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Reward complete! (picture blog)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

So today, we FINALLY went to Montery and rented Kayak's. That has been my reward incentive since I began here in March. I hit my 50 pound weight loss in October and we havent been able to go. Until today.

Frank was going to go to the races with some friends but he told me last night he wanted to do this instead. He had the perfect opportunity to go and blow off steam with his buddies but he wanted to spend the time with me. I know. He is really awesome.

So this morning, we headed out. We rented the Kayaks and although the ocean was a little rough, we headed out.


We saw lots and lots of sealions and harbor seals!





Then we saw some Sea Otters! They were just laying on the kelp beds and we were so close to them! It was amazing!


So we had so much fun and we paddled and we were out there for about 3 hours! It was a total blast. Then we went into shore and took some pictures:





So then we went to lunch and then headed down to another beach to celebrate, drink champage and watch the sunset.






What a fantastic day I had. I am a lucky girl. MY 100 pound weight loss reward is going horseback riding on the beach. I can not wait!!

OH! I forgot to say! I bought a shirt with kayaks on it for a souvenir. I tried on a XXL but it didnt fit. It was too big! SO I got a XL. That was sooo great! A 3x would barely have fit me before. Progress!!!

  
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COMPUCATHY 11/29/2010 10:00PM

    I just had to read this blog. I saw in your goals that you had gone kayaking and hoped you blogged about it...and you did! Yay! That is one of my goal/incentives for the future, too. Not sure when...thinking maybe at goal...but now you've got me itching to go sooner! Congratulations! Keep sparking! emoticon emoticon

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KAREN_NY 11/18/2010 3:17PM

    Wow - I thought I loved living in upstate NY until I saw this, LOL!! Fun stuff!

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MOMMYTO1IN2012 11/18/2010 1:31PM

    Woo hoo! Congrats! Love the photos - absolutely beautiful. Makes me wish I lived near the ocean...just stinky old Lake Michigan here :)

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PAMINHALF 11/18/2010 7:37AM

  How beautiful. Thanks for sharing your pics!

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NEENSTER1 11/18/2010 7:34AM

    emoticon OH MY Gosh so Romantic! A real Dream date. Enjoy each other that's what really important. Life is short. emoticon for sharing. Take good care. emoticon

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GLORIEE 11/15/2010 6:06PM

    Good for you!!! That's awesome!!! emoticon

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JOMAMA99 11/15/2010 5:19PM

    Awsome pictures! And such a great reward for a job well done!
I actually just set that as my goal for next year, I so want to try kayaking!
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TRAINER_T 11/15/2010 3:25PM

    emoticonJourney and I love your reward and pictures too! Very inspiring emoticon

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JENPOSS 11/15/2010 3:23PM

    What an awesome reward!! Congrats on the 50 lb loss!! You're awesome!

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DIFROMWYOMING 11/15/2010 2:37PM

    I am So jealous that you live close to such a beautiful and amazing place! If I were to reward myself with an outdoor activity right now it would involve snow shoes and ice fishing! Brrrrr.
AWESOME job! Loved your pics!

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TBRUGH78 11/15/2010 12:59PM

    emoticon on losing 50lbs emoticon I am so glad you had a great time! Thank you for sharing emoticon

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LUVDOGZ 11/15/2010 12:51PM

    What an amazing day and reward! You deserved it, what a great memory! You look awesome and soooo happy!

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BAYBELIEVER 11/15/2010 10:10AM

    Congratulations! Sea kayaking is one of my dreams when I get there! What an awesome day! And thanks so much for sharing the pictures! It just helps keep me headed in the right direction too!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/15/2010 9:46AM

    That's wonderful! It sounds like you had an amazing and well deserved day! The pics are awesome!

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BIGMAMAT 11/14/2010 11:16PM

    This is soooo exciting! I am sooooo happy for you! Thanks so much for sharing!! Your trip seems much more relaxing than mine was. hahaha.

P.s. You look Beautiful Jan! I am super excited for you! lookin good sweetie!!! emoticon

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ROBINSNEWNEST 11/14/2010 10:16PM

    So happy for you, Jan! Thank you for sharing your experience and your pictures, too. Seems like you lost the 50 pounds and are gaining an even stronger marriage with both of you working together emoticon

You deserve the very best! Glad you had it on this day...

