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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Today I am feeling better. Been entering some recipes on the Spark calculator. And I am looking forward to a better week. My goal is to get weighed at Walgreens and to start, however slowly to do some exercise. Those are modest goals, I am determined to meet them.

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AKSTACEY70 11/22/2010 3:45PM

    Sometimes it is better to set smaller goals and feel the accomplishment of what you've done.


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hanging on

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My life has been full of chaos this week. And still I have made some good changes. I appreciate the motivation I get from Spark People. Today the groceries in my cart will be a little different, my meals and snacks planned more carefully. I have made a start, a good one. And I am grateful.

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AKSTACEY70 11/18/2010 3:40PM

    emoticon The little changes go a long way.
Keep Sparking

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VICKIELC14 11/18/2010 1:39PM

    You are on the right track! And you have a great attitude! Great job!


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FAEMOM 11/18/2010 1:07PM

  Thanks Diane, let's all keep sparking, that is a good idea! emoticon

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DIANE2110 11/18/2010 8:27AM

    emoticon Isn't that great to know that you are in control, that this time it's going to happen for you! Just remember one thing: this is not supposed to be a race. Take your time, make a change and adopt it well, then when you feel ready, move on to the next. It won't be long before you see a change. Keep sparking!

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Little boy!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Today I was in line with my groceries. A little boy was in front of me. He was so cute, about 7. And he was friendly. He began examining the contents of my cart. The produce seemed to interest him, especially the colored sweet peppers, apples, celery and cauliflower. He was pointing at each bag of produce and saying, "Not that." or "Not that either." So I asked him why he didn't like vegetables. He said, "Oh I like them! But my Mommie never gives them to me." I looked at her, she was crabby looking and she was watching us. Her purchases consisted of new clothes, dish soap, and a bag of cough drops. I just wondered why that little fellow didn't get an apple or an orange. That has haunted me today, but it was nice to see a child who really would like to eat good food. The Grandma in me would have loved to hug him and give him an apple. I feel more appreciative than ever of my healthy food.

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MYBULLDOGS 11/14/2010 2:31AM

    fresh vegetables are more expensive than canned. a head of cauliflower cost around 3 dollars a head here. i go to the farmers market. in the grocery stores i have seen tomatoes for over 2 dollars a pound. she might have thought your rich. you never no what the other person is thinking.

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TURTLERAE55 11/14/2010 1:35AM

    Nice story.

Keep up the healthy eating.

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Starting to get it!

Friday, November 12, 2010

I am learning so much here. I haven't realized that I was not getting enough protein in my diet and some days not enough fats. [certainly not good fats] So I am grateful for the nutrition tracker.
Inside me there is a spot that is standing up for me. I feel like I am getting control of more than just my weight issues. Is this magic? In some of my personal interactions I am starting to say "Hey! Wait a minute! I don't want this going on here!" It's really nothing big, just a bit of a shift inside and it sure feels right. I am proceeding with love to change a few things, especially with my grown kids. It's amazing what 4 days here has done for me.

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MUEHLBBO 11/12/2010 10:59PM

    Great job. I love the nutrition tracker also. Keep it up!

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better today

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Well, the flu bug had me by the throat yesterday. I slept mostly. But I did read the label on my cup of noodles. I almost freaked! Over a thousand sodium and way high in fat. Shoot! If I felt better I could have had a big old slab of chocolate cake and been ahead of that one. So, good news is, I learned! And this morning my breakfast was great and I came out ... to the very calorie on my goal! That is encouragement for me.

Now I am focusing on my challenge of eating 5 fruits or veggies a day. 2 down with my breakfast of oatmeal, pumpkin and raisins. Which was swell by the way. And it warmed me up which is always good here in Anchorage. Snow today! I am making soup!

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VICKIELC14 11/12/2010 4:15PM

    Yum your oatmeal sounds good! Good job on keeping within your calories!


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PARISTASAI 11/11/2010 3:37PM

    I have had the stomach flu since November 1! I think I am done with it today. good making soup today job. The store bought stuff really is high in sodium and fat. The flu is a bad way to lose weight, but I have lost 8 pounds and my blood pressure is great!
Hope you stay well and meet your fruit and veggie challenge.

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