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Excuses for not exercising

Sunday, February 17, 2013

1) Tired

2) Depressed

3) Cold outside

4) Dark outside

5) Not accountable to anyone else

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LAURITA1US 2/17/2013 10:39AM


Thanks for your comment! Lack of accountability is the BIGGEST obstacle; if I plan to walk with a friend, I'll go. It's harder to weasel out of an activity if someone's planning on joining you. Congratulations on your gym attendance!


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DASHER68 2/17/2013 10:18AM

    I agree. The accountability was a big one for me. After I separated from the Army I had no one telling me to work out and so I fell into bad habits and put on a lot of weight. I recently signed up for a program with my health insurance in which they pay a portion of my gym fees. The catch is I have to work out at least 12 times a month. Now I am back on track. Yay me!!!

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The Day After...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Dear SP friends,

Good morning from Chicago! We have snow on the ground, and it's supposed to snow all day. I'm excited, even though my car-owning friends aren't, since this is the first actual snow we've had all winter.

Done with the weather report/opinion piece. emoticon

Thanks again for your wonderful suggestions regarding how to handle, not just eating out, but eating out for a special occasion. Although I blew certain elements (calorie count, chocolate dessert...), I did incorporate others. Ordered the salmon entree, and took half of it home. Ate only one piece of bread from the basket. OK, the bread wasn't great, but still. emoticon

The number on the scale was the same this morning as it was yesterday, and even though that's not always the best indicator, it was reassuring.

For me, the hardest thing about this whole process is staying honest. I'm still working on that.

Thanks again for your kind interest and suggestions, everyone, and have a lovely day!


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LAURITA1US 1/25/2013 8:30PM

    Thanks for your insight; I really want to stick with it this time, and learning how to handle the ups and downs is crucial.

Have a great weekend!


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ARCHIMEDESII 1/25/2013 1:29PM

    Hi, Laura ! Even if the scale did go up this morning, that doesn't mean you did anything wrong the day before. You're going to see many ups and downs on the scale as you lose. I can easily gain or lose as much as 3-4 pounds in a day because of a shift in my weight weight. So, don't freak out if you happen to see a two pound gain one day and a pound loss the next. Your weight is not a static number. it's going to go up and down. and that's perfectly normal.

I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. No one ever became a healthy eater overnight. it's impossible.

Be patient with yourself as you would with others. change really does take time.


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My first ever blog entry. How about that...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

It's clear that my weight loss efforts won't get far without the support and encouragement of others; time to take advantage of my blog! I get insight from reading the blogs of others, so I'll try my best to help others myself. Today's challenge: friends are taking me out to a fancy Italian restaurant tonight, and I need to find the balance between ordering six courses of various bottled waters, and going crazy with the menu. Just writing about it here helps a lot!

i'll report back tomorrow. Until then, here's wishing everyone a healthy and inspired day.


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KA_JUN 1/24/2013 5:32PM

    Good luck! Plan to succeed! emoticon

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MEDUSA1977 1/24/2013 2:31PM

    Good Luck! I try to always get a salad with the dressing on the side to east first, sometimes I manage to skip the bruschetta or the bread (not always, hey you win some, you lose some, hehe). I second the tomato based sauce or olive oil/garlic sauce. I like Glitterfairy's suggestion of getting half of it boxed up before you eat. But always remember, if you do decide to indulge don't beat yourself up about, just make sure to get right back on your healthy plan the next day.

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LAURITA1US 1/24/2013 8:57AM

    Thanks for the inspiration, everyone! I'll be sure to go over these comments before I leave the house tonight. emoticon

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SKIRNIR 1/24/2013 8:00AM

    HOpe you managed to eat out, enjoy yourself, but not go overboard on the calories. It can be a challenge, as one doesn't always know what is lower calorie or not, as it depends on how things are cooked, etc.

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GLITTERFAIRY77 1/24/2013 7:41AM

  Sometimes, life throws us a curveball, like going out to eat. Here's what you do. Order something, and get a to-go box before you start eating. Depending how big the portion is, set aside one resonable portion on your plate, and put the rest in the to-go box, which you could have for lunch tomorrow, or maybe even lunch and dinner. And absolutely-stick with water!!!
Eating in restaurants does not have to hinder you from making good choices! :)

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GINNJEN1974 1/24/2013 7:32AM

    Eating out can be so hard. Just try and portion control it. Enjoy your meal and dont let it throw you for a loop. Eating out will happen just dont make it an everyday occurance and you will do fine.

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LAURITA1US 1/24/2013 7:30AM

    Thanks for the encouragement, pinkeurogirl!

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PINKEUROGIRL 1/24/2013 7:27AM

    good luck! you can do this. I always go for pasta with tomato based and not creamy sauces as a guideline. and have soup as a starter and you will eat less :-)

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