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Impossible Dream? Or Someday? Walking Coast to Coast.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

About a year ago, I started to think about walking from CA to the East Coast (destination undetermined). Have begun talking to people who did it. One guy emailed me that his was an adventure filled with injury and discomfort. He was not encouraging.

Maybe I can visit SParkfriends en route and also make it a fundraiser for one of my fave causes. Who knows?

Wishing all a great day.

  
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VICIOUS421 3/7/2010 1:05AM

    Concieve, Believe, Achieve!!!!

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/5/2010 1:46PM

    sounds like a lot of fun and doable i walk around 13 miles a day at my job and i am not in too much pain emoticon

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FLMOMX2 3/5/2010 9:37AM

    emoticon The idea of visiting SP friends is great in that they will be your cheerleaders along the way.

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JLITT62 3/5/2010 7:59AM

    I heard an inspiring story about a guy who walked from Austin to Boston with his 2 dogs to raise awareness (and money) about cancer in dogs.

Dream big!

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JCORYCMA 3/5/2010 7:50AM

    Read "A Walk Across America" by Peter Jenkins if you haven't already. It's a great book. I've often had the secret desire to one day walk the Appalachian Trail. Bill Bryson's book discouraged me a little but I think it's great to dream and even greater to see those dreams through to reality!
Joanne

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/5/2010 12:07AM

    We know some soldiers who have walked from coat to coast .It can be done and it does not necessarily have to be full of injury and pain or discomfort as long as it is well planned.Most of the soldiers I have known who did it did it for cancer fundraising .You can do anything you set your mind to.I never let the naysayers discourage me.

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FREELADY 3/4/2010 11:04PM

    This is an exciting ambition!
You have already begun a key element: research and careful planning.
Sounds like the kind of adventure that would appeal to me . . . at least in my dreams!

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DDHEART 3/4/2010 6:08PM

    Wow! seems like you're getting your spark back big time! In the meantime if you couldn't do the real thing yet, have you thought of doing a cyber journey....count your steps and map them on a route you choose....maybe do some blogging of the progress you make and a little info about the "stops" along the way....things you could find on line...It would be fun to see your progress!

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Weigh In Was Encouraging, As Were/Are My Sparkfriends. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I've been going through a huge sadness time and taking the immature road of rebelling by eating Subway subs. I was afraid to get on the scale after the past few weeks of wild abandon. Fortunately, I have kept moving, so that's probably why the scale indicated no gain.

Frankly, this forever plateau I've been on was part of the reason I figured, "why not?" I mean, if I was busting butt to do everything right with no loss, why not do subs? Well, we all know why.

Thank you for all of the support. Wishing all a great day.

  
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SKYEFYR 3/4/2010 11:40AM

  As far as splurges go, you could have done a whole lot worse than subway subs.

And I'll always support your choices honey. Sometimes we just need a break from the "battle of the bulge" and when we need it we should take it. I knew you weren't "done" but you can only be successful if it's your choice to keep trying. Just like the only thing I can really do is be a friend and support your choices.

We're in this together, and in the end, we're BOTH going to be successful!

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FLMOMX2 3/4/2010 9:04AM

    Glad to see you turning it around.

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JCORYCMA 3/3/2010 10:09PM

    You are an awesome lady, who has figured out that eating doesn't ultimately solve the issue that's making you sad in the first place. Kudos to you for lessons learned and a BIG thank you for sharing with us because we ARE your friends and can help ease that sadness much better than a sandwich! Hang in there Sweet Jesse!
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FREELADY 3/3/2010 7:15PM

    So great that you kept moving. Also you kept in touch on Spark. These are critical and commendable!!

Grief needs its time. Please give yourself credit for holding steady during this distress. That is a big accomplishment. It would have been easy to gain significantly, since you've had so much sadness to process. I am very sorry you are in so much pain.
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ONCEMOREAGAIN 3/3/2010 1:04PM

    Sorry you are on a plateau. I stayed there for 2 months, but finally have started losing again. It is so easy to sabotage ourselves, but glad that you are moving more and keeping the weight off.

