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Not a good day

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Today I weighed and have have gained 14 pounds since November 2013. That is very depressing. I stopped tracking food, weight and did not do regular exercise during this time. I did walk a few times per week, but nothing on a regular basis. I know that I went out to eat more than I normally would. Anyway, I am really having a wake up call this morning. I decided to weigh and it was not what I expected. I knew my clothes were getting tight, but I was shocked by the gain.

I am realizing I am going to be one of those people that must track food and weigh in. I was in a dream world thinking I could coast. But no! That is not working for me.

Here is to basically starting over on my weight loss journey. I knew that I was not as energetic as I had been in the past. I was even getting winded when I walked. That has never happened to me. I know I am getting older, but really, I want to be fit.

Okay, I have to get busy. I must get busy. I have much work to do to get this load off yet again.

This is day one for me. I don't want to be a yo yo dieter. I need stability. For me, it looks like I must be accountable.

Ok, now the pity party is over. I know my mistakes and I must meet the challenge to become physically fit and weigh within a healthy weight for my height.

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FOUNDER3 4/7/2014 9:12PM

    I so know just how you feel.

That's ok. You can do anything when you only have to do it for one day. This journey is about doing your best, one day at a time.

You will have days when you follow the plan, and you will have days when you do the best you can. And, really, the best you can is, wait for it, the best you can! LOL

Enjoy today.

I just noticed that John said pretty much the same thing. That's ok, it bears repeating!

Bonnie

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PATRICIA441 4/7/2014 11:50AM

  Tracking our food is a hugh tool in losing weight. Getting some form of exercise is necessary also. It has to be fun so you will want to do it. You can do this when you realize how important it is to your health and well being. You have beautiful grandchildren that need you there for them. I am a click away if you need me! Hugs. Pat

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TRYNAGAIN194 4/6/2014 8:24PM

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LIVELYGIRL2 4/6/2014 5:04PM

  I hope you have come up with a plan and support! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THINFITKINDVGAN 4/6/2014 1:59PM

    I don't think today was a bad day for you. You woke up and saw the facts.

You can do this.

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DANCINCAJUN1 4/6/2014 12:04PM

    so glad to see you around my friend .... we will do this together .... all of us .... Roc
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GAILANN48 4/6/2014 11:49AM

    I was in exactly the same place twelve days ago, Cheryl, and know the mix of shock and dismay you feel...disappointment, too. I also understand the realization that we're likely better off logging than not. TODAY is the day that matters, each 24 hours a single retry. We can do this, Friend.

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IDLETYME 4/6/2014 10:46AM

    emoticon This time you will make a plan and stick to it. (Just don't make it so impossible to do).

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JOHNMARTINMILES 4/6/2014 10:38AM

    The past is just that, past. Live today as you know you should every day and success will follow you to the end of your days.

Make today a great day!

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Day Tripping!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Yesterday, my husband and I had a fantastic day trip and I know that I ate way off track. Everything started out pretty good, but as the day went on I just enjoyed the food along with all the beautiful sights on the country roads in west Texas. I got a salad with a cup of fruit at chick fil la. I love to eat fruit on the salad. Anyway, I put honey mustard on it, thinking that would be low in calories. Ugh! The honey mustard was 100 calories! Oh well, I will just count it. And be done with it.

Next I decided to eat a bite of my husband's order of waffle fries. Yikes! That triggered a eating spree of eating them until they were gone. emoticon Glad my husband was too busy getting out of Dodge and didn't notice.

On to the Billy the Kid museum in Hico, TX we go! We loved the little town and the great people. It is a small town and we recently saw it reviewed on Bob Phillips Country Reporter. We are getting ideas for our mini trips from him and also the Day Tripper show.

We decided to eat at the Mexican restaurant a couple of doors down from the museum. Oh my goodness, I enjoyed the veggie quesadillas, guacamole, salsa , and chips! The chips always get me started on a happy dance to eating.
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Anyway, turn out the lights. The party is over. It back to counting and tracking my food today.

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Well, Hico is not really west Texas but it is west of Fort Worth, so that seems west to me.

And oops, we went to a wonderful chocolate factory in Hico and I sampled the tasty chocolates.
Enjoy your day. I will too!

  
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FUTUREHOPE49 11/5/2013 3:11PM

    Chocolates- yummy, that would do it for me too. You have to have some fun sometimes

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HABITATVITALITY 10/22/2013 10:28PM

    LOL, sounds like you had an awesome time with all that food! Yes chips start me off also - can't go near them - if I do, it's all over red rover! haha
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IMAVISION 10/18/2013 5:53PM

    Thinking of west Texas to be over El Paso way, I sure was wondering what you found so beautiful to look at in that part of our country. emoticon Although your description of Hico reminded me of some of the lovely little towns in New Mexico - not all that far from El Paso.

My beloved MrV & I so enjoy day trips - at times with just the two of us & at other times with friends who enjoy such outings. We also enjoy over night trips & we have a nice list of trusted B&Bs to stay in on such trips. What I do is pack a picnic lunch & snacks to be assured that we have wholesome food to partake of & then we have our tried & true restaurants where we are assured that we can enjoy our evening meal without concern of getting off course program-wise. When we head to "new to us" territory, we do as much "homework" as possible, so that we have a good idea as to what is on offer that will fit our needs.

