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Weightloss Faulty Thinking (article)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Read this great article and thought some of you might benefit from it too. It's titled Weightloss Faulty Thinking.

emptynestmoms.com/mag/LCWeightLossFa
ultyThinking.html

  
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JSPIN74 8/20/2011 8:24PM

    Great article! thx emoticon

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Notes on an UNsuccessful week

Saturday, August 13, 2011

emoticonFirst off, I'm feeling no drama, tears, rants or rages here ... just the fact and only the facts.

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Up one pound from last week. Now, last week I had stayed the same and I figured that was accountable because of the two times I ate out with friends and family that week. This week is another story.

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I only tracked 4 out of the last 7 days on my nutritional tracker thoroughly; the last three I only tracked partially. Even today I was starting to feel "meh" about it ... but before I started this blog I dutifully tracked what I've eaten so far today. That's a habit that works for me. It works when I work it.

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I ate a lot more in the last few evenings than normal. Last night in particular. Yesterday I had a migraine that lasted about four hours. Afterwards, I just needed to eat for comfort. No buts about it. But today ... today I don't need to keep eating for comfort.

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Last week I didn't exercise near as much as I usually do. Yoga was only two times, and I definitely felt a lacking in my giddy-up.

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I also didn't get on line as much and spend the time on Spark People that I usually do.

The successful part of this week is that I'm not beating myself up, I know what corrections I can make and I am going to do that. It all falls together and works together when I work it. I'm not giving up, not letting go of my inner spark. As a matter of fact, today I had one of the BEST yoga classes I've ever had. I stretched before I went, chose a spot in the front of the class, stretched really good before class started, and reached new depths and heights ... even got a compliment from the teach on the height I got on the lotus! Been waiting for that emoticon

Onward ho happy campers. This elf is feeling her spark today emoticon

  
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ROSEWCI 8/27/2011 5:31PM

    It's all a process honey! And we're all in this together! Keep on, keeping on! We CAN do it!!!

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ILLINITEACHER52 8/13/2011 4:47PM

  Some weeks are like that. Just move on and make the week ahead count toward your goals by planning to succeed.

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ANATASHIKI 8/13/2011 4:13PM

    it happens all the time to all of us. the important thing is not giving up . one pound is not big deal and it's probably water . my scale is also going up and down like it's predicting an earthquake but I chose to ignore it. I think I'll plan a binge day once a month so I won't feel frustrated . eating for comfort is normal if we don't do it everyday . hang in there and don't give up!

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DEBBIEG8S 8/13/2011 2:39PM

    Good for you on not beating yourself up, we all have times when we either don't lose or gain weight. I gained 2 pounds this week and haven't figured out why. But it is what it is and I will just have to try harder next week.

Thank you for posting a blog telling us you gained weight, it lets others know that it happens sometimes, and all we can do is get back on track....without beating ourselves up, that only makes it worse.

Hope you have a great day and a better tomorrow,

Debbie
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Notes on a successful week

Saturday, July 30, 2011

emoticonI lost 2.2#'s this week! emoticon emoticon emoticon

That's my biggest weekly loss ever. Two things I did different.

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I tracked for a whole week, eating the things I loved, and ate within my calorie range. I ate a LOT of veggies.

My calorie range is 1200-1550. Tallying what I did for the last week, I averaged 1265 calories per day. This surprises me, because most days are around 1450, one day was 1647, and one day was 1261, but added together and averaged its lower. No wonder! But I didn't feel deprived at all. This is really a breakthrough!

emoticonI also let myself feel hunger every day, at some point during the day, and then allowed myself to feel it for an hour or more without having to satisfy it right away. The feeling comes and goes, and it wasn't unmanageable. It was something that told me I was doing it right. If I'm always satisfying hunger, I'm never going to let myself become that naturally thin person I want to be. I can always eat later, there's no starvation going to be happening anytime soon here.

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I did three hikes this week, yoga three times, some walks. After yesterday's 4 mile hike I wasn't dead tired and laying around, but energized. I came home and did some chores and all the time was amazed at the energy I had.

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And I was naturally drinking a lot more water this week.

Seems I had a week where everything was coming together! Awesome!!!!!
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ROSEWCI 8/3/2011 3:31PM

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emoticon The stars were aligned this week!

You GO girl!!! emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 7/31/2011 3:18AM

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REBELBLITZ 7/30/2011 10:57PM

    I like the idea of feeling the hunger pains and learning to wait a while and then eat. Sometimes we just get into a routine of eating because the clock says to but we may not really be hungry.

