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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Seriously, last week messed me up! I don't know whether it was being at the races (bored, too many hours, snacking, late eating, drinking) or the entire drive from hell to Vegas (inactivity, drinking, late night cheeseburger) but I am really having a hard time getting back on track!

I'm tired, have only walked once this week and it was a third of what I normally do, have done no stregth training, am struggling to get the water in, fruits and veggies are minimal, I am craving sugar really bad and I am hungry all the time, even after I just ate an adequate meal.

I actually said in my head last night "F*** it, I don't care." And then I ate a peice of cake.

Uh, yea. This scares me. I cannot afford to start down that slope! I have come too far and I have a long way to go.

So I am open to some drive by cheerleading, advice, butt kicking or other words of wisdom.

Obstacles for this month:
12-16 -Mexico cruise: food and drinking!
Solutions: dancing, the gym, having lots of salad and fruits FIRST before a meal and water during the day!

28: my 50th birthday
Solutions: Plan for the dinner by eating accordingly during the day and enjoy it without guilt cause I am gonna be 50, people!!

29-October 2 16th annual racing event which I run and feed 300 people for 3 days as well as sell T shirts, raffle etc. It is 9 am to 2 am (or later) for 3 long days. It is exhausting but fun. Drinking is involved and encouraged. lol. Late night eating since we serve dinner about 10-11 pm.
Solution: eat a good protein packed breakfast, bring snacks that are healthy (fruit, yogurt, almonds, cheese sticks and healthy crackers) for the endless hours, go for walks to de-stress and that way I can visit everyone anyway. It is a physically demanding weekend so at least I will be active.
Here is a picture from last year's event...

Ok guys, give it to me... Help me out!!

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CALIPIDGIOUS 9/7/2011 8:48AM

    Sounds to me like your plans are well thought out and healthy. Also, I am a believer that there are some events that you can plan to get in healthy habits but that are not meant to be as healthy as we all strive to live daily. Sounds to me like you have 3 days of fun coming up and I wouldn't stress to much about how you will do. We all know you will do great!

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JEANNERR 9/5/2011 8:35PM

    When you can't resist temptation, practice portion control. Two bites of cake are far fewer calories than two slices. Plan ahead and have fun.



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GRACEISENUF 9/5/2011 6:11PM

    I had forgotten we share the EXACT same birthday and how in the heck did i miss this blog....I come to your page all the time looking for blogs...SHEESH!

I would have been over here pronto to light your spark hun.

Protein is the key Jan and I know you already know this so I don't want to sound like a Momma hen but you asked so.......SUGAR, it's a mother you know what and it makes you crave more and makes you HUNGRY all the time.

Okay here comes the butt kick off to read your new blog.


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DAISY443 9/5/2011 6:06PM

    emoticon emoticon A kick in the a$$ with love! Hugs!

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DEBBIE19580 9/5/2011 5:29PM

    What i do is constantly look at my before and after pics. I just did a blog with before pics.,after i eat more then i should its really hard to get back on it for me, i will have less calories the next day, but no where what i would normally have, i will have like 2500, then the 2nd day ill have like 2300, then the third day, like 2100, by the 4th day, im back to my usual 1800-1900 a day. its hard cause after i overeat, i have such bad hunger pains to deal with. i re-gained 50 pds.of my weight,, soooooo not worth it. im working on gettin that off now. it suks big time. you got a great plan going there. hang in there, im really working on getting better with my negative thinking too,my thoughts in my head were andare my own worst enemy, your gonna do awesome!!! emoticon emoticon

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OJIBWEEQUAY 9/5/2011 9:17AM

    I love the planning!!!!! Dancing, great cardio burn!! Drinking??? No problem!!! alternate between Captain's and water all night(less chance of hangover also). Eating???? Eat all your veggies first, then carbs and meat(hmmm should heed own advice here). Have fun!!!

oh and can I be an honorary family member??? you do the coolest things!!!!!!!!!!!
xoxoxo ~D

