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Measure, Measure, Measure............it works!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

This past week I have weighed and measured all my food and this morning the scale tells me that I have lost 1.5 lbs. (really 2.5 because I lost the extra lb. that I had gained but never put on my weight ticker)! WooHoo!! I now have lost 26 lb. since starting SP last Sept. I still have a long ways to go to my goal weight, but since the plateau is broken I have renewed enthusiasm.

Go forth, Spark friends, and try measuring and weighing your food if you are having trouble losing.

Remember our men and women in uniform today.......the ones still serving and the ones who gave their all with their lives!!!!

  
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DARKANGEL062 5/30/2011 3:15PM

    emoticonGREAT JOB. KEEP IT UP. MEASURING REALLY HELPS..

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ROSEWCI 5/30/2011 10:34AM

    emoticon CONGRATS on being down 26 lbs!
You're a WINNER my friend! And I agree! Weighing & measuring sure does make a difference! Oh, how our eyes deceive! emoticon

EnJOY the day! And yes, let us remember our fallen heroes & their families today...

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MISSYMOOSE71 5/30/2011 9:36AM

    Wahoo!! Way to go!! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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SEAWAVE 5/30/2011 8:57AM

    Congrats on your success!

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LINDASWARTZ1951 5/30/2011 8:28AM

    Great job! I was finally convinced about weighing and measuring too. It really does help keep you in control - it is so easy to over estimate amount! emoticon

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SPOKENWORD 5/30/2011 8:06AM

    Awesome! Congrats on the 1.5! Happy Memorial Day!

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NUTRON3 5/30/2011 8:01AM

    Have a great day!

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Finished both challenges...WooHoo!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I managed to finish both of my challenges (one yesterday and one today) and am still able to walk, talk, and smile! However, at my age (68) I would not attempt to do 2 at the same time again. I did the best I could on each challenge, but could have concentrated and done more on only one.

I did learn a lot of new exercises and plan to keep some of them up (some of them I was absolutely not good at emoticon).

Weigh-in is tomorrow, but think I lost the lb. that I gained and possibly another 1/2 lb. I did lose a total of 2-1/4" in hips and waist!!

Unless I change my mind, I will concentrate next month on my walking (with Leslie and on the treadmill) and do some exercises in addition to gardening and some yard work.

P. S. I finally did get a plumber to show up yesterday afternoon and he replaced the water line going to my toilet. emoticon

  
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MISSYMOOSE71 5/30/2011 9:39AM

    YEAH!!!! Good job!! Keep it up!

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The Road To Happiness

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

~Denis Waitley

I awoke this morning to a flooded bathroom floor (leak where line goes into toilet). Tried to tighten with pliers, but it was spraying in another direction now! Finally got water turned off behind toilet and placed call to plumber's voice mail. Hope he can come today.

DH used to do things like this, but is no longer able and I do not have the strength in my hands or knowledge to do it right.

Hope everyone has a Happy (and event free) Friday!

  
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ROSEWCI 5/29/2011 4:09PM

    Oh my! I hope all is well since this occurred on Friday!
LOVE the quote! And I firmly believe in the philosophy of life that we make our own happiness! I call it "living outloud"!

EnJOY the holiday weekend! emoticon emoticon

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JESS0107 5/27/2011 10:27AM

    Sometimes, it takes a woman to be the strength the house needs. I will be praying for you and as well as a plumber coming to your house!

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GMASANDIE 5/27/2011 10:13AM

    Love the quote. Hope your plumbing problem can get solved before the long weekend. emoticon

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7356WILMA 5/27/2011 9:49AM

  What a neat saying!!! Hope the plumbing issue gets resolved quickly and that you didn't have much water damage!! I know this doesn't help but had a friend who had been gone all weekend and came home to water coming out the front door.

Hope the rest of your day is uneventful and that the plumbing bill isn't to expensive.

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DID YOU KNOW YOUR EYES CAN LIE TO YOU?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

As you know I have been in a plateau for several weeks now. (not any more: I gained a pound). I have increased my walking, increased exercises for all parts of the body, eaten on the "low" side of my caloric intake, eaten on the "high side" (but only went barely over 2 days in the past several weeks), changed my exercise routines, etc.

