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My kids are on a great path

Friday, March 30, 2012

I can't believe this.

I am preparing dinner and the kids are hungry. I am handing them raw capsicum (pepper) and raw green beans since dinner is not quite ready. I am telling them to lay off the fresh veges or they wont want their dinner!!!

  
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ARTJAC 3/30/2012 11:59PM

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 3/30/2012 4:41PM

    What a great mum - you are setting a wonderful example!
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OTERO222 3/30/2012 9:55AM

    That's awesome! My daughter likes cooked veggies, but I have to trick my son into eating them! Its a work in progress!

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AMANDA_AGAIN 3/30/2012 9:47AM

    Awesome!!

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SUNFLOWER4ME 3/30/2012 7:47AM

    Nomm nomm nommm munching on healthy food! Yay! emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 3/30/2012 7:37AM

    A blog on someone talking about what great kids they have! Your pride shows and I'm happy for you.

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I don't . . .

Thursday, March 22, 2012

This blog was inspired by my SP friend WATERMELLEN and her blog "First Core Belief Changed? Doughnuts!!".
My summary of her blog was that she came across a book by Susan Estrich who during her weightloss journey decided she 'doesn't do doughnuts'. Watermellen adopted this rule.
(Sorry - a really bad summary, but hopefully you get the idea - read the original!)

Anyway, it got me thinking. I could just chose a bad habit, and make that a blanket rule. 'I don't . . . "
I don't think you can have a list of 100 rules, since they would not have so much power. I don't think I would be as committed. It would mean 'I try not to . . ' rather than 'I don't . . '
If you started off with one rule - and when you have truly changed your behaviour maybe you could add another rule.

So, here it is
I don't eat leftovers off my children's plates.

This is a killer for me, since I hate wasting food.
Here is my strategy
1. Just serve them a small portion - if they want more, they can have it
2. If something is really not touched, I can put it back in the fridge - to either be presented to them later, or put on a plate for my next meal (tracked, of course)
3. If they have touched it - then it goes in the bin. I wish we had a dog.

I don't eat leftovers off my children's plates.

  
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KANOE10 3/24/2012 9:15AM

    That is an excellent step..even though it is hard to throw things away..your health is more important.
I don't do donuts anymore..I should read that book.

I also get rid of triggers if they are lying around too long. During Xmas I took goodies to work to get them out of the house.

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PENNYAN45 3/23/2012 11:37AM

    This is a good rule to have. And following it will no doubt improve your weight loss results.



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INBRAZILFORNOW 3/23/2012 8:36AM

    This is great...I read on someone's page that "we don't have to belong to the clean plate club anymore". That's my mantra when I fear wasting food.

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SUNFLOWER4ME 3/23/2012 3:48AM

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I understand this one too, I HATE wasting. So I justify overeating by saying its morally wrong to throw food away. Well, maybe we can change our acts that lead up to too much food, like buying less, or like you said serving less. Very good idea!

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WATERMELLEN 3/22/2012 9:59PM

    Hey!! I am so honoured!!

Gotta say, when my kids were small it was SOOOOOO hard not to eat the leftovers off their plates!

So that's a great one to start with!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 3/22/2012 9:17PM

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WENDYJM4 3/22/2012 9:15PM

    In realised this one a long time ago as I was eating my son's leftovers. It suddenly occurred to me one day that I was eating 2 meals instead of only one. I have never done it again. He is now 33 years old.



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AMANDA_AGAIN 3/22/2012 8:50PM

    Great idea!! I should do the same.....

I don't.....

I don't eat more than one piece of chocolate in a day.

That's going to be hard for me. But if I keep it up it will make a big difference.

Thanks!

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 3/22/2012 8:48PM

    What a great idea! I don't do diet coke!!!
You are also setting a great example for your children - well done! emoticon

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On the plus side

Friday, March 16, 2012

I have been moaning lately - all my SP status updates and my recent blogs have been complaining about being sick.

I thought it was time to focus on the plus side.

I turned 40 on the weekend. Its only a number - but it got me thinking.
I am fitter, slimmer and happier than I was on my 30th birthday.

I am really looking forward to next year's mountain bike race. I will be fitter again, & a more confident rider - and I will be competing in the veterans category. My aim is to finish in the top 10 of veteran women! That would be something. I finished about 34th this year in the open womens.

I am making plans to study to enable me to return to the work force when my youngest is ready to start school. Study! New Career! All good.

Plus, I have been camping for the last week, and was concerned that I might have gained some weight whilst I was away. I was not tracking, and was enjoying wine and chocolate around the campfire each night, and my mountain bike never got a look in - but this morning I got back on my scale. BAM - right in the middle of my target weight zone! Woo Hoo!

Have a good weekend people!


