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My triumph for the day

Friday, May 29, 2009

Today I decided to buy new work out clothes. The lines were long when it was time to check out, and one of the customers had several items that wouldn't scan. I ended up standing in front of the candy aisle for quite some time as price checks were done. As I stood there, I started looking at the chocolate- my downfall/my addiction. Hmmm.... just how many calories are there in kisses? So I picked up a bag and read it... then the 2 musketeers...on to the the Milkyways..... ok, snack size had less. Snickers, Carmel kisses....In my mind I was rationalising that I could buy the snack size and eat just 3, but I have never eaten just . I was picking up bags, putting them in my cart, then replacing on shelf and choosing different types... I was a women possessed.
My next thought was if I was going to buy some chocolate, I should get some of those little Debbies for DH that he loves... I like them too. If they are in the house I'm going to eat more then he will.
I looked at my line, and all of the other long lines, and thought it won't take 3 minutes to get those little Debbies. I glanced down at my basket, and all of those bags of chocolate almost hid my new work out clothes. I cringed and took a deep breath.
Through my mind flashed the endless hours I have worked to get this weight off and things I have not eaten. The hours of exercise, and the sore muscles; the dedication of my DS-I-L the personal trainer, who has given up her time to help me; my wedding anniversary cake, and the cake for my son when he left for the army. I visualized the size 16 pants that I have kept, and how I can almost fit into one pants leg now. And I thought about my blood sugar levels, and how they are normal now.
I slowly started putting the candy bags back on the self. When I was finished, I left the line for more shopping. Not for the Little Debbies, but for a bag of baby carrots for the ride home, and a box of my favorite sugar-free fudgesicles. I may be close to my goal weight, I'm not not finished...
One day. one hour, one decision at at time... I'm working my way through it.

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RUBYSNANA 4/4/2014 11:35AM

    "Small positive decisions done consistently will lead to big positive life change’s. The key is consistency! " William Paisley

The above quote is so appropriate to go with your blog. You can do it emoticon These small decisions add up, work their magic, and hopefully will become a way of life for us.


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CEGE210 8/16/2009 12:01PM

    Wow! emoticonThey keep telling me its a lifestyle change but i sure wish the day would come when i could just look at the goodies and just pass on by not having to shame myself into not buying that delicious candy bar or treat maby like the cigarettes i gave up at 25 I don't even second look or think about them ever so glad about that.Guess the price helped when i gave them up i thought $l.oo forget it they are not worth it. LOL

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PAIRUAM 6/3/2009 11:10PM

    I have days like that on a regular basis. I feel your pain and congratulations for doing the right thing!

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SUNNY332 5/31/2009 7:42AM

    Walk away slowly from the Chocolate and no one will get hurt. Awesome post and equally awesome victory. You have a great way of wording things and I was right there with you picking up and inspecting all of those packages. I am so glad that you had victory over the chocolate and the "binge" that may have followed. Like your post said, one thing would lead to another. No chocolate - No Little Debbie.

Again, emoticon. Today, because of your good choices, you can wear those new work out clothes with pride!

Hugs, Sunny

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MYSTERIOUSGRL25 5/31/2009 1:07AM

    That is a huge and awesome victory! I love those sugar free fudgecicles. They are so creamy and satisfying to me. Congrats on finding the willpower to put back the chocolate and make healthier choices.

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BREEZY454 5/30/2009 8:57PM

    emoticon Excellent!!! You should be very proud of yourself.

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LINDAJOYWK 5/30/2009 5:48PM

    Would you believe I did the same with chocolate today?!(pick it up-put it down-Pick it up-Put it
down...)We are triumphant!-Linda emoticon

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CONCHA77 5/30/2009 5:42PM

    Good for you! And those carrots didn't taste so bad, did they? emoticon

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KIMBA39 5/30/2009 2:49PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

You did AWESOME!!! I'm so proud of you!!!

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RUBYSNANA 5/30/2009 6:19AM

    Good for you! You made great choses, and we all know that sometimes that is not so easy to do. Once those "trigger foods" are in your house it seems to go down hill from there. Congrats for standing strong. Keep up the GREAT work! Wendy

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/30/2009 1:03AM

    One bite, too.

You are doign wonderful. it is hard but you can do it. It's not jsut about losing weight it's for the rest of your life.

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The Doughnut

Monday, March 02, 2009

I love doughnuts. They are wonderful. little melt in your mouth, sweet, fried pieces of heaven for me. There is a small shop here that makes the most wonderful ones. I am a doughnut expert- they really are the best.
The owners start at 3:00am making the dough from scratch. They begin frying them about 5, and you can smell them for blocks. I am driving 3 blocks out of the way right now so I can't smell them. They make them continuously until they are sold out. They are so wonderful, they are usually gone by 8am.
I have done very well resisting the doughnuts. Until today, I hadn't one since I started Spark. One of the drug reps brought in several dozen of them. It was a nice assortment too- plain glazed, chocolate covered, cinnamon twists, apple fritters, and a few jelly filled. The boxes were warm, almost hot, when he handed them to me. I set them on the table in the break room; and grabbed a glazed.
I inhaled about 1/3 of that delightful fried dough before I slowed down. For everyone who believes their taste preferences will change over time if you quit eating a favorite food, this is NOT what has happened to me. (Sorry......) It was wonderful!!! Then calories count of the day anxiety took over. I took one more BIG bite, chewed slowly, then regretfully threw the remaining half in the trash.
I skipped my afternoon snack, so was really hungry by dinner time. I ate baked fish and a ton of fresh veggies to compensate for the doughnut.
After dinner, I calculated my calories for the day. Even with the half doughnut, I was still 200 calories under the minimum I'm supposed to eat....
Now I'm really bummed. I could have eaten the whole thing and still not gone over for the day!!
I will not be eating doughnuts anytime soon. But the next time I do decide to have one, I'm eating the whole thing. Just one- but I am going to enjoy every bite.

