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Monday, August 16, 2010

Hey y'all, Im back! Got in about 10 last night and CRASHED! We had a great time riding through the mountains of Utah. We went on a group ride on Thursday about 30 miles and it was a bit mild for us, so we went on our own (3 vehicles, 7 people) for a ride Friday of 80 miles, all day long through meadows, mountains, past lakes and rivers. It was so beautiful. Then Saturday, same deal on a different side and went 90 miles and one part was literally down a trail that I think mountain goats made down the face of a mountain! It was scary but fun and I have a lot of trust in my husband and our machine!

There were BBQ's every night and the food was good but I did not feel like I did very well. I didnt eat bad, I just didnt eat great, like barely any fruits and veggies, no lunch on any of the days ( I did have snacks like apples but just nothing that was filling or nutritious). Oh well, my weigh in day is Thursday so it is what it is. I will upload pictures tonight and let you know so you can see our journey.

Feels good to be home and our dog is looking forward to our walk tonight!

I am going to post a separate blog about my flight....Jan

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BIGMAMAT 8/16/2010 12:11PM

    Sounds like you had quite a trip! Glad you had a good time.

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Im leaving...on a jet plane...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

LOL, am leaving tomorrow am to go to Marysvale, Utah for a UTV Jamboree! No, it isnt something to eat, it is a huge ride through the mountains with hundreds of 4 x 4 riders. We are meeting our bestest friends there and we are going to have so much fun. There are live bands, BBQ's and long rides every day. It should be so fun and I am really looking forward to it. I promise to eat well, have lots of activity, take pictures and think about my sparky friends. I am bringing my daughters little netbook so I can track my food and stay on track with my program.
So I will be in touch and you all behave while Mama's gone!! Jan

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NEDERLUNG 8/11/2010 10:23AM

    I'm reaching for my ear plugs, are you?

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CSDAYS 8/11/2010 1:21AM


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1849HOPPY 8/11/2010 1:12AM

    enjoy your vacation. be safe.

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Hello? (tap, tap) Is this thing on?

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Yeah I thought you could hear me. I was having a conversation with _______ in my truck today. I began to tell about the new team I am on and how they are all dog lovers when _____ says:"Wow, the price of diesel fuel has really gone up". I stopped in the middle of what I was saying and considered A. Just shutting up and B. Saying "I dont know if you realize but I was just telling you something and you frequently cut me off and start talking about something else".

I chose B and got an "I apologize" in return which is all well and good, however, I realize ____was not interested in what I had to say since _____didn't say anything at all like
" Please, go on with your story" or anything of that nature.

..................... So apparantly, now I am doing choice A.

Thanks for listening.... (crickets chirping in the silence). I will be here all week, dont forget to tip your waitresses. BOMB!

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NEDERLUNG 8/11/2010 10:23AM

    If B was I, I'd think you were talking to my mom. Smiles.

I just throw in a "yup" now and then and a couple hours later (thankfully we have the same cell service) she finally gets tired and so we say our 'love yous' and we hang up.

Maybe next time just stop talking until they acknowledge you or when you hang up instead of saying 'nice talking to you'...say 'nice listening to you', after a few times, maybe they'll get the hint.

God gave us one mouth and two ears so we could listen twice as much as talk.

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CLASSACT911 8/9/2010 12:40AM

    LOL. I think we all have these moments in our lives where we think those around us should sit down, shut-up and listen to what we have to say. Sometimes, they do, and sometimes they don't. Don't worry about it Sister. After another 10 or so pounds your new clothes and energy will do the talking. You won't have to say a word.

Ask my friend, Teenybikini, she can tell you. Oh wait she's your friend too! LOL Yeah she said the girls at her work never really paid her much attention, or the people at the gym. She said they do now though.

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Surgery? pffffffffffttttttttttttttt

Friday, August 06, 2010

I was thinking today as I was getting ready for my day: Just think, I was actually considering weight loss surgery! And all I had to do was this? I am so happy I found Sparkpeople. I mean, I cant imagine living my life afraid to eat, not being able to go to dinner out, measuring tablespoons of food or spending my time puking becuase the food gets stuck in my tiny little hole. By the way, these are all experiences that a family member has after having lapband. He is thinnner, yes, but is he enjoying his life? NO!

But I am! I eat, I walk, I play, I enjoy food, I shop, I go out, I spend time with my family and my friend, The Captain (Morgan but just not as much).

I am LIVING my life and I am loving it. I am not suffering. In fact I feel better every single day. I feel powerful not weak. I feel satisfied, not suffering. I am losing weight because I am doing something about it and that transfers into every single thing I do.

