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Yikes! I'm eating how much? Hubby Sabatoge!!

Monday, October 03, 2011

So I need to really set some ground rules at home again. I'm looking at the container my hubby packed me last night for lunch today. I ate half of it and I'm stuffed, so I'm looking at the other half thinking, wow that's a lot of food he packed. Last night he made my plate for me - which is uncommon. I couldn't eat all of that either - I told him too much, he agreed. Night before he bought chips & dip. I was smart, i got a small bowl of chips and a couple tablespoons of dip - better than my before healthy half bag & bowl of dip - but worse than my healthier (skipping those chips/dips altogether, or only eating five or six chips with dip). Now my hubby does love the sexier new us, and agrees that we are in our "middle" stage of losing weight. We got through the Inital phase (I lost 60, he lost 90) Now we both want to lose another 40. And we will, and I'm going to make sure of it! lol. First I have to get us back to not having certain items in the house.. and doing things like buying the mini versions of snacks if they must be in the house, at the same time the portion control has to be set. And I MUST exercise MORE. I need to dedicate 45-60 minutes to exercise (5-10 to get dressed, 30 min exercise, 5-10 to shower/cool off/change). I have to remind myself THIS is IMPORTANT to me and it's what I WANT. My new rule is goin to be when I get home I am exercising before anything else. I'm going to try that tonight. I'll write later to say how it goes. I also have a roast in the crock pot for tonight's dinner, so it will be about a smaller portion & self control. I already ate enough for lunch!!! Yikes! lol

  
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DDOORN 10/4/2011 11:51AM

    Sounds like you are really putting your health on the front burner, first and foremost! DH may mean well, but he's probably giving you HIS portions, not YOURS! :-)

Hey a chips & dip tip: I lightly toast a Flat-Out Multi-Grain wrap (100 calories) in the toaster oven...it makes 'em crispy! I break 'em up and dip in salsa...yum!

Kudos in focusing on your workouts! My Least Common Denominator workout is 35 mins. on the treadmill. If I can do other stuff, better stuff, fine. But I'm aiming for this as the very LEAST I will tolerate...lol!

Don

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 10/3/2011 10:32PM

    I wonder why we sometimes undermine the people we love! It really makes no sense. I have no doubt if you blog your goals it will go a long way to helping you a niece them. I rely on the fitness tracker for my exercise, i set it up and track it. That has really helped me. We are with you on this. Victoria

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CHUBBY_MOM 10/3/2011 8:49PM

    I understand completely where you are coming from! My husband has never had to watch what he eats, he works a very physically demanding job, and assumes that if he can eat it so can I. He had a fit one night when I was measuring out food. 60 pounds is awesome! Keep the awesome attitude and your plan of action and the remaining 40 you want to loose will be more then possible to say goodbye to!!

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GUILDWARSGIRL 10/3/2011 2:48PM

  My boyfriend does the same to me when I go to his house ,he stuffs me full of food .It's hard for me to say no sometimes .He only wants to make sure I eat good, but most of the time , it's way too much .Your plan of action sounds great .Congrats on your awesome weight loss so far ,and I wish you and your hubby the best on your journey .

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Lollygagging no more

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I will not lollygag (or procrastinate) any more! I will hold myself accountable, I will track things so I am back on track. NO MORE EXCUSES. I am going to stop wallowing over why I allow certain things to take control, or the bad luck that I've had lately. Enough! I have to look at all the positive happy things in my life. I have so much to look forward to also. I did get some exercise in the past few days, however I didn't log it, and I ate more than I should have a few nights. Well, I am starting at point 1 again. Tracking everything I am eating so I can determine what changes I need to make (again) cuz I picked up a few bad habits from the past that need to go back to the past! I will do this.

Thank you for the friends who have encouraged and stood by me through the past few weeks especially!!! I'm feeling better emotionally, and your messages have really meant a lot.

  
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CHUBBY_MOM 9/28/2011 8:50PM

    Woohoo, glad your back!!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/28/2011 6:34PM

    Yeah!! I can tell you I adore the nutrition tracker. I run the reports and look at what helped & what hurt my nutritional goals. I learn so much from it. I also adjust my eating like adding or cutting certain things based on the report. Granted these are things I could figure out on my own, but the tracker does all that work for me.

