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7/3/17 12:37 A

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I'm also doing the 5% summer challenge. The timeframes fit together nicely.


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They should all complement each other.
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Good morning, ready to go! I'm also starting the 5% challenge today and a weekend challenge on Fitbit. A couple of weeks ago, I started a personal ST challenge. Let's see if I can keep all these fitness and healthy living balls in the air at the same time!

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Yes, portion control has a big impact. I changed to a 9" plate some time ago, and at first it seemed too small - now I quite often can't eat everything on my plate. A good set of measuring cups, spoons, and some decent (digital?) scales help a great deal.
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The one thing I have not managed to do--is to practice portion control. I am hoping in this 100 Days to focus on the size of my portions. If I do that , I think I will make real progress. chris

I have to be diligent about caring for myself. 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS is a great way for me to keep focused. Day 1 is July 1, 2017. Build habits to produce success. Most of these habits I have at least tried before but did not sustain. First habit: delay eating by using a timer.
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I'm ready. My book and journal are ready. This is soooo helpful.

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Thanks for that feedback - I feel I'm in good company!
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Getting my book and getting a fresh journal out. I didn't make it all the way through the book last time. I plan on sticking to it and going all the way. Gill, thanks for the encouraging email this morning. It takes time to change these habits!!! I'm really working on the emotions as well. Doing something over again you can pick up new aspects of reading again. Looking forward to starting this on Saturday. I'm so glad you're started then and not MONDAY. The old start on Monday.....Looks like a great group doing this with us all!!

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Me too....emotional health is what I'm focusing on. Gill, I'm going to commit to using a journal this time.

Being part of this team, I have learned a lot, and I'm thankful to all of you who share your journey.

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I hear ya Gill. Lots of emotional issues here too. That is why I am using the journey to really look into myself and help myself make better choices and feel better! Weight loss will be a bonus!

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So lovely to see all your great posts here this morning. Yes, we have a great group gathering here, I'm so happy to be doing this with you all.

I'm committed to keeping a daily written journal this time through. Because I've worked through the book several times now, I tend to skip over some of the days because I think I've nothing more to learn, or because I don't want to do it, or just don't identify with it. But this time I am going to journal something about every single day. I've got myself a larger notebook - it's a hard-backed A4 book and I'm envisioning having some pictures stuck into it too.

I have come a long way with my emotional responses to food. My weight, my fitness, my nutritional health are all very much better these days. Much better! But I'm aware at the moment of a need to do some work on My Emotional Health - I am not exactly depressed I don't think, but I am aware of a kind of locked room of feelings inside myself. Do you know what I mean? I think the 100 Days will be helpful with this too - if I take the opportunity it offers. There's a lot in the Life is Hard, Food is Easy book about feelings, and I think it would be good for me to re-read that as well.

Let's go!


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Looks like we have an awesome group ready to go!
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Probably will be joining y'all for this trip. Eating plan is basically Spark menu using extensive substitutions from their lists. Have revisited my whys and have a list in my physical notebook. I've been here awhile and my pounds lost are modest but my health numbers are spot on and both my energy and my mood are great. Love Spark and Spangle!



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I am joining Slimming World next Wednesday, referred by my GP! so I will be weighed then and will probably weigh myself on Sunday too. I find that weighing every day can be problematic both if I lose too much or gain. I've got the book on my kindle and on my iPad and I find that helpful because I can read it where and when I like. I'm looking foreword to making a fresh start on the 1st.

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Hello Di! Nice to see you - yes, it can be good to be reminded to care for our own needs, which impact on our health.
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I found it useful to have on kindle as a reminder. The Scale and I can have an iffy relationship at times. The book helps me get things back in proportion.

Thanks, Gill, for the heads up on starting another round of 100 days. This year isn't proving one of mine or the family's better ones. It won't hurt me to take a look at my own health.
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Making Friends with the Scale is purely about our use of the scale and overcoming the 'power' it sometimes seems to have over us - learning to change our relationship with it. It has very short chapters, and you can do it alongside another book if you want to - there isn't the journalling and soul-searching - it's quite practical/informational. As I said - very short chapters - it's an easy read and I found it a helpful workbook to do. Those of us who have done 100 Days before have sometimes worked through Make Friends with the Scale afterwards - it's a 28-day book.

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Looking forward in starting 100 days with you all on July 1st!

How is making friends with the scale, different from Linda's other books. I have Life is Hard food is easy book and 100 days book.

