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Happy 2012 - Thoughts

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year to You and to Us! Lets make 2012 the year for great losses and healthier us!

I have to say that since my journey began last year on October 2nd, I have managed to take off 35.8 LBS at a nice pace, low as it should have come off and I had not once set a real goal for myself when I stared however not long ago when someone asked me if I had any goals and I suddenly felt I really would just like to be out of the 260's and into the 250's. It could be 259.9LBS as long as it was not 260...well I am currently 264.4 and while I am happy because I am no longer where I was when I started of 295.8 which really could have been more since at the time I was using my Wii to weigh myself and seemingly when I got my new digital scale I found that my wii was off by +4lbs. I could have been 299.8 which means I was just 2oz shy of the BIG 3"s!!!

Anyway I am going strong with what I now believe by all measured and accurate accounts is really a 39.8 LB loss to date, however I am currently on the "New New - Digital Scale" 264.2 which is 1.9 LBS up from from where I was on my last weigh in day. I have not experienced a gain before and I am not about to accept that I have now when I have done everything to not go over my calories, fats and carbs and in most cases these last few days I have not eaten enough which may actually be the problem!

My 4th week into my journey I did actually have a .04 gain though it was when I was wearing heavy jeans on my wii and believed that was why the reading showed me that gain! maybe I am just thinking to much about this, and when I wake up later tonight after I get off work today at 6am and get some sleep, perhaps I will be the 259.9 I would be happy with and could say I met my 1st set goal, and or I will just be happy if I see the scale back down to at least 262.3 which is where it was last weigh-in last Sunday!

Still NOTHING is going to stop me!!!

I hope that all of you reading this know I really wish you all well this year on your journeys, and I hope that were all lighter, healthier and much happier for all the great losses and new friends we have made along the way.

AnDrea emoticon

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SPARKLELA 1/1/2012 3:05AM

    emoticon Keep up the great work! You're in the right place to see your goals achieved.

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BUNNIE1999 1/1/2012 1:54AM

    Great job happy new year I hope 2012 lives up to your expectations

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Scale Issues - To Use or Not To Use New Scale Reading is Off by +4lbs

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This is a small issue I am sure but I just don't know what to do. I had been weighing myself each week since the very start on my Wii Fit Plus Board and program. I did weigh myself from my mom's digital scale the 1st time to be sure I was getting the same readings and they matched though each week afterwards I continued to weigh myself only on my Wii. One week I accidentally started up my body test a 2nd time only minutes after doing it that day already because rather than what I should have selected which was training I accidentally chose body test again, this time it gave me a different (higher) number.

So for one of my weight loss treats hubby got me a brand new Digital Scale and I now want to use it but my weight shows as being 4LBS more than what my Wii shows. How do I go about deciding on which weight I should now go by since I have been tracking it with others following me in support?

I have put this question out there on my WL Community on YouTube but I wonder if perhaps I would get more feed back on here. I remember somewhere I read this being an issue for another user. I don't know how she dealt with it though. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
AnDrea emoticon

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FAIRYPARADISE 12/14/2011 12:51AM

    I have a scale which does the same thing the FIRST time I step on it....then I let it clear out and step on it a second time and it shows my true weight (it starts at 0 rather than at 5 lbs)...is your scale doing this? Hope you can get some advice which helps :)

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I Ate What I Knew shouldnt Have Now I'm Sick

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Well if this is not a lesson learned for me about eating something I just knew was bad for me then I don't know what else could have happened to me to wake me up and realize I need to go on my 1st instincts regardless of how bad I want to make someone else feel good for their time slaving over something in the kitchen.

Hubby just had to go and make his famously delicious Sausage and Ground Beef Lasagna for an office party at his place of work last night, and while I told him to take it all and not leave any behind he came home with some for my mom yet there was more than enough left when I asked him if so and to warm me up a piece. I just knew I shouldn't have but I did and now I am just not feeling well at all. I have heartburn which I have not had in a few weeks now not to mention the other end is suffering and the only good thing is it seems to want out of me more than I do as well my pedometer is getting quite the workout as I run back and forth to the bathroom. emoticon

Part of me was just feeling bad for dear hubby who stood all morning when he should have been sleeping and cooked this beautiful yummy looking lasagna and I did not even take the time to taste it. I thought if I told him to take it all in the dish he baked it in to work that it would not slide around while he delivered it to his work place and would not possibly make a mess in my car.

My mom who waited all day to eat some was upset when I told her I made him take it all to work with him, so I asked him if there was any left to bring her home some. I had no idea when I asked him later on in the evening which is like my lunch hour since I am a night worker to warm me up a small piece that there would actually be any leftover do so. Now I hate myself for eating it. Not sure of the nutrition facts but chose someones recipe for what I think was perty much the same and its 569 calories, 21 grams of carbs, 39 grams of fat though a healthy heaping 34 grams of protein I am just feeling like I wish Lasagna of any kind was never invented!

I know sausage is bad for me, why did I not realize and or remember he makes it using both ground beef and sausage DUH, figure I should have stopped after the 2nd bite when I did realize. NOoo not I, it was delicious, and I ate the whole piece even though a nice small portion from what I would normally have eaten before starting my journey towards a healthier smaller me! Big deal it did not make me any less ill!

So anyway that is all I wanted to say. I hope now that this has happened to me I have learned my lesson and I wont ever again try to make hubby feel good for cooking things not only bad for himself but obviously extremely bad for me. Just because he can't learn to stay away from fatty foods and he wants to stand all day and slave over the stove to make them for a party or otherwise, I certainly don't have to eat them and if my body says don't do it long before I have even put it on a plate or the 1st bite in my mouth then I best listen to what its saying to me or else its going to make me pay in a bad way for not listening to it!

