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An AWESOME Day Sparking!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

AWESOME! Absolutely awesome! This is my 1st Tuesday morning of 2011 and I know this is my year to reach goal - whatever it ends up being!

Here's what happened to me this morning, well part of it. I went to our community Tuesday morning coffee, saw a bunch of neighbors and made friends with some more that I have seen, but didn't know, volunteered to help serve coffee next Tuesday, came home, changed clothes, sat down to Spark and remembered I hadn't weighed in yet. I've started weighing everyday. I used to do it once a week because I hated the days, which were inevitable - stayed the same or gained a pound and then felt depressed. But now I do it everyday because I'm using it as a guide to my hard work! I lost another pound! WooHoo! But here's the AWESOME part - I wanted to go for a walk! What's so amazing about that? I always celebrated happy, sad, anything reasons with eating.

When it hit me that my first thought after the WooHoo Dance was to go for a walk, I nearly fainted. I sat down on the floor and said to the cat, "Can you beat that?" She tried to beat it, she jumped in my lap and kissed my chin! (That's not usually her, she's very standoffish!)

So my realization of my hard work paying off in more ways than one was absolutely AWESOME!!! All I can think of now is, "THANKS, SPARKPEOPLE! You're all so awesome and I need you all the time and you're always there! Thanks!"

Well, that walk is impatiently waiting in me so I have to get going! See you later! I wish you all AWESOME days!

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MYSHANON 1/17/2011 12:01PM

    I weigh every day just to get an idea of what sort of habits are productive/non-productive (I knew after my halloween drinking binge that I was going to gain, and tracked each day until the gain stopped, so that I knew how much I had to fight back down to get on track again)... I only Record my weight once a week, just use the daily weigh as a guide and motivator.

I have a cloth tape measure thingy, but haven't figured out exactly where to use it... gonna find someone who knows and have them physically show me, cause reading online just tells me "measure here" and leaves room for confusion. (for instance, I wear pants with a higher waist band, so never know whether I should be measuring what I consider my waist, or lower down by my hips where most other folks wear their pants...) just so that I can track to see if I'm making any improvements there. Not likely yet cause I havent' visited my gym since before Thanksgiving, and still haven't figured out most of the machines (I love the treadmill tho...)

/babble

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EVWINGS 1/6/2011 3:31PM

    What a positive thing to have happened to you!

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MICHELER72 1/5/2011 8:19PM

    This is amazing!! I am so happy for you - you are already making changes without even realizing it until the afterthought. Congrats!! emoticon

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SBILLIAN 1/5/2011 12:51PM

    emoticon That's great!

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METAMORPHOSIS36 1/4/2011 5:51PM

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What wonderful positive energy you have today! Keep it up!

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POLLYWANNA1 1/4/2011 4:43PM

    Yay! Small changes add up. The fact you lost over the holidays is a wonderful bonus.
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JANETLP 1/4/2011 1:47PM

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Wish I had made that decision after yesterday's news. Gut, opted for a Fast Food stop after dr apt. emoticon

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WETPTARMIGAN 1/4/2011 12:56PM

    You're definitely a BRIGHT spark today!
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STARGLADE 1/4/2011 10:46AM

    YAY for you! I'm so happy to see you've caught the Spark big time!

I'm about to head down to the Wii, myself. Too cold to walk here, but I can get my butt moving with the aerobics games!



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New Years Eve 2010!

Friday, December 31, 2010

I just wanted to say Thanks to all my SparkFriends, the SparkGuy, and all the SparkCoaches because I am headed in the direction I want to be in more than just weight loss. I am learning so many things and I can only thank God and SP for this journey. It's the most interesting journey I have been on and - Thanks.

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1BEACHWALKER 1/2/2011 9:59PM

    I don't know what it is exactly - mostly the awesome people that gather here & the friends I have made, it has changed me for the better! I am here for the long haul and even after I reach my goal weight! Just hope they keep it free! So keep clicking on the ads - that will help keep it free! Connie

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 12/31/2010 2:19PM

    Isn't Spark People fabulous? emoticon I am so thankful for finding it this year! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2011!

