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Friday, April 11, 2014

I love stepping on the scale and seeing another drop in weight. I am now only 9 lbs from my first big goal. Once I hit that, I will set another big goal of 50 lb weight loss. I have a small goal of 10 lbs. I did promise my son that when I hit my first goal I would take the kids to Incredible Pizza, should have never made that promise. I have been doing so well on my eating all week, so proud of myself. Today I wont eat so well. I was in such a hurry I didnt get to make my lunch at home, so I figured I would just use my free birthday burger at Red Robin. I am going to ask just for the burger, no side, and I will also try and only eat half of it. I also am making a homemade pizza for supper, I plan on eat just 1 small slice. I am off work tomorrow, so I am going to go to the park and get some walking done. I may even go to the gym and use the weights, depends on the time I have since I do have errands to run. I have also increased my water intake, I do have a little 100% real orange juice in the morning with my vitamins and rx. I was bad last night, after work I went to Walmart, was so hungry, so I bought a chocolate milk. I need to keep my glucernia in the car, it may be gross hot, but it beats drinking high sugary chocolate milk. I get to go see my son today, so that is something positive. THey think he will be coming home soon, I just hope he is ready. And no he is not in jail or rehab, he is at a youth academy for kids with behavior problems that are bad. Things seem to be going well, I just hope they keep on going well.

  
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DEB62BIE62 4/11/2014 3:08PM

    Hope everything works out with your son. As to the pizza, see if they just have a salad then eat one piece. I don't think it will hurt, just be sure you track it.

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WAY2GOCAT 4/11/2014 2:12PM

    God bless your son!

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RAESUN54 4/11/2014 1:46PM

    I think you are being too hard on yourself, eat some pizza, just don't go overboard. As far as lunch is concerned, eat only the burger and like you said don't get the unhealthy side.
I hope you will be able to see your son. God will be watching ove the two of you.

You are doing great, don't sell yourself short.

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BABY_GIRL69 4/11/2014 1:39PM

    Had an opportunity to eat pizza yesterday ate the cheese off & then discarded the bread. Never heard of Incredible Pizza either but you're doing great!!

God bless,

Dee

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COOP9002 4/11/2014 12:00PM

    Our daughters love "Incredible Pizza". We live a little too far from one to take them very often. Enjoy your weekend.

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The Daniel Plan

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

So I bought the book The Daniel Plan, and have been reading on it. I think it's a great book and highly recommend it to everyone. It focuses on more than just food, it covers faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. Just since changing my way of looking at things and really trying, I have lost 5 lbs since Sat, I have more energy, minus the fact I am sick I am still working out some. God is so important in my that I am really looking at my life as a whole, what my past mistakes were with dieting. I wasn't going by it the right way, now my focus is on the 5 F's, well I am a little short on friends, but the ones I have will do. THe only sugar I am really getting is the 2g in my breakfast Atkins shake, and the 1 or 2 vegan chocolate ship cookies I made. I am cleaning house and truthfully the vegan chocolate chips are way to expensive to throw away so I made a batch of cookies. I have enough to make 1 more batch, which I will do on Easter, then they will be gone and I will buy no more of them. I eat a spinach salad everyday, i put mini red, yellow,a nd orange bell peppers on them, sunflower seeds, hearts something (got them from Whole Foods), and 1 or 2 boiled eggs. I do put a little ranch on it to help with taste, something I can't give up. I am eating more salmon that I season myself, which turns out good. Whole wheats, I still wont eat bread though. I am trying to cut out carbs in general, but I do like having rice with my salmon, not to much of it.
I do have the lapband, and hopefully I will be getting it filled to the maximum, and finally have the restriction I am suppose to have. WHen that happens I will only be able to eat 1/4 cup of food per meal, and I will be limited on what I can eat. I just tell myself it will be well worth it in the long run.

  
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PAMAPPLE 4/11/2014 10:48AM

    Way to go!! I, also, turn to salads with lots of leafy greens, and like to put in chickpeas for protein and fiber. So glad you are enjoying your healthy lifestyle and reaping the benefits!!

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GEMINICHIK 4/9/2014 6:12PM

    Best of luck

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111BUTTERFLY111 4/9/2014 4:22PM

    Wishing you grand success on your new journey!

