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Learning to control my portions

Friday, June 06, 2014

emoticon Well, doing pretty well. Drinking lots of water and downsizing portions. Picking healthier foods and eliminating soda, sweets, etc... Feeling good! My biggest problem is portion control. I love food and enjoy eating lots of it. I have to retrain my mind that more is not better!

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CRYERMAMA 6/9/2014 11:59AM

    Thanks Positivehope. I will try to move in that direction.

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POSITIVEHOPE 6/6/2014 5:12PM

    I am a volume eater and really liked my large portion sizes. At first, I ate lots of salad twice a day. That gave me lots of fiber which slows down digestion.
Now, I have learned that eating protein at the higher end of my range and carbs at the lower end of my range does the same thing. Protein digests slowly and the carbs that I eat at the same meal seem to trickle in rather than give me a sugar rush.
Keep playing with your tracker and you will find the combo that works for you.

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Excuses, excuses, we see them every day.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Well, I have been down and out for a while. Just before my daughter's wedding last June, I hurt my back and haven't been able or willing to workout since then. I realized this morning that it may have been a reason for a while, but now it was just an excuse. That is why I am back here on Spark People. I really want to get healthy. I just get discouraged very quickly. When I don't see immediate results, I give up. I have things and people in my life that fight me every step of the walk to a healthier me, but I let them become excuses as well. Well, today is a new day and I am not going to let excuses get in my way anymore.

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Saturday, June 01, 2013

emoticon Wow! What a beautiful day. Managed a walk and got my car all detailed and washed. Wore me out! Going to the Starlight parade tonight so will be walking some more. No soda today just lots of water. Getting close to wedding time and each day gets busier. Just hope this weather hangs around between now and then so I can walk more. The dress must fit! emoticon emoticon Walking and dancing every day will assure that it does.

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CBAILEYC 6/3/2013 10:46AM

    We had a beautiful weekend! So glad you were able to get out and enjoy it.
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GAYEMC 6/2/2013 12:56PM

    Hope you enjoyed the parade, great weather for it. I watched it on TV, can't handle the crowds. Way to go with the walking!

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MCFITZ2 6/1/2013 9:10PM

    You can do it. Each day, each choice, one step then another. Have a wonderful wedding. emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 6/1/2013 5:19PM

  Thanks for sharing

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Trying to be careful.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

We are having an anniversary party for friends this evening, so I am trying to be careful about what I eat today, so I can have a small slice of cake tonight. Had a pretty severe low blood sugar episode this morning. Went down to 34. Much lower and I would have passed out. Got to get these episodes under control! Not sure why it happened. Had eaten breakfast of 1 egg and a slice of whole grain toast. Just have to keep watch on it I guess.

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MARIANNE9855 4/16/2013 7:54PM

    glad you had a good time.

Wouldn't you know I have orientation at my new job tomorrow and they furnish breakfast, lunch and snacks! All the times I would have loved that in the past.
I am hoping they have salad and fruit. emoticon

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CRYERMAMA 4/16/2013 12:57PM

    Marianne, no, I haven't heard that, but I am past menopause. Don't know if it has anything to do with it. Would like to know though. Maybe I should ask my Dr. Yes, everyone! I had a wonderful time and even had a small slice of cake. Didn't mess up and eat the whole thing and feel good about it.

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CBAILEYC 4/15/2013 11:04AM

    I hope you were able to enjoy the party!

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MARIANNE9855 4/14/2013 11:42AM

    oh, sorry I misinterpreted it- I must have diabetes on the brain- my mom had a problem with low blood sugar in her 50s- they said it was related to menopause. It gradually went away- have you heard anything like that?

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CRYERMAMA 4/14/2013 11:21AM

    I don't have diabetes. I have low blood sugar episodes. It's never high.

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MARIANNE9855 4/14/2013 1:31AM

    Diabetes is so challenging- my mom, husband, sister in law and nephew are all diabetic and something different seems to work for each one.
Hope it settles down, enjoy your party emoticon

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GAYEMC 4/13/2013 7:33PM

    Enjoy your party and some cake!

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4EVERNESS 4/13/2013 6:50PM
ark%2Fsearch_results_google.asp ? Hope there's something in there to help!

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I'm gaining momentum.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sticking to my plan and even walked for 1/2 hr. this morning. Drinking lots of water too. Still no soda! Only time I am even tempted is in the evening when my head hurts from too little caffine. Soooo...I am doing pretty good. Trying to keep on keeping on. Really talking to myself about why I want to eat. Is it emotional, physical, etc... Most of the time, I think it is either emotional (due to a bad relationship) or being bored. So I am working on my thinking in these areas.

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CRYERMAMA 4/12/2013 10:38AM

    Marianne, it isn't the caffeine really, but just sodas. I still have coffee in the morning. Just don't drink soda and don't care for tea without sugar. (lots of sugar) So, I avoid tea as well.

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CBAILEYC 4/12/2013 10:15AM

    Well done! You're doing great.
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MARIANNE9855 4/11/2013 8:52PM

    wow- you are doing great- have you given up all caffeine or just at night?

I like ice coffee but I also like tea w/o sugar- sometimes splenda tastes good.
There is an arizona tea that is diet with blueberries that tastes good.
Its different- you would have to adjust your taste buds a little.

Love your new profile pic- you will have to show us your dress too! emoticon

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CRYERMAMA 4/11/2013 8:26PM

    Gayemc, I don't like hot tea and cold tea without sugar is a sacrilege. I am from the south where tea is almost pure sugar.

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GAYEMC 4/11/2013 5:44PM

    One day at a time. Have you thought about having some tea in the afternoon/evening to help with the caffeine headaches?

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