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I hit it and aint gonna quit it!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

70 pounds lost TODAY! WOoohooo Wednesday and super happy, booty shake dance! Man, this was a long time coming and it feels fantastic!

Next goal: 2 pounds until I am out of the 220's.
That will mean leaving behind the 290's, 280's, 270's, 260's, 250's, 240's, 230's and then the 220's!

This means I only have about 10 pounds until I weigh less than my hubby which has been a goal since I started.

I tend to focus on 5 pounds at a time. I dont know if you remember when I wrote the blog about my visualization? I visualize a desert highway with a mountain behind me and one in front of me. I see myself walking down this road and every mile marker is 5 pounds. I am alot farther from where I started now and alot closer to where I am going.

My originial goal was to lose 111 pounds. I will reasses when I get there, the main thing is, I am getting there.

The point I was to make is that EVERYONE can do THIS! I am not special, I do not have super powers. So many people in my "real" life tell me how great I am doing and that they need to lose weight but then they go on Jenny Craig or try super excercise situations or get B12 shots and it frustrates me.

ALL YOU NEED IS SPARK! The support and information is the key. The tracking is critical, especially in the beginning.

You also need something you cannot get anywhere: You need commitment. You better really want it, peeps, or it aint gonna happen no matter what you do.
You have to want it enough that you will try every day, even when you fail.
You have to want it enough to quit lying to yourself.
You have to want it enough that going for a walk becomes something you look forward to and not a punishment.
You have to want it enough that you will stick to it, that you wont give up, to understand you deserve to have a healthy body that can allow you to live a full, healthy,happy life.

When I started 15 months ago, I decided I would lose 111 pounds in a year. Alot of people did it! I read their stories and was inspired. I have not been able to do it in that time frame although if I had wanted to, I could have worked harder and done it.

Instead as time went on, I adjusted my goal and found a pace that I could live with. Sometimes I have been frustrated by how slowly I have lost, especially since January, but the important thing is I have kept going. I will never quit.

This 70 pound goal is not a stopping point. It is just a place to pause for a minute and look back up that road, to all the 5 pounds markers that are behind me. I will look back, then turn around and keep walking toward the next mountain.

I still have a ways to go but It's cool though. I like to walk now.

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FRENCHTOSD 6/25/2011 7:22PM

    I just got to a 100 pound loss today, and I agree with everything you've said. I also love my walks now. Keep on Sparking!

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MOONBIRD 6/25/2011 2:55PM

    Woo hoo! Congrats on the 70 lbs! I love this blog! I've often felt the same people think you must be special or have some secret. You have to be willing to do what it takes and work at it everyday, and you are doing that! Way to go!

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TERRYT55 6/25/2011 1:10PM

    Congrats! I love your visual of a mountain behind you and one in front with each mile marker being five pounds.

So happy for you! Keep up the wonderful work!

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BIGMAMAT 6/24/2011 6:52PM

    WOOHOOOOOO! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Congratulations!!!! soooo proud of you!!!

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    I love that you see every 5 pounds as a mile marker. I hate it when I see people make these huge goals without stopping to see how far they have come! 100 pounds is a lot...but as long as you see every five pounds lost as a triumph you will get there! Go Jan!

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    Way to go! What an inspiration and a healthy dose of truth! So happy for you and can't wait to see you reach the next 5 lbs and so on emoticon

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 6/22/2011 10:49PM

    Thanks for reminding me how bad I want it. Congrats, Jan. You da best!

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MARIO432 6/22/2011 10:18PM

    Congratulations - that's a great accomplishment. Your right all you need is Spark.

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SWTHNY- 6/22/2011 9:06PM

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BRAINYBLONDE5 6/22/2011 8:55PM

  this brought tears to my eyes. i am so happy for you because you are a beautiful person, inside and out and i couldnt be happier for you. you worked hard for this, and deserve this.

