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Actions Have Consequences

Friday, July 30, 2010

So, ignoring the tracker, daily happy hours with friends, and eating what I want when I want produces a weight gain. I KNOW this, but from time to time I try it out. Somehow I'm always disappointed that the gain occurs. Why? I'm smart, I understand the concept of cause/effect. I guess the child in me is trying to "get away with" something.

I will track everything for seven days. When I do this I will reward myself with something, maybe a new phone skin, I'm not sure yet. But I will track everything for seven days.

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SHIRLEYSAUL 7/30/2010 10:16PM

    Tracking helps keep us honest.

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IMREITE 7/30/2010 10:12PM

    I sometimes forget to track all my foods and my bad habits tend to return qickly. i like to think i am getting away with something too! but then i get reminded that overeating leads to unwanted weigh gain.

I hate seeing the calorie totals at the end of the day when they are high, but i used it as motivation the next day to eat a make better choices (good action) so i can have (good) consequences.

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KFQUILTER 7/30/2010 9:56PM

    doing same thing and expecting different results will only further remind you that using all the tools on this site available is your best bet to reaching your goals. and definatley set short goals, medium and long ones. You can do it. good luck. emoticon

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QUIETCUPOFTEA 7/30/2010 9:54PM

    great idea - let us know what changes you notice at the end of 7 days! emoticon

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

We went to see the Houston Astros play a game this afternoon. We had great seats and a good friend came along. I decided to have the nachos around inning 4. They were G-O-O-D!!! They had beef brisket on them, guacamole, sour cream, the whole shebang. I enjoyed them.

After I came home I entered them into the nutrition tracker as best as I could, overestimating amounts to try to be accurate. Over 1200 calories in those nachos! OMG!!!


I am full. I am barely under the top of my calorie range. I am far too tired to exercise right now, but I will try to at least get on the exercise bike for a while later. I will also not eat until I am actually hungry again, which I am guessing will be tomorrow morning when I get up. In the meantime, I will plan my meals for tomorrow as well as plan a workout. I am not derailed!

Oh, the Astros won!

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-AIRYN- 7/25/2010 9:00PM

    The nachos sounds amazing!! I am actually going to a game tomorrow and we are in the all you can eat/drink section. I think that I am going to be in trouble!!

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BIBLECHICK 7/25/2010 8:27PM

    Those Nachos do sound good--until you track them! Good for you letting something you really want fill you up and then not eating more later. Congrats on following some common sense. Glad you enjoyed the game too! emoticon

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A Tiny Seed Planted......

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I was reading through a weight loss success story last night and the person featured had decided to get healthy by their 50th birthday. As I fell asleep I realized I will be 50 in a little over 2 years. I could likely reach my weight loss goal, once and for all, by that time if I committed.

I've written about commitment before. I am happily married, successful at my job, a good friend, and a hands-on, present parent. I have ALWAYS had a difficult time committing to myself. Stems from a crappy childhood, abandonment, feelings that I was unlovable, etc, but I've realized for many years that while my childhood was not my responsibility, my adulthood is. My neglectful, critical, cruel family was wrong. I've struggled with the "now what?"

This morning, I logged into SP and used the future date weight loss calculator to see just how far I can get by 50 if I lose, say 1 pound a week. The stunning result.....153. I do not recall weighing 153. If I lose .75 pound a week, I can be at 181. I don't recall being that weight, either. Even if I lose .5 pound a week I'll be at 210 by my 50th. I was 12 the last time I was 210.

So, I feel a tiny seed of commitment just may have been sown. By October 2, 2012, I can have my outside match my inside. It's truly possible. I just need to nurture it.

What if I CAN?????????


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1NUGGET1 7/20/2010 12:52PM

    Plant the seed and let it grow!!! You can do it!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 7/20/2010 9:53AM

    This is amazing. You can do it. Let that tiny seed grow. the faith of a mustard seed can move mountains. You can reach your goal.

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CAROL3SAN 7/20/2010 9:47AM

    That may be a tiny seed but it is a great seed. Much success to you in meeting your goal. emoticon

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Just for today.........

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I am going to have to use this mantra like crazy right now. I seem to be in a place where I am consciously making poor choices with food. I want to gt back to a place where I feel powerful and in control. I know I can feel powerful and in control because I've been there before. That also means I can get there again.

I deserve to feel powerful. I deserve to feel in control. I deserve to be healthy in mind, body, and in spirit.


(That's from me to me!)


Girl Scout Cookies

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

These are pure evil. They are, apparently, all a trigger food for me. I just an entire box of the shortbreads. Yes......a whole box! YUCK! I feel ill........

It's over. I tracked it. I need to try to not go to the self-blaming. What I need to do is to remember how gross I feel right now the next time I see those cookies. I also need to simply doante $3.50 next year to each Girl Scout that asks me to buy cookies and donate those cookies to the military. I wish I had done that this year..........

Lots of water and gum now.

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LOTS2LOSE4EVER 2/18/2010 7:43PM

    My daughter is a Girl Scout, so I support her (of course) and we donate cookies to the "Cookie Share" program that sends cookies to soldiers.

I admit that I also buy some to eat as well, but I only allow myself "one serving". Each box of cookies have a different number of cookies per serving. I always check to see how many cookies is equal to one serving, and I allow myself one serving when I crave them.

Anything in moderation is okay, as long as you track your treats and limit yourself. I've never eaten a whole box, but I have eaten an entire packaged of Thin Mints (which is half a box) and it made me sick to my stomach! I can't imagine how miserable I'd be if I had eaten the whole thing =)

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AMAS92568 2/17/2010 1:50PM

    I know exactly! I managed for years to avoid those little girls outside the grocery store but now my niece is selling those cookies! Oh my. emoticon

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2BSIZE6 2/17/2010 12:35PM

    I have to laugh because I work for the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, and it's cookie season! So . . . thank you for buying cookies, but you should definitely remember how sick you feel after eating them and don't do that to yourself again. I have the same problem with soda. I feel so yucky (bloated, gassy eww!) after soda. The same with eating eggs for breakfast - weird, but true. Why waste calorie intake on something that will make you regret it! If you're going to blow calories, go for dark chocolate dipped strawberries! They're good for you in moderation, and not that bad as a splurge either! Good luck.

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MSRIP3 2/17/2010 11:39AM

    I know how you feel! You can get back on track!

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