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Hi guys...I missed y'all!

Friday, April 11, 2014

So I went on my cruise and had a wonderful time. Gained 4 lbs and partied my butt off!! Pretty happy that I didn't feel like I deprived myself of food I wanted to try, or drinks up on the Lido with friends. My husband even went to the gym and ran the track but honestly, the last thing I wanted to do was feel like I was exercising, so I made up for it by swimming, snorkeling, walking the streets of Jamaica, even hiking a waterfall! (Dunn's River Falls if you ever go!) I felt great about getting on the ship having met my personal goal of being under 200lbs. When we got back I kinda stopped recording my meals and counting calories and in the last 3 months I've only lost 8 lbs. So I'm back, and ready to account for my actions and get back on track. Oh, and the last month I had to battle the pain from my ruptured disc so I couldn't exercise...at all. Heck, I couldn't even wash my hands without leaning on the sink! It was bad this time. I'm finally back on my feet and ready to get in a regular routine. I don't know where you all live but our winter in MD was horrible! We even got snow a week ago!! I'm soooo done with winter and can't wait to get outside. Its so pretty out now I have all the windows open and I'm starting my spring cleaning!
I'm glad that I didn't leave spark people as long this time as I have in the past because I know how much it has helped me and how much support I've gotten from all of you. I hope each one of you have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to reconnecting soon!!
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If I had a dollar...

Friday, October 25, 2013

If I had a dollar for every time I felt unworthy. If I had a dollar for every time I felt ashamed. If I had a dollar for every time I wanted to cry but didn't. If I had a dollar for all the times I did. If I had a dollar for every piece of junk I put in my mouth. If I had a dollar for every worthless thought. If I had a dollar for all the times I heard whispers. If I had a dollar for all the times I hurt. If I had a dollar for each pain in my joints. If I had a dollar for every broken promise.

I would buy a happy thought. I would buy some big smiles. I would rent a best friend. I would lease a fruit farm. I would buy new bones and I would buy some tight skin. I would pay for my kids to view me differently. I would give to the charity of love.

But those things are priceless! So I'll just settle for being me.

I will work for food! I will work for health! I will work for love! I will work for my happiness! And I will receive all the riches in the world for FREE!

I will Love Me... for Me!

  
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MESEATURTLE 10/29/2013 4:51AM

    Very deep and very well said !

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BRADMILL2922 10/29/2013 1:18AM

    Love this! Simple. Real. Honest. Well said indeed!

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KONA509 10/25/2013 7:46PM

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ARNETTELEE 10/25/2013 3:18PM

  Good incentive!

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Cruise update...

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hi guys! Its been a month and a half since my last blog. I'm down another 15 lbs so I'm on track. I have until November 10th until we board so I think I can meet my goal! That's about 40 days from now. I still am not exercising as much as I'd like to but I am trying to accompany my husband to the gym a couple times a week. Because of my F.M. and sciatica I find it really hard to bounce back from a workout. I feel fine when I bike and use the weight machines but after I get home and for the next few days my whole body is in such pain, and I'm not talking about muscle soreness. Radiating pain down my legs, deep aches in my hips and my ankles and knees can't even support me going down stairs. I have to lean on the railing as much as possible. This is nothing new to me. I can say that I've gotten used to it as much as someone can but I just wish I was like everyone else and benefited from exercising and felt good afterwards or at least didn't feel as if my body was attacking itself and punishing me for something as simple as walking! Its frustrating but I'm trying to stay positive and I didn't mean for this blog to bring me or anyone else down but this is what keeps me from stepping it up a notch and getting more fit. So now all I can really do is try to push through the pain, track my intakes and deal with it.
On the positive side...I hope to be under 200 this week! I haven't been since 2007 and its a huge step for me. I know that will help give me more motivation and a whole new set of goals to achieve!
Thank you to everyone who is supporting me and I hope each and every one of you stay strong and push through our toughest struggles to be victorious in the end!

