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I am so tired.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I am tired today. Really tired. I don't know if it has to do with me eating alot of junk or just being tired. When Im tired Im careless when it comes to my diet. Eating whats easy rather than preparing something that would give me energy is last on my list. On top of it Ive had an emotional rollercoaster within this past month fighting to get the numbers on the scale to move. Very frustrating. Im starting to lose hope. On the other hand Im thinking get up and try again tomorrow. Tonight? Relax take a bubble bath. Pamper myself. Get some sleep. Try not to worry. Somehow someway it will all end up better. Don't be sad--get glad. Cut out caffeine---Am I under the weather? Im thinking? Am I putting too much pressure on myself? The good news is I haven't gained any more weight. Nor do I want to. I did go to the beach today and listened to the waves and looked at the clouds. An occasional seabird flew by. The funny thing was a seagull captured part of my breakfast--but thats ok it made me laugh. A friend was there with me. Basking in the morning air as well. A friend is a wonderful thing to have when you're feeling this way and Im so grateful. Yeah, Im lucky. Fortunately, my health hasn't deteriorated. So, I guess its a matter of looking at the glass half empty or half full. To all my sparkfriends--Im grateful to have you and glad Im not alone. You all know where Im at and you keep saying things like you can do it and you dont give up on me. Thank you.

  
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PGHP31CK 7/10/2014 2:58PM

    I've been tired for the last few weeks, too. Not enough exercise or water, and eating the wrong stuff.

Hang in there!! I know you WILL do it!

Cheering you on!

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MIRAGE727 7/10/2014 12:02PM

    The red flag was " I don't know if it has to do with me eating a lot of junk" You need to take the time to make good decisions. I've been there. I didn't happen to me overnight but slowly and surely, I did it! I'm still doing it when I'm adjusting my weight to either running a distance race or doing a Triathlon!

Since you referred to junk, that's probably it!~ Look for fruits, veggies and good protein that fuel you and give you energy!
You're also putting added pressure on yourself by scale watching. I've made numerous references to that in my blogs.
Embrace patience and persistence. That's why I say don't look to diet! Look to embracing a healthy lifestyle though eating and exercising safely. Portion control is huge! Stay focused. Stay strong. Make the commitment!
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THREEE 7/10/2014 12:13AM

    your title lured me because I have felt soooooo tired for a few weeks and I also do the drive-bys rather than the balanced, thinking eating and that can be part of the ever-downward spiral of tired, self-annoyance, eating, regretting and...

anyway...I am so glad you have a friend there because sometimes they can be just the person to re-direct the spiral to an upward momentum...

I say, HALF FULL emoticon

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Weight loss Stall!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

I have alot to be grateful for. A healthier me. Losses of inches. Im not so out of breath when I go up the stairs. I have been exercising everyday for a month. I did the 10 minute a day exercise challenge on the sparkpeople challenge central link. So, I did it!!!However, I didn't loose any weight. Perhaps I have been eating too much or I gained muscle. Can't quite figure this out. Also, I exercised more than 10 minutes each day. At least 20 minutes most times and some days I walked for 40, to the store and back. I think the scale is lying to me?!! Im going to do the skinny jeans challenge this month. I think it will be more intense and much harder than the challenge I did this month. I will begin that on JUly 1st. Wish me luck or more likely a "You can do it" message to perk up my spirits. This is so frustrating that the weight did not come off. And I have been trying so hard. I guess the scale really does not encourage you and I wish I didn't have the urge to step on it. Plus I need to cut out the caffeine. Boy that really is going to be a challenge too. So, I need all the encouragement I can get from these wonderful people on here. Love you guys. Good luck this month on Sparkpeople to everyone.

  
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MIRAGE727 7/3/2014 8:06AM

    Embrace patience! Focus on living a Healthy Lifestyle! Celebrate the fact that you are changing to good living! The losses will come. I wasted forty years of my life. I spent less that two years getting them back. AND IT WAS WORTH IT! Don't fixate on the numbers. Keep going forward! It's never too late! Stay strong!
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CENTAURI 7/1/2014 4:35AM

    emoticon You are taking huge steps!!! Exercising every day is fantastic! emoticon I find walking to be very relaxing and good for the soul. I get out almost everyday and walk for at least 20-30 minutes. Sometimes I break it up into two walks. I also try and sit in the sun for 10-15 mins so my body can absorb vitamin D. While you were doing your exercise challenge, did you also change your diet in anyway? emoticon

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SIMONEKP 6/30/2014 10:16AM

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STUDLEEJOE 6/29/2014 11:27PM

    We all go thru this

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UMBILICAL 6/29/2014 10:59PM

  Me too

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NEWBIRTH2014 6/29/2014 10:53PM

    emoticon and WILL DO IT! Cutting back on the caffeine is not so difficult once you've put your mind to it {had a huge coffee love affair- now I've switched to a variety of herbal tea {no sweeteners}. I still have a loooong way to go, but you know what? emoticon


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a reward vacay...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

So, Im trying to listen to the sparkdiet approach to stage 3. Reward yourself. So, I have set up a few days to visit someone and spend some nice and sunny days at the pool and have some rest and relaxation. I will go for walks and go out to eat. This is a rewarding approach. A little vacation for all the hard work I have been doing. I promise to eat sensibly and I will still track food and exercise while I am away. This will be really nice. I havent done this in a long time. As far as the bubble bath I still didn't do that this week and the rewards I set up for daily efforts in weight loss went unrewarded this week. However, I plan to try again with the reward efforts more because this is one of my weak points. I haven't lost any weight lately but I think I gained it in muscle. I have been exercising everyday for 3 weeks at least 20 minutes and on many days more than that. I have been doing the exercise streak challenge. I really want that trophy!!! So, soon if all goes well that will be displaying on my sparkpage.

