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No Scale Damage from Thxgiving!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I couldn't believe my eyes this morning...

No weight gain from my daliance on Thanksgiving! A minor miracle!

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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SHARJOPAUL 11/27/2012 8:27AM

    WOO HOO!
Isn't it amazing what a little effort can do.

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CATHYGETSFIT 11/27/2012 1:47AM

    emoticon That is something to really be happy about! Keep up the great work!! emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/26/2012 8:43PM

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LIVINGFREE19 11/26/2012 3:03PM

    Awesome job!

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WALLAHALLA 11/25/2012 11:32PM

    emoticon that is something to be thankful for

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BARBIE176 11/25/2012 11:03PM

    That is emoticon I am hoping for the same miracle for me tomorrow! emoticon emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/25/2012 9:19PM

    Great job! You're body is getting the message, woo hoo!

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DEBBY4576 11/25/2012 6:02PM

    I experienced that miracle too! Wasn't it great?

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CATLADY52 11/25/2012 5:45PM

    emoticon Glad it wasn't a close encounter of the diet kind. emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/25/2012 5:12PM

    well done i exercised a lot this weekend and gained 3 pounds hope it is waterweight emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 11/25/2012 4:06PM

    Well done!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/25/2012 2:55PM

    Great news!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/25/2012 1:42PM

    'way to go girl!!!

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NATPLUMMER 11/25/2012 12:34PM

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NANCY- 11/25/2012 11:58AM

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That is wonderful, The exercise helped to maintain balance.
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-AMANDA79- 11/25/2012 11:33AM

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BOOKWORM27S 11/25/2012 10:51AM

    So happy for you, congrats! Wish I could say the same....

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TORTISE110 11/25/2012 9:24AM

    Happy for you!

I actually lost a pound and was not THAT good. Go figure. Back to routine..

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Changing This Blog (Thanks NANCY!)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I was going to write a blog today about, yes again, the pumpkin pie I overate. I expected myself to know better after 4 years of a healthier lifestyle. I failed to understand how I didn't really want it or enjoy it, but felt compelled to show myself I could have it. And have it again. (smiling)

I do the same thing when I give up coffee. I don't really want it or need it, but there's something deeper that makes me return after I've detoxed for several months.

Then, sparkfriend NANCY's response came into my blog this morning and made me smile. Congrats on being human. Yes, I am. And congrats on the exercise.

Thanks, NANCY. This blog's for you.

  
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WALLAHALLA 11/25/2012 11:37PM

    embrace the humanity...its what makes you so lovable

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DBELLE39 11/25/2012 7:50PM

    We are are only human & will slip from time to time. The key is to picking ourselves up & moving past the obstacle that we are tripping over. One step at a time. emoticon

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NANCY- 11/25/2012 11:56AM

    Thanks But I know I wasn't on a treadmill watching the parade. :)

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COMPUCATHY 11/24/2012 8:54PM

    It all comes back to that "all things in moderation" theory. Hope you are having a good holiday weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/24/2012 8:16PM

    It is odd that when you give up something the memory is often actually better than the actually product should you choose to retry it. I am getting into the two bite rule. The first bite is the best and it is downhill from there so there is no need to have more than a couple of bites.

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PHEBESS 11/24/2012 7:41PM

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IDLETYME 11/24/2012 7:41PM

    We're proud of you and know you'll get started again and I'll bet this time you can do it!!! emoticon emoticon

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DEBBY4576 11/24/2012 7:34PM

    Sometimes our bosses at work expect no errors EVER. Maybe if we were machines it would work like that. The same goes for our errors in eating. We are not robots programmed to only intake what is good for us, and only certain things. As your friend Nancy said, we are human!! And thank God for that.

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BATCHICK 11/24/2012 6:27PM

    yep, it's important not to focus on the negatives. we all make mistakes, obsessing over them (ironically) just makes up repeat them.

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CATHYGETSFIT 11/24/2012 5:10PM

    Yep, we are all human and do the best we can. It's good to remember that none of us are perfect! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/24/2012 4:12PM

    I like being human no perfection here

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SPARKFRAN514 11/24/2012 3:38PM

    we all need to be reminded that we are human and slip along the way

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NORWOODGIRL 11/24/2012 2:27PM

    Good blog emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/24/2012 1:42PM

    Yes you're human, and you're still a pretty delightful human no matter how much or how little pie and coffee:)

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LIVINGFREE19 11/24/2012 12:23PM

    Everybody falls off the wagon, just get back on and resume!

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SAINTBETH 11/24/2012 10:46AM

    We are all human and we can all relate to what you did. We do it, too. I did it for 4 days! But I'm back on track now.

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KANOE10 11/24/2012 10:30AM

    This made me smile also. We are human and are doing the best we can to stay healthy! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 11/24/2012 10:16AM

    emoticon Yes, human you are....that's why we love you.

