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Monday, July 28, 2014

I was down 2.6 pounds at my WW Meeting. However, I am having a problem recording my weight and wondering if anyone else is having this problem?

  
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L*I*T*A* 7/29/2014 12:19AM

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MOM2ACAT 7/28/2014 3:54PM

    I haven't had any problems recently, but congrats on the pounds lost!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/28/2014 11:56AM

    I only do it once a week but no problems recording last Thursday.

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OLDERDANDRT 7/28/2014 10:53AM

    emoticon on the weight loss!! I haven't tried to record( or needed to) my wt. so, don't know if there would be a problem. Hope you get it worked out! ((HUGS))

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GORDON66 7/28/2014 9:41AM

  Good for you!!!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/28/2014 8:31AM

    I haven't tried to record my weight since last week. There was no problem then. Congratulations on losing! I hope that the technical difficulties are over soon. Spark On my friend.

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2HAMSDIET 7/28/2014 8:00AM

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MYTHMYTH 7/28/2014 7:50AM

    2.6 is GREAT! Keep up the good work!

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BECKYLIZ 7/28/2014 7:07AM

    emoticon Had same problem, if you figure it out, let me know.

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SYDLETZIII 7/28/2014 3:44AM

    Congrats on the weight lose. No problem recording weight lose. Turn off computer and restart and see if that works.

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KESTRYLL 7/28/2014 12:14AM

    Sometimes I forget. It is good news about the weight loss though! emoticon

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LEANGIRL22 7/28/2014 12:10AM

    Congrats on being down 2.6 lbs.! Haven't had problem recording. Keep on accentuating the positive!

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The Last Week of BLC

Monday, July 21, 2014

Twelve weeks goes by so fast. So hard to believe this is the last week and we are suppose to write a blog on three different things.
1. Post a blog on the best thing about your experience with the BLC this round or about the progress you made due to your participation.
This time around we had to keep track of how many times we were in the chat room which requires you to post three times a week. This has made me more accountable to my team and because we had to be there I feel I did a good job of keeping in touch with my team on this round.
2. Post One NSV or accomplishment you achieved this round? One of my NSV's is I have cut down on on going to fast food restaurants. I think I only went twice during this whole round. I am finding I don't care for fast food places like I use too.
I don't really count Subway as a fast food place because we can get a salad or a sandwich without the added mayo.
3.Make a PLAN for maintaining or losing over the BLC break? One of my goals to start taking better care of myself by eating better.
This may be a little off the subject but yesterday I went to Jiffy Lube to get my oil changed. This is the second time they have complimented me on what a good job I do in taking care of my car. This always makes me feel good when I hear this. Now its time to start taking care of ME just like I do my car.
My goals are to track every bite and to stay on track as well as I possibly can. Be kind to myself and not beat myself up. It's almost two months before the next round starts so I am sure I will be ready for it.
I enjoyed being on the Violets Virtuous Team. Great people and I want to wish you all a good rest of the summer.
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MYTHMYTH 7/22/2014 3:29PM

    Glad to hear that BLC was such a positive experience for you this time!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/21/2014 5:59PM

    Wonderful!!!!

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CONSISTENCY2014 7/21/2014 3:08PM

    thats great!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/21/2014 12:52PM

    Great blog. You're doing so well. Keep up the good work.

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OLDERDANDRT 7/21/2014 11:37AM

    Way to go!! Great report! Sounds like you are doing fabulous!! Keep up the great work!! ((HUGS))

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 7/21/2014 9:53AM

    Awesome report! Congrats for coming through.

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SYDLETZIII 7/21/2014 1:22AM

    Very good on not stopping by fast food places. You will find that adding new fruits is fun or at least I did, especially grapes which are naturally sweet.

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The Comfort Zone (Poem)

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Comfort Zone
by Anonymous

I used to have a comfort zone
where I knew I couldn't fail,
The same four walls of busy work
were really more like a jail

I longed so much to do the things
I'd never done before,
But I stayed inside my comfort zone
and paced the same old floor

I said it didn't matter
that I wasn't doing much,
I said I didn't care for things
like diamonds or furs and such

I claimed to be so busy
with the things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for
something special of my own

I couldn't let my life go by
just watching others win,
I held my breath and stepped outside
to let the change begin

I took a step and with new strength
I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone good bye
and closed and locked the door

If you are in a comfort zone
afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners
were at one time filled with doubt

A step or two and words of praise
can make your dreams come true
Greet your future with a smile,
success is there for you!

