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My weight loss weekend

Monday, May 09, 2011

Thank you, first of all, to those who noticed and commented that yes, I indeed lost 3 lbs since last Thursday! I am so STOKED! I havent lost that much weight in one week since the begnning! How did you do it, you ask? Here ya go.

1. I started the 28 day bikini challenge (think that is what its called, its on my sparkpage and you can start it at anytime). It is 10 minute videos plus cardio for 30 minutes 5 days a week. Uh yeah. super easy. But it is a jump start and I really needed it!!!

2. I have a weekly bet with my new friend (anewtatiana) and it is keeping me motivated. We bet each week to lose 2 pounds. EPIC FAIL on week 1, massive WIN in week 2!

3. I am dead serious about losing the rest of this weight. I mean it.

4. Went to the races Friday night where Nachos and hot dogs were calling my name (not just calling, they were screaming!!). What did I do? I ate my turkey sandwhich and my baked chips and then ate 5 nachos from my friend. 5 nacho's, Not ALL. Then I walked around the track, probably a good mile. (yea me).

5, We went to my in-laws on Friday night, got up and ate my Luna Bar and went to garage sale with my SIL and got adorable chair for vanity for my daughter, Kelly.
Visited with my FIL who is battling cancer. He has surgery today.

6. When everyone started making noises about lunch, we left for Reno where Kady was working and drove through Taco Bell where I got 2 Fresco tacos and drank my water.

7. Went to the River Festival where Kady was and walked around (over a few miles) and walked past (PAST) every fish and chips, corn dog, ice cream and other delicious food vendor and then went to hotel.

8. Had some quality love time with Frank.

9. Went to a fabulous buffet and began with a huge salad and a glass of wine (which lead to 6 or 7 through the course of the evening). I ate modestly, kind of calculating as I went but I still got a small brownie and a lemon mousse... It was delicious.

10. Watched the Pacquio/Mosely fight with a whole bunch of people in the Hotel/Casino and met Kady's bosses and co-workers. (She had so much fun cause she got to gamble and have a few drinks, first time ever in a casino!). She looked adorable and got soooo much attention and it was awesome to see her having fun and looking so healthy!

11. Then we went dancing and had a total blast. I think Kady and I danced about every song for over an hour or more (I switched to water!) and just had a generally great time.

12.Went to bed about midnight, slept well, got up and had a great brunch (scramble eggs with spinach, mushrooms, ground beef etc) , walked around a HUGE sporting store and then ate a luna bar for lunch on the drive home.

12. When I got home, there awaited me an Edible Arrangement of fruit with chocolate sauce for Mother's day from Kady and her boyfriend, Artie. I had fruit with yogurt for dinner.

13. I drank all my water every day.

To summarize, I stayed hydrated, ate well, was mindful of my calories and was active. I got to enjoy some treats and a few glasses of wine and I had a fantastic weekend. It was the perfect storm for happiness and weight loss.

I am posting a link to my facebook so you can see some of the highlights...Thanks for all your support and love people!!

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RIGBY31 5/9/2011 11:00PM

    So the moral of the story is... If I want to lose weight, I need to party with you? (Good job!)

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OJIBWEEQUAY 5/9/2011 10:38PM

    So you literally danced your A$$ off!!! I would do that more often But I tend to look like I'm slam dancing to every song! This girl aint got no rhythm!!! Go you Momma!!! emoticon

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MOONBIRD 5/9/2011 10:03PM

    I am so proud of you! I wish I could say I ate as well this weekend. I lost 2.5 lbs last week, I think from the bootcamp and eating really well. This weekend we had a birthday party and ate out and ate out. UGH So, I am working hard this week and hopefully will not have a gain.

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BRAINYBLONDE5 5/9/2011 8:23PM

    YOU ARE AMAZING! :D wooohoooo congrats on that loss!! :)

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SLFRISBEY 5/9/2011 8:03PM

    Woohoo!!! You're kicking @$$ and taking names and I love it! Keep it up! Wish the scale would go down for me not up, from now on, I am learning from you!

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ATREAT4ME 5/9/2011 7:38PM

    Hooray for you!

