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Divorce, Dives, and Bad Decisions (206.4)

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

SO, I get my annual well woman appointment each year on my birthday so I can remember I have to do it. Last year I was 258 pounds and this year I am 206 pounds. If mine eyes doth not deceive me THEN I have lost 52 pounds in one year. I have also lost: one husband, one apartment, one printer, one mind, five dates, and three jobs.

If you had told me that the only success I would have found in the year 2013 was with weight loss, then I would have laughed in your face. As it is, I think now I would have cried in your face. Life hurts and extreme weight loss is small solace. Plus, as it turns out, at 206 pounds, I AM STILL A BIG GIRL. Who knew?

With the divorce I am thrust trembling into the awesome world of dating and I cannot seem to find anyone with teeth. Is this a reflection of my own lack of feelings of self-worth? Looks aren't everything but these guys are cheap and mean to boot. I refuse to go to online dating sites but now I think maybe I should. My second favorite sport is pool and the guys I am digging up at the pool hall should probably crawl on their bellies like reptiles back into the shallow end of the gene pool from whence they came. I console myself with the fact that my game is improving because they CAN indeed shoot pool and I am learning tips even as I degrade myself. Just the other night I ran three balls to the eight and did a perfect bank.

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JUNESHOPE 12/29/2013 5:17PM

    52 pounds is so awesome...I am extremely jealous! lol

I have been divorced...twice. And I am married now, about to celebrate our 15 year anniversary. I love him very much, but I do wish that I would have just taken time out for myself, and enjoyed my single life a little longer. I went from one marriage to another, with just a little dating in-between.

Take time, enjoy this part of your life. The right man will come along naturally. But have the 'girl' time, like 'Sex in the City', and enjoy just hanging out with your friends. I sure wish I did.

emoticon again on your emoticon weight loss for the year.

So envious! emoticon

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JMEPAYNE 12/3/2013 1:00PM

    Huge hugs to you! and a big congrats as well.

Life is a biotch sometimes. work on realizing your total awesomeness and then someone up to par will find their way to you!

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ALOFA0509 11/12/2013 7:23PM

    Congrats on the weight loss!!!!!! Good luck with online dating emoticon emoticon

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OJIBWEEQUAY 11/12/2013 10:45AM

    shallow end of the gene pool emoticon HA! Love it!!! Yeah try some online dating. Or just chill! You just went through the big D! I was single for 3 years before I met my Hubby! Great job on getting down in weight sista! I know I would have been double dipping krispy kremes in Nutella. go you!! emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 11/6/2013 12:56PM

    emoticon Congratulations on your weight loss! Sorry, I don't have any advice in the love department.

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UNSWEETMAMA 11/6/2013 10:51AM

    It's pretty amazing that you've had this success with weight loss in spite of everything going on. Stress like that would make me pack on 50 pounds.

I would say online dating sites might be worth a try. I know some folks who have had very good success going that route. It's still not easy, but it's something to try.

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CAPT_BUTTERFLY 11/6/2013 8:28AM

    There do tend to be some sketchy characters at some pool halls. But I have seen a few decent ones as well, is there another place nearby that you can try out instead? Different bar, different crowd. Maybe try out a new activity to meet a new crowd.

Good work on the Weight loss you've had a good year in that department. Don't make it seem like less than it is by comparing it to the negative things. LEt it stand alone as a shining achievement.

Keep up the good work, and don't worry the decent men with teeth are out there. (although I havn't found one yet either) If you find one ask if he has a brother!

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Cheeseburger SparkStreak(224.0)

Friday, May 17, 2013

So far the worst thing about divorce is that nobody has taken me to see Iron Man 3.

A close second is I reentered the choppy seas of Facebook. I just do not know how to feel about it. Somehow I never feel as if I am using social media as God intended.

People always say that when they crave cheeseburgers then their bodies must need protein. Mine just wants cheese, please. In fact, I just consumed four corn tortillas and two slices of Trader Joe's yogurt cheese with a little hot sauce. I should have just ate the cheese. I may be up three pounds from my low of 221.2 because of about four cheeseburgers in the last two weeks. I just discovered In and Out and now I am on a tear.

I am working in an office as a temp and discovering my office clothes are too big for me. I have some black pants I bought back in September (20W) that I thought would fit and I could not button. Now they are falling off. I never had that experience before. I am pleased but I need new clothes and as a new divorcee I do not have the funds.

Just to keep it in a cheese vein, I will get a cheesy anthem from the 80s stuck in your head:

Wheel in the Sky Keep on Sparking!


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EVILKLOWN 6/30/2013 7:31AM

    Yes, Goodwill is the place to go. I went there for clothes a lot while I was losing ... and I was buying smaller ones and giving the big ones to them. If you haven't been to one in a while, check it out, they're all "modernized" now.

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OJIBWEEQUAY 6/29/2013 7:43AM

    oh cheese!!!!!!!!!!!!! step away! I kicked my nutella and peanut butter addiction, you can your cheese crutch! Even though I do you think of you when I eat Brie emoticon

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MISSYGEEN 6/4/2013 10:17PM

    I just re-read this. Reading your blogs give me a chuckle. Glad you're back and blogging with us.

