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Confession--not so great for the soul.

Monday, November 21, 2011

More like humiliating for the soul. emoticon I messed up, and I can't even know how exactly because I didn't cook it. I brought home a "thank you" plate from the Senior's dinner that I helped serve on Saturday, and thought I was doing great by dividing it up over about 4 meals Saturday and Sunday. It was nice not to have to cook. Well today I'm showing a 2 lb gain!

Yes, it was triple carbs (stuffing, yams and mac & cheese--but only a little of each at each meal), and yesterday, with the turkey gone, I ate the salty/sweet ham, knowing I'm super-sensitive to salt for water-weight, but other than that I don't know why I gained so much in one day. No way did I eat over 3,500 calories even in the 2 days--unless they cooked every dish in lard! I tracked everything, even estimating high, and still came in at the top-middle of my allowed calorie range. Plus I did my usual 3-mile run on Saturday, and 3-mile walk yesterday, along with 2 hours of yard work. Where's the justice here?!

Braverude and I have a pact to get through the holidays with no lbs gained. Ha!

Well, the holidays haven't started yet, and I'm not giving up--today will be a veggies and fish day, tomorrow too, if necessary. I will still have my sensibly planned turkey dinner on Thursday. And I WILL start the Winter 5 % Challenge at my hard-won end of Fall Challenge's weight. 'Cause it's got to be water--got to be. I'm not changing my weight ticker, no way!

Maintenance is not going to be a walk in the park for me....

  
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LLF1020 11/21/2011 6:36PM

    Sounds like you retained some water from all the salt in the food (so much that we don't even know about). I don't know how many times you weigh yourself but I agree with the others, relax you are doing a fabulous job and sticking with it is what matters most. Have a great night.

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LUVPOETESS 11/21/2011 3:04PM

    Relax! I've had that happen to me more than once. I've also seen the reverse - two pounds disappear from one day to the next. I now know salt loves water and will do what it can to hold on to it.

Su problema es completamente temporaria. Don't worry.

"The scale doesn't know everything." ~ from The Spark book





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BRAVERUDE 11/21/2011 10:16AM

    You didn't gain 2 pounds, trust me (and yourself!). BUT, we are sensitive to salt (ok, and maybe carbs and sugar...) - maybe we also need to experiment once in awhile.
NO beating up on ourselves - however we decide to manage our days!
And.. not to worry...I know you will get back on track, 'cause you don't want me to beat you...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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THISTIMEMYWAY 11/21/2011 10:12AM

    Sounds like you have water retention.
If so, keep drinking lots of water and you'll see a drop in a couple of days!


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TINY67 11/21/2011 9:44AM

    Got to watch those Seniors - they're sneaky!

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MAYTE1975 11/21/2011 9:21AM

    Seguramente sea retención de líquidos , de ninguna manera puedes engordar casi un kilo con lo que comiste. No te agobies , fijo que es líquido la mayoría. Pásalo bien esta semana y olvídate de la báscula , la vida son dos días y hay que disfrutarla. Además tú es que ya estás tan delgada que es normal que tu cuerpo quiera recuperar un poquito.
Nos vemos en el Challenge de diciembre.
Besos
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My Fall Challenge Measurements

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I wasn't going to post them, but you know I lost 7 pounds so we may as well see where. emoticon Even though I did weight train, there was no gain so all the nos. are inches lost:

Chest: No change
Bicep: 1.5
Waist: 2
Hips: 2.25
Thigh: 3.5
Neck: No change

Hey! That's 9.25 inches lost. I'm good with that.

I just got back from spending a good part of the day with the graduate chapter of my sorority. Every year, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, we prepare and serve a big turkey/ham/stuffing/mac & cheese/sweet potaotes/greens/green beans/corn bread/pie or cake dinner--no, FEAST--to the members of the local Senior Center. No, it's not as over-the-top as it sounds; they each just get a small portion of everything. They get all dressed up for it and really enjoy it. Afterward our undergrads present an illustrated presentation on eating healthfully and exercising. Today they seemed to take it all in--then someone asked for the salt.
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MAYTE1975 11/20/2011 12:27PM

    Your measurements losses are great , including the no loss in chest and neck emoticon and the dinner with the local senior center sounds wonderful , you know how I would like to have thanksgiving here emoticon
I´ve already asked to join the teddy bears team and I´m looking forward to my first challenge, thanks for inviting me .
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BRAVERUDE 11/20/2011 9:19AM

    The "salt" comment cracked me up!!! Look at your inches lost...OMG!!!!!!!!!!! You know I compared them to mine and immediately felt I hadn't worked hard enough...!!!! I love your progress and the positive, competitive, push I have gotten from you!!!
And...you didn't tell us what you actually ate at yesterday's feast... tee, hee...
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VETTRANGER 11/19/2011 9:04PM

    That's the weight loss panacea for ladies! Loose inches everywhere but the chest! LOL

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ZEESPARROW 11/19/2011 7:12PM

    emoticon for your comments on my blog.

