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Fell...or more aptly...jumped off the wagon...gotta get back on!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Totally quit Sparkpeople when I broke my toe (other things cropped up after that). But, I think I want to try it again.

I am also trying to get my mom and husband to give it a try, because they have high cholesterol. Doctors want to put them on statins, but they want to give diet and exercise a try (they both eat well and exercise, but they need to go further). By the way, setting their pages up and keeping track for them for 3 months is my holiday gift to them.

I totally know how to get in shape...I know how to eat healthfully and I make my kids eat well all the time. But, I am terrible about doing it myself. My kids don't see my bad example, I hide that.

My first step is going to be to back off on coffee in the morning...I drink a lot with half and half and it makes me full. I don't eat until about 2 or 3 pm sometimes. So, my metabolism is a mess. I bought a tiny 2 cup french press, so I won't make much coffee at a time, because it's a pain to make it (clean the press, grind the beans, heat the water). This should slow me down. Then I am going to buy creamer in the tiny cups. When I have the carton, I could just pour it in. It's kind of eye-opening when you open 13 containers of cream for your coffee (not really 13!).

2nd step: I am going to try simple walking. Having been a runner many years ago, it's very hard for me to just go out and walk. I always feel like I've got to run or at least jog. That is going to be hard for me.

I hate diets and I rebel when I am told what I can and can not eat. That is why a meal plan will not work for me. But tracking it in Sparkpeople is very helpful. I usually become aware of how little protein I am eating. I also felt great when I did this earlier this year. I got to 21 days (right when it would become a habit) and broke my toe. I got a lot of support from people, but my frustration got the better of me.

Well, welcome back to me!!! I hope I can do this (and leave it to me to pick the holidays as a time to start this back up...IT'S SO ME!!!) emoticon emoticon
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  • CHERRY666
    Good luck backing off coffee! I've been drinking about half my normal amount and then a cup of green tea. . . It was annoying at first (I like my coffee!), but you get used to it. Your idea to get the tiny cups of creamer sounds smart! I'm sure that will help you cut back on that as well.

    Welcome back! Cutting back on coffee and going for walks sound like a great way to get back on the wagon. =)
    1908 days ago
    It sounds like you've set some very good and specific goals.
    You'll be back on the wagon in no time!

    1909 days ago
    Oooh. I'll look into the Fitbit. Sounds cool. Thanks and let's get this party to speak. emoticon
    1909 days ago
    Welcome back. The holidays need not be a problem, remember you can eat whatever you fancy as long as you're hungry. It will take a little while for your stomach to shrink again too, so you may eat quite a lot before you feel full. Like you, I've had some time off, and need to get back my mojo. Perhaps we can motivate each other. I recently bought myself a fitbit, and that is proving to be a great little motivator, and so easy to set up. Perhaps someone could buy you one for Christmas.
    1909 days ago
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