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Definitely a tortoise

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I am back to structure and routine again, albeit slowly. I have a a kind of wavy approach with my diet :)
Basically I follow a fairly strict low carb day followed by a less strict one and a cheat day once a week. This system is much easier to stick to. When I completely stop carbs I start dreaming about breads after a couple of weeks whereas this way I know I just need to hold on for one day at the most and I can have my bread the next day if I want. I am losing weight, not huge amounts, about a pound a week, but I'll take that happily.
I am also avoiding wheat, I created a recipe for lo carb bread made with flax and psyllium in the microwave that hits the spot

I have set up an exercise routine too in the mornings.

Failure as someone said is when you give up. I ain't giving up.

  
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LVSHOPE 3/29/2014 3:39PM

    You're moving however slowly. That's what matters.

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Fell off the Wagon BIG TIME

Monday, January 13, 2014

Yes, unfortunately, I did fall off the back of the cart BIG TIME. My weight is back in the stratosphere again or maybe somewhere in outer space – I don’t know. This “ weight thing” has way too much power over me, I am so much more than the LED display on that scale, yet the scale has a huge say in how I feel about myself.
I considered the options:
1. Forget about it and accept being fat, this weight loss party is just too hard to do.
2. Pick myself up, dust myself off, evaluate why this happened and start again.
Option 1 was very tempting but I really cannot see myself as a defeated person so reluctantly I have again chosen Option 2, I am going to pick myself up, dust myself off and see what went wrong last time and do the whole thing again !!
95% of people who lose weight, gain it all back again within months. I did keep it off for over a year and then got into a really stressful period at work. The only thing to keep me going was grilled cheese dinners and chocolates. Instead of exercise I watched chick flicks late at night when I got home.
No more chick flicks for me, I have a fitness center at work plus a gym near my house, and a treadmill and weights at home so really, NO ESCUSE !!!
I am back to planning meals and getting the groceries over the weekend and I will try and track every morsel , SP is really good for tracking.
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PEZMOM1 1/16/2014 12:26PM

    Tell your self that if you want to watch a movie you have to do it while walking on the treadmill. That is what I do when I don't want to exercise.
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BLUEJEANS27 1/13/2014 8:02PM

    I keep a food/weight loss journal, writing a lot about how I feel when I am on track (wonderful, glowing, high energy, etc.) and how I feel when I fall off the wagon (crappy, sluggish, bloated, low energy.) When I am off track, I go back and read about how I felt when I was on track. Usually that's enough motivation to get me back on program.
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ATHARIA1 1/13/2014 5:15PM

    I'm happy to hear you opted for choice 2. We all make mistakes, no one is perfect. Weight loss is a journey that we take. I am always telling myself "The extra weight didn't appear overnight, nor shall it disappear the same." It takes trials and errors and a learning experience about yourself to reach your goals. You can do it! Hang in there. emoticon emoticon

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ALIHIKES 1/13/2014 3:57PM

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I am glad you made the choice to improve your health and change your habits
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See what I mean

Thursday, July 04, 2013

So , finally two weeks later, I have my list up. It is really long, and a bit embarrassing, I can't believe I haven't " got round to doing " some of this stuff. Anyway, today I sat down and finished most of one pending job, filling up some forms due for my sons training camp next month, one part of the form needs to be filled in by his doctor, so will run around and get that done tomorrow and posted and CROSSED OFF the list . emoticon

I am not too bad with keeping on top of the housework. The house is clean and organized, laundry is up to date, but I hate cooking. Mainly because everyone in the family wants something different to eat and they want a really nice dinner every evening. I used to spend half an hour to a whole hour everyday fixing dinner till about five years ago.... But I really do not have the energy anymore. I am so tired when I get home, all I want to do is stay sat down on the couch. i don't have the energy to cook everyday anymore. I cook batches in the weekend and freeze for the week, but everyone is getting bored of what I make. I must admit it is getting repetitive. I need to find some healthy easy new recipes.
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So definitely on the list is finding some nice easy dinner recipes that everyone will eat and packed lunches for my son at least a couple of times a week.

.....but that is like number 10 "to do item" on the list!

Anyway seeing everything written down is the first step....

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    MJRVIC2000 is Spreading The Spark To Have A Blessed and Safe 4th! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Getting organized

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I am really good at putting things off. I can procrastinate vitally important things for years and years. I want to turn that around. It's a little late I know, but better late than never. I want over the coming 3 months to achieve a goal of actually doing and satisfactorily completing at least one important thing and one secondary action (in the nice to have category) every week hope this message board will keep me honest. My first action for the first week will be to make a list of all the things I really need to do and another list of all the "would be nice to have" . Once I know what I am dealing with, I will have to wade in. Consistency will be the key. If everyday I can do something that will improve my life and the lives of those around me, then I should be able to see a measurable difference in 3 months. If I keep to this I would have actually completed around 14 tasks and an equal number of nice to haves by 30th Sept. Well let's see. If anybody wants to join me , welcome . emoticon

  
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KACAR51 6/20/2013 9:51PM

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I am working on my list too!

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DIANE7786 6/20/2013 9:15PM

    Have you looked at flylady.com? It has great ideas for taking baby steps for long term organization.

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MERRYWON 6/20/2013 9:06PM

    I am the queen of lists. I make one every day and cross out what I get done, the rest goes on to the next day. I have a whole journal I carry with me to write things down. I guess it helps me to see that I am actually achieving something.

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Second Chances

Monday, May 13, 2013

I haven’t been as regular with Spark as I would like. I ended up dropping out of my second Biggest Loser challenge, I apologize to the team. I tried my best to keep going but the posting was getting to be too much of a burden. I had just started a new job and it was getting too difficult to post every day and read through so much, it just took up too much time and I knew there was no way for me to keep it up. So sorry to the team, I hope you all did very well and lost as planned.

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LALMEIDA 5/13/2013 3:08PM

  That's okay. Things like this happen. You can always go back to it at another time when things are not as crazy. You could also find one that works into your schedule. Just take things one day at a time. emoticon emoticon

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