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Thursday, February 14, 2008

I am on a journey, that I know no one can guide me away from with the exception of myself. I know that I want this more than anything, I want to reach my goal and I want to succeed and I want to keep it off in the long run. I want to be healthy, I want to know that I am making a difference in my health, I want to feel confident in myself. I want to know that I look as good as I feel inside (not trying to sound vain) I just want to be able to do and be active and not worry about my weight holding me down. I know that its going to take an active lifestyle to keep the weight off and that I know re-evaluating myself will help me to strive for the better lifestyle. I am writing this because I got a comment from someone stating that I would gain my weight back once my husband comes back, however, I told them that this is something for me, and that I have been working on this for 20 months now and its not like I lost weight because he was gone, I know my reasons for losing and he knows they aren't for him ( not trying to sound selfish) but I am the one who has to dress this body, live in this body and move this body. Its crazy though that some people truly think that when you are doing good, you need to be tested!!!! Its okay because it makes me work harder and I know that this is all paying off.

Its all funny because I gave the advice to someone else who wants to lose weight, yet can't find the time, motivation and support from family, not to let the comments of others effect you on your goals, that you have to do this for you because you want to, not because of what they think you should or shouldn't do.

We do this because we want to, we need to and its to better ourselves, our health and our lives. I am so glad that I have spark friends to share with me the ups and downs on this road to know what I need to do and keep focus because I tell you some folks just don't understand.........

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CAJUNPEACH2001 2/20/2008 9:20AM

    hello red,

you already know the first step on your journey is a positive mindset and you have that! lady the road we are traveling is rough and sometimes the naysayers make it harder but as T.O. and a fellow sparker put it 'i love me some me' well lady you gotta love you some red because that is who you are doing this for, you are the reason for this journey and i know that you will not turn back. you may find a bump in the road, or you may even get detoured but i know and you know that you are going to complete this journey. lady, good luck and just know that i am with you every step of the way!

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TORINICOLE77 2/18/2008 10:46PM

    Red you are doing it and you don't have anything to prove to anyone but yourself. Let those negative comments fall by the wayside where they belong and keep up the good work. -T

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ACCT1908 2/16/2008 4:54PM

    I'll be the first to admit that my motivation started when I broke-up with my fiance. But you know what? He's not coming back, but I'm still motivated to lose.

So that tells me I am doing it for me! Thanks for your blog and disregard negative comments. No matter what you do, someone will find something ridiculous to say.

Good luck on your journey!

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 2/15/2008 7:24PM

    You are so right........some folks just don't understand. But it's all about finally caring enough about ourselves to make the changes that we need to feel comfortable inside and out. And, Red you are doing a great job!! Don't let haters attempt to slip you up!!

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11-RENEWAL-20 2/15/2008 10:42AM

    Red, You are so right to do it for YOU...everyone else will benefit in the long run.
This is all up to us...even the prople who want to help can only do so much; we've got to follow through. And there are a few people who do not want to see others succeed at something they can't or won't do just take care of's not being selfish! Hugs Sharon J/IN

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CBRANCH76 2/15/2008 8:39AM

    Always make sure that your words are louder than the noise of others!

Peace, Love and Many Blessings,

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365 days!!!! 1 Year!!!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Today is my one year anniversary with Spark People, I am so glad that I am still sparking and still making moves. I weighed in this morning to see my scale say 219.6!!!! I thought that I would see what it would say since it was my anniversary date!!! Woo hooooo......................I am so excited, This means with each pound down I am getting closer to getting out of the 200 club and into Onederland!!!!!

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QUEEND1969 2/14/2008 12:32PM

    Onederland here you come. CONGRATS! Keep sparking and keep up the good work.

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KAYEREADER 2/14/2008 10:13AM

    CONGRATS Red!!!!!

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KEENIEBOY 2/13/2008 10:55PM

    Do you know what today is? It's your anniversary, anniversary!!! I haven't heard that song by Tony, Tone, Toni in so long! I think i'm gonna down load it!! I like that jam...LOL! I'm so proud of you girl!!

