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The Lightness of Being

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I feel lighter today. Despite whatever number comes up on the scale next week for my weigh-in, my body is showing signs of change and responding well to my healthier regimen. Feeling very optimistic that things are starting to head in the right direction - down!

Wishing all a fun day.

  
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LIVINGFREE19 4/22/2012 10:51AM

    I am genuinely very happy for you because I know how it feels when you feel you are spinning your wheels.
I so understand how you have been doing everything right and nothing seems to change on the damn scale! LOL!
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IAM_HIS2 4/22/2012 9:46AM

    emoticon emoticon So happy for you....love hearing your good news!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RYDERB 4/21/2012 4:15PM

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NATPLUMMER 4/21/2012 11:33AM

    AWESOME!!

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NANCY- 4/21/2012 9:47AM

    Wonderful attitude.
The scale always fluctuates. What remains are actions. Healthy choices in food and exercise nourishes us, the scale will eventually follow.
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DAREDEVILME 4/21/2012 9:46AM

    Have a wonderful day....and keep up the good work!!

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Sunflower Beverage

Friday, April 20, 2012

I found this unusual drink at my health-oriented grocery store and it was marked down enough to give it a try. It's not every day that one runs into a drink like this. It's 70 calories a cup,and tastes kinda like non-fat milk with a slightly nutty taste. Not bad. But honestly don't think I'd buy it again. Good, but not that good. (smiling)

Have begun my May goals early. Less (or no) cheese and less carbs. I think cheese will be as difficult as sugar was to eliminate because I've always been the cheese queen of the universe. We'll see.

Hey sparkfriends, have a wonderful day.

  
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LADYJAKE1 4/20/2012 8:17PM

    You are brave..... emoticon

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ALASKASKY 4/20/2012 6:24PM

    I was just going through the circulars for next week and one of the stores has my favorite cheese on sale. I usually buy two or three packs, but I decided that I'm cutting back on cheese also. emoticon

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SHERYLDS 4/20/2012 6:22PM

    if your really desperate...try soy cheese.
makes a great pizza with whole wheat pita breat, thin sliced tomatoes, thin sliced mushrooms, a little chopped basil, and soy cheese.

found myself at a Vegan health resort once (I really not vegetarian and I was surprised at how good they made the food).

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NATPLUMMER 4/20/2012 10:23AM

    It's good to try something new every once in a while. You never know.

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JOY73YL 4/20/2012 10:14AM

    I love your background. My cat has done a good job training me but right now she doesn't understand why I'm grumpy in the middle of the night and won't get up to feed her or do some silly thing for her. I'm not doing 24/7 if it isn't serious!
I would have tried the sunflower drink also -as long as it marked down to a reasonable price. Thanks for the heads up on it.

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LIVINGFREE19 4/20/2012 9:54AM

    If you want to get rid of your cheese fettish, google it and see what it is made of.
I used to always love cheese, but not anymore.
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Assessing April Goals & Setting One for May

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My April goal has been a total success and a lot easier than I imagined it would be. After a lifelong habit of eating at night (any time of night and sometimes another meal), I've managed this 26 day streak of absolutely nothing at night. Thought it would be a lot harder than this. I usually begin the next month's goal about a week ahead of time so that I get a head start.

I think that May will be to curb carbs and cheese. I do okay with carbs (but room for improvement), but tend to have more cheese than I should. I'm still deciding, but this looks like a good double goal for me.

Wishing all a fun day.

  
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LIVINGFREE19 4/20/2012 9:57AM

    I started eating at night about 2 months ago, and then i was able to kick it in the Butt within about a month. it was tough to do though.
I have found that eating walnuts does really curb my appetite.
Maybe if you eat a few walnuts at bedtime, you will see how well this works.
What works for one person though, may not always work for another as far as curbing your appetite enough.


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NANCY- 4/20/2012 8:15AM

    You are making great progress... keep on Sparking.
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DDHEART 4/19/2012 8:46PM

    Good goals and since you have done so well with these last goals I know you will do well with these as well. However.....since I'm from WI, I am thinking how impossible this would be for me!! LOL

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CATLADY52 4/19/2012 8:10PM

    emoticon on getting this far. And good luck with the cheese.

