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Chuck the Scales, Use the Tape Measure.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Hi All,

Well the weight is staying the same, but the measurements are changing.

I was told it was like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, now I now the body's not looking like it should, but a wreck!!!

Anyhoo, as I said the weight does not seem to want to change but the tape measure is registering something. I don't know where it's going but there it is...

I hope everyone out there is healthy and doing well.



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DEBINATOR1 5/13/2008 9:58AM

    Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh...lol ohhh I can't stop thinking about how this really relates to my life...lol soooooo very much...

My mother is very very hard of hearing...ohhhhh what a hoot this cartoon!

Thanks for the laugh....I just burned at least 50 calories!

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BAMATHIN 4/29/2008 1:48AM

    I love your comic!!! Too funny!! Just pay attention to the positives. When the scale wasn't moving there for a while I made sure to pay attention to the measurements. That gave me the kick in the butt I needed. You can do it, babe!

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ROGUE58 4/28/2008 9:13AM

    You're right on track then! Measurements are the thing to watch, not the scale---I personally think the scale is the DEVIL!


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MAXFOCUS 4/25/2008 10:56AM

    Love your comics! Glad to hear your measurements are changing. That is great! I can't wait till I can say the same.

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I give up!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

No difference this week, surprise, surprise, surprise.
My brothers birthday today, 49 years old. I did a big sponge covered with cream, passion fruit and mangoes.. I'm sure I put on 5 pounds just looking at the thing. Meanwhile he announces that he has lost a couple of pounds eating the same as me.
There is an Aussie saying "May your chooks (chickens) turn into emus and kick your dunny (toilet) down" I reckon he deserves chooks the size of hippos!!
I've worn myself out fixing up the garden ready for winter veggies, shearing the one goat we have (not an easy job when she wont stay still), cleaning up the collected crap around the place and still I don't lose weight. Not fair I say.
I showed my brother the cartoon included this week today, he just about gagged with the idea, I just about peed my pants at his reaction and at the funny.
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I hope somewhere out there someone lost some pounds, come to think of that's probably where mine went!

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CANNOTFATHOM 4/21/2008 6:55PM

    Well Juleen my last 6 weeks have been zero, zero, one pound, zero, one pound, and zero.

But I've lost 39 altogether so far, so I am being patient w/ my body.

Keeping good thoughts that you see results soon!


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DARTHDAD 4/20/2008 12:21PM

    That cartoon is simultaneously disgusting and hysterically funny.

Don't give up!

Its easy to get discouraged but just keep at it. Personally, I made tremendous progress last summer and around October, I stalled out and my weight loss levelled out. The next 5 months saw relatively no change and I stopped exercising in January! I hadn't weighed myself in months because I was afraid that I had gained back about 20 pounds. Finally, when I took my daughter to her doctor appointment, I stepped on the scale and realized that I "only" gained about 8 pounds. Although not good, that's a far cry from what I had feared and it inspired me to get back to exercising. So I've started walking again. Its not much but I know that every little bit helps.

That's the key: every little bit helps. Think long term. Maybe its substituting water for caloric drinks at first. Maybe its just walking a mile a day. Maybe its just an hour extra of sleep a day. But over a period of 2 months, it all adds up.

I didn't meet my weight loss goal as of 12/31/07 like I wanted to but I'm resetting my goal for 12/31/08.

Good luck with yours!

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MAXFOCUS 4/20/2008 10:00AM

    Juleen, you have a very strange sense of humor and I love it! LOL! Don't worry about not losing any weight this week - as long as you are not gaining that is something to celebrate!

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Nothing new but still laughing

Friday, April 11, 2008

Hi all,

I'm getting sick of writing this but nothing new on the weight loss front.

I think I'll have to bite the bullet and risk the snickers and guffaws of my family and do some serious exercising. I've got an old Richard Simmons (don't laugh) exercise tape floating around. Believe it or not if you tune out his voice it is a good 60 minute workout, from the top of the head to the tip of the toes (and all bits and pieces in between).

I had a pub lunch today along with the requisite couple of beers, it was great to have someone else cook the meal for once and NO dishes.

I have joined a couple of new teams this week and met more great people, thanks to all who commented on my page and profile picture. Life's too short not to have a chuckle at things and in saying this I hope you have a laugh at the funny this week.

Good Luck to everyone with their program.



