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Peanut butter cookies versus boogie, jiving and twisting!!!

Monday, November 02, 2009

emoticon emoticonDH went to visit a friend and so I had (have) about 4 hours on my own. It is evening.....7 -ish.....nothing of interest on TV.....mmmm.....should I go and get the peanut butter cookies topped with milk chocolate that I made for DH yesterday?

So far, (these past 6 months) I have been doing really good.....no tasting, no licking the bowl or sampling finished product!

But......tonight I had a couple. Then a little while goes by, and I am thinking about the rest of them sitting in that oh ~ so cute little box on top of the frig.
(He won't miss them, I'll make some more tomorrow.)

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo......I say to my little dog, "Come on baby, let's go up to the computer room and browse SP for awhile." So up we come....we browse....all the time almost running downstairs and getting those cookies and wolfing them down.

But as I was reading SP pages.....perusing blogs......checking out success stories......I finally got my brain and will power in the same wagon and went over to Youtube.
I typed in "boogie" and ......well......I just spent a fabulous hour sweating to Silvann Zinng's boogies, etc ....and so on, and so on, and so on.

Here I now sit......all sweaty.....happy and fabulously tired. One hour of non stop moving for me is a wonderful and satisfying experience.
SP has helped me get healthy.....I haven't felt this good since I was in my '20's.

I could never have experienced the last hour by myself dancing and totally immersed in old music from my youth up to now without SP, all you terrific Sparkers and Sparkettes with all your encouragement is what has been the cement in my promise to myself of getting healthy and hopefully living longer.

This is a beautiful evening for me.....just me and my little dog, my music and SP.

What more could I ask for?

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HVMBRU 11/3/2009 9:47AM

    What a way to go !!!

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GRAMMAP1 11/2/2009 7:47PM

    When you are alone..temptation sets in. But you passed the test. Good for you Lyn. And you had a pleasant evening after all. We applaud you. Hugs, Jane emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLINJEWELLS 11/2/2009 6:45PM

    love it

good for you!

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JENA_GAL 11/2/2009 4:06PM

    Great way to have fun and exercise at the same time. DH still came home to his cookies!

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MEADSBAY 11/2/2009 9:48AM

    I am picturing you up by the computer dancing for an hour-
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Spark on!
elizabeth
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MOM1014 11/2/2009 9:33AM

    Excellent blog...It will stick in my memory. Thanks and
Hugs,
Lee

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SUNSHINEGB 11/2/2009 8:48AM

    What a great blog Lyn ~ and congrats on boogie woogieing the night instead of eating the rest of those cookies!! What a fun way to spend your time!! Still say if you lived down the street from me, we'd be the two shakers and movers on the block! You rock girl!
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FITKAT2010 11/2/2009 6:06AM

    Being strong enough to stay away from the cookies!

K

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Feels so good to learn more about myself.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

While contemplating my scales this morning, thinking of my weigh-in on Monday, some thoughts came to mind.

I had started SP in April and set my first goal to get from 195 to 165 so I could look and feel great for my only granddaughter's wedding on Oct. 3. Got to 168. I was happy, because I had not lost this much weight in decades.
So, I overindulged at the wedding and for several days later celebrating with family.
I put on 3 pounds.
When I got home, I thought......."Hey Lyn, you didn't do too badly."

Well..........it took me two weeks of dedicated misery to lose those 3 pounds ~ AGAIN!!!!!

So, conclusion of the matter is.....
First ~ I know I need goals...no matter how small.
Second ~ When I reach a goal and there is a dinner party, wedding, night out with friends, card night or whatever......I am going to enjoy it........BUT not to the extent that I gain weight.
The longer I am on SP and eating and exercising properly, the better I feel.

After the wedding, my stomach hurt for 4 days.
I DO NOT LIKE THAT FEELING!!!
AND I DID NOT LIKE MYSELF FOR AT LEAST A WEEK.
I WAS SO MAD AT MYSELF!!!

Therefore I must take the advice that I so freely hand out to others to my own heart.

" LYN ~ YOU CAN DO IT.....JUST FOCUS, REASON, ANALYZE YOUR SITUATION AND ACT IN SUCH A WAY THAT YOU WILL NOT SABATOGE YOURSELF!!! "

So dear Sparkfriends, that is my 2 cents worth.

Have a wonderful weekend, and treat yourselves with respect.



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JEANSHEP2 10/24/2009 10:23PM

    Great blog, girl. And I can relate so well with you. Those pounds we regain are much harder to lose than the original ones, I find! And it's worth way more than 2 cents!

Thanks for sharing your heart with us.

Hugs,
Jean

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GRAMMAP1 10/24/2009 9:14PM

    I didn't realize you lost that much in a short period of time. Good for you. A high percentage of people who lose, gain it back and then some. I like your determination. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEAMISH7 10/24/2009 6:47PM

    I am only beginning to learn this great lesson and reading your blog has helped me immensely. Thanks for sharing...you page is lovely. Peggy

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SUNSHINEGB 10/24/2009 6:43PM

    I totally agree with you Lyn and with the others who left comments!
You are still doing great but I understand what you're saying. To me, you are an inspiration, girl!
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FITKAT2010 10/24/2009 6:34PM

    Isn't this the way we got overweight to begin with? Yes it is. This is the problem with social gatherings and our attitude towards forgetting our eating programs. It's sad that society has put so much emphasis on eating=pleasure=love=social.
>It will take a lot to get over that.

You only gained 3 lbs. You got sick too, but hopefully you will not do that again.

