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Old 11-30-2005, 02:26 PM   #91
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[COLOR=DarkGreen]Ok.. I'm only going to set mini-goals now. It's so much easier and satisfying! Besides, my eyes are'nt too good and I can't see that far anyhow! [/COLOR]

[COLOR=red]I, >sign name here<, will continue on my weight loss journey throughout the month of December. I will not let happy little elves, ho-ho'ing Santa's, sparkling candy canes, generous contractors, and cute old grannies veer me off my path. I will not indulge in sinful delights and will help the less fortunate (as this will also get me a few steps closer to heaven). I will continue to do deep water aerobics at least 4 times a week, drink 64 oz of water per day, and 300 wall pushups per week. I will not make cookies or cakes and I will not over indulge when at the xmas buffets. I will dance my arse off to burn extra calories and stay away from the high carbcal alcohol drinks so there will be no stories next year about me. I will not poke fun at Santa and his big belly as he needs it to make him more jolly. I will acknowledge the true meaning of Christmas and say a prayer for the less fortunate and our troops. I will limit humming christmas carols only to the 2 weeks before the holiday. I will work my best to get to onederland by Jan. 1st!! [/COLOR]


[COLOR=Red] *Ho-Ho-Ho, Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday* [/COLOR]
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:21 AM   #92
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6 yr Anniversary!!!!!!

Today I have been 6 years cigarette freeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!

It's the best thing I ever did, and one of the biggest accomplishements I am soooooooooooo darn happy

I've never felt better!! Yes, I'm gloating, and glowing.... oh, and breathing better, and less sick, and smell better, and happier, and not controlled by cigarettes, and and and....

*say [COLOR=Red]NO [/COLOR] to tobacco*

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Another milestone... day 60 of weight loss, again and last. I remember day 60 of not smoking, it was easier than day 30 but still very hard. However they are two totally different habits to break. Smoking I just quit. Eating, well, I cant just quit, I have to choose to eat the right things...thats so much harder!

207 this morning!!! :::logging -1 pound:::: That's about .3 lbs per gone per day since restarting. I'm cool with that This is also day 3 of the 3 day diet, thank goodness! I've been drinking lots of water and green tea. 60 mins DWA last night, which I really thought I wasnt going to make it the entire time. It's been a tough workout this week.

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tee ur doing great! happy 6th anniversary!!! i'm at 5.5 years now for me! smoking sux!
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Thanks Pooti! Congrats to you too! Looks like we quit about the same time I still have the stick I used to hold in my hand for work breaks that helped me. I dated it and it reminds me often of how easy the struggle was. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, but also the easiest. I know, that sounds weird but it's true
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21 ways to burn fat faster

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21 Ways to Burn Fat Faster

Wouldn't it be nice if you could eat whatever you wanted, blow off working out and still fit in your skinny jeans? While that's unlikely, it is possible to speed up your metabolism, that little engine in your body that burns calories. As you age, your metabolism slows down, chiefly because you lose around a half pound of muscle each year. "If you don't use the muscle, it atrophies," explains Pamela Peeke, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Maryland and author of Fight Fat After Forty. That translates into burning about 400 fewer calories each day, which could mean gaining a pound a week. But there's plenty you can do to rev your fat-burning furnace back up again, says Peeke. Here's the skinny:

Stock up on green tea
Green tea isn't known only for its cancer-fighting benefits: It may help boost your metabolism, too. People who took green-tea extract three times a day saw their metabolic rate increase by about 4 percent, according to a study published in the December 1999 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (Translation: You could burn an extra 60 calories a day, which equals about six pounds a year!) It may be because green tea contains catechins, which increase levels of the metabolism-speeding brain chemical norepinephrine, says Joy Bauer, a New York City nutritionist and author of Cooking with Joy.

Pump iron
Weight training is the ultimate way to burn calories fast. "A pound of muscle burns up to nine times the calories of a pound of fat," explains Richard Cotton, M.A., chief exercise physiologist for myexerciseplan.com. Weight training increases your resting metabolic rate, which is the number of calories you burn while sitting on your butt. What's more, it gives your metabolism an added boost after you exercise: It remains in overdrive for up to two hours after the last bench press, according to a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Strapped for time? Try these quick moves: squats, bench step-ups, lunges, push-ups, pull-ups and crunches. In a pinch, just do single sets of 10 for each exercise -- you'll get optimal results for the time invested.