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DOODIE59 6/22/2011 8:05PM

    Wow! You must feel great.
Thanks for your wisdom, too.
And good luck on the rest of your journey!

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RIGBY31 6/22/2011 7:02PM

    Jan!! You done did it... your way! Hip! Hip! Hooray!
70 units of poundage,.,.,. buh-bye! emoticon

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CANNIE50 6/22/2011 4:44PM

    There are so many things I enjoyed about this blog - your attitude, your goals, your reassessments along the way....
You reminded me that (as a Seattle Mariner's baseball fan) one of my goals was to weigh less than Ichiro (don't ask me why...) and, I just double-checked, and I DO! I love this line from your blog in particular "I found a pace I could live with" - I will be committing that to memory, and quoting you. I share your frustration with people who want it the "quick and easy" way. As one poster said, very well, "they can look at us and see that what we are doing works, without us saying a word." Amen.

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    HUGE emoticon

This is awesome! You are such an inspiration!

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TERIANA 6/22/2011 4:37PM

    It is not about speed, it is about consistency and commitment. Congratulations and thanks for an inspirational story in the middle of the week! Keep on walkin!

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/22/2011 4:23PM

    WOO HOO for you! I think every marker needs to be celebrated along the way, but hitting 70 pounds? That is a big one! Way to go--you will be out of the 220s before you know it.

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SLFRISBEY 6/22/2011 4:20PM

    WOOHOOO!!!! I so so happy for you, oing a little booty shakin' dance in your honor! Enjoy your success, you've earned it!

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RUNNER12COM 6/22/2011 4:15PM

    You are an amazing success story!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 6/22/2011 3:53PM

    woohooo is right! Way to go mama! Awe I heart this blog!!!! I too need to stop and reflect at times!! And you are Special! To all of us! SPARKle! emoticon emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 6/22/2011 2:56PM

    70 POUNDS IS emoticon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will be here to "cheer" you on to the finish line.

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MKACILLAS 6/22/2011 2:46PM

    Congrats on Losing 70 pds. You should be proud of yourself. I agree wholeheartily that you have to really want it and not look at it as a chore . It should be a lifestyle of being healthy and feeling Strong! emoticon

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DEBBIE19580 6/22/2011 2:20PM

    thats awesome!!congrats on the 70 pds!!!! you worked your butt off for this!!! im soooo looking forward to the day i can weigh less then my husband!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BADASSBLONDIE 6/22/2011 1:37PM

    How the f*ck do you hit 70 lbs lost right after a vaca?! Seriously, I'm just in awe of you Mama! F*cking bamf!

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VAMANOS 6/22/2011 12:50PM

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I so get the frustration part. My friends and family do the same thing, and I tell them the same thing, and yet...they have to try those crazy diets for themselves. I even poured out an impassioned plea to a bunch of strangers on a Facebook page that one friend invited me to. Everyone there is talking about some super diet that will help you lose 42 pounds in a month. I tried to tell them how jumping on diet fads made me just get fatter and fatter over 30 years, but kids are so impatient. I'm going to quit banging my head against that wall, it just gives me a headache. ONE sister-in-law followed me here to SP, and she has done a great job. The two of us ought to be proof enough, just looking at us, without saying a darn thing. Ha!

Sorry to rant in your blog. You can delete it if you want.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 6/22/2011 11:36AM


Congratulations on your accomplishments so far! I hope a lot of people read your blog, as I think you have an excellent attitude about your journey.

Spark on! emoticon

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BBGYRL4 6/22/2011 11:36AM

    Congratulations Jan, that's AWESOME!! Can't wait for you to leave the 220's behind too!! Keep it up! emoticon

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LESLIES537 6/22/2011 11:33AM

    That's WAY cool! A big CONGRATS on 70 lbs lost! That's AWESOME!! This blog is so inspiring. I totally understand about the frustration that comes with people making excuses for themselves or going on some crazy diet. People will ask what I'm doing and I tell them SP--then they go and try jenny craig or some fad diet and I'm all..hellooo?! Weren't you listening to me? Spark is all you need! That, the commitment, and the determination--if you have all of those the rest is cake! emoticon

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TURTLERASKIN 6/22/2011 11:29AM

    Woo hoo! Congrats!

