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3.27.08 - I knew it was a test!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Last week's weigh in demonstrated a 5 lb weight gain. How could that be?? Thinking back, there were some jellybeans involved, and a coconut egg or two - all of which were logged with a few days of higher than usual calories. But 5 lbs worth? Could a few jellybeans do that? Are they THAT evil?? Last night's weigh in resulted in a 4 lb loss. And that involved a few jellybeans, too!

The important thing is that I didn't let that scale get to me. I never felt like I fell down only to start the "oh well, might as well go for the gusto and overeat" thing. I kept focused on my goal and kept right on going, knowing that whatever caused what I kept calling a fluke (or the scale had it in for me because I'd been doing so good - LOL) was temporary and that I knew I was on the right track. First time I think I ever did that! I think having Sparkpeople in my life, reviewing bulletin boards and inspiring articles, moving more and feeling sorry for my self less, saved me from going down that path. I know it's the small steps but for me, this was a giant leap!

So for anyone who reads this, I applaud you and thank you for being here. This collective consciousness is the best thing ever!


3.24.08 - Back in da saddle!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Stepped on the unofficial office scale and the weight gain is gone. That was some kind of weird fluke - maybe to remind me that I need to walk the talk, eh?

I exercised this AM - first time in 2 weeks, since I cut my finger/stitches, and it felt great. My glutes/periformis are sore and I feel taller! ! And it's not that I was sloughing off but I was off kilter with something.

Now I'm back!


3.20.08 - A big gain

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Time to refocus - it happens. But I can't believe such a huge gain - 5 lbs. I wonder if I haven't been lowballing my entries?

Ok, time to refocus. And lay off the black jellybeans.

Here is my horoscope for today. While I'm not a believer, it's a habit (LOL) and sometimes the message is dead on. So my goal is to eat healthier, more fruits and veggies, and limit going out.

Thursday, Mar 20th, 2008 -- A burst of energy motivates you to take direct action by changing your daily routine. You may be ready to make improvements in your diet or health regimen, but don't try to take on too much. The opportunity for change is great, yet you could inadvertently add stress to your life by attempting to change everything too fast.


3.14.08 continued

Friday, March 14, 2008

I was thinking this is great! I love to journal, although since this is public I don't think I would put my deepest darkest secrets here. It does give me an outlet tho and I like that.

For the anger things I used to write them down and tear them up. I believe in OA/AA this is called writings and burnings. Get it out and let it go. Now I do it on a computer screen, then delete it letter by letter. By doing so I feel the release of the emotion that is attached to the anger. And I don't click the reverse arrow to bring it back! It's gone, document closed, move on. I can feel the ahhhhh now.


3.14.08 Farmers Markets...from Daily OM

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring must almost be here! ! ! ! From the Daily Om today. If anyone is interested, check out the website! They have daily inspirations and some days they really hit home or provide a message I really need to hear.

Today's message aligns with eating healthy by supporting local farmers and getting the freshest of the fresh! If you have organic farms close by it's an added plus. Definitely one of the benefits of living in southern NJ!

Have Fun And Save The Planet
Think Globally, Eat Locally
We all know that our planet needs our help right now, but we often feel unsure about what to do, where to make an effort, and what will really help. The good news is that we can heal the planet on a daily basis simply by buying and eating food that is grown locally. Food that has been transported long distances doesnít contain much life force by the time it gets to your kitchen. Making a commitment to shop, buy, and eat locally is not only a very important part of creating positive change, it can also be delicious fun.

One of the best places to begin the adventure of eating locally is a farmerís market. Stalls brim with fresh fruits and vegetables grown on nearby farms. Not only is this good for the environment, itís good for the farmers since they benefit from selling directly to the consumer. The consumer benefits, too, from the intimate experience of buying food from the hand of the person who grew it. In addition, the food is fresher and more diverse. In supermarkets, particular varieties of fruits and vegetables are favored due to their ability to survive transport to a far destination. Alternately, at a farmerís market, you will find versions of the fruits and vegetables you know that will surprise and delight your sensesógreen striped heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, white carrots, and edible flowers, just to name a few.

Make an effort to buy as much of your food as possible directly from local farmers. You will become one of a growing number of people eating delicious food to save the planet and having fun doing it.


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