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I did it!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

I did the 5 k today!! Hooray for me!! I also had lunch with CELLISTA today and I am so happy I got to meet her. She is what I expected: warm, bright, interesting. WE talked and talked and talked and I am looking forward to being able to meet up with her another time.

What a great day. It was also a cookie free day for me!! Thanks for all the encouragement you guys! You're the best!!!

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TERRYT55 11/6/2011 12:07PM

    Good for you! emoticon

It must have been so much fun to meet a SP friend........I'm jealous!

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BIGMAMAT 11/6/2011 7:44AM

    emoticon5K !!!! woohooo!!!! And lunch with our beautiful sparkfriend!!(jealous). emoticon

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TKADEEPBREATH 11/5/2011 9:08PM

    Wow, that is so great!! Here to cheer you on . . . !

You did it!!

Amazing . . as always, the other Jan

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KAMAPERRY 11/5/2011 4:10PM

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HGSGUY 11/4/2011 11:55PM

    Congrats! That is quite an accomplishment! Great job and remember, 5Ks like to be one among many, so do it again!! Well, after a well deserved rest!

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IMIN2GENES 11/4/2011 9:20PM

    Woo hoo! Happy dance and a high five! Sounds like a great day.

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/4/2011 4:20PM

    WOO HOOO!!!!!!

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CANNIE50 11/4/2011 3:17PM

    Great job on the 5k-hooray! Next up, the turkey trot.... PS That would have been one FUN lunch - I would love to have been a fly on the wall, although I don't suppose you want to hear about flys on walls in terms of restaurant lunches, plus I talk way too much to ever have a career as a "fly on the wall".

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/4/2011 1:10PM

    Good for you that's fantastic!

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KKINNEA 11/4/2011 11:32AM

    Great job!

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SARAWALKS 11/4/2011 10:40AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
I'll bet it's the first 5K of many! You tend to get a bit hooked, at least I did.
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OJIBWEEQUAY 11/4/2011 9:10AM

    I knew you would!!! Ahhh you and Maia are on my list of have to meet(outta Cali)! wooohoooo go you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LUVDOGZ 11/4/2011 8:57AM

    Awesome!!!!! Way to go Mama!!

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SLFRISBEY 11/4/2011 8:51AM

    WOOHOO!!! I knew you'd kill that 5K! GREAT JOB! Go, Mama, Go!

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KITHKINCAID 11/4/2011 8:18AM

    Yey! Congrats Momma!

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CULAINA 11/4/2011 7:50AM

    you are an absolute star, well done!

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DAISY443 11/4/2011 6:48AM

    Great! Good for you! Hugs!

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CALLIKIA 11/4/2011 6:46AM

    Glad to hear you stuck through it. Sometimes that feeling of having one GREAT day helps spark me to a streak. Keep it goin', girl! You GOT this!

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COLUMBINE2 11/4/2011 12:22AM

    Hooray! Hooray She did a 5k! (I'm a poet & don't know it!) And cookie-free! What a terrific day! You can do ANYTHING you decide to do.

What's your next goal? Can't wait to hear!

Congratulations! You rock!

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DIFROMWYOMING 11/3/2011 11:02PM

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That is wonderful!

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 11/3/2011 10:53PM

    Awesome job on the 5K! Glad you had a great day!

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Thursday, November 03, 2011

I have lost about 40 pounds since June. Unfortunately, it has been the same 10 pounds over and over. I hit my 70 pounds down in June. I am still here. That is unacceptable.

You know what else is unacceptable? Eating cookies while reading cannie's blog on sugar addiction?

And you know what else? Eating cookies because my stress was off the charts last night. I know better. I usually don't stress eat anymore but damn, last night was a cookie avalanche that started with one.

So, you know me, little miss positive. I will do better today. I have committed to myself and now to all of you, to do my 5k walk today. I have mapped it and i know what I have to do. I have dinner planned, the cookies are out of sight and i have a busy day ahead so that will be good to keep me busy.

You wanna know what I am doing for lunch? Huh? Do ya?

I am meeting CELLISTA for lunch in Oakland today! She is visiting family and I am less than an hour away! I am really excited! The last time I met a spark friend, she went insane and dissapeared (Mai a, if you are lurking, I still miss you!).

So yea, I will take a picture of us(with her permission) and let you know how my day and my walk goes. Have a great day sparkies!

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TKADEEPBREATH 11/5/2011 9:12PM

    Ooooh, cookies . .. I know the temptation. I don't buy them anymore. Just can't resist is I do. That's just me though.

