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Old 04-11-2014, 03:34 AM   #151
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Thank you - organisation is the key

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I'm trying to be more organized. I'm usually such a planner with my life but recently with so much I've been such a mess. I usually plan my meals out for everything. I really haven't which is probably the explanation of my non-loss



I keep clementines in my purse and always portion out snacks of tortilla chips and 100 cal packs of guacamole. I also have kept usually make some of my chicken nuggets to grab in a last minute when I haven't really made enough for lunch!

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Like I said I have a mystery no-loss. And I think it's from not planning out my meals or doing anything with that. I also went to my parents and have been keeping up with my grandmother the past few days. She isn't really mobile, but she doesn't listen or understand that fact so it's an adventure and tiring to keep up with her!

I did have my dress fitting for the wedding! While I might only be down a few lbs since I bought it, it looked so much better than when I purchased it. So I think my next move it to stop being so dependent on the number and be better at just looking at clothes feel, how I feel because I have way more energy and can do so much more than even a month ago.
You are on the right lines here I feel. Thank you for advice re organisation - I feel this is required and the key to success. We are packing for our trip and those suggested snacks are right in there.

It is hard to shift thoughts towards how clothes feel. Go for it!
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:34 AM   #152
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Morning all and TGIF!!!

Just a quick fly-by to remind you to start sending in those weigh-ins! My PM box is ready! I will continue to accept weigh-ins for this week until Sunday night, at which point I will get page one changed up!!

Off to work in 1st grade.... not sure about my computer access, so no promises about chatting! .........................P
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:25 AM   #153
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Not the best day today. Did not make the wisest food choices.

But it had its great moments. I am so happy with my decision to not step on the scale anymore. It makes me look at my body more and the amazing thing is: it seems to be changing on nearly a daily basis!!

That is wonderful to hear!!

Also I really did not want to do my exercise today. I am getting to the point where I just feel plain exhausted. I wonder how that is going to work when I move on to the next level, which will be more difficult, on Sunday! But even though I did not want to, I put on my workout clothes and gave it the best I could. It is so strange that there are some exercises which killed me when I first tried them and now feel quite confident about. But then there are others where I seemingly did not make any progress. The worst thing is when you have to go from plank with straight arms to plan with your underarm on the floor and then up again. I can only push myself up with the left arm, not the right arm. It just does not work! Anyway - the positive was that I constantly kept giving it that little extra effort, trying to get out of my comfort zone to that point where the magic happens!

I am also starting to come up with exercise strategy for while I am on vacation. I am counting on going for regular runs, but I think I need to do some additional exercise on a daily or at least every other day basis to keep at least some of that conditioning that I built up over the six weeks before the cruise. Hm, I wonder how silly I will feel if I do crunches, planks, lunges (I do hat those!!) etc. in a hotel gym. But I guess I will just have to live with that...
So impressed that you are working so hard in improving your strength and that you are thinking ahead about your vacation exercises!!

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Thank you for all this advice. There is a lot here that I feel I can achieve now, I was worried I would be really off the wagon. I will need a large spoonful of willpower too.
I am confident that I can do this. We have a swimming pool and gym, so a good plan will be to utilise these too.
Pool and gym right there at your fingertips!? That will be great!

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I had been thinking about this very topic all day. I have been pretty faithful to healthy eating and WW since I retuned from WDW. I have been doing well with my food choices. What I am happiest with is the fact that when I do slip up, it is a BRIEF slip up now - I used to thow in the towel for the whole day or even the WHOLE WEEK in the past! Now, if I am really craving something, I just have it and move on. I have also noticed that I don't mindlessly eat anymore. I can remember, not too long ago, standing in my kitchen with a mouthful of peanut butter - and having no recollection of eating it AT ALL!

My dilema is ..... I can feel myself starting to get bored with my food choices. I really try to avoid the refined carbs because I just can't seem to stop at a reasonable portion. The cut veggies and apple or pear are starting to get old. Any other suggestions for that late afternoon or evening craving?
You are really making big lifestyle changes when you realize that you don't need to throw the entire DAY/WEEK into the trash when you have a slip-up!! YOU have the power to change a slip-up minute into a BUCKLE DOWN moment!!

Bored with snacks?.... change up the fruit and veggies. Try jicama with hummus, sliced star fruit, cold roasted veggie salad, pea pods with a bit of dip (yogurt and ranch), veggie "sushi", kale and/or spinach "chips". Experiment a little bit! If you are bored with your eating, you need to make some changes! Healthy eating should still be fun and delicious and comforting!

Look for low carb tortillas and wraps and toast those up to make your own chips for healthy dips like "skinny guacamole"!

