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Time is Awasting

Monday, June 03, 2013

I cannot believe that two months have passed without a blog entry. I also cannot believe that I have not tracked in a month. Guess what happens when you are not accountable. You revert back to old habits, you cannot sleep, your clothes start to get tight, your refuse to get on a scale, and overall you feel lousy.

BUT, I refuse to lay down and give up. I forced myself on the scale this morning and told myself NOT to beat myself up with what it said. I knew what it was going to say. I look on the positive. I did get on the scale. I did login to SparkPeople. I made a blog entry. I tracked my food. The scale could have been harsher than what it was. My life does not revolve around a number. So, onward and forward I go. I saw a Challenge from the Accountability Forum. Four pounds by 4th of July. That seems reasonable. I think I will take baby steps and see what I can accomplish. One day at a time.

  
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LYNNA1968 6/3/2013 2:45PM

    CONGRATS & welcome back!!! Sounds like a great challenge. Good luck!!!

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Two Steps Backward

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I have been overwhelmed with stress and it is weighing me down. My only release is the gym and reading Sparkpeople. I am hoping that by reading the motivational quotes and stories and reaching out to my blog buddies, I will get through this. Even though I feel like throwing in the towel, I know I will not give up. I feel that Satan is trying to take over my body and I have to make sure I do not take the wheel away from God. I have a tendency to to that. I know I am weak but I keep praying that God will give me the strength to get through this. Those of you that struggle with emotions, stress, and overeating, I understand your frustrations. I have my own. So, I will go to bed because tomorrow is a new day and another opportunity to be successful.

  
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LOVESTOWALK49 4/5/2013 5:57AM

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DEBBIELCG 4/4/2013 6:23AM

    you can get through this. as hard as it is take it one decision at a time even if you only make 1 healthy decision a day it is still a positive direction. don't think of your self as going backwards, but standing still and resting. Remember God forgives all of us.

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Sugar is not my Friend

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I find that when I consume too much sugar and carbohydrates, I feel sluggish for days. Even if I get 8 hours of sleep, I still feel tired. I have always known that I have a weakness for chocolate and it has been difficult for me to break. I decided to start a SparkStreak of no chocolate. I hope I am not setting myself up for failure but I think of it as a challenge. So I am on Day 3 of no chocolate and feel pretty good so far. I have signed up with an accountability partner and Debbie has been very motivating. The weekends are the worse for me. When my husband travels, and I am at home all weekend, I get bored and lonely and frustrated. All of these emotions feed into my weakness for chocolate. So, when I get to Day 8 of no chocolate, it will mean that I survived my first weekend of my SparkStreak.

  
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WINACHST 3/28/2013 9:29AM

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PIGGLEDY 3/27/2013 11:27PM

    I can totally relate!
Sugar is like a drug to me and the rush is like being a kid whose had too much and the drop after is too much of a fall.
I find that when I need a wee treat like chocolate I only have the high cocoa content ie; 75% or higher and only a *very* small amount and have it with nuts like almonds. This helps keep your insulin levels in check so you don't get the sugar rush drop. If you get the Lindt brand 100gm bars, 1x square is all I'll ever have at a time and it usually does the trick.
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BECCAR6 3/27/2013 4:56PM

    My family and I do a "No Sweets Challenge" where we don't eat sweets to see who can hold out the longest. I am almost always the winner but sadly they never go very long so I don't go much longer than that either. I always feel better getting the sugar out of my diet. Maybe you could try to keep the chocolate out of your home so that you can't get it when you are feeling emotional and set up a reward for yourself when you make it to say, day 20 or something.

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MARYGOLD5 3/27/2013 3:37PM

    My problem is baked sweets like cookies, brownies, cakes, pies. I hadn't thought of starting a streak of not eating these. That is a good idea. Good luck. emoticon

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Fitness Goal

Monday, March 04, 2013

I have not given much thought to any fitness goal. I guess my first goal was to set up a regular exercise program and stick with it. I have done that and I have been exercising five times a week for well over a year maybe even two. I get such a good feeling from working out. But, I have a goal of running a 5k race without walking. This has been difficult for me this past year because of planter fascitis in my foot. Another fitness goal is to perform 100 pushups without stopping. I have just started Pilates so I do not know enough of the positions to make a goal with Pilates. I just want to get into a habit of doing Pilates once a week to better develop my core muscles. It is a good fit in my exercise program.

  
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DEBBIELCG 3/10/2013 9:57AM

    goals can be very helpful if they are achievable good luck. keep us posted on your progress.

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Taming the Rebellious Teenager Inside of Me

Monday, February 25, 2013

This weekend it seemed like everything I knew was thrown out the window. It was the worse weekend of eating in a very long time. I do not know if it was anxiety, boredom, depression, or loneliness. All I know is that I acted like an addict. I saw that the Girl Scouts were selling cookies at Walmart and my mind started racing trying to figure out an excuse to go to Walmart. Of course, when I went I bought 4 boxes of cookies. I ate the first box as soon as I got home. Feeling a little sick to my stomach, I did not let that deter me. Later in the day, I ate the second box of cookies. The next morning I worked out for 2 hours to compensate. But, as soon as I got home I ate the third box of cookies. Thankfully, my son had already eaten t he fourth box. This was the worse feeling of weakness I have ever experienced. I then started to beat myself up. Today is a new day and I am getting back on track. I have to remember that I am taking two steps forward and one step back.

  
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SPIRALDOWN 2/25/2013 9:36PM

    Amazing how one food can make us week in the knees...lol. Mine was the Wafer Cookies. You will survive and learn. The question to ask is did the taste good? if they didnt great, sweet you can get over them. If they did then you have to watch yourself w them.

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