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Monday, February 03, 2014

I only went to the gym one day last week and I know that I should have went more than that. I know exactly what happened and I know that it shouldn't have happened. I let work get the best of me and I'm making a promise to myself that I won't let that happen again. I'm stuck in a position where I believe that the company is just "using me". We had a major transition of my position back in June/July. I was eventually hired to do another job within the company, but 10 months later I haven't had a chance to do that job. I have been doing the same job that I was doing before the transition. When I have free time, I have asked my boss and my co-worker if they have anything for me to do. My boss says work with my co-worker, but the co-worker has nothing for me to do. Now, this is the same person that should be training me for the position that I was hired to do. I have offered to help plenty of times, but right now I feel like I'm done trying. I told myself and some close friends that I will give the company 2 more months (1 year anniversary) to get me into my position. If that doesn't happen, I will be looking for another place of employment.

As far as me not working out last week, that isn't acceptable. But I'm going to beat myself up over it. Today starts a new week and I plan on going to the gym at least 3 days. I'm not going to let anyone or anything get me down like that again. They aren't worth it and I am. I'm 100% worth it and I will prove it to them.

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F70176555 2/3/2014 4:54PM

    Hey you should look into workouts on youtube if you can't make it to the gym some nights. Might not be as intense but you still will get exercise.

Sorry about your work hope it works out.

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WERSPBUDDIES 2/3/2014 2:52PM

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LILMISSRED79 2/3/2014 2:05PM

    I'm sorry that work was so unpleasant last week. Maybe instead of offering to help out, the next time you have some free time on your hands just go to your co-worker and say "I need you to start training me for my new position now, please." It doesn't sound like he or she is ever going to take the initiative to start training you on his/her own, and that's not ok! You have a right to learn the job that you were hired to do.

Hang in there- you can do it!

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LUANN7 2/3/2014 2:03PM

    keep up the good work and stay on that wagon this week.

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Other weight loss programs

Friday, January 17, 2014

So I have been thinking about trying other weight loss programs. I'm talking about Weight Watchers, Herbalife, Body by Vi. I know Weight Watchers is all about counting points, just like counting calories. Herbalife and Body by Vi are basically shakes, from what I have seen. My biggest concern is that if I stop using the product, would I put the weight back on? Has anyone tried any of these?

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MIA-MORSEL 2/3/2014 4:19PM

    have you given SP food tracker a fair crack of the whip? Are you subconsciously thinking that because SP is absolutely free, it is therefore not up to par?

You are mistaken if you think that to lose weight you'll have to look elsewhere.

In order to lose weight you have to put your mind and soul into it. Once you are fully committed, the rest is easy.....trust me!

Why not buy a cheap pedometer, wear it from morning to night, every single day. All steps count, not merely workouts. See how many daily steps you usually record and then add another 500 as and when you feel like it, aiming for around 8000-10000 steps. Then start recording your healthy food, staying within your calorie range, and just watch the pounds drop off.

You can get a lot of steps in without even leaving your home (from being a couch potato, I do 8000 daily steps, which is 3 miles, and most are done in my home) You could fit in a lot of steps in the time wasted going to and from classes and the time spent at the classes, not to mention the savings in fees and the confidence you will acquire from doing your own thing successfully, and living on healthy food.

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F70176555 1/18/2014 12:36PM

    I did Weight watchers and it's very similar to what I am doing now. Watching calories and getting support from Spark People. It's free verses Weight watchers fees. Don't get me wrong it works support and the point system. I loved it! I just can't afford it at the moment and have no time to go back and forth to weekly meeting with two children.

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HDHAWK 1/18/2014 11:26AM

    I've tried it all in one form or another. Think about which one you can stick with for the long haul. I'd say that's WW because you can eat all normal food. I don't mind shakes, but do you really want that to be your main diet? People do tend to gain it back when they go off that sort of plan.

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TERRY0217 1/17/2014 10:57PM

    Check out Dr Fuhrman's "Eat to Live" on You Tube....Also, I've been using my Nutrabullet to get more fruits and veggies...

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TTLEELEE 1/17/2014 10:50PM

    Try the WW and tie it into SP. I really is all about lifestyle change and being intentional with applying your knowledge.

I did Jenny Craig years ago and it worked "much" of the time but was expensive and ultimately monotonous. After stopping, over time I gained over 25 pounds. That was because I can't live that plan forever.

I need a personal plan, that works for me. Finding that plan is a part of my life's process. Yes! It is a process. It isn't quick, and it takes a lot of work. It only works if you continue to work it - whatever plan it is.

Good Luck!

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CRYSALLIS1 1/17/2014 10:27PM

    There are so many but if it's not based a real food in "my opinion" is it's not worth it. I have never known anyone to loose wt in this way & keep it off for more then a few weeks. There may be someone out there but I never met them. You need nutrient dense food; not products.
Weight Watchers is the best that I have ever used. A word of caution don't fall into the trap of not thinking of nutrient value and only counting points. You can loose wt by eating a candy bar, chips, & a hamburger too. But guess what; your points are all used up & your still hungry. Rough to stick to long term. Incorporate lots of freggies with lean protein & your on the way to a great plan. Not enough personal attention for me but interesting subjects to take to heart each week. Weekly meetings & weigh ins make it official & do help keep it on track. With the addition of the on-line support to I assume it's better yet. I think you have to pay extra for the on-line support though.
Some of the others are pushy & you must join now as they "don't know when the special will end." Years ago they showed me a room of "packaged shelf stable food with all my great choices." The one on one assistance would have been nice but nothing else.
For me I plan to stick with Spark. It's the best support around. The free price is just a bonus. Nutrition plans can be individualized what works for each person. I have started Eat to Live. It's a drastic change for me but when I learned more about it it's the biggest aha! moment I have ever had. I told my husband this is it. I have never, ever said that before. It's not a plan that's second nature yet but I have learned allot & making progress.
The group support here is phenomenal! It's also working for me to have a couple close buddy's to keep me accountable & I have promised to do the same for them.
Something else to consider.....I always think back to something Oprah once said. "If money alone could help me find that miracle cure for being overweight I would already be doing it."
Best of luck. You may want to consider that perhaps you are already in the right place. Perhaps you may just need to tweak your plan a little. The times you have tried to get healthier in the past & you did not get the results you wanted were practice to get it right. I don't know about you girlfriend but I have had allot of practice. I honestly have NO doubt about my future success.

