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Not Bad

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Well, the weight is starting to go at a more steady pace.
I think it's having oatmeal in the morning ...for some reason, I seem to drop weight when I eat steel cut oatmeal and fruit with almond milk for breakfast. I also have been adding chia seeds, OMG it's pretty good, and I believe it fills you up for longer.

The exercise is also coming along pretty well. I have been incorporating turbo sculpt into my normal cardio. I know that you can't just do cardio, so even this mild weight lifting has been a good step.

Why is it that I can fall into a good routine and look back and wonder HOW come I couldn't get back into it sooner. I wish I could figure out why I keep gaining and losing ...and why when I get out of the routine of eating healthy and exercising why can't I just jump back into it? Why will a year go by before the light switch clicks on and I am able to get it together and go into this health mode and DO it? What is the secret? If I could figure it out I wouldn't have this lifelong problem. Every time I lose the weight, I can stay in a healthy routine for a year once for FIVE years, but something slips someplace and I go back to my unhealthy ways although I know how bad I feel? I wish I knew how to flip the switch when I start going in the wrong direction. It's maddening!

  
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ORGANIC811LFRV 4/11/2012 8:49PM

    It's a matter of support. When we have home front support in being healthy and eating right it is much easier to do. When we don't we often won't. That is unless, like myself, it is a matter of a major health issue. That has been cleared up thanks to raw food, green smoothies, and now a juice feast.



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Slow Go

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I don't know why this weight has been coming off so slowly. I'm not going to let the scale get to me. I am going to stick it out anyway. I have been sugar and flour free for about 9 weeks ( I think). I just need to keep moving forward and not let the thing on my bathroom floor dictate how I feel or allow it to defeat me, which means giving up, giving in and binging. So for today, I got through a great day. I ate well, I exercised (Cardio and Weight Training) and I feel good. Now I need to step up the career a little more..ok a lot more!

  


So much to catch up on

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I think things are getting much better.
I have been sugar and flour free for about 9 weeks. I have not lost near the weight I think I should have lost but I'm doing ok, even if it is slow.
I lost my job, thank god. That total bitch was an abominable beast that was abusive to me on a daily basis. No wonder I was miserable with stress.
Although I am now doing freelance work, it is not enough to be considered earning a living in my book. I need to make a commitment to work at least as hard for myself as I did for that BEAST.
I have a lot to look forward to this year. This year we will buy a house. My daughter will get braces and we will plan her Bat Mitzvah. I love my husband, he is the absolute bar none best thing that has ever happened to me. I am so thankful that he is in my life...and he smells so good!

So on we go, even if it's slower than I would like...taking one baby step at a time and hoping this time, this is it!

  
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EUPHRATES 3/21/2012 12:15AM

    Tonight is my last night at MY soul-sucking job, yay for moving on!
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BUTTERFLYWINGZ 3/21/2012 12:01AM

    It sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for :) Good job in taking those steps. You are doing it!!!

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I feel sick...

Monday, February 07, 2011

and I need to "say" it out loud.
I have been eating poorly and I feel every minute of it.
I wake up feeling anxious and sick to my stomach and then I do it again.
So, I believe today is day one.
I have to believe it and I have to make a new start.
I cannot have another morning like this.
Feeling 'hung over' from eating sugar and processed crap.
I spent a year eating well, exercising and feeling good.
I have to remember how good that feels. No guilt, no shame and no ticking up on the scale and watching my clothes 'shrink'.
I need during this horrible stress I feel not to make myself worse 'medicating' with food, but make myself better by well, medicating with the right foods.
I can't do another day like this, so for today I am willing to try and make it through this day eating clean.
Then when I put my head on the pillow tonight, I can feel good.

  
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--MAY-- 2/9/2011 6:26PM

    Don't listen to the Little Devil on your shoulder who says you need this instead listen to the other good guy who says DON'T Listen to him!! You don't or want that remember how good you felt when you ate good, now for me to listen to my own advice, as i just stloe 2 pieces of DH's Choc.!! Geez, Thank the Lord tomorrow is another Day emoticon

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EUPHRATES 2/8/2011 2:16AM

    You can do this!
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EGR2BEME 2/7/2011 8:44PM

    I totally identify. I know the holidays and some stress at work gave me the excuse...now I am struggling as you are.

I hope you had a better day today...but if you did not for any reason, lets say "we can do it tomorrow" and we will.

It did feel so good...getting back into the flour and sugar for me...is the beginning...and I do not want it to be the end!

Do something nice for yourself...we are only human....these things do happen...that is why SPARK is such a big, successful website! You are no alone at all.

If we can help each other...checking in each day, I would welcome that.

All the best.

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EGR2BEME 2/7/2011 8:36PM

    I totally identify. I know the holidays and some stress at work gave me the excuse...now I am struggling as you are.

I hope you had a better day today...but if you did not for any reason, lets say "we can do it tomorrow" and we will.

It did feel so good...getting back into the flour and sugar for me...is the beginning...and I do not want it to be the end!

Do something nice for yourself...we are only human....these things do happen...that is why SPARK is such a big, successful website! You are no alone at all.

If we can help each other...checking in each day, I would welcome that.

All the best.

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KAT573 2/7/2011 12:06PM

    Medicating with food caught my eye; whenever we 'ab-USE' something, it is being USED to avoid something else. Prayers your way that you can take the time to sit and listen to what that is....and in defining it, begin to see real solutions!
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MEADSBAY 2/7/2011 10:12AM

    One day, one hour at a time, if need be.
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NIKKIWOOD 2/7/2011 7:40AM

    I feel your pain too... Crappy eating brings me down!!

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KENDALL7261 2/7/2011 7:09AM

    I understand your blog completely. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a magic potion.
Good luck my friend.
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Sliding!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I feel like I'm sliding back. Got in the exercise today. Missed yesterday due to Jewish Holidays and fasting. But I just can't seem to get in my three days a week. I also need to tighten up the food stuff. Just stressed out from school, work, kids...need to pull it together. At least school will be done in Dec...but then in come the bills!
On a good note, at least I am somewhat tracking my food again. I need to do this.

  
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PATTYOMALLEY 9/19/2010 8:19PM

    I know what you mean, trying to fit in your own schedule (for fitness, taking care of yourself, or otherwise!) when life is so busy around you.

I found that by doing something as easy as getting and wearing a pedometer, I have become more aware of , and able to track my steps. In general, this has made me very conscious of moving more during the day, and at every opportunity.

When I am in class, and there is a 10-15 min break, I take the opportunity to walk around the outside of the building. I can make it once or twice, depending if I need the bathroom break !! I walk at lunch too, and keep it on at home. At home, knowing I am tracking steps is giving me reason to take 2 trips up and down the stairs with laundry. Also- I was surprised the other day to see how many steps I added to my day by doing groceries, and parking further from the store.

So, even if you cannot find the time for 'organized' exercise, try to add a pedometer, and see how those steps can add up one at a time. Moving is important, and tracking is a way to let us know how we're doing.

We're here to support you, all the way! You can do this :)

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UNIQUELYBETH 9/19/2010 2:49PM

    You can do it! I'm rooting you on! emoticon emoticon

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