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Happy Wed!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Back to work after having 4 days off.. wasn't feeling so great on easter.. had flu but still managed to eat good and not too much! Now i am back to my old self and exercising ! I so missed that, it is such a habit now with me i am always thinking of what fun things i can do to exercise. I love to be on treadmill and bike riding but want to try hiking and maybe tennis.
Hope you all have a great day and make each day count.. we all can DO this and i am here to help all my spark friends!

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CINDIDIT 4/16/2009 9:50AM

    I always seem to get the flu on a holiday too, glad you are feeling better.
Hiking sounds fun, but everywhere around here is flat that I know of.

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VICKI-BISHOP-56 4/15/2009 5:36PM

  Sorry to hear you were sick on Easter. Glad you're feeling better.
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FRESHDAISES 4/15/2009 11:18AM

    Maybe the next time I come down that way I can bring my tennis rackets with me and we can go out and throw the ball around. Maybe we can plan a girls hiking trip somewhere semi local??? Glad to hear that you're feeling better and thanks for all of your motivation. XOXOX

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When do u know your at your goal weight?

Monday, April 13, 2009

I do think i am at mine now.. but i am never sure..I guess if you watch tv and some movie stars or whatever talk about being a size 2 or 4.. and i just cant imagine being that small. I am big borned of German decsent.. and have this body that is more square and i think if i lose more i wont look so good.. so i am trying not to lose more just to one up.. you know the waist and stomach.. ! always hard places to work on.. last ones to lose..
Just want everyone to remeber u have to decide on what weight you feel good at.. not what you think u should be at.. we all have different body shapes and dont all look good at a size 2 or 4 or even 10.. so dont try to be too skinny.. just Right size!!!

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MSLZZY 4/22/2009 5:15PM

    I am also of German descent, the whole family was German as far back as we can trace. There is something to say about bone structure and frame size when deciding how much weight looks good! I will never apologize for my heritage because it has given me wonderful ethnic foods to enjoy and make for my family.
Your comments are very true! I'll never be a movie star but I can learn to love myself enough to say I am healthy and look good. And my family loves me for who I am! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your wisdom! emoticon

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MYTURN11 4/14/2009 8:20AM

    Hi Geri,

You look absolutely wonderful and I understand what you are saying. Thank you for posting this and this is what I try to relay to my daughter and my step daughters. My daughter looks like her Dad and is of German descent and she is beautifully big boned. That is why she never takes a bad picture because of the bone definition in her face.

I try to stay away from clothing numbers as a goal. I believe that for me, setting a goal of a size 2 or 4 would never be realistic for me considering my Irish small frame and bone structure, and if I was at a healthy weight, and if I worked out for muscle definition.

The smallest size I have worn in the past, when - being a consistent 125lbs when working out, running, doing high impact aerobics and weight lifting was a 10. This would be from the age of 33. The muscle development of my back during this timeframe would make a 7 too tight. I was a very comfortable 10. It has more to do with the feel and comfort of the clothes rather than a number.

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CINDIDIT 4/14/2009 7:25AM

    You are right. I have seen friends who once they learned to lose weight they carry it too far, start looking gaunt. You know when everyone starts asking if you are ill that you took it too far, lol. You look great. I don't know what my final weight will be. I set out for 150, and I will decide when the time is right. It may be at 150, or before, or after. I will see.
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OREAD_1 4/14/2009 1:03AM

    I totally agree with you. Being the right size for me is what I am aiming at. Not what I wore in my teens or twenty's. Good for you!

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TEAPOT57 4/14/2009 12:10AM

    Hi Geri,
You look good . So what's your new goal? I am very proud of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EARTHSEAME 4/13/2009 5:23PM

    It is difficult sometimes knowing when to stop. I remember that at one point, I could see my ribs show a little bit above my breasts but I still had fat on my thighs and stomach. I thought I looked better after gaining a few more pounds!

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The dream come true!

Friday, March 13, 2009

I always dreamed of losing a lot and being skinny.. but never thought i could do it! And funny thing is i always thought i was always fat.. and i wasnt.. when i lived at home i was skinny but my parents made me think i was fat.. so its all how we think of ourselves and how we grew up and our self asteem. And of course i gained a lot after my kids and for different reasons but now i delt with why i gained and when i got here i was so ready to lose and be a thinner me! And after more than a year i did it! And i tell you.. you dont realize when you have been so over weight as i was.. just the little things mean so much.. just doing stuff you couldnt do before. It is a dream come true and i will never been that fat person again.. I have a new outlook on life and do so manmy things differently , and most of all i love myself!!!!!!!!!!!

