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Did I or not?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

So you are probably thinking, "Wonder how Jan did at Outback tonight? Did she stick to her guns? Did the onions and fries get her? Did she eat a baked potato or a Brownie sundae?"

Let me take you through the meal.

We arrived, got seated and they immediatly brought that delicious brown bread. I had looked up ahead of time and the loaf was 200 calories so I promptly cut half a loaf, eyeballed out a TBS of whipped butter, cut it into 3rd's and said to myself, "Thats it".

The table ordered the bacon cheese fries and the fried onion blossoms. I asked for a salad with dressing on the side. The waitress was awesome. She got that I was watching my weight and she gave me a salad with no croutons and no cheese. (Yea for her!!) and brought it when the appetizers arrived. SCORE! So far, so good. All according to plan. I kept opening the menu and looking at my choices and was the only one there excited that the calorie content was listed. In the end, I went with what I had earlier decided. Sirloin steak with steamed broccoli.

While waiting, I sipped water, visited with people and went back for the other half of the bread, knowing full well what I was doing and also knowing I had room in my day for it. Then I ate 8 onion strings. Did I crack and keep eating them? Did I snap and say screw it? Nawww. Not this girl!

When my meal arrived, it looked kinda sad next to all the yummies everyone else was eating but Kady orderd the side of mushrooms and I added a few of those and spiced it up a bit. I could taste the butter on the broccoli but ate it anyway.

When desert came, I did not order one and I had 2 bites from my girlfriends ice cream and it was really yummy. Then, I was done.

So yea, I can say dinner was a success. You are welcome to look at my tracker to see everything I ate today and I dont think you would say that I suffered at all. It was not hard to do and while I thought about other food, I was happy with my choices, I was full, I was satisfied and best of all, I was happy that I had a successful day and did not go crazy and be defeated by food.

I just went to dinner with my friends. That's it. I can live with that.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/15/2010 1:52PM

    Go Jan, I knew you could do it! You knew too...

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KRAWRS 12/15/2010 1:33PM

    Sounds like you did fantastically!!! Next time I go out, I'm going to follow your lead!

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 12/15/2010 1:07PM

    Well, aren't you something?? you go girl!! plan... follow the plan.. ROCK IT!!

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BADASSBLONDIE 12/15/2010 12:29PM

    GO YOU!!! Food successes, when you decide to just NOT have the crazy stuff and don't feel deprived, are the best things EVERRRRR. :D

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RIGBY31 12/15/2010 12:19PM

    Major self control. emoticon

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LCHADBOURNE 12/15/2010 10:30AM

    Way to go! Eating out and making the right choices for you is the true test if you are living a lifestyle change, in my opinion! Awesome!

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KAMAPERRY 12/15/2010 10:06AM

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BBGYRL4 12/15/2010 9:32AM

    Yay, so proud of you!! You're AWESOME!!!

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SARAWALKS 12/15/2010 8:10AM

    Beautiful! Love your choices - that delicious black bread is enough of a treat for me! emoticon

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ATREAT4ME 12/15/2010 7:40AM

    Awesome, Mamadwarf! Just brilliant. Making these informed, intelligent decisions that align with your goals. That is the best ever!

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MACILINN 12/15/2010 7:21AM

    woohoo! I am so happy to see that we can do it all! I almost always go out for meals and w/alittle won't power we can have a bit of all, isn't that the way skinnies eat anyways? It's home that does me in the most. Hurray for you!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 12/15/2010 6:51AM

    That's great Jan. You have really changed your life!

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MRSSIBRAT 12/15/2010 6:43AM

    aww you are a super star!! it's hard to order the healthy options when nobody else is!!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 12/15/2010 5:53AM

    You are a rock star. That is all

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BRIAEL 12/15/2010 1:39AM

    Jan, that is awesome. I admire your willpower and your control of the situation. Great job today! :)

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NEDERLUNG 12/15/2010 1:02AM

    I knew you could do it, you are so strong! You are todays idol!