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MISSYGEEN 5/26/2013 8:54PM

    emoticon I agree with that the thrift store is the way to go when shopping for interim sizes. I like Goodwill. O can give away and purchase inexpensive things some with tags still on them. I am not paying full price and I am giving to a good cause. Good luck fighting the cravings.

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MSKIZ69 5/19/2013 8:45PM

    Non scale victory!!! Revel in them they are the best!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMMY445 5/19/2013 8:26PM

    congrats! woo hoo! way to go!

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ENDUROVET 5/18/2013 11:44AM

    May I suggest the thrift store? I've found some nice stuff there on the cheap... (where I found my "interim" size 16 designer jeans for $20; they're starting to get baggy so I'm gonna visit there again for some 14's) My goal size is what I wore when I was (1st) married - a 12. Although it seems in the past 28 yrs, sizes have "expanded" so to speak; when I was a skinny teenager I wore a FEW things in size 7, but mostly 9's.
It'll be great to get into that bigger fashion selection again !
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ALYSSAR2012 5/17/2013 11:38PM

    Congrats on the pants nsv!

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Angry Birds (224.1)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Every time I go outside my new apartment I am dive bombed by an angry bird who either doesn't want me to steal his eggs or who thinks my curly mess of hair would make good nesting material. Regardless, I have begun to fight back by flailing my arms around and I actually struck it the other day while its claws were entangled in my Medusa locks.

God has smote me by sending the scale up three pounds this week.

Alternatively, Chinese food, In and Out Burger, McDonald's and driving have smote me. I feel like a bloated little bag of sodium. This too shall pass.

(As pee.)

I just measured my waist at 38.5, my hips at 48, so my WTH is .8, low risk. My BMI is 34 so I am Class I obese. I need to be 191 pounds to be overweight so that is the next goal!

Meanwhile, I will keep on Sparking in the free world/

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UNSWEETMAMA 5/18/2013 1:22PM

    As pee... emoticon

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JMEPAYNE 5/13/2013 3:22PM

    BOOO SODIUM! i'm in the exact same boat!

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ENDUROVET 5/10/2013 12:02PM

    Ah, the power of sodium! My boy & I went to one of our former favorite haunts, Genshis Grill, last night, & this AM my weight jumped up 1.3 lbs! but I know that's all BLOAT; I'm plagued w/low-level thirst & intermittent headache (MSG anyone?) today, so I'll be hydrating really well & hope to pee it out by tomorrow...
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I Get Knocked Down But I Spark Up Again (221.2)

Saturday, May 04, 2013

End of radio silence...On March 18th, 2013, after more than ten years, my husband filed for divorce and on March 22nd, 2013, after more than nineteen years, I received my BA in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

And, after Sparking since January 15th, 2010 I FINALLY lost some D$%@# weight!

THIRTY pounds baby on the ticker and really FIFTY pounds from my highest weight of 271.

I slid down the pole from morbidly obese to just class I obese.

(Cause you gotta have goals...)


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JMEPAYNE 5/13/2013 3:21PM

    IS IT REALLY YOU?!?!?!?!?!

Congrats on the degree!!!
I'm sorry to hear about your marriage... unless you aren't sorry- then YAY?

but kudos on the loss! i think we're pretty much at the same weight now. of course i am higher than my original starting weight... so eeek!

Glad to see you back! most of my sparkfriends have disappeared and I don't feel compelled to even be here anymore

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OJIBWEEQUAY 5/5/2013 4:14PM

    woooo emoticon
sorry about the marriage emoticon

way to go for your loss!!!!!!!!! emoticon

always here for you friend! emoticon


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ENDUROVET 5/5/2013 12:52PM

    Congrats on the weight loss & BA, sympathy on your divorce (fellow survivor of divorce battles here). Hang tough!

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MAMADWARF 5/5/2013 12:38PM

    Well it sure made me smile to see your face! You look happy and unstressed!! Congrats on graduating and beating that demon!! I'm sorry to hear about the divorce but it sounds like you are ready t take on the world! You know I hope for the best things for you!!! You have it all in front of you!!!!!!

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EVILKLOWN 5/5/2013 6:31AM

    Awesome -- congrats on the graduating!!!

Welcome back ...
My last record of you was De 24, 2011 -- you weighed 253.7.

I "unhid" your column in the spreadsheet and I'm posting your 221.2


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THINAGIN2 5/4/2013 7:43PM

    Congratulations on graduating, losing weight an winning in general! You are on your way to success! Keep on keeping on!

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KAB7801 5/4/2013 3:41PM

    That fabulous! emoticon

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LOSE4LIFE47 5/4/2013 3:32PM

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GERARLAUR 5/4/2013 3:30PM

    good job, keep it up.

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Down in All the Right Ways (253.7)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

SO, SP congratulated me on a two pound weight loss which was really 1.5. I am pleased regardless.

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ITLADYEE 7/8/2012 8:01PM

    A Full 2.0 in my book. Way to go..... emoticon

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ALOFA0509 6/22/2012 9:48PM

    emoticon emoticon - Way to go sista!!! I'm giving you a thumbs up while digging for the lil M&M's in my trail mix.. emoticon

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