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One Small Step

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Just wanted to share a snippet of my day.

I went to the store today because I needed some Sprite (yes I know... but one thing at a time). While there, I realized I was out of things to munch on in the house (again, I KNOW). So, I was perusing the chips, cookies, cakes... when I decided NO. So what did I end up buying? Saltine Crackers. Great for munching, and not all that tasty, so I wont eat more than a few at a time. Perfect portion control.

I'm sharing this because I usually would tell myself that trying to lose weight is pointless because I'll never do it, and talk myself into getting something bad for me.

But this time, I didn't cave.

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BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 4/15/2010 2:07PM

    Thanks! I soooo appreciate the support! emoticon

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    Good for you!

Do you like veggies? If so pick up a small cut up tray of veggies, or bag of baby carrots and carton of grape tomatoes next time. Prepped veggies are not inexpensive, but neither is junk food, and the veggies have far more nutrition! Get a bottle of your fav low-cal dressing to go with and you have a very satisfying and nutritious snack.

One baby step at a time and we will make it!!!


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NANCY- 4/11/2010 8:50AM

Each positive step gets you moving foward toward developing a healthy lifestyle and that you are doing!!!


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    You flexed your resistance muscle as defined in Beck's. Good for you. I've used saltines also, they are actually quite tasty. Only 12 calories each. emoticon
These small changes that you make will make a great difference for you at the scale. Slow and easy does it.

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Forcing Myself To Be Accountable

Friday, April 09, 2010

Ok, so my enemy Laziness will not beat me this time!

And so, I've created a way to make myself accountable. I've created a blog that addresses the two main reasons that I don't exercise: Laziness and boredom. If I get bored, I get lazy. That simple.

So, this blog (Mix N Move - mixnmove.blogspot.com/ ) Is my way to keep track of what I do, PLAN AHEAD, and create new workouts for myself by rotating, changing, and altering moves.

Here's to staying interested! emoticon

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    If it works for you, then do it. I wish you luck, for finding the problem is the first step.
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A Little Effort...

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

So, in my effort to stay committed to losing weight, I am really going to try what UKWOMAN suggested on my last post, I'm taking this one day at a time. I didn't exercise today and I did eat some fast food (first time in a long time) but I also:

*Researched nutrition and what I need to be healthy. I don't know why but nutrition baffles me. I mean I know I need to eat fruits and veggies, but when you throw in types of fat, vitamins, minerals, portion servings, good carbs/bad carbs, when to eat what etc... I just get so upset I... well I want to eat bad stuff. Any help to simplify this?

*logged into sparkpeople. This may seem simple, but forgetting to log in is usually the start of me falling off the wagon.

Here's to doing it again tomorrow and adding some exercise.

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CAROEDEN 4/7/2010 10:17PM

    great attitude!! keep it up!!!

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    Knowing the problem is the first step, so I know emoticon cause you are on the right track and you are emoticon.

Linda emoticon

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Sheesh will I ever get committed?

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I know I gotta do it.

I know how to do it.

So what the heck is keeping me from doing it?

Oh. That's right. Laziness. I get going. I go for about a week. And then WHAM! Right back to sabotaging my new healthy lifestyle.

But it isn't just diet and nutrition. It's everything in my life. I. Have. No. Follow. Through. And now that I realize it, I'm working on it. I've GOT to work on it. I have got to take control of ME.

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BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 4/6/2010 10:56PM

    LadyMoon - For me it isn't usually that I consciously stop. What happens is that I realize a week later, omg I forgot to walk, I forgot to make my lunch, etc. I always realize it after the fact that I let things slip. I have to work on staying conscious of my actions.

UKwoman - One day at a time. One hour at a time. Reminds me of an episode of "Friends". I've got to not worry about three months from now, only worry about three minutes from now.

Jola - Oh gosh do I think about the stuff I'm missing out on. It's because I've had the 'bad' stuff for so long. My fiance is lucky, he didn't eat many sweets and such as a child and so now he rarely ever craves something. I of course grew up on sweets and fried food. I feel sick when I think about eating the same veggies over and over. So part of my goal is to find ways to eat the good stuff and like or even CRAVE it.

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    I think we have all been there and we often go back, but that shouldn't stop us all from brushing our selves off and starting all over again. I am starting back today, after going overboard this weekend and Monday. So, whatcha say we all just join forces and help each other. I'm here if you need me.

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UKWOMAN 4/6/2010 9:09PM

    You could have been talking about me. The spirit is willing but the flesh is oh so weak! But don't beat yourself up, I don't! Everyday I start again. So when you go to bed tonight, resolve to start afresh tomorrow. Don't try to tackle all areas of your life - remember make small goals and attain those. And if it doesn't work out as you planned - then try again the next day. What I love about 'tomorrow' is the opportunity for a fresh start.

So let's start tomorrow and see how long we can keep it up for! emoticon emoticon

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JOLA827 4/6/2010 8:59PM

    You can do it! I know it is hard, we all do! You have to make a decision to do it and take the steps forward. I get so annoyed with myself when I do really "good" for a few days and then completely blow it for a few days. What a waste of time! Just do it, don't think about it and what you are "missing out on." Onward....

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Rolling with the punches

Sunday, February 07, 2010

My life has been a whirlwind since my last post. My world has been turned upside down, and at first it seemed horrible, but things have actually turned out for the better. A big stress in my life, has almost been erased, not totally, but to the point that I'm not worrying every second. I feel as if a weight has been taken off me, and suddenly I can stand tall, and yes, even smile. Even my co-workers have noticed a change in my attitude. They say I suddenly seem happy. And for the most part I am. There are still a few hurdles left for me to be completely happy and content (obviously losing weight is one of them) with my life, but instead of worrying that those hurdles will just trip me up again, I feel that anything is possible and I know that....

...I can do this!!!!

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    Its so good to hear things are working out. I know emoticon. And know you are not alone.

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