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It is all in the mind

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Fighting the history of leaping into terrible eating patterns after spraining my knee is apparently showing early favorable results! Passed the candy section; ignored the chocolate bars that bulge out upon you as you wait hours in the checkout line; and didn't order the sandwiches that the picture changing video hawk as you wait for the human to wake up and take your order. Exercise is building, slow movements but moving, and will head to the pool tomorrow. Mental awareness and dedication are the keys for me.

  
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LEABRISTOW 1/2/2014 4:13AM

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I've also managed to skip the confectionery isle at the grocery store.

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BARBANNA 12/20/2013 4:17PM

    THANKS for stopping by my blog and being a sweet Spark buddy! Merry Christmas!!!

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BARBANNA 12/18/2013 4:09PM

    There are temptations lurking around every corner, especially this time of the year. Many of them are stored in our heads, but I always counter the unhealthy with something that is healhier. When I am temped by peanuts I grab carrots or apples. The funny element of this trade of, is I probably consume enough of the replacement item that I could have eaten the nuts and had less calories. I do allow myself nuts, just reserve them when I need fat or protein at the end of my tracking or before bed as a treat.
Thanks for your comment on my 11 calories/min efficiency. I used to run and that burned 13/14 per min so I am trying to get that back by hook and crook.

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MARYANNGI 8/6/2013 7:13PM

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DEEO12 7/26/2013 2:14PM

    emoticon Keep the prize in your mind at all times! emoticon

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NEWTINK 7/18/2013 4:42AM

    Maybe we are not so different after all emoticon emoticon

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PAPA175 6/17/2013 4:01PM

    Sounds like you're convicted to a healthier lifestyle, and slow is still a speed which indicates movement.
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HAKAPES 6/13/2013 12:02PM

    :-)
Keep it up!

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PATTYKLAVER 6/11/2013 7:58AM

    Good for you.

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JACK714 6/9/2013 9:19AM

    One little success at a time.

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MLH148 6/7/2013 7:41PM

    You are amazing-- really you are-- awareness is one of our best tools!

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JLWOF1 6/7/2013 10:59AM

    emoticon Rusty! So proud for you! Keep it up!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 6/6/2013 11:31PM

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MARIANNMC 6/6/2013 11:13PM

    Good for you! Isn't it amazing how many "temptations" there are? I never realized how much FOOD was advertised on tv before I started on SparkPeople. Good luck with the knee. The pool will be great!

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MTRACHEL 6/6/2013 10:38PM

    Mental awareness is key. We don't have to keep living our history and habits. Thanks for the reminder!

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An injury test

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

It seems that I fall away from healthy habits when I am upset or recovering from surgery or injury. There are many articles I have read about avoiding poor eating habits during these periods and I am trying to follow them. The great news is that I didn't damage the replacement knees or break my back/neck. The aggravation is the discomfort of the sprained knee. Wife left for a wedding so I will not be eating out as much as we do when she is here, last night at Outback I ate my daily limits for dinner. The 5% Challenge team will keep me motivated and I will just have to build my walking and hiking and use other exercises during rehab. The pool is open!

  
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MARYANNGI 8/6/2013 7:16PM

    Hi Rusty!

Consider using Trekking poles when you walk or hike. I just started using them for hiking and they are great. I got mine at Walmart for about $10-$15. They adjust to you. Mine came with tips for hiking, walking on pavement, or cups for walking on snow or snowshoeing.

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EGRAMMY 6/7/2013 5:37AM

    emoticon Take time to smell the roses as you ease yourself back into walking.
Sending get well wishes.

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TWNOMWE 6/6/2013 12:03PM

    Good that you did not do damage to replacement parts. Get well soon and get to the pool.
Fun about not eating out much when DW is away, my DH is the one who always wants to go out so I keep a check on outside dinning.
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JLWOF1 6/6/2013 8:36AM

    Rusty, so sorry to hear that you have a sprained knee. I know how you feel about falling away from healthy habits during this time. When I'm sick and need to eat healthy, is when I eat sugar! Go figure!

Just remember you are in this for the long haul, you have come so far, I know you can stay motivated! Love the idea about the pool! Just keep doing what you know is right and everything will fall into place!

Thanks for keeping the NE Arkansas Team going!

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Living the Good Life –Anything else I would like to share with my Team

Friday, March 08, 2013

Changing old patterns/habits is accomplished when I decide I have arrived at a place in my life that I do not like and recognize I placed myself there by my actions. I have to identify the cause and effect and desire to stiop the cause to avoid the effect. The challenge team adds to my motivation by making me realize that I am not the only one that can benefit by my changes as well as I will harm others by not staying the course. Thanks for the help team.

  
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MILLIFRED 5/20/2013 4:46PM

    I had to say Hi to a fellow Arkansan! You have certainly succeeded at the Spark Plan and I wish you continued success. I'm still struggling with just a few more pounds to lose. Good for you for doing so well

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TWNOMWE 5/15/2013 8:06AM

    Team work is a wonderful motivator and we all learn and push each other.
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PAPA175 3/13/2013 8:27AM

    well put

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KALISWALKER 3/10/2013 11:35PM

    I read all of your blogs for the week. Admittting you are addicted to snickers is a great way to tackle it. When you buy a snicker do you feel you are rewarding yourself in some way?

