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Eating right, Exercising and sleeping... soooo?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

so...........

why do i feel like i am stuck in a rut?

i seriously need to shake things up!!

has anyone ever heard of taking cinnamon supplements?

i read an article in woman's world magazine about the benefits of cinnamon and i was amazed. i love cinnamon anyway and have a cinnamon stick in my coffee everyday and i sprinkle my squash with lite brown sugar and cinnamon too. well, apparently, cinnamon is proven to attack belly fat. it promotes sugar and fat metabolism and also has a host of other benefits, including helping with type 2 diabetes and lowering cholesteral.

i never knew any of this. did you all?

anyway. i'm thinking i need to shake things up somehow. i keep fluctuating between 189-190 and can't seem to get a move on. i'm fine with it as long as i do not gain... but i need to drop 4 lbs by the 28th for my next mini goal. i have not missed one yet so i'm hoping to seriously get a move on.

i am seriously stressed and hating my job right now. they want blood from a stone and i can't deliver. i'm tired of being responsible for everyone else and what they do or do not do. if i could find a job, out of food service that would pay me anywhere near what i make (heck i'd gladly take a few hundred a week less!) and not have to be repsonsible for making miracles happen, i'd jump at it. you can't add responsibilities, products and expected profit without adjusting the baseline guides that you are rated on. it does not balance out. it's like this: picture yourself 20 years ago living on a paycheck of $500 a week, all the expenses and cost of living go up over 20 years but your salary does not (in this example your salary is the budget i am given and rated on). it just does not pan out.

which brings me back to my original problem. the constant nagging of my job is probably why i cannot seem to get on the roll again with losing. i am going to need to find a way to not let that stuff interfere with my goals -- i have a european cruise to get ready for and i have about 30-40 lbs to go!!

thanks for checking in and reading my blog. any thoughts and suggestions are certainly welcome. i hope you all are kicking butt with your journey and reaching all your goals. i plan to have time this week end to check in on y'all


{{ hugs }}

kat
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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 2/21/2011 12:49PM

    Hi, I was rummaging through SP and found your site and blog, I am sorry you are stuck, but OMG you have done wonderful things, I am inspired by where you were and where you are now. You should be SO PROUD. Okay, you're stuck, but you will become unstuck, looking at all of your accomplishments. Maybe cinnamon works, but I think if you keep doing what you are doing, you will make the move.
I know having a job you don't love stinks, but this too shall pass, and before you know it you will be down another 40 and going on a cruise...

Best of luck, I'll check in again, (if that's okay)...
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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 2/21/2011 6:58AM

    I'm going to invite you over to the High Intensity Thinkers team.

If anyone can diagnose a plateau they can.

The loss game does really start to change once you get close to goal. I have had to adjust all kinds of things, from my exercise to my food.

In the meantime, do not give up! Never ever EVER give up.
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MOONBIRD 2/20/2011 9:52PM

    I am sorry you're so stressed. I hope you can get some time to unwind. I've been stressed a lot lately and I think it's affecting my weight loss too. I haven't been sleeping well and I feel hungry all the time. It's rough, and it seems the more weight you lose, the harder it is.

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MOCUEVAS 2/17/2011 10:26AM

    I think everyone here is right and you need to find some new ways to destress... do something fun and good for you., like the massage, a make ove,r something that will help you feel pampered... maybe that will shake things up in a good way. I have read about cinnamon as very good for you, I say why not give it a try... it probably can't hurt.
Hang in there!
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 2/17/2011 8:47AM

  The stress you're under because of your job ~ could be keeping you in the rut you're in. I am so sorry to hear about how stressful things are for you. :( I have heard that cinnamon is *great* for you.. never heard of a cinnamon supplements before!

Hope things get better for you job wise & rut wise too.

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ALICEM13 2/17/2011 1:25AM

    Kat, stress is a killer.The other Gals are right, it will keep the pounds on too. It's also one of the things that will cause an addict to relapse..........IT'S just no good for you!!!! I can share with you something that I say several times a day.
"Higher Power(some call this God), grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can & the Wisdom to know the difference"
Saying this,praying this, has "saved my life" more than once. Anyway, I hope You can us it.
And, no, I did not know this about cinnamon....I will surely give it a try, Everything is yummy with cinnamon on it emoticon emoticon ..Alice

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ALICEM13 2/17/2011 1:25AM

    Kat, stress is a killer.The other Gals are right, it will keep the pounds on too. It's also one of the things that will cause an addict to relapse..........IT'S just no good for you!!!! I can share with you something that I say several times a day.
"Higher Power(some call this God), grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can & the Wisdom to know the difference"
Saying this,praying this, has "saved my life" more than once. Anyway, I hope You can us it.
And, no, I did not know this about cinnamon....I will surely give it a try, Everything is yummy with cinnamon on it emoticon emoticon ..Alice

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ALICEM13 2/17/2011 1:24AM

    Kat, stress is a killer.The other Gals are right, it will keep the pounds on too. It's also one of the things that will cause an addict to relapse..........IT'S just no good for you!!!! I can share with you something that I say several times a day.
"Higher Power(some call this God), grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can & the Wisdom to know the difference"
Saying this,praying this, has "saved my life" more than once. Anyway, I hope You can us it.
And, no, I did not know this about cinnamon....I will surely give it a try, Everything is yummy with cinnamon on it emoticon emoticon ..Alice

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SHANTELLE2010 2/16/2011 10:24PM

    Honey, you need to go out and get yourself a nice massage. Let some of that stress go and reconnect with your body. Maybe do it at least twice a month, if you can afford it. Sometimes if you have a massage school in your area there rates are much cheaper and can still help de-stress. I really think your stress is what's holding you up. Try to find a way to break it down and I'm sure you'll see your loss again. Good luck with all that you do!!

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MOORIAS 2/16/2011 9:28PM

  Really really try to let the stress of your job not get to you. They are now finding that even if you eat right and exercise, if youare stressing you won't lose weight. Or could even gain. Try to meditate, count to ten, slip outside and scream, but try not to stress! emoticon good luck!

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