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VAMANOS 11/4/2011 4:22PM

    MMMMMMM, cookies! emoticon Fortunately, I can eat just one, or two if they're very small. At least I avoided the ones at the store that were 220 calories for just one! Chuckling as I drink my tea after having ONE cookie! emoticon emoticon

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CANNIE50 11/4/2011 3:22PM

    Well, thank you for "outing yourself" about cookieing it up while reading my blog. Oh, how I can relate. I haven't been laughing much lately but your remark about meeting up with a Sparkler and causing her to "go insane and disappear" made me laugh pretty hard. What on earth did you say to her? I bet she will be back, by the way. Who could resist you? You are like a human version of a cookie - sweet and cute and a little spicy. emoticon

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COLUMBINE2 11/3/2011 6:03PM

    The key phrase (for me) ... "Last night was a cookie avalanche that started with ONE."

It's the first ONE....the first blankety, blank cookie, piece of cake, mini-bar, whatever!!!!

If I can avoid the first ONE...I'm OK. And avoiding the FIRST one is 100 times easier than avoiding the 2nd one and the 3rd one.

I've considered running to the sink & shoving my hands into a pan of soapsuds or ripping my clothes off (now there's a terrifying thought!) and jumping into the hot tub headfirst to keep that FIRST cookie out of my mouth!

Dig your hands into the dirt, imagine maggots crawling all over that cookie..leaving it's maggot can do it! Just do it! emoticon (and if you see me moving a cookie toward my mouth, fling that baby to the moon!)

Comment edited on: 11/3/2011 8:26:37 PM

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KKINNEA 11/3/2011 5:07PM

    Nice! Kick those cookies to the curb and tell 'em they can only come back on special occasions!

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HEALTHYBARB1 11/3/2011 4:41PM

    Choosing what is unacceptable and making goals to reach the acceptable is really what life style change is all about...go can do it....hope you a have a great lunch and have fun too!!! Smiles

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JITZUROE 11/3/2011 3:46PM

    Woohoo for you in saying NO MORE! Whether it be to cookies or to any other barriers in your way keeping you from your goal!!!

Call me crazy , but I think that lunching with a fellow sparkly pal post cookie monster behavior is the PERFECT remedy to keep the crumbs far far away today.
I am sure you will laugh and giggle (and maybe even spit) from the smiles!
Wish I could do that. I am jealous!

Be fantabulous and munch healthy! Like I even need to mention that last part...


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JENNIFER0807 11/3/2011 2:15PM

    stupid cookies and stupid stress!
Great blog though!

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/3/2011 1:50PM

    Wooo hoooo!!!!

I can TOTALLY feel ya on freaking plateaus. I only busted mine when I started adding in my strength training.

How about a new fast break goal - making sure to track obsessively all week including the weekend? With all the races you've had going on since June, I bet that's playing a part. But you know what? I have no doubt that you made HUGE PROGRESS compared to previous race seasons.


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PJH2028 11/3/2011 1:05PM

    Love you.
Love yourself today.
I believe you. And in you, Jan!

Stress is a big trigger for me - avoiding it helps sometimes, but avoiding stress also creates other problems for me.

Onward and Downward!!!!!
I LOVE that Beckett quote Frisbey sent you. That's the ticket!!!


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SARAWALKS 11/3/2011 12:47PM

    Cool! Have a great time and give CELLISTA a hug for me!
You will get back on track. I am in much the same situation... emoticon

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IMIN2GENES 11/3/2011 12:27PM

    Have fun at lunch! That's so cool that you get to meet up with an SP buddy.

Enjoy your walk and kick butt!

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JOMAMA99 11/3/2011 12:24PM

    Get back to the basics you were drumming into us!!! You can do it, we will make sure emoticon
Enjoy your lunch.

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ERINBEAR1876 11/3/2011 12:15PM

    You can do this! I love your attitude. You shine, lady :o}

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DAISY443 11/3/2011 12:05PM

    Enjoy your lunch with Cellista! Treat her nice!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 11/3/2011 11:52AM

    You can do it lady! I have faith. Maia appeared once on my page a month or so ago. No more cookies. Mmmkay? That goes for me too.

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CHELEMIA 11/3/2011 11:50AM

    I am there. I had an emotional overload Sunday and am still reeling. Only 1 lb gain but emotional and mental discomboobulation!! I am so glad you are strong enough to limit danger to that one night. You can do this. and am still discomboobulated and am setting one goal each day yesterday was for eating healthy and today is exercise.

