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Day 2 - Exercise

Friday, July 23, 2010

Exercise is so important to our daily lives.

How are you making out with yours ?

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LOLAJO54 7/23/2010 9:54PM

    true emoticon

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    I'm doing much better with mine.

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NESSY759 7/23/2010 8:10PM

    Thanks for the reminder

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WINTER20101 7/23/2010 7:36PM

    Buddy i am on fire!! hee!! hee!! iti will get me to goal!! Best workout i k now...

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TEDYBEAR2838 7/23/2010 7:17PM

    I'm doing great! I rarely miss.

WE Can Do ThiS!

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 7/23/2010 4:24PM

    I have no excuse for not doing it every day. Thanks for the nudge!

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SANDYSLAND 7/23/2010 8:34AM

    Like I always say...the secret to weight loss success - if you move, you lose.


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DBELLE39 7/23/2010 8:07AM

    So true, what a great reminder to continue exercising. I've found that consistent exercise just gives me a total overall feeling of vitality.

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RAINBOWMF 7/23/2010 8:01AM

    This is sooooooooo true, with it I remove weight
without it I am a slow moving snail.


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Day 1 - Water

Thursday, July 22, 2010

new challenge for myself, start a streak, and I've decided to post a blog every day.

Today's blog is just a reminder to me and all my Spark Pals to drink your water. I love water, so it's not a problem for me, I aim to get 10 full glasses in daily and never have a problem.

How are you doing with your daily water? If you aren't drinking please do. It's so healthy for your body and good for weight loss.

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ASH72461 7/23/2010 6:40PM

  10 glasses of water a day is one of the challenges for one of my teams
so far i did it everyday but one
two with every meal and at least two at work
so two more is easy to get in emoticon

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DBELLE39 7/23/2010 8:09AM

    Water consumption is one thing I don't have an issue with. I usually drink 9-10 cups per day.

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LOLAJO54 7/23/2010 1:37AM

    emoticon idea Barb

yep we gotta have our water!

hugs Jo

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KATSMOM1 7/22/2010 10:57PM

    I know you can do it Barb

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WINTER20101 7/22/2010 9:54PM

    emoticon Barbara Rose....

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MOTHER-NATURE 7/22/2010 6:59PM

    emoticonI need to do better with my water .. thank you for the reminder Barbara



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NANFACEMIRE1 7/22/2010 5:20PM

    I really strive to get my water in each day and I do. It is so good and no calories and so good for us. emoticon Let's all toast to that...... emoticon Nancy

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HOPE2011 7/22/2010 5:13PM

    I'm with you, Lori - water is never a problem!! I prefer it to other beverages, actually!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 7/22/2010 3:08PM

    The best thing I do is drinking my water, It is the eating and exercise that get me, LOL!

That water up there looks so good and refreshing

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WINNIEATWELL2 7/22/2010 2:56PM

    I'll drink to that! :) emoticon

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TQUILES 7/22/2010 2:36PM

  I keep trying to drink 8 glasses of water. Somehow by the end of the day I forget how many I had. I have to develop I better system.

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RAINBOWMF 7/22/2010 2:23PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon good old emoticon

LOL Hugs Mary

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100 Days of Weight Loss

Friday, July 09, 2010

Direct quote from the book I am following, 100 Days of Weight Loss

this book helps you with emotional eating and I just loved this quote:

"Food becomes the consolation prize. It's better than nothing, but not even close to what you really wanted - to be loved, appreciated or comforted."

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KITT52 7/25/2010 4:58PM

    I loved that quote too..
Good Luck


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GARDENER091 7/10/2010 10:17AM

    That is a great quote and I probably need to check out the book. I do real well 90% of the time till I am exhausted, frustrated, and then have a tendency to eat the wrong things.

Thank you so much for sharing!

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MARIADALE 7/10/2010 8:09AM

    I am an emotional eater too...will check out this book

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TEDYBEAR2838 7/10/2010 7:46AM

    What a emoticon quote!

How True!


