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Countdown to Friday

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

That is the day I will be celebrating 6 months here at Spark People. I have so many thoughts and things I want to say about that. I have been looking through some pictures for your viewing pleasure and I dont think you will be disappointed.

Meanwhile, I will be doing my thing, working towards the lose 10 by 10/10/10 goal and keeping on. Have a great week and do your best. Amaze yourself!!

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    I am ready and waiting to hear about your 6 month journey, wild woman, kind heart, emoticon.

Here's to your success emoticon


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BIGMAMAT 9/8/2010 1:20PM

    6 months! exciting!!! Cant wait to see your blog. emoticon

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CLEVAGAL 9/8/2010 1:13AM

    Oh just a short and sweet one today!?
Hey, is captain Morgan a dark rum or a white rum? Have you ever had Bundaberg rum? I live near Bundaberg or Bundy as we call it. I will wait for your friday post my pretty!

Cleva xxx

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THREEE 9/7/2010 11:17PM

    are you in advertising or news?

you are such a tease...we'll wait for friday with baited breath!!!

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    It's always good to see how far we have come. Just keep making good choices and before you know it, your goal is right in your hand. Can't wait to see yor post!!

Take care, Jan

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BRIAEL 9/7/2010 1:36PM

    Hurry up Friday! When you look back through those 6 months, do you think the last half has gone quicker than the first and that you have learned a lot in that time? :)

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BAYBELIEVER 9/7/2010 1:01PM

    Awesome! I can't wait to hear more about your first 6 months! What an accomplishment!

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RSSSLHB 9/7/2010 10:51AM

    emoticonone day at a time

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Labor day BBQ (pictures)

Monday, September 06, 2010

Ok update from todays earlier blog. Lunch was fabulous and then we played some minute to win it games like you have to put an Oreo on your head and get it into your mouth without your hands... hilarious! Then, we stacked red cups with index cards between them. You have to pull the cards out so that the cups fall and stack on top of each other. Just silliness.
Here are some pix for you. I had to link you to my facebook cause my pix wouldnt load on spark for some reason.

In the pix, my oldest daughter is Kelly and her boyfriend is Art, the others are my sister, TEXWIFE and her girls, Jamie and JC. And of course, my hubby, Frank. (other kid had to work)!/album.php?aid=20

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GRACEISENUF 9/10/2010 8:03PM

    One hot Mama! Looking good Jan.

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KIYOSHI04 9/9/2010 5:22PM

    you look awesome. i love love love that dress!

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    Love the dress... You looked ready to rock your end of summer bbq.

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WATCHMEGO2 9/7/2010 10:47AM

    Super cute dress!! Glad your weekend went well!

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NEDERLUNG 9/7/2010 1:58AM

    Jan - these are cute games, you call them 'minute games'? Where did you find them? And I guess I might have to break down and set up a facebook account to see the pics. Glad all went well, but with all your planning, it went just as I suspected. YOU GO GIRL! - Debie

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CLEVAGAL 9/6/2010 8:45PM

    It was great that the BBQ wasnt just about food, you talked and had actitivites to do that were healthy and fun. Fantastic work Jan darlin aye!
Cleva xxx
By the way I have added you as a friend to facebook! You know my real name so you will know it when the email comes through for it.

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Family Day

Monday, September 06, 2010

Today, my family is coming over and we are going to BBQ. I think we are gonna play some Minute to win it type games too. They dont know this but I am the boss so they have to.

I am cooking Trip tip, 97% Kosher Beef Hot dogs, green salad, fruit salad, my sissy is bringing twice stuffed baked potatoes, french bread. I also made a yummy bean dip with baked scoops chips and low far potato chips and fat free sour cream. My niece is bringing cupcakes (sorry, not for me!) but I made a desert pizza with fresh fruit. I may post some pictures later. It is going to be a lunch/dinner combination day. Then when they leave, we will take the Baby (granddog) for a walk. She is sad cause we have been busy at races this weekend and havent got to go.

Im wearing a little short dress today. My husband told me I look sexy..... Yeah, today is a good day....rofl....

Hope you all enjoy your day and you must start looking forward to my 6 month blog I am going to post on Friday...!

