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Still Battling the Night Munchies

Friday, September 25, 2009

This has been my biggest challenge during this year of healthier eating. It's such a lifelong habit, that it takes a million tons of willpower to resist. I'm doing better, and I've tried every trick in the book. Now I just let myself eat something nutritional (small amt.) and figure it into my calories for the day. It's a deeply ingrained pattern for me, so it'll be awhile before I can get rid of this night time raiding of the fridge. Have a fun day, sparkfriends.

  
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PATIPAJ 9/28/2009 12:54PM

    You can do just about anything you make up your mind to do.
Again, ditto MSLZZY!
Say, is she a cowgirl?

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MSLZZY 9/26/2009 7:10AM

    You can do it! Just keep the healthy snacks close by!

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SURENDERISNOTME 9/25/2009 4:29PM

    I have the same problem with night munchies. My DH has complained a little about me eating all the carrots in the house. They are my munchie snack. They are not high in calories. They taste good. I get the sweet baby carrots so they also help my sweet tooth. Good luck with curving the night time munchies.

Debbie

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Maybe This Isn't a Plateau, But a Final Destination??? Yikes!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Yesterday, I read that if you've been on a plateau for a long time, that it may be that's where your body will stay! I am completely blown away by that, as the thought had crossed my mind before. However, if I believe that, I'll stop working toward my goal of the last 20 lbs which will be so much more comfortable. I know that my body has not wanted to give up more weight for the longest time now, but I refuse to believe that this is all there is. There are way too many success stories here on SP to the contrary.

  
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PATIPAJ 9/28/2009 12:52PM

    I totally agree with MSLZZY on this one.
Keep on keepin' on.
You'll get there.
Hugs,
PJ

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AMYMLE 9/24/2009 11:29PM

    I know you've been wrestling with discouragement for awhile now. Sorry you're having to go through this...but it will just make you stronger, right? emoticon (Yeah, I know...no fun.) It could be there's this balance going on in your body...losing fat--weight goes down vs gaining muscle--weight goes up. If you're doing the right things, you know you're not adding fat. Perhaps you're just gaining muscle at the same rate (weight-wise) as you're losing fat. Remember to look for the little changes like belt notches, rings and clothes feeling looser, being able to exercise longer than you used to or lifting more weight than you could just awhile ago. I'm confident you've been making progress...it's a scale conspiracy.

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SURENDERISNOTME 9/24/2009 6:51PM

    I have hit plateau's in the past. It takes a while to get off that plateau. For me I had to change my eating habits again and my exercising program to get off each plateau. It might take a little time but it normally works. Good luck.

Debbie

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JHADZHIA 9/24/2009 3:10PM

    I so know where you are at! Its happening to me too now. After steadily losing every month about the same amount, this month I actually GAINED 2 lbs! I was mortified! I am exercising my butt off and never miss tracking my calories, and if I go over, it is never by much. So I have to wonder the same thing you are. I wish you luck breaking out of it!

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TOBSKINNY3 9/24/2009 1:11PM

    You Can do this! This is what youhave wanted to do... show yourself you can do it.

WE are all here to back you up!

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MSLZZY 9/24/2009 12:46PM

    No, this is just one of those resting points in your journey. You know, like the ones on the interstate where you pull over and see what the lookout has to offer. Well, I went to the
lookout and decided to keep on driving! And you know what! The resting point (plateau)
disappeared from sight and mind and I made it to my goal. Just keep on driving! LOL! emoticon

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Catching Up W/ The Bad Girl Pounds Gained in August

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yes, by now I've blogged the topic to death about my boo-hoo month of failure in August. Which was devastating for me because it was the first time in 11 months that I didn't adhere to a near-perfect path of healthy eating. But I learned a lot, and am now working on the three pounds I gained during that time. Humbling experience, for sure. (smiling) Wishing all a great day.

  
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PEDIPOD 9/23/2009 2:20PM

    Boy, can I relate -- I had been so excellent from January on SP and got used to losing 2.5 lb per week, but August was trouble for me too. I don't know if it is a good idea to expect/build in a plateau for a rest, or just expect that there will be "bad" times. I thought I would NEVER re-lose, but here I am. But with help of SP, we'll forge on!!

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KIZIDOG 9/23/2009 1:39PM

    Yo-yo we all have learned and done it, learn from it and go on. Now you can do better. Just don't beat yourself up about it. You didn't get unhealthy in a short amount of time, and you will not get healthy in the same time. Just remember when you are being bad, enjoy it, then turn around and do what you need to do. Star emoticon

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MSLZZY 9/23/2009 10:55AM

    Two steps back, one step forward. Such is life! August is behind you and September is half gone but you can recover and I know you will! Think positive and do the best you can!
You are worth the effort and you can do this!

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8 Months on SP-Thank you, SparkGuy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I celebrated today by sending Chris, the Sparkguy, a thank you goodie. And I try to give back by buying SP items when I can, and spreading the SP when I go out by wearing my SP shirt. I really appreciate all that this site has done for me in helping me continue down the right path. Thanks tons, Chris!

  
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KIZIDOG 9/22/2009 6:01PM

    emoticon emoticon Think of all the changes in your body and your thinking over the past 8 months. Great job. Star

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BUDANGELO7 9/22/2009 8:49AM

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MSLZZY 9/22/2009 7:11AM

    Congratulations and happy anniversary to you! You have done an awesome job. Just keep on Sparking! emoticon

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Trampoline Jumping -Then and Now

Monday, September 21, 2009

A few months ago, I got a mini-trampoline. I'd had one in the past that I enjoyed so much, that I thought I'd reproduce the experience. Had to smile yesterday as I finally got on it. As I jumped, parts of my body bounced to a different rhythm. If I needed any reminder of the 20 lbs still hanging around, these parts reminded me - ouch, ouch, ouch. I wondered how it was that I was tired so quickly when I used to jump for a long time. Then, I realized why - that was 20 years ago. And light as a feather. (smiling) My, how fast time has flown! (smiling)

  
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HICALGAL 9/22/2009 12:12AM

    lol...i can just see myself bouncing on one. i've been thinking of getting myself one. i saw a few websites where there's mini trampoline classes and the workout is awesome! just wondering how my knee would hold out on it. bounce on!! emoticon

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KIZIDOG 9/21/2009 2:54PM

    Yes, I can see me bouncing on one of those, everything woulds be going different directions. But at least you can still bounce on it. (lol) Star emoticon

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MSLZZY 9/21/2009 11:56AM

    I had one of these when our oldest son was young. It was to help his balance and coordination. It worked for him but was relegated to the basement. Now the
grandchildren are bouncing away. I think I'll let them keep it LOL!

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