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My body, my choices

Sunday, August 05, 2012

I have been blessed to have a great family and great friends. How I choose to treat my self, my body and my desire to lose weight is my choice. I have decided that my choice for my body is to treat it like everyone treats me. I have decided that with a positive attitude and by setting attainable goals, that I can choose to be the best person I can be. I WILL meet my goals. I WILL track my foods. I WILL excercise and I WILL be happy. I am hoping for atleast a 1 lbs loss on the scale tomorrow, so that I will have met my first goal. Down 10% of my weight. Go me!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SAFETYSUE 8/7/2012 7:52AM

    You can do this Pat, you have some great support here and with your sister ladybugs! I saw you sparking in the game room in the wee hours like me....so had to drop in and say hi!!
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CHERIONE 8/5/2012 8:18PM

    Great attitude! emoticon

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PLUSSIZEWIFE 8/5/2012 6:12PM

    WHOA you're doing awesome!
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NESARIAN 8/5/2012 4:50PM

    Yes, you can. Yes, you will. Yes, you are!

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MAHGRET 8/5/2012 4:18PM

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DEEJON123 8/5/2012 2:06PM

    THAT'S THE SPIRIT emoticon

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223DAISY 8/5/2012 12:47PM

    You can and will do it!

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Smaller plate-

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Today I am having shells (pasta) for lunch. I carefully measured out 3/4 cup of pasta. I am making it with turkey sausage, peppers, onions and sauce. When everything is done, I'm going to put it on a salad plate. I'm sure this is going to look like a bigger serving than if I had it on a dinner plate..... I've got it on my plate now and the plate is full. Bon apetite!

  
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SAFETYSUE 8/7/2012 11:06PM

    Great plan, it will work! That is what helped me get on track!
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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/6/2012 1:01AM

    You're going GREAT, Pat!!
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ZELDA13 8/4/2012 11:05PM

    Sounds good. What a great idea to use a smaller plate!



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DEBBIELCG 8/4/2012 4:37PM

    great idea about the palte. thanks for sharing

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CHERIONE 8/4/2012 4:24PM

    Great idea! Kudos for measuring...pasta always looks like less than what it is!

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USMAWIFE 8/4/2012 4:11PM

    I eat all my meals off of salad size plates

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LOTUS737 8/4/2012 4:09PM

    i just ran across your post- your pasta sounds good! and the smaller plate thing works so well! now i'm hungry, lol. hope you enjoy it :)

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Three inches off my waist.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

When my daughter introduced me to Spark People in April, she measured my waist. It was a disgusting 48 inches. I kept forgetting to ask her where on my waist she took my measurement so that I could do a comparision. Well I asked her today and took a second measurement. Well the tape measure showed 45. That's a reduction of 3 full inches. I was so happy, so I took some other measurements so that I can follow the progress on other areas of my body. I feel so much better. Thank you SP and all of my supporters.

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Pat

  
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BUNNONE 8/2/2012 9:43PM

    Good job! emoticon

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CHERIONE 8/2/2012 8:36PM

    That is fabulous! emoticon

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LISAPENN47 8/2/2012 8:22PM

  emoticon That's GREAT!! You go Girl!!

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TEACHEROF4TH 8/2/2012 8:05PM

    Woohoo! That's a non-scale victory (NSV) for sure! Keep your great effort going!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/2/2012 6:59PM

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Bet that feels GREAT!!!
Tres kewl!!

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My first blog

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Hi, my name is Pat and this is my first blog. I have been on SP for almost 4 months and have lost 23 lbs. I have been diagnosed as being pre-diabetic and morbidly obese. I meet with my doc every three months to check my cholestrol, blood sugar and other things. I was taking 5 meds a day and am now down to 3. Everything was better on my last blood screening. I have had people that have commented on my weight loss. So what's my problem? Everytime I lose weight, I sabotage my efforts. I am very active on SP with more than 3,000 posts on the message boards and also several spark friends. So what can go wrong this time? I'm hoping that nothing will go wrong. So I am asking for help from spark people to stick with me on this journey. To quote the little engine that could, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. Go me!
Pat

  
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SAFETYSUE 8/7/2012 8:05AM

    Pat, I know you can! You have come to the right place so that is a greatt first step! You also have us Ladybug sisters of "54"'. So my friend, I know you can because you are not alone!!
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ZELDA13 8/3/2012 12:12AM

    Pat-
That's the great thing about SP. We are here to help ourselves, and also to help others. We all have something in common. Congrats on your weight loss. You can continue this. Look at the positive results so far. It can only get better. Before you know it, it wil be: I know I can, I know I can!

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DRCLANKY 8/2/2012 2:27PM

    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog and emoticon on your first blog post!!!!! I love having somewhere to document my successes and it can be pretty cathartic to think about things enough to write a post.

Can't wait to hear that you've lost that pound and have hit the 10% mark - what a milestone!!!

And as to your comment on mine; You're right. It might be time for new shorts. The "gangsta" look loses something with a granny pantie translation ;)

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BERKCHIK 8/2/2012 4:24AM

    Hey Pat, Congrats on your first blog post...and on TWENTY-THREE POUNDS SHED! When you feel the urge to give up, think about how far you have come...it's far, darlin' ---far indeed. I've been on here a similar amount of time and have lost a similar amount of weight. And even though I know that it's possible that I could sabotage at any point, for the first time I've allowed myself to believe I can do this...all the way. Something about spark people made this journey feel POSSIBLE. And here we both are SEVERAL MONTHS LATER STILL GOING STRONG...with DOZENS of pounds RELEASED...and dozens and dozens more to be released! What a blessing to have this journey. It's work but darn it if it isn't a gift in many ways. We share so much with others, we give and receive here, we learn how to be good to and take care of ourselves. We have purpose and goals. It's wonderful. Why would you ever want to give it up?

Congrats...lookin forward to seeing you here for the duration...you have a healthier life to claim. I want to see you get it ;) ;) ;)

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/1/2012 7:27PM

    emoticon 23 in 4! Not only is it great that you've finally posted your first blog, but also soooo fantastic that you'd tossed away 23 pounds!!!

The true measure of progress from my perspective is not those pounds. Ok, so that's the improvement that shows. But, what truly ABSOLUTELY, positively! makes me want to stand up and cheer for you is that you're decreasing the medications!!

As for the little engine, YOUR engine's theme is:
"I know I can, I know I can, I know I can.... just stand away from my track because I'm smokin' past all the points on the scale on my way to goal!"

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