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12 Week Review. Ugh.

Monday, August 26, 2013

I fell off the SparkWagon after being at Maintance for around 3 years.

I had been on BLC teams for many, many rounds before falling off the SparkWagon. So, I signed up and have been on the BLC challenge with the Golden Phoenix's for 12 weeks now. It's over on Wednesday, so here's my 12 week review ...

~~~~The Good~~~
~ I drink at least 8 waters a day once again

~ I cut my pop to one once again per day

~ I do cardio at least 5 days per week once again

~ I do ST most days once again, changing up Upper, Lower, Core ST.

~ I've been eating freggies once again.

~ Been eating so much better once again.

~ My long struggling PF is doing pretty good now.

~~~The Bad~~~~~~~~
~ I tried a new MS drug during this round. It was horrible. Suicidal thoughts, etc. Had to stop. BAD STRESS.

~ Our daughter is getting married in December. They're in med school in St. Louis. All of it is on our shoulders. Especially mine.

~ (This might be TMI for some) I hadn't had a TOM for over 7 months. But still had migraine & sleep problems cycles. Then, BAM, while on vacation, I gained almost 10lbs overnight and got a TOM from Hell. My hormones went out out control. UGH!!!!!

~ I was able to start doing walk/jogging once again (stupid PF), then my stupid back went out like the old times from 2 car old accidents. I'm still at the chiro now. Still hurts pretty darn bad.

~ The last child got engaged last week. More stress. Won't go into it.

~~~~~~ The Review~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I had hoped to lose 10lbs. I was up about 20lbs. Guess what? Not a pound lost, even though I changed so much once again:-/

I'm really upset by this. As I'm sure most of you would be too.

Baby Sis gained a lot of weight. Quit smoking. Gained more. Got her act back together for one week and lost over 7 lbs. I'm so very happy & proud of her, but part of me did have a green eye of jealousy:(

I did go see my OB/GYN. She told me how messed up my hormones must be. I can't take any hormones due to my DVT & PE's. I just have to wait it all out.

But she did say one thing that I'm trying to hold on to... "Can you even imagine how much weight you might have gained if you weren't working out & eating right?"

It's not much, but I guess it's all I have for now.

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SLASALLE 9/10/2013 2:37PM

    I'm so sorry I just now saw this blog.

You are simply amazing and inspiring, you have no idea. I know Beth feels your pain even more so. It stinks, REALLY STINKS, when health issues (whether it be disease or meds for disease) wreak havoc with your weight.

Hold on to every little positive piece that you can and remember that the ONLY failure is to stop trying. You have NO, I mean ZERO, control over your diseases. You can only try to take care of yourself in the midst ... and that you do in spades!!!

Sending you support from Kansas City!!!


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MIAMIA7 8/29/2013 12:46PM

    Hang in there my friend! Hate, hate hormones! But just like you I have had some damn weird challenges this summer. But I keep telling myself that I am doing the right thing by staying on my healthy track and fighting every step of the way! We will kick these stupid auto immune diseases in the butt!!! Yes we will. Keep on keeping on..cause what other choice do we have?

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FLORIDAFLUTIST 8/28/2013 12:48AM

    Hang in there Lynn, you are doing great! You have been battling through some major obstacles, and just that you are sticking with the healthy and active living is HUGE! I admire your strength and I am excited for you to see the numbers on the scale start to move down. They will!
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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/27/2013 6:21PM

    Lynn, hold onto what the doctor said. It stinks, but I am sure it is true. Hormones can be nasty. But they will calm down and I am betting the weight will fall off.

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JLITT62 8/27/2013 3:20PM

    Although I'm pretty healthy, yeah, I ride the darn hormone roller coaster too. And since my mom is a breast cancer survivor of estrogen receptive cancer, I took birth control pills for yrs & never had kids . . . I don't think hormones are a good idea.

Big hugs; you're going thru a LOT.

Keep that fighting spirit!

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FUNONTHERUN 8/27/2013 1:16PM

    So many successes with all that stress is a HUGE accomplishment. What you did was really amazing, even if it didn't involve weight loss. emoticon emoticon

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BOBBYD31 8/27/2013 1:16PM

    we will take some of that stress away on saturday with some wine

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LOPEYP 8/27/2013 12:16PM

    I agree with Merle. Even though it might not seem like it, you made some positive changes. Could the new med be responsible for no weight loss? Glad that you aren't on it anymore if it was causing so many other issues. Stay strong, my friend!