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KEEPSAKES66 3/30/2009 8:06PM

    you are really inspirational! I am looking forward to getting there- I have always had a distorted self image- when i was in high school I weighed 115 and thought I was a blimp- oh to go back to that!!! (The weight not high school , not my favorite years)

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CHERIE55 3/24/2009 8:30AM

    I remember when my fat weight was 135! My highest weight in my pregnancies was 164! Who would have thought I would top out at 228 to 232!!! It is so nice to be getting slim again! I remember some referring to me as skinny when I was growing up but by age 14 I wore a 36 D bra. My measurements were 36 22 34! Well I am back to the 36 but it is a B now and the 22 inch waist is now a 33 and the hips...well about 42 but my age is 57 now and menopause is the frontrunner in my life now! I keep wishing the hot flashes were me sweating off the pounds and inches but it doesn't seem to work that way. But I am only 8.8 pounds away from the weight the Dr wants me I am well on my way too!

Geri you look really really awesome! I am so happy for you! Hugs and Love for you, My Friend.

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LMS32164 3/19/2009 10:30AM

  I can't wait to join you in loving myself! Congratulations for your success. I also thought I was fat when I was young and weighed 125. Lord would I love to be there again. My first goal is to get out of the 200's. I have 66 lbs to go. Thank you for being a friend!

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CAREWREN 3/13/2009 12:22PM

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your experience, and for doing it so enthusiastically. I feel better just reading it!

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Reached my goal! so doing a new one!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

I did reach my goal and feel awesome! was a long year but i made it! A lot of ups and downs but i was very determinded to do it and wouldnt let anything get in my way! Now my husband wants to lose weight and is walking with me and eating much better. And that is hard for him cause his work hes a cook!So hes around food a lot. But he sees me doing it and he wants to be healthy and look better too! so i am doing another goal,a little smaller just to keep me going and so i dont slide back and start gaining. Not worried about nummbers on the scale just want to challange myself. !! Now everyone can do that.. keep challanging yourself to do more and more its what keeps me on tract..

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CHERIE55 3/24/2009 8:33AM

    Great Job Geri! I am happy for you and Hubby! It will come off for him too! You both look so happy in all of your pictures!

Great Job reaching those goals!

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TW1709 2/28/2009 8:54PM

    Hey girl, you look fantastic! Congrats on meeting your goal. I've been gone from SP for a few months but, I back again. Hope to hear from you soon.


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KATRINAKAT23 2/21/2009 9:21PM

  Congratulations!! You have done great!

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TEAPOT57 2/1/2009 2:41PM

    Hi Geri,
You are awesome and I am so proud of you. You are a very determined women and that is how you reached your goal.
I need to become more determined and get back into a routine to get this weight off.
So what's your new goal? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A new year... Some sad stuff

Friday, January 23, 2009

Well its the new year and been busy.!!! I have lost about 100 pounds now and working out each day.. challenging myself to keep going and be more fit and healthy! working out 60 mins and more.. not always on treadmill some days doing exercise dvds... keeping it fun and keeping my self on tract!... .The most important thing for me is to be healthy and to be close to my family and friends and keep in touch with them. So trying to do that.
I love SP and trying to help as many as i can.. I sure i have helped some..!!!

The hardest thing this year is when my brother in law(husbands brother) and his wife were in a big fire( their traller) and she was killed and he is in the hosptial with 2 to 3 degree burns over his upper body. We are going to see him this weekend and see some of husbands family as well.. we were always so close to this brother and his wif and kids hen we used to live in bay area, we lost touch when we moved to where we are now, but got back in touch a few months ago at a family gathering, My husband cried when he saw his brother and it was a wonerful visit for him ! Now this happened and its so sad, all we can do i hope and pray my brother in law will make it thru and be ok..

make each day count cause we never know when something might happen to any of us!! Hugss and love to all.. Geri

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GYPSYHEART 1/24/2009 9:11PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you face this tragedy. Your BIL will need much support in the weeks and months to come as he deals with the loss of his wife and recovers from his injuries. He is especially in my prayers.

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BACK2OLDME 1/24/2009 12:50AM

    I wish your family well I know that has to be hard to deal with. Please know that you are in my prayers. Also the comments from you keep me moving. :)

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CAREWREN 1/23/2009 5:40PM

    I wish you, your husband and all your family well. My heartfelt condolences on this family tragedy.

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NOJUBL 1/23/2009 5:16PM

    Hi May, I'm sorry to hear about your brother in law and wife. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to see the tragedies of life up close. I truly hope your brother in law recovers quickly. I'm sure it is a great comfort to him to have contact with his brother and you again. Take good care.. my thoughts are with you and your family.. Julia

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