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Christmas decor and stuff I need to work on...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thought you might like to see my pretty tree:

And the kids decorated outside today. It looks really cute and there is a little boy in the neighborhood, about 2 or 3. He keeps making his dad bring him down to see the lights. We gave him a candy cane. He was so adorable (and yes, he is making me wish for grandkids, again!).

On another note:

I have been really hungry lately so I went back and analyzed what the heck is going on. I am under or just making the low end on my protein for the last several days. Duh. So today, I went grocery shopping and have planned menus to get more protein and also fiber in my daily intake. I succeeded in both categories today and you know? I didnt feel as hungry today so yea for me.

Tomorrow we are going to Outback steakhouse for dinner (an annual tradition with friends) and I already know what I am going to have and will sit as far as possible from the blooming onions and I am going to be a weirdo and ask for a salad as soon as they start bringing those onions and the damn cheesy bacon fries. Then I am going to order a small sirloin steak with steamed veggies (like the applebees or chili's guiltless menu's) and I should be good.

I will do my best to stick to this and to eat lightly my other meals of the day tomorrow.

I am going to hit my 60 pound loss by the end of this weekend. I have been making the smallest of steps towards it and it is taking way too long. I average 5 pounds a month with not much effort but this past month it is stalling so I am going to be very diligent and get my 60 pound lost image up on my site. Then, I am going to get out of the 230's within a few days of that. So yea. That is my plan. Plus Maia and I have a bet with a weigh in date of January 15th. Loser buys lunch. Im so excited. She really likes cheese so that works in my favor. (Team Jan!)

Then I will kick the 220's then the 210's then Mezzoangel is saving me a spot in Onederland with Bigmamat and I dont want to keep them waiting. MY sparkanniversary is March 10. I will be in Onderland for that. I am writing this to hold myself accountable and to ask for your encouragement to keep me straight.

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NEDERLUNG 12/15/2010 12:26AM

    Oh Jan, you set such great goals for yourself and you plan and you succeed, I am so proud of what you have done! You conquer that Outback tonight!

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 12/14/2010 10:08PM

    Your lights are so FESTIVE!! Very fun! I love you analysis of your hunger.. I'm going to add looking at protein and fiber to my toolbox of success... great idea.. and aren't you just the cat's meow planning ahead for your dinner out.. SMARTIE PANTS!

You can SO do this... onederland by March 10th.. got it.. and you got it too sister.. !!

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DONNACFIT 12/14/2010 8:28PM

    Great blog and nice Christmas decorations!!! Can't wait til you join us in onederland!!!

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NEENSTER1 12/14/2010 6:58PM

    emoticon Your emoticon is really pretty and the kids did a emoticon job with the outside decorations obviously if the little boy wants to keep coming to your house to see them. I t makes a difference to have a house all decorated as far as little kids are concerned and adults as well. Good for you all in the Christmas spirit. emoticon you will reach your goal. Yes I am rooting for you. Those blooming onions and frenchfries don't have nothing on you. emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 12/14/2010 6:40PM

    Wooohoooo Jan!!! Bigmamat says don't you dare keep me waiting!! I am cheering you on sweetie!!! emoticon

You are doing amazing my beautiful emoticon!

Love your Christmas decorations!!! Everything looks wonderful!
Is that snow on your tree??? emoticon

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BADASSBLONDIE 12/14/2010 2:48PM

    Gorgeous tree/lights. :D

I love the shrimp/steak combo at outback. Nom.

Those sound like some great goals. You can do it!!!

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KRAWRS 12/14/2010 2:34PM

    I think you'll kick butt, so no worries! YOU CAN DO IT! Your tree is beautiful! Super cute about the little boy loving the lights. :p Love your determination! I'm going to join you in it soon!

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BBGYRL4 12/14/2010 12:15PM

    You'll definitely be able to accomplish your goal! Keep up the great work and you'll win that bet!

