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Things I've been missing out on.....

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I started pondering today about things I want to do once I settle into my new body. I realize it's going to take some time before that happens. I'm not (unfortunately) going to wake up from surgery and just be thin. But I can see on down the road......

Things I haven't done because I was either too big, too unhealthy, or too embarrassed because of my size to do them.

I want to take my kids horse back riding. I loved doing that as a child and teenager, and have never been able to take my own kids.

I want to ride a roller coaster with my kids. Since they have been old enough to ride them, I have been too big join them.

I want to take dance lessons.

I want to run in local races///fun runs.

I want to buy a bike and ride the trails with my husband.

I want to jump on our new trampoline with my boys.

I want to take my kids swimming without being so embarrassed to be seen in public in a bathing suit. And be able to go to a water park and actually RIDE on the slides instead of watching from the sides.

I want to be able to go into a clothing store and buy cute clothes. (No more ordering frumpy, boring clothes from a magazine or online.)

I want to mow the yard without having my feet hurt so bad the next day that I have to prop them up all day long.

I want to go ziplinning with my family!

So much I've missed out on. I can't wait.

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SUPERDORK76 5/15/2011 12:03AM

    You can do it! emoticon

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MR21965 5/14/2011 10:24PM

  great goals best of luck!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

I just found out yesterday that I am going to be able to have weight loss surgery. Our insurance doesn't cover anything for WLS, so we will be paying for it, "out of pocket", so to speak. (Not that we have that kind of money IN our pocket....we'll be taking a loan out!)

I have felt such a sense of freedom today, knowing that within a few months time, I will be on the road to truly being in a healthier place than I've been in that past 15 years.

Surgery date: JUNE 24th.
Date to begin liquid diet: JUNE 10th

My plan is to blog along the way and record the process of losing.
Wish me luck!

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DDOORN 5/13/2011 8:43PM

    Big news! During the time you have before surgery you can prepare by SPARKING as best you can with great food and activity choices! The important thing to remember about weight loss surgery is that it is a TEMPORARY boost to your efforts in building a healthy and well lifestyle.

I am speaking as a "failed" weight loss surgery candidate who lost all the weight and despite the surgery put it ALL back on and THEN some! WLS is a tool, not permanent magic...!

If you haven't already done so, join some SparkTeams related to weight-loss surgery...there is much you can learn from them.


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SWEETMOMMY41 5/13/2011 6:00PM

  good luck! you can do this! you are worth it! have a wonderful day!

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Splenda Scam????

Monday, November 03, 2008

Ok, please feel free to correct me if I'm missing something somewhere. But I've looked at the labels twice.

I was thinking about purchasing some Brown Sugar Splenda for a recipe. I was putting it in my buggy, and almost as an after thought, I decided to compare it to regular brown sugar.

Regular Brown Sugar
1 tsp= 15 calories

Splenda Brown Sugar
1/2 packed tsp= 10 calories

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't that mean that 1 tsp of Splenda Brown Sugar would be HIGHER in calories than regular??? I don't even know how that is possible. I've always been a little slow in math. But I think I'm getting that part right.

I'm hoping that this is a case of, "Well, the Splenda brown sugar is loaded with ___________ (fill in the blank with some long, technically sounding healthy term), so it's actually better for you than regular brown sugar." I'm hoping it's that rather than what it seems to be: "Let's put that a half of a tsp equals 10 calories instead of 1 tsp equals 20 calories. That way we'll sale more,.... and who looks at the labels anyway, right?".

I couldn't believe it. And I ALMOST bought it! So for all of you who use Brown Sugar Spenda.....beware. Just use the real stuff and maybe put a little less than the recipe calls for. Enjoy the real thing!

Again, if I'm missing something...please feel free to correct me.

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BRIAEL 11/9/2014 10:57PM

    Late to the party, but it needs to be said for those who read it long after this blog was written.

You're missing the point. It isn't the correlation between the calories ... the whole point of an artificial sugar is the insulin response that is created to handle the rise in blood sugar level from your choice of poison (sugar/sweetener).

