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Where's the wagon?

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Blah... I fell off the wagon. I was doing so good at losing weight. Then I stopped tracking for awhile and gained it all back. This just goes to show that it's a lifestyle change, not just something you do for awhile to lose the weight and then go back. I know that, of course we all do, but of course we all slip up sometimes.
I can be a very disiplined person. I just have to visually track what I am eating, otherwise I fall into the trap of thinking it doesn't count if I didn't write it down.
So here I am again, I am going to do better this time. Wish me luck.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JIBBIE49 7/3/2008 12:01PM

    Oh, Hon, I'm so glad you are back. I've fell off the wagon dozens of times in the past 8 months, but I get right back on and go again. I've signed in every single day for the last 8 months and I won't stop. I know you won't either.

Read "SHRINK YOURSELF" by ROGER GOULD, M.D. on stopping emotional eating, if that is a problem. There is a SPARKTEAM here for the book now.

Happy 4th of July. Make NEXT year July 4, 2009 a celebration at your GOAL.

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Life, or something like it

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Yesterday while driving to work I was listening to the radio. The regular station was interupted with an Amber Alert for a missing 5 year old girl. Those things fill me with terror, literal terror. My little baby girl is two years old. She isn't in my care most of the time (a fact I hate, but am powerless to change). I can only really feel like I am protecting her while I am with her. What if someone takes her? Will she remember me? She is so little...
It really puts life into perspective thinking about scary things like this. It makes me thankful for my religion even if I don't live it perfectly. I know that our families can be together forever. I also know there is a purpose to our life here on Earth. I tend to contemplate these things here and there in between pacing through my mundane life. It makes some things seem so silly, like the fact that my coworker switched my keyboard with hers because mine is better. Who really cares? Yet so much of my life seems to be taken up with these silly little things. I guess the most important things are our families and our health. We should be striving to protect those two things.


My Great Food Finds

Thursday, July 13, 2006

My great food finds

Sara Lee Delightful Wheat Bread - only 45 calories per slice, half the amount of regular bread and it is good too, soft and tasty.

CocoaVia Chocolate - about 100 calories per bar these have heart healthy fats and vitamins and are really decadent. I can only find them at Wild Oats though.

Morning Star Farms Chik'n Nuggets. 190 calories per serving (four nuggets). They are tasty microwaved (better than real chicken in my opinion). Cheapest at Walmart.

Kraft fat-free Mayo (with the red lid). One Tablespoon is 10 calories!!! And in my opinion it is pretty good, but I am not a mayo snob.

Wish-Bone Salad Spritzers - One calorie per spray. I find I need more sprays than the recommended serving size for a meal size salad, but it's still low calorie. I like the Italian and Balsamic Breeze.

I Can't Belive It's Not Butter Spray - On the same line as the Salad Spritzers, it's just a flavoring, but it works pretty good on everything from corn to toast.

I will add more great food as I find them.

Additions to my list:

Bageful Whole Wheat Bagels. YUM! I love cream cheese, oh yeah and bagels too. These are like portion-controlled bagel yummy-ness. 200 calories a piece, and they have a whole wheat version.

There is now a Ranch salad spray (not sure of the brand name), it's really pretty good, despite saying "Ranch Vinagrette" it's not vinegar-y at all. You don't get the creamy mouth feel, but the taste is great.


My Personal Everyday Goals

Thursday, July 13, 2006

1. Weigh my self each morning and record it.
2. Track everything I eat, everyday.
3. Eat between 1200-1400 calories 6 days a week.
4. Walk 30 minutes or more 4 days a week (or more).