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This is great, Sharon. You have worked out a really good plan. Your eating plan sounds much like mine. I'm doing a sugar-free October, which I'm blogging about on my Spark Page if you're interested. I also signed up for the Spark Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge - which is more interesting than I anticipated.

It would be wonderful if your DH was inspired to make some changes - sounds like he's teetering on the brink! Good luck with that - it's so sad to watch a love one eat themselves into an early grave!

Gill

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Days 2 - 4

I am definitely committed!
What I don't want to do is give up sweets but I am doing it!
My eating plan is lower carb, no desserts except on very special occasions, healthy fats and moderate protein.

I have to eat lower calorie or I do not lose weight though I have noticed that an occasional higher calorie day works well.

I am not eating after 5 or 6 pm and trying to fast through a long night every night. It fits with the concept of intermittent fasting plus helps with acid reflux. I am also trying not to snack and prolong time between meals to 4 or 5 hours.

I am swimming 2X week about 90 minutes or more. We do HIT laps with flippers plus I do arm ST with hand buoys.

We walk about 4X week though it is more strolling as we take our dog and she does love her sniffing duty!! I have a treadmill and I really need to get on it to pick up the pace.

My private goal is to inspire my DH to lose as well. He doesn't like it when I "diet" but he has seen me losing over the past 6 months and being relatively consistent but flexible in what I eat. He is beginning to make comments about his need to lose weight and I keep my mouth shut, avoid those "looks" when he is grazing and in general try not to be his mother!! Our lives, including when we were dating, have been based on eating for fun and retirement is making it harder. I am trying to cook more and make better choices when we do eat out. I am avoiding the movie theater right now as popcorn and frozen Pepsi are a big enticement for me, plus a box of candy for DH emoticon

I am glad to be back on the 100-day countdown and am determined to see it through this time. I would love to be in the 150's by the end of the 100 days - I am 164 as of today.

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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emoticon Sharon!

Gill

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Day 1 - 10/3/2017 emoticon

I used to eat without thinking - NOW I eat mindfully
I used to resist exercise - NOW I swim twice a week and walk 4 times a week
I used to eat dessert daily - NOW I use a little sugar in my coffee and avoid all desserts except on very special occasions.


1047 Calories
101 Net Carbs - 41%
56 Protein - 22%
42 Fat - 37%

15 minute walk

Weight: 166

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you are right, keep going forward

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Day 9 - I have reviewed my previous threads and will just keep going - in spite of myself I lost 2 pounds this week!

The KEY is to keep on going, don't look back, and restart when necessary!



SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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emoticon Welcome back Sharon!

Gill

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Starting the program again on Friday, July 29, 2016! emoticon

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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Day 11 - October 9, 2014

Two purposes of food
Food is wonderful! And you can absolutely enjoy food and eating, yet still manage your weight. But in order to be successful with this, you need to put food in its proper place.

Consider eating for these 2 reasons:

1) to fuel your body
2) to appreciate flavors

This is an area of vulnerability for me - I definitely don't stop eating when I am full - and as for appreciating flavors? I do and I also appreciate texture, saltiness and sweetness.

I do track my food and I will start to watch the timing of when I tend to overeat. Yesterday I totally lost it with my eating. It was weigh in day for another team - I did maintain (have been the same weight for 3 weeks despite lower calories and more exercise) - but since I don't have to weigh in again for a week I let down my guard. Fortunately this AM my weight was still the same - so I am starting today to be more mindful, to consider whether I am fueling my body when I eat, or just eating for pleasure beyond what my body needs.




SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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Day 9 - 10/7/14 Support?

As for Day 8, I don't reveal that I am making changes and don't ask for support - SP is my support. I will love it when others notice, but I don't make a big deal about what I am doing. Spark People is really my "secret" life as I just don't share what I do here with others.

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SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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Day 8 - October 6, 2014

Getting support.

Actually, I don't say anything about trying to lose weight. My DH and my mom both feel guilty enough if I don't order the same foods they do. In fact, the other day my DH told me that outright. I just told him I was trying to eat healthier. I also insist on going for a minimum 10 minute walk every day as I am doing that for another streak, but I put it onto our dog...you know, Maggie really needs to go for a walk!

