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Reasons to give up sugar

Sunday, April 06, 2014

1. It makes me feel sick and tired after I eat it
2. I feel wider and softer around the middle the next day after eating a lot of sugar
3. I know it's creating insulin insensitivity and fuelling inflammation in my body

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 4/10/2014 10:54AM

    Thanks, this is me! Victoria

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MJ7DM33 4/6/2014 9:00PM

  All of those are good reasons to give it up! emoticon

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Sep 16

Monday, September 16, 2013

It's been a while ... but here I am.
What does 6lb in 6 weeks look like? 21,000 calories.

*Reduction from Moving* = 9,120 (43%) + 13,020 (62% sedentary motion)
1,380 = Pilates Classes (6 classes @ 230 calories in 75 minutes).
1,800 = 5 sets with 2 reps + 10 min stretching (3/wk for 6 weeks, 100 calories in 40 minutes)
3,890 = Elliptical Trainer (4/wk for 6 weeks @ 162 calories in 20 min)
550 = Nordic Walking twice @ 276 going 3.5 mph for 45 mi
1,500 = walk from office to car (downhill, 5/wk for 6 weeks @ 50 cal going 3mph for 12 min)
13,020 = 310 daily sedentary motion (20% of BMR)

*Reduction from Food* = 11,170 (53%) from 1300 (3 meals + 2 snacks) - 1,566 BMR

*Total calories planned for attack* = 33,310 (or 9.5lb)

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MARGARITTM 9/16/2013 3:13PM

    Interesting numbers

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/16/2013 2:55PM

    Makes you think twice
Dr Oz Show Fan Team Leader

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Daily Motivation Day 33

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Think about the last time you got off track with your diet. What caused you to get derailed from your good intentions? Its normally at gatherings or the notion of "treats" - things I don't have often like nanimo bars or cupcakes.

Imagine rewinding the memory, but taking a different path where you make better choices. I know they say eat first but that's hard. If it's family, I could bring a container to enjoy something the next day instead, or I could plan for "treats" so they're not mentally a special thing.

Think of this exercise the next time you're in danger of falling off the wagon.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/16/2013 2:52PM

    Great tip, most of my binges can be traced back to emotional upset.
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ANGELA76H 2/28/2013 1:59PM


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Daily Motivation Day 32

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Imagine calling a friend to offer encouragement during her weight-loss journey. Now imagine giving yourself the same advice.

You're eating well. I know carbs aren't an issue, but are you getting enough protein, fibre and water? What about exercise? Why aren't you prioritizing the time??

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BARCLE 2/27/2013 9:33PM


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JUNEAU2010 2/27/2013 7:14PM

    Well said! I should read this blog (and act on it) every day!

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Daily Motivation Day 31

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Imagine that you decline someone who offers you a tempting treat because you know it won't fit into your food budget for the day. What do you say? How do you remain firm? How does it feel to know that you are in control of what you eat?

Even my staff have commented that I'm my own worst enemy. I struggle to say no to sweets, even when I know they are wheat based and I'll feel sick. I'm still really struggling with this - I don't remain firm, and I don't feel in control.

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ANGELA76H 2/26/2013 11:34PM

    Sweets are tough! Try saying "I don't eat that." Instead of telling yourself , I can't eat that. It's amazing how much this has helped. ;) Thanks for the tips!

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GORDONBE 2/26/2013 9:15PM

    I like today's motivation:

There are no short cuts to the places worth going to.

What are my short cuts? 1. over scheduling my days so a workout (even a 20 min yoga session) is too much. 2. not saying no to sweets.

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GORDONBE 2/26/2013 9:12PM

    Oh I like these one for rewards:

Put $1 in a jar every time you meet a goal. When it gets to $50, treat yourself.
Go for a spa treatment
Celebrate "100% Days". If you reach 100% of your goals that day, choose two rewards.
Pay someone to do the house cleaning this week. (this would be a real motivator if Hubby would ever agree!)

Resource from SP: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource

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