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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Wow, canít believe Iím just now making time to blog this week. Itís been chock full of work and play (sometimes, simultaneously). Tuesday was Election Day and I decided to walk to the polls. Itís not that far, a couple of miles to the library. It was a beautiful fall morning, perfect day for that kind of walk. So, I walked to the library, voted, headed to the grocery store and then hoofed it back home. It was a 90-minute walk and I ended up with over 16,000 steps that day.

I voted! On foot! :)

And now we must pause, to mourn the loss of my FitBit. At some point during a work night on Wednesday, it fell out of my pocket. I think it was somewhere on a hardware store run. I looked everywhere. I even downloaded an app a friend told me aboutóBTLExplorer. It scans for signals given by devices like FitBits and can help you hone in on them. No such luck. So, I am sad. I picture it somewhere out there, lost and alone, my little digital buddy. It was special because it was a Secret SparkSanta gift last year. Sorry, Secret SparkSanta! I donít think I can get a replacement, because I donít have a receipt or anything and itís been a year. Fortunately, I also have a Spark Activity Tracker, so I can still track my steps and stuff. But Iíll miss being able to glance at the number on the readout and earn FitBit badges with my buddies. Boohoo.

RIP, lil FitBit, wherever you are.

On to other things. Life really is a series of adjustments, sometimes huge ones, sometimes small. Like it or not, things are always changing. My weight loss journey definitely reflects that. Over the summer, I was able to focus on doing the Spark Solution program. I wasnít working at the time and didnít have a lot of side projects going on, so I made it a high priority. And I got really close to my Wonder Woman goal. ThenÖ

I went back to work full-time in September. Technically, Iím part-time, but it feels full-time to me. (lol) Now, my weeks are suddenly full of meetings, set designs, planning schedules, video shoots, scripts, technical issues, rehearsals, budgets, brainstorming sessions and a myriad of details.

View from the top of the lift. I banged my head on the ceiling. Part of my new normal.

And I love it. I really do. But wow, has it wreaked havoc with mealtimes around here! I have to plan ahead, or we end up eating on the run. Even making better choices, that hurts. My brain is occupied with so many things, I forget to plan for meals. Not good.

This is the obnoxiously gigantic lamp I replaced yesterday. Crazy.

I wish I could exercise away a bad diet. Oh how I wish I could. I thought it was possible, in the past. But come on, yesterday was Day 944 of my Exercise Streak. If I could work off a bad diet, I wouldíve done so by now!

The yoga block is my new best friend. It's helping me be a better person. haha

Sadly, itís simply not true. And the scale has reflected that, over the last couple of months. Soóadjustments. Starting a new job, even one I really like, is a huge adjustment. Now, I have to find a better way to manage nutrition in the midst of what sometimes looks like a lot of chaos. I donít have as much time to spend in the kitchen, so I need to make it count. This week, I took a small step in the right direction, simply by getting back to tracking my food. Iím going to try to sit down sometime over the weekend, and make a general plan for meals. I have to keep it super simple. This is all stuff I know to do; Iím just coming at it from a different angle this time. Adjustments. Gotta be flexible, even if you need a yoga block to help!


Audrey, helping paint set pieces. Love that girl!

Spark ON, Brave Sparkers!
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LORIVIOLA 3/6/2014 10:31AM

    Thanks for sharing this.
It's nice to know that you also have trouble with the same things i do.

sorry about your FitBit!

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GRAMPIAN 1/17/2014 6:41AM

  You never know - it might still turn up. Fingers crossed! emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 12/14/2013 9:59PM

    Thank you for the inspiring blog. Sorry aboyut you fit bit

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MRSRIGS1 11/27/2013 4:27PM

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PEGGYO 11/27/2013 10:21AM

    thanks

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TWNOMWE 11/25/2013 4:33PM

    Sorry about your Fitbit.
You will find a balance between work and nutrition keep pushing. emoticon

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EFFRAYECHILDE 11/17/2013 1:45PM

    emoticon I love my fitbit as well especially the sleep tracking function. I like to wear mine with it facing into my pants pocket that way if it falls out its in the pocket.

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JOANNHUNT 11/16/2013 2:32PM

    SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FITBIT. KEEP PUSHING YOU CAN DO IT. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY.

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MICKEYMAX 11/14/2013 6:02AM

    sorry about the fitbit. maybe it is hanging out with mine. I wish they were not so darn easy to lose. Great job working on meal planning. I struggle with this too.

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MNOT2THICK 11/13/2013 10:53PM

    Sorry to hear about the lost FitBit. emoticon

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GUITARWOMAN 11/13/2013 4:06PM

    Too bad about your Fitbit!

I have a One and hang it off my bra. Very difficult to lose, especially if you tuck your shirt or blouse in!

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GEORGE815 11/13/2013 3:16PM

    Great post!

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PATTISTAMPS 11/13/2013 1:52PM

    So sorry about your loss... My wristband broke yesterday and I am practically having a melt down. Will have to order one! I too have the Spark, and have found I don't like it as well. I like that it can be worn anywhere, but when I synchronized,, the fitbit reported more steps than the Spark... so not sure what I should do. I'm thinking of returning the Spark, but then I think about how much SparkPeople has helped and supported me... I don't know what to do.... emoticon

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ROXYCARIN 11/12/2013 5:11PM

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LAURIETAIT 11/12/2013 1:50PM

    I'm confident that you will mangage the necessary adjustments to keep moving forward. This is just an annoying bump in the road. BTW - Audrey looks amazing!