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LILBITWANNABE 7/30/2011 8:50PM

    emoticon What a fabulous week! Congrats on your loss:):) That's awesome everthing came together and you were able to make it all work for you! emoticon

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QUEENJEANINE11 7/30/2011 7:46PM

    YAY!!!!Such a great week and you learned a lot too! Heres to another great week ahead

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SHEILA-45 7/30/2011 2:45PM

    Congrats on a week well done! emoticon Isn't is wonderful when everything falls into place? You can enjoy your food, not feel deprived, and still lose weight; that is amazing! emoticon Keep up the great streak; sounds like you found a way to make it work for you.... emoticon

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A hike along Grizzly Creek, CO (photos)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Here is a view from the trail I took today. Come join me!



The trail starts off rather mild, right beside the creek.



The trail is a dirt path,



but sometimes crosses over old tree roots and big rocks



sometimes it meanders through the woods and shade







There are thimbleberries to snack on



and raspberries





and lots of flowers to look at



as you hike along the way these beautiful mossy rocks are everywhere



and so are the butterflies


at about a mile there is a bench to stop and take a break if you need one


and if you get too hot, there are lots of pools to splash in


but lets continue on, I have a place to show you



about 1 & 3/4 mile up is a favorite spot of mine where we'll linger a while



a white butterfly landed on my shoe as soon as I arrived



on the way back, found a nice spot where someone left sweet memories


thanks for hiking with me!

  
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REBELBLITZ 7/30/2011 11:00PM

    Great walk! I want to hike soon, but it is too hot here in TX.

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HOTRODSANDY 7/30/2011 1:44PM

    Very beautiful and tranquil! Makes me realize I need to get out into nature more!! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures!

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HOWLERMOM 7/29/2011 11:30PM

    Looks like it was great -- thanks for posting these! emoticon

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MFLYNN8 7/29/2011 11:29PM

    Beautiful! Glad you didn't see any grizzlies!

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JSPIN74 7/29/2011 11:06PM

    thanks for taking us along ...i thoroughly enjoyed it :)

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MOTIVATED@LAST 7/29/2011 9:44PM

    Great photos. And a great hike!

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LILBITWANNABE 7/29/2011 9:37PM

    Beautiful trail! 9 out of 10 times we hike, we pick creek trails...Makes taking breaks so much fun:)

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ROSEWCI 7/29/2011 7:50PM

    emoticon adventure! Thanks for havin' us along! I enJOYed it!!! Wonderful pics too! LOVE the butterflies & flowers!

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CAROLJANE4 7/29/2011 7:41PM

   
really neat pictures.

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Notes on nutritional tracking

Monday, July 25, 2011

I did something I haven't been able to do in the past .... track foods I eat on a Sunday.

Sundays are my long shift, 10-12 hours, and usually I'm running around from group home to group home seeing clients and providing assistance where needed.

But yesterday I caught myself inthe morning walking by a basket of crackers, and harnessed that Inner Muncher who wanted to grab and gobble. And that moment's hesitation set me up for success the rest of the day.

As a result, I ate in my range, and didn't sabotage myself to catch up the rest of the week.

Its very enlightening after tracking for a while to see just how much I have been eating. Especially rice, I LOVE rice. But a cup of rice is the max I want to eat calorie-wise now. And when I eat slowly and savor each bite, its all I need.

I'm also pickier about foods ... oh I was pretty selective before, but now if I'm limiting my calories, I want every bite to be worth it, and to satisfy on all levels.

The scale made a major move yesterday morning emoticon

  
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REBELBLITZ 7/30/2011 11:06PM

    Good for you! emoticon

Cheryl

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VYVIENN 7/29/2011 7:35AM

    emoticonGood job!

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ANATASHIKI 7/25/2011 4:12PM

    I also have to work 24 hours shifts and they're especially dangerous because the girls usually order and eat fast food . so I plan and track before and pack my food for the day .
good job!


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TRIGFROST 7/25/2011 4:12PM

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AFITONE 7/25/2011 2:45PM

    Good for you! That voice saying, "No" to the Inner Muncher will get stronger and stronger as you keep using it! BTW, what do you call that part of you that is saying "NO"? Inner Beauty? Inner Healthy Person? emoticon emoticon

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HARRIET8AL 7/25/2011 11:21AM

    emoticon I'm trying to keep my Inner Muncher in check too. Mine comes out in the late evening- like a goblin. :-)

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LILBITWANNABE 7/25/2011 11:19AM

    emoticon on a successful weekend! I know all about catching up over the week, that will be what I'm doing this week lol...It's going to be so nice for you not to have to!!:)

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