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I'm giving up my scale, for a while.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I've decided to stop weighing myself for a while.
I don't weigh in every day, but I do it more than once a week.
What often happens if I don't see a loss on any given day, is that I cut back my calories too much. And of course, I also do just the opposite. If I see a good loss, I tend to justify eating extra calories that day because I can afford to.

I think it's time to stop letting the number on the scale define the success or failure of my day-to-day efforts and time to stop asking it to validate, or dash, my lifestyle choices.

I have a rather large birthday looming ahead, and I've assigned it a couple of lofty goals.

I plan to run 200 miles and fit comfortably into a size 10 by that day, 7 weeks from now.

I think this will help even out my efforts, and break my dependence on that unholy number.

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MOMMYJAYJAY 5/22/2012 9:19AM

    Good for you! That'll be a tough one for me to get rid of.

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MISSRUTH 5/22/2012 8:36AM

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REBM85 5/22/2012 7:21AM

    Great idea I'm the same way and I still struggle with this but my bootcamp trainer told me to not let that define my success! you can do it girl look how far you have come!!!

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HONEYPOT319 5/22/2012 7:08AM

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You will do it!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 5/22/2012 7:05AM

    You can do it!!

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It was a wonderful Wedding Day! See?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Everything was perfect! The weather, the location, the friends and family, the food, the entertainment. Everything. We had so much fun!

My daughter looked beautiful (she always does) and her new husband did too. Couldn't have asked for anything more!

As for me - I ate well, but not perfectly. I exercised some, but not extensively. I logged in to SP and earned points, but not many! And at the end of it all I lost 2 lbs!

So I would say the weekend was a HUGE success, all around!



  
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LUVS2BIKE101 5/23/2012 7:08AM

    Breath-taking! God bless you all!
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ILIKETOZUMBA 5/22/2012 1:23PM

    Gorgeous bride and groom. :) Congratulations, and great job on finding a good balance between maintaining good habits without depriving yourself!

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MNOT2THICK 5/21/2012 11:20PM

    emoticonShe looked beautiful and emoticon for you not losing your self control. emoticon

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DLDMIL 5/21/2012 8:29PM

    Great photo. Glad to hear you had a good time.

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STRINGI719 5/21/2012 3:40PM

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LYDDIECAT 5/21/2012 3:32PM

    I'm so glad you had a great time and everything went so well. Your daughter looks absolutely stunning!

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TMCLEOD4 5/21/2012 2:51PM

    I'm so glad you had a good time! Welcome back!

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I'm off to the wedding!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

We leave very early tomorrow morning for our daughter's wedding in VA. I've got the dress, the shoes, the jewelry, nails and hair done, waterproof mascara. I'm ready.

I am so happy for her, and excited about the event, and looking forward to seeing people and celebrating this wonderful time.

At the same time, I am concerned about maintaining some sort of semblance to my eating, exercise and connection to SP. I'm not freaking out about it or anything, just don't want to go too far backwards in the next 4 days.

One day driving down, one day of visits, rehearsals, special dinner, one very exciting wedding day, and one more day driving back. How hard can that be?

I will do my best, without being compulsive about it... I keep telling myself!

I just hope I am listening!

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MNOT2THICK 5/17/2012 2:15PM

    I agree with the other posts. Moderatation, dance the dance of joy as often as possible. Remember to burn, baby, burn (those calories) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CROWLEY123 5/16/2012 11:10PM

    You guys are so great! These are all suggestions I will take with me.
Our daughter is Pescaterian, so we know there will be many healthy choices on the menu and we plan to picnic our way down and back, so that helps too. And a buffet puts me entirely in control (if there is such a thing!)

This is a happy detour, that I will enjoy for all it is worth!

And yes I will . . . dance, dance, dance, as much as I can! Plus, I am being optimistic and brining workout clothes! That should help.

Thanks everybody - talk to you on Sunday, or Monday!



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STRINGI719 5/16/2012 10:19PM

    Everything in moderation. We did a trip to CA recently, and it was the same. Two full days of driving, and two days of fun. Hubby and I have gone pretty much vegetarian, so it was fun to try to find & sample new foods when we went out, and we had a kitchenette in our hotel room, so we cooked some simple stuff, too, like omelettes and big salads. We still did little treats like stopping at McDonald's for ice cream on the way out, but we actually packed a cooler of lunches & healthy snacks, and drank tons of water. I maintained while we were gone! WOO HOO! I also got 1 run in plus we did tons of walking every day, so it wasn't bad at all.
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TMCLEOD4 5/16/2012 9:42PM

    Enjoy yourself! You deserve that! Just don't go crazy with the food and you'll do great!

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LUVS2BIKE101 5/16/2012 9:00PM

    Dance, dance, and dance at the wedding.........that'll take care of your exercise!
Enjoy your family......have a wonderful time!
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ALWAYSROSY 5/16/2012 7:04PM

    Enjoy your time together and CONGRATULATIONS!!! I hope the food is presented in a way that makes it convenient to stay on course. Looking forward to hearing how you managed when you return. emoticon

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LYDDIECAT 5/16/2012 6:29PM

    Enjoy every minute of this special time with your family. Even if you detour a little bit in the next four days, you can get right back on track when you return. You have worked hard; four days will not undo that. Have a wonderful trip and congratulations to your family! emoticon

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DLDMIL 5/16/2012 6:16PM

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TMCLEOD4, you saved me!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I read your comment on my " no exercise" blog last night around 10:00 and thought...OMG, THE CHALLENGE! I almost forgot to do my video workout!

Yes, I did my 10 minutes last night, and emoticonfor saving me from my lazy day. I had a great sense of satisfaction and accomplishment after finishing my week 3, day 4 video.

Here's to you, and all my SparkFriends! emoticon

Have a great day everybody.

  
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TMCLEOD4 5/16/2012 8:26AM

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Too funny!!!

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No exercise for me today

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

First day off in 21, Not that I felt I needed it, or "deserved it"

Just too busy, tired, preoccupied, lazy, . . . Just never got to it.

I do feel like I should have, because it would've made for a better day all around.

Maybe I still will. Later on.

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FITWITHIN 5/15/2012 9:23PM

    I feel you girl, I didn't exercise today either. I just have a very lazy relaxing bath and enjoy every minute of it. My gym bag is ready for the morning. We all need a rest day or two.

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TMCLEOD4 5/15/2012 9:16PM

    Did you at least do the 10 min video for the SiS challenge? You can do 10 minutes, right?

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SUSANS706 5/15/2012 9:15PM

    Me either, and my eating is out of control the last couple of days!!!! Ughhhhh! Tomorrow will be a better day right?? I am not giving up, or giving in!!!! You do deserve a break, you have been doing great, it's ok to take a day off, now and then! My problem, is it's been a week!!!!! It's time for me to reign it in!!!!!

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STRINGI719 5/15/2012 9:05PM

    I'm really bad, I usually take about 3 days off each week.
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