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I lost Thanks to SparkPeople

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I belong to an off line support group TOPS. Take off pound sensibly. I have been going to the group for about 15 years. I have lost weight and gained weight and my support group is always there to cheer me on and cry with me when I fall.

Due to work I have not been able to go for about 3 months. Tonight was my first night back. I was nervous that I had gained. Every scale is different and I knew that because mine said I lost did not mean another scale would say the same. I was glad to see my sparkfriend Irene there to greet me. I say many new faces and some old friends. I was nervous as I stepped on the scale.

I wish I will I wish tonight I hope I lost with all my might.
I have not always ate sensibly. I have not always wrote in my journal. I have ate some ice cream, pizza, and cookies. Oh not did I gain.

I am proud to say I lost 2.5lbs.

Some may think big deal but it is a big deal to me. I thought I needed the weekly motivation and accountability to stay on track. In the past I would cheat and think to myself I will walk extra the next day. Or who cares nobody saw me eat that ice cream. I do not have a weigh in who cares what I weigh.

My Spark community has helped so much keeping me focused and on track.
I have been encouraged to run in 5k races. Something I never would have done with out the support of my Spark Friends. I am not bored at night and thinking about eating because I am so busy reading and writing to my spark teams. I am reminded daily to stay on track, to try harder, to be honest with myself, to love myself, and to exercise.

In the past I would have gained weight especially with the stress of work, emotional eating and just plan not caring.

I am happy to have lost. I still have a ways to go on my weight loss journey but with the help of my online and offline friends I have the support I need.

Thank you SparkPeople you have kept me focused.

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GETDONE 11/20/2010 7:54PM


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LKWQUILTER 11/19/2010 9:18PM

    You have certainly done GREAT!! SP is a great addition to TOPS or viceversa (sp?).

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TXDREAMSPINNER 11/19/2010 1:56PM

    That is great! I am glad you are doing so well. Spark has made all of the difference for me as well. I know I couldn't be where i am right now without everyone here. Are we still looking at a race in December? I'm really looking forward to doing another one.

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/19/2010 4:12AM

    WAY TO GO ! I AM PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!


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FERRETLOVER1 11/18/2010 10:16PM

    Woo-hoo! I, too, am a TOPS member. In fact, I am a KOPS for 5 years now. Plus a century club member as well. Your blog brought me so many memories. I remember that fear of facing the scale. But you faced it AND YOU WON!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

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BIGMAMAT 11/18/2010 9:43PM

    Every pound lost is a victory! Awesome for you! hugs. Tricia emoticon

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MOM4407 11/18/2010 9:28PM

    Looking good. I am glad Barb was there to weigh us in. She really tries.

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DIDMIS 11/18/2010 8:36PM

    I am glad you lost also Becky. You lost 2 1/2 pounds, I lost 1 1/2 pounds instead of the half pound since the weight recorder didn't do the arthimetic right.
Let's keep up the good work.
Love ya gal.

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Slow but Steady

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Finished my 2nd 5k. A cold front had just come in so the temp. was in the 60's. The wind was from the north and about 20-30 miles. Usually it is in the 80's what a difference. The race was for diabetes and I was support motivated to run in this race. My mother has diabetes and my late mother-in-law had the disease. I was glad to come in 2 mins. faster than the last race. I was so proud of myself. I need to remember I am important and I need to be strong for myself.

As a treat for myself I got some new shoes. The others were making my heels hurt. I had gotten a pair for overponers but I really do not think I have the problem. Eventhough I have been wearing them for about 5 months since I have been jogging they have started to hurt.

I went looking at several stores before I could find a pair I liked. I stayed with NB because they have the wide size. Most stores do not have wide shoes so easy to shop. I just ask show me a running shoe size 8 wide. No shoes, 1 pair and if I am lucky 2 pair to try on. Finally I found a pair. I just finished reading an article about running socks. I don't think I have a problem now but if I do 1/2 marathon I will look into it.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

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MAYBER 11/16/2010 6:07PM

    congrats on your 2nd 5K and glad to see you give yourself a reward altho it seems you really did need the new shoes best wishes as you continue you training for marathons one at a time
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BIGMAMAT 11/14/2010 8:51AM

    congratulations on your 2nd race! emoticon emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 11/14/2010 7:55AM

    It's so hard to find shoes that really fit you right. Glad you were successful in finding them!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 11/13/2010 10:36PM

    Good job!
Were there any walkers?
I was just too tired and achy bones to call yesterday

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MOM4407 11/13/2010 10:15PM

    Irene you are so right I did read about the socks and how they make the shoes tighter. I am now going to start thinking about the socks I wear as well as the bra. As for running when it is cold. No it is not easier for me. My chest hurt to breath for awhile. I guess I am used to the warm weather.

