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I switched routines to get to my goals

Nov 2013
See blog of 10/29/2013 for update on my recent progress and success. I am very pleased. Never give up. Believe in myself that I can do this: weigh less and maintain healthy weight, exercise and build strength. Yes, I am!

June and July 2013 are the months for me to observe consistency in my patterns for good health. I swapped some old habits for new: morning prep of pitcher of lemon water replaced calorie drink. Reminder set for daily exercise routine. Rolling dice ...
Nov 2013
See blog of 10/29/2013 for update on my recent progress and success. I am very pleased. Never give up. Believe in myself that I can do this: weigh less and maintain healthy weight, exercise and build strength. Yes, I am!

June and July 2013 are the months for me to observe consistency in my patterns for good health. I swapped some old habits for new: morning prep of pitcher of lemon water replaced calorie drink. Reminder set for daily exercise routine. Rolling dice game after finishing dinner as transition to non-eating activities. Simple, but effective. I paid attention to cues to cravings when not hungry and swapped routines with other actions per The Power of Habit by Duhigg. This has worked very well.

April and May 2013 promise real success. I've been almost 3 months on a steady path to my goals.

February and March 2013 going well. drip, drip, drip all those little changes add up..

Here now February. Still working on it. See you next month. Hoping to move forward.


Here it is November 2012 and I'm starting South Beach rec by my dr last week. I have a net of no loss/ no gain for 2012. Be back in a month. We'll see.
May 2012 I'm having success with Whole30 menus: focusing on meat/fish/nuts protein and plenty of veggies. The interesting thing is that I've found my 'shut-off' switch. I typically don't eat any sugar and almost no bread, pasta, potatoes. It works for me. And I have almost no cravings if I eat leafy greens and 3 servings of protein.

Jan 2 2012 although for much of 2011 I maintained my weight loss of my 1st 6 months on SP, in Nov and Dec I gained some. However, I now feel that I am again! re-focused on my health goals. Exercise is soon to be part of a stable routine: Cardio and swimming. See my 12/31/2011 blog for what motivates me.
It should be my year to reach my goal for weight and exercise as a result of staying with SparkPeople and learning what works for me.
As of 5/29/2011:
My success is MOSTLY due to my SP friends and my consistency on SparkPeople.com. I'm motivated by being on this website and getting/giving support to SP friends!

My success is partly due to continually finding details or small behaviors that move me forward toward sustainable habits. Currently, leaving 100 calories OFF my plate!!

Making HABITS or BEHAVIOR that works for my health: stop the compulsive eating. see My Goals.

My exercise must take me outside at least five times a week. Gardening when it's not too hot!




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Member Since: 9/9/2010

My Goals:
Nov 3, 2013
Cardio daily--close to reaching my goals for exercise habit. Eating significantly less bread, potatoes and pasta. Strengthing muscles 3x a wk. Eating lots of greens, some fruit and appropriate protein in my diet.
I'm satisfied, lighter and stronger. Still on my path to good habits.
5/4/2013
Eat lightly. Move daily. Enjoy life! Accomplish my goals! TW and WW tools make me believe weight goal is in sight.
6/15/13 eating habits in place 85-90% of the time. Exercise 50%. Hmm.

Goal 6/15/13 incremental weight goal.
measuring: 1/2 cup milk, protein, peanut or olive oil only, half an apple, 1/3 banana, etc
Protein 2-3 oz per serving
Activities at night: read, knitting, guitar, bed.

My Program:
Dancing!
Walking. Gardening, play music, knit, juggling.

Eating protein and veggies, also fruits, 90% of the time. Other foods as incidentals. (almost)No sugar, natural or artificial.





Personal Information:
I'm retired. My daughter, husband (and all of my family) are my support team. They are a joy.



Other Information:
I love happy movies, comedy and romance. I leave the scary and violent to others!

I'm fortunate to be able to grow a few fruits and veggies year-round.

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Member Comments:
PUDLECRAZY
4/9/2014 9:11:16 PM

Hi! I am just now getting caught up on old messages. I've been gone from SP for a long time. What I thought was a flare up of carpal tunnel wasn't carpal tunnel, but a ganglion cyst between my 1st and 2nd knuckles on my right hand, compounded by arthritis. I took a long time away from my guitar because it hurt too much. I'm just now getting back to that as well. I am still teaching full time. Retirement just didn't look financially responsible.

I hope all is well with you. I need to catch up on blogs, too.

Chris



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MORTICIAADDAMS
4/3/2014 9:51:07 PM

Low carb is a great diet! I love South Beach! It's a great diet!



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DEBIGENE
4/2/2014 7:59:31 AM

Hello long lost friend. So nice to hear from you, I honestly thought you left us. I hope your absence has been productive and not for sad reasons. Just glad to see you back and hope to catch up soon.

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JUSTYNA7
2/25/2014 11:44:41 PM

Hope things are well. How is the juggling going? My harp playing is progressing!



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MORTICIAADDAMS
11/5/2013 8:24:18 AM

yep, I am still here. I am not giving up. LOL.



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