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Pep Talk

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pep Talk:
* As long as I don't give up, I will continue to succeed.
* Today is an important day for healthy eating and healthy living.
* Just because I have no working stove and no working microwave, doesn't mean I can't eat healthy today. For one thing, I have brown rice already cooked up. On this hot day a cold rice dish just might be good. (Check out a crock pot recipe for tonight.)
* I can track my food. Without tracking I don't really know if I'm doing good or not.
* I can control my portions. I have time to measure today. I do not need to overeat. I need to fuel my body well.
* I don't have to overeat in the evening. Natalie is spending the night tonight and we can have fun that isn't fattening! And that can start a positive streak for me!!
* Just because my left shoulder is really hurting and my left glute continues to bother me doesn't mean I can't walk and be active. I can nurture myself in other ways than overeating.
* I can choose to be discouraged by the number on the scale (almost 5 pounds over where I want) OR I can celebrate that I've kept off 80 pounds for 4 years+ AND/OR I can accept the number on the scale as feedback telling what I've been doing recently doesn't work for me!
* I can watch the sodium today which will help. Bread, deli meats, mustard, and cheese are good foods for the rest of the family when we have no cooking facilities, but too high in sodium for me to eat much today.
* I have been successful in getting back on track over and over again the last four years. Of course, I can do it again! Of course, it is worth it!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AQUAGIRL08 5/26/2013 9:40PM

    Great positive self talk, Marsha! Keep up the good work!

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/26/2013 3:37AM

    Good for you! Positive self talk and focusing on what you can do is a great way to keep your success! emoticon

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MANDELOVICH 5/25/2013 9:59PM

    You can do it! Great perspective! And I hope you heal well soon. Big hugs!

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JIBBIE49 5/25/2013 8:25AM

    Dr. Beck says to GIVE OURSELVES CREDIT.

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HAKAPES 5/25/2013 3:19AM

    Love your peptalk!
Do more! :-)

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WATERMELLEN 5/24/2013 10:32PM

    What a super pep talk: thanks for letting us listen in!

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LJR4HEALTH 5/24/2013 9:25PM

    emoticon pep talk emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 5/24/2013 8:15PM

    Great talk - now just put it into action. I am sure you will find your success if you just do that. Have a great weekend.

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/24/2013 7:32PM

    emoticon Good pep talk, Marsha! They really help us keep things in perspective, don't they?

Hang in and take care of yourself. You're worth it!

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MIRAGE727 5/24/2013 7:10PM

    Take a deep breath and go forward, Marsha! Have a wonderful weekend!

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TEXASFILLY 5/24/2013 5:26PM

    Bravo! What an excellent way to talk to yourself. Hope you don't mind if I copy for my own use. Thanks for sharing and a big CONGRATULATIONS on maintaining a significant weight release. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STRIVERONE 5/24/2013 5:13PM

    It really helps to give yourself that kind of pep talk. It helps even more to solidify it in writing. Publishing it for all to see just about nails it. Of course you'll do great.
Since you mentioned sodium, I suspect that is what's contributing to the five pounds. They may not be real. Also, I don't usually eat white rice, but I do use it to carb up in the days before a longer run or race. The rice holds water and will show a little extra weight for a few days.

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UZA77777 5/24/2013 4:19PM

    So wise.

You will do fabulously well today/tonight, because you are awesome like that.


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MEXGAL1 5/24/2013 12:52PM

    Of course you know what to do and can do it!
You know you can.
Great to outline it all and get it down on paper. I think that helps you commit.
Best of everything to you Marsha.

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DONNABRIGHT 5/24/2013 12:52PM


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JOYINKY 5/24/2013 11:23AM


Are you sure that number on the scale, where you "should" be, where you "want to be" and your healthiest weight are in sync? Maintaining an 80 pound loss is an ongoing challenge that you have handled extraordinarily well! That extra 5 pounds may not be worth the stress it seems to create. emoticon

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LEWILL1982 5/24/2013 11:01AM

    Great job, you'll get there!

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WENDYSPARKS 5/24/2013 10:48AM


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_LINDA 5/24/2013 10:47AM

    Taking a page from ONEKIDSMON ;)
Sorry to hear you also have a shoulder problem as well :(( Hope you can recover from these ailments quickly with no lasting effects.
Without cooking ability, maybe this is the time to learn to love raw freggies, although Sparks has plenty of good slow cooker recipes that are healthy.
You must always look at what you have done and are doing and can be very proud of yourself holding the line!
Perhaps your desired weight and your body's happy weight might not be one and the same. What is better, stress and angst at continuously struggling to get back down to the desired weight, or maintaining with ease a weight that stays steady around a certain value? 80 pound lost is amazing, and always will be when that number stays so remarkably steady!
Have a fabulous long weekend!

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COCK-ROBIN 5/24/2013 10:43AM

    And you can do it!

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NATPLUMMER 5/24/2013 10:41AM


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GABY1948 5/24/2013 10:28AM

    emoticon list going Marsha! You will be fine...just some bug that seems to be "in the air" I have a touch of it too! emoticon

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TERESA159 5/24/2013 10:27AM

    Great pep talk. I have a good crock pot recipe if you like salmon. For each serving, use a 60z piece of salmon, saute some mushrooms, green onion and spinach. Make a cut length-wise down the middle of each salmon piece. Stuff that slit with the mushroom/onion/spinach. Put in your crockpot and add 1/3 cup of white wine. Cook on low for 1.5 hours. It is yummy!!!

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NEW-CAZ 5/24/2013 10:19AM

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MSLZZY 5/24/2013 10:17AM

    Highlighting the positives is always a better idea!
You have a lot going for you.
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BOOKAPHILE 5/24/2013 10:09AM

    I'm glad I got to sit in on your pep talk. It's good to be reminded of these things whatever stage of the journey we currently occupy. Thanks for sharing.

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