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I'm baaacckk!!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Okay, so I'm super excited to announce that I rid myself of those few pounds and am in the 160's!!!! YAY! That's 22 pounds since I began Spark People and 4 of it was in the last 9 days of March. I got really motivated with this last challenge, (THANK YOU RUN2MYDREAMS!), and have totally rocked it! I don't even feel like rewarding myself with food like I normally do after a diet, I just want to keep on going. You know why? Because this truly isn't a diet! I don't have to keep telling myself that, I KNOW it! emoticon

Another biggy for today is that I announced my loss on Facebook! This was huge to me! I'm always so scared of what people will think, especially all of those peers from high school. I didn't want to let them know that I struggle with my weight, that I was fat, that I needed support. I was also afraid of rejection. What if no one commented or "liked" my accomplishment. It's kind of gotten to me before, when I say something really emotionally hard to say, and then nothing. No comments, no encouragement, nada. Well this time I didn't care! I put it out there for the world to see! I'm confident enough in myself that even if they didn't comment I would hold my head up high and know in my heart that I am worth it! I also wanted to do this because it would keep me accountable...ALL those people know now and I'm not about to let them down!

BTW, my comments are blowin up and I've got 5 friends who "like" my status...so far! This feels awesome! I'm so confident and I'm ready for the whole world to know....I'm baaacckk!! emoticon

  
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JOYSONG50 4/5/2010 1:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great accomplishments. Keep it up! You're doing great.

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MISSDREA3 4/3/2010 12:57PM

    WOW!!!
You ROCK!!!
You should feel so proud...good for you!
You are such an inspiration to me Leslie!
I hope that soon I can write about accomplishments like yours...
Keep it up!
Drea

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MONIKALW81 4/2/2010 10:42PM

    Way to go!!! I saw your ticker was down in the 160's and was hoping you blogged about it:) Many congrats on all your hard work!
Happy Easter!

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SEXYVIXEN2 4/1/2010 7:02PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss - you're doing really well

Congratulations on having a positive attitude and confidence in yourself too - both will go a long way in helping you achieve your goals. Well done you!! emoticon

Best wishes and Happy Easter, Angela emoticon emoticon

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RUSSELLORAMA 4/1/2010 6:42PM

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LOOZINITNOW 4/1/2010 5:09PM

    emoticon You are doing awesome! Good job spreading the spark on FB! emoticon emoticon

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YESITSDEB 4/1/2010 3:46PM

    You are totally in the groove.....I love it! You have a big weight off your shoulders now and your newly found confidence is easy to see. You deserve it all! Enjoy every second of your new lifestyle. emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 4/1/2010 3:30PM

    Well done! I am also not sure about putting my weight stuff up on face book. I share my status and Blog, so just might go the whole way and do weight as well!
See you have encouraged me. All the best with the rest of you're journey.
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RUN2MYDREAMS 4/1/2010 3:11PM

    It's a lifestyle change my friend and you are SO rockin this lifestyle! I'm extremely proud of you and all the hurdles you are emoticon emoticon overcoming to get to where you want to be. I KNOW that you WILL do this my friend!
Keep on DOING YOU! emoticon

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BUTTERFLYSONGS 4/1/2010 3:08PM

    "Things that seem hard are not always that hard. Put one foot in front of the other, and you'll get to the end." emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 4/1/2010 3:05PM

    I'm so proud of you! I worried about Facebook, too, but found out that it's a great way to spread the SPARK! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHHAAR 4/1/2010 3:05PM

    Congratulations on a job well done!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SMORSEBVR 4/1/2010 3:04PM

  Congrats! It's hard to open up (sometimes especially to friends).

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Hey March, guess what....I'M BOSS!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Well today is the last day of March and I've definitely shown it who's boss! emoticon I'm anxious to see what that scale shows tomorrow. Hopefully I've rid myself of the two pounds I was fighting with and will be in the comfortable 160's. I've seen the scale at 168, but have been telling it to stay under that 170 mark to no prevail.

