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Krystal Burgers and Hell

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I feel like there is a special place in hell for people who warm up Krystal Burgers in the house when I'm starving and haven't eaten dinner yet. It's the same hell that the people who eat Chips and Dip at 9'Oclock at night go. It's owned by the NABISCO/OREO franchise and my husband is the manager... See him for your corner.

Yes, I know I can't change the dude, and I love him to pieces but good lord, he can be so frustrating.

This man has no concept of dieting or eating properly. Then I realized when I was thinking this, my reality isn't his. His head isn't even wired like mine. He's never been over weight, period. It's just an alien concept to his widdle noggin.

Finally I explained to him that while I don't expect him to change his habits of munching for 3 hours after dinner, he'll need to do it away from me. It's just plain torture for him to munch a bag of chips (which I avoid like the plague), in a time where my stomach is empty and could snarf up the whole bag in short order. Each crunch sounds like music (grin). Then I'm resolved to go find an apple or other acceptable thing to fill the empty spot. Just ain't the same. Ya know what I mean???

We're blessed to have two separate living/den rooms with TVs. I call his the man cave. So, he's agreed to go munch his way through the Dorito Bag in that room. Now, if we can solve the battle of the TV volume, we're going to make it...

All that griping aside, He's a great guy. He just doesn't understand where I'm at right now and I'm trying to share it with him and not do it, "beet faced yelling".
He's catching on. And he is so much more supportive than he use to be. He knows I really want to get off some weight to feel physically well. Not to win some beauty award or praise of others. I just want to FEEL GOOD again and not die a slow painful death within a coat of fat.

OK.... I'm done venting and I'll always VENT so get use to it.

And if any man is out there reading this and you do that to your wife.. Remember that special Hell. }:-)

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MINORCANLDY 6/24/2010 2:36PM

    Thank you guys.. You are always such sweeties and make me feel like someone is out there listning. ((Hugs)) Gin

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CRBSMITH1968 6/24/2010 8:28AM

    my hubs is rail thin too. a bit maddening is what it is! great post.

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GRITS46 6/23/2010 5:47PM

    This has to be one of the funniest, best written, absolutely truthful blogs I have ever read!!!! Fortunately, my razor thin husband is diabetic and has to avoid those munchies too. BUT we do keep things like dark chocolate around for him in case of a sugar low -- I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT -- I buy it for him, but I know I can't eat it, not now. Thanks for teaching me how to deal with it -- VENTING ON SP! LOL!

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/23/2010 5:02PM

    This made me smile. Oh, how true. And a great sense of humor.

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2BEATIT1 6/23/2010 4:42PM

    Perhaps if you do the shopping, you can bring in healthy snacks and leave the potatoe chips in the stores. lol.
Wish you all the best.

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    WTG on getting a grip on yourself.

I guess part of this lifestyle change is learning to ignore the impossible.

You can do it!

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MARTY19 6/23/2010 3:07PM

    I hate people like that and there are some women like that too. One wiff of the chips and I can feel my middle expanding. Life is so good sometimes. LOL!


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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I had an "Ah Ha" moment...

Looking at the show "Ruby" I felt like I knew her... I was her. Every tear struggle and battle she'd fought, I fought. Watching her take off so much weight made me feel like such a putz for not keeping up my good effort.

If Ruby can do it.. I can too. Shut up ... Get UP and Do it.

Thank You Ruby.. I love you :)

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MINORCANLDY 6/22/2010 5:47PM

    Hi Marty! Well, we'll just jump on this and get it done ! ;)

Good to see you too...

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MARTY19 6/22/2010 4:34PM

    I'm so glad to see that you are posting again. I have missed you. I have never seen Ruby but I know that I had medical problems and gained 10 pounds and didn't do anything about it from March until now. So I'm with you fully on the bandwagon and committed to makuing this work again for me. Going backward is not an option.
I'll be right here cheering you on.


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Life As I know it

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ever Lose Hope? Oh .. I did. Tail Spins happen and it happened to me (again).

While sick I lost hope that I'd feel better ever, not need injections, and stop taking a bunch of pills. I was doing so well too... I lost focus after I went back to work writing and doing other things. Along with tailspins, which I'm good at; evidently I'm not good at Juggling...

So, I'm starting over again! Honestly I began the 1st of June to get my mind and body back in gear. My one effort in doing this whole thing is to FEEL BETTER! ... It's been a really busy year (so far), then one in which I've battled being very sick.

I've lost 10 pounds and feel committed to continuing, but my focus now isn't "Hey when will this crap be over with"? It's that I FEEL GOOD period.

With Arthritis, carrying around extra weight isn't good and I'm determined to get off the weight that has plagued me. And I can't remember exactly when I began hearing about weight loss but I do know I remember dieting when I was in 3rd grade.... Third Grade! Yep, it's time to get off this ride.

