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Somebody Smack me upside the head!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I'm so frustrated...and disappointed. And someone ought to slap me upside the head for it, I know!

Weight last week: 234
Weight this week: 233.6

-.4 this week
-19.6 total

I was really hoping to earn that d*mned 20 lb star this week. I'd like to say "Next week for sure!" except that was what I hoped last week...knowing my luck I'll lose .2 next week if I lose at all.

Okay, whine over...feel free to smack me.

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MOMMABOF7 9/8/2010 7:02AM

    Your gonna get there! Slow and steady wins the race!

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CHYRL_C 9/7/2010 9:11PM

    As long as your keep trying you are certain to go down. emoticon You will get there as long as you don't give up. emoticon

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ARCHIMEDESII 9/7/2010 2:34PM

SMACK !!!!

SKYWATCHERRS is quite correct ! There is more to good health than a number that stares at us from between our toes in the morning. Don't worry, you will lose that extra weight to take you to a 20 pound loss. Remember, you didn't gain the weight overnight, it's not coming off overnight or even a few weeks. You really do need to be patient.

Just think about all those good things you have done for your health since you decided to embark on a healthy lifestyle. You're decreasing your blood pressure, your cholesterol, your blood sugar. You're decreasing your risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, etc.... You're increasing your immune system. You're increasing your strength and endurance.

Will the scale move ? It will eventually, but in the meantime, look at all the other successes you've achieved that don't involve the scale. Has your blood pressure decreased ? If so, your doctor would be thrilled.

So, hang in there... think of all those positives and eliminate the negatives.


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SKYWATCHERRS 9/7/2010 2:01PM

    Know what else you've been doing?

Reducing your risk for heart disease
reducing your risk for diabetes
reducing your risk for breast, lung, and ovarian cancer
reducing your risk for stroke
increasing the efficiency of your organ systems
improving the quality of your sleep

Do yourself a big favor and find other victories to celebrate besides the scale. You may have lost more fat than the scale is telling you right now. How do I know that? Because there are lots of factors that can influence the scale that don't have anything to do with your body fat.

Say what?

Yep, true.

Things that can produce a rise on the scale without meaning you gained fat:

too much stress/too little sleep

irregular bowel movements/constipation

high sodium intake/processed and packaged foods

changing your workouts or doing vigorous exercise

eating foods high in fiber and drinking a lot of water

being female (hormone and body fluid shifts)

The scale is a fickle and sometimes inaccurate friend. Don't let it get to you - if your measurements shrink and your clothes get baggy, then you've lost body fat no matter what the scale says.

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Ah well

Friday, September 03, 2010

Yesterday I was so-so on tracking my food for the first time in a LONG time. I don't think I went over my calorie totals... I also did NOT exercise. I am disappointed in myself. But its just one day...as long as I don't let that be the beginning of a long slide into old, bad habits... I basically need to forgive myself and move on.

I had thought the kids had school today (and I am off today, have to work on Sat) so I thought I'd have some private goof off time. Not so. Our county is the *only* one that has no school today... I don't know if its a professional day or what the excuse is.

Well, with no school of course the kids don't want to be in daycare. So they are home with me. So far we've been occupied in various things, but I had meant to get my exercise over by now and so far haven't. Maybe when the 4yr old goes down for her nap.

Ah well... I love my kids, so I'm glad we have time together..tho a little private mommy time would have been nice. ;)

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SPWHITESTONE 9/4/2010 12:44AM

    I love that private mommy time, but get so little of it. It's especially hard when you're counting on it, and then you don't get it. No wonder you had such a difficult day. Don't be so hard on yourself - tomorrow is another day.

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Am I prejudiced?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I have to wonder.

See, I started weight watchers on 6/15 of this year, and I really "clicked" with the leader I started with. She had/has a straightforward, no nonsense (no bulls*it) attitude that I liked. But I guess she was a victim of her own success...she had so many members who were lifetime (read NOT paying) that corporate moved her to some other centers and gave our meeting (Tues morning) to a new leader.

Today was her first meeting with us. So number one the biggest strike against her was she is NOT Kathy (the leader I clicked with). She has kids similar in age to mine (hers are 9 and 6yrs old to my 9 and 4 years old)..... and she seems very caring and enthusiastic.

