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Motivation Wagon Jumpers: March 22-28: How will spring affect your routines? Mar 23 2015
21:54 (UTC)
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It's spring.  What changes is spring going to make to your routine for both dieting and exercise.

I am ready to absorb some sunshine!!!.  started by dragging out the tiller and took it town for repairs. Going to have a large garden this year. about 1000 ft of rows.

Fired up the motorcycle turn signals are shorted. Put it on the trailer and took it to the shop.  Worked on three different houses. Sat and Sunday. Just closed on one about 40 miles away. starting the rehab soon.

Looked at the boat and said OH well, gotta go to work.

Fired my helper and hired another to work on wives jobs. (she has started a list) Must be feeling better. LOL 

Crew started a storm shelter today met with them this morn. 

Trying to get to logging again. Have to get my mindset right. 70 degrees today. wish I didn't work behind a desk.

I am ready for spring to begin.

 

Hope everyone is having a great week.

Motivation Wagon Jumpers-March 15 to March 21: Emotional Eating and how it affects you. Mar 16 2015
15:24 (UTC)
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Emotional Eating

stress is a big factor to my emotional eating. being the only one at the house right now, I tend to grab something fast quick and easy. you know that means lost of calories of a snack type food. I try to keep form buying those things, but it happens.

I have lately been hungry all the time. Craving Sweets , my joints are hurting. I bought some cereal  I really like (corn flakes).   that has helped somewhat.  But late night snacking has taken over me.  I tried drinking water. again and again but it just didn't curb the hunger I was feeling.  Wife being gone, weather, no business, lack of sunshine, not sleeping, all that stuff has taken a toll on me.

I spent yesterday painting the upstairs (her half house) doors and frames. Figured I would take advantage of the fact she was gone. For those of you that know enamel paint has a smell. Went outside it was a beautiful 70 degree day, cleaned up the motorcycle, went for a little ride.  took in some sunshine. That helped my mood as much as anything. Even the Chickens are out soaking up the sunshine.

counting calories. I have gotten away from it and my weight gain tells that.

I will get started again today.

   

 

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers March 8-14: Positive self-talk & reassessing Wagon Jumpers rules Mar 13 2015
02:29 (UTC)
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1. Do you practice positive self-talk/affirmations? I try to be a positive person. Lately it's been a struggle.

2. How long have you been on Calorie Count? since 2011, logging mostly.  

3. Wagon Jumpers has changed over time and the introduction to this thread may not have kept up. I have made a few minor modifications. Please take a look at it. Would you change anything? Do you practice rule #2 – reaching out to people on the MIA list?

I had literally given up. Decided to quit calorie count. Stopped exercising, and logging. The weight has come back.  Today someone sent me a reminder. That's what I needed to snap me out of it. Again thank you.

 

Wife had a operation, will be in town for 6 weeks with her mother. Between running back and forth and work I have been on the road a lot.  I got off exercise bike when I went to a trade show for three days and never got back on.  Between time change and was snowed in on the mountain for the most of two weeks. it's been a long winter. and now the rains have started. 

I am so ready for spring it isn't funny.

I want to plant my garden, see something grow, feel the warmth of the sun. Get out of the house and Ride my motorcycle.

By the way my daughter is having a Girl!!!! their first.

  

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers Feb 1st to Feb 7th Feb 06 2015
12:35 (UTC)
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What one thing can you do each day that will lead you closer to your overall goals?

log log log and get up and exercise

Also let's check in with our overall Wagon Jumper's goals, how's everyone doing?

logging doing ok. exercise did 1/2 the month. went to trade show and lost momentum.

wife having surgery this week . wont be home a lot.

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers Jan 25 to Jan 31: Share your recipes that you believe we can all use to help us lose weight Jan 27 2015
20:51 (UTC)
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1)     Let’s share a favorite recipe for each meal of the day, breakfast, lunch and supper, or a link to some interesting options.

breakfast :  usually apple,  when I splurge pancaked short stack with sugar free syrup and butter.

