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Happy Weekend!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday is finally here!! Yay! Not sure why I'm excited since I have to work Saturday morning. Oh well, it's just for 4 hours and then it's time to kick back and relax and enjoy my weekend. Nothing in the works as far as plans yet. Probably will stay home and do some serious vegging. We'll see what it brings though! emoticon

To recap yesterday's goals....oh geesh, do I have to say it?!? Goals, not met. emoticon Calories were over my limit, water intake fell short. Who's letting it get them down? NOT ME! Back on track today and ready to have a successfully healthy weekend! emoticon

Yesterday was also my step son's 14th birthday! I can't believe he's going to be a freshman in high school this year! He's grown so much and seems to get taller every time I see him! His mother had a concert to go to last night so him and his sister stayed with me. My kids just love seeing them and have a blast when they come and visit. We went to Outback for his favorite meal and then played some games after we got home. The kids taught me how to play farkle and we had a great time! I just love when we all get to spend some quality time together. emoticon

I did not do any fitness minutes yesterday but I'm determined to get them in tonight! emoticon

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Walt Emerson
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GRANLUND 7/19/2010 1:59PM

    Hope you had a fabulous weekend and are having a great Monday! Keep fighting the fight. It is worth it!

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CANDY_LU 7/18/2010 11:06AM

    Hope you have a great weekend! Also, good luck on your continued success!! emoticon

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PEGTIGER 7/16/2010 6:01PM

    Great that you are continuing to work on your goals!

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IUHRYTR 7/16/2010 5:40PM

    At least you're determined to get on track again rather than giving in. Good for you. -- Lou

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Finishing Off Strong!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Good morning friends! How has your week been? I hope all is well with everyone and that you are ready to finish off this week strong!

My daily goals have been met each day this week. Although yesterday I did fall short on my calories and water intake. I got off of work at noon and had a dentist appointment to have two cavities filled. For some reason I am better at drinking my water while I'm at work. (Maybe it's the Culligan water jug sitting in the corner staring at me, idk.) My dentist snuck in a 3rd filling and I'll tell ya what, I'm a big ole' baby when it comes to dental work! I layed around the rest of the day and only ate some vegetable soup around 9:00 pm. Today I've got my big girl panties on and feel much better! emoticon

I'm also adding in a new goal thanks to LALABUMBUM's inspirational 5000 challenge. Crunches, squats, and push-ups here I come!! Remember I'm just starting so my #'s are piddly compared to many! Ya gotta start somewhere though, right?!! emoticon

Squats: 50 Crunches: 25 Push-ups: 25

Workin on toning this new body and accepting the compliments as they keep rolling in. So far I've spread the spark to 3 people at work this week and announced my 30 lb loss on facebook for about 300 friends to see! When asked how I did it I was proud to say SparkPeople.com baby!! emoticon

Have a fabulous day and keep on Sparkin!

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
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LALABUMBUM 7/16/2010 8:40PM

    Thank you so much for the shout out! Your blog really made my day today! And you will definitely be able to do all those push-ups, crunches, and squats soon! I just spread them through out the day. And I do the easier push-ups on my knees, I wish I could do regular ones, but Im working on it!

Way to go with your challenges, you are doing AWESOME!!!

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IUHRYTR 7/15/2010 3:05PM

    Keep up the good effort one positive day at a time. emoticon -- Lou

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JOYSONG50 7/15/2010 12:23PM

    Hey lady! What you mean your numbers are piddly? I think your numbers are great for someone that's just starting. You made it through 1/2. You'll be doing more before you know it. Keep up the good work.
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LIBBYFITZ 7/15/2010 10:22AM

    emoticon emoticonCongrat's on the great week!

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ANGELAWILLIAMS3 7/15/2010 10:03AM

    Hey baby steps! That sounds great to me! Just don't compare yourself to others here, each of us has our own issues, trials and tribulations ...so what if I can do more than you ...or vice versa. At least we are doing it and not sitting on the coach waiting life by.

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Trying Times....

