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Red Lobster-wow

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

My husband and I went to Red Lobster for our 30th Wedding Anniversary and wow! emoticon I came home and tracked my calories and doubled my normal calorie allowance. I am not going to get upset though...today was a special day and tomorrow I will get right back on track. For the rest of the night I am going to drink tons of water. I would love to say I am going to exercise, but I am too stuffed!! emoticon We had a wonderful time together.

  
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WHISPERINGPINEZ 9/5/2013 7:52AM

  emoticon emoticon Such a special time. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves.

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DJ4HEALTH 9/3/2013 9:30PM

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CTUPTON 9/3/2013 9:30PM

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DS9KIE 9/3/2013 9:12PM

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LOBRENNAN 9/3/2013 7:46PM

    Congratulations.. hope you have another 30 years together and then some :)

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ALFBUNDY 9/3/2013 7:00PM

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Weight Loss Idea I wanted to share!

Monday, September 02, 2013

Hi Everyone...first of all. Happy Labor Day!!!

I got this idea online and I think it will be a very motivational weight loss tool to use. As you can see in the picture, I took 2 heart shaped bowls (you can use anything for this, I just happened to have these from my Daughters Wedding), and I fill one bowl up with the amount of Marbles representing the # of pounds I have to lose. Mine is filled with 100 marbles..wow! Every time I lose a lb, I take one marble from one side and put it in the other. When the original bowl is empty, I have reached my goal! My bowl is empty because I just started this, but I plan on it being filled up one day emoticon

  
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CYND59 9/3/2013 11:25AM

    I saw that idea a few other places and think it is great. I just might have to do it!

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GAILANN48 9/3/2013 9:45AM

    Wonderful idea!

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WHISPERINGPINEZ 9/3/2013 4:17AM

  emoticon idea. Love it.... emoticon emoticon

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WEEPINGANGEL74 9/3/2013 1:09AM

    Great idea. I do something similar but with brightly colored paperclips in my office so whenever I want to "cheat" I can look at my string of clips and see how far I have come and usually avoid the sweet temptations.

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RUNNINGFRAU 9/2/2013 5:16PM

    Great idea.

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RENATA144 9/2/2013 2:46PM

  What a pretty & charming way to visualize your weight loss journey !

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CRYSALLIS1 9/2/2013 2:32PM

    Great idea. I may use something like this!

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WILDKAT781 9/2/2013 2:23PM

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KITTYCAT64 9/2/2013 2:18PM

    What a fun motivational idea. I going to get some marbles. If u out need anything holler. Cathy emoticon

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KITTYCAT64 9/2/2013 2:17PM

    What a fun motivational idea. I going to get some marbles. If u out need anything holler. Cathy emoticon

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GEMLADYONE 9/2/2013 2:04PM

    That's a great way to visualize both your goal and progress! Best of luck, you can move them all over there! emoticon

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NHES220 9/2/2013 1:53PM

    Great idea! Good way to see your progress!


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FENWAYGIRL18 9/2/2013 1:23PM

    Great idea! then you can visually see your progress... I even like the idea with the quarters hahahaha good luck!

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GERIKRAGH 9/2/2013 1:05PM

    Great idea. Might work with quarters too and then spend the money when you're through.

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BOBSALABAMAGAL 9/2/2013 12:59PM

    I think this is a great idea. A visual reminder and motivator. Not to mention a great way to Spark someone when they ask about it emoticon

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WARRIOR11209 9/2/2013 12:53PM

    Great idea! emoticon

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KDSTAP 9/2/2013 12:48PM

    I like this idea.

