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Confusion reigns, part 2

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I didn't sleep very well last night; TC has some sort of stomach bug so he was up-and-down until he finally left to sleep in the guest bedroom. But I couldn't go back to sleep. I was thinking about what I said yesterday about being confused, and about RM's and BLW's blogs about how not being able to lose weight REALLY is about issues OTHER THAN FOOD.

I realized that this Armband thing might just be another distraction. You know, like a new diet plan or gimmick.

I get Prevention magazine and WW magazine, I get automatic emails from Spark and about 10 other sites with articles such as "The TWELVE Reasons You Aren't Losing" or, "New Plan Ensures You Lose 5 Times More Ab Fat!" I've got every diet book in existence and tried a ton of diets. I'm on total information overload.

Yet I still can't take control. It's ridiculous.

Well, in for a penny, in for a pound. I've got the armband thingie and I'm going to give it a fair shot. I have to admit it was encouraging to download my data and see what my body supposedly did yesterday:

Calories burned: 2,744 (my Basic Metabolic Rate + additional exercise)
Calories consumed: 1,411
Calorie deficit: 1,333
Physical Activity: 2 hours and 2 minutes, 2 minutes vigorous)
13,259 steps
Sleep: 4 hours, 36 minutes

My intentional exercise was a 20 minutes of lite aerobics class and 3 miles on the treadmill at the fitness center. However I pushed a grocery cart back and forth across a huge store for quite some time, so that must have counted?

I'm also amazed that it recorded my sleep accurately since once I was awake I didn't get out of bed. I finished a book and then just thought, trying to make some sense out of this.

Well, the quest for continual improvement goes on. "It ain't over until I win." I'm not discouraged, because this is my life, and I deserve to be comfortable in my own skin.
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  • FLUENTFROG
    TG--I've been with some of the same with myself this week after buying 2 MORE diet books. Then I decided this. All of these pieces are about continuing to immerse myself into new thinking, being, acting. If I want to use 'toys' to do this, whatever form, and they help me discover new facets of myself in getting there --because there ISN'T giving up in this -- then what harm, really? I know, like I think you do, in the end it's US that will get us there. The toys aren't the answers, but tools to help us find us by keeping motivation and interest.
    3810 days ago
  • TRAVELGRRL
    Hey Vandal and LKW,

    It's a separate deal from Spark. You can check out the website at www.bodymedia.com.

    They are cheaper at www.drugstore.com but I bought a store model on ebay that was cheaper yet. Then you have to pay from $6-$12.95 for a monthly subscription, depending on the duration you sign up for. I'm going month-to-month for $12.95 until I see if this is really going to "stick." If it doesn't, I'll just turn around and sell the thing on Ebay again...
    3810 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4357551
    HI TG, I'm with you - confused. No reason in the world we can't be dropping the weight and we know how so why aren't we??

    I think I'll check that armband thing out? What is it and where do you get them?

    Take care!

    Vandal

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    3810 days ago
  • LKWQUILTER
    Where did you get the armband? Does it record all that info or is part of it on SP? I have been stuck too for over 1 yr-yoyoing the same 5-6 lbs.
    3810 days ago
  • NANCY-
    It stinks being stuck for so long. After gaining weight from quitting smoking, finally the weight is starting to come off. Sometimes I think our bodies needs a break, let habits settle in, then we can reevaluate and make changes. I was on info overload too. So I cut back to the KISS method.
    I hope you guys can get more rest and feel better soon.
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    3810 days ago
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