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When was the last time?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

When was the last time you cheered on a stranger on spark?

When was the last time you read a new person's blog and commented?

When was the last time you went to a "Motivator's" page and found some inspiration?

When was the last time you added a new friend?

When was the last time you checked on a friend you haven't heard from in a while?

When was the last time?
Remember when you started here?
Remember who and what made all the difference that day, that week, in your journey?
Remember how good it felt to find a comment on your page from someone who reached out to you?

Yea. That is your job today. Remember. Reach out. Make a comment. Make a friend. Someone needs you. Get out of your comfortable little circle.

It will make all the difference.

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CKKCK1 6/3/2011 9:48PM

    Wow, love this!

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MKACILLAS 6/2/2011 10:27PM

    Good Reminder emoticon

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SLEANNES66 6/1/2011 12:18AM

    Today. Thanks for the reminder tho. emoticon

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CANNIE50 5/31/2011 6:29PM

    Well....since you are asking......TODAY! This is definitely something I make a point of doing. Everyone has areas where they do better - some people eat really clean (um, not me), some people exercise with great commitment (actually, I do this) and others are good at cheering on and supporting Sparkers - this is the most enjoyable one, actually. Such a good reminder. emoticon

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BBGYRL4 5/31/2011 5:24PM

    Awesome blog Jan, you're so right! I hope that everyone reads this!!

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DOGSTARDADDY 5/31/2011 4:09PM

    I try to do that as often as I can. I always look on the blog list for first time bloggers, and leave a comment, at the very least!

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ALOFA0509 5/31/2011 4:03PM

emoticon - OK MAMA!!!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 5/31/2011 1:27PM

    ok ok!

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KAMAPERRY 5/31/2011 1:10PM

    Yes ma'am! emoticon

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CHELEMIA 5/31/2011 12:15PM

    For you yesterday!! Thank you Jan for being you!!

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MOMMYTO1IN2012 5/31/2011 11:49AM

    Thanks; I needed this. I've been slacking lately, which means not only have I been cheating myself, I've been cheating those who depend on me. I appreciate the wake up call!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/31/2011 11:48AM

    This is yet another reason why you're so awesome!

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BECOMING_HOLLY 5/31/2011 11:29AM

    Thank you so much for this!! emoticon

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DAISY443 5/31/2011 11:09AM

    I try to do those things, but a reminder always helps! Thanks!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/31/2011 10:52AM

    emoticon Off to do so!!

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The results are in....

Monday, May 30, 2011

So upon completion of the 28 day spring bootcamp, here are the results:

I lost 4 pounds

I lost 1.5" on my waist

I lost 1.5" on my upper chest

Everything else stayed the same.

I did take some starting pictures and I am taking finishing pictures tomorrow but am not sure if I will post them or not. We will see.

Do I think it was a success? Yes, I do.

I feel stronger physically and I feel stronger in my commitment.
I'm really glad I did it and will continue to do the strength training video's 3 times a week.

I think it was just the boost I needed.

I have a goal to be at my 70 pounds lost by June 9th when I leave for a 10 day vacation in June.
When I was there last June, I could barely walk a mile.
When I was there in October, I climbed a mountain.
When I go this time, I am just excited to see what else I will do.

I am 4 pounds away from that goal.

If I push real hard, I can do it.

I am gonna do it. Watch me.

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CANNIE50 5/31/2011 6:24PM

    No doubts about it, no doubts about you.

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GRACEISENUF 5/31/2011 12:47AM

    emoticon on your results so far and I believe you will reach your 70 pound goal by your June trip!

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TEENY_BIKINI 5/30/2011 10:44PM

    Well done, warrior!!


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MELLYBEANS0919 5/30/2011 9:12PM

  Awesome job!!

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DONNACFIT 5/30/2011 8:53PM

    Woohoo great job!! emoticon

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JRZG8R 5/30/2011 8:14PM

    You are doing so well. I am inspired. I was stalled for a couple months. Your vacation is going to be great.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/30/2011 7:57PM

    I have NO doubt that you can do it! Rock it!

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KRISKECK 5/30/2011 6:32PM

    Awesome! Rock on, my sister!

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KAMAPERRY 5/30/2011 5:45PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALOFA0509 5/30/2011 5:05PM

YES!!!! You did Good Mama... emoticon emoticon

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    Oh, you CAN do it - I have no doubts!!!!! KICK SOME ARSE JAN!

