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Bible Verse of the Day

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

emoticon As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Galatians 6:10 KJV

  


Friends with the Scale; Chapter 4

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Comments on Spangle's Friends with the Scale, Chapter 4, To Weigh or Not to Weigh?

In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.
1) There are many recommendations with regard to using or not using a scale during a weight management program.
2) The scale doesn't work the same way for everyone.
3) I took the scale quiz. I have mostly "no" answers and a number of "sometimes" answers, so I do not clearly fit into the toss-your-scale category.
4) I think I am ready to learn how I can successfully use my scale to help me manage my weight in a healthy way.

What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
I can relate to client Cindy in that as long as I am following my eating and exercise program I can trust my healthy approach will ultimately bring the results I am looking forward to achieving.

What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
Trust that the numbers on the scale do not predict how successful I may be with my weight loss/management program.

  
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MCJOYFUL 10/20/2014 4:10PM

    I'm not a scale tosser either. I do weigh myself every day but more for the data and the trend.

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LIS193 10/20/2014 12:59PM

    I weigh every day just to know things aren't getting out of hand but then again my tummy is a good indicator and I guess my weight within half a pound..

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IDICEM 10/20/2014 10:09AM

  I may ignore my scale sometimes, but I'd never throw it away. lol

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AUNTALICE2 10/19/2014 8:23PM

    I love my scale! It keeps me on track! emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/19/2014 6:05PM

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~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 10/19/2014 4:33PM

    Beth,

I was surprised to find I was in the "don't throw the scale away" category also!
lol

best
barbara

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Spangle's Friends with the Scale; Chapter 3

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Comments on Spangle's FWTS, chapter 3, No More Drama:

emoticon In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.
1) Throwing the scale across the room is not productive and won't help me with my program.
2) The scale is not the sole determining factor for my success or lack of it. There are other ways to measure success.

emoticon What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
I was not really able to relate to the clients described in this chapter of the book. For one thing, I am not so tied to my scale that I would go out in the garage to weigh if my DH locked my scale in the trunk of the car to keep me from using it. Instead, I am looking to learn how to use my scale realistically to help me manage my journey to better health.

emoticon What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
I would like to keep my scale to use for appropriate feedback concerning how my program is going.

  
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IDICEM 10/19/2014 3:40PM

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LIS193 10/19/2014 12:28PM

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Weight fluctuates but if can be an indication of inflammation - i.e. food not agreeing with you. For me that would be wheat or the starch/protein combo.
The number on the scale is data, not a judgement or measure of self-esteem!

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RAWCOOKIE 10/19/2014 4:10AM

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/18/2014 11:30PM

    I think you have the right idea, glad you are not tied to the scale. I use to be. Not anymore but it too me some time to get over it.

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AUNTALICE2 10/18/2014 11:24PM

    Hopefully your program continues to do well. You are not your scale! emoticon

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Starting Spangle's Friends with the Scale; Commenting on Chapters 1 & 2

Saturday, October 18, 2014

emoticon I've started reading Linda Spangle's Friends with the Scale. I am thrilled to be reading through it with the 100DWL Team and the book's author! I actually began reading the book about 5 days or so ago. I've not been able to blog about it because we have been so extremely busy at work and I am coming home exhausted, so I'm a little slow in catching up on the blogging part.

emoticon Chapters 1 & 2, on my current relationship with the scale: In years long gone, I was religious about weighing every day. But more recently, I think I've become okay with the scale as a tool. To me, the number on the scale is similar to a medical laboratory test that confirms a diagnosis. After years of scale use and abuse, I understand that there are normal fluctuations in the numbers. So I have grown to accept those normal fluctuations on my scale. However, I must admit that there are days I am disappointed when it confirms my departures (now known as "pauses") from my eating and exercise programs. But much as I would like to, I don't blame the scale. Neither do I dwell on the scale's number all day. It definitely does not define my mood. If it's up, I try to do better. If it's down, I try to maintain or further improve. In spite of my current attitude, I do think that I can benefit from reading this book with the team as I am certain there is a lot I can learn about using the scale.

  
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IDICEM 10/19/2014 3:29PM

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LIS193 10/19/2014 12:31PM

    Sounds like another great book!
I weigh daily, just to keep track of my weight and take action before it gets out of hand too much. A 3-4 pound range is good - more than that, there is a potential problem. I have my "panic point" at which I need to get serious again :)

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MKBWNSUGAR 10/19/2014 11:26AM

    emoticon also, I have changed my mindset about the scale in the past year, but I too can always learn more from the book and team members.
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RAWCOOKIE 10/19/2014 4:14AM

    emoticon We learn a lot from each other - and some of the lessons in the 100 days really surprised me!

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AUNTALICE2 10/18/2014 11:23PM

    I weigh every day. The scale is just a tool. It is what you make of it. emoticon

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Reviewing Days #59-60; Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I am finishing up my revisit of 100DWL's section on emotional eating today.

59. Heart hunger "insteads"
Spangle writes that yelling at the steering wheel or exercise will most likely work best when addressing head hunger, but other approaches are needed for addressing heart hunger. She tells us to be on the lookout for ways to address heart hunger by considering the type of need we are experiencing. This means we need to do our best to figure out the source of our feeling of emptiness. Some examples she gives are listening to music or reading a book when we are feeling sad or lonely. We might consider calling a friend, journaling about our feelings, or writing about our sadness in an email to a friend. Some other insteads are: a warm bath (hot tub!) or shower, stroking or holding a soft warm pet, crying to get out all the sadness, gardening, etc.

60 Create a stop sign
In order to use our "insteads" in place of food, we need something to interrupt that immediate response of reaching for food when we are feeling head hunger or heart hunger. Spangle suggests we create a "stop everything" response to help us manage our usual response of reaching for something to eat. She says we might try selecting from a few of our favorite "insteads," such as chewing gum, walking, or writing in a journal. Then to help us go for the "insteads" in place of food, she says to create stop signs, one for heart hunger and one for head hunger. On the stop signs we are to write or type three insteads for heart hunger and three insteads for head hunger. Then we are to pull out the stop signs when we need them and do three things from our lists. I have my stop signs and I have used them from time to time to do my "insteads."

  
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~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 10/15/2014 10:25PM

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AUNTALICE2 10/15/2014 8:19PM

    It is helpful re-reading these messages isn't it? I really enjoy these. Thank you!! emoticon

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IDICEM 10/15/2014 7:01AM

  I like the alternatives. Thanks for the review!

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ELRIDDICK 10/15/2014 7:01AM

  Thanks for sharing

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