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A good weigh-in deserves a blog right??

Saturday, September 08, 2012

So this month I decided to only weigh in once a week on Sat mornings...boy that is easier said than done by Thursday I was itching to step on the scale. However, I did not I waited until this morning and lo and behold it read 135.4!! -3lbs from last Saturday I was shocked to say the least emoticon I did make it to one intense zumba class this past week and tried to stay somewhat active on the other days. This coming week I intend to make 2 zumba classes and it should get a little easier since we are slowly but surely settling into a routine now that DS is back in school and all. On the nutritional side of things I did ok a few indulgences here and there but not bad over all. My nemesis Starbucks pumpkin spice latte...did you catch the article on that here on spark???? Yikes but you know what I rather pinch calories here and there and still enjoy my coffee otherwise I can get a little moody but I am still working to limit such indulgences. I must share that yesterday I passed up a huge chocolate chocolate chip muffin that I would have devoured in the past!! And you know what although it was tempting I didn't really want it! I instead reached for a mini blueberry muffin and some grapes yay!!! emoticon

So anyway that is that hopefully the scale will be just as kind next week emoticon

Have an awesome weekend and keep "Sparking" emoticon

  
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JBECKS626 9/14/2012 9:23AM

    Did you make it to the 2 Zumba classes this week? I completely agree that I would rather pinch calories and have my coffee than go without it. I have my coffee with xtra cream and 2 sugars and won't ever give that up! Happy Friday, cheers to a healthy weekend with a coffee treat!
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DOGLADY13 9/10/2012 9:06PM

    I cannot relate to the pumpkin spice lattes. I like beer flavored beer and coffee flavored coffee. But to each her own.

Yippee!! High Five!!! Happy dance!! Joy! Joy! Hoorah! Yeah for the weight loss. I hope you can keep the trend going!

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CARRIEMT 9/10/2012 4:16PM

    Good job :) My DH has a hard time with the pumpkin spice lattes too, anything pumpkin flavor is exciting this time of year. I think I'll do a light pumpkin custard to help him out (like a pie without so much yolk and crust).
Cheers

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CHANGINGSAM 9/10/2012 11:15AM

    Congrats on the weigh in and food victory! emoticon

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CJADERUN 9/9/2012 6:14AM

    Great job, and congrats on the weight loss! You're doing fantastically!

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CURVYDIVA86 9/8/2012 5:38PM

    Congrats on the great weigh in! It's so hard not to weigh in more than once a week. Usually I sneak peeks throughout the week but only document the number on one "official" day. Whatever works for you! Also, I totally feel you on the pumpkin spice latte cravings. Luckily, I make most of my coffee at home and avoid the temptation.... but I always have to have at least one while they're in season!! Soooooo good!! emoticon

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Dear Scale, It's so hard to not step on you!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Dear Scale, emoticon
This September goal of mine to only step on you once a week on Sat.mornings is tough!! emoticon Today is Thursday so just a couple more days and we will see each other again, please be nice and display anything below 138 lbs. emoticon See you soon, Allie emoticon

Ps. please stop peeking out of your little corner in the bathroom you are very tempting!!! Otherwise I will have to have the hubs put you in an undisclosed location until Saturday. emoticon

  
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DOGLADY13 9/10/2012 9:03PM

    Forget the DH hiding the scale. DHs can be brow beaten. GIve the scale to your best friend in the world. The friend who would help you hide a dead body and keep it a secret. The friend who would tell you that you not only have spinach stuck in your teeth, but that it's been there all day. Ask that friend to not return the scale to you until an agreed upon date. The scale is Evil.

In the meantime, enjoy this video. There's a brief moment about a scale. You'll get a kick out of it.

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LZY0108 9/6/2012 6:21PM

    emoticon I have the opposite problem as you. I have trouble meeting my weigh-ins cause im scared the number will make me mad. Cant wait to hear ur results on sat. Hope its good news!!!

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CHANGINGSAM 9/6/2012 2:27PM

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OMMAMA7 9/6/2012 1:05PM

    Haha I've thought of hiding it before! :) You can do it! I remember when you were stuck at 140 forever...So proud of you for pushing through, and look where you are now!! Yay!

