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Grizzle, whinge, moan from the inner brat

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I've been feeling rather grizzly on the Cura this round. Weight isn't coming off fast enough for me, and it's harder to manage on 450 calories when it is bitterly cold outside. I think this is when you really miss that fat in the diet, not to mention the carbs. So I am less active, inside, closer to the kitchen, which leads to thoughts...
I've actually cheated a little, and I've been thinking of finishing at 3 weeks instead of 6. Grizzle, moan whinge, hold on! I've dropped 15lbs in 18 days! On what planet is that something to whinge about?
Eye rolling.

Do you know, I have been talking myself out of keeping on towards my goal, which is actually close enough that it is within sight.
Sometimes my inner child is just a brat.

Thank heavens for the warm pool, she quite likes that. I've scheduled entirely water exercise this week because I missed my Zumba session yesterday.
And I notice that my sleep is so very much better. I got 9 hours last night. I must remember this, eating less really does seem to help with sleep.

Have a great day Sparkadees, and keep your eye on the prize.
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1CRAZYDOG 7/29/2014 9:56PM

    Ah, yes, the inner brat live in me too! Tough to parent, but parent we must!

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PROPMAN1 7/29/2014 4:19PM

  Losing is (almost) never easy. 450 cals./day? Too low for me. emoticon

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VEG954 7/29/2014 3:47PM

  emoticon on your weight loss!
It has been difficult but you did it!

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Any one out there with a vitamix?

Monday, July 28, 2014

DH burnt out the food processor and I have been thinking whether to replace it.
On my travels I came across the vitamix. Apparently it cooks your soup for you.

This really caught my attention as I make soups a lot. And smoothies.

My trusty stick blender is still working, but it won't last forever.

Anyone out there with a vitamix? I'd like to know what you think of them.

Wondered if you have one, Watermellen, Queen of Soups?

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    I use the Ninja system. Different sized blades/containers.(less expensive)
No cooking for you but great chopping! Apparently I could make smoothies but not my thing.
I chop everything then throw into my crock pot

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WETPTARMIGAN 7/28/2014 4:00PM

    There's a Spark Team for everything! There's even a vita mix team!
And if you joined, you'd double the membership!
Seriously, though, you should ask the team member about it emoticon

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VEG954 7/28/2014 2:56PM

  My daughter has one and makes a lot of things in it like
baby food
grinds spices and grains
makes ice cream
It can do so very much.
The only thing she doesn't like is that it is quite noisy.

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Just desserts with the jockettes

Saturday, July 26, 2014

DH & I joined friends for dessert last night. He had some, I didn't. They drank wine, I drank water.
I hadn't felt like sitting through a whole meal with them, but felt I could ignore as they ate dessert.
It was fine, and I had fun catching up. But actually had some extra food when I went home, so I guess I was feeling deprived deep down, or I was triggered. Anyway, the damage is nothing compared to if I had eaten along with them!
in fact there is no damage, except that I didn't lose any weight this morning.

We are all in our fifties, women who were at highschool together, and it was so funny as we talked about our fitness regimes.
There was a great recounting of our programmes, and then there was the making of muscles. We didn't actually get to arm wrestling, but it has been known to happen!
To look at us you wouldn't think that butter would melt in our mouths...


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VEG954 7/26/2014 7:06PM

  I know it is a great feeling when that happens.
Just because we have goals to live a healthy life we don't have to be antisocial.

I just met friends for dinner and had a small salad.
I was satisfied and not even tempted to pig out.
They talked about having to diet while consuming thousands of calories.
Glad I was not one of them.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/26/2014 5:50PM

    Glad you had a good time!


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Over the hump & winning again

Friday, July 25, 2014

I was going to say losing again, but that,s not what it feels like to get rid of excess weight, is it?

This round my weight will not budge and then after two or three days, drops. It is annoying as I am used to a smoother ride. Then I look at the end of my week and feel abashed that I have been annoyed.

Honestly I don,t know how all you slow losers out there put up with it. What I see in a week with this method plays out over a month or more when you are using regimes for slower weight reduction.

In the end it pans out the same, I am sure, but I find that using this quick method really helps me to get insights and make changes in my perceptions and thinking about my processes.

Works for me!

Have a great weekend, Sparkadees, & keep doing what works for you.
Re-releasing that extra weight I caught

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WATERMELLEN 7/26/2014 9:19AM

    Love that catch and release humour!!

And: whatever method works . . . all good!!

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    Catch and release. Hmmm
Whatever works, that's what I've discovered.
Sometimes this "slow" process annoys me.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/25/2014 9:49PM

    All I can say is it's not easy.

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VEG954 7/25/2014 9:30PM

  Weight loss for me was much easier when I had 90 pounds to lose.
The closer I got to my goal weight the more difficult it got and would be stuck at the same weight for a week or two.
Then I would drop a pound or two; then gain 1/2 a pound back.
Now, at my goal weight and adding a few more carbs I am gaining again.
I certainly understand your frustration.

I will not accept defeat like I always did and gain back a lot of weight.
The process for me is to be patient and reprogram the mind and body so they are both working toward the same positive goal.

Wish you the best!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 7/25/2014 5:25PM

    I have personally been stuck at a plateau for months now. I keep plugging along and I know sooner or later my hard work will pay off. One of these days I too will step on the scale and see it drop significantly. But I feel myself getting stronger each day, my clothing fit better, and my taste buds have changed. It will work itself out.

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Got rid of some weight again

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Don't want to say regain, becaue it's not what I like to think of as a gain, but i am relosing some extra weight.
As I have said before, I let my focus go for a couple of months and the result was I put on a bit over 10 kilos. Dang!

Getting myself back on track and in last two weeks have dropped 5.5% of my body weight according to this tracker:

It's relatively easy to relose on the Cura, but I won't let this happen again. Sure 2 or 3 kgs might creep on but I promise myself that I will pay better attention and Nip it in the bud in time to make the correction a whole lot more of a minor thing.
Don,t know about you but when I am dropping some extra weight I do think to myself, Gee Fifi you could be just a bit away from your goal this time, and wouldn't that feel different than simply correcting a slip.
A ...drearier feeling than feeling excited and proud, you know?

I actually don't want a focus on losing weight to be in my life for that much longer, and Ima gonna deal with it.

Determined Fifi.

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    Darn, I've been in the same boat.
But that's how we got here in the first place!
So, a bit of intercontinental hand holding- I will, if you do too!

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VEG954 7/24/2014 6:40PM

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1CRAZYDOG 7/24/2014 4:50PM

    Glad it's working for you!

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WETPTARMIGAN 7/24/2014 3:24PM

    Catch and re-release? emoticon emoticon

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