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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ok, now that I've got your attention..I need your help!!!

I had dinner a little bit ago and I ate more junk food than I had planned to today..and I am watching tv in the kitchen trying to stay away from the food that I feel is calling me. I really, really want to eat something chocolate or w/ peanut butter as I am in a peanut butter mood..even though I had a lot of peanut butter today (not good).. I keep telling myself if I get up to get something that it should ONLY be water.

I am just trying to stay focused...on the big picture. It's just hard sitting here...steps from the fridge and as much as I want to grab just a piece of fruit..I know how bad it is to eat this late at night...and a cup of hot cocoa sounds soo good..but it's been 5 days since I've had a cup and I'm doing so I don't want to mess that up.

Maybe I should go read a motivational article to keep myself from snacking.

I am sure I should go to bed, but Im watching my soaps that I missed during the day..I'm hoping I will grab some water before I go up and leave the food for tomorrow.

Wish me luck!

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STAMPINGRL2 3/17/2011 6:28AM

    Thanks Ladies! Today is a new day and I am determined to do some things different!

For the support!

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REDCHICK5 3/16/2011 11:55AM

    Hope you managed to stay strong!! Try doing some strength workouts whilst watching your programmes - will keep you busy so you won't be thinking about the snacks!! And you'll also get the benefit of stronger muscles! :)

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FANGFACEKITTY 3/15/2011 10:35PM

    Luck! Stay strong!
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Might be time for a change...

Monday, March 14, 2011

I got my hair cut (shorter than I would have liked) a week ago and as much as I don't like it...I decided to color my hair as well...I am really not liking the shortness of it, but find that when I straighten it it looks OK...putting it up isnt really an option as most of it falls out of the pony tail...I am just waiting till it grows back again....

But I thought why not update my profile picture on here and hopefully it will come out nice. I colored it a reddish color, but it most likely will not show up in the pic as my hair is really dark and it depends on the lighting if you can see it or not...

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KAKIPOPUP 3/15/2011 4:50AM

    My hair is curly, too - it does what it wants to and I'm learning to live with that -

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STAMPINGRL2 3/14/2011 5:42PM

    Thanks, Curlyhead1, but that is the old hair cut. I got it cut shorter a week ago and it is really very short. I haven't posted any pics yet. I will soon though!

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CURLYHEAD1 3/14/2011 2:54PM

    I love the haircut - it looks great on you! From one Curly to another, it's very flattering.

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Trying to give up a favorite of mine.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


For the past 3 days I have not had any hot chocolate. This is HUGE for me. I don't drink hot/iced coffee or hot tea and hot chocolate is usually what I have in the morning with my breakfast. But just recently I was looking on the flat belly diet meal plan and one of the foods they say to eat in moderation is hot chocolate...ugh! So, I've been trying to substitute my hc with chocolate milk...It's good because then it helps me get more calcium in my system. It is more calories than the hot chocolate, but I can't have everything I guess... emoticon

No big deal...I bought an avocado as that is an item on the list and I hope to use it before it goes bad...That happens so much for me...where I buy all this healthy food and I wait and wait and wait and then it goes bad and I have to throw it out...

I want to start planning meals so that I know what I am making for dinner ahead of time. For the most part I will have the same breakfast and lunch that I have changing it is an issue for me LOL.

***I was so close today to having a cup of hot choc..but I told myself that I've been doing so good lately that...I really wanted to try this not HC for a week..and see how it goes..Before I make any other changes...We'll see...

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DRPOOH63 3/14/2011 9:21PM

    You know i have been reading that you should have chocolate milk after a good workout instead of the energy drinks. So you might do that use it as a reward for a good workout. I think it sounds great but keep forgetting to get the chocolate milk. Suppose chocolate ice cream would work?!? Just joshin!

Also you might think about adding the avocado to soup or as an addition on your sandwich at lunch. Yummy..

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STAMPINGRL2 3/14/2011 3:40AM

    Thanks, DGFOWLER, but I am just trying to get in the habit of not having it now. I think I tried it and didn't like it..I think I still have the box in the cabinet LOL..I normally drink the milk choc w/ marshmallows Nestles hot choc...b/c it is only 80 cals...It's weird but nice not to have it...b/c some times I would have one before bed..and that just wasn't good. That way if I don't have it in my mind that it is an seems to work out better...Course I just got pms on not sure that giving up chocolate at this time is a good idea LOL.

