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Confession I ate a dog

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I have a confession.
Yesterday I was rushing around and I did not pack a very good lunch.
At lunch everyone was eating corn dogs.
I wanted one but I resisted and ate my soup.
After work I was driving home and I was hungry.
I thought should I stop for chocolate NO! emoticon

A few miles down the road.

My car all of a sudden turns into the store and I find myself buying a corn dog and burrito emoticon
Where is my Spark Guardian Angel now? Where is my control?
I think they are around 800 cals. What is wrong with me?
I had just 15 mins until I get home and
I couldn't wait.
I get home and take a nap. . emoticon
I know being tired adds to being hungry I have read Spark Articles.

I get up and my DH had made supper.
I had to eat it.
Then my daughter made some brownies
I had to eat some.

Ok yesterday is yesterday. Today is today. I step on the scale 4lbs up.
I am not going to get mad at myself. I am doing positive self talk.
I can yesterday is gone. Forget and forgive.

Today my mini goal is I will not eat any Corn Dogs. I will not stop at the store.
I will stay within my calorie limit and eat healthy. I will write in my journal.
I packed a better lunch and I will drink green tea before I leave work so I will not be hungry
as I drive by Burger King, McDonald's, Stripes, Dollar General, Dairy Queen. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BUTTERFLY464 12/5/2010 11:47PM

    When I drive past fast food places, I picture myself NAKED!! I know how bad I look naked. For now. No corndog or ice cream sunday, or big mac is worth it.

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CATIATM 12/1/2010 11:08PM

    I've never had a corn dog, but I imagine that they are addictive. You can't change the past, but good for you for getting right back on track!

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PUPPERWUPPER 12/1/2010 2:10AM

    It really would be easier to resist the bad stuff if we were driving by fabulous fruit markets and fresh food restaurants when we are out and about instead of the tons and tons of junk food outlets! My cardiologist is helping me lose weight and I figure I drive by dozens if not hundreds of bad food outlets between his office and my house. After I weigh in at his office I have to chant a manta to get home with out stopping somewhere for bad food...don't stop don't stop don't stop...Our culture needs to change! You are not weak, you are being bombarded each and every day with bad food choices! Stay positive! emoticon

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MAYBER 11/30/2010 8:01PM

    So many temptations and you can resist one place at a time
Okay like your other blog Spread Your Wings and fly
Thinking of you with prayers and love
One day at a time
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DIDMIS 11/30/2010 3:31PM

    How cute Becky. I had dessert today.

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PUNKROCKCOWGIRL 11/30/2010 11:49AM

    I leave my ATM card/cash at home for this very reason, lol. I only eat what I bring to work, and when I get home, we have tons of healthy food here. If I still really want something, I have to find where I put my card or hid my money. It almost forces me to be accountable. :)

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BRANDIS623 11/30/2010 11:34AM

    Yep, today is a new day!! You can do it!

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Spread your Wings

Sunday, November 28, 2010

This is a poem that inspires me I hope you enjoy it too.

Spread Your Wings and Fly
A goal is something you strive to achieve
A goal gives you reasons to simply believe
Although itís not easy and often takes time
Step by step it will always get easier to climb
When the mountains of your life all seem so high
Keep taking small steps and continue to try
A beautiful butterfly wasnít always what you see
It was once a cocoon that hung on a tree
But itís still a caterpillar trapped in itís shell
And although you know that itís alive and well
There is only one thing that is longs to try
The butterfly wants to spread itís wings and fly
The goals of your life are there to behold
Strike out on your own donít wait to be told
Come shed your cocoon and give life a try
Have faith in yourself, spread your wings and fly
©By Shirlee Swope Sunshine 2000 ©

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DIDMIS 11/29/2010 4:27PM

    Loved it Becky

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TXDREAMSPINNER 11/29/2010 1:51PM

    Thanks for sharing this Becky! It is beautiful and very encouraging.

