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SO HOW will I accomplish my new habits???

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Mostly it's a matter of understanding that changing is going to make me feel better, walk faster, breathe easily and my knees won't hurt as much. I need to get a grip on this and start losing because baby David should be walking sooon and I need to be able to keep up with him.
Common sense, baby steps.......and I've done it before, I just need to do it better and more consistently

  
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JMCADE 4/30/2013 8:26PM

    Yo know what you need to do, I can hear it in your words and what great motivation as child is! I can tell you that from experience. You will do great!

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SCHNOOTIE 4/30/2013 7:43PM

    Baby steps is all that's needed. We can't run if we still need to learn how to consistently walk. I am with you on that one!!!!! Let's hold each other up :)

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HAPPYSOUL91 3/3/2013 10:45PM

    Excellent reasons to make this change

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MKMMARTY 3/3/2013 8:15PM

    keeping up with baby is a good motivation.
Knee pain - I live with that every step I take - but I keep going - you will find a way.

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MRSBETH99 3/3/2013 7:58PM

    Aw, keeping up with a baby is a wonderful motivation!!

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Improving on Bad Habits

Saturday, March 02, 2013

I grew up with 4 siblings and we fought over the biggest piece of cake...
I need to realize that taking a small piece can be even more satisfying.

I have a problem with snacks....can't stop if I start eating from the big bag....
I need to either buy individual portions or count the chips/pretzels/dried mango slices/etc and put the rest away with a tight clip on it.

I've gotten out of the habit of walking on breaks and we know I'm too tired after work......
either get of my butt at lunch time or set that alarm for a morning walk.

  
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MEEMAH2013 3/2/2013 11:59PM

    My problem is when I get toward the end I have to eat up before someone else does! Can't let some one else have the last bite! And I think it's been to cold to walk outside here in Southern Tier! Guess I was spoined down south!

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FALLNTENN 3/2/2013 9:27PM

    I grew up having to clean my plate, but now I trying to stop eating when I start to feel full. That means I'm frequently leaving food on my plate and it is hard. It will take time to adjust to this new way of thinking.

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PEEKINGOUT 3/2/2013 8:21PM

    I love the idea of taking a smaller piece and not competing for the biggest portion. I love mashed potatoes and now I take the smallest serving in the family. I don't even miss the big servings.
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IMSOOZEEQ 3/2/2013 8:01PM

    Maybe you could break the big bag down into single serving bags so that when you want the snack, you aren't tempted to take more than a single serving.

Good luck with the challenge!

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2014ISTHEYEAR 3/2/2013 7:46PM

    Sounds like you have 2 good habits there to work on. I think it is much easier to control how much you eat by putting it on your plate, rather than eating right out of the bag. And you're right, we can be just as happy with a smaller portion. That way you wont feel deprived, but you also wont feel guilty after about eating too much of something. emoticon emoticon

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SAMMI4444 3/2/2013 7:20PM

    I was always taught to finish everything on my plate so trying to change habits with eating half of what's on my plate and save half for later is so difficult. Here's to us trying to change habits!

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Starting Over

Friday, September 28, 2012

The last five weekends have been wonderful. I have been to a friend's cottage on the lake, where we rubberstamped and ate, then Labor Day weekend I went to Girl Scout camp, where we crafted and ate. The following weekend was spent with friends, stamping and eating. Then I had a stamping workshop with some of my favorite ladies and guess what: we ate yummy homemade quiche. Then last weekend I went away for some rubberstamping classes and since eating was mostly fast food, again it wasn't the healthiest, although I did make some good choices.

After losing 90 pounds, I have managed to regain 25. It didn't all happen in the last 5 weeks, but the scale going over 190 was a wake up call. At my lowest I was 165. I wasn't there for long. Today I was back to 188. I had maintained in the 182-185 range for over a year. When I lost the weight, I had gone from a high of 256 and size 26, down to size 10's. I have to wear 12's right now and I never bought 14's on the way down. ALL my fat clothes have been donated, so I need to get serious again.

My biggest problem is grazing. When I get together with friends and good food, it's like I take a vacation from healthy eating. I know I shouldn't, but after 50+ years of bad habits, I still revert to the old me. I'm going to start the Fall 5% challenge next week. I need some accountability. I need to get back to my healthy habits. I'm gonna go make something healthy right now to take to work tomorrow. (I'm working the next 2 weekends......payback for having had those weekends off). Maybe I'll hit more than one Zumba class next week too.





