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Sunday, August 25, 2013

HI Sparkpeople world! I haven't been very vocal on here in quite a while, but I have still been around. For the Biggest Loser Challenge I"m doing right now, one of the tasks is a weekly update blog, so here I go.

This week was A-OK. I joined Weight Watchers back in April but didn't really start following on-program til the end of June. Since then, I've done quite well -- as long as I plan out my day before I eat stuff. If I don't, and just track it at the end of the day, I often find I've had multiple treats (sometimes even in one day!) that I don't think about when another opportunity presents itself. This week, I did well with my tracking. I was actually a couple points under my target a few days, and right on my target the rest -- didn't use any of the allowance points.

I have also been very good at inputting my pedometer steps into Spark. Then I get to see the little graph and it makes me happy. I am judging from the graph and from what I'm noticing during the day that I need to up my goal. The little "alarm" goes off currently when I hit 5000 steps, which was just a place to start, but I've been hitting that by lunchtime pretty regularly. That's a good thing, though!

I have allowed myself a lot of treats lately. This is probably not the greatest for my weight loss but I think I would go nuts if I didn't have any.

Last week's weight and this week's weight are exactly the same. I have been far better at writing and planning for this week (my weigh-in's are the Weight Watcher meeting weigh-in, and my meeting is on Wednesday) so I'm expecting a good loss this week. If I lose 1 pound, I get my second star sticker! (I feel dumb for how excited I am for this. That's alright, it's my life and I can cheer for myself if I want to)
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Today was a little bit of an interesting day. I got schooled in the old adage, "be careful what you wish for." I have been wanting for quite a while to take all the stuff in my freezer and get rid of some of the desserts and not-so-good stuff for me that was in there, maybe to the point of dumping it all and starting over, but hadn't done it because there was a LOT of stuff in my freezer (like, you had to have your hand holding stuff to be able to close the door). Well, found out today that apparently the door swung back open last time I thought I'd closed it.....everything was melted, and there were huge chunks of ice and puddles of melted I-don't-even-want-to-think-abo
ut-what-it-was alllllll over the freezer. So I spent a significant part of my afternoon throwing everything away, then washing it out. Right now, the only thing in the freezer is the bucket for the ice maker. Oy! Be careful what you wish for.....


.....but it'll end up being good. Onward to a new BLC week.
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  • no profile photo CD13464147
    Sorry your freezer cleaned itself out for you, but I'm glad you seem to be doing so well with your good habits!

    Keep it up!
    2747 days ago
  • DOPAMINEJUNKIE
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    I too find that my days go much better when I pre-plan out my eating in the morning or day before, it's great that you're sticking to it... I struggle at times. It's sweet that you're looking forward to your sticker.. so much better than a food (or even expensive) reward for your efforts, nothing wrong with tooting your own horn!!

    Do you see the freezer incident as a blessing in disguise, a sign that you should have took charge sooner or something completely different? emoticon emoticon
    2747 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/29/2013 10:22:07 PM
  • FLABTOFABWSANA
    A great trick that helps me when I want to eat those "treats" is drinking some water & giving my self at least 2 minutes. More than often after trying these two things my craving goes away.

    Good luck for the new week.

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    Sana :)
    2751 days ago
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