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Operation Go Me

Friday, August 05, 2011

I read someone's blog recently about a cheating hubby and it put me in a dark frame of mind. While I did not get cheated on per say, I did have that sense of loss and betrayal. It's behind me now, and it happened over a year ago, and I was very vocal about the situation and how I would not tolerate that kind of thing in our marriage. I sometimes can't help but think about how it impacted me, and still does, despite time healing wounds to some extent.

I can't control how someone else acts. I can only control myself and my reaction to what happens. I look to the serenity prayer and there is wisdom in those words. God, grant me the serenity. That is not easy to come by: serenity. But, I found it. And you know where I found it? On a bike, in the middle of an interval. In a place where I was absolutely busting my rump and giving it all I had and thensome to push through. Sure, I wanted to stop but I dug in deep and pedaled on. In that moment, (yesterday), I knew I absolutely have all of the strength in me I need to do anything I want.

Operation Go Me is born.

I am celebrating myself for all of my achievements: big and small. In fact, there is no small achievement. They are all good.

I put up a new set of numbers identifying our address. They look good! The old numbers were falling down and as any fireman will tell you, if they can't find your address, they can't find you. This has been on the hubby's to do list, and while he did make an effort, they still fell down. I did my own thing today and voila! GO ME!

I mailed a letter to a sick friend. Go Me! (keeping the post office in biz one letter at a t time!)

Watched my DVR'ed Shark week specials: Go Me!

Did some Wii Country Dance: Go Me!

Sparked: Go Me

Well I think you get the picture. Do not let another person, place or thing set your self worth. That is up to you.

It's up to you to say: Go Me!


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LBEEKMA 8/7/2011 12:35AM

    You are so right. We have to celebrate ourselves! Go YOU!

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GEORGIA_KAY 8/6/2011 1:29PM

    Marsha, you nailed it with this blog. YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF YOUR OWN FATE. We all are. Loved this blog, love your attitude, and LOVE where you're heading with this stuff...to success!!

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    WONDERFUL!!! You are a ROCKSTAR, and I am so proud of you for your attitude! emoticon emoticon

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MAMASHAWN 8/6/2011 8:26AM

    Go Mickey!
You've found your strength. emoticon

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MADKAPKID 8/6/2011 7:42AM

    Great blog.....I like the "GO ME" attitude.... I think we can all use a little of that "GO ME" spirit. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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PEPPERLEAH 8/5/2011 11:19PM

    Go you! AWESOME blog!

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SHAWFAN 8/5/2011 8:23PM

    Thank you for the reminder to cheer yourself on. I'm woefully poor in this area. But I will start looking at the good things I do and get into the spirit of cheering my accomplishments.
Thanks for your uplifting blog! emoticon emoticon

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PARKERB2 8/5/2011 5:36PM

    I'm still working on this even at my age. Hopefully I can get it all together pretty soon as I sometimes don't even realize I'm letting someone eles views or ideas or whatever determine how I feel or what I do. It's an ongoing process and each time you take steps to do this, you are GOING. Thanks MickeyMax for a good blog and reminder for me to contine this.

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KIKI0531 8/5/2011 5:07PM

    What a great blog !! Just like I am always telling myself its the small changes that add up to a big difference. So when I decide to eat chips now I have a SINGLE serving not a half a bag ... GO ME !!

Thanks for this today !!

Have a great weekend. emoticon

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SARAWALKS 8/5/2011 4:54PM

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MUGGLE_MOM 8/5/2011 4:41PM

    Absolutely Go MickeyMax!

You are a rockstar! There is absolutely no doubt.

I am sorry that you were feeling low about something that happened 'before'. I knew you during that time, and it broke my heart to see you in pain. I am so proud and impressed that you found that 'place of serenity' on the bike. What an amazing gift to give yourself. I am glad that you wrote it down, so you can remember that 'Wheeeee' feeling when you need it. Whether it be the calm inner peace, or the 'OMG, I can do anything' feeling, you know where to find it, what it takes to get there and that you are, at any given moment, completely capable of achieving it.

Go MickeyMax!!!!!

You are absolutely right --Do not let another person, place or thing set your self worth. That is up to you. ---

Keep Moving Forward Rockstar!!!!