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This time around I am not focusing on losing weight, but making healthier lower carb choices. I want to keep my glucose under 140. When I do this I lose weight too. I am in a healthy BMI range, but I carry my fat in my abdomen and thighs, so that is not good for my heart.

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I used to do that... felt free to eat if I lost weight. Now that I follow "No S" and monitor my glucose, I stopped doing that. I used to binge on weekends as sweets are "allowed" with the plan, but monitoring my glucose stopped that too.

I have to stop typing things like this. When I type about my restricting I sometimes crash.

So stressed about life right now...not strong. There was chocolate in the house. Need I say more?

At least I did not eat a lot of it. Scale is down too so that is nice.

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I weigh once a week - Saturday morning. I tried daily weigh ins. Definitely not good for me. If I lost, I got cocky. If I gained, I was stressed. So what did I do? Turned to my comfort - food. I can't weigh more than once a week.

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I generally weigh once a week on Saturdays and measure on the first of the month.

I might sneak a peek at the scale mid-week to make sure I'm on track, but daily. It depends somewhat on my frame of mind - will the "extra" weigh-in serve to motivate me in a positive way? If I don't think it will, I stay off the scale.

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Yes, since reading Make Friends with the Scale, I've been more aware of the many, many things that can cause a temporary weight gain - like travel, surgery, lack of sleep, stress etc - and this has helped me to be kinder towards myself and not go into a panic mode!

Gill

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I post my weight weekly on Spark and will continue with that plan except for a few vacation days when I don't plan to weigh.



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I weigh daily for the most part- been know to skip when I know I have gained. but I have a app that sync my weigh to phone and shows a chart. kinda cool.
official weigh is my tops weigh iin- so I will post t hat in groups and on the weight chart.

working on journaling again but since I am leaving on July 9th for two weeks I am gonna wait until I get back. I will just be aware of the nutrition I choose to eat. making sure I have protein, veggies, starch and fruit at most of meals while gone.

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I weigh every day. I know the scale may be a little crazy after Friday's surgery, but I am not even going to be slightly concerned.

I journal my weight, food eaten and glucose in an Excel spreadsheet.
My "My Journey" journal is a Word document.

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The final thing to decide up before we start 100 Days of Weight Loss on Saturday, 1st July - is how you are going to measure your progress, and how often?

Linda writes: "During this 100 Days Program, I recommend that you weight yourself every day. But if you prefer, you can get on the scale once a week or use whatever time frame works for you.
In addition to using the scale to monitor your progress, notice the changes in how your clothes fit. Take body measurements at intervals, and then calculate the number of inches you've lost. Also, pay attention to all the improvements in your actions, your learning, and your daily personal growth."

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Personally, I weigh every day, but only measure myself occasionally. But this is because I am a 'maintainer' and not looking for my weight or size to change much. I have experienced so many great improvements in those other things: actions, learning, personal growth - thank you Linda!

Gill

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Michelle, yes, you can do it!

The trend seems to be going towards having a physical journal/notebook this time around, and i have a lovely A4 hard-backed book that would be perfect.

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Doing the prep work for another 100DWL. I used to be afraid I would give up and regain, but now I remember why I started Sparks and team support. Planing, recording and learning effective ways to live healthy. Friends with the Scale has encouraged me to..."Focus on my actions and not the number on the scale."
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I really want to try again. Still haven't made it through to the end. Can I do it? I have the book - just have to charge my Kindle battery. I've mostly been using the app on my phone. And I think I need to start a new journal instead of recycling the old one.

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I am going to keep a tangible notebook this time too. I did the first time and really just like holding it in my hands and being able to scan through it.

I'm also going to keep trying to do a bit of strength training every day and I'll continue to follow the No S Plan (although maybe I should say "get back on the No S plan") and eat a moderate carb diet.

Certainly I can get back into weight loss mode! I'm looking forward to July 1. I've also started a 5% challenge along with my BLC challenge. Hope I haven't taken on too much!

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The next preparation step is to think about the reasons you want to lose weight. Spark Guy has recently blogged about this too - no plan is going to work if you don't really know why you're doing it!

Linda writes: "In your 100 Days notebook, write down at least 10 reasons why you want to lose weight and maintain your success................. Anytime you feel discouraged or tempted to give up, review your list again and remind yourself: "This is why I'm doing the 100 Days Program and I'm absolutely sticking with my plan.""

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I have my book and I have a small notebook that fits in my purse. Ready to begin!

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I just got my physical book and plan to go back to a physical "magic" notebook this time.
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I type in a journal on the computer (A Word document). I do not use it every day, but I always know it is there.

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Chele! I love to have the hard copy of the book to work with.

