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Happy April 1st

Monday, April 01, 2013

Well, I made it 40 days no chips or fries but I gained weight BECAUSE I didn't exercise like I should have and ate too much junk.
I replaced junk for the stuff I gave up (which they were no good for me anyway) but I believe my biggest temptatio (other han fries and chips) is cheese,namely pizza.
I want to go vegan,and I do great except for the cheese pizza and anything cheesey.
I guess I actually have a willpower issue.
This month I am going to try and rid myself of the cheese monster I created for myself.
I also hope to not go back to the chips and fries.
I guess we will have to find the willpower that I know is there since I did quit smoking 15 or so years ago.(2 packs a day) Blech,ugly,stinky habit.
Here's to April and a clean slate.
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KATHRYNLP 5/1/2013 9:17AM

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CIERAPOET 4/3/2013 3:45PM

    emoticon emoticon Happy Wednesday and April!
You Still Did A GREAT Job by NOT Eating The Chips and Fries. emoticon

How about making your own chips in the oven with sweet potatoes and spray or fries. You can also do it with the white potatoes as well. DON'T Beat Yourself Up! One Day At A Time One Step At A time! emoticon

We ALL Have Those Weaknesses But Remember That Jesus Already Bore ALL Of Them And Gave Us His Strength. Keep Moving Forward! I'm Cheering You On To MORE Victory In Whatever Areas You Are Reaching For!!!
Be Blessed!
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LIVINGFREE19 4/3/2013 2:18PM

    You are doing great with no chips or fries, emoticon


We all have our beasts we must tame.



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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/3/2013 2:24AM

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LINDA! 4/2/2013 8:06PM

    Yes, it is difficult to stay away from the foods that we love. We also used the same foods to comfort us. I am hoping that you will have success as you find other foods to satisfy your cravings.

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WILSONWR 4/1/2013 10:09PM

    You were successful with the chips - you can be successful with the other junk foods. Just concentrate on one food at a time. You can do it!

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NINJALINDA 4/1/2013 7:27PM

    Hey, if you can give up chips & fries...you can do something about the cheese. Actually, have you thought about getting your cheese fix by snacking on just cheese (minus the pizza) - maybe some string cheese, or laughing cow light cheese? Who knows, maybe you could even smear some on (gasp) a celery stick?!?

Oh, and I feel you on the pizza. It's one of my personal downfalls emoticon

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1SUNSHINEGIRL 4/1/2013 4:33PM

    emoticon emoticon You can do it...I admire you for even thinking about giving up cheese...I do mainly low carb, so, I do eat cheese. Of course, I used to think I couldn't go a day without chocolate, but, I've discovered that I can. Our WANT TO & WHY has to be strong enough for us to overcome our temptations.

Hang in there...one day at a time!

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MSLZZY 4/1/2013 2:29PM

    I hope you can find a good healthy substitute for cheese. Good luck and have a great week.

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MRS.DOYLE 4/1/2013 2:01PM

    You've taken the first step by identifying the problem. One of my colleagues was told to give up cheese by her doctor. It was her only food vice, but it badly affected her health.
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SENATOR9 4/1/2013 9:28AM

    Go for it emoticon

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DOVESEYES 4/1/2013 9:25AM

    When I get to maintenance (?) :) I want to be able to eat what I love. So with chocolate I changed to dark as it is better for you...no really...and went from a block of milk choc to a row of dark and weaned down to a piece every day, then every two, then once a week and now every 2 weeks and sometimes none for weeks.

But when i do have some, I keep it in my mouth for ages savouring it.

Pizza is really high in cals but you could still get the taste with a pita bread or flat bread and toppings, add some leaves on top when its cooked and enjoy. This way you have made a great leap toward your goals and don't really miss out on what you love. The extra spinach fresh or rocket will fill you up too.

Then when you get it right -the balance-- then have a smaller and smaller slice till you get the 'hit' but also the reward!!!

No harm in giving it a try. emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 4/1/2013 9:00AM

    I know all about pizza. I scrape all the goodies off the top, and leave the crust. Makes me feel better without all that doughy yeast. Good luck without cheese; I know I couldn't do it. emoticon emoticon

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Spring

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hi, just a quick blog since I am confused.
Just now, I went to give someone anEaster basket goodie and I wrote my message and click to send and nothing happened so I clicked it again and nothing happened so I clicked refresh and the Easter basket disappeared.
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I don't know.
Have a Happy first day of Spring.
Hope it's the start of wrm weather.
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4EVER21B 3/21/2013 11:55PM

    emoticon Happy Spring to you, too!

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    I haven't had that trouble. Hope your is fixed now! emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 3/20/2013 7:23PM

    Happy Spring, my friend!

