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WTF entry challenge

Monday, September 13, 2010

~*~ WTF??? Entry Card- Template for 9/15-9/19 ~*~

Me, just a few weeks ago.

ENTRY CARD

Starting Weight: 247.2
Starting Measurements:
Measure your Waist -48
Measure your Hips - 53
Measure your Thigh -28.25
Measure your Calf -17
Measure your Upper Arm -16.5
Measure your Boobies -49
Current BMI: 40.7

During this challenge, I have a general goal of getting my BMI below the 40's. I started at 50. I also want to fit into size 22 Jeans (or beyond)

My biggest challenge will undoubtedly be staying on track with my excercise.

My nutrition goals for the next 10 weeks will be focused on staying within my range.

My cardio goals for the next 10 weeks will be focused on walking further each week until I am up to 2 miles consistantly.

My strength training goals for the next 10 weeks will be focused on my arms.

My rest and flexibility goals for the next 10 weeks will be focused on doing more stretching.

PART ONE - DIET & EXERCISE

Between now and 9/19, I am going to try to play tennis at least once. I have never played tennis. ever. but I want to!

Between now and 9/19, I am not going to bake and eat anything unhealthy!

These 3 excuses will be unusable for the duration of this template:
The weather is not allowed to derail my excercise.
A party is not allowed to derail my eating well.
My hormones are not allowed to derail my life in any way, shape or form.

***BONUS CHALLENGE- ADD UP HOW MANY CALORIES YOU *DRINK* THIS WEEK! (NON ALCOHOLIC AND ALCOHOLIC ALIKE!)
Ok and yes, I hear the Captain calling!!

You can motivate me by staying in touch.

PART TWO - THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

This week, take the time to do one of the following just for yourself.

A. complete a fun project
B. start a fun project
C. brainstorm ideas for something you can do just for yourself over the winter, something that will take a semi-long time to complete. - Like make your own new bag, or put together a family photo album, or redecorate a room, or start a journal, or make a quilt, etc
D. Make a list of things you loved as a child but have not done or participated in for a very long time. See which ones you can incorporate into your grownup life.
E. Volunteer.

Practice setting time aside for yourself, either every day or once a week, and allow yourself to be selfish for a little while, and recharge, so you can better handle the rest of your life and be better for your family or job and friends.

  
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THREEE 9/15/2010 1:06AM

    don't emoticonit sounds like you've got a plan and some neat potential projects emoticon

what is a 'new bag'?--like 'papa's got a brand new bag...da da da da dah!'? emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 9/14/2010 12:33PM

    I like the way you think women. YOU CAN DO THIS THING!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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ASHARON 9/14/2010 12:11PM

    You can do it

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NEWYORKORCHIDS 9/14/2010 10:21AM

  Awesome!

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YOOVIE 9/14/2010 9:43AM

    Yay!!! Now stick to it!!!!!

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RJANE40 9/14/2010 8:30AM

    Tennis is so fun! I have played since I was young, including two years in high school.

Is this challenge part of a Spark Team, or is it something you are doing alone?

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CLEVAGAL 9/13/2010 11:48PM

    wow wee.....Im guessing not hot chips then?
Cleva xxx

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RAVENSONG37 9/13/2010 11:41PM

    WOOHOO! Love it!

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Life is too short to use a crummy stapler!

Monday, September 13, 2010

I mean, I use a stapler like 40 times a day. If it doesnt work, it is irritatiing! You waste so much time fixing it and taking the crummy staples out and re stapling and I thought today: You know what? Why am I fighting this? A new stapler is like what, $10.00? Am I not worth $10.00 for a less annoying day? Yes. Yes I am.

What is your stapler thingy that annoys you and you could fix so easily??

  
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NEDERLUNG 9/17/2010 6:52PM

    My slippers, they are so big they fall off my feet. So I walk on my heels with my toes up. Though I think I've finally got it fixed. I put wide rubberbands on them and it helps make them smaller so they stay better on my feet.

What? I like my slippers, they are all broke in, I want to keep them. Smiles - Debie

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MICKEYMAX 9/14/2010 5:22PM

    I lent a student use my stapler today. I NEVER let office supplies out. ha ha! I could smack the air conditioner/fan. It shuts off every 2 hours. :)

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SEESTARS 9/14/2010 4:24PM

    I am so bummed out right now that I can not add an image of Milton from "Office Space" with his Red Swingline Stapler to this comment.

