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Update on the dog

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I had to go to work with frank this morning so I kept checking but nobody stepped up for fostering him. I called the pound while I was on the road and they came and picked him up. He was in very poor health. Kelly was here when they came and got him.

That was a really hard thing. I gave him one night of what a dog should have: food, love, water, a warm bed.

My hope is that they will give him medical attention and find him a home. Even if it turns the other way, my prayer is he will be reincarnated into a new life of a well loved dog and this life will be a vague memory. I just read a book called "a dog's purpose" based on exactly that.

I have always been an optomist and I am going to reject my inclination to find out what happens next. I HAVE to believe that good things are ahead for him, no matter what.

I cant talk about it anymore. It makes me sad, angry and other not good for me emotions. Thanks for being here last night. I appreciate you guys.

  
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TERRYT55 10/24/2011 9:45PM

    Bless you, Jan, for giving him a night of love and comfort. I hope someone adopts the little guy. Wish I lived closer.........

I don't have a dog but am dog-sitting my daughter's two boxers and am falling in love. Can't get enough of those soulful brown eyes AND I have a couple of four legged friends to walk with.

I'm happy to know you my very kind friend.......

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/23/2011 4:26PM

    One of the reasons I left veterinary medicine was the realization that I could not save all of them and it hurt too badly. I couldn't sleep at night and it was weighing too heavily on me. I decided I would rather do the best I could as a layperson than see it day to day. If more people were like you maybe I wouldn't have had to leave. I am proud to be your friend.

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 10/23/2011 4:01PM

    anyone that receives your love and affection is lucky - 2 or four legs! Hang in there emoticon

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TURTLERASKIN 10/23/2011 10:20AM

    Good for you for trying. Know that there are rescue organizations that regularly patrol the animal shelters, taking dogs that they can adopt out. I adopted my two cats from one such operation; they had been abandoned, and the rescue took them and fostered them for four years!!! until I came along to adopt them. So there are happy endings; you're right to believe in them.

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JITZUROE 10/22/2011 10:54PM

    You have such a wonderfully big heart.....
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look what i found...

Saturday, October 22, 2011


On the way home from the movies, here was this little grampa dog and his friend in the middle of the road. We turned around, and pulled over. This poor little thing was terrified but he trusted me enuf after about 5 minutes to come to me. I wrapped him in my shirt and put him in my truck. His friend was dead in the road around the corner. Someone had hit him.

I took him to the shelter and it was closed so guess who is on my front porch? He is hungry, filthy, missing fur, long toenails and thirtsy. I gave him, food, water, a blanket and some love. He fell asleep in my arms. I put him to bed and he promptly followed me to my front door, wagging his little tail. I can't bring him in because of stitch plus he has fleas so I am doing all I can tonight and tomorrow, unless some one will foster him, he has to go to the pound. Even there, he will have a better life than he obviously has had. I can't keep him.


The lesson taken is how amazing that a dog, who has been unloved, abandoned and terrified, will still risk it for love and the human companionship for which he was made. Yeah. I'm crying.

  
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HOPE2011 10/23/2011 4:30PM

    Awww....now I'm crying too. Thank you for doing the right thing. emoticon

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PONYFARMER 10/22/2011 10:36PM

    God blesses those who care for His creatures! I want to thank you for not just passing by this poor dog like probably millions have in the time he was there with his dead friend.

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CANNIE50 10/22/2011 9:37PM

    Aw, it is lucky for that little old guy that you were wearing your wings and halo. I am hoping just the right person comes along to take him in for the last portion of his life. You know, I did an initial rescue of two dogs last month (I blogged about it so I won't go on about it again) and they were taken in by just the right family and their lives are a thousand percent better than what they were existing in before. He already got the first part of the miracle, you, now he will get the second part. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 10/22/2011 7:02PM

    Awwwwwwwwwwww. Bless you for helping the poor little baby, he didn't deserve to be in that situation.

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CULAINA 10/22/2011 6:15PM

    You are a beautiful person for rescuing that poor animal. I hope it finds a home soon x

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CHELEMIA 10/22/2011 2:58PM

    Do you freecycle? you can offer him. I would start with a vet checking if he has a chip and is a run away. Then the SPCA or pound. My friend how works as a fostor family for cats says poodles fly out quick.

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BIGMAMAT 10/22/2011 2:42PM

    That's sad. emoticon I am glad you picked him up.

