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Don't Give Up!!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Last week I didn't lose any weight, and this week I gained a half a pound, but I am determined not to give up or give in to the temptations of junk food that is everywhere I seem to go. Once to often I have attempted to lose the weight only to give up after a few weeks. Not losing anything would normally send me out to the local fast food joint for a big burger and fries, but I am not going to give in to the temptation. My husband is behind me one hundred percent. He encourages me to go for a walk when I may not feel like it, he fixes great tasting meals using lots of frest whole foods, and best of all, he doesn't let me get down on myself. He is my best friend in this battle to lose weight and to get myself feeling healthy again. He is a very special man, and I love him with all my heart.

Have a healthful week everyone!


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ONUTHIN125 2/6/2012 8:53PM

    Your husband sounds like mine. My husband is my biggest fan and best friend in this journey that we are own. We are doing it together. I feel that it is essential to have the support of those you love. Great blog! Keep the faith! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Super Bowl Weekend

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Really looking forward to the game tomorrow, and hope the Giants win. Usually I would be making all kinds of high fat foods and then stuff myself until I couldn't eat any more. tomorrow, I will be making some great tasting low fat snacks like Not Fried Eggplant, spicy chicken nuggets, and spinach artichoke dip with pita chips.
We are also having fresh veggies and lots of fresh fruit.

Every year I look forward to this game, but at the same time, I know that football season is over for another year. This football junky, will be waiting for the next season to begin. In the mean time, I have NASCAR to look forward to. I hope you all enjoy your day tomorrow.

Go Giants!! emoticon emoticon

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AJB121299 2/4/2012 7:44PM

    have a great time watching the game

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Three weeks down

Friday, January 27, 2012

Well, it has been three weeks since I started on my lifestyle change. My first week I was on my own and on the second week I found SparkPeople. To my amazement I have already lost 10 pounds. I know I am on my way to being successful this time. I have a long way to go, but I can and will do this with all the encouragement of my new SP friends. Have a great weekend everyone! emoticon

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NANCYLRAGS 1/28/2012 9:57PM

    WooHoo! You are doing great! Good for you!!!

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CODYG123 1/27/2012 11:16PM

    Wow great work! Way to go! Which part of SP do you like the best?
Have a great weekend.

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BESCATS 1/27/2012 4:01PM

    Congratulations, you are well on your way. Keep up the good work. This site is awesome & I'm sure will help you. emoticon

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One Step at a Time

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Last night just before I went to bed, something occurred to me that I haven't thought of in my lifetime. "I am the only one responsible for what I put in my mouth". I am the person responsible for the food that comes into the house. I am responsible for the meals placed in front of me, and now I am the person responsible for making better food choices. I have tried and failed many time trying to lose the extra weight. I will not fail this time. What's different this time is I am not trying to make so many changes all at once. I am taking baby steps (per my husband) and making changes and sticking with them one week at a time.

First, I stopped the high fat night time snacking. My favorite snack was pretzels and cream cheese, and then throw in some donuts and maybe some ice cream for good measure. Now, instead of high fat snacks, I have some fruit or popsicle (70 calories), or Quaker Rice Cakes. I like the caramel, only 110 calories for 13 mini cakes. This is all part of my allowed calories of between 1200 & 1500. I stay at 1200.

On my second week, I added in walking. This has not been easy to do since I have peripheral neuropathy (numbness in both legs) which makes it quite difficult to walk any distance. I have been averaging a half a mile a day for the last week. I can't go fast, takes me about 20 minutes, to do the half mile, but I just keep putting one foot in front of the other until I get my exercise in. So, if I can walk a half mile with numb legs, the rest of you can do the same. Don't let your limitations hold you back.

The hardest thing to change so far has been to DRINK MY WATER. I read the 12 tips to drinking enough water just this morning, so getting enough water is going to be my next goal. I really like the idea about making your water bottle special by adding personal stickers etc. I am also going to try the herbal and vitamin waters that are so popular.

I am determined to manage my weight and my life. Good luck to all of you making these same changes. I will just keep putting one step in front of the other until I reach my goal.


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NANCYLRAGS 1/29/2012 7:28PM

    Good luck with your goals, Yvonne. I questioned the water and went on and off the 8 glasses. Now I know how much it helps. It gives my hand something to hold other than food. It fills me up. It does make sense.

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