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It isn't even lunch time yet...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

...and I have already consumed 1 bakery muffin, cranberry and 3..count them..3 chocolate chip cookies. I'm such an idiot!!!

It is a birthday at the office and I walked right in there and ate. I walked in there 4 freaking times and ate! I know beating myself up is useless but I do need to figure out what the heck is the matter with me. I didn't do this the last office birthday. I don't understand why I went so off the plan for the day.

My first thought was to NOT journal the food but, come on, really. Not writing it down doesn't mean I didn't eat it and for pity's sake who am I playing this game with but myself. Just didn't want to face the numbers. I've eaten at least 800 calories of junk so far today and that is probably being optimistic.

Ok, my plan for the rest of the day is to eat correctly, accept my calories are going to be high today but not try to starve my way out the rest of the day. Exercise tonight and march on to a better tomorrow.

Oh, yea, one more plan. STAY OUT OF THE BREAK ROOM!!! emoticon

  
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GRAMMYNSC 3/22/2012 2:15PM

    it happens

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Another start

Friday, January 27, 2012

I lost 35lbs, was feeling great and had my head totally in the right place....and then I didn't. It has been a year or more since I was on the right track and I've regained 15lbs.

The bigger issue for me is I'm having major difficulties with my attitude. It is like I want to be healthier but not enough to do the work. it. So annoyed at myself, which of course means I don't even enjoy the over eating or the unhealthy food or the sitting on my butt in front of the TV...because I'm having an internal dialogue that is constantly saying get up and move, don't eat that, or at the very least don't eat it all.

I'm going to try to fake it til I make it. Summer is coming and I don't want to face it at this weight and feeling this old. I'll work on a game plan for the next week and go from there. I felt writing it down might help myself get back on track.

  
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TIDOFEXPERIENCE 1/27/2012 12:46PM

    I have good streaks of doing right, and then I fall right back off the wagon. It's so hard to stick to it for a long haul like we have to in order to make this a lifestyle change.


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YOYONOYO 1/27/2012 12:37PM

    I relate too. I lost fifty a couple of years ago and then gained them all back. I've been back here using Spark People full time since last October and I've lost 15 lbs so far but I have a long way to go.

Setting specific goals with small awards along the way has helped me stay motivated so far. Also, having a paper chart that I can look at in my bathroom reminds me of what I'm doing even if I don't get on the computer or this site. I give myself gold stars every day I do all I can do. Waking up in the morning and feeling good about how I treated myself the day before is a much better feeling than hating myself for unhealthy and uncaring choices. I have to remind myself how much better I feel when I try. It's definitely worth it.

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VEUVEGIRL 1/27/2012 12:07PM

    I am in the same boat! We can do it!

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Love today's inspiration on the Spark calendar

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." Stephen Dolley Jr.

I googled Stephen Dolley Jr but couldn't find him, so I don't know who the guy was that said this BUT I think it is pretty profound and a good thought to keep in my head for awhile.

  
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GLASSYJEN 7/19/2011 12:38PM

  I love this quote....thanks for sharing ....have a great day!!

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LADYJ6942 7/19/2011 12:30PM

    I like that quote as well. Thank you for sharing.

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Swinging for the bleachers

Monday, May 09, 2011

I have been maintaining my weight for months but I have lost my way on losing more weight.

I have really been thinking of baseball and weight loss lately. When my boys were young and playing ball the one thing they had to learn was not every swing at bat had to be a homerun.

They would go up to the plate and every pitch they would swing so hard at it, trying to knock it to the bleachers. Of course, they missed the ball altogether 99% of the time. They would get frustrated and discouraged. But once they listened to their coaches, learned to just try to make contact with the ball, just try to get on base, then their success at the game soared. They steadily improved and they enjoyed the success and the game.

I am trying to remember that my change in eating and exercise has to be the same. I don't have to swing for the bleachers everytime. That just leads to frustration and discouragement. What I need to do is just make contact with the ball, get a base hit. Small changes, good decisions, consistency. You think about it, and where in your life is that not true. Relationships, money and investments, and most certainly healthy eating and exercise.

I keep thinking about doing big exercise programs and spending hours a day at it, when in reality, I'm not even walking like I use to. So I'm going to try to get back to the 30 minutes a day, walking and see what happens from there. I'm going to start drinking my water and tracking my food.

I need to lose the attitude that I have to hit a homerun everytime or not play at all. I'm just going to get on base, try to stretch a single to a double, and let my getting to my goal be the home run.

  
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YOYONOYO 1/27/2012 12:41PM

    I know you wrote this months ago, but it was exactly what I needed to read today. I've been beating myself up for no reason. I've made very important changes that will help me be healthier for the rest of my life. I may not see a "home run" right now, but it's in the future. Those little things we do matter most in the long run. Sometimes, I just wish it wasn't so difficult!

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FRANNIEDID 5/9/2011 3:48PM

    Small change is best, any time we try to make big changes they so often fail and then we get discouraged. Work on one thing at a time, like exercise, I think exercise is really key to this. You got to where you are, you are maintaining, that in itself is really awesome!

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I have been a big ol' slug for 3 weeks!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I haven't exercised, been eating...and eating and just not a very healthy person at all the last 3 weeks.

Well, that ends today. I'm tracking my food, going to Zumba tonight and getting back on the train to Slim and Fit City! Birthday food in the breakroom? I DON"T CARE! Not for me, not today! I am SUPER JAMIE! Able to ignore cookies, brownies and cherry cheesecake! It won't be me this summer feeling hot and fat. NO! I will be buying a size smaller swimsuit and enjoying my life! I can smell the coconut suntan lotion and chlorine now! LOL

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GODDESSOFGLOOM 3/29/2011 3:43PM

    Welcome to Sluggsville, I have been residing there myself for a full two months come tomorrow.

Since you are leaving, may I come along too ??

Vickie xx

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