When I first started SP last year I measured and weighted everything for a while. Since that time I "eyed" most of my food that I put on my plate. Now I have decided that my
"eyes have been lying to me"!

Starting tomorrow morning, I will get out the measuring cups, measuring spoons and scale. This HAS to work.......and I believe that it will.

Spark on friends!!

  
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JESS0107 5/23/2011 10:18AM

    Yes, the eyes does lie and that is what gets us into trouble!

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MISSYMOOSE71 5/23/2011 6:56AM

    I have that problem too. I need to get in the habit of measuring at least once a week. And don't worry ~ it's only 1 pound. It'll come off quick.

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SEAWAVE 5/22/2011 5:51PM

    I find that if I don't measure two or three days per week, my portion sizes creep up and I suddenly realize I'm serving myself double portions! The eyes do lie!

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CHRYS13 5/22/2011 4:56PM

    Great plan! emoticon

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MISSM66 5/22/2011 4:56PM

    emoticon emoticonI measure and weigh everything I eat,and only drink water
I don't eye anything it's not good emoticon

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MOTTAMAMALOU 5/22/2011 3:38PM

    AMEN!
I never did do that challenge way back when. For Shame! There's nothing I can do about it now but get out of this slump and start again. My measuring scale and other measuring devices are also coming out of the "closet." Too much weight has been gained and not enough exercise has been done. Tomorrow is a new day and I look forward to it.

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TURCOTTEP 5/22/2011 9:12AM

  OH yes

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SIMPLE SECRETS TO A HAPPY LIFE

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

In our "Spark language" we say, "don't keep beating yourself up if you falter on the program. Tomorrow is another day. Take one day at a time and you will get to your goal with time, patience, and perseverance".



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GENEVIEVE_KING 5/21/2011 10:55PM

    i loved this blog! i wanted to share something with you that helps me start over each day instead of dreading what i did the day before... i actually have a page in my journal that says "(blank)" and i leave it on that page so when i wake up, i can see that it's time to give it my all! again!!

great attitude, you can do it! yours, jen

emoticon i try to eat "with" my bunny. which leads to a lot of fruit and vegetables, but, accountability, lol.

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GENEVIEVE_KING 5/21/2011 10:54PM

    i loved this blog! i wanted to share something with you that helps me start over each day instead of dreading what i did the day before... i actually have a page in my journal that says "(blank)" and i leave it on that page so when i wake up, i can see that it's time to give it my all! again!!

great attitude, you can do it! yours, jen

emoticon i try to eat "with" my bunny. which leads to a lot of fruit and vegetables, but, accountability, lol.

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GENEVIEVE_KING 5/21/2011 10:53PM

    i loved this blog! i wanted to share something with you that helps me start over each day instead of dreading what i did the day before... i actually have a page in my journal that says "(blank)" and i leave it on that page so when i wake up, i can see that it's time to give it my all! again!!

great attitude, you can do it! yours, jen

emoticon i try to eat "with" my bunny. which leads to a lot of fruit and vegetables, but, accountability, lol.

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BEYOURBEST1 5/21/2011 9:26PM

    Great blog.

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GLOMER 5/21/2011 9:18PM

    emoticon great saying. Thanks.

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SEAWAVE 5/21/2011 6:20PM

    Emerson is one of my favorite writers, but I haven't read him in a while. Thanks for reminding me!

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KJMPEACHES 5/21/2011 10:10AM

    One step at a time,,, some may be backwards ,,,, but moving forward most days,, is what it takes! emoticon We will get to the finish line,,,, inch by inch,,, one day at a time! emoticon

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CHRYS13 5/21/2011 9:43AM

    emoticon
Enjoy your weekend!

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SMFISHER99 5/21/2011 7:26AM

    Great inspirational quote!!

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ROSEWCI 5/21/2011 6:52AM

    Don't ya just LOVE Ralph Waldo Emerson! Now there'a guy who knew what he was talkin' about! My motto is.....One day at a time! That's how to do it!

Thanks for the post! EnJOY the the day my friend!

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LADYRH 5/21/2011 6:19AM

    What a GREAT statement, we should all learn to live by this.
Thanks for sharing.
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