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being consistent will get me to my goal

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

i have made some progress.

i thought of 2 long term goals. i broke it down to med goals and even further to small goals. i hope i am doing this right.

i joined planet fitness but was gonna cancel and keep going to ymca. i decided to go and give it a try before cancelling. i really loved it. i do not agree with all the snacks and bowls of tootsie rolls. that kinda defeats the purpose. not to mention, all the grimy hands that dip in the bread and dip. and who know if they are double dipping? that just too much. but i dont have to partake of that. the fitness center itself is awesome!!

now i am gonna go to my favorite website--"dashing dish" . she has workout plans and recipes and devotions too. i am gonna get a good weight plan and get started on that and my 5k training.

small changes and being consisitent will get me to my goal

i am hoping this will also help my mood. my husband is very concerned about me and why i am so down in dumps lately. i believe if i get busy and lose some weight and prove to myself that i can see things through, that it will build my confidence. my pants are way too tight. i have 2 pair of jeans and 1 pair of shorts that fit me. i cannot believe i let myself get to this point.

off to work. i have some healthy food planned. i made shrimp scampi from dashing dish and have some healthy snacks also.

keep sparking

  
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HDHAWK 12/13/2012 10:08PM

    I know exactly how you feel. I lost a lot of weight while we were dating and now I've gained it all back plus more. I feel like I'm a different person that the one my husband married. I've bought bigger clothes and never feel like I look nice. Time to get and stay on track.

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GOPINTOS 12/13/2012 6:27PM

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/12/2012 9:57AM

    Great goals and you CAN do it! How can it not improve your mood! You are strong! You will succeed!

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LWADE1963 12/11/2012 11:13PM

    Thank u so much for the nice comments. You are right. I need to love myaelf. I guess that is the first thing i need to do

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SWDESERTLOVER 12/11/2012 10:30PM

    Sounds like you have a great plan. Now stop beating yourself up, be happy and move forward. You're awesome and you can do this, one small step at a time!

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LWADE1963 12/11/2012 5:25PM

    Thank u so much for the nice comments. You are right. I need to love myaelf. I guess that is the first thing i need to do

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AMARILYNH 12/11/2012 4:24PM

    ok - I'm going to tell you just what I tell my daughter when I hear her say things like " i cannot believe i let myself get to this point."

Why are you being so hard on yourself? I just looked at your pictures - you are a beautiful person. Why don't you go look at your own pictures with an open mind - see if the person you see there isn't someone whose friend you would enjoy being?

We are SO hard on ourselves - and why? Because we make mistakes and aren't perfect? When you find yourself being critical of yourself try asking yourself - "If I were talking to a friend would I be so critical?" Most ALWAYS the answer is NO!

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. It is TELLING us to love ourselves!! I believe 100% that loving ourselves, AS WE ARE, is the first step to making the changes in our lives that we want to make!! Try it - what do you have to lose?? emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 12/11/2012 2:53PM

    Sounds like you have a good plan in place. Getting started and just doing something really helps elevate the mood. I know this from personal experience. Just start slower than you think you need to and build from where you are now. My husband keeps forgetting that he hasn't exercised in years... and then over does and hurts really badly the next day.

**HUGS**

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BIGPAWSUP 12/11/2012 2:23PM

    I wish I had a Planet Fitness near us! Sounds like a good time. Congrats!

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need help setting goals- in order to get out of mood

Monday, December 10, 2012

i am struggling with a lot of feelings right now. i am really in a funk. my sister died a week before thanksgiving and it is making me realize how short life is. right now, i feel like a failure. i dont see anything through. i am 50 and 190 lbs. i need to lose weight and i need to follow through on excercise. i want to live the rest of my life fulfilled and excited. i dont want to sit on sidelines and watch life pass me by on couch.

problem is, i dont know where to start. i need to make short term goals and i just dont know where to start. i am reading other blogs and trying to get some ideas.

anyone with ideas to help me, let me know

  
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POOKASLUAGH 12/10/2012 6:47PM

    Try daily goals. Think of something you want to do every day and shoot for that. When I started, my goals were to try to exercise every day, drink 100 oz of water every day, and eat one fruit and one veggie every day. I gave myself one day off each goal per week, so I didn't feel like I was failing. Those were hard goals for me, but they helped me to get better over time.

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SWDESERTLOVER 12/10/2012 5:49PM

    I am so sorry that you're having to deal with so much. Life can throw some real hardballs at us sometimes that can be overwhelming. The loss of a loved one is certainly one of those times. My mother used to tell me that I could choose to live life or simply exist, that I could choose to be a participant or a spectator. She passed away thirty years ago, but I still remember her words every day.

Please, the first thing you need to do is to tell yourself that you are NOT a failure. You are a wonderful person who is dealing with a lot of stresses in your life right now. Start by taking small steps toward achieving your goals. Don't try to do everything at once, but do something each day to move forward. The most wonderful thing you can do for your sister is to be happy, live your life, and remember her each day. I'm betting that is what she would want.

