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One Day at a Time!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

After taking a few months off from SparkPeople, I came back last week. I guess you could say I took a vacation from making healthy choices - not a good thing for sure! When I stepped on the scales last Tuesday, I was shocked at how many pounds I had put on since October. I was also mad at myself for allowing this to happen. I had done so well last year and then with just a few short months of not sticking with it, I blew it! But I am human and I cannot get anywhere beating myself up continually. I did the best thing I could do - I started logging my food and making sure that I got at least 30 minutes of exercise. As of today, I have lost almost two pounds. It's a slow and steady start and I am happy with it. I was going through some old photos last night and found a picture of myself from about 20 years ago. I was wearing the prettiest dress and had a nice little figure. That picture went up on my refrigerator last night. It will be a reminder to myself the next time I have a craving for lots of cookies or cake that I don't need! emoticon


Fall is in the air!

Monday, September 10, 2012

I love my morning walks with my dog, but this morning was spectacular! At 6:45 am this morning, it was a nice 54 degrees in my sleepy little community. This has got to be my favorite time of year. Exercise is so much easier when it's not hot and humid! This was also a good morning because of what my scales said! I was just before getting a bit discouraged. Yesterday morning I decided to weigh and had gained a pound from the last time I weighed a week ago. I felt as if I was going backwards. Even though I fixed Sunday lunch for my grown children and ate a large meal, I stuck with just a salad and small baked potato for supper last night. Then nothing after supper. I decided to try out those scales again this morning out of curiosity. Low and behold, I was down two pounds from what I was yesterday morning!!! That was a nice feeling and made my walk even better. It is difficult to stay motivated when you feel like you are doing all the right things and you still gain, but so encouraging to see that scale move down. I'm not giving up. I know I'm on the right track. emoticon

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AWESOMELIVING 9/10/2012 10:12AM

  Thank you, Erica! Hope you enjoy your week of cooler air too!

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ERICADAWN1986 9/10/2012 9:33AM

    It's so exciting that fall is coming. The cooler air just makes it so much nices to get in those fitness minutes outdoors! Congrats on your weight loss and have a great week!

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I'm back!

Monday, August 27, 2012

I've been gone from Sparkpeople for over a year now. I tried Weight Watchers online and did really well for awhile. Then for some reason, my weight starting coming back on. I have put 8 pounds back on since March and I knew something needed to change. So here I am again starting over today with Sparkpeople! I've set myself a little goal. I want to lose at least 10 pounds by November when I go for my physical. Hopefully this will help my cholesterol and my triglycerides to be lower on my blood work. Exercise is a big thing for me. I have enjoyed getting up early this summer and walking my dog before the heat of the day sets in. I am also working out at home with a Swiss Exercise Ball, weights and Zumba Dance for Wii. Staying active I know is the key to helping the weight come off and stay off. So today is a new day and I am praying for success!

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AWESOMELIVING 8/27/2012 10:19PM

  Thanks to KNIBARG and LJCANNON for the comments and encouragement! This is what I need to keep me motivated!! emoticon

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KNIBARG 8/27/2012 8:31PM

    Welcome Back! I think the support from other members on this site is a definite advantage to help stay focused. Keep up the great work with the exercise! emoticon

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LJCANNON 8/27/2012 7:49PM

    emoticonWelcome Back!! Exercise is indeed the Key to many things, not the least of which is Weight Control. Glad you are on track!!

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Stuck but hanging on!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Well, I've been playing with the same pound for a few weeks now. This is when it can get discouraging! It's the seesaw thing - up one pound, down one pound! I'm getting my exercise and continuing to watch what goes in my mouth. I'm hoping one morning I get up and I'll be past the "stuck" point. I do feel good and my clothes are fitting much better...just want to continue to work my way toward my goal. It's slow going, but maybe that is a good thing.

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AWESOMELIVING 8/27/2012 4:16PM

  I feel your pain! I think this happens to all of us, but we have to just keep working at it. One of these mornings you will get up, get on the scale and be surprised that you have lost several pounds. Don't get can do this!

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Monday, April 05, 2010

I dreaded the Easter weekend because of the meals I knew I would encounter. Sunday at lunch we went to my son-in-law's sister's home for lunch. She had a regular buffet bar in her kitchen with every imaginable delicious food plus four desserts! Oh boy! I did pretty good just getting a sampling of a few things. I did have to try the homemade cheesecake but made it a very small piece. I also got a sliver of carrot cake. Last night my family came to my house for dinner. I had fixed both pork and beef barbecue, slaw, baked beans, chips and a homemade coconut cake - yep, comfort foods for sure! Again, I did my best to serve myself very small amounts and skipped the bun as far as the barbecue went. I had to try a 2 inch square of my coconut cake - yum. I decided not to beat myself up or deny myself, but allow myself small amounts for this holiday. I also decided that if I gained, I was not going to get down and beat myself up. I weighed this morning and gained about .8 of a pound - not too bad! So I am back to Sparkpeople today and back on track with my eating. My goal now is to get myself past the "up one pound-down one pound-up one pound" stage. Got to keep that determination!


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