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PJH2028 5/9/2011 6:03PM

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KIMBANN 5/9/2011 4:38PM

    Sounds like a fantastic weekend on all accounts! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/9/2011 4:12PM

    Woooooooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! emoticon

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STARFISH619 5/9/2011 4:00PM

    You are doing great! Very inspiring to hear how much fun you had while doing it. Keep up the great work!

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    I love these types of weekends. Victory!

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GRACEISENUF 5/9/2011 3:55PM

    Sounds like a great time to me. You finally got to dance your hiney off too....WOO HOO!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/9/2011 3:54PM

    That's sounds great, way to go!

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BECOMING_HOLLY 5/9/2011 3:40PM

    Way to go! You had so much success this weekend. Sounds AMAZING!

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CELLISTA1 5/9/2011 3:33PM

    You show the world how it's done!

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BECKYBEE33 5/9/2011 3:26PM

    Congrats! :) This bikini challenge sounds interesting. I may join in!
Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

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Who's legs are these??

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Today, when my legs were up in the air (hey, I was doing the bootcamp abs excercise! Get your mind out of the gutter, GAH! rofl), I took a look at my legs and was all, "Holy crap, who's legs are these??? I am looking pretty damn good!"

I never look at them from that angle, I always look down at them where the gravity is pulling my skin down like the saggy, baggy elephant. I tend to only notice how swollen my knees are or see the scar running down my left knee from the replacement 5 years ago.
But today? Today, I saw shape, muscle and dare I say, tone? WOOT!

Knee update: It is feeling a bit better and I got my 2.3 miles in last night although at a slower pace but I still did it. I have an ortho appt. next Thursday.

And now for your viewing pleasure, I present to you: MY legs. Please enjoy.

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SWELL10 5/9/2011 3:07PM

    How funny! I do the same thing! Standing up my skin is soooo saggy and full of celulite but laying down they look hot! I realized last night that I can see them in the bathroom mirror when I'm laying down in my bed and flexed I could see awesome calf muscles. Too bad they don't look that way standing up. DANG IT! emoticon

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RIISEY 5/9/2011 2:51PM

  So cute and look at those legs!!!

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    hahaha loved this blog. Congrats, Jan!

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HEALTHIERTINA 5/7/2011 11:13AM

  Loved it. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/6/2011 4:01PM

    Love the toned legs!! emoticon

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LESLIES537 5/6/2011 3:25PM

    HOOLLLLAAAAA!!!! emoticon

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MOTHER-NATURE 5/6/2011 7:47AM

    Your legs are beautifulllllllllllllllllllll emoticon

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DOODIE59 5/6/2011 12:39AM

    That is one wicked pair of legs.

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    Nice legs, very sexy!!

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LUVDOGZ 5/5/2011 9:04PM

    Looking good girl!

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SARAWALKS 5/5/2011 7:19PM

    HOT HOT HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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RIGBY31 5/5/2011 7:11PM

    Looking good... looking real good!... (insert wolf whistle here)

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LOVE2BTHIN2 5/5/2011 6:13PM

    Isn't it funny how revelations like these come at such unexpected moments? Looking good! Way to go!!

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JSPIN74 5/5/2011 6:07PM

    looking good!!

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COOKWITHME65 5/5/2011 3:54PM

    You made me laugh. Your abs must be getting pretty strong to be able to hold them up while taking the picture. Good for you.

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    Look at you sexy lady! Woohoo.

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OJIBWEEQUAY 5/5/2011 3:05PM

    (Insert whistle calling here) Mama!!! Hot Mama! Way to go!!! Hard work baby! Cookies shmookies!They aint touchin' you!!! You are Rockin'! Yay on the knee! emoticon

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    LOL...oh love, you make me smile!! :)

And those legs of yours...they look HOT! GO YOU!

- Michelle

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NEWSGIRL2177 5/5/2011 2:20PM

    Love it!

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    Dayum, mama! WTG!!!!

I too had a similar revelation. About my thighs. I was looking at them in a bent over position. I was... um... doing ab exercises? :P

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SLFRISBEY 5/5/2011 2:11PM

    Don't lie, that's not why your legs were in the air! All that working out must be paying dividends in more places than the gym! ;) Looking good!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/5/2011 2:10PM

    Woo hoo, hot Mama! Glad your knee is feeling a bit better.

