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So I goofed up!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

So, if anyone has noticed, and I am sure you have.... I haven't been posting my victories. That's because there have't been any. I fell off track and gained a few pounds....4 to be exact... and a couple of inches on parts that I had lost on. So... I am back on track now. I feel like I am starting over, which in a sense, I am. Back to weighing and measuring my foods. I did slack off on that aspect, and I know that had something to do with the weight gain. You would think that I could "eyeball" the portion sizes by now, but NOOOO!!! I still need to see the real numbers that my food scale tells me. That, and not eating the snacks that I so love to eat.
I will admit that I no longer eat huge quantities of food, but the snacking did get out of control.... you know.. a couple of cookies here, and brownie there, just a small extra piece of cake for a celebration, you get the idea. So, yeah.. thats where I am at right now. I guess all the bike riding and exercising I do just isn't enough to offset the amount of calories I consume. So enough whining about my failures.. I am on track again, and I will continue to strive toward success.
Oh.... by the way, my blood pressure is down. It was never high enough to be on medication, but high enough for my doctor to be more concerned. He had me monitor it for a while, and since I have been eating healthier, (bef0re falling off the healthy wagon), my pressure did go down to a more reasonable level. So far, so meds yet. Another reason to stay eating healthy.... I don't want to be on meds. I know some people are on it and it has made a dramatic difference, I just don't want to be on meds if I can avoid it.
So... I am done now. On to my exercise time, and charting my foods!

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BIZEEMOMTO3 5/28/2009 10:40PM

    If you fall down 7 times, get up 8. And you are doing just that! You are a winner Rose, and you know what it takes to reach your goals. You are an amazing woman. emoticon

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ROSEACLARK 5/28/2009 9:32PM

    Thanks for the encouragement! It does sound pretty whiny, doesn't it! But it really wasn't. Just stating the facts that I worked so hard, and then got lazy about it all. But you are right. I will only have failed if I stop trying completely. And I am not going to stop trying. Thanks again for your imput. emoticon

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PLATINUM755 5/28/2009 8:46PM

    Don't be so hard on yourself, everyone has setbacks. The only failure is when you stop trying, and it doesn't sound like you have. You needed a break, but you're back now and that is what most important. This is about creating a healthy lifestyle, not punishment or denial, which means you can have those foods you "so love to eat", just do it in moderation and space them out. Remember, it doesn't matter how many times you fall down, but how many times you get up...and you're up again...Hang in there...You can do this!

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I'm a Winner!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I really feel great about my recent challenge that I took for the month of March with the Massachusetts Sparklers. We had to do 3 things. Stay within our calories, drink at least 8 glasses of water daily, and exercise for at least 10 minutes. I took on that challenge and surprisingly, day by day, I met that challenge. We had to log on and post whether we did our "challenges", and it was fun seeing everyone log on and all strive toward the same goal of getting healthy and setting new habits of eating well and exercising.
I always have the best intentions to keep up, but fail more times than I care to admit. But this time, I don't know what got into me, I just did it. Day by day, and soon the challenge was over.... and I got a gold medal!! WOO HOO!
I've been on SparkPeople for 1 year, but it was only this year, 2009, that I got serious and wanted to make a difference. And I guess I did!! Thank you, SparkPeople, and to everyone who did the challenge as well. We all won because I am sure we learned some new good habits regarding eating and exercising.
Looking forward to learning more good habits and breaking those old ones that have kept me in an "unhealthy" condition.
GO! SPARK TEAMS! emoticon

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MOTHEROFANGELS3 4/7/2009 10:12PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon your the best keep at it your doing great, love that attitude.

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