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What a good Friday!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Today my sister Becky and I decided to Walk down to Subway for lunch with my niece Danielle. Then we walked over to the Hospital for Beck's test . Then home. We did a 3.88 mi. or so walk to do our errands today! It felt so good to walk all over Prairie du Sac and Sauk City. The villages are joined so it's no big deal but it was such an accomplishment for us.

Along the way we saw Becky and Tom's home they lived in for 36 years in preparation for being torn down. I wondered if Beck was going to shed a tear but she said no she didn't have time, she couldn't stop walking because she had her pedometer on and didn't want it to stop. LOL

I did manage to get a picture on my cell phone. If I can figure out how to download it I will post a picture.

The very best part of our day was late afternoon. We were able to attend an ordination of three young men into the priesthood. How exciting it was. I felt so much pride and happiness for them.

Take care and I hope everyone else had as good a day as we did!

  
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THOMS1 7/31/2009 11:43PM

    I liked your blog Susie and we did have a good day didn't we? We walked and Walked and Walked. Yes they are tearing my house down. It is a three story 4 bedroom with a big walk in attic. We down sized about 6 years ago and the Village bought the house along with the two others on the block and are now tearing them down to make room for a parking lot they have no use for. I guess its called progress. emoticon emoticon

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Confession

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Since I came back from Vacation in early July, I have had a very hard time keeping on track. While gone I even lost a pound. Thank goodness we did some walking! When I got back I kept reaching for the "wrong" things especially at the grocery store. I reverted back to sneaking food. I didn't want to have Becky seeing me be "bad". Lord knows I don't need a lecture. Who am I to judge she might not have said anything!

I almost had three straight days of success staying within my range but I went to the pantry before bed and grabbed two cookies. Okay, I thoroughly enjoyed them and should not beat myself up about it but it is easier said then done. I didn't think I was going to admit it but then I read a blog and decided I should come clean so maybe if anyone reads this they will realize they are not alone with their struggles!

One other thing I would like to mention is an article I read on SP that said if you have alcohol in your system whatever you eat immediately turns to fat! Yuck what a horrible thing to read after I come home from VACA where I had been enjoying Wine and cheese parties!

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SUSIEMT 7/31/2009 12:45AM

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments! That's right progress not perfection! I like that!

Let me know when you are all ready and we can plan on having that cookie to celebrate our successes!

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SUSIEMT 7/31/2009 12:45AM

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments! That's right progress not perfection! I like that!

Let me know when you are all ready and we can plan on having that cookie to celebrate our successes!

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GRAMTOTWO 7/29/2009 3:52PM

    You have done terrific on your journey. Few of us can compare ourselves to you. Good to know it doesn't take perfection. After coming so far, I know you can handle the good, the bad and the ugly :) Besides, confession is good for the soul! Keep walking - I'm way behind but on my way. And after I catch up, I might just have a cookie with you.

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C11ELF16 7/29/2009 1:16PM

    I know your pain - LOL. It is VERY hard to get back on track after vacation. I was AHEAD of my plan and weighed less than expected when I got married and therefore gave my self MORE freedom on my honeymoon. UGH - now it has been even harder to get back on track since I have been back. You are right - do NOT beat yourself up. All you can do is enjoy the few things you allow yourself and FIGURE out a plan ....a way to slowly WORK back into your plan to meet your goals. Good luck !

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THOMS1 7/29/2009 12:04PM

    Susie, Oakeyson is right don't beat yourself up. It really does happen to all of us and I am included in that. I think as long as we pick ourselves up and start again its ok to occasionally treat ourselves. Do they make locks for pantry doors???? Now pick yourself up and dust off those cookie crumbs. ( I didn't know we had cookie's, where are they)? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NETTER61 7/29/2009 11:28AM

    Susie - you're human. We all go through times of indulgence (I'm in one now and I want out!). I think being aware of making those choices is what is going to help us get back on track. I have to start making the right choices today - join me??

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SHOAPIE 7/29/2009 10:22AM

    I think it is okay to add a treat now and then so you don't feel too deprived and then go off th deep end as long as you are making good choices most of the time. After all you are human! emoticon

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OAKEYSON 7/29/2009 10:16AM

    Don't beat yourself up over it. We all have struggles and indulge once in a while. The thing is to not make it the majority of your diet and to recognize it and continue to move forward. That realization that you make internally will help you out in the long run. One thing I have found helpful - if I don't buy the cookies I don't have them around to tempt me.

