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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Per my last blog, I need accountability, so I am assuming so do some of you.

I do not want to start a formal team but I'm thinking we can sign in here once a week and just let each other know how we are doing or what we need help with.

Anyone want to join me?

How about Sunday evenings?

It might keep us all in check a little bit on the weekend and we can state weight loss, non scale victories, encourage each other, ask for help, confess our sins or whatever is going on that is helping us with our goals or keeping us from them.

Maybe we can do a team down the road but I prefer informal, just dropping in for a chat.

I will create a blog on Sunday and start with that.


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BIGMAMAT 7/4/2012 4:31PM

    I'm in. Walking right along with you! emoticon

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GODIVADSG 7/3/2012 10:02PM

    I am in... I got took the time today to read!! And not a self help book either!!

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DAISY443 7/3/2012 1:27PM

    I'm in-Something good-going camping in 100 plus degree weather!

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KKINNEA 7/3/2012 1:23PM

    Great idea!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/3/2012 12:15PM

    Of course I'm IN!!! Something good... the rain stopped = )

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CELLISTA1 7/3/2012 11:31AM

    Oh, you had to say TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD! I saw Chaka Khan at the Bowl a week ago and couldn't get that song out of my head for 3 days! Finally, it went away.
Til now..............

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HEALTHYASHLEY 7/3/2012 10:57AM

    I am in.

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MELLYBEANS0919 7/3/2012 10:52AM

    Sounds good! Accountability is key for me.

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PJH2028 7/3/2012 10:52AM

    I LOVE this idea!!! Accountability is key... and me myself and I aren't making the grade alone with the keyboard these days. Count me in for Sunday!! THANK YOU!

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SLFRISBEY 7/3/2012 10:39AM

    sounds fun! Lord knows I need alot of help with this and weekends are my downfall.

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Monday, July 02, 2012

When I first started here on sparkpeople in March of 2010, I did not really believe I could lose weight. I was going to "give it a shot".

I told nobody but my husband and my kids. But I told myself, when I lost 15 pounds, I would announce it. I had to prove to myself I could lose some weight and then I was going to tell everyone and I would have a head start.

I would be accountable.

I did lose 15 pounds. I told the top 3 F's...Friends, Family, Facebook.

Those first 15 came off so quickly, I was encouraged. I also knew that once I told everyone, people would expect me to keep going or they would wait to watch me fail.

I lost 50 pounds that first year. The 2nd year I lost 20 and got a total of 70 pounds off (keeping in mind, my original goal was to lose 111 pounds).

Then vacations happened. Life happened. Cake pops happened.

I lost the same 5-10 pounds over and over and over. But I was happy because I proved to myself that I could "maintain".

I decided this year (my 3rd year) would be about finishing.

Now that life is still happening, as well as vacations, cake pops, cookies, Captain Morgan, summer, winter, spring and fall, I have to face the truth.

I am gradually losing ground.

The glowing numbers on my tracker no longer read 70 pounds down. The truth is in Orange letters....55.

That means I have not maintained my weight. It means I have gained 15 pounds.

My shorts are getting tight. My muffin top is growing. I feel every one of those pounds.

I re-read some blogs to see where my head was at when I started. I am going back to read my trackers...what was I eating then? what was I not eating then?

I am determined to lose these 15 pounds and then keep going.

I didn't come here to be defeated. I came here to LOSE and by lose, I mean WIN.

So, I have confessed the 15 pounds, I am accountable, I am determined and I AM going to finish what I started.

Please hold me accountable. Please stay with me. I did not lose the first amount of weight by myself and I will need you to help me.

Here we go.....

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BIGMAMAT 7/4/2012 4:28PM

    emoticon" I am accountable, I am determined and I AM going to finish what I started. "

I AM WITH YOU! let's do this thing!!! emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 7/3/2012 10:57AM

You did it before, you can do it again!

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DAISY443 7/3/2012 8:18AM

    I find that I start "cheating". "forgetting" to log those 2 cookies (with bites out of them or not), thinking I will exercise tomorrow, doing 12 reps of strength training instead of 15 or 20. Maybe we just need to go back to step one, woman up and do it! We can, you know!

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CINDYLUFUS 7/3/2012 7:51AM

    I am exactly in the same spot as you. I had lost 85 lbs. and maintained that loss for over a year. Then life happened, and now I am up about 20 lbs. I decided it is time to regroup and restart. We can do this together!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 7/3/2012 6:55AM

    Oh I should read some of my blogs! Great idea! We got this! emoticon

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BAYBELIEVER 7/2/2012 10:28PM

    I have been doing these same things. Wondering what happened to my head and my meals and my exercise and why I let this happen when I told myself I never would let it. But WE can do this! We are still here and we will find a way to make this happen! I came across this quote the other day:

You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.
--Ralph Marston

Let's get on it!

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LISALGB 7/2/2012 10:09PM

    Cheering you on!! You can do this!!

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RUNNER12COM 7/2/2012 9:03PM

    So much wisdom here, there is no way you can fail.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/2/2012 8:56PM

    That's right mama, here we go! I did the exact same things when I was having a hard time. I went back and read my food logs. Read what kind of workouts I was doing and did EXACTLY that. It jump started me and get me right on track. You're gonna do this, and I'll be here every step of the way. Love you!

