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Too early to be 'stuck' -- Tweak tweak tweak

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Okay. I admit it. I've been feeling superstitious since a week ago when the scale didn't move. I lowered my calorie level on average last week -- (Wrong move). And I didn't up the exercise/fitness/activity. So: There isn't some 'jinx' on me.

My weight stayed the same for two weeks. Even though I consumed between 1275- 1550 calories each day. In my first month on SP.

(Yes, I'm whining... a little).

What to do. What to do. Stop whining. Feel the disappointment.
And MAKE constructive ADJUSTMENTS!

(B0y, I could use some help about now).

My water consumption was not up to 8 EACH day. *DO THIS THIS WEEK.
My exercise intensity and minutes need a shakeup. *DO THIS THIS WEEK.
Calories - __________???????????????????????????????? Need help with this.

Workout Plan for Week:
Tues- bkfst, dentist appt, ***Workout****, lunch, laundry...*bike?*.... TBD
Wed- am farmers market, joe to dr appt, tbd work... lunch...***afternoon workout****
Thur- **am water aerobics + other** .... TBD
Fri- **yoga tape** ..... **workout** ...........dinner party prep
Sat- Michigan Beach House Visit or at home? tbd
Sun Michigan Beach House Visit or at home? tbd

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SONGBARDBIRD 8/31/2010 11:03AM

    All I can say is just make sure you aren't eating too little because that will really mess up your metabolism...how intensely are you tracking your food and exercise? You should be able to look at your calendar and see the problem areas? And also "predict" how much weight you would lose before a weigh in by calculating your BMR and the like...hope this helps :)

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"Move More, Eat Less"

Thursday, August 26, 2010

to be continued. thanks countrygirl!!!

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SONGBARDBIRD 8/27/2010 11:34AM

    My cell phone greeting message when I turn my phone on is "Read more, eat less" :D

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"Moving the Mountain" (Li Yukou)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The following is a story well-known to almost every Chinese. It was written four or five centuries ago by philosopher Li Yukou in his book Lie Zi.

There was a ninety-year old man called Yu Gong in China, who had two big mountains in front of his family home, which caused his family great inconvenience. One day he gathered his family and said: "The two mountains have given us too much trouble getting outside, how about we move them away!" His children and grandchildren all agreed except his wife. She said: "We've been living with such an inconvenience for generations. Why can't we just let it stay there? And where can we dispose of the stones and dirt from these mountains?" It was decided the stones and dirt would be dumped into the sea.

The work began the next day. Their only digging tools were hoes and baskets and they were a far away from the sea. But none of the hardships and difficulties could daunt the brave family. They worked on the mountains every day.

One day, a wise old man called Zhi Sou, upon seeing them attempting to move the mountains was amused, and said to Yu Gong: "You are old and you can barely climb to the mountain top, how do you expect to move the mountains?" Yu Gong replied: "Yes, I am old and I will soon be dead, but I have children, and when my children are dead, there are still my grandchildren. My family will grow and grow and the mountain will get smaller and smaller. With such determination, surely it is possible to move the mountains!"

So Yu Gong and his family carried on with their work day after day and year after year, through hot Summer to cold Winter until one day, God in heaven was moved by them and sent two immortals to take the two mountains away. The moral of the story is many tasks appear unachievable but with determination anything can be achieved.


Seeing Spots

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hey there. Yes sir & mam. Another sunny day in not-Mayberry.
A lovely day, really.

I've been feeling more IN MY BODY (present in my skin and sinew and muscle; moving differently and better; feeling more lively generally). This is all SO GOOD. So Good indeed. I'm celebrating it, all the way down. And then some.
So when I got on the scale this mornin' and hadn't lost any weight this week.... I was... well... stung a bit. I didn't fall into any pits in reaction. I recovered. But not before really feeling the absence of what it was I'd hoped for today:
you know... the boost; the jolt; the pat on the back from the scale that carries an affirmation more powerful than my own feeling good. (It shouldn't be that way, i know; but today it was). So ... Hooray for me. I didn't let it knock me out or down. I self-talked all the right words and spirits. I ate a good breakfast and went out to the gym.

Up for the count. Not seeing stars. Or spots.

Though, as a replacement boost I took myself out for a pedicure. And after removing old polish and getting very nice foot/calf massage to my dismay I saw that my nails are now white-spotted and oxygen-starved. So I had to forgo a new shiny color. (Give the kid a break!) Another goldilocks-style disappointment. Ha! No weight loss. No polish.
And I'm still fine. If not dandy.

Keeping on Keeping on. Sending out good wishes to all fellow SPs & DONEgals.
Headed toward September!


Tomato Time

Friday, August 20, 2010

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SONGBARDBIRD 8/21/2010 4:19PM


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SCOOTER4263 8/20/2010 7:54PM

    Seriously, is there anything better ? I had some Sweet 100s from my garden in my salad tonight - awesome doesn't even begin to describe that sun-warmed flavour. emoticon

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JAZZMINE 8/20/2010 7:43PM

    Pico de Gallo! Onions, tomatoe, vinegar and cilantro! Yum.... emoticon

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