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week 12 weigh in.... 20 week challenge

Monday, November 07, 2011

Today's weigh in 321.7
last week 323.7
I'm down 2lbs this week and I have 21.7 lbs left to make my 50lb goal by Jan I need to lose 2.7lbs a week... I know I can do can do it!

So from here on out I need to work harder, and watch alittle better what I am eating. I know Thanksgiving and Christmas is gonna make things alittle difficult.. Its hard enough to not gain during the holidays BUT to Lose... wowziers lol So I guess we will see which will win out lol Me OR the Holidays lol
One thing that will help is if I eat someone else's cooking besides my family.. I say that because I was raised with our way of cooking and look where that got me lol its all too good but going to say the inlaws to eat.. they do things a good bit different so that makes it easier for me... I only like a few things lol And I don't mean that ugly or anything its just that every family does things differently.. has there own ways of cooking and there own traditions.

Good Luck and Best Wishes to everyone this week!!! emoticon

  
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CHANGING4ME49 11/10/2011 3:28PM

    Super proud of you!! You are doing an amazing job my friend! I have no doubt you will survive the hoildays and well. emoticon

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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 11/9/2011 12:24PM

    Way to go on another loss Tara! You are doing awesome. I am putting my money on the fact that you will beat the holidays! I love the holidays as well and can't wait to decorate my house and start baking! I love the cookie trays that I give out to our family and friends. I love shopping, I love giving gifts, I love the magic of all the holidays bring to my kids. Ahhhhh, just thinking about the next couple of months makes me feel good.

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ZENNITH 11/7/2011 3:13PM

    You or the holidays? I'm with you on that one :-) emoticon

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CAROLYN_ROSE 11/7/2011 11:33AM

    Good Luck!! You can totally do this!

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I am Thankful for.....

Thursday, November 03, 2011

1 I am Thankful for being so Truly Blessed!

2 I am Thankful to have married the man of my dreams he is a wonderful, Loving, Caring, man and the BEST Father and Husband ever!

3 I am Thankful for my two beautiful, sweet, loving baby girls that God blessed me with! God knows I love them like crazy!!

4 I am Thankful for my Family!

5 I am Thankful for the Health of my Family!

6 I am Thankful for my House... (having a roof over my head)

7 I am Thankful for my Health!

8 I am Thankful for our Friends!

9 I am Thankful for Our Church!

10 I am Thankful for the being able to Walk. Something many take for granted.

11 I am Thankful for having a washer and dryer.. not having to go to a laudry mat.

12 I am Thankful for for having ac and heating in our home.

13 I am Thankful for having a indoor bathroom! ( NO out houses lol)

14 I am Thankful for being fourtune enought to have a car, one that runs and gets us where we need to go.

15 I am Thankful for being able to SEE all of the wonderful things God put here on earth for us all.

16 I am Thankful for for being able to Hear.. without I wouldn't hear my children play and giggle, or birds sing, my husband saying I love you ect..

17 I am Thankful for not having dirt floors.

18 I am Thankful for being able to pay our bills.. Thanks to my Loving Husband.

19 I am Thankful for being able to be a stay at home mom!!!

20 I am Thankful for that there are still some GOOD People in this world! I Pray that more see the light!

21 I am Thankful for Our ability to have children,,, there was a time We didn't think it would ever happen for us but God Blessed with two amazing little girls!!!

22 I am Thankful for all of those who have fought and for all thoses who are still fighting for our Country!

23 I am Thankful for my inlaws for treating me like family.

24 I am Thankful for The ability to worship freely!

25 I am Thankful for being loved!! There are some people who don't have anyone to be there for them and love them.

26 I am Thankful for having another day with my family.. you never know when your time is up or when your loved ones time is up.

27 I am Thankful for having so much to be Thankful for.

28 I am Thankful for having food on our table, it's heartbreaking to think there are people that don't.

29 I am Thankful for having enought wealth to have all the things we need! ( food, water, a home,electricty, ect.)

30 I am Thankful for each and everyone of YOU!!!! May God Bless you all!!!


This is just a short list of all the things I am Thankful for... the more we look around the more there is to be Thankful for.
Most of all I am Thankful for all the many blessing I have received! And I Thank God every chance I get for everything because with out Our Lord Jesus there would be NOTHING to be Thankful.. I mean after all we wouldn't be here.

And Ofcourse I am Very Thankful for SPARK People and all the wonderful people on here and everything this site has done for me!

  
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MICHELLESMILES_ 11/6/2011 7:17AM

    What a wonderful list!

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CHANGING4ME49 11/6/2011 6:53AM

    LOVE your list. I think I will do one too closer to Thanksgiving when I can really sit down and reflect on all my blessings. Great job!! Thank you for sharing and for being a loyal and supportive friend. emoticon

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TARAFROMTX1 11/4/2011 10:54AM

    Thank you all, and yes I do have a alot to be Thankful for. =-)) I pray that everyone has alot to be Thankful for!!!

