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I'm really doing it!

Friday, May 24, 2013

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MCDONALDS2006 5/27/2013 6:01PM

    Thank you so much for the encouragement! It goes a very long way and is much appreciated!!!

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ANNMACP0212 5/24/2013 12:55PM

    Woooohoooo! Congratulations on seeing your hard work pay off! You rock! emoticon

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KACEYSW 5/24/2013 12:38PM

    Fantastic! Great work!

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60 pounds lost - You can do it too!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Today I stepped on the scale and realized that I am down 60 pounds since starting Spark People in September. If you had told me in September that I would stick with something this long I would have laughed. In fact, when people started noticing my weight loss I told them, "Don't worry, I will probably shoving ho-hos in my mouth tomorrow." Well, I didn't. - I wasn't perfect every day, but I have tried to stick to my calorie goals (I think of them like a checkbook and I can't be overdrawn at the end of the day) and I focus on at least ten minutes of exercise each day...and now, I am almost at my half way point. The fairy on my ticker is moving! I remember thinking, "Gosh, this thing is never going to move!" But IT DID! I'm sharing this story, not to brag, but as encouragement to all of you that started with me. I would love to hear any success stories so far! I realize we might not all be in the same boat -and that's ok. I just want to encourage all of you through this journey. If I can do it, so can you!

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MCDONALDS2006 3/27/2013 9:44AM

    Thank you for the encouragement - It means the world to me!! We're all in this together!

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NKING1982 3/26/2013 10:28AM

    emoticon That's Awesome! Congrats!

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Spring Cleaning in February?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I've always been a "hard times" girl (being the child, of a child, of the depression.) I'm very frugal and I hate to spend money on myself. For a long time I have been telling myself that I should hold on to my clothes that are too big for me because I might need them again someday - if I gain the weight back. Upon further introspection, I have come to realize that thinking this way is not being's self-defeating. If I have enough confidence in myself to lose the weight, and keep it off, then there would be no reason to keep the clothes, right?!

My dear husband pointed out to me that there were many women who could use my clothes now, instead of me saving them for "hard times" and I agree. So I decided this morning that I am not going to wait for spring cleaning - I'm going to clean out my closets today. I encourage others, who might be struggling with the same issue, to join me in this venture. If you need more inspiration, check out this SparkPeople article about why you should be getting rid of your skinny jeans...or in my case - fat jeans:


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ALICIA214 2/23/2013 12:02PM


Good advise I have a lot of clothes ready to go and lucky for me there is a fire hall one block up my street with a big container outside for clothing and shoes for those in
need and best of all they know where the need is the greatest....


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Today is the second day of the rest of my life....

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I know, I know...normally the saying is about today being the first day of the rest of your life, but when you are struggling with infertility your life is tracked not by days but by what day you are on in your cycle. I've been waiting for yesterday (cycle day 1) for the past few weeks. Now that we have reached yesterday we look forward to tomorrow (CD3) when we start blood tests, then CD5 for starting Clomid for the first time and so on...

It makes it hard to stay in the present when always planning for the future! (I sometimes feel like I am wishing my life away.) So just for today (CD2) I am going to try to be happy for where I am at, grateful for those around me, and appreciative of the things that are happening right at this moment. No matter what happens for the rest of the cycle :) emoticon


New year, new me...

Monday, January 07, 2013

It wasn't easy staying on track through the holidays....but it was rewarding to take this picture tonight - 40 pounds down!

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