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Thursday, August 29, 2013

This blog is just a few thoughts I've had knocking around in my brain that I want to take down.

* I think I've found the breakfast that keeps me comfortably full from 7 a.m. or so until lunchtime. 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1T chopped pecans, 1T shredded coconut, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, sometimes a few raisins. I throw it all together at night before I go to bed, heat it up in the morning for about a minute, and enjoy. Sometimes in midmorning I'll have a little snack, but more often lately I have not needed the snack.

* I had seen other SP members' virtual weight loss avatar/model thingies. Tonight I finally did a google search and created my own. Here it is.

* Before BLC 22 started and required a weekly weigh-in, I had been weighing myself less frequently. I've never been an every day weigher, but usually once a week. I had found myself really stressing over the scale, so I experimented with weighing only every two or three weeks. I'm going to resurrect this for the break between BLC 22 and BLC 23. See how it goes.

* I think BLC 22 helped increase my confidence that I Can Do This. Granted I didn't lose the full amount of weight that I had made my goal. But I lost a decent amount. I showed myself that if I'm serious, I can do this and I am grateful for that realization.

* Finally, I'm happy to have a long weekend but sad that this means summer is over. The heat and humidity I will not miss, but I already miss the long daylight hours. Nighttime is coming too early now.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

VICTORY2XS 9/6/2013 1:15PM

    Breakfast is so important, and it is great that you have found something that works for you.

I, too, am sad the summer has come to an end. I am a summer person, and already miss the warmer weather. It has been in the 60's here all week.

The BLC's are so helpful in showing yourself that you can do this. I have found that I am stronger than I thought I was, both physically and mentally. I have more willpower than I thought. The BLC's really help me focus on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

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BONNIEMARGAY 8/30/2013 1:58PM

    Yes, sounds exactly like the breakfast I enjoy every day! Mine has dried cranberries and a lot more spices, but YES!

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DAWNSJOURNEY 8/30/2013 11:53AM

    Breakfast does help.. I could use a little Fall down here. I will get it when I move up North again.. miss the Fall more than I ever thought I would.. Texas has been good to us.. but nothing like the north..

sounds like you are moving along just fine on your journey. Keep the positive energy up you are doing great things..


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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/30/2013 11:50AM

    add me to the list of missing long summer hours.

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LORI2562 8/30/2013 9:55AM

    I too will miss the long summer hours. It is so dark in the morning now, feels like the middle of the night when I have to get up.

Good for you on finding a healthy breakfast. I am not a breakfast person at all. I have been working hard at it for the last 31 days now. I'm on a streak - just a protein shake but at least its breakfast! I have really noticed a big change in my metabolism - I am or I was a meal skipper.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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CASEYSAUER 8/30/2013 7:59AM

    Yummy breakfast! I finally have learned to eat breakfast every day and do it early! It seems to be helping.

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CIRANDELLA 8/29/2013 9:30PM

    Very appealing breakfast! Good job on the body diagram, too!

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GRACEANNE46 8/29/2013 9:29PM

    That sounds like a yummy breakfast. I just might try it.

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LISAHELLING 8/29/2013 9:21PM

    Oh that breakfast sounds good, going to try it!

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LINDAK25 8/29/2013 9:11PM

    Breakfast sounds good, especially if you can go through to lunch without feeling hungry. Love the virtual weight loss avatar.

Ah, to weigh or not to weigh. You have to find what works best for you. If you obsess over the scale, don't use it. I don't do weight challenges because they create too much anxiety for me. Competition is not my friend, especially when it comes to losing weight. Being accountable and getting support are great but not at the cost of having to meet a specific weight goal.

I wish our summer here in Charlotte were over! Well, at least the heat and humidity. We have another month and a half to two months more of humidity and heat. Then again, we have great winters. While I'm getting used to the heat and humidity, it does seem to go on and on.

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LYNNIERN 8/29/2013 9:09PM

    Your breakfast sounds yummy. I never thought about putting coconut in oatmeal. I'm a walnuts, almonds, dried cranberries and cherries in my oatmeal kinda girl. Have a great holiday weekend!

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