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Guess What? Another Lb Gone!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

To say I'm thrilled is an understatement. I'm on a roll and get on the scale now in order to see a number I haven't seen in about 7 years!!!!! Wooooooohooooo!

A big hug to all my sparkfriends for their wonderful support.

  
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WALLAHALLA 11/11/2012 10:31PM

    emoticon for another pound lost. May it stay where it is and never return.

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DEBBY4576 11/11/2012 9:43PM

    Seven years!!!! Wow you are really really doing well. You must be as proud of you as we are!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/11/2012 9:10PM

    I am soooooooooooooooo happy for you!! You deserve this!!

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JILLYBEAN25 11/11/2012 7:04PM

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Too, too awesome!!! I'm so glad you busted through your plateau!!!

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CATLADY52 11/11/2012 7:00PM

    Just remember that 98% is up to you. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 11/11/2012 6:11PM

    I'm so happy I can be a part of this moment in your life!! So glad to hear it!!
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CHRISTINASP 11/11/2012 3:56PM

    Congrats!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/11/2012 1:04PM

    Way ta go!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/11/2012 12:52PM

    emoticon That is great!!

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PRACHI17 11/11/2012 11:07AM

    Yay!!!! good job keep up the good work

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Another Pound Gone Gone Gone

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Woohoo, another lb kicked to the curb.

Very excited.

Have a wonderful day.

  
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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/10/2012 8:45AM

    Wow, Jesse, nicely done! Congrats and way to go!

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LJCANNON 11/9/2012 4:58PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon That is some FINE Kicking!!! Congratulations!!

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Too fabulous to see those pounds go away!

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WALLAHALLA 11/8/2012 2:59PM

    Let's sing it...
Duh duh duh, another pound bit the dust
duh nuh Duh duh duh, another pound bit the dust
and another pounds gone
and another pounds gone
another pound bit the dust
hey, I'm gonna lose more too
another pound bit the dust...
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/8/2012 9:19AM

    Awesome!!! That no/low carb thing must be working for you!

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Leave those Clocks Alone!

Monday, November 05, 2012

Enough with this time change! Just when I get used to it, it'll be time to "spring ahead." There's absolutely no reason to do this. Let's stick to Daylight Saving, how 'bout it?

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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JILLYBEAN25 11/7/2012 2:46PM

    I hate the time changes. HATE. THEM.

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WALLAHALLA 11/6/2012 8:01PM

    I really don't care which time they choose, just pick one and stick with it.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/6/2012 5:20PM

    I much prefer DST over Standard Time. They do it so children don't have to wait for the bus in the dark.

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LUCYJOY 11/6/2012 12:48PM

    Spring forward and leave it! I like my light to be later in the day.

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NELLJONES 11/6/2012 8:00AM

    Or stick to standard time?

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RUNNER12COM 11/6/2012 12:42AM

    I just miss Spring and Summer.

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LINDA! 11/6/2012 12:34AM

    I agree!

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DEBBY4576 11/5/2012 8:31PM

    One of the main things I like about Arizona, is it doesn't do the time change or DST. I really like it. When the babies were little in California, I had to put up with them being all out of sorts for at least a week.

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CATLADY52 11/5/2012 6:45PM

    I can remember the time when we turned back the clocks in the middle of October. Now it turns back so much later in the year that it almost seems like we aren't "Saving" any time at all. emoticon

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MEETSADMAMA 11/5/2012 6:37PM

    I find it's easier to get out of bed in the morning if I can see a bit of light. Dark makes me think it's too early and I can't seem to drag myself out of bed.

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LIVINGFREE19 11/5/2012 4:41PM

    This always screws me up for a few days after doing this...in the spring and in the fall!

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KANSASROSE67 11/5/2012 2:52PM

    It is hard but I'm excited about running in the daylight in the mornings again!

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-LINDA_S 11/5/2012 12:11PM

    Well, I kinda agree, but it's awful dark in the mornings in DST time for kids who need to get to the bus stop and such. I would like it to stay light later at night, though.

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ALISHAB3 11/5/2012 11:34AM

    I agree. Why do they think we need to be jerked around like this?

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20 lbs of Cat Litter - The Big Reminder

Saturday, November 03, 2012

The other day I was carrying a 20 lb. jug of cat litterout of the store, and it was not fun as my car was parked in the distance.

Then the OMG moment.... this is what my body had been carrying around before I lost the weight! Yikes!

I think it's good to have this kind of reminder when things stall out in the journey toward my goals.

This week was quite amazing for me after being on a forever plateau (years). I limited carbs and lost 5 lbs. Very happy about that.

Wishing all a fun weekend.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/6/2012 5:20PM

    Congrats on the weight loss!! Excellent!!

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WATERMELLEN 11/4/2012 6:19PM

    Way to go on hte 5 pounds plateau breakthrough! For me it's lugging bags of dog chow: not onlyh did I really carry around "that" much, I pumped blood and oxygen through it too!!

