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How My Streak is Going

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Just an observation I've made from reading an article: 7 of our Spark fitness experts mentioned their frequency of using the scale, and some weigh infrequently and a few don't even weigh themselves at all! This intrigues me. None of them seem to weigh more than every 2 weeks! Hmmm. I hope one day that is me! To be confident and happy with myself for who I am and gauge my fitness by stamina and strength and the way my clothes fit.

Here's the link to that article: www.sparkpeople.com/reso

Yesterday I thought I'd get on SP before my workout, but that was a mistake! It was in the afternoon and I got so wrapped up in the SparkWorld that I wasn't finished until my hubby walked through the door! So I decided that after supper, and letting my food digest a bit, I would do yoga and my ST. But for some reason, and I may blame it on my latest medicine change making me spacey, I was zoned out and couldn't get myself off the couch. I didn't even spend my usual 2-3 hours reading before bed! So I was kind to myself and went to sleep at 9. (my usual time is 9-10) I didn't get up till I'd slept 11 hours! Even I know that isn't good for me. I did toss and turn a little at first because I'd had beef for dinner and it seemed to just be sitting in my stomach. I take papaya enzymes, so I think after all that helped with digesting it.

Since the plan of exercising after SparkPeople didn't work out last night, I decided today that I would "treat" myself with SP only after I worked out. That was more effective and I got my ST done, which is the thing I put off the most.

I noticed by not allowing myself to eat in the high end of my range, I'm more choosey about what I eat. I am careful to eat filling satisfying foods and not grab empty calories just because I have 200 more calories till I reach my calorie limit. I often would find myself grabbing a sweet and that would set me up for a binge. I've been eating less for 6 days and have done very well. No binges. I'm definitely planning better and enjoying my food better. I figure, "I'm not going to get another meal or snack for 3 hours, so I'm really going to get enjoyment out of this food."

I came out of the store today without any treats! I went to the grocery store to go to the pharmacy. I hate going to the store without my hubby, because I am prone to grabbing treats. This time I decided I'd go in and out with only my medicine. Then I picked up the store flyer and saw they had a sale on skinny cow ice cream sandwiches. They are not a bad treat, but I decided they were just a few more calories that I like to spend on a treat. Plus they could trigger a binge, and I've been doing fine without sweets. I put the flyer down and marched right to the pharmacy and straight out the door. I have to imagine that I have blinders on so I don't look to the right or to the left!

Today I spent time with my daughter and her two little ones. She is pregnant and needs three meals before 1:00, she has decided this because otherwise she's cranky. So we went to an early lunch while we were out. She had a complete dinner! I happily ate my chicken orzo soup and two crackers. I shared the other cracker pack with the kids. Even though I was finished eating before all of them, I relaxed and enjoyed their company.

When we walked to the parking garage, my 4-year-old grandson said,"Look! there's an e-mail truck!" I thought that was so cute!

Thanks for listening to me ramble!

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    It sounds like you are doing super well! emoticon
    1779 days ago
    You are doing such a great job! Keep up the good work.
    1779 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Good for you resisting those frozen treats. That is an interesting observation that you made ..when you are limiting your foods, you become more selective about what you eat.

    You are doing a great job of staying on track and focused. It is great that you made healthy choices while eating with your daughter.

    Your grandkid was too cute about the email truck.
    1779 days ago
    You're doing GREAT! You're figuring out what works for you! I'm a daily weigher and that works for me. Glad you had a great day! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    1779 days ago
  • _JODI404
    GREAT decisions Lori!!! Especially at the store -- that is the exact tactic I will use, either not go to that store, or avoid ALL tempting sections, as if you have on blinders.

    emoticon emoticon two thumbs up for everything you have done!!!

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    1779 days ago
    You're right, eating at the lower end of the range does make me more picky. So does getting in my exercise since I don't want all that hard work to be for naught. Keep up the good work!
    1779 days ago
  • LARISSA238
    You inspired me to go for a short walk instead of just sitting here posting. It's killer hot out there and my quads were bothering me, so I just did half a mile, but it's better than nothing! Thanks!
    1779 days ago
    This (spending too much time on SP) happened to me too!! :) Almost exactly like in your case! I was tracking stuff, and going after Sparkpoints, and reading, etc. and the time just flew and flew and I realized that I not only must skip exercise, I'm actually late with cooking dinner because my babe will be home soon! :) I - just like you - told myself that I'll exercise after dinner! BUT after dinner I felt full...after feeling full I felt tired (it was 9 o'clock as well!!) So all in all, I know how you feel, and since then I too am sparking AFTER exercising!
    1779 days ago
    That's a good idea, treating yourself to SP after you get your workout in. Sometimes I log in to find an SP video and start commenting on people's posts and blogs and before you know it, 40 minutes has gone by!

    I like the email truck comment. Very cute.

    You are doing great!!

    1779 days ago
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