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BRAINYBLONDE5 11/14/2010 9:57PM

  AMAZING PICTURES! i am so glad you have reached your goal and are enjoying new things. sea otters are my favorite!!! that sunset is gorgeous. i cant wait to see the pictures of you horseback riding! you can do it! by then youll be a M/L in the cute outfit you wear :) YOU ROCKK

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CHRISTINECAN 11/14/2010 5:33PM

    Don't you just love it when your self image hasn't caught up? Such a pleasant frisson to try on the next size down.

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LJOHN44 11/14/2010 3:54PM

    That's awesome! I love kayaking- I've never been out on the ocean, I'm a lake and river kayaker. Wooo Hooo to Frank too!

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MEREDIE02 11/14/2010 3:34PM

    Wow, that looks like an amazing day! Great pictures, too! Glad you finally were able to enjoy your well-deserved reward.
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ANAJAK 11/14/2010 3:28PM

    You + Your Hubster + Rewards + Champange/Beach/Sunset = Too cute. You guys are too cool :)

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/14/2010 2:31PM

    Awesome! And what a fun reward!!!

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RIGBY31 11/14/2010 2:25PM

    What an amazing day on soooo many levels! I need to find my rewards and work my booty to get there!
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KITHKINCAID 11/14/2010 1:44PM

    Way to go - that looks like a PERFECT day! :)

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SGRAY478 11/14/2010 11:29AM

    Congrats on the hitting the 50 lbs gone mark!
What a wonderful way to celebrate. Your trip looks just gorgeous! I love seeing animals out in the wild like that. One of my favorite memories I have is visiting BC and seeing the whales, seals, otters, and eagles!
Can't wait to see the pics from your 100 lbs reward!

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JRZG8R 11/14/2010 11:04AM

    What a fantastic day. That is my kind of dream day. My first thought is how cold it would be. I see you had overall wetsuit. They are cool. Keep on rockin'!

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CALLIKIA 11/14/2010 11:03AM

    I *love* this! It looks like SOOO much fun! I can't wait to see the horseback riding blog too! Kayaking and horseback riding are two things I've missed as well, and I can't wait to feel comfortable enough to try and do them! Hug that Hubs tight today. He was a great, wonderful, supportive husband yesterday and he deserves credit for that as well!

And way to go for your loss and going through with your reward!!

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MESEATURTLE 11/14/2010 9:55AM

    What fantastic pics!!!Thanx for sharing!!

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NEDERLUNG 11/14/2010 9:46AM

    This put tears in my eyes - I am so happy for you and it looks like you had a really great day. Jan - you so deserved this reward! I am so proud and happy for you to have accomplished this.

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 11/14/2010 9:45AM

    Wow!! So happy for you!! And those are some incredible pictures! :) Yay for you!!

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KAMAPERRY 11/14/2010 9:35AM

    How awesome!!!! Congrats on your loss, too! emoticon

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ATREAT4ME 11/14/2010 9:32AM

    What a perfect day! You guys thought of everthing. I love that you saw the sunset and had champagne. You look awesome and the pic of Frank with his arm around you is fantastic. Love it! Congratulations.

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PATTI_LARSON 11/14/2010 9:29AM

  What a fantastic day! Thank you so much for sharing with us. You're looking pretty darn good in your little wet suit thingie!
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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 11/14/2010 9:10AM

    CONGRATS MAMA!!!

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SARAWALKS 11/14/2010 9:03AM

    emoticon what a perfect reward! and you look terrific! Absolutely beautiful animals, sea, sunset, champagne!
Now one pesky practical question - why do you wear the black overall thingy, is it a kayaking thing? Or was it cold out there? I've never been kayaking...
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MRSSIBRAT 11/14/2010 7:51AM

    beautfiull pics! looks like a great day to spend with your husband

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MAIA2011 11/14/2010 6:17AM

    You sure had fun in my backyard! I love the pics!



