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Our Family Christmas 2013. 3 Daughters, 2 spouses, 1 Son w/spouse, 7 grandkids. Blessed!

My mom...11 kids, 37 grandkids, 53 great grandkids, 14 great-greats. Passed away 3/2015. Miss her.


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    Awfully quiet over here... COME BACK TWEETIE!!!!!!!!
    42 days ago
    Look, it's pretty clear that this happened because you had house guests for three weeks. You know that situation makes it extremely hard for you to stick to your program, and you need to keep working on strategies for dealing with it next time. But right now it's time to cut your losses (perhaps the wrong turn of phrase in this case) and get back to how you were eating and tracking two months ago. It was working, and you know how to do it, and you already have lots of good months under your belt. It's not really like you go back to square one each time you have a slip, because each time you have more experience at succeeding. So yeah, you feel discouraged and crummy, but don't let this end the game: just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and come back!
    49 days ago
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    Hope all is well with you,we miss you! emoticon
    52 days ago
    Aww, just saw your teapot. I wish we lived closer too! I've been feeling lonely lately for someone to talk to.
    126 days ago
    So glad to hear from you. You know, I know what you're talking about in terms of you were progressing along feeling in control and now you have this messy feeling that you lost some control and you lost some forward motion and you're not meeting the timeline you have in mind. But here's the perspective I see it from: You're only three little measly pounds in the hole. Three pounds! It's nothing! Look at the times in the past where you lost 40 pounds and then gained it back. This is not the same thing. This is just life getting in the way of your timeline. There's always going to be bumps in our roads, but if you can keep it to three pounds you are doing fantastic.

    And I think part of really making this a permanent lifestyle is learning to live with and forgive ourselves for those little ups and downs, and be able to brush them off, put them behind us and keep going. It's impossible to be perfect all the time. Several of the Sparkers I follow gained a few pounds on vacation over the summer and then just knuckled down and lost it when they got home.

    I've been really lucky with the Y here being so affordable and only 10 minutes away. I'm paying a flat $29 a month and no joining fee, you can't beat it.
    134 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/4/2016 12:21:00 PM
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