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New, Huge, Bright Yellow Stability Ball

Monday, November 30, 2009

I had a tiny exercise ball, but just got a huge reinforced one that accommodates all sorts of exercises. Plus, I love to stretch out my spine on it. Looking forward to using it with several new DVD's. I have a mini-gym at my place, so there's no excuse for not revving this weight loss process up. Except laziness. Have a good day, sparkfriends.

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VICIOUS421 12/3/2009 11:32PM

    LOL I bought one and we have bonded in as far as I will look at the box. I have yet to take it out of the box. I just have this image of me having all of this fun working out with it then it popping and me slamming to the floor or me thinking I know what I am doing and it flying out from under me. LOL It's funny that I am terrified of a blow up ball but I am.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/2/2009 4:39PM

    I've been thinking of getting one. Glad to hear you like it so much.

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MARZATAX 11/30/2009 10:29PM

    Way to go!

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GEMSTONE1952 11/30/2009 5:50PM

    I love my stability ball! It's a great chair, back stretcher, weight bench, bouncey toy, Enjoy! Love the color.

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HOKU-ALOHI 11/30/2009 4:46PM

  emoticonvroom vroom - revving up the home gym machine
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SASKATIA 11/30/2009 12:20PM

  Very nice. I love stability balls, but I tend to play more than exercise with them.

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JERSEYGIRL1950 11/30/2009 12:16PM

    Great job..I love my stability ball...but sometimes dusting the weights can be a pain..they don't pledge to well..hard to get them to shine LOL emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITS 11/30/2009 11:44AM

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I Rebel, I Eat, and Then I Realize New Things

Sunday, November 29, 2009

After a year of eating better and doing other healthier things, I sometimes feel that I have come so far. And other times, not so much. It's like that saying about the more I know, the more I realize there is so much more to learn.

I've learned how to fall off the wagon and get up again. I've also learned that, even when I think that I have fallen, it's not as bad now as it was on my best day then. In other words, I've lost a lot of my piglet ways.

With that said, there have been many deaths of dear ones in the past couple of years -6 - (on top of my own non-stop challenges). As I've learned to deal with the grief a lot better, I also have three more who are currently in stage 4. As a result of all this, I sometimes take on an attitude that life's too short to deprive myself - of anything! (smiling) Of course, if I'd continued to eat unhealthy, I would have made that life a lot shorter.

What I realized over this past 4-day weekend is that, even when I allowed myself to have that which I usually don't eat, it was like forcing myself to enjoy it. In other words, I didn't enjoy all that sugar anymore. I wanted to enjoy it, but my body and mind really don't want it that much.

That was a VERY important lesson to learn. And relearn as often as it takes. It's truly a one day at a time thing.

And to that rebel in me that sometimes doesn't want to do SP anymore, who gets sick of tracking, blogging, and logging in - tough darts. That's what'll keep me on the straight and narrow until this healthy lifestyle becomes ingrained. It's like doing the tough love thing to the child within.

I'm learning in baby steps. (smiling) Wishing all a wonderful day.

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VICIOUS421 12/3/2009 11:28PM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/2/2009 3:35PM

    Reading your blog reminds me that for us mortals, changing our lifestyles to be healthy is a gradual process! I think Sparkpeople helps us to stay pointed in the right direction more often than not.

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JLITT62 11/30/2009 6:03AM

    Most of the time I still enjoy my sugar. In moderation. But I didn't enjoy my peanut butter bucket all that much -- the chocolate was actually too thick (the mind boggles) & not enough PB insides.

Like you, tho, I am learning, finally -- I hope! -- that I can eat badly occasionally and the sky won't fall in. That I can get right back to my healthy habits & be alright.

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LISANANCY 11/29/2009 9:56PM

    You have inspired me to write a blog about serious health problems. Didn't want to do this subject but I think it's time. I am thrilled at your progress and your fight for yourself. Good for you. emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/29/2009 3:24PM

    emoticon emoticonit's funny how sugar doesn't hold the emoticonpromise anymore. just good exercise and eating right. emoticon

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DRMEOW 11/29/2009 3:10PM

    Thanks for the SparkGoodie and kind words- love your kitties too!

