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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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Slowly getting going...but its happening.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Well I'm getting excited I've excercised a few times, I've quit the ciggerettes again and I'm excited that I'm getting excited again. I've just joined a new spark team thats small so we can really get to know one another an inspire each other and feeling like because we are small its important to participate daily I think will really help me to stay on track. I even took some weights to work and during a not busy time I even used them. Wow!
So its still small steps, but hallejuhah I'm finally taking some steps. Thanks Sandy for getting me moving again.

Picture above is Aunt Philly (My mother makes these life size dolls and my dog mieko a true lap dog...says any lap will do and aunt philly's is especially comfy and soft.)

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MOTHERHEN51 10/13/2008 12:16AM

  Yeah! Congrats on the healthy choices! It is encouraging to see our bodies respond to the good choices we make. Cheers to being active, cheers to wise food choices, cheers to getting rid of the cancer sticks! I am an ex-smoker and it is one of the best things I ever did! I can actually taste the food I eat. Keep up the good, hard work and your new healthy lifestyle. Hugs, Debbie

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    YEA on quitting the smokes.... when you get tempted just think "premature aging"....

One huge step forward for your health... you are choosing HEALTH and now just baby steps to continue to improve your eating choices and watch those portions. I know it's easier said then done. I try to remind myself that this is not the last time I can eat. When I get hungry again, I can eat more of whatever it is I am trying to pig out on. It helps.

Keep at it and never give up!

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RATSAMONGUS 10/8/2008 10:43AM

    Way to go Heather! You are on your way to getting a routine down. And congrats on quitting smoking. It is hard enough to do one without both at the same time! I wish you much success and lots and lots of motivation and momentum to reach your goals. You will reach your goals! We are here to support each other. :)

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Back to Fast Break

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I overdid it again and burnt myself out with exercise. In March I got seriously out of balance. My whole life had turned into monitoring what I eat, and exercising more and more and work. One day I went to step on my treadmill and I suddenly burst into tears and felt almost a rage come over me. I realized so much for those baby steps i'd promised myself on my spark page...I was burnt out. I decided to take a week off and do recording any food, no exercise. Then I'd go again at a saner pace. Unfortunately it was like letting the plug out of fast running drain. I never could face the exercise again, or even the spark site. Whats worse it was like I was self destructing I started smoking again after being smoke free for 6 months. So I went right back to where I was before spark. I haven't gained a whole lot of weight, but I went from running to puffing because of the smoking. Even as I write this part of me wants to run away ...but I know that I'm overwieght and I need to get to a healthy weight, I know that when I'm eating healthy and exercising...(the right amount) I feel wonderful, and I'm trying to get myself back under control. Tomorrow it will be two weeks since my last ciggerette. Which can also lead to weight gain...I didnt' want to do that either. However, there is never a magic day that you wake up saying hey...I want to go thru nicotene withdrawal, or hey I want to exercise. It has to start with a decision. So I'm making some decisions. I'm super shaky though and really need support. I hope you all have a good day.

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MOTHERHEN51 9/16/2008 7:13PM

  Bless you for sharing, and I am so glad you are back! Just take one step at a time. Just focus on a few things a week. Cigarette free for 2 weeks! Congrats! I quit smoking several years ago and it was so hard! I am grateful that my friends did not disown during that time! But it is vital for your health to get them out of your life. For the moment just step back from the exercise and focus on making those wise food choices and staying within your calorie limit. Guzzle your water and take just on day at a time. It is good to have your back. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Hugs, Debbie

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    Hang in there! I'm glad you're BACK and your first step of stopping smoking is HUGE for your health and fitness.

Be kind to yourself and baby steps...
one choice at a time....
until it becomes natural and the choice you WANT

It's easier said than done, that's why I'm not at goal weight...
BUT it can be done. I know I'm under some bondage mentally about ever being able to lose it and keep it off. I'm working on that...and overcoming it. I can be all that God intends for me to be (and that includes physically too).

I'm getting serious again too... so let's hold on tight! No quitting, no putting it off till tomorrow. TODAY Is the day... we CAN DO THIS!!!

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MOB8/2009 9/14/2008 9:40PM

    Oh, my....been there, done that, have the bloody t-shirt! The one thing that will defeat my non-smoking EVERY TIME is weight gain. So I overcompensate and then I'm right where you are now. THIS time I'm not weighing. Nope, not doing it. I know I'm going to gain a few pounds during this period, but I'm not going to worry about them. I go to the gym, or workout at home, 5 days a week. I'm trying to eat healthy although it's been a real challenge for this very Southern cook (fried chicken, mashed potatoes, apple pie!). I've just decided that I'm going to do the best I can and if I gain some weight, I'll have to deal with that when I'm a bit more stable with the non-smoking.

So don't beat yourself up. You're smart enough to see what caused your "crash and burn" and you're getting it all together again. Good for you! I'm sending lots of cyber hugs your way.

Linda emoticon

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3TWINS 9/14/2008 4:16PM

I'm proud of you for quitting smoking while you are making so many other personal changes. There is never a perfect day, except TODAY. You can do this. Just think of how you'll feel when you reach that goal. You will be so glad you continued on the path to improved health and weight.
Reva emoticon

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