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2 Month Sparkversary!

Monday, October 11, 2010

I've been on SparkPeople for 2 months now...& my world will NEVER be the same!

AS OF TODAY...

1. I've lost 21.6 lbs!!! (unofficial 'til Wed...my weigh in day!)
2. I've lost TWO pant sizes (Wooohoooo!!! :-)
3. I walk for an hour or more each day...& manage approx. 15,000+ steps daily.
4. My eating habits are "under control" & I maintain 1200-1500 cal/per day.
5. I track what I put in my mouth, monitoring my carbs, fats, & proteins...
6. Water is my most preferred beverage!
7. I log on to SparkPeople daily & have AWESOME & SUPPORTIVE SP friends!
8. I'm eating healthy & nutritious foods---& I'm LIKIN' it!
9. I visit the farmer's market every couple of days, without fail!
10. My husband has joined me on my journey...& he's lost 6 lbs!
11. I'm no longer afraid of getting on the scale & I don't guess at how much I weigh!
12. I revel in the fact that my clothes are now loose & baggy! What a wonderful feeling!
13. I feel hopeful & confident...& I'm smiling a whole lot more!
14. I'm actuallly eating legumes!
15. My HbA1c is in the normal range & my blood sugars are normal!
16. Potato chips, Fritos, & snacks no longer occupy a whole shelf in my pantry!
17. Bowls of fresh fruits & veggies are now my "fast foods"!
18. I no longer have to "focus on the process"...it's all habit now!
19. People are beginning to noitice that I'm "shrinking"!
20. My aches & pains have diminished & I have more energy!

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to ALL my SP friends for always being there for me...& for always rallying & cheering me on! You've encouraged & inspired me to always do my best! I appreciate you all...more than you'll ever know!

I plan to continue moving forward & my efforts will focus more on building my strength & endurance. My ambitions are to step up the exercise & continue to consume nutritious & wholesome foods so as to maintain a normal blood glucose level.

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*MADHU* 11/4/2010 1:26PM

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WAITGAYNA 10/25/2010 4:41AM

    I just joined today and I have a long long long long long way to go................. but you have encouraged me to make that change with your blog......... Thank you

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JANNYMACK 10/24/2010 2:17PM

    WooHoo!!! Great Job!!

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    Great job and keep it up...thanks for the tips!! emoticon

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SWEETCHARITY79 10/20/2010 7:29PM

    I love #16! So proud of you and so happy you have found what works for you! Love you!

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RANDOM00B 10/20/2010 2:36PM

    Woo-Hoo! Congratulations!!!

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REINVENT_ME 10/19/2010 4:57PM

    You just made my day! Thanks for showing us all what determination can do!

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MEARLY3 10/19/2010 1:56PM

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well done!!! very inspiring to me as i start my journey...
any tips??


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LILLYPILLY24 10/19/2010 3:48AM

    This is truly a great testimony, Rose. No wonder you won a popular blog post award with it! Oh, congratulations for starting the changes and sticking with them until they're habits. Well, well done!!

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    emoticon I am inspired and challenged!

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DDHEART 10/17/2010 7:58AM

    What a super list of accomplishments! I think I love best that you are having less aches and pains and your husband has joined you...congrats and keep up the great work!

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DJHAR7 10/17/2010 3:01AM

    Wow, That's great progress for two months!! Way to go. emoticon

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    emoticonWhat an honor to see your Blog as a "Featured Blog" for the week!! Impressive. emoticon

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JMARIES51 10/16/2010 11:14PM

    You are a true Spark Friend. You not only talk the walk, you walk the walk and talk the talk. How is that for a bunch of words. What I mean by that is you are working the program totally and I am constantly surprised to see your wonderful words of encouragement. Thank you for being here. You deserve a emoticon

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I'm SO PROUD of you!

Blessings!

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JGINTX 10/16/2010 8:14PM

    That's amazing!! Keep up the good work!!

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LUBAML 10/16/2010 3:40PM

    Great job!!! Congratulations!!! Enjoy your new you!!! emoticonLuba

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LAURAWILLBEFIT 10/16/2010 1:21PM

    emoticon on such a big wt. loss in only 2 months time!
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KNITNYAK 10/16/2010 12:44PM

    Great job! You are getting fast results! I am proud for you! I am almost at three months and can relate to each one of your comments!

