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Where am I?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I don't know. I got on the scale Monday after gardening saturday for 2 hours, heavy gardening. The whole sweaty, dirty hard moving rocks kind. Then walked the dog for 2 miles, then went to a banquet where I danced for 6 hours PLUS ate well. Now, to be fair, I did drink quite a bit. But anyway. I got on the scale Monday and i was up like 3 pounds.So I decided to not weigh till Thursday. Today I worked for a solid 6 hours cleaning my house with my sister and kids. The dirty sweaty move furniture and clean stuff you never do kind. I have burned hella calories in the last few days. I tracked my food and I'm good even with the 3 cookies and 1 brownie I ate. I was tired, weak and fed my sugar addiction. Don't judge...lol.

Anyway I am going to do my best in the next few days because 219 is still in my head and heart. Onward to where I'm going!

  
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CULAINA 11/17/2011 5:08PM

    Come on mama, you can do it!

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CANNIE50 11/16/2011 9:51PM

    WOwsa - you are something else. Clearly you are doing lots of things right to possess the energy to do what you have been doing - could you have done all of that when you were at your highest weight? Yes, that number that has eluded you will soon be yours, I have no doubt........

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JOMAMA99 11/16/2011 12:26PM

    You made me tired just reading all you have been doing. Don't worry the scale will catch up with you before you know it!

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COOKWITHME65 11/16/2011 12:42AM

    You can do it! Sometimes have a few drinks can throw your weight off due to water retention. Give it a few days. You will get there.

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KRAWRS 11/16/2011 12:18AM

    YOU CAN DO IT!

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GRACEISENUF 11/16/2011 12:18AM

    I busted my ars in the Yosemite foothills...hiked/walked a total of 67 miles in 16 days...I plan to weigh in tomorrow am as I pigged out today in San Luis Obispo on our way home visiting our daughter.

WE WILL KEEP PRESSING ON SPARK BUDDY.

Glad to be back!

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CELLISTA1 11/15/2011 11:56PM

    Must be the booze... Aww, you'll get there!!!!!!

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HGSGUY 11/15/2011 10:07PM

    The scale is just one thing to look at. The good you do for yourself can't be measured on the scale alone. For me daily weigh ins took all the pressure off that I created for myself with weekly weigh ins. Doesn't work for everybody, but the 2 pounds up one day 3 pounds down another all even out in my tracker and I can see results over a period of time. The numbers are a point of interest to me, but I kind of just shrug them off (except after the cruise, holly cow what did I eat on the ship)!

Hang in there, your efforts are being rewarded, even if the mean old scale won't let you have satisfaction now!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/15/2011 8:59PM

    Yeah, the scale sucks. I bet it didn't take into account that last year you probably didn't even want to garden because it was "too much work." Or the fact that last year, you probably never took stitch on 2 mile walks because you just "couldn't do it." Forget the scale. You have a goal, and you're gonna do it Jan! You've got this!

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PJH2028 11/15/2011 8:52PM

    Hey Jan!
Me, I can't weight more than 1x every week or sometimes 2 weeks, cuz the actions don't always match with the results.

Alcohol always throws a curveball at my burn calculations.

Doing all that you are doing... DOES have a snowball effect. So Onward & Downward YOU ARE SURELY GOING!! Focus on all the good positive actions you are taking.

Lots o love,
Paula

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those size 18's still don't fit

Friday, November 11, 2011

But the 3 other pairs of pants I bought today sure do! Hahahahahahaha! That's me being hysterical! I got a coupon for 50 dollars off a 100 purchase at lane bryant outlet today so I went to look. I got some size 20 and some size 18's. You know me, always the optomist! So i put the 20's on and they were way big and i got the 18's and they fit perfect. I got a pair of jeans, some black skinny soft as butter pants and a pair of grey cords, I also got some new jammies, a new bra, 38c, and a cute top that I am wearing tomorrow to our race car banquet. I will take pics tomorrow. The best part was I spent 147.00 and saved over 150.00!!!!!!! So yeah I was doing the happy dance!

We are also redoing a section of my backyard so i will have some pics on Sunday for you guys...woot! Progress baby!

