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emoticon I'm pretty excited that I strength trained today. I've been wanting to start for a long time but just never did until today.

Patty ~ I hope you were able to get some rest. Please don't make yourself sick.

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Me neither but a whole lot of work today-lol!

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Looks like you had another good day Meg. That's great!
I'm a little disappointed with myself. I had planned to start strength training today. Guess I didn't plan well enough. Tomorrow it is!


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I had a good day, but I'm tired too Jody!

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Amen to that. To me this team is what it's all about.

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YAY! That's GREAT news that all is well!

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Yeah Jody, Thank's for asking. I just had to hurry to get my hubby in for his colonoscopy today. We are back home now, and all is well emoticon Meg

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Walking is a wonderful place to start! It does not need to be strenuous. I have been having fun with the Leslie Sansone WATP routines that can be found for free on youtube.

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I decided to start working out at a gym here at my workplace. BUT... a doctor's OK is needed. I asked my endocrinologist about it - and he said not yet, first he wants to see the hormone levels all sorted out (I have Graves' disease, was hyperthyroid, underwent radioiodine treatment, and now we're waiting for the hormones to drop down, so he can start me on thyroxine replacement).
So I was a little disappointed... but for now, walking is completely free, and he never told me not to walk (well, the truth is, I didn't ask...) emoticon

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emoticon on thinking through your program and making good choices! emoticon emoticon

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Thank you both so much...your words really helped me to redirect how I am looking at this. Here are the changes that I made. I really do need to make permanent changes so that I'm not always losing the same pounds over and over. So, instead of feeling deprived of my off limit foods, I am taking the approach that nothing is off limit as long as it fits into my daily calorie count. Don't get me wrong, I am not just going to eat junk. I have a very strenuous job and am always aware of the fuel I need to do a good job and still have energy for my family.

I also decided not to lighten up a bit on the weekend, but...ended up not wanting to wreck my progress and made conscience decisions about the foods I ate. This did not make me feel deprived, but...in control.

Another change that I decided to make was the way that I said no to food or alcohol. Instead of saying "I can't", I'm saying "I don't".

So, that's where I am. Feeling positive and hoping that I can continue with my changes.

Thanks so much for the little pep talks! I'm sure that I'll need it again. :)

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Reframe your thinking - I tell myself this one all the time, "I can eat or drink anything I want - but today I am choosing foods that don't slow down my progress towards the goals that mean so much to me.." This reminds me that the goals are MY GOALS - things I really, really want - better health, better appearance, smaller clothes etc.... I am not deprived - I am making choices to get me where I want to be.
I also tell myself that I deserve to eat really good high quality food that will improve my body's health and well-being. So I splurge at the grocery store on artichokes and asparagus and other fruits/veggies that I love even if they are pricier than carrots..
And I splurge in non food ways now - I let myself "deserve" new earrings or a cd or whatever..
It took me a few months - but now I mostly think that food is fuel - not entertainment and not the way I take care of myself anymore.
It all takes time!

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First realize you are not on a diet. You are on a lifestyle change. You cannot continue the lifestyle you used to have and expect to lose weight. You are making small adjustments that will slowly cause you to lose 1-2 pounds a week. You are eating and/or exercising to the point that you have a 500 calorie deficit on a daily basis. The more you exercise the less you have to cut calories to get that deficit. No food is a bad food but all foods need to be tracked. If you choose to have a non tracked day on the weekend you will still lose weight just more slowly. If you have pig-out days on the weekend you will not lose weight. I am giving you some links to some of my favorite articles. Hopefully they will give you more info that you can use to make your lifestyle change. I have been on the journey to my new lifestyle for almost 4 years. I am in such a better place today and making those changes were worth it. Good Luck!

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr
ition_articles.asp?id=1770

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr
ition_articles.asp?id=1605

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/well
ness_articles.asp?id=696

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/spar
kdining.asp?

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OK...so I'm coming up on my first weekend since I started logging my food. I was thinking about this today and in a way....I feel very cheated. It's a weekend...suppose to full of fun and enjoyment and I feel deflated that I have to log my calories. I feel cheated that I have to abstain from things when I see other skinny women eating whatever they want. Does anyone feel like that? I know that I'm overweight because of this attitude...that I DESERVE to eat and drink, but...how do I change that? Just rambling, I know, but...thought if we could be open with each other, then we may gain some insight and grow. Whatcha think?

"The source of courage is a greater fear"


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