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 2/13/2008 7:25PM

    Happy Anniversary and congratulations! You are almost there Red!!

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Let Me Out Already!!!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

I am ready to get out of here, I passed my 7 day extension and the landlord is getting kind of edgy, I am trying and trying, to get out, Thursday will be 14 days and that would be a nice gift to the landlord and myself!!!! I will see how this all goes down.

I want to get out so bad, I found myself chanting " Moving out of the 220 club, moving out of the 220 club" in the gym quietly to myself with each move on the elliptical machine!!!!

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WORKIN4ME 2/12/2008 1:58PM

    Work it Red!! I feel you chanting over here myself.... Keep it going Red!!

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MSLREED 2/12/2008 12:04PM

  Girl I know just how you feel I have been in the 180 club since December losing the same 6 pounds and gaining it back. So I know how you feel. Just stay focused and encouraged and you will succeed. Greater is he that is in you that is in the world. You will conquer the 220's this month in the name of Jesus. Have a blessed day and remember one step at a time. LOL Lisa

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QUEEND1969 2/12/2008 7:38AM

    Keep moving, you will get out. In fact, I will call up the landlord and tell them to kick you out. LOL Keep it up, positive thoughts keep you going to get where you need to be. Looking back isn't an option.

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    Keep the faith. You will make it in both cases.

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 2/11/2008 8:54PM

    Go Red, Go!! You can do it! Have you ever wanted to be kicked out of a place so badly? lol

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Eviction Notice Update......

Saturday, February 02, 2008

So I am sitting with my bags packed and yet, I can't move yet, I didn't meet the goal deadline to move out of the 220 club, so I have taken a 7 day extension. I am not disappointed because I know its going to come off, and I am going to move out of the 220 club into the 210 ville. I am ready to move and I am doing all that I can so I am just keeping my eye on the prize!!!!

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M3NOMOFAT 2/9/2008 12:34AM

    I feel u Queen! Let's get it done. You can do it!!!

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VIRNAROSA 2/8/2008 8:39AM

    hey i just came across ur page...and i wanted to say WOW....U LOOK AMAZING.....congratssss !!!

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 2/5/2008 10:46AM

    Good for you Red!! You can do it!

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IWANT2LOVEME4ME 2/3/2008 4:53PM

    Thats the spirit..send out that positive energy and it will come back to will be out of the 220's sooner than you are on your way....

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11-RENEWAL-20 2/3/2008 10:51AM

    Good attitude, Red, you are going to succeed...I just know it!!

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    That's how you do it. Good job.

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WORKIN4ME 2/2/2008 1:44PM

    Red, keep you eyes on the prize.. You'll get there and feel great.. Keep up the good work..

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January Recall/ February Focus

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Okay today is the last day of January and I wanted to look over the past 30 days and see what I have done, where I need to improve and where I want to go. This month I have come off of my plateau, I have continued on even when the road got rough, I am so thankful that the weight is starting to come back off, I have increased my workout time, I have been paying more attention to my calories, I have been more active on spark and I have a renewed confidence in me!!! I plan on continue making progress in February by aiming to meet my V-Day goal of 215, Working out 90 minutes a day 6 x's a week. Take my 1 day off, Staying in my calorie range and drinking my water. I am proud to say that the payoff in the long run is well worth it. I am aiming to reach the finish line this year. I PLAN to Be OUT of the 200 Club by APRIL 30th, 2008!!!!

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WORKIN4ME 2/1/2008 12:04PM

    Work it Red!! Keep up good the good work!!

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PRAISEGODIMFIT 1/31/2008 11:36PM

    I am rooting for you. Keep up the good work.

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CHEZBLEU 1/31/2008 9:30PM

    Look like 2008 is going to be your year!!! Great Job!

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 1/31/2008 8:22PM

    You are doing great Red! Your hard work is paying off my friend!

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