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Checking In To Say Hi

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Hi, spbuddies! I haven't been blogging much, but I will try to stop in weekly to catch up. Things are going fine; still enjoying Fitbit, and just ordered the new SP book as I like to show my support as a way of giving back to them for providing this free site for the past four years.

Haven't had much to say - thus, no blogs.

Wishing everyone a healthy, happy week ahead. Oh, and I can't believe that it's March already.

  
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_LINDA 3/16/2013 1:48AM

    So glad things are going well for you! I was thinking of trying that fitbit, but I have trashed so many pedometers, I am loathe to get an expensive one and lose or wreck it. My workouts are high intensity and sweaty and I wrecked a pedometer just soaking it with my perspiration (gross but it is what it is) I would like to know how little sleep I get, that is the part that interests me the most.
That is great you ordered the new Spark book. I haven't even read the first one. I was maintaining when it came out and didn't feel the need to. So busy I don't have much reading time.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/5/2013 11:23AM

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FLORIDASUN 3/5/2013 9:57AM

    I'm addicted to my FITBIT...better than coffee huh? Glad to hear all is well with you...miss your blogs..you are quite the writer! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 3/4/2013 11:39AM

    I'll be curious to know how the new book differs from the original!

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KRISTINE99 3/4/2013 11:08AM

    Thanks for the update! Glad to hear everything is fine :) You are an inspiration to me so I always look forward to reading your blog entries. And, of course, very thankful that you regularly comment on mine. emoticon

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NANCY- 3/4/2013 8:40AM

    Glad things are going fine. And you do make a good point buying the book to give back and support the site.
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MEADSBAY 3/3/2013 9:23PM

    I was thinking the same thing about the book- although I thought the first book was so poorly written! Maybe they will have a better editor this time.
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ALEXSGIRL1 3/3/2013 8:17PM

    i have missed hearing from you i am glad you got the book and fitbit and are doing well

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CATHYGETSFIT 3/3/2013 5:17PM

    I was just wondering how you were doing. Glad to see you stop in from time to time.

Good idea about the book but that's why I bought the first one and still haven't read it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 3/3/2013 5:14PM

    Are you still 3 pounds from your goal? I think that is so awesome!

Keep posting when you can.

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RX_2_RV 3/3/2013 12:08PM

    Great idea...I will buy the book too...win-win!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/3/2013 12:02PM

    Thanks for checking in. I miss you. I have got to get one of those fitbits. I feel left out. LOL. I am ready for spring. the sun is out today but it's cold!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/3/2013 11:42AM

    Great update. Good point about supporting the website by buying the book. I'll do that too. Look how inspiring you are, even if it is only once a week! I so appreciate you. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 3/3/2013 11:30AM

    Glad you are still enjoying the fitbit, and glad that you are doing fine!

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ANOTHER POUND BITES THE DUST

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

3 more until goal. I'll enjoy that achievement for a minute, but already know that I'll reset it to a lower one shortly thereafter.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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FLORIDASUN 3/5/2013 9:58AM

    Wayyyy to go my friend...wayyyy to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 2/22/2013 8:05PM

    Congrats Jessie !!! Woo Hoo emoticon

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REMEMBER2BME 2/22/2013 8:07AM

    Outstanding job!!!

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MOMMACASSEY 2/21/2013 10:45AM

    Great work!

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NANCY- 2/21/2013 8:24AM

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You have found your stride.
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DALID414 2/20/2013 11:33PM

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NORWOODGIRL 2/20/2013 9:53PM

    Outstanding! I am so proud of you! Hope you are proud of yourself!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/20/2013 6:45PM

    emoticon You are doing great!

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KRISTINE99 2/20/2013 2:38PM

    emoticon So happy for you :) Keep up the great work!

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PAMDAQTPI 2/20/2013 12:04PM

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Almost there! Keep it up!

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NATPLUMMER 2/20/2013 10:53AM

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WALLAHALLA 2/20/2013 10:28AM

    always good to reach a milestone

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/20/2013 8:52AM

    Wonderful!!!! Your plan is working!

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Maybe I Won't Have to Pay My Bills

Friday, February 15, 2013

I was just going to do my online bill paying when I realized that I'll wait for another half hour. The asteroid is supposed to pass by pretty close to the earth; maybe I won't have to pay my bills after all. (smiling)

Wishing all a good day.

