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Motivation Wagon Jumpers (325 Topics and 13,378 replies in 8 years): Jul 09 2016
21:28 (UTC)
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love it Barry, mine is potato chips, you cant just eat one bag!, last time i bought two of them, and ate them both that night, the big family size. I thinks it's the salt i crave. That's when i got serious in Feb. now there's none in the house. none of my abstinence list is here in my kitchen.

Now what's up stairs in my wife's kitchen is another story. That's no mans land for me. i do not even look up there.

When my brothers funeral was over we went to the church for lunch, there it was a mountain of chips staring at me, calling my name, i think they were doing a hula dance. trying to suck my life out of me.  lol. I got out of there too.  

I met the plumber at my moms this week, she was having a new dishwasher installed.  everywhere i looked it was slapping me around, cookies, candy, breads, pie, ice cream!!  i had to get out of that house. I was so stressed when i left there,

went back to work to get away. I set mini goals, obtainable goals , that i shoot for in a few weeks. but i too don't know where i will end up.

i would love to be considered in the normal range on the charts. But for now im happy things are working. 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (325 Topics and 13,378 replies in 8 years): Jul 08 2016
12:20 (UTC)
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Barry, congratulations, your doing great. you have achieved levels I only hope to see in my life. My weight loss has come to a standstill lately. I need to recommit my exercise and that should help.

One of my favorite saying is if it takes two or three years to get where i want to be how old will i be?

The same as if i wasn't trying and in a lot better shape physically and mentally.  

11 pair of pants being donated today,

Shirts will be gone through this weekend.

still shopping in my closets. It's amazing what's in there! 

Rod

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (325 Topics and 13,378 replies in 8 years): Jul 06 2016
11:41 (UTC)
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  • What are your thoughts and moods when you are wavering from sticking to your diet/exercise goals?

Usually mental exhaustion, after a stressful day, I come in and graze the kitchen. looking for quick snack foods , something just to get done so I can relax mentally. just don't want to make any decisions at the time.   

  • What makes you turn the moment into a positive behavior?

i don't really have snack type foods in the house anymore, the only thing are low sugar protein bars,  low sugar but not calorie free. i will log them in my daily log , and still try to stay under my daily calorie intake of 1800 calories. Looks like I have a new goal for calories is 1698 after just redoing the calculator. my other snack foods are radishes, cucumbers, and tomatoes all in in season right now at ez-pickins farm (my back yard).  and i really try to get on the exercise bike at least m-f in the mornings.

What triggers you to choose the negative behavior you are trying to avoid?

exhaustion, time constraints. and i have a abstinence list of foods i have chosen to eliminate from my diet.  they are my trigger foods that i know i cannot control. 

I added WHAT POSITIVES HAVE I SEEN that keeps me on track?

I have found a whole new wardrobe in my closets. clothes that I can wear again, I went through all of my pants and found a few pair that were a size smaller and a few more two sizes smaller.  those fit comfortably also. looks like i will be taking quite a few pair to the donation box soon. 

Shirts will be next. things are looking kinda baggy. :) son bought me a new 2x and i knew i couldn't wear that and it fit comfortably. I dug out a few of those and they fit.  i have a lot of 3x and 4x that are on there way out too.  woohoo!!!

the scale for me is a tool i use daily. i'm obsessed with it , weigh twice a day, only log it once a week if there is any movement. i have fluctuated two to three pounds for the last couple of weeks, but the clothes are fitting looser. I also measure once a week or two weeks , the tape is still moving down.  I feel better, i am waiting for the 50 pound mark to go to the doctor but may have to go before them if prescriptions run out for diabeties meds. 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (325 Topics and 13,378 replies in 8 years): Jul 06 2016
11:41 (UTC)
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  • What are your thoughts and moods when you are wavering from sticking to your diet/exercise goals?

Usually mental exhaustion, after a stressful day, I come in and graze the kitchen. looking for quick snack foods , something just to get done so I can relax mentally. just don;t want to make any decisions at the time.   

