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Friday, July 13, 2012

No place on the web could I write about gaining weight on a trip and have so many people support and understand how I feel. Facebook just would not do it.

Thank you Sparkfriends.

Within 5 mins of my posting how frustrated I was at myself I had Spark friends encouraging and supporting me. How easy it is to blog when things are going wonderful. But when I am mad at myself it is great to have the support of Spark.
Thank you all for inspiring me to keep on track.

You are the best.

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NDTEACHER1 7/15/2012 3:58PM

    You are right about that! Praise the Lord.

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YJNANA 7/15/2012 11:05AM

    I agree with you 100% I feel like these are Friends who stick by us and
truly know that support is so important and its a Lifestyle change

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MNNSAIDE 7/14/2012 8:12AM

    Ditto Irene!!! emoticon

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MCJULIEO 7/13/2012 6:36PM

    Spark friends (and even Spark acquaitances!) are the BEST!

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DIDMIS 7/13/2012 6:28PM

    We are here for one another.

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Frustrated at self

Friday, July 13, 2012

After traveling for 2 weeks in the car and thinking I was eating right I weighed in today and found I had gained 6lbs back. OMG I worked hard to lose those pounds. I guess siting in a car for 75 hours without being able to exercise does not help. I tried to eat salads and good healthy meals when we stopped but let me tell you on the road it is very hard. When you are driving 12+ hours a day it is hard to find good healthy food. Subway is not always an option. Some of the salads I ordered were terrible. I sent one back. Salt was very high even when I asked for no added salt. I am not happy with myself.

I have 2 weeks left before school starts for me. I was on the right track but now I feel frustrated and feel like is all it really worth it. So what to do start again. Get back on the treadmill and do some walking. Go to the pool do some swimming. Make a healthy choices.

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NDTEACHER1 7/14/2012 10:15PM

    Don't let it weigh so heavy on your heart. you will turn it around soon.

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MNNSAIDE 7/14/2012 8:10AM

    You can do it Becky - after cheating on my Lactose I had the same problem, but I believe it is coming back off - just keep moving!!!

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DIDMIS 7/13/2012 4:06PM

    I agree, water weight. It will come off soon.

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FERRETLOVER1 7/13/2012 2:34PM

    I am sure some of that is simply water weight. Please, please, please don't be discouraged and don't beat yourself up about this. Just take control of yourself again and get back in the groove.

I KNOW you can do it!!

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PATSYB7 7/13/2012 1:53PM

    I agree with LindaKay's comment. I suspect it's water weight, too. Try increasing your ice water with lemon intake and it may help to flush. Breathe. You're on the right track. :O) Patti

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LINDAKAY228 7/13/2012 11:29AM

    When I spend a lot of time in the car I tend to retain water which may be affecting your weight gain. If so, as you get back into your routine some of it should come off fairly quickly. DOn't know if that's part of it but something to think about and maybe help to not be so discouraged. Getting back to exercise will help too. So hang in there and don't give up and don't beat yourself up. You can do it!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 7/13/2012 11:11AM

    You can do it!! Just keep your mind focused on the prize!

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Where would I be without TOPS (take off pound sensibly)

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

I have been heavy all my life.
When I graduated HS I was 190lb
I am one of the few people that can say I weigh what I did in HS.
I have lost and gained so much weight.

When I was in WW I lost weight and became a lifetime member 140.
Quite and had my second baby 200lbs.

Joined TOPS and lost 50lbs. So proud.

Quite and had my third baby. Rejoined TOPS but could never get down to goal. Quite again went up to my highest of 250 but at the doctors 260. That was 3 years ago.

Each time it gets harder. Fad diets, low carb, diet pills there is no fast way.
I am glad this time to have a support group of TOPS and my Spark teams to help me on my journey to weight loss.

So today I weighted in at 193lbs. No my lowest but on my way. Summer is here and I am in my summer boot camp vacation from school mentality.
1.Writing down what I eat.
2. Walking daily and swimming and working in the yard (in 90 degree weather)
3. Staying away from sugar
4. Drinking lots of water

Winter will be here soon and then I know my friends will be there to support me.
Give me advice how do you handle exercise, work and weight loss.
Getting home late no supper, skipping lunch because there is no time to eat, eating while you are grading papers or on the computer because there is no time.
Stress gets me every school year or maybe it is time management????

So were would I be without my support group TOPS I would be a unhealthy 300lbs.

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FANCYNANCY66 4/10/2013 2:56PM

    Hi, I just transferred to a new TOPS group because my former group closed. I like this one much better because the leader/program person is very focussed. I need someone like that. I gained 11 lbs since the former group closed March 30 and today April 10th. See how I get when I have no imposed structure. The exchange system is being re-learned by me and at least I have no cravings. Going to exercise now.

Have a good day,

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SHARONCOATES 11/9/2012 9:32PM

    I love my tops group, too.. I am living in BC, Canada.. Looking for Sparkspeople support.. will check out your page, You can do it.. emoticon

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CHARCOURTNEY 10/19/2012 3:11PM

    I am a TOPS member and I love my TOPS group. We do contests and have lively discussions. My TOPS pals are always there to provide support when I need it. TOPS is a not-for-profit organization, which is great! And very inexpensive for all of the support and advice you get. Membership includes a monthy subscription to the TOPS magazine which is very inspirational.

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SHEDOLPHIN 9/18/2012 5:19PM

    I just joined TOPS for many of the reasons you stated. I'm in week 4 and I really enjoy the support. The weigh-ins keep me accountable to myself. Nice too meet you!


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GORIANA 7/8/2012 2:23AM

    Hey! I followed this link from tops web site front page. emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/8/2012 2:24:27 AM

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DIDMIS 7/4/2012 12:17AM

    Becky how nice. emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 7/3/2012 11:58PM

    It is so great to have support! You can do it!

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Exercise in the park

Monday, July 02, 2012

Woke up late today but I still went out walking. It was a beautiful over-cast day so it was only in the 80's. I was listening to a wonderful audiobook so I did not want to stop(Games of Thrones)
Before I knew it I had walked 6 miles. To cool off I went for a quick swim. Just 15 mins but enough to relax the legs and stretch out.

I may not do this everyday but for today. emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 7/3/2012 10:50AM

    ...and NO invite emoticon

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PATSYB7 7/2/2012 7:58PM

    Good for you! Keep up the good work! :O)

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Back on track

Sunday, July 01, 2012

I have been trying to get my laptop to allow me to blog for several weeks. Today out of the blue it has allowed to to finally blog.
I love summer. In the Spring I get off track. It seems I took the detour on the road to success. emoticon Stress ahead.

I looked forward to the summer so I could get back on track. I have been trying to walk at least 3 miles per day. I am also biking, kayaking and swimming not daily but when I can.

I have been faithfully keeping my journal, measuring my food, watching my portions and drinking water.

I know these are the tools are the things that will help me avoid all the unhealthy foods.

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MNNSAIDE 7/2/2012 5:44PM

    Save me a walk at Frontera or Estero - of course I stop for every
singing bird or fluttering butterfly!!!

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NDTEACHER1 7/1/2012 10:24PM

    I'm happy for you. I am back on track too. I hope my next weigh in shows good results. I only weigh once a month because I obsess if I gain weight. Take care.

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