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Mindful Moment ~

Friday, November 09, 2012



Mistakes are the entrance of discovery. ~ Rumi

  
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JMARIES51 11/18/2012 5:02PM

    So beautiful and so true.

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CELIAMINER 11/9/2012 11:59PM

    Beautiful thought, beautiful image!

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IOWAGRAMMA 11/9/2012 7:55PM

    Beautiful! emoticon

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NOMORENOMORE 11/9/2012 12:38PM

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To join or not to join ~ THAT is the Question . . .

Friday, November 09, 2012



I am trying to decide whether or not to join Spark Coach. There are a lot of great resources available here, for free. emoticon So, I don't know if SC will give me any more assistance than I already have. It is pretty impersonal and general ~ but it is, also, inexpensive and can be another tool to use. emoticon I wish they used PayPal, though.

It's the end of my first week, today. 7 days and it hasn't killed me. emoticon I feel like I've lost a bit of weight and my pants are a little loose. I can't decide whether to weigh myself or not. emoticon My plan, initially, was not to weigh ~ to just, hopefully, lose weight, feel better and not get 'hung up' on the numbers. I'm afraid if I do weigh myself that I might 'react' somehow, good or bad, to whether or not I've lost. I just can't decide. So I won't do anything for now. emoticon

I am getting into the routine and it is getting easier. Still, there are some things that I need to improve and a lot I have to learn ~ but it is easier than I thought it would be. And, I am really enjoying taking care of ME. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am happy with my progress so far. I don't expect to be perfect ~ I'm just giving it my best effort and that will have to be good enough. emoticon

  
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IOWAGRAMMA 11/9/2012 8:05PM

    Hi, Peggy. I think I saw that you joined. I don't think you'll be disappointed, as the first few months are pretty helpful. Plus, you can send a question for the coaches to answer once a week. I found that to be really helpful. Good luck!! Hugs, Jeannie

PS: People decide to do the WI different ways. Whatever works for you is fine. I know one who weighs once a month. Most do it once a week and then there are some of us who do it every day and record once a week. I find if I wait to do it once a week, I get too uptight about it. I'd rather watch the daily fluctuations and learn from them, but like I way...whatever works for you. It's just a number and one of many ways to mark your progress. emoticon emoticon

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NCSUE0514 11/9/2012 5:15AM

    Do the free trial and take it from there.

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JURASSICSUE 11/9/2012 4:45AM

    I did the free trial of spark coach but decided not to join up. It didn't seem to offer much more than is already on the site. I only came back to SP this autumn so there is plenty to explore as it is without the coaching. So I decided to wait a few months and then think about it again.

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Mindful moment ~

Wednesday, November 07, 2012



"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." ~ Charles Schulz.

  
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BECKYBETZ 11/7/2012 6:48PM

    Especially dark chocolate!

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Learning more everyday ~

Tuesday, November 06, 2012



So much to learn about food. emoticon I used to know all about calories and points and what to eat and what not to. But, since I packed this weight on a number of years ago, I got defeated and didn't think I could do this again. Years ago, I would gain 5-10 lbs and then diet and take it off emoticon and that was just the way it worked. But when I gained 70 lbs, I thought I would have to resign myself to it and live with it the rest of my life. Not any more . . .

There is so much to remember ~ but I'm learning and I am determined to do this. I went grocery shopping today and bought a lot of things I haven't bought for years ~ emoticon and passed up A LOT of things I have been buying for a long time. emoticon It wasn't easy ~ but it will get better. emoticon

  
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1STATEOFDENIAL 11/7/2012 6:16PM

    It is a lot to learn, but once you understand the principles then you can live by the principles if not all the rules. As you live a healthier lifestyle you may never again have to worry about gaining a few pounds then having to diet to lose those pounds, just to gain them back and have to diet again.

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CELIAMINER 11/7/2012 7:48AM

    So much alike! I went up and down as long as I had the military hovering over me with dire threats if I didn't keep my weight within range. Then I retired, pick up longer and longer commutes, had my thyroid med cut back, and went through menopause. Each event added 20 pounds, it seemed, until I just felt I would go into old age fat, just like most of my family. So glad I had my ah-ha moment.

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Mindful Moment ~

Tuesday, November 06, 2012



Nothing is either good or bad. It's thinking that makes it so. ~ Shakespeare.

  
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IOWAGRAMMA 11/6/2012 8:51PM

    Especially appropriate for those of us in the US on Election Day! Thanks!! Jeannie

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CREEKLADY1 11/6/2012 12:42PM

  Love it!

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