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Do Over!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Don't ya wish that some days we could have a do-over yet still retain the lessons learned from what we wished we did differently? Yesterday was that for me, so today is a new beginning and a new outlook. I look at the last two days as a shove from behind into the right direction. I reckon I was beginning to get a little lax anyhow, so a tightening up and a big slap of realization was good for me.

If I'm claiming to make a lifestyle change to a better and healthier me, yet throw in the towel when temptation hits, then just how serious am I about the change? My mindset has GOT to be focused on always having to make right choices. Something we were telling my daughter about last night. We gave her a promise ring with lots of explaining and expectations that the ring represents. I reckon I could use a promise ring of sorts for my own self as a reminder to make good life choices.

I remember reading somewhere about a woman who wrote GIW on her hand, so each time she reached for something that was not a good choice, she was reminded, "God Is Watching."

I will find something that will be my "promise reminder."

by the way, Red Lobster was delicious :) and luckily we very seldom go there, so it was a real treat.

also, my Sparkpeople bumpersticker came in. I won it on my sparkwheel, which was cool. I wish I could win a t-shirt, too, but I've only had a shirt on my wheel once.

Have a wonderful day full of good choices in keeping with your promises to yourself!

Live Aloha! ~Nani

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LIZZYBMOM 6/18/2007 11:02AM

    I just started atkins yesterday and read your post and Im like...oh cool, I can eat cream cheese!! and possibly chocolate chips, are they carb free?? Im sooo hungry and I have a headache!

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CHRISTIE2007 6/13/2007 3:09PM

    Hi Nani,

Great words to speak. I look at every day I awake as a new day to get it right. Remember, we did not get this way over night so we will not change our bad habits over night. Each day will get better and healthier. Keep up the good work.

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Why oh why oh why? - Tuff confession.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Why do grandmothers always bring food when they visit :). And WHY did I feel like I had to eat it all???? My grandmother came over just a bit ago, bringing lunch for my daughter and all of us... she brought potato salad, tossed salad, sub sandwiches, chips, dip, and cookies! How could I not partake of her generous lunch? I didn't want to hurt her feelings, or not seem appreciative. So I did it... I ate the lunch and yes, it was good. But now looking back I could have passed on the chips and dip and potato salad (didn't each much anyhow, but still!) and then just had the sandwich and salad and skipped the cookies, but NOOOOOOO.... I had to eat it all. I mentally threw my hands into the air and silently said "what the heck, eat!" The clincher is the 10 cookies I ate. Now where was the reasoning in that? No where! I just gave in, and now I feel so bad. I feel bad for eating all that, knowing that tonight is going to be tuff, and I physically feel bad from eating so many carbs. They really make me feel sluggish and tired. Well, all I have to say is that today is just one day, although yesterday I didn't do so well either :( But, tomorrow I will get back on track. I can skip pizza, easily, have done that many times. I can skip the bagels and cream cheese at breakfast and the hot dogs they'll have for lunch, What I'm mostly concerned about is the baking and decorating of the cake. A tradition in my family... I bake and decorate the cakes for my kids. It all began because I couldn't afford to buy cakes, now I bake 4 a year at least (sometimes for others as well) and they are good. My daughter wants a chocolate brownie cake this year... *sigh*.... chocolate... it's my only weakness.

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OHANAMAMA 6/12/2007 5:35PM

    She is a dear one... and I enjoy her visits. It's I who need to learn to stay within my limits no matter what... this is a life change to healthy eating, and if today was a test, I would say I made a D. Lesson learned and hopefully retained!

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NANCY-GIRL 6/12/2007 5:12PM

    Grandmas love w/ food. I think it's a generational thing. They don't want to see their loved ones do without. They want to give you a treat. They want to give you a break from lunch-making. They want to remember how it was to have a family under their direct care. Oh, how I pray I'm a granny that loves w/ hugs & time (my GS gets enough junk food at home! LOL). But grandmas do stuff for us b/c they love us, and I think that's pretty cool. Enjoy your grandma's food. Don't beat yourself up for your over-indulgence in honour of her, but celebrate the near-20 lbs you've already lost! Way to go, by the way. What's done is done. Don't beat yourself up anymore, but learn from this, & move one, making better choices (& working out!) tomorrow. Keep lovin' & appreciating your grandma. She certainly loves you!!! Blessings on your weight loss journey, Nancy (Granny+Nancy=Grancy)