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  Success!!!!!! You are an inspiration! emoticon emoticon

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GINGERVISTA 10/16/2010 8:42AM

    Wow! Lost over 20# & 2 pant sizes in 2 months!!!!!!!!????!!!! That's emoticon

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MAIZY243 10/16/2010 7:53AM

    You are an inspiration!!

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  Now that's discipline! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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GATORJOY 10/16/2010 6:59AM

    Thanks for sharing! I too, am getting thinner and many people notice. It is such a good feeling. The other day I cleaned out my closet for the first time and had to rid myself of some clothes that are way to big now! emoticon Wishing you much success!

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SLIMMER58 10/16/2010 3:23AM

  Go Rose! You are doing a great job! What a great advocate for Sparks! emoticon emoticon

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KAITLINLOOSIN 10/16/2010 2:14AM

  Thanks so much for posting this!!! I'm newish and I've had some rough patches but if I can accomplish all that by really dedicating myself in just two months - well, that's an inspiration!! :)

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DBUCK10 10/15/2010 5:50PM

   
Celebrating your victories with you!!! Great job, keep it going and pay it forward!!!

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JEANBEAN13 10/15/2010 3:53PM

    What can I say but "Wow!" Good for you!


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DAVEINSEOUL 10/12/2010 9:53PM

    I think your progress is fantastic! I like the part where you say that you no longer 'focus on the process'. One of the great things about focusing on lifestyle changes is that after a while, the new habits become so ingrained that they become 'automatic'.

Great job!

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MARISABELLES 10/12/2010 3:13PM

    Most of all in your list, you have being a attentive supporter of many of us here and I'm sure I'm talking for many of us when I say emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 10/12/2010 8:01AM

    Rose, I am so happy for you! You are doing great! And you are such an awesome encourager, too! And your husband has joined you and is losing! Woo hoo! What a great sparked life you are leading now! Isn't is great what a difference these 2 months have made for you?! I say...Keep on keepin' on! You're doing EXCELLENT! Keep sparking! And Happy Sparkversary! emoticon emoticon

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BARBARACT 10/12/2010 6:22AM

    emoticon That is wonderful Rose! What an awesome blog!
You are doing so well! Good for you and also that is great that your husband is doing this with you!
You will be to your goal weight in no time!!!

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FRANCES-AGAPE 10/11/2010 11:24PM

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THANKS for sharing your success!
You are truly inspiring!
Keep up the good work !
BLESSINGS!
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MOODY9 10/11/2010 11:08PM

    That's so awesome!!!! I must say that 15,000 steps/day is outstanding and very impressive.

Keep up all the hard work! Its so fun when you start to see and feel results. You're a great, positive and motivating SparkFriend!

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JENAANN3 10/11/2010 10:39PM

    Great job on your blog. A huge congratulations on all of the changes you have made, they are all working for you. Great report on your A1C. That's fabulous. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TURTLETALK 10/11/2010 4:38PM

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WINFIELD28 10/11/2010 10:18AM

    Rose, this is all so AWESOME!!!
You have done the 'heavy lifting' and it has and is paying off, big time!
You have such a way of putting feelings into words...I love your LISTS!
What a wonderful thing that your husband is benefiting from this as well! Great to have support that really understands what you are going through and doing.
I wish you much continued success...I know you will see this to it's end...Thank you for being the kind and supportive Spark Friend that you are to me! You motivate me each and everyday! I always look forward to hearing from you!
Have a super week!
Maria


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ANONALEE 10/11/2010 9:06AM

    Congratulations on your success -- you seem to have put yourself on the path to getting what you want!

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POOKAQUEEN 10/11/2010 9:04AM

    Congrats on all your success! That's a great list!

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COBOUCH53 10/11/2010 8:21AM

    Congratulations on your great success - keep going. I bet you feel like a new person. Good for you!! emoticon

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ATREAT4ME 10/11/2010 6:37AM

    Hooray! Amazing how muchour lives change in such a short time. I am very grateful that you're here too. Your support of others is wonderful and I thank you for showering me with support when I need it.

