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I Gave In....

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My grandson was enjoying some Chips Ahoy Chunky Chocolate Chip cookies yesterday afternoon and offered me one, at first I resisted having a clementine instead. I was proud of myself, as I really, really enjoy chocolate chip cookies. Well, as the day progressed, I kept thinking about those darn cookies on the kitchen counter and MUST admit that I finally gave into the temptation and had not one but four cookies. I KNEW I didn't really need four cookies and didn't even sit down and enjoy them, instead grabbing and stuffing a cookie into my open mouth as I went by, for a total of 320 calories, which put me over on my daily caloric intake by 200 to 250 calories. So.. what'd I learn here? My thoughts are mixed, as part of me wants to say NOT to give in to temptation, while another says, perhaps if I'd have eaten ONE cookie when Layton first offered it to me early in the day, I wouldn't have felt "deprived" and later scared down four cookies!!! Also, I should NOT keep tempting foods sitting on my counter, where there are so easy to grab... Most importantly, I will not last nights little slip up sabotage the rest of my week! I made the choice to eat the cookies, it's done and can't be changed.. What I can change IS how I react to my choices... which means I'm right back on track today...... :) Oh choices and and consequences....

  
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CHELLEBO1 5/15/2011 10:40AM

    Everyone caves in to temptation once in awhile. You have the right attitude though - learn from it and get back on track. I know how hard it is to resist (my daughter still has cookies and candy around the house).
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Down a bit more!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

I weighed in this morning and was pleased with a 1.8 pound loss, I'm not quite meeting my goal of two pounds a week, but I am making steady progress, so I'm happy! I realize IF I pushed myself a little more I probably could increase my weight loss, and I intend to do just that in the upcoming weeks. However, I also realize that the next few weeks will be incredibly busy, as they always are as yet another school year winds down; so I'm going to be content to continue with the goals I already have in place and keep on keeping on until school is out... :) emoticon

  
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KEH504 5/14/2011 12:38PM

    Great attitude. I'm happy with any loss or even with just maintaining. I don't know why but since I don't concentrate on the weight loss as much any more I seem to be doing better.

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Weigh In!!

Friday, May 06, 2011

I weighed in this morning and am thrilled with my 3.8 pound weight loss, which puts me at a total of 41.8 pounds since I first started trying to live a healthier lifestyle in November! I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing... which is tracking my food, exercising and staying active on Sparkpeople!!! I will reach my goal....

  
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CAROLEE1945 5/10/2011 10:04AM

    You are inspiring to me. How are you managing this? Do you do the food journal every day? Let me know.

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REDREAPER 5/9/2011 8:28AM

    Congrats!! Awesome loss :)

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A new week dawns with changes....

Monday, May 02, 2011

It's only Monday night and already there's been lots and lots of history making events occurring! Starting with the death of Osama Bin Laden, yesterday; a day that most Americans will recall for years to come. Next, there's all the flooding here in Missouri, including the breaching of dams and levees all over the area, due to the massive amounts of rain we've been receiving! These two events alone remind me that we have an AWESOME Lord, who is the same today, tomorrow, and yesterday! Amen!

  


Choices and consequences.

Monday, April 25, 2011

As a teacher one of my well known quotes/phrases is "choices and consequences"... we are all given the freedom to make our own choices, but with those choices come consequences (both positive and negative). That's exactly where I find myself this morning and I'm okay with that! This past week found me surrounded with my family and all four of my adorable grandchildren. I chose to spend my time concentrating on enjoying my time with them and not focusing on my diet. The consequences are two-fold, we had a great time together, but I didn't eat as healthy as I could of. The great news is, I'm okay with that, as this is MY life and meant for living NOW and not when I reach ALL my goals! Also, I know that it was a temporary "break" and today I'm right back on track!!
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DOTTIEJANE1 4/25/2011 1:25PM

    Glad you took time to enjoy your grandchildren. BUt you are RIFHT back on track emoticonDottie

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