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Uh-Oh....Temporary Rest or Start of a Bad Habit?

Monday, September 07, 2009

Well, I've been tired of doing some things lately. Like journaling my food. So, I've given myself a "little break." However, you know how these can go - downhill fast. Have to be careful this doesn't turn out to be the start of not logging in daily food intake on an ongoing basis.

  
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BIKERBABE2BE 9/8/2009 11:35AM

    I have not logged for a week and I noticed today that the scale was up. It could be the three day weekend, but just as easily it is because I allowed myself to not do what I should. Back on the logging today!

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HEATHER3404 9/7/2009 11:44PM

    I am finding myself doing the same thing. It started with the nutrional counter. I tell myself I have a good idea of what I eat so I will keep a mental note. I was spending so much time online doing SP stuff that I was neglecting other things, like housework, etc... Then it went on to the workouts. Need I say more? I'm hitting another road block in the weight loss. No surprise there. I suppose doing all these things online really does keep you honest with yourself and on track. I just told myself tonight that I am going to work harder this week at my weight loss and time on SP. Too ironic that you also are going through the same thing and I just happened to come across it. It really motivating to me to read your post... so thanks! This week I'm going to give "MYSELF" more time on SP and get back on track.

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A Tribute to My Furry, Fourlegged Friends

Sunday, September 06, 2009

There has been much written in recent years about how pets contribute to our quality of life by affecting our health and well-being. As I visit SPfriends' pages, I share the cuteness of their wide variety of pets. And I thought that today I would pay special tribute to my boys whose pics are on my page - Princes Harry and William. They are Himalayans - combination Persian and Siamese. When I went over to select them and met their siblings, I discovered that their mom's registered name was "Princess Ragamuffin." So it seemed only natural to keep the royal names going. (smiling)

About 7 years ago, my 15-year-old Himmie passed away and I took it hard. I swore that I would never get another pet. I was right - I didn't get A pet - I got 2!!! (smiling)

We know how precious and special unconditional love is - and a wonderful gift. They prance around daily with their puppy personalities, and bring a lot of laughs and overall happiness. Some have written me at this site and said that my background photo "creeps them out." Maybe because their blue eyes flash red for the camera? As I sat thinking about all of the healthy factors in my life today, I had to include them in the equation. They are definitely my "babies." Have a fun day, SPfriends.

  
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NOCALORIES 9/6/2009 5:10PM

    Your blog of love is appreciated. God created all creatures large and small and I am so grateful to share my life with the two dogs in my profile. You are blessed by unselfishly accepting Prince Harry and Prince William into your life. They are blessed to be loved by you. God loves you so much that when He wants them home with Him He will give you the strength to cope with their passing. As He gives us strength when any loving precious person is moved from our presence.

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JERSEYGIRL1950 9/6/2009 3:52PM

    oh i love my baby i tell people she's my 6th kid and the best of the lot...love her...have a great weekend

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VICIOUS421 9/6/2009 3:41PM

    I like your background picture! I have a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua mix dog Quincy that is 7 months old, he became a part of my family a little before my beloved little Pomeranian Shortie had to be put down; he was 14 we think, he was a foundling and we believe 4 or 5 years old when we got him 9 years ago. I also have an orange and white adult male cat that is 9 years old and has already used up at least 3 of his 9 lives, he weighs 20 pounds and Quincy only weighed 1.7 pounds when we got him. LOL I was so worried that Vicious might try to eat Quincy when we first brought Quincy home, he kept watching Quincy like he was prey but they have become good friends and play together now.
Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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FLMOMX2 9/6/2009 3:06PM

    Pets are a great addition for people and families. You two a lovely. I, personally, am a dog lover.


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LNWOLF72 9/6/2009 2:07PM

    Awww I didnt know you had kitties. I share your pain...my siamese mix passed almost 2 years ago and I still am sad about it. I've still got her calico "sister" who will be 17 this coming February and I hope she makes it to 30 :-) I'm like you - I'm telling myself I won't get another pet. I have never gotten another dog since mine passed and that was over 10 years. I love them but she cannot be replaced.

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DARLENEK04 9/6/2009 1:10PM

  My friend JuniorKhan is 12 and he has the best personality.
He raised our little Pom from 4 weeks and taught her to eat
and drink and so forth. Sometimes I think she believees she
is a cat. After all these years, they still are very affectionate with each other. My husbands' dog looks at them
like they are weird...LOL...
I like the picture on your page...
Darlene

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DDHEART 9/6/2009 12:09PM

    I have often smiled when I have come to your page as I think your boys are beautiful and cats always make me smile. Currently, I am without any pets....sadly, my allergies got worse and worse as I got older so I enjoy them from afar. Thanks for the cyber cat fix!

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WISEWIFE 9/6/2009 11:06AM

    My fur baby ( Lady) is 18, and we know she's slowing down and time is short, but love her to bits & after the grief process will get another. I can't imagine being without a dog.
Hugs,
WW

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CONGOGIRL123 9/6/2009 10:45AM

    hi,am new,i know how you feel,i have animals to and they our my kids emoticon

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BNMTOOTALL4 9/6/2009 10:43AM

    I know you love your babies. Right now, my babies are my family's and friends pets. Sense I grow up with them. They fill like family to me and I love them. No matter if there are a cat or a dog. I'm a dog lover myself. Have a great holiday weekend! emoticon

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Now It Looks Like I May Not Have to Lose These Last 20 Lbs.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

In the September 7 issue of Women's World, I read that a Tokyo University study indicated that middle age women who are 20 lbs. overweight are more likely to live longer than women who are thinner. Did I need to read that and use it to rationalize laziness? Nope, have to continue with this oh-so-much fun adventure. Have a fun day, sparkfriends.

