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I treated myself today, just a little - back on track tomorrow

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Well today, I had my weigh in and I was down 3.8 lbs. That was great, now I have to see a drop again next week. I have no problem doing it for one week, then gaining again the following week.

I did treat myself though today - I had a piece of cake without frosting that my teenage son made as well as a sip of wine to help celebrate the arrival of our friends wife to Canada.

Back on track tomorrow!


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JOYSMILES 7/8/2009 5:55PM

    The cake was very good emoticon . My oldest son made it and it was strawberry. It was a mix I bought in the USA. Being able to enjoy it with company was the best part and that I planned for it. The guilt wasn't there.

Thanks for your comments - always encouraging.

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JLDACQ 7/8/2009 9:22AM

    Just because you enjoyed a treat doesn't mean that you're off the diet. It's been my experience that if I can't have a weekly treat, then I'm going to cheat before too long, and then I toss in the towel for another few days.

So, when I have a treat, I try to keep it as low in fat or sugar as I can, and if someone hands me a big slab of birthday cake, I make sure I have a LOT of water handy, and eat no more than half the piece I was given.

One thing I've done in the past when sugar is shoved in front of me, is that I tell people that I'm borderline diabetic. That usually stops the barrage of questions about how the diet is going... it's usually understood that I have to stay away from sugar. It doesn't matter that the excuse I use is a lie, as long as I get the point across that I can't have that particular food on my diet.

Was the cake good at least? :-D

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Sun came out today!!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

emoticon Sun was out today - that's what I woke up to today, what a great feeling. Thank you God!!! What a change in my mood, I felt like I could conquer the world today. I didn't drag myself out of bed with achy joints.

Got up and did my chores (gladly), did my exercises early in the day - with the most enthusiasm in days, got out and enjoyed the sun!! Great day.

Well, it's back to work tomorrow after being off for 5 days.

I will weigh in on Tuesday, I'm sure I am down. But being down this one week, is just the start :-) emoticon


The weekend is here! I'm getting my hair done tomorrow - yipee

Friday, July 03, 2009

Well today is the 3rd day of staying strictly to my menu and it is kicking in. lol I was a bit hungry by 3pm, actually I felt famished. But I did get over that hump. I spent the day in and out with the boys. Got there first photo done together. Then let them take pics here at the house. Now the day is just gone.

Tomorrow I will get my food for the week together and make sure everything is in place for another successful week!


Day 2 - New beginnings

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Another day off work, I sooo needed time off and so glad I took these extra days (although I did check my emails late in the afternoon).

I woke up late, but I had went to bed late. I had prepared most of my food last night for today. I knew I had a bunch of running around to do, so I had everything timed so that I would be home in time to eat my lunch and dinner and took my snacks with me. I carried my 1 litre water bottle with me - yup, I am back up to 3 litres a day! I was peeing soo much last night, that I am so very happy the bathroom is RIGHT next to my bedroom.

I was still quite tired, but that is my iron, I'm sure it is still low. My weight isn't helping along with this weather, so I had a quick nap before I did my exercises. About 2 min into my exercises I felt so much better! I'm so happy I did them, because I was not feeling up to it. Then I moved furniture around - AGAIN!!! My husband is getting really upset with me now.

Well, I'm off to my other distractor from food - Facebook. emoticon


Day 1 - Let's get this party started

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Ok, so here I am, trying this again, but I'm going to do things different. I'm going to try 110% to stay more positive no matter what!!! I have many things coming my way and this weather is not helping my mood.

I had a nice talk with my mentor and we looked at what I was most likely doing wrong, what I should be doing, then I stated what I will be doing. You see, I am only about 20lbs away from my heaviest!! I had already lost 101 lbs 6 yrs ago, and most of it has slowly creeped back on over time. I had vowed at that time that I would never see those numbers again.

But it's more than just the numbers. It's the way I feel physically, mentally and what I see my oldest son going through as he deals with his weight.

I know it's going to be hard, heck most things in my life have been hard, but those are the things that make me the woman I am today - which I think is pretty awesome!!!

So stick with me for this ride and wish me luck. I haven't yet decided if I will be brave enough to post before and after pics in my 2pc swimwear (since I don't swim - lol). It might just be the wakeup call I need and my husband is dying to take that pic.....can you see some blackmail happening????

Happy Canada Day!


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