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Oct. 11, 2011 Making Plans Upon Reaching Goal, what comes next?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

WEIGHT LOST, isn't what it is all about.

Reaching goal and reaching better health and a chance to live longer is the benefit of doing this, but in the end we need a plan, and a plan I will be focusing on.

I also don't want everyday to be about food and exercise, YES I want to keep it up

but I don't want it on my mind 24/7.

I want to enjoy life and live it to its fullest!

I want to make a plan between now and then to know how to do this eating stuff,

so it comes naturally, that my brain is wrapped around it so much that

I automatically know what to do and

if I am trying something new I know where to go to get the answers on how to fit it in ONCE and remember it,

so I don't have to check next time I have it.

Maybe the word I'm looking for is ENGRAVED in the BRAIN,

go to a store know what to get,

how to prepare it, how to enjoy it and GO ON and live life!

I find that conversations are about food and exercise

I want to hear and talk about other things

What is really on my mind?

I need things to talk about when dining out (not best food to pick, what portion to eat, what

portion to take home, how much exercise one needs to do later.

Sometimes, what is going on in ones life is not pleasant, we may be holding it in, because

to us, there is no way to change it, but it is bursting through the brain and is jammed in there

so tight, and needs to be released, and one needs help to coop with it. BUT it isn't possible

for it to be released, so we talk about other things, WE NEED to find a way to release those

hidden secrets, so life can be happier and more enjoyable. Sometimes we think we are

enjoying every day, but deep inside we know something isn't right, It's got to come out,

we need to free OUR SELF of it and go forward.

What was Food for Me?

It was my comfort when down

My love when I felt unloved

My passion to cover the wound inside.

My reason for my bad health

My reason to get better health

Live to Eat, That was Me

Eat to Live, that is Me now

I need to learn to climb steps, w/o a problem

I need a plan to what I will do after, I lose my weight and reach goal!

Ideas are welcomed. I don't know what it is like to live as a healthy person, last time I felt at

healthy weight, I was 18 and 180 lbs and in love, I felt beautiful, desired, and alive!

I want that again!

Hugs
Linda

  
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JUSTA123 12/10/2011 1:19PM

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JMACLIVES 12/5/2011 9:39AM

    You're already there Linda! SOunds like life is good, thanks for being a role model to look up to when it comes to the right attitude.

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JSPEED4 11/28/2011 7:16AM

    Yeaaay for hobbies

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CAROLJ35 11/26/2011 9:13PM

    Very nicely done!
Maybe this food/eating thing will become a way of life. I maintained for sometime until I broke bone in my foot, couldn't exercise, and gained about 10 lbs. Believe me, it is harder to lose the 2nd time around!
At least we have wonderful Spark Friends to keep us going!!!

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MARTHAWILL 11/25/2011 6:38PM

    Congratulations Linda on your success! I have no doubt you will succeed to reaching goal. I am in maintenance after a 105 lb loss. I too wish I didn't have to track or think about food control but I do. At times it is very easy, other times has to be more intentional. I still track most of my food and fitness. I know I cannot let down my guard.

I believe that by encouraging and supporting each other, we can strengthen our resolve and succeed.

Wish you much continued success!

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ZIPCONTROL 11/25/2011 10:58AM

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CAROLEE1945 11/25/2011 10:33AM

   
"Engraved on the brain" I went to an all day class for nurses given by a neuroscientist about changing habits. Yes, indeed, certain habits are actually physically engraved on our brains. She explained how this is and how scientists can actually see the pathways. That is why all of this is so hard, and anyone who achieves changing certain habits deserves a gold medal.

I agree it is important to live life and not always be focused on regulating portions and what they are. It is a tricky balance.

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HAPPYSOUL91 11/25/2011 10:31AM

    Wonderful blog, thx for posting emoticon

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WELLNESSME09 11/25/2011 8:42AM

    Great blog! emoticon on your success. You have and still doing a fantastic job, you are an inspiration...
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TWNOMWE 11/25/2011 8:09AM

    Congratulations Linda!!!
The habits you have developed will be engraved in your brain as you keep repeating them over and over again. Keep doing the wonderful job.
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Great work!!!

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KINEPS 11/25/2011 6:55AM

    Congratulations on your success so far. Inspirational blog. Can't wait until the day I don't think about food 24/7!!!!

To have that feeling of 18 and in love . . . . . . . emoticon

Maryann

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THEBESTISTOCOME 11/25/2011 6:30AM

    Great blog!

and Congratulations for your success! That is awesome!

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COLOURFULME 11/25/2011 1:56AM

    Super blog thank you. Clear ideas. It feels to me like you are bursting with energy. Good for you. Keep up the good work

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EJOY-EVELYN 11/24/2011 10:40PM

    Congratulations on your great success and for being names our first five-percenter in the Spotlight! You've got your head in the right place and are so ready to become a person of maintenance. I'm about to start Week 20 of Maintenance and the last two 5% challenges were just what I needed to improved my mindset, while I recognize that while my food continues to get healthier, I still need to track, track, track and eating occupies my brain waves more than I care to admit.

Great read! My best to you as you continue to learn how healthy living is the only place to be.

