SparkPeople 100 days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle Team Messageboard Small bite-sized daily motivation lessons from Linda Spangle to help you succeed with any weight loss plan and help overcome emotional eating. SparkPeople 100 days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle Team Messageboard March Dot Calendar Challenge Continuing the Dot Calendar Challenge set up by Maria, this is cut-and-pasted from her post:- <BR> <BR> "This is a self challenge to earn at least 20 green dots by the end of March. Anyone who would like to join is welcome! <BR> <BR> It is a friendly, win/win kind of challenge. Most of us know what we need to do daily to be successful in our personal goals. Do this for at least 20 days this month. Mark it down on Linda's (or any) calendar each day." <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> You can ... Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:46:55 EST Dot Calendar Challenge - February 2021 Continuing the Dot Calendar Challenge set up by Maria, this is cut-and-pasted from her post:- <BR> <BR> "This is a self challenge to earn at least 20 green dots by the end of February. Anyone who would like to join is welcome! <BR> <BR> It is a friendly, win/win kind of challenge. Most of us know what we need to do daily to be successful in our personal goals. Do this for at least 20 days this month. Mark it down on Linda's (or any) calendar each day." <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> You c... Sun, 31 Jan 2021 07:02:50 EST Julee's More DWL 2021 Ok, I started the first book. sigh It definitely tells you how distracted I have been. So, today I will catch up and get on track. <BR> <BR> Day 1 - Others Have Done It <BR> I have Hashimoto's and sleep apnea, both complicate losing weight but will improve when I release the extra weight. The three things that I found that resonate with me are the following. <BR> <BR> My Three Things <BR> <BR> 1. Consistency - Exercise no matter what. Adjust the plan if necessary, (see number 2), but mov... Mon, 4 Jan 2021 08:56:18 EST Dot Calendar Challenge January 2021 The First Day of the First Month! Go for it! <BR> <BR> You can find new Dot Calendars from Linda's website here:- <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lendar-tracking-plan/ </link> <BR> <BR> Green stands for a solid day on your program. You stayed on your diet plan, perhaps did your exercise, and you managed temptations and food triggers well. <BR> <BR> Yellow means caution— your day could have been better. Maybe you did a little extra eating along with no exercise.... Fri, 1 Jan 2021 10:44:36 EST NOT stepping on the scale until 29th December I'm setting up a little thread here, for accountability, for anyone who wants to join me and Babs in trying out Linda's advice to NOT step on the scale for three days after Xmas. <BR> <BR> Chapter 14 from Friends with the Scale <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> You do NOT have to post your weight here - it's not that sort of a team. But just say if you stepped on, noted the number, stepped off, recorded the weight. <BR> <BR> I'll be checking in every day just to r... Tue, 22 Dec 2020 04:45:52 EST Dot Calendar Challenge - December 2020 Here's a link to the current Dot Calendars if you need them <BR> <BR> <link><BR>acking-calendar/ </link> Tue, 1 Dec 2020 05:40:48 EST Julee's Lucky Dip 2020 11/26 <BR> Day 36 from 100 DWL - Slow down your eating <BR> <BR> Good advice for today. <BR> Not sure why I cooked our traditional mean when it is just the two of us, this year. <BR> Lots of leftovers and freezer meals for awhile. <BR> Eating slowly is a usable idea. Thank you. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:05:35 EST Dot Calendar Challenge - November 2020 Here's a link to the current Dot Calendars if you need them <BR> <BR> <link><BR>acking-calendar/ </link> Fri, 30 Oct 2020 17:37:00 EST Julee's FWTS 2020 Chapter 1 "What's wrong with my scale?" <BR> <BR> I weigh myself every day. When we were camping I didn't think about my scale until we got back and then I just started weighing myself the next morning. I guess I do let it affect my day, sometimes, but I don't blame the scale. I get upset with me. <BR> <BR> In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. <BR> A reminder that there are things outside of my control that affect my daily weigh-in. <BR> (I have Hashimo... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:15:03 EST Young-at -Heart’s FWTS 2020 FRIENDS WITH THE SCALE <BR> <BR> Chapter 1 - What’s Wrong with my Scale? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I decided to join after being away from the team for awhile. I want to work through issues about finding my “happy healthy weight”. I don’t have the book yet but have ordered it and want to get started today. <BR> <BR> I have been in maintenance for 2+ years but get concerned when I step on the scale an... Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:52:52 EST Dot Calendar Challenge - October 2020 A couple of people have said they might be interested in doing a kind of Dot Calendar Challenge. Not sure how it will work - but feel free to set your intentions here. <BR> <BR> Here's a link to the current Dot Calendars if you need them <BR> <BR> <link><BR>acking-calendar/ </link> Fri, 9 Oct 2020 14:28:18 EST What shall we do next? We will complete our current 100 Day journey on 16th October. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering what people would like to do next? <BR> <BR> The options really are - either carry on with 100 MORE Days of Weight Loss, which would go over Xmas and New Year and finish around Valentine's Day 2021. <BR> <BR> <BR> Or, we could have a short break, then start Make Friends with the Scale (which is a 28 chapter book) which would take us up to the holiday season in mid-November. <BR> <BR> I'd appreciate your... Thu, 1 Oct 2020 03:18:51 EST Gill's Notebook! I have been needing and wanting to write a lot on the daily chat recently, so I thought it might be best to set up a new 'journal' thread for myself! <BR> <BR> We're on Day 63 of 100 DWL and today it's about Instant Tools - and my catch-phrase for this day is "I choose to resist" <BR> <BR> I've felt very worn down by work this past week - mostly due to the coronavirus and having to put myself into situations I don't feel comfortable in, in order to support the people I'm paid to support (a... Thu, 27 Aug 2020 13:00:43 EST CAROLSAN3 100 Days of Weight Loss Carol - post your entries in this thread to keep them all in one place. Tue, 25 Aug 2020 11:43:40 EST carol3san ioo days of weight loss 100 days of weight loss: Day 19 <BR> Eat reasonable amounts <BR> For today: <BR> 1- With each of the foods I eat today, I will take the amount I think is my desinated serving size. Then I will weight and measure the food to see how close I came to being correct. <BR> 2- I will repeat this exercise until I am confident about my estimating skills. <BR> 3- In my notebook, I will write down my ideal serving size for the food items I eat most frequently. Tue, 25 Aug 2020 11:27:43 EST 8 Common Symptoms of Food Addiction I am always interested in reading about the addictive nature of food, because I feel that it's not all about will-power and choice at lot of the time - there can be very strong 'drivers' where certain foods are concerned. If you feel the same, you might find this article interesting. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/8-symptoms-of-food-addiction </link> <BR> <BR> This paragraph sounds like me: <BR> <BR> "For some people, there is no such thing as a bite of choco... Mon, 10 Aug 2020 05:49:58 EST Miscellaneous - addicted to sugar/flour? "How do you know if you are addicted to flour or sugar? The simplest way is to use the test provided by the book Alcoholics Anonymous, written eighty years ago. We can just change the text from using “alcohol” to using “food:” <BR> <BR> Try some controlled eating. Step into a bakery and have one piece of candy, one donut, one piece of binge food, and then stop. Stick to a diet and maintain your weight loss. <BR> <BR> Try it more than once. If you are like us, you will no more be able to do ... Thu, 11 Jun 2020 05:25:26 EST Getting Ready for 1st June 2020 kick-off So, the next round will begin on 1st June. Are you coming along? <BR> <BR> For anyone who's done the book before, you know what's coming. <BR> <em>594</em> <BR> <BR> For anyone who's new, then first you need the book. It IS possible to do it without the book, but having the book (any format will do - hard copy, electronic copy, audio copy) makes it much easier! <BR> <BR> At the beginning of Linda Spangle's book, she guides us through some preparation topics. So that's what I'm goi... Wed, 27 May 2020 09:24:35 EST Sunday - counting our blessings Never before have (well, not in my lifetime, and I'm 65) have we had something like this Covid-19 pandemic that is affecting every single person in the world. <BR> <BR> Most of us are living now under some kind of movement restrictions. When you can't do something, you want to do it more! And I found myself desperately craving a walk in the countryside, or along the beach, or even just a stroll around the park. But that's not happening for me today. And I felt envious of people who liv... Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:53:29 EST Prepare for Valentine's Day Friday 14th will be Valentine's Day <BR> <BR> On that day, we'll be on Day 30 Feel Blessed - which is perfect! <BR> <BR> I've made a plan for Valentine's Day - I'm at work, then going to the gym, then having a luxurious bath with a rose-scented bath bomb, and getting into a new pair of pyjamas! <BR> <BR> What's your plan? <BR> <BR> Here's a blog from Linda about handling Valentine's Day - feel free to share it with anyone you think might need the support. <BR> <BR> <link>https://w... Mon, 10 Feb 2020 13:04:34 EST Janet's Journal - 100 More DWL - 2020 Day 1 - Others have done it <BR> <BR> People who have lost weight and kept it off - My husband has lost 30 pounds and kept it off for 4 years. Several of you Sparkfriends have. <BR> <BR> 3 Things I can apply to my own efforts: <BR> (1) Stop taking small bites of things that aren't part of my plan. <BR> (2) Exercise at least 10 minutes a day, try to do more on days I don't go to work. <BR> (3) Don't give up! <BR> <BR> I'm getting back to what I was doing in 2019: Journalling food eaten, dri... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 16:56:52 EST SUSMANNIE 100 MORE Days of Weight Loss Day 5 – No willpower <BR> <BR> If you believe you can manage your actions by the choices you make, you won’t have to worry about willpower abandoning you at the wrong moment. <BR> Instead, just pull another item from your strategy list and face down the food temptation without a hitch. <BR> <BR> 1. Think about places where you’ll face a food temptation today. <BR> After lunch, I crave something sweet. <BR> Then when I food shop, I look for some kind of "healthy bar" aka "otherwise labeled" ... Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:59:30 EST Elevate Your Success Is anyone going to give Linda Spangle's new coaching program a try? I am! I want to see what it's like, so that I see how it works - and add it to the range of options available to people who are curious about emotional eating and find their way to the 100 Days of Weight Loss Team. <BR> <BR> If you are giving this a go - then feel free to share your insights on this thread here. <BR> <BR> If this is the first you've heard about it - then check it out here! <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.... Thu, 9 Jan 2020 14:15:49 EST FUNLOVEN'S 100 MDWL - ROUND 3 DAY 1 - OTHERS HAVE DONE IT <BR> <BR> I did Round 1 back in June 2018. Here is some of what I listed then: <BR> <BR> Here are some tips I came up with when I thought about people who have been successful: <BR> 1. Stick to your food plan - calorie count, low carb, WW points <BR> 2. Stick to you fitness schedule- if you don't have one, develop one &amp; add it to your calendar <BR> 3. Portion control - measure &amp; weigh everything <BR> 4. Track, track, track <BR> 5. Set your intentio... Mon, 6 Jan 2020 11:19:51 EST My 100 more days weight loss journal -1 until beginning <BR> Started on spark coach consistency program <BR> I am not feeling well but am trying to eat what’s right while sick. I haven’t given up artificial sweetener totally yet but I am using less Sun, 5 Jan 2020 13:54:16 EST Phyllis - 1 to 100 More & Pull Myself Back Up <em>521</em> <BR> Day #1 Monday, January 6, 2020 <BR> <BR> Sunday - <BR> 1. Do tasks - day of rest <BR> 2. Make music - hymn at church today <BR> 3. Get active - afternoon walk <BR> 4. Read - day #1 lesson &amp; Before we Were Yours <BR> 5. Reflect - a very calm, quiet day <BR> <BR> Saturday - <BR> 1. Do tasks - put Christmas things away; sweep room; <BR> 2. Make music - just not my thing! <BR> 3. Get active - make sure to get extra steps <BR> 4. Read - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Win... Sat, 4 Jan 2020 11:28:41 EST Gill's Journal: 100 MORE DWL 2020 I'm starting a new decade, a new year, with a new thread. Below is a link to the report thread which I began in 2014 when I first joined this team. I've made massive improvements in my relationship with food. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=117<BR>14x21194x58408212 </link> <BR> <BR> Here's looking forward to my third run through 100 MORE Days of Weight Loss. I've bought myself a paper copy of the Journal which accompanies th... Thu, 2 Jan 2020 02:14:35 EST Seven Keys to Success - 100 MORE DWL At the start of the 100 MORE DWL book, Linda shares her Seven Keys to success. You can download this sheet from her website, but here's a quick over-view in case you don't have the book (yet). <BR> <BR> #1 Always move forward: just keep doing one day at a time <BR> <BR> #2 Do what worked before: use all the things you know work well FOR YOU <BR> <BR> #3 No more excuses: what has stopped you being successful in the past - decide they won't stop you this time! <BR> <BR> #4 Create a finish... Wed, 1 Jan 2020 16:16:15 EST Linda's 12 Holiday Tips Linda has 12 tips to help us navigate our way through the holidays. <BR> <BR> #1 walk (20-30 mins) before every holiday meal <BR> #2 don't skip meals <BR> #3 focus on fuel <BR> #4 half-off special <BR> #5 slow down <BR> #6 don't even start <BR> #7 stop eating brownies <BR> #8 simplify everything <BR> #9 water before wine <BR> #10 eat snacks with a fork <BR> #11 what color are their eyes <BR> #12 extreme self-care Fri, 20 Dec 2019 12:41:13 EST Strategy for preventing holiday weight-gain Some of my fellow Spanglers might be interested to read this blog from Dr John Douillard - he offers the suggestions of reducing calories for two days a week (to about 750 kcals) to prevent weight gain during the holiday season. I'm not sure I could be disciplined enough to do this - but I'm tempted to give it a try. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ain/ </link> <BR> <BR> PS - the 'study' referred to is not scientifically sound as it was only 22 people! But - it'... Thu, 5 Dec 2019 14:51:10 EST Aunty Em’s third Thirty of One Hundred Dats 12 Nov, Day 100 - This is How I Live <BR> What are the five favorite/best Lessons written in this book? <BR> <BR> I have completed the first 100 days of this journey having lost 20 pounds, so with 20 more pounds to lose I will begin a new journey using the 100 more Days of weght loss beginning tomorrow. Today I will go through my journal a make a list of favorite lessons, what needs more work, and what worked best. It’s taken me too long to get here, and I feel guilt and shame for still bein... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 00:05:57 EST Day 41 Motivation is a choice Hope I am doing this right , creating a new topic vs replying? REcommitting to Spark and 100 Days <BR> <BR> Motivation is a Choice!! <BR> <BR> For me motivation is tied to action, I like to think but sometimes I need action and action motivates more action. I liked the suggestion in todays reading "to list every possible action that would move me toward my desired goal". <BR> <BR> Today I took out my journal and listed somethings I can do to keep up some light exercise while I am recoveri... Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:13:50 EST Aunty Em's Second 30 of 100 Days 30 Sep, Day 57: Head Hunger Instead's <BR> If I find the need to crunch, a dood alternative would be to leave the house, and go take a walk. If the weather is wrong, I can jog around the house. Let’s do this! <BR> 29 Sep, Day 56: Head Hunger <BR> Not body hunger is emotions based. Depending on which emotions are out of control determines which foods we over eat. My foods of choice are almost always crunchy, meaning I’mangry and want to crunch something or somebody that I cannot crunch, e.g ... Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:08:31 EST 100 days - JunePa Day 1 I used to be that way - Aug 5, 2019 <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Make a list of any fears or negative behaviors that have hurt your weight loss success in the past. Now read these out loud to yourself and then say: "I used to be that way, but now I'm different!" <BR> <BR> 2. Then write new endings for them by completing this sentence: I used to _________________ (fill in your old behavior), but now I ___________________ (write in your new ending). <BR> <BR> 3. Keep these in your journal or on... Wed, 7 Aug 2019 00:45:19 EST Aunty Em's First 31 of 100 Days Aug 31, Day 27: Eat Dessert <BR> My favorite desserts are: carrot cake, tates choc chip cookie w/walnuts, Sees choc fudge w/walnuts, Heath Bar. I can’t eat these desserts until I’ve gained better control over bingeing. I can eat other desserts like pumpkin pie at thanxgiving, and Mike’s birthday cake because I am less likely to go out of control after eating them. <BR> Aug 30, Day 26: When Food Disappoints You <BR> Don't eat it if it doesn't taste good. I can do this when I'm not on a bing... Mon, 5 Aug 2019 15:09:05 EST Keep Moving Forward with Kohl I Used To Be That Way… <BR> <BR> I used to drink only juice, chocolate milk, and caffeinated soda, but now I drink water, skim milk with a swirl of chocolate, iced tea, and a caffeine free diet soda with pizza. <BR> <BR> I used to sit on my butt, but now I get up and walk…it’s my job. <BR> <BR> I used to eat more than one portion because I love the taste of food, but now I use a small lunch plate and eat my one portion slowly. <BR> <BR> I used to put taking care of me on the back burn... Mon, 5 Aug 2019 11:43:34 EST Susmannie's 100 days <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> day 1: <BR> 1. Make a list of any fears or negative behaviors that have hurt your weight-loss success in the past. <BR> <BR> I don’t believe I can really do it. <BR> When I’m hungry, I have to eat right away. <BR> I don’t make time for exercise. <BR> <BR> Write new endings for them by completing this sentence: <BR> I used to not believe I could lose weight, but now I tell myself that I can lose weight, and I will lose weight. <BR> <BR> I used to feel I had to eat... Mon, 5 Aug 2019 08:14:01 EST Journal of Janet (AKA THETROUT) for 100 DWL THE PLAN: Just eating according to SP recommendations, paying most attention to limiting calories. For lunch, I have a Premier shake and a small dark chocolate bar most days. Also rarely eating breads and junk foods. <BR> <BR> ACTIVITY PLAN: 30 minutes of activity each day, any combination of walking and yoga. <BR> WATER PLAN: 8 to 10 cups a day <BR> <BR> At this point, beginning of August 2019, I've lost 14 pounds. June and July were not great due to out of town trips. Getting back o... Sun, 4 Aug 2019 11:33:24 EST Pull myself up daily check list - Junepa Thursday -- July 18 <BR> <BR> Thanks for the idea Phyllis, thanks for the thread Gill <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Do tasks <BR> 2. Make music <BR> 3. Get active <BR> 4. Read <BR> 5. Reflect <BR> <BR> Wednesday July 17 <BR> <BR> 1. Do tasks <BR> Morning farm chores, errands in town picking up prescription-sent a fax- deposited cheque in bank-volunteered at teen homeless shelter-cleaned the bathrooms and folded laundry <BR> <BR> 2. Make music <BR> Watched on YouTube Bruce Springsteen live in Germa... Sat, 3 Aug 2019 13:53:16 EST Get Ready, Get Set....... .questions answered OK - here's a thread where we can post our plans for the 100 DWL starting on Monday <BR> <BR> (1) what plan are you going to use? <BR> <BR> (2) are you committed to doing the 100 days? <BR> <BR> (3) how are you going to journal? <BR> <BR> OTHER FAQ (I'll add to this list as I gather them up) <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> Q do I have to sign up? <BR> <BR> A: No, you don't - just join in. There is no signing up - no check-in days or posting weight or anything like that - it's a book club bas... Sat, 3 Aug 2019 08:11:11 EST Renee’s Hundred Days Personal Journal - 9/5/19 update: I totally forgot I was gonna do this here, oh well. LOL. Sun, 28 Jul 2019 17:28:27 EST Pull Yourself Back Up - daily check list <em>213</em> <BR> Several people seemed to find the Pull Yourself Back Up steps very inspiring and useful, so how about we use this thread to check in and say how we did these 5 steps each day? <BR> <BR> The five steps <BR> <BR> 1) Do tasks - something mundane that doesn't require much thought or making decisions <BR> <BR> 2) Make music - listen, play, sing <BR> <BR> 3) Get active - exercise of some kind for at least 10 mins <BR> <BR> 4) Read a book - give your brain some input <BR> ... Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:15:22 EST What shall we do after this round of 100 MORE DWL? I sent some weird dates out with today's Spangler, but, bless you all, I've had three votes for doing Friends with the Scale next. <BR> <BR> Add your votes here - Friends with the Scale or 100 Days of Weight Loss? <BR> <BR> The results so far:- <BR> <BR> Friends with the Scale - 4 votes <BR> 100 DWL - 2 votes <BR> Don't mind - 1 vote <BR> Sun, 23 Jun 2019 10:07:27 EST My personal journey, "100 Days of Weight Loss" Today, May10, 2019: <BR> Ten reasons why I want to lose weight and maintain my success: <BR> 1. Feel better all over, no more knee pain or foot pain. <BR> 2. More energy. <BR> 3. To maintain my blood sugar levels, and maybe even lower the amount of medication I'm on. <BR> 4. To maintain a healthy blood pressure, and again, possible lower the amount of meds for this condition as well. <BR> 5. To prevent further complications of diabetes. <BR> 6. To feel better about myself. <BR> 7. To ... Fri, 10 May 2019 10:46:03 EST Emotional Eating - a man's perspective After coming across an old blog by Jerome Merlau this morning, I read a few more of his blogs and found this one about being an emotional eater. It's aimed at men, but applies to us all. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g.asp?post=dealing_with_emotional_eati<BR>ng_from_a_mans_perspective </link> Sun, 14 Apr 2019 12:14:34 EST Question I am just starting to read 100 Days of Weight Loss and wondering if anyone has signed up for Linda Spangle’s free newsletter and other email tips. Wondering how it is and if it is worth doing it. Sun, 7 Apr 2019 20:57:49 EST Newbie Here Hi. I’m Marge and stumbled upon this team and saw one of my sparkfriends was also on the team. So I checked this out and decided this is what I am looking for. I am needing to lose some weight, be accountable and do this the right way- one day at a time. Know I can do it as I lost 20 lbs. several years ago, but gained it back. Looking forward to being part of this team. I will get the book for my IPad. I am ready to start my new adventure. <BR> <em>521</em> Fri, 5 Apr 2019 19:50:09 EST Can we talk about Cravings? I was wondering if anyone has pinpointed anything that relates to their cravings? I mean when you are dying to eat a certain kind of food, and nothing else will do. Please share what cravings happen in your life and if you know what causes them? <BR> <BR> Feel free to post a link to anything I could read that has been helpful for you to understand them. <BR> <BR> TIA Fri, 5 Apr 2019 18:07:19 EST Latisha's 100 Days of Weight Loss Journey <em>524</em> Well, today is Day 1 for me. <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> Weight = 217 <BR> <BR> I will not allow my past to determine my future. I will work on changing my way of thinking as it relates to my weight loss journey. When I have doubts or fears, I will remind myself of why started this journey. <BR> <BR> My goals are: <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise daily for at least 90 minutes <BR> 2. Make my daily step goal of 11,000 steps <BR> 3. Sleep for at least 6.5 hours per night <BR> 4. Drink p... Mon, 1 Apr 2019 13:19:16 EST Getting back on track Today I started tracking again and going back to spark coach. I pay for it because I don’t like ads but should use it. <BR> Also read an article on prediabetes, my dh has it and I have a 70% chance of getting diabetes so thought I should heck it out. I was surprised At some of the “free foods” you should limit it to 3 a day and have them at 3 separate times. Not too difficult because on WW they were counted as extra as. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 22:32:09 EST The Sunday Spangler! New thread! <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Everyone seems to have approved of having the weekends as 'catch-up' time - so glad that's going well. I sent out the first Sunday Spangler today - it is all bits and pieces, so I hope you'll find something to interest you. <BR> <BR> I had a couple of You Tube videos (TEDx talks) that I wanted to share. I seem to have put one of the links in the email twice, but not the other one. So here they both are again! <BR> <BR> This one really touched me – ... Sun, 10 Mar 2019 05:40:46 EST Amy’s 100 More Days 7 Keys to Successful Weight Loss <BR> <BR> #1 Always Move Forward! <BR> <BR> Each day is a new day, so if I mess up “my program” one day, so what?!? It’s important not to dwell in the past, but keep making progress and learn from mistakes. Be kind to myself! <BR> <BR> #2 Do What Worked Before <BR> <BR> At this point in my life as a wise 60 year old, I know that low carb needs to be my forever lifestyle, not just as a way to lose weight but to keep it off. I also know that I need to stay ... Mon, 4 Mar 2019 11:25:38 EST Day 16 I'm not sure I agree with the concept of the first two bites being the most satisfying. When I have something that I really have a craving for I'm satisfied with every bite. When I don't go out and get something that I really want I end up eating a bunch of stuff around the house that I didn't want in the first place. <BR> <BR> The other day on the way home from Hy Vee my BIL gave me half of a Scotcheroo. That was about 4 bites and I was surprisingly satisfied with it. Maybe what I nee... Sun, 3 Mar 2019 21:17:48 EST Young-at -Heart’s 100 Days Journal <em>88</em> <BR> Ready to start this journey and deal with the issues of emotional eating. Sun, 3 Mar 2019 15:41:57 EST today & tomorrow My journal with both 100 days experience. "Yesterday" gave me lots of lessons, both what to do &amp; what not to do. This journal is for today &amp; tomorrow. Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:26:29 EST A-Z of things you can do to stay on-track Accept the solution! 100DWL Day 92 <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:31:31 EST 4th March 2019 - 100 MORE Days of Weight Loss I thought I'd start a new thread for any preparation, questions etc for our next round which will begin on 1st March. <BR> <BR> For anyone who is used to other teams I want to say there's no sign up, no roll-call, no statistics or scores or weigh-ins here - just come on over and join in! <BR> <BR> I'll add things to this thread in the run-up to 4th March. Any questions etc - post 'em here and someone will answer you. <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> <BR> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:22:30 EST Day 4 Boundaries Not Diets I like to think of it as a lane on a highway with solid yellow lines on either side. You’re supposed to stay in your lane and not cross the yellow lines. The lines are the upper and lower boundaries of my weight loss plan. As long as I stay in my lane I will be alright. <BR> <BR> One examples of my boundaries is my calorie range. The yellow lines are the upper and lower ends of my calorie range. On better days I will be at the lower end of the calorie range. On other days I can indu... Mon, 11 Feb 2019 20:15:36 EST 100 Day Diet Quiz Has anyone done the Diet Quiz from the link in the 100 day book to get a suggestion as to what type of diet plan would work best for you? I did it just to see what it suggested. It was an epic fail. I had 5 C's, 3 A's, and 3 B's in my answers so my suggested diet plan is a meal replacement program with protein shakes. That's totally not me. I go to my weekly TOPS meeting and I like to cook. I'm a Hungry Girl fan. I love the lower calorie recipes and I do all my tracking here with Sp... Thu, 7 Feb 2019 19:47:21 EST 100 Days for Emily (Weekdays only; start 10/20/20) Waiting for my book! Wed, 30 Jan 2019 20:50:15 EST Links (100 DWL, 100 MORE, FWTS) ~~ Long-term success ~ Days 81-90 ~ Deal with emotional challenges ~~ <BR> 81. Unhook the chains <link> </link> Problem or predicament <link> </link> <BR> 82. Last straw eating <link> </link> Whose problem is it? <link> </link> <BR> 83. No more deprivation <link> </link> No one takes care of me <link> </link> <BR> 84. Expectation square <link> </link> Body memories <link> </link> <BR> 85. Let it go! <link> <... Wed, 19 Dec 2018 11:57:24 EST Day 37 I love to eat! Day 37, I Love to eat! <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Do you love to eat? If you're like a lot of people, you love to cook, love to share food with others, and just plain like food! Perhaps you tend to wolf down your favorite meals an then reach for 2nds because the food is sooooo good! Maybe after finishing a huge meal, you roll away from the table feeling stuffed but satisfied because you simply loved eating. <BR> <BR> First of all, it's perfectly ok to love eating and to appreciate good foo... Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:06:27 EST Miscallaneous - CBT As most of you are probably aware, Linda Spangle's books are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I came across a neat resource today that I thought some of you might be interested in too. <BR> <BR> In relation to 'emotional eating' behaviours, the CBT technique here is called :- <BR> "Catch it, Check it, Change it" <BR> <BR> And that's just what we learn to do with the 100 Days of Weight Loss books, isn't it? It can be hard - but we learn to NOTICE what's going on, PAUSE, then h... Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:54:20 EST Gayle's Day 11 and 12 of 100 days. I just joined yesterday. <BR> <BR> I started Sparkpeople in Aug. at 245 lbs and have lost 23 lbs so far. <BR> <BR> I am starting now at 222 lbs. I would like to get to 180. <BR> <BR> Day 11 Fuel or Flavor. I feel like I ate for both on Day 11. <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:50:49 EST New to this group Hello everyone! I received an email from Linda Spangle a day or 2 ago and that led me to return to the Spark People community to get support on my journey. I may have tried the 100 days to weight loss years ago but never completed it. I love the philosophy and feel it will be a good way to reach my goal of better health and weight loss--this time with the support of this team. <BR> I'm excited to get started! Tue, 6 Nov 2018 15:40:51 EST HELLO Hi I am just found this group today and would like to do the 100 days, seems like I was meant to finding it today , your starting day!! I think I introduce myself here, not sure if I was supposed to start a new topic, I am afraid I am not too savvy with this computer stuff. I could sure use some direction on what I do each day as far as where to post . I do have book. <BR> I have been struggling desperately to lose weight, its a small amount relatively but I need to for my blood pressure and... Mon, 5 Nov 2018 19:13:42 EST Phyllis -1 to 100 Day 1 of 100 —I used to be that way <BR> I used to go on diets, quit and end up gaining all the weight back. <BR> **Now my goal is to change my life to healthy eating, not dieting. <BR> I used to set up exercise challenges and give up within a few weeks. <BR> **Now I add extra steps, stair climbing and activity throughout my days. <BR> I used to spend too much time sitting, watching TV or crafting. <BR> **Now I’ll set the timer and try to move around instead. <BR> I have started this 100 days... Sun, 4 Nov 2018 16:50:20 EST FRIENDS WITH THE SCALE POWER KEYS POWER KEYS- <BR> 1. NEVER LET MY SCALE WIN <BR> 2. REMEMBER THAT I CANT TRICK THE SCALE. <BR> 3. FOCUS ON MY ACTIONS, NOT THE READING ON THE SCALE. <BR> 4. SPEAK THE TRUTH-THE SCALE WENT UP/THE SCALE WENT DOWN <BR> 5. WAIT THREE DAYS TO WEIGH MYSELF AFTER HOLIDAYS OR VACATIONS. <BR> 6. NEVER EAT OVER FRUSTION WITH THE SCALE. <BR> 7. SMILE AT MY SCALE AND TREAT IT LIKE A FRIEND. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:05:27 EST FWTS Links To all chapters Links to all chapters of FWTS is at <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=20058x21194<BR>x67698216 </link> Thanks to ARURA18 <BR> Bob Wed, 3 Oct 2018 04:27:20 EST FWTS Day One <BR> <BR> * 2 or 3 things I learned... not so much new but great reminder that there are so many factors that influence that number! <BR> <BR> Ways I relate... Linda recapped most of what goes on in my head every time I step on the scale. Who knew a hunk of metal could have such power over us? probably every single one of us... <BR> <BR> What will I do differently? Will decide whether a daily weigh in works for me... probably not for the very reasons Linda mentions. On the ... Mon, 1 Oct 2018 11:28:24 EST FUNLOVEN:S FWTS Day #1 What's Wrong With My Scale? <BR> <BR> Linda seems to always be able to start each lesson out with a statement that describes me almost to a tee! <BR> <BR> "Each morning I cautiously step on the scale hoping for good news". The good news that I am frequently looking for is that I got away with my "cheating eating"! <BR> <BR> I know there are many factors that can cause my weight to fluctuate, but the salt &amp; water retention caused by eating and drinking too much of the wrong fo... Mon, 1 Oct 2018 08:18:46 EST Friends with the Scale - 1st October start First stop - check out Linda's website where you can sign up (name and email address) for instant access to interesting support materials. I just read the three expert interviews on using the scale - very interesting - all different. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Some people find the Dot Calendar's very helpful to monitor how well you're doing. You could use the calendar for many different things - I was thinking you could use it to note down weight as wel... Sat, 15 Sep 2018 12:10:04 EST Hello Hi, <BR> <BR> I am new to the group. I look fowrad to reading all the posts. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:18:10 EST Miscellaneous - Feelings - Positive Emotions This list is taken from Linda Spangle's book "Life is Hard, Food is Easy" pages 82-84 <BR> <BR> You can download/print out this list here <BR> <link><BR>f-emotions/ </link> <BR> <BR> These words described POSITIVE FEELINGS <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> HAPPINESS <BR> Alive <BR> Anticipating <BR> Bouncy <BR> Bubbly <BR> Charged <BR> Crazy <BR> Delighted <BR> Ecstatic <BR> Elated <BR> Enthusiastic <BR> Euphoric <BR> Excited <BR> Exhilarated <BR> Exuberant <... Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:12:46 EST Miscellaneous - Feelings - Empty Emotions This is taken from Linda Spangle's book "Life is Hard, Food is Easy" pages 82-84 <BR> <BR> there is a downloadable/printable list here <BR> <link><BR>f-emotions/ </link> <BR> <BR> These words are associated with EMPTY EMOTIONS <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> EMPTINESS <BR> Alienated <BR> Apathetic <BR> Bored <BR> Deprived <BR> Disconnected <BR> Distant <BR> Empty <BR> Flat <BR> Hollow <BR> Hopeless <BR> Insignificant <BR> Passive <BR> Sluggish <BR> Stale <B... Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:06:40 EST Miscellaneous - Feelings - Pressure Emotions This list is taken from Linda's book "Life is Hard, Food is Easy" pages 82-84 <BR> <BR> there is downloadable/printable list here <BR> <link><BR>f-emotions/ </link> <BR> <BR> the first group are words associated with PRESSURE EMOTIONS <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> INTENSE PRESSURE <BR> Angry <BR> Desperate <BR> Explosive <BR> Furious <BR> Horrified <BR> Irate <BR> Irritated <BR> Livid <BR> Mad <BR> Outraged <BR> Pissed off <BR> Shocked <BR> Violated <BR>... Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:01:05 EST My Report? I have to start somewhere! Have felt baffled by the whole team format in previous teams, but I'm taking some time to figure it out. <BR> <BR> Jumping in to day 33: Create some joy <BR> <BR> What I Love <BR> <BR> 1. Painting and drawing <BR> 2. Cooking and learning more about vegan cuisine <BR> 3. Doing yoga <BR> 4. Reading for fun <BR> 5. Spending time with my husband <BR> 6. Stopping to visit my sister-in-law Sonia <BR> 7. Watching a good sci-fi flick <BR> 8. Seeing relatives (some of them) <BR> 9. Singing along wi... Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:49:02 EST FUNLOVEN IS GOING FOR 100 MORE DWL 100 More DWL Day #1 Others Have Done It! <BR> <BR> I don't have any close friends who have been successful at losing weight and then keeping it off, unfortunately. I do have a couple of thin friends who I can look to for good examples. For now it is my SP and WW friends that I watch and listen to. <BR> <BR> It looks like NEVER QUIT is the common theme today! I actually worked on this lesson yesterday because in the past I have found that it all gets covered very quickly and I don't have e... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:38:07 EST Sonflowergammy 's Notes to self. <em>227</em> This is a message I sent to my best sparkpeople friend this morning and I don't want to forget it so I'm posting it here! <BR> Oh my, I have gained back the 12 pounds i had lost after I got out of the hospital! I knew I was gaining but I didn't think I had gained all of it back! Today is the first day of 100 More Days of Weight Loss that I'm doing with a team (join us if you're interested). It's no wonder my breathing has been harder. My body was designed to weigh about 125-15... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:11:46 EST C's Old Journal (Wish I could delete it) deleted Sun, 3 Jun 2018 08:13:01 EST Leslie's 100 days + 100 More Days I am joining in 100 more days-I have both her 100 day books so will get back to itt as I am struggling now. Lots been going on causing stress. Now I am at peace witth the situation and now need to get back to basics. <BR> <BR> I will <em>521</em> Sat, 2 Jun 2018 23:47:11 EST Pre-work for 100 MORE Days of Weight Loss Because 100 MORE Days of Weight Loss is designed to work with any diet plan, you get to choose your own method for losing weight. So decide on the program you want to use, then simply follow these steps to a successful 100 days! <BR> <BR> Step One - Choose your best diet plan <BR> <BR> If you need help with choosing a diet plan, take the quiz at <link> </link> . <BR> <BR> Step Two - Do your plan for 100 days <BR> <BR> Complete one lesson from the book each day, se... Sun, 27 May 2018 13:59:08 EST 100 More Days - Aura Catch-up time <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> 100 Days of Weight Loss and 100 MORE by Linda Spangle <BR> Links to FWTS <link> </link> long link to threads <link> </link> <BR> Link to Linda's blog <link> </link> <link> </link> <link> </link> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> List - 2 links for 2 books: 100 DWL and new book 100 MORE <BR> <BR> ~~ Set up for success ~ Days 1-10 ~ See your potential ~~ <BR> 1. I ... Thu, 24 May 2018 12:35:13 EST 100 More DWL - Day 100 Weight-loss joy Day 100 Weight-loss joy <BR> <BR> Live from the place of joy in your heart. Draw from your deep well of skills and motivation tools and use them to frame the outline for your life. Say things such as, “I can do this, I am strong and committed, and I’m living in weight-loss joy.” Then go through every day with a powerful image of long-term success! <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Define what your weight-loss joy looks like. <BR> • Choose one specific way you’ll live that out today. <BR> • Reco... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:34:24 EST 100 More DWL - Day 99 Do the work Day 99 Do the work <BR> <BR> I won’t tell you that it's easy to do the work because it’s not! But when you keep pushing yourself to do the work, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish with your weight-loss goals. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify the barriers and excuses that get in the way of your success. Make a decision that you will do the work to overcome them. <BR> • Determine what’s needed for doing the work in these areas. Write a plan for this. <BR> • Do at least one thin... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:32:33 EST 100 More DWL - Day 98 Instant self-esteem Day 98 Instant self-esteem <BR> <BR> Silly, but effective, use this quick exercise that will instantly boost your self-esteem. Read these three phrases in rapid succession, out loud if possible: <BR> <BR> I have sparkling eyes, I have a warm smile, and I’m going to make it! <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Write the words from the “sparkling eyes” sentence on a card or in your journal. <BR> • Read the phrases three times in a row, out loud if possible. <BR> • Look for a time each day when you... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:31:53 EST 100 More DWL - Day 97 Music therapy Day 97 Music therapy <BR> <BR> Instead of reaching for food after a bad day, give yourself a musical escape. Immerse yourself in the sound, noticing the way it vibrates and is absorbed into your body. After five or ten minutes of music, you’ll feel amazingly healed and revived. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create a list of your favorite music to have readily available for times you need it. <BR> • For at least ten minutes today, listen to music and focus on the beat. <BR> • Record how it ... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:31:07 EST 100 More DWL - Day 95 No birthday cake Day 95 No birthday cake <BR> <BR> When your next birthday comes, make it part of your healthy plan for the year and celebrate by doing some amazing self-care. Who knows? It might even make you feel younger instead of a year older! <BR> <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Locate your next birthday on a calendar and write, “Ultimate self-care day." <BR> • Create a list of things you will do that day for nurturing and self-care. <BR> • Decide which people in your life you will eat cake for. If som... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:29:47 EST 100 More DWL - Day 96 Pull yourself back up Day 96 Pull yourself back up <BR> <BR> Any time clouds settle over you and make you long for the soothing comfort of pies and cookies, pull out this list and repeat the five steps. Keep the list handy and if you need it, do the steps daily for a while. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Write out your plan for the five steps. Include your own resources such as books or music. <BR> Even if you aren’t feeling down, do the five steps at some point today. <BR> • Record your response to this exercis... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:28:47 EST 100 More DWL - Day 94 Don’t say these things Day 94 Don’t say these things <BR> <BR> Negative dieting phrases don’t actually change your behavior. Instead, they reinforce your sense of failure and often make things worse. It’s time to eliminate these phrases and use healthier ones instead. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Which of the phrases in this lesson are you most likely to say? Write them down. <BR> • Draw a line through those phrases to indicate you won’t say them anymore. <BR> • For each one, create a positive phrase that’s the... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:27:44 EST 100 More DWL - Day 93 How to eat right Day 93 How to eat right <BR> <BR> You can certainly improve your eating patterns by reading good diet books, making new recipes or exploring different types of food. Just be sure to focus on what you do know about healthy eating and then build it into your daily life. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create your own list of ways to eat right. <BR> • Check your supplies of fruits, vegetables and healthy meal options. <BR> • Put your eating right plan in place today. Write down what you did. <B... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:27:06 EST 100 More DWL - Day 92 How not to maintain Day 92 How not to maintain <BR> <BR> Consider all the things that cause you not to maintain or stay on your diet plan. Then flip the list by stating each item in a positive way. Read your new list every day, and remind yourself that you absolutely do know how to maintain your weight. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Make a list of behaviors and activities that might cause you to gain weight back. <BR> • Flip each item by stating it in a positive way or one that would help you maintain. <BR> • ... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:26:24 EST 100 More DWL - Day 91 It’s up to me Day 91 It’s up to me <BR> <BR> Ownership involves figuring out what works as well as what doesn’t work. You also need to do the actions that are right for you, not for someone else. Once you master the concept of ownership, you’ll be amazed at how it will improve your outcomes. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create a list of what works for you with your eating and exercise plans. <BR> • Now make a list of what doesn’t work and how you can avoid doing those things. <BR> • Consider how to own... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:25:28 EST 100 More DWL - Day 90 Bitterness and resentment Day 90 Bitterness and resentment <BR> <BR> When you ignore feelings of hurt or push them away, they tend to become deeper, eventually growing into bitterness and resentment. The longer you hold these feelings, the harder it becomes to heal a wound.. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify times when you’ve been hurt or let down by another person. <BR> • Write about your feelings around this, including any bitterness or resentment. <BR> • Resolve to let go of the hot coal in your hand and wor... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:24:43 EST 100 More DWL - Day 89 I’m so angry Day 89 I’m so angry <BR> <BR> When you reach for food to appease anger, you might be fixing the wrong emotion. By paying attention to other emotions besides anger, you’ll get a more accurate picture of the situation and why it upsets you.. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify a recent or past time when you felt intense anger. <BR> • Write, “I’m angry and I’m also…” then list other emotions you were feeling. <BR> • Create a plan for dealing with the emotions that weren’t actually anger. <B... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:23:58 EST 100 More DWL - Day 88 Junk in the backyard Day 88 Junk in the backyard <BR> <BR> Digging around in junk every day doesn’t make you better. If you need to, once in a while go look into the backyard and say, “Yes, that’s a lot of junk!” Then leave it there, close the door, and go back to your flowers. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create a short list of junk items or events in your “backyard.” <BR> • Write the words, “That’s all junk and I’m leaving it there.” <BR> • Create a list of flowers or beautiful things in your front yard. <BR... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:23:18 EST 100 More DWL - Day 87 Allow a grace period Day 87 Allow a grace period <BR> <BR> A grace period doesn’t mean you throw away healthy eating and give up on exercise. You still need to pay attention to those things. But it’s also a time to minimize the damage or take walks that last only ten minutes. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify a recent or even long-ago time when you needed a grace period. <BR> • Write about what it would have been like to forgive yourself and allow grace during this time. <BR> • Consider how you can apply t... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:22:23 EST 100 More DWL - Day 86 Talk to the bear Day 86 Talk to the bear <BR> <BR> Strange as it sounds, you can actually use a teddy bear or other stuffed animal to help you heal. Instead of keeping thoughts and sadness inside, you can share them with this friend. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Choose a favorite stuffed animal to talk to about your thoughts and feelings. <BR> • Plan a time when you can be alone and have a visit with this friend. <BR> • Sit with the friend and talk through anything you wish. It might be related to a loss,... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:21:43 EST 100 More DWL - Day 85 Dealing with grief Day 85 Dealing with grief <BR> <BR> Knowing you don’t ever have to be done with grief gives you a tremendous sense of freedom. But when it does show up, don’t fight your feelings. Instead of pushing to get past them and forget your loss, remind yourself those memories are part of your healing. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify a time you’ve been through the loss of a person or even a pet. Describe how you felt at the time of the loss. <BR> • Picture the healing road and identify some o... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:21:04 EST 100 More DWL - Day 84 Body memories Day 84 Body memories <BR> <BR> Often, we don’t recognize we’re having a body memory. We just see the symptoms of overeating, not exercising and feeling out of sync. Learn to recognize when you’re having a body memory, then remind yourself to do extra nurturing and self-care to get through that challenging time. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify a place or situation when a body memory might affect you or tempt you to eat. <BR> • Write about the event or loss that prompts a body memory. ... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:20:29 EST 100 More DWL - Day 83 No one takes care of me Day 83 No one takes care of me <BR> <BR> Do you have areas in life where you have lost emotional support? Time helps heal this, but you also have to create new ways to feel nurtured and cared for. This takes effort as well as energy, but it’s critical to recovering from your loss. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify a place in your life where you have lost emotional support or comfort. <BR> • Write about what has changed in your life because of that loss. <BR> • Create at least two ideas... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:19:53 EST 100 More DWL - Day 82 Whose problem is it? Day 82 Whose problem is it? <BR> <BR> If you conclude that you do not want to make something your problem, let go of your involvement. When you make a decision to stop trying to fix things that aren’t your problem, you’ll feel a sense of relief. You’ll also be less likely to head for the refrigerator every time the problem comes back up. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Watch for a situation where you can ask the questions in this lesson. Describe it. <BR> • If you conclude it’s not your probl... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:19:16 EST 100 More DWL - Day 81 Problem or predicament Day 81 Problem or predicament <BR> <BR> Instead of wasting energy or eating over situations that aren’t going to change, learn to identify the problems inside a predicament. With each of those problems, take action in places where it will make a difference.. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify a couple of predicaments in your life that won’t change quickly. <BR> Below each predicament, figure out a few specific problems. <BR> <BR> • Create action steps for each problem. Put some of the... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:18:17 EST 100 More DWL - Day 80 Too comfortable Day 80 Too comfortable <BR> <BR> You don’t have to go through a health crisis or a dramatic event to hit bottom. Instead, you can create your own version of it right now. Make this the moment you decide to change your life and your future. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • List the fears you have about dieting or losing weight. <BR> • Label today as the day you “hit bottom.” Write about what that feels like. <BR> • Describe what actions you’ll take today to move yourself past being too comforta... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:17:00 EST 100 More DWL - Day 79 Rebellion Day 79 Rebellion <BR> <BR> Do you see yourself as a strong, vibrant, healthy person? One who manages stress, challenges, conferences and social events without needing food as a coping solution? Let go of any negative identity and start viewing yourself as a positive, successful person. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Write about times you rebel or feel resentful in your weight-loss efforts. <BR> <BR> • Define your positive identity with words such as strong, vibrant and healthy. <BR> <BR> •... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:16:03 EST 100 More DWL - Day 78 Self-sabotage Day 78 Self-sabotage <BR> <BR> Sometimes it takes a lot of soul-searching to figure out what's really in your way of being at a healthier weight. You may need to ask yourself some hard questions about what's keeping you from being successful. Overcoming self-sabotage requires building a trust that you will be strong and safe at any weight. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify places in life where you might be sabotaging yourself. <BR> • Make a list of things you are fearful of or that mig... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:15:00 EST 100 More DWL - Day 77 My sabotage toolbox Day 77 My sabotage toolbox <BR> <BR> Sabotage happens only if you allow it. Even if someone is intentionally trying to make you slip up, stay strong and committed to your plan. Remind yourself that you are determined to live at a healthy weight and that you value that outcome more than being part of a crowd.. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Watch for people or situations that might sabotage your efforts. Record what you notice. <BR> • Choose a response you will feel comfortable saying when th... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:13:47 EST 100 More DWL - Day 76 Stop sabotaging me Day 76 Stop sabotaging me <BR> <BR> Help people recognize behaviors that sabotage you and tell them what you need instead. Once your family or friends realize they are still important to you, they may stop fretting about what you are doing. If these efforts don’t work, ignore their comments or avoid certain people until you feel more confident about your progress. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Notice how people are reacting to you and what they are saying. Write about areas where you feel s... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:13:13 EST 100 More DWL - Day 75 The people hook Day 75 The people hook <BR> <BR> Look carefully at whether people hooks are driving your emotional eating. You can still care about the people you love. Just don’t let yourself disappear in the process. Remember this important guideline: It’s not your job to fix people. It’s your job to love them! <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify places in life where you get caught in the people hook. <BR> • Create a plan that will help you unhook and say no when needed. <BR> • Make a sign that says: ... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:12:37 EST 100 More DWL - Day 73 Manage special days Day 73 Manage special days <BR> <BR> If you slip up on holidays or other special events, mentally create the day exactly as you had wanted it. For example, pretend that Valentine’s Day went perfectly, then write down the things you would have done. <BR> . <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Look at the calendar and identify the next special holiday that will include food temptations. <BR> • Write a list of three things you will do to manage that day when it comes. <BR> • Create a reminder note f... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:11:19 EST 100 More DWL - Day 72 Renew your vision Day 72 Renew your vision <BR> <BR> Always hold a vision of the outcome you want. Imagine having more energy, moving easier and enjoying better health. Picture easily sliding into an airline seat or getting up off the floor from playing with your kids or grandkids. Let these images sustain you, even during times when you take a break to rest and recover. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create a vision in the space below. Add images and words that show the outcomes you want. <BR> • Describe how... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:10:18 EST 100 More DWL - Day 71 Setback or failure Day 71 Setback or failure <BR> <BR> A setback doesn’t have to ruin your weight-loss efforts. Instead of considering it a disaster, view a setback as a gift. Let it be a time of learning and renewal, rather than a dent in your belief that you can be successful. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Recall a time when you’ve had a setback. Write about how you handled it. <BR> • Create a setback plan you can pull out quickly when you need it. <BR> • Pretend you’ve had a setback, then start using your... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:09:38 EST 100 More DWL - Day 70 Eating instead of thinking Day 70 Eating instead of thinking <BR> <BR> Even though it can be very painful, it’s time to take the lid off the box and allow yourself to see what’s there. Once you allow yourself to think about the pain in your life, you will become more willing to feel it. With time, you’ll experience healing and peace instead of eating to push your feelings away. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify an issue or event you don’t want to think about that might be causing eating struggles. <BR> • Plan a ... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:08:30 EST 100 More DWL - Day 69 Hurt feelings Day 69 Hurt feelings <BR> <BR> Regardless of what caused them, hurt feelings are valid. They typically represent some type of loss, and it’s important that you allow yourself to feel sadness or grief. Instead of reaching for food as a way to heal, figure out ways you can let the feelings go and take care of your heart. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Think of a time, either recent or in the past, when your feelings were hurt. <BR> • Identify the unspoken rule that was broken. Does that rule m... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:07:35 EST 100 More DWL - Day 68 Guilt is not an emotion Day 68 Guilt is not an emotion <BR> <BR> The word guilty serves as a cover-up for a less acceptable emotion. When you peek underneath your guilty feelings, you may discover a whole list of emotions. The next time you feel guilty about something, ask yourself, “If I wasn’t feeling guilty, what would I be feeling?” <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Write down some times when you might say you feel guilty about something. <BR> • Ask yourself, “If I wasn’t feeling guilty, what would I be feeling? M... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:06:54 EST 100 More DWL - Day 67 Let it go Day 67 Let it go <BR> <BR> Recognize areas where you are holding a hot coal, and make a conscious decision to let go of it. Work on healing your heart, and you’ll probably find that eating to punish someone else will stop as well. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify a situation or event where you’ve had trouble letting go of your feelings. <BR> • Consider the benefits of holding onto your anger, sadness or other emotions. <BR> • Decide that it’s time to let go of those feelings and heal... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:06:07 EST 100 More DWL - Day 66 Kicking kettles Day 66 Kicking kettles <BR> <BR> During times when we’re hurting or feeling weak and vulnerable, it’s easy to think that eating will fix the problem. But food is only a temporary solution to your pain. The next day, the holes in your heart are still there. So instead of reaching for ice cream or cookies, during difficult times, pull out your tools for nurturing and self-care and make them a part of your day. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Recall a time when strong emotions made you want to e... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:05:29 EST 100 More DWL - Day 65 Showing emotions Day 65 Showing emotions <BR> <BR> Changing the way you show feelings doesn’t have to be traumatic. You can start gradually, as I did, by expressing your emotions on a limited basis. Eventually, demonstrating your feelings will become easier and more enjoyable. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Describe a situation where you want to show your emotions. <BR> • Make a plan for expressing your feelings. Describe the setting and what you’ll do. <BR> • When the time comes, carry out your plan. Write ... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:04:47 EST 100 More DWL - Day 64 Courage to feel Day 64 Courage to feel <BR> <BR> If you want to be healthy about your emotions, you can’t run from them. Instead, you have to be willing to sit with them and actually feel them. Sometimes this takes a lot of courage. But it’s the key to healing the pain and letting go of using food to keep it buried. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Describe a life issue where you avoid feeling emotion because it’s painful. <BR> • Use the exercise “I feel, because of” to label the feelings associated with this... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:04:11 EST 100 More DWL - Day 63 What do I feel? Day 63 What do I feel? <BR> <BR> Take a blank page of paper and draw a line down the middle from top to bottom. On the left side, write the words, I feel, and on the right side write, because of. Choose a situation or event to explore and in the left column, write a word to describe how you feel about it. Then in the right column, add a reason or issue that prompted the emotion. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify a recent issue or situation that prompted a strong emotional reaction.. <B... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:03:13 EST 100 More DWL - Day 62 Revive my feelings Day 62 Revive my feelings <BR> <BR> If you’ve lost touch with your emotions, you may need to pull some of them back to a conscious level. Recovering your feelings doesn’t mean you have to start pounding your fists and screaming. You simply need to move out of the neutral zone and rebuild your enthusiasm for life. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify a situation where you might be using food to avoid difficult emotions. <BR> • Consider ways to revive those emotions in healthy ways. Record ... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:02:33 EST 100 More DWL - Day 61 The emotional box Day 61 The emotional box <BR> <BR> Facing your emotions doesn’t have to destroy you. When you take your feelings out of the dark, it makes them less scary. You may discover that your grief, anger, and even bitterness aren’t as intense as you remembered. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Describe how you showed your emotions as a child. Did you laugh easily? Cry hard? <BR> • Think about how you express emotions now. Describe how it’s changed over the years. <BR> • Identify common times when you ... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:00:56 EST 100 More DWL - Day 60 The gift of yourself Day 60 The gift of yourself <BR> <BR> Consider letting go of fretting about yourself and your own weight-loss goals. Instead, focus on your ability to support and encourage others. Think about the words you need to hear, then give these words away to someone else. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Find people who are trying to lose weight. Encourage them and tell them you know they can be successful. Describe their reactions. <BR> • Send out five “I’m thinking of you” cards or “You can do it” ... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:00:19 EST 100 More DWL - Day 59 When there isn’t enough Day 59 When there isn’t enough <BR> <BR> There are a lot of times in life when you simply can’t get enough. During these times, remember that food won’t fix your empty heart. Instead, you have to identify what you need, then take care of those needs through nurturing and self-care activities. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify a recent time when you couldn’t get enough of something you needed. <BR> <BR> <BR> • Write a list of specific needs related to that time or event. <BR> <BR> <... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:59:20 EST 100 More DWL - Day 58 Grieve your progress Day 58 Grieve your progress <BR> <BR> Grieving what you’ve left behind is a healthy part of moving forward in life. Whether you lose a bunch of weight or go through challenging times, go ahead and grieve your progress. It’s a healthy part of moving forward in life. Then find ways to replace the past and every day take steps in your new life. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify a life change or event that caused you to grieve your progress. <BR> • Make a list of the losses or things you l... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:58:39 EST 100 More DWL - Day 57 People make me eat Day 57 People make me eat <BR> <BR> When we want to connect with people, food becomes the string that pulls us together. Sometimes your efforts to connect don’t even work. Heading to the refrigerator might seem like a good solution, but food can’t make up for the absence of good companionship or meaningful conversation. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> Identify situations where you eat to please someone or because it’s expected. <BR> • Write a statement that describes how you will avoid giving ... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:57:44 EST 100 More DWL - Day 56 I’m so bored Day 56 I’m so bored <BR> <BR> Any time you are feeling bored, take a few minutes to determine what’s prompting your thoughts. Then use solutions that match your specific needs instead of eating because you are bored. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create a challenge list to use next time you feel bored. Include things that will give you meaning or deepen your knowledge and skills. <BR> • Do at least one of the things on your list today. <BR> • Record how that worked and whether it helped y... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:57:02 EST 100 More DWL - Day 55 Food as a reward Day 55 Food as a reward <BR> <BR> In our busy, chaotic lives, we sometimes want a break from all of our demands and responsibilities. When we eat, we tell our hectic thoughts, “Here’s a small reward. It will help you get through the rest of your day.” But rewarding yourself with food results in a hollow victory. In reality, you would much rather be noticed by the people you worked so hard to please. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create a list of non-food rewards. At least once today, reward... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:56:24 EST 100 More DWL - Day 54 Please comfort me Day 54 Please comfort me <BR> <BR> Even if you’ve been an emotional eater for years, you aren't stuck with these negative patterns. Start by realizing the key to managing your weight begins with healing your heart, not filling your spoon. As you discover new ways to cope with your emotional needs, you’ll move toward a sense of peace with food—a feeling you may have forgotten existed. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Recall a recent time when food helped you feel comforted or secure. Describe i... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:55:39 EST 100 More DWL - Day 53 Taking care of needs Day 53 Taking care of needs <BR> <BR> As much as you wish someone else would fix your life, ultimately you have to do it yourself. Even if you believe that your family or boss or lover should do more for you, other people can never fill all the gaps in your life. It’s up to you to figure out how to get your needs met. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • When you wake up each morning, ask yourself “What do I need today?” Record several things. <BR> • For each item, write an answer to the question,... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:54:40 EST 100 More DWL - Day 52 The food fix Day 52 The food fix <BR> <BR> As you work on identifying your needs, don’t get stuck by saying, “I can’t do anything about that!” Right now, your task is to figure out exactly what is contributing to your emotional eating. You won’t be able to fix all of these needs right away, but knowing what they are will help you recognize where to start making changes. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Look back at the list of needs you made yesterday. Now add a list of deeper needs such as better self-est... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:53:39 EST 100 More DWL - Day 51 Emotional needs Day 51 Emotional needs <BR> <BR> We all have needs in our lives. But to deal with them in ways that don’t involve food, you need to become skilled at knowing what you are trying to fix. As you know from figuring out what you feel, labeling gives you power. So while identifying what you need won’t always stop you from emotional eating, at least it will help you see the connection of how food takes care of you. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Write the words, “What do I need?” Then make a list ... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:52:57 EST 100 More DWL - Day 50 Empty bucket Day 50 Empty bucket <BR> <BR> Emotional energy is essential to living in a healthy and balanced way. By taking care of your emotional bucket at intervals, you’ll prevent it from getting so low you feel drained and empty. Each day, plan a few things that will fill your level of emotional energy back up, even just a little. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Write a list of things that drain your emotional energy. <BR> <BR> • Write a second list of things that build your emotional energy back up.... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:52:09 EST 100 More DWL - Day 49 Laugh away stress Day 49 Laugh away stress <BR> <BR> Set up a play date for yourself, just like parents do for their children. Your play date can be done alone or with other people. Think about what would make you laugh, then plan something that will be fun and entertaining. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create a plan for a play date for yourself, either alone or with another person. <BR> • Set a day and time for your play date and write down what you will do. <BR> • Afterward, describe your play date and ... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:51:12 EST 100 More DWL - Day 48 Stress is not life Day 48 Stress is not life <BR> <BR> Think about what would happen if you broke your leg. Imagine all the places you’d suddenly have to make changes or eliminate responsibilities. Now pick out a few of those demands and, using the broken leg approach, decide which activities are critical to keep and which ones you can let go. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify one area in life that tempts you to eat in response to stress. <BR> • Describe how you will cope with this this area differently ... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:50:27 EST 100 More DWL - Day 47 Food replaces love Day 47 Food replaces love <BR> <BR> With holidays or birthdays, it doesn’t matter how strongly you believe someone should call, visit or be nice to you. Instead of waiting for someone to show you love, try turning the tables and giving it out. Remember that you hold the power for your own nurturing and you don’t have to use food to replace love. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify a holiday, birthday or event where you wait for someone to care about you. <BR> • Plan ways you can show ex... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:49:45 EST 100 More DWL- Day 46 Disappointment Day 46 Disappointment <BR> <BR> Whenever you feel disappointed because something didn’t go the way you wanted, look for the trade-off you got instead. Maybe you learned or experienced something new. Perhaps a different opportunity or item showed up instead of the one you wanted so badly. Instead of letting a disappointment pull you into despair, search for the trade-offs and give yourself a new perspective. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Write down a recent disappointment. It can be a small ... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:48:58 EST 100 More DWL- Day 45 Safe places Day 45 Safe places <BR> <BR> Whenever you're going through a major change in life, emotional safety is especially important. Any time you start a new job or move to a different home, don’t wait for months to “fix things up.” Take immediate steps to make yourself feel comfortable and emotionally safe, even in a brand-new setting. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Write a plan for creating a safe place. <BR> • Set up and personalize the area. Describe what’s in your safe place and how it looks. ... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:48:17 EST 100 More DWL - Day 44 Food tracing Day 44 Food tracing <BR> <BR> When emotional needs arise, vague food memories may actually drive you to seek relief you found with those foods in the past. You may be surprised at what pops to mind when you look for the memories that hook you with your favorite food. Food tracing will often reveal thoughts of better days when your needs for comfort, nurturing and happiness were met. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Choose a favorite food and write down times when you seem to crave it a lot. <B... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:47:15 EST 100 More DWL- Day 43 Food memories Day 43 Food memories <BR> <BR> Foods often become embedded in your memory, not just because of how they taste, but because of the feelings you originally had around them. By tracing back to your earliest recollections of eating a food, you can identify the needs that were met at that time. When you crave that food now, you are probably experiencing some of the same needs as in your food memory. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • List several favorite foods that often cause you problems or tempt ... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:46:22 EST 100 More DWL- Day 42 Food and fun Day 42 Food and fun <BR> <BR> When your life is stressful or unhappy, food makes the world more bearable. Later, when the painful realities of your life return, you simply eat again. It seems quicker and easier than trying to invent new ways to entertain yourself or to cope with life challenges. You also may need to invent new ways to manage transitions in your day. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify places or times when food provides your main source of fun or entertainment. <BR> • Mak... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:45:39 EST 100 More DWL - Day 41 Food and feelings Day 41 Food and feelings <BR> <BR> Emotional eating or using food as a friend happens to all of us at times. This type of eating serves a purpose, usually appeasing emotional needs or thought patterns. It also fixes things such as low self-esteem or feeling like a failure as well as emotions ranging from anger to despair. Keep learning how to identify and express your emotions rather than shoving them away with food. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • List three of the most common times or situa... Tue, 8 May 2018 21:45:06 EST 100 More DWL- Day 40 Believe in Yourself Day 40 Believe in yourself <BR> <BR> Regardless of your current life situation, you can still find your inner spirit and rebuild your self-esteem. And it won’t take years to accomplish. By making a few simple changes in your self-talk and your internal beliefs, you can improve your self-esteem almost immediately. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • In the space below, write the words “I am valuable.” <BR> • Consider ways you can restore your belief in your own value. Describe them. <BR> • Do at l... Tue, 8 May 2018 05:52:47 EST 100 More DWL - Day 39 See Your Value Day 39 See your value <BR> <BR> The words you say to yourself can affect nearly everything you do. Starting today, change the negative words you say to yourself. Instead of saying “I can’t do anything right,” hold your head up high and tell yourself, "I’m important, I’m valuable, and I count in this world." <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create two positive statements to use for your self-talk. <BR> • Write them on a card or piece of paper, then post them where you can read them often. <BR> •... Tue, 8 May 2018 05:51:52 EST 100 More DWL- Day 38 Emotional Cold Day 38 Emotional cold <BR> <BR> With an emotional cold, you feel a little moody, discouraged and slightly depressed. You aren’t dealing with deep issues that need counseling or medication. You just feel an emotional letdown or a sense of emptiness. If you learn to recognize the symptoms and start treating it right away, you’ll perk back up and recover a lot faster. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create a first-aid kit for the next time you get an emotional cold. <BR> • Write a list of things ... Tue, 8 May 2018 05:51:16 EST 100 More DWL- Day 37 I'm Not Done Yet Day 37 I’m not done yet <BR> <BR> What are some areas where you aren’t done yet? In terms of your weight-loss and exercise goals, think about areas where you would truly say you aren’t done yet. Start building your list, then figure out the action steps it will take to continue making progress on those areas. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify at least three things or life areas you aren’t done with yet. <BR> • Decide on steps you can take today on each of these items. <BR> • With each o... Tue, 8 May 2018 05:50:33 EST 100 More DWL- Day 36 My Strengths Day 36 My strengths <BR> <BR> Create a list of your strengths. Include phrases such as good weight or physically fit even if right now your weight is up and you haven’t exercised in a while. Don’t discount items on your list by saying, “I’m not really pretty or attractive or creative.” Instead, hold tightly to the belief that you have these strengths, even during times when you don’t feel them or do them. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • In the space below, write “My strengths, even if I don’t ... Tue, 8 May 2018 05:49:54 EST 100 More DWL- Day 35 Need for Renewal Day 35 Need for renewal <BR> <BR> When you become life tired, self-nurturing activities such as taking a bath or listening to music can help. But sometimes, they aren’t enough. You need a deeper level of healing, one that reaches your core and pulls it back up. You need renewal. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Decide when you’ll do a renewal walk. Allow plenty of time to focus on details. <BR> • Record what you noticed or experienced with each of your five senses. <BR> • Write notes about how ... Tue, 8 May 2018 05:49:17 EST 100 More DWL - Day 34 Food Replaces Meaning Day 34 Food replaces meaning <BR> <BR> Take a look at the amount of meaning in your own life right now. Even if you can’t change jobs or skip classes and events, you can work on building meaning in other areas. Perhaps it’s time to join a book club or volunteer at a homeless shelter. Or pull out your recipe books and find meaning in creating healthy meals. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> • Write a list of things that currently give you meaning in your life. <BR> • Decide where you can add more things ... Tue, 8 May 2018 05:48:37 EST 100 More DWL- Day 33 Create Some Joy Day 33 Create some joy <BR> <BR> I could really use some nurturing or a bit of encouragement. But there’s no one to give me attention or kindness when I need it. People around me are concerned about their own lives and don’t even notice my sad mood or my frustration. As a result, I’ve learned that I have to take care of my own needs for nurturing. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> Create your list of What I Love. Include at least twenty items. <BR> Mark any that you haven’t done or appreciated in ... Tue, 8 May 2018 05:48:01 EST 100 More DWL - Day 32 Make Exercise Work Day 32 Make exercise work <BR> <BR> Rather than setting your sights on being the poster child for bodybuilding, do the types of exercise that work for you. <BR> <BR> What’s most important is that you move versus not move. So keep working on your exercise program, even if it’s small. Over time, the results will show, and you’ll know it was all worth the effort. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Write down the smallest amount of exercise you could do most days. <BR> • Plan how you will put that... Tue, 8 May 2018 05:47:19 EST 100 More DWL - Day 31 Restore Yourself Day 31 Restore yourself <BR> <BR> Every day, work on restoring a tiny bit of your life. As the months go by, you’ll be able to see a lot more of your original structure, beauty and value. <BR> <BR> Even when it’s hard, keep your vision clear and focused. Some parts will be easy to rebuild, others quite difficult. But eventually your efforts will pay off as you restore and appreciate your life. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Write a list of areas you’d like to restore in your life. <BR> • For... Tue, 8 May 2018 05:46:40 EST 100 More DWL - Day 30 Feel Blessed Day 30 Feel blessed <BR> <BR> Rather than chase the elusive feelings of happiness, pay attention to areas where you feel blessed. Appreciate the people you love, be grateful for the good things around you, and let others know you are feeling blessed. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create a one-day plan for extreme self-care. Include non-food things that feel nurturing. <BR> • Do each of the things on your list, and record how it felt to take extra care of yourself. <BR> • Write a list of ways... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:26:58 EST 100 More DWL - Day 29 Healthy Day Hat Day 29 Healthy day hat <BR> <BR> When you notice you’re slipping back into old patterns, here’s a great solution. Each morning, pretend you put on a “Healthy Day” hat. You could even put on a real hat if you wish. Then do five things that help you label the day as being a healthy one. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Write the words “Today is a healthy day.” <BR> • Create a list of several things you will include in your plan today. <BR> • At the end of the day, check off the ones you accomplis... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:26:26 EST 100 More DWL - Day 28 Get Your Money's Worth Day 28 Get your money’s worth <BR> <BR> Learn to measure the value of eating out by the flavors of the food and the quality of the experience, not the food volume. Eating more doesn’t increase the value you’re getting. In fact, it can make the event less enjoyable because you become unhappy about eating too much. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Make a list of what you want at restaurants, such as fuel for your body, tasty food and great conversation. <BR> • Plan a restaurant meal for sometime ... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:25:48 EST 100 More DWL - Day 27 Skip it or Savor it Day 27 Skip it or savor it <BR> <BR> Whenever you eat snacks, be sure to savor the taste. Take very small bites and pay close attention to the flavor and texture of the food. <BR> <BR> Any time you want to avoid eating snacks or sweets, use the powerful line “It’s not my food.” Simply tell yourself that the food is for someone else, and it doesn’t belong to you. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Watch for situations where sweets or snack foods tempt you. <BR> • Each time, decide whether to ski... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:24:50 EST 100 More DWL - Day 26 Vacations and Reunions Day 26 Vacations and reunions <BR> <BR> Label any trip or vacation as a time for taking care of yourself. Then plan in lots of activities that will make you stronger and healthier. And whether you’re dancing at your high school reunion or gathering with family at holidays, remind yourself that you don’t need lots of food to appreciate the good times in life. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create a vacation or reunion plan, even if those times are months away. <BR> • Decide how you will track... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:24:06 EST 100 More DWL - Day 25 After the Party's Over Day 25 After the party’s over <BR> <BR> Lots of times you may notice feeling let down or disappointed after you’ve made a concerted effort to eat carefully. During this letdown period, you are at high risk for overeating. <BR> <BR> The solution to this pattern involves preparing for any event by planning twice. Besides your careful thoughts on how you will handle the party or gathering, you need to add a detailed plan for the evening or the day after the event. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:23:20 EST 100 More DWL - Day 24 Planning to Overeat Day 24 Planning to overeat <BR> <BR> Recognize when you are planning to overeat and immediately slam on your mental brakes. Remind yourself that wolfing down a plate of pasta and chasing it with cheesecake isn’t going to move you toward your weight-loss goals. Focus on the benefits of staying on track with your plans for healthier eating and exercise, then find a different way to give yourself a break. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify an event or situation where you might end up planni... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:22:27 EST 100 More DWL - Day 23 Food and Nurturing Day 23 Food and nurturing <BR> <BR> You can’t fix an empty life by simply eating carrots instead of potato chips. But by following a few easy steps, you can learn to nurture yourself instead of heading to the refrigerator for evening comfort. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • When are your worst times of day with food and eating issues? <BR> • Identify at least two alternate activities you can do during this time. <BR> • Record how this works and whether it changes your eating patterns. <BR> <B... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:21:34 EST 100 More DWL - Day 22 When not to eat dinner Day 22 When not to eat dinner <BR> <BR> Many experts believe that when you avoid eating during the day, your body slows down in response to the famine. Later, your body will store some of what you take in during the evening because it anticipates there may be a food shortage again the next day. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating. <BR> • Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal. <... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:20:36 EST 100 More DWL - Day 21 The Couch is Calling Day 21 The couch is calling <BR> <BR> Any time you move your body, it’s still better than not moving it. But to actually lose weight, you need activity that’s more rhythmic and sustained, such as walking, biking or swimming. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create a weekly exercise plan to include the type of activity, length of time and which days you will exercise. <BR> • Plan ways to get past the barriers, such as fatigue, schedule or stress, that would prevent you from exercising. <BR> • Re... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:19:44 EST 100 More DWL - Day 20 Rebuild Your Hope Day 20 Rebuild your hope <BR> <BR> Let go of the past and remind yourself that now you are in a different place with new tools that will propel you forward. Listen to your hope voice often and train it to give you words of love and encouragement every single day! <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify things your negative voice tells you. For example, “I never stay on a plan.” <BR> • Reframe those thoughts by writing, “That’s not true… I can overcome that.” <BR> • Create a powerful statement... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:19:06 EST 100 More DWL - Day 19 Hope - The Secret Word Day 19 Hope—the secret word <BR> <BR> Even when it seems like you'll never reach your goals, hope will move you forward and sustain your efforts day after day. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • How hopeful do you feel right now? A lot, some, a little or not at all? Write it down. <BR> • Describe recent times when you’ve lost hope, including what caused this to happen. <BR> • Identify one step you can take today to build a sense of hope and optimism. <BR> <BR> Link to day 18 <BR> <link>https:... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:18:25 EST 100 More DWL - Day 18 I Know What Works Day 18 I know what works <BR> <BR> Sometimes new and fresh ideas can boost your motivation. But don’t lose sight of what you already know. Pull out the tools that have worked for you in the past and start using them again. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past. <BR> • Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down. <BR> • Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went. <B... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:17:44 EST 100 More DWL - Day 17 Do I Really Care? Day 17 Do I really care? <BR> <BR> Each morning, ask yourself, “Is this a day when I care or one when I don’t care?” Once you label it as a day that you care, live that way all day. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Make a sign that says, “I do care.” Post it where you can see it easily or carry it inside your pocket or purse. <BR> • Write down ways you will demonstrate that you care today. Then eat your healthy meals, take your walk and use positive self-talk to prove that you care. <BR> • At ... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:16:37 EST 100 More DWL - Day 16 Compulsive or Impulsive Eati Day 16 Compulsive or impulsive eating <BR> <BR> Addictions counseling teaches that a craving rarely lasts longer than seven minutes. By forcing yourself to avoid food for that long, you can usually overcome continuous eating. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Watch for a time today when you feel tempted to eat something not on your plan. Write it down here. <BR> • For seven minutes, stay away from the food. Do something positive during this time. <BR> • Write a note about what you did and then d... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:16:02 EST 100 More DWL - Day 15 Beat Myself Up Day 15 Beat myself up <BR> <BR> Rather than ignoring a slip-up and hoping for the best, tell yourself, “That was unfortunate. It was not what I’d planned. And here’s what I’ve learned…” Then live in confidence that you’ll be stronger in the future. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Think about a recent time when you ate snacks or desserts you hadn’t planned on eating. <BR> • Answer the three questions: what happened, what was going on, what did I learn? <BR> • Record your answers, then lay out a... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:15:19 EST 100 More DWL - Day 14 Ditch the Parent Day 14 Ditch the parent <BR> <BR> Shame results from setting up a controversy between good and bad behavior. When you eliminate the use of these words, you don’t get pulled into a mental battle, and shame doesn’t have any reason to show up. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify and record a recent time when you ate a cookie or other treat. <BR> • Write the words, “I chose to eat…” and add the food you listed above. <BR> • Each time you eat something today, tell yourself, “I’m choosing to ea... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:14:30 EST 100 More DWL - Day 13 Get Some Passion Day 13 Get some passion <BR> <BR> Creating passion begins with taking action. Even the smallest micro movement can get you unstuck and moving toward a renewed sense of hope and accomplishment. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> Choose one area of life your that you'd like to improve. Write it down and plan to create some passion for it. <BR> For the entire day, give this area extra attention, energy and focus. Write what you did. <BR> • At the end of the day, notice the difference in your actions. ... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:07:26 EST 100 More DWL - Day 12 Success Somewhere Day 12 Success somewhere <BR> <BR> Choose one small activity or task you know you can do well—then do it. Each time you successfully complete a task, you reinforce a belief that you can do more. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Think about one thing you can do today that matches your goals. <BR> • Write it down and post a note on your refrigerator or computer screen. <BR> • When you’ve finished that one thing, celebrate having success somewhere. <BR> <BR> Link to Day 11 <BR> <link>https://... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:06:45 EST 100 More DWL - Day 11 Never Give Up Day 11 Never give up <BR> <BR> Even during times when you struggle, never give up! Just do healthy behaviors for three days, and you’ll be back on track. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> Identify situations or events that might cause you to give up on losing weight. <BR> Create a phrase to remind yourself that this attempt might be the one that’s successful. <BR> • Build repetition by staying on your plan for three days. Then do it for another three days. Record your success. <BR> <BR> Link to D... Mon, 7 May 2018 20:05:52 EST 100 More DWL - Day 10 Do It in the Fear Day 10 - Do It in the Fear <BR> <BR> When you face a tough time, remind yourself to reach for your courage and do it in the fear. Then spend twenty seconds being strong against the challenge you are facing. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> Recall a time when fear took over your thoughts. Write it in the space below. <BR> What did you do to get past the fear? Make a list of steps you took. <BR> Identify places in your life now where you can “do it in the fear.” <BR> <BR> <BR> Days 1-10 completed... Mon, 7 May 2018 06:03:10 EST 100 More DWL- Day 9 When to use Plan B Day 9 - When to Use Plan B <BR> <BR> Here’s the secret to having a great social life at the same time you’re managing your weight. Always attempt to stick with either Plan A or your contingency approach, Plan B. Whenever you’re tempted to skip your program, remind yourself, there is no Plan C! <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Create and record a Plan A that you will follow most of the time. <BR> • Widen the boundaries and create an optional Plan B. <BR> • In the space below, write the words, “T... Mon, 7 May 2018 06:01:27 EST 100 More DWL - Day 8 Set Now Goals Day 8 - Set Now Goals <BR> <BR> If you can’t seem to stick with your exercise or weight-loss program, throw out your lofty plans and start at a simpler level. Instead of aiming for the sky, plan some now goals or simple steps you can take today. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> Create three now goals. Begin each one with “Today I will…” <BR> Write them below, then put up sticky notes as reminders. <BR> At the end of the day, check off the ones you’ve accomplished. <BR> <BR> Link to Day 7 <link... Mon, 7 May 2018 06:00:47 EST 100 More DWL - Day 7 Not Willing to Change Day 7 - Not Willing to Change <BR> <BR> In your eating and exercise goals, what are you not willing to do? What do you keep holding on to, even though it affects your weight loss or ability to maintain? <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Identify several things you are not willing to do. <BR> • Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them. <BR> • Record your new plan and follow through with it today. <BR> <BR> Link to Day 6 <link> Mon, 7 May 2018 05:59:49 EST 100 More DWL- Day 6 Monday Diet Day 6 - Monday Diet <BR> <BR> Don’t go off your diet because you’re emotionally empty. Instead, take care of your heart by doing the activities on your plan. If you do this every weekend, you won’t need to regroup and start your diet over again on Monday. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> • Look at your schedule for next weekend and note any social events, as well as places where you tend to need rest, comfort or nurturing. <BR> • Create a weekend revival plan. Write it down below, than tape a copy of i... Mon, 7 May 2018 05:58:45 EST 100 More DWL- Day 5 No Willpower Day 5 - No Willpower <BR> <BR> If you believe you can manage your actions by the choices you make, you won’t have to worry about willpower abandoning you at the wrong moment. Instead, just pull another item from your strategy list and face down the food temptation without a hitch. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Think about places where you’ll face a food temptation today. <BR> • Create a new mindset for protecting yourself from unplanned eating. <BR> • Record your success with using this new ... Mon, 7 May 2018 05:57:53 EST 100 More DWL- Day 4 Today I'm on My Plan Day 4 - Today I'm on My Plan <BR> <BR> Start each day by saying, “Today, I am on my plan and I will stay on it all day!” Remind yourself often that you are determined to stay on your program. If you start slipping into old patterns, review your weight-loss goals and why they are important to you. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> Write a list of three things you will do to stay on your plan today. <BR> Identify any emotional issues such as stress that might get in the way of your focus. <BR> Creat... Mon, 7 May 2018 05:57:15 EST 100 More DWL - Day 3 What if I Fail? Day 3 - What if I Fail? June 20, 2018 <BR> <BR> Even if you have times when you struggle or gain some weight back, don’t allow the word failure into your day. You have power over what happens in your life. So today, start conquering your fears by changing the way you think about them. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> • Write down one of your biggest fears around managing your weight. <BR> • Identify your emotional response. Let yourself feel the fear and panic around it. <BR> • Create a logical,... Mon, 7 May 2018 05:56:28 EST 100 More DWL- Day 2 I'll Start Tomorrow Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow - June 19, 2018 <BR> If you are determined to lose weight, then tackle it head-on. Don’t wait for a day when you can be perfect. You need the benefits of losing weight NOW, not in a year or two. So follow through on your intentions and start today. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> <BR> • Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan. <BR> <BR> • Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas. <BR> <BR> • Take the steps that w... Mon, 7 May 2018 05:55:37 EST 100 More DWL - Day 1 Others Have Done It Day 1 - Others Have Done It - June 18, 2018 <BR> <BR> Identify at least one person who has been successful at losing and then maintaining a healthy weight. If you can’t recall any friends or family members who’ve done this, have a chat with a weight-loss coach or program leader. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> Find several people who have been successful with losing or maintaining their weight. Ask them what they did and how they made it work. <BR> <BR> From their comments, write a list of three t... Mon, 7 May 2018 05:54:03 EST 100 More DWL- Links to individual days threads <em>227</em> INFORMATION ONLY--PLEASE POST COMMENTS / QUESTIONS IN DAILY CHAT THREAD <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Days 51-60 FIX THE REAL NEEDS <BR> <BR> Day 51 <link><BR>team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=200<BR>58x21194x69021007 </link> <BR> <BR> Day 52 <link><BR>team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=200<BR>58x21194x69021010 </link> <BR> <BR> Day 53 <link><BR>team_messageboa... Mon, 7 May 2018 05:44:15 EST 100 More Days of Weight Loss- begins June 18, 2018 We will begin our team journey through Linda Spangle's new book "100 More Days of Weight Loss" on June 18, 2018. <BR> <BR> You can acquire a copy of the book by going to her website (click the 100 days of weightloss book photo on the main page of our team), or through any major bookseller. <BR> <BR> A huge Thank You to Linda Spangle who not only gave us permission to copy the questions from the end of each chapter into our threads for the topics, she also provided me with a copy of them in ... Mon, 7 May 2018 05:27:25 EST Kids at home? I noticed recently that a lot of us on this team are women of a certain age, and I wondered whether any of you who are younger and have children at home would like to check in here and talk to each other? And us older women can pop in from time to time maybe?! <BR> <BR> It's just a thought - if it's not needed, then it's not needed and the topic will drop to the bottom of the Forum - but, if you fancy having a place to meet - then there's a space for you here. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Apr 2018 05:07:24 EST handy link to Links (!) for Friends with the Scale I know that some of you might be also reading Friends with the Scale - there's a thread set up with links to the Chapters. I can't make it a 'sticky' at the moment, as those spots are taken up with 100 Days - but here's a link to the 'LINKS' thread if it's of any use to you. You could bookmark it maybe? <BR> <link><BR>team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=200<BR>58x21194x67698216 </link> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:31:34 EST Link to Day 37 This day's page was originally set up by LIFEWALK in the wrong forum - here's the link <BR> <BR> <link><BR>team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2<BR>1194x43034116 </link> <BR> <BR> Please don't post on this thread. <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 03:31:01 EST Miscellaneous - Stop Emo Eating before it begins Stop Emotional Eating Before it Begins - very neat little article by Coach Nicole - with some very down-to-earth suggestions that might help reduce the behaviour. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/wellness_articles.asp?id=1396 </link> Mon, 9 Apr 2018 13:20:55 EST ignore this <em>198</em> <BR> some kind of a mix up here Mon, 9 Apr 2018 06:45:31 EST Linda C's 100 Days Day #1 for me: <BR> <BR> I used to have all sorts of bad habits, but now I am developing better habits, one day at a time. <BR> <BR> I used to avoid the scale especially when I thought I had gained, but now I weigh myself every day and realize it's a tool in my arsenal. <BR> <BR> I used to blame my metabolism for not losing weight, but now I am increasing that metabolism. <BR> <BR> I used to hate and avoid exercise, but now I am thinking about what it can do for me. <BR> <BR> I used to ... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:59:28 EST KILTORE Begin March 2018 Day 1 - <BR> <BR> Day 2 - <BR> <BR> Day 3 - <BR> <BR> Day 4 - <BR> <BR> Day 5 - <BR> Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:47:50 EST Miscellaneous - Weighty Matter/L ong-term success The link to this article was posted by OOHLALA on the No S website, and I thought it was so pertinent, I've posted the link here too! <BR> <BR> Here's a quote from it: <BR> <BR> "If you don't like the life you're living while you're losing weight you're almost certainly going to gain it back" <BR> <BR> "The ability of a body to gain weight isn't something that's "curable", and therefore if weight's the outcome being measured, treatment must be continued forever if its results are to be ... Fri, 9 Mar 2018 09:41:46 EST IAMSUNNY's Personal Journal <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Will be starting 100 Days of Weight Loss on March 5th. Sat, 3 Mar 2018 06:52:06 EST Getting ready for 5th November 2018 kick-off! So, the next round will begin on Monday, 5th March. Are you coming along? <BR> <BR> For anyone who's done the book before, you know what's coming. <BR> <em>594</em> <BR> <BR> For anyone who's new, then first you need the book. It IS possible to do it without the book, but having the book (any format will do - hard copy, electronic copy, audio copy) makes it much easier! <BR> <BR> At the beginning of Linda Spangle's book, she guides us through some preparation topics. So that's what I'm... Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:47:26 EST Charlotte's 100 day journal Day 1 <BR> <BR> 170.6 <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> I used to eat big dinners, but now I eat the right amount <BR> <BR> I used to eat cookies or sweets to calm myself when my tummy hurts but now I drink water and walk for a few minutes <BR> <BR> I used to eat every time I went near the kitchen, but now I eat on a schedule by planning meals and snacks <BR> <BR> I used to eat fast, but now I eat slow and enjoy my food <BR> <BR> I used to eat portions that were too big, now I measure and eat... Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:06:05 EST Miscellaneous - Triggers & The Habit Web This graphic was to help people trying to stop smoking. It said you have to identify your 'habit web', which I can see is what Linda talks about in her book - identifying triggers. <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:45:29 EST Check in with an Emoticon: Mood for the day? Check in with an emoticon and up to one sentence is your day? Sun, 7 Jan 2018 09:58:47 EST A-Z activities you can choose instead of eating Let's work our way through the alphabet many times through can we go? <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Dec 2017 09:20:45 EST Funloven Is A 100 Day Winner! DAY 9 <BR> <BR> Love the idea of being able to see my progress all in one spot. So glad I found this forum thanks to Gill! So I might as well start today - better late than never. <BR> <BR> Here is what I wrote today - <BR> <BR> So this is what I want: <BR> <BR> 1. If you see me eating something that is not on my plan PLEASE don't hesitate to give me a reminder about what you see me doing wrong. <BR> <BR> 2. When I'm making progress with my weight loss PLEASE don't hesitate to let... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:13:03 EST My hundred days - moved to blog From day one: <BR> <BR> <BR> Moved to blog - Tue, 7 Nov 2017 04:21:07 EST Links FWTS Friends-w-Scale Chapter Threads <em>227</em> Links FWTS - Friends with the Scale by Linda Spangle <BR> 1. What's Wrong With My Scale? <link> </link> <BR> 2. The Scale is my Enemy <link> </link> <BR> 3. No More Drama <link> </link> <BR> 4.To Weigh or Not to Weigh? <link> </link> <BR> 5. Go Ahead and Toss the Scale <link> </link> <BR> 6. Keep Your Scale <link> </link> <BR> 7. The Games We Play <link>https://u.n... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:20:45 EST Grace Periods - e-zine from Linda Hi, I don't know how many people get Linda's emails - but the one she sent today 11th Sept was really so pertinent, that I wanted to share it. I can't see how to share it other than doing a cut-and-paste, so here goes:- <BR> <BR> FROM LINDA SPANGLE <BR> For two years, Barb watched her mother's health decline. <BR> <BR> When her mom's condition reached a point where she could no longer live alone, Barb helped her downsize from her rural home and move into an assisted living center. <BR> <B... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:16:25 EST Miscellaneous - reasons for cravings This is an interesting article about possible reasons for cravings, with specific cravings linked to possible nutritional deficiencies, as well as the emotional reasons for craving certain foods - it offers some helpful alternatives too. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=2135 </link> Mon, 4 Sep 2017 06:25:30 EST Link to Day 37 This day's page was originally set up by LIFEWALK in the wrong forum - here's the link <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21194x430<BR>34116 </link> <BR> <BR> Please don't post on this thread. <BR> <em>227</em> Sun, 6 Aug 2017 04:34:06 EST Getting Ready for 1st July kick-off So, the next round will begin on 1st July. Are you coming along? <BR> <BR> For anyone who's done the book before, you know what's coming. <BR> <em>594</em> <BR> <BR> For anyone who's new, then first you need the book. It IS possible to do it without the book, but having the book (any format will do - hard copy, electronic copy, audio copy) makes it much easier! <BR> <BR> At the beginning of Linda Spangle's book, she guides us through some preparation topics. So that's what I'm goi... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 06:12:29 EST Miscellaneous - Binge Eating (and bouncing back) Linda Spangle talks about taking a 'pause' (Day 68) when we kind of go 'off-track' with our eating. But many people suffer from eating disorders or border-line eating disorders, and struggle with binge eating. <BR> <BR> This article on Spark People discusses the issues around binge eating, with some helpful links to other articles, and some ideas on how to bounce back from binge eating. <BR> <BR> Here's the link to the article, written in 2012, spotted by SKIRUNNER <BR> <BR> <link>ww... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 05:10:55 EST How to post a link Click on the 'ADD A LINK' tab <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> a box will pop-up - inviting you to post your link in the space <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> post your web address in the box, then delete any http:// (it doesn't like it!) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR>... Thu, 18 May 2017 04:17:08 EST Miscellaneous - Tame the Emotional Eating Beast This a great Spark People resource that can be found in the Health &amp; Wellness Centre (find it via the LEARN tab at the top of the Spark web page. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=693 </link> <BR> <BR> This article is by Coach Dean who specializes in the psychology behind eating. Here he talks about what happens when that 'emotional eating beast' awakens within us! He writes: <BR> <BR> "The bad news here is that will power has little eff... Mon, 15 May 2017 06:13:05 EST Kathy 100 days Catching up.. <BR> <BR> Day One..I used to be that way but I have changed so many things in the last few years <BR> Day Two..Oh yes, I am committed. I have a piece on commitment that I need to find and read again <BR> Day Three..Do it anyway. This is difficult for a person who is better but still a "self will run riot" type personality. <BR> <BR> Still catching up on these days <BR> Day Four..Boundaries, not diets. <BR> Day Five..Magic notebook <BR> Day Six..Protect your program... <BR> ... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 00:33:15 EST 100 Days of Paying Attention 10 reasons why I want to reach and maintain my goal weight <BR> <BR> 1. To live for a long time <BR> 2. To keep blood pressure in normal range <BR> 3. To avoid hip and knee replacements <BR> 4. To sit comfortably in airplane and theater seats <BR> 5. To look good <BR> 6. To feel good <BR> 7. To be healthy <BR> 8. To get rid of my fat clothes <BR> 9. To wear normal size clothes size 16 or less <BR> 10. To be around for my kids for a long time and watch them grow into successful adults ... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 19:13:00 EST Jen G's ACCOUNTAB ILITY-100 DAY JOURNEY/C OMMITTME I am actually on DAY 3 and really disgusted with myself. I'll tell you all about it--later. Right now I just want to say I've been toying around with this 100 DAYS "stuff" for about 6 months and not really willing to buckle down and DO IT. <BR> <BR> I FINALLY decided to GET THE JOB DONE but then, blew it on day 1 and now on day 3, grrrrr--I'll tell you about it later. <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> I have been much heavier than I am now, but still have about 25 lbs to shed--and it is really re... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 15:03:52 EST Tanys's 100 Days So I started my day and I found the bathroom the only space to write in my journal and commit this journey. It was a great feeling. I am committed to this. I will write tomorrow with my computer my thoughts and commitments. <BR> Thu, 2 Mar 2017 22:46:27 EST Rosa's 100 days of committment 1st March - Day 1 - I used to be that way but now I am different. In the past I have lost weight and then got discouraged and regained it. Now I will be different. Things have to change and they will change. I am more determined than ever that I will succeed. <BR> I used to slip off my nutrition plans for the day and eat badly and say to myself that tomorrow I would make a new start. Tomorrow never came. Now it has come and I am a dfferent person <BR> 2nd March - Day 2 - I am committed to st... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 06:45:44 EST Naomi's 100 Day Journey Day 1 3/1/2017- got started today, writing in a journal. I'm glad to be here. Several habits I want to work on. I was inspired to do some things for Lent, realizing I need to be somewhat introspective about my life, and bringing more meaning to it. Wed, 1 Mar 2017 20:18:43 EST Marcia's 100 Days Journal I used to eat a lot of processed foods but now I am cutting down on them. This is a work in progress. No more frozen dinners is just about completed. <BR> <BR> I used to make excuses to not exercise but now I exercise everyday even if it's just for 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> I used to not plan ahead for my meals but now I am making a meal plan. This is a work in progress. <BR> <BR> I used to eat too much but now I eat moderate portions at my main meals. <BR> <BR> I used to eat when tire... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 10:10:53 EST Paula's 100 Days Day 1 <BR> I'm excited to begin this and meet new online friends. This last year has changed my life, and I need to finish that journey...this will be a great way to do that. <BR> <BR> How I used to be before my life changed.... <BR> Despair, chronic pain, and the realization I understood why people committed suicide because of pain drove me to seek out a weight loss program that would work for me. I knew I had to do something. It was a vicious cycle--pain would keep me up at night, then I ... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 07:50:11 EST 7 Keys to a Successful Weight-Loss Program 7 Keys to a Successful Weight-Loss Program <BR> <BR> Before you begin your new diet or weight-loss program, fill in your answers for each of these seven keys to success. By the time you finish, you'll be totally fired up and ready to start your program. <BR> Key # 1 - Always move forward! <BR> Your past does not affect your future. So it doesn't matter if you've fallen off your diet or gained weight back in the past. This is NOW! Set today as crossing the line to success. <BR> Write today's ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:02:09 EST 100DWL starts tomorrow - what do I need to do?! So, we're getting close to the next start date for our journey through 100 Days of Weight Loss. <BR> <BR> 1st March <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> We have a lovely lot of new team members who I hope will feel inspired to join us on the journey - it IS a journey! You will be tempted to give up or rest a while along the way - it doesn't require you to post daily exercise minutes, drink 8 glasses of water, or post your weight - it's something entirely different. <BR> <BR> What it does do, i... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:48:29 EST Start Your Diet user comp I received this message from SPARKINON which might be of interest to you if you're using Linda's Start Your Diet website. <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> <BR> I have been one of the more 'quietly active' team members! I've been reading into 'Friends with the scale", and doing some activities on the Linda Spangle SYD website - not sure if you use that site along with SP for any Linda Spangle work as well? Anyways....I've set up a user comp on SYD to coincide with the SP 100 Days Team start date for ... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 16:43:36 EST 10 Days at a Time 1 - I use to be that way - I ate when I was hungry and stopped when I was satisfied. <BR> 2 - R U committed or just interested? - I choose to eat when hungry and stop when satisfied. <BR> 3 - Do it anyway! - The choice is already made. <BR> 4 - Boundaries, not diets- No excuses. <BR> 5 - Magic Notebook - I track my progress so I can stay focused. <BR> 6 - Protect your program - I am protecting my health. <BR> 7 - I can do it!- I am doing it. <BR> 8 - Help me, please - Join me and we can cheer... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:36:37 EST 100 Joyful Days For the next 10 days I will report on the following: <BR> <BR> 1 - I use to be that way - I ate when I was hungry and stopped when I was satisfied. <BR> 2 - R U committed or just interested? - I choose to eat when hungry and stop when satisfied. <BR> 3 - Do it anyway! - The choice is already made. <BR> 4 - Boundaries, not diets- No excuses. <BR> 5 - Magic Notebook - I track my progress so I can stay focused. <BR> 6 - Protect your program - I am protecting my health. <BR> 7 - I can do it!- ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:22:29 EST What next? This team is made up of different groups of people: some who are here for the first time; some who are just coming to the end of their first journey through the 100 Days; some who have worked through it more than once; some who prefer to work through it at their own speed; some who are simply watching what's going on! <BR> <BR> Based on my experience so far, I have set a start date for the next 100 Days on 1st March. This gives those who've just been through the book a bit of a break, time ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:16:49 EST 2 x 100 + 1 From second time through 100 Days: <BR> <BR> My second time through, I have chosen my top ten lessons without looking back to see what I selected as favorites last time. My top ten are actually eleven! <BR> - I used to be that way <BR> - Fuel or filler <BR> - Eat for satisfaction <BR> - Listen accurately <BR> - Motivation is a choice <BR> - Just do something <BR> - Buffers <BR> - No good or bad <BR> - Watch for rainbows <BR> - Ditch the critic <BR> - Live as a healthy person <BR... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 15:25:57 EST Items moved to Reports forum Moved to Reports forum. <em>20</em> Sat, 17 Dec 2016 20:44:02 EST Nancy's 100 days Journal Day #1. I used to be that way, now I'm different. <BR> <BR> I used to give up on exercise if I didn't want to go to the gym or on a long walk. Now I think even a little exercise is better than none. <BR> <BR> I used to "comfort" myself with sweets, now I want to find a better way. <BR> <BR> I used to diet for 3 or 4 days, then overeat. Now I am going to be more consistent. Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:44:04 EST Recipe: Blondie Freezer Fudge Blondie Freezer Fudge <BR> taken from Jenny Cornbleet's website <BR> <BR> 2 cups raw cashew butter <BR> 2/3 cup maple syrup <BR> 1 TB coconut oil, melted <BR> 2 tsp vanilla <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 cup raw cashews, coarsely chopped <BR> <BR> process: the first 5 ingredients <BR> add: chopped nuts &amp; mix gently <BR> press into 8" glass dish <BR> freeze 2 hrs <BR> cut into squares <BR> <BR> will keep in freezer 3 months <BR> <BR> <em>421</em> <BR> <BR> <li... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:20:23 EST Miscellaneous - Abstainers and Moderators I am currently reading a book by Gretchen Rubin called "Better than Before" (it was mentioned by another Sparker on this team - but I can't remember who - thank you anyway!) and it's about habits: making &amp; breaking them. <BR> <BR> In the 100 DWL book there are several exercises that I just cannot do - 2 bites for example! And I was intrigued to come across this (which I think I kinda knew, but didn't have it well-organised in my head) <BR> <BR> "For Moderators, the first bite tastes th... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:35:24 EST Miscellaneous - carb addiction These nutritional expert sites get pretty complex, but I think this one is quite accessible. This article is called "Cake is the new crack!" and describes the reward system which can drive an addiction to carbs/sugar etc. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on-cake-is-the-new-crack/ </link> Wed, 2 Nov 2016 14:50:52 EST Miscellaneous - Type 2 Diabetes & fasting I spotted the link to this podcast on another Sparker's blog - it fascinated me and I thought it might interest others - it's about the natural treatment of Type 2 Diabetes by bringing insulin levels down (contrary to contemporary treatment methods). Near the end of the podcast (about 1:02:00) he says 'don't be afraid of fasting' <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 30 Oct 2016 16:30:41 EST Look out! Holiday Season Ahead! <em>230</em> <BR> I know quite a few people are also doing the 5% Fall Challenge - we're into Week 5 of that and I thought it was worth sharing this gem from KALISWALKER who is a Team Leader on the Challenge. <BR> <BR> "This is not to scare you, but today your weight is likely the lowest it will be for the rest of the year unless you take immediate action. Think about upcoming events like Thanksgiving, Halloween, Hanukkah, Christmas, parties, etc. all occasions where we tend to overeat ... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:44:15 EST Spark blog about emotional eating & exercise I spotted this today - and thought it might be useful for some people. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=208 </link> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:55:14 EST back again hi my name is cyndi and im ready to begin with day one again Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:09:21 EST Trina's 100 Days Day 1, Oct 10th <BR> I used to be that way, but now I'm different! <BR> <BR> I used to have problems getting on track with my eating plan, but now I renew my mind with scripture and responses for sabotaging thoughts that lead me to eat compulsively! <BR> <BR> I used to give in to every indulgence I wanted, but now I stop and think of WHY I need to get healthy! <BR> <BR> I used to "forget" I am diabetic , but now I purposed in my heart that I need to eat to reverse the damage that I've do... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 06:27:15 EST LRW's 100 Day Journal Day 1 I Used to ..... But now I ..... <BR> I used to think I was too weak to resist eating between meals. Now I know I can wait and won't die before the next meal. Feeling hungry is OK. <BR> <BR> I used to think I could not resist sugary, salty snacks. Now I know I am stronger than the noise they make in tempting me. They can make noise, but they can't make me eat them. The more I resist, the easier it gets. Its a habit to answer their "call." If you stop feeding a stray cat it will ... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:04:09 EST Cheryl's 100 days to better health Day 1 - I used to be that way but now I’m different- <BR> <BR> I used to rely on takeout but now I plan ahead. <BR> <BR> I used to wait for the perfect time with no distractions but now recognize distractions are a part of everyday living. <BR> <BR> I used to let others inaction discourage and tire me but now I am not dependent on others activity to be energized. <BR> <BR> I used to see things as obstacles but now I am working on turning obstacles into opportunities to make life better. ... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:58:26 EST Zi's 100 days of weight loss Day 1 <BR> <BR> I used to be that way, but now I’m different: <BR> <BR> I used to lose enthusiasm for healthy eating and exercise as soon as I started to lose weight, but now I practice healthy behaviour consistently. <BR> <BR> I used to get discouraged if I didn’t feel “motivated” to work out, but now I make working out and exercise a habit – something I do because I’m disciplined – and I always feel great when my workout is complete. <BR> <BR> I used to feel I need to do things perfect... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:16:36 EST Getting Ready for 10th October 2016 kick-off I thought I'd start a new top for any questions, encouragement, thoughts - anything you want to share really, as we count-down to the next Day 1 on 10th October. <BR> <BR> Linda starts her book with these words "I think I know why you're here." <BR> <BR> Do YOU know why you're here? Why are you here? Wed, 5 Oct 2016 04:07:57 EST What I have learned: 449 straight days of Spark What to eat if you don't already have a plan: <BR> Turn on the meal plans and use the food substitution lists. On the website, just click on the suggested food line and a list of 15-20 alternative foods for that category will pop up. You then can pick a food you like. It outlines portions and gives you all your nutrients in a realistic and doable range. When I discovered this, I started to lose weight. <BR> <BR> When to give up: <BR> SLOW weight loss is so much better than NO weight loss an... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:14:06 EST Does anyone use the Team Goals? Personally I never use the Team Goals - I'm not even sure how they work? I'm guessing they rack up points for team members and the team, not sure! <BR> <BR> Do you use the Team Goals feature? <BR> <BR> Do you think they need to be changed? <BR> <BR> As an admin for this team, I can remove them, or change them - I'm open to suggestions and I always like to clear the clutter! Sat, 17 Sep 2016 04:25:24 EST Miscellaneous - Hurricane! The Linda Spangle forum wasn't being used and active, so I thought I'd create a new space for 'other stuff'. I know that we often have interesting things we'd like to share, which might not be exactly on-topic for the 100 Days - so I hope people will feel free to start threads here to discuss those things. Let's see how it goes - our newly-hatched Miscellaneous treasure-trove of inspiration! Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:49:49 EST Miscellaneous - Self-nuturing The first topic to be posted is about self-nurturing, so I've re-named this thread to help people identify the topic, and hopefully, add to it. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:06:23 EST Spark Premium update Apparently Spark Premium will be launched today - 2nd August - and info will be in the Spark Blog (it might appear on the Start Page too). To get to the Spark Blog you click on the LEARN tab above, then Spark Blog is the very last option at the bottom of the pull-down list. It's not there yet, but I'm in the UK, so a few hours ahead of most of you! <BR> <BR> Here's what Spark Coach Jen has written on one of the message boards, <BR> <BR> "Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to give you a hea... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 04:28:27 EST Day by day by Brian <em>213</em> Hi! <BR> I'll play a little catch-up by moving my previous days exercises from my community journal to this, my new 100 Days of Weight Loss forum. I did start on June 1! <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:30:07 EST Fruityful's 100 Days Fears or negative behaviors that have hurt my weight-loss success in the past: <BR> <BR> 1. Not liking the attention from others that I did not get when I was fat. <BR> 2. Reaching my goal and thinking I'm done and going back to old habits. <BR> <BR> <BR> I used to not like the attention from others when I lost weight but now I will take it as a compliment and do something to make the conversation short, such as change the subject or leave the area, just to avoid excessive discussion abo... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 23:17:23 EST C's Journey Day 1, 6/1/16 <BR> <BR> I used to be that way, but now I’m different! <BR> Now I read a chapter every day. Now I drink water instead of having an after dinner snack. Now I think before I eat. Now I know it is OK to say no to food. <BR> <BR> <em>462</em> <BR> <BR> Fears / negative behaviors…. And now: <BR> <BR> I worry that I will go back to all or nothing thinking <BR> I used to worry that I will go back to all or nothing thinking, but now I know that each day is brand new and I can ... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 05:09:25 EST Aura <em>104</em> Thu, 19 May 2016 10:47:49 EST Exercise Equipment I am thinking of getting a piece of exercise equipment like an elliptical, or rowing machine <BR> <BR> Suggestions? Sun, 8 May 2016 10:10:03 EST what is it going to take? I've been watching myself. I think I deserve shortcuts or something because I keep returning to this point, this place where I make a little progress at losing and then I regain. Or, do I self-sabotage because I really don't feel deserving of success? <BR> <BR> Looking forward to catching up a bit, I've had a pause off of this site, glad to be back. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:09:37 EST Audra's Journey - log/blog /journal joined April 12, 2016 <BR> via Amazon I bought two of the books: 100 days book and make friends with the scale book and loaded them to my kindle-PC app on the 13th.. <BR> I consider 13 a lucky number... but then aren't they all at least once in a while. <BR> Since the FWTS book is the one the team is working at present I have played catch-up and I am working through that book... day by day.. chapter by chapter. and putting notes on the book in kindle-PC. I had to learn how to do that.. it to... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:29:31 EST hi, I am new here Hello, I am new to this group. I just bought 100 days of weight loss last night on my Kindle. Today I will begin with day one, unless I should start with the pages you are all reading? Any help would be appreciated. I will pick up the Friends with the scale book as well. <BR> thank you, <BR> Leenie Fri, 8 Apr 2016 09:21:31 EST Finishing Line Medals - who's made it? On 1st January around 40 Spanglettes started off on the 100 Days of Weight Loss journey. <BR> <BR> There are definitely not 40 people crossing the finishing line - but those that are will receive a Gold Medal! <BR> <BR> How did you do? I know there were a few people who had to stop for personal reasons. There is also always a noticeable drop-out around the third week. <BR> <BR> This is not an easy challenge, but even if you only managed part of the journey I hope you will have ben... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 03:44:04 EST New Member Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> About 5 years ago I lost around 40 lbs on WW. Kept it off for about 2 years... now I weight more than when I started. <BR> <BR> I am pre-diabetic, but I can't seem to mentally "get in the game". I know what foods I need to stop eating, or eat less of, but I am mentally weak. I thought of starting WW again but counting again...Ugh. I want to live and not fail again. <BR> <BR> I am in my late 40's, have two teenage daughters and a wonderful husband. He does not need to... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 15:32:58 EST What shall we do next? Poll Hi Spanglettes! Hope you've had a good Easter despite Storm Katie or whatever is hitting you where you live! As you are probably aware, the 100 Days which began on 1st January is now coming to an end and I'd like your thoughts on what you'd like the focus of the team to be next. Here are my suggestions - I'd appreciate your comments <BR> <BR> (a) Start another 100 Days right away (I think that will be April 10th) <BR> <BR> (b) Go through the Friends with the Scale book <BR> <BR> (c) Ha... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:24:22 EST I'm back...death of family member Hi everyone- Sorry I've been gone for a few weeks. My sister-in-law in California passed away March 4th (after a long battle with terminal cancer) and we had to make a fast trip out there to have a funeral as well as clear out her mobile home and get it ready for sale. <BR> <BR> I know that many of you have been through great losses and you know how hard it is to recover from that. The biggest thing for both me and my husband was how exhausted we've been since then. It seems to take a long t... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:37:47 EST Glad to be a part of a inspirational team Hi everyone I am Roween. I am excited to be on this team. I am waiting for my books in the mail. I'm going to check out the pages on this team. Thank you Rawcookie for giving me the rundown on the pages here. This is the first time I am becoming involved in Spark Teams and Spark People overall. I am ready now to come out of the shadows and become involved. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 01:06:12 EST smg1963 (100 days) I just realized that I can make my own thread, so I am going to copy and paste the past two days here and then continue with them as I progress for the next 98 days. What a great idea!! <BR> <BR> This is day 1 on for me (2/25/16): <BR> <BR> I used to think I could work off a bad diet, but now I know that I cannot. <BR> <BR> I used to think that a glass of wine was ok with dinner, but I know I have 2-3 and that is too much. <BR> <BR> I used to follow along as to not offend others, but ... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 15:28:55 EST Julee's 100 DWL 2021 Today is the Lunar New Year. A good day for a fresh start. This is my second attempt at working my way through Linda Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss. <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Day 1 - I used to be that way... <BR> <BR> I used to... <BR> <BR> ~ Give up on my goals because I put everyone else's needs before my own. <BR> ~ Discount my 'gut' feelings about things. <BR> ~ Go off plan when I get mad, sad, bored or upset. <BR> <BR> Now I ... <BR> ~ Keep working toward my ... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 16:39:08 EST 2016 Revive Your Life Here's an extract from Linda's Spark Page blog explaining her latest initiative for 2016 <BR> <BR> QUOTE: <BR> Theme for this year: Revive Your Life! <BR> <BR> Over the next year, I'll be helping you focus on reviving one area at a time until you feel like you've gotten your life back. <BR> Through my newsletters, blog posts and individual coaching work, I'll be guiding thousands of you though rebuilding the troubled areas of your life, one at a time. <BR> <BR> Each month, I'll focus on a... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 07:48:49 EST Hello from Frozen Minnesota! We're actually going to be above zero all day today! I've been on SP for quite some time and have the knowledge of what to eat and portion size and nutrition but my biggest obstacles have been emotional eating and fibromyalgia/pain. I've been making small changes and that is good but I am ready to get serious about my eating and finding some exercise for myself to do. I just started reading Linda Spangle's book Life is Hard. Food is Easy. And i have the 100 days book also and am going to st... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 05:07:48 EST PCOH051610 - Susan's 100 Day Journey Starts NOW Hi, <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Jan 2016 18:20:34 EST Jen's 100 Days of Commitment! <em>521</em> <em>381</em> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> -Day 1- <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I used to be that way, but now I'm different <BR> <BR> I used to make goals- and NOT stick them through... Now I'm different. Each goal I make is a new and fresh goal. My quitting smoking is proof of that. It took me many attempts- each one being new and in of ... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:10:07 EST focus, focus, focus...there's no hocus-pocus It's that simple. <BR> Be true to me, no magic involved. <BR> No voo-doo, secret spells or abra-cadabra. <BR> I'm IN for me. <BR> <BR> Day 2. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 07:25:51 EST Think you're too fat for pics? Think again... Found this on FB, and it hits home really hard. <BR> <BR> Very insightful... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>er/so-youre-feeling-too-fat-to-be-phot<BR>ographed_b_4351360.html </link> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 14:29:23 EST Roll Call for 1st Janaury 2016 100 DWL Pop your name in this thread if you want to start the next amazing adventure through the 100 Days of Weight Loss book with us - starting on 1st January 2016. I will create a list here so you can check whether your name is included or not. <BR> <BR> AMYBELLES <BR> A_NEW_CHAPTER <BR> BACKTOTEN12 <BR> BXTERSMOM <BR> CHASING148 <BR> DEBPRE16 <BR> DI_NAMIC <BR> DJNATHANS <BR> DSJB9999 <BR> EAGLECRY <BR> FOCUSONME57 <BR> FUNLOVEN <BR> GINTEX <BR> GOCALGAL <BR> GODS_SERENITY <BR> GOTTALUVPINK <BR... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 04:51:19 EST Fall down six times; get up seven! I know that a lot of people get to a point where they have what Linda calls a 'pause' (Day 68) and then that 'pause' becomes a bit of an extended break - often filled with despair and shame. The longer you spend in the gloom zone, the harder it is to get back up. I thought I'd start a check-in thread here to encourage people to check in when they're struggling to stay motivated. <BR> <BR> For starters - here's some of Linda's encouragement from her blog. (Days 61-70 cover this kind of... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:09:22 EST Spangling through ... Easter! Abby revived a thread about getting through the holidays without 'soothing' ourselves with food. <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=11714x21194<BR>x45003857 </link> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, that thread is in the REPORTS forum, which is not the place most people will look for a chat thread, and I can't move the thread to General Team Discussion - so I've copied and pasted Abby's first post here, and my response to it. Let's use this thread for s... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 04:35:55 EST Amy's 100 Days Day #1 <BR> I Used to Be That Way <BR> <BR> I used to give up on a diet after awhile and gain all the weight I lost back again, but now I am dedicated to keep up a healthy active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I used to not find the time for exercise, but now it is a priority in my life and if I don't get in my morning walk or class at the gym, I really miss it. <BR> <BR> I used to sit around in the evenings, but now I move as much as possible to get more exercise/steps and more accomplished. <B... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 22:10:16 EST Lucky Dip for Lurkers! If you're curious about what the 100 Days of Weight Loss is all about - you might like to have a peep at some of the material. <BR> <BR> Check this one out for starters! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <link><BR>nger/ </link> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 04:51:49 EST Fitness Bound - Huyana's 100 Days Journey 10 REASONS TO LOSE WEIGHT AND MAINTAIN SUCCESS <BR> <BR> 1) Be able to fully participate in the activities that I love <em>295</em> <BR> 2) Feel stronger and more confident <em>23</em> <BR> 3) Remain healthy <em>184</em> <BR> 4) Wear the clothes that I want to <em>350</em> <BR> 5) Try exciting new things <em>355</em> <BR> 6) Travel easier <em>256</em> <BR> 7) Be in photos with ease <em>388</em> <BR> 8) Set a good example <em>361</em> <BR> 9) Be more ME! <em>1... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 19:43:59 EST 100 Days 1st November 2015 - 8th February 2016 Here's the team lined up to start their 100 Days journey on 1st November 2015 <BR> <BR> HUYANA_PHOENIX <BR> IAMJOYFUL2 <BR> TOPS2KOPSVILLE <BR> LIBERTY_JOY <BR> SANDALWOOD108 <BR> OOHLALA <BR> ZIPPADEE <BR> AMYBELLES <BR> SPIRITSEEKER <BR> CHASING148 <BR> <BR> Each day I shall post you the link to the next day's thread - if you have the book, you can read the day's info for yourself and do the activities. If you don't have the book - you will be able to click through to Linda Spangle's webs... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:56:22 EST Intuitive Eating Principles Anyone trying intuitive eating? Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:46:46 EST Phyllis- 100 Days 100 Days of Weight Loss Saturday Oct 24, 2015 to Friday March 11, 2016 <BR> Welcome - weigh every day? (178.6) <BR> Reasons- 1. No cholesterol meds <BR> -2. Fit in my clothes <BR> -3. Keep traveling <BR> -4. Enjoy life <BR> -5. Be healthy <BR> -6. Be happy <BR> -7. Be confident <BR> -8. Be a help to others.....especially Shannon &amp; Josie <BR> -9. Make ... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 12:33:15 EST Anyone want to start on Nov 1st? The group who started on 1st August are now on Day 84 - and will be finished in November. <BR> <BR> Our next 'official' start (led by me) will be 1st Janaury. <BR> <BR> However, there are a few new people who've joined the team who are keen to get started. Huyana and Mawmaw are on the starting line...........there are a handful of people on the first week already - doing their own thing through the threads and reports. <BR> <BR> So - if anyone would like to start a 100 Day journey on... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 02:41:23 EST Lynn's 100 Days, Friends With the Scale, 100 More I am ordering 100 Days of Weight Loss book <BR> <BR> Menu plan for one week – Spark nutrition tracking 1,280 - 1,630 daily calories <BR> <BR> List of reasons I want to lose weight and maintain my success <BR> <BR> I want to feel strong and confident <BR> I want have ease of movement <BR> I want to motivate family members by my results <BR> I want to feel proud of accomplishing this long time goal <BR> I want to wear attractive clothes <BR> I want to maintain an active lifestyle <BR> I want... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 15:13:28 EST Sue Ellen's 100 days I am new to Spark People and new to this team. I am starting my own thread here to chronicle my journey through my own 100 days. In 100 days, we will be in the new year. What a New Year's gift to myself it would be to internalize these lessons, while getting support from like-minded Sparkpeople! <em>521</em> Fri, 9 Oct 2015 11:46:15 EST Exercise - love it? or hate it? When I was browsing through the topics on Linda's website today - I clicked on the tag 'vocabulary change' and that led me to a Day 49 post about 'just do something' and then onto the link I've posted below - which is where Linda talks about how she really doesn't love exercising. I thought this might be something that the Spanglettes might like to have a chat about? <BR> <BR> Is exercising something you love or hate? <BR> <em>185</em> <em>319</em> <em>334</em> <em>33</em> <e... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 16:03:55 EST Rewire Event I decided to join in on the Rewire Event and here is what the first day was like for me. I was asked to repost this from another thread. <BR> <BR> I sort of had a revaluation of Me last night. I signed up for the two week Rewire event. It started Monday, well I did not have time to listen Monday, so I started listening last night, one of the sessions was tapping and as you tap he had certain phrases you repeated. At first I felt kind of silly. But as we progressed it was not so silly and it... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 14:45:27 EST Emotional Eating or Food Addiction? I have just read this Spark blogger piece about food 'addiction' and in the light of what we've been doing on the 100 DWL recently - triggers, buffers etc - I thought it might be worth sharing this article. I have David Kessler's book The End of Overeating - and it helped me understand why it is so hard for me to resist certain foods. See what you think. It's only a short read. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=can_people_really_be_addicted_to_food </link> <BR> ... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 08:49:35 EST not new but here again hi my name is cyndi and it seems like i have been here 1000 times but this time im here to get the job done and not delete i will be 60 in april and i want to be a healthier and happier me Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:35:35 EST Restart. I think I need to approach each day with a total recommitment. I think what's been off is that I do well and then I think I can slide on past success. It hit me like a big ole light bulb today. <BR> Here for the course. Sun, 13 Sep 2015 09:02:38 EST Day 37 - I love to eat! The original thread for Day 37 was created in the General Discussion Forum - so here's a link to take you there! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21194x430<BR>34116 </link> Sat, 5 Sep 2015 14:48:03 EST Leslie 100 Day Lifestyle Change September 1 start date; <BR> <BR> One day at a time 30 days One meal One exercise baby steps. <BR> <BR> Week 1 Increasing steps daily <BR> Goals~ Tracking carbs and fruits and vegies <BR> 9/7 <BR> 9/8 <BR> 9/9 <BR> 9/10 <BR> 9/11 <BR> 9/12 <BR> 9/13 <BR> <BR> Week 2 Con't ... <BR> Goals Add Proteins and Milk and do a DVD 2x week <BR> 9/14 <BR> 9/15 <BR> 9/16 <BR> 9/17 <BR> 9/18 <BR> 9/19 <BR> 9/20 <BR> <BR> Week 3 Con't.... <BR> Goals Add Fats and Free Foods and WII 10... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:00:10 EST Ophelie's 100 days I just discovered this forum (where have I been???) <BR> Today was day 10, so I will start reporting tomorrow, on day 11. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:28:47 EST Confessions for a clean start! I have a Day 2 confession. I decided to share with the team what I wrote to my buddy. <BR> Here it is: <BR> To my Buddy, <BR> I just had an eating episode <em>39</em> it is almost 6:00 pm. I have lots of reasons but no excuse. I just want to confess it and then do the next right thing. <BR> Reasons: trying to get my 13 year old to cooperate with a little cleaning and preparation for school tomorrow causing frustration and a bit of anger that I just can't do it myself anymore which then mak... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 18:40:26 EST 10 Reasons I Want to Lose Weight: My top ten reasons to lose weight are: <BR> 1. To feel in control of something in my life (lots of changes/chaos the last couple of years) <BR> 2. To accomplish something positive <BR> 3. To be proud of myself <BR> 4. To be able to exert self-control <BR> 5. To look good <BR> 6. To feel better about myself (emotionally, psychologically, physically) <BR> 7. To wear pretty clothes <BR> 8. To have my daughter be proud of me <BR> 9. To feel younger/healthier <BR> 10. To get positive attention (i... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 11:09:33 EST MOUNTAIN MERMAID's 100 Days Report Card <img src=""> <BR> <BR> AUGUST 1, 2015.... <BR> <BR> MY 10 REASONS TO LOSE WEIGHT: <BR> <BR> 1. Look like a Hot Mess <BR> 2. To keep My Feet, Ankles, Knees, & Hips Healthy to Keep walking well into My 80's <BR> 3. Keep doing My Saturday Step Class Forever! <BR> 4. Make My Husband Jealous <BR> 5. To continue NOT being on any medication <BR> 6. I Love a Challenge! <BR> .... To Be Continued.... <BR> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:46:43 EST Renee's Hundred Days Just a few more days, and I'm off on 100 days of success!! Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:13:58 EST Start here - a guide to the 100 DWL! This thread was started in July 2015 for a 100 day journey starting on 1st August - but you can use it as a guide to help you through the 100DWL from any date. There is a link to each of the threads as you work down the thread. Our next journey will begin on 1st January 2016 - but you can start at any time :) <BR> <BR> <BR> Saturday, 4th July 2015 <BR> <BR> Are you ready for the 100 Days of Weight Loss journey - starting on 1st August? <BR> Let's make a list, check it twice, and make s... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 02:02:43 EST Aloha from Arkansas Hi, I'm Renee, mom of 4 wife of 1. <BR> <BR> I've tried several times to get through Linda's 100 days and I'm here to try again! Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:22:08 EST Life is Hard, Food is Easy - Chapter 8 - part 1 This chapter is a great read; settle down with a cup of something to sip, and take the time to read it through. <BR> <BR> For this chapter I've decided to focus on the one main activity Linda suggests - What I Love. <BR> <BR> She suggests we get a piece of paper and write down a list of all the things we love - she offers a few categories to get us going: <BR> <BR> - people, including friends, family, work colleagues <BR> - household pets as well as other animals such as horses <BR> - act... Mon, 11 May 2015 15:40:32 EST Life is Hard, Food is Easy - Chapter 7 Chapter 7 - What Do I Need? <BR> <BR> This is another long chapter, with lots to think about, so take your time over it! I've picked out a few of the highlights - and, in particular, the exercises that Linda suggests doing. Use this if it's helpful, or feel free to post your own thoughts on this chapter. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Linda writes that, even though we all have 'empty emotional places' in the sort of world we live in, we do not have to use food to fill those empty places. The r... Sun, 3 May 2015 09:36:47 EST Life is Hard, Food is Easy - Chapter 6 Chapter 6 - Expressing, Not Stuffing <BR> <BR> There's quite a lot of reading in this chapter (25 pages in my copy of the book) - so it might be worthwhile to settle down and read the chapter right through before you look at the questions. Take your notebook/journal and jot down your thoughts. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> "In this chapter, you'll learn how to build powerful skills that will make you stronger and more comfortable with all levels of emotional coping." <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> T... Sat, 2 May 2015 07:01:50 EST Life is Hard, Food is Easy - Chapter 5 Chapter 5 introduces the second step of Linda's 5-step plan - it's about our feelings <BR> <BR> After you have read through the Chapter perhaps you'd like to share your feelings here. The following questions are there to help you if you find them useful. If they're not helpful to you, leave them and write about what comes up for you in this Chapter. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Linda starts this chapter by writing about how we might have felt as a child, and how our family influenced our emot... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:52:42 EST Life is Hard, Food is Easy - Chapter 4, Section 3 Chapter 4 - Rebuilding Self-Esteem, Section 3: What You Believe <BR> <BR> Here are some suggested questions to get you going. If you'd prefer to do your own thing, and write about your insights and realizations after reading this section - please feel free to do that. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Linda writes, 'Do you secretly believe you'll always gain back the weight you lose, regardless of which diet plan you go on? If so, your behaviour will follow the same line as your thoughts, eliminati... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:43:28 EST Life is Hard, Food is Easy - Chapter 4, Section 2 Chapter 4 - Rebuilding Self-Esteem <BR> <BR> Section 2: What You Say to Youself <BR> <BR> Here are some suggested questions to get you going. If you'd prefer to do your own thing, and write about your insights and realizations after reading this section - please feel free to do that. <BR> <BR> Eliminate "junk-talk" and re-frame your vocabulary <BR> <BR> Linda writes 'You are what you think you are' <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Watch out for the ways you talk to yourself, <BR> <BR> <em>3... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:41:52 EST Life is Hard, Food is Easy - Chapter 4, Section 1 Chapter 4 - Rebuilding Self-Esteem, section 1: How you see yourself and how you think others see you <BR> <BR> This Chapter introduces Step 1 of the 5-step programme Linda offers in this book. <BR> <BR> Here are some suggested questions to get you going. If you'd prefer to do your own thing, and write about your insights and realizations after reading this section - please feel free to do that. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Create a new response <BR> Linda says 'it's what you tell yourself t... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:38:57 EST