I do ask my DH not to bring home large quantities of chips, etc., as I have a struggle with that. I told him to buy fig newtons which I hate! emoticon

I find that I get my support from SP and that is enough.

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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WTG Sharon!!! emoticon

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Day 7 - Oct. 5 (a week already??)

• In your notebook, write “I can do it because . . .” and then add a few supportive phrases such as “I’m capable of doing anything.” • Read your phrases often, using them to reinforce your goals and build your enthusiasm.

- because I have lost 25 pounds already and I can lose the rest!

- because others have done it, and have lost a lot more than I have.

- because I am determined to reboot as necessary and stay the course.

-because I need to be healthy and fit to do what I need to do.

-because others are depending on me!

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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When I was eating my overnight oats with strawberries at work this morning, a co-worker looked at me and said 'you're too healthy! I prefer bacon sarnies' - I replied, 'I really like oatmeal' and left it at that. Later on he said he needed to do something about his eating - so I told him about Spark People! (before doing this 100 days stuff I'd probably have apologised for being healthy and told him I loved cheese on toast, or fried egg sandwiches or something!)

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DAY 6 - October 6 - Protect Your Program

• Watch for chances to respond to food invitations by using the line, “Not just yet; I’m going to wait a little while.”

• Identify at least three high-risk times or events such as family gatherings or quiet weekends. In your notebook, write down how you’ll protect your diet program during each of these.

1 - Eating out, esp. with my DH or my mom.
2 - Going to the show (I love love love popcorn and frozen Pepsi slush)
3 - Evenings

• Do at least one thing today that reinforces your determination to protect your program at all costs.

Went out for lunch - had pan-fried fish but paired it with plain broccoli, plain sweet potato and salad with vinaigrette. I had two bites of his dessert.

We have not been to the show recently - when we go I will take a crunchy snack with me and get a diet drink. ( I do buy Smart Popcorn sometimes but I eat the whole bag so avoid that as well).

I have been eating apples in the evening when I am hungry and I do not keep any snacks in the house that I like. That is the key for me.

I like the idea of not talking about my "diet" and using "healthy eating program" instead. I find that if I make too much of an issue the other person will say, "well I'm not having any either"...now that may sound like a good thing for them, but it is a guilt trip for me...why is that? P.S. the people around me could stand to be on a healthy eating program as well...LOL.

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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I had a really "testing" day yesterday. But I prayed first, did my devotions, and then read the motivations and the posts on this team and my other support teams. And everything worked out fine. AND I didn't blow it.

Really feeling like this is my time~~again. Going to take advantage of this second chance!!

LOVE your planning!!

Hope you are having a good Saturday. emoticon emoticon

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Day 5 - October 3 = Magic Notebook

When a food thought crosses your mind, remind yourself that you don’t have to act on it.

Instead, write down the name or even a description of the food, and then anticipate the pleasure of eating it sometime in the future.

Foods that I would really like to eat:

Move theatre popcorn and a frozen Pepsi - I will wait until the Hobbit comes out in December and then have this rare treat!

Pizza - I will wait until I can share some pizza with my mom since my DH doesn't eat cheese. That way I won't eat the whole thing!

Fried Chicken - will wait until my mom's 90th birthday in November and then share with out whole family.

Pumpkin Pie - will wait until my birthday end of October - I have this instead of a cake!

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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Oct. 2 - Day 4

• In your notebook, draw a line down the middle of the page, creating two columns. • Label one column “Narrow road” for your diet plan. Label the other “Wider road” for your maintenance or alternative eating plan. • Under the titles, define your eating and exercise plans for each of these roads. Then decide on ways you can be flexible with them without losing sight of the healthy road you want to follow.

Narrow Road

Eat between 120-1400 calories, eat 6 freggies, limit added salt and sugar (6 days/week)
Exercise walk 20 to 30 or more

Wide Road:

Have one meal without limits.
Walk at least 10 minutes

Continue to track every day regardless. Walk 10 minutes every day
Intentional exercise 30 minutes 3X week.


SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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October 1, 2014 - Day 3

Weigh in Wednesday: 173.5 - I maintained a 3 lb. loss from the previous week. Ok with this as I am just into a new effort at keeping calories lower. Hope to lose 1 - 1.5 weekly!

