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Scale Games

Monday, April 25, 2011

No, I didn't gain 10 lb overnight... but I did change scales and my new digital body fat scale weighs 8.2 lb higher than my old analog scale. :/ So I added 8.2 lb to all of my weights since 3/29 when I started working with my new weight-loss doctor. Oh well... Under 300, here I come! Again!

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BBDREAMERS 4/25/2011 3:08PM

    I was going to ask why your weight loss ticker was all out of whack. Eight pounds heavier is a big difference that's annoying. Have you started your drops yet?

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Starting the Stress Busting Challenge

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I just joined the Stress Busting team so I could participate in the 4-week stress busting challenge. I took the quiz and it said I might have "some stress". I feel like I either have a lot of stress, or I am just very poor at handling the amount that I do have b/c I feel stressed constantly. Here's hopin' this challenge can help me out!

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JULIEB76123 2/27/2011 9:00AM

    You can do it, Lauren! My nutritionist says to make the rest of your life so great that your stressors have less/little influence on you. She's really (really) young, but I think she makes a good point.

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BBDREAMERS 2/24/2011 3:36PM

    Good luck!

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2011 so far

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Yesterday was surprisingly terrible for me. I sat around all day in my pajamas and watched TV and netflix shows. It wasn't the good type of lounging either. It wasn't relaxing, it was depressing, and somehow I didn't manage to snap myself out of it. Not quite sure how that happened, especially on New Year's Day, but I'm happy to report today was 100x better. I got up at 9 (was shooting for 8), got a pep-talk over the phone from my mom, went to the gym, ate brunch, showered, and headed to Green Bay for some shopping w/ Mom before she had to fly back to TX (I'm in WI). I was buying some items to help with weight loss. I never make weight loss my official New Year's Resolution because for me, it's always a resolution, but in this case I decided to start fresh with a Wii dance workout game, "The Genius of Flexibility" by Bob Cooley, and a Ninja food prep machine for making salsa, big brain shakes, and other things I don't want to chop up manually. Additionally I learned about progesterone treatment for PCOS and I'm looking forward to talking to my doctor about it this week. My friends are peer pressuring me into doing the Warrior Dash in September. It sounds amazingly fun, but I'm skeptical of my ability to drop enough weight to complete it before September. Getting off my bc pills and starting a progesterone treatment might be just what I need to get a little renewed hope in this weight battle. Good luck to all in the new year!

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BBDREAMERS 1/5/2011 11:09AM

    We can do it Lauren! Like I said in my email...the Warrior Dash is a good incentive to work towards our goal. AND, no matter what we'll stick together, so no one is left behind. Even if we don't get to the weight we want just exercising will help us get through the race. We'll be stronger and healthier. Look at the people on Biggest Loser and what they can accomplish even when they still have all that weight to lose. We just need to stay positive and not procrastinate. It would be great to feel like we're prepared and confident in finishing.

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Solving My Own Problems to Save $$

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

I've been debating about seeing a counselor for over a year now. Reasons for considering it are:

1. To help get my compulsive eating under control.
2. To create a food plan so I don't run to drive thrus every other night after work.
3. To improve my time management during the week.
4. To get my house organized well enough that it's consistently clean.
5. To learn how to only take on what I can handle.
6. To boost my confidence about my job performance.

The reason I've been procrastinating is that the sessions are going to average $100 each...

At long last I have mustered the will to try to fix these these issues on my own, and after an honest effort, if I can't make it work, I'll fork over the $$ and see if the professionals can fix me. There is nothing on my list that is insurmountable so my winter project is to pick off these items, one by one... Here goes!

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LBALZA05 11/10/2010 2:27PM

    Thanks for the tip, Katie Jo!

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KATIEJO5 11/10/2010 11:17AM

    Have you looked at She has a free program to help you organize your home and life. I highly recommend her baby steps. It fits right in with the Spark philosophy. There are a couple of teams here on Spark that use her program.

Best of luck!

Comment edited on: 11/10/2010 11:20:55 AM

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LBALZA05 11/10/2010 9:10AM

    All good points, thank you!

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JENNILYNN7800 11/9/2010 11:41PM

    Good Luck. I wish you the best. However, if you should finally decide at last that you do need a counselor there's a change you could end up saving money. Stopping the compulsive overeating will save money on food. Not eating out (drive-thrus) will also save a lot of money.Confidence regarding your job may help you to do better work and lead to a raise or promotion. Plus, if seeing a counselor helps to make your life easier and less stressful you may save in medical bills in the long run.

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BLC Pledge

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I Pledge that during the BLC I will... good to my body and fill it with healthy foods and enough water to drown a fish.

...treat myself and my teammates with kindness and RESPECT.

...weigh in every week, no matter if I lost, gained, or stayed the same.

...follow ALL of the rules of the contest, and ask my group leader if I have any questions.

...ask for help and support when I need it, and give others help and support when they need it.

...NOT give up on myself or my teammates, no matter what!


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THENEWSHANNON 8/29/2010 8:52PM

    Let's go team 2!! emoticon emoticon

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