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Day #1

Monday, July 11, 2011

Today starts my first day of healthy eating. I have challenged myself to eating healthy (abstinent eating) for the next 50 days.

"I started losing weight when I stopped stuffing my face and started facing my stuff".

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SERENAJL 7/13/2011 12:54PM

    Great quote!

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SERENAJL 7/13/2011 12:53PM

    Great quote!

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JETTANALA 7/12/2011 9:43PM

    you go girl..... face that stuff! That is our ticket to a bit more freedom! hoorah!!!

Day one of 50... abstinent eating... I'm going to have to look that up!

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NESSY759 7/11/2011 10:46PM

    Go Barbara Go .I believe in you too

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BEBRENDA 7/11/2011 10:04PM

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CASEYGIRL1982 7/11/2011 9:59PM

    you can do it barbara! yep like Jo said we believe in you! Glad mary is joining u! always good to have a partner

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CAROL3SAN 7/11/2011 9:13PM

    Love it! You are going to do great!! emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 7/11/2011 5:23PM

    Believe to achieve
go Barbara go!!!!!

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LIFEWALK 7/11/2011 4:12PM

    Luv the quote! Luv the Pics! Luv the challenge! Awesome!


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PILLYWIGGIN 7/11/2011 4:07PM

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LOLAJO54 7/11/2011 4:01PM

    love it!
you'll do it
I believe

hugs JO

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KESHIAG 7/11/2011 2:08PM

    Good luck!

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Time for a change

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

" True beauty lies within the heart. Change for no one and believe in who you are "

Obviously what I am doing is not working, it's time for a change. I am going to take the next few days to find out what I do want, find out what my motivation is, and work towards my goal.

I have done it in the past and I know I can do it once again. This pictures taken between 08 and 09 shows that I can do it. I just need to believe.

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CAROL3SAN 7/10/2011 10:13AM

    Hi Barbararose, hope you are doing well today. I'm so glad that you are ready to start the challenge with me. I know that you will do well because you are ready and determined. emoticon emoticon

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WINTER20101 7/9/2011 1:18PM

    emoticon and will!! love your attitude Buddy!! emoticon

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LIFEWALK 7/7/2011 7:14PM

    emoticonWow Barbara, a picture is worth a 1,000 words, eh? yes, you did do it! I so understand relapse (regained 30 lbs the winter) & discouragement. Sometimes I think it's harder to get a downward spiral & weight gain stopped than it is to stay on a roll... although I never managed that more than a few weeks, 12 at the longest b4 I met sparkpeople and am working on the lifestyle approach. I wish I could say what the magic potion is to stopping & reversing back to an upward spiral, but it is possible... some combination of what worked for you before. I hear the desire & determination in your voice, and believe in you. Look forward to celebrating your successes that lie ahead.... as my friend PandaJane sez... don't quit, recommit! (hugs)

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KITT52 7/7/2011 8:25AM

    Barb we know you can and will do it....we are here for you


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SHANSHE 7/7/2011 4:38AM

    You can do it, I have faith in you...

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JETTANALA 7/7/2011 12:02AM

    a few ideas for you.

Go and buy the $12.oo book "Ultra Metabolism" by Dr. Mark Hyman. This book will most definitely give you pause... it will have you realizing without a doubt what you are doing wrong and teach you.... it is well written and has little 10 question quizzes for you at each chapter... NO LIE.... you should buy this book, for yourself and write directly in the book... underline, highlight... LEARN! then re-read it in a month or two.

Track your food... start with that... who cares what you are eating... track it so you can see what you are eating... if you want to make it public do it! (do it even if you don't want to... I will volunteer to take a peek at it every day if you would like an accountability partner)

We are doing this because we need to...

You really don't need a couple of days to figure out what to do... just do that to start...

Our metabolisms are screwed up because we did not know how to eat.... learn from this book.

Also look up the DASH diet.... this has the same principles... it is the hypertension diet which I have based my plan on. I am not saying it is easy but it is what will work...

Without a doubt! Come on now.... let's do this!

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 7/6/2011 10:03PM

    Good luck! I've been trying to revamp my own strategy lately too. It's so hard to find something that works, that I can actually stick with...

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LOLAJO54 7/6/2011 7:44PM

    emoticon You will do it!

just one thought --maybe more pool time?

luv ya
hugs Jo

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    Awesome pictures! I BELIEVE!!!! emoticon emoticon

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MADKAPKID 7/6/2011 3:59PM

    my friend....YOU can do it! I believe in you! Sometimes we just need to rethink things and set goals differently. IT is all good. AND...YOU can do it! Have a joy filled day and keep smiling. Karen emoticon

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KARALIANNE 7/6/2011 3:08PM


What a great attitude!

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CAROL3SAN 7/6/2011 11:31AM

    Great attitude!! emoticon

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NESSY759 7/6/2011 10:37AM

    yes Barbara i agree time for a change and i will be here walking beside you to support and help motivate you. i believe in you, now just for you to believe in you. That picture says magnitudes and says that this is a woman is is strong and beautiful and a woman that can do ANYTHING she sets out to do.

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RAINBOWMF 7/6/2011 8:37AM

    emoticon we know you can, Barbara

We also know it is all up to you, your choices. You, have the knowledge you are going to put it to work for you. We are going to be here for support.

I am going to do it and you will too. emoticon emoticon

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WELLNESSME09 7/6/2011 7:47AM

    Never, Never Give Up... emoticon

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Happy Canada Day !

Friday, July 01, 2011

Not only is it our national holiday for our country's birthday it is also the beginning of a new month.

My goals for this month are:

- back to healthy eating
- closely watching my starch intake as it has gotten wildly out of hand
- continue with the 100 day book challenge, this has made me realize how many bad habits are back in my life again.
- focus on me.

