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What an Education SP continues to be...!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

I found the group Progress not Perfection and promptly joined, because, I'm not perfect and I wanted to be with other non-perfect people. Sometimes it seems like everyone else is eating less than a thousand calories a day and exercising for hours, like I'm the only one who struggles..so, I joined, hoping it might help. So I finally get it, I don't stay within my calorie range everyday but I do overeat less than I used to, and I've been using my Leslie Sansone tapes a lot, and, here's where I still feel ok about myself-even though the scale isn't moving, I notice (and my boyfriend has noticed) that I'm getting a little smaller. I also notice it's easier to get up in the morning, I'm sleeping better, I'm less winded going up stairs, I think my skin looks better. I'm telling you it's working! You really do have to go by lots of other criteria than just the number on the scale. Baby steps really do add up-thank you SP!
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KENDRACARROLL 3/19/2014 10:16PM

    Yup, progress not perfection. No beating yourself up, just doing the best you can every day. SparkPeople has been my daily companion for more than 7 years.

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KALISWALKER 3/18/2013 10:42PM

    I was looking at our SP Class of January 20-26, 2008 Team to see what others are doing. I am glad to see you are still Sparking!

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CHERYL_ANNE 3/10/2013 11:47AM

    The scale is awesome at reflecting your relation to gravity... and nothing else!

Celebrate all the non-scale victories such as using the nutrition tracker to record everything you eat... even if it's a day where you go over... track it.

Drink your (at least) 64 ounces of water and track the 8 glasses (unless you're not allowed to have that much water per your physician).

Track your measurements on a monthly basis.

Every little step you take counts.

I wish you much success on your journey!

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PS - As for the calorie range, I try to eat at the midpoint amount that SP gave me. As far as exercising goes, nothing more than I've always been doing (walking, tai chi, stretching, yoga) because I started SP the way I mean to go so I eliminated the extra nutrition SP gave me based on the idea that I was going to work out X number of times a week.

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You can always check your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) here: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-c
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and then follow the link for Daily Calorie Needs below that.

Eating roughly 500 calories per day less than that amount should roughly let you lose about a pound per week.


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GAYLLYNNE 3/10/2013 8:19AM

    You go girl!!!! That's great because none of us are perfect. It's hard to stay in our calorie range since we are used to over eating. I wish you luck, I just know you'll win!!

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