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What an Education SP continues to be...!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

I found the group Progress not Perfection and promptly joined, because, I'm not perfect and I wanted to be with other non-perfect people. Sometimes it seems like everyone else is eating less than a thousand calories a day and exercising for hours, like I'm the only one who, I joined, hoping it might help. So I finally get it, I don't stay within my calorie range everyday but I do overeat less than I used to, and I've been using my Leslie Sansone tapes a lot, and, here's where I still feel ok about myself-even though the scale isn't moving, I notice (and my boyfriend has noticed) that I'm getting a little smaller. I also notice it's easier to get up in the morning, I'm sleeping better, I'm less winded going up stairs, I think my skin looks better. I'm telling you it's working! You really do have to go by lots of other criteria than just the number on the scale. Baby steps really do add up-thank you SP!

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KENDRACARROLL 3/19/2014 10:16PM

    Yup, progress not perfection. No beating yourself up, just doing the best you can every day. SparkPeople has been my daily companion for more than 7 years.

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KALISWALKER 3/18/2013 10:42PM

    I was looking at our SP Class of January 20-26, 2008 Team to see what others are doing. I am glad to see you are still Sparking!

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CHERYL_ANNE 3/10/2013 11:47AM

    The scale is awesome at reflecting your relation to gravity... and nothing else!

Celebrate all the non-scale victories such as using the nutrition tracker to record everything you eat... even if it's a day where you go over... track it.

Drink your (at least) 64 ounces of water and track the 8 glasses (unless you're not allowed to have that much water per your physician).

Track your measurements on a monthly basis.

Every little step you take counts.

I wish you much success on your journey!


PS - As for the calorie range, I try to eat at the midpoint amount that SP gave me. As far as exercising goes, nothing more than I've always been doing (walking, tai chi, stretching, yoga) because I started SP the way I mean to go so I eliminated the extra nutrition SP gave me based on the idea that I was going to work out X number of times a week.


You can always check your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) here:

and then follow the link for Daily Calorie Needs below that.

Eating roughly 500 calories per day less than that amount should roughly let you lose about a pound per week.

Comment edited on: 3/10/2013 11:53:48 AM

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GAYLLYNNE 3/10/2013 8:19AM

    You go girl!!!! That's great because none of us are perfect. It's hard to stay in our calorie range since we are used to over eating. I wish you luck, I just know you'll win!!

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3 Days Straight!

Monday, December 31, 2012

I didn't have a big snack at night! I wasn't hungry, but that never stopped me before-until now! Got a mindfulness technique off SP that has worked every time!!! It's a little thing, but I'm happy...

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JMZINCT 12/31/2012 10:50AM

  Thanks everyone! Barb, at the top of any SparkPeople page, there is a search box. Type in "De-Stress in 3"-this is the technique I use. It always takes willpower, but, obviously, it's sooo worth it. I also sometimes brush my teeth, I read it gives your mouth a sensation to enjoy instead of eating mindless calories. Good luck! emoticon

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HEARTS116 12/31/2012 10:28AM

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LANSELMI 12/31/2012 10:14AM

    Little by little, step by step. One small thing leads to something bigger. Keep it up!

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BWOLLET 12/31/2012 10:01AM

    I'm working on not snacking also, I would love to know the technique you used, Best wishes always. Barb emoticon

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Older and Wiser...

Monday, December 03, 2012

I'm back at 236 after a low of 170 off a high of 281, four years into this mess. Last time I overworked out and ate less than I should have to maintain. I also think I lost the weight for the wrong reason-I wanted to start dating. When I got trimmer, I met a guy who I hope to marry someday. He loves me no matter my size. Maybe I gained it back because I was scared someone finally loved me? Anyway, now I can say it's only for me, to be healthier, fitter, firmer, have more endurance, to look better. I'm embarassed and ashamed of how I gained back a lot of weight, but I know it happens, and furthermore, I know WHY it happened, and I've learned so much on this site and about myself so...Forward.


I see...said the blind man....

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

So I went into a funk-work, friends, the economy news is depressing me, feeling like crap and overeating...I'm back on track as of RIGHT NOW but I'm a little down, and I'm sure my weight is up a couple of pounds...I'll be ok, just wanted to post and whine...

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BONMACK 12/12/2008 1:45PM

    Whine away, you can join all the rest of us! LOL! Scary stuff, eh? Don't know where it's all gonna end, really. My partner and I are both at risk of losing our jobs, and we're both old farts so not like we can start over really easily, altho it's much easier for me, given my profession, for NOW, anyway. Hard to tell when THAT will change, too, tho. Seems nothing is really secure anymore. I think if I was younger, it wouldn't be quite so frightening, but since that's not the case, makes me feel pretty insecure some days. But what will be, will be....just gotta hope for the best and make the best of each day. Hang in there!

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Wow and a little eek...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

So... I've lost over 60 pounds now-still can't believe it-I don't really do cool things like that...I'm kinda best friend and I went to Salem, avid amateur photog that she is I was actually shocked to see my slimming self-I'm not used to my newer look yet, and I'm only half way to where I want to be...I don't mind saying it's a little scary. Thanks for letting me tell you all that-seems we all understand each other here...that's why I love it so.


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