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What a wonderful surprise!

Monday, March 17, 2008

I received an email today from SparkPeople that I received enough votes to become a "SparkPeople Motivator." I was so surprised! I know that without the support of my friends here at SparkPeople there is no way I could have moved so far toward my goals. Thank you, I really appreciate the support I have received.

I also failed to note that I passed a medium goal this past Thursday. I passed it by 2 pounds! I remember when I added that goal I really wasn't even sure I would be around long enough to get close. SparkPeople and the members have really captivated me by showing me that it is possible to reach our goals.

Click on this link. You will see an adorable little girl singing Amazing Grace. It is precious!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS93Q4jQAO0&feature=related

  
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CAROLYN90 3/27/2008 7:21PM

    You go girl! Congrats on both accounts. Sounds like you have been doing very well with your weight loss goals! Good for you. That gives me lots of encouragement, thanks. Maybe, just maybe that means I can be successful too. Thanks for stopping by my SparksPage to say hello and I am returning the favor.
My youngest Nephew, Micah, married a girl, Colson, from Atlanta, GA last summer and our whole family showed up for the wedding and had a wonderful time. They met in college in Nashville, TN (where he lives) and now they both live there. There house is being rebuilt right now because last Thanksgiving they were in Atlanta visiting her parents when their house was destroyed by fire. Thank heavens, they were insured. I love Atlanta actually. It seems much like Dallas, TX to me. I have been there several times over the years both by air (business) and by car (personal) reasons. Congrats again on becoming a SparkPeople Motivator. That's a nice accomplishment.
Carolyn90 from Texas

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ZENKITTY54 3/19/2008 1:11AM

    ...and you deserve it!!! Congrats on your goal! Isn't funny how you get so into the Sparkmind that you forget that it's all about losing weight! I am surprised each time I get on the scale and weigh a pound less. I'm just here for the tracker and the people...lol. :D

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DOITFORME4 3/18/2008 2:08AM

    Great that you passed your goal. As for being recognised as a motivator - you are.

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SIEGRID 3/17/2008 8:34PM

    How wonderful that you passed your goal. I am so happy for you. I can do alittle happy dance for you now.

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Elliptical Trainer

Saturday, March 08, 2008

CAROLYNPC told me about www.freecycle.org (they are in all states, most towns, even other countries) and I love it. I signed up for it the other day ...had to enter my city and state to find the one closest to me. It is a "recycle site" where you can post things that are in good condition that you want to give away..not sell or you can post a request for something you need. I receive emails when someone posts to the site in my town. Friday night someone put an elliptical trainer and a ab lounger on there. I replied that I was interested. I received their response today, that I was the first reply they received so I could go get them. So I now have exercise equipment for FREE! They are both in really good shape...I am so pleased.

I was so happy that I could now exercise inside when we had bad weather. I told my husband that I was going to try the trainer for about 10 minutes to see how I did on it. I thought I was now somewhat in shape by all the walking I have been doing for the past 2 months. Man was I wrong. I lasted 3 minutes on the trainer. I was out of breath, my heart was pounding, and my legs were weak. I guess I am not in that good of shape yet. I will have to work on this in short periods until I can build up my endurance. I think I read that we can do several short periods of exercise during the day instead of the one long time period. It is going to take me some time to get use to this thing.




http://www.freecycle.org

  
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BECBEC202 3/22/2008 2:58PM

    That elliptical thing can be a killer. They have a "fitness" room at my office (treadmill and elliptical) I thought I would die on my first try at the Elliptical, and it was only 35 seconds. I found it was a great way to "test" how things were going on the treadmill. Imagine my surprise a few weeks later, when at a very gentle pace, I went for 6 minutes.

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ZENKITTY54 3/9/2008 11:22PM

    Look away from the clock!!!!!! Look AWAYYYY! ....lol. I've found it's better to not watch how long I've been slogging away at it. :D

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ZENKITTY54 3/9/2008 1:04AM

    Ahhhh yessss....read my blog entry called 'When did this happen?'..lol. It's the one where I wonder when 10 minutes got longer!!! I try to do at least 10 each day but lately I've been trying to run faster thant the cold that's been chasing me...I lost :(. I'm so glad you found those items!! I love having my Elliptical right in the apartment so I can exercise no matter how bad a hair day I'm having! :D

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SIEGRID 3/8/2008 6:32PM

    Wow, that's really fantastic finding those for free!!
I can't stay on my excercycle for more than 5 minutes at a time for now so I try to get on more often during the day. The same with the rowing. Just keep it up and it will get easier. I wish there was something like that up here.

