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Stepping Back and Taking a Good Hard Look

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

For the last few weeks I have been stepping back and taking a good hard look at my eating habits.
My observations:
My day usually starts out fairly well. I eat a healthy breakfast and lunch.
Around three in the afternoon when I get off work I start to eat and some days it seems I don't stop until about an hour before bed. Most of my eating is in front of the TV.
So I have made a rule for my self.
I call it The "Dining Room Rule".
In this rule I only allow myself to eat in the dining room. Where respect and honor of my daily bread and body are observed. At the table I have positioned my self in a place where I can enjoy the flowers from my deck and the yard out the wind. I decided that I will use my good dishes and take time to enjoy my meal.
No more mindless eating in from of the TV, snacking at the kitchen counter or out of the refrigerator. There is a time and a place for every thing. I have a dining room table for a reason. I'm going to take advantage of it. Honor and respect are long over due.

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SLIM4LIFE09 1/15/2010 12:37PM

    Sounds like a great idea!! My husband and I have a horrible habit of eating dinner in the livingroom and watching tv- I think I need to really look at this habit too and embrace my diningroom table.

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VAJ38DD 11/24/2009 11:27AM


Thank you for sharing your experiences and trials. Yes, you're right TV is a HUGE waste of my time. Is it a Distraction from life's trials and challenges? I think so. More so then I think. Dealing with my teenage son and my husband out of town on business more days then are comfortable, not mention the families opinion on the subject is very stressful. I think this has become my escape. Ok, time to brain storm alternative destressors and activities.

Thanks again for your support and being forthright. Your opinions didn't piss me off or any thing they just confirmed what I already know to be true spurring me on in the right direction.


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SELF_CENTERED 11/24/2009 10:14AM

    I had the same pattern as well. I would eat from the time I got home from work till bed.
Planning my meals, eating them at the table made a big difference.

This is probrobly NOT what you want to hear, but I'll say it anyway. You should think about turning the TV off. Did I just strike a nerve? Did you start thinking "not gonna do it!"? What is really gained from watching TV all evening long? Distraction from lifes trials and challenges?
Well how bout this... do a TV "fasting " for 1 week. No TV.
Become bored. Plan some other activities see what happens.
Then sit down and plan out when you will watch some TV, but alot less...

I did this for myself and my children. I say this from experience. I was watching my TV and my kids were watching theirs. I started working out(BFL), this was great, but other than the mal plan and workouts it was right back to the TV. Food, TV, video games, call out to me all the time.. but adding the structure and planning to my nutrition, exersize and free time is keeping those things in check.

Just something to tryout

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Body For Life Challenge

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Well I was starting to yoyo with my weight agian, so I am finally back on track and starting the downward weigh lose trend agian. yey! I love BFL, it works for me, it's foods I like and eat and it's right in line with my exercise schedule. I'm only in the middle of my first week of the 12 week challenge and have already seen the scale coming down. Here's to being Hot, Happy and Healthy!!

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OCEAN_EYES 4/30/2009 11:56AM

    yay for you!! that's awesome! let me know if you need anythign at all.

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 4/30/2009 12:42AM

    Hey there Veronica! I'm proud of you for starting BFL! My hat is off to you! I started a 12-week BFL at the last of September and then promptly left for month of traveling. I guess you can say that my BFL lasted all of just the first few days and then went zilch. Now I'm starting a new job (but first I'm wrapping up my old one), AND going on vacation again with friends. So... my BFL days will have to be on hold. But I'm doing pretty good with where I am for the moment weight-wise. I'll support you on your journey. Just blog about it and I'll be reading it! LOL
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21 Day Challenge Update

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm doing pretty good. Not perfect but I have come down 3#'s, so I guess not too bad...
It just so happened that I had a Dr. appointment the same day I started the challenge(4-13-09). I commented to her what I was doing. She said that was great and wanted to make sure I was doing closer to 1500 calories if I was to continue exercising the way I have been. So I have not been to concerned about being so right on with food intake. I've been doing the plan with a protein bar here or a cookie there and exercising everyday alternating cardio, strength training and a little yoga as usual. I'm keeping it between 1200 and 1500 and that seems to be working with exercise. If I cut back on the exercise at all I will stick closer to the plan with no added foods.
18 days to go on the Stuck in a Rut Drop 10 lbs In 21 Days out of the Oxygen magazine spring 2009 issue!!!



"For as he thinks within himself, so is he."

Monday, March 30, 2009

"I'm gorgeous darling" My motto, Be hot, healthy and happy

I truly believe this statement, "For as he thinks within himself, so is he." -King Solomon.
The last few months I was on a major role, lost 25#'s got new clothes, a tattoo, bikini etc. My parents hadn't seen me but a couple of times and hadn't noticed until about a month ago and my father told me "oh, now you'll just gain it all back." I felt defeated to think he had put those thoughts in my head that that could be possible. The last couple of weeks I have gained 5 pounds. I had a light bulb moment and the last couple of weeks have become so clear. I was beginning to believe what he had said. I am from this point on changing my thinking and truly believing in the thinner me!!

Course of action:
Think Thin.
Truly believe and act like I am at my goal weight.
I put a Post It on the scale that reads 160#
Took on the 21 Day Clean Eating Challenge with the Eating Clean Team
Planned meals and exercise.
Cooked for the week.
Re-read the Secret.
Filtering the negative.

Sparking On,

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NEWMOMOVER40 4/12/2009 12:58AM

    Hi Veronica,

Your dad might have been projecting his own insecurity or health problems on you -- or trying to "protect" you from being "hurt" if you don't meet all of your goals -- either way, it's NOT your problem! You don't need to own it at all.

It's a good reminder how much what we say to our children matters, whether they're 5 years old, or all grown up. :)

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Things I've noticed

Friday, March 27, 2009

Some things that I have noticed about my self are...

If I think or worry in a negative direction I tend to go that direction.
The same is true in the positive. If I am happy , grateful, excited and confident in my weight lose and life I go that direction. Hmmm...reminds me of the Secret/Prayer.

Also If I stick to a small serving of a lean protein and a fruit or vegetable every 3 hours my blood sugar levels stay at an even level, I never get overly hungry or over full and my cravings are few and far between.

Some foods work against my weight lose efforts.
..hell ..most all acid forming foods. Sugars, starches..basically white food starts a roller coaster of binges.

I have a gal in the building where I work that had some food allergy testing done. Found that she was allergic to eggs and wheat. The minute she cut those out of her diet she dropped 15 pounds. Something to think about.

The more I pay attention to how my body reacts to food the better able I am to stay in control.

Preparing foods for the week ahead works really well for me. If I grill up a bunch of lean meats and make sure I have lots of fresh fruit and cut veggies for quick eats I do much better then if I wing it.



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