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Sparkling water....once in a while!

Friday, August 26, 2011

I am not much of a soda drinker....back in the day my drink of choice was rum and my drink of choice is cold/iced water. However, every once in awhile I like something "fizzy". A few months ago I found a drink called "Ice" sparkling water with natural flavoring. Well today I tried "pink grapefruit" and it was great. Very refreshing. The only kind of grapefruit I will eat is red, but this flavoring does not have a bitter taste like real grapefruit. If you are in the market for something just a little different and 0 calories, give it a try. They also come in other flavors like black raspberry and kiwi/strawberry etc.
Hope your day has been a sparkling one. Thanks for stopping by and emoticon to all of you. Barb

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KATHRYNLP 9/12/2011 10:59AM

    I'll try it too.. sounds great! Thanks for the tip! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/29/2011 12:16PM

    It sounds great! Thanks for the info!

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GEMINI-SKY 8/27/2011 7:17AM

    Hi Barb, Sounds so yummy. I, too, need something carbonated once in awhile. Sounds like a Great Choice and 0 calories ! ! !

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MADKAPKID 8/26/2011 8:58PM

    I have not heard of it...but will look for it as it sounds like something I might like once in awhile. Thank you for the heads up on it. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/26/2011 8:38PM

    OOOHHH! Did you find it @ Woodman's by chance?? I am the same way . . . every once in a while I HAVE to have something carbonated. My taste buds have changed so much, though, that regular soda tastes way too sweet to me. So I'll have to look.

Glad to see you back!

the other Barb! LOL

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Could you "kick" me back into doing better?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I just lost my healthy eating habits etc. I do well for a couple of days and than (like today) I ate each meal/snack as if it were my last. I know I am setting myself up to fail........choices of foods are no where near being healthy. I just can't seem to shake this stepping backwards.
I've read motivational articles....I've read success stories. I track all my food and am way out of exercise is way done. I (like so many of us) know what to do and how to do it.........BUT why can't I just DO IT ? Any words of wisdom/advice.....gentle or not will be appreciated. As of today I have regained 6 pounds........! emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 8/21/2011 8:37AM

    Gosh, I'm just where you are also...
I need to be more accountable and start to log my food again and schedule my exercises and log then, too.

I bought a new recipe book a[on grilling and it seems to work. I'm eating more healthy and starting to lose again.
I found something I like and it likes me...
I know you can do it Barb. We are all in this together.

PS Love the HALT and FLAB....Good Thinking ! ! !

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CINDYHOUGHTON 8/20/2011 12:34PM

    One step at a time, one decision at a time. Start with the least painful and progress from there. No matter how small, make one positive move every single day.

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ESYLVANTUTOR207 8/20/2011 10:19AM

    What a heartfelt blog and what wonderful comments by my fellow Sparkers. AuntB, this journey is a hard one and a long one. We will have many detours along the way but we must decide to get back on the road time and time again because we are worth it. Yes, it is frustrating at times...yes, we lose our motivation, our Spark at times but there is no alternative except to gain the weight back again.

I have been at a plateau for 11 weeks but yet I will NEVER GIVE UP! I know what I have to I must do it, just like you. Make the commitment today....set small goals and little by little you will be back on track and the SPARK will return. Some suggestions: drink your 8 glasses of water, weigh and measure your food, eat your veggies and fruit every day, walk, exercise 3 or 4 days a week. Start with one or two small goals and add the others little by little. I haven't accomplished all of these yet either but I am going to do it, little by little. "PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION."

You can do this but you must BELIEVE you can. I am here for support if you need me.

Martha emoticon

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MADKAPKID 8/20/2011 9:42AM

    Hi, I read this and totally understood. I have no idea why it happens but, I am finding that at some point it usually happens to all of us. The trick is to FIGHT through it...and continue on. YOU can do it! Have a joy filled day, Karen

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1CRAZYDOG 8/18/2011 4:58PM

    Oh my dear, you certainly are not the only one who struggles with this for sure! I tend to agree that there is something at the root of this, something emotional. Perhaps journaling would hlep. I agree, to be successful, you can tackle one or two things, but no more. Be focused on those till they become an absolute habit. Then add another goal or two.

I have read 2 good suggestions about what to ask yourself when you are tempted to eat something that you KNOW isn't healthy . . . questions to answer to determine what is behind the feeling. HALT and FLAB

H unger . . . am I really hungry?
A ngry . . . am I angry about something?
L onely . . . am I lonely?
T ired . . . am I tired?

If the answer to why you feel the need to eat is anything other than hunger, then try to deal with that issue.


F rustrated . . . am I frustrated?
L onely . . . am I lonely?
A ngry . . . am I angry?
B ored . . . am I bored?

If the answer to these questions (similar to the above scenario) is NOT hunger, then you need to put a plan in place to occupy your mind or hands. Just some suggestions.

You know you can always vent . . . it's good for the soul!

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JUSTA123 8/18/2011 10:21AM

    You know everything you have to do, perhaps there is something else bothering you that is taking your focus off what's good for you, take a minute to think about it, it's most likely something staring you in the face and once you see it, the road ahead will be clearer. emoticon

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SJBAILEY1 8/17/2011 11:09PM

    I too have been having a hard time staying focused. Fortunately, I have been losing but it has slowed down and I'm afraid I can't keep eating the way I have and still lose weight. Good luck!!!