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I'm trying to be more organized. I'm usually such a planner with my life but recently with so much I've been such a mess. I usually plan my meals out for everything. I really haven't which is probably the explanation of my non-loss

Sometimes life gets crazy and I fall off the organizing/planning bandwagon as well, but it definitely start affecting other areas of my life, like my healthy eating! Take an hour or two this weekend and get your planning mojo back on!

I keep clementines in my purse and always portion out snacks of tortilla chips and 100 cal packs of guacamole. I also have kept usually make some of my chicken nuggets to grab in a last minute when I haven't really made enough for lunch!

YUM!

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Like I said I have a mystery no-loss. And I think it's from not planning out my meals or doing anything with that. I also went to my parents and have been keeping up with my grandmother the past few days. She isn't really mobile, but she doesn't listen or understand that fact so it's an adventure and tiring to keep up with her!

I did have my dress fitting for the wedding! While I might only be down a few lbs since I bought it, it looked so much better than when I purchased it. So I think my next move it to stop being so dependent on the number and be better at just looking at clothes feel, how I feel because I have way more energy and can do so much more than even a month ago.
Glad you can see the positive side with having more energy! The dress fitting must have been a big boost to your motivation! Can't wait to see pictures!!

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Well, good morning again! Hope you all are well and healthy! As I said, I'm in 1st grade today, so I'm sure I'll be hopping! And they asked me to work every day next week too. I said yes to Mon-Thurs, but DD has Friday off from classes, so I will take the day off to spend with her.

The men are off to a comedy show tonight, so I have the house to myself. I plan to eat a salad for dinner, splurge a bit on some homemade popcorn and watch a chick flick (after I fold laundry, of course... ). We have nothing on the schedule for the weekend, but DS would like to use his gift certificate for indoor sky-diving, so I will probably call there today to see if they have any openings.

Kiddos will be here momentarily, so I'm going to dash! TTYL..........P
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:28 AM   #154
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Well.... I don't see a QOTD for today yet, so I'll post a quick FUN FRIDAY question!


FUN FRIDAY QOTD for Friday April 11, 2014:

What is your favorite thing to do and how do you RELAX when you have a bit of time to yourself??


BBL when I get home with my answer and to chat! .............P
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:36 AM   #155
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QOTD from Cardiff, Wales

QOTD : ( a little late due to travelling)
Think about where you were at the start of your journey and where you are now. List at least one positive thing that you have accomplished. This can be about anything--really think about how your life has changed. I know everyone has at least one thing, because I can think of at least one thing.

Well I am now here in Cardiff with the family. We had a walk around whilst waiting for our hotel room. We took the stairs and thinking about 'where I was' I would have gone for the lift and called short on a walk, whereas today I could really enjoy it so this is a big change.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:30 PM   #156
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hello! well bummed that my 10 days of journaling faithfully and exercising much has netted me a loss, then gain. but overall loss of 1.3 lbs , but sadly a gain for this month's challenge. bottom line, I was down more last Friday than I was today ...ugh. I hate the scale

QOTD -- for fun, I like to scrapbook and watch movies. to relax I like to take a long hot bath in the winter. now that it's getting warmer I just bought one of those zero gravity chairs to sit out on the deck and work on my tan, maybe read a spell in the afternoon

I'll be taking over coaching tomorrow, but i'll be gone most of the day. so I'm going to try very very hard to remember to post the weekend QOTD this evening!
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:44 PM   #157
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Jules, a plank is an exercise where you are with your tummy towards the floor, sour feet are on their toes and you support your upper body with your straight arms and you try to make your whole body as flat as possible. Instead of straight arms. Similar like for a push up, but the arms are not out to the side. You can also do it so that you bend your arm and have the lower arm on the floor. There are even more variations. The idea is that you hold that position for quite some time. It trains your stomach, your back and your shoulders as you really need to hold with all muscles you have!

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Today I took a bath to relax! But otherwise, often the DIS is what I do to unwind.

Cardiff QOTD:

I think for me the biggest change is that I am starting to be more aware of the portions I eat and to try to eat them slowly. Today I had some crisp bread with lean cold turkey for dinner with carrots. I was very proud of me that I managed to take smaller bites constantly and actually took quite some time to finish my meal!
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:00 PM   #158
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QOTD: For me, it is all about reading. Whenever I get the chance, I will be curled up in my favourite chair wth a good book. I come from a whole family of readers and I even married one! DH and I spent last summer converting our front living room into a library/tea room. That would be my ultimate indulgence - a full afternoon tea - scones and devonshire cream, shortbread, little sandwiches....... Great, now I'm hungry!!!

