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Pictures of Hungry children on Spark

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I am sitting looking out my window at the falling rain. I have had breakfast but I really want to eat again. It is not time to eat yet... It is so hard for me to be OK with feeling a little hungry without satisfying that need. I have been using 100 calorie oatmeal and other 100 calorie snacks with a glass of water to stave off the Hunger. But there has been pictures of starving children advertised on various pages of Spark. It is surprising how that puts me off being hungry. What do you think. emoticon

  
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SHERI1969 2/23/2009 10:51PM

    I don't understand how the ads work other than they keep the site free. I konw if I see hungry children's networks commercials, I feel bad. But we shouldn't feel bad. The time we should feel a twinge of guilt is when we eat 3 or 4 sandwiches all at once or when we eat an entire bag of cookies etc. We were put in different places and you and I are fortunate enough to live in places where food is easily accessible. Maybe just take it as a sign of what can happen if you go overboard the other way and DON'T eat. Try and find the balance between the WANT and the NEED to eat.

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KARIN:) 2/23/2009 6:30PM

   
As far as pictures of hungry children on spark. When I see starving children it just makes me want to clean my plate. I grew up in a house where we didn't have enough food for us most of the time. So when we ate nothing was thrown away. We had to clean our plates. When there was food in the house we ate it fast. Any-way lots of issues I am sure we don't want to get into right now. :)

On a different note. The rain is such a downer. When I am feeling sad/depressed/anxious I feel hunger pangs too. You are doing a great job and you can get through these rough moments. Do you have a list of things to do that you cannot do while eating? Pull that list out and do one of them. I like to brush my teeth or drink a large glass of water. (but I know how you feel about water) :) Maybe chew some gum?

Karin :)


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VEGEFARMER 2/23/2009 12:08AM

    Everything will be alright.
Some days are hungry ones and you are doing really well.
Stay positive & focused.
Hugs

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HOPEISHAPPENING 2/22/2009 5:22PM

    Pictures of hungry children make me want to eat.If I look at hungry people I feel hungry.Sorry, for me its the opposite.Pictures of fat people make me want to stop eating.Pictures of size 14 models make me happy.

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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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