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2/17/2010 I guess I am on my weigh ( pun intended)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The scale is moving down again. I guess I just had to get on board with all of my mind and all that other stuff. Anyway it is going in the right direction and I am not hungry and not craving a bunch of junk. Although there is this great pizza I could eat that is talking to me..... but I will leave it at the restaurant for now. Water goes down easily and I no longer am getting headaches from caffeine withdrawal from the diet coke. I do have diet coke free in the house which I use as a treat when I watch Kentucky play basketball or something exciting like that. (Can you tell how boring my life is??)
I do seem to have more energy but continue to be lazy most of the time. My attitude over all is positive and I am always in a good mood. I don't have any family here but I talk on the phone frequently to them. The phone is my link to my friends too. We gab a lot. I do have neighbors who visit in and out. So my life is not empty.
That's enough about me for now.
Don---you are too funny. If I dive in the lake I'll let you know first. LOL
Bye

  
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JOHNTJ1 2/19/2010 2:16PM

    Pizza continues to be weakness also. glad you are moving in the right direction. Keep up the good work.

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DDOORN 2/17/2010 10:16PM

    Hey, as my SparkPeople bumper sticker says:

The WEIGHT is OVER!

Keep the SPARK! :-)

Don

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2/14/2010 Happy Day

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy V Day to you all. I was surprised and overwhelmingly pleased to discover that the scale had nudged downward what I will consider to be 2 pounds. I was amazed but ecstatically pleased. I was about to throw this thing in the big pond and continue on my ride to the land of morbid morbid obesity. But alas I have now lost 9 pounds which is like a miracle and will spur me on for another week or two.
Last night I attempted for the third time to "upload "photos from my photo albums to this site without success. I know you think I don't want you to see my face but that is far from the truth. I can't get the darn thing to work for me. I need a teenager to mash the button and then I would have a dozen photos for you to see. If I have the patience I will attempt it again today..........
Have a wonderful day. Kiss and hug yourself and your significant other from me. Best to you all.

  
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DDOORN 2/17/2010 9:21PM

    Hey, how'd I miss this GREAT NEWS!?!

Take all those thoughts you EVER have about throwing "this thing in the big pond" and throw THEM into the pond! Along with your morbid obesity!

Step by step you can DO IT! :-)

Don

ps...thx SO much for all your support on my blogs & SparkPage!

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JOHNTJ1 2/14/2010 6:04PM

    I know how you feel about uploading things here. i actually created a video blog and tried for two days to upload it. Never quite got it to work.

Congrats on the loss emoticon

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2/12/2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

I'mstill here. Tracking my food but messing up when it comes to exercise. I know my calories are way below what they say I am supposed to eat but I can't get it through my mind that I am supposed to eat 1500 cal. It seems so counter intuitive and since I don;t exercise---well there you have it. I would weigh 300 lbs. I know I;m making excuses. Maybe I'll buy an exercise bike. Hum I'm getting a defeatist attitude. Not good. Not good. Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow...........

  
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JOHNTJ1 2/12/2010 6:40PM

    I am feeling the same way you are. It is so so hard for me to excercise in this weather. I am literally forcing myself to do it. Hang in there. I think we all go through this from time to time. Just a case of "waiting it out" till you feel better.

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2/9/2010 Snow Snow Snow

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I usually don't complain about the weather because it is one of those things that you can't change but I really am getting tired of the snow. And I'm beginning to question those global warming folks if it is snowing all the time instead of the sun shining. Oh well a subject for another time.
There are some things I can change and one is my eating habits. I am grateful to report that I believe I am in the rut of eating breakfast each day. I worked midnight shift for many years and never ate breakfast or when I got up. This is the first time I have developed a habit of eating a meal after I have awakened.
The other thing I can change is my exercise routine. The weather has prevented me again from going to the gym so I walked/marched around my house and I thought the cat was going to go crazy. She thought the end of the world had come. I also found some of those exercise bands hiding in a drawer and now I just need to look at a video to make sure I'm using them correctly. When I'm stuck at home I will be able to exercise without scaring the poor cat to death.
Still no weight change. Of course I am not gaining. But I want the scale to move when I am documenting all my food. It is frustrating.
See you all tomorrow.

  
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CMBELISLE 2/10/2010 11:20AM

    I know how you feel about nothing moving. It took me a good two months to get the scale to move down again after Thanksgiving. In the meantime, the measuring tape wasn't nice either and I had increased my exercise/fitness. Now it's finally moving again.

As for marching around the house, don't worry so much. I march/walk, do squats, calf raises and/or stretch while doing my make-up/lotions as I get ready in the morning. Anything is better than nothing and the walking in place actually gets my blood flowing.

Keep up the good work - it will start paying off.