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MSGO72 9/6/2012 10:51AM

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CODILYNN2 9/6/2012 9:56AM

    Ohh that is funny- I can totally avoid it for months at a time or I can be on it everyday.. I am up and down

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ERICADAWN1986 9/6/2012 9:23AM

    You can do this! Tuck it in a cabinet so it's not staring you in the face everytime to use the bathroom. Everytime you're tempted, do 10 jumping jacks. Give yourself an insentive to wait until Saturday (end of summer pedi anybody?).

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CJADERUN 9/6/2012 9:21AM

    Recently I've been so busy that I have forgotten to step on the scale! I used to step on it a few times a day to see how my weight fluctuates throughout the day, but now I'm barely home and, when I am, I totally forget!

It's pretty freeing, not thinking about it! Hope you make it to Saturday without stepping!

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NJJ-EXERCISE30 9/6/2012 9:18AM

    The number on the scale is not you. emoticonYou are so much more!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 9/6/2012 9:17AM

    Dumbass Scale anyway!

Make today a great day!

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MYUTMOST4HIM 9/6/2012 9:16AM

    You're funny - I use to have my DH hide it from me

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DOLLFACEDX 9/6/2012 9:16AM

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How do YOU date night??

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

So how do you date night? Where do you go? What do you wear? Who plans the "date"? As you can tell I'm looking for ideas! I want to start having actual "dates" with DH rather than just typical spur of the moment things we usually do. Your input is appreciated ;)

  
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WERNERETTE 9/5/2012 9:04PM

    Ugh your guess is as good as mine lol! I'm always wishing we had more date nights, but whenever I say that to my hubby, he just looks at me like I'm crazy! Apparently "dating" ended once we got married! We go out and grab dinner or a movie every week, so he thinks that should be fine, but I want more! One night this summer, we did dress nicely and get dinner at a nice restaurant in Salem, then walked around and got froyo and just spent hours wandering, and that was really nice, it felt like a real "date"! I just need to convice himto do more of that!

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DOGLADY13 9/4/2012 10:28PM

    Date night is usually dinner and drinks out at a favorite restaurant. One of our favorite places usually has live music, so sometimes we end up dancing.

Date day is more fun. Usually its a Sunday after church.

We go to the beach - especially in the off season and go for long walks.
We go to the movies.
Sometimes we go for long bike rides. This is usually a two-fer in that we also get our work out done for the day.
Sometimes we stay home and do nothing together - read books, magazines, take naps, drink lots of cuppas and eat snacks.

Ringers are turned off the phones.

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CODILYNN2 9/4/2012 4:06PM

    My parents do date night every wednesday.. They have done this now for about 2years. They go to the same 2 restaurants and have a drink and catch up with their bartenders and take the time to talk to each other once a week.

This also means I get my 16 yr old brother bonding time every wednesday :) I look forward to his company every wednesday and we always make fun meals together

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CARRIEMT 9/4/2012 3:40PM

    We have a strict policy on cell phones when we're on a date, neither of us check our phones or take calls on date nights.
I usually think of a few dinner appropriate topics to discuss before we go, sometimes I read the news or check out psychiatric journals for cool new studies. Other times, I will plan a date when we've been busy so the date acts as a chance to catch up on what we've been doing and what we have planned.
DH likes to open doors, and makes sure that I'm seated first and comfortable so it feels like a date every time we go out.

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CJADERUN 9/4/2012 2:56PM

    Like this:

Boyfriend: "Let's go out for dinner on Friday."
Me: "Why?"
Boyfriend: "Just because."
Me: "Oh. Okay. Want to do a movie, too? Or something?"
Boyfriend: "Sure. Whatever you like."

This 1.) gives me time to plan my food on "Friday," and 2.) gives us time to look up activities that night. Maybe there is a show in the local park, or lawn tickets to the nearby outdoor music hall.

