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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Today is day 11 of my weight loss jumpstart. I am feeling so excited and encouraged. I am kicking fat's rear end. I love being a fabulously full-figured woman. I call myself an FFFW. I always put emphasis on the word fabulous. I can feel my confidence come back. I'm feeling better about this journey than I have in a long time.

I am also standing up for myself and fighting for my goals. I said no to McDonald's today because I couldn't get what I wanted from there the way I wanted it. I watched others eating fattening greasy food there and didn't have a bite. I am very proud of myself for that. I made my own choices for lunch that were healthier and better for me.

I got up at 5 this morning which sucked a bit. I wanted to sleep in and that didn't happen. I decided to go ahead and do two 10 minute cardio workouts. That felt great. I am feeling that I am getting stronger. I love my exercise and I am not overdoing it.

I did a little shopping today and I ended up signing up to be a model in the fashion show at the Avenue near my house. It happens on 9/20 and I am excited about it. I can't wait to go out there and wear the outfits. I hope to get some pictures taken of me. It will be such a fun time.


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LOOZINITNOW 9/12/2014 1:41PM

    Love the FFFW! You are fabulous! Way to go on passing up the Mickey D's! You will be a wonderful model. Have fun and strut it!

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 9/12/2014 11:19AM

    Great job on skipping McDonalds!

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*TRACY* 9/12/2014 12:24AM

    Wonderful!!!! emoticon

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It's been a few days since I posted. I had a very busy last couple of days. On Monday I went shopping with my boyfriend and his sister near my house. I was so exhausted by the end of the day. We decided to come to Chicago yesterday early to attend the opening of the new Nordstrom Rack near my job. I woke up at 3:45 in the morning to get down there early. I wanted to win one of the $100 gift cards or the $1,000 shopping spree. I didn't win anything. Neither did my boyfriend or his sister. We ended up shopping by my job and I was so tired by the time we got home.

It was a fun time over the last two days but my energy was gone in the end. I was went to bed by 9 last night and didn't wake up until almost 8 this morning. That felt so great. Tomorrow will be more shopping. I've been finding some great deals.

I have been having a great vacation. My knee is doing a lot better. I am so happy to say that. I am able to move better. I'm not at 100% yet but I'm getting closer. Today is day 10 of my 100 day jumpstart and I feel so encouraged. I am taking it one day at a time.


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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 9/12/2014 11:17AM

    Glad you got to catch up on some sleep!

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Today is day 7 of my 100 day jumpstart. I weighed in this morning and I showed a weight loss of 7.4 pounds. Woohoo! It feels good to show that I've lost weight. I got up this morning and did a mild workout. I am happy to say that my knee is slowly getting better. I am able to get around a little easier.

I spent some time with my mom today. She has dementia and sometimes it is hard to interact with her. I took her to a market nearby that we have attended all summer and today she forgot that it was free to go there. She had out money to pay. When she is that way it breaks my heart. I miss how my mom used to be. She is becoming a stranger.

I have to be careful on days when I feel that way because I will emotionally eat. I don't want that to happen. I've been struggling a lot this summer. I didn't emotionally eat today and that is a victory for me. I'm taking it one day at a time.


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THELILEA 9/9/2014 6:10PM

    WOW, you are doing so awesome!! I'm so impressed ! Your goal was to get to 20 in 100 days, and you are definitely going great so far! woooo!

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

I'm on vacation! Woohoo! I've been burned out with work and I need this time off. I did a mild workout this morning and I wrote in my journal. I planned out my meals for today. I've been doing dome reflection on my life. I am considered to be weird by my family. I don't really fit in with them. We are not a close family at all. That tends to make me sad. I don't know what it feels like to consistently have my family be there for me. I always feel like the odd one out. One of my sisters tells me I'm weird all of the time. I do march to the beat of my own drummer. I embrace my uniqueness. Everyone has their own little oddities.

I tend to have up a wall when I'm around my family. I am an emotional eater. When I have issues with them I start eating lot of bad things. I overeat and just don't care what I'm eating as long as it's greasy and fattening. I am tired of this cycle. I am learning to not let them impact me this way. It can be hard because they are my family and I love them. I sometimes cry and wonder why they can say cruel things to me and feel they did nothing wrong. I don't like to be around them very much. I'm not sure why I started thinking about them on my first day of vacation. I just know I have to learn to deal with them in a healthier manner.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 9/8/2014 11:44AM

    We love our family but we can't choose them! that statement always reminds me when I'm feeling the same way you do. We're connected but not like a lot of other families are. To me though I feel like I'm the only "Normal" one, lol!

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FERRETLOVER1 9/7/2014 7:38AM

    Remember, you now have your Spark family to help you through the tough times!

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MIZPAM25 9/6/2014 10:10PM

    Congratulations on staying on task with your meal planning and exercise. I pray that things work out for you and your family! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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*TRACY* 9/6/2014 6:48PM

    Your post made me think of this quote:

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

-Steve Jobs

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Today was a good day for me. It was jeans day at work and my manager was off work. I thought the day would be stressful and I was pleasantly surprised it was not. I felt quite relaxed and counted down the minutes until my vacation started.

I am officially on vacation. Woohoo! I was doing a mental happy dance as my work day ended. I was wishing everyone a happy Friday and people were not so cheerful as I was. I did some mild exercise before work and during lunch. I went during lunch and did some window shopping at some new stores near my job.

After work was the real adventure for me. Today there were thunderstorms forecasted and it was pouring down when I left work. It was basically a torrential downpour. I got soaked because the wind. My umbrella was pretty useless. I then got on a shuttle bus that was freezing. I got to my train station and ended up on a super cold train as well. I'm still trying t warm up. I'm bundled up under cover. The good news is I'm on vacation. emoticon

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 9/8/2014 11:26AM

    I find the days right before vacation to be my most productive usually! emoticon

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CINDHOLM 9/6/2014 9:09AM

    I hope you have warmed up.. Have a fantastic vacation.. emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 9/6/2014 7:58AM

    Have a fantastic vacation!

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