Lunch:  what ever is close to where I need errands run during day.

beef tips with a baked potato and butter. grilled salmon with steamed veggies,  or a grilled chicken salad.

Dinner.  grilled chicken salad, tilapia or/ and a baked potato, pork steak,

chicken noodle soup. 

2)     Try to keep a record of you daily foods for three days.  See if you can use the new ones. logging daily, back home now.

3)     Report back to us on how things work out

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers: Jan 18-24. How can you channel your previous successes? Jan 19 2015
01:01 (UTC)
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This week's topic: Think about successes you've had losing weight:

a)  How did it feel:  Can you remember how it felt? Tell us about it.  Can you replicate this feeling to help you lose weight. Does it involve dieting, more exercise or just being in a better general mental state?  

Clothes fit a lot better, people notice, it was cutting caloric intake ,exercise bike, and commitment. the loss made me in a better mental state 

b)  What did you do to achieve this success.  Can you repeat it? What steps will you take to repeat it?  lowered caloric intake. and exercise bike daily.  Im really trying right now. back on bike and not missing a day.

Weekly Challenge. 

a) let's count calories for 3 days.  It's super easy on your iphone I haven't miss a day in a couple of weeks now. committed to do better  .

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers Jan. 11-17: Commit to baby steps Jan 15 2015
12:50 (UTC)
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Pasta ,

I have  a cpap also had it about a year. I even bought another to keep in my truck in case I have to leave on a trip.  I sleep so much better and feel so rested now.  it's unbelievable how much of a difference it makes.  

Motivation Wagon Jumpers Jan. 11-17: Commit to baby steps Jan 13 2015
00:35 (UTC)
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 thank you!!! Debbie,

Char I would feed any animal that shows up as long as it doesn't eat chickens.  I occasionally see a cat in the middle of the night around the chicken house but have never had one stay. Mostly opossums  and raccoons, they don't get to stay around here very long.

I have one old dog left. she is a mix of lab and retriever. She is the queen around here, can't decide if she is going to sleep on my couch downstairs or my wives upstairs. really depends on who's got the best treats today.  Was raised by son, she came to stay with me on the farm a couple of years ago. she will live her days out here with me.

Vet says she thinks she's still a puppy!!!  A very happy playful dog.

berta, Magnolia is a nice place lots of pine timberland down there, I used to have a deer camp close to there for years.  Arkansas is a state that is about 1/2 flat Mississippi delta land and 1/2 Ozark mountain range.  (fun motorcycle riding areas). I live on the edge of the mountain range but work in the flat land 20 miles away.

And yes I ride a Harly Davidson Road king when I get a chance to go let the wind blow through what hair I have left.   :)

 

Pasta,        hydroponic systems that's something I want to learn more about. I have a friend that is Organic Gardening, another that has a limited hydroponic system for his veggie garden. I plan on starting my gardens this year.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers Jan. 11-17: Commit to baby steps Jan 12 2015
02:17 (UTC)
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Debbie,  I posted last week look at post #17

This week's topic: Baby steps toward your goals.

I have got back on the exercise bike I'm adding a minute a day. focusing on keeping the goal. up to 27 minutes this morn. 

Bonus topic: Getting to know you.

I live in Arkansas. In the plateau on top of the Mountain. I have pet chickens who make me breakfast everyday.  I am a new volunteer fire fighter. I plan on starting a salad garden this year. I'm 58 and a grandfather of two, soon to be three in August.

We had ice on the mountain this morn. Stayed in and had chili for lunch. 

 

 

 

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers: Jan 4-10: New Years' Resolutions Jan 07 2015
11:18 (UTC)
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Topic:  As this is the beginning of the New Year,

a)  What are your goals

first get rid of the additions I gained during the holidays .

set a new goal for the first quarter of the year. something that is obtainable,

get on and stay committed to the exercise bike.

start a salad garden this year. building a tunnel house now.

de-clutter my life.

Not to speak the word planking the rest of this year !!!!

 

b)  What are going to do to help you achieve them

really try to concentrate on staying away from the temptations of overindulging .

Get on the exercise bike.