  
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FLORIDASUN 3/5/2013 10:00AM

    Wowsa...and wouldn't THAT be the ultimate pay back to the greedy gut creditors!?!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/19/2013 10:10PM

    ROFLMBO!!! So funny!!! Love it!

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/18/2013 7:56PM

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JILLYBEAN25 2/17/2013 3:04AM

    emoticon Oh, if only it were that easy...

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/16/2013 9:08PM

    Reading about you paying your bills reminds me.....whatever happened with the slow leak problem that you were having last year. Did you get it resolved okay?

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NANCY- 2/16/2013 8:50AM

    Ah to dream... then reality hits. The dream was nice while it lasted, yes?

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JUSTLLAMA 2/16/2013 4:00AM

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DALID414 2/16/2013 1:41AM

    Oh man!

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SPARKFRAN514 2/16/2013 1:03AM

    still here so did you get the bill paid emoticon


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WALLAHALLA 2/15/2013 11:30PM

    nice try, but I don't think they'd buy it

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NORWOODGIRL 2/15/2013 10:32PM

    The title of your blog certainly captured my attention! Then I read it. Hahahaha! You dreamer, you!!! emoticon

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CATLADY52 2/15/2013 7:28PM

    They still expect payment. emoticon Heartless aren't they?

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/15/2013 5:02PM

    I'm not sure which to wish for you :)

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BESCATS 2/15/2013 4:12PM

    I think I'll go on the side of "pay my bills". I really don't like the alternative. emoticon
One missed us, and the other is only suppose to be "close".

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LIVINGFREE19 2/15/2013 3:45PM

    It hit Russia and killed 400 people, but I think the US is immune from this one, good luck for next time though!

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KRISTINE99 2/15/2013 3:18PM

    Darn it! I need to catch up on my news. What is this asteroid you speak of? I better check it out emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 2/15/2013 2:46PM

    That's one way of looking at it - yikes is right - that thing is huge !

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PATRICIA441 2/15/2013 2:23PM

  It is on television right now about this! Russia was hit by an astroid that hurt over a thousand people! Wierd uh!Maybe you will be lucky and those bills will disappear!!!! emoticon

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I Won't Allow "What If"

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Yesterday, I cleared away clothing (that is now too big) to put out for pickup today by a local charity. I've done this throughout my four years in this healthy lifestyle change, but this time, a small nagging thought started to creep in. "What if you need this larger size someday?"

I banished it immediately. This has been the first time in my life that I was overweight (hormones, overwork, less exercise, stress, and yes, over eating), and I never want to go through this again. Unless someone takes a bike tire pump and fills me with air like a Macy's parade balloon, I will not let myself gain weight again. Period. End of story.

Happy Valentine's Day. While you're busy loving others, don't forget to save a bit for yourself.

  
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FLORIDASUN 3/5/2013 10:04AM

    Fantastic outlook...you will never go back to nasty lifestyle habits! NEVER! I LOVE Dr. Oz...did you see his recent program on how the big foodies actually addict us through fat, salt, and sugar...an eye popper for sure! emoticon And THIS is how they make their money...killing people..must feel good to sleep at night!

Snarky smile! emoticon Of course we DON'T have to buy it! emoticon We just need to know their dirty little secrets! emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/19/2013 10:09PM

    Good for you. It's too hard to get it back off to go through this again.

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DDHEART 2/17/2013 8:19PM

    It sounds to me as though you have given yourself the best valentine this year...
the promise that you will not go backwards. And stay away from those tire pumps!!

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CAMAEL100 2/17/2013 12:04PM

    Keeping 'fat' clothes around is not a good idea. It gives us room for complacency! If my clothes start to feel tight it is time to get back on track not look in the closet for my 'fat' clothes. Great decision!

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NANCY- 2/15/2013 8:56AM

    What a gift of love for yourself.
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JLITT62 2/15/2013 8:27AM

    Yup, I need to be gathering up more stuff myself! I have a couple of pairs of jeans that are now slightly too big & yes, I find myself reluctant to get rid of them . . . But I also know you need to be vigilant & act as soon as things get uncomfortable so that your clothes keep fitting!