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GRAYGRANNY 11/29/2009 11:51AM

    DITTO!!!!!!! LOL
Great blog.....wished I had said that myself.......we are here for you gal.......we row the same boat.......I have been told tho that both of my oars aren't working.....LOL

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JERSEYGIRL1950 11/29/2009 11:06AM

    Oh stop writing about me LOL..feel the same way when i really want to rebel with food now it just makes me sick to my drinking don't like how it makes me feel after..and still have to fight the good track and blog..great insight

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HOKU-ALOHI 11/29/2009 10:47AM

  What's up SJ ~ So would another title for this be Rebel without a Cause? Or Rebel Sparked by Cause and Effect? LOL

Thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and I am with you on the emoticonsteps. Once in a while I do wish that tracking spark was more autonomic like breathing...then again I would miss out on the fun of watching my progress.

Aloha ~ Maya

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SURENDERISNOTME 11/29/2009 10:45AM

    I couldn't have said it better. We are never to old to learn and the learning process is a continous thing. Thank you for sharing this blog with me.


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Can't Believe My Eyes - It's Actually Raining! (After 4 year drought)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Well, it's not pouring, but any rain is good. I looked outside and hardly recognized why it was wet on the ground. Can't even remember when it rained last. San Diego is in a very bad drought with water rationing, so I hope this is the start to a rainy season to refill our dried-up lakes and reservoirs.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

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FLMOMX2 11/29/2009 8:23AM

    emoticon Praying you get lots of rain and need umbrellas daily.

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LOOSEINGIT 11/28/2009 7:13PM


OH!!!OH!!! OH!! HAPPY DAY I couldnt imagine 4 years with out rain..I think here in Ky was one of the wetest springs in quite some time ...I didnt think it would ever quit..but we say that lightly here to..because we have summers when it gets pretty dry here too..

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RASCALSMOMMA 11/28/2009 11:23AM

    Jesse I lived through a 7 year drought in northern AZ. It was still in drought stage when I left but a few years ago I called a friend there and was surprised to hear it was RAINING regularly again! Good news! TC and Stay WET! Lol Laurie

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HOKU-ALOHI 11/28/2009 10:05AM

  What's up Jesse - Did you notice that with the wind chill factor some of the rain becomes hail intermittently? WOW! My poor little plumeria trees...dey misses too. Aha there are blues skies already. Must've caught a patch in the middle of the storm. BTW - check out the beach if possible. Huge waves from some storm system somewhere are pounding the beaches. I spent some time yesterday afternoon checking them out. Aloha ~ Maya (Viva Coastal Southern California - the Coastal Desert!)

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KIZIDOG 11/28/2009 9:56AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I did get some killer bargains, although we don't go for the high ticket items as there is 1 for every 200 people wanting them. We got stuff like games, t-shirts, a robe for my honey, pillows, towels, etc. very boring stuff but stuff for 1/2 or more off and stuff that we needed.
Glad you are getting some rain, we could use less of it up here in the north part of the country. So I will be glad to share the wealth-they don't call this the evergreen state just for our trees (lol)
Hope you are doing better than you were yesterday.
All the best,

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    I'm in WT TN and we've had entirely too much rain the past few months...we must've been getting your rain.

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LADYIRISH317 11/28/2009 9:49AM

    You must live in California. I'm up North (Sonoma County), and we're desperate for rain. I hope it keeps up for you.

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BECKYI39 11/28/2009 9:46AM

    I hope the drought is over for you. I live in Michigan and can't imagine a drought for that long. Enjoy the rain!!

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IPILLINI 11/28/2009 9:44AM

  It is amazing to see rain in San Diego. I've visited several times, and it never rained each time I was there.

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Glad It's Over

Friday, November 27, 2009

Suffice it to say, I'll delay weigh-in day a couple of weeks. Yes, I know better. Yes, today was an eating bust. No, I'm not sorry. I guess I'd better leave it at that.

