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My Scale is on CRACK!!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This morning I weighed myself and low and behold, it looked like I had broken my plateau - 188.4! But 6 pounds since Saturday morning???? So I took my shower and weighed myself again - about 5 minutes maybe. I couldn't believe what I saw! The scale now read 190.4! I gained 2 pounds while in the shower. Could my wet hair have added 2 pounds?? I don't think so!

So here is my dilemna. Which weigh-in do I use? Hmmm, 188.4 sure looks a whole lot better than 190.4 don't you think? Check out my ticker and see which I used.

Well, I am out to my flower beds and plant daylilies and then work on another. I really love Spring!

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EJOK170 5/24/2011 7:49AM

    OMG! So funny. So true. I guess that's why I weigh myself at gym:-) and only go for once....

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KOPSBABY 5/20/2011 1:26PM

    My scale does that to me all the time. I will weigh first thing in the morning after BR, then after my first cup of coffee and relieving myself again and almost always I will weigh more the second time. And not by a little, most times a pound. Yikes. Best to go with the first one.

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RAINBOWFALLS 5/20/2011 9:52AM

    I love gardening, but our weather is not cooperating!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 5/19/2011 1:01PM

    Have fun in the garden! Congratulations on your weight loss!

Your blog has reminded me that:

1. I need to start looking for a new scale... (mine is doing the same thing as yours... It will say one thing and I step off...If I step back on it will say a different weight!) and
2.I need to get busy in my garden!

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1BEARWIFE 5/19/2011 12:51PM

    I say choose the one that will give you the longest pleasure for the month.

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GRANDMACOO 5/18/2011 11:20PM

    I agree, best time to weigh is first thing in the a.m. after using the BR, naked. Weighing with wet hair is not a true weight. I haven't looked yet, but hope you opted for the 188.4. Either way, emoticon

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MOMMYKAY038 5/18/2011 10:44PM

    My scale freaks out like that every once in a while! Check the bottom of it and make sure the little feet are clean. (I found my daughter had stuck stickers to the bottom of mine once and it really messed up the readings - crazy!)

Average them, maybe? The problem is if you use the smaller number then next week it may not look like you lost anything.

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LYNNOTT 5/18/2011 8:38PM

    I weigh myself as soon as I get up in the morning and after relieving myself, naked. I would never weigh with wet hair - mine is so thick & heavy! LOL! Congrats on the weight loss!

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    Either way awesome job!!! I wouldn't trust the after shower weight if you usually weigh in before shower. Just weigh yourself tomorrow morning and see what happens :)

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JOEYKTTN 5/18/2011 7:14PM

    eeenie-meeenie-miney-mo...... emoticon

I won't weigh myself after a shower because of wet hair LOL

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DIANESMILES 5/18/2011 5:32PM

    I bought a health o meter after reading MANY reviews about it online first from Walmart. Paid about 35 for it which isn't to bad. Its a digital and I am SO GLAD I do NOT have a LARGE family cos it's glass, and hard to keep clean. BUT its cool with it's blue digital read out. Its almost always accurate no matter when I weigh on it, of course it will go up or down if I've eaten, drank, clothes on or off. I LOVE it.

Its going to be HARDER to figure out my TRUE weight with an air cast on my foot and ALL the bandages on it as of Mon. I'll weigh b4 I go in and when I come home, but they MAKE YOU eat and drink. Hmmmm

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    I would have logged both in my book - and I'd be looking for a new scale emoticon emoticon

I'd rather face the higher weight today than tomorrow - that's just me - hopefully you will be 188.0 tomorrow!!

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RJBINKLEY 5/18/2011 3:49PM

    Ha! You used the one I would have used! emoticon

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KJQPLUS3 5/18/2011 3:32PM

  I would have picked the same weight. Good choice!!
My scale did the same thing except it was only a pound. I got on it and it read one weight and I walked out all mad because it still hasn't moved and I went back again and a pound down!! So I turned my frown upside down!

Keep up the good work

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KINSBAILE 5/18/2011 3:21PM

    Good question. I would use the one you're most comfortable with. I gained last night but this AM right back on 188 lbs! It's one of those things, time of day, did you eat, did you not, did you go to the bathroom before weighing - so many factors. Sometimes it looks like I've lost right after working out. The scale is an odd odd creature. It kind of reminds me of Loki.

