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An offer I couldn't refuse

Friday, October 19, 2012

I took my granddaughter with me while I went to town to buy some totes that were on sale. After I purchased them, she asked me if we could go out to eat. I told her no because I really did not have the money to spend. She said, "I''ll pay for dinner with your money." Now, how I could I refuse an offer like that.

We went to Bonanza and had a great time, turns out she just watched the movie Clue (my all-time favorite) and most of our conversation became one-liners from the movie.

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DDESERTDDAWN 10/21/2012 3:50PM

    It is so important to accept offers, isn't it? One never knows what can come of it. Especially the chance to start new style relationships with our relations! I'm so glad you had a great time with your granddaughter. You are both lucky to have special simple joys together!

Thanks for your support in my ongoing battle with sugar and those blues, too. Those simple things you take the time to do here online really can make a difference for those you touch.


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MAYBER 10/20/2012 9:51PM

    emoticon So glad you chose to go out to lunch it is a great memory
One day at a time Blessings

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DS9KIE 10/20/2012 8:07AM


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JUDI_CUTIE 10/19/2012 10:21PM

    Sounds like fun! For me, the "social" eating opportunties are the hardest to skip! So I try to still go out with people while watching what I order. Sometimes it goes well and other times ... ????

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I gained 5% more fat overnight

Thursday, October 18, 2012

As I was rearranging the room with the exercise equipment, I got the HealthRider and did a quick workout. Afterwards, I weighed myself and was impressed with the fat %. This morning when I got on the scale, I had an increase of 5%.

I know there is fluctuation, but I was not expecting to see this much in the % of fat. So, this morning I lost a few tenths of a pound and gained fat while I slept. Interesting.

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Please note: I am only commenting on the differences in the % of fat being registered on the scale. I am not stressing over it because I do not believe the scale percentage to be accurate

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ROSALIEESTHER 10/26/2012 1:52PM

    You are not your numbers!!!! Somebody told me that her body fat went up after taking a shower.

Um - nooooooooooooo - those things are just not that accurate!

Here's a thought! Put the emoticon in the closet and leave it there for a month. Whew! Problem solved.

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DS9KIE 10/20/2012 8:09AM

    I don't think its you I think it the scale that lost its emoticon

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ROSALIEESTHER 10/18/2012 12:17PM

    You know that can't be true. TRYINGTOLOSE64 is right. That number is not your worth!

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LIV2RIDE 10/18/2012 9:37AM

    Aren't those body fat numbers on the scale frustrating?? They are to me too! Interesting you had that big of a jump overnight. Weird!

I used to have a Health Rider years ago. I didn't think those things were around anymore. LOL

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 10/18/2012 7:59AM, you didn't.

A "Consumer Reports" magazine said that these scales are not as accurate as other body fat measurement methods. The measuring 'tool' is a current that runs from foot to foot so it only measuring fat content in the lower body. The best scales on the market were only accurate up to 80 percent of the time. Plus, there was no consistency as to whether or not scales reported a higher or lower body fat content. In order to get the best accuracy possible with your model you would have to test your fat percentage under the same conditions each time. That means, same day, same time, same everything...

I wrote a blog about scales yesterday...
Don't allow these numbers to dictate how you are doing.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 10/18/2012 7:00AM

    Don't allow those numbers to put a value on you! As you stated fluctuations happen.

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Wait! Before I ...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Before I put something into my mouth I need to ask myself these questions:

1.) Am I really hungry or just eating for the sake of eating?

2.) Is what I am going to eat going to benefit my body or just provide me with some momentary satisfaction that I may regret after it is done?

3.) How much do I really need to be satisfied and not stuffed?

I asked myself these questions as my husband and I went to the candy store and I bought nothing emoticon and I survived the night emoticon

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DS9KIE 10/20/2012 8:10AM

    that is some great questions

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COOP9002 10/16/2012 4:21PM

    Excellent questions.

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 10/16/2012 12:16PM

    Great questions I need to ask myself when I get the late night munchies!

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LASKIE2 10/16/2012 11:56AM

    I love #3 questions

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GYPSYW0LF 10/16/2012 11:50AM

    These are excellent questions we should all ask ourselves. Especially ones like me that struggle with emotional eating!

