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Had to do it

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Since Sparkpeople does not let you send pictures on comments to someone's page, this will have to do.

Have you met Austexguy? Well, he is good for a laugh and not bad to oggle, either. (he likes it too, so tell him Mamadwarf sent you...). rofl.


  
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THREEE 10/16/2010 4:37PM

    ahem...are you encroaching on MY territory, MS BLOG HO?

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TKADEEPBREATH 10/9/2010 10:39AM

    yup, cute . . nice smile . . I like that he "approved" you blog . . hahaha!!

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AUSTEXGUY 10/9/2010 2:27AM

    My name is AusTexGuy. And I approve this blog.

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CLEVAGAL 10/9/2010 2:19AM

    Well well..........what do I tell Frank!?LOL!

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Shopping, riding and vacation.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Today I went shopping with a $50.00 gift card from my birthday and spent over $200.00. What was the issue you ask? Do you have children, I ask?????
We went to Kohls and I bought a pair of jeans and 2 shirts.
The jeans I got are size 22 and I can tell they are going to be too big soon but they are cheap and I needed them so what the heck. I tried on 24's and they were huge which made it very real to me that I really am much smaller. It wasnt just a fluke.
Then I bought 2 shirts,size 1x not 2x, not 3x. From Kohls. I was pretty excited. I mean, soon I will not be shopping in that section anymore!
The girls got a ton of amazing things on sale. We got $650.00 worth of clothes for $200.00 so I am not gonna complain (much).

We are leaving sunday for our friends cabin in Utah near the flaming gorge for a week. It is really one of my favorite places in the world so am very excited. I am going to take lots of pix. I told Yoovie I am going to do something very adventurous this trip that I have never done so be watching for my blog! I will have internet access to track my food and stuff, although I wont be on as much as I am at home but I will stay connected. Email me personally if you need me for anything (mamadwarf@aol.com).

BigmamaT asked what we would be riding. Here is a picture.

These are Polaris Razors. They are 2 seaters and are a total blast. We can pretty much go over anything ( and have!) and are pretty quick too. The terrain we are riding goes from meadows to mountains, through rivers, lakes, dusty roads, tiny trails, pretty much anything you can imagine. It is always an adventure, lots of wildlife and fall foilage.

What is your plan to stay on track, you may ask?
Well I will be in charge of cooking so that means I control everything (muahhahahaha!) so will make healthy meals, keep the Captain and diet coke to a minimum, will walk the track around the cabin (1.2 miles), and I am also looking forward to doing a bit of hiking this time which was just a far off dream last time I was there in June. I had just started walking in May and my goal was to walk all the way around the cabin area which I did on more than 1 occasion. The altitude is 8800 feet so I remember sucking air pretty good. I will be happy to see the improvements I have made since then.

I had adjusted the setting on my camera so spark will more easily upload my photos (someone told me they may have been too big and you were right!).

I will be doing my final weigh in for the Lose 10 by 10/10/10 team on sunday before I leave. I have loved this team and it has been really good for me to be part of it. It was the first team I joined that I felt really connected to.

With my plans in place, I do not expect to gain any weight (last time I was up 1/2 a pound which is basically nothing so I would be happy with that). I am going to relax, enjoy nature, my friends, my man, and being active. So watch for my sunday weigh in blog before I leave and I mean it: Please email me if you need me and I will try to keep up with what is going on with all of you.

  
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MAIA2011 10/12/2010 6:24PM

    Have a great trip! I am looking forward to pics!

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/10/2010 7:44PM

    Jan, I know you'll have an awseome time. Be safe, have fun, and tell us all about it when you can.

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GRACEISENUF 10/10/2010 10:40AM

    I'm catching up on your blogs this a.m. as we got in late last night.

Your trip sounds like it will be so much fun. While we were in the mountains I could really feel the altitude this time as I was fighting a cold. We went in a six wheeled Swiss off road vehicle and went all over the high woods, what a blast! The guy who we paid to take us took us for four hours and we visited old abandoned mines and even saw the area where the old Bonanza episodes were filmed. My son thought it was the best time ever....which off course made ole Mom happy! :)

Sounds like you have a great strategy planned out to stay on track. I did well and did not gain a pound so I am super pleased.