Read about the glycemic index for sugar. You will see that sucralose (brand name Splenda) has a vastly lower insulin reaction than sucrose (sugar).

Many people become overweight/obese BECAUSE their bodies have developed an unhealthy manner of fat storage - which is both caused by insulin resistance AND continues to ramp up the level of resistance leading to insulin-dependant diabetes and ever more fat being stored badly. The curse of the 21st century, because our food is so polluted with unnecessary fat, hormones, sugar, chemicals.

Eat clean. Eat sugar and fat low. Eat protein moderately. Exercise. There's a reason people were lean during the 2nd World War. They didn't fill their food with sugar and fat to make it taste nice while sitting on their butts watching TV.

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SPENCERB123 12/7/2009 10:07AM

    According to Splenda's website, you only use 1/2 as much of the Splenda brown sugar than regular brown sugar. So 1/2 tsp of Splenda brown sugar = 1 tsp of regular brown sugar as far as sweetness goes. 10 cals vs. 15 cals. So it is less compared to how much you use. Here's where I read it:


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GRACEISENUF 12/4/2009 5:42PM

    not only is it deceptive...it is terrible for you too

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BUGLET- 10/4/2009 12:28AM

    Always look for the devil in the details!

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CUTTINABBY 8/24/2009 3:52PM

    You know I did the same thing Picked it up read the lable and put it back.How many times have we've been told to read lables ? There is the proof in black and white .Spend the time to read.
Thanks for the reminder...consumer be wary!!

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CHRISTINARIAB 8/23/2009 4:34PM

    I totally agree with what you are saying, I myself bought some thinking it would be better and looked closer after purchasing. The only thing is that the flavor in the splenda blend is very strong so you need to use much less of it to get the flavor, but I have recipes in which I need the larger amount because it is a topping and using less will not cover so it does not help.

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LSSNELL229 8/23/2009 12:21PM

    Marketing is horrific, isn't it? Wow. I'm glad that you saw it and pointed it out. I am not too much of a splenda fan and I've learned that when something is removed in most of the products these days, it's only somewhere else. Not all products are like this but there are a lot out there with the Fat Free being replaced with a ton of sugar somewhere else.

I will advise this to people who I do my cake orders for because I'm not thrilled to read this in the least but they need to know...especially my diabetic customers who are trying to lose weight but want to indulge from time to time. You make me a healthier loser and baker.

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POLKADOTAZN 8/23/2009 12:36AM

    It might be because Splenda has more flavor so you can use less of it. But artificial sweeteners are still I try to avoid for the sake of my body =P

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VIANA1 1/5/2009 10:03AM

    Thanks for your comment. I saw it at the store and decided to look and you were right it is a scam. Thanks for the heads up.

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SWITCHGURL20 1/5/2009 9:21AM

    wow. i cant believe they did that. and most, average people dont look at the labels. wow.

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PAR12199 11/23/2008 7:49AM

    That is interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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TWIXXX 11/5/2008 5:24PM

    sheesh...marketing..what will they stop at???!!!

You know I do believe that they would have us eating pigs snout for breakfast if only they were able to brainwash us in believing it was the healthiest to do. Sigh...

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MESACHICK 11/3/2008 1:04PM

  I think you've got it on the nose, girl!!

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100 Pounds Lost in Eight Months--Here's How I Did It.....

Monday, October 20, 2008

100 Pounds Lost in Eight Months

Ever since I reached my 100 pounds lost last week, I’ve been inundated with emails asking me, “How did you do it?”, “What motivated you to finally do it?”, “What did you eat/drink”?”, “How many calories did you consume?”, “What was your exercise routine like?”. So I decided I would type a blog to answer all of these at one time. Please feel free to continue to sparkmail me with questions. I'm happy to help if I can. :)

Here is my story.

The first thing I say is, half of this battle is a mental decision.

