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Reflections on Chapter 4


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Motivation--being the turtle--blaming others. Yes, these have all been challenges for me in the past. My motivation continues as long as I am losing weight...Oh, but if I skip meals or find a diet pill or a diet drink I think I can trust I could lose weight faster...And then my husband wants pizza for dinner and I am supposed to eat half of it...

So what is different this time? I've been working this plan for about 3 1/2 months. I am the tortoise, and I have been losing weight steadily. This week, I didn't realize the food I was eating had so many calories...I hadn't logged it in yet and was surprised when I looked at the calorie count. My husband does the cooking so I have to figure it out after he has everything made. Oops. But, like Chris says, look at all I have gained by losing already! Wow! I'm in smaller clothes, I feel better and I am happier with myself. I have increased confidence! I CAN get right back in the saddle and I CAN say NO to more than 1 piece of pizza or whatever else my husband thinks I should be splitting with him. It'll re-heat as leftovers in a day or two. Today, my co-workers went to the Pumpkin patch with the kids and brought back a bunch of candy. I said, "No, thanks, but thanks for offering!" It felt good.

I can say NO!
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FLPALM 10/15/2011 11:54AM

    Way to GO! I cook, but my hubby has HELPED completely! He is right this minute....cooking! One of my favorite recipes! I have logged nearly EVERYTHING on my food tracker, that comes into our home. Groceries in...start tracking! This has worked wonders for me! I, also, use the RECIPE CALCULATOR, print out recipes and have made a "COOKBOOK" of my own.

So good luck, my friend, and may we go through this journey together.....see you at the finish line! emoticon emoticon emoticon

My tracker is a TURTLE, slow and steady, but I am determined to Win THIS RACE!
Fran

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