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DONELLE SparkPoints: (38,957)
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8/26/06 6:16 P

When my kids are telling ME to get off the computer so they can do their homework!

REJOICE IN YOUR HOPE, BE PATIENT IN TRIBULATION,BE CONSTANT IN PRAYER! Romans 12:12


SW: 198
TABITHA0515 Posts: 270
8/26/06 6:03 P

Wow these are all so good, and completely true!!!!

-When you tell all of your friends about how great Spark is; selling it like a car salesmen.

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"A dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
CIVICGIRL SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 323
8/26/06 4:53 P

When you hurry and drink your 8 glasses of water for 5 points

DANCEMOM SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 1,723
8/26/06 4:46 P

...when you're dreading the weekend of camping because you won't have access to your Sparkpeople. *sniff*

Michelle

I started this journey on August 2nd, 2006 and I'm looking forward to transforming my life.

I'm back again after 5 months away (and 20 lbs back on). Sparkpeople works, I just have to keep committed the way I was for 6-7 months.


AGH575 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 507
8/26/06 3:20 P

When you share your successes with your friends on SP before you tell anyone else! :) Hey, we are the ones who understand the most!!!

I love you guys! emoticon



*Ashley*

"When your tree is breaking, just bend." - New Radicals
HAPPYWIFE SparkPoints: (33,296)
Fitness Minutes: (3,072)
Posts: 11,963
8/26/06 2:41 P

You go into withdrawal if you haven't been to SP for 6 hours.

Jaynee-

ITSGOT-TOGO Posts: 2,423
8/26/06 1:32 P

..when you know you have to count every bite of food that goes in your mouth..even the ones you have whist preparing the meal!



Behave your way to success.....Dr. Phil


"If hunger is not the problem, food is not the solution"

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison
VETINASPIN SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 469
8/20/06 9:25 P

The weekend comes and you nurse that single beer for the night (which you compensated for during the day so you could enjoy it guilt free) and your friends ask you if you're OK or on the wagon?? emoticon

~ Suz

Does it taste as good as thin feels???

That self control is difficult doesn't mean it's impossible. ANON



WINTIFRED Posts: 709
8/20/06 9:18 P

when you don't miss eating junk food anymore.

CROPWALK. WE WALK BECAUSE THEY WALK. www.cropwalk.org

If we take people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat them as if they were what they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming. Goethe

Progress not Perfection.
MANATEELVR SparkPoints: (17,936)
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Posts: 766
8/20/06 9:42 A

you share things with strangers that you wouldn't dream of telling friends or family.

Donna
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Life is too short. Live every day as if it is your last. Just one more smile, one more hug, one more kiss...........
HHEAVEN SparkPoints: (23)
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Posts: 1,702
8/20/06 9:40 A

You have to get home to your computer to write down everything you ate!

Just do it!
CHRISTOPHERD SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 8,249
8/20/06 6:14 A

When your life changes for the better. I am now actually refusing things not because I do not want them but Because I DO NOT WANT THEM AT ALL!

My weight is in KG, I also have problems with units of 10 and up!
HAPPYWIFE SparkPoints: (33,296)
Fitness Minutes: (3,072)
Posts: 11,963
8/20/06 5:39 A

...when you find yourself helping newbies with their Spark questions and frustrations with eating plans.

... when you watch your ticker move.

...when dh says "let's go to bed" and you tell him that you have to post just a few more so you can get your 10pt bonus for 100 posts.

Jaynee-

TANIBEAR SparkPoints: (17,495)
Fitness Minutes: (4,952)
Posts: 3,543
8/20/06 3:37 A

when you are compelled to log in right after you get out of bed and you carefully go through each thread to make sure you are updated before going to bed..

T-idy house 15p
E-xercise of choice 60 p
D-o exercise of day100p
D-aily 5 fr/veg 5p
Y-ou time 15p
BDIGGLE Posts: 280
8/20/06 3:19 A

these are hilarious....I'm cracking up!!

