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"Exercise Is Irrelevant to Weight Loss!" WHAT?????

Thursday, November 11, 2010

There was a radio caller who self-proclaimed that he is a trainer. Said that losing weight is solely about what you ingest, and that exercise means little more than keeping body in a somewhat tuneup mode.

He said that all exercise does is tire you out and/or make you hungry. Amazing what passes for health and fitness info, huh? Aren't you glad he's not your trainer?

On another topic, I'm contemplating getting a ticket to see the Rockettes as I saw them as a kid and it was thrilling. But a lot cheaper to just watch them on TV during the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. (smiling)

I'm trying to reset my SP articles, but they do not reset. Wonder why.

Sending out a hug to sparkfriends. Heading to Universal Studios and City Walk early Friday, then dinner and a movie.

Take care, one and all.

  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 11/15/2010 11:40PM

    I've heard that theory before; there is alot of truth in it, but, intervals DO burn it off though, and, building muscle increases metabolism resting rate 24/7 . . .

Resetting will only affect articles you've read more than 6 months ago . . .

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NANCY- 11/14/2010 7:31AM

    It's amazing what people will say. It becomes our job to figure out if it is a lie or the truth. So much for being trusting.Can you imagine the folks that believed him.
Sounds like you have some fun times planned.
Enjoy!!!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/12/2010 9:49PM

    It's amazing how much it costs to see live shows these days. I bet it will fun!

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KTMAE2006 11/12/2010 1:50PM

    I'm going to Universal over Thanksgiving!! My little brother is a huge Barney fan, so we go to see the barney show on repeat....and I'm hoping to see Harry Potter :)

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DJ4HEALTH 11/11/2010 10:19PM

    I would say the he is irrelevant to have as an fitness trainer and now the people who have him as a trainer need to fire him.

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DDHEART 11/11/2010 7:52PM

    If that is what he really meant to say, he's not much of a trainer. And if it's not what he really meant, then he should really think before he speaks.

Sounds like you are having a wonderful day/evening. Enjoy!

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PEGGY-BEE 11/11/2010 7:33PM

    hmmm ... would like to ask him why my BP goes does with exercise if it's just tiring me out or making me hungry? Gotta laugh.

Jesse- have a nice little trip, the weather's looking good for Universal

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AIMIE32 11/11/2010 5:23PM

    Well, I get that it's all about cals in vs. cals out... but not exercising seems stupid and this trainer OBVIOUSLY doesn't understand that his LIVELYHOOD depends on people hiring him to workout with them. lol. MORON! did you see the report on cnn.com of the guy who ate a little debbie snack cake 3 a day as meals and lost weight. he also had 1 protein shake and a multivitamin. He said the report shows that weight loss is based on number of calories in only and it doesn't matter the quality of the calories it is all about quantity. He then said that he DOESN'T recommend this, but it was a good experiment. lol

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WEEZIETEE 11/11/2010 5:12PM

    This trainer didn't happen to mention whether or not he'd gotten his credentials from the bottom of a cereal box, by any chance, did he?
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A Couple of Cross Goals Achieved - Hooray for Me!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Done with recreational shopping. And zero credit card balance for good.

Feels very good. It's been coming slowly, but now DONE!

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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THEADMIRAL 11/20/2010 7:46PM

    emoticon That is a wonderful achievement! FREEDOM! emoticon Vikki

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RORYLYONS 11/11/2010 10:39AM

    emoticon paying cash is better way to go.. emoticon

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DDHEART 11/10/2010 6:17PM

    emoticon Enjoy the peace that comes with that accomplishment!

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LIBBYFITZ 11/10/2010 3:10PM

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/10/2010 12:15PM

    Bravo ,I hate paying interest !

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PEGGY-BEE 11/10/2010 12:03PM

    We have been w/out credit cards for 9 years and I love it!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/10/2010 9:56AM

    You are turning your life around on all different fronts! I'm really happy to see life getting better for you.
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SHOOTIN4STARS 11/10/2010 9:51AM

    Yeah! I know that feeling. It feels good to see that zero balance!

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ST91347 11/10/2010 12:37AM

  Congrats!! Getting out of debt is a big deal. emoticon emoticon

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VIUDANEGRA 11/10/2010 12:32AM

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Waving Bye Bye To Myself in the Mirror

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

After a two year adventure into this healthier lifestyle change, I THINK I'VE GOT IT! (Finally!)

