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Yay-Down A Pound!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Hope it's not just my scale being squirrelly (because it has issues but I changed the batteries), but I'm down a pound after a seemingly endless plateau. I think this is a turning point where my body has finally accepted that I am serious about this lifestyle change being permanent. Have a fun day, sparkfriends.

  
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RICH530 7/1/2009 3:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon A pound gone forever!!! Keep up the great work!!!
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MSTELZER 7/1/2009 12:39PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonWell done! Another lb down!!!! Great job!

Michelle

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SKYEFYR 7/1/2009 9:39AM

  Congratulations on being down a pound!

(Hey, if all it took was changing batteries, I could do that!)

*grins*

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Dealing w/A Social Event & Eating - According to Jillian

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I don't watch Biggest Loser on TV, but I do listen to Jillian on her Sunday morning radio show. This week, she gave some tips on how to cope with an event you're going to where you know you will have temptations like a buffet. She said to always eat before going so that you won't be that hungry and can control you food intake beforehand - even if it's a small meal. Once there, do not stand by the food table and graze. In other words, no trying a little of this and that. Also, she said to eat only once while at the event. Try to make healthy choices. She said to bring something healthy to contribute to the meal so you'll know there's at least one thing that you'll be able to eat. That's all I can remember, but I'm always happy to hear her advice.

  
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RICH530 6/30/2009 3:51PM

    What great advice! Thanks for sharing with us!!
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SURENDERISNOTME 6/30/2009 1:31PM

    I normally eat a snack before attending something like this event. Then I normally make a plate of the veggies and fruit they have on hand. Only one plate so that way I am not grazing. It used to be hard. I has become easier over the months.

Debbie

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MRSCAROLB2 6/30/2009 9:03AM

    I would also suggest bringing a small plate or get the dessert plate to go through the buffet. If we trick our brian that we are eating a lot we will fill fuller as well. So if your brian sees a full plate then we are tricking ourselves that we are eating a lot.

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MRSWIGGLY6 6/30/2009 6:04AM

    That is excellent advice, I think I read an article on Spark People about the same thing. Thanks for the reminder.

Marilyn

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MSTELZER 6/30/2009 2:56AM

    Thanks for sharing this with us!!!!!

Michelle

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How I Sparked Yesterday

Monday, June 29, 2009

I'm not a person who usually wears t-shirts with logos or messages. However, due to what a great tool Sparkpeople has been, I felt like giving back by buying a shirt. I wore it on a 5-mile lake walk yesterday and never realized how many people actually read t-shirt messages. It was great to spread the spark and maybe impact someone who will go home and look up the website to change their life. When I lose 5 more lbs. (out of the remaining 20), I plan to get another color shirt. Have a good day, friends.

  
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MRSWIGGLY6 6/30/2009 10:29PM

    WTG Jesse, enjoy your shirt. I can't wait to be able to get those pretty cute capris they have up. I will get there one day.


Mairlyn

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MSTELZER 6/29/2009 1:58AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonWonderful!!!!!

Michelle

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 6/29/2009 1:19AM

    Good for you Jesse. I have a spark shirt too but have only worn it twice.
Have a great week and a Happy Fourth of July.
Amy

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ARTHURTOM 6/29/2009 12:35AM

    Spread the Spark Jessie! emoticon

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How Our Thoughts Can Be a Huge Energy Drain

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The other day, I blogged about what Jillian said in last Sunday's radio show about ways to boost your energy by boosting your mental processes and I listed those. But I forgot the most important part, and found this to be very true for myself. That our thoughts and emotions - worry, sadness, thinking about scenarios that are problematic, etc - totally zap our energy and make us tired. This is energy we could be using for our healthier lifestyle. I am making a huge effort to change my thinking. That's another lifetime pattern, like eating, that will take lots of practice.

  
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SKYEFYR 6/29/2009 4:00PM

  I've found out that a situation I'm not looking forward to will be presenting itself shortly and I'm really trying to stay positive and not waste all my time and energy on the negative possibilities. It's just so hard sometimes! And I get frustrated because I know what you're saying is true and I'm only defeating myself. I'm not hurting the person causing my stress, so why am I letting it control me?

Any good ideas to really push thoughts of impending doom away?

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MSTELZER 6/28/2009 2:09AM

    It certainly does and is one of those life lessons that we are constinately re-learning! Knowledge is power though - good for you!

Michelle

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Sometimes I Crack Myself Up (Or How I Explained Nutrition in the Grocery Store Today)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Please understand that prior to 8 months ago, I didn't read or care about nutrition labels. That's what makes the following situation all the more funny to me...

I went grocery shopping this morning, and another shopper and I struck up a conversation while waiting to get a price check. Well, I pointed out the high percentage in the hamburger after she asked me about another package of Angus ground beef. The package she held up was 14 percent fat, as opposed to the other package that was a whopping 43 percent fat!!! By now, we had a small circle of interested people around us and another woman pulled me aside and thanked me for pointing that out. And said that she's now a better shopper because of that.

Well, you know, maybe I wasn't the only person who didn't pay attention to labels. And now that I do, whenever I can answer someone's question, I'm always amazed that I know the answer! (smiling) However, there is soooo much more to learn and I am a slow student when it comes to changing lifelong eating patterns. But I am determine to put one foot in front of the other and keep on keeping on.

  
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SKYEFYR 6/29/2009 3:57PM

  Congratulations on inspiring someone else!

I love striking up conversations with people who are obviously reading labels and getting their thoughts / take on things. Isn't it cool being part of the "healthy eaters" club???

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CORINA-MOMOF4 6/27/2009 3:32PM

    WTG!! Reminds me of when DD age 13 and I went to Price chopper earlier today. I (or should I say, WE) were comparing to different brands of Wheat bread... when a couple walked by us and kind of gave us a funny look... we just continued "This has 100 calories vs 110... and this has 3 fiber vs 1 fiber... " ect...

Marilyn, I SOOOO want a SP shirt!!! I've been eyeing one since I reached my ulitmate goal last November.

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MRSWIGGLY6 6/27/2009 3:14PM

    I can just see the picture now as you described. That is an awesome story to share. You might not realize it but your spreading the spark. You will find more of these situtations creep into your lifestyle.

Must of been something in the air today with the grocery scence as someone approached me in the grocery about my t-shirt I was wearing. The shirt I was wearing was my sparkpeople.com shirt. She wanted to know all about sparkpeople. So you gotta know me by now I told her all about it. tee hee!

Marilyn

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MSTELZER 6/27/2009 2:33PM

    I love it!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! Just goes to show how easily we can help others without really thinking about it at the time! You just helped some shoppers be more aware - that's wonderful!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonNicely done!!!!!!! I think this is so wonderful!!!!!

Michelle

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