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Today I Choose...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Today I choose to be happy. It is a beautiful morning, the emoticon is bright , the birds are singing and I am thankful I woke to another day I was not promised.

Today I choose to eat well, stay in my calorie range and be thankful I have enough food to have choices.

Today I choose to be active, to move away from the computer and go for a walk or mow the lawn or even just jump up and down. Anything, as long as I move and be thankful I am able to move.

I hope you have a wonderful day and many things to be thankful for,
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REJOHNSON3 7/26/2014 10:43AM

    It will be a bright and beautiful day today and you helped make it happen. Thank you!

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WDIPIM 7/26/2014 10:34AM

  you can do it

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CRASH and BURN! YIKES!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Two days back into Spark and I crash and burn. Fall off the wagon or whatever euphemism you choose to describe what most consider an epic failure.
For me food is my drug, my addiction, and when I am stressed, upset, anxious and even bored at times, I crave food. Not just any food, but really good comfort food. You know the kind, super high in calories and fat and oh so yummy.

So yesterday when I found out my sister-in-law passed away, I did what came naturally. I cooked and I ate, then I ate some more. White sauce chicken enchiladas, made with sour cream and jack cheese, brownies and even a slice of apple pie. I did include 2 full servings of veggies though to make me feel a bit better about all of my gluttony. It is how I cope...it is how I gained 50 lbs over the last 1 ½ year.

I have to admit that my first thought this morning was to avoid SparkPeople today, to not log in, not track what I ate yesterday, and not interact with my groups. And I knew from experience if I did that I would be stuck in my ways, still using food as a crutch and an excuse to not be successful. I also knew from experience that if I did this then tomorrow I would have similar excuses to not log in.

I think just acknowledging this is a good place to begin to start changing it. I am also not going to beat myself up too badly. This is just a minor derail and I can and will get back on track and be successful. Today, I chose to log in. I chose to track, weigh, measure and post. Today I will choose to eat better and get some structured exercise. Today I will get my Spark on.

  
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TERP_TERP 7/24/2014 8:29PM

    Thanks everyone! As some of you know I have been down this road before and that is how I gained back those 50 lbs to begin with. I ran and hid when I started having issues eating and exercising right. I am determined this time to get it right and even when I do not follow my plan, I will still keep moving forward emoticon
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SAPHRAEL 7/24/2014 7:07PM

    I have MISSED you! I'm sorry for your loss. You made a good choice to stay connected.

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CHEBBA 7/24/2014 5:53PM

    Well done for facing your sad event head-on. So many of us have been there/done that/got the teeshirt! It happened to me the first time around and I didn't do what you have done today - I avoided things and the first day turned into two, then a week, then… well, the hard-earned weight loss went back on and then I stayed away for a good 18 months, feeling horrid, ashamed, embarrassed, missing my Friends like crazy and feeling oh so ugly and a failure … a host of emotions, you name 'em!

Things may be sad for a while, maybe even a long time. But might your thinking be a tad skewed today? What do you think? You see, if you change your thinking and turn things around, you have actually succeeded today and NOT failed! The food glitch is just part of things, it's not the whole. The successful bit is where you faced it, blogged about it and, I'm sure, felt better about yourself as a result. Nah - this is SUCCESS, not failure. And that deserves a big 'Congrats'!

Well done - and all the best for the days and weeks ahead.

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RAINBOWCHOC 7/24/2014 4:41PM

    Days like these will come around. I'm sorry to hear you have had a bereavement in the family and cooking is a very natural thing to do under the circumstances.
give yourself time to grieve, you will need extra strength keeping it together.

I know it's a lifetime commitment to Sparkpeople. Putting ourselves first for the benefit of our health isn't easy for "addicts" like us! We need each other so we can get through the hard times. We will get there!

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YVETTEB57 7/24/2014 1:31PM

    Don't be down on yourself. It's progress, not perfection! We have those slippery days! You're not alone so don't be alone. Stay connected and be sure and track everything. Even the things that you wish you hadn't eaten. It helps to look at it and to resolve to stay strong the next day. I had a day like that myself yesterday!
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And my doctor said....part 2

Saturday, January 26, 2013

So yesterday was my check-up with my doctor. This was the first appointment since I had been told to put on my big girl panties. She had wanted me to lose 2-4 lbs by yesterday and to get my blood sugars under 120.

