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Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

I did it... did what? BROKE 200 lbs!

I haven't been under 200 lbs. in 20 years...

I feel great, but there's no time to rest on my laurels (even though there's a lot less of "my laurels" these days) -- time to hit the treadmill and weights so I don't get flabby (with the hanging fat under my arms, on my thighs, and around my belly -- oops, too late it's already there)

My long-term goal is to look good in a bathing suit, and I've got some work to do before Memorial Day. So, my new short-term goal is to make sure I exercise 3x a week, and stay on my food plan (no sugar, flour, wheat).

I'm definitely celebrating the New Year -- with 6 months of abstinence (12/30/08), and 10 years of sobriety (1/17/09) -- both God-willing, and One-Day-At-A-Time.

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LORIPDX1 2/22/2009 9:28AM

    How ya doing, Mary? Congrats on breaking 200 lbs...I remember how AWESTRUCK I was, the tears just rolled down my face. And celebrating 10 years clean & sober? You're a miracle! And life goes on, now, doesn't it? LOL ~~Lori 8-)

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DANA-BANANA 1/14/2009 2:42AM

    SO proud of you Mary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOT WOOT!!!!!

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30 days of abstinence

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just had to blog about today being my 30th day of abstinence -- no sugar, flour, wheat. It's a journey... and the ride gets bumpy sometimes. But, it's SOOOOOO worth it. Today, I weighed myself for the first time in a month and I have given away 14 lbs (I didn't "lose" them, because I don't ever want to "find" them...)

Next challenge - Vacation (VEGAS, BABY) -- we're leaving early Sunday morning for the West Coast. I'm bringing my scale, measuring cups and spoons. I'll check in when I get back to report on the results...

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BLACK_UNICORN11 8/7/2008 1:56PM

    Way to go! You're a lot stronger than me! Have fun on vacation!

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CMONDAY 7/30/2008 11:59AM

    You are not bringing your scales. There's a luggage weight limit, ya know:)

Anyway, great on the abstinence thingy. That is a tuffy, but as you say . . . worth it!!

Have the best time ever & bring me some $$$$$$$$$$.

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SMYLEERED 7/30/2008 10:51AM

    Congratulations on 30 days of abstinence. Good luck on the vacation to Vegas. You can do it! Have a great time!

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No sugar, flour, wheat (and I'm not dead yet!)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Just checking in here to apologize for being AWOL from SP lately.

I finally found a food plan that works - woo hoo! I still have to plan/track my food every day and I really hate to do that (I think I hate it even more than exercise if that's possible)

It's been 21 days now without sugar, flour, wheat and my cravings are GONE! I feel FANTASTIC! People have already started telling me that I look like I'm losing weight... but part of the program is weighing the food everyday (not weighing ME) -- apparently, the fat is flying off because my clothes already feel better.

I will weigh myself only once a month, and I will start getting outside again this week to start walking again...

I know, it sounds crazy - but it works! (It has to work - I've tried everything else under the sun at this point...)

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BLACK_UNICORN11 7/22/2008 10:57AM

    Hey buddy! I've been AWOL too, but am back on plan. It's great that you've found a plan that works! No sugar, flour, or wheat? I don't think I have that willpower. Good for you for sticking to it! I'm trying the couch to 5K program - have had people tell me they couldn't lose weight until they started running, so I figured it's worth a shot. Started last night.

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SMYLEERED 7/21/2008 4:15PM

    I'm glad it works for you. It works for me too. Keep trucking!

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CMONDAY 7/21/2008 11:27AM

    I've been waiting, & waiting for that personal apology emoticon.

Yeah, weighing food, not people. I'm gonna pass that on to my doctor's office. They will be delighted when I bring in my frig contents. emoticon

Oh yea, and nice job, my dear!

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here we go again!

Monday, June 30, 2008

So, here I am again - about 1 year later...

I tried a nutritionist last year and lost 35 lbs -- however, I was sick over the winter (pneumonia 2 times), so I gave myself permission to "eat my way back to health" (which included ice cream, chocolate, white bread, cakes/pastries, etc) Well, before I knew it, I've binged my way back up again and I'm so disappointed!

I attended my first Food Addicts Anonymous meeting last week, so I'm trying to follow the program (I also plan to attend OA - HOW meetings again when I can't get to a FAA meeting)

For me, the key is consistency
(one of my BIG character defects)
- wish me luck!

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CMONDAY 6/30/2008 6:49PM

    Sorry 'bout the binge thing, but oh so glad to see you are alive an kickin':)

Really couldn't find an e-con that symbolized good luck, so here's my feeble attempt . . .

****** emoticonThis means remember Cyndi wishes you all the best.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Well, I'm doing much better with my walking now that it's warm outside -- doing 3 miles in 45 minutes at least 3 times per week! I'm drinking about 80+ oz. of water per day.

But -- I've been with SP for 18 months now and I always sabotage my good work when I'm just plain bored and hungry -- after work, during work, watching TV...

GREAT NEWS: This morning, I found a team that was made just for me! "Eating Because You Are Bored"

I am SO glad I accidentally found this team (of course, nothing happens by accident!)

I just had to share this because hopefully I can find a solution that helps me stay on track for the rest of this year...

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GODZDESIGN95 4/29/2008 11:20PM

    You still are doing great. I don't eat because I am bored. I eat when I am angry, or stressed. I have joined the Beck Diet Solution as a last resort it has got to work. Nothing else has outside of wiring my jaws. emoticon

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GRAYJAY23 4/25/2008 11:13AM

    Hi. I haven't been at the "eating because you are bored" team long but welcome. I too have seen a change in my activity levels since the weather has gotten better. I find just checking in with the people at this team makes me more inspired to not eat when I'm not hungry. Or a least not so much lol. I find that communicating with people or just reading the messages , you sometimes get inspiration or ideas to try. Hope you have a great weekend!


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