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CANNIE50 9/4/2011 11:12PM

    Hmmm, acknowledging problems, owning behaviors, asking for help - sounds pretty darn healthy to me. If I could, I would bring you to Camp Cannie and not let you leave until you had a chance to recalibrate your system after wacky schedules/lack of sleep/excess sugar/booze (they are basically the same thing, chemically). I am 2 years older than you. I have found that road trips take me much longer to recover from than they used to. Sugar hangovers seem to be harder to bounce back from, too. I love how you blogged in problem/solutions form. You may have to go back into "I HAVE to do it until I WANT to do it" mode for awhile. I think after you force yourself back on track, it won't be long and you will be rolling along just fine, once again. I love the suggestions you have gotten. Maybe you have to take a week putting all these sparkly suggestions and advice into play. That will keep you too busy to dive into the sugar or onto the couch! PS Get your arse to a store and pick out your fabulously cute 50th birthday outfit - that will motivate you, I bet. emoticon

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KRAWRS 9/4/2011 9:24PM

    You've got a plan for everything, and that's great! All that is left is to execute it. Now I know all these are significant obstacles. And I do know that once you "slip" a little, its super easy to full out FALL DOWN and stay there. I'm actually going through the same thing after slipping, then slipping some more, trying to get on track but not always succeeding... I either eat well but don't exercise or exercise a little but eat terribly. However, you know and I know that YOU CAN DO IT! All these plans will help you not go crazy, so use them!!! You wouldn't let me use excuses to not exercise before when I was feeling down, so you know I can't let you use excuses now!!! Yes, you will be challenged. But you will meet that challenge with a mighty roar, and you will execute your plan, and you will still have fun, and you will succeed, and you will meet your glorious 50th birthday CELEBRATING your many successes and joys in life. XOXO!

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ASHARON 9/4/2011 7:41PM

    Sounds like you have it all planned out....just stay on track and enjoy your 50th Birthday, it only comes once.

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CHAOSTHEORY635 9/4/2011 6:19PM

    there's some good advice here for kicking sugar cravings:

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KAMAPERRY 9/4/2011 5:52PM

    You have it all planned out, so OWN it! KNOW you can and will do it!! You got this!

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SARAWALKS 9/4/2011 2:06PM

    It sounds like you have a good plan, Jan! Hang tight. One bad week does not ruin it all! Week before last was bad for me but somehow then I was motivated to get back on track and this last week was great.
I find that getting in my exercise is a BIG key for me - even if I can only do small amounts, I try to do something and eventually I am back on track...
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DONNACFIT 9/4/2011 1:00PM

    Loved your was the butt kicking that I needed as I've been on that slippery slope for a couple months now..stress eating and feeling blue and getting too busy so now Sept is my "get back on track" month..You can do it..I know you can.

For a hint how about find a inspiring quote that speaks to you and post it, carry it with you..repeat it often like a mantra :)

ex..nothing tastes as good as skinny feels
or every journey begins with a single step
or what ever moves and speaks to you :)

Good luck!! I'm rooting for enjoy 50! It can be lots of fun (I'm 53 )

Love Donna

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DESERTFLOWER8 9/4/2011 12:56PM

    I have no advice to add beyond the EXCELLENT advice already given by other posters. You have it all figured out, Jan, so I know what you are struggling to secure is the determination to stick to the plans you have already devised. I am confident you will, because the steps you have planned to incorporate are the ones that tend to keep us in that "positive space", and that lead to further good choices. You have a great and busy life. Enjoy every one of those upcoming activities to their fullest. Always bear in mind that this is a long haul day is not determinative of the next....and each choice is a new one. Just determine to "do your best" with each choice, stay mindful, and you will be fine...

P.S. re title? ROFLMAO!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/4/2011 12:49PM

    OK, you are SO not going back "there." You are the one that kept me motivated when I first started, and you still motivate me : ) First suggestion, have a couple before photos around the house, in your purse, taped to the bathroom mirror. I do that and every time I want to say f&*k it, I see those horrible photos and it brings me back around. Second, it sounds like you have a great plan to get through this month. And as far as your birthday, seriously, eat what you want sister, your 50! You have to remember how badly you want this and how far you've come, hence the before pics. you can do this, I have total faith in you! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 9/4/2011 12:46PM

You have good plans in place, just keep your mind on the long term goal and not the short term indulgences. Like the other poster said I find it helps me to go try on all the clothes in my new size - even if I don't buy anything - so I can stay motivated 'cuz I never want to be as big as I was again. The clothes are too ugly LOL!

