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Tuesday, September 04, 2007


It is so hard to eat something that our mind tells us is "forbidden"...eat only on threat of dire consequences! Thats what I did yesterday when we stopped for lunch at Boston Pizza. I'm not a big pizza fan and I didn't want pasta smothered in sauces and as it was supper time and I hadn't had a meal since breakfast I decided to go for the gusto and have my favorite cactus nachos. It must have taken me a good 10 minutes to talk myself into the fact that it was not going to kill me or otherwise destroy my progress...after all we had walked for almost 2 hours at the museum and from one building to the next and I hadn't had my lunch, only a piece of fruit for snack since breakfast. Boy, was it hard to take that first bite...I did eat only 1/2 the serving and ate the salsa and only a small taste of the sour cream dip every few nachos. When we got home I ran to the computer to try and calculate just how bad I had done...woohoo, I was still under my allotted calorie count for the day...joyously sat down and had a nectarine for my snack. I am amazed and thrilled to realize how quickly I have become very disciplined in my eating.

  
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NJMATTICE 9/4/2007 1:23PM

    We're gonna conquer that dang food "BoogeyMan"! He's been lurking around for way too long. I love how the food tracker eliminates unfounded fears. What a great tool. Keep up the good work. I am proud of you!
-Nancy Jane

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August 31/07

Friday, August 31, 2007

Funny how old fears crop their heads up even when we know we have nothing to fear. Stepping on the scale each time I need to weigh in makes me feel tremendous anxiety. I know logically that I have followed my nutrition and done my exercises faithfully and that as a result the news will be good. Illogically, the dread builds as I gingerly step on the scale waiting for awful news that once again I have failed. Then I open my eyes and slowly focus on the dial, all the while both believing I will have eliminated weight and dreading that somehow I was wrong. It's a learning process...believe in the positive out come and it will happen. Do your very best and you will find honor. I know intellectually, but the mind still falters from old learning. It's the breaking of old habits and establishing new habits. They say it takes 21 days to learn a habit . Well new habits I am willing to learn, a new a healthy lifestyle is my goal.

  
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MDOHERTYJR 8/31/2007 10:07PM

    Boy do I know the feeling! But the joy when even a pound has disappeared, just to feel the next time before you get back on the scale that that pound may have come back.

The joy is a lot better then the awful news that you are fighting a fight that seems to be clearly uphill.

Just keep your head up, it may not get easier, but you have friends here that are on that same boat, afraid that the scale will put you in the dumps, and tries to derail your enthusiasm and pride!

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