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GREENEYES2020 11/3/2011 11:47AM

    I have fallen off the wagon too! Re-commit and start, just as you have planned for today! Keep up the good work!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 11/3/2011 11:45AM

    Cookies happen and you are back on track. Enjoy your walk and I know you will love your lunch.

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SLFRISBEY 11/3/2011 11:41AM

    This reminds me of my new favorite quote.

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett

We are going to mess up but get up the next day and try again! Can't wait to hear about the walk and how awesome you did! :)

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

So you all know I have been preaching back to 4 servings of fruits and veggies a day, eat more than the minimum protein, excerise 4 days a week. This last weekend was crazy busy and while I was happy to not gain any weight this weekend, by today, I was struggling.

I was hungry and munching and tired and kinda moody. Then the light bulb went off.

Barely 1 serving of freggies in the last 3 days. I skipped walking on Monday. I was a little short on my water and barely made the minimum with protein.

It is hard to believe that just a few days of not quite doing what I know is best for me had me really out of sorts. It was really interesting.

So back on track with my nutrition starting today. I started my morning with the 10 minute Kickboxing video. And i signed up for that trick or treat trot thingy and agreed to walk a 5 k by Sunday. Keep in mind, I usually walk somewhere in the 2 mile range but since my back/hip was hurting at about a mile for some reason, I haven't been going that far. Today I decided I would take my pain pill and just friggin do it. I meant to map it out first but frank got home early so i figured I would wing it and we would walk where we usually do and i would know how far 3.1 miles is.

So we walked and i was so excited and i came home and tracked it. It was only 2.7!!! Gah! I was so mad! So now I have to do it again! But I have tracked it and know what I
have to do and I'm gonna do it. Frank said why am I doing this? I was close, just forget it.

Um, no. I told myself I would and i am going to. Nobody cares if I do it. Except me. So i am gonna do it. And i am gonna eat well and i am gonna get out of these 220's if it kills me!

So we went

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 11/2/2011 10:38PM

    That dedication will get you down that lb. Go lady!

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    Good luck making it out of the 220' that you're sticking to what you said you were going to do. Get that 5K done, girl!

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JOMAMA99 11/2/2011 8:25PM

    You go girl! emoticon We are all rooting for you.

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/2/2011 7:44PM

    Gosh I know what you mean about not sticking to things for a couple days and feel bleghhhh. *hugs* Wooo hooo on gettin' back on track!!! :D

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JITZUROE 11/2/2011 4:56PM

    YOU WILL DO IT Darn it!!!! Go go go! I fell by the wayside HARD this weekend and on Halloween . bad news! So I know you fared better than I.
But now that I think about it, I too was short on protein and totally off on my veggies! Thanks for helping me make some sort of connection there ! Of course I can't use that to explain my entire platter full of emotional eating, but I KNOW that those puzzle pieces lacking in my diet are critical to my well being.

When is your do-over fat for the run? Make a date do you can commit to it. We'll keep you accountable!!!!


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OJIBWEEQUAY 11/2/2011 3:39PM

    Oh that hubby of yours! You are a lucky gal to have such a support there! Good for you and kicking 5ks butt! Oh and 2teens here you come and GO!!!!!!!!! Rock Mama!

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CANNIE50 11/2/2011 1:35PM

    I totally get it, on all counts - the lack of f's&v's, the moodiness, the munchiness, the necessary re-do on the 5k, all of it. One thing I am wondering is, do you do stretches for your back/hip? I tend towards pain in those areas as well but there are particular stretches I do that make all the difference. Of course, if your pain is due to a specific injury, just disregard what I just said.....and keep Sparkling, oh Sparkly one.

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SLFRISBEY 11/2/2011 11:09AM

    Go, Mama, Go!!! You can totally do it. You will break that plateau and keep kicking @$$! I have faith in you!

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AZURELITE 11/2/2011 10:53AM

    Good for you!

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KKINNEA 11/2/2011 10:24AM

    I care!! I totally get the frustration over the short course - if you were going to do 3.1 miles, you want to do it!

Grab another pain pill, get that 5K thingy done, then ice it all down. You've got this!!

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TURTLERASKIN 11/2/2011 9:53AM

    Great job just getting out there and doing it -- and you're right, just a couple of days off track makes a huge difference. Good for you for catching it early!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 11/2/2011 9:43AM

    Good for you. You can do it Jan! I am so proud of you.

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IMIN2GENES 11/2/2011 7:58AM

    You go girlfriend! I did it for me too! Just because I said so. I almost gave up at mile 2; but then buckled down and just finished the trick or treat trot.

