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Be Accountable

Monday, February 22, 2010

It's far too easy to blame other people for your weight problem. Maybe your spouse is critical and it drives you to eat. Perhaps obesity runs in your genes. We can all come up with a million reasons as to why we're overweight. However, playing the blame game won't accomplish anything. Be accountable for your situation and take responsibility. Nobody is force feeding you that! second slice of pizza. Start taking the measures that are going to ensure that you lose weight and stop pointing fingers. The only person who can determine the fate of your weight-loss efforts is you.

  
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DAISES2 2/22/2010 12:56PM

    you are right.people love to blame something or somebody else.they know the thruth,just don't want to face it

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PJSTIME 2/22/2010 11:09AM

    It so easy to blame everyone and everything else, but truly it is all up to us to change. Onward and Downward in 2010. PJ

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LLLAWSON 2/22/2010 9:16AM

    All so true. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy.


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DIXIEDOODLEDEAN 2/22/2010 9:09AM

    You are so right. When we have most of family oweight we think we are "naturally" overweight. But reality is we are going to have to work hard to stay thin or to get thin. Maybe even harder than our spouse, neighbor ...whoever. We can still reach a thin for our shape and height. I do not expect to look like I did at 25. But I can get to normal healthy weight. It is a challenge just like it was a challenge to get into exercising when I had to drag a wheelchair, or cane with me. I didn't just jump out of car and run into pool. No I had to limp into club have help with the door. Some days it was all I could do to get back to my car again.
But it finally paid off when I stopped using the wheelchair, then most of the time I do not use cane. It is hard to achieve something we let get out of control. But we can do this.

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Have a Ball

Sunday, February 21, 2010

'Tis the season for outdoor activity(soon, I hope!)! Get fired up with these swing-into-spring stats:

$17-31 - Price of a ticket to a Yankees spring-training game.

11,000 - Number of hot dogs the average baseball vendor sells per season

56 - Minutes you'd have to play baseball to burn off the 297 calories in one dog.

13,500 - Number of women expected to run Disney's Princess Half-Marathon this month.

$81 - Millions of dollars in online sales of fitness-related products in March of last year in the U.S.

3/27 - Date David Beckham's team, the L.A. Galaxy, will bend it to kick off the 2010 season.

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KKKAREN 2/21/2010 7:20AM

    Those are some good numbers!

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Lousy weigh-in

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Well, I had a bad weigh-in on Thursday night. I gained weight and am currently over my range (TOPS allows a range of 3 lbs. over and 7 lbs. under goal). I knew I had gained, but I didn't realize how much!

This proves to me that I really, truly need the weekly weigh-ins and the support of my TOPS group and SparkPeople friends. We had missed the meeting last week.

I am planning to run for leader of my group - that way, I will be much more accoutable and will really have to show up for every meeting!

  
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SVELTINGTON 2/20/2010 1:59PM

    You will do it! emoticon

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PJSTIME 2/20/2010 1:42PM

    Your doing the right thing by catching it now before you gained any more. Great idea about teing a leader to keep you in check. Onward and Downward in 2010. PJ

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LLLAWSON 2/20/2010 12:20PM

    At least your staying on top of it. Easier to loose 3 than 30. That's why I like to do weekly weigh-in. When I don't it slowly creeps up. I told them at the Y they should do weekly weigh ins and charge $1 for it (to help with their fund raising). I told them I would be there every week.
Good luck with runing for leader of your group.

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KAROUSELL46 2/20/2010 12:19PM

    That's a good idea to become leader. You will have to be accountable. Ever since I've became leader in my town on SP, I've done so much better b/c of having to be held accountable....Karen

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DAISES2 2/20/2010 10:31AM

    just checked your ticker,it looks like just three lbs.
you will get back on track,i have faith in you

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CARMEL466 2/20/2010 10:24AM

    Wishing you the best on becoming leader. I'm afraid to weigh because I've been having so many bad days. I know we can do this so let's pray for each other and get the job done?! I'm here for you.

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Happiness

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Act the way you want to feel. Just being friendly will actually make you feel friendlier. I have heard that if you smile, you feel better automatically. People think that happiness is something that floats down on you, but you have to make the effort.

When someone gives you the advice - "Indulge" - that doesn't mean you should go crazy. It means you should treat yourself only in a way that doesn't have negative consequences.

  
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STARRPARENT 2/18/2010 10:08AM

    OH how true! Thanks for this!!

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LLLAWSON 2/18/2010 10:01AM

    I agree. I think it's all in how you look at it. This is one of my favorite quotes - "Happiness is not the absence of conflict, BUT the ability to cope with it." Anonymous. I always think of this quote when things get tough.
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SVELTINGTON 2/18/2010 9:25AM

    I agree. On rare occasions when I feel down; I look at myself in the mirror and force myself to smile. A forced smile looks so weird it makes me laugh and I am out of the blues!

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HICALGAL 2/18/2010 9:24AM

    loved it! emoticon

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Winter Olympics

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I absolutely love to watch the Olympics - especially the winter ones. I love the figure skating - both pairs & individual. I have also begun to really enjoy the snowboarding and the downhill moguls.

I don't have cable, so I don't get to watch everything that is on...but I sure do watch whatever I can on regular TV.

I find myself really getting into the lives of these athletes - that's some of my favorite thing. I love the commentary because it really personalizes these amazing athletes.

And, yes, I do cry at the results when the USA wins!!

GO TEAM USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

  
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DDOORN 2/16/2010 10:43PM

    I enjoy the downhill and can imagine the THRILL of flying down and around those banks...BUT: I CRINGE to think of how icy slick the warm temps must be causing things to be...WHEW! Those folks must have an equal mix of courage and daredevil!

Don

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55WALKER 2/16/2010 11:17AM

    I like seeing people who are comfortable in their own skin.

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DAISES2 2/16/2010 10:20AM

    i like the summer olympics,track and field.when i used to work i would book my holidays for those two weeks so i could watch it all

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SVELTINGTON 2/16/2010 9:57AM

    USA!!!USA!!!USA!!!USA!!! emoticon

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FYRCOP 2/16/2010 9:50AM

    Yeah!!! Go team USA!!!

Like you I love to watch the snowboarding. I also watch the skating because my Mom used to watch it... That was her favorite.



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