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August ends and September beginsÖ

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I had set some goals for August that I am not going to make. I had hoped to lose more weight than I did and Iím not so sure about the inches until I do my measurements tomorrow, but Iím just not feeling it. I also just made the fitness goal by the skin of my chinny chin chin.

Iím not wishing the summer away, but I feel like the heat has had a negative effect on my efforts. I couldnít exercise as intensely and I had more outside influences that made eating within my range a little more difficult. I also feel the stress of the last month made my eating habits a little out of control a few times.

September will be a better month for weight loss. I will be signing back up for a fitness class at our local college. I find them very motivating and I think my foot is almost ready for my favorite Interval Training class. I do have a wedding this weekend and than a couple of birthday parties during the month, but hopefully I will make it through without too many indulgencies.

I really want to get a handle on this stress and am moving forward with my positive attitude motivation!

  
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LIBBYFITZ 9/1/2010 2:19PM

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WILLOW49 9/1/2010 12:58PM

    Wishing you a Successful September!
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/31/2010 10:29PM

    Hello to a successful september

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 8/31/2010 10:12PM

    I so agree with you!! August was the worst month ever. The heat also had an effect on my weight. It just seemed like no matter what a person did, it wasn't right. I didn't meet any of my August goals, so you beat me on that one!

September WILL be our month to shine!! Together we can do it!
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GRANNYPEG 8/31/2010 10:01PM

    Best of luck with your goals. emoticon

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DEE107 8/31/2010 9:57PM

    Good luck you can do it but also remember that watch where you eat before the parties and you can eat a bit more tooo

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ANNFAUSNIGHT 8/31/2010 9:54PM

    Good luck with your goals. You can do it!

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A Favorite Salad

Monday, August 30, 2010

I'm winding down on my August Salad Challenge. I have succeeded in replacing a meal with a salad everyday this month. Most of the month I replaced lunch, but a couple of days I had to make breakfast my salad meal because of picnics and such. On my morning salad days I would eat a fruit salad.

Today was one of my favorite salads. It consisted of Baby spinach, baby carrots, feta cheese and shrimp. I cook the shrimp in a non stick pan with Emeril's Bayou Blast seasoning. Very tasty! emoticon Tomorrow I think I have a similar salad but with left over Salmon I have that was seasoned with lemon Dill.

As much as I love salads, I'm not sure after tomorrow when I will have another one! emoticon

  
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KAT7457 8/31/2010 5:00PM

    sounds good!!

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SUNNY2010 8/31/2010 2:16AM

    Sounds delicious! I love salads, so thank you for some ideas.

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DDOORN 8/30/2010 10:00PM

    Yummy salad! Love baby spinach in my salads!

Don

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IMREITE 8/30/2010 8:32PM

    i started modifying my diet to fit in more salads. i've tried adding berries to lettuce salads. i also started adding different beans and things to give different flavors, textures and colors.

when i am not in the mood for only a salad, i have a side salad as my 1-2 vegetable side and then some other item. fillinf and i get my veggies.

i can't eat lettuce everyday. it gives my a stomach ache.

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LIBBYFITZ 8/30/2010 8:16PM

    emoticonWell done on the salad challenge!

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September Goals

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Iíve been thinking about goals for September and think I want to focus more on my attitude. Work is a stressful place because of some political bull and after last weeks effort on my part to remain positive and as calm as possible during a very trying week Iíve decided I need to work on that attitude more. So Next month is going to be my Super, Spectacular, Splendid, Superb, Sensational September!

I will make it a point to take deep breaths throughout the day and not participate in gossip about the people at work. I will think positive thoughts and repeat them during the day. I will come up with positive mantras to live by throughout the month! I will be positive!

Other goals I will continue with that I currently do. I will eat within my calorie range and track my food. I will also continue with Cardio and strength training and attempt to increase total fitness minutes from last month. I will continue to drink water as my main source of liquid and get at least 8 glasses a day in. I will also get as much sleep as I can aiming for 7 Ė 8 hours.

This is going to be a great month!

  
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CATHY559 9/4/2010 1:46PM

  I liked your thoughts for September...makes me want to focus on being more positive too - too easy to get caught up in things that don't matter and bring me down. Thanks for posting and reminding me of what's important!

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BUCKHOLDT 8/30/2010 8:43PM

    What attitudes will produce a Super, Spectacular, Splendid, Superb, Sensational September?

