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It's been awhile...

Monday, June 29, 2009

It's been awhile since I blogged on here, I'm hoping to get back into that habit. I have numerous blogs but have yet to beat the support I find here on SparkPeople :)
Today was a fun day, went shopping at the outlets with my cousin-in-law. Then came home and just relaxed. Finished up a good book that I've been working on for awhile now and checked out a few websites that I keep up with. Played with my neopet, haha. Gotta love it.
Then I did my strength training exercises, I gotta say they aren't hard, but I can tell my muscles are pretty tight. So I'm glad to be putting that back into my routine as well. I know it makes a bit difference with the headaches too, all these things to lose weight I think are healthy things I should be doing anyway. I guess where that whole mindset comes in that it's not a "diet" but a way of changing my lifestyle for the better. And I'm even starting to think in that way, I keep telling J that I want eating healthy to be my main focus and then the whole calorie counting thing will fall in line anyway. I must say my appetite is already responding, today I don't feel nearly as hungry and not at all deprived. I even started on a small portion of a dessert that I had made, and ended up giving the rest to the dog because I was full so quickly. And don't worry... no chocolate was involved :) Actually, I've pretty much kicked the caffiene as well. Definitely a major contributer to the migraines! So I don't need it, it's not good for me anyways.
Yes, it feels good to be pleasantly tired tonight, see that's another thing. More activity = less insomnia and more energy. I'm loving this.

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LIZARDG7 7/3/2009 1:16PM

    Glad to hear you're feeling better with youf headaches. I don't have any headaches when I stay away from white sugar and enriched flour. Funny how that works, but it does. Lizzie

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L8AGAIN 6/30/2009 9:37AM

  It sounds like yesterday was a wonderful day for you. Glad to see you back and doing so well. It's a great feeling when things seem to fall into place. Good for you and the progress you're making.

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Every Time...

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Every time I get off track and get back on again, I feel a little more confident. This is a journey, not a destination. You'd think of it as a destination... aka "goal weight" but it is a journey because if healthy habits are not continued, I will only gain back. And probably a few extra with it...
This past weekend was difficult to choose "good" foods, so I just tried to focus on portion control and as many healthy choices as I could make being at someone else's home and eating what they fixed. I did quite well passing up some things that before I would have scarfed down without a thought. And today and yesterday, my 1st two days back home, I have done well.
I think I can do this.

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L8AGAIN 4/2/2009 4:18PM

  It is a journey isn't it. How wonderful that you're finding your way. Just keep going.

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Getting Back To It

Thursday, March 19, 2009

So I stepped off the train for about a week, and I'm not sorry that I did because I chose to eat consciously. Now that does NOT mean that I made excellent food choicees, it does mean that I have been looking at WHY I chose to eat at those particular times. WHY am I using food instead of other coping skills. Healthier coping skills. I have gained a pound or 2, and that is discouraging since I was down to my recent lowest, but hey, I'm giving myself a learning curve here and I REFUSE to beat myself up over this.
Here's to success!!!!

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IRISHGIRL74 3/21/2009 9:30AM

    At last Monday's weigh in, I gained almost 2 pounds. I ate and tracked my food and even walked 3 times that week for 30 minutes at a time. urg. I let that derail me all week. I don't know why I can't get myself back on the wagon. thanks for reminding me not to be hard on myself.

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March ? 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Not sure of the date because the time is messed up on my computer :)
Well.. today was a better day, moodwise. I did go over the limit with a few forbidden foods, but these are early days yet... And I KNOW I ate less than I would have if I wasn't tracking and therefore more "accountable" than I have been.
I did my weight training exercises today for the 1st time, they actually felt good and gave me a nice sense of accomplishment. And hey... If I burned off even a few of those extra calories today that's the best part :) I will get the hang of this, if I keep with it.
Have met some really nice people on here, and am finding the message boards to be a super place for tips and encouragement. I have joined some really fun and active teams so far. *waves to my teams* emoticon
Last night was some difficulty sleeping, well more one of those mornings where I wake up super early and simply cannot get back to sleep. All that water running through me, haha. So I did sleep in a bit this morning after I had gotten up then went back to sleep. *sigh* Well hoping tonight will be better in that department.
Tomorrow is my cardio day, it should feel good to get out and walk. Haven't been in 2 days and I am missing it. Just couldn't get up the get up and go today and yesterday was just a horrid day in general.
Well... it's time I should be looking at the pillow I guess.... g'night all.
emoticon 4 ME 2 emoticon!!!!!
(can you tell I just love those silly little emoticons??? LOL)

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IRISHGIRL74 3/14/2009 9:48AM

    You are off to a great start. Healthy habits start when we recognize we need to change and start making those steps. It sounds like you are doing well. Keep up the great job! emoticon P.S. I like the emotions too emoticon

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BOUNCERMB 3/13/2009 8:44AM

    You're well on your way. Question, if you miss walking why don't you go out and walk? If you enjoy it get out and do it girl!

Keep up the good work!!!


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YLDRUTS 3/13/2009 12:44AM

    Glad you had a good day to day!

Tracking helps me a lot too! Otherwise I get a litte overindulgent with the "eat-less-of-these" foods too.

Hope your night is better and you have a great walk tomorrow!

I emoticon emoticons too!

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Midweek Entry

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Starting today and going backwards.
Today is crud. Bad migraine, all over body soreness, and I can hardly even bear to be on the computer right now. I just need something to distract me tho. I couldn't even talk on the phone to order my medication refills... had to have J do that for me as well. Another big bill that I'm not looking forward to.
The weather here is yucky. Even the dog didn't want to go outside today and is currently cuddled up on the sofa. One of her favorite places :)
Man... I'm whining but it even is hurting to type. Ick. Days like this I wonder if I really do have fibromyalgia. Who knows.
Yesterday. Another cruddy in bed feeling sorry for myself day. When J got home he talked me into a walk which helped some.
Monday. Another bad day. As you can see my week has been pretty horrid so far. Another headache day, which did ease up later without medication. J again talked me into walking, just a short distance though, I just couldn't face any further.
And so all this is why I didn't even feel like posting a midweek, it just feels and sounds so discouraging and self pitying. I HATE THIS!!! *scream of pure frustration*

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BOUNCERMB 3/12/2009 3:02PM

    I hope today is better. I have a lot of those feel like crap, don't want to do anything days too (and I get serious migraines too). My best advice, just force yourself to push through them and get out and do something. In the long run you'll see you'll start to feel better.


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JERLVAL 3/11/2009 5:43PM

    Hang in there, better weather will be here soon. emoticon

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