I would eat if I was up late, so I made my bedtime earlier (10 PM) and decided not to reward myself with food for staying up late.

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GREENGENES 3/8/2013 10:28PM

    Well said!

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JACK714 3/8/2013 4:58PM

    Good thought.

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CLAIRESML 3/8/2013 4:48PM

    You are strong! emoticon

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DIANEDOESSMILES 3/8/2013 3:26PM

    So Rusty,, does this in CLEAR Language mean,, you are now STOPPING the candy??? :)

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GRAMMAMARY 3/8/2013 12:17PM

    emoticon together.
Having the support of others and challenges is always helpful to me.

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SLFGOLF 3/8/2013 11:04AM

    Having a challenge always helps motivate. This team is great for that.

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HELEN_BRU 3/8/2013 10:17AM

    Good blog! emoticon

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Living the Good Life – Do I need some motivation or advice? Ask for it

Thursday, March 07, 2013

As part of a team challenge we are blogging daily for a week to keep motivated about accomplishing a change in our life that will help us lead and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. My goal is to reduce the weakness of eating almond snickers, my candy of choice. Unless someone wants to sit on my shoulder in the grocery store and convenience stores I just have to wear my big boy getting smaller pants and keep track of how a Snickers will affect my daily meal plan. Being a part of a team effort that succeeds as the whole team moves forward is a great motivator for me.

  
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CHERIRIDDELL 3/8/2013 1:32AM

    Excellent !

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DIANEDOESSMILES 3/8/2013 1:31AM

    Rusty as others are saying WE DO NEED a FEW Treats, BUT !! U and I both have a WEEE BIT of a "CONTROL" issue huh,,,when it comes to our "food of choice" being urs the almond,,,and me the Reece's,,,, if I AM GOING to BUY them,,, lets face it,,, I AM GOING TO $AVE $$S$$ and BUY them in BAGS and ON $ALE whenever possible,,,, USUALLY that means MORE than ONE bag,,, USUALLY. NOT ALWAYS.

So well once that bag gets OPENED,,, SWISH,,, In goes MY HAND,,,, and YUMMY it GOES IN AND IN AND IN AGAIN and AGAIN. There's SIMPLY NO CONTROL. BUT !!! There ARE other candy bars, I ALSO enjoy that I CAN/DO enjoy and DO LIMIT. How about you Rusty? If the same,,, why not also do as suggested from what many have suggested here? PUt them INTO ur tracker (being TOTALLY honest) and ENJOY a FEW (not A LOT and DO NOT PLZ make them a meal). Meals are real food. LOL Rusty,,, I am even now using the "White Monster" now,,,,, (Stove) its hallarious !!! TOTALLY FUNNY !!!

Hope this helps you the way its helping me. I have some plain old Hershey bars here,,,,, they are EASY for me to control.

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GRANNYSUE9 3/7/2013 10:41PM

    Just keep thinking about those smaller pants and you can skip one or two of those snickers!

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GREENGENES 3/7/2013 9:23PM

    Way to stick to it.

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EGRAMMY 3/7/2013 9:01PM

    My trick to day was to let the Heath bars visit my cart for awhile and then take them out at check out, cause I either felt guilty or had good sense.

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NICELYSIMPLE 3/7/2013 8:51PM

    Just imagine one of us actually sitting on your shoulders at the store. The embarrassment alone would make you avoid the candy isle. Of course, the toppling tower of people would be quite the spectacle as well.
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NANCYPAT1 3/7/2013 7:31PM

    While everybody needs their treats, you have to figure out and decide whether THAT is a treat you want to indulge in. I have treats BUT I try to plan them into my daily eating schedule. CHOICES is what the game is ALL ABOUT. We CAN have those treats but we have to decide if it fits into our lifestyle plan.

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FUTUREHOPE49 3/7/2013 6:42PM

    Every body needs a treat. Working it into your calories is emoticon
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1EMMA2011 3/7/2013 6:33PM

    Great job on blogging!!

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Living the Good Life –What can I improve upon?

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

what can I improve upon my goal of leaving Almond Snickers out of my diet on a regular basis? This is a mental commitment and repetition of passing them by is the only way I know of being successful. A mental attitude that this bar is a key to unhealthy eating needs to be in the forefront of my mind coupled with the knowledge that one bar when it is planned s a part of my diet is acceptable will lead to a mental habit.

  
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GLOMER 3/6/2013 1:40PM

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SLFGOLF 3/6/2013 1:33PM

    Learning that if we schedule in that one treat and sticking with it is a big step.

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AVANELL 3/6/2013 1:24PM

    The more we do something the easier it becomes. The more your body is freed of the sugar and additives that are in the bar the less your cravings for it will be! Enjoy the journey on your way to a healthier you!

God bless you! You can do it!

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POLYANNA2 3/6/2013 11:29AM

    Getting our brains in sync with the needs of our bodies is a lofty task, but once the habit is formed it will become a no-brainer. You WILL do this!!!!

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PMFISH 3/6/2013 10:40AM

    Sounds like a plan and we all know planning is great!

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