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Not a happy water buffalo this morning!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Good morning my spark friends! I am very happy to be home and slowly returning to my normal routine. Unfortunately, the scale was not kind to me. Apparently, after all that walking (sweating and more sweating) while on vacation, I still managed to gain back 4 pounds!! I am not exaggerating the sweating either, there were days when sweat was literally rolling down the back of my legs! And I really did not splurge and eat a bunch of bad things. Granted most of it was park food, processed and probably high in salt, and I had more bread than I normally consume in a week, but I did eat healthy snacks and did not consume more food than I would have at home. I must confess though, I did have three Mai Tai's at the poolside bar on day three. :) I just couldn't resist! But, I began experiencing some massive swelling of the feet and ankles the last two days we were there, which I just figured was from all the standing and being on my feet for long periods of time (baby girl #2 was also swelling). But I woke up this morning with my feet still puffed up like a water buffalo! Hopefully, the swelling will go down as I return to my regular diet today. :( It's weird, because my clothes felt looser and I do not feel 'fatter' (I am sure you all know what I mean by that), but the scale does not lie!


I have lost 1" on my waist, 2" on my hips and 2" on my thighs! :)

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QUEENDEBRINA 7/11/2012 10:26AM

    Hey girlfriend - DON'T LET THE SCALE GET YOU DOWN!
Most probably the 4 pounds is because you're retaining water. emoticon
Get yourself hydrated and elevate your feet above your heart when this happens.
Also - citric fruits are good (grapefruit, lemons, oranges....) emoticon
I have this problem as well. It happens when the weather gets humid - my hands and ankles swell. I have trouble getting my rings on and off.

You are doing great and being realistic. We are not going to spend the rest of our lives never enjoying a cocktail or two emoticon
or a fast food burger..... emoticon
we just have to keep it in perspective to all the other food we consume during the week.

How long did it take us to put the pounds on? I keep telling myself that if it takes me two years to take it all off, that's OK - it took me 30+ to put it on emoticon

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ONLYONEPEA 7/9/2012 6:05AM

    get necking that water, and i'm sure all the salt/processed food biproducts will disappear and you'll return to your former, slinky panther like self.. ;)

4lbs for a holiday isn't bad is it? i can do that for TOM for goodness sake.. ;)

always enjoy your lil splurges, thats part of life isn't it.. its getting BACK on track afterwards thats the key to success.. :) I have every confidence in you my lovely lil honeypot!! emoticon

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HEYITSLISA 7/8/2012 7:38PM

    I'm the same way, I think it's the heat! Just drink your water and next week will better!

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BMW9295 7/8/2012 6:17PM

    I agree the salt... and of course we all know what alcohol can do too. You lost inches and that is awesome.... sometimes more important than the scale. Just get back to your routine and you will see and feel the difference soon.
One more thing is to remember muscle does weigh more than fat.

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TIBI183 7/8/2012 6:15PM

    I think we all rely too much on the scale and get obsessed with it. But there is more than just dropping numbers. You are doing great and even though you gained some pounds back, you are heading in the right direction. Just remember that this only makes you stronger and that it takes a while to be perfect in our new healthier lifestyle and as you wrote earlier, you had a great time, too. I am convinced that a positive and happy mood helps us on our journey. Keep it up emoticon

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DESERTJULZ 7/8/2012 4:22PM

    Salt is the culprit! Once you have a chance to flush out all the sodium, I'll bet your scale has you dropping those 4 lbs quickly.

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KATIEKAT475 7/8/2012 4:17PM

    WTG on the inches lost! and I am jealous, I ate like a piggie on my vacation, why does my hubby only eat at buffets!!!?? lol.

Hope your swelling goes down, lie down and put your feet up, if you can.

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GOOGIE1262 7/8/2012 2:37PM

    Wow..you are brave for getting on the scale..I applaud you! Changes are if you drink alot of water, stay away from the processed foods...you will be back to where you started at the very least, in a few days. That is just not permanent gain.
Sounds like you had a great time..and that is what counts. Keep plugging along!

