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Taming the Lion

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I hear this roaring in my head and tummy for the sweet things in life all the time. It has been so hard ignoring the roar. I have managed keeping the Sugar Lion at bay. I am not contantly sneaking little pieces of candy here and there all day. I allow myself one indulgence at night and that gives me something to look forward to, so I know I can make it all day, a little something at the end of the day helps me without feeling horribly deprived of the sweet things I love.

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ALLENJOSEPH 3/22/2012 1:37PM

    I've heard much talk about deprivation. I believe that if we continually deprive ourselves, that eventually we will indulge more than we would ever want to. emoticon

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WELLREDHEAD 3/22/2012 12:29PM

    That sounds like a great plan! Maybe my Carb Lion needs a play date with your Sugar Lion LOL

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NINJA_SMOO 3/22/2012 10:25AM

  Great plan! Also, I love the imagery of your Sugar Lion :) You can beat him!

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I did it!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I went to a meeting today and didn't compare my size with anyone else in the room! I didn't even think about it until I got back to my office. I have spent so much time beating myself up over being me when I shouldn't have all along. I know in my heart that the people I come in contact with don't obsess over my size and I shouldn't either.

On another note, I did it again! For two days I have been able to ignore the basket of chocolate in the office and I cut way back on my sugar intake at home. Die sugar cravings, die! I feel good and have been busy enough where I don't think about it. Yea! ME!

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ROSALIEESTHER 3/25/2012 8:44PM

    That is awesome! It can be a real big challenge avoiding sweets at work. I feel for you.

I admire you for realizing how self-destructive it is to compare your size to other peoples' size. I have that habit too and I hate it. Not only does it make me feel bad, I feel like I'm putting them down too. You know, they're more than their size.

I bet we're not alone, I bet a lot of people obsess about their weight. I appreciate how you're working on that I will too.


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LDMCNIEL 3/20/2012 2:48PM

    Great job!!!

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SSYEAW 3/20/2012 2:25PM

    Good for you!!! I am right there with you about body comparissons! I take several classes at my gym and have the same trouble NOT comparing myself to the other skinny minnies in there!

And ignoring chocolate while at work! emoticon

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Does anyone else do this?

Monday, March 19, 2012

I wonder if anyone else does this or thinks like I do?????

Every time I go to a meeting, which is quite a few these days, I compare myself to every other woman in the room. I always ask myself, am I the biggest girl here? I am always so relieved when I am not, that is so horrible I know. Last week, I was the biggest one there and I felt so depressed and self consious. Now I see these folks all the time and I shouldn't feel this way, but I can't help it and I wonder if I will ever be able to walk into a room without sizing up in my head.......

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LODEE2121 3/28/2012 2:20PM

    I too am very familiar with this feeling, but smaller days are coming....Just remember that the outside is what it is and will eventually be just like the inside....BEAUTIFUL!!! Feel proud that you're living the life you want to live and maybe that "smaller" person isn't as happy as you:)

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ALLENJOSEPH 3/20/2012 3:20PM

    I must say I enjoyed this blog very much. We really shouldn't feel inferior, or better than others. We have no idea how far people have come in their struggles with weight. I feelit happens often that we uncomfortable in how we look.
What a wonderful tool Spark People is. I know the food tracker is what is helping me so very much. I love to track my food daily. I'm doing so all because of a very dedicated Team Leader who likes to help people like learn all the benefits of Spark People. emoticon

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    I also do the same thing and feel self conscious if I am the largest person in the room.

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WETPTARMIGAN 3/19/2012 11:26AM

    I used to do that until the day I spotted a woman in a WW meeting and thought "whoa, she's huge! I'm glad I'm not a big as that!", only to discover later that she was getting an award for losing 100 lbs. I realized then that it's useless to compare yourself to others when you don't know their back story. Much wiser to be the best you can be at today's size and keep working for a smaller tomorrow. emoticon

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tonight is my usual night to hit the water at the Y! I can't wait. Tonight is deep water class, altough I perfer chest level with my feet on the bottom. Oh well, it is the only night this week that the whole family can go, so deep water it is!

Gorgeous day here, I am going to try to get out in the field a bit and soak up this great sunshine!

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JINLYNN 3/15/2012 12:07AM

    I love deep water - hope you have a great workout.

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WETPTARMIGAN 3/13/2012 3:02PM

    Deep water is a nonstop core workout on top of all the other advantages the water gives you--enjoy!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Another lovely Monday and I say that with lots of sarcasm. Yeah, I am another one of those Monday haters.

I walked 3 miles on a treadmill at the Y on Saturday. I was really proud of me, but I shouldn't have tried to do so much at once. My legs were so sore yesterday and I can feel a little burn this morning. I will walk the dog this evening at a normal pace.

Loving the time change, I love having the evenings to do stuff outside. Maybe if it is pretty, me and the family will walk the neighborhood.

I hope every one is having a happy Monday. The start of a new week!

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JINLYNN 3/15/2012 12:06AM

    I hope you had a great walk - you are doing great.

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ROSALIEESTHER 3/12/2012 11:07AM

    You're doing great! I love early evening walks in the neighborhood. I hope your family joins you.

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