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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Its been a really sluggish week for me. I didn't get half the things done I wanted to. I just had a general feeling of not feeling well. I seem to be a little more energetic this morning. With that in mind I have a big list of things I want to get done. I really don't enjoy spring cleaning when the weather is gloomy and cold, but I want to get a headstart on this year.
I am doing really well on my program, all things considered. My biggest obstacle so far has been eating all of my daily points. I usually start out in the morning feeling like I can't have a big breakfast because that will run me short on points later in the evening. I plan for the evening way ahead of time, so I am not sure why I feel like that lol. I don't like getting to the end of the day and thinking I have to eat something even if I don't feel like it ... just to get ALL of my points in. I know this will change as I lose weight and the daily points go down. So, for now I am just trying new things. Yesterday I made a list of all the foods I like that are healthy. My plan is to use that list to make my menus. The list also has a column for "healthy snacks". So, at a first glance I can add something to my meals if need to and also have the option for a healthy snack if I desire one.
Another obstacle for me is the fact that I suffer from IBS, which makes eating a LOT of raw food tricky for me. I have had a little bout of that as well this week. I am determined, however, that nothing is going to keep me from doing this. I just cut back on the amounts of raw fruits and veggies that I ate for a couple of days and that seems to have helped.
Another week almost gone.. along with another month. I have to say, I am so happy to see January go. I really dislike cold weather. This winter has been an enormous hardship for me in ways I won't go into, but I am ecstatic to get back to warmer weather! I love spring and the hope that it brings. It's like a brand new world. I love to see the color come back.
Enough daydreaming......its time to get busy!
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    So glad that you are getting busy and going to get on it.. living with IBS must be very hard.I can't imagine having to figure out how to deal with this. I love the determination I hear in your writers voice. I do the same as you do with breakfast and lunch I plan for these two meals rigorously leaving dinner to share with my family or friends with a bit more calories room for freedom. Tracking my food is my very best friend.

    You're off to Great Places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting,
    So... get on your way!” Dr Seuss

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    1869 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/1/2013 11:07:39 PM
  • MARIANNE9855
    keep trying- I am on WWs too and I can't figure out the points easily so I use the spark people calorie counter. But I am adding fruits and vegs as much as possible and starting to look at superfoods. I am losing slowly so I guess the combo is ok. I religiously track my food and exercise cause I am home- the only benefit for being unemployed. lol emoticon
    1870 days ago
    Mellie, you will absolutly fnd your way with this.
    I think while we are all on this journey it is very personal to each of us. What works for you may not work for me and vise versa. I think that is the reason there are so many different diet companys trying to sell quick fixes.

    I think it takes expeimenting to find what is just your own path, even within the WW program.

    The best part of this is that you are taking the time to learn you and how this works for you, and that should not be rushed.

    Personally I always hit a plateau around 20 lbs that I can not break through. I have never put this kind of exercise into my plan to lose. I always think, well when I get 25lbs off and its easier to breathe I will start with exercise. I know this to be true because I have kept my weightloss journals and I went back to see if I could find just what the heck I was doing wrong and that is the one thing that was consistant. So this time I am exercising from the get go, will it work, I dont know...but I think it cant hurt.

    So finding our own way can be difficult and time consuming but God made each of of unique and I think this part is too.
    Have a very Blessed Day,
    Take Care emoticon
    1871 days ago
    I love seeing January go! I am totally with you! My son-in law- suffers from IBS and gluten allergies. He found what works. You will too, because you are wonderfully and beautifully made, in His image. Keep on communicating. Our readers are so helpful! Bless this daughter's day dear Lord, and show her the path to wellness in Christ's Name. Amen
    1871 days ago
    There just doesn't seem to be enougth time in a day sometimes. Hope you get everything you need to do done and still have time to relax a bit.
    1871 days ago
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