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Trying hard and making some progress

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Being back at this for a couple of weeks, I am starting to see some progress, but it seems to be some much tougher this time around. Maybe cause I am also trying to quit smoking as well. But I want to snack all the time. When dieted before when I wanted a snack fruit would do, but this time fruit doesn't work. I want sweet and salty, junk food. I need to find something to snack on that it also low cal and good for me. Right now, DH is trying to help out and lose a few pounds himself.

I am trying to slowly add in more exercise, but the cold weather is not helping on that account. I take the dog out for a work about 10 min in we are both so cold that we head back into the house, he ends chewing on a bone and I end up reading.

Good luck to all!!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 2/22/2009 7:11PM

    I just wanted to say congrats on trying to quit smoking. I recently quit myself (back in Oct, but I had the help of meds), and found that exercise helped a lot. It gave me something to do when I was bored. Just keep lots of fruit and veggies on hand for snacking, and it will be worth it once you quit!

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SMYLEERED 2/20/2009 10:54PM

    You're brave -- trying to stop smoking and adjusting your diet are two major goals to be working on at the same time. I think I experienced that need for sweets when I stopped smoking. Now that I look back, after smoking for many, many years, when I stopped all kinds of foods tasted soooo good, especially sweets like candy fruit anything with sugar. It would be interesting to find out if other ex-smokers have the same experience. Maybe sugar free gum could fit the bill. Did you ever try that?
Or maybe drink a big bottle of carbonated flavored water, sugar free of course. I guess you have to find whatever suits you best. Good luck with that and with both your goals.

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I think vacation may have killed my motivation

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Well I have been home from vacation a few weeks now, and just can't seem to get get into the swing of things. I have lost one pound in the past three weeks. I feel like exercising anymore, in fact tonight was the first time since getting back that I did anything other than walk the dog. Every morning I tell myself that after work I am going to work out, but somehow I find other things to do. I have been doing okay on my calories, but near the upper end or a little over. I start the day so good and then somewhere it all goes downhill until I am sitting in front of the TV and snacking on something that should not even be in the house. So writing here to make a change. Recognize what is wrong start again. I am updating my goals and all (no use keeping goals that are never going to happened right).

Tomorrow is another day, and I will make the right choices!!

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SMYLEERED 7/17/2008 10:22PM

    You betcha you'll make the right choices tomorrow. Put today behind you and just start all over. You have the right attitude, just follow through.

Last year I recall that on my vacation to the Jersey shore, I broke all the rules and more, it took me quite a while to get back in the groove again. But it will happen!
Good Luck! emoticon

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Vacation was GREAT!!!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I am back and vacation was wonderful. Both days that we were in port were beautiful, sunny and in the 80's. I loved the cruise and Canada is beautiful, at least the parts we saw. I am also happy to report that I only gained 3lbs while I was away. I didn't actually make it to the gym on the ship, but we walked just about everywhere we went on the ship and did a fair amount of walking when we were in port. We were on deck 8 and most of the stuff to do on the ship was on Deck 9 or Deck 5, it was just easier to take the stairs then to wait for the elevator. I think that is what helped keep the pounds down, cause I ate and ate. I am having trouble getting back into the swing of things now. I think my body got used to eating all the time, and now it thinks it is hungry when it really isn't.

Now I have 15lbs to lose in a month to meet my next goal. I think that I am going to have to make some goal adjustments cause that one is a little lofty, that would be like 4lbs a week. I am going to try, but not beat myself up if I don't make it.

Hope everyone did well while I was gone.

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DBELLE39 7/12/2008 9:41PM

    Glad to have you back, I know you must have had a great time on vacation! Y ou did great to only have gained 3 lbs on vacation! emoticon

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SMYLEERED 7/2/2008 11:16AM

    Hey welcome back, so glad to hear about your cruise. Sounds like you had a great time. Did a lot of walking eh? Good for you! All you gotta do now is keep that "I'm hungry" voice in the back of your brain content with healthy snack foods til your body gets out of the cruise mode. You're gonna do it -- at the same time you can visualize some of those beautiful scenic cruise ports you stopped in. You're mighty lucky to have experienced that....but welcome back to the real world...smiles. emoticon

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Ready for Vacation

Friday, June 20, 2008

Well, today is the last day I will have access to the web before I leave on vacation. I have never been on a cruise before so I am really excited. I fell just short of my goal of 15 lbs by the time we leave, I only lost 13lbs, but I still really happy with that. I have told myself that I will be happy if I only gain 5 lbs on vacation. I am trying to be real, it a cruise with food service 24/7, I am going to eat and want to try things. I hope that I can keep it to moderation.

Well wishing everyone good luck while I am away.

See ya on the 30th!!!! emoticon

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SMYLEERED 6/20/2008 10:46PM

    Have a great vacation, we'll be thinking of you....hurry home to SparkPeople.

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I'm back for now

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Well, it's been awhile since I have had a chance to write.

I am happy to say that while I haven't been able to keep up with things online, that I am still loosing weight emoticon

I normally enter everything at work, but I have been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance and I took a couple days off work to go see Tom Petty last week, which put me further behind in my work. But now I think that I am mostly caught up and it looks like things my slow a bit.

It has been so hot lately that I have not been able to get out and walk and I haven't felt like doing anything, so I haven't. Last night I turned on the Wii for the first time in a long while.

I have two pounds left to make my goal by the 23rd, and I really think I can do it. I plan on taking the dog on a long walk tonight and then maybe do a video or two. Hopefully, I keep the motivation that I feel right now throughout the evening. emoticon

On a bright note, the weather has brought out the shorts. I don't have a single pair of shorts that fit me. DH took me shopping on Saturday for clothing to wear on our cruise, and bought I wonderful dress in a size 12. I haven't fit in a 12 in several years. emoticon

Hope all is going well for everyone else out there and remember just keep moving!!!



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