  
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KRAWRS 11/13/2011 1:45PM

    That's AMAZING! Way to go!!

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KKINNEA 11/13/2011 1:41AM

    Nice job saving money on new smaller clothes - sounds like you got the best of the bargains!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 11/12/2011 11:04PM

    wooohoooooooooo Way to go Jan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 11/12/2011 10:46PM

    I am do excited for you!!!! Way to go. In the teens for good. You are amazing lady.

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BTINTERNET 11/12/2011 10:37PM

    Awesome!!!

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/12/2011 7:18PM

    WOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!

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MUSICALLYMINDED 11/12/2011 7:16PM

    lucky! i'm still saying my size 20, size 20 mantra but then today i tried on some 22's that didn't fit! grrr!

seriously though, good for you. going down in sizes is awesome. and today i took some of my fat clothes to a consignment shop and got $35! i can use that next time i go shopping.

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IMIN2GENES 11/12/2011 6:55PM

    Awesome! Smaller sizes AND a sale! What more can a gal ask for? LOL!
Congrats!
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HEALTHYBARB1 11/12/2011 6:51PM

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So exciting to get to buy new smaller clothes and on sale too!!! Totally enjoy the look of you in a smaller size...spend some time in front of the mirror and do the Happy DANCE!!! You deserve it!!! Smiles Barb
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SCHENPOSSIBLE 11/12/2011 6:44PM

    NSV. And saving money is always great! Can't wait to see the pics. Have a good time this weekend!

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CANNIE50 11/12/2011 5:32PM

    Fun! I'm looking forward to photos. 219 is right around the bend, baby! Think of someone you will be donating your new clothes to, because it won't be long now. "Discipline in, cravings out" repeat repeat ....... emoticon But, in the meantime, enjoy those new clothes - they sound cute emoticon

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CELLISTA1 11/12/2011 2:28PM

    The incredible shrinking woman!

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TURTLERASKIN 11/12/2011 11:16AM

    Sounds like you had a fun time shopping!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 11/12/2011 10:10AM

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That is wonderful, great deal too!

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MADEMCHE 11/12/2011 8:49AM

    Love the energy! So happy for you!

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JOMAMA99 11/12/2011 8:30AM

    Way to go! I love to shop when I save more than I spend. I bet you look hot in your new duds! emoticon

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PJH2028 11/12/2011 8:02AM

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a joyful celebration
happy dance
and love

and, yes, take pics!!!!

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SAHARASUE 11/12/2011 7:46AM

    emoticon Way to go on the new size! I love shopping for deals! I got a new pair of Levi's at Macys this week for $6. Sweet! The black skinnies and cords sound divine.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/12/2011 7:37AM

    Man, I love a good sale! Those 18's will fit in no time, you'll see : )

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CHELEMIA 11/12/2011 1:55AM

    Congrats. Sounds like a fun afternoon!!! YOu Go girl do that happy dance!!

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CSROBERTSON621 11/11/2011 11:48PM

    Congrats! Fitting into smaller sizes feels amazing, doesn't it? Proof positive that you're getting results.

Also, you should know that getting from a 20 to an 18 (a difference of 2 inches in the waist/hips) takes TWICE as much progress as going from, say, a 10 to an 8 (1 inch difference in waist/hips). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_sta
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Back when I was wondering why it was taking so LONG (or so it seemed) for me to get into those 20's and 18's, someone told me that. Made me feel twice as accomplished when I finally got there! ;0)

So I guess what I'm trying to say is you're actually TWICE as awesome as you thought. Enjoy the victory!

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STEORRA 11/11/2011 11:45PM

    Nice! I love catching deals like that at Lane Bryant. It's the only way its really affordable!

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Chanting, chanting, chanting

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

All I have been thinking about is 219. 219. 219. TWO NINETEEN!

I am trying to get there. I really am.

219 means I have lost MORE than 70 pounds (which is where I have been since June losing and gaining the same 5-10 pounds).

219 means I will have left the 300's, 290's, 280's, 270's, 260's, 250's, 240's, 230's and 220's behind.

219 means I am only 3 pounds away from losing 75 pounds and on my way to 80,90 and more.


