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It's what's for lunch today!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

1/2 cup egg whites scrambled with 50g cut up turkey, 1 cup spinach, 1/4 cup ricotta cheese. On the side, sliced red bell pepper with another 1/4 cup of ricotta as a dip (because I don't like veggies on their own). Coffee with skim milk, no sugar.
253 Calories
10g Fat
27g Protein

All adds up to YUMMY!!

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NOCALORIES 3/27/2014 2:01PM

    Thank you for sharing this delicious looking lunch.

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CINDYAST 3/26/2014 6:56PM

    It looks good! I make something similar except no cheese, add mushrooms (cause I LOVE mushrooms!) , onion, and whatever other veges are in the fridge, and top it all with salsa, cause I also LOVE salsa. lol! Yum!

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CHANCETARYN 3/26/2014 4:43PM

    Sounds good and looks pretty too! emoticon

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WIFE48 3/26/2014 1:28PM

    Yummy. emoticon

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Proverbs 13 and Weight Loss

Thursday, March 13, 2014

"Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time." ~Proverbs 13:11 NLT

As I was reading my daily Proverb, I realized how this verse can be true for so many areas other than riches. Weight loss sprung to mind immediately. I realized that so many people want the fad diets, the pills, the things that don't require hard work to obtain their goals; they want to go the "lose weight quick" route instead. I've done it...and found that the weight comes right back. But slow weight loss that requires self-discipline and hard work--and a real lifestyle change--is the kind that will have lasting results that we can be proud of.

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CINDYAST 3/13/2014 4:40PM

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CHANCETARYN 3/13/2014 4:39PM

    Amen. emoticon

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NOCALORIES 3/13/2014 11:25AM

    Relying on God brings daily opportunities for being blessed.

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PENNYSAVER2 3/13/2014 8:21AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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Will motivation ever return?

Friday, January 17, 2014

I have made more than one attempt to get back to my weight-loss journey. For some reason, it just seems so difficult to regain and maintain the motivation to do so. I was so close to hitting the 20-pounds-lost milestone over a year ago (my total goal was only 29 pounds!), but lost my spark and slowly gained it all back again. Now here I am, unhappy with how I look and feel again, and discouraged that I can be successful with something only to resort back to my old habits and weight. I have read articles, I have had people send me encouraging messages, but nothing seems to be lighting the fire under my butt that I need.

So I am trying a different approach. I recently contracted the flu and was so sick I couldn't get out of bed for two days. Thankfully, the flu was short-lived. But in those three or four days of not feeling well and eating next to nothing, I lost 3 pounds. No, my "different approach" is not to get sick all the time (or make myself sick!) in order to lose weight. My new approach is to take my weight loss journey in small, unintimidating goals; to lose weight in 5-pound increments. When I've lost the first 5 pounds, my new goal will be to lose another 5 pounds, and so on. I'm hoping that by reaching these little goals--rather than setting my goal at the 29 pounds again--that I will get more of a feeling of accomplishment and that will encourage me to go "the next 5 pounds". I got a 3-pound head-start on my first 5-pound goal, so I'm starting out with a feeling of "I'm already more than 1/2-way to my first goal!"

Wish me luck! I really am hoping to be able to stick with it this time.

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RUSSANDMIN1 3/3/2014 9:47PM

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    That is a good goal to set. Sometimes, motivation comes in the form of a picture or an event coming up and sometimes, it just comes from within out of the blue. A lot of people have lost and regained. The good news is weight can always be lost. It's not always easy but it's possible!

Good luck with your goals! :)

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MRSCLARK 1/18/2014 5:37PM

    I also was where you are but got back on the program.I'm trying not to binge eat.If i don't binge I seem to not find it so hard to stay motivated

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CINDYAST 1/18/2014 1:06PM

    emoticon You can do it! emoticon

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CANADIANFROG09 1/17/2014 5:19PM

    Every great journey starts with one small step but persistence gets you there!

Much luck to you!! emoticon emoticon

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FISHGUT3 1/17/2014 11:33AM

    good luck

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RENLLY 1/17/2014 11:32AM

    Smaller goals do make it easier. emoticon

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NEWDIANA2014 1/17/2014 11:29AM

    Good Luck!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Renewing and Reviewing

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I have not been good with Sparking or eating right or excersing over the past several months. I'm back now (although I'm getting #backontrack in "baby steps"), and I decided to re-read all of my old blog entries. While reading them, I also reviewed all the comments that were left on those blogs, and am so thankful to all of you who have taken the time to encourage me. Not only has my resolve been renewed, my encouragement has been as well. I appreciate you all!!

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NOCALORIES 8/10/2013 3:59PM

    Glad you are back. Looking forward to reading how you are finding Sparkpeople is benefiting you once again. Take it a day at a time and find progress as you move forward.

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CINDYAST 8/6/2013 5:10PM

    Baby steps are better than no steps! You can do this a step at a time one day at a time. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHARONCAPPS 8/6/2013 11:32AM

  You can do it. Just don't give up. We are all here.

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Renewing my Spark

Thursday, May 02, 2013

So I've been totally neglecting my Spark lately, and I've been paying for it.

My family and I just returned from a two-week trip to Disney World in Florida (the first time in our lives that any of us have ever been).

And I am renewing my Spark! I have reset all my stats (start weight, goal weight, etc.) and am starting again.

SparkPeople was successful for me the first time--I just stepped away from it before I met my goal. So I'm restarting with a new resolve that this time I AM going to reach my goal and beyond!!

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OAKLEYAJ 5/6/2013 8:40AM

    emoticon Welcome back !!!

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CINDYAST 5/2/2013 4:28PM

    Welcome back! Sounds like you've got a handle on things, also sounds like an amazing vacation in Disney World!

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NOCALORIES 5/2/2013 3:01PM

    Congratulations! You recognize what worked for you and you are back. Family time is precious glad it was possible for you to enjoy two weeks together having fun.
The time is right to get back sparking and living healthy.

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WORDWOMAN7 5/2/2013 10:43AM

    Good for you! And you'll have the wonderful memories forever, so don't be too hard on yourself. You're home now; this is your opportunity to get back on track and achieve your goals.


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