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The eve of my 35 Birthday!!!!!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Picture at my 32 Birthday. silly.

One thing I know...... God is faithful and I love myself today more then I ever have.

On the eve of my 35th birthday......... I will not be sad.

I WILL embrace life head on!!!!!!!!!

My journey continues... and I go to bed feeling blessed......


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BECOMINGDEB 4/6/2011 2:48PM

    Nothing wrong with being silly! Happy birthday!

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SYLVIALYNN2 4/6/2011 1:14AM

    Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to my Spark Friend,
Happy Birthday to you.

Enjoy each year. They become more fun and precious each year. As you get older, you get bolder and find it easier to speak up and advocate for yourself.

You Rock!
Happy Birthday!

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BACKTOTEN12 4/5/2011 11:20PM

    Have a happy birthday! Hope you do something fun! emoticon Happy Birthday to you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/5/2011 10:00PM

    Hey, happy birthday! You're a youngster compared to me, so enjoy your YOUTH! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I said the CRAZIEST thing to my trainer today, by accident!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Day 43 of my health journey

ok........ So I joined a gym! Yeah!!!!!! emoticon

Yesterday I went to the gym in the afternoon and walked for 30 min pushing myself to a 3.3... it was hard to even do that.... but I did it! I then spent 15 minutes stretching in the locker room and I left feeling very proud of myself!!

Today- I wake up at 530 am. (Huge deal) take the dog out, pack up my bag and head to the gym emoticon emoticon

I had signed up to meet with a trainer this morning to discuss a plan.
I meet him, he seems nice enough, and we begin talking..........

About 20 minutes in to us figuring out the plan, He begins talking to me about getting a protein shake! and here's how the story goes......

He says, "You should get a protein shake to take after you work out."
" Most women look at me like I'm NUTS when I tell them this."

What I mean to say, "I'm not looking at you like your NUTS."


HYSTERICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I begin laughin hysterically! and apologized while I was laughing.

His response was- Well I'm glad your not! (with a smile)

SO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!! So who knows what this new trainer thinks of me... but you know what?? WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!! I'm there to gain as much info and support from him about exercise! So if he thinks I'm crazy then good! cuz I am! :) :)

I feel great about the plan we have set up.......


Monday- Cardio and Upper body machines
Tuesday- Cardio and Lower body machines
Wednesday- Cardio
Thursday- Cardio and Upper body
Friday- Cardio and Lower body

I showered at the gym........ I tried not to be grossed out about it... I wore my flip flops and said a prayer that there weren't any diseases floating around......

I felt soo proud of myself when I walked out of that gym with my work clothes on, makeup, hair did, lookin cute. Cuz even though I weigh over 300 pounds... I still look cute!!!!!! It has taken me 34 years to realize this!!!
p.s.- my 35 BIRTHDAY IS WEDNESDAY!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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LEASH119 4/6/2011 7:55AM

    hhaha your so funny! but good for you for joining a gym thats awesome!! :)

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SYLVIALYNN2 4/6/2011 1:20AM

    During the disposition at my divorce 30 years ago, my ex meant to say that his gut was tied in knots. What he said was my nuts are in knots. Too funny and such a Freudian slip. Thanks for the laugh, your ability to laugh at yourself and the reminder of how much better my life has been without the ex. Happy Birthday!

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PUGRAD1995 4/4/2011 10:37PM

    you go girl! And happy birthday! emoticon

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BECOMINGDEB 4/4/2011 8:32PM

    ha ha ha... whoops!

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JJOELYNNN 4/4/2011 7:18PM

    Hahaha I just literally laughed out loud. That's too funny.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 4/4/2011 6:52PM

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FREES1 4/4/2011 3:15PM

    good to have humor!! stay away from the shakes!
happy early birthday!