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Loose as a goose and gardening

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Last night I went to my water aerobics class. When I finished, I felt like every muscle and joint in my body was loose and very limber. It felt terrific. I had forgotten how good I felt after a good water aerobics class. And I emoticon like a baby after.

Tuesday and today (Thrusday) I have been working in my garden. Creating new flowerbeds is hard work. I have 1 done and 1 more to go. Then I have to work on clieaning out another bed. Sundrops and daylilies anyone?? I will have plenty to spare.

Tomorrow morning I head back to the pool for a water aerobics class and possibly a yoga class. It feels so good to workout again.

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KINSBAILE 5/16/2011 9:32AM

    Water aerobics is awesome! :)

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LUNADRAGON 5/13/2011 2:46PM

    Sounds like fun! I love daylilies and snowdrops, but CT is still too
I love your background picture.

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1BEARWIFE 5/13/2011 2:30PM

    Wish we lived closer; I would love some of your daylilies!!

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KNOBLE0309 5/13/2011 12:17PM

    I wish I knew of a place that was inexpensive for water aerobics

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    Awesome!! I wish we had a pool nearby!

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DIANESMILES 5/12/2011 11:24PM

    Felt like a baby? ALL WET? LOL! I could NOT resist !!!

All kidding aside,,,,,,I LOVE ALL the work you have been doing. Your truely putting forth the effort !!!! Its SHOWING SO WELL !!! I LOVE regular aerobics and if the water is warm enough,,, i am SURE I'd LOVE water aerobics. The water here is to COLD for me.

I for one am EXTREMELY PROUD of the ALL the WORK your putting into this, but not for the TEAM, but ALSO for YOU !!!!!

GOOOO SPIRITED UNDER DOGS ! THE ONLY team to come in FIRST IN BOTH catagories !!!!!

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GRANDMACOO 5/12/2011 10:57PM

    Have never done water aerobics, but hear it can be tough. Would love to try it sometime.

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Spring 5% Challenge here I come!!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Today was the first day of the Spring 5% Challenge. I have updated th background on my SparkPage, revised my goals and logged my weigh-in.

Now to refine these goals.

1. I have scheduled my day so that cardio, meal planning and me time are all included.

2. I have created a menu for the week and tried to make it as healthy as possible.

3. I have rejoined the gym and my water aerobics class.

4. Strenghth training is done 3 times a week with 2 workout buddies.

5. I will log all food and exercise daily. This is critical for success.

6. I will restart the running program and follow through.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 3/26/2014 7:36AM

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PERSISTANT123 5/9/2011 8:33PM

    WooHoo! Here we go! We are going to have lots of fun!

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ANNESYLVIA 5/9/2011 6:35AM

    emoticonIt is a great idea to revise any plan time to time. It helps you focus and meet any new needs that may have arise. And including your nutrition and exercises is smart too. It keeps them on your priority list instead of an afterthought.

Good Luck!

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1BEARWIFE 5/8/2011 4:00PM

    Terrific planning. BTW..........I would just love to come sit by that beautiful, restful pool you have on your page!

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KINSBAILE 5/8/2011 11:55AM

    That's awesome! Great plan!

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    WTG! Great blog!!

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MNABOY 5/8/2011 12:01AM

    You are on top of all points, a true lead=by-example leader. Thanks

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Down another pant size!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I noticed that my jeans have been getting lose lately. The other day I went to take them off and forgot to unzip and unbutton them (must have thought I still had sweats on). I couldn't believe it when they slipped right off. emoticon This is me emoticon in my old jeans!

So today DH and I went to WalMart and I tried on a pair of jeans. I couldn't believe what size I could comfortably fit into. Size 16W!! And they are a perfect fit. I really can't remember the last time I fit into anything lower than an 18. It has been at least 14 years. What an amazing feeling. So I bought 2 pair!! What a great feeling. When I got them home, I immediately put one of the new pair on. I felt, dare I say it, slim.

Today 16W's, tomorrow (or in the next couple of weeks) 16 regulars!! Slender me here I come.

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1BEACHWALKER 5/4/2011 6:07AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep going!

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CALIKIKI 3/14/2011 11:31PM

    Woo hoo! Yay you!

