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Away With Thee, Green Monster!

Friday, February 25, 2011

At exercise group I heard that one woman lost 7 pounds this week. Another has lost 30 pounds since the beginning of the year.

I was excited for them and genuinely rejoiced with them.

But later I found I was not smiling as much as I had been, about the pound I lost.

So I had to have a sober talk with myself. That is great for them, but it is not relevant to me. I am losing quite slowly, but it is a great thing for my health. My number is no less exciting, even though it is smaller.

I am using proven processes that will bring me to my goal in time. I am becoming a strong and balanced person. It is okay if it takes a long time.

  
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JOYATLAST 2/26/2011 9:06PM

    I hear ya! And Amen to that!

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DISNEYPARIS 2/26/2011 4:53AM

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 2/25/2011 4:04PM

    I definitely relate to everything you said; it made me smile because it so honest. Congratulations on your one pound loss; another one bites the dust. Good for you, keep up the good work.

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FITJANE 2/25/2011 12:04PM

    thank you. i get the same frustration, but also want to keep it off. thanks for reminding us that we aren't all cookie cutters, exactly the same. we all go at our own pace.

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NANCY- 2/25/2011 11:49AM

    You are doing so much more than dropping pounds...
You are developing a "sustainable" lifestyle for your health and well being.

I too get enthused about the great weight loss of others and disappointed with the lack of my progress.
However I need to focus on my needs and do what is best for me.
I have even seen some of the Biggest Loser contestants gained back weight. Do I want to loss quickly only to gain it back? No I want changes... that takes practice and patience.

That green monster does tend to show up at times... but look at how far you have already come on your journey and give yourself credit for that.


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GLAMOURGIRL-9 2/25/2011 10:37AM

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MAMASUDS 2/25/2011 10:02AM

    I know you are happy that you don't measure in cm, but next time think of your weight loss in grams. You didn't lose 1 pound. You lost 500 grams. And since you didn'T gain a pound, that makes you 2 pounds lighter than you would have been without all of the effort. Or 1000 grams and I think 1000 is a number worth singing about emoticon Green Monster go away, you're not welcome here today. Green monster go away, . . . emoticon

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VIXXEY 2/25/2011 9:33AM

    Next time you're at the grocery store, pick up a pound of butter and look at it. I'd suggest trying to fit it under your belt, but the store might frown on that if you didn't purchase it. ;)

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IGSBETH 2/25/2011 9:32AM

    Great blog!

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TEXAS_GRL 2/25/2011 9:31AM

    I love the speech! I sometimes too get caught up in comparing my success to someone else. I will keep what you have said in mind.



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MOM-OF-SIX 2/25/2011 9:29AM

    I'm right there with you. My weight comes off so slowly, I only weigh myself every two months or so. I try to judge by how my clothes are fitting.

Hang in there. Any weight loss is fantastic! We're all in this together!

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Surprised by Progress

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I "felt like" I wasn't getting anywhere, but when I ran my weight tracker, I have lost slowly but steadily since the first of the year. I'm still waiting for my pants to get looser, but I feel stronger and less draggy.

I am going to keep "doing the process" and be patient.

Tonight at strength training we had an upbeat feeling in the room (we are all on a weight loss quest). It gave me a good feeling of teamwork, that we all have our eyes on better health, and together we're determined to keep walking that path.

  
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PARISTASAI 2/25/2011 5:26PM

    It is required of a steward to be found faithful 1 Corinthians 4:2
Since we are stewards of our bodies,just keep doing what you must do to be healthy and fit.
Proverbs 16:3 New Living Translation (©2007)
Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.

I read an sp article about if we are doing something with a friend it is less daunting. Isn't it good to have our Lord for a friend!

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CYCLINGSANDY 2/25/2011 1:30PM

    I like the feeling of getting stronger almost as much as the weight loss. The weight does drop when we stick to lifestyle of SP.

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NANCY- 2/25/2011 11:14AM

    You will stay the course and soon your patience will pay off.
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AMARAN 2/24/2011 10:17PM

    Good job! Keep it up!
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Honor Your Body

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This Spark article was great material to ponder and apply.

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=bod
y_bliss_8_ways_to_honor_your_body


I've been feeling dismayed about how I look, so here's an excerpt that grabbed me:

#4 "Compliment yourself in ways that have nothing to do with your looks. We tend to focus so much on what we see in the mirror and overlook our many other amazing attributes. Are you a good friend? A good listener? A successful professional? A smart driver? How about simply a warm, caring, friendly, or positive person? Make a list of 10 things you like about yourself that have nothing to do with your looks. Then next time you feel down about your appearance—or start to self-criticize—take out this list and remind yourself just how awesome you are."

  
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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 2/24/2011 4:10PM

    You are right, this is a good article; thanks for bringing it front and center.

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ID_VANDAL 2/24/2011 1:28PM

    Wow - perfect timing for me. I was just looking at my body this morning and I was not happy (disgusted comes to mind) so THANK YOU!! I'm going to go check that article out right now!

