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Day 28 - Weigh-In Again

Down almost 2 pounds since we started the series and my clothes are fitting better. It appears that I'm heading in the right direction. Controlling cravings, especially in the evenings, is major factor.

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Day 28 - Weigh-In Again

Good advice from Beck about how to handle the 3 possible outcomes

This week, I am not weighing again, I am feeling good, I think my clothes are a bit looser. Not too much. I don't know if I lost weight. Feeling good and having a bit looser clothes is nice. I am feeling very motivated and good on this trek.

To Do List
- I read my ARC
menu plan
Saturday – March 28
lunch – pulled pork with buns - actual … chicken, caesar salad, air-fried french fries
supper – chicken, potatoes, corn - actual … salmon quiche, broccoli
I went shopping on Friday, so I changed my menu to include more fresh produce


Sunday – March 29
Brunch – apple pancake casserole with maple syrup
supper – pea soup with ham bone-in, crusty bread, and green salad

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 3/29/2020 (19:34)
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- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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I did read the chapter. And at this point, I am not upset by minor fluctuations in weight. I am seeing a slow and steady downward trend. I’ve been tracking weight loss for a bit over a year now.

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Day 28 To Do List:
emoticon I read my Advantages, NO CHOICE, It's Not OK and Get Back On Track response cards at least twice today
emoticon I read other response cards as needed
emoticon I ate slowly, sitting down and noticing every bite (every time / most of he time / some of the time)
emoticon I gave myself credit for engaging in helpful eating behaviors (every time / most of he time / some of the time)
- I did spontaneous exercise (every opportunity / some of the time / once or twice / not at all)
- I did planned exercise
emoticon I wrote out a food plan for tomorrow
emoticon I monitored everything I ate in writing right after I finished eating
emoticon I worked toward accepting what I have to do to lose weight (Oh, well)
- I prepared for my weigh-in tomorrow


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Hi team,

Today's chapter is
Day 28:
Get Ready to Weigh In!

another week has passed, and we learned a lot!
Don't worry if you haven't finished the work with the thinking errors and the seven questions,
very few Sparkers can do that in one go.
Good news: we are done with the most difficult part of the program, the next 2 weeks will be downhill compared to Day 25-26-27.

We take some time to prepare mentally to our second official weigh in tomorrow.
We get a smart analysis of the 3 possible results (lost a lot of weight - lost little - didn't lose or even gained), and helpful ways of action.

Very few people lose weight in a straight line, usually it is ups and downs, just the overall trend is going downwards. Remember: daily fluctuation may be 4-5 pounds overnight, while healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. Fluctuation can hide the trend for 1-2 weeks, but rarely longer.

What are you thinking?
Please share here!

Day 28 To Do List:
- I read my Advantages, NO CHOICE, It's Not OK and Get Back On Track response cards at least twice today
- I read other response cards as needed
- I ate slowly, sitting down and noticing every bite (every time / most of he time / some of the time)
- I gave myself credit for engaging in helpful eating behaviors (every time / most of he time / some of the time)
- I did spontaneous exercise (every opportunity / some of the time / once or twice / not at all)
- I did planned exercise
- I wrote out a food plan for tomorrow
- I monitored everything I ate in writing right after I finished eating
- I worked toward accepting what I have to do to lose weight (Oh, well)
- I prepared for my weigh-in tomorrow

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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3/28/20 12:23 P

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Day 28: Weigh-in Again! trend same as last week
emoticon provides information and inspiration to follow routines.
Team goals: track water (8 pennies by sink) - no evening eating past 7p

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I am up a bit. 160.1 I was 159.something last week.
Need to work on this.

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10/29/19 11:31 A

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Thanks, Kriszta. I think I will try weighing myself every morning.

This week I was up 0.2 lb. from my first weigh-in

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I weigh every morning, I prefer to have more data points - good as long as I can accept that weight fluctuates over a wide range, and it takes time to see trends.

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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10/29/19 10:05 A

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Do you weigh yourself daily or weekly? Which do you think is best?

