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It was terrible! OMG!!

Friday, August 06, 2010

I was so glad to wake up from this dream I had last night! It is almost too scary to even write about it.
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I dreamed I was eating all day long
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... but I never logged a bite!
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/8/2010 7:57PM

    sorry about the bad dream. Glad that it was only a dream though. Love, Dawn

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LOPEYP 8/8/2010 5:59PM

    Good thing it was only a dream! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 8/8/2010 8:36AM

    I had to laugh, but then I almost cried! Luckily eating in dreams does not show on the scale. -Marsha

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SOPHIADARE 8/7/2010 9:53AM

    I hate those "I missed the exam" dreams!

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MSLZZY 8/7/2010 8:03AM

    I hate that when I have those kind of dreams but thank goodness, it was only a dream! emoticon

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LAFFLOTS57 8/6/2010 9:28PM

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THAMLEY 8/6/2010 8:49PM

    Good Grief! Definitely a nightmare. Thank God awaking to the reality of our relief-- SP!
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PEGGYSTILLHERE 8/6/2010 8:36PM

    Oh you are too funny! That was a horrible, retched dream, that many of us lived for many years. Thank goodness it's behind us now! emoticon

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ALLYALLYT 8/6/2010 2:27PM

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NANCYMT6151 8/6/2010 1:11PM

    LOL!!! Sounds like a real nightmare! Hope your day goes a lot better! emoticon

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MARTY19 8/6/2010 11:54AM

    I can remember a time when that wasn't a dream - it was a reality. Aren't we glad those days are gone?

Hugs,
Marty

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ASTORRES1 8/6/2010 11:49AM

    Whew....thank goodness you woke up........lol

Love ya Linda...You are awesome


amy

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SHERRY257 8/6/2010 10:59AM

    I am glad you woke up! I sometimes dream I have gained it all back! Are we obsessed or what? LOL emoticon

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JHADZHIA 8/6/2010 10:38AM

    emoticon Good thing dreams don't put on calories!!!
Have a fabulous, fun and fit Friday!!

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PAIGESMAMA 8/6/2010 10:25AM

    That is funny. I hope you are better now know ing it was just a dream

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ANDREWS_MOM 8/6/2010 10:21AM

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BIJOUX7 8/6/2010 10:16AM

  NOOOOO!!! That is a nightmare!!!!! That would have had me waking up in a cold sweat!!

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BARNABABY1 8/6/2010 10:11AM

    emoticon...oh we are so obsessed!!!! emoticon

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It's too hot to think...

Sunday, August 01, 2010

... and yet, I need to blog.

I have been hugely affected by the heat this past week and my body has been craving pretzels, peanut butter and bread. It led to a temporary 2 lb gain.

Today I decided to up my protein and add a slice of bread to my breakfast - it only cost me 1/2 a fruit - and tonight I have no desire for anything extra.

Like everything else, this too shall pass.

Tomorrow we bring the treadmill back home so I can still get an evening walk daily. I'd rather do 20 minutes on a treadmill than nothing if I can't get my hour walk outdoors.

One day at a time my friends. Soon enough you will be hearing me complain about the cold cold winter again.

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**edit: It seems that the peanut butter was calling for the salt and the protein! I am feeling loads better adding the bread and protein to my meal plan!!
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***edit: This is working so well - I have no doubts I will maintain 116 this time!

  
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PEGGYSTILLHERE 8/5/2010 8:53PM

    You are such an encouragement to us all! I can't wait to be in maintenance! One day at a time though! Thanks for your encouraging words! emoticon emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL24 8/5/2010 9:58AM

    It has been an unbelievably hot summer in NY/NJ. I went to a funeral on April 7, and it was over 90 degrees out! Of course it cooled down after that, but as a whole the summer has been very hot. Our A/C broke to boot. I momentarily thought about trying to live without it for the time being, but we were able to get it repaired at very low cost. As it turns out, it would have been impossible to live like that.

I heard that we were on track to have the hottest July on record, but July 31 was actually a cooler day, and as a result it is only the second hottest July on record. It has been very hard to stay on track with this heat. I like to sneak in a little extra walking, especially when I am walking the dog, but in this weather there is less motivation to do so.

