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I Have Been on SparkPeople For 2 Years Now -

Friday, March 30, 2012

- and I weigh more than when I first started. AAGGHH. This week I hit it hard again - I have not had any alcohol, chips or chocolate (seriously I could make a meal out of that!) Sticking mainly with proteins and veggies and small portions of dairy so far. This is day 4 - I am finally getting past the cravings for chips!! I read that celery has a high sodium content. When I really want chips - I grab a stick of celery. Funny, I never tasted the salt before, but it seems to satisfy the cravings. Who knew!

Anyway - wish me luck on my journey (again!!) emoticon

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MUNCHKIN131 8/10/2012 10:27AM

    Wow 2 year, that shows something....not sure what. As I have the same problem.
I did drop about 20lbs a couple of years ago but somehow it all snuck back on.
I discovered a dehydrated like a chip. I use dehydrated green apple.
I am not a big chip person, I do like pretzels and chocolate, especially together.
I have cut way back on my sugar, as I only use either Stevia or Splenda and crystal lite. I will also use Twinggs tea and add either of the above sweetener to it.
I drink about 92 oz of water or crystal lite a day, in any combination. And I just learned that in order for my body to sweat I have to drink a lot of fluids. So I keep with the water. But truly my biggest obstacle, and I know it sounds crazy is that I don't eat enough. I can't think about food because then I won't eat it. I just have to eat it. I am very rarely hungry, so I don't have that drive to over eat.
Trying to make your self eat is just as difficult as trying not to eat. And in my case it is probably worse because I have conditioned my self to the point of looking at food an weighting what is in it and is it worth my eating it. Most of the time I would just pass. There are days I forget (I know)to eat. Yes it is not a good thing but that is the way I have become with many causing factors. I never had to worry about over eating or picking off my kids plates or finishing there food. Most of the time I can't even finish my own.
My point to this was to tell you every person has there own triggers. It may take you a while to figure it out but keep looking.
Good luck emoticon

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MARANATHA32 3/30/2012 3:47PM

    emoticon on 2 yrs! That's emoticon Don't give up! emoticon

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BILBYGIRL 3/30/2012 8:44AM

    I guess it must be tough to have been on SP for that long only to have put on even more weight. I really admire that you've put it out there and opened up your excercise and food logs - you've inspired me to do the same.

Okay - the bad news is that I had a look (lol) and noted that you're either not eating enough to keep a sparrow alive or are forgetting to put in evening meals at times. The other thing I noted was that you are eating a lot of dressings but not a lot of green veg or range of vegetables. I think that a big injection of these might increase your energy levels and help you to do more and lose some weight.

I have only joined SP recently though I am no stranger to weight loss - yo yoing and adding more to what you were before! I'm going at it this time like something I can do for the rest of my life rather than 'until I lose the weight'. I really like the tracker as it keeps me honest and gives me the choice of what I eat. For example I had icecream and diet chocolate topping tonight because I do have something a bit decadent on weight day and because with what I'd eaten tonight, I could afford it. I don't mean to sound as if I've got it together because I'm very aware that I may very well not have. I think slipping up and experimenting a bit is the name of the game but I think the tools, the articles and the people are here to help us on our way.

I think the only way we can really fail is to give up - to feel ashamed and walk away. The fact that you've hung in here is awesome so don't give up now - you've done the hardest part and that's speak it out. I really hope that you can find a path that nourishes you and makes you happy and allows you to be successful. emoticon

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Another Week of Big Fat Zero Weight Loss - But.....

Sunday, May 15, 2011

It's inches!! I have tried to step up my exercise routine - still have alot of room for improvement - but last week was a good week compared to previous few weeks. So - I stepped on the scale - excited to see the new total. What a disappointment!! Still the same fat 210 pounds. Logging my lack of success into Spark today, I saw that 3 months ago I added some measurements into my weight tracker (totally forgot I did that.) I pulled out the tape measure - AND - YEAH!!!!! Down 1.5 inches on my waist, 1 inch from the hips and .5 inch on my upper arms. Now, that is really slow progress but it is progress and I will gladly accept it as success!! emoticon

Working towards this - emoticon

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MUNCHKIN131 8/10/2012 10:34AM

    Good for you. I was looking at your post title and was going to tell you to measure but you beat me too it. Glad you found some motivation.
Keep up the good work.

