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Small victories

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Today's small victories:

*Accepting myself and being grateful for it.
*Putting down the aspartame-laden garbage and drinking water.

I can't cease to keep making better choices. Still in this healthy thing to be alive in a few years.

Small victories. Tell me your own.

PS: 24 pounds gone. Can't complain.

  
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GYPSYGOTH 11/17/2013 12:23PM

    emoticon Glad to hear of your success so far and your commitment to making healthier choices! emoticon

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GGJUNEBUG 11/15/2013 7:38PM

    Awesome!

You know, that's true, I need to stop consuming foods with artificial sweeteners.
I have to follow your example and pay better attention to my nutrition.

Keep up the excellent work!

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CHANGEOLA 11/15/2013 3:31AM

    emoticon sounds like you are on the right track. emoticon

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MEMKEEPR 11/14/2013 3:17PM

    My small victories include, walking 5 or more times a week, eating better, giving up diet coke.

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MARYELA 11/14/2013 2:49PM

    making healthier choices

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Be joyous. Celebrate humanity. Show kindness.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Today I choose to be joyous and celebrate my fellow human beings. Tomorrow, I choose the same.

Tell me how you have shown or are going to show a spark of kindness to your fellow human beings. Yesterday I made more healthy lunch than I needed and brought the leftovers to work for coworkers. (I'm no celebrity chef, but anyone can mix three or four ingredients and come up with something edible!)

  
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GGJUNEBUG 10/26/2013 3:39PM

    That is really sweet of you. What you did was an excellent way of showing your concerns for your coworker's health/diet. Have a good weekend!

Keep sparking!


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MOTHEPRO 10/25/2013 3:07PM

    Great idea!

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GYPSYGOTH 10/24/2013 5:52PM

    That is such a lovely sentiment!
I didn't do a heck of a lot, but provided excellent customer service and a shoulder to whine on for folks who left feeling better than they came in, and also held the door for the pressurized-carbon-dioxide -delivery man, and he asked if I was new and said no one had ever held the door for him before. Ugh! It's easy to lose faith in people when they don't have common courtesy. But I suppose most people are inherently good. Or at least a good portion of them.
I'm a cynic.

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FINCHFEEDER80 10/24/2013 12:25PM

    I try to lead by example. Give a situation the benefit of the doubt, or just look for the silver lining in everything. I want to spread joy in my wake, not negativity. Great post!

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DEEGIRL50 10/24/2013 6:24AM

    I shared laughter with my girlfriends. We supported a friend who is starting a home-based business.

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RENEEAQUA 10/24/2013 1:36AM

    i took my kids to a pumpkin patch and they got to go on pony rides. they loved it!!

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A Space for Non-Scale Victories (add your own!)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

1. I can fit in pants that are a size 22 now. No more going to stores, trying on the biggest pair of pants I can find in the store, and walking out in disgust because the biggest pair of pants I can find is too small.

2. I'm officially the lowest weight I've been since 2004. I'll simply take this as a victory, thanks.

3. I really don't care what anyone says, I'm going to lose weight. Period. Full stop.

(space reserved for future victories)

Add your own in the comments, I love inspiration!

  
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SARAHSMC22 10/22/2013 1:17PM

    Way to GO!

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I_CAN_AMY 10/22/2013 1:51AM

    It's really important to keep track and celebrate the "non-scale" victories! I am learning this myself as I feel like my weigh loss has slowed down in the past two weeks. Thank you for reminding me to keep track of these!!

I went shopping with friends and I tried on XL and L REGULAR shirts! No big girl store! This felt momentous!

My family sees me once or every two weeks. Tonight my brother said "wow, you are really losing weight!" I am...lol!

Keep up the great work!!

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GGJUNEBUG 10/15/2013 10:43PM

    Good job, girl!

:)

LOL Your intro to your sparkpage made me laugh. Hilarious!

Have a great rest of the week!


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FALLENXRUBY 10/15/2013 10:00PM

    Congratulations! That's amazing. Lowest weight in nine years...that's something to be so proud of!

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BLUEJEANS27 10/15/2013 8:06PM

    Congratulations!! Nice blog, thanks for letting us contribute:

1. My face in my yearly staff ID photo has gotten thinner and thinner over the past 3 years.

2. I am tucking in my shirts and wearing a belt for the first time in about 15 years.

3. I am enjoying clothing shopping for maybe the first time EVER.

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GYPSYGOTH 10/15/2013 7:38PM

    Yay you! I am so glad to hear you are seeing results and are so committed!

For me, recent smaller jeans, bra and panties. A medium in panties. That is crazy and possibly a first in 20 years. Wow! And I can run for many minutes in a row. Also crazy.

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WHYNOTJ1 10/15/2013 9:08AM

    How awesome!

Mine is buying clothes in regular Miss sizes, not Plus.