Milton says, "If they take my stapler, I'll set the building on fire."

Love that movie!

As for annoying little things. This week my doggie pick-up-bag dispenser is going hay wire and breaking apart. Should really just buy a new on for like $3 bucks. LOL

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HEALTHYASHLEY 9/14/2010 3:21PM

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BIGMAMAT 9/14/2010 12:30PM

    Yes mama, YOU ARE SOOOO WORTH IT!!!!
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RJANE40 9/14/2010 8:28AM

    This is a great topic! I will say that I also put up with my stapler at work way too long. It would jam all the time. I finally ordered a brand new one and no longer want to hurl it out the window.

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THREEE 9/13/2010 10:35PM

    boy, the stapler has driven me nuts, until I became the boss of me--ELECTRIC--battery-operated stapler all the way...
AND THOSE PENCIL SHARPENERS...i keep buying them for my chickadees who i help with homework as they keep losing the ones i buy them, but the more expensive or batterY-operated STILL break off pencil leads and i have to start all over and get lead all over my hands....

but the BEST...ABSOLUTELY, what are we waiting for to use the BEAUTIFUL stuff we've been given or bought ourselves BECAUSE THEY WERE BEAUTIFUL--

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ROBINSNEWNEST 9/13/2010 9:29PM

    hahaha... I threw out my old plastic iced tea pitcher, brought my pretty cut glass pitcher out and into service, and now I smile every time I pour a glass of iced tea emoticon It's pretty. That simple thing makes me smile.

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MAMADWARF 9/13/2010 5:56PM

    Rise up Ladies!!!! We dont have to live like this!! Death to all annoying appliances and things that are supposed to make our lives easier but dont! Vive La Spark!!!

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BRIAEL 9/13/2010 5:45PM

    LOL ... probably an additional hard drive, nothing fancy. Great observation. :)

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CLEVAGAL 9/13/2010 4:56PM

    my tongs.........they are forever twisting. I could probably pick up a pair for 2 bucks!
Cleva xxx

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WATCHMEGO2 9/13/2010 4:25PM

    pencil sharpeners that don't actually sharpen pencils, just break off the lead over and over and over.......

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GRACEISENUF 9/13/2010 3:11PM

    My non stick spatula that every little frickin thing sticks to.
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SPARKVAMPY2012 9/13/2010 2:55PM

    U might even be lucky enought to find one at the dollar store.

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Bra, Panties, Teens and Tanks

Sunday, September 12, 2010

So yesterday I went to Lane Bryant to return a bra that I bought. Yea it was too big. I got a 44c and a 42c the last time (from a 48 c)not really knowing what size I needed. So anyway, I exchanged it for a 40 C figuring that would be the next size I am gonna be.

They had a great sale on Panties. Not knowing what size (again), I bought some 18-20's and some 22-24's because I figured I would be getting into them soon enough (from a 26-28) and I am still in the same panties I was wearing 40 lbs ago (I dont know why, I just never got new ones).

Then, they had some tanks on sale for 4.99! Summer is almost over so I got 2 in size 18-20 cause I am still in size 22-24 (again from 26-28).

So this morning (come take the ride with me even tho you know where this is going), I took a shower and was getting dressed. I decide to try the size 18 panties. Um, yeah, they FIT!!! So that means the 22-24's are never getting worn. I BLEW by that size! (Back to Lane Bryants for an exchange!).

Then I put on the 40C Bra. Yep! It fit too!!! (That means I can do one of my goals, get a Victoria secret bra since they have my size!!).

Then the tank top. Uh huh, wearing it right now!!!

I am not much of a bragger but come on... This is a fantastic day for me! Do you know how friggin tiny I feel right now!?

I came out to the living room, dropped my drawers, shook my ass at my husband while yelling, "SIZE 18 BITCH!" Then I whirled around, lifted my size 18 tank, shook my boobies at him and yelled "40C!!! under my (pull top back down) SIZE 18 TANK TOP!!"

We high 5'vd then I grabbed the laptop and said, "I have to blog this!" to which he replied,
"Oh, god."

ROFL.

