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CeAnn S.

Mainly for my health, but I'm also tired of not being able to do the things I love, let alone do them well.

Quick Facts

My Weight Loss Program: I don't follow a program

My Diet Plan: Counting calories, eating clean and going gluten free as much as makes sense calorie wise.

Fitness/Exercise Apps: I don't use any apps

Fitness Devices: Went to the dark side and now have a FitBit. :)

DietBet Winnings: $1,532.76

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TIME PERIOD: All 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
-4.8% Since last weigh-in
-4.8% 1-Month Change
-5.6% Lifetime Change

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Mental game
by - 11/14/2014 9:29AM

This seems to be a common theme right now for a number of us, so I started out thinking I would writ... Read More ›

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Ronnie D.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Mooskie

CeAnn~ This information you have posted is AWESOME!! I love digging into the mental aspect of weight loss. You are so right, that it is the key to our success & / or failure. I think attaining the mental state to love our bodies in spite of our weight probably is equal to what some might call enlightenment. We are probably so driven by automatically negative & repetitive, habitual, mental thinking, to get fresh & genuine thoughts that empower us might remind us of how it felt to be a new born toddler. CeAnn, I like your style, & am grateful to be now be friends. Thank you! :-)))
My problem???
by - 11/07/2014 11:29AM

I’m going through a spell. Not a good spell either. I know I’m strong but for whatever reason, I   J... Read More ›

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SusyQ

CeAnn, I Know what you're going through! It is Hard! My battle changed when the cold weather arrived and every time I walked into the grocery store the last two months, the CANDY has been displayed in every place that it shouldn't be. It basically surrounded the produce section like a fortress wall! There's no ignoring it because of the bright packaging. It's easy to ignore when it's confined to a certain section of the store. I'm shouting, "GIVE ME A BREAK!" Someday I'll accidentally do it out loud.

I have had to completely alter my cookbooks - gone are all the Taste of Home unhealthy recipes, replaced with 'clean eating' ones. I'm fortunate in the sense that when I consume sugar and white flour products, I have a bad reaction. I not only bloat, but my mind gets spacey and my knees ache. It's a terrible feeling, so between that and my size 6 daughter giving me the stink eye when I make a poor choice, I'm moving to a better mental place. It is Hard. Keep at it.

Susie D.

ah... CeAnn, honey, I'm right there with you. 2 months of frustration here. Right now I am re-focusing and re-committing. I have re-read the list I made of my "why's" - Why I wanted to lose weight to begin with. I have come a long way, but am only halfway to goal. I need to let go of my hangups and self-sabotage and get back to it. Thanks for posting - I know you didn't do it to kick me in the butt, but I was feeling the same and haven't been active on any boards b/c I felt like I've been 'failing'. But I will consider it a time of reflection and refocus on my goals and my 'why's'. Thanks for the link. So, let's both of us JUST DO IT! No more excuses and postponements. Today is the day! (((hugs))) and :high five: my friend!
Instability or stability
by - 09/11/2014 10:42AM

For the past week, I've been struggling - mainly with nutrition.  Work has been busy with some long ... Read More ›

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Chrissy

I love this ......it's more then just losing the unwanted weight.....we need to find the right balance ...get off the Yoyo's of dieting.... Be honest with our selfs ..... Only then can we reach our goals. I'm just starting my journey & this is the best mindset I have ever been in. Thanks for sharing ;)

Lou

Thanks for letting us into your life, and sharing! What a wonderful story. What a comparison of Honabe, trying a blue cushion and trying something new and learning new way to find balance in one's life. With anything in the beginning is the hardest to start something one isn't familiar with. But, once we build our confidence, keep trying we get better. Currently, I'm working on finding the strength within me like you had said, "...then it is like someone sticks a new kind of pad under my foot, unbalancing me ... again. All the piece fly apart so that I have to figure out how to gather them together finding a new level of stability and balance by learning new interactions between nutrition, rest, exercise, mindset, emotions, etc."
I have an addiction ...
by - 08/12/2014 8:11AM

to 'liking'! :)  I'm not sure what it is, but it inspires me to read the comments on the boards - go... Read More ›

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BestFootForward

Haha - I might have one too. Just, I get excited for people and don't necessarily have anything to say... but want to let them know I heard them :)

Chrissy

I've become addicted & so so inspired reading all the posts.
Non Scale Victories
by - 07/30/2014 5:49AM

Sometimes the scale cooperates and sometimes it doesn't.  When it doesn't, it's important to remembe... Read More ›

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DCGirl

Just a quick update on the full name--I wrote into customer service and they responded that it's actually a glitch they are trying to fix... Way to go on the win, by the way!!!!

CeAnn S.

Thanks DCGirl for the update! I'm happy to win, but I sure don't like cuttng it THAT close. :)
How much can Nutrition Facts be off?
by - 07/20/2014 10:24AM

After my food rant the other day, I did a bit of research.  How much the facts can be off depends ..... Read More ›

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Lynda H.

Disturbing and helpful! Thanks

Michel Grutter

Wow! Thanks.
Food grumble of the day
by - 07/18/2014 10:58AM

I know in the US, food companies have to put nutrition facts on their packaging.  But isn't it suppo... Read More ›

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Kim

I think I heard on TV a few years ago that companies were allowed to be "X amount" off of the actual amount/calories/info, etc. If I'm not mistaken it was quite a bit too. Maybe Teresa would know or you could look it up. I'm off for the day, fighting another headache =/ Let me know if you find out what % companies are allowed to be off in their labeling!

Julie G.

Since I started weighing my food a few months ago, I found that a LOT of packages are off. The worst offense were these little red-skinned potatoes...the package said that a serving size was "about 5," but when I weighed them, it ended up being 2 or 3 depending on their size. I know they can't change the packaging every time they grow a new crop, and I know some potatoes will be larger than others, but double the actual serving size is a big difference! Also, companies are allowed to get away with "x amount" of a lot of things in their products, not just trans fat (like bugs, rat droppings, mold, etc.). These are the things that make me want to go live on a farm somewhere and produce all of my own food!
What's for dinner
by - 07/17/2014 11:55AM

Last night's dinner recipe Ground beef with onions and portabellas.  This is a hearty, tasty, one po... Read More ›

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Julie G.

My favorite topic--food! I made a "hash" with Italian sausage, onion, beets, beet greens and kale served over brown rice.

Jay S.

CeAnn, Thanks so much for writing this. I had no idea that labels could be off by so much!

It's hard enough to use labels with the sometimes-crazy definition of a "serving." Now we have cause to doubt the accuracy of the numbers they give us.

I wish someone would invent a calorimeter suitable for home use.