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The Future's so Bright...

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I successfully went from obese to healthy with SparkPeople. I daily chose to work hard towards healthy. I'm going to let go of the 5-10lbs that I've been maintaining to settle in the middle of my B.M.I.
This is Part One of Two Challenges that I'll be doing.

My focus is:
Water (8-10)
Equipping myself with positivity to combat the negativity.

Let's make 2013 *A*W*E*S*O*M*E*

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WINNIE1978 1/1/2013 6:07PM

    Make 2013 as fabulous as YOU!!! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 1/1/2013 3:49PM

    Happy New Year! emoticon

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NANHBH 1/1/2013 1:31PM

    Love this team name and the photo! It's so 1950's. Count me in!

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TEXASFILLY 1/1/2013 12:53PM

    YAY! You ROCK, Lizzie~ *hugs* Sound like a wise plan of action. I'm so happy for your continue success, sweetie. Here's to a blessedly FAB~ulous New Year for us all. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEVERMIND2010 1/1/2013 12:03PM

    Love this - keep smiling!

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I*AM*BLESSED 1/1/2013 11:55AM

    Thanks for the emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 1/1/2013 11:16AM

    We are going to rock 2013! And thanks for the smile! :)

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WISHICOULDFLY 1/1/2013 11:00AM

    "Equipping myself with positivity to combat the negativity." Snow, you hit the nail on the head. This is absolutely KEY.

While, I'm here I do believe I might just help myself to a smile. Or two. emoticon emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 1/1/2013 9:21AM

    I believe I'll carry one of those smiles around today, thank you very much.
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Week 52

Sunday, December 30, 2012

On my SparkPage I wrote a little blip for each week of my journey to healthy. I don't know how many times in the year since I've repeated, Week 52.

I keep that Weight Log there to remind myself how it's done; One Day at a Time CHOOSING to care about my being.

One of the things that helped me was purging my home of my enemy. They're allowed supervised visits, but, for the most part they've been denied custody. Once in a while I let them in cuz, well, I'm a sucker for seduction. I get blinded by the lies I'm fed.

"One bite won't hurt."

"You're missing out on the celebration."

"You're SuperWoman now that you're healthy and you're 'Magically Delicious' (thank you Chubbs & Pudding), so, you should eat sweet remain sweet. Ya."

Apparently, I'm easy to seduce and my enemy is all over the place again. Just because, it looks good, smells good and tastes good DOES NOT mean that it is good.

My scale notified me this morning that it's time to love myself enough to stop hurting me.

*Self Hug*

Today I choose to not feel like crap by not feeding myself crap.

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JMARISK 1/7/2013 10:39AM

    I really need to get a scale. The NSV aren't cutting it for me anymore. I really need to start being accountable and logging my wiegth every week like this. Thank you for the inspiration!

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MIBELLALUNA 1/6/2013 12:24AM it, miss ya

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BETHSWORLD 1/1/2013 12:18AM

    You are Amazing Girl!


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LZY0108 12/31/2012 12:36PM

    Great blog! Sounds like me right now. Too many temptations around my home right now.. Thanks for sharing!!

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DEELIN1960 12/31/2012 10:09AM

    You have made an amazing transformation!. Just the motivation I am in need of right now. Thanx!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 12/30/2012 7:32PM

    You are beautiful Liz. emoticon

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    This blog is sooo true! You took the words right out of my mouth.

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WISHICOULDFLY 12/30/2012 3:17PM

    I feel your pain. Seriously. When is the next challenge? I need to be policed. emoticon

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WILDASTER 12/30/2012 2:37PM

    I hear you! and suffer from the same.


Can't wait to start the new challenge!

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ALLISON145 12/30/2012 11:43AM

    This is a great blog. I'm working on the self-love aspect myself. Good on you!

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ALLISON145 12/30/2012 11:42AM

    This is a great blog. I'm working on the self-love aspect myself. Good on you!

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NANHBH 12/30/2012 11:08AM

    I can totally relate to being easily seduced by food. I have to admit that somehow it never tastes as good as my mind tells me it's going to taste. OK, sometimes it tastes really good, but more often than not, it's just not that good. So why do I keep falling for it? Inquiring minds want to know.

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TEXASFILLY 12/30/2012 9:58AM

    emoticon Of all my SP friends, dear heart, to me, you have made the most dramatic of transformations. I am so proud of your success and your diligence to keep what you've worked so hard to achieve. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 12/30/2012 8:05AM

How Chubbs and Pudding got so magically delicious by binging on parsley is beyond me.

