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Sunday, September 14, 2014

So far so good. I am staying motivated, and have lost about 10 lbs. I am eating food that I love, even trying new things. I have my nieces and nephew visiting for the weekend. Along with my step daughter we literally have a house full of kids (5 total- 1 16 yr old, and the rest under the age of 10) It has been loud, and chaotic, but I wouldn't change it for the world. We went to the park, and for the first time I got up from the bench and actually played tag with them. They thought it was so funny, and I was laughing right along with them. This is the beginning for me. I NEED to make choices in situations like this. I can either sit on the sidelines and make excuses, or I can join in the fun and be part of the memory being made. I still have a long road ahead of me, but that's ok! Taking the scenic route has always been my favorite thing to do!


An Open Mind

Friday, September 05, 2014

Its been almost a month since I started KNOWING what i eat. I've been reading a lot about nutrition and health, and actually applying it to my every day life. I have a thyroid problem, and for the first time I actually looked into what kind of food i should be eating. It feels good. It feels good to know that I am fueling my body with natural energy. It feels good to know that I am making good food choices. I am trying new things that i have never even thought of trying before, and actually enjoying them! My husband always tells our daughter to taste a new food at least once. If she doesnt like it, she doesnt have to eat it. I cant tell you how many things she's tried for the first time and ended up loving. I'm applying the same rule to myself. Chickpeas, beets, radish, tomatoes, fish. All things i could have done without in the past, now have become part of my everyday diet. Keep an open mind, and your possibilities are endless.

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JENNYW73 9/6/2014 8:25PM

    I have a can of Chickpeas in the kitchen! :) cant wait to try it. What do you suggest eating it with?

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NETGYRL 9/5/2014 12:42PM

    This is great! The more different tastes you are open to will help keep you from getting bored with the food you can eat. Enjoy!

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JPONCIN 9/5/2014 12:27PM

    That is awesome. Nice job!!! :)

Have you made your own hummus yet??? All you need is chickpeas, a food processor, and some of your favorite spices. :)

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We meet again

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

So its been 2 years since I fell off the wagon. I put back on every single pound I lost, and am in the same exact boat I was in when I started in 2012. I 'm not going to look back. I will start fresh. I know the mistakes I made, and will learn from them. I feel good about this, I have a different attitude about my weight loss. I know I can do it since I've done it before. I just need to continue to stay positive!

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EVRLNGFOO 8/19/2014 5:02PM

    welcome back! you can do it.

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JPONCIN 8/19/2014 10:43AM

    You can do it! Welcome back. :)

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pumpkins and peanuts

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I have a sweet tooth. Not just any normal sweet tooth, a big, black, cavity filled sweet tooth that i am not ashamed to make bigger with lots and lots of sugar. Every year to symbolize the start of the fall weather I like to indulge in one of my favorite sweet treats- Candy Corn Pumpkins, and Planters Peanuts. I love this combination, and have been known to eat an entire bag of pumpkins in one sitting. Yes, i know this sickening (literally and figuratively). This year I have not been able to bring myself to buying this treat. I know I would eat all of them with no self control. I've come to far to break down now. I also know what many people are thinking, just have a servings worth, or work it into your meal plan. I cant do this. This would be like tempting an alcoholic with a shot of whiskey. It would only take one taste. SO, sadly I am by-passing it this year. :( I will light an apple-cinnamon scented to candle to ring in the fall weather. This is a tradition that wont add 5lbs onto my hips.

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BABY_GIRL69 10/21/2012 10:39PM

    emoticon God bless!Dee

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having trouble finding my motivation today....

Monday, September 10, 2012

I have today and tomorrow off. Typically I would be content to just sit on the couch all day and hang out on pinterest, and facebook. Today I woke up and started my morning routine of coffee and computer, started cleaning about 11am, and made a nice lunch about 1pm. Now I am sitting down again and truthfully would like nothing more but to put on a movie and browse the internet for healthy recipes until it was time for dinner. lol...kind of ironic- looking at healthy alternatives while sitting on my ass. lol. Here is my problem- I am comfortable. I am enjoying my time. I am stuck in a rut. I need an idea for motivation. Do I post a pic of my fat butt on my laptop? UGH...I am arguing with myself in my head right now, here is my train of thought: Just do it, you know it makes you feel better! GET OFF THIS COMPUTER! Go right now!!
Ok- i'm going. Geesh. emoticon

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JPONCIN 9/12/2012 7:04AM

    Yay Jenny! Nice job!!! :D

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JENNYW73 9/10/2012 6:11PM

    I did get off the computer!! I am happy I did, too. My husband and Iwent to the gym and I got in a good hour work out. Came home and made a taco salad for under 500 calories and now i'm full, and ready to go for an after dinner walk around the block. It is the little things, and the more i do them the more i can see that it is working! :)

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HANNAHEP 9/10/2012 2:41PM

    hahaha it sounds like you are being a little hard on yourself....getting away from the computer and breaking old habits is hard, but make sure to give yourself credit for every second you spend away from your usual cycle. Every ten minutes you spend doing something out of your usual comfort zone deserves a huge pat on the back.
Congratulations to you on taking the steps toward change. you're awesome!

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