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Which Calorie Caused The GAIN?

Monday, December 05, 2011

emoticon As I've gone through the day popping a cookie in my mouth, having a cup of tea as I relaxed, or eating a sensible turkey/swiss sandwich, I got to wondering which and where were the calories that caused the scale to remain at the exact weight it was yesterday!

Yes! You read that right. Somewhere along the line as I was eating food and using up calories -- there certainly must have been a time when my body made the change from losing weight -- to maintaining my weight -- to gaining weight! It would be wonderful if there was some little bell that would ring, or a light would light up -- to warn us that if we put another morsel of food in our mouths we are in jeopardy of gaining weight!
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Or..... we could go to the gym and work our butts off, then we could get by with stuffing in a few more calories! It's all a matter of give and take.

  
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VITCHY-VICKI 12/7/2011 7:59AM

    emoticonI like that idea of the Bell sure wish it would work this week before Christmas and New Years
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PSMITH3841 12/6/2011 9:57AM

    I so like the way you think! emoticon

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4_MY_LIFE 12/6/2011 4:33AM

    I think the bell was turned off when we hit adulthood. Most kids know when to quit eating, but us adults just keep on going and going. emoticon

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ARTJAC 12/6/2011 12:09AM

    THEY MUST BE LOW CALORIE COOKIES SO ENJOY THEM emoticon

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STILLFLYIN 12/5/2011 8:06PM

    If it were only that easy. All the diet industries wouldn't exist and almost everyone would be as thin as they wanted. You could write an interesting science fiction story with that premise.

Still, for now we live with what we have been dealt and do the best we can.
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Santa Baby,

Sunday, December 04, 2011

I know in the words of the song I'd be asking for a diamond ring, a fur coat -- but I've already GOT the ring, and what would I do with a fur coat in Phoenix?

Some of the important things on my wish list really have to come from me, as no one else can make the choices as to what I eat or do my exercises for me. Maybe a bit more motivation would come in handy though.

I am from one of those families where none of my children seem to be really good friends with one another. They will tolerate one another at times, but at other times they may refuse to come to a holiday gathering simply because "he" or "she" will be there! Peace and harmony would be a blessing!

Good Health should be the #1 item on anyones wish list. Without good health all the money in the world won't bring you happiness. Travel is no fun if you are not feeling well -- eating doesn't appeal to you either. So good health is by far the most important gift you could receive or be in possession of.

Follow the Golden Rule! We could add to those rules a few things we are learning from our time on Spark People. Make good food choices and get out there and do some type of exercise each and every day. Even in 10 minute increments. Drink lots of water. The wonderful thing about it is that it gets easier all the time!

Extend yourself. Friends don't just happen! If you read a blog and you like it, it will take only a couple of minutes to write a comment. People write these blogs in hopes that it will help someone, and also at times to vent. Keeping a journal can be fun, and half the fun is sharing with friends.

December is a busy, demanding month. The days are shorter, it's colder outside, and that sometimes means it's harder to get in our exercises. But stop and think of this -- running up and down every aisle in a store can put a lot of steps on your pedometer. There is a silver lining in every cloud! Merry Christmas to all.
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VITCHY-VICKI 12/7/2011 8:03AM

    Eve you do have a way with words and so true
emoticonMerry Christmas my friend hope all your dreams come true
God's Blessings
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PSMITH3841 12/6/2011 9:55AM

    You DO have a way with words, my friend! I enjoyed this very much...Hope you and yours have the best Christmas yet! emoticon

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TRISTAROSE 12/5/2011 5:12PM

    Great blog .... Hope all your wishes come true!

Happy Holidays!
Carol

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ARTJAC 12/4/2011 11:06PM

    AGAIN YOU ARE RIGHT EVERYTIME I GO TO THE SUPERMARKET I GO UP AND DOWN ALL THE AISLES IT KEEPS YOUR STEPS UP THANK YOU HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS JACQUE emoticon

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STILLFLYIN 12/4/2011 7:01PM

    Well said!

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CATLADY52 12/4/2011 6:51PM

    Right again! I sometimes think that whiners and complainers have a part of their soul missing. Find the good in everyone. Most people are really worth getting to know.

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I Didn't FALL -- I Jumped!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

I did do a few things right yesterday, but entirely scrubbed them out of sight by my behavior starting at dinnertime!

I went to the gym, did the stairstepper, treadmill and bike.
I racked up a good number (for me) on my pedometer.

THEN -- we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner. Last time I ate there I didn't gain an ounce. Perhaps it would be the same this time. And it might have been, but I didn't leave well enough alone. I walked the dog and then I guess I rewarded myself with a dish a ice cream and 2 small sugar cookies. But that's not the end of the story. It's like those sugar cookies were calling my name and I went back and ate 6 more. Each one is small in calories, but added up those 8 cookies just cost me 260 calories! I sat down to my computer and tried to get the feeling of absolute DESIRE OF FOOD out of my head. A small bowl of Quakes "rice snacks" were sitting to one side of my computer. I mindlessly gobbled them all down; probably another 120 calories. OMG I just ate 380 cal. and they were all EXTRA.