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AUNGERER 10/11/2010 6:02AM

    Way To GO!!!!

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STOP making excuses & START moving!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Well, it's raining today. So, I have an excuse not to exercise...NOT!

Excuses I've heard most recently for NOT exercising:

1. I can't get outdoors to walk/run.
2. My (__fill in the blank__) hurts.
3. I don't feel like it today.
4. I've been so good, one day off won't hurt.
5. I'll start tomorrow. I promise!
6. I'm too tired!
7. I can't get to the gym.
8. I have too much to do!
9. I have no time!

Hey, I've been there too! #3 & #6 were my favorites, & I know #9 only too well! But NOT anymore!

Today I make some form of exercise a PRIORITY! I consider it a basic need for the day! It's like I must have air to breath! If I don't breath, I will die! I must exercise for my health! If I don't exercise, I will die! Of course I won't die if I don't exercise for a day...but I know myself. I know that one day off may lead to another day off...until I've gotten myself out of the routine of exercising! And by NOT exercising...I'm making a decision to cut my life short!

So, I can't let my guard down...not even for one day! Because I know myself...& I know how easy it is to let exercise fall by the wayside. I know how easy other things in my life can become more important. So, for today...I get out & walk!

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SHAPEUPNOW1 10/25/2010 9:16AM

    You are so right. I see myself in too many of those excuses and last week I did not give in. I had a great week and want this week to be excuse free as well. emoticon

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ADNAW_YOTS 10/23/2010 8:38PM

    another great blog !

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LARENK 10/22/2010 7:57AM

  Oh yeah, so easy to skip the day, then next thing you know its a week.......then OMG its been 3 months or a year. That is how my gym membership goes - 3 years I didn't go then I went faithfully with a buddy til she got sick and now its been another year but I'm scared to cancel in case I need to use their facilities. My excuse is that its too far from me, waiting for them to open another one closer to me, I have no one to go with, I have most of the equip at home but I don't have a pool or all the various weight setups. I keep picking up the new schedules so now I just need to pick me up and get me there!! Thanks for the reminder that excuses just don't cut it

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KEISHA074 10/9/2010 10:49PM

    i can totally relate to your message. I am starting my routine tomorrow and I will try my hardest to stick to it.

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JMARIES51 10/9/2010 12:39AM

    I think excuses put us into the victim mentality. No more excuses.

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ATREAT4ME 10/7/2010 7:03AM

    Oh Rose, I so needed your blog today. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm going to go change my status right now. I, am re-committing to SP, I am re-committing to a healthy lifestyle of good choices and daily exercise. Thank you for closing the "excuses door." So needed you today, my Friend!

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DEVORA4 10/7/2010 5:16AM

  I love this you have written an importent blog

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COMPUCATHY 10/7/2010 12:43AM

    Yay for your walking! I agree...when we let something "slip," we often struggle to get it back...best to just keep it in place where it belongs! Keep sparking! emoticon emoticon ...And...CONGRATS on the 2.2 LBS! emoticon

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TURTLETALK 10/6/2010 9:50PM

    Great Blog! I've used everyone of those excuses over the past 50 years but I haven't used any of them for 23 days. Thanks for reminding us that they are just excuses. We can prevail.

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WINFIELD28 10/6/2010 7:33PM

    I agree totally!
I can't let any excuse creep in or it will take root and grow.
I too know myself very well. I almost feel like I have to be stricter with my exercise than I even am with my food plan. It's too easy to use excuses -
#1, #2, #3, #6, #8, & #9!
Thanks for your motivational blog! Great stuff, Rose!

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NUGGAN 10/6/2010 7:26PM

    Thanks for the kick in the butt!

W00t!

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JANETK53 10/6/2010 7:24PM

  My excuse this week has been....I'm too stressed....work has me burning the candle at both ends this week (plus the cold/rain has ME DOWN)......BUT...tomorrow is my DAY OFF and the latest is....SUNSHINE in the forecast....I'm hitting the bed early tonight and a walk before visiting Ma tomorrow.....I hope that I can deal with more depression, as I know it is coming......Thanks for the PEP TALK....I've got to get my act together..... emoticon emoticoning is going to happen.

