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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hey All you in Spark Land!

Things have been going pretty well in my world lately. I've been eating right and working out. I decided that for now I am going to have one free day from calorie counting, although I have been logging what I eat. I hope this well enable me to stay withing my calorie range for the rest of the week, since I know I will have one day to treat myself. I am visiting my in laws this week, which is always a food orgie, but I am trying to psych myself up for healthy eating.

In other exciting news, I got a standing bike for my apartment!!! My gym is selling their old spinning bikes for a pretty good deal, so the man and I went to go pick it up yesterday. It is so nice! I'm really excited about that.

I was really "late" this month, which means now I'm fighting a really horrible mood. Being a woman is tough!

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GAYLLYNNE 3/2/2012 7:06AM

    That's awesome you got the bike!! I have a treadmill I can't live without. Now, no excuses when the weather is bad!!! You go girl!!!

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The Power of The Report

Thursday, February 23, 2012

This morning I had a huge, huge eye opening experience.

You might be wondering: Yea (as in Yay from Shakespeare, not Yea as in "yeah, man"), what was the revelation madam? Twas it a brush with death? A love poem from thine husband? Thine's babes sweet mutterings?

No. It was the Spark Report.


Holy cow!!!! I STINK at sticking in my calorie range! I always knew a day here or a day there I would step out of it, but no, it's like, every two days. Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire.

Now, since I have been working out there is usually still at least a small differential, but not a big enough one to shed weight. Aha! I see it now!

OK people, let's stick to this!


Exercise the Devil Out of Yo'self

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

That's what I'm doing ladies and gents; a good old fashioned exorcism. I don't know if you could really call it a devil per se, but then again there are many out there who would associate excess fat, calories, and the like, with pure evil. I know I do!

I have been hitting the gym for serious. You should see me lifting those weights: I've got my game face on! Granted, my head doesn't spin around 360 degrees, but that's OK. I can live with that.

I am wondering if I should go from weighing myself once a week to once a month. Because I've been doing so much body pump (a weight lifting group fitness class by the company Les Milles) I think I might be retaining water and gaining muscle, making my weight loss a little more... subtle? Not really sure what the right word is. Anyway, I'll think about it I suppose.

Have a great week everyone!

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WALKINGRED 2/21/2012 11:58AM

    emoticon Fatxorcism!

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DRKYASHI 2/21/2012 9:52AM

    emoticonfor your post! I think I'll try more "Exercism" this week! emoticon. Keep up the good work!

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Brush with Reality

Friday, February 17, 2012

As you, my loyal fans, have seen on my feed, I was indeed flabbergasted that I gained 3 pounds in the past couple of weeks. After all that counting and exercising... 3 pounds! What's the dealiyo, yo?

Well, once again two of my favorite people, Coach Nicole and Archemedes came to the rescue and chilled me out. Water weight! Who would have thunk it? Well, I'm sure many people would have, maybe even myself, but when that number on the scale pops up, there is nothing in parenthesis that says, "But don't worry, it is just water weight."

So, once again, my husband hid the scale and will take it out in another week or so. I definitely feel better without seeing it every day when I use my bathroom. I think the biggest help I have now is the Spark app on my cell phone. It just makes it so easy to track food!

Well, the weekend is coming, which for me is always a big downfall. I did prepare a lot of healthy food though, like red cabbage salad, roasted potatoes and turnips, chicken soup, and a big lettuce salad. Now I will just have to stay away from the other things... like the coffee cake!

Have a great weekend!

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SOULTHIN 2/21/2012 3:24PM

    More important than the numbers in the scale are your healthy habits, and your volume.
I don't even own an scale!

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KAI_ZEN 2/20/2012 2:58PM

    I hope your healthy food prep helped you have a great weekend!

I think you're on to something there - invent a scale that pops up helpful messages like, "That's just water weight," or "This is only a temporary blip," and you'd make a fortune.

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Coming to Terms with My Husband's Obesity

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My husband and I have been happily married for nearly 3 years, and I am convinced that he is the only man on earth who is suitable for me. We have a home together, a daughter together, a life together. In the words of George McFly, "You are my density. I mean, my destiny."

But the skinny of it (pun intended) is that my husband is obese, maybe even morbidly obese. When I first met him, he was in school, and blamed his poor eating habits and lifestyle on his being a single guy in college, and left everything to circumstance. We were both convinced his waist line would benefit from a good wife's cooking. About a year after we got married he decided to go on South Beach, and went from weighing 265 to 225 pounds. While I commend him for his accomplishments, he is still much too heavy, and his weight has been stable for well over a year.

His weight and sedentary lifestyle have taken a huge toll on me. As a RN and wife, I am concerned for his future, because in all likelihood it will include diabetes, heart disease, or both. I see myself as a widow at the age or 55.

I try to talk to him about this but he is unable to listen. He says I nag him too often, it bothers him, and that he has made changes that I don't recognize. He might have made some changes, but not enough to lose any weight for over a year. He is 25 years old and in perfectly good health, there is nothing prohibiting him from altering the way he eats and exercises.

Happy Valentines everyone.

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SOULTHIN 2/21/2012 9:32PM

    I agree with blibbity.

There must be a more intelligent way to help him help himself. Perhaps there is a way to empower him to take action on his own terms?.

Many times, nagging means that one person tries to control the other one, manipulating the other person to do as told, rather than to give the other person the power to decide on his own and take action.

In any case, he should make his own decisions.

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SONICB 2/15/2012 8:41PM

    It is so hard to see loved ones not being healthy. At least your husband was able to lose 40 lb and has managed to keep that weight off! Nagging might just make things tense between you two. One thing you could do is try to spend time doing activities together (a game of badminton or tennis, a walk after dinner).

Best of luck. I hope things get better.

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DSHRUBS3 2/14/2012 12:53PM

    That has to be soo hard on you. Especially with you on here trying to better yourself. Try to find ways to motivate him that work for him maybe? I'm sure you've tried a lot of different things, but taking family walks? working out at a gym together? make his lunches?

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