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To Eat or not to Eat, that is the Question!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We had a family birthday celebration Sunday after church. I knew there was going to be cheesecake and cupcakes with icing in honor of the birthday. I keep reading that this is a lifetime way of eating and this is a celebration and of course we should celebrate. So I go over everything that I had been doing pertaining to eating and tracking my food and also exercising and tracking my exercise for the week. I also think back to when I started on this journey of getting fit on September 2, 2014. I have been going down in weight a little most weeks. So I decided to enjoy the cheesecake and also a cupcake. I really did enjoy the cheesecake and savored the taste. The cupcake did not really do that much for me. Next time I will omit the cupcake. Maybe have a little more cheesecake! :)

Today is Tuesday and it is my weigh-in day. I say a little prayer thanking God for everything and I step on the scale. I open my eyes and I looked at the scale and digital readout said 160.8! I am almost in the 150's. I am thrilled! I can see my goal getting closer and more achievable. I can do this!

I am down 18.2 pounds since I began the first week in September. That is right on target. I walk most days for my exercise. I find that I enjoy the Walk Away the Pounds dvds by Leslie Sansone. They are effective for me and not so difficult. I think as I drop more weight I may enjoy a higher impact exercise, but for now this is working. I really don't need a lot of bouncing to get fit.

I am very thankful for my weight loss and getting closer to my goal weight.
So to answer the question of "to eat or not to eat", the answer is YES! emoticon

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LJCANNON 11/23/2014 12:25AM

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MILPAM3 10/28/2014 6:35PM

  I'm with you -- bouncing is highly overrated!

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GAILANN48 10/28/2014 5:37PM

    Congrats on your loss! You're doing GREAT!

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GOLFGMA 10/28/2014 2:31PM

    Goof progress! emoticon

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ALEBU78 10/28/2014 10:49AM

  Keep up the good work!!!!!:)

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Way off track!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Well, I have not tracked food or done exercise in months and have gained all the weight that I lost and then some. My daughter and I were exercising regularly together and then she was pregnant and we stopped going to zumba and rarely got in the swimming pool or walked. I thought I was making good eating choices. I bought Ezekiel bread and enjoyed it thinking it would be a good choice for the times that I ate bread. Well, I am going to start buying the 40 calorie bread like I did when I was being vigilant with weight watchers and made my goal weight. That was several years back.

Today my daughter and I are going to do an exercise Richard Simmons DVD. Baby Robin is now one month old and daughter, Michelle is ready to ease back into exercise. I enjoy the company when I exercise and she does too. So happy to be thinking of getting this weight off.

We are most thankful for the blessing of our new baby granddaughter, Robin. Soon we will be pushing the stroller for walks in the neighborhood. It has to get a little cooler and the mosquitoes have to go away. My dog, Butch will be ready for walks too. He too gained weight and needs his figure back!

It is going to be a chore to get back in shape. I went up a size in clothes and had to go thrifting to find jeans that fit. Ugh! Not good for a short person like me.

Well, enough ranting and now I am ready to tackle my task of losing weight.

Let's do it!

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IGNITEME101 9/5/2014 7:38PM

    only a loser gives up. Y0u're a winner!!

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DJ4HEALTH 9/5/2014 1:39AM

    Sounds good to me and it is a great plan too emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GAILANN48 9/4/2014 9:18AM

    Seeing how you've taken a hard look at the exact things that pushed you off track is an inspiration! Thank you for your honesty, and for your forward-looking positive attitude. I know how disappointing steps backward can feel, but YES, you can turn that around!

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LESLIESENIOR 9/3/2014 12:34PM

    How glorious to have a new baby granddaughter! And, just as wonderful is the beautiful relationship you have with your daughter. I'm sure that you will both enjoy getting back on track together. But, what could be more "on track" than great relationships with family. It is wonderful motivation to be healthy.
Have a blessed day!!!

