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11/15/08 3:46 P

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The hard thing is if I pack my lunch then I tend to work straight through my day and take very few very short breaks, but if I don't pack it I eat crappy, either McDonald, or a hamburger from the cafe. As there is nothing good on the menu usually. Although a couple of days a week I tend to pack my lunch then go workout on my lunch. That works the best, but I can't do it every day or I would be working out more then 3 hours every day. And I don't think I could handle that too well.

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The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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11/8/08 8:11 A

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I just started a new job that is forcing me to pack lunches, because I am often too busy to run to the cafeteria. I need to pack a quick sandwich or something to get me past the rush.

�Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.�

�There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.�


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11/7/08 8:39 P

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I would agree it is challenging but I am sure you will do great. The last two days I ended not packing my lunch because I woke up too late and the funny thing was that people were looking for me to do lunch. I am usually the one looking for someone to do lunch with. Next week I am back to packing them again hopefully, first I have to go get more food.

Sharleen

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The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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11/7/08 8:20 A

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It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but I am trying!!!!!

�Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.�

�There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.�


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11/6/08 9:48 P

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My problem is I hate planning things out. So I like to be able to go to lunch with a coworker, or take a class at the gym on any given day, but not have to know until it is time for lunch. So my lunches have to be something that is healthy dose not need refrigeration, and can be saved if I decide to go out, this makes it tough to pack a lunch. I just keep telling myself I can do this, and it seems to help.

Mary you can do this too just stick to it. Before long you will have a new routine and it will become second nature.

Sharleen

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The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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11/6/08 8:31 P

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Sharleen, That is EXACTLY my problem! I will try to make my lunches but, nothing sounds good in the morning and if I do pack something, it don't sound good at lunch time. I just need a large dose of will power.

�Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.�

�There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.�


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11/1/08 9:49 P

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Mary that is my problem too. on days I work I leave the house between 4:30 and 6:00 and don't usually get back home until 7:00 most nights. Packing a lunch is hard because i don't have a refrigerator to put it in, and i don't want to carry anything other then my backpack so a cooler is out. Which means I eat out a lot too. On the weekend when I am not working I tend to eat out of boardism so need to figure out how to prevent that. But extercise wise I am doing at least an hour monday - Thursday some days up to 3 hours, Fridays - Sundays are my hard days because there are not classes but most of the time I still get in 30 minutes.

Sharleen

*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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10/22/08 11:37 A

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I was doing great at first but have hit a road block that I can't seem to break through! I haven't stopped trying! My weakness is eating out, I am busy, not home most evenings and it is just easy to stop some where quick and grab a bite to eat... you know "it's just one bad meal, I will do better tomorrow, how bad can it hurt me" Exercise wise, I am doing great. I feel sooooo much better when I get out and move.

�Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.�

�There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.�


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10/21/08 4:58 P

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Thanks for the encouragement. I love that you took an optimistic outlook on my post.

I am most proud that I don't go to the vending maching at snack time anymore..

..maybe I need to get more active on these boards.

Has that helped those of you that feel like you are making good progress?

Goriana, So Cal, USA
Tried going sweets free and only got to four days. Not ready yet.
Trying again.


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10/21/08 6:42 A

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Hang in there. You stated that you have made changes in habits, and in reality that should me you are becoming more healthy. Have you taken measurements? sometimes the weight will not show but the measurements will. And don't worry if you keep at it, continue to keep the healthy habits, and make sure you change things up your weight will start coming off.

Sharleen

*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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10/20/08 10:12 P

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How are we all doing? I just got back on this website. It's been a while because I lost my password.

I see there are over 11,000 members. But, only a few people check in. Does that mean that the rest of us made no progress?

For me the answer is yes. I still have a rounder middle than is ideal. My habits have changed little. My weight is the same.

Goriana, So Cal, USA
Tried going sweets free and only got to four days. Not ready yet.
Trying again.


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