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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WOW - what a winter. I have HAD ENOUGH! I am not sure why, but this winter is extremely hard. It feels like everyday is a struggle just to live life. It is time to put some positive into life that will help with the extreme emotions caused by being cooped up. What shall I do I am not sure. I think a walk or going with my family to do something fun like basketball.
If you do not belong to a health club where do you go? I would really appreciate some ideas. I just need to get out of the house and do something FUN! emoticon

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RDARLING 2/12/2014 2:37PM

    We don't belong to a gym either. Our local Park and Rec department has a walking track at the ice rink. It isn't always ideal but it is free, beats the outdoors on frigid days and is a nice change from our home treadmill! They also host family, adult, and kid open gym at various locations on the weekends. I believe the open gyms are free or very reasonably priced. I know some churches that have gyms host open gyms as well.

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EBEE_GO 2/12/2014 1:04PM

    Ugh, I am so over winter too! I've been dreaming of beaches all day...

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Busy Busy Busy

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Every Monday. My day starts at 6:30 am and does not quit until 7:30 pm. Unfortunately I do not have time to eat a decent dinner.
What to do? I do know. I need to be prepared. Make a healthy sandwich and bag some carrot sticks that I can take and eat on my way to my daughters dance lessons. I am sure there are many of you that have this struggle daily. I could get through it but seem to "forget" to be prepared. I did have carrot sticks on the way to dance lessons and that did stop me from stopping at the gas station to get a snack.
Step 1 - Carrots - did
Next week - Step 2 Make a sandwich.

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NWESCH24 1/14/2014 2:17PM

    I hear you! On days I'm working I try really hard to prep the night before, but sometimes I just forget. Since I really, really want to do it this time around I have forced myself to prep the minute I get home. Then I tend to the cats, doing the morning dishes (which I don't get to in the morning), then onto dinner. We try to make two bigger dinners Saturday and Sunday so that we have two nights of just leftover reheats.

Taking small steps! Way to go!

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LITTLEDUTCH 1/14/2014 2:13PM

    This was a problem for me as well. I put a big sign on my refrigerator to remind me to pack it the night before.

Good luck!

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OPERATIONFIT 1/14/2014 2:10PM

    you took step 1!! emoticon

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Boy oh boy did I have a craving for chocolate last night. It was so strange to feel that way. Looking around the kitchen analyzing every cupboard, the refrigerator, the counters etc. Where did it get me? Well I did not have any chocolate that I could think of and so I got Chai tea, baked ships with cheese and salsa and went to my bedroom. After a while I totally forgot about the chocolate thing.
There is cookies in the office this morning, but they are not chocolate so I am fine!!!
YEA, something learned.

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KRICKET4 1/10/2014 1:14PM

    Chocolate is my absolute downfall!
Best not to have any in the house.
They say you can wait out cravings - as in, if you manage to wait long enough and get yourself busy they'll go away. Works sometimes...

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MARLINDA5 1/10/2014 1:05PM

    You did very well. I have cravings for chocolate at times and right now I still have the Hersey kisses so I have one of those. Need to give them away though.


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Stressed Out!

Monday, January 06, 2014

I did extremely well today with my food, but my emotions are out of control. I keep having to take an emotion break to get them under control.
I believe that this is all because of how much went over the holidays.
I am hoping the new year will bring fewer events. emoticon

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MARLINDA5 1/7/2014 10:48PM

    Hopefully the 2014 - will be better for you. emoticon

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Eating Sugar

Monday, August 19, 2013

I started the "Sugar" challenge last week. I feel sort of down today because I am struggling with detoxing on sugar. I guess that shows how dependant I am on sugar. It is sad that I feel I need it. Ice Cream is like a nightly "reward". What strategies should I use to overcome this? How did it get this bad? WOW the question just keep going and going and going. I really want to do this so somehow I will work through it.

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LILYDOG11 8/29/2013 9:43PM

    I didn't grow up on sugar, but after 53 years it has finally gotten its hold. My girlfriend gave me some Calcium w/vitamin D chocolate chews only 20 calories be serving...that helps me with the chocolate. I did have 3 today, but It sure did the trick. They are 500 mg calcium each so I kinda went over on the daily Calcium allotment. She had a bunch from Nutri-System and shared with me. So maybe these chews would help. Best Wishes.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 8/19/2013 4:35PM

    Like anything, if youcan get away from the excess and learn to control moderation, you will be way ahead.

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PARKSCANADA 8/19/2013 2:43PM

    I too have a sugar addiction. I started my journey by trying to cut back, but not eliminate those foods I craved with sugar. Not too far into my journey I discovered I was allergic to chocolate, but that didn't stop me - ever. But it did slow me down - long enough to listen to my body. And what I discovered was that I hard a difficult time going to sleep after a sugar binge, I had indigestion and heart-burn, my heart pounded, I felt nauseous and ill. I started to journalling what I ate and how I felt, before, during, and after and there was definitely a pattern. It only took me about 5 years to figure this all out and I am still known to have a sugar binge or two, but now I know I will feel like crap in a few hours and like I am hung-over the next day - so I really weigh if I want it. I have fruit or tea sweetened with stevia for sweets now - and every once in a while really good chocolate. I have found different rewards too - a good book, a hot bath with bubbles, a little bit of shopping, even some TV, or a work-out... Just keep working at it, cutting back on the sugar - there will be great days, okay days and days that are just terrible. But as long as you keep working on it, you'll be successful. A habit of a lifetime will take some time to change. emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 8/19/2013 2:26PM

    Learning is great but applying what you learn is better. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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