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I'm on vaca right now!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I am missing in action right now. I am visiting my cousin so have very limited time to get on line to spark. Hope all is well with you. I just did 40 min. on the stationary bike. Left lots of sweat on the floor. Hope cousin gets over it. LOL
Have a wonderful day!

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SUNSET24 6/29/2010 8:39PM

    have fun and just wwanted you to know you are soooooooo missed by all of us, smiles.

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JANEYINMADTOWN 6/27/2010 11:41PM

    enjoy yourself and I am jealous! Hugs!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 6/27/2010 4:45PM

    Enjoy your vacation. You deserve some time away.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

I think I have recovered from yesterday! I took a 3 hour (lol) nap. Ate a light dinner and then off to bed. I only have a mild sore throat today but nothing keeps me away from shopping. Becky dragged me to a Company wide warehouse sale. It was fun! there were so many people there and we were very close to the front. Checking out was even more fun. We were in line for over 30 min. snaking all around this big atrium. It was worth it. I got some very nice things on the cheap.

Then we met a couple of her old co-workers for lunch. I did okay with my choices but I will know better what to order there next time and believe me there will be a next time. Good food! Good shopping! It just goes together.

Now on a sad note when I weighed in this morning I did gain two lbs. from last week. I will do better. I think I need to shake my eating and my exercise up. I plan on contemplating this this weekend. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I will be walking the Big Middleton Event? I am not sure what it is called but it is 5.5 Miles. I have to look at it again. Anyway maybe I can walk off some of the weight I gained. Here's hoping!

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NETTER61 6/19/2010 4:41PM

    Susie - glad you enjoyed your time! And, those 2 pounds aren't worth stressing over. Yeah, disappointing but not worth the stress. It'll come off! Enjoy that 5.5 mile walk! Hope it's not too hot and humid for you. emoticon

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THOMS1 6/19/2010 3:16PM

    Good blog Susie, I am glad that you feel better! emoticon

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RIMAJO 6/19/2010 1:26PM

    Glad to hear you had a good day Susie, and that you're on the mend! What's this Big Middleton Event? And when is it? If you want someone to join you, let me know!
PS.. kick that scale for me, would ya? Don't let it discourage you - as long as you're exercising & keeping within range on calories.. You WILL reach your goal! One day at a time.. or as you remind me, baby steps. emoticon


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    Glad the extra sleep has you feeling back to normal. Don't sweat the 2 pounds as I know you are seeing successes in other areas of your health. Enjoy you Middleton walk today. Sounds like fun!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 6/18/2010 11:32PM

    In addition to Kate's comment, the weight gain could also be water retention. Two pounds is not a derailment. You'll do it!

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KFH3107 6/18/2010 11:30PM

    Good attitude! Don't forget that gaining 2 lbs may be actual muscle that you have replaced the fat loss with. Hope you feel better!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

I have always said I have never hit a plateau. That it was always me standing in my way. For the past few weeks I have been going up and down. I will lose one lb. then gain three. I think that is what will happen this week. I also say it is what it is. I feel like I have been run over by a Mack Truck. Yes, that truck was big and long. It left me with a sore throat on the right side of my throat. I'm dragged out and I will leave it at that. I need to take a nap right now. I had 8 hours of sleep last night. Go figure. I didn't even do my strength training today. I did do cardio though!
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    Take care of your self Susie and get back at it when you feel better...sometimes you do just need to rest! Hugs!

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GRANNYS5 6/17/2010 6:49PM

    Hope you get to feeling better soon

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RIMAJO 6/17/2010 6:42PM

    Very sorry to hear you're not feeling well Susie.. sometimes our body needs rest & when we don't hear it, it has to present a stronger demand. I sure hope that's all this is & nothing more. As for plateaus.. I was just reading a few days ago about plyometrics (aka "shock training") & how they are useful in breaking past plateaus.. with water plyometrics being a little easier on our joints. If you ever watch Biggest Loser, you've probably seen it in use. If you're not familiar with them, you may want to look into this (you can do a google) as a help towards getting beyond that plateau.

As always I wish you continued success on this journey & am offering up a prayer that you feel better soon.

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DESTINYCALLS47 6/17/2010 5:47PM

    Have you talked to a doctor about how you feel? I have heard you mention fatigue in your posts. Maybe it's time for a good check up. I have had plateaus and they really don't have any symptoms, except not losing weight. Weight might fluctuate some, but it wouldn't cause excessive fatigue, sore throat, ect.. Take care of yourself, Susie. ~~Marge~~

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Yeah Me!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