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VAMANOS 5/5/2011 2:00PM

    emoticon Sexy lady! emoticon Ain't it grand???

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    Woot Woot! Look at them sexy legs! Looks like your hard work is paying off!!!! Keep it up!

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EMSJOURNEY 5/5/2011 1:58PM

    lol... awesome! =)

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Leaving a bad taste in my mouth

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Literally. I baked some cookies today (yea, frank has to go see his grandma and that means, me making cookies for her) and of course, I ate some. I have had a terrible taste in my mouth since then. It lasted through dinner even.
How crazy is that??? I used to love sugar and until just this minute I thought I still did but now? I am not too sure. I dont like that aftertaste thing going on.

Next subject: I am on day 3 of the 28 day challenge. It is going good but alot of the excercises involve knee stuff that I cannot do so I find myself making things up but it works I guess. Then I have been walking. Since Saturday though, my right knee is killing me! I can barely get through a mile, a slow mile! I came home tonight and put this electronic stimulus thing on it and am hoping it feels better tomorrow. I am also going to go see my orthopedic dr. I would normally let it play out but it is really upsetting me. I almost cried today when I realized how this is slowing me down. I usually walk 2 or more miles a night and now every step is killing me. And I am not a whimp so... yea.

Next, next subject: you are gonna see some blogs about this so let me lay it out. My father in law was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. It is a blood cancer that makes holes in your bones. No bone is unaffected. He is 77 years old and one tough man. Let me spare the details but he has a very painful future ahead of him. It is going to be horrible. There is no cure. All we will be able to do is try to make a few memories before he is paralyzed and bedridden. Totally heartbreaking. He is not an easy man, not someone you would tell sweet things too. But before he goes, I will tell him that he gave me the greatest gift in my life, my wonderful husband and I will always love him and be grateful for that. I am sure he would rather die than have me tell him that but I am going to do it anyway.

So, that is what is happening in my world today.

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BIGMAMAT 5/6/2011 7:37AM

    Sorry to hear about your father in law... That is a tough diagnosis. emoticon

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SARAWALKS 5/4/2011 6:53PM

    Oh boy, I am so sorry to hear about your dad-in-law. But you are right to tell him that while you can, no matter what he seems to think...what people really think is sometimes something different...these things need said.
Do find out what is happening with the knee. Not a joint to mess about with... emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/4/2011 12:38PM

    Praying for your Father in law! Wow!
I agree on the sugar, I did notice that yesterday, more reason to lay off it!!
Hope your knee is better soon!

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RIGBY31 5/4/2011 11:47AM

    Oh Jan, I'm sorry about your father in law. It's going to be tough. Hope your knee gets with the program (do you wear a brace... sometimes that helps me, but I'm not a doctor, although I like to "play doctor"; sorry!). I like your commitment to 28 days; I'm not in the mindset to do it, but you go, girl!

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LESLIES537 5/4/2011 11:41AM

    I guess the bad taste in your mouth is a good thing, huh?! Boo to the knee pain and a BIG BOOOO to FIL having blood cancer! That SUCKS! I'm sorry he has to go through that! I'll say a prayer for your family! I think that's sweet of you to say that to him. Even though he may act as if he doesn't care to hear it, I bet inside, it will mean so much!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 5/4/2011 10:53AM

    Sorry to hear about your Father in law. Blessings to your family.

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BADASSBLONDIE 5/4/2011 10:51AM

    That knee pain sounds like an epic pain in the butt. *hugs* Get that checked out asap if it's not fixing tiself, OK?

I'm so sorry to hear about your FIL. As always, you are in my thoughts. *hugs*

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OJIBWEEQUAY 5/4/2011 9:47AM

    Sugar!!! Knee pain Arrgghh! emoticonFather in-law


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OHSOCOOLLISA 5/4/2011 9:42AM

    I get the whole cookie and taste change thing. It happened to me as well. It is like my taste buds are just now catching up to the other parts of my body. It is never just weight loss, but a total body make-over. I think this includes the mind and realizing what is important to us. For me, I'm starting to define me by what I do and not so much by what is done to me or by how others understand me.