Gail
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I thought I'd share my weight graph (12 months, kilograms, orange line is my center weight), it shows how daily/weekly fluctuations can be larger than the weight loss trend.

Did I lose weight?
Impossible to tell, but I believe I did, because
- I eat less
- I lost weight during every time I did the program in the past, and the last 6 times it started with a delay and it was slow, so it was hard to tell at first ; )
- the top of the last wave is 0.5 kg = 1 pound lower than the first



Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 10/29/2019 (04:24)
Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Thank you to the last 3 members who posted on this topic. You are so right. The scale is a tool, and to let a disappointing weigh-in sabotage my weight loss programme would be wrong. Our weight fluctuates from day to day, and we need to look at the big picture here... if the over-all direction is down, don’t worry avout a few bumps in the road, and don’t let them send you i to an emotional eating binge... go for a walk, read a book, or have a nice bath instead. There are lots of ways to comfort ourselves instead of eating.

Edited by: MARITIMER3 at: 10/28/2019 (12:24)
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Before I step on the scale tomorrow, I'm going to remind myself that the scale is a tool to tell me whether I need to make adjustments to my food intake or my activity level. It is not a moment to be feared or dreaded. It is a fact gathering exercise. What I do with those facts is up to me.

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So glad that I can once again participate in this study and thankful to each of you for the last 3 posts. I especially identified with SUZYB53, "to remember that I am making real progress in changing habits and to give myself credit" even though I often fall short and I'm not able to spend as much time and thought as I need for these current lessons.

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Thinking about weigh-in, my goal is to separate myself from my emotions about what the scale says, no matter what. My goal is to keep going with careful planning and monitoring food independent of what my feelings are about my weight tomorrow. I am taking this a day at a time. I've had some fluctuations in how careful I am, and I also know that I can be elated or sad at what the scale reads. But my goal is to remember that I am making real progress in changing habits and to give myself credit for that - whether scale is up or down tomorrow.

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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If I had looked ahead to today's topic, perhaps I wouldn't have had 4 desserts at yesterday's pot luck... note to self, next time you are invited to a pot luck, take a main or salad... not one of your favourite desserts!

Ah well, such is life. I will weigh in tomorrow.

Gail
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Hi team,

Today's chapter is
Day 28:
Get Ready to Weigh In!

another week has passed, and we learned a lot!
Don't worry if you haven't finished the work with the thinking errors and the seven questions,
very few Sparkers can do that in one go.
Good news: we are done with the most difficult part of the program, the next 2 weeks will be downhill compared to Day 25-26-27.

We take some time to prepare mentally to our second official weigh in tomorrow.
We get a smart analysis of the 3 possible results (lost a lot of weight - lost little - didn't lose or even gained), and helpful ways of action.

Very few people lose weight in a straight line, usually it is ups and downs, just the overall trend is going downwards. Remember: daily fluctuation may be 4-5 pounds overnight, while healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. Fluctuation can hide the trend for 1-2 weeks, but rarely longer.

What are you thinking?
Please share here!

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Down 1 lb.

Edited by: MARITIMER3 at: 3/31/2019 (15:32)
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Day 28 Weigh in

Scales are up. My RA is flared and every joint in my body is swelled up.
Water, water and more water. Trying to get system flushed.
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Adjusting to daily weight fluctuations and tweaking plans for nutrition & fitness
For example:
Digestion problems - food contaminant (possibly mix greens or avocados).
I avoided both and took Imoduim to stop diarrhea. With hypothyroidism and low carb diet I regularly treat constipation with water, fiber, exercise and digestive supplements.

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I didn't weigh myself because I am not going t o weigh myself until I reach my fitness and svelteness goal.

I feel an improvement in shape, I have less of a muffin top than when I started the trek and my pants that were snug are fitting much better now. I can tell how my shoulders are shaping by how they fit in my barn coveralls, and I have two coveralls, one which was uncomfortably snug when I began this trek and now it fits fine. So shoulders, waist and hips have reduced size.
Fitness report, I think it is about the same, and I am working to be more focussed on improving it.