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DAISY443 11/14/2010 2:29AM

    Totally awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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MACILINN 11/14/2010 2:23AM

    That is awsome! Love it! I know exactly where you were at. So beautiful. Are you from Calif?? I'm from Oceanside CA, You are so brave and hubs must feel lucky to have such a fun exciting ladie by his side. Woohoo!

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BRIAEL 11/14/2010 2:12AM

    What a fabulous reward. You glow with the success! :)

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CAROLINA_KOUKLA 11/14/2010 2:08AM

  Beautiful, beautiful day! Thanks for sharing :)
Lovely reward!

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MARLINDA5 11/14/2010 1:42AM

    Very pretty pictures - congrats on your loss - emoticon

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MICKEYMAX 11/14/2010 1:31AM

    SUPER! What a beautiful day! WOO HOO!

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TOUGHENUFF 11/14/2010 1:22AM

    AWESOME! Congrats! What a great reward for such hard work! Looks like you had a great time! emoticon emoticon

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WHITTLELEELEE 11/14/2010 1:09AM

    Beautiful pics!! Looks like you had an awesome time!!

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HSHEAJ5 11/14/2010 1:07AM

    Looks like fun! Great reward!

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JUDYGENTRY 11/14/2010 12:46AM

    How wonderful! I am sure you enjoyed and hopefully it was worth your wait. emoticon

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GIVEUP30 11/14/2010 12:45AM

    emoticonreward I am so proved of you looks like your hubby is too/ make it 25 pounds for the next reward for the holidays are here and they might be harder but with putting it down to 25 it will help you stay eating healthy... emoticon emoticon

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Just Me. And. My. Shadow.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Today, I stopped by my daughter's new workplace to see her in action at her new job. She was doing great but they were swamped so I bought a water and then left.

Anyway, when I was walking to my truck (after taking the stairs, not the elevator or escalator, thank you very much!), I noticed my shadow in front of me.

So I was watching us walk along and I realized: I dont hate my shadow anymore. In fact, my shadow had a pretty good hip sway going on and a jaunty little step as well. My shadow isn't gross like it used to be. In fact, my shadow was quite curvy and looked pretty good. Even from the side! So I guess I made a new friend today. Sweet. (I guess it also safe to assume we will be having 6 more weeks of winter, just in case you were wondering).

  
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KITHKINCAID 11/14/2010 1:46PM

    Haha - love it!

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 11/14/2010 9:46AM

    haha I was wondering how long winter was going to be this year, thanks for letting us know...hahaha

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NEDERLUNG 11/13/2010 10:44AM

    This blog was a great pick me up. Next time there is sun, I'm going to look for my shadow too. Smiles

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STARPLANET2000 11/13/2010 8:14AM

    Awesome!

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CELLISTA1 11/12/2010 5:48PM

    You know the song, don't you? I started singing. Me. And. My Shaaaaaaaadow, strollin' down the a.ve.nue...... But you're not "all alone & feelin' blue," you're totally cool!
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BLOOM49 11/12/2010 4:59PM

    I love this. Thanks for the smile you put on my face.

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WILLIAMV3 11/12/2010 4:54PM

    I love it! emoticon

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/12/2010 4:51PM

    So nice of you to visit your daughter! I wish I lived close enough to my family for my mom to do that. :D

woo hoo shadow love!

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GRACEISENUF 11/12/2010 3:03PM

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KAMAPERRY 11/12/2010 11:27AM

    How cool is this!!!!! emoticon

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BJW-FARMGIRL 11/12/2010 9:47AM

    Ha Ha! Love it! Keep up the good work and the spring in your step! Soon we'll all be enjoying our photos, too! Woo hoo!

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TREASURINGLIFE 11/12/2010 8:51AM

    LOL - that's great!!! :) I can't wait to like my shadow again...

- Michelle

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DAISY443 11/12/2010 2:51AM

    Luv it! Can't wait for a sunny day to see what my shadow is up to these days!

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BRIAEL 11/11/2010 11:18PM

    Heheh Jan, I'm glad that you are friends with your shadow now. It's going to be with you for the rest of your life, so get used to being "outsexied" by your hip-swaying buddy! :)

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BIGMAMAT 11/11/2010 11:07PM

    Awesome Blog! I noticed my reflection in a storefront mirror today and Had to take a second look! Gosh mama, what's happening to us? lol

P.s. I told my husband, "God, I look good "(being silly) and he said "yep, not bad for an old married chick" hahahaha.

