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Things are looking good..

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This time around I have been more committed to my changing the way I live my life. I try to live each day to the fullest with no regrets..I have been exercising more and more .. made it like a game always looking to sneek in 10 mins of moving around my main thing is walking.. by the end of the day with its and bits here and there makes it to 45 mins or more.. now I am incorporating some weights.. gonna try out sit ups and push ups.. before I did not care now I do... want to get to 50 nice and healthy... ( I am 47) right now I can play with my boys at the park or on wii.. I am proud of that for I am making memories for them of a fun mom...The eating on most of the time I do good but once every two weeks I get a craving and I sometimes give in.. but the good thing is the next day I push harder on my exercise.. also I made it like a game to try a new fruit or veggie every week .. finding that I love kale.. on the fruits I am like dragon fruit ... want to be adventurance... getting into eating once a week that I tried out tofu .. was not so bad.. I mean things are looking good because now I choose healthy items without thinking or dreading it... I'm having more energy .. but do not get me wrong there are days life just does not let me do all the healthy things I am doing (STRESS) but the next day I get back on the barn wagon and move forward... and the best of all this change this time around is that I am enjoying it .. and my sons are proud of me ... not that feeling is the best to have them look up to me....

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LHLADY517 9/18/2012 9:38PM

    Sounds like a great plan.

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SUSANBEAMON 9/18/2012 3:24PM

  about those cravings, if they are for trigger food that you cannot control your responce to, try substatuting something close that is good for you. if it is just for something not on you food plan, why is that food in moderation not on your food plan? craving usually are your bodys' attempt to tell you it is missing some nutriciant

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Changing my ways at work..

Monday, September 17, 2012

Today is Monday and I am at work .. I work in a public school system I am what my kids call the lunch lady.. I am the manager of a cafeteria in my is a no students in school but I have the option to work it or stay at home .. if I stay I get no pay and can not do that for the moment.. I came in at my regular hours I start at 6 am.. I did my computer papers for the day recieved a produce delivery put them away now I have nothing to do so I decided to make up a game for every hour I must dedicate 10 mins of walking around the caferteria area.. so far did 4 ten mins that is 40 mins ... and still got 4 more hours to go before I leave.. before I would mope around dread coming to work on no students day.. now I am looking forward to these days because now I am making it some ME time ...exercising and meditating after I do all my required paper work of the day..Its kinda fun too making the day into a game...anything to get me motivated to get up and move work is not boring after all!!!!!

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MARI-SERV 9/17/2012 4:12PM

    emoticon I try to get out at work and walk the parking lots....all those 10 minutes add up don't they?

Comment edited on: 9/17/2012 4:14:44 PM

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CATLADY52 9/17/2012 3:55PM

    Sounds good to me. emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 9/17/2012 1:02PM

    And you get to do it uninterrupted since the kids are gone and all your friends and family know you are at work and wont bother you. Sounds like a good plan. Perhaps there is a way to incorporate this in your regular schedule.

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Small Small Victories

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Today I got to thinking that I am going to start thinking positive about myself, not get STRESS about anything, to not beat myself up for every little mistake I do ar did,because let me tell ya I am very very hard on myself I want everything to go perfect .. now you know that life does not let you do that.. she keeps throwing curve balls so that I can swing harder... well I got to analyzing this morning with my breakfast.. thinking on all the things that I have been doing right even if I slip sometimes but I get back up and move forward.. I am eating healthier making better choices not frying at all eating lots of fruits and veggies even trying out new ones..I have been exercising I start off with the 10 mins then end up with 30 to 45 mins most of the days I am feeling better not as tired when I am working.. I am sleeping better 7 to 8 hours.. I am more organized life seem simpler when things are in order.. my clothes fit looser.. but my scale does not move but like I said I am not gonna let it get to me I have lots of other accomplishments.. oh I am even playing with my boys at the park this momma is not sitting on the side line watching them have fun now I am having fun and best of all making memories.... I think these are all pretty good small victories ...

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WAY2GOCAT 9/13/2012 2:07PM

    Stop being so hard on yourself: these are HUGE victories.


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LINDA! 9/13/2012 8:17AM

    emoticon Have a great day!

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/13/2012 7:21AM

    It's wonderful when we can be our own best friend!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

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MYBULLDOGS 9/13/2012 6:55AM


my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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Today is my first day back....