I am some what embarrassed. I was in a challenge in Team 300 lbs. Plus and happened to win the title. That just tickled me however, I immediately gained 2.4 lbs. The results were just in and I feel like I screwed up. Okay, that is my old stinky thinking. I will not offer any rationalizations. It is what it is end of conversation. Well almost!
For any new person to spark that may be reading this blog I have been doing this "lifestyle change" since July 2008. An occasional back step is permissable in my program as long as it does not lead to a binge. I have not binged for years.
Here's the thing. Since Spark I have freedom. Freedom to make choices whether they are good or not so good. I have the freedom to not feel guilt!! I also have the freedom to continue on with my healthy lifestyle changes without missing a beat. The last part is key! One step back and two steps forward! WooHoo! Life is good!
Also, I usually go to the gym M-F to do cardio and strength training as well as walking to and from the gym. This for me is humorous! Last night we went out to eat with friends and I made a not so good choice. The first thing I did this morning was go to the gym. Am I taking this healthy lifestyle to far? NNNNooooooo! I am proud of myself! Yeah me! emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 6/10/2010 5:01PM

    I'm proud of you, too. You are an inspiration to me.

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    emoticon Susie! It's so nice to hear from you and know you are doing well!


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X_NITSIRK 6/6/2010 3:15PM

    You have every right to be proud!! You are most awesome and are such an inspiration.

I was thrilled that you won the Biggest Loser title - it shows how hard you continue to work - and that it is possible to have great results all the way through!


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DESTINYCALLS47 6/6/2010 12:43AM

    You should be proud. You have been an inspiration to me. The picture of you with the big pair of pants and reading your forum messages, ect. gives me hope I can accomplish what you have. It's not just losing the weight, it is also the handling of the mental garbage that can go along with being 'obese'. the hurt ,anger, low self esteem, rebellion, depression, the real and imagined censure from other people.

I have wanted to tell you this for quite some time. Some of my past life hasn't been very pleasant and I learned to (was trained) keep my mouth shut. It can be difficult to express myself. Anyway, thank you. ~~Marge~

P.S.--Sure glag tere is spell check.

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BECKYB73 6/6/2010 12:08AM


You're awesome!!!

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Spark or not?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This past two years (this July) has sped by so fast! I have lost 147 lbs in that time! Can you imagine that? It just feels to surreal! I have never kept off any weight that I tried to lose before. I know this is all due to Spark People, the support of my fellow team members especially Team 300 Lbs. Plus. In this past few months if it hadn't been for the challenges that Dusty has come up with I do not know if I would have lost as much as I did. Being active on a team is key for me. In the past I might just go through the motions but continue to lose. I think it was late last year that I had to give myself an attitude adjustment. When Dusty had the first Challenge of the year I decided to become "active". Oh! Gee Whiz" it's worked! I wonder why. LOL

I am here to say for anyone that will listen. Read and heed Spark Articles! They are awesome! They tell you everything there is to know about weight loss. That is how I got started on Spark. I knew it all before but I wasn't ready to accept it. If you are not willing pray for the willingness! It could be the difference between life or death!

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DOLLIE6 6/1/2010 6:36PM

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. You are such an inspiration to so many.

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SUSIE@2 6/1/2010 12:55PM

    I need to join a challenge...I seem to go full force then stop...Thanks for the advise.

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TANNIS41 5/29/2010 7:43AM

    You are awesome. :) The challenges help me as well...someday I hope to be able to say I have lost as much. It's a journey, I am glad I met you on mine.


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THOMS1 5/27/2010 10:55PM

    Great blog Susie! I am so proud of you and your quest for a healthy lifestyle change. Your blog nips it in the bud. Challanges, the support from your teams, the articles. You are a great motivator. emoticon

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C11ELF16 5/27/2010 10:43AM

    YAY - Congrats and keep up the good work !

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THINMAMAWARD 5/27/2010 9:53AM

    That's it 'pray for the willingness'. I need to 'read and heed'. I do know it all in my head but in action I do not. Now I am leaving for a walk. Thank you my spark friend.

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X_NITSIRK 5/27/2010 8:31AM

    Congrats Susie!! You have done awesome and are such an inspiration. Your picture - with your old pair of pants - was one of the first things that I saw when I joined Spark. I knew - when I saw that pic - that I wanted one just like it!!

The knowledge that is here on Sparkpeople is great. And the support of all the members is so important. The challenges are great fun and definitely keep me motivated!

Thanks for all of your support and inspiration. Here's to even more success!


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LUNADRAGON 5/27/2010 4:07AM

    What a great personal blessing! Congratulations for your weight loss and hard work!
Thank you for sharing your victories!

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IMABE1FORTY 5/27/2010 2:16AM

    Your success is incredible! Congratulations! Thank you for posting this. I have every reason to lose this weight but still feel like I'm just going through the motions. I do the exercise and follow my food plan (most of the time...) but have felt disconnected. Thanks again! emoticon

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MOCACHOC 5/26/2010 11:49PM

    Congratulations on your 147 lb weight loss. I am so excited for you. You are an inspiration to anyone who has doubts that spark really works. Keep up the great work and your goals for the future.

Peace and Love

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TENACIOUSTRISH 5/26/2010 11:49PM

    Congrats on your weight loss. Keeps me motivated to tone and lose a little bit more! Thanks for the inspiring blog!

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