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I Lost 10 Lbs!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

APRIL FOOLS!

  
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HICALGAL 4/2/2010 6:44AM

    you are hilarious!! emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/2/2010 12:11AM

    I wish I had thought of that ! How funny !

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MBSKIT 4/1/2010 5:14PM

    Shame on YOU! emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/1/2010 2:13PM

    And here I thought it was the real deal. You caught me on that one! LOL!

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/1/2010 1:49PM

    P.S. This was supposed to be a joke, but the truth is, it felt so good to even write that I'd lost weight, that it reinforced the concept!

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FLMOMX2 4/1/2010 1:29PM

    Good joke! emoticon

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DDHEART 4/1/2010 12:44PM

    LOL! You got me!

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MEGANC1988 4/1/2010 12:25PM

    hehe

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MARTY19 4/1/2010 11:55AM

    I got so excited. Poo on you! LOL!

Marty

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COWBOY49 4/1/2010 11:19AM

    you wish , HAHA

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A Health Website That Advertises 18 Drugs AND Plastic Surgery! Why Does This Bother Me to the Poin

Monday, March 29, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about how surprised I was to find four drug ads on the SP site. All of the responders to that blog said they either didn't notice, or ignored, these ads. They said that it was the same as the ads in magazines and on TV. Well, I don't read those and I turn TV off.

Since that time, I have counted 18 pharmaceutical ads on the SparkPeople website (I'm sure there are more), plus one for plastic surgery. While I am a smart person and understand that drugs serve their purpose when needed, and that SP keeps the site free through advertising, I do get it.

HOWEVER, I'm pretty surprised at the proliferation of these ads for drugs, most of which have very serious potential side effects. NOT what I would expect from a health-oriented website.

I'm thinking of staying on for a couple of weeks more in order to say goodbyes and give goodies. I feel it's totally hypocritical to have drug ads on this site, just as it is for health magazines to do so.

I'm not looking for agreement here, but really felt I needed to write about it to vent for my own clarity.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 4/1/2010 1:11AM

    I know what you mean. Still, from reading so many people's stories, I think the good done here outweighs this. Nothing else touches SP in what it offers its members as far as I can find.

You add so much to our community, and I really do wish you'd stay. I respect your decision, of course.

Best regards,
Aisley

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/31/2010 7:22AM

    Will definitely miss you!

I feel the same about pharma, and about SP's political correctness. We could always start our own new site, and only allow moral and ethical and natural health advertisers; but we'd have to charge each member lots of money to join.

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JLITT62 3/30/2010 8:33AM

    Just another person that will miss you.

I understand your frustration. But it truly is the downside of having all this available for free. Something has to pay the employees' wages, and while in a perfect world, it wouldn't be these ads, unfortunately we don't live in a perfect world.

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DDHEART 3/29/2010 6:05PM

    Well, I can appreciate your feelings about this however I will surely miss you. As a nurse, I have been disturbed/amused at the proliferation of drug advertizing everywhere..."ask you Dr for xyz drug" however when my patients would ask about things they had seen advertized it did give me the opportunity to talk to them about why it may or may not be the right thing. I hope that other Drs and nurses do the same and don't just dispense when asked.

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MSLZZY 3/29/2010 5:46PM

    Do what is best for you but I will miss you!

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/29/2010 4:27PM

    i really wish you would stay, but i will miss your friendship. emoticon emoticon

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Obsessive Calorie Counting Can Lead to Eating Disorder?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I just heard a medical expert on the radio talking about a new article that covered a study tracking those who are obsessively using their iphones to track calories. The constant focus on calories seems to lead some to an eating disorder as they try to eat fewer and fewer in order to lose weight. It's like the TV coverage last week that stated that, after a certain level of exercise, it becomes counterproductive in benefits to the body.

I just thought these were interesting as I do notice that some people on this site become so fixated on healthy things that it replaces their old addictions. And while we may be tempted to say that it's better to have healthy addictions, it's still a matter of moderation

  
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MSLZZY 3/29/2010 11:27AM

    So true!

