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Sparking Pays Off.....

Monday, April 13, 2009

I was on VAC 3/30 thru 4/3, had a great time at the Russian River area. For those not familiar where that is in CA, it's north of San Francisco, sea level area but has lots of Redwoods. My husband and I rent houses now and then in that area. This trip included his sister and her family. We had a great time. I did not track anything during that time and was always very aware of what I was eating, trading off here and there, i.e., sweets in the a.m., no sweets at night, watched my portions (I do better when away from home!) and had some great wine, for those of you visiting in CA, this is a better area than Napa if you want to do some tasting....most do not charge tasting fees. Long story short I got poison oak, which extended my no tracking anything. This was a result of an April Fools joke and the joke was on me in the end. So, I've been off the site for weeks and I'm back. The news, I'm still at the weight I was when I left and this is all due to what I have learned on this site. For those newbies, keep at it, the time spent tracking and reading will pay off. For those who have been here a while, you can live this lifestyle and be fit for life! Have a great day/week/month = LIFE!

Katrina

  
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JENIFIREHARP 4/14/2009 8:50AM

    Good for you (on the doing well from what you learned on SP, NOT for the poison oak LOL)

I feel the same way about this place... even if you can't get online, you can take what you learn from SP and keep it in mind to keep you on track!!!

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Sparking Pays Off.....

Monday, April 13, 2009

I was on VAC 3/30 thru 4/3, had a great time at the Russian River area. For those not familiar where that is in CA, it's north of San Francisco, sea level area but has lots of Redwoods. My husband and I rent houses now and then in that area. This trip included his sister and her family. We had a great time. I did not track anything during that time and was always very aware of what I was eating, trading off here and there, i.e., sweets in the a.m., no sweets at night, watched my portions (I do better when away from home!) and had some great wine, for those of you visiting in CA, this is a better area than Napa if you want to do some tasting....most do not charge tasting fees. Long story short I got poison oak, which extended my no tracking anything. This was a result of an April Fools joke and the joke was on me in the end. So, I've been off the site for weeks and I'm back. The news, I'm still at the weight I was when I left and this is all due to what I have learned on this site. For those newbies, keep at it, the time spent tracking and reading will pay off. For those who have been here a while, you can live this lifestyle and be fit for life! Have a great day/week/month = LIFE!

Katrina

  


Super Bowl Sunday....

Monday, February 02, 2009

Is anyone admitting to how many calories they had yesterday during the bowl game? I had 2112 and I'm not proud of it, but we sure did have some good eats! It's not that I didn't think about it while eating, but I could have done a lot more damage. I haven't had a bowl game off for about 4 years, and my DH and I love just being together, watching the festivities (at home), eating some great snacks and having a drink or two. Since I started working a second job we have not had the opportunity to do this so it was a treat. It's over, I'm back to reality and back on the weekly routine. Some guilt but was it worth it....I have to say YES!

Katrina

  
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LIFES*2*SHORT 2/3/2009 10:03AM

  As long as you can get back on track... then it's not going to harm you. I have a hard time when it comes to things like that. I am a recovering "all or nothing" person... so I need to be strict with myself EVERY day. Otherwise... I crash... and the wagon runs over me. Good on ya for only letting it last one day.

Naomi

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MARTY19 2/2/2009 7:44PM

    So today you are back on track. One evening doesn't totally wreck everything.

Marty

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Take a bite and then toss....

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ok this may not be a new idea to you, but I think I've really had a V8 moment with this idea. What if when you have a delectable delight in front of you, and you feel like you really need to have this-you take a bite and then toss the rest! This could be a strategy for a number of things-right?! A bite of a donut then toss the rest. This could work for a number of things, I really believe that you cannot save it or leave it, having it in your view for more is just totally wrong! It has to be tossed. What an invigorating feeling to not have to eat a whole piece of cake, pie-whatever! Am I on to something here?

  
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NOMORESTALLING 1/28/2009 4:24PM

    I do believe you are! Satisfy the "craving" toss it and leave it Who wants to even think about retreiving it from the garbage!

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MARTY19 1/28/2009 4:20PM

    It sounds like a great idea but it wouldn't work for me. I am better off not starting becuase once I do, I want to eat the rest. I admire people you can do this, but it isn't me.

Marty

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GOLDENANGELFISH 1/28/2009 4:05PM

    It's a very good idea..
Normally the first bite is the best anyway. Savour it..
The only down fall would be if it worked TOO well and you found you are doing this all of time...

But if you stick with your intention here, and you watch yourself - it could be VERY good. It is much better to have one bite of a really good thing than it is to have a diet snack that is disappointing. Become a bit of a snob and only eat the best...
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Re-Evaluating

Friday, January 23, 2009

I read over my goals and Life Style Changes this a.m. I'm in stage 4 and realized I had forgotten a lot about the first 3. There is so much good info there, and the stage info is so important for the foundation of our strength and progress in this program. It was motivational for me to re-read the info. I was just telling a fellow sparker that I was trying to portion out a bag of chocolate covered almonds this week. I bought them with the intention of eating an ounce or so on Fridays, my "reward" day for the week. The 8 ounce bag lasted 3 days-I munched on them all week. That's my weakness, and I really knew at the time I bought them that it was probably not a good idea. However, I'm not going to beat myself up over this. I acknowledge this as a not so healthy way of eating, and a weakness I have in portion control so, I'm going to work on it. Of course the logical thing would have been not to buy them at all!!! (I also know this!)

I feel more solid in my program than I was in October, when I first started with Spark, and I'm really happy about that. One of the many areas this site has to offer that has helped me personally is the food and exercise tracking. Wow! I'm probably not getting enough calorie's for the work out plan I have so I'm going have to look into that more....it's hard for me to consider adding more calories! Another great thing this site offers is the support! I want to thank every one of you for being here, giving support to me and others. I just cannot say enough good things about what this program-to everyone!....So, I'll sign off for now before I ramble on and on.

Katrina

  
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NOMORESTALLING 1/24/2009 7:48AM

    I too feel far more solid in my weight ls journey! With the changes I've made here fr this year I KNOW I will succeed beyound what I was able to accomplish last year! I can yardly wait to wake up in the mornings now and start my day! I have so much more energy, determination and motivation!

One thing I am thankful for and that is I am and have never been a junkfood junkie Especially for chocolate LOL My vice is salt which I don't think is any better!

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RODEOMOMSK 1/23/2009 11:41PM

    Isn't it amazing what we have learned in a few short months. I had a hard time dealing with the 'not getting enough' calories thing too. What I love is the fact that you can learn about your nutrition. When you need more calories, you can see if you need more protein, carbs, fat... and you started to realize what foods would fill the slots you needed.

Congrats on getting to stage 4!!!

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MARTY19 1/23/2009 6:13PM

    You gave me a good chuckle. My weakness is chocolate covered raisins so I can relate to your weakness. I cannot even have them in the house. Someday maybe I will get a handle on this but not this year. LOL.
The support was the one thing that is constant on this site. Of course I would say the Goonies are the best. But since we are a smaller team, I have the opportunity to get to know alot of the team and I love it. All you need to do is holler and someone will yell back.

Marty

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