  
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KANOE10 3/20/2012 7:24AM

    Great for you maintaining while on a camping trip. You have made so many positive changes in your life..being serious about mountain biking..now looking for a new career when you kids go to college. All of mine have gone to college and I am still working.

Congratulations on a successful maintenance! emoticon

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BAYBELIEVER 3/19/2012 11:35AM

    Congratulations! That is awesome to be in your target range! I like the positive outlook. Something I strive for too, even when times are tough. Thanks for stopping by my blog and offering such a realistic, understanding comment. I appreciate it.

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 3/17/2012 5:28AM

    Congratulations on your scale victory. So great that you are in better shape than at 30 - imagine what you will be like at 50!!
Love your goal to be in the top 10 of veteran women - fabulous!
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Exercise, injury and life in general

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

So, I have a cough. 4 weeks and counting.
It started as a normal viral type thing - caught from my lovely children.
The doc now tells me it is an allergic thing.
I'm taking heyfever antihistamine, but I am still coughing violently many times per day.

Before this, I had been training for my mountain bike race. Getting a good amount of exercise. Not over doing it, but feeling good. Maintaining my weight for about 3 months.

Now I am struggling. I have done no cardio since Feb 18. My ribs are strained from the coughing, and I generally feel sub-par.

I decided I should change my spark fitness planner to reflect the fact that I am not exercising - and guess what? My daily calorie range has dropped by about 300 calories. So now, not only am I not getting the mood lifting effects of exercise - but the little treats I allowed myself in a day are going to be off limits if I want to maintain my weight.

It's only a little cough.
I am not dying. And with some more medical attention I should be able to get the cough under control, and once I stop coughing, my ribs will get better, and I will be back to normal.
A few more weeks. Maximum. This is not a big thing.
There are many people with a lot worse to deal with. So many.

So, why do I feel so down? So flat. Dare I say it? Depressed even.

The important things for me at the moment

- Watch what I am eating - gaining weight will only make me less happy.
- Do what I can. Walking at a leisurely pace is not much, but it is something.
- Get the medical intervention I need - suffering in silence is dangerous.
- Look for other pleasures. Laugh, love, etc
- Keep in touch with supportive people. Sparkies included!

This is my plan of attack. Thanks for listening.


  
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WATERMELLEN 3/15/2012 7:43AM

    You can do this! And: good planning to get yourself through recovery! I've had to lay off exercise and several points (after surgeries, etc.) and: know that I will always return to it as soon as I am able to do so. Because: I always have. Knowing somehow works to distract the depression . . . yeah!

Thanks for your comments on my "changing core beliefs" blog: I hope tha the strategies you've decided are your new core beliefs work well for you! Will be checking for your "report"!!

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ADVENTURESEEKER 3/14/2012 11:27PM

    Awww! The endorphins created from the exercise are amazing things- they keep our moods lifted. That could be what's lacking. Catch-22 I know, but you'll add it back in soon and then BAM! Challenges challenges everywhere in maintenance. Good thing you are staying on track in maintenance :)

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HDHAWK 3/14/2012 9:38PM

    I'm sorry you've been fighting this for so long. It is frustrating when you've got momentum going and then you get hurt or sick. I hope you can at least start walking a little soon. emoticon

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Exercise, injury and life in general

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

So, I have a cough. 4 weeks and counting.
It started as a normal viral type thing - caught from my lovely children.
The doc now tells me it is an allergic thing.
I'm taking heyfever antihistamine, but I am still coughing violently many times per day.

Before this, I had been training for my mountain bike race. Getting a good amount of exercise. Not over doing it, but feeling good. Maintaining my weight for about 3 months.

Now I am struggling. I have done no cardio since Feb 18. My ribs are strained from the coughing, and I generally feel sub-par.

I decided I should change my spark fitness planner to reflect the fact that I am not exercising - and guess what? My daily calorie range has dropped by about 300 calories. So now, not only am I not getting the mood lifting effects of exercise - but the little treats I allowed myself in a day are going to be off limits if I want to maintain my weight.

It's only a little cough.
I am not dying. And with some more medical attention I should be able to get the cough under control, and once I stop coughing, my ribs will get better, and I will be back to normal.
A few more weeks. Maximum. This is not a big thing.
There are many people with a lot worse to deal with. So many.

So, why do I feel so down? So flat. Dare I say it? Depressed even.

The important things for me at the moment

- Watch what I am eating - gaining weight will only make me less happy.
- Do what I can. Walking at a leisurely pace is not much, but it is something.
- Get the medical intervention I need - suffering in silence is dangerous.
- Look for other pleasures. Laugh, love, etc
- Keep in touch with supportive people. Sparkies included!

This is my plan of attack. Thanks for listening.


  
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PATTYKLAVER 3/15/2012 7:31AM

    You've got a good back up plan going and that's great. Hoping the cough goes away soon!

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