" The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. "

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LIFEWALK 7/7/2011 7:16PM

    oooh, have to snag that quote!

Happy Canada Day :)

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 7/2/2011 6:19PM

    I saw Canada Day on my calendar, but had no idea what it was about. Thanks for the enlightenment, and Happy Canada Day!

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CAROL3SAN 7/2/2011 11:19AM

    Happy Canada Day!!
P.S. I hope your w/e is a great one!

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MADKAPKID 7/2/2011 7:04AM

    Happy Canada day...and your goals are doable. I love the quote you used at the end.....IT is a goodie for sure. Have a joy filled day, Karen

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Happy Canada Day, Barbara!!!!

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    Happy Canada Day my friend! emoticon emoticon

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LOLAJO54 7/1/2011 3:11PM

    good goals

and yes a great way to start our new month..


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TEXASLYNN 7/1/2011 2:40PM

    To my friend, Lynn, in Tumbler Ridge, B.C., happy holiday!

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PANBOOKS 7/1/2011 10:31AM

    Happy Canada Day! emoticon Enjoy your day

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SUZIEQS65 7/1/2011 9:00AM

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Happy Canada Day - eh!

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FLORIDASUN 7/1/2011 8:35AM

    Woo hoo on getting back to healthy! I'm doing just fine on my restricted carbs phase. I'll probably stay on it through Monday that's 7 days and is what is recommended if you want to lose 40 lbs or more. It's also recommended for those of us who have yo yo dieted forever.

I like this philosophy because the book "The Dukan Diet" explains so well the history and the biology of weight loss. It tells us that the body actually remembers it's highest set point and every time we lose it will always try to reset to that highest point.

That's why it's so important to be vigilant long after the actual weight loss. I'll probably have to stay super focused for the next 200 days after I lose to my goal of 135-140.

I never knew still CAN teach on old dog new tricks! Well...a semi-MATURE dog...old is NOT in my vocabulary! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Happy TGIF !

Friday, June 17, 2011

" Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born "

Follow Your Dream
by Amanda Bradley

Follow your dream.
Take one step at a time and don't settle for less,
Just continue to climb.
Follow your dream.
If you stumble, don't stop and lose sight of your goal
Press to the top.
For only on top can we see the whole view,
Can we see what we've done and what we can do;
Can we then have the vision to seek something new,
Press on.
Follow your dream.

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KWADHAMS 6/30/2011 12:44AM

    Love it.

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CAROL3SAN 6/18/2011 2:24PM

    I love it! emoticon
Hope you are having a great day emoticon

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SHANSHE 6/18/2011 1:40PM

    Beautiful, thanks for posting!

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PANBOOKS 6/18/2011 7:53AM

    Thank you for posting this!

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RAINBOWMF 6/17/2011 9:57PM

    Hugs dream a dream!

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LOLAJO54 6/17/2011 3:19PM

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hugs Jo

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LIFEWALK 6/17/2011 3:15PM

    emoticonLovely :) emoticon

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    That was beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Barbara!!

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    Beautiful. I love the poem AND the picture. Thanks for sharing. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 6/17/2011 10:35AM

    Wow, I love that poem! I may use it on my page. Happy Friday to you too!

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MADKAPKID 6/17/2011 10:32AM

    I love the picture and words that go with it. Have a wonderful weekend...Karen emoticon

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Wednesday June 15/11

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

" There's no next time. It's either now or never "

Yesterday I posted that I was going to eat "clean" this week. Guess many were confused as to what I meant, so here's a list of what I call "clean" and a list of not clean foods. This is what my weight guru calls 'clean"

Fruits and veggies, fresh and frozen, (canned fruit packed in their juices, no sugar added)
Chicken, fish, eggs (1 yolk 3 whites)
Low Fat Dairy
Grains - multi grains, brown rice, pastas, cereal, oatmeal
Beans, lentils, nuts, etc.

No white foods, ie breads, rice, pastas
No sugar
No processed foods
No canned foods (unless it says low sodium)

I am also limited to one starch meal a day, either breakfast or lunch.

Remember this is my plan, designed for me. But like all plans it only works if you work it.

Any further questions, please contact me.

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BEBRENDA 6/19/2011 8:53AM

    Barb, emoticon emoticonBren

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FLORIDASUN 6/16/2011 7:11PM

    I love Tosca Reno...she is the QUEEN of all of the Eat Clean books! This is SO GOOD for it...DO IT...DO IT....deep voice! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MADKAPKID 6/15/2011 10:38PM

    I appreciate the info Barbara....YOU are right. Looks like I eat pretty green already. WHo'd have thunk it. Tee hee hee! Have a joy filled day, Karen

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 6/15/2011 7:15PM

    It all sounds good to me. When's supper?

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    Sounds like a great plan, Barbara. Last summer I did basically the same thing and lost over 20 lbs. I went to the Farmer's Market every weekend to get my fresh fruits and veggies. I'm sure you will do great.



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    I like your clean food plan. Something for me to think about. I've been stagnant too long. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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JELLI-LEAN 6/15/2011 12:29PM

    Looks like a great clean plan to me Barbara.

Also... I love your background pictures of the flowers in a vase of limes!

~ Janel :)

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BARBARAROSE54 6/15/2011 10:26AM

    Jo, if you look in my list under grains, I have cereal.

It's not considered processed in my plan, unless it's loaded down with sugar. I always look at fibre content when I pick my cereals. I love bran flakes, or fibre one, and also add bran buds to my cereals.

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LOLAJO54 6/15/2011 10:17AM

    Barb sounds perfect to me ...
how about 1 processed food our cereal long as it is low in sodium and sugar.. we need our oats and bran..? but the rest I can do easily...


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