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New scale confirms suspicions of 9 lb wt gain!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

So now I have to face the fact...that I have gained more weight. I thought my clothes were awfully tight. My scale was off by 9 lb and not the good way.....This is serious and I am upset about it....Yesterday morning when dressing none of my slacks fit.....size 16 and larger..... so I decided to buy a new scale (I had it zeroed at -5 lbs and it still was wrong.... and that scale is about one year old....I kept thinking my doctor's scale was wrong but now I think it was right afterall....I am glad I decided to buy a new scale instead of new clothes....I just have to find the ones that have plenty of elastic and some extra room until I lose at least 10 lbs.

This a.m. I weighed in at 239.0 (at 7:00 a.m.) it's a Weight Watchers scale which someone on SparkPeople recommended awhile back when I had suspicions my scale wasn't accurate).

Now I really need to start writing down all the food I am eating and quit pretending.....apparently I have been eating way too much....

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MOTOMOMOF2 10/11/2009 5:09PM

    Bummer I hate the scale but am addited to weighing myself

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TEDDYTEDDY 10/11/2009 9:07AM

    First weigh in on the new scale last night before I went to bed was 243... this morning it was 239.0.... I will continue to weigh a maximum of once a day, in the morning, thank you very much.... emoticon

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TOTHEFUTURE1 10/11/2009 8:54AM

    Back again
One of my teams asks for a poem and thinking of you here is my poem

Who's the boss of my weight loss
Just the thought of my scale makes me feel pale
A weight gain will make me fail and how I wail
But a weight loss will make me a happy chappy.

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TOTHEFUTURE1 10/11/2009 8:36AM

    I haven't lost any weight either but my clothes are looser. I have promised myself NO new clothes until I loose weight. They are a reward for my weight loss.
I got rid of my scale a while back and use another persons who has gone away. Just hoping

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TORNADO40 10/11/2009 7:52AM

    Those doses of reality stink! I finally bought a new scale, too. Now I can't fool myself any longer.

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LOVETOPLAY2 10/11/2009 7:41AM

    The same thing happened to me, only mine was off by 4lb. Well I'm still waiting to catch up with my old scale. This new digital scale and I do NOT get along very well. emoticon

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KATHYMB 10/11/2009 7:36AM

    Now you know and you can recommit. I know I've fallen but continue to come back. You're worth it! What are your plans for today? emoticon emoticon

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MSWEEZER 10/11/2009 6:58AM

    So sorry to hear but do start writing and keeping track. You are worth it but don't continue to beat yourself up. I note you've been under a lot of pressure as of late and well, it doesn't help. But a suggestion. When you're feeling bad, take a walk, meditate, journal. Something other than snacking to get thru that moment. Spark - write a note to one of your friends here and chat a bit, vent a bit. Take care of YOU!

Hope your day is brighter than yesterday. emoticon

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SQUIRTZIE 10/11/2009 3:30AM

    That really stinks. I hate scales. If I am not doing a challenge I only weigh myself once a month. I prefer to go by the way my clothes fit. That is much better.

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LUCKYLADY777 10/11/2009 3:15AM

    I was wondering if you hit the old scale with a hammer or if you dug a really deep hole and buried it. Mean 'ol scale ! That sucks ! emoticon

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AEOLIUS 10/11/2009 3:07AM

    bummer about the scale! emoticon

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Saturday night special blog....a hungry girl book....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I wanted to get the Hungry Girl book at the library but there is a waiting list, so I broke down and bought it at Barnes & Noble. I am now eating homemade brownies from a recipe there in. I think I love the Hungry Girl book.... I can't remember the last time I ate a brownie and they are actually quite good. The recipe is easy : one pkg of devils food cake mix and 1 can of plain pumpkin. Stir together and bake at 400 degrees in a muffin tin (12 cupcake size) that is sprayed with oil for 20 minutes. That's it. They taste more like a chocolate cupcake but are very moist and satisfying. The recipe claims they are "only" 181 calories. I figured out the actual calories is close to 200 but still they seem "worth it" to have a nice bakery item with a known quantity of calories.....

I'm glad I splurged and bought the book and a new scale....

I am trying to turn over a new leaf.....

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CHATERJOY 10/11/2009 10:08AM

    Hi....that was the first HG recipe I tried too...and I love them. I used the Reduced Calorie Cake Mix when I make them and they come out great. Welcome to HG. emoticon

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POMLADY1 10/11/2009 1:25AM

    I love the Hungry Girl Cookbooks. They have great recipes and actually taste good. You can do it. One step at a time.

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COURAGETOMOVE 10/11/2009 12:14AM

    I just LOVE hungry girl. Hope you enjoy making many more recipes from the book.

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BRIAN36 10/10/2009 10:28PM

    I'm guessing this is the 200 under 200 HG book? Walmart's supposed to have it for $10 but the one closest to me doesn't have it. May have to order it from Amazon.

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MSLZZY 10/10/2009 10:03PM

    I've made these by substituting my frozen sunshine squash. They are delicious!

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MERRYMARY42 10/10/2009 8:54PM

    sounds real good, I have about given up on cakes and cookies, but once in awhile, I splurge, and it maybe that I can splurge without the guilt huh? I will give it a try

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THENEWJOSIE2 10/10/2009 8:51PM

    They sound good!! I might have to get the book, too!! Thanks for sharing!!

