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Starting Over - Again

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I was just checking my Sparkpage and realized that I average about one or two blog posts a year. Not good. I am going to try and keep myself on track by posting a food blog. Keeping a food journal always motivates me to eat properly. When I have to write it down... do I really need to eat it? I saw a tip somewhere - I read too much - put a stick of celery front and centre of your fridge. When you go to eat, do you circumvent the celery? If you do then you're not really hungry. So - celery here we go.
First meal in my blog post - Classic Green Monster Smoothie.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SWEDE_SU 6/25/2014 4:21AM

    good idea - accountability makes a difference! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 6/24/2014 6:19PM

    sounds like a good idea to me.
I test myself to see if really hungry with cucumber slices.
Have a great evening.


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SUNSHINE99999 6/24/2014 10:32AM

  sounds great. enjoy your day! emoticon

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The Weight Loss Countdown Grinds to a Halt

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I had to laugh when I reviewed my blog title " The Weight Loss Countdown Continues" because it didn't. I have lost and regained the same two pounds for the last three months. But - I read an article today about a woman who pledged to lose weight to raise money for her friend who had been diagnosed with cancer. She put her before picture on Facebook and posted pictures as she lost the weight. I pledged to raise $100.00 for the Peace of Minds Walk I am in the end of May. It is a fundraiser for The Schizophrenia Society. So I am going to pledge ten dollars a pound for that pesky 10+ pounds I want to lose. I am an erratic blogger, but I will try to keep you updated.
Starting weight 125 lbs. Goal weight 110. Here we go again. Join me if you like. emoticon
April 12 - 124 lbs. $10.00 to charity.
May 10 - 122 lbs. $30.00 to charity

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MAGNOLIA416 1/4/2014 11:57AM

    That's a great idea for fundraising AND motivating oneself!

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-SHOREIDO- 7/1/2013 12:25PM

    Stopped by with a Vegan question and now am wondering where things are at with your goal (love the donation system you've set up for yourself)
So Happy July 1st and here's my questions:
How are you doing??

Is it advisable to do partial on the Vegan thing?? I was thinking I might want to change what I've been eating (like go to chicken w/ a beef pattie 1X a week to keep whatever it is I'm told you need from red meat)
If you'd rather I do this on a message board I can. Just give me a shout!!

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ROSALIEESTHER 4/15/2013 5:55AM

    emoticon emoticon very motivating!

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DS9KIE 4/11/2013 12:03AM


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TRAVELISMYGAME 4/10/2013 10:18AM

    Best of luck to you! Can't wait to see how you do!

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SPIRALINGUP 4/10/2013 8:03AM

    You can do it! And what a great idea!

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MJRVIC2000 4/10/2013 7:46AM

    Best wishes and hope you Prevail By Faith! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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If Today Was the Last Day of Your Life...

Thursday, November 08, 2012

This quote from the late Steve Jobs resonated with me today when I read it on my favourite designer's website. "For the past 33 years i have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer is "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.'
I realized I have been falling back into bad eating habits and skipping the exercise and putting back on the pounds. Time for a change. Doing what I want to do today to find that better me.

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MAGNOLIA416 1/4/2014 11:55AM

    Days slip by without being savoured! Working on that myself

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SPIRALINGUP 11/10/2012 12:31PM

    Loved this post. Take care of your self sweety :)

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BONIDALE 11/8/2012 4:28PM

    Yes, you're right, many don't ha ve that choice and good health is really important.

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VJH-W65 11/8/2012 3:47PM

    Nice quote many do not have the choice,
I always had jobs that I loved going to
Now in retirement i get up and do things I love doing every day
As long as I have the funds to continue and my health remains stable
[fingers crossed]

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BONIDALE 11/8/2012 3:40PM

    Glad you liked this quote. It got me off my duff and outside for a long walk. emoticon

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JANETTEB553 11/8/2012 3:37PM

    emoticon so true thanks emoticon

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The Secret of Happiness

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I just finished a novel by Joy Fielding. In it, one of the characters said, "The secret of happiness is to lower your expectations." I thought that that comment was quite profound and it stuck with me.
Is happiness just a matter of not expecting so much? So much from yourself? From others? We seem to put such huge demands for perfection on ourselves in pursuit of the perfect body, the perfect home, the perfect children, the perfect pets, the perfect vacation...
I haven't weighed myself this weekend. I am not going to expect the perfect weight loss this week. I will continue to eat a proper vegan diet, buy less or no processed foods, and accept myself for who am and what I have and be grateful.

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MAGNOLIA416 1/4/2014 11:54AM

    That's interesting....I hope she means lowering unrealistic expectations, not just giving up. I think that sounds good! The passage of time is humbling, but I'm learning to accept where I am and appreciate it, even though I'm trying to make changes..odd paradox!

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    That statement is so true! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to start remembering that! I AM NOT PERFECT!!!!

10k Leader

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ROCKYCPA 9/23/2012 1:48PM

    What a profound idea and so true.

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JACRBUNCH 9/23/2012 1:43PM

    I have recently wondered the same thing. If I expected lessof myself, my kids, etc. would I be happier or at least less stressed? Definately food for thought. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your goals.

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The Weight Loss Countdown Continues

Thursday, September 20, 2012

In the last two days I have lost .6 pounds. So 8.4 - .6 = 7.8 pounds to go. How is everyone else doing? it is so nice to know you are doing this with me and reading this blog. It will keep me focussed. Thanks for your encouragement and support. It helps i think that with the cooler weather I am walking more too.


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