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Days 8 & 9 of 'Tude

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Sorry that I missed the blog for yesterday but here I am to catch you all up on my shenanigans. lol

So I got some bad news on Friday. It is sort of devastating news but I am going to share it with you all. UGH Meatloaf and mashed potatoes are trigger foods for me! Can you believe it? I don't make it very often but I made it Friday and well let's just say that if my family didn't rush to get some, they probably wouldn't have gotten any! I was eating it like it was a last meal. That was no bueno!

I have not tried to identify trigger foods. I have just always said that any food could be a trigger or that I really didn't have any trigger foods. Now that I am taking a different focus this month, I am seeing some things that I really never saw before. Okay so this was one of those things I didn't want to see before but now it is pretty clear and I am accepting the facts.

Yesterday I tried a new recipe from a cookbook that I bought recently. At first glance, this recipe had ingredients that I don't like much but on the recommendation of my mother, I gave it a try. It was pretty good but I think I am going to have to tweak it a bit. The recipe was Black Bean Sloppy Joes. My kids liked it but they both agreed that there were some things that needed to be changed up. We decided that we will put this on the back burner for a bit but next time we try it, we will make a few changes.

I am also getting excited about some projects that I need to get done in my home. I am making a list of small projects and scheduling them to work on throughout the week.

I mentioned that I like the Flylady website. I get her daily emails and I have the cleaning schedule on my COZI app schedule. I have been just deleting these emails and schedule reminders when they pop up. I was just trying avoid all those things I knew that I needed to take care of. Now I am looking forward to getting them done. I will read them and do the activities as scheduled.

Okay so now to tell you the impact that all this is having on my weight. I mean, that is what I am here for. I need and want to lose weight. Let me tell you a few things first. The scale has been a thing that I have looked at as an "enemy of the state"! At first, I saw lots of success and that kept me motivated and moving forward. Then the scale slowed down as my body got used to what I was doing. I was losing but not as fast as I was at the beginning.

Then the turn around happened. I began gaining. I got so tied to that scale that instead of only weighing once a week, it was every other day and then it got up to daily. The scale was dictating how I felt for the day. If I didn't see what I wanted, I would be negative and down and depressed and that is how my day went. I allowed the scale to control my emotions and everything went down hill.

Now that I am focusing on my attitude and the way I think and speak about myself, I am not looking to the scale to tell me if I should be happy. I have gotten my weighing down to 2 times a week but I am confident that I will only weigh once a week from now on. I feel so much better not letting a hunk of metal tell me how I should feel. It is like letting people get all up in your Koolaid and they don't know the flavor! The scale doesn't know me and frankly, it can be one of the last to know when I lose weight!

So with that being said. I have lost 7.2 pounds this month! Yes you read that right. I know part of that was from the end of February but I am counting it for this month as my weigh ins are in March. I lost 4 pounds per my weigh in on March 2nd and 3.2 pounds as of today's weigh in! I am making progress!

Positivity is really helping me move forward. It is putting the color back in my face. It is putting the smile back on my face. It is putting the spring back in my step. I know that as I continue to work on my attitude and the way I think and speak about myself, I am going to see more positive changes in my health and life.

I am pushing forward. I am making progress. I am a winner. I am strong! I am confident! I am healthy! I am fit!

Much love and positive changes!

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    I can't even tell you how much I love your blog. It is full of good ideas, good advice, humor and honesty. All things we so need to read from one another to know that we are essentially all the same and can then support each other much better. I am celebrating your loss with you! Yep, that pesky scale doesn't need to know everything until the last minute. Did you ever see "The Labyrinth" ? A key phrase in that lovely fantasy movie is "You have no power over me!!!!" Which gets the girl out of danger and back home. There you go.
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  • KIPPER15
    emoticon emoticon The power of positive thinking!
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    Awesome i'm so happy for you.
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    emoticon on your weight loss and emoticon with the 'tude change. You are doing emoticon
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  • LINDAK25
    Fantastic! Congratulations on your new attitude, it's really working!
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  • HOLLYM48
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    What a wonderful blog. I thank you for sharing about the scale and how it made you feel. I weigh everyday, need I say more. I think your blog is so insightful and such a great help. Moving on with the positive and making progress sounds wonderful to me!!!! emoticon
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    Sue, congrats on the weight loss!! Don't you feel just terrific after thinking that you wouldn't see such great results in a long time? You go, girl!! Love your new attitude! (hug) Noel
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    I love your Koolaid comment, it cracks me up every time! I was LMAO about the devastating news, because I totally relate, IT IS DEVASTATING!! My Grandma and I talk about stuff like that all the time, we get so happy and SAD at the same time when we find a new food or something we REALLY REALLY like, because we can't control ourselves around some of the items. It is like a slap in the face "I found out I really like these new flavor of chips, BUT I ate the whole bag and can't buy them anymore". *SIGHS* For me one of mine is macaroni salad. I can SWEAR that I will eat one serving at a time, but that tub is gone in 2 days flat and it's not pretty. This is all about learning about stuff and taking control, and I've accepted that sometimes I can't control myself around certain stuff and have to eliminate it.

    I LOVE WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE SCALE! emoticon You know my struggle with that "hunk of metal" so I don't need to go into it, but something you said struck a cord with me the most. "The scale can be the LAST to know when I lose weight". OMG, just when I thought I couldn't possibly love you anymore, you pull that out of your bag of tricks!! emoticon Unbelievable. You mean it is possible for us to lose weight even when we don't get on the scale to confirm this?! Freakin genius! I put so much emphasis on the scale and have always envied people that could weigh once a month or go by how their clothes fit and I feel like in my future of maintaining, after maintaining for about 6 months I MIGHT be able to go more by how my clothes fit, but at 210ish pounds that gives me a lot of wiggle room in my pretty large jeans. I am going to work on doing this once a week with you. And I am going to put your GENIUS quote on a piece of paper and tape it to my scale OVER where the numbers show up on the scale. Which will mean not only will I have to take my scale out of the closet to weigh, I will have to remove your quote, get on it and put the quote back on and put the scale away. This MIGHT just be enough to break of me this horrible habit and vicious cycle I have created for myself.

    I just want to say, I know these daily blogs can be a lot of work and be tedious but you are helping others by posting these things, even if you don't see it. I just had a break through moment that wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for this blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 3/9/2013 11:33:22 PM
    progress, congrats
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    Wow, Susan, This is a great blog! You are making great progress. You make me want to charge out there and do this thing. Well, I am doing this thing, but where exercise is concerned I am coasting. No more! Keep pushing me, I need it.
    Love ya, Mom
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  • POPSY190
    Success creates a good feeling! The scale is only a rough guide at the best of times regarding health and well being. Glad to hear you are putting it in its place and not letting it dominate your life! emoticon
    2788 days ago
    Awesome! You're well on your way!
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  • no profile photo CD1315172
    emoticon Loving the attitude!!

    I just read "Sink Reflections" and am starting to implement FlyLady!!

    So every day you are getting up, getting ready and taking the world by a storm, right?

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    Awesome! !!!!!! You have to be positive. For this to really work!!! Congrats!
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    Well said! The scale doesn't own me. It doesn't control me. It is a tool, and a not very reliable one at that! The way I feel, the way my clothes fit, the NSV's that are given to me are all MUCH more valid indicators of my progress while on this journey!
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    Add, "I am woman!"

    Love the way you are approaching with the right attitude and the success!
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