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MSWEEZER 10/10/2009 8:49PM

    Oh yes, they are yummy. Another one that is good is a boxed spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Moist and yummy too!

A new leaf is good and taking it slow and easy is the way to win the race.

Good Luck!

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SCIFIREADER 10/10/2009 8:43PM

    Sounds good and simple to make. May have to check out the book. Good luck to you and take it one day at a time

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I stand corrected...it is "pie in the sky"....

Friday, October 09, 2009

The internet is great...I found out the origins of the expression "pie in the sky," and I blogged this morning thinking it was "pi in the sky."

Anyhow it is from a song long ago that criticized the Salvation Army and the expression "pie in the sky" referred to getting your reward in heaven.....

Well, I said I wasn't making any pi in the sky plans....and dieting is about the here and now and hopefully making the here and now lasting longer as we will be healthier (we hope).

I am not making any lofty plans and diagrams of exactly how much I will weigh in a certain amount of time because becoming healthier is doing things one day at a time and I think keeping my sights down to earth will help me to "stay grounded" and concentrate on each day and each minute of the day instead of "next year" or whenever I become the "perfect weight." For now, I know I feel better from increasing my exercising and I am not going to try to change everything all at once...just work on a few goals and gradually add better habits to get me on the road to being healthier.

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SQUIRTZIE 10/10/2009 7:28PM

    One day at a time is soooo right.

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MOTOMOMOF2 10/10/2009 10:36AM

    one day at at time is great and so is one goal at a time. Too much at once gets us over whelmed and then bam, we do none if it

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11-RENEWAL-20 10/10/2009 7:08AM

    You've got the right idea about how this weight loss thing should be handled, day by day and keep it simple. I suspect that's how we should do with all our problems.
Have a relaxed, peaceful week-end. Sharon

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TOTHEFUTURE1 10/10/2009 5:26AM

    Maybe a "Beatles" song "Lucy in the sky with diamonds" emoticon

To acheive our goals we do need to change so much permantly but one step or 2 at a time is best.

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MSLZZY 10/10/2009 12:08AM

    Stay focused and stay grounded-you got it!

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No pie in the sky today....

Friday, October 09, 2009

I feel a little frazzled but I think the extra exercise I did this week compared to last week is helping my mood and I am feeling more optimistic about getting under 200 lbs in the not too distant future. The scale has been stuck at the same number so long and I know that if I continue to do the same things (eating too much and wrong things and not exercising enough) it will continue to hang around 230 and I definitely don't want it to go higher.

I think the AA philosophy of one day at a time is what will work for me today and I can't make pie in the sky plans at the present time....just gotta keep moving and eating healthy!!!

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MSLZZY 10/9/2009 7:18AM

    One day at a time-AA has it right!

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11-RENEWAL-20 10/9/2009 7:03AM

    Before I have a cup of coffee or eat anything...I make myself drink a glass of water. I often find that the desire for coffee is nothing but thirst and do not want it after having the water. Even if I do eat something after drinking the water; I don't eat as much. We can do this and for our health we must...with health care being so expensive; we need to do all we can for ourselves. Maintaining is as important losing as TOTHEFUTURE mentioned ; keep working at it; you will start to lose again... emoticon Good Luck Sharon

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TOTHEFUTURE1 10/9/2009 6:16AM

    I want to loose weight but NOT GAINING is most important emoticon
I have been thinking our overeating is an addiction as I will eat even when I am not hungry like and alcoholic will drink when not thursty emoticon
Keep up SP

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Not feeling "so desperate" today...exercise helps...

Thursday, October 08, 2009

I'm up early again at 4:30. Yesterday I was up at 3:00 a.m. and "disturbed." I got a good night's rest last night and yesterday I exercised 83 minutes between swimming an hour and 23 minutes on treadmill (also spent 10 minutes on leg press). I think exercise is the best antidote to depression and worry.

I plan to start a habit of swimming 4 times a week. My membership to health club is only $6 per week. That makes swimming a pretty reasonable use of my membership. Just need to go to the gym and work on my quadriceps and calves a couple of times a week, too. It fits in my schedule on the days when I have to wait 1-1/2 hours after work to swim in the evening instead of morning.

I used to belong a health club that was $80 a month and probably went only once or twice a week at most. The club at work is a way better deal.

Since parking is an issue I can also get exercise walking to and from my regular parking space at work (it's probably a half mile round trip walk which I can manage now that I am 4 months out from knee replacement). If I wimp out and drive and park in a different ramp I have to pay $4 for 1-1/2 hours for parking which is just crazy since I do need the exercise.

Gotta move it now...need some breakfast before swimming so I am not feeling "starved" afterwards and end up eating something not very healthy from one of the restaurants in the building where I work.... (don't want to spend the bucks on that, either).... emoticon

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SQUIRTZIE 10/8/2009 10:58PM

    Glad you are feeling a little better.
Swimming is really good for you.

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MSLZZY 10/8/2009 5:36PM

    Exercise can clear the mind! Have a good evening!

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GONE2BEACH101 10/8/2009 7:41AM

    Swimming is great after a knee replacement!! Good for you!! Yep, I try to NOT park near the doors when grocery shopping...every extra step counts!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!

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