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Just When I Stopped Caring about the Scale - Go figure!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Today was weigh-in day and I'd given up caring about the scale since my food bender a couple of weeks ago. Although I didn't totally pig out, it was the first time in 10 months that the train left the track. So, I've been kinda discouraged. I stepped on the scale this morning and did a double-take... Stepped on again - same thing... DOWN TWO POUNDS. HOORAY, HOORAY. TOTAL IS 35 NOW.

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    Hmmmm...the scale must be a male! It acts like a jerk and never shows you what you want to see and as soon as you decide it's time to move on, it presents you with a random act of kindness that makes you want to tell your friends how wonderful it is.

Yes. I think I've figured it out!

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SPRING4FAL 8/18/2009 11:45PM

    Congratulations!!!! That is awesome! I remember one time I got mad at my plateau, went out and stuffed my face with Chinese food and ended up losing a couple of pounds! LOL! Go figure is right!

Proud Leader of the San Diego Sparkteam

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    It's kind of like when you lose stop looking and there it is :) Congrats on the weight loss!

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PEDIPOD 8/18/2009 11:15AM

    Congrats!! It reminds me of a friend who was desperate to have a child and had begun IVF and then presto! Mr. Right showed up and now she is pregnant the good old fashion way. Two lb is not quite the same life value as a pregnancy, but, hey! for US, it is everything!
I think this proves that if you hang in and eat less and move more, the scale eventually has to grow up and acknowledge your success!!

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KIZIDOG 8/18/2009 10:52AM

    Congrats on the weight loss. I think we all need to not pay as much attention to the scale as we do about how we feel. Star emoticon

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RERE0814 8/18/2009 10:26AM

    Way to go! The tracks have been repaired and the train is chugging along again! Maybe not caring about the scales is a good thing. Personally, I only weigh in every two weeks, so that I don't get so emotionally involved in every little fluctuation. It makes it exciting to me, because I can look forward to weighing. Congratulations on the weight loss and keep that train going! emoticon

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FLMOMX2 8/18/2009 9:00AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great job on the 2 lbs. weight loss.

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ARTHURTOM 8/18/2009 6:13AM

    If you're learning anything, I hope it's that patience and perseverance pays off. Congrats!

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RENA1965 8/18/2009 1:28AM

    Perhaps because you didn't care and didn't worry you never stressed your body when jumping on the scales. If you over do it, enjoy and back on track. Just don't let the brake totally go, make the train wreck controlled and life is peachy. A little damage is easier to fix than a huge overhaul....

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SHERJACK 8/18/2009 1:02AM

  good for you and remember we are just human and we all get in a train wreck every once in awhile and it's ok. This is a life long process and we can't be expected to never make a bad choice. I made one myself on Sunday,but everyday is a new start

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If I've Lost All This Weight, Why Do I Still Feel So Heavy?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Maybe because I am? Not really. I've lost about 33 lbs., but I feel like a blimp even though I'm not. Honestly, I seem to feel each and every one of these remaining 20 lbs more and more. Is it because I'm more in-tune with how my body feels? Or just more sensitive to the weight now?

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MORGANLAFEE 8/17/2009 10:49PM

    I think you got it right that you are more in tune with your body. I keep thinking since I've lost so much I should have the energy and ability I had years ago.

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KIZIDOG 8/17/2009 9:56AM

    I feel the same way, maybe we are more in tune with out bodies, but don't let that heavy feeling put the brakes on all the progress you have made. Keep going and you will be the slimmer, better looking Jesse. Star emoticon

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FLMOMX2 8/17/2009 8:37AM

    It may be both. I feel the same. I told my DH that last night. He reminded me that the scale show my progress.

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HICALGAL 8/17/2009 4:52AM

    definitely more in tune with your body. i feel the same.

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SP Spyware Is Causing My Computer Sooo Many Problems

Sunday, August 16, 2009

After one of my team leaders sent a message out today that she is leaving SP due to the same problem, I knew that I was not alone. Another former member also had the same issue and had to leave. Since joining in January 09, I have continuously battled the SP spyware that jams my computer and shuts it down in ways that can be detrimental to its functioning. I may also have to leave if this goes uncorrected. I've tried everything to no avail.

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LASHARINK 8/16/2009 11:44PM

    When you say the spyware jams your computer - What exactly are the problems you've been experiencing? Lately, I've noticed I can't have too many windows open. I clear my cache daily to no avail at times. I have to keep restarting my computer. Normally, I might have yahoo, free cell and SP open at the same time. When I go to the nutrition tracker and click on add food, sometimes it won't open up unless everything else is closed.

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RICH530 8/16/2009 9:10PM

    Sorry to hear you are having a problem!! I hope you are able to find a solution rather than leave!! Good luck!!
emoticon Lee

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DARLENEK04 8/16/2009 2:21PM

I would hope you could install some anti spyware program. I
clean my pc daily because so many things we don't even think
about have attachments. I would hate to see you leave us.

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JAZZYJUDE 8/16/2009 2:13PM

    Oh sorry you are having issues too. Have you talked with Coach Jen on this? Also, have you seen the Tech Site to see if there's a post regarding this issue?

emoticon Jazzy!!

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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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