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You'll Hear My Scream Far and Wide

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Monday morning will not be just any weigh-in day. It'll be a day when I'll go nuts if, after all my very hard work this week, I don't see a loss and downward trend after a very long plateau. If I don't see a loss, every city will reverberate with my scream of frustration. And if I do, a huge scream of delight. (smiling) It's Halloween soon, so what better time to let out the frustration with a cathartic scream?

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HOKU-ALOHI 10/18/2009 12:46AM

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On your awesome focused workout this past week.
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RICH530 10/17/2009 10:30PM

    Stay positive!!! I will keep my ears open for that scream of delight!!!!
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JCORYCMA 10/17/2009 10:27PM

    That mean old scale owes you an apology! Let's hope Monday is the day!! My fingers are crossed for you!
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CORNPICKER73 10/17/2009 9:22PM

    Congrats on your recent milestone and for resolving to 'kick it up a notch'! I hope you have a great weigh-in on Monday and we won't hear you screaming. ;)

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Multi-Tasking While I'm on SP Website

Friday, October 16, 2009

While I'm thrilled about this website, I'm also unhappy with how much time I've been spending here. Working on the computer as a writer, I'm often on and off the SP site. In order to make this productive, healthy time, I've added a couple of things while I spark. I have a mini-cycle under my desk that I peddle. Recently, I've changed it up to stand and do a variation of squats while I add to the message boards. And always, I make myself have water nearby so that I continue to drink during this time. Little things, but they make me feel that I am not spending too much time on the computer without some physical benefits as well as the other great benefits gotten from SP. Wishing all a fun day.

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GEMSTONE1952 10/16/2009 9:23AM

    Great ideas. I use a stability ball as my "chair" and bounce. So I'm not sitting still and I get a core workout. I can't really feel it working, but according to "sources", you have to use your core muscles to stabelize while on the ball. It would be great if you could post your suggestions on the Wacky Walker Coffee chat thread.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/16/2009 9:04AM

    Great blog. I've thought about doing the same thing and you have given me some ideas.

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RICH530 10/16/2009 7:05AM

    This website can be addictive!! What an invetive way to multi-task!! Great job!!
Happy pedaling!

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CATE195 10/16/2009 6:08AM

    I agree that it is difficult to not be drawn in and spend so much time on this Website. I get up early and get on before I head out to my exercise class. Later in the day, I get back on to track my food and fitness minutes, then just before bed I close out things for the day. Some days I really get tied up in reading the articles. This site has been so helpful to me! emoticon

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Honest Assessment

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I have just met my one-year anniversary date on October 13 marking the beginning of this healthier lifestyle change. Been giving the past year a hard look at all of the things that worked for me, and what didn't. Only through being completely honest with myself can I progress. I've often blogged about "kicking it up a notch," but now I have to come to grips with concrete ways to do that. The biggest one that jumps out at me is making the exercise I do count. That is, I tend to move a lot, but not sweat too much (or at all). I've never been a jock and I don't expect an inner athlete to pop out at this point (although you never know), but I have begun my second year with this week full of sweat. Yes, real sweat! This is going to be an interesting year 2 of this adventure, I can feel it in my bones. (smiling)

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HOKU-ALOHI 10/15/2009 8:34PM

  That's because you are a Spark Star!!! WooHoo!
Great totally awesome job on your workout!
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Aloha ~~ Maya
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Best of Luck as you ramp things up a notch!!!

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MSLZZY 10/15/2009 4:44PM

    Planning ahead is a good thing! Sticking to it is even better! I'm smiling with you!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/15/2009 4:33PM

    Congratulations on you one year anniversary!!! That's great! It's also great that you are thinking about what you will be doing in the future. emoticon

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PEDIPOD 10/15/2009 4:04PM

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    Happy Anniversary! And great thought.
I'm where you were a year ago, I guess. I'm wanting to work on moving more...I know I'll need to work on the sweating in the future, but right now I'm not at that point. Here's hoping I'll be in your place in one year ;)

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LOOSEINGIT 10/15/2009 2:53PM

    Happy anniversary..Keep up the good hard work..

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ADDISADDICT 10/15/2009 2:35PM

    Good for you! Congrats on your 1 yr anniv! Looking forward to hearing about the year to come. Hug your kitties for me. :D
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SURENDERISNOTME 10/15/2009 12:23PM

    You are going to have a fantastic second year. I am rooting for you. have a great day.


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THORNBIRD1 10/15/2009 11:44AM

    I had the same issues. I become a lot more active than my usual sedentary life but that doesn't mean it was of a cardio nature. The problem is though I hate boring repetitive exercise so I joined a Zumba class that I feel is now kicking my butt. It is fun and it tones and offers the cardio I needed. Good luck to you.

