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Feeling Successful!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Hubby and I have had a great week! We began South Beach again. This time we vowed to NOT eat chicken breasts and broccoli every night! Tonight was the first time all week we've had chicken. The variety seems to have helped. We are not feeling like we want to quit, didn't even want our customary Pinot Grigio this weekend, and are generally feeling quite successful and proud of ourselves. I've lost 8 pounds since June 1, he's lost 7. Like they say, success breeds success!

Hmmm, I just had the fleeting thought, "How do I know I'll keep being successful?" Man, those little voices and patterns from the past are hard to change and drown out, aren't they?! Here's my new answer to those thoughts: "Thank you for sharing." I know because I'm in charge. I'm not perfect, and I'll eat things I haven't planned for. I'll skip a workout-or two-at some point. I'll eat too much cheese. I'll drink too much wine (probably not in that order, lol!), I'll likely eat fried mozzarella sticks again at some point in my life. What makes me a success is NOT that I won't make mistakes. What makes me a success is that I will make them, and move on, right back to the healthy habits that are becoming more comfortable every day. You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there. Is it Buddha that says "Fall down six times, get up seven"?



Saturday, June 09, 2007

I'm amazed at how quickly my frame of mind can change. I'm unsure now of how to proceed towards my goals. I still know I can achieve them, I'm simply unsure as to how that will happen.

When I kicked South Beach to the curb I was tired of lists of foods I could and couldn't eat. I felt sure I knew what to do. Now, DH and I are very likely going to do SBD Phase 1 again this Monday. The refined carb and sugar restrictions are good things we think.

Or is Weight Watchers better? See, I'm SO a Libra! I can't even make a decision about what to eat, LOL!

If you're reading this and have suggestions for me feel free to sparkmail me!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ISTGUT42 6/13/2007 8:52AM

    I agree whole-heartedly on avoiding/limiting refined sugar and processed foods in general. There are so many articles on the addictive properties of sugar and processed foods and on how avoiding them will get rid of your cravings. It certainly isn't easy, but it is worth the effort, especially when you find yourself craving healthy foods!

Good luck!

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BUDDY20 6/9/2007 11:40PM

    I do well just watching the calorie intake and buying everything low fat or fat free. It's a life style change. I don't even use the SP diet plans. I am almost half way to my goal. It has been slow and I have splurged at times but I feel so much better about myself. When I had to buy size 18 I said No way! I can't do this. I am wearing size ten' s now. What ever you decide to do good luck! Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday AM Weigh In

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Okay, after a week of "behaving" around food and exercising regularly..instead of once a week...I have lost 5 pounds!! Whoo-Hoo!! I feel really confident that I will get to my goal. I have the tools. I know how to use them. It's ALL above the neck for me, all above the neck!


Different reaction to stressful day!

Monday, June 04, 2007

So, hubby left a voice mail during his bus duty (we're both teachers and both doing summer school now). Said, in coded words, of course, that he was thinking some wine with dinner- and after dinner, too- sounded good. I listened as I was driving our cranky 4 year old around to get her to sleep, and talked myself into it, even though I wasn't even thinking about it. We talked and he had backed down, but I talked him INTO it again! He was doing errands and was going to buy it. After a few deep breaths-made nicer because of the sleeping child in the backseat-I picked up my phone to tell him to forget it, we don't need it. Just then, he called me telling me the same thing! We got home, made cups of TEA for crying out loud, and feel so proud of ourselves!

We had fallen into a pattern of relieving a bad day-or just a DAY in some cases-with wine, especially since Mom died. We're trying to get back into a healthy groove. Today, we're one step closer!


Strength Training

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Wow, I just finished a strength training routine generated by SP. I haven't done any strength training since December and I feel great! When I looked at the routine I thought no way would it be at all seemed so easy. Well, was I wrong! I have noodle arms and legs, LOL! My 4 year old daughter kept coming in and praising me! What more motivation could I possibly need?!

I can do this. I can and will make myself as healthy and vibrant as I possibly can. Fit feels good!


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