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TERRYT55 9/4/2011 12:20PM

    I had a f*** it day last week, made a cake and ate quite a bit before I found self control and threw it in the freezer. It is a scary, slippery slope. For some reason going to Kohls and walking through the large size section helped me. Seeing clothes I NEVER want to have to wear again and then trying on something nice in my new size slowed me down.

You have great strategies in place for dealing with the next month.......

Baby steps.....commit to 10 minutes of exercise everyday. Once you get going you'll probably keep it up for much longer.

Start your day with a healthy breakfast and a glass of water. I find if a start my day well it's easier to avoid temptation.

Be accountable.......log your food, every bite!

Keep moving.......pace, take the stairs, park far away, use the bathroom upstairs etc.

Good luck! Let me know how you are doing.

I KNOW you can get back on the wagon. Look at all you've accomplished so far!


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    We need a butt kicking Emoticon emoticon

Hey, come join us at the fall 5% challenge! It is a great way to stay motivated.


Joining might help keep you moving forward.

By the way, I truly believe you can do this! emoticon

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

What a whirlwind!!!!! Last Friday, Frank and I went to a race for 2 days (stayed in a teeny little country motel) then went with our Utah friends and our local friends camping and riding our Razors in the mountains below Reno and stayed in our buddy's RV. We did some fishing and riding...

Prosser Lake in the morning.. that little spot in the sky on the left? A hot air balloon. How fun would that be??

Frank and I....

Then we saw the creepiest thing! This little water snake was eating a fish from the tail first! He actually caught it and drug it into the rocks.. Pretty wild to see that in the wild!

Then Weds. am, the girls drove up and met me and we headed to Vegas.

We went on a road I had never been on. In the desert. In the dark. SCARY!!! We got to Vegas a little after 2 am, got a free upgrade to a beautiful mini suite at the Flamino and the girls wanted to go out cause, come on, we are in VEGAS! So at 3, off we went downstairs and had a drink. I guess I should say a shot. And we were off. They both got sooo much attention, it was embarrasing and ridiculous.
This old guy LOVED Kady... I mean, I was gonna have to get tough with him at one point but we escaped...

One guy stopped on the street, openly staring and gawking and I told him off... The girls were laughing at me but then told me I should be careful cause it was 5 am in Las Vegas and the guy was a big as a tree. WE stopped and got a big fat Johnny Rocket's cheeseburger and crashed! Here is our room...
and the view...
The girls being silly... lol.

ANd this was us at the end of the night...

Got up at 9 am and went to breakfast, gambled a bit and had to meet the guy I was buying the trailer from. We got a toyhauler (which is a camp trailer but the back opens so we can take our toys with us!), had to get new tires etc. So by the time we left Vegas for our 9 hour drive home, it was 110 degrees and 4:30 in the afternoon. Another 2 am arrival was in my future. We stopped in Baker (home of the world's tallest thermometer) and went into the Alien Jerky store... It was a riot. And yea, we bought some Jerky...

Thank God for music and 5 hour energy drinks! It really saved my ass.

On the nutrional side, it was just shy of a disaster. I didnt track (except in my head which was a good test because I think I did very well estimating what I was at). My problem was I think that I kinda felt unaccountable and did go over every single day. I drank every day (not a lot every day but still). I did go for walks but I am up 5 pounds today and is what I expected. I know it will come off but it has been quite a challenge this summer.

I feel like I have learned a lot, that I will be able to maintain my weight loss once I am done but I am not done yet and I need to continue to lose the remaining weight so it feels good to be home and back eating the way I normally do and walking my dog and doing my ST in the morning.