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FANGFACEKITTY 10/22/2011 12:49PM

    You are an Angel to rescue that poor little guy. I hope someone gives him a forever home soon.

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GRACEISENUF 10/22/2011 11:29AM

    Aww so sad. God bless you Jan for taking him in. It hurts me so when animals suffer. My lil Sammy is like one of the family.

I hope someone will adopt him or come forward. Do you have a rescue shelter/non kill in your area?

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GHK1962 10/22/2011 10:27AM

    Poor pupper. It's good that you stopped and picked him up, if at least for the night he has a warm place to stay.

I have a hard time going to the humane society and stuffs....because I want to bring home every single animal . . . but know I can't.

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BTINTERNET 10/22/2011 9:22AM

    Awwww. So glad you were able to stop and help him! Think of what a difference you've made in his life (and so many of ours!!)

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/22/2011 8:20AM

    You are truly extraordinary. That dog is a metaphor for all people as well. It's easy to mind our own business and not care but if we put ourselves out there it is amazing what can happen. I am so proud you are my friend.

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LUVDOGZ 10/22/2011 7:41AM

    I am so thankful you found him and helped him. Sweet little thing. I hope he finds a good home. Are there any rescue groups around you that might be able to take him? Thank you for taking time out of your day, now he has a chance! I LOVE fellow animal lovers!!!

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ERIN4771 10/22/2011 7:15AM

    poor little guy...thank you for taking the time to take care of him the best you can....was thinking you might want to contact a rescue group, if you know the breed, as they will have people that can foster and take care of him, rather than the pound, which in all honesty won't be awesome.....or do you have a no kill shelter in your area?? sorry....just a HUGE animal lover, can't bare to see anything bad happen to the little creatures.....

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DAISY443 10/22/2011 5:01AM

    How sad for the little guy and how wonderful of you to care and do the right thing. I wouldn't have expected anything less!

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PURPLE_ROSE_3 10/22/2011 4:46AM

    Ahh, I'm such a dog lover so things like this make me sad! I'm so glad he was able to find a loving person like you!

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EOWYN2424 10/22/2011 2:59AM

    I hope he can find a good home!

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Extra Credit

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I want to know how you are doing, how are you feeling.

What song is running through your head? What song do you WISH was running through your head?

So tell me. But you have to use song lyrics. My song was gonna be " Walking on sunshine" but then I googled "Fire" songs and I found a song I had never heard called "Fire it up" By Lawrence Gowan. Do you know it?

A scorpion skims across the desert
Warm winds are stirring up your soul
It's giving your eyes that tempting flicker
Just the kind that makes me lose control
Fire it up, Fire it up, girl
Fire it up, Fire it up, now
Make it pay
See the zombies drifting in the city
I don't get much action from that crew
But the scorpion skims across the desert
Ain't it plain to see she ain't no fool
Fire it up, Fire it up, girl
Fire it up, Fire it up, now
Make it burn hard
There ain't no tomorrow (no tomorrow)
Burn hard
No time to borrow (time to borrow)
You gotta make it pay
Lawdy-Mama live it all today
Fire it up, Fire it up, girl
Fire it up, Fire it up, now
Fire it up - Make it pay
Before the time has passed you by
You got to let me touch your magic flame
Eventually you know you're gonna die
Come on, Come on, you got to burn it till the end (burn it till the end)
Fire it up, Fire it up, girl
Fire it up, Fire it up, now
C'mon fire it up, fire it up, girl
Fire it up, Fire it up, now
C'mon fire it up, fire it up, now
Fire it up, child
C'mon fire it up, fire it up, girl
Fire it up

So that is my song today.

Lay it on me.

  
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BADASSBLONDIE 10/22/2011 7:28PM

    "sexy and I know it" by LMFAO. Loooooove that song.

"I I I I work outttt"

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CALLIKIA 10/22/2011 8:55AM

    Right now I'm digging Art of Dying's "Get Through This"

I've seen better days, yeah
So says the mirror
It's hard to find divinity when you're the king of men

If I can get through this
I can get through anything
If I can make it through this
I can get through anything

If I can get through this
I can get through anything
If I can make it through this
I promise you
I promise you

It could be much worse, yeah
But the call is close
Tomorrow's my reason for today to let go

If I can get through this
I can get through anything
If I can make it through this
I can get through anything
Find More lyrics at www.sweetslyrics.com

If I can get through this
I can get through anything
If I can make it through this
I promise you
I promise you

If I can get through this
I can get through that
If you cut me wide open
I can cut you some slack
If you come when I'm leaving
I might never be back
I know it's not easy
just a matter of fact


If I can get through this
I can get through that
If you cut me wide open
I can cut you some slack
If you come when I'm leaving
I might never be back
I know it's not easy
just a matter of fact

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KAMAPERRY 10/21/2011 8:34PM

    Firework


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CULAINA 10/21/2011 4:55PM

    That's a great song, I've never heard of it.
I'm in a dancey mood so i'm bopping about to David Guetta's little bad girl. It makes me laugh!


