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Dealing with my current setback

Monday, August 03, 2009

I am currently off track! I have house guests, I am not eating properly. I am trying, but it is difficult with all sorts of food I normally wouldn't have around... Too many temptations!

How will I get back on track?

- start tracking foods again
- keep exercising
- stay away from the kitchen!
- keep drinking my water
- eat lots of fruit and vegetables

I haven't gained any weight but am feeling the difference. I wish I could run away from some of the food that is in my house.

I have been exercising which makes me feel great but hungry and with some not so perfect food around its easy to snack on those choices. I need to keep eating healthy and stop the unhealthy choices.

I can do it! I am motivated to do it! I feel much better when I'm on track.

So TODAY I will get back on track - not tomorrow but TODAY!

  
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DIGOOD 8/4/2009 10:16AM

    You've done so awesome so far, I know you'll deal with this situation!


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Going away without the kids

Saturday, August 01, 2009

How did it get to be August all ready? Summer is half over. The kids have been out of school for 5 weeks and we have 5 more weeks of vacation!

On Friday I will be travelling to Saskatchewan and Alberta to visit relatives and help pack up my grandmother's house. My grandmother lives near my aunt but has been moved into the extended care facility and we need to put her house on the market. My dad, his wife and uncle from Ontario are also going out to packup the house.

I haven't been away from the kids for more than a night or two. An unless they've been at my mom's I've always had one kid with me. For the first two nights they will be staying at home with Daddy then they will be going to Gramma's (my mom's) house for the next 3 nights before I get home. I'm nervous, I'm excited. BUT I'm not organized. Still have lots to do before Friday....

I will also get to stop in and see my brother who is doing his RCMP training in Regina. I'm so proud of my brother - he is currently 1/3 of the way through his training!

  


Food Tracking....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I believe food tracking is important... BUT I'm not good about doing it.

I try and get side tracked after a few days.... I get busy with life and forget... my computer fails and I don't have a way to track online.

So what do I do? If my weight loss is headed off track, I use it. If I'm eating something really different, I use it.

Should I use it more? Probably. Will I? Probably Not - at least not long term.

  


HELP needed to encourage my family to join me on my journey

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How do I encourage others to join my Healthy Lifestyle?

Most family members in my extended family are overweight or obese. Many are inactive. Many make poor diet choices. Some have started to change. Some are ready for the change. Others aren't. But its really hard when you are living with this...

First - my children & husband- they are ready and embracing the change. They are eating more veggies, more fruit, fewer white grains, and pretty much sticking to the Canada Food guide. They are active and engaged.

My parents - they are all overweight - which doesn't effect us during daily activities until they come over and spend a week or two at our beach house. My Mom and her husband are spending two weeks with us now, and then the kids are staying with them for 3 days in August. Their daily eating is high in fats & sugars, low in veggies, and worries me. I know I can't do anything about their eating, but when my kids are at their place, I hope they feed my kids healthy meals....

I'm trying to stay into my healthy lifestyle - as it is that - a lifestyle - I'm not dieting. I have changed my life for the better. I am eating healthy. My kids are eating healthier. I am active. My kids are active.

  
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COOLBEAN61 7/30/2009 10:54PM

    The best way is to educate! My husband had no idea how many calories are in what he ate until I showed him! It is also addictive, When my family saw my progress they started to consider their eating habits too! Just keep trying to inform them on your new lifestyle and maybe it will rub off on them too! Spread the Spark!

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ROBLAINE1 7/28/2009 3:01PM

  I understand about your husband seeing how much healthier and fit you are. That can be intimidating to a man. (they won't admit it, of course) Just keep reassuring him that you love him just as much as you did when you were not at an ideal weight. Maybe you could explain to him that you love him so much, and want him to be around for the next 40 years and that changing his eating habits would insure that.

Also, start substituting ingredients in the food you cook for your family. I know one of the things is instead of putting oil in a cake mix, you use applesauce. There is no change in flavor, but it really reduces calories..that way, the family still gets to eat their favorite desserts.

I will keep you all in my prayers that things will work out well for you.

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WOLFWYTCH 7/28/2009 2:22PM

    wow.. emoticon

First off, let me just tell you that you need to begin taking care of you. As you do this, you'll naturally begin taking care of your children, and husband. Just stay focused. They will see by your example and follow.

My husband began eating much like I do simply because this is how I cook. I would see to it that I had "snacks" handy, but better choice of snacks.
Admittedly, in the beginning I would go along with him when he said he wouldn't eat "this" because I wasn't. He behaved like a very hurt child.. so yep, I had it with him. But then I thought "HEY!!!!" I didn't give up snacking with hubby all together, but I did have less and less as time went on. Sure enough, hubby followed and began doing the same thing. :)
There are still times when he or I really want something and yes, I've learned that if the pull is that strong, have some, but not too much, or there may be a binge lurking.

Hubby is doing do well, and god bless him, he is losing faster than I am. :(
I actually had to make sure to add more to his plate because he can not continue to eat only what I do. That too is unhealthy, especially my small portions!

Can you plan a meal outdoors somewhere? Walk to where you need to be and walk back. Perhaps there are paths at the picnic grounds you could enjoy taking? Evening walks holding hands.. Swimming?

Small steps, remember.

Maybe even tell your hubby/family that you love him/them..and that you'd like to see all of you be healthy and happy together; how important each of them are to you. Leave little 'love notes.'

But know too, how important that you are to yourself and to them. Stay focused. :)

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Houseguests and cooking

Monday, July 27, 2009

This week is really difficult! Some of it is easy - I have extra hands and eyes here to watch the kids. So its been easy getting out to exercise, but its the food that's the problem!

My mom & her husband much prefer to eat meat & potato, and often veggies have been peas and corn... First I don't eat meat. Second, I'm trying to limit my carbs (to keep them balanced with the rest of the food I eat) and its really hard when trying to cook for two adults with a much different eating pattern. I've been trying to get lots of variety on the table which often leads to many many dishes of food to prepare - as my kids also need to eat and they won't eat potatoes... I think the kids are going through withdrawal from Mexican food as it is a staple in our normal routine!

Today I made a chili for me! I don't care who else eats it - it does have some of the leftover corn & peas in it.


And an image of my youngest & I kayaking!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MRSPUPCAKE 7/28/2009 11:31AM

    Wow, check out the pipes!

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DEB2448 7/27/2009 9:56PM

    Great picture of the two of you.

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