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Monday, April 05, 2010

Have you ever heard the saying "She has a one track mind." In my case its a good analogy. I tend to get very focused on one thing at a time. Which is wonderful if my focus is on my diet. This week however, my focus was not on my diet. My husband and I spent the week painting my little girl's room pink and our living room green. We went and saw a movie, looked at buying a new car (didn't get one), we were soooo busy.

I didn't go completely off and slip back into my old habits, but I did lose focus. I would not quite count my calories, or I would eat mindlessly, real butter, Reese's Peanut Butter eggs, which just so you know must be made by the devil himself . . . . Anyway you get the idea. So I went a little off the track.

Now what??

Am I going to quit? NO

Am I going to berate myself? NO

Am I going to say I will never, ever eat real butter ever again? Not without my nose growing like Pinocchio.

Am I going to boycott the makers of Reece's Peanut Butter Eggs? Maybe

Am I going to get back on track? Yup!

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SPARK-KAT 4/10/2010 2:49AM

    I think the most important part of spark is that this isn't just a "diet" - but really a lifestyle. It doesn't matter if you go crazy at Easter and eat all the Reeses eggs in sight, because you know that's not how your everyday is anymore.

Good for you getting back into it so quickly!

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MS_DOLLY 4/6/2010 4:15PM

    You and my husband make me laugh about those Reese's PB Eggs. My favorite treat in the whole world is a Reese's Peanut butter cup blizzard add bananas... but I actually don't like the eggs. emoticon

Good Job in jumping back on track. I watched my weight gain this last week too and I'm just not certain why, except I didn't track nutrition OR fitness for 4 days in a row. Accountability is sooo important. So glad to have this team and you!

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    I agreee. PB Eggs so made by the emoticon. And I love them TOOOOOOO!!!!! emoticon Actually anything that combos PB and Chocolate is a marvellous creation, unless you are hum... health eating.

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TRASEE 4/6/2010 9:41AM

emoticon That is what happened to me this weekend... and I am happy to say I am back to tracking today. Keep up the great work.

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JBLW2KIDS 4/5/2010 11:20PM

    Wow, were you watching a movie of my life this week? I got SO off track this week! Life, and living life, can be difficult sometimes. Your attitude is a testament to your healthy lifestyle. It is merely a detour, not a roadblock for your success. Keep up the good work!

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ROSE-100 4/5/2010 9:34PM

    Hang in there You can do it,you have forgiven yourself. emoticon

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I've lost my daughter - and I've never been happier!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Okay, put down the phone, don't call social services just yet!! My daughter is fine and sitting in the living room watching Nick Jr.

However, I have lost 35.4 pounds which is exactly what my daughter weighed when she stepped on the scale this afternoon. I have lost a very tall two year old!!!

The crazy thing is I'm always picking her up and telling her how heavy and big she is getting, but I used to walk around with that . . .EVERY DAY!! No wonder I felt terrible before, I was hiding a toddler somewhere!

Adam (my hubby) has lost the same amount almost. Together we have lost twins!!

Now, next goal, lose one of my first graders!! The weight not really lose one of them.

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SURLYGIRL 3/28/2010 9:01AM

    I hadn't thought of weight loss from that perspective. What a wonderful and unique way of looking at the situation.

I really enjoyed your blog - you've put a big smile on my face!
Good for you and your DH that you're both getting healthy and improving your and your kid's lives.

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SASSAGAIN 3/28/2010 7:47AM

    Congrats! I've also lost my son, for the same reasons. and have almost lost another of him, too! Am looking forward to that day!


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KATELOSS2009 3/27/2010 10:25PM

    that's AWESOME!!!! I love putting concrete measurements to the lost weight - how cool that your daughter weighs exactly what you've lost!!! Keep up the great work!!


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PAPELBON58 3/27/2010 10:22PM

    feew wow i took that literal for a few seconds but that is so great as u put it that way it is true u have lost ur daughter in weight. lol so hillarious. thank goodness. happy 4 her in her bed she will love u 4 it and u will love it too. great purchase 4 u and her at the same time. i have lost 30 here and that is close to a bag of hersheys dog food 37 lbs i have the number memorized because if i buy it i read the number and carry it up the driveway.


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USARUNNERGIRL 3/27/2010 10:09PM

    How hilarious. I haven't thought of my weight loss in that perspective. I've lost a big bag of dog food. Whew.

I think it is great you are getting a big girl bed for your daughter. She will love it. My son loves his and sleeps longer too in it. Maybe you will get a bonus with the purchase like I did. More sleep = happier mommy!

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TIME2LIVE_227 3/24/2010 12:26PM

    emoticon!! Love this blog entry because it's soooo true! The other day I picked up one of my husbands 50 lb weights and almost dropped it because it was so heavy....yet I'm carrying more than 50 excess pounds on my body right now!

