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Finally a step forward

Friday, July 18, 2014

After three weeks of staying the same and gaining at weigh-in, finally recorded a loss yesterday. It reflected some effort on my part, had been just coasting and not really paying attention to portions and healthy choices. Journaling is still the most effective tool for me, not only for food recording but for getting some sort of control over emotional eating sessions. Now the test is to keep the progress going.
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ROX525 7/18/2014 6:42AM

    Great news! Good for you JoAnn!!!

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Very Squeaky Turtle

Friday, June 27, 2014

Whew! Escaped a gain at yesterday's weigh-in with a very Squeaky Turtle. Expected better, but had a few late evening extras and lunch out on Wednesday. Back to it today, journaling, working outside, even a little house cleaning, not one of my favorite things. Next Thursday hope to have that scale arm hitting the bottom with some force.
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KAYYVAUGHN 6/28/2014 6:16AM

    Sometimes the turtle is better for weight loss. Take it one day at the time. Eating out can hurt. I have had many lunches out lately.

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Bite-Write seems to be working

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Two months since I've blogged, can hardly believe it's time to start thinking about July goals. Have a couple of pounds off, but progress is slow. The support of my small weight loss group helps a lot, and the past two weeks I have returned to honest journaling and it seems to be helping. I reach a point where I think I have all the information in my mind and I'll just "do it", but revert to old habits at the end of the day. The only change in my journaling from before is to track mood at each meal and snack as well as food. The new dog keeps my step count up, that probably doesn't hurt either. My immediate goal is to show at least a small loss on Thursday, which will make 3 consecutive losing weeks.
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KAYYVAUGHN 6/24/2014 1:46PM

    You are certainly on the right track. Take one step at the time.

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Weight loss more elusive than Spring!

Friday, April 18, 2014

I am doing a pretty good job of maintaining the same pound. I lose 3/4 one week, gain it back the next. Pretty much at the same place on the scale that I was in February. It is not a mystery. I'm eating too much too often. Temps have only been in high 20s and low 30s the past few days, so being outside not really comfortable. Have been grabbing food out of frustration and boredom. So back to journaling (I have been lax) and measuring tools. When Spring finally does arrive I don't want to freak out when the jackets and sweaters come off!

  
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KAYYVAUGHN 4/20/2014 4:19PM

    There is something about cold weather and eating. Your appetite increases, and it's too cold to burn it off. You will be fine when the weather is better.

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WOMANWITHGRIT 4/18/2014 7:15PM

    Honest post, and you remind me in this that we are in this for the long haul. It takes a lot to keep me going -- journaling, tracking, spiritual path and community, and opening up to others and new ways of being.
I like that you said it wasn't much of a mystery --- too much too often. We have to tweak, fine tune, reflect again, and carry on. This has been hard for me to know over the years as I once traveled only the road to instant gratification.
You are on the Right Road!

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SUE5007 4/18/2014 3:52PM

    I'm in the same boat as you...I've knuckled down this week, tracking every little thing again...we'll see what the scale says tomorrow.
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April goals

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The lingering winter has been hard on my weight loss effort. My little record book shows no forward progress in March, just treading water so to speak. The view out the window is a little better today. Still piles of snow, but more and more brown grass showing each day. Also taking over the care of an adult dog, can notice the increase in my daily stepping totals already. The dog needs to practice portion control as do I, so that will be a major goal for April along with remembering to drink my water. (She has no problem with that). Need to get those numbers in the record book going the right direction!
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WYOBZM 4/3/2014 8:05PM

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KAYYVAUGHN 4/2/2014 3:33PM

    March was hard for us. The weather didn't help. We haven't been able to go outside and walk. I think walking and water aerobics are the best exercise.

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TATTER3 4/1/2014 1:08PM

    I'll be treading water tonight. Water aerobics help! Keep Sparkin'!!

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KRICKET57 4/1/2014 8:41AM

    March was a hard month all the way around. Busy month at work so everything else suffered. April is the begining of a new fiscal year and the begining of a new month. I am using today as the first day of looking ofrward. Setting my goals to get moving forward and stop treading water.

Good luck with your goals. You can do it!

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BARB4HEALTH 4/1/2014 8:15AM

    Only back treading in March for me! New month, new start!

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