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NEDERLUNG 9/7/2010 1:54AM

    Jan - Before I read you update, I have faith that all this planning is going to make it a very successful day for you. And I would love to see you post a pic of you in the dress (but not while you are rofl). Smiles - Debie

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BIGMAMAT 9/6/2010 7:34PM

    Woohoo! sounds like an awesome day! Jan + short dress =SEXY
Woot!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAMADWARF 9/6/2010 7:27PM

    Tri-tip, not Trip tip! LOL, no wonder you are confused, Cleva!! It is basically beef sliced thinly.
Fruit pizza is a sugar cookie (or cresecent roll) crust with fat free cream chese (with sweet and low and vanilla), then fruit like strawberries, kiwi and blueberries. YUM!
Robin I wish so, toooooo!

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CLEVAGAL 9/6/2010 6:57PM

    The fruit pizza sounds great Jan, can you tell me how you make it? Love Cleva xxx

Oh and what is Trip tip?

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    Rock that dress, girl! Sounds like a great day... Wish BigMamaT and I could be there with you guys!

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    Sounds wonderful and the fruit pizza is a great idea!
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I appreciate it!

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THREEE 9/6/2010 4:39PM

    you just make me smile emoticon

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    It is always nice to get the sexy comment from the hubby! Sounds yummy, have fun.

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Todays weigh in from 10/10/10 team digest

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Today's weight: 248.8
Starting weight: 250 (last week)
Difference (-/+): 1.2 pounds down
Something I tried this week that I enjoyed: I know you are not gonna believe this but Spinach salad! I have never eaten raw spinach leaves. I liked it!
Something cool I learned about myself: I am stronger than I thought I was.
Something I noticed about this weightloss thing: If I keep my goal in mind, I make better choices.
Anything I want to change for next week: Take more steps. I am tracking my daily steps now and it is a great motivator to move more.
One team member who has inspired me this week is: BIGMAMAT: She has lost 30 pounds and always has a kind word!
GO TEAM 10/10/10!!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/6/2010 8:13PM

    If you like spinach, I have a great recipe for you. It's a green smoothie. It's really really good, I promise!
3 cups of spinach
1 banana cut up
1 cup of strawberry halves
freeze the banana and the strawberries and then throw everything in the blender with some water to get it moving and ice cubs to keep it cold. All you taste is the fruit, however it will be green. It's a great way to get fruits and veggies into the meal plan! Let me know if you try it!
~ Holly

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COLD_GOLD 9/6/2010 1:02PM

    wow! great job!

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CLEVAGAL 9/5/2010 10:06PM

    We go through 3 bags of spinach leaves a week! Theyre great for salads or tossed into an omlete for some green! Go the weightloss Jan. I cant believe it you rock darlin aye!

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ELLDEE57 9/5/2010 6:30PM

    Good Job with your loss. The 10-10-10 Challenge is the best. Good luck next week with the extra steps.

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THREEE 9/5/2010 6:06PM

    nice job...35 days left 'til 10/10...lOOks like you are on track emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 9/5/2010 4:33PM

    Wow. I am totally honored, and speechless. Me, inspire you! You're Awesome. emoticon

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NEDERLUNG 9/5/2010 3:22PM

    I love spinach - I like it in place of lettuce in sandwiches/tortilla wraps too. Today I added it to my chicken soup (also love it scrambled in eggs).

And you are in an honery mood - how is "do it" gonna help as an excuse - and just how many calories do you burn ROFL? Smiles - Debie

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BRIAEL 9/5/2010 2:27PM

    It's weird how spinach tastes different in all it's forms, isn't it?

Here's my favourite spinach recipe:

1 cup raw baby spinach
1 rasher of bacon (or turkey bacon) chopped very finely
Tsp of finely slivered almonds
Tbsp of sultanas or golden raisins (plump is best)
Tsp of balsamic vinegar (sprinkled over the top)

Makes for a very yummy lunch or afternoon "munchies" when you're feeling hungry but not wanting a meal. :)

Congrats on the weight loss, Jan, keep it up. :)

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MARTHAM85 9/5/2010 12:56PM

    Try adding strawberries to your spinach or mandarian oranges - they are really good! Another idea is sautee fresh spinach in a skillet with fresh onions and a touch of olive oil. Umm Umm!! emoticon emoticon

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ROBINSNEWNEST 9/5/2010 12:50PM

    YES! emoticon emoticon

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I am on FIRE today!

Friday, September 03, 2010

I dont know whats up, except me!

