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Tracking *scary theme music*

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

So, I tracked everything I ate yesterday. I made some very good choices. Lots of fruit yesterday. Veggies too. Chicken sautéed in a tablespoon of olive oil and fresh garlic. A bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast (Good choice in comparison, I usually eat something like a huge breakfast taco) For lunch I went to Subway, but was good there ordering chicken breast with loads of veggies, spinach, cucumber, lettuce, etc, on whole grain bread instead of white. (Though I am not really sure how much better the "whole grain" subway bread is compared to the white) I did eat a baked potato for dinner. I would have ended the enitre day only a few calories outside my goal range except for one thing. A Moon Pie. A double decker vanilla Moon Pie, which, I found out, comes in at a whopping 330 calories. For one, not so big, marshmallow and grahm crackery confection. A confection that provides no nutritional value and doesn't even have the decency to fill me up, just fatten me up. Oh, I ate it, and pushed my calories way out. I have been thinking ever since on how one thing can be so loaded with calories and not even feel like you ate it as well as how demented I have to be to have eaten it to begin with. I was in the check out line after work, I had grabbed a few things for dinner. I was hungry, and I love moon pies. I looked at the calories, I knew what I was doing, and I did it anyway. I am disappointed in me, but what can I say?

On another note, I was on my lunch break buying the fruit I consumed at work today, and the check out lady made a comment as she was checking all my fruit. She asked me if that was my lunch and I told her it was part of it, the dessert part. She nodded and said "That's good, because the way food is today, unless you eat something like this, you don't even know what you are putting in your body" That has been something that is floating around my mind lately. Eating more whole, natural foods. The more I read labels the more I want less to do with processed foods. If I eat a pear I know a pear is floating around, providing fiber and pear nutrients. If I eat a Moon Pie then I have no idea what is floating around in me because I can't even pronounce 90% of what is on the label.

So, that is what is on my mind this morning. Here is to an awesome day of good choices!

  
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GLMOM2 1/4/2012 8:08AM

    I've been trying to keep an eye on my eating & writing down everything touching my mouth. Thinking I've been doing good I stepped on the scale this morning to see a +0.2 gain since Saturday! Urr.

I thought if I could just track this week & get that under my belt I'd get into the calorie watch next week! Well, apparently I need to do both!

Here is to my first day of logging & tracking calories too!

Good job in the fruit & veggies consumption! Keep up the great work & all of your healthy efforts will pay off. Say no to those moon pies. emoticon

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BABYTUXXY 1/4/2012 7:34AM

    We all let our desires rule us from time to time, after all I think that's why most of us are here. Just don't let it get you down, start fresh again today and forget about yesterday.
I still eat processed foods, but I have to admit it is pretty bad when you have to google the ingredients then be assured by "experts" that they won't kill you.

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CCBULLDOG 1/4/2012 7:21AM

    Hmmmm....the old moon pie conundrum...no nutritional value...yet so tasty... emoticonI can't believe how much better I feel when I'm eating "clean" compared to loading my body with preservatives and foods that have words I can't pronounce emoticon...yesterday my daughters left over birthday cake made my food tracker explode....but I'm here to coucour another day emoticonGood luck with your weight loss goals today!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Happy new Year!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Ooo, I disappeared for a while. I have been cleaning house for a solid week, and never want to see another broom again. I gained two pounds over the holidays, which is disappointing, but I am not going to cry over spilt milk, I am just pulling my big girl pants back on and moving forward. This year will be awesome, I can feel it.

Here's to a great new year!!

  
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PINKBEANBOO 1/3/2012 3:06PM

    2 lbs, shoot, you'll have that off in no time flat.
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GLMOM2 1/3/2012 12:56PM

    Glad to see you back with us! emoticon

The holiday season is a crazy time of year & if you walked away from it with only a 2 pound gain ~ I'd say you ROCK! I gained 4... emoticon

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SBW1027 1/3/2012 11:05AM

    Great job on not getting down for the small gain over the holidays. You will lose those two pounds quickly!

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A Way Out

Thursday, December 22, 2011

"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."
1 Corinthians 10:13

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So, I was thinking about my trip to Lazy Town this week and looking at my journey quotes and thought that in addition to a list of non-scale victories, a list of ways that I have been provided a way out, an opportunity to go in the right direction, whether or not I was smart and took advantage.