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8 Times Over

Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's simple.

All I have to do is lose 25 pounds.

Eight times in a row.

Then, I will be golden.

Not saying it is easy, but it does seem less daunting then saying I want to lose 200 lbs. :)

Have a great day, Sparkies!

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GEORGIA_KAY 8/6/2011 1:26PM

    That's how I'm looking at it too. I scoffed at first--as if I really could lose sight of the bigger (and I do mean bigger) picture by breaking it down into increments instead of just saying the entire amount of weight I need to lose.

But....amazingly enough, it works. It somehow really and truly makes it all seem so much more manageable. Don't ask me how. lol

25 pounds is all.

(at a time, but hey--who's counting?)

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MZMELISSA2007 8/2/2011 12:53PM

    That is awesome! I never thought about it that way! Great idea! Doesn't sound as depressing lol.

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    I lost 150 pounds the same way! emoticon

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CIVIAV 8/1/2011 6:18PM

    And you absolutely can do it, just like you said it!

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MUGGLE_MOM 8/1/2011 5:31PM

    That's exactly how to look at it. I have a friend who couldn't dream of losing 145 pounds so she lost 5 pounds 29 times. You Can Do It!!!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/31/2011 2:19PM

    I like it... set your rewards for those smaller steps... 25 pounds in and of itself is an awesome goal. One thing at a time, you can do this!


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BESTSUSIEYET 7/31/2011 12:15PM

    Breaking it into small chunks is wise! Go for it!

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    Oh, and you know what? You are going to DO it! Twenty-five pounds at a time makes it such a reality! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MADKAPKID 7/31/2011 12:06AM

    I like your attitude. And...ya know, breaking it down into the 8 times in a row....makes it sounds doable. HUH? LOL Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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SHAWFAN 7/30/2011 8:32PM

    emoticonStart with short term goals, like saying you want to lose 10lbs, and work from there. Don't look too far ahead. Start small. Change one thing at a time. That's how I did it. I used to drink soda, I changed that to drinking water. Now water and skim milk are all that I drink. Once you change one bad habit to a good habit, change another. Short term goals are the key. Like Spark Streaks. emoticon emoticon

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Just Turn Around

Friday, July 29, 2011

Turning around things is easier than you think. It is easy to get so overwhelmed at times, that you get ready to throw in the towel, and think you are never going to be able to do it.


All you need to do is an about face, and take one step in the right direction. That's it. Just put one foot in front of the other (like Kris Kringle) and just go.

That's how it happens for all of us. We all struggle from time to time. The victory is not in the being perfect, it is from getting up from when you have fallen down again. There is no bed of roses waiting. It is all in the journey. The journey can be full of thorns and missteps, and do-overs, but it is all okay. Just start over and go from there.

I challenged myself this week to do something different. Something I never ever thought I could do. And I did. I waved the white flag. I surrendered and did the once unthinkable thing for me.

I asked for help.

And you know what happened? I got it.

Just what I needed. A fresh perspective.

A perspective that made me stop and say, Yeah, I can do this and I am perfectly capable of having the victory myself.

Yes, I am capable.

Yes, I have fallen, (but I have gotten back up.)

Yes, I am exercising.

Yes, I am keeping my sugar under control.

Yes, I am losing.

And I am doing it one step at a time.

If I can do it, so can you. There is room for all of us in the winners' circle.

Hope to see you there.

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GEORGIA_KAY 8/6/2011 1:32PM

    You're doing all the right things to make your dreams a reality! Love this blog :)

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MUGGLE_MOM 8/1/2011 5:33PM

    Great blog! You have such great insight.
Keep up the awesomeness. I love your open mind and your perspective. You can do this!!!!

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PEPPERLEAH 7/31/2011 10:03AM

    What a wonderful blog! So true that we can all get back up and start again. I love this blog!

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SUZWARNR 7/30/2011 6:33AM

    Nice blog. Great job for heading back in the right direction.

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    I'm on my way! emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 7/29/2011 9:58PM

    Me, too, Mar...me, too!
Hugs, Di

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WINTERSMAGIC29 7/29/2011 9:35PM

    Oh i love that song from Santa Clause is coming to town! And you're right!
I've always struggled with asking for help and i'm glad you asked for help!

