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UPGRADING MY COMMITMENT

Monday, January 25, 2010




It is Day #97 of my commitment to record everything I have consumed. Yeah! That is a milestone in itself. However, my commitment has lost it's healthy punch. The focus overtime dwindled from healthy food 80% of the time to eat whatever you want as long as you write it down. I am taking the next 3 days to redefine my commitment.

I would appreciate anyone sharing their experiences in this area. Did you make a written contract with yourself? What specifics did you include to keep you honest and on a healthy track?

Tracking has become second-nature by doing it so long. I just want the next 100 days to be a little more productive. Thank you for stopping by. Hugs from J in central Illinois.

  
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MILDREDDRYSDALE 1/26/2010 7:00PM

    Keep up the good work. Your doing it. emoticon

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WALNUT5612 1/26/2010 12:31PM

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SLENDERELLA61 1/25/2010 3:14PM

    One suggestion I have is to log your food in before you eat it. It is probably best to plan a day or week in advance, but I'm usually not that organized. On the rare occasion I am, someone else eats what I was planning on! But, I do find I sit down at the computer and put in my meal before I eat it I frequently end up changing it to make it more healthy. Ex: soup when my sodium is too high - I eat a 1/2 serving and put more fresh veggies in it.

You are doing great on logging. Your idea to commit to a new level is great!

Maybe your next goal should be to stick to your calorie range. Set up a reward for yourself, like a bubble bath or herbal tea each day you do it and a blouse (or whatever) if you do it for a month!

Join the team goals. (I have 5 fruits/veggies per day for one team goal and 2 servings of milk. Usually I have 8 servings of fruit/veg and 3 milks, so it isn't really a challenge for me, but does keep a healthy streak going.)

Good for you for your greater commitment. Greater commitment will be greater results!



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JANETK53 1/25/2010 12:15PM

  All I can say is things change on a daily bases and anything that you can stick with is wonderful.....life is a long hard journey and to stay on track of everything just isn't possible.....regrouping and adapting to new things is the way to go....in the end any new change is a good change. Perfect maybe in the dictionary, but from what I have seen the perfect person does not exist.

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BRATS4 1/25/2010 12:01PM

    good deal.i need to do that too

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SHEILA1505 1/25/2010 9:38AM

    A few days ago you blogged that you had kept to your plan and progress more often than not. That's something to factor into your thoughts when considering your next 100 days.

By the looks of your tracker, you are halfway home! With a few extra tweaks here and there it looks as if you are going to get there quicker than you got here! (If that makes sense??)

Enjoy that salad you prepared ahead of time - I've done the same - now I can Spark a little

with love

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/25/2010 9:38AM

    Janet, gee it sounds like you're human! emoticon

The thing I do to try and keep my focus more healthy is to set little daily goals. I've blogged before that I am just not a veggie person, personally, and struggle with that. So I try to focus on increasing my veggies daily, or decreasing sodium...just one little nutritional goal at a time. You're already doing a great job of logging everything! I'm still working on that one myself.

Have a great week!

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CONTENT LIVING IT NOW

Wednesday, January 20, 2010





It has been about three weeks since my last blog. Is this a confessional or what? In a way, I guess it is. I have had more healthy days than unhealthy ones, so I am pleased with my progress. I am letting go of the "all-or-nothing" attitude that has plagued me most of my life. I used to try to define "enough" when I was going to therapy years ago. I couldn't define it then, but I seem to be content with living it now. I always thought I needed so much more, when really appreciating less equals so much more. I am learning to live this lifestyle, imperfectly, one day at a time. I never knew I could be so content with that. Take care and have a great day, wherever in the world you are. Hugs from Janet in gloomy central Illinois.

