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Reminder -- Check!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sometimes you have to remind yourself why you are doing this. Here is one of my observations so far. One of the main motivators for taking the first steps yet again was that I felt awful. My knees hurt and I was in a bad space emotionally because of it. Well somewhere along the line, as I started to feel better, I did what I always do -- get a little too happy with myself. And the slacking started. I was good all day, exercised twice and then I got home and BAM! What was supposed to be a measured eating experience turned out to be diet suicide. What I learned was that I have to keep reminding myself why, in great detail, I have adopted a new lifestyle. Today, I wrote out a list of why I wanted to do this, the things I am done with and exactly what it will take to get where I want to go. I knew there would be times when this would get hard. Well, it's official -- I'm there.


Emotional Eating

Thursday, March 08, 2012

I've always known that I eat out of emotion. Bored -- graze, happy -- graze, sad -- pack it in, but yesterday was a particularly difficult day and boy did I want to do some damage. I didn't though. Just told myself that if food isn't the question then food is not the answer. So, thanks guys for adding those signatures because they really do pop into your head when you need them. Keep 'em comin.

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MYRAL85 3/13/2012 1:24PM

    Sparkies are the best. I really love all the support offered. Thank you.

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    Most of us are emotional eaters, like someone else said, ''if we weren't we wouldn't be here." Kudos to you for not going down that road yesterday, that is a victory.

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LILSHINE 3/8/2012 8:04PM

    You're definitely not alone with this one. Congrats on making it through that obstacle. Practice brings about change

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COSMOS 3/8/2012 7:33PM

  If we ate only when hungry and stopped when full, most of us wouldn't be here. The last few months I've definitely eaten when bored. So now my goal is to not be bored or at least redirect my attention.

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TENSHAR 3/8/2012 5:15PM

    Way to go...This is a sign of a strong woman with an agenda. emoticon

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BLACK-PRINCESS 3/8/2012 4:56PM

    Hang in there! I have the same problem; I'm an emotional eater & I can't stand it.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Why is it that I get one thing or the other right, but can't seem to get them both right at the same time. Either my exercise is on point and the food preparation is lacking or vice versa. I've prepared dinners so that I don't graze like a cow when I come home, but I buy lunch at work. I make good choices there, but I am stressed because I can't measure my food. I have to eyeball it. I'd like to exercise tomorrow morning, but instead I will get up and make a chicken salad in a pita for lunch, so I know exactly what my portion I am eating. This has been eating at me for a week now. Time to get make it happen. Then I am free to worry about something else.

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FULLOFFAITH 3/6/2012 10:57PM

    You can do it. Remember change takes time. Continue to be consistent and your food prep and excercise will not feel so challenging once it becomes habit.

I take lunch to work and I only allow two spluges a month on pay day. (still make healthy choices) but gives me a break from making lunch. and gives me something to look forward to.



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My Workout Tonight

Monday, March 05, 2012

I am so hopped up on serotonin right now! That is the happy hormone right?! I just finished doing Debra Mazda's Let's Get Stepping video and it is good. She rocks! Her videos are targeted to plus sized women and she uses them in her videos. I love the music and I love the moves. It was so much fun. I will be wearing this one out.

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PRIN1978 3/5/2012 11:08PM

    Good for you! Keep Sparking!!

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Today was pleasant, but it was a hard day. I think I'm getting into the thick of my weightloss regimen. It is after about 20 lbs. that I start to get happy and then fall off the wagon. I have no intention of doing that as I am committed to a lifestyle change, but I want something else to eat right now. Yes, it is real hunger, not my mind saying eat, eat, eat. It's 10:00p and I'm typing from my bed, so I won't fish around for anything at this late hour and after staying on plan for the entire day. But I want to really really bad.

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SUGARBABY60 2/26/2012 11:43PM

    You can do this , your stronger than you think!

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