"Thats right, Frank, I am a blog HO too, so you better get used to your new wife who wears size 18 underwear, (but not for long) and a 40C bra!".

Oh yes, a good day indeed.

  
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NEDERLUNG 9/17/2010 6:50PM

    Almost TMI, but still enjoyed smiling at you - Debie

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ASHARON 9/14/2010 12:13PM

    Love your blog. too funny!!!

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JESTERSTAR 9/13/2010 6:38PM

    So great! Hilarious and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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GOODBYEHORSES 9/13/2010 6:38PM

    Congrats! And thanks for the giggle. emoticon

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 9/13/2010 6:28PM

    Ha ha! Thanks for making me smile. I love the energy :)

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DAISY443 9/13/2010 3:51PM

    Tooooo Funny! Great blog, thanks for sharing!

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LUVDOGZ 9/13/2010 2:59PM

    OMG too funny, you shake it girl! Pretty soon those sizes are gonna be too big too! I love your hubby's reaction! You made my day you blog ho you!!!

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ROBINSNEWNEST 9/13/2010 1:45PM

    ahahahahahaha!!! Victoria's Secret watch out!!! You crack me up cause it's so real and so true!!! Tricia and I already have our eyes out for some high ho heels, now will have to add the appropriate undergarments to the mix! LOL Treat yourself emoticon Love your life emoticon You deserve to love this time of being in the body and the awesome woman you are...

with love --
Robin

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SWELL10 9/13/2010 1:43PM

    LOL!!!! LMAO!!!! Shake it baby, shake it!!!! emoticon emoticon

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RJANE40 9/13/2010 12:41PM

    Thats so awesome! You shake that booty, girl!! LOL

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LEFTSOX 9/13/2010 12:12PM

    LOl I hope the kids were at school! Although I have been know to streak through the house on good days yelling "ClOSE YOUR EYES BOYS" (our clean laundry it miles from the bedroom where the shower is!)

I am so happy you can go to vicky's! I want some pink clothes from there- but not till I reach a new goal.

And I am sure your husband is enjoying the more confident you! emoticon

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JO2TOM 9/13/2010 12:09PM

    Wow! you are doing even better than you thought. Your blog just about killed me. I was dying laughing at the picture of you in the living room. Thanks for being so real and so open.

I am very impressed. Keep up the good work!!!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 9/13/2010 12:04PM

    AWESOME! I blew through size 24 and 26. It is a great feeling isn't it! You just made me snort at my desk lol. I was telling my fiance how much I adore you yesterday! I am so happy for you girl.

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RAVENSONG37 9/13/2010 11:30AM

    YaY! This is awesome and too funny! You ROCK!

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SEESTARS 9/13/2010 10:16AM

    That rocks!

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THREEE 9/13/2010 1:27AM

    i am happy to see you have your priorities right...

you get your hubby all 'happy' about your new lingerie BUT you go straight to blog...
i have taught you well...

NOW give him a break and let him 'enjoy' your lingerie emoticon

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BAYBELIEVER 9/13/2010 12:09AM

    OMG! I thought I was going to fall off my chair! Your poor husband! But how terrifically supportive of him! I love your reaction and your way of being sure he celebrates with you! Such the kind of thing I would do if I had someone to shake my lesser assets at! I am so happy for you and SOOOO PROUD!!!!

Have a great, fantastic week and now nothing can get you down--unless of course you have more things to show off and your drawers need to drop again!

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TEXWIFE 9/12/2010 11:51PM

    Well Jan another Victory, you actually got to go shopping and buy yourself something. I think we are wearing the same size now how cool, we can share, except for the panty part LOL! emoticon

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TRIP2HAPPINESS 9/12/2010 11:04PM

    haha...awesome blog! emoticon "came out to the living room, dropped my drawers, shook my ass at my husband while yelling, "SIZE 18 BITCH!" Then I whirled around, lifted my size 18 tank, shook my boobies at him and yelled "40C!!! under my (pull top back down) SIZE 18 TANK TOP!!" hilarious! LOL

Great job!
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CLEVAGAL 9/12/2010 9:35PM

    excellent underwear tale indeed!
Cleva xxx

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NEWYEARME 9/12/2010 8:33PM

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Congratulations!!!!

