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I'd do anything to lose weight!! lol

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Well, I spent the afternoon in the emergency room because I cut the tip of my thumb off. They had trouble stopping the bleeding. Couldn't find the piece of thumb in the yellow pepper I was cutting.

Maybe I should weigh in now, while I'm low on blood and missing some flesh!! lol

  
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BRTRAINS 2/19/2011 8:42AM

    Ohh now I see what happened.... So Sorry , I'm a chef by trade and I have had so many pieces of fingers and thumbs sliced I lost count lol...

Hope you feel better

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TWOTIMESS 2/18/2011 11:27AM

    LOL! And protein added to the yellow pepper! Hope your thumb heals nicely again!

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SENATOR9 2/18/2011 11:08AM

    Hope you're ok glad you still have your great sense of humour emoticon emoticon

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BILL60 2/17/2011 8:54PM

    My kind of woman. Hard core!!!!!!! HOOAAA!!

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77PINKLADY 2/17/2011 8:04PM

    I once donated blood just before a Weight Watchers weighin. Okay so it was just coincidental but nothing was going to stop from going to that weighin. I knew I should be at least 8 ounces lighter.. Haha

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PURESTILLWATER 2/17/2011 7:39PM

    First of all, hope you are okay.

Second, too funny but you are not alone. I often wonder what impacts things will have on my weight. I got a haircut the other day and couldn't wait until the weigh-in the next day to see the loss. emoticon

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A realization...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Okay...I reached my goal weight and I've been able to keep it there for a couple weeks. Yeah, Me!! The deal I had with myself was that I would go out and buy some new clothes when I hit goal. I hesitated for a while because I didn't trust that I would stay there. Well, I did, so I shopped yesterday.

I remember the days of squeezing into a size 12 in the dressing room and being disgusted with what I looked like. Why did it look so much better on the hanger??

Well, yesterday, I took an armload of clothes into the dressing room to try on. Here's what I learned.....Everything looks great when you're a size 4!!! Yeah, Me...again!!!

So, to all of you who are still on your weight loss journey...keep plugging away. The results are amazing!!!

Keep Sparking!!! emoticon

  
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BRTRAINS 2/19/2011 8:46AM

    Great Job... and a true motivator

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SOLSTICECHILD 2/17/2011 6:49PM

    Awesome!! emoticon

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MCDOWN75 2/17/2011 6:06PM

    Good for you! I'm jealous by the way. I don't think I'll ever get that small, but I'd be tickled to death with a 12. LOL You go girl!

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BAILEYS7OF9 2/16/2011 4:28PM

    Kick some size 4 booty!!! Way to go girl!!!!

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PARKERB2 2/16/2011 4:18PM

    SO your now a 4. Good for you. Send a little luck my way. Have a good day. I'm sure you will Keep Sparking. emoticon

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Handling changes

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I am a creature of habit. I pretty much follow a routine everyday, changing a little here and there, but overall following a pattern. I like it. I'm in control.

We own a business and I work out of our home...about 10 hour/week. I have a lot of time on my hands and I think the routine keeps me from getting stagnant.

I bicycle certain days of the week with a local bike club. (Weather permitting) It's part of my routine.

It's when my routine is compromised that I have trouble.

Sometimes I fill in for the dental assistants at a local office. It throws off my routine and I'll start to get anxious the night before, which leads to snacking.

If there's a special event, or vacation, etc....I lose control of myself.

Now, here's the big upcoming challenge. We have a friend from Wisconsin, who is unemployed and his benefits are just about depleted. He hasn't been able to find a job. To keep him from living under a bridge, we have invited him to move down to Tennessee with us to try his luck searching for a job here. He is a very nice man, who deserves some help. I'm confident that he'll be able to find something to get back on his feet and start fresh. (BTW-His divorce is final tomorrow, too, so he really needs a change.) He arrives on Friday.

The anxiety is building. I look forward to having him here, but I worry about how I'm going to handle the change. How will my routine be affected? Will his eating habits rub off on me? (He's a big guy.)

I'll have to dig in and keep sparking, keep exercising, keep pushing forward and try my hardest to roll with it, without " feeding" my fears.

Wish me luck!

  
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MCDOWN75 2/14/2011 7:12AM

    I think you get to turn your bobcat badge over for the rest of the year! (That's an old scout mom reference for those of you not in the know.) He's not going to rub off on you, you are going to rub off on him. Change is hard and scary, but it lets us grow as people. Embrace the disruption, don't fear it. It's a new adventure. You can do it.

