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I'm Just Not Sure

Friday, June 25, 2010

My online time is very unpredictable. I've been able to get on for two days in a row now. I've been keeping a physical journal with calorie counts and things so I would continue to have some progress. Now it seems that I am able to come back, but I like using the physical journal. I like having it with me while I'm out, but I love Sparkpeople. I could just do both I suppose. I love the support here. I hope I can find it again after being away for a week though!


Nothing to do but see how well it goes I guess!

  
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CURBUR 6/25/2010 11:52AM

    We are still here to support and motivate you, but we did miss you. It really does not matter whether you log your food & exercise and blog on Spark or keep a journal. The key is doing what works best for you. As long as you are making progress the tools you use to get there aren't important. Please know that no matter what, we are here for you.

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SWDOTB2 6/25/2010 9:59AM

    I am so glad to read of you, I've missed you. Way to go on keeping a physical journal. I'm here for you no matter how much time you need offline. I hope you will continue to find the support you are looking for here. I love Spark people too! And you've come so far.......it is my sincere hope that all is well and will continue to go well with you and yours no matter how much time passes between the online times.......

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Picking Myself Up

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Had a slump after I went out of town. It seems after I go out of town and come back I have trouble staying on track. I'll have to take extra measures. It is funny how you can have the best intentions but when it comes to the point of this or that your plans can quickly unravel. I will have to be on guard for that. Today I told myself I wouldn't let myself go another day heading down this slump. I thought, "What can I do to turn things around -right now-.

The first thing I did was track my food.

The second thing I did was make a motivational poster.


Each little sticker, picture or design I put on there represents one pound I've lost. I've lost about 110 pounds so I had fun trying to think of where to place all those stickers and doodles. I'm looking forward to placing many more stickers!


The second thing I did was get some rest. After work I get tired. I needed to refresh myself for a bit. Then I drank my water, had a little protein and went to work out.

I am already feeling much better, my mood is improving and I feel like I can do this again.

I need to see what I can do to stop going on and off again so frequently. Seems like I am doing okay for two weeks or so then I derail. I need to plan better I think. Plan my meals instead of thinking every day, "What should I have for dinner tonight?"

  
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MISMISSYV 6/18/2010 11:06AM

    Good job not leting yourself continue to slide!!
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I like your board!! I have one on my desk that I look at all day long! I really helps me to stay focused!!
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CURBUR 6/17/2010 8:59AM

    emoticon emoticonWhat a great job of motivating yourself! Everyone has slips and I know from experience how hard it is to pull yourself back up. I love your poster, what a creative way to help you focus on your success. In my house we make out a dinner menu for the week before I buy groceries. I do allow the kids some of their favorite foods (like tacos and pizza) but by planning ahead I can also plan a healthy alternative for me. This way when I get home from work I know what I am doing and the meat is already thawed if needed. If we don't plan ahead in my house we end up eating out of take-out which I am doing my best to avoid. Tonight we are having salmon, baked sweet potatoes and zucchini.

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SWDOTB2 6/17/2010 6:05AM

    Bravo!!! You're picking your SELF back up! Can you hear me cheering for you!!! I think what you are doing IS ONE OF THE KEYS to success: the ability to pull one's SELF back on track after a "derailment." You're TUNING your focus, I like the musical notes on your poster. I LOVE the photos of you that show how far you've come on your weight loss journey. Focus on your accomplishment, you ARE succeeding at this and it does take planning and effort and willpower. So I have no idea what I'm going to make for dinner this evening and you're right.....planning is another one of those KEYS. I'm thinking about what I have to work with, what do I have in the frig? - spring greens, frozen pea pods, tofu...what do I have in the pantry? - brown rice, barley........what kind of time frame do I have this evening for cooking? - 5:45 to 6:45PM before a piano student arrives. Looks like it's going to be a stir fry over rice this evening, what are you planning for dinner this evening? Planning begins with one dinner and then another...we CAN do this!

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DAYHIKER 6/17/2010 5:50AM

    You did a great job of getting back on track and I like your poster! Very nice! You have done so well at getting the weight off and are looking so good!! emoticon emoticon

Cindy

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LNKSMOM 6/17/2010 12:14AM

  I like your poster, sticker idea!?

Is this your visual motivator? I wasn't sure if it was to be on the computer or what?! LOL

Now you have me thinking ! over 100 pounds---- WOW emoticon

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Correcting A Mistake

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Last night I made an impulsive decision to eat some left over Long John Silvers. Most of the night I was regretting that decision. Instead of letting it get me down and get started on a downward spiral of eating everything in sight I immediately thought of what I could do to fix the error I had made or at least make it so it doesn't set back my previous effort. I first drank 24 oz of H20, then I did some strength training exercises. I decided I was full so I didn't have anything else to eat. I decided the next time I ate I would eat when I felt hungry. I came home from work and then did 66 minutes of cardio exercise (Dance Dance Revolution) burning 300 calories. I found out that I had only gone 200 calories over my range. So if I exercise later on today I will have made up for the error I made.

