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Free Falling

Sunday, March 07, 2010

I was Free Falling for 5 months and put back on 30 pounds!! emoticon

My definition of Free Falling... having a bowl of M&M's next to your recliner so you don't have to get up. Eating fast food for lunch almost every day. Eating an entire frozen pizza by yourself. Eating potato chips and dips. Very few vegetables. Not using a measuring cup.

Although my eating went to heck in a hand basket... I am proud to say that throughout those 5 months I DID drink my 8 glasses of water every day and I continued to exercise consistently.
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In the past when I lost weight, it was because we were going on a cruise for our 25th Wedding Anniversary (2003). When the cruise was over I put the weight back on. Then I lost 69 pounds (2009) to look good at my son's graduation. Now, I've put 30 of those pounds back on.

{{SHRIEK}} I've got the brakes applied now. I'm really trying to make healthy eating a habit. A life-time habit!! This time there is no special occasion. I'm doing it for me.

I know what to do so.... it's time to Just Do It!!

  
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CASSIE425 3/8/2010 10:11PM

    You can do it!

There is no past or future, only the present moment and the choices you make now.

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KO1215 3/8/2010 3:49PM

    You can do it....leave the past in the past and move ahead!!! We can do it Dee!!

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KELLYC_14FAN 3/8/2010 3:05PM

    You can definitely do it! Good luck!

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NEEDSHELP4EVER 3/8/2010 3:50AM

    You know emoticon, because you have done it before.

Just take a deep breath and DO IT AGAIN

We are all here with you, willing you on and doing it with you

I am enjoying our lunch time walks together, shall be pleased when it is warm enough to go to the beach emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOV4WARD 3/7/2010 3:53PM

    (((hugs))) you can do this.

allow yourself sometime to go through withdrawals, emotional & physical! it will get better, i promise!

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JFROGDIVA 3/7/2010 3:34PM

    I can TOTALLY understand where you are coming from!!!! I have finally let the stress get to me that I just don't seem to care!! BAD head place for the froggie!!!! Everywhere I turn is a problem!!!! BUT.....if you can turn this around & get going in the right direction........so can I!!!! It just seems like so much WORK!!!! I am not one to measure & weigh.....but guess I need to find the old scale emoticon and measuring cups!!!!
Skirt Girl, you are right.....that's what friends do.....we work together!!!! Thanks for the inspiration & motivation & all the encouragement that you give me!!!!
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Score (Goal)

Saturday, March 06, 2010

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I plan to lose 2 pounds each week by taking the following steps:

"Planning works. I lost 4 pounds this week!"

1. Eat within my calorie range. Plan ahead and track to make sure I do it.

"I planned ahead and tracked every day. I was over my range twice, but not by much."

2. Exercise at least 4 times a week for 45 minutes. I'm signed up for dance and water aerobic classes. I need to show up to make this happen.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon YES!! I met this goal.

3. Limit my snacks to twice a day and remember they have to fit within step #1.

"I ate only two snacks each day. Some days only one."

4. Make healthy choices. Stay away from fast food as much as possible. Planning ahead will help me do this. Stock my pantry and refrigerator with healthy food. Eliminate the junk food.

"Well, I only ate fast food when I planned for it. That was on our road trip and on Friday night. I give myself a pat-on-the-back for a great effort on this one."

5. Take good care of myself. Treat myself like one of my treasured belongings! Wear clothes that make me feel good. Get enough sleep. Talk nice to my reflection.

"See everything I said in my blog was positive!! I'm talking nice in my head and it's helping. I bought expensive underwear in fancy colors and they feel great too."

6. Participate in the challenges and other threads on First Step Club. Gain motivation from friends who are being successful. Maybe even inspire someone else.

emoticon emoticon I reached out to EB when I needed some extra support and she pulled me through. FSC is the place to be!!

Brenda has challenged me to stay within my calorie range on a Saturday. I usually let loose on the weekends so this will be a REAL challenge! I love a challenge though so I will be giving it my best shot!!


I'm relaxing here in my mind!! Come and join me!!

  
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AUNTX4 3/6/2010 11:33PM

    emoticonKeep up the good work, Dee!

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JFROGDIVA 3/6/2010 11:26PM

    I agree with BunEE, Skirt Girl, welcome back!!!! Congrats on the weight loss!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae

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POSITIVELY_EB 3/6/2010 12:30PM

    emoticon It's so nice having the "old" Dee back! LOL! Reach out anytime!

Love ya!

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KELLYC_14FAN 3/6/2010 9:13AM

    Congrats on a great week!! And your four pound weight loss!!

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My One Goal For March

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

My one goal for March is to lose 8 pounds!!

Come on... plaster me with emoticon because I know I can!!!

I plan to lose 2 pounds each week by taking the following steps:

1. Eat within my calorie range. Plan ahead and track to make sure I do it.

2. Exercise at least 4 times a week for 45 minutes. I'm signed up for dance and water aerobic classes. I need to show up to make this happen.

3. Limit my snacks to twice a day and remember they have to fit within step #1.

4. Make healthy choices. Stay away from fast food as much as possible. Planning ahead will help me do this. Stock my pantry and refrigerator with healthy food. Eliminate the junk food.