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KINSBAILE 3/14/2011 10:48PM


Keep up the GREAT freakin work! :)

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PERSISTANT123 3/12/2011 12:36AM

    emoticon emoticonI am so jealous of you ... well maybe not jealous, but wishing I was where you are. I am struggling not to gain any more inches so I can wear the 18's that I got at the Goodwill. You are doing an AWESOME job! emoticon emoticon

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ANNESYLVIA 3/11/2011 8:03AM

    emoticonon your weight loss.


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ACROSONIC 3/10/2011 4:21PM

    Isn't that great! I just got into 16w's a few weeks ago, still loving it.

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1BEARWIFE 3/10/2011 1:59PM

    Oh wow! What a victory!! I especially love the part that you just pulled down your jeans without unbuttoning or unzipping them! Way to go, Girlfriend!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 3/10/2011 8:44AM

    emoticon great job

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GRANDMA1951 3/10/2011 8:28AM

    What a gret feeling. Thanks for sharing since it gives the rest of us incentive. We can all do this. Keep up the good work.

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LOSE4LIFE47 3/10/2011 1:10AM

    Congratulations for the loss! Keep up the good work.

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I think I know why am I doing this.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

A SparkFriend recently changed her goal weight and logged all of her reasons why she changed her goal. I am so happy for her and also just a tad bit jealous. She got me to thinking why I started this lifestyle change (hate the word diet with a passion) journey. Just why do I want to lose weight??

Besides the obvious reasons of weight loss, better health and clothing (ooo the clothing) there are also other reasons. I hate not being able to try a new exercise or sport and worry about whether I will be able to breath. Do I need to bring my inhaler or will I be OK? Self-confidence is another reason. Why is it, that no matter how hard we try, we let others judge us by size. When I tell people how much I have lost and they asked how much I weighed (some people are just to nosy) they are amazed at what I used to weigh. I then they have the balls to say something stupid like "I'm sorry. I didn't know."

Now, what has been holding me back. A number of things and most are nothing but excuse now that I think about it. Granted, I had bronchitis in December. That does not explain January, February and part of March. So what do I need to do to get back on track.

I need a plan and a schedule. Right now I have so many things going on, I don't know which way is up. I need to sit down and schedule my day and then go from there.

Here are my goals for the next 2 days.
1. Sit down and schedule my week (1 week at a time).
2. Be sure to include 90-120 minutes of exercise a day - no matter what. Family will just have to understand that my health has to come first.
3. Make sure that I schedule Spark Time in as well.
4. Blog my plan and schedule within 2 days.

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ANNESYLVIA 3/11/2011 8:10AM


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FUTUREHOPE49 3/9/2011 5:54PM

    Sounds like great goals to me! emoticon

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LUCYSRAIN 3/9/2011 12:56PM

    My own father did that to me once, I told him I had lost 30 pounds and he asked me what I weighed then did the math....his reply was "you mean you weighed over 200 pounds!"

Shame on those people!

Anyway your plan sounds Great!

You, I, We can and will reach our goals emoticon

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1BEARWIFE 3/9/2011 10:59AM

    Great start to an organized life. Let me know how it works! emoticon

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ARTSY_CANDICE 3/9/2011 10:39AM

    Great goals!!

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YOOVIE 3/9/2011 10:12AM

    OMG I totally feel you. The other night ON A DATE the guy was pushing me to tell him what I used to weigh and instead of being proud of how far I havecome, I didnt want to say anything.

We're gonna totally make this happen!!!

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ONENEL 3/9/2011 7:07AM

    emoticon For me I also need a plan- and a backup plan for when things get hectic.
And yes, others who do not deal with weight issues (even those that do), have no idea what it is like, everyone is different. My plan is to show them all that I can do it!!! Not by a diet but by a lifestyle change. emoticon

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I have found that some people who have never struggled with weight have no idea what an insult is to an overweight person. I'm trying to learn to not take comments like that painfully. I have the problem that when I get comments as I lose weight like "looking" or "you're really looking" I take at as an insult and thing, so what was I before...just three months ago?!? It's rough to deal with!

You can get back on track!! We're all here to support!! Put yourself first! emoticon

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MNABOY 3/8/2011 11:14PM

    GO FOR IT! YOU WILL DO IT! You are a leader and we will follow your example.

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