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My weekend (pictures)

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

It all started with my new granddog, Cortez, coming home. He is an 8 week old bulldog but he will not be living here. He lives with his dad (my daughters boyfriend) but he came for lots of visits this weekend. He is paralyzing because when he comes in, all we can do is stop and watch him and freak out whenever he does something! IE: OMG! he just sneezed! He is the most adorable thing!! SQUEEEEEE!~ or look at him with that chew toy! He is adorable! SQUEEEE!

Then at midnight, my sister came from Los Angeles with my 20 year old neice and her boyfriend so I was up till 1 or so talking. We had a BBQ planned on saturday at my house so family came and we just visited and hung out and played some board games. Then we had an amazing dinner of Tritip, pasta salad, garlic bread and fresh corn. I gotta tell you, I am a great cook! lol. We watched the MMA fight and were in bed by 11. Not too bad. The only thing is, it has been over 100 for the last 4 days so it makes it hard to sleep when it is so muggy and doesnt cool off well at night.

We got up in the morning and Frank said we should take Stich for a walk cause it will be hot later and we will be busy. I didnt want to go but I did and sweat was pouring off me! But I was glad I did it. Then I drove my 16 year old nephew an hour away to go home. He had gone with Kady to work at a big a concert in San Jose. He was tired in a way only 16 year old boys can be! When I got back, we loaded up to go to our freinds BBQ.... .

I made sweet and sour meatballs to take cause they are kind of my specialty and always requested. There was a lot of fruit so I did great and my friends made turkey burgers (in my honor) and it surprised me how many people wanted those instead of the regular beef ones. Where did I get in trouble? A little drink called "skip and go nakeds" which I havent had in years. It is beer, vodka and lemonade and sounds terrible but it is delicious and sooo refreshing when it is hot. Yea. I had 3 in an hour and Frank looked at me and just started laughing. He goes, "Oh yea. You are lit up! " So we had lots of fun, tossing people in the pool, catching up with old freinds, meeting new people etc. I did great foodwise but alchol wise? eh. I didnt even track it cause I was thinking " lost cause" lol.Here is a picture of my neices, JC, (daughter Kelly), Jamie and Sarah. Arent they gorgeous! Poor Kady had to work so she missed it.

My sister drove us home and everyone in the car wanted in and out burgers!! OH NO!! I was proud of myself and only had 5 french fries but they are the best smelling burgers in the universe so it took iron will!

So on Monday morning, I was pretty done with parties and people and family. and Frank said we should take stitchy again. I said, I can't I have to go to the store. He goes, "get dressed. I will take you to the store after". What a slave driver!!! Again, pouring sweat. So when we got back, I just really wanted to jump in the shower but my sister was leaving that day and she was dawdling about but finally, they left and I got a shower and the house was suddenly quiet and still. Frank and I both fell asleep in our chairs for half an hour and it was soo nice and refreshing. I had another BBQ planned becuase a few family members couldnt be there for any other events and Kady was excited to have a thing so we did.
So my niece from other side of the family came with her little girl who is 5 and her boyfriend.Doesnt this just say it all?

WE had so much fun. We played Dance Battle on xbox kinect for like 4 hours. It was hilarious. My nephew and his wife came and some of the kids freinds.WE had a great dinner of slow cooked ribs, pasta salad, macaroni salad (with fat free mayo), corn, beans, garlic bread. We just played and stuff until fireworks time.

I was soo glad to go to bed and get back to a normal existance. No alcohol, no extra snacking, decent meals. I am tired! lol.. I am also glad my hubby kept me moving even when I didnt want to and I ate pretty well. But the drinking? Uh, no.

Frank is getting off work early today and I think we are going to a local lake with the kids this afternoon (still over 100 degrees today) and take Stitchy for some boat rides. Her favorite!! I will take pictures.

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ANAJAK 7/11/2011 3:01AM

    O.M.G. Puppyyyyy..... I wana cuddle too.... Please give him a bit of a squeeze for me next time you see him!!

You had so much fun!! My bday is the 5th July so I get to party here too even though it is the middle of winter!!

Now... Recipes please (yes even the alcoholic ones:))


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KAMAPERRY 7/6/2011 1:17AM

    What an adorable puppy!! You had alot of fun!

