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Got derailed, must get back on track.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Okay, I am not a blogger emoticon , have not written anything for quite a while. Have kept up my cardio-kickboxing but have not watched the food intake very well. Allowed myself to be tempted emoticon by what others eat. Have gained back some of my hard lost weight emoticon . Time for me to pull myself up and get back on track emoticon .

  
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KAREN91 1/8/2013 8:09AM

    I just went through the same thing and blogged about it yesterday. I think just admitting it and deciding to change gets you back on track. I've been more motivated then ever since I got back on track. emoticon

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IMREITE 1/8/2013 12:44AM

    I am find with exercise, but not mu eating and i spend to much time on my butt when i am not exercising.

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FITMARTI 1/8/2013 12:25AM

    You can do it. Little steps and little changes

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Stuck but not gaining

Friday, October 14, 2011

I seem to have been stuck all summer at the same wgt. Every once in a while I gain 5# but it is back off in a couple of weeks. I know I need to change things up but what I have been doing, kickboxing 3x a week and salads for lunch, watching fats and calories, has at least kept my wgt steady. Only gained on vacation or occasional weekend.
I need to find some new motivation. I have dropped 2 sizes, bought new clothes and pulled out ones I could not wear. I think I am getting complacent because I feel so much better than I did. But I need to cont.

  
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FLPALM 10/24/2011 1:24PM

    Hi BikRGranma,
I too, am a 61 yr old "Mimi" to 2, and expecting our third April 2012. I have a LONG WAY TO GO, but am enjoying the "journey through SP!"
I love that you ride BIKES, and want to go ZIP-LINE, you are an inspiration! I am not sure, I have the courage to do either, but I do exercise, track my foods, and work "my program" to the best of my ability. I have lost 33#'s since April, and right now, I am STUCK, but know it is temporary. So I will give you this advice.....BOTH OF US, SHOULD JUST KEEP WORKING IT, ENJOYING LIFE, LIVING IT TO THE FULLEST, AND LET OUR BODIES ADJUST AND WORK FOR US. I honestly believe, in this, I am not going to beat myself up, for the small "stuck" part, and hopefully the pounds will drop soon! Good luck to you, laugh, love, and live more often, and of course, KEEP SPARKING!

Fran

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Met my short term goals

Thursday, May 05, 2011

I wanted to reach less than 165# by vacation so I could be more active. Well, vacation starts Saturday and I am at 163#, so I have met that. Have bought some new clothes but am also fitting into clothes I wore 2-3 yrs ago, not even tight, which is better. I can't stop now, have to have a new weight goal. I could not begin with a lot though I would like to lose more than 50# from where I started, afraid if I put that goal in I would give up. My next goal is 145 which is 50# from where I started. I know I will loosen up my strict eating as we are going on a cruise but I hope I am active enough to work it off. I will definitely miss the food tracker as I rely on it to keep me honest. Oh well, in any case I will get back on track after I return. I have learned a lot about what to eat and I find myself turning away from empty calories without much thought now, it has been ingrained into me.

  
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FATHINSN 5/5/2011 12:24AM

    Congrats, AWESOME! Hope you still able to lose some pounds and reach your goal while on cruise ;D

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FRIENDOFBACH 5/5/2011 12:19AM

  Congratulations!
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Giving in to temptation

Sunday, March 20, 2011

This is usually a bad time of year for losing weight. It is Girl Scout cookie time and I LOVE thin mints. Used to buy several boxes and eat them in a couple of weeks. Even tried freezing them but they are so thin you can eat them frozen without defrosting. Had my husband buy me 1 box, ate no more than 4 a day. Was almost done with them when a young neighbor showed up at the door selling them. Broke down and bought 2 more boxes. Now the hard work. I WILL NOT EAT MORE THAN 1 SERVING A DAY, all calories count in my tracker so the rest of my food must be SUPERGOOD. This is a reverse challenge, not to eat something, but good for me to perform, we all have to resist temptations that are in front of us.

  
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THINLIN07 3/20/2011 9:52PM

    I love those thin mint cookies. We dont have any girl guides selling around here other wise I would probably break down and buy some too.

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BIKRGRANMA 3/20/2011 9:21PM

    Thanks for the encouragement, sharing them does help.

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LDRICHEL 3/20/2011 8:50PM

    I did the same thing with Thin Mints! My family ate most of them and I only had a few and I didn't even feel deprived!

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having an affect on others

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My husband is a diabetic who does not watch his diet, does not like being nagged. I have lost 14# so far, only 1/4 of what I would like to lose. I use the nutrition tracker which has really opened my eyes to how I used to eat, especially when dining out, one of my husband's favorite things to do. Even though I had stopped going to buffet restaurants I had not realized how many calories were in foods I thought were "healthy choices" such as fruit-laden salads. I now eat more vegies and fruit at home but watch the dressings and decrease the portion sizes. Sometimes I even have to add foods to maintain my calorie levels. I have started using Spark recipes, therefore changing our menu. Eating foods we have never tried before and making some meals different ways. Cooking is becoming "fun." At my husband's last check-up the Dr. asked him if he was on a diet. My husband said "no, but my wife is cooking different foods." He did not realize he was eating healthier.

  
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PENOWOK 12/8/2011 9:52PM

    That's wonderful!! I love that you are both getting healthier food and he hasn't even noticed that he's losing weight! You are doing a fabulous job!! You are living the Spark!

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IMEATINGWELL 7/5/2011 8:02AM

    Good for you. Subtle changes can bring big effects! Keep up the good work!

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RUTHDEN1 5/25/2011 12:00PM

    emoticon on your weight loss. Keep using those recipes and you will surely hit your goals. emoticon

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FITAZMAMA 4/19/2011 10:20PM

    Congratulations on spreading the spark to your family!!!

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LIZABETT 3/25/2011 11:06PM

    Congratulations on the 14 pound loss. It's a great start. The rest will follow along as you cook those healthy meals and track it faithfully. Good for you in taking good care of DH with healthy recipes.

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MARAHAB 3/11/2011 8:00PM

    My husband was recently diagnosed as a diabetic and he is very appreciative of the healthier cooking we're doing, also eating out less and watching when we do get out.

It's wonderful that he wasn't aware that this was healthier cooking and was surprised! emoticon

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CHICSINGER 2/13/2011 11:35AM

    This is EXACTLY what I'm experiencing. I couldn't have said it better myself!
In my case, I'm always on the road for a living. But now that I've been home for a little while, it's been wonderful "practicing" my cooking here with SP.
So wonderful for you! Thank you...

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KASEYCOFF 2/13/2011 6:35AM

    Sounds like a great way to go about - small changes, one step at a time, and keeping at it. Way to go!
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GYPSYROSEANN 2/12/2011 3:44PM

    LOL! Keep going! I made a nice chicken-broccoli quiche for my ol' man (who insisted "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche!") and he loved it! Bragged to ALL his bros about the wonderful "omelette pie" I made! I kept my mouth shut and let him enjoy the meals, too. LOL! Hope your efforts continue to improve his health (and yours!) emoticon

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OZARKMARY 2/12/2011 2:19PM

    emoticon Good for you. Better to just cook healthier and not mention it than to suggest cooking differently and maybe getting negative response. The results speak for themselves. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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