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Tuesday, September 07, 2010


I really enjoyed my weekend but I was in no way on any sort of a diet that you could identify. Except to eat what I wanted to eat. So I dreaded today's weigh-in. I was surprised that I was at 180 which is up a pound from last week but no weight gain so to speak considering my eating habits and no tracking. That pound will come off quickly as I return to sensibility. After the football game where we left early as it was so hot, we stopped at Steak and Shake on the way out of town. I threw water on my red face and sat down to cool off in the air conditioning. I ordered chicken fingers, fries and a huge vanilla milkshake filled with ice cream. Oh, how delicious it was! I just love vanilla ice cream. Why vanilla I don't know except we had vanilla mostly when I was a kid. or Neopolitan or just chocolate.

So today I am getting back on the WW track again. And this morning I walked 2 miles sans Pat. She didn't show for some reason but I kept going. Now I have to catch up on my work. Got a lot to do this week to place orders and get the bills paid.

We closed on our refi of our house so our renovations are starting soon. I am so excited to be getting new windows and doors and to order new window treatments. I've been slowly going through closets and drawers to get rid of stuff. I would love to get rid of some of the furniture and get new. We'll see. ANd a garage door that isn't being held together with paint and doesn't have to be manually lifted. Yes!

I've finished all my quilt blocks and sewn some together. It's a very bright and fun quilt, ceretainly not subdued by any means. Still working on those photos. Have a great day!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 9/7/2010 11:55PM

    All the best on your SparkPeople journey !

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BUGGYS 9/7/2010 12:52PM

    Good for you for getting back in there and tracking your food/counting points... emoticon

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ANASONIC 9/7/2010 11:54AM

    Good for you! You enjoyed the weekend and jumped right back into Spark. I have to admit I've done the same and it just makes me feel even more determined to recommit.

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DONNAEDA 9/7/2010 10:44AM

    Congratulations on getting back on track. Indulging occationally is not a bad thing. But getting back to reality and tracking is the most important thing. It isn't a binge unless you let it become one.

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Monday, September 06, 2010


Our weekend started Friday afternoon as we headed to the Yacht Club for happy hour and dinner with friends. We passed the home of an elderly friend of ours and noticed many cars in his yard. He had been ill and we found out later than he passed just about the time we were driving by. He was 91 and lived a grand life as an Air Force aviator and test pilot so no real sadness there. He's off flying with his wife now. "Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter silvered wings." This an excerpt from "High Flight".

Saturday we drove to the FSU vs Samford Football game where FSU opened with a 59 to 6 win with new coach Jimbo Fisher! It was great fun but extremely hot! It felt like at least 100 degrees sitting in the stands with the sun beaming down and little breeze. We left mid third quarter as I needed some shade. Got a sun tan that day! Saturday evening I sewed on my quilt and my husband rewatched the game on TIVO and all the other football games as well. So starts football season.

Now that I'm sewing again, I'm all spread out over the house with bits of thread, scissors and fabric. I'll have to put that away today. I'm nearly finished with the top. We closed on the refi of our home on Friday so we'll begin our renovations soon. I'm so looking forward to new window treatments! I love window treatments and fabrics!

Yesterday after church, we enjoyed our afternoon and then had a celebration of life at a local restaurant for another dear friend who had passed away. Too soon for him, only 68 with bladder cancer. There was another recent widow there whose husband passed just 2 weeks ago. I talked with her briefly and she said had experienced so much peace during the time she spent with him at the end. She had a dream where she had accompanied him part way to heaven and it was so wonderful. But she had to come back and he went on. We've lost a lot of friends this year but that is life I guess. Another of my friends also became a widow a few weeks back. All three of their husbands had cancer. It is sad that they are gone but nice knowing that they are all out of pain and in a better place.

I'm not weighing today. I think I'll wait a few. Take care and have a great day!



