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Merry Christmas, Spark Friends!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Even though it's ridiculously late (or early?) here I just wanted to wish all my wonderful Spark Friends a Merry Christmas!!!

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I've had the most amazing Christmas Eve with my family and my loved ones. I'm so grateful for my family, I feel truly blessed to have them in my life. Also, I didn't overeat today (although I did decide to skip tracking my meals for the day) and I went for a walk in the morning. I haven't so far had any chocolate even though I was a little worried I might be tempted to overindulge. Chocolate is my number one weakness. All in all, it's been a perfect day!

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas! Love you all.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JADOMB 12/25/2012 3:17PM

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. I may end up skipping tracking today too, just too complicated and no real way to measure. But I will eat sanely.

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TEADYBEAR77 12/24/2012 8:36PM

    Merry Christmas!

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MOVES327 12/24/2012 8:13PM

    Merry Christmas to you as well!

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MYBULLDOGS 12/24/2012 7:52PM

    merry CHRISTMAS

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ELRIDDICK 12/24/2012 7:48PM

  Thanks for sharing

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MAMISHELI53 12/24/2012 7:47PM

    You are doing a great job on living more healthily and also having a healthier self-image. God doesn't make junk! We just tend to mess up His handiwork a bit. Blessings on your journey to a healthy lifestyle, and Merry Christmas!

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Winter wonderland (pictures!)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

This year, I'm spending Christmas with my family in a tiny little town in Eastern Finland. They live in the countryside and I absolutely love it here. This morning, when I went for a walk with my sister, we walked for an hour along the country roads and saw no one. It's a nice change! Everything is so beautiful, so calm, so peaceful. It has snowed over the past couple of weeks and everything is covered in white. I took a few pictures to share with you. Enjoy!















So far, I'm doing so well! I was a little nervous about going out of town for the holidays but I've been tracking everything I eat and working out every day. Today I had about 1,250 calories and walked for over an hour. I'm so proud of myself.

Enjoy your day everyone! Tomorrow is Christmas Eve!!

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SUN_N_SEA 12/26/2012 6:27PM

    Absolute tranquility emoticon

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JADOMB 12/24/2012 1:44PM

    BRRRRRRR, my blood is so thin living in San Diego that I would just die. LOL But it is sure pretty.

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MOVES327 12/24/2012 12:34AM

    Beautiful pictures. Good to hear your having success!

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IUHRYTR 12/23/2012 9:51PM

    Proud of you, too. Beautiful pictures. -- Lou

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1935MARY 12/23/2012 5:14PM

    Awesome, I wished it would snow here in Tennessee for Christmas. I am glad you are doing well. Have a Great Christmas.

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JAMBABY0 12/23/2012 5:13PM

    Great pics I was hoping for snow for Christmas here but looks like not til after, thanks for sharing

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KRISZTA11 12/23/2012 5:07PM

    Thanks for sharing, beautiful pictures!
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What motivates me today

Saturday, December 22, 2012

I think it's so important to find things that motivate you along this journey, and I make sure to think about the things that motivate me many times every day. Especially right before I go to sleep and the first thing in the morning when I wake up.

What motivated me today was the thought of coming back home to visit my family in a few months and seeing their faces when they realize how much weight I have lost! I imagine them saying things like 'You've lost so much weight!' and 'You look amazing!' And it makes me feel so motivated to stay focused on my goals. My sister already told me today I look so much thinner now and it felt so good to hear her say that :)

I stayed in the low end of my calorie range today, walked for an hour and rode the exercise bike for 30 minutes. A great day!

Have a healthy Saturday everyone!

  
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JADOMB 12/24/2012 1:43PM

    Well you do look great and I hope you stay motivated the rest of your life.

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KRISZTA11 12/23/2012 5:15AM

    emoticon
Positive comments from family and friend are great motivators!
They make success more real : )

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IUHRYTR 12/22/2012 7:40PM

    I agree with your sister, Annie. The recent pictures you posted show an inspiring difference. Won't it be exciting to see your before and after photos when you reach your goal? -- Lou

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 12/22/2012 6:31PM

    That is a great motivator. I also need to keep myself motivated. Keep up the great work, and have a wonderful Christmas

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TAYSMOM77642 12/22/2012 6:06PM

    That is one of the major things that motivates me too! I am hoping for the same reactions. I hope you do get them and keep up the great work!

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Went jogging again today

Friday, December 21, 2012

This is going to be short because I'm tired and it's getting late (1 am here already) but I just wanted to give you guys a quick update. Today me and my boyfriend came home to my parents' house to celebrate Christmas with my family. I'm so thankful that my mother is both an excellent cook and also a bit of a health freak. I think I'm going to be just fine this Christmas :) Moderation is key! I'll work out every day (well, except for Christmas Day maybe) and track everything I eat. I really want to maintain my weight over the holidays.

I went jogging again today. I jogged for 30 minutes as planned and I ran even further than the last time! I'm making progress and it feels great. It was a tough workout though; when I had jogged for about 15 minutes my legs were beginning to feel so heavy and I had to force myself to get through the workout. But once I got past the point where I just wanted to give up it got a lot easier and I enjoyed it :) And afterwards I felt just amazing, as always after a run.

I hope all of you SparkFriends are having a wonderful and healthy day so far!

  
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JADOMB 12/22/2012 12:47PM

    Just keep it up and soon it will become very easy to do light 5Ks. I haven't ran in about a month, so today I'm getting back into my plan. I will probably hurt a bit. DOH

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IUHRYTR 12/21/2012 11:31PM

    That determination to keep going when we want to stop is what leads to more success. emoticon! -- Lou

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RACHAEL8605 12/21/2012 9:32PM

    Keep up the great work!!


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JACKIE542 12/21/2012 6:58PM

    Have a wonderful time! emoticon

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JILLITA55 12/21/2012 5:58PM

    good for you. I hate running, but I am working on it anyway

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Lost a pound this week! (+ a new picture)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Today was my weigh-in and I'm happy to say I lost a pound this week! This means I have now lost 34 pounds since February. Woo hoo I'm so happy to be losing weight again! I really want to keep track of everything I eat even through the holidays and maintain my weight. I think losing would be a miracle, but I guess miracles do happen... ;) I'd be more than happy to maintain though!

I was feeling really good about myself today after my weigh in so I asked my boyfriend to take a picture of me in a size 10 dress I used to wear before I gained the weight. It fits nicely now, although it's quite short and it's not necessarily something I would wear in public. But anyway, here it is:



I hope all of you are having a wonderful day so far!

  
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IUHRYTR 12/21/2012 11:30PM

    Looking good. Woo hoo for another pound gone. -- Lou

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MOVES327 12/21/2012 9:56PM

    Great picture, and congratulations on the weight loss. If you keep doing what you are I am sure you can be successful over the holidays!

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KRISZTA11 12/21/2012 10:28AM

    emoticon to your success, you look great!

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LYNSEY723 12/21/2012 10:04AM

    You look great! Way to go!

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JSTETSER 12/21/2012 6:04AM

    Congrats! You can do it!
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JACKIE542 12/20/2012 7:46PM

    Good job! emoticon

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LILLEAN 12/20/2012 7:31PM

    Pretty pic! emoticon

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MM165592 12/20/2012 6:04PM

    Gorgeous!

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KATRINAKRAUT 12/20/2012 5:43PM

    That's great! looks like you are starting to shine from the inside out!

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