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BRTRAINS 2/11/2011 5:23PM

    That's very kind of you. Just keep doing what you are doing , I just bet the positive energy and lifestyle will rub off on him.. You said he needs change and it will be all good..



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PEGG123321 2/9/2011 12:11PM

    Change is very difficult for me too. I'm a creature of habit myself.
Very nice of you to welcome him into your home & help him out at this troublesome time in his life.
Just recently divorced myself I know that being able to count on others really helps.
Just a thought, but maybe having some kind of routine or contant in his life could help him. Something predicable...

I would tell him that you have a "routine" & its just who you are and if he'd like to join you in someway that he is welcome to. If not, that is fine too.
Who knows it may work out for all of you.

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BAILEYS7OF9 2/9/2011 12:06PM

    emoticonand very nice of you to offer a helping hand!

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Today's the big day if you're a football fan!!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Well, I'm not a football fan....just a Packer fan. This comes from living part of my life in Green Bay, Wi.

So, here's the plan for today. ( My husband is actually up in Green Bay right now. I had to make my own plans for the big day.):

After doing a few last minute cleaning things around the house, I have a 35 mile bike ride scheduled with friends. It's supposed to be about 50 degrees and sunny today. We have to take advantage of it while it lasts, because the rest of the week looks pretty crappy. This bike ride will help me burn some calories in preparation for the Superbowl.

For the game, I've invited 8 friends over to watch it. In my Wisconsin-born brain, you can't watch football without bratwurst and Wisconsin cheese. (Thus, the bike ride!) Moderation will be the key word today! It should be a good time.

It's not everyday that the Packers make it to the Superbowl. Last time, in the 90's, I lived in Green Bay. My boys were little and we had a blast with all of the festivities. This time, all of my guys are up there. (I would have gone, but it's too cold for me! I've become a southerner.) My one request of my husband was to bring me back a Packer T-shirt (size small!!). Preferably, a "Superbowl Champions" T-shirt!!

Enjoy the game everyone!!!

Go Pack!!!

  
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ROGUECHIP 2/6/2011 12:38PM

    Go Pack! As a former Wisconsonite and lifelong Packer fan, I'm right there with ya. A bike ride before the game and then off to a party. No brats for me though -it's a cholesterol thing. Cheers!

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ROGUECHIP 2/6/2011 12:33PM

    Go Pack! As a former Wisconsonite and lifelong Packer fan, I'm right there with ya. A bike ride before the game and then off to a party. No brats for me though -it's a cholesterol thing. Cheers!

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I reached goal!!!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Yeah, me!!!! I reached goal!!!

It's been slow going, which is good, and I've been learning a lot along the way, but I've been here before. Two years ago, I reached this same weight for about a week and then started gaining again.

My goal now is to lose just a few more pounds (for a cushion), keep sparking and teach myself how to live at this weight.

So today....I will keep following my plan, get this house cleaned for a weekend Superbowl party and treat myself to a new yoga class.

Woo Hoo! Yeah, me!!!

  
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SHALISAYW 2/5/2011 6:07PM

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MCDOWN75 2/4/2011 7:27PM

    That is so AWESOME! You are really inspiring. Have a great Super Bowl Weekend!

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BRTRAINS 2/4/2011 5:04PM

    WOW !!! Good for you.. Amazing and it shows how focused you are.. Thanks for your support helping me stay on track and hopefully reaching my goal soon...

Keep it up .. I love the positive attitude you give off

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SENATOR9 2/3/2011 11:27AM

    Way to go emoticonkeep it up your doing fine
Go Packers GO

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FOOFIT1 2/3/2011 4:21AM

    Congrats!!! What an incredible accomplishment! I hope you continue to blog about your maintenance experiences. I have never been at maintenance, and it would be so nice to see someone else go through it to give me a little preparation for when I *do* get there!

What an amazing achievement! I am so happy for you. You are an inspiration!

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KESTREL500 2/2/2011 12:01PM

    Yeah you. Congratulations! Happy maintainence. emoticon

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SCOTTK3000 2/2/2011 9:44AM

    Great job! Fantastic!!
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THOMS1 2/2/2011 9:29AM

    emoticonwhat a great accomplishment! Keep working hard to hold that line. emoticon emoticon

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NANCYBOAT 2/2/2011 8:33AM

    Congratulations!!!!!

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EUPHROSYNEA 2/2/2011 8:28AM

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Yeah, YOU! Congratulations!! Isn't that the best feeling ever?! I wish you all the best on maintaining your healthy lifestyle. I am sure you will do it this time! Have fun at your party and new yoga class! :)

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TURCOTTEP 2/2/2011 8:22AM

  Congratulations

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