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DGFOWLER 3/13/2011 8:28PM

    Nestles makes a low cal hot chocolate that is about 25 - 50 calories.. lots less then the regular... WTG being strong.. Donna

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Brand New Day!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Yesterday I was eating way too much...I did have like 3-4 servings of fruit, but I ate way more than I should have...

So today, Friday March 11. I have decided to "start over". The last time I worked out was on Tuesday...

I got up and I worked out this morning. I did 2 miles of one of my LS dvds. I tell you it is killer when you haven't worked out in a couple of days and especially when you haven't done a LS dvd in a week or so..But it was good, plus I was really feeling it. So I know I had a good workout. I have a plan to do another workout a little later today.

I need to stay focused some how. I am hoping that because I worked out already I will want to stay focused and not eat so much today. For some reason, yesterday, I wasn't all that hungry after I had my sandwich, but then I just keep eating. I was kinda craving something sweet and I think this has to do with the fact that I gave up chocolate candy for Lent. I think it is all in my head and that I just need to take pics of how much bigger my stomach has gotten these past couple of months so that can be what I think of when I grab something else to eat.

I know it is hard for a lot of us...I guess I just didn't think it would be this hard. I have been thin for the majority of my life and didn't gain weight until I was pregnant with my daughter (15 yrs ago). And even then it wasn't an issue...I know this is true, but it just seems that the older I get the harder it is. I know that I need discipline and that I need to focus on the big picture and take it one day at a time. I know this, but some times I get lost in the shuffle and I don't know which end is up.

I think this could have a lot to do with being out of school now and looking for a job...It was hard out there a yr ago when I first lost my job and even now after school (will graduate in Spring) doesn't seem to be any easier. I think I am in some type of "depressed state" and to be honest with you I am the first person who will tell you that I don't get depressed (mom mom suffers from depression and is on meds for it..has been for yrs), but after seeing a lot of symptoms I am thinking that I might be in some type of depression...where I don't have a job and I haven't had one for a long time...I spend a lot of time alone..I live with family, but I enjoy spending time alone, but sometimes you need people around...I really can't explain it other than that...But that is the only explanation I have that I keep eating food. Normally I am not like this...Normally I can stick to eating healthy and not splurge..but this time it is seems different... So, I know that I just need to find another way to meet my goal. I find coming on this site and reading other blogs and what others hve to say and articles helps me. It helps me know I am not alone and that there are other people who have similar issues. I just need to get some motivation to stick with my program and try to set challenges for myself so that I don't feel so overwhelmed and out of place. I think setting challenges for myself will help me to move forward and reach my goals in a more healthy way. I can't keep obsessing over the food I can't eat or the food that I did eat.

Today is a new day. I will treat it like one and take it one step at a time. I will wait 20 min after I haven eaten for my stomach to feel full. I will keep myself busy so that I am not thinking about eating food or candy/snacks. I will try to eat every 3-4 hours so that I can keep my metabolism working and not be starving when I finally sit down to eat. I will try a new exercise once a week to spice it up and keep me on my toes and to keep my body from getting bored with same exercises (same muscles worked). I will drink more water when I am feeling hungry and I just ate. These are small goals that I need to think about each day. I need to do cardio at least 20-30 minutes per day. I, also, need to get more sleep.

(wow that was long!)



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STAMPINGRL2 3/11/2011 1:52PM

    I don't know what came over me, but I did a major workout today. The only I didn't do was eat..I had some candy ha ha..not good..I know...but I've been drinking water and doing some was nice to dance around the house when no one was that usually doesn't last long. I am in a better mood and I love that I had so much energy to do so much working out. Yay Me!


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Video Selection...I had no idea...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I just checked out the video selection and I must say how impressed I am. I had no idea that there were videos here of workouts. I typed in how to do some workouts or the names of workouts and it came up with a list. It was great! I think I will use these videos moreso now that I know what they are about and how easy it is to access them and view them. This will be a great way for me to learn new /different exercises and be able to use more muscles. I think this is a great opportunity for us to learn exercises we never knew existed. I also think that it is great if you know of an exercise and you don't know how to do it...the video will help you with that. I am looking forward to viewing more videos and doing more workouts. Love it! emoticon

Friday March 11, 2011
I just did 10 minutes cardio kickboxing workout video. That was fun...a little hard. I, attemped to do the jumpstart one, but it was too tough. I did 20 minutes of the dumbbell workout and that was fun!

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DGFOWLER 3/13/2011 8:29PM

    I've been here on and off for 3 years and I'm still finding new things... emoticon ~ Donna

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