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ONEGREATCAT 10/6/2010 7:24PM

    Good for you! It's wonderful when we can understand ourselves, our strengths and shortcomings. I'm still working on that.
(And P.S. - I hope you didn't read my blog of yesterday! It was dank, dreary, dark, drippy and bone-chilling cold. I didn't go out. Today I was out - still dank and dreary, but no other adjectives for the day). It was good to be back out.

KEEP UP YOUR GOOD WORK! KEEP SPARKIING! We DO need those reminders because it is so easy to slip back into what got us here in the first place.
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CAMEOSUN 10/6/2010 7:18PM

  All too true & we all do it. Make excuses. So...I'm off to exercise, thanks for the reminder.

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BARBARACT 10/6/2010 7:13PM

    Great motivational blog for people to get moving! Love it!!!

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MARTELLA3 10/6/2010 7:13PM

    I like your "take no prisoners" style!
Exercising is a non-negotiable. I will be at the gym, period. It makes it so much easier than trying to talk myself into it all the time.

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EVERY STEP WITH A PURPOSE!

Monday, October 04, 2010

I started wearing a pedometer a few weeks ago, with a goal of completing 10,000 steps per day. My thinking was..."Hey, I can do this!" I can put one foot in front of another... & keep doing it until I reach my daily goal!

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Now I'm very conscious of every step I take...& I find myself purposefully parking further away from an entrance so I can get in a few extra steps, & taking the stairs most often when I'm at work..."The hospital Stairmaster", I call it!

I never really gave much thought to "taking steps" before...never thought much about what it meant or anything about its' importance. It never mattered. If anything, I was always trying to AVOID taking any "unnecessary" steps!

Now, I realize how fortunate I am to have my physical health without limitations that would prevent or hinder my ability to walk. Now, I believe EVERY STEP HAS A PURPOSE...& I believe each step I take brings me closer to better health & wellness! So now, I look forward to taking that next step...& the next...& the next...& the next!

Each step I take helps me motivate!

Each step I take brings me closer to a healthier me!

Each step I take makes me stronger!

Each step I take helps me realize that I CAN do this!


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FRANCES-AGAPE 10/6/2010 7:13PM

    WOW ! EXACTLY what I needed to hear today - and most days!
Have had a nagging headache most of the day, but you have inspired me to at least do some walking in place while watching tv. RIGHT NOW !
THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!
BLESSINGS!
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MUFFINLORI 10/5/2010 2:00AM

  Every step does have a purpose. Im glad you appreciate your good health. I have spinal cord damage etc. and have to use a walker so I doubt I'll ever get to your 10,000 goal but I've managed to do a little over 2,000 so far today.


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COMPUCATHY 10/4/2010 11:02PM

    Great blog! I find the same thing. Now, I love being active, lifting things, going up and down stairs, etc. I see it all as "addditional" work-out time...and a bonus! Funny how perception changes everything! You're doing great! Keep steppin' and Keep Sparking! emoticon emoticon

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ONEGREATCAT 10/4/2010 10:05PM

    I also used to avoid walking - I mean if you can get the parking spot right in front of the door - why not? That was my attitude. After joining SP I got a new pedometer (the others were pitiful replicas). I love it. I named it "Sparkiemate" because it goes everywhere I go. I NEVER realized how little walking I did until I started wearing the pedometer.

Keep up the great work that you're doing not only for yourself but the many others on SparkPeople! THANKS!
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DREAMYGOOSE 10/4/2010 7:13PM

  Love your attitude! Thanks for your encouraging spirit. Enjoy your steps today :)
Blessings,
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LAURACONNER 10/4/2010 7:08PM

    Great way to look at your "steps" - all the journey requires is that we take the first step and the next...and the next... emoticon

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BARBARACT 10/4/2010 3:18PM

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MARISABELLES 10/4/2010 2:24PM

    Just want to thank you for that blog. I've being trying to introduce the pedometer in my daily routine for 2 weeks now. When I don't forget about it, I'm disappointed with the results I get at the end of the day. Reading your blog post help me realise that I need to change my point of view on that tool. You're right, I shall start a winning competition with it, instead of keeping it a "symbol of how little a walk"!
Yes, every step shall be a step closer to my goal.
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WINFIELD28 10/4/2010 12:35PM

    You really said this so well!
Isn't wearing a pedometer and counting steps a wonderful, healthy 'addiction.'
Self-empowerment...
a great step!
Keep on stepping...and we won't be able to catch you!
Thanks for the great post!