I will catch up with blogs later and see what is up with all of you. I hope you are all well and I didnt miss too much!! Hugs, Jan

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BIGMAMAT 9/3/2011 12:04AM

    Glad your back! Looks like you had a blast. emoticon

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CHAR1970 9/2/2011 11:59PM

    Looks like you had fun!

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LUVDOGZ 9/1/2011 8:05PM

    Looks like you had a fun time! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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    emoticon to you too!

Sounds and looks like you all had a wonderful time!

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TURTLERASKIN 9/1/2011 4:09PM

    Great pictures, and glad you're back! Vegas can be fun, but it is hell on good planning!

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GRACEISENUF 9/1/2011 3:16PM

    I sure missed you Jan. Looks like you had a great time with the girls! Ihaven't been to Vegas since l989 when we got married there...we are overdue for a trip down memory lane, lol!

Love that toy hauler/trailer. That will be so great for all your little trips.

Those 5 pounds will come off in no time. Prolly a couple of pounds are just water anyway.

Glad you are back!


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DEBBIE19580 9/1/2011 2:35PM

    Gorgeous view from your room, beautiful daughters! Looks like a awesome time!! I'm so afraid to go back to Vegas cause i associate it with my drinking ,of course, but i quit smoking 2 yrs. ago this month, and i associate vegas with smoking.Girls gotta have fun! I'm happy you guys did!!! emoticon emoticon

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    Sounds as though you had an awesome trip. The pictures were great. LOVED THEM! :)

- Michelle

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IMIN2GENES 9/1/2011 1:57PM

    Looks like an awesome time all around! Thanks for sharing your pics - you had some pretty awesome views! That lake is beautiful and I love the view from your room in Vegas. Glad you're back safe and sound!

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KAMAPERRY 9/1/2011 1:41PM

    Gorgeous! Sounds like an awesome time!

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DAISY443 9/1/2011 1:30PM

    Hey, just turn on the Mamadwarf charm and take those old guys away from the girls, then poke them when they make a pass at you! What a great time! How many hours did you sleep when you got home? Now, get back on track!

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    Missed you. Glad you are home safe and had fun!

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CANNIE50 9/1/2011 1:22PM

    Okay, you prove my point: I think it should be perfectly legal for mamas to poke old guys (and some young ones) in the eyeballs with sticks if they leer at our lovely daughters. A quick glance is perfectly acceptable, but an open-mouthed, pervy stare, esp if accompanied by a pervy comment? POKE!!! emoticon
PS That camping spot? Gorgeous. I am glad you are home but not nearly as glad as your sweet dog, right?

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NWLIFESRC 9/1/2011 12:55PM

    great pic and a time had bet it was fun

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/1/2011 12:54PM

    Sounds like you had an awesome time, 5lbs be damned!

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KRAWRS 9/1/2011 12:52PM

    That lake looks beauuuuuuutiful! You girls look like you had a lot of fun!

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Friday, August 26, 2011

SO Kady's birthday was last night. My baby is 21!!! WE had a fabulous time and she looked adorable! we sang, dranked and danced and had so much fun... (Natural woman by Aretha. Oh yea, Karaoke happened!)

This pretty much tells the story of the night.. lol.

This morning we are leaving to go to some races about 3 hours away in the mountains and then we are going riding on Sunday through Tuesday and the best part....

Kelly and Kady are going to meet me below RENO then we are driving to Las Vegas to pick up a trailer Weds. am.Frank has to come home to work...... SO that means. my girls and I. In Las Vegas. For one night.... SQUUUUEEEEEEEEEE! SO excited. It will be so much fun!!!

Then we come home late weds so this will be a whirlwind of activities.

What is your plan, Jan? You must be asking yourselves becuase that sounds like an alcohol, bad eating, no excercise next 5 or 6 days!

Limit the booze to one or two days (Captain Morgan and diet pepsi)
Dance when the option comes up and walk the rest of the time. I can ALWAYS go for a walk!
Make the best choices I can for food and keep the sodium down!

Just because I am going to be away from home does not mean I can go crazy!