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/28/2010 8:29PM

    moderation is the key emoticon

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GMA1964 3/28/2010 1:38PM

    I just finished reading a book that stated that people who were addicted to drugs had better results of staying off the drugs if they exercised. My son is a recovering addict and when he is working out and it becomes an obsession of what he wants his body to look like. I would rather have his addiction be exercise, than drugs. Food is considered a drug to some, so I can just imagine the impact this could have on someone with low self image issues already.
Thank you for a good blog topic.
~Mary

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JLITT62 3/28/2010 7:59AM

    It's definitely easy to trade one addiction for another. And it's so hard to find that balance.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/28/2010 4:09AM

    No S Diet is very freeing that way. You go back to having a normal life instead of obsessing.

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/28/2010 1:41AM

    You are so right , moderation in all things .Addictions are unhealthy no matter what their form .

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 3/28/2010 1:25AM

    I agree with you.
HUGS
Pam

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Paying It Forward - To Myself

Friday, March 26, 2010

I have decided to take this weekend to really look closely at my program. One thing I have decided to do, and I hesitate to write about it since it's almost insane (but what fun!), is that I am rewarding myself for my results in June - before I achieve the results. Why?

Well, for one thing, I try to be a person of my word and keep my commitments. And that includes commitments to myself. I told myself that I would get my great reward and then be obligated to achieve my goal. Okay, it's three months from tomorrow, so we're talking about the end of June and approximately 90 days? Tomorrow the countdown starts and I plan to put the pedal to the metal now.

And, by some chance, if i fail to meet my goal? I'm not thinking I will fail. But just in case... then I have to give back my reward. Which would be a huge disappointment.

To all who've taken the time to steer me in the right direction, a hearty thank you. Have a great evening.

  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/28/2010 4:09AM

    What a creative idea!!

If it works for you, why not??? Go for it!!

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NANCY- 3/27/2010 8:07AM

    emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/26/2010 11:45PM

    Great idea and good luck to you! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/26/2010 8:02PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKIE1964 3/26/2010 6:08PM

    I love the idea of reward before to motivate you to get there...You CAN do it! We're all here for you...

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/26/2010 5:54PM

    There is no way you will be giving back that reward! We will be right here cheering you on.If you can do it I can do it too.I want to be wearing a much smaller dress size when Kayleigh gets married and she can't get married till her Dad comes back from Afghanistan but I have my eye on a royal blue one and I refuse to buy it till I can fit it so I will work for a reward too but My three month reward will be something it will kill me to give back LOL !I'll think on it and we can compare notes !Shame you can't come and join us for dinner maple salmon skewers are very healthy and we could talk plan ! LOL! The only problem is that couple of thousand miles travel time LOL!

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MARTY19 3/26/2010 5:23PM

    I never thought about something like that but it is pretty clever. I'll look forward to your results.

Marty

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Reassessing My Plateau

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I have battled with a plateau for so long now. The Beck book talks about a long-duration plateau being a possible message from the body saying that I am at my goal weight.

However, I asked a sparkfriend today how she dealt with plateaus while in the process of losing 70 lbs. She said to take an honest look at what I'm eating and doing.

I'm going to sit this weekend and take a candid look at what's up with me and my body. I'm tired of working hard and getting nowhere.

  
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FLMOMX2 3/26/2010 3:00PM

    Great advice. Looking back occasionally is good in all things as long as we don't look through rose colored glasses. Best wishes.

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DDHEART 3/26/2010 2:23PM

    I think that even if it weren't for the plateau this is good advice and a great plan. A true eval of where we are and what we're doing can really help a peson to determine if their body is where it needs to be. Have a great weekend soul search! emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/26/2010 7:48AM

    Excellent advice! Time to reassess everything to see if there is an area that needs to adjusted.
Have a great Friday and stay positive! emoticon

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JLITT62 3/26/2010 5:28AM

    I've read that sort of advice, too. And I just know in my bones that 139 for a 5'1" woman is still not a healthy weight. I am happy here, but the bottom line is I want to be all I can be -- and that means healthy, too.

I continue to closely examine what I eat, try to tweak things . . .and believe that someday that scale will move, and KEEP moving, again.

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NANCY- 3/26/2010 3:07AM

    Sometimes your body needs time to adjust, sometimes you need to make changes. Your determination will help you find the path you need to take.
WTG on being honest.
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CHERIRIDDELL 3/26/2010 12:11AM

    I am wondering too if you are retaining some of the weight as a cushion for the stress afterall you have alot of other things going on , for ages after the accident I was struggling to lose and it seemed to be staying put but in the past couple of months it seems to finally be budging now I have washed that lawyer right out of my hair .Sometimes our body has other plans for us than we have and we have to go with the flow!

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