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BARBARAJ73 12/31/2010 10:37AM

    Best wished for a happy, healthy 2011!!!!
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Thanks

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I love SparkPeople and how it is constantly in a state of change. All Good Changes! I really don't want it to not change. Changing it for the better, changing it to keep up with all the new things that are being discovered about good health and fitness and all the issues that seem to go along with those two issues is the only way the site can stay strong, "new", and be of any use to all of us. I am sure it isn't easy, but they seem to do a great job of it.

I do have one suggestion on the Newsletter - Exercise of the Day! I really like this newsletter because it lets me see the exercises out there. I do my exercises at home and in a private exercise room with assorted machines that I don't know how to use, totally. I can't afford to hire a personal trainer. My suggestion is; could you please put a spot at the bottom of the newsletter that lets you add it to your fitness page workouts? It would be so much easier for us to add the exercises we like and think we can do to our workouts, and count them.

Thanks to the "SparkGuy" and whoever he has doing the website. Excellent Job and I still think our Chris Downie should be nominated and elected for the Pulitzer Prize because he's bringing the world closer and changing us to friends trying to live together in harmony, understanding, consideration, and friendship. Thanks for that alone, Chris. You really are appreciated by this SparkPerson.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 1/2/2011 9:45PM

    I totally agree! emoticon

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SBILLIAN 12/30/2010 9:29AM

    I'd love an exercise of the day too!

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The Day After Christmas!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Twas the day after Christmas and I was sitting at the window looking at all the darkened Christmas lights hanging on lamp posts and neighbors eves, and shrubs. They seem so sad, unlit and dripping with cold rain, swaying in the wind, waiting!

Waiting for what? Another night to be lit? I hope so. I love Christmas lights! We leave ours up until New Year's Day then take them down and put them away for the next early December decorating day.

All the new gifts are now stowed away in their new homes and the ribbons and wrapping paper have been collected and tossed, the boxes have been flattened and put in the recycle bin and there's not much left of Christmas except the memories - and the refrigerator stuffed with leftovers!

I'm pretty much staying away from the refrigerator during this time, but in all actuality, I did really good this year! I'm trying to lose weight this season, not stay the same, and definitely not gain. But when I climb on that scale tomorrow, I am pretty sure that I will have lost some weight and that will be my reward for this week! Losing, not gaining, not holding! WooHoo!

Wishing all of you the best of everything for 2011 and that all of you reach your goals and dreams soon.

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RONIE11 12/26/2010 11:57AM

    I love all the Christmas decorations, music, movies, and and all the laughter and surprises... I hate to see it go... I would start celebrating in October if I could... mean ole family says NO...LOL I hope you have a very happy new year and I really hope you see a loss on the scale its your gift to you and thats the best.. even if it stays the same.. at least you don't have tons of fat and chemicals running through your body and I bet you feel better than if you had over eaten too... Ronie

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SBILLIAN 12/26/2010 9:23AM

    What a lovely post! Glad you're doing well with the weight loss.

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IRISHEI 12/26/2010 8:44AM

    Ghostsister,
Thanks for the blog. What wonderful determination you have, how motivating to me!! Thanks so much. I did very well yesterday too, with the food choices.
I am proud of myself. Good luck on the scale and I know you do well.
Have a wonderful week and Happy New year to you too.
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1THING 12/26/2010 8:03AM

    Thank God for giving us the gift of His son.

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WELLINGTONWOMAN 12/26/2010 7:57AM

    SOME HOW THE END OF CHRISTMAS IS A LET DOWN TO ME. YET I DONT ENJOY IT BECAUSE OF HOW COMMERCIALIZED IT HAS BECOME. I DO LIKE DECORATING FOR IT, AND WE ENJOY ALL OF THE LIGHTS. BUT THIS YEAR I DIDNT EVEN PUT UP MY CHRISTMAS VILLAGE. I AM TIRED OF ALL THE WORK IT TAKES. I SOUND LIKE BAH HUMBUG. GAIL

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Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

I'm spending the day "loafing". I've gone for a walk, closed the books on 2010, except for one account and we're going to the neighbors for dinner. I won't be eating much as I have no appitite! Doctor fixed that one for me. So, I expect to lose more than 1 pound this week because eatting just to keep the brain functioning isn't what I call fun. But hey! I don't feel like cookies, pie, candy, or cake, so I'm counting my few calories and other nutrients as great!

Have a grand Christmas Everyone!

  


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