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10/10/10 11:19 A

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Patti - swap your sister's scale with yours and see if she notices. emoticon

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Since I am away this week taking care of my Mom & disabled brother, I can't go to the gym, but am trying to work in my exercise. I have been staying within my nutritional guidelines though. My sister has a scale hiding under the counter. I pulled it out, stepped on AFTER breakfast, coffee & 12 oz of water, and it was 2 lbs lighter than at home. I may just stay here for her scale. LOL...

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6/14/09 4:16 P

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The best plan that I've encountered is "The Formula" by Gene & Joyce Daoust. It's also known as The Zone. It's premise is that we should eat 40% carbs, 30% fat & 30% protein EACH TIME that we eat.

I've lost 15 pounds since joining using this eating plan.

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5/21/09 8:27 P

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Teresa, if you're a results-oriented person, find OTHER ways to measure your progress. How many crunches can you do? Push-ups? Pull-ups? Start strength training and see how many you can do in a month, even six months! Get a seamstresses' tape measure and measure your bust, waist, hips, and thighs. Re-check them periodically (preferably NOT at that time of the month!). See how far you can walk, jog, run, swim or bike, and compare it to a few months down the road. Keep a log of your daily energy, mood (and if applicable, pain) levels, on a scale of 1-10, watch it improve!

Sometimes the scale won't budge. I've been following my nutrition plan and running like crazy and the scale hasn't moved. Heck, my pants barely fit any differently, I think I'm building up so much muscle that it's replacing an equal volume of the fat I'm losing...but lemme tell ya, my booty sure looks less lumpy in the mirror, and for me, that's MAJOR plus!

-Mettle- BLC12 Yellow Amazon Warriors

2010-01-09: 180 lbs = Yoga Sessions at Anuloma Yoga
--------: 170 lbs = Heart Rate Monitor Watch
--------: 160 lbs = EA Sports Active + More
--------: 150 lbs = Golf Lessons at the Reserve
--------: 140 lbs = ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI

2009-06-07: 10 Cane 7.5k! 1:16:15
2009-10-11: Great Columbia Crossing 10k! 1:40:18
2010-05-23: 10 Cane Rum Run 5k! 41:31 (PR!)


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UNSTOPPABLE_'s Photo UNSTOPPABLE_ SparkPoints: (205,761)
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5/20/09 1:13 A

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Debbie,

Thank you for answering my question. For me, I think the scale became too BIG a deal. After reading your reply, I think I would rather weigh every 2 weeks. I need to stick with this program for my health. Don't get me wrong, I also want to lose weight. I found SP because I was looking for a healthy lifestyle change.

Much love & thanks,
Teresa

Edited by: UNSTOPPABLE_ at: 5/20/2009 (01:13)
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Never be ashamed of the scars that life has left you with. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed, you endured the pain and God has healed you. ~Author Unknown~
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5/20/09 12:15 A

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Don't count an official weight more often than once a week. Some people only weigh in officially once a month.

The scale can be a tricky (and sometimes demotivating) thing. If you find yourself beating yourself up when your weight fluctuates up slightly, than STAY AWAY from the scale in between weigh ins. Sounds like you're in this camp and would benefit from even less-frequent weigh-ins (like every two weeks or monthly).

Some people are able to keep daily weigh-ins in perspective (ie. understand that a higher weight today than yesterday doesn't necessarily indicate you did anything wrong) then there's nothing wrong with weighing in daily (just don't bother to record them all... stick to once a week at most.)

Just keep in mind, whatever you do, that the scale is not the best judge of your daily efforts. You need to focus on making healthy choices and getting in your exercise because it makes you a healthier person... not just because you want the scale to validate what you've done with a lower number. Also, don't expect more than 1.5 lbs a week of weight loss, even when you're being perfect. And that number won't be steady. You can be perfect all week and still lose less than that. Keep your goals in mind and keep that scale in perspective!

Edited by: S318830 at: 5/20/2009 (00:18)

--Debbie

Goals: 175 by Hawaii and 169 by Skiing
11/11/13: 184.6
11/18/13: 181.2
11/25/13: 182.5
12/02/13: 182.2
12/09/13: 181.5
12/16/13: 181.6
12/23/13:
12/30/13: Out of town (Hawaii!)
01/06/14:
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01/23/14: Out of town (Skiing!)


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5/17/09 11:33 P

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Hi, My name is Teresa & I started on SP 4-8-09. At that time I was weighing every week, but I became frustrated at how little I seemed to be losing. I almost quit! On May 11, I restarted my program. I have a question; HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WEIGH?

