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Food Blog # 3

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Banana, Juice





Lunch: Cheese & Fruit plate





Dinner: Sweet and Sour chicken lean cuisine, Mango sparkling ice





Snack: Freeze pop


Lots of Water:

  
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PATTIE441 7/16/2013 12:38AM

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SNOOPYMOMMA72 7/14/2013 4:49PM

    Orange mango sparkling ice sounds delicious!

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REFFIE1 7/14/2013 12:20PM

    Looks like you are getting plenty of fruit and healthy snacks. emoticon emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 7/14/2013 2:39AM

    Sounds like a good day! emoticon

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CICELY360 7/13/2013 11:23PM

  Good eats.

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WOLFKITTY 7/13/2013 11:14PM

    Food blogs are fun to make.

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LIVINGFREE19 7/13/2013 11:06PM

    Great job!

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Food Blog #2

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Breakfast: Pineapple orange banana smoothie


Lunch: Salad with cherry tomatoes, and a protein shake


Dinner: Lean cuisine dinner: orange chicken, & a sparkling ice drink



Snacks: Lemon Roll slice


And of course, Water



  
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LILYDOG11 7/14/2013 1:33AM

    I like the smoothie, Sunday I will go with DIL to Paneral bread and I will get a smoothie. I don't know how you got the pics of these "neat" !!

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VIPERSWEB 7/13/2013 11:15PM

    the smoothie sounds yummy!

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Food blog #1

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

This week's team challenge is to make some food blogs:

Breakfast: Cereal, Juice, & bagel with low fat cream cheese





Lunch: apple, crackers, & PB





Dinner: One stuffed green pepper, Diane's spark recipe



Snacks: fruit snacks, oreo, and sparkling ice





And my 8 glasses of water


A couple of artifical things in there, but the cookies were in my calorie limit. I would eventually like to start eating more fruit and veggies and smoothies, but I believe I am doing a lot better than I was in the past. One step at a time, I am making better choices.

  
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JUST_BREATHE08 7/14/2013 1:05AM

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EGRAMMY 7/10/2013 7:15PM

    I never thought of doing a photo food blog. really cute.

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SIRENSONGS 7/10/2013 10:48AM

    I love food blogs! And if the oreos fit into your daily calorie range, more power to you! I find that my problems with eating cookies is I can't stop after just a couple...



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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/10/2013 9:15AM

    Good job on blogging your food! Keep at it!

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/10/2013 7:48AM

    Mmm I love stuffed peppers. And don't worry about the artificial things, we can't eat 100% perfect 100% of the time!

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 7/10/2013 4:55AM

    Congrats on doing better - getting into the habit of reading food labels has helped me to make good choices, too emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 7/10/2013 3:28AM

    We do what we can...and change things as we go. emoticon

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JADED_CHICK19 7/9/2013 8:09PM

    Looks like you had a healthy day! I've always wanted to make stuffed peppers but never have..that might have to be my Saturday creation :)

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RISINGBLUESTAR 7/9/2013 8:03PM

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 7/9/2013 7:29PM

    The stuffed peppers look great!! I might have to make some of those myself. You have also reminded me that I have not had a bagel in ages.... yum, might have to pick one of those up as well!!

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SNOOPYMOMMA72 7/9/2013 6:44PM

    The oreos would do me in. I can't have them in the house because I will eat it all in one sitting. Cookies are my enemy! I love cookies! So I don't buy them!

Good luck and you are doing well!



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LILYDOG11 7/9/2013 6:08PM

    It's a good start ... I like the sounds of breakfast and dinner

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SGTSUNNY 7/9/2013 5:42PM

    Good job getting the blog done! Glad you used my recipe!

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REFFIE1 7/9/2013 5:40PM

    It is nice to plan out your meals, so you don't go over your limits. emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 7/9/2013 4:44PM

    You are braver than me with the Oreos.....Delicious blog. emoticon

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RIGEIN24 7/9/2013 4:03PM

    That lunch and dinner looks especially yummy! I may have to try that Sparkling ICE, sometime.