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BACKTOTEN12 4/4/2011 2:46PM

    that is too funny! I'm so glad you joined a gym and have a plan. If I don't have a plan, I put it off until I don't have time to do anything. Are you doing any South Beaching anymore? I still try to keep my protein higher and track my food. Not sure it's really south beach anymore. Hope your gym membership will keep you on track. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CELTGIRL1974 4/4/2011 2:11PM

    It's always good if your trainer thinks you a little crazy! I love my trainer at the gym and I know he thinks I'm crazy. That way we have a lot of fun and you don't realize you are working out until you are done!

I have been working with him for almost a year now and am addicted to hitting the gym 5-6 days a week, 4 with him. I love it. Keep going and stay positive!

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FISHTAILS444 4/4/2011 1:49PM

    So funny!!! Good for you on joining the Gym!! Have a great B-day!

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JJRUTT 4/4/2011 1:48PM

  We have all been there and said crazy things, but as long as we can laugh at our selves that is the best thing. Happy Early Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day.

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JULIENMM 4/4/2011 1:47PM

    Happy birthday in advance! Too funny about what you said! LOL

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ALEXESQ33 4/4/2011 1:46PM

    u made me LOL @ work - i look like I'm nuts haha

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Weight Loss vs Health Gain (day 35)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weight Loss vs Health Gain

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My entire life the constant theme is........... I need to lose weight... I need to lose weight.. I need to lose weight..................

and the entire time the scale has continued to creep up!

My focus has been: I HAVE TO LOSE WEIGHT BECAUSE I AM FAT..... and the reality of what has happened is the opposite..... I have GAINED more weight, I have GAINED more self esteem issues, I have GAINED pain and heart ache...........


It's Time to GAIN HEALTH!

Instead of always thinking... I need to lose weight, I need to lose weight.... I am going to replace it with----

I want to GAIN HEALTH, I want to GAIN HEALTH!!!! and here are the reasons why
1. I truly do love myself.
2. I truly do think I am beautiful inside and out
3. I truly love life and am excited for the new adventures ahead
4. I truly love my husband and want a better life with him.
5. I truly love God and want to serve him to my full potential!

I am TIRED of feeling bad about myself because I don't Lose weight fast enough.... NO!! I AM STOPPING THIS! I want to GAIN HEALTH, one step at a time!

I also want to be brutally honest with myself and others through this journey..... which is why I am tracking everything!!! Including the doritos I had a few weeks ago.... Including the Yodels chocolate cream things I snuck and ate in my car last week..... I have a feeling that the scale is going to go up a bit when I weigh in tomorrow... but that is ok! I am going to be honest with myself and track whatever the scale says......The Truth Will Set Us Free!!!!!

I had a few bad days last week.... so what? I am movin on!!!!!!!! In the past I would have been so ashamed about the bad choices that I would have completely stopped my journey... but THIS TIME THERE IS NO STOPPING!!!!!!!!! I will be 35 in a week and a half and it's time to grow up and put into practice all the things that I truly do believe.... That God loves me, He has a plan for me which is good, and that I have to take care of this one and only body that I have been given.....

This week I need to exercise more... and I will track whatever exercise I do.... BECAUSE MY FOCUS IS------------------ I want to GAIN HEALTH!!!!!!!!

Keep on loving yourself enough to change! Keep Going Spark Peeps!!!!!!

Me a few years ago :)

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SYLVIALYNN2 4/6/2011 1:29AM

    Love your attitude. When we were toddlers, learning to walk, we often fell down. Did we cry, sometimes, but the important thing is that we got up and tried it again. Each time we got more stable and in control of our bodies. The same holds true with regaining our health. It is not so important as to how we got to where we are today. What is important is what are we going to do about it. Just for today, I can make better, more healthful choices. Then tomorrow, I can repeat, "Just for today, I can make healthier choices." Doing that each day, one day at a time, taking those baby steps, will see us standing on our feet, running, jumping and living the live we were meant to live and serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, and those he puts in our paths to encourage along the way just as others are encouraging us now. Thank you, God for Spark People and all the people who make this website available at no cost.

