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Shout out for my Momma!

Monday, July 02, 2012



Hi again my spark friends! Ya'll have been so supportive of me and my weight loss goals that I have to give a shout out for my momma and ask a tiny favor of you! You see, the whole reason that I am on this wonderful site and have had the opportunity to meet each of you is because of momma. She tried to get me on here way back in 2007, but I wasn't ready, or was too busy or some other excuse! But now that I am here, I am grateful to her for sending me! My problem is that momma (who just turned 70 this year) is also struggling with the weight that she wants to lose, but doesn't seem to have very many spark friends in her corner. :( See momma retired and moved back home to Scotland a few years back, so we communicate mostly via email and now through this wonderful site. But I know that part of the reason she is still struggling is because she does not have the amazing base of spark friends that I do, so if you could find the time to just pop in on momma's page I would be so grateful! After all, I think I have the best this site has to offer and would love to share you and all of your spark with her!

Her username is PIPERGRAN (you can find her on my friend list) Thanks ladies! You ARE the best! :)

  
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HONEYPOT319 7/3/2012 12:23PM

    Thank you to my ladies who managed to friend Momma! Hopefully, she will pop by your page and say hi soon! I am thinking that Momma is not unlike me and does not have a great grasp on the settings of this site!! She tried to change her settings, because some of my spark peeps said they could not comment on her page and now I cannot even comment! :( Oh well, hopefully she will figure it out soon!

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ONLYONEPEA 7/3/2012 10:40AM

    consider it done my lovely lil sparkle.. ;)

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TIBI183 7/2/2012 6:59PM

    Great pic! I think it is great that both you and your mom are on this journey to a healthier life together. emoticon

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JACKIEANN1968 7/2/2012 12:25PM

    Hi Jackie, I visited your Mom's page and sent her a goodie. It would be easier to support her if she allowed comments. I went to comment on her blog, also but it isn't possible. I am thankful to your mom for sending you to us. I am so happy to have you as part of my spark family.

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1PEACEBUNNY 7/2/2012 9:46AM

    Awww...this is so cute, you guys are cuties! Will visit momma Bee as soon as she opens the door! emoticon emoticon

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TCHNCRFT 7/2/2012 9:40AM

    Honey,
Just tried to click on mom's page and it's set to private. emoticon

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TCHNCRFT 7/2/2012 9:39AM

    Will do! Any momma of yours is a emoticon of mine!

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Sunday swim!

Sunday, July 01, 2012



We had a lot of fun visiting with baby girl #1 and her hubby today! She is at that point most of us are familiar with ~ ready for the baby to be out! lol. I told her to be careful what she wishes for and enjoy her last month of time alone with her man. :)

I hope everyone is having a peaceful and relaxing Sunday. Thinking about a nap myself! :)

  
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JACKIEANN1968 7/1/2012 11:50PM

    Congratulations on becoming a Grandma, soon. Will this be your first grand baby? It sounds like you had a wonderful day. That pool looks so refreshing. Hugs, Jackie

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GOOGIE1262 7/1/2012 7:22PM

    Awww..how sweet! Makes me miss my girl! She is away in another country for the summer:(

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HEYITSLISA 7/1/2012 4:16PM

    Sounds like a great day! emoticon

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TCHNCRFT 7/1/2012 3:49PM

    You're right - tell your daughter that she'll soon wonder what she used to do with all her free time! emoticon

Will this be your first grandchild? Do they know the gender yet? (Personally, I wouldn't want to know, but to each his own!) emoticon

Carol

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PATTOMMC3 7/1/2012 3:39PM

    emoticon I enjoyed a swim today also! It was glorious!

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Yay me! I am a happy sparker today! How about you?

Saturday, June 30, 2012



11 pounds in 7 weeks! I am a happy sparker today! ::cheesy grin:: That means that by January 2013 I should be at my first goal to be below 200 lbs! I am super excited about that! :) I hope that all my spark friends are having similar success!

