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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The first day of December is upon us! After getting on the scale this morning to discover a small loss since Saturday I realized that my fears about the holidays are unfounded as long as I continue to work the plan! I pray that we will all stay focused this month! It's okay to say no to foods that would sabatoge our eating plans. Just say, "No Thank You!" emoticon

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HAPPY1049 12/2/2009 9:17PM

    That is a great attitude to have, and hopefully I can do that.

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EMSSBEARS 12/1/2009 4:42PM

    Congratulations on the holiday weight loss, keep up the good work.

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SUNNY332 12/1/2009 9:26AM

    Good for you Ritarose.

Continue with Confidence.

Hugs, Sunny

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WHITEBULL1221 12/1/2009 7:47AM

    Congrats on the weight loss. I got on the scale at the gym last night (the one in the ladies locker room that always seems to hate me and weight me more). If it is correct, I am almost at my weightloss goal for the month of Dec and we are barely in there. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the scale didn't lie lol emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 12/1/2009 7:10AM

    I agree! I am super-committed to continue losing during December, with just a few planned "off the program" days. There is no reason it has to be a month-long orgy of terrible eating!

Keep up the good work, I'll be checking on you!!!!!



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Turkey, Sugar and Butter

Monday, November 30, 2009

What is the connection between my daughter's 21 # turkey, a 10 # bag of sugar and 4 pounds of butter you wonder? That's my visual picture of the weight I've shed! I like it and I can't wait to add more to it! What is your visual?

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    I have lost the weight of my 35 pound 4 year old. or 7 5# bags of sugar.

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WHITEBULL1221 11/30/2009 8:39PM

    I like the visual....although I haven't quite lost that much... I have lost the 21 # turkey though.....now to work on the sugar. LOL emoticon

Great job Rita. Keep up the great work. Together we can do anything!!!!!!!!!!!! Guess I am going to have to step up my weight loss a little to keep up with you lol

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RITAROSE 11/30/2009 7:02PM

  Hahahaa I love the responses, thanks for the smiles! So glad we are all headed in the right direction--- emoticon emoticon

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LYN-EDWY 11/30/2009 6:47PM

  33 pounds of ice cream and cheesecake!!! emoticon emoticon

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HAPPY1049 11/30/2009 4:59PM

    I have never visualized how muchweight I have lost. Let's see-- it would be 20 pounds of potatoes. Not bad!

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FREDDY1232 11/30/2009 3:50PM

    I like your analogy. I too have lost 35 pounds..A 21 pound turkey, 10 pounds of sugar and 4 pounds of butter..Wow!
Thanks for pointing that out! Good Luck to you on your weight loss and congratulations on losing that 35 pounds!! emoticon

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HILARYMM 11/30/2009 2:30PM

    Nice visual! Congrats on your weight loss!

My visual was easy. My weight set has plates that load on to dumbbells. I was doing my bench presses and realized that the 32 pounds I was pressing were equivalent to the weight I lost.

I then showed my family members how heavy it was, and was really pleased that it was gone.

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Test time

Saturday, November 28, 2009

We just got home from our trip to NE to visit our daughter, son-in-law and dear little granddaughter for several days. I am so excited that I stayed within the parameters of my plan the whole time. This morning I weighed myself for the first time in a week and I am down 3#! WOW! I don't know what I expected, but this is great!

I love Christmastime and all that goes with it. I am praying that I will not squeeze out my exercise time, that I will stick to the eating plan and enjoy those I love without the extra food!

For me, it's important to write these goals down and come back to visit them on January 1 to see if I had success or not. I need to keep losing weight during the holidays.

Spark people has provided so much encouragement through the sparkies that have written their own blogs and comments and so much good information regarding diet and exercise as a lifestyle. I have a full heart of gratitude for this tremendous blessing in my life.

THANK YOU to all who have helped keep my on the right road! May we all be strong and make wise choices in this challenging time when food is pushed on us at every turn!
Make it a great day everyone!

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TRAVELGRRL 11/29/2009 7:45PM

    I am so glad you got to enjoy your family this weekend. Really, you've said it so well -- the holidays are fun but about so much more than food. Keep spending time on Sparkpeople to keep you focused and motivated! I know this is my strategy!!!!

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Thanksgiving Week!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Here I sit in my daughter and son in law's home in NE early on the Monday before Thanksgiving wondering how I will fare this week where I'm not in control of the food being prepared and served? We've been here since Saturday night and so far my plan is in place, right where I want it to be. We went to the grocery store where I purchased a lot of good food that I can eat, veggies especially. We will be going places and doing different things, the schedule will be very different from our normal one so there will be challenges. I am so thankful for the blessing of Spark People where I've received so much encouragement and training. emoticon

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MUSTARDSMA 11/23/2009 8:58PM

    I understand how you feel. My husband wants to do all the cooking, which is great, but he likes to use high-calorie ingredients. I've asked him to take it easy, so I can eat a little bit of everything, so we'll see.

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CELETA 11/23/2009 1:00PM

    Good Luck, you will make the week and will have a good time doing it. Hope you have a Great Thanksgiving. emoticon

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HAPPY1049 11/23/2009 12:53PM

    I'm hoping that your whole week will be right where you want and need it to be. I commend you for trying when it's so hard. Good luck!

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FREDDY1232 11/23/2009 12:15PM

    Good Luck Ritarose. I will be eating at my daughter's and I know it will be different than being home. It will be a challenge to be sure. Hang in there and we will do this together! emoticon

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COUNCIMA 11/23/2009 8:49AM

  Hang in there RITAROSE! You can do it.

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SJK1997 11/23/2009 8:29AM

  You go RITAROSE! My fingers are crossed for you.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

I am such a morning person! I wake up and can't wait to get moving, whereas at night, I'm eager to get to bed and go to sleep! I love to make a plan for my day early in the morning. This has been a good thing for both my eating plan and exercise. For me, it's really true---fail to plan, plan to fail.

I pray that all my spark friends will plan out the things that will give them success today!
Make it a great day!! Ritarose

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HAPPY1049 11/12/2009 5:53PM

    Planning is important. I like my day to go the way I plan it. Now-a-days, though, I have to expect the unexpected to happen sometimes. That's OK, too.

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RITAROSE 11/12/2009 1:13PM

  I'm so amazed at all the morning people out there! I know there are night owls too, they just aren't moving yet. haha, no offense meant!

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JANETELIZABETH1 11/12/2009 11:52AM

    I agree...we need to be up early and make the most of every day! Well done YOU!

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RCOBEY 11/12/2009 8:28AM

    I have found out that my day goes by a lot better when I wake up early, get moving, and do my cardio. I have always been a morning person but have found a renewed energy since doing my cardio in the morning.

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LIZZIE-BELLE 11/12/2009 8:12AM

  You are so right. I got up early this morning and the first thing I did was go to my Spark to begin my day.

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GONE2BEACH101 11/12/2009 8:12AM

    I am also a morning person!! If I don't start my 'project du jour' early...it most likely won't get started after noon!!

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