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My message for the day: 4-24-15 DINAOREILLY: thanks for saying 'it' this way! ......(Reach goals).... "When I focus on something greater than the sum of my parts".

We can do this, together we can do ANYTHING emoticon ! A little support goes along way! emoticon

My SP 'theme' for April= REFOCUS! emoticon I started 4-20 Fun emoticon , exciting goals emoticon , I TRULY want emoticon ! Baby steps, Visions of reaching! THX Chris Downie!!!!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Storms are rolling in and I sure hope the cooler weather is right behind them.....

I get my walker and arm bike tomorrow and I am looking forward to my new daily exercises.... Have an awesome weekend dear friends !

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FROM TODAY'S BLOG: I'm feeling pretty good about my new "re-start" with updated goals emoticon . I've printed them on the prettiest fairy paper I have. I have hung up the pretty skirt that I want to fit into, by a wedding for my Fairy God Daughter, Aug. 9 & just reignited myself. I work better for reaching a goal, than just trying to get there. I will create new goals for every month, kind of like a theme for the month. I know my SP friend AJ has a month of theme photos for her profile page. That's what I am doing, except for my goals. 9 pounds back to goal, as of today, I will weight in tomorrow, Fridays', as always, but my clothes feel roomier than last week. I've been VERY focused emoticon & seems to be working emoticon . I'm following the advise of our fearless leader, Chris Downie, THE SPARK emoticon BABY STEPS emoticon , vision board, etc.

It works for me, how about YOU?

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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4/22/15 1:54 P

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ROBBGIN - if you go to the main team page and scroll down you will find all the topics on the different message boards. You can get there by clicking on the header on this page that says Team: Team ~Indygirl.

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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I was re-reading Beth's email to the team which stated "We have 6 new topics and new challenges that ANYBODY can do to lose weight!". Can someone tell me what they are (the name of the post) and where on the team threads they are located. I'm having trouble finding them. Thank y'all so much for help with this.

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Joshua 24:15 But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don't know what to do, we never give up. � 2nd Corinthians 4:8

Exodus 15:26 ....


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4-20-15 Monday update: Welcome to Monday! Let's all try really HARD to make it the BEST day of this week, what do you say? emoticon " LIVE LIGHT,TRAVEL LIGHT, SPREAD THE LIGHT, BE THE LIGHT" - Yogi tea

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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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HAve fun with zumba!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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Bunny is DARLING! I believe faith is the key, too! Prayers still with you!

emoticon I love my Spark teams!!!!!

Todays Update: Happy hump day! emoticon emoticon I just signed up for 2 Flash Mobs emoticon , this month! FUN! Off to ZUMBA emoticon & work emoticon ! Be healthy, we are worth the effort! emoticon


"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. God was listening. Things seem to be picking up. My surgery was set back to May 1st, but I don't mind because at least I'm getting it! Chuck's cancer scare- benign. Finances from two surgeries, still scary, but having faith God will help sort it all out for us. Two bunnies of ours have passed away at very old ages of 10 and 11 in the past few months and we miss the, but we still have one very sweet bunny who is cute as a button. Here he is playing in Daddy's pocket flap. It's sideways....

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My tablet would not let me go to my teams, while I was traveling! emoticon I have missed you all so much!!!!

I found out yesterday, I was Spark People Motivator of the day on 4-8-15 ! Please see my blog, dated today 4-10-15 emoticon emoticon WOW! I'm thrilled!!!!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Beth the biopsy result is good news, I'm sure it is a relief. Hope the surgery goes well for you.

�Do. Or do not. There is no try.� - Yoda in the Empire Strikes Back.

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Beth - I'm so glad to hear your DH's biopsy was benign. Prayers going up for you still.

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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My husband's biopsy came back benign, normal. My surgery is scheduled for my shoulder on the 24th. Still needing prayers for healing and finances to pay for both surgeries.

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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Just checking in to see how you were doing Indygirl. My thoughts are with you. Wish I could wave a magic wand and make all the medical problems go away.

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Like Marie said, it may be worth to check with the hospital where you are going to get your surgery. Often they have unadvertised ways to help people who need assistance. Thinking of you and keeping healing thoughts in mind for you.

�Do. Or do not. There is no try.� - Yoda in the Empire Strikes Back.

