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what did you eat for breakfast today?

Monday, August 20, 2012

I ate 2 eggs, 2 peices of precooked Bacon, a tiny bit of shredded 2% cheese, a handful of fresh spinach and a slice of reduced calorie wheat toast. 290 calories! Woot!

How did you start YOUR day?

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GRACEISENUF 8/24/2012 1:47PM

    I was at Disneyland so I packed a banana and some snacks.

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TERRYT55 8/23/2012 1:38AM

    My favorite breakfast is non-fat plain Greek yogurt topped with fresh berries, a tbsp of almonds and sprinkled with Fiber One cereal. Yummy!

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JITZUROE 8/21/2012 3:09PM

    That sounds so yummy! Especially those pig parts : ))))))
I had egg beaters and some strawberries. Oh yeah, and about a bucket's worth of Peets coffee..... Yummmmm

Happy Day!

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MT-MOONCHASER 8/20/2012 8:49PM

    My usual banana, 6 oz. orange juice w. 2 TBS Hodgson Mill wheat germwith cinnamon & milled flax seed mixed into it. Also an egg salad wrap. Comes in at about 480 cals.


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DAISY443 8/20/2012 1:08PM

    1 piece of wheat toast, 1 egg fried in nonstick skillet with no fat, 2 pieces of low sodium bacon and one slice of American cheese.

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CELLISTA1 8/20/2012 12:57PM

    Moroccan olive bread topped with goat cheese, avocado, and tomato: 300 calories.

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MISSB8604 8/20/2012 12:40PM

    I'm going to have some apples and cinnamon oatmeal w/ my usual 2 liters of water! YUM! emoticon

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TREASURINGLIFE 8/20/2012 12:14PM

    YUMMO!!!!!!!!!! :)

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SRBSRB26 8/20/2012 12:02PM

    I ate one piece of bread with hummus, shredded wheat cereal with soy milk and Greek Yogurt!

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BETHYB1981 8/20/2012 11:58AM

    .75 cup of cheerios; .75 cup of non fat lactose free milk; 1/2 banana.


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Sunday check in #6

Sunday, August 19, 2012

So, my friends, it has been 6 weeks since we have begun checking in on Sundays. I look forward to it!

How are you doing? I am apparently still in my maintenance mode. I KNOW I need to step up the exercise and I am going to make a workout plan for this week to commit to.

But what I want to know is....

WHAT do you need to do to keep making progress?

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MELLYBEANS0919 8/20/2012 11:05AM

    I made a plan, but am finding it very hard to stick to it. I guess my action plan this week is to do my best to stick to it more often then not. Also be consistent.

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THREEE 8/19/2012 11:05PM

    i need the fruits and vegies that i buy to actually not be brown(grapefruit--yuk!)
so i can get back to my improved eating habits with at least 5 a day...everyday...

and it IS good to have this weekly check in with you, m'deah...

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MYOWNHERO 8/19/2012 2:51PM

    To keep making progress I plan to step up the ST. Rawr!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/19/2012 12:24PM

    Plan your work and work your plan. Too easy to make excuses to avoid doing what you need to do. Too easy to think, "Oh , this once won't hurt" (truthfully, it probably WON'T, but it sets up the spiral into bad habits . . . agian.) That's my view of maintenance, for what it's worth.

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TADTURC 8/19/2012 11:21AM

    Im joining SparkCoach this wk. My trial is up in a couple days and I plan on signing up for it. It provides just a bit more motivation and support that I need sometimes. In the last wk Ive FINALLY stepped up my game on making better food choices. Exercise is the easy part right now. So here's to a better wk!

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Did you ever notice

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ever notice how when someone wants to talk to you, it really means "I want you to agree with me and if you don't,your opinion is invalid and I may or may not be mad at you"?

Yea me too. Apparently I got the memo late and just realized this.

Well, will keep that in mind and Either choose A. Agree outside while maintaining my point of view on the inside or B. Give my opinion anyway, and hope for the best.

I guess this is a case by case basis. I hate learning new things.

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NINJA_SMOO 8/20/2012 10:53AM

  Sort of off track, but my favourite similar thing is when someone asks you a question because they want you to ask it back. For examle, they don't really care what you're doing on the weekend, they just want to share their plans.