I do kinda feel like I'm in a cult now, the way people treat me when I answer their objections to spark, but you're right: spark + perseverance = weight loss. Not necessarily on the time frame you thought, or in the way you thought, but the formula is solid. Way to go!

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CAALAN23 6/22/2011 11:27AM

    I am grinning to see such FIERCE joy!

Good for you!


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EMSJOURNEY 6/22/2011 11:19AM

    i hit 70 pounds lost yesterday!! GREAT feeling isn't it!? WAY TO GO US! =)

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LISSIEONE 6/22/2011 11:12AM

    You're a beast lady! WHOO HOO!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!! I am within five pounds of my husband now, I am sooooo excited to pass him. Unfortunately he keeps losing weight too! (Not really unfortunately, I am so happy for him he has lost over 70 pounds and looks FANTASTIC!) I will however pass him because he is close to his goal weight and my goal is less than his :)

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BECOMING_HOLLY 6/22/2011 11:01AM

    emoticon What an awesome Woo Hoo Wednesday for you!! Congrats on the weight loss! Maybe you should take some stock in a lighter fluid company? emoticon

Have an awesome week!! emoticon

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TREASURINGLIFE 6/22/2011 10:58AM

    Yay MAMA!! Congrats!!

And as always, thanks for the remarkably inspiring, butt-kickin' blog!


- Michelle

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Motivators and some site improvement suggestions

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Have you been friends with someone for awhile that ALWAYS brings you up? Just always knows the right things to say? You notice that they comment on others blogs and are encouraging and really motivating? Did you know that you can nominate them to be a sparkpeople motivator? You may have used that little nomination button on their page or maybe you have never noticed it. It is a very easy way to bring recognition to someone who is worthy and then that would allow someone else to discover this awesome person to help them on their way as well.
Give someone some props today!!

I was thinking how nice it would be if we could have some sort of "like" button, similar to facebook, to let someone know you read their comment on your page or blog but maybe you just didn't have time to respond. Or maybe some other quicker way to respond to them. I find myself short on time sometimes and although I read every single comment and every single spark goodie, sometimes it is hard to be able to respond to everyone.

I WANT to, I really do, because the comments mean sooo much to me. They encourage me, make me laugh, give me advice and make me think. Comments are really the lifeline and what makes SP work but I think the process could be streamlined.

I am sure you have commented on someone's page or blog and you wonder if they ever read it or why they didnt respond. Would it make you feel better to know that they did and they liked it or loved it or it made them "lol". I know I would love it.

Some of the more popular blogs (over 500 responses! Really??) How would someone find time to respond to everyone?

If you agree, lets start requesting this to SP or "like" this blog so we can get some attention for the improvement that I think would be very beneficial.

You guys have a great day and make someone else's day brighter.


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MOONBIRD 6/25/2011 2:54PM

    I totally agree with this and I liked your blog. I just can't comment to every single person and respond to every single e mail I get and everything. It's overwhelming, but I do read all the comments and try to answer as many questions as I can.

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TERRYT55 6/25/2011 1:07PM

    Great blog......I've been thinking of the "like" button idea too. As a matter of fact I find myself looking for it on this site forgetting SP doesn't have one!

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    Great idea! I lose time to the real world all the time, leaving me less time to read blogs and posts that I know I would enjoy, much less comment on them.

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CANNIE50 6/21/2011 11:10PM

    great ideas, Miss Smarty pants emoticon Actually, I do respond to everyone who comments on my blogs because I most definitely do not get 500!!! comments - oh my gosh, I cannot imagine that many comments. I am so appreciative of the comments I get - I have learned something from, or been uplifted by, nearly every comment I have ever received (even the couple not so complimentary ones - which I can handle since I am a grown-up, after all). I sure am glad you are back and in fine blogging form.

