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I Just Need a Little Help From My Friends!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Okay, I've been threatening for two days to write my first blog. Why? Because I need help! I started my journey toward better health back in early March when I enrolled in a weight-loss program at the Veteran's Administration with my husband. By the time I joined Spark in April, I had already lost 10 or 12 pounds. After joining Spark, I lost another 15 or so. Then I got sick, stopped exercising, and plateaued. When I don't exercise, I also don't eat right. I would get better, start exercising again, and eat better, but I was still on a plateau. This happened a couple times, and then I got sick again. This time, I started gaining a little of the weight back. Oh, no . . . I don't want to do that! I worked too hard to lose it! Now I'm feeling better again, but my eating was getting out of control in spite of the fact that I was exercising. The worst day was this past Thursday, when I ate a small milkshake, a small order of fries, 6 servings of candy (!), an entire bag of microwave Kettle Corn, and 4 frozen fruit bars. All that in addition to the healthy food my body needed!
When I started this journey, I made a rule against eating at the computer, but that rule had gone by the wayside. Since I started eating at the computer again, I consistently ate extra servings of carbs and treats. Soooooo . . . my first step was to reinstate the rule against eating at the computer. Friday and Saturday I have done a much better job of keeping my eating under control.
Kiwi, I thank you for posting your "snack-free" days on your status. I am going to start posting my "no-eating-at the computer" days on mine. Maybe that will inspire me to keep it up!
There are some other things I need to improve, too, like my schedule and such. But for now I am just going to concentrate on the discipline of not eating at the computer. And, of course, I will continue to exercise as much as I can within my health limitations.
Thank you all in advance for the support I know you will give me! emoticon

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MSGRANNYMAE 11/19/2013 7:29PM


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TAMMYAND 11/12/2013 12:50PM

    All the best as you rise to this challenge. You can do it. I am a firm believer in celebrating each and every success no matter how big or small. So celebrate your first blog and your commitment to your goal. emoticon I think tracking your goal is a stellar idea. You will build momentum and see more positive changes. Keep up the good work, and remember God loves you!

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    Just checked your status, as of 4 PM, and it's showing Sunday. Is today your fourth no-eating-at-the-computer day? I hope you are feeling well enough to sit in front of your computer and be typing away to your old Sparking buddies. Are you going cold turkey on the no-eating-at-the-computer or can you work on drinking your 8 cups of water? Tell you what, drinking all that water will make you get up and walk away from that keyboard. emoticon

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 11/11/2013 9:49AM

    May God bless your success on this journey we all share.

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DWROBERGE 11/11/2013 12:17AM

    Keep focused for success. You can do it. Go for it.

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WHITECAT19 11/11/2013 12:04AM

    Eating mostly at home has helped me a lot! My husband's dietary restrictions are so extreme that he really cannot enjoy eating out. So our eating habits have improved a lot just because of that. I guess even illness can have a silver lining!

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WALLAHALLA 11/10/2013 11:00PM

    We are all in this together. That is a great goal to start with. Hubby and I just made a pact to eat more meals and home and quit buying unhealthy snacks. Little monkey wants to keep his weight down for wrestling season, so he is on-board with the healthy eating...for now.

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TRAVELGRRL 11/10/2013 9:30PM

    I have tackled my bad habits one at a time. My worst one was eating in front of the TV. I was eating ALL my meals in the den, and none in the kitchen! I have completely changed that in the past year and now I only eat sitting at the kitchen table. YOU CAN DO it, and I'm glad you blogged! It's a great tool to keep yourself accountable. Keep checking in and letting us know how you do.

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WHITECAT19 11/10/2013 8:01PM

    Thank you all for your encouragement! I have not eaten at the computer today, and the day is drawing to a close. So that will be three days!

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BARBANNA 11/10/2013 6:35PM

    It's takes a lot of patience and time to change bad habits. It will happen if you want it to! emoticon emoticon

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KIWIANN 11/10/2013 6:00PM

    I think that it is smart to focus on one thing at a time.... once you master not eating at the computer, you can move on to the next healthy habit!!
You CAN do it!! And I am confident that you WILL do it!!
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HENABELLE 11/10/2013 3:36PM

    Okay, here I am... emoticon emoticon If you got a munchie right now, emoticon get up and put it back but if you don't emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm at a similar place right now too. I did so well for a month and a half and now I'm wallowing in food again. I just nibbled some chocolate chips and a cookie while sitting here at the computer. Funny how when the exercise gets "tabled" the food on the table becomes excessive. emoticon

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JLEMUS1 11/10/2013 3:32PM

    Just take it one goal at a time until they all come together!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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