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2.5 years and loving it.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

November 1st. was my 2.5 year anniversary here at Sparkpeople.
I was busy last this week end and have time today to blog.
It also is wednesday and my weigh in day.
So as of today I have lost 162 pounds.... emoticon.
I have so many things I would like to say but will let any one who wants to go to my sparkpage and read what I post there. My gallery has pictures of where I started and where I am.
I am so amazed at my success that I have to remind myself that I'm only 30 pounds from my goal weight.
I have lost weight gained weight and lost it. I'm determined to never diet again. I have left the diet mentality behind. I decided in May of 2006 to follow what sparkpeople had to offer. I was sure I would fail again but had nothing but weight to loose, if it did not work so what, I'd try something else.
Who thought eating healthy and exercising would work. Learn portion control and exercising each morning would get me to my new healthy life style. But it did.
I have a host of emotions everyday. I worry about gaining weigh, can I stay on this healthy eating plan. Will something happen to my motivation ....So I will continue on my plan and meet each challenge head on, but this time not with food. I have learned new ways to handle my stress, fears, loneliness, and excitement. I now get up and walk, bike, read, and a hundred other things that make me happy. Happier than unhealthy foods.
I also learn to accept me no matter what that scale says. I get encouragement from looking good in my clothes, being able to run up and down the stairs, being able to get out and enjoy the world around me. I get strength from people who support me. I feel proud of myself for my accomplishments. I have learned to celebrate all my successes not just loosing the weight . I have gained so much more, having a healthy active body is worth working for.

Have a healthy and happy day.


Kitt....

  
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JESSALOU 11/16/2008 11:06PM

    wowwe kitt an amazing 161 lbs!!!! waht a great job i was just lookin around and thought wow i havent seen kitt in a while so i came to check on glad your doing ok and that the weight loss is still going!!!!! your awesome!!!!!!
jessica

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VELVETSAPPHIRE 11/6/2008 9:17PM

    Congratulations to you dear. It is amazing what we can accomplish when we set our mind to do something, now to get my mind in gear but there is too much going on right now. My husband goes in Mon, the 10th, for prostate surgery and I have been all over the walls, trying to do things that need doin' so I don't concentrate at all on my food, although I do try to record what I eat each day (I am just grabbing something handy). Then I read your page and realize if you can do it, I can to. Thanks for being such an inspiration to the rest of us, for your positive thoughts even when things weren't always going down like you wanted them to. God bless you sweetie ~ you are very special emoticon

Carol

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STAMPINTINA 11/5/2008 7:13PM

    You are so awesome Kitt. I miss seeing you on our 200+ page, but you have shrunk beyond us. I am working hard to lose and become like you. From the doctor's numbers I am down 119 lbs now. I am so excited. I cannot believe how different life is now than it was then. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK... Hugs, Tina

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DISTAN 11/5/2008 6:08PM

    Kitt,

You are a amazing person. That is a picture I took of you when you came to Ohio in Sept. I cannot wait until I look as good as you. You did it. Great job.

Diane

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QUILTINGB52 11/5/2008 3:07PM

    You are AMAZING!!

While I try to think of new ways to control the disease in my legs, the numbers are jumping all over the scale.

Yet you, my dear ~ with head held high and inch by inch, continue to loose weight!

Congratulations my dear friend!!!

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My Dear Friend Annie sent this to me

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Tomorrow is a path I've yet to choose
It's a chance I've yet to take.
A friend I've yet to meet
it's all the talent I have yet to use.

Tomorrow is a dream that leads me onward
Always just a step a head of me.
It's my joy I've yet to show
For it's the person I've yet to become.

Now isn't that just beautiful.....I love it....it speak volumes.
I don't know the Author to give credit so if you do let me know.

Have a healthy Sunday and together lets see what tomorrow will bring to all of us.

Kitt

  
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HIKERSAN 11/30/2008 9:09PM

    This is a really nice poem! Thank you for posting it. Sorry I am so late in finding it!
Keep up the great progress and transformation!
Hugs,
sandy

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KOKO48 11/1/2008 9:01PM

    Thanks for sharing,

Karen

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STAMPINTINA 10/26/2008 11:29PM

    That is awesome Kitt, thanks for sharing with us all. Hugs, Tina

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KITT52 10/26/2008 9:13PM

    Thanks Annie I'm glad you like it as I have you to thank for the poem.

HUGS

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QUILTINGB52 10/26/2008 8:58PM

    Perfect place for our poem!!! Love your background & profile pictures!! But then I love anything to do with fall!!

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DISTAN 10/26/2008 8:35PM

    Kitt,

I love it . It sounds like you and what you are doing.

