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Monday, October 01, 2007

Oh no! What has been done to these dogs! LOL!

First, to review my September goals, they were:
-lose 5 pounds
-exercise 5 days a week
-record ALL food eaten

I did well with these goals. I lost 10 pounds - HOORAY!!!!!

In spite of two injuries - a fractured metatarsal and a torn ligament in my wrist, I've been able to exercise 5-6 days a week. The heart rate monitor has been helpful in keeping within my target heart rate, even while doing modified exercises to accommodate injuries. Plus the injuries are healing.

I've gotten in the habit of scrupulously recording all food eaten. It makes a difference. Among other things, it is a sure cure for that horrible feeling of being out of control around food.


For October, I want to keep the same goals, and add one. So here are my October goals:

-lose 5 pounds
-exercise 5 days a week
-record ALL food eaten
-stay within calorie range 5 out of 6 days each week

Wish me luck!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANGELAMAPHONE 10/5/2007 6:37PM

    You did awesome last month - I'm totally impressed! Especially with the injuries. Congratulations! :)

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FROLIC838 10/5/2007 12:58PM

    Congratulations on sticking with your goals. There is a great sense of accomplishment associated with making and keeping to our commitments. Your success is reflected in your awesome progress. The fact that you managed all of this in spite of injuries is truly an inspiration to the rest of us. Thanks for your example.

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MOMDEBBER 10/4/2007 8:12PM

    Wonderful job Wren! You've been faithfully working on changing habits and being healthy and it is really paying off. Congratulations on your 10 pound weight loss.

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NEW_ME08 10/2/2007 9:33PM

    Way to go, Wren! Ten pounds, wow, I have never lost that many pounds in a month! I track ALL my food as well, even if I know I have exceeded my calories, because it helps me see which vitamins I need more of and how much sodium I am consuming. I know you will be doing well with your October goals, but good luck to you anyway!:)

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SUNFLOWERISA 10/2/2007 7:07PM

  Wow, 10 pounds??? CONGRATS!!!! I am so proud of you. Your October goals look great. Here's to another excellent month! {{{HUGS}}}

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QUERIAN 10/1/2007 9:00AM

    Wow! 10 pounds lost in a month is fantastic! Way to go! And I totally agree with you on the food tracking, I love it! Keep up the excellent work!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Last night I watched the movie “Georgia Rule.” I was not prepared for the subject matter. I didn’t realize it was upsetting, but now today is a hide under the covers kind of day. So that is what I am doing. At least I know why I feel this way, and I’m not doing some crazy thing to shove the feelings away.

Tomorrow will be a better day. It always is, eventually.

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PEASANDLOVE 9/25/2007 9:49PM

    *hugs* and ditto!

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MOMDEBBER 9/25/2007 9:12PM

    Hi Wren,

I've not seen the movie so probably won't help much. And, I wanted to tell you how awesome it is that you've allowed yourself to feel the feelings instead of stuffing them inside you. I think that too frequently we aren't true to our feelings which for some can lead to health issues. For me it leads to overeating!

See you in the dorm.


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SUNFLOWERISA 9/25/2007 8:15PM

  *Hugs* to you. –Risa

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NEW_ME08 9/25/2007 6:46PM

    I am sorry to hear that you are sad. I have not seen the movie and I do not know the plot at all so I cannot comment on that. Hang in there; tomorrow is just around the corner. Hugs to you!

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QUERIAN 9/25/2007 4:35PM

    I'm so sad for you that you feel that way and I will avoid that movie myself. The same thing happens to me when I see upsetting material (to me) and hardly anyone understands and they say things like "it's just a movie". But I think I understand, at least a little bit, and am hoping for a safe and happier day to come for you. *Hugs* and blessed be.

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BEECOMINGME 9/25/2007 2:04PM

    sending you some internet hugs. Wish there was some way to make the pain go away. It is a real victory to be able to recognize that coping mechanisms that helped in the past, (e.g. stuffing our faces) before we knew any better, aren't the best ways to cope, now that our eyes are opened. Wish I could remember that for myself, more than I do!

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September 21, International Day of Peace

Friday, September 21, 2007

"Peace is more than the absence of war. It is a state of being in balance and harmony. Peace is about how we handle problems and how we get along with others. Peace is about community - about encouraging and helping each other to live better, more fulfilling lives. Most of all, peace is about respect - respect for ourselves, each other, and the planet we share.

Peace is an ongoing process that requires our constant attention, but we begin to make our lives more peaceful the moment we decide to try to be peacemakers. When we convince the world to make working for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world our priority, we will create a culture of peace, and living peacefully will become the most natural way to live.

The International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, is a celebration of our shared wish for a better world. It is an opportunity to look at the things that have been done over the year to help create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world, and to note the things that still need to be done. It's a time to rededicate our commitment to a more peaceful planet.

Peace Day is also an opportunity to spread hope for our wish to live in a world without war. All of the nations of the world agreed to the United Nations' call to create a global ceasefire on Peace Day. You can help create humanity's first day of peace. If we can live in peace for one day, we can learn to work together to create a peaceful world, one day at a time."¯


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SHOWERS2FLOWERS 9/26/2007 9:53PM

    I wish I'd seen this on the actual day! Thanks for sharing it!


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WASATCH84032 9/21/2007 10:57AM

    Me, too. That's very nice. :)

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QUERIAN 9/21/2007 9:43AM

    A few years ago a church in my neighborhood had a sign that said "Peace is not the absence of war, it is the presence of god." I always liked that sign.

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Week 1 Challenge Review: Gold Stars all around

Thursday, September 20, 2007

This is the last day of Inspiration Pointe's Week 1 Challenge. It's been a great challenge for me. What I've gained from it is self knowledge and motivation, and what I've lost from it is weight. What more could you want from a challenge?

The September goals that set for this challenge are:

Goal #1: Stay within Calorie Range
Goal #2: Exercise 6 days
Goal #3: Stop eating and brush teeth at 8 pm

At the end of the first week, I so so SO much better at staying within my calorie range. My mind is adjusting to the change. I am grateful to be free from starting off my day feeling guilty and feeling like I have to play catch up from what I ate the day before.

Exercising 6 days a week is not even a challenge. I just do it and it is done.

I'm learning to cut myself a little slack on goal 3. If I'm truly hungry, with a gnawing tummy, and it's keeping me awake, I will have a little healthy snack. It feels good to realize how little food is needed to take the edge off.

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SUNFLOWERISA 9/20/2007 11:26PM

  Congrats on making it on the Week 1 challenge and the weight loss!
Those are great goals, eating late at night is a habit I need to change too. You are a gold star!

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A different kind of satisfaction

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I kept my food intake within all of the guidelines yesterday. This morning, on awakening, I feel hungry and realize. . . that this is how it should be. It's okay to have just this little bit of hunger in the morning.

It feels good to wake up knowing that I treated my body well yesterday.

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NEW_ME08 9/18/2007 11:11PM

    Good job!!! It is OK to be a little hungry in the morning; I however, tend to be ravenous...

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CCJOTR 9/18/2007 11:25AM

    That's great. I once heard Oprah say that in order to lose weight, you have to have some of those hunger pains. I think it's true. I actually like to feel them now. And I've realized that when I have them, a little snack will do, I don't have to have a big meal.

Great spark page. I started with Weight Watchers too. I like spark people better because I can log on anytime day or night and have immediate support and encouragement. Keep up the good work!

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QUERIAN 9/18/2007 9:32AM

    It does feel good, doesn't it?

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