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/21/2011 9:39PM

    Great suggestions!

I definitely nominate as many people as I can! It is such a great idea.


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MKACILLAS 6/21/2011 7:25PM

    Great Ideas! I am sure if facebook has it Sparkpeople can do it also. emoticon

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GIRANIMAL 6/21/2011 4:06PM

    Great idea! I "liked" it too. emoticon

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VAMANOS 6/21/2011 3:55PM

    That WOULD be awesome! I seldom reply to the people who respond on my blogs, but I definitely read and appreciate all responses. And I don't think a like button would be hard to implement, especially since there's already one on the status posts. I'll jump on the Community Team suggestion board and request it. Maybe if, as you say, enough of us do that, it will happen soon!

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TURTLERASKIN 6/21/2011 12:03PM

    I just assume that everyone knows we can't respond to every single comment -- I don't expect it from people, and I hope they don't look down on me for not doing it myself. I love the idea of the like button!

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REBECCAMA 6/21/2011 12:00PM

  I would love a "like" button also. There are so many places where it could be useful- on blogs, on comments, on message board posts. we have it on the friend feed. I think it would be nice to see it on other places too.

I like the motivator thing too. I wish there was a way that we could see if we'd been nominated, or if a spark friend has been nominated.. I don't know how many times you have to be nominated in order to get selected as one... but it would be nice to see that information more easily etc..

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TREASURINGLIFE 6/21/2011 11:38AM

    I'm so with you! I'd love to be able to get back to every single person who responds to one of my blogs, sends me a goodie or comments on my page, but there just isn't enough time and I feel so badly thinking they don't know I've read what they said and I appreciate them taking the time to comment or get in touch with me.

- Michelle

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MAMADWARF 6/21/2011 11:27AM

    Yea Holly, or a chat room where you could invite your friends to meet up! Actually, we dont need sp for that. has free rooms that anyone can set up. You could set up a room, invite your friends for a certain time and day and then give them the password so they could enter...

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DAISY443 6/21/2011 11:25AM

    I so read and appreciate all the comments on my blogs, but don't have time to respond to all of them. A "like" button for comments would be wonderful. You have a great idea!

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BECOMING_HOLLY 6/21/2011 11:20AM

    I "like" button would be AMAZING! We also need the chat option as well - so we can chat it up with people that are also online, in an immediate way. There (of course) need to be an offline option to allow a person to appear offline to guard privacy etc. but it would be nice. (Just to add that to your comments!)

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Vacation pics

Monday, June 20, 2011

So much happened over 10 days, I cannot show you everything so here are just a few highlights.

We went to the mountains above Vernal, Utah and stayed with our friends at their cabin. There were about 12 of us for most days with a few leaving and a few new friends coming until we ended at the dwarf car races down in town.

This is my view every morning off the back of the cabin:

The adorable bedroom we stayed in:

The cute living room/ bar:

The kitchen:

Getting ready to go riding with my crew:

My view from the Razor:

Taking a break:

Some awesome young bucks. There were 6 of them!

Gorgeous views of the Green River farrrrrrrrr below:

Gorgeous views from the Mountain (10,000 feet!)

Friends on the ride:

Just one of hundreds of fish we caught:

My sister, Becky. (aka TEXWIFE)

And finally, me.

This pretty much captures what the last 10 days were like, except I didnt take pix of all the delicious meals we had.

This week is a busy week of getting back to roofing, and prepping for Frank's dad's celebration of life. We will be with his family all weekend but I am taking my laptop cause I will definatly need a break.

Oh yea, I am gonna make 3 kinds of cake pops in homage to Jim. He loved them so that is what I am providing for the service. (Lord, help me during the baking).

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MOONBIRD 6/25/2011 2:56PM

    It looks like you had an awesome time! The photos are great and I LOVE cabins and being out in nature.