Have a GREAT time and I can't wait to see some pics!
XOXOX

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/9/2010 9:14AM

    sounds like an amzaing adventure! Have a great time! Don't you just love Kohl's?

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/9/2010 8:20AM

    Congrats on shrinking!!

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BIGMAMAT 10/9/2010 12:10AM

    ENJOY!!!! Sounds like an awesome time! Be Careful. ( us mama's worry you know) lol. emoticonHave a blast Jan! emoticon emoticon

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BRIAEL 10/8/2010 11:10PM

    What an awesome adventure you have planned. I am very envious, Jan. Hope you have a brilliant time. Kick back, relax, enjoy. Please, please, please, post lots of pictures. :)

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TEXWIFE 10/8/2010 11:02PM

    Jan you know it will be hard without me!!!! I will be with you in spirit for sure and will be walking with you and frank daily!!! I am so proud of you and you did good shopping except spending money on the girls part LOL Love me emoticon

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CLEVAGAL 10/8/2010 10:37PM

    You are too cute for words....have fun and I will be looking for your weigh in blog! 10/10/10 happens for us on your saturday so I will be able to blog about my 1950's housewife tupperware party! Good luck, I have everything crossed for a 10 pound loss!!!!

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Yea. I had cake. (picture)

Thursday, October 07, 2010



Technically, it was just the frosting but still....

Actually this is what happened. This is one of our friends, Spanky. It was his birthday so I take the cake to him, light the candles, do the song and I am walking away after to take it to another table to cut it and it starts sliding off the tray! I tried to balance it but it fell down the back of another driver and landed on the ground. At that point, one of our friends picked it up and wrapped it around his head. So, I just said, "Screw that! I have been dieting and I am having some damn cake!!" So I licked his head.
We are cool like that! rofl... Thought you would enjoy the picture!

  
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GRACEISENUF 10/10/2010 10:44AM

    And a good time was had by all.

THE END


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NEDERLUNG 10/9/2010 2:09PM

    I would have only expected this from you - you are just to hilarious!

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EPIPHANYANGEL 10/9/2010 9:24AM

    emoticongreat picture.

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JAVAQUEEN74 10/8/2010 10:03PM

    That is so freaking funny! I love it! Way to be awesome! emoticon

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/8/2010 9:34PM

    This is the funniest thing I've seen all day!

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BTINTERNET 10/8/2010 9:29PM

    I should really post about the cheesecake fight sometime... I only wish there had been pictures.

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SMAYMAY 10/8/2010 6:34PM

    hahahahah WHAT A GREAT PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RJANE40 10/8/2010 8:29AM

    Love it!!

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 10/7/2010 10:59PM

    Hahahahaha
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M0PPET 10/7/2010 10:58PM

    zomg! love it!

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BIGMAMAT 10/7/2010 10:41PM

    hahaha. I laugh. Hahaha. Oh, mama. emoticon

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ASHARON 10/7/2010 8:42PM

    That is too funny. Love the picture. And hope you enjoyed the frosting.

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BLUETIGGER33 10/7/2010 7:24PM

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CLEVAGAL 10/7/2010 7:06PM

    this made me smile!

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MAIA2011 10/7/2010 7:01PM

    You racing types, just disgusting. I hope your husband was OK with this!



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DAISY443 10/7/2010 6:20PM

    I am speechless, partly from the bitten tongue and partly from laughing at this so hard! Let's see - you burned calories trying to save the cake, then you ate cake calories! Sounds like a wash to me! Anyway, birthday cake calories do not count!

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/7/2010 5:53PM

    head?

I could say 114 totally inappropriate things. Hope you put that onein your nutrition tracker.

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What the heck am I doing?

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tomorrow is my official weigh in day. I am looking for good news but I think I know what is wrong. Since I started this, I have had long range goals and short range goals but I never pressured myself. As long as I was making progress, I was happy.