...you work out five extra minutes just so you can log it in and get points
...you walk in the door from a restaurant and immediately log in what you ate to see how much damage you did
...you see that all your friends drink teeny-tiny (4 oz.)glasses of water and are satisfied, whereas you can now down 32 oz. of water with no problem

"Although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called..." - The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
EYEAMGONE_BYE Posts: 941
8/20/06 2:16 A

When you proudly wear the Spark People T-shirt you ordered out and about, and not just to work out in..lol



WANT2BEAMUM Posts: 1,027
8/20/06 2:14 A

when your husband or in my case fiance asks have u spun the sp wheel yet today!

Its the way he makes you fall in love!
Im a newlywed!
Got married Sept.29/07
Expecting first baby May 5 2008!!!

Don't fear Nature-Respect It!!
SHERALYS Posts: 2,090
8/20/06 12:31 A

When you meet a goal and rush to the computer to post to tell all your teams about it!

CSCHIAVONE SparkPoints: (1,053)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 40
8/20/06 12:04 A

When your on sparkpeople till midnight

one pound at a time
WINTIFRED Posts: 709
8/19/06 11:51 P

when you grab for a bottle of water before you grab for your keys as you leave the house.





CROPWALK. WE WALK BECAUSE THEY WALK. www.cropwalk.org

If we take people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat them as if they were what they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming. Goethe

Progress not Perfection.
JIACOLO SparkPoints: (336,817)
Fitness Minutes: (158,568)
Posts: 19,104
8/19/06 11:10 P

when you choose the restaurant based on the quality of their salads

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!
KJONES122 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (621)
Posts: 269
8/19/06 11:08 P

when you wake up in the morning and log in your meals before you eat them so you can keep on track.

when you actually look forward to exercising!

Spinning the wheel at 9:00 p.m. PST

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Post



SW: 270 06/09/2007
CW: 217 02/02/2008
GW: 160 09/01/2008
Mini GW: 196 04/20/2008
ITSGOT-TOGO Posts: 2,423
8/19/06 11:07 P

...when you check the fiber content of your cereal and bread
...only buy brown rice



Behave your way to success.....Dr. Phil


"If hunger is not the problem, food is not the solution"

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison
ROSER144 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/19/06 9:58 P

You obsess over tracking everything you eat

One calorie at a time
JULZ654 SparkPoints: (15,713)
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Posts: 852
8/19/06 9:38 P

Every chance I get I tell people about this amazing site that I found on the net!!

Julz



"Learn how to be happy with what you have, while you pursue all that you want"
AEROBIDEZ Posts: 2,141
8/19/06 8:44 P

you wonder how many points you can get for working an 8 hour work day where you go back and forth from your office to the copy machine periodically. emoticon

Noone is accountable for my actions except for me. I accept my misgivings and am ready to start fresh this year. I'm back on the wagon!!!!!!



LINMACNIC SparkPoints: (12,334)
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Posts: 771
8/19/06 8:37 P

As soon as I eat, I must enter those calories immediately

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift and this is why today is called the present.
YAMAKARASU Posts: 1,273
8/19/06 6:57 P

"When you have to regularly bite your tongue to keep yourself from criticizing the way other people are eating!"

That is so true. I don't want to come off as trying to be better than other people. I am usually really modest, but I can't help but think things like, "how can they eat that? All those calories would go straight to my butt!" I'd like to speak out sometimes, but I don't want my friends think that I'm trying to put them down.. I'd just love to have them be healthy as well. Oh well, I'm not one to pry. emoticon

Another thing is when you want to belt it out from the rooftops every day that you're losing weight and eating healthier! Every day I want to shout out and tell everyone about how I'm eating better, but again, I don't want to come off as a snob. Life is hard. lol

Edited by: YAMAKARASU at: 8/19/2006 (18:58)
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LATONIA38 Posts: 4,166
8/19/06 4:43 P

...you get into conversations about weight, then you immediately ask everyone if they've ever heard of SparkPeople.com!

...you know how much water you drink everyday.

...you know what Sparkpoints are!