I got a gold star! My weight was down 7 lbs (late afternoon, so the other 6 ounces I have lost were back on), my blood sugars were in a range she wanted and my blood pressure was down as well. She was very happy and now I have 3 months to see how much lower I can get it emoticon

Next week I get to go to the other doctor and find out what the biopsy showed and what I need to do there. Hopefully my leg heals soon!

I need to step up my exercise and find more time, but I know that as the days get longer it will get better! i will get my Spark on and keep going slow and steady 1 to 2 lbs at a time!

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RAINBOWCHOC 1/26/2013 11:11AM

    That is brilliant news. It just shows what we can do when the dr pulls rank!

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AZMOMXTWO 1/26/2013 11:00AM

  great job keep up the good work

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Biopsy, failure and baby, OH MY!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

This has been an interesting week and not one of my best for fitness. I had to have a nerve biopsy to check how much damage I have in my feet. My leg has been sore all week from it and not real happy when I walk or use it too much. So I have been babying my leg and not doing a lot of working out emoticon

I had been doing the January Jumpstart Challenge and over the last week I completely fell off of it. becuase of time constraints and the biopsy I was unable to do the videos and I stopped logging into it. I started to feel like a total failure for not keeping up with it (which lead me to avoid it even more). I should have started week 3 on Wednesday and instead I never logged back in emoticon It is taking some inner talk to make myself realize I am not a failure, I can still keep going and losing without logging in. This does not make me a failure, at least this is what I tell myself and hopefully soon I will believe it.

Then on Friday my first grandson was born! I cannot even begin to express how thrilled I am emoticon He is so sweet and I am looking forward to being a grandma.

This threw my sleep schedule off for the last 2 days though and yesterday I did not eat as good as I should have, but over all I did ok. And just look how sweet he is emoticon

My goals for this week are to continue to take it one meal, one moment and one day at a time. I will get my exercise in and I will be conscious of everything I eat and continue to choose wisely.
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I.M.MAGIC 1/28/2013 9:30AM

    emoticon he's adorable!

Hope the biopsy results are in your favor,,,

emoticon on the weight etc, too! Why don't you just log in to that challenge and do what you can? It's only failure if you let it be, it's YOUR CHOICE that makes the difference, and emoticon
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RAINBOWCHOC 1/20/2013 2:04PM

    Congratulations on becoming a Grandma. You certainly have started the New Year with a lot on your plate (and I didn't mean food!)
You have some healing and body repair to work on and of course cuddling the baby, jump start can start some other time!
I'm sure you will be ok in a week or so and ready to be on track, exercising to your best potential and racking up the Sparkpoints
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Sandra

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SAPHRAEL 1/20/2013 12:07PM

    What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

Don't feel bad about the challenge. Those things aren't designed for injuries. It sounds like you have the right plan...one success at a time. If you need to stay off your feet, I've heard good things about chair exercising. I know there are spark teams for it.

Enjoy that baby! He's a beauty!

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MAMAOWLS 1/20/2013 11:59AM

    Congratulation being a grandma is a very fun thing. It is a lot more fun than being a Mom.

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I made it through the week!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Whew! I was a bit worried how the week would play out once I went back to work, and in all honesty it went better than I thought it would emoticon

I got in at least 10 minutes of exercise a day, not counting the extra walking at work I did and mini aerobic workouts I slipped in ( a few minutes whenever I could). My eating was OK, I have a few days where I exceeded my calorie intake, but I stayed under 2000 even when I did eat too much. The last 2 days I have been a little stressed out and I ate a bit more than I should have. Today, I am recognizing that I was feeling hungry and eating because I was stressed, not because I was really hungry and I have a plan.

Today if I feel the anxiety and get hungry I am going to exercise and drink water, unless I am actually due for a snack. I will stay in my calorie range emoticon

I am anxious to weigh in and see how much I have lost, if any, tomorrow. Hopefully the scale will move, but even if it doesn't, I am feeling mush better and I have wonderful blood sugars.
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RAINBOWCHOC 1/12/2013 12:02PM

    Glad you are feeling a bit better. Small steps every day will get you there.
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