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Taking my life back from my stomach!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

After being almost three weeks overdue i was getting excited and ready to 'wee on a stick', i had even told myself that i would tell my sister what i was suspecting (dh already knew) when that time of month arrived. Disappointed, i've been working my tail off but not being as careful about what i was putting in my mouth... and it showed when i hopped on the scales today. While i know that water weight is typical while going through this, i let the numbers on the scale mess up my day today, and ate pity chocolate (somehow carrots just don't do the trick). Here's the deal, i am not going to let my appetite win this battle... this morning wasn't the best foodwise - and has anyone else noticed that it's hard to exercise when they are wallowing in 'Poor Me' land? Enough, i am not taking residence there... i refuse to change my address! i live in Sparkland where people are losing weight and taking their lives back, and i am going to be one of them!!!

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JOYCEATH50 10/3/2011 11:00AM

    When you fall down, just get back up! Keep on getting up. You will never be beaten if you do that. We all fall down many times, its the getting up that counts...not the falling down!
You CAN do it! And that is with regards to everything in your life! You CAN do it! Love Joyce emoticon

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    Relax, Let GO and Let GOD!

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MSKELLEY 1/8/2009 12:58PM

    Okay, okay... so first of all... YOU DIDN'T TELL ME YOU ARE TRYING TO HAVE A BABY!!!!! YOU know all about Mr. Hunk... but I'm in the dark here???? WOW... I'm so excited and I've never met you! HA!!!!!! So... overdue but got the TOM at last... I am sure that is disappointing... but as I tell my son... PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!! That's the FUN PART!!! You know when you are stressed or really busy, TOM comes late normally.... so try to relax a bit more... It will happen and when it does... it will be JUST RIGHT!

I'm excited for you!

I don't envy you the morning sickness, carrying, labor or getting up in the middle of the night once the baby is here... but I'm excited for you!!!

Hugs and NO STRESS... Plus you know... a bit of chocolate is good for you.... AND makes you amorous!! emoticon

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KATRINA581 1/7/2009 6:59PM

    Good for you-that's the spirit! This would be a good time to walk, weather permitting or getting on the treadmill with some sounds. Nature really clears my mind and so does music. When it's more serious, I speak to my higher power, to clear my head and give me direction! Now I'm talkin'. You have to find what is good for you and there will always be set backs. I was really hungry today, so I've been talking a lot to myself......my compromise was a tangerine, glass of cranberry juice, small packet of Sunkist fruit chews and them a 1 oz string cheese.....check my food tracking....that did the trick, it could have been much worse. Time, knowledge, exercise, tracking help you to make better choices when you are weak, and just plain hungry! Best wishes on all that you have planned in the future.


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SIMONSWALKER 1/7/2009 4:36PM

    Chickipoo - where are you. Here grab my hand and get out of Poor Me Land. (I'm starting to type in rhymes). Sorry to hear you got TOM, but again, all in His plan, on His timeline. That will give you a little more time to get the temple ready girl! You want to be at your best when all of that good stuff happens.

Let's face it, who can avoid chocolate (pity or otherwise) when they are suffering with hormones and water weight gain and ugh, just dealing with it. Follow up the pity chocolate with a little "move"ment while you're changing residence from that ghetto. Get behind her Satan is what I say, so it doesn't continue.

Sometimes I wish we could pick up the phone and just say help - talk me out of this, but I don't know that I really would. I think that's the advantage of the blogging. When I write, I'm writing to get it out of me and not really thinking about who might be reading. Then the words settle and mix up and I read my confessions(?). And THEN, one of my sparkbuds comes along and writes the nicest things and I know I'm not alone. It then makes me conscious of my actions and sometimes I feel like I'm taking back control.

Get control girl - it's only one day and you are a WINNER! You've taken one step, now time to take the other. Put that scale away for a week (says the scalaholic) and take back your life!

See you on the threads girl.

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Doing a Boot Camp, Spark Style!!!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Well, today was the first day of Sparks Boot Camp... and i was excited and a little worried but now having completed the first video, i am TOTALLY stoked! What a way to bring in the New Year! A team of us is also doing the Discovery National Body Challenge, and each of the teammates are just the coolest people on the planet (if you are reading this and haven't joined yet, check us out, i promise you'll love everyone on the team) - so i know the next eight weeks are going to be wonderful! i am so enjoying 2009!

i need to get my measurements recorded in here and as soon as i get my hubby to take a picture of me then i will have everything ready to record the 'before picture' so that i can see 8 weeks from now how all the hard work has paid off! Thank you so much Sparkpeople for being such an amazing website!

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    Together we can do it!

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ADELLEL 1/5/2009 8:01AM

    That definitely was a great video... and today I am off to buy my exercise ball to do the next workout.

GO GIANTS! emoticon


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LIFES*2*SHORT 1/4/2009 9:46PM

  I LOVE Spark boot camp! I did it too... and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Let's DO THIS!!


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My little brother the Miracle!

Friday, October 24, 2008

My little brother's wedding is tomorrow! Wearing heels and a bridesmaid's dress isn't my idea of having a good time but i am soo excited that he is marrying Tasha - they are perfect for each other!

Timmy was born premature and immediately lifelined to Johns Hopkins where they told us he would be blind (because of his time in the incubator) by first grade and definitely retarded because of how early he was born. A lot of prayers and love later i am happy to report that he is healthy and an amazing little brother (not that i am biased or anything - i love each of my 4 brothers and sister). Not only did God spare him both of the diagnoses the doctors had decided he was going to be faced with in the future, but he is an avid mountain biker, hiker and a brilliant graphics designer - his imagination is unreal!!