Most importantly, remind yourself every morning that you are a beautiful person and you deserve to be happy. I'm here if you ever need to vent, but you can do it because you are worth it. Choose to live life, not exist. Choose to participate in life, not be a spectator. Be happy!

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LWADE1963 12/10/2012 2:15PM

    Thank u all for the help. I am gonna start tracking and look for races. Also, a bucket list.I love all the ideas.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/10/2012 1:36PM

    Honey, I'm so sorry. I understand where you are coming from. Something that always makes me feel better is a nice walk. Maybe you could start with that and see where it leads.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/10/2012 1:18PM

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I've had many myself recently and understand the "where do I start" feeling. My immediate advice is to be kind and gentle with yourself as far as biting off too many goals at once. During the grief process, sometimes just getting through each day with my head on semi-straight is an achieved goal. As others have suggested, baby steps. what has helped me a lot:
walking off the grief/stress (or any exercise you enjoy) - even if for 10 minute increments, music on in the background all day - change stations for variety, lots of colors and scents around, minimize sugar/caffeine/alcohol - they bring you down very far after initial high, attend a grief group and see if that helps (often offered at local hospices). If I can lend a shoulder or ear, let me know. It's not an easy time at all.

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CHRISTINA791 12/10/2012 1:08PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

Was there an activity your sister always wanted to do? If so, working toward that as a long term goal could be something meaningful.

I've always found that having a fitness-related event goal is useful. It takes my mind off of the pounds and gives me something to train for each week. Is there a race you can sign up for? I'm not sure what your fitness level is at, but there should be everything available from 5k walks up to longer distance races. I find this works for me because the event itself is a medium term goal, but the training schedule goes day by day, so I just have to focus on each day's workout.

For eating and diet, I'd start with tracking as a goal. Don't promise to overhaul everything yet, but spend a week tracking everything you eat during the day. Don't judge yourself for it, but take the information and learn. So many people jump right back into the perfect meal plan that they miss out on figuring out problem areas and solving the problem at the source. If you spend a week just tracking, you'll start to see patterns in where and why you might be overeating. That's when you can start to make small changes to address those issues directly instead of trying to change everything all at once.

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BLUE42DOWN 12/10/2012 1:01PM

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Start with small things you are 99% sure you can get done. Yes, in some ways it can feel like cheating, but think of them as your warmup. Each little goal you set and succeed at will help fuel your belief in yourself and propel you forward into making slightly more challenging goals.

One idea, since you mention wanting to live life "fulfilled and excited" is to start a bucket list. If you're artistic, go to town making it inviting to look at. Don't expect to think of everything you'd like to do in one day. Instead, make this list accessible so that any time you think "I'd like to do that" or "I'd like to go see that place", you can add it to the list. Think what you would do if you could wake up one morning and have none of the things you currently feel are limitations.

As you start to add things to the list, you can pick out items that currently seem more doable and break them down. What actions today or this week could move you closer to that goal? It could be as simple as opening a savings account and adding $1 or $5 or "all your change" to it each week..

Another possibility is to attack at the root the feeling you don't "see anything through". Do you have a partially-done project sitting around mocking you? Take a step back and look at it. Do you really want to get it done? If yes, what does it need next? Can you do that this week? If No (it is PERFECTLY OKAY to answer "No"), then figure out a way to dispose of it this week and let it go, not as a failure but as something that doesn't fit into your future.

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after dinner challenge

Monday, December 03, 2012

just a short note before i leave for work.

todays challenge is to not eat after dinner. i am gonna modify that a bit because i work afternoons and i need something after work. i am gonna have a light snack of cottage cheese and berries. my motto is gonna be: eat that or dont eat anything. after i eat it, kitchen is closed
sometimes when i eat a snack after work, it opens the door for total loss of control. i can eat all healthy food, but i just cant stop eating it. even tho it is all healthy food, i still eat too much of it.

i made some chicken pot pie soup from skinny taste for my dinner tonight. i am gonna eat it all week different ways. today, i have soup with ritz crackers. tmr, i will make a light biscuit and put on top,. later on, i might have a sandwich with it .

i am off for a quick walk before work.

keep sparking

  
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JAMER123 12/5/2012 6:27PM

    I always have a piece of fruit at bedtime with my meds. It is usually a banana. I am retired and still need the boost through the night. (I was a night shift worker for most my work history). It helps nourish the body during the sleep cycle.
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CATBEFIT 12/4/2012 7:53AM

    I empathise with that! I find myself snacking while doing kitchen cleanup after a meal. Put something in the tupperware -- take a bite. Throw away something - take a bite first. Heres to staying focused!

