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Note to self... STEP AWAY FROM THE SCALE!!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

My usual weigh in day is Monday. This morning, for some unforeseen reason, I decided to step on the scale. The evil hunk of metal told me I had gained 1.5 lbs. Nope, no way! Darn it, the Wii agreed... + 1.5 I still refuse to believe it. I have worked out more, kept to the low end of my calorie range and have posted EVERY bite I have eaten.

The scale lies! I feel great. My clothes fit better. I have more energy.

**Take a deep breath Gretchen**

I WILL NOT let this get to me. I will not weigh in till Monday.

I WILL keep eating healthy. Keep working out. Keep drinking water.
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Spark On!!

  
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DTSOBEL 3/6/2010 3:11AM

    All I have to say is BTDT! I had the same issues a few weeks back. My solution, put it in my other goals page. Now I get points for not weighing in on non weigh in days. I also won't do the Wii Fit body test. Keep up the great attitude and we will beat this beast (and the hunk-o-metal too)......

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SWEETZMIX 3/5/2010 9:09AM

    SPARK ON!! The scale does lie, b/c we fluctuate on a day to day basis. Keep working hard and keep feeling great. The scale should not dictate your mood! You are awesome!

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CATE195 3/5/2010 9:04AM

    I have encountered the same situation. It is challenging to keep your motivation up when you're doing everything right but the scale says otherwise. So concentrate on those other signs
I feel great. My clothes fit better. I have more energy.

You can do it!

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CHRYS13 3/4/2010 8:03PM

    Oh, I hate that "evil hunk of metal". I've been a slave to it for much too much of my life. I love your idea of covering it with a box and writing notes on it. I can think of all kinds of notes I'd like to leave it! LOL!!!

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GOLFCHICK2-0 3/4/2010 7:04PM

    I have decided that the evil hunk-o-metal will be covered by a cardboard box. I will then write all sorts of warnings and reminders NOT to pick up the box until Monday... or even next Monday.

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NAYBRENNER 3/4/2010 6:08PM

    Stepping on the scale too often is probably my biggest downfall right now. I say every week that I'm just going to get on on Fri. and every week I fail. Keep getting stronger!!!

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LABOSOXGIRL 3/4/2010 5:27PM

    I almost stepped on the scale this morning but I forced myself to let it go until my normal weigh in day.

My favorite line of your blog "The evil hunk of metal" LOL

That 'evil hunk of metal' probably pointed out that since you have been working so hard you have gained some muscle.

Keep up the hard work and stay positive your doing great!

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NCESTONE 3/4/2010 5:00PM

    I have always heard that muscle weights more than fat.....with that said, you are doing a great job. As long as you are doing all the things that matter the weight is just an object of our obsession. I am guilty of stepping on the scale too much. I know it is not good to do so but I have a hard time not. I also moved my weigh date from Monday to Tuesday. I like Tuesday far better than Mondays. Keep up the positive attidude. We can all do this. We are strong women/men! Do you take measurements? That is anther way to see jut how you are doing that the scale misses.

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I *heart* Peanut Butter!!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I thought that I would never be able to eat peanut butter again. There are loads of foods that I can have a small amount of, but not go overboard. Peanut butter is not one of them. So I was curious when I saw Better'n Peanut Butter at Trader Joes. Yes, it is peanut butter! tastes like it, spreads like it, but it has 85% less fat and 45% less calories.

www.betternpeanutbutter.com/products
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Spread on raisin english muffin with banana slices... Now I have a reason to eat breakfast again! Woo Hoo!

  
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STRIVE4BALANCE1 3/6/2010 8:57PM

    As if I needed another reason to go to Trader Joes!

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REDHEAD582 3/6/2010 5:38PM

    Gretchen

Thanks for the tip, next time I am in the US I will pick some up from Trader Joe's. I too love PB on toast in the mornings.

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GOLFCHICK2-0 3/3/2010 4:02PM

    Sarah, I love it!! It is nice and thick, but still melty. slightly mellower than some in PB flavour and not too sweet. I split the serving size to 1 tbsp and it's still plenty for both halves of an english muffin. I also like that they cut the fat and calories, but kept the protein.

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CELESTIALAXIS 3/3/2010 3:38PM

    Is it good? Simon saw it and wondered. It's also like twice as expensive, but it may be worth it as we're ADDICTED to PB, lol.