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SUSIEPH1 11/24/2011 10:19PM

    I am so glad you have reached a place where you don't need to track ..
I am not that brave yet .. but it will come.
Well done for your approach to life and the healthy way of eating and exercising !!
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KALISWALKER 11/24/2011 10:03PM

    Congratulations for you weight loss in the Fall Challenge. Wow 20.8 pounds gone a whopping 7.98! You are amazing Linda!

Hugs Lynn

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BEEJAY49 10/11/2011 4:32PM

    I find that repetition is the best way to engrave something in the brain. Keep on doing what you're doing and you will get there! You are strong, beautiful and caring and you love life and will live it to the fullest! Love you! HUGS!

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BLUEEYESCANADA 10/11/2011 11:51AM

    I really liked this blog. It is wonderful for you to be feeling this good about yourself and changing the way you process your thoughts.
You are a real inspiration.. emoticon

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Tuesday 09/27/11 Beautiful Butterflies Soar: Geminisue Lunch Menu 2

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Each day salad consisting of
endive
escarole
fresh parsley
red onion
celery

Add sardines in mustard to salad one day
Add taco seasoning to ground chuck another day
Have salmon coated with black pepper & seasalt steamed in microwave third day
Have lamb chunks gyro style the fourth day
have turkey the fifth day
black beans, roasted ground vegetables (parsnips, turnips sweet potato)
Sardines in olive oil, with red pepper & sea salt added the 7th day

Each day with either flaxseed crackers or 1 sl brownberry double fiber bread or gluten free bread

Balsamic vinegarette, or dressing I desire that day

Beverage either seltzer water or green tea or lemon lift tea

A frozen banana as a snack two hours later

  
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HINCTYBEAT 1/15/2012 1:40PM

    We've started eating a lot of shredded cabbage, either as a salad base or if we put hot dish over it, it acts a lot like noodles.

I am totally putting your list up on my fridge! Great ideas!!

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KDCLEWIEN1 10/3/2011 6:49PM

    Awesome menus, Can you come plan/cook for me???? emoticon

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CANDOK1260 10/1/2011 8:13AM

    nice reciepe

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GEMINISUE 9/27/2011 4:32PM

    yes tinned sardines, ground chuck is beef (chuck roast ground up, a little less fat in it, I like the 80-20 ratio and I drain the grease, then mix in the taco seasoning. Ground sirloin is better yet.

if you order a gyro you are getting seasoned lamb, so that is what I use, I don't cook the lamb myself.

glad you asked!

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CMFARRELL36 9/27/2011 4:08PM

    Interesting ideas for lunches - thanks for sharing, cos this is the one I'll stumble at if I've had a good breakfast.

Do you use tinned sardines or fresh?
What is ground chuck?
What is gyro style?

The language barriers between folks with a common language...............

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Monday Sept. 26. 2011, Beautiful Butterflies Soar: Geminisue's Breakfast Menu 2

Monday, September 26, 2011

1/2 cup of whole grain quick oats cooked
1Tablespoon of peanut butter, added to it w/
2 Tablespoons of dried cranberries
2 Tablespoons of ground almonds or 6-8 whole or slices almonds
1 cup of green tea

1 slice brownberry double fiber bread
2 oz turkey breast
1 t miracle whip light salad dressing
1/2 grapefruit
1 cup of lemon lift tea

1Tablespoon almond butter on
1 low fat 4" waffle w 1T pure maple syrup
1 egg poached
2 dried plums
1 cup of green tea

1 slice gluten free homemade bread
1 egg white w/ pinch of red pepper, sea salt, & parsley flakes
1 oz turkey breast
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
1 cup of lemon lift tea

1/2 cup of black beans
1/4 cup of salsa
1/2 flour tortilla heated
2 T shredded taco cheese
1 small banana
1 cup of green tea

2 thin slices flax seed bread (gluten free homemade)
2 t plum preserves
2 oz of turkey breast
1/4 cup of cottage cheese
1 sliced peach fresh
1 cup of lemon lift tea


1/4 cup of whole grain quick oats
2 T ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon cocoa
1 T ground almonds
1/8 cup of crushed pineapple
1-2 teaspoons maple syrup, if needed
1 cup of green tea

Sharing ideas!

  
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MS_DOLLY 9/27/2011 9:39AM

    Great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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SHAPNUP 9/26/2011 8:34PM

    Wow. Looks like a lotta work, but sounds so yummy!

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CMFARRELL36 9/26/2011 3:42PM

    I love the idea of having the savouries for breakfast - just never seem to get around to it emoticon
It's silly of me, because I'd probably be more likely to eat a more substantial breakfast if I used eggs or whatever.



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HEALTHY156 9/26/2011 1:58PM

    Delicious, balanced and well planned. Good Job! I also love the waffle/almond butter/organic syrup combo. Yummy!

