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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dear Body,

I don't know what obsession you have with the number 178, but it's time to let that go. It's okay. The number will still be there, but other numbers need love too. How about 175? 160? Maybe even 130? You don't have to get there today or tomorrow, but try to open up to the potential joy that other numbers may bring you, okay?

And I appreciate the reminder that it's not ALL about the number on the scale, as evidenced by my jeans becoming more and more comfortable each time I wear them, but Brain is not feeling the same comfort and would like just a LITTLE compromise. The back-and-forth game that you've been playing with Mr. Scale is making Brain have a temper tantrum. And considering how much Brain has given you to feel good, it's about time you give back, just a little.

I'm providing you both with lots of treats (yummy, healthy food), toys (exercise bike, heart rate monitor, iPod), and games (workout videos, SparkPeople tracking logs, Spark Points) both need to play nice for a change.

Mr. Scale DOES have to live with us for a while longer, so you need to share. And Maybe HE doesn't like playing that "178" game you're so fond of, either.

So Body, think you can try something new that Brain (and Mr. Scale) like playing, too? I KNOW! How about "Slowly Sink Down" where you make the number go down by you slowly getting smaller! That'll be fun! Brain will enjoy it, and Mr. Scale won't be so bored!

Let's give it a try, shall we?


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PAMINHALF 11/18/2010 2:57PM

  Very cute.

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BEAUTIFULANIME 11/18/2010 2:05PM

    That's a great letter.

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BETSEY_T 11/18/2010 1:04PM

    Love it! emoticon

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Gentle reminder (Okay, it's really a pet peeve)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

-Grammar Nazi mode ON-


You LOSE weight. Your clothes feel LOOSE.

You know you're a successful LOSER when your clothes feel LOOSER.

When you've been LOSING inches from your waist, (well, I guess the best phrase is that) it *feels* like you've been LOOSENING your belt, and then you check and it's still on the same notch.

-Grammar Nazi mode OFF-

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LAURIE5658 11/18/2010 2:10PM

    THANK YOU!!! That one gets my goat but if you call on someone about it, you get tarred and feathered! Its not rocket science, people!!!!

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BEAUTIFULANIME 11/18/2010 2:07PM

    That's one of my pet peeves as well. I hate when people don't use proper grammar.

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CHRISTINA791 11/18/2010 12:56PM

    Thank you so much. emoticon

This one always makes me cringe, since I hear the two words very differently in my head.

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TAMESIS8 11/18/2010 12:53PM

    HAHAHAHA! I love your post! Grammar Nazis unite! emoticon

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DWILCZKO 11/18/2010 12:46PM

  i agree!

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Just a quickie: Why did I pass up this shirt?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Reckoned... QQ


Note to self...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cottage cheese isn't so bad.

That is all.


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AILINEA 11/16/2010 2:27AM

    Yeah, there are so many things that I WANT to like, but for some reason I never have. Cottage cheese is one of those. I think it was the texture, or maybe how it's bland on its own. But this is one of those items that I haven't liked since childhood, and figured it's time to let the grown-up taste buds have a go at it.

We got some, I've been eating it, and I think I'm actually liking it! ;)

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GOLDIELOCKSBEAR 11/15/2010 10:51PM

    LOL hehe yeah its actually kinda yummy!

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CRYSTAL1963 11/15/2010 10:27PM

    LOL THAT'S FUNNY emoticon

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There's a trick that always works

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I want to thank the two wonderful ladies who commented on my blog yesterday. When I'm the one who's always the "cheerleader" for our fitness group, it's nice to get that support when I need it too.

We have a "trick" in our WoW guild that always works when you're having problems with something not happening at the rate you want it to happen. This may be a loot item not dropping, a mob not spawning, you're having troubles with a quest, etc.: Complain openly. Complain about it in vent chat, in guild chat, whatever...just say it out loud.

Somehow it seems that whatever you're looking for/want/want to have happen will take place very shortly.

Well, that's what yesterday's blog post was about, really. It was my complaining to the world that despite doing everything right, the scale wasn't budging for several days and I wasn't sure I'd make my week's goal weight. And while I know I'm doing everything right, and I know plateaus "just happen," it was frustrating to see it happening so soon.

Thankfully, it wasn't a plateau. To spare people the TMI too much, let's just say that eating high-fiber carbs, fruits, and veggies and drinking 12 glasses of water a day doesn't always "move things along in a timely manner," if you know what I mean. However, the big bowl of oatmeal for lunch seems to have done the trick.

And since things have moved along the way they were supposed to, sure enough today the scale said I'm a lighter me. I still have 3 days to do well on the program (official weigh-in for points is on Tuesday morning), but I feel a lot better about making this week's goal and not losing those bonus points. If *I* screw up and binge on a meal that sets back ALL the work I did all week, I know I'm to blame for not getting those points. But when I'm doing everything right and don't get the points, that's an annoying potential source of frustration.

So far, frustration averted. We'll see how Tuesday morning ends up!

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AILINEA 11/15/2010 8:06PM


Thanks for the recipe, too! Gonna see about giving it a try after the next grocery store run. I don't drink coffee, but maybe the salad will do the trick!

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15THC_ODETTE 11/13/2010 7:35PM

    I change diapers on twins, so I am hard to phase with TMI. However, thanks to you I have a Ron White joke running in a loop in my head. Bad AILINEA!!!

For future reference, a cup of coffee and my Greek quinoa salad (
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