I am actually learning what I can and can't eat. I have noticed in a big way what I should not put into my mouth and I can't wait until I am feeling better so I can not only workout but I can then focus on what I am going to eat for my next healthy meal and you can bet your butt it wont be Lasagna let alone sausage of any kind ever again.

emoticon Still feeling Ill

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LOSINGDREA 10/28/2011 6:23AM

    Thanks everyone, I did do better yesterday and got my 30 minutes of exercise in also so I am feeling much better and never again will I do that!


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CHRISKENANDKIDS 10/27/2011 10:55PM

    It happens to the best of us. Just chalk it up to a learning experience and move on. You'll do better tomorrow. Don't beat yourself up - just accept your mistake and go on. Good luck! You're doing great!

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ARLENE_MOVES 10/27/2011 9:12AM

    The bad part, you ate it, the good part, is you ate less than you normally would have. But it is only one day but a great lesson learned. My stomach also tells me when I eat something too fatty - doesn't like it at all.

You'll do better today!

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BD3269PM 10/27/2011 8:09AM

    I hope that you are feeling better. And it is so hard sometimes to avoid the temptaion of something that tastes so good. Chalk it up as a lesson learned and have a better day today! Keep on Sparking emoticon

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Dealing With That Time of The Month - Ladies

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This is something that now has me thinking. I always indulge more than any other time of my life when its that time of the month and "my friend" is in town! I don't know what to expect of myself at this time and I certainly am thinking that getting on the scale for my weekly weigh in should not be attempted. I don't feel bloated but since changing how I have been eating and the amount of activity I have been doing compared to the sedentary activity I barely got before I feel great and have so much energy.

So when it comes to things I thought I might crave there is no certain thing I am craving other than something sweet and that could be just about anything though I am thinking some 40 Calorie Sliced Bread, a Green Granny Smith Apple, Lite Brown Sugar, fat free milk and at least 2 eggs bread pudding. Can't be that bad for me in moderation and it sounds yummy.

Mostly I am worried about the scale and getting my exercise in. Do I rest or take the plunge and just go for it on the wii and just pass up the body test and go for the training? What do you do when "your friend" is in town?

I would love any feedback I could get on this matter. emoticon

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LOSINGDREA 10/23/2011 5:59AM

    Thanks ladies for your input and LOL @ Holisticdetoxer for your comment about the loss of frams from uterine lining and whatnot in the tampon LOL with that I will say that I think I lost allot more. Seems the change in diet had me without cramps but with a whole lot of what not LOL emoticon I have decided that as scheduled later today I will be weighing myself for the 3rd week in a row. My friend has left town and if the scale does not move at least I am getting my 30 minute or more workout in on my Wii.


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HOLISTICDETOXER 10/20/2011 11:57PM

    I don't really weigh myself very often anyways, so I just make a point of not weighing myself near my period (I use the iPeriod app on my iPhone to keep track of when it's arriving- it's pretty much been 100% accurate for me). I accept that I might want to eat a bit more sweet or salty stuff, and I try to leave room in my calorie allowance, but I also don't fret if I end up going over by 200 or 300 calories over the course of my period. Heck, I figure that each Super Plus tampon holds 15 grams of uterine lining and whatnot, so if I go through ten then I've lost 150 grams (1/3 of a pound!) in tampons alone!


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JUSTDEB3 10/20/2011 8:05PM

  Honestly, I just accept that I'm gonna pick up some water weight, and don't worry about it. I use some - but not a lot - of my calories for a treat, and don't otherwise change a thing.

Works for me.

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2 Weeks In and 11/3 LBs Down - Whoo Hoo Me and Thanks SparkPeople!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Yep I did it! Its been 2 weeks as of yesterday and my 2nd week update was a great one for me. I lost 7.1 LBS which is actually more than the 1st week. I think this is proof that eating more though staying well within the recommended calories and such for the day by my SP Nutrition Tracker is what I need to do. Also I realize that I have been exercising which also has allot to do with more of a loss this past week than the 1st week I started out where I got hardly any workouts in at all. Wii is awesome, I love it and I tried 10 minutes of Zumba on Saturday which about killed me, but I know in time I will be doing allot more and I can see how that really works for many people.

I am so excited and I can't wait to keep on going! I love that I am keeping up with this. I can feel my energy levels getting higher and I am craving only healthy foods. My desire for those junky snacks I used to crave are diminishing greatly. I don't feel as if I am starving myself and I am making much better choices in what I eat. I finally got in all 64oz of water yesterday before Midnight as well. Not bad considering I woke up at 5pm.

So that is my news for the week. Whoo hoo me, I could not be happier with the scale and when I weighed myself on my Wii I saw my BMI even dropped a point from when I started with it. My motivation is through the roof and I am encouraging my mother and husband to follow along with me, at least with the eating part of it because well I am cooking LOL.

I promise myself I wont be upset if I did not lose as long as I do not gain.

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LOSINGDREA 10/20/2011 7:08PM

    Thanks to all of you for your much needed prayers and encouragement. I so do appreciate it and wish the best for all of you as well. ~hugs~

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    Congrats! Keep it up! :)

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DAPHNE_RUNS 10/17/2011 7:39AM

    Congrats on your weight loss. You are doing it!!!!!!! Consistency is the key to success.

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ROX525 10/17/2011 5:40AM

    Great job! I am so proud of you! Keep up the attitude!

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HAWKTHREE 10/17/2011 5:02AM

    Here's prayer that your mother and husband go along with your efforts. It's so much easier.

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TENACIOUSTRISH 10/17/2011 4:37AM

    emoticonSo friggin awesome...Awesome!

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