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The Tortoise Beats the hare Once Again! Persistence Wins Out!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Well, my body has been busy the past month staking its firm foothold in One-derland! It's been a battle and have been showing Lila-0/Scale-0 but that was a tie, it wasn't a loss... It put the battle on though! Well, today I can finally post Lila 2.5/Scale -0. Yes, I finally hit 196.5!!! I hope this will be sign of good things to come.. I've persisted! A lot of support and encouragement from emoticon's had helped!!

Well, off to the city, that means eating at sil's, but due to the changes into my healthy lifestyle, I feel empowered to be able to make choices. She is s cook, so the temptation will definitely be there, but this is a lifestyle, not a diet, so I will taste, just remembering to control my portion. I will also treat myself, I will have my "usual-go-to-the-city" MacD's ice cream cone...

So, good day to all and I better get dressed and ready to go! Have a nice weekend all and talk later.

  
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TERRI289 3/26/2010 6:56PM

    Absolutely wonderful!! Congrats, I knew that you would do it!!

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CLAIRESML 3/26/2010 4:59PM

    Tortoises rock! emoticon emoticon

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IRENEHARPS 3/26/2010 4:34PM

    Great attitude! MacD's cone is a great treat and not bad for us either.

Irene

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SLENDERELLA61 3/26/2010 2:37PM

    Fantastic!! Glad for you! I knew persistance would pay off. You have the determination for sure. You've proven it!! You beat the scale. -Marsha

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MONTY68 3/26/2010 2:11PM

    Lila
It's official and what a wonderful feeling that you would have. You know how I feel and what you are. Enjoy the trip to the city and know that you can a still watch. Most important is to enjoy it.

Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PURPLESPEDCOW 3/26/2010 2:11PM

    Congrats on sticking with it. You will make your goal with your attitude.

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I'm Craving Pizza!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I haven't had any since last year, back in Dec... And I had a diet hot chocolate, and a rose hip tea and all I could think about was PIZZA. So, I checked freezer where we have 2 frozen ones, but after checking the label... only 1/5 of the pizza was 295 calories and I know I couldn't stop after one when all the rest would be sitting there. So, next healthy alternative.... I bought some WW Smart Ones frozen dinners and one of them was pizza. So, I thought about it and considered the options and knew the 380 calories in the pizza would just use up my 400 calories left for the day.... So, decision made!

I nuked the pizza and was cut it in half and started to enjoy it... healthy tasting, no pepperoni or fat dripping off it, but the thing that WW does is put lots of spice and taste into it.... so it did taste good. But the SUPER SUCCESS I had was I offered 1/2 to dh, so only used 200 calories. that reminds me when I was on WW a decade or so ago, I used to make pita pizzas. I would weight out each of the ingredients and could measure everything. that just might be a "new" old recipe I should put the time into making again.

So, craving conquered... I am not bragging here, but in the 88 days since I've been around SP, this is nearly the first craving I have had..... I think part of it too was that the rest of my colleagues went out for supper and I declined... probably should have just gone, but hopefully this crisis over and moving on! Day off tomorrow!!

  
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IRENEHARPS 3/26/2010 4:36PM

    Powerful resistance to temptation and not giving in. Keep it up!

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MISSWANDERLUST4 3/26/2010 10:49AM

    Another great frozen pizza option without the preservatives is the Amy's Kitchen line. I really like their personal spinach pizza with a whole wheat crust and it comes in a lower sodium version as well!! Win win.

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FLICKRFAN 3/26/2010 8:35AM

    I made manicotti this week. My "new" portion is two. The old portion was at least 3. Tracking and being aware of what we are eating is such a big step.

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MONTY68 3/25/2010 10:47PM

    Hi Lila
This is from my new computer. You amaze me been here 88 days and look how you handle life. What a fantastic job you did and satisfying a craving and staying within your calories. That is why you are so successful and WILL make your goals. I am excited for you, what a nice thing to read when I got back on.

Monty



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NEWDAY1010 3/25/2010 10:43PM

    Wow! That is great. I am new to SparkPeople as of today. I am so impressed with so many of you who share. You are such an amazing encouragement to those of us just starting out. I love this place!!!!!! emoticon

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TERRI289 3/25/2010 10:42PM

    Excellent-you did just the right thing. You had what you wanted in moderation!! emoticon

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WOODMOM 3/25/2010 10:37PM

    Good for you that you knew how many calories you had left and were able to enjoy something that you love! That's what a healthy lifestyle looks like. Not depriving ourselves!

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WOODMOM 3/25/2010 10:37PM

    Good for you that you knew how many calories you had left and were able to enjoy something that you love! That's what a healthy lifestyle looks like. Not depriving ourselves!

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Better day today!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Well, thanks goodness the day couldn't have been worse today than yesterday... But, aside from the emotional stress, and lack of sleep, I was so tired today. Luckily it was only a half day. .. report card day. ONly 2 parents came in afternoon and we went back for an hour in the evening and no one showed.

But, to post the positive, I have finally broken through that plateau. I showed 197.5 on my scale this a.m. I will officially do a weigh-in on weekend and update my status, but just knowing that the scales are tipped and now it's Lila 1.5 and Scale helped to make my day better right from there.

