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2 Weeks with the Spark!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Today is my 14th day since I have been back on SparkPeople and if you have read my blogs then you know that I have been having the BEST time with these new changes in my life. I have lost 11 lbs in the last 2 weeks! I'm so proud of myself for what I have accomplished so far and above all embracing this new healthy lifestyle. I am living proof that baby steps and being optimistic really does work. I take each day one step at a time and it has made things so much easier. I give everything a positive spin and keep my focus on the good things in my life. And I think the fact that I'm not on another " diet" has helped so much. Diets don't work in the long run and in my many years of experience they just cause you physical and mental stress. I will NEVER be a Yo yo dieter again!!

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DOVESEYES 1/13/2013 6:54PM

    Great work emoticon emoticon emoticon

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METIS457_79 1/13/2013 11:01AM

    Great job! emoticon emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 1/13/2013 10:18AM

    emoticon Congrats on the great progress and awesome attitude!

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SHRINKINGMEG27 1/13/2013 9:58AM

  11 pounds! That is amazing. You inspire me every day! emoticon emoticon

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NEWLEAF2013 1/13/2013 9:49AM

    emoticon And posting about it is contagious! emoticon

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    Woohoo! Well done! Keep pushing! emoticon

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IMACLICHE2013 1/13/2013 6:40AM

    Wow, excellent!!

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EDITOR 1/13/2013 6:11AM

    I had to "re-spark" as you did. I do know there is nothing or no one that can stand in our way. May this day, this year and whatever follows ignite your love and desires for 2013!

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RAND0M 1/13/2013 5:00AM

    Well done on your progress and great attitude emoticon

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Some people really upset me!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Today something interesting happened to me. I was in town with my son walking around and doing some shopping. Out of no where this group of young men passed me and then for no reason yelled to me " You're a Fat Cow and should be locked in a cage". The fact he said this to me didn't bother me as I am used to being insulted by strangers because of my weight but what did bring tears to my eyes was my son. He is only 3 years old and he turned to me and said " Mommy, why did that man say mean things to you?". Just the simple fact that my son had to witness that killed me inside. I could see that it bothered him and I had to try to explain that sometimes people are just mean for no reason.

I just hate how cruel and ignorant people can be in this world. What bothers me is the fact my child has to grow up in this world where it seems people are having less and less respect for others. My cousin who is handicap has had to spend her entire life being made fun of and I just find it unfair and horrible that people are so cruel. It truely doesn't bother me when people say things to me as I know that they have their own issue's and that's why they are trying to take focus off themselves because truthfully they have low self esteem. But as a mother I want to protect my child and when he is hurting it hurts me. Today some idiot hurt my child by insulting me in front of him and that really got me so angry.

Anyway, I'm finished ranting now! Haha! On a good note! I did well today with everything! I only got half a work out in because I am still feeling sick but half is better than nothing and I don't want to over do it. Everything is going great and I am excited about my future. I am loving life right now and most importantly I am loving myself. I am proud of myself for what I have accomplished so far. It might be a small step but I have put in 100% each and every day and I plan on continueing putting in 100%. emoticon emoticon

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CHRIS3874 1/12/2013 11:08PM

    How IGNORANT- I can' believe people can be that cruel!!!
They should be locked up in a cage!! No wait that's TOO GOOD for them.

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    That is so horrible that people are so unfeeling and rude. I'm mad FOR you! I had something like that happen to me when we were at Culver's (a frozen custard place in case they don't have them near you) but I didn't actually hear it. We had ordered custard and the person at the register had to make it so it took some time. A man came in with a bunch of young little league players and apparently said something about me being fat since he was mad that they had to wait to be served. My daughter said, "That man called you fat." I told her that he was just being rude because he was impatient but that really bothered her.

I hope that never happens to you again! The moral of my story is that nobody calls me fat anymore because I'm only 10 pounds away from my goal weight and am now 40 pounds lighter than that day. You will be there someday too!

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    I am so sorry that those people were rude to you and that your son heard. I'm glad you were kind enough to ignore them instead of shouting back. I'm a screamer and I'd have just "gone off", as my students say. I'm glad you had a place to let those feelings out.

I hope you can continue to affirm that you are a good and capable person. Keep up your good work and don't let ANYONE, no matter how loud or stupid take you off your path to improvement!!

Take care and all the best!
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HDHAWK 1/12/2013 8:41PM

    I'm really sorry you and your son had to hear that. What a mean person. I don't understand people sometimes. Why can't they just mind their own business. I'm sure they wouldn't feel good if we pointed out all their flaws in public. I'm glad you didn't let it derail your goals today!

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KAREN91 1/12/2013 8:32PM

    I'm so sorry that you were the target of some mean cruel men especially in front of your son. Be cheered by the thought that you are getting thinner and fitter with sparkpeople. On the other hand they will probably always be cruel thoughtless people who try to feel bigger by putting others down. emoticon emoticon

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DOVESEYES 1/12/2013 8:28PM

    I liked this blog so often we are the butt of people's own frustrations and I'm really proud of how you handled this. Good for you. Your son is a lucky boy to have such a great Mum.

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THIDDY 1/12/2013 8:17PM

    I'm really sorry you had to experience this! Where I come from, most insults are never to ones face, which somehow I think is worse, as when it gets back around to you, it feels more hurtful. I know it's unfortunate your son has to learn from an early age that people are mean, and it's not fair... but the good news is, you have the chance to raise him to stand up for people he hears being made fun of, and to have a healthy self esteem so he doesn't let the hurtful things people say get to him. I wish I had your strength to not feel upset when they say mean things about you. I would of been devastated!

