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sunday check in #2 (2013)

Monday, January 14, 2013

I had a fabulous weekend...we watched the miners win last night and today we went to ride our was fun. It tow of the 5 of us ended up flipping! The first guy was a very gentle flip, the second guy was as we were going up a very steep hill and he went over and landed on the front of our machine!!! All very exciting but we are grateful today that we all came home from a day of fun safe and sound. Things can change fast you guys. Don't forget that!

As we enter our third week of January, I want to know how you are doing? I feel like I'm really getting refocused and it makes me very happy. Hope you are all well and making progress!

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STRIVER57 1/15/2013 8:50AM

    is it too late to answer on Tuesday? had a good weekend. tuesday is going less well. can be summed up in one word, well 2: dentist and dental-phobic.

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CANNIE50 1/14/2013 11:24PM

    Sad my Seahawks miracle season has come to an end....Congrats on your 49'ers moving on. I am doing better. I have joined a new gym, since my last one closed. I am really liking the boot camp classes. They are difficult but doable since he splits exercises into 45 or 60 second "bites" and sprinkles a couple water breaks in, as well as stretching before and after class. I have met some nice people, and a couple of my closest friends work out there so I get to exercise with them, which is great. I am doing better with eating. I had a "come to Jesus" moment with myself about my claim that I don't eat fast food. Just because I don't go to McDonalds doesn't mean I don't eat fast food. Starbucks, smoothies, frozen yogurt - those are fast foods. Fast food doesn't have to include fries or grease of any kind. So, I have cleaned up that habit quite a bit. Glad you had fun, Mama, and that you are safe and sound.

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BIGMAMAT 1/14/2013 10:52PM

    Busy, crazy weekend. Spent the weekend in the hospital with my dad. Everything is ok but he will have to follow up with Cardiology. some veggies and fruit today. some junk. Tomorrow is a new day. Think my week will start on Tuesday:)

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DAISY443 1/14/2013 2:59PM

    Doin' better here! Be careful out there!

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CELLISTA1 1/14/2013 1:10PM

    What the heck is a razor? All that flipping sounds dangerous.

I'm not all better yet but I gotta start tracking food again as of today. As I said before, I manage to eat when sick. Not crazy, but combine that with lack of exercise and it's easy to gain a couple of pounds. I'm enough improved to know I can't let it go anymore or I'll be sorry. So that's my plan for the week: track.

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KITT52 1/14/2013 12:34PM

    doing great, sounds like you are too...

have a healthy day

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 1/14/2013 9:44AM

    I'm moving and watching what I eat. All about the baby steps. We have 49 lbs to figure out how to keep going. So far, every time I get to the 49 lbs down point, my body freaks out. I'm reading everything I can get my hands on to keep it from coming back this time.

I'm glad you had fun and that no one was hurt.

Happy Monday? emoticon

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Who's winning the 49 er game? ME!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

We suddenly ended up having friends over to watch the play offs today. The game starts at 5. So I launched into instant party mode....went to winco for pizza, got some wings to bake myself and sauce how I want, I had veggies so I cut them up with a light ranch dip, have baked chips and salsa, and now I am sitting for a minute before I cut up a cantaloupe, and throw some strawberries on a tray.

I also baked some cupcakes (diet soda ones, YO!) So I could even have a cupcake and desert for those who want a lighter treat. KADy is bringing home something fattening from the bakery she works at, which I will NOT be eating.

Then my friend said he was bringing some brisket from this great BBQ place so my meal, which I am going to track after this blog, will be a small slice of ham and pineapple pizza, some brisket (yeah protein!) A serving of baked chips and salsa, all the veggies and fruit I want to munch on, and one yummy little gold and red light lemon cupcake. I ate a decent breakfast and lunch so I WILL stay in my range today, even with a party happening!


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HGSGUY 1/13/2013 12:18PM

    Planning can be so helpful! Great job, both you and the 9ers won!

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TRENTDREAMER 1/13/2013 9:33AM

    "A serving of baked chips and salsa, all the veggies and fruit I want to munch on, and one yummy little gold and red light lemon cupcake. I ate a decent breakfast and lunch so I WILL stay in my range today, even with a party happening!
GO! JAN! GO! Oh yea, NINERS, TOO! "
* Congratulations! Continued success to you and the team.

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REMEMBER2BME 1/13/2013 6:33AM

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    Well done, my friend!

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BAYBELIEVER 1/12/2013 7:55PM

    Way to go Jan! You win all around!

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CELLISTA1 1/12/2013 7:49PM

    Well done, SuperMama!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/12/2013 7:48PM

    SCORE! Great job Jan!

