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Everything in moderation?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Paul the SparkPeople programmer says:
When you break down goals into smaller steps, it isn't even that hard. All you have to do is say "yes" to the right things, one day at a time.

Wow that seems so easy. Saying yes to the right things is the toughest thing we choose to do some days. They say we can have everything we want in moderation. Well i'm here to tell ya we can't. Ok I is the key word here. You may have found a way. I just can't have one, one ounce, one cookie, one candy, one cupcake. Just isn't going to work for me.

Now lately I have come to say that the fist bite taste just like the third bite. In fact it has been proven that around the third bite you are just eating it to eat it. I have come to learn this is true. For me anyways. So this week I've been practicing that little strategy. Ok it works in theory and it works for some things. Chips? nope, cookies? yup if the pack is in another room. Cake? sure if I only buy one cupcake and leave it at that. So moderation works if we work it. For me it is all about leaving the things I know I can't control in the store. Much safer for all involved.


So with this in mind. Think before you choose to eat it or not eat it. Is it going to get you where you want to go?

Michelle. emoticon

  
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BAMAJAM 6/28/2013 2:22PM

  Thank you--- I really love that quote too! I once had a coffee cup that said,

"A moment on the lips; forever on the hips"---



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IUHRYTR 6/22/2013 10:45PM

    I feel like you do except with ice cream. It's not normally kept in the house but sometimes a craving for some drives me to buy a small pint or two. Most often I can stop at the serving size of .5 cup but too many times it tastes so good the container is empty when I realize what's going on and that .5 cups turns into 2. How do we control ourselves in these situations? emoticon -- Lou

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/20/2013 10:03PM

    I really like that quote! I need to remind myself of that on a daily basis!
I've learned it's best when I just leave things in the store too. I can't eat it if I don't buy it...sure, sometimes I have to get a treat for DD, but I try to do that in small quantities, something that once she eats it it's gone, not sitting in a package waiting for me to finish!!


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TERESA6262 6/14/2013 4:01PM

    I'm fine if I just stay home...eat my own food.... but I ahve no will power when out and about with others! Overall, I'm eating better and moving more, though! 27 lbs down since January... about 60 more to go!

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WALLAHALLA 6/14/2013 1:21PM

    So true.

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CAKAROO 6/14/2013 7:44AM

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SHARON7464 6/14/2013 6:54AM

    I like the motivational quote- fat lasts longer than flavor!

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SHARON7464 6/14/2013 6:53AM

    Love the motivational quote- fat lasts longer than flavor.

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Persistance does pay off

Sunday, June 09, 2013

I've been staying the same or down a bit the last month or so, but I never quit. I just kept going and kept my focus on me. Well this week I lost 1.2 pounds. That is wonderful. I'm down 3.4 now and my first goal is 5. Reward? I really don't know as of yet. But i'm thinking on it. I want to do this in five pound increments and I will have to have a "treat" at the five pound marks. Not a food treat...a little something that says "you did it".



Michelle. emoticon

  
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MJLUVSANIMALS 6/22/2013 10:59PM

    I am so excited to see a great response to weight loss. Some can't be happy with a smaller amount. I look at it, as another notch in the great race for healthy!!!
Kudo's to you, love the pic posted it on FB. MJ

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IUHRYTR 6/22/2013 10:40PM

    Good going! For reward ideas I've thought in terms of maybe a massage for every 20 pounds. Might that work? Or a facial or mani/pedi. Don't know the cost of these. Keep up the good effort. emoticon -- Lou

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NELLJONES 6/10/2013 8:13AM

    For me the goal is One Day At A Time, No Days Off. Another way of phrasing persistence.

