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Desktop View

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

If you logged on to Sparkpeople with your smartphone recently, you probably noticed the new mobile format that doesn't display everything you are used to seeing. For the android, you can select the desktop view in the browser menu (those three vertical dots to the right of the url window) to get the whole enchilada back. I'm told the iphone browser menu is at the bottom.

  
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MRSP90X 10/1/2014 12:25PM

    What a LIFESAVER you are!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VEG954 10/1/2014 10:08AM

  I have a dumb phone and do not want a smart phone.
Technical stuf freaks me out.

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JAB2010 10/1/2014 9:50AM

    Thanks! I'm upgrading my app as I type this.

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2014 Health Assessment

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I completed my health assessment this morning and I'm down 20 pounds since last year :)

The cholesterol numbers didn't change much, but my triglycerides are down by half. Cutting out the sugar is definitely reflected in the number!

emoticon everybody! We're making change!

  
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TRUE-NESS 10/1/2014 9:04AM

    Great job!! I'm glad the results of your health assessment were favorable.

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MRSP90X 9/30/2014 7:36PM

    emoticon Progress!!

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JCARDINAL 9/30/2014 3:50PM

    Fantastic!! emoticon emoticon

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Fall is Officially Here...

Monday, September 29, 2014

...because I finally broke out my winter coat!
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I have a pea coat that I had dry cleaned last year. Guess what? It fits me better! emoticon

I swear, getting down and staying down is the hardest thing. You know what I'm talking about! I have weight loss data since 2005. My weight graph looks like a long slow journey across some extremely rough terrain! Since the coat NSV, I needed to know how much I lost since last fall. I'm happy to say I'm down 15 pounds since then. Once I gather the numbers, I usually spend far too much time, pondering them, scrutinizing, belaboring what happened, blah de blah. Not this time. I'm taking credit and moving on. I'm going down and staying down. Excuses have no quarter here!

P.S. I joined another smoothie challenge. This is a 30 day challenge that starts on October 1. It's not a cleanse or anything extreme. It's a simple challenge to replace a meal with a tasty smoothie. I tried one of their smoothies today. Nom, nom! Check these ladies out!
simplegreensmoothies.com/30-day-chal
lenge

  
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TRUE-NESS 10/1/2014 9:15AM

    Yes, it's getting colder here too... but a winter coat already??? LOL
Awesome NSV!!

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JCARDINAL 9/30/2014 3:49PM

    Way to go!! I love those NSV's!! emoticon

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SUPERKARA36 9/29/2014 6:08PM

    emoticon - love when clothes fit better!

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SUSANELAINE1956 9/29/2014 5:10PM

    emoticon 15 pounds is awesome. I hope I can say the same thing this time next year.

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Cheering Myself Up

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


We sure are hard on ourselves, aren't we? I have been hovering in the high 210s for a few weeks now, so when I weighed in at 221.4 this morning, I was crestfallen. It was a 2 pound gain. Dang it! Wrong way! I'm sure you can relate to the frustration. Then I glanced at my motivation board on my Start Page. What a brilliant, yet gentle reminder that board is! If you don't use it, you should. For most of the year, I've had a motivator that said "I'm staying under 240". That was such a nice reminder of the progress I've made. In July, I revised the phrase to "I'm staying under 230" because I was! Inch by inch, pound by pound, I'm making progress and I bet you are too.

Even if it's not showing up on the scale, remind yourself of all the positive changes you are making.

I have another motivator "Eat real food!" emoticon and another "I workout in the morning". I slacked off on that one for awhile, but I refused to remove it because I knew how good it was for me. Now, I'm back to working out in the morning and it feels so darn good!

Most motivation boards are forward looking, but remember to add some accomplishments to remind yourself of how far you've come.

  
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JCARDINAL 9/26/2014 1:29PM

    Great idea on the motivation board!! emoticon

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KATIE5668 9/25/2014 11:19AM

    Yep..that one step at a time thing can be difficult..we would all love to just find that we have disguarded the weight magickally overnight...but dang it that just doesn't seem to happen!

You have accomplished much..be proud of that! Celebrate your victories daily!

love your background pic by the way...and welcome to the 100 day challenge!

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A_RARE_BEAN 9/25/2014 2:52AM

    I love love love the motivation board on the start page. Once discovered I literally put all my goals there, not just weightloss, and your right it is an awesome reminder of what you have achieved and where you still want to go.

You are making positive changes! You have the 100 day challenge you started and look how well you felt doing the smoothie challenge. All part and parcel of learning a new way of life and what works for you.

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VEG954 9/24/2014 5:19PM

  Please look at the big picture.
You are doing well!

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ZANNACHAN 9/24/2014 4:19PM

    I am not sure I was ever aware of the Motivation board--if I was, I had forgotten about it. I haven't really had a chance to explore the new sparks pages (except to grumble because I can't find things, LOL). Thanks for the tip because I will definitely look into it! Especially with colder weather and shorter days coming... I could use all the motivation I can get!

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MAGGIEVAN 9/24/2014 3:45PM

    Thanks for sharing and the kind reminder, as we all need to be reminded how far we came and what we have achieved.

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JUNESHOPE 9/24/2014 2:50PM

    emoticon 1-3 pound fluctuations can actually be caused by things other than weight gain....a little more water retention than normal, a little more bowel congestion than normal, muscle gain, or even slow digestion of some certain types of foods eaten the evening before.
emoticon So no worries right !? It might not be 'fat' gain at all!!
emoticon You've come a long way already and are doing emoticon .
I like to work out in the mornings too. And I feel really committed to whole foods.
Keep up the good work. emoticon

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Welcome to Fall!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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This is definitely my favorite season. I kinda like them all, now that we don't have to suffer through the horrible cold and snowy winters back east. But fall has always been a fave. The change motivates me to reset goals and keep working toward them.

Did you know there are 100 days left in 2014? I hadn't realized that until a Sparkfriend blogged about her next 100 day challenge. I LOVE streaks! So, I'm going to join her. I chose three goals for the next 100 days: 100 fitness minutes, no binges / added sugar, and 110 ounces of water. I'm least confident about the no binge goal, since I had a rough week. And the 100 minutes of fitness seems crazy compared to my averages lately. But I'm ready to shake something lose!! Water is usually not a problem, but I decided to add it to help me accomplish the no binge goal.

Wish me luck and be prepared to be amazed because this girl is just that emoticon

Muah!

  
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JCARDINAL 9/26/2014 1:17PM

    You've got this!! Love the new background! emoticon

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A_RARE_BEAN 9/24/2014 3:41AM

    oh thanks for the kiss emoticon wowzers 100 days well that's no time at all, that's actually cheered me up some as I expect things to be very different in 100 days emoticon

Fall is great, a lovely season. Good luck with the 100 days chalenge!!

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