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Praying for you Beth.

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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Im sorry its so rough Indygirl....that financial thing is a real pain nowadays. It shouldn't be that way! Im assuming you've checked all resources out..medicade,,etc? Even some hospitals nowadays have their own financial help..but of course if its a 'payback' scenario,,,that doesn't help...I hope things improve. I can see why you need to vent!

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So sorry you are going through so much right now. Prayers and thoughts are with you and yours. This too shall pass. HUGS

Keep on keeping on.. I KNOW you will.

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STRESSED to the max but hanging in there. My friend was hospitalized and we don't know if she will be okay. Still don't know my husband's biopsy results. Had to put off my shoulder surgery because of finances being so bad after his surgery for an indefinite time. Finances are at an implosion point. Just don't know what to do. I've been praying. Going to see a financial counselor to help us plan so I can get my surgery this year, I hope. The pain is awful. Sadly, they keep giving me corto-steroids to solve the inflammation and it is making me gain weight, I won't let any of it stop me in my tracks though. I've been through tough situations before and God is answering prayers. Thanks for reading/listening. I really needed to vent. ~Beth

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I am flying! Catching up with WORK! YES! Lot's of it coming in! We are blessed! Hope you are too! emoticon

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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emoticon Feeling under the weather even though the actual weather here today is beautiful! Grands caught something from their cousin and unfortunately, Gramma caught it from them! I am taking care and will beat it into submission!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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News of the day for me: I'm a little tired emoticon from yesterday's activities at the Angel emoticon workshop. It was lovely! We also walked a 5K emoticon , unexpectedly, FABULOUS!!! Today is back to work emoticon & gathering my world emoticon , together! Sheppard DVD- Pilates emoticon & of course walking LUCY emoticon Have a GREAT 1!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Pressure and stress and your still trying to make good choices. Yippy to team INDYGIRL'S LEADER. Prayers and good thoughts to you and yours. HUGS

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Postponing my surgery til at least the end of April on my shoulder. Eating out of frustration and pain, but noting that having healthy foods in the house to nosh on cuts the weight gain side effect of said eating. IF you just have to eat, eat the healthiest versions possible.

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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10 pounds is fantastic! emoticon

Wow, God sure is putting on a fantastic display of beauty this morning!
Suns shining, birds are singing, the air is cool and crisp, the breezes are blowing, everything has been washed clean during the rain, and the sky's are blue and completely cloud free.....
What a great start to the week!

I managed to gain 2 pounds back last week. I can't say I wasn't irritated, disappointed, or angry with myself for letting life take me down again. I had an unbelievable week of stress with mom and as always, I turned to food as my comfort zone. My "go too" when life beats me down again and again. But with every set back I have I learn something new.....

So here is to a new week and new beautiful morning!










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Lose 50-100 Pounds in 1 year Challenge!

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12/05/2014 Starting W/ Health Coach Beth Donovan(335.9)
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There will be a potluck after church today. Hopefully, there will be plenty of salads to choose from. I think I'll pack some high-protein snacks to make sure I'm not hungry when it comes time to fill my plate.

Have a great Sunday!

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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Good morning, Getting ready for church, everyone have a good day.
OH,, I'm down 10 pounds so far. Yippy !

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Good morning, Getting ready for church, everyone have a good day.
OH,, I'm down 10 pounds so far. Yippy !

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Today is catching up with our loving home, taking LUCY out for a wonderful, beautiful spring walk & getting ready for tomorrow, I am performing my BARBRA Streisand marionette at a Angel workshop! Happy Saturday! Love you ALL!!!! No, really! Sending great VIBES to all of Spark Land!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Ray and wet here but delightfully cool......

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Lose 50-100 Pounds in 1 year Challenge!

08/25/2014 Challenge Starting Weight (329.2)

12/05/2014 Starting W/ Health Coach Beth Donovan(335.9)
2015
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03/14 (328.9)
04/04 (328.6) Down 16 inches
04/11 (329.3)
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Off to morning shopping and the hardware store and then diving into more organizing today! It's supposed to be in the 70's and sunny today here! I'm stoked!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

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Feeling encouraged today. Hope this works for me.

I'm sure my doctor does too. emoticon

Reclaiming the scale.

Every morning you wake up with another chance to get it right.

