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Thursday, February 02, 2012

I try to find links that I can relate to. Today it was Born in 1950. It makes you feel you are not alone to link with others of a similar age. We are all struggling at the same time in our lives.

Every time I would hit a decade 20s, 30s, 40,s and 50s I would try to convince myself I would look better than others my age. Well, so far it hasn't happened. But, this year will be my year. I have a positive outlook and a PLAN.

I have finally discoverd my life is my life. I can't wait to do this when it is convenient. It has to begin NOW. And it has.

Here is to 2012 and a new me!


Learned a lot today

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Today I spent looking at articles so I could get my Sparkpoints. I am amazed at how much I have learned from them.

I thorougly enjoyed the article on Excuses. Saved that one. Then I found the Dining Out article and saved.

My husband and I eat out quite a bit with traveling so much. It is great to be able to save the calories for the fast food or restaurant choices that are best for me. I am planning to make a list and keep in the car for our trips to make better choices.

I have high blood pressure and discovered a contributor to that is low potassium. I have been tracking my foods every day and find that every day I am low in potassium, magnesium and calcium. Right now since I am out of the country I only have so many choices with work choosing my food but when I get home I will adjust to accomodate what I lack in nutrition. I do take a multi vitamin. I love the way they tell you what you need to do to change the outcome.

I LOVE SparkPeople website. I have also learned to enter my family's favorite recipes. Some are not necessarigly healthiest choices but they are a holiday staple so I needed to know calories. I was very pleased to be able to list my ingredients and have it do the work for me! Wow.

I feel I will be a winner (or loser) with this program


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PROVERBS31JULIA 11/14/2012 4:32PM

    I need to enter more of my recipes too! (and recipes for some of my favorite ethnic foods like we have nearby... some are middle eastern with traditional Indian and Pakistani foods as well.)

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February Goals

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

1. Goal one is to continue to keep track of my food

2. Drink my 8 glasses of water a day

3. Continue to blog and journal as long as I have internet (I'll be in Europe)

4. Keep a "Can do" attitude. No matter where I am I need to control my eating. If I slip up I need to remember to get right back on my program. That is how I lost weight years ago when I did well.

5. Get rid of the idea I have to be perfect and that I will never lose this weight.

6. Remember that I am doing this for my health.

7. Keep watching my carrot which is to lose 50 pounds by Novemeber so I can go on my vacation!

I CAN do this.


No more excuses

Monday, January 30, 2012

As I reflected on losing the 50 pounds I promised myself to lose before I can go on my trip in November I caught myself doing something I have always done that needs to change!

I was saying to myself that since I am overseas now until March it is hard to lose. Then I go home for 3 months and can do okay BUT then I come back again for 3 months and THEN when I get home I have TWO vacations scheduled so it will be hard to lose weight. Well, all that is true. But it is all excuses too.

Yes, I have all those things planned but that is my life. I am always doing SOMETHING like that. So, when is the time to do what I need to do? There is NO perfect time to start a diet. BUT, the time to start eating healthy is NOW and I have to learn to adjust how I see food.

I always see it as the enemy. I'm sure during all those times I will WANT to eat something I shouldn't but I think there will be options for me to eat correctly most of the time.

So, today I have decided that I will make no more excuses about why I can't eat right.

This is big for me. Today is the first day of the rest of my life.


Woohoo I have found my carrot

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I knew I had to find something that was a reward for doing well that I wouldn't normally do. I tend to reward myself all the time for being me I guess! Anyway, I decided that since I love Christmas and I had a tentative arrangement with my best friend to come see her in North Carolina when I lost 50 pounds I would combine the two.

She and I are Christmas nuts so we decided to go to the Biltmore Estates in Asheville and the National Gingerbread Exhibit. We plan to have high tea (I used to give my daughter tea parties every year on Valentines Day) and get a massage and maybe go to the winery for a wine tasting.

When I lose 50 I will be down to a number on the scale I haven't seen in over 10 years.

I know for others it may be a big yawn but for me it is perfect. I am so EXCITED! I think it is the carrot I needed to go forth!


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