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    Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I am proud of you In-N-Out triumph!

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ALOFA0509 7/5/2011 6:46PM

OH that dog is too darn cute!!!!!!! sounds like a fun filled wknd- spending time with family in the summer is the best..

You are the Queen for saying no to In-Out Burger.. Bravo!!!

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    I love your picture blogs! And I'm going to go over there and steal that puppy.

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GAELENEC 7/5/2011 1:18PM

    Awesome awesome sounding weekend! Loved the pics!

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TSKAGGS96 7/5/2011 1:02PM

    Glad you had a great weekend! The puppy is adorable!!!!

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GRACEISENUF 7/5/2011 12:48PM

    Thanks for sharing your holiday time with all of us. That puppy is just too durn cute.

Kuddos to you Jan I have NEVER been able to say no to an In n-out burger. emoticon (da bomb)


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SANDERSON83 7/5/2011 12:38PM

    I want to eat that baby puppy up he's so freakin' CUTE!!! I must agree that "skip and go naked" sounds NASTY, but I'm not a beer fan so that might sway my opinion. LOL. Glad you had such a fun weekend! Enjoy a moment to relax!

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    I think both you and I both need a day to recover from our long weekend! LOL!

- Michelle

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PATTYCAKE17 7/5/2011 12:23PM

    Great blog, great fun! and lots of fun reading it! the grandog is sooooo cute! I'll bet he was fun to watch.
My grandson and I watched a teeny tiny inch worm go through his paces yesterday, and even that was fun. Animals are so entertaining! Happy 5th. emoticon

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BECOMING_HOLLY 7/5/2011 12:18PM

    Sounds like you had an awesome weekend! Thank you for sharing your life with us and your pictures too!

Cortez is a cutie patootie!

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RIGBY31 7/5/2011 12:11PM

    Fantastic weekend! Food is always a challenge... but your saying no to an In-N-Out burger is the ultimate triumph. I toast you! (oh wait, we're not drinking today, right?).

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/5/2011 12:03PM

    Sounds like you had an awesome weekend! Cortez is so stinkin' cute!

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TURTLERASKIN 7/5/2011 11:55AM

    Sounds like a fun time -- including the alcohol! Maybe you sweated it all out with your walks??

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HEALTHYASHLEY 7/5/2011 11:52AM

    Sounds like an amazing weekend! Alcohol was my downfall too. I really am coming to steal Cortez. I mean it. I LOVE bulldogs!

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SLFRISBEY 7/5/2011 11:38AM

    What a fantastic weekend! Love all the family time :)

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IMIN2GENES 7/5/2011 11:38AM

    Awesome weekend! Hope you get a break from the heat soon... Yikes!

That puppy is just to cute for words...

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DAISY443 7/5/2011 11:35AM

    What a great weekend! I could tell you a tale about drinking "skip and go naked", but I'm not gonna! Love that little dog!

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New Bulldog grand-dog.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

He lives with his daddy, Art, but he comes to visit his Mommy(Kelly) and the rest of the family, too. He is very calm, sweet and sooo funny. I mean, there isnt much more adorable, I dont think.

Here is a link for a lot more pix of the baby, Cortez. He is soooo stinking cute I could just die!

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HEYBUTT 7/8/2011 9:38AM

    Dies and is dead from THE CUTE!

And I love that you call him your grand-dog!

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    OMG look at that little smudged up nose! OMG so freaking cute! Such cuteness should be illegal, I say! He should be detained immediately! And the punishment?! Ooodles of snuggles!

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KITHKINCAID 7/5/2011 10:30AM

    O.M.G. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Baby bulldogs are the cutest things in the WHOLE world. I want to smush his little face.....gahhhhh!

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SLFRISBEY 7/5/2011 9:20AM

    what a sweet heart! I LOVE Bulldogs! Just want to cuddle that little guy!

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    Oh man - he is soooo freakin' cute!!! :)

- Michelle

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BD3269PM 7/5/2011 6:42AM

    He is so cute! Enjoy emoticon

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KATYMACK 7/5/2011 4:44AM

    OMG, how adorable is he.

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/5/2011 2:49AM

    Oh my gosh, adorable as can be!!

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    Very cute!