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I Want To Be UNSTOPPABLE!!!
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Never be ashamed of the scars that life has left you with. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed, you endured the pain and God has healed you. ~Author Unknown~
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Alabama---Central Time Zone
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5/13/09 12:08 A

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Yeah on becoming a runner! That's great!


--Debbie

Goals: 175 by Hawaii and 169 by Skiing
11/11/13: 184.6
11/18/13: 181.2
11/25/13: 182.5
12/02/13: 182.2
12/09/13: 181.5
12/16/13: 181.6
12/23/13:
12/30/13: Out of town (Hawaii!)
01/06/14:
01/09/14:
01/16/14:
01/23/14: Out of town (Skiing!)


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METTLE-METAL Posts: 259
5/12/09 8:20 P

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I second the Couch to 5k recommendation below! I have NEVER been a runner, but with C25k, I'm becoming one! I actually went 20 minutes straight of running this past week, and I think before C25k, I'd never done more than THREE minutes of straight running! It's so exciting to see what my body is capable of.

-Mettle- BLC12 Yellow Amazon Warriors

2010-01-09: 180 lbs = Yoga Sessions at Anuloma Yoga
--------: 170 lbs = Heart Rate Monitor Watch
--------: 160 lbs = EA Sports Active + More
--------: 150 lbs = Golf Lessons at the Reserve
--------: 140 lbs = ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI

2009-06-07: 10 Cane 7.5k! 1:16:15
2009-10-11: Great Columbia Crossing 10k! 1:40:18
2010-05-23: 10 Cane Rum Run 5k! 41:31 (PR!)


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5/3/09 11:46 P

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If you don't have a knowledgeable sales person at your local shoe store for running and walking shoes, go check out RoadRunnerSports.com ( www.roadrunnersports.com )

I've been using them for years. They have a great site that helps you figure out your foot type and then they recommend shoes for that type. Even if you don't wind up ordering from them, they can help you narrow down good choices for yourself and there are customer reviews of the shoes that are posted by some amazing and experienced athletes. It's a great resource.


--Debbie

Goals: 175 by Hawaii and 169 by Skiing
11/11/13: 184.6
11/18/13: 181.2
11/25/13: 182.5
12/02/13: 182.2
12/09/13: 181.5
12/16/13: 181.6
12/23/13:
12/30/13: Out of town (Hawaii!)
01/06/14:
01/09/14:
01/16/14:
01/23/14: Out of town (Skiing!)


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4/10/09 1:29 P

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Thank you for the articles.

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4/10/09 8:57 A

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very interesting article kittyroxx

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4/7/09 3:40 P

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Angry? Bored? Lonely? Sad? Stressed? Or, just in a MOOD?

You GOTTA check out this article! It's got excellent suggestions on how to bust through that mood along with suggestions on which exercise to pair with which mood.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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rticles.asp?id=1276


Annie

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4/5/09 6:21 P

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For anyone interested in running, the best beginner running program I've found is the Couch to 5K by Cool Running. It's a walk/run program.
www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/
2_3/181.s
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Here are some of my favorite SparkPeople articles for new members. To find more articles like these go to Healthy Lifestyly - dailySpark.com - Popular Topics

Advice for New SparkPeople Members
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
motivatio
n_articles.asp?id=750&page=2


Discover the perfect workout for your fitness personality
www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=dis
co
ver_the_perfect_workout_for_your_fitR>ness_personality


Habits of Fit People: Believe in Yourself
www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=hab
it
_of_fit_people_believe_in_yourself


I thought I'd always be fat
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
motivatio
n_articles.asp?id=1116&page=5


6 Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
motivatio
n_articles.asp?id=532&page=4


25 Ways to Get Back on Track Today
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
motivatio
n_articles.asp?id=1062&page=4


The Portion Distortion Guide
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
nutrition
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--Debbie

Goals: 175 by Hawaii and 169 by Skiing
11/11/13: 184.6
11/18/13: 181.2
11/25/13: 182.5
12/02/13: 182.2
12/09/13: 181.5
12/16/13: 181.6
12/23/13:
12/30/13: Out of town (Hawaii!)
01/06/14:
01/09/14:
01/16/14:
01/23/14: Out of town (Skiing!)


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3/31/09 2:40 P

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Use this thread to post information on nutrition, diet, or fitness topics. Is there a great plan or article you'd like to share with the group? Post it here.


--Debbie

Goals: 175 by Hawaii and 169 by Skiing
11/11/13: 184.6
11/18/13: 181.2
11/25/13: 182.5
12/02/13: 182.2
12/09/13: 181.5
12/16/13: 181.6
12/23/13:
12/30/13: Out of town (Hawaii!)
01/06/14:
01/09/14:
01/16/14:
01/23/14: Out of town (Skiing!)


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