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A Day of Gratitude and Joy

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Today's one of the day's when it dawns on me - wow, I feel so much more wonderful without these 33 lbs (fluctuates between 31-33)!!! Not that I ever take it for granted, but most of the time, I'm busy lamenting that I've been on a plateau or that I'm kinda discouraged by no/slow progress toward the final 20 lbs to go. But day's like today, I awaken and just revel in the lightness of being. And the feeling of gratitude.

  
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JOURNIJAE 5/29/2009 11:09PM

  very good, just be.. who you are and what you are in any given moment... gratitude is the key.. it attracts good things ...keep it up way to go...

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BEFIT014 5/28/2009 11:23PM

    emoticon You're doing emoticon

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Adding Equipment to My Home Gym

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I celebrated the holiday weekend by adding two pieces of equipment to my home gym. I have a treadmill, elliptical, exercise bike, stairmaster, etc. I added an ab cruncher and leg magic. Now, I have to get busier on all of them. (p.s. I have a very small place. Treadmill and stairmaster are in the garage, exercise bike is in the middle of the living room, and elliptical takes up a lot of my small bedroom. Also, if ever you visit San Diego, let me know. We will go to a healthy lunch.)

  
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BEFIT014 5/28/2009 11:22PM

    Ooh, I love new toys!

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BINEMELLES 5/27/2009 6:34AM

    wow, you must have lots of room for a home gym!
i couldn't even make room for a stationary bike ... got rid of it during my last move since it had become a very space consuming clothes rack, lol!
my dad gave me a pair of dumbbells for my birthday, i still have to get to use them ... as soon as my strained shoulder is feeling a little better, i will!

congrats on your new additions! have fun working out with them!

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ARTHURTOM 5/27/2009 12:46AM

    If I ever come to San Diego, I'm not going to look for a Bally Total Fitness Center, I'm just going to look you up!

You GO Jessie!

tim

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I Finally Get It - No Magic Bullets for Me!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This past holiday weekend, it finally sunk in. First, a little background. I've been on this new lifestyle change since last October. I found SP in January 09. Since then, I've been on a slow loss but mostly plateau and I recently read that's no plateau anymore - it's not doing something right to fire-up my metabolism. I have 20 more lbs to go, and my body just does not want to relinquish any more weight. It seems to be saying, "hey, I've given up 33 and that's it!" (smiling) Okay, so I've been reading on some SP webpages of people who are using assistance from weight loss products. I researched those over the weekend. Nope. Won't work for me. Then I've been toying with the idea of going back to Nutrisystem for just a couple of months. I started with them for 3 months and it worked well. Not only do I not have that in my budget, but I also feel that, even if I lose the rest of this weight with that program, I'll still have to learn to do this on my own at some point. And what I have personally found is that I can tend to rely on a program if it is working. I then think it's the only way to do it - especially since this has been so slow at this point. The point of the story is this... It has finally sunk in. Stick with Sparkpeople and do the right things, and the weight will come off. No magic bullets, just hard work and patience. Again, thanks to all my sparkfriends for all of your support and help.

  
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AMYMLE 5/26/2009 4:47PM

    Yea! Let's hear it for revelations and breakthroughs! It reminds me a little about the interview with the Spark Motivator of the Day, Birdie from Florida (one of the guests on GMA this morning). In her interview, she talked about hitting mental plateaus. May or may not accompany weight plateaus, but just as frustrating...if not more.

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4-Month SP Anniversary - Celebrated w/new Spark Shirt

Monday, May 25, 2009

Today is my 4-month anniversary since finding this great website. I celebrated by ordering a sharp shirt and plan to make it my official workout shirt. Thanks for everything, Chris and staff. And thanks to all of my sparkfriends for all your great support and advice.

  
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AMYMLE 5/26/2009 4:45PM

    Happy Sparkiversary! I like your way to celebrate. I might just have to order one myself so I can join in the Spark American weekend in June, spread the Spark at the Y, etc.

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LOTSACATSME 5/25/2009 2:19AM

    happy anniversary, glad you stuck with it.

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Memorial Day Tribute - Thanks to All

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I am a person who has a lifelong appreciation for those who are serving and have served our country. My respect and admiration of the sacrifices that have been made run very deep. To all who have served and those who are now gone - you are cherished. Thank you.

  


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