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Hey Sparkers!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hi everyone!

I've been quite busy these last few days and haven't had a chance to "spark"! All is well, and week 8 has started off with a small wimper. But hanging in there. I did a plateau breaker on Wednesday for three days. We'll see what next week brings.

Focused on the goal, no matter what. Something will happen at some point!

  
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GAMOMMY3 7/14/2011 2:28PM

    I was wrestling with a plateau for quite a while... but it is now starting to come off again. Just keep working at it! You can do it!

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BOOKWERME 7/13/2011 11:59PM

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AMJSATURN 7/13/2011 11:54PM

    emoticon.. Stay focused, it will work.

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ATMANI 7/11/2011 10:58AM

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/10/2011 8:09PM

    emoticon emoticon You'll break it.

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Now starting week 7

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I can't believe I'm at week 7 and fitting into a size 18!! That's amazing to me. I'm back to my zumba in full force. I think I'm going to cut out sugar this week. We'll see the affects on Friday!!

Hope you all have a good week.

The DC is AWESOME!!!! I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't gone yet. But please go over your Daniel Prophecy book. Particularly the portion about the image. See if you can figure out who is represented by the ten toes!! Spiritual truth is completely amazing. This is no May 21st!! LOL emoticon

  
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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/5/2011 3:25PM

    Wasn't that mind boggling? All that new light they gave us on Sunday, wow!

emoticon emoticon on your 18's. I loved discovering I had hit it too. Love even more the range of sizes now. Wish all the manufacturers were the exact same with their sizing of clothes emoticon

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ATMANI 7/5/2011 1:29PM

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And the good news is...!!

Friday, July 01, 2011

I bought a jacket for my DC this weekend and it was two sizes smaller!! I usually buy a size 22 in jackets, pants, skirts and dresses. But yesterday, I went to Syms and bought a beautiful jacket. My initial thought was to try on a larger size. But I wondered how much I have to go before I could fit an 18 again. I tried the jacket on and it fit like it was made for me!! OK. I'm happy. :-)

I also bought a skirt in a smaller size. A 20. it fits perfectly too. Size 22 is a thing of the past. Now on to the next!!

Oh yeah, i did Zumba today!! emoticon

  
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GAMOMMY3 7/5/2011 12:09AM

    Oh yeah!!! That is AWESOME!!!

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CINA-MINI 7/3/2011 11:06PM

    Great job! Zumba sounds fun! Even just saying it is fun!

Congrats on your new size! Well done!

Hugs,
Cinamin

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TREVUG 7/2/2011 12:50AM

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/1/2011 11:19PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon makes you feel so good!

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AHGIRLS 7/1/2011 11:14PM

    That's fantastic! You will feel amazing wearing that to the DC!

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KKLENNERT809 7/1/2011 11:07PM

    Congrats to your weight loss!! Keep up the great work

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Have you ever had a doctor you just can't stand?!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I am preparing health baselines with my local bloodless hospital center and I've changed my doctors to doctors affiliated with that hospital. That said, I now have to get to know these doctors. I have a cardiologist, not because I have a problem, but because my dad died a few years ago from a massive heart attack and no one knew he had cardiac problems, not even him.

So, I go to this doctor for the first visit. He said something in a rude way ("you know you're obese") But ok, yes, I know I'm overweight. According to weight tables, obese. OK. I get that. So I let it pass.

I go yesterday for a stress test. I do the stress test without really getting out of breath or breaking a sweat. After he tells me, "well, you're out of shape, but you did well on the test. " Ok. Let that one go. I am out of shape. If a person says that in a condescending, high minded way, it stings more, even though it's true.

But the kicker came when he called me later to tell me the results of all my tests. He says there is one abnormality. But it may be because of my large br****ts that's why there's an abnormality. OK. I'm a C cup. But - REALLY?!!

I wanted to tell him, ok. I'm obese, out of shape and have large br***ts. But you're SHORT!! You got your bachelors in Fine Arts at an unknown school and you got your doctorate in the Bahamas! But - I'm not abusing you because I doubt the quality of your education. I don't hold that against you....until now. I'm getting another doctor and a second opinion. This guy is a jerk!!

I can appreciate doctors who are working for your own good. But it's just another thing to have a rude, obnoxious doctor (who is not that educated)! I'm not promoting higher education. I just think that if a person takes that route and wants others to trust him with their health then an appropriate education is necessary. Especially if you're obnoxious. I think a doctor should have a reason to be obnoxious. You don't have a reason with a Fine Arts degree!!

