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Saturday, October 25, 2008

I guess all that wacking of my evil, demonic, monstrous scale must work. I dropped 4 pounds this week, and then got on the scale this morning and was down another pound. Whooo hooo I'm down 5 this week!
It was either the wacking it took, or one of the witches on the fit in your britches witches team at fit, fabulous and forty in the Halloween spooktacular challenge casting a spell on it. ORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR....
It could be just that I ate right all week, and I have burned so far this week 2150 calories and will burn more today.

Holy Moly folks ...this actually works. emoticon

Big hugs to all of you, especially those who were there during my melt down..I hate my evil scale day.


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WALKMAMA 10/26/2008 6:29AM


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GLITTERGIRL69 10/26/2008 1:43AM

    Great job1!!! Good for you, keep up the good work!
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H-2-OH 10/25/2008 4:05PM

    You're so cute!
Congratulations on budging that scale!

Five What did you do, save up for weeks and lose it all at once!? You could be on the Biggest Loser!

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GERMANPICKLE 10/25/2008 12:25PM

  congrats! and keep up the good work!

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'm so pumped right now!

Tonight at work I was soooooooooooooooooo not busy. Normally I'd just read a book or go online but I decided instead to walk at a really good pace in circles in the lobby area.

Well I got going and I didnt' stop for an hour and a half.

I hope no one was looking they would have thought I was mad...this woman walking round and round and round with a kind of glazed look on her face. If they saw me they probably thought...She looks nuts...lets not check in there.

The great news is though...I went to and used their walking calulator. It asked me my weight and speed. I figured I was easily doing the 3.2 my treadmill shows...and it said...

Wait for it....

468 calories burned...whooooooooooooooo hooooooooooooo.

That is on top of the 209 I burned on the treadmill this morning.

Wow! I'm so doing my happy dance...well in my head i'm doing my happy legs feel like limp noodles are no longer up to the happy dance.

Isn't it great though....I'm really starting to catch on to how even a little five minute burst can burn calories.

I'm feeling so much better, and thank you all for your support yesterday.

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MRSLAZZLOE 10/19/2008 10:14PM

    Yay Heather! I need some of your enthusiasm right now! Maybe I will do better starting tomorrow.

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H-2-OH 10/19/2008 8:24PM

    Yeah! *arm pump*
I LOVE it!
I do the same thing as far as logging it on spark and getting psyched about how many calories burned.
Today when I found out biking around the block twice burned more calories than I thought I went on to do that three more times during the day for a total of close to 400 calories burned. Feels SO good to see those numbers. Great motivator.

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QUEENESTHER1960 10/19/2008 8:14PM

    That's so awesome Heather!

While on my walk today everytime I came to a "don't walk" light, I started doing side steps. Probably looked like I was doing the pee pee dance! LOL

A girl has to do what a girl has to do!

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I bombed!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I exercised virtually every day last week and for the most part stayed in my calories after thansgiving day but when I stepped on the scale yesterday I was up 4 pounds. I couldn't believe it! I got weighed again this morning and it says up 2 pounds. I got so upset and frustrated yesterday I ended up self destructing, Pizza, chocolate you name it. 2100 cals I took in.
Today I'm just depressed. I'm sorry witches I don't want to even add in to the total as I'll only hurt you guys.

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WALKMAMA 10/19/2008 6:31AM


I know from the N.E.W. team boards that you worked hard and challenged yourself with a new swimming routine last week. I am sorry you did not see weight loss results for that. Try to focus on what results you did see though: increased energy, quality time with your daughter, and a sensible eating plan. Stick with it and you will see results -- if the scale does not show it (I like the idea someone had of whacking it with a broom!) your clothes and energetic will. Forget about the day you went over your calories. Really, 2100 calories is not so bad -- could have been much worse. Head on over to the N.E.W. and post your workout goals for the coming week. We will support you. You can do it!

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DAWNO64 10/18/2008 10:12PM

    Believe it or not, my weight fluctuates so much that I never know which weight is "true". If I weigh on my home scale in the morning, it can say I'm down 6 pounds. Then at work on the calibrated scale, it says I'm up one pound first thing in the morning. If I weigh in the afternoon, I can be up or down again by a pound or two. I can weigh 4 pounds less at the end of the week than I did in the beginning. So I stopped letting the scale be my guide so much; I do my measurements and that seems to be better (except at THAT time). Hang in there and remember it will all change again. (Is that why they call it "the change"?)

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ANGLE69771 10/18/2008 3:04PM

    Heather, With exercising almost every day you could have gained weight because of muscle. muscle weights more than fat. There are a lot of ways to tell if your losing, the scale is only one. How have you been feeling? How are your clothes fitting, and if you didn't take measurements when you started on sparks, now would be a great time. You can have a gain in weight, and a lose in inches, witch still means your losing. TOM, and water weight, or sodium play a big part in it too, so never give up. Now lets kick some Boo, and mummies butt... emoticonLets go g/f

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-ANGIE- 10/18/2008 2:56PM

    Take your broom...hold it high above your scale...and then bring it down hard and whack the crap out of your scale. I did the EXACT same thing yesterday. I am not sure why our weight fluctuates so much from day to day...but the importnat thing is to track your progress a few ways- weight and measurements- and try hard to only worry about really checking your weight once a week. Even then, you may want to look at monthly totals- do I weigh less this month than I did last month. I know how frustrating it is- that's why I used my broom to beat my scale up. It hurt my feelings, too! Dang scale! Don't cheat yourself by eating poorly...cuz then the scale wins and you lose. Hang in there!

