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Monday, January 16, 2012

Today I started reading The Spark. I am hoping it gives me the SPARK I need to get back on track. Why is it so easy to get off track?? I started out so well logging in my foods. I must have decided somewhere down the road I didn't want to do that for the rest of my life because I stopped doing it. I feel I have not eaten as well as I should be when I dont track it. I have realized since then, this is something I NEED to do if I plan on continuing to lose weight. I do know that I was at my highest weight right before Christmas at 316 and yesterday when I weighed myself I was down to 308. I know it is usual to lose more at the beginning of a lifestyle change, but I still felt good about it! I certainly don't want to put it back on so now I need to get back on track..... ASAP! Tomorrow Dad is taking us out to IHOP after his doctor's appointment and to be truthful, I am scared. I know I would love to have a burger and fries and a Coke but I know that is not what my body needs. My downfall is that I am such a PICKY eater. I can't stand fruits or raw veggies. I need to form new eating habits and get busy drinking MORE WATER!!!! I just bought a new 32 oz water bottle, thinking that may inspire me to drink more water but the Coke bottle is sitting right there. Pop has ALWAYS been a part of my life, so I'm not sure how to delete it. I found out the other week when I went grocery shopping that making meals from scratch is so expensive. I know it's better for me but when you are working with a fixed income.... I really need to find some words of encouragement, and SOON!
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    words of encouragement as requested....
    meals from scratch appear to cost more because they have proper stuff in them, an apple pie made at home will have a solid apple filling...a shop bought one will be full of syrup.
    So, find some fruits you do like...grapes, bananas perhaps and chop them up and mix them together with some fruit juice..a fruit salad in a minute!
    Try buying flavoured fizzy water to substitute for cola, it is often sweetened and is quite filling.
    Try and reduce the sauces on the burger, eat as plainly as you can for a couple of days to compensate for the treat without depriving yourself.
    You will get there, the mountain seems impossible but see how you have lost weight already, do some more of that and you will soon be out of the 3s and into the 2s...a great milestone but it is only a number!
    best wishes, Sandra
    2222 days ago
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