Not that there is anything wrong with that type of degree, but it says something to me about the person when they went to college. It says to me either they really didn't know what they wanted to do when they started - and finished - or they flunked out of everything else. And now he's YOUR cardiologist. Not getting the warm and fuzzy here!

Just venting about a jerk. Please don't get offended if you're a cardiologist with a bachelors in Fine Art!


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ATMANI 7/5/2011 1:33PM

    Yup, had my share of experiences with rude doctors. Hopefully, I don't have to meet any more rude ones for the rest of my life.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 6/30/2011 5:24PM

    He missed the class in tact. It's so odd, I was just reading an article in Prevention magazine on this exact same topic! Dr's preconcieved ideas about health and our weight and the fact that so many Dr's are biased, some without knowing it. It's a long article. They point out that you need to confront the Dr., in a polite but firm way about their attitude and treatment of you. If they don't change their treatment/attitude towards you, it's time to switch.

We will soon have our new svelt bodies and people like him will be a thing of the past. emoticon

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GAMOMMY3 6/30/2011 2:44PM

    Oh yeah, new doctor time!! Going to the doctor is stressful enough without being treated rudely! Hang in there!

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STUDYHAWK 6/29/2011 8:31PM

    Thank all of you for your support and understanding!! YOU ROCK!! emoticon

For my sisters in the faith, your "personality" is shining through! Love you guys!

I got a name of another cardiologist from a sister in my congregation. If that doesn't go well, you'll probably be hearing about it!! Sorry - in advance! emoticon

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TREVUG 6/29/2011 7:34PM

    I don't get why they have to be that way. You can get across to a person that they need to make changes in a much nicer way. My husband's cardiologist actually refused to see him after a while though. The reason was because he smoked (I can say that now). A few months later he was air lifted to Sacred Heart and had emergency heart surgery. Double bypass. He actually stopped smoking too, but started again. grrr. So he ended up having heart surgery anyway and survived it. Now, finally, he is establishing a healthy lifestyle.At least to the best of his ability. Mostly because he is eating what I cook for him. He also quit smoking and is studying the Bile. People can change, but being mean to them isn't going to help.

Sorry I rattled on so much. I am glad you are switching doctors. Who needs a negative ninny for a doctor anyway?????

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ROSENJ1965 6/29/2011 5:42PM

    He's rude, he's wrong, and he's letting preconceptions affect the care that you receive. Even if his education were stellar (which is sounds like it might not be), he's not giving you good care. Plus mention of your breasts in any descriptive context like that just sounds creepy.

Definitely find another doctor and get the care and attention you deserve!

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CINA-MINI 6/29/2011 4:12PM

    My Goodness! What a rude person! I am sorry that you had to go through all that. You went to the doctor for help, not to be put down.

Hugs,
Cinamin

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ZARAMUNI 6/29/2011 12:20PM

    hahaha My husband had a doctor who manhandled him during a physical and asked him if his "breasts" had always been like that. (He has some extra weight in his chest area) And then she asked him if he had a tetanus shot in the last 2 years and when he said no she gave him a needles before he could object. Needless to say we have never been back

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CHLOE453 6/29/2011 11:01AM

    emoticon Time for a new doctor, the last thing you need is to be criticised!! Good luck in finding one with a good bedside manner. Take care.

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GOOSIEMOON 6/29/2011 10:52AM

    Bedside manner is SO important in a GP doctor. Sometimes they forget they are dealing with a human being, not just a set of body parts and vital statistics.

Try to find a person you feel comfortable with.
You deserve it!

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Happy Monday!

Monday, June 27, 2011

After such a busy weekend with the grandkids, I'm tired. I'm going back to my Zumba today. I miss the energy it provided.

The start of week 6 began on Friday. I'm discouraged that I haven't lost more. But without Zumba, I should expect this. We'll see what week 7 brings. Maybe there will be a loss at the end of this week. I'll plug on every day till Friday! I want to reach my goal at the end of week 15. I'm almost halfway there and it doesn't look good. But, I'm doing this.

  
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TREVUG 6/28/2011 5:51PM

    Hang in there! Glad you had fun with the grandkids. Zumba sounds like so much fun. I want to try it one of these days. The weight WILL come off. Don't worry.

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NCFITCHICK 6/27/2011 11:10AM

    Glad you're able to get back to your Zumba! Keep it up ... loss will happen! emoticon

Hugs from your sis.
Dawn

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