Then, I joined the Lose 10 by 10/10/10 team for a little extra push and I have really enjoyed having a goal to work towards and should be pretty close to that goal by then.

Then the BIG NUMBER was looming on the horizon. 50 pounds. That was the big one. The one I have been very anxious to get to. The one that I figured I finally could say Hooray about! Now dont get me wrong, I have been happy for every stinkin' pound. I was thrilled at 20, 30, 35, 40, 45 and even yes, 49! But 50 is alluding me. I realized I am working towards a number instead of just doing my thing, tracking my food, going for walks as I have been doing as part of a healthy lifestyle. I am screwing with my own head about it and I am going to stop it right now. It will happen just like every other pound I have lost. And when it does, you guys will be the first to know. Then I will go Kayaking. Then I will work on 51, 52, 53 and so on.

So I am going back to what works. Progress, not perfection. Keeping my eyes off the numbers and onto my healthy choices each day.

Meanwhile, back at the farm, Frank and I went walking tonight after dinner but a thunder storm was looming. We got back to the truck right as it started to pour. Here is a picture right before it started pouring. A double rainbow at dusk, pretty cool!
Thats gotta be a good sign, right?

  
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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 10/7/2010 10:58PM

    I love rainbows!! I think it is a good sign!

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BIGMAMAT 10/7/2010 10:44PM

    It will happen, It will happen, It will happen and they Kayaking! Woohoo! Hugs. Tricia emoticon

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/7/2010 5:21PM

    Yes. "Progress, not perfection." Thanks for sharing the double rainbow...

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NEDERLUNG 10/7/2010 10:53AM

    Good insight and staying in tune with what is going on is a big part of this healthy lifestyle thing. You know what has worked and steady as she goes has worked for you. Sometimes our goals need to be to stay focused on the healthy eating, not just on the weightloss.

But occasionally you need spice and I think that is why you wanted to do the 10 by 10/10 - and you have to have fun too - though I don't see this as a goal, I saw it as a challenge. Challenges are the extra push for fun, not the big "MUST OR ELSE".

So, focus on enjoying the journey - the Kayak trip is right there and if it isn't tomorrow, it will be before the end of the month! Splash, splash!

(Not rain drops from the approaching storm, me throwing water on you from my kayak - smiles)

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/7/2010 8:30AM

    You're doing such a great job and you've lost a great deal doing your own thing. No need to stress yourself out with the challanges. I felt like I was self sabotaging when I set hardcore goals for myself and the result was only losing 1.5 lbs in 3 weeks, not the norm for me. When I backed off, things have gotten better! Concentrate on your healthy lifestyle and you'll be just fine and 50 is around the corner!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/7/2010 7:55AM

    That is exactly what happened to me. I decided I am done with weight loss challenges. It got me too into a number and not enough on my health. I didn't even lose the 10 lbs in 6 weeks! It was like I self sabotaged because it stressed me out too much. Uggh.

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TREASURINGLIFE 10/7/2010 7:39AM

    That's right - just keep doing what you're doing and you WILL hit that 50 pound mark. Try to focus on the lifestyle, not the scale. Have a great day!! And by the way - the picture of the double rainbow is BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

- Michelle

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STARPLANET2000 10/7/2010 6:44AM

    Your blog was a great one for me to read this morning. My weight loss has slowed too. (I need to get serious about the exercise thing.) And progress but not perfection is awesome! Also think how awesome Progress is compared to Regressing! We may not be dropping big numbers each week now but Hey! we're not gaining! I'm off work today and tomorrow so I'm going to try some morning walks which I never do. Check in on me and keep me accountable!

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CLEVAGAL 10/6/2010 11:56PM

    That is exactly the right attitude to have. You know me, up and then down and then up.....the numbers were doing my head in. Dont you know it, when I stopped worrying about the numbers the weight started coming off again. REMEMBER-7.7 pounds (im milking it for ALL its worth!).....anyhoo.....back to you, I think your attitude has been excelent and dont be surprised if you make 50 pounds tomorrow! Love ya! Cleva xxx
PS Im not blogging til later so technically you will probably get todays blog tomorrow which is friday for me but thursday for you :S you know what I mean!!!! LOL!

