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Water Water and more Water

Friday, January 25, 2013

Funny how water can impact the ability to snack. Twice yesterday, I opened the cabinets to snack. I stopped and grabbed my water instead and drank it. One time, I just grabbed something, but 2 of 3 times, I drank water instead. Small steps!!!

  
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LOSER05 1/26/2013 8:00AM

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ANGRITTER 1/26/2013 6:21AM

    That's great! I used water and walking when I was trying to quit smoking! I left the living room where I smoked all day and went outside to walk and would not come back in until my 28 ounce glass of water was finished!

It worked, and now I don't know how I would feel without my water every day!

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SEATTLE58 1/25/2013 4:16PM

    It seems that anything we put in our mouth, triggers snacking for me. Just to get the appetite going! You won out though, drinking water to keep the snacking at bay! emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/25/2013 3:53PM

    Often times thirst is confused with hunger, so it does make sense to drink some water before snacking. If it's real hunger you'll still feel it after drinking a cup of water.

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LEARNINGWITHLIZ 1/25/2013 3:14PM

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XRSIZE18 1/25/2013 12:03PM

    That sounds like a great idea. I'm going to try it this next week.

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Small Changes

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Inspiration smacked me in the face today. I realized I start each day with these huge plans to make massive changes. Inevitably, I don't reach my goal and become frustrated and end up bingeing at night. So for the nect seven days, I am going to focus on drinking eight glasses of water a day. My bingeing stems from emotional issues of boredom/frustration/etc. I am not hungry, and logically I know that. I am sure I am not the only person who struggles with this.

So, this week.....water. Small changes add up to bigger changes, and if it takes an extra month to reach my goal, but it's a permanent change, I guess it will be worth it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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LOSER05 1/26/2013 8:00AM

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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/24/2013 2:41PM

    Yes, trying to change everything at once and trying to do it perfectly often doesn't work because the body and mind are resistant to change. Start out with just a few small changes (leaving a few bites left at the end of a meal, walking a few extra steps, moving a little more, etc) and when those become habit then move on to another step of small changes. Over time you'll get used to the changes slowly and it won't be such a huge jolt to your body.

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SEATTLE58 1/24/2013 10:31AM

    Small changes can turn into big changes down the road, so it's a very good thing! emoticon emoticon And thank you for the streamers goodie and for encouraging me too. Ya, I probably don't want to know all about scrapple! I do know that my German father loved to buy those jars of pickled pigs feet! I never tried them though! Ugh! Have a super good day! emoticon emoticon

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ANGRITTER 1/24/2013 9:39AM

    I do believe you are on to something. Making tons of changes for those of us who are comfortable in our pattens (thus, we gained weight) is a major change in life and it is hard to keep up.

So adding one challenge to yourself each week is a good idea. I remember starting out at 10 minutes just like they preach it here, and by the end of the week I was up to 40 minutes of working out. Then two weeks later I added another 10 minutes. It just depends on what you LIKE to do and making that a part of your day.

So good luck, and it taking a little longer isn't always a bad thing!!

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TWEETYKC00 1/24/2013 8:56AM

    Small changes can be great and easy to do, then you can have the confidence to keep going forward!

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ANDREWS_MOM 1/24/2013 8:19AM

    Can so relate to the trying to make huge changes in one fell swipe- fallling short of unrealistic goals & then the frustration sets in.
Good for you for realizing it and tackling by doing 1 step at a time! I can certainly learn from this!
Hope you have a wonderful day and a great end of the week!!
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RIDLEYRIDER 1/24/2013 7:55AM

  The water is a great idea!! Small successes WILL lead to bigger ones! emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 1/24/2013 7:36AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Scrapple can be eaten!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Today I cooked breakfast for my kids. I weighed out my portion of scrapple (mmmm...gotta love it. just don't think about how it's made). Surprisingly, the 2 oz portion was plenty. That and my eggbeaters were breakfast and I was content. Not stuffed. Not hungry. I think the word I want is satiated. Amazing feeling to really start to get that I am beginning a healthy lifestyle; not yet another diet to fail. I hope this is the time that takes. Good luck Sparkfriends on today. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/19/2013 4:48PM

    Learning how to listen to your body's signals like "I'm hungry," "I'm full," and "I'm craving healthy food" is so important. Those signals can be very important to success. Keep it up!

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SEATTLE58 1/19/2013 2:59PM

    I must be so naive, but I've never heard of it! Can you buy it at the grocery store or do you have to make it yourself? It sounds delicious and yet I'm half German! I googled scrapple and it was said that it's from a German tradition! Mmm, I'm going to have to try it. I probably already have possibly under a different name, with growing up with a full-blooded German Father!! emoticon emoticon

Karen

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SIMPLYDEE 1/19/2013 1:03PM

    I love scrapple. Will have to save for days off.

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DADDYNARD 1/19/2013 1:01PM

    I am a scrapple fanatic, thinking about how its made can be a stomach turner but one cannot deny its deliciousness. I use to eat a plate full of food, but once i started lessening the amount of food on my plate, and drinking water before a second serving I realized a small serving is actually sufficient

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Thursday

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Somedays, when you wake up, you wonder why you bother. The scale doesn't budge, the kids are whiny and the hubby is miserable. It's 70 here and I want to go enjoy it but the list of things to do is long.

I am frustrated with job hunting even though it's only been two weeks. I want a job like I want to lose weight. I want it done yesterday. Every day is a new start.

  
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JESSYVIRGINY 3/11/2012 6:41PM

    We all have days like this emoticon, hang in there emoticon

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XRSIZE18 3/11/2012 2:27PM

    One foot in front of the other and you'll get to the finish line eventually! Good luck job hunting.

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SEATTLE58 3/8/2012 6:17PM

    Keep your chin up and we're hoping you have better days in the future!! Good luck to you! emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 3/8/2012 2:12PM

    Channel your frustration into some exercise or inito taking a resume writing class. What can you do today that will bring on a better tomorrow? It is easy for frustration to grind us to halt while we wait for others to do what they should do. Instead, if we work on ourselves then we will be even further ahead when whomever we're waiting for (like potential employers) finally realize what's up.

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LEIGHWOMAN 3/8/2012 9:02AM

    Hang in there. Things will get better!!! Keep your eye on the prize, the journey will be worth it :)

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One week w/o sweets

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Surprisingly enough, one can survive w/o cookies/cakes/candy/ice cream. My life did not come to a screeching halt since I gave up sweets for Lent. I am losing the craving for them and they no lo nger hold the appeal they once did This decision has had added benefits other than my spiritual beliefs. The first few days were awful but I am finding that I can pass the sweets by.

I think the commintment was there this time when so many times it has not been.

Hope everyone has a fabulous day!

  
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XRSIZE18 3/1/2012 9:40AM

    WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO! Congratulations! What a terrific accomplishment.

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SEATTLE58 2/29/2012 11:55AM

    Good job! You've proved to yourself that YOU can do it. You're an inspiration to us all! emoticon emoticon

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