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At a standstill....

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

with my weight loss. After starting on the DASH diet, I almost immediately lost 8 lbs., and then started to occasionally "cheat" (still within calorie range), and have stalled. It does seem that breads, desserts and pastas work against weight loss for me.

The biggest reason, though, may be our upcoming move from Texas to Missouri and the resultant stress and change in routine. The up side of this is that I have maintained exercising, despite my heavier work load. Packing and organizing, though hard work, doesn't stretch out my body and keep it feeling good like yoga and walking do. I guess for that aspect, I'm giving myself an "atta-girl."

Now... off of the computer and upstairs to finish my sewing room, a monumental task with lots of angst as I face my propensity for over purchasing fabric, patterns and do-dads. Sigh....


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STRONGNFIERCE 7/14/2014 9:18AM

    change can be so daunting and scary, and can certainly throw everything off kilter. hang in there and youll be amazed also at the opportunities change can bring :)

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JUSTYNA7 7/13/2014 7:38AM

    I consider this all a learning curve... finding foods that work for me and those that don't. Stress is certainly something that has me holding on to weight... so perhaps focus on the non scale goals like eating your quota of veggies. I too like that you are exercising still. A plateau is certainly OK in my books when life is happening. Lose, maintain but just don't gain! Hope you are finding the BLC mini challenges motivating! Justyna

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KICKINGIT@56 7/9/2014 11:41AM

    Sounds like you are handling this big upheaval in your life as well as possible. Don't be too hard on yourself for not getting everything right or not staying on track perfectly. Moving is very labor intensive and stressful and it's good to divide it into manageable chunks with rest breaks in between.



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BUSYGRANNY5 7/9/2014 1:17AM

    Keep on keeping on... You've got this!!!

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8HABIT 7/8/2014 9:37PM

    I am sure once this move is over and you can relax, all will improve.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/8/2014 5:14PM

    Wise to give yourself credit for the things you've done well during this time of upset routines and extra stress. So it might take you a week or two longer to get to your goal, but this is no short-term project. It is a lifestyle you are creating, and I'd say you are overall doing well. -Marsha

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COOP9002 7/8/2014 11:27AM

    Staying focused during this time of transition will be tougher than usual. Don't be too hard on yourself. It sounds like you've got a lot of things vying for your attention.

Welcome to the Show-Me State.

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Atta Girl!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

I have a huge problem with procrastinating on mail or phone calls. There may be some deep seated issue here, but it's probably just.... I don't like to do it.

Recently I ordered and received a rather expensive carrying case for my sewing machine. On the advice of someone, I ordered too large a size. I received it yesterday, and have already ordered the new size and arranged to have the other one shipped back. This is way, way efficient for me. I usually procrastinate at least several weeks on things like this.

I'm feeling very smug this morning.


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    Thats excellent Yvonne, i suffer from the procrastination syndrome badly...i just ordered and recevied my thank you cards for my wedding which was two years ago....better late than never??

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JUSTYNA7 4/1/2014 12:57PM

    Excellent Yvonne. In my world this is called eating frogs. There was a motivational speaker who said "if you eat a frog every morning then nothing worse will happen to you". The things I don't want to do each day are my frogs.

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Three accomplishments

Monday, March 24, 2014

My Coach challenge for today. Will finish later

Accomplishment #1 - Down 1/5 of a pound today, even after eating at an Indian restaurant with no way to track exact calories. I DID eat mindfully. Woo HOO!

Accomplishment #2 - Arrived to vocal lesson on time (smile) with a gift for my coach and was successful in working the "cold effect" out of my voice.

Accomplishment #3 - Got the materials ready for my upcoming classes in learning my new sewing machine, some 120 pages. Placed in notebook with dividers labeled and ready to go. Can I say I LOVE MY NEW BERNINA!!!!!!


COMMENT: When I first realized I had to finish this blog with two more accomplishments, my first thought was "oh, no... I haven't done a thing!" Interesting, isn't it? Thanks for the assignment, Chris Downie!

