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Friday, April 24, 2009

Many people know that I am following the PMK 4 Golden Rules.
They also know how difficult has been for me to change my mind set from dieting:

“When you Hungry Eat! Eat what you WANT and NOT what you think you SHOULD eat! Eat CONSCIOUSLY! STOP eating when you think you are full!”

They all must know by now how grouchy I have been because my slow weight loss. Sincere apologies my friends…

But today I had a fantastic time and I want to share it with you.

After work I had to do some errands. The day was so beautiful… 20*C!
Going from one place to another I really felt the desire to stop and have an ice-cream.
Usually I would have brushed this thought off right away. However this time I stopped at Baskin Robbins and very calmly (like I was a thin person!) I chose the flavor I wanted. A Java Mocha Chocolate ice cream - Junior please? emoticon
I sit outside and watching the people pass by I slowly enjoyed every spoon until I felt satisfied.
I felt free, young again and happy because I chose to have an ice cream with no regrets or remorse!

What have I been doing?! A simple ice-cream could make me feel so weak and unsuccessful.

You might think I am over reacting.
I have to say that you might be right. However I am trying to express a feeling that I haven’t had for a long time!!! Eating without guilt is very new to me…

Another fantastic thing happened: This morning I tried on a pair of pants that was tight and they fit! It’s true that the scale hasn’t moved so much but I am losing inches and I believe I lost one size dressing! WOO HOO!!!


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WEN@TBAY 4/29/2009 3:33PM

    I love the sound of joy in your voice! Eating without guilt is indeed wonderful!! Here's to many more guilt free meals and snacks that are in your future!! The only crime is racing through your food without tasting it and/ or stuffing food in long after you're satisfied IMHO!

So glad you are listening to your inner wisdom and finding ways to celebrate many various victories big and small along the way!

Thanks so much for the kindness and encouragement on my blog. I really needed it!

Keep being good to yourself!

: ) Wendie

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MAURIZIA 4/28/2009 4:09PM

    Elizabeth, it's all about moderation! That's what I've learned...and try so hard to practice!!! Hmmm...I can taste that ice cream...but with the stress of work at the moment, I don't trust myself...but that will be my treat when the next two crazy weeks of Pink Spirit Days are done!


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DEMURALIST 4/25/2009 9:49AM


"Have true freedom of choice, rather than forcing yourself to rely on will power alone. We just aren’t designed to white-knuckle our way through life, always resisting what we think we really want."-Unknown

You are on your way. some suggestions....make a list of the foods you thought you liked but now that you really taste them are not so great (fat free cream cheese comes to my mind-gross!). then make a list of foods you now love, really love to taste. And now, a list of non-scale victories (eating ice cream without guilt is definitely one!)

The scale is not my friend, if it is not yours and you allow it to have any effect on your attitude-get rid of it, at least for 2 weeks.

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JANLEEW 4/25/2009 1:43AM

    Absolutely nothing wrong about enjoying something in moderation! Or even set aside a day to have a meal that is junk food or whatever. You are in charge! Good for you!


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STEPHANIE0904 4/24/2009 8:59PM

    Congrats to you. As far as I'm concerned an ice cream cone that obviously has made you so happy is a treat and if if it does not become a headache I say go for it. Just my opinion but life is meant to be enjoyed and you can always do a little something extra tomorrow to make up for it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Do you want the good or the bad news first?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The good news is that I lost a pound!!!
This is very good right?

The bad news is that it took me 6 weeks to lose this pound…

So, the math tells me that it will take me around 150 weeks (almost 3 years) to lose the other 25 pounds. Is not that bad, what’s the rush anyway? Jeff’s says he will still around, emoticon he he he!

It is hard to change my relationship with food. I eat when I’m very tired or very happy or very sad. My problem is the “very” thing….

And if I ask myself what is the alternative?? None.
There is no way around it. Just through it. I have no choice but to keep going! I will never give up.

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MELSMIMI 4/20/2009 2:35PM

    Small steps lead to big changes!! I love the fact that you are hanging tough! As Chris said me - don't count the pounds. Check the non scale victories :) Keep on Sparkin'!!

Sending positive thoughts your way!

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MAURIZIA 4/20/2009 11:32AM

    Elizabeth, emoticon on eliminating that lb! Don't want to lose it since you may find it again!!! As you get better at eliminating, it won't take as long!!

Hugs, my friend,

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WEN@TBAY 4/19/2009 1:15PM

    Hi There!!

Jut wanted to pop in and thank you for your sweet message on my blog! I love your drawings / pics! They give me an instant shot of happy!

I also love Paul McKenna! I am still applying his principals, minus the unlimited carbs! They just don't work with my particular situation! But I love his mindful eating techniques and his relaxation cd's (and his voice!!!)

I am celebrating your 1lb loss and the perserverance that lead to it!! Just think, you ate what you wanted, treated your body with respect and also melted 4 sticks of butter off your body at the same time! : )

And for that I must say... emoticon emoticon emoticon

Just remember that there are a lot of folks on this site who would give ANYTHING to weigh what you weigh right now!! I am one of them!!!

Be Good To Yourself!