"Keep Tripping!" & God bless you with safe travel!

Ima

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/18/2013 2:46PM

    but I bet before you would have had twice as much and never gave it much thought ... we all get our fun days every once in a while .... so happy you two got out and about to enjoy your time together. Roc
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MATTEROFHEART 10/18/2013 12:47PM

    Glad you had a great trip!

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Sledge hammer

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Ok for me to lose a half pound or even a whole pound it seems that it takes forever to show on the scale. Forever meaning at least a week before the scale goes down. It is like a sledge hammer working diligently hammering away and then finally, bingo! It is gone. I am thrilled for the loss. But then my dear husband decides he needs to lose some weight and in 3 days, he loses 11 pounds. I am so happy for him and I tell him that is wonderful. Keep up the good work! But deep inside me, I feel a little frustration and maybe I am envious of his achievement. Then I feel guilty of not being able to do as well as he does.

It is what it is, but still I would like to some day magically look on the scale and say, I lost ten pounds! Yes, I know there is no magic in losing weight and that his loss is probably a lot of water loss and may not stay gone for very long. Still I am a little jealous of not being able to say, I just lost ten pounds this week. emoticon

Now that I vented, I feel somewhat better. Off to the toolbox to get the sledge hammer.

  
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BRADMILL2922 10/16/2013 4:51AM

    The scale isn't the end all be all so don't put all your stock in it!

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HDHAWK 10/5/2013 8:50PM

    Men always lose faster than women. They have more muscle and burn more calories in general. It will come off when it comes off! Unfortunately for us it takes more work to lose.

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TERRY0217 10/5/2013 8:07PM

    Don't worry about that darn scale...I once threw mine out the door! as long as you're eating right and working out...you';ll be fine!

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LIVENOW2012B 10/5/2013 10:41AM

    Don't worry about what the scale says. How do your clothes fit? How do you feel? Those are more important ways to measure your progress. Remember, if you are building muscle, your weight loss may not show up on the scale as fast, since muscle weighs more than fat, but the payoff is that more muscle makes it easier in the long run to lose weight.

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TXGRANDMA 10/5/2013 10:08AM

    I agree on weighing yourself only occasionally and not obsessing about the scales! They are the worst way to measure your progress. You know, of course, since men's metabolism is higher than ours due to their muscle-to-fat composition (they have more muscle, and that in itself burns calories) they lose weight MUCH faster than women do. No doubt though that some of his loss is also water. They don't tend to drink enough water.

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WRITINGRUNNER 10/5/2013 9:24AM

    I have got rid of the scales, and it's a million times better. That way I can only check occasionally and have been noticing the trend, rather that hourly fluctuations! Definitely agree with the man thing. They have no idea how hard it can be!

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Toot, toot!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Well, I am not one to say much about myself, but I am very excited to see the scale move down. Since I have been tracking the past ten days or so, I have lost 3.6 pounds. I know that I have to track every bite of food and stay within my healthy eating range. Doing that every day will help me make my healthy weight goal.

I really am beside myself in happiness this morning. I am sipping my coffee and letting the gladness sink in. Guess I can go to the grocery store and pick up a bag of flour and say to myself, that is the amount of weight that went good bye. Way to go and here I go to lose more weight until I meet my goal. Then I am going to get me a pretty little black dress and keep on smiling. emoticon Cheryl

  
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INFLATED 10/1/2013 12:03AM

    Way to go on the weight loss!! Thank you for your prayers for me and for the goodie.



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SENTERSTOCK 9/24/2013 9:49AM

    Keep sipping and bringing in the gladness!! emoticon

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Doing GREAT there girlfriend!!!

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DANCINCAJUN1 9/22/2013 9:29AM

    so glad for you ..... keep up the good work ! Roc
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SUGARSMOM2 9/20/2013 10:46AM

  good job . how happy I am for you . emoticon

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PINKEUROGIRL 9/20/2013 9:40AM

    woo hoo! well done!

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Less of me

Monday, September 16, 2013

Long time not checking into Spark People. It is good to be back and stop in to say hello to you.

I worked out about 6 months doing zumba classes and they are super fun. They remind me a lot of Jazzercise. I stopped the classes in August, but hope to rejoin soon. I do miss all the sweat and great endorphins that come with a great work out.

I am back to measuring and tracking all my food. For me, I know that is what works. Somehow, all those invisible enemies (untracked bites of food) stay on me and it takes an enormous amount of work to get the pounds off.

I have at least 20 pounds that I want to send into outer space and the sooner the better. I know I need to be patient, but I am not.

Anyway, glad to be back and it is always good to hear from you.

Hope you are doing well on your weight loss journey.

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GRANDMABABA 9/16/2013 5:42PM

    I would love to lose another 10, but not stressing over it. Enjoying being more active and making mostly good food choices. Today was a lousy choice day for some reason. Tomorrow will be better. In fact, the rest of today will be better. Great success to you!

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/16/2013 4:57PM

  Good to have you here. You can do this. Yes, you will. We will cheer when you let us know emoticon

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