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LOLAJO54 7/9/2010 8:14PM

    Barb who wrote this book again??

emoticon Jo

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B-N-ME 7/9/2010 6:06PM

    You are a winner and deserve MORE THAN the consolation prize! Go for the GOLD!!! You can do it!

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SHANSHE 7/9/2010 12:55PM

    emoticon quote!

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WINTER20101 7/9/2010 10:47AM

    Great quote Buddy.......and so very true.Thanks for the email!! Yep now i have it ..

Thanks Buddy

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SPARKPIXIE 7/9/2010 9:03AM

    WOW....that quote is so true!

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RAINBOWMF 7/9/2010 9:03AM

    Food for thought.

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DBELLE39 7/9/2010 8:13AM

    Awesome quote --but so true.

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KITT52 7/9/2010 8:11AM

    and it sure is the truth

food is easy, it's ever where and everyone is pushing it on us

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/9/2010 7:08AM

  I like this quote. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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guess it's time for another blog

Monday, June 28, 2010

been a while since I wrote a blog. I like to do this at least once a week, just to update how I'm doing with my weight loss, or life in general.

Last week was quite a struggle due to fluid retention and the scale showed it on Saturday when I weighed in. I've had water gain in the past, but this time my legs, ankles, feet and toes swelled and I had to elevate them, even with pillows under them while I slept. I couldn't get in to see my doctor last week so he could see them this bad, but I did manage to see him this afternoon.

Of course they weren't that bad today. I did have a nice visit with him, all health issues we discussed are related to my weight. Did I mention I've had a weight problem since I was 5 years old, so you can see that my weight has always been the focus of my life *sigh*

What happened to the lady that was doing so well, every week the weight was coming off, I went over 6 months without a gain the other year, but I just can't seem to get on a roll now.

Today doctor discussed - spidery veins in my legs and feet. Of course fluid due to weight. Blood work all good, except now he's saying my thyroid is going to be watched as it is starting to go underactive. When I first had my blood work done the other week the office called to let me know my iron was low so back to iron supplements for 2 months.

No wonder I'm feeling so worn out and tired, carrying around this weight, and if thryoid is going to start activing up it is a sign. It will also mean I must work even harder to get any weight off.

I want to get back to that happy girl I was last summer.

any suggestions, emoticon

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GINA7249 7/4/2010 11:34AM

    i agree with ginger i am seeming to be more irretable when i cant find time or easy to be unhappy with life i guess. not saying this is u but thats just me.. i have lot of people and animals in my house 4 of us. my mom depends on me alot for everything. my brother had a thyroid problem and he had to take a medicine to kill it or to decrease teh size of it.. hope everything is well though. keep up the good work.. u go lime grl

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 6/30/2010 3:35PM

    I find that exercise really makes the difference in my level of energy and my attitude. I am much more calm and able to take things in stride (and less bloated) when I get at least 20 minutes in. I found three kinds of exercise that I enjoy -- riding my tricycle, roller skating, and watching TV while I work out on my Cybex Arc Trainer. It was expensive and difficult to incorporate these three kinds of exercise. But I'm happy I did.

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WINTER20101 6/29/2010 8:56AM

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I know you can do it!! You know you can do it!! It will come off Buddy.....just do your best .. that is all we can do.. here for you Barbara always.

Love Ya emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 6/29/2010 7:02AM

    Barbara I want to see you doing it too.
Week after week , it was a joy to read you removed
weight again.
You know how, just do it. I know easier said then done.
I am with yea Buddie, what are we thinking?

Hugssssssssssss Mary

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LOLAJO54 6/28/2010 11:08PM

    Barb wish I could help you... we are struggling to get back aren't we..
I've been thinking we need to put our thoughts back to last year when all clicked together and we were doing it!!! What was different then from right now?
Our attitude.... our feelings of happiness... I think these things all make a play in our daily life and how we approach our our healthy lifestyle.. Think we need to get back to being that happy healthy go getting gals we were last year then all the stones will be in alignment and we will start having success again...

What do you think? just a thought or two

but I am with you
emoticon about the doctor's news about your thyroid not good!!! take care.

emoticon Jo

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VEGANVICKIE 6/28/2010 9:04PM

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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/28/2010 4:54PM

    If your thyroid is underactive you will take meds that will help you out. Just try to rest when you need it, and do what you can otherwise.