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HOKU-ALOHI 11/29/2009 11:15AM

  BTW - The minute I read the title of this blog Jesse, all I could hear was Handel's Hallelujah Chorus - so I had to acknowledge and watch it...

It was always fun in chorus to sing this.
Hallelujah - let's give thanks that Thanksgiving temptations are over...amen. I did really well by making the spinach salad the main part of my Thanksgiving plate. If I had not planned, it would have ended up more like:
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Now I just have been balancing the left-overs so I don't have any keep-overs on my waistline!
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    I certainly enjoyed my holiday, I was looking forward to stuffing my face with homemade goodies for far too long to let the day bother me. I was surrounded by great people and enjoyed wonderful food and that's all that matters. I ate pretty well the week leading up to the day, so that was my treat. Once a year is nothing! There are a lot of people (myself included) who have overindulged plenty more than once a year... even more than once a week.. and have still been able to find success.

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DBELLE39 11/27/2009 9:44PM

    Remember tomorrow is a brand new day! Don't worry about the past & any flaws in your diet, just work forward. You can do this.

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SKYEFYR 11/27/2009 5:48PM


Remember something. As long as you don't turn this into a downward spiral you're a winner. You can do it. Get back on track right now! No pushing it off and no regrets. Get back on track and we can move forward together!

I'll get on the scale tomorrow morning and deal with the number if you will. Remember, I wasn't that bad yesterday, but I haven't behaved very well for almost 2 weeks now (and I have deliberately avoided the scale every morning). I am going to miss middle-boychild when he leaves, but I am definitely going to be happy about getting back my normal routine!

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WOLFSPIRITS 11/27/2009 11:33AM

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RASCALSMOMMA 11/27/2009 10:05AM

    So, no slivers today? Hey, dont worry hon. Drink lots of water and start fresh with all the GOOD foods that are leftover and you wont have to weight two weeks (Yes I misspelled it deliberately) Hugs to you for a BETTER, Healthier, TODAY and TOMORROW. Laurie

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 11/27/2009 10:01AM

    Yeah..just get back on the wagon!

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YASSOU1 11/27/2009 2:20AM

    This morning I was on the treadmill for 70 minutes.

Went to dinner and thought the food wasn't worth the calories. Took one bite of a cookie and a bit of pumpkin pie and left it there on the plate to take away. Didn't miss it. Now a bit sick to my stomach on the rest.... ugggh emoticon

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STRIDERGIRL 11/27/2009 1:47AM

  Yup. Loved the meal, the family, the fellowship. Can't get too down about calories in, but tomorrow is a new day!! I have to give myself permission to enjoy a holiday meal without beating myself up!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 11/27/2009 12:42AM

    It's OVER, DONE WITH, get back on the program and you will be just fine. ONE DAY cannot ruin what you've have accomplished. It takes 3,500 unused calories to gain a pound of fat. Give the food time to pass through your system, and you will be back to your normal weight in a few days. Don't stress about it...IT IS OVER!!! Best of luck in reaching all of your health and fitness goals.

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TRON2007 11/27/2009 12:34AM

    That's okay. Don't regret enjoying the holidays. Always remember, one step back, two steps forward. emoticon

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Whatever you are doing today, wherever you're at, and whomever you're with - have a wondeful, fun day full of laughter and joy. If you don't exactly meet your goals, at least just enjoy yourself with no remorse. Shouting out to all of my Sparkfriends to have the best Thanksgiving ever.

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PEPPERCORN2 11/26/2009 8:48AM

    lol! I started out good by walking one miles. Have a great day. emoticon

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GRAYGRANNY 11/26/2009 7:07AM

    You got it!!! I don't plan on over indulging...but plan to enjoy also
Have a Great Thanksgiving yourself!!!!!

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BOO-SHAY 11/26/2009 1:54AM

    The Day is about enjoying yourself and spending time with friends and family. I do plan on indulging a little, but I'm planning on working on portion control, and I also plan on a little extra exercise. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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