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Since when did I look forward to dr visits?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

That is a good question. I don't recall looking forward to doctor appointments being listed as yet another perk from SP. It certainly feels good to want to see what the scale says, knowing it will look mighty good compared to the last visit and the one before that! My prescriptions are being reduced now that I've lost 10% of my previous body weight. I was hoping that might be the case, and one will cost a little less at the lower amount.

This stomach virus has really got me down for the past two days. I felt really sorry about losing my long-running fitness streak, but it just wasn't possible. Today I've done a little stretching and walked gently. I'm not up to resuming SP videos yet; maybe a short one tomorrow. I'm VERY glad to be feeling better than I was.

THANK YOU for all the sympathy and well wishes, friends. I'm too far behind to respond individually. Hoping to get caught up by the weekend.

  
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LITTLEBJANET 3/2/2012 11:51AM

    Those nasty flu viruses can really knock us down. I'm glad you are back up and getting stronger. You are right to take it easy. Sometimes we just push ourselves too soon.

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ROXYZMOM 2/29/2012 9:14PM

    Take care of your body, it needs rest right now to fight the bug. You will get right back into your streak when you are better.

I can't wait to hear about your appointment!

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MAMAWLINDALOU 2/29/2012 5:34PM

    Take it slow you don't want to push it too soon. Glad you are coming off some of your meds, this is one of my goals.

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SAGEMYST 2/29/2012 4:10PM

    Don't worry about catching up on things. Just take it easy and you will be feeling better faster. Just do what needs to be done. And now you get to start a new fitness streak!!!

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POETLKNG2LOSE 2/29/2012 2:49PM

    I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Miss talking to you. I hope you get better soon. Just do0 what you can and leave the rest go. emoticon

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LEAP OF FAITH

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My last blog, NEW JEANS 2 SIZES DOWN, was extra-satisfying to write. LEAP OF FAITH is an update. I went back to the store where I bought those jeans, and...I bought TWO more pairs, one in a 12 and one in a 10! Looking at those jeans is a tangible motivator to buckle down and start working hard again to take off the second half of the pounds I want to live without. With your help, cheers, and support, friends, I can and will do it!

  
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BACKTOTEN12 2/28/2012 1:34PM

    you're doing great. We are going to make our goal without a doubt. Keep on sparkin'. I might just take out my 10's, too. I can get in the 12's but just barely. Maybe just looking at the 10's will help inspire me. What a great idea!! you go girl. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 2/26/2012 9:48PM

    You are going to do it! Thanks for allowing me to share in your journey - so much fun watching you go for it!!

Yayyyyy!

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SAGEMYST 2/22/2012 7:38PM

    I agree with Blue42down. A great big emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 2/22/2012 12:15AM

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It will be so exciting as you gradually change to fit one then the other pair!

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LHLADY517 2/21/2012 8:29PM

    You will make it. You will,.

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NEW JEANS 2 SIZES DOWN!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Woohoo! It's been only a week since I bought, with hope, a pair of size 14 jeans in the same style and brand as the larger ones I gave up. Last week they zipped--barely--much like the other pair when I bought them. One week, half a pound, and lots of exercise later--they fit! LOVE those SP videos and the 8 Week Diabetic Challenge! I'm about to finish Week 2 today after I do my video with the new resistance bands I bought when I found the jeans! Maybe I'll start looking for this pair in a 12!

Edit: 6 MONTH SPARKVERSARY TODAY!!! What a way to celebrate!

  
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RASHEDAPOE 2/21/2012 11:08AM

    You Go Girl... Before you know it, you'll be a size 6 and wonder how you could've ever fit those jeans...

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BANDMOM2012 2/18/2012 10:39AM

    Yay! Go get those 12's emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 2/17/2012 3:50PM

    That is fantastic! Congratulations -- you are doing great !

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POETLKNG2LOSE 2/17/2012 10:33AM

    That is great! Good for you! Doesn't it fell wonderful to see that much weight gone? Keep it up! emoticon emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 2/16/2012 5:48PM

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What a emoticon non-scale victory!

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BACKTOTEN12 2/16/2012 12:20PM

    Way to go! Isn't it fun to wear smaller sizes. I'm working on my former 12's and hope to get into those 10's by summer!! Let's stay sparked! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SECRETSTARGAZER 2/16/2012 12:17PM

    That's amazing! I'm so excited for you!

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Never think you know what you're doing!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Yesterday's blog was about my excitement in partly reaching the goal of donating my too-big clothes to a women's Clothes Closet. That project came about as I determined to spend the afternoon doing serious cleaning and sorting. Wouldn't you know, the first thing I tackled was the pile of clothes in my bedroom, which meant going somewhere to donate the clothes, which is why it hadn't gotten done in the first place! SO I decided to combine it and another errand some distance away--which is why THAT hadn't gotten done--and loaded up my trunk.