Let's make it a super sparkin' Saturday my friends!

  
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DESERTJULZ 7/2/2012 2:46PM

    Way to go! BIG CONGRATULATIONS! emoticon

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ONLYONEPEA 7/1/2012 5:10AM

    you are THE cutest lil thing :) well done my wonderful shrinking violet.. emoticon

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BMW9295 6/30/2012 1:25PM

    emoticon emoticon So proud for and of you! Keep up the great work. emoticon emoticon

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MSGO72 6/30/2012 1:12PM

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GOOGIE1262 6/30/2012 12:57PM

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Just awesome Ms. HONEY!!!! Keep it up and enjoy the success!

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HELE_LANAKILA 6/30/2012 12:21PM

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JACKIEANN1968 6/30/2012 11:47AM

    Woohoo!! I'm proud of you. Love the cartoon. Hugs, Jackie

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IN2BHEALTHY 6/30/2012 10:56AM

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HEYITSLISA 6/30/2012 10:44AM

    emoticon emoticon girl!

I don't weigh until tomorrow, but of course I peeked at the scale this morning and I think I will be very happy tomorrow! emoticon

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LINDAK25 6/30/2012 9:52AM

    YEAH! Keep up the good work!

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KATYDID412 6/30/2012 8:59AM

    Awesome -- good for you!!

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Continuation of Overboard . . .

Friday, June 29, 2012



Ok ladies, now that TCHNCRFT has explained how to change the calorie limits and Julz helped me get this report. Now what? What do I change the daily range to? Tch? Julz? Anybody? :/

  
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HONEYPOT319 6/30/2012 8:57AM

    Ok. I figured it out! :) When I first started, I listed a pretty much sedentary lifestyle when I should have listed what I INTENDED to do! I couldn't figure out how to go back and change that, so I went to a couple other sites and put in my new lifestyle and got a more accurate idea of what I should be consuming with all the extra activity. So I changed my calories needed to 1300 - 1600 for as long as I maintain my new fitness level, I should continue to lose .5 - 2lbs per week. :) Thank you to everyone for your helpful comments and feedback! I new I could count on you! :)

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JACKIEANN1968 6/30/2012 12:16AM

    Hey Jackie, I think I understood what you are supposed to do and explained it on your original overboard blog. Hope it helps, Jackie

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HONEYPOT319 6/29/2012 8:16PM

    Me too! I am also trying to tone up as well! I just don't want to sabotage my efforts by not eating enough. I feel full, I am losing weight (slowly). I was just concerned about the message that keeps popping up. Thanks for your input! :)

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DESERTJULZ 6/29/2012 7:44PM

    Well, I'm not sure that I am qualified to answer. We're different people, different height, size, different activity levels. What I can tell you is that my calories eaten typically falls really close to the amount of calories I would burn if I were totally inactive, in other words, near the top of the "honey" brown bars on your chart. I've lost around 11 pounds since joining SP, which is a bit over 5 lbs a month. However, my total weight loss goal was only 15-17 pounds. The main reason I'm here is to inspire me to take exercise very, very seriously, because I've started the decline toward osteoporosis and my doc believes I can rebuild the minor bone-loss that I've experienced before it actually becomes detrimental to my life/health.

Basically, I'm relying on my exercise to generate the calorie-burn I need to actually lose weight, and likewise relying on the calories I do eat to maintain my normal, non-exercise, needs.

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Overboard?

Friday, June 29, 2012



Ok, so once again I need my spark peeps to explain something to me! I am currently exercising daily, predominantly the gym on M-W-F and usually Saturdays too! And only walking on T-TH and Sunday. But when I add any additional exercise (like today, because I stuffed myself full of 1,066 calories at the buffet - even though it was lunch AND dinner) to my regular fitness tracker, it gives me the following message.

