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SparkCoach Challenge: Post a current picture 08-18-13

Sunday, August 18, 2013

No matter where you are in your journey, take a progress picture of your body and post it on your SparkPage. That way, you'll be able to refer back to it later and see how many inches you've lost!

The theory behind this is to take pictures of yourself periodically to remind yourself of your progress. It's to be used as a non-scale indicator of your progress.

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SWEETNEEY 8/19/2013 4:26AM

    I plan to take a studio photo Thursday - haven't done that in almost 9 years. When i was in my 20's every year I'd take a photo, but I know that since I had my son and gained alot of weight I've been reluctant to take photos. I will also get my son to take a photo of me to track my weight loss progress.

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BIGPAWSUP 8/18/2013 9:55PM

    Cool!!! Visual records of where you have been and where you are going can be very powerful.

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SparkCoach: Daily Community Task: Write a blog about your plateau

Friday, August 16, 2013

Write a blog about your plateau. How long have you been stuck in a plateau? What have you done so far to try and overcome it? Within your blog, make a commitment to stick with your 4-week plateau-busting plan.

I'm not sure If I'm stuck in a plateau for sure. I haven't been able to break the 240 lb mark. I've been bouncing between 241 and 251 for 8 months now. I've been eating right, exercising and staying within my calories but I've been stuck. I think its because I've been getting sick a lot and had surgery this year and last year. I'm also not sleeping well and need a C-pap machine but haven't had the time to get a sleep study completed.

So far I've tried to overcome this by just sticking with the Spark Plan. Trying to stay active in the spark community and to keep moving is what I've been trying to do to overcome this rut.

Today I am making a commitment to stick with my 4-week SparkCoach plateau busting plan!

I messed up yesterday though, I forgot my fitbit at home (First time in months) and then I over ate, ok binged, whatever. I went over my calories by 1000 cals. I know because I still counted. I just couldn’t' stop eating. I think it might be due to my antibiotics. I'm not sure. But I will fight it today, and even though I don't feel like exercising I will go to the gym after work. I haven't binged since August 1st and before that not since June. So I guess you can saw I do that about once or twice a month, and its always at home, when I'm bored.

I have an action plan against it It just fails me every once in a while. Or I fail myself. But I've learned to forgive myself. Its all a part of the journey I guess. I used to binge all the time, that's how I got chubs. So I think I'm getting better.

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BIGPAWSUP 8/16/2013 4:28PM

    You can do this. Biusting through a plateau is tough - but you are tougher!

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Dave's of the Week (Dave Matthews Fan Collage)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Yup I made this!

“Sweet like candy to my soul, sweet you rock, and sweet you roll.”
¯ Dave Matthews Band

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DOCKO56 8/26/2013 9:47PM

    Wish I could get it blown up a little bigger! Would like to look at it closer! Leaving Wednesday evening for 3 nights of DMB at the Gorge with my daughter! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Always on the mend

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I've figured out that when you have an auto-immune disorder with no cure you're always going to be on the mend. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired but I'm not ready to give up.

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BIGPAWSUP 8/15/2013 10:32AM

    Do what you can when you can. Just don't give up on yourself. You are SO worth it!

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SWEETNEEY 8/15/2013 2:56AM

    This is to make your life interesting

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SWANATOPIA 8/15/2013 12:16AM


Thinking of you!

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PENNYPEARLS 8/14/2013 11:06PM

    Hang in there. emoticon emoticon

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MARYANNB25 8/14/2013 11:02PM

    emoticon You will feel better before you know it.

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SparkCoach: Daily Community Task 08/13/2013 Write down some of your long-term goals for the next few

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Healthy Goals
1) To run in a 5 K
2) To fit into a size 16 jeans comfortably (Right now I'm a 22)
3) To get my A1C to 5 or below

Financial Goals
1) be $10,000 lower in credit card debt
2) buy a house
3) Save $1000 for a rainy day

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FORESTPAL 8/13/2013 11:01PM

    My goals are to get down to 167 by end of month. Do my exercises regularly enough to become a habit.

I also need to get credit card debt down, and stop buying "stuff". I have a house, but need to improve keeping it up, and less cluttered.

That's plenty for me to do. You are super ambitious. Best luck to both of us.

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