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7/25/07 1:30 P

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Susie, you'll get back on it. Kids will derail your best intentions for the next 18 years or so; this is good practice for you!!! Maybe you can incorporate him into your workout .. let him ride your back for a bit or use him instead of weights to pull up from the ground. Put him on your feet and push up to the ceiling They love that stuff. and of course, walking outside, even if it's a 15 min walk, pushing the stroller is good for your arms. Good luck!

Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.
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7/24/07 11:13 P

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Susie...stay strong, I'll be back in touch after the wedding. Carol

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"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
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SUSIECUE13 Posts: 170
7/24/07 7:21 A

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Going through a bit of a rough patch the last few days. I'm still eating well, but have had no time to workout. My son has decided he doesn't need to nap very long these days so it's difficult to get in a workout. We think he's teething and I hope this passes SOON! I've learned not to stress myself out about not working out as much...that doesn't help. All I can do is keep eating healthy and just do what I can, when I can.

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7/12/07 9:12 P

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I love my magic bullet! I use it every morning. They really do work great...and much more convenient than getting out the blender.

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7/12/07 1:38 P

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I might check it out, but my husband would probably divorce me if i bought yet another kitchen appliance! maybe i'll just make due with what i have. lol

Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.
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SUSIECUE13 Posts: 170
7/12/07 1:28 P

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It's a small blender type thing. You can blend, dice, puree pretty much anything in seconds. It comes with mugs, different blades and cups. We got it for Christmas. loved it and gave one to my sister in law at her wedding and she loves it too. You can check them out at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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7/12/07 12:19 P

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yum. am i totally out of it if i don't know what a magic bullet is? is that a kind of juicer?

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7/12/07 9:06 A

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One of our favorite desserts is a fruit smoothie. We have one of those Magic Bullets and it's awesome. We can add whatever fruits we want, plus yogurt and some OJ. Very healthy and very yummy!

I'm lucky to have my husband helping me. A few times I've been tempted to be bad but he helped me through it. I've even gotten him to measure out servings. That's a big step right there!!

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7/11/07 1:10 P

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Good for you getting your husband to help!

it's frustrating when other people aren't helpful with the diet. when my son moved in with his gf, he turned vegetarian so i made sure Sunday dinner had enough of what they could eat. My friends are helpful but forget that I can't go to the local fried food eatery! Like you said, you just have to plan ahead. this whole diet thing is planning, planning, planning!

A great dessert is Dannon Lite & Fit Vanilla yogurt with a tbsp of wheat germ and whatever fruit you want .. very filling.

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7/11/07 10:55 A

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Weekends for me are the toughest. I don't have the opportunity to work out as often because of family committments. I have talked this over with my husband and he's going to make sure I get my workouts in. I've also given him permission to nag me when he notices I haven't eaten enough that day.

Another difficulty is dinner at my inlaws...they don't eat healthy at all! Very few veggies. Their idea of a veggie is french fries! So what I do when I know we are going over is to eat before hand. I'll eat salad and some fruits and try to take some along with me (if I remember!). Then I drink lots of water and I don't eat as much. We also bring dessert with us...watermelon or strawberries. It beats ice cream or cake! When I get home I'll have another snack.

If I know we're going out to dinner with friends, I do some research online. Most places have their nutritional info available so you know what you can and can't have. I even plan for my cheats. The other night I let hubby talk me into going for ice cream. I made sure my calorie tracker was updated, saw how many caloires were left and found something that fit in perfectly. It was soo yummy and I still had over 150 calories to spare. I think it's fine to have cheats if you're smart about it.

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6/30/07 7:02 P

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Sorry to hear that the diet was put off, but hopefull the rest of it was worth while! Honestly, I don't think any diet is successful if you don't have cheats at some point. consider it a reward for the rest of the time!

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6/30/07 11:46 A

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Thanks for the encouragement! My Alabama trip turned out to be disasterous for my diet and exercise program...but Im back on track today and that's what counts!

Edited by: CAROLISCIOUS at: 6/30/2007 (11:47)
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"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
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6/29/07 2:38 P

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Husband and I are on same diet, so we have been keeping each other straight (mostly). We make breakfast and pack lunches and usually cook dinners. Eating out is a challenge - if you're going to bust your diet, just try to do in moderation, so you can feel at least a little virtuous. Pick one or two things NOT to touch (bread is hardest for me) and that helps you feel better about it as well. If you don't manage it the way you'd like, that's fine too, just pick up where you left off. I sat down last week after 2 months of strict diet and great loss and ate a whole sleeve of gs cookies. I only partially regretted it, mostly when my body rebelled against the sugar and carbs! But i forgave myself the slip and worked out extra hard the next day.

Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.
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6/26/07 9:41 P

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I've learned that when I prepare in advance I do better.
Although I noticed last night when I was worried about an outcome. I went straight to comfort foods, with lots of carbs and sugar (500 calories over my goal!)
Today while making difficult decisons, I styed with fruits, vegtables and lean protein (500 calories below my goal!)
Maybe it balances out? So if you eat more on Thursday and Friday, I'm sure you'll eat less on Saturday and Sunday.
Good luck!

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6/26/07 7:48 P

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Let's use this email thread to share ideas, encourage and motivate each other. My hardest times are the weekends. This week (Thurs. and Fri.)I'm going with my husband on a retreat with his co-workers (in Alabama). I know there will be food that will be hard to resist and that it will be difficult to find time to exercise. Plus, I won't have SparkPeople (you guys)since there is no internet. I'm going to plan ahead, take some healthy food along and try not to blow it. I weigh in on Fridays. What about you guys?

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