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BANDITOBOY 11/12/2013 10:34AM

    Good luck with the adjustments! I hear ya on the Fitbit- I've had mine since January and two weeks ago I thought I had flushed it down the toilet because it fell out of the wristband. I had just moved it from my bra strap to the wristband, but it wasn't there when I went to start the stopwatch for sleeping. It still would synch up on my computer when my dog was near, but not always when he was back in the bedroom, so then I thought he ate it! Turns out it was in the clothes hamper and I found it when I was sorting clothes to wash. Oh happy day!

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JEANNINEMM68 11/11/2013 10:04PM

    Great!!!!

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GABY1948 11/11/2013 7:00PM

    You will do great! You are such an inspiration to so many! I'm banking on you! emoticon

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SERENE-BEAN 11/11/2013 4:37PM

    I have a nearly new fitbit I'm not using because I ended up preferring the Spark. If you want it, just private message me and we'll figure it out.

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/11/2013 4:32PM

    I understand! I had time to read and cook and really enjoyed my Spark Solution recipes. I've gotten a bit lax. So, I'm coincidentally re-starting today, just in time for the holidays. I'm also doing a pre-holiday workout challenge for the next 2 weeks. Also, starting the Good Morning Girls Thanksgiving study today (do you follow them/do their studies?). So, getting back on track food-wise, and exercise-wise and following a Bible study at the same time.

Hope you are getting back into the swing of things. Glad you like your new job!

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LSPIZZA 11/11/2013 1:25PM

    I love your blogs. :)
If I could exercise away my diet and my medical conditions and medicines I would have made it to goal ages ago. My doctor now seems to believe me - since I could reduce my total cholesterol by 40 and my bad cholesterol by 43 - while my good cholesterol went up to about 80. All while gaining a few pounds. And I spent a week on vacation with my Mom who cannot understand how I can move so much and eat so little yet slowly gain. Sigh.
One day.
Spark on!

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MLEHTO 11/11/2013 1:10PM

    Thanks for the inspiration and the honesty.

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SUNFLOWERVAL 11/11/2013 1:09PM

    I enjoyed your BLOG!

I get what you are saying about not being able to out exercise your eating.....which I have been trying to do for YEARS!!!! Its honestly a new realization for me that it cannot happen! emoticon

Thanks for sharing!

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22COOKIE 11/11/2013 11:52AM

  Sorry about your Fitbit. I've the company is great about lost Fitbits, even replacing them. Try contacting them you may get lucky. Continued success. emoticon

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VERO24AVALOS 11/11/2013 11:30AM

    nice blog... sorry about your fit bit

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VANGO79 11/11/2013 10:58AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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TERRIH8118 11/11/2013 10:40AM

    emoticon emoticon It's tough readjusting to a new schedule. But I'm sure you'll work it out, and get yourself back on track.

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JENRAQTAY87 11/11/2013 9:42AM

    I enjoyed your honesty, humor, and wit! Great post! emoticon

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BECCA315 11/11/2013 8:23AM

    Just reread your blog. It's refeshing to find someone who admits that regaining weight is her own fault, either due to tough circumstances or plain inattentiveness. I've gone through both realms this past year. But if we keep pushing, we will reach the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! emoticon

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BLUSKYS 11/11/2013 8:12AM

    Excellent making exercise a priority. I'm still working on that. Every day you can try again. Your blog was fun to read. emoticon emoticon

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AJB121299 11/11/2013 7:48AM

    nice

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QSULLIVAN 11/11/2013 7:37AM

    Sorry about the fitbit demise! I know it was a dear friend.

I hear you about schedule. This fall travel season added to new meds has rolled back most of what I managed to accomplish weight-wise. I've got to get back to basics - planning meals (and posting them where DH can help cook!), tracking my food. It hasn't been totally worthless though and I bet it hasn't for you either. I just jogged 2 miles on the treadmill at the hotel without slowing for a walk. So I may be heavier but I'm fitter and I know you are, too!

Now, to sit down with my excel spreadsheet and figure out those meals!

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THEIS58 11/11/2013 7:28AM

    Great blog

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GOALWTIN7 11/11/2013 7:23AM

  Audrey looks like she lost weight and she has a beautiful figure. She looks like a model in paint overalls, how many women look like that in a pant smock, not many. Keep up the walking and plan those healthy meals as you walk. Crockpots are a working girls friend.



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DUSTYPRAIRIE 11/11/2013 6:47AM

    I gave my One up for lost in Albequerque over the summer. I gave in and bought a new one in October. Very sad, indeed.

Hubby was going through a suitcase in preperation for my New England trip. Lo and behold, there was my original "one" tucked tightly and snuggly in a corner of a pocket. You can only guess how many times I looked there without success.

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KPETSCHE 11/11/2013 4:21AM

    Bummer about the Fitbit - I hated losing my pedometer and still hope that I'll find it one day, though I know deep down that I won't. Keep pushing towards your goals, Shelli. It's hard to try to plan those healthy meals when you're so busy.
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MINNA72 11/11/2013 2:39AM

    What a well-timed read for me. Needed this - thanks!

Sorry about the FitBit. Hope your adjustments go well!

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JUSGETTENBY42 11/10/2013 10:49PM

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LOLAJO54 11/10/2013 9:46PM

    well make meal planning the #1 priority --that means putting you first over everything and everyone else ---are you not worth it?
Can the men not help with meal planning grocery shopping and meal preparing?

I wish the best to you and that you find your niche in all of this.

I also wish Audrey they best and is keeping up her healthy lifestyle
hugs to her and you !

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SNOWYOGA 11/10/2013 8:52PM

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ROCKYCPA 11/10/2013 8:51PM

    So sorry you lost your fitbit but at least you still have a tracker to track all of your steps. Thanks for sharing!

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CHARTHESTAR 11/10/2013 8:25PM

    Thank you for sharing how to find a blue tooth devise. I had set my fitbit down and couldn't find it.

the spark tracker has some features that the one doesn't and soon you won't miss the stuff from Fitbit.

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