- Michelle

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ERIN4771 5/30/2011 4:19PM

    congrats on your success!!! can't wait to read about the trip!!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 5/30/2011 4:08PM

    Losing weight and inches! What! Good on you, girlfriend! Sounds like this Spring boot camp set the stage for a healthy Summer. WTG!

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TERRYT55 5/30/2011 3:48PM

    Of course you are going to do it! You've already made the decision!

Congrats on the great results from bootcamp!

I can't wait to hear about what you accomplished this year on vacation!

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    Heck yeah you can do this! Good job! emoticon

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TSKAGGS96 5/30/2011 2:35PM

    Way to go!!!! Keep up all the hard work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHIERTINA 5/30/2011 2:22PM

  Awesome. As always, I love the can-itude. Can't wait to hear what you do on your vacation. Have an excellent weekend!!!! emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 5/30/2011 2:10PM

    Way to go girl!!! I know you can do it.

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OJIBWEEQUAY 5/30/2011 1:45PM

    YES you can!!!! Awesome Success!!! emoticon

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DAISY443 5/30/2011 1:41PM

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If I push real hard

Sunday, May 29, 2011

If I push real hard, I can feel my hip bones.

If I push real hard, I can achieve what I set out to do.

If I push real hard, I can see progress.

Here is what "Pushing really hard" won't do:

Pushing really hard will not change anyone else. It will only change me.

Completed bootcamp.
Lost 2 pounds since Thursday.
I am stronger than cookies.
When I have a goal, I am more motivated to work hard to achieve it.
Eventually, I wont have to push real hard to feel my hip bones.
Eventually, they will just be there, right below the skin.
By pushing hard now, I wont have to push hard later.
I can't MAKE people do what I want. I can only live my life.

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CANNIE50 5/31/2011 6:23PM

    People are like the weather, they do change (sometimes for the worse, sometimes for the better) but not because we want them to. LOVE this blog. Amen, honey.

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LUVDOGZ 5/30/2011 8:19AM

    Love it! emoticon emoticon

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    GREAT blog!!!!!!!!!! :)

- Michelle

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BBGYRL4 5/29/2011 7:18PM

    Awesome blog! You're do right about only being able to change yourself. Thanks for this!

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KAMAPERRY 5/29/2011 5:36PM

    Amen!! emoticon

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COUCHDIVA333 5/29/2011 4:29PM

    congrats on the hard work!
your positive can do attitude is inspiring. thank you!

this made me think of that old diet pepsi commercial... how do you get a body in a pepsi bottle... push REAL HARD.. lol.

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DAISY443 5/29/2011 2:04PM

    Absolutely correct! Good for you!

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AUNTIELES53 5/29/2011 1:48PM

    love it :)

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/29/2011 12:39PM

    Ditto, when I have a goal I am more motivated too!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/29/2011 12:33PM

    Push it, sister! emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 5/29/2011 12:29PM

    Totally agree. You can only make yourself a better person.

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Didya hear the one about.....

Friday, May 27, 2011

Hey did ya hear the one about the fat girl, trying to lose weight? Yea, and while she was doing it, she kept baking stuff? For other people? hahahahaaha, yea. Its hilarious.


I will have you know, I stayed in range, ate 1 cookie and 1 cake ball. I am done eating for the night (you can even check my tracker! In fact, I wish you would cause I am brutally honest on that thing!) and I am done baking for the weekend. emoticon

Be gone, you damned BAKED GOODS! You may bring joy to others, but you? ARE. NOT. MY. FRIEND.

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TERRYT55 5/30/2011 3:52PM

    I LOVE to bake and cook but do very little baking anymore unless it's for and event away from home. If it's in the house I will eat it!

Good for you for stopping at one cookie & one cake have far more self control than I do.

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COUCHDIVA333 5/28/2011 9:46PM

    i totally miss baking. i don't even try it. i would eat it all. i used to make brownies weekly. my poor husband has gone without for almost a year, lol.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/28/2011 7:10AM

    Good for you! Jan 1 Cookie Monster 0!!!

