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Starting Over AGAIN

Monday, July 11, 2011

I have had several bad starts. This time I am going to stick to it. I bought The Spark last year and put it up and didn't read it. I decided to get it out a couple of weeks ago and this time read it. I am so glad I did.

I have been tracking what I eat for the past 3 months I think it is really helping me. It is really making me aware of what is going in my mouth. I have started tracking before and never kept it up for more then a couple of weeks.

It is taking me twice as long to shop now because I am spending so much time reading labels. That is some thing I said I would never

I also in January joined Curves. I really like it and go 4 to 5 times a week. I am also doing Zumba there twice a week. Besides that I have a Wii that has been sitting for over a year that I have started doing again. I do the Wii Zumba twice a week and I plan to start the EA Active 30 day challenge next week.

I was doing good a couple of years ago I had lost about 18 lbs then things changed in my life. My son and granddaughter moved in with me about the same time my daughter took a job close to where I live. My daughter was coming to my house for lunch she would bring left overs. I was cooking things my son and granddaughter liked and of course I was eating them. It didn't take long before I had gained back 10 lbs. My daughter got a new job that was farther away and then my son and granddaughter moved out after 2 years. So it has taken me about 6 months to really get back on track and I plan to stay on track this time.

I want to live a healthier life then I have been. I have always done a lot of mindless snaking through out the day. I have finally got a hold on that I have a couple of healthy snacks a day and 3 healthy meals. Before breakfast wasn't a part of my day. Now a day don't go by that I doing have a healthy breakfast.

I have been doing a lot of research on the restaurants that I always have gone to in the past. I was shocked at how many calories were in some of the meals I have been eating out. It really makes me stop and think before I stop at one when I am out. Most of the time I just think about the healthy foods I have at home and decide to come home and eat.

When I am out shopping and want to buy some thing sweet or a salty snack I read the label and ask is it really worth it. No its not!!!!!!!!!!!

Just resently I grabbed a pair of size 12 pants out of the closet that I haven't been able to get into for 2 years. I was able to zip them with out any problem. My next step will be the size 10's that I was just getting into 2 years ago.

I feel like I am really making the right changes in my life. I am doing this for me and I really want this to work.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BELTONWALKER67 7/16/2011 8:50AM

    Good for you! You are on the right track and will see all your goals reached before you know it! WAY TO GO!

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STITCHINGNAN 7/12/2011 2:36AM

    I thnnk we all put family first at times with our own needs a long way behind. Now its your turn. I am with you on this as I said in my blog Being kind to myself. Thats important. Tell us hwo you do wont you.? Thinking of you Ree emoticon

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SUNSET09 7/11/2011 8:22PM

  Doing what you gotta do! emoticon

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After Christmas Poem

Monday, December 27, 2010

I get emails everyday from Food For Thought. This is one well worth sharing.

Author Unknown
December 27, 2010

'Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house,
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste,
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared,
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared.

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese,
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt,
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt.

I said to myself, as I only can,
"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"

So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished,
'Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie--not even a lick,
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore,
But isn't that what January is for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot,
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

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STITCHINGNAN 12/28/2010 4:18AM

    SNAP a reminder is just what I needed. Ree emoticon

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FROSTY99 12/27/2010 6:37PM

    Oh goodness, how true. I have tried to hold the line this year and just not gain, and so far up 1 lb but most days I have held steady so that felt good.

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JEN-TINK2 12/27/2010 4:17PM

    love it and I relate!

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TINY67 12/27/2010 11:39AM

    Good one. LOL

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Quotes To Live By

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Author Unknown

1. Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the

2. You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by
worrying over the future.

3. Love ......and you shall be loved.

4. God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.

5. All people smile in the same language.

6. A hug is a great gift. One size fits all. It can be given for any
occasion and it's easy to exchange.

7. Everyone needs to be loved...especially when they do not deserve

8. The real measure of a man's wealth is what he has invested in

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JEN-TINK1 10/7/2010 10:39AM

    So true

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Wonderful thoughts and so true

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Food for Thought

Monday, July 19, 2010

Author Unknown

They say that prayer changes things, but does it REALLY change
Oh yes! It really does!

Does prayer change your present situation or sudden circumstances?
No, not always, but it does change the way you look at those events.

Does prayer change your financial future?
No, not always, but it does change who you look to for meeting your
daily needs.

Does prayer change shattered hearts or broken bodies?
No, not always, but it will change your source of strength and

Does prayer change your wants and desires?
No, not always, but it will change your wants into what God desires!

Does prayer change how you view the world?
No, not always, but it will change whose eyes you see the world

Does prayer change your regrets from the past?
No, not always, but it will change your hopes for the future!

Does prayer change the people around you?
No, not always, but it will change you - the problem isn't always in

Does prayer change your life in ways you can't explain?
Oh, yes, always! And it will change you from the inside out!

So does prayer REALLY change ANYTHING?
Yes! It REALLY does change EVERYTHING!

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JEN-TINK1 7/19/2010 2:10PM

    I need 2 hear that!Thank you!

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Food for Thought

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Author Unknown

Easy is to judge the mistakes of others
- Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes...

Easy is to talk without thinking
- Difficult is to refrain the tongue...

Easy is to hurt someone who loves us.
- Difficult is to heal the wound...

Easy is to forgive others
- Difficult is to ask for forgiveness. ..

Easy is to set rules.
- Difficult is to follow them...

Easy is to dream every night.
- Difficult is to fight for a dream...

Easy is to show victory.
- Difficult is to assume defeat with dignity...

Easy is to admire a full moon.
- Difficult to see the other side...

Easy is to stumble with a stone.
- Difficult is to get up...

Easy is to enjoy life every day.
- Difficult to give its real value...

Easy is to promise something to someone.
- Difficult is to fulfill that promise...

Easy is to say we love.
- Difficult is to show it every day...

Easy is to criticize others.
- Difficult is to improve oneself...

Easy is to make mistakes.
- Difficult is to learn from them...

Easy is to weep for a lost love.
- Difficult is to take care of it so not to lose it...

Easy is to think about improving.
- Difficult is to stop thinking it and put it into action...

Easy is to think bad of others
- Difficult is to give them the benefit of the doubt...

Easy is to receive
- Difficult is to give...

Easy to read this
- Difficult to follow...

Easy is keep the friendship with words
- Difficult is to keep it with meanings...

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JEN-TINK1 7/17/2010 11:41PM

    So true! easy is to think about some.
Hard is to reach out to that someone.
thinkiin of you!

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WATERWEEZE 7/14/2010 3:20PM

    Lots to munch on!!!

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DOGSTARDADDY 7/14/2010 2:14PM

    very true!

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