Eat iron
Yeah, we just told you to pump iron, but you also need to eat it. "If you don't have enough of this mineral, your body can't get enough oxygen to your cells, which slows down your metabolism," explains Samantha Heller, R.D., a nutritionist at the New York University Medical Center. Most multivitamins contain around 18 mg (the RDA for adults); you can also get your fill by eating three to four daily servings of foods rich in iron, such as lean red meat, chicken, fortified cereal and soy nuts. If you are feeling symptoms such as fatigue and weakness, ask your doctor to test you for anemia (it's a simple blood test) at your next physical.

Order water -- and ask for a refill
A new German study found that when you drink 17 ounces of water (about two glasses) within a certain time frame, your metabolic rate shoots up by about 30 percent. Using these results, they estimate that by increasing your current water intake by 1.5 liters a day, a person would burn an extra 17,400 calories a year, resulting in about a five-pound weight loss.

Get your thyroid checked
Suspect you have a sluggish metabolism? You might have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland, which afflicts about 25 percent of American women -- many of whom don't know they have the condition, according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. "The thyroid gland controls your body's metabolism, so one of the first signs that it may be off is an inability to lose weight," explains Peeke. Your doctor can determine if you're suffering from hypothyroidism by running a blood test. If you do have an underactive thyroid, you'll be treated with a synthetic thyroid supplement, which you will need to take for the rest of your life (it will return your metabolism to normal, so it should be easier to lose weight).

Avoid alcohol
Want to keep your favorite meals from going straight to your hips (thighs, belly)? Wash them down with water, not wine. Alcohol slows your metabolism by depressing the central nervous system. A British study found that when alcohol was added to a high-fat, high-calorie meal, less dietary fat was burned off and more was stored as body fat.

Rev up your workouts
Interval training -- in which you add bursts of high-intensity moves into your workout -- is a surefire metabolism booster, says Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D., director of the Kinesiology Program at the University of Virginia and author of The Spark. Researchers at Laval University in Quebec found that high-intensity interval training burns more fat than regular, consistent aerobic exercise. If you usually jog at a 10-minute-mile pace, for example, add a 30-second sprint every five minutes. Or add a one-minute incline to your treadmill workout every five minutes. "Even if you just have 10 minutes for a quick workout, you can walk at a normal pace and then add in a 30-second bout of speed-walking every three minutes," recommends Gaesser.

Do more dairy
Women who ate low-fat dairy products, such as nonfat yogurt and low-fat cheese, three to four times a day lost 70 percent more fat than low-dairy dieters, according to a study published in the journal Obesity Research. "Calcium serves as a switch that tells your body to burn excess fat faster," explains study author Michael Zemel, M.D., director of the Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Sorry, but you won't reap the same benefits from calcium-fortified O.J. Research shows that you get the best results from dairy products themselves, not fortified foods. Aim for 1,200 mg, which includes about three servings of dairy a day.

Take up a new sport
Are you like Old Faithful when it comes to your morning walk or evening jog? Know this: The more you do an activity, the more your body adapts to it, so you burn fewer calories. If you want to light a fire under your metabolism, consider cross-training. For example, if you normally walk, try biking instead. "Since you're not used to working all those different muscles, it's a more intense workout, which can translate into a greater metabolic after-burn because your body is working harder to recover and get oxygen to all your tissues," says Carol Espel, M.S., an exercise physiologist for Equinox Fitness Clubs in New York City.

Go fish
Break out the lemon wedges: Regular fish eaters tend to have lower levels of the hormone leptin -- good because high levels of leptin have been linked to low metabolism and obesity, says Louis Aronne, M.D., an obesity specialist at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. Try to consume three to four servings of a fatty fish, such as salmon, tuna or mackerel, each week.

Say ommm
Stress may contribute to abdominal fat, according to several studies, including a recent one at the University of California, San Francisco. "When you're stressed, hormones like cortisol stimulate your appetite, slow your metabolism down and encourage fat storage inside your abdomen," explains Shawn Talbott, Ph.D., director of the Nutrition Clinic at the University of Utah. So what's a frazzled girl to do? "Find an activity that reduces stress for you, whether it's listening to soothing music or taking yoga, and do it daily," advises Talbott.

Have a PB & J
Think peanut butter is only for pint-sized palates? Think again. PB is rich in magnesium, a mineral that motors up your metabolism by giving your cells energy. Aim for 320 mg a day of magnesium: Good food sources include a peanut butter sandwich made with whole-wheat bread (100 mg) or spinach (1/2 cup has 80 mg).