Hope your back/hip are feeling better soon!

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It ain't easy bein' green

Thursday, October 27, 2011

But it's cute isn't it????

Yeah I made cake pops today for an event for my sister's kids church. For them I made these:

For some other kids in the family, I made the green monsters.

I only had one. I am learning this control thing! Yea for me!

I have a busy weekend ahead starting tomorrow with my neice and her family coming over. I got this though becuase I am cooking (tri-tip, green salad, beans) then we are going to a pumpkin patch (lots of walking).

Saturday is a wedding but I am going to be the sober driver so that means no alcohol calories and lots of dancing burning off whatever the dinner is going to be.

Sunday is my 10 year old nephews birthday party (trickier but I will eat before I go and plan for a small peice of cake).

Monday is halloween and I bought tattoos to give out instead of candy so I am all set.

I will be down 1 pound by Tuesday am.

What's your plan?

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AZURELITE 11/2/2011 10:55AM

    Tattoos for Hallowe'en giveaways... what a great idea!!

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TENACIOUSTIGER 10/31/2011 9:56AM

    hey way to go, i am a chef lecturer and specialis in pastry work so i get to challenge myself everyday to cook but not eat taste or lick anything. You would think after all these years i would be immune to chocolate but no i still love good quality chocolate. if its 70% you dont need much for a big flavour hit

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KAMAPERRY 10/29/2011 4:23PM

    Cute and yummy!

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BIGMAMAT 10/29/2011 10:51AM

    I love your plan!! You go mama!! Woohoooo!

Home today except for a small shopping trip. Protein for breakfast so have started the day out right. (no sugar).

Tomorrow I am going to a football banquet with the family. The plan, since i have no idea what's going to be there, I will choose veggies first(if there are any, afterall it is for teenage boys) and then I will only take a couple spoonfuls of casseroles (since I dont know whats in them). I will allow for dessert if there is anything there that I just can't live without. (light lunch and breakfast before).

As for the Halloween candy, I am not a big "candy" fan and the Chocolate things disappear pretty quickly around here.... I probably won't have to worry about it long. emoticon

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OJIBWEEQUAY 10/28/2011 2:51PM

    Good Idea with the tats!!!!!!!!! Oh I want cake pop!!!!!! Have fun this weekend! emoticon

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JITZUROE 10/28/2011 12:59PM

    Woweeeeeeee!!!!!! Green froggies with googly oogley eye balls!!!!!! I want them as pets!!! How on earth did you make them???
And tattoos- what a grand idea!
Have fun dancing the night away!
No gains this weekend! No way!

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IMIN2GENES 10/28/2011 11:12AM

    Just love those cake pops! The green monsters cracked me up.

Sounds like you've got a full weekend AND a great plan for handling it. Enjoy!

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SLFRISBEY 10/28/2011 11:11AM

    Love it! I am so glad I am not a baker, otherwise things would be much worse than they already are :) Good for you to be the DD at the wedding. We went to one this last weekend and got a room in the hotel that the reception was in. I did get the alcohol calories but didn't eat the cake and danced til my feet hurt (and that was AFTER shedding my 4.5 inch heels!)! So much fun! This weekend is dedicated to HOMEWORK. Not fun, but a necessary evil if I don't want to waste my money. We are going to another wedding reception/party (my friends eloped to Cali 3 weeks ago) this weekend so hope to cut another rug and burn some more calories! Have a WONDEFUL weekend and I hope to see pictures next week!

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TERRYT55 10/28/2011 10:12AM

    I love these cake-pops. Just too cute. Enjoy your busy weekend

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KRAWRS 10/28/2011 9:06AM

    I LOVE THOSE! Frankly, the orange ones are lovely, but the green ones are AWESOME! Sounds like you have your plan under control. Good for you! I plan on buying a small bag of candy Sunday night (so its not in the house long) and it'll go out on my front porch Monday morning (cuz I won't be home til after trick or treating starts). Friday-Sunday I'll be out of town for a wake, a funeral, and a Halloween party. I plan on buying salad for the Halloween party as my contribution, so I can fill up on that and spaghetti (the main course) instead of all the junk that'll probably be there too. Friday evening-Saturday morning, food will be out of my control... but I can only hope that if we eat out there will be healthy options, and if not, I'm planning on eating smaller portions... just enough to be full. So that's my plan and I'm sticking to it!!!!

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DAISY443 10/28/2011 7:03AM

    Gotta love those pops, but glad I don't live close enuff to get any! My self control couldn't handle that!