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WHOVIANGIRL23 10/15/2013 8:46AM

    1. Going from a size 20 pants to a 14

2. Going from an XXL shirt to a L

3. Buying a smaller bra

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DEEGIRL50 10/15/2013 3:56AM

    1. Feeling confident that I can do it.

2. Finding an exercise I really enjoy doing.

3. Eating healthier than I've ever eaten before.

4. Going down in clothing sizes!!

Thanks for letting us share in your success and post our owns! Great blog.
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SCOTTYP65 10/15/2013 12:41AM

    1.The feeling you get when your pants are loose is one of the BEST! I had that feeling today, so I went to my closet and tried in the next size down, and some were tight but others were fine. Maybe in two weeks I will be wearing the smaller size with comfort:)

2. Cinching the belt down another notch!

3. Being able to to physical things that I used to be able to do, like bend over while riding the lawnmower to pick up things on the ground!

CONGRATS on your NSV's so far. I'm sure there will be many, many more.

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Big, audacious, amazing goals!

Saturday, October 05, 2013

I've hit my one big goal: to get past thirty days without giving up. That's the goal that I needed to achieve to even think about other goals. And now it's done. 31.

So without further ado, a few audacious (but SMART) goals:

*Walk 10 miles. (Did 6.25 miles on some trails this morning, so that's not unreasonable.)
*Do an overnight hiking trip.
*Lose 10 pounds per month for the next six months.
*Run a 5k distance. (Again. This is not my first go-round.)

And starting my rewards:

*230 lbs (50 lost): Mountain biking gear.

PS: Any suggestions for cheap ways to get new clothes? If the next thirty days are like the thirty that just passed, I'm going to need a new wardrobe by Christmas.

  
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WHYNOTJ1 10/7/2013 9:35AM

    One of my friends hosts an annual clothing exchange. We haul our unwanted clothes to her place, have a nice brunch, then go through each other's piles. Any unclaimed clothing gets dropped off in a charity box afterwards.

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GYPSYGOTH 10/6/2013 2:59PM

    aha, so that's what the count was about :) good for you!
great goals. i hope you have a blast.

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ESCHLETZ 10/6/2013 10:43AM

    you could check out churches in your area. I know my church has a program called The Clothing Closet. People bring in things they no longer want or need and anyone that comes is welcome to take what they would like at no cost.

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IMLOCOLINDA 10/6/2013 3:39AM

    I love the thrift stores and also consignment stores. I like the idea of selling your larger sizes and getting smaller ones. Great goals!
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IMREITE 10/6/2013 2:46AM

    Amazing goals!

cheap clothes -discount racks are great sometimes less choice but still some options.Today i bought 5 tshirts for $20
I have luck at Goodwill, St Vincent de Paul type of stores. you may even find other inexpensive things to treat your self with.

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FITFRIT 10/5/2013 9:09PM

    Good for you! As for clothing a previous poster suggested finding fb groups who buy sell and trade items and they are a great suggestion I get my children TONS of clothes that way super cheap. I would also suggest resale, thrift, and good will stores. I shop really cheap right now at dollar (Family Dollar, Dollar General) stores for clothes, I never buy more than 2 of an item in one size. I made that mistake and bought myself a bunch of x-large capris for summer and I could put them on but they fell right off midway through summer. Buy an item or two here or there, nothing all at once.

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DANDELLIE 10/5/2013 5:45PM

    emoticon on your 31 days. You did amazing.
I really like your goals.
For the clothes I know that in my area there are several groups on Facebook for exchange and selling clothing for cheap. You could maybe do a research in your area.
If not I would try a used clothing shop if you're comfortable with that. They sometimes have amazing things for a ridiculous price. I know I donated a lot of new clothing to the ones where I lived when they didn't fit.
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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 10/5/2013 4:48PM

    Great goals!
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You can try consignment shops for some new clothes, sell your older ones that don't fit anymore while you are at it.

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Day 26: Forward Progress

Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 26 and usually by now I have thrown in the towel, screamed bloody murder a time or ten, and decided that weight loss is so not worth it. I'm not feeling it this time. I've had some bad days. I've tried to throw it all down the drain more than once. I've definitely gone a lot more slowly than I could go, because there have been more than a few days where I eat from the frustration of how slow weight loss happens. I've had days when I got stressed from whatever the stressor of the day might be, but I've gotten through it.

Not every day is fantastic, but just keep things going in the right direction.

  
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MELODINOUS 10/1/2013 1:43PM

    Hooray for forward progress! I think going slowly is definitely the way to make positive changes, anything more dramatic I have a hard time sticking to. Keep going my friend! emoticon

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GYPSYGOTH 9/30/2013 10:24PM

    glad to hear it. at some point maybe focusing on positive streaks in an overall healthy lifestyle with some room for "living" would be beneficial, rather than number of days "on a diet." gold stars on a calendar? dollars in a jar? i don't know what would motivate you most, but i suspect it might not be racking up days since the "fateful day you decided to do something" -- but maybe it is!
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SEVERINA418 9/30/2013 10:21AM

    That's the best mindset you can have. Way to go!

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