June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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I've weighed myself Monday mornings fairly regularly for several years.

I will try weighing daily and recording a weekly average. My goal is to lose 5 lbs. every 2 months.



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emoticon i'm trying to shift my focus to actions I could actually do, and trust that as I do, the results follow. repeat. repeat. repeat. as many times as it takes.

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I am excited about the weigh in this week.. I already know I am down, so of course, that helps. But also last week really help me put the whole scale thing into perspective.




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I weigh daily. Sodium makes a huge difference in what I weigh. When we eat out, I know the next day I will be heavier even though I picked "healthy" stuff. Looking forward to weigh in tomorrow.

I need to lose much weight, about 40 to 50 pounds. I will be more than happy with 30. Mainly, I want health. So the weight loss will be a nice bonus.

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My weigh in will be a false reading because of intestinal flu all day yesterday. I am on maintenance with my weight and while I know the scale weight will really look good, I must keep reminding myself it isn't true.

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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Interesting observations Krizsta! Your experiences helps me reaffirm my dedication to this program.

I'm a little apprehensive about next weigh in (Sunday for me). I worked really hard this week and I really want to see a big change. Gotta keep things in perspective though and celebrate every bit of progress. Even if I don't lose any weight this week I know I've learned A LOT thus far and that's a big accomplishment too!

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Hi team,

Today's chapter is
Day 28:
Get Ready to Weigh In!

another week has passed, and we learned a lot!
Don't worry if you haven't finished the work with the thinking errors and the seven questions,
very few Sparkers can do that in one go.
Good news: we are done with the most difficult part of the program, the next 2 weeks will be downhill compared to Day 25-26-27.

We take some time to prepare mentally to our second official weigh in tomorrow.
We get a smart analysis of the 3 possible results (lost a lot of weight - lost little - didn't lose or even gained), and helpful ways of action.

Very few people lose weight in a straight line, usually it is ups and downs, just the overall trend is going downwards. Remember: daily fluctuation may be 4-5 pounds overnight, while healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. Fluctuation can hide the trend for 1-2 weeks, but rarely longer.

What are you thinking?
Please share here!

I don't have a weight loss goal, as maintain my weight within +-3 % of center.
There is day-to-day fluctuation, there are monthly sinus waves, and on annual level I'm usually above target July-October (season of fresh fruit, family birthdays and vacations), and below target February-June. Above that, there is a very small, - 1 pound per year trend.
Go figure : )
I'm starting to think the below target months may be result of October and March Beck group readings, as they always strengthen my confidence and improve my compliance.
And the longer gap between March and October readings may contribute to the small upward trend at the end summer-early fall.

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Daily WI since Jan. 27, 2016. Visual graph of averages to keep daily fluctuations in perspective. ***Focus on Actions***(not the number on scale)
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1. Stay committed to healthy eating plan-- LC plant based
2. Build fitness consistency - cardio + ST (heavy weights - low reps)
3. Keep hydrated - water, dilute coffee/tea, soup, fluid filled veggies
4. Relaxation and good sleep habits
5. Watch-out for mindless eating to celebrate success or comfort gain.
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So, I weigh in daily. Met friends for a Christmas get together yesterday and we ate out. I feel I made ok decisions but did splurge. I expected the scale to be up this morning due to all the added salt etc to restaurant food. So, now I'm convinced my scale must be broken! Well, tomorrow will tell the tale. I do feel like I'm doing well on this program and looking forward to the next two weeks.

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Day 28: Scales

I like to weigh on Sunday because in my mind that is the start of the week and then I weigh in on Wednesday for the wolf team. A mid-week weigh in actually helps to keep me better on track. I don't concern myself on the ups and downs. But if I have an up, I do critique myself. Too much salt? Not enough water? Moon full?

I am not an every day weigher but once a week is not enough accountability for me.