  
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SHEILA1505 1/23/2010 10:24AM

    Progress progress progress - doesn't it feel good!? More successes than failures (or slip ups) - great!
Well done - you are well on the way now

with love

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/20/2010 11:37PM

    That is great progress, Janet, and I'm glad you are accepting where you are today and still moving forward. The old tapes about perfection and all or nothing are very destructive, and set us up to fail over and over. Hope you can find some sunshine in gloomy Illinois. Hugs, Di

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JANETK53 1/20/2010 3:15PM

  It sounds like you are in a good place with your thoughts today.....that is awesome. Knowing that you are seeing, making good changes to a new lifestyle that is the most important thing.....I'm glad to say that after a gloomy morning here in MA we are now seeing some wonderful bright sunshine for a change....Enjoy! what you can and think about how good tomorrow is going to be became you make it that way. emoticon emoticon

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6 PT URGE AVERTED

Thursday, December 31, 2009



Combine these savings with bypassing movie popcorn and sacrificing the shell of my taco salad, I saved my body a lot of grief yesterday. It is important to celebrate every victory along the road to success. Have you figured out a way to celebrate your daily successes? Thank you so much for stopping by and many blessings to you in the coming New Year! Hugs from Janet in central Illinois.

  
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SLENDERELLA61 12/31/2009 7:14PM

    I like the way you calculated it all out! Very smart. Also, very smart to celebrate all those successes, big and little! Congratulations!

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TO BE HEALTHY AGAIN IN 2010

Wednesday, December 30, 2009



I am willing to work on losing one pound per week in 2010. How about you?

  
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SLENDERELLA61 12/30/2009 6:56PM

    It adds up for sure! Go for it.

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EARTHSEAME 12/30/2009 3:01PM

    I love your goal - it's nice and simple!

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JANETK53 12/30/2009 11:58AM

  It all seems to be falling into place......A PLAN is made....with SparkFriends along to help.....WooHoo!
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BZYBOYSMOM 12/30/2009 10:33AM

    Yea man!! Lets do it!! Not if but when in 2010!!

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THE TRUTH BEHIND MY CRAVINGS

Friday, December 11, 2009

Days #50 and #51 have been horrible for me. I was abusing my mind and body with Snickers minis and Butterfinger fun-size bars. I was throwing all my success down the drain. I woke up in the middle of the night with a little bit of understanding. Things were going so well, my psyche had to create an abuser-victim scenario. My original abuser has been dead for many years; but the surrogate abuser who took his place is alive and well living within my mind. It is known now as self-sabotage. I thought I was craving the texture of the candy and how it felt in my mouth, the tender crunchiness of the filling as it crumbled in my mouth or the sweet/salty sensation created by the caramel and nut nougat. No, what I was really craving were the old familiar feelings of abandonment, victim-hood and lack of control. It falsely registers as security. And the only way to keep my “security” was to hide my self in layers of fat. My abusive history has truly warped my thinking. But now it is out in the open where I can deal with it more honestly. Before I was just a robot repeating ancient commands; but now I am aware and can make educated choices. I want to protect my health and continue on my journey to a better me. I will create a better Day #52. I will no longer cooperate with my emotional eating desires. I eat from a higher plane now, where my wellbeing is a priority and abusive behavior is buried with my original abuser. It always was his behavior, not mine, and I no longer choose to re-create it in my life.

  
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LMSTRAW 12/20/2009 2:36AM

    I think for me fat was a way of hiding from the world and avoiding close commitments I longed for these things but they terrified me. I am so worth the effort, it just took me 50 years to realize this. You're not alone, remember that. We're here to love you along..
Linda.

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COFFEYBEAN 12/11/2009 8:43AM

    I understand exactly what you're saying. I've found myself telling my inner self, since I've lost so much weight lately, it's okay to have the sweets, sort of a reward for doing so well...hahaha....Thank heavens the other side of me is getting much stronger and telling myself no way...eat an apple..or some almonds...

I'm even finding myself dreaming about chocolate...which I don't even care for....so I know your mind can tempt you....just be strong lady...you'll be glad you were!!!!

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FITKAT2010 12/11/2009 6:19AM

    The only true abuser is our own selves. It's so tempting to keep ourselves in the muck and dispair. It takes courage to change our lives into something that is better.

Stay the course and take care of your health.

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NANCYRUBIO 12/11/2009 5:50AM

    Ah, how many of us have been in your shoes. Some, like you, realize why we are punishing ourselves. Other continue to wslk in our own same shoes. Some never want to educste themselves, you shall be on the winning team. emoticon

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