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Resolve Report

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I fulfilled my intention of a nutritious breakfast at home. I had no sweets or junk at church. Yay! Thanks be to God for His help as I stagger along renewing better habits.

Tomorrow's resolve is this: I will eat fruit at breakfast; I will have a veggie with lunch; I will have two veggies at supper. Baby steps.

  
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ID_VANDAL 11/14/2011 5:17PM

    Hey - welcome back (a little late I know) but glad to see you blogging again.

Way to go on your small steps. We all know the longest journey begins with the first step followed by the second, third.

You are on the way!! Let's make it happen for us!!

Take care.

Vandal

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PARISTASAI 11/14/2011 3:11PM

    Good job!

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LALASLAND 11/14/2011 9:16AM

    That sounds like such a doable resolve! I hope you made it! emoticon

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FLUFFYWONKENOBE 11/14/2011 6:32AM

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NANCY- 11/14/2011 6:08AM

    You are doing awesome. Pre-planning our actions does help.
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WATERMELLEN 11/13/2011 6:25PM

    Yay you!!

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 11/13/2011 5:19PM

    Congrats to you. As I read your blog, I remember now that I snagged a cookie at church today. Darn it. I never used to do that. Now I am off to add it to my food journal and hold myself accountable.


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Resolved

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I hereby record my intention to eat a nutritious breakfast at home and to FOREGO the sweet/fat coffee drink and the bagels at church tomorrow.

  
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WARMSPRINGDAY 11/13/2011 3:33PM

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RUNNINGOMA 11/13/2011 12:25PM

    Good resolve! Stick to it!

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BETTA13 11/13/2011 10:12AM

    Yay!! Now that's a resolution!

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WATERMELLEN 11/13/2011 12:04AM

    You'll do it: nothing like resolve!

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DEBBIEOLMOS57 11/12/2011 8:31PM

    go girl and enjoy the breakfast

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BIG Girl goes to Boot Camp

Friday, November 11, 2011

I faced my fears and went with my husband to a Boot Camp session on Guest Night. It was a lot more intense than our typical strength training group, and I couldn't fulfill all the repetitions of some things, but I liked it.

People were very encouraging and never made me feel humiliated about my extra pounds or less strength.

I want to keep extending out of my comfort zone and trying new things, trying harder things. Next year I will be the strong and fit one helping the heavier newbie reach for another level!

  
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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 11/12/2011 5:21PM

    You have great confidence, good for you FL. You are an inspiration to me.

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BETTA13 11/12/2011 2:15PM

    So very proud of you! You push past those fears and go for it!

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NANCY- 11/12/2011 8:01AM

    WTG on doing what you needed to do for you. Your actions are great for you and are wonderful for inspiring others.
You are an amazing lady.

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JLITT62 11/12/2011 5:10AM

    I know that wasn't sat - good for you!

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HIFIGODDESS 11/11/2011 9:47PM

    Great job! :) That was brave.

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MR54BLD54 11/11/2011 9:30PM

    What fun congratulations!!

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Can't resist 11-11-11

Friday, November 11, 2011

What a great date to launch some new goals!

First small goal: no eating after dinner.

  
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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 11/11/2011 7:46PM

    Welcome Home, one goal at a time emoticon

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NANCY- 11/11/2011 8:15AM

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TRAVELGRRL 11/11/2011 7:06AM

    I agree! Great small goal, too. I can relate!

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 11/11/2011 3:56AM

    Just weighed someone who was 11 stone 11 pounds...
How mad is that...

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Escape from the Cookie Monster

Friday, May 20, 2011

I was lying in bed last night, praying over today's schedule, when I thought, "Uh-oh! What are you going to do about the coffee and cookies at the haircut shop??!"

Two short-term goal dates are around the corner, and I've been doing well on food choices and exercise, so I don't want to blow it for store-bought cookies and coffee (coffee is not a stumbling block to me, although I enjoy it WITH stuff I don't need anyway).

God is helping me. I thought, "I have to make a plan. What will make it possible for me to sit around there an hour without ingesting [FREE] stuff I'll regret?"

1. Sit somewhere else. The principle of physical distance. The normal waiting area has the temptations, but we are just as welcome to sit in other spots. I mentally rehearse where I'll sit--far away from the refreshments.

2. Eat a healthy meal right beforehand. I wasn't biologically hungry, and---surprise---the refreshments didn't look that appealing.

3. Take something interesting to do. I took an absorbing book. I only felt drawn to the cookie platter once, and then I added the strategy of postponement. "I won't take any now. Not right now." Later I forgot about it---yay!

4. For next time: I had the first appointment of the morning. They had not made the coffee yet. Yay! Less temptation!

5. Accountability. The woman who cut my hair knows me, and we have talked about my weight loss journey. That's added motivation not to pig out there!

I am excited and grateful to see these techniques work so well for me. By God's grace I methodically executed the plan, and it was not painful! Later 2 dds and I fixed a nice lunch for 2 visiting ds, and I was not in calorie-crisis! Much more gratifying!

  
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PARISTASAI 7/12/2011 9:28AM

    How did the hair cut turn out--and the cookies?

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AMAZINGMOMMY4 5/31/2011 12:14AM

    Love it!! I think this planning ahead stuff is great, I have tried it a few times too (mine was for dinner at Olive Garden...pasta and cheese and bread !HELP!, but I had soup and salad because I planned ahead, and I felt great when I left)!! Keep up the good work, and let God's strength shine on!

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MAMASUDS 5/27/2011 5:04PM

    Way to go! So inspiring to read your successful plan. Thanks for leading the way.

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 5/25/2011 3:32PM

    Queen on the mountain!! You thought, you planned and you won. Doin' the happy dance on the mountaintop.

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ID_VANDAL 5/24/2011 2:35PM

    What a great job! You are just doing things so well right now!

Keep up that good work - you are an inspiration.

Vandal

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JUNEBUG1960 5/24/2011 8:49AM

    Great ideas! Thanks for posting this. emoticon

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NANCY- 5/21/2011 8:07AM

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What a wonderful achievement and great planning on your part.
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One thing that I use during times of temptation is ...
I can have this (crap) now....
or I can have better stuff later (and incorporate it with my food plan.)
I always hold out for the better stuff.
Keep on Sparking!!!

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JLITT62 5/21/2011 5:24AM

    emoticon job!

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WATERMELLEN 5/20/2011 10:07PM

    Excellent planning! It really really works!!

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HSMOM2FOUR 5/20/2011 8:28PM

    wow! great job!!!! kudos to you!!

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LALASLAND 5/20/2011 3:38PM

    This is FANTASTIC! emoticonYou have taken exactly what you've been learning about at SparkPeople and elsewhere, and incorporating it into real, current situations! that's PERFECT! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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