Really I need to adapt once I take off weight. I really suck at maintenance. When I get to where I want to be then the challenge comes in keeping it off. The reason is simple. Tactics for taking off weight are different than maintaining. When you finally get committed to weigh loss you hit his "high" where such a resolution feels so strong and it will stay strong if you nourish it and work with it. Now... After the battle is over and the Armour comes off, it's NAKED time and you are defenseless. Yes, what you have learned is awesome but it's geared more for taking off weight.

Here on this side of the journey you learn again how to manage FOOD where before you avoided certain things or just didn't eat them at all. Keeping on top of the whole
juggling thing is where I fall short. After I get off the weight loss Energy Journey I feel bewildered without that momentum and drive pushing me on.

It's sort of hard to explain what I mean, but I know... I don't want to fall flat again and gain back 100 pounds. I really don't.

OK... Back in the saddle :)


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MINORCANLDY 6/22/2010 1:14PM

    :o) Yes Omi.....
"Kick your rump Ommm" Gotcha...

Hi BeatIt :)
I agree with you.. I do need to think of a maintenance plan of attack though! :)
Actually that sounds sort of fun... Thank you for the support!

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LIFES*2*SHORT 6/22/2010 12:34PM

  You KNOW that I will be here to help you (whip you) keep on track! :O)

Loves ya... Naomi

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2BEATIT1 6/22/2010 12:31PM

I can certainly relate to your situation. For over 40 years I have been on the weight roller coaster. It took me getting really sick with nerve pain and severe back pain for a wake up call. Thankfully I have a friend on SP and we decided to do the journey together and to support one another.
So far I am accomplishing my goals but I also know when I get to the maintenance stage (1 year from now), I will have to work at it.
I have picked as my motto for this journey a Scripture verse from Philippians 4:13 "I can do ALL THINGS through CHRIST who strengthens me.
All the best on your journey and thanks for sharing this blog. emoticon emoticon

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Living Life

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Real Life On a Journey...

Ya know, what derailed me in years past was my inability to cope with real life challenges and manage my weight. I had begun viewing my success as a person relevant to how much I weighed (I know I'm not alone here). When I'd gain a few pounds instead of knuckling down and getting myself back in control, I'd just get depressed and bleak and eat my way up to another few pounds... I did try to rally a few times, but got frustrated because I didn't know how to manage this very well. I'd quit and go back to my old eating habits. So a battle of gain... fight to lose it back... over and over and over and over kept biting me in the rump.

Living in the real world where real food existed and where I had to resist was my moot point...

So, after losing 98 pounds on WW I slowly gained it all back and then some.

This time, what I really wanted to accomplish was to be in the same situation and not fall backward into old habits. We still have to function in a world where we are out shopping, starving and have to feed ourselves. Often times the situations aren't conducive to "clean eating" (healthy good for you food). Honestly no matter how hard one tries to find "clean food", it's almost defeating in some areas to find. Oh! That's unless you pack your own salad dressings, and eat veggies (oh scrumptious).
Sorry that's not living in a real world either... That would work only partly. I've tried successfully a few times. How much salad can one really eat??? (cough)...

My ideal MC Donalds would have a 98% Fat Free grilled meat section with steamed veggies to go and a nice fruit compote sweetened with spenda and poured over a .25 c baking mix dumpling (170 calories for the desert). How about that for a FAT make over McDonalds???? Those folks are going to go broke unless they get with the program and lean up their quinine (grin).

Oh crud, I got off track! OK, back to the main idea here..... REAL LIFE!

So, I lost 35 pounds... then the wonderful Holidays hit and I made a deal with myself that FIVE pounds was permissible as long as I got back with the program and lost it after the Christmas Fruitcake was gone. (Remember it is real life and fruitcake does exist as well as cookies, cake and gummy bears....) Resisting all the yummy things in life is possible yes, but are we happy doing that 100% all the time? HECK NO! But, we'd not admit it. Would we?

I've been trying to manage that weight loss and still live a life of control and maintenance. I've done pretty well, but not"awesome". Sort of like riding a bike, you just have to fall a few times and get back on.

I gained 8 pounds total over the holidays and it's been a bear to get off! Mostly because I started working again and began taking some classes right after the holidays. So, my environment changes and how I deal with "the real world" (TRW) had to alter as well. New environments and new habits in life also change how you manage weight loss.

Right now I'm trying to learn how to eat and stay under 200 lbs. I think I about have that down. I know what to do to live here now at 196.

What my objective is - Learning how to maintain at 170.

Will I go want to keep going afterward? ... I don't know. Not likely though.

Anyhow, I did want to catch you guys up with what's going on...

I still love you guys and have really needed the support and care shown through the last 10 months. Thank you sssssssssssssssssssssso much!

Hugs Mino

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CAROL_ 7/19/2009 2:06PM

    It's so nice to see you post a blog, I was wondering about you. Even if you're not losing we still need you!