You go girl!!!!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/12/2010 7:48PM

    LOL!!! That's awesome! So freakin' funny! Congrats on all the new sizes, that's wonderful! Keep up the hard work!

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ANAJAK 9/12/2010 5:41PM

    YEEEAAHHH!!! Now that's what I call achievement. "Size 18 Bitch"!!

Man there's a whole lotta panties dropping round here!!

Also your relationship sounds freakin right on the money to me!! Your hubby's reaction to going to blog sounds just like my son:)

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PELESJEWEL 9/12/2010 4:51PM

    emoticon = YOU, right??! In your freaking size 18ssssss!!!!!! You go girl! Enjoy your BODY!

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BIGMAMAT 9/12/2010 2:34PM

    OMG. Jan you are simply amazing!!! Awesome! I am celebrating this victory with you!!
You just have to promise me that you won't be dropping your drawers to show off your panties when we go to see Matt Lauer in NYC! What a hoot!!!hahaha emoticon You Go Mama!

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RONNYGIRL39 9/12/2010 2:10PM

    LOL you are so funny.Thank you for the comment on my blog. I may try your suggestion for working out more on the weekends..
Congrats on your new sizes it does feel awesome!!

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CLASSACT911 9/12/2010 1:46PM

    "Size 18 Bitch" LOLOLOL Oh my. I'm crying from laughing so hard!

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CAROLINA_KOUKLA 9/12/2010 1:43PM

  LOL I died laughing @ your blog!!!!
Congrats!! You are doing great :)

Frank has a hot mamma on his hands :)


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RENA1965 9/12/2010 1:37PM

    Congratulations! Hope you have many more success stories to tell us! Cudos are in order emoticon

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DESERT_BIRD 9/12/2010 1:34PM

    LMBO...too funny!

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GRACEISENUF 9/12/2010 1:22PM

    I have a feeling Frank is going to have a great day as well as soon as you get off of SP!
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NICA131 9/12/2010 1:21PM

    Panties are becoming a real issue around this playground.

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I think panties and bras are the true measure, clothes may not fit anymore but you can make it work - But when you can't wear a skirt coz you fear your panties falling down around your ankles for the world to see, or you walk slowly and carefully because if you bounce at all the girls are gonna pop out to take a look around, that's results.

Congrats on 18's !!!!!!

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BRIAEL 9/12/2010 1:16PM

    Jan, I am laughing so hard I think I'm about to wet myself!!!! You crazy nutter! :)

I am "thrilled to the back teeth" or "tickled pink" (there, did I teach you two new English expressions in one simple post?) with your successful haul into size 18s. That is just awesome sauce right there!

Keep up the most excellent work, and you go shake that booty, Ms Size 18. *still giggling*

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KATRIONAH 9/12/2010 1:15PM

    LOL Bras and panties.....all down in size for you.....WOO HOO!! YOU must feel like happy dancing. Your blog gave me a good giggle. Thank you for sharing...... emoticon

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WVREDNECKHOTTIE 9/12/2010 1:09PM

    OMG that is great and hysterical!
Congratulations!

All of the hard work is paying of in big numbers for you!


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I'm kind of a blog HO....

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I love blogs. I love reading them. I love writing them. I love reading the comments that people leave about blogs. I love finding a comment one of my friends left on someones page that I have never heard of and checking it out. I am kinda obsessed about it.

Thank you for feeding my obsession and please, go read my 6 month blog I posted or any of the others and leave me a comment or "like" it. I need a fix.

  
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NEDERLUNG 9/17/2010 6:47PM

    I too can relate - when I'm really depressed, blogs will pick me up - if not reading them, I like to respond to them. Wish I could get paid for it, wouldn't that be a great job? Smiles - Debie

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SIXTEES 9/12/2010 10:30PM

    I get most of my encouragement and ideas from reading blogs here and posting my own stuff. Second to this is are the message boards which I am just getting into - the local ones. I've gotten to meet a new friend in person that I met here online. Getting healthy is all about what goes on in our thoughts and hearts that helps us make those good choices. The actual food and exercises we choose is second.
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MICKEYMAX 9/11/2010 10:53PM

    I dig blogs and blogging too! Next best thing after the wheel,... :)

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BIGMAMAT 9/11/2010 10:02PM

    I feel ya mama, I feel ya! emoticon emoticon

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THREEE 9/11/2010 6:06PM

    as a matter of fact, my deah, i already hit the 'i like it' box AND it was the first one i ever hit the button for--not that i haven't enjoyed other blogs, but yours was the first that 'moved' my finger to hit the button

and, may i suggest today is just a little anti-climactic for you...but give yourself the weekend to react or be in a bit of a funk, then re-read your own GREAT 6-month PROUD blog and just be resigned that some people don't recognize GREATNESS when they read it!!! so there emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/11/2010 6:05PM

    I love reading and leaving comments. I'm not so great about writing though.

