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Friday, July 17, 2009

I lost a pound last week emoticon and so far haven't lost anything this week. I am trying really hard to only weigh once a week, but haven't been able to resist the temptation of daily weighing. I would love to lose faster, but at least I'm losing! I have noticed 2 side benefits of my healthy eating. First, I have lost inches, especially around my middle. Even though I've only lost 9 pounds my body shape has changed and I now have a middle. There is a waist between my breasts and stomach emoticon . Second, I gave blood yesterday and when they took my BP my diastolic was down more than 10 points. This new healthy lifestyle has benefits. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 7/17/2009 8:17PM

    Good for you! Like you, I do tend to weigh every day -- I've found that my weight can creep up and I end up with maintenance problems if I don't do that. But I can go for considerable periods of time without losing anything especially when there's isn't too much left to lose -- and that can be discouraging. So it is very very important to take note of the other indicators of progress!

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GRANDMAZ23 7/17/2009 8:54AM

  Woo Hoo! Good for you!!! It's great that you're noticing other healthy improvements instead of what the scale tells you. But I know what you mean about wanting to weight yourself more often. I have to force myself to wait until my weekly weigh-in on Mondays. I really think that it helps. For example, if I weigh-in on Monday and I've lost a pound, I feel great! So I keep doing everything perfect and I weigh-in again on Thursday, but this time I've gained a pound, I feel awful! I get discouraged and angry, when in reality, it's probably because I had red meat earlier in the day and red meat takes your body longer to digest so it shows up on the scale. Or something similar to that. So even tho it's a temptation to check the scales every day or so, I'd definitely recommend holding off and just doing weekly weigh-ins. Keep up the good work!

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Feeding the grandkids

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Every summer my DH and I get to take the 2 Granddaughter's to our cabin for a week. This year was a rough one for my DD and she has been very stressed and preoccupied so we haven't had a chance to plan the visit. Last night she called and said if I don't mind short notice, the kids could come next week! emoticon Of course I don't mind short notice! Now I have to start planning. I didn't want to plan, cause I didn't want to be disappointed if they didn't get to come. Every other year I was on a gaining streak. This year, I'm on a losing streak emoticon so I am in a quandary. What sort of food should I make for 10 and 12 year old girls and their gramma which will be healthy and FUN! emoticon

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GRANDMAZ23 7/16/2009 11:07AM

  Daisy - Nothing should be off-limits as far as food is concerned, but I'd go heavy on the fruits -- they're sweet and most kids just naturally like them. Also good are nuts and raisins, and PB on just about everything! One of my favorite breakfast treats is an Elvis bagle -- PB & banana -- and my grandson (6 yrs old) loves it! Good luck and most importantly enjoy the visit with your grandkids!

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One Month

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Its been a month today. emoticon I started this program after waking up and being unable to get out of bed because of my back. I've had a bad back for years and have had 2 surgeries including a spinal fusion. Usually by being careful I have been able to manage my pain and stiffness. But that morning I just couldn't move. I called in sick, which I haven't done in over a year and worked on trying to manage my back pain. After ibuprofen and heat and gentle stretching I took a gentle walk. In the afternoon I read the newspaper which had an article about SP so I looked up the site and that was it. I've been somewhat of an addict ever since. I've lost 9 pounds emoticon and feel so much better. emoticon I am learning new things daily and have made several spark friends. Thank you SP! emoticon

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GABY1948 7/15/2009 12:54PM

    Daisybell, I totally understand what you are saying. I also have a bad back and, like you, had 2 surgeries, one in '86 and one in '88. But I never had the fusion. I can tell you that my back feels good or bad in direct proportion to my weight and you will probably get better and better on your journey. Anyone with our problem knows what a great incentive that is for a healthy body and healthy weight. So glad you found spark too! emoticon

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Exercise in Moderation

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Yesterday I had a very physical day at work and was aching and uncomfortable when I got home. I have fibromyalgia, so that happens quite frequently. I was scheduled to do 30 min of cardio and my SP strength training. I got on the treadmill set at a very slow rate and walked for 15 minutes before I felt I had to quit. I did 1 rep of all the strength exercises and called it a day. I usually have trouble moderating my activity. I either do too much or none at all. So, all in all, I feel good about what I did...AND more importantly, I didn't hurt today.


Monday - A Great Day

Monday, July 13, 2009

Today is going to be a great day. I can just feel it. I didn't sleep well, but I'm not going to let that influence my day. I lost 2 pounds last week and feel like I am beginning to incorporate the principles of a healthy lifestyle into my day more naturally. I'm drinking water, exercising daily and looking at my daily caloric intake. One day at a time. I can do it.


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RURAL3 7/13/2009 5:23PM

    Amen to that! emoticon

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FITGRL124 7/13/2009 9:04AM

    emoticon you can do this!!! emoticon on losing two pounds! Keep up the great work!

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BIRDLEGS29 7/13/2009 8:51AM

    Yes, you can! emoticon on the two pounds gone. Keep up the good work.


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