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Day 48

Of course I want to declutter my house.
Of course I want to lose weight.
Of course I want to exercise.
Of course I want to eat only 15g of sugar a day.
Of course I want to get health.
Of course I want to walk a mile again.
Of course I want to go out to lunch with friends.
Of course I want to work in my garden again.

Day 49

Fri. I will walk 5 minutes.
Sat. I will clean 1/4 of the guest bed of clutter.
Sunday I will do arm exercises for 5 minutes.
Mon. I will clean another 1/4 of the guest bed.
Tues. I will walk 5 minutes.
Wed. I will do back exercises.
Thurs. I will do back exercises.

Day 50

So when I say I will do 5 minutes of exercise, I really mean I will do the "10 Minute solution.

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DAY 45

FOOD IS IMPORTANT

Times that food is important include Christmas, Thanksgiving, wedding anniversary, and both DH and my birthdays. Others are eating at my son's, the gourmet cook and when eating out in Ventura.


Day 46

Other than food

Husband
Health
DD
DS
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Grandchildren
Reading
Turquoise Titans
SparkPeople
Cindy
Food

I will spend tonight and tomorrow finding ways to show DH my passion for and commitment to him.

Day 47

I have switched to writing in my journal until we know if we will have a leader to continue the team. And I am now ready to do Day 51.

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Day 42

MAKE IT MATTER

1. Poor health--7 10
2. Bad back--7 10
3. How my clothes fit--6 10
4. Low energy--7 10
5. Jeans waiting in closet--6 10

I moved them all up to 10 since they are all important and I need to keep my nutrition motivation and find it for exercise. I need to stop making excuses.


Day 43

I realize I do have a habit of saying I have to. But I did not catch myself at it all day today. I will have to work on breaking th. See here I go. I choose to work at breaking this habit.


Day 44

Yes. Now is the right time for me to work on losing weight. I am motivated and determined. I choose to be lighter and have less poundage to carry around. Yesterday I decided was the right time for me to start easing into a full exercise routine. Today I added one additional exercise.

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Day 41

Motivation Is a Choice

I have learned two motivation tools while reading this book. One is the Half-Off Special and the second is The Pause. They helped me through Christmas and I have truly become motivated to lose excess weight. Since the Friday before Christmas I have release 8 lbs. Before then I kept making excuses and eating whatever my husband cooked as I do not love cooking. But now I am motivated to cook to keep to a healthy diet.

I will continue doing the Pause and also following the menus in the book I bought.

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Day 36

I already work at slowing my eating. Sometimes I still eat too fast and finish in 15 min. instead of 20. Tonight I had dinner with my DGD and we were talking throughout the meal. That slowed me down. I did not have a pause but feel satisfied and comfortable. If I had eaten any more I am sure I would have become over full. Most dinners I time myself with the clock in the family/dinning room.

Lunch is the meal I need to practice slowing down on. Started today.

Day 37 and 38 I Love to Eat and Food as Power

Going back to a previous lesson, I did the pause at dinner tonight. I was able to stop eating at that point and not get over full. I really like this this tool.

I do like to eat and I have used food during times of stress and grief to fill the hole they leave. I have never thought of that giving me a sense of power, but I guess it does in a way. The eating helps me overcome the emotional feelings.

I love cheese. I love the flavor and color which are different for each variety. The other things I like about cheese are its melting qualities and way it blends tastefully with many other foods.

I like eggplant parmesan. That is a food which would be easy for me to just continue eating until I was stuffed. With the pause I won't be doing that anymore. What is so good about the taste is the combination of flavors.

Sweets have been a downfall for me, and I am working to get that under control with the 15/6 diet by Jorge Cruise. Sweet is a comfort taste for me. Hope to put that behind me.

I feel powerful in most areas of my life. This has developed over time. An area where this does not extend is to large parties where small talk is required. One thing I can do is read the paper, watch the news and check out Yahoo.com in preparation for the interaction. I can also start asking my family members and friends who are good at starting conversations to give me some suggestions.

Day39 Texture

I am not really hung up on a specific texture. It is the flavor I go for.

Day 40

I had an eating experience last night with my DGD. I put a cloth on the table. We had glasses of red wine to go with our steak and veggies. This was rather a special occasion since she was leaving this morning to go back to college. We talked and laughed and had a most enjoyable time. She is an extrovert and able to start conversations at will, so she is fun to be with.

