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Cape Hatteras I will meet you at the ocean edge!!!!!

Monday, July 04, 2011

I talked to my husband this morning as we were walking , I told him how disgusted I am with my self about not losing weight. We always go to Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks in North Carolina . We have not been there for 3 years due to my Mom having knee replacement, & my step Dad being sick,, & I did not want to leave them. We made plans to go next year, so I had mentioned to my husband I want to lose 20 pounds before we go as my goal set. So he suggested as my goal if I do not lose the 20 pounds by next year we do not go. That has sent my mind racing . Now I must do this. I have been a big lax on exercising. I need to go back I have made all kinds of good sounding excuses that sure sound good at the time. So the good walk this morning & the talk we had as encouraged me to fight this big SLUMP I am in. ( Karen help ) I really really want this trip next year.
I am going to feel the sand between my toes, watching the early morning sun peeking up over the ocean horizon. In the early morning hours I will take my chair near the waters edge & dip my feet in so the ocean washes over them, while reading a good book with the breeze of the ocean sweeping back my hair. I want to hear the sea gulls giving out wake up calls, & watching them swirl above me doing their waltz. I want to smell the salty air. I want to pick seashells & chase sand crabs as they scurry into their homes. I want the sun to slightly kiss my cheeks so I have a rosy glow. I want the sea grasses touching my legs as I climb the sand dune. I want to lay on the beach at night watching the light house sweeping across the dark waters. When it is time to leave my paradise I will be going with a few sprinkles of sand in my shoes, my sun kissed cheeks & memories to tide me over the cold winter months to come. I will meet my goal to dip my feet into the ocean edge.


I've been had on lemonade!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Our KFC folded up in our town, so my Mom wanted to go there for dinner tonight in another town. I had grilled chicken, cole slaw, & lemonade, dang I came home & looked up the calorie count on lemonade> A whole rounded number of 200 calories. Even though I stayed in range of my calories I was not happy with this. From now on before I go out I will scan the nutrition brochure of the restaurant.
On a lighter note I had my hair highlighted today & that was a nice booster for me, I like it made me feel better,now in 4 weeks I will get my hair permed. I like the curls so I can just wet it from the shower scrunch it & I am done. Evening is now drawing in & I am happy about how the day went for my eating. I could have had a bucket of chicken, extra crispy, but ordered the two grilled small pieces. NO MORE KFC LEMONADE!!! I actually ordered it because I thought there was barely any calories in it.

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ZANYGIRL1 7/3/2011 1:31PM

    Yea, I know what you mean. I love lemonade, but when I found out what the calories were, I stopped drinking it too!! Lol. Sounds like you did good though!!


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LHLADY517 6/29/2011 4:29PM

    I think it should be mandatory that if a place sells food, then all ingredients and nutritional information should be available. Too many people are allergic to so much these days that having that information could be lifesaving. As to the nutritional information, if a place doesn't have it available, I don't go back. It's that simple.

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GAILRUU 6/29/2011 9:18AM

    I like it when the nutrition information is available. KFC is a difficult place to eat at since most of their selections tend to be a little high in fat.

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One day at a time

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Today is a good day. Went to church & had a real good lesson in allowing our worries to be carried by Christ, surrendering our all to Him. I had a good eating day with 120 calories left over. I had extra vegetables today. When my husband stopped at Pizza Hut I had 3 slices not 5 so I am happy about that. I am taking all this new approach very slow, thinking before I do anything & realizing the outcome if I do not. I mentioned to my one friend Karen on Sparks the interstate road we took on the motorcycle was so bouncy I told her I think I jiggled at least one pizza slice off. Where does our tax dollars go sure was not on that stretch of road. I took my register book with me to record & look over with what I ate today. I want to carry that where ever I go then in the evening put it in my nutrition tracker on Sparks. By having it with me I can see what I have ate earlier & make better choices in my selections, that is the plan from now on.