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/29/2010 10:33AM

    This made me cry, thanks for sharing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 11/29/2010 6:47AM

    Beautiful Becky, thank you for this Monday after the break

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Stay motivated listen to a book

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I have been spending time uploading audiobooks onto my IPOD so I can walk and listen to books at the same time. I know this maybe hard for some because I am a librarian but I really like listening to books. I like listening to the story. When I am walking it does not matter if I have gone over the same spot 10 times when I am listening to a new book I am motivated.

I used to listen to cassettes I would use rechargable batteries because I listened 7 hours a week. My kids got me a small IPOD. Now I download podiobooks and podcasts. In the past few weeks I have caught up with all my podcasts oh no what to do.

On the weekend I went to the local used books stall at our flea market. I took all my audiobooks and books on CD and traded them for another year supply of books. The problem is books on tape I still need to use the cassette player. The CD's I download them into ITunes then on to my ipod.
This year my kids say I need to upgrade my Ipod. When I jog I like music. Walking I like books. Such a problem but for now I am good.
I am ready for some good walking and some good books.

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YJNANA 12/29/2010 10:59AM

    I like audio books too. We use them when we take a vacation, makes the miles seem so much less.
I haven't figured out HOW to down load to my Ipod.
any tips?? :)

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TERWANTSTOLOSE 11/23/2010 8:19PM

    I love audio books too .. makes the time fly by!


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Lunch with Spark Friends

Monday, November 22, 2010

I had the most wonderful lunch Thanks to SparkPeople.
I met my friend Irene and Somer for lunch.

Since we talk with each other online and read each others blogs it is like I just saw them yesterday.

Irene is in TOPS with me and I see her more often but she still has surprising stories to tell. She really is a Spark.
Somer the last time I saw her we were in a 5K race. Both of us were out of breath and tired. It was great to see her again and to hear more about her family.

All of us are on Team RGV Spark and I am blessed that I get to see my Sparkfriends not only in the message boards but in person tooo.

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TXDREAMSPINNER 11/23/2010 1:46PM

    I really enjoyed our lunch too! I am glad we were able to get together.

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KEEKEE1ST 11/23/2010 1:09PM

    That's awesome that you can get together. It makes for extra suport.


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MOM4407 11/23/2010 12:16AM

    3 beautiful Sparkly women.

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DIDMIS 11/22/2010 11:48PM

    Oh Becky thanks. That is great. I can amen that for sure.

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Boring but it is my Life

Saturday, November 20, 2010

This morning got up and walked the dogs.
Did some shopping and came home.
I was glad to take a nap because I am still recovering from my sinus.
At around 5:00pm my daughter said lets go out for Chinese.
I said if you go walking with me we can get some carry out.
So my daughter went for a walk with me.

While we were walking in the distance I saw a guy hitting or hugging his girlfriend as we got closer I saw it was hitting. I am glad he walked away or I would have ran him over with my truck. He is lucky. My daughter thought he was lucky too. She knows I am a woman of my word. I drove to the young girl see was OK and she did not want to call the police. She drove away before 2 police cars arrived. I guess I was not the only one concerned for her safety.

So my daughter and I got Chinese we got 2 carry outs. Came home and my husband and son helped us eat them.
It is still early so I rode my bike for 20 mins while I was watching TV.
I know this sounds like a boring day but it is my life.

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STARKCOUNTYGAL 11/21/2010 9:16PM

    Well, this does not sound boring to me at all. And chinese food is my favorite! We have a buffet here in the area where we live,and I am trying to stay away from it. I always over eat,and gain with all the sugar/salt. Take out would be a better choice. I hate the violence against women,children too.Seems our world has a lot of it.

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MARLIZG 11/21/2010 12:53PM

    Boring?? R U KIDDING--action, adventure, exercise, eating what someone else prepared--I love it & it's so not boring

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MNNSAIDE 11/21/2010 11:23AM

    Almost sounds like that new 20/20 Realty show to see if people would stop and say something!

Proud that you did!

Your day was a lot more exciting then mine - no exercise yesterday

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DIDMIS 11/20/2010 10:31PM

    I'm sorry about the violence in the world today but Becky come on girl, running him over with your truck and probably hitting the girl also would have landed you in jail and you would have been calling me crying. I can't really see you crying though. I am the cry baby.

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