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Not weighing

Friday, August 01, 2014

Some may have noticed that my weight tracker has not moved.

That is on purpose. I get too obsessed with that scale, even though we know there are supposed to be ups and downs in this weight loss game. The drops on weight sure motivated, but when the scale inched up, it was enough to throw me off track. It is so goofy, these head games. So, I refuse to play.

Instead I wii put all my focus on tracking what I eat, and push forward to get moving. Maybe I will weigh in late September.

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/1/2014 11:19PM

    You have to do what works for you

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TEMPEST272002 8/1/2014 2:14PM

    The scale is a huge trigger for me too. It really isnt all about the scale, so good for you for putting it aside.


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DEBBYFROMMT 8/1/2014 11:24AM

    Good for you! Too many people (ugh, including me) are too obsessed with the scale. I finally changed my ticker to count down days until a race. I am NOT going to weigh anymore than once a week!

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 8/1/2014 11:22AM

    The number on the scale is such a poor indicator of success -- much better to track the number of days you're on target with your goals and work toward making that near 100%. The weight then takes care of itself (even if it's not watched like a hawk).

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GIRLINMOTION 8/1/2014 10:09AM

    Everyone's goal is the same (get healthier), how they do it is what works for them.

Hope you find what works for you.

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AMANDAJCD 8/1/2014 10:05AM

    I have to get off the scale sometimes too, because otherwise I lose my ever-loving mind.

Sounds like you've got a good plan :)

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JIBBIE49 8/1/2014 9:26AM

    What works for you.
I was watching the work out videos on YouTube of a woman who teaches Yoga and she is very Svelte. She said she started as a Ballet Dancer at age 3 and then later she found Yoga.

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The problem with cereal.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I cannot eat just one bowl. I talk myself into two. And it is so easy to pour and eat before rationality kicks back in.

So now I just ate breakfast and lunch. Or lunch and snack. Haven't gone over my calorie count yet, but it doesn't leave much for dinner. Good thing I feel sick.

Man I just need to stay away from cereal, and carbs.

Chalk it up to "What I Allow Is What Will Continue!"

  
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JULIA_211 7/23/2014 4:40AM

    I have the same problem with cereal! Multigrain Cheerios is my trigger cereal. The quote says it all! emoticon

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SIEGRID 7/22/2014 6:32PM

    I eat 1 and 1/2 cup of Special K Protein cereal every morning with 1 cup of Silk Almond Vanilla beverage. It feels like cheating, is delicious, fills me up and contains 15 grams of protein and 13.5 grams of fiber. Gets me through my exercises every morning without a single pang of hunger. All is measured.

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BABY_GIRL69 7/22/2014 5:55PM

    I love it! I too am a cereal head & I can eat 3 bowls of Frosted Flakes...

God bless & love the quote!

Dee

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MAGGIEVAN 7/22/2014 2:35PM

    It is because cereal is so high in sugar. You will feel so much better once the refined carb and sugar dragons are banned from your life. I know because I have done it.

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STARTINGINLIMBO 7/22/2014 2:32PM

    Maybe you should think about having a smoothie for breakfast (get your veg, fruit and protein if you put the latter in too). I know with my nutribullet I can even put nuts/seeds in it. It's nice and quick too.

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Strong Thursday.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Back in the game!

Here's wishing a strong thursday to all of you, too!

I know we are of many faiths and we take many paths to God, so I am grateful for your patience and honor those who take a different path than mine, but, I have to say, yesterday's little prayer to St. Jude, honestly, blew some wind into my sails.

I was on my game all day yesterday, and Thursday's looking great. I am sitting here "starving" (hungry) but I kind of think it feels good to be hungry!!? Weird.

Now I have to focus on getting those workouts in. So many of you amaze me with your marathons and athletcism. Inspiring.

Thank you Lord, thank you St. Jude.

  
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DEBBYFROMMT 7/17/2014 12:04PM

    When I was hungry, starving and knew I really wasn't, or it wasn't time to eat, I would drink a big glass of water (to get my 8 glasses a day in) and brush my teeth. For some reason I didn't want to eat with a minty fresh mouth. Hmm, maybe it's just me, but it worked!

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Intercession for hopeless causes

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I've slipped back into old patterns this third week back, undoing the work of the first two weeks.

Then, I had the depressing thought that I've been struggling with this for 30 years, sometimes succeeding wonderously, & in the last few years falling into dispair & bloat. Enough!

Then I turned to my own Spark page, and saw my poster that reminds: "What you allow is what will continue."

The thought that this is a lifelong determination is NOT depressing, it's just truth. Like most, I'll attend to my eating, my health always. That is just plain life, isn't it? Well heck, sometimes the hard work is fun, the meeting of other Sparkettes & Sparkers and learning their wisdom & cheering for them is amazing. It is fun to feel better.

But, in the wake of these serious thoughts, and knowing there are even greater concerns, financial struggles, and family worries, grief and so much more that life throws our way, please welcome a small, powerful prayer to the patron of hopeless & lost causes:

"St. Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant & friend of Christ, patron of difficult & desperate cases. Pray for us. Intercede, make use of that particular privilege accorded to you to bring visible & speedy help where help is despaired of. Come to our assistance, may we receive the consolation & help of heaven in all tribulations that we may bless God with you & the elect throughout eternity.

I promise, O blessed ST. JUDE, to be ever mindful of this great favor. I'll never cease to honor you as my special & powerful patron & do all in my power to encourage devotion to God. Amen."

