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Shampoo Warning !!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Shampoo Warning: I figured out why I've gained weight. The shampoo I use in the shower that runs down my body says, "for extra volume and body." Going to start using Palmolive dish washing liquid. It says, "dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove."

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ALASKANGIRL 2/27/2011 11:02PM

    too funny...thank you for the laughs!

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TRACSGOAL 2/27/2011 10:58PM

    LOL - that's awesome emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 2/27/2011 10:53PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Love IT!!!!

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Feel the burn today and the Ouch tomorrow. !!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

So lately Ive been talking about watching my calories for the past few weeks and the scale not moving even a tad. Well this morning I woke up and did my necessary house chores (just what we love to do on the weekends) and decided I would bring out the wii fit and have a play.
I figured this would be an awesome way to get my fitness rolling since I have admitted that exercise so far really hasn't existed.
I reset my profile and rentered my info again and started to have a play with some of the games...yoga..strength, balance a little bit of everything. ...ended up doing this for an hour. Sweet that was fun.
While I was playing cheering my self on hubby went out to the store, when he came back I was down folding laundry so I didn't see what he brought in....When I came up there is a new Biggest Looser challenge game for the wii..Oh giddy I got..so plugged it in of course had to set it all up as well..weight height measurements and then spend the almost 30 min letting them find my fitness level..Once that was done of course I wanted to try the workout.....so I did another 20 min..Goodness Gracious I thought I was creating a sweat on Wii Fit...Bob was pounding me to the ground. I was doing lunges...I hate lunges...always have always will...for some reason they kill my knee right away..but I just worked through it.
Anyway I think these two games will really help me...Wii Fit because it has some games that just make me laugh and some that help me balance and stretch..BL Just is going to make me sweat I just know it..
So hows that for getting off my butt ???? I know Im going to be feeling it tomorrow.....Ill let you know how I do :)


Is my scale broken because it sure isn't moving !!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

So for the last few weeks (very close to 3) I have been tracking my food very carefully and keeping very very close to all the recommendations as far as calories ,fat, protein and carbs. As far as exercise I'm not getting alot yet but I am moving more and making an effort to not stay idle.
I spent some time tracking food that I would normally have eaten in a day, looking for the amount of calories I would normally eat and it was between 2500 and 3000 easily if not more.
Now I am eating between 1200- and 1550 and making sure I am doing my best to keep it balanced and I have not lost a lb yet. I realize that this all takes time and won't change in a day, but not one pound...I must be doing something wrong !!! Is my scale broken ??
Just for kicks for anyone who happens to read this I posted a day of what I eat and the total amount of calories etc etc. ...PLease feel free to give me some thoughts on this...I know more exercise would be good and I am for sure getting to that bit by bit moving more and more. It just confuses me some when I do the math would it not be reasonable to that say if I was eating high calories before and not gaining any extra weight ...would I not be loosing if I cut 1000 calories out of my day ?

For: 2/9/2011
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Milk, 2%, 0.5 cup 61cal
Special K Vanilla Almond Cereal, 1 cup 147 cal
Kirkland Everything Bagel, 0.5 serving 145 cal

Honeydew Melon, 10 honeydew balls 50cal
Strawberries, fresh, 2 medium (1-1/4" dia) 7 0 cal
Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla (approx 7-8" dia) 159 cal
Scrambled Egg, 2 large 140 cal
Goat Cheese, Semisoft, 1 oz 103 cal
Cantaloupe, 6 cantaloupe balls 29 cal
Cucumber (with peel), 100 grams 13cal
Peppers, sweet, red, fresh, 0.25 cup, chopped 10 cal
Cottage Cheese, 2% Milkfat, 0.5 cup (not packed) 102 cal

Mixed Vegetables, frozen, 100 grams 64 cal
Minute Rice, 0.5 cup 200 cal
Pork, fresh, loin, center rib (chops), boneless, separable lean and fat, cooked, pan-fried, 3 oz 190 cal
Zucchini, 0.5 cup, sliced 14 0 cal

Snack None
Total Calories 1435 goal between 1200-1550
My daily chart shows
Fats 27% Carbs 50.3 % and Proteins 22.7 % chart shows that I should be getting 20 protein, 30 fat and 50 carbs....I staying pretty close I would think??

Frustrated but not giving up !

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PONYTROT 2/12/2011 7:35PM

    Hi. Thanks for visiting my Spark page. I agree -- Definitely DO NOT give up. There are many times when you hit plateaus, and then all of a sudden you find yourself two or three pounds less. Water weight and all sorts of things can influence your numbers, but more importantly, you are in there for the LONG HAUL. I have made it a commitment to track everything I eat at least 5x/wk. this year, and PLAN to lose at least 25 pounds this way... as well as by exercising, trying to eat responsibly, etc. I had lost 53 pounds a few yrs. ago with Spark, but regained 40 of them when I let up on careful monitoring and a number of things interrupted my exercise program and my determinatino and commitment. I thought I'd never be over 200 again, but I did, and I regret it.
However, I've made up my mind, and am working my way back down on the pounds and up on the exercise. If you can't walk a mile yet for exercise, try just walking a block or half a block... whatever you can do, and increase a little every two or three days if possible. Soon you will find yourself less winded and able to go further.
In any case, the main thing is, be true to your commitment and the numbers will follow. You can judge your success by how you feel and move and breathe, not just by if the scales verifies it or not.