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ay 33

I have been working on monitoring how my stomach feels after I eat. I have become serious about losing weight and eating healthy foods. This includes keeping sugar to max of 15g per day.

At lunch today I went slightly over plus 1 and am feeling puffy. Feels as if my stomach muscles area pushing out. This helps me know how much salad I can handle at one meal. Mostly lately I have been feeling satisfied and I enjoy that. I will be more vigilant at dinner to make sure I stop eating at the plus 1 point on the scale.

Day. 34

Feeling stuffed is not comfortable. My stomach feels as if it is pushed to the ultimate. Sometimes I even feel sickish and tired. The food tasted good but the consequences were miserable not comforting. I overeat because I like the taste of the food or sometimes because I am uncomfortable at a large party.

Breakfast and snack today went well with my stopping at plus 1 on the scale. As a result I was not tired and had more energy.

Day 35
The Pause

Working on that now. At dinner last night I was able to recognize a pause while eating T-Bone steak. I stopped eating and felt comfortable. Today I was following my diet and never did reach the pause point. I did get hungry once, but it was time for my snack so all worked out well.

I really like the pause and the Half Off Special as they are helpful for me in controlling my cut off button.

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Day 32

The Five Hour Rule

Bkft. at 8:30
Lunch 12:30
Snack 3
Dinner 5:30
Snack 9

Back to finish report when I have finished todays project.

I have good about eating every three to four hours. With the cold I have right now, I have not been hungry, but I eat as it is necessary. Food still tastes good. Have 3 days with less than 15g of sugar.

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I like your attitude! Hope it gets better soon.

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I HAD TO TAKE A BREAK BECAUSE OF A FAMILY CRISES. DURING THIS TIME I FOUND THAT I STILL DO NOT RESPOND WELL TO STRESS. I THINK IT MUST LOWER MY IMMUNE RESISTANCE AS I HAVE BEEN HAVING MENIER'S SYMPTOMS AND HAVE DEVELPED ANOTHER SALIVARY GLAND INFECTION WHICH IS EXTREMELY PAINFUL. BAD ENOUGH THAT I RELENTED AND DUG OUT SOME PAST THEIR USE DATE VICODIN PILLS. THEY HAVE HELPED SOMEWHAT. I CAN ONLY EAT LIQUIDS OR SOFT FOOD THAT SLIDES DOWN WITHOUT CHEWING. AFTER I START TAKING AN ANTIBIOTIC, I WILL BE ABLE TO GET BACK ON MY MINDFUL EATING PLAN AND START DOING THE EXERCISES. I WILL CALL MY DOCTOR IN THE MORNING.

JUST WANTED YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT I HAVE NOT GIVEN UP ON THE 100 DAYS.

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Day 31

Huger scale

I have in the last year allowed myself to feel hunger. I make an effort to eat at the first signs of hunger rather than let it get to the starving point. I get a feeling in my stomach that I came to recognize as hunger early in my life. I seldom reach -3 on the hunger scale.

Day32

I actually did the 3 Hour Diet on line. It wasn't free and while I was following the program, I lost 50 pounds. Then I went off being on the schedule and eating some less than healthy food and larger portions and gained back 40 of those pounds. I have now lost 15 and am working to get myself back on the 3 hour schedule. I simply forget to eat in the afternoons.

The idea of the plan was 400 calorie breakfasts, lunches and dinners and two 200 calorie snacks with a 50 calorie treat after dinner. What messes me up is being a night owl and sleeping late. Then DH fixes dinner at 5 pm and so my times get mixed up. Some how I am going to get these meals organized.

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I am grinning about 'DH's enchiladas'. I assume you mean you love the enchilada's he makes (wow, isn't it great when our spouse does the cooking!). But I first read it as if you enjoy eating HIS enchiladas (his portion)! LOL

Hope you are getting nicely back on track today. I enjoyed reading your report! I too seem to be born without that 'cut off button'! ;)

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Day 25

Favorite Foods

DH's enchiladas
cheese(all kinds)
pancakes
eggplant parmesan
Maple Nut Goodies
Good and Plenty's
pizza
soft serve frozen yogurt
potato salad
cold slaw
pumpkin pie

Pancakes--I will eat them only on Sunday morning limiting to three with 3" diameter. Syrup only on two and just a small amount for flavor.

