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Binge yesterday - live and learn

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Kind of went off the rails yesterday evening. It was my son's birthday and we waited awhile to eat. When the pizza arrived I just started eating. Then cake, then ice cream, then some more cake, then some extra cookies since I was already eating. After that, I sat down at my computer, and after about an hour or two, I started to hot flash like CRAZY and then I got that "have to go" feeling, and I was tired, and nauseated, and just generally felt awful. I went to bed hoping to feel better in the morning. Live and learn.
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PLANTAGO 4/3/2014 2:23PM

    So sorry you were feeling bad. But it will be better. Don't think about it anymore. Many many hugs.

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SUSANBEAMON 4/1/2014 2:01PM

  cut back on sugar, and it will mess with you when you overindulge. still, once in a while is no big deal. just reminds you that you don't want to eat that much sugar.

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This is why I continue to Spark

Thursday, March 07, 2013

So I've been a little lax lately entering my food. I've given up sweets for Lent, doing pretty well, and so figured that since the sweets are the high calorie food in my normal maintenance diet, I really should not have to enter all of the "good" food that I eat right now.

Suprise, surprise! Today I happened to stop at a Boston Market for lunch figuring I could get something healthy there. After perusing the menu, I decided on a Mediterranean chicken salad with a piece of cornbread. The salad was good, but the cornbread was a little sweet (which made me feel a little guilty about my Lent resolution).

After finishing my meal, I decided to look it up in Spark. I figured maybe 400 or 500 calories. Well, much to my surprise, it was a whopping 830 calories! The salad alone was 670 calories and had 1380 mg of salt! Sure doesn't leave much for dinner, even on maintenance.

So this is why I need to continue to Spark. I'm just not good at guessing.

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BGUMBA 3/7/2013 3:32PM

    Salads in restaurants can be real calorie slayers. It's the little things they slip into the healthy veggies that do you in!

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BUCKEYEBABE30 3/7/2013 12:35PM

  I was shocked when I saw the calories in a taco salad at Taco Bell. That or the stuff at Panera- I thought Panera was healthy?! You always have to be alert!

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HHB4181 3/7/2013 12:29PM

    me either emoticon

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Treat Yourself Like a Friend

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

If you and a friend were on this weight loss journey together, what would you say to your friend if they fell off the wagon? Would you tell them that they were stupid and useless. Would you tell them they were fat and they would always be fat because they had no self control. Would you call them lazy, and even worse names? Of course you wouldn't, they are your friend. You want them to be healthy. You want them to succeed. You would tell them to get back on the wagon, that they were worth it, and that they could do any thing they set their mind to. Right?

So why is it when we fall of the wagon, we treat ourselves so badly. We tell ourselves all of these negative things. We beat up on ourselves to a point where we have no self esteem left.

Although there are probably many reasons that people do this, I think my reason for engaging in this negative self-talk is to use it as an excuse for not trying. By saying I am not worth it, it gives me permission to eat anything I want and to not exercise. If I have learned anything on this journey it is that I must treat myself at least as well as I would a friend. A friend who cares about my friends health and well-being and wants only the best for that person.

Treat yourself like a friend.

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TKA54321 2/13/2014 2:16PM

    Great advice. I especially like your analysis - that saying that we're not worth it or incapable of doing something gives us permission to let go and give up.

I think I have been (very) guilty of that before.

Your story is inspiring! Well done :-)

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3016DEBRA 12/11/2012 6:58PM

  Love it! emoticon

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/11/2012 12:09PM

  This is excellent advice and a great attitude to live life by.

Love yourself and treat yourself the way that you treat your friends.

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No need to panic

Friday, September 21, 2012

Well the scale was a bit of a shocker this morning considering I'm trying to lose the vacation pounds and and not gain more. I was up another 1.6 pounds. However, having analyzed the problem, here are the reasons: Friday night- went way over my calories. Monday night - Again way over my calories. Wednesday, my Birthday- again way over my calories. I guess it stands to reason that you can't keep eating like this without gaining weight. Three days a week can't be party days!

I do have one excuse though which might have made the number a little higher, instead of Zumba yesterday I did strength training. Usually, the day after strengh training I am up a bit and then lose it the next day. Hopefully that will help bring the number down a little next week.

Ok, so here is where I am. It's Friday, and I usually eat whatever I want for dinner at the bar on Friday. Probably not a good idea this Friday. Also, I have a wedding tomorrow, and I'm going to need to be careful. After that it should be smooth sailing and I'll be well on my way to losing the vacation pudge.

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MYBULLDOGS 9/21/2012 9:07AM


my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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