Congrats on the successful store run! emoticon

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Beginning Beck Diet Solution and other ramblings

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I pulled my book and workbook off the shelf this morning and looking through the workbook, I see I made it to day 6 last time around. emoticon

The one thing that I see that has stuck with me is that every time I make a decision, it always begins with a thought. First I think about doing or not doing something and then I make a decision about the action I take.

Yesterday, was a really bad day of eating for me. I found myself giving the excuse "Tomorrow I start my diet." I must of said if often enough because our conversation became about the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Commercials about starting better behaviors tomorrow. And Scarlett O'Hara's "I'll think about that tomorrow."

The reason I am doing Beck Diet Solution is because I need to take control of the way I think about certain food items. I recognize a couple of items that are my weaknesses and I really want to lessen my desire for these foods because I know they are super unhealthy. I need to change I way I think about these items because I often call them my "downfall"; I want to change it a more positive relationship, which means I will no feel like the victim to these items.

On a more positive note: I am getting ready to do a 5k program from Running Mate Media and found my journal from June 2011 and saw my weight back then was 135.8. Today, I am less than 4 pounds heavier than what I was then. So, I do not feel so bad. I had a memory of weighing a lot less but that must have been when I was on that no carb diet that was so unhealthy due to no starches in the meal plan.That plan had animal product for every meal and snack. I lost a lot of weight but could not sustain that way of eating because I ended up watching "Meet Your Meat" and read "The China Study" and decided that much meat was not a good idea. Also, that was the diet plan which gave my husband kidney stone after kidney stone.

WOW! writing this I just realized now that I have given up on Supermarket meat for three years now! We call our grandson "Stoney" because the day he was born, I was in the hospital with my husband as he was giving "birth" to a kidney stone. Stoney just had his three year birthday.

I guess I can stick with something after all. How about you, have you ever come across an old journal and realize you aren't doing as bad as you thought?

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DS9KIE 10/20/2012 8:13AM

    keep it up

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LIV2RIDE 10/14/2012 6:49PM

    emoticon I think the diet is the hardest part of any weightloss program. I seem to have the exercise part down no problem. Good luck! I know you can do it.

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GOTTAPLAN4U 10/14/2012 11:40AM

  No, my awareness goes in the other direction. lol

So this discovery should be a positive stimulus I think. Good luck with Beck.


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I need to get with a program....

Saturday, October 13, 2012

My eating habits are becoming horrendous and I am not consistent with my exercising. Everything seems to be random, like there is no rhyme or reason as to why I am doing anything.

I am starting to gain weight because I am slipping back to old habits and find myself buying and eating candy bars again, not to mention I stocked up on my favorite brownie mix. That is stocked up as in I bought every box they had on the shelf. I did it under the guise of I am going to tweak it and use banana instead of oil and flaxseed in place of the egg. You know, to make it a healthy junk food. emoticon

I think I am going to pull my Beck Diet Solution off the shelf and get back into changing my mindset, I'll combine Eat to Live and McDougall's eating styles, and I will focus on training for the Turkey Run 5k with my granddaughter, if she wants to join me otherwise I'll go solo.

Yeah, that sounds like a plan...

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BRENDARUN 10/14/2012 7:45AM

    Not sure if I mentioned this to you before (or if it was someone else)but there is a recipie out there (you can probably google it) with all bran and fat free brownie mix. It may be the perfect solution for you! They taste great, are sweet, are good for you, make you feel full, and are only 1 point - weightwatchers. So trade that brownie mix in and get baking!

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ROSALIEESTHER 10/14/2012 7:28AM

    You're going to make it. Writing about it here shows me that you are ready to really recommit! emoticon

May I suggest the McDougall Maximum Weight Loss Plan? It really helps simplify choices and fills you up.

And keep sharing every day. Telling us how it's going tells you how you're doing. Self awareness is key.

Thanks for posting.

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LIV2RIDE 10/13/2012 8:55PM

    Ok, so you recognize the problem. Now take all of those brownie mixes and box them up and donate them to a food bank. GET THEM OUT OF YOUR HOUSE! If you don't have them you won't eat them. emoticon

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FRAN0426 10/13/2012 6:13PM

    I hear what your saying, old habits love to sneek back in our life. This isn't eay by a long shot, and falling by the wayside seems to happen. Sounds like you have a plan of action emoticon emoticon

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COOP9002 10/13/2012 12:32PM

    Sounds like you've got a plan that will work for you. Best of luck in getting to where you want to be.

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