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JEREMY723 1/12/2013 7:02PM

    Sounds like a good last minute plan for yourself, and party for all! We just wish the Browns could win 6 games in a season:(

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 1/12/2013 6:32PM

    Wow! You go girl! Planning might just be the secret key to our own play OFFS!


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THECRAZYMANGO 1/12/2013 6:21PM

    I LOVE YOU CHEERING YOU ON! You DID do great! Keep up great work! emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 1/12/2013 6:03PM

    I like to entertain too so I can control the food (and I just like to have people over). Good for you for planning ahead! Go Jan!

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silly questions (stolen from the theturtlebear)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Where is your cell phone? always nearby!!!
Spouse? My husband Frank, who is 4' away...
Your hair? is gonna get DID tomorrow!
Your mother? is gone but she was an amazing combination of class, dignity, laughter and strength...
Your father? is gone but he was an amazing combination of humor, strength, wisdom and sentiment.
Your favourite thing? Does my dog count? Cause really, she is IT for me. IF she doesnt count, then I would say going somewhere with my hubby!
Your dream last night? IT was some sort of mix up about Rock of Ages the musical..

Favorite drink? Water and diet pepsi.
What room are you in? living room
Your hobby? reading, riding quads, seeing movies.
Your fear? eh, I dont want to deal with that...
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Retired!
Where were you last night? home
Something that you aren't? Mean
Muffins? oh yes, please...but not usually. ALmond poppyseed would be my favorite..
Wish list item? Money..
Last thing you did? LEFT!
What are you wearing? My Jammies
Your pets? Stitchy, my granddog, 3 cats-Saki, MIx,Tumtums, (and Bubby-Cortex my granddog bulldog but he doesnt live here).
Friends? IM pretty lucky there
Your life? is very very good. Im fortunate
Your mood? Good.
Missing someone? always
Drinking? Right now, IM drinking water.
Your car? Ford F150 ecoboost 4 door 4wd pick up, grey.
Something you're not wearing? A Bra cause it is after dinner!
Your favorite store? Target
Your favorite color? Green
When is the last time you cried? When Artie told me he was proposing to Kady.
Where do you go over and over? Monterey, Cal.
Five people who email me regularly? sales, my family, work people, race car people
Favorite place to eat? Sonia's (little mexican place in town)
Favorite place I'd like to be right now? Our friends cabin in Utah.. It is really heavenly...

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REMEMBER2BME 1/13/2013 6:31AM

    Wonderful. Thanks so much!

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MELLYBEANS0919 1/9/2013 10:49AM

    How fun!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 1/9/2013 9:36AM

    This was fun. Makes me wanna sing, "getting to know you..." but not so you could hear me or anything.


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DAISY443 1/9/2013 9:28AM

    Wonderful list! Hugs!

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CANNIE50 1/8/2013 11:53PM

    Hi darling Jan. I love how much you love and appreciate life. emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 1/8/2013 11:28PM

    Target is my favorite store too. I can't get out of there for less tha $50 bucks because I need something for my dog, makeup I want to try a hoodie, a candle oh and the paper towels I actually went there to get.

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Sunday check in #1 (of 2013)

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Hello my sparkies!

What a week this has been! Wednesday began my sugar detox and I have completed day 5 with no sugar. I feel great and while there have been times when I felt like eating some sugary deliciousness, I didnt. Not even 1 bite.

That makes me very happy and very proud of myself.

It makes me remember that I am stronger than I think I am (if you haven"t caught any of ITSMATT's blogs, he is very good at reminding us of that).

I also remember that when I DECIDE something, I am pretty good at DOING it.

I was getting back to a place where I wanted what I wanted. I didnt feel strong enough to use the tools I had (such as distraction, substitution and plain old just saying no to my inner brat). That was a slow integration into uphill lines instead of downhill lines graphing my weight loss. It was a slow fit comfortably into my size 20's instead of them being too big. It was a slow, foggy walk.

Well, I let myself forget alot of stuff (see my blog from last wednesday) but I REMEMBER now and I am building on that every day.

I tease about being a super hero but I really did earn my cape this week.

I think I just needed to stop allowing myself the "treats" that I thought I earned, not just during the holidays but in the whole last year. Fruits and veggies are my old/new best friends.

Good enough really isn't. It is not good enough to get me smaller, healthier or stronger and that is what I want. That is why I am here. My goals have not changed so my behavior needs to get in line with that.

Im telling ya, kids, I am feeling great! And if I can make the switch, so can you.

