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One Week After The Huge Crash

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Last week, for the first time in 10 months, I went on a 3-day food bender. In retrospect, it was nothing like what I used to eat on a normal day. My overeating did not entail sweets, or anything similar. It was just being hungry and eating a lot more than usual of healthy things. No matter, I know that too much of anything is still, well, too much. Immediately after that fiasco, the scale said I'd gained 6 lbs. No way. I've been having accuracy issues with my scale, so I didn't completely panic. One week later, the weigh-in shows that I am down to my regular weight, plus two pounds that vary anyway. Thankfully, I haven't lost too much ground as I've had a week feeling discouraged with that number 6 flashing before my eyes. But I've kept active, been back on track, and am feeling positive about my potential progress again.

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HICALGAL 8/16/2009 7:48AM

    congrats! we sometimes mistake healthy lifestyle with perfect lifestyle. a slip up is part of life. congrats for getting back on track and doing what needed to be done. emoticon

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PEDIPOD 8/15/2009 10:23PM

    Congratulations both for not completely OD'ing and for getting back on track. Both great achievements that attest to the success of your changed habits!

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KIZIDOG 8/15/2009 3:02PM

    Good job on getting back up and getting back to work. It takes all of us to work together on this journey. I'm glad that you didn't get too far off track and that you are positive about it and working hard to do what we know is healthy. Star emoticon

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GILLIANMASTERS 8/15/2009 12:50PM

    Great attitude. Many would have been upset after bingeing, and given up. You did great!!

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RICH530 8/15/2009 11:34AM

    Good for you!! Getting back on track makes you feel good doesn't it!!!! Keep up the good work!!
emoticon Lee

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/15/2009 10:37AM

    be positive baby steps. you can do this. emoticon

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Stress, Cortisol and Weight Loss

Friday, August 14, 2009

It seems that I have heard this report several times lately and maybe the Cosmos is trying to give me a message. (smiling) That is, stress produces higher levels of cortisol which inhibits weight loss. My level has been off the charts for a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time (longer than I want to admit to myself), and even though I thought I was managing it, not so. I really do feel that this has been a huge impediment to my progress and have to implement a program that combines several things to deal more effectively with stress. It's not something you can just wait to subside as life is seldom like that. At least not my life. (smiling again) Have a great day, sparkfriends. (p.s. I missed the meteor showers on Wednesday night. Did anyone catch the sky show?)

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SLCB1023 8/14/2009 8:30PM

    I KNOW stress is a problem for me. I have been under a tremendous amount of stress at work for the last 6 months and my weight loss has slowed to a turtle crawl. I try and deal with the stress by exercising the heck out of my body LOL. Walking or working out at the gym make me mellow as a kitten. emoticon emoticon

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RICH530 8/14/2009 3:21PM

    You are right! Stress does not take a vacation is with you in some form all the time!! The trick is to learn how to deal with it. For everyone the answer is different.
It was too cloudy here to see the meteors!! :-(
emoticon Lee

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FLMOMX2 8/14/2009 1:14PM

    I can relate to the stress issue. I'm trying to burn my stress with exercise, most of the time. I too missed the sky show. emoticon

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KLEE46 8/14/2009 11:31AM

    Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts, and I have reached for too many in the past. As a former dietician told me, "You did not get your figure from chewing air."

I have found a few anti stress activities that work for me: meditation and clearing of interfering energies, EFT-emotional freedom techniques take the edge off anxiety (fear of loss in the future), Reiki energy work calms and balances me, a half hour of WATP exercise takes the edge off and the extra oxygen gives me clarity, hypnosis tracks help me in self improvement and relaxed breathing, breath work for calming and centering, special music, tub baths when I could take them, jacuzzis, laughter and play and friends that are good listeners. I know that life works and you will find the perfect solutions for you.


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Not Getting My Email Notifications of Postings, Goodies, Etc.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yes, I'm signed up to get them on my page, and have been getting them until yesterday. I feel disconnected and not able to respond to blogs and other things. Anyone else having this problem? Guess I'll give it another day and see what happens. Wishing all my friends a great day. (NOTE: It's working now. Thanks sparkfriends.)

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BUGLET- 8/13/2009 6:30PM

    Yesterday I got no spark emails about anything, not just the posts but emails, new member notification, it told me I wasn't a member of a team that I lead so I had to rejoin the team. The whole ball of wax. I know someone else having that yesterday also. It's fixed no.