Oh yeah,
They tell me I'm a bad boy
All the ladies look at me and act coy
I just like to put my hands up in the air
I want that girl dancing over there

Look at her go on the dancefloor
She's amazing on the dancefloor
When she moves, girl I want more
Keep it going girl, like I got an encore
You got me saying:

Go little bad girl, little bad girl
Go little bad girl, little bad girl
Go little bad girl, little bad girl
Go little bad girl, go little bad girl

*dances around in undercrackers*

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KRAWRS 10/21/2011 1:23PM

    Just reading the lyrics of that song, it is SO you!
Just stopping by really quickly to say hey. I've been lurking, but here. Loving your blogs!

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GRACEISENUF 10/21/2011 11:46AM

    Lionel Richie's BRICK HOUSE.

It reminds me of us Mama.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/21/2011 8:43AM

    "Firework" by Katy Perry has pretty summed up my journey thus far.
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting thru the wind, wanting to start agin?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin, like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?
Do you feel like you're so buried deep, six feet under screams, but no one seems to hear a thing?
Do you know there's still a chance for you, 'cause there's a spark in you?
You gotta ignite the light and let it shine, just own the night like the 4th of july.
'cause baby you're a firework, come on show 'em what you're worth, make 'em go oh, oh, oh, as you shoot a cross the sky...
And we all know how the rest of the song goes! We're all a bunch of firecrackers, we just have to find what ignites us!

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MUSICALLYMINDED 10/20/2011 10:03PM

    My fired-up song will always be "Eye of the Tiger."

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/20/2011 9:41PM

    "Free Falling" Tom Petty

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CANNIE50 10/20/2011 8:52PM

    Well, the song that keeps actually running through my head is "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People which is about a horrific subject but is insanely catchy. It does talk about running so I guess that ties in. The song lyrics that were running through my head the other day, in relation to my Sparkjourney, are Tom Petty's: "won't back down, no, I won't back down, you can stand me up at the gates of He!! and I won't back down" - Sparkly friend RyderB got me started on that one by mentioning it in the comments on one of my blogs. It does fit. It also says "there ain't no easy way out" and that is very true of the fat corner that I painted myself into. There's no easy way out, but there IS a WAY out and I aim to do what it takes to exit Fatville. Thanks Mama.

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so how's this fired up thing working for ya?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Because I am rocking it! I have a renewed energy and focus. I have added 10 minutes of Kickboxing in the morning and it just really helps keep me moving all day plus keeps me more focused on choosing better as far as food goes. The fire on top of the protein and veggies back to basics is sticking with me and I am digging it. I may be a Done girl but I am certainly not DONE. I hope you are newly fired up and things are going good for you. If not, why is that? What is keeping you from doing what you need to do? Are you sleeping OK, getting your water, keeping chocolate to a minimum (Tricia?) Let me know how you are doing and let me know if you need a match to get fired up! ( oh yeah, I have lost nearly 6 pounds which is my weekend weight plus 1). Fire it up!

  
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BADASSBLONDIE 10/20/2011 4:45PM

    Doing well! I'm ROCKIN' OUT my fruits and veggies this week and I'm so proud!!! Plus, I'm owning that cardio and those weights. :D

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PJH2028 10/20/2011 4:14PM

    Yay! Thank you for this ENERGY this morning, JAN!
FIRE is contagious. It spreads. And I'm delighted ... for you.... for me.... and for some renewed momentum/confidence. I'm on day 3 of doing-it-right: the basics are key key key.

I'd love to know more about this kickboxing routine of yours? Did you study or take a class to learn it?

FIRED UP
KEEPING THE FLAME
PASSING THE TORCH

xxo

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/20/2011 1:17PM

    WooHoo! Excellent way to start the day!

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CHELEMIA 10/20/2011 1:03PM

    YOU GO GIRL!!! My fire needs some fuel but its there. It's the end of the week. Banking is in place. Sunday is my weekly firing!!!!