Thursday, September 02, 2010


I started out the day with a nice 2.5 mile walk with Pat. We kind of mozied alone, not busting out or anything but it was pleasant. We talked about weight loss and how a friend of hers is in a similar situation to me in that she doesn't lose easily and she is about to give up. I told her to go to Sparkpeople. You Sparkers are the ones who have kept me going. I would have dropped out long ago if I was some where I had to pay and the leaders fussed at me. She wondered why I thought I had lost a lb this week and I said it was because I kept returning to the program of healthy eating and making better choices. I hope the lb stays gone for a while. So I've lost about a lb a month since I started in January.

I was watching a short video on prevention.com yesterday and it said that when you eat a hamburger, you should have some frozen yogurt right afterward because it helps take the fat away. Okay, I'll buy that. I might as well get in a load of WW popsicles because I really crave that ice cream after dinner. Maybe I think I'm washing away the fat.

I have a big installation today, some very large draperies and a bedroom. I will take pics and I'm determined to get them posted on here. I downloaded the Nikon program yesterday so maybe I can get it going. I have two quilt blocks to go on my quilt. Last night I took that block I was working on apart at least 3 times. I've decided I don't like the blocks where I have to cut out little triangles and sew them together. I prefer larger pieces. I only have two more classes to go and then I will be sad as I've really enjoyed the class. I'll have to find another one to do. I'm also determined to finish the quilts I have going before I start another. The instructor said she has about 14 finished tops that need to be quilted. The store doesn't charge very much to finish a quilt for you so I may go that route. Or try it on my sewing machine. I have found out that this is an expensive hobby. I thought in the old days quilts were cheap because they were made out of scraps and old clothing. Not now. Everytime I go to the fabric store, I spend $50.

I have sat at my little sewing machine more in the past weeks than I have in 25 years. I will definitely post the photos or bust.

I had my facial yesterday and it was wonderful! She said my skin was very healthy and only had some minor break-outs. Can't wait to go back.

Thanks for everything you Sparkers! I appreciate you!

P.S. The last weigh-in for me was July 23, 2010 when I weighed in at 180. Now it is 9/2/2010 and I weigh 179. Took that long to lose 1 lb.

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KARENE10 9/2/2010 6:34PM

    emoticon on losing the 9 pounds:)

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SROUS1340 9/2/2010 9:37AM

    Down is down, congrats on the 1lb. I only lose about 2lbs a month and I have been getting 500 min of fitness min. a week.
You broke 180! emoticon

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KRICKET57 9/2/2010 8:50AM

    Sounds like you have busy days. Good luck with the quilt. I know how much work they are, but they are so worth it. Small quilts, single or lap size, I do on my machine, but larger ones I find are better put on the long arms. Hope you enjoy finishing them. Keep up the good work.

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Wednesday, September 01, 2010


After griping about my no weight loss situation yesterday, I got on the scale this morning and it read 179! I got off and on 3 more times and it still read 179! WHAT! What happened! Now I am afraid to eat at all for fear it will go back up.

I did go back and track the last two days on WW. I was into flex on Monday about 6 and yesterday, about even. The trouble is, I am not eating fruits and veggies. Got really off the track with those. I had one veggie yesterday and no fruit. What's that all about? I know I have to get back to those veggies today if I want to keep that pound off. So today's healthy article from Spark is about 30 days of eating more fruits and veggies. Timely for sure. I will make a concentrated effort to do that this month and keep tracking. Thanks everyone for your support. I needed that. Later.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 9/1/2010 11:41PM

    All the best on your SparkPeople journey !

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LJCANNON 9/1/2010 11:19PM

    Congratulations on your LOSS!! Get in to those Fruits & Veggies, they are like Magic.
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JENNY888 9/1/2010 7:35PM

    I am so happy for you. Congraulations!

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MARSHASTAR 9/1/2010 2:09PM

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COLBERGL 9/1/2010 11:39AM

    way to go!!!! Sounds like you are doing an awesome job!!!

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DONNAEDA 9/1/2010 10:18AM

    its not the fruits and veggies you ate, its HOW MUCH you ate that can put the weight back on. Continue what your doing, your body is adjusting.

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LEFTSOX 9/1/2010 10:09AM

    I have had to up my intake of fruits and veggies too, I get more veggies than fruit so I bought a few of those small fruit smoothies from naked, and odwala, and WOW they are good!

