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Monday, April 13, 2009

Okay, here's the deal. I have not tracked my food or exercise consistantly with the trackers that Spark provides for me. They are such great tools but yet I still fail to use them to help along my journey. I feel this may have something to do with my numbers slowing on the scale. Prevously I had been tracking food with Weight Watchers and have stopped that all together about a month ago. Why? I don't have a clue! Well, actually I can't see myself writing down everything that goes in my mouth for the rest of my life, and this journey is all about the rest of my life, right?

I think that I am giving myself way more credit for moving more than I actually do. Same thing with the eating. I think that I am consuming less calories than I really am. All that needs to stop....TODAY! It's time that I be consistant with food intake and exercise.

Another reason I think that I haven't logged on the trackers and made them PUBLIC is because I am ashamed, yep, ashamed of how little I do. I have been afraid for all to see how "unclean" I eat and just how inconsistant I am with exercise. Time to step up and be held accountable, and that starts TODAY!

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_VALEO_ 5/3/2009 6:10AM

    Lot of thoughts in your blog.
I think that once we have achieved our goal and learnt to be consistent we don't need to track everything for the rest of our life. We'll know instinctively what it's good or not for us.

Deciding to make our tracker public is not easy -but we're all in the same boat.
I have decided to make it public too, even if I don't track every day -I must admit it takes me lot of time to enter manually all my food, but it's worth it.

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KAYXANDRA 4/24/2009 7:55PM

    ok here is my little but helping catch phrase that i say to myself before i take a bite of anything everday! here it goes..."If you bite it, YOU WRITE IT" that way you hold yourself accountable that yes I did eat that and even if I was not the healthiest thing in the world that you and only you chose to eat and by writing it down you admit it to yourself. hope that helps love! and never forget the only one stoping you from reaching your goal is you, and if weight watchers it what works for you dont stop until your confident in something else :)

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CHARLIE215 4/16/2009 11:02PM

    I haven't tracked either and after this blog and the other comments, I am going to & I'll open it for all to see

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RINSKY3 4/14/2009 3:18PM

    Hi Wendy =)
Tracking sure does help me. I was in denial abt the food tracking thing-I was like you in that I did not see myself tracking food for the rest of my life, and things went a little wild. I re-evaluated and weighed the pros and cons of tracking. Biggest pro is that it is the key to MY weightloss-I can work out like there is no tomorrow, but if I eat, eat, eat and dont track I will not lose! So it sucks to track, it's a pain, but I see it as something that takes up our time but helps us reach our goals (and someday maintain!)
You can do this! You have done such an amazing job-now let's keep moving!

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TANYAHDG 4/13/2009 5:11PM

    I agree it is time to get tracking. I tracked inconsistently this week and I only lost one pound. I thought I was doing well with my eating but apparently not. I only lost one pound this week and I had been consistent with 2 so I know that I can't afford to think about it and just do it!

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SUZY1212 4/13/2009 3:40PM

    Start tracking Girlfriend! I know that's one of the things that helps me the most. I'm so competitive and having to track foods that throw off my nutrition and calories really makes me think twice about eating them! Also many days when I sit down in the evening to fill in the trackers and get my other points, I hate the idea of having none or very little exercise to track, so I stop and do a video or other exercises so I won't be embarrassed if someone looks!

It doesn't work all the time, but it helps!

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RIQUI1 4/13/2009 1:17PM

    Oh, I am SOOO with you on this one! It is almost as if I think that if I don't track the item that I just ate, then maybe it won't count! It isn't real if I don't put it on Spark!! lol Well, if you can do it then I can do it...even the little 60 calorie chocolate things that maybe I take for granted since one is only 60 cals... Of course, when you eat 4 or 5.... lol And if I only get 10 minutes of fitness time in for the day, then I log it. I should look at it as "10 minutes is better than nothing..."

Thank you for this little blog. You may have just helped me too! emoticon it is!

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KAYEREADER 4/13/2009 12:01PM

    You can do it! I know for me my weight loss really does follow the consistency with which I use the trackers. For me both nutrition and exercise. It is overwhelming sometimes to think about doing everyday for the long term, but the trackers here are the easiest I've ever found to use, so I persist.

I hope you will too.

Best wishes to you.

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HPLANDER 4/13/2009 10:54AM

    You go girl.

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HPLANDER 4/13/2009 10:40AM

    Fear not, we are hear to learn from each other. I don't know if you have looked at my food diary, because if you have you will know that I am no where near perfect. I have found that tracking the food really helps me though. Especially when I start holding water. I can go back and usually it is the sodium. I do better with the exercising, but I have to admit it helps me knowing others may look to see if I made it to the gym every day. The hardest part of the tracking is just getting in the habit. I think there are way more pros then cons to it. Ultimately you have to do what feels right for you.

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When life gives you lemons......

