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Wonderful summer!

Monday, August 05, 2013

Hello A little check in. I have been having a great summer There is no new number in my weight lose I have been yo-yoing a bit with about 5 to 8 lb. However that is fine because the quilty of life I have at the moment is great. I am still at some of the best shape I have ever been. Bought a great bike at a yard sale a couple weeks ago. It is nice to be small enough to be able to drive one. Went to moms lake to swim. Was not able to do this for years. The trail is very long and not much of a trail.You have to climb over fallen trees, bouulders, walk through a bog type thing I always enjoyed the little hike but was not physicaly able to do it for years. My children were very happy I went with them. This lake is untouched it is like going back in time. When you there all you can see is wilderness. We jump off large boulders I have never had the strenght to climb up to jump I did it a few times yesterday it felt amazing. Been going to the busker shows this week I am now comfortable on sitting down on the ground cross legged for a half hour show which blows my mind. I used to have to stand away from my family while they sat down. We have been packing a lunch everyday which is helping with keeping things in check. Another thing that is amazing me is my engry been getting up early leaving the house at 9 am and doing activities all day till the fireworks in the evening and nothing hurts. We have an action packed day today. Taking the family to a comunity pancake breakfest, then a parade, going to a comunity party then back to the water front for the last day of buskers. Tuesday we are going to stay around the house. Hope everyone is having a great summer.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 8/5/2013 8:54AM

    That sounds like an amazing summer! Living your life is so much more important than keeping those 5-8lbs off. You'll get them back off when it's time to slow down for the season.

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KERRIELYNN719 8/5/2013 8:05AM

    Sounds like a great summer!

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JUST_BRENDA 8/5/2013 7:58AM

    Awesome changes! Sounds like you are really enjoying your new abilities. Great stuff!!!

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JSTETSER 8/5/2013 6:03AM

    Sounds like a great day!
Enjoying good health and family are such wonderful blessings!

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JB7OUT 8/5/2013 4:58AM

    I think you've got it! Being happy and enjoying family and fun in so much more important than any number on a scale.

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getting back on track!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I have been sliping abit the weight is sneaking back. Not alot I have kept alot of my good habits in place. I am living life going to parties eating cake and ice cream enjoying burgers and potato salad. My over all being needed to just enjoy things like smores and score bars. I have had my fun have not done to much damage and going back to tracking and everything else that will get me to one of my goals of weighing under 200 lb. i am now around 235 need to work hard on the next 35lb . I know how to do it just need to keep the extra stuff out of my mouth. I will start tracking again and if there is room for a roasted marshmellow then so be it.

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    You can do it!! You had your sneaky fun (as I did back in April/May). But don't slip. Get right back up. And remember, we can have one bad thing every now and again. Can't deprive ourselves. But our goals long term goals are so much more important than that snack.

If I can, anyone can. Trust me! :D

Keep going!

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OHANAMAMA 7/11/2013 4:33PM

    I don't know anyone who has tried to lose weight who hasn't slipped a time... or like me... a thousand times. You are smart for not letting it get further. I'm back on track myself after 4 days of slipping...

Keep partying and living life!! You are doing so great... so you obviously already know how to handle situations!

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KERRIELYNN719 7/10/2013 3:25PM

    Well I'm glad you're enjoying life and the summer! I've slipped a bit too...just got back from my nutritionist appointment with a gain of three pounds in a month (not thrilled)...

I now have to be held more accountable...which I know I can do....I just need to do it!

Guess I'm back to tracking my food like a crazy woman and annoying everyone in the process....but hey, it's my health and as much fun as this slacking thing has been, I felt much better when I was trying to be healthy.....

Glad to hear from you again....

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/10/2013 7:27AM

    You sounds like me! There's too much to enjoy in the summer, and I will NOT be at camp and not have a s'more! You have a great attitude, and I know you'll have no problem getting thins back on track!

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ARRREAGLES 7/10/2013 7:04AM

    I found a trick that sort of works for me when I know I'm going to over indulge -- might work for you too:

Pick everything you want to eat and put it on your plate, but only eat HALF of it. Half a burger, half the ice cream, half a slice of cake. It's not perfect, but it is always HALF the calories. The key is not to fill up a second plate :)

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JULIA_211 7/10/2013 5:20AM

    Great attitude! Summer is chock full of temptation, no reason though why we can't plan and track a special treat every now and then. emoticon emoticon

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Looking for the time to Spark!