Back on topic, I completely agree. I think often people just want their opinion validated and that's why they'll completely ignore others who disagree. They're not actually looking for advice or your opinion.

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THREEE 8/19/2012 11:02PM least you know you are not an old dog emoticon

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DAISY443 8/19/2012 3:38PM

    One of life's hardest lessons for me it to pick my battles! Good luck!

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MYOWNHERO 8/19/2012 10:22AM

    I like Diane7786's option C. Sometimes I'll add a bit of "change the subject by going off on an obscure tangent until they think you're a loon". Then they wander off.

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AAAACK 8/18/2012 7:55PM

    Gosh, I didn't know you knew my family!

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SKY2012 8/18/2012 6:53PM

    you are too funny LOL

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1CRAZYDOG 8/18/2012 6:40PM

    DIANE 7786 took the words out of my mouth!!!! I quite often go with option C -- give a neutral answer since, what I sould say isn't going to change their opinion anyway. This way you've listened and not started a conflict.

Now, if it is something morally @ issue, I would not hesitate @ option B -- tell 'em outright what I think and hope for the best.

Interesting, thought provoking blog. Thanks!

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MAMADWARF 8/18/2012 6:35PM

    A is easiest and I'm inclined to go that route to keep the peace but if I think i'm right, or I'm passionate about the subject matter, I will argue to the death. If I am giving very non Committal answers and you insist on dragging my opinions out of me, be prepared. You would think people closest to me would know this. Oh yea, first thing in the morning is NEVER a good idea. They should know that too.

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BADASSBLONDIE 8/18/2012 6:17PM

    I feel like it's very person specific. A sign that I really feel respected by a friend is when I can choose B and not fight ensues.

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DIANE7786 8/18/2012 6:10PM

    There is an option C. In my experience people who say they want to talk really want someone to listen. Often they don't ask my opinion. Sometimes they don't notice that I haven't said a word. They keep talking! There's no reason to get into an argument when I know my thoughts won't change their opinion or if the outcome doesn't affect me. I say things like, "That's interesting" and "I see your point" without saying I disagree. When I have to, I find at least one thing about the topic that we can agree. Politics? The candidate has cute kids! If a topic really matters I'm great at Option B but most times the drama isn't worth the effort.

Comment edited on: 8/18/2012 6:13:45 PM

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GRACEISENUF 8/18/2012 5:54PM

    Hold onto what you know is right and when correction comes and it is in your best interest God will show you that a change needs to be made. Trust in him cuz he will NEVER let you down but he says people will, as we are all imperfect.

It is always hard for me to hold my tongue and not argue my viewpoint. :) Guess that's why I need God 24/7.


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SARAWALKS 8/18/2012 5:46PM

    I have been taking the easy way out for most of my life but nowadays I am trying B. It is sometimes worth it. emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 8/18/2012 5:42PM

    A is easiest but that is the problem. I am not going to be bullied into something because it is easy. This is why there is so much fighting on FB now. Suddenly you can no longer have an opinion without being viciously attacked for disagreeing.

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TRIXYMAHOGANY 8/18/2012 5:38PM

    A friend I'd known for years recently started forcing me to agree with him whenever we talked, even if he was flat-out wrong (in a factual sense) so I know how you feel!

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LTMURPHY7 8/18/2012 5:37PM


"A: is probably easiest

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things i thought about today

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Look how far my daughter has come in a year since her life altering surgery for crohns disease.
Look how far I have come since March 2010.

I'm lucky

People are annoying.
People are awesome.

I'm tired
I'm going to walk anyway.

Dinner is gonna be so good!
Dinner sucked.

I'm hungry.
Too bad. You're done.

I can't wait for my haircut tomorrow.
I'm gonna have fun at the car show with frank tomorrow.

I like the new spark coach feature. Am I going to sign up for it after my trial?
Should I join a gym. Its too hard trying g to find someone to play tennis with me even though I enjoyed it so much. Maybe I need to take that next step. Am I willing to get out of my comfort zone yet again? I suppose I will have to if I want to see progress, which I do.

I am so glad I found spark people. I love my friends here.