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IMIN2GENES 7/4/2011 9:23PM

    Love the puppy! Way to cure for words...

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/4/2011 5:46PM

    Cutest doggie evah!



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BIGMAMAT 7/4/2011 9:36AM

    adorable!!!!!! emoticon

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VAMANOS 7/3/2011 11:37AM

    Too cute for words! Thanks for the link to the other pics, too. Adorable!

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TURTLERASKIN 7/3/2011 10:33AM

    Too cute!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/3/2011 6:35AM

    OMG, he is SOOOO freakin' cute! How can you not just squeeze him all day long, what a cutie pie!

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DAISY443 7/3/2011 4:47AM

    Good thing my lease at my new home with my slum lord (my wonderful son), includes a clause that I can have only one dog and one cat or I would head right out the Humane Society and look for one just like him. He is so adorable! Ahhh, my son knows me too well! Cortez is adorable!

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SARA72121 7/3/2011 1:12AM

    He is too cute! I know it sounds crazy but I miss puppy breath!

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GRACEISENUF 7/3/2011 1:02AM

    I went and checked out all the I want one!

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GRACEISENUF 7/3/2011 1:00AM

    Awwww he is so cute..he almost looks like a plush stuffed animal. What a sweet baby bulldog. My hubs had several growing up and my Dad had one when he was a child too.

It's the official Marine Corp. dog so of course my hubby had to get a bulldog tattoo on his arm when he was a young pilot. One of my daughters first words was "puppy" when she pointed to her Dad's bulldog sure cracked us up!

Enjoy Cortez Grandma Jan :)


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Spend the day with me (pictures)

Friday, July 01, 2011

Frank and I finished up a job in Santa Cruz yesterday and got to spend the day over there. It was nice to get away, just the two of us.

The morning started out at Mcdonalds (Egg mcmuffin, no meat) and it was really yummy. Hashbrowns went flying out the window (score 1 for Jan). Then we went down to Capitola

And saw some Pelican's

and some California grown weirdo's

Then we went down the road to Santa Cruz and had lunch on the wharf and it was sooo delicious!

And had a gorgeous view and fantastic service

Then we walked along the wharf

And we saw these sea lions. The big old boy was working hard to get the ladies attention!

And we saw a couple of otters
And this was dinner!

Even with what I ate yesterday, I still stayed within range, drank all my water and walked around a lot! No harm done.

Great way to wind down from the last few weeks and get ready for a busy weekend of friends, family and BBQ. I will have a house full with 16 year old nephew spending weekend, My sister from L. A. coming today with her 20 year old daughter and her boyfriend, various drop ins, Rose stealing adventure tomorrow, BBQ at a friends house on sunday and BBQ at my house on Monday with fireworks etc... I will take pix and I hope you guys have a fabulous long weekend. Remember, this is not an excuse to eat, it is a reason to celebrate! That is different!

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RUNNER12COM 7/6/2011 2:28PM

    What a wonderful day. And way to prove that you can eat and drink like a real person and still stay within your numbers.

You're fabulous.

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TERRYT55 7/5/2011 2:04PM

    I loved this blog! Looks like you had a beautiful day. Thanks for sharing

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IMIN2GENES 7/4/2011 9:21PM

    What an awesome day! Thanks for sharing the pics.

PS - I'm with Turtleraskin... it's Operation Rose Liberation.

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MOMMYTO1IN2012 7/4/2011 10:47AM

    Looks like a great day! I love your seal pics!

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NEENSTER1 7/4/2011 10:33AM

    emoticon for sharing. Looks like you had a blast!! emoticon emoticon

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DISP715 7/2/2011 6:35PM

    What a great day! Good luck with the roses. Keep us updated! HUGS!

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BIGMAMAT 7/2/2011 4:24PM

    looks like a wonderful day. emoticon

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GAELENEC 7/1/2011 7:18PM

    Beautiful day!

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SARAWALKS 7/1/2011 6:53PM

    Looking good, Jan! I love seeing the animals and the water! Beautiful! emoticon

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KIMBANN 7/1/2011 3:35PM

    Great day - thanks for sharing!

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GRACEISENUF 7/1/2011 2:35PM

    Looks like a great day. Tim and I love to do similiar things. We just love being together as we are best friends too.