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KKINNEA 10/20/2011 12:39PM

    I need that energy for sure! I'm trying not to chalk it to post-marathon fatigue - I think work has picked up more now so my fire is banked a bit.

Great job to you though - I'll keep following along like you're my virtual rope pulling me out of the quicksand.

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CELLISTA1 10/20/2011 12:19PM

    Not fired up. Just not feeling it. However, I'm going to a BOLLYWOOD dance class tonight. In fact, I'm making the commitment to go - right here, right now. Maybe that will ignite something!
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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/20/2011 12:08PM

    I am too! Woohoo.

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CANNIE50 10/20/2011 12:01PM

    I'm so happy for you. I am not so much fired up as I am at a slow boil.

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Fire me up!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hello my friends,

We have been doing a friendly, gentle, back to basics little casual challenge.

We went back to our basic proteins.
We made sure we were eating our fruits and vegetables.
We are trying to figure out what has stalled us, why are we not sleeping enough, drinking enough water and making sure we track what we are eating and drinking. All good and important things.

How's that working for you?

Because while it has helped me focus, it has NOT HELPED FIRE ME UP!

It did not stop me from gaining my 5 pound-jan-went-away-again-mini-vacation weight and I am SICK OF IT!

I have been gentle with myself and you. That's over.

I came home last night and read Hollys-doin-it's blog and she has entered Onederland and has worked and fought and scrapped and not given up and has lost like 110 pounds! I am so proud of her! THAT FIRES ME UP!!

I realized that Holly came on board here at spark 3 months after I did. (Really, Jan? How much weight have you lost at this point? 70 pounds. Oh yea, I remember when that happened, like 4 months ago!! But havent you kept gaining and losing the same 5-6 pounds ALL SUMMER???Uh, yea). THAT FIRES ME UP!

My motto since the beginning has been "Progress, not perfection".
Well, I am not seeing much progress and I have been NOWHERE close to perfection. I am not getting anywhere and THAT FIRES ME UP!

I read Callikia's blog this morning where she thought about giving up. But her husband wrote her a letter and she is not going to give up. She is switching up her motivation and she is going to keep fighting becuase it is important to her. She has lost 150 pounds so far. She is gonna keep going. THAT FIRES ME UP!

I read Sandiego John's blog where he was feeling down then the next one where he got lifted up to continue and will be running a marathon very soon. THAT FIRES ME UP! (not that I want to run but that HE wants to run and will do it and succeed!).

I was going to post a sweet, little mamadwarf extra credit challenge for you today. It was going to be you telling me what you like about yourself (because I think that is important. ) But not today.

Today's extra credit assignment is to tell me what FIRES YOU UP?

What is going to put that fire in your heart, help you get your head straight and your butt moving? Who or what is going to help get you out of this blah-I-will-get-to-it-eventually mindset and FIRE YOU UP???

Or are you you gonna just sit and rub 2 sticks together, hoping someone comes by with a lighter?
Are you going to sit and warm your hands by someone else's fire or are you gonna build your own?
Are you going to stand there with a small spark and throw a bucket of water on it or are you going to fan it into a great flame?

I am FIRED UP TODAY and I am going to give every minute of my day 100%.
I am going to eat well, work out HARD (which I never do) and I am going to make some progress today!

Yes, I have room at my fire for you but I would really like it if you would start your own, right next to me, and then they would combine and burn so bright, it could be seen from space.

GET FIRED UP AND TELL ME ABOUT IT! I want to hear it, read about it, feel it and use it. And if you came here looking for sweet, gentle, understanding Jan, I locked her up for awhile. She isnt doing us any good right now.

  
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COUCHDIVA333 10/19/2011 7:05AM

    oh hell yeah!! i'm in. gather in my kindling as we speak.
i have been taking it easy this week because i am tired (working 58 hours the last couple week) and i have a head cold. i am feeling better, but i am using all this as an excuse to not work out. i'm gonna spark my butt right to the gym tonight for kick boxing and strength class and while i am doing it i will be thanking you for sparking this butt in action.

thanks for the kick butt blog. I've not been on here much lately, but i am so glad i stopped by you page today. you always inspire me.

