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When You Play, You Pay (Dreading First Weigh-In since Thanksgiving)

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Okay, yes, I take complete responsibility for my transgressions. I know the scale will tell a woeful tale on Monday morning weigh-in. After a year of almost perfect program, I slid (since October) in ways that I've surprised myself. Yikes! Seems I have to really take inventory to find out what's really going on with me and why I've lost some of my motivation. Have a good day, friends.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/7/2009 4:33PM

    It can be hard to get back on the wagon again after falling off. I've decided I'm going to track what I eat, no matter how bad it gets!

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VICIOUS421 12/6/2009 10:39PM

    emoticon No one is perfect Jesse, don't beat yourself up over it or even feel guilty about it, just pick yourself up and jump right back into your weight loss journey! emoticon

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JCORYCMA 12/6/2009 12:24AM

    I decided I'm going to try tracking for the whole day BEFORE I eat anything in the morning. As the day progresses I can eat what I've tracked and NOTHING else. Usually if I can get a few days of in control eating under my belt, I feel so much better and sticking with plan seems easier. Kind of like de-toxing! Also rev up the physical activity a little. Those endorphins you release can be really motivating! I'm rooting for you!
Joanne

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HOKU-ALOHI 12/5/2009 6:36PM

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JLITT62 12/5/2009 5:28PM

    I think most of us suffer from some lack of motivation at this time of year, but that's still no excuse for any of else! It's a hard nut to crack, but we can do it.

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WOLFSPIRITS 12/5/2009 3:43PM

    emoticon THER'S A KICK RIGHT IN THE TUSH!! emoticon emoticon

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PEPPERCORN2 12/5/2009 3:31PM

    You have done great, and in a year I am proud of you. Keep moving. emoticon

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KIZIDOG 12/5/2009 3:20PM

    I agree with Laurie, Let us help you to stay motivated just as you help us. If that nasty old scale is bad just get up and emoticon you know what you have to do. Move more, forgive yourself, help others and eat right. Star emoticon

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BABYFACE26 12/5/2009 2:07PM

    Sounds like ME. I had pie on thanksgiving, then this week, Chinese food on Monday and Indian curry (fattening) yesterday, friday. AND I ate too many sweet desserts these past couple days. Now I have to really stop this, and figure out why I lost my motivation. I want us both to succeed and stop the self-sabotage.

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MARTY19 12/5/2009 1:34PM

    Sometimes it takes a backward slide to make us reevaluate what is going on. This is only a minor setback that you will overcome.

Marty

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RASCALSMOMMA 12/5/2009 12:03PM

    sweetie, where is your weight tracker? i thought you had a slide thing like all of us?? It would help us to know when to say "WooHoo! You're doing great!" or "Keep up the good work" or even, "Yeah, ya slipped, but you know how to come back and you will; i have faith in your abilities." Think about that and lets see your results! Hugs to you (Blame me in private please!!) Im trying to SPARK ya up! Laurie

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"The Spark" (book) Can't Arrive Soon Enough

Friday, December 04, 2009

I have to admit that I am at a point with this forever plateau (that I thought I'd broken, but didn't) where I'm beginning to get discouraged and despondent. I'm really looking forward to this new book as a tool to get me going again.

  
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VICIOUS421 12/6/2009 10:36PM

    I am with you Jesse! Can't wait for the book to arrive!

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KIZIDOG 12/4/2009 7:55PM

    I'm with your Jesse That book can't come soon enough. I know what to do, but I can't be on the computer all day looking up stuff. I think that the book will be an additional tool that will be fantastic. Star emoticon In the meantime, keep moving and watching those calories.

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DARLENEK04 12/4/2009 5:39PM

  Sit down and run a thought process through your mind,
like calories ingested, daily calorie expenditures, and
the foods you have been eating/or not....

Change up your routine a bit, and then go on with your
life. Take this from someone who deals with depression
and so forth on a daily basis nearly....don't let this
get you down, because it WILL pass...and then you will
move on and get closer to your goal.

You are worth it......