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

In remembrance of my best friend. I promise I won't quit.
Love and miss you.


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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Good Morning Team!

What a beautiful morning here in Texas!

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Lose 50-100 Pounds in 1 year Challenge!

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12/05/2014 Starting W/ Health Coach Beth Donovan(335.9)
2015
01/02 (335.9)
03/14 (328.9)
04/04 (328.6) Down 16 inches
04/11 (329.3)
04/17 (332.8)
04/19 (328.6)


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HI DHOLLOWAY60 ..... Welcome to the team! emoticon
There are three separate places you can chat on the team, well actually there are more than three but these three are the most updated.....

Lose 50 - 100 pounds challenge
Daily Chit Chat
Indygirls Diary

Jump in and have fun.....

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Lose 50-100 Pounds in 1 year Challenge!

08/25/2014 Challenge Starting Weight (329.2)

12/05/2014 Starting W/ Health Coach Beth Donovan(335.9)
2015
01/02 (335.9)
03/14 (328.9)
04/04 (328.6) Down 16 inches
04/11 (329.3)
04/17 (332.8)
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hello DHALLOWAY!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

Hugs,
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Hello everyone am new here..
Not new to Sarkpeople though..
Need to lose about 30 pounds..... emoticon emoticon emoticon


Edited by: DHOLLOWAY60 at: 3/10/2015 (00:18)
WOULD LOVE TO GET DOWN TO 130 POUNDS


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Actually if you want in on the 1 year challenge there is a special forum for it.... called Lose 50 - 100 pounds in a year! We do a lot of chatting on that one too! Most post their weights on the challenge thread though!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

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This is definitely the right place! emoticon

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Signing in for a fresh start. Think this is the right place??

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Is this where we sign up to start fresh?

Done being the fat girl
challenge+motivation+Weight Loss
Living life on a Shoestring
Not alone in the journey


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Doctor results: Cyst in my shoulder joint the size of an orange. Needs to be removed along with part of the joint and part of the collar bone. Knee caps off center, bad arthritis, possible tear in the meniscus, some bone on bone activity, and spurs. Surgery in the future. Need to lose more weight and strengthen shoulders first. Husbands colon cancer is possibly back, biopsy and removal is in two weeks. We can use prayers to get through this and prayers about how we are going to pay the medical bills.

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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Sorry to have been off the map lately. DD and her family were living in a house rented to them by a relative of DD's hubby. Lets make a very long story short and just tell you the end part of the deal. The furnace quit working and when they told her, she kicked them out. No there is nothing they can legally do about it unless we had access to lots of money for a high powered attorney to fight her attorney. They have moved in with us and I have been babysitting their two kidlets for a few hours each day and am exhausted! We are all having to make adjustments and it takes energy and time. We are working it out day by day though!

Far as my weight goes... Last month I dropped only a little over a pound but at least there was no gain! I am doing pretty well now but I was overeating and having a bit of a poor pitiful me, it's not worth it anymore time. I had hit a plateau and that had me down then the stress of getting DD and her family out of the freezing cold house they were in hit ... I got really lazy about cooking due to getting so tired I just didn't care much about what I put in my face as long as I didn't have to cook it! I'm over all that now and getting back on track.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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Sorry to hear about health issues. I know what you mean about not being able to determine if it's an injury, arthritis, or fibro. I've been told I have surgery induced fibro from a neck surgery a few years ago. I have to be very careful when trying to lift light weights.I think it's the repetitions. Yes, keeping any weight close to the body when lifting is good.Even when carrying groceries keeping them up and close to the body. I also have some bulging discs in lower back.

I'm thankful too for the good days.


Beth, hope you're feeling better soon. Thanks for this team!

Edited by: NEWDAWN_NEWDAY at: 3/4/2015 (16:21)
Reclaiming the scale.

Every morning you wake up with another chance to get it right.

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

In remembrance of my best friend. I promise I won't quit.
Love and miss you.


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Beth so sorry to hear of your health issues. I have a torn rotator cuff and had physical therapy to help with range of motion. It really did help to do those exercises but I will never be able to handle anything heavy. When I do lift any weight at all I keep my arm close to my body and that helps.
There are days when it hurts but never know if it's the fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, or the rotator cuff. I am just thankful for all of the good days and that I do so well most of the time.