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GOPINTOS 1/12/2013 8:07PM

    I am very sorry that happened also. Makes me angry even. But it sounds like you handled the situation very well.

You are a beautiful person and that other person will always be ugly, more than likely. Maybe they will grow up some day. There's always that hope I guess.

Anyways, you handled it very well. Kudos to you for that. emoticon

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CATIATM 1/12/2013 4:51PM

    emoticon I can't believe he SAID that to you! I'm so sorry you're "used to" being treated like that and can only hope that someday something happens to him to open his eyes to how his behaviour affects others. In the meantime, good for you for maintaining your self composure!

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CORTNEY-LEE 1/12/2013 3:33PM

    I am sorry people suck.

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SIMPLICITY235 1/12/2013 3:06PM

    Normally I would of said something back but being that I had my son with me I didn't want to put him in danger or for him to see me behave that way.

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AZULVIOLETA6 1/12/2013 2:44PM

    Gosh that is horrible. I've never had people say things like this to me to my face, at least not since I was a kid. Even when I weighed 300 pounds, nobody was that brazen.

Maybe I look like the kind of person who would fight back/give them an earfull they would never forget.

They should be ashamed of themselves.

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_KATHY 1/12/2013 2:29PM

    How very sad... Sad also that these young men are so lacking in something very important. What empty human beings they will become. Take care!

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ABSDELAROCHA1 1/12/2013 2:16PM

    I'm so sorry this happened to you. A lot of people are poor excuses for human beings. Even though it was hard for your son to witness this I think you turned it into a teachable moment by exhibiting how to handle ignorance with grace. Other people would have swore at those men.

Congratulations on sticking to your goals for the day!

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Day 12 complete!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Well I am sick today but I still managed to make today a success. This is my 12th day since starting up on SparkPeople again after years of being away, and so far everything is going brilliantly. My mind is set this time and just looking at this whole weight loss in a totally different way then I ever had before has made such a difference. Having a good plan in place and being ready to make a permeate lifestyle change is everything. When you stop seeing it as a " diet" and start seeing it as a way to get healthy and stay healthy it makes such a difference. I have found myself being less stressed , more determined and more patient then ever before. And I am loving exploring new healthy foods and ways to stay active. I really am finished with diets for good! I will reach my goals one day at a time and each day I get stronger and stronger! Being active and eating healthy is something I will never turn my back on again! I love it! And I will treat my body with the respect it deserves from now on!

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SHRINKINGMEG27 1/12/2013 1:07PM

  I agree that I am training my mind to know that its not a diet, its a lifestyle change. Keep up the good work! :)

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    You SO deserve the very best and I'm glad you're giving yourself just that from now onwards! Cheers to that!

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Feeling under the weather but still did well today!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Well today I'm not as " cheery" as usual because I'm sick emoticon . However, I still managed to do everything I set out to do today! Working out this morning went well as I didn't feel as bad this morning, its progressed through the day. I'm always one for trying to be optimistic so I'm reminding myself that while I feel horrible the silver lining is your body burns more calories when you are fighting an infection. Haha! ( I still have my sense of humor)

I might need to take it easy with the exercising for the next few days but that's OK. I just want to get better. I don't want to over do it. This is not a race, its a journey. I will just have to see how I feel tomorrow. I'm going to drink plenty of fluids and get some rest and hopefully I will feel better soon emoticon

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SUPERTHINMOM1 1/10/2013 12:34PM

    Hope you get to feeling better. I just got over being sick. I couldn't do my regular exercise because I could hardly breath. I have asthma and it is always complicated when I have a cold. So instead of my normal routine I walked on the tread mill. It wasn't a fast walk or anything but I did it. Maybe that might help you too. I hope you are back and going strong soon.

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DIANE529 1/10/2013 11:34AM

    Sorry you're not feeling well. I am so proud of you for doing what you need to do even though you're under the weather. Take it easy, drink your water and take good care of yourself. I hope you're feeling much better soon! emoticon

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Always Think Ahead!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Planning seems to be the real key. I am on day 10 of my new journey and have found it to be going very well so far. I credit my smooth transitions towards a healthy lifestyle to have been easy thus far to the fact that I have planned ahead.

I , like so many others on here am not new to " dieting" or trying to renew a healthy lifestyle. If anything the years of succeeding and failing have made me a bit of an expert on the subject. I am a researcher, I look into everything and know my options well before I choose a path. While in the past I have always had a well thought out plan in place I was never able to maintain it. I have discovered the reason for this. I didn't plan for the unplanned! I didn't plan for what I would do when I'm craving a certain food, lacked motivation, depression, stress, etc...

Its so important to have plans in place for when things are not going so well. For example: when I have a food craving or wanting to eat out of boredom I go for a walk to take my mind off of it. It really does the trick for me. And I have back up plans in place in the event I cant go for a walk. I think the key is to plan ahead for everything and make sure you find things that you enjoy and take the time out to do them.

Above all be optimistic! There is always a silver-lining! You just have to focus on the positive as much as possible and keep moving forward! There is nothing wrong with giving yourself a pep talk each morning to keep yourself motivated, remind yourself why you are making these changes in your life. Know that you are strong enough to get through what ever the day brings. Don't worry about the things you can not control or change in your life instead focus on the things you can. Take everything one day at a time and you will succeed! You are a winner! You did not wake up this morning to fail! emoticon

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HEIDIC75 1/9/2013 12:27PM

    I loved your blog.... you are so right about one day at a time !!!

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NFGFANIAM 1/9/2013 12:03PM

    Awesome post!!!

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ASHPATCH11 1/9/2013 11:32AM

    keep pushing one good choice then another!!

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