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Getting momentum

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Consistency and giving myself credit for what I'm doing well have been helpful. I'm trying to change my lifestyle so that most of the time, I'm doing healthy, "thin people" thinking and activities. But I do not get down on myself when it doesn't go as planned. This is a lifestyle and I will do better next time. The point is keeping it going, so it's MOST OF THE TIME. Creating a habit. I feel like I am creating good habits. Because I'm standing up when my hubby wants me to eat dinner on the couch and I say I need to have it at the table so I notice what I'm eating. And I'm weighing myself every week, but not obsessing over the number, just using it as feedback. And I am doing what I need to do. My Beck stuff is working for me. And I go on SparkPeople everyday, even if I can't spin the wheel because it doesn't work on an ipad! :) So now I'm measuring my calories and just learning about how to count calories. Also thinking about ways to boost my metabolism, as I have a slow heart rate. Learning a lot of things at the same time. I feel patient with it. Slow and steady. I'm approaching healthy changes with a crockpot vs. a microwave attitude. Handling cravings is a curve I am just approaching now. Just looking at them, rating how difficult they are, how long, and what strategies I use to get through them.
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CARDAMOMMA 2/22/2012 10:34PM

    I agree with SNUZSUZ, a low heartrate is a good thing! But you can always boost your metabolism through exercise and building muscles. You are doing great!

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SERIOUSLIM 2/18/2012 8:46AM

    Hi Merrier,that is the best attitude; very realistic.
It is a learning process.
I hope you find the time to post on the daily Beck thread, you may find it quite supportive and helpful!
Have a good week-end, and hoping to get to know you better. emoticon

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SNUZSUZ 2/15/2012 11:54AM

    wow! You are doing fantastic! If you go to "spin the wheel" on your phone, and it won't let you spin, there is a little blue link that says something like "get login points" and you won't see the wheel, but it will give you the points.
Also, if your heart rate is low, that means you are really fit! I read on here, that the reason you monitor your heart rate, is to try to lower it when you do the same exercise at the same intensity, because it means your heart is not having to work as hard as it does at a higher heart rate. You should look that up because I think it's a good thing from what I've read:)

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JUDI_CUTIE 2/12/2012 6:06PM

    Very wise! My coach says we should make "sloppy progress" (as in, NOT perfection!)
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