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HMARTO 10/15/2009 11:27AM

    Way to go on making it a whole year. I think that you have the right attitude going into year two. Keep up the good work!!!!

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Fighting the Remains of This Little Kangaroo Pouch

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Besides the scale, I'll know when I've lost the rest of these 20 remaining pounds by the disappearance of what I affectionately (sometimes not so much) term my kangaroo pouch. While it is very cute in Australia on the actual animals, not very cute around the middle of my body. (smiling) I am going to fight the lard that composes this pouch. Yes, it has gotten smaller with this year's hard work, but my body is so attached to it (literally!), that it doesn't want to let it go. I am determined.

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MSLZZY 10/14/2009 11:48PM

    Unique way of looking at it! I'm wiping away the tears!

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JCORYCMA 10/14/2009 9:56PM

    Kangaroo pouch! I like it! Hey when you figure out how to get rid of it -- pass the secret on to me! My hubby says it's loose skin, my niece says it's a muffin top. Honestly you wouldn't think you would need spanx when your a size 2!! Stubborn little devil!
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    Good luck! You have come so far. I have no doubt that those last 20 lbs are almost history. Keep up the good work.


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MSSUNBUG 10/14/2009 4:06PM

    Those last pounds can feel really stuck on us, for sure! Good luck getting rid of that "kangaroo pouch." I'm certain you'll be able to shake it off eventually!

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ADDISADDICT 10/14/2009 2:16PM

    You've come a long way! Hang in there. Belly fat is the most stubborn. SP has a number of articles on foods that burn BF a bit faster ... if that's of any help. My BF goes the entire way around. Would that be considered a saggy inner tube? :D

Hope your day is good.

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YOOVIE 10/14/2009 1:31PM

    I know how you feel. I'm so over my love-handles.

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KIZIDOG 10/14/2009 12:51PM

    Jesse my friend you are so funny. I know you can get rid of that kangaroo pouch. Look how far you have come. Keep fighting. Star emoticon

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On this Date Last Year I Began This Adventure.Happy Thanksgiving to Canadian SP.Getting a SunLamp.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Whew, that's a long headline! Guess I have a lot to say today. Yes, exactly one year ago today I began this adventure in eating better and learning how to take better care of myself in healthy ways - exercise, food, sleep, water, portions, etc. It's been quite a learning curve and I learned a lot - especially in the month of August when I tumbled hard and learned by my mistakes.

I feel a huge change today. Like a new commitment that I'll be kicking it up a notch. I've had these fleeting thoughts before, but this time it's different. It's like I've turned a corner and know that I'll be getting more disciplined and dedicated to this journey. That doesn't mean that the road will be easier. In many ways it will be, but in others it may be more difficult because now I expect more of myself. I have the tools to succeed and I expect myself to use them.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all of those sparkies living in Canada. I know I'm a day late, but better late than never. (smiling)

I've decided to get a sun lamp since we are going into the time change in a couple of weeks. I don't slump too badly, but I DO thrive on more sunlight. I'm in the process of researching the best item to get right now.

I've got a new Jillian Michaels double CD for beginners that I don't like. I'd be willing to give it to someone who may be going through a rough patch and may want it. It's a beginner's front and back couple of CD's.

I've been very lucky to find this website and make wonderful, supportive sparkfriends who've really pulled me out of some tough times. Too many to name, and afraid I'd forget someone. But you know who you are and thanks to each and every one of you.

Hooray, hooray for my first year and so many victories - large and small. Thanks for being here to celebrate with me.

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FAMILYTRADITION 10/13/2009 11:29PM

    Happy Anniversary!

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    emoticon emoticon Happy Anniversary! Keep up the great work.


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JCORYCMA 10/13/2009 9:38PM

    emoticon emoticon Congrats on the self-discovery!! It was hard for me to learn this but the journey really is more beneficial to us than the goal! You keep kicking it up a notch!! Best wishes, Spark Friend!

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MSLZZY 10/13/2009 7:27AM

    emoticon emoticon Congratulations!

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JLITT62 10/13/2009 5:22AM

    When I lived in VT I had a light thingee. It lasted a long time, but finally broke. I may just have to get myself a new one now that I'm in the northeast again, but they are expensive. I had the Happylite.

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HOKU-ALOHI 10/13/2009 4:01AM

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Aloha my friend!
So happy to read your wonderful blog!
Great accomplishment and so proud of you!
Here is some sunshine to help with the upcoming winter!
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KNITTABLES 10/13/2009 1:22AM

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You are not a day late, today is thanksgiving.It still 10:20pm on Monday here where I am in BC.
Happy Sparking

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