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CAKAROO 6/10/2013 6:17AM

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FISHINGLADY66 6/9/2013 9:55PM

    Great job Michelle. emoticon Never give up. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 6/9/2013 8:27PM

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Determined

Sunday, June 02, 2013

emoticon My friend has me back walking. Now we meet as often as our schedules allow but it is up to me to continue in her absence just like she walks when i'm not around. She has lost 19.5 pounds so far and me? Well lets just say I don't have as much to lose and it is taking its time to come off. I think we should reach our goals about the same time. I know sad. I'm working hard at this and as I hopped on those darn scales this morning I just knew I had lost a great amount. Well that was not what I saw....what I saw was a loss but it was only 0.2. I know I should be happy and run with that but to tell ya the truth I've given and given for two weeks now and i'm down 0.2. Ok after the initial upset, I get myself changed and headed out for my walk.


I got in 3.2 miles and I was feeling good. So the moral of my blog....

  
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CAKAROO 6/3/2013 7:41AM

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IUHRYTR 6/2/2013 9:59PM

    A new day and a new beginning. Isn't it nice they are unlimited and may start at any time? -- Lou

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TERESA6262 6/2/2013 9:50PM

    I love the red clay road! Pretty!


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TERESA6262 6/2/2013 9:49PM

    YES! Get R DONE! I got in my first swim of the season this evening! I bought a Florida Park pass today, so I can can get in all year.... trails and the springs...two great opportuniies for fitness! It beats a gym!

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WALLAHALLA 6/2/2013 6:50PM

    I'm disgusted myself. As soon as I got my exercise act together, my nutritional act went south. Why can't I get both acts together at the same time so that I'll actually see results?

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FISHINGLADY66 6/2/2013 5:16PM

    Step by Step... Day by Day... Never give up. ((hugs))

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Just gotta keep going

Monday, May 27, 2013

I awoke this morning to have my coffee and get ready for a early walk with my best friend....as I was checking my emails and having my morning cup of solitude these quotes pop up:

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

If you can dream it, you can do it.
- Walt Disney

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and
try again in a different way.
- Dale Carnegie

It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again,
and fail.
It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.
- Charles Kettering

Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.
Perhaps you will need to change your plan
and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.
Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes inspiration can come from the most unusual places. I've been riding a roller coaster of should I or shouldn't I because for the last year my losses in no way equal my gains. Give up? Not just yet.

Michelle.

  
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IUHRYTR 5/29/2013 11:34PM

    I'm with you in not giving up even though I've fallen off the weight loss wagon this year. emoticon! -- Lou

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FISHINGLADY66 5/29/2013 4:48PM

    I love the quotes, very inspiring. Thanks for posting them Michelle.

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WALLAHALLA 5/27/2013 5:48PM

    Great Quotes!

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KRICKET4 5/27/2013 3:03PM

    These are great! Always good to receive reminders.
As for giving up - NEVER!

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CAKAROO 5/27/2013 12:10PM

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KKKAREN 5/27/2013 7:20AM

    those are some good ones!

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 5/27/2013 7:03AM

    Okay Michele, expect to see some of those quotes in my daily thought. emoticon

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JANUT57 5/27/2013 6:42AM

  Words of wisdom. emoticon

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Weigh-in: It is what it is.....

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Oh yeah mistakes I've made a few. But I've never allowed them to completely derail me. Oh I've kicked, screamed, cried, laughed, smiled through the tears but I've never given up on myself. What is she going on about you may ask? well today was my weigh in day. now that can go either way. Today it about stayed the same. But I'm ok with that, I walked over seven miles this past week, used my elliptical, rode my stationary bike, and even got in some strength training. So ok maybe my emoticon got a bit away from me with some of my choices. So this week I will continue with my exercising, which today I got in another 2.4 miles.

Let today be your day of new beginnings and progress. I know it is for me.

Michelle.

  
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IUHRYTR 5/29/2013 11:35PM

    Let's always be grateful for how ever many new beginnings we might need. -- Lou

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WALLAHALLA 5/26/2013 9:02PM

    emoticon love it

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KAB7801 5/26/2013 4:43PM

    Always a work under construction
Kim

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MAGGIEVAN 5/26/2013 4:30PM

    Moment by moment we have the opportunity to create ourselves. Congrats with your choice, you will reap the benefits.

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PINKEUROGIRL 5/26/2013 4:26PM

    Wise words!

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