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Old 07-10-2013, 07:55 AM   #421
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Wow Jen!!! FANTASTIC!! you are doing so well.. keep it up!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #422
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Thanks, Darlin'! It's easy-peezy and looking forward to another week. I'm only 1 pound from my 10 lbs mini goal
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:11 AM   #423
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:15 AM   #424
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I have been seriously considering the Nike watch a co-worker has. I will definitely start with a pedometer first. Finances considering...have to limit purchases right now due to the expensive move! Moving is soooo expensive...I cannot believe i used to move every year.
I have a polar ft7 heart rate monitor that i LOVE it shows me where my heartrate is and how many calories burnt. i don't work out without it.

You can start small with the pedometer. we're actually doing a challenge at work we started. So i have a pedometer now. There are three challenges, they end in October. That should really help me STAY active!
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:37 AM   #425
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Lexi, i'll definitely get the pedometer. Thanks! You definitely will have no problem getting fit and active with the challenges
So, my husband sends me this IM regarding my 3 year old -Rory and my 15 year old Sarah...prepare to bust a gut laughing...

Sarah, bang bang bang(knocking on door) I want to play with you what the poop open the door now! What the poop, play with me now and give me your ipod for the fruit game(fruit ninja)..wake up! I just heard this (Ric says)
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lol so cute, i love toddlers!!!!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:23 PM   #428
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congrats Jen!! Good going with the IF and exercise, it's definitely working for you.
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Good morning!! Thanks for the motivating words and congratulations! I celebrated a little last night with a 100 cal beer that isn't bad. And listen to this....I only had 1 and stayed in my eating window and calorie limit. I even had a few carby treats. It wasn't much; just some roasted potatoes and a few jordan almonds. I still counted them and remember that I am not restricting myself from what I eat, but calories. However, protein and fat keep me fuller and I definitely remember that. Percentages yesterday looked great! 65% fat, 17.5% protein and 17.5% carbs. I'm only keeping an eye on the percentages because I know this is where my body likes to be right now. I haven't looked into the fat fast yet but may be a good tool if I start to plateau. However, that shouldn't happen for a while; I hope
Exercise was in the house with my exercise ball. Did 100 sit-ups and 20 squats. I also walked yesterday for around 10 minutes.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:56 AM   #430
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That is awesome Jen!! You have a good handle on what you want to do, and you are succeeding!! So excited for you!!
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That's right Deb!! Nothing is off limits. I learned that from Bethany Frankels book, Naturally Thin. All of my reading is paying off and i'm learning that moderation is key for me.
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That's right Deb!! Nothing is off limits. I learned that from Bethany Frankels book, Naturally Thin. All of my reading is paying off and i'm learning that moderation is key for me.
I SO TOTALLY AGREE!!!
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:06 AM   #433
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Girl, you are doing GREAT! No matter what the plan, mindfulness and consistency are the key, and you are so THERE!
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Thanks, Jessica! You are doing awesome also! I am very open about what I am doing at work. I am glad I am not battling the guys in our weight loss competition. They are ruthless and a lot more motivated than my group of ladies. The ladies are already thin and I don't think they have much to lose. However, I find myself challenging the guys maybe because I don't feel like the girls are much competition. I dunno...just want to stay motivated and the skinny girls don't do that for me
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I like this:

Intuitive Eating Principles

Reject the Diet Mentality. Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight. If you allow even one small hope to linger that a new and better diet might be lurking around the corner, it will prevent you from being free to rediscover Intuitive Eating.
Honor Your Hunger. Keep your body biologically fed with adequate energy and carbohydrates. Otherwise you can trigger a primal drive to overeat. Once you reach the moment of excessive hunger, all intentions of moderate, conscious eating are fleeting and irrelevant. Learning to honor this first biological signal sets the stage for re-building trust with yourself and food.
Make Peace with Food. Call a truce, stop the food fight! Give yourself unconditional permission to eat. If you tell yourself that you can't or shouldn't have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and, often, bingeing When you finally “give-in” to your forbidden food, eating will be experienced with such intensity, it usually results in Last Supper overeating, and overwhelming guilt.
Challenge the Food Police. Scream a loud "NO" to thoughts in your head that declare you're "good" for eating under 1000 calories or "bad" because you ate a piece of chocolate cake. The Food Police monitor the unreasonable rules that dieting has created . The police station is housed deep in your psyche, and its loud speaker shouts negative barbs, hopeless phrases, and guilt-provoking indictments. Chasing the Food Police away is a critical step in returning to Intuitive Eating.
Respect Your Fullness. Listen for the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry. Observe the signs that show that you're comfortably full. Pause in the middle of a meal or food and ask yourself how the food tastes, and what is your current fullness level?
Discover the Satisfaction Factor. The Japanese have the wisdom to promote pleasure as one of their goals of healthy living In our fury to be thin and healthy, we often overlook one of the most basic gifts of existence--the pleasure and satisfaction that can be found in the eating experience. When you eat what you really want, in an environment that is inviting and conducive, the pleasure you derive will be a powerful force in helping you feel satisfied and content. By providing this experience for yourself, you will find that it takes much less food to decide you've had "enough".
Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food. Find ways to comfort , nurture, distract, and resolve your issues without using food. Anxiety, loneliness, boredom, anger are emotions we all experience throughout life. Each has its own trigger, and each has its own appeasement. Food won't fix any of these feelings. It may comfort for the short term, distract from the pain, or even numb you into a food hangover. But food won't solve the problem. If anything, eating for an emotional hunger will only make you feel worse in the long run. You'll ultimately have to deal with the source of the emotion, as well as the discomfort of overeating.
Respect Your Body. Accept your genetic blueprint. Just as a person with a shoe size of eight would not expect to realistically squeeze into a size six, it is equally as futile (and uncomfortable) to have the same expectation with body size. But mostly, respect your body, so you can feel better about who you are. It's hard to reject the diet mentality if you are unrealistic and overly critical about your body shape.
Exercise--Feel the Difference. Forget militant exercise. Just get active and feel the difference. Shift your focus to how it feels to move your body, rather than the calorie burning effect of exercise. If you focus on how you feel from working out, such as energized, it can make the difference between rolling out of bed for a brisk morning walk or hitting the snooze alarm. If when you wake up, your only goal is to lose weight, it's usually not a motivating factor in that moment of time.
Honor Your Health--Gentle Nutrition. Make food choices that honor your health and tastebuds while making you feel well. Remember that you don't have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. You will not suddenly get a nutrient deficiency or gain weight from one snack, one meal, or one day of eating. It's what you eat consistently over time that matters, progress not perfection is what counts.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:34 AM   #436
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I LOVE THIS!!!
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #437
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Me too...i found it on a website that described Intuitive Eating. This is how people are naturally thin with healthy bodies and healthy minds.
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That was awesome.
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wow...powerful post. I will have to print and read, probably daily because it really hit home in a lot of areas. Thanks for posting