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DEBRA106 3/31/2011 6:01PM

    You are so right about focusing on the good gains. I went to the dr today and even tho my weight is stuck, sigh, my cholestrol is down 10 points! So I am a bit healthier. Also my dr has referred me to a nutritionist, so I am even more optimistic. I wouldn't have thought to ask her for that--she is the best! Something to request for some extra help if you haven't yet. Good luck--you are on the right track!

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BECOMINGDEB 3/28/2011 3:31PM

    Great attitude! Best wishes on your healthy journey!

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ADESSO1234 3/27/2011 9:19PM

  I love this post!! Way to go girl. You've got a great attitude. This is going to be a great year for you :)

I'm so glad you didn't waste a moment beating yourself up about a few missteps you had this past week. That's the most important thing I've learned here at Spark. Missteps & a bad day(or two) are all part of the process. I've finally learned to stop beating myself up & throwing in the towel...because you don't have to be perfect to be wonderful!

Have a fanatastic week girl! emoticon

I Love the pic btw-so cute!!

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ZELDA13 3/27/2011 7:19PM

    Good for you! I recently said the same thing. I finally have my focus. Of course, it started when my doctor suggested I consider lap band surgery. I was - surgery, really? NO WAY. I have messed up and it's OK. Even the spearmint leaves I had last night that put me over my calorie range. In the long run, it will all work out. Keep working at it. Make yourself proud!


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    Awww, love the picture. I'm glad you are focusing on health and not just numbers on the scale. Loving yourself instead of beating yourself up. I know that can be one of the biggest things to adjust too and it's a struggle. Like Plantaholics said, you have a great plan laid out. Success is yours for the taking so get out there and get it. Good luck!

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PLANTAHOLICS 3/27/2011 5:04PM

    emoticon - sounds like you've got a great plan laid out! Keep up the hard work!

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May 17th!!!!! I survived a work party!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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I survived a work party!!

Today I was in charge of a co-workers birthday party. She requested brownies and Mint Choc Chip Ice cream! MY two fav's!!!!!

So yesterday I headed to Shoprite and bought brownies with gooey fudge frosting on the top,,,the smell wafted through my car as I drove home...and I stood my ground! Those brownies will not get the best of me. There will be a day and time one day when I can have a small brownie, but TODAY is not that day!
Yes, I did buy her the Mint Chip ice cream........... but I bought Sugar Free ice cream as well so I could have a little bit..... and some lite cool whip!

Most people at the party actually had the sugar free ice cream instead! I just wish they would all get the hint and when it is there time to be in charge, they should get healthy options for those who are watching their calories!

But, regardless, I can't change other people, I can only change MYSELF and My CHOICES!

I can't change my husband......... who continues to be in denial about his diabetes........

Today was a good day.... a very good day...
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BACKTOTEN12 3/19/2011 7:55AM

    Great going! You CAN do it!! You're proving it every day. Keep it up. I'm doing so much better on phase II. It's probably mostly mental!! Have a great weekend. Stay sparked. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BECOMINGDEB 3/18/2011 3:56PM

    Kudos to you! I LOVE brownies and mint chocolate chip ice cream too! Now I'm craving them both! I do think I will make my black bean brownies as a way to compromise with myself!

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MARYONAMISSION 3/17/2011 10:45PM

    Yay, for your good day!!! It's awesome that you stood your ground and won. Keep it up girlie!

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LILYBETHSMOM 3/17/2011 8:42PM

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You did and AWESOME job!!! Good for you!

Blessings & Healthy Eating!

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March 14th... good day

Monday, March 14, 2011


Today was a good day........... peaceful..... full of gratitude.... knowing I'm on the right track....

I didn't have any vegetables all day however.... so tomorrow will be a veggie blitz!!!! emoticon

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BECOMINGDEB 3/16/2011 12:13AM

    Glad you had a good day yesterday and hope you had a nice one today too.

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