Do you know how many new people are finding this site every day? Do you know how someone may need exactly what you have to offer? If you are new, welcome. You just made the smartest move of your life. Add me as a friend. Make some new connections, reach out. Ask for help. Blog. Read articles, message boards, Blogs. Join a team.

If you have been here for awhile, then maybe you need some fine tuning? Make a choice then follow through. Just for the day. Then the next day and the next.

Maybe you are doing just great. Maybe you are hitting all your goals and feeling fly. If that is so, reach out and help someone else. Offer a kind word or a tip that is working for you.

Mostly, let's make this year the one where we really make a difference. In our lives, our bodies and our community.


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REMEMBER2BME 1/13/2013 6:35AM

    WooHoo! Killer blog.

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CELLISTA1 1/7/2013 12:37PM

    SuperMama rides again! I'll be joining you when I stop coughing.

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MYOWNHERO 1/7/2013 11:16AM

    Hmmmm. You have inspired me to earn my cape!

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DAISY443 1/7/2013 8:56AM

    My cape that I earned the first two years I was on SP is lost or hidden in the deep, dark depths of the guest room closet. How did I lose it? Well, first, I had a hip problem and couldn't exercise for a little over a year (doctor's orders), then I developed copd which scared me, but is well under control now and I was encouraged to excersise until I developed a severe case of vertigo! OK, that is no excuse, but since I couldn't do much else, I could eat and eat I did! 20 pounds worth!
So, starting on January 2, I am exercising and tracking my food again. Wonder if I will be able to find that cape? I know it's there somewhere........ emoticon

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STRIVER57 1/7/2013 3:13AM

    you really can do it Jan! (having just celebrated my first maintenance anniversary -- and lost back the kilo& a half i'd climbed over goal -- i know). fruit & vegetables are delicious (if only i could persuade DD & DH about the veggies -- but they eat them in pasta!) ... you're totally right, you've earned your cape!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 1/7/2013 2:01AM

    Good for you!! LOL I really love the phrase "earning your cape." I will do my best to earn mine! :)

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CANNIE50 1/6/2013 11:40PM

    I am SO proud of you, Jan, and happy for you, also. I, too, am feeling so much better - less sluggish, less "fat and getting fatter", less helpless/hopeless about weight....just better overall. I did not pig out while watching a stressful! (but ultimately successful) football game, I did not stop for Starbucks or anything else after shopping this evening, and I am having a small, reasonable dinner before heading to bed later. I am eating my dinner much later than normal, but I know I need to eat something or I won't sleep well and I will feel ravenous tomorrow. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed your blog as I always do. emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 1/6/2013 10:46PM

    It's just about making choices everyday that will lead us to be the person we dream of being. You are amazing. So proud of you!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/6/2013 10:31PM

    This is a great blog! Sounds like mama got her fire lit = ) NO sugar... you totally earned your cape, great job!

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DONNACFIT 1/6/2013 10:24PM

    Great blog and great super hero!! My theme for 2013 is Magic...your blog inspired me to get making the magic that will make my year magical!!

Sprinkling magic sparkle dust on you... emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/6/2013 10:15PM

    I am slowly earning my cape! I only have the strings at the moment, but I'm holding on to them for dear life! :)
I've loved your blogs this week, they seem to be speaking to me perfectly, I am in a similar place I think. And I am ready to roll. emoticon

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Why I earned my cape today... (1st in a series of amazing things I have done!)

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Because I ROCK, today was day 2 of my NO SUGAR detox. I have eaten so much sugar over the last few weeks, it is ridiculous!

So on Wednesday, I went without sugar. No cookies, no candy, no breads, no cakes, no cake pops... NOTHING. I was very proud of myself yesterday and ate fruit instead. Plain, delicious fruit. (see my blog from yesterday called Somehow, I forgot).

Today was a bigger challenge. I went to my Grandmother (in laws) house. She has a huge sweet tooth and I always bring her cookies or bring her cake or something.

I brought her Safeway soup and we had that and french bread for lunch. I also brought her a square of chocolatey chocolate cake. She does NOT take NO for an answer and she always makes sure I eat at least one cookie or something else I brought her.

Today, I ate an apple on the way over, ate the soup and bread and then dessert time. I cut her a square and then I sat down with the fruit salad I had purchased at Safeway.

She said, "you are having fruit? No cake?" I told her "I LOVE cake but Grandma, I have been eating much to much so I am going to not have any sugar for a week".

She said A WEEK??? Lol. I told her when I first set out to lose weight, I didnt eat extra sugar for weeks and weeks. I also told her I wanted to lose the few pounds I had gained over the holidays plus, I needed to still lose some more.

