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A Happy Day

Monday, January 04, 2010

Today my new granddaughter comes home & I get to meet her. I just cant wait to hold her & spoil her & hand her back to her mom!! lol.. My daughter said once the Dr,clears her she wants to get healthy again. I told her I was hoping she would do just as she had said to me.. She is breast feeding but hey I did to with both my kids & that never stopped me from getting on with getting healthy. I had lost & regained but now with my knowledge I have now I can pass that to my daughter & WE both have Sparkpeople too..I Know she will make her goals..

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THEATERCHICK18 1/4/2010 1:04PM

    don't know why this posted twice lol

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THEATERCHICK18 1/4/2010 1:01PM

    so glad she gets to come home and is doing well!! Enjoy every minute with her. With your advice and personality I do not see how your daughter can not reach her goals. You are so inspiring and motivational!!

Enjoy Gianna.

xo Dani

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CHRIS3215 1/4/2010 12:45PM

    Thanks all Now I'm going to cry!! LOL.. You all are fantastic!!

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POOH_BEAR_69 1/4/2010 11:57AM

    Have fun fussing over your new granddaughter!!!

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CM_GARDNER78 1/4/2010 11:40AM

    YAAAAAAAY! Enjoy spending time with your granddaughter! How awesome!

I JUST told my mom about SparkPeople! I hope she would be fun to do it together! Isn't it a great gift to give others......the gift of the Spark?! emoticon

Is your daughter on Spark right now? Let us know....we'll run right over there and send her TONS of encouragement! emoticon

~ Christa

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KEKEIKO 1/4/2010 10:44AM

    Encouragement is the best gift a daughter could have from her mother. Remember she has to make her own mistakes along the way. It's our mistakes that makes us stronger. Chris, you are a terrific lady and mother with good advice. Yes, spoil those grand babies and smile a big smile when you hand 'em back over, he he!


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Found old pic's of me.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

As all can see on mypage where the pictures are. That I have been up & down the scale all my life!!.. AT last that road trip has ended.. I have changed so many times in my years in the pic's. it starts with me at 1 year old to age 37.( the cluster of pic's) In my photo gallery I have the rest of the years to date. But as I was looking at the pictures of me it really scared me. Wonder if I was still like I was in the past. I bet I would be on all kinds of medications to try to improve my life. The supplements to lose the weight OMG!! What a waste of money!.. I'm so glad I have done it. I'm so glad I now have Sparkpeople to keep me active & be HERE to help others meet there goals & stay healthy!!.. Hey ALL I'm here FOR YA!!!..Let's make this NEW YEAR the BEST Year to begin a new you too..;-)

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CHRIS3215 12/30/2009 10:21AM

    Thanks all!! BUT Yesterday when I was posting this Blog I THOUGHT I lost it when I was adding the pic's to go with it. BUT guess what.THERE are 2 of these Blogs 1 has the pic's & ya dont see them here.. But the other is almost like this one but has the pictures with it..

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1NICUBABE 12/30/2009 9:56AM

    Congrats and Happy New Year to you too!!
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KEKEIKO 12/29/2009 8:25PM

    I like your collages! Great job Chris.

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RUSSLANE 12/29/2009 5:06PM

    It's funny; one of the strangest things to me about weight loss is how we see ourselves has such a direct impact on our physical presence. I think that's true for everyone on some level, but in our case it's rather ... literal.

I just spent a month back in North Carolina, and I enjoyed being back home without the old baggage of my weight loss/mom's death/all the internal struggles there weren't effecting me. All the old photos, memories ... aside from the joy of seeing old friends who are happy for how I transformed my life (after I transformed my body), I was left feeling very proud of myself.

The ups and downs of our bodies and goals for how we want our life to be can be scary or disheartening, but after eight years and a lot of reflection I realize it's actually a tremendous strength.

All of us has seen all the ups and downs, and guess what? We're still here, still striving, still making ourselves the most pristine and brilliant version of ourselves we can be. "Weight Loss" isn't really about the weight loss at all.