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4BARBIE44 2/11/2011 6:41PM

    Weigh yourself at the same time, in the same manner, everyday. I am having the same problem too. I find it especially frustrating that the scale moves for my husband ( he is dieting with me) and it doesn't want to move for me! I am closely monitoring everything i intake, and maybe it will start moving. emoticon

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VICLAF 2/11/2011 6:30PM

    I'm in the same boat...very frustrating....

By the way, minute rice is not 200 cals for half a cup. Check the label on the box. I was shocked when I entered that off SP, but then looked at the label. I believe it's 160 for a cup prepared with no butter or salt.

I you stay true to your diet, the scale will surely budge...it has to!

Good Luck :)

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Smoking vs Weightloss

Monday, February 07, 2011

I posted this thought on a message board today and thought it would make a good blog for me as well
I quit smoking after 30 years on Oct 9th 2009. After speaking to my doctor he told me that quitting smoking was way more important then loosing weight when it came to health matters (that was based on my health)and that he wouldn't worry about my weight until a year after I quit, giving my body time to adjust.
I had wanted to quit for a very long time only the fear of the cravings and all the horror stories you hear from others just made me back off and just dream of quitting instead of trying to.
One day I decided that it was time..I planned a quit date for 3 weeks ahead so I could plan my course of action. I read the easy way to quit smoking (it can be found on line) as well as joining a support group quitnow.com. I joined the chat and the forums all the time I was still smoking. I took what I needed that i felt would help me and left the rest.
To make a long story shorter I quit one week ahead of my quit date, using the theory from what I had read. DOn't fear the crave let it wash over you make it similar to a craving of another sort that you can't have at that moment. I did this cold turkey mind over matter and a little knowledge on how to trick my triggers and how to handle my cravings
It worked for me I believe because I took time to practise my quit first, It honestly was very easy for me. Even now when stressed I don't even crave a smoke!!!
I am taking the same approach with my 100 lb weight loss. I have just started and I realize I have a long road ahead of me but I won't fear it.
As others said food we need to survive without it we can't exist. I also believe each of us has different body chemistry and weight loss will be different for each of us. Most of us aren't doctors or scientists we are just people who eat, we don't understand how stress, calories in calories out, exercise, fat, protein, carbs work on our bodies. I believe if you take your time to learn even just about how these work we will be more ready to accept the challenge and not so quick to be disappointed in ourselves if we take a step back because we will understand that its a learning curve to change our habits from the past to new healthy habits of the present and the future.
I was bummed out yesterday because In two weeks I hadn't lost any weight., but thanks to the support of others here I realized I shouldn't be upset I am doing the right thing and I have made huge changes in my life so how can I be disapointed in that? emoticon

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IRISHBEANERGAL 2/27/2011 11:01PM

    LOVE your perspective...



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Winning the Fights with myself !!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

So today I went for my first walk in ages. Seriously it wasn't easy getting out of my chair and moving. It took me two hours to make the decision and fight the fight I was having with myself. I wanted to walk today. I wanted to use my Pedometer. My dog was sitting there looking at me like she knew , only I didn't want to take her as she sometimes likes to bark at people that walk by and lunge, I didn't want to deal with that as well at this point. Oh but the guilt, she needs exercise too but but but what if I'm struggling and she lunges ,will I be able to have the strength to control her? Well I can't just go out and walk with out her. OR CAN I??? If I go to the store to pick up a few items then I CAN"T TAKE HER because she can't come in the store. Good Plan I'm going to do that.
I got out the door and half way down the street UGH EWWW this is hard I'm so glad I didn't bring Raina. Maybe I should just turn around. No keep going you can rest in the drug store. Finally to the lights across the street from the store. Hummm its pretty nice out here today...Maybe this doesn't feel so bad after all. Alrighty then lets walk to that light down there..
So half a block down then over to the mall I go. Gee I'm having fun. I seen some places I didn't know were here on my walk. Don't see these things when driving now do ya? So after some shopping its back out the door ( oh did I mention I got a hair cut too). I head home again.
Ya know I'm really enjoying this. I'm already looking forward to tomorrows walk.
Looked at the Pedometer....wow a mile and a half. GO ME !!!! I won that fight !!


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LMNMRNG 2/7/2011 4:23AM

    Great work! Starting is the HARDEST part!!!!

I read your message board post, where you were talking about how you hadn't lost any pounds yet. I can totally relate - I haven't lost any weight yet, in spite of exercising a lot more, and eating really well for the most part. Weight loss is so complicated - hormones can really impact weight loss efforts, and even something as simple as not sleeping well or enough can prevent weight loss.

But a runner recently told me something that made me feel really good, and maybe it'll help you, too: "In this country, you are in a very small percentage of people who take care of themselves. You should be so proud of yourself." I really took that comment to heart - and I think you should, too!

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TORTOISE333 2/6/2011 4:57AM

    Well done!

I have read other Sparks' advice about how to get moving that includes making a "deal" with yourself that you're only going to (walk, dance, do aerobics, or whatever) for 2 minutes. You can then just move for 2 minutes or... Chances are, after 2 minutes, you'll think "It's not that bad..." and go on for 3 or maybe 4 or 5 minutes...

Just as you described, it's the getting started that's the hardest part. After you get into it, you might find it's actually enjoyable! I do that with exercise -- when I "just don't feel like it" I tell myself I will just do it for 10 minutes and that will be good enough. I have yet to stick to the 10 minutes -- it always turns into 20 or even 30!

Congratulations on getting out the door!!! And a mile and a half!! AWESOME.

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