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DIDMIS 11/13/2010 9:52PM

    Becky did you notice on the socks that they are cushioned so they might make your shoes too tight. I am sure you read it all though.
On your run. It is easier to run when it is cold I imagine.
I didn't even get out of the house today. Too weak and other complications.

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MOM4407 11/13/2010 9:30PM

    thanks slow and steady I finished.

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LBEEKMA 11/13/2010 8:54PM

    Woohoo on the 5K...that's my goal.

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Taking it easy

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Today I slept late. I got up at 6:15am
I had oatmeal with pumpkin for breakfast. It tastes like a pumpkin pie.
Testing still at work. I am so tired of testing. I want to do something other than watching students test.
I was going to go for a walk but plans change. Came home and walked on the treadmill. Rode the exercise bike and relaxed. I really do not want to do too much before Saturday.
Then my husband tells me At the beach there is going to be a get together of the Kayakers. I am going to go run then maybe to the beach Kayaking. I am really looking forward to the weekend. Bad part forecast Rain, Rain Rain.
Hope your day is just as goood.

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MOM4407 11/12/2010 8:12PM

    Thanks to all. It is Friday night and I am going to make it a great weekend.

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MAYBER 11/12/2010 7:15PM

    great weekend plan
we are to get 3 to 6 inches of snow
looking forward to the slower pace of winter months
One day at a time

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GPASWTP 11/12/2010 10:58AM

    Wow! I want that kind of weekend (minus the rain too). Sounds fun! Have a great time.

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/12/2010 5:05AM

    emoticon Its raining here in Athens right now!!

I hope you have a great weekend :)

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TXDREAMSPINNER 11/11/2010 10:21PM

    That sounds nice, except for the testing part. I have helped with testing when I was working as a substitute and it was sooo boring. Enjoy your weekend!

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Today I woke up at 1:30am Sparked some and went back to bed. I slept until 6:15 because I am walking in the afternoon. After work I went for a 3 mile walk. It was great to meet with Marcy for my last lap. Thanks Marcy for walking the last lap with me. When I got home my husband told me he had went to pay my entry fee for my next 5k race. I am happy to do this one it is for Diabetes. My mom and my mother-in-law had Diabetes. So not only am I getting healthy I am helping fight a terrible disease. So Somer looking forward to the weekend.

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MNNSAIDE 11/10/2010 8:33PM

    Hey!!! I could hardly get out of the bed - my poor aching muscles!!!!

And would you believe that kids had spotted me!!!


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DIDMIS 11/9/2010 11:18PM

    I feel so jealous that you and Marcie can walk and I stumble along. Really thugh I am emoticonfor you.

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MAYBER 11/9/2010 9:16PM

    Gee am glad to hear that am not the only one who cannot sleep some nights and get up and go on the computer
Best wishes as you run your next 5K for Diabetes
One race at a time
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Wonderful Monday

Monday, November 08, 2010

Wow I drove to work and the Sun was in eyes.
OM where are my sunglasses.
For breakfast had oatmeal, lunch chicken salad and snack some yogurt.
After work went for a 3 mile jog.
I got home so hungry made some high fiber pasta. I wrote down my calories and I had only used 600 cals.
Wow I had another bowl of pasta still under 1000 cals and I feed full and I feel great. I tried the low glyemic pasta and it really tastes good. It has 7g of protein. Maybe I can start adding pasta back in my diet.

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    Sounds like a great day!

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FERRETLOVER1 11/9/2010 7:09AM

    Great! I love pasta too & always manage to fit it into my calories!

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MNNSAIDE 11/9/2010 7:07AM

    More work to do with the morning light!

Sent you my school e-mail.....

Still dark..... emoticon

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MOM4407 11/9/2010 3:33AM

    I hope Tues. will be just as Sunny.

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DIDMIS 11/8/2010 10:11PM

    I like to get up when it is light but don't like for it to get so dark so early. Well you can't have your cake and eat it too. In fact who said anything about cake???

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CBARRETT10 11/8/2010 10:01PM

  Here are extras emoticon emoticon emoticon
Great job!

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CIERAPOET 11/8/2010 8:56PM

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It does sound like you had a great day!!! Blessings for every day to be great! Have a great week!!! emoticon

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