And best of all, we have a community of people to rely on, one just as dedicated to make their lives extraordinary too.

To 2010! Onward!

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    I have also been in the up and down club. Hopefully we are done with that club forever! Thank God for Spark People!
I am going to see your pics now.
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Old pictures of me.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I have found some 'Old pictures'Of me.. I as you can see have been up & down the scale. Never did I ever stay at my goal weight. I would always think that wow I did make it & NOW I can live happy.. HA that joke sure was on me. The weight returned every time. SO as the story is YUP I was once again on that ever so famous 'DIET'. Well I played that game for some time & Now I'm so glad that at last I have done it!! Yes I have kept it off & I NEVER dreamed I would at last keep it off. It starts with me at 1 yr old to age 37.. I got control with everything in 2003, & Have improved sence then. YES I was heavy in weight on the scales. I carried my weight in my tummy-arms- shoulders-breast-face & Ever so ugly BACK FAT!! I'm kinda tall I'm 5'7" & I carry my weight when heavy sucked in jeans that are too small & of course the vests I wore to hide a bit more of my rolls.Or I would wear a t-shirt that was big to hide even more.SO go see for yourself. This road of up & down has at LAST ended!!....;-) NOW I'm HAPPY!!! WOOHOO!!

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KEKEIKO 1/8/2010 11:50AM

    Yes, I do the same thing with my pictures. It's called a collage. I scan, crop and add them on a pretty background. Thank you for sharing these pictures. It truly encourages others to visualize for themselves when they see a pictorial of your life. You're a beautiful person Chris!

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CHRIS3215 1/8/2010 10:52AM

    Thanks IZZYBEBOP!!! I would LOVE to see all your pic's.. The way I put them on here in the little bundle let's me have more on my pic's.. lol.. Thanks again..& have a great day.;-)

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IZZYBEBOP 1/8/2010 10:29AM

    I love seeing people's pictures. I need to get all of mine out and scan them. In fact, that is one of the things I'd like to accomplish before I die. Reason I use the term "before I die" is I have over 1000 and it will take forever.

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NEWLIBRARIAN 12/29/2009 2:27PM

    I am headed to see the pics. I too have been up and down the scales and desire to stay down.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

WOW this morning I felt like I could of just kept on running on my mill. It felt so good. I have mirrors on my side & in front of my mill to see that I keep my shoulders back & me standing well running tall. OH I feel it in my muscles when I run, The after burn is WOW unexplain of a whole body tingle.. I feel refreshed.. I never knew I would ever love to RUN!!.. I challenge myself every time I'm on my mill. I always use the incline & yes I challenge myself on that too besides speed.LOVE IT!!!..;-)

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CHRIS3215 12/23/2009 12:44PM

    Another great workout & another great day.. Feeling fantastic!!!....

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CHRIS3215 12/20/2009 4:12PM

    Today I got up at 4am to do my workout before going to work.. I feel so good still even standing on my feet from 7am -3pm!!..

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CHRIS3215 12/17/2009 11:46AM

    WOOHOO Thanks!! ..I sure am smiling!!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 12/17/2009 11:07AM

    I love days like that too! It feels great to WANT to keep running! I can see you smilin now! emoticon

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I have reached my goal

Friday, December 11, 2009

Yeah I had reached my goal in weightloss & then some. I am in mainting & Yes I continue in my new way of life to live a healthy life style. I LOVE & look forward to my daily workouts.I dont have to go far cause the gym is in my home SO that means no excuse NOT to keep my body the way I like it.I NEVER thought I would ever lose the weight yet let alone be able to wear a 2 in size jeans!! Some say I'm too skinny. Others say I look HOT!! Well I feel great & when I look at old pics I just cant believe it was ME in the pictures I'm seeing. My mind says 'WHO IS THAT!'. But yes it WAS me & there is no way I'm turning back to that . Being as active as I am I'm keeping the medication that messes up what I have done away. I have fibro( I keep moving only take meds if needed for pain) & I also have epilepsy(which I have to control with meds). Nerve damage & I'm a cancer survivor. SO now I have added another title I have LOST the weight!.. I really needed to do it. All the wasted years of 'trying' to lose it & gave up. YOU have to really want to lose it & to do just that you have to stick with it no matter what.HMM so today I feel great.. Thanks to losing all the weight getting healthy & Yes to finding this site 3 yrs ago.. ;-)