Hugs

K

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MEADSBAY 10/24/2009 5:42PM

    I know exactly what you mean as I had to learn these lessons myself.
I hate feeling full.
I hate the feeling after eating junky.
I hate seeing those hard lost pounds come back.
I hate feeling deprived so I indulge but really limit it.
We need to learn to live our lives this way.
For example, I am down at my second home in the Caribbean and we have Happy Hour at sunset every day (which we don't do at home) and eat out a lot more and fresh fruits and veggies are scarce here but I am working it, my friend.
We were here for 3 weeks in June and another 17 days now so I have to learn how to do this right.
Good blog!
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CAROLJ35 10/24/2009 5:15PM

    Great Blog! I can't believe you lost 30 lbs. in 3 months! I could never lose that fast. But I understand your feelings of feeling so much better when you adhere to the healthy way of eating. I have always eaten fruits and veggies, but now I crave them. Keep up the good work!!!

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A mental block?????

Monday, October 19, 2009

As soon as I got to about 174 I seemed to stall. Up a little, down a little, always struggling.
It was so easy when I started, probably because I had so much work to do in my garden and I can spend hours out there burning off the calories.
Now that the cooler weather has come, card nights are starting, friends having friends over more often for dinners, my weight has slowed.

And I just LOVE to cook for a crowd.
I finished my garden for the winter and now it will be indoor craft activities to keep my mind busy. But they don't burn calories.

I also am wondering if I have a mental block about getting past where I am now.
I sometimes think that maybe I can't do it, so maybe I am sabotaging myself subconciously????
I'm not sure but maybe.

Anyway, I have been very strict with myself these past 2 days, I am planning my meals ahead of time on Sparkpeople instead of going to the frig and winging it.

I think I like doing it this way. It seems to give me more of a focus, more....ah....of a feeling that knowing what I am going to eat ahead of time is reassuring to me?????

I am going to try my best to stick to this concept. And of course my walking and exercises every day.

Thanks for letting me bend your ears.

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SUNSHINEGB 10/20/2009 7:37PM

    Sure you can do it Lyn!!!
I do think our minds set up a mental block sometimes, but you are doing right by going around it ~ doing something different to sabatoge it.

Bend our ears anytime, we learn from one another! My mind won't let me get to 160, or so it seems ~ but my way of doing something different is to give myself a good swift kick in the butt, so hard that my brain feels it emoticon

Let's hope that works for me, lol.
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MEADSBAY 10/20/2009 10:36AM

    Our bodies get in a rut and like it when we change things up.
What will you do differently?
Sounds like you are already making some changes.
Spark on, my friend!
xoxoxo
elizabeth
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SPARKLINJEWELLS 10/19/2009 9:06PM

    you're doing so great

i believe you'll get done what you really want to

you're a constant inspiration to all of us!

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GRAMMAP1 10/19/2009 8:39PM

    Sometimes it is good to experience a little failure. How did you react? You planned meals ahead and got a little more serious. If you have good results, you will be happy and know what to do if it happens again. So good for you. Pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and carry on! I need to do that too, so thanks for your blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 10/19/2009 8:34PM

    Sounds excellent planning to me -- if I put my meals into the Nutrition tracker before I eat them, then I'm more likely to eat what I planner (instead of something else more fattening!). The card games and crafts sound like lots of fun and sociability but -- you may want to investigate some fitness options too, just to keep the ol' metabolism ticking now that your garden has been put to bed .. . .

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SURPRISED.....(not disappointed)

Monday, September 28, 2009

On my previous blog I voiced my concerns.....BUT

today I am SURPRISED AND HAPPY!

Lost another 2 lb.

Lowest weight I have been in over 25 years.

Thank you CHRIS DOWNEY!!!!!!!!!!


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GRAMMAP1 9/29/2009 12:17AM

    emoticon Lyn. It is hard work to stay with it and lots of discipline as well. Keep up the good work and don't forget to reward yourself. You deserve it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLINJEWELLS 9/28/2009 11:57PM

    um

yes

thanx spark, etc

but--

you are doing the work

thank YOU for taking care of YOU

and, thank you, for being such an inspiration to the rest of us!!

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NELLIEBLUE 9/28/2009 8:45PM

    emoticon That's the way to go. emoticon

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VONNABEHEALTHY 9/28/2009 3:06PM

  Wonderful Lyn!
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.
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SUNSHINEGB 9/28/2009 11:35AM

    Wow, wow, wow ~ congrats Lyn! I'm happy for you friend!
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THE_JULES1 9/28/2009 11:27AM

    YAY! good for you! emoticon

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Surprised or disappointed?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What will I be tomorrow morning at my weigh-in?

I have been diligent this week with my food and exercising. But.....last night I indulged in two pieces of pie with ice cream. Did I think of not doing it.....yes, but I excused myself. So, was that a wise decision or not.....only the scales will tell in the morning.

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LYN-EDWY 9/28/2009 12:36AM

  Gloria.... emoticonI can honestly say they were the best I have tasted. It would be hard to top them! (except with ice cream.. emoticon)

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GRAMMAP1 9/27/2009 10:33PM

    Hi Lynn,
If we couldn't slip now and then, life would be dull. I ate a 1/4 # of fudge from the Fair that DH bought for me. You know, it was really too sweet. So eventually (maybe) those things will be distasteful to us. You will do better tomorrow.

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SUNSHINEGB 9/27/2009 4:48PM

    Aww dear Lyn ~ ~ we did not put on weight with one meal or one slip! Eating properly 80-90% of the time, then one time like you had, should not cause your scale to go up. But ~ if it does, it will probably be temporary and will go down, down, down next week. Look at it that way my friend!
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Gloria (((LYN)))
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