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Can it get any hotter

Friday, July 20, 2012

I got up late today so it was 10am before I went walking. It was a very beautiful day at South Padre Island so I walked and enjoyed. When I got home 2 hours later I found out that there is a heat advisory out. I felt great I am glad I took water with me and I was at the beach at least walking in the sand. Saturday I am going to try to get going earlier. I just have to get out of bed.

  
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MNNSAIDE 7/21/2012 6:22PM

    How long will you be at the Beach this weekend?
I still need to go before I die or until schools starts up!!!
I have not been in years - way to long when I used to go
all the time.

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FERRETLOVER1 7/21/2012 9:15AM

    This weather is simply crazy!!

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Exercise early before it gets too hot emoticon

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SUNNYLIFE72 7/20/2012 9:05PM

  Thanks for the snowman goodie! That was cute and much appreciated. =)

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SUNNYLIFE72 7/20/2012 8:48PM

  I hear you - I push to get my walk completed 1st thing in the morning. At the latest, I want to be finished by 9am due to the heat. Do you carry a water bottle with you? Or do you bring something with you to carry it in?
Keep up the good work!

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Is the scale a liar?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

As I step on the scale I whisper
Scale scale on the floor
Give me a numbed I will adore.

At my weekly weigh in I think it is
Russian rulet.
NO NO
I came back from a road trip. I was mad at myself because I had gained 10lbs.
So many of my Spark friends wrote it is s just water weight but I knew the ice cream I had eaten the gummy worms and the taffy.
SO in the last 5 day I have walked 4-6 miles in the morning then 3 at night. NOT as a punishment but t o get to back in shape and to enjoy the last days of my vacation.
I can do this.

  
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DIDMIS 7/27/2012 11:44PM

    Just wanted to say the scale does not lie unless it is defective.

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NDTEACHER1 7/19/2012 11:31PM

    So easy to put it on and takes twice as long to take it off, not fair!

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FLASHJUSTFLASH 7/18/2012 12:36PM

    Have you ever tried using a camera to record your eating when you are away from home? Just to make sure you aren't eating things just because you think no one's watching? The camera remembers everything!!!

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MNNSAIDE 7/18/2012 11:04AM

    Save one walk for me!!!! Frontera or Estero
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FERRETLOVER1 7/18/2012 7:04AM

    Don't over do the exercise - just get back to your sensible routines and you will be just fine!

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 7/18/2012 1:18AM

    You are correct when you say you can do this!
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DIDMIS 7/17/2012 11:58PM

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LADYHAWK1985 7/17/2012 11:53PM

    I wish you well but dont push to hard you can do more damage than good if you do to much at once, I use to be an athlete and I would see people work out with injuries or just push to hard and end up being out of play for a while because of the pain, but I do understand the want to feel and look better, you can do it though and btw congratulations for not making excuses and just deciding that you were gonna do it. emoticon

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 7/17/2012 11:27PM

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Thanks to my Sparkfriends

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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TONYPADILLA 7/13/2012 11:08AM

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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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SASSYTHING52 9/6/2012 11:22PM

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GORIANA 7/8/2012 2:23AM

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

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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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