I hope that you can enlist some help with the wedding planning or just keep it simple.

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SHEENADEE 8/27/2013 11:59AM


I love what your doctor said and hope you can keep that in mind. I do understand that you are disappointed in your results (I would feel the same); BUT, I hope you will stay focused on all the positives and continue with the good habits that you got back into during BLC. No doubt, they helped you tremendously this summer, and you WILL see the results you's just taking more time than you want.

Love ya!


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GAYEMC 8/27/2013 11:14AM

    Look at all the positives you accomplished these last 12 weeks! Sorry you're having health problems and family stress but you're taking the right steps.

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JRICHART 8/27/2013 10:14AM

    Hey I'll share my weight loss with you. It seems only fitting since you helped me get back in track too. Hey there, we can consider it your virtual weight loss emoticon

And I know all about the jealousy monster...been there. It's frustrating, I know. I'm not going to get into all the cliches that you have heard and will undoubtably hear again, just know that we are all in this together and if you want a local buddy to walk/run/wog with, just give me a holler.


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DAS92687 8/27/2013 7:10AM

    Lynn emoticon

Not sure if you have any exercise limitations, but I can tell you from personal experience that a good kickboxing class sure can melt away a LOT of stress emoticon

Glad you are taking note of the positives ... because I KNOW there always are some.

emoticon on the weddings !!

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ITSYBITSYMAMA 8/27/2013 5:20AM

    With everything that has gone on over the last few weeks I think you have done an emoticon job just to maintain. When stressed it's all too easy to give up on the other things, but you should be proud of yourself that this hasn't happened. Maybe checking the inches? Sometimes we don't see a change in the numbers on the scales, but the numbers on the tape measure might be surprised!

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SHAMROCKY2K 8/27/2013 12:19AM

    I've been considering yoga. Oldest daughter does it and her stress is way down. It might help with your wedding stresses.

Glad you are still on board here.

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TEE803 8/26/2013 11:23PM

    1.Chrissy is are taking care of yourself and putting your health first, which is uber important.
2. Besides, I'm WAY fatter than you! I have a much longer way to go!
3. It's your hormones that suck, not you.
4. I love you and your dress fits:-)

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CHRISSYMARIE43 8/26/2013 10:44PM

    Try to keep it all in perspective. Hormones are a "mature" woman's nightmare…believe me I KNOW. And, mayhaps with all of the ST you are doing there is a conversion going on? And, seriously, when it all comes down to it…all of the things that you are doing right are making you HEALTHY on the inside.


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HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/26/2013 10:36PM

    You will do it!!! I believe in you emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 8/26/2013 10:33PM

    Im glad to hear the PF (stupid PF) is gone! YAY!!!!

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UMUCGRAD 8/26/2013 10:14PM

    You're back on the wagon. Putting good disciplines in place in the midst of lots of stress. Good for you! Go for it!

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Stress Blog (no need to read)

Monday, August 05, 2013

I joined the SparkPeople Official Stress Busting Challenge.
Part of the challenge is to Blog about it.

Stress is bad for absolutely everyone, but with my MS, I have to be extra careful. When my stress level is bad enough, I start losing my balance and bouncing off walls. If it keeps going, I can trigger an MS relapse.

Sounds easy enough. Keep stress under wraps. Sometimes I do that so well, that I bury it and it comes out as sleep problems or nightmares.

I get so mad at myself. What exactly do I have to be stressed about, really?

I'm married to my BFF of 30 years. We have 3 great older kids. One grandson. All our parents are alive & kicking. Have a great relationship with my Baby Sis.

It sounds so simple on paper.
But I let little things get to me fairly easily. I have to stop that.

Bigger things like planning my daughter's wedding and dealing with the new in-laws will just have to be taken step by step.

(A wealthy relative that I never met dying and leaving me lots of $, would sure help things.)

But for now, My Goals:

~ Keep buying/ paying for things every payday for the wedding to stretch it out. Keep checking things off checklist. It's going to happen, whether I'm ready or not.

~ Just decorate this Christmas. No gifts. People will have to understand with the wedding just 3 days after Christmas.

~ Either figure out how to pay for going to Mississippi for the new in-law's party or figure out how to back out very nicely within the next couple of days.

~ Know that Cliff will eventually lean to fall asleep...

~ Keep working on the clutter in the house. It does help my stress levels.

