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8/21/19 9:12 A

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Day 13 - Oops I forgot to eat! - I can't imagine skipping a meal or forgetting to eat. I'm eating breakfast at 9a today, then lunch with a friend at noon, then dinner at 6p.

One big change I'm making because of this team is to not spread out my breakfast or lunch food. Thank you team members who suggested this!
Linda's book said to not go low on earlier meals if there is a reason to eat higher later in the day. I'm complying with that on Friday when I have a meeting with dinner. I'm not sure what they are having, but plan to eat a small portion and skip dessert.


Janet in Georgia

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8/21/19 9:02 A

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Day 12 - Fuel or filler
Fuels: Breakfast - Fiberone cereal, almond milk, yogurt
Lunch - Protein Shake
Dinner - Grilled chicken, salad, quinoa, broccoli, hummus, fruit salad

Fillers: Dark Chocolate bar with only 150 calories and 7 g sugar. I'm not ready to give this up.
Snack at 3pm - Yasso frozen yogurt bar with 100 calories

I see a lot of improvement from how I ate in the past. My fillers are not entirely junk food. I ate them because I wanted them, not because I needed them for fuel.

Janet in Georgia

Just using SP suggested calorie/protein/carb range

Perfection is not the Goal; Slow and Steady wins the race


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8/20/19 7:42 P

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Day 11 - Really helpful to see what everyone else is doing. Here was my day:
9a - Cereal & almond milk
11a - Triple Zero Greek Yogurt
12p - Protein shake
12:30p - Small dark chocolate bar (150 cal., 7 g sugar)
1:30p - Another small dark chocolate bar
6p - Taco salad, cucumber & tomato salad, fruit salad

I generally don't snack in the evenings. I'm very interested in the "no snack" approach based on comments today. Also wondering if I should put all my breakfast at one time.

Janet in Georgia

Just using SP suggested calorie/protein/carb range

Perfection is not the Goal; Slow and Steady wins the race


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8/20/19 7:37 P

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Day 10 - Really helpful to read your responses. Thank you, team members, for your support here. I truly appreciate your compliments on my consistency and progress.

Janet in Georgia

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8/20/19 7:34 P

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es, ignore was pretty much my answers down the quiz. I might step out and tell him that he can compliment me, but honestly, I prefer to have my weight issue be my gig. I forgot to say that in the spring, I was meeting weekly with a friend to pray specifically about our weight loss efforts, and only that. It helped me to get rolling, but we both got busy starting in May, so we have not done that in awhile. The weekly update gave a time and place for encouragement.

Loved reading all of your responses. Yesterday I was thinking that I should reward myself when I get to the end of the month for success with staying on plan. I'm using the Dot Calendar, recording weight, calories, exercise and a green, yellow or red dot based on how the day went. I am geared up to reward myself when I lose the next 10 pounds, but I think consistency for a month deserves recognition.

Loved how you sparkfriends asked these questions of yourself. Much more helpful to me also.

Janet in Georgia

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Perfection is not the Goal; Slow and Steady wins the race


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8/20/19 7:32 P

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Day #8 - Help Me please
I feel like I did this lesson a few months ago when I got serious. My husband lost 35 pounds several years ago and has kept it off. He is OCD about eating and exercising 2X/day. It has made me crazy because in the years he was doing that, I had major emotional eating going on and gained about 25 pounds. When I started getting serious about my weight loss plan, I asked him to not talk about calories, not to say he can't eat something, not to say something is a bad food. The general rule for him is to not mention calories. In fact, the rest of the world does not want to hear those comments either. He has done pretty well, and it's ok now for me to stop him if he starts. Those comments in general make me want to eat whatever is being discussed. He knows better than to comment on whatever I'm eating
I don't see friends in the context of food very often. I work for a small church. The only food given to me in the past year was the interim pastor bringing 3 donuts to me once - I easily disposed of them. And this is his last week.
If I have any say so in where I meet a friend for lunch, Wendy's or Panera are my easy to handle restaurants.
As for compliments, I don't have that expectation of him. One person has noticed recently that I've lost weight. My thinking is that it is just not that noticeable as overweight as I am.


Janet in Georgia

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Perfection is not the Goal; Slow and Steady wins the race


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8/13/19 10:50 P

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Day 7 - You can do it! Be your own cheerleader! (written in the evening)
To be honest, I was not a fan of today's lesson, until I read your responses. I went over calorie range yesterday, but today, I was under by the same amount. So, I think I just proved to myself that I can do it. Weight loss is very much a mental game.