  • What makes you turn the moment into a positive behavior?

i don't really have snack type foods in the house anymore, the only thing are low sugar protein bars,  low sugar but not calorie free. i will log them in my daily log , and still try to stay under my daily calorie intake of 1800 calories. Looks like I have a new goal for calories is 1698 after just redoing the calculator. my other snack foods are radishes, cucumbers, and tomatoes all in in season right now at ez-pickins farm (my back yard).  and i really try to get on the exercise bike at least m-f in the mornings.

What triggers you to choose the negative behavior you are trying to avoid?

exhaustion, time constraints. and i have a abstinence list of foods i have chosen to eliminate from my diet.  they are my trigger foods that i know i cannot control. 

I added WHAT POSITIVES HAVE I SEEN that keeps me on track?

I have found a whole new wardrobe in my closets. clothes that I can wear again, I went through all of my pants and found a few pair that were a size smaller and a few more two sizes smaller.  those fit comfortably also. looks like i will be taking quite a few pair to the donation box soon. 

Shirts will be next. things are looking kinda baggy. :) son bought me a new 2x and i knew i couldn't wear that and it fit comfortably. I dug out a few of those and they fit.  i have a lot of 3x and 4x that are on there way out too.  woohoo!!!

the scale for me is a tool i use daily. i'm obsessed with it , weigh twice a day, only log it once a week if there is any movement. i have fluctuated two to three pounds for the last couple of weeks, but the clothes are fitting looser. I also measure once a week or two weeks , the tape is still moving down.  I feel better, i am waiting for the 50 pound mark to go to the doctor but may have to go before them if prescriptions run out for diabeties meds. 

Motivation Lifestyle change Jun 27 2016
00:01 (UTC)
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Hi Jasmine, whats your plan of action? and your food plan?

Rod

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (324 Topics and 13,350 replies in 8 years): Measuring and Rewarding Success Jun 14 2016
14:55 (UTC)
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Hi Beth, Welcome , I'm Rod live in central Arkansas, about 20 miles from any real town.  Wife and I escaped the city about 8 years ago, have an old dog (skeeter). a bunch of chickens.   A small home place with vegetable gardens.  Work in the city , trying to change my life, and control my diabetes.

Fresh air, Country Living, Fresh veggies, and no mosquitos. 

 

 

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (324 Topics and 13,350 replies in 8 years): Measuring and Rewarding Success Jun 10 2016
00:03 (UTC)
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Hi everyone, 

 

1. How do you avoid a sense of deprivation when cutting back portions?

I started in February  with a new food plan.  protein, fat and carbs in measured amounts. added to that are free foods . leafy vegetables, kale, lettuce ,spinach fresh spices. I can have more of those if needed.  But i have grown accustomed to eating less.

 I made an abstinence list of the trigger foods. that set me off to binge and have pretty well stayed away from most of them.   

2. How can you measure success other than on the scale?

I do weight daily, I'm obsessed with it.  but i measure once a week 14 different measurements on my body.  That is where i see the most difference. On weeks where the scale dosn't move lt seems like i lose more inches. Of course with the loss of inches the clothes have become larger. some I will have to put away soon.  The belts are becoming to big.  People are starting to notice and are asking me about my loss. Thats a added encouragement too. 

3. How can you reward yourself with a special non-food treat when you’ve done well (Something you wouldn’t normally choose for yourself)

I bought a 2x t shirt just to try it on, i can wear it. (i have wore 3 and 4 x for years ).

I bought a new belt, the others were just to big.

The best reward was going to my closet going shopping in my smaller clothes and being able to get them out and wear them again.  

Another note, according to the calorie count bmi tool. 

I started out here

MORBIDLY OBESE,

After a while i dropped to

EXTREMELY OVERWEIGHT!!  

now i am a few pounds from

SEVERELY OVERWEIGHT.  

to some people that would be extremely disheartening. to me right now that's the

"SWEET SOUND OF SUCCESS"   

38.5 POUNDS AND OVER 50 INCHES SO FAR. 

ROD

Mountain top living in Arkansas    

we are eating, fresh lettuce salad, cabbage, radishes and peppers from the garden now. The squash, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, peas, water melon , cantaloupe, sweet corn, are all coming in the next few weeks if everything goes well.  

