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5/15/19 9:23 P

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Day 5: The Magic Notebook

I love the idea of a magic notebook! I hope I can develop the skill of removing a food craving by writing it down.

One of the schools I sub at gives the kiddos a mint when they have a tummy ache or sore throat, or any other multitude of reasons kids don't "feel good". When I hand them out I tell them it is a Magic Mint and only works of you believe. Sometimes they giggle, but I only give out the mint if they tell me they believe. Power of suggestion, but it often works!

Well, I BELIEVE the Magic Notebook will work! I will start writing down my cravings. My hardest time to get through is right after work, and also right after dinner. I likes sweets and crunchy. I will write.

Linda aka windy01

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5/14/19 8:32 P

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Day 4: Boundaries, not Diets

In the past, I have always given up on a diet if I could not follow it perfectly. This all or nothing behavior needs to stop! Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater! This is a lifestyle, not a diet. Things come up, go with it.

For one thing, I need to remember, it is not a diet, I'm making a lifestyle change. I'm setting boundaries. If I'm feeling strong, and really motivated on my diet plan, I may be following stricter boundaries, or rules. On the other hand, on a bad day, I can loosen those boundaries a bit, but don't get rid of them. I will and should always stay on my path.

So, for today, I'm making 2 lists. One identifies the narrow road, and one to identify the wider road.

Narrow Road
Get at least 10 minutes of exercise a day, goal to get between 30 and 60 minutes.
Eat between 1200 and 1400 calories per day
Track everything that goes into my mouth, and all the exercise I do.

Wide road:
Exercise at least 10 minutes.
Eat no more than 1600 calories
Track food and exercise

To be flexible, I will not beat myself up if I miss a day, or eat more than I should. If I track my food, I will know how to make adjustments in the future. I need to make sure I use all my days, (good and bad) as learning experiences. No one is perfect, we are all works in progress. I think these are guidelines I can work within.

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5/13/19 8:51 P

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Day 3: Do it Anyway!

Well, it is very late in the day to do this post, and since I'm committing to change, I'm doing this anyway!

What happens first thing in the morning (on a work day) when the alarm goes off? I feel like rolling over and going back to sleep! But what do I do? I get up and shower anyway. But I don't feel like going to work today! But what happens? I go anyway! Why? I am committed to my job. I know if I just don't go because I don't feel like it, I'll lose my job, and NOT have to worry about what I feel like doing. But if you've ever been unemployed, (like I've been) you know that it is good to have a job to go to every day. So I get up every morning and go to work! I do it anyway, even if I don't really feel like going.

Well, that is how I should treat my lifestyle change. Do it anyway! Make a healthy breakfast, pack a healthy lunch and prepare a healthy dinner. Plan healthy snacks, and workout as scheduled. But sometimes I don't want to! Sometimes I don't feel like it! Who cares!!! DO IT ANYWAY!

So, I read this lesson late in the day, and to tell you the truth, I really didn't feel like doing this, but, for today, I am doing it anyway. Another thing I really didn't want to do was the workout for today, but without even reading the lesson yet, I did it anyway! It felt good too. So, maybe, just maybe, I'm getting this mind set by just deciding to change my lifestyle.

Here's to 100 days! Here's to doing it ANYWAY! I really do want to be successful, so I'm going to have to do a lot of things anyway.

Enjoy the rest of your week.
Linda

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5/12/19 7:14 P

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Day 2: Interested or Committed

Today I am committed. Committed to eating right, and working out! I want to say I will do this NO MATTER WHAT!, but sometimes in my own head, I get distracted. But I can do this, I have done it before, so, NO MATTER WHAT...I will do this. I will eat salad with dinner every night. I wll have a healthy breakfast in the morning, and pack my lunch on days I have to work. This will help a lot. Today we had a salad with dinner. So fresh and delicious! I look forward to having something similar tomorrow!.

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5/11/19 8:42 P

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Day 1: I used to be that way...

Some of my negative behaviors include: Late night snacking, munching on M&M's, eating when no one is around (as if those calories don't count!), stopping at McDonald's on my way to work, and giving into my unhealthy cravings.

I used to late night snack, but now I work on my planner or color.

I used to munch on M&M's, but now I eat carrots and celery instead.

I used to "sneak" treats when no one is around, but now I make sure to log those treats, to make myself aware that those calories count too!

I used to give into my unhealthy cravings, but now I read a book or do something fun in my craft room.

I used to stop at McDonald's on my way to work, almost daily, but now I eat breakfast before I leave the house!

My goal now is to make these statements true!
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5/11/19 1:43 P

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Hold onto those reasons - they are very powerful reasons.

You can do this. All the threads for the lessons from 100 Days of Weight Loss and 100 MORE Days of Weight Loss can be found in the 'links' thread. I think you'll suss it out.

Start NOW and just keep going. We go through these books over and over again - not many people get right through the first time, and I, personally, learn something new each time!

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5/11/19 6:15 A

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Wonderful reasons! Welcome to the journey!

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5/10/19 10:46 A

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Today, May10, 2019:
Ten reasons why I want to lose weight and maintain my success:
1. Feel better all over, no more knee pain or foot pain.
2. More energy.
3. To maintain my blood sugar levels, and maybe even lower the amount of medication I'm on.
4. To maintain a healthy blood pressure, and again, possible lower the amount of meds for this condition as well.
5. To prevent further complications of diabetes.
6. To feel better about myself.
7. To get into a bathing suit and look good.
8. To shop at a store without making sure they sell plus sizes.
9. To keep up with my husband when he is out on a long walk in the woods.
10. To learn to enjoy nature's bountiful foods, without all the additives that are actually poisioning us!
11. (Bonus) Learn some new and healthy recipes.

I actually wrote these reasons on March 6, 2012, when I first started the book. The reasons are the same! I only wish I had completed the book when I started. I know Linda Spangle says you should just pick back up where you left off, but I left off so long ago, I think it's in my best interest to start over! I will continue this book till the end, and hopefully, along the way, I'll loose some weight!

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