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Time to get going.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

It has been a very long time since I have logged into SP. I have been afraid to log in because I have not been very good to myself lately. What better time than Lent, which is a time of penance and reflection, to do a penance for myself, to reflect on what I need to do to be where I should be with my exercise and eating. So one thing at a time, one day at a time. Tomorrow I will log in and start with my food diary and log in my exercise minutes. Time to get going, one day at a time.

  


New Year!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Every year at the end of December, Andy Rooney from CBS 60 Minutes goes on about how New Year's should be September 1st. As whiny and cranky as Mr. Rooney can be, I have to agree with him on this one. After all, the beginning of September means the beginning of school and various activities for the kids. We decorate our homes for fall and Halloween and some of us even get new clothes. It seems like September is a good time to get back to regular routines after the laid back summer. It is with that in mind that I am embarking on the next step of my journey. OK, OK, I know it is the middle of October, but it is never too late to get started on that "New Year's Resolution." So now that I have adjusted to the Back to School schedule and all the various activities and running around that go along with that, I have started going to the gym again. I am not going to focus on the past and all of the mistakes that I have made, I am just going to look ahead to the "New Year" and start anew!

  
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IXCHEL23 10/20/2010 8:50AM

    Happy New Year!!! Yes, just look ahead!!!
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What has happened to me?

Monday, July 05, 2010

I have not been doing very well over the last few months. I have been eating at night again. Why is it that I feel like I will be missing out on something if I don't eat both the ice cream and the popcorn. I mean, it's just ice cream and microwave popcorn. Why does watching TV automatically mean that I have to sit down and eat. Then I have trouble sleeping which gives me the perfect excuse to not get up early to walk or go to the gym. I find myself buying snacks from the vending machine. What is the problem? Things are busy with the kids. Money is tight. No different from any other time. Why is it always all or nothing for me? Either I am so gung ho with dieting and exercise or I do nothing but sit around and gain weight.

Baby steps. Time to track food again. Do my best to get my workouts in this week. That is all I am going to say. No big promises that may no be kept, just baby steps. Let's see what this week brings.

  
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TRIGFROST 7/5/2010 4:06PM

    Today is the day for taking back control... baby steps...Take one thing you can control and do it. next day another...until you are completely in control again...On your journey, Your the only one who can control your own-self...no one else can do it for you...Thank God for new Mercy's every day.....

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SLIMSOLO10 7/5/2010 12:52PM

    Just recognizing the problem is half the battle. i have trouble with that time too so I try to plan one healthy snack to have in the evening and then I get busy scrapbooking or crocheting or reading at least during the commercials so I don't go trapsing back into the kitchen again.
You can definitely do this!
God Bless your efforts
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MALIBUGIRL0310 7/5/2010 11:05AM

    Progress not perfection, as I was once told. When I find myself struggling with food choices which happens in spurts.... I think it helps if I get a back up plan planned..... make sure that I have healthy substitutions ready for my "trigger foods". Hang in there, sometimes blogging and putting it out there is the first step to fixing the issue! emoticon

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DARKMETALSKIES 7/5/2010 10:51AM

    "Baby steps"

Those words are your key. We ALL must stumble to learn to walk with confidence. And I'm here to tell you I've stumbled quite a bit and still do. Might I suggest not buying the popcorn and ice cream at all, then it's not in your house, and those choices are removed. Buy healthier snacks instead, or if you find yourself wanting to snack in front of the tv, challenge yourself to NOT do so by focusing on something else like a book, perhaps some light exercise, and even a pep talk to remind yourself of your long term goals.

Just don't give up on yourself and you CAN DO THIS! One day and night at a time, just push through and you'll be glad you did!

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NJCHIPPER 7/5/2010 10:51AM

  This sounds so familiar....you need to get a hobby or something you can do with your hands while watching TV. Keeping hands busy, decreases the want/need to be eating...at least that's what I've experienced. Good Luck you can do it!!

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BMI...What does it really mean (to me).

Friday, March 12, 2010

I used to be obsessed. I was obsessed with the scale and I was obsessed with my BMI. In fact, every time I lost a little bit of weight, I would go online and check to see if my BMI was getting any closer to 'normal'. It was so frustrating to see that I was still 'overweight' according to my BMI. Meanwhile, I weighed in the 160's and was wearing size 8 jeans. Why did I let that dumb number get to me? Better yet, why did I let that dumb number cause me to gain all the weight back that I had lost to get into the 160's and those size 8 jeans? That was almost four years ago. Four years ago, I lost 40 pounds, was exercising, eating well, and felt great. But all I wanted was to get that BMI down to 'normal'. Instead I gained all the weight back and last year at this time, found myself weighing over 200 pounds and wearing size 14-16 pants. I didn't even bother to look at my BMI then.
I knew I needed to get the weight off again, but how would I ever get to be a 'normal' weight?? That is when I found Spark People last April. I just realized this week, almost one year later, that yes I lost have lost almost 40 pounds and yes, I am wearing those size 8 jeans again, but this time, I really couldn't care less what my BMI is. I mean yea, I have an idea what the number is and, yea, I know the weight I need to be 'normal', but that really doesn't matter. Now I know my body and I know that I may never get to 'normal'. I know that just maybe, my normal is different from the BMI 'normal.' I may never get to 'normal' , but that doesn't matter because I am fit...and oh yea, I wear size 8 jeans.

  


Feb 2nd 26 days to go!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Today was a good day. I managed to get to the gym again this morning. (I really don't mind the cold, it's the snow that makes it hard to be out driving at 6am, thankfully there is none in the forecast for the next week or so.) I did the elliptical today. Tomorrow will be back to running intervals. We had a catered lunch today at work and are having one tomorrow. I feel pretty confident about making good choices (especially since I am the one who orders the food!). Time to go watch the Biggest Loser!

  


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