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PIR8CHIK 3/3/2010 2:14PM

    Ohhhhhh I LOVE emoticon Peanut Butter too!
I have it almost every day! I use Jif reduced fat creamy.
It's really good and I even saw it in a crunchy version in the store yesterday. I never eat more then 1 1/2 TB at a time. That much is usually when I'm having it with celery or apples. Other times it's just about a tsp.

I'll have to check that stuff out!

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K4FRED 3/3/2010 2:06PM

    You CAN eat peanutbutter, in moderation. It's good for your heart AND your weight loss. It's listed as one of the best sparks to losing weight. The key is to eat it sparingly. I too adore peanutbutter. I add honey to it (also sparingly) and spread it on a slice of whole grain bread. YUM!!! emoticon

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What's my burn rate?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

So, I work out on my wii EA Sports Active, for 23 minutes. The program tells me I burned 136 calories. My Sportline Pulse watch tells me I burned 336 cals. Which one is right? Any clues? I know the watch is not the top of the line medical equipment. But the wii can't get my heartbeat at all.

For tonight, I split the difference for logging and called it 230. Either way, not bad for a rest night!

  
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GOLFCHICK2-0 3/2/2010 8:15PM

    Sorry about the triple post. The cell phone doesn't quite cut it for access yet!!

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Lose a pound the easy way... Give Blood!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Now that we are starting to feel healthy, it's important to help those who are not. We all know of someone with health issues or someone who has had surgery or been in an accident. Where do you think they get that blood???? From people like us.

Yes, I know that this is not permanent weight loss and I had cookies and real juice afterward. But I also made sure it was AFTER my official weigh in time. I have a week to build back the blood in my system. And did I say I got to eat COOKIES with NO guilt?? emoticon

To find a blood drive near you... www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation

Just make sure your iron is up when you go to donate. Take your vitamins with extra iron for a few days before just in case. It's no fun to get that far just to be turned away!

  
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REDHEAD582 2/24/2010 8:42AM

    Good reminder, I was thinking I should do that soon, but haven't done anything about it.



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WOLFDAUGHTER 2/23/2010 2:33PM

    Thanks for the reminder that I need to give blood again! And the iron reminder. Had that happen before and it's so disappointing!

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 2/23/2010 2:11PM

    What a great encouragement to have others give blood! Thanks for putting the message out there!!!

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Another pound bites the dust!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Thanks to exercising more and realizing that I needed to EAT More food also, I am very happy to report that it was two pounds that bit the dust this week!! Although my goal is 1 lb a week, that second pound is gone and I DO NOT want it back!

So I was a little inspired, I got this song in my head a couple of weeks ago and decided to do a little rewrite. I sing the reprise every time I step on the scale.

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Another Pound Bites the Dust

Lyrics re-purposed From Queens' "Another One Bites the Dust"

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Ooh, let's Spark
SparkGuy turns on his computer screen
With his head held way up high
Ain't no sound but the sound of the keys
Sparkers' fingers ready to fly

Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this
Are you setting a goal benchmark?
Out of SparkTeams support mails rip
To the sound of the Spark - yeah

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Another pound bites the dust
Another pound bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another pound bites the dust, YAY!
Hey, we're gonna get fit too
Another pound bites the dust

How do you think we're gonna get along
Without fat when it's gone
We're working on getting healthier now
And kick the fat out of the town

Are you fitter? Are you working out?
Did you give that blog a good remark?
Out of SparkTeams support mails rip
To the sound of the Spark
Spark on!

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Another pound bites the dust
Another pound bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another pound bites the dust, YAY!
Hey, we're gonna get fit too
Another pound bites the dust

YAY!
Oh lose it
Bites the dust - bite the dust yay!
Hey
Another pound bites the dust
Another pound bites the dust, no ow
Another pound bites the dust, heck yeah
Another pound bites the dust, Yaay
Ooh Spark on!

There are plenty of ways we can help a SparkFriend
And help them reach their goals
You can Message
You can Goodie
You can hold them up and help them
When they're down, Yeah
But we're ready, YES we're ready to Spark
we're running right around the park
Out of the SparkTeams support mails rip
To the sound of the Spark
Oh yeah

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Another pound bites the dust
Another pound bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another pound bites the dust, YAY!
Hey, we're gonna get fit too
Another pound bites the dust
Spark on!
Hey, alright!

Original lyrics:
www.queenwords.com/lyrics/songs/sng1
1_02.shtml

  
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SHERWOODCYCLER 2/22/2010 10:05PM

    And here's hoping another one bites the dust next week.

Way to go! And now this song has replaced a Black Eyed Peas song that has been running through my head. Thanks...

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CHRYS13 2/22/2010 8:17PM

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