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Appreciate Spark Friends

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I appreciate everyone's comments on my down day. I still feel down, though, maybe a little break would be good. I will check in every day though, it shows the power of habit!!! I always do the wheel spin, the trivia quiz, and the blog. This morning, I second guessed myself. I would think it was one answer, and then choose another, and the second one was wrong!!! I got 43%. But that is because I was not focussed at all. Shows the power of the mind, because lately I get 80-90%. OH well, that is all okay.

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FISHINGLADY66 12/13/2011 5:33PM

    Try to keep thinking positive. We all have down days from time to time. Your Spark Friends are always here for you. Glad your checking in everyday. emoticon

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TWNOMWE 12/13/2011 1:49PM

    As long as long it is not medical that requires you to get checked out. take a few days off and re-assess how you feel.
I wish those blues-away from from you.
Take care and have a wonderful day.

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SCOTMAMA 12/13/2011 12:29PM

    I appreciate all my friends on Spark People -- it seems they give me more support and encourage me more than my "everyday" friends.

We all get down days, sometimes dragging into several days, and December is hardest of all because there are more parties, more temptations! Try to do at least one thing right each day and you will know it was never a total failure.

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Quit Spark?

Monday, December 12, 2011

I feel ready to quit Spark, because last night I went to a Christmas party and there is no way I can track the food consumed. I did eat it rather mindfully, and I know I had too much, but really, I don't think it will make a difference to my weight. I have been recording and recording and nothing really changes.

However, I know this is just a down moment that will pass. Luckily I have the Spark habit totally integrated into my lifestyle, so I will continue with it.

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FUTUREHOPE49 12/14/2011 5:55PM

    It does not hurt to not track for one day! If I am at a party I usually put something in my tracker that is similar to what I have eaten. As long as you go back to tracking next day, you will be fine! Its hard work, but worth it! emoticon
Never, never give up!

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QUANYIN1 12/13/2011 12:43PM

    You are doing good lady hang in i look foward to following your progress and maybe tracking food myself emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HINCTYBEAT 12/12/2011 8:44PM

    Hey, if you are doing 80% great you have that 20% not so great if you need it. We all have bad days. But we're still all doing SO MUCH BETTER than we were before we got here :)

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ANNIE1114 12/12/2011 6:35PM

  We all have bad days now and then. Don't be so hard on yourself. This time of year holds a lot of temptation for all of us.

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TWNOMWE 12/12/2011 5:35PM

    It is no time to give up or beat yourself up. So you eat too much so what? That was yesterday and just work on today. Remember other measures of success other than the scales. work for those.

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THEMIS27 12/12/2011 4:56PM

    I looked through the last few days of your food tracker, and it looks like you're eating in a range of about 1850-2150? These sound like numbers for maintenance. It might be time to re-calculate if you haven't done it in a while.

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FISHINGLADY66 12/12/2011 3:20PM

    We all have times like this. Especially during the Holidays. Don't give up. Two steps forward and one step back. You will get back on track after the holidays. Just don't give up now. emoticon

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QUANYIN1 12/12/2011 1:37PM

    Hang in i am having a challagening time myself right now,every choice is sometimes a struggle,but i make better choices these days thanks to sparkpeople. emoticon

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JEANNE229 12/12/2011 1:08PM

    We all feel like this from time to time. There is so much more to spark than tracking, so if you feel frustrated with that, i hope you continue for some of the other benefits. So glad you will still be here where I can find you, my friend.

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SCOTMAMA 12/12/2011 11:53AM

    It's normal to feel discouraged -- I feel that way myself right now. But I don't track my food each and every day. First of all when you are not the person preparing the food, there is no way to track it accurately -- and if you can't track accurately, why track at all?

OK, you know you overate -- and you'll probably do it again! But during your time at SP I'm sure you have picked up a lot of good information and have established a few good habits. It did not come on overnight, and it won't drop off overnight -- do the best you can, and track when you are at home and have complete control over what you eat because YOU are the one fixing it.