Darlene

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RASCALSMOMMA 12/4/2009 4:32PM

    Why wait for the book when you can watch the "video" ? (aka SparkPeople.com!!) I understand. but you are right you need to use the tools you have been given here on site. The book wont make it "easier" for you. the information is the same; the format is different cuz its printed and bound not electric. You CAN do this Jesse. Have Faith in yourself. Hugs Laurie

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/4/2009 12:31PM

    I am looking forward to the book too. Reading other people's blogs recently got me remotivated. I was going to not track my food until after January 1 and gobble my way through the holidays, but I realized how much better I would feel if I didn't. Someone else wrote that eating right and exercising was the best gift she could give herself. That struck a chord with me and decided to give myself a similar gift.

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FREEBIES I'VE FOUND & WANT TO SHARE

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Found a ton of freebie websites in the latest issue of Woman's World. The ones I will list are those I've already checked out and found some really nice things. No strings or gimmicks. Hard to believe, I know. Hope you find something free that you like.

Free sterling silver jewelry... no gimmicks. (hard to believe, but iIjust researched)


silverjewelryclub.com
myfreesilverjewelry.com
shopdi.com (go to bottom of page and click "free stuff") i just ordered the bangle bracelet


You just pay shipping for anything ordered from any of the above. The second address changes free jewelry offerings every two minutes or so.

Others:

heyitsfree.net
freestuff.com
buxr.com

And the last one-

houseparty.com

As I find more and look them over first (to make sure they are okay), I'll share the info.

Have a wonderful day.


  
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PEPPERCORN2 12/5/2009 3:19PM

    Cool I am going to check this out. emoticon

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RICH530 12/5/2009 6:13AM

    Wow, thanks so much for sharing!!!!

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MOMMA-JENN 12/4/2009 1:43AM

    Thanks so much for sharing...gotta love the freebies! emoticon

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VICIOUS421 12/3/2009 11:38PM

    Thanks for the info!!!!!

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FAMILYTRADITION 12/3/2009 7:25PM

    Well cool. Thanks for sharing!

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GRANNY1972 12/3/2009 5:16PM

    Thanks for sharing this with us!! It's awesome!!

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GRANDMAAMIE 12/3/2009 9:59AM

    woo hoo!!

thanks amie

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GRAYGRANNY 12/3/2009 7:51AM

    FREEBIES........ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DARLENEK04 12/3/2009 2:38AM

  Well that is neat...thanks for posting.



Darlene

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HOKU-ALOHI 12/3/2009 1:07AM

  emoticonyou have such a big emoticonto share and be so kind!
emoticon ~ Maya

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FLOWHITE1 12/3/2009 1:05AM

    thank you

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LUCKY-13 12/3/2009 12:57AM

    These should be plenty busy now that they're getting some exposure. Between the terrible economy and the holidays, the sites will be getting lots of visits.
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RASCALSMOMMA 12/3/2009 12:54AM

    Me too. I need to check these out myself. Ill post em on the team if theyre good! TY hugs, Laurie

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MYBULLDOGS 12/3/2009 12:40AM

    thanks for sharing. into today's economy free is good.

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No More "A Little of This" or a "Little of That"

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I'm heading out to get groceries and ruefully acknowledge that after losing 34 lbs. since October 08, I got a bit cocky with myself. I thought I could handle just a little bit of the bad stuff. For example, a sparkfriend helpfully suggested a "little sliver" of pumpkin pie on Thanksgi ving instead of my fantasy of the entire thing. (Last year, my first on a diet, I gave it away!) Well, my idea of a sliver is very different than most people's. And, honestly? I still have a long way to go in figuring out control. I'm an absolute child sometimes. Have a wonderful day, friends.

  
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VICIOUS421 12/3/2009 11:36PM

    I have trigger foods that if I have them in the house I can't just eat one cookie or 1 small sliver of pie or cake I just don't have that kind of control yet and am not certain that I ever will but the one thing I can do is to not buy them or bring them into the house.

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THEADMIRAL 12/2/2009 10:08PM

    We've all been there and still visit on occasions! emoticon Being a child means we explore and we grow from the wisdom we gain from exploration. Enjoy the journey and don't dwell on the bumps we experience on the journey. emoticon

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LISANANCY 12/2/2009 7:34PM

    I think if you are an absolute child sometimes, you are lucky. So people are very old, new smile, giggle, or make mistakes, (that they will admit) So now your grown up self takes over. Back to work. Your success is outstanding. There is an article on Sparks about portion control, size of a golf ball, tennis, deck of cards, good visuals. I'm trying to get this down and use it when I have to. We can not live just in a safe secure homes, we need to practice portions. So I just take what I think is right and cut it in half. Couldn't hurt. Hope you find the article emoticon

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FLMOMX2 12/2/2009 6:32PM

    I share your pain and problem. Keeping all sweets out of the house is the best way to avoid eating it. Thanksgiving was tough for me.