Exercise off that PMS
You could lose more weight exercising during the later phase of your menstrual cycle than at any other time in your cycle, according to a recent study from the University of Adelaide in Australia. Hormones estrogen and progesterone fire up your fat-burning furnace: They promote your body's use of fat as an energy supply, so more is burned off when you exercise. "Women burned about 30 percent more fat for the two weeks following ovulation to about two days before menstruation," explains study author Leanne Redman.

Don't blow off breakfast
Studies show that eating breakfast plays a part in successful weight loss -- almost 80 percent of people who successfully keep weight off chow down on this meal, according to a study published in Obesity Research. "Your metabolism slows as you sleep, and the process of digesting food revs it up again," explains Heller. Aim for a 300- to 400-calorie breakfast, such as a high-fiber cereal (another metabolism booster) with skim milk and fruit.

Pump up protein
Not in an extreme, Atkins sort of way, but having a little protein at every meal fires up your metabolism. "Your digestive system uses more energy to break it down, so you burn more calories," explains Lisa Dorfman, R.D. However, keep protein levels to between 20 and 35 percent of your diet; eating too much of it can cause kidney strain and may cause your body to store too much fat.

Snack away during the day
Grazing is a surprisingly good idea because it helps you avoid metabolic slowdown. "Your body will be tricked into thinking it's constantly eating, so it will never slow your metabolism down," explains Bauer. Aim for five small meals (200 to 500 calories) a day rather than three large ones. Also try not to go more than four hours without eating -- if you eat breakfast at 7am, for example, have a snack at 10am, lunch at noon, another snack at 3pm and dinner at 7pm.

Skip the starch
Carb crazy? Consider this: Refined carbohydrates, such as bread, potatoes and rice, create a surge in insulin that in turn drives down your resting metabolic rate, explains Aronne. "It's important to keep carbohydrates in your diet, but really focus on fruits, vegetables and whole grains, which have less of an effect on insulin levels," he explains. And when buying whole-grain breads and cereals, make sure the first ingredient listed is whole wheat, whole oat or cracked wheat.

Break up your workouts
Try dividing your workouts into two shorter 20-minute sessions. You'll rev up your metabolism for an hour or two after each workout, which means you'll burn more calories than if you did one longer session. Don't have time? Even small bursts of activity will get your metabolism chugging again, according to a study in Nature. "Just a five-minute walk around the house every hour translates into an extra 200 to 300 calories burned every day," says Peeke.

Pace while you're on the phone
People who are constantly in motion -- crossing and uncrossing their legs, stretching and pacing -- burn more calories. When researchers at the Mayo Clinic asked subjects to eat an additional 1,000 calories a day for eight weeks, they found that only the nonfidgeters stored the calories as fat.

Eat more bananas
They're full of potassium, which revs up your metabolism by regulating your body's water balance, says vitamin expert Susan Lark, M.D., author of The Lark Letter. If you're dehydrated, you'll burn fewer calories. Make sure you're getting at least 2,000 mg: a banana has 450 mg, a cup of milk has 370 mg and an orange has 250 mg.

Get enough z's
Yeah, Russell Crowe may be on Letterman, but it's way more important for your waistline if you don't stay up. A study at the University of Chicago Medical Center found that people who got only four hours of sleep had much more difficulty processing carbs. The culprit? Increased levels of insulin and the stress hormone cortisol. "When you're exhausted, your body lacks the energy to do its normal day-to-day functions, which includes burning calories efficiently," says Talbott. So the best way to make sure your metabolism runs smoothly is to get six to eight hours of shut-eye each night.
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Old 12-02-2005, 08:33 AM   #97
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206 this morning! I am thankful the 3 day diet is over! It was really tough this time, I wasnt satisfied with the day menu and was hungry, not good! It might have been cuz I worked myself up over it and knew it before I started. Sometimes it's mind over matter. I swallowed all the tuna and beets last night without chewing... it took alot of water! It worked.. 210 the first day, 206 the morning after the last day... so cool!

I'm getting sick <cough hack> Need to be here at work today...grrrrr. Have an appt that cant be missed at 2pm. This sucks!! But it's Friday, and that's good!!!

60 min DWA last night. I will take a break from it for a couple days now until I get feeling better. I should have known being in a community environment where there's kids that I would get sick.

