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Conquering those mini hurdles and technology

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Finding what works is the journey I am on with my diet. I have to overcome those small hurdles that ruin my diet, with this comes discipline. My new weapon is technology. While I was standing at the Starbucks counter for my tall hot chocolate without whip cream, there in front of me hung a delicious tempting deal. A turkey and cheddar pannini with a coup of soup (Italian Wedding is what I would have chosen) for $6.99. I thought, "what a deal and I love panninis and Italian Wedding soup. Before I made up my mind I consulted my Sparkpeople Ap on my iphone....yes "I have an ap for that", the calories were too costly, so I walked away from it. Instead I bought a book to feed my mind, and it was on sale! So today is a small victory against temptation!!!

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ZZYYGGY 1/2/2011 3:09PM

    great job.

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The last day of 2010

Friday, December 31, 2010

I went over my calories today and I could say that I ended 2010 with a failure, but I have learned to take the setbacks with stride. I am happy about the fact that I tracked my calories today which is a start in the right direction with getting back on my diet. I have a feeling that if I didn't track my calories today I would have eaten more, so in that regard today was a success! So, goodbye 2010, bring it on 2011 because I know I will be looking and feeling great this summer! emoticon

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HERE2BTHIN 12/31/2010 10:44PM

  2011 emoticon

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Back at it

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Okay, I strayed from you Sparkpeople for a few years...yes years! I have visited but I haven't committed. I am here for your help again, you helped me to lose over 20 pounds. I have a new goal, a smaller more obtainable one to lose 10 pounds by March. So, take my hand and let the journey begin!


Emotional Eating

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I know that I am an emotional eater and I have found ways to deal with it, but you can't be prepared for everything. Today I had a plan, I packed a really healthy lunch that I knew I would eat and I had gym time planned out in my head. Well as life would have it unexpected events started to happen. I didn't get my breakfast in until nearly 10. My back is really sore, so even though I was in pain I was going to do something at the gym that was low impact. I never made it to the gym because of frustrating moments at work, and in reality I was in such a bad mood that I didn't want to go. All I wanted to do was grab my stuff and get up and go home for good! I lost all drive to want to do anything. I ended up eating chocolate that a lovely co-worker brought in and that was that. I let stress, irritation, and anger ruin my healthy day. The worst part is that I feel better when I go to the gym, it is a release for me. So today was a learning experience for me.

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CBSPECIAL 1/8/2009 9:37AM

    Don't dwell on it the sooner you dust yourself off the sooner you get back on the health wagon!

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LISA1316 1/7/2009 7:30PM

    We all have those days...just pick yourself up and dust yourself off...you can do this! emoticonThe wonderful thing about tomorrow is its a new day! Good luck on this crazy journey I'm here for you if you wanna chat.


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Checkout Counters

Monday, December 29, 2008

I find the checkouts at grocery stores very frustrating. It seem like they have somewhat of a split personality. On one side you have all these magazines with attractive, fit people on them, and on the other side you have candy, gum, slim Jim's, and everything else unhealthy. So, you would think that once you glance over to the right and see all the magazines and the "fit" people on the cover that you wouldn't turn to the left and put a snickers in your cart, but you do!! emoticon

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ROBSLOB 1/7/2009 12:41PM

    I don't remember how to email people on this thing anymore... emoticon

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CBSPECIAL 12/30/2008 9:16AM

    It's OK to get in a snickers every now and then, I avoid temptation and go in the isle that doesn't have those, most stores have them! Good luck getting thur the checkout next time!

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