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XELADNAJT 10/4/2010 12:12PM

    Fabulous idea! I keep meaning to wear a pedometer because I hear so many great things about them.

Good for you!

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TURTLETALK 10/4/2010 11:27AM

    I recognized my tendancy to avoid physical exercise one day when I was driving around the parking lot at the gym trying to find a good parking space. How absurd! Keep up the great work.

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MEGA_MILES 10/4/2010 11:10AM

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JANETK53 10/4/2010 11:06AM

  Isn't it amazing what a pedometer Can make you do? It does make you think more about how you where and what you are to become......'
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Fifty one days ago...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

As the month of September draws to a close & the fall season is fast approaching, it seems only natural to reflect on my life style changes to date.


I started SparkPeople on 8/11/10. That was 51 days ago.


On 8/11/10, I weighed 219.....................today I weigh 202.4 lbs

On 8/11/10, I didn't exercise.................today I walk an hour/day

On 8/11/10, my caloric intake was (?) ..........today I stay btwn 1200-1500

On 8/11/10, I felt terrible about myself........today I feel empowered

On 8/11/10, I felt overwhelmed.............today I feel confident!

Before 8/11/10, I rarely drank water............today I drink 8-10 glasses/day

Before 8/11/10, I was alone.................today I have SparkPeople friends!

Before 8/11/10, I ate poorly.................today I eat nutritiously

Before 8/11/10, I had NO motivation.............today I'm psyched!


I want to take this moment to thank ALL my SP friends & team members for your words of encouragement & continued support over these past fifty one days! I hope you'll choose to join me as I continue my quest for better health & wellness! I've learn SO much from you...& I appreciate you all more than you'll ever know! Keep Sparkin!


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BGOOCH56 10/17/2010 9:19PM

    After reading your list I can say I feel the exact same way. thank you for sharing.

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COOKWITHME65 10/5/2010 6:59AM

    You have and will continue to do fantastic Rose. emoticon on your progress.

-Kristan

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XELADNAJT 10/4/2010 12:13PM

    What a great entry!

I am so proud of you!

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JANETK53 10/4/2010 11:04AM

  Isn't it amazing what that pedometer CAN do for YOU!? It does make you think more on what, where and how you walk for sure.

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DJHAR7 10/4/2010 1:38AM

    That's awesome. The contrast is easy to see when you list it out like that. I love how you feel--that will keep you going for a long time. You are in control. emoticon

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GIZZI315 10/3/2010 12:46PM

    Wonderfully inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing to encourage others!

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WOMANCHEF 10/3/2010 9:30AM

    Great post! You are making so much progress! emoticon emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 10/3/2010 1:53AM

    Congratulations on your progress toward a healthier you my dear emoticon! Big hugs coming your way from Morgantown WV. emoticon

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GIBBLES5 10/2/2010 10:37AM

    What a transformation in 51 days!!! That is awesome!!!!

Congratulations!



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BARBARACT 10/1/2010 8:29PM

    You are doing awesome! Congrats! It is amazing to see the change over the 51 days! Good for you!

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PITLOCK 10/1/2010 7:50PM

    Wow Rose, you have done fantastic what motivation. Keep up the great job and to think all that in 51 days!
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OURELEE1 10/1/2010 12:38PM

  You are doing great. Have a good weekend.

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ANGELETTE 10/1/2010 12:32PM

    emoticonjob Rose and what an inspirational blog! Congrats on your success..you go girl!
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ATREAT4ME 10/1/2010 7:37AM

    Beautifully put, my Friend. To stop and think about it, 51 days doesn't seem that long. But when YOU put your stamp on it, YOU have accomplished so much and made some great improvements to your life and health. Fantastic!