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TCHNCRFT 7/8/2012 2:22PM

    I agree - it's probably from that demon salt. I ate out for lunch last week with a friend - first time eating out in a couple weeks. My calories for the day stayed within range.

But I gained 1.5# from that one restaurant meal (which was 2 bowls of soup and one breadstick - not even a large meal). So it's completely understandable that you'd gain 4# from the sodium in 5 days' worth of meals.

Do your normal thing and I'm sure the scale will go back to normal in a couple days.

Nice to have you back!

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LINDAK25 7/8/2012 12:28PM

    Great to have you back! Hopefully the weight gain is from the sodium and next week your weight will be down! It's fantastic that you're losing inches. Good for you!

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JACKIEANN1968 7/8/2012 12:26PM

    I really don't think you actually "Gained" weight. I believe it's water retention from all the sodium. I'm sure that with getting back on your normal plan this week, your next weigh in will show this past week's loss plus this next week's loss. Your looser clothes and inches lost are indicative of that. Please don't let that nasty old scale get you down. I truly believe it's just water. Scales are not always accurate.
Great job on the loose clothing and inches lost. I never did measure myself so I don't have inches lost to go by. I keep thinking I should measure but it's been months now and keep thinking there's no point now.
Have a wonderful wonderful Sunday my dear friend. By the way, I am enjoying my friendship with your Mom. She's a sweetie.

emoticon Jackie

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I'm back! :D

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Hi my friends! We had a wonderful vacation! I really enjoyed time away with two of the three baby girls! :) Pooh said he missed us ALOT! :) I am happy to be home though! I missed my Pooh, my puppy, my BED and my spark peeps! It was harder than I thought it would be to try and post on my page and blog while on vacation. Our drill sergeant (baby girl #2) had us all up and going at 6am and not back to bed till around 12pm! I was too exhausted to type!! :D I cannot even begin to tell you how my poor legs and feet feel right now! I should definitely not have any problems with the upcoming 5K after all that!! My calves are rock solid and refuse to loosen up! We did stay well hydrated and did not overeat! I have to weigh-in tomorrow as I did not have a scale at the hotel this morning. :) Should be interesting to see my weigh-in results! Well, I still have unpacking to do and need to visit with Pooh, so I just wanted to pop in and say hi . . i'm back! Below are some photos I also wanted to share. I hope all my sparky friends have been doing well in my absence! I will check out your pages tomorrow to see what you have been up to! Have a great night! :)

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TIBI183 7/8/2012 6:09PM

    Great pictures! Thank you for sharing!

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HEYITSLISA 7/8/2012 11:19AM

    Glad you had fun Jackie, you deserved a little break! And if you still managed to lose, double bonus!

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DESERTJULZ 7/8/2012 1:07AM

    Welcome home! Glad to hear you had a wonderful time with your daughters!

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JACKIEANN1968 7/7/2012 10:18PM

    Hi Jackie, Welcome back. I'm glad you are all home safe and sound. The pictures are great, thanks for sharing. I'm glad Hunter didn't interupt your vacation. Good luck on the weigh in tomorrow. Hugs, Jackie

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LINDAK25 7/7/2012 9:20PM

    Oh, you look like you had a blast! Lucky you, Hunter waited for you! Good to have you back.

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TCHNCRFT 7/7/2012 8:08PM

    Glad you and your girls had such a nice time.

But I'm glad you're back. You were missed. emoticon


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Wonderful Vacation!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Hi my spark peeps! We're having a great time with tje kids! :)

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IMSOOZEEQ 7/7/2012 5:06AM

    I am so glad you are having a great time! Enjoy it!!!


