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Looking forward to the week

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I'm looking forward to this week, but with no specific reason why.

Sure, we've got plans to spend the weekend with friends at their lake cottage,
but that's not why this week is exciting.

This week, I have yet another opportunity to work out, eat right and be responsible for myself. Thhis is not a burden, but a privilege.

It's just a better way to look at it. emoticon

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    Love your positive attitude. Have a wonderful week.

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More of the same

Friday, July 22, 2011

Today, I looked in the mirror and liked what I saw better than I did in January.

This thrills me - really.

But - - - (it's still a big but(t)). emoticon
It occurred to me that I still have a long way to go.
I am determined that this thought will not derail me on my journey.
It's just that I hadn't had this particular thought until today.

I will continue the behaviors that have gotten me to this point in order to get to the next point.

More of the same...

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COMPUCATHY 7/23/2011 10:15AM

    Atta girl! Keep pushing forward...what has worked to get you here...will get you where you want to go! Thanks for your encouragement! I hope you have a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Spark on! emoticon

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This is a test of the new habits emergency system. This is only a test.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Yesterday was the hardest day I've had since I started this new lifestyle in January.

I was run-down, sore and tired. With a bad attitue to boot.

I asked for help from my SP friends and they delivered. Advice on why I might be feeling less than wonderful and that overeating would not help. Advice on how my body might be craving some nutrient and that maybe I should listen. I don't know what was going on, but I felt awful, just awful.

I did end up eating more than I should - but not by much (you may laugh, but I did measure my veggie chips, so I'd know what to put into my food tracker). I remember thinking "is this a test? If so, how will I handle it? Will I chalk it up to a bad day and go right back to the better habits tomorrow?"

Well, I did go back to the better habits. When I got up this morning, I reminded myself that everyone has an off day, and that it was time to move on. I walked with a friend this AM (in 90 degree heat), and ate a plate of raw veggies and hummus for lunch. Yum.

********This has been a test of the new-habits emergency system. In the event that you fall off the wagon, remember that tomorrow is another day.
Keep calm and carry on.*****************

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IMREITE 7/21/2011 9:25PM

    way to go!

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MARYELLEN301 7/21/2011 8:37PM

    Veggie Chips as opposed to Potato chips, and actually measuring them so you'd have an accurate measurement to know exactly how far you fell off the wagon...I'd say that's the mark of a true Spark Person. We all have bad days. Some worse than others, but it sure as heck beats a bad year, or decade! We've all had those! Nope, a bad day is better than any of the other options. Hang in there!

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PATTYCAKE17 7/21/2011 8:11PM

    Thankyou; guess I'll chalk it up to 2 bad days with bad attitudes to boot! Even the co-puter won't print the letter:l--n or a - to end a sentence! To-orrow will be better! emoticon emoticon

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AAAACK 7/21/2011 7:08PM

    I'd say you were already using the better habits, even on your bad day! Great job! I also started measuring my binge foods - you can laugh back at me when I tell you that one day I just kept bingeing but kept measuring, and in the end I measured (and ate) 3500 calories. I know that sounds silly, but knowing what I'd done at the end, instead of putting it in that dark closet where I hide my binge eating stats from myself, kind of made me wake up and start looking for answers as to why I do what I do. It's really one of the things that brought me here. And the other good habit you used was asking for help on this website - I'd say even on a "bad" day, you're such a smart girl!

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CLS413 7/21/2011 6:12PM

    Great job! Unfortunately when I learned that lesson, sure my stress level went down, but the number of bad days seemed to go up since, "It's okay, tomorrow's another day!" I'm still way better off than I was a year ago, but I need to be tougher with myself.

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I'm really hungry today

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Honestly hungry.

Stomach growling...distracted...I've worked out...taken a shower...eaten appropriately...drank some water.

It's been awhile since I've felt this hungry.


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TOTHEFUTURE1 7/20/2011 11:07PM

    I agree your body is trying to tell you something. I am mostly mouth hungry. Another suggestion SUCK some ice (water) or a hard candy

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 7/20/2011 6:35PM

    I've found that when I that seriously hungry it is because my body is trying to tell me I'm lacking something important. I hate when that happens just before bedtime. In turn, that leads me to wonder what part is just me rebelling.

There are great "filler-uppers" that won't un-do your hard work. If you can find something that you can chew that might help. I'm not talking gum, but something that gets your system into gear. (dare I suggest a low-sodium jerky?)

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COUTURELADY 7/20/2011 4:08PM

    Are you eating enough? Sometimes I am hungrier than other days. I've just started splitting my lunch in half and eating it early and a little later on to manage my hunger. Can you have a cup of tea? Sometimes that helps me...good luck, hang in there! emoticon

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Crazy from the heat

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

So, here in SE Wisconsin we are in the middle of a "heat dome".
Apparently, we will have upper 90s today and there is no predicted relief in sight.

I made sure to get my gardening done by 9AM and was drenched with sweat by the time I came in the house. Then I did Walk it Out with my Wii for another 90 minutes.

I must be nuts - but in a good way (I hope).

Stay cool everyone!

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SLOLOSER 7/19/2011 9:40PM


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LHLADY517 7/19/2011 8:14PM

    This heat is hurting us big time here in the Ozarks. My garden is dying. One plus--we don't need to mow the grass.

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STLSUE01 7/19/2011 2:11PM

    It was about 82degrees this morning at 7 when I did my walk: a 1.5 mile loop. I dripped, I groaned, I swore I had only committed to 10 minutes of exercise a day -- why was I torturing myself like this??

But after the walk, and drinking my water and taking my vitamins, I realized it's all good: In another four months I'll be fighting the cold wind instead.

Fight the good fight! emoticon

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