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ZANYGIRL1 6/28/2011 1:23PM

    Sounds like a GREAT plan!! So proud of you girl!!!!



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PURPLELVR7 6/27/2011 7:29AM

    emoticonSounds like an awesome day

emoticonon your success

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Claiming a freshness of healthiness not just for my lungs but for my entire soul & body

Saturday, June 25, 2011

This morning at 6:30 I sat on my porch chair,breathing in the cool crisp air, as it filled my lungs I thought how much I wanted not only my lungs to feel this refreshing air, but to have my entire being filled with a freshness of healthiness. I got up went in & brought out a note book & a check book register. I began to write how I feel about everything. I also through out the day recorded my feelings of how I felt when i ate . In the check register book ( I had an extra empty one ) I recorded the time, date & where it says transactions I put in what I ate then in the next column put how much. I put it in a clear plastic folder with a pen & recorded what I ate & drank all day. I kept within my goal for today I am very pleased with today.
I also have an issue with drinking water so instead of getting out the 64 ounce water bottle & being overwhelmed I only would pour in 8 ounces in a glass fill it with ice. I drank 4 glasses & that is a lot for me, it is a start. I will take my note book & check register with me where ever I go until I can safely do this knowing what needs to be done, it may be a part of me for a long time, but that is okay I am not going to rush this . I am taking it moment by moment. I also need to get back to working out & walking. Everything is one small step to a bigger step.

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NEWNAC304 6/26/2011 5:35PM

    I carry a notebook with me so I cal always track what I eat. It's a good idea to record your feelings too. You're going to succeed!

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CBLANK20091 6/26/2011 7:25AM

  That's such a wonderful idea of keeping track with a checkbook register while you're on the go! You should post that in the tips section.
Keep Sparking and Shining!

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ZANYGIRL1 6/26/2011 12:17AM

    WAY TO GO GIRL....I'm VERY proud of you! Sounds like you're off to a GREAT start. I know you can do this and I'm here with you all the way!!



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I am losing & I do not mean the weight

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I went on vacation & gained over 3 pounds of lard. I knew exactly what I was doing,but shoveled it in like a furnace needing fuel to keep going. I am not happy one bit about my indulgence. I know tomorrow is another day pick yourself back up I am told & start over. I hear that,but I am failing my self. My husband lost 21 pounds since Feb. first time in his life am so happy for him. He use to indulge in huge portions of chocolate , ice cream ,& chips. now he rarely touches it. I go for all the good food, plus a night crawler into the cupboards & fridge. The thing that kills me when I do this I am not even hungry. I can do things to divert myself from this ,but go back to raiding the food shelves. I say tomorrow I will be good,but the tomorrows are not working because I do not know where to begin to try & help myself.

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STLSUE01 6/20/2011 7:01AM

  Please stop comparing your achievements to your husband's -- I didn't that for years and self-undermined every small goal I won. Be happy that he did it, but recognized that his physiology is different from yours.

What's triggering your night-time eating? Are you bored because he's not home? How do you take care of you when he's not there?

You are not a failure, nor are you failing yourself. It's a daily struggle for all of us -- eat this, not that, stay busy, don't obsess, yada yada. I take it one day at a time, if necessary, one hour at a time. You *can* do this.


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TODAYIAM 6/20/2011 12:37AM

    My suggestion would be to not keep tempting food in the cupboards or the fridge... I do not keep chocolate or many sweets in the house, that way if I have a craving I have to go to the store.. and with five sleeping kids and a husband that works nights I can't do that so I go with a yogurt or fruit. Now sometimes I do make that trip but I don't go crazy.. you just need to find the inspiration to stop. emoticon

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IMREITE 6/20/2011 12:11AM

    i hqave been working hard on my mindful eating. last week i was terriable, but i will not give up and try to be more careful this weekend when i am traveling.

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KAYE454 6/19/2011 11:42PM

  Just cut back and take one day at a time Sparpeople can help you

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