Keep up the great work!! emoticon

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LFLFLPLP 3/24/2010 9:03AM

    Congratulations!! What an accomplishment! emoticon

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CAT5599 3/24/2010 9:00AM

    That is hysterical!!! Good for you! I need to lose a 6 year old!!

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KTINNC 3/24/2010 8:35AM

    LOL; love this! I'm working towards losing my son - about 45 pounds..haha..

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CLAIRESGG 3/23/2010 10:18PM

    Great job. I need to lose my granddaughter.

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TALLYCAT13 3/23/2010 7:51PM

    lol that is too funny, i love it:) i guess that means i've lost my very fat cat.....

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SHERYLDS 3/23/2010 7:37PM

    And here I was all set to call in an Amber alert.

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JOYPHOTOG 3/23/2010 7:31PM

  That's awesome. I've never thought about weight like that. I have a 3 year old who is over 30 pounds, and to think about his weight just hanging on me really puts it into perspective, so THANK YOU. I'm even more encouraged than I was before! lol! emoticon

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MUNOZ2806 3/23/2010 7:11PM

    Catchy titled...and very inspiring story. I guess I could shot for loosing my grandson...LOL.


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    Congrats on your progress. Thanks for explaining your subject line.


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Too Big For My Britches

Monday, March 22, 2010

Okay, so a week and a half ago Thursday I ran out of my High Blood Pressure meds. I know I should have immediately called the doctor for my refill, but oh, no, not me. I figured I'd lost 35 pounds, I probably didn't need them anymore. So I made an appointment for last Friday, meaning that I would have been off of them for over a week. I thought I would walk in and my doc would say, hey wow, you are cured, lets get rid of those silly ole pills. It didn't QUITE work out that way. More like hmm, your bp is 145 over 100! Have you been taking your pills? So needless to say they are now refilled. SIGH! I know I didn't get hbp over night, so no it's not going to go away overnight, but one can dream.

On a good note, I am no longer morbidly obese, I'm just obese. I was also anemic last time, but am now on the low side of normal. So I'm at least moving in the right direction.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, I know I did!

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SCAVARET 3/28/2010 10:27AM

    I've been on high blood pressure meds since the birth of my son (6 years ago). I thought it would be a short term thing, and kept asking when I could get off them. But now, finally, I hope to be down enough at my next visit in June to get off of them for good! It's not that it's that hard to take the pills, it's more of a pride thing... Good luck, and congrats on the wonderful weight loss!!

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SHIPESTA 3/22/2010 8:47PM

    hey, at least you are accomplishing a few things right? The blood pressure will hopefully come with time as well. keep up the good work, 35 pounds is nothing to sneeze at!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I love you guys, but I will be awol for a little while. My mom is coming into town. I only get to see her about two or three times a year, so I make the most of it. I will log on when I can, but otherwise will see you guys after the weekend:) Have fun you all!

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KUDLBNY 3/17/2010 8:46PM

    Enjoy your visit!!

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CAT5599 3/17/2010 7:51PM

    Have fun with your momma! My folks are coming the weekend after Easter, so I know how it is. I see them about 5 or less times a year. Have fun and be good to her and yourself!

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

I sometimes feel like a stalker on spark lol. You know the feeling, where you can't wait to log on and see what your latest SparkHeroes are doing. I've picked out some definate people that I am following closely. The people who have really lost 50 or more pounds and are still working their butt off literally to keep the scale moving in the right direction. These people have now become my heroes. Heroes like CoachDNuke, Treble02, Larosebaugh, SpunkyDucky and many others who inspire us to be better on a daily basis.

So what sets them apart from the pack?

Do they have some miracle pill? NO

Do they have some miracle diet? No-as far as I can tell they are each doing a different diet.

Do they have a genie in a bottle? No

Do they have a personal trainer and personal cook? No - well not that I know of.

Is it real easy for them? No- as far as I can tell, these people struggle with ups and downs and falling off the wagon and plateaus the same as the rest of us.

What sets them apart is their attitude. It is a never give up, never surrender, I'm done being the fat girl or guy, nothing can stand in my way, when life gives you lemons make fat-burning sugar free lemonade, when the going gets tough the tough do a 5k attitude.

Most of them have been doing this steadily for a year or more. Most of them see that life does not give you roadblocks it gives you hurdles, meant for you to jump over and keep on trucking.


They may be losers, but never quitters.

So am I a quitter? Heck NO!

Am I a loser? You better believe it!

Am I a SPARKHERO? Not yet!

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SPARK-KAT 3/23/2010 6:06PM

    aww, I know it's late - but I love this!

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CAT5599 3/13/2010 4:53PM

    Rock on!! Keep up the good attitude. We can all do this, it takes longer for some, but we CAN reach our goals!

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