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MAIA2011 10/6/2010 11:21PM

    You have the right attitude! You will get to 50 pounds lost sooner than you know and have a great time kayaking! Until then keep Sparkin', I like progress not perfection.

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My day

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

It began at 7 when I got up and sparked for about an hour then hit the road for a day of customer service.I actually looked cute today with a new outfit my girls had given me for my birthday. I had to meet 4 customers and stop in at 2 supply houses so I had a Luna bar for breakfast, got my water and an apple and headed out.
Stopped at my roofing supply company and I noticed the manager (we have known him for years) was looking pretty trim and he said something about walking last night. So I told him he looked good and had he lost weight. He shyly said, "yea a little bit" and I asked how much He told me 15 pounds! So I was telling him how awesome that was when a customer walked in. Drew asked me how far I was and I said "49 pounds but man, I want that 50!" and the customer (must have been in the medical field) told me how awesome that was and the pressure off my knees blah blah. They were really sweet. As I was leaving, Drew holllered at me, "Hey, Jan, thanks for inspiring me!"...

I mean, come on! You KNOW how good that made me feel!? Pretty awesome! So that was good thing #1.

Then I met all my customers, called Frank and told him I wouldnt have time to meet for lunch, went to Jack in the box (fajita pita and fruit cup) then decided to make time to stop in and say a quick hi to Frank at our jobsite on my way back to town for a haircut.
I got out of the truck and he was all, "wow, you look great!!" SO that was good thing #2.

As I drove home, my phone rings and it is him. He asks what time is my haircut and Im thinking, why do you want to know? lol... anyway, he was asking because he wanted to meet me at this little rendevous spot for um, afternoon delight!!! LOL. I didnt have time to stop cause I was late but it made my day!!!! #3.

Then I went for hair cut and color and made some changes #4 and then Frank took me to dinner cause it was late (no walk tonight for Stitchy)#5.

So all in all, I had pretty freaking great day! And I hope you did too!

Here is my new hair...

  
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SMAYMAY 10/8/2010 6:33PM

    Thanks for sharing such a fun day!!! I LOVE YOUR NEW HAIR!!!!!!!!

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 10/7/2010 11:00PM

    Cute hair!! and what a great day!! :)
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    Awesome day and a little afternoon delight thrown in for good measure! emoticon

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BRIAEL 10/6/2010 3:05PM

    Love the new 'do, Jan! That's perky and very "you" ! :)

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TREASURINGLIFE 10/6/2010 10:28AM

    I'd say that was a GREAT freakin' day!!!!!!! Go you!! You must be feeling like a million bucks! And your haircut looks AWESOME!!

- Michelle

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NEDERLUNG 10/6/2010 10:06AM

    I can hear the joy in your writing. You so earned every bit of it, you have worked hard. I'm very proud of you and YES you do inspire others!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/6/2010 8:21AM

    That is an awesome day! LOVE the haircut, so cute and sassy!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/6/2010 8:16AM

    That is an awesome day and how cute are you and your husband! You guys are like teenagers. I love it. The haircut is really sexy! Love it

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CLEVAGAL 10/5/2010 11:51PM

    What a great day Jan! I always love reading your blogs by the way IM still on about it- 7.7 pounds YAY!

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ANAJAK 10/5/2010 11:33PM

    Love this blog. Love those days. One pound sister you can do it!!!! You ARE inspiring :)

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MAIA2011 10/5/2010 11:29PM

    Looking good, lady. Cute pic and I love the new haircut!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/5/2010 11:18PM

    1 pound woman! You have so got this!!

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BIGMAMAT 10/5/2010 11:16PM

    Hey my beautiful spark friend! You look gorgeous!!! So glad you had such a wonderful day! BTW, You ARE and ispiration! just sayin. Hugs. Tricia

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/5/2010 11:06PM

    You deserve the good things emoticon emoticon

Love your haircut! I have mine cut in a similar way. Years ago, after cancer diagnosis, I decided I either needed a European vacation or a makeover. A new haircut does a body good! You rock it!

Robin

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