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Progress Report: consistency and night time eating

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Today our assignment for the 5% challenge is to provide a progress report on our daily challenges and habit building. This should be short: my progress is okay...not great, not horrible! I'm feeling somewhat positive about the fact that I'm not eating myself out of house and home in the evenings.

I've had microwave popcorn two evenings, which is not one of my trigger foods, so I'm okay with that. Haven't had anything else that would get me into trouble. My days have been satisfactory, although a stop at the DQ this afternoon put me over the top on calories for today. The thing I'm feeling most positive about at this point is that I'm not discouraged and I'm not in a "so what" kind of mood. I have had good meals with plenty of freggies and protein. I feel healthy and will keep moving forward. My mind set is now such that I don't care how long this journey takes--I'm in it for the long haul anyway and my arrival date has never been guaranteed (although, truth be told...a birthday that starts with a 7 and ends in a 0 is in November and I'd sure like to be at my happy weight by then)!!!

I hope all of my teammates and SparkFriends are having a great week and that you are moving forward, too! Sending you all lots of positive energy, healthy vibes, and harmony in your daily lives!
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INTHEGAP 3/9/2013 1:23PM

    What's this 5% challenge about? It sounds like its sure got you on your toes. emoticon It, also, sounds like you've been doing a LOT of right things, lately ~ so good to hear. I'm in it for the 'long haul', too ~ but sure hope it doesn't take 'forever'. This will be our year. emoticon emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 3/6/2013 9:44AM

    Have a wonderful and healthy day.

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RDEE22 3/6/2013 1:45AM

    November for the big 70 sounds like an achievable goal .......Go Jeannie! emoticon

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GOODGETNBETR 3/6/2013 1:10AM

    You've got most of 2013 to really get after it and make your dream real. Bdays should be about celebrating multiple triumphs. emoticon

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GOODGETNBETR 3/6/2013 1:10AM

    You've got most of 2013 to really get after it and make your dream real. Bdays should be about celebrating multiple triumphs. emoticon

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JAOTAO 3/6/2013 12:26AM

    That's great Jeannie - sounds as if you are really focusing on the different tweaks/changes you need to make for your program. I know you can do this! Sending that great positive energy right back at ya! Love, Jackie

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/6/2013 12:09AM

    Jeannie I think you are doing great it is one day at a time and a lifestyle change not a diet.

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JILL313 3/6/2013 12:03AM

    Like you even though I'm not always losing weight like I feel I should be I still feel I'm doing okay as have made a lot of healthy changes and feel good about the progress I've made and know more will come. I'm not in any race, obviously, to get there as I'm enjoying the ride too much. I do hope by the end of the year to be down another significant amount. You've become such a prolific writer and I am so behind reading everyone's blogs. Sorry it's taken me so long to catch up with you.

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JAMER123 3/5/2013 11:50PM

    Hi Jeannie! Glad it is going well for you! Sounds like you are on the right path! Keep going one day at a time and you are going to make your goal!!
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BELDONDOG1 3/5/2013 11:38PM

    Jeannie, you will succeed! You are very good at doing what you say you're going to when you stay determined and focused! You're my hero, you know that!

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IRISHGAL46 3/5/2013 11:33PM

    You have the right approach emoticon

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GRANNYSUE9 3/5/2013 11:23PM

    One day at a time is the best way to do it. Each day we are successful makes the next day a little easier. Keep up the great attitude and you will go far.

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AEROBISAURUS 3/5/2013 11:00PM

    Good positive attitude! You're gonna be fit and fab in no time!! emoticon

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TUBLADY 3/5/2013 10:49PM

    Jeanie, It's one day at a time.
I never think of DQ in the winter. It has to be summer before I even think of ice cream. Oh, that's right you are in a warm climate , not like the rest of us sloshing around in the rain and snow. Smile!!!
I keep a picture of my at 335 lbs on my visor, I look at it when tempted to drive through a fast food place. It does the trick.
When I started out ,my goal was to be a healthy weight and more fit by my 70 birthday. I had 2 years to do it. My doctor said work at it but you might not be at your final goal weightin that amount of time. . But I was determined, I was at a goal weight with months to spare.
Now I work at keeping myself as healthy and fit as I can. Since prior to losing the weight my prognosis of living passed 70 wasn't very good. Just marked off 71 and hope to continue that for the next 20 years or so. Smile!!
Take care Jeannie, you can do it.
Be strong, stay positive.
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POLYANNA2 3/5/2013 10:47PM

    Jeannie, I don't know what birthday you're talking about. That's got numbers in it that are foreign to me. I too am 55 and if I'm not mistaken next year I'll be 54.
I love where you are in your head - enjoying life and enjoying the journey. That's what it's all about. You'll get there. You've got that winning attitude!!!
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ESILBO 3/5/2013 10:11PM

    emoticon YOU ARE DOING GREAT JEANNIE. ONE DAY AT THE TIME IS HOW WE CAN MAKE IT. I HAD A GOOD DAY TOO. EVEN WENT TO A MOVIE AND RESTO AND STILL ON TRACK. NO EXERCISE THO, I WAS SHOPPING FOR A CAR ALL DAY, ON LINE SO NO WALKING THERE...LOL
WHAT DO YOU MEAN 7...0, I THOUGHT WE WERE THE SAME AGE, 55.

GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD DREAMS
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