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Happy Birthday to Me

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Today is my birthday, and along with the birthday comes a great deal of introspection. My weight loss has stalled, and I really can't call it a "plateau" because I know perfectly well that I have not been as good as I should be. I don't even think I have lost motivation, but a lot of the things I wrote in my last blog entry are still true.

I started a new job on June 2. The irony is that my job is a walker's paradise and I usually do a lot more walking during the week than on the weekends. I think for most people it is the other way around, but not for me. It is one aspect of the job (which is a temporary one. I am not sure how long I will be there but I am hoping until at least the end of the year) that I really like.

However, I definitely have less time to devote to Spark People. I don't log my food as religiously as I used to, and it definitely shows. However, I am not sure that is the only reason. I have tried writing things down and then entering them at night, but only with moderate success. I think I have broken my own rules on a number of fronts by engaging in emotional eating and then not writing down what I have eaten because I don't want to face it.

Anyway, I have to make some adjustments. I haven't really lost weight for two months, but I haven't gained either, so that is good. I am sure we will have some sort of birthday dinner, but I am telling myself that I don't want to eat a bunch of fattening things just because it is my birthday.

Thanks to all who have acknowledged me in some way, either with Spark Mails, goodies, or comments. I don't always acknowledge back, but everything is appreciated.

I will be updating my page soon with some pictures and updated goals (my posted goal for 8/1 clearly is not going to be met, not even close).
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    emoticon Happy Birthday! The suggestions for cake recipes sound good. I have used the applesauce often, it works great. Have a good time with your family and start back again.
    4438 days ago
    Wow look at all that good stuff! Happy Birthday! Congratulations on the new job! Good for you on all the walking! Way to go on the maintaining! Thank you for the thank you! Good job on recognizing the possibilities to go haywire on your birthday and not giving in to temptation ahead of time!
    Did you know you can substitute applesauce for oil? cup oil? NO! cup of applesauce, oh yeah! or, make a weight watcher cake, wet ingredients, just one can of diet cola and the dry cake mix. Now tell your friends and eat that cake baby and enjoy your birthday!
    4438 days ago
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    Time is a HUGE factor, but writing things down is a bit of a reality check. Keep yourself accountable. When you are ready to get back to this... we will all be here for you. Nobody said that it would be easy. So... keep trucking!! I heard an interesting saying that went *something* like this:

    You're either committed to losing weight, or you're not. There is no in between.

    This was a HUGE reality check for me... and I am now doing everything I can to be committed. YOU can do it too!!

    4438 days ago
    Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you....
    Don't beat yourself up you have done really well, we are all only human and can slip every now and then. Enjoy your day, then just get back on track after your celerbrations, after all we really need to celerbrate. It was mine last Saturday and I did enjoy it and the couple of meals out that came with it, but this week I am back on track, just don't feel bad, celerbrate what you have done....enjoy, live, love and laugh.. emoticon
    4439 days ago
    Singing - HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! ----- My kids duck when I start singing this.


    4439 days ago
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