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DS9KIE 9/2/2013 12:43PM

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I am so ready for change!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Last November my daughter got married. Everyone told me how beautiful I looked, and I really felt beautiful, UNTIL I saw the photos of me . I was shocked! Why is it we don't see the way we really look when we look in the mirror?? I vowed right then that I would eat healthy and exercise to get the weight off once and for all. Well, here it is almost 9 months later and guess what? I am 9 lbs. heavier than I was at the Wedding!! emoticon My daughter informed my husband and I that we are to be First-time Grandparents in April of 2014. I am thrilled , don't get me wrong, but one of my first thoughts was...omg, if I continue on this road I will look horrible in any picture taken with my grand child. I run from cameras and I don't want to do that anymore! I have over 100 lbs to lose and I KNOW I can accomplish this. I am sooo excited about it being September 1st tomorrow.....I think I am more determined than I have ever been to eat right and move my body, and this is due to joining SP today emoticon I joined My Fitness Pal and I get NO support over there. I love how this is so different . My first day and people are coming out of the woodwork to make me feel loved.

I want to get this weight off so I will feel better.....I am always tired, my chest hurts a lot, and I just don't sleep well at night. I do not want to end up getting a disease because of my bad eating habits. Its much easier to prevent than cure. I set goals on here and I AM READY !! emoticon I already planned out my eating for tomorrow and I am going to go walking.

I look forward to getting to know people on here. I want to motivate others, and also to be the best that God made me to be. Together we can do this!!!

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CRYSALLIS1 9/2/2013 2:40PM

    Congrats on your decision to join Spark people. I have celebrated many of the same recent life milestones and the pics are a shocker. But in the meantime just try to stick with your plan and don't run away from the camera. Just know future pics will be better. You would be sorrier if you weren't in the pics. People love you whatever size you are and see what's inside. It's just hard personally when you see the pics for yourself.

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WHISPERINGPINEZ 9/2/2013 8:19AM

  You have all the right reasons to loose weight with a grandchild on the way....but don't forget the most important person of all to do it for is YOU!!! emoticon emoticon

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WARRIOR11209 9/1/2013 6:11PM

    Congratulations! You made the decision to become healthier and have a plan for Sept 1. Sparks helped me get healthier and drop 100 pounds. There are videos, groups and blogs for motivation, ideas and at times just a good laugh.
I too got a wake up call when I saw a picture of myself at my 50th birthday party, what an eye-opener.
Best of luck and we are all here for each other when needed emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITWITHIN 9/1/2013 10:39AM

    Much success to you on your journey.

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WRITINGRUNNER 9/1/2013 4:44AM

    emoticon Spark is fantastic, you can do it!

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SOH8S2DIET 9/1/2013 3:22AM

  Planning your eating in advance is a huge help and gives you a guide to help you say no to other temptations. Take it one day at a time - this can be done. emoticon

and remember the words of Jillian Michaels......"Unless you are going to faint, puke or die, keep moving" emoticon

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EDITOR 9/1/2013 12:30AM

    Colleen, You have a plan now follow through!

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RUNNINGFRAU 9/1/2013 12:25AM

    Welcome Colleen!

SP is a great website and community, very supportive and positive.

Like you it took a picture to finally and once and for make the changes for a new me cause I sure didn't like what I saw. I focused on a couple items each week to work cause changing everything at once is overwhelming. Plus what really helped me was the caloric counter.

Get involved with the many videos and teams out there. You'll meet so many interesting people that share a lot of the same interests as you do.

I've lost over 45lbs and am running my third half marathon. Next year I'm planning on running a full marathon, a gift to myself cause i'll be turning 50. I never thought at that age I could ever achieve that.

So welcome, look forward to celebrate your achievements. Petra

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DIANE7786 8/31/2013 11:29PM

    Now is your time for success! Sparks has a lot of support, motivation and tools to help you reach your goals. I understand running from the camera because I've been there. We look nice in our mirrors because we can't compare ourselves with other bodies. About once a month have someone take pictures of you with people (strangers) at a park or other activities. Think of getting in shape as preparing for photos of yourself as an active grandma pushing the stroller at a fast pace without tiring, easily sitting on the floor playing with your grandbaby and other fun activities. You can do this!

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LOBRENNAN 8/31/2013 10:59PM

    Congratulations on your commitment!!

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