EVERYTHING you wrote is EXACTLY for me the crux of the matter; I can lose and gain it all back and have done so many times, never building muscle inbetween, so I just added more and more fat percentage.

EVERYTHING you wrote about is also exactly what Lifestyle Changes are about! To stop the cycle, to gain the coping mechanisms to keep it off, to LEARN how to live HEALTHY, for long-term weight management. Yep, dealing with stress and time management are crucial Lifestyle Changes.

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FAIRYDANCER1 1/18/2009 9:52PM

    Hey Mino. I have missed seeing you. Keep at it, you will be back on track in no time at all. Remember consistency is key and YOU can DO this, I just know you can. You are gonna shine in 2009, right??!!!!


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HUGGERS1 1/18/2009 5:14PM

    I totally understand the battle with TRL. I gained 6 pounds and while I think I am losing it, I am gaining muscle. My fat percentage has gone down even though my weight is rocky. We can only do what we can.

I got a new scale and it shows I weigh 10 pounds heavier than my old one. It is quite depressing honestly.

I know that it is just a number and I truly am doing the right things but just that one thing made me sad. I guess that some days we aren't very rational.

I am glad you are on track and you are still in ONEDERLAND and I know that is a great feeling. I know you are going to enjoy 170 and possibly 160. WHO KNOWS what is in store. I just know that it will be great for you.

I wish you great luck with your job and the classes. I know you can do this.
hugs back at ya

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LIFES*2*SHORT 1/18/2009 3:34PM

  I think that blog describes MANY of us! I HATE losing the same 10 lbs over... and over... and over... and OVER! It really sucks! BUT.... onward and forward, right? I'm happy to hear from you! 170 would be a DREAM for me... cause the least I remember weighing is 243. Isn't that horrible? I REALLY do have a BAD memory. I relate to you my dear... and I know that you have the ability to conquer this!

Love and hugs, Naomi

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MARTY19 1/18/2009 11:04AM

    This blog says so much of what I have been thinking. And you said it so well. This isn't the biggest loser. We don't live in a vaccum - we deal with life on every level every day. And it is so hard at times. I too struggle so much right now and I am so releived to find someone else going through the same things.
But, I have faith that even with all of life's speedbumps we will prevale. This is a slow process with so many lessons learned every day.


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Out of the Fog

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hiya :)

Well, I'm out of the Christmas Fog now. I've been back on the wagon for a week now and have lost 4.5 pounds of the 8 I packed on. 5 pounds was fine but eight no... but, I blew that.

As long as I stay my rump home I'm alright. Eating out is my downfall. I will eat out occasionally but it's very limited now. No more baking..(sigh). I will again one day, but for now it's "Back in the Saddle Again".....

A bunch is going on right now. Recently I was hired to do promotions for a company and that includes Radio, Magazines, Billboards..... The list goes on. So on top of learning new things, I'm having to refresh a lot of dormant stuff I've not had to take out for a long time.

This is why I have not been very visible and to myself. I'm just very focused on tasks at hand, that's all. Juggling isn't my strong point, but I'm trying.

Soooooooooooooooooo... for now, I'll post this and know that I'm still working on the goals and have not put down the desires nor the work I began 10 months ago.

Peace to you Goonies,

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KAIRIS 1/16/2009 5:26PM

    I'm glad to see you back in the saddle again. Yeah Christmas set me back 3 lbs, so I know the feeling. Good luck with this months goals.

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    I have emerged from the fog as well. I've been to chicken to check on the damage, but next week I'll weigh in. That'll give me a bit of time to whittle away some of the gain.

Happy New Year!

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HUGGERS1 1/12/2009 10:26AM

    I do hope you are enjoying the new job and finding happiness even with all you are doing. I am glad you are seeing the scale go down and I do know that you will get the rest of those 8 pounds off plus some :)


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RODEOMOMSK 1/11/2009 11:41PM

    I hear you on the baking. I LOVE to bake, but recently I've discovered I like 'cooking' too. I like the process as much as the outcome.

Congrats on the new challenges. That is the end of marketing I've never done. Our company does little to no ads of any kind. Even during big shows.
Keep up the good work. emoticon

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QUILTINGB52 1/11/2009 8:11PM

    I knew you've been busy.....someday when you have "nothing" to do...we'll sit & chat about genealogy.......LOL

Take good care of yourself & don't over-do it!

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MOB8/2009 1/11/2009 5:23PM

    THERE YOU ARE!!!!!!! I was afraid I was going to have to come and bodily pull back in the loop.

Sounds like things have gotten hectic, but you're a strong lady and will show 'em all how it's done. I have no doubts. Just come up for air (and a hug) once in a while and let us know how you're doing.

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MARTY19 1/11/2009 5:02PM

    As long as you are OK, go for it. I was worried as you seemed to be MIA.


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LIFES*2*SHORT 1/11/2009 4:45PM

  MMMMWWWWAAAAA! That was a big ol smoochie saying "happy to have you back". LOL


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