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a complete day of no sugar

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

i am so excited!!

i dont think i have ever had a complete day of no sugar. yesterday was my first day. i feel so successful.

the hardest time was at work. there is a guy that brings a pack of cookies everyday for everyone. sometimes they are so good---like mint oreo---yum!!!

i didnt even walk past them. if i dont know what kind there is, i will be better off. success!!!

the other hard time is when i got home. i had almonds and a greek yogurt. another success


today is day 2!!

i had a healthy omelette for lunch and i am having whole wheat pasta and chicken for dinner.
getting ready to drink my green smoothie right now

as for excercise--not so successful. but that is ok. i am concentrating on eating this week and getting back on plan. next week i will concentrate on excercise

have a great


ps check on my status line and please respond. i am taking a poll to see if you go to gym or excercise at home. please respond

  
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NELLIEC 12/3/2014 12:25PM

    I exercise at home.

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 12/3/2014 7:05AM

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JULIA_211 12/3/2014 6:36AM

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NEKOCHARM 12/2/2014 6:27PM

    Giving up sugar? Good for you!! emoticon I made a deal with my husband to be sugar free for 12 months. So far I've made it through 3 months. There's no way I'm going to renege on that deal either.

Also, I think you're wise to not push the exercise right now. I don't know if you're a sugar addict like me, but if you are then it takes A LOT of mental (and sometimes emotional) energy when you stop consuming it. I went through all kinds of crazy ups and downs at first! Some days it was all I could do to just NOT cave to temptation. And a month and a half into my no sugar commitment, I decided to quit artificial sweeteners as well. They were just keeping my cravings for sweets alive. Quitting sweeteners was just as bad for me as quitting sugar!

Exercise will be there when you're ready. But seriously... Don't take this quitting sugar lying down. It's insidious and will sneak up on you if you're not vigilant.

If you don't mind me asking - What made you decide to quit sugar in the first place?

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HOLLYM48 12/2/2014 6:11PM

    emoticon Great job on the no sugar. That is really hard to do!

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CIPHER1971 12/2/2014 5:30PM

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KAREN-IS-HERE 12/2/2014 5:19PM

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BUBBALOOGA123 12/2/2014 5:10PM

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your positive attitude and success. It's contagious!

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/2/2014 5:02PM

    Good Job!!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/2/2014 4:56PM

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GABY1948 12/2/2014 3:54PM

    This is emoticon news...each journey begins with just one step...or day in this case. Give it time and you will NO LONGER WANT sugar....at all!

I'm going to your status now!

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SEKAMP1 12/2/2014 2:00PM

    great job on this. Congrats.

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welcome to december

Monday, December 01, 2014

wow i cant believe i have not blogged in a month!!

i do so much better when i am blogging and active in my spark community

so what do i have planned for this month?

i started the no sugar challenge on spark. it might be a stupid month to start this, but i just dont want to get out of control this month.

i also started the 100 day challenge. what am i focusing on for this challenge? just staying away from sugar. i will lose weight if i can get this under control. i also made some index cards similar to what the beck diet solution book says. on my cards, i wrote 3 things on each card about negative effects of sugar on my body.. i also wrote on seperate cards some strategies for not eating sugar. so far, this has helped me. i read them a few times a day and it helps me remember all the reasons why i want to avoid sugar.

as far as excercise this month, i finally got my fit bit charger. i had lost it. so i plan on increasing my steps to 10,000 a day.

i also plan on getting active with jillian michaels dvd and the c25k.

i had previously started these things but got off track. i am excited to get started again.

everyone have a great day.

today i made a peach berry green smoothie for breakfast and 20 min chicken parmesan for dinner

  
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BOHEMIANCAT 12/2/2014 12:10PM

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BABYBARNEY 12/2/2014 6:24AM

    All your small changes you are making will turn to BIG results...good job on changing to some HEALTHY habits!

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CIPHER1971 12/2/2014 2:16AM

    WOOHOO for going sugar free emoticon

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TWESTEN1 12/1/2014 7:00PM

    Good for you! I always feel so much better when I kick the sugar. And then I get so mad when I let it slip back on. This is actually a great time to start it... as usually after a few days the cravings start to go away. That can be a huge help over the holidays!!!

