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Back again

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I took some time off of "dieting" over the holidays and hopped on the scale this morning to see my hard work has hit a speed bump. I was so excited when I was under 200 was such a milestone, and low and behold I am at 202 this morning.

My friend has success doing weight watchers, so I dabbled in that for awhile. I cancelled that as I was not commited.

I have been a yo yo dietier for years and this pattern doesn't really surprise me emoticon

I decided to come back to spark people for the support I receive emoticon
the fact it is free ....and it seems simple.

I need to hold myself accountable, and with the all of the tools on here, it's fun and should be doable. emoticon

I hope to see you on the message boards! Have a great day everyone!

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    Welcome back!! I'm so glad you're back.

Yes we CAN do this!

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Branching out..

Monday, January 31, 2011

I have been feeling so frustrated @ work lately. I work for an insurance agent...and am in a state of flux. My boss may be retiring, and my job is uncertain and things have been stressful.

In the past, I would have emotionally ate and sabatoged myself...This is a new me emoticon

Every day, I wish my Done Girls a happy Birthday, and read their many have achieved greatness. emoticon

You have inspired me to take matters into my own hands! I am still working @ insurance office and putting my resume together..but I took a leap of faith! I decided to turn a fun past time into a job and see if I could make a go of it..
I joined Avon.. emoticonI feel so rejuvenated and have really been excited to connect with old friends..
It made me realize there is always a bigger picture than we can see...and ultimatelty it's up to us to find the path..
So thanks friends for inspiring me and giving my the courage to believe in me!

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BANDMAMAPC 1/31/2011 11:25PM

    I had considered doing Avon a couple years ago. It might be a good time to do this in a few months. Thanks for reminding me the possibilities. emoticon

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MY_HEALTH_BABY 1/31/2011 8:12PM

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Where is the Huddle?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

So it's been a few days since I have been able to Huddle and logged in today all excited to get caught up, and can't find it on the right hand side where it used to be! Am I missing something??

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FLORIDAGHOST 1/12/2011 2:45PM

    Took me awhile, too.

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NANCY1BE 1/11/2011 9:37AM

    Thanks - Just took a minute! Yikes..can't be away again for a few days lol

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VEGGIE2011 1/11/2011 9:36AM

    Its there, it just looks different. It is a rolling scroll of huddles and blogs now.

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NANCY1BE 1/11/2011 9:36AM

    Never mind.. ;-)

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Book - Woman, Food and God

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hi all! I just picked up this book after hearing about it, and was wondering if anyone has read it? and thoughts? I am only 2 chapters in..but am finding it helpful so far..
in fact since reading it, I feel like I am eating only when I am hungry..

Just thought I would post and see if anyone has feedback. Have a great week!

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PJH2028 1/17/2011 1:37PM

    Geneen Roth's new book has a lot to offer. I've read many of her previous books, and so it's VERY interesting to see/hear the development of her ideas and tone. It for sure has. I've always like something about HER. She and Ann Lamott are quite good friends, and I like Lamott too. Back in the day (many chapters ago in my own process) titles like Feeding the Hungry Heart, When You Eat At the Refrigerator, Pull up a Chair, Appetites and many more really spoke to me.

ESPECIALLY useful and insightful in the areas of ALLOWING ABUNDANCE into our lives in places OTHER than with Food. (Intersects Marion Woodman's work in this way, too). Taking away the false taboos and truly CARING for OURSELVES in our lives, in our food, in our bodies. A great message. Must be. I don't usually get so enthusiastic. I forgot! So thanks for reminding me!

Onward and Downward.


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SENORAHACHE 12/30/2010 6:37PM

    So did you ever finish reading it? It sounds like it might be really good, but I don't want to commit unless I hear a good review from someone else....

Congratulations on being DONE GIRL last week! Keep up the great work and good luck in 2011!

~Annie in SC emoticon

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SLILOOO 12/22/2010 12:28PM

  There was an Oprah show with the author...I was not overwhelmed...She had some good points but nothing life changing...

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    Never heard of it, I look forward to your review of it.

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    I had heard good things about it as well. I started to read it and was thinking this book is not really for me, so I haven't finished reading it.

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HOLLYS_HERE 9/13/2010 12:16PM

    My friend gave me this book but I haven't had time to read it yet. Now that summer is over and I am only working one job I will have a little more time to open it up. I have heard that it's a great book. I will add you as a friend and we can discuss the book as we read it.

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Back from Vacation...

Monday, September 06, 2010

I got back from vacation on Saturday, after being away at the New Jersey Shore for the week with hubby and a girlfrend. Today is the 1st day I had the courage to get on the scale..I gained 5 pounds. I initially was crushed, and told my girlfriend who was on vacation with us. She reminded me of the drinks I had @ dinner, snacks @ the beach...and it clicked..that rather than roll the dice every week with the scale, we truly are a reflection of our own actions.
I need to get back to the basics, which unfortunately I have not been doing...Spark people works great, when you actively participate..log food..get fitness points. I have been consistenly logging in ...but not really following through with tracking food or exercising.
To some, they may think it's silly to need to many crutches to get you through..but honestly, if I could do it on my own then I wouldn't be here right?
So I am back...I logged breakfast ...and calculated lunch since hubby and I are taking a picnic out on our boat..
I know I can do this...
Thanks for listening my sparked friends... emoticon

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NANCY1BE 9/6/2010 9:50AM

    I think after gaining that much weight it dawned on my finally this is a way of life. I'm sure I'll still go over calories on vacation etc..but I can't think of it as a week of being “off”. My husband is doing atkins and didn't cheat @ all. I am so proud of him and how disciplined he was. He started it for his diabetes and is looking @ it as life or death. I think I need to start taking this journey more serious.

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YELLOWDAHLIA 9/6/2010 9:43AM

    Vacations are sooo hard when it comes to eating! There's always so many temptations.
I leave on Thursday for my vacation and I'm going to try my best. That's all that I can do. Hopefully I'll find some balance.
The last 3 years I've put on 7-9 lbs during vacation, it sucks having to RE-lose!


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