Diane

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weigh in day

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It's Wednesday and so it's my weigh in day.
I did not lose any weight this week. I'm stuck right there at 177.
It seems impossible. I weigh 177. I'm very happy with my progress.
I get a bit down about not loosing and I try to think what did I do wrong, where could I have done better.
I ate healthy everyday, had plenty of water. I exercised 6 days and did weight training.... so where did I go wrong.....answer, no where. I did it all right and still no loss....but then I am reminded that I have done so much I have come so far....I mean I weigh 177, now I know for some people this is to heavy, I'm still a fat so... but to me... I am so proud of my self , I'm so happy for what I have been able to do.
I am thankful for all of you who post on my spark page and tell me how I have inspired them or give them the courage to keep going. I hope you know that helps me too. I feel good about being able to help others. I am truly blessed with so many friends and so much support.
I wish I could reach out and hug each one of you for all that you have given me.

So as always do your best, eat healthy, get up and move, have some fun and love yourself. And never ever give up.

LIVE LEARN and IMPROVE.

Kitt

  
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JILLIANWILLIAN 10/26/2008 3:58PM

    Wow Kitt - you've lost 47.47% of yourself - This is VERY motivating. I am glad to see that you (as usual) are not fussed about not losing weight last week and instead focus on your actions - you certainly have a good head on those slim shoulders of yours! I'm glad that you keep sharing and inspiring me along my "weigh"... greatly appreciated!

jillian

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STAMPINTINA 10/22/2008 10:18PM

    You are awesome Kitt. Some weeks we do it all right, and still don't lose. ITS OK! We all have our plateaus, I pray it is a short one. At tops we call a no gain, no loss weigh in a Turtle. We celebrate Turtles just like losses. It means we are still doing what is right and maintaining is still progress.
Hugs, Tina

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QUILTINGB52 10/22/2008 10:15PM

    OMG ~ you are stuck at 177 ~ I would be doing cart-wheels and backward flips if I were at 177!

You have dropped 160# and are stuck at 177??? ....and you continue to amaze me!! Perhaps you body is slowing down cuz you are getting close to the weight that will best suit your frame!!

You have dropped 160#........WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

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HEALTHYGAL01 10/22/2008 9:11PM

    Kitt,
You always inspire me. I remember how long it took for you to finally get to onederland. It just takes time and the losses aren't always when you think you should get them. That is why I choose to not participate in any weight loss contest or challenge and just focus on the process and what I need to do - after all YOU taught me that.
Sara

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MOV4WARD 10/22/2008 9:08PM

    emoticonright back atcha!

sometimes i wish that weight loss was always in a straight line downward, it would be so much more predictable, eh? and it should be tied to all the things we do... it remains the gr8 mystery in all this, how the body can do the opposite of what we expect.

the good things in all this! you've lost so much already, you will lose more too, and you are doing things that are healthymaking for your body! I'm betting there are other gr8 things happening, like a spring in your step, an odd feeling because your thighs and arms, abs, tushie all feel smaller! ever notice that? when we get the sensation that something feels smaller again? sometimes i can feel it when i can't see it in the mirror or on the scale.

well, u hang in! methinks u r doing gr8 :)

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DISTAN 10/22/2008 5:05PM

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Diane

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weigh in day

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


What more can I say...
Today I have lost 160 pounds, I'm so surprised.
My reward is the new James Taylor cd.
The best reward is just feeling so good about myself. Having the confidence to keep going till I reach my goal.
Meeting so many encouraging people here on SP.

Have a Happy and Healthy day.


Kitt

  
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TRECECOOKS 10/22/2008 4:05PM

    Hooray for 160 pounds gone forever!!!

Funny thing about James Taylor.
He's now married to a girl I went to school with, and does fundraising things for our school.
Carly Simon (wife #1) is now married to a guy I went to college with!!

It is such a small world!

Thanks for stopping by my page. I am doing OK, logginf my food and exercise in the Sparktrackers. Have a great day!!

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JESSALOU 10/20/2008 1:50PM

    way to go kitt!!!!!!!!!! thats awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! your going strong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MARYK43 10/19/2008 11:05PM

    YOU are such an inspiration! My husband and I went to a conference in Chicago this weekend and I ate way to much and the wrong things. My weight will be something I will always need to monitor. Congratulations to you! I am certain you are feeling fantastic! Mary Kay

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HEALTHYGAL01 10/19/2008 2:11PM

    I am so happy for you Kitt and what a great reminder to reward - well deserved
Sara

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LOGDIVA 10/17/2008 8:07PM

    Kitt! You are SO doing it! You never fail to inspire me....your steadfast journey to goal is so motivating...stand proud, woman, you are a toughy! Thanks for being my Sparkifriend!
~Tika


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STAMPINTINA 10/17/2008 3:27PM

    WOO HOOO KITT.... You are absolutely AMAZING!!!

I am SO PROUD of you!!!

I am down 87 now... I am so glad to be seeing progress.

Hugs, Tina

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QUILTINGB52 10/15/2008 9:01PM

    Oh....I love James Taylor!! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are AWESOME woman. Once you got started ~ you were unstoppable!!!

