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Judge not lest you be judged!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saw a very large woman in the supermarket today, spending a long time browsing and gazing in the cake and goodies section. For people who have never been big or felt an addiction to overeating, it is very easy to judge this kind of behaviour. I remembered pain she may have been feeling. In those hazy days we believe food can drug the pain. To be responsible about this, without offending people, perhaps I could have asked supermarket management if I could distribute sparkpeople material. After being on such a journey, I felt it hard to let this incident pass without some consideration. How many of us would say or do anything? Should we or is it none of our business?

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SHER2BE8 1/4/2011 8:45PM

    hhhmmm good question...... Perhaps I would just smile and ask if she had any suggestions of whats her favourite and let the conversion guide itself and hoped that there was an opportunity in the conversation to give some words of love and encouragement if I thought she could use it.

I have learned the hard way myself never to give advise unless asked so I guess that's why I would go about it this way.

just my point of view.

hope the new year is treating you kind, I've been away awhile but now I am back.

hope the new year brings you all the success your heart desires


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Friday, April 16, 2010

Back on track after a frightening weight increase!

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ROX525 4/16/2010 6:25AM

    Congrats on being back on track! Stay on the right track!!

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Haven't blogged in a while

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

work/life/study commitments been out of whack for the last couple of months. Only getting to the gym 1-2 times a week with obvious consequences. Things have settled due to semester break. Have booked to have scientific testing of fat percentage using skin calipirs with a professional. It will be interesting to see where I am at. Am saving up to replace my broken digital scales but it isn't about loss of weight for me, but increase of lean muscle mass and decrease of excess body fat.i

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 4/6/2010 4:04PM

    good luck to you in your personal endeavors

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no sparkpeople graphics

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Can anyone advise me if they have had a problem of no graphics appearing on their sparkpeople pages. I have sent an email to technical site but I am wondering if anyone computer savvy can tell me if it might be something to do with settings - do I have to enable something or disable security blockings. - something to do with active x controls or javascript or ?. It is very frustrating. I can use SP- logging in and tracking but I can't add emoticons or see graphics on others or my sparkpages and most other graphics elsewhere
Any ideas anyone?

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PETALDEAR 2/28/2010 5:37AM

    Thanks for the replies people. This problem was sorted. Problem was telecommunications problems in NZ

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TRILLIUM22 2/27/2010 7:12PM

    Could be browser settings. For some reason one of my browsers had it's settings switched to block images. I still got emoticon though.

Try another browser. Firefox is a free browser in case you only have one. I frequently find that I can bypass some oddnesses by trying a different browser.

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    I asked my DH. He is one the most computer savvy people I know. He thinks you might have your security settings to high. He was wondering if you have changed any of your settings lately? I hope tech support gets back to you quickly.


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    Boy I am lost there. Did you get an answer from the technical folks? emoticon

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Scales broken

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Well my digital scales have broken down and I haven't made an effort to replace the batteries. I am taking a deep breath and waiting a week or two before I fix it and get back into weighing. I am having to let go of a security blanket. I am used to daily weighing despite most advice given on the site that it is best to restrict weigh ins to once a week or less. I know the focus should be on healthy eating and fitness. I have read through the blogs and articles varied and contrasting opinions about attitudes and behaviours with the scales.

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    I am trying not to focus so much on the numbers. I am instead trying to focus on eating right an exercising knowing eventually the weight will come off.


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MONGO2TEN 2/3/2010 6:34AM

    I think it would be good for me if my scales broke:) I'm committing this week to only weighing every other day and it's going to be hard!

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FITMARY 2/3/2010 6:20AM

    I've mostly given up on the scales. They aren't moving right now, and that was a huge disincentive. Instead I'm focusing on the fact that I have more energy and a better mood. That's more important than a number on a (broken) scale.
Good luck NOT finding batteries!

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