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I guess I'm on my own with this.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 husband, who is normally VERY supportive of my efforts to not gain weight...simply CANNOT give up soda. As I have already stated in previous posts, if there are certain specific food "triggers" in the house, I will eat them. Plain and simple. There are just certain foods that I have no will power with. One of those things is soda. And it is SOOO bad for me. It's bad for my husband too. But normal sized people have a way of talking themselves into thinking that eating and drinking things that are bad for them won't hurt their health at some point in their lives. I might suck at eating healthy, but at least I know what it's doing to me. And I also exercise, which is another thing my husband never does. He used to try to walk with me, but anybody who reads my blog knows how that experiment turned out. Anyway...I'm back to drinking soda again, without a clue as to how to quit the habit when it's always in the house. And my husband always seems to have one in his hand when he's home. I can't just avoid either one of them all

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LISSA1976 5/5/2010 2:07AM

    Is there any kind you don't like? Because I would ask him to buy that kind LOL. Compromise. ;) But, yes, sometimes there is no way out. I did hear a new trick about slicing strawberries and putting them in your water, sparkling and regular. =)

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  A mini fridge for the man cave that is the garage. Hmmm...I will have to consider that. Although, he will still be drinking it in front of me, which is just as difficult for me as seeing the cans in the kitchen fridge. Thanks for the support guys.

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INKAGOAL2012 5/4/2010 1:30PM

    I agree with you that you are on your own in the house about soda until he changes his mind. Lots of Spark support so not all on your own! The separate mini fridge is a great idea. Would he be willing to drink the soda from a glass so you don't have stare at the can? Remove the visual reminders.

Stick with your healthy changes and slowing (sometimes really slowly) it influences your family to make changes.

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CHRISTYFLICK 5/4/2010 1:01PM

  i know how you feel I can stay away from the soda BUT other things i cant, like Cookies, my husband loves cookies and very rich fatty foods I can eat well all day but as soon as i step foot in the house its over.
i just keep trying but its so hard.

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KJESSYM 5/4/2010 12:16PM

    I've replaced soda cravings with arrowhead sparkling water. It has a little flavor and no sodium, sugar or artificial sugar. Its super bubbly, which is what I really crave! Give it a try, and it may help you turn away from the soda.

If you can afford it buy that man a mini fridge and stick it in his garage or somewhere else out of your way. Tell him if he wants soda thats where its going!!!

Good luck!!!

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LILPAT3 5/4/2010 12:02PM

    My husband had a heart attack ans still sits on the couch, drinks beer and soda. I am a triathlete and he thinks that is stupid. I sometimes think the other half gets, therefore we have to lose weight for ourselves. You are not alone...I will be around to push you if you need it. emoticon

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It's the little (BIG) things that count.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Last night, I was watching a particularly motivating episode of Ruby, when I became inspired by her to try to challenge myself to do something that I wouldn't normally do because of my weight issues.

My two youngest kids just turned 5 and 6 years old this past month, and I have never given them a bath because of my size. Everything I do is physically exhausting, and maneuvering around a little bathroom, trying to competently bathe two toddlers...well, it just isn't something I was up to doing, as long as my husband was willing to do it. Anyway...that is the challenge I gave myself last night. And I did it! It was grueling, but I managed to do it without falling down, and without dunking anyone's head under water...LOL...I thought the shock might kill my husband! But it just goes to show what I can do if I put my mind to it. I do realize that there are some things that I am just physically too large to do, but there are other things that simply require more effort that I am used to putting in.

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LISSA1976 5/3/2010 8:18PM

    Yay! So you lived, and they lived. It's a win-win. LOL And the bonus is the kids are clean!

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JULESB65 5/3/2010 12:12PM

    Wow!! This is fantastic and you should be so proud of yourself. You are on your way girl!!!

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MAKING the time when there isn't any.

Friday, April 02, 2010

After having a lousy night's sleep because BOTH of my 5 year olds have ear infections, I woke up this morning to a house that needed to be cleaned because my daughter was on her way over to my house with her two kids to spend the Easter weekend with us. I was arguing with my teenager who was being the usual ray of sunshine that all kids that age are. And there just didn't seem to be enough time to fit in my scheduled exercise. At first I tried to convince myself that the hurried housework would count as my exercise for the day. But, in the end...I decided to MAKE the time to work out. And when it was over, I was glad I did it. We have to remember how important it is to FIND the time to exercise as much as possible, even when it seems like our day doesn't have a spare minute in it. I know it isn't always do-able, but you can always get an "A" for effort, right?


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TRISHP1961 4/6/2010 2:15PM

    Good for you!

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HPYGRL09 4/4/2010 12:34PM


Terrific attitude!

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LISSA1976 4/2/2010 10:24PM

    I'm so proud of you for making the time for yourself!

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Daily family fitness.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My husband and I have decided to start doing a 20 minute walk around our block every night after dinner for exercise. Our two 5 year olds usually ask to go with us, so it becomes a nice little family fitness thing. It's not hiking, or jogging, or even speed walking. It's really just a leisurely stroll around the block every evening. It bores my husband because the scenery never changes, but he decided to start going with me because someone was following me one night when I was doing my walk, and my husband got worried about me. So, now he comes too. I still get winded and sweat a bit doing the walking, but that just shows me that it's getting my heart rate up. And that's a good thing!

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LISSA1976 3/23/2010 1:16PM

    Its great that he is accompanying you. Support is a good thing! ;)

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Resisting temptation one situation at a time.

Monday, March 22, 2010

My newest food "goal" is to keep trigger foods out of the house. It came in handy the other day when I had one of my cravings for my favorite grilled cheese and bologna sandwiches. They are LOADED with fat and calories...very bad for me. Anyway, we didn't have any cheese, so I couldn't have it. Easy! It is at times like those when I am being weak that I am glad for the moments in the grocery store when I stand my ground and decide not to buy foods that I know I will binge on sooner or later.

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BABYJEN75 3/22/2010 9:34PM

    Great job avoiding keeping bad foods in the house. I'm planning to raid the cupboards soon and strip this house of all bad foods. My husband will have a fit, but I don't care lol. Keep it up!

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