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Reminding Myself That It's My Own Race

Monday, July 27, 2009

This is a consistent theme with me, and one I really have to work on. I am thrilled when I read the accomplishments of others' weight loss, I truly am. But after the thrill wears off, I inevitably say (for example), "she lost 60 lbs in a year," and I've only lost 33 lbs in 9 months (assuming this plateau will remain for the remainder of the year). Why is my progress so much slower? Sure, I know all of the reasons why. I also know better than to compare, but I do anyway. I've gotta get over that.

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MEADSBAY 7/29/2009 3:44PM

    This is one of my personal struggles, too.
I just keep my eye on MY prize and stroke myself for my achievements.

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S_HANSEN 7/27/2009 10:48PM

    You are doing so well... emoticonon the 33 # so far!!! This is your journey not anybody elses journey. Your journey will take a different time frame than the others you read about. Maybe you could read those blogs or articles and get the message of how they did it not how much they lost. I am sure they talk about how it happened. How they gave up pop, or started eating at home, etc... concentrate on that message and maybe just maybe you will stop the comparison. Enjoy this journey. You are so worth it.

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NOCALORIES 7/27/2009 8:02PM

    Congratulations! You have lost 33 pounds. You have achieved many goals and thank you for sharing your challenge of wanting to do more. Be happy you have this wonderful site where you can speak your thoughts and there will be a sparkperson to help you deal with the situation.

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JOURNIJAE 7/27/2009 6:44PM

  it is difficult to want to compare ourselves to others and wish it could be us.. it is a lesson in patience and to try to remember the slower we lose the easier it is to adjust ourselves to our new weight, it will happen and someday someone will look at you and wish they could be where you are in your weightloss and you will be able to enourage others to reach thier goals

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RICH530 7/27/2009 2:43PM

    Remember what you have accomplished!! You have lost 33 pounds that is great. Try to keep that positive attitude. It is always easier to say than to do but you Can do it!!!

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JAESGUY 7/27/2009 2:10PM

  Just go with your own pace and do what makes you feel good .. I wrote a blog on the subject ...We are not in a race against eachother .Be proud of your accomplishments that you achieved so far and keep up the good work...

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FLMOMX2 7/27/2009 11:52AM

    Your title says it all. Each of us have our own race and our own pace. You are doing great. Better than some and not as good as others. You are UNIQUE and SPECIAL. Have a great week.

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New Exercise Equipment

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Got myself a mini trampoline and a pedometer. Now all I have to do is take them out of the box and use them. Just read an article about why weight loss may not be working despite best efforts. One of their points is that some people need a big breakfast and they lose faster that way. That is, a big chunk of my calories at that meal. I'm going to try that. Here's a shout out to all my peeps - have a fun day full of laughter and as much joy as you can muster.

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MARIE625 7/28/2009 10:22AM

    I LOVE my pedometer. I never dreamed how important to me it would be. Just putting it on motivates me to get up off the couch. When I first started wearing it, I was averaging about 2,000 steps per day. It didin't take long to reach the recommended 10,000 steps per day and now, I frequently hit 20,000 steps per day.

Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.


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ARTHURTOM 7/26/2009 5:30PM

    I often dream of building a home gym...complete with whirlpool, sauna and steam room! Ha! gotta have dreams, right? emoticon

Keep on sparkin' Jessie, you'll be in a great looking swimsuit in no time!


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How Did this Big Piece of Chocolate Cake Get In My Fridge?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The other night, I opened my fridge and the sight of a luscious piece of chocolate cake hit me right between the eyes like a punch. I just stared at it in disbelief because I certainly didn't put it there. Turns out, a friend who'd come over (and knows I don't "do stuff like this") brought his own dessert and spared me by putting it directly in the fridge. What was the most startling of all is how much easier it is to avoid temptation when there's nothing like that in the house. No, I did not cave. Nor did I want it as much as I would have in the "old days." But it was a good reminder nonetheless. I would rather not have reminders like this... it looked delicious. (smiling)

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THEHULAMOON 7/25/2009 1:58PM

    emoticon on {{{AWESOME WILLPOWER}}}, you! YES, that is THE BEST!