You did emoticon, too! Way to go!!

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MICHIGANLORI 11/19/2011 5:28PM

    Congrats on finishing the fall challenge. Great results!!! I just signed up for the winter challenge.

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THISTIMEMYWAY 11/19/2011 3:50PM

   
Congratulations on the inches lost!... and the no loss on the chest! lol

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Join the Winter 5% Challenge and lose during the holidays!

Friday, November 18, 2011

I'm just completing the Fall Challenge, where I really learned to stay with a program to lose weight, so you can bet I'm signed up again.

This is an ACTIVE team. We commit to being ACTIVE in posting points to the Living the Good Life weekly challenges, exercise minutes and doing Weekly Weigh Ins.

We encourage each other through ups and downs, try new strategies--it's fun, Guys. Come join me. Here's the link to join the overall community. Then choose the Sticky topic and scroll down to choose a particular team.

I'm telling you...with the holidays coming, it will keep us focused--you'll be sending me those "Thank you" Goodies later. emoticon

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=53949

  
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LUVPOETESS 11/21/2011 9:48PM

    Which team are you on in the Winter 5% group? There are several teams, and I want to join the one you're on.

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CAROLJ35 11/19/2011 8:20PM

    I haven't been able to exercise for 3 months and am just getting back to it, so am looking forward to the Winter Challenge to keep me on my toes and not gain weight over the holidays.

Congrats on losing the 5 %!!! WOO HOO!!!

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BRAVERUDE 11/19/2011 9:36AM

    You hit your 5% goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yayyyyyyyyyyyy
yyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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THISTIMEMYWAY 11/18/2011 1:53PM

    I just joined! Thanks for the invite. I am counting on you to holding my hand through it!
Just joking. I will be ecstatic when my weight goes down! You will be getting lots of Sparkgoodies :) emoticon emoticon

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BRAVERUDE 11/18/2011 11:23AM

    Even my daughter may be joining us... that will be fun!!!

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MAYTE1975 11/18/2011 10:46AM

    Thank you so much for inviting me to join the team , I need a good challenge this next month. It´s a new experience for me and I´m looking forward to do it.
Thanks again Sparkamiga
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FREESPIRITME 11/18/2011 7:42AM

    Five percent is definitely achievable. I don't actually go to THAT many parties, anyway. emoticon

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JLPARKHURST 11/18/2011 7:35AM

    I will look into it!

Thanks!

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I did it!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I hit my 5% challenge mark today--3 days early. 7 lbs total lost. I'm so elated! I was secretly a Doubting Thomas for losing this last lb by Saturday. Now I have incentive to keep exercising and eating well to hold on to it until the official weigh-in day Saturday.

I'd better!!!!

  
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LUVPOETESS 11/19/2011 12:36AM

    Congratulations!!! The scale gets on my nerves sometimes. It seems not to move, and then suddenly...VOILA!!!... it moves 2 lbs. LOL



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VETTRANGER 11/17/2011 5:33PM

    Plus you are only two pounds from your overall goal. I'm VERY proud of you! :-)

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CHELEMIA 11/17/2011 12:06AM

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ZEESPARROW 11/16/2011 3:56PM

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That's AWESOME!!!

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BRAVERUDE 11/16/2011 11:53AM

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I KNEW you'd do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy and proud of you!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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MAYTE1975 11/16/2011 9:59AM

    Felicidades campeona emoticon
Eres todo un ejemplo.
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*ERICA* 11/16/2011 8:34AM

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MOSTMOM1 11/16/2011 7:34AM

    WOW!!!! That's fantastic!
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Yippee! 1lb from 5% challenge goal

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I thought I had done pretty well this week with the exercise and eating, but you never know if the scale will agree. For once it did--I lost a lb.

At first I was skeptical of actually losing 7 lbs for the challenge--it will be the most I have ever lost in a "healthful" way in a few weeks, but I gave it my best shot. Now I'm actually looking forward to knocking out that last lb next week.

Wish me luck (and lots of stamina)!
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VETTRANGER 11/14/2011 10:32PM

    Cool, 6 out of 7!!

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KAREN_NY 11/12/2011 6:40PM

    emoticon Have fun with that and do it again! :)

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BBONET 11/12/2011 3:18PM

    emoticon You are so on the right track girl!! You go, you are really focused and the loss has shown. Keep up the pace and you will reach your goal before you know it. Congratulations!!! emoticon

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ZEESPARROW 11/12/2011 10:55AM

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BRAVERUDE 11/12/2011 10:09AM

    You WILL do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There's no question in my mind!! I am so glad for you and super happy for your success!!!!

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MAYTE1975 11/12/2011 9:54AM

    emoticon FELICIDADES
With all the exercising you´re doing I´m sure you will knock out that last lb.

Lots of good luck
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TEACHING1ST 11/12/2011 7:22AM

    I
m so proud of you, Jonnie! Way to go!

Mary

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