I am also glad to see you exercise. Whenever I am blue it cheers me up. Did you have that experience?

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MAMABUGAZ 9/28/2011 2:02PM

    Tracking things is a hugely important strategy, for me. Good plan, Kaz. :-) Will help you hold yourself accountable.

If necessary, find an accountability partner, and ask them to help hold you accountable, as well. (A SparkTeam where you can post daily calories and exercise. Or, someone, who is willing to check your daily logs. Whatever works for you.)

You can do it. Remember, you're starting with all of your past knowledge and past successes. If you put those to good use, things can only go up. :-)

~ Faith

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CHEETARA79 9/28/2011 11:32AM

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I have faith in you. You can do this!!!

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DDOORN 9/28/2011 10:37AM

    Hey hey...great minds & all...!

Thx for stopping by my blog! Let's get back to the business of LIVING! :-)

Don

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Still here, Still starting over

Friday, September 23, 2011

I am still trying to get this under control and take the time to post my food. It's so difficult! I just don't get on the laptop aside from work because there's always soo much to do. Clean, Cook, errands, etc. I'm trying to make myself take care care of myself better. It's so frustratingly hard. My work also seems to be getting so busy! Plus I'm training someone, so even more work. I still haven't gotten motivated enough to begin exercising again. I see it in my head, my brain, I replay what I want to do, what I could do.. and then end up not doing it. Either I need to go to bed earlier so I can wake up earlier and try to get some exercise in, or I need to figure out how to exercise with a family being home. I'm feeling a little bit better emotionally. I know it will get better, so I need to set some goals, that's my goal for this weekend, is to come up with some short and long term goals, etc that will help encourage me to continue being healthier.

  
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ELLEYKAT 9/23/2011 1:34PM

    The hardest part is exercising that first time again after you've stopped. After you get that first one in, I find it's easier to continue. I didn't exercise yesterday and I REALLY didn't want to exercise today, but I knew if I said "tomorrow" again (like I did yesterday) I'd just keep saying "tomorrow" for another month or two and be right back in my rut I JUST hauled my butt out of.

Just remember that if yesterday you said you'd start "tomorrow," then tomorrow is TODAY, NOW. Get up and get going!! YOU CAN DO IT! =)

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BRANDYSTOTT 9/23/2011 11:33AM

    HI. I just wanted to ask do you happen to have a smart phone? If so the spark mobile app has helped me a tremendous amount. I too mostly only have time for the computer at work.

Also, I have found that if I plan my dinner ahead and get things prep the night before my DH can get things started so, I go work out on the way home from work. It's done and I don't need to worry about getting caught up in dinner, dishes, homework etc.

Good luck with your goals this weekend. Try not to stress over it all. Any attempt you make is better than NO attempt.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/23/2011 11:32AM

    How can I help to motivate you to exercise? I will help you. Tell me what I can do?

For me, I do it to feel better. I just feel better, stronger & healthier. Without exercise, I get all stiff & achey, lazy & weak. It feeds me energy & a feeling of well being.

Can you get your mind to that place?

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What is a good friend? What does it mean to you?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

So, I don't have any friends in Michigan that I hang out with on a regular basis. I only have one or two good friends, and even those friendships aren't regular. I miss having friends, I miss feeling like I have friends. So I got to thinking, am I a good friend? And what does being a good friend mean to me? Do other people feel the same way about what makes a good friend? I know when we have children, we start young teaching them how to be good friends through sharing, through conversations, etc. As an adult I have a hard time. I've made a few friends, then they wanted me to share too much and when I couldn't buy/pay, they were gone (not really a friend, more a mooch?) Then through conversations, I don't know what to talk about? I have a wonderful little family (dog/kid/hubby), I do love my job, home, car. Other than that, I don't have much to talk about? I LOVE to have fun. I love to laugh, be silly, crazy. I love bowling (but I am horrible, if I hit 101 it's a good game lol), puttputt can be fun, cards and board games, PS3 & Wii, stuff like that. I've suggested to other couples, we should (play games/go bowling) and never had anyone that followed up. Everyone is always too busy (including us too). So I don't quite know how to do this as an adult. Work/Church/Other parents aren't viable options. I'm not sure? And I wonder how other people see me when they meet me? Do they think I'm totally insane? Or am I nice and fun? or what? lol. In general I don't care, but I would like to have friends, who I would care. . so I guess I have to start caring more first? ugh.

