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What the heck? I made cookies!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I was gone a few days on a short trip. I did well even eating road food. I have not done so well today and yesterday. I weigh tomorrow and wanted to be going down instead of up. At least I have been exercising. It is the food choices I make that are not so good. I get so hungry at night then have a hard time falling asleep. I don't know how I can lose that weight if I feel hungry at all. I think if I just ate when I feel like it and not over do the treats, I would be fine. No dieting needed. I am still dealing with my disabled brother, which causes me alot of anxiety. My husband got laid off from his job too. I am going to sign up for some classes and hope that life lightens up some soon.

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KALIGIRL 1/23/2011 1:39PM

    Your plate is indeed full. Sending good vibes your way. Hope the classes work and life lightens up.
emoticonon your exercise!

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Food Tracking

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

For the past week I have been tracking my meals. I found out some interesting things from the nutrition feedback. I have been eating t0o much potassium , fiber, folate and especially carbs. I see now how my digestive problems, sleeping problems and possibly liver function have been affected by my diet. So interesting! Looks like eating too many carbs can make you hungrier. Who would of thought? So I will be eating less dried fruit , carbs and cut back on the fiber a little. I got a good walk in today and feel pretty positive about things too. emoticon

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CAROLJEAN64 1/20/2011 11:48AM

    There is a great article on about food "addiction" and how certain foods do seem to cause us to eat out of control. Glad the tracker is helping you so much.

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Today's a New Day

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I have made a motivation collage to help inspire me. I have not had much success lately. I gained back the few pounds I lost. I am determined though to follow through this time. I finally figured out how to use the food tracker and have used it the past couple of days. I have been telling myself when I get discouraged that "I am willing to change" It seems to help me from spiralling out of control. I have to figure out a better strategy while my husband is home. He likes different kinds of food than I do. I want to cook for us but he doesn't appreciate "diet food". Most of the time I just let him go on his own and hope he doesn't mind too much. I am feeling optimistic and want to get some results. I am anxious to clean out my closet and get a few new jeans. There is not too much I can wear right now because I have went up a size. I sure don't want to buy new jeans until I get back to my normal weight. I am looking forward to a better spring.

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KRISTI2661 1/16/2011 7:41PM

    I have issues with other family members not needing to diet and how do I fix meals for them and me. I kind of compromise. I fix a big salad - which they actually appreciate-so that I can enjoy something with them. Then I use ingredients for what I need (want) and cook them separately. For example, I made chili - took beans and tomatoes and spices for mine from theirs, put beef in theirs and none in mine. I also allowed them salt, but none in mine. This way, we have the same meal, but mine is to my liking and theirs is to their liking. Sometimes I just cook us all the same thing, like HERE2BTHIN does, and they don't even know the difference.

Good luck to you - you will find that middle ground!


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HERE2BTHIN 1/16/2011 5:43PM

  Here's what I did with My Hubby. I went to Spark People's Recipe's, Choose a Meat & Scrolled down until I found a Healthy Recipe that went with whatever we both wanted @ the Time. And, I NEVER told him, He was eating a Diet Recipe. He eats Healthy & doesn't even know it.

Never give up.


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TDWANDD2MYK9 1/16/2011 4:58PM

    Good luck! emoticon

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

It seems in the past few weeks I have set several goals for myself and not accomplished any of them. I think I was a bit too enthusiastic and overwhelmed by all the Sparkpeople opportunities. I need to focus on a few and stay with it. I have done little to overcome my sugar addiction. I guess I could cut myself a little slack as things have been stressful. I will be feeling better as soon as I get over my cold. I have been exercising and meditating often. If I just could bring the mindfulness into my day to day life I would be so happy. I think to much, I worry alot and tend to have a negative attitude. As my depression lifts I may be able to follow trough on my endeavours better.

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BLESSEDBEING 1/30/2011 12:09AM

    I understand the tendency to get excited and take on too much. I concur with others that modest goals and babysteps consistently practiced will yield greater long-term results. I'm planning to launch a babysteps team (see my recent blogs), and you will be VERY welcome to join us!

Wishing you great success, and reminding you to be gentle with yourself. Blessed Be, Amanda

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CAROLJEAN64 12/27/2010 1:53PM

    One of the best pieces of advice I got when I first started Spark was to set small goals with small steps. It helps give you a continuing feeling of success. When the thinking seems to overwhelm and the mind is racing, try three - five minutes of deep, slow breathing. Count while you inhale, hold in for the count of 2, then work to exhale the same amount of time and hold the exhale for 2 before you inhale again. Count your breaths and keep track day to day. This exercise will help in so many ways. You are probably more diligent about your meditative practice than I am. emoticon

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MIMORE27 12/26/2010 8:32PM

  girl i feel ya " I found sparks yesterday and just knew i could do this so while exploring the web site and getting excited i promised my self i could wake up today feeling great and eating just perfect but "o know i wake up and cook to eggs that give me 140 calories not bad .. Then i bust 2 milk shakes in the after noon uggggg !! My excuse was before i start i had to get rid of the ice cream first didnt need any temptations while " The quilt is horriable the weight is ganing and i feel bla bla bla !!! the holiday food has got me feeling so bla !!! emoticon

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Day before Christmas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Hope everyones Christmas is a special one. I feel grateful today. I have a wonderful husband a family to go to and presents to give and receive. Have a great weekend ! Wishing the best to you all in the year ahead.

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CAROLJEAN64 12/25/2010 3:42PM

    It is important to remember how fortunate we are.

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MYSPARKLER 12/25/2010 10:35AM

    Thank you! We are fortunate. There is so much to be thankful for!
Best wishes.

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GRAMMIE1959 12/24/2010 6:58PM

have a great holiday!

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JUNETTA2002 12/24/2010 6:14PM

    Good for you hope you enjoy your family. Mine is spread all over. But I will be enjoying having my husband and son and daughter-in-law for the entire weekend. Merry Christmas.

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