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Watching My BLTs

Friday, December 09, 2011

Every so often, no matter how much I try to be a conscious eater, my bites, licks and tastes (BLTs) start to sneak in and the scale correspondingly goes up. It wouldn't be bad if I was nibbling on an apple or some carrots but its always the odd cheese cracker, a handful of almonds or a little nibble of that salami while I'm making lunch for my BF. (Not that almonds are bad, love nuts, but grabbing random handfuls not so good!)

The past week or so I have been focusing on getting out of this habit by first asking myself if I'm really hungry. If yes, I put something on a plate that's a good snack - hummus and veggies, a bit of cottage cheese, yogurt and fruit are always good ones for me. If I'm really craving something not so great I eat it but in the right portion and not distracted so I enjoy it. If I'm not hungry a coffee or hot tea helps keep my mouth busy and the warmth helps me feel satiated. Gum is also a big help sometimes!

It is working, the scale is sloowwlly inching down. I'm good with that, now I have to just stay good with keeping my BLTs in check! emoticon

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MCMIKE0104 12/9/2011 3:00PM

    Odd, but when you need something in your mouth but yet you are not hungry, brush your teeth and drink cold water. It really works!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

One week of not smoking woo-hoo. Big self pats on back :). Gaining ten pounds over the past six months that I didn't help any this weekend. Ugghh :(. Sometimes it feels like my feet never can move in the same direction at once. It isn't like I haven't traveled here before though. I have been at my happy weight for about ten years and every so often the weight creeps back on and the battle to get it off begins. It really is so much easier to gain than lose! I know what I need to do - track, watch my bites licks and tastes, stick to my exercise plan and watch those beers.

I can't help but feel like this time is different though and it is scary. I started amping up my fitness and strength training in May and the results are showing in my muscle tone. I feel firmer than ever but bigger than ever. It is like getting used to a new body and new way of thought. I really don't feel comfortable at this weight but getting it off this time is proving to be harder than ever. For now I am going to be thankful for my strong body and put my nose to the grindstone and stick to my plan. I guess I will just have to see what happens after that. emoticon


Happy Face :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

I'm trying so hard to keep my happy face on right now. It is Friday, I am almost off work (yeah to that!) and all I can think about is the looming weekend ahead and the temptations that go along with it. Today is day four of no smoking and the e-cigs are helping so much but as anyone who has quit knows this is where the going gets tough at least for me. The first few days are all exciting and motivational and then reality hits you like a mac truck - you buckle down the hatches and do your best to get through.

Despite the fact I would like to go home, sit on the porch with a glass of wine and a smoke and enjoy the lovely late November weather, I am going to resist temptation and remember everything I have to gain by staying strong. Here is to the weekend and staying busy - I know I can get through to the other side. emoticon

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IMREITE 11/26/2011 1:17AM

    i know i am working on fixing some of my bad habits, and i have a way to go but i want to keep strong and not stop. i am slowly improving, I do try to stay busy so i don't have time to make bad decisions.

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Finding New Strength

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It has been a while since I posted a blog or got involved in the Spark People Community. I have been logging, tracking, etc. but what first excited me about this site wasn't just that but all the great support and people too. Since I am turning over another leaf in my life I figured it was a good time to get back involved.

Today is number two of no smoking!!!! So ridiculous to see me leaving a long training session at the gym and lighting up a smoke. Probably ridiculous seeing anyone light up at all considering all the risks. So excited about seeing my cardio and training improve, my clothes smelling good, my energy increasing and my sweetie not wince when he kisses me ;).

I'm ready world - here I come - sorry for the long break there but we all fall down it's the getting up part that counts. Good Things!!!!!! emoticon

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1,000 Spark Points!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I just reached 1,000 Spark Points and I feel so accomplished. I have been on Spark for about a month now and I love it. I can't wait to earn a thousand more! Every day I learn something new or find new inspiration from the community. I have been on a lot of different health and diet related websites in the past but I have never enjoyed being a part of one so much. Woo Hoo to Spark People! emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 9/12/2010 5:07PM

    Congrats - that is a really great accomplishment. This is a great website and you will have a lot of fun here. Keep up the good work.

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KERANTHOMPSON 9/12/2010 4:32PM

    Nice start, I love when I reach new milestones

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