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14th Feb 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day.

Went back to my excerise class today, was not quite so hard today as Monday. Still lots of whole body movement. Lot different from the other instructor.
Still enjoyed it.

I had a very pleasant surprised today as I was notified by Sparks that I have become a "SparkPeople Motivator". So I would like to thank everyone who has voted for me so I could receive this honour. What a shock.

Everything else is okay at the moment. Have a doctor's appointment next Thursday about my blood tests and toe. I will be in Adelaide 2 or 3 days next week for the court sitting due to the family issues. My son will take his laptop so I will have to get it off of him so I can log on. LOL

More hot weather coming. Yuk

cheers
Wendy

  
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CJYOUCANDOIT 2/15/2013 10:29AM

    Congratulations for being a motivator! Good luck with everything. emoticon

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OPALMOON 2/15/2013 1:25AM

    Hi Wendy,

Congratulations on being voted a Spark Motivator! That's great news and much deserved.

Thanks so much for my Goodie - the holiday was very nice but over all too soon. Dealing with exhaustion and the fibro pain has hit with a vengeance since coming back. I see you put the email I sent to good use, ha ha!

I hope all goes well with your doctor appointment (I have one that day too) and also with the court sitting. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for good outcomes. Take care.

Hope you have a good weekend!

Hugs, Nattacia

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SUSIEPH1 2/14/2013 9:02PM

    Well Done Wendy Dear..
Very well deserved Motivator Award ..I voted you and you should have had it ages ago ...
You are such a inspiration and such a great Team Leader ..
Love you my friend ... hugs Susie

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TRUCKERWIFE2 2/14/2013 6:33PM

    Congrats on the Spark Motivator. You certainly deserve it. Hope all goes well health and legal wise. Glad you like the different instructor and different way of doing your exercises. I'll meet you half way on the temperatures. We had the 6th coldest January on record for our area. emoticon

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CTEMPLE 2/14/2013 5:54PM

    Dear Wendy congrats on becoming a spark motivator, you deserve it!
Good luck with the court case, I hope it's not too stressful.
Claudia

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PHEBESS 2/14/2013 5:39PM

    YAY on being a Spark Motivator!!!!!

And you are!!!!

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POPSY190 2/14/2013 5:03PM

    Hello Wendy, You ARE a great motivator and the honour is well overdue. I hope the court case goes well for you and your son; it would be good for you both and the children to have some resolution of the situation, and certainty for the future.
Because of Peter's illness I had to cancel my 2 osteo exercise classes this week but will be back into them on Monday and Friday. Like you, I think it will be a busy week with appointments 4 out of 5 days that I know about - more might loom up! It's not as hot here as where you are but it is still unpleasant with the humidity. Roll on winter! All the best, Penny

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APED7969 2/14/2013 4:13PM

    Congrats!!

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 2/14/2013 4:08PM

    Congratulations Wendy Sparks has recognised what we already knew - you are a fantastic motivator - well done!! You deserve the honour!!
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CAPECODLIGHT 2/14/2013 10:51AM

    Congratulations! Keep motivating!

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    Congratulations Wendy, well deserved.

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12th Feb 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

HI, I must report that after my exercise class from hell yesterday I have pulled up better than I thought. Yes, my muscles are tired but not aching which I am very much surprised about. I forgot to add yesterday that this instructor does a lot of whole body movement, arms and legs at the same time. Also a lot work above the head. The other instructor works on one section at the time.

Since I fractured my toe late last year I have only been doing gentle exercises because my toe was not healing. Unfortunately I still not thnk it is healed yet unless I just cannot wear shoes anymore. If this is the case I am going to have cold tootsies in winter LOL.

I did have advise from the podiatarist? not to do strenuos exercises to give my toe a chance of healing. I have done everything she told me. Now I will have to organise another xray.

I will be back to my gentle exercises today, shopping tomorrow then the exercise class again Thursday. Sounds good to me. LOL.

Weigh day again on Saturday. That is another thing that I have changed,not weighing everyday only twice per week now and yet I forgot to weight today. I found that I was getting to frustrated when weighing everyday and not seeing any change. It is also more exciting when you see a weight loss at the end of the week.

cheers
wendy

  
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CAPECODLIGHT 2/13/2013 7:49PM

    Good that your body seemed to tolerate the exercise class pretty well. You probably are in better shape than you thought you were.