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[COLOR=Black]Thats 4 pounds!!! Thats Awesome Tee!! Had to laugh bout the not chewing, I do that sometimes when I'm not hungry, just so I can get it down real fast... KUTGW, your doing fanfriggintastic!!....Lei [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=Black]Had to laugh bout the not chewing[/COLOR]
You would have wet your pants last night watching me!! I had to eat a whole cup of plain tuna.... I would have rather been beat with a wet towel (oh wait, that's another story)! hehehehe

I doubled my water intake this week and am drinking tons of green tea.. did that play a factor? I dont know... I did forget to eat (I mean.. swallow) my beets on the first day, but it seemed to all work out
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I'm siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick wah It's all in my chest... wish I could just take one big cough and get it all over with! Right now, nothing, no matter how hard it try <cough hack>.. So i greased up with Vicks, put a log on the fire and cuddled on the cough to a good movie, or two. It's such a waste sitting in front of the tube on a Saturday but I had no choice DBF left early for the Shriner's Toy Run and hasnt returned yet. Him and the boys are eating lunch at Red Robin.

Only problem is... tonite is the big poker run volunteer appreciation pizza party, oh and I'm the Chairman... <cough hack> This is going to be fun.... not!

Missed aerobics today.. prolly got this yuck stuff from some kid in the pool anyhow... kids are germ magnets I did manage to get in some wall pushups and some stretching.. that's about my limit today. 206 this morning, so I'm holding in there. Only 1.5 days left of the weekend! haha! I planned on eating only the tops of the pizza tonite and a salad.

Been sticking with a very low carb menu. Made some yummy cabbage and ham casserole from a recipe I got off the boards a long time ago.. it was yummy!! Had a little of it with my eggs this morning..mmmmm Also some peanut butter creme cheese balls.. I added a little cinnamin, spenda and allspice... yeah baby!

Have a groovy low carb weekend!

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cough cough hack hack... need I say more? On my second movie for the day.. cups and cups of green and herbal tea, lots of water.. Cant' exercise, that's just too much right now.

Last night went good, I ate the topping off 4 pcs of pizza and had a hot cup of tea. I won the big prize! Ok, technically DBF won the big prize. But whats his is mine and whats mine is mine, right?

Today... eggs, hot dog, apple, peanut butter balls and some cabbage and ham for din-din. I'm pretty much camped on the couch all day, I think I'm getting bed sores!!! ahhhhh!!! Sure makes my body stiff just lying around. Maybe I'll try a few minutes of the gazelle later, but I'm not pushing too hard today.

207 this morning. Am thinking of the 3 day diet again.. as long as I dont freak myself out over the menu, I can do it. It sure shows results. The good part is Im teaching myself to eat right normally... So, no binging, no overkilll on the cheesecakes ect..

DBF is bringing in the christmas boxes!! yeah!!

'tis the season

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Sunday night blues on KINK..... Love sitting here at the puter blue'zin out.... try to never miss a sunday night........ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeahhhhhhhhh babyyyyyyyy
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haha, not really! Still feel like crap but there ain't nuttin' gunna come between me and my sunday night bluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuezzzzz... ahh lordy lordy....... yeah yeahhhhhhhhhhhh give it to me bay-yay-yay-yay-byyyyyy



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I know I know, keep the day job and no more singing out loud but sometimes I just cant help myself!

Me and my cold stayed home from work today. Daytime TV is true hell. All the soap opera's and they got a gazillion talk shows! Had I known I was going to be tortured today I would have saved some movies. I actually watched Jerry Springer. This is just wrong!!! OMG, I have flipped! I have been hittin' the cough syrup pretty hard, suppose I need to slow down! hehe

Exercise is hell to do while sick. My body has been so sore from lying around I had to get on the gazelle last night. I worked it hard for 25 minutes, it really felt good to get moving.. gotta love that adrennalin (sp?) rush!!

Santa came home last night with a big bag for me I've been talking about starting a lighted xmas village but havent found one I really liked yet or have the $ for the ones I do.. So Santa said I needed a Rockwell Christmas collection!! WOWSA BABY!! >insert favorite song and dance here< I got 3 lighted houses and 7 other pieces...very cool and detailed! Santa gets a big cookie for that score hehe

That's about it.. going back to the couch.

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Drug my arse into work today. Am feeling a little better. If not I know I would have had to go to the doctor asap. Besides, I cant lay around all day.

208 this morning and TOM is here. >grumble grumble< Work is busy, I feel light headed... >grouchygrrrbitebark< ok... feeling better.

Sad.. but I have a good girl friend in my life that cant be friends with be anymore because her hubby is holding a grudge against me. I havent had anything like this happen since I was a teenager. I'm done trying to figure out the whys and ready to move on in my life. I guess they werent that close of friends after all. Another holiday blip. Oh well... my life goes on, but it's such a sad picture.

