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Glad It's Over

Friday, November 27, 2009

Suffice it to say, I'll delay weigh-in day a couple of weeks. Yes, I know better. Yes, today was an eating bust. No, I'm not sorry. I guess I'd better leave it at that.

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HOKU-ALOHI 11/29/2009 11:15AM

  BTW - The minute I read the title of this blog Jesse, all I could hear was Handel's Hallelujah Chorus - so I had to acknowledge and watch it...

It was always fun in chorus to sing this.
Hallelujah - let's give thanks that Thanksgiving temptations are over...amen. I did really well by making the spinach salad the main part of my Thanksgiving plate. If I had not planned, it would have ended up more like:
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instead of like this:
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Now I just have been balancing the left-overs so I don't have any keep-overs on my waistline!
emoticon ~ Maya

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    I certainly enjoyed my holiday, I was looking forward to stuffing my face with homemade goodies for far too long to let the day bother me. I was surrounded by great people and enjoyed wonderful food and that's all that matters. I ate pretty well the week leading up to the day, so that was my treat. Once a year is nothing! There are a lot of people (myself included) who have overindulged plenty more than once a year... even more than once a week.. and have still been able to find success.

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DBELLE39 11/27/2009 9:44PM

    Remember tomorrow is a brand new day! Don't worry about the past & any flaws in your diet, just work forward. You can do this.

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SKYEFYR 11/27/2009 5:48PM


Remember something. As long as you don't turn this into a downward spiral you're a winner. You can do it. Get back on track right now! No pushing it off and no regrets. Get back on track and we can move forward together!

I'll get on the scale tomorrow morning and deal with the number if you will. Remember, I wasn't that bad yesterday, but I haven't behaved very well for almost 2 weeks now (and I have deliberately avoided the scale every morning). I am going to miss middle-boychild when he leaves, but I am definitely going to be happy about getting back my normal routine!

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WOLFSPIRITS 11/27/2009 11:33AM

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RASCALSMOMMA 11/27/2009 10:05AM

    So, no slivers today? Hey, dont worry hon. Drink lots of water and start fresh with all the GOOD foods that are leftover and you wont have to weight two weeks (Yes I misspelled it deliberately) Hugs to you for a BETTER, Healthier, TODAY and TOMORROW. Laurie

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 11/27/2009 10:01AM

    Yeah..just get back on the wagon!

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YASSOU1 11/27/2009 2:20AM

    This morning I was on the treadmill for 70 minutes.

Went to dinner and thought the food wasn't worth the calories. Took one bite of a cookie and a bit of pumpkin pie and left it there on the plate to take away. Didn't miss it. Now a bit sick to my stomach on the rest.... ugggh emoticon

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STRIDERGIRL 11/27/2009 1:47AM

  Yup. Loved the meal, the family, the fellowship. Can't get too down about calories in, but tomorrow is a new day!! I have to give myself permission to enjoy a holiday meal without beating myself up!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 11/27/2009 12:42AM

    It's OVER, DONE WITH, get back on the program and you will be just fine. ONE DAY cannot ruin what you've have accomplished. It takes 3,500 unused calories to gain a pound of fat. Give the food time to pass through your system, and you will be back to your normal weight in a few days. Don't stress about it...IT IS OVER!!! Best of luck in reaching all of your health and fitness goals.

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TRON2007 11/27/2009 12:34AM

    That's okay. Don't regret enjoying the holidays. Always remember, one step back, two steps forward. emoticon

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Whatever you are doing today, wherever you're at, and whomever you're with - have a wondeful, fun day full of laughter and joy. If you don't exactly meet your goals, at least just enjoy yourself with no remorse. Shouting out to all of my Sparkfriends to have the best Thanksgiving ever.

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PEPPERCORN2 11/26/2009 8:48AM

    lol! I started out good by walking one miles. Have a great day. emoticon

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GRAYGRANNY 11/26/2009 7:07AM

    You got it!!! I don't plan on over indulging...but plan to enjoy also
Have a Great Thanksgiving yourself!!!!!

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BOO-SHAY 11/26/2009 1:54AM

    The Day is about enjoying yourself and spending time with friends and family. I do plan on indulging a little, but I'm planning on working on portion control, and I also plan on a little extra exercise. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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The Upside to Having Obsessed About Pumpkin Pie For Days...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

... is that I feel as though I've already had it. Now I don't even care. Isn't life strange? (smiling) Or maybe it's just me! In any case, who cares? That's what makes this journey so much fun. Happy Thanksgiving.

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RASCALSMOMMA 11/25/2009 4:20PM

    then I guess you wont need that "sliver" we talked about,hmm? Just teasing; if you still want to indulge a sliver should take care of it! enjoy your week! Laurie

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PEPPERCORN2 11/25/2009 11:19AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too. I have to say I have already had some pumpkin pie for some reason it does not taste the same as last year. Just not as good. But the cool whip well thats a different story. emoticon Have a good one.

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ITSABOUTME2407 11/25/2009 11:15AM

    I am trying to prepare this mind of mine not to be pig tomorrow will tell ....wishing us all a successful day emoticontrish

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MSLZZY 11/25/2009 10:09AM

    For me, pecan or apple pie would be my "dream" dessert on Thanksgiving. Since I know that neither one is being served, I guess I'll just "dream" LOL! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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IMREADY77 11/25/2009 10:06AM

    Good for you! I wish I could say that! I'm still OBSESSED! emoticon Yummy!

