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Thank you SparkPeople

Monday, January 03, 2011

So today is the first day back to work after a 2week vacation.
I think I did really good during the holiday.
I kept exercising and I feel I ate mindfully most of the time.
Today is inservice day. The district provided breakfast I ate at home oatmeal.
I ate just the fruit and some eggs.
At lunch everyone goes out to eat for 1.5 hours.
Last night I decided I was going to pack my lunch and eat at campus.
I ate enough during the holiday.
I saw the people I wanted to talk with during the holiday.
I do not want to stop eating healthy because others a pressuring me to go out to eat.
So I am writing in my blog I am reaching out to all my Spark Friends who want me to lose weight and achieve my goals.

Thanks for being there SparkPeople.

  
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KLABELL 1/4/2011 3:33AM

    Good job getting through the holidays, and planning ahead for the times when you would be tempted to overeat emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MICKEY341 1/3/2011 11:11PM

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So proud of you! That is the right attitude to start the year!
You will reach your goals, you have the right mind set!


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BOBBIENORTHERN 1/3/2011 10:31PM

    Becky, you are a very wise lady with what you are doing and it does take effort that is well worth it becuase it works just so long as we are willing to work it and walk the walk. Good for you and you are a success all ready. You go girl. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YJNANA 1/3/2011 9:39PM

    We're with ya Becky :)

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MAYBER 1/3/2011 7:46PM

    You are making some very good choices MOM4407
Best wishes as you continue with your plans
One day at a time
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SUNNYWBL 1/3/2011 7:18PM

    good plans! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 1/3/2011 7:11PM

    I didn't pack my lunch but I didn't go eat and stuff myself like everyone else either!
I went home and heated up some left overs!

Good job Becky!

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TXDREAMSPINNER 1/3/2011 2:01PM

    Great job! It is so hard when others are pressuring you to go out. I am glad you did well over the holiday.

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DIDMIS 1/3/2011 1:38PM

    Way to go Becky. You will be our next queen.

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IDLETYME 1/3/2011 1:19PM

   
You had a wonderful time off, saw your friends and have a plan for the new year. How can you go wrong?

All of your Spark Friends are ready to help. Keep on track!

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Nancy
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New Year new journal

Saturday, January 01, 2011

It is the beginning of the new.
Last year I started to keep a journal. I went to the Dollar Store and for $1 got a composition notebook.
I have never done this before.
Usually it was just a weekly weight loss chart that I would throw away every week.
I needed to try something different. emoticon
It was hard to remember to record my food intake everyday.
I kept the journal at the table, or in the bathroom.

But by the end of Jan. it was fun.
I made the calories into a challenge.
I had a calorie budget and daily I needed to spend those calories.
WOW I started to lose weight and I recorded those loses.
Then I started to add pictures, certificates and notes to how I felt.
I wrote phone#, things I did not what to forget. I started to carry my journal with me.
One month I left it in my sons car.
He lived out of town.
I was lost.
I felt like I lost a friend.
He came to visit one weekend. Woo Whoo!
I felt so much better when I got my journal back.

So I challenge you to keep a journal.
I hope at the end of the year your journal will become your best friend.
For me a new journal.
A new chapter.

  
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22MAGGIE 1/1/2011 11:09PM

    This is my plan this year! I like to scrapbook and have decided to make a journal/scrapbook just about me and this weight loss journey. I'm excited to have a place to put my struggles and victories.

I really enjoyed your blog entry! Keep up the great work and have a terrific 2011.

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New Year Poem

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Wish

My Happy New Year wish for you
Is for your best year yet,
A year where life is peaceful,
And what you want, you get.

A year in which you cherish
The past yearís memories,
And live your life each new day,
Full of bright expectancies.

I wish for you a holiday
With happiness to soar;
And when itís done, I wish you
Happy New Year, and weight loss galore.

By Joanna Fuchs

  
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BIGMAMAT 1/1/2011 9:27AM

    Love it!!! emoticon Happy New Year !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WATOGA17 1/1/2011 9:08AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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FREEDOMSTAR 12/31/2010 8:05PM

    thats awesome

Happy New Year all the best in 2011

cheers
John

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SUNNYWBL 12/31/2010 5:04PM

    A timely post. Thank you for your well shared sentiment.

