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plate method

Saturday, January 11, 2014

so simple to follow....but a hard head like me will go for the carbs and forget about balance! for me, I better put the veggies/fruits on the plate first, then the protein with carbs being last! and I should start adding that glass of soy milk, since I've been complaining about still being hungry after a meal.

  
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PLIDC1 1/11/2014 1:16PM

    I am trying to limit my starchy carbs to one day. I love potatoes and pasta and bread (you know that edible vehicle for butter?). I want to eat them, but I want to limit them, too.
I like your idea to put the protein and veggies and fruit on first.

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eliminate, categorize, organize!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

OK people, what better month than January to clear out the clutter and make room for new things, new experiences? So eliminate what you don't need/want, categorize what you're keeping, then organize it so it will be easy to use/find. Let go of ideas/plans that didn't work. Let go of emotions that are dragging you down. Let go of relationships that are draining ,or worse, toxic. Think about the things that worked, the times that went well, the good yet unexpected results that came from your efforts. Cherish the people who support you, who enjoy being with you, who inspire you and use these experiences and relationships as your 2014 motivation! Spreading the Spark!

  
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PLIDC1 1/2/2014 4:18PM

    Sounds like weight loss to me!

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GOLFGMA 1/2/2014 8:00AM

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SEAWAVE 1/2/2014 7:48AM

    I've been taking advantage of my DH being off between Xmas and New Year's, and doing exactly that. Feeling lighter already!

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motivational techniques

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I'm still struggling to stay motivated...I guess it's because I'm not sure how to consistently motivate myself. I think I've had success with goals tied to an event like training to run in a 5K. So I'll ponder that and try to use it in other areas. Any suggestions regarding eating healthy?...Maybe make my own cookbook...

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 12/28/2013 8:00PM

    Write down why you want to lose weight. List all the reasons why those extra pounds are burdensome. That is your motivation. Post them by your phone, in your car, on the bathroom mirror, next to the kitchen sink....

Part 2 is determining whether wanting to reach that goal is worth the effort needed to do so. If you do not think it is worth it, nobody else can help you to get there. If you DO think it is worth the trouble and hard work, nothing can stop you! We can encourage you, we can help you through the temptations and hard spots, but we cannot give you the motivation to do something that you do not want to do.

Part 3 is your plan. How do you plan to lose the weight that you have decided is worth the effort to lose? Will it be dieting? How? Calories? How many? Atkins? Weight Watchers? What kind of exercise and how much are you prepared to do at this point? If you don't have a plan, you will continue doing the same thing you are doing now and that isn't helping you to get to where you want to be..... which brings us to step 4...

Part 4- What is your goal? You can set an ultimate goal, but 50# is a lot to look at. You need to set smaller measurable goals. Not all of them should or have to do with weight. Perhaps it is to move for 10 minutes straight. That movement might be walking, dancing, jogging or marching in place. You might want to get below a certain milestone number (those over 200# tend to strive for ONE-derland). Or look at a 5% weightloss. YOU decide the goals.

Now put these all together and get this plan in motion.

MEASURE YOUR SERVINGS! Our minds are sneaky and we vastly underestimate what we are eating.
TRACK EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN YOUR MOUTH! If you write it down, it is real. Don't try to remember at the end of the day. Do it immediately after you eat if not before.
MOVE! It probably won't be much at first. 15 minutes on the bike was hard for me at first and I had to ice my knee afterward. After several weeks I tried the elliptical trainer. I couldn't do a minute. Now I can do an hour without any problem.

The fact is, you CAN do this! I am proof of it.


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IDICEM 12/28/2013 5:30PM

  Look for healthy versions of favorite recipes. That could be a good place to start.

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enlisted help

Sunday, December 01, 2013

I've seen my motivation disappear and my weight creep upwards so I've enlisted help. I print out the fitfood menu plans and go over choices with my husband to find meals we will both eat. I joined a weightloss challenge so there will be people who will be looking for me to post my progress/encourage me to hit those lower numbers. My husband is also going to weigh-in with me on Sundays as he has about 15 lbs to lose. It's December 1st, so its the perfect time to start weighing in and taking monthly measurements. I feel my ego kicking in! Don't want to be left behind on this journey!!

  
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PLIDC1 12/19/2013 11:20AM

    go over choices with my husband to find meals we will both eat
great idea!

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no happiness in the journey?

Friday, October 04, 2013

so the question was posed: How will I know that I am getting healthier if I have no weigh-ins on a scale, no size labels in my clothing, no charts to monitor my BMI? How will I feel happiness if I can't boast of reaching that # on the scale-chart-size? Some signs are tangible: my clothes will feel loose, my muscles will start to show, my face will have a healthy glow, I will be more flexible. I will have more energy. Things that were physically hard-like taking the stairs-will become easier. But it's the intangible changes that will mean the most to me. I will have less anxiety or tension. I will feel mentally sharper. I will hold onto positive thinking. I will have confidence and uplifted self-esteem. I will look forward to my day with a sense of anticipation and determination. I already have experienced these things from the small progress I have made. Instead of obsessing over charts and scales and jean size, I am ready to make these often ignored signs of progress my new markers of happiness. Not needing a # to validate my journey, now that's something to be happy about!

  
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