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Thursday Goals

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I've not been exercising and eating light. I'm doing the best I can. But I guess everyone is doing the best they can at the time, with what they have available to them. That's a don't-beat-yourself-up philosophy that I came across. Which on one hand: makes me feel better about myself, but on the other hand: feels like a cop-out.

I ate so much at the work luncheon, that I didn't even eat dinner.

Thursday Goals
1. please try to get those steps up to 10,000
2. Buffalo chicken for dinner
3. Don't give up, believe in myself
4. Smile

  
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ZANYGIRL1 12/18/2014 1:16PM

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LAILATN 12/18/2014 12:19PM

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This time of the year it's especially hard.

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ICEDEMETER 12/18/2014 12:10PM

    I'll skip the rant (your "cop-out" feeling hit a nerve) --- but just want you to take note of something: you CHOSE to skip dinner because you were still feeling full from lunch. THAT is HUGE! You are listening to your body and doing the right thing for it, instead of listening to a clock or a habit or a plan... AWESOME!

If you keep doing the best you can, while enjoying living in the moment --- then you've got reason to smile. A day or week out of the norm does NOT make or break a lifestyle, it's just a temporary exception.

Wishing you and yours a fantastic day!

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LIS193 12/18/2014 11:47AM

    There are times during the year that I am so fed up with being careful all the time and think I can eat like a "normal" person.. the first few days don't show a change on the scales - so far so good and I get more adventurous... a week later I am up 3 pounds and ask myself "why did you think you can go off plan like that?" Oh well - it takes me a bout 2-3 weeks to recover...
The trick is to look at the overall picture over a month or so and look at the progress, which can be losing or maintaining.
This time of year is especially hard, so don't beat yourself up - take stock mid January and you may be surprised that 2 weeks of being back on track after the new year undid a lot of any (if any!) damage.

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WIFE49 12/18/2014 11:44AM

    One day at a time!!! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/18/2014 11:43AM

    Most of us have bad days. I put them behind me and move on ASAP. I have a few days ahead which will be a struggle. I'm trying to psych myself up for them.

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GSEATON 12/18/2014 11:41AM

    Word! I want your recipe for buffalo chicken and YES, it's HARD out there right now!

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Wednesday goals

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

First night of Hannukah was wonderful, except the latkas didn't agree with me, because they're fried. But they were so delicious with cinnamon applesauce. emoticon emoticon

Wednesday Goals:
1. Eat until full, not stuffed
2. Remember 1 or 2 bites of goodies to satisfy taste
3. 10,000 steps
4. drink plenty of water

Today is the holiday luncheon party at work. I made spinach balls again. They came out really lovely! If I remember, I'll take a pic & post it later today.


For your holiday enjoyment: Saturday Night Live NPR Delicious Dish Schweddy Balls:
www.hulu.com/watch/4156

  
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LINDA! 12/17/2014 10:49PM

    I remember that Saturday Night skit. So funny!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/17/2014 8:33PM

    I love latkas. They are delicious!

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IDICEM 12/17/2014 10:37AM

  Love that SNL bit. Good goals and thanks for reminding me of Schweddy Balls!

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Tuesday Goals

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

For today's goals, I'm taking a page from my Spark Friend, PattyR81's book!

Tuesday Goals:
1. Constantly sip hot, low/no cal drinks
2. Make broth based soup
3. Don't buy stuff I shouldn't be eating (candy, crackers, cookies, etc.)
4. Only ONE serving
5. Walk 10,000 steps
6. Wear flattering, fitted clothes
7. Self care: color my hair, put on my face (LOL wear make up), do my nails

Tonight is the first night of Hannukkah. I'm looking forward to playing dreidel with the kids.

  
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LIS193 12/17/2014 11:23AM

    Great goals! Having a pot of tea on the go all day is a great way to get no-cal liquids in when it's too cold to sip water all day.

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IDICEM 12/17/2014 10:34AM

  Great goals -- love "only ONE serving."

Happy Hannukkah!

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ICEDEMETER 12/16/2014 5:55PM

    You always look fabulous, so most definitely will rock well fitted clothes!

Happy Hannukkah to you and yours!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/16/2014 2:16PM

    Great daily goals! Enjoy your evening with the kids.

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HUGS2013 12/16/2014 1:53PM

    I enjoyed reading your blog. I like your list of things to do. Sounds like you have a good plan and are getting with it.
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Monday Goals

Monday, December 15, 2014

I survived my sober weekend. Did lose any weight over it. I think it's going to take a longer stint.

Today's goals
1. Write it before I bite it
2. 10,000 steps
3. continued no alcohol
4. plan meals for the week
5. pt exercises

M Spaghetti & meat sauce (spaghetti squash for me)
T Orange chicken & latkas (1st night of Hannukkah)
W Spinach enchiladas
Th Buffalo chicken
F Panko chicken
S Tacos & salad
S Leftovers

Buy:
spaghetti squash
Chicken on Friday

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/15/2014 2:43PM

    The menu sounds great. Stick out the no alcohol. It will help.

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Saturday Goals

Saturday, December 13, 2014

After reading a story shared on the LoseIt subreddit www.reddit.com/r/loseit/ , I started to think about my relationship with food. I say relationship, because in some ways food has become a companion in stress, as well as celebrations. Food keeps me company when I'm lonely, entertains me when I'm bored. Food grew into a larger role than just satisfying hunger. It reminds me of how I viewed my cats before & after my first child was born. before he was born, my cats had BIG personalities. They were funny clowns, needy children, pushy friends, but after my son was born, their personalities receded. They were just loveable pets. I'm looking for food to recede back into proportion. And alcohol, too. I'm staying sober this weekend. So far so good. I want to see if I feel better: physically, not puffy; emotionally, not breaking my resolve; and on the scale, if I can lose weight better without alcohol. This may not be the best week to see scale movement, with a holiday party on Wed. But, we can try.

Why did food & alcohol get in the friend zone? I think I'm prone to addictive behavior, and these are the most acceptable, law-abiding "vices" available to me.

Saturday goal:
no alcohol
think about my relationship with food when I eat

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/13/2014 10:44PM

    I can relate. My vices are overeating and cursing. And I feel guilty enough about both of them! LOL.

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