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Ounces!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Today I posted my weight-in results with Team 300 Lbs. Plus. I was able to report I have lost a total of 102.8 lbs since joining Sparkpeople.com. Yeah, isn't that something. emoticon!!!
I feel very proud of the fact that I have done something that I once considered totally undo able for me. I did it one ounce at a time. That does sound funny but some weeks all I lost would be 2 or 3 ounces! My sister and I would look at each other and say "eewwww" They won't believe that! Of course, if it was my sister she would insist that she was just toooo embarrassed to report something so minuscule. Well, it was these weigh-ins that got me to a 102.8 lb. loss! I have the unknown person who sent me the invitation to sparkpeople to thank for getting me on the road to being a total "looser". Without Sparkpeople.com I would still be that big girl sitting at her computer (Oh! I still am only on Sparkpeople.com) playing games. I now go out walking! I know that doesn't seem like much activity but for me it has certainly turned out to be what I needed.
I have 50 lbs. more to lose, however, now I know it is possible and I will do it and it may be just 2 or 3 ounces at a time.

  
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KACYBEE15 9/18/2009 9:48PM

    Thanks for telling me to read this blog!! You raise a very valid point! emoticon

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THOMS1 7/22/2009 10:35AM

    Great blog Susie! What an inspiration you are. Together we will do it and good luck on the next 50. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATIEBUG815 7/20/2009 11:51AM

    Whatever it takes!!!! The important thing is to keep going in the right direction! I am so proud of you. You keep going!

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GRAMTOTWO 7/17/2009 12:23PM

    Great blog! I get soooo discouraged at times because of the dreaded "ounces". Now I get it - they are part of a team, like us, and together will reach our goal. Thank you for passing on the inspiration!

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OAKEYSON 7/13/2009 9:29PM

    I too know how much those ounces can add up. You have done such a great job so far. I know you can lose that last 50. Keep it up!!! emoticon

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4-ME-TO-BE_____ 7/13/2009 5:59PM

    emoticon emoticon that is fantastic you are such an inspiration and so right every ounce counts. Keep up the phenomenal work.

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Yea Me!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Our Team 300 lbs. Plus is having an ongoing team challenge. We are losing our weight 5% at a time. I have been steadily losing since I joined in July 08. This challenge started at the end of Dec 08. It has taken me almost two months to lose 14 lbs which is a good steady lose but seeing a lot of my other team mates losing it in one month is sometimes discouraging. I need to keep my eye on MY prize not think of how others are doing except to congratulate them for their fine loses. I am human after all but this to shall pass. (LOL)

  
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KATIEBUG815 6/3/2009 1:38PM

    Slow and steady wins the race. Just keep up the good work. You've come a long way baby. LOL What a lot of cliches!!! emoticon

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RIMAJO 2/19/2009 4:44PM

    Aw Susie, I can understand how you're feeling but I need to share something with you so you can know just how great you really are doing. It took me 5 months to take 10 pounds off & its an everyday battle keeping them off, esp while trying to continue losing. You're doing GREAT here, don't ever doubt it or feel discouraged by what you see others doing.. You are a source of inspiration to many of us here & I am so proud of what you've been able to accomplish. You're on a roll & as long as you don't quit, WILL see your dreams realized! Just you hang in there & keep tellin yourself that you're the little engine that could! emoticon

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KRISHAL 2/18/2009 10:27AM

    I feel mine's going slow too, and you're right, keep your eye on the prize.
At least we're losing and not gaining. emoticon

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SWIMGIRL 2/17/2009 11:48PM

    You are doing so great! Please don't get discouraged. This is about your Journey to a Healthier You. I am so proud of you.
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DOLLIE6 2/17/2009 3:14PM

    Hi Suzie,
You are doing great. You are going forward not backward and thats something to cheer about.
You will lose at your own pace. Sometimes its a month before I lose anything, and I know I have been eating right and exercising right so I think I should be losing. I know I will be eating like this and exercising like this for the rest of my life so why should I get all upset because my body is not corporating with me when I think it should. I know it can't help but lose sooner or later and sure enough it does and I wonder why I was so upset. One day you will wake up and you will say "I can't believe it, I did it. I am at goal". I want to hear that from you when you reach your goal and you will sure hear it from me.
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MALEXANDER4 2/17/2009 11:23AM

    you go girl and don't give the others a thought. remember all our bodies are different. you will keep you weight off if you loose it slowly. keep up the good work and remember, all this is one pound, one day, and one week at a time. it will all come to pass in the end. you will cross the finish line in your own time.

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Cookie Monster!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Since July 05/08 I have always had a loss. Today I had my first gain. I know why it happened. I bought a dozen oatmeal raisin cookies! I would have two or three each day. I so enjoyed them and I did claim them on my tracker. I don't feel guilty. I just won't go into the Kwik Trip again for half and half after the stores are closed. When I go into the grocery store I do avoid the cookie aisle. In fact when I first come in I have to pass the Bakery area. I sometimes close my eyes. I don't think I am being obsessive about it but sometimes I just don't want to take a chance encounter with my nemisis.

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SWIMGIRL 2/1/2009 10:44PM

    You can have a cookie, just not a dozen.

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