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Another Thing I Make Myself Do While Sparking

Monday, March 23, 2009

I recently blogged about adding water while I'm on this website. That is, while on SP, the rule is that I have to be drinking water. Yesterday, I came up with an additional component. It's been two months since I first logged onto the Sparkpeople site and ,as much as it's wonderful, I've been spending more time on the computer than I thought I would. So, I put my mini-cycle under my desk and when I spark, I pedal. It's worked out great and now those minutes that fly by are being used to maximum benefit.

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SPARKHOPE 3/23/2009 6:57PM

    emoticon Great idea! I need one of those things.

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TRYINGHARD1948 3/23/2009 5:09PM

    Well done on the lateral thinking. You're not wasting one moment. All the best.

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ARTHURTOM 3/23/2009 4:37PM

    A true multi-tasker! Way to go!

Keep on rollin' & sparkin'!!!


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MINDY1968 3/23/2009 11:06AM

    great idea!! I also spend too much time on the computer......the water thing is perfect for me, lol it might even make me spend LESS time online since I'll be in the bathroom after awhile of drinking and sparking!!

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MARSHA74 3/23/2009 11:00AM

    what a fantastic idea!!!! the water one is good too, i shall be doing that from now on!!
i can picture it now, thousands of women around the world at their pc's...drinking, pedalling and working on their pelvic floors all at the same time!!.. god i hope no one is watching!!.. haha x emoticon

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Weary but Not Discouraged

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sometimes I wish that I could wave a magic wand and be at goal. I just get tired of paying such close attention to weight all of the time. Not to be mistaken for discouragement, because I'm not. But I do get tired of caring about all of the details along this adventure.

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SPARKLESSENCE 3/22/2009 7:33PM

    Yeah...all the tracking, weighing, measuring, forethought - it does get a little old, doesn't it? I think ARTHURTOM's got the right idea here, though...we (me too!) need to find some joy in the journey. You've lost so much would it be to go back and look at earlier pictures of yourself, even those which predate your initial involvement with the other online weight-loss program? There's nothing quite like visually bringing it home... For myself, I know I need to scare up some good new recipes to keep the grub interesting... but whether it's different exercise or some other change of fitness scenery, a little change might be in order... - Sara emoticon

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ARTHURTOM 3/22/2009 10:43AM

    When you're done with that magic wand I want to use it for a few things!

Seriously...try to find joy in your journey because all of the joy does not lay at the destination. Your hard work will be satisfying to you once you are at your goal...but seriously...try to enjoy the journey, it will make the goal that much sweeter.


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Here Comes a Major Challenge

Saturday, March 21, 2009

As I'm starting to do more professional networking, I find that most of these business events meet at restaurants and everything centers around meals. I know that I'm capable of ordering healthy things, but I don't want to eat every time I'm out. And there are triggers everywhere - all kinds of sweet stuff and other total garbage - that I just don't care to watch everyone stuff into their mouths. Why does everything in this society center around food and (usually) overeating? emoticon

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7REBACCA7 3/21/2009 10:42AM


I agree why do so many people have to eat every where they go i think personally it is because so many addicted to sugar in our society. Sugar increases our appetites and binging .We wouln't let people tell us what to wear so why let them influence what we eat it also gets easier the longer we stick to our decisions be such a brillent conversationlist,or so knowledgeable on what they are talking about that they think you are too interested to eat.If all else fails whatever tempts you the most say I am allergic to that.You are not lying we break out in fat.Hee hee emoticon

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ARTHURTOM 3/21/2009 8:09AM

    Take a lot of sugar free Trident with you and just chew gum? Maybe not...professional networkers might take objection to you chewing gum as opposed to stuffing your kisser full of food.

What happened to the good old days when black coffee and cigarettes would do for a meeting?

It's difficult as the other person who left a comment has stated. You just have to go low and eat very little of it and throw out what you don't eat/need.

I find as I drive my taxi, the closer it is to bar closing time, the more that people want to go through the Taco Bell drive through and order food not only for them but for me also. I always refuse as Taco Bell food is not even remotely close on my radar, but some rather insistent sorts go ahead and order me food anyway. If they do that, after I drop them off I just take the food by a bus stop where a homeless person may be camped out and give them the food. Works for me and them too.

