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Saturday, January 15, 2011

I will write more later or tomorrow. Today was a rough day for me. Not food wise... and not exercise wise either. I just have been feeling sick and isolated (because I don't want to get others sick. ) :) The "Doctor-ly" thing to do I guess... instead of spreading germs. PLUS it's COLD out there! LOL

Anyway, the day has a pleasant ending and I re-discovered my love of dancing and burned 580+ cals dancing to music in my living room and making up routines. I never feel more alive than when I'm moving and actually using my creativity.

So I am going to do it more.

and that's what the next blog will be about. Time for some introspection. I have some things to work out in my personal life... but I guess that is why the joy is in the journey and not the destination. Always something new to learn.

Night sparkies. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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JIBBIE49 1/31/2011 10:13PM

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NELLIEC 1/15/2011 11:52PM

    Well, it is good to not pass your germs around, but yes, it is lonely!

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SLENDERELLA61 1/15/2011 10:20PM

    Congrats on all that great dancing. Sure hope you feel 100% soon! Congrats on wise eating during your time of feeling not so great. -Marsha

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Insight and Inspiration: 1

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Found this on the internet randomly... :-) Thought it could serve as inspiration to us all!
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Don't Quit -

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down
And you feel like the biggest failure in town;
When you want to give up just because you gave in
And forget all about being healthy and thin;
So What! You went over your points a bit;
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!

It's a moment of truth, It's an attitude change;
It's learning the skills to get back in your range;
It's telling yourself "You've done great up till now;
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal;
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.

To stumble and fall is not a disgrace
If you summon the will to get back in the race;
But, often the struggler's when losing their grip
Just throw in the towel and continues to slip
And learn too late when the damage is done
That the race wasn't over and they still could of won.

Life-style change can be awkward and slow
But facing each challenge will help you to grow;
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint in the cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit;
If you bite it you write it... But Don't you quit!

Author Unknown - Adapted by R.W. Brown

  
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JIBBIE49 1/31/2011 10:13PM

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MOZDADDY 1/16/2011 10:12AM

    Thanks for sharing this!

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SLENDERELLA61 1/12/2011 8:09PM

    Great! Love it!! It's the key to the WHOLE thing.

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AMBERBERRY 1/12/2011 7:50PM

    Thankyou!!

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SPARKLE1908 1/12/2011 6:26PM

    Thanks for this! I needed it!

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GONABFIT 1/12/2011 4:15PM

    yay!! Glad you guys can use this as much as I plan to! I'm feeling pretty good right now about my progress, but if you do this journey long enough, you'll know that there are bound to be some down times! Let's be proactive! :-D

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360NOMORE 1/12/2011 10:36AM

    SWEET Post, thanks!

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QUEENCREOLE 1/12/2011 6:27AM

    Thanks so much for this post! I love it. I think I may even post it where I can see it! Awesome!

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MYRNACARRIER 1/12/2011 2:02AM

    How encouraging.
Thanks so much.
I did just this today.
I was in my range and then I went and ate half a muffin and I am sure it took me 250 calories over.
Oh well tommorrow is another day.
I will try, try, try again. emoticon

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BRAINYBLONDE5 1/11/2011 10:27PM

    this was amazing! thank you so much for sharing it! :)

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RAINTHIEF 1/11/2011 9:53PM

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2BEATIT1 1/11/2011 9:43PM

    Thanks for sharing this. It is helpful for all of us at sometime in our lives.
Merci boucoup, thank you

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BROWNSUGADIVA 1/11/2011 9:43PM

  very nice... loved it!! emoticon

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Schedule your meals ahead of time: Follow the plan

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Today i am following my eating plan! :-) YAY! I created it last night before bed and decided I would follow it very closely! I allowed extra snack in case I get extra hungry and I will likely add in more fruits and veggies at my meals.

B: Turkey bacon 3 slices
oatmeal 1tbsp brown sugar
coffee + 1 tbsp sugar and splenda
egg white with cheese
----------------------> Breakfast eaten at 11:30 am (slept in :-) Cause I'm sick!) yum!
S: Banana
boiled egg
craisins

L: Grilled chicken + hot sauce (making buffalo strips)
salad

S: Soup?
apple
lean cuisine - if SUPER hungry
100 cal popcorn - if SUPER hungry

D: crab cake (i made it last night)
2 oz shrimp
broccoli

  
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JIBBIE49 1/31/2011 10:14PM

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MELLYBEANS0919 1/30/2011 3:45PM

    Great planning!

