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8/15/12 12:45 A

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i weigh myself every morning to see where the day starts, and before bed to get an idea of how the day has been, and to start the mindset for the next day. my history says that i stop weighing when i know my eating has gone out of control, and my weight just starts climbing, so i figure better to be obsessive and know that i am on top of things, than let things go. i record my weight at "major" changes.

tuesday was beautiful - started the day with a 5 mile walk with DH, brunch made with chard and onions from neighbors' gardens, then reading on the beach time - barely 70 degrees, but warm enough on the rocks. then it was time to get ready for yet another dinner, we've had out of town guests all summer and are now catching up with the neighbors. served tacos, and i made the guacamole from the spark site with cucumber mixed in, bean dip for me, taco meat for the guests, and all in all i didn't do too badly, DH and i ended the day with a 1 mile walk.

edited to add - finished the day *after* the walk by doing ST - that's how much i repress it:-) i have managed to add a routine of wall pushups, crunches, and leg stuff every other day (my non running days), and even though i know it is on the schedule, most days i don't do it until right before bed. it's been 4 weeks now (i found abs!!), and i'm still doing the same set of exercises, but it works... or at least it is something...

Edited by: SWEDE_SU at: 8/15/2012 (00:51)
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SW march 25: 123
GOAL met may 15: 111.0
GOAL met june 11: 108
GOAL met august 13, 2012: 103
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8/15/12 12:12 A

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I weigh myself every morning but I only record it once a week.

Today is a weird day. I feel like Ive munched all day and Ive tried to record it all but my calories are still way under but my energy level is great! everything today was been been pretty low GI wonder if that's why? I'm sure loving this sustained energy. no big crashes though-out the day. I did take a 30 minute cat nap but I also only got 5 hours a sleep last night so ya know.

My fitness is not so wonderful today, I did do one of the strength training routines they have outlined here. it wasn't even close to enough but it was something. I hate that I didn't make it to the gym today though. I know tomorrow is going to be a big calorie day. its my husbands birthday. Im making bourbon peach blueberry bread pudding for his breakfast, if that's any induction of how high were talking LOL . I'm planing on just having a nibble and some egg whites, he can go crazy if he wants. I'm actually making two. one little one for my son that will be bourbon free and the other mass oh calorie for my man. I know he'll be in heaven. its got a bunch of milk in it so it shouldn't be to hard for me to just have a bite or two and leave it at that. maybe I'll try another one with egg whites and almond milk for me?? I don't know if that would work. anyway latter were going out for dinner and he has requested pineapple upside down cake for desert. and I'm sure we will have some drinks as friends have offered to take our son for the evening..
What I should have done today was another big cardio class and some strength LOL oh well. I guess I could always box it out a little with he Xbox before going to bed but then I'll be up really late again, I just started a sleep challenge, I should be in bed right now... ok I'm going! sorry for rambling once again emoticon hope everyone had a wonderful day I'll check-in tomorrow let yeah know how the light bread pudding turned out LOL

Night All!!

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LAFEMMEDELALUNE's Photo LAFEMMEDELALUNE Posts: 4,757
8/14/12 5:29 P

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4A-Healthy-BMI, I hope you are back to feeling 100% soon! emoticon

Self_Respect, I weigh once a week, since daily weight fluctuations would have me worrying too much. The maintenance challenges here on this team are what keep me going. If I wasn't part of them, I fear I'd just weigh in "whenever". Here's a link to the current challenge (though it has already started, a new one will start in a couple of months, most likely)...
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OneWeigh, good luck with your kitten. I had two kitties with that problem when I first adopted them, but as the vet found them healthy, it was assumed that they were just reacting to the switch in food brands when I brought them home. They stopped being "stinky" after about 6 months.


As for me...
Today I tried level 2 of the circuit training I've been doing, and actually survived! Woohoo! :D
I was unable to do level 2 two weeks ago when I first tried it, so stuck with level 1 for a while longer, and it really paid off.

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8/14/12 3:02 P

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I weigh every morning. Reached my "scream" weight this weekend and am back on track now.
Going to a neighbor's for a b b q tonight and will concentrate on the salad and not eat any of the cake I'm bringing. (or any carby buns!)
I've been taking long walks on the beach every night, been so nice out.

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~John Lennon~

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CAROLJEAN64's Photo CAROLJEAN64 Posts: 11,461
8/14/12 2:52 P

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I weight weekly because I know I can obsess about daily fluctuations. Yesterday was good until I made a Spark cookie recipe. I think I have finally found a trigger food. Can't wait until DH gets home from doctor's appointment. He had to fast for blood work and started shortly after I finished baking the cookies.
Getting a good workout today. Cleaning house preparatory to sister's visit. DH said she should come every year so we get this kind of cleaning done. Have finished bedrooms and hallways. Now on to kitchen and living room. Bathroom is tomorrow just before she arrives. When I start sweating as I am washing windows and vacuuming, I think about how I will track it.

