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1 pound gone is 1 pound less--apologies to my sp friends

Friday, October 31, 2014

I want to apologize to SP friends, and my groups, I havent been here alot and I have fallen very far behind on all of your progresses and set backs.
I find this new format a lot harder to follow, I dont see my friends feed to the right of my page as I used to and so the updates dont scroll thru.
I have to go to the start page just to read your updates.
I promise, as the colder weather sets in, I will be here alot more.
I have been trying to get outside more and enjoy the fleeting moments of sunlight.
I walked yesterday and the day was so beautiful and I was feeling so good I didnt even realize it but I had walked an extra 15 minutes beyond my normal hour.
The scale is a little nicer to me, not as nice as he could be though.
I am down 1 full pound since the 25th.
I go back to my doctor for my next appt and weigh in and to have my blood levels, cholesterol, vitamin d, A1c, etc on November 12.
I would like to see the scale number down at least 3 more pounds by then. 5 would be better.
So, here I am up way too early and should go crawl back into my warm bed.
Honey got a job, he started back to work yesterday.
He isnt loving it, it is better pay than his last job, but less hours, no overtime, no bonues and he has to pay more out of pocket for insurance.
This is a big set back for us.
He has applications in alot of other places, but, if he really wants to find a good paying job with the benefits he had before, it looks as if he is going to have to relocate to the western part of the state or Illinois.
Seems that is where the jobs are.
Anyway. I am up for the day and decided last night to start something new.
Well.....something old as new I guess.
Working on my stomach, abs, haha, ABS?? really???
None here that I can see, but, I want to begin toning and scuplting as well as can be expected.

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ARRREAGLES 10/31/2014 9:46AM

    I like the title -- a pound is a pound. And yes, the spark changes are not perfect. Even so, it sounds like things are progressing, and progress is good.

A few years ago I saw this interview with Bradd Pitt and he said "I'm a shark man, I just have to keep moving or I don't feel like I'm living" and it wasn't really about good movement, or bad movement, just movement. I mean, it's worth it to say keep moving. In the end, that's something worth considering. When you move, at least you know you're living.

Keep it up, and keep up the work on exercise and abs and trying to keep a really good attitude. We're here to support!

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GORDON66 10/31/2014 9:19AM

  I'm glad to see you back and hope all goes well for you and your family.



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GHOSTFLAMES 10/31/2014 5:58AM

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Feeling torn. I had a really good day. I met with a friend and had a great talk and then I went for a long, extra long, walk.
The sun was out, while not really hot, it still felt good to be out there.
Knowing the weather is turning much colder and we are supposed to see some snow soon.
On the downside, I went over my calories today and mostly that was the result of too much bread.
Which angers me for allowing myself to go there.
So, while it wasnt really bad, roughly 250 calories over, it still upsets me that it was bread.
Because I have been trying to cut back on my carbs and stick to more protein and leafy veggies.
I know this is just a learning step, to do better tomorrow.
But it doesnt help me get over the self anger.
I have to work on that.
I will be turning in early tonight, I am very tired.

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ARRREAGLES 10/31/2014 9:48AM

    I suffer there too. I am an emotional eater, and at least yours is bread. I'm the one who's like "oh its okay, get the ice cream. this time you won't eat the entire pint in one sitting" -- so, remember, even a guy who works out pretty regularly, lifting and adding weight each time, still falls here too. You can do this. Tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day is really something powerful. You always have then.

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WESAPHILLIPS 10/30/2014 7:55PM

  I am very frustrated, too, as I think I am doing fine and then I look at my food log! Arg..every day there are too many carbs!! Seriously...I eat wheat bread, drink orange juice and eat fruit and veggies...all which are healthy...but always always too many carbs!!! Good luck...

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doing my best

Monday, October 27, 2014

It has been 10 days since I blogged. I really havent been using SP much the last week. I have pretty much stayed on track with my food and exercise. Could defintely do alot better. But I guess I am not doing too bad.
I dont really have an excuse for not blogging.
I have lost a few pounds, maybe 3. I will check the scale again in about a week.
I walked extra long yesterday and plan to walk again today, as the weather here is going to be dang nice.
I sat outside in the sun for 3 hours yesterday enjoying the warm sun on my skin.
Soaking up that vitamin d while I can.
Whatever you have planned for today, I hope it is good.

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WESAPHILLIPS 10/30/2014 7:57PM

  I am addicted to SP....I got off of Facebook due to my addiction..and now it is SP...basically, a competition thing with my coworkers..but it does seem to be motivating me to keep moving!! I hope this weekend is gorgeous too, but I doubt it..snow is predicted!!

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GORDON66 10/27/2014 9:36AM

  It was a gorgeous weekend in the Chicago area too!!! I'm glad you got a good "soaking"! emoticon



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PATTYKLAVER 10/27/2014 9:07AM

    Oh, to soak up the sun for so long! I miss living in the south where the weather enabled me to do that more.

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just rambling

Friday, October 17, 2014

My back started hurting this afternoon, it is the kind of pain, in my lower left side over my hip that reminds me of a kidney infection.
Could be where I just added magnesium?
Or, it might be where I am not drinking enough water?
I am trying to get in my water, never had a problem before.
I am going to add some cranberry juice over the next few days and keep a watch on it to see if it gets worse or better.
I used to get these kidney infections not long after my son was born, and would have to be put in the hospital a few times due to them hurting so bad.
It has been years since i had one and I hope this isnt one.
I had such a good day yesterday, despite the rain and today was good too, it was nice and sunny out and I walked and stayed outside as much as possible trying to soak up what sun I could.
I hope for the next few days to be able to walk as well.
The darkness and drearieness of last weeks continuous rain was enough for me.
I know I have to try to deal with the coming winter, but I am hoping it stays away a while longer.

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GORDON66 10/18/2014 5:38PM

  I hope your back is feeling better!!!



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the scale is my arch nemesis!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Update on the scale.
It wasnt as bad as I feared. It still wasnt good news for me. I havent lost an ounce.
Keep in mind, I reminded myself, that I just went on a mini vaca and had lots of creamy ooey gooey coffees and a big pretzel. and pizza!!
But still, that was one day, not weeks and months worth of walking and eating healthy and staying under calories.
I am more frustrated upon talking to a friend yesterday who says she has lost 22 pounds in a month by following a 1600 calorie daily diet.
I am like what gives????
I am eating basically the same, probably less most days, yesterday I think I didnt even bust the 1300 mark.
And, I walk every other day, yes, here the last week I havent, because it has freakin rained every day.
But I drink my water, take my vitamins, get my sleep, and eat no junk, no cookies, no soda, no fast food.
What is going on with me people?????
Why cant I get that durn scale to move???
My frustration is strong, but not as strong as my determination!!!
I will not give up and go back!!
But I need to try something new.
It is time to PIVOT!!!!

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MIMI_ROAR 10/16/2014 7:11PM

    You are doing such a great job don't give up you got this


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GORDON66 10/16/2014 8:43AM

  If someone lost 22 pounds in one month, a lot of would have something to do with the tide going out. As long as you're eating right and getting regular exercise, you'll be just fine.



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