"The number of calories you should eat to manage your weight depends on many factors, including how many calories you burn through exercise. It may seem counterintuitive, but eating too little while burning too much can actually hurt your weight-management goals and the outcome of your fitness program. If you are consistently burning more calories than recommended here, please update your fitness settings as soon as possible. This may adjust your calorie ranges (if necessary) so you can reach your goals in a timely and healthy manner."

Problem is, I cannot change my calorie intake it is set automatically by current weight and goal to lose! I only burned 683 calories in fitness today but I ate 1,523 (27 calories under my suggested range) ?? I am totally confused! :/ If I could update my calories needed based on calories burned, I would. Anybody know what the problem is here? I DO NOT want to do less exercise. :( I am trying to get fit and train for the upcoming 5K. Help!

  
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JACKIEANN1968 6/30/2012 12:15AM

    I keep getting this message, also. I ignore it because I figure that as long as I am losing and feeling good, I'm fine. However, what I think it means is that your calories have been figured out based on the amount of exercise you put into sparks fitness on the start page. If you are doing more exercise than you originally put in there, you are supposed to change it so it has an accurate look at how much exercise you plan to do. Then it will adjust your calorie suggestions accurately.

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BMW9295 6/29/2012 11:32PM

    I wish I had and answer... me personally I went in and changed my calorie intake to 1200-1500 because it suggested a much higher when I dropped my 10 pounds...... it did it based on my weight loss and exercises as well.... but I knew I was losing at the lower range.

Good luck... I think most important is to listen to your body and make sure you are feeling good and medically are okay... and feel fueled.

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DARWHOHOO 6/29/2012 10:04PM

    I've gotten that message myself as well. I ignore it now. SP has suggested 1550-1900 for me now that I have amped up my cardio to 30 mins for 5 days. I struggle at times to make this range. I still average weight loss about 1 pound per week.

Also CONGRATS CONGRATS on your awesome calorie burning regime emoticon

Dar

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HONEYPOT319 6/29/2012 8:13PM

    Spark people suggests 1200 - 1550 Julz. But like I said, I keep getting that message when I log my fitness. :/ I am losing weight (1-2 lbs on average per week) and the last time I lost 30 lbs, I only ate between 1200-1400 (but I wasn't going to the gym 3-4 times per week). I guess I will just ignore the message as long as I continue to lose regularly. :) Thanks for your support! :)

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DESERTJULZ 6/29/2012 7:36PM

    Seems like a lot to me, too. How many did SparkPeople calculate for you as a daily goal?

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HONEYPOT319 6/29/2012 7:18PM

    According to fitness magazine (online) I need the following:

Your current calorie needs are 2773 per day.
The number of calories consumed should be broken down as follows:
Carbohydrates: 1248 - 1802 carb calories, or 45-65% of daily intake
Protein: 277 - 971 protein calories, or 10-35% of daily intake
Fat: 555 - 971 fat calories, or 20-35% of daily intake

Seems a bit much to me!! :(

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DESERTJULZ 6/29/2012 6:39PM

    IMPORTANT! Calories burned through exercise are NOT the only calories you are burning! You burn calories sleeping, believe it or not!, just at a much lower rate than exercising. SP offers a great report that shows your TOTAL (including normal body function) calories burned vs. calories eaten. This report will help you understand.

Click on "My Trackers" scroll down to "Reports" and look at the one titled "Calorie Differential Over Time." It's important to pick the "over time," as it is a very inaccurate assessment on a day by day basis, but averages out over time. Let me know if this helps answer your most excellent question!

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TCHNCRFT 6/29/2012 6:14PM

    First off, emoticon on burning all those calories through exercise. I don't come anywhere near that each day.

I'm not sure if I'm understanding your question correctly, but you can change your calorie range by clicking on "My Nutrition" under Trackers. Right near the picture of the water glass, click on "Tracker Options." There's a drop-down menu. Click on "Change Diet Settings."
You'll come to a screen where you can edit your calorie range and save it.

Hope this helps.


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