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Independence Day - Freedom from all of my past bad habits

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Of course, I celebrate July 4th with its special meaning, but it is also symbolic for me. I started my lifestyle change on Oct. 13, '08 - Columbus Day, and viewed it as my voyage into a healthier lifestyle adventure. Now, this 4th of July is the start of the second leg of this adventure when I plan to lose this last 20 lbs. by Dec. 09. Sure, it seems so do-able. But my body has been slow, slow, slow with 34 lbs. so far and 3 pant sizes. I view this Independence Day as my celebration of freedom from so many of my past eating behaviors. It's a fabulous feeling.

  
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HICALGAL 7/4/2009 12:46AM

    great atttitude and perspective....i wish you continued success!! emoticon

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debbie

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S_HANSEN 7/2/2009 4:13PM

    Love it! great attitude. With that attitude you will go far. Keep it up! I wish you much success with the second leg of the journey. emoticonSondra

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SKYEFYR 7/2/2009 9:32AM

  What a FANTASTIC attitude!!!

YOU GO GIRL!!!

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CAROL_ 7/2/2009 2:15AM

    One pound at a time, one healthy habit at a time, one baby step at a time, one day at a time. You're DOING IT!! Congratulations!

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MSTELZER 7/2/2009 1:04AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonWonderful!!!!

Michelle

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Yay-Down A Pound!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Hope it's not just my scale being squirrelly (because it has issues but I changed the batteries), but I'm down a pound after a seemingly endless plateau. I think this is a turning point where my body has finally accepted that I am serious about this lifestyle change being permanent. Have a fun day, sparkfriends.

  
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RICH530 7/1/2009 3:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon A pound gone forever!!! Keep up the great work!!!
emoticon Lee

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MSTELZER 7/1/2009 12:39PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonWell done! Another lb down!!!! Great job!

Michelle

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SKYEFYR 7/1/2009 9:39AM

  Congratulations on being down a pound!

(Hey, if all it took was changing batteries, I could do that!)

*grins*

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Dealing w/A Social Event & Eating - According to Jillian

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I don't watch Biggest Loser on TV, but I do listen to Jillian on her Sunday morning radio show. This week, she gave some tips on how to cope with an event you're going to where you know you will have temptations like a buffet. She said to always eat before going so that you won't be that hungry and can control you food intake beforehand - even if it's a small meal. Once there, do not stand by the food table and graze. In other words, no trying a little of this and that. Also, she said to eat only once while at the event. Try to make healthy choices. She said to bring something healthy to contribute to the meal so you'll know there's at least one thing that you'll be able to eat. That's all I can remember, but I'm always happy to hear her advice.

  
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RICH530 6/30/2009 3:51PM

    What great advice! Thanks for sharing with us!!
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SURENDERISNOTME 6/30/2009 1:31PM

    I normally eat a snack before attending something like this event. Then I normally make a plate of the veggies and fruit they have on hand. Only one plate so that way I am not grazing. It used to be hard. I has become easier over the months.

Debbie

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MRSCAROLB2 6/30/2009 9:03AM

    I would also suggest bringing a small plate or get the dessert plate to go through the buffet. If we trick our brian that we are eating a lot we will fill fuller as well. So if your brian sees a full plate then we are tricking ourselves that we are eating a lot.

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MRSWIGGLY6 6/30/2009 6:04AM

    That is excellent advice, I think I read an article on Spark People about the same thing. Thanks for the reminder.

Marilyn

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MSTELZER 6/30/2009 2:56AM

    Thanks for sharing this with us!!!!!

Michelle

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How I Sparked Yesterday

Monday, June 29, 2009

I'm not a person who usually wears t-shirts with logos or messages. However, due to what a great tool Sparkpeople has been, I felt like giving back by buying a shirt. I wore it on a 5-mile lake walk yesterday and never realized how many people actually read t-shirt messages. It was great to spread the spark and maybe impact someone who will go home and look up the website to change their life. When I lose 5 more lbs. (out of the remaining 20), I plan to get another color shirt. Have a good day, friends.

  
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MRSWIGGLY6 6/30/2009 10:29PM

    WTG Jesse, enjoy your shirt. I can't wait to be able to get those pretty cute capris they have up. I will get there one day.


Mairlyn

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MSTELZER 6/29/2009 1:58AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonWonderful!!!!!

Michelle

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 6/29/2009 1:19AM

    Good for you Jesse. I have a spark shirt too but have only worn it twice.
Have a great week and a Happy Fourth of July.
Amy

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ARTHURTOM 6/29/2009 12:35AM

    Spread the Spark Jessie! emoticon

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How Our Thoughts Can Be a Huge Energy Drain

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The other day, I blogged about what Jillian said in last Sunday's radio show about ways to boost your energy by boosting your mental processes and I listed those. But I forgot the most important part, and found this to be very true for myself. That our thoughts and emotions - worry, sadness, thinking about scenarios that are problematic, etc - totally zap our energy and make us tired. This is energy we could be using for our healthier lifestyle. I am making a huge effort to change my thinking. That's another lifetime pattern, like eating, that will take lots of practice.

  
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SKYEFYR 6/29/2009 4:00PM

  I've found out that a situation I'm not looking forward to will be presenting itself shortly and I'm really trying to stay positive and not waste all my time and energy on the negative possibilities. It's just so hard sometimes! And I get frustrated because I know what you're saying is true and I'm only defeating myself. I'm not hurting the person causing my stress, so why am I letting it control me?

Any good ideas to really push thoughts of impending doom away?

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MSTELZER 6/28/2009 2:09AM

    It certainly does and is one of those life lessons that we are constinately re-learning! Knowledge is power though - good for you!

Michelle

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