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Losing again

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yes I am one of those people who does not believe that we should be defined by the scale, but by our actions. Still it is nice to see when the actions result in movement on the scale. I have been stuck at 282 for 6 months --- well not really stuck there, my weight has gone up from there --- as high as 290 in the last 6 months, but not down from there. Friday night, I got in 10 glasses of water and finally got 8 hours of sleep. When I woke up on Saturday morning, I was down to 280. WooHoo. It made me happy. Yesterday, I got in 10 glasses of water, slept more than 8 hours and woke and weighed 279. I have not seen below 280 in several years. I am on a roll!

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NEELY0918 2/17/2010 12:03PM

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congrats on your new life style. getting sleep and drinking water and a healthy diet. before you know it 250 will be starring you flat in the face and your going to need some new clothes for sure.

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PUDLECRAZY 2/15/2010 1:02AM

You go, girl!!!!


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IRONGRANNIE 2/14/2010 11:13PM

    Wonderful! I am sure I would just weigh more with all that water!

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NOMADIC_SOUL 2/14/2010 10:32PM

    Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIGGERIFFIC123 2/14/2010 10:12PM

    Woot! Keep up the good work!

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Not looking does not change reality

Friday, February 12, 2010

For so long, I would not look at myself. I refused to see what I had done to myself. I would not go to the beauty shop because I did not want to look in the mirror. I would not try on clothes, so I bought everything on line. I just refused to look. When we had our bathrooms redone, the contractor wanted to put in a full length mirror. I objected. I did not want to see myself.

The one thing that I did do over time though was to be in pictures. I had such a poor body image when I weighed 128 pounds that I do not have pictures of myself at my thinnest. I just did not want to be missing out of the family pictures once my son was born, so I do have pictures of myself from the time that I was 28 to today.

I asked Ian to take pictures of the snow today and upload them to my photobucket account. While he was doing that, I was able to see lots of the pictures of myself over the last few years. It is unsettling to me how much I define myself by my weight. I know how much I weighed in each of the pictures.

It did not make me thinner to not know what I looked like. It probably would have made me more cognizant of what I was doing to myself. So, from now on I am vowing to LOOK. I may even go buy that full length mirror and hang it up!

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ENUFF81020 2/14/2010 10:33AM

    Hi there,
I have been like you with the "looking" as well. Mine came from a childhood of people not wanting to see me or admit that I had issues, unless they were verbally abusing me for it (or worse). Our children tend to love us unconditionally though and mine love our family photos. They are here for the world to see and I cannot avoid any of this. I think we have to come to the decision you have just made and it will be useful in your quest for good health.

I have to be cautious even with what I see, because I see things in the way I believe them. I cannot see me as losing weight right now and still see myself as the person in the "before" photos. It is a strange thing that I cannot explain--and maybe it is a habit, I'm just not sure.

Thanks for the email about Ian being home--I am so glad for your both. Keep your focus on good health, but enjoy him more. Take care of yourself!!

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WOOSEL 2/13/2010 2:15AM

    You are so right with this... many of us believe if we don't see it (substitute the word "it" with whatever), it isn't there.

The first step in defeating what's making you unhealthy is to be AWARE.

DEFINE what you want to chage.

You have gone through this thought process well and can now deal with looking at yourself.

After all, how are you going to see all of the wonderful changes taking place if you don't know what your body looked like starting out??

I put some very unflattering pics of myself right on my Sparkpage (yuck). Was not easy for me but it motivates me greatly to improve my health.

I wish you the very best on your journey.


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LHLADY517 2/12/2010 6:47PM

    The Bible speaks about people who do look in the mirror but then forget what they look like:
James 1:22-24 (New International Version)

22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

So many times we have an image in our mind that we see no matter what the reality is. Either way, we need to be honest with ourselves and others.

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LADY420 2/12/2010 5:14PM

    This hit home for me, I am guilty of the same thing, just not looking... I hated what I saw looking back at me, so I stopped looking...
Thanks for writing this.
Have a Great Weekend!

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CMC1959 2/12/2010 4:56PM

    Go buy the mirror and hang it up!! Always remember that you are always beautiful in the eyes of Jesus. emoticon from your spark sister.

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My dog is driving me crazy!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I have an old dog. Her name is Spanky - she is beautiful. She is a red lab and chow mix with amber eyes. I have had her since I was single. She was a great watch dog while she felt like she was responsible for the safety of our little pack, but since I have gotten married, she recognizes Ian as the pack leader and has abdicated her watch dog role to him.

Any way, she loves to go for walks. While my bonus daughter was here, she took her on walks twice a day. And Spanky was ecstatic. She LOVES walks. So, while Ian has been out of town, I have been taking her for walks. As soon as she sees me come in from work, she is ready to go for her walk and she wants it RIGHT THEN. Well it is snowing today in Texas. It happens a day or two most years as a light sprinkle. Today we have snow!!! It has been snowing since early this morning. A solid cover and it has been heavy enough that tree limbs are breaking. We do not normally have this kind of snow. I am not prepared for this kind of snow. I do not own boots. I don't have a water repellant warm coat. I am just not ready for a walk outside in snow that is about 6-8 inches deep.

