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One Pound of Fat... Too Little To Lose (Borrowed from Coach Jen)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hello! Do you know me? If you don't, you should. I am ONE POUND OF FAT, and I am the happiest pound of FAT that you would ever want to meet! Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me! After all, I am only ONE POUND OF FAT. Just ONE POUND. Everyone wants to lose 3 or 5 or 15 pounds, but never ONLY one. So, I just stick around and happily keep you. Then I am free to add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice... That is, until I have grown to 10, 20 or even 30 pounds in weight... YES... it is fun being ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT... left to do just as I please.
So, when you weigh in, go ahead... just keep on saying, "Oh I only lost one pound." (As if that is so terrible.) For you see, if you do this, you will encourage others to hang around me because they will think that I am not worth losing. And I LOVE being around you... your arms, your legs, your chin, your hips, and every other part of you. HAPPY DAYS! After all, I am ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT!!!

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I don't need to rid or purge you happiest one pound of fat but I want to change who you are into that beautiful pound of muscle emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 9/1/2011 3:25PM

    I was in a 'healthy lifestyle' class where they had the actual models. Amazing how 'flabby' the 5 pounds of fat felt, and how solid and strong the 5 pounds of muscle was - really made an impression!

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KAYTIE22 8/31/2011 8:34PM

    This is a good one. Thanks for sharing. A message we should all remember. emoticon

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ELISADENK 8/31/2011 7:47PM

    YUCK!!!! emoticon

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JENS_DOIN_IT 8/31/2011 5:51PM

    I LOVE this one!! A sparkfriend shared it a long time ago and it has stuck with me EVER since! I keep it on my spark page at ALL times!!! So glad you liked it!

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JULIEANNCAN 8/31/2011 5:33PM


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Team Challenges That I Am Participating In

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

We just completed the 1st Staying within range contest / challenge team At Goal and Maintaining was for 8 weeks I did fairly well 3rd in the challenge not bad. New one starts on September 6th thru Halloween .

BLC17 begins september 7th to November 30th As I am at my goal range will be a challenge / team for those of us who are within grasping goal / maintaining weight I believe this is the first time for us to do BLC

Tomorrow is weigh in for challenges as well as measurements to be taken. My range is 147 to 140 still my goal is to lose body fat I do believe my workout routine I started this month I will see the body fat go down by November 30th.

I joined the challenges ot keep me on my toes holidays are right around the corner after I am done with these 2 challenges I will have really earned my reward of the Nook (it was going ot be Kindle but Nook has won me over)

Here's emoticona leaner me.

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KASEYCOFF 8/31/2011 3:11AM

    I think challenges are a great way to target specific goals and keep you focused. I hear you about the body fat: I'm at the point where it means more to me than the number on the scale...

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MJ7DM33 8/30/2011 11:30PM


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RUNNERGIRL60 8/30/2011 11:04PM

    Way to go!! Im deciding on what challenges I want to do. I need to think fast! I would like some fitness challenges so im going looking now. Im struggling with my wt. And want to refocus on fitness for a while. Good luck and. I'll be veering you on!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELISADENK 8/30/2011 10:21PM


Don't forget to check out the Perimenopause Challenge for Sept. May be of help, also. emoticon

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OMG moment ! From the news today

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I think many of us were watching the news on Hurricane Irene I'm use to having hurricanes hit where I live as I am now in Florida and let me add I am so glad Irene did not hit us but feel for those who were affect by the storm.

While at the laundry mat this morning caught the news on the TV amazing footage of home where I grew up and lived only minutes away until I left NY back in 1994 so is the clip that was an OMG!


As a child I lived just the other side of the street where this took place that life guard shack has been there for decades Wonder how close the bay & ocean came this time?

Hope the water recedes real quickly for everyone

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SAMI199 9/2/2011 6:39PM

    It has been something else...

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DITZYCHICK 8/29/2011 10:58AM

    Oh my goodness...that would truly be a moment to make you stop and feel some shock. So happy that you weren't affected by Irene and have been keeping those on the East Coast who were affected, very deeply in my thoughts.

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LJCANNON 8/29/2011 9:59AM

    emoticon emoticonI am so glad that you and your Family are safe. I--and many others--will continue to pray as the long Recovery process begins.

