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2200 Calories!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sorry, I am still obsessing over my pizza "moments" last night. Just for the heck of it, I added up the calories of what I would have eaten if I had gone for it. I usually eat 4 pieces of pizza, 6 wings, and 24 Oz. of Pepsi divided between 2 meals. 2200 calories! Even divided that is 1100 each day. Somehow that sounds even worse. Since I can't break through the 175-178 lbs barrier, it definitely was a great choice. I will have to have this craving for a longer period of time (like at least a week?) in order to go for it! Instead I'm going to burn some calories by this:

I am sort of doing this today. It seems stupid to waste so much time on a pizza, or anything other food, for that matter. Happy and healthy eating!

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BLITZEN40 5/18/2013 10:25PM

    Laughing is a great calorie burner...it's like jogging for your insides! Way to go not giving into the pizza temptation! emoticon

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JACKIE542 5/18/2013 11:26AM

    I like that too, adding up the calories first is a real eye opener.
I love that quote. and you can laugh today because you won over your craving. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 5/18/2013 10:59AM

    Great idea you had - to see the damage pizza COULD have caused!
Have to admit.... IF I conquered the pizza temptation, it would haunt me until I gave in to the craving, and then I'd probably binge (that's been my MO in the past). My best hope is to have what I crave when I crave it in moderation. It's the moderation part that can be difficult, but if I can manage that - well, then I'm done with it, craving satisfied.
So, this is our journey... always learning what works for us, doing our best for our own good... and yes, laughing along the way! Thanks for sharing your pizza thoughts - you are not alone.
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Thank heavens Spark People was back online this evening! Very rough week ending with an hour and 15 minute summative assessment with 3 administrators. Have been having a huge craving for pizza, wings, and Pepsi (they all go together for me). This combination is definitely my trigger food and I cannot compromise on the amount. I have been without it for over 6 weeks. Went back and forth and was absolutely ready to order, came online and looked at the food I had already planned for dinner. Am going to make it now. Do I feel proud of myself? Not yet! I still want pizza!!!
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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 5/17/2013 9:36PM

    WOW... pizza! I haven't had pizza since I started SP.
Hope your assessment went well. And a big pat on the back for eating as planned. You SHOULD be proud.

And do enjoy the pizza when you choose to plan for it. I'm going to find out how much it will cost me, so I can plan for some too... but not the day before I weigh!!!

I missed SP last night too... I had to write everything on a cheat sheet so I wouldn't forget anything before getting back on today.

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JACKIE542 5/17/2013 8:22PM

    Hope you made the dinner you had planned, I bet it was more healthy for you than your trigger foods. Even if spark goes off sometimes we still know what we need to do. emoticon emoticon

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LOPEYP 5/17/2013 8:02PM

    you are better than me. I gave in last night and went out. I didn't do too badly overall. sometimes you just want what you want!

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PURPLEDRAGONM 5/17/2013 7:52PM

    I'm relieved and happy too that Spark is back online. It was very disconcerting when I didn't have access. Yep, I think this is a healthy addiction! emoticon

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PURPLEDRAGONM 5/17/2013 7:50PM

    You SHOULD feel proud! You made an excellent choice for yourself today, in the face of high stress. Maybe you can have pizza at another time, when you are relaxed and in control of the situation? emoticon

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LDHAWKE 5/17/2013 6:33PM

    Slowly back away from the pizza pie! Save it for another day, when you can plan for it.

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MARCIEMCGOWAN 5/17/2013 6:33PM

    I am also happy that Spark People is back online. I was stressed last night when I wanted to track my food and it was not there. I think we have a healthy addiction to spark people. What do you think?


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One of Those Days!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Stress is coming at me from everywhere! Wow, I forced myself to exercise and eat what I had planned, but, boy, it's hard to stay focused on this part of my life when the rest of it became crazy! After seeing this, I understand why I overeat when I'm stressed. It cracked me up!