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another fail

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SO I failed out on the 10 day detox. I t was just way to expensive. So I am changing it up a bit. Drinking a Atkins meal replacer for breakfast, less than 6 grams of sugar. Something reasonable for lunch, with me being in school a healthy meal is usually what I buy. For supper a boost for diabetics, since it has less that 6 grams of sugar per drink. I know technically you are suppose to eat 2 meals, but I have the lapband, so that aint going to happen. I wish I brought my macadamia nuts to snack on but I forgot them, as a matter of fact O have nothing healthy to snack on for when I am hungry. I may just have to run to Kroger and buy me some at lunch, that way I am not starving by the time I get home from work tonight. My plan is to go to the gym after school and before work, get me a good workout. I have 2 weeks before the final biggest loser weight in, so I have 2 weeks to kick my butt into gear. I can do this, I can't let anything set me back. It doesn't help that when I am not working at night I am sitting at home. What do you want to do when you are just sitting, eat. Yesterday I grabbed the macadamia nuts and ate them, but then I ate a bowl of engine 2 diet wild berries cereal, ate fish for supper with corn, then ice cream after that. I have decided that I am just going to have to break my daughters heart and tell her no more ice cream, it's to big of a temptation. I was really hungry yesterday, guess it had something to do with me not being able to eat breakfast due to a procedure yesterday morning. I am not sure why I keep letting myself fail at eating better. I know I am what I eat, and that doesn't seem to bother me. I have tried going vegan again, but I keep failing at that to. I have absolutely no will power. THis Friday we are going to Red Robin for my daughter's birthday, I have told myself I will get the grilled chicken bbq wrap, with broccoli, instead of a burger, subbing fries for broccoli. I just need to get my head in the right place and I know I will succeed, just getting it there is the hard part. I have lost so much weight already, knowing I can lose more should just be the motive I need, but somehow it's not. I sometimes wonder if it has something to do with the bipolar, knowing what that is and saying it's understandably why I am the way I am with dieting, it all kind of makes since. Maybe it's time I talked to my doctor and see if she recommends uping my dose are adding something to it, she usually looks at my not caring on the depressive part of bipolar. I just have to make that call and make an appointment.

  
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STITCH4EVER 3/27/2014 4:41PM

    MOST OF THOSE THINGS ARE REALLY COSTLY. HERE, I WOULD LOVE TO SWIM FOR EXERCISE BUT YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT AND BE AMONG 9 MILLION SCREAMING KIDS. HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO EXERCISE THAT WAY?

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RHOOK20047 3/27/2014 2:28PM

    Hang in there and just keep trying. You can do it! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 3/25/2014 4:41PM

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God bless,
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Dee

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PLMITCH 3/25/2014 12:47PM

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ONECALMMOM 3/25/2014 11:26AM

  Do the best you can with what you've got.

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10 day detox diet

Thursday, March 06, 2014

SO I have read the book and I am ready to start the diet. I bought 5 days work of food. I made the soup last night, was going to make the dip but I forgot the buy lemons, will do that today. The recipes call for fresh herbs, the grocery stores seem to always be out of them, great. I made the soup last night, I made bulk so it will be lunch for the next several days. I am hoping this diet works as well as the doctor who wrote it says it will. If so I will keep doing it after it is over, just a lifestyle change. One of the things on the diet is salmon and scallions, we will see how the salmon works since I hate fish. The scallions never had them but I am willing to give them a try. They say it takes 27 times of eating something to acquire the taste for it, we will see. I hated the morning smoothie, but I will make it again tomorrow and gag the whole time drinking it, honestly it's not bad enough to gag while drinking it. My body is just being a big baby and just not taking the smoothie very well. The part I really love about this diet is the detox bath I get to take every night, soaking in a hot bath is so relaxing, but again that is the whole point. The bath is pretty simple, you get it as hot as you can stand, 2 cups of epsom salt, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 10 drops of lavender oil( honestly I use 20 drops). I think the 10 day detox book is one worth investing in, it gives you a lot of good information. I already knew the food companies made it where we craved food and wanted more and more. What these food companies dont want is people reading the book, or going vegan. After this diet I have really thought about going full fledged vegan and not going back to meat, unless its a special occasion, not sure, again meats are a bad addiction, they pump our meats full of hormones. I mean kids are starting to go through puberty at 9, I know a little girl that started her period at age 7, how said. I honestly believe its the foods we are feeding ourselves. Anyways I could go on and on about that subject, but that would be off topic. It's 9:35 and I am already hungry I left my nuts at the house by accident, so I have nothing to snack on. Lunch is at 11. I may have to drive down to the dollar store and buy my some nuts.

  
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 3/25/2014 11:51AM

    Um...I think you need to inject a little pleasure and joy into your diet.

I doubt anyone can gag down food for the rest of their life even if it makes them skinny.

Keep looking for something that works for you and that you can enjoy.

(and BTW overeating has NEVER given anyone pleasure or joy, so don't think by looking for a little pleasure and happiness, that you can't get skinny too)

GOod luck!

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RUTHIEBEAR 3/7/2014 8:21AM

    I became a pescatarian (vegetarian who eats fish and dairy) in 2008. I do not miss eating meat and poultry. The thought of eating it makes me feel kind of sick now. I wish you much success on your detox. Keep us posted how you are doing. emoticon

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Friday!!!!

Friday, February 28, 2014

SO glad it is Friday. I can somewhat sleep in tomorrow. I have to be at work for the Biggest Loser weight in at 9:30am. Got a session with my trainer today. WHat makes me made is I am getting like 8 hrs a week at work, that is not going to pay for my sessions. So now I have to put a hold my going in April unless I can find a second job. I dont see how they think someone with kids can survive on 8 hr work weeks. That means I am going to struggle on buying groceries for awhile. I went to the gym yesterday and got a good workout, I was sweating really good. Left early due to work.

  
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PROPMAN1 2/28/2014 9:52AM

  I can't imagine how you can make it on 8 hrs./week. Unless you're making mega bucks-it's not possible. Good Luck with whatever you do.

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-BLESSINGS- 2/28/2014 9:49AM

    TGIF... wishing you all the best...

BLESSings ALLways ~Deby

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