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31 pounds/July 31

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It took me long enough but the sense of accomplishment is still such a rush!

Since today is the 31st of July, I thought it might be significant to post the pic of my "31" pounds lost photo.

My daughter took this pic with her phone so it's not the best and I had wanted to get it at 30# exactly, so that's why I'm holding that extra "1" pound in my hand.

Now, whenever I moan to myself about how far I still have to go, I'll look and this and realize how far I've come!

Thank you to all my great Spark friends who have been with me and continue to travel this journey. Together we can accomplish ANYTHING!!!!!

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QUEENDEBRINA 8/1/2012 12:48PM

    Thank you friends for all your encouragement - next photo up will be of 40#.....

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JACKIEANN1968 8/1/2012 12:34PM

    You're doing great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LDYSABELLA 8/1/2012 10:09AM

    I love the visual pound reference you use for your SparkPage.

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CINDYRINAL 7/31/2012 2:49PM

    It really is fun when a "special number" happens on "special day". I think it is a little magic that will encourage you to continue toward your goals.


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HEYITSLISA 7/31/2012 2:26PM

    emoticon Love it! emoticon

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MSGO72 7/31/2012 2:05PM

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Happy Hump Day

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My daughter and I got home from Colorado on Sunday (actually Monday morning). We had a great time (although not long enough). We covered over 1400 miles and walked mountain trails and Estes Park blocks.

I did indulge my sweet tooth with some home-made ice cream and crunched a few chips and salsa but I'm sure because of all the walking I managed to not gain anything - and that was my goal.

Now it's back to my "safe" routine.

Hope all my sparky friends had a wonderful week and survived this heat wave that seems to be plaguing most of the midwest!

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JACKIEANN1968 7/19/2012 1:08PM

    I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation and are back safe. Great job not gaining. You did awesome.

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HEYITSLISA 7/18/2012 2:03PM

    Sounds like an awesome trip! Way to go on not gaining weight! emoticon

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Just a note:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I feel like I've been out of the loop lately - we've been so busy at home that I sometimes don't even get to the computer to log my food over the weekend. And I know I will probably not have access to a computer while on my vacation - emoticon this will be my first true test.

Daughter #2 and I

are leaving tomorrow for a road trip to Colorado to see a dear friend of mine. We planned this little adventure to get away and I don't think we gave much thought to how many miles we're actually going to travel. Denver, CO is a long way from St Louis. If I am honest, I'm a little overwhelmed at the number of miles we'll be driving. emoticon

We do love to drive and with her, there's never a shortage of things to discuss. And though the destination is important, the focus of the trip will be the time she and I get to spend together - alone - in a car - on an endless stretch of highway -

We'll be away from home for five days, five days where I'm on my own and have to make food choices from who knows where...but D2 is my biggest supporter. She and I have already planned our snacks and what we'll be putting in the cooler.

I know it will be a great adventure. I plan to take lots of photos and maybe find a good way to get that 30# photo I've been promising to put up on my page emoticon

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JACKIEANN1968 7/10/2012 4:59PM

    Stay safe and have a great time. You can do it.

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THOMS1 7/10/2012 3:08PM

    emoticonHave a wonderful trip! emoticon

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Meeting the Heat with a SMILE

Monday, July 02, 2012

I cannot remember the last time I was able to be outside (in the summer) without feeling like I was melting. Don't get me wrong - it's dangerously hot here in St Louis right now - but I can actually be outside without my heart pounding and rivers of sweat pouring down my face.

My daughters took me to the Verizon Amphitheater on Friday (outdoor venue) to see Lady Antebellum. This was my Mother's Day gift and at the time they bought the tickets, they had no idea that Mother Nature would be placing good ole St. Louis under a heat advisory. emoticon

The temperature was 102 at 7pm and let me tell you, it didn't cool off when the sun went down. We were sweating but it just made me feel so great about how far I've come....I was able to walk from the parking lot to our seats and actually sit in the seat comfortably.

We consumed a lot of water emoticon
(and OK - we did have a frozen lime margarita and a grape sno-cone) but it was a great time and I was able to enjoy the entire event.

I don't think I could have made it this far without the support of all my great Sparky friends. I am enjoying every step of this life changing journey. I'm just sorry I didn't get on the road sooner!

emoticon to all my SparkPeople friends!

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THOMS1 7/3/2012 9:38AM

    emoticonIt's great to go out into the heat and still be able to function. Glad you had a great time. emoticon

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HEYITSLISA 7/3/2012 7:35AM

    emoticon Glad you had fun!

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JACKIEANN1968 7/2/2012 4:44PM

    What an awesome gift. I'm glad you also enjoyed the margarita & snow-cone. An occasional treat is fun and necessary to make a lifetime change. This was definitely those non-scale victories. You're doing great. I'm proud of you. Hugs, Jackie

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Thankful Thursday

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I am thankful for this new-found sense of freedom I feel. It permeates my being. Allowing myself to know that anything is possible has opened up new doors for me.

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HONEYPOT319 6/22/2012 8:38AM

    I totally agree! Love the pic! :)

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JACKIEANN1968 6/21/2012 9:22PM

    It's a great feeling.

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JAKKDEVANS5 6/21/2012 2:07PM

  I love feeling that way!!

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