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Better day yesterday....

Thursday, April 08, 2010

I have to say yesterday was one of my better days in weeks. I did all my exercise as usual, plus I mowed the lawn for 40 minutes( it used to take me an hour last year, I got it down to40 minutes). I did eat an extra serving of ice cream or 2? but the lawn mowing took care of it. I am feeling better about myself because if I could do it one day today can be another great day. I am making home made marinara sauce today I might just eat this for lunch( I make it with veggies and love it) I have to exercise soon and just will keep on trying, I will not quit.

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OBURGMOM 4/8/2010 8:11AM

    Great job!! Isn't it great when we feel good about something we do. I can see myself getting fitter too. My huffing and puffing uphill has greatly decreased. It is taking me less time to walk my miles. We've got to be positive about the good things we do. It keeps us going. Have a great day.

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JUGE300000 4/8/2010 8:11AM

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DBELLE39 4/8/2010 8:07AM

    You are doing great, cut the lawn in less time --that's proof postive you are more healthy than you used to be. Keep up the momentum.

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Failure , Fraud , frightened...

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

These 3 words are who I am right now. for 2 wks I have been completely off plan food wise( exercise has always been great) and before those 2 wks I was off and on plan for the other 2 wks of March. I promised myself that April would be different and it hasn't been. I am always hungry, and no I am not pregnant. I start by eating a little extra and then just pig out. I know I can do better, I know I am worth it and I know that only I can do this, but I don't know what is wrong with me. I did so well for the first 6-7 months and now I am out of control. I hate coming to sparkpeople because I know I am so off plan. Today a guy stopped me who works at a place I walk by daily for the past 7 months and said congratulations you are doing so well on the weight loss, and I just felt so bad because I am doing so bad and don't deserve the congrats right now. I know it is up to me , and just posting about it helps, but it wont stop until I work on it. Today is not the end but the beginning. Cheryl

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GINARAE7 4/7/2010 11:43AM

    What food plan are you on? I go through cycles where sometimes I feel famished. I've learned that pigging out is absolutely fine during those times, as long as it's my body that's hungry (not my mind/emotions), and as long as I'm pigging out on something that's pretty healthy. It doesn't have to be celery or carrot sticks (unless that's what you're hungry for of course). When I go through the famished phases, I have to ask myself... is that my body talking or my emotions? If it's my body, I eat (and always keep healthy snacks around, one of my favorites is whole grain melba toast and vegan cream cheese). If it's my emotions, I go for a walk or something. So glad you're blogging about it. Hang in there, you're doing great!!!

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HONEYBEE56 4/7/2010 8:30AM


1st of all, quit kicking yourself!
2nd someone complimented you! Accept it humbly at the very least!
3rd don't make your goals too challenging for yourself.

Live just for today.
Today, I will not binge (which sounds like your dilemma)
Today I will eat only healthy food.
Today when I feel a need to eat a snack it will be either raw veggies or fresh fruit.

You said yourself that today is the beginning. Make it happen!
Find someone to be accountable to daily who will encourage you.

Hang in there! You've lost 69 pounds! That's nothing to sneeze at! That, my sparkfriend, is excellent!

I read Dr Neal Barnard's book "Turn off the Fat Genes" and that helped me to NOT blame myself and gave me something to work on.

Have a great day and look up, not down!


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Loving the weather...

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Ok, I am loving this weather. Yesterday I did a 3 hr hike with dd and her friend, I ended up with a sweat( this hike had lots of hills in it) and wanted to walk again today but am debating what I am doing still( the girls feet still hurt, lol) tomorrow I am definitely going on another hike. I have been running around today, so hopefully that counts for something. Eating yesterday was a little off, but I was real hungry with the hike,so I am not worried. I know I will succeed if I have patience and believe.
Thanks for all those who support me and send me kind words I really appreciate it, I know I have to post here more, it really helps get me going and stay on track.

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KIMMYCRIS 4/5/2010 10:02PM

    Good for you Cheryl and a 3 mile hike! That is really great! Hope you are having a good start to the week!

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TAMTAM7 4/5/2010 10:23AM

    Sounds like you did awesome! I've never been hiking but would love to try it. It sounds like such a great way to burn some calories while enjoying the great outdoors.

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CATH0903 4/3/2010 2:43PM

    Go Cheryl! Those long hikes really burn the calories. I no longer have a hiking buddy and I really miss it.

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Adios March, April has to be better....

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I can say March has been horrible, I have been off plan , way, way off plan half the time or more. Exercise for me is always great, but food has been horrible.April is going to be the month that I get it together. I have not walked since Friday , first dd is off from school for spring break and second I have some nice blisters and a open wound on the back of my ankle , and they are healing , but I don't want the wound ( that is almost closed) to re open by walking, so I have been doing my exercises and DVD work outs but I have the blahs, because I can't walk.The weather is wonderful, but everytime I put on sneakers my feet hurt. Friday and Saturday I do plan to do some hiking , tomorrow is pay day for hubby and I am going to buy some special bandages, that will heal this up quick. I know tomorrow is a great day and I will beat this.

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TAMTAM7 4/1/2010 9:35AM

    You will beat this and April will be an amazing month! I know you can do it!

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icky weekend today is new day..

Monday, March 29, 2010

My foot messed up Friday , and I ended up with a blister on each foot, so I wasn't able to walk, I did mow the lawn for 30 minutes on Saturday but that just messed up my foot more. Eating was horrible, but I am pretty sure I am pmsing, so I will deal with it and work and doing better today. Dd is off from school this week, so it's a DVD for exercising, but I wanted to walk in the evening, weather permitting of course. With my foot the way it is I am not sure if that is possible. I did buy new shoes to help with what has been going on with my feet, but right now they are torn up. I guess I will have to take them as they are don't give up and keep on trucking. Success is out there I just need to believe.

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PLAYBLUES22 3/29/2010 7:53AM

    Hope things get better with your foot, but until then take it nice and slow

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