Hope you have a wonderful 4th celebration with friends and family.

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 7/1/2011 2:02PM

    Hey, I didn't know my cousins were out west. Isn't their RV funny! I'll have to tell them they made your blog.

It sounds like you had a great time and all that beautiful scenery walking??? I'm very jealous, but in a good way! I'm glad you got to take a break and have some fun. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Oh yeah, BTW, I was teasing. Not my cousins. I just love to do that tho. If people are talking about someone, I love to speak up and say, "Hey, that's my cousin." and watch their faces. Hope I made you smile!


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TURTLERASKIN 7/1/2011 1:49PM

    No. Operation Rose Liberation. That is its name. Carry on.

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PAWSINAZ 7/1/2011 1:44PM

    What a great idea!! I love what you saw on this day!

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    Great pictures, thank you for sharing them! You look amazing!

Yeah on the rose adventure!

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VAMANOS 7/1/2011 1:04PM

    What a cool day! Have fun this weekend, too.

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DAISY443 7/1/2011 12:08PM

    What a wonderful day, thanks for sharing! Hugs!

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CAALAN23 7/1/2011 12:02PM

    Oh, I love the sea lions! Thanks for sharing, its sounds like you had a wonderful day. :)

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REBECCAMA 7/1/2011 12:01PM

  Great times! Enjoy!

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BOSHAD 7/1/2011 11:45AM

  Looks like a great way to spend your day.

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BADASSBLONDIE 7/1/2011 11:38AM

    Love this!!!!!! I'm so happy you two got a day to yourselves. :D

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HANKENSTEIN 7/1/2011 11:35AM

    Looks like an awesome, romantic day. I always find it amazing how sea lions, otters, seals and other such creatures seem to be playing to the audience. Pretty cool.

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RIGBY31 7/1/2011 11:28AM

    Fantastic pics! Santa Cruz is definately in my list of to-do's. You and Frank looking good... real good!

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    Ha - I like the little "rose stealing" thing dropped in there. LOL.

Anyway, great pictures. I loved, loved, loved them!! Especially the sea lions. I only get to see them at the zoo.

And you are so right - this long weekend is not an excuse to eat, it's a reason to celebrate!!!

By the way, what kind of ice cream sundae was that? It looked delicious!! :)

Have a FABULOUS, FUN-FILLED weekend!

- Michelle

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KNITTY_JESS 7/1/2011 11:25AM

    This sounds like a fun day!

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SLFRISBEY 7/1/2011 11:24AM

    I want a pet sea lion! They are soooo stinking cute! What a wonderful day with the one you love! :)

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13 pound surprise

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I went to my dr. today for a check up. He wants blood work done etc. and MAYBE I will be getting off metformin for being diabetic! WOOHOOOOO! Will let you know on that one. Anyway, he was telling me good job, I had lost 14 pounds since last time (dec. 2010) and I told him I have lost 70 pounds. He was impressed and went back through my chart when I told him I started at 291. He said, " You are wrong. Your weight was not 291". I said "Um, yes it was. I weighed when I started in March of 2010 and my NEW scale (the one I still use and trust) said 291." He goes, " Um, you actually weighed 304 at one point".

I couldnt beleive it. I dont know if I blocked it out or what. I have gained and lost 20-30 pounds so many times. I guess I had already lost 13 when I began spark! So that would mean I have lost 83 pounds!

Now, this is where I am in a quandry.

I still feel like I need to count the same pounds as I always have. That when I get to 75 or 80 or (hallelujah!) 100, I want it to be legit. Or do I preface it by saying, IN total I have lost 83 but on spark I have lost 70? It confuses and annoys me beause I do not remember going over the 300 mark but there it was in black and white.

I am leaning towards just continuing on with my spark weight as the yardstick and in the back of my head, I can add 13 pounds to it, if I want.

What would you do?

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CHELEMIA 7/1/2011 3:12PM

    Personally I would use this to get past your 70 lbs hump. You know the YoYo 5 lbs. for the next week only I would tell my self I want 2 more for 85 lbs(great motivator!!) When you get there go back to the original 70 but just for the plateaus use the extra poundage as a mind motivator. I love all the ideas listed above but the thing to remember is that you did it!! If 83 lbs gets you cocky don't claim it, but when you need to remember where you came from that is a war medal Lady so take it! What you share with others doesn't reallly matter next to that!

