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It's Been a While

Monday, April 08, 2013

I haven't been blogging, mostly because, you guessed it, I fell off the wagon. Frustrated with a few things that seem to act as rode blocks got me off track. However, what makes people successful? Getting back on the saddle and trying again until they succeed. So I am back.

I have something that I didn't have before, a boyfriend who has gained enough weight that his doctor told him it is time to change. He is taking that seriously. I think this will make all the difference, we will support each other. When it comes to my "slip-ups" it is usaully on the weekends when he is interested in going out to eat, or out for a drink. Sometimes eating out every meal all weekend. With him on board, not eating out (as much) and focusing on getting more activity in each weekend day, I expect to make more progresss.

So, although its been a while, I am back and hoping to do better then ever this time around.


To be Organic or Not to Be...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

This week, I thought I would go mostly organic. Lunch, breakfast, snacks all organic. Dinner not so much.

I do admittably feel better, my mood, my energy level, bloat wise, better. Cravings even, better. Is it the organic thing or not?? I don't know, but I started out a warn out and stressed and as of today, day 3 of organic life. I am less tired, less stressed...not yet 100% free of either.

I also have less bloat which say's a lot right now (time of month).

I am going to keep going through the week. Not worry so much over the weekend about being organic but it is on again next week.

The one downfall...it hurts the wallet!

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CAROL494 3/27/2013 9:04PM

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Sweet Tooth Challenge Week One

Thursday, March 21, 2013

emoticon Emotionally stressed, physically exhausted....

I bombed it today. I ate cookies and cake and a couple of spoonfuls of ice cream. There are also brownies in the oven that I am committing to NOT eat. Those are going to work.

A shrink should come with the sweet tooth challenge. My current shrink is sugar. Arghhhh. emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 3/21/2013 8:45PM

    I have an IMPORTANT question for you - when you look at the things you ate today, did you do as badly as you would have in the past? You mentioned a couple of spoonfuls of ice cream - I would have eaten a BIG bowl when I started out, not a couple of bites. Think about the successes you have to celebrate and then after celebrating them, and being HAPPY with YOU, look back on the things that didn't go so well and make a plan to do better tomorrow.

Second question, why are there brownies in the oven if NOT to be eaten?? Are you baking for others or setting yourself up to "blow it"?

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LKWILKINS1 3/21/2013 8:05PM

  Tomorrow is a new day, start fresh.

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Sweet Tooth Challenge

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

On week one of Sparkpeople's Sweet Tooth Challenge so I am posting, per protocol how my day went.

I stayed away from cookies, candy, cake, ice cream....

I ate grapes, drank coffee and ate Fiber One 90 calorie bars.

Since I gave up coffee a while ago and I ate two Fiber One bars I think I am just exchanging one set of calories with another.

The grapes are a good fall back. Tomorrow I will work drinking tea (no sugar) rather then coffee and limit myself to fruit instead of fiber one bars.

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NANCYPAT1 3/20/2013 8:32PM

    You have made some choices and if you tweak it a bit it will become more natural. You don't expect to be perfect the first day you try something new - you are already making some decisions about how to tweak the plan by switching to tea and fruit instead of Fiber One bars. You might think about adding some other things like a small portion of nuts or something like a frozen fruit smoothie (Ed makes one with water, frozen strawberries or blueberries (or sometimes both), a banana, and a little lemon and lime juice. The flavor is wonderful, it doesn't have any real added calories and it tastes like it SHOULD be forbidden. If it isn't sweet enough, a small amount of either sugar or Splenda will sweeten it up.

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Sweet Tooth Challenge

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

List the reasons why you want to cut back. Maybe you want to lose weight, prevent diabetes, manage your blood sugar levels, or just make more room for healthier foods. Keep these reasons in a place where you'll see them every day when you need a boost.

-Lose Weight
-Feel healthier
-Prevent diabetes
-Manage blood sugar levels
-Better vitamin absorbtion (high sugar = low stomach acid which ='s poor absorbtion of vitamins)

I will read this blog each day this week and whenever I "need a boost".


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