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Making progress.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Today is the 3rd day of food tracking. I was over the first day because I started later in the day. It's really freeing to do it, knowing that you have to look at it. Today is day #3 w/o wine. Funny, I don't even miss my daily evening refreshments (as they are euphemistically called). My desire to follow the healthy happy path instead of the morose and overindulgent one has finally taken over. Perhaps because of our new grandson, perhaps because of retirement. It's a great feeling.



Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Just read a couple of my old blogs. Was I negative or what. Always focused on the what-if's and should haves. In 2014 I am changing the pattern of my responses. I will not "try" to lose these last 25 lbs, I will lose them. I will also give up sweets,setting a goal allowance of 1X/week. Also 2 glasses of wine/week. Wine and sweets are my downfall. I am also starting The Happiness Project. I am starting to believe more and more that happiness is a choice. And I am choosing it.

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PATRICIAAK 1/2/2014 12:57AM

    You're right, happiness is a choice.

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CHUBBY_MOM 1/1/2014 6:30PM

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Four Months

Monday, March 04, 2013

It's exactly 4 months since my WLS. I have lost about 46 lbs, but now am struggling. I have found I do not have the reactions some have to alcohol and sweets. I am trying to give them up to lose the last 20 or 30 pounds I have to lose. I need support. So any of those out there who have been there, done that...I would appreciate a little help through this stage of my life change. HELP!

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PATRICIAAK 3/4/2013 6:41PM

    I'm assuming WLS is weight loss surgery. I have no personal experience with this.

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Week 1 of Carb lovers down and a 5 lb loss. I actually enjoy the foods. It's much like SP...whole foods, fruit, grains, some meat. I am so happy this morning. All of my vacation weight is gone. I feel good and healthy. My blood sugar is better. What more could I ask for? All I can think of is the strength to continue.



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I suck at goal reaching. I can set them just fine but I never reach any. I am lazy? Unmotivated? No, just unsure of how to proceed. I have read the SP articles on goal setting and still don't get how to reach them. I want to lose 50 lbs. OK, 10 at a time. I am gaining 1/2 here and 1 there. Makes no sense to me at all. I have begun eating so much more healthy, I drink water, gave up soda. What the heck is the issue? Is it just that I slack on exercise? Help!!!! I need some help here.

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BIRCHCAMP 8/24/2011 1:28PM

    Just some thoughts:
A goal is just a goal unless you have a plan as to how you will get there. What is your plan? "Eating so much more healthy." How much more? Are you using the nutrition tracker to log all eating? Are you planning ahead for the day's eating? Are you meeting calorie and nutritional goals every day? Are you planning to meet such goals every day (like 3 times a week this week to 4 times a week next week and so on)?

I hate to "exercise" such as use a treadmill, stationary bike, etc. But I love it when my garden looks good, so I have taken up gardening as my exercise. I feel so good when a bed is weeded, or when I plant something new. What do you like to do? Walk with your dog, play with your children, ride a bike. Make a plan to do it regularly, start with 2 times a week, and build from there.

As I said at first, these are just my thoughts. You need to be creative for YOU! God bless and may success shine through!

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