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It is really Wed. now...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Yesterday's blog was after midnight, so I guess that it was posted as today...oh well. I slept well last night & the scale smiled at me...two lbs. lost...every little bit helps to keep me motivated. I am doing OK today, but I have to tell you. It is after 5 P.M. & I am still in my nightgown (I have a bra on...that way I feel like I just have a very long T-shirt on ) ANYway...I weighed in, tracked my food, made healthy food choices, but did not exercise...that always seems to be the last thing I think about doing. I did get a lot of Christmas stuff done...wrapped packages & did some cards & I still need to get to the P.O. & store. I need to work on the nightgown thing...even though I do some of my best work in it...cooking, cleaning...& you thought that I was going to say the bedroom, right?...NOT!!! Haha...Anyway, my plan is to get up in the morning, put on workout clothes, exercise, eat breakfast & then shower. I know that some of this stuff sounds like small stuff, but in many ways, I feel that it holds me back from what I really need to do...good sleep & plenty of it...get dressed, water, exercise, water, move, water...weigh, track & blog...that's all for now. I also need to spend less time on my laptop...too easy to become a couch potato. Thanks for all your encouragement. Take care...

JANEY

  
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NASFKAB 12/19/2014 7:36AM

  just do it one step at a time one day at a time

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LKWQUILTER 12/18/2014 8:18PM

    Remember, just take baby steps and keep on keeping on. (((HUGS)))

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LJCANNON 12/18/2014 10:36AM

    emoticon The Pure Power of getting dressed and 'Fixed Up' first thing in the morning is Very Under Appreciated in my opinion.
Whether you plan to see anyone, or to leave the house or not, staying in your pajamas all day (especially when you aren't Feeling Well Anyway!) sends a Very Negative Message to your Subconscious Brain. No matter how bad I feel, I get Fully Dressed every morning.

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TRESSWANN 12/17/2014 9:01PM

    I believe in the power of clothes

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CINDHOLM 12/17/2014 8:03PM

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NHES220 12/17/2014 5:43PM

    I usually put on my workout clothes first thing in the morning, but today I had a doctor appointment. Good luck! Have a great rest of the day!

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Started out strong...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I said started...Yesterday, Monday was not a great day...I DID walk for almost 30 min. & I DID weigh in & I DID drink lots of water, but I didn't do as well tracking... breakfast & lunch was good & dinner was pretty healthy. I get together with two girlfriends every Mon. eve. & it was my night to bring the snacks...I sort of went overboard...took a veggie tray, a fruit tray, chips & dip, cookies & meatballs. I had a little bit of each & felt guilty, because I had already had a chicken wrap at Wendy's for dinner...so I wasn't eating because I was really hungry...I was being sociable... basically that is BS. I never bought the Peer Pressure scene. One of my girlfriends is slim & in good shape. The other is very heavy & is more like Misery Loves Company. Neither of them would pressure me to eat or drink anything, so I'm not about to blame them. But on that same note, it would not be wise for someone like me to get a job in a bakery...like an alcoholic getting a job in a bar. Why set yourself up? I did not exercise today, unless you count the millions of steps that I took, while Christmas shopping & the getting in & out of my car a zillion times. I had my water bottle with me & had to keep stopping at places to pee emoticon Once as I jumped out of the car, really needed to go, I darn near hung myself...it is always a good idea to take off your seat belt before exiting your car emoticon I tracked my food this morning, but pushed myself to shop without stopping for lunch, so I ate a small bag of cookies at Toys R Us & then about 5:30, I decided to stop at Jimmie John's & picked up two sandwiches (one for my husband...who does NOT need JJ sandwiches either) I'm hungry right now, but I think that I'm just tired, so I think that I will go to bed instead of grazing in the kitchen...I keep asking myself...how did I get back here. It is somewhat ironic that when I weighed in yesterday, I weighed the exact amt. that I weighed when I first started SP...248 whopping pounds...OMG. OK, enough venting...I am off to bed. Take care, y'all...have a good week...

