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Subliminal cravings

Thursday, October 02, 2008

After the gigantic chocolate-fudge-smothered-in-ice cream-and-fudge sauce incident last Saturday, I wholly expected to have wicked cravings this week while I de-toxed. Surprisingly, I have had none.

Except for a dream I had! In my dream, we were at a kid's birthday party, I believe it was Emilio, my 7 year old, who was attending. And what is mommy doing during the party? Going through all the goody bags and stealing all the candy that I liked! Then, I was telling Emilio all about it, which ones I loved and why.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH so glad I woke up from that one!!!!

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TESSA_NJ 10/3/2008 5:19PM

    LOL. Is that a dream or a nightmare? I've had those types of dreams too... and woken up with a serious sugar craving!

How is sugar NOT a drug!??!

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COFFEE_KISS 10/2/2008 3:40PM

    emoticon I mean, *shame shame*, what kind of mother would do that????? emoticon

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SPAMSWIFE 10/2/2008 1:09PM

    That is an interesting one!
Wonder what Freud would say?


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MARIADALE 10/2/2008 11:32AM

    lol good thing dream food is not fattening.

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Nothing like tripping over your own feet

Monday, September 29, 2008

Saturday night, we took my dad out to dinner to celebrate his 68th birthday. Some of you know the struggles my dad has gone through these last few years (cancer/depression/anxiety). He has not been to a restaurant in years, literally. So, for him to ask to go out to eat was major cause for celebration, birthday or not!!

We took him to Black Angus Steakhouse, great wine, great prime rib, great....cake. Which made me feel like emoticon My dad wanted me to celebrate with him, and I obliged, it was the least I could do given what he has been through. In the whole scheme of things, cake is a small gesture of my love for him. And, let me tell you, this cake was amazing, chocolate fudge cake topped with vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce.

So, I tripped, I fell and I am getting back up. I was physically sick yesterday, it was a bit of an overload on my body, it is just not accustomed to such decadence! I feel a bit better today and I am definitely back on induction levels for the next month. I will start another exercise challenge today since I kind of fell off there, too.

It will all work out, I know it will, and the look on my dad's face was worth the whole night. He even cried when he read the cards we wrote for him. He is an amazing person and father and I am so happy to have him "back"!

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SPARKNMOM 9/30/2008 6:11AM

    Sounds like an amazing evening. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the precious family the others who have posted, I think you did just what you needed to do - celebrate w/ family.

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BEADMARIE 9/29/2008 9:50PM

    I am so happy for you to have your dad "back"! That's worth several pieces of cake, if that's what it takes. My dad has also suffered from depression and anxiety, so I have a sense of what you've been through and what it means to "loose" someone to depression and to get them back. Your dad is lucky to have you there for him!

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JNORMAN1969 9/29/2008 9:44PM

    heidi, what you did is not tripping, it is a part of life, the good thing is, is that we know how to eat, and when we do have a piece of cake it is not the end of the world, just a part of life, and life with your dad is well worth the sacrifice.

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LAURIE160IN2013 9/29/2008 12:55PM

    I had a piece of *** on Christmas Eve, 2005, and stayed off the wagon for two and a half years. What a waste! So yes, you have to pick yourself up and start over right away. As for sharing birthday cake, etc., I've found lots of ways of participating other than actually eating. Ooh and ah about how beautiful it is, help with the serving, or even accept a piece and then give it to someone else. When I was younger, turning down an alcoholic drink was considered rude and insulting (it's not so bad now), but I simply didn't like the effect alcohol had on me so I never gave in. Alcoholics have to be really firm about this, and so do I when it comes to *** and **** and other sweet stuff! But we all have to weigh all the factors and come to our own decision. I'm glad you had a wonderful celebration with your father. He's lucky to have you as a daughter!

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LISA32989 9/29/2008 12:01PM

    Having a bite or a piece is part of life. Its really not tripping and falling. Continuing on that journey would be a mistake but one bite or one serving is just part of it.

Move on and continue the journey. We went out Saturday and I had several beers so I headed back on Sunday, as well.

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COFFEEDIVA 9/29/2008 11:22AM

    Yep! Just like me, you've done it before, and you'll do it again -- fall down, get up, start over! Have a great week!

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MARIADALE 9/29/2008 11:03AM

    Life is for living and celebrating... we learn to keep a balance. I am so glad you had the time with your family.

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Days 3 and 4

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Day 3 (Thursday):

100 minutes of walking
All strength exercises completed
Food on track

Day 4 (Friday):
Oops emoticon
Nothing accomplished! It was such a busy day, 2nd interview, getting the boys to and from school, getting my dad to and from his new job, soccer practice, get the picture.

Hopefully, today, Saturday, I will be able to sqeeze some time in. But, here goes the schedule:

Haircut for EVERYONE this a.m. (mine looks fab, thanks!)
Both boys have soccer games today
My dad's birthday is today (68th) and we are taking him out to dinner tonight!! So exciting!

So, sometime today, I really, really need to get it done. Ah, but I don't really want to sweat, my hair looks so pretty, hee hee!!!


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SPARKNMOM 9/27/2008 9:10PM

    I wanna see pics!!

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MARIADALE 9/27/2008 3:59PM

    good to take a day off

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Day 2/7 and why I am doing these challenges

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Someone asked me why I was doing these specific challenges and why I was posting about it, everyday. My reason? It takes approximately 21 days to change a habit. I had fallen in to a very bad habit of exercising here and there and I want to get out of that pattern. I want to prove to myself that I can exercise consistently and thereby, see great results. I am bound and determined to get to goal this year and my lifestyle is on track, I have no problems there. However, I need to workout, at least 5 days a week. So, by personally challenging myself, I am aiming to change my bad habit.

Wednesday's numbers:

Brisk walk with some great hill work for 70 minutes

All strength exercises completed


This morning I am going for a long (2+ hours) walk with my friend by the beach ;)

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LBLONDE65 9/27/2008 4:01PM

    How do you walk 2 hour walks
I do 2 miles which is 40 minutes and wow I feel it.

One day we walked 12 hours but it was not a continuous walk we were at a car show so it was just a steady walk and stop.


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LAURIE160IN2013 9/26/2008 1:58PM

    Yup, posting works. It's magic!

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LISA32989 9/25/2008 7:15PM

    Same reason I did bootcamps even when nobody joined me!

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MARIADALE 9/25/2008 5:18PM

    i think posting is a fabulous way to stay accountable. good luck with the new exercise habit.

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SPAMSWIFE 9/25/2008 11:27AM

    I like your challenge posts. I read them almost every day just to see what you are going that day.
I love that you post it and look forward to seeing the pumpkin orange background pop up!

Keep on posting!

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CARBEEZY 9/25/2008 11:22AM

    Congrats. I was the same way, but I finally got into a pattern of loving to go for a run and do a workout video. I struggled at first, but by forcing myself to keep going I began to really see improvements in my stamina and began Loving it!!! Keep Going! You can do it!!

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Day 1/7

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

40 minutes on elliptical (30 rapid at level I, 10 rapid at level II)

100 crunches
30 back extensions
20 modified push-ups


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LISA32989 9/24/2008 8:40PM

    So , did you weigh in? Are you still stuck or are you still staying off the scale?

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MARIADALE 9/24/2008 8:32AM


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