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Weigh-In -- 6Apr14

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Stayed the same.

Got my water drank and kept up the cardio streak.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/7/2014 6:24PM

    Good job on the exercise!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/7/2014 11:37AM

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THINFITKINDVGAN 4/7/2014 5:09AM

    Sometimes staying the same is a blessing. Change is terrifying to us all. That is a fact.



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Weigh-In -- 30Mar14

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Well, I found the pound I lost and a companion to go with it!! Not exactly the progress I had anticipated.

I've been in a funk the past few weeks. I'm not sure why, but it wants to be fed and unfortunately, I have been catering to it...

I'm hoping that if we get some more spring-like weather that will change my attitude. The last time I looked out the window, it was snowing!!

My highlights were getting my water in every day. I have also kept my cardio streak alive.

My goal list for next week --

The water

The cardio

Track my food

Bed before 10:45



My Christmas cactus that is about to become an Easter cactus






Have a good week everyone!

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MOM4HOCKEY 4/2/2014 2:52PM

    I hear ya!! I did the exact same thing...very frustrating...the funk doesn't help,,AT ALL!! Maybe some spring sunshine will help all of us!! emoticon emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 3/31/2014 6:01PM

    Your cactus is beautiful! I love cactus as it reminds me of my home state of NM.

Sorry your motivation isn't doing well. I think this winter hit all of us hard. I know it affected me.

April is a new month though so lets get out there and rock it hard!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/31/2014 3:54PM

    Our weather has finally improved so I hope yours is soon behind. It has helped my spirits. This winter has lasted way too long!! My crocus finally bloomed on the first day of spring and they usually bloom on March 10-12.

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KATHIERAE 3/31/2014 3:07PM

    I totally understand the "funk wanting to be fed". And yes the weather affects it a LOT. So does not getting enough good sleep. I eat more when tired than I ever do when emotional or bored. Tired = overeating every single time! Which is why I gave myself permission this winter to NAP!

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MONTANAFOCUS 3/31/2014 2:11PM

    Snow overnight here as well.

My Christmas cactus (two of them) rebloomed for Valentine's Day. A first.

It is supposed to be a lot warmer next week. This means I need to get out the step stool and clean the ceiling fan. LOL

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USMAWIFE 3/31/2014 12:20PM

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THINFITKINDVGAN 3/31/2014 5:22AM

    Do you have support where you live for maintaining your program. Someone other than yourself to give you a pat on the back, encouragement and perhaps an ear to listen?

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UPPITYANN 3/31/2014 12:11AM

  Don't beat yourself up.

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Weigh-In -- 16Mar14

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Managed to get rid of one of those pesky pounds.

My goals for last week ---

Improve nutrition -- more freggies - Did somewhat better with this.

Staying within the calorie range -- I was slightly above (within 100 cals) the range most days, but I did have one day where I was WAY over. I did manage to track every day, which hadn't been happening recently.

Continue drinking my water -- Got it in every day.

Continue at least 10 minutes of cardio a day -- My streak is going strong at 439.

Get to bed before 10:45 p.m. -- Not good at this - made it a couple nights, but then had trouble falling asleep. Need to get up those stairs earlier so they don't wake me up when I go up them.

Better planning for dinner -- Did better at this, but I am still falling prey to the snack attack when I get home even when I have the dinner menu planned. I need to figure out some better snack choices or faster dinner items.

And --- get rid of some more of the clutter around the cooktop. Got rid of some of the stuff.


So, my goals will remain ---

Improve nutrition -- more freggies

Staying within the calorie range

Continue drinking my water

Continue at least 10 minutes of cardio a day

Get to bed before 10:45 p.m. --

Better planning for dinner

And --- get rid of some more of the clutter around the cooktop.


The other cat -- Roomba




Have a good week everyone!!

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MARUKI52 3/17/2014 3:57PM

    Well done on your achievements. Love the cat photo too. Very cute.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/17/2014 11:46AM

    Congratulations on the weight loss. It sounds like you are doing well.

