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Don't take the bait.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

If I lived alone, there would not be cupcakes and ice cream in my house. But I don't live alone; I live with a skinny man.
I realize that it is my responsibility to ignore the cupcakes and ice cream. I'm an adult, and I make decisions for myself, right? And my decision is that he's welcome to his snack treats, and I don't have to eat them just because they are here.
It's hard, though. I like cupcakes. I like ice cream. But I also like fitting into the closet full of clothes that I outgrew over the past year.
Two pounds down. Hooray!

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ROBBIEY 8/27/2014 8:58AM

  Just have your husband keep them out of sight and don't tell you when he purchases them. If I don't know you have it, you will not want them.

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TRESSWANN 8/27/2014 8:37AM

    So glad to see you back. My DH's latest - caramel filled chocs- my Achilles heel

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EVIE4NOW 8/27/2014 8:29AM

  It is good that you are taking responsibility for what you are putting in your mouth. My DH went to the store last night and got donuts and rolls for breakfast. Will I have one? NOPE. It's been a very long time since I indulged, but even then I didn't much care for it. The grease and fat after the first bite just kinda stayed in my mouth which was unpleasant.

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Short-term S.M.A.R.T. goal

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I committed to teaching a yoga mini-workshop five weeks from today. Can I lose ten pounds in time for the workshop?
Here is my SMART goal analysis:
S=specific (ten pounds)
M=measurable (I have a scale)
A=attainable (2 pounds a week is feasible)
R=relevant (yoga practice is easier when I am slimmer)
T=timed (five weeks, baby!)
Here is my plan of attack:
Daily walk, 30 minutes; daily yoga, 30 minutes. More of each will be a bonus, but 30/30 is the commitment.
Record my food. Stick to my protocol, which means eating the same things all the time, but that doesn't bother me. We Virgos thrive on routine!
Get enough water and sleep, both of which have been skimpy this summer.
And, of course, use Sparkpeople daily. This has been the most effective way to keep on track.

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CAROL494 8/21/2014 11:21AM

  Sounds like a great plan! emoticon

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144AUTUMN 8/21/2014 10:56AM

  Keep up the good work!!

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CHARITYAK 8/21/2014 10:47AM

    Love the concise analysis. Helpful to have an example of how the SMART goal thing works out in practice

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"The year that we were in shape"

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A few years back, when my youngest daughter lived at home, we committed to our fitness. We started with walking, the same 2-mile route that I walk now, before work every morning and after work every evening, Monday thru Friday. We still call that "the year that we were in shape."
We also started taking yoga classes and joined a gym that summer (which becomes a whole 'nother story), but the walking habit is what got us in shape. We were darn near 100% consistent. My daughter wasn't much of a morning person, and sometimes she would say, "Can't we walk after work?" to which the answer was, yes, we're going to walk after work; and sometimes after work, I would say, "I'm too tired" and she would say, "Shut up and walk, old woman!" ( just kidding) But she made sure we kept to our commitment.
I need to get back to consistent. Even if I only walk once a day, it is still better than being sporadic. I've been probably 80% consistent, but 100% is better. And I have access to a stationary bike at home and multiple gyms for those bad-weather days.

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The last straw!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

I had to buy larger pants last weekend. Two sizes larger!
Was it fun? Why, no…no it wasn't.
Oh well, at least it galvanized me into performing better habits this week.

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TRESSWANN 5/31/2014 5:08PM

    I am rooting for you. I know what you are capable of.

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Prioritize--then get it done.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I have a number of tasks that I do not want to do. They are never as bad as they seem, once I get started. It's just awfully hard to get started.
But this is just like my Elliptical Experiment from a few weeks ago. Getting to the elliptical was hard; staying on the elliptical was easy.
I am applying this to the tasks that are on my list, making me uneasy every time I see them.

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SHERYLP461 4/23/2014 10:26AM

    A list, that is what I need, the joy of crossing things off. I too have a hard time getting started...I am a procrastinator with a capitol P. Getting started is hard, but when I do I wonder why I waited so long, lol

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HAWKTHREE 4/23/2014 9:28AM

    I'm with you. Making the list and then checking off the first item is nearly 90% done.


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SIOL55 4/23/2014 9:26AM

  Keep up that posititive attitude!

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