Sounds like you've had an ah ha moment! Keep it up! I've been struggling a great deal lately and I'm working towards turning things around!

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Three Best Tips,....please

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

OK, I am struggling here, mostly because the scale keeps going up. I know why: I AM EATING TOO MUCH, and frequently TOO MUCH of the wrong thing. In some ways, my head is in a good place, but I am easily derailed, and distracted and wonder WTF is going to happen next. I am losing my grounding. My blood sugar is good, in fact, better than ever, but not only is my weight a problem, I am now the highest I have ever been in recorded history. (That, of course means, I had many days of never setting foot near a scale, so who really knows.)


Please share your 3 best tips with me for getting IT done!

This is not the time to hold back, ... if you want to give me your version of shaken Mickey syndrome, then do it. Sometimes, we all need a kick in the pants. This is my time.

T H A N K Y O U !!!

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    1) Watch Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead (linked on my blog)
2) Plan a menu of veggies for a week for lunch, and a menu of veggies for a week for dinner. Only buy the ones you like.
3) Buy them, and prep them ahead, and if applicable cook them ahead. Then you only need to warm them up.

You really drop the weight. But this will be especially beneficial for you as a diabetic.

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KIKI0531 8/1/2011 11:30AM

    (1) Start off with just setting yourself at least 15 minutes a day to exert your body (your choice - if your just beginning try the Spark DVD's or Leslie Sansone - I did these when first starting out).

(2) Have a bottle of water with you at all times and drink. I have 1.5 liter bottles that I know I want to drink at least 2 of throughout the day .. and if I drink more than thats even better !!

(3) Hardest one, but really made a difference in me losing once I stuck to it. I do not eat anything after dinner (only water) - my dinner is usually around 630. Kitchen is closed. Once I started this I really noticed the loss. Takes about 2 weeks or so to get used to AND YES, I slipped up on occasions.

You can't be perfect. Just move more, drink more (water), and make better food choices.

Good Luck. I will be checking on you !!

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 7/28/2011 6:23PM

    First, good for you for not giving up. I know how tough this is. But you can do it!

1. Weigh and measure everything, even if you're eating beyond your calorie range! I use a digital scale that weighs to the gram.

2. I could be wrong here, but I'm guessing you're eating too many carbs. Try to kick as much bread, pasta, and rice out of your diet as you can. Get your fiber with more freggies.

3. The two weeks are the hardest. Nothing breeds success like success. Gain and acknowledge your victories, no matter how small. Don't be shy to blog them.

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DOMINICKSMOM05 7/28/2011 1:09PM

  Here are mine-
1. eat fresh as much as possible- for me if it is processed or prepackaged the sodium kills what I have done on the scale! So just try it for one week- buy everything fresh and see what happens- you will see lower numbers and feel better.
2. Decide your food the night before- pack it into your six small meals ( I can only average about 300 per meal and 100 per snack now but everyone is different) Get yourself a cool lunch bag that you like- throw in a frozen pack- take it everywhere and only eat what is in the bag!!!!
3. Water water water. I only have water- if i am getting stressed or loosing I have a small cup of coffee (splenda and sugar free flavoring) Once I start with the soda my whole day seems to go down hill even if it is diet soda- the bubble make me feel bloated and that leads me to bad choices.
Here is what I would do- write all of these things in a journal- or at least the ones that you think will work for you. Then choose one each week to try. If you see the numbers go down and you feel good then keep it. Each week add a new healthy choice. It is manageable in these small steps and you can keep it up for life that way!

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MOTIVEDME 7/28/2011 12:11PM

    Don't Weight Yourself Everyday Pick One Day Out Of The Week To Do Your Last Weigh in Of The Weeek And Begging Of The Week As A sTARTING wEIGH iN fOR The Week! Cause If You Keep Weighing Yourself Then Your Weigh Would Keep Going Up Or Down And It Will Make Your Self Esteem Feel Depressing. IHave a Filter Water Bottle I Guess I Can Put Lemon In It To Right? i Workout At Home And Listen To Good Music Along With It To Be More Motivated To Do It. And Eat Lots Of Fruits And Veggies. Stay Away From Junk And Faten Foods And Sweets !