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DANCINCAJUN1 9/3/2014 12:22PM

    so good to hear from you .... sounds like you have a great plan .... you can do it for sure ... still bobbling here .... lose 2 gain 2 lose 2 .... but happy I haven't gained all back .... I've got to get on a regular plan and stick to it --- that is the hardest part .... welcome back and go get em !! roc

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Not a good day

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Today I weighed and have have gained 14 pounds since November 2013. That is very depressing. I stopped tracking food, weight and did not do regular exercise during this time. I did walk a few times per week, but nothing on a regular basis. I know that I went out to eat more than I normally would. Anyway, I am really having a wake up call this morning. I decided to weigh and it was not what I expected. I knew my clothes were getting tight, but I was shocked by the gain.

I am realizing I am going to be one of those people that must track food and weigh in. I was in a dream world thinking I could coast. But no! That is not working for me.

Here is to basically starting over on my weight loss journey. I knew that I was not as energetic as I had been in the past. I was even getting winded when I walked. That has never happened to me. I know I am getting older, but really, I want to be fit.

Okay, I have to get busy. I must get busy. I have much work to do to get this load off yet again.

This is day one for me. I don't want to be a yo yo dieter. I need stability. For me, it looks like I must be accountable.

Ok, now the pity party is over. I know my mistakes and I must meet the challenge to become physically fit and weigh within a healthy weight for my height.


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FOUNDER3 4/7/2014 9:12PM

    I so know just how you feel.

That's ok. You can do anything when you only have to do it for one day. This journey is about doing your best, one day at a time.

You will have days when you follow the plan, and you will have days when you do the best you can. And, really, the best you can is, wait for it, the best you can! LOL

Enjoy today.

I just noticed that John said pretty much the same thing. That's ok, it bears repeating!


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PATRICIA441 4/7/2014 11:50AM

  Tracking our food is a hugh tool in losing weight. Getting some form of exercise is necessary also. It has to be fun so you will want to do it. You can do this when you realize how important it is to your health and well being. You have beautiful grandchildren that need you there for them. I am a click away if you need me! Hugs. Pat

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LIVELYGIRL2 4/6/2014 5:04PM

  I hope you have come up with a plan and support! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I don't think today was a bad day for you. You woke up and saw the facts.

You can do this.

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DANCINCAJUN1 4/6/2014 12:04PM

    so glad to see you around my friend .... we will do this together .... all of us .... Roc
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GAILANN48 4/6/2014 11:49AM

    I was in exactly the same place twelve days ago, Cheryl, and know the mix of shock and dismay you feel...disappointment, too. I also understand the realization that we're likely better off logging than not. TODAY is the day that matters, each 24 hours a single retry. We can do this, Friend.

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IDLETYME 4/6/2014 10:46AM

    emoticon This time you will make a plan and stick to it. (Just don't make it so impossible to do).

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    The past is just that, past. Live today as you know you should every day and success will follow you to the end of your days.

Make today a great day!

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Day Tripping!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Yesterday, my husband and I had a fantastic day trip and I know that I ate way off track. Everything started out pretty good, but as the day went on I just enjoyed the food along with all the beautiful sights on the country roads in west Texas. I got a salad with a cup of fruit at chick fil la. I love to eat fruit on the salad. Anyway, I put honey mustard on it, thinking that would be low in calories. Ugh! The honey mustard was 100 calories! Oh well, I will just count it. And be done with it.

Next I decided to eat a bite of my husband's order of waffle fries. Yikes! That triggered a eating spree of eating them until they were gone. emoticon Glad my husband was too busy getting out of Dodge and didn't notice.

On to the Billy the Kid museum in Hico, TX we go! We loved the little town and the great people. It is a small town and we recently saw it reviewed on Bob Phillips Country Reporter. We are getting ideas for our mini trips from him and also the Day Tripper show.

We decided to eat at the Mexican restaurant a couple of doors down from the museum. Oh my goodness, I enjoyed the veggie quesadillas, guacamole, salsa , and chips! The chips always get me started on a happy dance to eating.

Anyway, turn out the lights. The party is over. It back to counting and tracking my food today.

Yesterday sure was fun though. emoticon
Well, Hico is not really west Texas but it is west of Fort Worth, so that seems west to me.

