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Loving Myself Challenge: Day 14 ...and 15!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Hey guys... Still pushing :-)

1. walked 15,000 steps
2. drank plenty water
3. Controlled my coffee intake
4. Only ate 1/2 of my FREE burrito ( threw the rest of the tortilla away)
5. Did strength training exercises!

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1. Went to dinner and ordered Salmon, broccoli, mashed potatoes. Only ate half!
2. Ate all my dessert (small brownie sundae) counted the cals, logged it, AND enjoyed every bite!
3. Stregth exercises
4. Spent time with a friend after work
5. Drank plenty water.

I am becoming more compassionate towards myself. :-) I actually heard myself say aloud "Sure, I have plenty flaws... just like everyone else. I guess it depends what you are looking for. If you want to find something wrong with me, you'll find it. But, if you want to find something positive... I have many positive traits too! Just depends on what you're looking to find." I've never said that aloud before... but you know what it's TRUE!

I am amazing. YOU are amazing. Do we mess up? Do we offend others sometimes accidentally? SURE! But, I bet if someone were actually trying to see the good in you, they would see PLENTY!

Keep smiling, and love yourself! I'm really learning that there is more good to me than bad. :)
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123ELAINE456 2/2/2013 10:58PM

  AWESOME POST!!! LOVE IT!!! GOD LOVES YOU TOO!!! YOU ARE DOING BEAUTIFULLY!!! KEEP PUSHING FORWARD!!! God Blessings To Everyone. Have A Delightful Day And A Wonderful Week. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CHICKPEA23 2/2/2013 6:05PM

    I love this post! I'm going to think about the "there is more good to me than bad" - it seems so simple and true when you put it that way, but I still second-guess myself sometimes. Glad to hear you're taking care of business :)

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MANDELOVICH 2/2/2013 5:08PM

    You are doing so well! Great job! And I love that you are seeing a change in your level of compassion for yourself. That is huge! You are amazing!

Here are my five...

1. Ran 8 miles.
2. Haven't binged in 3 days.
3. Started over after having a conflict with my husband.
4. Really organizing in my house.
5. Did lots of healthy cooking!

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STEVIEBEE569 2/2/2013 1:50PM

    Way to go on loving yourself! Keep up the challenge! You can do it! emoticon

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SUGAR0814 2/2/2013 1:14PM

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CIERAPOET 2/2/2013 1:12PM

    emoticon Happy Saturday To You!!!

I gave you a Goodie before I knew you were in this challenge!
God IS Amazing!!! emoticon

You are making great progress and I like your attitude! That's GREAT SUCCESS! Enjoy the journey and all this lifestyle is teaching you. As you go people are learning from you and following your example! emoticon
Be Blessed In ALL You Do!
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Loving Myself Challenge: Day 13

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hey guys! I was productive today!

1. Treated myself to dinner and ordered Salmon and ate 1/2 my meal and shared the appetizer
2. Did a workout video STRENGTH for the first time in a long time
3. Came home and did a MID DAY workout when I could have just taken a nap
4. Made an effort to only drink ONE cup of coffee. The rest was tea and water
5. Watching bible study online since the real bible study was cancelled due to inclement weather/ flash flood warning

Well, I'm happy with my day! I hope you all have a great day! Hope you treated yourself nicely... and continue to do so! Valentine's day is COMING... what better way to share love than to FIRST love yourself and give from that which you ALREADY HAVE!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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GONABFIT 2/2/2013 1:00PM

    Thank you for reading guys!!!

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REMEMBER2BME 2/2/2013 12:17PM

    Great job!!!

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123ELAINE456 1/30/2013 11:56PM

  Awesome!!! You done Great Today. God Blessings to Everyone. And Have a Lovely Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SANDRAJOAN1958 1/30/2013 11:50PM

    Wow! You showed a lot of discipline today.

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SUGAR0814 1/30/2013 10:18PM

    Good list! emoticon

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BRAVELUTE 1/30/2013 8:59PM

    That's quite a TaDone! list!! Good for you! emoticon

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Loving Myself Challenge: Day 12

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Had some technical difficulties and for some reason was unable to open the blog to write it.

