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No 3 X

Thursday, October 09, 2008

I was trying on the clothes I am packing. One of my sweaters looked lumpy so I put on a midriff body shaper and it didn't do much. Grrrrr... then I looked at the size of it, 3X. No wonder it was too big! I should have a 1X LOL.

OK, here is what appears to be an easy way to do a 24 fast. You eat finish eating by 6 PM and then eat the next day after 6 PM. I have Muslim friends that are fasting during Ramadan which is October. They eat at night after sunset. They say they feel better after they've had a few days of fasting and as expected they do lose some weight. Masood loses about 8 pounds, and Mona about 10 pounds. Hmmm.... don't know how long they do this for. They don't consider it the same as eating one meal a day, but fasting. They feel better while they are fasting which of course they attribute to their spirituality. They say there is not credible medical information that there are any ill effects of doing the annual fasting, however there are people who are exempt from it - kids, pregnant and nursing women, old, ill and insane people.

I did it yesterday and today I am down a pound today. So today is a regular day for me. I had triscuits with melted aged Cheddar on top for breakfast, a little Cheddar goes a long way. Yesterday I kept busy working around here, had lots of energy, walked with Kali, drank lots of water, had 2 coffees and didn't feel hungry. I felt good yesterday and I feel good today. Surprisingly I wasn't at any hungrier at dinner or at breakfast. I have been desperate to get the scale moving again so maybe this is the answer for me.

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LIVELOVELAUGH- 10/13/2008 11:09AM

    AWESOME! emoticon I bet that was a wonderful feeling when you looked and saw it was a 3X and realized "well, heck...no wonder...it's too BIG!!" way cool!

The fasting sounds interesting. You'll have to find out more about it and let me know how it works. My luck it would backfire though and i'd pig out the next day. lol Sometimes I think that some of these old customs have a lot of validity to them. There's got to be a reason why they've done it for generations. Something to explore anyway.


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OLIVEJUICE2 10/12/2008 7:35PM

    emoticon CONGATS on your loss!!!!

Keep up the good work!!

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JIBBIE49 10/9/2008 8:11PM

    I hope you give away that 3X because you WON'T be going back to wear that size ever again! emoticon

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LESLIECOY 10/9/2008 5:00PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
A Lumpy Sweater is WAY better than a LUMPY KALISWALKER!
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CAREWREN 10/9/2008 4:08PM

    I congratulate you on finding a way that works for you and gets that scale moving in the right direction again, especially if you are not hungry and feel good--and don't do it for a long time!

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My Best Tip

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

My weight hadn't changed for 6 months, but this week I just broke 210. it had been a yoyo, and I was really struggling in Sept. Then I started walking 4 miles daily and stopped strength training for awhile to make the time to walk. At this time I looking at doing the Alternate Day Diet for a couple of weeks, but still reading online about it.

My best tip - when you are doing well, take the time to write down your routine, exercise, menu and grocery list. These are your success factors. Keep the list where you will see it often, and you won't have to look for it when you really need it.

Here is a great tip from someone on my SP team.

make a plan, for success and one for failure... when you go off the "wagon" make sure you have a plan in place to get right back on track so you won't get discouraged and will continue on.

I am still checking out the Alternate Day Diet.


I am also looking at Simply Raw - Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

gE www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzdhBo4pbgE

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LIVELOVELAUGH- 10/13/2008 12:15PM

    I like this quote too:

"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs."

sparkpeople translation:
For most of us, things donít just happen overnight. With as many blessings as you might possess, you still have to work to make progress. This might not be an easy path to follow. More likely than not, you may not be able to take shortcuts, may not be able to skip steps. Donít give up. Keep climbing towards your goals. Hard work is the key. Do you want a raise at work? Youíre going to have to prove yourself; it probably is not going to be handed to you. Be consistent, and try rewarding yourself for each successful step you take towards your goal. That will keep you motivated. Take one small victory at a time, and keep climbing.

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JIBBIE49 10/8/2008 9:31PM

    I'm reading more about the A.D.D. as I also found it called the "Up Day/Down Day Diet." I know it has good points. emoticon

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MRSGOFARR 10/8/2008 9:08PM

    Wow - great advice. I really just learned that when I got back from Mexico in September. I spent all of September spinning my wheels trying to get back in the flow. It was SOOOOO hard but I have had 15 days of back on track for recording food, excercise and water!!! Great advice and keep up the good work. Any "emotional" advice on how to get through a plateau?

