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Out to dinner last night and made a revelation

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It the extra...Extra what you ask? The extra effort....every day. I've been ok. Not great but...ok. I'm not eating Christmas cookies. I'm not bringing on eggnog cheer. What I'm also not doing is being dilligent with my choices. We met great friends out for dinner last night. We hadn't seen them in a while. She is thin. Probably thinner than I would need to be but healthy. She is consistently thin. It doesn't matter when we get together she looks good. I ordered before her. I ordered a grilled sandwich with chicken. No dressing, no cheese. Just lettuce and tomato with fries on the side. Then she ordered. "I'll have a ceasar chicken salad with dressing on the side". Ugggg.... Even though I took the necessary items off my plate she made the right choice. I didn't eat my fries and didn't finish my sandwich but....that's why she makes it happen. Consistency...Then my sister inlaw was at a table near us with friends. I checked out what she ordered...guess...a chicken salad with dressing on the side. I know how to do this. It's every day. Every day! Let's do this!

  
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VENISEW1 12/17/2012 8:46AM

    Don't beat yourself up but I am so proud of you for making changes and we are not perfect and hopefully we will learn from our mistakes. Take care my friend!

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OOLALA53 12/16/2012 11:14AM

    I'm surprised. My thin friends never order the salad entree and certainly not with dressing on the side. They get the hamburger WITH fries or another lunch/dinner just as sumptious. However, they often don't finish their dinner. When they're full, they stop. It doesn't matter what's left on the plate. (They also tend not to take leftovers home; that will never be me!)

I find if I have a sandwich (and I do get them at times), I actually don't want a whole order of fries, so I'll get something lighter with it. I also try to split with others, if they're open to it. But I get the entree salad sometimes, too, because I enjoy it.

Choose the food that really satisfies you and slowly enjoy every bite. If you start getting full, take your time and have just a couple of more savored bites. Ask for a container and put the rest away. You can forget it on the table if you like... just don't be looking at the leftover food until you get more comfortable with quitting when you're full. You'll do this! emoticon

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NDTEACHER1 12/16/2012 10:52AM

    Yes, that is true, every, every day!

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GMO_JEN 12/16/2012 10:19AM

    i think a grilled chicken sandwich, for dinner, seems like a solid healthier option. Salads are always a good choice, too. But you are right, its about making the right choice consistently-which is so hard with the holidays-but avoiding all the food pitfalls is good place to start.

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RUNNER12COM 12/16/2012 10:10AM

    You made a good choice for yourself. That's what it takes. And remember, you are on your own journey, not hers.

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TWEETYKC00 12/16/2012 9:59AM

    Make it happen, I know we don't always want to do what is really goo, but it needs to be done!

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/16/2012 8:57AM

    Good reminder blog. Thanks!

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KANOE10 12/16/2012 8:55AM

    It is an everyday effort to eat healthy. Many of my thin friends eat salads and watch their weight. Good for you staying away from holiday goodies. I stayed away from all of the appetizers last night at a party..except for one jalapeno popper. I probably should have avoided that.

Good luck in the next days during the holiday. One day at a time and we can make good choices!

Nice blog.

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Wednesday

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ugggg...not feeling today. I've been doing some soul searching lately. Too much thinking I think. Food hasn't been great. Maybe the holiday stress is getting to me. Hmmmm...I'd love to get some Zumba in but schedule won't allow it. I'm meeting a friend for lunch so that should help. One step at a time here.

  
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TWEETYKC00 12/12/2012 7:29PM

    Baby steps, you'll make it through all of this. Hang in there.

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KAILYNSTAR 12/12/2012 4:50PM

    You poor girl. Not feeling well and such.

Yes, get out and see your friend for lunch. Then get some rest. Quit thinking so much, I'm sure that is getting to you physically.

Get well soon.
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SLENDERELLA61 12/12/2012 1:47PM

    One step at a time is good. If eating isn't good, what one thing can you do to improve? Is it fruits & veggies? Portion control on one thing, say, peanut butter? Choose at least one thing you can do to improve, do it, and then build on your success. remember that even 10 minutes of exercise counts. You can do it!!!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/12/2012 1:43PM

  Keep pushing and try to remake your time schedule to fit exercise in even if you have to get up one hour earlier in the morning emoticon emoticon

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Hi Monday

Monday, December 10, 2012

Adam is sick again...ugggg.... now a stomach thing. So he is home again. I have lots to do today. Tonight is Joe's work party. I'd like to go get my nails done and I'm going to buy Spanks...:) I've never tried them but I'll give it a go. The house needs work too. So I'm heading up to get ready for the day. Food has not been great. I had a bag of barbecue chips for lunch. A whole bag! UGgg...today will be better. Hope my Sparkies have a good Monday.

  
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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/10/2012 10:48AM

  Forget the chips....LOL just begin again and enjoy yourself because life is for the living and yes, you are alive and fit and healthy emoticon emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 12/10/2012 9:44AM

    Wow, you certainly have plenty going on. I hope all goes well and Adam to feel better of course.

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Hi Wednesday!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

So I took a step...I called a contact about a class to start at a wellness center! :) A Zumba Gold class they want to start for their morbidly obese clients! Right up my alley. I talked at length with this great woman in charge about having wanted to work with this group in particular. We talked about the fact that we both have family members who are battling with this issue. As a family we have come to a point of understanding that it is up to the individual to make the daily decision to have a healthy life. So if I can teach a class for those who are fighting for their future I am all for it! Yay! I'm psyched to put this together and now I have to get signed up for CPR training and get myself insured. So let's go!

  
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ANNESYLVIA 12/5/2012 8:24PM

    Yeah, this is want you were working for. Best of luck

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ELISADENK 12/5/2012 7:57PM

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Keep us posted....

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TWEETYKC00 12/5/2012 3:53PM

    Whoohoo, happy dance time!

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KAILYNSTAR 12/5/2012 1:41PM

    Wonderful! You will be great at this. Keep focused and anything is possible.

Hugs.

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SLENDERELLA61 12/5/2012 11:35AM

    What a great thing to do!! Looking forward to you telling us all about getting trained and insured and working with people who really need you.

You are so right that it is "up to the individual to make the daily decision to have a healthy life." Actually, it may be 200 daily decisions!!

Take care, Marsha

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Hi Monday

Monday, December 03, 2012

Busy day. I brought my dad to the doctor this morning. Acute bronchitis. He has been on antibiotics since last Wednesday and now is moving on to steroids. Uggg...poor guy. :( I picked up his prescription and dropped him off at home. I then picked Adam up from school and brought him to therapy. He came out and told me that he took a survey and found out he has mild OCD. We will talk more about this tonight....then...Josh called and said now his throat hurts and wants me to drop ibuprofin off before wrestling practice...ugggg. So I'm sure we will be at the doctors with him tomorrow. At least I'm 100%. Adam is still on the mend. He will rest all night. I did get a great Zumba class in yesterday!!! YAY! It felt great! I just don't feel right without it. I have rosemary whole chicken in the oven for dinner :). Brown rice, broccoli, yellow beans and beets for sides. Yum. Hope my Sparkies had a good Monday!

  
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TENNISJIM 12/4/2012 6:20AM

    Delicious. Way to go. You are a caregiver.

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TWEETYKC00 12/3/2012 8:55PM

    Stay safe and healthy over there, I hope the boys feel better.

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