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MOV4WARD 10/15/2008 3:33PM

    ...skids in with purple balloons & streamers tied up in bows!!! emoticon

big woo hooo hooooooieeeeessssss!!!!

what a gr8 surprise! WTG! (hugs) jules :)

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VELVETSAPPHIRE 10/15/2008 2:32PM

    Keep up the great work. Hope to post things like this on myself some day and people like you inspire me to keep working and staying positive on this road to better health and self-esteem emoticon

Keep smiling ~ you have good reason to emoticon

Carol

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MADIMOMMY 10/15/2008 1:50PM

    Great Job!!!!! What an inspiration you are!!!
Angie

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I'm learning

Friday, October 10, 2008

This was not my best day. I woke early as always did my work out and had a shower. I was dreading what I had to do. This was the day I had to resign from my new job. For many reasons it was not working out. I felt nervous and stressed. I hate to be a quitter. Still I need to do what is best for me and my well being. So I called and resigned. I then got dressed and left the house. I was feeling frustrated, anxious and stressed. Then I got an over whelming craving for "Fat Food" In my past I would go right to the drive thur at McDonald's. I would never go inside because I felt everyone was thinking, fat girl you have had enough food. The drive up window was my best friend at one point in my life. It keep me in "Fat Food" and time of the day or night and no one had to see me.
My mind was spinning as to what can I do... I DO NOT want to go eat. I need something else to do.....Oh shopping my mind told, you know how you love to shop...I was worried that is my next addiction...over spending. I reminded myself I just quit my job...not extra pocket money....How will i relieve my stress and feel better. Then it hit me....I'll go to the park, we have a beautiful park right in the middle of our city....I got there and all the flowers were beautiful. I got out of my car and walked to the duck pond. It was a warm morning and the ducks were swimming and waiting for someone to feed them..it would not be me, as I did not bring anything for them. I walked around the pond, I could feel some of my stress go and I looked around, took a few deep breathes and felt so much better. The flowers were beautiful the trees starting to turn red and gold...I felt relief, I started to walk some more and see kids playing on the swings and slide. having so much fun...its nice to see kids laughing and playing...I slowly walked back to my car feeling so much better and light again. My stress and frustrations had left me. I was not having any cravings and the thought of a "fat Food" meal made me frown...my thought was I am learning new ways to cope. I have to power to over come my stress with out food.
I have learned so much from sparkpeople. I have a right to be proud of myself. I'm learning.....thank you sparkpeople for giving me the tools I need to learn a new life style... a new healthy me.....it feels wonderful....


Have a healthy day.

Kitt emoticon

  
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SHADOWPUP 10/21/2008 4:21AM

    My own personal challenge is avoiding the tendency to stick around TOO long. Kudos to you for making what was clearly a tough decision.

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CAROL_HOORAH 10/14/2008 8:48AM

    I recently resigned from my job too, and I had all the same feelings! I hate to be a "quitter" as well, but we have to do what's best for our well-being right! Spark has taught us that much!! :) Congrats!

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DISTAN 10/13/2008 2:55AM

    Kitt What a great way to get rid of stress and wanting to eat. You are not a quitter I know what your job was. Why would you want to go back to that????? You made the right choice. Good for you.

Diane

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HIKERSAN 10/11/2008 7:48AM

    Kitt,
What a wonderful experience. I really enjoyed reading how you used to cope, your reasoning, and the new way you found to relieve the stress!
As for resigning, . . . that is not quitting, it is self nurturing, knowing when a certain course of action is not in your best interest. That is IMPORTANT!
You took a potentially disastrous day, and turned it around to be an awesome day! what a great achievement!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Hugs,
Sandy emoticon emoticon

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SUN_CLAY 10/10/2008 8:19PM

    Huge accomplishment there Kitt!!! Look at what you did, you turned to a healthy beautiful walk.....not the golden arches. WOOOHOOO! it just goes to show you have truly embraced this wonderful new lifestyle! great job!

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QUILTINGB52 10/10/2008 8:01PM

    Congratulations for not staying in a job that isn't a good fit! I don't see that you are a quitter ~ YOU are what's important!!

Your walk through the park sounds very relaxing ~ take advantage of it and go there again!

And congratulations for not giving in to that "fat food devil" ~ you are a much happier person to have overcome that obstacle!!

Take care!
~Ann

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HEALTHYGAL01 10/10/2008 6:04PM

    I'm so proud of you for both giving up on a job that stresses you out even though part of you did not want to and for relieving stress in such a great way.
Thank you !
Sara

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MOV4WARD 10/10/2008 5:54PM

    Kitt, i'm so very tickled for you. my car used to turn into McD's all by itself, swear!!! love that you fought thru the urge & took a walk! woot!

now is a good time to add this to your list so you'll remember & do it again next time, eh? Hopefully we'll lose the urge for fat food and the urge to walk will happen instead :)

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VELVETSAPPHIRE 10/10/2008 5:11PM

    What a wonderful way to relax and enjoy your success. I used to go to the park and since I can't walk much, loved to sit there and watch the kids play, the dogs romp with their owners and I always love to watch the birds. Next time you go, you can take some bread crumbs and feed the ducks rather than yourself :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ keep up the good work :)

Carol


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