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I MUST BE NUTS!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yesterday, I was walking through each store and restaurant in a nearby mall as part of membership development for the local Chamber of Commerce. I entered this bistro-like cafe with delish aromas everywhere, and a full view of their bakery items. I gave them my info, and put my business card into the jar thinking that maybe I'd win lunch whenever they had the drawing. The lady behind the counter beamed and said, "oh, you put your business card in there, so you get this for free." She held up this huge, homemade, yummy-looking chocolate chip cookie and I didn't miss a beat. Before I could think twice, I said politely, "Oh thank you, but please give mine to someone else who'd like it." I had a huge smile for the rest of the day, marveling that I didn't even have to think twice about the decision. Nor do I yearn for goodies anymore. Now, the amazing part of this is that I used to be the sugar queen of the universe. So, I must be nuts to have passed that up! But now that I've been eating healthier, my body doesn't crave the junk anymore. I also know that I'm an "all or none" gal. That is, there's no way I could have had just that one cookie and enjoyed it. It would have been a trigger for more, no doubt. Wow, I could never have passed up something like this in the past. But now it's not even a consideration. Whew, I'm impressed! (smiling)

  
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HEALINGHANDS615 4/18/2009 2:00PM

    HUGE VICTORY!!!!!

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SPARKLESSENCE 4/18/2009 1:22PM

    I'm sitting here with my mouth agape! What an amazing feat, Jesse! WOW!! emoticon - Sara emoticon

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H-2-OH 4/18/2009 10:48AM

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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ADKMRS. 4/18/2009 8:18AM

    No emoticonfor you! Good job.

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BEFIT014 4/18/2009 7:32AM

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RUBYSNANA 4/18/2009 7:11AM

    Good for you Jessie! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I love the fact that we are all doing this journey and succeeding with one small, but good, decision at a time!


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BINEMELLES 4/18/2009 6:15AM

    YAY! this totally made me jump off my chair! emoticon
one million congrats for making that healthy decision, and that you didn't even think twice about it! see, being and eating healthy has already become natural to you - you are on a GREAT path!

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DESERTDREAMERS 4/18/2009 6:09AM

    emoticon Definately a milestone!

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DISNEYSMOM 4/18/2009 1:39AM

    That's fantastic!! Congratulations! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Parts of My Body Returning! Hooray!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Amazing, but I am finding parts of my body that have been MIA during my past couple of chubby years. My upper arms' flesh doesn't hang down and my muscular definition is returning. I can feel my abs where I'd despaired at the possibility of never finding them again. When I zip my pants, I can actually see the zipper! It's all good. There are so many benefits to weight loss, that I have to keep them in mind during the times when my motivation leaves town for a little while. (smiling) Have a good weekend, sparkfriends. emoticon

  
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PEDIPOD 4/19/2009 2:28PM

    I do know what you mean!! I've been embarrassed to say it, but my knees are re-emerging -- I can find them and see them again. Sad that I couldn't before but fabulous that they are here now!!

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SPARKLESSENCE 4/17/2009 10:48PM

    Sounds like you're looking "ab fab" these days, especially since you can see the zipper again! And the upper arms, too - wow! Isn't it fantastic to see the way this has paid off so handsomely? You have no idea how much you're inspiring the rest of us by sharing these amazing changes with us :) - Sara emoticon

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BEFIT014 4/17/2009 10:30AM

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Seeing the Scales Next Set of Lower Numbers Is Thrilling

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I realized this morning, as I head out to yet another professional networking meeting where there will be ever-present food temptations, that it's so thrilling to see this new next set of lower numbers as I weighed myself. I'll keep that in mind as everyone else is shoveling donuts and big, fat egg dishes down their gut. (smiling) Have a good day, everyone. Once again, thank you to my friends for all of their great support. I never take it for granted and am very appreciative of all your words of wisdom.

  
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SPARKLESSENCE 4/16/2009 7:13PM

    Excellent work, Jesse! WTG!!!! - Sara emoticon

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ARTHURTOM 4/16/2009 11:14AM

    I always think of what it took for me to do what I've done and then shoving egg dishes and doughnuts in my kisser always loses it's luster!

Keep up the good work and the mindset! You'll see the rest of that weight fall off!

