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After Weigh In

Sunday, June 29, 2014

I was very surprised and happy with my weigh-in. First week was 7 pounds, this weigh-in was 3 pounds! Ten pounds in two weeks is terrific, and has me very, very motivated to do more. But right now it's 2:30 am, and I need to sleep. Tomorrow is a busy day with cutting the grass, keeping my grand kids, and gardening.


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LISA579 6/29/2014 7:16PM

    woohoo way to go, I hope you got some sleep

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Next weigh-in

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

With the next weigh-in two days away I know my weight loss will be smaller. That is just how it goes. But I guarantee a smaller loss, or no loss, will not disappoint or derail me. If you read all the Spark articles on weight loss, you will know a 7-pound loss every week is not healthy.

I'm still working at my exercise, water, and eating (emotional eating being the most challenging for me), and I am attempting to do it all as wisely as I can. You can do this, too. Make a decision, follow Spark's plans, and exercise. Everyone can do some exercise! I've had surgery-a discectomy, and I am battling a great deal of pain in my knees from an injury I cannot afford to see a doctor for. Still, there are things I can do. There are things you can do, too. Movement counts!

I can do this. You can do this, too. I believe in you! emoticon

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TROOPER1961 6/27/2014 7:51AM

    Congrats Laurie!! You have had an awesome 2 weeks for weigh in and wtg on sticking with your plan. NSV are just as important as actual weight loss and should be celebrated daily.

Great job!!

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    Thank you, Lisa!

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LISA579 6/25/2014 6:15PM

    what a great motivator you are. I am so happ to be in your pack

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End of week one

Friday, June 20, 2014

I was elated at my loss during week one. Miles walked cannot tell the whole story. What does? A sum of all my activity, the water I drank, the food choices I made and the determination to keep going are what made me lose seven pounds. Dance! It's a love of mine. There isn't any mileage to dancing, no way to account for the work it does to my waistline, legs and arms. But I love it! Why not do something I love to help me get where I want to be? I walk, I do strength and flexabity also. We need the entire package. My loss next week won't be as dramatic. It never is. But I will walk, eat, drink and dance my way to fitness, and be thankful for the good time I'm having on this journey.

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    Thank you all for your enthusiasm and comments. I've been offline for over a week because of a thunderstorm, but all is repaired now. I appreciate your comments. They felt like a hug. emoticon

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LISA579 6/22/2014 4:26PM

    Way to go woohoo

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    Of course you can count dancing! Dancing is one of the best exercises!! And if you type in Dance, it does come up!!

If you cannot find it, just use Aerobics (light - like WATP) to log it in.

Welcome and WTG on ridding yourself of 7 lbs!! WooHoo!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GEMINICHIK 6/21/2014 10:12AM

    Good for you. Keep it up...It's working for you!

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RHOOK20047 6/21/2014 8:05AM

    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon

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POSITIVEHOPE 6/20/2014 11:34PM

    Let the joy of those 7 lbs down Carry you lightly as you dance.
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TROOPER1961 6/20/2014 11:22PM

    You had an amazing 1st week. Congrats to u for all your hard work!!


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EVIE4NOW 6/20/2014 7:52PM

  Good luck next week.

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