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DAISY443 12/14/2010 10:18AM

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KAMAPERRY 12/14/2010 10:14AM

    Gorgeous!!! And good job on the food planning!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/14/2010 9:08AM

    The decorations are beautiful! You're doing such an amazing job with your weight loss, keep up the great work!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 12/14/2010 7:49AM

    Jan I love you. You are so funny. Love the decorations. You are doing great. I am hovering with that 1 pound away from 80 down and it is making me INSANE. That is a great plan for the Outback. That is what I eat when I go there as well. Those onions are flipping evil. Stay away.

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MISSYRH3 12/14/2010 7:39AM

  love the tree and decorations. congrats on you weight loss and you get that onderland it is yours!!!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 12/14/2010 7:30AM

    March 10th it is baby!

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KIMBANN 12/14/2010 7:24AM

    So festive!

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ATREAT4ME 12/14/2010 7:14AM

    Gorgeous tree and decorations.

I love that you have your Outback plan so solidly in place. You will do great. I can see that 60 lbs. image on your wall already. Go, go, go!

Merry Christmas!

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GRACEISENUF 12/13/2010 11:38PM

    "She likes cheese and that works in my favor". LMAO!

Your tree and yard look really nice Jan. How cute is that you have a fan down the street.

I haven't a doubt you will reach your goals. Love your blogs.


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BECOMINGJAMI 12/13/2010 11:33PM

    Go team Jan!

What a GORGEOUS tree! I haven't put mine up yet, since I'm going home for the holidays. But I'll have plenty of decorating to do when I get there. And the yard, the yard! So, so cute.

So excited for your sixty-pound mark. Congratulations! You'll do great at Outback. It helps that the focus is on your friends and not on the blooming onions.


Hope you're having a spectacular week!

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Someone asked me...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Yesterday, My hubby had a colonoscopy (he is fine, no worries) and the nurse, whom we see occasionally for this and that medical treatments, looked at me and said, "Wow! You have lost a LOT of weight!" So I blushed and demurely said, "Yes, I have. Nearly 60 pounds. Thanks for noticing!" And she goes, " Did you have Bypass surgery?"
This is where so many things went running through my mind....
1. Is that the only way people think you can lose weight?
2. I am going to take this as a compliment!
3. She is about to get educated
4. I am going to take this as a compliment
5. I am going to take this as a compliment

Me:"No actually (and I can see hubby cringing cause he saw my spark get lit and he knows I am going to go off for about 10 minutes I found this magical way to do it! (Yea I am a smart ass).
Nurse: eagerly turns to see what wonderful technology there must now be "Really? What is it?"
Me: Nutrition and excercise!
Nurse: (disappointed) Oh the old fashioned way.

So then I went on to tell her about sp but I could see she was already tuning out and would not take the website down or pass it on. (Most people do write it down when I tell them). But I was still happy that I have had enough weight loss that someone noticed like that.

I wondered it I had weight loss surgery how I would have answered that question? Would I have taken it as a compliment or been embarrased or not wanted to talk about it? Just another confirmation that I am glad I am doing this "the old fashioned way" and I am proud of all of us who are working hard on it every single day. Carry on.

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HSMOM2FOUR 12/13/2010 9:50PM

    Way to go on taking the compliment and AWESOME on teaching the NURSE that the healthy way actually works!!

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GRACEISENUF 12/13/2010 8:05PM

    Great response but I still think she's a twit for asking you that.

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ANELAKANOA 12/13/2010 7:23PM

  I know how you feel. When people say something about my weight loss the first thing they ask is, "what diet pill are you taking?" It is so frustrating. I think people assume that its to hard to do it the old fashioned way. Congrats on your weight loss so far!


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TEENY_BIKINI 12/13/2010 7:15PM

    LOL. I so loved this blog.

Folks always "tune out" when they hear they might have to eat well and exercise - instead of have a major surgery. What a world?!

I don't even bother with this conversation anymore - I take my compliment and go on about my business. I have yet to meet a person who wants to hear they actually have to "do something." Imagine that :)

Go rock star. I love the picture you painted in this blog. So so so funny.