I am also thinking of my East Coast friends and praying for your safety for yourselves, family, pets,friends and home...

Be safe and be good and I will spark when I can. Otherwise, see ya Thursday with all my news! Love ya!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 8/30/2011 10:47PM

    FUN! Vegas baby! emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 8/28/2011 12:26PM

    Have a blast with your girls Jan! I just got back yesterday from 5 AWESOME days with Kate at Bass Lake. I know you are like me and spending time with our daughter/daughters is some of the best times we EVER have. My DD is my best girlfriend AND my daughter and I cherish our times together.

Happy belated birthday to your baby girl!


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CULAINA 8/27/2011 1:51AM

    Have an awesome time, make the best choices and have fun!

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IMIN2GENES 8/26/2011 6:35PM

    Have an awesome time!

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JOMAMA99 8/26/2011 4:52PM

    Have a great time and remember, what happens in Vegas-stays in Vegas! emoticon

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DAISY443 8/26/2011 4:19PM

    You know you can have fun and still stay on track! Good for you! Have a blast!

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BADASSBLONDIE 8/26/2011 3:06PM

    Honestly, food in Vegas is the best food I have EVER eaten. Enjoy every second of it - it's just one night. :D

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CANNIE50 8/26/2011 2:32PM

    We are sparksisters for sure - MY baby girl Lexi turns 21 in a few days. Have so much fun with your girlies. Be safe and sparkly.

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TERRYT55 8/26/2011 1:38PM

    Happy Birthday, Kady! Hope you all have a terrific time. Drive safely

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 8/26/2011 11:50AM

    Have fun!

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TREASURINGLIFE 8/26/2011 11:39AM

    Looks like last night was a blast and your upcoming trip is going to be AWESOME! Have fun with the girls...and enjoy every second of your trip!! :)

- Michelle

PS - Yes - prayers for all those on the East Coast.

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DIFROMWYOMING 8/26/2011 10:58AM

    Sounds like a wonderful time! Wish I could join you. (Lime rum and diet pepsi) lol. Have a great time!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 8/26/2011 10:47AM

    Have a great time with your girls! Be safe. Will miss you.

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I would just like to say

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I am very proud of us.

We are here to change our bodies and our lives.
We are not quitters and we are not giving up.
We may struggle but we persevere
We may get knocked down but we get back up
We may fall victim to temptations but we keep going
We are willing to face the truth, even if it's scary.
We may go up but we don't stop trying to get back down
We try new things, we go with what works, we support each other.

We are all success stories RIGHT NOW because no matter how far you have to go, how much you want to lose, how fast or far you want to run, you have ALREADY accomplished something!

Even if this is your first day and this is the first blog you have ever read, you have made a decision and that will propel you forward to get what you want.
We all started this way. Every one of us clicked and filled out the profile and were scared and doubtful. We all began and that was everything we needed.

We have learned and will learn, ways to be good to ourselves, accept that we are worth this and battle some demons. It will be hard sometimes but it will always be worth it.

And the whole time, I will be cheering for you. I will be listening to you. I will be laughing and crying with you. I will be stunned, overcome, hopeful, amazed, hysterical, jealous and proud. Every day. By every one of you.

We are all going to the same place. Our happy, healthy place. And we will know it when we get there.

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IRON_RESOLVE 9/16/2011 10:37AM

    That says it!

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    I agree 100% emoticon

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back at ya!


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BBONET 8/30/2011 10:08PM

    I love your poem!! Thanks for the words of encouragement!! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 8/29/2011 9:57PM

    YES, YES, YES!!!!!

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STU876 8/29/2011 11:20AM

    Thank you for this. I needed this one today. I'm printing and hanging it on my bulletin board!

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MCHILSTR 8/29/2011 9:49AM

  Thanks - and you are so right, we should all be proud of ourselves, and of each other!

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GRACEISENUF 8/28/2011 12:22PM

    On board with ya Jan!


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RIANGIE55 8/27/2011 9:52PM

    This is awesome and so very true! Thank you!

