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New scale :)

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Last night I went to a friends for dinner and I was really nervous cause I had no idea what she would serve and hoped it wouldn't be too many unhealthy finger foods. To my delight she is also very much getting healthy and happily shared some of her special dinner with me.

While I was there, I mentioned that my 30 day reward was going to be a Fitbit scale. She proceeded to show me her new scale - which was awesome and a third of the price of the Fitbit! So tonight I went and bought myself the same scale. Very excited to get accurate numbers instead of trying to guess what it says! I know its a bit early for my 30 day reward, but I'm feeling very motivated lately.

The only thing this scale doesn't do is connect to SP, but I think I can handle manually entering the info :)

  
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FOREVERTWILIGHT 8/15/2013 9:20AM

    Eating anywhere but at home is super scary! I'm glad your friend was supportive.

I LOVE my digital scale. (Also got it at Walmart!) It's really nice not to have to guess as that needle bobs around. I loved it so much that I bought a digital food scale too! It really has made things boatloads easier.


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PENNYPEARLS 8/4/2013 9:38PM

    Thanks! Will check it out. emoticon

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CALLMESHOP 8/4/2013 9:30PM

    I got the scale at Walmart.. its by a brand called Home Trends (hadn't heard of it before) and its called a Super Slim Fat/Hydration Digital Scale. Its 1.7cm think and made of glass - really sleek looking. The best part, it was only $25! The Fitbit scale was $130.

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JERZRN 8/4/2013 9:22PM

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PENNYPEARLS 8/4/2013 9:10PM

    Please share. What kind of scale did you get? Thinking about getting a new scale myself.

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Nothing worth having comes easyÖ

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

and anything that comes easy isnít usually worth having.

This morning I was very inspired by SP member Pixie-licious who said : Struggling. Some people see struggling as a bad thing. Some people think that if you're struggling, then you are failing. I don't see it like that. I see struggling as a positive thing, because I know that if I am struggling, it means I am not giving up. If I'm struggling, then I'm still trying. And if I keep trying, then I will succeed.

This is so true!

I struggle to stay in my points and I think that is where I used to give up. I found it hard so I would quit. Or I would exercise and be sore for a few days and then not be able to get going again. I used to think so negatively about my struggle. I thought the struggle was what deterred me from continuing. But something changed and now I embrace the struggle. It now keeps me focussed on improving and each time I get a bit better, I feel stronger and more determined. It feels so good to push through that and realize I CAN do it.

  
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LISA_SUMNER08 7/30/2013 10:11AM

    I read her blog as well. I never thought of struggling in this way before. Makes me think differently about a lot of things on this weight loss journey. Thanks for pointing out her blog!
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FARIS71 7/30/2013 9:22AM

    I read her blog too and it was a big help. Learning from the struggles instead of being defeated by them is the key. Sounds like you are on the right path.

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NKING1982 7/30/2013 9:22AM

    Yes you can do it!

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ICANTODAY 7/30/2013 9:20AM

    You definitely can do it!

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Turning new behaviours into healthy habits

Monday, July 29, 2013

They say it takes between 21- 40 days to turn a new behaviour into a consistent habit. Iím on Day 20. DAY 20!! My treadclimber has become part of my morning ritual, like showering or getting dressed. I have been increasing the speed and duration of my workout so that I am always pushing myself. I was so proud when I did 20 minutes the first time Ė now I do it daily!

My mindset has changed for sure. I used to be all about the quick fixes and instant weight loss. Although I want to lose weight, my focus has shifted to being healthy. I seem to have finally realized that quick fixes donít work and even if they do, its short lived. As with anything, you have to WORK to get real results. I heard a great quote the other day: Only in the dictionary does Success come before Work.

On the weekend I went over my calories, but I made sure to push a little harder exercising. And despite going over my calories, I was still making conscious choices to eat healthier. I had made an avocado using 1% milk instead of condensed milk Ė but that was still 400 calories - and then tried making a tofu/mushroom noodle dish. I thought it was fairly healthy but when I calculated the recipe, it was 500 calories! But we went to a party and while everyone was snacking on chips, I went and grabbed some watermelon. As I was logging my food, my fiancť said ĎIím very proud of you.. Ď. I may have gone over my calories, but Iím consciously making better choices and taking responsibility for what I eat and that is a big part of getting healthier.

Anyways, thatís all for today!

  
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PIZZAHOLIC33 7/29/2013 2:32PM

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CALLMESHOP 7/29/2013 2:28PM

    Wow good for you!

We ARE doing this :)

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MTN_KITTEN 7/29/2013 2:25PM

    You are going great. This month I have upped my walking from 22 to 28 to now 34 minutes.