And oops, we went to a wonderful chocolate factory in Hico and I sampled the tasty chocolates.
Enjoy your day. I will too!

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FUTUREHOPE49 11/5/2013 3:11PM

    Chocolates- yummy, that would do it for me too. You have to have some fun sometimes

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HABITATVITALITY 10/22/2013 10:28PM

    LOL, sounds like you had an awesome time with all that food! Yes chips start me off also - can't go near them - if I do, it's all over red rover! haha

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IMAVISION 10/18/2013 5:53PM

    Thinking of west Texas to be over El Paso way, I sure was wondering what you found so beautiful to look at in that part of our country. emoticon Although your description of Hico reminded me of some of the lovely little towns in New Mexico - not all that far from El Paso.

My beloved MrV & I so enjoy day trips - at times with just the two of us & at other times with friends who enjoy such outings. We also enjoy over night trips & we have a nice list of trusted B&Bs to stay in on such trips. What I do is pack a picnic lunch & snacks to be assured that we have wholesome food to partake of & then we have our tried & true restaurants where we are assured that we can enjoy our evening meal without concern of getting off course program-wise. When we head to "new to us" territory, we do as much "homework" as possible, so that we have a good idea as to what is on offer that will fit our needs.

"Keep Tripping!" & God bless you with safe travel!


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DANCINCAJUN1 10/18/2013 2:46PM

    but I bet before you would have had twice as much and never gave it much thought ... we all get our fun days every once in a while .... so happy you two got out and about to enjoy your time together. Roc

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MATTEROFHEART 10/18/2013 12:47PM

    Glad you had a great trip!

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Sledge hammer

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Ok for me to lose a half pound or even a whole pound it seems that it takes forever to show on the scale. Forever meaning at least a week before the scale goes down. It is like a sledge hammer working diligently hammering away and then finally, bingo! It is gone. I am thrilled for the loss. But then my dear husband decides he needs to lose some weight and in 3 days, he loses 11 pounds. I am so happy for him and I tell him that is wonderful. Keep up the good work! But deep inside me, I feel a little frustration and maybe I am envious of his achievement. Then I feel guilty of not being able to do as well as he does.

It is what it is, but still I would like to some day magically look on the scale and say, I lost ten pounds! Yes, I know there is no magic in losing weight and that his loss is probably a lot of water loss and may not stay gone for very long. Still I am a little jealous of not being able to say, I just lost ten pounds this week. emoticon

Now that I vented, I feel somewhat better. Off to the toolbox to get the sledge hammer.

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BRADMILL2922 10/16/2013 4:51AM

    The scale isn't the end all be all so don't put all your stock in it!

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HDHAWK 10/5/2013 8:50PM

    Men always lose faster than women. They have more muscle and burn more calories in general. It will come off when it comes off! Unfortunately for us it takes more work to lose.

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TERRY0217 10/5/2013 8:07PM

    Don't worry about that darn scale...I once threw mine out the door! as long as you're eating right and working';ll be fine!


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LIVENOW2012B 10/5/2013 10:41AM

    Don't worry about what the scale says. How do your clothes fit? How do you feel? Those are more important ways to measure your progress. Remember, if you are building muscle, your weight loss may not show up on the scale as fast, since muscle weighs more than fat, but the payoff is that more muscle makes it easier in the long run to lose weight.

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TXGRANDMA 10/5/2013 10:08AM

    I agree on weighing yourself only occasionally and not obsessing about the scales! They are the worst way to measure your progress. You know, of course, since men's metabolism is higher than ours due to their muscle-to-fat composition (they have more muscle, and that in itself burns calories) they lose weight MUCH faster than women do. No doubt though that some of his loss is also water. They don't tend to drink enough water.

Hang in there! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WRITINGRUNNER 10/5/2013 9:24AM

    I have got rid of the scales, and it's a million times better. That way I can only check occasionally and have been noticing the trend, rather that hourly fluctuations! Definitely agree with the man thing. They have no idea how hard it can be!

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