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DEBBIE19580 8/26/2011 11:13AM

    What a great blog, and sooooooo very true!!! emoticon emoticon

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    This is an awesome blog! Thank you emoticon

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IMIN2GENES 8/25/2011 3:00PM

    Sing it sista! Love the message. emoticon

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CRAZEE4MARIAH 8/24/2011 8:58PM

    beautiful:) emoticon

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SLFRISBEY 8/24/2011 7:48PM

    You rock, Mama! Thanks for the reminder that we are successes!

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THISISMYTIME123 8/24/2011 5:53PM

    i love this blog!!!

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GLMASHLEY 8/24/2011 5:41PM

    Great blog, glad I stumbled upon it. In total agreement and cheering you on as well!

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PJH2028 8/24/2011 4:29PM

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Love you, Jan! xop

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ELIZABETHDS 8/24/2011 2:29PM

    emoticon LOVE this post. Thank you!!

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MOMASAURUS 8/24/2011 12:47PM

    LOOOOVED this!!!
Thank you so much!

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ERIN4771 8/24/2011 12:35PM

    This is awesome!!

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BEATLETOT 8/24/2011 2:53AM

    This is a wonderful blog, and a good reminder. I'm struggling these days, but you're right...we are NOT quitters!

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CHAR1970 8/24/2011 1:18AM

    See you at the happy, healthy place!

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TALLGUY42 8/24/2011 1:08AM

    Awesome blog!


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TERRYT55 8/23/2011 9:47PM

    What a terrific blog!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 8/23/2011 9:01PM

    Mama!!!! emoticon emoticon

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    I love this!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 8/23/2011 5:02PM

    We are AWESOME!

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KRAWRS 8/23/2011 4:33PM

    I love you MAMADWARF!

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TURTLERASKIN 8/23/2011 4:24PM

    Exactly right!

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_ROODIE_ 8/23/2011 4:01PM

  emoticon blog!

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CANNIE50 8/23/2011 3:51PM

    Proving, once again, why you are the Sparkliest of the Sparkly people. And, by the way, you have no idea (actually you may) how much I needed to read this right here, right now.

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RAVENSONG37 8/23/2011 2:55PM

    Yay! Awesome...great reminders!

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JOMAMA99 8/23/2011 2:11PM

    Well put! emoticon

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BECOMING_HOLLY 8/23/2011 1:56PM

    This is why you are amazing. Thank you for being one of the few positive forces in my life! I know you have a TON of spark friends, but just know that every time I read your blog, you make me smile and it ignites my spark. Thank you again.


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MARYDMCCLURE 8/23/2011 1:51PM

    Great blog!


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    You make me smile...

And I appreciate you. :)

- Michelle

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Dear Sparkpeople (plus a new picture of.....)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I would like to suggest a new item for the Nutritional Tracker.

Let's just call it .....


We could have an additional button such as
"Began with a salad"
" Skipped the desert's"
"Has learned a lot and didn't go crazy"
"Just get a trough"
"Went completly insane"
"Good intentions went out the window at the *asian section or *italian section or *desert section or the *fried whatever section"
"Need a wheelchair to leave the place"
"Stayed in control but still had a few bites of everything that I wanted but could not possibly track every 2 or 3 bites I had of all the different things"

So what inspired this blog, you may ask?

Yesterday, we went to a RV show and headed to the races to watch our buddy's race. You know, how we roll. Anyway, we were early and didnt want to get there too soon so we stopped at this new casino because we have never been there. It was beautiful. Wide open, fun games, a few bars, live music. And a buffet. (Keeping in mind that I had made a fabulous healthy, turkey sandwich to eat later at the races so we didnt have to eat track food. A large Dutch Crunch loaf of bread, fresh sliced turkey, thin slices of Muenster cheese, fresh pickles and Romaine Lettuce leaves with a light spread of Light Mayo). I figured we would have a slice and then share what was left.

So we went to the Buffet. It was gorgeous. The food was beautiful and FRESH. I started with a healthy salad so I wouldn't freak out, had a reasonable amount of food, with 2-4 bites of the stuff I wanted such as tempura chicken, bbq pork, a small slice of pineapple and ham pizza, a taquito.