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BRIAEL 9/11/2010 4:46PM

    I second that sentiment. I love blogs, it's what keeps me here at SP. I think I'm just one of those incredibly nosy people though. :)

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GRACEISENUF 9/11/2010 4:21PM

    Glad you are a blog ho cuz I love reading em!
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MONTANA_ED 9/11/2010 4:11PM

    Oh ya! Blogs are great! The comments and inspirations that I get from them are fantastic! Woo Hoo!

Onwards...

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PEDAL-PUSHER 9/11/2010 4:09PM

    I can SO relate! Not so much reading, but do love writing them, and love to get the comments also. Sometimes it is almost like an obsession! I can be watching TV and this little voice in y head starts to nag.........WILL not shut up until I am sitting at my keyboard!

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My 6 months on Sparkpeople (pictures)

Friday, September 10, 2010


S is for starting a spark. It is also for SIX months. When I began, I felt old, terrible, cranky and fat. I was simply fed up with myself. I googled free online programs and found SP. I signed up, didnt tell anyone and decided to "try" it. I really loved the program from the start and decided I would track my nutrition and add fitness later. I also decided to not tell anyone until I had dropped 15 pounds with a few exceptions. I did tell my sister, husband and kids with one request. Do NOT say anything about what I am or am not eating. It was going to be up to me. I also left myself an easy exit for when I failed. So I began. What I didnt expect was the support, the welcome, the instant connections with everyone. It inspired me to not try but to DO this.

Then I shut up and started putting up.I cut out extra sugar (no cookies, cakes etc. and told myself it was for 1 week. Once I knew I could get through that week, I kept going. I lost 15 pounds in the first month. I tracked my nutrition and it kept me in check. Then I facebooked it so I would be accountable to lots of people.Then I began to walk.

I have now lost 43 pounds and over 20" which includes 3 bra sizes, 1 jean size and 2 top sizes.
Here is a picture of me before I started. I am holding a tray of sandwiches. Nice.



P is for my mantra: Progress, not perfection. I knew I was not going to be perfect, that it was impossible but that as long as I made progress, I would be happy. And I have been. Here are some progress pictures. I waited a long time to do the "pull-the-old-pants-waistband-out picture"!






A is for Activity. I do so much more now. It is embarrasing but I used to drive my truck along behind my husband and dog. I convinced myself I could not possibly walk. Now, we walk a mile or more, together, on most nights. My limp is almost gone (had knee replacement and am postponing another one) and I feel muscles in my legs that were buried under layers of fat! I walk now where I used to sit or ride a kart. I make up long ways to go around to get more steps in. I move instead of sit. I love to make plans to go places knowing I can walk and keep up with everyone instead of making excuses to do something else where I wouldn't have to move much.



R is for re-creating my self, my life, my habits, my future. To get healthy and active. To not accept the life in chains I had before. I have had many epiphanies since I began and going back over some of my blogs, the most important was that I CAN DO THIS! And also, for such a control freak, why was I letting food control me? DUH!
Here is a picture of me before, riding a seadoo. I still ride the seadoos but I look a hell of a lot better doing it now!



K is for the kindred spirits. I have made very close connections to some people here. If you are reading this, you are probably one of them. If you just found me, then I believe it was not by accident and we will probably be in touch more now too. I love the people here, the spirit of what we are all doing, the compassion, the outreach, the support, the love. I love hearing from you and cheering you on. I love that this WORKS!

