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Daily Tally Challenge- something that (almost) worked for me a few years ago.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

I copied this old blog of mine! What is cool is that SP has put our personal daily behavior goals right on our Start Page. emoticon So with my improved discipline (5 years on SP!) emoticon and my improved habits of eating veggies emoticon , I just might be able to earn my 5 or 6 points daily. If I behaved like that, I know I would lose weight!

So here s a very, very old blog of mine! emoticon

The only thing that has really worked has been the tally challenge. Hope I can keep it up. I want those 5 or maybe 4 points daily. It is so concrete and these are the behaviors that will help me lose weight. I do lots of things.. but my weight stays the same because basically I won't eat less.... When the mood strikes, I eat.

Habits I count:

Stay under the calorie limit.
Stay under the fat limit.
Drink the water (8)
Make healthy food choices.

1 point each . Post the tally daily for others to see. Oh my God. That is definitely accountability. Chris

3/29/2014 Currently: On my team I have a thread for people to list their Start Page Goals. The team is about Evening Eating. ACCOUNTABILITY is the thread we use to set specifically behavioral goals for only one week. We share our goals and come back through he week to report how we are doing.

Since it is limited to one week, we can start over every Sunday with no guilt! A clean slate. Some weeks are better than others, of course. When I started the team 3 years ago, I could ot even attempt to be that disciplined! Now I am tracking my food daily (even if it goes over my calorie limit.)and also using the Accountability thread weekly, too. I have lost 25 lbs--over 5 years. emoticon Yeah, Turtle Time! But I am not gaining. And I feel so much better. Hopefully, I can improve my habits a bit more and make faster progress now.

I feel like I am so slow emoticon at this but I have friends not on SP who have lost nothing and are still feeling just stuck. emoticon

SP has helped me so much. Without this website, I hate to think where I would be!
I can spark any time of the day or night. Later I read the kind supportive messages from spark friends. What could be better! emoticon

I struggle with very, very low energy. The last year was just getting my thyroid blood tests back up to the proper levels. I am feeling good (for me) now. I bought red shoes! I bought a couple of nice tops from the new Lane Bryant store in town. 3X. But they are pretty and I feel good about wearing them. I had not had my hair cut in 2 full years! That is how lax I had become. I just used a big clip and wore it up. I just had 4 inches cut off-it is still long and I still just clip it back. It does look better though.

Water aerobics is my savior. Without that I would be as stiff as a tin man. Fibromyalgia and muscle bumps from myofascial pain syndrome. I am looking for a therapist to treat the bumps with the Graston (sp ?) technique.

It has been 2 years since I retired from an extremely stressful job emoticon --which I did while being a full time caregiver to DH. emoticon

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So, never give up! Seek help where you can get it. Keep sparking. At the top of this page I quoted an old blog of mine. I noticed people who I began this journey with--many are not on SP anymore! I am glad I kept coming. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAMMIESMOM13 3/31/2014 10:25AM

    Love this, this challenge is so much like one that I used here to loose. Can you tell us exactly where the challenge is? I would like to join. Or maybe put a link?
Thanks, Carol
BTW- turtle is the way to do it. Fast and quick isn't healthy. Slow and continuous, and most important- keeping it off. WAY to GO!!!

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ARTJAC 3/31/2014 12:30AM


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2HAMSDIET 3/30/2014 11:23PM

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ELSCO55 3/30/2014 10:31PM


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FROSTY99 3/30/2014 6:17PM

    emoticon You are making great changes and every day get a bit better at what needs to be mastered.

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SWEETLIPS 3/30/2014 4:19PM

    Love, Love you. This is motivating and inspiring. We can we want to! Thank you

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JACRBUNCH 3/30/2014 3:08PM

    I always love your positive attitude Chris. Keep at it. emoticon

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APRILRUSSELL3 3/30/2014 11:34AM

    You have a great perspective--keep up the good work. I know it's not easy but you are doing it.

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I_AM_UNSTOPABLE 3/30/2014 11:33AM

    can you tell me the name of your team and/or send me a link to it??

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I_AM_UNSTOPABLE 3/30/2014 11:32AM

    emoticon ya, i like the challenges too .. my problem is i join and then i have a few i am doing and i forget i joined .. i have kept up with the 30 day boot camp and 10 minute daily exercise one (which i go over all the time) .. but one of my main problems is evening snacking too .. so i may try and find you group as it is specific to an area i need help in .. keep up the good job .. slow and steady wins the race !! emoticon

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MOCHA2470 3/30/2014 11:28AM

    Thanks for inspiring me to start this week right. emoticon

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SANDRALEET 3/30/2014 11:17AM

    Do not cut out to much or you will overeat

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CHERIJ16 3/30/2014 11:03AM

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LIS193 3/30/2014 10:56AM

    You have such a great attitude!
Challenges are great to keep us accountable.

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