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I'm still lurking around...

Sunday, May 05, 2013

I haven't disappeared this time, I just haven't been blogging. I've made an awesome new friend on here, and she and I have been messaging instead of my posting blogs. But, I did want to post one this evening.

For the last couple weeks I have been about 50/50 for being on plan and off. It has been a HUGE improvement over how I was eating for several months, but still far from perfect. I haven't been eating as much fast food, and virtually none of the rich and sweet baked goods I was consuming daily. I haven't had a cupcake in weeks!

One really big advantage to my new friend is that she's great motivation. She has lost 40 lbs since Nov, and that's when I joined. So I can't help but think... maybe I could have lost 40 lbs too! And, for sure, I could have not GAINED any lbs. But, I did. Now the trick is turning around in my mind how I frame this. Instead of seeing myself as 40 lost lbs behind, I have to see it as a new start to lose 40 lbs.

I'm not setting huge, lofty goals. My first goal is to walk tomorrow with The Buddy. I hadn't had any contact with her months, and I figured she wouldn't want to talk to me again. But she messaged me, and now we have a date set up to walk. At 7 am, that's gonna be rough. But I know it's what I need. I need to get my day started off on the right foot. For that matter, I need to get my week started off on the right foot.

I'm also going to be much more careful about what I eat. More produce, less carbs. I'm doing okay on the protein, but I know I am way over doing it on the delicious carby food. I need to stop doing that, not only for weightloss, but for my diabetes as well. It's Spring and fresh veggies are starting to pop up, so I need to make use of them. Right now I have some summer squash, zucchini and a bell pepper I bought to roast or grill. I also have some fresh baby spinach I'm going to cook.

One way I'm helping myself on the eating front is by selecting recipes from here at SP. I have made several, and have several more lined up to make. It's an easy way to pick something healthy for dinner. Today was a turkey sausage breakfast casserole. Tomorrow is a little more experimental -- Vegetarian Lentil Loaf. I've never had lentil loaf, but I'm pretty excited to try it. I'm gonna make either some roasted veggies or some sauteed spinach to go with it.

I hope everyone had a healthy week last week and is ready to attack this week, full steam ahead.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EMMACLAIRE5 5/8/2013 11:35AM

    So glad you're making the progress you've been working toward! And having your Spark Buddy and Walking Buddy for daily motivation will be such a great help. emoticon

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    emoticon A new month, new week, new start!

When you walk tomorrow do it with vigor before your brain realizes it excersice. emoticon

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 5/5/2013 6:09PM

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