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Try something different

Monday, February 16, 2009

Albert Einstein said that a solution to a problem cannot be found with the same methods that caused the problem in the first place.
So I am working on new solutions. Like eating when I am hungry wether It is time to eat or not. Like exercising more than once a day as suggested by Spark people.
Like going the extra mile to have vegetables and fruit in the house and available for snacking.
Throw out things that I should not have around. ( Unless hubby has it under the train table in the garage in the little cabinet where he keeps his snacks. )
Like get a life.... do the things I really want to do. Take that art class. Fill out that application. We can think about food all the time or we can think about living life to the fullest. So get with it!


  
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SHERI1969 2/18/2009 8:00PM

    Well, sounds like YOU are finally on TRACK! Good for you for making up your mind! Doing that is half the battle. If you can make up your mind to do it, all you have to do is follow through! Best wishes!

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HOPEISHAPPENING 2/18/2009 10:28AM

    Go Girl! Take that Art class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KARIN:) 2/17/2009 4:18PM

    Learning to follow your hunger and fullness cues is a great way to learn to listen to your body. Some things that might help with stopping before you get full,

Eat half of your food (or put half what you might normally put) and stop there. Wait a little while and see if you feel hungry or satisfied. The goal is to feel satisfied.
Take a drink of water after every bite and put your fork down between bites. This will slow you down. (I have a really hard time with this one.)

Let us know how you are doing.

I have always wanted to start a photo portfolio. I think I will make that a goal for myself.

Karin :)


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VEGEFARMER 2/17/2009 3:22AM

    That sounds like a wonderful plan.
Please post and let me know how it all turns out. I am really interested in this idea.
Good luck. emoticon

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Try something different

Monday, February 16, 2009

Albert Einstein said that a solution to a problem cannot be found with the same methods that caused the problem in the first place.
So I am working on new solutions. Like eating when I am hungry wether It is time to eat or not. Like exercising more than once a day as suggested by Spark people.
Like going the extra mile to have vegetables and fruit in the house and available for snacking.
Throw out things that I should not have around. ( Unless hubby has it under the train table in the garage in the little cabinet where he keeps his snacks. )
Like get a life.... do the things I really want to do. Take that art class. Fill out that application. We can think about food all the time or we can think about living life to the fullest. So get with it!


  


Well here I go again!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I am starting another adventure. I have achieved my first goal of getting under 200 pounds by January. And I am there. I am not loosing many inches.
So I will continue to notice the defects in my food plan.
Too much fat. I really crave it. But I am using olive oil and Avocados instead of butter.
I also have cut down but did not eliminate my night eating.
I also have increased the amount and intensity of my exercise.
Let's see what February will bring.
Is anyone actually bloging every day? I could but what would I say?

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CHELSRAE85 2/16/2009 2:45PM

    It's all baby steps. Each thing you improve will help your health in the long run!

Also, I blog almost every day, about my fitness, my eating, what's going on in my life. Sometimes it helps to get frustration out in the open. Blogging helps me do that! emoticon

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CHICKENSENSE 1/25/2009 11:30AM

    I too struggle with night eating. it is so hard to not give in to the cravings. I have begun to eat popcorn with no butter just garlic salt. it helps to fill me and is not full of calories. I try to blogg at least once a week. every day well I guess I could try but I forget sometimes and get busy. but I would be willing to blog every day to be accountable to what I am eating and how I am exercising if I knew there were people reading it that would say hey do this or try that. God Speed for the inches coming off. I have the other issue. my pants keep getting bigger but I don't see the lbs coming off. kind of frustrating. but at least the inches are coming off. blessings.

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SEBASHTIANSMOM 1/22/2009 5:09PM

    HI MARIA. I sure hope your feeling better today.I was thinking of you...

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SEBASHTIANSMOM 1/16/2009 3:39PM

    Hi Maria. I think you've reached a wonderful mile-stone , CELEBRATE !! You can still talk about your LATE night snacking on our Team. I know I still need to talk about snacking late , And having the wrong things sometimes. Believe me when I say, your inches WILL start to show soon... OH, I wanted to tell you , we have 3 more members . YEAH !!!

