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Happy 2nd Sparkaversary to Me!

Thursday, May 02, 2013

I'm tooting my own horn today. It's been an up and down journey so far, but I'm still on it. That is some kind of record for me.

Almost 40 pounds lighter, much healthier in many ways and more energetic.

Whoo hoo! I'm proud of this accomplishment. Thanks to all the folks who helped me get this far. emoticon

  
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SILVERWITCH59 5/2/2013 10:20PM

    You must be so thrilled. Congrats! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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May Aspirations

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

1. Consistency. Keep track every day.
2. Increase amount of fruit and veg every day.
3. Check in with accountability partner at least 1x per week.
4. Simplify
5. Exercise 6 days of 7
6. Journal at least every other day
7. Have an excellent month!

  
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BARB4HEALTH 5/7/2013 8:06AM

    emoticon I have joined the 5% challenge for discipline and accountability. I have been placed on the Starfish Team. Looking forward to getting started. Sounds like you have a good plan

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SILVERWITCH59 5/2/2013 10:32PM

    Sounds like a great plan emoticon

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NEWCHINELO 5/2/2013 4:54PM

    Yes,you can do it!

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KADULAC 5/2/2013 2:51PM

    emoticon Sounds great!!!

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LEANNAW4 5/2/2013 9:00AM

    Great aspirations!

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DAISY443 5/1/2013 7:51PM

    Great aspirations! Good for you!

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DOVESEYES 5/1/2013 7:26PM

    Great goals. emoticon

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LOVETOLAUGH56 5/1/2013 7:17PM

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Sounds great, thoughtful and extensive

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MICHELLEPHANT 5/1/2013 4:13PM

    Fine aspirations! Best wishes for all the health and happiness your world has to offer!
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JOHNMARTINMILES 5/1/2013 3:08PM

    Seven good goals. The most important are numbers 1 and 7.

Make Today a Great Day!

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My Heart is Bigger, My Eyes Wider

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I started to write this to my team, **Walking/Leslie Sansone Team**, therefore the reference to walking.


I hope that as you were glued to the news this week you walked off some of the tension and anxiety recent events caused. I have to admit, while some of my heart went to those in Boston, my heart goes out everyday to our soldiers who face these situations every day. My eyes are opened wider, though, to include the men and women who work hard everyday for our safety. EMTs, law enforcement and firefighters.

Our country had another awakening, another chance to take heed. We saw bravery as our citizen warriors worked together. On American soil. Ordinary citizens, guests of our country, emergency personell, civil servants - working as a team. It was extrodinary.

I pray much beauty comes from the evil. Families drawing closer, communities getting stronger, every individual realizing how precious life is.

Boast not yourself of to morrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth Proverb 27:1



  
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BABYSMAMA12 4/23/2013 3:54PM

    We need to thank our soldiers and other every day. They put their lives on the line for us all.

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RUTHXG 4/20/2013 8:47PM

    May it be so!

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CARLYG8 4/20/2013 6:47PM

    No one is promised a tomorrow, and these events are a not so gentle reminder to all of us to be ready. My heart aches for those do not have a personal relationship with God.

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LOVETOLAUGH56 4/20/2013 2:30PM

    Yes, my heart goes out to all of Boston and surrounding towns. They have been so traumatized by all of this.
Karen

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DOTTIEJANE1 4/20/2013 1:44PM

    Nice blag welll written and so true God's will , will be .

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AEGISHOT 4/20/2013 12:44PM

    God will continue to keep us as we go out and come in.

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Preparing for Tomorrow

Friday, April 19, 2013

Blew the eating plan for today. Not horribly, but I didn't start out with a plan so was all over the place. Did manage to get all my freggies in and then some though.

Exercise was in small segments. In my world not doing exercise early usually results in just barely getting it in. One of the chores today was hauling wood into the house, and that certainly counts as exercise. I was huffing and puffing when the UPS man came to the door. I told him why but he looked skeptical.

Tomorrow: Pre-breakfast (low glycemic meal in a mug); exercise; small breakfast; stain the legs of the breakfast bar I am making; run into town; walking while hubby is doing his errands; sack lunch; home to scrub kitchen floor and other chores; afternoon planned snack, work outside if not windy/cold; dinner; evening chores; bed. Routine is good for me!