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CHINAGAL 2/13/2013 10:06AM

    Good for you, hanging in with the exercise in spite of the toe. Hope the x-ray shows no damage. Sometimes it just take a long time for it to stop hurting, so maybe that's the case.
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HONEYBEAR1461 2/12/2013 7:07PM

    Sorry to hear about your toe. I pray it does end up mending. I know my mother broke her little toe once and it seemed to take forever to heal. I hope yours doesn't take too long.

You are doing so well with your food and your exercise regime. As much as it is hard to not weigh daily it is often better to only do it once or twice a week as we tend to go up and down daily.

Keep up the good work.

Jennylee

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OPALMOON 2/12/2013 8:03AM

    Sorry to hear your toe is still giving you trouble. Another x-ray sounds like a good idea, same with the gentle exercises, and not weighing yourself every day. You are doing great!

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CTEMPLE 2/12/2013 3:05AM

    Yes I agree, better get it checked again, feet things take a long time.
Great that you stop weighing every day, once a week is more than enough!

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GOANNA2 2/12/2013 2:15AM

    You are doing really well Wendy. WTG!
I hope your toe is healing well. When I injured my
knee, it was so frustrating not to be able to work
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SUSIEPH1 2/12/2013 1:16AM

    Doing well my friend .. hope your toe isn't broken again .. Perhaps another xray may be a idea ..
Love that you enjoyed the exercise class next time will be even better .. Hugs and Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/11/2013 9:17PM

    I broke my left arm, falling off a ladder, in Jan. 2012. It was taking forever for the swelling and pain to go away. It wasn't till my pain management doctor sent me to PT for my Fibromyalgia, in September, that the pain and swelling started to subside. I can once again wear my wedding and engagement rings.

Maybe you just need PT for your toe.

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1CRAZYDOG 2/11/2013 8:58PM

    Oh I hope that toe is healing! It does take a long time for sure.

HUGS!

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MOTLEM 2/11/2013 8:53PM

    Doing well, Wendy. I can't remember which toe you busted now, but if it was your big toe, then try some T-Tapp SATI (Step away the inches). Since discovering T-Tapp the pain in both my left hip and right knee has gone!! I am a total sceptic, but still waiting for it to come back after a week or more, and it hasn't .. awesome.

T-Tapp is at www.t-tapp.com and they have video try-before-you-buy. Maybe I have talked about this before to you. Can't remember now... but is all good for me.

Have the best day, girlfriend. You are doing really well.
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Hi everyone, what a wonderful response from the last blog that I wrote.

In this I talked about not doing as much exercising as I was due to being so busy. Decided not to put it off any longer because of the family issues and just go when I can. I had planned for this to happen in March but I really do not know when these family issues will be solved.

So today I decided to get my butt into gear and start, I did 30 minutes in the yard, great for strength and cardio as it was hard work.

Then I went back to my exercise class this afternoon, we have a new instructor for a while until the other one comes back froma operation. This new instructor also teaches at the local gym and has many years of experience. Well I had my butt kicked.

So fast, contant moving, a lot more squats, etc, a lot more active than the other instructor. But I did enjoy it.

Perspired like a tap. So it must have been good for me. LOL.

Also I know I am going to feel it tomorrow. But I will be going back on Thursday.

Today there was a lot of strength and cardio completed and gee did it feel good. You bet it did.

So onwards towards reaching my goals.

cheers
Wendy

  
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CHINAGAL 2/13/2013 10:13AM

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OPALMOON 2/12/2013 7:59AM

    You did a great job with the exercise class Wendy - good for you! Thanks so much for the lovely goodie - my holiday was over so quickly! It was lovely to have a change of scenery and I have been battling exhaustion and fatigue since so only managing to log onto Sparks every now and then.

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CAPECODLIGHT 2/11/2013 1:34PM

    Good for you! Once you get the wheels in motion, it is easier and easier.
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TRUCKERWIFE2 2/11/2013 10:16AM

    So good to see you are up to the challange. Good for you! emoticon

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GOANNA2 2/11/2013 9:17AM

    That is fantastic Wendy. You sound really
upbeat and positive. It always feels good after
exercise. Just go out and do it. You will reach
your goals pretty quick and you deserve to.
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SUSIEPH1 2/11/2013 6:17AM

    Woo hoo!
So glad you made the decision to get back to exercise.
You will feel so good (Sore but good lol! ).
Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed . So get out there and live it xx.
Love that you are full of confidence and hope ..
Keep the Spark alive Wendy Dear ..
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9th Feb 2013

Saturday, February 09, 2013

I cannot believe how long it has been without blogging.

