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todays challenge -get rid of bread

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

i am still having trouble with eating at night. i go to bed and get sleepy and can barely remember getting up and eating.

today, i am gonna throw my loaf of bread out. i am the only one in house that eats bread. i love love bread. in the trash it is going.

also, i need to quit looking at the scale. if i start concentrating on other things like fitness and how i feel, i will do better. i just get tired of what seems like always eating right and doing the right things, then the scale never moves. i really dont want to do this the rest of my life.


what i wouldnt mind doing is eating right and feeling better and better cause of my healthy eating habits. excercising and getting stronger and taking my walk to a jog and then a run. it will feel so good to be healthy. then the weight will fall into place automatically

my week ends on sat night usually. i work 6 days a week. i want to look back on sat night and be proud of my healthy habits i have accomplished through the week.
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BLUEFISH1881 2/24/2013 12:39AM

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HOTTEXAN 2/21/2013 8:06PM

    I've been bread, rice, pasta and sweet free since the beginning of the year. I don't want it if it isn't in my face. Oh I do have bread occasionally. Ate two rolls at Tx Roadhouse last weekend and paid for it all night with a terrible stomach ache. That helped cure me for a while. Who wants to suffer? I love that when I am off the white stuff I have so much better control over my intake.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/20/2013 6:29PM

    Such truth in this blog! Good for you letting go of something you tend to nosh on too much. Focusing on health and living well is much better than always getting on the scale. Unless you are in a challenge that you need to weigh weekly for, I'd recommend putting the scale in a closet or having it hidden (out of sight) so you can focus on the important things... eating right and being active. Maybe get out your tape measure and take you measurements now, and then again at the end of March, weighing in only when you take your measurements. That way to focus is on the snapshot of where you are that day in the big scheme and not on dieting/losing weight.

Good luck!

PS: I'm getting ready to throw out all my breads and other wheat/gluteny products to try a gluten free diet because from what I read it may help me feel better. Not recommending it for everyone just what I'm doing to see if it works for me.

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 2/20/2013 12:13AM

    emoticon Great goals & I too love bread & pasta...

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JUSTLLAMA 2/19/2013 4:52PM

    I love bread too!

I think your idea of not focusing on the scale is a great one. We get too tied up in the numbers. (I know I do!) Focus on other things, how you feel, how your clothes fit, etc. I try to only weigh once per week now and I'm much happier for it!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/19/2013 2:36PM

    There truly is something about fresh bread that can have us eating mindlessly more calories than we need. I prefer not to deprive myself of anything as that is exactly why I am or should I say was where I was at. (The typical diet cycle.) I felt like I always couldn't have this or had to watch that but there wasn't anything really exciting to replace the foods I loved. With the Spark Nutrition Planner I find that I am quite satisfied with the choices I have and I plan for some limited bread throughout the week. I am surprised at what I am able to eat without depriving myself and track absoluetly everything I eat so I stay within range.
Wishing you a week filled with healthy choices and improved health.
Maria

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MERRYMARY42 2/19/2013 1:33PM

    I also Love bread, hot from the oven with lots of butter is my greatest downfall, but give me toast and jelly all day long, and I would be a happy camper. so if you can get rid of it, I am so happy for you

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SWDESERTLOVER 2/19/2013 1:27PM

    I love bread too. I still eat it, but usually limit myself to just a couple of slices per day at 50 calories each and always whole grain. Good luck - you can do it!

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SPUNSILK327 2/19/2013 12:42PM

    I hear ya! Bread is so awesome. I also agree with the scale mentality. I weigh myself once a week. I'd rather just do it once a month, but I need the accountability. Like you, I try to focus on how I feel, what I can do now physically as opposed to before, how much less my double chin is looking! Lately I've been celebrating how much better I am at touching my toes when standing and bending over. I can actually get there now. There is so much to celebrate beyond the scale!

GOOD LUCK!!

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DRKEYEZ820 2/19/2013 12:15PM

    Do what makes YOU happy and strong. I think your strong and determined to get it done :)
I could never give up bread, but I don't have an issue so much with eating after 8. Have you tried keeping your bread in the freezer? If you have to wait for your bread to defrost at night, you might think why bother? Just another option if u really needed the bread in the house. As for the scale, try weighing in once a month, but like the previous person said, take the batteries out until that day! I woke up this morning FEELING thin, which made me feel great! Usually a good indicator what happened whether you lost inches or lbs etc.
Try getting a certain size shirt or pant, and using it as your GOAL to get into.

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 2/19/2013 12:12PM

    Bread is my weakness too... haven't had any wheat in a few weeks now.

You can do it!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/19/2013 12:04PM

    That is awesome and you can do it! I've taken the batteries out of my scale. It was scary at first, but I'm paying better attention to my body and not my number!

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