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Monday, August 23, 2010

I have completed the first 'phase' of sparkpeople...and 'still' am at the same weight...any help is appreciated. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Thanks! Nita
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DDHEART 8/30/2010 6:37PM

    One of the things I needed to do when I first started and had to get motivated to do the exercise was to join one of the bootcamp challenges....for me, it helped to feel like I had the "daily assignment" somehow it was more motivating if I felt like I had to do it...all of the bootcamps are still in place even if they aren't active so you can follow the daily assignments etc....the one I did had a ten minute video (different each day) to do and some other specific assignments each day....I didn't like all of the videos but like I said I guess I'm an obedient student LOL and couldn't cop out of it cause I felt the commitment to at least make it through the bootcamp...what it did for me was got me into the mode of doing at least something every day...it's a start. Good luck.

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NITAKAY48 8/23/2010 5:23PM

    well, I'm not really asleep, but I do get up sometimes during the night and always 'want' something. Recently i've been trying to make it a freeze pop or something not so 'bad'. I think that comes from yrs of working off and on night shift..lol

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SEWICKED 8/23/2010 5:15PM

    Sleep eating is a variation on sleepwalking; you literally go and eat while still asleep.

If you have any activities (like cooking or washing dishes by hand) that involve standing in one place, you can make it a cardio activity by walking in place. It may not work as well as a real walk, but it will be some exercise.

And yes, you do need to spend some time -on you-. Being there for others is great, but not if it comes at the expense of your health.

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NITAKAY48 8/23/2010 5:02PM

    what do you mean sleep eat hon? I'm tracking every day, and yes at least 80% of the time. I guess the answer to number 2 would have to be no....I guess I have to make time for ME! Every one else comes first. thanks hon!

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SEWICKED 8/23/2010 4:55PM

    1) are you tracking your nutrition & staying within (making the minimum & not going over maximum) the parameters at least 80% of the time?
2) Are you getting enough exercise, both cardio and strength training?
3) Do you sleep eat (yes, this does happen; not to anyone whom I know personally, but it does happen)?
If the answers to the 1st two are yes and no to the 3rd, I'd consult a doctor. There might be a medical issue.
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