Day 3

a) identify a task you don't feel like doing, and do it anyway: Go to water aerobics twice a week, 30 minute strength training/flexibility/balance workout on Friday or Saturday and walk at least 10 minutes the other 4 days. And, eat 6 fruits/veggies 5 days a week.

b) notice how it feels to accomplish the goal: tired, but motivated by my Spark Friends!!

c) make a list of actions you plan to stick with today, regardless of how you feel now

Complete some paperwork that needs to be done.
Take furbaby for a short walk and deliver milk to my mom.
Do FlyLady routine before going to bed including decluttering those hot spots.


SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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DAY 2 - AM I INTERESTED OR AM I COMMITTED?

• Decide that you will always be committed to your weight-loss plan, not just interested

As of today, September 30, 2014, I, SHARON2014 is committed to a healthy eating and fitness plan.

• In your notebook, describe how you will stick with your program, no matter what.

I will stick with my program which is:

At LEAST 10 minutes EVERY day of intentional exercise
Weekly average of 1200-1400 calories/day with total of 150 minutes intentional exercise.
Read/respond to the 100 day challenge book and on-line resources daily.
Aim for average of 8 hours sleep each night.
Aim for average of 5000 Fitbit steps each day

I WILL STICK WITH MY PROGRAM NO MATTER WHAT! NO EXCUSES!


• Do at least one thing today that demonstrates you are truly committed. For example, take a walk or eat your vegetables—no matter what.

I will do at least 15 minutes walk.

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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DAY 1 (Back to the Future)

Day 1 - I used to be that way...but now I'm different:

I used to put off exercising till late in the day and then not do it. But now I'm different, now Ii schedule my day and do my exercise on a regular basis.

I used to skip breakfast and then eat too much the rest of the day. But now I'm different - now I eat a good breakfast and schedule regular snacks and meals through the day.

I used to stay up late and not get enough sleep, but now I'm different. Now I go to bed between 10 & 11 and get 8 hours sleep.

I used to put off Bible reading and prayer but now I schedule it and do it as a priority.

I used to let the house get cluttered and then madly clean up - but now I follow Fly Lady routines and keep it neat.

I used to eat out a lot, but now I plan meals and prepare most of them at home.

I used to give in to my cravings for salty snacks and high fat foods but now I stop and think and make healthy choices.

I used to eat mindlessly but now I eat intentionally, considering each choice in light of my overall plan.

I used to get discouraged and quit when I had a bad day or weight gain, not I get up and keep going and get right back on track.



My sorry excuses:

I deserve a treat
I am eating with someone else and don't want them to feel bad about what they are eating.
I've been good all day, this time won't hurt.
I'll start over tomorrow.
I paid for it I might as well it eat - don't want to waste good food.
It's cold, raining, too hot, too many mosquitos, and besides, I'm tired.
It's too dreary and boring to use the treadmill in the basement.
I am craving something salty...greasy....sweet...
This time won't matter.
I'll make up for it before I weigh in.
I will just have a taste -
All things in moderation...

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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Today is Day 24 by the calendar but I have been off program for about a week. I am going to group the days I missed and catch up rather than stop the clock!

Note to self - two pieces of pizza is enough for a female per Linda Spangler!


SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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emoticon sounds like a great plan Sharon! Hope you enjoyed your meal with your Mom xx

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I have lived in MIchigan since 1971 and had never heard of Halo Burger! I googled, and then visited the website. That olive burger looked fabulous! I also see they start with 1/4 pound of beef, which would yield you around 3 oz of cooked ground beef, really not a bad choice in today's world of mega size burgers elsewhere.

I hope you had a very enjoyable visit with your Mom!

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Weight: 174

Days 11 & 12 are similar - Food=Fuel vs. Flavor vs. Filler.

While I won't be writing everything down, or trying to force a schedule, I will be more mindful as I eat. My goal is to THINK as I take each bite and categorize what I am eating. This will also help me to stop when I am full, even if the food is healthy!

Today my 89 year old mom is aching to get out of her assisted living facility and wants a good hamburger and fries. I am picking her up and we are going to Halo Burger where they have handmade fresh hamburgers. I will eat one with green olives and mayo and have a few of my mom's fries and some ice tea.

This will be food for fuel and flavor but not just filler as I will limit what else I eat for the day. Logging and tracking my food and looking at the breakdown of protein-carbs-fats for each day is eye opening and helpful. I love the feedback!