I love that I am losing weight, getting fit, changing my life. I love that I may have some influence in your life as well. I know I will hit my goals, maybe not in a year but I will get there. I am forever changed, not just physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. I have been lifted up from my limitations and I try not to be mad at myself for letting it go on for so long. Clevagal asked me last night if I am always up. Im not but it is my natural, optomistic way of being. That is who the real me is. I really didnt like the Jan I was and I dont think my family really liked her either. It is good to be back. I can't wait to see the Jan that is coming in the weeks, months, years to come. Being a Libra, balance is very important to me. My "scales" had tipped for far too long and it feels wonderful to be more level again. These last 6 months have been completly life changing. I am heading to a great place. If I can, you can. Thanks for being on the journey with me.

Here's a before picture for your viewing enjoyment.
Doesn't everyone play the Harmonica with a loaf of bread in their shirt?

  
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GRACEISENUF 6/7/2011 12:49PM

    YOU are the best! You make me laugh EVERY time. Your blogs make Spark People so much more fun.

Thanks for the re-post.

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NEDERLUNG 9/17/2010 6:44PM

    Jan - I am so proud of you and I really enjoyed this blog and your thoughtful lettering really puts life into SPARK! You can do this, it is your positive attitude !

Thank you for allowing us to share in your journey. Smiles - Debie

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CHRISPYLEE 9/14/2010 1:47PM

    Loved this blog!
Way to find your SPARK!!
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BLUETIGGER33 9/14/2010 12:26PM

    Tremendous progress so far. I enjoyed reading your blog. :)

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RAVENSONG37 9/13/2010 11:42PM

    Bahaha...and congrats. You are freakin cool.

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ROBINSNEWNEST 9/13/2010 1:39PM

    Jan, I love you. I can relate to every word. Finding yourself is the best possible treasure you could ever find. I'm so thankful to have "found" you on Spark... I, too, believe our connection is not mere coincidence. Your light has been a beacon for me on dark days, and the positive changes you've made for yourself and your family have impacted my own. Isn't it amazing how this works? It works. It really works. Sending you a big hug from here...and looking forward to continuing the journey together with our other awesome emoticon...

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Robin

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JO2TOM 9/13/2010 12:13PM

    Awesome to see such progress. And the bonus that you are feeling better too. Keep up the spectacular work you are doing. It really shows. emoticon

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CLEVAGAL 9/12/2010 9:38PM

    Jan...........I dont know what to say!
Sigh....its just so fantastic!
Cleva xxx

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CLASSACT911 9/12/2010 1:44PM

    Kepp it going girlie you're rocking right out of those pants!! LOL

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MICKEYMAX 9/11/2010 10:54PM

    Happy 6 months! You are doing awesome and looking beautiful!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 9/11/2010 7:09PM

    Dang!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!

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ANAJAK 9/11/2010 7:04PM

    ps. I think most people use bread like that emoticon

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ANAJAK 9/11/2010 7:03PM

    I just found you!! YAY!! Looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of each other - you are awesome!!!

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LAURA_ALINE 9/11/2010 1:14PM

    You are a real inspiration to me - not just your weight loss, but your attitude. Way to go!


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DIVASPARK 9/11/2010 8:49AM

    emoticon on your weightloss and loved the blog!

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BBGYRL4 9/11/2010 7:54AM

    Loved your blog! You're doing such an amazing job and it shows. You're an inspiration! Keep up the great work!!

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DESERTFLOWER8 9/11/2010 1:51AM

    Awesome! Congratulations on your many achievements! You look fantastic!!!

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SMAYMAY 9/10/2010 10:51PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! you look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 9/10/2010 10:29PM

    emoticon You have done wonderful and I loved reading your blog. Happy 6 months and Happy rest of your new LIFE!
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BIGMAMAT 9/10/2010 10:28PM

    My dearest sparkfriend, kindred spirit,
YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND! I marvel at your progress. What an inspiration! I am so glad I have you to be with on this special journey ! " us mama's have to stick together" Your beautiful before and after! Big Hugs from WV! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Tricia

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BAYBELIEVER 9/10/2010 10:16PM

    Always! There is no other way to play the harmonica except with a loaf of bread in your shirt!

I love this blog. I love the way you approached it using the S-P-A-R-K! You have done an amazing job! I am so jealous that you have lost that many sizes already! Maybe by the time I hit 6 months I will be able to say that too!

Here's a toast with my water glass to you and the next 6 months!

