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Day 2 and Going Strong!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Well, this is my second day back on the eating plan. I am a weekend muncher, as my hub is home and I do nothing but loaf around with him and eat for two days. But yesterday I stuck to the plan! I ate toward the lesser end of my calories, which excites me. emoticon

I plan an equally satisfying day today, and I have already worked out! Here's to day 2, may it be as glorious as yesterday and beyond! I am hoping my new resolve will help the emoticon go down toward my goal!

Today is also the first day I am completely emoticon I am eating right for my high cholesterol, and nothing can stop me!

My new goal is to be around my short-term goal weight by emoticon - November 23rd, actually. It is October 18th today, and that gives me 5 weeks and a day from today. I'd like to be at least in between my first and second "small goals." If I lose 2 lb. per week, I can be around 126 or so, which would be excellent! I can almost feel the future success coming on. Wish me luck!

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FIREWORK20 10/18/2011 9:58AM

    emoticon You are doing great!!! You can definitely make your goal of 126 by November 23rd too! Just stick with it! Hope you have a great day today! :)

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Nighttime gorging.

Friday, October 14, 2011

I did really well on my diet for the past two days - until last night. My husband was starving an hour after dinner and I wasn't hungry, but I craved anyway. We got a large pizza (16") with extra cheese, green pepper, onion, and pepperoni, thin crust, as well as some pepperoni cheese sticks. I ate a stick and then went on to eat who knows how many pieces of pizza. They were square pieces, about 2 x 2 in. I think I ate like 3 with most of the crust and then two to three more of just the toppings (meaning the cheese and veg). I wanted to throw it up. I was worried I'd aspirate on the cheese if I tried to do that. How sick is that? I am so upset with myself, and I don't understand why, despite this health scare, I continue to do this to myself. I can't control myself.

I am happy to report, at least, that I did go for a walk today and have started back on the healthy eating. It's just so depressing to have done this for years - I was able to diet on Weight Watchers once a few years ago for 3 weeks and lost the weight and kept it off, and I can't hardly stay on one for 3 days anymore. It's always been one day on, a week or ten off, trying over and over and over. It has really taken a toll on my self-esteem.

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FIREWORK20 10/14/2011 11:34AM

    Have you tried taking the SparkPeople approach? Not a diet really, but making small changes that really add up?

I find that when I make really drastic changes, it's a lot harder to stick with it! When I decide to do just one or two things differently, I can handle that and then I add in another couple changes when I feel that I can handle it!

Also, when you tell yourself that you can't have something, you are going to want it! Maybe tell yourself that you CAN have it, but you WON'T. Just a small change in attitude, but sometimes it's easier! Or start even smaller and let yourself have a small portion of whatever you want--don't cut it completely out yet but work on limiting it more!

Whatever happens, letting yourself get down about it won't help! It will just prevent you from getting back up. Shake it off and start fresh! You can do this!

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PENTAD 10/14/2011 11:00AM


Try not to beat yourself up when your make a mistake. Be gentle with yourself. emoticon

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GAILRUU 10/14/2011 10:56AM

    My problem with overeating is in the mid afternoon. I learned not to have foods around that tempt me because I know I will give in and eat them!

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HOAGIE22 10/14/2011 10:55AM

  Git Er Done!!!

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Health Scare.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Talk about a wake up call! I had the results from a physical done a month ago arrive the day before yesterday --I have pretty high cholesterol for a 24-year old girl with a BMI of 24-ish. I mean, it's almost 200, with HDL ("good" cholesterol) at 42 (under the optimal level by quite a bit). My triglycerides are off the chain for me. It seems that a couple years ago my cholesterol was around 100 or lower.

So, yesterday I started really sticking to my diet and I did it. I reached all of my nutrition goals, and didn't binge on bacon, sausage, or cheese, like I normally do. Today, so far, I have done well and on my food log I still have dinner to eat as well as a few sugar-free popsicles. I walked 1.7 miles yesterday and today. I hope I can stick to it and do it this time; it appears heredity is not on my side as far as cholesterol is concerned, my Mom's is 274 and my Dad's is 220-ish.

I hope this health scare is enough to tip the motivation scale in my favor.

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CATANTIGO 10/13/2011 4:39PM

    It sounds like you have a plan in place to lower those numbers. You're on the right road. Just keep going. Let your sparkfriends help you. Big hugs. Cathy

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HS1056 10/13/2011 3:40PM

  Wow! That sure is a wake-up call. You are very young to be having those unhealthy numbers. Now is the best time for you to get it under control. I know you can do it!
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Self loathing.

Monday, October 10, 2011

I am 140.5 today and therefore up almost 10 lb. from last month. Someone please, stop me.

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FIREWORK20 10/10/2011 9:56AM

    emoticon Don't hate yourself!!! And don't waste time being down about it! That won't do you any good. Pick yourself up and make a fresh start. If you need another fresh start every hour? That's okay!! Take a deep breath, decide you are going to make a fresh start and start again!

Take it an hour at a time! Think about what you can do to make THIS hour healthier! Do a 10 minute exercise video from SparkPeople? Great!! Eat a serving of veggies instead of a serving of chips? Great!! What about the next hour? Do something active instead of sitting watching tv? Prepare some healthy pre-portioned meals and pack them all ready to go?

You can do this!! Read the success stories from others on SparkPeople and get encouraged! Make yourself happy--look at the beautiful day, the flowers, the birds, listen to a happy song, cuddle with a puppy, focus on the good, the beautiful, the happy things and do not let yourself get down!

"You cannot change the past, but you can begin now and make a new ending!"

Everyone has bad times, I've just gotten through a bad time myself! Today is my fresh start and I'm determined to be positive and not let my past mistakes affect my future in a negative way.

You can do this!!! :)

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JANVIVALDI 10/10/2011 9:24AM

    well I wish that I had that kind of power. However, what I can do is support you in your decisions and offer suggestions. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Be kind to yourself. We are quick to make sure that we treat others with love and respect but rarely do we offer the same thing to ourselves. 2.Stop beating yourself up. You made a mistake beating your self into shame will only prolong the mistakes. Instead congratulate yourself for seeing the problem...for reaching out for support and for the new day you have in front of you. 3. Take it one meal at a time...stop thinking about what is done. What is done is done cannot unring that bell. Instead you have a choice and the only next choice you have is your next meal. What ever meal that is what do you want to choose and what will make you feel good about yourself. Do not think about the very last meal you had and say oh well I ate too much or this or that so that day is lost. No it is not. That meal is lost ...not your day or your next meal or your will power. You can do this...one day at a time. One meal at a time. Keep reaching out when you need the support!

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Good morning!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Hi, friends. I'm back! I was on a blogging hiatus, as well as a diet and exercise hiatus. Such is life. I gained back the weight I lost, plus a few. I changed my goals today, and yesterday went off without a hitch! So here's to starting over!


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