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*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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Days 9 & 10 - Support - my main support is SP and esp. this team! I really don't want others noticing what I eat or what I look like and commenting on it. So I am learning to return the favor and just be an example and hopefully will motivate my family and friends who need to be healthier. (There is nothing worse than a sanctimonious "no thank you" and that LOOK at others when you turn down a luscious dessert).

Days 1 - 10 Set Up For Success Recap

The book is broken up into 10 day focal points, and here we are wrapping up days 1 - 10! Wow! Do you feel more motivated? Committed? Believe you Can!!! Like you have a support system? These are all the things that can help keep us going through the journey... Please share any thoughts about what has struck a chord with you :)

I am motivated and getting to commitment. I lost a bit of weight during the first few days but am really back to where I started. I will use today to review and recommit. I do need to reduce my calories and increase the time and intensity of exercise.

This is the time when I start to falter and want to drop out. But I will keep going. Looking forward to the next ten days! emoticon

SharonLee - Michigan

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*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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Days 7 & 8

• In your notebook, write “I can do it because . . .” and then add a few supportive phrases such as “I’m capable of doing anything.” • Read your phrases often, using them to reinforce your goals and build your enthusiasm.

- because I have lost 25 pounds already and I can lose the rest!

- because others have done it, and have lost a lot more than I have.

- because I am determined to reboot as necessary and stay the course.

Ask for help?

I try to keep things as normal as possible - I did ask DH not to buy chips or other salty things and bring them home because I cannot stop eating them. He gets cookies that neither one of us like very much like fig newtons...LOL.

I am my own worse enemy - my DH and I would both be healthier if I planned and prepared meals and snacks.

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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You are doing emoticon Sharon!

I like the crunchy snack idea for movies. Popcorn makes me want to drink more, then I'd have to miss part of the show to recycle it LOL!

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DAY 6 - Protect Your Program

• Watch for chances to respond to food invitations by using the line, “Not just yet; I’m going to wait a little while.”

• Identify at least three high-risk times or events such as family gatherings or quiet weekends. In your notebook, write down how you’ll protect your diet program during each of these.

1 - Eating out, esp. with my DH or my mom.
2 - Going to the show (I love love love popcorn and frozen Pepsi slush)
3 - Evenings

• Do at least one thing today that reinforces your determination to protect your program at all costs.

I have done well this week already eating out - I have taken a few bites of a high calorie food and set is aside (but my DH picked it up and finished it, not good for him....)

We have not been to the show recently - when we go I will take a crunchy snack with me and get a diet drink. ( I do buy Smart Popcorn sometimes but I eat the whole bag so avoid that as well).

I have been drinking water in the evening when I am hungry and I do not keep any snacks in the house that I like. That is the key for me.

I like the idea of not talking about my "diet" and using "healthy eating program" instead. I find that if I make too much of an issue the other person will say, "well I'm not having any either"...now that may sound like a good thing for them, but it is a guilt trip for me...why is that? P.S. the people around me could stand to be on a healthy eating program as well...LOL.

For the record, I have dropped a few pounds this week! Another 1/2 this AM...

I also just found out my DB and SIL are coming to stay for a few days in a few weeks. She is super clean and tidy....I will be using my Fly Lady techniques starting today!!

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*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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emoticon Sharon!

I am also a Fly Baby :D love my Fly Lady - has taught me so much - the best thing is her perpetual cry to not try to catch up - just jump in where you are!



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Day 4 - My eating plan is moderation - there are no 'NO's, NEVERs or ALWAYS - same with my exercise. I do not do well with too much structure. I look at average calories and fitness minutes for the week. If I have a higher calorie meal, I will compensate for it that same day or the next day. The problem, of course, is staying focused and not letting days go by without the balancing act!

Yesterday was Day 4 and went well.. I am tracking on the startyourdiet website that also includes an app for my phone. It is easy and provides good feedback. I am also on Day 11 of ten minutes/exercise after we take the doggies for a walk this evening.

Day 5 - Still going well - I am using this thread for quick notes and then I have a journal on my computer as well as the book on Kindle - I can cut/paste key points and my response.

I am doing well - the scale is already going down - water weight I know - but still...I am keeping my calories within range and getting in 150 minutes exercise each week.

