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The New Me Won!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I forgot I something very important that happened yesterday at my Christmas party.
2 things
1. I had taken a roll that I thought looked the healthiest. However- it really did not taste good at all. SO.... I didn't eat it. I put on my finished salad plate. Instead my Aunt gave me half of her wheat roll.

2. The other thing that was a very big victory for me was the desserts. emoticon emoticon a small slices of a variety of desserts were brought to the table on two plates. while I did have 2.5 desserts that is all I had> Now that is not the victory. The victory was in not taking any home. Which I could have done very easily. On top of the easy- it could have been done without anyone knowing. - an even bigger victory. outside of our reception room was a nice large lobby where they had a coffee station set up. coffee- whip topping, chocolate and kinds of stuff to add. ( I love REAL whip cream- and I didn't have any of that either) also on the table was several other desert plates and cookies. with napkins. I could have wrapped up quite a few and put them in my purse without anyone I knew seeing me. I DIDN'T TAKE ONE.
The old me would have probably taken 4 or 5 of them home with me. And on top of that 3 of them would have been eaten in the car before I got home.

I feel proud of myself and not deprived one little bit. emoticon
(that is my gold star for resisting major overload)

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LE7_1234 1/12/2013 3:35PM


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GOODGETNBETR 1/12/2013 10:00AM

    emoticon Keep it Sparkin'!

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CARLY241 1/12/2013 7:36AM

  that is great you were able to limit yourself emoticon

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URBANLOTUS 1/12/2013 6:07AM

    Well done!

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JOURNEYTOI 1/12/2013 5:43AM

  WOOT! WOOT! Congrats! I think that is the hardest thing to do - push yourself away from enjoying the food too much. I find that just taking a bite of that "sinful" food helps to get the urge to overeat away. You are awesome!

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GINIEMIE 1/12/2013 5:42AM

    Wow great job, I know what you mean about the whipping cream. It's hard to resist.

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JPONCIN 1/12/2013 5:37AM

    Great job! I can totally relate to this.

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Last Christmas Party of the year

Friday, January 11, 2013

I had my last Christmas party of the year tonight. I work in the food service part at Notre Dame University and the holidays are super busy for us providing food for the students and all the department events that go on- for us to take time off then doesn't work very well. so we get our Christmas party after we come back from break.

Usually it is the first Friday but because of the national championship game last weekend The day was changed because Some of our guest were lucky (unlucky?) this year and went to Florida for the game. We lost - but I think Alabama really wanted it and we got a couple of bad calls at the beginning. I am still proud of our team- we were not even ranked at the beginning of the season- ended up being Number 1 with a 12/0 season.

I took my Aunt this year - I have never taken her before and I think she enjoyed it. It is pretty nice- there are about 600+ people there. I had a wonderful salad and a roll. Chicken stuffed with feta and spinach, wild rice and broccoli. we each got 2 drinks and I splurged and had peach snaps and cranberry, plus a desert. I splurged but- because I new it was coming I did good on my intake for the day. There was dancing- but I talked instead. :)
Plus for the first time I won a door prize. A portable DVD player. Pretty cool!

I just know this is going to be my year! It started off good with a nice party, good weather for traveling and a prize. The rest is just going to get better!

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CAROL494 1/11/2013 11:38PM

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Less Laundry- a forgotten NSB (Non-Scale-Bonus)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

One of the benefits about losing weight or inches is that there is less laundry to be done.

This happens various ways.
Items get to big so you can donate them. they are replaced by similar items but... there is less material in the new ones. Less Laundry means- less water waste & less soap waste. both are good.

Now if an item you have worn and is now to big you have several choices what you can do with it. If it good enough to be donated to good will, women's shelter, or other such worthy cause you can wash it and then donate it or if it is clean you can skip the washing.

HOWEVER, I think most of us have some items that can not be passed on for further use. Be honest here...These are the bonus items I am talking about. The ones you don't have to wash again-Depending on what the item is it can be cut up and then used for cleaning purposes. You know the are just some times that call for something to be cleaned up and then just tossed. In those cases you don't even have to wash them again. That is better than just tossing them.