5. Take good care of myself. Treat myself like one of my treasured belongings! Wear clothes that make me feel good. Get enough sleep. Talk nice to my reflection.

6. Participate in the challenges and other threads on First Step Club. Gain motivation from friends who are being successful. Maybe even inspire someone else.

"That's my story and I'm sticking to it."

  
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KELLYC_14FAN 3/2/2010 8:45AM

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Those are all really great goals for the month! You can definitely do it!

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Today It Was Brownies

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Today it was brownies!

I thought to myself… the brownie would taste good, but the sensation will be short lived. I will be hungry again. I might even experience a crash after having the sugar.

I ate my yogurt parfait instead. It also tasted very good!

I’m learning the difference between Wants and Needs.

I wanted the brownie.
I needed something nutritious.

I want to eat anything and everything.
I need to plan ahead to avoid mindless / emotional eating.

I want the support of my friends.
I need to believe in myself.

I want to be thin.
I need to be healthy, strong in body and mind.

I want to be liked.
I need to be loved (including loving myself).

  
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THEATERCHICK18 2/25/2010 10:06PM

    nice realizations! you are on your way. I feel the same way a lot of times, hit highs and lows, soon enough the highs take over and you feel so much better ( even in low times) I am currently creeping upwards from a downward emotional time- but thanks to exercise and healthy eating its so much easier to handle. keep up the great work and you will surely see your successes, goals reached and so much more!!

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JFROGDIVA 2/25/2010 9:25PM

    WOW!!!! What insight.............definitely an AHA moment!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
Hugzz ~ Froggie emoticon

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MOV4WARD 2/25/2010 4:27PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonNow you're talking! Woot!

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P316LEIA 2/25/2010 10:26AM

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my yesterday was a peanut butter cup....really wanted one, but the cafe didn't have any......then someone left me a mini one on my desk. It was enough to take away that craving without going overboard during my frustration.

Thanks for sharing this blog....and giving me more willpower to get over this plateau I'm on.

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Love, Kimi

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POSITIVELY_EB 2/25/2010 9:42AM

    You DID it! emoticon

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COUNTRYLADY26 2/25/2010 8:44AM

    i understand too. with the food its truly a matter of will power

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NEEDSHELP4EVER 2/25/2010 7:15AM

    Love this blog Dee, I can certainly understand what you are saying

Well done on winning today emoticon emoticon

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Cake vs. Yogurt

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I packed a healthy snack this morning and a good lunch. When I got to work, a co-worker had brought in cake to celebrate finding out she's having a baby girl.

I ate a small piece of cake. I think we can all agree... I shouldn't have eaten the cake. I did though and I'm not going to beat myself up over it.


Here's my question...
Do I still eat my healthy snack as planned or does the cake take the place of my snack?

My healthy snack was an 80 calorie Pineapple and Coconut Yogurt (new flavor) which I turned into a parfait by adding blueberries, walnuts, and granola. It came to about 200 calories.


What did I do?
Ate them both. I think it was the right decision (for me anyways).
1. Blueberries and walnuts are brain food. My mother has Alzheimer's and I want to do all I can to avoid the same fate.
2. The cake gave me no energy. After eating the yogurt parfait, I felt wonderful.
3. Yogurt is a good source of calcium.

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MOV4WARD 2/24/2010 10:07PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonworks for me too... it's ok to have treats, it's ok to vary calorie ranges... ultimately, you can't do too much or you gain... there's a point you have to find that works for you :)

for me personally, i have to anchor carbs with protein/healthy fats for blood sugar reasons, so i've been having nuts or peanut butter with my cakes ;) thinking yogurt works fine too :)

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NEEDSHELP4EVER 2/24/2010 3:48AM

    Dee, Beverly is right, it is what you think

What I want to know is when did this trend for taking cakes in for every little thing? Anyone you speak to doesn't really want the temptation so why not break the trend when it is your turn and take a fruit basket in? Trouble is that is a lot more expensive BUT not in terms of your health...I bet they would all love that and you may start a new trend

See you in the park at lunch-time and we will walk it off

hugs
sue

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MIRANDADENISE 2/24/2010 1:57AM

    I have been reading that eating the "sugar" can give you cravings for all the wrong foods. Personally, once I have something with sugar or wheat, I can't seem to stop, so I try not to have it.

I liked what NoExcuses had to say about it though. She is right, it isn't what we think, but what you think. You know best of all about you and your body!

MiRanda

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POSITIVELY_EB 2/23/2010 11:46PM

    It doesn't make any difference what WE think! It's what you think and do! If you are happy with the results of your choices - that's all that matters!
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KELLYC_14FAN 2/23/2010 6:51PM

    For me personally, I think it was okay that you ate the cake....Every person is different though. The way I am losing weight is to let myself have treats in moderation. I don't go crazy with things, but I have small pieces of cake at parties, a few bites of chocolate or a small scoop of ice cream sometimes.

However I am not saying that is the way it should be, I know a lot of people who have to completely stay away from that stuff. Like I can't have chips in the house or I will eat the whole bag, lol.

I am so wordy, lol. Basically what I am trying to say is good for you for not beating yourself up over it!

Your healthy snack sounded delicious!

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JAMIEK927 2/23/2010 6:16PM

    OK you are right you should have forgone the cake....so keep moving forward.

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