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KATIBUG49 11/3/2011 4:59PM

    Boy you have a lot to be thankful for & make me stop to think about how we forget to say the things we are thankful for and show the people we are thankful to. Thank you for a wonderful blog to make me remember to be thankful.

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TURKEYCALLER 11/3/2011 4:56PM

    I am thankful that you wrote this blog!

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RGDSGAL 11/3/2011 4:56PM

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BONDMANUS2002 11/3/2011 4:55PM

  great job

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alittle funny for Thanksgiving..I added a few since last night enjoy

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Thought this was cute I had to share!!





















  
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FLMOMX2 11/4/2011 8:04AM

    emoticon emoticon Great laugh to start the day

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ZENNITH 11/3/2011 4:37PM

    Thanks for that giggle emoticon

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TARAFROMTX1 11/3/2011 11:50AM

    Your all very welcome... I thought they were cute and had to share! What's life with out humor? And please do borrow if you like! emoticon emoticon

I agree with you Beth I hope it does add any unwanted lbs either! emoticon

Comment edited on: 11/3/2011 11:52:09 AM

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BBORDEN86 11/3/2011 11:48AM

    Those are too funny! Hopefully thanksgiving dinner doesn't pack on the pounds for ANY of us... I'm stressing BIG time about it.

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MICHELLESMILES_ 11/3/2011 11:41AM

    LOL!

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CHANGING4ME49 11/3/2011 11:23AM

    hahahaha Love it! I am so borrowing some of these. Thanks for sharing.

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SLFGOLF 11/3/2011 1:00AM

    I love it, thanks for sharing!

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ARTJAC 11/3/2011 12:16AM

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NASFKAB 11/2/2011 11:44PM

  thanks loved it

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LESLIELENORE 11/2/2011 11:15PM

    Very cute! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Nov. 1st ... almost 4 months in and feeling GREAT!!!!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I don't know what it is but I am having a great afternoon, I was able to get rid of my headache. I have been working out every second I get in between taking down halloween decorations, and cleaning house, pick up toys, ect. I've already gotten in 8 of my 10 glasses of water today,,, looks like I'll be getting a good bit more today. And all in all I am feeling Really good!!!! I love theses days and can't wait until I have more and more of them!

So many things have changed in the past about to be 4 months...

I feel so much better
I'm sleeping better
I have more energy
I am losing weight
I am losing inches
I have had several people tell me they can see I have lost weight! That's always a plus!
I can see deference, in my body and how I m feeling. Yes I still have a long way to go but it is working! And the more I see and feel the more it makes me want to do!! It is amazing... it definitely helps being able to see it and feel it!

And a BIG HUGE THANK YOU to all of you that have commented, and motivated me and well for everything. YOU all are Amazing!! And I am very grateful to all of you for the added strength you all give me every day! You all are very helpful, inspiring and motivating to me! And have been GREAT friends! Just so you know YOU all mean alot to me and I am Grateful!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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BBORDEN86 11/3/2011 11:50AM

    You are doing absolutely wonderful!!! I still haven't gotten my motovation back. I'm 3 days into the month and have worked out twice. *sigh* Keep it up girl!!

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MICHELLESMILES_ 11/1/2011 5:18PM

    You are doing fabulous! So proud of you girl!

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CAROLYN_ROSE 11/1/2011 3:54PM

    You are doing great!!! Keep up the good work!

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November Goals..

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

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Okay so I can't believe it's November already and we only have 2 months left in the year. WOW were does time go!?! Also means two months left in Sallies 20 week Challenge... So I have to step it up! d

On to my Goals:

emoticon make the 310 glasses this month.. I missed it by 4 glasses this month... emoticon

emoticon eat better this month... the past week I have been slipping bad... not watching my sodium at all! emoticon

emoticon going for 1600 minutes this month! I did my 1500 + for Oct. emoticon It wasn't as hard as I thought!! But I can do better!! I know Thanksgiving is coming up so it will make it harder but more reason to shoot for more.. I mean if I m going to be eating holiday food I m going to need the exercise! So we will see which will win out... I could be crazy on this lol

emoticon weight in once a week

emoticon measure once a month

I am going to try to make healthier holiday foods as well!
I bought the Spark cook book and am going to try and put it to use!
For Christmas i think I m going to ask for another exercise machine.. not sure what kind yet.. will take suggestions!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hoildays.. its the only time of the year were when everyone gets togeather they seem to be happy and get alone ... yup family issues lol

I love the decorating, and buying and wrapping gifts for everyone and the food!
I love christmas caroling, just sitting in the living room at night with nothing on but the christmas lights and fire place. Yummy hot coco with a few marshmellows....I love the Christmas movies! And I love making Christmas cookies with my girls!!

Boy I could problaly go on but I won't lol

So Here's to making the next two months count!!!!


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MALIAN1 11/1/2011 11:42AM

    I LOVE your goals....you CAN do it! Keep in touch and we can motivate each other....we are very close in our goals.
I feel the same way you do about the holidays and they will be here before we know it!

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MOLLYSARAN 11/1/2011 11:17AM

    Keep up the great work , your very inspirational :)

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