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Blessings when you least expect them

Friday, January 18, 2013

So, it's been quite a while since my last blog. For those who don't know me, I lost alot of weight several years ago (5 yrs) with the help of a nutritonist. I had much success. Then I started feeling invincible, like I could do this on my own, I had the tools and I knew what to do. Then gradually, I put the wt back on, especially with the passing of my beloved Mother last September. So, fast forward to today....I have been working out regularly, food tracking, yet the scales are not budging after the first 5 lbs... Been toying with the idea of contacting the nutritionist again..(it is on the air force base here and is free since hubby is retired air force)... but then I think to myself..she will think Im a failure.... ugh...

So yesterday I get a call from this vary nutritionist "Jackie". Seems like my base doctor referred me without me knowing. When Jackie saw my name, she said "I know who this is:)'... She is going to see me this Tuesday and says she wants to put me in their new "BOD POD"... it measures body fat, lean muscle, calories expeded... it is a very cool thing... This way we can see how many calories my body needs on a regular day and adjust my eating accordingly. She has told me before that I am not eating enough... maybe this is it? I eat around 1200-1500 calories a day.. and I am on my feet all day at work (TSA at the airport).. I easily go over 10,000 steps every day. So.... Tuesday it is!!!

I am so excited about this!!! I keep trying and trying and I just cannot do it on my own... I need help!!! My goal is to lose 25 lbs by mid May when I go home fo Ohio for my Mom's memorial service....

I feel this is an unexpected blessing sent my way..... Someone is watching over me:)

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MONTANAGAL 1/18/2013 8:56AM

    Thanks Sunny:)...Im sorry as well to hear about your Dad... is very hard! You can Google "Bod Pod" and it has a picture of it.. It is like a capsule and they put you in it , close the door, and measure your lean muscle mass, fat, calories expenditure, then the dietician can calculate how many calories a day you should be eating... I found some info on line about it... I am so excited!

I will stay in touch.. Hard working full time, but I will try to keep in touch.


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    emoticon Isn't it funny how things happen at the just right time. So sorry to hear about your Mom. emoticon

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SUNNY332 1/18/2013 8:45AM

    How wonderful for you my friend. I know you can do it. You are one of the strongest
persons I know. I will be here so let me know how you are doing from time to time.
The Bod Pod sounds interesting. Is it like the Fit Bot? Sounds like maybe it is. Hope
it helps.

So sorry to hear about your Mom. I don't think I knew this. I too lost my Father in July so know how you are feeling. It is tough! I had been doing very well but yesterday while we were in town, a sadness just enveloped me. I was able to talk to DH about it and I felt better. There are just things that will trigger a memory and then, I miss him so much.

Take care and have a lovely day. Good to see you back on track and goal oriented.


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Getting in Ship Shape-- Cruise Shape that is:) November 2011

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Time to get serious and get in Cruise Shape. Going on a CARNIVAL Eastern Caribbean Cruise in November 2011 w hubster. Can't wait. This will be our 4th Cruise! This one is a 7 day w stops at Nassau, Grand Tu rk, St Thomas, and San Juan. Some snorkeling is definately in order. Bought a new swimsuit on clearance yesterday. Fits pretty good I must say:) But I want to lose 20 lbs by November. I've done it before, and I can do it now... I know what to do, thanks to my nutritionist and also my exercise phyiologist. Time to make it happen. Tomorrow starts the regular 6 days a week workouts, (not just walking, but actual sweatin cardio), CURVES for strength training, and journaling my food intake on a regular basis. So, I am gonna be on Spark more regularly and I need all your help to keep me goin:) You all are the BEST!!!

Let's do it!!!!

Much love,

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SUNNY332 8/4/2011 8:25AM

    I have learned
I am grateful for all of my challenges,
After each one was and is overcome.,
I have become stronger and more
able to meet those that are still to come.
I grow in my challenges.
“With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.”

