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last chance day for this week....

Thursday, July 23, 2009

well here it is again my "last chance day". thank goodness this is only for this week. as this week was not off to a good start i'm only hoping for a slight, decrease. by slight i mean i would be happy for ounces this week. lol.

getting my water as i said i would. and yesterday stuck to plan all day. today i'm off to a good start with water and food is planned till dinner.

i've already got my walk in and i'm ready to head out for my day. wish me luck. tomorrow is just another day and what will be will be. but next week just wait and see. michelle.

  
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IUHRYTR 7/23/2009 1:19PM

    Alright! You stuck with your plan. Good going. -- Lou

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CINDYHOUGHTON 7/23/2009 10:02AM

    Hang in there girls we are rooting for you. I know you can do it. Today is your day to make a difference in your life. Go for it!

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new start....baby steps

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

emoticoni;ve had a moment and i have decided i better get this thing in gear. this thing being me and myself. so i will start where i left off...baby steps. water, water, water, is one of my lacking areas. i haven't been as good as i could of been, as my niece would say, and i need to regroup. i did fine yesterday, i thought, until i tracked the food from the evening. not so fine. i think it was the blue bell icecream that sent me over the top by about 300 calories. yes, blue bell is a treat here in the south. and you just can't get it like that most anywhere. but if i'm to stay where i'm at and then proceed down, i may have to limit that intake. darn, darn, darn.

as of today i'm on the water kick again. i have been slipping back to the diet coke hole and now i need to get back on track. i do fine with fruits and veggies, so i will continue on that , but really people water is the way.

so say a prayer for me and i must be heading off for my morning walk. the dogs are getting restless. they look forward to this time of day and i must say they keep me on my toes. so till next time, i'm going to get there from here. michelle.

  
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2BSALLYB 7/22/2009 1:21PM

    YOU WILL DO IT!! Keep taking those steps!! Whether those steps are big or small, they'll still all get us to where we want to be.

Praying you have a really good day.

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TAMATHA* 7/22/2009 10:07AM

    Drink that water! I know what you mean about Blue Bell. It calls to me be during the night. Bad ice cream! But oh so good. I've switched to sherbet--- for awhile. Good luck on your journey~!


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IUHRYTR 7/22/2009 7:52AM

    With your positive attitude there is no doubt you will succeed. Remember that every second of every day offers a new beginning point.

Lou

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trying to stay on track-sometimes so hard

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

well i'm trying to get myself on track this week. with a gain under mybelt i really need to tighten up. i just don't seem to be doing it. my numbers on the food tracker are coming up ok. not great mind you, but ok. the other night i went over by 7 calories. talk about kicking yourself. i know that doesn't amount to much to some, but if i was to let that happen over and over pretty soon it would be 10,15,20 and so on till there was no stopping me. this i know for fact. so today and yesterday also i've been a little more aware of what i'm eating.

exercise is a given for me. sorry guys i love to walk and get my exercise in. it makes my day a bit better and with depression a big issue with me it keeps my sane. so that i have to say is really the part of all this i enjoy without a doubt.

so my next area is food. eating for fun, boredom, and so on is not working for me and i find myself falling into that old routine yet again. so i'm going to have to get going and get this under control. heck i'm not far from my goal and i don't want to back slide now.

so till next time guys we are going to ge there from here. michelle.

  
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IUHRYTR 7/21/2009 12:36PM

    Michelle ~~

I, too, have the problem of emotional eating but each day, each afternoon, each evening is a new beginning point. Think of it this way: what if you look at the total calories eaten in any 24 hour period rather than just the physical day it is. If you look, say, from when you last ate through the next 24 hours, is that total up or down from your plan? This helps me put a positive spin on the days I go over a little (or a lot :)).

Remember, WE have faith in you. Now YOU have faith in you too. You CAN do this. We're here to help.

Lou

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2BSALLYB 7/21/2009 10:18AM

    I just went through something similar to this. Yesterday was the first day I got back on track and today I'm feeling pretty positive too. I don't want to slip for too long back into my old ways, cuz that got me the body I don't want!! It also got me some health issues I don't want!!

Somehow I lost my focus on the reasons I really wanted to do this. But now, after some real positive input from my SP friends, I'm back to thinking straight again..Think about the reasons you wanted to lose weight in the first place. Get a few really good days in and you'll be back where you need to be, cuz that's where you want to be!!

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AFLETCHER2010 7/21/2009 10:00AM

    You can do this..:) I always read your blog and your messages and know you are capable! We all go through rough spots but so long as you are aware and want this for yourself..you will achieve your goals..just don't ever stop trying! you are an inspiration to me..:) Thank you. Today will be a better day!

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weigh in: snacking adds pounds

Friday, July 17, 2009

maybe i should of headed this off with mindless snacking adds pounds. because that is what i did this week. i don't know what happened or what i was feeling at the moment. it just tasted like more and i went for more. so now i have to regroup, i have learned i have to have all things in moderation and i wasn't doing that very well this week. i gained 2.2lbs. darn, darn, darn. oh well such is life on this journey. i really don't feel to bad or upset about this little setback. and it is a little setback. i could just throw up my hands and say the heck with it but nope, not me. i'm here for the long run. so instead i will just have to challenge myself a bit more. the old me would of said the snacking made me feel better so i will continue. the new me doesn't feel better just a bit sick at myself that i let myself slide so much. but that is that and i will succeed. one minute, one day, and one week at a time is my motto and i intend to follow that.

i want to wish all a very happy friday and god bless all my spark friends. michelle.

  
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0507BAF 7/17/2009 2:27PM

  I like that you accept your "setback" so gracefully and are not beating yourself up over it as i tend to do

good luck with your weight los journey

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IUHRYTR 7/17/2009 10:44AM

    Sometimes, too, second by second. Your positive attitude WILL carry you through to success, -- Lou

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just checking in

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

here it is wednesday and i just wanted to check in with all. i'm doing fine. i don't know if this is a loss or gain week yet but i have my fingers crossed for a loss. even a bit of one. i didn't do so good this weekend. not that i overdid meals, it was snacks. and i can't say they were all bad it was just that kinda day. you know the one where no matter what you eat it isn't quite enough and always tastes like more. i'm over that little hurdle now but i struggle daily when i'm off of work. boredom is my enemy. i try to keep busy but somehow that doesn't always work. sometimes i feel like my kids half way through the summer " i;m bored and don't have anything to do" even though we have lots of things to do they just don't seem so appealing alone. so till next time keep sparking guys. we are going to get there from here. michele.

  
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IUHRYTR 7/15/2009 12:44PM

    I relate fully Michele. I work from home and the past two weeks nothing I eat satisfies. Oh, it's filling but I seem to be hungry all the time and the snacks, though little, are killing me and keeping me at the high end of my daily calorie allotment. Boredom or same old, same old routine, maybe they both contribute to this feeling of hunger. You're not alone. So let's use the rest of the day for a new start. -- Lou

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