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6 weeks in........confessions and truths

Monday, September 15, 2014

It's been 6 weeks since I've recommitted myself to a healthier lifestyle. I've had some highs and some lows. I didn't weigh myself when I first started. I think maybe I underestimated my weight by about 5#'s. So when I started using the scale it seemed like I wasn't losing very much. But I stuck with the exercise and eating better and so far I've lost 17#'s of the 100 or so I need to lose.

I didn't broadcast it at work because I didn't want to slip up and have people judging me. We have a lot of food days at work and a lot of people bring in sweets to help ease the stress of a busy emergency room. I've slipped up a couple of times. Once was an ice cream sandwich and the other was an ice cream bar. Both were good but not great. I didn't feel guilty about having either one of them. On one food day I had some buffalo chicken dip and a few tortilla chips. That was very, very good and I had to really limit myself.

I've been very committed this time to exercising. I figure 15 minutes a day on my treadmill is doable. Any exercise is better than no exercise.

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MOM2ACAT 9/15/2014 4:20PM

    Overall, it sounds like you are doing great!

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    So smart to set an achievable goal!!! I think one ice cream in a while isn't the end of the world, or a mistake. Sometimes we just need that. You sound like for the most part you've stuck to whatever system is working - 17 pounds is nothing to sneeze at!!! Congrats on that!!! You want a great boost? Go to the grocery store and put 17 pounds of butter in your cart. It's a LOT! Here's to another committed week!! Best of luck!

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INGMARIE 9/15/2014 7:24AM

    emoticon you are right 15 minutes are better than 0 minutes. emoticon

I ve been on and off myself, too many goodies, really. emoticon
Better get on the wagon so to speak. emoticon emoticon

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New Motto

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Put good in, get good out. It's been a long time since I've eaten the right kinds of foods and believe me I've felt it. I've haven't felt this sluggish in a long time. But today is day 3 of eating better. I'm starting to notice that I feel so much better when I'm not stuffing my face with junk food. :)

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CHRIMSONFYRE 9/19/2012 2:08PM

    Great motto and great choices!

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Thursday, February 09, 2012

I've reset all my trackers back to zero. I'm ready to start again. This time I'm going to get my family in on the fun. We bought a scale a few days ago and everyone was surprized to see how much more they weighed then they thought. I knew what my weight was already because I had just been to the doctor's office in the morning. Cripes.....even our cat is fat. She tips the scale at 17#'s.

My biggest hurdle is cooking. I HATE it! There is always something I need from the grocery store to complete a recipe. I know that better planning will help me avoid this so that's one of my new goals. Time was always an issue too when it came to cooking. I'm no longer working OT so no excuses.

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LAURELSPARK 2/9/2012 3:53PM

    I'm with you....I hate to cook. Thank goodness my family is not picky. We eat lots of freggies and other stuff that hangs around the frig and cabinets. Most of the time when I actually cook my family does not like what I have made anyway.

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CAPECODLIGHT 2/9/2012 10:06AM

    I always so admire (and truth be told, envy), people who once and for all get a handle on living a healthy lifestyle and sustain their weight loss. For the rest of us, it is steps forward and steps back. I am trying to re-start too, after an unhealthy food choice holiday season. The good news is I didn't fall off the exercise. So, good luck on your re-start and getting your family to join in. I'll be stepping along with you.

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Time to face the music

Monday, September 12, 2011

I haven't stepped on the scale in a very long time. I've been afraid to face the truth that I've completely fallen off the wagon and gone back to my old ways. I know by the way my clothes fit me or better yet do NOT fit me that I've probably gained back the 45#'s I lost last year and maybe even a few more. I will find out tomorrow.

I'm leaving day after tomorrow for an extended vacation to my husband's country. I have to work tomorrow and I've always weighed in at work (dr's scales). I figure I'll have my starting weight tomorrow and we'll see how well I do while I'm in Morocco. I've always lost some weight in the past when I've been there. Probably due to the amount of walking we end up doing. I never count calories while there either. I know I won't be eating anything processed foods since my MIL cooks everything from scratch. I'm so ready to finally get there cause I know how much better I feel physically when I'm in Morocco.

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CAPECODLIGHT 9/30/2011 7:25AM

    I hope you are enjoying your visit. I saw your note in the Huddle this morning and decided to visit your page. I find, too, on vacation that I don't have any trouble maintaining or even losing weight because I am so active (I should be so active when I am home!).

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One less stressor

Monday, August 15, 2011

I bought the plane tickets this morning for Morocco!! It's like a huge weight has been lifted from me. Now I can spend the next month shopping for gifts, paying the bills ahead of time and packing. I'm so excited to be "going home".

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COOKWITHME65 8/16/2011 7:01PM

    I have never been but like I told you my Dad goes once a year and we have had his friends come stay with us. Love the food! I'm so jealous. Take lots of pictures. Before my Dad goes each yr we usually go to a chinese market or supply store. They have inexpensive little dishes that his friends always love. He says they set them out all over the big dinner table filled with olives, dried fruit, salt and pepper etc... They also like the sports shirts and hats (celtics, red sox, bruins etc...)

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