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Bagel Bypass

Monday, July 19, 2010

I planned on stopping for a bagel and cream cheese today but when I got to the counter to pay, I found myself holding a small box of Special K red berries and skim milk. How did that happen? emoticon

I will be doing a lot of walking today since I have a show to run --- forced walking. :) In the meantime, I am trying to get up at least every hour to move around a bit. I have a terrible habit of coming to work and then sitting down for the rest of the day. I need to break this habit!!!

Happy Monday, Sparkies!

  
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PARKERB2 7/20/2010 3:16PM

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TRAINER_T 7/19/2010 3:30PM

    Set your computer to tell you its been an hour.....it works!
Time just gets away I know I work at a desk all day too.

Or you can try one of my desk workouts here is the direct link for you:
http://www.youtube.com/trai
nertfitness#p/a/u/2/Wj60nM60PYs




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DATARN 7/19/2010 11:53AM

    Sitting and work seem to be the norm!! I have to make myself get up and move around too!! emoticon emoticon

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POOKAQUEEN 7/19/2010 10:48AM

    Yay and great choice for breakfast!
I have to make myself get up when I'm at work too. I get focused and lose track of how long I've been sitting until I try to get up and my knees are too stiff!
Have a great day and have fun with your -forced- walking!

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Step away from the cupcakes and no one gets hurt

Saturday, July 17, 2010

For lack of a better word, I fondled the cupcakes at the supermarket (with my eyes). I picked up the package and thought about it. Good sense won out and I am already feeling lighter.

I carry my spark friends with me wherever I go.

Here's looking at you, kids!

xox

  
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GROOVYCHICK9 7/18/2010 11:05PM

    You go girl! emoticon

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RHONDAHONDA2 7/18/2010 3:52PM

    thats awesome..willpower to you way to go emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIGGYB114 7/18/2010 12:53PM

  Good for you! You are strong enough to resist the call of the cupcake :) emoticon

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HICALGAL 7/18/2010 9:55AM

    i've been there myself! glad you came to your senses...;) U GO GIRLFRIEND!!!
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DJS-DEBBIE 7/18/2010 8:26AM

    Good for you!

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BELAFAN 7/17/2010 11:08PM

    Ya did good! emoticon

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2BTHEREALME 7/17/2010 10:28PM

    I know how you feel. These yummy Blueberry cream muffins were starring me down at the store last night. But I turned my head and got some blueberries.
emoticon Girl it better feeling lighter then feeling guilty :)

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KIYOSHI04 7/17/2010 10:24PM

    great job.

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MUGGLE_MOM 7/17/2010 10:00PM

    You Go Girl!!!!!

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POOKAQUEEN 7/17/2010 10:00PM

    Awesome! They are sooooo tempting, you are so strong! Good job!

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CONNIESUIT 7/17/2010 9:05PM

    I know how you feel. I sometimes find baked goods calling to me.

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HKSMPP 7/17/2010 8:46PM

  way to go!! just so you dont suffer or feel denied, im sending you a treat!

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KMICHA 7/17/2010 8:44PM

    Love it!!! Way to go! emoticon

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1STARVINGARTIST 7/17/2010 8:41PM

    Cupcakes are hard to resist. Good for you!
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BKGOOBERH 7/17/2010 8:36PM

    Good job!! It can be so hard to pass up those sweet treats! emoticon

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Inspiration is everywhere!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I ate beets today! I'm not saying that it is such a remarkable feat that there should be a parade down Main St. for me, but it felt like a significant moment at the salad bar. I also had tomatoes, spinach, grapes and a few chickpeas. There was some interlopers like croutons, and a little pasta salad, but mostly I was happy to have enjoyed some beets --- especially without dropping any onto me while I was eating. ha ha.

I got my car worked on at Firestone and it passed inspection. Sweet! They did recommend that I have the battery replaced, so I did, but when I went to pick up the car, I realized they left the lights on and the (new) battery was dead. Did I blow a gasket? No. I was totally in check. I wasn't "happy" but they re-replaced the battery while I waited and gave me a free oil change on a future visit. They made a mistake, but they were nice about it, and handled it quickly.

Last week my husband took his car into Midas, and they overfilled his oil tank, and while they corrected the problem (after he had it towed back there after white smoke was pouring out of his car), they did not apologize let alone offer a free service. I am a customer service manager too and it is moments like these that help show the difference between the way a situation should be handled and how it shouldn't. Glad my episode worked out a-ok.