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BADASSBLONDIE 10/28/2011 1:33AM

    You are insane. I cannot imagine baking as much as you do and having any self control.

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CANNIE50 10/28/2011 12:19AM

    Ok, those, esp the green alien guys, are BEYOND cute. What a great plan you have in place. Dance your arse off, honey. Between dancing, and not drinking, sheesh - that is like banking 1500 calories. Love the tattoos instead of candy, idea. Hey, maybe I should plaster temp tattoos on myself instead of eating candy on Halloween - by the morning of Nov 1st I will be ALL tatted up. PS You are on fire, Mama - keep on Sparkling, Sparkly girl.

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TURTLERASKIN 10/27/2011 11:52PM

    So cute! LOVE the tattoos for Halloween idea. I usually only get three or four trick-or-treaters so was planning to leave the lights off this year and not get candy (and go walk the street three blocks over that's Halloween central in my town -- people there seriously get 800+ trick-or-treaters every year!), but maybe I'll pick up something like that for "emergencies."

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LESLIES537 10/27/2011 11:33PM

    Those are sooo cute! So THAT'S what that thing was that my daughter brought home from her school party the other day! I thought it was just some nasty sucker and finally I took a little bite and was like, OH MY LORD! HEAVEN on a freakin stick I tell ya! LOL

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GRACEISENUF 10/27/2011 11:05PM

    Oh I love those little greenmonster cake cute! Can I have one? Trick or treat emoticon

Let's see my plan is Sunday we leave for Bass Lake/Yosemite so I will get mega hiking in. I have packed all healthy snacks and we are bringing chicken/tri tip to the condo and will buy fresh veggies at the Von's up there. Halloween will be non-existant unless some vacationing kids come by the condo/timeshare (doubt it). I know it's silly but I am taking the scale with me. Yep..that way I can jump on it and make sure I do not gain. We will be there six days so yep it's going. If it were a quick trip I wouldn't be taking it but we practically live up there these days. Vacays are not an excuse anymore to go crazy with has taken me a LONG time to make this change believe me.

Enjoy the wedding and all the things you have planned.

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Even if

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Even if you have been doing perfectly well this week
Even if you haven't done a damn thing to take care of yourself this week
Even if you have done ok with some things but not others
I want you to know, you are still here
and that counts.

You are reading this so
You WANT to succeed
You are looking to improve your health, your body, your happiness
You may not be in perfect sync, but you are making progress.
It still counts.

So by Friday, I want you to choose 2 of the following items and please, report back.

Give yourself a break
Make a list of 5 things you have done right this week
Make a list of 5 things you can do better
Say hello to 5 separate Spark friends that you have been thinking about
Vote for one of your friends who is motivational to you to be a motivator
Read 1 person's blog whom you have never met and comment on it.
Find a new spark recipe and actually make it
Do a short workout video from the spark collection (thanks to you , Denise).
Tell yourself NO to a negative thought, a compulsion to eat that Halloween candy, to the laziness that is creeping in telling you to sit out that walk or run or workout.

And remember when things get tough, I am here and I am cheering for you and I so are alot of other people. Progress not perfection, ok? Ok.

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BIGMAMAT 10/29/2011 10:56AM

    I talked with 5 different sparkfriends, commented on a blog and made a new friend,made a new recipe that carol recommended(yummy good), and I am still here. emoticon

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CELLISTA1 10/28/2011 9:13PM

    Well, it's Friday and I thought I'd check back in. I've done most of the things on the list, including commenting on blogs of people who are new to me. I gave myself a break: skipped salsa class to go to a crazy Yugoslavian concert at Disney Hall. I checked in with a number of Spark friends that I love to keep connected with.

Saying NO to a negative thought: how about this? At lunch today I considered a high-quality hamburger and had an asparagus and squash omelette instead.

My life is very Sparked, and I'm eating very well (under 1500 calories every day). The one area that needs to improve is cardio. Yes, I'm a Pilates junkie and I belly dance, but it's not enough. My weight doesn't change, and since I'm doing everything else pretty darn well, my body is saying that I need to move more vigorously - and I'm resisting.

So, yes, progress, not perfection. Thanks for keeping us honest!

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CULAINA 10/28/2011 8:43PM

    Right, I'm ready *deep breath*

5 things I need to try harder with:
1. Being myself - I change to fit the company I keep sometimes.
2. Keep on the right path even when things get tricky - I get sidetracked and distracted easily
3. Make the right choices - I am a grown up (in theory) so shouldn't let anyone persuade me to do the wrong thing
4. Stand up for myself- I need to be proud of who i am.
5. Like what I see in the mirror - I have a pretty face in the right conditions but a pretty horrible body. I want to love myself, whatever my size and shape.

