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Because I am worth it

Friday, February 10, 2012

I am down one whole pound from Monday, 5 pounds from the first, but up from last week. I can't judge my success on pounds alone. I need something more substantial; something I can physically control. To see the calorie count remain in range is motivating because I can control that on a daily basis. Yet the scale numbers are what matter in the end.

So what does it take to attain the goal? Daily recommitting to my goals. I made it today. 8 cups of water, over 16,000 steps, less than 1300 calories, at least 10 crunches. I made it yesterday - that is two in a row! I feel stronger and maybe I will be able to make it three days in a row.

Why am I doing this? Because I am worth it.

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JUSTMI1 2/10/2012 12:18PM

  Hehe, I love you gals! Of course you are worth're AMAZING!!!

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SCHECK5 2/10/2012 10:55AM

    Yes Carma you are worth it...we need to stick together!!! emoticon
I did my crunches today also!!

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All about management

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

My weight seems to be doing the yo-yo thing. I started the month at 181 and went down to 174 and now back to 177, and it only the 6th day of the month! I am trying to stay positive and realize that i am overall headed in the right direction and by following a reasonable diet, I can't do anything but lose pounds.

My focus this week will be to keep a watch on my sugar and salt intake as well as keeping my calories under control (meaning within SP guidelines). Water is still a focus as well as getting my 10,000 steps daily.

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JUSTMI1 2/7/2012 8:13AM

  That's four pounds in 7 days girl!!!!!!! Keep it in perspective. That's friggin awesome!

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skinny vs. dessert

Saturday, February 04, 2012

I have been within my calorie range for 3 days in a row! I love how SP has the Weekly Progress at the bottom of the tracking page. Unfortunately I ate dessert tonight in a moment of weakness and now I have the opportunity to begin counting all over again. I want to be able to say that I stayed within my calorie range for a full week.

I know that those that are committed to their goals fulfill their goals. I know that I have better stuff inside of me than dessert. It is up to me to prove it.

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JUSTMI1 2/4/2012 6:13AM

  It tastes so much better to be healthy then to eat dessert. Don't beat yourself up girl because it will only cause you to doubt yourself and I know you got more in you then that. I won't let you beat yourself up over eating a bit of dessert cause I know how freaking awesome you are!!!!

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Up again (UGH!)

Monday, January 30, 2012

I can't believe that it is this hard to stay within my calorie range! I need to find a better way to keep my calories under control. Today I ended up over again! I do fair until lunch and then I get tired and stressed and start to eat what ever to get through the work day. Then I come home to a home with a full day worth of stuff to do and I am still tired. I think I could stay within my calorie range if I knew how many I had "spent" before I came home from work. I guess I need to find a way to do this. Because once I walk through the door to my house, I know I am not going to do a thing toward calorie counting until it is over. I also need to find a way to stay awake at the end of my day without jeopardizing my sleep for the upcoming night. Cookies are NOT the answer!

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BFMONICA 1/30/2012 11:44PM

    It's a challenge I share with you. I'm getting into the habit of tracking my breakfast and then eventually I will add my lunch and so on. I need to do it a little at a time or I will get totally overwhelmed. emoticon

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Emotional Eating

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Back to 177 pounds.

I can't believe that I let myself eat when I am frustrated, worried, tired, etc. I start out with good expectations for myself for the day and before 4 hours are over, I have lost control. Why do I think that shoving food past my teeth will solve my insecurities? It has little to do with hunger.

For example, today I was hungry but kept control. Why can't I do that every day? Yesterday, I started falling asleep at my desk and was so tired so I ate (yes, count them) 8 truffles. Am I ever going to grow up and quit mindless eating? Why don't I just get me a no-doz and a low-cal flavored water?


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