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140 or Bust!!!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Do not want my bust to be 140, just my weight.

A busy day yesterday, forgot to check back.

Will continue with my plan: before I choose what to eat, or before I put things into my mouth, I will repeat to myself: scale to read 140, scale to read 140.

Report 10:30 am -- I just cut butter up into half tablespoon pats and put in the refrigerator. Do not deprive yourself of something you love, but just limit it.

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KAYYVAUGHN 9/1/2012 9:23AM

    Portion size is so important. I agree with you. I don't deprive myself, but I divide my size.

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VINGRAM 8/31/2012 11:40AM

    How close are you? emoticon

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KARENNK8 8/31/2012 9:45AM

    You can do it, Carol. Focus is good, necessary even. But don't forget the benefit of creating and reinforcing good habits. Not that I have done very well at that... yet! But I think it is true that your habits can carry you through those times when you LOSE that focus. You know... the temporary amnesia that takes over sometimes?

I have to admit having been greatly influenced by reading David Kirchhoff's book. But that is my biggest challenge... I can be so focused and good 98% of the time, and then comes a brief moment of forgetfulness and I can do SO MUCH food damage. I have not really had that sort of moment for awhile, thank goodness. But I know they will come.

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JEANNE229 8/31/2012 9:25AM

    I'm there with you girlfriend!

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Another day, today!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I love each fresh new morning. It just makes me feel so good.

Going to try my mental awareness plan today, again. I went over my calories yesterday, but that was okay, because I had a really special dinner. I did very well up to dinner time, and that is better than nothing!!!

So, I know I am going out for lunch, but it is with a skinny person who never eats much, and so that part will be easy.

The main thing is controlling dinner portions. I am having my mom for dinner and she eats hardly anything, so once more, today I should get under 2000 calories.

I will check back tonight and see.

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VINGRAM 8/30/2012 11:21AM

    Sounds like a plan. I love plans! emoticon

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JEANNE229 8/30/2012 10:00AM

    Early planning helps late success. I like your style!

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New Plan

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I actually am a rather sloppy person. I do not coil up the hose after I use it. I leave the washcloth all crunched up instead of neatly squeezing it out and spreading it on the rack so it will dry. Awhile back, I decided to change these habits. It is all about slowing down. (I have a natural tendency to do everything fast. My mom and daughter do too) So, what I did was, when I was about to just leave a mess, I would say to myself, "re-training, re-training" sort of like the GPS says, "re-routing"

It still is an effort sometimes, not to go back to my old sloppy ways. I will catch myself regressing.

Okay, so I know it works, this mental awareness. My new plan is to say, "140 pounds"; that is what I WANT the scale to read. I am not setting a date for this. And I am thinking it would be better NOT TO WEIGH myself for awhile.

I will report back on how and IF this works.

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FUTUREHOPE49 9/5/2012 5:05PM

    Sounds like a good plan Carol! I am afraid I am a lot like you and often do not put things away straight off! I think I will follow your lead and try that too! I also tend to work fast which irritates people. I will make a plan!

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MEME102 8/29/2012 2:31PM

    Just 'live the plan' for awhile and make it work -- then when you do get on the scale -- it'll show!

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VINGRAM 8/29/2012 10:31AM

    I love a plan! emoticon

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CHRIMSONFYRE 8/29/2012 10:19AM

    Mind over matter! emoticon

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Not a happy camper

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I am not a happy camper right now. I feel like it is impossible to lose any weight. Maybe this is my natural weight, and I should just forget about it all.

It is really hard not to see any progress. However, if I look at my calorie intake, why should I be surprised???? Duh.....

Everyone is different, and a system that works for one person does not work for another. The important thing is to change habits, I know that, habits that cause a person to gain weight. In my case, snacking on little candies at odd times, and drinking up to 3 glasses of wine at dinner. Changing just these two habits may show a weight drop. But what if it doesn't? I would have deprived myself and have had no results. Hmmmm.... these are just random thoughts.......

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TWNOMWE 8/29/2012 7:55AM

    You really do not need to deprive yourself just count them in your calorie allocation. I know I feel like throwing in the towel sometime but then I look back to what I felt like at 200lb, I do not want to go back. Play around with foods and increase activity even if the scale is not budging you will be building muscle and a healthy lifestyle. emoticon

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CATLADY52 8/28/2012 4:58PM

    I understand where you're coming from, cause I've been there. emoticon

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JEANNE229 8/28/2012 2:38PM

    Carole, I know exactly how you feel. It is a lifelong batttle. Sometimes I just think I'd be happier chubby (read that FAT). But health is also an issue, as you know, so I battle on.

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VINGRAM 8/28/2012 11:40AM

    I am so there with you. emoticon

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PARKERB2 8/28/2012 11:21AM

    I try to do different things when I gain to see what works best. Have a great day.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Another grey, cold, wet morning, and I am very unmotivated. I put on my Coach Nicole strength workout after doing the trivia quiz and being reminded about how important strength training is. But I quit after 3 minutes.

My weight was stable for two years and I joined Spark to lose ten pounds, and now, instead, I gained three pounds (on the cruise) and I just cannot get it off. It is seeming like cruise was not worth it, if this is the result.

I know for a fact I am eating in a more healthful way. I know that. But I am still discouraged that the 3 pounds will not come off.

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JEANNE229 8/23/2012 10:12AM

    Scales can be an enemy. I avoid mine and go by feel of clothes.

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    You have the power, all of the power. All you have to do is decide who's gonna win - you or the 3 pounds??? We all get stuck on plateaus - I'm on one now and do NOT like it one bit!! Can't give up tho. Being healthy is too important. Best of luck to you!!

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NELLJONES 8/22/2012 12:49PM

    Sometimes I wonder if vacations are worth it either. I try so hard to eat sparingly and those 3 pounds never fail to show up.

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CMCBRIDE37 8/22/2012 11:27AM

    I tried Jillian Michael's 30 day shred for the first time today and is going to take me a few days to be able to do the entire 20 minute level one workout. I am not starting my 30 days until I can complete the workout all the way through.

I have walked sporadically throughout the summer and thought I was in better shape than I obviously am.

Don't give up. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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