For example, I was at the store today, picking something up for lunch because I had forgotten mine at home. I was in line at the check out with my low calorie lunch when I started eyeballing the chocolate bars. (bad thing about when I start eating sugar again, it is soooooo hard to bust the cravings when I go back to being good) Those rows of chocolatey goodness sure looked faboo, and well, that little devil on my shoulder was quite insitant that I had already failed my weigh in and why not get a candy? I could always make it up tomorrow... Just then, another checker came up and opened her register, a register which was no where near any candy bars, and told me she could help me. I made the right choice this time, thumped that little devil off my shoulder and turned to the non candy register. It was a way out, an opportunity to avoid temptation and go in the right direction. I could have gone on and checked out at the candy register, but I knew for me, at that time, being in close proximity to candy was a bad idea. Call it what you may, a way out provided by a Higher Power, luck, a coincidence, whatever you feel it is, but it is moment like this that for me are important in changing not just my body but my mindset. I made a good choice for me at that moment. Changing my mindset is the hardest part of all of this, it is 90% of my battle right now. Learning to love myself, learning to believe I am worth it, learning to start over right after I make the wrong choice or have a bad weigh in, not start over tomorrow just because I made a mistake today, or because my scale didn't say what I wanted to this morning. So I may periodically post times when I feel a way out has been provided, because I need to see myself making better choices more often.

  
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PINKBEANBOO 12/23/2011 11:56AM

    Great blog! I need to start thinking like this - thanks!

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GLMOM2 12/23/2011 7:16AM

    Great non-scale victory! emoticon

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You should be very proud of yourself for avoiding that sweet-treat temptation. YOU are stronger than that temptation!

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It isn't my scale's fault....

Thursday, December 22, 2011

It isn't the scale's fault that my weight was up this morning, but I sure wish it was. The plain and simple fact is that I have been making very poor food choices this week. It has been a convenience thing, it has just been easier to eat out than to cook, but still, I know better. I took the wrong direction and ended up at a destination I don't like, so I have to go ahead and make my U-Turn and start heading back in the right direction.

  
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PINKBEANBOO 12/22/2011 12:27PM

    I've been in Stupidville, sounds like maybe you stopped in for a visit. emoticon

You've had your down time. Your little break. That's all it was a LITTLE BREAK, but now it's time to get back to it!

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MYBULLDOGS 12/22/2011 8:16AM

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find foods that work with YOUR body chemistry.

i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 34 pounds .

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. 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.



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 198 to 164 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.

one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's worth

i went to the doctor. for the first time in a long time i was not ashamed to get on the scale. i did not have to get beet red because doctor said i was over weight. it felt GREAT.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 12/22/2011 7:04AM

    You can do it!

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I need a Boost: Non-Scale victories

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

So, I am really down on myself for a lot of reasons, none of which I will waste time on here. So, I decided to sit down and list some non-scale victories in order to boost my mood a little.

- I have not stopped and bought Mayonaise Potato Salad from Bucees in months (Some Texas people know what I mean about Bucees, they have everything and the potato salad is faboo, I used to stop and buy a tub of it nearly every morning and eat it for breakfast)

- I am down a pants size

- I am down a shirt size

- I am more active

- I eat less at every meal

- I make healthier food choices

- I look cuter in my smaller jeans

- My arms are getting smaller

- I bought cute bra and panty sets for the first time in years, and I feel good when I wear them

- I am sexy and I know it!!

So, I have made accomplishments, and I need to keep my eyes on the prize. Direction, not intention, determines my destination!!!

  
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CLWALDRO 12/23/2011 6:16AM

    Non-scale victories may be signs of better muscle development and the list makes me think you are doing the right things so try not to focus on the scale but cheer the other victories on our journey to better health emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUNNER4LIFE08 12/21/2011 3:30PM

    When the scale is giving you trouble, I love looking at NSV's. Looks like you have a great list going!

Keep up the great work!

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PINKBEANBOO 12/21/2011 11:47AM

    emoticon emoticon Those are great NSVs - keep it up!

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DEBJAE 12/21/2011 11:34AM

    Congrats! The potato salad thing is HUGE for you to give up so good for you!

Take your measurements and focus on how you feel and how you feel in your clothes. emoticon emoticon

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