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On the positive side...

Monday, April 09, 2012

I mentioned that I had to attend a funeral of a friend's brother today. The last time I'd worn my trusty black suit was last year at my father's funeral, and I'd needed help getting into the skirt and thank goodness the jacket covered my behind. Today when I put on that suit, it hung on me like an ugly paper bag.

I went rummaging through my closet, nothing. Then I remembered a barely worn black suit I'd tried to sell in my last garage sale because I had no hope of fitting into a size 6 ever again. Found it in the basement, tried it on--perfect fit. Snatched that $5 tag off it, pressed it and wore it proudly. All that exercise is indeed paying off. The scale does not always tell the positive side, my friends.

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CHELEMIA 4/17/2012 2:10PM

    Congrats I am going to smile all day thinking of that Ahah moment and the satisfaction of SEEING a job well done.

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 4/17/2012 10:04AM

    Excellent blog! Sorry about the loss in your life. I am happy that you are moving down the scale and suit sizes...way to go!

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BRAVERUDE 4/16/2012 4:35PM

    Size 6 is fabulous!!! You are amazing!!
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CHICKEYBABE 4/15/2012 10:49AM

    Awesome non scale victory! emoticon

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ADRIENALINE 4/11/2012 12:44PM

    I'm so glad you tried that suit on. What a rush!

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FLORIDASUN 4/10/2012 8:19AM

    Hey...you GO girl. What a wonderful celebration...the suit that is. Although I always think of death as a sort of celebration also. What an awesome gift to be lifted from the earthly turmoils into a realm of wonder. Spark on dear friend...spark on! emoticon emoticon

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YIWEN39 4/10/2012 12:29AM

    Great NSV Jonnie ;-) emoticon

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VETTRANGER 4/9/2012 11:25PM

    I have nothing but a big smile of satisfaction for you after reading that! :-D

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COLUMBINE2 4/9/2012 11:13PM

    Wow...this is absolutely the coolest blog ever!!! I can imagine the thrill of having that tiny suit FIT ..... and wearing wasn't even the motivation behind all your work (sometimes we focus on one outcome or event...and then boomerang back to old habits). Talk about bonus..and no one deserves it more than you!!!!

The proof is in the puddin' and your puddin's lookin' gooooood!! emoticon

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Happy Easter Weekend SparkFriends!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

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BRAVERUDE 4/7/2012 12:57PM

    And to you, my dear!!! emoticon

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VETTRANGER 4/6/2012 11:35PM

    And to you too!

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Easy calculators of BMI & BMR

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Most of us have a general idea of our BMI range (how much fat we're carrying relative to other weight). But if you want an easy calculator of it, SP gave this as a source.

www.webmd.com/diet/calc-bmi-plus

Another Sparker, ThaiBlueKitty, also gave this link for the BMR. This calculation helps you to know the calorie range you should be in to attain your goals. I think SP uses this concept in our food tracker, but since I've "tweaked" my tracker's calorie range, this helps.

www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculato
r/harris-benedict-equation/

  
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VETTRANGER 4/4/2012 2:30PM

    There is no question that using a calculator to give me a calorie range for my "how much weight in how much time" goal was essential. However, the calculator told me to eat 1500-1850 calories per day. I actually averaged 1322. I did hit my goal about three weeks earlier than I gave the calculator. I didn't totally trust the calculator, so I gave myself a safety margin.

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How I hate breaking my new great habits

Saturday, March 31, 2012

We'll be returning home from the conference tomorrow, and as much as I enjoyed the sessions I attended, I did so hate having to eat on a schedule (never waiting until I was actually hungry) and over-eating at every meal. At an international conference, of course we sampled food from all over the world. Good intentions consistently went out the window. To my credit at the end of a fantastic African dance concert last night, I did join others on the stage to shake a few of those calories off.

Things will be back to normal when I get home. Thank goodness for opportunities to get away to experience something out of the ordinary, and thank goodness for the familiar routine of home.

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 4/1/2012 11:37PM

    it is ok to to splurge once in awhile. The most inportant thing is that you had a good time!!!

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VETTRANGER 4/1/2012 10:20PM

    Well, you know that part of the benefit of getting to a healthy weight is that we CAN afford to do some things like that from time to time. Sounds like great fun sampling all that food! I'm envious. :-)

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YIWEN39 4/1/2012 7:06PM

    Glad you know how to enjoy yourself no matter what ;-)

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WHITE_ELEPHANT 4/1/2012 2:52AM

    It can be tough to stay on track while traveling. But good for you that you actually prefer your new healthier habits! I think that's a good sign you're on the right track. :)

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Conference

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I'm heading out today for a conference of the Midwest Institute for International & Intercultural Education. This year it's in St. Louis. So if any Sparker friends are in St. Louis, I'll give you a shout out.

I probably will have too many meetings to see much of the city by day, but we'll certainly check out the night life. I remember years ago going to the top of the arch and looking out for miles over the city.

Anyway, I'll take my laptop and certainly check in with you while I'm gone, and I will walk every chance I get. I did my weigh in for the challenge today because I seriously doubt I'll find a reliable scale.

Ciao!

  
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BRAVERUDE 3/31/2012 3:14PM

    Isn't that ride to the top of the arch the weirdest?? Been there and had to do that! Wish I had known...I could've met you there on a business trip - now that would have been fun!!
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GLORYANDME 3/30/2012 12:43AM

    Have a safe trip to St. Louis! It would be wonderful if you could connect with a spark buddy! Enjoy! emoticon

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YIWEN39 3/29/2012 7:20PM

    Have a great time in St Louis :-)

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SPARKLE1908 3/29/2012 1:14PM

    Enjoy the sites when you can but stay safe!!!! Looking forward to hearing about your trip!

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SONYALATRECE 3/29/2012 12:14PM

    Sounds like a get away. I sure could use one of those even if work-related.
Never been to St. Louis...So tell me about it when you return.

Your Soror,
Sonya

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/29/2012 11:52AM

    Have a emoticon time JonnieBear! Stay safe and we can't wait to hear all about it in your upcoming blogs. emoticon for posting your weight in advance...you are such a good little emoticon always doing what you can for the Team! I really appreciate your enthusiasm!!!
Sending you emoticon emoticon & emoticon emoticon in beautiful St. Louis, BevBear

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