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JLITT62 12/2/2009 4:55PM

    It takes time. You have to be patient with yourself. I had 1/12th of a pumpkin pie plus a scoop of apple crisp. And would've been perfectly fine with that since I had a healthy dinner, if I hadn't had the cookie later!

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WOLFSPIRITS 12/2/2009 3:24PM

    I AGREE. emoticon

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PEPPERCORN2 12/2/2009 3:23PM

    Its tough I thought the same thing and just now getting on track again. emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/2/2009 2:35PM

    I find I have the same problem with serving size when it comes to ice cream. My idea of a serving is about a quarter of the container! That and Reese's Peanut butter cups are my real downfalls if I have them in the house.
emoticonMaybe I should just keep them out! Duh!

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DSCHAMBERS 12/2/2009 2:01PM

    If I hadn't finally learned portion control I would still be weighing in at over 300lbs. I am still a long weigh from goal weight. The portion control and learning to say no to certain foods sure has helped.

Debbie

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SMILINDI 12/2/2009 12:55PM

    Wow we so row the same boat! If I expect to keep from sinking~I just have to avoid getting in it!!!! ha! Keep your chin up the best way to learn is to find out through life experience itself. What you know now, you were wondering about prior to the sliver of pie, ummmm...or the whole pie. Now you will be able to talk other out of that very same thought.

Tis okay....carry on with shopping, and feel light hearted about making healthy choices, as well as possibly preplanning for Christmas and the New Year holidays ahead. :o)

~SmilinDi~ emoticon

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BIKERBABE2BE 12/2/2009 12:54PM

    I know what you mean. I'm not good at having just one bite or a sliver of anything. I'm better off not having it at all. Have a good day!

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RASCALSMOMMA 12/2/2009 12:45PM

    I shooulda realised and kept my mouth ducttaped! Ah well. You know yourself the best of any of us. Ever since I announced i was giving up sugar, people "very helpfully" said, "Come on, a little won't hurt". And after I woke up from my 3 hour nap,,,,I said, "nope! Gotta eat what YOU CAN to be healthy." ! TRUE STORY.. I'd conveniently forgotten that when I mentioned the "sliver".. Sorry hon. TC HUGS Laurie

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DARLENEK04 12/2/2009 12:32PM

  If I don't measure, I am sunk. I am a dab to generous
otherwise. It does not matter if it is pie or HEALTHY
casserole...........too much is - just plain too much.
I do not need to be so "good" to me..........LOL......


Da
rlene

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NNZOOM 12/2/2009 12:27PM

    I've been with SP for two years... and although I do not follow the "prescribed" diet, I've found that logging ALL my food is so helpful! And I measure! If I don't, that "serving size" gets bigger and bigger as time goes by!

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Bonding w/This Bright Yellow Stability Ball & Picked up Trans-Siberian Orchestra Ticket

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

I'm starting to have a lot of fun with this new ball, which I'm blogging about twice in a row. (smiling) Using it for my desk chair as well. Might have to get another one while it's on sale at Big 5. Picked up my ticket today, and can't believe that I got a floor seat at the show. It was such a terrific deal, I feel it was an early Christmas gift. What fun for this Friday night. Have a wonderful day, friends.

  
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VICIOUS421 12/3/2009 11:33PM

    Enjoy TSO they are awesome!

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BETHSHEALTH 12/1/2009 2:58PM

    We've been to TSO two or three times now. My two favorite songs are "This Christmas Day" and "Wish Liszt (Toy Shop Madness)". Enjoy the show!

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BEAMISH7 12/1/2009 2:20PM

    Wonderful. In fact I think I will bring mine in to work :-)
Enjoy the orchestra for all of us. They make beautiful music.

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GOSPELCLOWN 12/1/2009 2:10PM

    The Trans Serbian Orchestra will be in my area too!

Best wishes with your spherical bonding experience...

Karen

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FLMOMX2 12/1/2009 9:06AM

    Good for you

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FERNASHES 12/1/2009 1:41AM

    A ball AND tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra? Awesome! :)

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WOLFSPIRITS 12/1/2009 12:49AM

    I NEED ONE OF THOSE! emoticon emoticon

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