My life is wonderful. I am comfortable with myself and very happy with the progress that I am making, this is not all just about weight loss. It is about all the changes that have happened in my life since I started on my journey of self-discorvery.

I helped my son look his children for a week over the holidays and coped with this. Yes I got very tired but after I had a good nigth sleep, I woke up fine the next morning. Before if I had been so tired I would ahve taken 3 or 4 days or more to improve again.

Even the way I think now, before when tired I would buy takeaway as I thought with was easier, now my thoughts are that by the time you drive there, order, wait and then home, it is easier to go home and put a meal in the microwave to warm up. I really believe this is so much quicker and easier.

I usually have about 6 meals in the freezer that I have cooked before hand to make it easier. I do admit that I had one meal of the news twister from KFC which was a BLT with grilled chicken but when I checked on the calories and sodium it just is not worth it. I thought this was healthy. I learnt my lesson the hard way.

I have been so busy dealing with family issues that my exercising has dropped off a bit. But not really concerned about this at the moment becasue I am busy. It must count for something. I am not stressed either which has surprised me.

This year I have lost a total of 3 .3kgs which is around 7 pounds.

Cooking a lot of really healthy meals now. Using a dietitic cook book I borrowed from a friend. Even though my sugar levels are normal I still think it is helping.

I was udpdating my award today to include the 20kgs total loss when I realised that I had not put in the 2 year Spark Anniversary so this was a bit late in coming.

I can also give other people the support that they need in the family.

This has been a long eventful journey I have made so many changes that it is so exciting to wonder what I am going to like in another 6 months. I have still got a long journey ahead but I will get there.

Changes
1. food, it is a way of life now
2. get over being tired so much easier.
3. do not need a afternoon nap nearly everyday, only very occassional now.
4. not so judgemental of me.
5. I do not beat myself up anymore. I know I can right any mistake I make.
6. feelings about me have changed.
7. feeling well and feeling great.

I am incredible, I am worth it. I do love me. I am a fantastic person. I ahve come a long way.

Here's to continuing the journey to greatness.

I must also have blood test next week as it has been a while wince I had one. I am hoping for some good results.

cheers
Wendy

  
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OPALMOON 2/10/2013 10:36PM

    HI Wendy,

You are doing great! Good on you for all the positive changes and progress you have made.

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 2/9/2013 9:26PM

    You are so right Wendy - you are an incredible, amazing, awesome person - I am so glad that you are able to see it now!! You are a great inspiration for this team as well - you have overcome so many problems and still have a great attitude to life - so happy to read about you being so 'comfortable in your own skin" well done!!
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MOTLEM 2/9/2013 8:18PM

    You're still rockin' it, girlfriend!! emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/9/2013 8:02PM

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ASHENPOND 2/9/2013 7:39PM

    You are so emoticon Wendy. I admire your attitude and wish you good luck when you have your blood tests - but that attitude - emoticon . You are a beautiful lady.

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1CRAZYDOG 2/9/2013 7:19PM

    emoticon So proud of you! You have had your share of challenges, but have really stepped up to the plate. Very proud of you.

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KELTIC-CARA 2/9/2013 2:09PM

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TRUCKERWIFE2 2/9/2013 12:56PM

    emoticon on your emoticon anniversary! It's been a pleasure watching you especially in the last year as you have really grown as a person. The none scale victories you have gained are all worth what you have been through. Your journey has been truly inspiring and I wish you continued success. emoticon emoticon

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JILL313 2/9/2013 8:45AM

    You are an Awesome Lady and I'm so proud and happy for you. Your receiving the healthy mind and body benefits of eating healthy and exercising. Your Blood Test should be good. Congratulations on using the 2 years you've been Sparking to improve your quality of life. Keep moving forward dear Wendy. You'll have to post some new pictures up of your Grands and you. Continue to take very good care of Yourself as You are one Awesome & Special Lady!

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GOANNA2 2/9/2013 7:23AM

    A beautiful blog Wendy. I am proud of what
you have achieved. Keep up the good work
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HONEYBEAR1461 2/9/2013 5:41AM

    Wendy, I am so proud of where you have come and what you have managed to achieve. Everything takes time and working out where we are and where we are heading is a challenge.

Keep up the good work. I know you can do it.

