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Having a glum kinda day

Monday, August 03, 2009

Today, I am feeling glum. Not a serious level of glumness, just low key glummity. I am sure it will pass, and be gone tomorrow. I feel like I am missing out on the fun of summer, because I have no energy, and I can't jump up and run around like I usually do. In the past, when feeling this way, I would totally eat to make myself feel "better". Today, I am not doing that, in fact I have eaten very well, and even enjoyed a small bowl of cappucino fro you with whip cream on top.... mmmmmmmmmmmmmm................ Delectable! Just typing that I am feeling like this has lifted my spirits a little! Who would have thought! Anyway, I guess that I am pretty pleased with the fact that my negative emotions are not triggering a binge like they have in the past, and that seems like a big change in my attitude! Setting a date for my weight goals has been a huge catalyst in changing my perspective on weight loss. I have a deadline now, and nothing is holding me back!

  
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SSDCQUINCY 8/4/2009 8:12AM

    Hope you have a better day today than you did yesterday and that your glummity is gone! Love the healthy eating and not giving into the glummity with food!! Keep up the great work!

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AFAIRYPRINCESS 8/4/2009 5:32AM

    Hey you!! Hope you pick up soon! I am feeling a bit the same way myself to be honest!!! That's what happens when you don't feel 100% I guess. Soooo cool that you are not turning to food. How good is that! So proud of you!! Keep writing if it helps! That's what I try and do! Keep smiling sunshine! Bel x

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BEFIT014 8/3/2009 9:18PM

    Hope your 'glummity'(gotta say I LOVE that word emoticon)passes soon.

GREAT that you're not eating your way through it!

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38BABYGIRL 8/3/2009 8:53PM

    That's great that you have NOT given in to emotional eating!! That's something to be happy about!!

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Today's state of affairs

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Well, I think I might actually be able to make it through the whole day without napping today, we'll see how that goes. My motivation for my weight loss is running very high right now. We went to a bbq last night, and the hostess served 10 kinds of decadent desserts. I'm talking trifle, cheesecakes(citrus, berry, turtle)ribbon cake, three different kinds of pies! It was an incredible buffet of culinary delights. Normally, I would go wild with an opportunity like that, and try one of everything! Last night though, my stomach was upset ( I think it is related to my recovery from this minor case of pneumonia), and to be honest, I had no internal struggle to have none of any the desserts! I did indulge a little bit for supper, having 9 shrimp, a chicken breast, and a tiny taste of each of the potato and pasta salads on the table. I also had double servings of the roasted veggie salad with pecans, goat cheese, and a mayo vinegar type dressing. Probably not a low cal dish, but it was delectable! So, when I was up a 1/2 pound this morning, I wasn't surprised, but I was very pleased that it wasn't a full pound or even more as it could have been had I indulged in a dessert choice or two. I have a new determination to really work hard at this, and get through the last part of my journey as quickly as possible. Indulging unnecessarily at a bbq is not going to hurry me along for sure, so I was very pleased that I made good choices. Today, I am keeping my day very light in the food, trying to aim for the lowest end of my range (1200 calories). I started the day off right with a 150 calorie tofu smoothie, and lunch was a massive veggie salad with black beans, chicken and some light salad dressing to get in my good fats. I'm not sure yet what I am going to have for supper, but it will be very light, around 400 cals or so to leave me room for a 100 cal snack in the afternoon or evening. We have a kids birthday party to attend this evening, so I will have to resist treats there I am certain. I am worth it though! Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels, and I so badly want to be skinny right now! I am so close, I can taste it!

  
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CODEMAULER 8/2/2009 7:13PM

    Shrimp and chicken are the friends of low-cal consumers; congrats on making good choices and balancing your plate so effectively!

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RCHRISPY 8/2/2009 7:02PM

  Congrats!!!!

