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My Experience with BLC 26

Sunday, December 07, 2014

I can't believe how fast the last twelve weeks has gone by. The time went by way too fast.
I thought the Blue Lions was a good team for me. I liked putting our trackers on line even if I didn't make the best choices it helped me to be more honest.
I didn't lose any weight this round. I am a big stress eater and have been struggling with my weight for quite some time but not giving up.
I know in order to lose weight you have to really want it and I do. I have a real problem with chocolate candy and I am foolish for having it in the house.
I am going to try and just have dark chocolate and see how I do with it. I can't go cold turkey but know I need to do something. I want to be thinner when I retire and that is only six months away.
Our overtime should be over after the first of the year. I am looking forward to BLC 27 and I plan to get off to a good start.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

  
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HAPPYDOES 12/10/2014 1:06PM

    I enjoyed meeting you this round, Amy, and look forward to seeing you in the next round.

I wish you the best, especially with the emotional eating.
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Have a great holiday season with your friends and family.

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KELLYFROG 12/7/2014 8:37PM

    You can do it! Good job hanging in there with your busy work schedule!

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SYDLETZIII 12/7/2014 3:14PM

    Try dark chocolate kisses, and eat just enough to be satisfied. That might help. You can succeed.

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BRIAEL 12/7/2014 12:29PM

    Small changes, one day at a time. If you absolutely cannot give up a food that you rely on to keep your happiness level up, consider replacing it with something that is better for you.

Have you heard of ChocoRite chocolate? It's marketed for diabetics as it is ultra low carb (sugar alcohols instead of sugar - so low GI) but it is actually REALLY nice.

They sell it in many pharmacy departments in the big stores. There is a milk chocolate with caramel, a dark chocolate, dark choc with almonds, milk choc peanut butter and one other which I don't remember. All come in under 200 calories, so you could have your daily chocolate fix with none of the guilt or consequences. :)

To save you the research time .. here is the link to them http://healthsmartfoods.com/chocori
te-sugar-free-chocolates.html

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1CRAZYDOG 12/7/2014 11:20AM

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OLDERDANDRT 12/7/2014 11:01AM

    You're doing great! Never quit! Never give up! Keep the faith! Keep up the great work. You Can do it!! ((HUGS))

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SHANTODD420 12/7/2014 10:31AM

    Just keep trying Amy that is all you can do. One day at a time and one step at a time.

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SWEETNEEY 12/7/2014 9:30AM

    You were a wonderful team mate.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/7/2014 8:54AM

    Keep on trying. You'll get there!

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MYTHMYTH 12/7/2014 8:47AM

    Only 6 months to retirement! Just think how good that is going to feel...especially when you weigh less. You will have more energy and will be able to enjoy your retirement all the more. that is such a good goal to set for yourself. emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 12/7/2014 8:27AM

    I haven't lost weight in the last 4 months, even with more exercise guess it is time to tweak my diet a bit. Now it has gotten colder I too have been wanting chocolate. A friend brought a bar of dark chocolate and left it for me. I have it stuck away so it is hard to get to so far so good. Have you thought of adding a lower calorie hot cocoa to your diet which use to help me get over the need. But not that milk puts my body in a tail spin I have went to adding cocoa to my smoothies with helps the chocolate need but leaves me cold. Personally it might be time for me to go cold turkey again with the chocolate products. Usual it takes me about a week to get over it and then I am good for a couple of months. One time I had such a craving for brownies,that I promised myself after two weeks if I still wanted one I would just eat it. So for two weeks I would go to the store and look at the health information on the boxes trying to decided what brownies I would eat. I would journal about all about it. After two weeks I decided that baking them, smelling them and giving them away made me happier.
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KRISZTA11 12/7/2014 6:02AM

    Dark chocolate is a great choice.
I usually eat 2 small squares after dinner and I don't crave more.
Milk chocolate is different, I avoid it because I can't stop after a decent portion, somehow it is not so satisfying... and I don't even like it...

Good luck to your healthy life style journey!
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RAPUNZEL53 12/7/2014 5:22AM

  Merry Christmas to you too! Good Luck with weight loss.

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It's been a good weekend

Sunday, November 16, 2014

It was so nice having four days off to rest. I really needed it after working 12 days straight in a row. It is very hard to work that many days as you get older. Seven more months and I will retire. I can do it!
I went to my WW Meeting this morning and was down .6 pounds. Thought that was pretty good considering I haven't been eating that healthy and my sleeping schedule is pretty messed up too. I am planning to go to bed early tonight.
Wishing you all a wonderful week.

  
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KELLYFROG 11/18/2014 8:35AM

    Glad you had a couple days off to rest. Great job on the loss!!!

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REALTYLADYLISA 11/17/2014 12:27PM

    Less is LESS..even a little loss helps...they add up! Glad you are heading in the right direction!!!