Thanks again for your awesome tips and fantastic support. You are making this journey enjoyable!
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:53 PM   #159
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QOTD1: I usually keep some "meals in a bag" in the freezer for nights when tired/hungry. I throw in another bag of frozen veggies with it and a can of some type of bean.

QOTD2: I love to read. I have many, many, many projects around the house that I should be doing, but instead escape into a lovely mystery.

QOTD3: I am watching portion sizes much more closely than I was. Love my food scale!
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Weekend QOTD - what have you been looking forward to doing once spring arrived?

I am looking forward to planting flowers and getting a much needed pedicure now that my sandals are coming out of the closet!
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:20 AM   #161
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Plank is for me I think not yet doable!

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Jules, a plank is an exercise where you are with your tummy towards the floor, sour feet are on their toes and you support your upper body with your straight arms and you try to make your whole body as flat as possible. Instead of straight arms. Similar like for a push up, but the arms are not out to the side. You can also do it so that you bend your arm and have the lower arm on the floor. There are even more variations. The idea is that you hold that position for quite some time. It trains your stomach, your back and your shoulders as you really need to hold with all muscles you have!

FUN QOTD:

Today I took a bath to relax! But otherwise, often the DIS is what I do to unwind.

Cardiff QOTD:

I think for me the biggest change is that I am starting to be more aware of the portions I eat and to try to eat them slowly. Today I had some crisp bread with lean cold turkey for dinner with carrots. I was very proud of me that I managed to take smaller bites constantly and actually took quite some time to finish my meal!
Magdalene, hats off to you seriously, I am trying to get the weight down before attempting this as I think strain on the joints would be unavoidable. You can do this? Wow! You are doing so well.
I like your idea for smaller bites and portions. I avoided the fish in batter last night and had rotisserie chicken. It was my only meal of the day and I did succumb to fries, but hopefully the calories will even out. I went for a swim steam room and jacuzzi and lots of walking around, maybe 4 miles. Fingers crossed all was ok for the scale...
Just out of interest, do you use a smaller plate? My mum always does this and I think it does suggest to the brain that your plate is full. What do you think?
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QOTD: For me, it is all about reading. Whenever I get the chance, I will be curled up in my favourite chair wth a good book. I come from a whole family of readers and I even married one! DH and I spent last summer converting our front living room into a library/tea room. That would be my ultimate indulgence - a full afternoon tea - scones and devonshire cream, shortbread, little sandwiches....... Great, now I'm hungry!!!

Thanks again for your awesome tips and fantastic support. You are making this journey enjoyable!
Reading, I agree. Now you've got me going, Devonshire tea.. I have always wanted this in the Grand Floridian tea room. We are staying in their new DvC villas for a couple of nights this August. I think I will have to get your spinach to power me around the parks at superspeed to justify/burn off those calories though. I am sure it would be worth it. Have you been there?
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Weekend QOTD - what have you been looking forward to doing once spring arrived?

I am looking forward to planting flowers and getting a much needed pedicure now that my sandals are coming out of the closet!
Yep! I am totally with you. I was going to root through my sandals and get them out. Trouble is, the sun usually goes in once I tempt fate. We had planted a lot more daffodils this last autumn and they have been lovely, but are ready to dead head now. Some lovely tulips coming through with different colours. I am quite looking forward to seeing my personalised Floribundas rose coming through. The children bought this for me for Mothers Day and it is a fairly light pink.
What flowers would you be planting now?

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Spring - the lighter nights and better weather means that evening are longer and I can get a longer walk in with the dogs. I can play some ball games in the garden with the children. Maybe sit out and have a cup of tea on the patio with hubby. All of these things I really love and enjoy. New for me now is being a part of a ladies rounders team ( similar to baseball). So matches are outside and we have lighter nights now to play out the games. I need to improve still on catching, throwing and hitting, but it is good to try these things. Spring has Sprung, lots of little lambs bounding about, they look so gangly.

Fun QOTD: if it is quiet time, just for me, a long walk over the fields with the dogs without a care in the world does it for me.
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Reading, I agree. Now you've got me going, Devonshire tea.. I have always wanted this in the Grand Floridian tea room. We are staying in their new DvC villas for a couple of nights this August. I think I will have to get your spinach to power me around the parks at superspeed to justify/burn off those calories though. I am sure it would be worth it. Have you been there?
I have been to the tea there and LOVED it! My husband is a huge tea snob - he pays friends in the UK to fly him the PG Tips pyramid bags! Their garden view blend is one of our favourites. We buy some and bring it home. The tea service is quite nice. If we have someone who can watch the kids for us, we always book tea. I highly recommend it.

QOTD: I just want to get out of my house!!!!! The weather here has been so bad this winter, I feel like we are all stir crazy. I just came back from walking to my WW meeting - it felt glorious!
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