I'm coming up on 2 battles this weekend. #1 - Friday Lunch with 4 other people where I don't have much control. We are each bringing something. One person has beef brisket, another has dessert. I think I will bring a salad, and then only eat the brisket and salad. (10 minutes later - just realized I can cut back on dinner Friday night.)

#2 - Having friends for sandwiches on Saturday before going hiking. They are travelling 2 hours to see us. I still don't have a plan completely together, but I have some ideas.

Janet in Georgia

Just using SP suggested calorie/protein/carb range

Perfection is not the Goal; Slow and Steady wins the race


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8/12/19 8:47 A

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Day 6 - Protect your Program
Usually others don't pressure me. I can put this into practice if we are invited to a friend's home to eat, but that has not happened in a long time. Love the line, "Not just yet . . ."
Upcoming high risk times:
(1) Labor Day weekend with friends - I suggested that we each bring our own breakfast, and that was agreeable to everyone. There will be healthy snacks. I can use the line and avoid desserts.
(2) Restaurant - Friends I did a favor for have decided that they need to take us out. I'm going to try to steer us in the direction of a restaurant that has a roasted vegetable healthy option.
(3) Upcoming lunch with a friend - use this line if dessert is there.
One thing today:
Plan the food for lunch at my house for Saturday when 2 friends are joining us.



Janet in Georgia

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8/9/19 12:25 P

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Day 5 - a magic notebook - I have a section in the back of my 100 Day paper journal where I can write things down. I love the idea of making a plan to eat something I really want later. Note: This addresses thoughts of food but not cravings for food.

Janet in Georgia

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Perfection is not the Goal; Slow and Steady wins the race


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8/8/19 9:25 A

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Day 4 - Boundaries, not diets

Narrow Road: Calories 1200 -1500 per day
Premier Shake for lunch
Journalling Food on SP
8 cups of water per day
Walk 20 minutes a day
Yoga 15 minutes a day
Generally, avoiding processed foods.

Wider Road: Over calorie range once in awhile, but don't continue eating
A healthy lunch with lots of protein
Not journalling food once in awhile is ok.
Try to stay well hydrated
Skipping exercise occasionally is ok.
Be ok with processed food if that's the only choice in a social setting. Do more exercise and eat less at the next meal if this happens.


Janet in Georgia

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Perfection is not the Goal; Slow and Steady wins the race


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8/7/19 8:36 P

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Day 3 - DO it anyway - This morning I didn't feel like walking. I did it anyway. I was glad I took the time even though the rest of my morning was rushed. I felt better and upped my metabolism.
The rest of the day plan regardless of how I feel:
Drink 8 glasses of water.
Yoga stretching in the evening.

Janet in Georgia

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8/6/19 7:44 A

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Day #2 - I will work towards losing weight for the next 100 days. I will work towards eating a healthy diet in the calorie range set on SP.

I will stick with the plan, making provisions for special occasions by eating less ahead of time. I will not allow one overeating time to snowball into an avalanche of overeating for the day. If eating out, I will plan ahead by researching the menu and eat less that day.

I've printed out a calendar to do the Dot Calendar that Linda has an article about on her website, so I can see overall how I'm doing on the plan.

Janet in Georgia

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8/5/19 8:12 A

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Day 1 - I used to be that way . . .
My fear is that stress & cravings will come together at some point in the future and that I will give in and gain weight. Another fear is going to food under stress because I have in the past. I'm fearful of losing control of my eating.

I used to eat during stress, but now I pray during stress.
I used to eat during cravings, but now I look for healthy food to eat. Cravings might be telling me that my body needs nutrients.

Janet in Georgia

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8/4/19 11:36 A

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The P's are very important to me:
Prayer
Plan
Protein
Produce
People
Persistence, not perfection
Progress



Janet in Georgia

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8/4/19 11:33 A

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THE PLAN: Just eating according to SP recommendations, paying most attention to limiting calories. For lunch, I have a Premier shake and a small dark chocolate bar most days. Also rarely eating breads and junk foods.

ACTIVITY PLAN: 30 minutes of activity each day, any combination of walking and yoga.
WATER PLAN: 8 to 10 cups a day

At this point, beginning of August 2019, I've lost 14 pounds. June and July were not great due to out of town trips. Getting back on track now. My loose goal at the moment is 10 pounds over 3 months. Really, striving to do my plan and leaving the results to God.

Janet in Georgia

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