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sunshine and exercise

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I love this 70 degree weather we are having BUT it prevents me from going to the gym. I am still walking for at least 30 minutes each day, but its not the same as my elliptical and weight training routine. Still, I am getting more exercise then I have in a long time. That should count for something right? I hope?


cookies, cookies, cookies

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cookies are my weakness and they are EVERYWHERE today. Someone brought in Italian cookies, I just received my girl scout cookies (why why why did I buy so many) and now my salad place has cookies. Trying hard to resist the temptation....trying to remember my long term goals and how I will be more satisfied losing a pound this week then I will eating a cookie.

wish me luck and strength!

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DEBBIET516 3/20/2012 11:51AM

    Thanks Debbie! That is a grat idea! emoticon

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CODADEB 3/19/2012 7:28PM

    I've found bagging the portions I am supposed to eat can help. Especially if you put them in the freezer and plan the treat. I am still learning all of this though.

Wishing you luck and strength! emoticon

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I did it!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I went for a walk with my friend instead of going out to lunch, eating bad food and spending money. Its a triple win!

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PRINCE110 3/15/2012 1:45PM

  I love your strength! emoticon

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CODADEB 3/15/2012 1:28PM

    Walking is great. Hope you enjoyed some good food, too! Super job!

I've read that if you do something 4 days in a row it quickly becomes something you DO over something you want to do. I'm not certain why, we just seem to be able to change our routines quicker if we can do something four total days in a row first. It becomes that much easier to do it after that. And of course, after 21 days, it is supposed to be a new habit we cannot live without.

I focus on getting to that 1st 4 days and then the 21 days. After that, I'll have built in walking 15 minutes daily easily. So much so it is supposed to feel abnormal NOT to. I can go for that!

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CLASSYLADYMAY 3/15/2012 12:59PM

    awesome!! good for you!~

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bright sunshiny day

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The nice weather has its positives and negatives:

Positive: I want to be outside enjoying the sun
Negative: I have no desire to go to the gym

Last night I made a new recipe- rice noodles and zucchini with a lime peanut sauce. I added some tofu for protein. It needed more lime but it was good. When I first weighed my food (portion control!) it seemed like so little but the veggies helped fill me up. My stomach might actually be shrinking!

Hope everyone has the beautiful weather we have here in New York! emoticon


First Blog Entry!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I am 167 pounds. That is almost 30 pounds less then I was last year, so I am pround of myself for that....BUT if I am honest, I lost that weight because I was in a horrible depression and eating made me sick.

My brain is on the mend...and my weight is increasing and increasing. Nothing too drastic, but at my lowest I was 150 pounds...and I would like to even be less then that!

I need help. I need to stay motivated. I need to find a way to put down the excuses. I need to remember a cookie is not going to make me feel better. In the long run it makes me feel worse. I am ready to make a full lifestyle change and I am excited (and worried about failure) and ready to go.

If you read this...thank you!

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DEBBIET516 3/14/2012 12:56PM

    Thanks everyone! emoticon

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POSEY440 3/13/2012 4:22PM

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LORTHOM2001 3/13/2012 2:36PM

    welcome!!! And keep on keepin' on, you hear me? :-)

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LAURA19901 3/13/2012 1:44PM

    Its great that your feeling better and ready to make new positive changes! There's so many things and people on here to help you and keep you motivated! Keep and smile on your face and keep sharing your thoughts and it may help inspire people just as they may do to you!

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SUSIEGENO 3/13/2012 1:38PM

    Thank you for sharing and congratulations! I know you'll reach your goals. Good luck!

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