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Ebb and Flow

Thursday, September 18, 2014



I know that the scale is just one source of feedback
but I keep playing with 3 pounds back and forth
and depending on what I eat (an extra carb, salt, meat) I retain water.
I'm like a sponge.

And my mind plays tricks on me....
it is hard for me to get past scale numbers ending with zero,
each one becomes a milestone

Going to pick up a variety of squashes and cabbages today.
I want bok choy, savoy, napa, and red cabbage.
I like them raw or sautéed...and I use them instead of starches.
{...why didn't I learn this earlier in life?..}



I'm off to walk to the produce market and do my Strength Training.

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HELEN_BRU 9/19/2014 7:52AM

    Are you ready for the challenge??? emoticon

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BBLUNDON 9/19/2014 6:30AM

    i love my Kale and Kohlrabi but my family definitely does not!

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JOANNEEMERALD 9/19/2014 6:18AM

    I know I am too obsessive about the scale. I weigh myself too often. It's hard not to get caught up in it.

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GABIBEAR 9/19/2014 12:04AM

    emoticon Sheryl!! Your plan sounds great!! Have an awesome Thursday!

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DALID414 9/18/2014 11:28PM

    Better late than never

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WALLAHALLA 9/18/2014 5:26PM

    Wish I had a better produce to choose from!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/18/2014 5:24PM

    I love cabbage! It's one of my favorite veggies.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/18/2014 4:58PM

    Hope you have a successful shopping trip! Tomorrow is the 2nd to last farmers market here. :-( But I'll stock up.



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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/18/2014 4:28PM

    I wish I could be like you and like vegetables. I don't like veggies, only certain kind. They don't agree with my GI tract.

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WINDYCITYCYNDEE 9/18/2014 3:04PM

    I'm in the same place....

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46SHADOW 9/18/2014 2:07PM

    yum!

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GOULDSGRANITE 9/18/2014 2:06PM

    Way to Go, Sheryl! Happily in Pursuit of the perfect head of cabbage! Woo HOO!

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PATTISTAMPS 9/18/2014 2:05PM

    Love the pictures, especially that little guy! Cute! I know those "0" numbers are wicked hard to get past... I'm working on the one with two "0"s... and wonder if I'll ever get there... You have been eating great, doing more exercise. The scale WILL move...

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NILLAPEPSI 9/18/2014 1:48PM

    Hang in there. Keep doing what you know to do. Eventually, the scale will have no choice but to move. emoticon

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CIPHER1971 9/18/2014 1:41PM

    mmmm sounds like some lovely produce. We all get stuck on numbers, but if you stick to your plan you will get through

Have a great day

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NEW-CAZ 9/18/2014 12:20PM

    good luck Sheryl

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 9/18/2014 12:11PM

    Boy! Do I know how THAT feels! My scale was doing that also. It died two days ago and I replaced the batteries. Sadly, it still acts the same. LOL

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2BDYNAMIC 9/18/2014 11:57AM

    wOW--- You have a good plan in force! .......... I am with you .......... Let's go for it!

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SUN66SHINE 9/18/2014 11:54AM

    Trying to find a good fruit and veggie place around my town. It's a challenge but I will succeed! I just think the scale is being stubborn!

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JSPIN74 9/18/2014 11:44AM

    Oh my - me tooooo...

Go you. Hope it's a great day! emoticon

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NHES220 9/18/2014 11:32AM

    I am kind of in the same boat! Good luck!

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Okay Okay...I'm Exercising

Wednesday, September 17, 2014



So The Biggest Loser Challenge 26 has begun today (Wed 9/17)
and my goal for the next 12 is to concentrate on Exercise.
And to increase the amount of time...even if I break it up throughout the day.
I should also do more strength training.
And I need to do more balance training.

Food isn't an issue with me...I conquered that battle
but it still takes planning to get in 6 servings of veggies.

Enjoy the rest of the week...BEHAVE.



  
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GABIBEAR 9/18/2014 11:59PM

    Good for you Sheryl for conquering the food battle!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/18/2014 5:23PM

    I'm sick right now so do some exercise for me too. LOL.

I have my sparkpage offline so if you need to reach me you will have to send a sparkmail.

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WINDYCITYCYNDEE 9/18/2014 3:06PM

    You and me have a lot in common! Let's support each other in these goals! emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 9/18/2014 11:58AM

    Absolutely! BEHAVE oneself! .......... lol

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JENSHAINES 9/18/2014 8:44AM

    Yes, Ma'am! And for me, too - EXERCISE! It does a body good!

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KMICHA 9/18/2014 6:57AM

    Great! You can do it!!!

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    Can I behave badly?