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LKWQUILTER 12/17/2014 1:43PM

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CINDHOLM 12/17/2014 1:29PM

    emoticon One step at a time, one day at a time. emoticon emoticon

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NHES220 12/17/2014 12:12PM

    It is good to analyze what you are doing and then don't do it next time. Next time maybe skip the dinner and portion healthy snacks. Do not bring your trigger foods - your friends will understand. You can do this! Great job on the walking and the water.

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NASFKAB 12/17/2014 8:50AM

  you will do it one step at a time oneday at a time

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NELLJONES 12/17/2014 8:21AM

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 12/17/2014 7:28AM

    Janey -- most people push past the weight they started with, get discouraged and quit. You are here trying to figure out a way to lose weight and make it happen. It can be frustrating and discouraging, or it can be great information you're going to use to outfox your habits next time.

Hang in there!

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TRESSWANN 12/17/2014 5:06AM

    So glad to see you back. And I know you are going to do it.

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I Got Nothing...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

My last blog was Sept. 29th...not proud of that...it's just a fact. It has been almost 3 months since I checked in. My daughter was engaged for almost 14 months & I had PLENTY of time to get my act together & to lose a substantial amt. of weight ...not sure what that number is. The make-up & hair people worked absolute MIRACLES & I received many compliments that I looked wonderful, "stunning" & beautiful. Jan-Marie got married on Nov. 15th...she was an OMG gorgeous bride...the entire day was magical. The camera doesn't lie..even though I was a happy MOB, I was not thrilled with many of the wedding pictures that showed me to be huge. It is not even like I really NEED another reason to lose weight & get healthy, but there is no time like the present. I am kidding myself if I said that I was back on the wagon. I've been dragging my feet & making excuses as I go. I get on the scale every morning & am disappointed every day. I have no one to thank or blame but myself. It is SO difficult to "start over" or reconnect with a healthy lifestyle...I always say...tomorrow is a new day & I know that it is, but it is difficult. I am almost exactly at the same weight as I was when I started SP back in 2011. I am a big believer in the slogan, One Day at a Time & I really believe that you can do just about ANYthing for 24 hrs. Plan for tomorrow? Weigh In, Track My Food, Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water & Exercise 30 minutes...& SO SP friends...esp. my dear daughter, Jan-Marie, once again, I will thank you in advance for your love & supportive comments as I get back on this journey. Take care & have a great week...

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WVAWACKADOO 12/17/2014 12:00AM

    Thank you everyone for your kind & supportive comments...Take care...

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TIME4CARRI 12/15/2014 11:00PM

    I could have written this blog myself today. We're here and tomorrow really is ours. I've got the exact same plan as you. Here's to our new real start.

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CCVINE 12/15/2014 7:51PM

    Janey, congratulations on taking the first step, you’re back and you can do this!

Why wait till tomorrow when there’s today? It’s never too late to make a lasting healthy change. I know firsthand as I just took that step 13 weeks ago and am down 32 lbs and really enjoying life and moving on strong. I still have a lot of weight to lose but for the first time I am doing it right.

I found a saying on Jens journey from spark people (http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.
asp?id=JENSFITJOURNEY)

She said it was a passage from Tom Venuto's book Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle and what it said is this:

“The next time you feel a craving, you're tempted, discouraged, unmotivated or you feel like skipping a workout, focus on your daily goals, not on the huge amount of work that is ahead of you. Tell yourself, all I have is today! All I have is this moment, this workout, this meal, the next 30 minutes, the next hour. If I just do what I know I must do now, then I KNOW I'll reach my ultimate goal eventually. Concentrate on the task at hand IN THIS MOMENT. “

I love that “In This Moment” the moment for me is now I’ve already lost too many years on tomorrows… you can do it Janey, we can do this! One day at a time “in this moment”



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HUNNI55 12/15/2014 7:18PM

    You are still smaller than I am....hang in there, we are all doing it one day at a time...go for a walk, its free, easy to do and good for the soul.

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HOLLYM48 12/15/2014 5:41PM

    emoticon emoticon You are right, take it one day at a time, one choice at a time!