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TEDYBEAR2838 6/28/2010 4:38PM

    Hello, my emoticon. I guess the best thing you can do is just DO IT! There aren't too many ways aournd eating healthy. emoticon. Take your time, get back on track, yo know what to do.

I have had the very same struggles but this time, being a spark member, it's different, I kn ow I can do it. I might take longer than expected, but I'm going to get to a HEALTHY weight. No particular # in site yet, j ust a guestimate.

Grab hold of my hand and let's walk this journey to Healthy together.

Here for you.


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Lime challenge - past, present and future

Monday, June 14, 2010

*** A year ago I just started to let stress effect me and my program. I was 30 pounds lighter than I am today. However the past couple of weeks I have gotten myself back on track making me first priority once again. It's interesting how someone will say something and all of a sudden it cliks. A Sparks Pal said "It's hard to lose weight, It's hard to be overweight. Pick your hard" it's what I needed for my wake up call. I liked the benefits of 65 lbs gone which is what I reached last summer, so I am going to work hard at losing weight. This time next year I want to be in onederland !

the pictures tell my story. this is where I was a year ago.

This was my reward for losing 50 lbs, I really want to be able to add more stars to show my journey

See how happy I was this day !

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FLORIDASUN 6/18/2010 10:32AM

    You are just such a ROCKIN' inspiration girlie girl! I love your tattoos...very cool way to mark your milestones! You will get to where you want to be...just take a determined "I CAN DO THIS" step each day. It is hard..but so is being unhappy. The celebration in reaching your goals is some kind of wonderful and you've done a bang up job so far...just keep on keepin' on my friend! I'm here to woot..woot you on! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHANSHE 6/17/2010 2:26PM

    Love this blog Barb! You CAN do it, you HAVE done it and I know you WILL do it again and take it down even farther! Thanks for sharing!

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ASRMOM 6/16/2010 6:55PM

    You can do it! I love the "choose your hard". I've always thought it was easier to not think about my food, until I deal with the I-have-no-clothes, or why-do-I-look-like-this and then you are right-it is hard. Thank you for sharing this!


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GINGER_LOSTALOT 6/15/2010 4:03PM

    Pick Your Hard! Thank you for the reminder!

I'm so glad you're back on track. I regained 100 pounds that I lost in 1997. You don't want to feel that disappointment!

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TEDYBEAR2838 6/14/2010 3:05PM

    I certainly understand where you are coming from. Been there done that. WHy do we do this to ourselves? Forget why, turn around and flee the other way.

emoticon and we are here for you on the beautiful journey to HEALTHY!

One day, one step. emoticon

Thanks for coming back, it's like coming home, isn't it?

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WINTER20101 6/14/2010 12:36PM

    Barbara here at work reading your blog!! I have tears... eating my salad with chicken....hew!! hew!! Yes you will be there......i just know it!! we both are going to do the work to have what we want... love ya girl....


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FIGHT2SURVIVE 6/14/2010 11:41AM

    I personally love tattoos and have one myself - a small one but I have one. What are you going to do when they reach all the way down to your butt?

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SPARKPIXIE 6/14/2010 11:36AM

    You know, I will be doing a happy dance for you when you reach Onederland...and I know you will get there!

Beautiful tattoo!

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LOLAJO54 6/14/2010 9:38AM

    Barb... emoticon just remember you are important and always put you first...we are with you all the way! but only YOU can do this for YOU..

emoticon Jo

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FLMOMX2 6/14/2010 8:47AM

    Keep getting your stars!!! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 6/14/2010 8:19AM

    emoticon We are all here to help and support you along the way! Your difference in pictures is awesome!

I LOVE your tattoo reward! It's so pretty.

Choose your hard....I say and write that all the time. A WW friend got that ingrained into my mind. It's hard being overweight, it's hard to lose weight, it's hard to maintain your weight loss. Choose your hard!

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KITT52 6/14/2010 8:10AM

    Barb you can do it again..we are all here to help you


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