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TERRI289 9/17/2014 11:06PM

    emoticon I might behave..,

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JAIZWAYS 9/17/2014 8:25PM

    emoticon Sheryl. Little by little. emoticon We're all behind you! emoticon

emoticon on feeling good about the food side of things.

Go Azure!!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/17/2014 7:33PM

    Awesome statement in re food!
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WALLAHALLA 9/17/2014 6:22PM

    I look forward to reading about your exercise successes!

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PATRICIAANN46 9/17/2014 5:50PM

  I have complete faith in you, Sheryl............ emoticon

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KATELJM 9/17/2014 4:55PM

    I can identify with that! Actually I was exercising a lot -- maybe too much -- and I needed the past month to let my body heal while I developed my ST to a muscle-building state. But I am ready to rock and roll!


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CIPHER1971 9/17/2014 4:48PM

    I am the opposite - exercise sussed need to focus of food

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/17/2014 3:22PM

    emoticon Doing better than I am. I still haven't made it to the pool. I have been getting more steps though.

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PATTISTAMPS 9/17/2014 2:54PM

    All RIGHT! We can do this! Let's kick some BUTT!!!

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JCLJR4547 9/17/2014 2:39PM

  great job!

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DRAGON-CHICK 9/17/2014 2:36PM

    I am so impressed!!
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Gravity

Monday, September 15, 2014



ah yes...SOME LIKE IT HOT

There are 2 BIG areas on my figure that I need to work on...
Belly and Batwings.
My problem areas used to be my hips and thighs but
Mother Nature has a sense of humor and defied the Laws of Nature...
so it seems my waist has become my center of Gravity.

Maybe someone should invent Control Top Armsleeves?

Anyhow...it's cooler in my area ...and it's time to roast some veggies.
I've got my Butternut squash and my acorn squash ready to go into the oven.
I like making it ahead of time and just having to nuke it...
If I don't have to fuss, I will grab for a veggie versus a fruit.
Crazy huh....but that's my new Thing.

Hey if it works....it works.

Enjoy your week...I'm going to turn on my music and salsa.

  
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KANOE10 9/16/2014 7:32AM

    Good for you cooking ahead so you can just nuke it. I also have belly problems that need cover up!

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KMICHA 9/16/2014 6:08AM

    I'm loving the roasted veggies too!

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GABIBEAR 9/15/2014 9:23PM

    I agree with you Sheryl! If it works then do it! Good for you! It is cooler here too. I love squash and it is smart to make it up in advance! Have a wonderful week ahead!

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DESERTDREAMERS 9/15/2014 8:52PM

    Still a little too warm here to think about roasting root veggies, but soon ...

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EDWARDS1411 9/15/2014 8:43PM

    Luv squash - especially butternut - enjoy!!!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 9/15/2014 7:55PM

    You go girl!

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LINDAK25 9/15/2014 7:29PM

    You crack me up!

Roasted some butternut squash the other day. Yum!

Have a great week!

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NILLAPEPSI 9/15/2014 5:58PM

    I can relate. I need spanx for my whole body. emoticon

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TRISTAROSE 9/15/2014 5:34PM

    They do sell control top arm sleeves .... search them and you will be surprised. I seen them once on one of those shopping shows! I'm looking forward to the cooler weather as sweatshirts hide almost everything!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/15/2014 4:52PM

    I have batwings too. If you hear of a arm sleeve control panel, let me know immediately.

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CIPHER1971 9/15/2014 3:56PM

    i hate my batwings too.

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KELLIEBEAN 9/15/2014 3:01PM

    LOVE that movie!

I have read that strength training is so important in getting loose skin to cling to increased muscle mass and lessen the appearance of loose skin as we lose weight. The important thing is to remember to work all angles of muscles, not just the biceps, not just the triceps. I'm always searching out different strength training moves to work all angles of each muscle group.

I'm working on it, I'm seeing changes. I know not to expect the loose skin will tightly up completely but I'm liking the changes I see and feel! Amen to arm circles!!!

Roasted veggies sounds yummy!



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DONNABRIGHT 9/15/2014 2:50PM

    Ahhhh, what a great idea - control top armsleeves! My problem would be the heat in FL - hot and sweaty and I still wouldn't wear them!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/15/2014 2:36PM

    LOL!

My entire body is a problem. I have bat everything and gravity everything. I need a total body lipo and lift and separate.

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ARRREAGLES 9/15/2014 2:12PM

    They say there are no isolation exercises for where to lose, but there certainly are for where to build muscle. IN general, I recommend doing as much strength training as possible, within reason, and pushing yourself with compound movements if you can (things like squats and lunges, bench press and overhead press, rows and the like) -- you can certainly tighten up the muscles and that will tighten up the problem spots as you continue to lose!