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LOSINIT36 7/5/2012 1:55PM

    Glad to hear your vacation is great! emoticon

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ONLYONEPEA 7/5/2012 4:53AM

"Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like its heaven on earth"

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JACKIEANN1968 7/5/2012 12:31AM

    Woohoo!! I am so happy for you. Hugs, Jackie

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TIBI183 7/4/2012 11:10PM

    I am happy that you are having a good time. Enjoy the vacation

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TCHNCRFT 7/4/2012 2:40PM

    Glad to hear it. Hope it's not too hot at Disney. emoticon

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Heading out soon!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

We are heading out in a few hours! Packing up the car soon! It's too hot to pack it up early! Placed a call to baby girl #1 this morning to check on her and my racing into the world grandson! lol. He is still impatiently waiting. She is resting. :) Hoping for an exciting yet uneventful vacation! Baby girl #2 called from Georgia ~ they are already underway, in route to the hotel. Of course she is on a rant about her sister ruining her vacation by having the baby early!! Spoiled brat!

I hope all my spark peeps have a wonderful Tuesday! I will check in on ya'll later! Time to wake baby girl #3 :)

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LINDAK25 7/3/2012 9:33PM

    Have a terrific vacation! Hopefully, Hunter will realize that, for his health, as well as yours, he can wait a couple more days. : ) lol Grandchildren are the best. The first thing my grandson, Alex does when he walks in the door is to run and give me a great big hug! It's such a treat.

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GOOGIE1262 7/3/2012 6:10PM

    Have a wonderful trip...and tell that baby he/she doesn't have to be in such a rush to come out!

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JACKIEANN1968 7/3/2012 3:00PM

    Let's hope Hunter waits just a little longer. Keep enjoying that vacation while you can. Hugs, Jackie

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QUEENDEBRINA 7/3/2012 2:29PM

    Have a great vacation - be safe and know we'll all be anxious to hear about your trip (and any unexpected surprises!!)

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BMW9295 7/3/2012 12:35PM

    Is this the first baby for bg1? I remember with my first I went in for my check up and had my oldest within 24 hours of him saying I was 3cm.......
What a joyful event... emoticon and I guess he is showing he wants his independence emoticon maybe he wants to come out with a bang and share the excitement of emoticon.
Regardless of what happens with the vacation... I know you will be thrilled for him to get here healthy......
Enjoy whatever happens!

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1PEACEBUNNY 7/3/2012 11:15AM

    Enjoy your time away Mrs. Bee....we will be waiting and hopping for your return! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEYITSLISA 7/3/2012 11:02AM

    Have an awsome time!

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TIBI183 7/3/2012 10:18AM

    Hope you have a great vacation!

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Will we see Hunter during vacation?

Monday, July 02, 2012

Well, our little vacation may be cut kind of short! Baby girl #1 just called and said that the doctor visit today revealed that she is already dilated to 3cm!! Hunter may make it here before we return from Orlando! If that's the case, I will have to drive back when I get the call that she is on her way to the hospital. Rats! Selfish baby! :) Can't wait to see him and hold him though! Just wish he had better timing and that we hadn't already paid for everything!

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JACKIEANN1968 7/3/2012 2:58PM

    Babies do things in their own time, not when it's conveniant. Your daughter may also stay 3 cm. dilated for the next couple of weeks. Keep us informed. Hugs, Jackie

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DESERTJULZ 7/3/2012 12:05PM

    Honey, I also have a grandson named Hunter that is due to be born this month! My daughter's due date is July 20. She has a check-up today and will let me know what her doc thinks. I'll be dropping everything and racing out to take care of my 3 y.o. granddaughter, when my daughter goes into labor!

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HEYITSLISA 7/3/2012 7:33AM

    Babies will be like that!

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1PEACEBUNNY 7/2/2012 4:12PM

    Hunter wants to be seen so the vacation will be cut short. You won't be mad anyway, You'll probably just smile and say I'm here baby...Your nana Bee is here! Is it special that I think he is a cutie just from the sonogram! emoticon

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