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Gold Star Day

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today I received a Gold Star SparkGoodie from the At Goal + Maintaining Plus....SparkTeam for logging in once weekly for the last 9 weeks in a +/- 3% of center goal weight. I've participated in several of these multi-week challenges and sometimes having the challenge has forced me to weigh and face -- and improve --my food intake. Recently I haven't felt I needed it so I've decided not to sign up for the next challenge.

This is my year to overcome my scale obsession. I plan to weigh maybe twice a month and see if that works for me or not. I'm not logging my food intake daily now, although I do not think I could have lost the weight nor kept it off without years of doing so almost obsessively. Now I'm trying to get closer to being an intuitive eater, but if I start slipping I absolutely will start weighing more often and tracking my food. I know that works. At this point I know when I have overeaten and sometimes I know before I overeat that I need to stop.

I'm calling this a Gold Star Day. I choose to say it is all good news. Hubby's colonoscopy started at 5:45am this morning. They cut out several polyps, but there is a lesion which they biopsied. Doctor said it will require surgery whether it is cancerous or not. He'll probably lose half of his colon. At this point, it appears that even if it is cancer, it is very treatable. Therefore, it is all good news. Doctor was surprised that hubby had had a colonoscopy just 6 years ago. Maybe I should look up when my last colonoscopy was. It's important for all of us.

So I'll get active, enjoy another day, and be grateful for it. Here's to making the most of every day. Give yourself a Gold Star if nobody else does!!
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    Glad Gary is on the mend (or will be soon) You are doing so well, Marsha!!!

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  • GABY1948
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Marsha, I am SO proud of you! You, even at the point where I certainly wish I was, are willing to step out and push a little harder for what you believe is a help to you!

    I'm banking that after all this time, you will definitely make this a go and you will still be right up that at the top and emoticon emoticon
    1488 days ago
    Happy Gold Star Day! I pray all will go well with your hubby's surgery! Keep up the healthy choices! You inspire me!
    1488 days ago
    Love gold stars and you deserve them!

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    The colonoscopy did its job, catching a potential problem when it's treatable. And I like your plan for moving on from "scale watching". A gold star day indeed!!
    1489 days ago
    emoticon Here, have another. You're a Gold Star maintainer in my book!
    1489 days ago
    So, did the hubby get "hangry" last night not being able to eat? Glad the colonoscopy news was good, and I hope the needed procedure goes smoothly.
    1489 days ago
    congrats on Gold Star day Marsha.

    and so glad that your DH had the colonoscopy and that it sounds like things were caught in plenty of time. good news.
    Have a nice evening.
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  • ELSCO55
    1489 days ago
    I hope for the best for your husband . I'm glad you're positive about it. You're right - either way can have a very good outcome. It's so helpful to see how you are progressing to a "new normal". You're in unchartered territory for me. When I get there I'll have a map of sorts thanks to you. emoticon
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    Overcoming scale obsession and learning to be comfortable around trigger foods...those are like my way, way, WAY long-term goals...if I ever even BOTHER with '!

    Kudos to pushing your own envelope, though! :-)

    1489 days ago
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    You are a Rock Star Marsha! Wishing you well on your next phase of self improvement! I don't think I would do well intuitively eating -I need to track!
    So very sorry to hear of your hubby's lesion -to lose half his colon sounds very drastic :(( Hoping its not cancer.. Wish him all the best for a full uncomplicated recovery.
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    1489 days ago
    hugs to your dear hubby and you. Hope his colonoscopy is successful. I always wondered how hard it becomes to track when one becomes so accustomed to eating intuitively. I feel myself at this point that it is really hard to do as i force myself to do it because of weightloss goals i'd like to achieve. I've had such a hard time to find the balance it takes between fitness and diet to reach ideal limits...As I have found running to be my newly found passion I feel less and less hungry as I go with it. Thank you for this blog of Gold star inspiration. I will keep you and your hubby in my thoughts today. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    emoticon Congratulations!

    Yes, intuitive eating is the goal for all of us. I applaud your brave move into this new mode and look forward to hearing of your success.

    Good thing your husband decided to get a colonscopy and can now have this lesion removed and heal up.

    I had my first colonoscopy at age 55. It's like everyone tells us, the prep is the worst part, the procedure is nothing.

    Enjoy your day!

    1489 days ago
    You have a emoticon attitude! You inspire me! emoticon Hope all is well for your DH!
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