  
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MIRAGE727 6/23/2014 9:32AM

    Setting goals and rewards is huge in a healthy lifestyle. AND it works big time. Yes, it does take time but stay with it and the results will come! Great job! You'll get that trophy!
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JANELMARIESTAR 6/20/2014 12:23AM

    Have fun on your vacation! You can keep on track while away from home! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The Pizza Alert!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The other day I posted on the message board panic button. The reason is that my family bought pizza. It was Friday and there was plenty of pizza to go around. See my problem with it is I can't just eat only one slice or two. So, I was bound and determined not to eat it at all. I ate a salad with some chicken. Step 1. Ok still wanted pizza. I was hoping that everyone would eat it up and there wouldn't be any left. Well that plan didn't work. So, I decided I would go for a walk. I went for a twenty minute walk. Step 2. I removed myself from the pizza physically. Then, I went to the panic button. Step 3. Then my son invited people to come over and eat what was remaining. Step 4. Still pizza left. AGGGHHH. I couldn't take it anymore and I devoured a whole bunch at that point. The good news was I didn't gain alot of weight back after eating it. So, that is good news for sure. I don't like ordering pizza but its so good!! I think next time I will freeze whats remaining individually so I can monitor better what Im eating and they will be individual servings instead. Then when my grandson visits I won't feel tempted to eat it and can thaw and cook one slice at a time in the microwave. but when its sitting in the box looking at me its just too tempting. As long as its not around, I really don't miss it all that much. I enjoy munching on my salads and raw veggies. Occasionally, I eat a little unhealthly but not to that extent so there is still hope. Pray for me that this problem will leave me and I can defeat this once and for all.

  
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THREEE 7/10/2014 12:23AM

    are you really me? pizza has been an emotional (as well as delicious) crutch for me for sooooo long...and I love that you tried some of the best counter measures I could think of and the very best resolve to freeze in individual helpings...I try 1 at a time to heat(or microwave) even tho I am sure I will eat more...that makes me take longer, burn a couple calories between helpings and make me conscious of what I am eating...and if you ARE me, you will have to introduce me to my daughter emoticon

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MIRAGE727 7/3/2014 8:13AM

    An afterthought! Get your family involved and start planning healthy everything! I have an eight year old granddaughter. I found out she will emulate me. So, I started setting the example where ever we went and at my house. She already knows now what is good and bad for her to eat. She also did her first 5K at 6! She's coming around because I just throw the opportunity out there! Not only is your family reason to succeed, you can involve them in the change as well. All the best!
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MIRAGE727 6/23/2014 9:36AM

    If we eat pizza at home, I can tell you it will be the thinnest crust we could find (flatbread thin) and loaded with veggies. If I can find whole wheat pizza, and I have, all the better. I don't believe we should deprive ourselves but we try to find healthy alternatives and insure portion control. It takes time to change habits but we mastered it and still try to eat healthy 'za! Stay strong!
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AUDISP 6/15/2014 9:02PM

    I know what you mean about pizza. You did much better than I do. At least you went for a walk and ate a salad and chicken. Good for you!
I usually eat three or four pieces depending on how they are cut and could always eat more. I try to limit myself to only having pizza once every few months and then usually at my sister's when our family gets together or at work occasionally.
When I do eat pizza I try to track what I ate and because I usually go over I chalk it up and start eating right the next meal.
Freezing it sounds like a great plan. You are doing a great job, don't let one slip derail the entire journey.

Mary

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MELNJAY3 6/15/2014 9:00PM

    It will get better. Sounds like a great idea to freeze and eat one at a time. emoticon emoticon

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reward list

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Things to do to reward myself for participating in this weight loss program and maintaining and achieving weight loss. (Ideas)

buy new underwear that fits me
buy a balloon
buy a card for myself and my daughter shes doing sparkpeople too!!
go on a vacation to my moms for a couple of days
foot scrub
daily rewards
go to the pool
reading
sewing
hot bath
go to the park
go to the beach
get plant
do a facial scrub
go on sparkpeople!!
have and make chai tea
watch a movie I havent seen
get a haircut
color my hair
buy rose extract for a drink that is refreshing
buy food scale

  
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THREEE 7/10/2014 12:16AM

    thought i'd check out your other blogs since the "i'm so tired" was so much a reflection of what i'd been feeling...and just broke thru...

this is an excellent reminder ALSO to me...i'm going to go make my reward list...trying to steer clear of chocolates and similar for my rewards emoticon emoticon

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MELNJAY3 6/15/2014 9:02PM

    Those sound great. emoticon

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