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JOHNTJ1 2/10/2010 6:54AM

    I think that if I have a least favorite time of year, this would be it. It is really hard to find something bright and happy and positive and latch on to it when you look outside and see gloom and doom. But beneath all that nasty, dormant branches there are beautiful leaves and flowers ready to bloom.

I guess thats me and you also. Trudging along, exercising, eating right and all those things that can get so boring eventually produce a very beautiful thing. That thing is a very happy us!!!

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2/7/2010 Hungry???

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Last night I got hungry. I really was surprised. I guess I am so used to grazing all the time that I rarely feel hunger. When I first thought I was hungry I got a diet rite and drank that and the feeling went away but in about an hour I felt it again. Hunger. Wow. A strange feeling. So I went and got a piece of string cheese and ate that very slowly and then just went to bed.
My weight is still stuck at 260 which has always been my sabotage weight so I need to watch and make sure I an not just telling myself I need to eat more.
Today is also the super bowl. I love football so I am going to eat popcorn during the game to keep my mouth and hands busy and away from other junk although I'm not sure I even have any junk in the house. But I can always eat more good stuff that I don't need.

  
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CONTESSND21 2/8/2010 3:01PM

  Yesterday was a real struggle for me, The Super Bowl. The nature of this event is to eat, cheer, eat, eat and then cheer and snack some more. Well I started out by not buying much to snack on in the first place so that did help. But we still had one bag of chips, one bag of oreos and one bag of choc. chip cookies. I had extreme self control...I have a cup of chips and 4 oreos but now I feel sssooo guilty for eating that stuff. My normal lunch or dinner is a Bandtastic Meal which I did not eat last night because I was giving myself a break. I guest I know that I can't eat that junk or I will feel worst the next day and feel like a ton of bricks in my stomach. I need to stick to my meal plan of Bandtastic Meals.

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CONTESSND21 2/8/2010 3:01PM

  Yesterday was a real struggle for me, The Super Bowl. The nature of this event is to eat, cheer, eat, eat and then cheer and snack some more. Well I started out by not buying much to snack on in the first place so that did help. But we still had one bag of chips, one bag of oreos and one bag of choc. chip cookies. I had extreme self control...I have a cup of chips and 4 oreos but now I feel sssooo guilty for eating that stuff. My normal lunch or dinner is a Bandtastic Meal which I did not eat last night because I was giving myself a break. I guest I know that I can't eat that junk or I will feel worst the next day and feel like a ton of bricks in my stomach. I need to stick to my meal plan of Bandtastic Meals.

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CONTESSND21 2/8/2010 3:00PM

  Yesterday was a real struggle for me, The Super Bowl. The nature of this event is to eat, cheer, eat, eat and then cheer and snack some more. Well I started out by not buying much to snack on in the first place so that did help. But we still had one bag of chips, one bag of oreos and one bag of choc. chip cookies. I had extreme self control...I have a cup of chips and 4 oreos but now I feel sssooo guilty for eating that stuff. My normal lunch or dinner is a Bandtastic Meal which I did not eat last night because I was giving myself a break. I guest I know that I can't eat that junk or I will feel worst the next day and feel like a ton of bricks in my stomach. I need to stick to my meal plan of Bandtastic Meals.

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TIINABELLE 2/8/2010 12:01PM

    Learning to recognize your body's signals is a good thing. Learning to respond appropriately is the best thing! You are doing great! emoticon

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JOHNTJ1 2/7/2010 4:31PM

    I go through something similar and the only thing i have found is to tough it out. Six days out of seven I do great but I have this one day a week that I want to eat anything that will hold still. Diet Coke works most of the time but a lot of times i just tell myself "This too shall pass." I do feel a lot better the next day when I pat myself on the back for not eating everything in sight and while I am going through all my agony I keep reminding myself how good I am going to feel the next day.

I read a blog here by someone who lost over 100 pounds in 13 months and they said they made sure they had a fruit and vegetable at all three meals. i been making an effort to do this and it has helped my cravings a lot.

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COYCHEV 2/7/2010 2:11PM

    I always had night time urges to eat. I can't really call it hunger though, but getting off work at 12:30 in the night and everyone in the house being asleep, it was easier to grab an impulsive snack. Night snacks usually consisted of an apple or spoon of peanut butter.
My sister had stomach stapling, and was told by the staff not to drink diet soda, they said, the sweetener had a side effect of making one hungry, crazy side effect for people who want to lose weight.

Keep up the good work!
Gary

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BIPOLARBEAR68 2/7/2010 1:31PM

    I have had those times too...it is tough to deal with those hungry times. I have them and I feel that I can eat everything and that nothing will satisfy it. Good luck at continuing to loose the weight! You will get unstuck soon and start loosing again.

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NANCYANDRA 2/7/2010 1:29PM

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