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Thanks for the Encouragement!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Got some really nice comments on my back to basics announcement--thank you! I have made some observations...
My ratio of fruits/veggies: everything else has dramatically shifted, and I know that my large consumption of fruits/veggies INSTEAD of choosing multiple servings of sweets and other starchy choices was one of my biggest success points before. I want to shift back in the direction I used to follow so well.
Half the plate should be fruits and veggies---1/4 lean protein--1/4 whole grain something---it's so simple, and I know it works like a charm---when I choose to do it.

  
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KRICKET4 6/13/2014 2:09PM

    How's the 'back to basics' going?
Huge salads are heavenly! We often make meal size salads. They include pretty much everything but the kitchen sink :) Nothing else needed.
Wishing you well.


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PEZMOM1 5/30/2014 4:57PM

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WIFE48 5/30/2014 3:56PM

    emoticon You are so right.

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GEMINICHIK 5/30/2014 3:00PM

    Looks like a sound plan

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JANTHEBLONDE 5/30/2014 12:48PM

    Sounds like a great plan! "veggies, veggies, veggies" Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great Friday!
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_JODI404 5/30/2014 12:43PM

    Yes! Less sweets, more veggies!!

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Back to Basics

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ok--decision made--back to basics before I'm back to square one. Mission: Baby steps again!

  
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_JODI404 5/30/2014 12:42PM

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Yep, I'm having to do what I call a "Reset" again myself. I hardly ever blog, but I see that it was just about this same time last year that I did a reset, and it was exactly what I need to put a halt to getting carried away with the sweets and back on track where I like to be & stay!!

The basics will do the trick. The thing is: doing them! emoticon
Easier said than done, right? It's the *decision* that is key.
You've made that decision.... now, full steam ahead!!

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JACKIE542 5/29/2014 5:25PM

    This is good, never give up emoticon

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GERIKRAGH 5/29/2014 3:31PM

    That's me too.

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WIFE48 5/29/2014 3:05PM

    emoticon emoticon" Pick yourself up, brush yourself off and start all over again". emoticon

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ANNABELLE53 5/29/2014 2:29PM

  I can relate just starting back to basics myself. emoticon

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May 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May update-

Still gaining pretty steadily. When I got on the scale the other day--I had reached 30 pounds over my goal weight :( I'm not excited about this, because I don't like the trend that seems to be developing. I know I'm not eating as strictly as I once did, and I'm not exercising as vigorously as I have sometimes in the past, but I am still making good food choices, and I don't feel like I'm eating way out of range all the time. I also stay at least mildly active--getting in at least 40,000 steps in every week, and that has been going up lately as I've become more active with the warm weather. School is out for the students on Friday this week, and for staff on Monday next week, and I'm looking forward to that! Can't wait to get outdoors and get my hands in the dirt! Right now....I'd just like to focus on ceasing the upward movement of the scale. It's still really hard not to be discouraged when a year ago I was 30 pounds lighter! Some days the frustration of not knowing exactly why it's become so difficult and not knowing what exactly to tweak to get it corrected gets pretty high, and then I know I'm prone to emotional eating. Glad I've got my super supportive family, friends, and Spark community! I've had to replace most of my summer clothes (up about 2 sizes). It's not that I'm unhappy with the size that I am, but I don't want to keep gaining. I am a little less physically comfortable at this weight, so I feel like this weight is too heavy for me.
Have a great day!

  
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GORIANA 5/28/2014 11:31PM

    Keep pushing. I am reading a book called "Eat Q" it is helping with the emotional eating.

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KELLIEBEAN 5/27/2014 9:39PM

    Congrats on replacing the clothes! Your head is in a good spot so your body should soon follow!

Here we go!

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JANTHEBLONDE 5/27/2014 9:18PM

    Don't look at the big picture! Set yourself small goals....5 pounds at a time! It's really important to track your food and plan your meals ahead! Remember this is not a sprint it's a marathon! Sending you lots of hugs!
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CHARITY1973 5/27/2014 6:52PM

    Ditto! Good luck with the tweaking. I know when I track again where the extra comes from. If I don't track I just don't see it. I WISH I could judge better but my brain just doesn't have this software loaded. I'm scared I will reverse all my hard work as well. Saying that I bought a treadmill to help with the exercise so I should go spend 30minutes on it right now!

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April-2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Let me catch up the best I can with my April--I have been continuing to gain a little each week, and I'm currently weighing in@20 pounds over my originally achieved goal weight of 148. I'm still calling myself a maintainer, because otherwise I feel like I've failed. I'm trying not to get too down on myself about this--there have been significant hormonal changes over the last several months that I'm still learning how to adjust to. Maybe it's not even reasonable for me to expect to maintain anything lower than 160--I'm still figuring it out. I've had a hard time getting and staying reasonably active lately too. I'm still writing what I'm eating and writing how I'm feeling every day. Been doing a fair amount of binge eating--not everyday, but it seems like it's at least once a week, and I know it's adding up. I am happy with myself though. Would I like to see 10 pounds gone? Yes--definitely, but I know I can't do it overnight, and I have to figure out how to get myself out of the funk that I've been cycling back and forth out of for months. I know there is probably a lot of emotional eating going on--I'm gonna be a grandma by the end of the year, and while this is typically happy news, and I am excited about it--the circumstances are less than ideal. I've been spending a lot of time in prayer--for myself and my son's situation, and I know that is what I need. The school year is winding down, and I'll be off work for the summer, and I'm hoping to have a little more time for me to get back on track better.
Hope you are all having a great day!
Michelle

  
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JUDITHROXANA 5/26/2014 10:57PM

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you! You can do it!

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KRICKET4 5/1/2014 8:56PM

    One day at a time in all things.
Hang in there.
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JANTHEBLONDE 4/30/2014 8:34PM

    I think maintaining your weight-loss is harder than losing weight! I Applaud you for logging your food everyday! That is the key for me! Thank you for sharing! Sending you some extra hugs today!
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GORIANA 4/30/2014 5:54PM

    Congratulations on the grandbaby. They are a blessing and a joy however they come.

I too am figuring out my slight gain and i think as long as we are awre and keep experimenting emoticon

Your attitude is great and that is where it all starts. Good
Luck.

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Motivator of the week?? Really?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

How did this happen? I'm not overly active in the community...don't blog on a regular basis? Where do I see this on the site? Maybe I better check my sparkmail...maybe it's in there.

Thank you by the way----I have been feeling more motivated myself lately---but have been seeking motivation more than I thought I was giving it :)
Michelle

  
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SLENDERELLA61 3/13/2014 9:05PM

    WooHoo! That's wonderful!!

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KRICKET4 3/13/2014 6:14PM

    Well congratulations :)
Also, congrats on your engagement!
Beautiful ring! You must be thrilled.

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JANTHEBLONDE 3/13/2014 1:48PM

    That's awesome Motivator of the week! Way to go girl!
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MJEFFERSON23 3/13/2014 1:16PM

  It's magical, when we motivate others, we motivate ourselves!

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