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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Well, I'm tired of coughing! I haven't wanted to eat and haven't made the best choices when I did eat. However, when compared to a year ago, I am doing so much better. I wish my husband would remember to bring home our scale so that I could weigh. But then I think that maybe it's better not to.

I had set myself some goals and the deadline of school starting. Those goals aren't going to be reached. I am happy that we made it to the pool once again. We've done so much better this summer! I actually swam some lengths of pool when I wasn't pulling my kids around. We even stayed a little longer today and I really feel like I got a better workout in, even though most of it was playing. I've toyed with the idea of joining a team challenge. I think I'm afraid of failing the challenge and not helping my other team members so I don't join. However, I did so much better at school when I joined the Biggest Loser challenge. It wasn't the best for me because I was constantly comparing myself to others (2 in particular), obsessing and thinking negative thoughts but I did keep on track better. I know a lot of it was being out of the house and away from the easy access of food, but maybe there was something to the challenge. Why do you all join the challenges? Have you found them helpful? I was looking at the August "get back on track" challenge that was emailed to me the other day.

Positive note: I am down to drinking only flavored water (crystal light, etc.) A while back I cut out dark soda and replaced it with sparkling green tea. Then I dropped down to only sparkling water and now I'm down to flavored water. I kind of miss pop/soda but it is nice not to be drinking it. I know I will save a lot of money by not drinking it when I return to school. I still want it though. My husband ran to the gas station today to get drinks for the kids (we were babysitting a couple of extras) to go with the pizza we ordered. Thankfully he didn't get me any, but it was somewhat hard to watch them drink. I did eat more pizza than I should have, but it was thin crust and it was less than I was eating a year ago. (what will next year look like?)

I hope that your all's August has started in a delightful way.
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    Do you have pictures from last year that you can compare? I am glad to hear you are doing better and better! The ball has started rolling, and it will pick up speed! Me, I don't even like soda at all. Sometimes I'll take a sip of my husband's and it is just awful stuff. Maybe you can think of it as artificially sweetened chemical water like I do.

    Take care!

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    1181 days ago
    Linda, you can do this. I don't think anyone on a challenge team would ever want to hear you didn't want to join because you were worried about bringing them down!!
    Really, it's all about helping you change your lifestyle. You have made some great changes, and slow and steady is going to get you there as surely as any other method.
    Try the Tame Your Sweet Tooth challenge if you think that's for you - just by following the weekly suggestions I completely turned around my eating habits. I frankly didn't even think about how my achievements would affect the other team members, I just leaned on them when I needed to - emoticon
    At any rate, keep moving forward - you can do it!
    1183 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
    Just because you ate more pizza than you should have, doesn't mean that you failed!!!! You just had a temporary setback. Heck, if I had to watch someone else enjoying something I thought I had to give up, I'd probably do even worse than you ever thought possible!!! emoticon

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    1183 days ago
    1183 days ago
    A new month, a new start. Have a great August.
    1183 days ago
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