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TERRYT55 6/25/2011 1:12PM

    Loved your pictures! I almost felt like I was there! Thanks for sharing

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GRACEISENUF 6/22/2011 2:54PM

    Looks like my kind of vacation, great pics!

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VAMANOS 6/21/2011 3:58PM

    Oh, you have a RAZOR! We just learned about those...they look like so much fun. Beautiful pics, the cabin looks like an ideal spot for a getaway.

Good luck with those cake pops!


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DEBBIE19580 6/21/2011 3:16PM

    THE PICS WERE REALLY BEAUTIFUL!! I'm happy you had a awesome time!!! emoticon emoticon

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RIGBY31 6/21/2011 2:31PM

    What a fun looking crowd. Beautiful scenary. Glad you spared me pics of the scrumptiousness.

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REBECCAMA 6/21/2011 12:01PM

  Wouldn't it be nice if we could LIKE the pictures? LOL! Great pictures. Glad you had a good time.

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SLFRISBEY 6/21/2011 9:10AM

    Beautiful vacation! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    OMG, sounds like my perfect vacation!!!!!!!! I'm so jealous! :)

- Michelle

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BADASSBLONDIE 6/21/2011 8:12AM

    Suuuuch pretty pictures! I'm so happy you're back, though. XOXO

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DAISY443 6/21/2011 4:56AM

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics! Glad you are back, I missed you!

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BIGMAMAT 6/21/2011 1:16AM

    Looks like a wonderful time Jan! Simply gorgeous! Don't you dare eat those cake pops! emoticon

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    Thank you for the pictures. emoticon

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TURTLERASKIN 6/20/2011 11:31PM

    Great pics! Sounds like it was a good vacation!

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CANNIE50 6/20/2011 11:28PM

    It was nice to take a tiny little vacation by looking at your wonderful pictures. I love that you are honoring your f.i.l. by baking something he was so fond of. Be sure you have had a big meal before you start baking, and then pray, and then ask someone who loves you to pretty-please duct tape your mouth shut before commencing to mix up those cute little sugar bombs you make (oops, that would be ME who would need the duct taping, not you). I am glad you will be Sparking while at your in-laws. Between the emotion of the service, and you being surrounded by others who are steeped in emotion, I like the image of you retreating to re-kindle your Spark.

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PINKHOPE 6/20/2011 11:20PM

    What a lovely vacation and great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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OH NO! Weight gain!

Monday, June 20, 2011

I have been gone nearly 2 weeks and I got on the scale this morning to see how I did and I gained 2 lbs. I am so upset. I can't beleive it! It has taken me sooo long to lose that much weight and now to be up 2 pounds! I am thinking about quitting. I can't do this anymore. It is a waste of time and I am never going to make it. I am tired of trying. I mean, just because I had some drinks and some chips and ate bacon everyday, I should not have gained that much!

Are you thinking that I have lost my mind? That this doesn't sound like me? Well you are right. It sounds like some of you when you get back from being away.
Doesnt it sound ridiculous?

Now, the facts are I did gain 2 pounds (but I figured anything under 5 was acceptable). I did eat bacon every day but I kept a mental track as the day went on and I was lucky to be able to track on SP most days. I had some drinks (a few every couple of days and more than a few on one day! wink, wink). I walked every few days and I did walk back up that same mountain from last October and did it easier and faster. I did nowhere near the fitness minutes I do at home.

But really, besides eating a pretty big (for me) breakfast each day, my new lifestyle is just that: A lifestyle and one I can obviously maintain fairly easily. I was gone for almost 2 weeks and 4 of those days were traveling and we all know about on the road eating. My sister and I joked we ate our way across Nevada! But we ate apples and 100 calorie packs of snacks and were quite happy with that.

I am not writing this to brag about myself but to encourage you that no matter what the circumstances, you CAN maintain. If I really had made an effort, I could have come back with a weight loss, I am sure of it.