She dropped it and that was the end of that. I was so glad she did. I can only take so much pressure!

I am super proud of myself for not eating anything with extra sugar for the last 2 days. 2 days may not seem like much to some people, but to me, it is launching me on to success.

I am remembering that small steps lead to big gains.

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 1/5/2013 10:08AM

    2 days is a lifetime in sugar talk, the lack there of. I'm so proud of you! My Christmas goodies are nearly gone. I took them to parties so that I had help with the calories. That worked really well but still too many left for me.

Keep going! You can do it!


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DRB13_1 1/5/2013 4:49AM

    loved how you planned ahead, had a healthy choice for dessert, and didn't let a "food pusher" change your goal. I just had a birthday, and in a way it was a relief I didn't see my Mom (who is a great baker) because I know she would have made me a cake. You set such a good example - thanks for sharing!
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HDHAWK 1/4/2013 7:01PM

    Wow! That's a big accomplishment! When I try to go off sugar the first few days are tough and then it gets much easier. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/4/2013 6:11PM

    YAY JAN!!! Good for you, that's awesome! Totally earned your cape = )

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CANNIE50 1/4/2013 2:29PM

    Yay for you, Jan. It is hard enough saying no to ourselves - saying no to others is just additional stress, but quite necessary because it starts and ends with US. I finally blogged today, after a long hiatus, and that was one of my points: saying no over and over and over is one of the cornerstones of getting healthier. It sounds negative but in reality it is liberating, in my experience. I would so much rather hear a gracious, honest no from someone I love, than a begrudging, resentful yes. So, I can do the same for others. Good for you for breaking a pattern in a healthy, gracious manner.

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LILLYPILLY24 1/4/2013 2:23PM

    Good for you!

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DAISY443 1/4/2013 2:20PM

    emoticon (That is supposed to show a baby happy at taking baby steps!)

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KITT52 1/4/2013 2:06PM

    emoticon ....great job....great grandmother too...

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MELLYBEANS0919 1/4/2013 11:05AM

    Super proud of you!!

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-POOKIE- 1/4/2013 9:08AM


I think I need to do a ban on refined sugar for a while as well!

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PJH2028 1/4/2013 8:47AM

    You do, so ROCK! Right there with you... coming off and resetting after the holidayze.

Keep on keeping on babe.
Cape a flyin !
Love you,
Paula emoticon

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STEPHANIE302013 1/4/2013 8:23AM

    great job!!

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STRIVER57 1/4/2013 3:09AM

    congratulations and excellent!

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GROOVER4 1/4/2013 2:14AM

    Congratulations! I know its hard, I went without sugar for three months before Christmas and it really put it into perspective over the holidays when I added it back in. So much of what we eat that is sugar heavy really isn't all that nice! Especially the store bought stuff (homemade is a different story). The first week was the hardest for me so I am sending you tons of support to power through tomorrow as well.

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    Great job! :) (Send me the cake.)

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ILIKETOZUMBA 1/4/2013 12:42AM

    Hooray!!! Congratulations on your successful sugar fast so far! :) And way to go Grandma, for not being a food-pusher! :)

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HGSGUY 1/4/2013 12:20AM

    Well done! I always thought that will power was an internal force to do the right thing and talk yourself out of temptation. Now I find it is that as well as a force to keep others from pushing temptation on us. The holidays are such a wonderful time with family and friends, but too often food becomes the focus and not indulging begins to make us feel guilty. I made everyone happy and ate all the stuff presented, now I am working it off!

Stay strong and remain the captain of your destiny!

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CELLISTA1 1/4/2013 12:10AM

    Well done, SuperMama!

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/3/2013 11:47PM

    You did great with planning! And yes, it can launch you on your path to success!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 1/3/2013 11:42PM

    I am proud of you too!

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ONMYWEIGH60 1/3/2013 11:26PM

    You did awesome and what great strategy to prevent your gran from pressuring you. Having fruit can be so much enjoyable than the sugary snacks and you will become so much aware of what fruits can tickle your pallet enough not to crave the sugary sweets.

In the morning, I take frozen fruit and add it to orange juice and whip up smoothies. They are so delicious and I get about 3 fruit servings per cup.
I also add a cup of spinach to the smoothies and you DO NOT taste it at all. I keep a bag of fresh spinach in the freezer and toss it in with the frozen fruit. Sometimes the color isn't the most pleasant but the taste is so delicious! Try that one day and you'll soon become addicted.

I don't use yogurt or mild because that is added calories but the orange juice is just right for making it liquid enough to blend.
All the best in reaching your 3013 goals.

Hu emoticon gs

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