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Counting Calories.......

Monday, July 09, 2007

Okay today was funny, there were some popsicles brought in to work, I was offered one, and I declined. I asked to see the box and started looking at the calorie information, I made a comment about the calories being low, and saw a woman looking at me like I was crazy because I was counting calories. I just laughed because I am doing what works for me, and I refused to entertain her behavior. A woman made a comment to me the other day saying she was going to have a party but I was not allowed to have any ice cream and cake because I have been working out and taking care of me, so she didn't want me to mess up my progress. I told her that was a decision for me to decide on my own. I am glad she is taking into consideration my hard work and efforts but at the same time I thought that was not for her to discuss out in front of our other co-workers whom I had not discussed my mission with. I would rather them just see the results right now. I just started working there and am not comfortable with them to just be put on blast................................ I am still shy!

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KEENIEBOY 7/10/2007 11:13PM

    You have to ignore some people. Alot of times they are mad because they want to get with the program too but have tried and failed soooo many times until they have nothing but negativity to say when they see some one else giving it there all. Luckly I don't have this problem at work anymore. In the beginning when I first started dieting, I did because they didn't think that I was serious. Now they come to me for advice (LOL)!!!

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KEIAHNAM 7/10/2007 10:39AM

    She was putting you on blast. I have the same problem with someone here. I try my hardest to ignore them, but it's very hard. She's an older woman and really should know better, but some older women think they can say just anything to younger women JUST because we're younger. Um, you're not MY mother. Argghhh! Sorry, venting, just wanted to say I know what you're going through. People trying to be funny just ain't funny. When you're sexy, they'll be jealous. So keep being good to you. And how did you get a picture in your blog?

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BLUEANGEL57 7/10/2007 9:57AM

    What a strange thing to do! Invite you to a party and tell you not to eat the cake! What I discovered is the surest way to get someone to eat is to tell them not to.

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Now or Later???

Sunday, July 08, 2007

I don't like to say Never, but sometimes when we keep putting off our goals we are the ones who suffer in the long run. I am so glad that I have been taking the NOW approach. I know that I used to take the later approach and then guess what time would roll around and I would be back at square one, with a few more pounds. I used to write up plans to lose weigh but never had the determination or the perseverance to work through my goals. It took some growth through me to get to this point and it feels good to know that I have come this far and that I am actually making it happen. I ask you to choose NOW!!!!

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POCOHANTAZ 7/9/2007 1:23PM

    I am with ya Queen!!!!!

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MINUTE_FAWN 7/9/2007 1:28AM

    This post pretty much summarizes how I came to be at SparkPeople. I kept putting off eating better and working out until some mythical day in the future when my life would be sorted out and I would have a regular schedule.

It's honestly taken me years to realize that consistency just isn't forthcoming in my life and if I want to do things, particularly things for myself, I need to make them a priority and, yes, do them NOW.

Thank you for this great reminder of why I'm here.

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    Yes. I agree. Now has become my motto too. I think that the discipline of losing weight spills over into the rest of our life. We find that we are no longer afraid to get things done. What a wonderful side benefit.

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Anxious to Succeed!!!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Do you ever become anxious to succeed?? I am so anxious right now its just crazy. I am so ready to get out of the 200 club. I see so many people leaving the club and I am just ready for my time to come up. I look back at last year when I was 281 at this time and I had just started working out, July 14th to be exact I will never forget that date, for that was when I saw 281 and I would have never guessed that I would be where I am today, right now, making plans for this week to lose more, eat better and more than ready to cross over the 200 mark into Onederland. I know I am at 228, the old me would be like oh that is so far away, but the new me, knows that this takes planning, motivation, encouragement and preparation. I am just so ready I can smell the victory and see the exits coming up. I am just ready, I am ready, I am ready. There's no stopping us now. We will all reach our goals here............Succeess is the only Option, Failure is not allowed, Team Work is Key!!! Jump around, jump around!!!!! Okay, I guess you can tell I am revved up right now, I am on a natural high, this thing called confidence will do that to you!!! Yes its like 10:54 pm.LOL

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M_BOLDEN74 7/8/2007 3:51AM

    you have the right attitude when it comes to weight loss...i am proud of you and continue to keep doing your thing mama

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LPRUE71 7/8/2007 1:50AM

    You'll be there in no time- Girl--I ain't mad at you at all.

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CHEZBLEU 7/8/2007 1:18AM

    Girl, you just hyped me up and it's midnite. You will be onderland before you know it. Keep up the good work!

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Sometimes what you want may not be what you want!!!!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Okay today I went to the Weiner House, my daughter had a coupon for a free meal so I thought that would be dinner. I had decided on getting hamburger w/o mayo and use mustard instead. Okay I also got fries. Their prices were pretty good. The food was not. My fries were crunchy, and my burger had more bread than meat on it. I was so disappointed because here I thought I would get a nice juicy burger and it just killed my meal. I know I shouldn't always listen to my cravings they can be deceitful. Those fries were just ugh.........

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INHEALTH 7/10/2007 2:41AM

  I just read your comments. I had a similar experience. After begining to eat healthy, I did some weering off the path and found that it upset my stomach. I'm glad to hear that I wasn't just imagining things. Thanks for your sharing, because it helps me put things into perspective more. I need to keep on pushing. Your comments have inspired me.

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MSDIVA1128 7/7/2007 10:38AM

    I just had a similar experience on the 4th. I ate just a couple pieces of B.B.Q.ed meat, and a couple of spoons of potato salad, and my stomach was messed up all the next day. I had a Major case of the trots, all day at work, I really should have stayed home that day. I guess all our little tummys are getting pretty use to the new healthy food. I agree with Slim, I would be willing to bet that the old you would have gobbled up those crunchy fries, and that meatless hamburger, and probably would have been clammering for more. What a long way you've come.
You go to the head of the class!!!

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LADYPREACHER1 7/7/2007 10:38AM

    Hi Red. It's amazing how our taste changes when we start eating healthy. I'll take a homemade turkey burger over a fried fastfood burger anyday now. I believe in treating myself somtimes, but still try to eat the healthier foods when I do eat out.
I found that when I ate the greasy stuff it made me ill. (Praise God) Don't beat yourself up for eating that meal, you're doing great.

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LOLA9882 7/6/2007 10:14PM

    I totally agree with SLIM! It just doesn't taste good anymore (let alone what it does to your stomach). I'm sure you'll think twice next time you go out for a hamburger and fries. Homemade always tastes better anyway - and it's better for you!

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    Red. I wonder if the old you would have thought the same thing. After you get used to eating good wholesome food, the fast food is just not the same.

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Just Rambling.......

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Its crazy, I have a brother who wants to gain weight, however he has a nice build and he can eat anything and everything when he wants to. Cheeseburgers early in the morning and everything is fine. I have a sister who is really slim, never had to diet in her whole life, and yet in my moments of thickness, she always thought I looked better than her, and I at the moment wishing I was slim as she was. Its funny because now I wonder how will things be if I get as small as she is. That would be something else. I wonder how would she take it?? I know now that some of us have to work harder to keep the weight off than others. I know my metabolism has to have an extra push from me, and that according to my body's mechanics I have to do what I have to do to help it along with weight loss, maintenance, and all this other good stuff. Its weird that once being a part of the Clean plate club, my membership has been revoked, I can now just eat enough and turn away a meal without feeling bad about it. I am doing so much better its like learning me all over again, a new girl is coming out!!!


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