I'm going to bed.hope I sleep.

Good night.

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AAAACK 8/17/2012 2:32PM

    This is one of those cool "reframing" blogs I love so much. A great reminder to look at things from different perspectives.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/16/2012 4:45PM

    So glad the surgery helped your daughter. So difficult to deal with!

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CANNIE50 8/16/2012 4:39PM

    "everything you want is just outside your comfort zone" so, yes, go get uncomfortable, dear friend Jan! Yay about your girl doing so well despite that awful illness (my heart goes out to her). THank God the wonderful people outweigh the annoying people (most days). So glad you are on my list of wonderful people. emoticon

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DAISY443 8/16/2012 8:07AM

    Good night!

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RUNNER12COM 8/16/2012 6:54AM

    Ha! I think I stumbled across more of the annoying ones than the awesome ones today. Thanks for the reminder that the other folks are out there, too!

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WILLPARKINSON 8/16/2012 3:38AM

    Sleep well. Live tomorrow. :)

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THREEE 8/16/2012 12:36AM

    i've seen the spark coach ad, but have no idea what it to share? emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 8/16/2012 12:22AM

    I love you too Jan....wish I was closer to you because I would for SURE play tennis with you. I haven't played for years but I sure did like it when I used to play.

Sleep well.


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sunday check in 5

Sunday, August 12, 2012

So how was your week?

I had a great week of eating. I stuck to what I said I would NOT do which was no fast food.

I'm sticking with it this week, too.

Your home work this week? What is the toughest day for you and why?

Mine is Saturday because I'm not working and I'm usually in very social situations with out of my control food things. Not this saturday. No matter what comes up, I'm going to stay in range.

There you have it. Lay it on me!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/13/2012 5:59PM

    What are weekends for? Getting into trouble if you don't have a plan! Good planning. Good luck!

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MELLYBEANS0919 8/13/2012 12:08PM

    Good job!
I don't have a specific tough day. I struggle every day with making the better choice. Lately I've had too many treats. Working on it.

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    Week was good. I said I would not drink wine every night this week and I managed to stick to that, so yay!! :)

I would say my toughest day would be Saturday because it usually involves some sort of gathering which involves lots of crappy (yummy) food and adult beverages.

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DAISY443 8/13/2012 7:51AM

    You are awesome! My worst day is whichever day I just can't get moving! Happens about once a week, but no particular pattern! Yesterday was it this time!

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THREEE 8/13/2012 1:14AM

    yea, mama!!!

i, also had a great week of eating...well, eating everything i could think of...and i knew i was off-target, BUT, i recognized i was doing something that was TEMPORARILY off the chart, but i didn't actually feel despair...HMMMM???

i guess i am confident that i KNOW what i need to do and i know i will get back to it and i can't feel, i'm back at it...go, threee!!!

p.s. still haven't made poster...i'm going to let my little stinkerdink help me...she'll hold me to task...

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CANNIE50 8/13/2012 1:00AM

    Hi Jan -- nice work, mama-girl!! I have gone on trail run/hikes for the last two mornings with my best friend and our dogs, who are brothers, so that is a great way to start my day and it does help me to eat better for at least half the day because I am more aware of eating for fuel, rather than just to get something in my belly. The hardest day for me? Hmmm....they are all a bit crazy right now because it is all-Payton, all the time, until school starts. My brain hurts because he NEVER stops making noise, ever. It is a good thing I absolutely adore that boy because he is a handful, as you know.
I am proud of you, Miss Jan - you are doing so well. emoticon

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SARAWALKS 8/12/2012 10:44PM

    Wednesday. I start off fine and then I get sick and tired of being good. emoticon

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ASMITH3B 8/12/2012 10:40PM

    Awesome job!

My worst day is Sunday. I don't know if it's because my husband is home, because it's the weekend, because Sunday is busy enough that we often resort to fast food, or because the next day is Monday and there's the "diet starts Monday" mentality, but there it is.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 8/12/2012 10:39PM

    Plan ahead and track every bite even if I don't like how it comes out in the end.

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LANAHAUTH21 8/12/2012 10:24PM

  I am glad for you. Keep up the good work.

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