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Back on track..

Friday, January 25, 2013

Well, January is here and almost gone..

I have not been Saprking much since mid-December, I have had alot on my plate with work and family. I have checked in when I could, not wanting to totally lose touch. I have tried to keep myself in the fore front, as much as I could, and I was surprised to see some changes..

Things did not completely fall off the wagon (as opposed to my hips) in the last month.. I tried where I could, and I have been thrilled to realize that I have made some changes that have 'stuck'..my portion control has greatly improved, and I didn't eat everything in site over the Holidays! I managed to enjoy without too much over indulging... I have also noticed that my food interests have changed slightly as well.. I am not as interested in some of 'my' bad choices, as I was in the past! Yay! Good food choices are actually tasting like 'good' food! Does that make sense? I have only gained 3 lbs...

I have been to a closer, newer gym (never used my old gym, did not feel ever as tho I belonged, so that was a huge waste!) with a friend - 3 times on a visitors pass! I love it! And I am joining today - I felt like I belonged, right away!!

My son gave me Leslie Sansones walking collection on DVD, as well as Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred for Xmas I am enjoying Leslie's, but have yet to try Jillian's... I'll keep you posted :)

Keep on keeping on!

emoticon paula

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GRANDEFILLE 1/25/2013 1:49PM

    That's great! 3 pounds over the hollidays is something you should kill fast. you are doing good by coming back here. A new gym and some nice DVD should help also!

You can do this!

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Annoyed at Myself

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Well, the worst of the high winds are gone now - I'm about 45 minutes north of Toronto - but the rain just keeps coming. A steady rain that is supposed to continue for at least the next 2 days. Flooding over this time will be our newest concern.

I have been grilling chicken and veg, making lots of fresh salads, and having fruit and nuts for snacks, trying to recover from my weekend. I am annoyed with myself, as tomorrow is our final weigh-in for our "Biggest Loser" contest at work. I have been vying between 1st and 2nd place with my boss for the $200 prize, and today when I weighed I was UP..bummer.. I will be drowning myself with my water today - Wish me luck

Keep on Keeping ON... You're my INSPIRATION!!

emoticon paula

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    Wow that is great to be fighting for 1st and 2nd place. CRAZY!!!!
So proud of you.

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JUSTLYN1964 10/30/2012 6:24PM

  Take a laxative (KIDDING!!!)

GOOD LUCK with your weigh in tomorrow Paula!


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DOINITRIGHT2012 10/30/2012 3:36PM

    Wishing you luck on your weigh in, but remember how far you"be come! emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 10/30/2012 3:08PM

    I would encourage you to get up tomorrow and put in a killer 45 minute workout before work tomorrow. Also, make sure to use the restroom before weigh-in and go to bed early tonight so that you are well rested. Also limit your carbs this evening. You got this!

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The Saturday Eating Challenge... eek!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hi everyone..

I hope you all have had a good weekend, and for those of you in the path of the storm, that you are all safe and well...

I did not have the best day for eating yesterday. DH and I went out for breakfast..eggs, bacon, home fries and rye toast. I skipped the fries, but ate the toast & bacon. I didn't feel too bad, as I have been very good lately, and was allowing the meal as a small reward..

Where it went south was: We stopped at our best friends in the afternoon...where she put out pistachios..yup! Then nachos and cheese..yup! Then ordered pizza...with cocktails (with diet pop)...yup!! Well, I ate some nuts (tried not to have a lot).. had some nachos (again, tried to only have a few).. I had 2 small squares of pizza...not a great day for the diet..

But, rather than the old patterns of "beating myself up"' I can say.. that I still can see the positive changes I have made. I showed a moderation that I would never have shown in the past. I would have made sure I thoroughly enjoyed all of these favorites!!

This time, it was have some, but I didn't have to go crazy.. So, that in itself feels good :) And, back on track today..

Keep on Keeping ON..you're my inspiration!!

emoticon paula

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DOINITRIGHT2012 10/28/2012 7:16PM

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JUSTLYN1964 10/28/2012 3:06PM

  Good job Paula!!! You're so on the right track! emoticon

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PARKSCANADA 10/28/2012 1:49PM

    Sometimes it's so easy to get caught up in the details that we miss the big picture. Congrats on recognizing the positive steps you have made, not beating your self up and continuing your healthy journey in the right direction!