Thursday, April 09, 2009


When life gives you lemons, squeeze them on starchy foods like grains and potatoes - this may help you eat less overall. Acids (vinegar works, too) slow your body's digestion of carbohydrates, so you just might feel full longer.

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_VALEO_ 5/3/2009 6:14AM

    I heard that drinking a glass of water with a teaspoon of cider vinegar is very good for the body.
The juice of a fresh lemon in a cup of hot water on mornings cleans us.

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Move, Move, Move!!!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

As you all know I had a horrible battle with pizza this week and the pizza won. I sat last night and come to terms with that but I also came to terms with something else. I haven't been moving near enough. Am I getting in steps? Yes! Am I doing my quickfires? Yes! But other than that there isn't much activity going on with Wendy :-(...which certainly doesn't help if I fall to a temptation. So I decided it's high time I get off my butt and MOVE and then MOVE some more. Weigh in won't be great (there is a gain) but that's okay cause I am working toward next weeks weigh in now.


Where Do I Go From Here?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Where do I start? Actually it all started Wednesday...the ENEMY (pizza) reared his ugly head, and has been here up until yesterday. I told myself everyday that I would not surrender, but I found that I wasn't being that strong and gave in to it every day (Wed, Thurs, & Fri.). We aren't just talking one little slice every day, we are talking several every day. I really thought that I was stronger than that but found that I wasn't. I now vow that I can't fall to pizza again. This isn't my first fall with pizza but by far the worst. It all started months ago with just one slice one day, the next fall was a little more severe and the most recent was a plummet all the way to the bottom. There is no where for me to go from here but up. I know that you aren't supposed to keep kicking yourself about mishaps like this but it is really getting to me this time. I am a big girl and know that my choices have consequences. There are still a few days left before weigh in and things could change but I really feel as though I have sabotaged all the effort that I have put forward for months. This is by far the longest that I have ever stayed with a program to get rid of the weight. I sometimes wonder if I do this to myself subconsciously because I have NEVER been this successful before. Any other time, I have never lost more than 30 pounds before giving up. As of weigh in last week I had annihilated 46 pounds in 5 months. I only have 14 more pounds to lose to reach goal. That is great, I know this but there is something inside telling me that one more time I just cant succeed, that I am meant to fail every time. I know this isn't a healthy mindset but it's so hard to kick it this time. It is also time for TOM to come visit so the emotions are all over the place, which doesn't help at all. Not only have I let myself down this time, I feel as though I have let all my team mates down as well. I have got to shake this mentality and get back on track.

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IRIESAXI 3/27/2009 7:29PM

    Hi Wendy

I am in your boat too. And are about the same distance from our goal weight, and I have been sabpptaging myself for a whole 27 days now. I can't put my fingure on why I am doing this either. But I know I am meant to succeed because SUCCESS feels so good. I have decided that March has been a bad month but April will be the month that I shed the remaining pounds. I am aiming for 8-10 pounds in April, it's alot but I have done it before.

Don't beat up yourself. I love pizza, burger, rice, Cookies, Cake, KFC and so many other bad things I have eaten this month. I think though that this stems from not having them for so long. Therefore I plan to return to my two meals on weekends cheat. That way I can over indulge for two meals on weekends, therefore won't feel like I am leaving food that I enjoy out totally. Cause I LOVE FOOD. And I am an emotional eater.

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PONYFARMER 3/27/2009 5:09PM

    I can so relate to your circumstances. I am in a constant struggle with foods that try to own me. I agree with the others who posted that you cannot have things that are forbidden. For me that sets up a binge. I used to binge and purge, but no longer do those behaviors that hurt my body and soul. I only wish I could give up eating forever, but that is not possible, so I am tring to learn to deal with it the best I can.

You are a wonderful human and I for one do not feel let down by you. You have given all of a chance to do some service to others.

I think the best thing you can do for yourself is to make a decision that you can have pizza. Make the decision as to when and how much you will allow. I like all of the ideas given before me. Like the day after weigh in, one day a week. I REALLY liked the one that said, you only get to have the pizza if you meet your weekly goals. Then move on.

Tomorrow is another day! And we all have to face a 24 hour period where food will be everywhere and we will be hungry. Make a plan and hang on for the bumpy road ahead.


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RINSKY3 3/27/2009 4:35PM

    You can do this Wendy. You might not want to put a ban from pizza but you might want to stay away from it for a bit while you get yourself under control. This happened to me a month ago, and while we may think we have undone a lot of hard work, in reality not all is undone. So you had pizza a couple of days-that's the past, start slow by counting your points. You can do this. I know you can-you've lost 46 lbs! I know it's easier said that done, but YOU are in control not that pizza. emoticon
And thank you for being a great team leader-you definately are not letting us down!