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ROBINSNEWNEST 11/11/2010 10:59PM

    made me laugh -- as usual!

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MAIA2011 11/11/2010 10:48PM

    You're too sexy for your shadow.

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CALIKIKI 11/11/2010 10:24PM

    YAY for you and your shadow...stolling down the avenue....

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 11/11/2010 10:19PM

    Oh mama, you make me giggle and smile.

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Stress, weight gain and WTH?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

So today is my official weekly weigh in. I am up 2 pounds. Believe me, I did NOT want to put that in my tracker but I made myself a deal to do that every week, no matter what so I did it.

I am telling you because I never knew that having stress could cause weight gain!

I live with alot of stress on a daily basis. Between running 2 businesses, a family, Racing obligations (we run a racing association for free, I mean, for fun!) there is alot going on. But that is every day stress and not different from any other day.

Monday was bad news about my daughter but we are already absorbing and dealing with that. (She has a referral to a top Crohn's specialist at UCSF but no appointment yet. Hopefully soon). I felt the stress in my body that day and still do.

I am sore, achy, HUNGRY and my body just feels like it is holding on to everything (do you know what I mean?).

It has taken a lot of will power to stop myself at the top of my nutrition range each day. It is interesting to me to be noticing how I am feeling. I realized that I used to feel this crappy every day! But I wouldnt walk and I would eat until I felt better. It is uncomfortable.

I have stuck to my nutrition, walked 2 out of 3 days so far this week (tonight will be 3 out of 4) so nothing is different.Been drinking the water as usual. I normally do not gain weight for no reason. I think I have only been "up" a few times since I began this and can usually figure out why without too much trouble.

Am I in some sort of adrenaline-fight-or-flight mode? I guess I just need to sit with being uncomfortable, try to do my job, be a mommy and stay the course. Have any of you experience stress related weight gain while sticking with your program?

  
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CLASSACT911 11/11/2010 11:46PM

    watch your sodium intake, causes weight gain. Make sure you get in your water.

OR you very well could have hit your first plateau. Shock your body... eat a bunch of calories one day, then the next day eat not enough, then go back to your regular schedule. It should work

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ATREAT4ME 11/11/2010 10:40PM

    You and Kady and the doctor's are still in my prayers. I'm glad to hear she's seeing someone who specializes in Crohn's. I think that's important as well as finding a surgeon who is extremely knowledgeable/experienced with the specific body area that is giving her trouble.

I'm sending you lots of hugs.

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ROBINSNEWNEST 11/11/2010 10:10PM

    I agree with MACILINN. Sometimes it just makes no sense.

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NEDERLUNG 11/11/2010 9:59PM

    Are you getting enough sleep ?

Lack of sleep and stress and I will gain every time. Does something to your metabolism (why isn't that four letter word?).

Are you taking vitamins? Maybe there is some additional water weight gain going on. Either way - a gain is only temporary, you'll be losing shortly.

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BAYBELIEVER 11/11/2010 9:48PM

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Not much I can add, but wanted to let you know that I am here supporting you! I know that you will get beyond this as soon as it is possible, but you need to be easy on yourself right now. You are a mom and that has to have an important place right now. Just keep on trying to stay in your range and getting some exercise (that's good for stress reduction too) and it will help you through this tough time! Praying for you!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/11/2010 6:46PM

    Stress... yep, this week in fact. Our son was just diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADD. It's been 2 weeks of meetings and doctor's appts, and yep, EATING! Honestly, I didn't understand emotional eating until these last 2 weeks. My weigh ins are Monday and I don't even want to know what it says. As of today, that scale is up 1lb, so I guess we'll see. Don't stress the stress right!?! Just stick to your plan, and it'll all work out!
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MAIA2011 11/11/2010 3:52PM

    Stress just makes me make bad decisions that lead to weight gain. One of those bad decisions is Mexican food and I have been making it for the last couple weeks. Last night was really bad and I still feel sick and it is after noon. I hope you feel better soon!