Even if I don't shed those couple of pounds, I'm so pleased with what I have done so far. I've lost two dress sizes, (isn't that the politically correct verbiage although I hate dresses?! lol), and have changed the way I eat...without hardly noticing! I don't even crave all that junk and fast food anymore. It actually upsets my stomach and makes me feel like crapola if I do eat it. My body has gotten use to that healthy stuff and it feels awesome!

I'm also noticing and LOVING all the new changes I'm seeing. Thighs are much thinner, face is much thinner, and the best part?! I no longer look pregnant!! I got so sick and tired of people asking me when my due date was. The last time I checked I popped out my last kid five years ago! LOL Here's to FINALLY losing my baby weight! It feels fabulous! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MTNHIKER1971 4/1/2010 10:23AM

    The suspense is killing me

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CULACCINA 4/1/2010 6:15AM

    Good for you, girl!!!
Take care :D

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RUSSELLORAMA 3/31/2010 11:14PM

    You are rocking it!

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GSREMUS5 3/31/2010 9:16PM

  Way to go!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/31/2010 7:29PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonI am so proud of you!

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LOOZINITNOW 3/31/2010 7:16PM

    Those changes beyond the scale mean just as much if not more! Great job!

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RUN2MYDREAMS 3/31/2010 7:14PM

    You are emoticon my friend! Way to go rocking the remainder of March Leslie! You have done great this month regardless of what the scale reads tomorrow my friend! emoticon

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KRYANPRINCESS 3/31/2010 7:09PM

    emoticon emoticonI'm so glad you are doing so great!! I bet you are gonna totally rock that scale tomorrow!! emoticon

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ANGIEFAYE818 3/31/2010 6:31PM

    Yea!! You are an achiever!! :)

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MEGANC1988 3/31/2010 6:02PM

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YESITSDEB 3/31/2010 6:00PM

    You are definitely the BOSS! You go girl emoticon

As anxious as I'm sure you are for the scale to show you what you want to see, it's all about how you feel about your changes. WELL DONE! There is someone looking down at your with a great big smile on his face right now emoticon

Now it's time to kick Aprils butt. emoticon

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Cherishing the memories

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I've saved, backed up multiple times, and printed off all of my pictures of my late DH but came across a new one tonight...one my friend had of him. Oh what a new picture can do and conjure up! I smiled until I started feeling the urge to throw my phone across the room. Then I saved, backed up, and saved again. For your viewing pleasure and mine...



He was such a ham! emoticon

"No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why." ~author unknown

  
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LIBBYFITZ 4/1/2010 3:37PM

    A lovely man. Thank you for sharing you're story with us. My heart goes out to you and you're 2 beautiful children.
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MARYMAC45 3/31/2010 7:26PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish those memories, thats what has kept me going for the past 24 years. Wishing you fond memories and hugs.
Mary

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JOYSONG50 3/31/2010 9:36AM

    So sorry about your loss. Memories like this are so worth keeping and I like the floral crown. Keep your spirits up my friend.
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LOOZINITNOW 3/31/2010 9:24AM

    Cherish those memories! emoticon

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YESITSDEB 3/31/2010 9:01AM

    Love the crown! What a beautiful memory that I know you will cherish forever. emoticon

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REDRUNNERMOM713 3/31/2010 9:00AM

    Great pic! I'm happy you are able to smile when you look at his pictures now. Keep your head up high girl and look for the signs....he is still around and with you!!!! emoticon

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SPOOKIEDO 3/30/2010 11:56PM

    Great picture. May God watch over you and your family.
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MRSFARRA 3/30/2010 11:51PM

    I am sorry for your loss but the picture is awesome as a cherished memory. I hope you had a lot of wonderful years to build up memories and your attitude is a insiration.

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RUSSELLORAMA 3/30/2010 11:46PM

    The flowers are fabulous!

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Gettin' scale happy

Monday, March 29, 2010

Wow, the weather today was gorgeous! emoticon Why couldn't it have been like this over the weekend?!