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SGRAY478 10/18/2011 10:36PM

    It fires me up to know that I could be so much different had I been consistent in the past. It helps me get to the gym. And once I'm there, my awesome fitness leaders fire me up. I know I want to give it my all and leave nothing but my sweat on that floor. No matter how much it hurts, I know that in 45 minutes I will have accomplished a difficult, crazy workout and I WANT THAT FEELING!!
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Fire's hot right? :)

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 10/18/2011 9:32PM

    emoticon emoticon Let's get it started!

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CHELEMIA 10/18/2011 7:19PM

    Being used as a model for my neice.
"See thats what you are going to look like if you keep eating like that!"
I'll show her a model!!!
One to be proud of!!!

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JITZUROE 10/18/2011 6:18PM

    Oooohhhh, YOU have fired me up!!!!! I swear, with each paragraph I could hear myself say, YEAH!!!! I WANT THAT STRENGTH OF SUCCESS TOO!!!!
Thank you thabk you, you high protein-ed, healty carb'd up Sparkly person you!
I need motivation to stay at my goal weight, which has proven TOUGH with my emotional eating nonsense. But I needed to get FIRED UP to tackle it head on.
Thanks for the fire under my toosh...
Bren


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CULAINA 10/18/2011 3:31PM

    I shall tell you exactly what fires me up, it's achieving little mini-goals and having people notice my hard work. It makes me want to find new ways to step up my effort and keep going. Love the attitude Jan, I am often guilty of giving myself an easy time if I'm having a tough time. That needs to stop. Thanks for helping me to realise that x x

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OJIBWEEQUAY 10/18/2011 3:17PM

    Im on fire!!!!!!!! emoticon

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IRISHBEANERGAL 10/18/2011 2:05PM

    What fires me up is pure evil indulgence..

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EX-hubby sees me every day at work and has to see what a hot package I am becoming...

*yes I can be evil* lol

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~irish

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DAISY443 10/18/2011 2:04PM

    Not sure what fires me up, but loved hearing about what fires you up!

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DEE0973 10/18/2011 12:51PM

    What a wonderful and honest blog......I have my fire started and have started to fan the flames. I've set the goals for my next 5lbs.
I'm with you!!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/18/2011 12:46PM

    Oooh, Jan's feisty today : ) I get fired up when people WANT to get fired up. I think we feed off of each other's energy. Remember when you started this journey? It WAS all sunshine and roses, losing week after week. It was all so new and exciting. THAT's what fires me up. Want to get back to basics? Get your head back in the game! That's what I had to do. That's how I lost 4.5lbs this week. Got my head back in it! You can SOOO do this, Jan!!! I"m waiting for you. It's lonely in ONEderland, I need my friends!

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GHOSTGRL21 10/18/2011 12:43PM

    My son fires me up. We are both very competitive and the fact that he is in better shape than me, fires me up.

and here's a very selfish petty fire me up.... I have a crawfish boil next march and well....I wanna show up and have people say WOW! :)

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TURTLERASKIN 10/18/2011 12:41PM

    What fires me up is the feeling in my legs when I get back from a good long walk; they feel lean and muscular and strong, and I just want to bounce on them and feel my muscles contract and expand.

What fires me up is looking at a big plate of veggies and realizing that it's fuel for my body, that I want to eat it, that all the little vitamins and minerals and fiber and protein and carbohydrates will travel throughout my body and knit up the damage daily life causes.

What fires me up is the shocked look on people's faces when they haven't seen me for a while. There are some people I've known 10 years who've never seen me look like this. And, strangely, I'm starting to feel that I look like myself again, after such a long time.

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CANNIE50 10/18/2011 12:36PM

    Great blog - lots to think about.

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BIGMAMAT 10/18/2011 12:33PM

    I thought the next challenge was going to be something like adding tabasco sauce, curry and jalapeņo peppers to the diet to speed up the metabolism or something! emoticon

It fires me up that YOU are fired up!
It fires me up to think about crossing into ONEDERLAND with you this time! Woohooooo! Let's do this thing. emoticon

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CELLISTA1 10/18/2011 12:11PM

    My first reaction: whoa, Jan, stop being so bossy and be funny again!

My second reaction: Nobody kicks MY butt!

My third reaction: I'm just not fired up. I'm sticking with the comfortable. I'm satisfied with the changes I've made (Pilates twice a week, belly dance, salsa). I've never weighed over 200 and I never will. I'll just hover at 185 forever.

But why? What would it take to get ME fired up?