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I get on the scale every morning and so the day to day doesn't bother me so much. Over time though, it is discouraging when i don't see results. As I haven't been lately.... So I'm reminding myself that the scale is a tool, which provides data which tells me whether or not what I am doing is working. I've been bouncing up and down a quarter pound for the last couple weeks and I really need a reset. I would like to be able to buckle down and be more disciplined after the past two weeks of travel. I am off work tomorrow and plan to spend some of that time exercising, cooking and planning for the week. Hopefully this will help as I head into a week with a day of training and 2 and half days of a team retreat which is likely to be stressful. After a weekend out of town, I am not really looking forward to getting on the scale tomorrow. Remember, it is just data.

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Laughing at myself this morning. DH wants sauerkraut with dinner tonight. There goes my weigh in tomorrow. Or at least the posting part. I am on track and my daily weigh in is generally going in the right direction, meaning my lowest weight is lower each week than last week and my highest weight is lower than last week. Bring on the sauerkraut. Speaking of that according to Spark the tiniest amount is 2,000 mg sodium. Wow.

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I also weight myself everyday, but realise how much more helpful it is when I am also tracking my calories. That helps me when the scale isn't saying what I want it to say because I have the evidence of my tracking to show that I have been eating carefully and the scale will eventually start going down. It helps me be more objective.

I had been seeing my weight climbing in small increments and I'm not seeing that now. Rather than it hanging very close to 58kg, it is now hovering around 57kg. I really want the scale to drop below 57kg soon, but this is not happening. My goal is 54kg, so close, yet so very far.

I am in bed with fever right now, so that plus my injured foot means my exercise is minimal and of course that impacts the scale. But I have a streak of 13 days tracking which I am really happy with. I think that once I am exercising more regularly, the scale may shift a bit more quickly. At least it is not going up anymore.

So, tomorrow I am anticipating the scale will be the same as today, as long as I stay within my calorie range. I am disappointed that it is slow, but understand why it is that way right now.

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10/28/18 8:02 A

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I smiled at the scale this morning. Going down, little by little. Solidly in goal range now. One more pound down would be right where I want to be. I know, tomorrow is the official day to weigh and chart. I'll do it. But Beck encourages daily weighing. I do not expect to be up tomorrow, but if I am I'll know it is just a fluctuation as long as I stick to my food plan today!


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10/28/18 5:17 A

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Hi team,

Today's chapter is
Day 28:
Get Ready to Weigh In!

another week has passed, and we learned a lot!
Don't worry if you haven't finished the work with the thinking errors and the seven questions,
very few Sparkers can do that in one go.
Good news: we are done with the most difficult part of the program, the next 2 weeks will be downhill compared to Day 25-26-27.

We take some time to prepare mentally to our second official weigh in tomorrow.
We get a smart analysis of the 3 possible results (lost a lot of weight - lost little - didn't lose or even gained), and helpful ways of action.

Very few people lose weight in a straight line, usually it is ups and downs, just the overall trend is going downwards. Remember: daily fluctuation may be 4-5 pounds overnight, while healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. Fluctuation can hide the trend for 1-2 weeks, but rarely longer.

What are you thinking?
Please share here!

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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10/25/18 3:50 P

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Adjusting to daily fluctuations and tweaking plans for nutrition & fitness

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7/22/18 2:09 P

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You've got this, Christi!
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Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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7/21/18 8:55 P

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Day 28: Weigh-in Again!

I have been weighing in about every other day. I think this keeps me more on track and it also helps me to see the scales as a measuring tool and not the all in all determination of how well I am doing. I know my body has a natural rhythm of fluctuation and so when I do have a gain it doesn't cause me to have un-due negative anxiety.

Edited by: TNCOUNTRYLIFE at: 7/21/2018 (21:04)
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5/28/18 11:11 A

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My weigh in was yesterday and though I weigh about every other day, I was disappointed with a little gain. It was my own darn (cleaned up language for online) because I have not been doing all the things I know to do. Funny, with all the tools a person can still behave badly. Keep plowing on through!


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4/27/18 5:42 P

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Day 28 Weigh-in

I weigh in daily so I don't have a problem with the scale. Today I was thinking about all the NSV that I am feeling. Having lost 7 pounds in the past 27 days, so I am thrilled with my progress. I imagine that the weight loss will slow down soon as most of the beginning weight loss is water. So I am actually expecting no change on the scale tomorrow.