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FISHTAILS444 5/15/2011 3:54PM

    I'm glad you remembered the measurements! It is progress and nothing to sneeze at!! Way to go!

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SUGARSMOM2 5/15/2011 2:22PM

  you are getting amazing results . do not give up . we are all behind to you . one thousand per cent .

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ANEWLOOKFORMOM 5/15/2011 10:14AM

  I have had some weeks like this, Don't let it get you down, Keep exercising and stay motivated. Even though you may not have lost weight, Inches is a big factor in my book, My kids even say " Wow mom you sure are looking thinner" It makes feel absolutely wonderful when they see a difference.

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TRFHMS 5/15/2011 9:58AM

    Thanks for the reminder! I have been getting really annoyed these past few weeks with no weight loss, but I haven't been measuring. Off to do just that!

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I'm doing something scary today -

Saturday, April 23, 2011

- and no, it is not shopping for a mother of the bride dress (although I am doing that as well!!) A few years ago I had a very successful weightloss with Curves and a few years before that another 30 pounds lost with Weight Watchers. Like so many others, I tend to yo-yo with weight loss and gain. I am really trying to make this a life style change but with little success so far. So - today - I decided to share my nutrition and fitness logs on my SparkPage - Hello people - that's the scary part!! I believe my success with the 2 previous programs was accountability to others in my group. Working out with a friend and sharing nutrition ideas with a group of strangers was a key part to my sucess. Even if no one looks at my nutrition/fitness logs, I know that they can and hopefully that will keep me on the treadmill and out of the refrigerator (and liquor cabinet.) emoticon

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THEGOODSTUFF24 4/23/2011 1:47PM

    That's definately scary... but it's real. And I don't know about you, but I find that the REAL in-your-face motivations are the kind that I need.

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KYSGRAMM 4/23/2011 10:26AM

  Keeping track and posting is really an eye opener, it is for me. I didn't realize ( ? ) what a bit of this or that would add to the final numbers. Helps me to make wiser choices if I really want to take this weight off and keep it off. Good luck to
you. I'm right there with you!

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GAILRUU 4/23/2011 10:15AM

    It certainly is worth trying. Just tracking my food and exercise has been an eye opener for me. There are some days when I don't think I am eating too much but when I see it on paper (or on Spark) I realize what I have actually eaten.

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ATLTRAINR 4/23/2011 9:03AM

    It's scary but a good motivator. Good luck with the dress!

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OK - So It Wasn't The Treadmill

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Something - or someone, this time an unexpected visit from my 2yr old grandson - gets in the way of my best laid plans to use that treadmill. I was, however, able to get in 30 minutes or step aerobics while watching TV last night. (In addition to the hour of rolling around and playing on the floor with my grandson.) I am feeling "the pain" of that short step routine this morning, so it wasn't a total loss. I vow to do better tonight!! (Maybe I can squeeze in 40-45 minutes.) emoticon

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FRAN0426 1/26/2011 10:01PM

    Any exercise we get is a good step in the right direction. Rolling around on the floor with your grandchild----priceless and sooooooooooooo much fun. Besides you did get some other exercise in last evening to boot.WTG

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SUGARSMOM2 1/26/2011 11:13AM

  every little movement counts . best laid plans are sometime pushed away and we have to deal with what they hand you . you had fun anyway . right ?

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CINDY1TWO3 1/26/2011 11:07AM

    And the rolling around an playing counts for a lot more than the calories burned!

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When do you find the fime to exercise?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I was just reading a Hot Message Board Topic with the same title and an entry there by ICOWGIRLUP really makes alot of sense to me. She said she doesn't find the time - she makes the time. DUH!! It is so easy to say I didn't find the time to exercise today. But if I gave up my 30 minutes reading email or playing computer games or sitting in front of the TV, etc - I could MAKE the time to exercise. I can't wait to get home from work today to MAKE the time to use my treadmill. Thank you ICOWGIRLUP!!

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LCHARVON 1/25/2011 4:23PM

    I'm lucky enough to be able to schedule it into my day. I hit the gym, with a trainer, three days a week, and do yoga once a week. I ride my horse two to three times a week. All of these are appointment times. If I don't show, I'm missed, and that makes me accountable!

I know myself well enough to know that I'm better at keeping a promise to someone else (about exercise, anyway) than to myself!

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