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ELLIE381 5/19/2009 7:45AM

    What a wonderful blog. I could smell and taste that donut. You must have felt wonderful to have stopped yourself from eating the whole donut or another, and then to be under in calories for the day was an added bonus. Keep up the great work. Yes the smell and taste of our favourite things stay with us but our minds change. emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/9/2009 1:08AM

    After reading this I want donuts now!

Actually no.
It's been over a year since I ahd donuts. they almost killed me. I ahd been compulsively binging on glazed donuts, maple bars and a cinnamon role. I then ahd a diabetic blackout and tumbled backwards falling downa flight of wooden stairs. I was lucky. Only ahd bruises and scrapes and spred ribs. it could ahve been worst. I don't want to rist my life over a donut. But, hey! they are the best things in the world toe at even if they are bad for me.

Take care


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LLTS01 3/6/2009 3:30PM

    You did great!!! It's too bad that there is no chance of us ever hating donuts. Your description alone made my mouth water. I have donuts once a year when I go to Cape Cod . I get the Boston Creme donuts and enjoy every bite. We'll see if I can hold back this year but August is till a long way off.

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CAROLJ74 3/3/2009 12:32PM

    MMMMM....Donuts! emoticon I could smell them with your description! emoticon Moderation is definitely the key! You did great!

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BJBALDWIN 3/3/2009 9:41AM

    I was always told that you can't deprive yourself of everything. I think you did good by only eating half. Moderation is the key and I think you did Great!

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-AMANDA79- 3/2/2009 11:44PM

    YAY!! Excellent work. Moderation is key.

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Slowing down....

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I've done this before; I know my body well. My weight loss is fixing to screech to a halt for a while.
Not because I plan to quit exercising or eat out of calorie range. This morning I hit one of the weight ranges my body loves. I know what they are. For a few weeks losing anything will be really hard. My body is going to rebel....
I am going to work really hard on staying with it. It is so hard to stay motivated during my plateau weights. I plan to count my losses in inches and ounces if there are any.
Focus Stay Motivated This will pass Focus Stay Motivated This will pass...
My mantra for now..

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LLTS01 2/23/2009 4:44PM

    Ignore the scales and stay on track. You have done so well and I know you will continue to do so- I am looking for you to lead the way. How is that for pressure?


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-AMANDA79- 2/23/2009 2:12PM

    No! Do not plan for a plateau! This time just might be different.

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CAROLJ74 2/22/2009 8:14PM

    Stay focused my friend! You can totally do it!

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WORKTHEGOAL 2/22/2009 1:28PM

    You are absolutely right, your body is just say it needs to catch up with your brain and incentives!! its ok to slow down and play catch up, just don't lose hope and forget to stay focused.

Toning, inch loss is also the body's way of showing improvement too, so let it do its job in its own time - you'll probably like the results. Keep Going . emoticon

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Made it through the week

Saturday, February 21, 2009

It has been another of those weeks; work days were long and stressful, with never a dull moment... or a moment to take a break.
I made it through without reaching for food. That has been my life long coping tool. So I have stayed within my calorie range every day.
Also made all of my exercise goals. My CPT/DSIL is so wonderful- she is meeting me at different (and weird) hours so I can get my strength training in.
We are going to redo my BMI Monday, and I'm curious to see where it's at now. She has warned me not to expect huge results; it takes time.
I also have doctor's appointment Monday morning. I'm curious to see if all of this hard work shows by my blood work. It is certainly showing on my body.

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CAROLJ74 2/21/2009 4:21PM

    Our weeks have been so similar lately! My doctor's appt is on Wednesday! I really do hope they start to get better soon! Way to go not reaching for the food emoticon emoticon emoticon Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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Monday, February 16, 2009

Wow Woke up this morning and am just NOT in the mood to do anything. Didn't want to exercise but did my walking and cardio. Now I just want to get back in bed and sleep.
My house needs to be cleaned and my personal trainer will be waiting for me at 11:00 this am. I've been so charged up about her help and am enjoying it so much.. I still dont want to go today.
Is it this cold weather or what?

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-CHERYL- 2/18/2009 8:44PM

    I know how you feel. I have had days like that and I feel like taking one off tomorrow from work. There are times I just want to lay on the couch all day and veg out in front of the tv.

So did you make it?? Were you disciplined today? It is rought to make ourselves do it but the rewards are so nice.

Have a good night.

Cheryl emoticon

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-AMANDA79- 2/16/2009 10:54AM

    I feel ya! The girls are home from school today so I took the day off to be with them. We are all still in our pj's!

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