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It's All In Your Head!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Today I am thinking. A Lot. Thinking about what I pick up to eat and why. Today I have stopped myself from eating a few things and when I do that, it makes me feel good, because I feel I have control. Other days, I'm not as lucky. Most of those times are because I'm stressed out about something one of my kids did or because I'm way behind on housework, etc. I need to figure out what to do during those times so I can Stop those extra, junk food calories from entering my body!

I want to stay in control. I want that control to lead me to eating the right foods, making the time to exercise, and to take some time for myself. It is so challenging though with 2 young children. I have to do it though and I have to figure this out.....and soon!

So, for today, think a little. Stop yourself before you take a bite of something you really don't need. The mind really is a powerful thing! emoticon

  
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KAT111778 6/27/2008 11:54AM

    When I make a salad, I put all the veggies in seperate containers. People can add their own veggies to the lettuce at dinnertime. Anyways, it makes it so much easier to grab the baggie of sliced peppers, coined carrots, or pieces of broccoli when I am wanting to munch. Then I don't have to stand around in the kitchen preparing my snack. It is already done and I will replentish it when I am making dinner that night (or whenever).

Way to go!! Thinking before eating is a huge step!!

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SMURFI 6/20/2008 9:36AM

    Get the junk food out of the house. Having summer delecacies around such as cherries, strawberries, pineapple, frozen grapes to munch on when the need arises helps alot! I love summer, especially with those sweet cherries out!
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MAYLAUR69 6/19/2008 3:13PM

    I was in the middle of eating my tomato soup with cheese and crackers lunch when I came across this blog. I realized just how many calories and other bad stuff there was in the bowl and STOPPED before I ate half of it. I didn't need the rest. After I stopped, I realized I was full already!!

I used to finish off an entire CAN of soup with all the crackers I could add to it!

Thank you for this blog!!

I may even use this "STOP and think" idea to use with some little stop signs around where all the junk food is! LOL

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

Friday, April 18, 2008


This week has just been non-stop. The weather is nice, emoticon so the kids want to be outside a lot. Add to that errands, trying to keep up with housework.....I haven't had too much time to eat bad foods! I've been drinking a lot of water emoticon since we're on the go so much and because the weather is warm. I do want to try to work in some strength emoticon training soon. I bought a small trampoline on Monday, but I'm not quite sure how to incorporate that into a workout routine.

Once things calm down a bit here, I'd like to start using the workout things I already own. That is a goal for me right now. emoticon

I lost another pound and it's still shocking to me. To step on the scale and NOT see the same number I've been seeing for so long now......it feels good, but also is so unbelievable! emoticon

  
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HEIDI14DAN 4/21/2008 3:37PM

    Congrats on the lost pound! Your life seems to mirror mine...always on the go with the kids. Good luck incorporating your trampoline into your routine. It should be great for your legs. My kids have a trampoline in the back yard but I rarely use it. I'm sure it would be great for both cardio and strength training.

http://www.health101.org/re
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There's two websites that tell about some exercises you can do. Have fun with it!
~Heidi~


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BABIE_JANE 4/19/2008 2:20AM

    Congrats on another pound gone. How about sharing some of that sun and warmth. We are expecting snow this weekend. It isn't unusual being in the Pacific NW to be having lots of April showers, but snow now...unheard of. Have a great weekend and enjoy your nice weather...enjoy some for me, too.

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Lost 2 Pounds!

Monday, April 14, 2008


Well, I lost 2 lbs within the past week!
I almost didn't believe it a few days ago when I stepped on the scale, but the number came up on the scale a few days in a row, so it must be true! I feel like I need to keep pinching myself, know what I mean? It makes me feel like maybe I really can do this if I stay focused and just do what I need to do!

Spring always gives me a boost. So much so, that I think I may have S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
That's when you need sunlight to boost your mood and Dr's recommend a sunlamp for so many minutes a day. I honestly think that may contribute to my Fall/Winter blahs!

So, what have I been doing differently you're wondering?

Last week was full of activity because of the nice weather. The walk to the park, playing outside in our backyard, and the drive to start spring cleaning around my house. I've been better about wearing my pedometer and recording my steps. I've also been better about drinking water. I've started adding about an inch of juice to the water to give it flavor, and that really helps. And lastly, and probably very important, I haven't been snacking at night; I'm sure I will slip up with this sooner or later, but this has made a big difference I think.

And just so you know, I've been sneaking M & M's here & there the past few days, so I haven't been a total angel! If the junk food is in the house, I tend to gravitate towards it!

