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Final days in Utah... Heading home tomorrow am (pics)

Saturday, October 16, 2010



My final two days in Utah. Heading home tomorrow am. I will blog while I am on the 14 hour drive home tomorrow because you will NOT beleive what I did!(Maybe I will do it tonight, we shall see ;) )

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PJH2028 10/18/2010 9:31AM

    Oh my! Don't you look "Fine! Fine! Fine!"
Glad you had a great trip. Looking forward to hearing more about it ;-)

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TEENY_BIKINI 10/17/2010 10:08PM

    Hey gorgeous.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/17/2010 9:55PM

    You look so good in this pic! I can't wait to read it and I hope you had a safe trip!

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MAIA2011 10/17/2010 11:18AM

    I have the feeling I will believe what YOU did!

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Great pic and I await the blog with bated breath.

Have a safe journey home!

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BIGMAMAT 10/17/2010 9:31AM

    Blog it woman! I am dying to know!! I love, love, love, this picture! Beautiful!!! emoticon

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WATCHMEGO2 10/17/2010 9:23AM

    Can't wait to read all about it!! Glad you had a great trip.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/17/2010 7:00AM

    Look at you cutie! Love it!!

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DAISY443 10/17/2010 6:50AM

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing, especially the meese (uh, mooses, well, whatever)!

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more vacation pix...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Most beautiful places in Utah. Follow along. I am doing great and hope you are all,too. will be back in full force on monday!

  
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ELLIEFAR 10/16/2010 3:34PM

  Your pics look great, thanks for sharing them. What a lovely place, hope you had fun.

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BAYBELIEVER 10/15/2010 10:05PM

    Amazing pictures! Glad you are having a great time! It is beautiful.

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BIGMAMAT 10/15/2010 9:23AM

    OMG Jan! That one squirmy fish picture is a riot! hahahaha emoticon I have never seen a fish with that big of a mouth before! It was like he was saying "heeeelp meeeeeee!"
Tehehe! The place looks simply gorgeous! Glad you are having fun. Tricia

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/15/2010 7:53AM

    Love it. Miss you. You look amazing!

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DAISY443 10/15/2010 4:38AM

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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vacation so far (link to pix)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hi guys, I have been busy busy. 2 days to get here and today was the first full day we had. went on a 70 mile razor ride and the highlight was seeing 3 moose (es) in the lake.Took a bunch of pix. It was very exciting. Hope you are all doing well. I am staying on track but havent walked yet. Tomorrow is the day tho.

Click to see my pix on facebook if you are interested. Stay in touch and hope you are all well...

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BIGMAMAT 10/13/2010 7:37PM

    OMG! Looks amazing! It is soooo Beautiful there!!! emoticon

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MAIA2011 10/13/2010 6:27PM

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/13/2010 8:42AM

    I think the plural of moose is meeses - tee hee! Glad you're haveing a great time!

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BIGMAMAT 10/13/2010 12:15AM

    Glad you are having a wonderful time! Moose (es)! woohoo!
I am not sure what I am doing wrong but I am only able to see one pic. Tell monte happy birthday. emoticon

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YEA, YEA, YEA, YEA, YEA, YEA, YEA, YEA, YEA, YEA, YEA!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ok, I know you already know what I am going to say but roll with me here....

Yep, today I FINALLY hit my 50 pound weight loss mini goal! (I get to go Kayaking on Monterey Bay!!)! Also, this was the final weigh in day for the Lose 10 by 10/10/10 team and I hit that goal too, losing 10.4 pounds since I joined the team. This is also my 7 month spark anniversary and I am leaving for a week vacation to our friends cabin in Utah (one of my 2 favorite places in the world).

So pretty much this is a great day!!

I will be checking in and tracking my food and excercise but wont be on as much as usual. I hope you guys have a great week ahead! Thanks for all your support in my journey so far!! Love, Jan

  
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MAIA2011 10/12/2010 6:18PM

    You ROCK! (Sorry this is late but I am just now catching up on blogs!)

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BECKYB73 10/11/2010 4:50PM

    CONGRATS!!!

