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My pep talk to me

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ok - you are about to go home for the evening. You worked out VERY hard this morning and have fueled your body pretty well all day. You can and will continue to fuel your body properly for the remainder of the evening. Your family deserves a happy you and you deserve to go to bed with a clean conscience. You have plenty to do to keep you busy. Play with the kids. Gather a few things up for vacation packing. Send some texts to friends. Get on SP. Light a candle. Get things ready for the morning. Write down 5 things you are grateful for. You can do it. You deserve this success.

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JUSTYNA7 7/31/2013 3:10PM

    This was just the pep talk I needed, lol.

Thanks for stopping by my page, talking about going public with my "I matter" to do list. sounds like you are in a similar place. We can do this! OH, and love the "put down the cookie" picture.

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MTAL203 6/25/2013 3:29PM

  Great pep talk! You are absolutely right - we all deserve this better healthier life! Thank you!

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Coming out of my hibernation

Friday, May 31, 2013

I'm not making any grandiose plans or promises, but I feel a little like I'm coming out of a major haze or coccoon. A foot injury the Tuesday before Thansgiving has lead to a series of issues plus a way over-scheduled life has kept me from paying attention to some of my priorities. But in the last few days I've made more good choices than bad and it feels good. Not ready for a swimsuit yet, but I am making progress. One small choice at a time.


Why do I crumble when I get home

Friday, March 29, 2013

My lack of tracking, eating poorly and less exercise has caught up with me. Argh. I find that I do pretty darn good at work. Even if I don't pack, I've found a lot of healthy options in our cafe. Most days before I leave work, I have 6-7 glasses of water down and 3-4 freggies in me. I'm inches away from a successful day. Then I go home and come unravelled. I have a list on the pantry door of quick, easy, fun things to do instead of nibble but I look right past that list. My brain knows what to do but my emotions have my brain bound and gagged somewhere. I've inched back up in weight a little. It's harder to run because of injury and because of not eating too great.

Ok, but it's a sunny (finally!) Friday of Easter weekend. I have much to be grateful for. So I will end my pity party.

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EABL81 5/30/2013 8:19PM

    I find evenings the hardest as well. What's been working for me (well, usually), is to have a healthy dinner ready (or at least something that I can whip together quickly) and save calories for evening snacking. I eat three small meals a day, and save about 1/5 - 1/4 of my calories for a healthy snack a few hours before bedtime. That, and a good book tend to keep my away from the fridge most nights.

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D-ABBY 3/29/2013 3:37PM

    Own it. It is behind you now. Get serious and focus forward on progress: not perfection, push forward to what you can do with the will to just do it! You are doing great! Look for the good progress, learn from the not so good, and let your heart song sing to take you onward and upward. You can do it and so can I! emoticon

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    Just take it one day at a time. For me - having a positive environment in one place (and succeeding there) tends to bleed over into other areas. If you can - write down things that trigger your mistakes and see if you can change anything. Just keep trying.


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Just trying to keep myself out of the pantry

Saturday, January 26, 2013

It's Saturday morning and weekends are tough for me to control my mindless eating. So thought I'd come on here and at least stall myself. I've had a perfectly satisfying and nutritious breakfast. Gotten a few little things done around the house. Not much of an agenda today which is nice. Going to the gym sometime before it closes at noon.

Catching up on laundry. One of my kiddos left a chocolate in a pants pocket and it melted in a corner of the dryer and was ruining everything. My awesome hubby did some serious investigating and removed the remaining goo from the dryer. So now to catch up on everything that has chocolate all over it.

I also need to start a grocery list. Ran out of q-tips and that's one of those things I'll forget to put on a list til I go to reach for one. Aargh!

I was reading thru old journal entries this morning and I could pretty much just copy and paste so many things. Battle an issue, distracted by shiney object, move on to next issue, initiate new plan, get distracted by another shiney object, rinse and repeat.

We are such silly humans. emoticon

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D-ABBY 1/29/2013 12:58PM

    I hear ya! Together we stand with the help of our Lord, for He instructs us to encourage one another while He is able to make us stand. Praying for you and me to. Keep washing those feet and trying again. Thanks for the encouragement. emoticon

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GYMRAT_AT44 1/26/2013 11:03PM

    Geez, your Saturday sounded like my Saturday.

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MILPAM3 1/26/2013 10:55AM

  How about making a list of things to distract you/keep you busy, posted on the pantry. Read. Do. Don't nibble.

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REINVENT_ME 1/26/2013 10:18AM

    Sounds like a busy weekend already! I know how that is especially with a toddler & 4 month old. Such a blessing! I always have trouble with mindless eating on the weekends, too. I have been thinking about things I can do to keep from misbehaving and one thing is to put on my shoes and walk around our apartment complex. I hope this works & that you find ways to stay on track. Have a great weekend!

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    Well now, I'd say you got plenty of distraction!!!!!
Sure wish you success on getting the chocolate out of the clothing. Glad hubby was sweet and cleaned the dryer for you!

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I threw away one cracker - woo hoo

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I was doing pretty good yesterday nutrition wise. Also good with exercise. Then it was snack time for the kids and I helped them eat some crackers, which took me over my limit. But as I went to put the last one in my mouth I remembered words of wisdom from many sparkers out there about leaving one bite left. So I pitched the last cracker. Still was a little over my limit. But I'm taking it as a small victory - over at least one cracker.

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NITA-BERRY 1/24/2013 10:09PM

Small Victories are the best victories ... they keep us moving forward.

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D-ABBY 1/24/2013 8:44PM

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MILPAM3 1/24/2013 10:55AM

  The next time you won't even pick UP the cracker!

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POINTAFTER 1/24/2013 10:31AM

    It all starts with one. Next time, it will be two emoticon

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