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End date for weight loss goal

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

SparkCoach says to write my commitment down so here goes. I'd like to reach my weight loss goal by the first week of December, which is when I'm scheduled to run the Honolulu Marathon wih my cousin.

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IMEMINE1 6/23/2014 8:00PM


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SBHPATRICK 5/18/2014 5:11PM

    Great goal - best of luck!

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HICKOK-HALEY 5/11/2014 12:03AM

    emoticon Have fun!!

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CAMYTANG 5/9/2014 2:55PM

    Thanks guys! Honolulu is going to be hot for the marathon!

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STITCH4EVER 5/8/2014 5:21PM


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SEABREEZE64 5/8/2014 6:41AM

    Great goal!

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CAMYTANG 5/7/2014 11:49PM


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DARSHAN130 5/7/2014 8:46PM

    emoticon emoticon

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When I feel a food binge coming on

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Drink water
Do something with my hands like knit
Drink more water
Eat veggies and drink more water
Play a game on my phone
Go to the bathroom

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CAMYTANG 5/5/2014 5:51PM

    Oh I forgot about that! Good one!

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SEABREEZE64 5/5/2014 9:37AM

    All good choices....

For me .... brush my teeth. LOL!

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CAMYTANG 5/5/2014 1:30AM

    Thanks guys! Yes, the knitting has been helping a lot. Good point, USMAWIFE, I should also remember to get up and move around!

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USMAWIFE 5/4/2014 9:07PM

    yes to the knitting but also get up and dance, act silly..

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MISSDAISY23 5/4/2014 5:03PM


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SUZIPAM1 5/4/2014 4:26PM

    aah knitting you started something in me to want to knit again

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KKKAREN 5/4/2014 4:12PM

    yes, busy keeps me from eating.

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5 words

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Healthy goals. Happy. Focused. Forgiving.

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CAMYTANG 5/3/2014 4:38PM

    Thanks guys! Forgiving was important. I'm realizing how much guilt I have when I mess up or go off the rails, and that's even worse!

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SEABREEZE64 5/3/2014 8:13AM

    I like these words!!!

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ROX525 5/3/2014 7:01AM


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Spark Activity Tracker - solution for where to put it

Thursday, January 02, 2014

I ordered the Spark Activity Tracker since it seemed a good way to track my steps and also record my exercise on SparkPeople. It's not always accurate in terms of how long I've been exercising, but so far I enjoy using it. Right now I'm at 6000 steps a day, so hopefully I can increase that as time goes by.

I had a little bit of a problem about where to put the tracker since I'm home all day in my socks. I put it on my sock but I did throw my tracker into the dirty laundry one day but remembered in time and dug it out. I'm pretty sure I'd wash it eventually if I kept it on my clothing.

I finally hit on a great solution. I found a slightly stretched out hair elastic and stuck the tracker on that, then put it around my ankle. Perfect! It's easy to remember to take it off at the end of the day and put it on in the morning. I can wear it in the house and while I'm outside without needing to transfer it to my shoes or outdoor clothes.

The elastic is loose enough that it's not affecting circulation in my foot. I could probably have just used a piece of string or ribbon or yarn but I had the hair elastic and that works well.

Hopefully this'll help me work my way to a slimmer me in 2014!

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HICKOK-HALEY 2/15/2014 11:54AM


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ICANTODAY 1/3/2014 8:01PM

    What a neat idea! Good job!

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CAMYTANG 1/3/2014 5:44PM

    Thanks! That's a great idea bout Secrets of Success! I'll do that right now!

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GK1963 1/3/2014 10:56AM

    Great idea!

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MADEIT3 1/3/2014 9:16AM

    Necessity is the mother of invention!! You should make this a Spark Secrets of Success. You'll find access on the MORE tab on your Spark page.

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CAMYTANG 1/3/2014 7:09AM

    I think you'll like it--I know I like mine a lot. So far it's been encouraging me to get up and move more often during the day.

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    Great idea....thanks for sharing it.

I ordered a tracker, it will be here tomorrow. I'm looking forward to using it.

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Day by day

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I did pretty good over Christmas, not stuffing my face although I did go over my calorie count. I also ran every day while on vacation, which was fantastic.

I read the One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs and it was really inspiring and helpful. It's amazing what I can do when I only think about today and not about yesterday or tomorrow. I also ate a lot slower, which enabled me to eat less for the meals where I would normally go hog wild.

She suggests fasting for a day to help you mentally and spiritually start to break your addiction to food, so I did that today. It didn't do so well. I started getting a migraine at about 21 hours into the fast, and so I broke it 3 hours early in order to take some medication, which I need to eat to do. However, I managed to not eat for those 21 hours even though my husband ate everything from cinnamon rolls to portuguese sausage! It helped me realize I have more self-control than I thought. Even after I broke the fast, I'm eating very little so that I don't shock my stomach.

I've decided to try juicing (or in my case, smoothies with my Blendtec blender) to help reduce my cholesterol. For breakfast every day, I'll do a green smoothie.

I'm also determined to break the habit of snacking while I work. It usually makes me work better, but I know that's all mental, so I'm going to stop doing it no matter what. I'm going to try to eat only deliberately, when I'm fully mentally engaged in it, so I don't overeat or eat junk.

That and exercising everyday is my short term plan.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 12/29/2013 7:12PM

    Great blog! I need to get the concept "day by day".


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CAMYTANG 12/29/2013 7:11PM

    Thanks guys!

I want to try to stop snacking entirely, if it's possible, because when I tried substituting healthy things, it just didn't work for me, and then when I got really stressed, I'd go out and buy chips or something! I'll see if I can break the habit or not. Most of the time my hands are busy--I'm typing or when I'm thinking, I'll take up a knitting project. It's too easy to have something in my mouth no matter what I'm doing!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/29/2013 6:09AM

    Snacking is a hard habit to break. I know I used to like to munch on food when I was trying to concentrate either on work or homework. I hope you can find something to take it's place.

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GEMLADYONE 12/28/2013 10:53PM

    I've had good luck taking baby carrots and grapes to work for snacks...I also like to snack at work. It helps break up the day. The trick for me has been not to stop doing it, but to do it with something healthy instead of empty carbs and fat.

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UMBILICAL 12/28/2013 10:28PM

  Is the way

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