219 means I am getting closer to weighing less than my husband.

I want those things. REALLY BAD!

For the last few weeks I have stepped it up. I walked a 5k for the first time ever, added back 3 day a week 1o minute excercise video's, I have been planning my dinners and tracking truthfully and if (like today), I am having a heavier dinner than usual, I plan for a healthier breakfast and lunch.

I am not going to lie and say I have been perfect (wth does that mean anyway?) but I have been mindful and in the back of my mind, I keep saying 219. I want it. I want it bad. I am trying really hard to get there. I feel if I can blast through that stupid 220 wall, I will be on my way to the rest of my weight loss.

It may take me longer than I would like, I may go up before I go down but I guarantee you, I WILL GET THERE. And beyond.

So keep watching because one day, one day really soon, you are gonna see a blog from me titled "219".

That is my chant. That is my goal. That is my mantra.

What's yours?

  
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FANGFACEKITTY 11/14/2011 10:17PM

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I shall chant for and with you...219! 219! 219! 219! You'll be there before you know it!

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MISSMINDY6 11/11/2011 7:24AM

    Fantastic! I *know* you'll do it!
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CANNIE50 11/10/2011 4:31PM

    Oh, how funny - I was just getting ready to post a blog about mantras and I see your blog and your mantra. I am really looking forward to reading your "219!" blog (you will definitely need at least one exclamation point, if not more). I like that you acknowledge mindfulness over perfection because one is very attainable, the other is a delusion that sets us up for frustration and a sense of failure. I have no doubt that you will blast your way through to 219 and beyond (hey, like your fellow superhero, Buzz Lightyear, maybe that can be your mantra, instead of "infinity and beyond", I am picturing you in your cape, shouting "to 219 and beyond....." Go, mama, go.

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SLFRISBEY 11/10/2011 2:08PM

    I need to start chanting. If for nothing other than to make that a priority not an afterthought. 210 is the next big milestone... 210, 210, 210.... Let's do it!

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/10/2011 12:52PM

    GO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go backwards about 2 months and you'll hear me chanting (149 149 149 149 149) b/c I kept getting to the 140's and losing it over and over and over and over and over again. When I started PMP I got more focused and broke through that plateau. Then, I started putting post-its up at work. I get to change it with every 1/2 pound. It said 40 for awhile, then got to 40.5, then 41, and now it's at 43. I make the post-its decorative and fun with all the highlighters we have in our office, and when I'm feeling down or annoyed, I look over and see what I *have* accomplished.

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KKINNEA 11/10/2011 12:43PM

    My goal is consistency so I'll chant that for me.

For you, I add my "219!!"

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TERRYT55 11/10/2011 11:56AM

    Keep it up, Jan. I know 219 is right around the corner for you! For some reason weighing less than my husband was a big deal for me too!

I know you can do it and I am chanting right along with you!

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TURTLERASKIN 11/10/2011 11:55AM

    So good! I don't think I have a weight mantra; I think it's just "one more pound!" because that's all I can mentally cope with at a time!

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JITZUROE 11/10/2011 10:37AM

    SHAZAM!!!! I am so excited for you ( and your groovy chant).
I'm chanting that I am not really hurting this bad. I am telling myself that I can do little things today with a smile and stock to eating clean today and ignore my food triggers (pain and stress). And I will get through today!

You my dear are my Super Sparkly hero today!
Bren

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JOMAMA99 11/10/2011 10:32AM

    You keep going-soon you will be changing your tune to 200! You can do it-we have every faith in you and we will be there cheering you along! My chant right now is consistency, consistency, consistency!


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DONNACFIT 11/10/2011 10:09AM

    Chanting with you :) good luck :)

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/10/2011 8:34AM

    190, 190, 190, must get there by 12/31/2011! You're doing great and you've been so positive about it all. I get so discouraged when people are like "screw it, I'm done, I've been on a plateau for xx weeks..." Hang in there mama, stay positive, and you'll see 219 ASAP! Can't wait to read that blog!

