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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ok, I am beginning my 5th week of healthy lifestyle living. I must say I am still pretty pumped up and not losing the battle of willpower.

The longer I stay the longer I am realizing that this is not hard if it is done right. For me what is working is that I am eating what I want but really staying under my calorie count. I eat about every 2 hours something under 200 calories. My breakfast, lunch & dinner stay at 300-350 calories with a 200 snack between two of the meals.

Im beginning to realize that I love fruit, the problem in the past is that I never kept it around and now that I am I like it. I ate a few doritoes today and thought they tasted two salty. I love doritos but have not been having them because they were a weakness of mine. So I treated myself today and felt like I have not been missing nothing. I think my tastebuds are changing.

Now when I want something, I ask myself, Do you really want this? A piece of 500 calorie chocolate cake, or a 330 calorie nutty bar just does not make sense when I can have two snacks verses that one and it be much more healthy for me.

Another change is that I am actually planning my day so that I can get some type of exercise in. I used to have the attitude, "Exercise??? who has the time?? But now I am making an appointment with myself to make sure I have the time, and I feel good about it.

My family is also taking a notice, my husband is impressed that this has not been one of those 1-2 week starvation diets and then I am quitting. My daughter who also has a weight problem asked if maybe she should join the gym too this morning. (Whoo Hoo).

I am really excited that I feel like my mind and attitude is changing and not just a quick fix eating change.

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IM-SO-WORTH-IT 4/13/2012 2:35PM

    Yeah Fran, Way to go! Keep up the good work!

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SASSYLJB 3/27/2012 5:43PM

    You go girl! Keep up the great work! I know you can do it!

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Thank God For Spring

Friday, March 23, 2012

This week has sure shown that springtime is in the air.. emoticon

Springtime means new beginnings, trees bud, flowers bloom and sunshine is enjoyed.

Makes me think of all the little things I love....

the smell of fresh cut grass emoticon

the fresh air blowing in the screens of the windows emoticon

driving with your car windows down, radio turned up and feeling like a teenager again emoticon

Taking walks at the park emoticon

Spring just does something wonderful to make me appreciate life and all that it offers..

Thank you Lord for the season of Springtime and the feeling it brings.


2 Weeks In

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Well I am a little over two weeks of being completly dedicated to this diet and I am excited. I have not been disallowing myself any treats but staying under my 1500 calorie count. I have lost avg of 2lbs each week, counting this 3rd week that I will not record until Sunday.

I feel much better even though the weight is not coming off. I have been doing my 740 minutes in exercise/cardio each week and walking 5 miles per week. I walked a mile today at lunch, I still have trouble doing much more than a mile, my legs feel like jello. My goal is to be doing a 3 mile stretch by the end of April which I think can be accomplished.

I am in my last semester of school before I receive my bachelors degree emoticon so I am having a hard time between work, school, home and kids finding the time to exercise but I am determined.

I am going today to join a Gym, some student for the college I work for are joining with me. This will be fun, me being a 45 year old woman joining a gym with young adults, maybe they will motivate me.

Lovin life and lookin forward to a long healthy journey..

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MIKEYCO 3/15/2012 3:52PM

    emoticon You say the weight is not coming off but you have lost 2 lbs per week. 2 lbs per week is very good and is at the higher end of the recommended weekly weight lose goal. Sounds like you are doing a lot and I bet you will see your body catch up soon. I also suspect you have been replacing fat with muscle from all the exercise you are getting that will reflect on the scale as well. Just remember you are getting healthier no matter what the scale says.

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What makes us NOT

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I was watching Dr. Oz yesterday and he had ladies on there with full blown belemia. One gal was on a feeding tube and could not stand to give herself a full protein shake because it had too many calories, yet she was skin and bones and on the verge of death.

I thought, Why would she not want to eat knowing she is about to die. Why won't she JUST eat. It makes no sense to me, but while pondering her issues I thought that the same message can relate to myself. Why can't I just stop eating unhealthy and exercising knowing that my life depends on it.

Although her dilema is pretty severe, I think that if we could all see inside our bodies and see the visual affects of what is going on inside, we would see just how sever it is and that we need to start taking care of ourselves today.

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PEANUT883 3/10/2012 6:19PM

  It's very true. It doesn't matter which side of the extreme you are on, any extreme is bad. Thanks for bringing that to light.

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INFINITELEIGH 3/10/2012 6:46AM

    A very valid point.

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MELLIELOU140 3/8/2012 12:53PM

    WOW! That is a great observation!

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