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Healthy Habits-----For Life!

Monday, November 03, 2008

I truly need to establish healthy habits. Not just for a period of time and then slip back into my bad habits, but healthy habits I can keep for the rest of my life.

I've probably said this before, but I'm good at knowing what I'm supposed to do to get the lbs. off, but I'm so lazy about it. It's easier to keep indulging in the same 'ol bad eating habits and lack of exercise because I'm too tired and too stressed to do anything about it all.

My kids went trick or treating on Halloween and I ate too much of their chocolate. (My oldest daughter cannot have nuts/peanuts, and my 2 your old has never had peanut I ate too many Reese's peanut butter cups!) I think it's because there is never this much candy & chocolate in the house and I was just craving it (time of the month). It gives me a real wake-up call when you eat that garbage and then your stomache feels so awful.

I hope to get back into the swing of things again with Sparking & blogging here. It does help me to have a place to come to just jot down things I am thinking.

Lastly, since tomorrow is the big Election Day, please go out and VOTE!!!!!

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HEIDI14DAN 11/14/2008 4:55PM

    Boy your comments about the candy really hit home. Though my kids don't have the allergies...having all that chocolate in the house right at TOM was a horrible temptation. I ate way too much chocolate and then regretted what I had done later. Now the candy and TOM is gone so time to get back on track and focused again.

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SMYLEERED 11/4/2008 8:49PM

    Now that Halloween is over, phew thank God, you'll be okay and over the chocolate cravings. One day at a time does it!

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L.I.L.MOMMY 11/4/2008 4:36AM

    It's funny, I think 99.9% of the people here would agree, we know what to do, it's a matter of doing it, I know I have the same issue, do great for a while then slip....but....I keep coming back, one of these days it will stick, at least I hope so!

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LULAROCK66 11/3/2008 10:49PM

    I love the food pyramid
I can soooo relate to the knowing what to do but not doing it because....

Lu (a LIL mommy member)

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    I am in the same boat. I know how to eat and exercise but I continue to go back to the same habits that got me this way. I hope you are able to get back on track. Cross your fingers for me!

Amanda {who wouldn't miss voting for anything!}

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CRBEDELL 11/3/2008 12:31PM

    It's hard to get our sensible logical side to control that "I want it" side, isn't it? LOL Spark is a great help in this area - best of luck to you!

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SUSIE581 11/3/2008 11:08AM

  I relate so much to the sweet eating I binged and I am having such withdrawals headache, sluggish feeling not to mention the guilt. But I am starting to get back on track. I appreciate the help- healthy habits for life!!!!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Before I was a Mom, I was really together. By that I mean I dressed pretty nice, wore make-up most of the time and my memory was pretty good. I became a Mom for the first time in December 2002 and now I barely recognize myself . I need to work on my self-image, as well as trying to regain some memory power!

1:30pm and I realize that I'm not wearing my pedometer! Uggghhh!!!! I know I've at least walked 3,000 ( maybe 5,000) steps by now, since I was outside playing with the kids. I wanted to continue on a streak for today for tracking my steps. I need to put the pedometer somewhere so I put it on right after I get dressed.

Yesterday my blog title was stressed and today I found an article entitled: "Why You Get Forgetful When Stressed". So, it all ties together, huh?
Here's the link to the article:

Right now I gotta work on getting more steps in for the day! emoticon

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HEIDI14DAN 8/26/2008 9:38PM

    I'm very much that I am constanly making lists and writing things down. I know if I didn't I wouldn't remember anything. Maybe it will improve after our children are grown...doubtful but hopeful.

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L.I.L.MOMMY 8/22/2008 7:56AM

    I have a theory, having ckildren taxes every ounce of brain power so there's not much left for remembering much of anything else! LOLOL

I often wonder how I ran a multi franchised car corporation everyday when I often go out the door without one essential or another!

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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 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.


There's two websites that tell about some exercises you can do. Have fun with it!

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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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HUGS2015 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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