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Day #1

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I'm getting ready to walk my daughter to school and then walk back home to get the car so that I can go over to Kohl's to see if they have a cute Spring / Summer outfit that doesn't quite fit me so that I have something to work towards. Then I'm going to come home and schedule a hair cut and a pedicure. Nope I didn't hit the lottery but, I got cash in my Easter basket and nothing else........No candy nothing..........I have to say green dollar bills are much tastier then chocolate anyway!

Here's to Day One..........I'm hoping the title of tommorrows blog will be Day #2!

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JOYELYSE 3/26/2008 7:50AM

    Oh, I miss shopping! Oh god, I've become one of those pregnant women who complain about things that are normal and natural. I'm supposed to be as big as a house!!! Did you find an outfit? I know I find clothing so motivating. I have some jeans hanging in my closet that ALMOST fit before I got pregnant. I suspect my regular jeans will be my first motivation, but those size 8 Calvins would be perfect for end of summer/beginning of fall. :) When's the haircut? When I hit my goal weight, I might just give some short stylish cut a try.

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SKINNYSOON13 3/26/2008 3:34AM

    Oh, I LIKE your Easter Bunny! :-)

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WANDAH3 3/25/2008 5:19PM

    Keep finding every opportunity to sneak in a bit of exercise and before you know it, you'll have done all you set out to do each day.

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ETGRIP 3/25/2008 10:54AM

    Take it one day at a time, that is all you can do. What a great thing to get cash in your basket, I got golf balls and a discount card to golf this summer. :) The golf balls look like Easter Eggs. :) Glad you are on track and hope all is well. Keep in touch, I am proud of you.

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Happy Easter

Sunday, March 23, 2008

I feel so much better today..............I didn't exercise yesterday and I did not stay in my calorie range but, I did not binge either everything I ate is in my tracker!

I'm not really off to a GREAT start today but, all is not lost I can still save myself.........I found myself eating out of the bag a baked lays but, I have put them away and I am going to walk/jog on my treadmill now.

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FRUITYFUL 3/23/2008 4:34PM

    Way to go Honeycomb! I did not stay within my ranges either yesterday...the Easter candy was too tempting. I didn't have a lot though...a few bites of chocolate and some jelly beans. I think I will change my Day #1 to tomorrow. I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better today!

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JEHAVENS 3/23/2008 1:33PM

    Way to go Mrs. Honeycomb! Every little step counts and every mental edge you give yourself builds. Keep it up and have a great Easter day.


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New Day!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Today is a new day but, it's not just any new day it is the day that I will be starting a really important streak to eat right 90% of the time =] I've lost 100 pounds and I am not about to gain it back so today will be Day #1 for me.

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KATHEE3 3/24/2008 8:50PM

  Way to go Kristi!

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WANDAH3 3/22/2008 5:16PM

    You can do it, you have already proven that. Make your choices the right ones and you will succeed. Rooting and cheering you on.
Have a Happy Easter.

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MRSHONEYCOMB 3/22/2008 11:24AM

    Thanks Fruity I will do that and you do the same!

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FRUITYFUL 3/22/2008 11:10AM

    Good for you Honeycomb! You and I will do this together. I am starting over today as well. I will check back with you this afternoon or evening and let you know how I did. Let me know how you did too. Also, call me if or email me if you feel like you are going to go off track or if you need to vent! I know you're dealing with a lot right now, so use me as your sounding board if you need to!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

If you have Anxiety or stress easy please don't feel obligated to read this post I'm just feeling a lot of pressure and I'm hoping if I rant for a second it will help me to calm down and get on with it........... so here it goes first of all most of you know that I adopted two girls from Russia 3 years ago well we have these things that are called Post Placements that we have to get done by a social worker and are last one is due May 11th so I called the social worker we had our appointment and she is working on it right now then I'm supposed to send it to our Adoption agency that is in NYC to be translated and then they ship it to I try to contact the agency today to make sure I have a correct address and they are no where to be found it's like they never exited there web site is gone there E-mails do not work and there number is disconnected! Ugh so now what I have to pay someone to translate it for me and then figure out where in Russia it is going to be sent to? I all ready paid for these services and I'm not really looking forward to re paying for them I cant even imagine how much it will cost! #2 this civil suite for my daughters shop lifting is really stressing me out the whole unknown of what we are going to end up owing is making me CRAZY!!! #3 my husband is refinancing our house which is fine but, why does it have to take so long the dragging it out makes me crazy because money makes me crazy. Does it really take 2 weeks to refinace a house with the same people that already own the loan? #4 My daughter is starting court appointed councling on April 10th and I'm worried about it I do not know why unless it because of that whole money thing again. #5 I feel like I am really slacking on SPARK I did so well last year and it seems like I am letting all of this consume me and so I am letting myself down. #6 last but not least my vacuum has been broke for a few months and I really want to vacuum my carpet!! So there those are all the things that are on my mind I'm sure there is more but, I'm tired of thinking about it so I will stop.. all of these things are so petty seriously who really cares if I was going to die tomorrow would I care NO I would not so why do I let it bother me..a little boy in my daughters second grade class lost his mom in a car accident last Saturday and I am whining about a Vacuum OMG gimmie a break maybe I should go eat some Dark Chocolate or something! For those of you that read this sorry and thanks and I hope you have a GREAT day.