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BIGMAMAT 12/13/2010 7:07PM

    I have actually had people laugh when I told them counting my calories and exercise. No magic pill. haha emoticon

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DANDRAS 12/13/2010 4:44PM

    I posted a similar blog yesterday. I feel your frustration !

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PIXIEMOM13 12/13/2010 4:39PM

    I think its great that someone noticed...but a little sad that a nurse would assume that you had surgery. On the other hand it just goes to show that people in the healthcare profession are just that.... people. And, as a rule people look for the quick-fix, "magic" solution... until they learn to accept that the only magic is what we have within ourselves.

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BECOMINGJAMI 12/13/2010 4:33PM

    I know this is late, but I had to comment. On one hand, I too am sort of offended that a nurse, of all people, said that to you. Heaven forbid we take care of ourselves and learn to live a healthy lifestyle.

It's just almost too much. emoticon

On the other hand, I can't help but be a little amazed at the group over here on SP. I mean, not only are we losing weight. Not only are we changing our lifestyles. But I see very few of us who AREN'T becoming advocates for healthy, lasting, good old-fashioned weight-loss! WE are the solution to the easy fixes, the crash diets and the risky, drastic surgeries that never let you enjoy food again.

Good for you for spreading it around. You are a powerful, wonderful lady. Take care, and I hope your Christmas season is bright, cheery, and full of good memories.

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BBGYRL4 12/13/2010 11:31AM

    I do NOT like she just assumed that you had bypass surgery to lose weight!! Some people are just ridiculous and it really annoys me to the max. You took it well though and good for you for sharing SP with her even if she didn't take it. Keep up the great work!!

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BAYBELIEVER 12/12/2010 11:43PM

    I had a similar reaction a few weeks ago from an old boss! "Did you FINALLY have bypass?" I was offended on the one hand and complimented on the other (that she noticed). I am proud of you too for doing it the old-fashioned way. And it disappoints me when we have a "suggestion" for the medical professionals and they just kind of ignore you. They should be cheering us on and also keeping track so they can recommend it to other overweight or underweight patients, since what works for one, just might work for someone else. Yeah, like millions of someone elses!

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NEDERLUNG 12/12/2010 12:02PM

    I have often told people who comment on my weightloss that I stopped doing one thing - and when I have their attention - I say "I stopped doing this" and make the hand movement of shoveling in the food.

Those who are interested will listen - and you are right, she tuned you out when you didn't have the magic pill. - Debie

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ATREAT4ME 12/12/2010 8:45AM

    I love that you called it magical because sometimes when I'm "Sparking" it feels like magic. Somehow, I can have an unsettled day start touching base with all my friends, I feel like the reset button has been hit by magic. This connection is magical. Good for you to repeat it "I'm going to take this as a compliment." That is exactly what you deserve -- compliments!

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SARAWALKS 12/11/2010 10:24PM

    A NURSE said that! She ought to be ashamed of herself.
I love the idea of a T-shirt..."I did it the old fashioned way....ate less and moved more" emoticon
Maybe even just "Ate less, moved more" with on the back...
I think it is that people HATE the idea that someone else can exercise self-control when they can't - or THINK they can't.
So it saves their face to think you got surgery...

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BADASSBLONDIE 12/11/2010 6:24PM

    I hate that look in people's eyes, when they tune out the advice and will continue to ignore the ONLY way to really lose weight for another few months... *headdesk*

WTG you!!!

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PASTTHEMISSION 12/11/2010 5:28PM

    awww I'm glad your hubby is okay. My dad had a colonoscopy and got some pre-cancerous polyps removed. He couldn't eat solid food for like three days. Also your reponse to the nurse is hilarious and I think you handled it well.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/11/2010 3:37PM

    When people notice my weight loss, I get asked the same question. I guess everyone wants the quick fix and when you say self control (won't say diet) and exercise, they seem disappointed. I don't get it... We need to be proud of what we're doing and that we id it the "old fashioned way," Great blog!