My father is not an easy man and he is dealing with terminal brain cancer. There is a ton of "baggage" in my world and family...I guess I'm just trying to say that I can relate, to a small extent, how or what you say to your F-in-L and why it matters to you.

Sometimes, it matters more that we say something and less of how it is accepted or received.

Have a sparktacular day!

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SLFRISBEY 5/4/2011 9:17AM

    My Father in law has myeloma as well. He's been put on thalitamide (I am sure that isn't spelled correctly) which has put the cancer into remission for the last 6 years. It may be back though, he's also not an easy man to deal with so getting answers is though. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, it's never easy. (((hugs)))

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/4/2011 8:24AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your father in law. My thoughts are with you all.

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ATREAT4ME 5/4/2011 8:09AM

    It sounds as if you're making a lot of long-term decisions while things are relatively "calm." That's very smart of you. I love your determination. My Godmother had a similar type of Cancer. I am very sorry to hear your family will be dealing with that. I'm praying for your knee to heal quickly.

I so get what you wrote about realizing that your knee was slowing down. I woudda cried AND thrown a big fit. You are so strong and positive. Keep moving. Gently and easy.

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SHERLYN-WILL 5/4/2011 7:43AM

    I hear you on the sugar.... I get that same aftertaste.. and this horrible sugar drunken-ness and feel dazy and weird... (can't think straight... so blaming that on the sugar too... LOL)

So sorry about your knee....

Wow.. I didn't even know there was a cancer that did that!

I will pray for him...

You might just be surprised what you telling him that means to him... I think that is great you are going to do that!

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LUVDOGZ 5/4/2011 6:46AM

    I will say a prayer for your father in law and your family. Cancer is a &*%$#@& disease that has affected my family as well. I hope your knee feels better really soon, I hate when our bodies don't cooperate with us!

Hugs, Michelle

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VEEJAY3 5/4/2011 12:58AM

    Gosh, I'm sorry about your father-in-law; I have a couple of relatives who are very hard for me to be sentimental with, so I know what you mean. But you're really wonderful to push thru it. Really, words of love are in short supply in life, and no matter how he reacts outwardly, I'm sure his heart will be warmed -- a great gift to him at this stage.

Sorry, too, about your knee. I nursed one after a bike wreck for months and months -- it's still weird, but not painful. Just ... weird. Hope you get it all back and THEN some, you dynamo!

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CHELEMIA 5/4/2011 12:57AM

    Hmm What a surprise!!! Jan is taking the brave, strong, and little travelled path!!! You go girl! Know that you have a support network no matter what reactions you get. Yeah for sugar after taste!! The tens unit (electric doohickey with patches!) is amazing for the knee! Hope it works!! Check out chair dancing!! wrap your knee and go for it. I found some on demand tv and internet too. the knee gets bumped around and the glut muscles pull on it but no weight bearing or over 45 decree bending. I use thm when my hip is out or my plantar fascitis is severe!! The big thing with physical ailments is to be flexible. It is so tempting to give up until things are better!! Switch off and change it up! emoticon

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    I am so sorry for your knee pain. So sorry that your father in law has to suffer so much pain. My thoughts are with you!

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Challenges and confession

Sunday, May 01, 2011

I made a deal with my SPEEP, ANEWTATIANA, that we would lose 2 pounds this week. She is a new friend and she challenged me so it was fun. SHe lost 1.8!! I lost, oh wait, wrong word... GAINED over a pound. EPIC FAIL... I did great all week then last night, Pizza happened. SIgh. Oh well, here I go again for this week.

I also joined the 28 day bootcamp starting today. Is anyone else doing it? I am looking forward to it. I am going to take BEFORE photos and then I will post AFTER pictures at the end of the 28 days. It should be interesting and I am looking forward to making some progress. I think it is just what I needed.

Last night, we went to a fundraiser for Crohns disease at my sister's church. Her husband is in a band and they donated their time to play a free concert. Kady spoke and did a great job and met a few really great people. One gal has an ostomy bag and is a nurse and is really excited to team up with Kady to start a support group and to outreach to new ostomy patients. I am reallly proud of my kid. She has a big heart and big ideas and I know she will make it happen.

