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Addicted to the Scale

Sunday, March 03, 2013

I had a moment of panic this morning when I stepped on the scale and nothing happened. Stepping off and back on again didn't help. Pushing all the buttons didn't help either. When I finally faced the fact that it just wasn't going to work, I realized something else. Apparently I am really addicted to stepping on the scale each morning. Now I have to get a new scale and also some new priorities.

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GIRANIMAL 5/27/2013 9:57AM

    Still battling this one myself, because sure enough, eventually I got too lax and stopped checking at all. Or tracking food. And now I have to relose 15 pounds! But it sure is hard to find the right balance, isn't it? It's a tool, and just one of any at that, not the be-all, end-all! Soooo hard for me to remember sometimes! emoticon

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RUNNINGAL425 3/3/2013 10:18AM

    I will find myself being addicted to that digital readout, also. Sometimes I just give it to one of my sons and tell them to hide it for a week........and not let me have it no matter what I say......

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BECKYSFRIEND 3/3/2013 9:27AM

    emoticon emoticon I find my scale to be quite painful!

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A New Plan

Friday, February 08, 2013

I am walking each day and watching what I eat all day long, but my weight is going up instead of down. I think it's because I'm working too long each day and eating in restaurants each night. Even though I keep reading articles about making healthy choices in restaurants, the truth is this is not working for me. My new plan is to limit my restaurant visits and make myself prepare healthy food at home. Maybe I'll get back on track and save a little money as well...

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    Restaurants are not my friend either! I seem to do better when I can measure and determine calories at home. I hope you get the scale going in the right direction!!
Cathy emoticon

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BRADIA 2/8/2013 2:02PM

    What a good choice you have done.
For me, what has really worked out is dong my own cooking, measusring all my meals because that is how I can really control carbs, fat and eat the right amount of protein.
Should you need any sugestions, please do not hesitate to contact me. That's what we are here for.

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Reality Hits

Friday, February 01, 2013

I just realized how my crazy pay schedule combined with impulsivity can really derail my progress. As a teacher, I was paid on December 20 and then received my next paycheck on January 31. I thought it would be easier to eat healthy foods once I had more money for fresh fruits and vegetables. Instead, after weeks of scrimping, I got paid and headed to KFC. What was I thinking? Today I will start again and focus on healthy eating. Breakfast: Kellogg's Smart Start cereal and 1% milk. Lunch: tuna on whole wheat bread. Dinner: NOT fried food!


Tornado Alley

Thursday, January 31, 2013

So apparently it's midnight but I am winding down from Wednesday. Tornados all over Georgia today. Woke to the sirens and emergency alarms. Students spent much of today huddled under desks. Ate a healthy breakfast and packed a good lunch. Went to the chiropractor where I only cried a little. Tried to make good choices at the restaurant tonight. Thank goodness for all the articles I've been reading!

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ZRIE014 1/31/2013 12:24AM

  stay safe. keep your head down. emoticon emoticon

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Small Steps

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

So yesterday I went back to work after spending 24 hours in the ER last week. I used biofeedback techniques to keep the stress under control. I packed myself a healthy lunch to smooth my day. I stayed calm and focused even when my principal dropped by for a surprise observation. After work, I went to the chiropractor and then indulged in a sugar-free cupcake. Now if I could only sleep...


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