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11 months and 30 lbs UP - But I"m BAck!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hey to anyone who meanders by this blog post....
NO GIVE UP! That's the message. After 11 months and 30 lbs added to my not so keen physique - I am back.
I got all caught up in working a new job... being busy and not looking after myself. What did I learn?
When I don't look after myself I get cranky. I don't hang out enough with my friends to get that much needed laughter... I can spend amazing amounts of time on the couch when no one in looking ..

....and most of all I learned - I still care about me. Yup. And I'm back because I can't stand feeling like an overstuffed sausage when I put on my winter coat. I'm not thrilled with puffy face looking back at me in the morning mirror.

And the funniest thing brought me back.. I remembered the other day - when watching TV - a dietician who said " you can't outrun your fork". Oh my god. How true is that?????
So I'm starting with the diet. Baby steps. TRAcking my food. Watching what I put in my mouth.
I'm no hard core person - it never works for me ... but overall - this week it's about eating fresh food. Cooking at home. EAting in.

Welcome back to me!

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DS9KIE 12/13/2014 12:25AM

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68ANNE 12/12/2014 9:20PM


You are very much welcomed back, it is so wonderful to read your blog!

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NHES220 12/11/2014 8:31PM

    Welcome back! If you don't look after yourself no one else will! You need to make yourself the priority. You can do this!

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BOOKAPHILE 12/11/2014 10:36AM

    Welcome back, indeed. You aren't the only one who has found that support is needed to continue losing or maintaining. My weight goes up when I stop tracking and stop showing up here. It's great that you're starting now rather than waiting until after Christmas!

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2015TODAY 12/11/2014 6:30AM

    Welcome back. Good luck with your plans.

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2015TODAY 12/11/2014 6:30AM

    Welcome back. Good luck with your plans.

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LBMAMA2015 12/10/2014 9:24PM

    It's great you found your way back here. The support herr is great. Welcome back and all the best making healthy life changes!

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Round Round We Go….

Monday, January 06, 2014

How is it 2014 already? Yikes! so much for my 2013 goals….. let's just say that it was like running around in a big circle - moving forward but not increasing the fitness or decreasing the weight - ended up right where I began…. well not really… I learned a lot about myself along the way.

Let's just say I had more than a few major stressors this past year and I was not good at staying on track and looking out for me when things slid sideways.

I had 2 new job starts this year - in May which was a disaster - and October - I was invited back to a place I used to work - which is working out not bad. I had a medical emergency in June which landed me with major allergy outbreak and to date they have not figured out what the trigger was…. we've eliminated all foods etc. but who can say… I still keep the epi pen in reach just in case….

My mom passed away in Sept after a month bout with cancer. We were never very close - but the family dynamic with an older controlling sister who was mom's best friend has become even more strained. And add to that having to look after my dad who has always been more than distant has been another challenge.

Lots of emotions flying everywhere and me being an emotional eater - well lets just say it has not gone well.

Today I am back. I've thought about spark a lot - and my spark friends. I had to be ready to come back. I've cleaned out the holiday junk from the house. I started eating better last week and watching my portions. But I know from how my pants fit that it ain't gonna be good news on the scale. So we will post pone that event for a week or two till I feel more in control of what I'm eating and how much I'm moving around again.

Life is tougher some years than others. I'm getting better at looking after me. Looking forward to catching up with all my spark friends in the next couple of days.

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STEPH-KNEE 1/7/2014 4:20AM

    I am sorry that 2013 was such a rough year for you and I hope 2014 is much kinder to you and you are able to achieve your goals. You deserve it! emoticon

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68ANNE 1/6/2014 8:09PM

    Glad to hear you are back with us. I also cleaned out the junk food and holiday trashy foods

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BOOKAPHILE 1/6/2014 7:40PM

    One more thing... only quitting is a failure when you want to lose weight. Many of us take multiple runs at weight loss before we are successful. I hope you can find a way to reduce the stresses in your life. That's a lot to deal with at once.

You've taken two great steps - eliminating the things that tempt you and watching your portions. You are ahead of your last starting point! Welcome back. You can do this.

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BOOKAPHILE 1/6/2014 7:34PM

    I have also been in the position where I didn't want to acknowledge my "starting" or "starting over" weight. I waited until it came down a few pounds before I "officially" recorded it.

Now I wish I'd put the higher weight from the beginning because I would have a more accurate record. I did the work and would like the credit for losing all of it. That's my experience,(twice!) for what it's worth.