 

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (322 Topics and 13,185 replies in 8 years): It's all about protein. How monitoring your protein can help. May 24 2016
14:47 (UTC)
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Sugar Alergy???

check this out.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/4-s igns-you-might-be-allergic-to-sugar/ar-BBtirV 6?li=BBnba9O&ocid=UE07DHP

 

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (322 Topics and 13,185 replies in 8 years): It's all about protein. How monitoring your protein can help. Apr 18 2016
03:34 (UTC)
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The Zen pro shakes , are 140 calories, 1g sugar 21g protein, mix with water, there are two flavors vanilla and chocolate dream. (I like the chocolate). some mix them with keefer. I thought about mixing them with some fresh fruit for a change. but i do the ease of water. I will look for the think thin bars. it  is so hard to find low sugar protein bars. thanks for the lead Barry.

Wife and I went to Springfield and Branson Missouri for the weekend. Trading off the Harley for something old people ride. (ill try to put it in my pics.)We went to restaurants, stayed in motels and I stayed on my food program.   This is the first time i haven't worried about food, saw my old favorite Dairy Queen, wasn't even tempted.  

The overeaters program has litterally changed my life and thinking. Food no longer consumes me. I now eat for blood sugar regulation. not the foods that i'm allergic too. The foods that caused me to binge and crave more. 

 

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (322 Topics and 13,185 replies in 8 years): It's all about protein. How monitoring your protein can help. Apr 16 2016
11:17 (UTC)
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I started a zen 8 project on Feb 1 st along with started going to overeaters anonymous online meetings .

What the zen body program has taught me how to balance my eating in proteins, fats and carbs. Gave me a choice of normal foods, I can buy and fix. along with 1 daily protein drink . I drink between meals to keep the metabolism going . and a daily protein snack bar of my choice. The thing here is trying to find a low sugar protein bar. Atkins makes some that have done the trick with 1 gram sugar.  

I am type 2 diabetic have had that disease for many years, the protein snacks and eating a balanced diet has leveled my blood sugars. my blood glucose level has a 30 day average of 115 .  my biggest problem now is to remember to take the pills I take.   2 pills the Actos and Januvia, I refilled them two months ago now and have never opened them . I check levels twice a day. i only take the glyburide metformin now.

Blood pressure pill has been dropped to one quarter of my pill. i have been having some faint spells and suspect it time to quit that pill completely.

I measure the different body points . legs , arms, neck, chest abbs, and total them up. (part of the Jen 8 program.) and i have dropped a total of 44 inches off my body since Feb 1st.  This is the info that keeps me going on the weeks the scale doesn't move.

I try to ride my exercise bike 30 minutes a day , to help with muscle retention. 

The scale has dropped 32.8 pounds since Feb 1st.

According to their Charts I have lost 5% of my body fat. 

I have a long way to go but i have come a long way already.  

The biggest change has come from the Overeaters Anonymous program.

I am at peace with my struggle, people want to know what drug i am on.  

I am just a happier person. I don't stress and wait on the next meal.

one of the first steps was to list the trigger foods that set me off.  the ones that started my binge eating. i list those foods and stay abstinent by not eating them.

this is day 74 of abstinence for me.

starting my garden now, lots of fresh veggies coming in the future. 

Sorry such a long post.

Rod

 

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (321 Topics and 13,081 replies in 8 years): What does clean eating mean to you? Mar 23 2016
02:52 (UTC)
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great post, good information Gail.  i shared it with a friend, i wonder if that explains the salt cravings i have occasionally?

 My blood pressure was dropping and i was feeling faint behind the wheel of the truck. i pulled over until i felt better.  went to the DR and now im down to 1/4 of my meds. 

 and dropped two diabetes pills.

Barry, sound's like your doing great.

 

Rod 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (321 Topics and 13,081 replies in 8 years): What does clean eating mean to you? Feb 18 2016
10:37 (UTC)
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awesome pics, looks like you were enjoying yourself bertadee.