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QUEENMOXIE 12/30/2012 7:42AM

    I usually can pass on the cheesecake....but the Cheetos get to me. Even those little bags of them near the check out aisle...I don't buy them, but later on I will be thinking about them and wishing I had brought them to snack on....I also love those big fat fluffy ones. I am a carb addict. I thank God that I am allergic to chocolate and that I don't like sugar or anything sweet. I would be so if I am not now. Okay, I would be a whole lot fatter. I am a work in progress....I am getting better. I don't buy the Cheetos's. I eat frozen grapes. emoticon emoticon You must be burning off a lot of calories at your new job. My friend use to work at a state park, in the Manor, and she worked her butt off. Lots of lifting, making those beds. Some days all she wanted was a drink and no food. Also not a good idea...never mind me....Have a Happy New Year! emoticon

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Bwahaha...too lazy to type.

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MOSTMOM1 12/29/2012 9:47PM

    We don't need no stinkin' filters!!
Maybe they have magical elastic.
Woman UP, Duchess!
Okay, matching leopard bras. Yes, I can see how that would be horrifying, dear child. Just humor your mother. You can't act like you're not related to her, because you look like your mama.
We're all shaking our heads. But it's okay. We love you. And we've all dealt with dented bras. Well, maybe Steve hasn't.
Staying on topic is highly overrated.
Guess what? You posted this.

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LYNNGINN1 12/29/2012 1:33PM

    OMG Diva, thanks for putting a bright spot in my day! I don't think I'll give Steve a heads up, it will be more fun just to sit back and watch. emoticon

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QUEENMOXIE 12/29/2012 7:14AM

    It's good to see you again. Here is the formula for determining bra size:
1. Stand straight. Don't inhale or expand your rib cage. Relax.
2. Measure around the area under your breast. Add five to that number...round up for an even number. That is your band size. Okay, you can breath again.
3. Next, wearing a bra, measure around the fullest part of your breast. Do not pull tight. Subtract the number from your band size. 38-36=2 for example. The result is your cup size.
0=AA 1=A 2=B 3=C 4=D 5=DD 6=DDD 7=G 8=H 9=I 10=J

At least that is what it was when I sold bras. Would you believe that a lot of women had me go in the dressing room to help them put the girls in their bras. I use to help cross dressers, too. Now there is a real bra challenge! I could go on about things like if you straps need to either tighten the strap or get a bra with wider straps. If your under-wire pinches, get one size bigger cup. Sore wider straps. I have the zebra black and white bra, the polka dot one, and the Joe Boxer Hot Pink. It's the only down side of losing weight...when my pretty bras no longer fit! emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 12/28/2012 11:26PM

    I don't know that I was educated by this blog, but it certainly was entertaining. I think you would do well as a comediane. emoticon

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WISHICOULDFLY 12/28/2012 11:23PM

    Can you eat more with all the physical demands of your job? Have your boobs shrunk? Are you planning to buy underwear until you get a chance to do laundry? Did you go tubing yet? How is the family reacting to you not being home as much? Are they all pitching in? Is anyone else cooking? So many questions! Ah hah ha ha!

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XMASTER11 12/28/2012 11:03PM

  As a man, I'm very happy to have been so thoroughly instructed by you regarding bra buying strategies and tactics - I've been schooled by a genuine master :D. Btw, you look awesome - congrats on your weight loss.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

LAG1212 you gave me shovel and it snowed.

CROCHETMOMDIVA, we'll just make a snowman with it.

I'm on Day 6 until I get a day off. I plan on using the passes that my employer has given to our family and do some serious snow tubing. This winter (if I survive this insanely physical job) I am planning on learning to Snow Board.

I need my wallet to catch up with my techy needs. That way I can stay in touch better. Until then, I gotta go back for a really long day.

I miss my babies. I saw my youngest for a half of an hour before she fell asleep when I got home.

SHOOT, I forgot to make lunch ttyl.

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NANHBH 12/30/2012 3:47AM

    One busy lady. Sounds like a fun place to work, though. Enjoy snowboarding!

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SPARKLINGME176 12/28/2012 3:55PM

    Pretty pic! Jobs are hard to juggle, Right? I'm sure you will do GREAT!
Have a Sparkling New Year!

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WISHICOULDFLY 12/27/2012 7:23PM

    I'm glad you will be able to enjoy some tubing with the family. Hope you make GIGANTIC tips this week to fatten up your wallet while you are shrinking your body doing all that physical work! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 12/27/2012 10:36AM

    Snowboard. Yes. Of course you will. Hope you're able to enjoy some R&R soon!

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LINTPICKER 12/27/2012 10:12AM

    It is beautiful! sounds like a fun day of exercise!

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KITKAT717 12/27/2012 9:20AM

    Hope you had a good day! Have fun tubing! emoticon

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Apparently I`m on the Obligatory Diet.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Surprises suck.

