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todays challenge -get rid of bread

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

i am still having trouble with eating at night. i go to bed and get sleepy and can barely remember getting up and eating.

today, i am gonna throw my loaf of bread out. i am the only one in house that eats bread. i love love bread. in the trash it is going.

also, i need to quit looking at the scale. if i start concentrating on other things like fitness and how i feel, i will do better. i just get tired of what seems like always eating right and doing the right things, then the scale never moves. i really dont want to do this the rest of my life.


what i wouldnt mind doing is eating right and feeling better and better cause of my healthy eating habits. excercising and getting stronger and taking my walk to a jog and then a run. it will feel so good to be healthy. then the weight will fall into place automatically

my week ends on sat night usually. i work 6 days a week. i want to look back on sat night and be proud of my healthy habits i have accomplished through the week.

  
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BLUEFISH1881 2/24/2013 12:39AM

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HOTTEXAN 2/21/2013 8:06PM

    I've been bread, rice, pasta and sweet free since the beginning of the year. I don't want it if it isn't in my face. Oh I do have bread occasionally. Ate two rolls at Tx Roadhouse last weekend and paid for it all night with a terrible stomach ache. That helped cure me for a while. Who wants to suffer? I love that when I am off the white stuff I have so much better control over my intake.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/20/2013 6:29PM

    Such truth in this blog! Good for you letting go of something you tend to nosh on too much. Focusing on health and living well is much better than always getting on the scale. Unless you are in a challenge that you need to weigh weekly for, I'd recommend putting the scale in a closet or having it hidden (out of sight) so you can focus on the important things... eating right and being active. Maybe get out your tape measure and take you measurements now, and then again at the end of March, weighing in only when you take your measurements. That way to focus is on the snapshot of where you are that day in the big scheme and not on dieting/losing weight.

Good luck!

PS: I'm getting ready to throw out all my breads and other wheat/gluteny products to try a gluten free diet because from what I read it may help me feel better. Not recommending it for everyone just what I'm doing to see if it works for me.

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 2/20/2013 12:13AM

    emoticon Great goals & I too love bread & pasta...

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JUSTLLAMA 2/19/2013 4:52PM

    I love bread too!

I think your idea of not focusing on the scale is a great one. We get too tied up in the numbers. (I know I do!) Focus on other things, how you feel, how your clothes fit, etc. I try to only weigh once per week now and I'm much happier for it!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/19/2013 2:36PM

    There truly is something about fresh bread that can have us eating mindlessly more calories than we need. I prefer not to deprive myself of anything as that is exactly why I am or should I say was where I was at. (The typical diet cycle.) I felt like I always couldn't have this or had to watch that but there wasn't anything really exciting to replace the foods I loved. With the Spark Nutrition Planner I find that I am quite satisfied with the choices I have and I plan for some limited bread throughout the week. I am surprised at what I am able to eat without depriving myself and track absoluetly everything I eat so I stay within range.
Wishing you a week filled with healthy choices and improved health.
Maria

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MERRYMARY42 2/19/2013 1:33PM

    I also Love bread, hot from the oven with lots of butter is my greatest downfall, but give me toast and jelly all day long, and I would be a happy camper. so if you can get rid of it, I am so happy for you

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SWDESERTLOVER 2/19/2013 1:27PM

    I love bread too. I still eat it, but usually limit myself to just a couple of slices per day at 50 calories each and always whole grain. Good luck - you can do it!

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SPUNSILK327 2/19/2013 12:42PM

    I hear ya! Bread is so awesome. I also agree with the scale mentality. I weigh myself once a week. I'd rather just do it once a month, but I need the accountability. Like you, I try to focus on how I feel, what I can do now physically as opposed to before, how much less my double chin is looking! Lately I've been celebrating how much better I am at touching my toes when standing and bending over. I can actually get there now. There is so much to celebrate beyond the scale!

GOOD LUCK!!

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DRKEYEZ820 2/19/2013 12:15PM

    Do what makes YOU happy and strong. I think your strong and determined to get it done :)
I could never give up bread, but I don't have an issue so much with eating after 8. Have you tried keeping your bread in the freezer? If you have to wait for your bread to defrost at night, you might think why bother? Just another option if u really needed the bread in the house. As for the scale, try weighing in once a month, but like the previous person said, take the batteries out until that day! I woke up this morning FEELING thin, which made me feel great! Usually a good indicator what happened whether you lost inches or lbs etc.
Try getting a certain size shirt or pant, and using it as your GOAL to get into.