The Motivation Part
I know how hard it is to find that motivation. When you live most of your life with a love of food, and a body that gains weight like nobody's business. I've been on diets, on and off, since I was 13. My pediatrician put me on these horrible diet pills (per my parents request) at age 13, and I was only like 10-15 pounds overweight. But it was a sign of what was to be. (My sister was always skinny as a rail. Durn her! )

Honestly, one day this past February, I just woke up, and it was, as Oprah would say, if you're an Oprah fan, my "aha moment". I just sort of got it. I had this knowing that I could NEVER eat the way I've always eaten again. I had to eat healthy, and could never make a habit of eating junk again. Not that I can't HAVE junk once in a while. But a lifestyle of eating that way, no more. If you are prone to gaining weight, you have to realize, it will never do you any good to go on a diet. Never. Because what happens is, we go on a diet, lose weight, feel great, then think, "Wow, look at all this weight I've lost. Good job. Ok, now the diets over, yea me." Then we go back to our old ways of eating, and BAM! We're overweight again, sometimes worse off than before. You need to have your aha moment where you come to realize that eating like crap when we were kids can't continue into the rest of our adult life. You've no doubt heard it before, and it's so true. It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change.

Now, coming to that point where you realize that is one thing. But actually choosing the healthy foods to make it a reality is another, I know. But I was so miserable, so unhealthy. I was so big and out of shape, I was, at least several times a week, thinking what my husband and kids would do if I died. Like, I was literally planning out in my head who would take care of them, how would my 3 yr old get along without me, since we are together 24/7. That should have been motivation enough for me to not have ever let it go this far in the first place. But it did. But now, I'm on the right path. Sometimes the Nike slogan comes to mind when I start thinking, "I don't feel like going to the gym to workout today." JUST DO IT! “Feel” has nothing to do with it. My time of the month, I feel like crap. Doesn't matter. Just do it. (And you know what, I DO feel better after working out in my TOM too, just like they say you will. And let me tell ya, I have serious female problems with my TOM, so if I wanted, I'd be perfectly justified in allowing that to be an excuse. But NO more excuses.)

There is a song by Carrie Underwood, (don't know if you listen to country or not,...) but part of it says, "I don't want to spend my life jaded, waitin, to wake up one day and find, that I let all these years go by, ....wasted....". I was listening to that the other day....and thought how that applied to me. I've spent 14 of my 15 years of marriage very overweight. I've not been able to take my kids to Six Flags because my rear won't fit in the seats, or teach my oldest to ride a horse, which was something I loved doing when I was younger. The list is a long one. I don't want to spend the rest of my 30's so big that I can't enjoy life with my husband and kids. I have red hair. One day I saw an older lady with red hair, very obese, walking with that walk that really fat people walk, like their legs are glued together...kind of a waddle. I saw her and thought, if I don't change, that will be me, and then I will have let my life pass me by. To be 50 or 60 and come to my "aha" moment. What a waste. Don’t get me wrong…not that it's not good to change at age 50. Anytime is better than never. But to have the ability to do something about it now, while I'm still fairly young, and not do it, would be a waste. It's like I got to look through a porthole or something, and see myself at that age, and think, "Oh, if I had only.....".

My “Diet” Plan
First I can say, if you're not ready to make a complete change of lifestyle, and if you're not ready to give up fast food, candy bars (cakes, cookies, etc), and if you're not ready to give up a lot of extra carbs, then you won't like my "diet" plan. And when I say give up, I mean about 95% give up. There is still room for an occasional treat, but for the most part, you have to be ready to say, "You know what, I want to be healthy MORE than I want to eat this food that's bad for me." Once you can reach that point mentally, it's really not hard anymore.

When I FIRST started, I told myself I would eat EXTREMELY healthy 5 days a week, and allow myself 2 days a week to eat a burger or some pizza, or a piece of cake, WITHOUT feeling guilty about it. Not two days to eat everything in sight. But two days when I wouldn't mentally punish myself for not eating perfect. This worked for me.

Literally overnight, I completely changed the way I had been eating. I cut out the obvious sugars: candy, cookies, sodas, high calorie juices, milk (while good for you, still has a lot of calories, and I drank a lot). I cut out cheese, high fat meats, white pastas and breads. I “went brown“, as I like to call it. Whole wheat, low-carb, bread, pasta, tortillas, bagels, rice, etc, and these, in moderation. I started eating more fruits and vegetables, and lean meats. And water! I finally started getting in my 8-10 eight oz. glasses of water daily, and I know that has helped tremendously.

