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SparkCoach: Daily Community Task - End of Plateau Busters Program

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Daily Community Task
Write a blog about where you want to go from here now that your plateau-busting program has come to a close. What did you think about the program? What strategies did you learn from it? Write out your thoughts on your experience, and plan what your next step will be in your weight-loss journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Where do you want to go from here now that your plateau-busting program has come to a close? emoticon
I want to continue the program. I'm a bit sad that this program was only 28 days. I've completed all the other spark coach programs as well. I'll probably restart one of the SparkCoach programs. I really love it. It keeps me checking in every day.

What did you think about the program? emoticon
I love the program. I especially loved taking note of non-scale victories every day. It helped me not focus on the scale too much and focus on other things to keep me going. I also think it worked! I think I've busted my plateau but I won't be sure for a few weeks now. I can easily gain weight and stale out. And that's ok, I'm still not giving up.

What strategies did you learn from it? emoticon
Non scale victories
Dangers of working out too hard
How to get the most out of my work outs

Write out your thoughts on your experience, and plan what your next step will be in your weight-loss journey! emoticon
My Next Step it to just keep going and start another program over.


emoticon Side note: I worked 11 hours and plan to work another 11 hours today AND go to the gym. A bit ambitous I know, We'll see if I can do it! Thanks in advance to all my Spark Friends for reading my blog and all the support!

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

_VALEO_ 9/15/2013 3:29AM

    Good job on completing the program! emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 9/12/2013 7:18AM

    Counting on you to go to the gym, even if it is for 30 minutes. Fight for Fitness.

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CATTUTT 9/11/2013 2:04PM

    Wow you're gonna be busy! Good luck!

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OverTime Fears: OPERATION STAYING ON A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TRACK

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

emoticon I'm working overtime this week. I signed up for Overtime this week which means I'll be working from 8am to 7pm with a one hour lunch. I'm worried because I haven't worked OT in over a year (That's the last time my job offered OT) and the overtime work I'm doing is new to me. But my biggest fear is of it getting in the way of my healthy life style, affecting my sleep, gym time, work outs, quality of food. The thing is I need the money.

emoticon So my action plan is this:

emoticon Sleep/Work Outs: To still go to bed at my normal time and not let myself get "pushed back" due to getting home later

emoticon Gym: To still go to the gym Wednesday and Friday (or Saturday) and to make sure I walk on all my breaks so I can get all my fitbit steps in.

emoticon Quality of foods: Stock up and bring lots of healthy snacks to work so I'm not overly hungry by the time I get off work and still have enough energy to hit the gym, cause If I'm hungry it's not happening. Also if I'm ravenous I'm more likely to hit the fast food joints, and I will NOT let that happen!

emoticon OPERATION STAYING ON A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TRACK is in full effect! Any ideas or suggestions to stay on track during you most stressful times? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SWEETNEEY 9/11/2013 6:56AM

    Have your water handy so you can easily get your cups in and also when you need to ward off the munchies.

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_VALEO_ 9/10/2013 4:10PM

    Your plan is very well thought out! It's only for one week, do your best, and don't beat yourself up! ;)

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KELLIEBEAN 9/10/2013 2:12PM

    Sounds like you have all your bases covered. Excellent plan, just follow through and you will be fine!

Good luck!

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BESCATS 9/10/2013 2:10PM

    It looks to me that you know what you have to do, and that you have a great plan in place for keeping up with your healthy lifestyle.

It is very important to keep a regular sleep schedule !!

It will be good to get up and stretch, walk, etc. during any break that you have. This will also help to relieve any stress.

And those healthy snacks you will have on hand will definitely help you stay on track, and keep you from getting to hungry.

Sounds like a great plan to me. emoticon

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Changed up some SparkPeople Scale Data

Monday, September 09, 2013

I adjusted some of my sparkpeople weight data. Originally I had entered that my starting weight was 272 and I wanted to get to 172 pounds. Well 272 is the highest I've ever weighed in at a doctor's office, and not what I weighed when I started sparkpeople. So I adjusted my numbers to what I weighed when I started sparkpeople and that is 260. I also changed my ultimate goal weight to 145.

I don't know if this will help or hurt me but it's a little like starting over again. Maybe I'm paying too much attention to the numbers. IDK. So if you're wondering at one time it said I lost 30 pounds but now It my SparkPage shows I've lost 20 well that's why. Do people notice those things?

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

_VALEO_ 9/10/2013 4:12PM

    It's always good to have a starting point and a goal in mind.
You have to do what is best for you! And you did it! Kudos!