Mostly, it's just a time to set aside for us with no phones, computers, etc. sometimes I'll get into a sundress or other slightly dressy outfit, but we don't go anywhere nice (read: pricey) enough to warrant drastic clothing changes.

Have fun!

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NIKKICOLE83 9/4/2012 2:03PM

    I like to meet at a restaurant rather than going together. That gives me the opportunity to get all jazzy without him seeing me before hand. Plus going separately makes it feel like the first time again and then I make sure to flirt up a storm. I also like going to our local comedy club for a fun date. As well, every few months are so, we will take a weekend trip a couple of hours away and just get a cheap hotel and spend couple time together with no interruptions.

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WHITNEYLD 9/4/2012 1:16PM

    I like to do dinner and a movie. The traditional early on in the relationship type of dates, where you feel special. :) Dress pretty. Make him dress pretty. Flowers also make the night special.

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September fitness minutes

Monday, September 03, 2012

September

1 0 min
2 30 dancing
3 30 biking
4 60 zumba
5 60 min walking downtown
6 0
7 30 min walking
8 45 min bike ride
9 60min walk
10 0
11 60min zumba
12 60min zumba
13 45min cleaning, 15min st
14 0
15 45 cleaning(airport), 15 min st
16 50 cleaning(airport)
17 30 min yoga, 20 min walk
18 60 min zumba
19 60 min zumba
20 30 min walk
21 30 min Wii Dancing game
22 30 min walk, 40 min airport cleaning
23 40 min clean(airport) 30 walk
24 60 min cleaning (building)
25 60 min zumba
26 0
27 60 min walk (museum)
28 30 min walk
29 40 min airport cleaning
30 40 min airport cleaning

Total emoticon

weight
Sept 1- 138
Sept 7- 135
Sept 15-137
Sept 22-137
Sept 29-137

  
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LZY0108 9/6/2012 6:18PM

    great idea!

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DOGLADY13 9/3/2012 6:47AM

    Way to keep yourself accountable! Were you at a party when you were dancing?

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10 lbs, 10 Goals for September.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

You guys already know I am a list maker so here is my list of 10 goals to accomplish in September!!

1.Take multivitamin everyday(easier said than done)
2. Zumba class 2-3 x's a week emoticon
3 ST at least once a week emoticon
4.Track food on SP emoticon
5. Keep drinking tons of water emoticon
6. Limit Starbucks to once a week emoticon
7. Read More emoticon
8. Bike more, take advantage of warm weather it will be gone soon emoticon
9. Step on the scale once a week on Saturday mornings emoticon
10.Be nice, try to keep mood swings in check emoticon


So hopefully in keeping these 10 simple goals I can lose 10 lbs this month. Wish me luck Sparkies!!

  
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LZY0108 9/6/2012 6:18PM

    Great goals!! I love making goal lists like this as well... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JULIA1154 9/4/2012 1:15PM

  Enjoy your September!

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WHITNEYLD 9/4/2012 1:11PM

    Sounds good!

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OMMAMA7 9/2/2012 10:57AM

    Nice! You've got this!! :)

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MBLIFE24 9/1/2012 3:44PM

    Fabulous list! It looks like September will be very productive for you!

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NATURALLYME126 9/1/2012 12:06PM

    I love your goals! They sound very reasonable and acheiveable. Good luck to you!!

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DOGLADY13 9/1/2012 11:40AM

    Ugh. I'm with you on the multivitamin. They make me queasy. I started taking the children's chewable gummy multivitamins. The Hubster and I went with the store brand - they were dinosaur shaped. We later found an adult gummy vitamin that are a boring round shape, but we still ask each other if we took our "dino" for the day. LOL It's like a treat now instead of a chore.

I've been spending the morning looking up recipes for new ideas for lunches (our main meal.) September is my month to get back on track with healthier eating - not that it's been bad, but I've been slipping with tracking and buying lunch and drinking that extra glass of wine... we all know how it is.

Let's encourage each other to stick to our goals.

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NICHOLE_4 9/1/2012 10:05AM

    I love lists!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 9/1/2012 9:54AM

    BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.

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