Sunny

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THEWINNER33 12/31/2010 2:24PM

    What a lovely poem. I wish the same for you. Happy New Year. Marcia

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DIDMIS 12/31/2010 2:21PM

    Nice poem

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BECCA023 12/31/2010 1:16PM

    What a wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing on your blog.
Happy New Year! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KEEKEE1ST 12/31/2010 12:54PM

    Happy New Year!!! Be safe :o)

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SALSMITH 12/31/2010 12:49PM

    What a great poem.... thanks for sharing, May the New Year be great and bring you good health and much happiness.

Hugs Sallie

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CJJANISS 12/31/2010 12:26PM

    emoticon emoticon Happy New Year to you too!

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SHEENADEE 12/31/2010 12:15PM

    Thank you & Happy Happy New Year!

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MNNSAIDE 12/31/2010 11:08AM

    Boy do I need the "weight loss galore"!!!!!

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BOBBIENORTHERN 12/31/2010 10:28AM

    This so touched my heart and I also wish the same for you and thank you so much for sharing such lovliness for the end of one year and the beginning of a brand new year. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 12/31/2010 8:20AM

    Thanks for sharing this - I am borrowing it to send to all my TOPS friends!

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LOSTLIME 12/31/2010 6:47AM

    Thanks for the poem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MARYJOANNA 12/31/2010 5:59AM

  Cute poem! Thanks

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Enjoying a rainy day

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I know in some parts of the country there is too much rain but here we have had no rain for many months. Today it rained. My husband made me a rain barrel for my birthday in Aug and I have been waiting for the rain to fill it up. Today finally I have some rain water.

Enjoying the rainy day. Walked on the treadmill, rode the stationary bike, did a little very little house work.
Now I am enjoying the movie Eclipse with my daughter.

  
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FERRETLOVER1 12/29/2010 7:07AM

    We're actually expecting some rain (and maybe thunderstorms) at the end of the week. I live in Illinois and it's winter here...so that's pretty weird for us. Especially since we just had a major snowstorm with 7-8 inches of snow!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOM4407 12/29/2010 12:36AM

    I am glad we got some rain before the 1st. All the fireworks and the fire danger.

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MNNSAIDE 12/28/2010 8:50PM

    Praise God my plants and grass have been watered...just very lightly so not to drown them!!!!

But no waking for us.....

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Dinner with Spark Friends

Monday, December 27, 2010

I have been trying to get together with my Sparks friends Irene and Marcy for some time. Marcy and I both work so we just do not have time. But we are still on vacation so I called Marcy and asked her to go for lunch. I called Irene another Spark/TOPS friend and we went to her apartment. What a wonderful time sharing and getting to know each other better.

Around 5:30pm my stomach started to growl and then Marcy's so I asked Irene to join us for supper. We had such a good time.

Here is our picture of 3 wonderful friends.

Irene, me and Marcy.
I know without these two friends I would not be on Sparks.

  
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CATIATM 12/28/2010 10:11AM

    One of my hobbies is meeting my Sparkfriends IRL. We are one terrific group of folks! *Cat preens herself* LOL How wonderful that you all connected for what I'm sure was a healthy dinner. emoticon

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GETDONE 12/28/2010 9:45AM

    Looks like great fun. emoticon

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JIBBIE49 12/28/2010 2:51AM

    emoticonI'd loved to have been there!!!!

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JUSTJUSTY 12/27/2010 10:33PM

    Lucky Ladies!! That's so cool.

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MOM4407 12/27/2010 10:32PM

    What a wonderful time.
Irene should have been a truck drive.
Then I forgot to tell about the wonderful Christmas lights.


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DIDMIS 12/27/2010 10:32PM

    Thanks for driving to Mission. Loved our fellowship. Love you guys.
Irene, the young one with the grey hair. emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 12/27/2010 10:28PM

    Hey where's Ed!!!
Had a great time - laughing / eating / screaming!
Thank you Becky and Irene!

Marcy on the right!!! emoticon

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