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JUSTYNA7 3/28/2014 12:08AM

    Very accomplished day! What a great way to look at it. We often underestimate all we get done, don't we! emoticon

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SIESHU 3/25/2014 9:09PM

    emoticon emoticon

Enjoy your sewing machine, too! They don't have an emoticon for it. They should! =)

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JAOTAO 3/25/2014 1:40PM

    Yippee --- I'll take any downward movements!

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DFOLKARD 3/25/2014 6:28AM


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SIESHU 3/24/2014 8:30PM

    Great job with the choices and the loss!! =)
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CLAIRESGG 3/24/2014 7:23PM

    Great job! Wish I was better at mindful eating. I just EAT!

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Have you noticed this?

Sunday, March 02, 2014

On the start page, near the top left, there's a motivational statement that changes every time you go to the page. Last time I was there, it said "anything can happen." Just now, when I was testing my statement, it said "You've got this!"

Here's the reason I'm spending time on it: Yesterday's coach challenge was to get exercise outside. Not only were we traveling most of the day to get back to our "new" house in Missouri, but I'm recovering from a cold and have found that cold air really exacerbates my cough.
So.... in my journaling about the challenge, and this is on my Cozi calendar instead of SP, I wrote the challenge then said (because I felt guilty) "I can't! It's too cold outside!"

Then I went to my start page, which said "never say can't." Coincidence? It's seems sort of uncanny. And I'd never noticed that feature on the start page before. SP.... looking into my brain.


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STRONGNFIERCE 3/7/2014 11:11AM

    I hadn't noticed it either!! Thanks for sharing!!

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COOKIE_AT_51 3/4/2014 8:07AM

    emoticon Good timing :)

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LJCANNON 3/3/2014 9:19AM

    emoticon I had noticed that feature, and I enjoy going to that Page sometimes just to see what it says, LOL!!
emoticon Reading Your Mind, Though? That IS a Bit Creepy, LOL!

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CHRIMSONFYRE 3/2/2014 9:54PM knows us!

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JUSTYNA7 3/2/2014 3:33PM

    Ohhh! That is kind of creepy.... but maybe in a good way. I love SP and am always surprised when it gives me what i need, though often not what I want. emoticon

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CHERIJ16 3/2/2014 2:57PM

    It must be ESP! emoticon

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DFOLKARD 3/2/2014 2:33PM

    Spooky huh lol? Spark is doing good stuff!

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ANDREA0301 3/2/2014 1:56PM

    Yikes! They're reading our minds now! Hahahaha

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Answering Coaching question

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In today's coaching session, I was asked what differences SP has made in my life--what I could do now, etc.

My first thought was "not much," mainly because my over-achieving self thought I SHOULD be a fitness guru by now, at goal weight and with all muscle not fat. HA!! At my age, that's probably not achievable. Even if I was as thin as I'd like to be, I'd still wouldn't look like my 22 year old self any more.

But.... a year or so ago, I woke up in the middle of the night with a feeling of a band tightening around my chest. (Yes, I reported it to my doctor). I also would start breathing slightly heavier if I bent to tie my shoestrings. That "symptom" is entirely gone. Yesterday, as I went down the stairs, slightly faster than normal, I noticed it didn't even make me breathe harder. And my body is almost completely free of arthritic pain.

I have a group of online friends that I look forward to our catching up every day. I read motivating blogs and examples of positive attitude that reminds me of the good things in life.

I haven't been as successful with weight loss as I'd like to be, and hold myself completely accountable for that. This past year, I gained no weight, as opposed to the 12 lbs. of the past two years' accumulation. My biggest problem is the hangup of goal setting. I'm still sabotaging myself the minute I set a goal.

Oddly enough, I read a blog in Spark People this morning that gave me insight into THAT!! Maybe my next blog will be the outcome of its wisdom. Till then....


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2BHEALTHY46 3/3/2014 11:31PM

    Yes, I also have a hard time with big or little goals. I also have a nightly challenge of what is for supper? :(


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