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CANDOK1260 5/16/2013 2:03PM

    love it emoticon hope your stress get better

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/16/2013 3:54AM

    Yesterday was a stressful day here too. Hope we both have better days today!!

And, let's skip the desserts ... they lead to a rocky road ... and not just emoticon LOL!!!

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BLITZEN40 5/15/2013 11:49PM

    Good job staying on track even when you're stressed. emoticon

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JACKIE542 5/15/2013 11:31PM

    I have a hard time when I am stressed too. That is funny, I guess that explains it. emoticon

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CAROL494 5/15/2013 10:58PM

  You are so right! emoticon

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A Path, Not a Destination

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I absolutely love this quote. The path is not the destination. Traveling on this path makes you a stronger person. While I have a destination in mind, I am trying to live in the moment and focus on daily things. When I go through some tough times, sunshine is around a corner, or two. Or three! Comforting! emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/15/2013 4:51AM

    I like this! Thanks so much for sharing!

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BLITZEN40 5/15/2013 1:49AM

    Great quote! emoticon

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JACKIE542 5/14/2013 11:23PM

    Very nice, we will just push through those storms. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 5/14/2013 10:50PM

    Encouraging! I like that too. emoticon

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Another Plan of Attack

Monday, May 13, 2013

You might be asking what is this picture, and why? My favorite flowers, after hydrangeas, are tulips. Apparently, they are also the favorite flowers of deer. I planted over 50 bulbs in the fall and waited anxiously for spring. Apparently, they don't like daffodils, since those were not touched! So, I was thinking today, would it be smart to order more tulips? Not really! What would be the point, since the same thing will happen again. My flowers are sort of a metaphor for my previous life. I kept doing the same thing, thinking something was going to change. Now, I have accepted the fact that things needed to change, so it has! It is hard to give up your favorite things, but I am positive this is it! There will be a lot of daffodils in my garden next spring, not tulips!
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BLITZEN40 5/15/2013 2:02AM

    You have deer, I have a resident mole (or two, or 100, I don't know...you never see the buggers!) I have gone to extremes to eradicate Mr. Mole and his family, but to no avail. These guys uproot entire rows of vegetables in the night- they're weapons of mass destruction to the gardener. I'll trade you my moles for your deer!

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PURPLEDRAGONM 5/14/2013 12:34PM

    I love your metaphor about making changes that need to be made. It's so true! That which does not change, dies. I prefer to be able to change, and thence to live and prosper in good health and well being. (Ideally, anyway!)

I can relate to the deer problem as well. We live just 10 minutes from a large county park, and deer wander our streets whenever they like, and assume the neighborhood is their personal snack bar. I tried growing tomatoes on our front porch a couple years ago, because the front yard gets a lot more sun than the back. Those deer came up onto our porch, right next to the front door, and ate those plants down to the soil in the pots! Cheeky things. I expected them to knock on the door ask "More, please".

My front gardens now contain woody herbs and native plants such as lavender and rosemary, that the deer don't like. Although they ate down a small jade plant once. In theory they avoid it, but I guess they were extra hungry or thirsty that day.

Change as needed, observe what is needed, and go with the flow! Now. For the implementation...

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LOPEYP 5/14/2013 5:43AM

    I have problems with woodchucks and rabbits. Unfortunately they love everything. Spraying flowers with fox urine seems to work pretty well.

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/14/2013 5:14AM

    Deer ... so beautiful to watch, but they can be so destructive because they want to eat what they want to eat ... sounds like me! Glad you found a positive out of this!

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FLAMENM 5/13/2013 10:08PM

    Deer can be quite the grden pests. But there are some beautiful flowers that are deer resistant.

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JACKIE542 5/13/2013 9:47PM

    That is so sad, I planted tulips for the first time this, I battle gophers and squirrels, I sprinkled cayenne pepper, I wonder if that would work on deer.
I understand what you are saying though, maybe it's best to stick with things that aren't so much work. I know! maybe plant the Tulips in containers away from the deer. emoticon emoticon

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