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Making Progress

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Last night I went to the supermarket and bought all the ingredients to make a delicious Organic whole wheat pasta and Organic balsamic chicken, it was delicious. I added broccoli and cherry tomatoes sauted in garlic and olive oil to my pasta. And the chicken was marinated with a homemade low fat marinade made from a Spark recipe. It was amazing, even my husband enjoyed it and he's not a fan of trying new foods. He didn't even know there was mustard in the marinade. emoticon

  
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X5X52000 11/14/2012 7:30PM

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STODD251 11/14/2012 3:01PM

    Sounds like a delicious meal!

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Over the Weekend

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The weekend always poses a challenge for me. There is always an invitation to go out to dinner, to come over and have dinner, to come over and hang out. Some how food makes itself into every ocassion. Even church fellowship becomes filled with donuts and cake. But something great happened to me this weekend. I bumped into an old friend who was extremely overweight. I use the word WAS, because she is now 154 pounds lighter. I was floored by how great she looked. When I asked her how did she do it. Her answer was WILL POWER. She said she had a turning point in her life where she realized how big she had gotten and that she no longer wanted to live that way. She went to see a nutritionist and started working hard toward watching what she ate. She told me it took 2 1/2 years, but here she is 154 pounds lighter. She inspired me. She told me if I put my mind to it, I could do it. She suggested I plan a trip or buy an outfit and then hang it up as motivation that I was going to one day fit into that. She said everyday look at that outfit or trip or picture and remind myself that is what I'm working toward. She said she didn't kill herself at the gym and it didn't happen over night. She said it was a consistent conscious effort to make smarter food choices and choosing exercise in every day chores. I left her amazed, intrigued and very motivated. emoticon

  
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SAPPHIRE0799 11/13/2012 1:05PM

  Thank you Ladies! emoticon I'm trying

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STODD251 11/13/2012 11:03AM

    Weekends are always tough for a lot of people. Partially because of all things that involve food, but also because of the lack of structure. I can do very well when everything is prescheduled but it's much harder when I have time off. I'm too tempted to do nothing, just because I can. But I'm glad you got motivated. I know that you can do it. Just take one step at a time and it will happen

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So Far

Friday, November 09, 2012

Well the last few days have been a challenge. Here in NYC with all the commotion going on with Hurricane Sandy the days have been a bit stressful. Couple stress with menstrual time and meet bad food choices. I am noticing more and more that I am an emotional eater. When I get stressed I mindlessly snack. When I seem to be hungry, it's as if I can't wait, I have to eat whatever, right now! It is emoticon Although, it seems like my day always starts on the right foot with a good healthy breakfast. Throughout the day though I am super challenged. My appetite seems to be my worst enemy. The day just started, so I hope to track some exercise, keep away from the junk and work toward PROGRESS!! emoticon

  
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MYLAUREN2 11/10/2012 10:33PM

    good luck on your new journey and I hope you are safe in doing well with all the mess left from sandy.

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