Keep it up (and I too pick veg over fruit most of the time, but the ripe peaches have been amazing this year)

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PATTISTAMPS 9/15/2014 2:09PM

    Arm circles. Tight arm circles. 200 per day. Watch those batwings shrink! (mine have! they are now SMALL bat wings!) They have those sleeves for women who have had breast cancer and when they take the lymph nodes the arms sometimes swell terribly. Much worse than batwings, to be sure! Can't remember what it is called, but it is NOT fun!

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PROPMAN1 9/15/2014 2:07PM

  Women with Batwings Unite!! Know someone on Shark Tank came up with some design around this issue but don't remember the product name (obvously i haven't seen/bought this). If you find them let us All know.

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WALLAHALLA 9/15/2014 2:02PM

    They DO make control top arm sleeves. I remember seeing them on Shark Tank. Here is a link with examples. You can google others.

http://www.mytights.
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DRAGON-CHICK 9/15/2014 1:45PM

    Ummmm.... They have been invented.
No, I have not gotten any, but I saw a post were someone did.
They don't breathe!


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1CRAZYDOG 9/15/2014 1:38PM

    Batwings Unite! Here too!

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ARNETTELEE 9/15/2014 1:32PM

  You can do it! Happy sparking!

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the WaterShed

Sunday, September 14, 2014



I always drink a lot of water and iced tea.
I average at least 2 liters a day....I'm a big gal...
and I remember reading that cabbage is a natural diuretic.
Lately ... I've been eating a Lot of Kimchi...I mean a lot.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO THE 2 TOGETHER? emoticon



Watershed is defined as: "an event or period marking a turning point in a course of action or state of affairs."

RUN...do not WALK

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GGJUNEBUG 9/16/2014 11:18PM

    LMAO I am the same way when I have my water and coffee or tea. frequent br breaks.

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SNOOPYLINKOS 9/15/2014 7:22AM

    Think of all those extra steps you get in daily! LOL

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KANOE10 9/15/2014 6:26AM

    I did not know that cabbage was a diuretic. Kim Chee does have salt from fish sauce..which should help.



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DESERTDREAMERS 9/14/2014 10:01PM

    I have to plan outings carefully.

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Have a wonderful Sunday Sheryl!!

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KALISWALKER 9/14/2014 5:37PM

    Good way to get those steps in!

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WALLAHALLA 9/14/2014 5:35PM

    Hmmmm. Maybe I need to eat more cabbage. I do love it! I'm a big drinker too. I usually put whole fruit in my water and run it through the blender so that I get some flavor with it. Not a tea drinker though, especially not ice tea.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/14/2014 5:28PM

    I can relate. I am the Queen of Pee. My husband is convinced that I can't pass up any restroom. I can't help it. My kidneys work!

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    emoticon I drink 3-4litres most days so I know exactly what you mean.

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    LOL . . . .yup a set-up for running all right!



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Exercise ... need to make it happen

Saturday, September 13, 2014



okay ... so today is an overcast cool day.
I can't use hot weather as an excuse......{..darn it..}
Going to do a little dancing with my 5 lb. dumbbells and then do some stairs.

  
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NHES220 9/15/2014 11:31AM

    Oh, we can always figure out a way to use weather as an excuse! But bottom line, we just need to do it!

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KANOE10 9/14/2014 9:47AM

    Have fun dancing. I am going to do st and walk. Have a great day..and maybe munch on some kim chee.

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NILLAPEPSI 9/14/2014 7:29AM

    Haha! That's so funny. I have learned to love exercise so much! It's my go to stress reliever.

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    Shake it mama!!!

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    emoticon emoticon Make sure you S-M-I-L-E!! ((Like you mean it!!)

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    emoticon Go ahead, make this your special time!

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GGJUNEBUG 9/13/2014 1:08PM

    Yeah, I need to get crackin' my self. :D Enjoy your dancing stairs. Hehehe.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/13/2014 12:02PM

    LOL. I forced myself outside last night and actually was able to do my entire hike. I died soon after. LOL.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/13/2014 11:46AM

    Young Frankenstein . . . funniest movie!

Yup . . . gotta exercise! Move it and you'll lose it.

HUGS

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CIPHER1971 9/13/2014 11:35AM

    Great plan, time to rock out

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    Have a great day!
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    emoticon It's finally out of the upper 90's, so I think I'll mow. That's a great workout. Hope you do strap on your dancing shoes and do a quick step or two! emoticon

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PINKEUROGIRL 9/13/2014 11:08AM

    Go for it!

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