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Pumpkin Pie Report Card

Friday, November 23, 2012

Okay, let's start with the positives and work our way down.

I started with day with a one pound loss and was thrilled. I DID do a lot of exercise. Pedalled on the exercise bike during the Macy's parade and then a longgggg walk later in the day. Did
great with portion control at main meal.

Cut the pie into small pieces and froze it, taking one small piece out for myself. Made it through the day and then toward evening...

This is always the attitude that sinks me. "Oh, I did so well and am in control of this. So, I'll have a bit more." When it comes to certain things, that just doesn't work. Sure, I could exert that pesky thing called willpower, but I didn't.

On the positive side, I didn't eat the entire pie. And it was a small one overall.

At this point, I will leave it to your imagination as to how much I ate. Let's just say I should be oink oinking today. But this is a once-a-year thing and have no temptations during Xmas season.

I give myself an A for good intentions. An F for outcome.

Have a happy day.

  
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NANCY- 11/24/2012 9:44AM

    Congrats on being human... but I bet that doing the bike during the parade and walk are newer traditions that you can be proud of. So you get an A+ for fitness.
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RAINBOWFALLS 11/24/2012 6:33AM

    Great job with the workouts!

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BARBIE176 11/23/2012 10:08PM

    emoticon funny blog. You sound so much like me. I will do so good and then bam I derail. Anyway, congratulations on what you did accomplish. I think you should get an A overall because you did get in some activity and you did manage portion control for the most part. Plus you did not eat the WHOLE pie. I hope you are back on track totally now! Have an awesome day. emoticon emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/23/2012 9:31PM

    i am sure we all made mistakes this thanksgiving

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BLUE42DOWN 11/23/2012 4:24PM

    "Oh, I did so well and am in control of this. So, I'll have a bit more."

Hehe, isn't that always the kind of twisted logic that gets us - that because we're doing good, it's time to do something not so good that leads us down a slope to not doing well.

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DEBBY4576 11/23/2012 4:07PM

    How enjoyable your blog was. So true to life. I did good yesterday, but there are sooo many days that one bite of something sets me off. It is what it is. We move on with our healthy eating lifestyles. The only other choice is not to. And we know how that worked for us.

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LIVINGFREE19 11/23/2012 3:16PM

    Great job on the exercising!
We all fall off the wagon, just get back on!!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/23/2012 1:13PM

    Sounds like it was a good pie. LOL. You are back on track and that is what matters.

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_LINDA 11/23/2012 12:56PM

    Good for you!! Losing 1 lb on Thanksgiving is huge! Well done!! Pumpkin pie happens to be the lowest calorie treat of all pies, so not the worst indulgence. I assume the serving(s) were not buried under ice cream or a whipped topping, another big plus. I can't say I was so disciplined on my Thanksgiving :P
Keep up the great work!!

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NORWOODGIRL 11/23/2012 12:42PM

    How are you doing today? In the overall scheme of things, 1 day and 1 overindulgence (even a big one!) won't be a disaster unless you use it as an excuse to overeat again. Stay on track now and you'll do great emoticon emoticon

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BOOKWORM27S 11/23/2012 11:53AM

    I understand that mindset. And if I hadn't been nearly 6 lbs. above my maintenance weight.... I'm sure I would have indulged. But the fear, guilt, and shame of my weight gain kept me in check.

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NATPLUMMER 11/23/2012 11:13AM

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SUNSHINE99999 11/23/2012 9:58AM

  I ate two pieces myself. Not beating myself up though as pumpkin is one of my favorites. So, I'm getting lots of exercise today to help get back on track. Blessings!

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ELRIDDICK 11/23/2012 9:58AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Thxgiving Surprise-Another lb.Gone!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I did my weigh-in this morning and could hardly believe my eyes... another lb gone! Elated.

Wishing all a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  
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_LINDA 11/23/2012 1:20PM

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Always like to hear good news so I can use lots of emoticons to express how happy that makes me feel when someone has success!!
You go girl!

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NANCY- 11/23/2012 8:23AM

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What a wonderful thing to be thankful for. Hope your have a great weekend.

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BARBIE176 11/23/2012 12:17AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon What a great Thanksgiving surprise for you. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/22/2012 8:06PM

    Awesome!!! What a great incentive to not blow it on Thanksgiving Day!

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/22/2012 7:34PM

    emoticon Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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BLUE42DOWN 11/22/2012 7:11PM

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Great way to start the day!

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CATLADY52 11/22/2012 6:35PM

    Your Thanksgiving has paid dividends this year emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 11/22/2012 6:04PM

    Good for you!

Happy Thanksgiving.

