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Going to the cabin!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Really excited to go to the cabin since we couldn't go last weekend. I hope I can do the Challenge without my internet connection. I printed out the sheets for Sat and Sunday's videos and I'll do Friday's before I leave.

I walked a different route at lunch and went to a small grocery store. I went in to see if they had Kashi granola bars, but they didn't have them. They have more protein and fewer sugars than the Quaker bars I have been eating.

Nothing else going on. Have a nice weekend everyone!

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RURAL3 1/14/2010 11:49PM

    Have fun and get energized Nancy. I hear those Kashi bars are good for you.

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GRANNY1972 1/14/2010 8:01PM

    Have a great weekend at the cabin! See you next week!

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GABY1948 1/14/2010 7:30PM

    Have a WONDERFUL weekend, Nancy! You know I envy you. I hope you find the Kashi bars, Kashi Go Lean is the only cereal I will eat and I have gotten so many others hooked on it. Kashi anything is great.
Again, enjoy your weekend.

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Enjoying the Attention

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

When I have lost weight in the past, I was always embarrassed when someone mentioned that I had lost weight, or that I looked good. This time, I don't feel uncomfortable at all. I feel great. I think that previously I have worried that I would gain the weight back. This time I'm not worried about that at all. I am learning ways to live for the rest of my life. I also worried about the possibility of attracting male attention. I'm not worried about that any more. I am confident this time. I know who I am and what I want.

Does anybody identify with this?

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RURAL3 1/14/2010 11:50PM

    I think this time we are doing it for ourselves. Before we just did it because we thought we had to. New attitude=new life

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MTNGRL 1/14/2010 1:43PM

    I always try to deny that I've lost any weight. I usually make some kind of joke, like oh, it just shifted around or no, this has always been baggy. Now if I continue to lose weight, which I hope I will, I will say YES I am! and I am doing it to be healthy.

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GABY1948 1/14/2010 6:36AM

    I also relate to how you feel this time losing the weight. For me, it was the difference in getting older and losing weight for HEALTH and not SKINNY. For me, it is no longer a choice and that has made it much easier. I feel better than I did in my 20s and who can argue with that?

Glad you are progressing so well!


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AMICHT 1/13/2010 9:52PM

    I can totally relate to what you wrote! GOOD FOR YOU! I hope I feel as great when I hit 50lbs as you do! I think the difference this time, for me, is that as I gradually head toward my weight loss & fitness goals, I'm also heading toward my healthy thinking goals.


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  Yes, I do I used to be thin then i gained weight and everybody wanted to say something about that. Now that i have lost 90 pounds I feel good and positive and I know what I was doing wrong so I am sure I can keep it off. I never ate alot but I was a maid so I never gained weight but after I started working in an office all the weight poured on. Trust me I know just how you feel and it is a GREAT FEELING!!!! emoticon

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Sparked and Sparking

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Not much to say today. Life is Good. I am feeling strong, healthy and confident. Even work is going better. I would still rather be at home, but I can be productive at work and the day goes by faster. I feel so blessed to have found this web site. I have tried to Spark to friends, but they just don't seem interested. I think you have to be ready for this kind of a life change. Most people want a quick fix to their weight problems. I will keep sparking. When someone is ready they will at least know that the site exists.

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CHAIMANN 1/12/2010 10:40PM

    It was several years from the first time I heard about SP until I finally joined last year. You are right - people are ready when they are ready.

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GABY1948 1/12/2010 7:57PM

    You are so right! Just keep trying and you may be there at someone's "crisis" time or AHA moment! Good blog, keep 'em coming!

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RURAL3 1/12/2010 9:26AM

    I think you are right Nancy. People have to be ready otherwise they think we are preachy. Everyone is looking for the quick fix and it just isn't there. Glad to hear you are feeling great again. emoticon

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First Week of Bootcamp

Monday, January 11, 2010

I really enjoyed the first week of Bootcamp. I did all the videos, modifying some of the exercises so I could do them. I did 45 min of aerobics each day. I ate within my calorie range every day and it worked. I lost 3 lbs and passed the 50 pound lost mark.

I really can't believe it. I've never enjoyed losing weight this much before. I feel healthy and energetic. Not in the least bit deprived. It's great!

I'm also reading the Spark and working the 28 day program. It's a lot easier the 2nd time around.

Thank you all for being here helping me all the way!

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SCIGEEK 1/11/2010 10:46PM

    emoticon emoticon on the weight loss! Keep up the great work!

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MTNGRL 1/11/2010 8:20PM

    emoticon on passing the 50 pound mark!

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Nice Weekend

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I really enjoyed my weekend at home. We don't do this very often. I just wish the weather had been warmer today. I wanted to take Bucky for a walk in the park but I don't go outside when its below freezing. Brrrrrr.

I had fun visiting with friends and family and my DH and I got to work on our Budget figures for 2009 so we can set up our budget for 2010.

I am also reading Nicholas Sparks' (nice name!) latest book "The Last Song". I checked it out of the library last Monday after waiting a month for it and I have to have it back tomorrow.

So, I'm off to read!


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RURAL3 1/10/2010 9:50PM

    I think I will get off and read myself. Cuddle up under a blanket and get to it. I am reading Book of Hours by T. Davis Bunn. It is a mystery. I use the library frequently. I used to buy a lot of books but then they just sat on the shelf after I read them. Money down the drain so to speak so now I am a library fanatic. It sounds like you don't get your books very long. We have 3 weeks and can renew 2X if no one is waiting.

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DAISYBELL6 1/10/2010 7:55PM

    I got back into reading when we bought our cabin 3 years ago. With no TV or telephone, I read when I can't go out and walk.

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GABY1948 1/10/2010 7:30PM

    You did have a nice weekend. Good for you. And it was productive too! I love to read but never have time to anymore. I keep myself busy too much and then if I try to slow down and read I actually feel guilty. I have to get far enough along that I can work on that too!
Have a great week, Daisy!

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MTNGRL 1/10/2010 5:38PM

    I love to read. I will put that on my "Library List"! My friends and I exchange books often, well they buy them and I read them, lol! I try to get to the library often. Glad you had a nice weekend!

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