~ Put the whole Kohl's debacle behind me and decide if I'm going to try for another part time job or not. Weigh the pros & cons.

~ Keep trying to get enough sleep. When I'm fatigued, just about anything stresses me out.

~ Keep in contact with people. Get out of the house.


"Stress = Fat"


"Stress is NOT the Situation. It is how one PERCEIVES the situation."

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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/7/2013 9:09PM

    Don't worry about Christmas - people will understand. If they don't, they are not worth a second thought anyway.

The wedding checklist is a great idea. You will feel better as you mark things off and I know you have a lot done already. The wedding will happen - you just need to make sure you are not too stressed to actually enjoy it!

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    for some reason, writing it makes it better. I am a firm believer in it so rant any time you like, I will read it!

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CALIDREAMER76 8/5/2013 9:41PM

Great job identifying all those stressors and having plans to deal with them or accept them. Hope you know - I'm here for you and if necessary will be in the car to come see you if you need me! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 8/5/2013 8:14PM

    Believe me my wedding was December 28, Everyone will understand about no presents and the focus on the wedding. It really is a special time of year for a wedding. Integrating Christmas and a wedding makes it such a wonderful family time!

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2BERUNNING 8/5/2013 7:17PM

    You know when you say "no need to read" I rebel and read it anyways LOL

You have a ton of things going on in your life and a ton of financial ones on top of typical everyday stress. Proud of you for writing it down, sharing with us. Please keep updating, you are a true inspiration. Thanks for being willing to share your life and experiences openly.

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_VALEO_ 8/5/2013 6:23PM

    How couldn't I not read your blog? You didn't say "not comment"! emoticon

I know that you have a lot on your shoulders right now, and it seems that you're doing just fine with your goals. emoticon

Declutter is what works best for me too. It stops me from having negative thoughts and it calms me down.

Love your mottos! Stress is indeed fat, and not the solution because it is never the "good" stress that we let enter in our lives.

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RUNNINGAL425 8/5/2013 5:08PM

    What a great saying to close your blog. I will have to remember that one!

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LINDAKAY228 8/5/2013 2:28PM

    Great blog and sometimes writing things out does help to deal with issues. I think you have a very good plan set up. I love the last line. You're going to make it through this.

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    Lynn - I take a deep breath and count to 10 then blow out slowly. Also remember, will stressing solve the issue....I doubt it.

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GAYEMC 8/5/2013 1:43PM

    Great goals! The decluttering is really helping my stress levels.

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TRICIALICI 8/5/2013 1:33PM

    Sorry, I wanted to read a sister Phoenix's thoughts about stress, too! I can definitely see the value in putting your thoughts down in writing, and I think you've done a great job assessing your situation and setting goals! Best of luck with all you have going on, and with the wedding. With regard to weddings, and other people's requests for our time and money, I always have to remind myself and my husband that we need to analyze our resources, and then offer in time, energy, and dollars what we feel good about. It's important to be generous, but sometimes our priorities (and resources) are very different from those of the people that are asking for our help, and often they aren't aware of our resources in time, energy/health (both physical and emotional), and finances. Oops! I didn't mean to go on and on, but it's something I feel strongly about. Again - best of luck - with the wedding and with getting things figured out! You can do it!

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SHEENADEE 8/5/2013 12:53PM

    I know you said we don't have to read this blog; but, how could I resist anything by you?


Wishing you the best, as always, and sending destressing hugs your way.

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WALLINMW 8/5/2013 12:37PM

  Great blog. Stay motivated!

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"Forced" Reflection Blog

Monday, July 22, 2013

Here we are at the halfway point of the 12 round of BLC. Yes, this is for my 100 points in the challenge, but I really have been reflecting the past few days.

I rejoined BLC this round after regaining about 15 pounds from my maintenance weight that I had been at for around 3 years. UGH.

I had been a leader previously of the CAMO team for a few rounds. I LOVED it! I dropped out on the teams when my life became way too hectic. BAD DECISION in hind site! I can blame Kohl's & their breakroom food for my weight gain, but I do actually know it was just me slipping back into every old bad habit.

So..... The good so far this round......

~ I get on the scale once every morning once again. (I did this for years, but stopped doing it when the weight gain started. BAD CHOICE!)

~ I'm drinking all that water again. Taking a bottle with me every time I get into the car again. Ordering water at restaurants again.

~ I'm rotating Upper, Lower, Core ST most every evening like I used to do for years.