I am feeling good. Hubby has gone out for a motorcycle ride. Vroom. It's nice to be able to chill for a bit with nothing too pressing. I do have things to do, and I'll do them later.

For now, spark on, sparkies! Have a beautiful day!

  
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POOKAQUEEN 7/17/2010 10:04PM

    Car troubles stress me out like crazy! I hate going to the mechanic! That's great that they handled it so well!
The salad bar sure sounds tasty, great choices!

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1STARVINGARTIST 7/17/2010 8:38PM

    You're doing great!
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CEASEFEAR 7/17/2010 5:51PM

    I liked your blog.

Do you see yourself as taking things in stride more now that you are following a program and accomplishing some goals? I was really becoming quite a touchy person until I started SP. Now I find myself taking things in stride...its almost uncanny.

Anyway, to read how you dealt with two very annoying problems...

Way to go.
And congrats on the beets.. I actually get that. LOL

take care of YOU

Carol aka ceasefear

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Beer and Tacos

Friday, July 16, 2010

It occurred me while driving home from work that my hubby would probably be a happy little camper if there was beer in the fridge. I abhor the parking lot of the place, but I went. I tucked my car into a far corner from the door and went in and carried it out. I was thinking of a quick and easy dinner for myself. I pass a little line-up of places including Taco Bell. I was thinking about what I would get and I was happily entrenched by those thoughts until suddenly I remembered my dimple (as referred to in today's earlier blog).

It was an about face. I even said it out loud in the car "I don't want to go to Taco Bell!" It's not that I could not find something to fit. I am pretty sure I could. I just thought about all the other choices I could make at home, and actually, right now, I am not even that hungry. I think it was the thought of the place.

As I said before, subtle changes. Taking better care of myself one step (and/or bite) at a time.

Woo hoo!

  
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HEALTHYASHLEY 7/19/2010 11:15AM

    Good for you! It can be hard to step away from the Taco Bell but it gets easier with each of your successes!

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    The dimple wins out! emoticon

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1STARVINGARTIST 7/16/2010 9:38PM

    Subtle changes will add up to big changes! Great job!
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GROOVYCHICK9 7/16/2010 8:56PM

    I am so proud of you. I know that even though there are grilled chicken sandwiches on the menu at mcdonalds or wendys, if I go I will get the double cheeseburgers instead. It takes a lot of guts to turn around and walk away. Good for you. I love your page by the way and the blogs are great. Keep up the good work. I know you can do this.



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Subtle changes

Friday, July 16, 2010

I'm smiling at myself in the mirror, enjoying the hint of a dimple returning. On Fridays, I like to stop at Panera Bread for a little end of the week chill time. This morning, I stopped but did not have a monstrous breakfast as I have had in the past. I ate a bagel with light cream cheese and coffee. It fits in perfectly well with my plan for the day. After I chowed down during a previous week, I could not believe how many calories I was taking in during that one sitting. I realized I was trying to quell panic and comfort myself. I have started unravelling myself one bite at a time. Asking myself many things? Why am I feeling angst? What could I do to make myself feel better? If I did feel better and have less angst, what would I eat?

Subtle changes are happening in me. I think of things in a positive way, and while I have always been an optimist, I am also using that same measurement stick on myself.

I was remembering the last time I lost a significant amount of weight and where I was in my life. I was very ease with myself then, after having a very honest and cathartic session with a guy who would become my personal trainer for a while. It was a big turning point for myself. I am back in the place of comfort with myself and it has naturally led me to more conscious efforts on behalf of myself. I am parking farther from the door. Those 300 extra steps add up.

My success is all laid out in front of me. I am fully confident of my success especially as I move forward one step at a time.

Wishing you all a very happy Friday!
Spark on, sparkies!!!

  
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1STARVINGARTIST 7/16/2010 9:36PM

    Great job! You will be successful!
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POOKAQUEEN 7/16/2010 7:26PM

    Great blog, fabulous insight!
That's fantastic that you are getting to the root of things like that. You will definitely be successful!

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MUGGLE_MOM 7/16/2010 4:14PM

    You Go Girl!!!!

I was with you when you were making those changes and I'll stick with you through this, your very last beginning. I am so excited for you.

Sending HUGE HUGS your way!!!!

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DIFROMWYOMING 7/16/2010 3:55PM

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NOMORE_MRFATGUY 7/16/2010 3:36PM

    You go girl!!!!

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/16/2010 3:24PM

    Keep it up, you are doing great!

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 7/16/2010 3:10PM

    emoticon Small changes, big impact!! You can do it!

Have a happy Friday yourself (sounds like you already are)!

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