For two weeks, I made this plan for myself:
Mon==liquids only
Tues==normal foods, but keep it all low cal, low fat
Wed===all fruits and veggies day
Thurs=== my free day. I used Thurs because hubby is off on Thurs, and I wanted more freedom to eat out if I wanted
Fri===all fruits and veggies day
Sat===normal, low cal, low fat
Sun==free day

(Then repeated it one more week. But I wouldn't do it more than two weeks at a time, as you'll need more calories than that, especially if you're working out. )

For two weeks I did that as a way to jump start my weight loss. I think I lost about 15 pounds those first two weeks. I was so excited I was ready for more. But as I increased my activity level, I had to increase my calories. You can't live that way too long. But I was SO heavy, I needed that initial boost. I tweaked this initial plan, and it just kept evolving. I soon gave up my two days to splurge. I was desiring to eat super healthy because I was having such great success. But what it eventually evolved to, is what I still do now. Eat really healthy, but have an occasional treat. WITHOUT guilt. I plan for it, I allow room for it in my daily calories, and I enjoy it. In the past, if I ate something that was "off" my diet, I would feel defeated, think there's no way I can lose all this weight anyway, and then just give up. This way, I planned for it and allowed myself to have it, but I know it's a treat, and not a normal food I can eat all the time.

For liquids, I would pretty much have lots of water, chicken broth, even tomato soup, low cal or sugar free pudding, sugar free Jell-O. My theory was, anything you can swallow without chewing that didn't have a lot of calories was ok. I know pudding isn't really liquidy, but it fell into my category. :) Mind you, I wouldn't eat a case of pudding, but you get the idea. Mainly broths. I made my own chicken broth, since the store bought kind has so much sodium. Just basically cook some chicken in water, with some onion, garlic, spices. If you make it, make a big batch. You'll want it often.

My Exercise Routine
When I started, all I was doing was a very light exercise routine, which consisted of walking around my neighborhood, and bouncing on an exercise ball at night while I watched tv. In April, we joined a gym, and I began exercising three days a week. I would walk and do weights. Once the pool opened in June, I began going in five days a week. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I would ride 3-5 miles on the recumbent bike, swim for about 20 minutes, then do an hour of water aerobics. Tuesdays and Thursdays I would walk, ride the bike for 7-8 miles, then do weights for 45 minutes. By the end of the summer, I had lost around 80 pounds.

NOW.....I am up to 12-15 miles on the bike. I do intervals between the bike and the arc trainer. Then I do a ½ to 1 mile walk around the track, using dumbbells to do arm work while I walk. Works my arms AND keeps my heart rate up. Then I do about 25 minutes of weightlifting, alternating days with upper and lower body. Then, I finish up with stretching. (Don’t waste a good weightlifting session by not stretching your muscles afterwards.) I try to vary my routine up a bit, week to week. Even if it’s just the amount of weights I use, or the order I do the exercises in, or the intensity. Your body gets used to the exercises you do; changing it up keeps it burning calories more efficiently.

Tips and things I’ve learned along the way:

Remember, with veggies, corn, potatoes, carrots, a lot of the lighter colored veggies have more starches which convert to sugar. So limit those. I don't EVER ban a veggie, starchy or not. But I do try to limit them. The green veggies are your best friends. Plus dark reds/purples.

Lettuce---the greener the better. Iceberg does nothing nutritionally for you. I use it on sandwiches some times, and as a filler. What I mean by that is, I make a spinach salad, and toss in some iceberg for bulk. Baby spinach is what I use most of the time, but there are lots of green lettuces to choose from. I like spinach on my sandwiches, and in pita pockets, and wraps too.

Grilled Chicken---I like to grill chicken with this awesome Lime Pepper spice. I always grill extra. Then I cut the extra chicken up into small strips, put it in a small snack baggie and freeze. I’ll usually have about 3-4 of these small baggies to freeze when I do it. Then I use them in chicken salads, or in a whole wheat pita pocket, or in a wrap for lunches. They are SO yummy this way, and beats the monotony of a sandwich every day.

