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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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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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SUSANSPAINTBOX 7/29/2014 8:49AM

    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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COASTAL6 7/29/2014 1:44AM

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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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Refocusing

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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LIVINGFORNOW 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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Another learning curve.

Monday, July 21, 2014

I had to slow down the running, as my calves tightened up so bad. So according to the reading I was doing, it said to stretch them out several times a day and rest them. My husband had his four days which blew my routine and good eating habits. I allowed stress eating to enter into may day which starts a vicious cycle but I break that today. My girlfriend had asked me to come to Texas in September but I kept putting off making a decision. After some soul searching I know it because of my weight I would not commit. I have now committed to going to see her and it will be fun. I have also recommitted to my healthy choices and set a weight loss goal for the day I leave. I have decided to allow another week before I start running but I committed to walking 6 out of 7 days and strength training every other day. Learning to retrain the brain is always hard, as it likes the easy track. Too bad brain, it is good for you to do the hard!

  
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QUEENIEBELLE 7/21/2014 7:00PM

    emoticon emoticon I have felt the same way about having friends see me. Just going anyway is the way to live life. Do the best you can before you go and continue on- that's all we can do. Make sure you're getting your water and also potassium to help stave off those cramps. Good going on the walking and running! emoticon

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FANCYSTITCH 7/21/2014 2:36PM

    Proud of you. Go, have fun and enjoy life!

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ELRIDDICK 7/21/2014 12:22PM

  Thanks for sharing

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Day 3 of C25K

Sunday, July 06, 2014

My legs are asking me what I am thinking!! My answer is making you strong and fit, the soreness will disappear. Feeling strong is a sensation that you deserve. After walking faithfully the last few months I have decided to try the c25k program to up my cardio. Exercise is so much easier for me compared to cleaning up my diet. This week I will not only continue with the exercise but I will set goals regarding the tracking of my food. There is a book I want on Amazon and that will be my reward at the end of this week for tracking every day and staying with my exercise plan!

  
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XRSIZE16 7/9/2014 11:48AM

    Good for you for setting goals! Doing a 5K is a great plan for the summer. Have you picked one out yet?

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C67241 7/6/2014 10:51AM

    I love your spirit, keep it up...and yes you are getting stronger by the day, and you deserve a good book emoticon

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Sunday Morning Ritual.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Since the beginning of May I been walking 5 to 6 days of week, and sometimes it would be a real challenge to do it. I kept telling myself just do it and you will find yourself wanting to do it. My usual Sunday Morning ritual was sitting around, drinking coffee, and being lazy. Well it finally happened. I am a little surprised but I found I did not want to do that. I had a cup of coffee, got dressed and headed out the door. I find myself looking forward to starting my day with a morning walk. This has started to be a morning ritual and I am loving it!! emoticon

  
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BEACHLASS 6/22/2014 11:36PM

    Awesome Susan! Walking is a great way to start the day! Those endorphins keep going for hours and I don't know about you, but I have so much energy throughout my day. Good for you !

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CLASSYLADYMAY 6/22/2014 4:12PM

    Awesome !! It's a habit with me but u have a dog and he keeps me walking. ! So keep going it feels so good to walk !!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 6/22/2014 10:16AM

    Way to go, enjoyable and good for you!

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