Monday, June 24, 2013

I miss spark people. The weather has been so nice and we have a great back yard with comfy chairs I find my spare time I am out side now playing games with the family injoying the nice weather we get so little of.
So early mornings I am trying to catch up on shows that others at work watch it is what some of us talk about. So I find I am not getting any spark time in. Befor when it was yucky out and I was in more I was acomplishing more on here. I miss my spark friends and miss the spark points. I am getting my excerise in. Letting my eating slip abit .I need to pull it in befor I let it go too far. So I cunclusion I have not left spark people I am just getting my vitime D. Hope everyone is doing well.

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JENNIK2 6/24/2013 9:45AM

    Go outside now, the site will still be here when it's raining or cold out.

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KERRIELYNN719 6/24/2013 7:36AM

    It is gorgeous weather here too....of course spend it outside and enjoy it!

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Ziplining was awsome and life changing

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Wow I want to thank my spark friends you were with me yesterday!!
I did something that with out the support of family, , co workers and my spark friends I would have not been able to do.
A group of 6 of us from work went to an adventure and zip lining place at and If you told me 2 years I was going to be doing it I would have not beleaved you.
It was physical and mentaly exhusting but amazing. I pushed my body to do things that I never would have done. I conqured a whole bunch of fears. Heights, crawling in small spaces, I was suspended over things, walking on tight ropes, wires, logs, climbing over mesh suspended over a gorge.
I went first On the first trail we chose. I got to the swinging logs that I found very very hard was shaky, questioning my self starting to doubt my self. I talked my self through in my head. I was thinking all sorts of things wanted to quit already and we just started. I thought it was because I used to be out of shape. After I went through and my co workers coming behind me They were saying out loud what I was thinking. I releazed I am noral and the thoughts I had were normal. One of our team got rescued from that part it was to much for her. I was blown away that I did it.
Each opstical had its challenges when I would stand in front of one if I was having doubts I would think of some of the encourging words said on here or by my family and everyone else that has cheered me on at this point in my journey. I would get though it thank at person in my head and do the next one.
The zip lining parts were fun. The hardest part was jumping off the platforms. I would remind my self that the harness system was very safe and it would be amazing. I would tarzzan sing as I would be crossing the different zip lines. I felt like george of the jungle when I would slam into the paded trees. It would fire me back a bit on the line and I would have to hand over hand pull my self back to the tree. Saying that I now am small enough and strong enough to hand over hand pull my self on a rope.
This changed my life even more. I am a big beleaver in you can do what ever you set your mind to. But your realy can do what ever you set your mind to. Every time my brain would tell me it was not safe. I would tell it to stop and it is and I did it.
Thank you to my spark friends who were in my head and supporting me. It was life changing and amazing!!!

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ABUFFKIN 6/18/2013 11:20AM

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    What an awesome adventure!! Congratulations on all your accomplishments.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/16/2013 7:32PM

    OMG, that's fantastic!!! I'm so happy for you, and it sounds like you had an amazing time!

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KARENKANDO 6/16/2013 7:18AM

    So happy for you! Every time we do new things - hard things - we reinforce the fact that there is nothing we can't do if we set our minds to it. Good for you! emoticon

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KERRIELYNN719 6/16/2013 7:08AM

    I've always wanted to go bungee're starting to really kinda make me want to do it!

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KERRIELYNN719 6/16/2013 7:07AM

    You sound so happy! I can't believe you did it, it's amazing! And inspiring! Congrats!

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KKKAREN 6/16/2013 6:23AM

    I did this for the first time this year also. It was awesome!

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My 15 bean soup recipe

Saturday, June 08, 2013

I make a huge pot of it I got 22 [2 cup] portions. i freeze them in indivaul containers.
Ilb bag of 15 mix beans with lentails
1lb of split peas
1lb brown lentials
1 whole winter squash
1 large bag of cooking greens[swiss chard, kale, spinach]
1 whole bulb of garlic
.5 cup choped ginger
3 cups of diced celery
3 cups of diced onion
3 cups of diced carrots
italian seasoning to your taste
2 large cans of low sodium diced tomatoes with itailian spice
2 zest and juice of lemons
30 cups of water.
You can soak your beans the night befor. I cook the whole soup all day the longer you can cook it the better. I do not add any fat, sodium or sugar.
If you need more details please email me!
I wish it worked the other way.
This is what I eat for lunch most days. It keeps me full most of the afternoon. Looking forward to feed back

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KERRIELYNN719 6/8/2013 9:29PM

    If only I liked half that food!

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RIDLEYRIDER 6/8/2013 6:57AM

  Sounds great! thanks for sharing!

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WELLNESSME09 6/8/2013 6:44AM

    Wow! that sounds delicious...must try it.
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JIMDAB 6/8/2013 6:03AM

    gonna try it!

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