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Glorious day!

Friday, February 24, 2012

My scale was friendly this morning and said I was down another two pounds today!! Man does it feel good to see those numbers go down! Though I have 145lbs to loose, I realize I need to love myself at every size. I am celebrating each and every small loss was with a toast (of water) to myself and my success!

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KARENDEE4 2/24/2012 1:44PM


Good job! You are right, we need to love ourselves at any size!!

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Do you dream of food?

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Had I been asked that question two days ago, my answer would have been no! I never have, and it sounds quite silly. I've been doing so well staying on track. Each day I get on the scale (I know, I know, "you should only weigh weekly") and I feel happy that I was successful the day before. Because I ate what was good for me, each day it has shown on the scale with a slight loss.

However; Last night I had a dream that I was having a HUGE chocolaty shake, and I thought nothing of it. It was the most awesome, delicious shake. As I slurped away the (I'm sure what would be) millions of calories the shake started to taste bitter, but it my blissful, sugar overdosed moment, I continued downing this mammoth shake. Suddenly when I got toward the bottom; my chocolaty goodness, turned to coffee, with coffee beans completely filling the bottom of the cup (I know most people like coffee, I'm not one of them). The bitter taste started to burn my mouth and ache throughout my body. I could not fix the problems the coffee had infused within my body and I started to shake (and then I woke up ...)

I woke up feeling nauseous, but as I sit and ponder, I've decided that my mind is wrapping around the idea that having sweet stuff isn't worth the stress it puts on my body. As I sit here enjoying my apples, it seems they are more sweet than the shake, and I know that my body is thanking me :)

Enjoy something today that your body will thank you for tomorrow!!

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MYTIMETOSPARK 10/1/2011 12:53PM

    YES!!! I love the way you put that, HEALTHY IS THE NEW YUM!!!!

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BECOMING_HOLLY 10/1/2011 12:34PM

    That's awesome! I have noticed that things just don't taste as good as the healthy foods anymore as well! Doesn't it feel awesome that healthy is the new YUM!?!?

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Do you need a Sponsor?!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It only takes one push to knock the entire row of domino’s over. And that’s exactly what happens when we start to feel defeated!

We have one bad lunch, and the day is shot, we have one bad day and the week is shot. The week turns into a month, and you suddenly find yourself on December 31st making the same old new years resolution.

That isn’t where I want to be this December 31st. I want to be 30 lbs lighter (that 10% of my current weight, LOST!)

Accountability is key!

Why is AA such a successful program? (I personally haven’t gone through the program, but loved ones have). Sponsors!!

Every one has a sponsor, a sponsor keeps you accountable. Sponsors become friends; friends who keep you on track, friends who talk to you at midnight when you are struggling.

Today I challenge everyone on Spark to find a “sponsor”. Look through your buddy list, send a message, Cheer someone on. Let them know they are an inspiration to you. We’ve all been there, are there, or are trying to never “be there” again. Reach out today to someone new and get your spark on!!

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DANA48131 2/17/2012 10:51PM

    There are "12 step" programs for food as well... Overeaters Anonymous (OA) and Anorexic/Bulimic Anonymous (ABA) come to mind. You can check their websites and find meetings (real live, face to face meetings) in your area. It works for a lot of people.

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BETHEUNICORN 9/28/2011 10:47PM

    I love this concept also! I like to think I have a couple of sponsors and that I'm a sponsor for them as well. You can never have too many people like that in your life!

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KARENDEE4 9/28/2011 4:29PM

    I love it!!
You are so smart.


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BECOMING_HOLLY 9/28/2011 1:09PM

    I love this concept! Having spark friends is helpful, but spark SPONSORS is an amazing concept! Thank you for sharing!!

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Thirty by 30!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thirty things I want to do by the age of thirty. (2.5 years away!)

I have been working on this list for quite some time, and some of my favorite things that are rare (Example: Meet someone famous), were recently accomplished. I felt it was still important to leave them on the list, as completed instead of coming up with new things. I'm happy to report a few of these were accomplished on my last vacation with hubby!

30 - Wear Shorts!
29 - Buy a bikini!
28 - Go to Disneyland and ride ALL the rides!
27 - Walk on the beach in a swimsuit!
26 - Take a Zumba class!
25 - Buy clothes in a "regular" area of a department store!
24 - Dance the night away!
23 - Take a cruise!
22 - Fit into my "James Bond Dress"!
21 - Sing Karaoke!
20 - Be at goal weight of 140 lbs!
19 - Airplane ride when I don't need a seat belt extension!
18 - Complete a 5k!
17 - Do Pull ups (at least two) !
16 - Help a stranger!
15 - Learn to cook!
14 - Take a dance Class!
13 - Learn to Trust myself!
12 - Go on a REAL Vacation, just me and hubby! ~ Completed! Sept 2011
11 - Complete the P90X Program with hubby!
10 - Stop Dodging the camera!
9 - Travel to Hawaii!
8 - Enjoy taking a bubble bath (even if it's just once)
7 - Put myself first!
6 - Stayed up all night long and see the sun rise!
5 - Feel good Naked!
4 - Go to a professional Football Game! ~ Completed!
3 - Visit the Grand Ole Opry! ~ Completed!
2 - Meet someone famous & Get their autograph!! ~ Completed!!
1 - Celebrate my 30th in style!

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    OMG! That's sooo cool. I LOVE country music.

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MYTIMETOSPARK 10/1/2011 11:57AM

    Alan Jackson! We had a meet & greet with him while we were in Nashville :)

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    ooooh...whose autograph did you get?

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Knee pain?

Monday, September 19, 2011

In case we needed more reasons to loose that weight, I heard on the radio (from the arthritis foundation) that for every pound that you loose, it's takes FOUR Pounds off of your knees.

So if I want to loose 170 it will take 680 POUNDS OF PRESSURE OFF MY KNEES!

Yes, sign me now please!!!

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KARENDEE4 9/20/2011 10:31AM

    I belive it!! I used to have knee pain every night. Now I rarely have it.

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