I hope Im feeling better my tonite, I really need to work out.

Could'nt help but entertaining myself yesterday... so I dressed up the cat



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All we can do is take it 1 day at a time and 1 lb at a time.
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I have my bottle of cough syrup right next to me. I slept very good last night.. that might of had to do with the class getting over after 930p! I managed to get to deep water aerobics last night. 60 hard strenuous minutes! It's amazing how my body was yearning for a good work out. I was so stiff, it felt really good to stretch and work my muscles (even though I still feel under the weather). I understand the addrenillin rush of exercise and will continue to make it a part of my routine for the rest of my life. <keep saying that over and over> They said last night that the pool will close over xmas... I gasped! What am I going to do?!?! I tried the gazelle sat night and my calves still hurt!

Other than that.. I'm very focused on losing weight. I've had some cravings the last week or two but have been able to control them. I just make sure nothing is in the kitchen that I can grab and stuff in my mouth without anyone seeing! ha!

What I am really missing is riding my motorcycle. It seems like it's been weeks and weeks. It's such a release for me. I would have went on the toy run last weekend but i was sick <coughhack>. As soon as I'm better I'm bundling up and hitting the throttle! Dont worry, we have heated gear... I'm warm all the time, yeah baby!!

I still have xmas stuff all over the dining room. Hopefully I'll get enough energy to pick it all up before new years! Except my chirstmas village looks so beautiful, I may have to get a china cabinet to keep that in year round!

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Old 12-07-2005, 11:42 AM   #110
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Wow, calculating that out... it's 25% of my weight loss! I'm 1/4 there!! or .25 percent, or half minus half, or only 75% more to go, or 1/5th plus a fifth, or just take a shot out of the fifth......

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[COLOR=Black]Your journel is starting to look so "festive" looking...... And your fur baby looks pretty fancy in his holiday gear..... Hope your feeling a lil better today, I hate how it feels when your sick and just dont feel like doing anything..... KUTGW!!......Lei[/COLOR]
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Tis the season to be festive!!!

I am feeling better and better each day. I did run out of tissues and had to stop and get some on my lunch hour. It's bright and sunny outside but cold as he11! Feels like snow :::thinking about breaking out in a tune of Bing Crosby's White Christmas::::::

After 4 days of laying around doing nothing but feeling miserable, then 2 days of working out, I'm pretty sore I worked it pretty hard the last 2 days, I guess I thought I needed some serious catching up! Last night I had ice on my neck/shoulders (my trouble spots). Tonite I'm back at it. I burned a couple workout CD's for the instructor... 1 of my faves Elvis Presley "The Rocker"! That's some of the best dancing/work out music there is!! That's right baby ::::curling lip and rotating pelvis:::: Thank you, thank you very much. The other being a Disco Workout CD (I'll save the YMCA imitation for later)

Last night 60 min DWA, lots of water and green tea. I'm sticking to my goals and not letting any jolly santas, sparkling candy canes, smells of gingerbread houses, or any generous contractors get in my way! Yes, we had our first food delivery today from the generous contractors... specialty donuts MY PERSONAL FAVE! Say NO to donuts!!!! I told him to get the he11 out of our office! Really We also got hickory farms and some wine... and this is just the beginning! AHHHHHH Control control control!!!

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I have 6 bandaids on 3 fingers. I dont know what happened after the cat got me and the papercut... but I got 3 more cuts! My right hand, the thumb, first finger, and middle finger. Like I dont use those!! ouchie argh!! I'm just accident prone I guess. As long as I can lose a pound from it, I'm good.. ha! TOM is over, I'm back to exercising, still a little congested but not bad. I've been real good at staying away from my sweet coffee concoctions. I know I need to stay on my plan and not lose focus. I'm doing very well and it seems to be working. Of course I havent been to bunko or any parties or barbeques lately.

Drum roll please :::::tappatappatappatappatappa::::: I'm a now a member (again and last) of the 20lb gone forever club!!


edited to also say... I finally am wearing a suede belt I bought that was too small (yeah I know, why buy a smaller belt). I ordered it and the measurements were ok... but they didnt measure from the last hole, they measured from end to end!

Remember, everyone is different and will show different results. Find what works for your body (after many trial and errors) and keep it up!