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/3/2012 9:37PM

    I'm up for that! But to be far, we don't eat dinner until about 8 p.m. Hmmm, no time to snack after that! LOL!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/3/2012 7:27PM

    I got the same challenge today. This sounds like a good plan for you. Good luck!

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MIRAGE727 12/3/2012 3:52PM

    FYI, I eat breakfast, lunch, maybe a lit snack in the early afternoon, dinner, and always a light evening snack. I've been doing that for two years and it worked for me. I will never believe in three meals only again. Of course, I exercise, run, and do my H20 religiously. Just sayin'...
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a new focus on my loss journey

Sunday, December 02, 2012

it is sunday. i finally got up and went to chuch. i am so excited. my husband and i went to my sister church that she went to when she was alive. i loved it. i have been wanting to go for a long time. i loved the service. this is gonna be my new church. i now have a pastor!!

this is a great start to my week. i have allready had an accomplishment that i have been wanting to do. i am gonna keep the streak going.

what is bothering me is that i keep reading on weight watchers website that eating is the main component of losing weight. i agree that flat abs are made in kitchen. what is bothering me and making me re think my whole weight watchers thing is isnt reaching your goals at a certain excercise event like a 5k or weight training, isnt that a great motivation to keep going on your weight loss journey. sometime i feel like weight watchers is all about the scale. i like concentrating on other areas of my life, like a fitness goal or a nutrition goal. i feel like weight watchers is all about the scale. maybe that is just a thing with me tho cause i am paying money and i want to hurry up and get to my goal.

this week i am concentrating on planning my meals more and planning my excercise more.
i am gonna sit tonight and make several meal ideas and fitness ideas. i want to make it to some classes at the ymca this week.


  
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CATBEFIT 12/3/2012 8:30AM

    I have been convinced by my reading and listening, that in the long term, strength training (building muscle tissue) and interval training is essential to weight loss and ultimate maintenance. The term "skinny fat" is about people who have lost weight but the weight loss is in the muscles as well as the fat -- which leaves you with less calorie burning capability. So much harder to maintain or continue to lose weight.

So I think you're right to look at more than the scale! Feeding the body good nutritious foods and then using the body to move, lift etc -- is the ultimate way to great health.
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WINNIE1978 12/2/2012 7:14PM

    I'm glad you've found yourself a church that makes you happy.

Sure, you can lose weight without exercising as long as you watch what you eat. The question though, is will you like your body? Only through exercise will you tone and tighten as you lose the weight and I think that is way more important than the number on the scale.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/2/2012 3:48PM

    I understand about being in a hurry to get to your goal, but just remember that slow weight loss is more likely to be PERMANENT weight loss. So just do your best to enjoy the journey. And even though WW is seemingly all about the scale, be sure to look for some non-scale victories along the way. To me, they are the most rewarding victories of all!

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/2/2012 3:20PM

    It's just a way of life. You have to find what works for you. Try to think of exercise is playtime. Do something you enjoy!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/2/2012 2:40PM

    I have never done anything with WW - but I do know that exercise is a key component in a healthy life. WW might help you lose weight but the exercise and effort are what is going to give you a healthy life.

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mindful eating

Monday, November 26, 2012

i am back on track full force. we buried my sister last monday. i go back to work today and i am so glad. i need to get my mind off things/

it is really weird. this is the first day that things are gonna be normal ( or as normal as normal can be), with thansgiving and all, things were crazy and very depressing.

i usually stop by and see my sister or at least call her to see how she is feeling. now that she is gone, i have to start doing something different. so i went back to gym. that felt great and i started up my spark coach again, which i love.

this week i am gonna concentrate on mindful eating. that is what my spark coach was about today. it came at a good time with thanksgiving over and christmas rapidly approaching.

mindful eating-

1. think about if i am hungry
2. stop and make sure i am eating something healthy
3. check my mood to make sure i am not eating out of emotions
4. pause and really enjoy taste of food.
5. eat slowly and savor the taste.

this is what i am concentrating on.

have a great day

  
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/30/2012 11:12AM

    It sounds like you are starting to focus on you again now that the first hurdle is past. The firsts are always the toughest. I like your mindful eating plan. Wish I'd done more of it on my vacation.

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PICTUREME40 11/27/2012 10:55AM

    Those are great goals to focus on. One day at a time.
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IMREITE 11/27/2012 12:45AM

    1. think about if i am hungry
2. stop and make sure i am eating something healthy
3. check my mood to make sure i am not eating out of emotions
4. pause and really enjoy taste of food.
5. eat slowly and savor the taste.

#3 is the hardest one for me.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 11/26/2012 3:22PM

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BIGPAWSUP 11/26/2012 1:54PM

    I'm happy to hear you are making changes to your schedule. Making things a bit different after losing a loved one can help you to adjust. I hope things work out for you and your family.

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POOKASLUAGH 11/26/2012 1:07PM

    The one thing about mindful eating that I always try ot keep in mind is stopping when you're satisfied, rather than when you're full.

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