I'm tired and would love to go to sleep but sister has emailed that she will be calling me from Doha tonite, so must await her call.... So, for now, watch the Idol and read last 30 pgs. in my John Lescroart book "Treasure Hunt". Good evening to all.

Glad yesterday's "Crackpot" story encouraged so many. To all my crackpot friends.... emoticon coming up in 3 days!!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 3/25/2010 8:59AM

    Hoop! Hoop! WooHoo! WooHoo!! Celebrate! That scale is coming down. Good for you!! Patience and consistency, even during times of fatigue and challenge, pay off. Good going, Lila. -Marsha

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FLICKRFAN 3/25/2010 8:46AM

    Way to go Lila! I look forward to reading Treasure Hunt.

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MONTY68 3/25/2010 8:42AM

    Hi Lila
I think that is fantastic, I knew you broke through and continuing your fantastic successful journey.



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I needed Cheering Up - anyone else? (I'm glad to be a "cracked pot")

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.


At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.

'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.'

The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?'

'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.'

For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

So, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

  
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STARLASUE 3/24/2010 9:11PM

    Terrific Story! Thanks

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SLIMLILA 3/24/2010 8:19PM

    Glad I was able to share and cheer others up too. thanks to my niece!

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SWIM_2_SLIM 3/24/2010 10:13AM

    I won't ever mind being a "cracked pot" anymore! WooHoo!!!

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FLICKRFAN 3/24/2010 10:08AM

    Thanks Lila!

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SCOOTER4263 3/24/2010 8:17AM

    Now I'll be so pleased when people call me a crackpot! (Wait..... same thing, right?) emoticon

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SCOOTER4263 3/24/2010 8:17AM

    Now I'll be so pleased when people call me a crackpot! (Wait..... same thing, right?) emoticon

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SWIMLOVER 3/24/2010 6:00AM

  I love this blog! I love it's wonderful message! We really should stop and smell the flowers. We all have something to contribute to this wonderful life!
GOD BLESS!
Louise

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TERRI289 3/23/2010 11:28PM

    Sweet and loving story-thank you!!

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MONTY68 3/23/2010 10:51PM

    Lila

That is a beautiful lesson for all to see. It is a very beautiful story. What I see is a person named Lila who has shared with all of us her journey. You are successful, you have motivated me and others many ways and I love to read what you write. In my opinion you have picked the flowers that I have watered and handed them back to me many times. Thank you so much.

Monty

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ARMETIS 3/23/2010 10:01PM

    emoticon
Nice blog...great message.

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Coincidence - I don't think so!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

.Have I said this before? being overweight is putting you at higher risk of becoming diabetic...I know I'm one.... I've battled weight my whole life and everyone in my family is diabetic except my middle sister. What did she do different? Well, she was career military and she was required to do phys. ed. every day and keep her weight within a healthy range... do you think it's coincidence she's the only one of us not diabetic now? I don't //.....too little too late, but hopefully I can convince others while they still have a chance to make the changes and make a difference.... good luck and good health

  
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IRENEHARPS 3/23/2010 9:50PM

    Thanks for the reminder. My grandmother and mother were diabetics. I have one sister who is. I am overweight, however I'm in extremely good health as what I eat is healthy. I do need to do more exercise, I'm not getting enough in. I hope I can ward it off. It's much too close to home for comfort.

Irene

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DOTZCANDOIT 3/23/2010 5:03PM

  Thanks for this advice Lila. If I could only get my daughter who is classified as morbidly obese to listen to me. She isn't diabetic yet but is heading down the road. My father and his brother, my grandfather and (his mother) my great grandmother all had it. I'm 63 this year, overweight but not obese, walk a lot and keep moving and show no signs of it.......yet.

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ZNEKITA 3/23/2010 9:04AM

    I think it has a lot to do with education. I consider myself to be fairly intelligent and yet, when I was younger getting diabetes never crossed my mind. I ate what I wanted, didn't exercise and lived life without thinking there could be consequences. Now, especially when I see so many overweight young people, I'm tempted to run up to them grab them by the shoulders and "make" them listen to me. I would never do that, but I'm tempted. I could save them years of anguish as I am sure all of you could too.

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BETHDISCOUNT 3/23/2010 8:30AM

    we had this topic in our nutrition class i guess it can happen anytime in life

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JENRYAN9278 3/23/2010 8:06AM

    I know how you feel! All of my family is diabetic except my younger brother and mother. All her family on her side has it. I was diagnosed a month before I got married. It was a devestating blow to a 24 year old to find out. I am on this journey as well so my health is better and so my son can put this off as long as possible. If he learns how to do it healthy now, hopefully he wont have to know what this is like!

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MONTY68 3/23/2010 1:23AM

    Hi Lila
I think there is a good possibilty that her early life of exercise and keeping a good weight may be why she hasn't got diabetes. It also should be a good motivator for her to continue her lifestyle of staying in her weight range. I also understand that more young obese children are getting diabetes earlier in life. It would not hurt to put that thought out there for younger people to think about it. Good idea. Good question.

Monty

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DANIELSBABY2008 3/23/2010 12:43AM

    I have never thought about being diabetic because of me being over weight before, but it is a good thought to have. I have no family members who have diabetes, and even when I was pregnant I didn't get it. But regardless it is a good idea to maintain weight so you lessen the chance of getting it.

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