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WINDSWEPTACRES 12/15/2014 2:29PM

    Janey, I'm sure you were a stunning Mother of the Bride, and Jan-Marie was perfection, radiant with happiness. Now it's time to get back to what we know works: tracking calories and holding ourselves accountable for our choices. You can -- we can -- do this. We know it isn't easy, but it is possible. So, you want to be healthy and happy for those grandkids, right?

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SHINEWTHSLENDER 12/15/2014 2:21PM

    I believe change starts in our mind. And you're here at the place where you're ready for change. So let's do this!!! : )

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SHINEWTHSLENDER 12/15/2014 2:19PM

    You have quite a bit more than you realize Janey. You've made steps in the past (none in vain) that have brought you to this place of discontent yet again. You see, it's already taking place...molding your mindset...getting you prepared for success

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BOBCATGIRL76 12/15/2014 1:06PM

    Hi Mom,

You are so capable of this. Think back to your first few months on SparkPeople and how successful you were. That is completely possible again. I know it's harder now that I'm not there to make sure we have all the right food and are doing things the right way. But I know you can do this. I love you Mom!



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CINDHOLM 12/15/2014 11:27AM

    emoticon emoticon One DAY at a time!!! emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 12/15/2014 10:09AM

    emoticon emoticon I know so well how hard it is but don't give up Janey. Have you thought about joining a TOPS group or some other weight-loss support group? I know that since I joined TOPS, I am doing better. I have not reached my goal but I have not gained back all that I have lost. (((HUGS)))

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 12/15/2014 7:40AM

    Janey! Congratulations on the wedding of your daughter and for coming back to the only place that makes sense: a recommitment to your self and your health. There are many of us (including me) who have been here for years maintaining the huge weight we hoped to lose, but as the saying goes, don't leave before you find a miracle. What is the miracle? Consistency in applying the principles that work for you. I believe anyone who sincerely wants to do it, will do it. I'm constantly working on my own willingness, but I can see improvements every year even though the scale is not flying downward at a dramatic rate.

Glad you're back!

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NASFKAB 12/14/2014 11:24PM

  all the best take it one day at a time

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Darn near 4 weeks later...

Monday, September 29, 2014

I am so out of sorts...I have not been binging, etc. I just have not been making my SP check in a serious priority...Hope to do better...weighed in this morning, tracked my food & now here I am. My daughter, Jan-Marie gets married in about 8 weeks. We have two Bridal Showers under our belt & now I just need to tighten my belt & hunker down to get through the wedding (Seriously, how many of us, full size girls/women wear belts???) ANYway, I didn't fall off the wagon...I am running along side it, hanging on with both hands...but hey, that counts as exercise, right? I need to get off this laptop & get some stuff done & it is beautiful outside, so I need to take a bike ride. Take care, y'all & thanks in advance for your support. Have a great week. Fill it with love & laughter...

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NASFKAB 9/29/2014 10:41AM

  great you are back all the best keep pushing

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Starting the Countdown...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

My daughter, Jan-Marie is getting married in Nov. but starts a new job in Michigan on Sept. 8th & will be moving there this Friday. I haven't checked in much this week. I was out of town Mon. - Wed. last week, helping JM look for a house to rent & did not get any exercise or tracking done...It showed on the scale...had almost a 3 lb. gain. I made many foolish choices this past week, eating junk, but today I managed to track, weigh & blog. I went to the store & bought a load of healthy food & feel that I have turned my attitude around to where it should be. Thank you in advance for your support. Take care & enjoy this Labor Day weekend...

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 8/31/2014 7:36AM

    Those Big Events looming in the near future can put some contrary pressure on a good plan and it's tough to own the excitement without regressing into bad habits. When I'm in that situation, the best I can do is keep a short list handy of things I can do to soothe myself that don't involve food and do them every day. Keeping my goals visible (like on the fridge or pantry) helps too.

Good luck!

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WINDSWEPTACRES 8/31/2014 12:06AM

    Sometimes life gets in the way, and we make choices that are less than optimal. But you're back on track and we're proud of you.

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NASFKAB 8/30/2014 10:46PM

  ll the best keep pushing

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MILLISMA 8/30/2014 9:18PM

    Yes emoticon and you're already on the right path!!!

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