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 2/19/2013 12:12PM

    Bread is my weakness too... haven't had any wheat in a few weeks now.

You can do it!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/19/2013 12:04PM

    That is awesome and you can do it! I've taken the batteries out of my scale. It was scary at first, but I'm paying better attention to my body and not my number!

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lesson #1- commit to track your food all of it

Monday, February 18, 2013

well another monday and i ready to start a healthy week. no horrible mindless snacking at night after work. i find myself just getting bigger and bigger. today my size 14 shorts were tight.

i got up and did my treadmill for 30 min on incline and then did a 20 min workout. then i spent the next hour in kitchen making dinner and prepping for week ahead and today

today i have spagetti with homemade marinara and ground turkey. looks pretty good

i will leave you with a thought that i read the other day on a message board. instead of focusing on the lbs you have to lose just focus on today and commit yourself that you are gonna track everything you eat today. that way, you will not want to eat horribly fattening stuff cause you will not want to go over on your tracker.

sounds like a good plan to me.

  
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/20/2013 6:23PM

    Great reminder! Sounds like you have a great plan.

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BEATLETOT 2/19/2013 11:30AM

    So true. Make today a good one! =)

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FIT4MEIN2013 2/18/2013 10:13PM

    Tracking is the #1 most important thing to do to lose weight.

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REBECCATKD 2/18/2013 9:45PM

    Especialy remind yourself at night why you're doing this. I am also a mindless snacker, and sometimes the only thing that stops me is having this laptop in my hands rather than food.

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BIGPAWSUP 2/18/2013 6:04PM

    Woo Hoo!

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JBELICIOUS5 2/18/2013 5:22PM

    Love your quote at the end--SO IMPORTANT!

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JILLYBEAN25 2/18/2013 3:55PM

    Tracking food is the key to many, many people's success!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/18/2013 3:45PM

    When I first started at Spark it was just that, the nutrition tracker which got me on the right track. As long I we're honest with ourselves it's a fantastic tool. So you've found a perfect place to start your change for this week.
I also love the fact that spark calculates your calorie intake range based on your age, weight, calorie intake and output. This has so helped me find the balance I need to stay healthy and on track (most of the time.)
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CAKEMAKERMOM 2/18/2013 12:58PM

    Tracking everything is the best tool you can have, no matter if you go over, under or right in the middle of your goal. It's harder to see the results if you're not honest with what you're doing. You're also more likely to stick to your goal if you write it down, it makes you think twice about what you're eating.

Then do not beat yourself up if you aren't perfect in your eating, just learn from what you did and do something different tomorrow!

Night time snacking is hard. I find that I have to decide if I'm eating because I'm bored, eating because I feel the need to chew or if I"m really hungry. My favorite snack late at night is air popped (nothing added to it!) white kernel popcorn. It's sweeter than the yellow blend and still available in most stores. Plus it's only 20 calories a cup without the butter on it!

The scale is only one tool. I also have measured myself, taken the pictures and go by the fact my pants are falling off every 15 pounds or so. It's amazing how different you can look in a month when you pay attention to what you do to your body!

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ZIGGY122 2/18/2013 12:43PM

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CNGMYBX 2/18/2013 12:41PM

  This is great. So often we focus on the negatives and only on the pounds on the scale. I am finding that tracking and planning are my keys for accountability and getting me through those days when the scale shows a gain instead of a loss. Keep up the good work.

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new goals and plans

Friday, February 15, 2013

Had a little down time the last 3 days but i am feelin better and ready to get back on track. I think i am just gonna concentrate on healthy food, eliminate sugar, etc. I feel like this is a good longterm goal.

I al ready to join the ymca again too. I have my at hone gym i working on but i lije going to y a couple days a week.

If i take my focus on the foods i cant have and concentrate on what i can have, then it will stick

Weight lifting and running. That is my plan.

  
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DEBBYFROMMT 2/15/2013 9:46PM

    You ARE strong! Keep going!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/15/2013 5:19PM

    Quite a manageable and doable plan. Well thought out.

I like to get out for my exercise too because it is more motivational for me than at home. I also appreciate the connections I have made with others there.

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Maria

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/15/2013 3:03PM

    Concentrating on the positive always helps me. Great plan!

