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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Round 2 with the storms
I'll try anbe back laterI need to shut her down again


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HAPPYSOUL91 8/4/2010 11:56AM

    And we are soooo dry out here with fires inland emoticon

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    Stay safe!

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SOCKITTOME 8/3/2010 9:40PM

    We haven't had anything in my area yet. Hope it calms down for you soon!

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SECRETMUSIC 8/3/2010 9:24PM

    Hope the storms bring only healthy rain...

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Monday, August 02, 2010

I had a very good day, lots of exercise and not so hungry today in fact I need to have a good snack tonight to reach my calorie range, weird how one day you're so hungry , and then the next not so much....I never thought much about it till I read one of the posted blogs, and it asks if you let your body tell you when it's hungry or do you have set times.....

as you know I have set times.....I use to be hungry all the time and never seemed to have that voice that said you have had enough...they say it takes 20 minutes for your brain to get the signal but it takes my brain at least an hour.....

but now I have that voice that tell me ...things like your not really hungry, or hold on here Bessey you have had
so I'm going to do some heavy duty thinking and maybe just maybe start in Sept. and let my tummy tell me when to eat and how much, as long as it's healthy...if I seem to eat to much then go back to my 6-7 meals a day....

I have to really do some planning and thinking...I might get that book they talked about intuitive eating, ( I think that was it)

any way the dark clouds are rolling in and I hear thunder so I better sign off and get this shut down, before it really gets nasty

Have a healthy evening.....


this is my baby...Leah ain't she a beauty

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LOLAJO54 8/3/2010 12:06PM

    oh Kitt -leah is a beauty...
I have a black lab
love chocolate labs too though...
how precious

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HAPPYSOUL91 8/3/2010 10:46AM

    You bet Leah is beautiful, how old is dogs!!!

I need to be on a schedule w/meals and snacks otherwise I could eat all day long. The trick and it is a major one is learning how to tell mouth hunger from physical hunger.

It is worth trying it out and seeing what happens

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/3/2010 10:31AM

    The "full" signal usually works for me, but not the actually telling me when I'm hungry signal. I could eat every 1/2 hour, I think. I hope it works for you. That would be great.

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-POOKIE- 8/3/2010 3:55AM

    This is also an issue to me, I never really felt that "full signal" at all :(

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RAINBOWMF 8/3/2010 1:15AM

    Always thinking Kitt.

Thanks for sharing.
Yes your fur baby is so pretty!

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    Leah is precious.

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SOCKITTOME 8/2/2010 10:27PM

    I'm like you, Kitt -- somedays I can barely get to my mininum calories, and other days, I'm struggling to stay under the max because I'm more hungry. I tend to follow a flexible schedule during the week (breakfast after morning exercise, lunch around 11:30 a.m., afternoon snacks when I feel like them and depending on whether I'm swimming or not, and dinner when I get home, whenever that is). On the weekends I tend to eat when I'm hungry, which can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how hungry I am.

Leah is a beautiful girl, too. And she's lucky to have you as a mom!

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BARBARAROSE54 8/2/2010 9:21PM

    emoticon she is beautiful

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POSITIVELY_EB 8/2/2010 9:17PM

    She IS a beauty! Just like her Mom!

Hugs! Beverly

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COUNTING_DOWN 8/2/2010 8:56PM

    I have the same 'hungry' days, too. Interesting. I had to post to tell you that Leah is a sweetheart? She looks like a chocolate. My Allie is a black lab, and my best buddy. Thanks for sharing!

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SHANTODD420 8/2/2010 8:52PM

    Good luck I am trying to learn my hunger signals as well kitt. Have a healthy and happy evening Leah is so precious. I love the big brown eyes.

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Sunny Sunday

Sunday, August 01, 2010

It was a good day, I still had the desire to eat more than I really need but it went pretty good. I walked on the treadmill when the urge got to A good exercise day.....

A funny thing happen to me on my Wal mart trip.
I wore my Sparkpeople T-shirt that says ..."You Know You're a Sparkperson When " then on the back are a list of things, I had several people ask me about it...

One gentleman about my age asked me what it was and if I was still a sparkperson....
I said yes and then had to tell him I had lost over 200 pounds....he seemed really surprised and said " So Ms. SparkPerson what is the best thing about loosing 200+ pounds.....I quickly answered I'm healthier now..... he smiled and said "you have made my day young lady" "please enjoy your healthy new life"..

That question has been creeping in to my thoughts all day....I had to finally decide that there are many many things about loosing 200+ pounds....not just being healthy..

I can walk as far as I want with out getting winded. Heck I can run....

I can buy clothes at any store I want .....

I can hike and bike and swim and I have freedom to do what ever I want and not have pain....