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy Monday Sparkies! emoticon

I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend! I didn't do much of anything...had to work Sat. and Sunday the only adventure I took was my trip to church...oh ya, and DH's grave. emoticon

I've been going through some trying times with my sister. Without going into details, my family has been in conflict. My sister and I are not on speaking terms and I hate it. Well, just yesterday she decided to start emailing me. I responded in a very mature and rational way to a very harsh and insultful email. My mom even said that she cried at how maturely I handled things. Then my sister shoots back an even crueler email. I'm hurt and our family peace is in shambles. My poor mother gets so stressed when there's conflict and I feel horrible we can't work things out for their sake. I'M TRYING!!!...my hardest! She's just being so irrational. My parents and her husband even worry that she is on the verge of a break down. Please pray for her...for us...for our family peace. emoticon

On top of all this my kidney stone is still here and it HURTS! emoticon When I went back to the doctor last week they said that I still had a "moderate amount" of stone in me. They decided to give me another week in hopes that I pass it on my own and if I don't I have to have more lithotripsy. UGH! My pain today is probably a positive sign that my body is naturally passing this stone. In fact, I did pass a large piece before I left on lunch break. It still hurts and I'm getting ready to call the doc to make sure this pain is normal and that I shouldn't come in. They only offer litho on Tuesdays and Fridays so they said to call if I had more pain so they could get me right in. Cross your fingers this is as painless as it can be and that I don't have to have anymore of that nasty and painful litho!! emoticon

Thank you in advance for your support! Lots of love!


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SISTERDEAR 7/14/2010 1:21AM

    Wow, you've got a lot to deal with, but we serve a BIG God, and nothing is impossible with Him. Keep your eyes on Him and not on your problems - I know, not so easy when it's in your face - but you can do it. He can give you peace that passes understanding. Believe me, I have lived through much of this myself.

Hope you are doing well soon!

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JOYSONG50 7/13/2010 3:14PM

    Sorry to learn you're going through so much. Will be praying for you and your family. Feel better soon!

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KATHRYN1955 7/13/2010 8:49AM

    Hopefully both the family conflict and the kidney stone passes quickly. It soumds as if your sister is hurting and striking out. Taking the high road can be difficult, but keeps the door open if she should ever change her mind.
Thinking of you,
Take care

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    I'm sorry you are going through so much, just klnow we are here for you! Im sorry about the pain.. hope it passes soon!

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IUHRYTR 7/12/2010 4:52PM

    Continue to take the high road of maturity in dealing with any unreasonable relatives and consider whether to continue contact. Why subject yourself to unneeded insults, negativity, etc.? Hang in there. -- Lou

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LOOZINITNOW 7/12/2010 4:10PM

    I know your pain. My sister and I also haven't talked for 5 months now. She has caused the family great pain and doesn't see the error of her ways. I just continue to pray for her daily. You are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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RUN2MYDREAMS 7/12/2010 3:47PM

    emoticonI'm sorry you are going through so much! Will keep you in my prayers along with your family! emoticon Stay strong in faith my friend. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it! emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 7/12/2010 3:28PM

    That is sad that you have a sister that is being irrational. All you can do is listen and not give advice unless asked to! That is the code I try to live by. My heart goes out to you and you're family.

You're main priority is you're immediate family, you're children.
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MOMFAN 7/12/2010 3:14PM

    Hugs and prayers!

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REDDOGMOM 7/12/2010 3:12PM

    I hope you pass all of your stone as painlessly as possible.

In regards to your sister, I know it's natural to want things to work out. Speaking from experience, sometimes you have to cut that loose in order to keep yourself healthy. I know we all only have one family but there are times we have to be selfish and do what's best for us. I wish you the best of luck with your situation.

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MONIKALW81 7/12/2010 3:11PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your family conflict! I know firsthand how stressful that can be. Hang in there. It sounds like you are doing what you can to keep things civil.

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CANDY_LU 7/12/2010 3:05PM

    I hope you get to feeling better soon! I'm saying a prayer for your family as well. Keep your head held high! :o)

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HANNAHEP 7/12/2010 3:04PM

    You are so strong and brave!

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LORTHOM2001 7/12/2010 3:02PM

    hang on in there. u can do it!

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My Love Affair with Mr. Queso

Thursday, July 08, 2010

I'm trying to get back into the groove of blogging. I've had just so much going on that my sparking has unfortunately taken a back burner. emoticon Well no more! Even if I don't have the best news to share or the most inspirational things to talk about I am going to put effort into just putting something out there....goals, goals met, a good quote, something!