Take care,
Jennylee

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TRYINGHARD1948 2/9/2013 5:14AM

    So wonderful to read of your successes in all aspects of your life.

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CTEMPLE 2/9/2013 4:46AM

    You made me cry dear Wendy , congratulations on all your achievements!

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SUSIEPH1 2/9/2013 4:30AM

    Amazing blog my lovely friend .. I am so very happy for you .. also so very proud ..
You have come a long way and are really reaping the benefits of looking after and loving yourself xx .
Your doctor is going to be so happy with you. .
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I'm happy LOL

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I have had a great start for the year, as many of you know I went away for a week to help Susie SUSIEPH1) celebrate her 70th birthday. A long drive but I did it with no problems at all and it was a very hot day when I left.

I learnt lots while I was with Susie about eating and I have increased my calories, which i confess I have been told to before, but I knew better. Well so far this year I have lost 2.3 kgs. which is about 5 lbs. So I am over the moon with.

I also went over to Whyalla with my son to pick up his children today and we had decided to drive down the coast, so I have drove another 460kms (about 285 miles) today.

For so many years I have said "I Can't" I have now proved I can and now must get this my head and realise I can do anything I want.

I can do it. What a great feeling.

  
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I.M.MAGIC 1/31/2013 10:13AM

    It really IS a wonderful thing when we discover that a lot of our limitations are things we created--and those personal perceptions can be changed... emoticon that is emoticon

LOVE YA, GIRLFRIEND!
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CAPECODLIGHT 1/28/2013 6:27PM

    Sounds like things are definitely going well for you, and you are reaching for more. Good for you!

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MRSBENNETT2 1/26/2013 9:41PM

    Good for you! Sometimes we just need those little reminders to get us back on track. :) So glad for you!

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ASHENPOND 1/21/2013 7:46PM

    Well done Wendy. Thanks for sharing some "snippets" of what Susie said. I am so glad that you are happy. Keep it up my friend


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    Good for you, Wendy!

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/19/2013 11:47PM

    You certainly can Wendy. Your blog is filled with happiness and is a joy to read. Well done emoticon

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APED7969 1/19/2013 4:27PM

    Great start to the year! :-)

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POPSY190 1/19/2013 1:50PM

    This is terrific news and your buoyancy comes shining through here. Go for it!

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So PROUD of you Wendy!
Keep going! Keep challenging yourself and continue to take care of you!
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TRUCKERWIFE2 1/19/2013 12:56PM

    So proud of you Wendy! So great to see you come so far! Keep up the good work and so glad the trip to Susie's was such a great thing for you in so many ways. Enjoy your Grandkids!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/19/2013 8:14AM

    Totally awesome Wendy! So proud of you. Sometimes we just have to do things that don't seem totally sensible to us and just give it a shot. Congratulations on the weight kicked to the curb!

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HONEYBEAR1461 1/19/2013 6:06AM

    Well done Wendy. Yes we can do anything we put our mind to. Congratulations on your weight loss so far this year...brilliant news.

I too had to increase my calories last year, I went from averaging 800-1000 now I am meant to have 1200. I still don't always get to the 1200 but I try. Yep it helped me to start losing again. My initial 30kg was lost on the 800 but I stayed there for several years, now I am down another 17kg.

Keep up the good work and stay strong dear lady.

Jennylee

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CTEMPLE 1/19/2013 6:02AM

    You realize that you wrote KGS and not km ? I say kg instead of other measurements too. It shows how much we think of it!
Many congrats on your roadtrips!

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OPALMOON 1/19/2013 5:47AM

    That is such great going Wendy! You can be very proud of all your achievements - way to go!

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JSTETSER 1/19/2013 5:43AM

    Yes, you can do it!
I'm hiking Mt. Monadnock.
Right now I'm waiting for daybreak!
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GOANNA2 1/19/2013 5:40AM

    Well done Wendy. What a great start to the year.
Amazing what we can do when we just put our mind
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GODS_TEMPLE 1/19/2013 5:27AM

    Great news about all your recent accomplishments. We can do anything we set our minds to!

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SUSIEPH1 1/19/2013 5:24AM

    Thats awesome my friend emoticon.
Yes we can do any thing we put our minds too if we want it enough..

I am so proud of you Wendy, and I loved spending time with you .
I am looking forward to our next time together ..
Now I have 6 daughters LOL!! .
Hugs and Love Susie

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