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Walked Twice

Friday, February 19, 2010

Counting 2 fifteen-minute walks for me today. Returned a library book not overdue (strangely enough), and stopped at the bank for a few work supplies. That was really a 10 min walk, followed by a 5 min walk, and then the return trip was 15 mins. I am now renewing myself to add this in every day. I can so do this. I have already proved that to myself as I completed a half marathon in 2005. I just stopped creating success every day and let my motivation slip away. It's funny how I used to be comfortable in the doing phase, and I just quit it rather than keep it up. I am re-focusing on all of the positive behaviors that I used to do, and remember how good I felt when I did them. Happily, I have a very good memory! I just need to follow through every day and I will do it!!!

  
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MUGGLE_MOM 2/19/2010 11:21AM

    Wow! What a great day! And a great attitude!

I know that you can create success everyday! Keep up the great effort! Remember how great you feel today. Keep that memory somewhere and take it out whenever you need a pick me up.

I completely understand your concept of 'doing phase' and being comfy there once upon a time. How come its so easy to get 'uncomfy' there once you're there, but its so hard to get 'comfy' there again. Go figure. You know exactly what you need to do and are doing it. You Go Girl!!!!

You Rock!

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YESITSDEB 2/19/2010 10:57AM

    Well done. Every walk you take is showing that you made the choice to take care of you. You're right - YOU CAN DO IT! One day at a time and with the support of your SP friends. emoticon

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CALIFSHEWOLF 2/19/2010 9:30AM

    Having binged for two days over the weekend, I am fighting my way back to being in control and yesterday, I decided I needed to get out and walk. I am still breaking in a new titanium knee, so I haven't been very active for a little over a year. I did ten minutes on the elliptical first, then went for a one mile walk. My knees are sore this morning, but I feel terrific for having accomplished that walk. Good for you for re-focusing and getting back to what makes you feel good. Good luck in staying motivated and working toward your goals.
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In my Lunch Bag

Thursday, February 18, 2010

When it comes to eating when I am at work, I am much more of a grazer because I rarely leave my desk. In my lunch bag (coincidentally the same one I lit on fire this a.m.), I had the new tools to boost my success: cherry tomatoes, seedless grapes, craisins, banana, a clementine, plus a little bit of deli turkey, and string cheese. I do want to be a little more inventive in coming up with other combinations. My favorite afternoon snack at work is Special K (red berries) and skim or reduced fat milk (whatever they have in the store).

I'm into Day 3 of my WW (and day 2 of Sparkpeople) and so far I am still feeling strong. I got 2 10-minute walks in today and that is a great feeling to have done those. It is also not brutally cold, so that is a big benefit. Sweet!

I'm happy to hear other low maintenance tips for lunch at work. I don't really have easy access to a microwave, so no cook options are best for me. (or at least something that does not need re-heating).

Thanks!

  
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MUGGLE_MOM 2/18/2010 9:38PM

    Whooo Hoooo getting that walking in! You totally rock!!!!
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I send my kiddies pasta salad for lunch, you could snack on it if you had an interest. Its pasta (they like whole wheat tri color and Barilla Plus) any veggies that I can cut up (peppers, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, anything really), beans (they prefer black), low fat cheese, and reduced fat italian salad dressing. Mix and refrigerate. Also, how about egg whites stuffed with hummus or salsa? I'll keep thinking for you :-)

Keep that momentum going! You're doing awesome!
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YESITSDEB 2/18/2010 3:41PM

    what a nice looking lunch bag! If you look through some of the receipes on SP, I think you'll find some inspiring bag lunch ideas. One quick tip - when you want/need a sandwich, try using Sandwich Rounds instead of bread. They are also a great replacement for hamburger buns. Even make a great breakfast - I lightly toast on at home, spead a little peanut butter on 1/2 and slice a banana. Put it together and stick it in a baggie and I have a power breakfast when I'm ready at my desk. I tend to eat my breakfast around 9:00, so it works great.

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Dining Out Success

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Go me! I ignored the bread, dipped my fork into the salad dressing and ordered extra veggies on the side. I drank unsweetened iced tea and ate a piece of grilled salmon for my entrée. I am 2 days in to paying attention (again) to my life and what I eat and no longer ignoring how my choices affect the whole package.

I'm ending the day in a mood of feeling super proud of myself.

Woo hoo!

  
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MUGGLE_MOM 2/17/2010 9:11PM

    Great job! You rocked it!!! emoticon

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PEACHES_3954 2/17/2010 8:57PM

    Awesome job!! Keep up the good work emoticon

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