I hope you guys all have a great weekend and I challenge you to join me on the 28 day bootcamp challenge. 10 minutes a day? You can do that!! I can do that!! WE can do that!

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LESLIES537 5/2/2011 12:24PM

    Yes, WE can!! Let's do this!!! emoticon

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MOONBIRD 5/2/2011 12:02PM

    I might have to sign up for that challenge, but for whatever reason I am always hesitant to. I guess the idea of not having a day off from working out freaks me out a little. LOL I know you'll do great.

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JENNYGIFFORD 5/2/2011 11:11AM

    I'm doing the challenge and rooting for you all the way! You can do it!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 5/1/2011 11:51PM

    I am up for a challenge mama!!!! emoticon

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CHELEMIA 5/1/2011 11:13PM

    Where would I find the 28 day bootcamp?? I am willing.

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ATREAT4ME 5/1/2011 9:19PM

    Kady sounds awesome. Please feel free to forward me any parenting tips as i am always looking for ways to make sure my kiddos grow up to do great things. What a great, great event.

Pizza... well, it happens. Like you said, it's a new week and you can try again. I'll be looking forward to your 28 day pictures. I bet you'll do fantastic!

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RIGBY31 5/1/2011 8:30PM

    I've been playing Dodge the Pizza for a while now... just can't go there. May gets short for me because of another trip east towards the end. I'll be seeing lots of people I haven't seen since Oct, so the crunch is on to look fabulous! And hurray for Kady! She is awesome.

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    Dam pizza..Get's me every time. Don't get discouraged. I'm predicting that next Sunday I'll read a blog that says "Jan lost 2 lbs this week". I can't wait to read it. And that's amazing about the benefit. Anything to draw awareness is awesome. New week. Rock is mama Jan

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LISSIEONE 5/1/2011 7:40PM

    I'm not doing the boot camp but I wish you all the luck in the world. I am sure you will ROCK the boot camp. My goal for the month of may is to be able to RUN a full three miles!!! (I am up to two miles now, but every few days I have to take a break because my shins suck the butt)

I am sure you are probably just retaining water and stuff because of the pizza, but I hope it was delicious!!!! These things will happen, we just gotta truck on and pick up where we left off!!!

Have a wonderful week!!!!

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PJH2028 5/1/2011 6:44PM

    There are two pizzas at Trader Joe's that I can recommend for future: One is a "Guiltless Pizza" with veggies and no real cheese but a good crust; the other is a spinach feta pizza which is really yummier. When I read "Pizza happened" in your blog just now it made me remember the bazillions of times that bringing home take-out or even eating out at regular pizza places where I just 9x out of 10 do NOT make good portion decisions. Pizza is sparkable for me with these planned TJ products.

I'm going back to the original spark recommendations to remind me of the basics of that that worked so well for me at the start of this journey.

We ARE doing THIS! Bravo for your "bootcamp". Stay on the path. Onward & Downward. xoxox P

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    That support group sounds like a great thing for Kady! How awesome that she is sharing her story and helping other people going through the same thing. Admirable.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/1/2011 2:57PM

    The benfit sounds great, I'm glad Kady is finding the support she needs from the Chron's community. I doing the Spring bootcamp, but have done the 28 day Bootcamp and loved it! Can't wait to see the before and afters!

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BEANABABY0827 5/1/2011 12:22PM

    I am in the 28 Day boot camp as well!! Go Team!!

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AUNTIELES53 5/1/2011 12:20PM

    i'm doing the 28 day boot camp also :) woot :)

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Q and A with Jan

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jan:Thanks for being here today. I know you are busy and I appreciate you taking the time out for this interview.
Jan: Well, thanks for having me. I am only too happy to be here, talking about myself. It is an important message and I am sure your readers are very excited about it too.
Jan: Now, you have lost over 60 pounds in a bit over a year. Can we talk about that?
Jan: Of course! I am an open book.
Jan: Well, let's get right to it

Q. Are you done losing weight?
A.Uh, no. I am barely over half way.

Q.Are you just gonna stay here and maintain within these same 5 pounds?
A. Uh, no. I am not. MY immediate goal is to lose 2 pounds by sunday based on a challenge from a new friend.