I'm staying motivated even though I'm fighting w/ the scale right now. Yes it's going down but I've been getting frustrated over these 2 pounds that seem to keep showing back up. What's up with that? WAIT a minute here!!! What's up w/ me stressing about TWO pounds?! I'm gonna cut myself some slack here. I'm sure it's just water weight and bad, bad me for weighing myself every day. I've gotten a little scale happy! (or shall we say obsessive and addicted?!) I gave myself a break and didn't weigh this morning but plan on weighing again tomorrow. I'm building such a love/hate relationship w/ this darn thing it's not funny! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Tomorrow should be a fun day. I get to chaperon my daughter's 1st grade field trip! Woo hoo! I've got my healthy sack lunch packed and I'm ready...I think! lol emoticon Wish me luck! (Do you think I can smoke out the back window of the school bus like in HS?!) LOL! Again...BAD me! emoticon

  
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ANGIEFAYE818 3/30/2010 10:42PM

    Havd loads of fun!!!

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KRYANPRINCESS 3/30/2010 10:27PM

    emoticonPut that thing away!! LOL I have this issue with 2 pounds too...up, down, up, down...I totally believe it's water, or you know other things that might not of passed through your body yet! LOL You are doing a great job! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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RUN2MYDREAMS 3/30/2010 5:13PM

    Hope you behaved on the bus w/DD emoticon

Don't let those 2 frustrate you my friend! You are in those skinny jeans and that's what's important. You feel & look great. The rest will all come into play!

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BUTTERFLYSONGS 3/30/2010 1:47PM

    I was thinking the same thing about the weather. I had several days off from work and the day that I go back....it's beautiful! Go figure !

Keep the positive attitude and you will win your battle with the scales. emoticon

You don't have to get it perfect you just have to get it going. Babies don't walk the first time they try, but eventually they do. - Mark Victor Hansen



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YESITSDEB 3/30/2010 12:40PM

    You're right, cut yourself some slack. I completely understand the scale obsession though. I hop on it every day myself. UGH! What a brave woman you are for heading out with all those 1st graders! Hope you have a great time and kudos to you for packing your healthy sack lunch. emoticon

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MTNHIKER1971 3/30/2010 10:37AM

    Sounds like you're going to have a good day. Hopefully, you'll take along a camera.

Love your SparkPage by the way, very peaceful



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ROSIE777 3/30/2010 8:50AM

    I know what you mean dear friend I have had the same pound coming and going for more than three days and I just got to not stressing. Here is go enjoying the journey. We can do this! emoticon
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MONIKALW81 3/30/2010 12:14AM

    I actually don't own a scale. Makes it a little tricky at times since I don't weigh in on a super-regular basis, but I know I would be the same way. I would probably weigh myself 5 times a day!

Good luck and have fun on the field trip! My mom was never able to go to anything school-related (during the day) so I try to help out with my daughter's K class as much as possible.

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IUHRYTR 3/29/2010 11:29PM

    Hope you're still sane after the field trip. :) -- Lou

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/29/2010 11:23PM

    Way to throw out that scale for a week! Don't look for a whole WEEK! It will make you nuts! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 3/29/2010 11:20PM

    We can make the scale our own worst enemy. Learn to love the tape measure. It never lies to you. Have a great time tomorrow! emoticon

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Rockin my skinny pants!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Okay, so the last couple days have not been the best in the stress area. My daughter had an awful fit yesterday morning on the way to day care because she couldn't find her leapster. She yelled and whined and cried and OMG it wasn't pretty! Once we got there she kept it up and it was just so embarrassing to have to deal w/ this in front of others! Where's the emoticon pulling his hair out?!! LOL

Then last night nobody could get along, they fought all night and took turns crying and throwing fits. AHHH Where's the emoticon that's stomping his fists and feet on the ground?!

