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Steps forward

Friday, December 10, 2010

I doubled the amount of steps I took. I exceed my goal of 4000 by 4880 by 6pm. Before I became more serious about my lifestyle change on Oct 18th , I was walking on a good day about 3000 steps. I know in my head that the best way to make changes is gradually but somehow I am always trying rush things. I want to be able to walk 10,000 steps in a few like I did in the past. But today I feel good about my success, I am making steps forward. Yea, me!!! emoticon



Wednesday, December 08, 2010

I have been dealing with this company that insists that I owe them $50.00. I had to involve the Attorney General Office because of the harassing phones calls and letters. Today, I had to go yet again to the Bank to get information regarding the payment made to them. It makes me angry that this multi-billion dollar business is harassing me for $50.00. It is a waste of their time, my time and not mention the amount already spent to trying to collect the $50.00.

I told my co-worker, " At least I am not so mad that I want to eat up the world."
It dawned on me that I did not let this emotion overtake me where I spin out of control, forgetting my goals, feeling sorry for myself and taking days to get back on track. That's why this a breakthrough!
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JESS-B-CAUSE 12/8/2010 10:01PM

    Think of it like this... you must stay strong by eating healthy and staying active. Be better than "them" in every way. And if they don't return your money.... atleast you will be strong and healthy enough to kick their butts!! (Ha ha ha)
I too am an emotional eater (binger). Like I am starting to realize... you have to do this to be the best you that YOU can be!!!
Stay strong and good luck

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MUEHLBBO 12/8/2010 6:54PM

    Great job and I hope you can get it straightened out.

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Thanksgiving Victory

Monday, November 29, 2010

My Thanksgiving was a victory not because I didn't eat holiday food but because I ate in moderation . I ate in moderation not only on Thanksgiving day but the entire holiday weekend. It was a victory also because I travelled out of state and had to eat at fast food restaurants and relatives' homes. And the best part was that I didn't have nagging negative thoughts, like "I am missing out on all the good food or Poor me, always on a diet.

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JESS-B-CAUSE 12/8/2010 10:07PM

    Awesome job on this too!!! I KNOW how hard it is to eat "right" when EVERYONE around you is enjoying all that tasty goodness. I think that if you "eat smart" 95% of the time... that 5% leftover is for all the badness you can cram in , in that one meal. That is one thing that has helped me. I will eat smart ALL week and then that ONE meal I pick (for me it's Saturday evening meal) I go buck wild. I eat everything I can cram into my mouth for that one moment. And then be done and go back to "smart eating" till next time. Always knowing that there is the next time. Plus I usually get sick and then think "oh yeah, this is why I don't eat like this"

Keep up the great job

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New Beginnings

Saturday, November 06, 2010

I have been a member of Sparks since January 2009. I have been a hit and miss of trying to loss weight and changing to healthier way of eating and living. However, last month, I decided it was time to get serious. I was not losing any weight. Nothing I was doing was consistent.

Realizing that the times that I have lost weight before and change eating habits was when I worked with other people. I know I needed some help, I need something to spark my motivation. So along with some other ladies I attempted to bring Weight Watchers to our job site. That didn't work, however we will have beginning in January a weight management and exercise program started at our job site. Hooray!

However, meanwhile I was not waiting til January to get started. So I have been exercising twice a week in water aerobics. On other days, I walk between 10 to 30 minutes. Yesterday, a colleague asked me to walk with her. So hooray, this will help me.

Every day I pray and tell the Lord " I don't want to be like this any more, please change me" This morning I prayed that prayer. Weekends are generally harder for me when it comes to sticking to my weight loss and exercise plans because nothing is routine and I generally don't follow my plans. But this morning I spiritually prepared for that temptation. Thank you, Lord!

My husband decided to prepare breakfast. Well, the breakfast consisted of a huge grilled pork chop, 2 scrambled eggs, and blueberry cake doughnut! I didn't panic. I went and got a yogurt and an orange. I ate the orange and the yogurt first. My husband made a comment like you must not be hungry, when he saw that had not touch the breakfast that he prepared. He made another comment later but I stuck to my plan. I ate less than a half of the doughnut, and half of the eggs. I cut the several pieces of the pork chop until I had what looked like about 2oz. I left the rest of the pork chop. This is a huge break through for me.

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MUEHLBBO 11/6/2010 10:08PM

    Way to go. Keep up the good attitude. You can do it.

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DONNAD222 11/6/2010 7:44PM

    Congratulations for your determination. emoticon emoticon

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MOMMY_MIMI 11/6/2010 2:48PM

    Great job! Weekends are rough for me too. Way to resist the temptations!

I tried to start a Spark People group at my office....they started a WW program instead. Oh well. I did not join- SP is working for me, so I'm sticking with it.

Congrats on moving forward! emoticon

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