And then headed to the desert carousel.

OMG... my choices were carrot cake (had 3 bites of the end that has the walnuts on it, had a 2 bite lemon tart (fabulous!) some sort of sugar cookie with rasberry stuff in the middle (gonna attempt to make them for my christmas cookie extravaganza I do every year), a sugar free brownie which was about 2 bites and one of those chocolate chip-coconut-graham cracker-walnut cookie bars).

ALL in all, it was not a complete disaster but really, how would you possibly track all that? If Spark had the above mentioned button, I could select the bottom line and be content. Instead, I am not putting anything for dinner and just made a note that I ate at a buffet. Realistically, I probably had a 1000 calorie meal with a whole bunch of fat.

So, Jan, what happened to that fantastic sounding sandwich? I cut it up and walked around and gave it to the drivers after the races. They were so happy cause 1. They are guys 2. They are always hungry 3. They were happy that I was so thoughtful to them (teehee, I let 'em think it!)

And just out of randomness and because I know you want to see it, here is a recent picture of my granddog, Cortez....

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

COMPASS_ROSE 8/30/2011 9:13PM

    We SO need a buffet button! That sure would make tracking meals from my cruise a whole lot easier. LOL Thank you for sharing the story and a few chuckles. The puppy is adorable. My little Libby says, "woof!"


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SCHENPOSSIBLE 8/28/2011 10:49PM

    This made me hungry!

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MKACILLAS 8/25/2011 8:27PM

    Love the idea of a buffet button. And Grandpup is too darn cute!!!!!!! emoticon

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NANCYLRAGS 8/24/2011 3:03PM

    I like the buffet tracker button! I am going to add an entry now for those unknowns. I always drive myself nuts trying to remember every ingredient in each item. Silly! Good for you!!!

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ERIN4771 8/24/2011 1:49PM

    i never would have made it past the desserts....oh wait, it;s a buffet? then i would have passed, germa phobe that i am....i know, issues, the new picture of the granddog, you can never have too many of those i do believe.... emoticon

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CAROLCRC 8/24/2011 1:43PM

    I have manually input "appetizers at cocktail party for 300", "buffet for 500" and "dinner at my mother-in-laws for 1000". Sounds like food jeapardy, but it beats driving myself nuts trying to track bites...

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CHAR1970 8/24/2011 9:49AM

    Sounds like a wonderful buffet. Not sure I`d have been so controlled lol. Cortez is adorable.

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ENDUROVET 8/23/2011 4:51PM

    Well, you explain in large part why I'm so horrible at tracking my food intake (too many days, even when I think it's been a good one, I see that I have underestimated AGAIN)...

So undoubtedly that's why I'm still teetering on my high plateau, but at least I can congratulate myself that I haven't GAINED over the past 16 mos!

Couldn't you just eat up that sweet bulldog face, yum yum!

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LINDAJ0621 8/23/2011 3:50PM

    I agree! I lose it at the Chinese buffet and think I will just create a button for it. Thanks for the idea!

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JOMAMA99 8/23/2011 2:54PM

    That is why I steer clear of buffets!! Sounds like you kept it under control-good job. I like the idea of the buffet button! So much eaiser to track the small bites that way. Absoultely love the grand-dog!

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TRULYVISIBLE 8/23/2011 2:34PM

  Like the buffet tracker idea. Mine would be started with a salad but lost it at the asian section. I stopped by because a spark friend has on his status that YOU are the best spark friend ever to have. Congratulations on that shout-out.

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GETFIT2LIVE 8/23/2011 2:10PM

    Love it! I'm thinkin' of making my own entry for 'stuff I dunno' with a value of 100 calories that I can use for those kinds of days . . . 'cuz they happen. Guesstimate on the total number of calories in all the bits and bites and enter that. 'Cuz I hate not tracking even one meal .. .

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SKINNYPOWELL1 8/23/2011 1:16PM

    Loved the "buffet button". Cortez is sooooo dang cute.

