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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
10/5/12 10:53 P

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Oh! The dreaded scale.
It is a good idea to place your scale on a firm surface for accuracy and always go by the weight showing on that scale only.
That way I get a better idea of how my weight loss plan is working.
That is what works for me.

Jenae


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10/5/12 10:09 P

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10/5/12 4:13 P

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emoticon Hi Kathy. emoticon to the team. Doctor's scales are notorious for giving us bad news but it's good that they do. It help us wake up to what we are doing to our bodies. Weighing and measuring plus logging on the nutrition tracker will help you analyze where lifestyle changes are needed. Sometimes it is not only what we eat but not getting enough water or the proper amount of sleep or exercise. Making just a few minor adjustments in our lifestyle can make all the difference in the world. emoticon

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10/5/12 2:37 P

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THIS WORKS. WENT ON WEEKS CRUISE DID NOT GAIN A POUND.

my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 y
ears old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off. took 16 months.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x. took 7 months.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

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10/5/12 12:09 P

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Hi and welcome to the team

Nancy in Columbia,SC

"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up"...and I intend to be that person

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Jesus loves me
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No, not one
Some things never change
You are God alone/how great is our God
Move mountain, move
When the rocks cry out
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10/5/12 11:21 A

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Hi, Kathy, and welcome to Spark and to the team! emoticon Everyone here really cares about each other and you will get loads of support and advice. Here is my best advice - not complicated and it works: 1) Use your Nutrition Tracker faithfully, every single day, and check out the daily report on that page so you can make sure you are getting the proper balance of fats, carbs, and protein. This will keep you honest and accountable for your choices. Remember, it is possible to stay within your calorie range eating "junk" but that isn't going to promote weight loss and it certainly won't maintain it in the long run emoticon ; 2) Find a few exercises/activities you actually ENJOY doing and then do them 3-4X a week. If you like what you are doing the chances are much better that you will stick with it emoticon emoticon ; 3) Stay active with your Team(s) because this is the place you will get encouragement, motivation, and support - including hugs on those days when things are especially tough! emoticon emoticon and; 4) Try to have fun with this journey to slimness and better health! It's a given that if you enjoy something you will stick with it! emoticon

One last thought: it isn't important how fast or slowly you lose your weight. This is one area where 'slow and steady wins the race' is more then just some old cliche emoticon . Spark teaches you a new lifestyle and you need time to re-educate yourself and develop a new relationship with food emoticon .

You might want to think about setting up a Spark Page so that you can get messages, comments, and Spark virtual Goodies from your friends! Getting a Goodie can really make your day! Good luck and I know emoticon

Carol

The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 TLSB

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10/5/12 10:36 A

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Welcome Kathy, Enjoy the benefit that Spark people offers. with it articles on healthy lifestyles and receipt,to and articles of members achievement. So don't give up. emoticon emoticon

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10/5/12 9:02 A

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10/5/12 2:05 A

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Today I went in for my annual check up. I was always fairly thin until I hit 50. I will be 59 in December. This past year I have kept a journal and recorded everything I ate, but I did not weigh myself. I just went by how my clothes felt and I seemed to be losing weight. I have not been exercising, just dieting. Today I was mortified to see that I have not lost a pound in a year! After my Dr appointment I went on my first walk in quite a while. It was tough, and I know starting the exercise back up will be hard. I think this year, along with the exercise and dieting, I will finally see results. ( also I dug the scales out from underneath the sink and will weigh myself weekly) I look forward to getting the support from reading your posts and adding some of my own some times.

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