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Junk mail

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I opened my mailbox and found a catalog and coupons for Lane Bryant. Normally, this would have bummed me out. Kind of the "all the cute clothes are for thin people but I need to shop at Lane Bryant" pity party, downward spiral mentality.

But not today.

I simply smiled and threw them away.

I never plan on needing to shop at Lane Bryant again!

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MONKEY61 1/15/2011 5:45PM

    You are awesome!

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CARRAND 4/20/2010 9:12PM

    Way to go. I know how you feel. I actually bought clothes in a size 12 this weekend. Size 12! I haven't worn that size in years.

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MINENA1 4/20/2010 7:02PM

    emoticon emoticon Good job!

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BRITTVFAN 4/20/2010 6:38PM

    Good for you.

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All Calories Are Not Created Equal!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

OK....I was under the delusion that losing weight was simply a matter of mathematics.

Calories in less calories burned equals weight loss success.

But it turns out that not all calories are created equal. I've been eating out a lot during the last week, even having a few alcoholic drinks along the way. I was carefully tracking all of the things that I ate, and only went over calories a couple of days. I was going along my merry way, still expecting a weight loss this week. But the scale isn't budging. In fact, I'm up a few pounds.

Reality check.

I'm going back to the basics for a few days, hoping to get myself back on track.

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GRINNING_BELLY 4/13/2010 8:48PM

    Just wait a few days and weigh in again - it's probably just the enormous amount of salt that is put in a lot of pre-packaged/fast foods... It'll come off - you just wait and see!

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CARRAND 4/13/2010 8:41PM

    Are you tracking the drinks, too? Those calories are sneaky.
Hang in there. You can do it!

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I Can Do This!!

Friday, April 02, 2010

I'm about 5 weeks into this, and I'm amazed at how "second nature" this has all become. And that's really a good thing. Now, when I go out to eat, I don't need to have the battle between the angel on one shoulder ("Order the steamed broccoli", she whispers) and the devil on the other shoulder ("You deserve the chocolate cake! It's sooooo yummy).

I really haven't scaled back on dining out with my friends, so I don't feel deprived. Eating out is such a big part of our society's social norm. Now I just plan ahead a little more, eating less at lunch and breakfast. In writing this, I can't help but think how painfully obvious this seems. Why didn't I just do this before?!

But I think I was just in denial, always with a ready excuse. I'm big boned, I don't have time to exercise, my thyroid is underactive.... or just simply mindlessly eating.

But now I have the Spark! And I'm fanning the flames for continued success.

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BAC3234 4/20/2010 7:09PM

  That's great! emoticon

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GRINNING_BELLY 4/3/2010 2:43PM

    yay! and the new and improved you (aka: the results) are a continuous motivator, right?! you're on the right track!


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EJHEINRICH1 4/2/2010 10:15PM

    Good for you! It is easy to make excuses. The real challenge is making your life change and sticking with it.
Spark friends are a wonderful support tool. Use it.

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