Monday, June 18, 2012

Yep I fell off the barn wagon and getting back on today... I have hit my all highest again (200).. and I am 46 yrs old now I know that does not help either because my metabolism has slowed down... I have been thinking alot about joining a gym or getting a personal trainer but that cost money something I do not have.. so I need to do this on my own without getting bored... I started my exercise today outside I did my lawn grass was high I want to suprise my husband .. it took my 60 mins to do and sweated like crazy.. but I did accomplished it.. later on will walk for 30 mins... been eating clean.. so I think that I did good for the day...

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MITECU 6/26/2012 10:02AM

    I'm starting back after several months. It's hard, but we have the support of SP. And Daphne's a great motivator!

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DORAL33178 6/20/2012 11:36AM

    Welcome back. As you already know there is tons of information here to help you reach your goal. It is about finding the right formula for your busy lifestyle. You can do it. I joined Spark in August 2010 and I have not reached my goal yet, but I can say that I am making healthier choices and have a much better understanding about portion sizes, got back to exercising on a regular basis (even in this Miami heat), and I drink more water to name a few. Just keep coming back. I know you can do this.

Knowledge is power!!!!!

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Daphne emoticon

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VLKSHA 6/18/2012 2:53PM

    Great start.. You can do this!

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Frustrated, stressed out...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Today I am fustrated.. I look at my past blog its the same thing wining.. I am stuck on the 10 pound lost 10 pounds gain... I feel lazy not being able to step up to my goals which is all together lose 30 pounds but really lose something each month..I am always looking for excuses .. to not exercise that I have it in somewhat under control been walking 20 to 30 even 60 mins a day the group that I am in has giving me that challenge.. but I do not see the scale go down...I am starting as of today to plan my meals for the whole week, got some fresh veggies and fruits at the market..gonna stay away from beef and go for the lean my problem is the water can not seem to drink the required cups.. not a fan of water I drink it but do not like the night I have a sweet craving that I can not seem to shake that off.. so I quess what I trying to do is to get some positive thinking on trying again clean as of today..
thanks for hearing me out!!!!

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FULLOFFAITH 3/18/2012 6:32PM

    You are not alone in the water and sweet craves dept. try some sassy water cucumbers,mint,lemons gives the water a nice flavor with no added calories. As far as my sweet craving I save enough points every night (following weight watchers) to enjoy a 3-4 point treat emoticon

emoticon. Hang in there.


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IILAAD65 3/18/2012 6:10PM

    Try flavoring the water.. I buy way too much but I love it!

At night, perservere and stay strong!! We all have those cravings to get past.. I try eating something like popcorn (sprinkled with cinamon/splenda mix) and the motion of eating lots of popcorn that is sweet usually helps too!

Let us know if we can help!!


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2BEABETTERME 3/18/2012 1:44PM

    We are to vent to!

Have you tried lemon in your water? Or unsweet tea?

I love some frozen yogurt at night....nearly every night. 1/3 of a scoop in a cone is 115 calories and satisfies my craving. Also Fage brand Greek yogurt has some really yummy fruit & yogurt combos. That brand is super thick and decadent and Greek yogurt is high in protein (it is the only one I like because of its thickness). The Blueberry Acai 0% one is delish and might satisfy your sweet tooth (I also like the Pomegranate one). Angel Food cake is also another great alternative to satisfy a sweet tooth, I even just read it in an article on Sparkpeople.

Joining a challenge, or challenging yourself is a great way to stay motivated. I am using the 40 days of Lent as my challenge and jumpstart to get back on track. Everyday, no exceptions or excuses, I will exercise at least 15 minutes and eat healthy.

The scale can be so frustrating! Focus on the great things you are doing to get healthy...sometimes, it is all about the baby steps!

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JULIAINLA 3/18/2012 1:36PM

    Sounds like you just being aware of your goals..that you are doing well. I think just being and ataying aware of our weight goals is the first step to losing weight. I too keep losing 10 and regaining the same back. I think your are RIGHT, PLAN your meals for the week-a very good, smart thing to do, to stay on track. I will do the same! Eating whatever I feel really doesnt work -Planned meals are rhe way to go. I too have an evening sweet tooth..I think maybe it might be a good idea to have one low calorie dessert, planned of course. I personally like those lower calorie puddings in a cup. Anyway, keep thinking positive. You are doing great! emoticon

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