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I can grill my steak and eat it too!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The SP nutrition tracker rocks. I feel that no food is off limits because the tracker lets me know all the nutrition vitals. So when I found boneless ribeye for $4.99, I bought a tray.

I grilled myself an 8 oz ribeye, baked a potato, and had a salad. Although I allotted 5 oz for dinner, I stopped after 3 oz because I was full. Finally, the brain "stop eating brake" is coming on BEFORE I wolf down everything on my plate.

  
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CHALLENGER15 3/14/2013 4:16PM

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KLONG8 3/13/2013 8:23PM

    I am SO impressed! When I heard you say you grilled and 8 oz ribeye I was thinking "too much" but then you STOPPED! Amazing, and way to go. This is a huge accomplishment

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Living Lean

Sunday, March 10, 2013

I've faithfully been logging good and bad for the last 6 weeks and the weight is SLOWLY coming off. Since the weather is getting nicer and Daylight Savings Time kicked in, I'm hoping that perhaps it'll drop off a tad faster. But the important thing is the change in my mindset.

Today I made a loaf of homemade bread and only took 1 bite. I picked it up and smelled it 3 times which was so delightfully aromatic. But, I didn't have to eat it. What a great feeling that I was actually in control enought not to succumb to wolfing down several pieces laden with butter and jam. Now that's progress.

  
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DB1167 3/11/2013 7:52AM

    That is progress! I love the smell of bread baking. Good Job!

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"Weakends"

Monday, March 04, 2013

I try to be accountable and within nutritional guidelines during the week. but come Friday night thru Sunday, an alian takes over and I often sabotage what little accomplishment I achieved the prior 5 days.

Things aren't as dire since I'm still logging what I eat. This past weekend, I hosted a birthday dinner for a friend, and made a reaallllyyyy good German Chocolate cake from scratch. I did eat a 2 pieces this weekend, but I logged the food, and more important had the presence of mind to give the rest away.
I also ate some ice cream but weighed it and kept it down to a normal serving. So, perhaps I'm getting a handle on the portion control aspect of this battle. Changing the out of control binging habit, I think, is an important hurdle and I think I'm slowly breaking the eat it all mindset.

  
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SHARONSPARKLE 3/5/2013 3:35PM

    There is no such thing as a forbidden food - just eat a normal portion and track it! Keep up the good work, you found the right answer.

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MIRAGE727 3/5/2013 6:57AM

    Becoming conscious of what your nutrition and embracing healthy habits are the right steps forward. I think before I bite!
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I also cook and bake healthier. That really makes a difference!
Stay strong, stay focused, and be well!
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CHALLENGER15 3/5/2013 6:49AM

    I agree, and I decided early on that if I was going to lose for good, that this is what had to happen. I had to be able to eat things like cake and ice cream once in a while if I wanted. Portion control was what made that possible for me.

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My weight loss occurs about as quick as glacial movement

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Well, it's been 10 days and finally another pound dropped off. I'm sure if I'd stick down near the 1200 cal/day range, it'd be quicker, but I'm almost always at the upper limit. If I had lost 25 lbs already, I could understand taking 10 days to lose a pound but it's frustrating when I'm just starting out. On the positive side, I'm logging the food and being accountable.

  
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SHARONSPARKLE 3/1/2013 12:20PM

    Slow and steady wins the race! Plus it's easier to keep the weight off if you lose it slower. That being said, it is irritating to step on the scale and not see a loss every day! After all, we're working at it.

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CHALLENGER15 2/28/2013 3:02AM

    I am of the opinion that it stays off better when it is lost slowly, and dietary changes one can live with. Plans which allow the weight to drop so quickly don't usually work over time.

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CATHEMARIE 2/27/2013 9:34PM

    Me too! Especially today ~ when I went WAY OVER!!

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IDGET16 2/27/2013 7:34PM

    Keep up the good work :) Seriously- a pound lost is a big step! It is way better then a pound gained, for sure!

When I find I reach a plateau I have a hard time keeping motivated so maybe check your other measurements, especially if you have been working out. The scale is only a tiny picture of your overall progress.

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KIMBERLY19732 2/27/2013 7:34PM

    In Feb I have lost ONE pound. So I feel your pain. I just emailed sparkcoach and asked for some advice. According to my calories in vs. out I should have lost atleast 5 pounds! Am am typically a slow loser too emoticon

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ROBB1N 2/27/2013 7:33PM

    It is frustrating, but some people just lose slower. The main thing is that you have lost, not how long it took.

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A new motivator to lose weight

Friday, February 22, 2013

The interesting thing about working at a mega insurance company is the way they use employees as guinea pigs for new ideas. Each year they add a new layer of restrictions, and procedures you need to go through to get your health insurance, or you get to pay a higher premium.

Last year, they introduced a new requirement that you have a mini physical that includes weight, BMI, cholesterol, glucose, etc. This year, people that are inside the range will get up to $300. However, those who are outside the range, but make progress such as reducing their weight 3% will also be given some compensation.

I hope that this will help motivate me on my journey to a healthier weight and well-being.... or I'll get to pay the price in more ways than one.

  
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CYNEDRA 2/25/2013 7:10PM

    One of the local hospitals has done that in the past for their employees. They may still be doing it.

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CHALLENGER15 2/23/2013 12:04PM

    I have heard of some other companies doing it as well. I wish the school district that I retired from, and which I chose to stay insured through, would do the same.

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GCHUNG 2/22/2013 9:28PM

    Wow - innovative idea - ultimately it benefits you and the company because a healthier you is less sick time.

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