Veggie Steamer---If you don't have a steamer, I highly recommend you get one. I use mine all the time. It makes steaming things so much easier. My favorite is broccoli, or a mix of broccoli with onion, zucchini and bell peppers. It's a definite must have.

Breads---Look for the words, “enriched“ whole wheat flour or white flour, and look for “high fructose corn syrup“, or “sugar“. If any of those are high up on the list, toss it and look again. I have found a bread that is only 50 calories, the lowest I've seen. Is it homemade tasting?....no. But I can have a sandwich where the bread only equals 100 calories, so that's worth it to me. It's Nature's Own Double Fiber Whole Wheat.

Bagels---Again, check the labels. I have found one called Nature’s Own Carb Check (Whole Wheat). It only has 150 calories in the whole bagel. I like to eat one of these with peanut butter and honey before I go workout. I eat breakfast at 6:30 with my kids. I start my workout at 8:00, and don’t get around to lunch until noon. This breakfast, with it’s fiber and protein, keeps me satisfied through my workout until I can have lunch.

My Top 4 Tips:
1. Drink your water.
2. Log everything you eat.
3. Exercise (whether you want to or not)
4. Get support from your friends on spark! :)

Life will ALWAYS throw curves at you. There will ALWAYS be something to get stressed at. That's why you need to make it a HABIT of choosing healthy foods, and not turning to food for comfort. You have time. You CAN do something about it still. But remember, it's not a diet. That’s why I always say, Half this battle is a mental decision. Once you make up your mind that this will be a new way of life for you, the hardest part is over.

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VIOLETFAWN 8/27/2014 8:30AM

    Thanks for the inspiration :)

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SHIRLEYANN43 5/11/2013 11:39PM

    Inspiring journey

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SIMONETTE130 7/23/2012 11:39PM

  Thanks for your inspiration.

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    GREAT for YOU! and what an inspiration to myself and others.
I have more than 100 to loose and am just beginning. again. lost 60 on a restricted carb diet from a Dr., then found every lb again trying to prove to myself that I didn't really need to be gluten-free. wrong.
so now it's back to gluten-free, dairy-free, corn-free, kind of like a paleo-type regimen.
this site and blogs like yours will be a great help. there is no room for excuses, my health and well-being is up to me.
thanks so much for being willing to share and help others, and WAY TO GO!!

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CRAFTDAFT 7/22/2011 6:57PM

  You know what is really funny?
This is pretty much the exact type of schedule I have used in the past to lose lots of weight - I simply slipped off the schedule for about 8 months (but didn't gain any weight back).

For weight loss this is the way to go.

I'm not sure about the only liquid days unless you're drinking a Muscle Milk or too (I swear by these, ladies and gents!), but this is all wonderful, sound advice.

Two days a week to eat what you want as long as it isn't binging or munching on whale blubber makes it amazing!

Eat frequently, small portions! Only bread is Natures own White Wheat or Double Whole Wheat (both of these are awesome & the only bread I've eaten in over a year!).

Water, exercise, fiber, protein, frequent meals/snacks in small portions, and above all support and encouragement are key!

Good luck to all out there still on a weight loss journey!

We can do it!

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BOOKWORM27S 4/4/2011 2:04PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOGOAL120 1/20/2011 3:57AM

    I love your biog, Great job.
I was 182 and now I'm 144 I still have 30 pounds to go. Its been so hard now to lose even 2 pounds it seems that my body needs another shock. I think I have put to much sodium that comes from cans soap,tuna in can or in bag,so I will cut that now.

Anyway, I admire you to have the will power is hard work but is worth it.
And like my husband say, Is not about the taste emoticon

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    Thanks for this blog! It's a great motivation. Congrats on your successes. That's awesome! emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 5/21/2010 9:27AM

    Great blog!!!!!

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PIPPAPIXXY 5/17/2010 7:05AM

  emoticon a very inspirational and detailed blog emoticon

Have made you a emoticon so that I can follow your progress.