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NANCY- 11/4/2012 5:00PM

    I bet you will never look at kitty litter the same way ever again. It is inspiring to have it as a reminder.
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/4/2012 1:28PM

    You are so right!

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NELLJONES 11/4/2012 7:32AM

    What a wonderful way to look at it. Makes it easier to both carry the litter and appreciate your accomplishment.

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CATLADY52 11/3/2012 11:58PM

    Every so often we get reminded of the pounds we have lost in ways that make no sense at first. That is the good part.



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WALLAHALLA 11/3/2012 7:51PM

    emoticon Ah Ha moments are great

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DEBBY4576 11/3/2012 3:57PM

    I saw on the huddle that you lost 5 lbs. So I thought to myself, you must have blogged it. And there it was at the end. I would have had it in the headlines haha. But I liked what you did put. Reminded of tv shows on weight and they bring out 20 lbs of fat, and you feel almost like throwing up. You had an ah ha moment, and am so glad you shared!!!
So all you did was cut back the carbs? I too have noticed I will not lose if I have even the recommended complex carbs. Congrats girl. You are doing sooooo good.

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NATPLUMMER 11/3/2012 11:19AM

    Great reminder :-)

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HELLENACKERMAN 11/3/2012 11:03AM

    It's so easy to not think about that extra weight, but like you, I always compare it to a 5 pound bag of sugar or heavier, everyday, life items and it really is an eye opener!

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LIVINGFREE19 11/3/2012 10:38AM

    Funny, I just bought 8 - 20 lb. cat litter jugs yesterday. I bought the Tidy Cat brand. I got it for only $5.00 a jug and i loaded up for that price!
I hope you got a good deal on yours too. It is not fun hauling that stuff around!
I have 3 1/2 of those 20 lb cat litters to lose in weight!

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JUNEAU2010 11/3/2012 10:32AM

    GREAT reminder!

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EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

Friday, November 02, 2012

Seeing the struggles on the East Coast, as well as witnessing what happened during a big blackout we had last year (or was it the year before, time goes so fast I lose track), I've been building a small stockpile of emergency supplies.

If you add a thing or two every year, it is painless and can make all the difference in how you fare through an emergency.

Not least of which, don't wait until you are on E to fill up your vehicle. A couple for friends had a very tough time getting home during the blackout since traffic was at a crawl. They almost ran out of gas since they DO wait until E all the time. It's a simple preventive measure.

Hope all are well. Have a good day.

(p.s. Hours after writing this, I thought of one more thing I've heard recently. Keep some emergency cash at home because ATM's won't work if power goes out. Including stores' registers.)

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/6/2012 5:19PM

    I always have emergency supplies as I live so far from town. We are thinking of getting a whole house generator.

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NANCY- 11/4/2012 4:59PM

    Being prepared and having a plan does help. A friend of mine lives in LA and includes pet supplies in her earthquake kit. At least with storms we get a heads up and can make preparations.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/4/2012 1:27PM

    In an odd way, getting ready for our self-supported bicycle tour has also helped us be ready for emergencies. We now have many things we need to survive without electricity or a clean water supply that we didn't have a few months ago.

My parents used to never let their gas tank get more than half empty. My husband and I also do that in the wintertime, but not so much in the summer.

While watching the news last week, I couldn't help but think how people able to ride on bicycles for daily transportation have such an advantage after a disaster. I know a lot of people aren't physically able to do that, but it sure would have helped with the traffic problems in NYC after Sandy if more people were used to riding their bikes for transportation.

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NELLJONES 11/3/2012 9:19AM

    We had plenty of warning for Sandy. I feel badly for people in earthquake prone areas where you have to be prepared for something that probably won't happen in your lifetime, but may. I remember the lists of stuff to keep in bomb shelters, and that was before bottled water. Don't forget to swap your canned food around as it gets old.

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SHOOTIN4STARS 11/2/2012 9:34PM

    That is definitely food for thought. A little forethought can go a long way in an emergency. Thanks for the tips!

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WALLAHALLA 11/2/2012 6:16PM

    When we fail to prepare, we are prepared to fail.

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CATLADY52 11/2/2012 5:08PM

    It seems as if we all forget that part of the equation. Hail Emergency Kits. emoticon

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RYDERB 11/2/2012 3:12PM

    Thanks for the tips. Sometimes the little things really make a difference.

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LIVINGFREE19 11/2/2012 1:42PM

    I see there is a shortage of gas here on the east coast in the most hardest hit areas also.
It is a shame what these natural disasters do to the people.
Also, it is a very good point to not wait until you are on E to fill up your gas tank.

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NATPLUMMER 11/2/2012 1:35PM

    Good idea.

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JIBBIE49 11/2/2012 1:31PM

    Yes, apparently MANY people didn't prepare for Hurricane Sandy from what I'm seeing now on the news. When they say to fill the bathtub full of water as you night not have clean water for a week, then at least do that much. Get batteries as the power will be off, and go get gas. I live in Pensacola, Florida where we had Hurricane IVAN and we didn't have power for 12 days. They say to get prepared for a reason, so you are SO right.

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