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This week's focus: Feeling full

Monday, November 26, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did! We partied with Mickey Mouse at Disneyworld for three days, with my kids and my parents. We walked a lot... well, we ambled a lot. emoticon But it's better than sitting!

I think that one area where I really have trouble is eating too fast, and continuing to eat when I'm already full. So that is what I'm going to try to think about this week. Being more mindful. Slowing down.

Think I can do it??


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MARI-SERV 11/26/2012 4:56PM


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KATHY391 11/26/2012 4:28PM

    disney land! wow the kids must of loved it ! make sure to chew your food this will help you learn that your full.

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ENCHANTEDMAMA 11/26/2012 8:37AM

    I think you can. My in-laws are gobblers and I've always been a slower eater so they're done when we go out and staring at me. I end up getting a to-go box (which is helpful!) :-)

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KRICKET57 11/26/2012 8:15AM

    Good luck with your goal this week. If you make a conscious effort, you can do it. Glad you enjoyed Disney Land. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the weekend.

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First party of the season last nite

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I had a good time at a networking-type party last night. I kept myself away from the food table for the most part. Indulged in some pecans, fruit, and a few crackers with spinach dip, but no cookies, no soft dinner rolls, no seconds, and only one glass of wine.

So I'm counting it as a victory even though I went over my new lower calorie limit. I was starved all day waiting for dinner! 1200 is going to be hard.

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/20/2012 5:05PM

    that is awesome that you ate so little and smart at the party emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOLPHINSINGER72 11/20/2012 3:43PM

    You will do great, I can tell! It is important to just take one day at a time. (or one party at a time as the case may be.).


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LORAKO 11/20/2012 11:54AM

    Definitely an accomplishment. Social grazing is definitely a weak point for me. Great job! emoticon

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BLITZEN40 11/20/2012 10:26AM

    Way to go staying away from all the high calorie temptations at the party. That's not easy to do! 1200 takes a little getting used to, but you can do it! emoticon emoticon

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Changed my SP goals

Monday, November 19, 2012

I just did the big, bad reset of my SP goals and program.

I am tired of not succeeding by the numbers. I can talk all day about my NSVs but what I want is a Scale Victory, dammit.

My goal is to lose 15 pounds between now and March 2013. Yes, I am starting this new mindset and goal the week of Thanksgiving! I am BRAVE! I am possibly INSANE. (I am going to DisneyWorld and planning to walk, walk, walk my way through this holiday, so help me!)

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KATHY391 11/20/2012 3:38PM

more fiber and more protein may help you stay fuller longer.
You are doing good
Keep it up

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CHRIS3874 11/19/2012 8:42PM

    I have given up on my scale at least for now- I try to go by how my clothes fit and how I am able to do things.

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BLITZEN40 11/19/2012 6:06PM

    I'm right there with you on wanting the scale victory. Seeing numbers drop may not be much to some, but to me it's proof of progress! Good luck!

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A challenge

Monday, November 12, 2012

My son is now on a high-fat, high-protein diet, to help him gain weight. He's under the care of an endocrinologist (he is way below the growth curve and this was recommended by our pediatrician). So in my kitchen, I now have, at their suggestion:

Whole milk
Regular ice cream
80/20 ground beef instead of 95/5
Full-fat cheese
Whole milk yogurt
Regular butter
Regular peanut butter
White bread (Iron Kids)

...etc. They also mentioned, of course, lean proteins, and fruits and vegetables, but want us to try to help him gain .5 to 1 lb per month.

Of course I have still bought, for me and the rest of the family, our lower-fat and lower-sugar alternatives, and am trying like crazy to stick to what I know to be healthy for ME, but changing my mindset for him is definitely a challenge. I'm trying to give him larger portions, and serve from the table instead of from the stove, so he can help himself to seconds (and thirds!) -- tactics that are so backwards from every dieting article I've ever read, and from all the modern advice about how to prevent obesity in children.

He has always been the smallest one in his class, and in fact, there are kids 3 and 4 years younger who are the same size, or bigger, than him. So I'm really hoping a weight gain will strengthen his bones and muscles and help him to grow.

But it's pretty weird to have to think about calories both ways!

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KATHY391 11/13/2012 1:54PM

    Have you tried Pediature? Its great for this kind of problem..I too went through this. My daughter went on "strike" when i went back to work and wouldn't eat much at the sitters, she was exclusively breast fed before me having to go to work, so she was mad that she needed to drink formula and be in the care of someone else. Her dr. recommended pediature, this helped out during this " strike". Then she no longer required the extra calories. i know how challenging it is to have to get high calorie food for your child, when what you want to teach them is to eat healthy and eat their fruits and veggies. What i did when my daughters pediatrician said to give my baby more fattening food, i would always still put veggies or fruits next to whatever fattening food i had to give her, for example with her icecream i would give her bananas, with her cheese i would give her whole wheat crackers and carrots.. peanut butter with celery.etc.etc.however even though we got through the strike my daughter turned out to be a very picky eater... So till this day i struggle getting her to eat her veggies, but she loves her fruits so i guess it worked. I recomend trying whatever works for your son, every kid is different.Good luck!

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EL-E-E 11/12/2012 10:44AM

    Thanks, I have done some searching, but not specifically for shakes --will do that now!

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YOGAWITCH 11/12/2012 9:18AM

    There are. Some great shake recipes online that are high cal. I had this problem, feeding a kid who is inderweight while trying to lose weight.

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This is been a good week - NSV

Friday, October 05, 2012

I am feeling quite proud of myself for two non-scale victories this week.

.. I worked out 4 out of 5 weekdays, and therefore beat my calorie-burning goal (provided I take my 2 walks today, WHICH I WILL)

.. I kept my calories in-range 4 out of 5 weekdays (provided today goes as planned, WHICH IT WILL)

I feel so much better. Well, I also feel sore, because I have done some core/abs and strength work. But I love feeling sore for good reasons!

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Here's to a nice weekend ahead! We have family plans to go see a movie, and I'm hoping to play a lot of frisbee in the front yard with my 8yo, and keep on keeping on.

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IMREITE 10/5/2012 9:13PM

    congratulations and way to go for having a great attitude.

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REWIND3 10/5/2012 2:28PM

    Love your positivity! emoticon on your NSV!

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