Pumpkin pie we have mainly at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Limiting the amount will be a real challenge.

Pizza--Will have as a special treat when we go to Ventura where three places have gluten free crusts. I will eat two slices and take the rest home to have for breakfast and lunch. You can only get them in a small size.

DAY 26

I will respond to this exercise when I have a food with which to do it.

DAY 27

Desserts

Pumpkin pie, crème brulee and cheese cake.

Pumpkin pie is the only one we make at home for the holidays. The other two I eat on special occasions when we eat out. This will be a time when I can do Day 25. We eat out for our anniversary and birthdays and when we are in Ventura.

Day 28

"I don't eat food just because it's there."

I will work on this daily.

DAY 29

I do okay with hand held food except for candy which I do not bring into the house because I do not have a cut off button with it. I tried the two bite exercise with Maple Nut Goodies and kept on eating into the emotional stage. I was in a funk and it did help except for the fact I broke a crown which is going to be expensive.

DAY 30

I do quite well with postponing foods until I get into binge mood. If the food is not in the house, I continue to postpone. I just can't bring desserts into the house. I have been postponing drinking Bailey's Irish Crème for three weeks even thou we have a bottle here. I think tonight is my time to have some though. I will limit to one glass.

I postponed eating Maple Nut Goodies for 6 weeks and then binged yesterday. Ate the entire bag.

This is harder in Ventura since our house is across the street from a Circle K. So tempting as they carry white chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Won't be there until Thanksgiving.


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DAY 21

I did not do this exercise today. I did not read the chapter until afternoon and we always watch the news during dinner. My DH really enjoys doing this and it is the only time I watch TV usually. Will do the exercise sometime in the future.

DAY 22

I did watch TV while eating dinner and worked on savoring each bite and eating mindfully. I did not really like what DH fixed for dinner so the experience was not fulfilling. I had some toast later in the evening which I did savor and enjoyed every bite. Did not go back for seconds on the toast.

DAY 23

I did this exercise with unsalted almonds which I love. I can not eat chocolate, so Anders mint was not a possibility. Then I did not want to go out to buy a white chocolate Reese's Peanut utter Cup. I don't think I could have eaten just one of the two in a package. My cut off button is not fine tuned enough. It worked well with the almonds. I savored each one of the loose handful I had and was quite satisfied. I enjoy the chewing and the crunchy sound that makes. I also like the rough feel of the chewed almond before I swallow. If I truly focus, I can taste the sweetness of the almonds. Until recently that is something I had not tasted.

During these last few exercises I have become aware that even when I am not multitasking when I eat, I often let my thoughts take over my focus as I eat causing the need to refocus often as I eat. I really have to concentrate on my food in order to stay focused. Closing my eyes helps with this.

DAY 24

Today I had French toast for breakfast. It is a favorite food of mine. I focused on the smell, taste and texture as I ate. When I finished, I felt satisfied and have not thought of food until I started doing these exercises. But I am still not hungry so will wait another hour for dinner before eating.

Edited by: LOSINGLINNDY at: 11/2/2013 (19:10)
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DAY 19

Today I have been doing the estimating and weighing of my food. I find that I am really pretty good at this. I estimated 1/2 cup of pastas and was right on. I was 1/2 oz. over on 1 oz. of tuna so I took that 1/2 off for my half sandwich. Then I was right on in estimating 2 oz. of tuna. I wanted 3 oz. of protein for lunch but only one slice of brown rice bread.

I work toward 3 or 4 oz. protein and 1/2 cup carbs such a potato, rice or pasta.

I count a serving of cooked veggie as 1/2 cup and raw as I cup.

I have already stared practicing day 20 half sizes with my half sandwiches. Will write more on that tomorrow. Can't cut my calories much more or I will not eat enough. I can do that with my pancakes tomorrow. Sunday is my only pancake day each week.

DAY 20

Half sizes

I started today with smaller pancakes and half the amount of syrup I would ordinarily use. My idea was that it was better to make half as much as to waste half in me or the garbage disposal. I was fine with the amount of food , not too full or hungry after eating. More practice is going to be needed when I deal with sweets such as Maple Nut
Goodies and white chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. I think eating 1/2 piece cheese cake is doable, but I don't know about pumpkin pie coming up during the holidays.

