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#181 snowangel

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:04 PM

Ellen, a final question from moi. You've talked uptopic rather extensively about "wrapping your head" around your weight loss plan. Has this gotten easier over time? Do you think that your healthier eating has yet become a habit?
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#182 mizducky

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:45 PM

Ellen, a final question from moi.  You've talked uptopic rather extensively about "wrapping your head" around your weight loss plan.  Has this gotten easier over time?  Do you think that your healthier eating has yet become a habit?

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It's still not 100% set-and-forget by a long stretch, but it has gotten a whole lot more habitual than it was at first.

For instance, when I got home from dinner at The Linkery earlier in the blog and sat down to reconstruct exactly what I'd eaten, I realized that I'd unconsciously eaten a lot less meat than I had anticipated--and that at a restaurant that specializes in sausages! And that after I had made a point of arranging my food that day so that I could splurge on meats at dinner if I had wanted. My old self would have vaccuumed down a whole plateful of sausages on my own without blinking an eye. But my current self had simply and unconsciously gone for just a taste of everything, plus a great (meatless) entree, and been well satisfied.

But there are still plenty of days when I struggle. In fact, last night my lizard brain was doing its best to take advantage of my end-of-blog letdown and energy drain to worm its way through my defences. Wouldn't that have been embarrassing, after going on at such great length about my progress and all that online here! But I'm not too proud to admit that such thoughts did help me to resist the lizard's blandishments. In fact, that's one of the reasons I do blog about my regimen online--knowing I have an audience helps keep me honest. And for the rest, the habits I've built up so far did kick in, so I wound up satisfying that late-night urge to munch with a couple of blood oranges and a celery heart. (And the celery itself represents a major milestone in getting more used to this whole lifestyle--I used to loathe raw celery due to heavy association with past bad dieting trips; but now, I actually like the stuff. Will wonders never cease? :laugh: )

(I should add that I've made a solemn vow to myself, if I ever should totally give in to the lizard and have a food freakout, that I will instantly forgive myself and do my damnedest to climb right back on the regimen without angsting myself to death over it. So far it's yet to come to that ... but I want to be ready.)

#183 C. sapidus

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:01 PM

. . . and the lizard shall dwell with the duck . . .

Wonderful blog, MizDucky. Thanks a bunch, and best wishes for the future. Take a well-deserved break, catch your breath, and then please continue to delight us with your posts. :smile:

#184 dockhl

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:31 PM

Awesome, mizducky. Love your new avatar :wub:

(I should add that I've made a solemn vow to myself, if I ever should totally give in to the lizard and have a food freakout, that I will instantly forgive myself and do my damnedest to climb right back on the regimen without angsting myself to death over it. So far it's yet to come to that ... but I want to be ready.)


So true. It may but when it does, one day is all ! THAT won't take a permanent toll. You have done a terrific job of reprogramming; I am SO impressed.

Looking forward already to your next blog :raz: (Get some rest.......)

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#185 mizducky

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:44 PM

Thanks, everybody. You're all continuing to be fabulous.

Oh, FYI, here's a link to the writeup I wound up posting on Humphrey's: clickie

#186 Priscilla

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:55 PM

Miz D., what an inspiring trip you have taken us on. Many many thanks.

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#187 Rebecca263

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 12:54 PM

Thankyou for taking us along on your week, and your journey. The new job and the better health, I wish for you only more of the same! (Am I channeling some Eastern European English there, or what!?) :raz:
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#188 little ms foodie

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:36 PM

love the new picture, great job and great blog!

#189 Kouign Aman

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:58 PM

Thank you for all the time and care you put into this blog. Its such fun to see my town from your perspective, to read your writing, and to learn from you. Your new avatar is "just ducky" :wink:, tho I confess I miss the intense purple and the fabulous frivolous feather. Good luck as you keep that lizard under wraps.
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#190 judiu

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:45 PM

What am I missing? I still see the purple and pink thing going on. Hey, if you ever decide to hit the Florida coast, get in touch, will ya? We can have a ball!
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#191 mizducky

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:56 PM

What am I missing? I still see the purple and pink thing going on. Hey, if you ever decide to hit the Florida coast, get in touch, will ya? We can have a ball!

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Hee -- try clearing your browser's cache, and then take another look at my avatar and see what you see ... :biggrin:

#192 Domestic Goddess

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 01:08 AM

MizDucky - worked for me! I love the new "you"!
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#193 MarketStEl

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:44 AM

Has this turned into a wereblog?

Not that I'm suggesting anyone drive a stake through its heart or anything....
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#194 divalasvegas

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:05 PM

I'm so happy and inspired by you mizducky. I remember your previous blog where you laid out the guidelines for your new/current way of eating and weightloss and just general improvement of your overall health. It's wonderful to see how well you've implemented the whole thing, especially mixing good nutrition with eating delicious food and a whole lot of common sense. I've lost a few myself and applaud you for avoiding grabbing onto the latest fad diet to end all diets approach we have today which usually fails and leaves one feeling like a failure.

All my best to you. :smile:

Edited by divalasvegas, 28 March 2007 - 08:40 PM.

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#195 racheld

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:20 PM

Ducky, Dear, you're still here!!!

I'm glad you're persevering---every day it brights me to see your spot still perking along.

And I, too, admire your new avatar. I DO wish the gallant magenta feather still sat royally on your chapeau---it makes a lovely beacon for us short folk as we follow along in your avant garde steps, onward and upward to better music, better cooking, better times.

Sally forth forever.
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#196 mizducky

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:53 PM

Thanks again, everybody!

Hmmm, looks like this topic somehow didn't get closed properly ... I will go consult with the Powers That Be ...

#197 divalasvegas

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:36 PM

Thanks again, everybody!

Hmmm, looks like this topic somehow didn't get closed properly ... I will go consult with the Powers That Be ...

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No-o-o-o-o!!! :shock:
Inside me there is a thin woman screaming to get out, but I can usually keep the Bitch quiet: with CHOCOLATE!!!

#198 caroled

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 04:55 AM

Thanks again, everybody!

Hmmm, looks like this topic somehow didn't get closed properly ... I will go consult with the Powers That Be ...

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No-o-o-o-o!!! :shock:

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I concur, Rock On

(Didn't know that it was going to last this long, did ya ? :raz: :raz: :raz: :raz: )

Fantastic blog. I've loved reading it and am always fascinated when you do one. They are always so informative. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.
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