  


Cruisi'n for a Lose'n

Thursday, August 15, 2013

My husband surprised me with a cruise to the western carribean this November for our 6 year Anniversary! That gives me almost 90 days to do a mini- transformation for myself so I can feel energetic and better in some tropical clothes. So my new goal is a minor 10 lbs a month. That's about 30 lbs down before I go. I think for me it will make a world of difference...especially if we go on a specific excursion I want to. We will be in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and there's a waterfall hike we really want to do. Right now I wouldn't be able to keep up...between my weight on my bones and sciatica I'd be in so much pain. I can tell a difference with just the 10 lbs I've lost so far that another 30 will make a huge difference. Unlike so many others...the food on the cruise is not an issue for me. I LOVE all the fruits and salad bars they have and were so active walking and swimming on board that the last cruise we took this past Jan, I didn't gain anything! I didn't limit myself but I don't remember ever over eating...matter of fact I really didn't have a huge appetite at all. Hopefully I'll stay on track and discipline myself this time also.
This past week hasn't been bad but I haven't lost anything either. I've been well under my limits but I haven't been exercising. I still drink nothing but lemon water...I've had one coffee in 4 weeks! I don't crave caffeine anymore and I can't get enough water. Sweet tea was my downfall but ironically I haven't even wanted that...not even at restaurants! Saves us at least $2 every time though by just ordering water! ;) (with extra lemon!)
Do you think I'm retaining water? I was sure I would have lost another pound or two by now.
My sodium intake is moderate...not over the top...but I just think I havent lost because I've been lazy.

Well here's to another week! Thanks to all my friends and thanks for reading!

  
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SHAYBABY79 8/28/2013 5:39PM

    UPDATE: Lost 4 more lbs since this blog. Trying to keep my energy up but having a hard time. I feel lighter though and I'm going to concentrate on moving..moving..moving. If I could I'd stay in bed all day. :(

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JANETTEB553 8/15/2013 4:20PM

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Sabotage City

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ok so I've been trying so stink'n hard to stay on track. I've had only water with lemon for a week now. I have tracked every crumb that has gone into my mouth and every step I take. My husband said he was going to be supportive of me cutting back, and he too is wanting to lose weight. He goes to the gym 3-4 times a week even! His issue is that while he does try to exercise, he doesn't watch what he eats. So then...the little remarks he is making to me is driving me nuts. Here's an example: Yesterday he tells me he has 2 free chicken sandwich coupons for Chic-Fil-A and wants to take our 3 kids for lunch. I said that's great and we go. He gets a chicken combo with a sweet tea and I ordered the fruit parfait! Yay me! Then he says... if you want some of my tea u can, its just a sip. And, ...why didn't you order a salad or fries!? I said, because I don't need it and I'm really trying to just stick with water for now. *rolls eyes*.
Then we walk the mall for an hour which was great.
We get home and were planning on going to the carnival but it started raining. So now...what to do for dinner?? Sonic!!
Just great...so I decided to stay home and eat leftover stew I made and drink my water.
They come back with huge shakes, all this good-smelly-burger-fry-sweet-milkshake stuff and I'm going nuts!! To top it off my husband sits down right next to me slurping and licking all his gooey gooey goodness right in my face. A LARGE Sonic Blast.
One of the kids even asks me if I wanted to try their strawberry cheesecake blast. I politely refuse and continued to suck on my waterbottle.

Ya know????? I'm a lot stronger of a woman than I thought I was because ANY other day I would have caved in and just told myself that "I'll make up for it tomorrow". But I almost feel taunted...like its a game now and I have to get to the next level. A sick twisted game.

LEVEL UP baby!!
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KITTYROXX 7/28/2013 7:46PM

    First of all, emoticon on staying strong so far!

Oh my goodness, reading this was like reading a page of my past. Oh wait - actually make that today! (We took a detour to a local donut shop to retrieve an apple fritter, at which he promptly ate in the car, thus flooding the small compartment with that sugary goodness emoticon )

Now come to think of it, my other half didn't make any major changes in his eating until his doctor had a little chat with him about his diet and educated him about caloric intake. (Of course, none of anything I've talked about in the past few years helped at all, but ten minutes with this dr? Sheesh) If you stay strong with your goals, your results will speak for themselves. When people bug me, I tend to say "I don't eat that" and that usually is the end of that.

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144AUTUMN 7/28/2013 5:17PM

  You can do it!!

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MTN_KITTEN 7/28/2013 4:56PM

    You are a strong woman ... I might have smacked all of them.

On the other hand, my beloved thin hubby has seen me "start over" a kajillion times. Though he is supportive he probably isn't sure about this. This time there will be no stopping. No starting over. Just doing it.

I saw on someone's Sparkpage, There is no starting over if you never stop!!!
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JEANUT 7/28/2013 4:36PM

    Tell him you'll remind him of this when he has his heart bypass surgery.
Some people don't realize how hard it is for us. My husband and my MIL both try to sabotage me, it gets easier to say no the more you do it.... I'm still learning that one myself.
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