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Day before the first day on a new program

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Here's what happened: my son is a reservist, and he's on track to deploy late this year. My daughter in law struggles with weight / fitness / self-care / health issues as I do (she's far more fashionable & girly than me, but we share the "food as comfort" issue).

She dropped over a couple of evenings ago all bubbly because she's made the decision, she's joining Jenny Craig. Yes, I know that's a name brand expensive program, and it's one that's based on a lot of things I don't believe in: you have to buy their foods, etc. Not the thing I would choose for me normally.

However, I do want to support my daughter in law in her efforts. So last night I drove to the Centre to have that free consultation thing. I know I'm going to be a problem child for them... and I've been to their website and like this one soooo much better.

But I signed up. And immediately asked myself "what have I done?" Still, I'll give it my best shot, but don't count on me not to turn it into my own program, part theirs, part mine. Yeppers, the rebel. I just want to make sure the rebel rebels ONLY against certain parts of the program, not against the essential goals: to drop some pounds to once again what it shows in my profile photo... and feel good, both physically and emotionally.

  
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GABY1948 4/27/2014 8:02AM

    GREAT blog! This part is not me....I am not a rebel...I was eating because I am NOT a rebel....the rebel was never allowed to show her face in me...so maybe we are alike after all...either way at this point I know JC did not work for you. That was one I never tried...but glad now that I didn't.

Barb, SUCH and INSPIRATION and even more so after reading your old blogs!

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SARANAM1 5/31/2009 12:43AM

    Learn what you can from JC and add it to all your tools.

Have you seen "Cook Yourself Thin"--I think it's on Lifetime. Google it--it has a good website with really yummy recipes. I'm going to start doing it soon... just sorta whenever I can get myself organized to buy ingredients. :)

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FITKAT2010 5/30/2009 10:53AM

    Wish you the best on this new venture.

Karen

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I'm not good about keeping this updated

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Let's see, what can I say on Memorial day weekend?

That I didn't over-eat yesterday... one good day in the bank, and it was a vacation day to boot, extra points for that.

  


A time of hope...

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Isn't that a movie title, somewhere?

When I think back on all my fitness/health efforts that were successful, most of them began around the end of February. The sun is present for more hours of the day by this time, and one's disgust with the hibernation of Winter sets in. On this side of the globe, anyway.

Today the outdoors looks like winter. There is more snow still falling, and it is piling up, probably higher than it has all season. But it is difficult to take it too seriously today.

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GABY1948 4/27/2014 7:58AM

    That second paragraph could have been written by me! I still have a hard time believing you came from the same place as I because I have only known you as you ARE....SUCCESSFUL! emoticon

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Building the first good week... one day at a time.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I was mentioning to a co-worker today how much better I have felt this week, when I've taken the time and made the effort to eat properly. How is it that we forget this so easily: the body just plain functions better and feels healthier!

So, having got three days in a row of decent nutrition, here's a little trick I've been using: skim milk.

Remember when your mother used to tell you (well, my mother used to say this): "Drink your milk and fill up the cracks". This was usually intoned at the dinner table, when we were finished with what was on the plate and half a glass of milk remained.

What I have discovered, as an adult, is that drinking a glass of skim milk *does* fill up the cracks. I'm not hungry, so I stop eating. So my very loose plan is to drink 3 cups of skim milk a day, and modest portions of my other foods.

It's working... little by little. And I'm sleeping better. Amazing.

  


Mid-month update

Monday, January 19, 2009

It's been a little spotty, but the last two days have been good. Motivation is key. Deciding that it is worth the little bit of extra effort to give my body the care it needs and deserves. That doesn't mean deprivation... it means nutrition... it means healthy amounts of movement, gentle if the day calls for it.

Today it was a walk with my ol' dog. She turned 13 over the weekend, and the first half of the walk, she didn't seem to want to move her old bones. The second half, however, she was more frisky than I. But at least we got outside. She got some good sniffing in. And I came to terms with how fit I am not, and how fit I am. And hope lives.


By the way, the photo of the dog is an old one, when she was closer to her prime. It's got to be over five years ago, because it's in the old house.

  


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