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Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring has Sprung ( hardly)... and let the Diet Begin




Spring is finally here!

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 The weatherman says we are going to get snow tomorrow!
                                                        
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This winter has set me back.....way back. 

                      The winter blues hit hard.

                      The doldrums sucked the life out of me

                       The dread of snow storms and constant cold and dark made me over eat...'cause what else was there to do anyway?....and no one was going to see the extra pounds under all those layers right right?....wrong!


I neglected my waistline so much that it has been replaced by a spare tire.

I even began to look at the maternity section in Target and thought...."Hmm I wonder if any of that stuff is on sale".
                                     


This looks so comfy
             Man I could totally rock this!


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Soooo now that it is Spring on the Calender ( someone please let Mother Nature Know and tell her to Knock it off with the snow already!)

I am on a diet.......again

I cant afford a gym membership...or to order those Nutra-System meals either.
 This time My Darling Daughter downloaded the App "My Plate" to my phone....and I have to say it is really helping me stay on track. You put in some info about yourself and you are off.

You simply type in whatever you eat and it will tell you how many calories you have taken in and how much you have left for the rest of the day. You can even scan the bar codes of packages and it will calculate how many calories are there too.


So far I have lost three pounds. I'm not starving myself or trying to lose ten pounds in a week.


My goal is to lose 25-30...in however time it takes me...

                               slow and steady.... 
                                               and maybe this tortoise will finally win the race!
                                           

11 comments:

  1. You are such a pretty tortoise and I think you will win the race. Slow and steady sounds good.

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    1. Awww you are too sweet! I think slow and steady is the best way to go.thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Good for you! They always say that the faster you lose, the faster you gain it back. Slow and steady is the best. And you WILL get there!

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    1. Hi Ginny! I have finally accepted that it's going to take time and that I will have to be patient and put in the work. Their are no easy short cuts.

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  3. Slow and steady is the absolute ONLY method -- it's all about changing lifestyle and habits, otherwise what comes off quick goes back on quick -- Just make sure you are happy - everything else will fall in to line after that - Summer is coming :-)

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  4. I hear you, Joanne. I am really struggling with my weight again. Eating that half a box of cookies just now didn't help. Really, I did it! Then there are those chocolate covered orange sticks! I told my husband to PLEASE STOP bringing these things home. Normally, I am not one to snack or eat such things, but I have been doing a lot of mindless eating. It has to STOP!!!!

    Good luck with your plan.

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    1. Hi Sally, "mindless eating" <----I was doing this and then some. Also what really doomed me was the late night snacking. Oh how I love a late snack in front of the TV. Gone is the lactose free Ice cream....now Its nothing but water or jello after a certain time.UGH!

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  5. Winter is not over back east, from what I am told. Do not buy that mumu! It condemns you to a road of big ugly dresses.

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    1. LOL! Susan you are RIGHT! I must resist the urge to buy that big ugly comfy dress!

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  6. I also am dieting and use my plate for their recipes. I am too lazy to put in the calories and all that stuff. I am losing very slowly and if I have a day I want to eat I do... Good luck. The mumu does look comfy. no elastics, lol...

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I LOVE comments...I think I'm addicted to them! they are like chips...oooo chips....or chocolate....yum...chocolate. Or like......can ya tell I'm dieting? Please leave me a comment so that I can keep my mind off of snacks!!!