You mentioned wanting to get into smoothies so I thought I'd share my favorite with you! I'm addicted to this thing. It is so good.

http://www.eatingwell.
com/recipes/creamsicle_breakfas
t_smoothie.html

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RYDERB 7/9/2013 4:03PM

    emoticon One choice at a time and one day at a time gets it DONE!
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no more excuses!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Okay, it was kind of strange. Last night I had a dream that said "this is what's going to help your weight loss." In my dream I was writing down all the common excuses I make, and writing down why they are not true. I'm going to look at this list every time I feel guilty of that type of thinking. I thought I would share it. Hope this inspires you. emoticon

Excuse # 1: I just can't do this.

Stop right there. Yes you can. The simple answer is within a question: Why Not? There are people of all shapes and sizes who have lost weight. There are people who have been twice or even three times your weight, and THEY have done it, so why can't you? If you are getting the "I just can't do this." feeling, go read a spark success story, that will turn your thinking around. emoticon emoticon



Excuse # 2: It's just too hard.

Yes, it is hard, it is going to be difficult some days, but you are strong and you still have what it takes to go through all the way with this. If it feels like it is just way too overwhelming, maybe its not that it's "too hard" but you are just 'pushing' yourself too hard. You can do your best, and still be kind to yourself, give yourself with little rewards along the way. Stop thinking about how hard it is, and start thinking about the rewards, how GOOD it feels. emoticon emoticon



Excuse # 3: I messed up, so now I have to quit and start over later.

Whoa. That mindset just does not work. So you overindulged a little too much. Make it a learning experiece, not a quitting experience. Tomorrow is always a new day. Go a little extra on the bike,but don't beat yourself up about it. Beating yourself up, has that done anything for you in the past? No. It's only normal to have some misteps along the way. Get back up again, and dust off your shoulders. Keep going! emoticon emoticon



Excuse #4 The scale isn't cooperating. What's the point?

This is NOT all about the scale. This is about FEELING GOOD. The scale is not always going to say what you want it to read every time you step on it. You don't need to be stepping on it everyday anyway, because it should not be the prime focus. Make feeling good your prime focus. Quit stressing over the number. The number will change if you stay strong and keep going, emoticon



Excuse # 5: I can't stand it!!! I need to eat!

Maybe you do. What type of hunger is it? Emotional, or physical? If it's actual physical hunger, eating something healthy, and eat it mindfully. If it's emotional, you know you've dealt with these cravings before. Try a low cal version of it and look up a good recipe, or, try these affirmations. "I enjoy eating healthy." "I am fully nourished." If you are going to feel guilty and you know it after you eat it, is it really worth it? emoticon emoticon



Excuse # 6: Is this worth it? maybe I don't need to lose the weight after all.

YES, it WILL be worth it! Look at all the things you will gain: better health, self confidence, more energy, more self esteem, going to the beach without feeling self conscious. Whenever you feel this way, just imagine and daydream about all of the things you will gain when you loose. emoticon emoticon emoticon



Excuse # 7: I am ugly and it wont make any difference. I will still not like myself.

You are not ugly. You are beautiful. You ARE going to feel a lot better, but self esteem and how much you like yourself should not be all about looks. Make this journey about finding yourself, learning to love yourself, and embracing who you truly are. This can be a fun journey, it doesn't have to all be a struggle. Calling yourself names, hating yourself, putting yourself down, will only make you feel worse. You ARE beautiful, at any size. This isn't about looking perfect, it's about better health and feeling good! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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SWEETYOUNGTHING 7/9/2013 5:50AM

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NEWTINK 7/8/2013 6:11PM

    You tell em girl ... awesome blog emoticon

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AJDOVER1 7/7/2013 12:20AM

    Great blog! This journey isn't easy, but it's worth it!

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FLPALM 7/4/2013 12:04PM

    Excellent! In our dreams, we can truly "work up some great ideas!" I believe this from the bottom of my heart.

GREAT BLOG!

Hugs,


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NANCYPAT1 7/2/2013 9:50PM

    Lovely blog and a really motivational one -

I COULD write a story about any of these excuses - have used every one of them myself BUT . . .