Can only imagine what it is like down south!

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JODILYNNREEVES1 8/5/2010 9:36AM

    All that I can say is WOW!! You know what to do when it comes to eating right and how to over come the heat issue. And yes, I think that we will all be complaining about the cold weather when it returns. I live in KS so it does get rather cold here.

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PATIPATTI 8/4/2010 2:23PM

    This is plan B! Thanks for showing me how to cope with some of the very things that sometimes stop me in my tracks! emoticon

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CATHEITE 8/4/2010 1:52PM

    Congratulations for being so in tune with your body's needs! emoticon

I haven't had any major cravings in a while. Maybe that means my system is balanced.

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MICHELLELEE150 8/3/2010 11:36AM

    I hear you about the heat! Same thing here. Good on you for choosing to work out indoors, regardless of the circumstances.

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WALKINGANNIE 8/3/2010 8:54AM

    Congratulations on your self-awareness. Glad that you're feeling better now.
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/2/2010 5:42PM

    It's been hot here too. I've been swimming a lot because of the heat. Even the water in the lake is warm, but it feels good.

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SOPHIADARE 8/2/2010 11:10AM

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Three cheers for you for your quick response to recognizing your need to deal with the heat and planning a response to it so you can take care of yourself.

You're setting a great example for all of us!

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TRPL7KAT 8/2/2010 9:48AM

    103 here yesterday. Heat index 122. And I've been eating horrible. Thought there might be a connection to the heat. Hope all is well!

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GTRGRL97 8/2/2010 8:58AM

    I can completely relate! Treadmills do come in handy sometimes!
And sometimes I have to arrange my foods because of cravings, too! LOL
Be blessed, be well and take it all one day at a time!

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ASTORRES1 8/2/2010 8:56AM

    WE have a few good days of weather...actually able to open the windows and turn the AC off....wishing you better weather soon.


amy

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MARTY19 8/2/2010 8:32AM

    The humidity has finally passed here. At least for now. I got outside for a 45 min walk. It felt terrific.

Marty

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MSLZZY 8/2/2010 7:16AM

    Let's hope those days are more than a few months away LOL! emoticon

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_VALEO_ 8/2/2010 1:49AM

    We are opposite! When it is summer I can't eat at all, and I have to be careful as I can easily go below the 1,200. My cravings right now are strawberries (no, I am not pregnant! lol), canteloupe, tomatoe, salad from my garden,... and not really ice cream this year (that's a real change and improvement for me!)

When it is winter, that's another story! I crave for fondue, raclette... all kind of heavy dishes made with cheese! And of course I crave for chocolate around Christmas.

Each season brings its temptation. Be strong and keep your usual good mood and your sense of humor!

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EMMABE1 8/1/2010 8:52PM

    As Dawn says - interesting - pretzels are salty - and you need more salt in the heat!!
Peanut butter often has salt too - and the extra protein tends to be filling for longer.
I hope that the weather returns to normal as soon as possible and that we don't get the excessive heat you seem to be getting when our summer comes around!!

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GRALLEN 8/1/2010 8:47PM

    You are so right, one day at a time.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/1/2010 8:44PM

    Interesting blog. The two things that I had my "mini-binge" on were related to my body's reaction to the excessive heat. I'm glad to know that I am not the only one. Keep on sparking my friend. You're doing GREAT! Love ya, Dawn

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What are you 'weighting' for?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Just Do It!

Your weight loss challenge is now.

Not tomorrow, not next week. This minute. Make the commitment to yourself and don't put it off another minute!

So what if you overate before you got here - do the best you can to save today! Every day!!

You can do it!
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VEGEFARMER 7/31/2010 10:50PM

    You are so right. Weigh to go :)

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ALEXAALEXA 7/31/2010 10:29AM

    Thanks for comment on my blog! emoticon

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WALKINGANNIE 7/28/2010 2:43PM

    Well said Linda!

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JLWOF1 7/28/2010 10:04AM

    Perfect weigh to put it!

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SLIMGRAM2 7/28/2010 8:20AM

    Yes I agree, I'm doing it now!! emoticon

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MARTY19 7/28/2010 6:46AM

    Your right!

