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Week 3

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Ok. Here I am still going strong on my new lifestyle of eating and exercising. Down another pound....which is kind of surprising because of the dramatic weight lost of the last 2 weeks. But maybe it was just water weight? Don't know, all I know is that I am still staying motivated to keep it going. I will admit that wasn't as vigorous in my exercising this week, maybe that had something to do with it. But I will press forth and keep on my track!
To my fellow Sparkers....I hope you all have a fabulous week and the scales show favor to you!

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LIZBETHJAYNE 8/1/2010 9:29PM

    One pound lost is better than one pound gained. Some weeks are just better than others. I blame female hormone fluctuations. Keep it up!

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Week 2

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ok SparkPeople!
Get the tune to that James Brown song in your heads. (I think its James Brown)
Ok, I guess you might be able to figure out that I had a very successful week in my weight loss journey! Yeah, I am proud. Proud that I was able to stick to the eating plan, proud that drank my water, exercised, and even had a good attitude while doing it! I even refused to eat the donuts THAT I BROUGHT TO WORK for everyone else to have.
But it's not just me doing this. I really have to thank God for giving me the willpower to overcome this food addiction that had me in its grip! I really do feel good!
I hope that all my Spark Buddies are doing well, and hanging in there in their journeys to healthy living! Don't give up if you had a bad week....just start all over again. I wish I had done that before I just tossed it all to the wind.


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1BEARWIFE 7/26/2010 1:44PM

    Good on you, Rosie!

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QUEENEARLENE 7/25/2010 12:30PM

    Amen! You are doing great! Stay positive! I find it hard to stay clear of the goodies that people bring to work but my conscious is getting louder!

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One week later

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and I am down 8 lbs!!! All is right with the world! I really feel good today. I'm off to work, pedaling my bike. It's not a long ride, but its enough to get me motivated. Downhill to work, and uphill on the way home! It's been a good week. I can honestly say, that by weighing and charting my foods, I can really see where I need improvment. I thought I had it all together by "eyeballing" my portions, but sadly, I suffer from "proportion distortion." It really is amazing to see what an actual portion looks like. And to think that fast foods sometimes offer double portions under the guise of regular! No wonder I am so overweight! But moving on and getting healthy is now my goal and I just wanted to tell all my friends to keep going....don't give up! We can do this! Have a great day everybody!

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1BEARWIFE 7/23/2010 6:15PM

    Hi Rosie! 8 pounds! Good on YOU! I've gotten off the beam since Cindy and I went on our Mommy and Me trip. I need my team to come up with a new challenge, as being challenged always works for me. Love you, Gal!

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FYRCOP 7/18/2010 11:21AM

    I suffered from proportion distortion early on too. There's a great SP article in here somewhere that provides some "visuals" with the portion descriptions... that helped me a lot. My next step is to buy a small kitchen scale.

Great post! Congratulations on your 8 pounds down! Fantastic!!!

Take care and thanks for sharing.


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Day 2

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ok, I haven't failed yet. That is a definate plus!!! Things are going well, and surprisingly, I have stepped right back into the swing of things with the weighing and measuring. I can see where I messed up so many times, when I have fallen off the wagon, so to speak. My"guesstimation" is way off the charts! Since I am an empty nester, I have time to fool with preparing my meals and counting and all that good stuff. So...I put what I would normally eat on my weight loss plan on my plate., THEN I weighed each item, put down the amounts, and transferred it to another plate. Boy! was I shocked at how much I really was putting on my plate. Seeing is believing. I guess I forgot what a "proper" serving size is! So I am not discouraged. After supper was done, I transferred my new amounts to the tracker, and saw that I really did much better the second time. I put in the first amounts as a test, and was bad. All the food, even when good and nutritious, doesn't do a bit of good if I am eating 2 or 3 times the serving sizes! Seems like a no brainer, don't ya think?
So... like I said, I am not discouraged. I am back on track and pressing forward to win this challange of the foods!

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SWEETVABREEZE57 7/13/2010 6:40PM

    Good for you!! It is amazing how we can think we are getting the proper amount and then when we measure things we are way off. It was a good idea you came up with because it can be an eye opener. Sounds like you are well on your way. Proud of you. emoticon

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I'm back!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

And I wish I had never left. My lack of motivation has been really really bad. I am beating myself up over it too. My clothes don't fit, which is really bad, because the last time I lost my weight, I gave away the "fat" clothes". Now I am in serious trouble! I don't have the "cushion" to prolong this any longer. I hate the way I look. I don't know why I let myself go the way I did. Yeah, I's because I was just to lacadaisical to stay on track. An extra bite here, a bigger serving there, we all know how we get to where we are. But we are all in this together!!! So.. all that being said....I am going to be back on track. Starting today, its back to weighing and measuring, exercising, and really making a difference in my life. I am so embarrassed by my weight gain, I can't believe I let myself go. I think back to how much better I felt, more energy I had, I was happier....the list goes on. So enough of the pity party for me. No one wants to go to Pity Parties. It's lonely here. So...I am hoping that all my SparkPeople friends will band with me as we journey toward our common goal. Being happy, healthy and fit!!!

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ROSEACLARK 7/12/2010 10:04AM

    Thank you for your comments! They really do encourage me, and I am happy to hear that even through my fallbacks, I have somehow encouraged you! emoticon

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BFLACK33 7/11/2010 11:24AM

    Your blog could be my blog. I did the same thing. I lost 50 pounds two years ago and came to sp when I had gained 30 of it back. Also because I threw away the fat clothes and the skinny clothes were getting too tight. But since I came here I've lost ten pounds, so I'm back on track and you will be too! Welcome back.

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CORKYTHEMOM 7/11/2010 10:56AM

    Rose, WELCOME BACK to SP!! I am a member of the 50+ with 25-49 pounds to lose team. I found your blog through the group. First of all, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU for your accomplishments!! What accomplishments, you ask? Letting go of your "fat" clothes because you know you will SUCCEED in your weight loss. Realizing that it's okay to to get disappointed in yourself, however, come back STRONG and DETERMINED to do what it takes for your weight loss goals. Reaching out to others for help because you are AWARE that you're never alone in this journey of healthy living with the wonderful people on this site. AND, how about the total of 27 pounds of weight loss? Did you know that you are an inspiration to others? I would like to remind you of the 4/7/09 blog you've written, "YOU ARE A WINNER!" Rose, YOU ARE A WINNER and I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOU that you CAN & WILL DO IT!! Please visit my page anytime ... you are an inspiration to us all!! Sending lots of moral support and motivational hugs from Missouri.

~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEETVABREEZE57 7/11/2010 10:34AM

    Welcome BACK!! Don't beat yourself up too bad. The important thing is you recognized what was important and you are doing something about it. You made me even realize that I should give away my "fat" clothes so I don't have any cushion to be able to go back from where I came. So THANK YOU! emoticon

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