I ate half my baked potato which was already half. So actually I ate 1/4 of a baked potato. Put the rest in the compost pile. It was not wasted that way.

Today I will start the next 10 days. emoticon


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DAY 16

I will come back to this exercise. I have no comfort foods in my house at this time. Finding my cut off button and stopping with two bits will be a process for me that requires more than one day of practice. I think it will be a life time problem that I will keep working on. I will be ever conscious of this.

Day 17

Today at breakfast I let go of one bite of egg and one bite of toast. This chapter is intermingled with portion control which I already work on most of the time. There are a few dishes that I find harder to keep small. These include but are not limited to DH's enchiladas and tamales, gluten free pizza the few times a year we buy it and mac and cheese. They taste good and I want more. The days we have those dishes, I will definitely be able to practice.

I also gave up one half of a cheese sandwich today and was fine with that. I enjoyed every bite of the half I ate. I even weighed the cheese so I got exactly 1 oz.

I can freeze extras for eating later.
Throw out small portions that are left over.
Same leftovers for dinner the next night.
Not buy more than I will need for the meal I have planned.
Not bring target foods into the house.

DAY 18

I don't remember anyone having to tell me to eat everything on my plate. As a child I played hard all day and was hungry at meal times. So I ate what I was served. Also I was never forced to eat something that I did not want to eat.

1. Never clean your plate.
2. Taker care of your body and your health.
3. Serve yourself appropriate portion sizes for your allowed calorie intake.
4. Weigh your food.

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Looks like a nice schedule!
I hope the glands will soon work properly again. I had an issue like that years ago and it was very uncomfortable... but it passed relatively soon.

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DAY 13

Ate breakfast at 11:30 am as I am a night owl and sleep later in the mornings.
Lunch will be at 2:30.
Dinner at 5:30.
Snack at 8:30 p.m.

Lemon drops as needed per Dr.'s orders to stimulate salivary glands. Hopefully can drop the Demon Drops soon. Glands are slowly becoming unclogged.

So far have eaten on schedule. Snack between 8:30 and 9 coming up soon. Not really hungry yet. Finished my meals and snack on schedule.

DAY 14

Breakfast Menus

Wed.--2 French toast without butter or syrup. Rest of egg as scrambled egg. 1/2 banana and 2 slices cantaloupe.

Thurs.--scrambled eggs with fresh tomatoes and mushrooms, 1 slice cantaloupe and 2 slices brown rice bread toast with butter.

Fri.--1 egg over easy on brown rice toast, 1 slice cantaloupe and 1 slice toast with butter. Let two bites of food on my plate. (later lesson.)


DAY 15

My DGD who is visiting went out for ice cream at Rite Aid. I asked for two bites to do my exercise for day 15. She would have given me the scoop I tasted, if I had asked. I was able to enjoy the two bites and then hand the ice cream back to her and forget it. If the ice cream had been a 1/2 gallon carton in the fridge, I don't know how I would have done. But I am not willing to chance it. Especially since I think dairy products make my Meniere's symptoms worse. The real challenge will be with Maple Nut Goodies sometime in the future and with pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. We only do pumpkin pie twice a year with Christmas being the other. Today I am working on eating only two lemon drops at a time and waiting several hours before taking another. So far I have had only 1.

Edited by: LOSINGLINNDY at: 10/25/2013 (14:17)
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Fiinished Day 10 and finally got it into my Record. emoticon Now on to the second 10 days.

DAY 11

Tracking Fuel Stops

10:45 a.m.--Breakfast
Noon--lemon drops for salivary glands per doctor's orders.
3 p.m.--Lunch
5 p.m.--dinner
8:30 p.m.--snack

I DID NOT NOTICE ANY DIFFERENCE TODAY.


DAY 12

WATCH FOR FUEL OR FILLER

What I Ate Today

Breakfast--2 trail mix bars and 1 fresh banana Probably some filler in the bars.

Lunch--roast turkey sandwich with 2 slices of gluten free bread, turkey, tomato, lettuce, mayo and mustard. 1/2 golden delicious apple.