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DALID414 2/15/2013 12:21AM

    I wish I had half your courage to give away my 'fat' clothes.

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PATRICIA441 2/14/2013 8:14PM

  Good for you having positive thoughts. My advise to you is to constantly watch and work your plan. Sometimes we take it easy and little by little the weight can creep back on . Being aware of that is very important. The very best to you. Sparks is an awesome place to learn and grow in knowledge of working our health and weight journey.

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CATLADY52 2/14/2013 6:32PM

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/14/2013 6:28PM

    good blog i just read somewhere that if you have a bad thought write it down then throw it out . it is supposed to banish bad thoughts for good. and if you have a good thought you write it down and put it in your pocket to save.

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MOMMACASSEY 2/14/2013 5:09PM

    Yay for banishing self-doubt!

This is my plan, as soon as I lose enough weight to banish clothes I will be doing it.

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MEADSBAY 2/14/2013 4:51PM

    Thank you for the reminder to love ourselves!
This is a hard thing for so many women.
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KRISTINE99 2/14/2013 3:42PM

    emoticon Happy Valentine's Day!

I love your resolve and determination :)

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ARCHIMEDESII 2/14/2013 2:34PM

    Did you keep one or two pairs of pants ? When I cleared out my closets I kept a couple of pairs of my largest sized pants. I figured one day I would do a "James Coco" before/after type photo.

And well, even though I don't ever plan on wearing size 16/18 pants again, keeping them around reminds me how far I've come since last wearing them.

I think it may be time for me to go through my closets.



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WALLAHALLA 2/14/2013 2:26PM

    I love your resolve! That is the right attitude.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/14/2013 2:10PM

    That is a great attitude to not ever let yourself get to that size again.

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KT-NICHOLS-13 2/14/2013 12:02PM

    Great Job all the way around!


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NORWOODGIRL 2/14/2013 10:12AM

    Good for you! What an inspiration to the rest of us!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 2/14/2013 9:00AM

    Great attitude!

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ROCKMAN6797 2/14/2013 8:35AM

    Great approach...very nice!

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The Irony of My Confession

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The other day, I poured my heart out, but forgot that my body often varies up to 6 lbs for no apparent reason. After talking about how I've overeaten healthy stuff, and getting back on track, I weighed myself again.

ONLY 4 LBS UNTIL GOAL!!!! So, it was one of those crazy variations that motivated me to blog about overeating. But it was a good reminder to myself to keep on keeping on.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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FLORIDASUN 3/5/2013 10:05AM

    So happy you are SO close! Woo hoo and hip hip Hurrah! emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/19/2013 10:07PM

    You are getting soooooooooooo close!!!!

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JILLYBEAN25 2/14/2013 2:58AM

    Well, at least some good came out of it! I'm glad to hear you're back so close to goal!

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CATHYGETSFIT 2/13/2013 6:52PM

    emoticon emoticon Well, at least your blog was a good reminder that overeating, no matter what kind of food it is, is still overeating and can still lead to weight gain. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-LINDA_S 2/13/2013 6:43PM

    Yeah, the scale can give you fits! I'm afraid I'm somewhat addicted to it at present--a habit I need to break! Glad your weight gain was just a fluctuation.

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WALLAHALLA 2/13/2013 4:54PM

    emoticon and WHEW!

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WALLAHALLA 2/13/2013 4:54PM

    emoticon and WHEW!

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CAMAEL100 2/13/2013 2:46PM

    Well done!!

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PRINCESSAMY 2/13/2013 1:33PM

    Great Job!

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RACEWELLWON 2/13/2013 10:10AM

    Congrats !That's why I stay away from the scale , sometimes . Although I know is a great way to gage but I still have the fear it will push me in the wrong direction. My body to fluctuates so much - I can tell by my close ! Happy Weds. Hugs K emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 2/13/2013 9:43AM

    emoticon You'll be there in no time! Will you be happy at that weight? Have you made plans for maintenance? emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 2/13/2013 9:17AM

  good for you. Blessings! emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 2/13/2013 8:50AM

    It sometimes seem our bodies have minds of their own. Wait a minute, they do!

Make today a great day!

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