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    I feel your pain and I agree with ya! I have been to buffets and then I was the hell do I track all this shiz? You did good though yo, :) don't stress it. Your puppy rock btw :)

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KKINNEA 8/22/2011 1:09PM

    Agree! I want an open item called "I was bad" that I can just assign calories to...

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/22/2011 1:06PM

    LOL. "Buffet." That's excellent!

You are so darn cute.


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REBECCAMA 8/22/2011 12:58PM

  I have thought of making my own buffet buttons for the places we go to. I think I would do a "Food Grouping" and put a bunch of stuff on it. Then I would select the grouping and add it to my tracker. Then I could REMOVE all the things I didn't eat. That would feel pretty good, wouldn't it? "Well it could be worse... I didn't have the cheesecake or the roast beef...." etc...

Anyway sounds like you did great on portion control. Congratulations!

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    Great job at the buffet! And OMG - Cortez is so freakin' cute I want to rip his little face off! LOL! :) Seriously though - he is absolutely adorable!!!

- Michelle

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MRSMLBJ 8/21/2011 11:41PM

    Chelemia----LUV IT!!! are too cute. I can just imagine a nibble here a nibble there. Not me. I have to have the whole thing. That is why I just stay away from those places. And then I'd have the sandwich later, too. I'm doomed!!!

Stay cool!

Oh, and luve the pup!!! Darling baby!

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COUCHDIVA333 8/21/2011 8:29PM

    i heart cortez!!
i went to a fish fry at my aunt's house last night and sampled all the desserts, then went back and had a couple, lol. my family makes awesome desserts.

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ASHARON 8/21/2011 7:34PM

    You made me laugh so hard...I agree need the new buttons.

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KAMAPERRY 8/21/2011 5:29PM

    Buffet button= emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Adorable dog!

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CHELEMIA 8/21/2011 3:04PM

Has to be!!!
That is the home of the infamous 9000 calorie breakfast!!
The coconut bar, the chocolate covered strawberry and the black forest cake!!
The Asian section??? The steam buns!!!!! Eggroll and 2-3 bites of the meats.
I was exhausted after listing every single bite(turns out I forgot a few!!)
I went to every station!!
Instead of the Enter sign they need to say Danger, Danger, Will power stops here!!!!
There should be 4 selections under Buffet;
Saint, Salad clear soup 3 0z dry meat choice. 1 bite dessert = 500 calories
Sinner, Stayed in control & has learned a lot, didn't go crazy = 1000 Calories
Agnostic, Good choices went out the window but limited amounts of all =2000
Damned, Went completely insane and just get a trough =5000+

Please forgive any religious reference. This is said in pure fun!!!

Love the dog he is growing so fast!!

How did hubby feel to see all those sandwiches go??

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CANNIE50 8/21/2011 1:51PM

    So, now I am craving many little bites of delectable foods, a fast drive in a fast car, and a baby bulldog. Your blogs are a wee bit dangerous for me, I must say. PS I think you did pretty well, all things considered.

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GRACEISENUF 8/21/2011 12:39PM

    Jan you did fantastic at the buffet seriously....well at least if you compared to to how I would have been. LOL!

When I have gone to buffets in the past you would think I was Dead Woman Walking and it was my last supper...GEEZ. Even my husband looked shocked a few times at how many trips I made to the dessert bar. For some reason a buffet turns me into a hammerhead shark at dusk ready for a feeding frenzy.

Great idea to feed the those guys do get ravenous...when aren't men? tee hee

Have a good day Jan and enjoy your day off.

Love Ya!

emoticon Cortez and want to give him a big ole smooch. :)

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 8/21/2011 12:35PM

    Love that smushed face! emoticon

Buffet's will happen emoticon

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DAISY443 8/21/2011 12:15PM

    I don't care whether they add a button, I just want to go to the buffet you went too! Good thing I don't know where Cortez lives, or he would be living at my house with Daisy dog!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 8/21/2011 12:11PM

    They totally need a buffet button! It sounded like you kept it reeled in though. Cortez is so cute, I just want to squeeze his face!

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