Usually loving absurdity, fun, and frolic, I'm a person who has been steeped in loss, sadness, and grief for the past few years.

As such, the only thing that has maintained what little sanity that remains is exercise, eating healthier, and sparkfriends.

Now, in the past three months, I did a TON of grief eating. To the point of satiation. And I gained back 8 lbs. I felt each and every one hanging on my bones. Something snapped and said, ENOUGH OF THIS HORSEPUCKY STUFF. (politely phrased)

I've now lost 4 of those regained. But yesterday, spontaneously, I looked at myself in the mirror and smiled. And waved goodbye to the remaining 20 lbs (they WILL be gone soon) that have made me a chubster for the first time in my life. Something in me finally got it - I will conquer the rest of this weight and that's that.

I have to say that I have kicked and screamed and rebelled my way throughout my two years. I'm not a joiner, and this SP adventure was not an easy one for me. But it really has been the main reinforcer for good stuff when everything else around me has crumbled.

As I write this, I am looking at my little desk mirror and giving another friendly goodbye wave. I will do this.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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DDHEART 11/10/2010 6:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Love this and you may note I'm waving good bye with you!

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/10/2010 12:17PM

    That's the spirit!

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JLITT62 11/9/2010 9:22PM

    To hear that you smiled at yourself brought a smile to my face. Self love is definitely the first step.

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LIBBYFITZ 11/9/2010 8:50PM

    emoticonThat is half the battle! Waving goodbye to the safeness of the body you have been with and getting ready for the new you! emoticon

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AYAMMAYA 11/9/2010 2:56PM

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JOYATLAST 11/9/2010 11:18AM

    Go! Jesse, GO!

I'm right there with you. Something clicked for me too. My mirror smiles at me and I've never been more certain that it is just a matter of time!!!

You even inspired me to tackle my sugar addiction with much success!!!

I'm glad you're on this journey with me!

Love,
Joy



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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/9/2010 10:53AM

    What a cool thought! Waving goodbye to the old you. You could also say hello to the healthy you.
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Those 20 pounds will be gone!
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KTMAE2006 11/9/2010 10:31AM

    woohoo!!! way to go!!!

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WELLNESSME09 11/9/2010 10:20AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon wishing you the very best on your journey to a healthier and fit you emoticon

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HOORAY FOR ME! 4 lbs Lost this Week!

Monday, November 08, 2010

I'd gained 8 lbs over this past four months of grieving. Finally, I kicked my own butt and got rid of sugar. Keeping caffeine to a minimal amount.

And have lost 4 of those 8. I can feel the difference!

Wishing all a great day.

  
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KRISTALD76 11/9/2010 1:28AM

    Awesome, Perhaps I should cut ALL sugar myself!! hmmm...WAY TO GO!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/8/2010 3:09PM

    Whoo Hoo!!!! Cutting out the sugar is huge! Congratulations on the weight loss!

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PEGGY-BEE 11/8/2010 2:28PM

    Excellent progress !

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JOYATLAST 11/8/2010 1:00PM

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You are walking the talk!!! And that gets results.

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Happy Halloween! And Sugar/Caffeine Detox Progress Update.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wishing all you guys and ghouls a fun Halloween.

I'm doing better with sugar than I have in my entire life. This past month, I've not even craved or wanted it. Feeling a lot better without that demon! (smiling)

Caffeine is a lot slower in making headway. I'm still at a half a small mug of coffee a day. I started to eliminate it completely and went into the painful withdrawal stage. Just can't manage that right now.

Have a great day.

  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 11/7/2010 5:13AM

    Sounds like you're 3/4s of the way there! That's excellent. Congratulations!

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NANCY- 11/1/2010 9:20AM

    Wow you are doing ....
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/31/2010 8:01PM

    congratulations on the sugar elimination and the coffee cut-back! That is huge. You are doing great.

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PEGGY-BEE 10/31/2010 7:24PM

    You are doing a great job, down to half a small cup, dang good if you ask me.
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ALEXSGIRL1 10/31/2010 4:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonyou are doing awesome with the sugar and caffeine hugs

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JLITT62 10/31/2010 11:33AM

    I was pretty surprised to see that I could (mostly) give up sugar without truly missing it. I do get a craving now and again . . . and will most likely have more on my vacation . . . but I must say it was an eye opener.

I have discovered that I am, for the most part, calmer without sugar.

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AYAMMAYA 10/31/2010 10:05AM

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Congratulations on your accomplishments in health!!!
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