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SparkVersary

Thursday, November 27, 2014

emoticon It is hard for me to believe that as of today I have been a member of the SparkPeople community for one year. You will never know how many times in this past year that I very nearly quit. I am very grateful to all my SparkFriends who have helped me to get back on track when I have slipped off and to those who have kept me going and who believe I can do this. I still have a long way to go, but with all y'all helping and supporting me, I will reach my goal.

  
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MARYJOANNA 11/27/2014 5:21AM

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    Happy sparkaversity emoticon

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RAWCOOKIE 11/27/2014 3:59AM

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I'm not even sure when my Sparkversary is- must check! But, I totally agree, it's the interaction and support on here which keeps us connected.
So glad to have met you
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KLH702 11/27/2014 2:21AM

    Happy Sparkversary!! Here is to another great year to becoming healthier!

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Spangle's Friends with the Scale, Chapter 18

Monday, November 24, 2014

emoticon Here are my comments relative to FWTS, Chapter 18, Tracking Reveals the Truth.

emoticon List 2 or 3 things I learned from this chapter.
1. Meticulously record everything I eat.
2. Be honest with myself. Don't skip recordings.

emoticon What are some ways I can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
I could relate to Sandy sitting at her computer and chowing down almonds out of a big bag as she worked there, only to find out later that she consumed an extra 900 calories. I have been there and done that kind of mindless eating on numerous occasions.

emoticon What will I do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
I am working to eliminate mindless eating. I definitely need to improve my food tracking. I resolve to be more careful (meticulously so) about measuring and recording the foods I eat. Accurate tracking tells it like it is.

  
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JO88BAKO 11/25/2014 9:54PM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Is this a book you are reading? Sounds like a good one. Have a Happy Thanksgiving

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LIS193 11/25/2014 10:34AM

    Thanks for the review! Mindless eating... still too often :(

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IDICEM 11/25/2014 10:07AM

  Mindless eating is one of my biggest problem areas. Thanks for the great reminder!

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RAWCOOKIE 11/25/2014 5:07AM

    I think that's a good point, MYAKAYAH - I cannot face measuring every little thing - but the high-risk items, as you say, nuts, crackers, candy - very worth measuring!
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MYAKAYAH 11/25/2014 2:23AM

    I think with nuts, crackers and candy the rule is measure out your portions beforehand so no mindless eating goes on~ Its important especially this week!

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Thank You, SparkFriends!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

emoticon Albert Schweitzer made the following observation:

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those who rekindle the inner spirit.

Thank you to all my SparkFriends for providing a spark whenever I needed one!

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    emoticon your being my emoticon and for keeping me motivated! i love your Spangle books reviews - very inspiring!!
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    Wonderful

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RASPBERRY56 11/24/2014 4:22AM

    Here, here!

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Spangle's Friends with the Scale, Chapter 17

Saturday, November 22, 2014

With my comments below from FWTS, chapter 17, Scale and Weight-Loss Patterns, I hope to catch up with the team.

emoticon List 2 or 3 things I learned from this chapter.
1. Spangle writes that typically, there is a "honeymoon" phase with the scale when we begin a new weight management program.
2. Then after the initial weight loss during the "honeymoon" phase, numbers on the scale fluctuate with changes in our weight, even when we do everything right.
3. Factors that affect weight loss include:
a. high starting weight
b. gender
c. aging
d. physical issues
e. mobility
4. The rate of weight loss never seems fast enough. We must trust that our bodies will determine a safe rate at which weight is lost.

emoticon What are some ways I can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
I did not identify any in this chapter.

emoticon What will I do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
As Spangle recommends, I will do my best to "stay committed to my plan and follow it day after day." I will focus on areas where I have power and work to change those areas where I feel powerless.

  
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RASPBERRY56 11/24/2014 4:25AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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MYAKAYAH 11/24/2014 1:19AM

    interesting observations about weight and how fast loss may occur~

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LIFECHANGZ 11/23/2014 12:43PM

    emoticon great lesson, stay committed! Thanks for sparking me today :)

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LIS193 11/23/2014 11:07AM

    It always goes faster the first week(s) and then it slows :( Think of the turtle and the hare :)) You'll get there in the end!

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    Great job! I would like a second honeymoon phase emoticon

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MISSY455 11/23/2014 2:18AM

    You have to trust the process. Hope it continues to work for you :-)

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Spangle's Friends with the Scale, Chapter 16

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Below are my comments from FWTS, Chapter 16, How to Retrain Yourself.

emoticon List 2 or 3 things you learned from this chapter.
Spangle writes that as I work on becoming friends with my scale, I may need to retrain myself on how to use it effectively as well as how to respond to (or think about) the numbers. She writes that I can create new beliefs about the scale by changing my thoughts about it.

emoticon What are some of the ways I can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
Spangle gave me some examples of how I can change my thinking about the scale. I can tell myself new messages to retrain my thinking about the scale, such as:
"I don't fear the scale because I know it's only data."
"If the scale goes up, that doesn't mean I can't manage my weight successfully."
"I can simply read the scale number, then walk away and have a good day."
"Every day I'm getting healthier and stronger."
"My actions (not the scale) will determine my outcomes."
"I don't need to see the scale reading move to know whether I am on track."

emoticon What will I do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
I will use some of Spangle's suggestions to retrain my thinking about the scale.

  
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MYAKAYAH 11/25/2014 2:25AM

    Its a good thing I don't pay too much mind to the scale. A few pounds up or down isn't a big deal to me truthfully thank goodness~

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IDICEM 11/22/2014 9:55AM

  Great points!

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