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June 1, Day 1 no sweets!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Back in December I challenged myself to blog every day for a month and to 2 weeks without concentrated sweets or snacking after 8pm and I did it...and it lasted an entire month including the Christmas goodies, and though there were a few bumps in the road, I went far beyond my expectations! It was the least junk food consumption of any other December of my entire life. Blogging each day helped me stay accountable. So, I am going to try it again. emoticon emoticon emoticon

update 6/7/14 Well, I made it all but 2 days this week without sweets though I didn't do well with blogging everyday. One day I saw smart ones desserts in my freezer and ate them (2). Today I had graduation cake but I am ok with the cake because of the occasion. The only time I ate after 8pm this week was for supper and the day I ate the smart ones. It may be unrealistic for me to blog everyday but I will at least keep up occ throughout the month of June.

update 6/29/14: Well, I did not make it the entire month without sweets but there were many moments of turning down sweets/NSV and I am going to guess for about 2/3 month I had none, so overall, very good. Most days if I did have something sweet I didn't eat as many calories in other meals. So, I would say I am learning to better control the balance if sweets are part of my diet. And, as for blogging, I am not sure that ever see myself taking the time to blog everyday but maybe someday I will. It is much more inspiring to read others' words & blogs than to write my own :)

  
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To the girl "next to me" while I worked out

Saturday, March 15, 2014

We got a new TV over Christmas and rearranged our furniture with the computer monitor on the adjacent wall to the TV. While working out to Jessica Smith using the computer monitor one morning, I unexpectedly saw my reflection in our new TV thanks to the new furniture arrangement. At first, I was appalled, maybe even angry, as I saw my reflection. I may have even asked loud what I had done and how could I have let myself go so badly, so quickly over the last few years. I noticed how I wasn't near as coordinated as I felt as I worked-out, either. As I began my rant, I thought about advice I'd not only read on spark people, but given to others, about talking to yourself like a friend. I looked at the reflection as I exercised. I thought about the girl in the "mirror" as just some girl at the gym. I was cheering her on as I thought about how if she keeps working out hard, cuts some calories, and really puts forth some effort, she will be so lean in tone in only a few months. Even though I could see fat bouncing with her ever step, I thought, "You rock!!!" I could see the potential in her. She is a little "frumpy" but she can do it. Her stamina will improve if she keeps it up. She will get stronger and leaner. Mind you, my own mind is interrupting with reasons ("excuses?") of why she can't do it or why she has been trying so long but this seems to be as good as it gets. I argued with myself back and forth, in favor of the girl, yet when I though of her as me, arguing it might be impossible for her to ever be lean and tone again. Well, the arguing made the workout pass quickly, anyway emoticon . So, today, in everything I do, I am going to root for the girl in the reflection of my tv, and cheer her on, and "watch" her do all the things healthy people do, and BELIEVE in her, BELIEVE in ME. Maybe, just maybe, I can change my stinking-thinking to be more positive and know that I CAN DO THIS!!!

  
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JAMARIGOLD 4/15/2014 7:40AM

    What a wonderful blog! You go, girl!
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SHERYLP461 3/15/2014 10:20PM

    Fantastic, I danced in front of a window when I was a teen so I could get my moves down just right!

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EVIE4NOW 3/15/2014 1:00PM

  I like this idea. Thank you.

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AKATHLEEN54 3/15/2014 10:43AM

    What a great idea!! You impress me as the type of person who would not criticize or belittle an actual person that was exercising next to you in the gym. You would say.... wow!! look at her!! She is here, she is exercising and she is trying to improve herself!! What a great way to help and encourage yourself.... just treat yourself like you would another person and be your own best friend..... I love it!! emoticon
PS I love your Minions!

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Day 31

Monday, December 30, 2013

Goal was 31 days of "blogging," and today is the last day. I made it without sweets again today, too. Thank you again, God. No New Year's resolutions for me, from here on out just baby steps and small streaks that will benefit my health. Happy New Year!

  
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/31/2013 7:06AM

    You are doing great, keep up the good work!

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Day 30 no sweets! Thank you, God!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

I made it without sweets today. It has been hard. I felt so terrible this morning, mentally, but even worse, physically. I gagged myself all day long because my belly was suffering from yesterday LOL. Whew! The smell!!! My poor husband and kids! emoticon But, I have been able to resist temptation today and plan for this to be day 1 of a new no sweets streak.

Yesterday, I lost control early on in the day. By evening, after a phone conversation with someone I love very much and who is an important part of my life, I felt defeated, which added to my self-pity and misery. This person is one of those people I do not ever feel I can please and like nothing is ever good enough. I was upset for even calling the person then upset for berating myself for over 40 years of feeling like a failure to them, knowing what I think is what matters the most. Also, knowing they do not mean to make me feel that way and only mean well. I am responsible for own feelings, after all. Anyway, I am fine today. Yesterday was a good lesson for me and as it turns out, I am glad it happened. One step back, but two forward :)

  
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Day 29

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Well I haven't done well eating today. I have been " out of control" most of the day. Tomorrow is a new day. It's time to get back into control of myself.

  
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/29/2013 4:03PM

    Tomorrow is a new day, I am rooting for you!

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RAME123 12/28/2013 11:09PM

    You will do better tomorrow.

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