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Apple Blossom Time

Friday, April 30, 2010

A.B. is a local festival in VA. Last night we went to the Disco Fever Party for the first time. I had a blast! Burned off over 700 calories dancing, according to SP. Woo hoo! Having a ball and getting fit. :)

Tomorrow is the big parade. Val Kilmer is the grand marshal. He's not aged well, but he's a pretty big name for this festival (usually has-beens whose last hit movie was in the last decade or longer - ha!). My daughter is so excited to see the bands, fire dept. princesses and the festival queen. The weather is supposed to be great (maybe a little TOO hot). Looking forward to a great day!

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AMYMOMOF2LS 5/3/2010 7:54AM

    wow it sounds like y'all had a GREAT time and a HUGE WAHOO for burning 700 calories dancing!! that is AMAZING!! Keep up the hard work!! And I loved your pictures!! It looked like soo much fun!!! Have a Great Week! :)

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ECAT77 5/1/2010 10:30PM

    Let's just say Val Kilmer has not aged well. Not looking so hot. LOL

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MELTEAGUE 4/30/2010 10:01PM

    Enjoy , Val Kilmer is kinda a big name! lol

now if it was Robert Pattenson!!! WOW!!lol

have a great time nonetheless!

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New clothes, new size

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Finally got to do a little shopping today! We don't have a lot of extra money so I'm waiting to buy things for as long as possible, but a Festival in town this weekend is providing opportunites to dress up. I needed to get 2 shirts. Trying on clothes was fun again! I took one of the size I've been wearing and one size smaller into the dressing room with me. I cannot tell you how great it felt to be able to purchase the smaller size!

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 4/28/2010 5:20PM


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AWOLF24 4/28/2010 4:42PM

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AMYMOMOF2LS 4/28/2010 4:32PM

    WAHOOOO GREAT JOB!!! Isn't that soo much fun!! :)
Enjoy your event!! And deffinitly enjoy wearing a shirt that is smaller!! :)

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KBALINSKI 4/28/2010 9:41AM

    Congrats! What a great feeling, and a little something to keep you motivated! Nice job!!!

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DAISYZMOM 4/27/2010 11:29PM

    Woo Hoo! I love buying smaller sizes!!!

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MARIA49 4/27/2010 10:43PM

    emoticon on your weightlost. It is a great feeling to buy a smaller size. You feel so good about yourself.

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STACIJ40 4/27/2010 10:33PM

    It's great getting to buy smaller sizes. I won't buy anything for myself until I hit an even "10" number again. 7 lbs. to go and I've been slacking lately. That's awesome that you've lost 16 lbs already! Keep going! emoticon

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Has reached the halfway point

Monday, April 26, 2010

Yay! I weigh myself on Monday mornings. As of today I am down a total of 16 lbs. My initial goal was 30 lbs, so I'm halfway there! It's been a struggle but so worth it.

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KBALINSKI 4/26/2010 9:38PM

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work! I'm dying to get to my half-way point, so thanks for the motivation!

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The Vision Collage Really Works for Me

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Back in stage 1, we were encouraged to make a vision collage (right term?). I cut out pictures of things and words that inspire and motivate me to lose weight. I put it on my freezer door, right next to the handle at eye level. So whenever I go to get something out of the fridge or freezer, that collage is hanging right there in my face. One of my biggest hang-ups is wanting to snack after the kids go to bed (around 9pm). So many times looking at that collage has kept me from falling into that old trap.

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TJB_TX 4/12/2010 10:56AM

    Great idea! I had a vision collage when I first started but got rid of it. I think I'll make another one. Love the idea of keeping it at eye level on the freezer. I might put a small one somewhere in my cupboard as well!


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I know there's no good to beating myself up, but...

Monday, March 15, 2010

...have I hit a plateau already?! As of today I'm down 9.5 lbs - exact same weight as last Monday. Now I know it's my own fault. I've been doing the Spark strength training faithfully but this past week I was not so good at doing the cardio. And for me I know that's where I really burn the calories. I just gotta get MOVING!

On a positive note - I had one lady tell me at church yesterday she could tell I lost weight. I don't see it when I look in the mirror but I can tell with my clothes. But she knows I've been trying to lose weight, so I didn't get that "high" or giddy feeling about such a compliment even though I knew I should have. She sincerely meant it. It's hard to explain. But today I DID feel good about myself when I had a lady tell me the same thing. Now this lady hasn't seen me in a few months, so it's like I KNOW she could tell and I felt that "aha" feeling more than the comment yesterday. Does that make sense?

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EMOREL 3/15/2010 7:10PM

    What you're saying makes sense to me. I have a friend that keeps telling me that muscle weighs more than fat. So, when I start about the "scale" not moving, she has me tell her the things that HAVE improved since I started Sparkpeople. Don't be too hard on yourself. I'm sure you're doing a wonderful job. Just take it one day at a time! Try to list the things that have improved for you since starting SP. Take care! emoticon emoticon

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