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81WREN 12/11/2010 2:38PM

    I dread this question. I have a feeling I'll hear it too when I get closer to goal and I know I will feel offended because it assumes I didn't work for my weight loss and also, where I come from, you have to be over 100 lbs over a healthy bmi to be eligible for bariatric surgery. Which I wasn't. Who wouldn't love a good response that includes a healthy dose of graciousness and smartassedness all rolled into one?
emoticon on your awesome progress!

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TERRYT55 12/11/2010 2:10PM

    I saw an old friend recently and after she complimented me she said "you had lap band, didn't you?" I lifted my shirt up so she could see I hadn't. Made me wonder if everyone I haven't seen lately thinks I've had surgery. I may just get myself a T-shirt saying "I did it the old fashioned way....ate less and moved more"

Congrats on 60 pounds lost! Merry Christmas!

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KIMBANN 12/11/2010 1:23PM

    My best friend had the surgery and gets super offended if people ask if that's how she loses weight. I have taken that question out of my volcabulary as there is no winning (and it's kind of personal)!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 12/11/2010 12:52PM

    What a dumb*ss nurse. Seriously.

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BRAINYBLONDE5 12/11/2010 12:24PM

  so proud of you! old fashioned way is the way to go! you are amazing & honestly, she should learn some manners!

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KRAWRS 12/11/2010 12:15PM

    I know, people always turn to the easy way first, the "i don't have to do any work" way. :( I can't wait to lose enough weight for people to notice... and to shove it in their face that I did it the "old fashioned" way! GO YOU!

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RIGBY31 12/11/2010 12:13PM

    Hello... the sense of accomplishment that comes with *the old fashioned way* is why SP is working! I want to own this journey. And honestly, even though no one has jaw-dropped at my weight loss (yet!), I don't think people verbalizing their notice is rude. I know I'm fat. And I know when I'm thinning out. No secrets here. Girl, you're shocking the medical field with your awesome weight loss. Milestone!

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SASSYSUNFLOWER 12/11/2010 12:00PM

    AWESOME!!.."Old fashion" is the best way to go! I had a teacher tell me the other morning that she was starting her diet today and she was serious! I told her great let me know if I can help you, because I told her about SP, then she said, I asked him for some diet pills. I wanted to SMACK her right upside her head. We are the ones who achieve our goals and learn how to be healthy and eat healthy. Diet pills are a quick fix!
emoticonon your health plan! YOU ROCK!! emoticon

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HIFIVE06 12/11/2010 11:12AM

    wow... first of all, id never say "youve lost a LOT of weight..." cuz to a self conscious person (Speaking of myself, here) id think "well they noticed how big i really was...bummer." I would have said "you look amazing!" Aside from that, how distasteful and unclassy to look disappointed when you said you DIDNT have bypass surgery!! I dont want to take away ANYTHING from those who get the surgery, or put them down, because ive heard you still need dicipline to go through that process is incredibly hard to do it "the old fashioned way." Why put that negative spin on a natural way of doing things. Instead of "old fashioned" we should call it "organic." Our body was created to heal itself....and you are doing JUST THAT! Congrats on losing the weight you have, and for having the self restraint to answer that nurse's question with dignity (plus, who doesnt love a smart ass lol)!

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DAISY443 12/11/2010 11:05AM

    Great response to a very rude question!

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NEENSTER1 12/11/2010 10:58AM

    emoticon It was a compliment indeed!! Isn't it a wonderful feeling when someone notices your accomplishment that you are working so hard for. You are doing something good for yourself and it is definitely paying off. Continue to spread the spark whether they accept it or not. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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FUZZY1TOO 12/11/2010 10:57AM

    lol I told one person I bought it in a purple box at WalMart....called 'Determinatio, Will Power and Hard Work'....they weren't as amused as I was! lol
Good for you for trying to spread the spark. Everyone just wants a quick fix and a pill to take. We are doing it the 'old-fashioned' way, but look at all the pride we can have in ourselves and our accomplishments.
Good for you!