Some ideas: develop great self-control and a healthy self-image.

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LINDABENEDICT 8/30/2010 4:11PM

    great goals !!!!

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LIBBYFITZ 8/30/2010 10:50AM

    emoticonThat is such a great goal. Positive thinking, I especially like the no gossip one, it is so easy to get caught up with office stuff! emoticon

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GLAMIT 8/29/2010 10:22PM

    emoticon emoticon I like~

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SAL2525 8/29/2010 8:00PM

    I did not just like this blog I LOVED it! Do you work with me at the detox because wow that place you describe sounds just like where I work! My normally positive attitude and been stretched so far it is now fraying along with my nerves. I am going to have to think long and hard as to how I can become more positive and definitely need to come up with a plan to do so. Thanks for bringing this issue up!
Sal

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Marvelous, Terrific, Wonderful, Thankful and FANTASTIC!

Friday, August 27, 2010

As I mentioned in an earlier blog I renamed the days of the week to help with my attitude to get through this very hectic week at work. I would say the new names out loud through out the day to different people. I even told them that yesterday that it was Thankful Thursday and part of the reason was because today was Fantastic Friday.

Today I came in to work and I had a note taped to my door from one of my co-workers that said, ďHappy Fantastic Friday! Love, SarahĒ. Two other co-workers thought that today was Fabulous Friday! So they got a little confused but they were close enough and it was a positive word! I was happy to see that my attitude had an effect on others.

It truly is the key to make up your mind to respond to things in a positive manner. How you react to situations really make a difference. My week was very stressful however, I continued to say positive things about my day Ė even if it was only the way I described the whole day and that made all the difference in the world. This is something I need to put in practice more often. It is often too easy to react in a negative way to things that donít go smoothly.

  
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SAL2525 8/28/2010 8:39AM

    Now where to my response go?? It is missing in Spark space. Anyway .... What a great idea to rename the days of the week. I think I will do so and post them on my locker at work! Thanks for the great idea and for spreading some positive vibes! Sal

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GLAMIT 8/28/2010 12:05AM

    I was trying really hard yesterday to not react to everything. It was really hard, but a great reminder when we get worked up. I'm glad your good attitude is wearing off on others.
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MPONTERIO 8/27/2010 11:17PM

    Great names! Thanks for sharing.

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DDOORN 8/27/2010 9:55PM

    We always have a choice as to how we want to react...and we can make such GREAT choices when we think: "how is what I'm going to say going to be heard and reacted to...?"

Great thoughts!

Don

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WILLOW49 8/27/2010 9:47PM

    Attitude of gratitude is my motto :) I like your names for the days of the week!
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CUBFANGIRL1 8/27/2010 9:41PM

    What a great attitude! Thanks for sharing and happy Fantastic Friday. . . hope you have a super Saturday and a stupendous Sunday! (ok lame, but I tried!)

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LIBBYFITZ 8/27/2010 8:32PM

    emoticon emoticonHave a super Saturday!

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KANSASROSE67 8/27/2010 8:00PM

    I thought this was a great idea. Thanks for sharing and I'm glad it's Fantastic Friday!

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Food disaster

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I am a newsletter editor and treasurer for a non profit organization and we have quarterly committee meetings. One member likes to have a dinner meeting at her house. When she and her husband prepare a meal for the committee members they go all out. They are fantastic entertainers.

All I can say is that my meal was much more than I should have had. I did choose small amounts, but there were too many options to choose from. I also had the blueberry pie with fresh cream and ice cream for dessert.

I am over my calories for the day, but I enjoyed every bite. Today is Thankful Thursday and I am Thankful they only do that once every year.

  
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LIBBYFITZ 8/27/2010 2:37PM

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LIBRATAH 8/27/2010 12:18AM

    It's not bad to splurge a little if it,s not done too often.

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BRADIA 8/26/2010 11:41PM

    It sounds terrific, not a disaster, at leas all you ate. You will just need to catch up and low your calorie intake next week so you can elliminate the excess.

Good luck

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POKIEFUZZBUCKET 8/26/2010 11:06PM

    Glad you enjoyed it! We all indulge from time to time - yes, thankfully it is infrequently and not every day! That would make life hard, lol. Back on track tomorrow!
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KAYE454 8/26/2010 10:01PM

  Just watch your calories the couple of days and exercise like crazy

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