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Mindful Moment for Tuesday ~

Tuesday, February 12, 2013



It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  
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PHOENIX1949 2/13/2013 2:56AM

    Reminded me of photo of my father with some English orphans during WWII when England was under siege. Dad & some comrades got a volleyball game going that elicited many smiles (children and soldiers).

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THEEXERCISER 2/12/2013 12:05PM

    thanks for sharing

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I've added Protein Powder to my SP plan ~

Sunday, February 10, 2013



I have added Visalus to my daily program. I have been having a difficult time lately. I seem to be hungry a lot more ~ and a lot sooner than I should be, between meals. It is causing me a lot of problems. Especially after supper. As a result, I've been eating at the high end of my calorie allotment ALL the time. I haven't lost any recent weight, either.

I've tried everything I can think of ~ more protein, more water, more coffee and tea, eating snacks between meals. Not much seems to be working. Unfortunately. :(

My niece came over last week and started singing me the praises of Body by Vi and how much a person can loose, etc. etc. I tasted the powder mixed with milk ~ and it is fabulous! It truly DOES taste like cake mix batter. So, I've purchased 3 months supply. BUT ~ I told Angela, I am doing it MY way. The Spark People way. There is NO way that I am going on another diet plan. Going on a liquid diet isn't going to teach me one thing about eating properly. Sooo ~

MY plan is this ~ since I have a hard time eating breakfast, anyway, I will have a shake mixed with lots of fruit at breakfast time. I will eat my lunch and dinner, as I should. When evening comes, if I can do without a shake and just have a snack, great ~ but, if I can't, I will have another Vi shake, again mixed with freggies. Those evening shakes have already saved my bacon the last 2 nights. I have had an evening shake, which does contain lots of vitamins, both evenings and it has stopped me from eating the whole cupboard full of food. For the week prior, I had eaten one thing after another, in the evenings, until all my calories were used ~ I even knew to save calories because that was going to happen. When I have a protein shake, it doesn't happen ~ or hasn't so far. So far, so good. :)

I'm at the point of doing 'anything' in order to make my diet work ~ and continue to lose weight. If a shake works at 'some point' during the day ~ I'm going to have it. If I don't need it, I won't have it. I will deal with this problem one meal at a time. I've been doing more exercise, as well ~ but still no recent weight loss. I'm hoping this 'addition' to my program will help that problem. At some point, this ravenous hunger has got to go away. emoticon emoticon

  
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NATNOEL 2/16/2013 9:43PM

    I bought a month of the Visalus and it was delicious but unfortunately I cant lose weight with soy in my diet.

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_KATHY 2/11/2013 10:19AM

    Thanks for the info on Visalus. I'm looking for some kind of way to increase protein without the added fat. Good luck with your new program

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JAOTAO 2/11/2013 9:13AM

    I like your plan for the shake! I use protein shakes and bars in the same way, but have forgotten in the past few weeks due to stress. Thanks for the reminder!

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PHOENIX1949 2/11/2013 1:32AM

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IOWAGRAMMA 2/10/2013 10:40PM

    I've considered a protein drink/shake, as well, but honestly don't know where I'd fit it into my calories--would have to cut back on something else. However, if the content is primarily protein, then it should be a big help in cutting the hunger and maybe I wouldn't miss giving up the calories from somewhere. It's been recommended to me, too. Good for you for doing it your way, though!! Good luck!

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Mindful Moment for Friday ~

Friday, February 08, 2013



Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw

  
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BLINGANDBOWS27 2/11/2013 12:49PM

    so true!

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MSGO72 2/8/2013 6:50PM

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IOWAGRAMMA 2/8/2013 3:57PM

    Very, very true! Thanks!!

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CSAGIRL 2/8/2013 3:49PM

    Wonderful, Peggy! emoticon

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BOOKWORM27S 2/8/2013 1:17PM

    Excellent quote to live by!

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Mindful Moment for Thursday ~

Thursday, February 07, 2013



Hey ~ relax. Its food. emoticon Seriously though, if anyone finds this offensive, I will remove it. :)

  
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PHOENIX1949 2/7/2013 5:23PM

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Mindful Moment for Wednesday ~

Wednesday, February 06, 2013



You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

  
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PHOENIX1949 2/6/2013 2:34PM

    emoticon That Eleanor was one smart lady. I wear a ring with one of her quotes "Nobody can hurt me without my permission."

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