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I did it

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I am so very happy and quite surprised. I managed to lose another two pounds this week. I am now down 6 pounds. the weight is coming off slowly but it is coming off. I can't tell you how many times i have tried before with no luck. I am not starving and i have had ice cream a few times and some not so good days, but i track everything and don't go off and eat everything in sight after a slip. I have added strength training which is feeling good. I actually believed that it was impossible to lose weight post menopausal and i am so happy i was wrong about that. I owe it all to my friends at sparkpeople and to all the motivational articles i read. thanks to everyone!!!
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LAURIER21 8/5/2008 6:45PM

    YAY YOU!!! 6 lbs is fabul0us and 2 lbs in a week is so motivating. From everything I have read, slowly is the best way. Lifestyle changes, that's what we are after. emoticon

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AFTER49 8/2/2008 8:44AM

    I know it is so hard to keep focused after a slip up but you are doing it. 6 pounds total that is awesome. I have tried food journals before and the next thing ya know I skipping writing something down and it isn't all that acurate.

Not sure if it is because this on the computer or what but I don't cheat I keep it as honest as I can and I think I am just really concious of what I am going to eat because I know I have to log it. The pounds are not just falling off but I do feel different about the weight loss I don't know if it is the spark friends. They know I am dieting but they are not judgemental. Like sometimes familiy can say "you're gonna eat that, I thought you were on a diet." They don't mean to be critical but I hate that. Hey enough about me congratulations on the SIX whole pounds. You go girl!!

Denise

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BLUEBIRD75 7/31/2008 2:24AM

    Awesome! emoticon

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LITTLEMOONFLOWR 7/30/2008 1:36PM

    You go girl!! We can do it. Slow is the best way, just remember that.

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My Big Blunder

Friday, July 18, 2008

Had a great day till dinner. I Was very hungry when i came home, and tired, which is a bad combination. i decided to make these lean cuisine sandwich things and then everyone came home and we decided to go to Carrabas. I had already eaten 300 calories for dinner but i think i wanted to make everyone happy. I ordered a big salad with shrimp and scallops but ate bread and tasted everyones and shared desert and had a mozzarella cheese stick. I am feeling very mad at myselfand disgusted. i need to just write it off and learn from it. I know there is nothing to be gained by getting down on myself, I also haven't exercised for three days. i never exercise on my 12 hour days and then i had my wisdom teeth removed. I wanted to feel light tomorrow for my motorcycle class but now i am feeling like a big fat loser. i know my calories for dinner is deflated because my fork was everywhere. I wish i could learn from this!

  
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BLUEBIRD75 7/28/2008 2:31PM

    Don't get discouraged! Remember that everyday is a new day! Trying to stick with healthy eating while eating out at a restuarant is tough! All we have around here are fast food places really or mexican restuarants. I don't dare go there yet....those chips and cheese dip are just evil...good though. If I do go out I try to go to Subway since it is pretty much the only place around here with healthy and tasty choices. Hang in there, we will all have little mis-steps along the way, you are doing great and you will reach your goals! emoticon

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LAURIER21 7/20/2008 10:04PM

    I know how you feel emoticon. Our family (6 of us) shares EVERYTHING when we go out to eat. I haven't done it since starting on Spark, and I am nervous about what will happen. I'm not sure how I will avoid bread or at a Mexican restaurant the chips and salsa!! We have to figure out how to eat out, don't we??? I don't have any bright ideas, but I will see if anyone on the boards has advice. All we can do now is pick ourselves up and keep going. Hang in there, you are not alone.

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Keeping motivated, trying tochange

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Change is hard. the longer you are doing things one way, the harder it is to change. I am only 4 or 5 days into this and i guess I am looking for results, immedieate results. Patience has never been one of my strong points. I was stressed out yesterday and dealing with an emotional issue and i reached for the pretzel nibblers. I counted out 16 and ate them and then had to eat 16 more. I literally felt as though i was trying to numb myself. I know i need to substitute this behavior with something else but when i am in the midst of this feeling it is almost impossible.
All in all, i have been doing ok. I think I am eating too many carbs. I am going to have to watch that. I am going to try to increase my lean protein and decrease my bad carbs, like pretzels for one.

  
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BLUEBIRD75 7/17/2008 2:00AM

    emoticon Hi, sorry to hear you were stressed out the other day, but I am glad you found SP. I have only been here a few weeks so I am kind of new too.

I am the same way I want immediant results but I do tell myself that I didn't put all of this weight on overnight and I am not going to be able to take it off that fast either, but as long as I am making progress and trying I am getting there. I am very guilty of eating for the wrong reasons too and it is a hard habit to break. I try to distract myself, even if I have to leave the house for a bit and I am learning there are just some foods I just can't eat one serving of, especially if I am having a bad day. Don't stress, you will reach your goals!

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