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Come out of that box and just do it!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

You know those little bites we take for example: cleaning off the table and grabbing just one more bite..tasting over and over as we cook...they count. Add them all together and you are taking in extra calories. You must track every bite that you take.

Measuring= do not eyeball it or guess. I thought I was putting in 1 cup of milk on my cereal because I just poured it in the bowl over the cereal...looked good to me. Wrong! I measured it and it was almost 2 cups. I know it takes longer when in a hurry but it also shows up on the scale. every little bit hurts. Know for sure how much you are using.

Be honest. When you weigh in..don't put down that you lost more than you did because next week the pounds that you didn't lose don't count.

Wow what a journey we are on. Everything counts that used to be so simple...hand to mouth. But then it just keeps adding up...pound after pound until you realize that you gained so much. I didn't really think I weighed that much again but the scale is not my friend unless, of course, I lost. I know that if you have a lot to lose like me, it is sometimes frustrating. I look ahead and I have so far to go! I look back and it is just a little but it hasn't been that long and every pound off is a treasure. you can do this! Just take it a little at a time and keep going, going and going. Don't look back at what was...look ahead and see that sunshine, that glorious day when that slim person crawls out of the box and looks back at you in the mirror. " That's me?" Wow! If the scale isn't moving then look in the mirror. Is your face slimming down? Are your clothes feeling less tight? Oh wow! It is a feeling that we want to grab and not gain those pounds back!

Come on...you can do it! Come out of that box and live in the sunshine. Come out of that box and join a team...help each other, together to achieve that goal! Give each other a cheer on someone's blog. Tell someone how proud you are of them and then tell yourself how proud you are of you. Many people just set around and wish they were thin...you need to get up and just do it!
I am with you! Let's get this done and enjoy our lives. Let's help someone...make their day with a few kind words
Kick up your heels, dance to the music of life and have fun. no more whining
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STR458 4/28/2013 10:10AM

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GOANNA2 2/7/2013 6:41AM

    I am guilty of eyeballing too. I have to make more of
an effort to count everything. Thanks for pointing it out.

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STITCHINGNAN 2/7/2013 12:45AM

    I take note of the eyeballing system, yes I am guilty as charged. Maybe that's why the numbers in the scale are not moving, I have only a few pounds to lose but every ounce is fighting back.
Though I do think my face looks thinner even if my hips are not!
You gave me things to think over. Thanks Irene

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PAULALALALA 2/6/2013 10:09PM

    Pam, I can identify with the cereal bowl and milk example you gave. It is so easy to slip into adding more than we think we're getting into our daily servings. When it's veggies, not such a big problem. But with milk that can add a lot of calories to overestimate.

I keep a set of measuring cups hanging by the stove, and I always measure the half cup of silk I put into my coffee...the 1/4 cup of oats I put in to make oatmeal, the two tsps of peanut butter. It really does make a difference.

Good reminder!

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