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NETOPIASGAL 10/11/2010 9:45AM

    Congratulations! That is Awesome! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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FIT-WHIT 10/11/2010 9:04AM

    YEAAAHHHH YEA YEA YEAH!! :) ROCK ON!! Way to go with all your hard work so far! It really pays off! Keep it up-- you're doing AWESOME!! Next time you see a giant bag of water softener salt, pick it up and think "I've LOST this much weight off my body, and MORE!" It's a pretty cool thing!! emoticon emoticon

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RJANE40 10/11/2010 8:21AM

    So Awesome! Way to Go!!!!!

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TREASURINGLIFE 10/11/2010 8:15AM

    Wooooo-whoooooo!!!! That is freakin' awesome! I'm so proud of you...and happy for you!!! Relish in the feelings that come with hitting that goal! :)

- Michelle

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PAMINHALF 10/11/2010 7:45AM

  Congratulations!

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BIGMAMAT 10/11/2010 12:14AM

    Woohoo! awesome! I am sooooo excited for you! woot. emoticon

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BEXNEW 10/10/2010 9:41PM

    Wooot Woooot Woooot!!! Awesome!! Well done. So many great things in one small post!!!!


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BAYBELIEVER 10/10/2010 9:38PM

    Congratulations! So many goals achieved all in one day. That is awesome! Have a great vacation too!

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KATHYJO56 10/10/2010 9:37PM

    emoticonWhat a thrill to hit those milestones. I'm so proud of you! Have a great vacation. emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/10/2010 9:31PM

    I am so proud of you! Way to go. Have an awesome vacation.

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/10/2010 7:48PM

    emoticon x 50 on emoticon results!!!!!

Robin

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BRIAEL 10/10/2010 5:31PM

    Congrats Jan .. 50 lbs is an awesome milestone. Have a fabulous time, remember to come back, won't you? Looking forward to updates and photos. :)

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BTINTERNET 10/10/2010 4:31PM

    Awesome! Enjoy your getaway and woohoo! Congrats!

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ANAJAK 10/10/2010 4:14PM

    You are so awesome :) Have fun on your trip away - no licking cake off heads - does that sound really wrong?

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DAISY443 10/10/2010 3:33PM

    What a great way to leave on vacation! I don't know which accomplishment to "Woo Hoo" so this emoticon is for all of them!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/10/2010 3:20PM

    Yay! I totally knew this was coming :)

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TIKITAMI 10/10/2010 3:17PM

    Woo hoo!!

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HOPERISING 10/10/2010 2:27PM

    How awesome is that??? You rock!!!

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ATREAT4ME 10/10/2010 1:19PM

    Awesome! Way to go.

Now enjoy that vacation!

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CYNEDRA 10/10/2010 12:10PM

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Congrats on it all!

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WATCHMEGO2 10/10/2010 10:43AM

    WoooooooooooooHoooooooooooooo!!!! Way to go girl!!!

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GRACEISENUF 10/10/2010 10:35AM

    You are a winner all the way around! Have a blast in Utah.
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NENESMOM 10/10/2010 10:21AM

    Way to go. Keep up the good work.

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I had to adjust my goals

Saturday, October 09, 2010

When I signed up for Sparkpeople on March 10 of this year, I set out with a goal to lose 111 pounds by March 10, 2011. Since I am right at about 50 pounds in 7 months, I realized I will most likely not meet that goal. Dont get me wrong, I am not upset by that. I know I will make it just maybe not by March. I figure by the end of this year, I will be down about 70 and by March I should be close to 90. I added 3 more months to my goal date and feel that is a pace I can stick with. If I get there sooner, great. If it takes longer, then it does.

One thing I have learned in the last few months is that this is different for everyone. Some people do great with deadlines and I realized that isn't me. I tend to get off track and focus on the wrong things instead of going with my motto, Progress, not perfection. This is my life. Cake is going to happen. Captain Morgan is going to happen. Pizza is going to happen. I refuse to beat myself up if I choose to eat or drink something that is not helpful to my weight loss goal. I dont do it often but this is what I love about SP. I can live my life without feeling deprived. It is my choice and I am learning about control and reversing who has the upper hand: me or food!

