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Monday, November 24, 2014

I'm struggling, but determined to use sparkpeople in spite of how slow our internet connection is. As I write this I'm typing about half a sentence before it suddenly shows up! We have the fastest internet available in the rural area we live, so it can't be helped. Although it is driving me crazy!

I'm managing to get my calories logged in the tracker, but I have to write it down on paper then check in on how the internet speed is to see if I can enter it. Using the food tracker is my priority when I manage to get it working. My connection varies and will suddenly be decent then bog way down again. All these auto-play ads make it way worse! The ad finally stopped working in the background and I can actually see what I type as I type it right now!

Well, that's my rant about the internet connection.

I'm looking forward to a fun Thanksgiving this Thursday! We have both my family and my husband's parents coming to our house, so I'm trying to plan things out and get ready. My son has discovered that he can dust the hard floor "just as well as the duster" by wearing a fuzzy sweatshirt and sliding himself all over! Who am I to complain - he's helping!

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon

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SHARSUE 12/2/2014 10:08AM

    I can sympathize with the turtle-paced internet connection.
But the important thing is that you are tracking! Tracking on paper counts, too, so if you don't get to track online, don't give up. Tracking is tracking, no matter how you do it!

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 11/24/2014 7:24PM

    I have been having lots of trouble lately too.
Have a great Thanksgiving emoticon

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Cold outside but nice and warm inside

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Can't believe how fast the cold weather set in this year! We've been loving our nice warm fireplace though. Always look forward to that in the winter time!

I've been slowly figuring out the food tracker on here and really like the grouping and favorites areas. Very helpful. Thanks Mom for telling me about those!

I haven't used it before because I "just didn't have time", however now that I am using it I'm actually very surprised at how easy it's getting. Once set up it goes pretty fast. I'm also surprised to see that in the past when I was trying to eat healthy I was restricting too much. Not starving or anything, but still below where I should be. Now that I'm keeping track I'm also including some treats in my day that I would have been scared of before. Hoping a more gentle approach makes all the difference in maintaining this lifestyle!

Also very excited to include pizza in my counts for today's family movie night! (Lego Movie!) Got the extra thin crust and can't wait to just enjoy our family night totally guilt free!!! emoticon Instead of pizza being the only food though, I'm going to steam some broccoli to go with it. With all the steamable in the bag veggies, I'm not sure why I wasn't doing that all along!

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RHOOK20047 11/21/2014 8:09AM

    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. I have found that changing things up is the way to start weight loss. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. You shouldn't deprive yourself of any food, as that will make you want it more. Everything in moderation. Just as you figured pizza out, you do the same with most foods, just change the preperation of it to make it healthy. Check out the 1000's of recipes here at sparkpeople. You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon

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GEMINICHIK 11/20/2014 6:29PM

    No foods are off limits as long as we are accountable &for me tracking is the best way to do this

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MARGOH12 11/20/2014 3:30PM

    Hope you have a great time watching the movie

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