  
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CRAVINGLIFE 9/29/2012 6:52AM

    I think most of us can confess to having those times! I have been up and down over the last 4 years. My last gain from last fall to spring was 44lbs. before I decided I needed to do something. It is hard to come to it but I'm glad you are going to get serious again. It will make you feel so good to get back to the program. I find I'm happiest when I'm in my healthy routine and you will too.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 9/29/2012 4:25AM

   
Great times. Good on you!


I hate that re-gaining happens so quickly.

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L1ZB3TH354 9/28/2012 11:30PM

    Yup, I did the same thing. I lost 50 lbs. two years ago, and gained back 14. I'm 5'2 so that really shows up fast on me. October I am going to devote to Zumba-ing at least 4-5 times a week. Should be easy since I love it so much. I like the amount of calories I burn in an hour @ least 500-600 calories. I have to start dieting too. More salads in my future for sure. Good luck on your challenge.
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KFQUILTER 9/28/2012 8:52PM

    You sound like me. I lost 20 only to gain 14 back. I blamed it on life, but i know it was me making bad choices. The good thing is you know what to do. Start planning your days food or your weeks meals and snacks at work and scheduling in your exercise. You can get back on track. Just recognizing it is the first step. I started on the right track this week, and so can you.

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Wooohoooo! I Feel Good

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Weeks ago I was playing with my goals and fitness and I set a modest goal to burn 1500 calories a week. Most of my exercise to lose the weight I have lost so far, is just plain walking and IF I walk 2-3 miles a day, I can easily burn that many. HOWEVER, I have not been good for the past month. I hadn't reached 1500 calories very many times since I set it. I have been close, but not getting there.

Well this week is different. I just got home from my second Zumba class of the week and it put me over my goal. I can't wait for Saturday's 5% weigh in....this week is gonna be better!

I also spent part of my day off making Black Bean and Corn Salsa (which I eat like salad), and Chicken Salad made with chicken, apples, grapes, celery and greek yogurt instead of mayo. I also made a triple batch of Asparagus and Cheese Frittata for breakfast, so I have quick breakfasts for the next 2 days. I am working a double shift tomorrow, so I need healthy food and a quick lunch for Saturday, since I will be getting up late ;^D 4 shifts in the next 3 days. Wish me luck!

  
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I'll try to make this brief!

Saturday, July 07, 2012

It hasn't been the best of months. I turned 61, had to put a 13 yr old dog to sleep, worked too many doubles (yes the $$ is great, but it tired me out). The boss has been a b!#@# and it's hot outside. I've regained over 10 lbs that I worked hard to lose. I haven't done well on the 5% challenge either.

So here are the reasons I should be happier: my darling grandson is 4 months old and rolling around like a champ, smiling , cooing and quite pleased with himself. Alexis and I had a great shopping trip the other day and she miraculously had just enough money for the treasures she wanted (thanks Tom of Tom's Coffee, Cards and Gifts). My Aunts are in town from Ireland, South Dakota, and Tennessee so I'm going to have some qualty family time this weekend. My DH admitted that even though he hadn't originally wanted a dog, he did miss her and maybe in a little while we should consider getting another. I have a hobby (rubberstamping) with gives me friends and an opportunity to earn some $$ to support that habit ;^D I'm still active as a Girl Scout leader and people don't believe I'm really 61 (or so they tell me!)

So, I'm going to restart July on a positive note and get moving and hit the 170's again, because I'm NOT buying bigger pants and the size 12's are feeling snug. I could start by walking to Julyfest instead of driving emoticon

  
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HAKAPES 7/8/2012 1:10PM

    That is a good start!

Do you have plan?

And I recommend to focus on one thing to implement. My experience is that when I focus on 1 thing, not matter how simple it is, it gets built into my habits. When I have 3-5 things to improve, all struggles eventually.

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ANNIE1114 7/8/2012 11:01AM

  So sorry that you lost your dog. Dogs can become such a real part of the family.
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MELBBART 7/7/2012 4:23PM

    Keep you head up. It sounds like you have the right attitude. Focus on the positives like you're doing and July WILL be great. We're all here to cheer you on!

I'm sorry to hear about your dog. We had to put our 12 year old dog to sleep a few months ago too. She had been my furry friend since college...before husband, kids, everything. Not an easy thing to do.

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GOLFGMA 7/7/2012 2:15PM

    Hoping things in your life have already begun to improve and you'll soon feel better in those size 12's. emoticon

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ON2GOALS 7/7/2012 1:48PM

    My condolences on the loss of your dear dog... It sounds like it has been a tough month in a lot of ways.
But you have decided to stop instead and count your marvelous blessings. How wonderful ~ thank you for inspiring me to do the same. Wishing you some beautiful rainbows in the near future! emoticon emoticon

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