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Today Makes 7 Months

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I have been on Spark & months today. Just got my 25 points for being here that long. That is so cool. I had a hard time sleeping with my leg but I made do with shorts and hanging out of the blankets. emoticon. It is sore for sure. I had tons of energy this morning do not know why. I did 6 miles today did both the treadmill and the Leslie Sansone DVD. Plus it was weight day too so I did them and also 280 crunches. So I feel good about today for sure,

I hope this stays cause I really like it. Talked to my Mom today she cannot wait till i come home. Also talked to my sister on Skype and she told me my face looks a lot thinner. That was nice to hear. So it has been a positive day for me.

Want to wish you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day. I am Irish my Mom was a Kelly. I have my green on . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon We have a green world too. emoticon

  
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ONCEMOREAGAIN 3/18/2010 10:19AM

    Congratulations on 7 months!!!! emoticon I pray that your leg will be better soon, but glad to see that it is not keeping you down!

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LADYBLUE340 3/18/2010 4:11AM

    Wow! You did that with a sore leg you are inspirational! emoticon emoticon

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/17/2010 11:24PM

    Sounds like you are doing a great job!

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DARINGR8LY 3/17/2010 10:24PM

    Great job! It is exciting to see changes.

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NJMATTICE 3/17/2010 10:11PM

    Congratulations on your 7 month Sparkiversary. Keep up the good work.
-nj

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BAMAMAMA130 3/17/2010 9:06PM

    Congrats on 7 months and good job on walking and crunches.

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FRAN0426 3/17/2010 8:15PM

    Wow! You got a lot of exercise in with that sore leg, please just don't overdue. Sounds like you had a very positive day, how great is that! My DH mother was also a Kelly, and she grew up in Maine then moved to Mn.

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WHOOPS I Did It Again

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I sometimes feel like I am being attacked as to not get to my goal. Today I feel on the treadmill, I seemed to increase the speed too fast went to 9 miles an hour too fast. I tried to lower speed and then I tried by pulling the rip cord, but the blet did not stop immediately. So I fell my left leg went off but my right leg did not. I burned my knee and my shin. One part went reallyu deep so it is very red. I was so upset with myself. So I just put A & D ointment on it and just back on the treadmill, just like getting back on a bike. I was not going to let it stop me for sure. SO I did 65 min and 4 miles today. Have to wear shorts all day to keep air on it. Looks worse than it is for sure, as long as I do not touch it.

You can get very discouraged when things happen like this, but I am more determined than ever to not let things like this stop me from my goal.

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IASTARGAL 3/17/2010 1:14PM

    May your leg get better really fast. It took guts to get back on that treadmill instead of whining and not finishing.
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SHELLMUNDY 3/17/2010 9:09AM

    Aww man, that hurts me just reading it. Sorry bout the injury. Maybe you need to name your treadmill something like Myrtly's. Hers is Lucritia McEvil. Maybe you should name yours something like Bubba...short for Beelzebub.
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I am so encouraged by your enthusiasm. It shows how strong you are becoming!
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XOXOBUNNII 3/16/2010 10:58PM

    I hope you are okay!!! Good job on getting yourself back up and continuing!!!

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JGOLFER 3/16/2010 8:33PM

    Hang in there!
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NJMATTICE 3/16/2010 7:42PM

    hate when that happens. Heal quickly!
-nj

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DESERTDREAMERS 3/16/2010 6:11PM

    Owie - I was chugging along on the treadmill one day, vigorously pumping my arms, and caught the kill cord. Whap! Didn't hit hard, but it jolted me out of my zen state. Hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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MLG511 3/16/2010 4:30PM

    Hope you are doing ok. You need to get back on the horse as they say!

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NANC304 3/16/2010 4:08PM

    Ouch! I'm glad you were able to get back on and put this behind you. You show that treadmill who's boss!

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TWINKIE14 3/16/2010 4:02PM

    hope your leg is feeling better, and well done getting right back on the emoticon not sure that I would have. emoticon emoticon

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I Have a small Goal

Monday, March 15, 2010

I just realized of one goal I am aiming to get to. Do you know how when you go to the doctors office you have to be weighed. My doctor has one of those sliding weights. I remember when I had to see my doctor and the scale weight had to be put on the 200 mark and then balance the weight. So now I want to try to get that scale put on the 100. Which means I have to weight under 150. There is a 150 mark too. Right now the DR will have to put that slide on 150. So that is my goal to get that slide to 100. Once I get below the 150 mark they will not move that heavy weight again. This would be so cool. At this point I have it to 150 plus balance to 158. I have to try my best to lose 9 pounds. I have a doctors appointment scheduled for the middle of April so this goal will be close to get to. This is what I want to achieve next for me.