Tonia emoticon

Edited by: LATONIA38 at: 8/19/2006 (16:46)
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Aspire to Inspire before you Expire.
2009 Goal:
Reach 199 in 2009
Workout 5-7 hours a week
Strength Train 2-3 times a week
Juice more and eat more Fruits and Veggies
Drink at minimum 10 cups of water a day
Do it even though I don't feel like it!
ERIN_JO Posts: 631
8/19/06 4:39 P

When you almost drop a glass bottle of Ben and Jerry's Milkshake when you see that one serving has 340 calories . . .

When your friend tells you she ate a whole one-pound bag of M&M's and you can tell her exactly how many more calories that had in it than what you've eaten today . . .

When you have to regularly bite your tongue to keep yourself from criticizing the way other people are eating!

Erin

Strong in the strength of Someone else . . .
ITSGOT-TOGO Posts: 2,423
8/19/06 3:45 P

These are great posts, I see myself in so many emoticon



Behave your way to success.....Dr. Phil


"If hunger is not the problem, food is not the solution"

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison
CRYSTALQUEEN Posts: 5,999
8/19/06 3:14 P

Reading some of the answers made me chuckle!

when...you find yourself mentally writing messages to post when you get home

....you sit down to watch a movie with a Tupperware (or other generic!) full of raw veg instead of popcorn and peanuts.

....you eat your raw veg without dip, because you had to have a cookie at lunch.

.....you refer to your kids as your little sparks!

Tonia
BST (Uk)
SUMMER 2015 5%: FIRECRACKER TEAM: TARGET 137
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ACHIEVEMENTS:
SW190 (25th Nov 05)
BMI "Overweight": 30th Jan 07
20% Loss: 20th July 07
2014 Winter 5%: goal-157/actual-152
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2015 GOALS:
Happiness and Stability (and to be somewhere near 130lbs)
SUEZNEWME SparkPoints: (22,706)
Fitness Minutes: (4,922)
Posts: 2,208
8/19/06 2:52 P

It is the first place you go when the day starts.

What lies before us and what lies beyond are tiny compared to what lies within us. - HENRY DAVID THOREAU
HW: 230 lbs

Working back to the 150's.
DEACONBRENT Posts: 444
8/19/06 2:35 P

Spinning the wheel at 11pm Central time, since the new day for Spark is on Eastern time.

YAMAKARASU Posts: 1,273
8/19/06 2:25 P

When I look forward to midnight so I can spin the wheel again!

~{.Nunc scio quit sit amor.}~
KARASUE25 Posts: 1,728
8/19/06 2:10 P

when you've become an un-compensated spokesperson for them!
When you think wow, what would that calorie content be???

Rules are for the uncreative.



Me? I'm creative.



When life gets a little hectic, think about butterflies for 3 seconds. You can't help but to calm down when you think about butterflies.










NEWWAYOFLIFE Posts: 100
8/19/06 1:53 P

When I plan my day around a dessert I want 10 hours later.

"You can do or be whatever you want in your own life. Nothing can stop you, except for your own fears. You have the power to make the decision. Just do it!"
DTGRANDY Posts: 2,221
8/19/06 1:52 P

when it's your husband's birthday and he tells you that you can go one full day without logging and eating what you want and i freak and say no i can't. i have to go and look up the restaurants nutrition info on the computer. LOL!!!! i'm sooooo upset the restaurant we are going to doesn't have nutrition info, it's gonna be a play it by all the knowledge i've gained kinda night.

I am worth it and I can do this!

SW 155 lbs 8/10

CW 155 lbs 8/10

GW 135 lbs 11/25
ADRENNA Posts: 133
8/19/06 1:44 P

when I'm eating breakfast at work and enter in my calories BEFORE I check my work email.

when I put my laptop on the kitchen counter so I can measure and log a food group when I cook southern style, aka not measuring anything.

I still like pie, damnit.
GUIHONG Posts: 154
8/19/06 1:23 P

...when I can't log out without reaching the next whole number of SparkPoints.

gui

"If you think you can, you're right. If you think you can't, you're right"- Mary Kay Ash
KASHMIR SparkPoints: (146,689)
Fitness Minutes: (122,129)
Posts: 14,533
8/19/06 12:58 P

when you stand in the aisle at the grocery store reading the nutritional content of every box of cereal, not just looking at the calorie count but the fiber and other nutrients as well.

