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Fast Food Success

Sunday, June 10, 2012

We batted around endless suggestions, and oddly decided on our cheap dinner would be at Wendy's. We were on the tail end of our errands and I noticed another stop - and tossed out, "If you have no preference, I would rather got to Chick Fil A. " So we went.

I was able to get a grilled chicken sandwich, a side salad, and a fruit salad and unsweetened tea! WOO HOO!

I was proud of my choices and for speaking up for myself!


I am convinced that good choices over time will help build my consistency and consistency is what breeds success.

I am making good progress and I am proud of myself!!!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/10/2012 6:56PM


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LESSOFPMCD 6/10/2012 12:20PM

    Wow - great choices - congratulations for sticking to making the right choices for you!

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_KATHY 6/10/2012 10:27AM

    I'm proud of you too!

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/10/2012 9:26AM

    "I am convinced that good choices over time will help build my consistency and consistency is what breeds success."

You are 100% right. You Go Girl! That is exactly the way to do it!!!!

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PICKIE98 6/10/2012 8:31AM

    Losing weight balances out gaining something more valuable:confidence and self esteem!! I bet that tasted better than the meal!! Good for you!

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RIDLEYRIDER 6/10/2012 8:20AM

  Great choices! Well done!! emoticon

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With a Different Eye

Friday, June 08, 2012

Today I told my boss I was the best person for the job. Not just any job..A BIG JOB!
A job that see myself worthy of handling and managing quite well. He agreed with me.

Hmmphh! I've come a long way, baby!

I USED TO BE a person who,,,,,

kept her head down when I walked

avoided parties

didn't care how I looked

didn't think my opinion mattered

put others before me, not because I wanted to, but because I didn't think I was good enough

gave up before I got started

Um, I don't know who that person is anymore. Sure, once in a while, low self esteem rears its ugly head, but for the most part I have embraced lovable, fun, hilarious, open-minded, tenacious me! YEAH! WOO HOO!

I am Done being a fat girl; I am done being a doormat; I am done being less than.

I am me. I am wonderful. Take it or leave it --- it doesn't change me.

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_KATHY 6/10/2012 10:40AM

    Happy Dancing for you ! :)

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/9/2012 11:25PM

    emoticon In many way you are still describing me.....I have a ways to go LOL

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DOODIE59 6/9/2012 3:24PM

    I like your last line, Mary: "Take it, or leave it. It doesn't change me". You have the same rights everyone else is afforded.

I will say that you sometimes remind me of that expression, "Hiding your lights under a bushel". I'm thinking your modest nature keeps you from shining your full power on the world:) People would be falling back, blinded by the light:) Acknowledge and embrace your glorious self -- the one that draws students to you, the woman who uses humour to tell stories and make a gentle point. I am certain you are the best person for that job, and you'll make it a better job when you get there. Go, Mary.

And have a great weekend:)

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MSCARCHICK 6/9/2012 10:02AM

    Woohoo. That's very inspiring!

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SARAWALKS 6/9/2012 9:03AM

    Oh that is such great news, Mary! Go get 'em, girl! Time to ROCK! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/9/2012 6:57AM

What a beautiful blog!
You are an amazing person!
Congrats on seeing it for yourself!

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COPEMA 6/8/2012 11:08PM

    Good for you, Mary! I couldn't agree more! You go!!



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Reframing the Question

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The question is not CAN YOU?

The true question is WILL YOU?

and by you, I mean me, and only I can answer that.

The answer is yes. A Resounding yes. Hundreds (if not thousands) of successful sparkers have gone before me, doing just the same...putting one foot in front of the other and just going.

There are so many programs out there and I have just hit upon what is the simplest most doable FOR ME (your results may vary). I am becoming a calories in, calories out kind of girl. Couldn't be much simpler. Do I have to count? Most certainly,...but the flipside is just because I was not counting doesn't mean that the numbers were not there. The pounds were adding up.

Two (count 'em two) mornings in a row, I have prepped a breakfast and eaten it at home. I have had an earth shattering (to me) moment -- blueberries taste better when you heat them up. WHAT! I love blueberries already - and now they are even more satisfying and delicious. Sweet yeah!!!