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KAMAPERRY 6/29/2011 11:03PM

    C ount 'em, you earned 'em!!!! How awesome about getting off your meds, you are almost there!

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TURTLERASKIN 6/29/2011 12:08PM

    Count 'em. You ditched 'em, you count 'em. My two cents.

And how amazing to have lost so much!

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KRAWRS 6/29/2011 9:45AM

    Personally, I count the weight that I'm conscious of. I wouldn't disregard those 13lbs though! You can always say something like, "At my heaviest, I weighed 80something more lbs than I do now. Since actively sparking and changing my lifestyle, I lost over 70lbs!" Be proud of ALL the weight you lost!

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    I have always counted ALL of the weight I've lost because my life didn't begin when I found this place. I had already lost 60 lbs. I'd count it all but do what you're comfortable with.

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RIGBY31 6/29/2011 9:01AM

    Sweeeet! Personally, I would tuck that 304 number in the back of my head for personal reference. I have a number.. 302.. that never seemed quite real to me. It's my scarey number that I go to when I feel like I'm not accomplishing anything. My Spark poundage I keep straight with my ticker. Either way, girl, you're a loser in the best sense of the word!!

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    I would just continue with what you've gone with. When you started, you weighed on your scale and your scale said 291. That's your start weight. At least in my opinion it is. :) After all, we've all gone up and down lots of times, but it's this final time that we count. Then again, if you want to count them all there's absolutely no harm in that either. LOL. Whatever works for you dear! :)

Have a GREAT day!!!!

- Michelle

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LIABOOTY 6/29/2011 8:02AM

    I think that whether it is 83Lbs or 70Lbs, it is still a lot to lose and you have done a great job. emoticon
I would personally go with 83Lbs because I'll motivate me to push harder and continue my journey.
I really do hope he takes you off the diabetic medication, that will be one pill off.
Keep it up emoticon

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KAY-SUPREME 6/29/2011 6:55AM

    I'd say "in total 83" and "since on spark 70" ... it covers both grounds and then your trophies will all be legit to spark. but I can make you a certificate and mail it to you when you hit the "in total 100" if you want so it's legit that way, too :)

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PJH2028 6/29/2011 6:51AM

    I feel ya. I've got some similar stats myself. I started Spark at 225, but I had lost 11 lbs before in the 6 months before I found Spark (236 in Jan 2010). So when I say "I've lost 50lbs since 2010" that's legit. (Technically it's -40 on spark, but it's -50 from THIS chapter of my own resolve.

Footnote 1: I was up to 246 in 2007 when my dad died (during his illness I gained weight fast and ten lbs came off relatively easily, sans real resolve).

Footnote 2: I weighed 299 when I was 17 yrs old -- my top weight all time. But I definitely don't count that. That's another chapter of my life.

I recommend measuring from where YOU FEEL the "Starting point" to be for THIS JOURNEY. If you're like me, there have been other tales and roads.

THIS ROAD.... Now... is the one that counts. I am so grateful to share it with you. Wow Wow Wow Wow
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BIGMAMAT 6/29/2011 12:20AM

    Wow honey, How lucky can you get!!! 13 pound bonus!!! Count it!! It's a no brainer! xoxoxo T emoticon

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OJIBWEEQUAY 6/28/2011 10:51PM

    Wow! What a great achievement!!!!! Seriously!!!! I struggled wth the same thing when I started Spark. I weighed 217 at my f week post baby check up but when I weighed in for Spark I weighed 212. I stuck with 212 but I know I lost 38 pounds!!! Way to go!

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IMIN2GENES 6/28/2011 9:54PM

    I say count them all! They're gone and not coming back! You are doing such an AWESOME job! I can't wait to hear your results. I just found out that I'm back from the brink of being diabetic. Woo hoo! We're going to have lots to celebrate!


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CANNIE50 6/28/2011 9:13PM

    I'm with Daisy443-I thought somebody left you a chubbly little baby emoticon - turns out the chubbly little baby was y.o.u. I vote you count them. I am pragmatic, I like things to be accurate, and I would want credit for every flippin' ounce so I want you to get credit for every flippin' ounce. Whatever you do is fine by me - whatever gets your ticker movin', darlin'.

