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Yup, yup!

Monday, July 21, 2014

I am sitting here at work realizing how far I have actually come. It seems like the weight is sliding off. I know that currently it is water weight, and it will slow down, but it is still gone. I am so proud of myself for sticking with it this long. I havenít been tracking all my food, but I do know that I am staying well within my calorie range. If I do go over, I donít beat myself up. I remind myself that tomorrow is a new day and that one day isnít going to break it. I am already starting to feel better. Today I only had one can of soda. ONE CAN!! This is such an amazing feat for me, I donít even know how to explain it. I would have no issue drinking 3 or even 4 of the big fountain sodaís from Circle K every day. Every.Day. Today, one can!!! I think I might actually be on to something and have something figured out. With my eating, I am not telling myself that I canít have this or that, I simply watch how much I eat of it. At work I cannot eat slow, I only have a certain amount of time before I have to go back. I have been bringing my food in from home and that is making a huge difference. I am also not bringing in a ton of options. I am bringing in one meal, and 3 small snacks for break. That is it. That is helping too. Hope everyone is enjoying their time!

  
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EACHMOMENT2 7/21/2014 6:42AM

  Great choices! You are finding and practicing a healthy lifestyle. The weight coming off is a strong reinforce too.

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GRANDMAFRANNY 7/21/2014 1:21AM

    emoticon JOB !! NO STOPPING YOU. emoticonING IT, KID.

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1.8 and going

Monday, July 14, 2014

I am down 1.8 this week. I can't tell you what I did, or how I did it but it is gone and i intend to keep it that way. This is how I want to do it. I don't want to think, oh my goodness I have barely eaten this week and I didn't lose? I want to say, I don't know because I was never hungry and never gave any thought because I am changing how I eat. I am changing how I look at food.

I was absolutely craving chinese today. Since I knew that I would over eat I was already beating myself up and I hadn't even gone yet. I decided that the 8.15 that I would have spent on Chinese was going to go in a jar. I put the money there and I am not sure what that money is going to be for yet, but it felt good to know that I made a fantastic choice and beat the craving! I also get to keep the money.(I ended up making a ranch turkey burger......and didn't regret it one bit!)
This was a fantastic day for me!

  
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IMSAFEINHISARMS 7/16/2014 2:30PM

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EIGHT30FIVE 7/15/2014 10:04PM

    Thanks!

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/15/2014 9:16AM

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EACHMOMENT2 7/15/2014 5:30AM

  That is how I would like to lose this weight and be healthy too. Not always having to think about every little thing I do each day, but my day is just the way I live naturally. Love putting the Chinese food money as a reward. We can save a lot of money and calories by cooking our own food.

You Spark On to more fantastic days!

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Does it really need one?

Friday, July 11, 2014

I have come to realize that I am not very good at sticking with things. What I have also realized is, that it is ok. I donít have to. What I do have to do is change the way I think about things in order to get them done. This is another start on my weight loss journey. The other times I have done this were not wasted, they were lessons that I needed to learn before continuing on. I know that I will struggle. I want to be able to lose the almost 200 lbs that I want to. I have already lost 32 of those, so I need to make sure that I am giving myself credit for those pounds because I still worked hard for that. I need to remind myself that I didnít gain all of this overnight and I (unfortunately)wonít lose it all overnight.

  
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FORZACHANDMATT 7/13/2014 12:27PM

    So we'll said and such a great start

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EACHMOMENT2 7/11/2014 7:27AM

  I have had to learn the same and I have to remind myself often. A "new normal" is so much more of a comprehensive journey of change than a "diet" to lose weight. But what you create for yourself is so much more than body weight. Spark On!!

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MSLZZY 7/11/2014 7:23AM

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Up and Up

Friday, October 04, 2013

Things can only go up from here. The leaves have changed to their gorgeous colours here, and now they are starting to fall off. I love this time of year. This is when I love to be outside and I make sure to make the most of it because I know that the snow will be flying soon and I will have to make do with things inside during the 10 degree days. I have realized that this is not a battle that I am going to win in one day. I am going to take each day and make sure that I make the most of it. I need to remember that one day that I slip will not ruin anything, but it is when I let that one slip get to me, that I have ruined everything by not carrying on. Hope everyone has a great day.

  


Self Rant

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I am come to realize that I am a all or nothing type person. I am either all for eating right and exercising or if I make one ďmistakeĒ I am completely off everything and have the whole, what does it matter mentality. I feel it is a big step to realize this fact, and now I know what I have to work on to make this work. One bad food choice isnít going to hurt, I need to continue on like it never happened. I need to hide my scale, I base everything off the stupid number and I only get frustrated when I donít see it go down and it makes me want to give up. I need to realize that the number only means so much. It needs to be able how I feel. I need to push myself to do at least 10 minutes of something that resembles movement everyday. Even if it is just walking up and down the stairs, I need to move. I have a long ways to go. I have alot of self work to do and I am the only one that can do it. I canít rely on anyone else but me to do this. It excites me, yet it scares me. I see all these people who have lost so much weight and I realize that could be me. I just havenít been working hard enough, and I get discouraged and want to give up. Then I realize that I need to be the one doing it and base my success of me, not someone else.

  
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BELTONWALKER67 5/18/2013 9:18AM

    Take it one day at a time and have lots of patience. Realize that this is not a diet but a lifestyle. Try to eat and drink healthy with daily exercise and soon the weight will go away. emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 5/18/2013 8:38AM

    Enjoy God's Peace and Blessings, and give thanks to Him! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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