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Still working on being STH. DAY 47

Thursday, February 11, 2010

YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF!

It's day 4 of my 10 day eliminate sugar challenge, eat 5 fruits and veg a day, No artificial sweeteners added and I'm doing well. I've kept my caloric intake to between 1200 and 1300 calories a day. I'll be out at lunch today so I am packing a tuna on whole wheat sandwich with an apple to eat on the run. I have not gotten into an exercise routine yet because of the weather not being warm enough to go out and I havent' programmed a spot to do it in yet. But I'll get there. I can't really complain about today's weather, a beautiful but cold sunny day in Florida. Tomorrow, we are forecasted to have snow if you can believe that.

This site is so motivational and I love to spend time just surfing around and reading blogs. Yesterday, I got so fed up with the slowness of my computer I had to do something. It would take 15 to 20 min just to download e-mails and try to get online with Spark. I listen to Talk Radio and there was an advertisement for doublemyspeed.com. So I went there yesterday and was directed to cyberdefender. They test your computer to find out what is wrong with it and I signed up to have both computers in my home defragged. It took more than 5 hours for a technician working long distance to defrag this one and we haven't even started on the other one yet. I must tell you though, the results are staggering and worth every penny! I just click and it opens! Yay. I wasted more time just waiting for something to come up.

I have a busy day ahead delivering lamps and accessories. That can be a workout! Later!

  
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SCARLETTMH 2/11/2010 10:26AM

    Well done!My son-in-law,in Corpus Christi,Texas is a computer wizz,and does it for a living.Using "Crossloop", and 2&1/2 hours he fixed my computer here in U.K.!Fantastic!
Well done! emoticon

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Working on being slim, trim and healthy. Day 46

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF!

Well, I got on my old iffy scale this morning and looks like I had lost 2 pounds. Got off and on again, still lost 2 pounds. I guess I'll keep it and return the new fancy one that isn't working. Probably the reason I think my scale is iffy is because it doesn't show the weight I want to see. And sometimes when I get off and go back on, it goes up or down from what it originally showed. I do find myself leaning one way or another to get it to show what I want. Ha Ha. I hope I can figure out how to post the 2 lb lost on my ticker. I did well with my luncheon yesterday. Had a healthy portion of flank steak and left a couple of pieces on the plate. Had about 2 cups of green beans instead of potatoes, skipped the rolls and tasted the apple pie. The pie was really sweet. When you don't eat sweets, it shows in your tastebuds. And I had a nice healthy pork and veggie stir fry dinner.

Planning is really the key for any diet to work. I must plan a trip to the grocery and soon. Thanks everyone for your support, That's what it is all about!

  
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20TOGOAL1 2/10/2010 12:20PM

    good for you and yes put the 2lbs loss on your ticker I would. you did amazing yesterday keep up the great work and your right planning is key. Angie

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MYMONSTERSX3 2/10/2010 11:37AM

    To put the 2 lbs weight loss on your ticker, you can go to the start page and change your info,it will than show up on the ticker. Took me awhile to figure that one out. Anyway great job on the weight loss, everyone lb. counts.

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USARUNNERGIRL 2/10/2010 11:23AM

    Yeah I need to get back to planning. That was the goal this weekend, but somehow it didn't really happen.

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A FANCY SCALE! Day 45

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF!

I've been complaining that my scale is iffy so I decided to go to Big Lots yesterday and buy a new one. There was a choice of two; one was $12 and you got on it and it gave your weight. The other one was $10 and it had a fancy calculator size contraption that you programmed with your height and age, held with your thumbs on each side while you got on it, and then it would spit out your weight, body fat %, and ideal weight. I snapped up the fancy one. It took hubby and I at least 30 min to program the darn thing, it takes 7 batteries. Once we got it fixed, we both weighed and we were exactly the same. I didn't like all the answers it gave me. I was 189.5 pounds, 41.5% body fat, and my ideal weight was 134.5 pounds. Now, I haven't weighed 134.5 pounds since I was in high school and I was really thin. I was in a new school as a junior and I was so shy and scared, I would eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and milk for lunch everyday. I think the whole lunch was about $2.00. Thus I became thin and fabulous and won the local Miss Seaford contest!

When I went into the Air Force, I weighed about 145 pounds. I was in great shape for marching around for 3 months and I was able to maintain that weight after 2 pregnancies and aerobics 4 times a week. So the idea of going back to 134 pounds doesn't thrill me, I think I would look old and haggard with skin hanging off and not be able to eat or drink anything interesting. My current goal is 160 which I haven't seen in about 10 years.

To get back to the scale, this morning I went with anticipation of having lost a few pounds overnight. I got on, did all the right button pushing, and nothing. Finally it showed me everything except lbs. I weighed nothing but was still 41.5% fat. So that fancy scale is going back to the store and I'll get the other one; or maybe I'll just stick with the iffy one I have.

I am going to a luncheon today with the Building Association to learn about the 2010 Economic and Tax Outlook. I'm interested to see what looks to be in the cards for our local economy. The lunch is marinated flank steak, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and apple pie. That's a man's lunch. I programmed the thing into my nutrition counter and it is 600 calories! And I'm not supposed to eat the pie because I am foregoing sweets for 10 days. I already had a 400 calorie breakfast with kashi go lean cereal, skim milk and raisins so that doesn't leave much for dinner. I am going to try to eat 3 oz of steak and green beans and lots of water.

Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Until tomorrow.

  
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USARUNNERGIRL 2/10/2010 10:20AM

    I am in denial with my scale right now. We haven't moved for a month besides up and down .5 pounds. Good luck on finding a good scale.