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IHAVETOO10 6/28/2011 8:50PM

    I would count each & every pound and celebrate the fact
They will NEVER RETURN!!!!

WHOOP WHOOP Keep up the great job!

Now teach me how to get over this plateau at 40lbs.
Stuck here for 1 month??? UGH???


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JEANNERR 6/28/2011 8:27PM

    I have a record of the pounds I lost before SP and the ones I lost since Sp and I am comfused on a daily basis. I like the advice on owning every pound. I am going to change my starting weight and end the confusion. I think you should also.

Thanks everyone.

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CELLISTA1 6/28/2011 7:21PM

    Well, that's the point. When we overeat we have blinders on. We go on gaining til something smacks us in the face and says "Stop!" I personally don't care what your or my starting weight was. It's in the body, the mind, and the spirit. You are magnificent whether it's 83, 93, 103, or 3!

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COUCHDIVA333 6/28/2011 6:57PM

    i say count every one of those dirty buggars.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/28/2011 6:24PM

    I went through this EXACT same thing. I had my SP starting weight, but when I went to the Doc, she said, I had actually weighed 307 last time I saw her, which was 1 month prior to starting Spark. So guess what... I changed my ticker, had it start at 307, and gave myself more of a loss. I had lost it, I should get to recognize it. But, like you I toiled over it, and a sparkfriend, KUEENKAREN, told me it was documented, you should own it! So I did! No matter what you decide, you're doing great!

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KKINNEA 6/28/2011 5:59PM

    Whichever is less confusing. You probably have the lower number in SP? I would go with that but feel free to parenthesize as needed!

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ALOFA0509 6/28/2011 5:49PM

All your hard work sista!!! Take a Bow emoticon

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DEBBIE19580 6/28/2011 5:42PM

    i started spark at 273 pds, my high before spark was 324 pds. i didnt start at 324 pds with spark, thats why i didn't put it on here. but i did post a blog with pics of me at 324 pds, to show everyone where i was just 6 yrs. before. ive thought about putting my actual all time high on spark, off and on, but decided not too. its totally up to you!!! you did loose all those pounds!!!!!!!! yipeeeeeeeeee and your doing AWESOME!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PURPLESPEDCOW 6/28/2011 5:27PM

    count them!

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RUNNER12COM 6/28/2011 5:10PM

    Pick whichever measurement offers you the greatest success. Why not? You've done the work!

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VAMANOS 6/28/2011 4:59PM

    I made the same choice you're leaning toward, although I had only lost 2 from my heaviest weight (that I recall) when I started Spark. So I tell people at Curves that I've lost 40 lbs., but because that last pound is stubborn, I can't put up my 40-lb badge yet! Isn't it silly what we stress about?

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/28/2011 4:46PM

    My total loss on here is from my largest point. Not just SP. You lost it all so you need to acknowledge that. Those 13 lbs weren't any less earned because you didn't realize it! I didn't know I was 345 until a doctor told me when I was 309 and in for a visit.

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CECE0330 6/28/2011 4:44PM

    Personally, I use the weight when I started Spark, even though 6 months PRIOR to Spark, i weighed 225 (I'd also just had a baby...but still. Post-baby I was 225). I worked on my own and lost 13 lbs before finding Spark, and TRUTH BE TOLD, if i logged 212 back then, it was REALLY 215 because I had an old analog scale and in order to get my scaredy butt on the thing in the first place I moved the needle down under 0 by 3-4lbs. Ha. The mind games we play.... the end it doesn't matter, whatever makes you feel better & motivated to continue on your path! emoticon

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    Whatever you decide to do works for me, all I have to say is:

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SLIMTHICK2 6/28/2011 4:32PM

    Congratulations to you. I think I would do the same as you for my experience was not the same as yours but I didn't quite know what I weighed either when I started the journey with spark. I found an old read out from one of those machines and it said 243lbs. in October 2009. I started on my journey in March 2010, I'm not sure what I weighed then after the Christmas season but I started exercising on my own. I then re-introduced myself to spark people in June 2010 at 227 lbs. I think I must have weighed about 250 when I first started but I don't know for sure so I stick with 243. All together I've lost 54lbs so far.
I would like to lose another 14lbs and remain at 175 but if I'm to follow the BMI index I'm supposed to weigh 165 which will put me in the 'healthy range'.
So congrats again to you for a fantastic job. I wish you all the best for the future.

