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Day 7 stepped on the scale and was oh so disappointed

Monday, December 07, 2009


Let it go, girl.
Its just a number
It was a good week.
Pace yourself! Next week will be better.

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JXNCHICORY 12/8/2009 10:55AM

    I like what Spastastic wrote. Water weight makes a huge difference that so often goes unrecognized. You are probably building some muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat. ANY loss is moving in the right direction and deserves credit! I think, too, that doing it slowly means you are more likely to keep it off over the long term.

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HJFOGARTY 12/8/2009 10:52AM

    you are doing just what you need to and sometimes your body will "hang on" to the weight for an extra few days making sure that you aren't starving yourself - it has happened to me - are you getting enough calories to keep yourself out of that starvation mode? you need that fuel to fire your metabolizm! you can do this - stay strong and don't give in even for a second that scale will catch up with all your great efforts! take care of you

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CARLA393 12/8/2009 10:15AM

    Numbers mess with your head. Focus more on how well you feel and less on the number on the scale. A loss is still a loss!

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RD03875 12/8/2009 3:33AM

    I know exactly how you feel, it will get better!

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SPASTASTIC 12/7/2009 11:16PM

    Aww. Do you weigh yourself after you've had a full night of rest and went to the bathroom? I think that is the only time of the day you really get your "true weight." In any case, half a pound is better than nothing or even a gain! And you could have really lost fat but gained muscle that will help burn even more fat in the weeks to come! =)

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just another day (DAY 6)

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Same goals, varying the foods. I thought I felt great yesterday but came home from the gym and napped. Naps are great, a sleep routine is even better. Tonight Im going to bed in 4 hours.
Time to get back to work to meet that goal.

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CARLA393 12/6/2009 11:26PM

    I love routines, I've always been the planning type. Naps are great, but I find that it messes up my sleep schedule if I take them. Way to go on hitting the gym today though!

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LOVELY_CURVES 12/6/2009 5:29PM

    Now that I have two kids I miss naps so much! I miss sleep routine more. There are nights that kids may wake me up 4times. The worst of all is that the next day I am so confused that I can't control myself and I eat all the time. emoticon

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LOLEMA 12/6/2009 5:21PM

  routine is good

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20,000 leagues into spark points

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Today is my 20k day. It came up unexpectedly, well because I hadn't been sparking in a few months. (I didn't have internet, I was too busy, I lalalaa just didn't).

The important this is that I'm back, and I still have lots to learn about myself. I have habits to break and I'm going to give myself (at least) another 20,000 leagues to get there as long as I never give up on myself.

It is an exciting day and I can't easily find the reasons or words why.
• I'm allowed to celebrate even if I'm still far from perfect - why not? perfect is an illusion.
• My choices are one of the few things I can impact if not control in life. I made progress in making better choices and each of those 20000 points is a testament to better choices. Control is an illusion too, but choices are real.

Here goes, I tripping the counter with one last point! HURRAY~

had a good night's rest emoticon
I love my emoticon
Doin a dance emoticon

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 12/6/2009 1:06AM

    I use a program called "Grab" which comes with my macintosh...

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/6/2009 12:49AM

    Nice to see that one can get the inspiration for sparking back and hope that yours will last as long as you need it.

For four or five hours I was the leader of sparkpoints leaderboard and I tried to save that image because it was so cool - but I didn´t succeed but now I see from your trophy picture that i could be done... although I will probably never again manage to get to the top...

Nice seeing you!

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TRIGFROST 12/5/2009 7:06PM

    "Wonderful ...Good for you..Your the Greatest.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CARLA393 12/5/2009 10:25AM

    You are so right. You have 20,000 reasons to be proud of yourself. You made the choices all on your own. You're a strong woman and you can stick with it. No one is perfect and we all have bad habits we need to fix from years of damage. True strength is realizing your mistakes and pulling yourself back up and moving forward, not letting yourself slip back. Awesome job!

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MACKEYW 12/5/2009 9:21AM

    way to go!

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Day 4 - being ready for what the day brings

Friday, December 04, 2009

I have a gym bag in the car and some snacks tucked in there too. I struggling to spend the extra hours online in Spark to stay focused on the program. I didn't get my cardio in last night as well as a few things for work. So being ready for what the day brings is going to be important today.
I like the idea of taking extra time to post and ping my friends online - this makes me stronger. BUT at some point, I have to cut back on the internet hours so I can live in the real world. Getting organized, using a timer and some of the strategies I need to think on this weekend, because the next two weeks at work are going to be very busy. Here's to meeting the challenge (as I raise my glass of yogurt and green vitamin shake! We can do it!)

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CARLA393 12/4/2009 12:30PM

    Support is a big motivator. Even if you don't stop in all the time, still pop on a few times a week to track your food and exercise, it really helps.

Good luck with the busy schedule the next 2 weeks, you can do it!


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OUTLIVING 12/4/2009 11:59AM

    emoticonsome of the sparking is so motivational/essential. some of it pure fun & that's the part I need to keep in balance, like all play.'

Love the gym bag idea!

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AUNTIEANNE22 12/4/2009 8:15AM

  I have started using a timer to keep me on track with life. I do 1/2 hour of cleaning, my exercise, and sewing. I work so much and with such a crazy schedule that I have to schedule my entire life. When I get it all done I do feel a lot better, but it's a tough way to live.

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GRANLUND 12/4/2009 7:20AM

    I agree! I can be very tough to stick with things, especially when it is a hectic time at work or home. Remember that it is the long term that counts and if you can't do what you planned one day, you can get back on track the next day.

Here's to a great day!

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developing an "ear" for my body Day 3 Team, 50 in 6

Thursday, December 03, 2009

I got a full night's sleep last night and it has considerably improved my attitude. I used to think I could skip sleep and get away with it, and really didn't see the effects clearly.

I think it is the same with nutrition and exercise. Maybe the people that are really fit and healthy are the best at discriminating the little changes they lose when they slack off on good choices and time at exercise.

In speech our first training in articulation starts with listening, or auditory discrimination. You have to have an ear for speech to be able to duplicate sounds. Maybe I need to develop my ear to my body's needs, that would reinforce healthy habits for life.

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CARLA393 12/3/2009 10:34AM

    That's certainly an interesting training tip. I think the longer the journey, the longer you are able to build a healthier lifestyle, and perhaps able to stick with maintenance longer.

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ERICKSMI 12/3/2009 7:44AM

    Good observations of yourself! Keep it up! =)

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