No looking back ... we are doing this.

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Turning new behaviours into healthy habits

Monday, July 29, 2013

They say it takes between 21- 40 days to turn a new behaviour into a consistent habit. Iím on Day 20. DAY 20!! My treadclimber has become part of my morning ritual, like showering or getting dressed. I have been increasing the speed and duration of my workout so that I am always pushing myself. I was so proud when I did 20 minutes the first time Ė now I do it daily!

My mindset has changed for sure. I used to be all about the quick fixes and instant weight loss. Although I want to lose weight, my focus has shifted to being healthy. I seem to have finally realized that quick fixes donít work and even if they do, its short lived. As with anything, you have to WORK to get real results. I heard a great quote the other day: Only in the dictionary does Success come before Work.

On the weekend I went over my calories, but I made sure to push a little harder exercising. And despite going over my calories, I was still making conscious choices to eat healthier. I had made an avocado using 1% milk instead of condensed milk Ė but that was still 400 calories - and then tried making a tofu/mushroom noodle dish. I thought it was fairly healthy but when I calculated the recipe, it was 500 calories! But we went to a party and while everyone was snacking on chips, I went and grabbed some watermelon. As I was logging my food, my fiancť said ĎIím very proud of you.. Ď. I may have gone over my calories, but Iím consciously making better choices and taking responsibility for what I eat and that is a big part of getting healthier.

Anyways, thatís all for today!

  
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CALLMESHOP 7/30/2013 9:02AM

    Thank you for your comments everyone!



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SCRIPTEDFLIGHT 7/29/2013 4:40PM

    Good for you!

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LAWANDMUSIC 7/29/2013 3:44PM

    Ah, yes. Things can be a bit misleading. Congrats on your new worldview. It will serve you well!

ONWARD!!

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KACEYSW 7/29/2013 2:17PM

    The efforts you are putting in the better your life is phenomenal. You should be very proud of yourself!

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Done dieting!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Today I was talking to my brother and he was telling me how he has started a new exercise and diet routine. When I started to respond, I noted that I couldnít bring myself to say ďme tooĒ Ė not out of shame or embarrassment, out of pride Ė instead I told him I am 16 days into a healthier life. It felt good to say. I am done dieting! Dieting feels like a bandaid for a badly infected wound. It is only a temporary fix and even the name conjures images of deprivation and short-term projects or goals. So I am done dieting. I am changing my life and getting healthier!

Last night I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open and I didnít get home til 12:30pm. Since I refuse to give in, I still got up at 5:30 so I could do my 15 minutes of cardio. Although Iím tired, itís a different tired than I normally feel Ė canít really explain, but itís a less groggy sluggish feeling; just pure sleepy. All day as I remembered why I was tired and how I still got up at 5:30, I wanted to pat myself on the back and even started to smile at myself.

I have 16 days under my belt and just when I thought I would be most likely to quit, I was able to get myself going. This is HUGE for me. Iím a procrastinator and I tend to start off enthusiastic but give up on things or get bored quickly. To top it off, I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which normally makes me feel like crap even after a full nightís sleep. Feeling like crap ALL the time is hard, but I have found exercise helps. I donít know whatís different about this time, but Iím trucking along!!

  
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RED_DEVIL_APRIL 7/25/2013 11:03PM

    I know what you mean about the chronic fatigue, itcan make it difficult to get moving, but exercise does help. I took a long nap after exercising when I first started but not can just sit & relax for about 30 minutes after exercising & usually feel ready to get moving again. Keep up the good work!

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MAKINGITCOUNT91 7/25/2013 6:01PM

    Keep it up girl, and you will start seeing the results you want for LIFE, not just short term until a certain amount of weight comes off. I believe most friends & family I am not super close with believe that I'm "dieting", and they always ask what I've cut out and what program I use. The answer is nothing, and I don't use any program. I use SparkPeople as a tool for tracking and for the amazing support system that I've found here. I do regular fitness, and while I watch the stuff I eat, I don't cut anything out. I'm doing what I know can work long term, because that's the idea. To do something we can live with forever, and not feeling starved. You're going in the right direction, be very proud of yourself (:

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GOPINTOS 7/25/2013 4:49PM

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PICKIE98 7/25/2013 4:39PM

    That 15 minutes will add years to your life, subtract fat and toxins and add confidence, self-esteem and tone to *Y*O*U*!!!!!!!!!
You get it!!

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PAMGEORGE1 7/25/2013 4:23PM

  It's so hard sometimes to do what we know we need to when we aren't feeling our best. Way to go! emoticon

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