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Now back to our original schedule

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Well, despite the weekend, despite the set-backs, despite worrying about eating not enough or too much, and despite realising that without eating large amounts of processed food (I mostly cook from scratch) my sodium intake can be 4 TIMES what it should be.

Thank you all for the kind words and the advice, and yes I did go to talk to the boy about the fact his behaviour was counter productive, and also if he wants to marry me someday (as he permanently claims he does, in between bouts of jerkiness) he needs to show me that he can be a good partner and put me first when needed, and treat me with respect (or like a princess..whichever is easier LOL) and be there for me in sickness, in health, etc at ALL TIME.

That felt good. It was not an argument, it was a fair request and I think he sees that.

He loves my cooking, so getting him to eat the same as me has not been difficult (I just add extra treats to his lunch box or buy nibbles I don't like for him) and every now and again I manage to pull him away from his pc to take a walk so I can make myself go too!

As for the calories, for now I will stick to SP's recommended allowance because I would rather lose the weight at an impossibly slow pace but without feeling deprived. I will however maybe look at exercising more...

So thanks to you all I have not giving up and will stick to it no matter how long it takes.

Today is another day!
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  • JESSIEW84
    Mmm cooking...yum!
    4060 days ago
  • NOCALORIES
    Thank you for sharing what is taking place for you. It was great to read of your speaking frank to your partner. See yourself as a Princess and it will follow that you can be treated as a Princess. Strive to see the positive good you are.
    4061 days ago
  • KARVY09
    Nice attitude! Definitely don't deprive yourself of the things you enjoy so you can sustain this lifestyle change. The key is moderation. I'm glad you stood up for yourself!
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    4061 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    Slow and steady-positive thoughts! This is not a race to see who finishes first but rather, a lifetime of learning what to do better to sustain the loss. You are determined and motivated so keep pushing on. I am glad you had a good and frank talk with your partner so he understands and sees the impact he is having in your life. You are a precious jewel and so worth the respect you are asking for! emoticon
    4061 days ago
  • THREADBENDER
    What a wonderfully healthy response!! You deserve a medal....or perhaps a tiara? emoticon
    4061 days ago
  • SKYINSTRASBOURG
    There were some *GREAT* articles this weekend on SPARK about weight loss misunderstandings or something and one was that we really do have to exercise more than we think. I used to think that eating right was the main component to a healthy lifestyle but I am a true believer in exercise, now!

    I used to be a total granola head, eating all organic, unprocessed etc, but until I started really moving my body and burning calories and strengthening my body, I was still overweight. Once I started exercising consistently, I felt better, and after a month I lost weight and felt better already!

    Walking fast, like you are trying to catch the bus or get to the movies before the previews start or whatever can motivate each of us is a fabulous way to shed the pounds. It only gets easier. That's the best part! Coming from a lazy person, believe me, if I can do it, anyone can!

    Walking briskly burns calories, raises metabolism, firms up the body and warms us up from head to toe. My body seems to say thank you every time I move around more. And we get to eat more when we exercise more! I love that part!
    4061 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/23/2009 5:29:33 AM
  • DOREENKNIGHT64
    It's great that you are moving forward. With your attitude you will not fail.
    4061 days ago
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