  
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FEARIEDUST 9/6/2009 11:14AM

    I had to LOL when I read this!

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HICALGAL 9/6/2009 3:26AM

    i read something similar somewhere else and i thought to myself, wow i am that much closer to my goal....NOT! i know what the extra weight feels like and it's coming OFF!

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AMYMLE 9/6/2009 12:50AM

    Just wait. If you wait long enough, they'll run another study that contradicts the finding of this study. If you're feeling healthier and better about yourself, just keep sparking!

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JUNEBUG1944 9/5/2009 10:14PM

    Works for me! emoticon

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DARLENEK04 9/5/2009 4:26PM

  Gee if we listened to all the stuff written out in publishing
land we wouldnt even be trying to get healthier. According to
the various stories, we should be thinner/heavier taller/shorter
exercise more/less.....well you get the picture....
Darlene

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S_HANSEN 9/5/2009 3:20PM

    Okay, an example of not believing everything we read in print. Did they give examples as to why? And how skinny were the women? If they were so thin that their hearts don't work then yes, being 20# over that is a plus. Don't give up. You are on your way to a healthier you. Have a fabulous weekend..
emoticonSondra

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RICH530 9/5/2009 2:18PM

    Interesting!!!
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SLIMMERJESSE 9/5/2009 2:05PM

    Thanks to all. I agree; there's a study to justify everything. (smiling)

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DDHEART 9/5/2009 2:02PM

    Well there you go........I just read an article in Sept More mag that cited studies that show decreased life expectancy even in the overweight category...more decrease in the obese category and even more still in the morbidly or severe obese category......Just wanted to help balance out any urges you have to be slothful!! LOL emoticon

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KIZIDOG 9/5/2009 11:40AM

    There's always something to rationalize what we want. I for one would go ahead and lose that 20 pounds and feel better, besides then you have some extra when you decide that it is a splurge day. (lol) Star emoticon

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NSCIAMBI 9/5/2009 11:15AM

    Haha! I bet that there's a study to prove anything out there!

I think I'll stick with losing these extra 20 pounds. :)

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WATERMELLEN 9/5/2009 10:39AM

    Do we live longer if we're 20 pounds overweight?? Don't know. But if we do: do we enjoy it more?? Likely not!

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WELLNESSME09 9/5/2009 10:34AM

    So many studies...most boggle my mind!! What is good for me is followed up with my doctor , he will decide what is right for me... emoticon... have a great day!! emoticon

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BRANDISMARG 9/5/2009 10:30AM

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Sometimes It's not About Being Motivated...

Friday, September 04, 2009

...it's about being healthy. That was a great reminder that a sparkfriend responded when I last blogged that I was not motivated. It's amazing how helpful the thoughts of friends are in keeping me reality-based. Another example this week, was when a friend responded to the artcile I cut and pasted about not wasting money on diet plans, diet pills, etc. I'd been periodically checking the website of the plan I'd been on for two months last October. It was a good start in eating the packaged foods (and learning things like portion control and all the other good tips), but I soon realized it was not for me. However, the people who started at the same time and are still on it have lost 55 or more pounds to my mere 33-35 (it varies - smiling). Okay, so without knowing this, a sparkfriend responded that she was on this plan and lost a bunch of weight, only to gain it all back and then some. And how happy she was to just be doing it the right way with SP. That was a great reminder to me that those folks will eventually have to eat real food, and that I was looking at it as though they had the magic answer. To all of my sparkfriends, thanks so much for your daily input. It's so helpful. Have a fun day.

  
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HICALGAL 9/4/2009 9:55PM

    have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!

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S_HANSEN 9/4/2009 3:21PM

    That is so true... There are no short cuts... the only way to lose the weight and keep it off is exactly what you are doing. Figure out what combinations work for you. Keep up the exercise and you will have a life time of health and not a fly by night 55# wt. loss! You can do this jesse! We are all here by your side to support you. Have a fabulous weekend.
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DARLENEK04 9/4/2009 3:19PM

  Good blog.......and good points.
Also the comment by ArthurTom was on the mark also.
There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going.....hmmnnnn....

Your blog was a lesson in patience also...something I am not
really known for...
Thanks for posting...
Darlene

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KIZIDOG 9/4/2009 3:01PM

    Aren't we happy we found Spark People. Remember it is a lifestyle change. And if we don't change our bad habits we will gain anything we lose back. I'm glad you are realizing it. But 30-35 pounds is nothing to sneeze at. Congrats. Star
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ARTHURTOM 9/4/2009 1:18PM

    There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going...

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FLMOMX2 9/4/2009 12:41PM

    You are so right in that we need to make smart choices. Thanks for the reminder.

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I'm At That Awkward Stage

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Not really unmotivated, as I know I'll never go back to the way I used to eat and will continue to be active. However, not really motivated. Sorta in a limbo.

  
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HICALGAL 9/4/2009 3:23AM

    sometimes it's not about being motivated. just doing what's healthy. keep on! emoticon

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S_HANSEN 9/3/2009 4:50PM

    Maybe your body is trying to tell you something? I usually go through that stage when my body needs a rest. If not, it will pass, I am sure of it. Hang in there and don't let it get you to far out of whack.
emoticonSondra

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CORNPICKER73 9/3/2009 11:11AM

    I have gone through big patches of that feeling, too. It stinks. All I can say is just try to hang in there and do a little every day. Your motivation will come back if you will it, eventually!

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SLCB1023 9/3/2009 9:39AM

    Totally understand. I am in a kinda blah state right now myself. Gotta get myself fired up and motivated again. I haven't been able to do my exercise because of a knee injury so I know that is pulling me down. Exercise keeps me up and ready to tackle the world. So gotta think of things to do while my knee heals. Hope you have a great weekend. Good luck with finding that drive again. It certainly can be illusive at times. emoticon

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