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I spy a hypocrite ... oh, wait that is me!

Friday, January 15, 2010

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”

About a few months back, I was introduced to Cold Fusion which sells Herbalife mainly in flavored shakes. They also have other products that they sell on the side. In these products, they really push consuming a high percentage of protein.

I have never felt that taking a pill, shake or supplement was the answer to losing weight. I believe with all my heart that I can lose weight by eating right and exercising. But.. than I find myself buying the shakes. Hyprocrite? I think so. I say you do not need it but I take it to help my own weight loss. The ironic part is when I was eating the shakes, my weight loss has actually slowed to about 1# every other week compared to 2# a week.

About two weeks ago, I joined a Cold Fusion Weight Loss Challenge. If you win first place, you win about $500. I really want/need to win it! Because of that, I started to really re-examine what I have been eating and I found out that I am overeating my calories by the number of calories in the shake. Coincidence? I don't think so! After that, I decided to cut it out of my diet. It obviously is not aiding me in my weight loss. Okay, after that, I did not feel like a hypocrite anymore. Yay!

Than today I wanted a treat and did not feel like having cold cereal for breakfast. I figured I would fix this. I would have Cold Fusion as a treat and my breakfast. It also would give me energy to workout. So, I saw it was a win-win. When I was there I brought something called Snack Defense. It is supposed to help so you don't snack at night when you truly are not hungry.

So, here I am, again, being a hypocrite. Telling my family and friends that you do not need to take a magic pill to lose weight while I keep spending hard earned money on it.

Okay, honestly, I kinda beat myself in the last few paragraphs. Now let's try for something positive! Like how it is okay to try something new and how I have cut down considerably on buying the shakes. (Today's shake was the first shake I had all week compared to last week of having one everyday.)

Also, I feel like I have to tell you even through it has slowed my weight loss, it HAS helped my friends' weight loss which I think is GREAT!! Seriously, Amy, Ashley and Will, it is GREAT that you have loss so much weight with the product and I hope you continue to work hard to be a WL powerhouse...

Lastly, I ask you..

Have you tried something similar to Herbalife? What were your results?
What are your thoughts on supplements like Herbalife?
Have you felt like you were ever a hypocrite in your own weight loss like I kinda do now?

And, of course, any other comments, I'd love!

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VICD25 1/24/2010 10:06PM

    Girl, we all do it! Bottom line, if the shake got you moving again, or gave you enough confidence to get back to your plan, then it wasn't hypocritical. It was a "stimulus package"!


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THECRAZYMANGO 1/15/2010 6:49PM

    I know I am beating myself up publicly but I also feel like I needed to oust myself.. like being honest, ya know?

Maybe eventually what we say and we do will be the same.. it is all about small changes. Maybe this is just another small change for me.. to change my mentality because it obviously still there! Grr, I win! emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/15/2010 6:52:38 PM

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KITERLOU 1/15/2010 6:39PM

    I feel like a hypocrite when I talk about not eating excess sugar, then pour creamer in my coffee!

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Emotional Eating Confession

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hi, my name is Savannah and I abuse food. When I am I lonely, upset, bored, or stressed, I use food to deal with my emotions. I know this is wrong but sometimes I cannot stop - it is like another person that takes over. My hope is no day to not emotional eat but deal with my emotions in a healthy, constructive way like writing down my feelings rather than eat them.

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/14/2010 9:53PM

    Hey thanks! I appreciate it!

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    no joke, this is good!!!!!

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/14/2010 7:44PM

    Hey thanks.. I kinda meant it as a joke, though.

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WATERMELLEN 1/14/2010 7:33PM

    You might find it helpful to check out an emotional eating team -- there are lots of resources on SP for help with emotional eating.

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Damage Control

Monday, January 11, 2010

Yesterday started out as a good day but towards the end I had alot of emotional turmoil. I guess it really does not matter but I realize today that I was focusing on the negative and not the positives of the day. For example, I was focusing on of not being invited to hang out with people when a neighbor stopped by just to chat or that I hit the mark where I lost almost 2 lbs in the week.

Because of my emotional turmoil, I found myself emotional eating.. I knew I was doing it but yet couldn't stop it. It is like watching a train wreck happen but knowing you can't do anything about it. I did eat alot of salt yesterday so I am telling myself that I gained 3 lbs in a day because of the darn salt.

Well, today I will be on the road for most of the day so I am going to do my darned and do my best at eating.. and I think when I get back I may try doing to the elliptical because it will make me happy for many reasons.
1. Endorphins - Do I need to say more? :P
2. Getting back into the exercise routine. (I took a couple days off because my back has been hurting.)
3. The 700-some calories will equal about half a pound the next day.. so I will be going back down again.

Anyhow, I just wanted to blog real quick - I am off to see my newest niece now! She is only a few days old! Yay for that!


Need A Smile? Read This!

Friday, January 08, 2010

I got this joke from JOHNHARNEY. I hope it makes you smile as it did me!



Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flakey at times, he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, three children: John Dough, Jane Dough and Dosey Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

If this made you smile for even a brief second, please rise to the occasion and take time to pass it on and share that smile with someone else who may be having a crumby day and kneads a lift.


Can a Single Copy of The Spark turn into Wildfire?

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

This morning I read the introduction to The Spark and it got me thinking. Who am I sparking? I think I am slowly sparking my family more than my friends - it feels great! Than, I had a thought.. what if someone brought a single copy of The Spark, read it, kept it for a little bit but than passed it on. I mean how many times does a book get shelved after you read it..?

So, today I am going to buy The Spark, read it and pass it onto a family member. Than, my hope is that they will pass it on and each time we will put our name, location and SP user name. Maybe, even all the people that read this single copy could be friends on SP. How awesome would that be?

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    Yeah, I love the book! I read it when I am the elliptical.. it makes the time go so fast that I do not want to get off the darn machine, lol. In fact, the last two days I have done 40 and 60 minutes on the elliptical. As I said, I love the book and I am thinking of re-reading it and than going back and tabbing what I want to in grain on my brain, lol, and it is so motivatiing!!! With that said, I do not know if I CAN pass it on.. I might need encouragement to let the book go but I think it would be interesting to see how far a single Spark go..

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MUSICALFUSE 1/7/2010 9:33PM

    Great post, Savannah, I love the Pay It Forward concept!

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