Snack--1/3 cup raw almonds and cashews

Dinner--2 homemade beef tamales sans salt, canned refried beans(vegetarian) and cantaloupe. Could have eaten one tamale and been satisfied.

Lemon drops as needed to stimulate salivary glands.

I need more veggies and less carbs. Usually have protein for breakfast, but DH who usually fixes my breakfast had a doctor's appointment. Back on track with BKFT tomorrow.


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Day 9

QUIZ

1. You may ask if I should be eating that and give me a hug.

1. If I am making progress you may compliment me on how I look.

3. When I am struggling you may encourage me, hug me or ignore the problem.

4. If you see progressing I am making ignore the situation.

5. Ignore the subject entirely and encourage me if I baring up the subject. Don't try to fix me.

Day 10

The exercise for Day 10 is one that I am not doing. These are things I have learned in the past and do not need to practice. I have learned not to ask for compliments and how to accept them when they are given unsolicited. It was a learning process that I learned over time, especially how to accept compliments. But now I feel comfortable with this whole process.



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Day 8

My family and close friends are no problem with giving me the support I need with my lifestyle changing journey. My DH asks me what he can do to help and we talk about that. I have asked him to not bring ice cream or candy that does not have chocolate or wheat in it into the house, and he is very good about that. For one thing he has learned that it does not save money to buy the less expensive candy corn because I eat it way to fast for him to get any. So he has gone back to his more expensive favorites. I am allergic to caffeine and wheat, so that helps him be able to have sweets that I can't eat. He has a cut off button while I am still working to find mine. For my health I have given up dairy products and DH is very careful to avoid using cheese in what he fixes for dinner. He still uses it for himself. He is using Almond Milk when cooking for the two of us or just for me and that is working well.

I have learned in the past to let people know what I need and ways I will not accept them to speak to me. That was a learning process over many years. I did have to cut one toxic person from my life as she would not listen to my needs.

I will make the lists, but my friends and family are already aware of the items on both lists.

What You May Say To or Do for Me

*Compliments
*Clean table
*Encourage me to exercise
*Except my limitations when I do not use them as excuses
*Remind me that I can do this
*Point out that there is something I can not eat in a dish if I have overlooked it
*Encourage me if I get discouraged.

Don'ts
*Order me around about food
*Give me lectures
*Condescend
*Bring my comfort foods into the house
*Tell me one little bite won't hurt.
*Get angry at me if I slip up







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10/8/13 3:10 A

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I like the clarity in your examples. Can relate, too! :)

Hope you will enjoy your time away, looking forward to reading your posts when you get back.

Christina



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10/8/13 12:50 A

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Day 6

This is a hard one for me. I have even put off writing about it today. When I start wanting to eat something, I get a one track mind going. I forget everything I have learned about stopping emotional eating. My worst times for doing this are when I am bored and when I am stressed. I also want to binge when I am feeling fatigued, blah like when recovering from a Meniere's episode but not really over it yet. I am going to have to write "Not just yet," in big letters on the fridge and my cabinet. Otherwise I will totally space them and plunge ahead with eating.

A high risk social time for me is large parties where I do not know many people and none too well. I don't like small talking with strangers in large crowds. I get stressed and head for the food table. In fact I have one of these this week, my DH's high school class reunion. Fortunately two of my college friends went to H.S. with DH. I am going to write the phrase in my small Journal and take it with me. I will also remember that I have to have 8 glasses of water and won't get them all in if I use wine to cover my emotions. This worked for me at a baby shower a week ago. But my sister was also there to talk to and my son and DIL were waiting on me, so I didn't overeat. I didn't even get to the food table.

Right now I want to eat some toast even though I am not hungry. Well, "Not just yet."


DAY 7

I can do it because:

I am invincible.
I am successful.
I am focused.
I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.
I am DETERMINED.

I will not be journaling here for the next few days while I am out of town. I am taking my kindle with my book in it and my Magic Journal so I will not get behind. I want to transfer my journal entries to my record next week. I can even take notes on my I-Pad tablet. I just haven't really gotten it's computer thing down yet plus we don't have WIFI at our beach house.


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Great goals. You've really thought about this.