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EABHA70 1/17/2014 8:48PM

    I've never done either of these shake diets, but I did use Vega One, a protein shake with vitamins and minerals. I was somewhat successful, but really, the way to permanently lose weight is to make changes that are going to last. And very few people can live on shakes forever. They are a good on-the-go meal replacement when you really need something fast, but I don't see them as a long term solution. And wow, the expense!

(Also, I know someone who bought and used Body by Vi and then started to sell it herself, but she never actually lost any weight.)

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MRSCLARK 1/17/2014 8:34PM

    weight watchers is best.They have a program that you don't have to count points on.There are certain foods that you can eat and not have to count points.I like it.That way I don't have to worry about keeping track of points.

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LUANN7 1/17/2014 8:25PM

    I think weight watchers is better than shakes cuz your eating food.and not low calorie like shakes that can send u into starvation mode.

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GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

I have to keep telling myself to "GET OUT OF THE WAY!" I went to the gym today and of course it was during the busy hours, right after work. I usually try to go before work or later in the evening. I wrote down some exercises to do that required weights. Well, since it was busy I didn't do those exercises. I felt that I wasn't capable, but I know I am, do to those exercises. My main thing is being over in that section of the gym when it is so busy. I'll feel like everyone is watching me, when in fact I know they aren't.

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JULIAMOONCHILD 1/15/2014 12:29AM

    I so know the feeling! Not wanting to work out in the gym when it's crowded and feeling as though everyone will be watching you. Yep, I think it's probably a universal thing cuz so many of us feel that way. And, hey, it ain't just women ... I've talked to guys who also feel like they can't lift weights when there are a lot of people around. I especially HATE it when these muscle building dudes are there - like in their little pack - and they just hang out forever where the weights are - looking at themselves in the mirrors that line the whole freakin' wall.
So, as badly as I need to use those weights, I usually find myself doing cardio instead. Dang! It's a mind game and I know that it's my own mind that's making up the stupid rules. Still, I wish those dudes would just go out for beer and pizza and stay the heck out of MY GYM. emoticon

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F70176555 1/14/2014 6:17AM

    I agree emoticon
Try to find a buddy to go with you it makes a big difference! I used to go with my Aunty and she and I just talked right through the work outs on the tredmill and weights. emoticon
Convinced my husband to go and he split his pants the first five minutes we were there! lol. He didn't come back with me. emoticon

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BLUBIRDY00 1/13/2014 9:33PM

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Chocolate is my worst enemy.

Yesterday a friend had dropped off some homemade candy that his wife had made for the holidays. I do have to say that it was the best chocolate candy I have ever had. It was better than any store bought candy.

Even though eating those candies put me over my calories for the day, I didn't beat myself up over it. I ate a smaller dinner (instead of a whole steak, only half) and I finished planning out our meal till the 19th.

This week is all about watching what I eat. I'm trying very hard to track everything that eat or drink. Next week with the weather warming up, I'll be able to go workout after work.


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DOOLEYBABE 1/9/2014 1:42PM

    Keep up the good work! Homemade candy is always the best! emoticon

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F70176555 1/9/2014 12:28PM

    You go girl!! Beating yourself up is the worst thing to do!! I know that from experience!

I am finding slow changes are the best! Just like your doing. I have read many success stories and they started slow too. Making permanent changes are the best!!!


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What I finally realized

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Early today I was look around on Spark People and noticed that someone had a picture of themselves, what they look like now and what they look like at their goal weight. I decided to to do the site (http://www.modelmydiet.com) to see what I look like. It fits me perfectly.

Looking at the picture makes me realize that I am really overweight and just never seen it like others do. I sit here wondering why and how I let myself get this. But I do realize that I can't dwell on it. I have to move past the fact that I let myself get out of control. I have the knowledge and the resources to make the changes that I need to do.

Even though I haven't made it to the gym this week like I had planned, I'm tracking everything I eat. Once the weather gets above freezing with the wind chill, I will be at the gym for at least an hour or more 3-4 times a week.

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VEGERCISELY 1/8/2014 1:03PM

    That website is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing that.

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MRSTABER 1/8/2014 9:54AM

    This is a neat model! Take one step at a time and you will get there!

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F70176555 1/8/2014 9:04AM

    Don't kick yourself for not working out at first because your body is just getting adjusted to the lower calorie intake. Do what works for you! That is what I am finding!
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MAKBABE 1/7/2014 9:26PM

    We can only start with where we are at not where we wish to be. all though the weight loss is important. I have found choosing goals that promote me becoming healthier, let me not get frustrated when the scale does not show the hard work. this is a journey not a sprint.

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KATHY98665 1/7/2014 9:22PM

    Tracking is a huge part of making things happen. Good for you for keeping up with that. I am pretty inconsistent- even though I know it works..sigh. Two day streak now..lol

Keep up the good work!

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