Every day is a new opportunity to care for me, to choose wisely. Everything is not about food anymore. I can eat it, love it, enjoy it but it does not control me. I didn't need surgery. I just needed Spark! Oh yea, and I needed one more thing: All of you! This is why it works.. because of you and me, together!

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CLASSACT911 8/8/2010 2:00PM

    I have a friend who got the bypass done. He lost the weight, gained the weight and lost his teeth (the body can't get as much nutrients from the food due to the limited amount of stomach walls) His body lost calcium and he lost his teeth because he didn't take the multivitamin they told him to.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 8/8/2010 12:37PM

    I am really happy that you can appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that you are putting into your life right now. I also know several people who have had gastric bypass etc. and they have regained or never lost it all. It may temporarily fix the physical symptoms, but for me it's emotional and spirtual and mental that needs the TLC to heal the outside. emoticon

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MUTANTQUEEN 8/8/2010 11:34AM

    I too considered weight loss surgery. So glad I found a better way. Glad to hear you're enjoying the journey!!!

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/8/2010 11:22AM

    I am so happy for you. It is crazy how things happen in life - but clearly, you were meant to find this amazing place. When I think back - I didn't know what I was looking for on the internet in January - I think I googled "inspiration" and I found this site. Wild, huh?

And look at you tearing this journey up and taking no prisons. You are a true warrior and you are rocking it. See you at the finish line, hot stuff.

Let's do this thing.


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JAZZII4 8/8/2010 6:08AM

    Wow, 40 pounds since March, that's amazing! You have truly been focused and working very hard, towards your goals. I have also seen a few people go through weight loss surgery, looking for happiness, and now they are more miserable, than ever! You're doing great, on your journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CLEVAGAL 8/7/2010 2:50AM

    OMG Jan I considered Lapband too......I got to the point that we scheduled surgery....I cancelled it 4 weeks just didnt seem right. Not eating and spewing just didnt seem appealing. Im about to email you , stay tuned Cleva xxx

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NEDERLUNG 8/7/2010 12:40AM

    You really must take most of the credit, because if you weren't logging on, then we wouldn't be here to help. So you are the one making the fantastically smart decisions towards a better life for yourself. YOU are allowing us to help. YOU still control the choices, YOU are fantastic! Keep it up!

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NEWYEARME 8/6/2010 9:24PM

    Wonderful!!! You have changed your relationship with food and that is a big step.

You WILL reach your goal. You're worth it!!!


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GRACEISENUF 8/6/2010 3:17PM

    I agree, I have watched my FIL struggle with a stomach stapling years ago... only to gain it all back.


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Today, I made it.....

Friday, August 06, 2010

I hit my 40 LB. weight loss!!!! I am so excited to be at this mark and am going to enjoy this today. I am always on my road, looking for the next mile marker but just for today, I am going to sit and enjoy it and look back at how far I have come so far. Thank you for all of those who are helping me get to where I need to be.Your support has made all the difference...

When I started this, the thought of losing 111 pounds seemed insurmountable. Now I see people every day who do it and I know I will be part of that group. Yep, today is a good day! Jan emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 8/11/2010 12:08AM

    Wow. Congratulations on your weight loss! You go girl!!! emoticon emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/10/2010 8:48PM

    Wow. So sorry I missed this one. You are a winner. I respect all of your hard work and determination. See you at the finish line.


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CLASSACT911 8/8/2010 2:08PM

    40lbs in a few months. Fantabulous. Just becareful not too lose it too fast. That's the problem with the quick weight loss diets everyone is spewing. You lose the weight, you go back to your old routine and the weight comes back. As long as you make the changes, permanently. To eat healthy, exercise enough, you will lose the weight and keep it off. Sure it's good to splurge and have that slice of cake at who ever's birthday party, even have a scoop of ice cream. We only get to live life once, don't sacrifice everything but enjoy the sweets sparingly.

Keep up the great work Jan. You are my inspiration to get back on the bandwagon. I've fallen off for a month or so moving.

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MISHKALA 8/6/2010 7:22PM

    Jan, congratulations on your fantastic success!!! You have so much to be proud of!!! You're an inspiration! Enjoy your celebration!! Mish emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEDERLUNG 8/6/2010 12:29PM

    Oh Jan, I'm so happy for you!

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ROBINSNEWNEST 8/6/2010 11:51AM

    Amazing acheivement! Congratulations emoticon All your hard work on you is paying off! emoticon

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