I am a big recycler. however- there are still some items that just shouldn't be used again. I am talking about- underwear. More specific panties. Some just need to be thrown out never to be seen again. there really are not that many reasons this is the case- either they are stretched out or they have holes, tears or stains. These are the bonus items I am really talking about. you can wear them and then toss them. Less laundry, less folding time.
That is the bonus I am really referring to here. Just Toss and go. I just tossed one and it felt GREAT!

Then when that happens enough times you get shopping time because panties- let us just face it. For most of us is something we just don't like to go without.

Now- I know some that go without any- well this NSB just is never going to happen for you and you are missing out.

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LE7_1234 1/17/2013 1:18AM

    LOL! Sometimes I feel like there's more laundry, because of the exercise gear. But you're right--you can squeeze more in each load as the clothes get smaller.

And it is soooooo important to get rid of things that don't make you feel like a star. Even the undies!! :-)

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URBANLOTUS 1/14/2013 2:12AM

    Lol! I appreciated the thoughts on less washing time and laundry chores :) Thanks for stopping by my SparkPage and writing to me. It's good to be an encouragement for each other, isn't it? emoticon

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DEBJAE 1/11/2013 8:34AM

    Lol. Good blog.

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TULIPVIC 1/10/2013 10:19PM

    Good post! I agree! I do the same thing! You were the one that had the wits to write about it! Great!

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WRITEAWAY 1/10/2013 8:44PM

    OOooh, I'm looking forward to this laundry-step in life~!! I have 2 pair of cords that fit right now--and they *should* be able to be passed along to someone else. But I'm gonna take my all-cotton underwear and burn 'em. Cotton in the firepit, ashes into the garden---weird, but it'll be good for them to be GONE.

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Put Myself First

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I need to learn to put myself first- before all the other things I want and need and should do.

I need to do this or I won't have time for all the other things that I want and need and should do.

What does this entail? For me - right now- it means to exercise at least 10 minutes a day. I can say 10 minutes. Because 5 minutes isn't enough. I could do just 5 minutes and be done. But 10 minutes- well once you have done 10 minutes- you just FEEL like you NEED to do more.

And that is what I need to do. I need to do more for myself!

I reread this. That is not enough. 10 minutes is not enough.

I think what is more important for me is putting myself first.... first thing in the day. so... tomorrow I am going to get up and go. it is my day off and I have promised to meet my mom at Fitness USA. so I am going to go there- do some ST, walk on the treadmill machine and then do water aerobics with her.
I need to get her motivated to take care of herself too. I am doing this for selfish reasons. If she is more fit and can do more for herself- that leaves more time for me. HA. then it is a win-win situation for both of us. we get to spend time together and making ourselves better in the process!

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    It seems like an excellent plan...and I definitely agree that you must take care of yourself first.

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CHALLENGE! Be Your Own Friend!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

My challenge to each and everyone of you for this new year of 2013:


Many of us treat our friends with respect. You want them to be happy and to be healthy. Many times we put them first.We don't say mean discouraging things to them. While we might give constructive criticism it is out of love.
So Love yourself. Put yourself first. make yourself a priority in your life!

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GOODGETNBETR 1/7/2013 8:28AM

    emoticon Great advice. Good luck to everyone accepting this challenge.

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WONDERFUL2BME 1/4/2013 5:41PM

    This is so true. Evenings are my test of resolve! In many of the testimonies of people who gained great amounts of weight, they say that evening eating was what did it. I think about that when I have reached my calorie range to help keep me from destroying the days progress. I just tell myself I can have whatever I want tomorrow (just not all of it!).

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/3/2013 10:09PM


Yes. This is a challenge!! Women are the caretakers and we often martyr ourselves to our families.

Thanks for the reminder!!

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SNOWJESTER 1/1/2013 1:57PM

    This is so true. If anyone said half of the things I say about myself to my friends, I'd slap them...

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