Honeycomb =]

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LILCHILDE 3/22/2008 12:02AM

    I sure hope everything turns out for the best and I am sorry for everything but if it will make you feel better......I spent 1400.00 on a Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner and I have not been able to use it in over month and 1/2 since my surgery and I can't get anyone else to use it because they are afraid they will tear it up and I will kill them if they do.

I totally understand the money problems...I think we have all been there at one time or another...just keep praying!

I am not having the same problems as you with my daugther but we have an issue that has the family scratching their heads...but all that can be done is to not see race or nationality and look at someone's happiness..and if it makes someone happy then we all need to be happy with it...I just pray for the best everyday and for God to give me the strength to deal with what is thrown my way and not from my daugther really but what other's say to's hard but I am learning to deal with it each day.

Look you got me ranting now!! LOL

Thanks for helping me get all that off my chest..that's why I love my Spark Friends!!!!!


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ETGRIP 3/21/2008 10:10AM

    Coming from the Appraisal / Mortgage industry all I can say is it depends on the bank, what type of appraisal if any is needed, and where you live. It should not take two weeks, but maybe the bank is dragging their heels. I am sorry you are soo stressed out.

1. You lost an amazing 100 pounds, no one can take that away from you so stress is allowed.

2. You will figure out what is needed with your adoption items, if the social worker cannot help you out, they may know someone.

3. I worry about money all the time, it is just a way of life, which is super sad. I think ever wealthy people worry about money if that makes you feel better.

4 and finally: You are an inspriation and an amazing woman. How far you have come and the accomplishments along with the recognition you have is wondeful. I am proud to know you and think the world of you.

It will all fall into place.

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SKINNYSOON13 3/20/2008 11:17PM

    Hey - I'm sorry all this is happening at once. First the SPARK stuff - girl, you've been working so hard for so long, sometimes it just has to give. With all the stuff going on with your daughter, it's totally understandable that your focus isn't 100% on weight loss, and who would expect it to be. It's obvious she needs your attention, and the stuff surrounding the adoption needs your focus. All these ladies had good advice and reassuring words, so there's not much I can add. I just want you to know I'm always behind you. :-)

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FRUITYFUL 3/20/2008 7:44PM

    I can't believe I didn't get a message when you posted this blog! Do I have to keep subscribing? Anyway, I know how you feel when you say that so many things at once are stressing you out and you don't know which way is up. As you know, I've gained some weight since August, and what really helped me get back on track (a whopping 11 days ago!) was to think positively. I was beating myself up, which only made me feel worse. Between last August and now, I fell off the wagon soooo many times...but every single time, I got right back on. Now, I've finally managed to stay on and with each day I get more and more motivated. Just keep plugging away Kristi, don't be hard on yourself for not being on track. Like you told me, eventually it will click and you'll be back on the road to losing!

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SVWS38 3/20/2008 4:36PM

  One at a time I bet they would be no problem. But, when it all adds up and piles up and piles more on top... the vacuum would be the thing that would take me over the edge. I hope you are doing better. Try to smile, it will all work out. How about some beating up the vacuum therapy?

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BLUEFISH2 3/20/2008 2:20PM

    You need to cut yourself some slack! That is a lot to have on your plate. Everyone has problems and your's are not less stressful than anyone else's...because they are yours. You obviously have the strength to tackle all of these issues, throw a tantrum, take a deep breath and do what you can do each day. I agree, try to focus on the positive and do things you know will help you through it. Wishing you all the best. Now I have to go fix my vacuum so I can try and clean my floor :-)

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MRSHONEYCOMB 3/20/2008 12:35PM

    Thank You! WOW what a whiner I am but, I have to say it did make me feel better and I am going to take the advice and focus on the positive. I looked back at last year and there were a lot of things that should have made losing 100 pounds really hard but, I made it through those things and actually had a pretty amazing year so from here on out I am going to focus on the positive and make exercise and eating right my priority and the rest will fall into place.

