ACCEPT LOSING WEIGHT AND GETTING FITTER IS A JOURNEY. BUT WE NEED TO ENJOY THE RESULTS EVEN IF THEY ARE IN SMALL INCREMENTS. AS YOU MENTIONED, PLANNING OUR FOOD IN ADVANCE TAKES THE STRESS OUT OF EATING IN MODERATION AND THE RIGHT TYPE OF FOODS. IT'S WORTH THE WORK...LESS BINGING! CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS...I'M LOSING 1/2 LB A WEEK WITH 12 HRS OF EXERCISE IN 6 DAYS...I HAPPEN TO ENJOY EXERCISE AS LONG THERE IS MUSIC. ENJOY WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
It's amazing how much food is on my mind! I find if I plan out my meals first thing in the morning - I am much better for it. Knowing what I'm going to eat usually beats out everything I wish I could eat. I know that I can eat whatever I want (I don't want to forbid anything - it will just make me crave it more) but eating it in moderation is my real issue. I could not just eat 2 cookies - I would want 5. Then I feel guilty for doing that and just want to eat more. What a roller coaster ride!!
1/26/12 8:14 A
Valerie, I am so sorry for Sparky.
I too have experienced losing my border collie a few years ago and I sympathize with your loss. Sparky is in a better place where he can run underneath a rainbow and no longer be hurting. I didn't get to say bye to my collie when the vet has put him to sleep without notifying us. This is like losing a loved one because they have been a family member for so long. I pray that you and Bill handle this with grace and strength.
1/25/12 7:23 A
i am more determined now than ever to lose weight and get healthy, i had to send my little dog home to the rainbow bridge this week, he had to much pain and i am laying him to his final resting place today. he taught me about seeing a loved one sick and in pain and i dont want that to be me. i will do it.
1/24/12 9:38 P
Congrats on the 2lb weight loss! The more you change your habits, the more lbs you will shed.
Weigh in today - down 2 pounds. I feel good and have been making better choices with my meals/snacks. Entering everything that I eat really helps keep things in perspective. It's amazing how many calories I was eating without caring. I would always think "oh, what's one extra cookie, or a handful of chips..." but wow, what an impact it makes on the bottom line.
Each time you desire chips or anything else that isn't worthy of the calorie & fat content, imagine yourself at your goal weight. You won't want them quite as much.
1/20/12 2:37 P
OK, SONSMOM..I love chips, too....but no more. It's hard to eat just 5....might as well give it up. Learned to eat protein, hbeggs, Atkins bars, yogurt, mid afternoon. Our planning makes the diet a success... Enjoy! Barb
Still on track - feeling pretty good. I find that mid afternoon is hardest for me wrt snacking. I would normally not think twice about opening up a bag of chips to munch on for the afternoon. I have to consciously make myself do something/anything to avoid reaching for those snacks!
1/19/12 7:38 A
I admire all you people who hang in there to lose dozens of pounds...I just lost a little over 2 pounds since Jan 3....and I exercise EVERYDAY! Keep it up and stay young. Barb
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1,156 1/19/12 6:50 A
My magic number was hitting 50....some would say it was my mid-life crisis! Started my life over completely.....and fitness was my way of dealing with the stress. I'm still not at my goal weight but I am much healthier than when I started; I work out almost daily and overall, eat healthy. Don't get discouraged, and if one day doesn't go well, put it behind you and start again! Life is going to throw you curves -- JUST THROW IT RIGHT BACK!!!
1/18/12 12:22 P
It's never too late to be fit and fab in your 40s. Just forget about the past and focus on being better today than how you were yesterday. This is a lifestyle change and you were once in your ideal weight, so you know what to do. Focus on being positive for that will bring results. Good luck!
So this is it...turning 40 this year and promised myself I would be a fit, fab and 40 year old woman! I don't know if I will very get there. Looking back, when I was at my ideal weight, I still had issues with my body - never thin enough, thighs too big. Hopefully with age comes wisdom and I can begin to love myself and body - faults and all!