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Sunday, August 11, 2013

We're having guests over for an early dinner and I am not at all ready for three reasons:
1. My son just took his diaper off and is running around the house with nothing but one sock on
2. The house is a mess
3. The meal is not even close to being made because my husband still has to go to the store to buy the food


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OJ_2_OK 8/13/2013 8:59PM

    Hopefully things worked out!

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FUNKY5RED 8/13/2013 10:41AM

    In those moments, just take a deep breath and take on one thing at a time. Did everything turn out okay?

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Need to think "Mind over matter"

Friday, August 09, 2013

I just feel like I can't do it. I think it's kind of because I've started and stopped so many times. And when it comes down to it, I just feel like the little changes won't make a difference. Boy, I'm a Debbie Downer today. Sorry if you needed to read something uplifting....this definitely isn't it. LOL.

My 21 month old son is my bright spot every day, even when he's getting into mischief. I love that little guy. Today he picked up my cell phone, successfully dialed Dad, and then as soon as he heard the dial tone (I'm assuming) he started yelling, "DA-DAAAAAAAD!!!!!" directly into the phone. Every day he makes me laugh and smile and I want to be able to be there for him. On my worst days, just seeing him reminds me of why I keep to trying to be healthier. I think sometimes of the days when I ran cross country in high school. My coach would often yell, "Mind over matter!" when we looked like we were ready to give up. Once he did a visualization exercise with us before a big race and I saw myself running fast and doing well in the race, and guess what? When I ran the race, it was my best time ever. Maybe I need to keep thinking, "Mind over matter".

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CHUBBEGONE28 8/10/2013 12:31AM

    Not a downer post! When I look at my son, I say, "How can I be a good parent if I can't even take care of myself." That gets me off my tush in a hurry! :) You're doing great and your kiddo will be so proud of you. We all have moments of doubt when we need to refocus and remember just how far we've come in our journey. YOU CAN DO THIS!

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LETHA_ 8/9/2013 4:21PM

    Yes - get your mind in the game!
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CANDIK48 8/9/2013 2:32PM

    Life is definitely a mind over matter thing. If you give yourself permission to think you can't, you'll never succeed. The same with giving yourself permission to succeed. Positive thoughts are crucial when faced with adversity. I tell myself every day I will not quit, I will not give up and I will not wallow my personal pity party or mourn for what isn't. Reinforce your goals with the decision to stick to them and give action to your thoughts. And every day you can be successful with that is another day closer to where you want to be!

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AUNTB63 8/9/2013 1:43PM

    I have found that changing my mind set was far harder to do than actually eating healthier and exercising. We just can't allow our minds bad habits take over any more. Your so right in telling yourself "Mind over Matter" Have a wonderful weekend.

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Good day

Monday, August 05, 2013

Today was a good day. I got close to enough sleep and had a lot of fun with the little guy. Also I did not endlessly snack all day and I'm actually practicing just tossing the little guy's leftover food without eating any of it. Well except for his zucchini. :) And I didn't snack at all after dinner. AND I'M STILL ALIVE! Furthermore, I'm not loosing my mind about it. I think these are all good things. Tracking helps!


I wanna stress-eat right now but I won't.....

Friday, August 02, 2013

Oh my I had a pretty good day until I got the mail. We used to live in the city and apparently the city wanted to collect more taxes on us. We always, always pay our taxes but I guess our tax software missed some weird part of the city tax code. So anyways, it's done and over with and we just took care of it....but I totally wanted to eat a bunch of cookies afterwards. And I still kind of do but I won't do it. I decided to blog instead. But this is a step in the right direction, right?

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DEBBIEDAY 8/3/2013 7:42AM

    Great choice!!!!

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MOMMY2MADILYN 8/2/2013 10:58PM

    Absolutely a huge step in the right direction! emoticon emoticon You are awesome for making a healthy choice!!

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To fitbit or not to fitbit?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

That is the question. I think it could be the thing for me but I'm not sure. If you have one what do you think of it? Also I can't figure the difference between a Fitbit One and the Fitbit Zip.

I can't even tell you all how terribly embarrassed I am that I'm up to 167 pounds. I went inactive during the Spring to Summer 5% Challenge because my son was getting very sick. He is better now but he had to do two overnight hospital stays and the lack of sleep was causing me to make the worst food choices ever. I mean I just eat junk when I don't sleep. So I'm resolving to get more sleep because I've realized how important it is to my goals. I need to deal with stress better too. I mean reaching for the nearest box of cookies clearly isn't working.

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JARBRITT 7/31/2013 3:58PM

    I hope you son is better.
The difference between the fitbit one and the fit bit zip is the sleep monitoring function. The fitbit one monitors your sleep, and the gives a report on how efficient your sleep is based on how many times it perceives you to be awake during the night.
I have the fit bit one and I love it.
I hope that helps. good luck on your journey. emoticon

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SKIPPYALTO 7/31/2013 3:51PM

    emoticon is one of the hardest things for me, too... I don't even have kids yet, so I'm worried what it will be like when I do have kids.

Take it one step at a time.

We're here for you!


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DIANE7786 7/30/2013 4:55PM

    I have a FitBit One. It's a good value for the price if you use all the features. Otherwise it's an expensive cool toy. It is very accurate even when walking on stairs. It's also a good incentive to walk a little further. I don't use the sleep feature. I don't sync it on Sparks because I can put more information on an Excel sheet. If you haven't used a pedometer, my suggestion is you buy a very inexpensive one and see if you use it. Then you can make an informed decision if a Fit Bit is for you .

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NICKYCRANE 7/30/2013 4:26PM

    Hope your son is better soon.
Get a fitbit One. It has got me doing more.
Re junk food, I carry home made trail mix in my purse, which I can combine with a banana if I get hungry in town. I wonder if something like that would reduce your problem of filling up on junk food when under stress? Obviously you need to make your preparations when not under stress!
Instant comfort foods can also be an alternative to junk. Something like 5 ingredient soup you can throw together in 5 mins, heat it up for another 5, and you have several meals worth. Or pasta, a jar of sauce, and lots of veg, e.g. zucchini, mixed in. I have just decided its better to pay for a jar of sauce than to wait for weeks till I have the energy to make my own...

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