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Daily Visualization Question

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Today, imagine that you live in a world where scales do not exist. How would you measure your success? How would you know if you were healthy and fit?

I am going to contemplate this today and write a response later.

Have a great day!

  
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BUTTERFLY-1976 1/2/2013 12:30PM

    Interesting Thought.
I guess a few ways
- how I feel when I'm doing an activity & it gets easier so I have to up the intesity or reps.
- how my clothes fit
- how I feel in my skin

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SABLENESS 1/2/2013 11:34AM

    Easy - how do my clothes fit? Or not fit? emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 1/2/2013 9:18AM

    Interesting thought.... I don't own a scale but I judge my fitness / progress by my running. If I am consistent about running and feel good while doing that, I consider that successful. Just a thought.

Happy New Year!

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SCAREWALDORF 1/2/2013 8:44AM

    Looking forward to it. xoxo

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NUTRON3 1/2/2013 7:59AM

    Good luck!

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A Brand New Day

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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Back to some structure today. I go into work for 1/2 day today. I am working with a small group of kids on math / reading skills. I LOVE my job as a 5th grade teacher.

Today's Healthy Eating Plan:

Planned Meals with enough calories to feel satisfied.
Will Meditate, Pray, and Do My own version of Yoga. ESPECIALLY right when I get home.
Will EAT a healthy dinner.
Do Light, Light evening exercise (either elliptical or treadmill at home)
Go to be on time (about 9:00 P.M.)
Read in the evening and blog.

Today is going to be a great day. emoticon

  
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BEFIT014 1/2/2013 8:00AM

    My daughter is in the 5th grade. She's on Winter Break, tho--doesn't go back til Monday.

I'm looking forward to reading how today goes for you!

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binge...

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

So.... I made it to about 4:30 before my first binge today.

On the positive.... I am exercising regularly again.
I am being honest about binging.
I am going to blog and fess up to my mistakes.
I binged today because I believe I am in really bad habits again, and it's going to take a little while to establish new healthy habits.

I know I can do this. I pray for forgiveness. I know I am addicted to food and am willing to be honest and try my best to change.

My binge today was from about 4:30-7:00

I love life and want to live it to the fullest and serve and love those around me too.

It won't let me comment on my own blog LOL, so here it is:
Thank you... It's embarrassing and disappointing... I am so ready to rid myself of these terrible habits. I don't want to "justify" anything. I want to try to learn new coping strategies and new habits.

Meditation
Prayer
Serving
Helping
Walking
Writing....

healthy coping skills... healthy coping skills.... THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT SPARK FRIENDS> BIG BIG HUGS!!!

  
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VTRICIA 1/2/2013 10:14AM

    Afternoons were the toughest time for me when I was an active compulsive eater. I found getting a big substantial breakfast really evened things out for me, and having half my daily calories by noon.

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PATSYB7 1/2/2013 5:54AM

    The first step in overcoming an obstacle is to acknowledge it. Good for you! As a former binge eater, I found planning my food, exercising, and yoga very helpful. Best wishes on your journey. Keep Sparking! emoticon

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SUNNY1432 1/1/2013 10:34PM

    Being honest is always the best thing to do, but we just don't like hearing it or for me I just get disappointed in myself. emoticon to owning up to it and know that tomorrow will be a new day! emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/1/2013 10:35:05 PM

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GOING-STRONG 1/1/2013 9:50PM

    It is tough to be honest and the first step to getting better is to come to terms with it. My best advice is to make sure you are eating enough at your meals and then plan a nice afternoon snack with at least two fruits. If your body is craving sugar that will help. Hugs to you and sending positive vibes your way.

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Village Inn Breakfast

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I usually hate going out to eat. It seems to be a "trigger" for me, and I eat terribly the rest of the day.

I am trying hard not to let that happen today.

I went out to breakfast at Village Inn and looked up the menu ahead of time. I saw the nutrition facts for the veggie omlette, fruit, and multi-grain pancakes. They were really delicious. I feel mostly satisfied. I drank water instead of diet coke. Our waitress didn't ever fill up our water, it was busy, but that was a bit of a bummer.

So... I am going to try my best to have a healthy eating day. I will use my tools and use my Spark Friends and God to help me.

Happy New Year emoticon

  
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LINDA! 1/1/2013 4:02PM

    I am always unhappy when the server doesn't keep filling my water glass. I really enjoy cold water as I eat.



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EASTENDCLAM 1/1/2013 3:59PM

    A good start to your day and year!

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SCAREWALDORF 1/1/2013 3:45PM

    A good step though! Well done for planning ahead. xoxo

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Spark Goal

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

My Spark-Goal - Lifelong Healthy Eating. Find Peace with Food. No more binge eating.

Finding Peace with food absolutely means finding peace with myself. That's why as I try to set a healthy eating goal it has to be connected with my spiritual goal as well. Finding peace with my inner spirit and with God. I need a support team that supports my need to have God and Spirituality in my life. Meditation, Prayer, Any way that I can get out of SELF and turn things over to God.

Most difficult time of day - Sadly right when I come home from work when it seems like it should be the happiest time of day. The EATING begins and usually doesn't stop until bed time.



LOVE THIS!!! Peace with Food ... begins Jan. 1, 2013

  
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MPETERSON2311 1/1/2013 10:47AM

    LOVE it! emoticon emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 1/1/2013 9:11AM

    Terrific goal! Keep on keeping on!!!

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JANNEPERRY 1/1/2013 9:05AM

    Thanks for sharing your goals. I wish you much success in 2013! emoticon

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PLITIN 1/1/2013 7:59AM

    find peace with food... great plan for 2013! a happy, healthy New Year! emoticon

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LIFEISPURRFECT 1/1/2013 7:54AM

    What a wonderful goal. Good luck as we venture into 2013!

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