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RICH530 8/13/2009 2:50PM

    Definitely let tech help know! They should be able to help you out! Let us know if you get the problem solved!!
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MARTY19 8/13/2009 9:45AM

    I had this problem last summer. Come to find out, Comcast had a block on Spark. I emailed SP tech support, and they and I called Comcast. It got cleared up and then it happened again in late fall. At that point I switched to yahoo mail and haven't had a problem again. Email tech support yourself and bring the problem to their attetion. Also call your internet provider.


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NOCALORIES 8/13/2009 2:38AM

    This needs attention. You are vital and need to be informed. You are a strong contributor to Sparkpeople. It is like the halfback is out of the huddle and doesn't know the play the quarterback has called. We want to win. Let's hope you can get back in the huddle soon.

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DWROBERGE 8/13/2009 12:35AM

    I dfind that I have been getting fewer email daily too. I am at a loss to get this type of question answered easily when problems occur.

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Forgiving Myself

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'm so kind and caring to others, but not so much to myself. Oh sure, I do nice things for myself, but when it comes to forgiveness for the 3 days of eating rebellion, I have to really work on letting it go. I'm a tough taskmaster and have to learn to be more gentle and patient and get out of my own way. On another topic, I'm not getting notified when there's a blog response or when given a goodie. I've been notified by email prior to today, so not sure what's up.

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H-2-OH 8/13/2009 8:49PM

    We ARE our own worst critic. I don't know why, but we are. It's always something on my mind now when any negative self talk starts. Would I talk to anybody Else that way?!

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RICH530 8/12/2009 9:05AM

    We all tend to be harder on ourselfs than on others. Keep those positive thoughs and remember to leave yesterday there and move forward everyday!!! It takes some practice but you can do it!! Every day in a new day!!
emoticon Lee

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HICALGAL 8/12/2009 1:56AM

    i had the same thing with me. i stopped expecting myself to live a perfect lifestyle and remembered that i'm going for healthy lifestyle and that i'm only human. also realized i deserved the same compassion and support i give to others and that i'm my own best cheerleader.

on getting notifications on your blogs, etc.

click on edit your page and on the top right hand side make sure the box is checked off for:

Email me when I receive a comment (on my page, a photo, or blog) or SparkGoodie

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WANDAC2013 8/12/2009 12:48AM

    I think it is really common for people to forgive others more easily than they forgive themselves. Someone I heard speaking about this once said that it is a form of arrogance. Sounds weird, huh? But, to me it makes sense; by forgiving others but not ourselves, we are putting ourselves higher than others, thinking that we are better than and should always do better than others. That really hit me. Maybe it will help you too. Good luck on your journey!

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The Lake Walk & What I Learned from My 3 Days of Crash & Burn

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Okay, so I went on a 3-day eating bender last weekend after being a REAL good girl for 10 months now. It was a turning point where I just wanted to quit everything. And I blogged yesterday about what I learned from failure - including forgiving myself and letting it go. On Sunday, I met a friend I'd not seen for about a month and we were meeting to do a 5-mile walk around the lake. When she got out of her car, she exclaimed, "Look at you... wow! You're so thin!" Now, I'm not where I need/want to be, but her observation helped put everything into perspective as I realized that I needed to just let the days of pigging out go and concentrate how much better I'm feeling than 10 months ago. And that I really don't want to ever be fat again. Of course, I knew I was going to be paying the piper on the scale for this morning's weigh-in. But that's another story for another day - maybe tomorrow. (smiling) Thanks again to all of the great encouragement from my sparkfriends.

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JAZZYJUDE 8/11/2009 5:26PM

    GREAT blog my dear! Doesn't it just gives you the 'motor' to keep going when someone comments on you? YEAH!! It's ok to 'let down your hair' after 10 months of learning how to eat healthier. This may also be a good 'kick start' in moving forward too!

One day, I will take your offer in walking around that Lake. I haven't done a 5-mile walk all at once. I can do 3.5 miles though!

Keep the focus - you are doing fantastic!
emoticon Jazzy!!

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DDHEART 8/11/2009 10:55AM

    Perspective...........hard to maintain but so important.....that's partly what can lead us into those days of eating. Just went through a few of my own and yes, it's hard to shake it off and move on. Thanks for a good blog.

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HICALGAL 8/11/2009 10:34AM

    what's a few lbs compared to 10 months of taking care of yourself. glad you've got a new perspective...sometimes looking outside the box you see the whole picture. keep up the good work and rock on!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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