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Day #8 of 100

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Today's recommendation is to tell people what you want to hear in regards to meeting your weight loss goals. For example, do you want people around you to say nothing at all. Do you want people to comment on your weight loss or your diet? For me, I like to hear that I look good, but I don't want comments on what I am eating. I don't mind if people ask me what I am doing. Then I can point them to this website. I have even offered to work out with various co-workers who wanted to know what I am doing to succeed..


"I can do it!" Day #7

Friday, December 31, 2010

I made it through the first week. Today’s goal is to become my own best cheerleader and to inspire myself. To be my own cheerleader I have to develop and regularly repeat positive affirmations.

“I can do it!”
“I can reach my goals!”
“I am completely determined to reach my Goals!”
“I can do anything that I set my mind too!”
“I am capable of accomplishing anything!”
“Others have lost weight and kept it off and so can I!”
“I am using Spark People a proven weight loss plan!”

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Protect Yourself Day #6

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Today’s goal is to develop habits to avoid situations that will cause over-eating. One way to put off eating in a group setting is to say “Not just yet, I’m going to wait a little while.” Most people will say Okay when you tell them this. Some people will try to sidetrack you from your healthy eating plan but stick to your commitments and you will reach your goals.

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Magic Notebook Day #5 of 100

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Today’s task is to create a magic notebook. The goal is to write down thoughts and more specifically to write down foods that you are craving and then to tell yourself that you are not going to have them now but that you can have them later and then you can anticipate them. Or maybe you will even decide that you no longer want them at a later time. I actually did this yesterday. There was an incredible looking chocolate cake at work and I told myself that if it was still there the next day then I could have some. I did have a small piece and it was just as good as it looked. I was glad that I waited because it kept me in my calorie ranges for both days. I don’t think that I will keep an actual “magic notebook” but the concept makes sense and it is something that I will keep in mind and see how much of a difference putting off something I desire but don’t need makes to my intake. I will make not of the biggest successes and failures in this blog.


Boundaries, Not Diets. Day #4 of 100

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Boundaries, Not Diets

While no one can live forever on a “diet” we all have to live within reasonable boundaries if we are going to have healthy bodies. We shouldn’t get our daily intake of calories from eating 5 snickers bars or two pints of ice cream and expect to be healthy or maybe even worse, eating healthy but then adding the 5 snickers bars or two pints of ice cream. We all know in our heads that these types of habits don’t work but translating them into something that we can live with for a life-time is the hard part. Today’s task involves making a chart that shows the “narrow road” with more strict guidelines required to lose weight and the “wider road” for maintenance both for a lifetime and when you feel the need to run your car right off the narrow road. For me the wider road is very curvy with lots of neat things to see along the way, but for the next 96 (currently day #4 of 100) days I am on the narrow road until I learn new and better habits.

Narrow Road

- Eat 1800-2000 calories a day
- Exercise 5-6 days a week
- Track my progress on Sparkpeople at least 6 days a week
- Hold myself accountable to my weight loss buddy
- Hold myself accountable in the in the 50lb weight loss team and the
Determination and Accountability team
- For the next 96 days work through the 100 days of weight loss book
- I can eat anything I want in reasonable portions

Wider Road

- Eat 1800-2400 calories a day
- Exercise 3-4 times a week
- Track my weight and exercise but not my diet on Sparkpeople
- No longer report to my weight loss buddy
- Not work through the 100 days of weight loss book
- Encourage others in the 50 lb weight loss team and the Determination and
Accountability team but not report on myself
- I can eat anything I want in reasonable portions


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