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14 days Sober Sunday

Sunday, December 21, 2014

I didn't get a chance to blog my goals because of internet problems. I'm finally back up.
Sunday Ta Das:
1. got to the gym at 10:30, did 30 min rowing & pt exercises
2. no alcohol, this makes 3 or 4 weeks sober. I'll take a look back later

If I was to ask myself how much I want to reach my goal weight 145 or my goal size 6, I would be maybe 50%, because maybe 50% of the time, I'm self-sabotaging. But if I could be guaranteed that I could reach my goals, that success is a sure thing, and failure not an option, I would want it off the charts, 110%. It's hard to believe that success is guaranteed, because I haven't lost a pound in 2014. Sure, I've had other NSVs, and they're great! My health, strength, stamina, cardio efficiency have all improved. I really enjoy daily exercise. That's why I've had fitness improvements. Even so, I want more. I want to slim down quite a bit more. I'm going to have to change my behaviors, my relationship with food and alcohol. Speaking of which I'm 14 days sober today. It doesn't seem to slow down my eating too much, but it's the holiday season, and there's loads of goodies around to tempt me.

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ZANYGIRL1 12/21/2014 10:23PM

    Congratulations on the 14 days sober, that's emoticon !!!!!!!! The weight will come off, just keep working at it. emoticon

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USMAWIFE 12/21/2014 10:16PM

    you might not have lost any weight but you have other achievments you got in 2014

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Success Saturday Goals

Saturday, December 20, 2014

I finally watched Biggest Loser this morning, through the lens of spending energy toward success or failure. The contestants, are always working toward success: all day, every day, week after week. I have to be like this. As soon as this blog is over, I'm going to the gym for a 30 min walk/row session, and my pt exercises.

In Judaism, there is yetzer ha-ra (the evil inclination), and yetzer ha-tov (the good inclination). Evil inclination isn't sin per se, but misuse of the physical body. For example, the need for food becomes gluttony. I will spend some more time listening to my own good nature, yetzer ha-tov, and desire for success.

Saturday Goals
1. gym at 9:30
2. plan menu & grocery list
3. shop for the week
4. 10,000 steps
5. smile

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I'm back from the gym. I did 20 min rowing and my pt exercises. Smiled at people there. Feeling really good.

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IDICEM 12/21/2014 10:20AM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/20/2014 1:08PM

    A great day!

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LIS193 12/20/2014 12:16PM

That is a great insight!

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Fantastic Friday Goals

Friday, December 19, 2014

"To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail."
- Dorothea Brande

I was feeling down yesterday. I added DS16 to my auto insurance. the added expense, plus his nonchalant attitude, plus he now wants a car! gave me buyer's remorse. Then I realized I could exercise to feel better. This is a big thing, folks. In the middle of feeling bad, I turned to exercise, instead of food to lift my mood. It worked. I felt really good about myself. I felt good about my son. I remembered being 16, and not giving my parents' insurance expense a single thought.

I feel like I'm making some emotional growth that is going to position me for success. Which brings me back to my quote by Dorothea Brande "To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail." In her book, Wake up and Live, she says that we think of success as taking energy and purpose, and failure as not acting. But in reality, failure takes time and energy. It's just spent in the wrong direction. It takes energy to fail. Failure requires hours of time-killing pursuits. So if I'm going to spend my time and energy anyway, I'm going to channel my energy in the direction that gets me toward my goals.

I'm thinking of buying her book on kindle. Not sure if it's a little too "woo woo." See if this link to a sample page works and tell me what you think.

Friday Goals
1. Write ti before I bite it
2. 30 min exercise
3. eat 5 fruits & veggies
4. no alcohol
5. Buffalo chicken & brussel sprouts for dinner
6. Imagine what I would do if it was impossible for me to fail

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LIS193 12/20/2014 12:15PM

    Ouch! I remember the expense of a 16 year old male on our car insurance...
Good luck to him and safe driving!
You did great going for the exercise rather than the chocolate

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IDICEM 12/20/2014 9:28AM

  Kids don't think of inconsequential things like insurance. They just want independence. He'll learn.