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LYNXSPOTS1108 6/28/2011 4:31PM

    SP or not, you still lost those 13 lbs...count 'em!!

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GRACEISENUF 6/28/2011 4:30PM

    I would count EVERY last pound..before Spark or not and take the credit YOU deserve!

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JOURNEY2DESTINY 6/28/2011 4:28PM

    Scales--Smales---its pounds loss darling. Any way, my doctor's scale is always higher than mine at home so.... Personally, I would count it the way I always have because my memory cant take too many changes so let me stick with what it's been. LOL.

Keep Sparkin' and Congratulations

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MEMORY-JANE 6/28/2011 4:23PM

    way to go!

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DAISY443 6/28/2011 4:22PM

    OMY, I thought you had an unexpected 13 pound baby! Whew! You deserve credit for every pound you have lost so add it in there! Then you can go for the next goal! Besides, you can reward yourself unexpectedly!

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KJMAZ2011 6/28/2011 4:20PM

    I agree! Add them and enjoy your hard work! Yahoo!

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BADASSBLONDIE 6/28/2011 4:16PM

    Add those 13 lbs baby and congrats on 80+ lost!!!!!!!!!

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Things I love about tonight

Monday, June 27, 2011

1. I love that you all made me laugh based on my pissy, whiny, baby blog from earlier.

2. I love that you ALL told me to get the roses. I am going to. Then, if I get in trouble, I will name you all as my conspirators!! lol.

3. I love the dinner I made on the new BBQ the girls got Frank for Fathers day. It was good: steak, some pasta, fresh french bread and green beans. Yum.

4. I love to walk with the Baby (ie: Stitchy)

5. I love that the day is almost over and that means the shoes and the bra can come off and my jammies can go on!

6. I love that I have another opportunity for a good night's sleep.

7. I love the dishes are done, the kitchen is clean and I dont have to do squat but watch crap TV the rest of the night.

8. I love that I have this place and I have people who understand.

9. I love air conditioning and my ceiling fan.

10. I love that I get to start over tomorrow. Thank guys, You pulled me through.

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DISP715 6/28/2011 7:49PM

    I LOVE your blogs!! HUGS! emoticon

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    I love your zest! I knew you wouldn't stay down for long!

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VAMANOS 6/28/2011 1:33PM

    I knew you wouldn't stay down for long! Hoping today is a better day and your evening just as relaxing as yesterday's.

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    Glad your had some things to love by the end of the day. That's good stuff. :)

And I'm very glad to hear you're going to get your dad's roses. You'll be glad you did.

I hope you have a FANTASTIC day and it's filled with a shnit-ton of stuff to love.

- Michelle

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PJH2028 6/28/2011 7:50AM

    love you, this, and the other one for sure!
morning noon and night

rock steady babey xop

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GAELENEC 6/28/2011 7:44AM

    I love being able to self medicate.

Chardonnay, here I come!

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TURTLERASKIN 6/27/2011 11:47PM

    Okay, I totally misread No. 7 and thought "she loves to do squats? what?" I really need to get better at reading for comprehension.

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DAISY443 6/27/2011 9:57PM

    Here a whine, there a whine, and then a big smile! That's what keeps the world working!

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KAMAPERRY 6/27/2011 9:45PM

    Had to go back and read it, too. I am sooo glad you are going to get the roses!
Now you can go to bed with a smile!

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CANNIE50 6/27/2011 9:34PM

    awwwww, I am SO glad you are having a better evening. Done dishes and bra-free boobalas can do that for a girl, right?

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IMIN2GENES 6/27/2011 9:26PM

    Okay, after reading this I just had to go back and read your morning blog too.

I am really glad to know that you are going to go get the roses. What a wonderful way to honor your dad and your memories. So sorry to hear about the house though.

And, I love that you are going to go to bed much happier than earlier! Hope tomorrow is a much better day for you! Keep on smiling my friend!

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