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CAMANDMAYASMOM 1/26/2011 1:43PM

    Way to go girl! Planning is definitely the KEY!

Good for you! :-)

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MOZDADDY 1/16/2011 10:17AM

    Planning is everything! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 1/11/2011 3:11PM

    Sounds like being greedy but its to stave off hunger from unpreparedness. I am thinking of what I can bring tomorrow even though I am FILLED to the brim with good food!

So tomorrow its a toss up between oatmeal w/toast or a scrambled egg w/toast for breakfast. Lunch, will be chili w/real fruit juice, blueberry yogurt for snack & grilled chicken breast a nice salad & a baked potato. Evening snack half of pb&j w/2%milk. YUMMY!! Perfecto!!

God bless & thanks for sharing!!

Dee

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MINENA1 1/11/2011 1:27PM

    I think this is awesome! I find I stick to eating healthier & better if I already have all my meals planned out for me. I kind of have to now with WW :) Great job girl!

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BLONDIESUE11 1/11/2011 1:27PM

    Planning is the easiest way to stay on track! emoticon

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Little Lessons: 1

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Today I learned the benefit of measuring and weighing foods! I was preparing lunch and found some broken tortilla chips. They were little pieces but I was hungry so I decided I'd still eat them... Something told me to try measuring/weighing them first and what do you know ... Those LITTLE broken pieces of chips equaled 2 oz! So I only ate 1/2! YAY !

But imagine if I had done what I normally would do... and just eaten them because, "they are only little fragments." You know what, those little bites add up and I could have easily eaten 300 calories without even knowing it! HMMMMM, so THAT must be how we can workout for hours on end, feel like we're eating "better" and never see results! As they say, Little foxes spoil the vine. I will do better to count all of my intake so I can see results!

Just wanted to share!

  
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BROWNSUGADIVA 1/11/2011 9:46PM

  Great lesson learned in deed.

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360NOMORE 1/10/2011 3:21PM

    that is so interesting, i continually eat the "broken" pieces and do not count them when i make dinner and such, wow. I better be more careful.

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SPARKLE1908 1/10/2011 9:37AM

    Good job with stopping and actually measuring them....you are very focused indeed!!!

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KMICHA 1/9/2011 10:18PM

    Great lessonn! Thanks for sharing! I eyeball a lot of things, and I'm sure I'm not on the low side but on the higher side! I need to find my scale and begin using it again. We are in the middle of a kitchen remodel and I don't remember where I put them!!! LOL!!!

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JENNIE745 1/9/2011 7:12PM

    What a great lesson with such a great visual that I know I have done on more occasions than I'd like to admit! Thanks for posting, I will think before I eat the crumbs!



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BRAINYBLONDE5 1/9/2011 4:57PM

    thats awesome! i always munch on those broken pieces but next time i will think twice!

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7PASTORMIKE7 1/9/2011 2:04PM

    Thanks for sharing these good thoughts !!!

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GANASSI 1/9/2011 2:01PM

    Wow! Great lesson learned! Thanks for sharing your story, and reminding me about weighing EVERYTHING, especially now I'm stuck on a plateau.

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Weekly goals: 1/9/11

Sunday, January 09, 2011

This is a short blog... but I'm just writing to say that I am recommitting myself to being accountable. I am starting to use spark people on my phone as a way to immediately record what I am eating and hold myself accountable. I only have a BlackBerry and the internet isn't that great but it'll do for now. I'm sure it will be better if I upgrade to a droid... but I am starting where I am!

So for the NEXT week I am committing to :

1. recording everything I eat and counting my calories
2. Being HONEST in my assessment at the end of the week AND honestly counting each meal/bite of food.
- at the end of the week I will KNOW how much I am eating and be better at making adjustments... plus eventually you get tired of seeing high calorie counts and wondering why you're not losing weight. :-)
3. weigh myself and record the weight. AND take my measurements. Then NOT judge myself. It is a number and a starting point. Being critical doesn't burn calories. ;)
4. drinking more water and exercising more days than not!

  
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BERRIMOUSE 1/11/2011 11:30AM

    Sounds good to me, we all are accountable to ourselves first. You will make progress on your journey. emoticon

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WEIGHTOSUCCESS 1/9/2011 10:57AM

    sounds like a plan my friend... you can do it!!

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SLOLOSER 1/9/2011 8:39AM

    Great plan!

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TWISTEDSTEELE 1/9/2011 6:04AM

    YOU KNOW YOU ARE ONE OF MY HERO'S KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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