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First compliment

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Walking by a coworker tonight at work I got my first complement. Someone I don't work with often looked at me and said "Looking good Emily! Whatever your doing is working".... Man that felt good. I am so happy to be finally kicking this weight thing that has haunted me my whole life. I really feel like I am in control now.. I am not giving in to my sweet tooth or peer pressure. I am in control of what I put in my mouth and how much activity I get. No one is going to move me or do it for me. It's me, and I have what it takes... I can do this!

  
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ZIGGYSTARSHAY 2/22/2011 4:20PM

    Aw, you must feel so proud! Keep up the great work momma!

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FRUITYCHERRY 2/21/2011 5:34PM

    Congrats on your first compliment! That is such a great feeling. Keep it up! You have the right attitude.

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TACONES 2/19/2011 9:57PM

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CARRIE1948 2/19/2011 8:44AM

    Aren't compliments wonderful?!

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ANEPANALIPTI 2/19/2011 3:59AM

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) :-) Rock your new confident self!!! :-D

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HICKOK-HALEY 2/19/2011 3:57AM

    emoticon So glad for you!

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MARLINDA5 2/19/2011 1:30AM

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Always nice when someone compliments you -

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Logging calories

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Why didn't I ever think of logging calories before I eat them? It's Genius! It completely takes away the... "OMG I ate 3000 calories today" moment. It's amazing. Ate the start of my day I now know what I can eat, what is safe to eat, how to substitute if I am feeling like eating something different... Now, before I eat a morsel, I know at the end of the day I am going to be successful, I know I am going to stay within my calorie range and make healthy choices about impulse eating. It's totally the way I am going to be eating from now on. Genius I tell you...

  
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SCRAPLYN 2/18/2011 1:09AM

    I think I'm going to try that method. I think it would help me plan a little better instead of just throwing some stuff together and then finding out how it stacks up. Thanks!

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JUSTJUSTY 2/17/2011 10:52PM

    You are a genius! Isn't great when we have the opportunity to set ourselves up for success? Unfortunately not everyone takes advantage of it! I just learned something new on Sparkpeople today. I went out for a bike ride, I was able to FIRST chart my route, know how many miles I would travel, and after it calculates how many calories I burned. Plus I could save it to do again. The best part is you click on a little button to add it to your fitness tracker. How cool is that? emoticon emoticon

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CINDY132 2/17/2011 10:40PM

  Good for you! That truly is a great way to monitor and know what the day holds. I am going to try your method as well. I may even take it a step further and do a week at a time!

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BLUECHEESE1 2/17/2011 10:39PM

    lol. yup.. we must borrow the genius of others :)

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Zumba!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I am in Love. If you haven't tried it, You are totally missing out! It's an hour of feel good, low threat, good for you exercise that invigorates me and assures me that I am on my way. I feel incredible after a workout. Three things I learned at tonight's class....
1) There is such a thing as a Zumba battle and I loved it!
2) My future sister-in-law can shake her A**
3) I am hooked on Zumba!

  
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MIATIA1 2/18/2011 3:28PM

    I just bought the Zumba fitness that was advertised on TV. I am just leanring the basic moves right now but I can all ready feel it. Love the music for it makes you want to move.

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SBW1027 2/17/2011 2:27PM

    I like Zumba. I don't know if I like it as much as you do...LOL. but I like it. Maybe because I have never done a zumba 'class'. I have zumba for the wii and I like it for that. I don't think I am cordiated enough to do a zumba class.

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EGRIER99 2/16/2011 9:27PM

    I jjust tried Zumba last night for the first time and it was great..

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Motivating others and it's motivating power

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I am seven days into my healthy living lifestyle. I have been counting calories, making healthy choices, getting a small amount of exercise, drinking water, making smoothies, taking a multi-vitamin, and I feel pretty darn great. Although this could be related to the small amount of weight that I have lost, it isn't. I feel great because I am motivating others, and that in turn is motivating me! What a concept! By blogging a little each day, sharing my journey and being accountable to my friends, I feel so inspired to keep up the great work, to take those stairs at work, to go to bed without binge eating. I love it when someone tells me how dedicated I am, or how I inspire them. It is one of the best feelings in the world, and this is only the beginning......

  


A Rookie Mistake

Monday, February 14, 2011

I made a nice stew tonight for dinner.. Lots of carrots, corn, potatoes, onions, and some lean beef that I trimmed of all excess fat. In a moderate portion size not at all that bad for you. Then came the biscuits.... I used a recipe from my previous way of life. It's from William Sonoma, not exactly synonymous with light an healthy, more like decadent and comforting.... The recipe called for full fat cheddar cheese, half and half and bacon. I substituted in skim milk and reduced fat 4 cheese from Sargento and left out the bacon all together. It called for 3 cups of flour and a whole stick of butter.... I guess next time I will have to leave out some butter too because when I entered the recipe into sparkpeople tonight, after I had already eaten one GIANT, tasty, flaky, amazing biscuit, it was a whopping 376 calories and 17 grams of fat, Per Biscuit!!! I guess I should have know with only 7 biscuits made from the recipe... To think in the past I have made these, with cheddar, and half and half, and have eaten 3 in a sitting... No wonder I am what I am... Good grief! I am thankful I only ate one, I am thankful I logged the recipe into sparkpeople, and I am thankful for a healthier biscuit recipe if anyone has one out there!!!

  
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JERSEYFLOWER 2/14/2011 8:23PM

    Wow, that's one hefty biscuit! But a BIG way to go for you for substituting what you did!

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