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DAISY443 11/11/2010 2:26PM

    I can't add much to what everyone else has already said! Are you getting enough sleep, is your elimination system working well (did I say that daintily enough?). are you eating too much salt and retaining fluid, are you changing up your amounts of calories on different days, are you changing up your exercise?
You are such a busy lady with so much stress right now. Try to relax a few minutes each day in a place where no one can bother you! Hugs!

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KRAWRS 11/11/2010 2:03PM

    I'm sorry! I'm feeling your pain too. I haven't changed anything (except for the good changes) either and I'm up two pounds. We'll work through it though!!

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MACILINN 11/11/2010 1:48PM

    Hey Mama, this too shall pass. that was my gpas fav line. i use it when things feel overwelming. I have found for me the scale lies! I can go weeks w/great eating and no movement, or the scale goes up! , than bam! I lose 4 pds at w/i time, so instead of using the scale to look at my success, I use my commitments. If I stay under cals and move, the pds will melt away, eventually! Also if you look from Month to Month instead of wk to wk it tells a better picture. Happy Vets' day!!!

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/11/2010 1:34PM

    "It is interesting to me to be noticing how I am feeling. I realized that I used to feel this crappy every day! " I relized that same thing earlier this week, when I had a few bad eating/working out days. *hugs*

I'm g lad to hear your family is pulling thorough this hard time. I've heard great things about UCSF. I live just over the Bay and work in the city so if you need ANYTHING, please don't hesitate to ask. *hugs*

As for the gain, it's 100% stress. *hugshard* I'm sorry, honey. I'm proud of you for tracking it, though!

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BECOMINGJAMI 11/11/2010 12:57PM

    I'm sorry you're having such a rough week. You've been in my thoughts (particularly having an aunt that suffers from Crohn's, I really do understand the experience to some extent - though I know it's always harder when it's your child.) But your schedule makes ME gain weight from stress just thinking about it. So it's really no wonder your body is clinging to its comfort fat right now.

But I know it'll go away. Just keep doing what you're doing and try to take some time to do something that levels you out. It's different for everyone, but we've all got something if we stop to think about it. Thinking of you and yours today. Go get 'em, tiger. (It was too weird and cheesy of a statement to pass up.)

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KCONRAD10 11/11/2010 12:00PM

    The best stress reliever I have found is HIIT...(High Intensity Interval Training) ...you push yourself to the absolute MAX for 12-15 min...and then you are so happy it's over (tired, too) the endorphins are "popping" and you feel amazing!!! This is a great work-out for your whole body!!! My favorite is www.bodyrock.tv...she has so many different work-outs to choose from so you never get board and no gym membership required!!! Also, the book, You Are Your Own Gym by Mark Lauren and Joshua Clark....awesome!!!

k :)

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BIGMAMAT 11/11/2010 11:58AM

    Oh mama. don't sweat it. It will go away next week.I have totally noticed that extreme stress makes me gain too. Stay the course. keep doing what you are doing. There is some great information at about.com under weightloss about the body releasing more cortisol, a stress hormone when we are stressed out. This leads to decrease in metabolism yada yada yada , blah blah blah....
Anyway, hang in there and take that bubblebath, Play frisbee with your doggie, or make your husband stop and buy you flowers! Take some time for you!!!xoxoxoxo T

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BARBIE66 11/11/2010 11:46AM

    I jniw the feeling I too go thru the same thing up and down on the weight and lots of stress.. I am trying to find some time for me and do what I like even its 15 mins.. its for me like recharging my batteries... maybe just maybe on day will not feel so stressed out and the weight will start falling off.. keep smiling...they say its a stress releiver... emoticon

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SLFRISBEY 11/11/2010 11:42AM

    Ahhh stress, the bain of my existence! If you find the magic bullet to beat the stress related weight gain/ no loss let me know! Have you tried yoga for stress management? I want to try it, but can't find a class that fits my schedule. You can do this!!!

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TIKITAMI 11/11/2010 11:29AM

   

When stress hits it takes a physical toll on our bodies. It can throw off our metabolism which will cause weight gain. I thought I was imagining this but talked to my doctor who laid it all out for me.