I woke up at 6, went to our project (we are roofers), took the dump truck to the dumps, then headed to home depot for plywood, then back to the job. Then I came back home, went out to my office for an hour and a half, dealing with stuff, went back to the job, then to the grocery and the bank, came home and unloaded $300.00 worth of grocerys, did payroll, swept the kitchen floor,opened the dishwasher to unload it but my sister was here yesterday and she must have done it for me (thanks TEXWIFE!!!) which made my day!

Then I put some pork roast in the slow cooker for tomorrow's BBQ potluck (pulled pork sandwiches are my contribution), vaccumed the living room and dining room, scrubbed the sink, did some laundry, paid the UPS guy (no, he isnt cute but he is nice) and then I sat down to read my mail and my sparky stuff.

I feel fantastic today and it is such a contrast to the way I was feeling way back in March when I started this journey. I have energy, I am (mostly) in a positive state of mind and I just feel friggin' capable and hopeful and happy. I am no longer in the 290's, the 280's, the 270's, the 260's or the 250's. Every time I have gone under one of those numbers, it feels like a small miracle. My next goal is to be at 241 by 10/10/10 which will be 50 pounds and 7 months of work investing in me. Then, I will soon after be under 240 and closer and closer to my goals.

I am going to do a 6 month blog on Friday Sept. 10th. I will find some really unattatractive Before photo's for your amusement, Stay tuned!

You dont tug on Supermans cape,
You dont spit into the wind,
You dont pull the mask of the ol' Lone Ranger,
and you dont mess around with.... Jan!

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    Well, I can tell you one thing . . . you can't mess with "any" of us Jans . . . you and me sista, we know what's goin' on . . . lol. Anyway, seriously, you are doing wonderful. I like that, show us the before pics for our amusement. There is nothing amusing about losing all that weight, it's just simply AWESOME . . . just like you!!

As one Jan to another, you RAWK!!! Love, another Jan

P.S. my given "legal" name is JanAnn (no middle name) but the only one that called me that was my grandma . . God bless her.

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CLASSACT911 9/4/2010 2:42PM

    All I can say is WHOOT! That's awesome. I wish I could fly through weight like you are lol. I'm moving slow so I'm not stressed over it. I'm down 90lbs from 3 years ago when I was diagnosed with:
Hypertension (Which is gone as of 300lbs... 78lbs lost)
High Cholestrol

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WATCHMEGO2 9/4/2010 7:53AM

    Awesome!! You truly are on fire girl!! And I love the throw-back to Jim Croce, now that song is going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day!


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CLEVAGAL 9/4/2010 1:00AM

    feeling very australian right now.....whats the 'ol' lone ranger'? LOL Cleva xxx

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BAYBELIEVER 9/4/2010 12:32AM

    Congratulations! What a busy, great, moving around day! You are on fire! I am so impressed, I thought I did a lot today with cleaning carpets and spider webs and washing windows, but just one room!

Have a great weekend!

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THREEE 9/3/2010 10:24PM

    emoticonWHAT emoticonA emoticonDAY!!! emoticon emoticonyou made me feel tired, then energized just reading how full your day was and because of a loss of 40+ pounds...EX-CEL-LENT!!! emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 9/3/2010 10:14PM

    Lol. Mama, you sure are spunky! My goodness, the energy. You go girl. I always love your positive , " I can do it" attitude. there is no doubt in my mind that you will succeed! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRIAEL 9/3/2010 9:04PM

    You sure are on fire!!! I love that your new lifestyle is giving you the Spark buzz. Can't wait til the 10th to read your 6 month blog and see your progress. Absolutely thrilled for you, Jan. :)

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LUVDOGZ 9/3/2010 8:53PM

    What a busy day! I wish I had that energy! Maybe I will someday too! That is an amazing accomplishment, you should be very proud of your self to have done so well in 7 months! Have a great weekend!

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    I get it! I am amazed by how much better I feel -- even in the midst of all that's going on. It's like coming back to life! So very happy for you, Jan. Enjoy these moments of being who you are...

Sending you a great BIG emoticon --


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LADY_KATHY 9/3/2010 8:31PM

    Have a great weekend like you Friday. : ) Enjoy the holiday : )

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    Sounds like a great day! You are a roofer too. Way too rough of a job for me. I am impressed!

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