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Even just recording helps

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I got so busy at work yesterday that I didn't think I was going to get out for my fast-break goal of a 10-minute walk.

Even knowing that I'd probably feel better after a walk, I felt too pressured by work.

Finally, I took the walk anyway, mostly because my goal was to do it 5 times a week, and I already missed Sunday. How could I miss another day already?

So, just because I needed to check a box here, I decided to do it.

Sure enough, when I came back, I was able to quickly finish what I was working on -- the thing that was holding me up -- because I was so refreshed that I could think better and be more creative in solving the problem.

Thing is, I knew that would probably happen, but it's so hard to take that break anyway, when you're feeling pressured by deadlines.

Just having to record the walk -- that's what finally did it!

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SONNYG1 1/26/2011 6:03PM

    Excellent! emoticon

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It was fun but now I gotta cheer for Green Bay

Sunday, January 23, 2011

It has been a great Bears season. A close game in the end. Not the ending I wanted, but how can I go against Green Bay in the Big Game? Congratulations Packers and Packer Fans.

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TRY2KEEPGOING 1/23/2011 6:42PM

    Thanks!!!! I live in Wisconsin, just north of the border from Chicago. I am a Packer fan but I would have cheered Da Bears on to the Superbowl if they had won today. Gotta stay loyal to our division. Thanks for being a good sport!!!!
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Today is my one week anniversary in SparkPeople. I am feeling better already. Less tired, more energetic, more motivated to keep up the good changes.


What to do about broken scale?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I started reading the Spark book, and got excited about getting started, but my scale is broken. Actually, it broke a while back and has since been disposed of.

So how do I start? Well, I held off for a few days, thinking that I can get a new scale, but I got too busy with work, and it's not getting any easier to get out for a scale.

After reading the book for another couple days, I decided the I better get started anyway. Better to get started than to use the broken scale as an excuse.

After reading some other blogs, tho, I wonder if I need to get one, or if it's better to take the numbers from doctors visits and a couple other places I visit that have a scale available.

In the past, it was always discouraging to do daily weigh-ins and see gains on days that I thought I did really great.

What do you think?

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    Just get started! Using scales at different locations may give different results. If you can get one that is reliable that would be the best. The scale rates differently for everyone. Some like the accountability. I like to weigh in daily or weekly. Then I can see success. However, success can be measured diffent ways. Basically it is whatever works best for you. Just get started! Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today!

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DEVILISHDEE4269 1/14/2011 9:35AM

    Thoughts on weigh in and scales...

No it isn't necessary to "own" a scale. And for many the weigh in can be very disappointing. Some may feel they aren't getting anywhere while others get dramatic changes. I myself have a bathroom scale that I have a love/hate relationship with.
If you do decide to weigh in... then do yourself a favor...only weigh in on one scale. The doctors or whatever you have access to. The reason why is because I have noticed that every scale that I stand on has a different reading. Frustrating as that is...I only go by my bathroom scale since it is readily available when the need strikes. BUT DO NOT WAIT TO GET STARTED!! You can feel your progress! Clothes started feeling loose, your energy levels increase, your hunger is less and less. But the scales aren't a "must have" to get a better grasp on a healthier, happier life.

Take care and good luck on your journey!

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JUDE322 1/13/2011 10:25PM

  forget the scale for now, weight s just a number. pay attention to how much better you feel and how well your clothes fit

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GUMMIBRCHN 1/13/2011 9:49PM

    Just get started! emoticon I think you could do without a scale if that's what you choose. You can also track your measurements to see how you're progressing. Welcome to Spark! emoticon

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WILLIANYAE 1/13/2011 9:34PM

    I think it's awesome that you're even considering not buying a scale. I don't own one either and I feel like it's allowed me to focus more on being healthy in all parts of my life instead of focusing on my weight. I recently mentioned to my mother, though, that I was considering getting one and she discouraged me. She grew up in a house with a scale and said she got on it every day from the time she was small until she left for college; it can be really distracting. Also, welcome to SP. emoticon

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