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I got a very BAD case of...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I really wanted some cereal today for a midday snack. So I measured 1 serving of Frosted Mini Wheats which is 3/4 cup. Here's what I got.



SHOCKER! I am sure I easily do double that, but only track it on Spark as 1 serving. Cereal as well as popcorn are 2 of my "Lucy Goosy" foods when it comes to portion.

I GUESS YOU COULD SAY THAT I AM DESPERATELY TRYING TO GET OVER A VERY BAD CASE OF..........P-O-R-T-I-O-N....DISTORTION. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 8/29/2014 9:55PM

    That's one of my pre-SP favs. I was shocked too when I started measuring. Good job on measuring!

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NELLIEC 8/29/2014 3:11PM

    The mini-wheats I eat come with some kind of fruit in the center, and the box says 1 serving is 25 biscuits.

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GINGERK62 8/28/2014 6:37PM

    Yep, I premeasure into a small plastic container in advance and eat it dry as a snack. Cereal, even the good kind, is not much of a calorie bargain, imho. What is your favorite cereal? I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch...miss it these days! emoticon I have taken to thinking of my snack foods in terms of how long will I have to be on the treadmill to burn off those calories! emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 8/28/2014 6:00PM

    I am doing the same..... You are not alone!

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MRSP90X 8/28/2014 5:51PM

    Not enough to feed a fly. Doesn't even look nutritious.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 8/28/2014 5:09PM

    That is really a small serving I know I eat more then that when I eat cereal. I love popcorn too and get the mini 100 calorie bags and just pop one a day for my afternoon snack, almost time for it now emoticon

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MSHEL7 8/28/2014 5:02PM

    That is a great idea. I know for fact that my morning cereal was about 3xs that, unbelievable. I'm going to have to really start watching it and not watching it grow, watching it hit my plate or bowl in the right amount. Thanks.

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SUE5007 8/28/2014 4:51PM

    Yeah, I am always surprised by how much 1 serving of cereal is...3/4 of a cup is toddler size! Try smaller bowls!

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AJB121299 8/28/2014 4:35PM

    go with a rice krispies

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GERRYH2 8/28/2014 4:22PM

  Ha! That's sort of funny. Just goes to show that all cereal is not alike. I like Kashi Go-Lean cereal. You get a very good amount in a cup with lots of protein.

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Just Peachy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014



Yesterday evening I was making choices about what I wanted to eat keeping in mind my calories remaining. For me, I prepare dinner at lunch and then eat lighter later in the evening. Most of the time, this works. However, I have to stay on top of my tracking throughout the day, to know how much I can eat.

I had become "Lucy Goosy" with certain foods. Popcorn is one of those foods. So, I found out specifically how many calories are in 1 cup of popcorn popped in oil. FYI it's 55 calories per cup. So, I ate 3 cups of popcorn with 1 ounce of cheese melted on top. I also had 1 fresh local peach cut up with exactly 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream. YUM YUM! It was exactly what I wanted to eat, but by measuring portions I stayed within my daily calorie range. I can't get over how great it feels to be in control of what and how much food is going into my body.

I AM ENCOURAGED AND EXCITED! emoticon

  
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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 8/28/2014 8:27AM

    There's just something about a fresh peach, a perfectly ripe one. They can't be beat.

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PLMITCH 8/27/2014 3:02PM

    And the peaches right now are SOOOO good!

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GOLFGMA 8/27/2014 1:33PM

    Bet you met your fruit and fiber goals for the day! emoticon

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GINGERK62 8/27/2014 1:25PM

    Ah popcorn, my personal nemesis! I admit fudging the measurements. emoticon One of the best purchases I made last year was my popcorn popper...less grease and fewer unpopped kernels than the microwave popcorn. emoticon I am inspired to try to do better with measuring it after it is popped and leaving off the melted butter.

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MSHEL7 8/27/2014 1:10PM

    Sounds wonderful, I love snacks like those. You're doing great with the measuring and tracking.