Vandal

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I'm back - what a great article - saved it to my favorites!! THANKS!

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BBGOOGIN 2/24/2011 9:45AM

    Great word. There is so much more that God sees that we also need to see in ourselves as people made in His image!
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NANCY- 2/24/2011 8:09AM

    Wonderful.

Here's some I have noticed about you.
Thoughtful
Kind
Write
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Cheerful
Perseverant


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TRAVELGRRL 2/23/2011 4:44PM

    Wonderful! Nothing positive ever comes out of negativity.

We know that, we would never speak to our children/students or others the way we speak to ourselves.

It really IS time to value who we are. Improvement, not perfection!!


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MAMASUDS 2/23/2011 4:05PM

    You are a great tracking buddy.

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Gotta Remember It's Worth It

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I let myself gradually slide into undisciplined eating, so it's taking a while to rediscover the healthy patterns I learned from the Beck Diet Solution.

I'm re-learning what genuine hunger feels like. Today I was able to say, I am not actually hungry; this is just a desire for food.

I had a reasonable lunch. Then by God's grace I fought off the munchies-attack repeatedly this afternoon. I knew we were going to a birthday party tonight and would have Thai food, a favorite of mine.

When I was finally seated at mealtime with the plate of Chang Rai chicken before me, I felt a strong wave of happiness. Almost a voice in my head: I am SO GLAD I waited for this. I was able to enjoy it, savor it, be grateful for it, without guilt or remorse.

I am giving myself credit, because this was a baby step for me, in the right direction. I have renewed that experience, that a tough choice is WORTH IT. Gotta remember.

  
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CELEBRATELIFE1 2/21/2011 11:08AM

    Doesn't it feel great when you conquer the flesh and not only tell it but show it that you are in control and actually win?

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TEACHINKIDS2 2/21/2011 7:54AM

    emoticonI love it!

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NANCY- 2/21/2011 7:52AM

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Waiting for what we truly want, can bring great joy.
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AMARAN 2/21/2011 7:20AM

    Good for you. Isn't it so easy to slide back into our old habits?

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MAMASUDS 2/21/2011 2:55AM

    WooHoo! Rejoicing with you! What a way to be set free!

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JIBBIE49 2/21/2011 1:53AM

    I love JUDITH BECK, PhD.

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Can't Have Both

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Judith Beck says, "You can eat what you want whenever you want it, OR you can be thin. You can't have both."

Today I ate stupid stuff because I wanted it. Tonight I didn't like my bulging tummy. I have to keep my head in reality. Do I want to be slim and healthy? Do I want it enough?

A local nutrition coach says, "If you do what you've always done, you're gonna get the results you've always had." Do I think the Slimming Fairy is going to come and make my fat go poof?

I can face this. I can make the one choice immediately in front of me. I do want to be thin more than I want irresponsible eating. I can't have both.

  
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BLESSEDMAZARS 2/20/2011 10:59PM

    Way to get your thoughts back on track! You're already making progress!

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ID_VANDAL 2/20/2011 7:41PM

    You are spot on. We have to exercise our mind (resistance) muscle as much as our body. In fact more!!

We can be thin. We can be healthy. We can eat great healthy foods and enjoy them in the right quantity. WE CAN DO IT.

Vandal

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ABETTERSOUL 2/20/2011 5:32PM

    emoticon one day at a time.

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NANCY- 2/20/2011 10:25AM

    Dr. Beck is so right about not being able to have both.

What?!!!
There is such a thing as a Slimming Fairy?
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Poof!
Aw...back to reality... You hit the nail on the head when you called it "irresponsible eating." I have been doing a bit of that myself lately.
Thanks for pointing out that it is MY responsibility.
Taking responsibility will get us there.
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OHSOSVELTE 2/20/2011 10:16AM

    **Bling!** emoticon It's the slimming fairy!!! (Don't look behind the curtain!) "*Bling*" ~just look forward, don't look back,(no beating yourself up for a small lapse that means nothing in this long race), positivity is KEY, keep that picture of who you are firmly planted in your head and go get it! "*bling!*" Skinny vibes!

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WATERMELLEN 2/20/2011 9:29AM

    Those response cards are so powerful -- when pulled out at just the right moment!!

Good for you: Beck will work for ya!!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/20/2011 3:25AM

    Very direct and well put! You have nailed the dilemna. However, it does get easier as you continue to make good choices and form new habits. Easier, I said, not easy. No, sometimes it isn't easy, but it is definitely worth it!!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 2/19/2011 11:06PM

    Today I ate stuff I wanted, too emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATTISPAGE 2/19/2011 10:36PM

    Good thought! Thanks!

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STRNGNGRNDED 2/19/2011 10:23PM

    Our bodies always feel bad when we've indulged what we thought we wanted. But it's only one meal or one day and we get to start anew. When we get healthier and have gone without the indulgence quite often we're able to have some in moderation, but no longer desire them because the tastes are quite awful. LOL

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