  
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JOANNANOW 7/13/2014 2:36PM

    Thanks ... I needed to hear that right now. Just retired and my comfort zone has changed ... I need to reboot my thinking and start over. Hope your summer is going well Amy. emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/13/2014 1:02PM

    Awesome poem& inspirational. Is it an original?

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SYDLETZIII 7/11/2014 10:31PM

    Good poem

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1CRAZYDOG 7/11/2014 3:08PM

    Thanks for sharing this~

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GORDON66 7/11/2014 2:27PM

  Terrific!!!

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MOLLIKROWN 7/11/2014 1:09PM

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UMBILICAL 7/11/2014 12:31PM

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It was a nice birthday!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I had a nice day today. Went to a Mexican Restaurant with a friend of mine. Her birthday was last weekend and every year we go to our favorite place.
I did really well and ordered a veggie burrito and didn't bring any left over food home. This is the first year in I don't know how long that I didn't go out and buy a piece of cake for myself.
I have a real problem with cake. We grew up eating cake for breakfast almost every morning and I still want to eat it ALL the time.
I am taking Wednesday off to look into my retirement. Hopefully I can retire next summer and be at goal too.
I spent this weekend cleaning out my refrigerator and getting stuff out of here that I can't stay away from.
Everything is going well in my life. I get to retire in one more year. I have a beautiful new place to live in that I really like.
I have family that cares for me and a lot of wonderful friends too. Now why I can't I stick with my food plan to lose weight?
I get home everyday from work and I just want to eat every thing in sight. I don't know if Its because I work in such a toxic work environment or if it something on the inside that I am not dealing with
I know sometimes what I really want is to just have someone to talk too when I get home.
Married couples have each other so they can share there day with each other. I come home and eat over mine.
I have a friend who has her own swimming pool and I am going to ask her if I can come over two days during the week and go for a swim.
Maybe I should do my grocery shopping during the week and not on the weekends. I don't do all that bad with my food on the weekends. It is during the week that I have so much trouble.
Well it's late and I must go to bed. I want to thank each and everyone of you for the birthday wishes, comments and goodies on my spark page. It made me feel very good and you all helped make my birthday very special.
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JUDITH316 7/2/2014 1:32AM

    Sounds like an awesome Birthday...Happy Birthday and God Bless you Amy, sorry I'm late... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MYTHMYTH 6/24/2014 9:07PM

    Sending Belated Birthday Wishes emoticon So glad that you had a nice birthday! And congrats on the NSV in avoiding cake...that alone shows that you are on your way to your goal. emoticon

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BAMAJAM2 6/24/2014 5:25PM

  I want to say that you deserved a HAPPY BIRTHDAY---!!
Wishing you a wonderful year ahead...
HUGS!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/24/2014 2:40PM

    Glad that you had a good birthday my dear friend. Keep up the good work. Great job on making good choices. Sorry that you're feeling unsteady about your food. I think that it's a great plan to talk to your friend about her pool. You know how I feel about swimming. Happy Happy Birthday.

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SUSANELAINE1956 6/24/2014 1:00PM

    That would be a great goal to retire in a year and be at goal. I also worked in a toxic environment, though it was only the last 5 years of my almost 30 years with the company. It definitely drains you and makes it harder to have the energy you need when you are home. Good luck! I hope you figure out how to reach that goal, but I can tell you it's a lot easier once you do retire. emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 6/24/2014 11:23AM

    I'm so glad you had a great birthday!! And I'm so proud of you Not having that cake! Old, bad habits are hard to break, but you have taken a very important step in the right direction!!! emoticon emoticon You Can do this! It's hard, but I've read that "Losing weight is hard, maintaining weight is hard and staying fat is hard.......choose your hard!" So true, so I know you can do this thing. It's all hard, but you can handle this! Look at the great accomplishments you've already made! Just add on some more good things! Make streaks to help you form better habits! When you feel like eating everything in site, do some exercises, take a walk, hit the gym, do an exercise video, read a good book, take a bath and go to bed (depending on the hour, of course), go swim ( if your friend says,"come on!") Wash the dishes, house clean!
So glad you had a Happy Birthday! ((HUGS))

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1CRAZYDOG 6/24/2014 11:04AM

    Good job on nixing the leftover food! Excellent clearing out foods that are a temptation.