From my perspective, its been a wonderful 51 days knowing you. You are generous and kind and a real inspiration to us who are on this journey with you. It is such a treat for me to have a friend like you. Thank you!

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AKELAZ 10/1/2010 4:16AM

    WOW!! great blog - great job! In fact all round emoticon

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LILLYPILLY24 10/1/2010 1:20AM

    What a great blog! Thanks for sharing your reflections. You've come a long way - Yay you!

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JMARIES51 9/30/2010 11:18PM

    This is wonderful. I am glad you are 51 days closer to your healthy YOU

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COMPUCATHY 9/30/2010 10:47PM

    Great reflections...and very well put! I appreciate you also! I agree...SP friends are the BEST!!! I'm so glad you are here and enjoying success. Your "before" and "now" statements are wonderful! You've come a long way baby! You're doing great! Keep sparking! emoticon emoticon

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PEGGYJEAN13 9/30/2010 9:54PM

    Your attitude and determination are what has made the difference. You are in charge!

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POOKAQUEEN 9/30/2010 9:42PM

    You've done so great! Those are wonderful changes, congrats!

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TURTLETALK 9/30/2010 8:48PM

    Great job, you give me hope that I can get down 17 pounds and more in the future. Thanks for your inspiration.

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MOVINITMORE 9/30/2010 8:45PM

    emoticon Job on what you have already done in such a short time. I am so happy you found SP and I am glad to be one of your friends on here!! emoticon emoticon

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NANNER2121 9/30/2010 8:44PM

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WINFIELD28 9/30/2010 8:38PM

    WOW! Rose!
Loved your Re-cap!
You have done just fantastically in these 51 days!
You are well on your way to healthy lifestyle changes...you've come so far already! I love your spirit! And thank you for all the encouragement you have given me each day! You are a true Spark Friend...always there as a cheerleader and to compliment.
I want to encourage YOU and compliment YOU on a job well done!!!
I know you will continue to be just as motivated and as successful as you have been these last 51 days. The sky's the limit. Go for it!


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TAFFIN2000 9/30/2010 8:37PM

    That is so wonderful! Keep up the good work! I see Onderlander in your near future!

I sure do appreciate you, too!

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JANETK53 9/30/2010 8:37PM

  emoticonIt is amazing the changes you see when you stop and look at the big picture.....things happens....sometimes slowly, but the change can be seen in time. emoticon

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THE "CAN DO" SPIRIT!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

So often I've heard: "I can't do it because...(fill in the blank)". What does that mean exactly? "I can't..."

can (kan) means: (1) have power to; be able; (2) to be able mentally or spiritually; (3) know(s) how to (4) am, are, or is likely to

So, does "can't" mean: having NO power to; NOT able to; NOT likely to; doesn't know how to?

Think of the awesome POWER in saying "I can"!

I CAN track my foods everyday!

I CAN log on to SparkPeople everyday!

I CAN make good food choices!

I CAN get off the couch & move!

I CAN get out & walk!

I CAN support others in their quest for better health!

I CAN choose to be healthy & fit!

I CAN work on making myself a better person!

I CAN TAKE BETTER CARE OF MYSELF!

I CAN MAKE MYSELF A PRIORITY TODAY!

Oh, how I LOVE the "CAN DO" SPIRIT! I CAN DO IT!!! AND YOU CAN TOO!!! emoticon


emoticon to all my SP friends! You're keeping me going! You're keeping me motivated!

I wish you all good health & well-being! emoticon Have a fabulous day!

Rose emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SUSIEMT 10/12/2010 11:32PM

    Thank you for writing such an inspiring blog! I can do anything! Thank you. Keep up the good work!

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RANDOM00B 10/7/2010 4:50PM

    Yes you can!! Excellent blog!

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MELB31 10/5/2010 3:54PM

    thats awsome! very inspirational

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JUDIL62 10/5/2010 10:20AM

    Awesome! Great Attitude.

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MISSBEARYLOVES 10/5/2010 9:42AM

    I love it! Your awesome!