Even though I kind of messed up I am feeling very proud of myself for fixing it and not letting it get me down. I feel like I can still do this. I have hope!

  
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HSCHLUTT 6/10/2010 12:03PM

    Way to go! Your actions should show you that you have changed your attitude about food and you are becoming a healthier person both mind and body. One step back and two steps forward.
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SWDOTB2 6/10/2010 11:48AM

    I know you CAN, you're living proof of knowing HOW to do this! Proud of you, J, it's always so good to read your posts and blogs. Your sincere honesty and integrity are AMAZING! And your attitude is everything, your attitude and HOPE! HOPE rocks!!! Way to turn it around, I think you're AMAZING!!! You inspire me, hope to see you guys tomorrow evening, HOPE to see you guys! Keep up the good work!

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NANJET 6/9/2010 9:57PM

    Way to turn it around!! I did something similar last night...I ate the leftovers instead of throwing them out or saving them just because they were there...& that was enough to push me over my limit...so I went for a walk...

Guess we are learning to manage our diets & that means damage control...and that's a really good thing!!

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NINASYMONE1 6/9/2010 12:08PM

    Good for you for making the right "fix" for the situation.
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DAYHIKER 6/9/2010 11:23AM

    That is emoticon I am so proud of you!! WHAT were you doing with LJS leftovers? (ahem!) emoticon

GOOD JOB!!
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Family Fun Walk Video and Pictures!

Friday, June 04, 2010




Here we are!



Daddy and Leah have to pose for the start!



Action shot through a tunnel!



The sun came out just as we were finishing!



Leah at the Finish Line! She got a medal!

  
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SPARKGIRL32 6/5/2010 7:59PM

    So cute!!!

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SWDOTB2 6/5/2010 5:32AM

    WAY TO GO!!! Loved your video, LOVE the yellow flower tucked in Leah's hair in the one photo. You guys are doing AMAZING things. I'm glad the sun came out. Hear me cheering for all three of you!!!! And a medal too!!!

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SWDOTB2 6/5/2010 5:32AM

    WAY TO GO!!! Loved your video, LOVE the yellow flower tucked in Leah's hair in the one photo. You guys are doing AMAZING things. I'm glad the sun came out. Hear me cheering for all three of you!!!! And a medal too!!!

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SWDOTB2 6/5/2010 5:32AM

    WAY TO GO!!! Loved your video, LOVE the yellow flower tucked in Leah's hair in the one photo. You guys are doing AMAZING things. I'm glad the sun came out. Hear me cheering for all three of you!!!! And a medal too!!!

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SWDOTB2 6/5/2010 5:31AM

    WAY TO GO!!! Loved your video, LOVE the yellow flower tucked in Leah's hair in the one photo. You guys are doing AMAZING things. I'm glad the sun came out. Hear me cheering for all three of you!!!! And a medal too!!!

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DRAGONSTAIL 6/4/2010 9:24PM

    Leah's all smiles, so cute! Glad you had fun!

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DAYHIKER 6/4/2010 9:00PM

    Leah's adorable!! Thanks for posting the pictures! emoticon on the finish!

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TEXASG-MA 6/4/2010 8:42PM

  Great pictures and great way to get exercise. Really a cute baby. So precious. You have the best motivation in the world there.
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Family Fun Walk

Friday, June 04, 2010

Today Paul and I will be doing our organized public fitness function. Just a few short years ago the thought of doing a family fun walk for fitness would have never crossed my mind. In fact all those walkers getting in my way while I was trying to get downtown to eat mounds and mounds of food were mainly just a nuisance in my mind. because they close down some of the streets for the event. I only thought of what would be the best way to go to avoid them. Well now I'm one of them!

While there are also Marathons and such to run in tomorrow I don't think I'm ready for that. I plan on starting out small with this walk with my husband and my daughter. We all have T-Shirts to remind us of the event. Maybe later I will take a picture of us together with my phone and put it up.

  
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BECKA525 6/4/2010 4:13PM

    Have fun on your walk! My family and I walk 3 miles every other week in our town walks. We look forward to them all summer.

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SWDOTB2 6/4/2010 2:37PM

    I hope you have an enjoyable walk this evening with Paul and baby Leah. I will look forward to seeing the photo you take.

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DAYHIKER 6/4/2010 2:37PM

    What a great idea! You are setting a good example for your daughter, too. emoticon Will be watching for the pictures!

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