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NEHITA 7/28/2011 12:02PM

    my 3 tips would be:

get a good water bottle to carry with you at all time and keep it filled with water, I like mine with a splash of lemon juice because it helps cleans toxins out of your body

walking, either with music you like or just the sounds of nature

have a positive attitude even when you mess up, because you are going to mess up - no one is perfect except God, so we are going to mess up, but its your choice to get back up and dust yourself off and get back on track and also remember WHY you need this and WHY you decided to do this

So, much success to you and I'm here for support.

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 7/27/2011 6:36PM

    I decided to share 3 blogs that might be helpful. I've been struggling myself so I've done a little soul searching. I hope these help some.

1. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p

2. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p

3. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p

I KNOW you will get this! Your heart and mind are READY!!!!! Thanks for opening up and allowing others to speak into your life! I can tell you're a dear person!!!!!!

Huge hugs, Susan

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KSERRANO67 7/27/2011 6:18PM

    I think I am going to just repeat what has already been said, but here it goes:
#1: Track/measure/weigh everything....yes everything. Don't fool yourself into thinking that one little piece of cracker or scoop of peanut butter does not count. Believe my giggling thighs, it ALL counts.

#2: Stay within recommended calorie range. No exceptions.

#3: H2o! At least 8 glasses a day.

#4: Get the body moving...something, 5-6 times a week...anywhere from 10-45 mins/day.

You can do this. You can do this!

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BESTSUSIEYET 7/27/2011 5:05PM

    MOVE for 10 min first thing every morning. It can be walking, squats, marching in place, bicep curls, wall push ups ... Mix it up, but do it before you do anything else. Gets your mind and body into the "I've decided to make healthy choices today" mode.

Eat a small breakfast, with protein

Plan your foods for the day to stay within your range, planning in small snack mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and evening (if that's a hard time for you), track them, and then eat that! Not anything else. (If you do eat something else, track it. Don't lie to yourself that those little bites didn't count!)

Ok, i know this is #4 --but I also think that finding new Spark recipes to try helped me a great deal. The thoughts of food were geared to new, healthy options, and we found so many thing we like! Trying to eat the same things as in the unhealthy days, but in smaller portions, just didn't work for me. I had too much memory of large portions of those unhealthy foods. I honestly did not struggle with physical hunger when I ate the right things, in the right amounts, spaced throughout my day.

I remember when YOU sent me a message inviting me to the Quick Fire team. That meant a lot! And working in those small amounts of Fitness Minutes was very helpful in me reaching my goal! God Bless You, friend!


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CAPERGRRL 7/27/2011 4:23PM

    1. Track EVERYTHING! Track before you eat something. That will keep you very aware of where you are at for the day.
2. Make GOALS! It's important, it make's you accountable to yourself.
3. Think positively, it will do wonders for your motivation!


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PARKERB2 7/27/2011 2:52PM

    1. Track, Track, Track.
2. Drink, Drink, Drink
3. Move, Move, Move emoticon

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MOJAVEMAMA 7/27/2011 12:19PM

    Start small. Everytime I have tried to come back to SP I gave up because I wasn't hitting my goals. The fact was that my goals were not realistic.

Then I cahnge my strategy by setting am achievable goal each day. This time around my first goal was to drink 8 glasses of water a day. Then, it was to blog on SP at least once a day. Third goal exercise 10 mins per day. As I achieved each of these goals, I move on to new ones. When I quit focusing on the weight and focused on my goals, I started to see the weight come off again.

You can do this!!! You have a alot of spark friends supporting you.

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MAMADWARF 7/27/2011 11:05AM


y, it is just deciding.
Decide you WANT to
Decide you are worth it
Decide your meals in advance
Decide you are going for a walk (even if it is 5 minutes)
Take it one day (or hour or meal) at a time.
Just dont quit.

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CHANGE_4_ME 7/27/2011 10:55AM

    1. Start a food journal. Log your food, the time you ate and your feelings at the time, if neccessary. I know it sounds like alot but I actually do it in a 5x8 calendar/planner that has the months and weeks. If it'll help I'll try to get a picture of it online.

2. Read "This is why you're fat" by Jackie Warner. It has some really good info in there and exercise models. Or anything else that can keep you inspired on the daily. You can do this!