I'm Building a tunnel house to get a start on the garden. spent today talking with a friend about planning and what I need to a plant and where to plant it on my place. He is a farmers Market vegetable grower.

weigh daily. document daily,

c)  what has been stopping you?

procrastination. television, internet, drive,  excuse, excuse, excuse.

This is mostly a repost of last week.

welcome to the group Chantel

Motivation Wagon Jumpers: Dec 28 - Jan 3: New Year and New Goals: How are you going to achieve them? Dec 30 2014
03:47 (UTC)
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Topic:  As this is the beginning of the New Year,

a)  What are your goals

first get rid of the additions I gained during the holidays .

set a new goal for the first quarter of the year. something that is obtainable,

get on and stay committed to the exercise bike.

start a salad garden this year. building a tunnel house now.

de-clutter my life.

 

b)  What are going to do to help you achieve them

really try to concentrate on staying away from the temptations of overindulging .

Get on the exercise bike.

I'm Building a tunnel house to get a start on the garden. spent today talking with a friend about planning and what I need to a plant and where to plant it on my place. He is a farmers Market vegetable grower.

weigh daily. document daily,

c)  what has been stopping you?

procrastination. television, internet, drive,  excuse, excuse, excuse.

 

Happy New Year everyone!!!! It's going to be a good one. I am going to be a grandpa again in august.

Motivation Wagon Jumpers Dec 21-27: affirmations/positive thinking Dec 27 2014
13:34 (UTC)
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1. What kind of self-talk has helped you maintain a positive attitude and maybe even motivate change? What's stopping you from doing it now? 

Most of the self talk I do is after the face. why did you eat that? were you really hungry? Do you really need to go to that function all the food that will be there.

2. Come up with a new affirmation that addresses a problem or issue you've been facing. I have got to get motivated again, Glad all the holiday meals and get together are over. It's time to get back on track again.

3. For many of us, this will be another crazy food week. If you can't do get  the food that surrounds you, what else can you do to mitigate the damage?

don't go , eat before you go,  stay out of the kitchen.

4. How are you doing on your stated WJ goals?

not exercising enough  but logging have done pretty good.

Motivation Wagon Jumpers: Dec 14-20th, Pasta's Topic: What is one Change you're particularly proud of effecting: Dec 20 2014
00:48 (UTC)
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sounds like a good program.

Motivation Wagon Jumpers: Dec 14-20th, Pasta's Topic: What is one Change you're particularly proud of effecting: Dec 19 2014
12:42 (UTC)
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a) What is one change, moment, or achievement in your healthy lifestyle journey of which you are proud? (Probably, there are a few!) I'm just not sure what to follow it up with. (Maybe: What is one thing you could commit to doing this week that will allow you to look back over the week and feel proud of yourself?)

The feeling of fitting into the next smaller size clothes, going in a store and picking something off the shelf. being able to get up and do stuff.

b) My thinking is that often recalling a positive moment will bring back that positive feeling of pride and achievement, which can be a very motivating thing.

the positive that does it for me is when someone comes in that hasn't seen you in a while and asks what you have been doing ? they notice you have lost some weight.

c) Do you have any sources you can show everyone else how they can get inspired? 

I share calorie count info, but everything else is personal goals for me.

through the Christmas holidays , all the lady's at the office bring in the goodies, cookies, cheese balls, crackers ,food plates, there across the hall from my office. and 3 Christmas partys

I have gained 6 pounds back, pants are getting tight, I feel bloated and miserable  and realize that I have no self control.   back to counting calories and the exercise bike.

I cleaned closets this week . took 25 shirts and 4 jackets to work to donate to the church house. My brother who has been putting his weight back on after getting control of his addiction took them all. Glad he could use them. everyone needs to remember that there are people less fortunate than us out there that needs help.

have been back on the exercise bike. Starting to get a cold and sore throat this week.  vitamin c and cough drops.   A roaring fire in the fireplace.   

Happy holidays to everyone.  

Motivation Wagon Jumpers: Dec 7 - Dec 13: Because 85% of all weight is lost in the kitchen, some easy ways to lose it Dec 09 2014
00:59 (UTC)
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I watched the video.