Yesterday was a success in several ways. I stayed within calorie range, I drank my water, and I sparked! emoticon emoticon The biggest accomplishment?? I took the cheese dip out of the microwave and exchanged it for cheerios instead!! My stress drove me to take it out and start heating it up, but my will power took it back out of the microwave and let me go to bed and wake up with a clear conscience. None of that, "Oh why did I eat that and sabotage the day's efforts?" feeling. Yesss! emoticon

You will not defeat me Mr. Queso! TAKE THAT! emoticon emoticon

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LALABUMBUM 7/8/2010 6:49PM

    Way to go! Mr. Queso doesn't stand a chance to your determination and strength! emoticon emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 7/8/2010 6:24PM

    It is so nice to have you back on board for the daily blog , blog! If you can't get here daily just get here when you can. It is nice to read about you're little and big adventures!!...lol WE don't worry about you then! You are a very special person and keep up the good work! emoticon

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PPCM_SURVIVOR 7/8/2010 6:05PM

    emoticon I dont know that I would have done that... I LOVE queso! lol thats why i dont buy it! Thats a great accomplishment!

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LABALLER4LIFE 7/8/2010 5:58PM

    oh man that must have been so hard. congrats! cheese is definitely my weakness. and you had to take it back out of the microwave that's even harder!! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 7/8/2010 5:53PM

    emoticon That's the way it's done!!!

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IUHRYTR 7/8/2010 5:41PM

    emoticon Great determination! Keep up the good effort one meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time. emoticon -- Lou

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RUN2MYDREAMS 7/8/2010 5:30PM

    Oh, I most definitely need you around when I go grocery shopping! I hope that by reading your blog, some of your will has rubbed off on me Leslie!

GO YOU! emoticon emoticon emoticon YOU WILL DO THIS! 150's will be here before you know it my friend! emoticon emoticon

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The Time is Now!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Hi guys!! Long time no blog! This last month has been pretty hectic for me. I haven't had a real successful weight loss month but I'm not worried about it. It could've been a lot worse actually. What weight I did gain while on vacation I lost in the first week I was back. Then I got a silly kidney stone and gained it back again. The week after I lost it for the second time and I'm not letting it creep back again! I'm sooo close to the 15o's!! Today I weighed in at 162 even. The 150's are so close I can taste em! lol

So after some thought I've got my July goals set and in motion. I'm sticking to the goals I've set for prior months, (like drinking 9-12 glasses of water, staying in calorie range, eating more fruits and veggies, etc.) and these are the ones I'm adding in.

1. Become active in my spark teams! I've not done this before and I feel bad. It has not been fair to my team leaders and also to my team mates. I've edited the teams I belong to and plan to actively participate now.

2. In the solid 150's by month end. I'd love to see the # 157 on the scale....that means mini goal=lose 5 lbs.

3. Long term goal is 154 lbs-- and once I reach that I'll only be 4 lbs away from my overall goal weight of 150. Plus...154 is the weight where my BMI would go from overweight to "normal." Could it be?? Me? Normal?!?!! Well maybe not mentally but at least I'll be normal physically, LOL =)

I just can't believe I'm so close to not being overweight. It has been YEARS, shoot, practically my whole life since I've been this close. There's no turning back now! I've not done all of this work to stop now! My goal is in sight and I'm going to make it! I'm doing this for me, for my happiness, and most importantly for my health. The time is NOW.


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KATHRYN1955 7/9/2010 8:34AM

I have been hovering between 160 and 163 for 6 weeks now, so that is my goal as well....to see 159 by the end of July.
We both can do it!!! As I am just 5'2", I need to see 136 to get to a normal BMI, but I will be happy to see 140!!
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RUN2MYDREAMS 7/8/2010 10:54AM

    emoticon emoticon I'm glad to see you back. I've missed you! emoticon emoticon

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IUHRYTR 7/7/2010 3:47PM

    Nice to have you back. Keep up the good effort and you'll see the 150s soon. -- Lou

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LIBBYFITZ 7/7/2010 2:23PM

    I was about to send out a search party for you!

So glad you are back blogging! I get what you mean about the teams I need to do the same as I am in too many teams and can't keep up.

You are sounding really up beat and glad you are recovered from the kidney stone. emoticon

Best wishes with you goals and look forward to reading you're news. emoticon emoticon


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MOMFAN 7/7/2010 2:04PM

    emoticonVictory is in the air!

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LALABUMBUM 7/7/2010 12:35PM

    Great goals! Im glad you are feeling better and back on track, you will totally reach your weight loss goal by the end of the month! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YESITSDEB 7/7/2010 11:56AM

    So glad to have you back and know that you've done well while away. That means that once you hit your ultimate goal (which is sooooooo close), maintenance won't be an issue! YOU ROCK! Good goals for July. emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 7/7/2010 11:40AM

    Glad to see you putting those plans into motion! You are going to hit that 150 soon!

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