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I Just Need a Little Help From My Friends!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Okay, I've been threatening for two days to write my first blog. Why? Because I need help! I started my journey toward better health back in early March when I enrolled in a weight-loss program at the Veteran's Administration with my husband. By the time I joined Spark in April, I had already lost 10 or 12 pounds. After joining Spark, I lost another 15 or so. Then I got sick, stopped exercising, and plateaued. When I don't exercise, I also don't eat right. I would get better, start exercising again, and eat better, but I was still on a plateau. This happened a couple times, and then I got sick again. This time, I started gaining a little of the weight back. Oh, no . . . I don't want to do that! I worked too hard to lose it! Now I'm feeling better again, but my eating was getting out of control in spite of the fact that I was exercising. The worst day was this past Thursday, when I ate a small milkshake, a small order of fries, 6 servings of candy (!), an entire bag of microwave Kettle Corn, and 4 frozen fruit bars. All that in addition to the healthy food my body needed!
When I started this journey, I made a rule against eating at the computer, but that rule had gone by the wayside. Since I started eating at the computer again, I consistently ate extra servings of carbs and treats. Soooooo . . . my first step was to reinstate the rule against eating at the computer. Friday and Saturday I have done a much better job of keeping my eating under control.
Kiwi, I thank you for posting your "snack-free" days on your status. I am going to start posting my "no-eating-at the computer" days on mine. Maybe that will inspire me to keep it up!
There are some other things I need to improve, too, like my schedule and such. But for now I am just going to concentrate on the discipline of not eating at the computer. And, of course, I will continue to exercise as much as I can within my health limitations.
Thank you all in advance for the support I know you will give me! emoticon
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    1611 days ago
    All the best as you rise to this challenge. You can do it. I am a firm believer in celebrating each and every success no matter how big or small. So celebrate your first blog and your commitment to your goal. emoticon I think tracking your goal is a stellar idea. You will build momentum and see more positive changes. Keep up the good work, and remember God loves you!

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    1619 days ago
    Just checked your status, as of 4 PM, and it's showing Sunday. Is today your fourth no-eating-at-the-computer day? I hope you are feeling well enough to sit in front of your computer and be typing away to your old Sparking buddies. Are you going cold turkey on the no-eating-at-the-computer or can you work on drinking your 8 cups of water? Tell you what, drinking all that water will make you get up and walk away from that keyboard. emoticon
    1619 days ago
    May God bless your success on this journey we all share.
    1620 days ago
    Keep focused for success. You can do it. Go for it.
    1620 days ago
    Eating mostly at home has helped me a lot! My husband's dietary restrictions are so extreme that he really cannot enjoy eating out. So our eating habits have improved a lot just because of that. I guess even illness can have a silver lining!
    1620 days ago
    We are all in this together. That is a great goal to start with. Hubby and I just made a pact to eat more meals and home and quit buying unhealthy snacks. Little monkey wants to keep his weight down for wrestling season, so he is on-board with the healthy eating...for now.
    1620 days ago
    I have tackled my bad habits one at a time. My worst one was eating in front of the TV. I was eating ALL my meals in the den, and none in the kitchen! I have completely changed that in the past year and now I only eat sitting at the kitchen table. YOU CAN DO it, and I'm glad you blogged! It's a great tool to keep yourself accountable. Keep checking in and letting us know how you do.
    1620 days ago
    Thank you all for your encouragement! I have not eaten at the computer today, and the day is drawing to a close. So that will be three days!

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    1620 days ago
    It's takes a lot of patience and time to change bad habits. It will happen if you want it to! emoticon emoticon
    1620 days ago
    I think that it is smart to focus on one thing at a time.... once you master not eating at the computer, you can move on to the next healthy habit!!
    You CAN do it!! And I am confident that you WILL do it!!
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    1620 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/10/2013 6:01:23 PM
    Okay, here I am... emoticon emoticon If you got a munchie right now, emoticon get up and put it back but if you don't emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm at a similar place right now too. I did so well for a month and a half and now I'm wallowing in food again. I just nibbled some chocolate chips and a cookie while sitting here at the computer. Funny how when the exercise gets "tabled" the food on the table becomes excessive. emoticon
    1620 days ago
    Just take it one goal at a time until they all come together!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1620 days ago
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