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Sunday, August 04, 2013

I re-read my spinning my wheels profile paragraph that I updated in November 2011, after being on SP for 4 1/2 years. I had to laugh at myself when I read the part that maybe I was a little smarter.
I am nearly two years older and feel dumber than ever. Yes, I am down about 5 more pounds than when that paragraph was written and in years past I would have given up or at least been on a weight gaining spree, but feel like things ingeneral have not changed.
I did read something the other day. "Pick your hard". Losing weight, maintaining, or being fat. They are all hard. I guess maintaining isn't so bad. Small losses at a time don't feel like progress, but in reality, they are. I have not seen my weight over 225 since starting SP and I couldn't say that 10 years ago.
I am happy that I am close to the 180's. (I actually have been in there and out and back a few times in the last 6 months) I am down 30 plus pounds and very grateful for that. I have a more active lifestyle and a healthier eating pattern. I guess that's progress.

  
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NAN71486 10/25/2013 12:57PM

    I'm back after being gone a long time. I'm going to try again to reach my goals. I've been looking around Sparks to see if any of my old friends are active on the site! Would love to hear from you! Love you blog! emoticon

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ALL4BMI 8/9/2013 6:23AM

   
Oh yes, it is!

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KAREN608 8/9/2013 12:22AM

    Little by little, ounce by ounce,
a bit lighter on your feet, and less to bounce.

I am one of the slowest losers here I think.
Have a long way before leaving 200's but
working at it. Setbacks abound but my
face is set to the goal. Keep at it.
Learning new ways of eating and moving
seem to take some of us longer to get
the hang of. And keeping weight off and
not regaining it all is progress.

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MOTHEPRO 8/5/2013 11:53AM

    Being active and eating healthier are definitely progress!
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MPARKER67 8/5/2013 11:07AM

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LYNNWANNABE 8/5/2013 6:07AM

    Picking hard is made easier with SP though.. and for the first time I hope to reach maintenance for life because its not going to be as hard now that I've found affordable support. (Does that make sense?)

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HARMONYAGAIN 8/4/2013 9:51PM

    Pick your hard.

Biy do I like that phrase

I am going to try to keep that in mind. emoticon

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LISACHOSECHANGE 8/4/2013 6:23PM

    You are right you need to pick your hard. If you are happy where you are them maintenance is where you should go It is up to you. I know it is hard but you really can do it

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RAMA62 8/4/2013 5:54PM

    Dee -

You are right. That IS progress. I like the saying you quoted, "Pick your hard." Because it is darn hard to be fat. I don't think of that when I'm whining to myself about how hard it is to stick to a healthy eating program.

As long as you don't give up, you're ahead of the game....

Deb
RAMA62

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ANNETTE117 8/4/2013 12:34PM

    It is progress. Well done!

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doing well

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wanted to upload a photo but I don't have that option on my phone. Maybe to my page. Omg this place is gorgeous. I can't believe how nice this room is and the price for Hawaii residents is reasonable.
Nope. Couldn't figure out how. Guess I'll upload to Facebook.

  
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MOTHEPRO 7/11/2013 1:37PM

    It sounds nice!

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MPARKER67 7/11/2013 11:43AM

    Saw it on Facebook. Like I said there, wish I was there.


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MS.ELENI 7/11/2013 11:23AM

    I have to message pictures to my computer and then save it on computer.
Sounds like a great place.

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flying today

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Gotta fly to Oahu today for work. Ill be there until the end of the week. we'll see if I can keep posting and checking in on my phone. I am a little nervous about food intake. I have no idea what places are near to where I will be staying. ugh.

  
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SMILINGEYES2 7/11/2013 1:41AM

    It is exciting being in new places. Hope your class is informative and energizing. I am sure you will do well with your activities as well as diet. emoticon

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SURFMONKEY17 7/10/2013 11:48PM

    I haven't been to Oahu in quite a few years, but it is definitely possible to eat healthy there. Lots of good places, and almost every restaurant has some healthy choices, especially if you like fish. I would also hit a grocery store to stock up the purse with some healthy snacks. You can do it! Enjoy your stay!

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MOTHEPRO 7/10/2013 2:29PM

    Traveling can be really hard on your food intake. It's hard to stick to your calorie range when you're limited to restaurant or banquet type meals. But on the other hand, you may discover a great new restaurant!
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MPARKER67 7/10/2013 11:38AM

    I loved Oahu. Hope you are near a beach LOL

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The Award photo

Thursday, July 04, 2013

I finally got the official pics taken at the award ceremony. Not my favorite pic of me, but the best one they took. Its a decent memory though.

  
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SURFMONKEY17 7/10/2013 11:42PM

    I like the pic. You look genuinely happy. I love pics like this where you can just feel the emotion. Congrats again on the award!

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MPARKER67 7/8/2013 9:31AM

    The memory is more important.

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HARMONYAGAIN 7/5/2013 2:57PM

    You look lovely and the smile is so very genuine emoticon

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ANNETTE117 7/4/2013 8:50PM

    You look great! Congrats on the award.

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MOTHEPRO 7/4/2013 3:48PM

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JAMBABY0 7/4/2013 1:20PM

    Looks good

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RONNIEHUEY 7/4/2013 1:16PM

    Happy picture!

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I just realized something.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I almost took it for granted. Three years ago I visited Florida and went to the Universal theme parks. I could not ride some of the rides because of my size. They have these "try" areas outside the ride and last time I was excluded because I could not get in (or in one case out) of the seat/safety bars. This did not happen this year. I was able to fit in all the rides!! I took it for granted until I read today's Spark Coach visualization. Imagine that, I nearly missed an opportunity for gratitude.

  
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RONNIEHUEY 7/4/2013 1:17PM

    Awesome!

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FITFRIT 7/1/2013 7:54PM

    I remember hating those try it before you ride it spots...now I snicker at them

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MPARKER67 7/1/2013 9:20AM

    That is so awesome. emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 6/30/2013 9:45PM

    Congrats on the NSV!!

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TERRY0217 6/30/2013 6:38PM

    Wasn't that a great surprise!!! Congrats! emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 6/30/2013 6:23PM

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What a great non-scale victory!

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GRAMMY_22 6/30/2013 4:55PM

    Way too cool!!!!! emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 6/30/2013 4:43PM

    If we take the time, we will find there are a lot of things for which we give thanks to God. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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