That does not mean I give myself permission to have free for alls because I am always aware of my choices and am pretty strong when it comes to sticking to my plan. I just want to be reasonable, enjoy my life, continue to lose weight and get healthy and if that doesn't happen by a certain date, I dont want to feel like I failed. So I am giving myself some room, will continue to move down that tracker and I will get there.

  
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DELRAYGIRL1 10/17/2010 12:29AM

    I think you're doing great! Your attitude is wonderful and your feelings about your program are very similar to mine. I have been on the program about 5 months. I started out with long term goals and found that didn't work well with me. I just recently had to readjust and set a shorter goal for myself. I was trying to do too much to soon and I wasn't doing well with my latest calorie range. Once I re-did my goals and got back a few more calories, I got back on track. I have a lot to lose and know it will take a long time and I'm okay with that. There will always be bumps along the road (like cake and pizza!) but the important thing is to keep going forward. Slow and steady wins the race or so the saying goes! emoticon

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THREEE 10/16/2010 4:40PM

    just picture me smiling...you have it...you get it...and you are almost 10 years ahead of me...and i believe it couldn't happen to a nicer gal... emoticon

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MAIA2011 10/12/2010 6:21PM

    Hmmm. It's my opinion that you are losing weight wicked fast! Slow down and give the mortals here a chance to catch up. That's a great idea!

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/10/2010 7:46PM

    Way to go, Jan... You have an emoticon attitude, and you're taking care of emoticon you and all those you love... You've achieved so much, and I KNOW emoticon

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KJDOESLIFE 10/10/2010 6:44PM

    I had a giggle at the Captain Morgan line, too.

Congrats on the loss to date! Great attitude, too! You'll get to your goal!

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RUNNER12COM 10/10/2010 12:58PM

    "Captain Morgan is going to happen."

Not sure why, but this line made me laugh. I love it!

SDJ

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 10/10/2010 12:49PM

    You've got a good attitude about all of this.. :) Good for you for being realistic about your weight loss goals. emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 10/10/2010 10:43AM

    I too have decided the same thing. WE WILL DO THIS! One day, once choice at a time and remember LIFE HAPPENS.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/10/2010 12:35AM

    I realized weight loss goals give me anxiety and I start "dieting" when I feel like I am not on track with the goal line. It isn't why I joined SP so I decided no more weight loss challenges and I am going to just let it take as long as it takes. Good for you! You are doing amazing. Hugs

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DAISY443 10/9/2010 6:58PM

    You have just helped me feel better about my goals. I've learned that I can't lose as fast as I would like, but that I must be happy that the weight is coming off and I am healthier! Life is too short to be miserable about missing a goal as long as you hit it in the long run!

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BIGMAMAT 10/9/2010 3:33PM

    To my beautiful sparkfriend, I am sooooo proud of you and all you have accomplished! You are such and inspiration, so full of life!Personally I feel like it is not about the goal line this time, It is all about living life to the fullest. Enjoying today. That's why they call it a journey, huh?
I honestly try never to attach a number to my weightloss goals. Unfortunately I have the big year goal hanging over my head too. I can learn from you Jan. I will follow your example. I can always adjust the goal. After all, it is my goal right? "mamas rule" . -T emoticon

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BTINTERNET 10/9/2010 3:18PM

    That's a great attitude - being able to adjust your goals is excellent. Realism, seeing what your pace is, accepting it and changing without letting it get you down is even more so. emoticon

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NEDERLUNG 10/9/2010 2:20PM

    Smart, smart, smart - you are so smart. I think adjusting your goals is growth. You have learned a lot and you really have to be realistic. If you don't adjust, then you set yourself up for failure - and spark people are all about winning. YOU ARE A WINNER!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/9/2010 12:53PM

    I think you deinitely have the right mindset. Life happens. I've been starting to think about my own goals, and chances are I am going to stop seeing large drops... maybe not even 2 pound drops anymore. I just have to keep on keepin' on and trust that it will work. You have got this!

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ATREAT4ME 10/9/2010 12:01PM

    I'm going to bookmark this blog and re-read it often. Thank you for this reminder and your beautiful attitude that just shines and shines and shines. I love it!

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