I am simplifying my life. Some of it has been from necessity, but part of it is because I realize what works best for me. I am good at simple math! Ha! I can handle this stuff!

I am clearing guilt from my life and putting myself first on occasion. It's okay to do that. It is counter-intuitive to everything we have been taught, but it really is OKAY to make yourself front and center. You can't always do that, but when you can, I highly recommend it!

So, sparkers - not CAN YOU, but WILL YOU?

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_KATHY 6/10/2012 10:38AM

    You sound awesome Mar..You are awesome ! You WILL do this and so will I

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DOODIE59 6/9/2012 3:19PM

    Yes to clearing guilt. It serves no purpose except to diminish and destroy one's spirit.

Stick to your math equation and you'll reach your goals -- one at a time:)
Have a great weekend:)

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CANNIE50 6/9/2012 1:39PM

    Amen to this. I like the K.I.S.S. principle, which I learned so many years ago - Keep It Simple Sweetheart. In order for me to leave obesity behind, I had to stop searching and start doing. Less (crappy) food, more (nutritious) food. More sleep, more water, more moving. Less guilt, less shame, less stress. Right here, right now, right choice. emoticon

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Just As I Am

Tuesday, June 05, 2012


I am okay just as I am. In fact, I am downright beautiful. Sometimes, you might have to squint to see it, (Lord knows I do), but if you look in just the right angle, and with the right filter, you will see that I am a beautiful person inside and out.

That's good, and it is a good start, but what I am looking for is more. Far more.

I am seeking to better myself just because I want to do more, I want to believe more, I want to see the same awesomeness that people tell me they see in me. I want to stop doubting others that I am this great person they cherish. Sometimes, I believe it without too much trouble, but mostly I try to look around the corner to see who are they talking about. It couldn't possibly be me.

Well, it is. and I am rocking towards a better me. Look out, June. I am taking over!


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_KATHY 6/10/2012 10:35AM

    You are one of my heros. I love your attitude and spirit. You are truly beautiful inside and out and quite an inspiration.! I like your renewed focus. It's helping me stay focused as well.

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CANNIE50 6/9/2012 1:35PM

    I hope this comment comes across the way I intend it, with respect. You have a spirit that no amount of fat could ever smother. I don't blame you, though, for wanting to set down more and more of the unneccessary pounds, so that you can turn your attention to the many things that life holds in store for you - wonderful experiences that you completely deserve. I always appreciate what you have to say, and you say it so very well.

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    Oh, your blogs are so great, and I've missed them! This one just makes me want to get up and DANCE! Thanks for a positive shot in the arm today! You DO rock! emoticon

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SARAWALKS 6/5/2012 8:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
YOU ARE! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOODIE59 6/5/2012 6:08PM

    Look out, June. And after that -- July and August. After that -- the sky's the limit. You deserve peace and happiness and the outside matching the inside:) You can do this, M:)

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/5/2012 2:32PM

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You are AWESOME just as you are Chiquita!
No Question About It!!!!
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    Love it!

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Looking for Personal Trainer/Online Coach

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hello Sparkies!

I have been working (semi) hard and getting results. I had stronger success in the past (now 7 years gone by) where I saw very good results. I had a 3 pronged approach back then - me (I was an advocate for myself), my doctor, and my coach.
Together we whittled down my blood sugar, took off some pounds and I was a healthier version of me.

I am back to supporting myself in my goals, have a good doc in my corner, and now I am looking for that third piece. I am seeking a personal trainer, who can be an online coach from afar and I am hopeful a Sparkie will know someone or can recommend someone to me.

I'm looking for someone who can help push me along, knows what he/she is talking about, and be friendly but in a no nonsense tough love kind of way!
I want someone who is going to help me become a better me!


Have a great day, sparkies!

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DIFROMWYOMING 5/27/2012 3:34PM

    Hope you get some good suggestions...I wish you all the best always!

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DOODIE59 5/24/2012 8:47AM

    Very good idea, Mickey -- I will be interested to hear how this works out. Best of luck in your search!

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