I love the picture of your other kitty. Good looking like mama. LOL.

Good luck with your goals this week!

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USMAWIFE 3/17/2014 9:51AM

    emoticon on that weight loss

if you really are having problems with sleep, try taking 500 mcgs of magnesium each night. the body needs it and it will help you fall asleep

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THINFITKINDVGAN 3/17/2014 5:13AM

    Roomba is a beautiful cat for sure. And photogenic!

The main thing with your goals is that you are going in the right direction. Everything in life could use improvement and that does indeed keep us busy.

Congrats on losing a lb.

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JO88BAKO 3/17/2014 12:00AM

    You are doing a great job!

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Weigh-In -- 9Mar14

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Rats!! The 2 pounds I lost last week have been found.

I reworked my Nutrition tracker at the behest of the Fitness Tracker and it upped my ranges about 350 cal. per day which is about where I ate this week (at the upper end). Obviously their numbers don't work...

My feeling is that my Fitbit which sends my exercise stats to Spark is overstating the amount of calories burned. I have been kind of suspicious of those numbers for quite a while, since the Fitbit usually shows 5-10 minutes of moderate exercise in the morning when the only thing that I have done is get dressed... Let me tell you that I don't exert that much effort in getting dressed.

So, I reset my Nutrition Tracker to just a little higher than it was when I joined. We'll see how that works.

I will continue to have my Fitbit linked to Spark for the pedometer function, however it will not let me quit the rest of the functions, so Spark will continue to record inflated calorie burns.

As for my goals --

I have been drinking my water, and my exercise streak remains intact at 432 days today.

Getting to bed at a reasonable hour continues to be a problem, as does planning a good dinner.

I will continue the ones I've been working on, but I will add a couple of questions when I have a snack attack, courtesy of BBLUNDON. Her questions are "Do I need this?" and "Am I really hungry?" I think that they make a lot of sense. I have kind of been trying to do this at work, but I am not always real successful...



So, my goals will remain ---

Improve nutrition -- more freggies

Staying within the calorie range

Continue drinking my water

Continue at least 10 minutes of cardio a day

Get to bed before 10:45 p.m. --

Better planning for dinner

And --- get rid of some more of the clutter around the cooktop.

My cat - Shadow



Have a good week everyone!

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USMAWIFE 3/10/2014 12:50PM

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BLESSED2BEME 3/10/2014 12:43PM

    I hate it when those lost pounds find their way back home!

I too agree that the FitBit over inflates calories burned. I don't pay attention to any of that enough though. Probably why I don't lose weight too.



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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/10/2014 8:49AM

    I find that those numbers don't work for me either. I don't use that function of sparkpeople.

I do okay usually on the sleep but dinners could be better here too.

Your goals are excellent and I need to copy them/ LOL.

Love your kitty!!

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THINFITKINDVGAN 3/10/2014 6:15AM

    I'm sure it will even out to where you'll get it back down.

Shadow is a handsome boy!

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Weigh-In -- 2Mar14

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Down 2 pounds this week.

Day 425 of exercise streak - 20 minutes of WATP.

Have been getting at least 8 cups of water.



Haven't frozen to death.


Have a good week.

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MONTANAFOCUS 3/3/2014 7:10PM

    Good for you. Stuck in neutral here, but I expect better numbers next Mon.

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BLESSED2BEME 3/3/2014 6:26PM

    emoticon emoticon Awesome job on the weight loss and wishing you warmer weather!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/3/2014 11:57AM

    We haven't frozen to death either. LOL.

Congratulations on the weight loss!

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USMAWIFE 3/3/2014 8:26AM

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THINFITKINDVGAN 3/3/2014 6:11AM

    emoticon What a wonderful week of results!

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IMLOCOLINDA 3/3/2014 2:20AM

    2 pound weight loss is good, not freezing to death is great. Good grief...it seems like the neverending story!! Snowed all afternoon and evening here and hovering between -5 and zero...but at least the wind has died down!!
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