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pocket change

Monday, June 24, 2013

Here I am thinking about onederland, reminding myself I have a 5 pound focus. Which means I am focused on 208 not 199. What makes round numbers magic, for good or evil? The concept behind them?

Why is 50 so much scarier than 49 for an age? Why is $1.99 better than $2.01? We are talking pocket change.

I think I am doing really well when I get a message from Body Media that is has been more than 2 weeks since a weigh-in. I am trying not to let the "magic" of little numbers impact my "maintenance"thinking too much. Weigh in every two weeks and if I gained, then change, if not stay on track. I eat between 1400-1600 calories and try to burn 3000 daily and sleep 8 hours. If I have a lazy day, or a celebration day, that doesn't change the formula back to my home maintenance base. Those days I had a little difference in the pocket change. The big picture is the long haul.

In the meantime, the things that keep me going are how my clothes fit (I really hated when velcro popped open above the zipper on my shorts while gardening) and how my shape is changing in the mirror. This round with spark, I also notice how my food makes my body feel and that has made it easier to cut down white flour and sugar to low levels. I feel stronger when I eat healthy vegetables, beans and fruits.
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    Funny how much white food impacts how you feel. I do much better without them. I, too, like using how my clothes fit as a better indicator of m weight, than the number on the scale.
    I think we will never get rid of the penny, because people will pay 19.99 for something, but not 20.00. Even more astounding when you get into the big numbers. Why is 199,900 better than 200,000, when you're buying a house?
    1607 days ago
    You've got great point!! I'm with you on this one. emoticon
    1607 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    subliminal things that they use against us.... you are on top of it!
    1607 days ago
    You right , in the long run the numbers will shift. Besides there no magic number . I like to know who created that BMI chart anyway ?? Everyone is different . I have play days where I eat what I want , just prepared different and not as much. I am in the calorie range as you . Sometime I think I need to eat more to keep up with all my running around but I am afraid to take that step - Hugs K emoticon
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    1607 days ago
    How inspiring! You have a really great attitude. Thanks.
    1607 days ago
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