But I don't know if she can relate to some of us in the meeting (well, me for sure, but probably others too.) She lost 25 lbs to make lifetime..and has kept that off for 2 years. #$%# I am close to losing 20 now and that's a drop in the bucket with what I have left to do..ya know?

Now does that mean I think she doesn't have anything to offer? No.. like I said, she does seem enthusiastic and caring.

Maybe part of it is pure envy. If I had taken care of things when I had "only" 25 lbs to lose, how much better it would have been. *SIGHS*

I don't know.. is it prejudice to think she might not understand the challenges facing someone with 100+ lbs to lose? I mean..she might. I don't know. Do I really think 100 lbs or better is HARDER than her 25? In some ways..yeah... I guess I do. But that doesn't negate the value of her journey.

I'm not really sure where I'm going with this entry... lol..

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ELLENB10 8/31/2010 7:06PM

    The fact that you're wondering if you're not going to relate to her because she had less to lose that you makes me think that you WILL make a conscious effort to try to connect with her. Does that make sense? Maybe as you get to know her, and talk about your kids, you can communicate your struggles to her, which will help you and make her a better leader.
Congratulations on you weight loss so far. Best of luck to you.

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LUNADRAGON 8/31/2010 4:11PM

    It is easy to feel a tinge of jealousy when someone weighing less meets goal faster than we do. For a while I was losing about 2 lbs/month, but now I am lucky to lose 1 lb per month. That is ultra s l o w .... I feel your angst. It is not necessarily prejudiced, but perhaps you were looking for someone who could identify with your struggles a little more closely. I agree, give her a chance, and perhaps because you have children close in age, it may help your relationship grow.
I have 28 lbs down, and still have a ways to go. I am also very short, so someone much taller at my weight would be in a size 10 or 12. Because I am less than 5 ft tall, I am still in large, but can fit in some medium shirts. It is ok, celebrate the victory of the pounds you do lose. We are each on an individual journey! Hang in there. Keep sparking! WW will be a great additional tool you are lucky to have.
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LUCKYGRANNY2 8/31/2010 1:46PM

    The fact that you have more to lose than she did only means that you will be doing the same things 'longer' than it took her to get to her goal. Does that make it less frustrating? Of course not. I can certainly see why this has irritated you but just give her a chance. She knows the struggle of losing 25 pounds and I'm sure will understand how much harder it is when you facing a larger number to lose. Just give it some time and see how things go. You may be surprised how well you come to like her in the end. Good luck.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

I had wanted to go to the Budgie show yesterday... because I had never been and to get my litle boy budgie a friend (girlfriend maybe?) But I had a cold hit me like a ton of bricks Friday night and by Sat I felt like a wrung out dishrag. So much so that I didn't do my bike ride at all...the first time in quite awhile I had skipped.

and the first time I felt guilty about it even though I know real illness is a legitimate excuse.

It didn't stop me from feeling like a slacker. And I had to laugh at myself.... what a mental change...to miss doing my exercise!

I haven't decided what I want to do regarding whether I should continue to go to meetings... or cancel my membership...track here...and put some $$ aside for a treadmill. I think I'd like a treadmill so I could work on C25K indoors to start with. Then once I get below 200 I think I'd feel less selfconcious about running in public. Plus with a treadmill it totally negates the old "weather" excuse... or I could even do it in the evenings after the kids are in bed. I m more of a night person than a morning person...

Once again, a disjointed entry! lol Oh well, welcome to my mind! :)

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SPWHITESTONE 8/29/2010 6:15PM

    What amazing progress you've made - feeling guilty about not doing your exercise. And good for you for listening to your body. It needs to rest so it can knock out that nasty cold. Feel better!

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Hubby is leaving this one up to me...but basically I could keep going to Weight Watchers and pay the 40$/month for the meetings and etools... or I could do it on my own w/spark people's tools...and put 40$ a month away towards a treadmill.

I gotta think about what I want to do.

I had talked myself out of riding the bike tonight..but I think I'm gonna grab my mp3 player and get on it at least 15 minutes... then I'll have to get ready later since my World of Warcraft guild is getting ready for a raid, and I promised to be there.

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LUNADRAGON 8/27/2010 9:27PM

    Good luck with making a wise decision. I think you really do know the best thing to do.
Have fun with Warcraft!

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