But, here we go. :) So far, this challenge has taught me that I have a tendency to be hard on myself and expect perfection. I try not to... but I really don't like not following the rules OR doing things that are the opposite of my goal. I have always had the philosophy that it's important not to "give up the things I want MOST for the things I want NOW." But some how occasionally I feel like I'm giving up what I want in the long run for a quick thrill.

I also am learning that I do NOT have to be perfect and that an occasional high calorie treat and/or meal don't equal my demise. I read an article that basically said as soon as you get off track, get back on track. If we fell down a few stairs would we say 'that's it, I've screwed up I may as well throw myself down the rest of the stairs"? No, we get back up... dust ourselves off and walk more carefully down the rest of the stairs. If we miss our exit on the highway should we continue driving for HOURS in the wrong direction OR do we get off on the next exit and turn around as quickly as we can...

I think we should treat weight loss that way. Get up as quickly as we can from our missteps and QUICKLY get back on the right path.

So... this challenge to LOVE MYSELF is making me have more compassion for myself. The same compassion I would give others who were having a hard time. I would tell them, "You can do this! Don't give up, don't get discouraged. Each step you take is getting you a little closer to your goal. A year from now you will be happy you started and NEVER GAVE UP. " and that's exactly what I am going to tell myself :)

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So, here are my 5 things from Day 12
1. I tracked my foods- honestly
2. I wore my pedometer and walked the long way to get extra steps
3. I made an effort to get my water in
4. I went to bed early because I was tired and had a long/hard day (slept 10 hours)
5. I consciously chose to let a stressful situation go instead of ruminating over it when it was out of my control.

OK, I'll post later tonight about my day 13. I hope you are all doing well and maybe learning more ways to love yourself! :)

  
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REMEMBER2BME 2/2/2013 12:16PM

    I LOVE your falling down the stairs comparison. I must say, from your last blog I was a bit concerned that you were a perfectionist. You mentioned something about getting in 430 minutes of exercise when you went over your calories. I thought WHAT??? I love your list of 5. Great job. I too have to catch myself sometimes and ask, would I talk to a friend that way, No... I would be totally supportive. Now it comes more naturally.



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123ELAINE456 1/30/2013 5:35PM

  Great Blog. Good Wisdom. God Blessings to You and Have a Lovely Day. Take Care.

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RASLALIQUE 1/30/2013 4:23PM

    This is a great challenge! Many of us could use the advice you have just shared. I often treat others much better than how I treat myself too.

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MIATIA1 1/30/2013 1:53PM

    Self discovery is a major step along our journey and such a wonderful way to recognize our self worth....

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SUGAR0814 1/30/2013 1:16PM

    Loving yourself seems to be the theme of the blogs today! emoticon You are doing a great job! Just keep pushing forward!

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MANDELOVICH 1/30/2013 12:00PM

    Firstly, I love what you wrote about being kind to yourself and learning to love yourself. I'm really trying to do the same. I expect perfection from myself too and then beat myself up every time I make a small mistake. And then, I make the small mistake a big mistake and let it get out of control! In fact, for the past 3 months that is all I've done and I'm up 13 pounds as a result! Hating myself thin is definitely not working at all. It's time to learn to love myself thin with compassion and ease.

So your 5 things are awesome - cooking, tracking, sleeping a lot, and also not letting stress get the better of you! Bravo!

My five things:

1. I worked out.
2. Yesterday I ate each meal very slowly and mindfully.
3. I was there for my husband during his chemo.
4. I stayed active on SP.
5. I listened to a bunch of weight loss podcasts.

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CRICKET217 1/30/2013 11:29AM

    Lots of great wisdom in your blog! I too have been working on being nicer to myself, and I really think that is what's going to make a difference in my journey.