You always inspire me. God bless.

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Sorry I'm MIA again. Many Doctor appointments. Shoulder- rotator cuff. Knee- torn meniscus. Back- well, too much to list. Anyway, I'm getting the lowdown on the shoulder today. Trying hard not to derail healthy eating habits because they keep things from breaking down further. They also help me feel my optimum.


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That's awesome, BlueJay1969~ both the gift of a dishwasher and a wonderful husband!

I'm on Day 3 of tracking, returning to SP for a total overhaul! So far, I've been doing fairly well. Since I'm also trying to overcome insomnia, my sleep schedule is way out of balance. So the first couple days, my calories were below minimum because I skipped a meal or two.

Yesterday evening, hubby decided at surprise me a rib tip dinner. I decided I would splurge guilt-free, knowing that this isn't the healthiest choice. I noticed that I got full more quickly, and I did experience a little heartburn from the meal. Before, when eating mindlessly, I probably wouldn't think twice.

I feel that my mind is starting to make the switch to "healthy mode". All the healthy habits I learned before are flooding back as I regain control. Soon, I know I'll be able to plan healthy choices if we choose to dine out, but most likely I'll use that money to make a special meal at home where I can control the ingredients. Hubby can help with some of the prep, too! emoticon





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I am getting a new dishwasher for Valentine's Day! It will be delivered this morning I keep wanting to say tomorrow but it's already 1 am and that means it's today! DH and I do not really "do" things for Valentines day other than get really mushy and look at each other a lot and say I Love You 20 times during the day! I am fortunate that that is a daily occurrence even after 28 years of marriage! There are times when we have gone to dinner or he has gotten me my favorite flowers (carnations) but we don't "have" to do those things to be assured of a special day!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

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What are everyone's plans for Valentine's day?

I'm going out for a planned meal with the hubby... tracked ahead of time.


Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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Just had a "change of hunger" after lunch when it turned from physical hunger to emotional head hunger. I was suddenly disappointed when I missed an opportunity to do a useful work for the local mission and felt GUILT, BIG TIME. No one even expected me to show up, so the problem was one of my own making. I'm so glad I read your comment, Beth, about your head hunger because it made me stop and figure out what was wrong!!! AMAZING isn't it? Now that I know the problem, I'm not hungry anymore!

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME. Phil. 4:7


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emoticon I started back to doing my exercise i walked 2.5 miles and stretched for 5 mins, Started the morning out drinking lemon water emoticon

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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"Just trust. I cannot and will not fail you."


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Such good advise..... TY!

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Having a fairly good day today, save wanting to eat everything in sight! Or out of sight for that matter. (nibbles on the computer, but decides it's just too hard.)

Yes, I still have these days. They remind me to keep crunching down the veggies, drinking the water, adding the fruit, taking my cinnamon/chromium 2000 capsules, and planning my meals ever 3-4 hours around healthy protein, carbs, and fats. They keep me on my toes- vigilant and not cocky.

These days also remind me that there are TWO kinds of hunger, head hunger and body hunger. What I'm having is head hunger. How do I know? I don't want to eat the veggies and fruit. A truly hungry person would eat anything. It is really helpful to know the difference because head hunger won't be cured with the above suggestions. Only physical hunger will. For head hunger, you have to figure out if it's emotional, boredom eating, night eating, binge eating, compulsive eating... My best suggestion is in any of those cases- RELOCATE YOURSELF. Go in another room, not the kitchen, go to a friend's house, go shopping, go for a workout, go to the zoo, go anywhere you won't be tempted to eat or RELOCATE the FOOD you are about to eat- throw it out. It isn't a waste. Either you wast it on your body or in the trash. In the trash is better because it saves you the trouble of working it off. Remember- Never treat your body like a garbage disposal for leftovers... that saves calories from random head eating too!

If you can't relocate, then DISTRACT with anything and everything. Phone? TV? Pet? Friend? Spouse? Game? Bath? Laundry? Spark?

Be sure you keep your physical hunger at bay with a healthy menu.
Eat often enough to stay full, every 4 hours.
Keep your home a clean zone so that when head hunger hits, you don't have anything to dive into that is totally dangerous to your goals.
Have a plan in mind for head hunger.




Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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Beth , I hope this will be a much better year for you!

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

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