I tried something different this morning also. I did my workout before my breakfast. I did 4 miles on treadmill and about 45 min of weights and exercised with crunches. Then I ate. It worked out better for me. Plus I know now I have it all done for the day. If by chance I can get a car later I will swim too. But I never know when I can do this so I went the more positive route today. I have 15 full days left here. I am putting a little more effort on my exercises and I even increased my weight from 5 to 8 pounds. Moving on up to get to that goal. I feel great today, just headache from sinus problem still going on. I have a great day here. emoticon emoticon

  
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SHELLMUNDY 3/16/2010 8:27AM

    That is a great goal! I love that. I always hold my breath and hope they don't have to move the big slide above the 150 mark. I'm almost there.
I know you can do it too! Keep up the good work!
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TEACHING1ST 3/15/2010 7:51PM

    Posey, I'm so proud of you and happy FOR you! I remember how awful it was when that slider went to the 150 mark...I hadn't been over 150 since I was pregnant! I will be below it with you one of these days. You will surprise your doctor in April and thrill your family when you go back home!

Mary

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BABY_GIRL69 3/15/2010 4:46PM

    I know exactly what you mean! I dress so I can take my shoes & coat off then be weighed. That thing can give you so much grief but I decided not to allow it to. So good goal to have.

God bless & Happy Monday!

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SHYTOWN7 3/15/2010 3:19PM

  Hey Posey!!!! You are already at the goal weight I have. I would love to be at 150-160. You are doing great, and great job on mixing up the workout. I have read and been told that it's always a good idea to eat within 60-90 mins after a workout. The quiz on here indicates that the energy that is used for our workouts is from stored fat instead of the food we eat for immediate energy to workout. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm proud of you for all your weight loss! Super job! emoticon emoticon

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SHYTOWN7 3/15/2010 3:19PM

  Hey Posey!!!! You are already at the goal weight I have. I would love to be at 150-160. You are doing great, and great job on mixing up the workout. I have read and been told that it's always a good idea to eat within 60-90 mins after a workout. The quiz on here indicates that the energy that is used for our workouts is from stored fat instead of the food we eat for immediate energy to workout. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm proud of you for all your weight loss! Super job! emoticon emoticon

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NOAHSFITMAMA 3/15/2010 3:17PM

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TREATL 3/15/2010 3:04PM

    Your blog is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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Excited And Bummed All At Once

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I bet most of us have dysfunctional families. There is always the one who goes the wrong way it seems. I even have one son that has done some bad things I am not proud of. It is hard when your adult children do not make adult decisions. Strange how one child is one way and the other way the other way.

Guess what I lost 1.4 pounds this week. Can you believe how good the scale has been to me, so I am really siked I now weight 159, I am in the fifties again, age and weight emoticon I just am so happy I wanted to go home and be in the fifties and I made it, This has really made my millennium.

I pray I keep going down. So I am a very stubborn person, I have been ill for the past week, and yesterday was nice and sunny so I decided to go for a walk. I have this personal problem do not tell, it is one reason I do not walk outside, my system is very weak, I was diagnosed with IBS when I got divorced. Anyway, it makes my life interesting. So I just went out to walk, had to cut through paths and run back home in 30 min. Was I upset with myself. But I kicked it off and turned and went right back out again for another 35 min, I walked at a good pace. I was soaked when I got back the first time, went back out wet. Well the story now is I feel worse today with this cold. I just cannot shake it. Do not know if the wind outside on the walk, or the sweat, or whatever, just did not help the cold. I was hoping I would sweat it out. The older I get the longer it seems to get over these colds. I hate it, have to sleep sitting up to help the draining. I am a mess. I just hate how it seems to be such a challenge to get my body to respond normally. This is what I deal with people, I am sharing a lot this morning must be really Ill. My life is not easy but I am a survivor and I will conquer this challenge.

OH and the spark points doe my emails still does not work, only one not working. Can you believe my luck? I got the lost weight to focus on. I want to work out today so bad, have yet to see if my body will be able to??? Like I said I am stubborn. I have not been swimming all week just doing the treadmill, once outside and Leslie Sansone. SO I missed two days this week because of this cold and I still lost. I guess the Lord is taking care of me through all of thses trials. It is good if you need someone on your side the Lord is who you want this is for sure. I am babbling. Thank you friends for all you do, it is so good to have peole to share my life with, it means more than I can put on this blog that is for sure. God Bless you all for watching over little me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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SLIMMERPEGGY 3/15/2010 9:37AM

    Congratulations on your 159! I only wish I could say the same...but hopefully in a few months I will. Sorry to hear you are ill. I agree, I never got sick every...until after I turned 55. I still can kick things quicker than most, but where it used to be 24 to 48 now it is more like 48 - 72. Which for me seems crazy. I don't take vitamins and I probably should, but I just don't remember to take them. I could never do any of the weight loss pills that had to be taken prior to meals or 3 times a day, for the same reason. Anyway, I had an okay weekend for my first SP weekend. I was very busy and got lots of exercise, so hopeful for a little loss this Friday. Get well soon and God Bless! Peggy