So good luck on your challenge - I'm sure you'll do great!

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KATESCAPE 12/1/2014 6:38PM

    Today is my first day sugar-free in a long time. Good luck. I love your note card system...I use every strategy I can!! emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 12/1/2014 5:39PM

    emoticon and as far as giving up sugar there is NEVER a stupid month. I quit sugar two years ago this past September 1 and have never looked BACK! I will never go back. I don't miss it ONE bit!

I will definitely be cheering you one! emoticon

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LWADE1963 12/1/2014 3:59PM

    Yeah. It's the same. I wish you would join me. I need all support I can get

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 12/1/2014 3:35PM

    Kicking sugar is a huge boon to one's health -- you picked a GREAT month to start!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 12/1/2014 3:11PM

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RAWCOOKIE 12/1/2014 1:50PM

    Do you know - I'm tempted to join you with the No Sugar Challenge (is that the same as Tame Your Sweet Tooth?)

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NELLIEC 12/1/2014 1:42PM

    It sounds like a great beginning! emoticon

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An

Saturday, November 01, 2014

I had 3 fabulous on plan days.

Are in calorie range and excercised. Felt terrific

So why did this happen? Must be just a lesson for me to learn

Today at work they are getting pizza and chicken. So you know that "all or nothing" thinking. I figure I may as we'll have some cookies at my moms before work. It's gonna be a junk food kind of day anyway.

I ate about 7 chips ahoy. Why did I keep eating? I paid attention to my feelings while I was eating them. They really weren't that good to be quite honest.

Don't know why I kept eating, but at least I paid attention to my feelings and stopped

I am still doing "beck" book

I guess it is working.

  
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BLONDEDOG 11/3/2014 2:13PM

    Take a step back and move on. Often, the hardest part for me is just paying attention. You know what happened, and you know the pay off wasn't that great. Good job on moving forward. You can do this!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 11/2/2014 11:24AM

    wet cardboard & starchy snacks often taste the same when I'm being mindless...
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DEBBYFROMMT 11/1/2014 5:01PM

    Wow, being aware of how you feel is half the battle! Good for you!

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GABY1948 11/1/2014 4:55PM

    I agree with FEEDTHEHUNGER and she is right...you did what you were supposed to do....so move on from here.....NEXT BECK Lesson!

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 11/1/2014 1:47PM

    I always consider the bag "1 serving." You did what you were supposed to do -- pay attention and quit when you felt full. It may not have been the best choice, but it won't wreck your day unless you let it.

Good job!

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KNEEMAKER 11/1/2014 1:14PM

  WOW you stopped at 7! When I get started on Chip Ahoys, I don't quit until they are all gone. You did extremely well young lady. With that said, let's just keep on keeping on and sooner or later we will both hit our destinations. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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time to be positive about life

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

its time to focus on the positive

today i feel good.

my problem with hubby being gone at night is improving. thanks for all your comments and help.
the hardest part is the night after i get home, but on a positive note, i am getting to bed earlier and sleeping better. i am excercising more during day and cooking more healthy meals. i am visiting my mom more. i have many more positive things to come.

my excercise for the day was supposed to be focus t25 day 3. i started it but it is just too advanced for me at this time. i dont feel like a failure, i just need to start out more slower and go back to the program at a later time.

so what did i do? i did my c25k week 2 day2 i didnt go real fast. my fastest was 3.8. i did that a few times on the jogging intervals. i am not looking at miles or calories burned. i just want to increase my speed slowly and get thru the program.

oh the feeling of empowerment when i was done!!!

i am focusing on the positive. i always have a better day when i excercise

oh yeah, and i am starting beck diet solution. there are a few people i have found that is doing it. they will be my mentors that i look up to. i have bookmarked there spark blogs and i read them daily. there is also a thread on the weight watchers website and it starts in novemeber.

i hope everyone has a super great day

  
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BABYBARNEY 10/30/2014 6:12AM

    Good work in a positive mindset!

