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12/8/11 9:25 A

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Paula, I don't doubt the success of drinking the 8 glasses of water each day, really does seem to work. My problem is doing it when the weather is cold, so I think I'll substitute half with herbal teas, it'll add a little more sugar to my nutrition tracker but it's better than not getting the fluids I think.

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12/5/11 12:33 P

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Pat,

At weight watchers, they really stressed the "must" of getting in those 8 glasses a day, if you wanted to see a lose. If I had a week, where I thought I had done well and was going to see it on the scale, that was the week where my lose was not as good as it should have been if water consumption was low...it seems to be a fact.

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12/2/11 7:23 A

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I've noticed since I'm not drinking 8 glasses of water every day it seems to have an effect on my weight loss (or lack of it). I'm finding it harder to get in the 8 glasses since the weather has gotten colder. I'm going to work on getting back to drinking the water and see if I do better.
Paula, I don't watch TV but do spend too many hours in front of the computer, so I need to cut back on that. I think being conscious of what I eat is helpful, I noticed yesterday that I was easting really fast (late lunch, really hungry), but I slowed down and skipped taking "a bit more" food because I stopped and thought about it. Great hint!

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11/30/11 12:21 P

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For me...definitely reducing my in front of TV time...

a) It reduces mindless eating - read a great article here on Spark about always being aware of what we are putting in our mouths..apparently being aware meets a satisfaction need in the area of the brain that controls appetite (they say it better)..when we mindless eat, the brain doesn't feel satisfied and you continue..it suggests always eating at the table and being conscious of what we eat...

b) TV is great for wasting your day away, and keeps you from getting things accomplished or being on the 'move'...not getting that exercise in...seriously...waste 3 hours in front of the TV during the day, and that is 3 hrs of not getting outside, or not doing chores that would have had you running up and down the stairs 8 times..or finding the time to have gone for that hour walk...truthfully the computer is guilty of this too..

c) With all the food ads, TV actually can make me hungry, even when I am not..true..just watch man vs food (lol)...

One of my newer goals has been to reduce my TV time...with no TV during the day when I am home. So far, it has increased my productivity, and my 'steps'/exercise per day...

Is this something you should consider?

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11/9/11 8:19 P

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Tracking has been a great help for me as well as getting out and staying active. The tracking keeps me accountable and is teaching me to stay within healthy limits. I tend to waste too much time sitting at the computer if I stay home and start to feel lazy.

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11/9/11 7:37 A

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Two of the biggest things that have helped me is getting out of the house. I'm a stay at home mom and just staying at home makes me want to eat so sometimes I just need to get out and go somewhere. The other thing that has helped is having someone to walk with and go to zumba with. Knowing someone is waiting for me to walk gets me moving so I go. Unfortunately my walking buddy hurt her back this week so she won't be doing much for a while so lets hope I keep it up without her.

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11/9/11 2:12 A

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Tracking is I think the big thing for me. When I first started I didn't intend to stay within a certain range or anything, but I started simply tracking everything - and just being more aware of exactly what I was eating was enough to make me stop and think "Do I REALLY need to eat that?" and make better choices. After a couple of weeks of that, I just naturally started planning better and staying within the ranges Spark gave me.

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11/8/11 4:42 P

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I've been stalled a bit in losing weight, did good for the first 6 weeks but am now trying to get back on track. So what is one thing you have found that helps? Pat

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