Tim

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CINDIDIT 4/16/2009 9:47AM

    Yes it is such a thrill when the scale moves below a ten mark! I am also keeping in mind that summer is right around the corner. Summer = less clothes to hide behind.
Or in my new attitude. summer = me in my slimmer sizes.
cindy

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I've Been Debating

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Yes, I know that I should be strong and do this on my own. But I am tempted to get back on Nutrisystem for this last 17 lbs. I did that for the first few months and lost consistently. However, it's expensive and I should just get it out of my mind and do this independently - especially since I now have this great site and so many wonderful, supportive friends.

  
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7REBACCA7 4/15/2009 4:52PM

   

Please do not feel you have to do this alone.There is so many just like you.I see you have friends that care and so do i .Write to me anytime i will help you any way i can.If you have a shape picture of your self happy and healthy picture this self in the mirrow think of every reason you can why you want to be this way again.No food program will do it for you,but find your excitement in getting to be your best self ,love your self never cut your self down.If you do not know how addictive refined sugar can be read my spark Page and never ever give up just sugar excess pervents me from being a size 6 again with many tears and sorrows come with regaining if you do it now you will be in control i recomend you go into the web site first yourself by a women named Pitman or right side of my page so much help under my favorites Congrats on such a wonderful achievement emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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H-2-OH 4/15/2009 3:14PM

    I never tried Nutrisystem but I've tried Weight Watchers, Medical Weight Loss, and though I lost a lot with MWL it was unsustainable because the restrictions were so low that once it was over I couldn't sustain it. It's always so tempting to go for a quicker fix. If you can do it on your own and make it a lifestyle I bet the loss will be easier to maintain.
Good luck! 17 pounds is very attainable. You can do it.


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SPARKLESSENCE 4/15/2009 12:31PM

    I'm of like mind with LPIFER in that Nutrisystem isn't something that's meant to be used forever. Years ago - in a distant galaxy far away, before the advent of Splenda - I lost 65 lbs. and maintained that loss for several years (it's the best I've ever done). My maintenance diet was identical to what I ate 'til I reached my goal - with a few calories added. That made for an easier transition in the long run. Good luck to you as you decide - and emoticon on having only 17 lbs. left! - Sara emoticon

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LAURENALICIA 4/15/2009 12:17PM

    You can't do Nutrisystem forever - might as well do the healthy foods now. I'm doing the Slim Fast plan and am trying to "wean" myself off for that very reason!

Congrats on getting to that last 17lbs!!!

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ARTHURTOM 4/15/2009 11:51AM

    Are you trying to talk yourself into it or out of it?

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WYOWILDDEE 4/15/2009 11:04AM

    I think using whatever tools work for you is fine but if the expense is a question I believe that this program will get you there. I do think that this is the only program for me that I could continue maintenance when I reach my goal. You are so close, best wishes to you! emoticon

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Hooray, A Small Personal Victory

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I knew I had to attend a professional networking meeting this morning, which meant ordering breakfast. There were five choices, one of which was the healthy combo I eat daily and within my calorie intake range. I chose that one, and it wasn't even difficult to circumvent the other combos of eggs, pancakes, hash browns, etc. I'm thrilled with my new healthy eating lifestyle. Another reminder of my changes was when I was getting dressed and took out a suit I'd bought to accommodate my fatter self. It didn't fit. Just draped over me and slid off. WOW, what a great reminder that I'm on the right track.

  
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DBELLE39 4/15/2009 10:32AM

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PEDIPOD 4/14/2009 4:36PM

    Congratulations!! This is fantastic -- great to think of a suit just having to go bye-bye!

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SPARKLESSENCE 4/14/2009 4:04PM

    Another fabulous milestone! Well done, Jesse! - Sara emoticon

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ARTHURTOM 4/14/2009 3:54PM

    Small victories add up to big results and your last bit that you are working on will come off!

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2010TRIATHLETE 4/14/2009 3:36PM

    emoticon That is awesome! Keep up the great work!

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AQUAGIRL08 4/14/2009 1:54PM

    Congratulations on your healthy lifestyle! Doesn't it feel good? I always get so excited when I put on clothes that used to fit and then they are too big!
Kudos to you for sticking with your program!
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SUNSHINE_GAL 4/14/2009 1:05PM

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Isn't it great to see clothes being to big? Sometimes seeing a change other than on the scale is like a double victory! It makes you feel so good. Keep up the positive actions and you'll reach that goal in no time.

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