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PELESJEWEL 9/10/2010 9:59PM

    emoticon Oh Sister! You know I had to press "Add As a Spark Friend" button!! Your energy is off the hook! You are so proud of YOU and you should be!! This time you are DO-ing it! Ok that bread & harmonica number is just screaming funny!!

emoticonCONGRATULATIONS!! HAPPY SIX MONTH SPARKVERSARY!! emoticon

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SIXTEES 9/10/2010 9:33PM

    LOL - and I really did just now - thanks for that last picture.
But your post is incredible. I only hope I can do as good.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this and post pictures.
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STARPLANET2000 9/10/2010 9:06PM

    Awesome! Loved, loved, loved your blog! I can't wait until I can have pics of myself in my old fat clothes holding them out away from me like you can! What a great spirit you have! The motto at my son's college is 'The Spirit makes the Master'. Your spirit is helping you master your weight! Kudos to you kid!

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GRACEISENUF 9/10/2010 8:05PM

    What an accomplishment in 6 months time. I love the pics and of course your sense of humor.

I'm baaaaaack!

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TEXWIFE 9/10/2010 5:29PM

    Jan its so amazing that its been 6 months, my 6 month is next week. I do not have any before and afters because i look the same. I am so proud of you and truly blessed that you are ministering to people you have never met and inspiring them as you always have done for your family. Why do you have bread in your shirt? emoticon

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KATFOSTER11 9/10/2010 2:53PM

    Loved your blog!!! emoticon

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POOHBEARHUNNEY 9/10/2010 2:34PM

    HOLY MOLY girl! Look at you!!!! Congratulations!!! I love seeing pictures like these, because you have come such a long way, in 6 months!!! AWESOME!! Totally an inspiration! Thank you for sharing!!!! Keep up the fantastic work!!!

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BRIAEL 9/10/2010 1:22PM

    Awesome Jan, I love the before and after and I so agree with you. Congrats on the achievement, that's a major milestone! :)

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TREASURINGLIFE 9/10/2010 1:20PM

    GREAT BLOG!! You're looking amazing and should feel hugely proud of your accomplishments. And I couldn't agree more about how fantastic it is here - it's the people on here who make this site so magnificant!

Happy 6 month sparkiversary!!! Can't wait to see how far you've come on your 1 year sparkiversary! :)

- Michelle

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MRSSIBRAT 9/10/2010 1:10PM

    way to go..you look great!!

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THREEE 9/10/2010 1:05PM

    the TEASE was worth it...congratulations...you are so right in probably everything you said...well, I agree with you so you ARE right emoticon

now that you've done these pictures, save 1 outfit for later after pictures but get rid of the rest because you want no 'cushion' of big clothes...plus you will bless someone else with them...

it is true, the positive attitude makes all of the difference...i am so glad you've allowed it to resurface and enjoy the movement...i lOOk forward to being able to say the same...kaaren3 emoticon

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CHEVYSHAYA 9/10/2010 1:03PM

  Your looking fantastic! I can't wait till I can have success to share! emoticon

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WATCHMEGO2 9/10/2010 12:50PM

    I love this blog!! I love that you are playing a harmonica with a loaf of bread in your shirt and, yes that is something I would probably do!! You are totally rocking out your journey!

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LUVDOGZ 9/10/2010 12:45PM

    emoticonon 6 months! How much you have learned and grown in that 6 months is amazing! You have your life back! Congrats to you, and you are an inspiration to me! I am so happy for you my friend!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/10/2010 12:37PM

    congrats on 6 months and here's to 6 more, joyed filled, a** kicking, weight losing months. You're doing great and I know you'll have no problems making it through your journey!
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MJMOONEY 9/10/2010 12:31PM

    Way to go & Great Pics emoticon

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SCHNAUZERMOMMY 9/10/2010 12:20PM

    Awesome job!!!! emoticon

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JESSICAW09 9/10/2010 12:12PM

    This blog is such an inspirational story. I am so happy for you and you look great, keep up your hard work and effort, it is paying off. Thank you for sharing this!

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RDCAGAIN 9/10/2010 12:11PM

  I like to see how full of life you are. Most people (like me) get down about our unhealthy weight. You are just enjoying life. Keep it up! You will be healthy and full of love always.

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