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/29/2014 11:33PM

    Good for you! You sound so much more positive!

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/29/2014 8:37PM

    Glad you are getting more comfortable with hubby gone - it's a big adjustment

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 10/29/2014 2:28PM

    It certainly sounds like you are bringing a lot of the positive into your life where it is flourishing and generating more positivity. That's the way it goes when you're on an upward spiral!

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BLONDEDOG 10/29/2014 2:08PM

    What a wonderful attitude! Keep up the great work!

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facing my fears day 2

Monday, October 27, 2014



Monday, October 27, 2014
okay so this is my first day of my journey by myself.

my dh got home this morning and went to bed. so it is just me. i wont see him until sunday.

man oh man. i hate this. i feel so scared and hopeless.

i know i should not have put my full trust in my dh and gotten used to him being there when i got up and when i got home from work.there was no me time. but i was ok with that at the time. but it wasnt healthy i really just enjoy his company tho. why did he have to leave me and go on another shift. he left me all alone. my son is grown and dont live at home.

i just have to face my fears.

as i think about the whys of my fear of being alone, a lot of it is lack of confidence in my own abilities. lack of confidence that i can face the world.

these are things that i must overcome in order to be a happier person.

it wasnt always like this. at one time, i was very confident in my abilites. i dont know where the ship turned.

so anyways, todays revelation is that a lot of my fear is lack of confidence in my abilites.

i am gonna continue to think this through so i can come out a better person

  
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GABY1948 10/28/2014 5:26PM

    I don't like to be alone either. Sometimes that is good and sometimes that is NOT good!

Hope you get it settled!

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/28/2014 3:42PM

    You are stronger than you know! I know it's tough being without your DH, but it gives you time to be YOU. You can be a better person, exercise, volunteering, learn something new, time for you! You should be happy, it'll make you a better person and a better wife when you do see him!

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MICKEYMAX 10/28/2014 7:30AM

    I usually see my hubby on weekends due to our schedules. I put on all the lights when I am home alone. Makes me feel better. : )

Working out is a great stress reliever, and you are not alone - we are all here for you!!!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 10/27/2014 2:10PM

    I can relate to you. 8 years ago my husband good a new position with his company that involves travel. Most weeks he leaves on Monday and returns Thursday or Friday. My kids are grown and gone too. I started finding things to do at I enjoy that he doesn't. I cook foods he won't eat, I watch tv shows that he doesn't like, anything to keep myself busy. I also do a bit of cleaning each night so I get it done while he's away so we can spend our weekends together. I have the tv on for the noise so the house noises doesn't scare me as much. It takes time, but you'll get used to it.

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BLONDEDOG 10/27/2014 1:59PM

    It sounds like from your other blog that you are really scared but you've put some thought into things that you can do to improve your confidence. May I suggest the local library. Sometimes they have great adult crafts or things like that. Definitely the gym. Take care and find what works for you.

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BABYBARNEY 10/27/2014 12:29PM

    For many years my DH worked opposite my shift...it can be a challenging endeavour to not rely on the company of your better half but after awhile of getting used to it, you will cherish that "me time" that you will create for yourself...after all, do something active JUST FOR YOU!!!

Remember that with any new behaviour repeated you are creating a HABIT...just make it a good one...if all else fails, put on those head phones, since MUSIC can be GREAT company!

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LWADE1963 10/27/2014 11:45AM

    oh yes. you are so right. i should be thankful instead of complaining. sometimes we forget whats important and need a reminder. thanks.

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JAXMOMMY 10/27/2014 11:34AM

    Hi. I want to say this as kindly as I am able.... I understand your fear and your sense of loneliness, as well as your doubt in your own abilities. But, I want to try to bring you to the bright side of your situation.... Your husband switched shifts. You are fortunate that he has a job in this economic climate and you are fortunate that he is on another shift.... Alive and working.... Not dead like so many of our Spark Friends' husbands. This situation is going to take some major adustments on your part, but remember to be thankful that he is there, in the other room, asleep. Wishing you well on this journey. Take care of yourself and find that strong woman inside of you who knows she is capable and very lucky after all!

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