~ CARDIO again!! Walking, Running, Hiking, Biking, DVD's. Even tried Ziplining & Canoeing on vacation this past week!

~ I got more Fitness Minutes on vacation than I do at home normally!

What I still need to really work on....

~ That darn pop. When I kept it to one 12oz can a day, I was fine. Then Kohl's happened. I started sucking down 20oz Mountain Dews for the caffeine like it was going out of style. Empty calories at their best. Even when I left Kohl's, I was still in the old habit of drinking WAY too much pop.
I've gotten back to 12oz a day. Actually survived the whole day without it yesterday. (But I opened the fridge and stared at it about 5 times.)

~ Better calories. Yes, I can stay in my calorie range, but not exactly with the healthiest ones.

~ Baked goods. My kryptonite. My draw to them is strong again. But I really am doing better cutting back. Still have a long way to go.

So........ In conclusion..........

I'm human. Not perfect. But trying hard. emoticon

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SWDOTB2 8/3/2013 5:35AM

    Thinking of you with love...

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KBRADFORD88 7/24/2013 9:50AM

    Awesome picture. You are doing great too by the way. Have you ever thought about keeping only 2 sodas in the fridge at one time so the rest are not cold? Not sure if that would help or not? I cracked up at the image of you peeking in the fridge we are so funny about the things that get us...but man your willpower is better than mine!

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GAYEMC 7/23/2013 8:14PM

    Oh how I know where your coming from. I just couldn't get into last BLC round so took this one off. I'm already gaining weight. I'll be back next round (I hope). Keep up the good work, you're on the right track.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/23/2013 7:56PM

    Good for you!

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TIGGER622 7/23/2013 2:44PM

    Girl you got this!!! I ive got some great ideas and inspiration from you so thanks!!! Let's do it!!!

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TRICIALICI 7/23/2013 1:53AM

    I think you're making a great turn around! You'll have those unwanted pounds gone in no time!

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2BERUNNING 7/22/2013 3:53PM

    Excellent 'forced' blog emoticon Glad you are getting back into the habits that helped you lose so much weight before. emoticon Thanks for ALWAYS being an inspiration to me. emoticon

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JRICHART 7/22/2013 3:33PM

    Those darn shoefly pies...they get you all the time ;-)

Believe it or not, we have had a similar path. For me it was baby, not Kohl's, which started the eating and soda splurges again. Afterall, a pregnant brain truly believes that it needs brownies, donuts, and lots of food. Yeah, the soda...probably shouldn't have it, but when you are tired all the time, the caffeine boost is great. Then baby comes and you are too sore and too tired to really dedicate to losing the weight you didn't want in the first place.

For me, it wasn't until I had gained back 42 pounds that I had realized something needed to be done.

We are doing it, maybe a bit slower, maybe a bit more difficult, but it is happening again and we will both reach the goals we want to reach...

In the meantime, shoefly pies are best in moderation.


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CASSIOEPIA 7/22/2013 1:51PM

    I love my American human! I also am a lot more active on vacation than at home. Stupid desk job.

Great blog.

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    So proud of you for getting back to it

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CHRISSYMARIE43 7/22/2013 12:46PM

    you continue to inspire me, Lynnie! But, I have to mention one little thing…it's SODA!!!

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RJA158 7/22/2013 12:15PM

    Yay Mom!

You've been inspiration to me and I am so thankful you convinced me to join Sparkpeople. I'm always glad to do challenges with you and I appreciate us pushing each other.

Keep up the hard work!

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HONBAD 7/22/2013 12:05PM

    Sounds like you have already made some good changes and are on your way to success!


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SHEENADEE 7/22/2013 11:23AM

    We'll do almost anything for 100 points, won't we? emoticon

I love your "humanness". You've taken lots of good steps forward recently, Lynn, and that's what it takes. emoticon on your progress! I'm very happy that we both joined BLC this round.

Spark Hugs!

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Pre-Flying Pig Random Thoughts from Today's Wog

Monday, April 29, 2013

Haven't blogged in ages. Fell off the SparkWagon. Gained at least 15lbs.

But had a few epiphanies today while running in the rain trying to train for the Flying Pig in Cincinnati this weekend after being so sick from a stomach virus....

