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Pleased as punch!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday is weigh in day and I lost another five pounds. Great!! I have lost 15 so far.
It feels so good when you can look over the week and know you have done everything you know to do and get a good reading on the scales. I also know if I had not lost any I knew I had lost some somewhere, my clothes are looser. I have to eat healthy no matter what, whether I lose or just stay where I am for awhile. You can't make me believe me going from Lord knows how many calories to 1200-1500 I won't eventually lose weight. I was eating an awful lot of calories to get this big. I know I didn't gain it from green drinks and vegetables. You know this is kind of funny. If I drink a green drink for one of my meals I lose real good. I am eating the same amount of calories. I wonder what the chemical situation is or is it. Anyway I do love a green drink. My favorite one, that I usually drink is 1 froze banana, 1small apple, I cup of chocolate or vanilla almond milk, 1 cup of kale and 1/2 cup of spinach, blend it up and it is so good. I tried drinking three or four a day. You know making all kinds of different ones.
But I like to chew too much. I can go one or even two sometimes but I must have one meal I can chew. I love my beans and rice. Well as my grandmother use to say I'm pleased as punch about myself today. I hope if anyone reads this their program is going great also.
Thank you all for responding to my blogs it makes you feel like all of us are on the same journey helping each other, and that we care.

  
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TJHIERS 4/21/2011 4:14PM

    good job on the weight loss !
i have never had the green drink. but looks like it is working for you.
keep up the good work ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SINGLEMOM34 4/21/2011 3:42PM

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POSTED: NO TRESPASSING

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'm proud of myself this week. We have had a lot of upheaval in our life. A lot of things we were not expecting. A lot of angry, sadness etc. I have not over eat. I just kept writing everything down that I was eating. I will weigh tomorrow and I hope I have lost something. I know something is happening because my clothes are not as tight. I feel a lot better also.
My husband and I were talking this morning about three weeks ago we would have run out to our favorite Asian restaurant and pigged out and went and got ice cream and been sick when we got home and the problems would have still been there and we would have been disappointed in ourselves. We are really encouraging each other to loss this weight and be as healthy as we can be. I really hope we learn this lesson not to eat except for nourishment and if it is going out, for whatever, that we make good choices. We know you can enjoy going out to eat or to a party and it makes it so much better when you stay conscience of what you are eating and stay within your calorie count.
We are also learning when things go wrong or not like you want to get busy. I was walking like crazy and my husband went out and cut a small tree down we had been wanting to get rid of and he cleaned up his mess also. We felt a lot better, calmer and able to handle the problems that were happening. We are trying to keep it in mind to keep all outside negativity out of our eating healthy. Just not let it in to effect our efforts. Sure we may have to deal with it. But just don't let it derail all the hard work. Keep that part of us special and posted with no trespassing signs.

  
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1COUNTRY_GAL 4/20/2011 4:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonYes,stay positive,you can do this.We are in this together and reach healthy successes united as well! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonDiana:)

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KEEKEE1ST 4/20/2011 1:58PM

    Keep up the good work. You can do it!

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IAM_HIS2 4/20/2011 1:36PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon So proud of you!! I just know emoticon...you'll be feelinf great and looking good. emoticon emoticon

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THISYEARSMODEL 4/20/2011 1:24PM

    Congratulations! Regardless of what the scale says, you're making big progress!!! emoticon

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RANCHGAL9 4/20/2011 1:13PM

    Great for you for hanging in there. Life is such a short journey that we have to enjoy each day as it comes by but sometimes some days are a struggle.

I am having trouble sticking with my own healthy eating right now - food just seems to call to me in the evenings but I will overcome that siren's call emoticon

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2011 was a wonderful year.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I read this on facebook, I think and it sounded like a good idea. Start with a letter to yourself written a year from now. Write down "as if" these great things have happened. Aim for a few way out there, a few that is within your grasp. Dear Dollie, 2011 was a wonderful year. I have lost over 100 pounds. I feel like I am floating instead of walking. I am so proud of myself for reaching this milestone. I still have a way to go but hey what is this except a journey for health. The journey will never end. My joints are feeling wonderful. I can walk as long and as far as I want to. I have a lap to hold my grandchildren and my dogs comfortably. I am so excited I can get in at least half of my clothes now. I was so pleased that I could wear a pretty dress to my sons wedding. He was so proud of his mom. He had seen me struggle for so many years. My husband is so funny. He will run up and hug me just because he can reach all way around me with no trouble. I love being able to sit in a booth again. Its so nice to just go have coffee and snuggle up in a booth with my husband. We went last weekend to an amusement park with the grandchildren and I rode some of the rides. They were amazed that nana would do such a thing. I told them a little later on down the road we would go horse back riding, swimming and a lot more fun things. My life can not get any better than it is right now or maybe it can. I am looking with joy to every day. Its like losing this much weight has set me free. I knew I had a ball and chain around me but wow when you take some of that chain off it makes a difference to mind, spirit, personally, attitude etc.
Don't get me wrong I enjoy my life right now. I have as much fun as I can weighed down as I am. But as the links of this chain is broken one by one I will be set free and then the sky is the limit. I'm living my life to its fullest now but just wait.

  
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CANBDONE 5/15/2011 3:18PM

    Beautiful words...it could be my letter, except my Beloved husband was called Home 22 months ago. Spoil your Baby...I can see how much you adore each other in your photos. You'll be strutting your stuff again...the best is yet to come!

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IAM_HIS2 4/12/2011 4:37PM

    i THINK THAT IS A WONDERFUL IDEA...I am going to try it.

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trip

Monday, April 11, 2011

We took the day off and drove down to the coast. I fixed our lunch, supper and snacks.
I did not want us to go out to eat today. I want to fix our meals as much as I can. When I have to plan out our meals, write down the calories for both of us and then cook them I have a tendency to make wise choices and get the most for our calories. My husband loves for me to say you have to have more snacks, don't you want some popcorn or nuts or sometimes both. He is eating about 1700 calories and I like to make sure his eyes are satisfied with lots of food. If I give him high calories and little food he always feels hungry. I am the same way.
I think that's why I love stir fry so much, you get a big plate of vegetables with a little rice and a little piece of chicken. You think I will never eat all this but you do and in a little while you are empty again. We really enjoy eating beans, rice, vegetables, sweet potatoes, little new potatoes. I don't see why we get off track and eat fast food and junk we feel so much better eating healthy. I'm trying to think up all kinds of new foods we might like to try and take some of the old recipes and turn them into healthly. I'm working on making us a taco salad sometimes this week. I thought of using greek yogurt instead of sour cream and I am making my own soft shell tacos in the oven. It should crisp it up. I also got some packages of guamole for 100 calories. I have lean ground beef, about 96 percent lean and everything else. Oh on our trip I found some small taco pan to put the tacos in to bake. All of the fixings should be about 500 calories. That will make a meal. I'll put it through Spark before we eat it to make sure of the calories. I am looking forward to weighing thursday. I am on my way to health and happiness.

  
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EJHEINRICH1 4/11/2011 11:32PM

    Sounds good to me! YUM! But make mine chicken please! LOL
Hope your trip was a great one!


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enough

Friday, April 08, 2011

I read this on Facebook today and it touched me.
For today, bask in being enough. Good enough, beautiful enough, happy enough, tall enough, sweet enough, enough. You are complete.
I read something else and the comment was "Human beings love transformation."
Think about this for awhile and think of the different kinds of transformations. I am working on my own transformation, not only physical but emotionally and mentally.
How do we react to transformations? Can we handle it? I think I will give it a try.

  
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BLEGNER1 4/8/2011 9:12PM

    Thank you that was good.

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