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I scored perfect in the portion distortion quiz - why isn't the weight melting off!! HaHa

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I rejoined SparkCoach last month, hoping to help me to get through this plateau that I've been on. I've reached the plateau after gaining nearly 10 pounds since last fall. It's been very frustrating but I've gotten to the point that I know I'm not going to do it "the same old way" and I need to stir things up a bit.

Last week I decided to take it one step further and moved on to the SparkCoach Plateau Busting Program.

Did you even know there was such a program? I sure didn't!!!! emoticon

Since I was really busy over the weekend I've only gotten to day 3 of the new program. I'm re-learning (or should I say re-focusing) on a lot of the basics that I learned way back when.

Today, as part of the community portion of the program I took a portion distortion quiz and we are to post the results in our blog. I scored 16/16 in the quiz, saying that I know "the rules" and try to follow said rules. Sometimes it's easier said than done, too, especially when ordering food at a restaurant and trying to figure out exactly how many servings they are giving you in an order.

My hubby gets tired of seeing my food scale out on the counter but if I don't have to tools readily available it's too easy to ignore. Now, I'll get out all the OTHER tools of the trade and be sure that I'm really measuring what's going in.
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    I didn't know about the Plateau Busting program either!
    I'll have to remember that for my future!
    Thank you for sharing with us! Good luck with the program! I'm sure your going to do it! emoticon emoticon
    1399 days ago
    I understand the scale! My family gives me a hard time about it, but not too hard. emoticon Good for you for doing what you need to do! Keep it up.
    1403 days ago
    I know exactly how you feel. I've gained about 10-12 pounds and it won't go away. I don't feel like things have changed (except for the occasional splurge) and I feel I'm doing more exercise/activity, but the scale is going the wrong way! We will get through this!
    1403 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Our scale is on the counter permanently! I have a safe range of +- 5lbs in my maintaining. Recently, I've been too cozy at my high range and had to regroup to get to my low range. That's extra payload I don't need to carry when I run! You are not alone, Kelly!
    1403 days ago
    My scale LIVES on the counter. It's permanent. Like the coffee pot. emoticon
    1403 days ago
    Having measuring cups, measuring spoons, food scale, and ruler handy is just smart. Rinse and keep them by the sink. Won't hurt anybody and it helps you!! Be sure to read about the Super Foods as food selection is as important as portions. The more healthy food I eat, the more satisfied I am without overeating. When I eat junk I just want to eat more.

    Wishing you the best plateau-busting. It isn't easy, but it is worth it. -Marsha
    1404 days ago
  • DR1939
    My scale is always out. emoticon
    1404 days ago
    **SIGH** That is the million dollar question. BUT don't give up.
    1404 days ago
    I haven't tried the SparkCoach program yet, but as I am getting started back on my path to health after a long hiatus, I may have to go and check it out. Keep up the great work, with diligence I KNOW you'll break past that darned plateau!! :)
    1404 days ago
    I didn't know there was a plateau busting program....hmmmmm.... keep on keeping on....
    1404 days ago
    Or, as I find myself telling my kids "Knowing and doing are two different things."

    1404 days ago
    My problem is eating well for breakfast and lunch and then blowing dinner all out of whack. You can do this. You have a lot of support her on SP. Use it all emoticon Donna
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