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Wonderful Time

Saturday, August 01, 2009

I just returned home from taking my grand daughters to Trinidad Colorado which is about half way from our home and theirs in Amarillo TX. We had a wonderful 10 days with them. I wasn't sure I would be able to follow my new health regime, but I did wonderfully both with food and exercise. My weight remained the same which was great by me. More importantly, we shared special moments and activities that will remain with me always. Life is so much more enjoyable when you are not thinking about food all the time!

  
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LKWQUILTER 8/1/2009 9:52PM

    So glad that you had a great time with your granddaughters. The time you spend together can never be taken away and the memories are priceless. We do the same with our 3 youngest as they live near Atlanta and we are in So Ga. It is even better when you stay on track with the company. Congratulations on that. You are doing great. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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SUNNYARIZONA 8/1/2009 9:47PM

    Well AMEN to that one for sure. You know when I went to my Mom's back in May still with higher numbers, I was SO pleased to come home with a tiny weight loss. To stay the same is absolutely FABULOUS. Means alot to me , having been a YO YO all my life!

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Back from the Cabin

Friday, July 31, 2009

I got back from our 5 days at the cabin with my grand kids and DH. We had a wonderful time. The weather was cool and rainy the whole time, but it didn't slow us down. We hiked and played and had lots of fun. Our meals were healthful and we were active every day. I wrote all my food down and entered it in the tracker today. I was a few calories over (100 - 200 a couple of days) but when I weighed this am, I was the same weight as when I left even after eating s'mores (1) and drinking hot chocolate by the fire. Moderation is the key to changing my life.

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11-RENEWAL-20 8/2/2009 9:34AM

    Moderation and Balance in all we do or eat...no feelings of guilt after an occassional treat...I think that is one of the best things about SP; you are not made to feel guilty for being human. I'm so glad you had a fun visit with your grand daughters...they sound like wonderful girls (just as all my grands are...oh, Granny, hush)...LOL emoticon emoticon Sharon

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Lesson Learned - after the fact

Sunday, July 26, 2009

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I learned a really basic lesson yesterday, one that I should have learned a long time ago. This program isn't about deprivation. It's about moderation and health. We don't need to deny ourselves occasional treats...BUT appropriate portions are essential!

We took the granddaughters to Casa Bonita (a specialty Mexican Restaurant in Denver) last night. I had thought it was a buffet type deal and had planned exactly which items were ok for me and which weren't. When I got there and found out that we were served a one size fits all served up plate of food, I was lost.
I stopped thinking. Every one in the family ate their whole plate (DH and DS ate 2 plates). So I did too.... This morning it hit me... I could have cut everything in half and had a taste of everything without eating 1500 calories in one meal. 750 calories would have been too many calories for one meal, but it certainly would have been more reasonable than 1500.

I have decided to not feel guilty about what I did, but to remember - I don't have to eat the "whole thing" I can choose to limit my portions. Duh.....

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ULTREYA3211 7/26/2009 11:46AM

    Congrats on learning the lesson. I try to cut everything in half and take it home, if it is something that I can eat later.
We are really challenged when we eat out, but you seem to be learning and putting into practice what you learn.
Enjoy your next outing. Mexican sounded so-o-o- good to me.
Penny

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WATERMELLEN 7/26/2009 11:03AM

    I agree-- next time! You might ask them to package up half in the kitchen for you to take home even before they bring you your plate . . . I have no will power but many techniques for avoiding temptation!

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PATRICIA441 7/26/2009 9:56AM

  Guilt is a defeating emotion. We are a winning group learning from mistakes and moving on. Sometimes we makes repeated mistakes but that is part of life. Hopefully, each time we get stronger.Hang in there, you can do this, one day at a time. Hugs. Pat

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BIRDLEGS29 7/26/2009 9:03AM

    I join Queen in offering emoticonon not feeling guilty, which is just wasted emotion since we can't undo the past. Sometimes we have to get slapped in the face with the answer to come up with a "duh" moment and you had yours. To bad life doesn't have "do overs"!

Jean

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CTQUEEN 7/26/2009 8:21AM

    Congratulations on not feeling quilty! I have found there is no sense on dwelling on things. We can't change what we did this time, but next time we can. Keep up the great work!

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Eating out can work!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I rarely eat out, but I accepted the challenge of eating at the mall with my grandkids. Luckily, they wanted to go to Subway so I had a 6 inch Jared turkey sub at lunch. After we finished shopping we wanted a treat so we stopped at DQ so the kids could get shakes. I asked if they had low cal/low fat frozen yogurt. The server said no and recommended their "special" ... only 250 cals for a fruity drink. I said no and we went and checked out Hagen Daz which had a 150 cal small low fat frozen yogurt. emoticon

I made it through the day well within my caloric limits !

  
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FAIRY74 7/26/2009 8:07PM

    Good going--yes it can be done when you are dedicated! You did really well keep it up!

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RURAL3 7/25/2009 9:49AM

    yeah! Subway is a good option when eating out. Congrats on finding the Hagen Daz.

My DH is watching the morning news. He just said they showed that the Cold Stone Creamery PB shake has 2010 calories. Guess I will never go there. emoticon

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They're Here!

Friday, July 24, 2009

My beautiful 10 and 12 year old granddaughters from Texas arrived yesterday. What a good job my DD and her DH have done in raising these girls. They are beautiful inside and out. They arrived hot and tired from the drive, but brought their suitcases in and unpacked right away. After a healthy supper they thanked me and told me how good the meal was. We sat at the table and began working out a schedule of what we would do the 2 days we are staying here at the house. They offered their opinions, listened to our comments and we easily decided on the activities we would do. After that we read for an hour. They are in AP programs and have summer reading assignments for school. Then we went for a walk. The 12 year old loves to run. (My DD runs daily) The 10 year old and I walked the dog and the 12 year old ran. We ended up walking / running a total of 2 miles so yesterday I walked a total of 4 miles - a first for me. Today, we're going to the mall, a pottery making shop and the library. I wish raising my kids were this easy and fun! lol Being a gramma is great!

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RURAL3 7/24/2009 11:55PM

    Have a great time with your family. I think being a grandma is great. That's why we are special.

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PATRICIA441 7/24/2009 10:39AM

  I think as grandmothers we are much more relaxed. We have had the practice run with our own kids so we know what does and doesn't work. They sound like wonderful girls. You must be so proud. Good for you getting all that great walking in. Have a wonderful, joyful time with your family! Hugs. Pat

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GABY1948 7/24/2009 8:56AM

    Have a wonderful time with them. True, so much greater with the grandkids than the kids...you can truly spoil them and send them HOME for the teaching LOL

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