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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

TEN DAYS BINGE FREE!

I'd become a binge machine, gained some weight, got a few pounds over my maintenance range and I'm on my way back to home plate again.

We all have our beliefs, and mine is one of deep, lifelong trust in God. When I try to do things all on my own, I can find periods when I do great, but I do my best when I ask for strength from God. He is the source of all my help! He is giving me the strength to say no to myself when I start thinking about binge foods. I am happy, I feel freedom from the bondage of binge eating.

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_JODI404 5/29/2013 9:24PM

    emoticon That is wonderful Lori!! emoticon

I'm very happy for you! Keep asking for strength.... emoticon !!

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THOMASINA57 5/29/2013 9:01PM

    This is great!! Day by Day, hour by hour, minute by minute.. you will succeed! emoticon

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LUCINDARW 5/29/2013 12:19PM

    Good for you LoriLee! May the streck continue for you.

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CELEST 5/29/2013 11:15AM

    Good for you plugging into a higher source than yourself. I checked your photo's and my word you've come such a long way....congrats on all your weight loss.

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SHERIO5 5/29/2013 9:48AM

    So happy!

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NUTRON3 5/29/2013 8:57AM

    Keep going!!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/29/2013 8:44AM

    Fabulous! Way to go!

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KANOE10 5/29/2013 8:21AM

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Good for you finding the strength to get back on track! You are doing a great job.

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CHERYL_ANNE 5/29/2013 7:53AM

    May your streak continue!

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Strength Over Snacking

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Yesterday I put in my nice little 4 hour workday...which actually got shortened to 3.5 hours. I went to the bank with my check and before I went home I remembered there was a new Amy Grant album I wanted to download onto my iPhone. I tried doing so in the parking lot, but found out my iTunes credit wasn't enough to cover it. I decided to get an iTunes card. I drove over to the Target, next door to the bank. On my way into Target, my mind started automatically thinking about their red velvet, chocolate chip muffins. I had seen them a month ago and have always had a hankering for som. While I was thinking about them (I wasn't even in the store yet) I imagined I'd eat all four of them if I actually bought them. Here's what happened that was different than the way this would normally play out: I quickly asked God for strength to get in and out of Target without any snacks. I also asked for strength to actually forget about having a snack for the rest of the afternoon. This all happened before I even got into the store. I felt so victorious and thankful when I got out of there with only my iTunes card in hand!

When I got home, I found out we were babysitting the grandkids and I was to go pick up a pizza. I managed to eat my pizza and some strawberries from the garden and didn't even go over in calories for the day.

I'd like to have that kind of day every day!

  
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-AMANDA79- 5/26/2013 10:17AM

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KELLIEBEAN 5/26/2013 6:54AM

    I got a little misty reading this! I'm SO happy for you. What an accomplishment. And you managed pizza and stayed under calories. That would have done me in.

What a great day you had. I hope today goes just as well. Congratulations.


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_JODI404 5/25/2013 10:18PM

    Great job Lori!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

That is a wonderful victory!! It really is a decision. And you contemplated one, and then strengthened your resolve and made a better decision.

I am proud of you!! Hope you enjoy your new tunes!

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LARISSA238 5/25/2013 10:02PM

    Such a great job! You should be so proud of yourself! I always walk out of the store with things I didn't plan on buying, normally crap food.

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CHERYL_ANNE 5/25/2013 9:19PM

    Hurrah for you - and all the steps you took to achieve your goal

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SHERIO5 5/25/2013 5:27PM

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FENWAYGIRL18 5/25/2013 3:07PM

    emoticon Great job, it's not easy when you get something in your head and your actually in the store, so good for you for just getting the I tunes card and walking out victorious in so many ways! emoticon

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Helpful Affirmations

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Something I'm learning is that I need to keep affirmations firmly in place to build my self esteem and alter the things I've always believed about myself. The source of my binge eating could very well come from the negative picture I have of myself and my faulty beliefs about me.

My good friend SHERIO5 responded to my last blog with the encouragement that reminded me that I have many good reasons in my life to take good care of my body. I told her that "I never have been one to think about good reasons to take care of myself. I guess I never thought of myself as valuable. I always thought of myself as invisible. As I am writing this, my eyes are opening to these misconceptions and how maybe they have a lot to do with why I tend to self-sabotage my weight loss efforts."

Here's some affirmations that I want to hearing myself say in my head instead of all the negative beliefs I've had. They relate a lot to my focus on overcoming binges.


I'm now moving my life in a positive direction

I'm in complete control of my thoughts and actions now

I am happy

I honor myself in all that I do

I am healthy and full of energy

I only eat when I'm hungry

My body is a sacred temple

I love myself

Eating healthy comes naturally to me

I love myself exactly as I am

I like exercise; it gives me energy

I use good judgement in all areas of my life

I am always progressing

I am valuable

I am calm

I am a daughter of God and I'm worthwhile

I am of infinite worth

I am strong


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AALLEY2 5/27/2013 10:42PM

    emoticon emoticonYes you are strong and it is emoticon emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 5/23/2013 5:46PM

    Excellent and so true. You are SO worth taking care of!