Great goals!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/19/2014 7:47PM

    I hear you. We spent probably $200 more a month to insure our 16 year old son and girls in our area drive worse than the boys. It's unfair. We bought him a 2 year old Ford Ranger when he turned 16 and he loved it. He still does and still has it 16 years later. LOL. Thank goodness he never had a wreck other than he was hit by a deer. You did great on making the wise choice - exercise over indulgence.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 12/19/2014 12:30PM

    Thanks for the great blog!! Kids are hard aren't they. I think all the stress of my life could be summed up with the one word "kids". They do grow into decent lovable people though, most of the time. =)

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Thursday Goals

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I've not been exercising and eating light. I'm doing the best I can. But I guess everyone is doing the best they can at the time, with what they have available to them. That's a don't-beat-yourself-up philosophy that I came across. Which on one hand: makes me feel better about myself, but on the other hand: feels like a cop-out.

I ate so much at the work luncheon, that I didn't even eat dinner.

Thursday Goals
1. please try to get those steps up to 10,000
2. Buffalo chicken for dinner
3. Don't give up, believe in myself
4. Smile

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IDICEM 12/19/2014 9:36AM


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68ANNE 12/19/2014 8:14AM

    I ate a bunch at the work out luck and then I ate supper. Ugh I feel yucky today

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ZANYGIRL1 12/18/2014 1:16PM

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LAILATN 12/18/2014 12:19PM


This time of the year it's especially hard.


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ICEDEMETER 12/18/2014 12:10PM

    I'll skip the rant (your "cop-out" feeling hit a nerve) --- but just want you to take note of something: you CHOSE to skip dinner because you were still feeling full from lunch. THAT is HUGE! You are listening to your body and doing the right thing for it, instead of listening to a clock or a habit or a plan... AWESOME!

If you keep doing the best you can, while enjoying living in the moment --- then you've got reason to smile. A day or week out of the norm does NOT make or break a lifestyle, it's just a temporary exception.

Wishing you and yours a fantastic day!

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LIS193 12/18/2014 11:47AM

    There are times during the year that I am so fed up with being careful all the time and think I can eat like a "normal" person.. the first few days don't show a change on the scales - so far so good and I get more adventurous... a week later I am up 3 pounds and ask myself "why did you think you can go off plan like that?" Oh well - it takes me a bout 2-3 weeks to recover...
The trick is to look at the overall picture over a month or so and look at the progress, which can be losing or maintaining.
This time of year is especially hard, so don't beat yourself up - take stock mid January and you may be surprised that 2 weeks of being back on track after the new year undid a lot of any (if any!) damage.

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WIFE49 12/18/2014 11:44AM

    One day at a time!!! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/18/2014 11:43AM

    Most of us have bad days. I put them behind me and move on ASAP. I have a few days ahead which will be a struggle. I'm trying to psych myself up for them.

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GSEATON 12/18/2014 11:41AM

    Word! I want your recipe for buffalo chicken and YES, it's HARD out there right now!

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Wednesday goals

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

First night of Hannukah was wonderful, except the latkas didn't agree with me, because they're fried. But they were so delicious with cinnamon applesauce. emoticon emoticon

Wednesday Goals:
1. Eat until full, not stuffed
2. Remember 1 or 2 bites of goodies to satisfy taste
3. 10,000 steps
4. drink plenty of water

Today is the holiday luncheon party at work. I made spinach balls again. They came out really lovely! If I remember, I'll take a pic & post it later today.

For your holiday enjoyment: Saturday Night Live NPR Delicious Dish Schweddy Balls:

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LINDA! 12/17/2014 10:49PM

    I remember that Saturday Night skit. So funny!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/17/2014 8:33PM

    I love latkas. They are delicious!

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IDICEM 12/17/2014 10:37AM

  Love that SNL bit. Good goals and thanks for reminding me of Schweddy Balls!

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