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H-2-OH 10/18/2008 2:52PM

    One other thing to consider is that you could have gained muscle. If you did, muscle weighs more than fat and can show up as a gain on the scale when in reality it's going to help you to burn more calories. Do you measure inches periodically?
You could gain muscle and lose inches.
Don't give up!
Y ou're too important.

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DIANA_THE_AXE 10/18/2008 1:48PM

    Heather! Hey girl, no self destructing! It will be alright. I agree, it sounds like too much sodium and water retention. Hang in there cause today is a new day to just put yesterday behind you and start over!! 4lbs of water retention is no big deal, that goes away if you drink alot of water, Honey! Alot of women retain that much just cause it is that time of the month! Don't you give up. We love you and want you on this team with us. We have all been thru one thing or another. emoticon

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CYNTHIAS50 10/18/2008 1:40PM

    Heather, don't let that scale rule you! We all have setbacks....just get back on the wagon and hang on, you'll reach your goals, we're here to help!

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EDDIEMAE 10/18/2008 1:40PM

    Hey, Silly Wascal!!!
We're in this together!! Don't even think about hurting the Witch Group!! First of all, you need to think of YOU. You are not hurting the group in any way!!

Do me a favor and take a look at your food log...What was your sodium intake averaging for the last week? If it was high, then most likely, you are retaining fluids. Drink lots of water and get your body flushed~and be sure you are getting plenty of fiber!!

Next thing to check is how near you are to TOM...That can wreak total havoc with your scale dial!! Keep steering the course and don't allow your inner spark to be sabotaged!!

Next question: What are you doing for exercise? Are you challenging your body, or just going through the motions and "putting in your time?" Maybe you need to jazz up your routine a bit, to throw your muscles a curve ball.

Lastly, get your buns over to the FFF's threads~post and let us support and motivate you!! You are not alone in this, Heather!! We're all here for you!!

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DEBP1961 10/18/2008 1:37PM

    Oh no you don't Heather! You may have had too much sodium & were retaining water. Get your chin up & keep pressing on - your efforts will pay off. You can do it!!

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SHARBABY123 10/18/2008 1:16PM

    Don't let the scale make you feel bad! I exercised 6 days in a row this week and that's a big deal for me. TOM showed up, the scale went up, and I pigged out. Today I am over it so back to business it is.
So pull up your bootstraps and get back at it. We're only posting losses in the challenge so your are not hurting anybody else. You're only hurting yourself by dwelling on it. So no more pity party? Ok? Okay!

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BUTTERFLY321 10/18/2008 12:19PM

    Omgosh! I weigh in tommorrow, and I have been afraid of that very thing happening.... Okay.... pick yourself back up... Get back on track. Think positive ~ you probaly lost inches and gain muscle from working out therefore you gained weight. Bright side to all of this, is that muscle burns more fat. So next week will be better!

Come on! The disappointment time is over. GET BACK ON TRACK!
YOU CAN DO THIS! emoticon

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This october spooktacular at FFF Team has got me going.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm having so much fun with this!

Today I swam, then did some serious hard as I can treading water, then tonight at work when it got super quiet no one around...I did 20 minutes of speed walking right in the lobby.

Whoo boo babes and Mummies better watch out...cuz all us witches are gonna fit into our britches. lol

Drop those pumpkins girls!

Heather emoticon

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GMB-FTW 10/17/2008 1:33AM

    Swwweeet! Or should I say sweat?


Either way your an inspiration!


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DEBP1961 10/17/2008 1:30AM

    Way to go Heather!!!

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-ANGIE- 10/16/2008 11:40PM

    You are doing great! looks like you'll be dropping a big pumpkin! emoticon

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ANGLE69771 10/16/2008 9:25PM

    Way to -go . You rock with all that energy. Woo Hoo.

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EDDIEMAE 10/16/2008 9:13PM

You Rock!
So nice to see such energy!!
Let's make a clean sweep of the competition!!!

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SHARBABY123 10/16/2008 7:20PM

    Wait till the Mummies reveal their figures at the end of the month! We'll have "well-preserved" bodies under our wraps!
Good luck to you!

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B~ROSIE 10/16/2008 6:21PM

    I too am "sparked" with this challenge and this team! Good Luck tomorrow with our weigh in! I hope we drop a load of pumpkins!

emoticon ~ beth

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H-2-OH 10/16/2008 1:06PM

    Sounds like a fun contest. :-)

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JANEYTEE 10/15/2008 10:08PM

    Heather, don't forget us ghosts are lighter than air and we will float right past you witches and mummies. I'll tell you what, I will be nice, you can grab on and hold onto the ends of our ghost tails for a nice ride. But just watch out for all the pumpkins we will be dropping!

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Whoooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooo

Friday, October 10, 2008

I'm doin my happy dance because I'm down 3 pounds and even better I have the whole weekend off and family is coming for Thanksgiving. Hurrah!

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QUIRKLES 10/13/2008 7:06PM

    Yay!!!! Congrats! I hope you had a great weekend!

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MOTHERHEN51 10/13/2008 12:26AM

  Congrats on the weight loss! Less of you! WooHoo! The start of something beautiful! YOU! Hugs, Debbie

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HEATHERSCOTTTN 10/10/2008 3:27PM

    WOOO WHOOOO!!! Way to lose those lbs!!!

CONGRATS!!! Enjoy your family and weekend!


emoticon is YOU soon!

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RATSAMONGUS 10/10/2008 10:12AM

    You go girl! Wheeeee!!!!!!

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