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TAGSUIT2 1/30/2013 11:19AM

    Let the truth be told, I like that post and i think we can treat ourselves once a month. As long as we don't overdo it. Keep doing what you're doing it working for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Loving Myself Challenge: Day 11

Monday, January 28, 2013

It's Monday and I am back in the swing of things! I am back to logging my foods and trying to make sure I stay within my goals.

I am also making an effort to read more articles that promote weight loss and give me tips.

1. I read 2 articles today about strategies for weight loss
2. I tracked my foods
3. I took a nap when I had a migraine today... I really needed it.
4. I'm working on my water intake... about to go drink a glass now!
5. Walked on the treadmill for > 30 mins.


Thing to work on:

The eating system I am using does not use basic calories... so I need to be very careful to count them before I eat to make sure I am within my limits.
*If I go over, I will make sure I AT LEAST do 430 mins of exercise that day.
The next day, I will START over brand new.
Will eat 3 fruit/veggies tomorrow.

I'm going to work on staying within the limits/goals THIS WEEK! I want to see a loss of AT LEAST 2 pounds! :)

**I did an hour workout and got my 10,000+ steps in (11,000 something actually) and ate broccoli and an orange.

  
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REMEMBER2BME 2/2/2013 12:12PM

    Outstanding! Great job!

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SUNSET09 1/28/2013 11:18PM

  Loving yourself is what it's all about as we are deserving of every good thing that comes our way and the happens to us. What's ours, willbe ours! Keep up the good work and remember, one day at a time, Sweet Jesus! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 1/28/2013 9:36PM

  You are doing Great!!! Keep It Up!!! God Blessings To Everyone. Have a Delightful Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MANDELOVICH 1/28/2013 9:17PM

    Great job! Sorry to hear about your migraines. Ouch.

Today...well, I binged, but here are good things I did too...

1. I worked out this morning.
2. I had a phone session with an eating disorders coach and got some good strategies.
3. I made healthy veggies.
4. I got onto SP even after binging to own up to it.
5. I set out my workout gear for tomorrow.

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Loving Myself Challenge: Days 7,8,9,10 with Pics :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013



Loving Myself Challenge continues!! [...and never stopped ;-) ]

1. I'm proud that I made time to go on a date during the week. He and I get along very well and always have a good time.
2. I went on a girls trip and we went skiing!! We had a GREAT time and were active the whole weekend.
3. I tried something new, took a few falls, got up and tried again... and in the end had a BLAST SKIING!!!!
4. I ate relatively well and did not pig out or unnecessarily over do it.
5. I got back home and made a HEALTHY broccoli and turkey sausage stir fry, with cabbage. Back on my healthy eating plan immediately!


I added a few pictures so you guys can see me on my Skis! I feel happy and proud that I tried something new and was active this weekend. I'm about to go workout again. Then, I'll finish up some work and head to bed! I'm exhausted!

  
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REMEMBER2BME 2/2/2013 12:10PM

    Too cool. Skiing is a great workout. Great job on not overdoing with the food. I am sure it would be easy to do so on a weekend with friends.

GREAT job!

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SUGAR0814 1/28/2013 9:49AM

    emoticon Looks like you had a blast skiing!

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MANDELOVICH 1/28/2013 8:31AM

    Awesome! Great job!

Here are my five:

1. I've had two days on track and am feeling more motivated to stay on track.
2. I prepared tons of healthy foods for the week.
3. I got up early to do yoga and jog.
4. I tracked everything on Spark.
5. I helped my husband who has been feeling really awful from chemo.

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123ELAINE456 1/27/2013 10:32PM

  Sounds and Looks like You had a Fabulous Weekend. I'm very Glad and Happy for You. Have a Good Night Sleep and a Wonderful Week. God Blessings on Everyone on This Lord's Day. Enjoy It. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PRIN1978 1/27/2013 9:51PM

    Way to go! I'm proud of you. Keep up the great work!

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PAIGECOOK7903 1/27/2013 7:35PM

    I love the Loving Myself Challenge idea! In the end you won't be happy even at your goal weight if you don't love yourself. emoticon

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