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SWDESERTLOVER 2/15/2013 2:42PM

    Good luck to you. You can do it - one day at a time - because you know you're worth!!!
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MIRAGE727 2/15/2013 10:15AM

    Stay strong, stay focused, and make it happen!
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BIGPAWSUP 2/15/2013 7:28AM

    Great plan and great attitude. Enjoy the "y".

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WATCHMEGO! 2/15/2013 5:52AM

    Definitely focus on what you choose to have, not what you choose to avoid. I try to not say I "can't have" something. Makes me want it more! I tell myself I choose not to have ______ . When I was in hardcore losing mode and an urge for an unhealthy behavior would hit I would tell myself "I don't do that anymore." It is a process, and small steps are easier to maintain.

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JUSTLLAMA 2/15/2013 2:21AM

    Take it one step at a time. Making small changes that last is better than making huge changes that don't. Best of luck to you!

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JILLYBEAN25 2/15/2013 2:05AM

    Remember, some things are easier in baby steps. I think you can totally do this, though!

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MELROSE13 2/15/2013 1:12AM

    The main thing is something you feel you can stick with..even if it is a process to get there..some people have to go cold turkey on things like sugar, others can wean off of it. Good Luck on your goals!

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my feb goals for kisses challenge

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

my feb goals. i am posting this a little late, but never the less, these are my goals.

lose 5 lbs- that is a reasonable amount

do my c25k 3 days a week

do strenth traiining 2 times a week

blog at least 4 times a week

get active in chat on kisses blog

  
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CATHYGETSFIT 2/7/2013 10:21PM

    These look like good goals to try to achieve! They seem realistic and yet attainable. emoticon

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CATBEFIT 2/7/2013 5:33PM

    Congrats on the C25K -- I need to get back to that discipline!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/7/2013 4:55PM

    Wonderful goals. Knowing what you will do is a great way to stay on track.

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BIGPAWSUP 2/7/2013 9:09AM

    Hey goals start whenever you post them! These are great - go get 'em!

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JUSTLLAMA 2/7/2013 3:27AM

    Those look like GREAT goals! I love the C25K program! I'm currently on Week 2 and about to push onto Week 3. Yikes!

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DALID414 2/7/2013 12:45AM

    As long as you know your goals it's never to late to post them.

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finally, on track for good

Sunday, January 13, 2013

got my treadmill put together today. i also lay some tiles on floor. i need to get 5 more packages of tile, my excercise bench. and a bigger mirror. some of other smaller items also. so excited about my new workout room

so far, i have stayed on track. only had 1/2 of a donut for sweets. the true test is tonigt it is like i sleep walk. i am almost asleep, i wake up and go get something fattening. it can even be a few slices of bread. but it is really derailing me. this has got to stop.

tmr fitness is gonna be c25k day 2, a spark people ball workout, and if i have time 30 day shred.

  
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JSTETSER 1/25/2013 4:33PM

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Go Girl, Go!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 1/15/2013 8:59PM

    That's fantastic! Your own exercise room! It's bound to help you a lot! emoticon emoticon

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SWDESERTLOVER 1/14/2013 7:40PM

    That's awesome. Enjoy your workout room!
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JUSTLLAMA 1/14/2013 9:07AM

    I can't wait to see pictures of the finished product!

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BLUEFISH1881 1/14/2013 12:38AM

    I hope you enjoy your exercise room. I do my training at home and love it.

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MIRAGE727 1/13/2013 11:21PM

    Stay strong, focused, and be well!
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JMARIES51 1/13/2013 10:01PM

    An exercise room is wonderful.
Hey, have you tried saving some extra calories to eat before you go to bed? I used to be a night eater. I would wake up and feel like I couldn't get back to sleep without having something to eat. Then I would binge in the night. So then I started saving enough calories to have something really good before I went to bed. I find that high protein seems to stay with me and help me get to sleep and stay asleep. Or nuts also helps. One of my favorite things is to eat a protein bar, like a dark chocolate almond zone bar. That seems to be perfect. It soothes my sweet tooth, chocolate craving, and it is protein, and it has nuts..... and it fills me up enough to take away the craving food at night. Now after several months of doing this I am now experimenting with not eating at night. Some days I am doing good, some days, not, but I don't feel so desperate anymore.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/13/2013 9:37PM

    Sounds wonderful! I hope you get everything done the way you want it!

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