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JAZZIELORI 3/15/2010 8:02AM

    Sparkmails are giving everyone a problem...Coach Jen said it was something to do with their server..maybe I'll do an announcement so everyone will know..You are a trouper! I wonder if you take any vitamins daily? I only ask because I take them and my boys will come down with something and thank God I have not...I have been trying to get my oldest (20yr) to get with the Vitamin program but like you have children that make different choices than we would like..he is resistant..only to complain once again he is sick..Motherhood...Congrats on the weight loss! Don't push too much when feeling ill..Especially if your illnesses have been lingering longer than usual..I am not a doc..but I hope if it gets worse you will give him/her a call..
Lori

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ONCEMOREAGAIN 3/14/2010 4:27PM

    I too am not getting spark e-mails...maybe it's not US..maybe it is SP!!
Congrats on the 1.4 pound loss...that is very good..considering that you have not been well and not exercising like before....
Just keep going, but try not to get over exerted or sick!! Get well soon.

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IM_GETTIN_THIN 3/14/2010 3:20PM

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SHERRY666 3/14/2010 3:16PM

    emoticonRosemary.......... You should be very proud of yourself..... 1.4 pounds is awesome to lose....... Just keep hanging in there..... the cold will be gone soon...... then you can concentrate on your swimming and walking more... emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 3/14/2010 3:14PM

    First, I think all families are dysfunctional in some way - at least I like to think so, because it means mine was "normal" in that way!

Sorry you're sick - but congrats for getting in what exercise you did. Sometime squeezing in a few minutes on the treadmill or just marching in place is all we can do, and that's so much more than nothing.

A lot of folks (me included) have been complaining about the lack of SP Emails. I switched from my Yahoo to another Email account - started getting them, and don't have any today. Grr!
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Time To Vent Again

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Well tonight I want to blow off steam with my emails hooked up to spark. Now I have been doing Spark almost 7 months so I do know my way around the site, So for some reason none of my emails will register on the spark count. Granted it is only 4 points, for I did not get all of my regular spark emails today. I tried 3 times to get these points. Everytime it goes back to spark it says I already go the credit for that email, yet I did not get any, there is a 0 there. So this bugs me that something is wrong here. I am hoping it will not do the same thing tomorrow. I always check thinking I have made some error but I do not see it. So I sent an email to customer service too. I am one of those picky people that gets a bug when something does not work. I know it is no big thing it is just that it is not working.

So this is my venting session for today. I went for a walk today outside to enjoy the weather. It was not as warm as I hoped and the wind was strong also, but I still walked for a good hour. i was wet with sweat when I finished. I was in some doubt with the walk, I have been so use to the treadmill, I know how far, how long and how many calories with it, with my walk it is guess for me. So I felt because of the sweat I must have done a good enough walk. I also did my weights when I got home.

Talked to my Mom and friends at home today. Pat my high school friend offered to start my car and see what shape it is in. It had been sitting in the snow all winter. Getting anxious less than 3 weeks and counting till I am homeward bound. I shared with Pat I weigh 160 pounds she said she is so proud of me. Pat was one of my friends who convinced me I needed to lose weight. I gave her the praise for getting me started last June. She said she cannot wait to see me when I get home. I have all this waiting for me when I go home the end of this month.

  
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GOING2LSEITNOW 3/14/2010 9:15AM

    There are several topics on the email subject in the site/technical forum. Sparkpeople has been having trouble with sending out emails from the days before , that is why it is showing up as having already awarded points.As for the walking, I am just tracking my steps now instead of minutes. It seems less stressful to know that I can do this many steps in a day instead of this many minutes.

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ASHLETINS 3/13/2010 11:33PM

    I also haven't been getting my points for emails, or joining the survery team and a couple of other things as well so I know how you feel. It bugged me at first too until one day I planned my fitness in advance for the week and then on one of the days I had to take off my fitness minutes because I got sick and didn't work out and it still gave me the 24 points so I figure it balances out somehow =)

Clocking the miles with your car is a good idea, I do that too. But it sounds like your car is not in use right now? I walk at normal pace (not in a hurry but not doddling either) and it's about an 18 minute mile so maybe you can gage how far you walk by that. If you walk at a pretty regular pace, you'd probably walk about 3.3 miles in one hour. Just plug that into your mileage tracker on the fitness page and it will calculate the calories for you based on your weight! That's a great walk and much better for your mind than walking on a tredmil. Keep it up!

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DARINGR8LY 3/13/2010 11:06PM

    Thanks for sharing. I've been clueless about what's happening with my emails.

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TANZAR2002 3/13/2010 10:49PM

    Wow, slow down a bit you have my mind racing, I know I am addicted to get my spark points, I signed up for the survey and didn't get my 25 points, but let the stress go, look at the point you got for your exercise today, noe that the way to rack up some points, and I bet you felt good afterwards. When I walk my neighborhood I clock the miles in the car so I know how much I walked, and divide the time and it gets pretty close. I am so excited for you going home and showing off the new and improved version of you. Take care keep up the good work, and glad you vented. emoticon emoticon

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