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SWEETNEEY 9/10/2013 6:49AM

    No, you're happiness is more important to me.

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BIGPAWSUP 9/9/2013 7:22PM

    I've changed mine several times to reflect where I am at.

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KELLIEBEAN 9/9/2013 4:21PM

    Personally I do not pay that much attention. I like to look at pictures and read the blogs to see how people are doing, I'm not hung up on "hey, didn't you say..."

As long you keep moving forward, it's all good. Adjustments from time to time need to be made.

Great pics. Can't be in a bad mood with that face!

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SUNSHINE99999 9/9/2013 3:25PM

  you can do it. emoticon emoticon

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SUZIPAM1 9/9/2013 3:21PM

    you brave and you have the power to make this happen

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SparkCoach Daily Community Task: Last Setback

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Daily Community Task

Write a blog about the last setback you faced. How did you overcome it, and what did you learn from it? Did you handle the situation in the best way that you could have, or would you go about it in a different way now?

The last setback I had was when I had surgery. The pain medicines made me hungry all the time and I couldn't exercise. I gained 15 pounds. Since then I've lost all the post surgery weight but it was hard. To get back on track I started slow with just writing down my food in the sparkpeople food journal, then I just started walking on all my breaks at work and increased my activity from there.

How did you overcome it, and what did you learn from it?
I just started over and decided not to give up

Did you handle the situation in the best way that you could have, or would you go about it in a different way now?
I think I did good by getting back on track

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

_VALEO_ 9/10/2013 4:14PM

    Way to go! Congrats on losing back all that weight and on never giving up!

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BIGPAWSUP 9/9/2013 2:07PM

    Congrats!

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SWEETNEEY 9/9/2013 9:48AM

    It is great you are doing the task. I'll have to think about that challenge- i need an anchor.

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BESCATS 9/8/2013 2:14PM

    Yes, you certainly did overcome, and get back on track. emoticon

Staying positive, and knowing that you had to take those baby steps after your surgery made a big difference. You're awesome !!

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CATTUTT 9/8/2013 1:41PM

    Oh man, surgery is enough to get anyone off track. Glad you got back on and got rid of that extra weight, though! Great job!

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Saturday Stuff

Saturday, September 07, 2013

I went on a dog walk with my 3 little ones. I was hesitant because I had to go alone. Hubby has school on Saturdays for the next 8 weeks. It went great! I think we might make it a thing. I consider this a non-scale victory. I don't think I could have kept up with all 3 by my self. I used to be able to take all 3 with me alone when my hubby was in the military but that was many years and many pounds ago. Feeling great?

Any weekend plans?


(Picture to follow, I'm on my phone)
Update: Follow up pictures

This is from left to right Daphne (age 7), Eddie (age 13) and Niles(age6)

This is Niles after the walk, He's ok just tuckered out in the front seat of the car

This is Eddie, After our walk I dropped off the doggies at home and took just Eddie to have lunch with my brother. Eddie is my oldest at 13 years old. Sometimes I take him out with out the younger two. He likes it when it's just me and him. The cafe we went to is very dog friendly and provided dog bowls, water and doggy treats.
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This is Daphne with Eddie photobombing her in the back round. Daphne is my baby girl.

This is another picture of Daphne. These are my kids.


And now your daily Dave Matthews

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CATTUTT 9/9/2013 9:47AM

    Love the new pics! Such adorable babies you have!

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BESCATS 9/8/2013 2:48PM

    Glad you added the photos. Your babies are so cute. Love the picture of Niles. He is a tired boy. I bed Eddie enjoyed his alone time with his Mommy, and Dapne is sweet in her picture pose.

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SWEETNEEY 9/8/2013 9:59AM

    oh the dogs are adorable. You have company to exercise.

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CATTUTT 9/7/2013 10:17PM

    Your dogs are adorable! Sounds like you and the pups enjoyed the walk, so that's pretty good reason to do it again!

Have a good weekend!

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MAW_OH 9/7/2013 9:02PM

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JENS1974 9/7/2013 9:00PM

    Way to go! That's an awesome way to get a work out in!

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BESCATS 9/7/2013 4:30PM

    Good job, and I bet your little sweeties loved it ~ a day with Mommy !!!
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BIGPAWSUP 9/7/2013 4:15PM

    Great job!

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_VALEO_ 9/7/2013 3:02PM

    Edited now that I see the pics: Good job on walking with your dogs! emoticon

Comment edited on: 9/8/2013 5:07:57 AM

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