You have so much on your plate and have been a motivator for so many of us on here. Please take some time for yourself to unwind so you can stay healthy and on track.

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JESSICAW09 11/11/2010 11:20AM

    Weight gain yes, but I haven't really thought if any of this was stress related. I have lots of stress as well being the "bread winner" of the house. I guess, I could take a closer look to see if stress is adding pounds. Thanks for the blog and things will get better, just hang in there. We are all here for you.

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 11/11/2010 11:19AM

    Stress makes weight stick to me. It makes it impossible for me to lose it...and I hate sounding like those cheesy commercials, but its that stubborn belly fat. If I'm stressed, it stays in my waist. ANNOYING.
I don't know what to tell you as to how to combat it, other than to find a way to relax more... but yeah, easier said than done. I hardly get a chance to relax and if I could change that, I would...My biggest form of relaxation is by taking a bubble bath. Just so I get time for myself with no one else interrupting ....but even still...I get interrupted. *sigh!!
Maybe someday!

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8 months, 55 pounds and a million messages

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hello my sparkies! Today is 8 months here on spark. Hard to believe how much things have changed since then! I have lost 55 pounds so that is half what I want to lose. I have made some amazing friends that I cant remember being without.
I live a pretty healthy life nowadays and I like it. Alot.

I woke up to a million messages on my spark page and I was thinking I got hacked or something but then found out I am "Done girl of the day" which is a team I joined a bit ago. A bunch of rockin' babes are on the team and they name a DGOTD every day and apparantly, that is ME today!


I guess we all get to that point where we are just DONE with the weight and all the baggage that comes with it. I know I was. I know you were.

But I am not done losing and I am not done fighting or tracking or walking. So while I appreciate the honor of being DGOTD, I am not done and I won't forget it.

So I am done and not done and that makes me what, medium rare?

  
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MAIA2011 11/11/2010 3:54PM

    Yay cutest DGOTD ever!

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PATTI_LARSON 11/10/2010 7:20PM

  You constantly bring a smile to my face! Thanks!

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/10/2010 7:07PM

    Congratulations! Go You!!! And medium rare is the perfect amount. Nom!

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CELLISTA1 11/10/2010 6:54PM

    I know you were supposed to be Robin, but I still think of you as SUPER-WOMAN!

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ANAJAK 11/10/2010 5:56PM

    Congratulations bebe - 55 pounds in 8 months is AWESOME. Medium rare is the best kind :)

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STARFISH619 11/10/2010 5:47PM

    Love the blog! Love the attitude! Love that you'll keep on going!
Love that you are medium rare!
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Thanks for the friend add too. :)

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 11/10/2010 5:38PM

    Happy 8 months Mama. You rock my socks.

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BIGMAMAT 11/10/2010 5:35PM

    Congratulations Beautiful!!! emoticon

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CLEVAGAL 11/10/2010 4:52PM

    Im so glad you found spark and have received so much support, and IM especially glad I found you aye!

Cleva xxx

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APIRLRAIN888 11/10/2010 1:27PM

    congratz

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NEDERLUNG 11/10/2010 12:18PM

    As always, after reading your blog, I am ROFL!

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DAISY443 11/10/2010 11:11AM

    Medium rare seems perfect! Good for you!

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ATREAT4ME 11/10/2010 11:05AM

    Medium rare is just exactly right in my book. Way to go friend!

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KAMAPERRY 11/10/2010 10:49AM

    Awesome!!! Keep it up! emoticon

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 11/10/2010 10:43AM

    Hahaha. Congrats Done Girl! Your blogs always make me smile!

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What is wrong with you people????

Monday, November 08, 2010

Every day, all I hear is how you want to be smaller! How is that gonna work?

You have HUGE hearts!!!What will contain them if you are tiny?

How will it be possible for me to feel your HUGS from around the world or cry on your gigantic shoulders (Thanks T!) if you guys shrink?

Your legs HAVE to be so big to stand beside me like you do! Your hands have to reach out sooooo far to get to me!