Setback #1 - it occurred to me on the way that I should have called ahead to make sure this place was still offering a Clothes Closet. Answer when I got there: No, they're not. OK, no problem. The third thing I was going to do was stop at the charity's thriftshop, off my usual path, with the coupon I had, with the intention of looking for some "new" clothes to replace the old ones. So I could just take the clothes and donate them there.

Off to errand #2, the farthest away. No problem. Off to the thriftshop.

Setback #2 - where WAS that place? Oops, must have passed it. Turned around, looking at numbers, here we are.

Setback #3 - DARN! The store is still open, BUT...no donations taken after 3:30; it's now 3:45. Ah well, I can still shop. I found one top, bright red, MEDIUM - woohoo! Not enough to use my coupon, but the lady in front of me had a cart full of stuff and was happy to use it since I couldn't.

OK, it's getting close to dinner time, and my snack has long since worn off. Husband is working late, so I'm on my own, and I want steak. Aha! I just passed a grocery store. Turn around, park--and see that next door is an outlet store. Well, maybe I can find some clothes there. It won't kill me to be hungry a bit longer.

No setbacks here! Wow! I found two fitness items I wanted, resistance bands that are much better than the ones I have, and a fitness ball in just the right size at outlet prices! Woohoo! It gets better. I remembered that I bought the favorite jeans I'd just packed up at this line of outlet stores and went looking to see if MAYBE there was another pair in my current size. I found the size I'd just parted with, but not the size I was looking for, SIGH....I really liked the cut and style and fit of those jeans. But wait--persistence pays off! On the wrong rack, I spotted a pair in the next size down. OK, these are mine, I WILL be able to wear them eventually.

Now what about dinner? It's WAY past my dinner time, I'm starving, and I'm about to go into a grocery store? BAD BAD and DANGEROUS. But I really want the steak. Oh everything looks so good, I could eat everything right now, I could buy something to eat in the car on the way home...OUT, FANTASIES, OUT! NO NO NO. I've done really well today, and I'm NOT going to mess up now. I bought my meat and a bag of tostitos. I like to have half a serving with hummus as a snack. But I'm still starving and home is 30 min away. Solution: PUT THE BAG IN THE TRUNK so I can't possibly open the tostitos.

After dinner (FINALLY!), I try on the jeans. AWESOME. They fit like the other pair did when I bought them - they zip, barely, and I'm not ready to wear them out of the house yet, but it's a good thing I didn't find my current size. They wouldn't fit for long!

  
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SAGEMYST 2/13/2012 12:10PM

    Wow!! Such determination!! Again, way to go!! Glad you found the jeans.

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ROXYZMOM 2/11/2012 2:07PM

    You did great! I love your perserverance!

When I am going to run errands, I pack a snack in my little cooler - it's usually a single serving of breakstone's 2% cottage cheese or yoplait light yogurt. They both keep me satisfied.

I donated 3 bags of clothes to Goodwill today. They were all in great condition. It is a nice feeling to know someone else will enjoy them, and now my closet is finally thinning out to all the same size!

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JILLITA55 2/11/2012 11:58AM

    You can do it! I donated my clothes when I lost alot of weight. Some of the clothes were really nice too. There is always someone out there that needs help. Donating clothes is a good way to go after you have lost your weight.

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Part of a goal - donate now!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sableness is really happy! I'm about to load the car with about a third of the contents of my closet to donate to the Clothes Closet of Religious Community Services. I know from having volunteered there that larger size women come in and find little that fits them. I have my former favorite and nearly new jeans in that pile, a dear shirt that's seen me through size ups and downs, a great denim skirt with pockets, tons of tees, and other odds and ends.

I still have my goal of losing at least 50 by my Sparkversary in August. I'm halfway there, and I don't want to have any of my old clothes by then--except the very very few I've held onto for a very very long time.
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SAGEMYST 2/13/2012 12:05PM

    Awesome!!! Way to go!! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 2/11/2012 2:09PM

    That is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your journey with me, I am really enjoying reading about your progess!

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LHLADY517 2/10/2012 8:08PM

    WTG

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POETLKNG2LOSE 2/10/2012 8:05PM

    That is great it's exactly what we did yesterday. Got rid of 4 bags of clothes. Pray for Jennifer, my daughter she is in a lot of pain and discomfort from her yeast infection. Miss talking to you; hope all is well.

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BITTYGIRL51 2/10/2012 6:21PM

    Yep, it's very wise to get rid of your old "fat" clothes. Otherwise, it's too easy to let things slip, and before you know it, you are back in them. Especially, if you know they are in your closet.

They are goint to a worthy cause too! Good for you!

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SUNNY572 2/10/2012 2:35PM

    That is great Sableness, recycle, give back and keep up the good work I see you going back again to donate after Spring!
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