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SHERYLDS 4/19/2012 2:58PM

    emoticon congrats on the streak

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STEVENGO2 4/19/2012 1:49PM

    Way to go on your goal for April emoticon. I wish I could go with you on your cheese goal for May! I love cheese, my Mom hates cheese. I wish good fortune for your May goals. Again congrats on meeting your April goal ~ I hope it showed up on your scale too!

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JULESRULES78 4/19/2012 1:10PM

    Way to go! 26 days is awesome! Cheese is evil, and it goes so well with so many other yummy things. Good luck!

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NATPLUMMER 4/19/2012 9:49AM

    YAY for 26 days!!!
I need to curb my cheese a little myself. Good luck!

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Sing Along with Me...At lasssst...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WOOOOOOOHOOOOOO! 4 LBS DOWN! Must be a miracle! Got a new scale and I joked with the cashier yesterday that if it didn't give me the numbers I wanted, I'd bring it back for a refund. (smiling)

After whining yesterday, guess what? 4 lbs down! I even weighed on the old scale and it shows the same loss. Amazing what a difference a day makes.

I have worked hard for those lbs gone, my friends. Very very hard. And I'm hoping that my body is now getting the message that I mean business.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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NANCY- 4/20/2012 8:13AM

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YESCURLYCAN 4/19/2012 7:58AM

  *singing along with you* Congratualtions :)

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JLITT62 4/19/2012 5:05AM

    Congrats! Now stay off the thing for a week!

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EMILYJEN 4/18/2012 11:14PM

    You rock!!!!

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CATLADY52 4/18/2012 6:28PM

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LIVINGFREE19 4/18/2012 5:53PM

    Awesome my friend!
WoooooooooooHooooooooooo
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KANSASROSE67 4/18/2012 1:25PM

    Congrats! And thanks for the goodie, btw!

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HEALTHYOTTER 4/18/2012 1:19PM

    Congrats on your hard work, and being patient waiting for the scale to show it. What's your favorite non-scale victory?

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NATPLUMMER 4/18/2012 11:53AM

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FANGFACEKITTY 4/18/2012 11:36AM

    WooHoo!!! Congratulations!

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RAINYFRIDAY 4/18/2012 9:46AM

    Congrats :D

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AFTER DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

...my weekly weigh-in shows I'm UP A POUND!

This makes absolutely no sense.

  
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EMILYJEN 4/18/2012 11:13PM

    So unfair!!! Hang in there.

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LIVINGFREE19 4/18/2012 5:52PM

    Keep hanging in there, that sucks when that happens though.
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JUDI_CUTIE 4/18/2012 12:50AM

    Boy, I have had that happen many times! It can be frustrating. The most important thing is the actions you have taken, not what the scale says. It sounds like you are doing very well. I like to say: "The scale owes you!"

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SHERYLDS 4/17/2012 7:49PM

    I say ....it's the REVENGE OF THE HULA HOOP
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KANSASROSE67 4/17/2012 5:32PM

    This has been my life since January! Hang in there!

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LUXITTA 4/17/2012 3:10PM

    Could be water weight, do you watch your sodium intake?

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JULESRULES78 4/17/2012 1:28PM

    It'll go down next week. Drink water! I'm with Nat emoticon

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JULESRULES78 4/17/2012 1:19PM

    It'll go down next week. Drink water!

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NATPLUMMER 4/17/2012 12:12PM

    That's why I don't weigh myself.

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41SUSAN14 4/17/2012 12:03PM

    I stopped weighing myself - ever. (OK, at the doctor's office for normal checkups).

Your body has normal ups and downs. Water weight is evil and often!

If you eat right, and stay active, you'll be svelt in no time!


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AMARILYNH 4/17/2012 10:51AM

    I'm with Dee - stay patient!! I've had the same experience but if you keep doing what you are doing the weight WILL come off!! Plus don't just look at the scale - do you have a pair of pants that are just a little snug? More than once when I had that pair of pants, I'd try them on the week I had no loss and they would fit MUCH better!! For some weird reason it seems my body retains water when I'm really losing inches!! So for me having a pair of too tight pants to try on was a real sanity saver!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 4/17/2012 10:00AM

    Trust the process. In the long run, it works!

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KDMAMA2 4/17/2012 9:53AM

  Sometimes it doesn't make sense. Just keep doing the right things and it will work out in the end. emoticon

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JLITT62 4/17/2012 9:45AM

    I know the frustration - don't let it get to you!

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