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MACMOM57 2/10/2010 8:08AM

    My scale just gives me the weight. At times I think it lies. I would go with just the plain one. Good luck with the lunch sounds like you have thought it out and are good to go.

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ALEXIAAG 2/9/2010 9:07PM

    I can't believe you are still having trouble with the scale issue. Mine is a Jenny Craig scale. It does my weight, body fat % and water %. It was very expensive, but I like it. I think you are the best judge to know how much you should weigh. You want to be at a healthy BMI and a waist line that is lower that 32 inches.

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AJDOVER1 2/9/2010 8:02PM

    I love scales! Mine makes me laugh. I stepped on mine last tuesday and found that I had lost 17.2 pounds. . . overnight. . . right. I still had all my limbs so I knew there must be a problem.

Also, I would never let a machine tell me my ideal weight -- even one that uses 7 batteries! Good luck with your next new scale.

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20TOGOAL1 2/9/2010 9:52AM

    that's crazy about the scale. I have a trusty old weight watchers scale that I have been using and I am not sure how right it is either good luck with your plan for the luncheon later today. I am sure you'll do great

. Angie

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10 DAY CHALLENGE. DAY 44

Monday, February 08, 2010

YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF!

I am starting a 10 day self-imposed challenge today and inviting others to join in. Starting today, I will track my nutrition every day and meet my calorie goals. I will eliminate sugar from my diet as well as artificially sweetened foods and I will eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Kicking the sweets for 10 days is part of the Sonoma Diet where you get your body used to not eating them. You are not supposed to eat fruit either because of the sugar but oh, well.

I am looking forward to doing this. I love to cook and have enjoyed finding recipes on this site. They are so good! And one of my goals this year is to cook 5 out of 7 meals a week and I have been meeting this goal for the most part. I don't have any eating occasions planned for the next 10 days so that is a good thing. And if something turns up, I am going to look over the menu and choose wisely.

I am thrilled to be feeling better and gung ho about this challenge. I also joined the Heart healthy walk challenge found on Spark Team Sparkle N Shine 2010. USA TODAY has a weight loss challenge that they started the first of the year. On that site, you can find walking guidelines for beginner, intermediate, on up. It gives you a daily guide on how many minutes to walk for those who need help.

So, no excuses for me. I weighed today and was at 185 so I've maintained a 2 pound loss since the first of the year. That is a good thing. Can't wait for the scale to move further south. Until tomorrow.

  
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20TOGOAL1 2/8/2010 9:20AM

    I am joining you on this challenge. I have been having trouble with my eating and I think this will help me get back on track. I have the goals written out and I will be completing them all. thanks for throwing this out there good luck Angie

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PLANNING IS KEY. Day 43

Sunday, February 07, 2010

YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR LIFE!

Yesterday I set down 10 goals for myself to work on in the coming weeks. One of them is to go 10 days with nutrition tracking and keeping calories in control with more fruits and veggies. I start that tomorrow. I had to get through this weekend with the big Mardi Gras Party we went to last night and super bowl. Today will be a planning day. The Party was FAB! Great Band, great food, beautiful thin men and women. I can't recall any really overweight people there, like 100 pounds overweight. Mostly there were beautiful thin women wearing fabulously fancy dresses! We have a friend who is a size 0 and she was wearing a borrowed 35 year old dress that was absolutely gorgeous. It was flamenco style with puffy sleeves and a brilliant turquoise. My friend Pat has an enormous wardrobe of African Dresses and she can wear those with flair. She always wears a coordinated scarf or headpiece on her head. Wish I could pull that off. I just pulled some things out of the closet and looked very nice myself. But I would love to be one of those thin women wearing a fancy dress next year and everyone commenting on how good I look. My husband was wearing a three piece white tailsuit that he got from a bridal store that was going out of business. We go to a lot of formal affairs with my company and his job with the Chamber of Commerce, thus the large wardrobe.

To get back to planning, I was on the Sonoma Diet for several years and did well on it. It is the mediterranean way of eating and I did lose 18 pounds. THe first 10 days you are to give up all sweets, including diet sodas and anything with articial sweetener in it. Also no alcohol. Your plate is supposed to be half veg and 1/3 protein and carb. It is very similar to the proposed Spark eating plan so I may pull that book out and look at it today. The first time I did it, I lost 10 pounds in the first 10 days. We had just come off of the Decorating Den convention and I knew I was retaining fluid and had over eaten. So the fluid went away. And a few pounds to boot. It took me forever to lose 8 more pounds, months, mainly because I cheated a bit and it is a slow diet. One woman lost 88 pounds and never cheated once. They have good recipes but Sparks recipes are so much better, more variety.

Today we are taking Mom-in-law to a brunch and I know I will get an omelet with veggies in it and fruit. Have to get ready.

  
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PATTYS74 2/7/2010 6:24PM

    You seem to be doing great. What a great goal 'being one of those skinny women next year' go for it!!! Good luck You are so right about the spark recipes. Chef Meg does a good job remaking some of them. emoticon

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CRUZIN2LOSE 2/7/2010 1:54PM

    Stay focused and before you know it friends will borrow YOUR SKINNY dresses! I admire your planning and goal setting. Doing just that is one of my goals! Keep up the good work!

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WHGRN60 2/7/2010 10:24AM

    Keep up the good work, and next time you WILL be one of the skinny women in a fabulous dress! Congrats!

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WHGRN60 2/7/2010 10:24AM

    Keep up the good work, and next time you WILL be one of the skinny women in a fabulous dress! Congrats!

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