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Ask Roni _v10 – Rewards, Pedometers, Nursing/Caught up in Weight Loss, Giving Up Points

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WOW I don’t know WHAT came over me but I rambled for 30 minutes! Just warning ya. ;~) Oh! and I must have had a RAM problem or something, the last question gets just a bit out of synch. So I look like a badly dubbed Kung Fu flick. LOL

Topics in this video include…

  • Weight Loss Rewards
  • Do I wear a Pedometer?
  • Nursing Points and Motivation
  • Giving up Points
  • Adding points for Maintenance


Podcast Version (Audio Only)
[podcast]http://ronisweigh.com/resources/podcasts/AskRoni_v10.mp3[/podcast]

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Discussion

There are 15 comments so far.

    Shannan

    September 17, 2008

    I use the Omron HJ-720ITC pedometer. I got it at the recommendation of a friend, and it works great. It comes with a little cord and clip, so I just throw it into my pocket and clip the cord to my pocket’s edge. It also has a holder that clips onto pants/shorts if you don’t have a pocket. I use that part on the treadmill. It’s got a clock, too. It stores 6 weeks of stats, and I can upload the data onto my computer, to the program it comes with. It was about $30 on Amazon. The official name of it is “Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer with Advanced Omron Health Management Software”.
    I got it in May and haven’t had to replace the battery yet.

    (One note: when the little “Bi” logo blinks, it’s time to upload the data, not change the battery. I thought it was the battery, but it wasn’t. lol)

    Check out Shannans last blog post..W3D2 Report posted

    Tricia

    September 17, 2008

    Thanks for answering the questions on maintenance and adding points. I didn’t ask the questions but have been thinking about these things a lot lately. It really helps to hear your opinion and experience.

    Shannan

    September 17, 2008

    Roni, the video sounded great, and I didn’t see any Kung Fu moves toward the end. It was all smooth. :)

    Check out Shannans last blog post..W3D2 Report posted

    Charlie Hills

    September 17, 2008

    Hey Jared, I’m guy #2. So you’re not alone. :)

    Also, there’s nothing wrong with badly dubbed Kung Fu movies!

    Check out Charlie Hillss last blog post..The Michael Phelps Diet

    Michelle

    September 17, 2008

    Hi Roni! You answered my question- Thank you!!! My little girl is 12 weeks (you added correctly- lol) and I have now lost 12 pounds! I do trust the points system and the extra nursing points. I “sucked it up” after I submitted the question and did start eating all of the points and wapo- I have lost weight each week! Its amazing really. Also- I have stopped the “when I lose x amount of pounds” mentality and am going for the healthy goal. A while back you said something about not wanting to be obsessed with diet for the toddler so you had to be healthy and learn healthy eating habits to pass along. That has totally become my motivation. I don’t want to teach my daughter about yo yo-ing and I hope to instill healthy values in her. Thank you for answering my question! I feel special! Keep up your blogging- you are helping so many people and you don’t even know it!

    Annette

    September 17, 2008

    thanks Roni for all of the great info and it’s nice to see that Michelle….the star of one of the questions ;)……has lost weight! Way to go Michelle ;)

    Check out Annettes last blog post..I’m Addicted

    lexi

    September 17, 2008

    HI RONI! i have a question, what kind of food scale do you use? do you use a weight watchers scale or some other brand? thanks!

    Check out lexis last blog post..Just a food journal!

    roni

    September 17, 2008

    Lexi – I answered that one over on GLB, hope this helps…. http://greenlitebites.com/2008/04/22/ask-roni-food-scales/

    Karen

    September 17, 2008

    Hi Roni! Thanks for answering my question! Contrary to what you were thinking, you were such a big help. Even though you are in my computer (lol), I felt like we were having a real conversation. I am going to take your advice and focus on reflection rather than pre-planning. Thanks again!

    Check out Karens last blog post..

    BarbK

    September 18, 2008

    Hi Roni! Just wanted to say that you have given me such hope for a normal eating life in the distant future! I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone talk about how many points they added on maintenance and really I was thinking that I would get an extra 2 or 4 points. I love your Q & A’s and BTL. Thanks for using your journey to help me along mine!

    Regi

    September 18, 2008

    Roni, Love the websites. I get so much help & encouragement. God bless you. My comment/question is: Why do we have to “give up points”? I lost 145 lbs on WW and have maintained for over a year. I have an unhealthy relationship with food so I treat it like a medical condition and continually moniter my eating just like a diabetic takes care of their blood sugar level. I look at points the same way a diabetic looks at their blood sugar moniter and journal (yes they have to journal, too). I just figure this is what I have to do to be healthy, points are an easy comfortable tool. I have tried just doing Core plan etc, but if I knew where satisfied was I wouldn’t have gotten to 291 lbs. I always inch up srevings sizes etc. Points just keep me AWARE (like MIZFIT says). Cognitive eating is something I can’t do on my own. I figure that, just like diabetics need tool and addicts need a program, so do I. Why NOT just use my tools (points) to stay healthy? What’s the big deal? I like your approach of REFLECTING ont the day, stll keeps you aware.

    roni

    September 18, 2008

    Regi – If you are happy counting points by all means keep it up!! But I think as time goes on some of us want to see if we can apply what we learned without them. It’s a personal choice. I know that what I learned by doing points will stay with me forever but that doesn’t mean I have to associate points for everything I put in my mouth for the rest of my life. I look at the point system as a way to educate me, which it did but just like a math student who learned how to multiply by studying times tables I should be able to apply what I learned in future situations. Now I just *know* that 4 x 5 = 20 the same I *know* how much of something I should be eating.

    Does that make sense? SO I don’t think it’s a big deal it’s just that some of use want to apply what we learned differently then others. Some people may always need a calculator to tell them that 4 x 5 = 20 and that’s ok too. Whatever works!

    Regi

    September 18, 2008

    Roni, “Happy” sure isn’t the word. I wish I could eat like a “normal” person, I just accept that I can’t (yet? maybe never?). I hope for a day when I can; but, until then I am content.

    crista

    September 18, 2008

    I think I might look into a pedometer just to see what I walk in a day…very interesting

    Thanks Roni for another great video…I love these…and once again you look amazing!!

    Check out cristas last blog post..Caitlin

    julie

    October 30, 2008

    Roni- I sent an email question about nursing before I found this. Feel free to ignore it! Again, thank you so much for this site. Your feelings of wanting to be healthy for your child could have come from my own mouth. I don’t want him to experience the struggles that his dad and I have had with food.