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1/30/18 9:18 P

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Some days it is definitely easier to be positive than others

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1/28/18 4:19 P

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I am very happy with my last week, two of my problems is grabbing high caloric pastries on the way to work and half the week on the way home, grabbing something easy/quick/cheap/convenient for dinner. Last week I did not do EITHER. I made dinner at home each night! With chicken breast Mon-Thurs and then turkey wraps for dinner Friday. And I stuck to my Fibre One + Yogurt breakfasts! No pastries snagged! I feel great about that. This week I am going to do the same and also start tracking activities and steps with new apps. Time to up the movement now that I'm getting on board with eatting smarter.



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1/23/18 12:12 A

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Ugh. Maybe not as much of a habit as I hope. I haven't really been over eating which I'm glad about. BUT I can't seem to get too much exercise incorporated yet other than getting off the bus a few stops a way (depending on how torrential the weather) which gives me a 10-20 minute walk home each night. I will build on this. I haven't abandoned the plan so that's good. I still am buying food to stick to lower calorie meals during the day so hoping that's still a good sign.



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1/19/18 3:03 P

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The changed habit is being adapted, i'm making conscious decisions in the day to align with evening plans. I had dinner plans with an old friend last night and am glad that I manager to stay within all of the nutrition plan windows. Feeling positive today, that this is going to work. Hopefully by the time the warmer weather comes around, I won't feel so inclined to keep the baggy clothes on to blend the pudginess so its not so obvious. Even though it likely is, and it's just a false positive I try on myself. #Lame.



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1/16/18 1:48 A

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Well having 5 days off work was a test. I did not do so great on two days of those. But didn't let that dissuade me. I still have a goal in mind and will get there. It's quite stressful at work because our department has been outsourced. We are the last 11 people standing, and were supposed to find out what is happening last week. At the end of last week our group actually ran out of stuff to do, they ended up offering furlough. Today, we still do not have any verdict. The not-knowing-limbo gets to me. But I'm still here :)
I have been doing a couple chores every day. some rigorous ones, including vacuuming with a vacuum that does not push because the height raiser doesn't stay where its supposed to. So that definitely was burning some good cals :)



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1/8/18 3:09 A

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I realized its easier for me to follow my food plans during the work week versus weekend BUT I did not go over the calorie-intake window this weekend so that's good. Even though I haven't been feeling great this weekend.

Tomorrow is day 7. My first weight in since returning (had to get new lithium batteries), and I dread it. I know I re-gained the wait I managed to lose the last time. Not looking forward to reading the what the damage is.



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1/7/18 1:22 A

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It's good to now let the up/down on the scale deter you. I think it's more important to change the habits for the long run and in time the numbers on the scale will reflect the changes :) You're doing great!



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1/6/18 8:25 A

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Funny that I saw this board after I weighed this morning and was UP instead of DOWN. But I told myself that I have seen this happen before in the short run and I have won in the long run so I wasn't dismayed....too much. I am following my program, getting in my exercise and the results will show.



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1/5/18 3:23 P

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Happy Friday! Day #4:
I ended up snagging a banana bread load slice with my tea today. But I don't feel it's a set back as I forgot my yogurt and my banana at home so I won't go over my calories today. I might splurge this weekend and go down to Hungry Guys which is a fantastic New-ish eatery downtown Vancouver: has burritos/wraps/salad bowls. It's all organic and super fresh and healthy, so I might head there for dinner tomorrow night for a grilled chicken salad (since the other message board thread got me thinking of it :P)(. If not some whole wheat chips & salsa for a snack :)

Bring on the weekend. Thought I'm kinda dreading, as I am going to officially weigh myself for the first time in well over a year. I know it's not going to be good. But I need that to focus on my goals for week #2.

Here we go. Have a nice weekend everyone.



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1/4/18 5:30 P

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Day three and so far it hasn't been TOO hard to stay within my calorie window, so that's good. This morning was tempting though. Part of my main problem is the cafeteria at work, and then I'm super lazy (which has been a lot lately), I'll end up snagging these treats on the way in, sometimes 3-4 times a week: these chocolate croissants (which is always a fave of mine) and the Red Velvet loaf cafe.
Today though, I am proud to say I did NOT grab either of my weakspots, and proceeded with just my tea and headed up to work. I feel good about that. It's also reconfirming that I AM ready for this change in my life. I WANT to be my old weight where even though still curvy, I felt attractive and felt my clothes fit nicely. Recently I've had little care of how I look because of how I FEEL. Well, this week is the first week to getting back to good. Like the Matchbox 20 song emoticon

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1/3/18 2:00 A

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Happy New Year everyone! I hit a dark patch with my PTSD this past year or so, doctor put me on mood stabilizers which I think are helping. But during this last year of numb autopilot, I didn't really give regard to much, let alone assuring eating healthy. It's frustrating that all the progress I made when I last joined, losing about 40lbs, has been erased and I think replaced with even more pudge. I have to buy a new lithium battery this week so I can see what the damage really is but I'm glad to say I've made the commitment to get healthy again. I'm ready to start feeling better by getting back to a shape where I FELT better. Day 1 in the bag, and easier than I thought, to get back on the wagon. Here's hoping it stays that way.
Best of luck to everyone on their get-healthy journey - we got this!

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