Comment edited on: 8/29/2011 10:01:01 AM

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SHAWFAN 8/29/2011 8:24AM

    WOW!! Prayers still going out for those who have been affected by this storm!

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LNSYLVSDOGS 8/29/2011 7:06AM

    Wow! Scary stuff! I hope the waters recede quickly, power is restored, and life can get back to normal soon for all those affected by this storm.

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KASEYCOFF 8/29/2011 6:05AM

    Wow! Reminds me why I love to visit the shore, but don't want to live right along the beach...

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WALKINGGRANDMA 8/29/2011 12:31AM

    That is scary. I'm glad it wasn't as bad as predicted. It could have been a lot worse. I know it was hard for those directly affected, but not as many people were hurt as was thought.

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ELISADENK 8/29/2011 12:10AM


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BRANDTSGIRL 8/28/2011 9:31PM

    Thanks for sharing, & yes it's scary.

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Oh My Where Did The Month Of August Go?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Can it really be the 20th of the month already? Amazing time is really flying by for me.

Guess I am on target as I have 7 strength training sessions in for the month I aim for 3 a week CArdio I have 13 cardio sessions of at least 30 minutes in few short of my goal there but I have burned pretty much the calories I expected ot for each week. This week will be a challenge in getting all of my workouts in. I have been staying within my range so far this month. I'm trying a few new things to se how it all works out for me in maintaining where i am.

Just joined yesterday the BLC its a team for those uswho are at goal weight or just within reach of our goal This should keep me accountable for the next 12 weeks or so it starts in September. Still holding on challenge for team At Goal and Maintaining. I believe its only 1 more week for that challenge.

All in all I can't complain things going pretty well for my personal life.

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AZHURE_SUNSOAR 8/24/2011 6:17PM

    Your kidding right? isnt it still July? ;)

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CANDOK1260 8/22/2011 10:13PM

    comgrat on knowing what you need to do and doing it

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KASEYCOFF 8/22/2011 3:15AM

    Wow, you really have done great - incredible fitness regimen. Congrats all 'round!

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JULIEANNCAN 8/20/2011 7:23PM

    You can do it! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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A Little Of This and A Little Of That

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It has been a slow but peaceful week so far. Rainy one to boot, but we so need the rain.

Really slow week for me so far I have only gotten 2 days worth of workout in Today though I went Zumba class then drove to the gym to get a little more cardio in with strength training. Friday I should make it to Zumba class. That will give me 3 days of cardio in and 2 strength sessions. Not my most productive week.

My Mp3 Player decided to completely die today while I was at the gym Sunday it was giving me issues, so I will need to purchase a new one this coming pay so I can have music at the gym of what I like ot listen to.

New strength training routine is really challenging me which is a great thing I feel it in my muscles.

I'm still staying within my range for maintenance but the past few days is at the higher end Hopefully I will get back to the low end. I'm just glad I'm hanging in with in range still need to do some tweaking to figure this all out but so far so good.

At work I have found out I am not the only one who is having issues seems many of us not to happy right now We all are concerned over how the customers behave and worried what nut is going to go off the deep end and hurt or kill someone up there.

Let's not even go there about what just happened in wisconsin recall election how many times does one have to get the short end before they come back into reality that those they voted for are not in their corner. I'm dreading next election seems wisconsin is going to be the forecast as to what is coming . I can't believe the wake up call wasn't heeded - rights of the union workers striped away and the citizens didn't even care. You will be next on the chopping block UGH! So sad as where this country has gone to a new LOW! Stepped back into time to 100 years ago emoticon

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CANDOK1260 8/12/2011 3:18PM

    well I live in ohio where our govenor took a page from wisconsin and band all collect braging for public worker but we haveing a recall elction on the issue in november and wait until you see what ohio does. We are a union state/

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JULIEANNCAN 8/11/2011 4:34AM

    It sounds to me like you you aren't giving yourself enough credit for the exercise and healthy eating that you're doing! You're doing a great job!

I'm sorry to hear about your MP3 player and I hope you'll be able to get a new one soon.

I won't comment on the politics except to say that I am scared for what may happen in the future.

I hope you have a great rest of the week! emoticon

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