  
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KATI5668 4/19/2013 11:18PM

    sounds good to me...
yep routine is a good thing..
them folks that lives to be 100....
most of them did 2 things...
worked hard everyday
& walked a lot!

lesson there??? ya think??

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/19/2013 9:18PM

    Sounds busy busy busy! Always helps to have a plan which I never do so good for you!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 4/19/2013 8:37PM

    emoticon for the inspiration. Sounds like you are set for tomorrow

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LEANNAW4 4/19/2013 7:14PM

    Sounds busy but sometimes busy is good! For me, busy means that I don't mindlessly eat. I like how active you are; keep it up!

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DAISY443 4/19/2013 5:33PM

    You're makin' me tired just looking at what you're going to accomplish!

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KADULAC 4/19/2013 3:14PM

    I'm the same, if I don't workout in the morning, it isn't likely to get done. Hope today is going better for you.

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BARB4HEALTH 4/19/2013 9:06AM

    Planning a routine is good. Executing it is the greatest! emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 4/19/2013 7:04AM

    Have a healthy day!

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CYALE76 4/19/2013 5:13AM

    You have a busy day planned emoticon

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DOVESEYES 4/19/2013 2:18AM

    Sounds busy!!!

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WENDYJM4 4/19/2013 1:13AM

    busy day planned

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Teamwork

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hubby informed me this morning he needs to lose 5 lbs over the next 2 weeks for his army weigh-in. I lose slowly, but being male he'll have no problem. What an opportunity for me to share more of the recipes I've created and accumulated, mostly from SP. What an opportunity to get into the evening spring walk routine and weekend hike. emoticon

I'm excited about this. I'm always babbling about my challenges, progress and obstacles and he's a good listener. I know sometimes he's being more polite than interested. It turns out that babble was seeds. I'm sure many little tidbits will be remembered.

Timing is perfect. It's the last week of the 5% winter challenge. Summer family gatherings are around the corner as well, and this will be a great jump off point for both of us together to be a team and reach our goals. Not to mention be more prepared for the March for Babies on the 27th.

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KADULAC 4/19/2013 3:07PM

    That is great. It's so much better when our family is on the same page we are.

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MRSBETH99 4/17/2013 8:04PM

    How excellent! I'm hoping that I'm planting seeds with my husband as well.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 4/16/2013 4:38PM

    That is nice! I wish my BF would get into the zone I am, I know we would be so successful together! Last week!!

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KATI5668 4/16/2013 12:36PM

    always more fun when you got a work out buddy with ya!


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LEANNAW4 4/15/2013 10:43PM

    That's great! What a cool thing that you and your DH can share.

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DONNACFIT 4/15/2013 9:24PM

    emoticon You can do it..together!!

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/15/2013 3:36PM

    emoticon emoticon A couple of months ago I went to eating a low carb diet. It's not a diet though, it's how I prefer to eat. It took a while but now Randy is doing it with me. I know I feel better since adopting this low carb way of eating.

It's soo much easier for men to lose weight because they naturally have more lean muscles than women and of course all of that testosterone that they have running through their bodies helps as well. emoticon

Great to hear that Mo is doing this with you now. Those walks will definitely help! So glad that the two of you will be working as a team now!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 4/15/2013 2:37PM

    Isn't it great to have a partner to share your experience with. No doubt he'll appreciate all that knowledge you've gained in your journey!

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PAULALALALA 4/15/2013 1:53PM

    Great timing!

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DAISY443 4/15/2013 1:44PM

    Good luck to hubbie. If he eliminates salt that will help, too!

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SWANATOPIA 4/15/2013 9:54AM

    That's great news!

I am planting the seeds here as well.

I think it's working.....

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BEATLETOT 4/15/2013 9:37AM

    Eeee! I'm so excited for you!!! Timing IS perfect! Let us know how it goes with him! =)

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 4/15/2013 9:21AM

    Best wishes to you both!

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DARJR50 4/15/2013 7:40AM

  While it may be a general rule that men lose faster it is not always been true. I have been stuck right around the 200# mark for over 4 months now. I finally saw a slight drop last week.

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BLUENOSE63 4/15/2013 7:06AM

  I hear ya on that.....seems like men just need to quit drinking beer during the week (even if it is one or two), drink more water and voila off comes the weight.....Darn it

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