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13/21: Each day really is a new beginning

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Last night as I finished my dinner I had that moment of "I want something else", well that something else came in the form of a Peanut butter cookie, filled with peanut butter ice cream. Some new ice cream sandwich we picked up at the store the other day for my hubby. Well anyhow that thing is 600 calories. So to say it put me over the limit would be putting it mildly. Now really in truth it put me at about 1925 calories for the day. Ok about 650 over my lower end range eating goal. So anyhow, to make this story short and wayyyyy too sweet.....It made my stomach ache, my mind was full of "why did you just do that?" and "man you just blew the day" and well you know the rest....So was that worth it? Nope, never, yuck, my stomach still rolls just thinking about it. Was it good going down? Well hell yeah but once it hit, and I realized what I had done.... emoticon emoticon

So the moral of this story is this.....Sometimes the memory is so much better than the reality. I won't be heading to that ice cream any longer....nope. I will look for something lighter that I can have when the moment strikes. No guilt and no rolling tummy after.



Michelle. emoticon

  
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WALLAHALLA 7/17/2013 4:08PM

    We love the peanut butter skinny cow ice cream sandwiches. Only around 150 calories. Sweet treat with no defeat!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/17/2013 8:26AM

    We learn our lessons in the classroom (from someone else) or on the field trip (like you did last night). Either method works. Lesson learned. Glad it's behind you now. On to a new day! Have a GREAT one!!!
YOU are a winner! emoticon

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NELLJONES 7/17/2013 7:31AM

    For me when "the moment strikes" I look at my planner to see what I will be eating at my next meal. It's never more than a few hours away. Time is much faster looking back than looking forward.

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WANNATHIN 7/17/2013 7:31AM

    Well done on having a good mindset!

I have found that checking the nutritional values on EVERYTHING stops me from eating things I normally would crave. I used to eat completely mindlessly and didn't think what actually was IN the stuff I was shovelling into my mouth. Once I started really reading labels, my eyes opened and my mouth closed. Tight!

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ELRIDDICK 7/17/2013 7:02AM

  Thanks for sharing

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12/21: Change is happening...be patient!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Everything worth having takes work. You must work at being thin. It won't just happen.

If your making changes on a daily basis then change is happening. Just be patient and you will see the results. It may not be today on the scales but I bet you will notice it in your clothes long before the scales, the tape measure will be a great way to check that out. I like I measure each month. Sometimes you've toned what the scales say you haven't lost so it is muscle not fat in that spot now. No matter what you do to begin just begin.

You can't reach your goal by sitting still.

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WALLAHALLA 7/16/2013 9:02PM

    emoticon spot on

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FISHINGLADY66 7/16/2013 8:48PM

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ROX525 7/16/2013 6:55AM

    Truth!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/16/2013 6:33AM

    YOU are soooooo doing this!!! emoticon

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CANADIANFROG09 7/16/2013 6:32AM

    Very good advise! emoticon

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11/21: Over half-way

Monday, July 15, 2013


Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I began this little test of 21 days to a new habit over ten days ago. I started to change a few things and come to a better understanding of my journey. Well so far the scales are down a notch but other than that I've learned a thing or two about myself so far. I'm stronger than I first thought, I can plan and follow through, and I can slip up and fall on my face, but I can also pick myself up and start again. So success? Maybe not to some but to me a better understanding of me is what I really wanted to find in all this. Sure losing a few pounds would of been great, but now I have the tools to do just that. So for the next ten days I would love to work on the loss part of this. I want to put the things I'm learning about myself to work and see some movement in the downward motion on the scales.



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WALLAHALLA 7/15/2013 10:17PM

    great quote

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FISHINGLADY66 7/15/2013 9:21PM

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 7/15/2013 7:26AM

    Keeping healthy is important. Keep at it!

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JMCCONNELL74 7/15/2013 7:15AM

    Go you! Keep on keeping on, setting the new habits in place. The weight loss will come. I know, it would be nice if it had the decency to show itself right away to make things easier, but you are completely right - you are strong, you are learning about yourself and this is already a success.
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111BUTTERFLY111 7/15/2013 7:10AM

    Way to go!! You can sooooo do this!

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GLUECIPHER 7/15/2013 7:02AM

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10/21: Sometimes!!!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That's who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn't believe it.

Weigh in day...well I got on those scales this morning and I looked down...wtf i'm up 0.4. I did it all right, I just can't believe it. So what did I do after the crying was over?

I moved forward. No matter what that number says it doesn't determine my day, It can't break me, I have a goal and that goal is to finally move under this one point on the scales that seems to not want to let me past. So I grab my journal, and I get my coffee, and I plan. I plan for the week ahead, I plan my walks around my schedule, I plan my diet and my groceries needed for the week. Because next week I will see change.



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WALLAHALLA 7/14/2013 7:22PM

    I was up this morning too, but I expected to be cause I overdid it on sodium yesterday. Really disgusting because I worked so hard and ate so healthy for the past 3 weeks. Didn't feel like much of a reward.

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/14/2013 8:17AM

    We're women. 4/10's of a pound can be water retention, TOM, TOM approaching, etc. Who knows! And like you mentioned, who really cares! We simply move on. You are ahead of the game ... you're IN the game!!

Have an emoticon week!! You can sooooo do it!!

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ROX525 7/14/2013 7:17AM

    You are a great inspiration Michelle. Wonderful attitude there! Have a successful week!

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9/21: Comic relief

Saturday, July 13, 2013



Sometimes you just have to smile through the tears.

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JULIA_211 7/16/2013 6:42AM

    Great! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 7/13/2013 3:13PM

    heh heh heh

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CAKAROO 7/13/2013 1:04PM

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/13/2013 12:20PM

    emoticon You know, I've had to help my little toy poodle lose weight. It's hard. And the entire time I had to remember that I was the reason he was over weight. Good grief! I make his food for him now ... at least I have a better shot at keeping him trim and fit! LOL!

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/13/2013 7:26AM

  Love these! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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