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 12/17/2009 11:06AM

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Awesome!!! I'm so happy for you. You've come a long way!!


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TEACHINMOM 12/16/2009 3:02PM

    emoticon on reaching your goal! WAY TO GO!!!

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CHRIS3215 12/16/2009 1:56PM

    WOW I have been having a better day than yesterday. I had a great workout & I got my housework done sooner than I thought I would. WOOHOO have a great day all too!!;-)

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POOH_BEAR_69 12/15/2009 11:24PM

    You've done an amazing job... So glad you enjoy the exercise and will put forth the effort to keep up with your accomplishment!!!

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IZZYBEBOP 12/15/2009 1:47PM

    You're an inspiration to me! Size 2 emoticon. Size 4 is about as small as I can go.

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CHRIS3215 12/15/2009 1:04PM

    WOW today it felt like I was dragging to get my workout done.. The weather is to blame. My fibro is hurting & I wont take the lyrica,for it. Exercise helps me alot with it. BUT when its cold a damp out,thats my enemy all the way.. But I can say yes I did get a good run in even though it took me a little bit longer than normal. I have to work today & I'll be on my feet cooking at the buffet.When I get home I'll take a hot shower take my pain meds(not lyrica) & get a good nights rest!;-)

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BIBS4664 12/14/2009 2:29PM

    Great journey. May you continue to flourish.

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KAMISKIX 12/14/2009 10:21AM

    Your truly an inspiration! Congratulations on not giving up and reaching your goal!

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KFAYJAY 12/13/2009 10:43PM


You are really a trooper and a determined chick! Kudos to you and you most rightly deserve it!!!!

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DBELLE39 12/12/2009 10:39AM

    I am so happy for you, emoticon emoticon on reaching your goal! Be proud of your hard work & efforts as you have now reached victory line!!!

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CHRIS3215 12/12/2009 10:03AM

    Yes I learned you have to not give up cause YES you can do it!!.. This is why so many 'Think' they are failing in losing the weight. Yes it takes time to lose it. But it CAN be done.. Learn to love yourself & be your own best friend too!!..I'm here to help ya all!!.. Have a great day.. ;-)

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NURSESHARK 12/12/2009 7:36AM

    Congratulations! What a great story, thank you for sharing.

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TRENTDREAMER 12/11/2009 6:52PM

    "All the wasted years of 'trying' to lose it & gave up. YOU have to really want to lose it & to do just that you have to stick with it no matter what."
* Major congratulations on achieving your goal! It really is about persistence. As you said, " stick with it no matter what." Thank you for posting this. Continued success to you!!

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CHRIS3215 12/11/2009 1:22PM

    THANKS.Keke & HappyMom8!!. I'm here to help others also.. OH I entered myself in Dr,Oz's weightloss success story.. I also told him to PLEASE go see my Sparkpage cuse there is the WHOLE story!!..I could be asked to be on his show!! WOOHOO.. Wish me LUCK!!;-)

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KEKEIKO 12/11/2009 11:59AM

    In spite of all your hurdles, you have succeeded! It was not an easy path to travel but even today you continue to travel it. Now you're able to reap the benefits of an incredibly fit and healthy body. Bravo! Take pleasure in knowing that your results will encourage others. Hugs, Keke

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HAPPYMOM8 12/11/2009 11:26AM

    You are a remarkable women! congratulations on doing it all for the right reasons! Pat

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