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5 G's a Day Keeps Sidelining Away

Monday, June 23, 2014

emoticon We had my husband's family reunion this past weekend in Star Valley, Wyoming and as usual I watched 90% of the action instead of participating in it. As I watched my sister-in-law who is very active, eats healthy and exercises daily, I realized I want to be active just like her. I want to be the one who goes on the river run, goes on the hikes, goes swimming and plays with her grand kids in the pool. It's ridiculous to sit on the sideline instead of doing something so I can join in the action. I had my personal epiphany this weekend. I have 53 weeks to get myself into shape so that next year it will be me, joining with her, in all the activities. I have a new goal to work towards. I have pictures to help me visualize my goal and to keep me motivated. It's time to quit sitting around feeling sorry for myself. It's time to implement the five G's. They are: 1. get off the couch 2. get active & move more 3. get exercising daily 4. get eating right and 5. get more sleep. With these five G's, I will reach my goal!


  
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DEEGIRL50 6/23/2014 2:50PM

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That sounds like so much fun. You do realize that all the things you mentioned are "exercise." You can find very fun ways to move more! Sideline Sitting is not for you!!
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BLT's Are Detrimental to Weight Loss

Thursday, June 19, 2014

emoticon So I learned about BLT's at my WW meeting today. I now know why I don't loose weight every week. The BLT's are killing me! emoticon What are BLT's? I'll tell you right now it isn't a sandwich. emoticon B stands for bite, L stands for licks and T stands for tastes. How many times a day do you have BLT's? Think about all the calories you are getting that you aren't keeping track of. We learned that all those BLT's could add up to more than 8 extra points. Think about it! I had a major AHA moment today. We were challenged to keep track of all our BLT's for 2 days. It was amazing how aware I was today about having any BLT's. I actually made it through Costco without sampling anything! Major accomplishment there. BLT's are an everyday occurrence for me. I bet I have more than 10 a day. Think of all the extra calories I've been eating. YIKES! So my challenge for you is to track your BLT's for 2 days. I guarantee it will totally amaze you how many extra calories you are eating. Hopefully the only BLT's I'll be eating in the future will be he sandwich only.

  
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DEEGIRL50 6/20/2014 8:38AM

    Thanks for the WW tip! Keep them coming. I think one of the best things about SparkPeople is learning from our friends. I've started tracking again and it was in my mind "how accurate am I being?" I really need to measure everything instead of estimating and as you say watch out for BLT's. (I love the sandwich by the way. Also, you can make a BLT salad and skip the bread.)

emoticon Walking around Costco is good exercise. WooHoo on skipping the samples!

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GIVEMEFRIES 6/20/2014 1:18AM

    Gotta track everythiiiiiiiiiiing. :D

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ALICIA214 6/20/2014 12:17AM

 

An eye opener isn't it. ?We had a few laughs at our meeting when members revealed
what their BLT's were.

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  Thanks for the tip

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It's All in the DOING

Sunday, May 04, 2014

emoticon I've been in the self destruct mode these past 5 months. I realized that it was senseless to be on this site and not do the things that needed to be done. I was very good at thinking, and planning, but I was horrible at the Doing. The truth is out, I do not want to DO everything it takes to loose weight. I was picking and choosing which steps of the Spark Solution I would DO. I thought I knew more than the experts. Wrong! It's no wonder I weigh more today than when I started. Facing this truth about myself is actually less painful than my avoidance of the truth. I am now willing to DO and to follow the Spark Solution as written. Monday is my official start day. I have learned all to well, you don't get anywhere by just planning, it takes DOING.

emoticon Truth #2, I am a perfectionist. If I can't do something perfect then I don't want to do it. I want it to be easy, I want it to be quick and I want it to be perfect. Talk about debilitating! I want to go from zero to 100 in 2 seconds. This thought process is why I don't DO. By starting out small, becoming consistent with the small steps, I will be able to be consistent when my steps become larger. I want to become one of the successful weight loss members of Spark People. To be that, I need to DO the Spark Solution as written and without any modification to it. The truths have been faced, it's now time to start DOING. My new motto is, Don't think, don't question, just DO IT!

  
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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 5/4/2014 10:47AM

    You must be reading my mind, Marly!!! I have the same EXACT problems - and want the same EXACT things! LOL! I'm laughing - but it's not so funny! I'm trying to make small changes - but definitely working on the doing more than the planning now!!!
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DEEGIRL50 5/4/2014 10:01AM

    I'm glad you didn't go away to do your thinking! emoticon

It was a very tough winter on me too. Gained back 10 pounds. I worked really hard to get rid of those pounds and wham bam, let yourself go, and they're back.
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Nice weather. Better frame of mind. Renewed resolve. Heads on straight. Ready... Set... Go!!
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Not a Good Way to Start Spring

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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emoticon This Spring has started out on a major sour note. I was down with a major sinus infection due to allergies for the past 2 weeks. Just as I finished my antibiotics for that, I started noticing a burning sensation in my lungs and the old bag pipe effect when I breathed. I have't had any energy for the past 2 weeks. It got even worse this past week end. Needless to say my exercising has been very hit and miss. mostly miss. I just found out today I have viral pneumonia. What a shock that was. I am now down in bed, using an inhaler, on heavy antibiotics, and am banned from seeing my grand children for 2 days. emoticon So Spring has sprung, but not for me. So it's reading good books, magazines and watching my chick flicks for the next 2-3 days for me.

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DEEGIRL50 3/27/2014 1:43AM

    emoticon Feeling a little like this guy?
It sounds awful (especially being banned from your grandchildren). Get plenty of rest and recuperate quickly!


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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 3/26/2014 9:46AM

    emoticon Oh! So sorry to hear that! Pneumonia is nasty no matter what kind you get!!! Take extra special care of yourself, my friend!!

HUGS!

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 3/25/2014 5:41PM

    Enjoy the down time as best you can. I pray you are over this and on your feet soon!!!
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Stop, Look & Listen

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

emoticon emoticon emoticon This weekend I was tending my grand children while their mom and dad had a week end get away. It was their first sleep over at grandma and grandpas. I absolutely had a blast. I just wish I had all their energy. Monday the song "Choo, choo the big train is coming down the track now. Stop, look and listen. Stop, look and listen. Choo choo the big train is coming down the track." As I was singing this song I realized how I could apply the message of this song to loosing weight. I need to tell myself to emoticon as soon as I get a negative thought, a desire to over eat, to have a late night snack, or to talk myself out of exercising, Secondly I need to look inward to see why I want to do those things. Finally after analyzing the whys I need to then listen to my conscious, for it will tel me what I need to do. I believe that if we will literally tell ourselves to stop just as soon as the negative thoughts appear we will be able to replace those thoughts with positive thoughts and positive actions. So my FSC friends, remember to stop, look & listen!

  
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DEEGIRL50 2/12/2014 7:10AM

    Stop, Look, and Listen for the mind, body, and spirit!
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I have a Nia exercise video and the first song she does "Stop, Look, and Listen" as dance moves. You stand in an A stance, cup your hand by your ear, and bend to one side. Your blog reminded me of this dance!
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BETRHO48 2/12/2014 2:04AM

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Great idea!
And if you are interested in some visual effects to help you remember, you could put up pictures of trains (or stop signs, or stop-look-listen signs) around your home -- on the refrigerator, pantry door, bathroom mirrors, etc. -- wherever you might need a visual reminder of your intervention.
Good luck with your plan.
Hope you have a great week!

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