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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Yea me...

weigh in yesterday...down another pound...20.5...

I can't believe is all in the just can't quit...

Saturdays, after weigh in, I tend to eat very differently...I bought doritoes and frito lays, japapina cheddar cheese processed crap in a tin can and some pringles....from the gas station...ARE YOU KIDDING ME? this is a habit that I got into when I was renovating my kitchen...the thought was well, this is the only thing in the house...(truly not one other piece of food) so calories in=calories out....JUSTIFIED!!! but this is food I have not eaten since like my 20's... is my win, here is my success....last night I ate my doritoes, cheese and pringles..not all of them...oh and my pizza...which I finished the med pie today...1/2 last night and 1/2 today....just cheese pie..which this habit is from this renovation attitude as well...this morning had a few doritoes and cheese, lunch the pizza....and then ate some pringles.....and then I STOPPED.......and I took the doritoes and I am getting up right now and doing it to the pringles to so it can all be gone because at first, I was just going to do it to the doritoes and not the prigles....HOLD ON......IM BACK.....there go the pringles!!!!

I just poured water in both of them because putting them in the garbage isn't enough and you know exactly what I mean....Think George Castanza and the there is my victory....And also knowing I can succeed and not be perfect, but have longevity......and know that I can very easily have emotional eating and sabotage tendencies but I am aware of it, I handle it better but it is there and I need to be aware of that. I allow myself Saturday, and sometimes it is on a nice meal or milk duds at the movies...or a 5 dollar little cesars hot and ready cheese pie....but the doritoes, cheese s#!t, and pringles....that is gone. I'm saying it here! No more....

I love you, joy, be kind to yourself, remember longevity, not perfection..there is no such thing as perfection...If you were perfect or thought you were, you would be so damn annoying hence crushing any kind of perfection you thought you had!


PS..the cheese? what happened to that? I used my finger to get absolutely all of it out of that tin can..... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEVORA4 3/22/2011 7:25AM


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CMAHAFFEY2 12/11/2009 12:51PM

    I laughed when I read this one.
I'm glad you stepped back and realized the
whole scenario :)
Take care,

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1WALKINGMAN 12/7/2009 6:34PM

    Joy, you are hilarious. I know that we all have our weaknesses and that it is sometimes hard but you showed your strength and fortitude (except for the cheese). I am proud of you. Persevere!

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DIDMIS 12/6/2009 4:49PM

    So cute and glad you drowned the pringles, doritos, etc. They can't win with an attitude like that.

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yeah me!!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

On December 16, I will celebrate one whole year on sparkpeople...I am at 19.5 pounds gone and am so proud...I remember when we started there was this one guy who we were in touch with that lost about that much in about 3 weeks...and then we never really heard from him...I was so jealous...but I am here to say, slow and steady wins the race....

I love you Joy!

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AFM-SPARK 12/4/2009 2:10PM


That is my goal as well. I may have a lot farther to go than you but even small steps forward are getting me somewhere I wasn't before.


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MASTERCARE 12/3/2009 9:11PM

    So proud of you!

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MSMEADOWANN 12/3/2009 8:54PM


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TRENTDREAMER 12/3/2009 8:41PM

    Yeah you, indeed!!
Congrats on your one year Sparkaversary and congrats on your progress.


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MEMASTITCH 12/3/2009 7:42PM

    Yeah for you! I agree that slow and steady wins the race. It's hard to be patient while the weight comes off slowly, but it does come off! emoticon

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1WALKINGMAN 12/3/2009 6:55PM

    emoticonI am very happy for you! Are you making plans for your Spa Day yet? I truly believe that things worked for are appreciated more than things that come easily. emoticon

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SHAWFAN 12/3/2009 6:22PM

    Congratulations! emoticon emoticon

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up 2.5 but cool with it.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I was so excited with my 20 pound loss. Last week I stayed the same and this week I gained 2.5...I really don't do things differently week to week and it is just the way my body works...if I look at my WEEKLY weigh in, I see the cycle, I have blogged about this at 5 pounds, 15 pounds and it is normal so I should not stress about it. I will say I ate a bit more yesterday than I usually do before weigh in but it will come off and when I am at 25 pounds gone, the same thing will happen.

Remember Joy, 3 steps forward, 1 step back is better than 2 steps forward 1 step back! It will all be gone sooner or later but if I realize it may be later, that is cool...I just have to trust and continue not to quit. The biggest thing for me is to weigh in no matter what I think the scale says...I know for me that not weighing in weekly in my eyes is is a must for me to always be in check with the scale weekly.

hang in there Joy, you are worth it and you get better every day! Be kind to yourself and others!


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COLEMANSR 10/24/2009 9:46PM

    Yes, be happy with you. :)

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KIMBEEJ16 10/24/2009 12:06PM

    Same thing happens to me and I suspect all of us. We are watery creatures and that water comes and goes. It's not a true representation of fat loss but it sure messes with our heads, doesn't it! I personally weigh in daily...not the best decision for everyone, but best for me for accountability. I had to long ago come to terms with the fluctuations and to not let them affect my overall progress and motivation. Now I simply record them and when I look back at what happened over the past month, I can see the true weight loss. When I look back a year or 2, it's even better! Onward and downward I say! :)

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MSSUNBUG 10/24/2009 11:06AM

    If it makes you feel any better, my body has a tendency to do the same--lose 5 pounds, gain back 1.5, lose 5 again, gain 1.5. It's a frustrating process, but the scale is STILL headed in the right direction. Our bodies do funny things with fluid retention during the process of weight loss, and I'm sure it's related to that.

And it appears you absolutely have your head on straight around this. The scale is a fantastic marker of progress, but it can be a fickle friend too! Being aware of that and accepting it is the best thing you can do!

Kudos on some good self talk.

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Share your daily Success

Monday, October 12, 2009

I love daily message boards here...Ones that I can post to on a daily basis and get to know some other folks that do too.

Their is a post on "The 40 somethings who have 25-49 pounds to lose" sparkteam, in the TeamChat/Support section, called "SHARE YOUR DAILY SUCCESS". Join Me...Let's Keep each other company!

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COLEMANSR 10/12/2009 7:47PM

    Sounds good. Enjoy.

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MASTERCARE 10/12/2009 4:13PM

    I think I will....I see it on your page...and will go join now! Glad I am 40 something! Well...kind of glad I am! HA!

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Three! 3! Tres! 1-2-3

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Three people at work in the last two days have not even asked, but have told me they can tell I have lost weight! love it.

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MASTERCARE 10/9/2009 9:00PM

    I love it too!

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