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6/7/16 9:40 A

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Chele thanks for the info. I have never seen these before. Yes that is what I need.

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6/7/16 5:53 A

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I have the FitBit Charge. I like it because I also use it as a watch. I got a silicon fastener ring that wraps around the clip (like what comes with a watch) so I know it will not fall off. They have them for the Flex too. Here is an example:

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I just charge it before I go to bed every few days.

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6/6/16 7:29 P

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I like to wear the clothes that feel loose, it's a nice change from squeezing into them.

About buying a fitbit - what type do you have? I have the fit one and like it because I can easily see how many steps I have and it does not have to be charged as often. Puppy chewed the holder and I am waiting for the replacement one I ordered from China. Right now I am wearing the fitbit flex which has fallen off a couple of times, needs to be charged more often and when I walk I do not take a phone, etc. so I sync to my laptop, but I never know how many steps till evening, and I know it counts sedentary movements like eating or keying.

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6/6/16 7:04 P

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Wow, that's amazing! NSVs are so great. I recently bought some new clothes (size 16) and they're already feeling bigger than when I first bought them. They'll have to do for summer. I don't plan on getting any more until summer is over!

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6/6/16 7:02 P

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Something wonderful happened this weekend - I am wearing size 14! Tracking for the rest of our lives is ok to keep it off.

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6/6/16 6:53 P

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I am definitely feeling edgy. I have to much to do and I'm such a procrastinator!

I am going to track for the rest of my life. I have to! emoticon

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6/6/16 6:48 P

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Both roads look great - tracking, tracking, tracking. You are doing great with your exercise too!

I know you are excited about your DD and GDG coming to visit and you are busy getting ready. Maybe you are feeling a little edgy.

Here is more info from LInda Spangle.

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journa
l_individual.asp?blog_id=6177535

Happy Sparker Lynn 'A good girl with bad habits'

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6/6/16 6:45 P

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Day 6 - Protect your program

High-risk times or events:
1. In the evenings while watching tv
2. On the weekends, when I'm not busy
3. When socializing with friends or family

To protect my diet program during these times I can:
1. Keep busy by crocheting, reading, or just turn the tv off and go do something else
2. Same thing as #1. Go for a walk, call a friend, soak in the tub.
3. This is the hardest one. I feel like I socialize less to avoid this situation. I can sip on ice water or a diet soda and nibble on healthy fare such as veggie trays.

This evening I'm going to do one thing to prepare for my daughter's visit in a few weeks. I have a lot of cleaning and organizing to do, so one thing off that list will get done today, no matter what!

I just went to a graduation party/bbq on Saturday and I had a Diet Pepsi. I didn't eat any of the food (I had a dinner planned for when I got home) and when I was handed a piece of cake and ice cream, I gave the ice cream to my daughter, who was still waiting to get ice cream with her cake, and I had a couple bites of cake and threw the rest away. I wanted to try the cake and it was very good. I was glad I was able to throw it away, because the temptation was certainly there to finish it off.



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6/6/16 6:37 P

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Day 5 - Magic Notebook

I am not much of a writer. My thoughts never seem organized and I'd much rather type it, so I blog about every other day on Sparkpeople and sometimes every day. I don't think that writing down a food that I'm craving is going to keep me from wanting it. I find that it's best to just plan to have it as soon as it fits in my schedule and tracker. A good example of this is my favorite pizza place. I love pizza and a restaurant called the Pizza Baron makes the best I've ever tasted! When I get a craving, I always plan to eat it on the weekend, when I can take my time and enjoy it, and I make sure I have plenty of room in my tracker to eat a satisfying quantity of it. I guess that's sort of the same way as writing it down and maybe planning to eat it later. It's been working for me so far.

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6/6/16 6:32 P

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Day 4 - Boundaries, not diets

Narrow Road: Stay within my nutrition ranges set by Sparkpeople. Do some form of exercise each day. Right now I'm riding my bike 2-3 days per week, trying to build up to 5 days per week. Getting 10,000 steps each day, and participating in water aerobics on occasion. I can be flexible with this by taking an occasional rest day. If I don't hit 10,000 steps, it's okay. That will be my rest day. If I eat more than I should, I just have to track it.

Wide Road: Stay within nutrition ranges set by Sparkpeople for maintenance. Try to stay within 5 lbs of my goal weight. Until I reach my goal weight, if I go outside of my calorie ranges, the only requirement is that I MUST track it. That always keeps me in check more than it would if I didn't track it. I don't feel like I can be flexible with this. I guess if I am at all, it will be under the same guidelines as the narrow road. Everything must be tracked.

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6/6/16 6:24 P

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Day 3 - Do It Anyway

I have been struggling with staying within my ranges lately. I'm having trouble deciphering whether it's really hunger or if it's something else. I have been exercising a lot, so it could be hunger and I am needing to eat at the top of or just above my calorie range. Today, I'm going to stick to my calorie range of 1380-1730, no matter what.

This one won't be easy. Actions I'm going to take to help me stick to it:

1. Eat a high protein dinner (chicken & salad) and a high fiber snack (popcorn, with some dark chocolate too!)

2. When it cools down, go for a walk to round up my steps to 10,000. I rode my bike to and from work today, so I have had plenty of exercise, but I do like to see that number be at least 10,000.

3. Help my daughter study for her Spanish final (flash cards).

4. Clean something. Anything! I have so much to do for my daughter's visit, so I'm going to try and do one thing per day, even if that means emptying out ONE box in the basement or cleaning the shower in the spare bath. Just one thing that helps me get closer to being ready for her visit.

I will do all or some of these, depending on the amount of time some of them takes. I think I have a pretty good plan in place.

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6/3/16 11:16 A

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I got the hallway cleared/cleaned! Working on grading papers.

Blessings today,
Michelle

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6/3/16 1:05 A

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Great that you could deal with the stress at work and stick with your program. emoticon

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Day 2 - Sticking with my program, no matter what.

It's funny how this is my intention but very recently, I have gone off my program because the scale didn't cooperate or because something happened that was out of my control and my emotions got the best of me.

I'm going to stick to this program, no matter what by:
1. Eating right
2. Exercising
3. Treating myself on occasion
4. Continue counseling
5. Practice self-care by putting myself first in situations where I should but normally don't and also by avoiding situations that I would normally just tolerate.
6. Blogging or keeping busy when my emotions get the best of me

Today, the one thing I'm doing that shows I'm truly committed is staying within my calorie ranges. I had a stressful afternoon at work yesterday that continued into today. I was tempted several times to snack nervously, but I didn't. I walked with my coworker at lunch and I tried to keep busy. I also drank A LOT of green tea!

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After awhile "it" becomes the NORM and you wouldn't change it for the world, at least that is what happened to me! emoticon emoticon

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It's hard to accept that the lifestyle change is forever, but it has to be. emoticon

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6/1/16 11:17 P

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Fears or negative behaviors that have hurt my weight-loss success in the past:

1. Not liking the attention from others that I did not get when I was fat.
2. Reaching my goal and thinking I'm done and going back to old habits.


I used to not like the attention from others when I lost weight but now I will take it as a compliment and do something to make the conversation short, such as change the subject or leave the area, just to avoid excessive discussion about it.

I used to reach my goal, or get close to it and think I could go back to my old habits but now I realize that I have to do this for the rest of my life. It's okay to have a splurge here and there, but 90% of the time, I need to track and exercise and eat healthy.

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