I find I never keep a written journal going - it always starts well, then fizzles out! It is a great way of being able to look back at what you've written. I've read that physically writing is more effective at unlocking the secrets of our brain! (I might have just talked myself into buying a new notebook!)

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I do need to get back to tracking my progress

was doing the dots but I stopped so maybe I will get a nice book or calendar to post them in.

might wait until after returning from IRD in July.


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I like to post in both too. Sometimes I add more notes in my journal.

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Hi there, Cheryl, Babs, and Sarah! There's no official 'sign-up' for the 100 days - just come along - free tickets for everyone!

Have you checked through this thread for the preparation suggestions? They are from the Welcome! section of the book.

The third step Linda talks about is deciding how to track our progress through the 100 days.

1) There is a tracking system on her website - click on the team's picture of the book to take you there.
2) She suggests perhaps marking progress on a calendar.
3) You can download worksheets from her website
4) You can post on the daily threads here on the team page - Lessons Forum - the current day will always be the 'sticky' post
5) You can keep a paper or electronic journal privately (of course!) Linda suggests purchasing a special note-book or journal.
6) You can start your own Report thread in the Reports Forum
7) You can blog on your own Spark page (of course!)

My preference is to write my insights on the daily threads, and in my Report thread. What's your preference?

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I'm ready! Excited to start with the team this time! Didn't get to finish it this spring.

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I've got my book handy and I'm ready to begin. There is so much information in this book. I love the fact that it's in small segments. Reminders of what we should do. Information on how to overcome problems, etc. Love the book.

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I would like to join you on July 1st. I started with the last group and did not finish so here I am again. I decided to get a paper copy of the book this time and it arrived today.

I hear so many good things about going thorough the 100 days it makes me more determined to complete it.


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Anyone else around today? It's a lovely sunny day here in SW England - I'm taking it easy after a busy couple of days - doing nice relaxing things like reading, yoga, maybe even a jigsaw puzzle. I'm not a gardener, or a sunbather!

I had to give myself a pep-talk this morning and remind myself that self-care is OK. Like many other people, I do tend to feel I have to keep on doing things to feel like I'm achieving something. The 100 DWL book has helped me see how detrimental this can be - taking time for ourselves is so crucial.




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I also follow No S, and am adding a low carb component. I am testing my glucose and trying to help my body stay out of diabetic range.

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One reason I am doing my lessons in more than one day so I can work on them and get them to sink in. I may even go back and revisit some days. but I am going on vacation in 3 weeks but still will take the time to work on my lessons each morning.

today I am doing second day of day 4. neat how the way I am doing my 100 days all the days seem to tie into each other.

wave as you pass me by.

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Step Two: Follow your plan for 100 days

I love that there is no 'fail' on this journey - if you have to take a break, that's fine - you can pick up, come back in wherever you want to, even if you have to drop out, you can start again next time - it's ALL helpful!

In the preparation section of the book, Linda explains why 100 days is so powerful.

"One hundred days is a magical amount of time. Because it forces you to stay focused and consistent, your efforts will last far longer than they might otherwise. Any time you struggle and you're tempted to go off your plan, use the goal of reaching 100 days as a way to strengthen your resolve."

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Thanks for posting, Leslie.

My plan is No S - which is three meals a day - no snacks, no sweets, no seconds - except, sometimes, on days that begin with S (Saturday, Sunday, Special Days). I don't count calories, but I do try to keep certain carbs low (bread, pasta, rice, potato, pastry, cereals)

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1500 exchange is my plan and 1800 to maintain

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I'm still here!
I'm working slowly. Much of the information is new to me, so I've been pondering "a lot"

I will, however, start over with the team on July 1. emoticon

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Excellent!

Step one in the preparation section of Linda's book is: Choose your best diet plan.

She writes: "Think carefully about what works for you. Do you enjoy going to weight-loss groups, or do you prefer meeting one-on-one with a counselor? Maybe you'll go to a commercial diet program or hire a personal weight-loss coach. Or you might even design your own system using a new diet book, an Internet resource, or a plan that you've followed in the past.
After you've chosen your diet plan, make sure you know your recommended daily calorie levels or the number of servings for each of the food groups. You'll also want to think about how you'll monitor or track your food intake to see whether you've met your diet plan's requirements."

If you're not sure, or even just curious!, check out Linda's DIET QUIZ on her web site.

www.weightlossjoy.com/the-diet-quiz/

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I have marked many different parts of the book that pertain to me, my mindset and behavior patterns. I'm re-reading them in preparation for July 1st.