I say, talk-to-the-hand with that nasty reminder sitting in the cold box, and hug those chocolate faced cuties lulling on your chocolate colored sofa, instead! How sweet they are those furry little kitties!

Thanks for the inspiration, and the chuckles, Bon

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CMARQUEZ012002 7/25/2009 12:50PM

    Good for you for avoiding temptation, mine is cookies it doesn't matter what kind just any kind of cookie, hahaha... So believe me I don't go anywhere near them. Congrats on your anniversary emoticon

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NOCALORIES 7/25/2009 12:37PM

    Well a friend gave me a chocolate cake because she had received two for her husband's B'day so that was too much to have around. I did not resist the temptation, but I am glad to say I could eat one small piece and be satisfied. This is new for me. In times past in a day I could eat half the cake one piece at a time. You are going to be at your goal soon by being willing to resist temptation. Congratulations!

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    Chocolate cake my down fall. Is not allowed in my house. I have managed to resist most of my other temptations. Yet, chocolate cake can still do me in.


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FLMOMX2 7/25/2009 11:21AM

    WOW!! Knowing that it's easier to avoid temptations than to fight them is wise indeed. Chocolate cake is a BIG temptation. Good for you.

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Today's My 6-Month Sparkiversary-Celebrating All Week

Friday, July 24, 2009

Today's the actual day - 6 months ago- that I found SP and logged on. However, I was so overwhelmed and confused by all of the information, that I didn't come back until a week later! (smiling) Almost didn't come back at all. That's why I smile when I read the same thing from the newcomers and try to encourage them. Here's to all of us on a healthier adventure.

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CORNPICKER73 8/24/2009 8:55PM

    I'm so glad you've stuck with us. Hugs!

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GMRKITTY 7/25/2009 1:00PM

    emoticon emoticon Happy Sparkiversary!!!! You are doing great! Keep it up!!


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ARTHURTOM 7/24/2009 10:07AM

    Happy six months! Here's to a next 6 months of progress! emoticon

Coincidentally, today is my 8 month anniversary!

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S_HANSEN 7/24/2009 6:58AM

    emoticonon your emoticonthat is so cool.... I hope your journey is going well, and that you are where you thought you would be when you started. If you are not, do not fret. This journey has lots of surprises in store. Have a fabulous weekend. emoticonSondra

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OMG! I Bought a Swimsuit!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Actually, I bought two since they were so cheap at Ross (Speedos for $11). It's the first time in the last few years since these drastic hormonal changes (and yes, overeating) brought on the weight that I've even thought of swimming. I want to find an aquafit class. (Plus, it's a bit ridiculous to live in San Diego and not go to the beach!) I bought my size and it took me another day to muster the courage to try them on. I've never fully come to grips with the "OMG, how did I get this big after being trim all of my life?" I'm just starting to get back looking into the mirror again. (smiling) Okay, so I try on the first one. To my amazement, not as bad as I thought. Yes, a lot more work is needed and yes, it will be a bit horrifying to get out in public with extra pounds on me, but you know, not as awful as I'd imagined. The second suit was a keeper as well. I am still tempted to wear shorts over them. (smiling) But this first step is a big one for me.

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AMYMLE 7/24/2009 1:51PM

    Yea Jesse! Hit the beach for me! From what I've heard, Minnesota actually has more coast line than California (10,000+ lakes and all), but as cool as it's been here lately, I haven't even THOUGHT of swimming! I'm sure you'll look great in those suits!


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HICALGAL 7/23/2009 10:41PM

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BEFIT014 7/23/2009 8:21PM

    Good for you! You've earned those bathing suits! Wear them with pride, woman!!

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PCOOK67 7/23/2009 5:35PM

  Congrats, I recently did the same thing! Its a milestone to be proud of! emoticon

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S_HANSEN 7/23/2009 11:25AM

    I am so happy for you... Good for you for buying a suit... you wear it with pride. emoticonSondra

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VFSELLERS 7/23/2009 11:13AM

I bet you look great :)
I have not been to the beach in years

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KLEE46 7/23/2009 10:16AM

    Great! You are not letting your body size take you out of enjoying life and going out. I lived in Carlsbad and the SD area 1993-2000. Life is a beach.

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