I am counting calories,  Fresh pork chops, and mixes veggies. (my dog is very happy this week ) 

exercise cleaning out chicken coop tonight. (anyone need fertilizer) lol

spent the weekend in sheds and barn on ladders putting in power finally.

Worked until I just couldn't hold my arms up anymore. Thank goodness for ibuprofen.

 

Planking. LOL , I'm a 280 pound  5ft 9 inch guy, Lawrence planking isn't an option. 

Rod

Motivation Wagon Jumpers: Nov 30-Dec 5: What we can do to jumpstart our efforts. Dec 06 2014
17:51 (UTC)
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1)  What are three things (or more) that have held you back from achieving your goals (be specific) whether it be exercise or diet or both. commitment, schedule, exercise 

2)  Please be specific and tell us what you can do to overcome these things and how you might implement them.

just trying to maintain over the holidays. get committed to my goals again. 

3)  Let's try to implement one of them-please describe it for us.

I really think that planning Is my weakest point. I took some hamburger out of freezer to cook for an evening meal Sunday night . last night was the first chance I had to fix it. something going on every night after work. I am just ready for January and all the Christmas party's to be over.

I need to plan my meals more, I push and push to finish a job and wont stop to eat. wait till hypoglycemia kicks in from not eating and the meds  then binge to get over shakes and go again.   diabetes sucks,

Motivation Wagon Jumpers Nov 23-29: Gail's Topic: How to cope with Thanksgiving Nov 25 2014
03:04 (UTC)
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1)      What are three Thanksgiving / Appreciation wishes that you have?

I'm glad that I get to spend the time with my family,  a little time off work, and play with the grandsons.

2)      How can you maintain your diet perspective before and throughout a feast?

try to stay on track, smaller plates, samples instead of full meal deals.  drink plenty of water.

 3)   Explain one way you hope to broaden your activity level during your time off this week, and can follow through in your weekly routine

We are between houses, taking a break. Had a utility bed truck built, Spending my free time reconsolidating tools and supplies. Fixing some things around home.

Motivation Wagon Jumpers 11/16- 11/22: what will you do when you get to your goal weight? Nov 19 2014
17:20 (UTC)
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NO ones ready for this one.

Run around naked on the mountain top . LOL  of course my neighbors would have me committed. My wife would disown me and my kids would say I don't know him. My chickens would quit laying and they would kick me off the volunteer fire dept. 

BUT I would be Happy for a moment....

Realistically, buy a new suit, take new family photos. Have a salad for lunch. take all my "fat clothes" back to "little Rock tent and awning" And breath easy for a day or two.  Go to my doctor and get off all of those meds. Start dedicating myself to maintenance of the new ME.

I just took a vacation, spent it with my kids (there grown now).  we went deer hunting, eat out to much. worked around the house. getting it ready for winter to set in.  brought up fire wood. built the first fires in the fireplace. winterized the water pipes on the farm.  Had our first snow. I didn't log all week. came back within 3 pounds of where I left. (UP).  But I had the best time I have had in months.

Finally The stresses of live have started to relax a little. I'm slowing down and am going to enjoy this winter. 

 

The people I work with are bringing in the things there kids are selling for school fund raisers. (cookies, candies, etc).. I have decided that I am just going to make a donation. and order nothing. I have no self control on items like that anyway. I just cant eat ONE BOX as the saying goes. 

Hope everyone is doing ok.

Motivation Wagon Jumpers: November 9-15th:Molly's Topic: How much Fiber are you getting? Why is it good for you? Nov 13 2014
00:55 (UTC)
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looks like my average is about 60% of daily requirements of fiber.

Motivation Wagon Jumpers: Nov 2-8: What's stopping you from exercising. Nov 05 2014
02:36 (UTC)
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has anyone ever used any of these points you have built up on calorie count? I have over 9000 and don't have a clue what to do with them. I looked at the nature box snacks they look like they might be good. but they don't say anything about calories. any one have any experience with them?

 

 

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