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iT'S 6 P.M. AND i FORGOT TO TAKE MY MIDDAY EYE PILLL...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

eARLIER IN THE DAY i WAS COMPLAINING OF NOT BEING ABLE to read the WW food tracker....

Now I can't read the SP tracker no matter what size I make it...

Guess what? I forgot to take my midday pill....guess this proves it really does help(when I take it)...

Oh, brother!!!! emoticon

  
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MSLZZY 4/24/2011 10:11PM

    OOPPSS!

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WW food tracking is easy to use, but

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I can't seem to get the size of the printing large enough to read easily..(will have to invest in a magnifying glass)...also will try contacting customer service as they may have a suggestion....

I actually lost some weight since yesterday morning...and plan to faithfully track my food on both SP and WW to see how the calories and points, nutrition compare.

Yesterday was a good day as I seemed to chose a lot of my favorite foods which on WW are 0-point foods (apples, asparagus, green beans).... I do like my veggies and fruits a lot.... I told the person at WW that it sounds like "the gorilla diet" (which I heard about on Oprah) and got a truly blank stare from her.... LOL emoticon

  
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EMMABE1 4/24/2011 4:50PM

    Veges and fruits are really good
I have no idea about the WW tracker - sorry!!

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Decided to join Weight Watchers and did it today!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I joined by phone and hurried to my first meeting....It is not quite what I expected but hope to meet some of the other members and find a meeting group that works well with my schedule. Today I tried the 11:00 a.m. Saturday meeting. Next week I plan to go much earlier and see a different group of people.

I decided I need to do a weekly weigh-in and hear some motivational talks to keep me inspired. The talk today was regarding "tracking your food." I do like the online tracking on Spark People but so far (after only 1 day) I think the WW tracking is a bit easier to do. It is a little wierd figuring out WW points instead of calories but I think since I have not lost and only gained weight in the past 3 years that it was time to try something different in order to get different results (namely losing the weight, especially those 50 lbs I had lost and regained). I really have so much incentive: Preserving my 2 knee replacements as long as possible, helping my circulation and making walking easier, being able to walk up and down stairs without being winded and having pain in legs and back, and just generally being healthier which I know will happen even before I get to my ultimate goal weight. I will not abandon SparkPeople as there are so many good things here, including some Weight Watcher groups...and will choose one to join.... emoticon

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 4/24/2011 8:20AM

    I hope you find a good group!

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CHALLENGER15 4/24/2011 7:11AM

    I know that several of those I have corresponded with on spark are WW members. Good job on being proactive and doing something different to get different results!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/24/2011 1:36AM

    Glad that you are keeping with SP but also know that you have to do what is necessary and what works for you. Best of luck to you with WW. Keep us posted on how things are going, my friend.
Hugs,
Helen

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MSLZZY 4/23/2011 10:03PM

    So glad you are continuing with SP and trying a new way to get healthier. I think both
programs can work together. HUGS!

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ONCEUPONADREAM 4/23/2011 9:59PM

    Congrats on deciding to make a life change!! That is awesome!!!

I am a big fan of WW, so I'll tell you this. Don't be afraid to change meetings. FIND a meeting that works for you and motivates you! Topics are all the same but the leaders are so so vastly different with their personal advise that some of it really drives the point home.

Same here.. want so bad to be able to track with spark, but in all this time find its much easier to track my food the WW way. However, spark does have an excellent way to track exercise, so that's a good thing!

If you have any questions about WW, feel free to shoot me an email. I'll be happy to answer anything I can. :)

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GRAMMIEOFTWO 4/23/2011 9:58PM

  It sounds like you are doing great and are well on your way towards your weight loss.

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So ready for the weekend!!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

I am totally pooped and still have to work 8 hours before the weekend starts....

Starting the day with a headache and neckache...Perhaps a cold pack will help and , of course, my cuppa joe....where is that? Just ate my oatmeal and the coffee is done brewing...

Hope everyone has a great Friday followed by a nice weekend.... emoticon

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/23/2011 2:57AM

    Sure hope you are feeling better. Hope you found your cuppa joe and it jump started your heart for the day. Enjoy the Easter weekend and all it brings your way!!!
Hugs,
Helen

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BARBAELLEN 4/22/2011 6:46PM

    Luv your blogs. You've got a great sense of humor that'll help keep you in a good place. emoticon

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MEOWSNEWPAGE 4/22/2011 1:52PM

    Change your pants.
Go to work.
Try a heating pad.
It's right where you left it.
Have a Good Friday and a HAPPY EASTER!!

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for brief moments I feel like my old self

Comment edited on: 4/22/2011 1:53:22 PM

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PATTYKLAVER 4/22/2011 11:07AM

    Hoping the pains go away quickly and that you have a wonderful weekend.

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MSLZZY 4/22/2011 7:35AM

    Sorry you're not feeling well. Try to have a good weekend!

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Mortgage salesmen....definitely high pressure salesmen...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I spent an hour last night and an hour the night before talking to a fast-talking high pressure mortgage broker. Wow...talk about stressin'...I need to take a break from that and just think about my options for awhile...The numbers MAY lie, especially when I haven't decided if I even want to stay in this house another 5 years. Talking about a 20, 25 and 30 year mortgage at my age seems preposterous....Will I even be alive in 20 years? And if I am where would I get the money to pay the mortgage?

My thoughts are definitely drifting towards getting an appraisal and selling before interest goes up again.

Why, oh why did I fill out that online inquiry? Could it be I am a stress junkie?

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WISEWIFE 4/22/2011 9:06AM

    Good luck and remember to breathe!
Hugs,
WW

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/22/2011 4:03AM

    Praying for you...may you come to a healthy decision that you can live with...without all the stress.
Hugs,
Helen

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MEOWSNEWPAGE 4/21/2011 10:19PM

    go to zillow.com and enter your address it will give you the expected value of your property along with recent comparable sales in the area. it will be within a few percent of the value of an appraiser.
I was married to one of those mortgage broker loan originators for 19 years and let her handle the finances. now I am getting beat to death with that decision trying to unscrew things.
bill60 is right remember too you don't have to refinance the entire value of your house just the debt and keep some of the equity.
do your own research I had to get a lawyer to keep my dumb posterior from making things worse.

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MSLZZY 4/21/2011 7:05AM

    Online surveys and programs are so deceiving! Find another way out! HUGS!

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BILL60 4/21/2011 7:00AM

    Why get an appraisal and have to shell out $400 +/-? Get a real estate agent to do a market evaluation, for free. Can you afford your current payment? If so, leave it alone. If you're tight on $$, look at the numbers for a 15, 20, 30 yr mortgages and see it the payment is more to your liking. Good luck!!

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