I want to share a story related to you #4 excuse - This is a true story and is currently happening to me.

I ONLY lost a whopping .2 pounds in the month of June. I have been eating well, exercising insanely, eating a bit more to cover the excess exercise, etc. Following the logic of excuse #4 - one I often find myself fighting, I MIGHT be pretty ticked off, right? . . . .

BUT here is the rest of the story - I have lowered my BMI and my body fat percentage and when I do the math, since April I lost 12.2 pounds and of those pounds, the most conservative estimate is that I have lost more than 10 pounds of FAT. That works out to at LEAST 80% of my weight loss since April when I last had my BMI checked, has been FAT - I REALLY REALLY TRULY am gaining muscle and the more muscle the more calories I burn AND the thinner I look. (for the curious, how I came up with those numbers is that although I don't have an exact number for my previous body fat percentage because it was listed as "ERROR - GREATER THAN 50%" - so I don't really KNOW what it was but it was AT LEAST 50% so that was the number I used for my starting FAT weight. I used the actual number of 48.4% fat to calculate my CURRENT FAT weight and the difference between them was more than 10 pounds.) So if that isn't a GOOD reason not to get upset, I don't know what is . . .

However, it is NOT my most exciting reason. Since last week I have been off my insulin with healthy blood sugar readings consistently - I have been able to stop taking my insulin for the first time in more than FIVE years - BUT I SHOULD BE UPSET, right? After all I didn't really lose in a WHOLE MONTH - after all how much is 2 tenths of a pound?

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GLAMIT 7/2/2013 9:35AM

    Keep writing, keep dreaming, keep going. You are totally worth it. emoticon emoticon

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DROPPINGWEIGHT 7/1/2013 7:16PM

    You are so Awesome!!! I needed to hear that today as I have been deciding when the right time will be to start my program. There always seems to be an excuse.... right... I know you can do it! Support is all around us!
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BARCLE 7/1/2013 7:08PM

    Super and empowering blog - love the positive message emoticon emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 7/1/2013 12:49PM

  I hope this was very motivating and helpful. it must certainly was to us. We all have cop outs and these warped rationalizations. emoticon emoticon

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STEFIGURL 6/30/2013 4:51PM

    awesome, awesome blog!
so grateful for you on this journey, Amy!

love,
stephi

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REFFIE1 6/30/2013 2:58PM

    Thanks for the great motivation. We all make excuses and have these old negative tapes that run through our head. It is good to stop and counter the negative with some good old positivity. Awesome blog! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/30/2013 10:33AM

    Good job on debunking all of these excuses which hold many of us back!

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MLDRLD 6/30/2013 10:33AM

    Well thought out blog! Your responses to the excuses are spot on and something many of us need to be reminded of from time to time! emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 6/30/2013 9:37AM

    What a wonderful, awesome, TRUE blog! You hit the nail on the head with the answers to all those excuses!
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MOTHEPRO 6/30/2013 9:32AM

    Great blog!

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BLUEROSE73 6/30/2013 9:25AM

    I love it. You need to know what the roadblocks are to avoid them.

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CHERYL_ANNE 6/30/2013 9:00AM

    Very inspirational and motivating - thank you so much for sharing with us!

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DAWNSJOURNEY 6/30/2013 8:52AM

    Beautiful blog my dear. and How Awesome you shared with us.. So true it is easy to make excuses..

this is a very good idea.. one I might have to borrow.

Hugs,
Dawn

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FELINEBETTER 6/30/2013 8:39AM

    Excuses! Excuses! Really & truly: a simple bottom line is "positve thoughts bring about positive results." Or that old adage, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't -- you're right!"

Great blog! We need to call ourselves out on these things! emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 6/30/2013 8:36AM

    What a GREAT blog and so insightful. Your dream was very powerful and I thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. Have a wonderful week! emoticon
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MARINEMAMA 6/30/2013 6:50AM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing!!

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IMREITE 6/30/2013 1:52AM

    i make a lot of excuses too, i have started to bust some of them because i have some goals that i want to reach and i am sick of feeling lethargic and huge.