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OLDERDANDRT 11/17/2014 12:25PM

    Wow, a 12 day stretch of work!! Yowch!! Glad you at least got a few little days off!! Congrats on a wt. loss in spite of not so great circumstances!! Fantastic!!
Here's to wishing you a quick 7 months and the very best of health forever!! Let's get you out of the high stress so you can have more time to concentrate on an even better you!!!
Hope you have a most excellent week, my friend!! ((HUGS))

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1CRAZYDOG 11/17/2014 11:13AM

    Good job on the weight release!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/17/2014 11:01AM

    Glad you had a healthy weekend. Good job taking care of yourself! Have a blessed week.

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GORDON66 11/17/2014 8:45AM

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MYTHMYTH 11/17/2014 7:46AM

    I am so happy to learn that your weight is down again! Great job! emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon on your weight loss achievements, emoticon keep up the great work, emoticon emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 11/16/2014 11:42PM

    Well done on the weight loss. So glad you got a few days off to rest. Keep counting those days until you are done. emoticon emoticon

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    Congrats on your weight lose! emoticon


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Things are looking better at work

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A few weeks ago I wrote a couple of blogs about my boss giving us a hard time at work. One of the Union Reps told us that he was told by the plant Manager to leave us alone. He hasn't bothered us in a couple of weeks so hopefully things will remain calm.
One of my coworkers is retiring and we are having a potluck tomorrow. I decided not to participate in the potluck so I am bringing myself a special lunch. I am having my homemade navy bean and ham soup with veggies along with some strawberries. I will bring a WW treat for myself so I will not feel deprived.
I did sign the card and put in $5.00 so I feel I did my part.
I will be retiring in June and one of my coworkers told me she wanted to do something special for me. I told her I would love to have a picture of everyone and have it put in a scrap book. I hope I was not wrong in requesting that.
I can still remember when I graduated from high school I was devastated when it ended. I am NOT going to be devastated when I retire but I am going to miss a lot of my coworkers and want to remember them with pictures.

  
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JAXMOMMY 11/12/2014 5:50PM

    I think a scrapbook of pics from your coworkers would be great! It was definitely not the wrong thing for which to ask! I'd love the recipe for your navy bean and ham soup. I know you are really busy right now, so when you get the chance maybe you can Spark Mail it to me? If not, that I OK. As I said, I know how busy you are wit with work right now!

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SYDLETZIII 10/25/2014 12:42AM

    It is better to tell them what you want then to put together something you either can not use or will not enjoy. Pictures allow us to revisit the past and the memories.

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2HAMSDIET 10/23/2014 7:01AM

    I think it was a wonderfull thing to tell your coworker that is what you wanted. Good idea bringing your own food for the pot luck. We do the same thing all the time it is our be normal as my husband puts it

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REALTYLADYLISA 10/23/2014 12:25AM

    Love the photobook idea! Kind of like a high school yearbook...get them all to sign it with a special memory...

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L*I*T*A* 10/22/2014 10:26PM

    what an awesome idea!!......
so glad to hear things a better at work!

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ACRAIG921 10/22/2014 9:25PM

    That is a wonderful idea! Glad to hear things are going better at work.

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MYTHMYTH 10/22/2014 8:25PM

    So very glad to hear that things are a bit better at work. Hand in there!!! I think that the picture is a nice idea. i would have liked it if anybody had asked me what i would like when I retired (but no one did)

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JUDITH316 10/22/2014 4:48PM

    Good job on bringing your own healthy food to the retirement party, and I like the idea of having a nice photo of your fellow co-workers put in a scrapbook...Excellent idea...something to look back on the happy memories you all had together... emoticon for sharing... Happy Retirement in June, I know it is a ways off but wanted to wish you well... emoticon

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LINDA! 10/22/2014 2:39PM

    I am glad that your retirement is set. Having the employee's photos in a scrapbook is a great idea. I am retired and will tell you - IT IS GREAT!!

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OLDERDANDRT 10/22/2014 11:19AM

    I'm so glad the plant manager finally laid off y'all!! What a shame he had to be told to!! Sheesh! Was he having a series of bad days? Who knows, but I'm hoping that you don't have any more problems before you get to retire!
Great plan for the coworker's retirement potluck!! Way to go!!
Have a great day my friend!! ((HUGS))

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PYNETREE 10/22/2014 11:19AM

    I think that is a great Retirement gift!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/22/2014 11:04AM

    That's a WONDERFUL idea to have pics in a scrapbook! Nothing bad about that at all!!!

Glad things settled down.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/22/2014 10:42AM

    I love the idea of pictures & putting them in a year book. Glad that things are better at work.

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DENNIS2014 10/22/2014 7:48AM

    Happy retirement - Stay busy!!!

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SWEETNEEY 10/22/2014 7:29AM

    I think it's a good idea. We have to help people help us by giving them ideas how to celebrate us without food being the centerpiece.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/22/2014 5:33AM

    That's a great idea!

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PICKIE98 10/22/2014 4:28AM

    I think the picture is a fantastic idea!!