My scale sneered at me this morning as I stepped on and showed an 0.6 increase in my weight. Reality hit me full force! This is NOT the road to a healthy lifestyle. But I'm human, I'll try again -- time to hide the temptations!

  
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PSMITH3841 12/6/2011 9:46AM

    Oh Boy, I feel your pain....I do the same thing, more times than I care to admit! I think they call that being human. emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 12/4/2011 8:00AM

    Like you have told me from time to time we all have a set back but we are to dust our self's off and start over again today - NOW be good or I will come over and kick your back side
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HAPPYGRAM11 12/4/2011 12:05AM

  I know if you don't let one days slip-up go into another, you will be fine. emoticon

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ARTJAC 12/3/2011 7:38PM

    WE ALL HAVE DAYS LIKE THAT AFTER ALL WE ARE ONLY HUMAN BUT I HPE YOU ENJOYED THEM JACQUE emoticon

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LIS193 12/3/2011 11:06AM

    Don't beat yourself up, we all get days like that. Today is a new day and you can make up for it.
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Dear God,

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dear God,

My prayer for 2012 is for

A fat bank account & a thin body.

Please don't mix these up like you did last year.

AMEN!

  
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LYNETTEMOM 12/5/2011 2:05AM

    hahaha ---I like this!

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OLDERDANDRT 12/1/2011 7:40PM

    emoticon I hear ya, girlfriend! emoticon

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CATLADY52 12/1/2011 3:52PM

    emoticon but so true.

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STILLFLYIN 12/1/2011 8:03AM

    So cute - and true!

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VITCHY-VICKI 12/1/2011 7:02AM

    emoticonand so true
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ARTJAC 12/1/2011 3:17AM

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SDAWNW 11/30/2011 11:17PM

  Amen!

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OMG! I Lost Weight On Vacation!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

emoticon Miracles do happen! How many of you have actually LOST weight while on vacation. I couldn't do my daily weigh-in, which really bugged me at times, and I decided to just relax and eat the way my body told me to. I wasn't always good. In Mexico you could drink only bottled water, so with certain foods I decided to splurge and have a beer! I had enchilada's, pizza, a big sundae for dessert one night, dessert 2 or 3 times -- and actually did not worry that much about exactly what I ate. One day I even ate a whole, regular size Snickers!

Of course on the other hand, most days we walked our butts off. My pedometer was stuck on kilometers and I couldn't change it, so I could only keep track of my steps, but there was a lot of up and down climbing -- and you know that's a LOT harder than walking on a level area. Archaeological sites don't have the word LEVEL in their vocabulary!

There were a couple of days when my knees and hips felt the stress of it all, and I thought I might not last another day, but all in all this vacation had just the right amount of activity and the right amount of "me" or rest time. Our evenings were almost always free and we'd take turns being on the computer, and while DH was on, I'd get in my much-needed "read" time.

This trip totally changed my concept of Mexico, as Mexico City was certainly nothing like the border towns I had been to previously. Back in 2002 I did fly to Cancun for a week at about this same time of year, but the area I was in was strictly condo's, timeshares, and very tourist oriented. I saw the pyramids there on Thanksgiving Day and that was the only time I saw anything other than the fancy timeshares where the tourists stay when they go to visit that part of Mexico.

I definitely liked what I saw of Mexico -- although I could never in a million years hope to drive a car there. You need to be able to drive 50 or more kph and maintain a distance of like 3 inches from the other car, and feel free to cut in at any time. Whoever has their front bumper in the front evidently has "right-of- way" so they have to be watching all the time, and you seldom see any "fender- benders" and very few cars with scratches or dents. Amazing!

Give me a couple of days to sort out some of the hundreds of photo's we took, and I will make up a blog showing some of the highlights. In the mean time I'm one Happy Camper with my new weight. emoticon

  
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PSMITH3841 11/28/2011 4:21PM

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!! That's awesome, you had a wonderful time and lost weight too!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 11/27/2011 8:38AM

    emoticonyou had a loss when you got home can't wait for pictures
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4_MY_LIFE 11/26/2011 4:18PM

    That is great that you lost while on vacation!

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CATLADY52 11/26/2011 4:11PM

    emoticon and a nice surprise. I'm sure your pictures will be great too.

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SUGARSMOM2 11/26/2011 1:17PM

  wonderful things happen to wonderful people . see you are the getting the best payback from your input to life .

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FREESPIRITME 11/26/2011 11:12AM

    That is TOTALLY wonderful!
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LIS193 11/26/2011 10:00AM

    It sounds like you ha a wonderful time. Mexico is a great place!! (that's why we live there) Border towns are always a problem, once you get further from there you see the real country.
Way to go losing weight, just goes to show - your body knows best :)
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