Congrats on hitting your target and exercising! Regarding challenge at work, I too would need a higher challenge to really get that competitive bug/juice going as I'm not really a competitor LOL. Siding with the men would be fun and more challenging, but frustrating at the same time
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Just got back from a 20 minute walk. it really winded me since it's nearly 102 degrees outside. I feel great and brought back a jamba juice. 711 was giving away free slurpies but decided that my body wanted some yummy fruit instead. I picked the pomegranate paradise. Much better than whatever is in a slurpee ...i assure you there is no fruit in that interesting concoction. I will probably do the same thing and print that post. It really hit home for me and I'm guilty of everything on there including exercising to lose weight instead of doing it for how I feel. I've got great energy and glad I listened to my body and grabbed some jamba juice.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:31 AM   #441
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That is wonderful Jen! Every step forward is a new learning experience! You made a great choice, but remember if you had really WANTED the slurpee it would be ok.. It is great to listen to your body!!

Have a great FRIDAY and slay them at the interview!!
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Interview Day!! I am super excited...not even nervous! I guess because this is the Fourth Attempt and I'm a natural interviewer. However, I have noticed that there is a lot more competition these days. I am thankful for the job I have; I just need something to occupy my mind more. I don't know how to explain it, but I really need to be challenged in order to be happy.

Deb, thanks and I was thinking the same thing. The only reason I wanted the slurpee was because it was FREE The body didn't really want it, but my mind sure did

Have an awesome day! Btw, my brother came in last night, so excited to see him. i hope all goes well at the house today!
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I feel like following my weight watchers plan has really allowed me to look at food this way. If im hungry, i eat, i Don't over eat and practice self control. If I want a cookie/cake/ice cream I eat that too, all in moderation. I track it and move on. It really helps me make smarter choices, nothing is off limits to me and therefore i don't feel like im being restricted and honestly feel like this is something i can sustain for the rest of my life. thats what its all about, isn't it?
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I absolutely LOVE weight watchers. I think the reason I failed with WW is because I didn't envision it as a change of lifestyle. Again; I had the diet mentality. I did it; lost weight-stopped and gained it all back then some. Lexi you are rockin' WW!! Soon you will be replacing Jennifer Hudson as their spokes model
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I absolutely LOVE weight watchers. I think the reason I failed with WW is because I didn't envision it as a change of lifestyle. Again; I had the diet mentality. I did it; lost weight-stopped and gained it all back then some. Lexi you are rockin' WW!! Soon you will be replacing Jennifer Hudson as their spokes model
LOL wouldn't that be nice?!?! haha
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Heehee! Lexi you are gorgeous! Btw, today I feel beautiful. I have not felt that way in a long time. Also, my clothes are getting super loose. I love it!
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Heehee! Lexi you are gorgeous! Btw, today I feel beautiful. I have not felt that way in a long time. Also, my clothes are getting super loose. I love it!
You are too kind, thank you I am so happy for you that you are feeling so good! I know that feeling of not feeling pretty and unattractive. its so nice to slowly start feeling that again.
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I know...I feel so radiant today and want it to continue. I can definitely understand where things started going wrong in my life now. I made an emotional decision to leave my last place of employment where I really felt like somebody and a key contributor to growth. Since leaving; I have found myself settling due to my lack of self worth. Plus hearing so many No's leaves you thinking there may be something wrong with you. Needless to say, it's an ugly cycle and that is why today I will ask for what I deserve. I am worth it and I can feel it again. So close to my interview...I'm starting to get butterflies which is good, because I love the way they feel Like the start of a new relationship...first date, first kiss, etc...Love you guys!
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