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Keep the compliments coming!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip."

~ Arnold H. Glasgow

I have been getting lots of compliments this week about how my clothes are fitting looser and people at work are saying they can really tell that I'm losing weight. This feels so great! I wanted to post a blog entry about this to serve as a reminder that I am on the right path and I am on my way!


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MINI-ME-2B 10/29/2008 9:02PM

    Its a great feeling when other people notice the weight coming off! Keep up the good work!

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DREAMNSCHEME 10/29/2008 12:56PM

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Congrats, all that hard work is paying off!

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MINDLE 10/29/2008 11:28AM

    Look at you! W O W!

Great job!

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I lost a microwave!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I posted this on my DONE girl's spark team and wanted to post here in my blog so that I could look back and see how much weight I've lost.

So far I've lost 36 lbs since the start of my journey. What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding?

1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human's skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale's brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant's heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant's penis (yep, weighs more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World's Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she's 5'11)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she's 5'4)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony

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SARAHCLINE 10/29/2008 7:51PM

    Good to know! Congrats on your weight loss!

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ERUPERTO 10/29/2008 8:28AM

    Great blog!

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MERAINA 10/28/2008 3:38PM

    Kewl info! I love this!
Rock on Done Girl!!!
Keep on Dancing,

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The correct way to weigh yourself...

Friday, October 24, 2008


It turns out that this is the correct way to weigh yourself.
I can't believe I was doing it wrong all these years.


(I received this email today and it made me laugh so hard I couldn't resist posting it on my blog).

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GOLDSTEINLE1 10/25/2008 5:49PM

    Love it...thanks for sharing!

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FEISTYMAMA 10/24/2008 9:53PM

    Now it all makes sense. emoticon

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SBAKER12 10/24/2008 5:45PM

    emoticon That's Great!!! LOL!!!

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VONSUE 10/24/2008 3:39PM

    I'm loving it. I've been doing it wrong all this time. No wonder it keeps showing the wrong number. emoticon

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SWEETZMIX 10/24/2008 2:38PM


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12 Pounds Lost!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Since my post entitled "Frustrated" I have let go of 12 lbs. 12!! This sort of weight loss never happens for me. I've been on a plateau roller coaster for almost a year, and have finally busted through!!

On 9/12 I weighed 275

This morning (10/10) I weighed in at 263.

I am high on life. I've been working really hard - working out every day, watching my food, sticking to my food plan, etc.

Also jeans I just bought don't fit and are waay too loose, especially in the butt. A shirt I bought that was too tight - I'm wearing today. And I have endless energy!

I deserve this!!!


~ Kathy

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MELSGIRL06 10/13/2008 11:36AM

    Way to go keep up the awesome work!! emoticon

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MELLBELL08 10/12/2008 8:53AM

    emoticon good job girl!! now let this motivate you more to lose more stay focused!! emoticon

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DIZZY527 10/10/2008 6:26PM

    That is fantastic! Congratulations! Keep up the good work - you can see it's paying off for you!

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ERUPERTO 10/10/2008 3:54PM

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Good for you!


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Faith and Hope

Friday, September 19, 2008

Just for Today...

Just for today I will adhere to my food plan and know that having this plan makes me free - it doesn't confine me.

Just for today I will let God do as he sees fit, and stop trying to control every aspect of my life.

Just for today I will be thankful for all of the blessings in my life, even the things I see as negatives because they are what shape me as a person, and even the bad is a gift.

Just for today I will smile and know that I'm taking time for myself.

Today I am hopeful that I can continue down this path and make the right choices. I know that God is watching over me and helping guide me. I know that with a lot of faith, and a little bit of hope, I can reach my goals.

~ Kathy

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BLUEWILLOW527 9/19/2008 10:26AM

    AWESOME!!! I'd LOVE to have this on a poster, right in front of me at all times!
Thanks for posting it and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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JACKE1 9/19/2008 10:23AM

  It's good to know others give God the credit. I've got to totally give my weight, appetite and health to God. I need to take it minute by minute. I've been eating too many wrong things because of depression.

If you would partner with me in prayer to get fit for God.

Have a great day.


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