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Cream Cheese Crazy

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

That's where I went last night... cream cheese crazy... at 4 oz of it! Which is a large part of what shot up my calories. Yesterday was a munchy day. I wanted to eat eat eat. And held it at bay until the night... then I just gave in. Cream cheese on a low carb tortilla with peanut butter. It's really quite good, I reckon it was a good thing that I didn't have any chocolate chips to toss in! This whole week will be quite trying for me. My child's 13th birthday dinner (she chose Red Lobster) then her party this weekend in which there will be bagels (and more cream cheese), pizza, hot dogs, and I always bake and decorate a cake for my kids, and ice cream! I need some grand amounts of willpower for this week!

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    Speaking of Cream Cheese, have you ever had "Tofutti's Better than Cream Cheese?" Look, I think it's got a lot fewer calories than the regular and it tastes really good. Check it out and let me know what you think. Just thought I'd bring that up because I was thinking about it. LOL


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CHRISTIE2007 6/12/2007 3:45PM

    You can do it! I know what you mean about the cream chesse I can just eat it by the spoonful and that's it. Red Lobster is healthy, to a point, just stay away for the mounds of butter and enjoy one of those cheddar biscuits for me...LOL. Good luck to you, I know you can do it.

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too much breakfast!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

This morning I felt so hungry. It was about 10 when I finally ate. Decided on 3 eggs, but then there was just one left in the carton, so I went ahead and cooked 4. Scrambled in butter with a little cheese. Delicious, but, I ate them all and felt overly stuffed! I decided that would be enough to hold me over until supper, but around 2:30, I was hungry again, and not much in my kitchen low carb wise... (going shopping soon) so first I just had a spoon ful of peanut butter. Not enough, and I'm out of the tortillas I usually have the pb on. So, I opted for cauliflower, good choice, but bland, gotta dip it in something... caesar dressing is very low carb, but now my calories are high for the time of day it is. I would have been much better off just eating my standard two eggs this morning. From now on, I'll remember that. AND I'll have my kitchen better ready for times like this.

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CHRISTIE2007 5/31/2007 8:03AM

    We all have days like that. You are doing just fine. It is good to throw your body off every once in a while anyway, that way it will not get immune to the same amount of calories and help keep the metabolism going. Keep up the good work!

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SHELLSLYN 5/30/2007 7:56PM

    Totally agree about choosing the higher calories. One thing about Atkins is it's not a calorie watching plan, only carbs. I personally don't worry about calories at all.

You deserve a WOOHOO for staying on plan! Those munchy days are tough. Way to go!

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JNORMAN1969 5/30/2007 5:33PM

    If you have to choose between calories and carbs though i would choose to have higer calories than carbs any day. Keep up the good work.

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Weekend woes....

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Saturday I did great. I ate well and d got in all my water and spent time outdoors.

Sunday... different story. I started the day well, and I did get in all my water... but... we ate dinner at my inlaws. Being on Atkins, I had kind of a difficult time choosing what to eat, but settled on green beans, squash (had to pick out the potatoes) and a little of the roast meat (which was covered in a cream soup gravy and they were serving it on rice... I had to pick out a few pieces of meat). I didn't eat very much at all, but I was happy because she had made jello and said it was sugar free... After eating a large serving of the jello, my dh asked again about it being sugar free, and she said, no, it's not, it's the sugared kind. I could've cried! I'd been over 2 weeks without eating any sugar!!! That kinda ruined the whole day for me... While I didn't eat a lot.. I ate the wrong things.. Didn't eat supper after that, but did eat a large bowl of popcorn.

Monday we had a fish fry and I ate it all. Fish, fries, slaw, beans and dessert too. :( Still, I got in over 80 oz of water.

I felt horrible Sunday and all day Monday. I feel so much better when I know I'm doing well. And today I begin again.

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OHANAMAMA 5/29/2007 11:47AM

    Thanks, Randy. You're right :)

YOU are doing so wonderfully! You're quite an inspiration!
I think you'll be reaching your goal before Novemeber for sure!

Thanks for the encouragement!

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JNORMAN1969 5/29/2007 11:33AM

    Don't be to hard on yourself for you were mislead into the jello, that you could not help. You know what needs to be done now so just go out there and do it. today is a new day keep up the good work.


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