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Monday Musings

Monday, November 17, 2014

Now if I just put this curiosity to work for me regarding weight loss that would be great! I know it is all about balance and that I have a hard time balancing everything. Today was a prime example. I had started this painting yesterday which I was not happy with so first thing this morning I did not even get dressed, sent hubby out the door, and started painting. Did not exercise, did not track. Tomorrow I aim for more balance and start setting timer's to keep to a schedule. Learning to put down the paintbrush can be difficult. This was today's effort:

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SUSANSPAINTBOX 11/18/2014 12:55PM

    Thanks for compliments and word of encouragement.

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ERIN_POSCH 11/18/2014 12:47PM

    beautiful painting.

as for your balancing act.... you know were you went wrong and that's a positive thing. This is a process and you are progessing nicely. Use what you've learned and be more successful next time. You can do this!

as for timers...i've tried them. my problem with them was I would shut them off but forget about them because I wanted to finish up with something. or i'd snooze it, over and over and over again. =)

best of luck to you with your process.

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November Challenges.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Going to keep it simple this month. I am also committing to two challenges.

#1. Fit2Feast Challenge which also slides into #2 Challenge for November on The Daily Choices
team which is

1. Work out at least 10 min a day
2. Blog once a week on Wednesdays.
3. Use the Food Tracker every day

Consistency is the key which I really really have trouble with but I can change that. Flipping the switch in my brain can be done.

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LUCKYDUCK2 11/1/2014 4:56PM

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DEERLADY45 11/1/2014 11:39AM

    I need to work on the brain switch also! HUGS,BONZ
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Hello Routine!

Friday, August 29, 2014

After the past month of no routine and being all over the place I have learned that routines are heaven! August was a month of CHAOS with no routine in my life what so ever. I only have two weeks and then I will be away again for 10 days. Today I will set a routine I want to follow for the the next 18 days before I leave for Texas. And the 10 days I am in Texas my goal is to log into Spark People for the 10 days just to keep me focused on where I want to be.

Routines make it easier for me to stay on track, but it seems as if I just start to get in the groove, things are going fine..wham..routine goes out the window not for just one day but what feels like weeks. I find that family is the biggest routine buster I have, so the challenge is to put my routine and what is important to me first. Too long I have looked after others and moved things around to make their lives easier. This is my time and I will learn to put myself first.

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LUCKYDUCK2 10/30/2014 1:15PM

    I am like you. I set up a routine and goal and then...something happens and I am out the door. I have to learn to be more flexible because...this is life, my life. SIGH

What I have learned this past year is...I had to learn to say No. No sometimes to my family or friends IF they had not tried to work on the problem themselves first and solve it. I had to learn to include myself in my family circle. At first, I felt selfish.

I don't know if this part is the same for you but I found I felt good ( or high?) coming to the rescue but over time I think I have enabled them to just depend on me. It was a shock for them and hard for me when I first starting saying No, you can do it. I have too much too get done today.

Hugs and keep taking care of you guilt allowed.

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COMPCHIC52 8/29/2014 12:31PM

    I get so busy it seems like I fail at everything. what I can say is keep on keeping on no matter what doing good today bad tomorrow it does not matter just keep on. Keep coming to spark every morning because I am telling you that is a big boost for the day. emoticon emoticon

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    So true! We all need especially a fitness routine come "heck" or high water. That's what I'm working on too. emoticon Other people find a way and so can we! You have a great plan- emoticon

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TATTER3 8/29/2014 11:49AM

    I SO agree!! I have more self control when my days are in control! Keep Sparkin'

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/29/2014 10:59AM

    I know what you mean - I am definitely feeling the need for routine at this time - thanks goodness school starts next week and we can all get back on a routine

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JENNEINAZ 8/29/2014 10:47AM

  Routines can be simple. Try not to stress too much.

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MJRVIC2000 8/29/2014 10:42AM

    Remember, whatsoever we sow, that is what we shall reap. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Feeling like a Fraud!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ok that is it, the fitbit is being unsynced from my fitness tracker. I feel like a fraud with the thropy that Sparkpeople has awarded. Now to find away to remove them, and I will manually track my fitness minutes. Technology is not always good. Today I am tired of feeling like I am bursting at my seams, and need to find a way to feel comfortable in my own skin.

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LUCKYDUCK2 10/30/2014 1:07PM

    You are not a fraud! If you do a lot of walking, you are working towards your 10,000 steps a day. That is a goal they say you can accomplish by taking the stairs, parking farther from the store etc. It is learning to find those extra steps with every day activities and not just added exercises.

Remember, the goal is also to find more ways to be active other then structured exercises.

Sometimes, we can be too hard on ourselves and think ...but I don't deserve that accomplishment...that compliment, etc. I know for me...I am never comfortable with recognition of any sort. To overcome this...I had to start by complementing myself. Boy, that felt odd too. LOL

Use you fitbit to keep track of activity for you but can you not download it to SP if it makes you uncomfortable? Is there just a way to view them and record it in a journal for yourself?

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CHERYL_ANNE 7/29/2014 2:28PM

    What's most important is that you do what works for you.

I understand what you're saying. I also have my Fitbit synced and am seeing higher incentive trophies from SparkPeople.

Since I track my walking in a different program, I know how much I'm actually doing.

I also do not "eat back my calories", so it doesn't matter how many I burn - I'm still eating in the same range each day.

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JENNEINAZ 7/29/2014 9:35AM

  You may not have exercised with intent for those minutes but you did do all those steps. I think you should keep the trophy.

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    I felt like a fraud as the fitness minutes were a grand t.otal of all the steps in a day, and I want to log my fitness minutes as actual work out time. So in order for me to earn a 1000 minutes trophy in 30 days I would have to work out way more than I want.

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COMPCHIC52 7/28/2014 11:33PM

    what do you mean about the award. if you did steps then why feel like a fraud? emoticon

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Friday, July 25, 2014

After a very emotional charged week, I was pleased to see that there was no weight gain as I reverted back to emotional mindless eating. Good news I nipped it in the bud and the lesson learned is that I need to do my exercise in morning. It sets the tone for my whole day. The other challenge I have this next week is a whole week with no Facebook. That means no facebook games, messenger or anything related to facebook. It should be an interesting week!

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OVERCOMING135 7/28/2014 5:10PM

    I'm glad you were able to get back on track. I'm on one of those weeks right now. I hope it all goes well!

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SUSANSPAINTBOX 7/27/2014 10:50AM

    Thanks everyone!

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COMPCHIC52 7/27/2014 1:02AM

    emoticon emoticon I am a facebook kinda person but since spark I hardly use facebook. I put more time into spark there is so much more here to learn about me. we can keep ya busy who needs facebook. we all go a little nuts on food sometimes . You have since took charge again . good for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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