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CELLISTA1 7/2/2012 7:49PM

    I hear you. That was hard for you to admit. However....... I think the time is coming for some serious examination of personal issues. You've said it before: why, just when you have a plan or a goal in place, do you do just the opposite of what you should be doing? I do it too. This is not about not knowing what to do, because we know. What is it that is stopping us? I give you (and me too) credit for enjoying life! But something is stopping us at a critical moment and if we don't examine it, I don't know if we will ever really conquer this. You know how much I respect and admire you. I will listen to whatever you have to say.

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ISAHLIA 7/2/2012 6:53PM

    emoticon It's good to look at where you are to re-group, re-focus, and charge ahead again! You CAN do this, you know you can you've done so much already. Finish the rest to show the rest of us how it is done! You can do it.

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    Right here with you my friend. It is go time.

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cookies and tarts (pictures)

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Reece's peanut butter cup and hersheys chocolate chunk cookies and rapsberry tarts.

I have no comments other than to say, they are all in the freezer now for the 4th of July BBQ...

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BAYBELIEVER 7/2/2012 11:04AM

    Hmmm. Dangerous! But I love DAISY443's comment!

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DAISY443 7/2/2012 10:00AM

    Great idea! In the future all the cookies I serve will be shaped as though they had one bite out of them! How many calories are there in one bite of cookie?? Hmmmmm!

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PJH2028 7/2/2012 9:17AM

    Safely in the fridge. haha! You know how to entertain!

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    And yet more desserts that won't be saved for us.

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JERZGURL_NAN 7/1/2012 11:40PM

    thanks for putting a smile on our faces - can't believe that we really are preparing for July 4th!!! Love the 4th and looking forward to the day off!! Let's PARTEEE

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LISALGB 7/1/2012 11:25PM

    Oh my, those look delicious!! Have a Happy 4th of July!!

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    It's weird, but mine come out of the oven with that little bite out of them too...I thought it was just me! emoticon

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CANNIE50 7/1/2012 9:53PM

    You crack me up, girlie. emoticon emoticon

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_CYNDY55_ 7/1/2012 9:53PM

    emoticonYUMMM emoticon emoticon

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JUSTDOIT011 7/1/2012 9:48PM

    emoticon = emoticon
Looks great!

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MJ7DM33 7/1/2012 9:40PM

  They look really good!!!

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PAMATX 7/1/2012 9:40PM


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What's worse?

Sunday, July 01, 2012

What's worse?

Eating old Halloween candy


chopping it up and making cookies out of it?

Guess which one I chose?

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DAISY443 7/2/2012 10:04AM

    You had peanut butter cups left??? How could that happen?? That's just not right! lol

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CANNIE50 7/1/2012 8:32PM

    Halloween candy doesn't survive to see emoticon at my house, it sure as heck isn't still hanging around by emoticon. I am quite impressed......

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TERRYT55 7/1/2012 7:14PM

    Too funny.......did you take pics of the cookies you made????

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LISALGB 7/1/2012 6:21PM

    Well, all I have to say is, a good cookie is most difficult to resist. And, that's all I have to say about that. emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/1/2012 6:21PM

    Too funny! I'm sure they were delicious = )

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MELLYBEANS0919 7/1/2012 4:55PM

    Impressed you would have Halloween candy still.

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MAMADWARF 7/1/2012 4:46PM

    They were reece's peanut butter cup and plain hersheys mini candy bars...candy corn NEVER would have survived November...

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SMILINGTREE 7/1/2012 3:50PM

    I'm just impressed there was still Halloween candy around...

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    JANNNN!!!! You are hilarious.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 7/1/2012 3:03PM

    I was thinking about you a few minutes ago when I ran across cake pops! Cookies... yum. Were they the candy corn?

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Repeat performances....

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I went back through some of my old blogs from when I started. Here is one from June 2 years ago. It still applies to you and to me!

And in honor of Cellista, here you go...
Btw, I wear a 38c now....

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CANNIE50 6/30/2012 12:34PM

    Hey doll. It is always fun to go back and read your older blogs (you have come a long way, baby-doll, just based on bra size!). I am on an eternal quest for another good sports bra. I ordered a couple new ones, in lovely colors, that I hate. I also hate returning stuff so I need to remember to never order bras on-line. I do think, as far as regular bras go, it is a worthwhile investment to go somewhere like Nordstroms, get professionally fitted, and buy semi-expensive bras because they make such a difference in terms of comfort, and in how our clothes fit. I don't think there is a perfect bra out there - the perfect bra tends to be no bra, right? Have a bouncy weekend! emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 6/29/2012 11:19AM

    I hate shopping for bras and wearing them. Thankfully I got fitted last year and got 2 beautiful bras that make my boobies look good. emoticon (I still take them off right away)

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/29/2012 6:51AM

    Lol! Thanks for sharing thise again = )

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CELLISTA1 6/29/2012 2:02AM

    I am honored to be honored, even in a blog about bras. Can't believe you went from a 48 to a 38. Yikes! OMG, somebody in my pilates class referred to herself in a sports bra as having a "monoboob." emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 6/29/2012 1:14AM

    Around the house I am always free and in the 1960's.


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    Have you bought a bra from Victoria's Secret yet? I was forced to browse there with one of my thinner friends and I was so annoyed that I can't fit into any of them yet. I want to wear the sexy stuff, not the giant granny bras with 4 hooks!

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