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In my experience, it takes repetition and practice to make these new habits stick. One of the things I now have as 'second-nature' is saying "Not for me thanks." or "Not right now, thanks - maybe later" when someone offers me something I don't want to eat at a social function. (Day 6 - Protect your program). Just because someone offers me a plate of cookies doesn't mean I have to eat them!. This morning I am going to a discussion group/coffee morning - people there pretty much now expect me to say 'Not for me thanks" and they don't push me any more.

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In the WELCOME chapter, Linda writes about how we can get worn down, and give up..... and how to prevent this. I know from experience that at least 2/3 of all the people who start on Day 1 with the team, are not there on Day 100.

START OF QUOTE
As many dieters do, you probably start out strong. But then you get worn down by life challenges such as family, work, stress, finances, or even emotional struggles. At some point, the need to feel better becomes stronger than your desire to lose weight. Before long, you slip off your diet and reach for a piece of chocolate cake or a bag of potato chips.

After you've messed up, you may have a hard time getting back on your diet. Eventually, you just give up on your goal of losing weight - at least for a while.

Does this sound way too familiar? If so, you may need an entirely new approach for managing your weight.............

.......Many of these lessons will simply remind you of what already know. But others will pull you deeper, helping you cope more effectively with issues such as weak motivation, low self-esteem, and emotional eating. As you complete these one-a-day lessons, you'll build a solid weight-management framework you can stand on forever.
END OF QUOTE from 100 Days of Weight Loss, Linda Spangle pg xi-xii

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''Eventually, just like putting on your shoes and brushing your teeth, your new skills will become second nature. And when they do, you'll have found the secret to long-term success! '

I can't wait for it to become second nature. I'm learning and making changes. I need to learn the virtue of 'patience!'

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Fantastic to see you all! I call us the Spanglettes!
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So, dear Spanglettes - today's task is to read the Welcome pages of the book. And for those of you who don't have it - I'm typing it out in full right here - because even though I've been through this book, I find these first pages so very, very encouraging!

Quote starts here:
WELCOME!

I think I know why you are here. Somehow you want to be able to change your future. I'm guessing that you'd love to get control over food, lose a bunch of extra pounds, and then maintain your weight for the rest of your life.

Well, you've come to the right place. During the next 100 days, you can achieve phenomenal progress toward reaching these goals. But the amazing part is, you will feel like it was easy. Here's how it works.

Each day you will complete one mini-lesson related to some aspect of managing your weight. Then with time, you'll learn how to slip these tools into your daily routines. Eventually, just like putting on your shoes and brushing your teeth, your new skills will become second nature. And when they do, you'll have found the secret to long-term success!
Quote ends (Taken from 100 Days of Weight Loss, by Linda Spangle - page xi)

The next section is called, Why it works - and I'll post that tomorrow.

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I will start again on 1st of July and hope to keep going this time and not get distracted along the way.

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Phyllis, that is a great idea. Maybe I will get the paper copy too.

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I plan on joining in again and look forward to it.
I've ordered the physical book (I have the electronic one) for this round because I know how fast the days go by and I want to have an easier way to keep track of what needs extra attention.
With these lessons and the other Spangle books I am now within reach of my all-time weight goal.

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I plan on making the journey through the book once again.
It is amazing how much I can forget in such a short time.
Is that forget or unremember?

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Hi all I am restarting the book on my own this time as I want to spend more time on some of the lessons I want to work on.

Why do I want to lose weight?
currently I am at my goal but I want to get to my lowest in leeway and hopefully go 5 or 10 pounds more and change your goal.

Why do I keep following the book over because I need to stay on track I need to make the lessons a habit.

fun to see if I can am different each time I write about it.

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So, the next round will begin on 1st July. Are you coming along?

For anyone who's done the book before, you know what's coming.
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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!

At the beginning of Linda Spangle's book, she guides us through some preparation topics. So that's what I'm going to use this thread for - feel free to post questions if you have any - and post your comments etc. There are enough of us around, who are familiar with the material, to answer your questions, give you suggestions and information etc.

One of the first things to look at will be WHY do you want to lose weight, or do this book? I want to say that this team does not hold you accountable to a daily log-in - you do not have to hit daily targets of any kind - no special diet, no weigh-ins. But you do need to keep going.

We will progress at a Lesson-a-Day - but if you want to take more time, that's fine. I find, personally, that not completing a day doesn't matter - it's better to leave it and carry on with the next day - the material is all revised, all fits together very nicely.

So for today - any questions? Have you got your book?

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