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Another holiday means eating down the tubes

Sunday, June 17, 2012

It is like every time we turn around, there is some other holiday, complete with over-eating. Besides the holidays there are all the family birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc, etc, etc.

So ironic when you think about people living in countries where they never get enough to eat.

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JACK714 6/25/2012 8:55AM

    We had a holiday?

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BARBSASPARK 6/17/2012 5:29PM

    In our society it has always been the social/holiday gathering that one of the main purposes is eating. Think about it...I do it myself. When I host a holiday for party I always go way overboard with the food. Even as a mom when my kids come over, what's one of the first things I ask is "are you hungry?"

What it really comes down to I think for me is changing my mindset of the amount and the offerings of the food. Everyone can eat healthy anytime. I'm so glad for all the wonderful recipes on SP. I plan from now on using them for family and party meals.

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VINGRAM 6/17/2012 4:45PM

    I am so here with you....always another excuse to over eat! emoticon

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JEANNE229 6/17/2012 4:41PM

    We ALL need different interests outside eating.

We should make a list of what those could be...

board games, walking, playing volleyball in the park...anything that helps the healthy lives we need to live.

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Which is better: beer or chocolate?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

It is very hot today, and my normal thing is to have one beer, two beers. 300 calories. Instead I had 2 ounces of trail mix, but half of that was chocolate and peanut butter chips. (300 calories)

Now, I am not in the mood for beer.

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SCOTMAMA 6/20/2012 12:33PM

    You could always switch to Beck's Beer with only 64 calories -- then you could afford
to have two! About the only good beer does for you body is the Vitamin B you get from it. I had a doctor friend tell me one time if I would drive one or two beers every
day I would feel much better as far as feeling more relaxed.

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KINEPS 6/17/2012 8:52PM

    That's a good question -- wish I could give you a good answer - lol!

There are nutritional values in both (depending on the beer you're drinking) but I would tend to think the trail mix would be better for you.

I look at beer like Pepsi -- it may not be a lot of calories, but they're empty calories and when every calorie counts -- I'd rather eat mine than drink them!

At least you didn't do both.


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VINGRAM 6/17/2012 3:20PM

    300 or 300? Maybe the trail mix because it at least some nutritional value! emoticon

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Good girl yesterday

Friday, June 15, 2012

Even though I must have had about 1900 calories yesterday, I really controlled my breakfast and lunch so that I could got to a wine bar with a good friend in the afternoon. We made the wine and tapas our dinner. She just got back from London and Paris and had lots to tell me and I had just got back from wedding and cruise, and so we had lots of fun girl talk. So happy to have old friends!!!!

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VINGRAM 6/15/2012 11:01AM

    Good job! I'm proud of you! emoticon

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Missed blog again!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ha ha, missed yesterday's blog, but did walk 6 miles with my friend.

Very strange eating day yesterday, not exactly sure of the calories because my friend brought a picnic lunch on our hike and then I had dinner out with my husband.

Want to get back to strength training. Why is it so easy to just let it slide? I can keep up with the tracking, with the blog, even with walking, much better than strength training. That is just plain "ugh". Yet it is so important as we age. My mom at 75 could not even pick up a full teapot. I will never forget the shock I had when I saw her struggle to lift it.

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JACK714 6/22/2012 7:29AM

    six miles wow that's great. I'm with you on strength training. But as you say it needs to be done even if we do it half heartedly.

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KINEPS 6/14/2012 7:38PM

    Six miles -- emoticon

You are so right about strength training. I watch my mom struggle and it just saddens me. I don't want to end up like that if I can avoid it. I already have arthritis in both wrists, so it's so important for me to stay strong.


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VINGRAM 6/14/2012 10:54AM

    Slide? Yes...all too easy. Congrats on the six miles. Doubt I could do one. If I get any lazier, I'd have to lay down and die!! emoticon

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Post Cruise Thoughts

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Oops, forgot to blog yesterday, and really it is so helpful. I urge everyone to do it.

Have consistently walked every day, first thing in the morning, since the cruise. Today, broke the pattern and still have not walked, because I had "other" things I had to do. But, there is still plenty of time, only 9:30 am, and I am retired! ha ha

Still two pounds over, but am joining the 5% challenge again, which gives hope.

After the cruise, I noticed, even though I was only gone a week, that I felt very sad the next day after the return, not really about the cruise being over, but a deep sense of how everything ends, and feeling missing my dad who died two years ago, and wanting to see my kids as soon as possible. Now that feeling has passed in its intensity. Being out of a routine does alter a person.

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MTPOETNH 6/12/2012 11:27PM

    Blogging does help and I should do more of it myself!! Sounds like you have got a plan to get back on track, those two pounds will disappear! emoticon

Thanks for sharing your feelings of sadness on your return- loosing a parent is really hard ,I remember seeing an older gentleman sitting outside his home one day when we were driving to Maine to visit my family..for some reason he reminded me of my Dad who had died many years earlier and I was overcome with a wave of sadness which "passed" through me. emoticon

Getting back into your daily routine will help you.. I bet your Dad would have loved to hear about all your adventures on the cruise.

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PRESBESS 6/12/2012 1:04PM

    I can only imagine. The good thing is that you are talking about it. Things will eventually settle and you find a new routine. If you haven't already, you may want to pray and ask God to order your steps.
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