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MELLOMOUSE 8/17/2011 9:08PM

    I have always struggled with this myself. I have discovered that adding one thing at a time has helped me stay focused better. In March when I decided to lose weight I started with adding water and when that was a habit, I added exercise and when that became more or less a habit, I am now trying to eat better. This is by far the hardest one for me. I love food and obviously it is not the healthy kind. I had a bad night last night and I blogged about it and kept it to just that one meal that was terrible. So hang in there, if you do one good thing focus on that instead of the negative things. I also took a week off of putting my food in the counter and focused on exercising. I am here if you need a friend add me we can fight this together.

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BILLPHIL123 8/17/2011 9:08PM

    I think we need to kick each other. I know what to do and how to get back on track but do I do it? Why not? I am working on it and won't give up. One thing I know I need to do is to set a time for me everyday at the same time. I put off journal, logging in food, planning, etc and then don't do it. We will get back! LOL Phyllis

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    Get the "junk" food out of the house and plan healthy meals and snacks. Avoid processed foods, HFCS, and transfat. Never eat any carbs without protein. If you are hungry between meals only eat protein. Get your water in. Get a pedometer and walk 10,000 steps a day.

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Have had better days........eating that is

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

For what ever the reason yesterday and today have not been healthy.....still trying to get back on track like I was before..........will pick myself up and go forward......must always go forward. Don't want to get stuck again.....Hope everyone is having a good day. emoticonBarb

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GEMINI-SKY 7/5/2011 5:09PM

    You Can Do This Barb ! ! !
I'm Cheering for YOU ! ! !
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Here's To Ya ! ! ! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/4/2011 8:48AM

    Hope things are back on track for you. You've had so much on your plate, and that just makes for stress . . . which makes for going back to unhealthy habits and eating. **SIGH**

Happy 4th, Barb!

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JUSTA123 7/1/2011 8:32AM

    emoticon always wish that this says we can do it and we can, I had a rough couple of days also eating out at restaurants to many days. Have a great week-end!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/30/2011 11:13PM

    You can do it!!

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GHODGE6 6/29/2011 10:04PM

    Tomorrow will be better, Barb. You can do it!

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SPARKLED146 6/29/2011 7:41PM

    It happens to all of us. Last week was my downfall and the scale showed it. One step back means two steps forward. emoticon

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BLUEPATCHES 6/29/2011 5:37PM

    I have had a rough couple of days too - Is it the phase of the moon or just my uncontrolled eating habits returning?
Just like Scarlett O'Hara said -"tomorrow IS another day" emoticon

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Pedometer back in place.....feels oh so good.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Yesterday I put on the pedometer again after a month of not wearing it. Felt good to start tracking my steps again. When I first got the "meter" I wore it for a week or so and decided to strive for 4000 steps a day.....working toward the ultimate goal of 10,000 steps. I was just getting the 4000 steps consistently.
Now although I don't have to go back to square one I will work on getting to that 10,000 steps (daily) some step at a time.
HUGS to all who read this.......have a great day......mine is starting out that way.

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GEMINI-SKY 6/27/2011 6:25AM

    Go Gettem Girl ! ! !

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KATHRYNLP 6/26/2011 11:51AM

    "Walk-On" girl.. "Walk-On".. emoticon emoticon

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JUSTA123 6/25/2011 9:53AM

    emoticon you are going to get to 10,000 steps before you know it!

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BILLPHIL123 6/25/2011 8:18AM

    Great!!!! I have 4 pedometers and they are all off. I don't know which one is right. I hope next week to get back to walking. I see my dr about the results on my MRI on my back Monday. He wants me to see a back specialist. Keep going. I will catch up!!
Phyllis emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/24/2011 10:07PM

    I love my pedometer. It is my best friend. Keep at it and you can get those steps. I am doing 15,000 minimum every day now. LOL.

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MADKAPKID 6/24/2011 8:33PM

    Hi...I missed you. Glad you are back. I am now wearing a pedometer too. ONE day I will reach 10,000 steps...but for now, I am happy with less. Each step makes me a step closer. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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THINAGIN2 6/24/2011 11:46AM

    I wear my pedometer every day but I have only achieved 10,000 steps once or twice. That's a lot of steps and I don't really have anywhere to go! I do better when I go to town shopping but just around here I don't do that well. I just keep on trying!

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Woke up this morning feeling fine.....

Thursday, June 23, 2011

As some of you may know I have been away for awhile. Well today I woke up feeling like the "old" me. Not referring to my age.....but how I used to feel after a couple of months at SP. Tracking nutrition, exercise and water is something I truly missed (and didn't even realize how much) I guess the new habits really did sink in other wise I wouldn't feel so invigorated just being back a couple of days. Thanks to all of you and SP just for being there. Hugs to all who read/comment on this. Have a wonderful day.....I know I am.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/23/2011 9:21PM

    Glad to hear it!!!!!

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GEMINI-SKY 6/23/2011 5:53PM

    Good For YOU ! ! !
You're the BEST ! ! !

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