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Thursday Sept. 15,2011- Geminisue's Dinner Menu- for 7 days

Thursday, September 15, 2011

3-4 oz Breakfast Steak w/
onion, celery,mushroom steamed w seasoning
1 cup of black beans heated with
cayenne pepper, ground mustard, ground garlic, cumin
sea salt, and 1/2 lime squeezed in when finished heating,
Then mash
1 1/2 cups of green beans
12 oz of green tea


4 oz turkey breast
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
2 cups of baby spinach cookied
1/2 crushed pinchapple w/
1/2 cup of LF cottage cheese
12 oz mug of lemon lift tea


Vegetarian Meal
2 cups of baby spinach
2 cups of fresh express italian mix salad
1/2 cup of fresh onion
1/2 cup of fresh celery
4 sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 cup of black beans,canned drained & rinses
1/2 cup of hot salsa
2Tablespoons almond meal
2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
2 Tablespoons of sour cream drizzled over
Dressing 2 Tablespoons olive oil with 1 lime juiced w
1/8 teaspoon, basil, oregano, cayenne pepper, tummeric
16 oz of seltzer water

4 of salmon coated with
1T olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 lemon juice to cover
(microwave 3-4 minutes)
8 asparagus spears spritz with fat free spray
sprinkled with sea salt & broiled, turn once
flaxseed crackers
12 oz mug of green tea

4-5 oz ground beef w/taco seasoning on
lettuce, salsa, black beans with hot sauce
and sour cream
flax seed crackers
diet coke


spaghetti squash w/ classico
spaghetti sauce & fried ground beef
sprinkled with parmesean cheese
Gluten free bread with garlic butter broiled
seltzer water with pineapple juice


Stuffed Pepper (grd beef seasoning &
raw veggies, egg whites & some brown rice)
with V8 juice to bake
baked sweet potato w
1/2 cup of cottage cheese, whipped & flavored
with seasoning over it, with parmesean to top
1/8 slice of chocolate cheese cake pie, homemade healthy
12 oz apple cinnamon tea


  
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STEVIECAT4 11/2/2011 9:40AM

    Sounds wonderful. I'm going to copy some of these!

Quesion, though. What is "breakfast steak"?

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ANNIESADVENTURE 9/26/2011 2:50PM

    Mmmm, delicious.

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KALISWALKER 9/18/2011 5:08PM

    Way to go Linda! When I get moved I am doing menu planning too.

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BLUEEYESCANADA 9/16/2011 4:05PM

    Awesome choices..Good luck on your continued journey to good health emoticon emoticon

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SANDYBRUNO 9/15/2011 11:53AM

    You have a great menu selected. You will be down to goal weight before you know it.

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TUESDAY 09-13-11 BUTTERFLIES SOAR- GEMINISUE'S LUNCHES-7 DAYS

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2-GROUND TURKEY MUFFINS
2T BBQ SAUCE
SPINACH SALAD
PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS
MINCED ONION FRESH
MINCED CELERY FRESH
2-3 T BALSAMIC VINEGARETTE
12 OZ SELTZER WATER W/ JUICE OF 1/2 LEMON

WHITE FISH
SWEET POTATO FRIES, BAKED
APRICOT, SLICED & HEATED
SAME SALAD AS ABOVE WITH
FLAXSEED AND ALMOND MEAL SPRINKLED
ON IT
8 OZ SPICY V8 JUICE

8 OZ PRUNE JUICE
1 CAN MUSTARD SARDINES
1 1/2 CUPS OF GREEN BEANS
12 OZ MUG OF GREEN TEA

4 OZ 93% FAT FREE BEEF made
INTO ONE HAMBURGER W/
GRILLED ONION, MUSHROOMS IN
1/2 TEASPOON GHEE(CLARIFIED BUTTER)
1/2 CUP OF MASHED GREAT NORTHERN BEANS
WITH GARLIC & GROUND MUSTARD ADDED
1/8 CUP OF KIMCHE (CULTURED VEGGIES)
12 OZ ICED WATER W/ LIME JUICE

SARDINES
1 SLICE GLUTEN FREE BREAD W/
1 TEASPOON PLUM PRESERVES
1/2 CUP OF GREAT NORTHERN BEANS
12 OZ MUG OF LEMON LIFT TEA

TACO FILLING
4 OZ MEAT WITH SEASONING
4 OZ OF BLACK BEANS
4 OZ OF HOT SALSA
ON
2 CUPS OF SHREDDED LETTUCE, SPINACH MIX
TOPPED WITH 2 TABLESPOONS GRD FLAX SEED
AND 2 TABLESPOON SHREDDED TACO CHEESE
8 OZ SELTZER WATER MIXED W/ 4 OZ PINEAPPLE JUICE

6 EGG WHITE OMELET
WITH VEGGIES & TACO CHEESE BETWEEN
2 T BBQ SAUCE ON TOP
AND MUSTARD LINED THROUGH BBQ SAUCE
12 OZ GREEN TEA

  
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GEMINISUE 9/21/2011 9:29AM

    I have a new week of menu's to post in blogs, as soon as teams are ready to go.

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AGAPEJOY 9/20/2011 10:37PM

    emoticon idea Linda, I will give this to the emoticon to do while we're waiting to get started.


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BLUEEYESCANADA 9/13/2011 7:48PM

    Wow, you are really mixing up your meals. Lots of variety. emoticon emoticon

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