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Changes are a comin'!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Well, today is weigh in day. I am an addict and I haven't weighed in since Thursday morning (which is amazing for me) and I do not plan to weigh again (after my 3 or 4 times today.... I mean it IS weigh in day) until maybe Wednesday (it's called babysteps).
There is a big story behind this weigh in. And it's MY blog, so I'm gonna tell it! Sunday morning I weighed in at 175.0. Monday was 175.6. But I started exercising again on Monday. So I was happy to see on Tuesday I was 174.8. Of course, since I am an addict, I weighed myself later that morning after a good workout and was 173.6. I was really happy with that because that was what was on my ticker and I didn't have to feel guilty about not recording any of the weight gain I had. Then came Wednesday: 174.2. I was disappointed, but I figured that maybe the lower number the day before was not a true reflection. I mean, I HAD just worked out and sweat a lot of water weight away, right? But when I weighed Thursday and was 176.8 I was appalled! Now I could make excuses and say I had eaten foods high in sodium (and very gassy) the night before-- which I had-- but it was still devastating.
Well... today I weigh 173.8! So there, that's my story. Kind of anti-climatic, I admit. Thanks for listening. Yeah me!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ATDMSMOM 1/6/2008 7:50PM

    I am proud of you for sticking to it. It is tough to give up the scale. I am proud of you for trying :)

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SNAILTEACHER 1/5/2008 7:35PM

    We need to start a support group! scalaholics group.
It is the hardest part of weighing in. I admit I weighed myself 3 more times today alone! HELP I need to give the scale to my neighbors!

Glad you had a good weigh in. I will try and stay off the scale until Tuesday. Okay, we both know that wont happen! I will try only 1x a day!

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My name is Amy... and I am addicted to my scale

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

I am committing to NOT weighing but once a week. Yikes! From a person who weighs 6+ times a DAY... I am definitely setting a lofty goal for myself... I'll let you know how it goes. Seriously, I weigh EVERY time I go into the bathroom where the scale resides. I find myself going in there even when I don't really have to "go". It is a sickness. But it helps keep me focused in a way. I know where I should be, where I want to be, and when i am going too high. But I know I am relying too much on the scale and would be happier if I didn't see it as often. I know that... and yet it is so hard to quit!
Just sending the question into the cosmos... how many others weigh as much as I do?
I had a really good "spark" day today. I stayed within my calories (though a bit on the high side... and not all the right foods) and found time in my hectic evening to workout for 20 minutes. I am feeling more motivated than I have in the last month or so. I'll weigh on Saturday (really, I am trying). I hope to see myself at 170 even (but it would be so nice to be lower!!!)

  
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PJANDLISA 1/3/2008 10:45AM

    Ha!!! This made me lol!!! As you know, I too am addicted. I am so looking forward to Saturday!!!!! Too funny....


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JANAY5 1/3/2008 12:27AM

    It's hard not to weigh yourself.. I weigh my self every morning once a day.. Maybe you need to move the scale.. I keep mine in the hall way under something so I just weigh once a day.. Good luck to you..

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ATDMSMOM 1/2/2008 11:17PM

    I also weigh myself all the time. It has gotten to the point that my boys think that it is a game and they do it too. I do it it keep in check. I know what I need to weigh at each moment to maintain. That way i can help myself, if I need to cut back the rest of the day. I just hope when I am at my goal weight I can put the scale away.

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EDINGERJS 1/2/2008 9:34PM

    I too am addicted to the scale. My day isn't complete unless I've weighed myself at least twice! It both helps and hurts me sometimes though. Sometimes it motivates me, others it just reminds me that I'm nowhere near my goal.

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SNAILTEACHER 1/2/2008 9:06PM

    OMG We could be sisters!
I am the same way. I can't help it. I just stepped on mine again

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Starting Over

Monday, December 31, 2007

It is hard to do well when you are away from your own kitchen and surrounded by temptation. I know I am not alone in this, but this Christmas season seemed so much busier (and heavier) than before. I literally spent every evening for the last week and a half away from home. But today I recommit. I have already exercised for 40 minutes today. I am beginning to feel like my old "spark" self! No need for resolutions... they never last. I always take them like suggestions. This is my life. I am recommitting to exercise and eat right. This time, my husband is joining the bandwagon. 155 here I am come! And (wink, wink) I won't stop there!

  
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ATDMSMOM 12/31/2007 2:03PM

    It is awesome that your husband is joining you. It helps so much when we have support in the form of joining in. Good luck towards your goal weight. I am backing you 100%.

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Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

This is a wonderful and joyous season, full of faith, family, friends... and FOOD! My prayer is to be able to get through the next two weeks (which for me includes Christmas, my son's birthday, and my anniversary!) with no damage. I have made it this far and I don't intend to lose ground. My prayer is also for my sparkpals to have a happy holiday! I am sending skinny thoughts to you all! Together, we'll get through this busy season and continue our journey to healthiness! Merry Christmas!

  


A new dedication

Monday, December 10, 2007

My sparkpal and I have a new commitment. We have challenged each other to 210 minutes of exercise, a minimum of 8 glasses a day, sticking to our calorie range, and getting in at least 2 veggies or fruit a day. Sounds so easy. But even a challenge like this requires dedication I haven't had since the school year began. It has been 4 days and I stink at this commitment challenge. Summer Amy had it down pat, work Amy has some revamping to do!
So I am putting it in writing for the world to see, my new dedication: some form of exercise everyday (it has to be 60 minutes to meet my goal with Lisa); water, water, water; and EAT RIGHT! I have to plan ahead (it was so easy this summer) and stay away from the sweets my assistnat brings each day (it is out of love and kindness, she has no idea she is a tool for the devil!). I cannot meet my goal for the end of the year if I continue at the current rate. Check on me in a week, will ya?

  
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ATDMSMOM 12/11/2007 6:27AM

    Good for you. You can do it. I will even join you :)

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PJANDLISA 12/10/2007 8:36PM

    Yeah!! For us...you can do it!!!! And me too!


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AKAYCAT 12/10/2007 8:25PM

    You can do it! It takes that written and verbal commitment. I found when I posted the goals around the house - I did better. I have since taken them down - but I think I am going to post my new goals. GO FOR IT!

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