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Here I am!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I've been faithful to log, exercise, weigh, measure, and all the other things that go along with losing weight. I just haven't been blogging.
Things are going well. I'm on track, lost a few pounds and my clothes are feeling loose again. (That's always a good sign).
I became a grammy again on Sunday 1/16. Baby Jeremiah was born weighing in at 8lbs 15.5 oz, 20 in. long. Healthy and the family is doing great! Once more grandkid to chase around, ( when he's mobile, that is) so I gonna get into better shape!! This brings my total to 6 boys and 2 girls! Yipppeeee!!!

Gotta go cuddle him now! See you all around the web! Stay SPARKING!!


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ROSEACLARK 1/21/2011 5:46AM

    Thanks! I am so looking forward to spending time with him and taking him out on walks once the nice weather gets here. Right now we are getting dumped with snow!!! Oh the joys of New England. LOL


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MPALMER15 1/20/2011 11:33PM

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Until he is ready to be chased, you can make him your fitness partner via a stroller! Enjoy the new grandbaby!

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Week 1 of starting over

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ok, so with the best of intentions of starting the Spark journey again, I have come down with a cold!!! Happy New Year to me!!
So to say that everything has been on hasn't. Oh, not that I have totally thrown my endevors out the window, but I haven't been diligent in my eating and exercising. I sucked it up for a while, but I have fallen by the wayside over the last few days. I am feeling better now, not 100%, but I have made the decision that enough is enough and I am getting back on track if it kills me!!! LOL
I did track my food last week, and would you believe that I actually ate MORE than I would have if I were healthy. Because it was all easy food. Easy stuff that I didn't have to work hard at making. And tea, lots of tea with lots of honey. While honey is good for you in small amounts, the amounts that I was putting in was not the best, and drinking gallons, well, maybe not gallons, of tea all week....well lets just say my nutritional tracking was all over the place.
However, on the upside... I did manage to lose 4 pounds!!! I don't know how I did it, because I shouldn't have, but I'll take it.'s to another week. Starting over again, again.
Perserverance. That's the key.
Have a good week everybody...See ya around the pages!

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MPALMER15 1/12/2011 12:53AM

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Happy New Year!

Monday, January 03, 2011

To steal the words from the Beatles...."another year over, and a new one just begun".
So I am starting over. I didn't do so well over the holidays, and bit by bit the weight came back on. Not as badly as before, but none the less, it's there. So I am tracking, exercising and motivating myself to reach my goals.
WHO'S WITH ME!!!????
To those of you who kept sending encouraging messges to me...thanks! You really did keep me from going totally over the edge with my eating. Just when I was about to dive in to some horribly delicious, but oh so bad food, I would get a message from good friends and be inspired to not eat it, and eat something healthier instead. But I was not always vigilent, and the scale kept going up.
So now it's all in the past, and I am back to SPARKing full tilt!
So if any of you out there have done what I did, don't be discouraged by it. Today is a new day, part of the new year, and your chance to shine and be all that you can be!!

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MPALMER15 1/5/2011 5:40PM


Happy New Year!

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Been here, but not.

Friday, November 05, 2010

What a confusing title. All I am saying is that I have diligently been here on SP. weighing food, measuring food, exercising, thinking happy thoughts, etc....
I just haven't been blogging.
I'm still stuck on this plateau and I can't seem to get off!!
It's over a month now, and I'm just not moving the scale. oh wait...I did lose one pound. I didn't gain it, so I am very happy about that, but I really really really want my weight to go down, like it was before. One pound a week, two pounds a week, anything to move that scale to a lower number.
I dare not go below the 1200 calorie minimum, because I don't want my body going into starvation mode. I'm pretty active with working a full time job, and doing my exercise at home. My bike riding is coming to an end because its just too darn cold in the mornings to ride. I know there are the die-hards who bike in the winter.....I am not one of them! And it's been raining. I hate to ride in the rain. So I'm bussing it now to work, or my wonderful co-workers are taking turns picking me up. I'm losing some exercise time by not biking it, but I compensate by being more active around the house.
I will get through this. I'm not going back to the way I was. I like the new me so far. I will love the new me even more when I break this dang plateau!!!
I'm on vacation next week, but will not vacation from my healthy eating.
Taking a few days to go on a Women's Conference with my church, looking forward to getting Spiritually recharged.
So, for now, I am going to be diligent in all I do, and I am determined to break this weight loss plateau soon!!! I am in control of my weight, it is not in control of me!!!
Have a wonderful weekend fellow Sparkers! See ya around the webs!


Stuck on the Plateau

Sunday, October 03, 2010

That is not really a correct title, but its what I feel like I am on.
To be honest, I am happy to be on a plateau, if thats what you need to call it. I shared in a previous post that I had enjoyed a very big slice of my grandsons birthday cake, and had a few extra treats along the week so while I didn't GAIN any weight, (I don't know how that happened!), I didn't lose any either. So my weight was the same. Now, this week, I have been really and for truly back on track, and I still didn't lose any weight! Hence....on the plateau. But it's really ok, because this has happened a couple of times since my return to SP. Next week I will problably show a 7 lb drop. Oh now wouldn't THAT just be heavenly!!!
I'm still in a good mood about it all, I'm just happy to be able to fit into clothes that I haven't been able to wear in years! And although most experts would say not to keep clothes that are too small, because they just remind you of how big you got, I like to keep my clothes as the incentive to get back into them. Hey, what works for one, may not work for another, and it works for me.
By the same token... isn't it a riot to try on a pair of pants that are so big they fall off your hips, and you remember when they used to be tight?, and you see your self as the new you, and you smile at what you have accomplished! I tend to get mad at myself for a minute when I do that, because it does remind me of how badly I let myself go...but, like I said, it works for one, but not another. My friend keeps the big clothes and does that, and it makes her happy to see the change. She does before and after shots, and then hangs them up as visual reminders.
So...Fall is in the air here in New England, at least for today. I don't know if the heat will try to return for one last shot, but the leaves are falling, and I am looking forward to the changing season. I can walk faster, and workout harder without sweating all over my self! LOL
So Sparkers... with that, I am off to play in the leaves.
See you around the webs!


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