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You've Gotta Want This So Badly That You Can Taste It!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

And the "taste" of weight loss beats any other that your palette craves!

  
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LIVINGFREE19 3/31/2012 4:13PM

    Soooooooooo true!!
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NANCY- 3/30/2012 6:55AM

    So True!!!
Wanting it helps us focus and achieve.
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/30/2012 5:59AM

    Good point!!

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SHERYLDS 3/29/2012 3:59PM

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EJHEINRICH1 3/29/2012 2:43PM

    Great Tip! Thank you! emoticon

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OOLALA53 3/29/2012 2:05PM

    I've found that eating moderately consistently is what drives me, not being thin. Extra food is not worth ruining my real appetite. Eating well has to be its own reward. I crave being free of the tyranny of thinness. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 3/29/2012 1:08PM

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 3/29/2012 1:06PM

  I crave weight loss more then any food there is and I crave good health and I crave exercise and I crave to be the best that I have been created to be. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Chocolate Eaters Have Lower BMI?????

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Every day there seems to be a new study reported, and today I heard of one done by the University of California San Diego. They found that those who eat chocolate regularly have a lower BMI than those who don't.

Just like all those studies saying that coffee is good for us, I immediately think, "darn, just when I've given them up for good!" But then I realize that I'm just fine w/o chocolate because I can never do just a little. I amaze myself with the amount I am capable of consuming. Not in a good way! (smiling)

So, they can do all the studies they want and I'll just stick to my own plan that's best for me.

Wishing all a great day.

  
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DIRTYBUNNY 3/31/2012 12:45AM

    I'm waiting for the report that says ice cream cures cancer, myself! LOL

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/30/2012 6:19AM

    I read that same report. My husband eats dark chocolate....he says it's his only vice. He does a good job at keeping his weight down. Even so, I agree with you...I don't think that trying to eat "a little" every day would work for me.

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CATLADY52 3/28/2012 9:08PM

    Most of the studies are so limited in what they look for that only a handful of people might fit. I just take them with a grain of salt (or whatever passes for it).

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LIVINGFREE19 3/28/2012 7:16PM

    The studies they do just seem to flabbesgast me too. You think you should quit something that they say is bad for you, and then they later decide it is good for you. We can't win. They have us coming and going.
You are so right, make your plan and go with it regardless!
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NATPLUMMER 3/28/2012 5:32PM

    emoticon But only in smaller quantities and if you can't do it then it's not going to do you any good. You're right for sticking with what works for you.

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JLITT62 3/28/2012 9:11AM

    Well, my BMI still isn't where it should be - and I sure do eat chocolate. But I can eat just a little bit, so it works for me - and that's just the bottom line. What works for YOU.

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KANOE10 3/28/2012 9:01AM

    Way to go..do what is best for you. There are some foods I simply cannot eat because like you I will not eat moderately! Goodbye to chocolate!
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NANCY- 3/28/2012 8:16AM

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emoticonfor sticking with what works for you. Besides next week there will be another study out saying something else.
You are awesome for doing what you need to do for you,
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TUMBLEANDTWIRL 3/28/2012 8:04AM

    Totally agree with just doing what's best for you. I love the idea of "everything in moderation," but that's just impossible!

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SHERYLDS 3/28/2012 4:02AM

    the research study was based on a questionaire they gave 1000 adults, it's already being criticized for lacking scientific credibility.

We need to consider everything we read with a little bit of common sense these days. You do what works for you...that's the way to go.

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FLUTTERFLI 3/28/2012 12:49AM

    I totall agree, I'm a firm believer in doing whats best for you. Were all different in many ways. What works for one person, doesn't always work for the next person. You know your own body and mind, so do what ever works best. Good luck to you!


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DAISEYTWO 3/28/2012 12:47AM

    Great Attitude. Keep it up,

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Today I ordered the Spark Cookbook

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It arrives on Wednesday, and I'm looking forward to it. Wish they'd publish a workbook to reinforce the stuff in the first book and additional principles.

Have a wonderful week, SPfriends.

  
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NATPLUMMER 3/27/2012 11:55AM

    YAY!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/27/2012 6:23AM

    They would probably love your suggestion about a workbook!

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CHIBIKARATE 3/27/2012 12:46AM

    I agree I wish they would do a raw foods cookbook enjoy your new cookbook huggzzz

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March Goal Assessment & Planning April Goal/s

Monday, March 26, 2012

It's almost end of March (already!), and time to look over how I did with "no night eating."
Before I say "lousy," I have to consider that it's truly a lifelong behavior. So to expect it to change in a month is unrealistic for me.

Mid-month, I reassessed no night eating and changed it to "only light snack" being just a small veggie or similar other item. Okay, that didn't work either. But what I feel is progress for March is that I've established a keen awareness of my nocturnal munching and that's pretty valuable when making changes.

So I'm going to carry over this goal into April, along with another HUGE humdinger (lifelong habit) - less salt. Again, to say no salt is simply setting myself up. Even less would be like none considering the way I've used it all my life. Let's just say I love pickles in addition to adding salt to food.

April goals will be less night eating (small snack only) and less salt. Those are realistic goals and don't make me feel like a deprived little baby as it does if I say I can't have it at all.

Wishing all a good day.

(UPDATE: As I used salt today, I forgot to say that I use Morton's Light Salt which is a fraction of regular table salt. With that said, I don't use a lot of "normal" salt. Yes, less salt will be tougher than giving up sugar for me.)

  
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LIVINGFREE19 3/27/2012 6:57PM

    You are making progress!
You know what you have to do, and you are doing really well by blogging it!
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/27/2012 6:21AM

    Salt is something that would be very HARD for me to give up. I wonder what makes the Morton's table salt "lite".

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NANCY- 3/27/2012 12:54AM

    Your awareness grows.
Your progress grows as you persevere.
You are changing before our eyes.

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VICIOUS421 3/26/2012 9:21PM

    I think you are doing GREAT!!!!
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SHERYLDS 3/26/2012 6:48PM

    for me watching the salt is tougher than no sugar.
but with less salt I eat less
go figure
I guess that's why manufacturers add it to foods

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NATPLUMMER 3/26/2012 3:41PM

    Oooohhhh...pickles....I understand the addiction. If you try not to have pickles at night that would be a start ;-)


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Doing The Walk for San Diego Brain Injury Foundation Today

Saturday, March 24, 2012

It's a short walk; my friend is part of the organization so we'll be walking together and with some other friends. It's a pretty location, and good cause. I'll be walking again later today, as I usually do either one long walk daily, or two shorter walks.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/26/2012 7:01AM

    Hope you had a wonderful time.

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LIVINGFREE19 3/25/2012 1:48PM

    Sounds like fun!
Enjoy!
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NATPLUMMER 3/25/2012 10:29AM

    Great thing to do.

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JLITT62 3/24/2012 6:25PM

    Hope it was an enjoyable walk!

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NEELIXNKES 3/24/2012 10:41AM

    emoticon Enjoy the purposeful walk!

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RUNNER12COM 3/24/2012 10:38AM

    I didn't hear anything about this walk. Hope it's successful!

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RYDERB 3/24/2012 10:19AM

    Good for you! It should be a beautiful day to walk for such a great cause.
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JILLITA55 3/24/2012 9:53AM

    OMG! My cousin was just diagnosed with brain cancer. The symtems came up about a month ago, and it doesn't look good for him. He is detereing every day. His name is Kevin. Please think of him during your walk. God Bless You! My aunt lives in San Diego. Kevin lives further north. emoticon

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