Although my picture suggests I am a super-hero, I am here to tell you that I am not. I am just like you, someone who wants to lose weight and be healthy and live my life to the best of my abilities. I am also here to tell you that WE can do it, we WILL do it, and 2 pounds is no problem at all. That just proves I had a pretty damn good time, had some treats and enjoyed my vacation.

Those 2 pounds are already gone in my mind and remember, I am still working on getting to my 70 pounds down. 3 to go and then I will go onto the next goal.

Do me a favor today:
Get off your own back and get on someone else's who needs you. Together, we can. (why does that sound so familiar?? lol). Have a great day and I will blog later with some pix.

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DAISY443 6/21/2011 4:59AM

    It is a journey to health, not a diet. You know those pounds will come off because you have established a lifestyle that guarantees it! Good for you!

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    You are just awesome. Really, truly!

Glad you enjoyed your vacation!

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CANNIE50 6/21/2011 12:58AM

    Great blog. Yes, I have read some of those type entries. Maybe SP needs to add a "Snap out of it!" icon - I know I could use that reminder from time to time. I have no doubt you will do what you need to do to get where you need to go. emoticon

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COUCHDIVA333 6/20/2011 10:03PM

    only 2? not bad at all!! hope you had a wonderful relaxing time. glad you are back.

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LOVE2BTHIN2 6/20/2011 3:51PM

    Way to go! Glad you enjoyed your vacation! We have to remember to enjoy life on this weightloss journey. Thanks for reminding us that it's okay to have fun, and that it's still possible to keep things under control while you are doing it. You are an inspiration to all of us! (Love your sense of humor too!) Ronda

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VAMANOS 6/20/2011 3:16PM

    You didn't fool me! Ha. I knew you had your tongue firmly implanted in cheek as I read that first paragraph. Good for you, on all counts!

Funny, I was reading May's Readers Digest (because it was sent elsewhere and I just got it) and there was a blurb on self-compassion. Being as kind to yourself as you would to someone else in the same circumstances. It's missing from most weight-loss advice, and it's SO important, as you have so deftly pointed out. Not giving ourselves permission to slack off, but forgiving ourselves for not being perfect.


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OJIBWEEQUAY 6/20/2011 1:51PM

    YES! I just had a moment this morning! MMM I did enjoy wine, fajitas and cake with the hubby this weekend!I started to get pissy then got over it!!!!!!! We are rockin mama! emoticon

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SCROSS6 6/20/2011 1:47PM

    Great words of wisdom! I didnt do as well as you did, I gained 10 pounds and yes it bothers me and today I start again! Thanks again for sharing

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REBECCAMA 6/20/2011 1:07PM

  You do sound like me, and I know it sounds ridiculous. :-)

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BADASSBLONDIE 6/20/2011 12:52PM

    "I am also here to tell you that WE can do it, we WILL do it, and 2 pounds is no problem at all."

I too gained 2 lbs in the past 2 weeks (although I don't have a vacation exucse... :P) and you're right - we WILL get them off! :D


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KRAWRS 6/20/2011 12:44PM

    P.S. I think you did an AMAZING job! Good for you! Thanks for being an inspiration.

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KRAWRS 6/20/2011 12:43PM

    I sure was thinking you'd lost your mind! Glad you're still the same you, sense of humor and all! :p

I've decided I'm done fretting. Just like I'm done not trying.

Come on, you 110 lbs.... I'm ready to take you out!!!!!!

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RIGBY31 6/20/2011 12:43PM

    You had me at bacon. I KNOW how to maintain, all too well in fact. Getting my backside moving again and watching the scale go down is making me furious to the point of action. In fact, I moved my hand weights onto my desk to work with at will. Your vacation sounds beautiful, fun, relaxing. Glad you're back, get your boots on and wind up to give me a swift kick.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/20/2011 12:31PM

    This is why you're awesome! Always making it a learning experience for EVERYONE! You're so right though. How many blogs do we read that people sound just like? Love it! I have no doubt that you'll get that weight off. With all that bacon, it's probably water weight.

