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Just a little off kilter.

Friday, February 22, 2013

I am feeling a little off kilter. I don't know if it is because I am angry. I don't know if I'm disappointed. Disheartened? I just don't know. I was going into my groups and on one of them it said that one of the leaders has not posted on the team in a long time. I don't feel I have been doing this long enough to become a co-leader. But, I thought it was a great idea for a fun group. I guess I am sad that no body posts, but even more than that I feel sorry for those who haven't. Don't they know what they are missing?

But I guess I am the pot calling the kettle black because there are some teams I haven't visited much. But I at least try to huddle. (I always was a cuddle type) Am I so new that I don't understand the absences? I feel the teams are the best part of SparkPeople. You know; the people! The support, the encouragement, the tips and the gentle pushes. I can't imagine doing this program with out the community and the teams!

I feel scared, disappointed, disillusioned, sad. I feel sorry for those who haven't seen this program for what it is. The people they meet, the smiles they receive, the hope they encounter. Hope that seeps through the very essence of this program.

Well, I love it here! No matter what, I will be here. (Hope I am not just blowing smoke!) I gotta pray about this.. Night!


Girl Scout Cookie Horror

Friday, February 22, 2013

I am so stressed about those girl scout cookies. I know they are there. It's like they keep calling me.

"LINDA>>>>LINDA>>>Come and try these delicious cookies....I know you like them! You like them a lot, don't you?"...It's OK, it's only one cookie. You don't have to eat any more, just one, just try it! It's OK, no-one will know! No one will ever find out! Even if they do it's only one cookie, right!?!? It won't ruin your meal plan today. Just take out something else and you can eat it. You can juggle the numbers, you have done it before. Come on, I know you want one! Just one! ...................

It's a never ending mantra of non-sense. I know better. I know that one thin mint will lead to two, three or even four! I know I wouldn't stop. I would just keep eating and eating and eating! It wouldn't stop until the whole box is gone.

But, wait. There are TWO boxes. let me think 32 cookies at 40 calories a piece...then multiply that by 2..... Oh my goodness that is 2560 calories!! To think I used to do that! I used to sit down with a box and have it gone in 24 hours! That is 1280 calories just in cookies per day!!! OH, my goodness! I just can't believe it! I am in shock... And it isn't sugar shock.

I don't know if that will keep me from having a cookie or two. But I can assure you I won't eat a whole box ever again! Wow, that is a lot of calories! I have never thought about it in terms of calories before!


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TINADEE86 2/22/2013 2:22PM

    You opened my eyes up. I never really thought aboutr it like that. I would do the same thing. Thanks for the great info!

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2HAMSDIET 2/22/2013 10:52AM

    Life is full of such crazy surprises. Have you looked at the calories on some of your restaurant salad? Most are more then my total calories for the day. Education is the key to better living. I would ditch the cookies... take them too.... a police station as they should be behind bars... to the fire station as they would be great fuel for a controlled burn or to the hospital as that eating only cookies will put in in there. You could take them to any place where people work hard and give them away. I call that double good. First for the girl scouts and then to the people you gave them to that may love to be thought of in such a special way. spread the happiness and leave the cookies to someone else. ( We do get some in at our local food bank and it does delight people to receive them. ) emoticon

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Today it has been a challenge but I am going to stick with it!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Today has been a real challenge. I received my order for girl scout cookies I ordered before I started this program.. Oh boy! Are they talking to me. One whole box is gone!!! Ha ha ha you thought it was me didn't ya???!! Well out of that one box of Trifoils I ate 5! And I put them on my nutrition planner thinking it would throw my numbers all out of whack! Not as bad as I though! Not good, but better than I had thought! It confirmed to me that we can still eat good tasting things as long as we do it in moderation. I never could have done that before this program. Thank you SparkPeople!

There is still three boxes of cookies but I have already put strategies in my head. As long as I don't allow myself to eat more than one serving a day I can do it! and they will last me alot longer than they have in years past!!

Cookies!! The cookie monster has left the building!!

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2HAMSDIET 2/21/2013 10:35PM

    I have been known to buy the "goodies" from the kids at the door and then give them back to them. Other wise I have taken them to people that I feel work hard and some times are forgotten in our world. emoticon emoticon

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OAKTREE10 2/21/2013 8:40PM

    good job, and strategy! it really is all about moderation! the moment i say, "i can't have that.... (fill in the blank)" that is all i can think about. if you can help it, try not to say such-n-such is a forbidden food. it makes it that much more desirable (kinda like the boyfriend my mother told me to stay away from! lol!).

keep up the great work! i KNOW you can do it! emoticon

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New fitness goal!!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I want to walk a 5k. So I am looking into signing up for a local run/walk for AIDS. The run/walk is on April 21, 2013. I want to see if I can set up my walk as a fundraiser. I have never done this before. I have never walked a 5k. I have never walked a fundraiser. This would be a very special run/walk. I have known a lot of persons with AIDS from my nursing career as well as a few personal friends. I am so excited to do this.

I am going to ask my husband to run it too. He has run marathons before. He runs at the gym an average of 8 miles three or four times a week. The way the times are set up I could watch him run then he can cheer me on for the walk. I go to the gym with my niece Sarah. She wants to run a 5k. I may surprise her and sign her up and pay for her registration. She would be so excited too!

I truly think that the best reward for this would be the tee-shirt! I sure would wear it proudly.I just can't wait!

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2HAMSDIET 2/22/2013 10:53AM

    Sounds like great fun. emoticon emoticon

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OAKTREE10 2/21/2013 7:48PM

    you go girl! and yes, the t-shirts are AWESOME! a reminder of what you did, every time you wear it!

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TINADEE86 2/20/2013 6:36PM

    That is a Great idea! Get your workout for a good cause! I've got your back. You can do it!

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I think I am headed back to the real me!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Today I feel so much better. I can't believe how being a little anemic made me feel. And so quickly too! But I am feeling so much better. Yesterday I felt I was whimping out when I couldn't walk my full time that I set for myself. Today I had a craving for spinach and kidney beans I never would have thought of that before SparkPeople. I always thought chocolate would fix anything. And boy have I been thirsty today. I think I consumed over 10 glasses of water before noon. And this evening I walked 2 miles at the gym! I lost 3 inches from my waist, 0.5 inches from my hips, and 0.5 from my upper arms!

My mind is a bit fuzzy about this past weekend. And I still don't think I can think straight! But I will sleep better tonight. And I hope to back to my cheery ol' self tomorrow.

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2HAMSDIET 2/19/2013 11:16PM

    I'm so glad you are feeling so much better. It is surprising how those little things do make such a big difference. enjoy your new craving of healthy foods. emoticon emoticon

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