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Saturday, November 23, 2013

I feel the need to post this picture of my Spark weight report (dating back to beginning of 2013)! Some of you may think I've been losing a LOT of weight due to the automatic status updates that Spark posts when you take off the pounds. I know that the scale is not the ultimate measure of our success. I just don't want to mislead anyone (myself included) into thinking I've been shedding lots of weight when I'm not!

In the States, I didn't have access to a scale at first, then found a digital one at my hostess's home that turned out to be really wonkers as you can tell by the flurry of activity toward the end of the time line! I couldn't seem to get an accurate reading but I recorded what it said because I had to log it for my challenges.

Now I'm home to my practically-antique analog scale that I have a bit more trust in. I took a look at my report and have to laugh at all the highs and lows because I knew that I had pretty much stayed the same - gained a pound or two during my trip to the States, but nothing TOO serious.

The good news is that the yellow line shows that I'm only about 3 pounds off where I need to be to reach my goal weight by my next birthday in July, 2013. So, if I can continue the downward trend, I may just make it by then. Oh, and I lost a pound somewhere between Wednesday's weigh-in and today! That's what tracking and the gym, and the support of super teamies will do for ya!

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I know all about wonky scales.

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ZANNACHAN 11/26/2013 2:22PM

    Funny how different scales can vary so much! But the over all trend has been consistently down, which is the important part!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/25/2013 5:53PM

    Love the graph. I know you can get there! Love that the overall trend has been downward for a good portion of the year! emoticon emoticon

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FEISTYOWL 11/25/2013 4:12PM

    that's a funny report for sure!! Good for you for being on track to hit your goal next summer!!

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JOANNKW 11/25/2013 2:48PM

    Down is good. I think changing scales is close to impossible. One must choose one and stick to it - not that you really had a choice, but it really is hard!

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CAROLYN0107 11/24/2013 5:40AM

    My graft is the same, up and down and up and down with no progress. At least it is not up and up and up, etc.

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STEVIEBEE569 11/24/2013 1:54AM

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68ANNE 11/23/2013 9:13PM


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BURGUNDYBABE 11/23/2013 3:31PM

    Excellent! So close!

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FRANNIEDID 11/23/2013 2:32PM

    You are doing a great job of tracking and keeping to your goals, congratulations! I hope I can get back on track too!

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SEAJESS 11/23/2013 1:15PM

    emoticon job of tracking! That in itself is valuable.

emoticon Good for me to read this today. I forgot to weigh this morning until after I'd had coffee and breakfast and water and.... several pounds up for the MOJO challenge! Fortunately, time spent making a graph like yours helps me to say "Oh well..."

emoticon on being so close to your goal!

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STONECOT 11/23/2013 9:28AM

    You're nearly there, emoticon Sandy's monkeys must have been on the scale with you while you were away!

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SUSANELAINE1956 11/23/2013 7:58AM

    That's what tracking and the gym, and the support of super teamies, and MOJO, will do for you.

The scale thing is a problem when traveling. I'm taking my scale with me for our Thanksgiving trip. So much easier when you can drive to where you are going. emoticon

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SHERYLP461 11/23/2013 7:34AM


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FITNHEALTHYKAL 11/23/2013 6:53AM

    emoticon visual and reminder of your journey! You CAN and WILL be at goal long before that birthday! emoticon

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