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 6/20/2011 12:30PM

    When I started reading this blog i said to myself, "Hold on self, what's going on!" You have it exactly right, it's a lifestyle change. And I'm glad to hear that you're already over those 2 lbs and looking forward to losing 3 more. Good on you! Welcome back!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/20/2011 12:24PM

    I am happy you are not letting something like this get you down. I wish I could eat bacon everyday. :)

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DEBBIE19580 6/20/2011 12:21PM

    I LOVED THIS BLOG!!! yep, thats exactly like some of us sound!!! its crazy!!! you did sooooo awesome!!! enjoy your day!! emoticon emoticon

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JBARSTOW 6/20/2011 11:50AM

    Love the straightforward approach - you're a great writer.

Glad you had a ball on the trip!

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GOLIONS 6/20/2011 11:33AM

    Do not quit. Figure out what is going on. Did you track your food and exercise? Did you eat foods high in sodium? Did you have a few extra drinks this weekend? Besides, two pounds is easy to explain, and to get rid of. Just lean on us for support

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BECOMING_HOLLY 6/20/2011 11:22AM

    I loved this blog! It was really the focus that I needed today as I am going out of town on Thursday. Thank you so much for writing this! I really appreciate you as a spark friend!

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TURTLERASKIN 6/20/2011 11:05AM

    Ha! For a minute I thought you were serious! You're so, so right: this is our life now, and it will have ups and downs. We have the tools here at spark to deal with the ups and downs. We can do it!

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BOOKWORM27S 6/20/2011 10:52AM

    With all the sodium from the bacon... most of that is probably just water weight!
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DIANNE20111 6/20/2011 10:50AM

  Nip this in the bud now.

You have worked hard and come a long way so don't start sliding back down.

I ignored that 2 lb. weight gain and it ballooned to 20 so the journey has begun again.

Stick with it girl , you are doing great!!!


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TREASURINGLIFE 6/20/2011 10:49AM

    Ha - as far as I'm concerned, gaining 2 pounds after 2 weeks on vacation is a freakin' amazing accomplishment! Hell, I gained 2 pounds just last week, and that was after staying completely on plan for the entire week! As you know from your pre-trip weigh-in, even despite doing everything right the scale doesn't always reward you.

Anyway, keep up the amazing job and I can't wait to see the pictures from vacation! :)

So glad to have you back, by the way!!

- Michelle

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Can you feel it?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Can you feel that buzz? The excitement in the air? The aniticipation? YES! YOU CAN! and we all know what is happening....

LOL... I know you missed me and I missed you and I cant wait to tell you more about it and see what is going on with you guys... I will be home sunday ngiht and we will catch up.

Love y'all.... Jan

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TREASURINGLIFE 6/20/2011 10:23AM

    Welcome back! You've been GREATLY missed! :)

- Michelle

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BIGMAMAT 6/20/2011 6:58AM

    Cant wait !!!! emoticon

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 6/20/2011 12:00AM

    Welcome back!

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VAMANOS 6/19/2011 6:12PM

    I know you had a grand time, will be looking forward to the details and more pictures.

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    Welcome Back!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/18/2011 5:03PM

    Missed you!

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IMIN2GENES 6/18/2011 4:46PM

    Safe trip home! Can't wait to hear more!

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TURTLERASKIN 6/18/2011 4:31PM

    Man, you crack me up! Safe trip home!

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CANNIE50 6/18/2011 4:10PM

    Oh dear, however will I sleep tonight knowing there is such a momentous occasion happening tomorrow? Seriously, have a safe journey home, and be prepared to blog your heart out!

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SEESTARS 6/18/2011 3:11PM

    have a safe trip

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DAISY443 6/18/2011 2:33PM

    It's about time!!!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/18/2011 2:12PM

    So glad you've had a good trip and glad you're coming home! I have the Big 1 yr blog up, and I can't wait for you to read it!

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