My dog does not understand that I cannot take her for a walk. She keeps on coming and getting me and leading me to where her leash hangs. I tell her "NO." Which she does not hear because she is deaf. I go and sit back down. And a few minutes later, she does it again.

She wants her walk. She thinks that I do not understand that she wants her walk so she keeps on telling me loudly and clearly SHE WANTS HER WALK.

The good news is that she has been able to talk me into taking her for a walk even when I do not feel like walking for me, I feel like walking for her. And that is a good thing.

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GLYPNIRSGIRL 2/12/2010 11:41AM

    Love the retractable leash ides. It turned out that I had to walk out to the car because I forgot my cell phone. I guess i was so concentrating on my footing that I did not get the door closed all of the way and she ran out behind me. When I opened the car door to get the cell phone, she jumped in the car. I kept the door open so she could come out when she wanted to --- I got tired and cold so I went back in. She eventually went on her own walk around the neighborhood. And stayed out for about 4 hours. i was afraid to go to sleep with her still outside. So I stayed up ... waiting for my dog to get in from her date!

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TBRANCH2 2/11/2010 10:42PM

    AAAHHHHH...well, if you can't go outside, maybe you could put her on the leash and walk her around inside the house?? I know that it isn't the same but,....

Thank God that we have a fenced yard and I just open the door and let mine out....problem is that when it is raining (we live in central Florida) they will go out and not want to come back in or they don't want to go out at just can't figure them out sometimes.....good luck....

Hey, I know, maybe you could put her on one of those retractable leashes, open the door and just let her go out and you stay in????? Just a thought.... emoticon emoticon

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I did it again!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I managed to hit the correct calorie range 2 days in a row! I got the right amount of all of my nutrients except for B12 and protein (just a few grams short).

It is a real stuggle for me to get all of the nutrients I track in the correct range. Usually if I hit the calorie range, I am short on fat. It is unusual for me to hit the calorie range and be low on protein. I ate lots of plants today and some of them - yummy avocado - were high in fat. So that helped. I also had olive oil in my salad dressing today.

A good day over all. Hope your day went well for you, too.

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JENELOPE 2/10/2010 3:37PM

    That is so awesome!

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JAUDON 2/10/2010 10:25AM

    Wonderful!!! emoticon

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JULESB1283 2/10/2010 2:16AM

  Great job! I was listening to a news story today that stated that people that consume lots of veggies, fish, olive oil, and fruits are healthier and less at risk for strokes and Alzheimer's! So excellent job adding olive oil and veggies into your meal plan today!

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SLKIDDER 2/10/2010 1:49AM

    I still rarely hit all my ranges correctly. I think I need to do more actual menu planning, not just eat "healthy stuff."

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SPICYTHATSME! 2/10/2010 1:41AM

    Great job keep up the good work emoticon

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I ate exactly what I felt like eating ...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Yesterday, I did something that I have rarely done lately. I did not feel like cooking dinner and I had the leftovers that I still had in the fridge for lunch (yeah, I know, but you know what I mean). So I ate exactly what I felt like. 10 stalks of celery with peanut butter (5 tablespoons), soy milk heated up with hershey's syrup. I had a healthy lunch - my home made vegetable soup, homemade pinto beans and homemade bread (am I a domestic goddess or what :-). Breakfast had been the bread toasted. Anyway, not feeling like cooking what I had on hand (the refrigerator is getting quite bare - celery, carrots, fresh oregano and cabbage) I decided to eat it RAW! RAW is easy. Peanut butter is almost always here because it is not normally one of my favorites. But celery and peanut butter for dinner with hot soy milk with Hershey's syrup. And where did I end up nutritionally? My best day ever!!! Perfectly in my target range on every indicator I track except I was over on fiber (almost every day) and on B12 (where I am perpetually low). I am thrilled! Thrilled I tell you! I met my goals on calories, protein, carbs, fats (another perpetually low spot) - what a day! WooHoo for me!

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WEALHTHEOW 2/9/2010 6:39PM

    Way to go, Girl!!!! :-D Sounds fabulous. I would love to trade recipes for homemade bread, too! I'm glad you had such a good day - here's hoping you're well on your way to an equally fabulous evening. :-)

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RAVENLOCKES 2/9/2010 9:28AM

    Good job!!! I love celery with low-fat cream cheese and with peanut butter!!! Crunchy things seem to satisfy my hunger. I figured out long ago too, that ditching the bread on a fast food burger was no issue either, once it has mustard, onions, lettuce and tomato on it, it is soggy...with no taste--so I pitch it and enjoy everything else...

keep sparkin'!!

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JAUDON 2/9/2010 7:46AM

    Sometimes your body will tell you what it wants - you just have to listen! Congrats on meeting all those goals, that is awesome! I, too, love days where I get to 'graze', and just eat random things. Usually its when hubby is out of town! Keep it up!! :)

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PERSISTANT123 2/9/2010 6:29AM

    emoticon Sometimes you just gotta let go!

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PUDLECRAZY 2/9/2010 6:15AM

    MMmmmmm, my Domestic Goddess Friend! The homemade soup and bread sounds mouthwatering. emoticon

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RENA1965 2/9/2010 1:39AM

    emoticon sometimes breaking free can be fun anyway. You had me going with the title- loved the story alot great blog..

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