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Musical Pages - Musical Chairs

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Yep yep - hooray. We're here!!
I heard a riff on an NPR comedy show (maybe Wait Wait?) about "musical chairs" being a frightening form of child abuse -- e.g. early training in S C A R C I T Y. And I laughed so loud, out loud. At how true that is. A childs game. Rush for what's left? What a nightmare when one looks at it like that. eh?

So what do I mean by this headline today?
I've been playing Musical Pages ONLINE with my identikit and weight loss "goals" and "tracking" and "community" WISHES. I joined WW and attend(ed) meetings. The "Smart Points system" just not working for my sanity. Calorie counting is saner for me. So after a year (omg, a year) I'm back to Spark Tracking ... but i have NO IDEA how to set my goals for weight loss.

It's as though someone has removed a 'chair' and I can't find a place to land.
I almost did that HCG crazy crash thing to - as they say - give myself a jump.
And wanting that sent me out of the room, off the deep end.... (which means that I had some old old not seen in eons acting out behavior as a rebound). Tick tock, pendulum swing.
I'm back in the saddle -- me and my turtle
What calorie amount should I aim for, given my lower starting weight (164 instead of 235)
What calorie amount should I aim for, given my still shameful(?) alarmingly low DailyStepCount?

What if I NEVER get my steps up?
Why is that my question?

Rowing is my new affection. 1000m in 6 minutes. Now I want to add minutes.

Yet-- I know that -- my friends who've made it to maintenance have ALL (without exception) evolved to be walkers or joggers . .. . in real time, real space, and even with other people as companions. So.... I chew on that. Some more.

Musical Pages -- I've sucked it up and don't hate the new Spark operating system. I accept it. I embrace it. I NEED SUCCESSFUL RESONATIONS and

Can Spark Still be My Home Base?
Is there a chair that suits my inner golilocks?
Will my friends join me here
Music Playing
or Music on Hold

It's a dance
It's a lark
What a piece of work is man/woman

I need ME to show up
for this, for me, for us

and I need ME to take on some other stuff AT THE SAME TIME

Not Juggliing

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    Oh, my! I certainly never thought of musical chairs as abusive! But then, we do know that children can be the cruelest human beings on earth...so who knows?

    How to set your goals for weight loss? Slowly - maybe five pounds at a time. I'm toying with the idea of trying to lost another 10 pounds in about 8 months for my 65th birthday. Still "toying" because I'm trying to decide "why?" There's nothing wrong with my current weight. Another 10 pounds will make me "skinny" but I doubt it will do much for the sags and rolls that come with age and gravity. So why? I'm toying and pondering without a decision. Anniversary vacation is in another couple of weeks so no decisions, no choices make until after that.

    Aiming for calories - I'll spark mail you a formula I recently discovered.
    951 days ago
    True We can do this!!
    951 days ago
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