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3/29/18 4:11 P

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My regular scale day is Friday. I don't expect any significant change.

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3/28/18 4:13 P

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I've been getting better at not reacting to the number on the scale. Before I step on it, I take a deep breath and relax and say to myself "This is just information". Then I step on the scale. I detach from the emotional aspect. I know I tend to fluctuate within a 2-3 lb range on any given day. So I just look at the trend. I reflect on my week and consider what I can improve on this week. That's it, the end. No feeling like a failure, because in my case feeling like a failure leads to giving up and giving in.

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3/28/18 3:57 P

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Took me awhile to get past the daily fluctuations but I now realize that nobody weighs the same every day because it's a reflection of hydration, sodium intake, calories in, calories out, etc. I weigh daily but I don't let it cause me alarm. The overall trend is more important as KRIZTA11 already stated. Losing weight didn't happen in a straight downward line either...little jumps up and down along the way but again, the overall trend was down.

Highest recorded lifetime weight (non-pregnant): 03/12/2015 - 165.5 lbs

2017 Goal Weight: 137 lbs - Met that goal & entered maintenance for the LAST time on 11/10/2017

2018 Goal Weight: 132 lbs (+/- 3%)
2019 Goal Weight: 132 lbs (+/- 3%)









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3/28/18 1:18 P

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emoticon The scale is just ONE tool in the weight loss journey.

Repeat after me ... the scale is just ONE tool in the weight loss journey.

Cat

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain.


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3/28/18 2:25 A

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Hi team,
another week has passed, and we learned a lot!
Don't worry if you haven't finished the work with the thinking errors and the seven questions,
very few Sparkers can do that in one go.
Good news: we are done with the most difficult part of the program, the next 2 weeks will be downhill compared to Day 25-26-27.

Get Ready to Weigh In!

We take some time to prepare mentally to our second official weigh in tomorrow.
We get a smart analysis of the 3 possible results (lost a lot of weight - lost little - didn't lose or even gained), and helpful ways of action.

Very few people lose weight in a straight line, usually it is ups and downs, just the overall trend is going downwards. Remember: daily fluctuation may be 4-5 pounds overnight, while healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. Fluctuation can hide the trend for 1-2 weeks, but rarely longer.

Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 3/28/2018 (02:34)
Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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3/28/18 1:43 A

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A Look Back: January 4, 2017: 265.4 lbs.
January 1st, 2018: 231.6 lbs.
Total Wt. Loss in 2017: 33.8 lbs.

2018 Wt. Loss Goal: lose 52 lbs.
End of Year 2018 Wt. Loss Goal: 188.2 lbs.

This is not a race to the finish but a journey to the end.















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2/26/18 2:39 P

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Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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2/26/18 1:37 P

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I’m worried about weigh in tomorrow but am going to remind myself that no matter what happens, it’s information. This is a long term process. Taking the right steps along the way is just as important for me as what the scale shows.

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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1/13/18 11:20 A

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I am not looking forward to tomorrow but it will be what it will be On Day 22 (Nov 3) I was on a roll, confidence was high, I was following my plan, I weighed 127.5. I will be more than that tomorrow :( I had a disastrous holiday food intake, after doing really well on Thanksgiving and Halloween. Those are the three big food gain times of the year for me. The first two are only one day so easier to manage, holiday season is weeks long.

June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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10/30/17 10:34 P

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Looking forward to and prepared for weigh-in tomorrow.

For today
-Read ARC twice
-Ate sitting and mindfully most of the time, and gave myself credit. Monitored fullness after each meal and if I could take a walk.
-Did Sun Salutations this morning and gave myself credit.
-Stayed on plan, No Choice
-Have planned my meals and snacks for tomorrow in Spark Nutritional Tracker and gave
myself credit.
-Read my “It’s Not Okay” and “Get Back on Track” response cards and gave myself credit
- Worked toward accepting what I have to do to lose weight
-Prepared for weigh-in.


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