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What is holding me back from reaching my goals?

Friday, September 07, 2012

What's holding me back (Honestly and with out filters.)
1. My sugar obsession and habit. I have created these eating habits that really are not good for me. I like to sit in front of the TV at night and eat large bowls of Ice Cream. I shop at the store and buy a snickers bar. I get bored at the computer and eat junk.
2. I lie to myself. I sometimes convince myseelf if I don't log it, it never happened, then when I come back at the end of the week with out a loss I wonder what happened because I forget what I really ate because it wasn't logged.
3. Stress. I eat when stressed, or unhappy about stuff.
4. Lack of support at home. My DH is almost 300 lbs. He doesn't care to loose weight or try to track foods he eats because he is happy just the way he is. This makes it hard to eat healthy.
5. Me. I give up when the scale doesn't move or when I just plain don't feel like doing it. I give in to temptations and I don't fight hard when people say want some of this food. I have fear of never being healthy and I have fear of never being able to eat the foods I love again, even when I know moderation is the key. I am also afraid to be hungry all the time or have to work my a$$ off just to maintain. I have a hard time believing the benefits outweigh the consequences sometimes.

This Fall:
I am starting fresh. I am just going to work on eating less sweets and junk. And try to exercise a few times a week.
Since I haven't done it in a while this will be a great stepping stone.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LISAMG1220 9/11/2012 9:45AM

    This is the first step! I understand about the hubby thing, right there with ya. Just know that you have the lemons beside you for support! :)

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/8/2012 10:52PM

    So glad you took the time to reflect on the issues that is blocking your way to success! Now focus on what changes need to be made so you can reach your goals!

We can do this!

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My New Goals for the week of 9-06-12 Thru 9-30-11

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Goal 1: Exercise 30-60 mins 5 Days
Goal 2: 3 Meals and 3 Snacks a day
Goal 3: Track my Foods

I will reach these goals this week. I am in control not the food.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/3/2012 9:23PM

    Looking forward to having you as a LEMON Team member! Together we can support each other and achieve our goals!!

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It's been hard to start again.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Starting again.

The good news is I only gained 4 pounds in my little self sabatage.

Wednesday was good, Thursday was bad, Today will be good.

I really want this, but I keep deciding to eat like crap. Whats the deal?

I want it because I feel like crap at this weight. How is it that food keeps winning?

Goal 1: 200 lbs by December. I know I can do it.

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ARTJUNKIE5 8/19/2011 11:28AM

    I will have to give that a try thanks!

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LAURAJS2 8/19/2011 11:19AM

    I know how you feel. Does it help you to put your thoughts out on a blog? Sort of like you are reaching out to others to share? I have just started blogging this week and that is how I feel about it. I want to use any of the Spark tools that are available to help me to get back on track quickly when I have lost focus. I am on the one day challenge team and the challenge today was to give a goodie to someone on Spark and I am going to send you a goodie for motivation.
Keep your eye on your goal and you will get there!

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MYBULLDOGS 8/19/2011 11:18AM


find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.

i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 24 pounds in 9 weeks. i cook

4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages.

it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.

i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.

you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.

I have gone from 196 to 172 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.

portion sizes are critical to your success. exercise has to become a way of life. good luck


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Back from Vacation.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I am back from vacation and it was a tough trip. We were told not to bring food just pitch in $$ and just bring snacks for the baby. So that is what we did. This was a big mistake. I was so worried about what was ok to eat I ended up eating all the snacks I brought the baby and just eating a lot of junk in general.
I think it has to do with me not having control. I am back home now and back on track. The vacation was a mess but now I am back on track and ready to go again.
I am remembering there will be set backs and this is a marathon not a sprint.
Time to start taking my two steps forward.


Your Monthly gift and the Evil scale.

Saturday, July 09, 2011


Trust me if you weigh during that time you will get discouraged and that leads to being unmotivated.

Weigh when its over and you feel better. You will be much happier with the results.

Just a note to Myself and any Woman out there who reads this.


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