Of course, you can do it. We are leaving 9/15 for Hawaii, sun and fun and also to see our soldier boy. I am getting excited.

Hugs, Sunny

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KAYEREADER 8/2/2011 1:04PM

    I know you'll do it and have a fabulous cruise!!!

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MT-MOONCHASER 7/9/2011 10:11PM

    Hey, that's a great way to get some motivation!!!

Way to go!!


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Great end to 2010 and new start of 2011.... Feeling Great!!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

So I just had a great ending to the year 2010. All thru the holidays I worked out regularly and kept the sweets in check.. only one or two here and there and didn't over indulge. I was STRONG!!! And to show for it, I lost almost 14 lbs since October 15th. Wooohoo!!! What an AWESOME feeling!!

And the NEW YEAR 2011 is gonna be even better:) Started off January 1st with a 50 minute Ellitptical workout and another one today, Jan. 2nd. If I'm gonna do it, I HAVE to!! NO EXCUSES!!! PERIOD!!! It's all a matter of "How bad do I want it?" Well, I want this bad!! Day by day, workout by workout, watching what I eat, I'm doing it!!!

Here's to a great year ahead for ALL of us!!

Let's do it!!!

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BJCOUGHLIN 1/5/2011 11:40AM

    That is fantastic! I have a hard time getting through a single day when it is NOT the holidays....but to lose 14 pounds through the holiday season is INCREDIBLE! Way to go!

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B0BBIE 1/3/2011 7:13PM

    hey chiquita!! You amaze me every single day!! Congrats on all your hard work, it IS paying off and you are doing wonderful!! You have earned every lost inch and pound, you've worked so hard!! Well done!! I know you'll keep up the great work through this new year!! You have so much to be proud of and I am proud of you my friend!!

Wishing you the best possible 2011. Thanks for always being there when I need you!!


lots of love

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MT-MOONCHASER 1/2/2011 2:18PM

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Hey, you Great Falls people --- Thanks for sending that chinook over this way. We're now 50F warmer than yesterday at this time... I may even venture outside today, there seems to be snow that could use a bit of shoveling!

Have a wonderful year!


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KAYEREADER 1/2/2011 12:22PM

    Way to start off strong!!! Happy New Year Deb.

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NOEILAND 1/2/2011 12:01PM

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You are doing it!!!! Watch out 2011!

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Making more time for me...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

As many may know, I have been blogging every day recently about my workouts. I am finding it harder to do, with working a full time job w crazy shifts and getting my workouts in, so I have deleted some of my sparkteams, I just don't find some of them are motivating me any more, and that frees up some time for me:) Will try blogging maybe once a week to keep up and accountable for my workouts. Other than that, I have gotten down to one SparkTeam and still use Spark to journal my food every day.

Oh, and while I'm on here.... I did 60 mins on the Arctrainer at the gym this morning:)

Have a great week!!


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D710DANCE 9/11/2010 3:16AM

    Do what's best for you Deb!

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KAYEREADER 8/23/2010 3:24PM

    Keep doing what is working for you Deb!

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B0BBIE 8/22/2010 10:08PM

    you are an exercise machine!!! woooot

'me time' is never a bad thing!

hugs my friend

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LIZZIECA55 8/22/2010 8:42PM

    Good job!! ...and, I know what you mean about all the SparkTeams. I also had to let some of them go. It's all for the best. Have a great week!

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    emoticon on all the exercise!!

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Thursday 08.19.2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

08.14- Curves workout 30 mins
08.15- Elliptical 60 mins.
08.16- Curves workout 30 mins, Elliptical 30 mins
08.17- Rest.
08.18- 3 mile walk
08.19- Elliptical 40 mins.

It's my Friday... Yippeee... AND payday weekend!!

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B0BBIE 8/19/2010 1:10PM

    great work out week!! great job!! Enjoy your Friday!! *hugs* emoticon

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