  
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SARAH_VW 4/17/2008 8:08AM

    Awesome news!! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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HEIDI14DAN 4/15/2008 4:57PM

    Sounds like you have been doing awesome! Keep up the good work staying active. I tend to be like you...I gravitate towards the junk if it's in the house. I'm so glad all the Easter candy is finally gone. If I had M&Ms I'd be snacking on them too. Do what you can to avoid them but hopefully the rest of the household will finish them off so they are gone! It's really the only way to resist. No sense tempting yourself on a daily basis.

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NEWBUTTERFLY76 4/15/2008 9:01AM

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HUGS2013 4/14/2008 11:39PM

    Good for you on the weight loss. Two pounds is a good loss. Your plan is working for you. I hope that you have another good week. Deanie

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BABIE_JANE 4/14/2008 11:12PM

    emoticon emoticonI hope when I get on the scale tomorrow I will see a lower number. Keep up the good work. As long as you don't sit and eat a whole bag of M&M's at a time, no problem. We are still allowed to have our treats, just don't overdo. Keep drinking your water.

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CANDICE_628 4/14/2008 7:36PM

    Yay!!! 2 down! Keep up the great work!

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LISAUEDA 4/14/2008 7:20PM

    Way to go with your two pounds. It feels incredible when you notice it start coming off. Keep up all the hard work, and it will definitely pay off.

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I Did A WorkOut!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


If you've been reading my blog, you know that I barely get any exercise in.
I haven't been trying that hard either though. Yesterday I switched from Stage 1 to Stage 2 on the SparkDiet and one thing that really made me think was to find the time that you do have. Now, having 2 kids, most of the time that I have free in the afternoons, I use to clean, do homeschool Pre-K work with my daughter or check my e-mails.

Well, yesterday I checked out a bunch of Workout DVD's from the library and I did a Pilates Core WorkOut today (see picture above). A lot of people think that Pilates is boring or easy (at least some people I've talked to), but honestly, it is a challenge, it really stretches you (I need this badly) and it left me feeling invigorated! There is a 2nd workout on this DVD called 'Ballet Core WorkOut'. So that will probably be the next one I try.

I do need to work some cardio work in somewhere....maybe tomorrow.

Forgot to put my darn pedometer on again today. I was doing a lot of cleaning & organizing this morning and just kept going. Now how do I track housecleaning in my daily exercise log? I always forget to do that!

  
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PUPPYWHISPERS 4/2/2008 6:23PM

    Good for you, that's great! Find something you love to do, and you'll keep on doing it. You'll free great afterwards too!. Congratulations!

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HUGS2013 4/2/2008 4:46PM

    Congratulations on your work out. I love the fact that the library has current DVD's what a blessing. Sounds like you enjoyed your work out. That is a good start for you. Good luck reaching your goal. Best Wishes, Deanie

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Starting Stage 2 ~ Healthy Diet Habits

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


I switched over to Stage 2 this evening. So far I have read a few articles about the Healthy Diet Habits Stage.

This blurb here is especially important for me to remember:

"As you cut down portions, you may feel a little hungry at first. To offset this temporary hunger without eating more":

* Drink more water
* Eat fiber-loaded foods
* Eat low-calorie foods first
* Eat slowly, put the fork down between bites

They want me to measure my foods.....I can tell you right now, this is not going to happen. I have 2 kids and I'm lucky most days if I can squeeze in eating a good meal! So Strike 1 for me right there. Honestly, there are some parts of this diet program that just don't fit into a busy Mom's lifestyle!
I will try to do the best I can, but I definitely can't do these things all to a 'T'.
I'm lucky to get online most days! Sometimes even some of the teams I am in, there challenges sound awesome to me, but I just can't participate because I have so many other responsibilities! In the Fall, when my 5 yr old goes off to Kindergarten, I'm hoping to be able to gain a bit more time, but I'll still have my Toddler at home with me all day, so I'm not sure how much time I will gain, if any.

I have written down how many calories I'm supposed to be eating daily and how many calories I need to burn each week. I borrowed some exercise DVD's from the library today and hope to try one of them tomorrow.

~Eat 1200-1550 calories daily~
~Burn 560 calories per week~

The 6 Healthy Diet Habits Are:

1- Portion Control
2- Eating The Right Foods
3- Exercising Consistently
4- Drinking Water
5- Eating On Purpose
6- Find Unexpected Time & Spend It Wisely

  


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