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VINGRAM 12/12/2011 11:49AM

    Don't do it...........fall down 7 times and get up 8. Don't track for awhile, but go back to it eventually. I have not been tracking and and up 14 lbs from when we went on vacation the first of Oct. I am NOT giving up. I will get this under control again........I'm with you.....whatever I can do. We can do this together. Just DON'T QUIT! emoticon emoticonvista

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SARARAH 12/12/2011 11:11AM

    There's no reason to feel like you need to track at every single meal. It's ok to have days where you don't track, as long as you know which foods to focus on and which foods to avoid (or just enjoy a little). Keep at it ... being motivated by your community members to focus on healthy foods & keep moving is the most important - you don't have to be perfect 100% of the time!! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/12/2011 9:52AM

    During my three years here at SP, I don't know how many times I have intended to quit, or quit for a day. So I know how you feel. Just keep coming back each day to do something. Just a little bit to keep you thinking about healthy living. Honestly, even small steps will help you.

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WALIDGAZALA 12/12/2011 9:47AM

    All of us went into this before
I am older
I have 7 grand children
and still going through
carry on there is no better than tjis in the market
and it is free

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BROOKLYNROSE 12/12/2011 9:38AM

    I have been at that spot before. Glad you stuck with it. We can't give up:) emoticon

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Sunday Musings

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I didn't get too far with my reporting plan, but will try again on Monday. Have a busy week coming up, not only Christmas stuff, but babysitting all week, and not really looking forward to it. In fact, I am worried about it. I did not retire in order to go back to work!!!

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QUANYIN1 12/11/2011 3:48PM

    I hear you loud and clear,about retiring.

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FISHINGLADY66 12/11/2011 11:47AM

    Just take it one day at a time.

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Report: Day 2

Friday, December 09, 2011

Possibly should move this report to another area, not sure where, so I can actually blog here.

Breakfast: 243 calories

Lunch: 556

Snack: 160


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GEMINISUE 12/10/2011 11:01AM

    doing great,,,,, continue on!!!!

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TWNOMWE 12/9/2011 2:44PM

    emoticon start of the day.
Have emoticon Friday

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QUANYIN1 12/9/2011 12:12PM

    Your success helps me,thank you,Namaste

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FISHINGLADY66 12/9/2011 11:41AM

    Stay strong..... Stay focused.

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VINGRAM 12/9/2011 10:41AM

    Another great're on a roll! emoticon

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Daily Reporting, Sir

Thursday, December 08, 2011


1 -be it resolved that I will finish my tracker at the end of the evening, before bed, instead of the next morning

2 - be it resolved that I will enter the calories totals for each meal,

3 - be it resolved that I will check back in to this blog and record the number of calories for each meal

Today's report --

Breakfast: 337 calories

Lunch: 202 calories, but I find it hard to believe a slice of pizza is only 140 calories according to Spark.

Snack: 326 calories - have to check is 24 grams the same as one ounce???

Dinner - over 1000 calories

DID NOT STAY WITHIN MY RANGE. Try again tomorrow

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SCOTMAMA 12/9/2011 10:44AM

    That's a great idea, Carol -- and it shows if you actually DO check back in to record those calories! I'm with you, I have not come across ANY pizza that you can eat a slice of for 140 as I think even veggie pizza, thin crust is usually around 210. For me 1 slice isn't enough either, I prefer 2 slices!

You really went overboard on dinner, didn't you? Bad girl. You will know why the scale went up! Good luck with Friday!

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QUANYIN1 12/8/2011 6:31PM

    I should be doing the same,tooooooo lazy.But yea for you emoticon

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VINGRAM 12/8/2011 5:36PM

    Good job!!!!! emoticon

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JEANNE229 12/8/2011 12:39PM

    Way to make yourself accountable. Be it resolved that you have great goals.

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TWNOMWE 12/8/2011 12:13PM

    A very great idea.

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