5 things I have done well:
1. I ordered a grilled chicken salad todaywhen my sister ordered a yummy lasagne which is my favourite.
2. I walked around monkeyworld for 3 hours non-stop yesterday. It's incredibly hilly but I powered up the hills even though I was in heels.
3. I stood up for myself this week and didn't let someone bully me even though he was giving it his all.
4. I have taken time to relax this week on holiday, eating breakfast ever day and reading 2 books, a rare treat.
5. I looked in the mirror today and thought I looked okay. I was brave and took some full body shots of myself so that I can share them on here. I only ever share photos of my face so I am preparing myself to be brave.

Thanks for the motivation mama, you are my go-to girl x x

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LOVE2BTHIN2 10/28/2011 12:08PM

    I needed this today. I've been off for a while and am struggling to get things under control again. I think I have more to work on than right, but I will continue to try. Your encouragement is soooooo appreciated. Thank you!

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CHELEMIA 10/28/2011 12:44AM

    I voted this week for 3 motivators. Will do the other two tonight.

I have emailed 4 spark Friends 1 more to go.

I have been living on the recipe site. Next week it will be for shrimp.

I am looking forward to contacting someone new.

I have exercised every day for at least an hour.
I set up for our traditional Christmas garage for Halloween. I give out presents and candy too.
I have all the christmas decorations out, both trees are up, the toys are sorted and ready .
The lights are up and the garage is ready for a long fun evening of friends and cute kids!!
The money for candy is ready but I will buy it Sunday night.

More control when hungry and late!!! Today I ate 1/2 a regular thin style pizza. NOT GOOD.
Better follow through when I can't work out at work. Too tired to do it at home.......
Better follow through period.
Cooking daily Even if I am tired!!
Exercise regularly on Weekends

Thank you, Mama Dwarf, I am succeeding more then failing. Some times I get into the negative and forget!!!

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JITZUROE 10/27/2011 3:44PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! Did I need to read this? Ummm HECK YEAH
Have I fallen off the wagon recently and been run over by the stupid thing? Ummm HECK YEAH ( owwww!!! )
Was I reading a blog filled with fluff and fuzzy kittens in some attempt to fit it to my current state of mind, while KNOWING it didn't? Ummmm NOPE!
Thank you for this.
I needed it!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 10/27/2011 9:24AM

    Love this!!! Awe thanks for always cheering on your fellow Sparkers!!!

1. I have eaten below 2000 cals this week
2. 1 day was even below 1800 emoticon
3. Tried Spark workouts!Love Coach Nicoles 15 min abs!
4. No baked goods!!!!!
5. Tracking all my food
I need to work on...
1. Eating less
2. being less critical of my body
3. Eat more vegetables
4. Going to bed earlier(before 11pm)
5. Try to be optimistic about my knee!

Thanks Mama!

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JOMAMA99 10/27/2011 9:08AM

    Will post mine tomorrow, thanks for motivation and support!

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CULAINA 10/27/2011 5:50AM

    Will report back on Friday, mama. I'm working on some of those right now x x

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GRACEISENUF 10/26/2011 11:22PM

    Needed more improvement than I thought...came up with 7...oops

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GRACEISENUF 10/26/2011 11:21PM

    My List;

5 right things

I have exercised every day this week
I have eaten nutritious food and not binged
I have spent alone time with my hubs and alone time with my son
I have given myself some special alone time
I have spent time with my parents and have let them know I love them

5 things to improve (this is really hard, LOL)

Create some new exciting meals instead of the same ole rotation (looking forward to getting the new SP cookbook I ordered).

Try one of those videos that you like (10 minute one).

Quit procastinating about cleaning/organizing my pantry.

Go to bed earlier.

Up my water intake.

You really make me brain is tired. :)

Quit weighing so much

Organize my office and files


Comment edited on: 10/26/2011 11:21:57 PM

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MICKEYMAX 10/26/2011 10:54PM

    It is a perfectly great list and so far this week (without the prompting of your blog) I have:

Given self break
proposed a motivator

5 "right" things
I sparked
I hugged a crying colleague
I ate yogurt
I stopped into late into the night
I smiled from the inside out

5 "need improvement"
Meal planning and executing
More sleep
Doable exercise
Doing something instead of nothing
food tracking


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