I can't prepare for the unexpected.
I don't roll with the punches. I'm like a cow with surprises. I chew on it, swallow and regurgitate it.

It's painful and gross to watch. I hate seeing people feel uncomfortable, but, I need time to make decisions. I find I try to spare people by rushing the decision. When I rush a decision I just pull my decisions out of thin air. Oddly enough they`re rarely the right one.

I had a surprise visitor show up with tasties and she said (and I quote), I bought all the desserts that I would want, but, I brought them here so that I could taste them and then leave the rest so that I won`t be tempted.`

h. Thanks.

My supper tonight was a brownie. It was like the super nova of brownies. It was worth skipping supper for it to keep in my calorie range.

BUT then since I`ve accepted a dessert from visitor, hubby wants me to try this fabulous apple cider and my mother-in-law bought pizza.

This is not going well.

I feel obligated. Actually I know I am obligated.

Gr. I think I`ll double check my intake today and see if I need to take one for the team being that hubby is renovating my bathroom and my m.i.l. needs for me to accept her sweetness.

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NANHBH 12/30/2012 3:50AM

    Those food decisions are so hard. I'd do the same thing that you did - skip the sensible dinner for the brownie. I've been so bad the last couple of weeks with eating every Christmas treat in sight. Today, I fasted. Feels good.

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WINNIE1978 12/28/2012 10:56PM

    I totally would have had the brownie for dinner too!

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KITKAT717 12/26/2012 9:07AM

    I love to freeze extras and pull them out when I need a little treat. I have found almost everything freezes nicely!!

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ASRMOM 12/22/2012 11:11PM

    It is SO a WIN! Way to go!

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WILDASTER 12/22/2012 9:23AM

    You did much better than I did yesterday!

We went to that funeral (so sad) and there was not one thing there that I could eat without guilt. On the way home (hour drive) we ate junk in the car because it was now almost 4:30. I had a 3 year old feeding me cheezits, then we get home and everyone is so hungry. We put on a movie for them and hubby and I made stir fry. But I ate too much and then the big girls were making cookies, I ate 2.

When you are not use to eating healthy it doesn't bother you to have a day like this, but now I really want a healthy lunch a reasonable snack, and a good dinner and I don't do dessert except on special occasions.

I am not counting the calories for yesterday, I can feel the difference in my body and know that it was way over. But today is another day and I am at home all day, Healthy meals and lots of water, flush out the system and try to smile and be happy.

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WISHICOULDFLY 12/22/2012 7:20AM

    Win on the brownie for dinner. emoticon Right now I am all about having what I really, really want and using portion control. Sometimes that means a brownie IS dinner. Better than making it an appetizer for a binge. Nice work Snow.

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BETHSWORLD 12/21/2012 11:07PM

    Oh sweetie...unexpected food comes with the territory of this journey unfortunately lol

200 over is not bad at all! You did awesome for everything you were faced with :)

Don't fret about know what to do!


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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/21/2012 9:34PM

    Why am I allergic to spell check? G'Nite all!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/21/2012 7:23PM

    I'm 200 over. MUCH better than what I thought.
It was being over tired and trying not to insult people. A polite, "No, thank you." wasn't noticed, so, I promised hubby tomorrow for breakfast I'd try his apple cider and the pizza help balance the ridiculous sugar overload.

I'm counting today as a win.

Me and exhasution do not cooperate well.
Thank you, for letting me rant. I needed to focus and just writting out my dilema helped me affirm that I do have a plan and that's to take care of myself and in turn a 'healthy me' is so very much more enjoyable to be around.

Thank you, for being supportive guys.

Tomorrow will be easier at work. No drop-by sweeties.

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MOSTMOM1 12/21/2012 6:52PM

    Surprises can be amazingly, fantastically, awesome--like rainbow, glitter unicorn awesome.
But I know how you feel about them.
Hey, you can take one for the team, and just keep it in small portions. Maybe round it out with a salad? Would that be a safe middle ground?

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 12/21/2012 6:31PM

    Enjoy your evening and back on the wagon tomorrow. Make your portion small. You can do it and not feel guilty. It is a personal choice. If you are full fake it. Just sip and nibble. emoticon

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NEPTUNE1939 12/21/2012 6:19PM

    Living healthy is not easy - Especially if will power is lacking. But it can be fun if you surround yourself with caring people. Those that don't care I do my best to stay away from them.

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ALIHIKES 12/21/2012 6:17PM

    With high calorie gift treats like that I try to just take a taste and freeze the rest. Or give it away or throw it out if it is not freezable. But it is a season of temptations isn't it!

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