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Everyday Choices!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Today I realized that in everything that I do I make choices... what to have for dinner, what exercises should I do today, how much water am I really going to drink, ETC.. I make choices all day long.

The interesting part is that I did not really realize this till this morning when I got laundry started and of course CHOOSE to separate it, CHOOSE to use good soap, CHOOSE to use hot water, CHOOSE to use softener... then I went to eat Breakfast... and I had my UHHUUHH Moment!!!

I have to CHOOSE the same choices for me as I do for all my everyday things, I have to make the CHOICE to CHOOSE to eat right, exercise, use SP everyday for motivation and creative food recipes, I have to STOP letting myself not choose for me... all the choices I make effect other people or objects what about the CHOICES that I make FOR ME?... I was not making any for me, I was on automation... you know open fridge eat what looks good.. ( not good for you!) sit on couch be lazy.... etc... Well starting today I am making the CHOICE to CHOOSE for myself! Even though I am still on crutches and still can not walk for another 4 weeks ... NOW is the time to make those habits.. no longer will I let anything get in the way of MY CHOICES for myself. I must and have to take a stand for me! Being Healthy is a hourly, weekly and monthly CHOICE I am making for myself! .....

  
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NEED2MOVE2 2/4/2011 3:14PM

    Sounds like you are on the right track emoticon

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PB M&M's

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Last night my incredible lovely HB brought home my favorite ymmuy bag of PB M&M's. To my horrible delight he bought the BIG bag..... To my dismay I immediatly opened the bag and ate 8 right off the top without even thinking about it.. wow were they good ..at first... then we had dinner and my HB says " hey did you eat all your fruit and vegs today?"..... I immediately said of course.. I counted the M&M's! .. well he told me that those did not count as fruit and vegs.. then I had to explain that I am still working on my will power and as much as I love that he thought of doing something sweet for me those probably were not the best choice right now. I went on to say that strawberrys are a good choice, blueberries, fruit and well anything else that looks healthy. Now my HB is not a silent man he always says whats on his mind.. .but the bumbfounded look and puzzlement that came with this question I dont think I will ever forget :

" So let me get this straight, just so that I understand.. you dont want no more Peanut Butter M&M's? And NO candy, no valentines chocolates, and no more Diet Pepsi... You want fruit and exercise Games?... your really serious... OK then ... " he slowly turned around and said " IF your serious then I will support you and not buy anything more but you can not waste this one bag of PB M&M's.. it was the last one at the store....

So I gave half to my daughter last night ( nope he did not notice ) ate a few this morning ( which I felt horrible after doing so) so my plan is to give the rest to her when she gets home from school!

The really bummer thing is that I really love PB M&M's but I figure if I can get this down DP should be a piece of cake!

  
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BOWLOFKETCHUP 2/2/2011 8:51PM

    That's awesome that he's willing to support you!

Interesting thing about willpower - I don't think I've found any, more just keep my internal watchdog on and crafted some solid mental defenses. I just turn the situation around instead of saying "no": Would I be willing to trade my efforts for this cookie, or would I be willing to trade a cookie for all the ground I've gained? Usually the latter wins. :)

It can be tough - but once you make strides you'll find your niche and what works for you!
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Sometimes you have to hit the bottom before coming up

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I found Sparks people a year ago when I saw it on TV and LOVED what I had found, started right a way and I was so excited! Then life deal me a hand that I chose to take instead of still staying on track with my weight and my personal goals. When I did that I just stopped .... believing. I stopped thinking that I could do it, and I stopped trying.

In December ( yes 11 months after I got the news that I would have to have ankle fusion soon) I had ankle fusion .... bad news is because I am so so overweight the doctors have told me that my recovery would be much slower than normal.

Last week I hit the bottom and I am climbing my way back up! I logged back in on week five of my ankle fusion, I can not exercise or walk or move around very much with out my leg swelling.. I'm on the couch with my leg elevated and I WAS feeling so sorry for myself...oh and eating. Then when I logged back in and read motivational pages I realized that finally I had hit the bottom of where I needed to be to make a change for me. It did not take doctors telling me to lose weight or even really the slow healing of the ankle fusion( because I am so over weight)....it took me hitting rock bottom of my own to really want to make a change.

So today I started tracking my food and will continue to use every avenue on Sparks people and As I heal I will expand what I will and can do.

What I have learned so far is that you can have all the tools right at your fingers tips and attempt to make a change but then for some reason you kinda work at. Then when you hit rock bottom for yourself that's when those changes will not only start but they ' stick'!........ I wish I would have not had to hit rock bottom so darn hard to get this lesson for myself and I am sure that many of you will not have to ...... but that's what I have learned this last week.... good news is I'm on track now and motivated for myself to make a change!

  


Workout...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Today is the first day that I added working out to my list of things to get healthy. First I learned how to track my food and what to eat and begin to love those things... and that did take some time! Now I do crave those grapes instead of the milky way! ( by the way I never thought that would happen!) So, I finally knew that now was the time to incorporate the workouts.. OMG.. I knew I was out of shape... oh lordy! Now I feel out of shape! lololo.. I really do feel the burn but you know I was so excited that I completed 20 minutes of workout and even though I am sore now.. its nothing compared to 30 days ago when working out would not have interested me at ALL! I feel that slowly I am working on getting on the right track!

  
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VITASANA 8/17/2010 11:10PM

    This sounds great!! It's awesome that you allowed yourself to come to the realization that you needed fitness in your life on your own timing! Start slow and with realistic goals and you will be just fine!! Happy for you!

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DUST_COVER 8/16/2010 10:31PM

    One good habit at a time is all it takes! Great job!

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PROMISE2DESIGN 8/16/2010 10:04PM

    Exercise comes in time... I started slowly with the stationary bike and water aerobics. One of these days I'm going to run a marathon. I bet you can too. Good job starting the exercise up! emoticon

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PROMISE2DESIGN 8/16/2010 10:04PM

    Exercise comes in time... I started slowly with the stationary bike and water aerobics. One of these days I'm going to run a marathon. I bet you can too. Good job starting the exercise up! emoticon

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MRSBERG135 8/16/2010 9:42PM

    Keep up the good work!!

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Food... Wrong place, wrong time!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Well so far this week food has not been my best attribute. I promised myself that I would record all that I ate.. then I realized just what I had eaten ...ooohhh lloorrdy! .... Food is great, but keeping the right foods in front of me and at the right times is I have found since Monday the hardest part of all of this. So, now that I have realized just what my real problem is ... ( ITs the food.. its in the wrong place and the wrong times!) not me ( lololo) I think now I can start making sure that the foods that I need to achieve my goals become the foods in the right place at the right times. Any suggestions out there from anyone that has struggled with this would be GREAT! ... I have an amazing supportive husband and daughter that are really trying to help.... but I am having the hard time of making the switch from real bad for me to real good for me foods...

  


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