Q. It looks like you are happy where you are. What are you going to DO about it?
A. I am going to track my food like I always do, I will keep walking like I always do but I am going to go a little farther and/or a little faster to keep moving forward.
I am going to add some strength training because I have been lazy about that.

Q. Are you happy with your progress?
A. Yes I am happy with how much I have lost but I am not happy with the slow down. I know I have to kick it up because the things I have been doing for the last 13 months are not enough anymore.

Q. But didn't you know this day would come?
A. Yes I did. But I didnt want to accept that it was here already. I was comfortable, it was fairly effortless and now I have to work harder. I may even have to *gasp* make some sacrifices.

Q. What do you eat?
A. Well, my tracker is open so anyone can go see what I eat on a daily basis. I think I mix it up pretty good but I need to try to hit the lower end of my range a few days a week instead of the higher or middle range so consistantly.

Q. What is your biggest concern right now?
A. The condition of my body. I am flabby and I deserve to look better than that. Summer is coming and while I look alot better than last year, I do not want to be confused with the star of the "Water for Elephant's" movie with my saggy, baggy elephant skin.

Q. Anything else that is giving you a problem?
A. Besides my constant hunger, the inner brat that wants what she wants and the lack of weight loss progress? Besides the fact that I KNOW I cannot bake delicious things (like cookies!)....Other than that, no. I think Im good.

Q. Since you are a "Spark People Motivator", do you have any words of advice for your friends or others who may have stumbled onto this scintillating blog?
A. Yes. Yes, I do.
Face the challenges head on
Don't whine
Don't pretend you don't know what you are doing (when we all know you do)
Don't whine (worth mentioning twice). **Whining does not mean expressing things are hard or trying to work through feelings. Whining is just complaining without resolution so someone will feel sorry for you, so they will do the heavy lifting you should be doing. Nobody has it easy so just get on with it.**
Be strong.
Success comes from consistancy
Don't beat yourself up if you choose to eat something off your plan. Geez, you are human, right?
Sometimes it will be easier than others. For Everyone!
Dont over think it.
Move more than you did yesterday
Dont make it harder than it is or that it has to be.
Ask for help
Write it out
Whatever level of excercise you can do, just do it. It doesn't have to be your preferred method of excercise. Take a walk, dance for 5 minutes, lift you dog over your head, just do something more than you did yesterday.
Plan your meal so you dont get in that trap of just eating whatever is handy. I am making Parmesan Basa fish filets tonight. Pretty excited about that.
Do your best today. Just for today. Tomorrow will take care of itself. Just for today, make good choices, eat within range, get a little excercise, help someone else, write a blog, Like someone else's blog, take your measurements or weigh in, encourage each other.

Jan: Well, thank you for your honesty and for your time today.
Jan: Oh you are so welcome. I enjoyed being here although I do think you were kinda grilling me.
Jan: Just doing my job.
Jan: Whatever.
Jan: Don't be pouty. Do you have any final thoughts for our readers?
Jan: Yes I would like to challenge them to find something good today and tell me about it.
Jan: Ok well you heard it here first, folks. Mamadwarf would like you to tell her something good today. Ready? GO!

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BIGMAMAT 4/30/2011 8:24AM

    OMG! This is the best ever! I am currently dealing with my inner brat! emoticon

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RIGBY31 4/29/2011 12:18PM

    Wonder Blog! Ok, here it goes (and I just might make this my status for today):

My skin looks amazingly radiant today. Must be all the clean eating and water!

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PJH2028 4/27/2011 4:43PM

    Right on Time, Jan! I love this so hard. Thank you for being so very YOU!

and ditto ditto double ditto and dog-nabbit, too!

Yes, I'm accepting that it's going to take doing a little more than yesterday.
And it's going to take welcoming that. It *did* come faster than I thought it would....
Yet "stepping it up" (keeping on: loving sparking liking sweating enjoying sharing celebrating.... is going to keep on being FUN hard work and more.