Thx for taking the time to share your experiences. emoticon

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REDUCEDFAT 4/13/2010 11:12PM

    Thank You for the information!!!! You have done a Fantastic Job. . Congratulations !!!! You are emoticon

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SHAY3272 4/10/2010 6:50AM

  Wow!!! You you really give me hope. Thanks for all the great info.

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MSHELLP 2/6/2010 3:46PM

    awesome that you lost 100# ....I'm on my way....I'm on the mental track now and it's gonna happen for me this year!! People like you are my inspiration! Thanks!!

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CLOVEMEXICO 2/4/2010 7:43PM

    thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!

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DAWNWINS 12/9/2009 6:09AM

    This was very helpful to me. Thanks for sharing!

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DAISYLADY 12/7/2009 6:14PM

    great ideas and I will try them- good job on the weight loss- I hope this works for me as well.

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SANDI4477 12/5/2009 1:54PM

    wow, what an inspiration..i truly admire your will power and your determination to STOP MAKING EXCUSES...trust me, im a pathalogical EXCUSE MAKER....i had to realize when i stepped on my scale just a few weeks ago and saw 291.5 pounds I couldn't keep going any further.....just 2.5 weeks later im 282 pounds..YAY!!!! im very excited and i love tracking my calories on the nutrition tracker, it keeps me in check no matter how time consuming or inconvenient it seems i know its helping me and making me more aware. I dont think i could do what you did that first 2 weeks of liquid only days and fruit/veggie only days but i DEF watch my portions and the quality of my food with the occasiona treat....i just dont EVER want to feel deprived! Keep it up Sparkie! emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 12/4/2009 5:40PM

    great blog

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KIDSATHART 12/4/2009 1:10PM

    Thanks for the inspiration :) You totally rock!

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SPRINGTIME69 11/23/2009 5:03PM

    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas, and the tip on the Nature's Own Bread.

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JULIEB45 11/14/2009 7:48PM

    Wow what an inspiration you are!!!!

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DDOORN 11/9/2009 2:58PM

    Woo Hoo for YOU! Super to find another Big Loser here @ SP!

I too have lost 100+ and saw MANY parallels with your experiences & what works.

Like ORIGAMIFREAK what seemed to finally bring me my "ah-ha" moment was a particularly nasty gastrointestinal bout which had me consuming nothing but water for several days. I had been "percolating" a lot of ideas about finally getting serious about living a healthy lifestyle, but this appeared to be my "switch"...it was as though my body was trying to tell me something and I finally "got it!"

I LOVE biking and this past summer celebrated a wonderful milestone as I biked the Kal-Haven trail in Michigan...a 40+ mile trek...woo hoo! I'm hoping to build on that accomplishment with yet further distances.

Hey, hope you don't mind, but just HAVE to "friend" you...! :-)


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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 11/9/2009 2:10PM


Your story shares a lot of similarities with mine - I lost 100 lbs between Dec 2, 2008 and July 21, 2009.

- One day a switch going off in my mind. (In my case it was after a particularly bad case overnight of reflux.)
- Gradually building up the exercise
- Gradually learning how to fine-tune my nutrition
- Of your 4 rules, I share #2 and #3

Here's to better health and quality of life for all of us!

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WALKWITME 11/9/2009 1:53PM

    I like your Blog

It hit home in more ways than one for me

I too have loss 75 lbs. I agree I had to get my mind right first and realized this is how I am going to eat for the rest of my life. Never thought I would LOVE to exercise.

I feel so overwhelmed to tell the world.... Walkwithme

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FEELALIVEBY35 11/9/2009 1:44PM

    very inspirational!!! What a journey you've had...I hope I can stay as motivated as you have been....really enjoyed reading this!

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PETERTAWFIK 10/6/2009 3:36PM

    all i can say is
best blog ever
great inspiring story
thank u

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LIMAFOXTROT0 10/4/2009 5:04PM

    Great blog! Thanks!

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DEEDAYE 10/4/2009 11:26AM

    Congrats! Great Advice!!