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Exercising More, Managing My Growing Appetite

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Just when I have gotten some aspects under control, here comes another challenge. (smiling) Exercising more makes me hungrier. It's that simple. And sticking to healthier foods is a smart choice, but I sometimes feel that all this hard work entitles me to eat whatever I want. I'm hungry and have to learn how to compensate for the hunger. Probably more protein.

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VICIOUS421 11/25/2009 3:42AM

    I know I need to drink plenty of water during and after my workouts or I am starved!

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MSLZZY 11/24/2009 5:51PM

    Reach for the water bottle! Your body wants water and needs it!

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JPVALPO24 11/24/2009 1:31PM

    You are doing great, I read how much weight you have lost since March and it is awesome. I hope I can reach my goal of losing 10 more pounds, but I wanted to do it by January, 10lbs in one month? I don't know if it is possible. Maybe. But I am hungrier after I exercise also, I am also trying to eat more fruit and veggies after I work out. It's better to eat healthy foods when you are really hungry. Maybe try to drink some extra water before and after working out. Have a wonderful turkey day!! emoticon

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    This blog is very helpful. I was begining to think something was wrong with me. I have pushed my exercise up to almost double. Yes my appetite has gotten bigger.


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MAMASITA60440 11/24/2009 10:26AM

    My husband started working out before me and he would say that working out made him hungrier. Of course, being the pessimist I didn't believe him, but when I finally decided to get off my utt and join him at the gym I saw the truth in what he was saying. Now I buy more fruits and incorporate a salad into my lunch and dinner to make sure I'm full.

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KITT52 11/24/2009 10:18AM

    You have to find that balance, if you are burning more calories then you should eat more, but not so much as you gain weight...
funny thing when I exercise it takes my hunger away.....
have a healthy day


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I'm Dreaming of the (Entire) Pumpkin Pie

Monday, November 23, 2009

See, this is one of the things that separate me from "normal" (yes, what is NORMAL?) people. At some point, I'll be near a pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. And instead of allowing myself one piece, I'm thinking that I can have the entire thing. After all, I erroneously reason, I've been good all year and it's been a very tough one. So, hey, don't I deserve it?

What kind of thinking is that after all my hard work? Up until a few years ago, I was able to eat that pie and not gain a pound. But that was then, and this is now. Even as I write this, I am smiling and wondering how I could be such a hog! Then I swing from the whole thing, to none at all. Yup, I still have a lot of hard work ahead of me with this all or none thinking.

Have a wonderful day.

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VICIOUS421 11/25/2009 3:38AM

    LOL my trigger on Thanksgiving is my mom's deserts! Her cookies, cakes, pies and my all time fav Brownies are so good! I can totally skip the turkey meal and just go for the deserts but this year I am going to try strategic eating. First a large portion of salad, no dressing then some turkey, a small portion of potatoes and gravy, a large portion of green beans, 1 roll then 1 portion of a dessert and maybe 1 cookie. That is the plan anyways! I will let you know if it works out!

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JMONTIE 11/24/2009 10:20AM

    We all have certain foods that are "must haves." I believe that's okay. If you can lighten up the pie, maybe don't eat the crust, enjoy! Only eat the foods you REALLY love on Thanksgiving. Say no to the others. Have a wonderful holiday! emoticon

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FLMOMX2 11/24/2009 8:47AM

    Whoa! Are you reading my thoughts? I make a pumpkin pie with lower sugar to make it healthier.

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MSLZZY 11/23/2009 5:31PM

    Good thing for me that pumpkin pie is low on my list of favorites. I can think of other pies I prefer that are not on the menu. I just eat more veggies, thank you!

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RASCALSMOMMA 11/23/2009 3:53PM

    what I do for deserts (cheesecake is my big thing) is called "SLIVER and SAVOR". Why eat dessert if you arent going to take the time to enjoy it. Dont put the pie out in the open (table) but serve it from the kitchen. as for yours; cut a narrow slice and take your time to appreciate it. you will be just as satisfied because you took the same amount of TIME to eat it as everyone else. Take care and BTW you have been good this year, now , DONT MESS THAT UP!! (just another way to think on that!) Hugs Laurie

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THEADMIRAL 11/23/2009 3:53PM

    emoticon Boy, do I understand! I'm a pumpkin pie lover -- fortunately, I don't get a chance to go face down in one because very few people in the family like it. Stay strong!

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JPVALPO24 11/23/2009 1:03PM

    I completely understand how you are feeling. In fact my urge just might be worse because I feel like I have been day dreaming about a pecan pie for the last six months. Pumpkin is probably less fatty but none the less, I suppose neither of us should be thinking about a whole pie. Like someone else said, we probably couldn't even do it even if we tried. Good luck to you and remember, you can have a little bit of the bad stuff, but mostly good! Happy Turkey Day! emoticon

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SHELTIELADY 11/23/2009 12:14PM

    LMBO... And you ask what kind of thinking this is. Well, I think it is normal for most of us here on Spark.

Thanks for letting us laugh with you.

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ARTHURTOM 11/23/2009 10:20AM least you're not thinking of the whole tub of Cool Whip® too! emoticon

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PHEBESS 11/23/2009 10:17AM

    Keep telling yourself how ill you'll feel if you eat the whole pie. Really, you will, you aren't used to it anymore.

But I know what you mean, it's always so tempting. Though for me, it's apple pie, which is probably not as good for you as the pumpkin.

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