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I don't know what to believe!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I think I am in need of a new scale. I step on the scale forward and it reads one number I turn around and step onto the same scale backwards and it says I'm 50lbs heavier. Now my big dilemma is which is the accurate weight. Obviously I don't want to be the higher weight, but is it possible that a scale can add 50 lbs just because I'm in a different position or remove it if I'm in a different one.

If stepping on the scale forward is accurate (forward is the number I recorded on day one) then I lost 20 lbs in two weeks.... I don't know what number to believe!

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THESUBY 11/22/2012 11:49PM

    Toss it and get a new one.

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TEADYBEAR77 11/22/2012 2:13PM

    I had that problem with a scale. It drove me nuts. I finally began to go to the Doctor's office to use their scale. Then the gym got a new one so I use the doctor's scale at the gym. I never did have much luck with home scales.

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Small Victory

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Went grocery shopping last night. I felt that I made a number of wise decisions. Got healthier versions of snacking foods, but did succumb to nachos and dip (salsa, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chopped peppers, tomatoes and onions). The expiry date said it was good for an entire week and I decided that it would be a nice quick snack to take a few bites of during the week. I ate the whole thing, in one sitting. Considering it was a store-made product I just guessed at what I had - but am still convinced I was worse than what I logged.

After eating the ENTIRE dish of nachos and dip I decided what better way to polish off an evening of bad habits then with a couple of home-made double-chocolate chip cookies. Funny thing happened though. I wasn't able to finish the cookies. I had maybe 3/4 of one and my body just said "nope.... no more." and for the first time that I can remember, possibly ever, I threw the remainder of the cookie(s) away.

Instead of allowing myself to go into a downward spiral over my bad choice (nachos) I am trying to focus on the small victory of not finishing the cookie(s). It's time to start building myself up and stop tearing myself down.

I am worthy of a better and healthier life.

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HEALTHYAGER 11/21/2012 7:40PM

    That absolutely deserves to be celebrated dear!

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Dancing the night away

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's amazing how time flies when you're having fun - even when that fun consists of (dare I say it?)... exercising! After a few games of Wii Bowling I spent almost two hours playing Just Dance 3 with my niece! I sweated up a storm and loved every minute of it!

Dear God, please help me keep this ambition and motivation - I want to be healthy!

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BLUENOSE63 11/19/2012 9:48PM

  What is even better is you burn a ton of calories as it is aerobic exercise but I agree...the fun is trying to keep up with the music!

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No Pain - No Gain

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I am soooooo sore! I definitely overdid it with the Wii yesterday. My right arm/shoulder and upper back is definitely cranky at me today! Why does Just Dance 3 have to be so fun and addictive? I am going to take a rest from the Wii today and ease myself back into it tomorrow. I may go for a stroll through a mall or grocery store this evening just to get a bit of walking in (it's too cold to go out side!). Can't lie though - the pain feels good because it is a reminder that I got up off my butt yesterday and did the right thing.

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MOLLZ007 11/18/2012 8:08PM

    Way to go! emoticon

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I survived

Friday, November 16, 2012

I had my first doctor's appointment in eleven years today, and as suspected I hit my breaking point and broke down in tears in front of my doctor (whom I just met).

Surprisingly I feel no shame in this because what 'broke' me was openly discussing my high anxiety. (I have had anxiety issues since my father was killed by a drunk driver over 25 years ago.) Thankfully my doctor was amazing and is going to work with me on my anxiety as well as help me to lose weight. I was completely honest with her about my eating habits and lack of activity. She voiced, as SparkPeople does, that unless a person gets to the root of the problem you will only gain the weight back.

For the first time I feel that I am moving in the right direction with the proper professionals, support system and frame of mind. I have a new outlook on life and on myself and am looking forward to my future. I feel that I am strong enough to make this hard journey now that I know I have the proper people to make the journey with.

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MSGO72 11/16/2012 8:48PM

  Congratulations on making positive steps on your lifelong journey to physical and mental health. Kudos!!!

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FENWAYGIRL18 11/16/2012 7:16PM

    It must of been good to get it out of your system and let go, thankfully you found one a kind hearted physician who listened and is willing to help, rare now a days!
I'm sorry how your dad passed away, my brother had a bad accident his own fault as he was drinking and was a 18 wheeler driver and lost everything.
My parents said how they were being unfair to him and how he didn't deserve it, I said he did it to himself driving drunk, he not only could of killed himself , but someone else!
I have no tolerance for drunk driving and I'm so sorry to hear that's how a wonderful man was taken from this earth.
Good Luck to you on your journey to a healthier you! emoticon

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SATCHMO99 11/16/2012 6:53PM

    Sometimes we need to get to breaking point before we can start fixing ourselves. Sorry you had to reach that point, but so pleased you have an insightful doctor who is prepared to work with you.

Good luck on your journey.

Hugs x

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