Oh and Jbuttars thanks for the offer on the vacuum I have to say your comment made me laugh and realized how pathetic I must have sounded.


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250STRONG 3/20/2008 9:27AM

    Money issues have their way of creeping into everything!! I'm sorry to hear about the money you have lost with the disappearing agency. That is awful! As to the vacume, I live in the SLC area, come borrow mine. :)

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WANDAH3 3/20/2008 7:59AM

    You have a lot on your plate to be concerned about and having money issues doesn't help.
I will keep you in my prayers.
Suggestion (and I know it works): Try finding the positive in all of this and focus on that instead of the negative. When we focus solely on the negative, we attract more negative into our lives. When we focus on the positive we attract more positive into our lives.
Positives: You have a family that you wanted, your last social worker visit is done, your daughter is learning a valuable lesson ...there are consequences for her actions, your daughter is receiving the councilling she needs, you have the support of your SP friends, others are praying for you. Try to find the positive in each day, even one thing and journal it or blog it, but put it in writing where you can see it and keep your focus.
Thinking of you,

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JEHAVENS 3/20/2008 1:39AM

    Mrs. Honeycomb,
I don't have any solutions for you but I will pray for God's peace on your life. All these things are big and real in your is okay to rant and we are to help each other through so don't apologize. I always think I am so strong. I have all these neat walls built around me to protect me from the bad stuff but God showed me last year just how vulnerable I really am. And it was okay because He also showed me that He was with me and that is the only strength I need.
Know that I am thinking of you and praying for you.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

I am so frustrated with myself right now! I have done so well this week with exercise and staying within my calories and one weak moment yesterday and the scale says I'm up 1.8lbs this I realize that is temporary weight and that if I'm good all day today that tomorrow morning it will say 159 again. I have been doing this for over a year now and you would think that my way of thinking would have changed by now but, instead I'm thinking if I'm not going to lose a pound this week for weigh in because of my mistake yesterday then I might as well do it again today. WTH "Lifestyle change" why cant I get that through my head!!!! If I don't blow it today and I do as good with my exercise and eating as I did last week then next week could be the week that I finally get a loss but, if I blow it today then what is going to stop me tomorrow and so and so on.

sorry if I'm whining I'm just trying to convince myself that being good today is the right choice and that I will be a lot happier with myself all next week if that is the choice that I make.


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NJMATTICE 3/1/2008 10:15AM

    Do you know Ellen's character in "Finding Nemo"? She says "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. . ." You're doing great. "just keep swimming, just keep swimming."

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JEHAVENS 2/28/2008 1:36AM

    From someone who is just beginning this life style change, it is encouraging to me to see that even someone who has been soooooo successful on the program struggles. But you knew where to go and you logged your food and you kept on keeping on! Thank you for your inspiration to me.


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MRSHONEYCOMB 2/25/2008 7:21PM

    Thanks Ladies! I did make it through yesterday thankfully at the top of my calories! Woo Hoo...........I'm really hoping for a loss tomorrow I don't even care if it is .5 I'll take it!

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SKINNYSOON13 2/25/2008 6:21PM

    I too don't see it was whining, but as VENTING! :-) You put it out there for the "world" to see, and it's been released. Sometimes I think just venting about things is the most necessary step because it gets it out of your head, leaving room for the "rational" thoughts. :-) I think you'll see 1.5-2 pounds off tomorrow! :-) You can do it!

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ETGRIP 2/25/2008 1:02PM

    I dont look at this as whinning, I look at this as someone who has learned over the year on how to be sucessful and knows also how to do it, but now with a small change you are just saying HEY darn it that should not happen. :)

Keep up the great work, stay motivated, stay positive.

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WASATCH84032 2/25/2008 12:08PM

    I hope you were able to convince yourself that you are a great success and an inspiration to others and that one slip doesn't change that!


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JOYELYSE 2/24/2008 7:11PM

    You will be! Just remember, even the loss takes time. It's why so many peopel fail. They do everything right, see a gain, and give up. When if they'd only waited, they would have started droppign. You know this!!! Justa nice reminder.

I, on the other hand, had a french fry binge today. Serious binge! Uggg.

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BLUEFISH2 2/24/2008 2:06PM

    I feel your frustration and struggle with the same attitude. I know the answer. I know I'll feel better if I eat better. I know I'll feel better is I get in a good workout. But....I already ate the pizza, so maybe all is lost.

Looking at your progress you have a long history of making the right choices. You can make the right choice today and forgive yourself for a mistake. Best wishes!

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