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Winding down October..

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

emoticon WoW!! Only one week left!!

I am down 4 lbs in October. No where near my goal. So, while sitting here trying to decide what to blog, I evaluated what has changed this month, beyond the numbers on the scale..

I have dramatically increased my daily water intake...plus! I have taken vitamins everyday...plus! I have been too busy lately, and have not been getting in my eating small portions of protein/carbs every 2-3 hrs, leaving me hungry, and therefore maybe eating too much or too late in the evening...negative..BUT... In this falter, I have learned the importance and effectiveness that it brings to my success in weight loss....plus!! I now have realized, that when I eat small amounts, often, I DO NOT feel as hungry, I keep my blood sugar stable which allows me to eat less, end up eating better, and as weird as this is, the more I eat, the more weight I lose...plus!!

So, before I go off the deep end, and feel bad about not having lost as much weight, I have decided to take the lesson I have learned and be sure I apply it in this final week of the month, and moving forward in my weight loss journey...

I mean, this is a journey right?? ..Examining what works for us, and what doesn't..what keeps us on the path..even our mental attitude - negative self-deprecating talk, or a positive attitude and learning from our mistakes... Success is a choice..

(I just think I wrote my Blog for today! hee hee)

Keep on keeping ON!! You're my Inspiration!!

emoticon paula

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JUSTLYN1964 10/28/2012 3:09PM

  Take the 4 and run with it!!! emoticon

You're right... this journey helps us to discover what works for us personally... and we can't rush a good thing emoticon

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CAROLYNL8E 10/24/2012 3:10PM

    Sounds like you have learned a lot this month. You have lost 4 lbs this month which is fantastic! Congratulations. emoticon

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

emoticon Surviving Thanksgiving!!

I mentioned in my last Blog that I was headed north, with the whole Fam-dam-ly, for Canadian Thanksgiving. It was wonderful :) My dinner was the best it has ever been - I had a plan... everyone's favourite treats... even good choice for me so that I wouldn't feel deprived. I allowed myself a small taste of this, a treat of that, and even a few cocktails - but (and I don't know why, but I'm thrilled any ways), I stayed with the PLAN, focused and committed to myself. I didn't feel left out, or hungry, or "tested". Pretty cool stuff!

I had a mental work week, once we got home Monday night. I have even worked 3 days "IN" the last 2 (about 30 hrs). This meant no time to check in on the computer this week. I was bagged... I am happy to say tho, that despite of the stress, the long hours, sleeping lousy, I managed to do well and eat healthy!! Yay!

The scales even showed a 1.3 lb loss despite the Holiday. Things are clicking!!

I was secretly worried while I was away, that when I got back and weighed, that I might have left ONE-derland, after only just arriving back to the scene.. I SOOOO did not want to gain and go back...never!!!

So, actually losing this week, reinforced the fact that I have a choice. The POWER. Ya, ME, I have it, if I actually COMMIT to it. I even got my 8 glasses in this week (this is a tuff one for me) Gotta love the MIO ...

This ONE-derland is the land of improved energy. The land of a more positive attitude... it feels pretty darn good here. There's pride here, a sense of accomplishment!

ONE-derland feels warm and inviting - kinda shines a ray of sunshine on everything! I'm thinking, this is worth the effort to stick around...Better yet I'M worth the effort. Imagine that!!

Keep on Keeping ON!! You're my inspiration!!

emoticon paula

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    Way to go girl! I remember last thanks giving hey you come a long way. emoticon

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SHELOG 10/15/2012 8:50PM

    Great work Paula. Hopefully I can join you in onederland soon.

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BONOLICIOUS2 10/15/2012 7:44AM

    LOVE THIS! You go girl, live it up!!!!

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DOINITRIGHT2012 10/14/2012 12:01PM

    Wow and emoticon Your hard work and dedication is making a difference. Keep thinking about those little steps that make a big difference and you will be unstoppable!

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JUSTLYN1964 10/14/2012 10:59AM

  Good job Paula!!! emoticon

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LUVLYLORELEI 10/14/2012 3:09AM

    Great job! That gives me hope that maybe my birthday cake next week won't completely throw me off track! emoticon

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