You are larger than life, massive forces in my life, solid ground beneath my feet, today and every day. I cannot imagine any one of you smaller. In fact, every day, you grow. In my heart, my esteem, my respect, my fondness, my gratitude.

I guess it will be ok if you lose weight, just dont lose who you. Some things are not replaceable.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BRAINYBLONDE5 11/14/2010 9:58PM

  this blog was amazing & eye opening. thank youu

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DOTSLADY 11/11/2010 2:43PM

    Verry cute post I think a lot of Sparkies could copy. Nice to meet another DONE girl - belated congrats on being DGOTD, btw!
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KRAWRS 11/11/2010 1:41PM

    Awww this was totally sweet. :D

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BTINTERNET 11/11/2010 8:45AM

    Awwww.

Think of it as becoming more concentrated!!

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PATTI_LARSON 11/10/2010 7:17PM

  So sweet!

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NEENSTER1 11/10/2010 5:46PM

    This is true. Very well said. emoticon for sharing. Be Encouraged and take good care.

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AMLGARRIDO 11/10/2010 12:48PM

    Awwww! This post is so beautiful!!!!!!!

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EMSJOURNEY 11/10/2010 12:34PM

    VERY well said. i love it! =)

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LDY_ALI_79 11/10/2010 8:43AM

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Well said!

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MSHUFFNPUFFN 11/10/2010 12:29AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Debra

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MAIA2011 11/9/2010 12:53PM

    I just wanted to ask you if it is hard to wake up every morning being totally AWESOME!

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BIKERBABE2BE 11/9/2010 12:25PM

    What a wonderful blog. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/9/2010 12:23PM

    love it!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/9/2010 12:15PM

    I really love this blog!!!

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KAMAPERRY 11/9/2010 11:29AM

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! Thank you!!! Love this! emoticon

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BJW-FARMGIRL 11/9/2010 11:10AM

    Too cute!! Have a great day!

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GRACEISENUF 11/9/2010 10:26AM

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You are loved by many here on SP.

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NEDERLUNG 11/9/2010 10:23AM

    Very nice of you to love us, we love you too!

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MOONFAIRY 11/9/2010 9:24AM

    emoticon Awesome post.

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BORIQUANMAMI 11/9/2010 9:14AM

    Great posting! Thanks!

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B_HORTON 11/9/2010 8:41AM

    Precious.

Namaste,
Barb

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WATCHMEGO2 11/9/2010 8:38AM

    Glad you are feeling the love Jan. emoticon

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BETHKK 11/9/2010 8:23AM

    What an adorable blog! You are awesome!

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PJH2028 11/9/2010 7:22AM

    Hear here!!

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PAMINHALF 11/9/2010 7:17AM

  Very cute!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 11/9/2010 7:00AM

    I kid you not, this was a friend's facebook status this morning... "It is damn time to lose weight!! Cant there be a magic little pill? COME ON!"

The size of my body has nothing to do with the size of my heart. I plan on getting smaller, but that makes my heart larger proportionately. So, I think I'm in business.

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SWEETNEENI 11/9/2010 7:00AM

    That is just the sweetest. emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 11/9/2010 6:57AM

    Glad you are feeling the love! P.s. I was gonna mention my gigantic butt but I thought I would leave it out as we definately do not need it. hahaha.
I laugh. xoxoxo Tricia emoticon

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MRSSIBRAT 11/9/2010 6:48AM

    you are so cute...I love this blog!!!!

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DAISY443 11/9/2010 2:38AM

    How is it you were able to express the way I feel in such beautiful words? Thank you!

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MACILINN 11/9/2010 12:17AM

    Awsome Mama, Yes, I am growing from the inside too! But I have to say, I sure like shrinking on the outside! Maybe the fluff is gonna all turning into strenth! Happy new week!

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ROBINSNEWNEST 11/8/2010 11:17PM

    so, are you saying you feel the love?



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TANSHAN1 11/8/2010 11:16PM

    Wow!!! LOVE it!!

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CLEVAGAL 11/8/2010 11:12PM

    I love ya aye!

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WAKEMEFRIDAY 11/8/2010 10:39PM

    I loved this! thank you for blogging it :)

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