They give me a ton of energy and the odwala mango tango is only 4 points for the whole (small 10oz? size) bottle and I can make that last for a few hours! I think it is about two full servings of fruit too!

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JP6262AMY 9/1/2010 9:51AM

    Congratulations! Way to go!

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DRB13_1 9/1/2010 9:41AM

    More good news to follow - eat those vegetables!
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ANDI571 9/1/2010 9:37AM

    Did you get off and back on like three times to make sure it was right? I do that everytime I lose, just to make sure. My husband is always saying only do it once.

I knew you could do it. YAY!

I am horrible at eating fruits and veggies. I know I need to eat more, but they usually don't come into play.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/1/2010 9:12AM

    Did you move the scale from place to place, too, to check out your weight?? LOL That's what I do!

Congrats. Eat those fruits and veggies . . . you'll be glad you did! Continued success on your journey.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I'm just going to vent. I'm still at 180 and watching others around me lose. This is typical of my weight loss patterns. I stall big time and then get so discouraged, I figure why bother. Then I start veering off the path and eating peanuts at night, after 100 calorie cookes and a WW fudge bar. Stopped tracking too. Just don't lose no matter what. This has always been a complaint of mine and that is why I go so far in weight loss and then give up.

A couple of years ago I lost 18 lbs on the Sonoma Diet, 10 lbs in the first week. I had started after a vacation and probably a lot of water and short gain. Then it took about 6 months to lose the next 8. Then I got discouraged, bored with it, went on my own and slowly gained it back. Now I've lost 8lbs since January. Nothing happens. Nothing happens. Nothing happens.

Okay, I will probably maintain 180 for a while more. I'm not going to gain it back. I just want a little progress. I might even still be 180 at Christmas. My son now weighs less than me at 178. My hubby weighs the same as me. My next step might be to join an actual WW meeting. I'm just not geared up to do that. I might join curves. Maybe that will motivate me to get out and move. This morning my alarm didn't go off and I didn't get up to walk with Pat. I think subconsciouly I deliberately did not set it because I didn't want to go. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Part of my downness is due to 2 difficult clients I have at the moment. Sometimes they are so wearing on me. And I have to smile and be nice. This too shall pass. I'll be walking on Saturday as we go to the first FSU football game and it is a several mile walk to the stadium and up and down several flights of stairs. Probably be hot as the dickens too. As long as it isn't raining. Yesterday I was in and out of the van several times carting in big handles of fabrics, in and out to no avail. Then this morning I had to move stuff around again and put some other things in the van. I have deliveries this week and a big install so I'll be carting stuff again. Isn't that a form of exercise?

Pity party is over. Got to get to work!

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LJCANNON 9/1/2010 11:23PM

    It is probably true that I am prejudiced, but I think that Curves is the BEST thing that ever happened to me.
emoticonIf it wasn't for them I would never have been able to turn my Life around like I have.
Try checking to see if your Curves will give you a free week to try it out. If you LOVE it, you can join.. If it turns out that it isn't your cup of Tea, you haven't lost anything.

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MARSHASTAR 8/31/2010 3:20PM

    I'm always surprised that you haven't lost weight. You are the most active person! Well, your life seems exciting and busy. Yes, I think heavy lifting is definitely exercise.
I know you'll eventually drop a lot of weight in a short amount of time. It's bound to happen.

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DONNAEDA 8/31/2010 10:29AM

    make sure you drink plenty of water so you don't get dehydrated at the football game. Don't give up you know the story when you do. Try going to WW and see what the leader tells you to do. There is nothing like professional help. She will know, maybe you aren't eating enough. Go and see what you can do.

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JENNY888 8/31/2010 10:25AM

    I suffer from slow losing also. I figure if I live long enough and I keep up the work though sometime before I die I might be at the weight I'd like to be. I know it's tempting to give up when weight loss stalls but we can't. I read something on Indygirl's page yesterday about making every day better than the one before. That is what I am going to work at. Come on, you can do it. Don't give up and I will be celebrating a loss with you soon.

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