3. Have a buddy you have to report to. I have struggled with this. Yesterday I had a new Spark friend agree to do that for me. I knew she'd be expecting to hear something from me today so I actually made it out the door to walk yesterday. I will gladly do it for you.

4. Water! As much as you can stand to drink. Add a little lemon juice. It's supposed to be a natural diurectic. I have started doing this one just recently. I can remember when I'm home most of the time. So I'm working on it. Drink Water.

Good Luck Girl! One mistake does not ruin a whole day. Don't let it become a domino. Hang in there!

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TREASURINGLIFE 7/27/2011 10:42AM

    Weigh/measure/track everything you put in your mouth - no matter what!

Stay within your calorie range - no matter what!

Drink at least 64 ounces of water every single day - no matter what!

Do those things and you absolutely WILL lose weight. Period. :)

- Michelle

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 7/27/2011 10:25AM

    Three tips huh?

For me, it is all about one tip. Make one good choice. Sounds so simple but that one good choice almost always leads to a second. Once you make the second the third is around the corner right, because why blow it now.

My good choice always starts with getting up and putting on my work out cloths. Even if it means I have to get up at 4am because I have an early meeting and since I hate HATE HATE to work out, so why eat the candy bar when I am feeling so good about getting the work out in.

Hope that helps!

Terri =)

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CMA444 7/27/2011 10:14AM

    I know where you are coming from. Here are my tips. I hope they help you!

1. Log all your food. Regardless if you stayed within your calorie range.
2. Eat as many natural foods (fruits, veggies, whole graines, lean meats, etc) as possible.
3. Don't deprive yourself. If you cut out something completely then you will want it more.
4. Exercise can be your friend. Start easy. Walking is a terrific exercise. As your endurance gets better you can try other things. Find things that you like to do and that are easy to fit in your life.
5. Be realistic with your goals. You aren't going to lose 100 lbs in a month.
6. I think this is the most important one. Figure out what is causing your eating and confront it. There are lots of sparkteams for emotional and stress eating. Maybe look into Overeaters Anonymous or something like that to help with what is really causing the overeating.

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SARAWALKS 7/27/2011 9:35AM

    You just want three? That's tough, lots of little changes have gone into this...

1 - walking or doing Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds DVDs every day, no matter what - but it took me a while to be consistent with this

2 - food logging - it makes you think & realize where you may be cheating yourself on a nutrient category you NEED, like fat or carbs. We need those guys, just in proportion.

3 - more veggies and fruits, less protein and starch, although I love steamed potatoes and have started hash browning them with no-cal spray-on oil. Great when you need a carb...

Above all, realize these are big changes and you can't make them consistent all of a sudden. I like the idea of "a focus a day" that someone mentioned.

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SLFRISBEY 7/27/2011 9:31AM

    I also have that problem. One thing I have noticed about myself is if I start the morning off right, I make better decisions all day. If I have something bad, like a McD's breakfast sandwich for breakfast, look out, it's all over. If I have oatmeal, I am much better with the following decisions. Not sure if that helps but it's my secret :)

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 7/27/2011 9:03AM

    1. Eat a healthy breakfast within 45 minutes of waking. Include 3 food groups, especially protein. It should be 300-400 calories, roughly. This one tip doubled my rate of weight loss.

2. Log all food! No matter what it is, no matter how you feel about having it documented, just do it. You will find patterns, and if you log before you eat it, you just might convince yourself it's not worth having.

3. Plan menus, but stay flexible. Prepare your foods ahead of time and have them with you at all times. If you are presented with a food situation (such as an unexpected lunch outing), try to keep your choices similar to what you already have. You'll be less likely to be tempted if you know you'll be wasting food you've already prepared.

Good luck!! Hope this helps you out.

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DOODIE59 7/27/2011 8:57AM

    Mickey, just don't quit.

As I have stalled out for three months ... I am not a shining example of discipline, but as I have said before -- weight not regained is a victory.