  
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PSKIPPY7811 9/25/2011 7:22PM

    I hear you. I only have 2 good friends left. One lives 400 miles away and the other lives an hour away so I hardly ever see her. My husband says he's done with friends because he always attracts the needy mooches too

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MAMABUGAZ 9/20/2011 11:59PM

    Interesting post. Got me to thinking about adult friendships.

~ Faith

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CHUBBY_MOM 9/20/2011 7:38PM

    So true! True friends as adults are hard to find and keep!! I have the problem that my husband and I are so different and our own choices of friends are so different that trying to get together isn't always a good mix. Pretty strange that most of the things I love in him drive me crazy in his friends...LOL. We also don't do the bar scene, and he doesn't care to take part in church activities so what then? Not many other choices in the rural area we are in. emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/20/2011 4:41PM

    I agree whole heartedly! The climate for conventional friendships gets more narrow every day.

I think that is what makes spark so awesome! Not that I think it replaces my friends, not even. But fellowship is readily available, organized by interests & I think genuine.

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POLLYMAYE3 9/20/2011 12:42PM

  Boy do I hear you!!! I feel the same so often. Someone once told me that I must have a Red Cross sign on the top of my house, because people only come to me when they need help. A good friend that I could just hang out with, talk when I feel like it, cry when I feel like it, say stupid or intelligent things...that would be nice. I have learned that I need to put boundaries on myself with others. If someone else sucks me dry then, I have nothing left for my family. Don't give up. I haven't, and I have been looking for a friend my whole life!! emoticon

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WARMSTRONG2 9/20/2011 12:20PM

  My wife and I have different approaches to friends but both work. She became active in our church and has a bevy of friends that study together, work together on projects and share joys and disappointments as they have raised their children. My friends form either around co-workers or sports that I participate in such a golf. If you like bowling get in a bowling league for beginners and friendships will grow from that. But only if you are going to be an active participant and willing to join in a common effort.

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Just some ramblings for me to reflect on later...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I have no clue what to title this blog entry. I realized yesterday, after I threw a fit for not getting my 10cents off per gallon, yelled at a woman for driving without her headlights on, and then broke down crying - because I'm so sick of people not following laws, being safe, etc. and feeling like I'm getting all their tickets and issues they should get.. lol.. that if I don't do something now my depression will spiral outta control (along with my weight and other good things..) So every time I find myself being negative, I am making myself think of two positive things to counteract that negativity. That will help some. I'm going to talk to my hubby tonight too and let him know just how depressed I really am. I'm also looking at where I'm really at, and how much worse life could be for us. I've got a good hubby, beautiful daughter, good home, good vehicles, a bit of emergency savings, and great job. I do need some good friends, I'm going to start a new blog about that and ask for advice. lol. .I guess this blog is just for me to reflect upon when I'm not feeling so close to the yuchy stuff in life.. lool

  
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ESMERELDA1220 9/21/2011 10:35AM

    When I had the flare that got me officially diagnosed with MS , I was a mental emotional mess....could not see the good from the bad and would cry at TV commercials...or laugh inappropriately...Depression comes with the MS territory...no one really knows which comes first "the chicken or the Egg." Either way...its good to speak with the DH, but don't put off speaking with your MD as you could need some medication and some talk therapy...Its very important and you will feel so much better....sometimes you need medication....I started taking Cymbalta for my fibromyalgia and the "Fire of MS" and that helped within 3 days, but it also helped my emotional issues...I did go to a pdoc to co ordinate my medications...and I get a little talk therapy too...Hope you feel better soon...my prayerss are with you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/20/2011 10:56PM

    I read the friend blog first, I had not read this one yet. I have to say, you usually seem so up beat. Is it possible it could be your cycle? Sometimes when hormones' fluctuate we get blue.

Dr. Oz says 10 very deep slow breaths will release endorphins & improve your mood.

Also, freggies improve the mood while the other carbs can bring one down. Telling hubby is a good idea too! Hugs, Victoria

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CHEETARA79 9/20/2011 12:09PM

    I'm sorry to hear you're feeling depressed! That is tough. I used to be depressed but I got through it finally with therapy and medication. Can you go into therapy?

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