Gratitude and Determination in Harmony.
emoticon emoticon we can do it!
Halfway and Keeping on Keeping On!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 4/27/2011 2:57PM

    Something good....hmmm my legs really arent as big as Godzillas

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SLFRISBEY 4/27/2011 1:50PM

    Lifting a dog over head? NICE! I don't think my 60 pound dog would be ok with that, but the little 20 pounder, that's a challenge I think I am going to accept! :) Now I just have to figure out where to put my hands... hahahaha!

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MAMADWARF 4/27/2011 1:05PM

    OMG. I love you guys.... I am laughing and smiling so big right I love all your GOOD things! Veejay, a mile and a half???? You rock! Cellista? Enjoy that nice walk today! Grace, you are a rockstar!!! Kamaperry, you can do it!! Schen, Love seeing your comments and smile on my post!! Seestars, I think I need a video of this. Seriously. Jomama, Y? Because I LIKE YOU! (see what I did there..rofl). Chel, COME BACK TO US! Sara, stay strong. you will be back at it soon enough!!
Anyone else???

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SARAWALKS 4/27/2011 12:45PM

    Something good - I am done with work for the moment and it is NOT raining! emoticon
It is warmer.
Even though I've been sick, I haven't been pigging out...holding steady, weight-wise...
I had a good rant and a good whine and got that done. Check, under Other Goals.

Thanks for the self-talk, Jan! emoticon

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CHELEMIA 4/27/2011 12:37PM

    Dear Mama,
You have been my one string left to connect with Spark. It has been tough seeing you struggle knowing I can't motivate because I am out here in lazy land. Because of the connection though for the last week or so I have been walking with our dogs. Since we got the new 8 month old springer I felt more motivated to get out there and be hands on. I am buying better choices but thats all right now. So for today I will walk and make good choices for meals. This will be a good day. Thank you!

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JOMAMA99 4/27/2011 12:36PM

    Wonderful blog Jan, thanks!!
My good for the day is that I have recommitted to my healthy eating plan and am going to the Y after work today! Back on track-Yea!! emoticon

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SEESTARS 4/27/2011 12:18PM

    "lift you dog over your head"... have you been watching my workouts? This is my favorite exercise. Closely followed by balance dog on sholder and bear hug dog.

Have a great day!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 4/27/2011 12:13PM

    I like the part about whining without some type of resolution to the problem. And I also think consistency is key. Wonderful interview, Jan!

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KAMAPERRY 4/27/2011 12:12PM

    I love this!!! Great advice too!! I love the 5 minutes of activity idea!

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GRACEISENUF 4/27/2011 11:58AM

    Something good is I have been on an exercise streak of cardio morning and late afternoon/evening since 4-10-11 and I have also been eating whole, nutritious foods, (knocking out almost all sugar except the mininal amount in some foods). I feel amazing, energetic and better than I have felt in sooo long. I made up my mind I not only want a thinner body but a healthier one too....WOO HOO!

Love this blog Jan, very motivating and I agree about the "whining". My spark page is a whine free zone, lol!

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CELLISTA1 4/27/2011 11:52AM

    Cellista: So, what do you think of Jan's blog?
Cellista: She is her usual self: silly and serious at the same time.

Cellista: Do you have anything good to report back to Jan?
Cellista: Certainly! The weather in Southern California is perfect! Blue skies and temps in the 70s. Wind last night so no smog at all. Clear and gorgeous.

Cellista: Does that suggest anything to you, uh, like a nice long walk outside?
Cellista: Hey, yeah!

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VEEJAY3 4/27/2011 11:27AM

    Veejay: I understand you were challenged to share something good today.
Veejay: Sheeesh! What's with MamaDwarf and her challenges? Sometimes, I think she's just too into herself.

Veejay: nevertheless, are you going to rise to the challenge?
Veejay: I guess so. Uhm ... something good. Something good. OH! Well, the weather today is well into the 80s, and I'm going to head to the pool and swim.

Veejay: So a little splashing around, then.
Veejay: I beg your pardon! NO! A full-on workout, I'll have you know! A mile swim!
Veejay: You usually do a mile, don't you?
Veejay: OK OK OK!!! A mile and a half. Just to push myself. So MamaDwarf doesn't feel all holier-than-thou that she's pushing and I'm not.

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