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BEFIT014 8/2/2009 6:07PM

    You did great! I don't think I ever went anywhere where 11 kinds of desserts were served! Mercy! emoticon

My motivation is very high this month, too. Thank God, cuz it was circling the drain last month!

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AFAIRYPRINCESS 8/2/2009 3:47PM

    Well done! Keep up the good work you!! Bel x

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Friendships

Saturday, August 01, 2009

I have been very blessed in my life with many friends. When I was a kid, growing up, I had two very good friends, we spent a lot of time together, and fought often. We always seemed to make things up. We drifted apart as we grew up, and I moved away, so we aren't in contact anymore. In my new town, I made a whole new group of friends, and enjoyed some strong bonds with a few of them. Once again, life moved on, and I don't spend much time with most of them anymore. I have stayed very good friends with the first person I befriended here, and we are very busy on our own lives, so don't see each other often enough. When we do get together, we fit just like we saw each other yesterday! With my kids in school, I have made friends with moms of kids in their classes, and two in particular have really supported me through the last 6 months or so of my weight loss journey. I feel a special bond with both of them, and the one has become my new best friend. We talk often about our daily lives and help each other get perspective when we have crises. I am so incredibly grateful for all of the friends I have known in my life, and make sure that I cultivate the current friendships that are important to me. Without friends, life is so boring and bleak!

  
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AFAIRYPRINCESS 8/1/2009 7:40PM

    What a great blog! We couldn't live without our friends! I have many in my old hometown who like you say, are the types that I don't see all the time but we pick up like it was yesterday when we do see each other. I love the saying 'Friends are the family we choose for ourselves". So true!! Bel :)

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Focusing on food

Friday, July 31, 2009

Okay, so, not being able to exercise really sucks. BUT, it has given me an opportunity to see just how important diet is in this journey. I am keep my intake around 1200-1300 calories each day, and so far this week, I have lost almost 7 rebound pounds! With no exercise! It is incredible to me. I have never really believed that it could be done without exercise. I am feeling somewhat better today healthwise, my chest isn't hurting as much. Also, less dizziness and nausea. My kids are doing better too! We are all in a better place than Tuesday for sure! I am looking forward to being back to 100%, and I am totally motivated about my weight loss goals. I have set a goal date for 155 pounds, that is September 7. I am not going to backslide this time, I am just going to be consistent! I want to be at my goal weight(135 pounds) by November 16, so I am going to really stick to my eating plan, and kick in some exercise come September.

  
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AFAIRYPRINCESS 7/31/2009 10:04PM

    A great to hear! You sound so much happier too. That is fabulous! Have a great weekend won't you and keep it up! Bel x

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BEFIT014 7/31/2009 6:21PM

    Glad to hear you're doing better. And emoticonon the 7 lbs. Can you do ST? You don't want to lose muscle.

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RCHRISPY 7/31/2009 4:54PM

  Awesome. I know its amazing how much food can do when you really watch it.

Glad to hear that you are feeling better.

If I reach my primary goal of 140, I too will be shooting for 135 in November. So we can cheer each other on to that point.

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Thanks everybody!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I just want to take this opportunity to say a big huge thanks to all of the people who commented with such wonderful support yesterday. It really means a lot to me, and it boosts my spirits. emoticon! This is just an incredible group of people rallying together to reach our goals! Thanks again everyone!

  
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RCHRISPY 7/31/2009 3:04PM

  Ah thanks! I've found that the occasional comments I receive are great, so I try to comment when I have something encouraging to say especially when its someone I've friended.

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LISAW/3 7/31/2009 1:06AM

    Just keep getting better!

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EDWARDS1411 7/30/2009 10:26PM

    I know it will probably take a few days before the meds start to take effect, but I hope you and your kiddies are feeling somewhat better. You're so right, this is the most wonderfull supportive community and while SP's tools and features are of great help, I believe its the people coming together being here for one another that is the main reason for its success. Take Care, please, and hope you are able to enjoy the long weekend!!!
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