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LTTLREDCORVETTE 8/27/2014 11:40AM

    Love the salty & sweet combo! Sounds like a great snack (might have to steal that idea, got a lot of peaches in our farmshare this week). emoticon

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JUNA89 8/27/2014 10:49AM

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KATIBUG49 8/27/2014 10:45AM

    Great job! Love your determination! emoticon

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Hello, Mr. Carrot!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014



Yesterday, was my official "I'm back in the saddle and riding into the sunset" day. All went well until the evening....around 7pm. I really wanted some popcorn with a slice of cheese melted on top. I looked at my tracker and realized I did not have enough calories left.

Then.... emoticon ......I could have some raw carrots! And I did which kept me easily within my Spark calorie range. emoticon

I am writing this at the beginning of Day 2 and the hardest hurdle is seeing that I am starting over completely. But I got encouragement from this:

"Do not despise these small beginnings, for The Lord rejoices to see the work begin..." Zechariah 4:10

I also want to share in print my first goal with weight loss which is to Lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks. Hitting this number on the scale will give me a big boost of encouragement and determination to set and reach my next goal. So, in 10 weeks November 1st, I will weigh 229lbs on my scale! emoticon

  
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DETERMINEDDE 8/26/2014 5:34PM

    Great choice on those carrots! Way to go!! emoticon

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 8/26/2014 10:26AM

    Carrots and hummus are our fav.

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PATTYGIVENS 8/26/2014 10:04AM

  Great goal .... yummie carrots

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MSHEL7 8/26/2014 9:45AM

    Great goal!! I love the verse, thank you so much for sharing that one.

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CHARITYAK 8/26/2014 9:30AM

    Best wishes on your goal work! And great job with the calorie control! emoticon

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Help Me

Monday, August 25, 2014



Do you ever feel like a "broken record"?! This summer has actually been filled with wonderful memories and special events. Unfortunately, I have completely ignored my good,healthy habits and the weight that I lost climbed back on with a few extra pounds as well. I have been so convicted about my poor health choices. Today, I gave my Spark Page a Fall Face Lift and I am RE-FOCUSSED in my words about beginning again today. NOW I need my actions to line up with my words.
I do want to be all that God created me to be. I know that because of Jesus, I have what it takes to walk in freedom and victory. "Help me, Father God!" And also, please help me dear Sparkers to take this journey one day at a time. Before I know it, I will be standing on the top of the mountain looking out at the breath-taking view.

  
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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 8/26/2014 10:34AM

    So glad to see you are committed to being healthy! Missed your posts. GLAD you're back!

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LJCANNON 8/25/2014 2:43PM

    emoticon Loved the Page-Lift!!
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AVANELL 8/25/2014 1:25PM

    emoticon Just take it one day at a time. Focus on today and then tomorrow do that all over again!

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MSHEL7 8/25/2014 11:41AM

    I know you can do it, keep the faith and keep working, it will all come together.

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GEMINICHIK 8/25/2014 10:33AM

    Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible." ~ Matthew 19:26
Best of luck

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GINGERK62 8/25/2014 10:03AM

    Loved your entry...remember God is a God of do-overs so hang in there! Blessing to you!

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Reflections of Summer 2014

Thursday, August 07, 2014

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I've decided that my Healthy Slimmer Me story will be about a 48 years young woman who never gave up on her dream of ONEderland. Although she kept at it seeing progress and then sliding back into old habits, she persisted anyway. She kept getting up and getting up and getting up and getting up after each time of falling down. Then, one day she got up and stayed up. Her excellent habits of tracking food and staying within range along with fun,steady,enjoyable exercise produced a lighter fitter body allowing her to wear clothes in her closet from years ago. And of course, she enjoyed every day along the way because life is a gift filled with so many blessings. Below is photo of one of her sweetest gifts.

  
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PLMITCH 8/8/2014 5:30PM

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MSHEL7 8/7/2014 11:36PM

    Wonderful!!

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GOLFGMA 8/7/2014 3:22PM

    Beautiful sweet gifts! emoticon

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LKBRIDGE 8/7/2014 2:50PM

    GREAT JOB!! ;0)

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PATTYGIVENS 8/7/2014 1:56PM

  yes sweet sweet gifts.

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