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Trying to stay the course

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I am still up 1/2 pound. I know it's not much but the scale hasn't budged in days. i don't get it. I'm eating great, trying to be as active as I can yet nothing seems to move that scale.

I do have to admit that the "fat" pants I have been wearing for work are getting pretty loose. That's a good thing.

The treadmill people finally called me. Apparently I have a "software" issue in the console. They are sending me a new console and parts etc and having a technician call next week. It should be fixed just in time for me to leave for So. Carolina for the holidays.

Wish me luck!

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BARCINTL 3/19/2010 11:02AM

    I know--it's very frustrating when you're doing everything right and still you don't see a drop. Stick with it and you will, I promise. Glad the tech people called and just think--your treadmill will be fixed just in time to help you stay consistent when the weather isn't good enough to walk the lake.

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GIRLINMOTION 3/18/2010 10:53AM

    Good luck with the treadmill people.
Good luck with your trip.

I wish you many shamrocks at your feet to freshen you path, and may a rainbow keep your home lush!!! The next sunrise is always the best!!


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Monday, March 15, 2010

Finally, finally my treadmill came. They set it up and I was so excited. I got on it three days in a row, just walking and getting back into a rhythm. I was so happy and in just three days I was down an entire pound.

Now it's dead. My treadmill just doesn't work. I called the company and they said it will take 2 to 3 days until someone from "tec" calls me to maybe walk me through a fix. Otherwise, they are going to have to repair it!!!


I was really looking forward to getting back into exercise. It's been difficult since I haven't been feeling well. I can't even go outside and take a walk because it's been raining so much and it's still rather cold here.

Sigh.....I was so ready.

This is me screaming....ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

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AL_ROX 3/17/2010 1:08PM

    Did you check your breaker? I bought a new washing machine a couple years ago assuming my old washer had broken...instead the breaker had just flipped off for some reason.

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BARCINTL 3/17/2010 12:55PM

    I am sorry for the loss of your treadmill.

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OMELYN 3/15/2010 11:12PM

    Wow, that is terrible luck. I hope that St. Patrick's day brings you a "Tech Call" and a simple explanation/fix in a luck of the Irish sort of way.Other than that Shalom works well, too, I just don't have a connection on that side. Either that or offer to broadcast the brand name on Face Book and Spark.

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GIRLINMOTION 3/15/2010 9:40PM

    I feel your pain. Hopefully it is a easy repair and it won't happen again. New!!! actually they should replace it or you want to return it and get your money back?


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TABBYARTS 3/15/2010 6:50PM

    Shalom Gayllynne. Really. Shalom! Please let us know the brand name of that treadmill. Maybe we can avoid your same misfortune. I guess you had better do lots of running in place, nu?
TEE (TabbyArts)

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Frustration abounds!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I really have to keep off that darn scale. For the past couple of days it says I'm up 2 lbs. I just don't get it. I've been really good. I haven't gone over my calorie count, I watch what I eat and soon I might be able to exercise again can I be 2 lbs up?? Arghhhhh I hate it.

My brain knows that we can fluctuate every day. My brain knows that it's probably not "real" weight but just one of those fluxes we have's driving me crazy.

At the end of next month I am leaving for S. Carolina to my niece's home for Passover. I am so much heavier than the last time everyone saw me I really was hoping for a little weight loss before then.

Yes, I will hang on, yes I will stay the course but darn that scale!!!!

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BARCINTL 3/2/2010 9:04AM

    You can do have to do it...our Caribbean vacation depends on it!!!

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IILAAD65 3/1/2010 4:34PM

    I put that blasted scale AWAY .. I am weighing every two weeks. I feel .. mentally FREER if that's possible. I am not worrying about daily weight gains.. but real progress.

I actually put the darn thing in the trunk of my car until weigh in day.. which was today. Don't let it rule you!!

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GIRLINMOTION 2/22/2010 8:39AM

    What was you sodium count? I don't know what you were eating, but sodium can retain more water, so more weight?


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PAMMAX64 2/21/2010 11:19AM

    Wow, you are not kidding, we ARE in the same boat. Somehow it helps to know I am not alone. Maybe it is normal to just hit the wall for a bit. Ok Lady, let's hit this thing and work it together. I am going to work out for an hour today to try to get things jump started. It is SO FRUSTRATING!

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JURNEE240 2/21/2010 11:18AM

  I know exactly how you feel! But it is clear that you already know that the scale is indeed our "frenemy!" Find the clothes that you know you look and feel great in, and attend your family event with your head held high. I wish you the best! emoticon

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don't remember....a good thing!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Today I was trying to figure out how long I have been back on Spark People and back on track. I just can't remember. That's honestly a good thing. It means I have really adjusted to my lifestyle of eating right and once all these darn medical tests are done, doing some exercise!

I noticed that my tracker still has my lowest weight. I was tempted to move it and start over but I decided, for right now, not to. It is incentive for me. I see that I did it once and that means for sure, I can do it again. It keeps me motivated because it is a truth. I can't wait to get back there and there is nothing and no one that can say I can't.

I'm pleased with my progress. Down 4 lbs. Don't want to think of how much to go right now, just how much is coming off!! I'm not giving up!

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GIRLINMOTION 2/17/2010 9:13PM

    Way to go on your weight loss!!!


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getting into a routine

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I have been trying so hard to stay on track. So far, so good. Getting into a routine is the best thing for me. Always tracking my food, eating when I'm hungry not bored etc...

It's hard coming back. I really thought I had this beat but now I realize I just can't "let go". I am trying to stay focused and not get angry at myself anymore. What's done is done and I have to move forward.

I am trying to calculate how much weight I can lose by certain events coming up. At the end of March I am going to S.Carolina to spend time with my family for Passover. There will be family I haven't seen in several years and I hope to be down at least 10 lbs by then. I know I'm on the right track.

Wish me luck!! After that, my birthday in May, I hope to be down at least another 5 or 6. I lose so slowly but it's a good goal!

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    I think small goals are the best that way I don't feel like I am such a failure if I don't make the goal I set.

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GIRLINMOTION 2/11/2010 8:40PM

    I know I have to use the tracker, and do a minimum of 10 minutes of cardio a day or it will be too easy to get off track. I know it is extra work, but it is worth it.


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ASHLEEWEBART 2/11/2010 11:03AM

    I agree with you that getting back to using the Nutritional Tracker and the Fitness Tracker each day will help.
Good luck on the weight loss. I am also hoping to be weighing lighter by the time of a special event, but I have no idea if my can meet any particular goal by that date, because I am still trying to adjust my food intake, and increase the fitness minutes .

So I hope for good results for both of us.

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A_WIKA 2/11/2010 10:57AM

    keep it up! u can do it!

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LSCHULER72 2/11/2010 10:57AM

    I think your goal is realistic. Getting into a routine is one of the hardest things for me, as a teacher, because when summer hits, the routine is out the window! But you're right, tracking everything is part of it and such an important one at that. I wish you much success in your journey!

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