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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday… Rain… Work… And I’m sore as hell. Moved around those 20lb dumbbells on Friday morning and my body hates me a little bit today for it. That and I went for a 2 hr walk afterwards. That walk was taken with a good friend of mine who has recently asked me to help get her motivated to move, even if it’s just for a walk. I had absolutely no problems with that request, we even planned (and cooked) an extremely healthy vegetarian dinner. But… it was the snacks that killed me… a bag of chocolate chip cookies and some chips… a full day’s calories in one snack session. Then, went home, had a large cup of Oatmeal Crisp with some vanilla almond milk as a bedtime snack… I am such a sucker for snacks.. and for carbs in general… It’s like they have a magnetic pull… I simply cannot get enough. It’s extremely disappointing when I munch out on a bad snack, I feel really bad afterwards, and am down on myself about it all day… and it’s something that’s happening more and more often as I get more comfortable with my new body.

Grocery day is coming on Tuesday… I will pick up apples, bananas, peppers, and other good snacking foods to keep a good stock handy. On Wednesday I will hang out with Brenda, cook, and freeze portions, do a full workout (maybe even get Brenda to do a workout with me), and do really well from July 16-22. That is my goal.

Then I’ll worry about the following week.

Baby steps.



Back on track, fully!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It seems like every second day, I'm trying to "get back on track". I have decided, after having not lost a single pound over the last 2 weeks (actually having gained a pound back), my next goal will be to go for a full month without needing to "get back on track". I'll never need to get back on track if I just STAY ON THE DARN TRACK! This is so unbelievably frustrating, but I need to do it, so I guess I'm gonna do it!

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LILSHINE 9/30/2009 2:10PM

    Naw it's not you guess you're gonna do it --- You are going to do it! Yes you will and yes you can!!!

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LAELLAVITA 9/29/2009 2:08PM

    take one day -- one minute even! -- at a time. after that, they'll all add up and you'll be so proud of how far you've come. you can do it!

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REDRUDY5 9/29/2009 2:04PM

  I totally agree with you- Good luck! emoticon

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SBATES63 9/29/2009 1:53PM

    I completely understand the getting back on track, time and time again. Good luck. I'm rooting for you, and back on track today, too.

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An especially tough Saturday

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Today was a tough day... I spent most of it sitting in front of my window looking outside. I wanted to go out, but I didn't want to see anyone. I was thinking too much, about life in general; got me feeling pretty low. Although I'm losing at a normal rate (1.5-3 lbs a week), I still feel like I'm not making any progress. My arms are looking more flabby and my pants are uncomfortably loose so I'm feeling more awkward than anything. I am making healthier choices the large majority of the time. But whenever I make a not-so-healthy choice, although I shrug it off at the moment, I am so down on myself for hours afterwards. I have no idea why I do this! I feel like I have no will power! I don't know what the heck is wrong with me and I would like to know why I can't seem to feel proud of my achievements... why I have to convince myself that I am doing well, even though the numbers on the scale should be enough convincing. I have a great job but I still feel like a failure; every day! I wish it were as simple as bringing myself to a mechanic and just saying "fix me"! But it's not.... Not too sure how to conclude this blog since the concept isn't even complete in my mind. Maybe I'll feel a bit better tomorrow.

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SLOLOSER 9/16/2009 1:57AM

    Blogging is a healthy choice!


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SI1V3RBACK 9/13/2009 5:35PM

    Hi, sounds like a rough day for you indeed ... and on such a sunny day too. Odd thing is it doesn't seem like you have much to fix dietwise that is. Your weight loss progress is about 2 to 3 lbs which is fabulous. I wouldn't recommend any more than that so that is going great. I appreciate you may feel that you aren't progressing outwardly in appearance as you would like but I suspect you are being way too hard on yourself like you are about your not so healthy food choices when you weight progress is great. Only thing I would recommend if you are doing it much is exercise, more. That may help boost your self-confidence a bit and generally is a great mood uplifter I think.

Hope Sunday is the beginning of many better days to come.

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LIZ-GS 9/12/2009 11:03PM

    Whew! Yep - a tough Saturday! Glad it's over - onto a new day! Don't look behind - that's not where we're heading...

I spent that last 2 days in my 'slug cave' & decided it's time to end my slugfest. So here I am - join me.

I've learned connections pull me outside myself and keep me walking forward. I'm going back to making one good mini-decision at a time & letting the little single good decisions become a day's worth of health.

Onward we go! Spark On my friend, Spark on! : ) Liz

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JUST_HEATHER 9/12/2009 10:32PM

    Don't beat yourself up, enough people around us do it for us. Even if every choice isn't made perfectly, are you making more better choices than before? If you continue to make more and more better choices it's likely you'll still make a bad choice occasionally but in the big picture it won't be very noticeable.

Forgive yourself and start fresh tomorrow.

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Just a thought...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I came to the realization this morning that I need new socks. It's hard to believe that 90% of my socks have a hole in them. It's time to clear out and replenish that sock drawer! Just a thought.....

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Hump Day, Once again...

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Here we are, another week half gone. I'm slightly disappointed with myself for having not exercised on Sunday or Monday... the fact that I was busy Sunday and the gym was closed Monday are not excuses. I must make an effort not to be so lazy when I'm home with time off. Come on motivation, kick me in the butt!!

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KRZYKAT3 9/12/2009 9:24PM

    Do you walk? It is always a good choice!

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RALIGH 9/9/2009 10:56PM

    Don't allow your past choices to weigh you down. Every day is a new chance at a new beginning.

You can do it!

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NOLADEN 9/9/2009 10:25PM

    OK I'm Kickin emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 9/9/2009 4:14PM

    I've been writing about motivation for my articles(different site)'s hard to find motivation and sometimes you just have to get up and "DO IT" in order to get back on'll get there!!!!!!

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ALPOPLUP 9/9/2009 3:26PM

    you can get back on track

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