When I struggle, I give myself one rule a day and it can be different each day -- just so I stay connected to a system that works if I let it:)

One day it will be 8 glasses of water; another, adhering to the five fruit/veggie challenge. It might be a three-day dog walking commitment. ANYTHING, really, that keeps me aware of the "program" I need to be on. How about a five day run of creating a new Supper Salad for dinner each evening? Just thinking and planning for it each day might just help you "refocus" on what you need to do healthwise. There are so many delicious salads ... brown rice asian inspired salad w cashews, lime juice dressing black bean and corn salad -- one of our favourites and really refreshing.

Just remember you are doing this for YOU, and it is a good thing. Don't let the scales bully you into quitting -- look at what you've done to your blood sugar. There are many ways to measure the success of your efforts so far.

As my husband keeps reminding me, if you lost 25 pounds a year (and I've already lost 25), I'd be 100 lb lighter in 3 years. Is that not a victory? It doesn't have to be fast to be good ... you just have to keep trying:)

I wish you the very best, Mickey; if you'd like those two recipes, let me know and I'll try to get them to you.


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KEKEIKO 7/27/2011 8:56AM

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CIVIAV 7/27/2011 8:56AM

    Interesting, I am having difficulty coming up with suggestions of how to handle the eating end since that seems to be the issue.

Seems to me I don't have this worked out yet but that being said here are a couple of thoughts that I've used with some success.

First, commit to eat at the suggested calorie limit and then log everything. This simply helps with focus. Second, minimum 10 minutes of walking or exercise each day. This will help you ramp up activity.
Third, here are a couple of suggestions. I love to mix my foods but it seems to increase my desired portion sizes. If I keep them separate and only eat a food until I am satisfied I want less. This helped me be aware of where I was eating mindlessly. I don't do it now though.

Also, when I crave foods, I will picture myself eating them, FULLY. I revel in the virtual experience and it seems to help with the craving.

All this being said, I have the fitness end handled much better. The extent of my food work has been on portion awareness and working to find healthier foods in the mix. I don't really eat any fast food anymore after logging and seeing the impact it had on my intake of the various nutrients.

Hope this offers some 'food for thought'!

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HOAGIE22 7/27/2011 8:46AM

  "Git Er Done!!!"

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What Ever Happened To.....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Whoa. I just did a little clean up on my sparkpage, and inventoried (for lack of a better word) my friends. Some people have been MIA for months and I did not know it. I wonder if they got sidetracked, or overwhelmed, or didn't think it was working, or just gave up? I wonder. I would like to think that they stretched their wings and are soaring high overhead, completely cured of overeating, and now just exercise without putting another thought to it. Alas, if it were true, it would be lovely.

For me, I sustain myself with the support and encouragement of my Spark friends. I get as good as I give. I enjoy the camaraderie as well as the nudges to work a little harder or to pat myself on the back a little stronger.

I've had patches of roughness and bumps in the road, too, sparkfriends, but I am stronger for having you here with me. Thank you for all of the advice, kinship, and cheering you have done on my behalf as I inch closer to my goals.

Woo hoo!


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MUGGLE_MOM 8/1/2011 5:36PM

    I have to agree whole heartedly!
I can't imagine where I'd be without my Sparkies. Its so hard on this road, and my Sparkies make me realize that I'm not alone and that it can be done.

Hang Tough Mickey!

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    Ahh, the guilt in me forces me to raise my hand! emoticonI get so far behind when it comes to the social aspect of Sparking! This is a really good problem to have, I should think, because it shows me I am blessed with many friends! However, when I can't reciprocate the support I receive from my wonderful SparkFriends, it really doesn't seem fair at all! I hope you know that I appreciate you VERY much and am glad that we are friends! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BJWESTON70 7/27/2011 1:50PM

    Right back at ya Mickey!!

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TINYDANCER 7/27/2011 7:52AM

    I agree that spark love and encouragment means so much. we are all in this together. have a great day.

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SARAWALKS 7/26/2011 6:12PM

    You're welcome, Mickey, and the same to you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLUEINKPEN 7/26/2011 5:56PM


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KSERRANO67 7/26/2011 5:37PM

    It is so true about fellow Sparkies...funny, I was just thinking how awesome Sparkpeople is and how amazing that SOMETHING FINALLY WORKS!! You are so right on about giving back and encouraging others...it makes all the different when we build connections. I don't think I would have made it this far without all the support from my fellow Sparkies! Keep up the great work and we CAN do this!

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