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (321 Topics and 13,081 replies in 8 years): What does clean eating mean to you? Feb 16 2016
16:04 (UTC)
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how do you find the daiy log bertadee?

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (321 Topics and 13,081 replies in 8 years): What does clean eating mean to you? Feb 10 2016
02:00 (UTC)
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not much to see yet on the garden, just two fresh tilled areas,  I lay out about 1000 ft of rows. use drip irrigation to conserve water.  i will be tarping off a new area this  summer for an addition next summer. I have about an acre and a half i could potentially use for gardens here. Don,t think ill ever get that big. been toying with the idea of building a veggie stand by the road, so people could pull in and buy some fresh veggies if i produce too much this year. honesty box type. 

 

brocolli, tomatoes,  lettuce and cabbage seed went off to the local high school greenhouse for sprouting today,  Were working with some of the 4H kids with some of our seedlings. Should get them back in bout a month. it's still early here for gardens, but i'm feeling the itch. Hoping my grandsons will come and help me a little this summer.

I'm learning new techniques from the local farmers market guys. like planting a new crop every few weeks to keep the garden constantly producing.    

Have 10 new baby chicks now,  hope there not all roosters.  lol 

gotta go log, have a  great day everyone.

 

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (321 Topics and 13,081 replies in 8 years): What does clean eating mean to you? Feb 09 2016
03:35 (UTC)
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clean eating to me is staying away from the trigger foods that encourage overeating.

for me those are things like chips, French fries, candy, sugars, donuts,  etc..

To eat foods, that are good for maintaining my blood sugars.  more fruits and veggies. some proteins, like venison and deli turkey.

I spent the weekend, getting my garden spots ready for spring, removing old debris, tilling, incorporating organic soil amendments.  pulled soil samples, built a small greenhouse last weekend. going through my seeds and seeing what I will put in greenhouse, in the next few weeks.  I plan on eating mostly clean organic veggies most of the summer fresh from my own garden.  I have country eggs from the girls in the yard. Venison in the freezer, Pork from the farm.  Mountain top living, clean fresh air.  I wouldn't trade it for anything.  will start fishing soon, I'm ready for some fresh baked trout.

To me that's clean eating and living.

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (320 different topics & 13,020 replies in 8 years): How are your New Years' resolutions coming along? Can Feb 03 2016
13:17 (UTC)
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Rod

1.  Log daily

2.  Eat 1300-1800 calories/day

3.  Exercise bike 5 days a week.

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (320 different topics & 13,020 replies in 8 years): How are your New Years' resolutions coming along? Can Jan 29 2016
13:01 (UTC)
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Kon mari  method is something I had never heard of, I will definitely check into it.

I have just decided having all this stuff around is just more problems that I don't need to deal with or my wife wont have to deal with when I'm gone.

I have done really well in the last 10 days controlling my sugar intake, (diabetic).So much that blood sugars have been almost normal with less than 1/2 of the barrage of pills I have to take daily.  Back on exercise bike, lost a little weight, and definitely inches. enough my mother even asked me about it.

A friend gave me a protein bar yesterday, It had 26 grams of sugar in it. knew better than eat it for my afternoon protein fix.   By the time I went home 3 hours later I was almost asleep from the sugars effect on my body.  In bed by 8pm and slept till my dog work me up at 6am to go outside.  It was a wake up call. just how much sugars effect my life.

I know this is just me rambling on, sorry, I just wanted to share this experience with someone.  (skeeter my old dog, just looks at me when I tell her, wags her tale and wants a dog biscut.)lol    

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (320 different topics & 13,020 replies in 8 years): How are your New Years' resolutions coming along? Can Jan 28 2016
01:38 (UTC)
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Hi everyone, I did not set any new years resolutions this year. The only thing I decided on is I am going to down size and relieve some major stress.

I disappeared when legal issues came to a head. There all over now and I am finally reaching out again.

I ballooned back up and set my all time high weight. So I have to get back on the wagon again.

I have a new granddaughter this year. she is 4 months old. The happiest baby.

So things are looking up for me this year.

Glad to see some familiar faces are still here

Rod

 

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.

   

 

 

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