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COACHMEG 1/16/2009 2:50PM

    Stay focused and stay strong! You are making great changes with your lifestyle. You will see a difference in your body. It takes time for all of the pieces to add up. You are an inspiration - keep it up.

As a side note, I try to blog everyday. I use it as my journal. Helps me to keep track of my emotional and physical hunger.
Take care
Meg

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KARIN:) 1/16/2009 1:11AM

    I should blog more ... I will have to work on that.
Don't beat yourself up about the inches. Keep making the healthy changes and your body will respond.

But right now, let yourself enjoy your success at hitting your goal. Smile :)

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SHERI1969 1/15/2009 10:38PM

    I blog daily and yes there are dozens who blog daily. I know because I read them and respond to them just like I do with you. I blog daily too. And your size will come dopwn overtime. You have to remember that you are changing things and it is going to take your body time to catch up with it all. Give yourself time and don't beat yourself up! :)

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Today is a gift, that is why they call it the present.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

But today is a gift because 42 years ago I married my knight in his white Charger. It was a Studebaker Charger. What can I say he should have gotten a Toyota. Who would have known at that time Studebaker would go under and Toyota would be a great car?
But I am telling you We Worked it out! We are still in love and he is the love of my life.
I want to be healthy not only for me but also to keep up with him.
I am very happy today.
I am very grateful for the life I have had so far.
I could not have done it without him.


  
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VEGEFARMER 1/7/2009 11:59PM

    Happy wedding anniversay, how wonderful 42 yrs and still in love. That's what its all about.

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JEANELLEN59 1/7/2009 8:50PM

  Hi!

42 years. GEEZ! I am just a newlywed at only 36+ years.
It is an amazing journey, is it not?
My DH definitely has his flaws, but he also has so many wondeful attributes!!!

Congratulations.
Jean

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SHERI1969 1/7/2009 7:49PM

    Congrats and God bless you both on the rest of your life. You make a wonderful couple!

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200%

Saturday, January 03, 2009

I did not want to be 200. I wanted to be 199 today. But for whatever reason on Wednesday when I weigh in I was still 202. But on Friday morning I had moved down to 200. I had been cooking for actual homeless people on Thursday and did not have time to weigh but i did post my food.
As I do food differently I am grateful for a kitchen to cook in and a bed to sleep in.
I do not have tons of money but I have a loving husband who wants to "take care of me".
I always tell him I can take care of myself but he wants to so I let him think he does.
I thank God every day for good health. My sister's mother in law has breast cancer.
They must be devastated. My resolution is to stay in gratitude every day.
I will blog what I am grateful for each week. I want to be kind even to people who are difficult.
I will look for happiness where ever I can find it.
IajoeB

  
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JEANELLEN59 1/4/2009 8:13AM

  Good Morning!!!

WONDERLAND will show up soon - just stick with your new lifestyle. It is frustrating though to see those numbers go up and down and up and down. It will happen SOON!

You often sound so much like the person I want to be - GRATITUDE and KINDNESS.

Sometimes I forget to practice those just like I forget to practice HEALTH. I grumble and eat too much. Thanks for reminding me who and how I really want to be....

Practice - GRATITUDE and KINDNESS and HEALTH and WONDER every single day.

Jean

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SHERI1969 1/3/2009 11:58PM

    Happiness Is An Inside Job. It has to come from within you first and foremost. It doesn't take much money, sometimes no money at all, to help others less fortunate than ourselves. I'm on a disability pension but I volunteer and I make things for the homeless and I clean out my small apartment about once per month and donate it. Happiness must first come from within. That's when it is displayed on the outside, making us shine!

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VEGEFARMER 1/3/2009 10:17PM

    You are creating real magic and bringing joy into the lives of many who have nothing, you are offering them real and sincere encouragement & love. What could possibly be more magical than that.
money isnt everything and it seems to me that you have your priorities in the right order.
thanks for sharing.
Hugs.

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BLUEBELL101 1/3/2009 8:49PM

  You keep up this great work. The Lord will Bless you fully. That made me feel good to read this blog.........lena

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