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Day 4

NARROW ROAD

* Exercise--10 reps of 10 exercise 6 days out of 7. Make sure to include each body section.
Start getting 10 to 15 min. of cardio 5 days out of 7.
* Eat 5 to 7 freggies each day. Try for a variety of colors. Lots of green leafy veggies and bananas.
* Drink at least 64 Oz. of water per day.
* Watch portion sizes.
* Stop night time snacking except for one healthy food.
* Limit sugar.
* Give up candy for 12 weeks and then repeat if necessary for breaking the habit of eating that emotional target food.

WIDER ROAD

* Do the exercises 3 days a week with more reps.
* Do cardio alternate days.
* Have 4 freggies a day if I am traveling.
* Lemon Drops allowed for stimulating salivary glands per doctor's orders.
* Toast peanut butter as night time snack 2 days a week.
* Have three bites of pudding if DH makes it for dessert. This will help me work on my food cut off button.
* Pick 3 occasions each year where I can splurge. For instance, my son and DIL's Christmas Brunch. DH's pumpkin pie and sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving.

Flexibility

If I step off the road, get right back on. Do not tell myself that I may as well give up or feel guilty.

Use my mantra if I do not want to exercise.

I actually thought my wider road was my way to be more flexible, so it has some flexibility built into it also.


DAY 5

I have a small purse size notebook to use as my Magic Journal. So far today I have had no need to use it. But it is easily available when I need it.

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Thank you for your positive replies to my reports. I really like the mantra and I liked the way she presented the concepts.

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Great ideas and great actions!
I like the idea of spreading out the reps. I've been thinking about doing just five minutes of strength training per day. Your idea may work well, too, I'll remember this.

Edited by: CHRISTASP at: 10/5/2013 (04:22)
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DAY 2

Okay, I have decided that I will always be committed to my weight-loss plan, not just interested. I will stick with my program "no matter what!" Part of my mantra will be "no matter what." I will repeat this regularly throughout the day in order that I will not forget when I really need it. I have decided that I will begin my ST exercise by doing 10 reps of 10 exercises spread out during each day. I will continue this until I get stronger and have more energy. Not doing them all at once is less daunting than a routine I would do all at once. I will write out my reasons for losing weight and post it on the refrigerator where I can read it each time I open the fridge. Another thing I will do is write down one new ending a day to carry around with me. When they have all been copied, I will continue going through them one a day. I will keep the kitchen stocked with freggies in order to always have a fruit or veggie right on hand for meals or if I need to swap a poor choice snack for a healthy one.

1. Eat seven freggies today. emoticon
1. Do 10 reps of 10 St exercises. (3 done) On my way.

DAY 3

The rest of my motto will be "do it anyway." So altogether it will be "Do it anyway no matter what."

A task I don't like doing is exercise since my low back is usually hurting. On one challenge team we have GOYBAD's which I am in charge of finding and posting, but I have not been doing them. That stands for "get off your b----- and dance. I post links to different pieces of dance music three times a week. My goal today was to do today's GOYBAD and then continue doing them each time I post them. I felt exhilaration after dancing to Jail House Rock today.

My list
1. load of laundry
2. 10 reps of 10 exercises
3. eat 7 freggies
4. get hair done
5. get allergy shot
6. chiropractic adjustment
7 watch my food portions
8. do Days 2 and 3 in my report
9. do GOYBAD

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I love your new endings! Very well worded!

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Why do I want to lose weight?

* Less back and knee pain
* Walk without feet hurting
* Have more energy
* Be able to exercise regularly
* Keep my cholesterol within normal range
* Wear a bathing suit without feeling self-conscious
* Be able to wear my jeans again
* Maintain overall health
* Travel again
* Get rid of my belly fat

Day 1

Change Your Thinking
"I use to be that way, but now I'm different.

* I use to crave sugar, but now I can live without it.
* I use to give up on a diet, but now I am determined to succeed.
* I use to hate doing regular exercise, but now I have a regular routine which I stick to.
* I use to eat when I was bored, but now I find non food activities to interest me.
* I use to hate looking at my belly, but now because I am working my program, my belly is
shrinking.
* I use to fear that my DH would be jealous again if I lost weight, but now I know my health is
most important. DH will understand that fact also.
* I use to dislike taking the time to prepare natural foods, but now I am ready to make that
effort without complaint.

Edited by: LOSINGLINNDY at: 10/4/2013 (13:11)
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