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KYMBERLEIGH_C 12/11/2010 10:51AM

    Go Girl!! I would have responded the same way (maybe working it off the hard way gives us that spunk to be smartassed!) Way to go!!!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 12/11/2010 10:47AM

    I wish you could here me cheering all the way in Boston! I wish people would STFU. I love the way people are disappointed it wasn't easy. Not 1 person I have given the site has written it down. We all have to stand up and call people out on their rudeness. I am so proud of you. You sexy biatch.

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VICTORIARENEE 12/11/2010 10:41AM

    People never think about doing it the healthy way, they always want immediate results! Your response was awesome!

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Wanna play a game?

Thursday, December 09, 2010

I want to know what your favorite Christmas song is.

Then, through peer pressure, whining (it is allowed in this case) and general flattery, we are gonna make MEZZOANGEL sing it for us in a VLOG Or sound bite.

I mean, have you heard this girl sing??? It will make your heart happy and brings tears to your eyes. I figure she might not want to do it but if we ALL ask really nice, then she will!
I know it would make my holiday brighter!

So My song is "Silver Bells'. Please Paula???? Please????

Your turn..... Im waiting....

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CHRISTINECAN 12/10/2010 11:51AM

    O Holy Night. Is there any more moving carol than that?

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MOMMYTO1IN2012 12/10/2010 11:29AM

    Rockin' around the Christmas tree.

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RAVENSONG37 12/10/2010 11:18AM

    Silent Night always brings tears to my eyes. It reminds me of all the midnight services with my family.

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EPIPHANYANGEL 12/10/2010 8:37AM

    Carol of the bells.

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BAYBELIEVER 12/9/2010 11:20PM

    I love "What Child Is This?" or "Mary Did You Know?". Come on Paula!

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 12/9/2010 10:05PM

    Angels we have heard on high!! Love that!! and it's ANGEL!! or Do you hear what I hear...

This is some GREAT IDEA!!

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KRAWRS 12/9/2010 9:40PM

    Santa Baby
Silver Bells
Walking in a Winter Wonderland


Please please please can we hear an angel sing? Please? Make our christmas! SING for us! :D

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    I love "Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!" I really love most Christmas music so anything MEZZOANGEL sings will be lovely. :)

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BIGMAMAT 12/9/2010 9:26PM

    Great Idea! No wonder there is angel in her name! She sings like one!!! emoticon

Oh Holly night!!!! I am with kamaperry on that one!!!!

Go paula goooooo!!!! emoticon

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 12/9/2010 9:17PM

    You, my very dear friend, are completely out of control!!! But you have put a VERY large smile on my face :)

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WATCHMEGO2 12/9/2010 8:39PM

    Maybe Paula could put together a little medley for us?? Pretty please??

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BRIAEL 12/9/2010 7:38PM

    Jumping on the O Holy Night bandwaggon. :) C'mon Paula ... we need to hear you as well as read you! :)

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/9/2010 7:22PM

    I Love "The Christmas Song" (chestnuts roasting). Great game!

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NEDERLUNG 12/9/2010 7:07PM

    I'll take anything with bells - gong, gong, gong

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RIGBY31 12/9/2010 7:03PM

    Oh Holy Night... can't sing it without a lump in my throat; Paula will leave me a sobbing mess!

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ATREAT4ME 12/9/2010 6:37PM


You're condoning peer pressure for your own personal satisfaction. That's my kinda thinking. I knew I liked you.

Paula being her own precious self, will listen to her own drummer and sing for us what moves her. I'm just hoping it'll contain the phrase, "We three Kings..."


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_RAMONA 12/9/2010 5:35PM

    O Little Town of Bethlehem... the Amy Grant version, if possible, but I'll take any version, LOL!

(GREAT idea, BTW!)

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KEEPGOING87 12/9/2010 5:27PM

    check out my cover for ave maria :)

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KAMAPERRY 12/9/2010 5:24PM

    Ave Maria or O Holy Nite.

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NEENSTER1 12/9/2010 5:09PM

    All I want for Christmas is you. Miriah Carey emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 12/9/2010 4:56PM

    Mine is carol of the bells!

