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How's it going?

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Not too shabby. I've set a couple of goals recently.

Number 1 is my defined weight loss goal. I started Sparking again and didn't set a specific goal. So my first one is 10% by March 1. I am already on the weigh there. I couldn't resist the pun...sorry. This gives me a timeline instead of a vague "hey I'm losing weight".

I've have done pretty well and at my last visit my doctor was VERY happy with the weight I have already lost.

Number 2 is exercise. I have a lot of excuses to use to get out of exercising. Most of which involve some kind of pain. I really don't think you can be this heavy for this long and not hurt everywhere!! So to help keep me from being me I got together with a few girls from work.

I walked 1.4 miles on Wednesday and 1.9 on Friday. OMG! To say I'm sore is an understatement and I know that I definitely need new shoes. Is it possible for anything else to hurt? LOL!

Number 3 is water consumption. I really don't care for water flavored water. I find it boring and very not tasty. However, I will drink flavored water and my doctor told me as long as it was sugar free and caffeine free I could count it as water. So for all you purists out there I am sorry but I have to do what helps me consume more water.

For the last 3 days I have been getting 9 servings a day! It's amazing. I'm even keeping it up on the weekend.

I know I'm a work in process but at least I'm progressing. I want 2013 to be my best year as far! emoticon

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AQUANESS212 1/5/2013 7:37PM

    Best of luck in reaching your goals, sounds like you're set up for success!! :-)

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NEELIXNKES 1/5/2013 6:55PM

    Great Goals! emoticon emoticon

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Upcoming birthday

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yes, my birthday is on Saturday. emoticon I am slightly apprehensive. I've picked where we are going to eat but have been struggling with their menu. It's not that they don't have good food. I wouldn't eat there if they didn't. I just keep looking at the nutritional information. One of my favorite dishes has 2899 mg of sodium! Yeah, that's NOT a typo. emoticon That's JUST the entrée....that doesn't include any sides. emoticon The scary thing I have found is that is not the highest sodium dish on their menu.

I know it's my birthday and I know I don't eat like that everyday...anymore. I just find myself cringing when I think about eating that much salt...I would have to drowned myself in water for days. emoticon

I know I will enjoy my birthday. I will enjoy eating out and spending time with family. I will enjoy the food I eat and relish the fact I am able to make an informed decision before I arrive at the restaurant. I will enjoy how good I feel having picked food that I can be satisfied with both physically and mentally.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

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KT-NICHOLS-13 10/30/2012 11:18PM

    Happy Birthday!
I can tell you are going to have a great time. Your blog also tells a story of how far you've come on your journey, the changes you've made mentally & physically.

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BESTSUSIEYET 10/30/2012 10:17AM

    Happy Birthday! Just curious, isn't there another restaurant you go enjoy without the fear of a sodium overload? But, hey! Congratulations on being proactive! So many just figure that "anything goes" for a celebration dinner. You will succeed in the long run?

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DAWN14163 10/30/2012 9:24AM

    Have a wonderful birthday! I love those last few sentences - go girl!

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MJRVIC2000 10/30/2012 9:22AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope you have many more! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Unhappy lunch....

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ok, I did a faux pas...I ran errands at lunch and had to go through the drive thru. emoticon I knew I could eat two tacos and be satisfied until least in my head. I got to the speaker and said "one Cantina burrito". It was huge....and not very tasty. emoticon I looked up the calories and almost started heaving. 700 plus calories for something that wasn't the least bit yummy. I will now have to drink a couple of gallons of water in order to counteract the salt in it (1950 mg). emoticon I have learned a valuable lesson. NO LUNCH ON THE RUN!

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JAVAMONSTER 10/19/2012 2:10PM

    Wow, that's incredible! And it didn't even taste good? That's worse. Just don't beat yourself up over it. Beat the fast food restaurant folks up over it!


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CTUPTON 10/19/2012 1:53PM

    Was that at Taco Bell?They are supposed to have some new foods with more veggies.
I was planning on trying them.

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SUZZYCHURCHILL 10/19/2012 1:50PM

    i have so been there lesson learned


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Nothing like a fresh start.....

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Ok, so it seems I have been REALLY lax about EVERYTHING I said I was going to do. It's totally my fault. My old self wanted to be in charge....the girl with the excuses. "I'm too tired. I'm too busy." And I let her rule. I ate what was quick and convenient. I'm sure there are people out in the world who have no idea what its like to have a power struggle going on inside your own head. I KNOW what is right but its SO much easier to give in.

I started tracking a week ago yesterday. Semi-planned my weekend grocery trip. I feel really good about this week. Plenty of water...haven't gone over on my calories....packing my lunch EVERYDAY.

A fresh start....the past is gone. I can't undo it I just don't want to relive it. I will begin and this time I will succeed.

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_MOBII_ 10/4/2012 8:13PM

    You can do it! You are off to a great start!

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I am having a week. According to my calendar my Aunt Flo will be here next week and all I seem to think about is food!!! OK, so I haven't been SO weak that I am skipping tracking my calories. I just feel that the calories have been out of control. 2 out of 4 days out of control. 4 servings of Cheetos in one afternoon out of control. The only thing keeping me from eating anything else right now is this blog. emoticon

I think it's really the stress of having such a great week last week. I lost 3.5 lbs. It's that fear that if I don't do as well every week I'll give up. A constant need for affirmation that I'm going in the right direction. I love SP!!! Everyone needs somewhere safe they can come to to let their feelings out.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

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KT-NICHOLS-13 9/9/2011 1:47PM

    How are you doing today?
Yup, Cheetos will be eaten and there will be days where you want to stick your head in a hole and you might even question your own sanity on this journey. It's all about learning, doing and being on this journey to wellness.

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CHANGING4ME49 9/8/2011 12:07PM

    Hang in there! We will all have weeks like this. Push yourself onward. Everyone has ups and downs, ins and outs. One week may be great, the next not so much. Just keep Sparkin my friend. If you eat a bit too much at one meal, make the next one better. emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/8/2011 5:57AM

    Love that quote! hang on there girl! Every week will not be a 3-4lb loss, don't set yourself up like that. Any loss, even a sideways shuffle means you're still on the right track! If you gain a little, you just gotta tweak it to get it back off. Try not to be so hard on your self, you're doing great! *hugs*

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DESERTFLOWER8 9/8/2011 12:06AM

    I Know EXACTLY what you are talking about, cos I find myself doing the same thing..a kind of self sabotage! Consciously tell yourself that what happens on the scale next week doesn't's what happens over the course of the month. I try to deliver myself from ANY expectations, and then if I see a loss, I am pleasantly surprised. Easier said than done, I know, but this is one of the strategies (I try) to use. Hang in there, and keep reaching out when you find yourself weakening ..come blog, or send an email, or read success stories, or anything to get your mind off the food. emoticon

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TIME4AMY 9/7/2011 9:07PM

    Kill the cat!! haha...

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