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What's in a Month

Monday, December 16, 2013

Well, all I can say is I've been gone for about a month and I'm trying very hard to get back into the swing of things. It has been stressful with family stuff and getting used to a new job…time has been tight and I confess to not making many nutritious meals - opting for frozen pizza and hamburger helper on more than one occasion….
But it hasn't been all bad. The cold winter came early so I have been hunkering down on the couch in the evening complaining to myself about the cold while I sip on low cal hot chocolate… I need some tips from my spark friends on how to cope with staying active when the temps are just too cold outside to be comfortable…..

I plan to get out the slow cooker so any easy healthy recipes are welcome…. Just been overwhelmed and missing sparking. So I commit to coming back for a few minutes every day to log in the good the bad and the ugly info - just to get back into the routine of being healthy.

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68ANNE 12/18/2013 9:54PM

    I have such a hard time moving when I am cold too. I know jumping jacks are and awesome way to get the blood pumping but it is the oomph needed to get moving.

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BOOKAPHILE 12/17/2013 1:27AM

    When I need a few more steps, I walk around the dining room table. In fact, that's now my default for phone conversations. I rarely have trouble anymore getting 10,000 steps a day. When I started, 5,000 was a stretch. I can talk or read as I go, and it makes the time pass productively and quickly.

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STEPH-KNEE 12/16/2013 11:41PM

    I hear you. I have been eating badly since Halloween and have a 10 pound gain to show for it. This time of year is tough on almost everyone and sometimes it is hard to fight it. I am glad the new year is coming soon and we can hopefully gather some extra sparkle and motivation from it. emoticon Super glad to see a post from you though! emoticon

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This Week I Will...

Monday, October 21, 2013

I will work hard to stay on track.... I'm starting a new job tomorrow and I have to be super vigilant with what I eat during the day when I am out and about in the community.

I will walk at least 5 kms over the week.

I will drink my water - every day - throughout the day... and so far so good with no diet coke for 4 days now...

I will pack my lunch and eat it instead of giving in to fast food drive thru's.

I will cuddle up with my husband on the couch one evening to get some together time in so I don't get cranky.

I will have some fun - I will sing out loud to the tunes on the radio - when I am alone of course....

I will not worry about when it is going to snow....

I will spend one evening with my dad.

I will be good to me because I deserve it....

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68ANNE 10/22/2013 8:29PM

    I will create a list like this. . . .I love it
You will do it

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BOOKAPHILE 10/21/2013 5:42PM

    Good, mostly measurable goals. Can't wait to hear you met them!

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Saying Goodbye to Diet Coke.

Friday, October 18, 2013

This is one of my top Love-Hate relationships. Diet Coke. Cold right from the can. Love it!
Hate being addicted to it.

I know - I've been eating fresh - home made = got rid of all the processed foods.... but this was my last hold out. I've been downing this stuff since my early 20's - was it out then? That seems to be the memory - from Tab to Diet Coke 30 years of this???? (Now there's a blast from the past - who remembers Tab!)

Time to get smart. I have fatty deposits on my liver. I know this from last years gall bladder situation - they did a scan and I have fatty deposits.....I am overweight. And not just afew pounds. More like 100 lbs overweight. And clearly as I have packed on the pounds over the years - Diet Coke is not doing me any favors. Sure I've read all kinds of stuff on the internet as I try to convince myself to give it up.

But really? Do I need to look at the internet? I had a talk with myself the other day and we decided that it was time to just give it up. I quit smoking 16 years ago. If I can do that - I can kick the diet coke craze!

Today is day 2. What am I substituting? Water. With Ice and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Yup. that's it. Water. How do I feel? A little edgy to be honest. Missing my evening sit down with my diet coke in my favorite koozie right now... missed it for my mid - afternoon pick me up.....

This is huge for me. There is no diet coke in the house. There is no secret stash. Cold turkey is the strategy. I have to get past this addiction to be true to my eating clean. Time to flush all those toxins out of my liver.

Its also sad. My diet coke has always been there for me. To celebrate a good day... to soothe me on a bad day. Cool crisp and no calories. Time to say goodbye.....

Today I'm choosing to be healthy. I'm choosing to be true to me. Chemical Free Me....
Wow. Its a big one. But I'm done with the Diet Coke.

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BOOKAPHILE 10/21/2013 5:45PM

    Good for you! Hang in there!

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68ANNE 10/18/2013 10:24PM

    No more

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MAGGIEVAN 10/18/2013 8:11PM

    Good on you! You will find another healthy pal. Mine is water.It is so delicious when I am exercising and when I am hot. In winter time a cup of hot water is just the thing to get the insides going. We can learn to any thing and to develop a taste for it.

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MISSJANE55 10/18/2013 8:11PM

  Hard one to break free of, well done. I've had to let go of somethings that have been long term 'friends'. So, now, when I have a craving, I'll remember your post and feel inspired to stay away from that garbage.

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