  
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JWALKFORFUN 7/17/2014 1:06PM

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/17/2014 9:21AM

    We all go through this. This is a life long struggle. (sorry, I'm not Catholic and don't know all the saints) but we should all say a prayer to St. Jude! We are all in this together

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RHOOK20047 7/17/2014 6:22AM

    I pray to St. Jude all the time, and never really considered him for intercession on my weight problem, and it is probably the biggest problem of my life! Thanks for the reminder. You can do it. Just keep the goal in mind. Make little challenges to yourself and don't try to change everything at once. We are changing lifetime bad habits, so we won't conquer it over night. Give yourself a break! emoticon

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MJREIMERS 7/16/2014 2:19PM

    emoticon We all slip up! You can get back to it and do what you know is good for you! The journey to better health is a good thing! Hang in there and good luck!

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"Too skinny"

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

That phrase, "too skinny" and the thought that other people will someday actually say that to me is my motivation for today, this week, this year, forever.

Yes, motivation should come from within, and it does, but, as this entire website proves, comments from others can really take you soaring, or bring you to a wreck. And, sometimes, I found I cannot trust my inner dialog, as I lied to myself all the way up the scale (oh you still fit in the same clothes. Oh it is just 10 pounds, I can drop that easy...etc.)

So while I could over do it, I know people's opinions, cheering etc., just helps this journey a lot.

And soon one realizes that even the sabotage of others can prove to you that you are on the right path. I just read a blog post from a Sparkette, where she described being woken up at midnight by her husband, he made her a huge plate of fried eggs, the works, saying, "honey I made this for you."

It is a form of love for those close to us to be concerned when we change drastically. It is confounding for us too, because I know I am not alone in also facing self-sabotage. Constantly on, and then, so far off. And, when my hubby dropped 20 pounds this spring, I found myself worrying,..which I know is just so, so wrong. He looks great and feels better, and if I love him, I know his weight loss will help keep his blood pressure in check. Especially since we lost his mom to an aortic aneurysm!

It is so weird, and yes, twisted, how the unknown of a changing future seems to propel us to hang on to the past, to what we know, even if that past made us so miserable. We know better, but we tend to hang tight, with white knuckles.

So we have to turn it around to positive. My son saying to me, " mom, you know, eating all that lettuce is bad for you." My Spark friend being woke by her hubby with a tempting plate of food. The comment, "you are getting way too skinny," suddenly becomes something positive, motivating. These are signs that we are finally changing and taking control of things we thought we could never control. We can and we are doing this.

Together.

  
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CHARVONNE40 7/17/2014 9:40AM

    I agree and thank you for sharing!

I am looking forward to the too skinny comments - especially because I began at 181.3 pounds. I have past pictures of me smaller than my current goal and I have worked at my job for 8 years and NO ONE has ever seen me within a healthy weight range so I am sure I will get several comments, but to each their own - my health is at stake so I am determined to keep pushing.

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BELDAME 7/16/2014 3:18PM

    The same people who call you "too skinny" and encourage you to have some more pie are also the first ones to comment when you put on weight, in my experience.

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STARTINGINLIMBO 7/15/2014 10:28PM

    So true. Good for you sharing these thoughts for all to think on.

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SIEGRID 7/15/2014 4:01PM

    The first time I was here, in 2008 I lost 89 pounds and went down to 132lbs. I was overjoyed, my hubby and practically everyone else found me too thin. Now, I am 5'7 and have large bones. This time I am aiming for 145lbs, which I think is reasonable for me. I do look back at pictures taken then and yes, I don't recognize my own face because it is too gaunt. You have to find a place where you will be happy and healthy.


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MARYBETH4884 7/15/2014 2:17PM

    For a long time DH and I have discussed friends who have lost weight and have gone from healthy to gaunt. I know if I get to that point I'll hear about it. he is asking already when I'm going to stop and how much more I want to lose. I do often get the phrase skinny minnie often when I go places where people know me. A healthy BMI is really a wide range and people need to talk to their doctor and discuss what is healthy for them personally. I just hit a healthy BMI for the first time in 25 years, I'd like to lose 10 more pounds to have some wiggle room so I can stay in range!! I eat healthy, exercise daily and feel energized and strong!

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HONEYBEESBLISS 7/15/2014 11:53AM

    LOL I too have heard "you don't want to get too skinny" and that is referring to simply healthy weight as too skinny. I find it very weird. OH and it was followed by "you don't want to get saggy skin" as if saggy skin was worse than bad health!

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MAINEALI 7/15/2014 11:28AM

    Good post! I would love to be called "too skinny"!

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GIRLINMOTION 7/15/2014 10:33AM

    "getting to skinny" can be an issue, more than weight loss.

No one should thrive to be skinny, that is unhealthy. Being in a healthy weight range, with realistic calorie range that one can live with in would be more ideal.

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HOLLYM48 7/15/2014 9:18AM

    That is an interesting phrase, isn't it! I have been told that and know that for me, this is where I want to be, it isn't too skinny, it is smack dab in the middle of healthy bmi and I don't think I look too thin, I think I look healthy. I do see people that look anorexic and I know that I don't ever want to be that thin but each of us has to find our own look! Best of luck to you. I agree with you that with SP, you can do this. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/15/2014 9:13AM

    Good point, but on the other side of the coin, I've had several friends who became skeletal and looked like they were ill.

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/15/2014 9:10AM

    Nicely put! My DH was kinda on that wavelength, until he decided he need to lose weight! Now he's asking me how to do it!

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TWEETYKC00 7/15/2014 9:09AM

    too true

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