~ I may feel fat, but I'm not a XL again like a thought at Dick's! (got some body issues again) emoticon

~ It's not so bad to run in the pouring down rain! emoticon

~ I have an AWESOME running playlist! ( Since no one was around from the rain, I found myself singing out loud) emoticon

~ The body is pretty darn amazing. I didn't have to start back from square one to run again. Your body just starts running (or wogging, as the case may be) again. Who ever would have guessed?! emoticon

~ Running through puddles can be wicked fun. emoticon

~ Bon Jovi & Bruce Springsteen are still gods to me. emoticon

~ I'm nervous to run the relay with Renee, Kathie & Julie, but I do think I can do it. But if not, just Walk more! emoticon Not one SparkPerson will ever make fun of you!

~ I finally picked it. Cher's "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from the movie Burlesque is my Power Song:D emoticon

~My Charity Miles App stopped working after 2 1/2 stopped working. I panicked a little. But then just enjoyed the run! I know I did at least 6 miles. GO ME!!

~ Was just going to stop running when the song, "You Can't Stop the Beat" from the Musical Hairspray came on. Just kept running (and singing out loud!) Just TRY not to run to it!

~ I just can't wait to see old SparkFriends & meet new SparkPeeps! emoticon

~ I haven't been wearing my Garmin since I started wogging since I don't feel like a runner any more after not running for 1 1/2 years because of plantar fasclitis issues. But when I walked past the mirror in the bathroom after my run, I thought, "Whoa! I DO look like a runner!"

Guess I can wear my Garmin again. emoticon

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SHEENADEE 5/13/2013 10:18AM

    Sorry I didn't see this sooner...but, wanted to say I'm glad to see you blogging again. And glad you are getting back to running, and glad your PF is better, and glad to see you enjoying the rain (now we know that came in handy for the Pig), and mostly glad I know you and got to spend time with you in Cincy!

Hugs & Love!

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DEBBYFROMMT 5/2/2013 11:35PM

    A fellow wogger! Way to go! (I'm trying to run more too)

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MTRACHEL 5/2/2013 8:46PM

    Way to "pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again". I say once a runner, always a runner (even if it's wogging or jogging or sometimes walking) Enjoy the flying pig!

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BILLALEX70 5/1/2013 12:06PM

    Great job Lynn!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 4/30/2013 8:22PM

    You are back! Have a great time at the Pig this weekend. I will be thinking about you and looking for lots of pictures!

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_VALEO_ 4/30/2013 8:03PM

    Attagirl! Have fun at Flying Pig! emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 4/30/2013 3:36PM

    I enjoy my rain adventures also! Glad you are back on spark again. YAY FOR GHE MIRROR! Nice to admire your hard work!

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    Have so much fun at Flying Pig - so wish I could be there. Someday I will make to one of this Spark get togethers.

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GAYEMC 4/30/2013 9:44AM

    You go girl! Have a great Flying Pig race!

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SLASALLE 4/30/2013 9:16AM

    She's BA-ack!!!!!!!! You go, girl. You've got this made in the shade!!! Thinking of you ... have FUN!!!!


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JLITT62 4/30/2013 7:59AM

    I'm still running but can't say as I look like a runner, LOL!

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2BERUNNING 4/30/2013 7:57AM

    Again you are simply AMAZING! Enjoy your run this weekend and the people you get to share it with. So proud of you emoticon

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    Go, girlfriend!!! You spark every time we make contact!!!

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OWL_20 4/30/2013 7:02AM

    This just awesome and I'm totally jealous since the Flying Pig is only an hour from me! I think you'll do great--you have such a wonderful attitude and a good beat cannot hurt ;-). Wish you luck! P.S. I wog like heck and I consider myself a runner. Miles and effort count!

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BUFFALOKAY 4/30/2013 12:18AM

    I don't know how anyone could be nervous about running with me. The Pig is going to be FUN! I'm so looking forward to seeing you again Lynn! emoticon

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BOBBYD31 4/29/2013 10:49PM

    your gonna do fine, just relax and have fun. run, jog, wog whatever just enjoy

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CALIDREAMER76 4/29/2013 10:16PM

    I'm SO glad to call you friend~ You'll be awesome this weekend!

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CMERUN29 4/29/2013 9:55PM

    Great job! Can't wait to meet you in person this weekend.

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QUIDDITCHGRRL 4/29/2013 9:32PM

    Can't wait to see you again! Feels like forever! All will work itself out in time - you know this, you're a runner. :)

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NOVABOY009 4/29/2013 9:22PM

    You got this mom. No worries - hakuna matada.