When you ignore your voice mails at work first thing in the morning so you can log into SP and add your coffee to the tracker.

When you tell the gang "no thanks" when they are going to your favorite mexican restaurant because you know it won't fit into that day's calorie count and you are THAT CLOSE to being able to weigh in and go down another lb on your tracker.

When you find yourself thinking, "should I tell him/her about Sparke People and what it has done for me?" when ever you meet a new person.

~Robin~ Vancouver, WA - SPSW 180
BLC 24-Silver Spies
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2013 race schedule
4/19-4/20 Ragnar Relay So. Cal
6/16 Vancouver USA Marathon 6:16:45
8/3 Race for the Homeless 10k 1:14:02
9/8 Pints to Pasta 10k 1:09:47
9/28 Best Dam Run 10k
10/6 Portland Marathon 6:09:32
10/7-10/31 Dia de las Muertos virtual marathon
10/12 Great Bacon Run 10k
11/9 Chicks Fat Ass Relay
12/7 Christmas Story 10k (virtual)
TEXASGIGI Posts: 1,319
8/19/06 12:56 P

You immediately credit SP for your loss whenever weight management comes up in a conversation.

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25 pounds gone for good = 25 to go!
CHRISTINECOLO SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 688
8/19/06 12:52 P

when it's your first stop of the day!!

Christine

Ebay Store:
to_grammas_house_we_go
for cool kids stuff

MANATEELVR SparkPoints: (17,936)
Fitness Minutes: (1,698)
Posts: 766
8/19/06 12:49 P

feel guilty when you don't log on to enter your food.

Donna
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Life is too short. Live every day as if it is your last. Just one more smile, one more hug, one more kiss...........
DEA_ANIADA Posts: 137
8/19/06 12:49 P

You annoy your husband by spending 45 minutes trying to find the healthiest peanut butter and jelly.

"You're not the only one

Who's failed to hang on to a moving star

Now don't be sorry, what's done now is done

And this is who you are"



-- The Wallflowers "How Far You've Come"
KARMONSTER Posts: 2,576
8/19/06 12:34 P

...you mentally count the calories that other people eat, too.

My ticker now shows my entire struggle since 2 weeks before I started SP. I started SP at 208, but started losing at 219.

The future comes one day at a time.
~ Dean Acheson
HW 10/10/05: 219, SW 12/25/05: 208, 1/22/06: 188, 2/11/06: 180,
3/07/06: 176, 4/05/06: 167, 5/05/06: 159, 6/05/06: 151 7/05/06: 146(25.65% body fat) 8/05/06: 141 9/05/06: 137
MOMCLP Posts: 2,249
8/19/06 12:32 P

You drink your 8+ glasses of water every day without fail! emoticon


I will get back to a size 12!

PROWESS64 SparkPoints: (53,568)
Fitness Minutes: (12,966)
Posts: 6,784
8/19/06 12:28 P

...I have to find a wireless connection now to track, and I stop and think about how what I will eat looks like in print.

I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world.

http://www.pinkticket.org
SHOPSWAFIST Posts: 4,967
8/19/06 12:23 P

...The first thing I do at work is make an S.P.Orange Juice Fizz, and a pitcher of Water. Before S.P. it was a Diet Coke.



~Diana ~

I'm the queen....because my pantyhose say so.
ITSGOT-TOGO Posts: 2,423
8/19/06 12:06 P

I was watching Jeff Foxworthy on TV the other night and as you may know he is well known for his "yOu know you're a red neck when..." Well I though that could apply to us Spark people

So I knew I was a Spark person when......

I knew I had to do my exercise before I went to work because I knew I would not do it later. Before SP I would talked myself out of it and stayed in bed


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Behave your way to success.....Dr. Phil


"If hunger is not the problem, food is not the solution"

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison
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