I have more confidence . more energy
sleep better
look better
feel better..
I could go on and on...
best part for me is I can now keep up with Gary, he says I am faster than him now and he is so proud of me.....
My family is so proud of me , and they don't have to worry so much about me having a heart attack

I don't have to worry about falling and not being able to get up...

I don't have to worry if I'll fit in the chair. or will the bathroom stall be big enough...

I can help other people reach there goals by talking about my struggles, and my victories..

I have lots more to be thankful for....I would not be here if not for SparkPeople....and all my supportive friends


Have a healthy week....learn to love your self no matter what the scale says


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BEBRENDA 8/3/2010 7:40AM

    Kitt, I have lost 100 pounds and hope to one day be able to say that I have lost 200 pounds. That is why I look up to you, you have done it. I still think you should go on Dr. Phil or Oprah. Your story is so inpirational! I like that "learn to love yourself no matter what the scale says!" Take care! :)
Bren emoticon emoticon

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    Great list, and I'm sure it could go on!!!

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RAINBOWMF 8/2/2010 2:14PM

    Thanks for sharing.
This is the best list ever, Kitt.
I bet that man made your day too

You are an inspiration to all of us
and best of all you have learned to be
proud of YOU!!!

Hugs Mary

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-POOKIE- 8/2/2010 2:34AM


You are a wonderful supportive person and I know I value your support. SparkFriends are amazing!

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    That was very sweet of that man to talk to you about it. I love your answers to the question. Great job, Kitt!!!

Hope you have a great week!!!



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SOCKITTOME 8/1/2010 11:38PM

    Kitt, your success list sounds like what I have so far, and I can vouch for all of those things! It's cool that gentleman asked you the question, because it was good for you to once again reflect on how far you've come and what a monumental achievement this is! All of us need to be reminded of this from time to time. You just had your reminder dose!

Hope you have a good week and that you're better organized than I am this week!

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HAPPYSOUL91 8/1/2010 11:11PM

    You need to print that out and put on your bathroom mirror so that you can see it on a daily basis.

PS: great list emoticon

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COUNTING_DOWN 8/1/2010 10:28PM

    I think that question and those answers are worth framing....way to go! And, thank you for sharing with us so we can all grow.

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LOLAJO54 8/1/2010 10:07PM

    yeah Kitt!

emoticon of the emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 8/1/2010 9:39PM

    emoticon great blog Kitt. Love your list of great things since losing 200+ lbs.

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

We had a rain storm yesterday so I turned the computer off and never returned till this morning.
I seem to have so much to do on the week ends that it' hard to get here to post...

Today has been an okay day, I feel a bit more hungry than usual, seem to have these days everyone once in a while, trying hard to tell myself , it's not food you want....not sure what it is but I am sticking to my food's 3.40 pm dinner won't be ready till 5.30 or 6 . Gary is grilling pork chops and pineapple, 2 of my favorites but I'm wanting to snack or so forage threw the cupboards so I decided to blog, hoping that it will get me over the rough spot...
I am also doing laundry , maybe I should go take a short nap, I'm a bit tired, not sure why I slept good last night in fact slept till near 6am which is late for me.. the heat is really getting me down....I'm drinking extra water but we have had near 100 degrees for a month, and we have 1 more to should start to cool down in Sept. at least I hope....

so Off I go to nap for about 15 minutes that might take my mind off food..

have a healthy week end


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BETHDISCOUNT 8/2/2010 10:29AM

    hope its not too hot for the fair

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SECRETMUSIC 8/1/2010 8:20AM

    Hope you made it over the rough spot just fine -- your determination is inspiring!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/31/2010 10:45PM

    Grilled pork chops and pineapple sound delicious! Enjoy your evening!

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LOLAJO54 7/31/2010 9:30PM

    I love pork and pineapple but then I love chicken and pineapple... lol guess it's the pineapple..

hope you had a good I had a cat nap today was just worn out ... it is not as hot here now but my walk did wear me out...

glad you are drinking more water... so am I just seems I am more thirsty these days..hmmmm...

enjoy the rest of your weekend
we here in Canada get Monday off
so extra long...

hugs Jo

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CANBDONE 7/31/2010 7:14PM

    Fight the good fight! emoticon

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OTTAWABOUND 7/31/2010 6:41PM

    I think the heat tires us out. It cooled down here a bit this week (supposed to get hot again, sigh) and I had so much more energy. It's probably our natural metabolic reaction.

I have days when I can't seem to eat enough and others where I barely feel like eating--I've noticed this much more since it got hot. At the moment, I'm also keeping track of my week intake, and I've noticed if I have an 'over' day on my suggested intake, I often have a natural 'under' day in the next day or two. So the caloric intake for the week is still enough to keep me losing about 1.5 pounds on average per week when averaged over the month.