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CASSIOEPIA 4/29/2013 9:02PM

    Have fun this weekend, and I hope you have fun with "some" Canadians, even if it's not me. I will be thinking of you SparkPeeps! Oh, and I forgot my music on my last long run, and I was surprised how often I was singing "The Highway Don't Care" by Tim McGraw (both inside and outside my head). Funny how running and tunes just go together.

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ANNERBEES 4/29/2013 8:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You never cease to amaze me!! NOTHING keeps you down and that is so awesome!!! You taught me to step out of my box and try things and I run/wog/waddle or whatever you want to call it because of YOU!!! Have fun this weekend!!! If you listen closely you will hear me cheering for you!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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12 Week Goals

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Even though this is a "forced" blog for points, I really do need to do this.

I've been in Maintenance mode for over 2 years now. In fact, I got down a little too low and people were worried about me. So, I put my ideal weight at about 138-141 lbs. 133 was just too low.

I had no problem until my part time job with Kohl's came along last October. I'm surprised that I'm only at 145.5 lbs, actually. Now I watch my grandson 2-3 days each week for 9 1/2 hours each day. But forget about the scale, my pants know how bad I've got.

Here's still me (and Hubs) on Rt. 66 a few weeks ago..

Yep. Still my Size 8 pants. But here's the real problem again...
(Can't believe I'm posting this)

The dreaded Muffining!!!

Besides that, I just don't feel so great anymore.

So, here's the 12 week goals:

Every day. Just like I did for years. NO Excuses!

Back to one 12 oz can a day again. NO more 24 oz bottles from the break room at Kohl's!
(This will probably be my biggest challenge of all!)

NOT as easy as on my old pedometer since I have problems reading my steps when I have my PJs on. But, GET IT DONE!! No more bad 5,000 steps day. Even on a bad fatigue day! (Stupid MS!)

Always worked for me when I watch TV at night or do a DVD.

I NEVER had a problem with this when I didn't work or watch my grandson. Now I'm so tired when I'm home. And I still can't run with my stupid PF foot.
But, NO MORE EXCUSES! SUCK IT UP! At LEAST do 15 minutes on those fatigue days!

Yes, baked goods and sweets were always problem. I'm still pretty darn good on everything but this and the Mt. Dew. JUST STOP IT! Kohl's break room is no excuse!!! You did it before, now do it again!!

Just DO them!!!!!!!

My goal is that 12 weeks from now, that my pants will fit better again and the muffining will go down.

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GAYEMC 9/21/2012 1:55PM

    Now that's a great plan! I remember when there was always a can of Mt. Dew in my hand. Can't remember the last time I had one but it's been years. One of the best habits I ever kicked!

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TIGGER622 9/17/2012 4:03PM

    you look great to me girl, but i totally understand! you can do this!!!

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BABACHAN 9/17/2012 3:19PM

    Great Goals! emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 9/17/2012 2:51PM

    I love my American!

Every day we start over. No matter if it was a great day or a poor day yesterday, we move on and do the best we can. I'm cheering for you hon.

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APPLESBANANAS 9/17/2012 1:05PM

    This is a great blog : ) I like that you had success before and you already know what works for you, it's just doing it. Hahaha i love that you call it your "muffining"! I don't have the guts to show that part of my body to the world.

Good luck with the goals, make sure to check in with us and post about how they're going! 12 weeks is a great time frame... right through the holidays too!

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LINDAKAY228 9/17/2012 11:34AM

    Your muffin is so much smaller than mine LOL! But I also know that it's important to not let it get out of control and to be consistent so I think you've got a great plan. You look so good in that top pic though! I think you are right to not go too low though and it sounds like you've found what works best for you.

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KATSPARK06 9/17/2012 11:03AM

    OMG, you should see my muffin! Horrendous! You are so close to getting yours under control.

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 9/17/2012 10:01AM

    Lynn, you've got this -clear, concise and DOABLE! BTW, you look GREAT!

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    Lynn - great to read a blog from you again. You can so meet your tasks for the next 12 weeks. You and Camo rock!!

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2BERUNNING 9/17/2012 9:33AM

    emoticon I believe in you Lynn and know without a doubt you will achieve all your goals. emoticon

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BILLALEX70 9/17/2012 5:32AM

    Rock it Lynn!

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ANDYINBC 9/17/2012 1:10AM

    I love this goals. Clear and simple and perfect!

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