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Helpful Affirmations

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Something I'm learning is that I need to keep affirmations firmly in place to build my self esteem and alter the things I've always believed about myself. The source of my binge eating could very well come from the negative picture I have of myself and my faulty beliefs about me.

My good friend SHERIO5 responded to my last blog with the encouragement that reminded me that I have many good reasons in my life to take good care of my body. I told her that "I never have been one to think about good reasons to take care of myself. I guess I never thought of myself as valuable. I always thought of myself as invisible. As I am writing this, my eyes are opening to these misconceptions and how maybe they have a lot to do with why I tend to self-sabotage my weight loss efforts."

Here's some affirmations that I want to hearing myself say in my head instead of all the negative beliefs I've had. They relate a lot to my focus on overcoming binges.


I'm now moving my life in a positive direction

I'm in complete control of my thoughts and actions now

I am happy

I honor myself in all that I do

I am healthy and full of energy

I only eat when I'm hungry

My body is a sacred temple

I love myself

Eating healthy comes naturally to me

I love myself exactly as I am

I like exercise; it gives me energy

I use good judgement in all areas of my life

I am always progressing

I am valuable

I am calm

I am a daughter of God and I'm worthwhile

I am of infinite worth

I am strong


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LARISSA238 5/25/2013 9:53PM

    That's a great list! Keep telling yourself all of that and you will see the truth- you *are* those things!

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DAZZEEDOO 5/23/2013 8:23PM

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Thanks for sharing your affirmations!
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NANCYPAT1 5/23/2013 7:50PM

    Really important to keep those affirmations in your view, your mind, and your heart - after a while you might even start believing them. Thank you for sharing these with me.

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_JODI404 5/23/2013 7:24PM

    Your affirmations are great!! Affirming your worthiness and building self esteem are very positive things to do every day!

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SHERIO5 5/23/2013 5:12PM

    Lori,
I love your affirmations! Yes, you are valuable and precious! You are the daughter of a King!! I may use your awesome list! emoticon emoticon

Sheri

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Babies!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I am on pins and needles waiting for my next grandson to be born. Mommy's (my daughter-in-law's) due date is today. The baby has dropped way low as she describes it. Now she's breathing a lot easier. They live in Hawaii and I won't be able to go see the baby until October, at least that's the plan at this point. I'd rather go sooner, and my hubby is so baby crazy that I can't imagine him waiting that long. Cross your fingers that I'll get to go sooner. They haven't picked a name yet. My son is doing some Ancestry.com work to find names from his heritage that might be possibilities.

A month ago my daughter, who has two kids under 4, found out she's due to have baby number 3 in December. Her first one was born on the 4th of July, the second was born the day before Valentines Day, and this one is due the 20th of Dec. Which is a set up for a Christmas baby!

My other daughter, the older one, who has two kids age 8 and 9 revealed March 1st that she is engaged! That wedding is going to be on Aug 10 this year. (No babies in this case, but as long as I was sharing exciting news, I thought I'd throw in the engagement.)



  
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LARISSA238 5/23/2013 2:54PM

    Congrats! Lots of good news! *hugs*

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KANOE10 5/23/2013 8:09AM

    Babies are so exciting. I hope all goes well. I love your plumerias on your page. I am glad the elliptical is helping you. It is funny how the same type of machine can be harder at various gyms.



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NUTRON3 5/23/2013 7:41AM

    Very lucky lady!

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ANNEMAC5 5/23/2013 1:29AM

    Thanks for sharing this lovely news, what a busy time. Hope your new baby arrives safe and sound and you get to visit soon.

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KELLIEBEAN 5/22/2013 11:28PM

    Wow! How fun. What an exciting time for your family. I can't wait to hear more details!

Fingers crossed you get to Hawaii sooner than later.

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BABY_GIRL69 5/22/2013 10:12PM

    Congrats all around!! My your life has been busy bustling & growing by leaps and bounds.....by the by, I welcomed my grandson Camden Immanuel to the world on the 9th of May. Tonight MoMoe (me) is spending the night with her precious little grandsons....So cheers to you!

God bless,

ee

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_JODI404 5/22/2013 9:03PM

    WoW ~ that is a LOT of wonderful, exciting news!

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CHERYL_ANNE 5/22/2013 7:38PM

    How exciting for everyone when the family grows because there's more to love!

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SHERIO5 5/22/2013 7:18PM

    Awww, congratulations on all the happy events! I guess it's true that children multiply our blessings! You have some awesome reasons to take care of yourself, don't you?

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HDHAWK 5/22/2013 7:04PM

    Wow! You have a lot of great things happening! emoticon

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