Sorry--I sometimes take comfort in the numbers to stop my brain from getting negative.

Hope you have a great rest of your weekend and enjoy that pineapple and the pork chops.

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SOCKITTOME 7/31/2010 6:26PM

    I am having the same problem with feeling more hungry some days, Kitt. Sometimes I have a healthy snack and sometimes I just muddle through it and ignore it. Hang in there...keeping busy might help.

I'm with you on the heat. Denver hasn't had it so bad, but I'm ready for having highs in the 70s. That's still warm but not so miserable when trying to do outdoor activities.

Hope the rest of your weekend goes well and that you get caught up on rest and any chores you want to do. You are doing great with your new lifestyle and you inspire me to keep going. Thanks for all the support and for just being you!

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CAROL3SAN 7/31/2010 6:22PM

    Its hot here too! I bet it is hot all across the country and I don't expect to get any relief until late october or November (maybe) since I live in South Florida.
Whenever I am having a hard time with food, I write something. I have a lot of poetry I've written and letters to myself as well :) Enjoy your Saturday emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 7/31/2010 5:56PM

    I sure hate when I am hungry all day. That certainly is the time to clean out the veggie compartment and munch away.

I have a sign posted on my refrig door and another on my cupboard...I got it from someone at Sparks


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BILL60 7/31/2010 5:45PM

    And the exercise?? Didn't hear much about that.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

It was a good day, I was out by 4.30 am walking and getting my exercise...
it was cool and quiet, no snakes this morning but the coyotes were there, then they always are lurking..

The new girls at work told me I was so petite, and she feels like an amazon around
I just smiled..she is almost 6 feet tall.
We had a pancake breakfast, they call it the grandslam brunch, I cal it death by carbs.....I brought my own lunch and so did one of the ladies in my ceramic class, I did not even miss any of it, I must admit I'm not much of a breakfast food eater....before Sparkpeople I never ate breakfast....I would stop at McDonalds and get a sausage biscuit and orange juice, but that was a very long time ago.....and I sure don't miss the stomach aches that went with that rubbish.......

Gary and I got our pictures taken , they won't be ready till Aug 14th, then we can go pick out what ones we want...I'm hoping they come out good....
I was a bit dissappointed as the pretty pink sweater I was going to wear was too fact all the nice , dressy clothes I have are too big, now thats a good thing but I can't afford a whole new wardrobe right now....I told Gary about it, and then said I guess I'm going to ahve to eat more , and he laughed really hard and said you already eat 6-7 times a day now, when would you find the time......he is right but it sure sounds funny to hear that......

well you all have a healthy week end
I have CPR class tomorrow and then I need to get some shopping done, maybe oick up a few new sweaters oo blouse.....I have to have something to wear in case we go out to some place never know


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BEBRENDA 8/3/2010 8:04AM

    Kitt, That is great that you need new dressy clothes. I agree with the others, try to find stuff on sale. That way you can buy more--LOL. Take care! :) Bren emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 7/30/2010 11:31AM

    Hi Kitt,

emoticon on your comment... death by carbs, I really got a kick out of this statement

What fun, to shop because clothes are to big, so much better than the other way around.

Make it a good one

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TRACYZABELLE 7/30/2010 3:36AM

    Sounds like a shopping trip is in order!

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RAINBOWMF 7/30/2010 1:52AM

    Ahhhhhhhhh I love to hear you blog about fun stuff and your clothes being too big.

I hope the pictures are great too!

Do you have some nice second hand stores near you?
They have some great bargains.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/30/2010 12:37AM

    Have fun shopping and have a great weekend, Kitt!!!

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DEBSZOO74 7/30/2010 12:29AM

    Good for you getting up early to do your exercise, Kitt! Have fun shopping and a great weekend!

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COUNTING_DOWN 7/30/2010 12:28AM

    How nice it is to hear from others that you are small or petite!

good luck with the shopping on a tight budget. My way around that is to take a trip into some good thrift/consignment shops to see if anything catches my eye!

You have a good weekend, too, Kitt.


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SOCKITTOME 7/29/2010 9:34PM

    Omigosh, Gary is so funny!!! emoticon

Having all the dressy clothes too big is a very nice problem to have, Kitt. It might be time to start watching for the sales and pick up a few things here and there.

I can relate, too -- I've "ungrown" the few dressy things I had, and I have absolutely nothing except jeans at the moment. That's fine for me, however, because I'm not at goal yet.

Hope you have a good rest of the week!

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SHANTODD420 7/29/2010 9:06PM

    Have a great weekend. Good luck finding some new clothes and maybe you should get some of your old favorites taken to last a little longer.


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