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DAISY443 5/28/2011 6:52AM

    So, I was traveling and stopped to get a healthy breakfast at Subway. Did you know they have biscuits and gravy? Then the nice lady gave me a free cookie, because she said she broke it. When I got back out to the pickup, the sack was full of broken cookies! Did I do the right thing and turn down the biscuits and gravy for an egg white omelet? Did I save the cookies for my sons? He**, no, I ate the whole thing! Oh, well, better days ahead! The point of all this is to say, "I understand"!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/27/2011 11:53PM

    You make me laugh!! Glad you stuck to just the one cookie and one cake ball! You are welcome to check my food too, I am brutally honest too.

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ALOFA0509 5/27/2011 10:58PM

    lol... I'm baking peanut butter granola with mini chocolate chips for my niece's road trip...Ummm lets just say I had to make another batch for.... Her!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Good on you for only eating 1!!! Have a terrific wknd sista

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MOHAW54 5/27/2011 10:52PM

    confusing :(

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Commitment and remembering

Friday, May 27, 2011

This holiday weekend, I am
Committed to weighing less than I do today when I weigh in on Tuesday. (227.4)
Committed to NOT using this as an excuse to eat, but using it as a reason to MOVE.
Committed to Completing my 28 day bootcamp on Sunday.

Remembering why I am doing this
Remembering how far I have come
Remembering who and what is important (and I dont think cheeseburgers make the list).

This weekend I am committed to being helpful, strong, supportive and inspirational, especially to my in laws who will be making some tough choices regarding my FIL and Hospice.

I want people to marvel at my self control and comment under their breathe that I am really starting to bug them.(teeeheeee)
I want my choices to be motivational to other people that they, too, can change their bodies and their lives.
I want people to see that my lifestyle is glorious and freeing and not a punishment or a sacrifice.
I want to be a Damn shining light to everyone who knows me.
I want to amaze myself

What do you commit to this weekend?

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KAMAPERRY 5/28/2011 7:45PM

    I commit to working out tomorrow and Monday and eating good the whole weekend!

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DONNACFIT 5/28/2011 9:50AM

    Great inspiring blog..I've been reading some blogs to get inspiration and thanks for a great one :)

Time to get back on track..

Have a great hoiday weekend..we had ours in Canada last weekend.

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    GREAT BLOG! :)

As for me, I commit to staying on track, hitting my calorie goals, getting in all my water, maintaining my 10-minute-a-day exercise streak, and enjoying every moment of every day!! :)

- Michelle

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BECOMINGJAMI 5/27/2011 2:50PM

    Well, Jan, you are a Damn shining light to me. :) And many others, from the looks of it. You're on the right track.

Sounds like an amazing set of commitments, and I'd do well to follow your example. Have a great holiday weekend! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers, like you always are.

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BADASSBLONDIE 5/27/2011 1:52PM

    I commit to continuing to track my food this weekend.

I commit to getting some things done this weeekend, especially regarding my school and work applications and cleaning the apartment.

I commit to not getting mopey about spending my weekend being productive instead of sleeping.

I do commit to getting some sleep, though.

I commit to rocking my swims.

I commit to batch cooking for the first time ever this Sunday.

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MOONBIRD 5/27/2011 12:55PM

    You are AWESOME!! I can't wait to do the same things! I am excited to complete the bootcamp and I haven't missed a day! We are going to be out some this weekend, but I am planning my food so I can stay on track. I might have to fit in an ice cream cone at the amusement park though! ;)

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VAMANOS 5/27/2011 12:45PM

    I am committed to finishing the weeding and digging in my garden space so I can plant the rest of my garden. I'm committed to cleaning out the last of the boxes in my sunroom so we can enjoy it, and getting the yard sale items ready to go the following weekend.

I'm committed to graciously consenting to do something my husband considers fun, even it it turns out to interfere with my own plans.

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DAISY443 5/27/2011 12:33PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You are that shining light! Shine on!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/27/2011 12:06PM

    You ARE a shining light to so many of us!

I am committed to working out like I would any other weekend
I am committed to NOT eating my weight in hotdogs , so good, but SOOO bad!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/27/2011 11:29AM

    Great! emoticon

I am committed to exercising and wowing people with my progress.
I am committed to continue cooking healthy using whole foods.
I am committed to smiling.
I also want people to marvel at my self control and to comment under their breathe that I am really starting to bug them!

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