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Today is my Anniversary!!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Today is my anniversary that I started working on me exactly one year ago!!! How does it feel? Good, better than good it feels great, because I look back and see exactly one year gone, 53 lbs gone, and a new me forming!!! I have probably added more years onto my life, I know I have been turning a few heads, but I want to give 'em whip lash!!! Okay I don't want to hurt 'em. Woo Hoo...........I am on my way!!!

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MRSCASH0618 7/16/2007 6:02PM

    Happy anniversay, sista girl. 53lbs gone? THAT's what I'm talking about! Do the dang thang! ~Cash

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LPRUE71 7/16/2007 5:31PM

    Happy Anniversary--you betta work it!!!

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FOXYLOSE30 7/16/2007 12:29PM

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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WORKIN4ME 7/15/2007 3:55PM

    Happy Anniversay Red!! You are doing a great job!!

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MSTEETEE 7/15/2007 12:18PM

    Happy Anniversary Red!

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PRAISEGODIMFIT 7/14/2007 11:51PM

Congratulatio\\ns. Guess what--5 days from now is my anniversary. Isn't that great? We started about the same time. I know how your feel. It is great. We are brand new people. Later girl==Slimsuccess.

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BIGSYD09 7/14/2007 10:16PM

    Happy Anniversary
-Sydney a.k.a. BIG SYD

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Checking In

Friday, July 13, 2007

This week was a crazy week, I didn't exercise because of my final for school, working and then motherhood duties. I don't feel bad that I didn't exercise, but I do know that in order for me to succeed on my journey I need to plan and do what I need to do. This week I do plan on getting back on schedule first thing in the morning. I have come to far to lose focus, but at the same time, I know that its important for me to plan me time, at least one hour a day just for me to do what is necessary to take care of me.

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 7/14/2007 7:15AM

    Wow Red we had the same kind of week. But I know we will get back to business now!!lol We have come to far to turn back.........together we can do this!!

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It Pays!!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

All of the exercise, the eating right, the journaling, the tabs on every morsel, the ventilation through threads, and the struggles pay off for awesome results. I see the pictures and read the blogs, and see the encouragement we give to each other and see how it pays off in the process. I look at the pictures of members getting stronger as we build ourselves back to where we are supposed to be. Improving ourselves to be around longer to enjoy life better and live it to the fullest. I must say the payment is not monetarily, however just the confidence alone is enough of a payment. Being able to get up and down with ease, is payment for me. What is your payment???

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FOXYLOSE30 7/16/2007 12:40PM

    My payment is being energetic, feeling sexy, love the ay how I look and feel in clothing and loving ME.

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M3NOMOFAT 7/13/2007 8:50AM

    Whew! Diito, Kblunt!
I also see the priceless payoff of friendship with people like you Red who have invaded my heart with your gifts of encouragement, courage and love. Blessings of GOD to you continually...

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 7/13/2007 7:54AM

    My payment is seeing myself transform into the person I know I am on the inside. The beutifual Sexy queen ........that's me!!

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NEWBEAUTY1 7/12/2007 4:19PM

    My payment is to feel comfortable and look good in any outfit I choose to wear.

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MSTEETEE 7/12/2007 4:08AM

    I love this blog! My payment is the smile I get when I try on something in a smaller size and it fits.

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LPRUE71 7/12/2007 12:14AM

    My payment is renewed confidence. Thanks Red!

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PRAISEGODIMFIT 7/12/2007 12:06AM

    My payment is the energy and the healthy strong way I feel.

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SHARON9560 7/11/2007 10:18PM

    My payment is no aches and pains in the knee joints and seeing loose clothes and just deeply feeling good about myself after about 16 years.

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SINESTRA 7/11/2007 9:01PM

    What a wonderful blog and what a wonderful job you are doing! My payment is feeling good about myself when I set a goal, work hard at it and achieve it. I pride myself in any type of job well done. As you said, this one isn't a monetary reward, it's better - confidence, satisfaction and health.

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Counting Calories.......

Monday, July 09, 2007

Okay today was funny, there were some popsicles brought in to work, I was offered one, and I declined. I asked to see the box and started looking at the calorie information, I made a comment about the calories being low, and saw a woman looking at me like I was crazy because I was counting calories. I just laughed because I am doing what works for me, and I refused to entertain her behavior. A woman made a comment to me the other day saying she was going to have a party but I was not allowed to have any ice cream and cake because I have been working out and taking care of me, so she didn't want me to mess up my progress. I told her that was a decision for me to decide on my own. I am glad she is taking into consideration my hard work and efforts but at the same time I thought that was not for her to discuss out in front of our other co-workers whom I had not discussed my mission with. I would rather them just see the results right now. I just started working there and am not comfortable with them to just be put on blast................................ I am still shy!

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KEENIEBOY 7/10/2007 11:13PM

    You have to ignore some people. Alot of times they are mad because they want to get with the program too but have tried and failed soooo many times until they have nothing but negativity to say when they see some one else giving it there all. Luckly I don't have this problem at work anymore. In the beginning when I first started dieting, I did because they didn't think that I was serious. Now they come to me for advice (LOL)!!!

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KEIAHNAM 7/10/2007 10:39AM

    She was putting you on blast. I have the same problem with someone here. I try my hardest to ignore them, but it's very hard. She's an older woman and really should know better, but some older women think they can say just anything to younger women JUST because we're younger. Um, you're not MY mother. Argghhh! Sorry, venting, just wanted to say I know what you're going through. People trying to be funny just ain't funny. When you're sexy, they'll be jealous. So keep being good to you. And how did you get a picture in your blog?

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BLUEANGEL57 7/10/2007 9:57AM

    What a strange thing to do! Invite you to a party and tell you not to eat the cake! What I discovered is the surest way to get someone to eat is to tell them not to.

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Now or Later???

Sunday, July 08, 2007

I don't like to say Never, but sometimes when we keep putting off our goals we are the ones who suffer in the long run. I am so glad that I have been taking the NOW approach. I know that I used to take the later approach and then guess what time would roll around and I would be back at square one, with a few more pounds. I used to write up plans to lose weigh but never had the determination or the perseverance to work through my goals. It took some growth through me to get to this point and it feels good to know that I have come this far and that I am actually making it happen. I ask you to choose NOW!!!!

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POCOHANTAZ 7/9/2007 1:23PM

    I am with ya Queen!!!!!

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MINUTE_FAWN 7/9/2007 1:28AM

    This post pretty much summarizes how I came to be at SparkPeople. I kept putting off eating better and working out until some mythical day in the future when my life would be sorted out and I would have a regular schedule.

It's honestly taken me years to realize that consistency just isn't forthcoming in my life and if I want to do things, particularly things for myself, I need to make them a priority and, yes, do them NOW.

Thank you for this great reminder of why I'm here.

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    Yes. I agree. Now has become my motto too. I think that the discipline of losing weight spills over into the rest of our life. We find that we are no longer afraid to get things done. What a wonderful side benefit.

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