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Throwing a Tantrum on Weigh-In Day

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Today's weigh-in was a bit disappointing at the same number as last week. I know, I know, I won't focus on it. But it's still a bummer of a disappointment.

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JLITT62 5/17/2012 5:01AM

    Remember, you're only allowed sn hr to pout!

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DJ4HEALTH 5/17/2012 12:00AM

    Go by how your clothes feel too. You maybe gaining muscles and that weight more than fat. Your clothes will tell you too that you are losing weight.

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NATPLUMMER 5/16/2012 7:09PM

    It's better than it going up.

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RYDERB 5/16/2012 5:17PM

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Smelling Can Trick Your Brain?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Last week, I read a book called "Cut the Crap." Among some of his advice was something he states has been substantiated by studies.

If we sniff delicious food, it tricks our brain into thinking we've eaten it. Honestly, I doubt that would work for me as I have too much stimulus/response going on. That is, I smell something yummy, and I want to eat it.

Hope all are having a happy day.

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NANCY- 5/16/2012 2:27PM

    The author of "Cut the Crap." should talk to supermarkets that place the bakery dept near the store entrance as a marketing strategy. Wonder how big the studies were and and if they used normal humans. :)

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DJ4HEALTH 5/15/2012 10:56PM

    Never tried it but it is suppose to work.

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GODZDESIGN95 5/15/2012 6:47PM

    what?? that would never work for me. If I smell it I want to eat it. Cut the crap indeed.LOL.

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NATPLUMMER 5/15/2012 3:11PM

    I don't think it would work for me, either. I'll have to try it sometime to see, though.

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What A Grazer I Am! (Was?)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Now that I am leaving cut veggies in-view all day to snack on, I realize that the very behavior of putting something in my mouth, chewing, swallowing, and then eating more, is such a habit. And how used to it I was, even quite awhile after joining SP. Now when I pop some celery, I know that I'm solving the grazing issue with low calories and no residual damage. I also see that the behavior is diminishing.

Wishing all a happy day.

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NANCY- 5/15/2012 1:10PM

What an amazing solution. I need to follow your lead.

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Roasted Seaweed

Friday, May 11, 2012

In the spirit of adventure, I bought a tiny snack that I'm going to try this weekend - roasted seaweed. I'm sure it won't become a staple, but I'll check it out.

Have a fun day and Happy Mother's Day weekend.

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YESCURLYCAN 5/14/2012 1:54AM

  I was at an Asian market recently and tried some fried(?) seaweed and it wasn't bad. Way better than I expected it to taste that's for sure lol. Let's us know what you think :)

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NANCY- 5/13/2012 10:27AM

    Happy Mother's Day!
WTG on trying new things. I had a seaweed salad that I found I loved. I cannot wait to hear your opinion on the roasted seaweed.

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    i don't like it plain, but i do like a bit of it torn up into stirfrys & soups & salad kinds of things where it blends into the medley of other food... so i still get the sparktacular nutrition from it but not the heavy flavor or texture...

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CATLADY52 5/11/2012 7:02PM

    You are more adventurous than me. But it may actually taste ok. emoticon

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LUCYJOY 5/11/2012 4:49PM

    Brave, brave lady-I don't think I could even make myself try it!

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NATPLUMMER 5/11/2012 11:27AM

    I'm not a seaweed fan but I know many who are.

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Yoga's Not for Me

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Having heard so many people rave about the benefits of Yoga, I had two DVD's on Netflix that I tried yesterday. For a long time, I've wanted to get into Yoga. (or so I thought)

Had to laugh at myself because I just didn't like it at all - immediately. What was funny is that it was like a piece of clothing that didn't fit. It's just not appealing at all and I didn't even make myself struggle through it. Maybe it's an acquired taste.

Wishing all a fun day.

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NANCY- 5/13/2012 10:25AM

    I like hawtha yoga. It is a gentle slower kind.
There are other kinds that are more vigorous.
I'll have to check out what is on Netflix.

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41SUSAN14 5/12/2012 2:12AM

    Find what you DO like!

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CMAROTICH 5/11/2012 12:23PM

    try a yoga class, it's much more fun than a DVD. I wish I did MORE yoga! When I do it consistently, I feel like my posture is better, things don't "crack" and "pop" as much, and I felt much calmer...Good luck!

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NEVERMIND2010 5/11/2012 3:03AM

    I will second or third the commenters that say it is different with a teacher than with a dvd, and I will say that some teachers are better or more in tune with you and vice versa than others. Also there are many different types of yoga, or alternatives that offer some of the same benefits, such as tai chi or pilates.

Keep looking until you find what works for you. Good luck!

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KTMAE2006 5/10/2012 11:09PM

    I've attempted yoga dvds and haven't found much success. However, I've tried two different yoga studios. One was awesome, every class I tried there was amazing. The other was a yoga class at a gym, and it was not awesome and I didn't enjoy it. I think you should just do what you enjoy!

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LIVINGFREE19 5/10/2012 5:46PM

    I got a DVD of it and i haven't used it yet, but I hope I like it since I already bought the DVD!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 5/10/2012 4:18PM

  I don't like it at all.

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BROOKANNE150 5/10/2012 4:18PM

    I just wanted to leave a little note of encouragement and say this: There are many, many different types of yoga, maybe you just need to try something else? I am a hatha/anusara yoga student and practitioner. I didn't really get it until I took a class. It was easier for me to have a back and forth with someone, instead of trying to look at a DVD and do poses at the same time. Also, if the first yoga you try is Ashtanga or power yoga, it can be discouraging. Of course, you might know all of this already!


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NATPLUMMER 5/10/2012 4:15PM

    It's certainly not my favorite thing to do but the more I do it, the less I hate it.

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