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MEGANC1988 3/3/2010 12:09PM

    Hope things brighten up soon.

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/3/2010 12:06PM

    We rebels excell at self sabotage sometimes LOL! We also have the right spirit to keep moving forward though so onwards and outwards we go ! Nothing is going to stop us now! The detours we take are what makes us interesting !

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A 12-Inch Sub is Not Portion Control!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Okay, here goes my confession. I've been doing Subway Italian Spicy subs. And you know that you're in trouble when you buy it thinking that you will save the other half for dinner. But not only do I eat it all for lunch, but am still hungry afterwards!

I am not bragging, nor seeking sympathy in making the above admission of my eating crime. However, I am on a "I don't care" slide due to several factors.

Accordingly, I've been avoiding the scale, but will do so tomorrow. This eating behavior reverts back to the recent past when I could eat anything and not gain weight. However, that was then, and this is now. Part of this rebellious behavior is denial. But regardless of what the cause, it's going to stop right now. No kidding. Enough is enough.

I've been putting off blogging about this, but now that it's "out there," I'm going to let it go and do the right thing. I know better and this is no way to rebel.

Wishing everyone a great Wednesday tomorrow.

  
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SKYEFYR 3/4/2010 11:48AM

  I've been wanting a subway sub for days, and I'm gonna go get one today. But I promise to only get 6"! I know that will fill me up, and keep temptation out of the house.

So, the slide is over. What can I do to help and support you as you get back on plan?

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HICALGAL 3/4/2010 12:52AM

    hey we're all human. btw...never ate subways (passed by it but never went in) but that italian spicy sure sounds good!

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JLITT62 3/3/2010 10:10AM

    Blogging is the best therapy, isn't it? And free!

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DDHEART 3/3/2010 8:48AM

    I liked this and I'll tell you why.....who among us hasn't had a period of lost resolve and the issue of eating more than we intended....well that is the foundation of why I'm here. I was a lifetime WW member...lost weight, knew how to do it, thought I was never going there again....when I found SP, I was more than half way back to where I was when I first went to WW....so this is life we're living, sometimes we'll falter and sometimes we'll be victorious....and sometimes we'll just be treading water. It's nice to know we aren't alone!

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FLMOMX2 3/3/2010 8:10AM

    emoticon You can achieve your goal. We all have times of setbacks and then we have to straighten out. Go do it!!

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RABBIT8 3/3/2010 6:56AM

    Hang in there! Just get back on track! U can do it! We all slip up sometimes!
Hugs Rabbit

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FREELADY 3/2/2010 11:11PM

    We all have times we feel we just have to bust out or strike back. How about thinking of a way to "rebel" that doesn't hurt you? Maybe a version of acting out that is kinder to yourself . . .

Good for you, stepping up to blog about your episode! Now, we'll all be waiting eagerly to hear what yummy but moderate thing you choose to eat tomorrow!

You can do this! You will feel better back on track!

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/2/2010 11:06PM

    I have been known to share with True ,not so good for my canine's girlish figure but she and I can go for a walk and it is a case of if it isn't there I can't eat ...of course I am not sharing spicy Italians that might be unwise !She does enjoy half a roast beef sub though!

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JCORYCMA 3/2/2010 10:39PM

    If you know that Spicy Italians are your weakness, you're going to have to stay out of the
Subway (or Rome)!
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Goodbye February

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Can't believe two months down in 2010 already. Haven't been blogging; I've run outta topics.

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 3/2/2010 7:41PM

    here comes march another chance to shine emoticon

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SKYEFYR 3/1/2010 10:29AM

  Just talk and tell us what's going on. I don't really have topics all that often, I just babble. Feel free to just babble! I'll listen!

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JCORYCMA 3/1/2010 8:26AM

    Don't worry about a blogging topic. Just tell us how you are doing. I'm guilty of thinking I have to be profound when I blog. I need to remember that our friends like us regardless!
Thanks for checking in.
Joanne

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FREELADY 3/1/2010 7:48AM

    Glad you sent out a blog. It's nice to hear from you, topic or no topic!
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FLMOMX2 3/1/2010 6:56AM

    Only 10 months left in2010

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 3/1/2010 2:19AM

    You are not alone. I have very hard time know what to blog about. I have made a commitment to myself to do it once a week and so far I'm sticking with it. They may not be very good ones but I keep it up. Have a good week.
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/1/2010 2:03AM

    10 months left of 2010 . . .

