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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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it's the little things....

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Coffee is my weakness. It is the only thing I refuse to give up no matter what. Now that is a big statement considering 6 short months ago I would have said the same thing for my mountain dew addiction. I dont miss it, and I feel like i can hear my body screaming THANK YOU, JENNY!! Coffee on the other hand is my routine, my security blanket. If I dont have it in the AM I feel like something is missing, like I am in slow motion. Then the head aches start...blah. So I make sure i have at least one cup in the morning, and try to drink nothing but water for the rest of the day. 8 cups of water is surprisingly harder to drink than I had thought it would be! I am trying, believe me.....but sometimes my job prevents me from running to the bathroom to pee every 10 minutes. I guess i have a small bladder. I am trying none the less, and like my mountain dew addiction I can hear my body screaming THANK YOU, JENNY!! emoticon

  
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JENNYW73 9/5/2012 10:29AM

    Thanks everyone! :)

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JPONCIN 9/5/2012 9:13AM

    If you love it that much, then keep having your cup a day, or you will feel deprived. Hang in there on the water! It takes some getting used to. And your bladder will get used to it too. You've done a great job on the Mt. Dew, that stuff is poison! You are awesome! :)

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CYLIB1 9/5/2012 8:42AM

    The magic number for coffee is now supposed to be TWO. Yes, the news lately has claimed that two cups of coffee a day is actually good for you! But not more, which is my problem.

See articles such as http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/
06/29/2-cups-coffee-may-shield-
heart-but-more-wont/

Con
gratulations on breaking the Mountain Dew addiction. That stuff really IS a problem in so many ways.

Comment edited on: 9/5/2012 8:42:49 AM

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SILLYLILME 9/4/2012 11:20PM

  lol...you and me both. I tell everyone I will give up anything but you will be prying a coffee mug outta my cold dead hand.

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LANAHAUTH21 9/4/2012 11:03PM

  I am having trouble getting in 8 glasses of water a day also.
Have a great day tomorrow.

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Sunday morning

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Ahhh I love Sundays. I love getting up earlier than my family and just enjoy the silence of the day. Usually I would make coffee, then start a big hearty breakfast- including bacon, eggs, hash browns, and either pancakes or waffles. This morning my routine was a bit different. I woke up and made the coffee. No more flavored creamer for this girl, i use a splash of skim and instead of real sugar, I am using a squirt of Stevia. I cant believe all the empty calories I was consuming. Its very eye opening when you really break down your food intake for EVERY little thing you eat. The biggest change I think was my breakfast choice for the day. A couple days ago I pre made single servings of egg beaters and put them in sandwich bags in the fridge. So, i grabbed one of those, a whole grain bagel and the fresh salsa my hubby made last night from the tomatoes our neighbor gave us. This is such a big change for me, and instead of feeling full and bloated right about this time, I feel like I am not hungry, and am ready to go for an early morning walk. Sundays will still be my favorite day of the week. The difference is my activity level and food choices. The comfy, cozy, family time feeling will never change.

  
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GREGNY 9/2/2012 10:11AM

    Great job. If you're a cereal person, I've tried fiber one honey cluster and it actually tastes really good. Kind of like maple cereal flavor. If not, I've pushed fiber meals in the am. I think I've noticed a difference. Keep it up

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JPONCIN 9/2/2012 9:55AM

    You're doing a great job! I haven't ventured to cooking a healthy breakfast yet; today I had bran flakes with cranberries, because I didn't have time to cook. But yours sounds awesome. :)

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My beginning.

Friday, August 31, 2012

My husband and I have decided to lose weight. This is not the first time, but I'm hoping it will be the last. We do this at least twice a year (try to lose weight). It feels different this time. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired. We have been changing our way of eating for the past week or so, and i've lost a few pounds already. We are going to the gym about 2x a week, and we have even taken a few walks after dinner. Its a start. A good start. I know this is the beginning of not only my new outlook of my body image, but my husbands as well. We need to do this. Our lives depend on it.

  
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JENNYW73 9/2/2012 9:28AM

    wow, thank you for all the encouraging comments! I am still navigating my way through all this, but I know I will get the hang of it soon! Your suggestions have all been very helpful. I am so excited to be a part of this awesome web community! I know this is going to work for my husband and I. Thanks again!! emoticon emoticon

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GREGNY 8/31/2012 10:27PM

    Good start!! Keep it up!!! Slow and easy is working for me. Try not to rush into it, so you don't crash and burn. Check out the first 3 or 5 sparkfriends on my page, they're pretty motivational. Take care.

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WILSHAR7 8/31/2012 5:15PM

    Hey! That's a good way to start. And you have the best thing going for you!! Your husband is right there by your side!! emoticon
Use the fitness tracker on this site to track your walks and your workouts in the gym. Use all the trackers.
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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/31/2012 4:40PM

    Welcome to SP. It's a great site! Be sure and sign up for Spark America and when you set up your exercises, just remove any you can't do or don't want and put in those you do. Be sure and schedule a day for cardio so you have access to the "other exercises" page where the walking, housework, playing with children etc. are to be found. When you are done, set up your Appointment calendar to send you reminders and when they come, click on the link then fitness and just check them off as you do them. Such a great feature. Use your spark points page to help you use and learn all the fantastic tools we have at this site. Visit others pages and get to know them better. Again, welcome to a great site.

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TIG123GER 8/31/2012 1:43PM

    That's the best thing you can do - do it together. You can be great support for each other and can give each other a kick in the butt when you need it. My hubby and I are doing this together, too, and it is a good feeling. Congrats on the success so far and good luck.

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GUCCI9300 8/31/2012 1:42PM

    emoticon One day @ a time ~ we are all here for you! :)

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