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BADASSBLONDIE 12/9/2010 4:52PM

    Well, m yfaves are really all instrumental ones (anything by TSO or Mannheim Steamroller... *swoons*). But, let's go with "the christmas song" (aka chestnuts roasting on an open fire). :D

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DAISY443 12/9/2010 4:51PM

    On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me..... emoticon

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SARAWALKS 12/9/2010 4:48PM

    Great idea! I'm partial to "Santa Baby" myself, but I will cast a vote for Silver Bells since I think Paula would sing it really well! emoticon

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KYMBERLEIGH_C 12/9/2010 4:46PM

    I LOVE "where are you Christmas" done by Faith Hill in The Grinch!!

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I am.....

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

(nod to Keakman's I_____fill in the blank blog)

I am:

More than a number on the scale and in the world
Stronger than I was yesterday, last month and last year
Healthier than I have been in years
Blessed with a wonderful family
Lucky my husband is my best friend
Capable of handling what life throws at me
Able to make the best of things
Happy to have special friends in my life
Naturally Optomistic
Going all the way in my weight loss until I hit goal and am satisfied
Important to alot of people in different ways
Looking forward to the rest of my life every day
My own best friend and I think I am hilarious
A great person to have on your side and it takes a lot to have me give up on you.
A good writer
Excellent speller
Full of useless trivia
Not a very good singer but I like to and my motto is "If you cant sing good, sing loud"
The person who keeps the Christmas Book going for our family
The baby in the family but somehow, when my mom died, I filled in. I am proud of that.
Amazed at what I have lived through without it making me bitter
Someone who believes in love. It is always worth the risk.
Going to be ok no matter what happens. Ever.
I am Jan.
I want to know who you are... Tell me.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DONNACFIT 12/14/2010 8:41PM

    I am thinking I'm very similar to you.. :)

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ROBINSNEWNEST 12/10/2010 4:28PM

    I am... agreeing with you!
I am... thankful that... you are...

love you!

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KAMAPERRY 12/9/2010 5:24PM


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SARAWALKS 12/9/2010 4:00PM

    LOVE all these, especially that you are hilarious (YES!) and that you sing LOUD! No time to answer right now but later, YES. emoticon emoticon

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CELLISTA1 12/7/2010 10:24PM

    I am...
a fan of Jan
a good friend
a really good musician
a really good mom and grammy
comfortable with who I am
very good at my work
smart but not too smart

still not sure I will lose weight, but not giving up
able to enjoy and accept my gifts
willing and able to live well

Thanks for asking!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 12/7/2010 7:32PM

    You are. Every word. Sending you virtual hugs.

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BIGMAMAT 12/7/2010 7:17PM

    You are Wonderful and an inspiration. You are a ray of sunshine, a breathe of fresh air, a burst of a breeze on a sunny day, a drop of rain during a long drought....(sound familar?) emoticon
Right back at ya babe! Loved it and just had to!! love you! Tricia emoticon

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CLEVAGAL 12/7/2010 6:58PM

    Im going to do one now...

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BRIAEL 12/7/2010 4:11PM

    Jan, this is awesome. I love your list. You are an awesome person. Thank you for sharing yourself! :)

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BRAINYBLONDE5 12/7/2010 3:41PM

  i loved this blog! you are important to me. you are one person i know truly cheering me on and there are days i cant wait for you to read my blog and see how i am improving! :)

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DAISY443 12/7/2010 1:28PM

    I am....thinking this is a great blog! Thanks!

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KRAWRS 12/7/2010 1:27PM

    I love this! I'm going to do this in my blog later. Check back!

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MNGIRLIE 12/7/2010 1:17PM

    Great List!!

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KAMAPERRY 12/7/2010 12:31PM


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BADASSBLONDIE 12/7/2010 11:48AM

    Love this. :D

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/7/2010 11:45AM

    Love it!

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ATREAT4ME 12/7/2010 11:39AM

    I also think you're hilarious!

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TREASURINGLIFE 12/7/2010 11:19AM

    I likey! :)

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SLFRISBEY 12/7/2010 11:02AM

    Love this blog! You can also add wonderful motivator to the list :)

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