On a side note, the bridemaid dress i spoke of earlier... well, when i was fitted for it this spring they didn't have one big enough for me to fit into (this was before i knew about Sparks). Freaked out, i planned on dieting (but had no idea how), buying a girdle and paying a lot of money to have the dress altered. Thanks to Sparks, when the dress arrived a month ago and i went for alterations it fit well (i didn't even have to buy the Spanx), the only thing i had to do was pay to have the straps raised. At final fitting the dress was too loose!!! Thankfully there is a strap at the waist that is supposed to be tied that i can show my 'new' waist off with - i actually have a bit of a waist now!!! i will be adding pictures of Billie and myself in this dress as soon as i can.

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LUCKY8GAL 10/30/2008 12:22PM

    How awesome for you! I bet your gonna look hot in the dress! Injoy the wedding and post some photo's! emoticon

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    First, i am soo happy for your family that your brother turned out to be healthy, and that he is getting married! My brother is getting married in Feb. and i am still nervous about the dress......
I am soo happy for you that your dress fits and that you can show off your new waist! I hope you have fun at the wedding!! emoticon

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    How very cool, have a blast and bask in the moment! Enjoy the wedding!

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LIFES*2*SHORT 10/24/2008 3:57PM

  I absolutely LOVE miracle stories!!! We have one of our own. I am proud of you that you will fit into the dress. Be sure to post pictures... can't wait to see them!


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MARTY19 10/24/2008 11:59AM

    emoticon You must be on cloud nine with that dress. I know I would be. Enjoy the wedding and the gift of your wonderful brother.

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CASHLESSNCR 10/24/2008 9:51AM

    How exciting! And congratulations to you too! I'll look forward to seeing you in your dress!

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See ya 250, don't want to be ya... anymore!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Okay, so i'm only 6oz under 250... but its the first time in a long time that my scales has gone this 'low'! Sparks is saving my life... and giving me more energy! If someone would have told me that i could shed weight without having to eat a weird diet (like only grapefruit or all purple foods or, well you get the idea) or pop a pill (which just made my bank account skinny) i would have thought they were 'smoking' or selling something. But here it is a month and a half later and i am actually lighter and *gasp* liking exercise and myself! While i'm still trying to avoid mirrors and photographs (boy do i sound like a vampire); i am so much happier with the way i'm feeling and my clothes are fitting.

Before i started Sparks i purchased some styling scrubs that had been really reduced. Because they were my size i excitedly purchased them... when i got home and tried them on, i realized why they were so discounted they were so tight in the hips that my thighs resembled sausage stuffed into their casings. This weekend curiosity and a lack of clean uniforms brought me back to those pants and this time they fit well!!!

Sparks has my undying gratitude, their program is fail proof and the point system and challenges like NFC vs. AFC (Women who love football - and woo hoo the NFC won this week), Biggest Loser #6 (30 somethings with a 100+ pounds to lose - Go Gold Gladiators) and the Halloween Challenge(Hotties in Training) keep me pushing to go the extra mile to get that extra ounce off. Thank you everyone for the new me, you've changed my life!

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JUST_IMAGINE 10/18/2008 2:29PM

    Great job!! How rewarding to actually see and feel the difference! emoticon

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JOYNHRT 10/3/2008 10:55PM

    Congrats on your weight loss!! You are doing great. Keep striving for your ultimate goal.

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COWARDLYLION59 10/2/2008 11:58AM

    You can do it girl! you are off to a great start here and we will
be behind all the way. Come by anytime you want to chat. emoticon

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    Way to Go!! You must have felt great when your uniform pants fit, i can't wait to have that kind of experience!! Congrats on all your hard work! emoticon

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SUKIEBABY 10/2/2008 8:51AM

    Way to go. Sparkpeople has been a very big part of my life and I wouldn't trade it in.


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    Congratulations on your progress!
Passing those milestones feel great don't they?
Keep up the Good work!!!

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    emoticonYou Rock!

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TRACY368 9/29/2008 2:15PM

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Feels good doesn't it? Keep up the great work!

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MADIMOMMY 9/29/2008 2:02PM

    you go girl! I think your wedding was absolutely adorable by the way (GO REDSKINS!!!!!)
Keep it up!!!

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MKLOMBARD333 9/29/2008 12:52PM

    Way to go! Congrats!!!


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My thought process when i first joined

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

HELP Don't want 2 have 2 sew my mouth shut (I'd just figure out a way to stuff it in my nose anyway)

I just got married in February and when i looked at our honeymoon pictures i almost got sick... i hate all of the pictures, i look so much smaller in my mind! I am cutting out the crap and starting to make myself fit my self image!

As an aside, i recently went to a store and purchased some jeans, they fit great! i was so excited until i read the brand name - "Duplex jeans". I think their motto should be Duplex Jeans, for when you are as big as a house.

That is how i was thinking when i first joined Sparks, in fact i am embarrassed to say that was my introduction... that's how negative i felt! It's amazing what one week with Sparks has changed my opinion of myself and getting my life back on track - thanks SPARKS! Since being with Sparks it is amazing just how far my thought process about self image and getting healthy and yes exercising has changed... i can't wait to see what the scales says next week!

Winnie (my dog) is an excellent companion when i decide to take a walk... she likes to sniff around alot when we are going up hill (which is good because then i can catch my breath) but she's good at keeping a fast pace on the flat areas. Even though i am hating getting on the orbitrek downstairs when it would be so much more comfortable sitting on the couch, i do like the feeling once i finish and my legs feel like they each weigh a million pounds because it means that i am one step closer to getting healthy!

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STARPEACE 9/22/2008 4:26PM

    I feel you, yes the jeans!!! I was in my sister's wedding. When i looked at it i couldn't believe how big i got. Those days will be gone now. You can do it. Once to start, and with all the support from SP, friends, information How can you do nothing else but to reach your goal. emoticon

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    You are doing great! emoticon

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