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A Water Fast Day?

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

"Limbic hunger is a name for what happens when your eating behavior conflicts with your long-term preference to eat less. ......"

"....eating one chip can triggers more appetite because primitive limbic signals tell our brains we should eat as much as we can while the food is available..."

These are some ideas from a posting at the Alternate Day Diet. Explains a lot!

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BABYFACE26 11/7/2008 11:22PM

    That Does explain a lot. I need to get ahold of that book; sounds interesting.
Meantime, I just found out about the "Crack the diet Code" book - and that one, I'm definitely interested in reading, and trying.


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SUZI219 10/7/2008 10:24PM

    That sure does explain a lot!!! I've been having phenomenal willpower lately. I hope that it keeps up..... Are you following the Alternate Day Diet? I don't think I have heard of it. emoticon

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CAREWREN 10/7/2008 1:20PM

    Thanks for writing this. It is very interesting and I bet the book clears up more puzzles such as, why can't I just eat one?!

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JIBBIE49 10/7/2008 12:58PM

    I really need to read the book "The Alternative Day Diet" as I saw an interview with him on YOUTUBE and he explains a lot that makes real sense. emoticon

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My Daughter in China

Friday, September 12, 2008

There was a newspaper article written about Chelsea.


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SIMPLEJOYS 9/21/2008 6:45PM

  What a great article, Lynn! This will be an amazing experience for her...how cool to have a fashion designer in the family! Maybe we'll get to see her work on Project Runway!!??

I hope you will keep us updated with her adventures - my own kids are around her age...so I find it all very interesting. :) Will her visit home in January be the next time you see her? Or are you planning a visit to China sooner?

Keep us posted!

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LIVELOVELAUGH- 9/15/2008 2:20PM

    Wow! That is way cool! What a great opportunity for her! I'm sure there will be lessons she'll learn even beyond the ones that seem so apparent on the surface. I know you must be very proud of her.

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JIBBIE49 9/12/2008 11:00PM

    Read the article. In four years, I'm sure she will know a lot of Chinese. When my dd, Maggie, went to SPAIN this summer, she said "Well, Momma, if I'd HATE to speak SPANISH all the time, I'd have learned it fast." LOTS of people there speak English.

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LESLIECOY 9/12/2008 7:56PM

    How Awesome! and Talk about the adventure of a LIFETIME!
I wondered how it was going - and Now - I know!
So glad you let us know what/how she is doing!
now - how is MOM doing?
Your SparkFriend,

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Running Shoe Fittings From a Pro

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I am in Vancouver for a few more days. I went to The Running Room today and got fitted for new runners, as I was getting shooting pains in my feet. She looked at the wear patterns on the bottom of my shoes, had me roll up my pants to the knees and walk bare foot 30 feet back and forth, then looked at the inside of my shoes. I was told I was walking on the outer edges of my feet, I have low arches, my shoes were too small and they are worn out. She said when you exercise, your fingers and feet get bigger and you should wear a larger runner. Also, when you get new runners they should fit and be comfortable, then when your feet start to hurt they are worn out. I went from wearing a size 9 to a size 10!

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JIBBIE49 9/11/2008 11:02AM

    WOW, I couldn't wear a bigger size shoe or they'd RUB on the back of my heel. Glad they got you in the right shoe. emoticon

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CAREWREN 9/11/2008 10:49AM

    That is very interesting. Thanks for sharing it. I had my feet analyzed for walking shoes and ended up with a different size, too. That was a long time ago and I fear I am not wearing the best shoes for my feet now. This is a good reminder.

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LESLIECOY 9/11/2008 9:45AM

    Yep - so much for that thing of squishing your toes into smaller shoes to wear a smaller size! No More!
...even had to go up to an 11 in one cross trainer I bought!
no vanity, just comfort!
Sending you wishes for Happy Trails and Happy Feet!
Your SparkFriend,

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YESI1211 9/11/2008 8:04AM

    Well, I'm glad you went to that store and found this out.

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