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Almost a week

Friday, September 13, 2013

Well I may be back on track. Tomorrow will be one week that I have tracked what I ate, exercised, drank my water, did a better job of getting in my fruits & veggies etc... Its crazy that we all know what to do but find it so hard to get it done. Day after day after day. I have had my goodies too. But I STOPPED. And that make me feel good. I'm gaining control!!! emoticon


Did NOT Happen

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I was planning on July 1st to have my much needed 30 pounds off. Did not happen. My surgery--hubby open heart surgery got in the way. But I have not given up. I join Weight Watcher so I would have a scale to face each week. Lost 3.6 at my first weigh in! Trouble is I have gained 6.8 above my 30 pounds!!! I just feel it will keep going up if I didn't do something soon. Hope Weight Watchers & their scale can get me going again. I am stuffed in my shorts!! HA! HA! emoticon

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LLREED 7/26/2013 7:59PM

    Good to see you back, Cindy! emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 6/28/2013 9:48AM

    you will do this one day at a time

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HAPPYJAY 6/27/2013 9:08PM

  keep it up

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Dec 31st 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012

Another year is gone. But & this is a big Butt--this is going to be different. I will get these 30 pounds off. I going to push for July 1st. Who wants to come along for the ride? I say lets do it. There is no try, just DO. I just want positive thoughts in my life. I am going to do this. emoticon


Another Year Gone

Saturday, December 31, 2011

I can't believe my last blog was a year ago today! What have I learned? That I am no good at this diet-life style change. I am a cheater. I am a creature of habit. I do not eat emotionally. I am not a food addict. I love good food. And I like to eat. I LOVE cookies. I can give up most candies-cakes-donuts-sweets. But have cookies in the house and I just keep getting into them.

Everyday I get up and do ok until I walk in the door from work. 4:00. Home and snacktime. I have to work on this. I have been doing better with eating after dinner. Working on my" you are not hungry-this too is a habit".

Somehow I have got to turn this around and get these pounds off. 3 years is long enough to screw around with these extra pounds I put back on. Happy New Years Spark friends!! May we all have a very good, lite 2012!!!

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IAM_HIS2 12/30/2012 6:12AM

    Gee, I don't have to write my blog now, you did! Fortunately we know the problem and we have lots of tools to help us. Now we just have to make the effort.

emoticon emoticon emoticon so 2013 will be the year to get our figures back and our health. emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 12/31/2011 3:52PM

    OK, the problem solver in ol' Barb is coming out now. Are you eating enough earlier in the day? Do you have a healthy snack prepped and ready for when you walk in the door at 4? Being too hungry can be a huge trigger.

I found at work this week when people brought in their Christmas leftovers that the sweets that I succumbed to did NOT hit the spot... but when I snacked on my carrots and apple, my body rejoiced. They are sweet, too. But so much better for me, and my body knows it.

emoticon 2012 is YOUR year! May it be a healthy one!

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A Year Wasted

Sunday, December 05, 2010

I can't believe its almost another year in the books! I remember wondering how some of you in the past had wrote that you had stop losing for like a year or two and had even GAINED some weight back and I thought how did you let that happen!!! HELLO!! I wonder no more!! This has been holy hell. I WANT my energy back---I want my size 10 jeans back. I am Depressed big time and I can't seem to get my mojo back. Sure I have lost a little but then I gain some back, then I lose it again. I 'm not talking maintaining either!!! If anyone needs a diet book I have them all!!! My trouble is I don't like alot of foods. So what they ask us to eat--UGH. Most of the time I don't even know where to find the stuff, let alone want to eat it. And then there are these little things called COOKIES. Homemade cookies, the fundraiser kind--my down fall. I know. Don't buy them. I keep thinking I will get a handle on them. 2-3 a day. NOT!! Anyway I have been trying to get back to what I was doing before that was working. But know it doesn't seem to be happin' for me now. And thats depressing. I truly think I have forgotten how to diet!.And forget life change I NEED to see the scale MOVE to get my MOJO back. Have any of you ever eaten the same think everyday for a few weeks? So maybe the scale will move and you don't have to do to much planning? Thats my next dieting idea. What do you think?? emoticon

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DONNA0256 12/6/2010 8:45PM

    Lots of good suggestions here, keep in mind that consistency is so important. Try to plan a weeks worth of meals that are within your range, that you like and will eat, then use that as your "go to" plan. And like others have said - you have not wasted a year - you are still here, learning and fighting to be happy and healthier. Keep at it, it will happen!

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JUNEAU2010 12/5/2010 10:08PM

    I have the same breakfast almost every day and that works for now. It screws up my balance of food if I change it much. But I am learning. I share your frustration. I have lost the same 2-3 pounds countless times this year. I thought I would have reached goal by now. Silly me! At this rate, it will take 3 years!

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JUSTBIRDY 12/5/2010 8:53PM

    Dr.s Oz and Roizen suggest standardizing your breakfast and lunch. I have a couple of healthy meals already planned out, and either copy them to the next day or put them in the "Food Groupings" section of the Nutrition planner.

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LOSETHEWTIN08 12/5/2010 7:43PM

    I feel your pain. Maybe if you start thinking of this as a lifestyle change to eat healthier foods that will be half the battle. Diet sounds to oppressing. I found many cookbooks at my local library that has helped me greatly. As for the bake sales I just donate the money and walk away. Hang in there my friend this is a journey which requires you to reveal your authentic self. All the best.
PS you didn't waste a year I'm sure you learned many important lessons. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 12/5/2010 4:22PM

    The Weight Watchers new Points Plus system may be for you. It started on Tuesday and I have felt fully satisfied everyday and had a hard time eating it all. Much better than the previous system. Good luck. And you haven't wasted a year if you are still here. Some of us are slow learners. I've been here almost a whole year with a few pounds lost and a lot of struggles.

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KAKIPOPUP 12/5/2010 4:13PM

    If you can't manage the food side of the equation, how about tackling the activity side? If you are active, you can manage your weight without changing your diet (much). The less you change your diet, the more you will have to change your activity level, of course - it is not magic - but you might find it easier to start there.

You could make stuff from the WW cookbooks ahead and freeze the excess servings so that you have food that you like and know the points values for available at all times - with the points system you can eat the cookies if you want to, you just have to keep track of your points -

It would be lovely if we could have it both ways....but of course, we can't - I hear your frustration - take care!

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CATHRINE2010 12/5/2010 3:23PM

    Get back into a routine!! You must exercise and log your food on the food tracker then at least you know where the weight is coming from. Cookies are good and I am also eating a lot of them so don't feel bad just make healthy tasteless cookies( your goanna eat them anyway) keep away from those chocolate chip ones they are murder!! emoticon

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WATCH_HER_GO 12/5/2010 3:21PM

    I've read (in one of the many diet books I own!) that limiting food options is a good strategy for losing weight. You eat basically the same things so you eliminate choice. Give it a try!

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