: ) Wendie

Comment edited on: 4/19/2009 1:17:03 PM

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HUMMINGBIRD83 4/19/2009 1:01AM

    Good for you for loosing that pound. I know what you mean with the food thing. Having problems there myself. The holidays really side lined me. I don't have enough restraint through them. Wishing you the best in your journey.

Maryanne emoticon

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46A39P 4/18/2009 3:26PM

    Congratulations on losing a pound! That's terrific. :o)


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That wonderful question!!!

Saturday, April 04, 2009


Ooh My Merciful G'd!
It was my mother in law and she does not do things just to be nice (believe me)!

I hugged her, I kissed her, I lift her up and I scared the heck out of this poor lady!

I am getting THIN! I am getting THIN!

This time is for real!!

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KIPPER_KID 4/5/2009 6:43PM

    emoticon Not surprised you feel great!!!!

Enjoy - you've earned it!

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BECKSLAW 4/5/2009 2:07PM

No more to say!!!!!
Well done.

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MELSMIMI 4/5/2009 12:12PM

    I love those "I AM" statements emoticon Keep on Sparkin' - you are doing great! emoticon

Elane emoticon

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SSUESM 4/4/2009 4:52PM

    emoticon emoticon When people start to notice the weight loss, that is like the icing on the cake! Keep up the great work!

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    I know that made you feel awesome!!! Good for you!! Keep it up!!!

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Paul McKenna

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

It’s all very spooky.
I started doing Paul McKenna’s program this week.

Changes I noticed since the first day:

1- It has been easier to notice when I am full and therefore to eat less (not easy! easier)
2- I feel lighter like I lost weight although my clothes feel almost the same! (I did not weigh inn.)
3- I am afraid to say but I feel happier by almost believing that I could finally lose the extra weight I’ve been carrying around for so long. (G’d help me that could be true!)

Are these changes due to the suggestions I hear daily with PMcKenna relaxation CD?
If yes, thank you Paul! This is really amazingly cool (and spooky)!

When I am doing my relaxation I really can visualize and feel my body without the extra weight. Just for that feeling I thank Paul. Sometimes I have tears in my eyes when I finish the relaxation session. How long has been since I felt it like that????

I still have a little problem with the "Eat WHAT you Want" golden rule.
Today, I like fruits and salads thanks to the reinforcement I got by dieting all my life. I am not sure it would be ok if I chose mostly what I used to like (lasagnas, chicken potpies, beef stroganoff, fries, chips and etc) to eat.

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MELSMIMI 4/3/2009 12:14PM

    This is WUN-DER-BAR!!!! Don't ya just love Paul Mckenna - I certainly do. I found an article on Sparks today (see my blog for the link) that talks about NORMAL eating. I tell people I don't care what food plan you are on Atkins, WW, even lap band - we all need to learn to eat normal and listen to our BODIES. I am so happy for you! emoticon

It will be okay to EAT WHAT YOU want as long as you are following the other WORKS!!! I am almost jumping up and down for you!

emoticon {{{{ ------ this is me happy dancing for you!

Elane emoticon

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BABYFACE26 4/1/2009 2:42PM

    I am so impressed! Sounds like a kind of hypnosis, which is pretty spooky stuff, science doesn't understand why it works, but it Does!
I have been overweight for so long, I can't FEEL what my body would be like,
without the extra belly weight...but I sure would like to!
I will go on his website, and see if I can't get a tape. Which one do u recommend?


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ZERNIKE 4/1/2009 1:08PM

    Same here! I am amazed at how often what I really truly want is a salad. I ADORE salads and used to avoid them thinking they were "diet" food. Now, I eat one nearly every day... until I don't, ha-ha!

Every day is a special day... the one just for you. Every day is an opportunity for you to do exactly what you want when you want. FREE at last, free at last!!
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BECKSLAW 4/1/2009 12:38PM

    Hey there. If you want to eat chip eat them. Maybe you just like the salad and fruits. I myself have realised that I do like them and I only crave the others things because they are forbidden.

You sound like you are doing really well. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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My Spark Friends

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I just wanted to acknowledge how I appreciate the friends I made through SP. Each one of you and all of you became very important to me.
Don’t take me wrong, please! I am not a lonely being. I have a nice and big family, my husband which I love dearly, many friends and I am appreciated at work by my colleagues and superiors.
However I need to say that the people that I came to meet through the SP, have a special space in my heart. Maybe I became over sensitive with the years. I don’t know. Some things are not rational. This is one of them. It’s an emotion. I am happy when I open my laptop and I get to see that my SP friends are doing well and are happy. I feel bad when I see that one of them is struggling or just having a bad day.
So to cut this speech shorter, I just want to tell you that I love you all very much. Thank you for being there for me. I hope to meet at last some of you in person one day.
Have a great weekend everybody!
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MELSMIMI 3/29/2009 5:29PM

    Fantastic blog! YOu know I always tell people that the BEST thing about SPARKS are the people - a supportive, caring group of people! I saw you join PMK today and just read this blog!! I want you on MY SIDE as a SPARK friend too!!

Elane emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/28/2009 1:40PM

    Hi Elizabeth! I have to say I feel the same way here about my spark friends. We all share something special here. That was very thoughtful to say.
*~ Paula *~

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