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Getting the hang of this...yay!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WOOOwoo I am finally getting the hang of the diet thing.


Finding exercise to do with disabilities is tough and I often struggle with grief (I am mourning the lost of having a body without pain and being trapped in a body with limited movement)
But I put one foot in front of the other, I allow myself the chance to mourn and then I move on to what I CAN DO - water aerobics is good and I beginners yoga classes (in which the instructor is so good at taking the time to show me what to do from a chair)



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SMOKYBLUE1 1/16/2013 12:18AM


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Baby steps

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Okay. Ive gone to the gym three days in a row.

My eating habits are still not tamed but slowely but surely I'm making the change.

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JANNEPERRY 1/10/2013 5:35AM

    That's the way to do it. emoticon emoticon

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SLIMINDOWN31 1/10/2013 1:08AM

    All steps count!!

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BYEPOUNDS 1/10/2013 12:48AM

    baby steps work the best

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1DRWOMAN 1/10/2013 12:48AM

    Congrats on your progress and first successes. Day by day you will get there.
I thought I'd send you this as I know you'll lose more and see changes faster. It's what I recommend to clients and friends and family as a checklist to eating. Try to eat enough protein to the high end of your numbers...and in the on the high end...not the low. You need to eat to lose...but it's WHAT you eat!
Let me know if you have questions. :)
Daily nutrition.
Everyday Eat:
2-3 servings of fruit
1-2 servings of dairy (milk/yoghurt)
2-3 liters of water
5 servings/cups of non-starchy veggies (no corn, peas, sweet potatoes, etc - they go under carb count.)
at each meal (6 servings) - 1 serving lean protein (like a size of a deck of cards, palm of hand), 1 serving complex carbohydrate (size of your fist), and a healthy fat serving (size of a dice or thumb nail)
Plus a good multivitamin and Omegas :)
It's a nice checklist to start your plan! LOL I still use it! It keeps it simple and fresh and complete and balanced. You can go over on protein...especially if you are moving your body. I also suggest just protein and veggies after 2 PM if possible. But that's something you can work towards :) that was hard for me when I started.
Let me know if you need anything or have any questions.
Enjoy your ass kicking week!

YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!! What's your reward for doing your best for 1 week? 2 weeks? 4 weeks? Don't forget to reward yourself with some special things for doing such a great job! xo

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Afternoon/evening madness :)

Saturday, January 05, 2013

By the way - my blogs are not to discourage or be negative but instead track my TRUE emotions (The way I FEEL) in & about this journey I'm taking. By doing this I hope to be able to look back a year from now from beginning to end and see not just the outward changes but all the internal changes as well. Habits are hard to break! Outside of this sight no one knows how I feel in this area. I'm just this annoyingly, happy lady. The smiley cheery friend you would never guess has self doubt.

Okay, to help my diet...I started to log my food and water intake. My true intake not the one on this page that only allows you to log their options of what you SHOULD eat. I did so awesome with my diet plan until after lunch. Which is when I fed my nephews the buritios they wanted. (I had a healthier choice for lunch) They didn't eat two of their buritios and well me the big food lover that I am, ate their left overs smothered in cheese and sour cream with lots of salsa. Dinner was chinese buffet. So what I learned today by watching my intake was around 1:oo my food cravings kick in.

Now that my foot is somewut healed up from surgery. (Stitches out and not as sore.) I think I will go to the y and do water aerobics about that time. If I can learn to distract myself when things get tough this challenge should go a little smoother!


Yay me! I am excited that I am really getting to know my strengths and weekness's and am really on my way to a healthy me.

I do love food but I'm ready to change the relationship I have with it! Hahahaha, I mean its kinda like couple councling right!? lol emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 1/5/2013 8:51AM

    I like the way you expressed the food relationship. Clearly you don't end your relationship with food, but make positive changes! emoticon emoticon

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    Do you realise the SP food tracker lets you track any food at all? You don't have to stick to the SP meal plan, you can unselect that option and they won't even show up on your tracker. I always write down all my food in a journal as well as on SP just for extra accountability but I prefer the SP tracker because it allows me to be slightly lazier and not have to go through the nutrition labels of everything I eat because someone has already done it and added it to the database!

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GRAMMIE1959 1/5/2013 7:02AM

    Your honesty with yourself and with us, your fellow sparkers will serve you well as you travel this hard (sometimes torturous) journey. Wishing you well and successful days ahead. Feel free to "friend" me. should you do so I will do the same. Don't want to intrude or be a bother! emoticon emoticon

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

WTH...I am now 114. SHouldn't my weight be going the other diection?! I keep saying I'm gonna change. My self control is terrible. Feeling very discouraged! Negitive...but true. emoticon

I have to become more displined and fight my internal/emotional need to eat the house down!

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JANNEPERRY 1/4/2013 5:46AM

    Every day is a new day and an opportunity for a new start. Be merciful to yourself! emoticon

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First week didn't go as planned...Gotta step it up next week

Friday, December 28, 2012

My health is preventing me from doing any physical activities this week and I guess I used that as an excuse to sneak my favorite junk foods as comfort.

On a positive note I did do better then normal in the healthy food department. emoticon

Starting today I can use what I have noticed about myself to step it up a notch! Life change is a lot of work! emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 12/29/2012 8:39AM

    Life change is a lot of work! But you are prepared! emoticon

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WAYSOFGRACE 12/28/2012 8:23AM

    Seeing the positive in every situation is a good thing, and recognizing certain behaviors for what they are is another! You are on the right path, and it sounds to be like you've got a plan to move forward!


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LEANJEAN6 12/28/2012 7:43AM

    Start back--Spark on---I know it wi;ll help yu feel better!-Lynda emoticon

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1935MARY 12/28/2012 7:39AM

    Sounds like you have a plan. Awesome. emoticon

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