Marty

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VAMPS351 7/28/2010 2:51AM

    I like it!
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WATERMELLEN 7/27/2010 9:38PM

    What a powerful call to action!!

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I love it.

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GRALLEN 7/27/2010 8:52PM

    I agree!

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EMMABE1 7/27/2010 8:49PM

    I'm sure not waiting - life isn't long enough for that!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/27/2010 7:39PM

    ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!

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Fight Fat!

Friday, July 23, 2010



I bought this patch to wear on my jeans more than 40 years ago! Then I was too embarrassed to wear it because I was fat!

I put a magnet on it and hid it in my utility room on the 2nd refrigerator.

Now I proudly put it on my kitchen refrigerator but recently on my bathroom mirror, just as a reminder!

Stay on track! You can make it happen!

**edit: Now I don't want to put it on my jeans - I prefer to hang it as a constant reminder. Thanks for asking!

BTW, feel free to save the image if you wish to use it too.
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_VALEO_ 7/28/2010 2:21AM

    Great reminder!

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MAMAMARY8 7/26/2010 4:46PM

  Awesome! You really make the case for trying again no matter how many tries it takes. Who cares now that it is 40 years later? You have succeeded! Congratulations on your progress. I just looked at your pictures and I am very inspired! Thank you!

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GRALLEN 7/25/2010 8:14PM

    Love it!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/25/2010 4:54PM

    lol. Totally cool. I love that you turned it into a fridge magnet.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/25/2010 1:31PM

    Great patch!

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WALKINGANNIE 7/24/2010 4:13PM

    Glad you won the battle!

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BARNABABY1 7/24/2010 12:32PM

    Great patch!!

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LOPEYP 7/24/2010 12:01PM

    too funny!

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FUNTIMES2 7/24/2010 10:23AM

    soooo cute!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/24/2010 9:44AM

    Love it!

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MEADSBAY 7/24/2010 8:49AM

    Love that little hippy vibe!
thnx

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MARTY19 7/24/2010 8:40AM

    I like reading your blog because I always feel inspired afterwards. Thanks for this reminder.

Love you,
Marty

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MSLZZY 7/24/2010 7:54AM

    How retro but so appropriate for SP! emoticon

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CANDYGETNFIT 7/24/2010 2:43AM

    Awesome Linda!!! I love it!

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VAMPS351 7/24/2010 2:24AM

    I like it, i want one of those lol.
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SLENDERELLA61 7/23/2010 11:11PM

    Love it! I may have to embroider me one!! -Marsha

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EMMABE1 7/23/2010 9:22PM

    Love the patch - but why not on your jeans pocket??

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ALLYALLYT 7/23/2010 9:21PM

    love it! emoticon

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RE: the Calorie Differential Challenge

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I was spark-mailed yesterday and asked if it is ok to use the information coming from a "Go-Wear" instead of the SP reports.

Of course!

So today I am just adding that it doesn't matter where you find your BMR; if your source of information is better suited to your body and your program, use it!

Not all of us have Heart Rate Monitors so we must use the estimates we find here at SparkPeople, or elsewhere on the web.

www.caloriesperhour.com/tutorial_BMR
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explains BMR & RMR - basically it is the number of calories you may eat daily with no exercise and still maintain your weight. It is important to 'know your numbers' because none of us is ever going to put this weight back on - am I right?

As the article points out, these calculations are estimates. In the SparkPeople articles they say that when you reach your goal weight you should very slowly add back calories to learn how much you may eat and maintain your weight.


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MONGO2TEN 7/22/2010 5:45AM

    Thanks - I find the spark fitness tracker to estimate lower than my heart rate monitor in most things, so I go by that. But I still track my fitness on Spark.

~Nancy

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VAMPS351 7/22/2010 2:23AM

    Thanks

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MICHELLELEE150 7/21/2010 9:04PM

    Very helpful. Thanks for the information.

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EMMABE1 7/21/2010 5:54PM

    In many cases its better to use several sources of information as one tends to get a balanced view that way - especially when researching theories that are so prevalant in nutrition.

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MARTY19 7/21/2010 5:31PM

    And you are living proof of that my friend

Love you
Marty

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