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RHOSYN2 10/5/2010 8:53AM

    Corny, but....
Success comes in cans, not cannots. ::Cue picture of a can::
Rhosyn x

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CNIANE 10/5/2010 7:45AM

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MUFFINLORI 10/5/2010 1:48AM

  I'm a beginner at this and the things you said are a great inspiration for me. Thank you!! emoticon

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NIKIMO11 10/4/2010 10:15PM

  WOW!! Thanks for the encouraging blog. I copied this great to know We CAN do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PICTURELADY3 10/4/2010 6:17PM

    Enjoyed your post.It really gave me something to think about.
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RGP160 10/4/2010 4:29PM

    Glad I came across this blog today.

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EPLFAN 10/4/2010 3:43PM

    Great list! Very encouraging!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 10/4/2010 3:22PM

    Nice list - thanks!

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BTRFLY08 10/4/2010 2:04PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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LEAHLUE 10/4/2010 2:03PM

    I love the long list of CAN powers. Have a Great week!

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SSCHULTZ59 10/4/2010 12:47PM

    i envy you your commitment. keep up the good work.

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GMINYARD 10/4/2010 12:46PM

    Great reminder that I CAN keep going - even with set backs.

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HELLO-BEAUTIFUL 10/4/2010 11:11AM

    I can do it too! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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JAE_HENNINGTON 10/4/2010 10:26AM

  success comes in cans not in cannot

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TWO_SPARROWS 10/4/2010 9:31AM

    Thanks for reminding me of the power of that phrase. In keeping with that, I CAN get back to work now, hahaha.

Seriously, thank-you for pointing out some of the many things we CAN do without even trying.

Yay YOU!
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69NURSE 10/4/2010 9:20AM

    emoticon We all need to grab onto the "CAN DO" spirit. It is amazing what we can accomplish if only we are not afraid to try. One baby step at a time can lead to an awesome journey. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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TLCFME 10/4/2010 7:15AM

    I can take better care of myself. I can make myself a priority today. Thanks for the reminder. We can do this together. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLORYB2014 10/4/2010 6:33AM

    I hope some of your positive attitude rubs off on me! emoticon
Can Do .....
Will Do .......
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MIS2101 10/4/2010 3:22AM

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145HEALTHY 10/4/2010 2:25AM

    Very well put into words.

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ERIECANALGAL 10/4/2010 12:31AM

    Fantastic Blog! Now I wish I could catch that spirit!
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TAMNTN 10/4/2010 12:00AM

    So very true! I love the Weight Watcher's Jennifer Hudson commercial about her "CAN" too. We ALL CAN do this! Keep up your inspiring words...thank you! :)

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BTLFAN70 10/3/2010 11:11PM

    Well said.

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DELGADITA69 10/3/2010 10:56PM

    Thank you! I need that "CAN" spirit this week.

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MYSTERY-LADY 10/3/2010 10:32PM

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LUBAML 10/3/2010 9:49PM

    Great blog! emoticon We can do it!!! emoticonLuba

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GEMINIGEM6 10/3/2010 9:48PM

    Love this!! I fully believe this is truly about mentality and believing you can is all about your thinking!! :)

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DAISY-HIBANA 10/3/2010 9:19PM

    Wow... positive thoughts and encouragement. I think we all need a kind word every now and then, for ourselves and to give to others. More posts should be like this, simple and honest.

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LATVIAN_SANDY 10/3/2010 9:12PM

    emoticonWe can do it! emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 10/3/2010 8:28PM

    I can see how this won "Popular Blog Award," great encouragement.

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DDSTERRETT 10/3/2010 8:19PM

    Wonderful Post!! Thank you so much for the encouragement!

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RICHARDL3 10/3/2010 8:15PM

    Congratulations

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BIONICMONARCH 10/3/2010 8:13PM

    Love it!

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LINDABENEDICT 10/3/2010 6:32PM

    You sure can !!!!!!

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MSCICUTELLA 10/3/2010 6:18PM

  great motivation!

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GWENFITNESS1ST 10/3/2010 6:00PM

    Great attitude and spirit. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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WINFIELD28 10/3/2010 5:47PM

    Congrats on the Popular Blog Award!
This was really good!

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SUZIEQS65 10/3/2010 5:45PM

    Yes you can! Way to go!

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DREAMYGOOSE 10/3/2010 5:19PM

  Yes! We can do this!!!
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