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Jayhawkjen - Tuesday Dec 13, 2016
(Not sure)
Weight: 203.0

I feel so good today!  

Goals met yesterday:

No wine, no pre-dinner happy hour snacking

Only 3 pieces candy, and I gave away my stash of Pecan Delights

Healthy eating throughout the day with fruits/veggies (2 clementines, 1 apple, fruit smoothie and a salad.)  

Light exercise (stairs, walking)


I realize I can easily cut 500-1,000/day by cutting out my happy hour wine and snack.  I know this, but for some reason, I back-slide.  I really, really need to remember that daily happy hours really pack on the pounds and it is not worth it.  Just a weird habit I get in to while I'm cooking dinner and watching the news.  I think -- I know I have a lot of anxiety and this is my way of self-medicating.  But in the end, it doesn't help.  Note to self, right?  LOL  

The kids are coming home from college this week and I'm so looking forward to having everybody home.  





Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 33 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/13/2016:
Welcome to DD. Yes the happy hour can be costly on the calorie total. Have a great day and keep up the good work.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/13/2016:
You can still drink & snack...just switch to something lo cal----i love diet tonic water (must do diet) for the nice flavor along with flavored seltzers and i add liquid stevia...there's also low cal things you can eat...you can cut up peppers or snack on cherry tomoatoes...or a pickle or cucumber salad...the list is endless...or one serving chips with the drinks ...you don't have to skip eating / drinking, just substitute!

congrats so far!

grannyannie on 12/13/2016:
You're doing great! I love wine and beer as well, but the calories!

Jayhawkjen - Monday Dec 12, 2016
(Not sure)
Weight: 205.0

I would like to change:

Daily wine habit

Too much screen time

No exercise

Prolonged sitting at work

Cut back on simple carbs, especially candy

I would like to replace old habits with:

Some kind of exercise after work to replace drinking wine and snacking

Adding a walk at work during lunch and/or doing stairs

Engage with my family instead of screen time or tv

Adding more vegetables and fruits to my diet

Learning how to lift

My goals

To feel more healthy

To have more stamina

To be a good example to the kids

To look better

To be more comfortable

To take control of my health

To stop feeing bloated, bad, tired

To be more fun and have more fun

To develop an exercise habit that I enjoy

To reduce back pain

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 35 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/12/2016:
You have a great outlook of goals and desires.

I would say to pick one change and one replacement at a time from your list above. Once you successfully have done 1 change and replacement for 2 weeks, add in another one....! little by little it will become easier to eventually have them all in your routine.

You can even try making one goal last 3 weeks (the time it usuallytakes to create a habit) before adding in another. One at a time for best results in my opinion.

Your goals are wonderful - but sometimes trying to accomplish too much can result in an overwhelming feeling and in turn not being able to accomplish anything...from my own experience.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/12/2016:
Oh....and welcome to DD !!! :)

jayhawkjen on 12/12/2016:
Thanks! I was thinking the same thing -- tackle one goal at a time. Replace one bad habit with one good habit. I want to start with the most damaging habit, which is drinking a glass of wine after work, and the accompanying snacking. I feel very hopeful.

innerpeace on 12/12/2016:
Great plan, the trick is putting it into action. Good habits are hard to create, hopefully you can find some motivation and inspiration here. Good luck! Welcome.

jayhawkjen on 12/12/2016:
Thanks. I've been a user in the distant past and this website was very, very helpful.

OhioRaven on 12/12/2016:
Try Frisbee Golf. What part of Kansas are you from ?

jayhawkjen on 12/14/2016:
I'm in Missouri, lol.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/12/2016:
instead of wine, you can drink seltzer...you can still drink, just switch it :)

grannyannie on 12/12/2016:
Welcome to DD. Excellent goals!

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