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JMMCOLORADO 3/8/2008 6:10PM

    Good for you. The more you do, the easier it will become. Just hang in there. It will make all the difference in the world. Congratulations on making such a great find.

Jackie

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Thursday, March 6th was my weigh in day

Friday, March 07, 2008

Yesterday was my weigh in day : I am down 3 pounds, ¼ inch each on neck, waist, hips, and both thighs! I was worried about this weigh in because I was not able to walk 2 times everyday. I had days that I could only walk once and then Sunday when I did not walk at all. That is a total of 19 pounds since I joined January 4th.

Thank you to all my Friends for all the encouragement!

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Visit the link to read "If I Had My Life To Live Over" by Erma Bombeck
http://www.kalimunro.com/If_I_Had_My_Life_To_Live_Over.html

  
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DOITFORME4 3/8/2008 12:22AM

    You are an inspiration with your perseverence and honesty, never mind the humour.

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STARRTWINKLES 3/7/2008 9:33AM

    Wow congradulations on all that weight loss. You have done extremely well. Good for you You go girl you can reach your weight goal in notime at all. Stop by my blog and let me know how you are doing. God Bless Starr

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Thursday, February 28th...Weigh Day

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I am down 1 pound from last Thursday. This poem that was shared by DOITFORME keeps reminding me to be grateful for losing 1 pound of fat:

One Pound of Fat

Hello! Do you know me? If you don't, you should. I am ONE POUND OF FAT, and I am the happiest pound of FAT that you would ever want to meet! Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me! After all, I am only ONE POUND OF FAT. Just ONE POUND. Everyone wants to lose 3 or 5 or 15 pounds, but never ONLY one. So, I just stick around and happily keep you. Then I am free to add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice... That is, until I have grown to 10, 20 or even 30 pounds in weight... YES... it is fun being ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT... left to do just as I please.
So, when you weigh in, go ahead... just keep on saying, "Oh I only lost one pound." (As if that is so terrible.) For you see, if you do this, you will encourage others to hang around me because they will think that I am not worth losing. And I LOVE being around you... your arms, your legs, your chin, your hips, and every other part of you. HAPPY DAYS! After all, I am ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT!!!
---author unknown

  
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ZENKITTY54 2/28/2008 11:25PM

    I agree.....every pound is a victory!!!! :D

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SIEGRID 2/28/2008 8:51PM

    If you take a look at one pound of butter, it's not so small is it. And you lost that pound, which is fantastic.
I love the poem from DOITFORME.

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This was NOT written by me, but by YANKEEMOM

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I just wanted to save this somewhere that I could see it whenever I felt ready to give up. It is so inspiring!

Week of 02/28/2008

SUBJECT: Getting to *that* point
POSTER: YANKEEM0M

You know the point. Where you're tired of measuring food, tracking intake, working out, the whole sha-bang. You remember how much easier it was to just go to the kitchen and get something to eat and not think about it. Or go through the entire day and not have to remember to drink water or exercise your body. Bored with figuring out what to eat. Hungry, but tired of deciding if something is "worth" the calories/fat/extra working out, etc.

This is the point where I always gave up before. Not this time. I'm reminding myself that sure, I have to measure and track food, choose the healthy over the unhealthy, and move my body. Sure, I may not like it all the time, I may get bored and frustrated. I may not want to do it anymore. But this is a lifestyle change. This is something that will become just as ingrained as waking up with the alarm. I don't like it, but I do it every day. Or going to bed on time so I don't fling the alarm clock across the room when it goes off. I may get bored with my house, my pets, my spouse, even my kids sometimes. But I don't give up on them. Why should I give up on me?

Anyone else get this way? What do you do to pull yourself out of it?

  
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NELSON071 2/29/2008 2:06PM

    I know you did not write it. But I feel just like YankeeMom. However thanks to you and my other friends. I just give up now......Keep the faith!!!!!!!!

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