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HICALGAL 3/1/2010 12:29AM

    take a blog break!! when it comes..it comes. emoticon

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AMYMLE 3/1/2010 12:06AM

    I'm sure something will come up eventually.
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CHERIRIDDELL 2/28/2010 11:55PM

    I have faith in you you can dredge something up to blog about !I keep poking my nose out into the subarctic weather to find something to blog about !

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LUCKYLADY777 2/28/2010 11:42PM

    They say time flies when you are having fun ..... hope your having fun !! I haven't been blogging either, fun to read other people's blogs. emoticon

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Am I Willing To Work Harder to Get Off of This Plateau?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I don't think so. Honestly, I have lost 32-34 lbs the first 6 months of this 1.5 year lifestyle change. And I've stayed there no matter what I've changed with exercise or calorie intake. My body is fighting me and does not want to release any more weight.

Okay, I've thought about this a lot. And I don't really feel that I want to exercise more or limit myself further. This is about as good as it will get.

May change my mind, but for now I am at peace with this decision. I am at my goal weight, as of today.

  
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FREELADY 2/25/2010 10:05PM

    Good for you looking at your situation clearly and being honest with yourself.

I've noticed there's lots of great support on this site specifically for maintaining. Adding some of those resources might be a big encouragement to you as you shift gears a bit.

Please be kind to yourself and KEEP CELEBRATING WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED.
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SKYEFYR 2/25/2010 9:10PM

  Honey, if you're happy here, then I'm happy for you.

Maybe not stressing things will make a difference, maybe not. The only thing that's important is that you're at peace with your decision.

Congrats!

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JCORYCMA 2/25/2010 5:00PM

    I'm pleased you have found where your comfortable weight is -- now your goal will be not to go above that. Sometimes though pushing ourselves just a little bit out of our comfort zone nets increased feelings of self-esteem. Ignore the scale but don't become complacent about your exercise or food for that matter. You will reap the benefits of both aside from the numbers on the scale. Thin people who don't exercise or eat properly aren't necessarily healthier because their weight is down. Keep that in mind and you'll do fine. Best wishes, Spark Friend!
Joanne

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HICALGAL 2/25/2010 4:28PM

    more power to ya sis!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DDHEART 2/25/2010 1:30PM

    I think taking a close look at what you've done and where you're going (even if where you're going is to stay in the same place) is important...you've done that and apparently in your evaluation you've come to a point of peace with your body, I'm glad for you. Now since you have been maintaining all this while it's just contine as is!

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JLITT62 2/25/2010 1:04PM

    Works for me!

The only reason I want to get those last few pounds off is that I truly believe this still isn't a healthy weight for me -- and of course I want to stop paying for WW.

And you never know, just making the decision might actually help you release a few pounds. Or not. Either way, you are awesome!

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/25/2010 12:25PM

    Sometimes you have to stay on a plateau for a while and then you start losing again.Your body needs time to adjust and you need time to adjust .All in good time . I will fiddle with some song lyrics here and go with "All we are saying is give peace a chance " LOL! Peace with your current weight may lead to a new weight loss !

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FITN2014-TSP 2/25/2010 12:17PM

    I remember hitting a plateau and wanting to cut calories. Bad idea and I refuse to do that in the future. I am glad you are happy where you are. You are healthier for sure. I saw those pictures of fat replicas etc. YUCK. Have a great week and stay motivated.

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MEGANC1988 2/25/2010 12:00PM

    I'm proud of you for realizing a limitation, sometimes during a plateau you get to a point where if you push yourself further it won't be maintainable in the long run. I'd recommend continuing on a plan that has you losing 1.5-2 pounds a week and just think that you're already at your goal. Once you do finally get past the plateau you'll be pleasantly surprised to find yourself losing again.

good luck!

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