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Angry me - Has anyone else read the "Real women that love their body" article?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

What a total load of BS! SparkPeople has dissapointed me with the complete lack of understanding about the great community that they helped build. The next time the put out an article that makes me feel as terrible as this last one did I will be writing everything in ALL CAPS! Another fine example of people that weigh 110 lbs telling us what awful people we are and that if we had any sense we would be skinny like them. And the more I write, the angrier I get. Moving on and I will check back tomorrow to see if there is some real motivational material to be had. And if not, then I will spend some more time developing my own calorie tracker and cancel my membership here as soon as humanly possible. And to think I was going to sign up for coaching! If they are so out of touch, then I don't want this to be part of my journey.

  
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GOLFGMA 1/20/2014 7:02AM

    Haven't read the article, but, emoticon

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CETANISTAWI 1/19/2014 3:07PM

    trying to find the article...
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like someone esle said, there's plenty of good stuff here, you just have to overlook what doesn't resonate with you. example: i've been doing a lot of research into "real food", gmo's, and the effects of gluten. after all of this, i don't believe that gluten is good for anyone, not just those with celiac. however, a bulk of the nutrition stuff on here promotes the use of whole wheat. but i still use the sight for the multitude of other wonderful things it provides.

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YELLOWDAHLIA 1/19/2014 9:16AM

    I wish you had posted a link to that article. Now you have me curious and I have no idea where to find it... emoticon

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MAGGIEC2014 1/19/2014 8:51AM

    I haven't seen this particular article, but I will say that although not all of the articles are great, the site is generally very helpful to me. Nothing is perfect -- I can remember having some bad days at Weight Watchers too -- insensitive leaders or weighers, etc. But it was still a program that worked for me.

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CASEYSAUER 1/19/2014 6:15AM

    Which article was it?

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CAROL494 1/18/2014 11:18PM

  Sorry you feel as you do. Take care.

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Epiphany

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The cold has moved on and I'm feeling much better. My DH had his surgery last Thursday and it went well. Hopefully he will be able to fully recover and go back to work sometime around January/February. emoticon

Now for my epiphany... I've spent a fair amount of time tracking what I eat and being brutally honest about it. Bad habits and all. I've isolated my worst offender. Would anyone else care for a glass of wine? emoticon I know that's not a glass, but that stuff is like potato chips... you can't just have one! It adds up!

That considered, I must also look at my second worst offender. It seems that every meal that includes white flour is about double the amount of calories I was planning on eating for that meal. White flour culprits include pasta, white bread, flour tortillas, and anything with crust. I always figured it was the cheese (ok, I live for the stuff!). Nope, when I cut the cheese back to just a touch or even omit entirely I'm still getting the super hit on the calories and sodium that I am trying to avoid. emoticon

So now what to do with that information? I have already cut way back on the white flour stuff so we only get them for dinner 1-2 times per week. I think I need to cut that back to 1-2 times per month. Doc's have been saying for years that we need to cut out the processed flour/sugar foods. I think I just caught on... finally. emoticon

I think my goal is many many fresh vegetables and lots of really lean meat. I've been looking around and found "diets" that really don't fit. For example: Most "diets" forbid potatoes. A potato is not a processed flour/sugar food. Its a potato. I've grown them myself. You really can walk up to a plant and get one. I think they should be okay.

I'd love to have more information on a "whole food" type regimen but I'm not finding anything that goes beyond the weight loss diet type stuff. I'm 40 (about to be 41) and don't want to fool with this up/down diet/eat cycle anymore. Time to start eating in a way that I can sustain and enjoy for the rest of my life.

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NUTZ4HARRY 11/11/2012 6:21PM

    I have switched most of my white flour products for the whole grain or whole wheat and only eat once in a while. I used to eat it every night. I do eat potatoes and I love potatoes. When I make mashed potatoes I try to use one sweet potato in the mix. Potatoes are good just in moderation. You will get this. IT takes time and you just need to do what feels right to you. emoticon

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Here we go!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Tomorrow I will take my husband in to have surgery on the leg that he broke back in April. This is surgery #3 not counting what they did in the emergency room that first night. Please send happy wishes of no complications and a speedy recovery his way.

And to make this super fun, I have a head cold. Will someone please send happy wishes of no congestion my way?

Needless to say, I'm not doing so good on the exercise thing. I have decided to lay low and keep it as easy as I can until I am healthy, so I have an experiment I'd like to try. If everyone who reads this does one extra minute of exercise and thinks healthful thoughts my way, maybe I can pick up some of the benefits? I'm willing to try anything at this point. I weighed in at 204 this morning.

Ok, I'm kidding. But isn't that a great thought?

Anyway, best of luck to everyone on their weigh-in this week!

  


Is this a milestone?

Monday, October 29, 2012

This morning I did something different. It could even be classified as odd. Before I tell you what I did, please allow me to describe a typical morning for me.

My alarm clock rings. I hit snooze.
My alarm clock rings. I hit snooze.
Is anyone bored yet?
My alarm clock rings. I hit snooze. Again.
Is anyone wondering why my husband doesn't consider divorcing me every morning between 6 and 7:10 am? emoticon Did I mention that my husband is really awesome? emoticon
My alarm clock rings. I hit snooze. My alarm clock rings. Yet again. I am so tedious.
I spring out of bed in absolute madness because I have to shower, dress, and be out the door in 20 minutes. Do not... I repeat DO NOT get in my way. I WILL run you over. emoticon

Back to today. I did hit the snooze. Once. ONCE! Yahoo! And then I got out of bed...

.... wait for it.....

And did 2 Sun Salutations. Wow! Yoga! Before 7 am! And for all you doubters... I did not have one single drop of coffee first!

Okay. I know that getting out of bed like a grown up and exercising for 10 minutes will not make my front porch the media event of the year. But I also know that today I did something very different. It made a difference in my day, my attitude and my approach to what I am trying to accomplish here. I think I might do it again tomorrow.

  
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ANDY_54 11/3/2012 2:50PM

    I like this a lot. Small things really do make a big difference--I'm just finding that out now, LOL. Love your great attitude! emoticon

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IMREITE 10/30/2012 12:16AM

    sometimes the small changes can lead to the biggest results. i keep my clock to far away from the bed so it is to much effort to hit the snooze.

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SUNSHINE102466 10/29/2012 10:41PM

    My mornings are just like your "old" ones. I also have 2 kids to get out the door as well in that 20 minutes mad morning dash.

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JBEAUFORD 10/29/2012 10:35PM

    You are too funny. You are the female version of my hubby haha! Good for you. I may channel your enthusiasm into some early morning cardio myself tomorrow... because I sure didn't do it today!

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SparkPeople are neat

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yesterday I was in a foul mood. A very, very foul mood. If you are in doubt of how awful I can be when given the opportunity, please check my post from yesterday.
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And then I got this absitively, posilutely great amount of encouragement, information, and just plain good vibes. It was like manna from heaven. Focused, real, effective, and exactly what I needed to hear today.
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Thank you so much for being fabulous. I know I will need you again and I am inspired to be there for others. SparkPeople are really, really neat.
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SPOOKY_GIRL13 10/25/2012 8:42PM

  Glad to hear you got some spunk back! I had a similar such experience here lately.

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