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First day of actual vacation

Friday, June 11, 2010

We are up here at the cabin in Beautiful Utah! MY goal was to walk around the cabin area so I tracked it last night, thinking it would be well over 2 miles. It is actually about 1.25 miles, which is close to what I walk at home. There is some incline and some beautiful scenery so that made a pretty cool walk. I cut over on a small path which cut off about .20 of a mile but it gives me something to work towards. Man, the air is thin up here tho!!! Hope you are all well and I will blog more when I can! Keep sparkin'!

  
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MAMADWARF 6/12/2010 11:34AM

    thanks you guys! we are having a blast!

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NEDERLUNG 6/11/2010 7:12PM

    Hey you mountain woman! Do you get to bucket house water from the stream? How about split and carry wood for the fire?

You know I'm just kidding you, right?

Oh, the air isn't thin - it's fresh, doesn't have all that city smog you are used to. Smiles. Hope you find some pretty stuff to take home for memorabelia, like a forty pound rock? No, I mean a fifty pound rock, because you are going to lose a bunch while you are there.

I hope it is a really pretty rock!

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TOWE2U 6/11/2010 2:00PM

    Anything you do is better than nothing! So keep on walking and kudos to you for keeping up with exercise even on vacation. emoticon emoticon

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Vacation starts NOW!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Well my peeps, I am outta here. Going to the mountains in Utah, near flaming gorge. I will walk, ride quads, fish, eat healthy (but probably drink more than I would at home). We are going for about 10 days and I am just going to enjoy it and make the best choices I can. It is a 14 hour drive, split into 2 days. My sister is coming with us and she has the healthy snacks taken care of. I will have my Sparkpeople.com access but not a scale so I wont know overall how I do till I get home but I feel pretty comfortable with my plan now to be able to adhere to it.

I will be logging my food, blogging if possible, and living my life in a new way! Hope you are all well and remember, stay on track and live your life! Jan

  
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MAMADWARF 6/10/2010 12:23PM

    Thanks Guys! You all be good!

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CLEVAGAL 6/9/2010 6:58PM

    Darlin, I hope you have a great time and enjoy some beautiful walks....Cleva xxx

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HEALTHIERTINA 6/9/2010 12:53PM

  Have a wonderful vacation!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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To my Grandkids

Sunday, June 06, 2010

I am so happy we got to spend the day together today! It is so much fun for me to watch you grow up and be able to have fun times together. I waited for you for a long time and it is even better than I thought to be your Grandma.

There was a time in my life that I didn't know if I would be healthy enough to enjoy our life together or if I would be able to do all the fun things that I planned for us to do. You will never know me as that person because I lost a lot weight (over 100 pounds) and I got healthy, while I was waiting for you. That is why we can play all day, make good meals together, go for long walks and talk about what we see and ride on roller coasters together.

I want you to have a healthy life too, and I can help you do that now because I learned how to do it for myself.

What a blessing you and your Mommy's are to my life. I love you so much and you are more than I ever imagined you would be. Thank you for motivating me so long ago to get ready for what we have now....

(This blog is dedicated to my Grandchildren that are not here yet. I dont expect any for a few years but boy, am I looking forward to that day! I am grateful that I had time to get prepared for the wonderful times that are ahead of me!)

  
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CLEVAGAL 6/8/2010 1:07AM

    Thats the whole reason we moved 6000 kms north of where we happily lived- so when the IVF is successful we will be near the grandparents- Ez's mum who I call Mimmy is very excited and helps us through the IVF process. Your grandies will be very lucky....
Cleva

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You are amazing!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

I cannot believe how strong you have been! Look how hard you have been working and the success you have had because of it. I am so proud of how you decided to change your life, how you have followed your plan, made your goals, have made so much progress and are still going strong.

The blogs that you write and the support you offer others is very encouraging. I applaud your efforts to be involved, to connect, to succeed, to motivate and inspire.

I love how you think ahead to situations, make a game plan and stick to it. I love that you do not beat yourself up but truly understand that this is your LIFE and some days, you just are not going to be perfect. You are going to have that drink or that cookie and it is OK! You are in this for the long haul, nothing is going to stop you because you really GET IT!

People are really noticing how much weight you have already lost.
I know that it feels fantastic to fit better in your clothes and that you are looking forward to new clothes and you better get some soon, cause what you are wearing is way to big.. What are you waiting for anyway?

I just wanted to give you a thumbs up, you are doing great. I wont tell you to "keep it up" or "stay focused" because I already know you are.

So Good job and by the way, this is to you and to me, all of us who are in the journey. I accept these words for myself and I hope you will too. Jan

  
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PRYDEQUEEN 6/6/2010 12:26PM

    Thank you!

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CLEVAGAL 6/6/2010 4:23AM

    Gosh you're gorgeous aye!

Cleva xxx

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MUSHCAT 6/6/2010 2:06AM

    You've got it alright! Keep it up!

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A new song

Friday, June 04, 2010

Today, I hit the one of my weight loss goals and I am DOWN 30 LBS! This is the song going through my head right now. (to the tune of Eastbound and Down from Smoky and the Bandit):

30 pounds I'm down, Man, I'm really smokin'
I'm gonna do what THEY said can't be done,
I've got a long way to go but I know I'm gonna get there,
I'm 30 down and this sure has been fun!!


So I'll keep my foot down on the pavement, never mind mistakes,
I'll let it all hang out and pass right by that cake,
SparkPeople on my side, in this healthy new lifestyle,
And I ain't gonna quit no matter what it takes!

30 pounds I'm down, Man, I'm really smokin'
I'm gonna do what THEY said can't be done,
I've got a long way to go but I know I'm gonna get there,
I'm 30 down and this sure has been fun!!

Hope this gives you a chuckle today and keep on Truckin', SON!

Mamadwarf (aka: Jan)

(RIP Jerry Reed)

  
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JOYFULMOMTO5 9/4/2010 2:49PM

    Love it! Way to go on shedding those 30 lbs!

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BIGMAMAT 9/4/2010 1:49PM

    Omg. Omg. omg. lol. I love it! I am singing your song jan! hugs Tricia emoticon

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LORKAT 7/25/2010 10:28PM

  Love it!

After reading your post on my blog, I had to read through yours until I found your song. The next song I post will not be copy and pasted, like "I Will Survive" was in my blog.

Keep up the great work! emoticon

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HEALTHIERTINA 6/5/2010 8:54PM

  I loved your song!!!! Congratulations and keep truckin'. emoticon

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CLEVAGAL 6/5/2010 5:04AM

    oooooooooooo grrrrrrlllll!!!!!!! Im 40 down and we are on our way mamacita!!!! Love to see your feeling upbeat today jan.
Love Cleva xxx

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NEDERLUNG 6/4/2010 11:33PM

    Great job Jan! I can't think of any good visuals for 30 pounds unless you want to try juggling three 10 pound bags of flour or something. My horse grain comes in 40, 50, & 80 pound bags. Maybe you could go to a feed store or pet store with a friend and have them take a picture of you trying to lift a case of dog food or something. Just don't strain and injur yourself. Love your them song, just change the weight as you go along.

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OTTAWABOUND 6/4/2010 11:15AM

    Congratulations!

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