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The correct way to weigh yourself...

Friday, October 24, 2008


It turns out that this is the correct way to weigh yourself.
I can't believe I was doing it wrong all these years.


(I received this email today and it made me laugh so hard I couldn't resist posting it on my blog).

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GOLDSTEINLE1 10/25/2008 5:49PM

    Love it...thanks for sharing!

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FEISTYMAMA 10/24/2008 9:53PM

    Now it all makes sense. emoticon

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SBAKER12 10/24/2008 5:45PM

    emoticon That's Great!!! LOL!!!

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VONSUE 10/24/2008 3:39PM

    I'm loving it. I've been doing it wrong all this time. No wonder it keeps showing the wrong number. emoticon

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12 Pounds Lost!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Since my post entitled "Frustrated" I have let go of 12 lbs. 12!! This sort of weight loss never happens for me. I've been on a plateau roller coaster for almost a year, and have finally busted through!!

On 9/12 I weighed 275

This morning (10/10) I weighed in at 263.

I am high on life. I've been working really hard - working out every day, watching my food, sticking to my food plan, etc.

Also jeans I just bought don't fit and are waay too loose, especially in the butt. A shirt I bought that was too tight - I'm wearing today. And I have endless energy!

I deserve this!!!


~ Kathy

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MELSGIRL06 10/13/2008 11:36AM

    Way to go keep up the awesome work!! emoticon

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MELLBELL08 10/12/2008 8:53AM

    emoticon good job girl!! now let this motivate you more to lose more stay focused!! emoticon

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DIZZY527 10/10/2008 6:26PM

    That is fantastic! Congratulations! Keep up the good work - you can see it's paying off for you!

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ERUPERTO 10/10/2008 3:54PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Good for you!


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Faith and Hope

Friday, September 19, 2008

Just for Today...

Just for today I will adhere to my food plan and know that having this plan makes me free - it doesn't confine me.

Just for today I will let God do as he sees fit, and stop trying to control every aspect of my life.

Just for today I will be thankful for all of the blessings in my life, even the things I see as negatives because they are what shape me as a person, and even the bad is a gift.

Just for today I will smile and know that I'm taking time for myself.

Today I am hopeful that I can continue down this path and make the right choices. I know that God is watching over me and helping guide me. I know that with a lot of faith, and a little bit of hope, I can reach my goals.

~ Kathy

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BLUEWILLOW527 9/19/2008 10:26AM

    AWESOME!!! I'd LOVE to have this on a poster, right in front of me at all times!
Thanks for posting it and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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JACKE1 9/19/2008 10:23AM

  It's good to know others give God the credit. I've got to totally give my weight, appetite and health to God. I need to take it minute by minute. I've been eating too many wrong things because of depression.

If you would partner with me in prayer to get fit for God.

Have a great day.


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A little frustration

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I had my first weigh-in today since starting back, and of course had weighed myself throughout the week. My weight fluctuated so much that I feel like I'm back where I started. I was 169 early last week - OK, only 2 lb. gained since my last weigh-in, I can handle that and probably deserve it. Then later in the week I was 175, a full 6 lb. gained! Then at my weigh-in today I was 172. Which is 3 down from the 175, but still up 3 from 169.

I am putting this in my blog because this is what always happens to me, and my reason for usually quitting even trying. And I'm just at the beginning. So I want to document this frustration and my thoughts about it to look back on, and hopefully push through this.

I am on a path, and the path is never just a straight one. Paths curve, there are rocks in the road, obstacles to overcome. If I quit now, it's like coming to the turn in the path and just going back the other way. I need to keep going and not focus on the number on the scale. I only just started back, I need to stop making everything black and white and realize that this weight did not go on overnight, and it will not come off that way. I need to be realistic with myself.

I can do this, and I WILL do this!!

~ Kathy

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WATOGA17 9/18/2008 7:40PM


I think that writing about this is a great idea. If you continue on, this will work and you will have this record to look back on as you go along. Hang in there.


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ANNAGM1 9/18/2008 8:06AM

    I fluctuate between 3 and 5 pounds per day! Mostly attributed to waterweight. I can feel it in my fingers. My rings won't fit and my watch gets tight.

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ERUPERTO 9/17/2008 2:17PM

    This happens to so many of us!

That's why I stopped weighing in more than once a week. It changes all the time and I never knew what was right and what was wrong.

I know you can do this! YOU WILL DO THIS!!!


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FREETOBEME12 9/17/2008 2:07PM

  I feel your pain. I'm up and down quite a bit myself. I swear I hate making that scale control how I feel about myself. I only weigh twice a month because of my own insanity around the scale. Progress not perfection. Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone. When I was younger the weigh just flew off now it is very stubborn.

Sending you some postive vibes. emoticon

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I am back

Sunday, September 07, 2008

"Take the First Step, No More, No Less, and the Rest will be Revealed."

I am surrendering myself to this process, and recommitting to my health. I feel like I am treading water, just doing enough to keep my head above the water and not actually making any progress toward the shore. I'll float for awhile, and sure the sunset looks nice. then I'll start to go under, so I doggy paddle and forget about my goal - which is to get to shore.

I do this with other areas of my life as well - I'll start a writing project (2 novels now, both shelved in the first draft stage but full of promise), just to let it go to the wayside. These are important things to me! But I go back to my lazy habits. With my family and friends, I realize that I need to put in more time, but then again, go back to being a workaholic and not spending time where I should.

My life at present is not balanced. I want, and need, more balance and more time taking care of myself so that I can take care of my life, my family, and me.

I know that I can't do this alone. As God said, "I am the vine..." and all good things come from Him. I need to release my need for perfection and realize that starting is a big step. It doesn't have to be perfect, I just need to be headed in the right direction.

~ Kathy


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