Well tomorrow is a new day I kept thinking. What do I wake up to and discover? My child's dead hamster. GREAT! How is she gonna handle this? Do I replace the stinkin' thing or tell her? Geesh, the poor kid didn't get a good start to her day again today but she took it pretty good. Of course there was the initial melt down and tears, but when I consoled her and told her we'd get another one, (thank God this rodent is still under it's 15 day guarantee! lol) she was excited about getting another one.

So off to a more positive subject...I'm wearing my skinny khaki pants! Woo hoo! These are the ones that I stuffed away in the back of the drawer. The ones that made my butt and thighs look HUGE the last time I wore them. The ones that gave me a tummy ache cuz they were so tight. The ones I haven't worn in atleast 2 years! And guess how they look?! AMAZING! Guess how they feel...even more amazing! Not tight at all! Thank goodness I didn't do any laundry so I could make this great discovery! I've definitely gotta go shopping this weekend to buy more pants that fit! Bye Bye diaper butt! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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RENE54 3/29/2010 9:51AM

    You have great sense of humor! Congrats on the skinny pants, I cannot wait until I get there. emoticon emoticon
Rene

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 3/27/2010 9:37PM

    Rock on in those skinny pants, my friend!!!

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MONIKALW81 3/27/2010 3:19PM

    I LOVE reading your blogs. Way to go on the skinny pants;)
My 6 year old daughter NEVER threw fits but my 2 year old son sure has them down pat..so I definitely feel for ya on that end!

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RUN2MYDREAMS 3/27/2010 11:46AM

    You are rockin' it Mama! GO LESLIE! emoticon emoticon

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MISSDREA3 3/27/2010 2:11AM

    Wow! Congratulations on the skinny pants!
You are really doing it and that is GREAT!
Keep it up!
Drea
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JOYSONG50 3/26/2010 8:59PM

    Great blog and emoticon on your weight loss success! I really enjoyed this blog. Love your sense of humor. emoticon

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RUSSELLORAMA 3/26/2010 8:37PM

    Yay for skinny pants! And what is up with those rodents, the shelf life for those things is super-short. Man!

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MRYTYLER 3/26/2010 7:51PM

    OMG do I remember those days with my kids. I'm glad things are going better and congrats on your skinny pants. Have a great weekend.

Mary

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KATHRYN1955 3/26/2010 5:11PM

    A sense of humour is a wonderful thing!! I hope you don't mind that I shared your blog with my daughter and sister who are also on Sparkpeople. Hope you weekend is more settled!!
Glad to hear about the pants!!!

Kathy

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GRANNYS5 3/26/2010 4:45PM

    emoticon on the pants. I can relate to the rest of your blog REAL well. I am a mother of two and now a grandmother of 5 3/4:) you should get a little stress relief in about 30 -40 years. And honey - that hamster ain't going to be the only dead pet you replace:) Have a GREAT weekend, enjoy those skinny jeans and those WONDERFUL kids. emoticon emoticon

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REDRUNNERMOM713 3/26/2010 4:23PM

    I am SOOOOO excited and happy for you about your skinny pants!!!! WAAAAA-HOOOO!!!!!! You are doing super duper great girl!! I'm sorry you have been dealing with so much drama though. Hope you find lots of great goodies on your shopping trip! emoticon emoticon

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JOURNEYOFHOPE 3/26/2010 3:51PM

    Hope you have a great day! emoticon emoticon Wonderful that your looking and feeling amazing!!!! That is so very motivating! Have a great time shopping:) emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/26/2010 3:16PM

    Oh, what a fun blog to read! I love your attitude! I am an emoticon lover, and there are a LOT of emoticons I wish we'd get! I mean, if we have a emoticon, why not a SPARK!? or a FIRE?! I also loved the descriptions you used! I'd use them often! emoticon emoticonLori emoticon emoticon

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LUVIN2BEME 3/26/2010 3:13PM

    GOOD JOB!!! Sometimes it just takes a little victory to make it all better

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DALEALLEN 3/26/2010 3:12PM

    congrat on the pants!

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