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BINEMELLES 3/21/2009 5:08AM

    i think this is a very crucial question. eating and drinking has become the go-to ritual we rely on for every occasion - sports events, holidays, relaxation, comfort, socializing and business. it will stay hard to engage in a healthier lifestyle as long as the awareness of this has not changed.
but i think we can do the best we can to make people aware of this, and to bring up alternatives. change takes time, but we can still work on it.

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Another Pound Bites the Dust! (And Happy First Day of Spring)

Friday, March 20, 2009

What a way to welcome the first day of Spring! Scale showed me another pound gone, gone, gone. And now I'm into the next set of lower numbers - hooray, hooray, I'm thrilled today! emoticon

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AMALAVITA 3/21/2009 11:30PM

    Adding to your joy... Happy, Happy! So happy for you! Keep it up Slimmer Jesse!

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BEFIT014 3/21/2009 8:22AM

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H-2-OH 3/20/2009 12:40PM

    Awesome! Me, too!
We're doing it!

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BINEMELLES 3/20/2009 12:23PM

    emoticoni'm so excited for you!
and happy 1st day of spring to you as well!

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MARSHA74 3/20/2009 11:54AM

    wahooo.... its going down....down......down!!!!!!!!!!!R>well done emoticon

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HEALINGHANDS615 3/20/2009 10:50AM

    YAY! Good for you1 more gone forever! I'm so glad it's spring - enjoy your day.


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7REBACCA7 3/20/2009 10:19AM

I am so excited about spring.I absolutely love it . This is my 5 th week off sugar this time i am a leader in Michigan of Food and Sugar Addiction team . Although we are from all over we have 906 members now.I lost 80 lbs beging with sugar withdrawel so many needs are being met through are Spark Team here i am new to this site and looking for ward to meeting you all emoticon emoticon

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Realization from 14 lb Cat Litter and 8 lb Cat Food

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Iwent to Target yesterday to pick up some food and litter for my furry friends. Realizing I didn't have a cart, no problem, I'd carry the 14 lb. package of cat litter in one hand and the 8 lb bag of food in the other. WOW! 22 lbs. made me tired quickly as I walked around the store, and I had to smile with relief that I've given my body a wonderful gift by removing 30 lbs so far. I can only imagine how it made all my organs work so much harder having all that extra poundage hanging on my bones. So, if that reminder wasn't terrific enough in feeling the lightness of being, I then flashed on this thought, "Imagine what you'll feel like with this last 20 lbs off!" As I put everything down at the cash register, I could feel what that last 20 lost will be like - heavenly!

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CARILOUIE 3/19/2009 6:04PM

    What a great way to think of how far you've come. Whenever I think that my weight loss isn't enough yet, I lift that much at the gym, and now I will lift that much in potatoes next time I go grocery shopping.
Wahoo! Off to the gym.

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ENGLISHROSE84 3/19/2009 10:39AM

    Oh my goodness, I hadn't thought of it like that!
I'm only just starting out so have no comparisons just yet but you can be sure that when I do I'm off to the supermarket to carry things around! I might look strange but wow what an accomplishment!

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BINEMELLES 3/19/2009 10:16AM

    this is a wonderful realization, isn't it? i had a few similar epiphanies at different stages of my weight loss journey.
just last week i carried a box of almost 50 lbs of old papers down the stairs to trash, and i tried to remember what it was like to carry that weight on my bones.
made me want to just take off and fly!

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RECREATING_SUZY 3/19/2009 10:12AM

    Ahhh, doesn't it just feel wonderful to realize how far you have come already? Wow, thirty pounds released and just 20 more to go!!! Keep up the great work !!


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HELLCAT_13 3/19/2009 10:05AM

    Ha! I love your post :) I'm down 30 pounds too, but I hadn't really considered what it meant until a friend said to me "Consider a 10-lb bag of potatoes. Now think of 3 of them. That's what you've lost from your body." When you put it in that perspective (be it potatoes or litter or what have you) it really makes you proud of what you've accomplished, y'know? Congrats on your loss, and keep it up!

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