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YAFENELRA 10/3/2009 12:59PM

    That is great and very inspiring to the rest of us. Thank you so much.


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MARLIN515 10/3/2009 11:51AM

    This is probably the best blog I have read so far! It is what we need to read more of on SP..I love success stories!

My journey began with a mental over-haul, developing good habits and believing in myself. Thank you, thank you!

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BBCLASSYRED 10/3/2009 9:31AM

    Thank you for sharing your success with us - it is very motivating. Congratulations on your weightloss.

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PENNYLEWIS 10/1/2009 7:12PM

    Well said! When I was reading I was thinking of how many of these things I have already done. I just need to keep going. Thanks for sharing.

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ME2448 10/1/2009 10:27AM

    Very Inspiring

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ONMYWAYYY 10/1/2009 9:58AM

    You are very inspiring! Thank you for sharing how you did it! emoticon

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ILOVESP 10/1/2009 8:15AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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PADRAIGHA 9/30/2009 2:26PM

    Although I am still working on it, I tell myself to establish a routine. I argue, " If it is part of your routine, you will just automatically do it when you think you can't."

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126ISMYGOAL 9/28/2009 11:43PM

    That is GREAT encouragement! Good for you!!

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LACHELY 9/28/2009 5:10PM

    Wooo girl thank you

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LOVELY_CURVES 9/28/2009 8:04AM

    Thank you so much for your tips! Congratulations on reaching your goals! emoticon emoticon

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BBWLADY 9/26/2009 2:08AM

    wow I am impressed. I would love to be that motivated . I need to be that motivated. thank you for sharing

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MURPHEY21 9/12/2009 1:59PM

    Great blog! Good job on your success!

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DISNEYPARIS 9/12/2009 3:46AM

    Great blog. Well done on your success. emoticon

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GABY1948 9/11/2009 8:36AM

    This is an awesome blog. I have forwarded it to several loved ones that it may help. Thanks!

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SHARONCOATES 9/9/2009 10:42PM

    thanks for sharing your success story

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KIDSATHART 9/8/2009 8:12PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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JENNERATOR13 9/8/2009 2:49PM

    Thanks for the tips!! And great job on losing all tht weight.

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JUSTBEA 9/7/2009 10:17PM

    hay i like your idea of a weekly list some days you eat some not etc i think i try that . Not sure i can do the liquid one tho as i feed my grandbaby two meals a day so i see food and she pokes it in my mouth NO REALLY SHE DOES HONEST haha true tho

good blog emoticon

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PALIFANY 9/7/2009 1:53PM

    Congrats and thanks for the tips :D emoticon

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VGIMLET 9/6/2009 5:51PM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal.

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23MARCELLE 9/6/2009 12:42PM

    That's fantastic

Thank you for telling us about your journey it's amazing

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100 POUNDS LOST Today!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I weighed in today for my BLC, and finally, I can say I've reached my 100 pounds lost.

From Februrary 20, 2008 until October 14, 2008. Woo Hoo!!! Eight months.

Now, on to the next goal!

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CHARLES33 10/21/2008 12:15AM

    You are such an inspiration to me! Thank you so much :)

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KATRENEE 10/17/2008 7:34AM

    1st of all CONGRATS and next Please tell me how in only 8 months

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FABAT402009 10/15/2008 9:55PM

    Wow!!! Talk about amazing results. I am so happy for you!!! Not sure what you plan to do next but as you've already proved nothing will stand in your way!!

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MESACHICK 10/15/2008 9:23PM

  Twinkle, twinkle, lil' ROCK STAR...


Y O U A R E A W E S O M E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MILDOLLARSMILE 10/15/2008 4:35PM

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ACCT1908 10/15/2008 10:36AM

    WWWOOOOOWWW!!! Congrats to you. That is PHENOMENAL! emoticon

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ZOEVAN 10/14/2008 10:53PM

    WOW just wow! Congrats! That is amazing

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VIANA1 10/14/2008 10:55AM

    8 months isn't much time to lose so much. I'm jealous :)

Good luck with the next goal.

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