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HPLANDER 3/27/2009 2:04PM

    I agree with KV711LAW. Don't put a permanent ban on pizza. It will just come back to haunt you. I let myself eat anything I want on Saturday. If pizza is what I want I eat it. Desserts whatever, but I only do this on Saturday after my weigh in. Everything in moderation. It is amazing how close you are to your goal. Way to go.

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KV711LAW 3/27/2009 12:53PM

    You can and will make this happen. We all have our "enemies" and to think that once you reach goal it will change. It will not. The "GOAL" may have you thinking you have a destination. That mentality will get you in trouble. I know! This is a journey; not a destination. It is necessary and good to have goals. But it is not the end all. You will still live in a world where there is pizza- so the best thing to do is make friends. Tell yourself that if you make your goal for the week you will allow yourself some pizza then - and only then. TELL everyone in the house your plans. They will have to comply. After all, you bring the pizza in- right? When I lost the huge bulk of my weight I planned for that meal "off the reservation". The mentality of You can NEVER have pizza sets you up for defeat. For, like everyone, we want what we cannot have.

So make a peace treaty with the pizza.

You are doing great BESTIE!

Love love love you!!!!

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SKINNYMINNIE25 3/27/2009 12:37PM

    Join the club...the Human Race...we learn from our mistakes. You are no better or worse than the rest of us on this journey. You are NOT a victim of does NOT have it in for you..however you ARE a victim of your poor choices, or at least choices that will NOT get you where you say you want to be. Been there, done that....yawn! So what are your choices? on pizza and be started by telling the truth about yourself so we could all see you and love you RIGHT where you are at. Keep telling the truth and making better choices. You CAN do it...14 lb. poo. so what....your goal is to be happy and healthy and as long as it takes is as long as it takes. Learn, quit the pitty party and move on! YOU ARE BIGGER than the PIZZA...we are all in your camp cheering you on.....SKinny

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CHOCMOM 3/27/2009 12:31PM

  OMG - Wendy, the 30 pound limit. I suffer from that too. I've really been fighting it this last month and with support from great friends like you, I am busting past it. But as far back as I can remember, whenever I hit the 30 lb mark, everything would stop and eventually I would put it back on.

You have had a bad week, $hit happens. Mine was last week (and I think the week before). Last Saturday, I went to a pizza buffet and acted like I had unlimited calories - ate all I could force down and then was sick and angry and depressed the rest of the day. But I moved on, just like you will. We have to associate pizza with something awful - Paul Mckenna thing, the hyponist!! So lets put our heads together and come up with something "yucky".

Have a great weekend girlfriend.. Love, B

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2009...Walkin' To My Bestie's....She has PIZZA...and coconut

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Here goes....I am walking to My Bestie's house in Tennessee. The distance is 291 miles. With the way I get around sometimes (very slow) I am just hoping that she hasn't moved or gotten old and come down with dementia and forgotten who I

Starting date of my journey - 03-16-09

03/16/09-03/22/09= 18.8 miles down, 272.2 to go...whew!

03/23/09-03/29/09=25.0 miles closer to my bestie (43.8 total), ONLY 247.2 more!

03/30/09-04/05/09=23.39 miles done (67.19 total), 223.81 miles to destination BESTIE!

04/06/09-04/13/09=29.28 miles down the road (96.47 total),194.53 miles to see the Bestie..woohoo!

04/14/09-04/20/09=24.09 miles done (120.56 total), 170.44 more in my future!

04/21/09-04/27/09=25.89 closer to destination BESTIE (146.45 total), 144.55 to go...woohoo I am half way there!

04/28/09-05/04/09= 21.43 miles gone this week ( 167.88 total), only 123.12 left to destination BESTIE!

05/05/09-05/11/09= 32.83 miles done! (200.71 total) Only 90.29 more miles to go, then I get to spend some time with My BESTIE!

05/12/09-05/18/09= 24.89 miles over! (225.6 total), ....65.4 miles to go!!! yeah!!!!!

05/19/09-05/25/09= 23.44 miles finished! (249.04 total).....41.96 more miles til I get to destination BESTIE!!!!! Gotta pick em up and put em down a little faster so I can get there this next week...... emoticon

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KV711LAW 6/3/2009 9:45PM

Should I start preparations!?!

Hurry Hurry! Cannot wait!

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TANYAHDG 3/18/2009 1:56PM

    I think I'll give my bestie a visit. Good idea.

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KV711LAW 3/18/2009 1:34PM


I LOVE it!

Guess I should put the pizza and drinks on now.

Better try them out to make sure they are good enough for my BESTIE!

Just Sayin'!!!

Don't you love this idea!

Oh, and I'll leave the light on!

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BRIDEN79 3/18/2009 1:23PM

    great idea! except my bestie lives 859.71 miles and I am going to continue to my other bestie anlther 300 miles.. this could be

Good luck!! enjoy the scenery! :)

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