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8/14/12 2:49 P

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Started my day with a trip to the vet with my new kitten. emoticon He thought it was a grand adventure and I'm hoping a round of antibiotics is all it takes to solve his "stinky kitty" digestive issues. Now I've got the rest of the day to myself! Yesterday I bought a big container of an ice cream flavor I'd been craving (cake flavored!) but restrained myself to a serving size that left me within my caloric allotment for the day. Luckily, though I like ice cream, I can usually leave it alone. I'm expecting to splurge later in the week (on my birthday), so I'm trying not to overdo it now. I'm still trying to get rid of the vacation pounds. It's still hard for me to think of ways to indulge myself that aren't food.

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8/14/12 12:11 P

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I weigh every morning. It gives me the info I need to plan my day.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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8/14/12 12:10 P

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I weigh myself every morning and take a %bf measurement, and watch the weighted moving average. The averaging thing helps keep me from freaking out over fluctuations but still allows me to see trends. More info about weighted moving averages over here: teams.sparkpeople.com/hackersdiet

Never, ever, EVER give up!

From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING's Photo SWEETYOUNGTHING SparkPoints: (134,739)
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8/14/12 12:01 P

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Just wondering how often everyone weighs in? Now that I met goal weight, I feel like I should weigh myself more often to make sure I'm where I need to be.

I believe in myself, I am a strong woman. I will reach my goals, NOTHING & NOBODY will hold me down. I will live my life with integrity and intention. I will set a good example for my daughters and my son. I will be a woman that makes my grand children proud when they look at pictures of me long after I've left this earth.


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8/14/12 11:38 A

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The brush/floss works for me too. Way too lazy to do it twice :)

Another really hot day here is SoCal. I'm procrastinating on going to work today. I'd rather be... doing nothing...

Tonight I'll do yoga. That usually helps slow things down and I'll appreciate the coolness of the gym.

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8/14/12 11:35 A

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Still recovering from this summer cold that laid me low Sunday and Monday. Yesterday was particularly bad, with fevers and chills that conked me out most of the day, and only my bladder waking me up. (Good think it did, too, or that would have been most uncomfortable. LOL)

Didn't even wake up in time to eat dinner, although it was all planned out. So I just rolled back over and went back to sleep. Felt somewhat better later in the night, and got up and caught up on emails, etc.

Tonight if I'm feeling sufficiently better I'll lift weights in my basement. Here's where I do that:
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Edited by: 4A-HEALTHY-BMI at: 8/14/2012 (11:38)
Never, ever, EVER give up!

From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.

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Weight chart
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Blogs
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Maintenance Info
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8/14/12 10:48 A

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It was raining when I got up (very quickly to get the newspapers in before they got wet), but now the sun is out and I can catch up on the shopping I missed yesterday dealing with my mother's failed MRI. I don't think it can be done for her since she isn't capable of following directions. I am still waiting for a call from the neurologist on how to proceed. He'll probably call when I'm in Walmart.

I brush and floss right after dinner, before I even clean the kitchen. Then I can't eat again. It's silly because all I'd have to do is brush and floss again,but it works for me.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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8/14/12 9:47 A

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Looking forward to a "normal" week after last week's conference provided lots of extra temptations. I did get 3 hikes in 8 days, so that balanced things out. But I have my gym bag packed for after work, and have SP chocolate chocolate Zuchinni mini cupcakes to share at staff meeting. It's going to be a good day!

"Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress." I Timothy 4:15

1 Cor. 10:23 "Everything is permissable, but not everything is beneficial."
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8/14/12 9:07 A

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Good day yesterday, meeting fitness goals, staying within calorie range, getting at least 6 hours of sleep, still feeling the high of my weekend decluttering efforts.

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62NVON's Photo 62NVON SparkPoints: (47,529)
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8/14/12 8:00 A

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Yesterday went so well... until about 9:30pm. I succumbed to TOM salty snacking with an overload of pretzel chips. Definitely showing on the scale this morning. *sigh* Time to move forward, though.

I did manage to get in a nice circuit workout before dinner. It was one of those times when I REALLY didn't want to exercise, but bargained with myself to just start and I'd quit if I wan't feeling it. I finished the 45 minute workout, and of course didn't regret having done it.

Today is planned food-wise... I just have to stick to the plan. Cardio tonight as well.




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