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That's fantastic

And in your prior post...we call donuts *fat pills* in our family.
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...we call donuts *fat pills* in our family.
Fat Pills!! That's too funny and sooooooo true! It'd be easier just to paste them on my stomach! It's my weakness for sure. I managed to restrain from nibbling yesterday, but it happens too often at work. I have a supplier that comes in especially to see me and bring me donuts, even though I verbally abuse him about it everytime!
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Oh boy... today is the company xmas party. Free alcohol from 6:30p-10:30p and of course the mega buffet, appetizers and dessert!

I got up in the morning and worked out for and hour.. then worked around the house until it was time to get ready. I knew I would be ok with the food as I dont eat as much as I used too so I fill up faster. But I must stay focused on my choices and amounts. DBF looks really handsome tonite Black jeans, black leather vest and white button up shirt... hot stuff! I have on a black boho dress with sexy strappy sandals. We are ready to go out on the town! I decided I would be the designated driver and he could drink.

We got there and I had some veggie appetizers. DBF had a couple long island ice teas. Dinner came around and I stuck with the Salmon and asparagus and spinach salad. I'm so proud to say I walked right past the pasta and fluffy potatoes! Yeah!! My plate looked balanced and light. I even had food left on the plate when I finally said... I'm full... put down the fork! I did have one small bite of DBF dessert... cheesecake, duh! YUMMM!!

As the night went on, DBF switched to coffee... and moved into the DD spot. I, of course, switched to Tequila. Straight, no mixers = NO carbs! (see, I'm always thinking!) No salt as that retains water. One shot led to another, and another, and another... ect... I was feeling pretty good before long and was making lots of friends!

It was probably the funnest party yet! While everyone was busy playing the casino games, I stuck to the middle of the bar line and chatted with all the young drunk construction guys. DBF was busy gambling the play money as we wanted the home depot prize! I am also proud to say I didnt win any lamp shade awards but felt very popular before the nights end

It was a good night.. I dont have any regrets with my food choices or alcohol. We plan for days like this.

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The worst part of getting drunk is that I can't sleep! I was tossing and turning all night! Luckily we got to sleep in. Then got up and went to DWA for an hour. That felt good. We worked around the house all day. DBF put up some lights and fixed the door. I did laundry all day, cleaned and watched a couple movies. The weather was cold but beautiful blue out so we had a fire log going all day. It was nice

204 this morning.. but I suspect it will go up tommorrow from the party on Sat. It always does. Besides always being higher on Mondays since that's the day I log. :blush:

I hate being home and around food all day. I didnt really eat bad food, just seems I ate alot... all day long! ugh! carrots, peanut butter, eggs, apples, sausage.. I didnt log my food, so I'm sure it was more than that. I know when I dont write it down I get out of hand, it's that compulsive overeating disorder I have. That's also why I need to stay accountable with a journal... like here. Have you noticed when you do bad that you dont come to LCF? It's like guilt. But not matter what ups and downs I have, I know I need to stay with it. I'm not perfect, but as long as I try.... I can make anything happen!

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Man, the next two weeks is going to be really crazy at work! I hate it when work cuts into my personal time!

207 this morning... see what happened!! Too many carrots, apples and too late in the day to eat yesterday... It's got to be the weight of the food not the fat that tipped my scale. I'm sure in a couple days I'll be back to 203 (although 202 would be better!). It's all part of my pattern. No problem. I'm still with it, I'm still focused, I'm not deprived..that's what it's all about

The damn kalua cake is here! This is the one thing that is the toughest to resist!! The kalua oozing all over the plate......... AHHHHHHHHHHH HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! Oh no.... stop thinking about it, avoid the kitchen, put blinders on when walking by... Smack my coworkers when they tempt me, and they will! They would rather see me fail and suffer!! Bastards! I hate them all!!!! Crap crap crap!!!!! RESIST!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A nice warm cup of dieter's tea and back to 203 this morning

70 mins of DWA last night at a new pool. The gal who was instructing was just there to chat and splash with her friend. They talked and splashed each other the whole time! The sad part was, they both are extremely overweight and by the looks of the workout, they didnt plan on burning any calories either (sad, I know). It was all about kicking your feet from one side of the pool to the other, not using your arms. Uh, deep water aerobics = aerobic workout, duh! I was dissapointed. If I'm going to spend over an hour and a half of my time and get wet, I want some fat to burn! I guess some use these classes as social hour. Not me man, I spent 70 minutes doing my own thing, getting my heart rate up and burnin' it baby!! I'll stick to my cute little athletic instructors at the other pool. They push me, I love that. It gives me something to strive for.

DBF is meeting with the mediators and stb-ex today for the start of the divorice...
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