I swim for an hour twice a week Monday and Weds. and walk 15-20 minutes every day. But I need to get into some strength training for Fridays or Saturdays. I have a great DVD, Fit and Firm after Fifty that is low impact and uses no equipment. Just need to DO IT!!

I do love Flylady...I know how, Just nee to DO IT!!!

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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I'm a flylady too :)

Those are some good goals Sharon! How did your day#4 go?

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DAY 3

Day 3

a) identify a task you don't feel like doing, and do it anyway: Go to water aerobics twice a week and walk at least 10 minutes the other 5 days.

b) notice how it feels to accomplish the goal: tired, but glad to see the days adding up (am currently on 9 day streak of 10 minutes/day challenge)

c) make a list of actions you plan to stick with today, regardless of how you feel now
too late for today as I got a late start, but tomorrow I will:

Eat oatmeal and whole grain bread for breakfast
Get up and follow Fly Lady routine for AM.
Declutter my desk and pay bills.
Pick up my brother's dog (keeping him for a week)
Take dogs for a 15 minute walk in the evening.
Make today an 80% day - stick with the nutritional plan - no excuses. (we will probably eat lunch out so this will be a challenge in and of itself).

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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7/22/14 - DAY 2 - AM I INTERESTED OR AM I COMMITTED?

• Decide that you will always be committed to your weight-loss plan, not just interested

As of today, July 22, 2014, I, SHARON2014 is committed to the 100 day weight-loss plan and not just "interested".

• In your notebook, describe how you will stick with your program, no matter what.

I will stick with my program which is:

At LEAST 10 minutes EVERY day of intentional exercise (currently 7-day streak).
Weekly average of 1200-1400 calories/day with total of 150 minutes intentional exercise.
Aim for 6-8 glasses of water (including unsweetened tea) daily.
Read/respond to the 100 day challenge book and on-line resources daily.
Aim for average of 8 hours sleep each night.
Aim for average of 5000 Fitbit steps each day

I WILL STICK WITH MY PROGRAM NO MATTER WHAT! NO EXCUSES!


• Do at least one thing today that demonstrates you are truly committed. For example, take a walk or eat your vegetables—no matter what.

I will do at least 15 minutes walk.

Spangle, Linda (2007-09-04). 100 Days of Weight Loss: The Secret to Being Successful on Any Diet Plan (p. 5). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.

Edited by: SHARON-2020 at: 7/24/2014 (00:50)
SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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Day 1 - I used to be that way...but now I'm different:

I used to put off exercising till late in the day and then not do it. But now I'm different, now Ii schedule my day and do my exercise on a regular basis.

I used to skip breakfast and then eat too much the rest of the day. But now I'm different - now I eat a good breakfast and schedule regular snacks and meals through the day.

I used to stay up late and not get enough sleep, but now I'm different. Now I go to bed between 10 & 11 and get 8 hours sleep.

I used to put off Bible reading and prayer but now I schedule it and do it as a priority.

I used to let the house get cluttered and then madly clean up - but now I follow Fly Lady routines and keep it neat.

I used to eat out a lot, but now I plan meals and prepare most of them at home.

I used to give in to my cravings for salty snacks and high fat foods but now I stop and think and make healthy choices.

I used to eat mindlessly but now I eat intentionally, considering each choice in light of my overall plan.

I used to get discouraged and quit when I had a bad day or weight gain, not I get up and keep going and get right back on track.

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My sorry excuses:

I deserve a treat
I am eating with someone else and don't want them to feel bad about what they are eating.
I've been good all day, this time won't hurt.
I'll start over tomorrow.
I paid for it I might as well it eat - don't want to waste good food.
It's cold, raining, too hot, too many mosquitos, and besides, I'm tired.
It's too dreary and boring to use the treadmill in the basement.
I am craving something salty...greasy....sweet...
This time won't matter.
I'll make up for it before I weigh in.
I will just have a taste -
All things in moderation...

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SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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A great way to countdown to your emoticon

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Hi Sharon - what a great goal you have :D
I'm about two weeks into this 100-day challenge and am really enjoying it.

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PLANNING & PREPARATION FOR THE CHALLENGE

Today I found this team, downloaded the book and set up my reasons to lose weight. It is about 100 days to my birthday and what a gift to give myself. I actually will appreciate the consistency more than the weight loss!

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SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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