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RSLINDIANA 5/11/2008 4:53PM

    So Glad the Lighter Side was one of the new teams!! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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MAXFOCUS 4/17/2008 9:42AM

    I remember when I was younger I used to watch Richard Simmons on TV and thinking boy that guy has a lot of energy!!! I wish I had a quarter of that. LOL!

I know what you mean about going out for a meal and not having to clean up afterwards - isn't it wonderful!!!


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BAMATHIN 4/16/2008 4:05PM

    Your picture made me laugh hysterically and wince at the same time. :) I love Richard Simmons!!! *ded* He makes me giggle. We have a few tapes ourselves. We even want to get the DVDs. It has some great aerobics going on man. :D

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JIBBIE49 4/11/2008 12:25PM

    I'm reading the book "SHRINK YOURSELF" by ROGER GOULD.

He is a medical doctor and Professor of Psychology at UCLA Medical Center, who has helped 20,000 patients with EMOTIONAL EATING. The book deals with our issue of feeling powerless and how to win over it and stop using food for reasons other than nutrition. It is a good book.

He has an interview at www.youtube.com where he talks about his plan. Just put in ROGER GOULD in the search.

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What the?

Friday, April 04, 2008

Hi all in Blogland,

Things here are pretty much same old, same old. The weight is just hanging on there, now there is something odd about this as my clothes are much looser, so where the devil is the weight that shows up on my scales all the time.

My scales and I are having this tussle at the moment and if it doesn't show my pounds moving, I'm afraid I'll just have to turf the offending item and try a newer model. Pity I can't do that with various parts of my body.

I have been very domestic this week, bottling, jam making etc due to a bumper crop in the garden. I know this doesn't sound exciting, but it relaxes me and is ultimately satisfying to see all that you've done looking back at you in bottles etc.

The cold weather has set in here (not that I'm feeling much of it, very hot blooded I am), but at least I can look forward to more hearty food and not salad every day.

I hope everyone likes the funny this week, I must admit it makes me chuckle to see Darth Vader changing the globe in his light sabre. Doing his bit for global warming maybe?

I hope everyone has had good luck this week and I look forward to hearing from as many as possible.



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MAXFOCUS 4/9/2008 1:53PM

    I seem to be having the opposite problem. My pounds keep dropping but when I measure my waist and hips there is no loss there. It is truly bizarre.

It is great to hear that you had such a good year with your garden. It is just starting to warm up here in Minnesota so I'm trying to figure out what to plant this year.

Great pic of Vader. LOL!

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BAMATHIN 4/4/2008 11:06PM

    I hate when the scale breaks. Of course I want to blame it all the time, hee! But yeah, you should totally get a new one soon. Those stupid numbers mean a lot to us. :( *hugs* And yay Darthy for being conscious!

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March Madness

Friday, March 28, 2008

Hi to all my friends.

Nothing on the weight loss this week, is 12 lbs off too early to hit a plateau?

The weather has changed here from Summer (hot, hot, hot) to Winter, Autumn (Fall) got lost somewhere.

Anyway, now salads have bit the dust, and casseroles, slow cooker recipes and soup now look to be on the menu. This could be a blessing in disguise as there seems to be less calories in casseroles and soup than in Summer food. Go figure!

We have been having a run of good luck here, no major medical emergencies and the animals are doing well, hope this keeps up.

I'm hoping everyone is losing weight and is keeping happy, see you all next week.



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CURZYGIRL 3/30/2008 12:18AM

    Hey FlowerdaleJewel!
I agree with Bamathin. Your body gets used to the same food and adjusts and you can stop losing for a little while. It won't last. Changing food will help and getting plenty of water and more excercise will help too. Keep us posted on how you are doing. Hope everything keeps going good for you for a while with all the family health problems. You can use a break to take time to think about your self for a little bit. Don't forget to stop and smell the roses, no matter how many thorns get in the way!!

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MAXFOCUS 3/29/2008 11:07PM

    I had hit a plateau at 14 lbs. I started exercising more and broke the plateau. Hope your luck continues with no medical emergencies and healthy animals.

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BAMATHIN 3/28/2008 7:33PM

    Nah, I don't think so. Maybe the change of food will help get you going again. My body gets way too used to food quickly. I always have to change up to keep going. Of course that means I have to exercise more which thinking about it now sucks but it actually is fun in the moment. I'm just silly.

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