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PJH2028 11/10/2011 8:27AM

    You ARE getting there and you WILL SEE THE NUMBER soon soon soon.
My gosh, gal! Look at that string of decades you've already accomplished! Reading THAT made a big impression on me. And YES YES chant chant chant, stride stride stride, h20 h20 h20, breath breath breath. Every decade of digits for me has had a stuck point since the first two. It's part of it. The body giving it up, the gates of change opening.

Just keep sending those messages... with your actions and wishes.
Change is gonna come!

I love you. Paula


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ERIN4771 11/10/2011 6:51AM

    just keep swimming, just keep swimming, what do we do? we swim, swim, swim.....yep, that's mine in a nutshell!!!

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CALLIKIA 11/10/2011 6:27AM

    299...299...299
MUST KEEP GOING...MUST SEE 299...

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 11/9/2011 11:30PM

    Chanting right along with you!

(Of course mine is 4 more lbs! 4 more lbs!)

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COLUMBINE2 11/9/2011 11:16PM

    My dh wants to know why I have post-it notes hanging everywhere in the house saying 219!!! 219!!!! 219!!!!

He just doesn't get it! You'll get there.....you realize that scales are the dumbest things on earth..and always the last to know of any progress!!! They are fickle and fundamentally idiots...so do NOT be discouraged..no matter what!

I'm still encouraging everyone to try strength training w/ weights & gym machines. That's what finally broke my year-long plateau! Whatever works for you! That's me screaming in the background: 219! 219! emoticon emoticon

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CHELEMIA 11/9/2011 11:11PM

    220'2, 220's! 4 lbs to go!!!

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MUSICALLYMINDED 11/9/2011 10:52PM

    size 20 jeans, size 20 jeans, size 20 jeans... ok it's probably not as easy to chant as "219" but it's what i'm looking forward to.

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ANAJAK 11/9/2011 10:44PM

    Yeehaa.... I love this blog!! You are so awesome Mama - you've just sparked me up!!

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grapes vs cake pops

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Yesterday I went and helped my neice have a garage sale and move into her new place, which is starting a fabulous new life. I lifted alot of stuff and didn't eat very well but got it done and had a good time doing it, frank was home with a cold and by the time I got home last night, he was so sweet and sincerely missed me. As you know, we don't spend alot of time part! Anyway, today I made breakfast and even tho he was still sick, we took stitchy for a walk and then came home and i made lunch. There were several hours in between all of this, lol. Kady had made cake pops and I really wanted one. I even put it in my tracker. When I went to the frig, I saw a big bag of grapes. I popped one in my mouth and it was crunchy and delicious and sweet. I got a bowl of them, came to spark and pushed delete on the cake pop and added grapes instead. Its funny how that simple act has made me feel so confidant. I can get through the rest of the day now. I'm sure of it.

  
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IRISHBEANERGAL 11/9/2011 1:25PM

    Way to go! Step by step, we succeed!

~irish

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IMIN2GENES 11/9/2011 11:35AM

    Well done! I like that!
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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/8/2011 7:02PM

    That's great! Isn't funny how something that seems so simple can SO significant? Rock it mama!

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COUCHDIVA333 11/8/2011 8:09AM

    you ROCK!!!

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/7/2011 2:38PM

    Go you!!!!!!!!!!

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HIPPIECHIC68 11/7/2011 11:32AM

    Way to go! And those little green alien cake pops are so cute!!

Have a great day!

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HEYBUTT 11/7/2011 9:39AM

    Awesome!!

Not only because you made that little change but because you NOTICED that you made that little change. A lot of times we get focused on all the "bad" things we do and forget to accentuate our positives.

Grapes, nature's candy!

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FITNFUNJEN 11/7/2011 1:45AM

    emoticon Good choices are empowering, aren't they? Way to go!

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CELLISTA1 11/6/2011 10:22PM

    Bravo!

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KAMAPERRY 11/6/2011 9:09PM

    Good for you!! I am going to get some grapes now!

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CANNIE50 11/6/2011 9:03PM

    wowsa - niiiice emoticon emoticon

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CULAINA 11/6/2011 6:52PM

    now that's what i like to see! well done xx

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    emoticon Great decision!

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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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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 11/6/2011 4:51PM

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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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JOMAMA99 11/6/2011 8:01AM

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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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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

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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!
Congratulations!

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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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