Friday, October 17, 2014
In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter.
1) the scale is not always a predictor of your weight because of other things such as: travel, humidity, rain, hormones, etc.
2) the scale can be your friend...holy moley! lol
3) the scale can "give you positive feeback on your efforts, increase your motivation instead of crushing it, and prevent the weight-in panic that sends you to the refrigerator."
What are some ways you can relate to the clients or examples in this chapter?
I can relate to the client Susan because if you change her name to Barbara,you have me exactly!
What will you do differently as a result of reading this chapter?
I will keep reading to get to use the scale as my friend and realize the scale doesn't always tell the truth!
Friends with the Scale by Linda Spangle
Sunday, October 12, 2014
I finally had to admit the truth. Toward the end of my 100 days weight loss effort, I took a pause. As a result I gained 2.2 pounds. I believed that the chronic anxiety of my ill health finally caught up with me. I have been so worried since no antibiotic was working after 6 weeks and they couldn't find what was wrong. Still I kept up the good fight until I just didn't anymore.
Now, I have new meds and hopefully they will help. But it would really help if I ate "right". By "right", I mean healthy for me. I cannot have sauces and still I made some of my Italian-taught spaghetti sauce in a crock pot. I ate enough of the meat and sauce until I am paying the price today. I need to get back to the bland, soft foods.
I read an amazing article by Dean Anderson, but unfortunately 'lost track of it' and I wanted to re-read it for morale support. It talked about these kinds of times and basically said it has nothing to do with our weight but our emotional feeling about ourselves. At least that is what I got out of it. This is so true for me.
I know now because of Spangle's book, one just has to keep going and being consistent with their program and they will succeed. Unfortunately, I seem to always sabotage mine - as if I am not worth succeeding. Sounds terrible, I know, but I am being honest. That is why I finally admitted on my page and the weight goal that I went up - in hopes that it will stir me to get back the motivation I had for at least 70 of the 100 days.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
I have finished the 100 Days and it has been a v. rewarding, life changing book. Unfortunately I got sick half into it and the last few weeks I have not been doing as good as I had been, but I really believe because of her book I can get back to it.
Well once again, Linda Spangle hit it on the head. I always say "I know what to do, I just don't do it!" when I go off my weight loss plan. Now I am at the end of the 100 days and, after all that we have learned, day by day, I have ended up saying, "I forgot what I know".
So Spangle advises us to take the top 10 lessons we liked, write them down, and live by them. Then put up a sign that says, "This is how I live." The lessons can be changed.
decide what methods to use to remember the lessons
journal a top 10 list to use the methods you will use forever
create a plan for how you will keep these ideas in front of you forever
100 Days of Weight Loss and Friends with the Scale by Linda Spangle
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