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BADASSBLONDIE 10/18/2011 11:53AM

    Things that have fired me up lately:

- putting a post-it at my desk with my current weight loss, in pretty colors. It helps keep me focused on holding on to the 40 I've lost (and refusing to let it go away AGAIN with the same 3 lb gain/loss) and it made my day yesterday to change it to 40 1/2.

- I'm actually kinda sorta succeeding at this fruits/veggies thing right now. I have a fridge full of produce and my options open about which one I want to eat. My lunches are more colorful, more filling, and even easier to pack! Plus, I can waste some time at work preparing my fruits/veggies :P.

- My friend just got a new tattoo and it is crazy beautiful. She got it on her ribs/side and was able to do so b/c of the weight she's lost, which *I've* inspired her to do. Insane, right?

- The other day my PA told me that I am "clearly comfortable with my body" and I'm trying to make sure I prove her right.

- I'm hoping that if I'm careful with my finances over the next couple weeks, I can buy a bunch of new clothes come payday. Most of my clothes are getting too big which is exciting but also aggravating when it comes to money.

- I've made some friends through book club. I'm pretty terrible at making RL friends so this is a big step for me. :D

- I've learned that confidence is sexy as h3ll and I'm trying my best to learn how to do it.

- Running, something I thought I could never do because of my ashtma, is now one of my favorite workouts. And the other day, I ran an 8:47 mile. I originally thought I'd never get under 12.

- This morning I didn't swim, but I did finish the laundry and the dishes and Mike woke up and was pleased with a cleaner apartment.

Aaaand that's all I can think of right now. XOXOXOXOXO

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GRACEISENUF 10/18/2011 11:42AM

    What fires me up is my commitment to working out EVERY day. I don't even remember the last time I took a day off. Yeah, yeah some people will say "You need to rest"...Bull, I rested for 20 plus years it was time to get my butt off the couch and get moving.

Exercise re-lit my spark. Nobody else could do that for me. Sure my friends blogs inspire me and their progress does too but I had to become my own inspiration. Mr. Scale rewards me when I move my butt plain and simple. I had to dig deep down and get back to what I was doing when I lost weight when I first came to SP and when I looked back I was moving my butt and giving exercise 100% and making it a priority. My metabolism needed a swift kick in the ars to get it working for ME again.

My son graduates high school in June and I want to reach my goal by that time. I wanted to reach it by my DD's graduation but heck she's a sophomore in college now. That is what procrastination got me.....NOTHING.

LET'S DO IT!!!!!!!!!!

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SLFRISBEY 10/18/2011 11:30AM

    Hmmm, something that fires me up? Maybe that the problem. Nothing is doing that. I have been going through the motions in all parts of life. I need to think about it and get my @ss in gear. Life isn't about being numb and going through the motions, time to get it together and find something to light my fire.

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PJH2028 10/18/2011 11:11AM

    Me too!! Gosh! Thanks for this! YOU fired me up!!

"Am I gonna just sit and rub 2 sticks together, hoping someone comes by with a lighter?; Am I going to sit and warm my hands by someone else's fire or am I gonna build my own? "

Love these. And all too too true.
Reading of Holly and Kathkincaid and others' big spark successes has kept me believing that I can do it too. But it hasn't FIRED ME UP directly enough to build and tend my own fire.

We know how to do it, Jan. We lost a lot of weight last year with a steady tended fire. So....

Rallying Cries not commisseration here!

I have all kinds of reasons to explain the "plateau" (not a plateau because it's really been an up down up down up down) of the past months.

I WANT TO LOSE MORE WEIGHT.
That means GOALS FOCUSED SPARKing -- eating right, eating less, moving more, and moving EVEN MORE because this lighter body can do more.

"Changing it up" at this new starting point may mean output at a higher level than I've been willing to manage.

Well... Are we ready and willing to STEP UP NOW
Step up to what WE ARE INDEED CAPABLE OF NOW!!!

I tried on some old clothes yesterday. They fit. I celebrated and at the same time was taken aback.

I WANT TO STEP UP INTO THE LIGHT AND DANCE OF POSSIBILITIES
Letting go of old familiar tunes.

Are you with me?
I'm with you!

THANKS and LOVE.




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EMILYWIN 10/18/2011 11:08AM

  When I started working out I was shy and no self esteem. I went out of my comfort zone and started taking classes in town. I was very uncomfortable. These instructors and ladies that I work out with are the bomb. I now feel guilty is I miss a class. I never made time for myself. My family always came first. I now tell myself I need to do this for me. emoticon

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