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WILSONWR 3/20/2013 6:52PM

    Hope you finally get some warmer weather!

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MCJULIEO 3/20/2013 6:49PM

    Happy Spring to you as well!

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    I don't know.The mystery of computers. emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/20/2013 6:58AM

    Iam ready for spring but the weather is colder than normal. Shucks! Have a great day!

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    Sometimes SP gets a little twilight zone-ish! The edit button disappears, or my sparkpage get three times bigger when I post a status from the spark page. emoticon
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March 9th

Saturday, March 09, 2013

I still haven't had any fries or chips (22 days I think). I missed Yoga last night but am back on track today.
It was a bit warmer today and we we had some runing around to do.
I did 9138 steps, 3.57 miles and burned 1347 calories....But I went up 2 pounds.
I have to work on getting the sweets under control. I read a few Spark articles on sugar detox and I just might have to try something like that.
I KNOW I like sweets,especially ice cream. I have to learn to control it and say NO.
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4EVER21B 3/12/2013 3:35PM

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My craving is salt - as in chips, crackers and nuts! I used to buy fat free popcorn by the boxes until I recognized that I was consuming them by the boxes.

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I finally had to kick the habit by simply not buying it and bringing it home. It was not easy, but now I have a healthy relationship with it. Popcorn at movies (don't go that often) and if I must have it - a single pack or 3 pack at the most.

Congratulations on your own progress!



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WILSONWR 3/11/2013 6:52AM

    Great job with the chips - now you just have to work on the sugar. But you can do it - you're doing great!

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MSLZZY 3/10/2013 9:05AM

    emoticon Don't worry about those 2 pounds. They'll be gone soon.

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LIVINGFREE19 3/10/2013 8:58AM

    You are doing so wonderful!

No chips or fries for 22 days is awesome!

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SENATOR9 3/10/2013 7:53AM

    One step at a time

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 3/10/2013 5:11AM

    BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.

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TRYINGHARD1948 3/10/2013 4:38AM

    Researching and getting your mind in the right place is a great starting point Well done.

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AGK3112 3/9/2013 10:32PM

    Don't worry if you gain because it could be anything..water weight or muscle gain. You will lose this soon

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DOVESEYES 3/9/2013 10:26PM

    Don't panic sometimes it's water or you are adding muscle just keep doing the right thing and you will see results.

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KATHRYNLP 3/9/2013 10:13PM

    Doing great on your no-chips... I found some chocolate mint patties, (like PEP) for diabetics in Drug stores. They taste the same, without real sugar. Just ask the Pharmacist if they have sweets for Diabetics. It might help. emoticon

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March 3rd

Monday, March 04, 2013

I did 10152 steps,4.58 miles( I did the 5 mile walk but Fitbit only registered 4.5)1250 calories burned.
I am going to do my yoga nowand then probably get ready for bed.
I think it's 19 days no chips or fries.
I ate pretty good today and hope to do better and better.
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4EVER21B 3/7/2013 3:49PM

    Congratulations on your progress on the chips and fries. Keep it going! I am inspired to tackle my own trigger foods.

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    Wonderful!

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DOVESEYES 3/4/2013 10:22PM

    congrats on another great days effort

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WILSONWR 3/4/2013 9:13PM

    You are doing fantastic!!

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march 1st #2

Friday, March 01, 2013

I ate too much today (pizza)
I did do 60 minutes of Yoga,15 minutes of core
I did 4090 steps,1.60 miles,1051 calories burned.
I actually feel nauseous. I think it's because of the too much pizza. I believe the yoga and bad food are in a power struggle. emoticon Oh well, live and learn.
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4EVER21B 3/4/2013 3:39PM

    Experience is a great teacher. Hey, you did exercise. Lots of credit for that!

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TRYINGHARD1948 3/3/2013 1:13AM

    Best to let the Yoga take precedence and go lightly with the Pizza. Hope you have recovered now.

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LIVINGFREE19 3/2/2013 1:45PM

    I hope you feel better now.

At least you have had no fries or chips.

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SENATOR9 3/2/2013 9:28AM

    One of those days.Move ahead

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KATHRYNLP 3/2/2013 9:08AM

    Probably the yeast in the dough was causing bloat. emoticon emoticon

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WILSONWR 3/2/2013 8:35AM

    I suffer that same internal power struggle (good exercise/bad food). We'll have to work on that together, Chris!

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WIGIME 3/2/2013 6:35AM

    If you got sick after eating pizza, your body is telling you something. Listen to it!

Good Job on the exercise though!

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MSLZZY 3/1/2013 10:21PM

    Sounds like a bad combination and one you probably will not repeat. Hope you have a better day tomorrow. HUGS!

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