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29 Jan- 2 Feb Food and Activity Log

Friday, February 03, 2012

Here's an update to my food logs from this week.

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APIRLRAIN888 2/3/2012 10:28PM


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BEVENH 2/3/2012 3:19PM

    Thanks for sharing your food list. It gives me some good ideas and points to compare my tracker. Continued success to you.

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28Jan Daily Activity and Food Log

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I'm hoping this works. In case anyone is interested in seeing what my days/weeks look like in terms of activity and food consumption. You'll notice that I used a substantial amount of my weekly allowance yesterday,, but that's ok. It works. You just have to be accountable for it, and follow the program. I set up a spread sheet to calculate balances for me, and I hope it doesn't become more trouble than it's worth. I may only do this for a while-since I track all of this with pencil and paper already, but I thought some users might be curious to see what other successful members (almost 100 pounds lost!) are doing.

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 1/29/2012 2:23PM

  Thanks for doing this to help us on our way. Soon, you will be a Lifetime Member of WW, maybe you could become a WW Leader? You certainly have a lot of skills that would make you a good leader. You're an inspiration to me in many ways.

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DOTTIEJANE1 1/29/2012 10:36AM


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THERESAJF 1/29/2012 9:20AM

  Your doing a great job.

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Finally Winter

Friday, January 13, 2012

Well it's finally winter in NE Iowa. I'm not sure how many inches of snow we got, but it was enough and lasted long enough that I had to shovel twice. It's good exercise though:)
I still can't believe we got almost half-way through January before we got anything more than wispy flurries. I'm not complaining- it was really nice having prolonged nice weather. Made it super easy to get out and walk. Taking advantage of the good weather for as long as it lasted got me out there more often than I otherwise planned too also, because I kept thinking that any day we would lose this gorgeous weather, so I wanted to savor it as long as possible.
The days with the sunshine were the's pretty gray out there now though:( I'm glad I took advantage of all the beautiful days while they were here. I think I will be taking lots of cold walks now:)

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ERICAW2012 1/13/2012 6:26PM

    I live in Illinois, I totally agree with you...while I appreciate the beauty of the snow, I already miss being able to go outside without my heavy coat.

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Fine Line Between Obsession and Committment?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Is there a fine line between obsession and commitment? My best friend and I had a talk about this yesterday, and it was a conversation we both needed to have with one another. Bottom line- we are both really committed to being the new healthy selves we have created, but we both recognize that sometimes we need to check the chatter, because it does feel like a line that is easy to cross.
No one has expressed annoyance with me (directly anyway) and I keep getting compliments on my accomplishments. It's wonderful to hear, and reinforces my efforts to continue, but it also triggers a dialog that I wonder if sometimes people get sick of hearing. Again, I'm not getting any indication of this- just expressions of happiness for me and congratulations for all the progress I've made over the last year and a half.
I am immensely proud of myself (and the friend that I had this talk with yesterday) We have both made such amazing changes- and it wasn't toward a vanity goal- but toward a healthy, treat-yourself-well goal.
I can truly say that I have-for the most part- enjoyed this entire journey- not that it's over or ever will be, but the slow progress, when I look back, has been a blessing. Gradual change has been well received by me, and I think that has been a key element to accepting the new me as she emerges. I feel so much less likely to welcome back the unhealthy woman that I used to be. Would I love to find a balance between letting loose and letting things happen and the meticulous tracker that I have become? Maybe, but I really don't mind the tracking, since I have found a method that fits me so well, and as a bonus- I think it has helped me become more organized and balanced in other aspects of my life as well.
To all of you just beginning this path to a healthy life of mid-way along and doubting yourself or your motives...keep plugging away! You will find your way and the "you" you are meant to be :) For those of you who have met-or nearly met goal-Be so proud of what you have done! It is no small feat!

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KADULAC 12/29/2011 7:05PM

    I believe it becomes obsession when we do not allow any room for error. Don't miss a workout, don't eat any of the junk food we enjoy, etc. Being committed means we are going to keep going toward health, but not get all out of sorts when we hit a bump. Sounds like you have a healthy commitment, and are doing great on your journey. Congratulations.

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SUKOTO 12/29/2011 10:49AM

    I enjoyed reading this blog. It's so true that there is a fine line between obsession and commitment and some people have trouble seeing it. Congratulations on your journey. You are doing really well. I'm glad that you're taking it slow because if you just rush through it and reach your goal, you'll find that maintaining is harder than losing.
Thanks for the read.

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JAZZMINE 12/29/2011 10:46AM

    Do not let up! Err on the side of obsession. I lost 46 pounds and gained back 24 when I let up! Now I must do this again! It is amazing how fast it can happen.


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December 12, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011
Today is another running day. Iím glad itís not raining again. It works out so nicely when itís not raining on a day that I have set aside for running. Iím not as good at working it in on another day as I used to be when something interferes with my workout schedule. Did Jillian Michaelís Yoga Meltdown on Saturday. I am getting better at keeping my schedule with that:)
What a great weekend! I have my Christmas shopping mostly finished now, and I know exactly what the last 3 things I need to pick up are!! I missed my last WW meeting, because it was a church night- I got my new packet of info, but didnít get to participate in the live version- Iíll get caught up this week though.

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APIRLRAIN888 12/12/2011 4:08PM

    Great job

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