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RIGEIN24 6/30/2013 12:31AM

    Thoughtful as always...I feel we all rush too much in life. I think that's our biggest downfall, especially when trying to better ourselves because setting a time limit for that is folly. And we do not realize how much we can change, too stuck in our mindsets. We are always capable of achieving great things, every one of us.

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FLEMIDG 6/30/2013 12:08AM

    What a beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing. I can see myself in there. I have used these excuses as well. Thanks for the motivation to keep going. Keep up the great work.



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in the zone

Sunday, June 23, 2013

One of the things I really like about spark is that this site always stays interesting, it's never boring! There is always some new article to read or new message board to post on. Very cool. When it comes to the journey this time around, I am doing several different things, but not overwhelming myself with it, just enjoying all of the support and good tools on here.

I love my Sunny Gal's team! We have new little challenges each week pertaining to health, and I feel bad I have not kept up with my goals with this in the past. This time, I AM NOT going to cop out. The new season just started and I am ready to stay in the zone. Having the right frame of mind is so important when it comes to well, any kind of goal in life. When I think of how many times I have walked into things thinking "this wont end well" that has gotten me nowhere. pretty much, I am just very sick and tired of being a slave to my feelings all the time. Today's affirmation was: "I will do the right thing no matter how I may feel." -Joyce Meyer

If I feel like sleeping in, I will do the right thing, and get out of bed for yoga! If I dont feel like exercising because I am depressed or feeling sorry for myself, I will exercise anyway because I know that I will feel better in the long run. And if I feel addicted to weighing myself, I am going to remember that this is the lifestyle I want to live, not a quick fix to hurry to the weight loss finish line.

  
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STARLIGHT615 6/25/2013 9:18AM

    Love the blog!!! And your totally right just because life gets in the way doesnt mean we have to push everything else to the side!!

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    You will do awesome this time around!! emoticon

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LOSINGLINNDY 6/24/2013 11:48PM

    emoticon blog. Keep that positive attitude.

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KYLIECAT1 6/24/2013 9:41PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/24/2013 5:55PM

    Sounds like you are in a good place!!

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AWESOMECHELZ 6/24/2013 12:35PM

    I SO much love your blog!! It is SO true that whenever I step out of my comfort zone and give just a little, BIG things happen to make my day GREAT!! I am proud of you in that you haven't given up and didn't use the excuse to not do your exercise just because you hadn't been doing it. You are emoticon Keep up the GREAT work and good luck with your new goals. emoticon emoticon
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SGTSUNNY 6/24/2013 10:23AM

    Just keep in mind you can do anything you set your mind too! I have faith in you.

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DAWNSJOURNEY 6/24/2013 9:30AM

    Amy,

You are so right.. we don't have to listen to that voice that tells you .. you can't or you should sleep in or eat this.. funny it our own voice .. but hey we don't have to listen to it...

This site does have much to offer and support abound.. Step by Step much success on your Journey..

love,
Dawn

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SIRENSONGS 6/24/2013 8:57AM

    It sounds like you're in a very healthy, mindful place right now. Awesome! I hope you stay "in the zone" as long as it takes you to meet your goals, and then visit as much as possible afterwards! :)

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REFFIE1 6/24/2013 4:13AM

    Very inspirational! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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FLEMIDG 6/24/2013 12:57AM

    Wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing.



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ILOVEMALI 6/24/2013 12:20AM

  Awesome. Simply awesome!!!

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PENNYLYNN73 6/23/2013 10:49PM

    loving that sticky note!

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RIGEIN24 6/23/2013 10:32PM

    emoticon Reminds me of one of my favorites: "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."

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MYBULLDOGS 6/23/2013 10:09PM

    great site

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STEFIGURL 6/23/2013 9:46PM

    Word up! Love this...just because we can, doesn't mean we should. It's a life lesson!

thanks, Amy!

love,
stephi

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TERESAMUS 6/23/2013 9:41PM

    I enjoy this website too. Like you stated there is always something that we can learn. Good luck on your journey. emoticon

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