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Its been a good weekend ; )

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Had a good weekend and kept pretty busy yesterday. I went to the swimming pool yesterday and it was so nice just walking in the water and then swimming some laps. Then, of course, the jacuzzi which I absolutely love.
I went to my WW Meeting this morning and was down 2.6 lbs. I have been on track for the last five days which is the best I've done in a long time. I am doing both BLC and the 5% Challenge. Love both teams that I am on and feel I am going to get somewhere this time.
I have one more day off as I have an eye exam in the morning. I will probably just go back to bed when I get home. They put that solution in your eyes and you can't see so I may as well go back to bed for awhile.
Wishing you all a wonderful week.
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SHANTODD420 11/12/2014 7:18PM

    Wahoo way to go on your awesome weight loss. Have a great day.

Shannon

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JAXMOMMY 11/12/2014 5:53PM

    You know, I can't remember if I responded to this blog or not and am too tired to look for my name! This sounds like a great weekend! I so hope I can start losing again. I've been so off track! Congrats to you on this week! Getting into a pool sounds divine to me right now!

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SYDLETZIII 10/18/2014 11:39PM

    Congratulations, I hope your week went well.

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LINDA! 10/14/2014 9:24PM

    emoticon Great weight loss!

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 10/14/2014 11:51AM

    Way to go on the loss! I love swimming, I wish I could go more! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/13/2014 3:10PM

    Good luck w/the eye exam.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/13/2014 12:04PM

    Great job on the weight loss. Glad you got some good swimming time in. Good luck at the eye exam.

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SHANTODD420 10/13/2014 8:12AM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend. Have a healthy and happy Monday.

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Dancing is Fun ; )

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Had a great Saturday! However, we had to work but a little extra money is always nice. Then went to a 50th Birthday party for one of my coworkers. I am a sixty year ole woman and haven't gone dancing since I was in my 20's which explains why I am not a very good one.
The main thing is I had a great time and want to take dancing lessons after I retire. I feel so stiff when I dance and I don't know if its because I am so heavy or haven't done it in so many years.
Hope after I lose weight I can move around a lot more. It's in the middle of the night and I am trying to wind down. I didn't overeat while I was there either.
Now I am going to try and go to bed. Have a great Sunday.

  
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SYDLETZIII 10/4/2014 1:12AM

    Dancing is fun- Go and haave a wonderful time

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PINKPANTHERS 10/1/2014 10:22AM

    Sounds like a fantastic time! Start now, turn the music on and dance. The more you do - the less stiff you will feel at it. What's the old saying, dance like no one is watching! emoticon emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 10/1/2014 7:35AM

    Dancing is freedom - you can do it anyway ya wanna.

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KELLYFROG 9/29/2014 9:47PM

    Glad you had fun dancing! Put some music on and continue to enjoy it!!

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JAXMOMMY 9/29/2014 12:42PM

    You odn'don't need dancing lessons! When I was a mere toddler my Mom told me to just "feel the beat " and move! Turn on some music every day and just feel the beat and move! You don't have to do fancy moves... When you have fun and just feel the beat and move everyone thinks you are the greatest dancer! fun is the key! You probably just felt stiff because you moved your body in different ways than usual and that is even more reason to put on some music tonight and dance! Enjoy! Glad you had a fun weekend! Dance (always) like no one is watching!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/29/2014 7:49AM

    Dancing is great exercise, too! Glad that you had a good time.

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SPARKED2BFIT 9/29/2014 5:48AM

    i love dancing. It's my way of expression when i hear music that totally grabs my soul and it keeps me young inside and out!! i hope you're able to take dancing lessons eventually. You would love it!! Have a healthy, active and successful new month.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/29/2014 12:11AM

    Glad that you are doing well. Get those dance lessons my friend. You're have fun. It's good exercise too. Bright blessings to you. I hope that work is going well. Let us know. emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 9/28/2014 10:54PM

    emoticon I love to dance but I am not good at it. I have taken classes from time to time. There are so many kinds to try and it is so much fun. Put some music on and have some fun.

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GORDON66 9/28/2014 7:31PM

  You'll be a dancing queen!!!! Sounds like a good time!

Leslie

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KRISTA987 9/28/2014 4:12PM

    Dancing is so much fun & a great way to burn some extra calories! I miss my 20s when I used to go out all the time. Funny how our priorities change!
Congrats on not overeating at the party. Sounds like you had a great day!

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OLDERDANDRT 9/28/2014 1:43PM

    Way to go! Sounds like tons of fun! And I think dancing is somewhat like riding a bike....once you learn how, you never really forget, so maybe you just need a bit of practice to get properly limbered up again!
Have a wonderful Sunday!! ((HUGS))

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MOM2ACAT 9/28/2014 12:23PM

    Sounds like fun! With dancing, I don't think the most important thing is being good at it; what counts is having fun and moving!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/28/2014 10:05AM

    Keep at it! HUGS

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 9/28/2014 7:54AM

    As a 65 year old line dance teacher..... I would suggest that you start now !
Do't wait til you retire. :-)

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 9/28/2014 6:55AM

    Not a dancer here, either, but I do something! I went to a line-dancing class. I was a riot but so was most everyone else so it was lots of fun.

It was EXERCISE! Having fun, exercise, laughing at one's self. That's living!

Glad you enjoyed it and have also discovered something to look forward to.

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