Wishing you luck with the swimming. Sure can't hurt to ask, right! Hope it works out. That would be nice.

HUGS and have a great Tuesday.

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SYDLETZIII 6/24/2014 10:24AM

    Congratulation on eatting in amexican restaurant and doing it right, I know for a fact I would have had the fried rice and something filled with beef and cheese. Way to go. I did not know you had a birthday, so Happy belated birthday and wishes for many more also if you retire-Have fun

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GORDON66 6/24/2014 9:37AM

  When you get home at night, it appears that you're eating for comfort and out of loneliness. On top of that, you could be suffering from job burnout. Personally, I'm burnt to a crisp, and the end of the work day is an escape. When I finally get home, I look forward to hugging my cats and eating dinner. Eating is a way of burying your emotions, so you might want to consider taking note of what you're feeling as you eat. Changing your thinking patterns is the hardest part about losing weight.

Oh, yes, and Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/24/2014 9:32AM

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PATTYKLAVER 6/24/2014 9:01AM

    It's good to know that you had a wonderful birthday. What I have done with birthdays is quit at 24. Then I took my niece's advice and had a "birthday month" instead of just one day. Do little things all month that bring joy and allow myself to pamper me.

I try my best to always do my grocery shopping during the week. With deliveries usually not made on the weekends, I think the food is a little fresher. If I go at about 8:30 am, people are either at work, taking kids to school, or still sleeping. The store is less crowded. It aggravates me to be on a mission and not be able to get down an aisle because someone is taking up most of the aisle trying to decide what is needed.

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2HAMSDIET 6/24/2014 8:08AM

    I had a friend that journaled every night to distress from work as she made dinner. Some times she drew pictures and doodled some times. Her husband worked 2nd shift and wasn't home. If you do good on weekends than I am sure you will find the key for yourself during the week. emoticon emoticon

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CAT125 6/24/2014 4:43AM

    A lot of people use food as their "feel good fix."
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NYARAMULA 6/24/2014 3:55AM

    Happy (belated) birthday.

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WI was good this morning : )

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I was down 1.6 this morning. SP says two pounds down which is close enough. I've been doing pretty well with my food and trying to stay on track.
I am retiring next summer and hope I can have 70 pounds off by then. I am a WW Member and really want to be a receptionist when I reach goal. Oh, How I hope it all works out. No more Excuses!
Being on a BLC Team really helps me to stay motivated. I almost took a summer break from it but now I am glad I didn't.
I've been off work for the last three days and will go back tomorrow. Because of some stress issues I took some time off.
Wishing everyone a wonderful day. Together we will ALL do this and reach our goals too.
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    emoticon emoticon Good Job, emoticon on your success. Cheering you on, keep up the great work... emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/12/2014 7:35PM

    Great goal!

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OLDERDANDRT 6/12/2014 1:46PM

    Way to go!!! Maybe I need to join some more challenges. I can't trust myself to get done what I need to do! You are making great head way!! Keep up the great work and you Will meet your goals!!! ((HUGS))

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SUNRISE141 6/12/2014 6:14AM

    CONGRADULATIONS on your weight loss ! Thank you for being on the team GOD ANSWERS PRAYER ! Have a great day !

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/11/2014 11:50PM

    congratulations! I know that you're happy. You deserve to be!!! Keep up the good work.

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LINDA! 6/11/2014 8:53PM

    Happy to hear that you lost weight!! It's always exciting. emoticon

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MYTHMYTH 6/11/2014 5:24PM

    It's GREAT to hear about your weight loss. Keep at it! emoticon
What BLC team are you on this time?
Jane

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1CRAZYDOG 6/11/2014 5:12PM

    Good job!!!!!!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 6/11/2014 4:09PM

    That is a wonderful goal! I'm here to cheer you on! emoticon

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GORDON66 6/11/2014 2:39PM

  Excellent!

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STEVEN_D 6/11/2014 2:30PM

    Good for you and your goals to lose the weight by next summer. You are right, no more excuses. I hope your stress levels get back down to normal and you have a wonderful day, too!

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