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MISSB8604 11/22/2012 1:16PM

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

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PEZMOM1 11/22/2012 12:46PM

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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NATPLUMMER 11/22/2012 11:46AM

    emoticon Happy Thanksgiving!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/22/2012 11:28AM

    Congratulations!! Have a great Thanksgiving!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Oh My....Pumpkin Pie!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I know I'll be crossing paths with pumpkin pie on Thursday, and I know how to resist things like that. HOWEVER, in past years, I've started at breakfast and had the entire pie devoured (and enjoyed) by early afternoon. I relied on my lifelong body's ability to do that sort of thing without gaining weight. Of course, it also contributed to keeping me on that forever plateau I recently broke through.

I can't make this a bigger deal than it really is or else, by the time it appears, it'll take on a life of its own.(smiling) And, in perspective, with so many truly important issues in the world, I feel silly thinking about trivialities like daily eating and health. But they are not really trivial in the overall scheme of things.

Glancing into my personal crystal ball, and based on the hard work I've done in November (and 7 lbs down, which I intend to blog about soon), I can tell you that I will conquer the pumpkin pie - by giving it away.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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BOOKWORM27S 11/23/2012 11:55AM

    I usually do pretty good at abstaining from it all on Thanksgiving. Its the darn leftovers that torture me. I wish I could toss them, but that wouldn't be fair to my family.

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JLITT62 11/22/2012 7:58AM

    Yup, it DOES seem trivial . . . but it's not.

Enjoy your pie today . . . healthily!

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NANCY- 11/21/2012 9:01AM

    WTG Deciding on what you need to do for you!
What a wonderful commitment to yourself, that is something to be grateful for.
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RFJSJ50 11/20/2012 10:27PM

    I don't care for pumpkin pie but have the same feelings about homemade Christmas cookies. All my friends think they're doing me a favor by bringing me some - and I always give them to the neighbors after my friends leave - If not, I'll eat the entire plate of cookies in one sitting! I'm posting a "CHRISTMAS COOKIE FREE ZONE" sign on my front door this year!
Sheila

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BARBIE176 11/20/2012 10:02PM

    What a great attitude. Thinking about food may be trivial, but it is also important, especially when you've worked so hard to get where you've gotten. Stay strong, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBY4576 11/20/2012 9:46PM

    Yep, you sound like me. I have been so close to my goal and never reach it. I finally broke thru a plateau, and dang it, I don't wanna go back up and be in that place again. I will give away the pie too.

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LIVINGFREE19 11/20/2012 7:05PM

    Great attitude!
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CATLADY52 11/20/2012 6:34PM

    Thereby giving someone else the weight gain. Clever but still kicking the can down the road (so to say). I think individul pies are better. Just make sure there is room in the freezer. emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 11/20/2012 6:32PM

    You go, girl! And think about the pounds you're "giving away" with that pie. Waiting to hear about those 7 pounds. emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/20/2012 6:02PM

    you could make your self pumpkin brownies and freeze the rest and just have one healthier than the pie. or you could do pumkin cranberry bread, or muffins. all better than the pie just remember to freeze the rest besides your ultra healthy portion that way you can have your pumkin and eat it too. Have a great thanksgiving.you are doing awesome I know you can continue

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 11/20/2012 3:58PM

    I have more fears of Christmas with chocolate!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/20/2012 2:07PM

    I totally hear you! You can conquer the whole day. I believe in you!

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1BEACHWALKER 11/20/2012 1:57PM

    Know the feeling!! Been there done that! I have already tasted some already-one of my fave pies in the world! As a matter of fact all things pumpkin flavored is my addiction. Hang tough!
emoticon on the 7 pounds!! And busting through that plateau! Don't be discouraged if it happens again....that has happened to me three times over the past 2 years! But, bask in it and hopefully the scale will keep going down with no more problems! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/20/2012 12:58PM

    Oh my , Oh my
I do Love Pumpkin Pie!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/20/2012 12:54PM

    Pumpkin is healthy so I will nix the crust (white flour, butter/lard, sugar, etc,) and the sugar in the filling and make a healthy substitute. I will use portion control. It's what I do every year. Good job on avoiding your nemesis.

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ALISHAB3 11/20/2012 12:42PM

    All you need is the Inside Out Weight Loss technique called the pre-do. You imagine yourself enjoying your Thanksgiving day without feeling the call of the pie until after your meal is over, then you enjoy a single slice, savoring each bite, stopping when satisfied and feeling pleasantly full. Just imagine this everynight for about 5 minutes before you go to sleep, then, come the big day, you will find that you just have a wonderful time, without the pie being larger than life, and without giving up enjoyment. Its a great technique, very effective, and its free.

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NATPLUMMER 11/20/2012 12:25PM

    You'll do just fine.

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NEPTUNE1939 11/20/2012 10:51AM

    emoticon Yea with whipping cream, Earl

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