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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hey SparkFriends! I am finding I am having less and less time to spend on SparkPeople and I guess I may be outgrowing it a little bit???? I don't know.... But anyways, I find most of my extra time that I have to spend on the computer is spent on Facebook. I have it on my phone and it is easy to check when I am waiting in line at the store or in the Dr's office, etc....

I use it a lot for motivation for fitness and nutrition. I have a lot of my gym-mates on there and we all share our trials and accomplishments. I LOVE reading about and seeing others working out, running races, losing weight, cooking healthy dinners etc... It really motivates me! I also enjoy seeing what others are up to.... And of course I use FB to brag about my kiddos. :) I don't flood it though with excessive posts (at least I don't think I do, LOL).

SparkPeople has been great too.... but Facebook seems more convenient. I will still be around SparkPeople... I'm just not on as much as I used to be.

Anyways, feel free to send me a friend request!

Helen Farson--- my profile pic is one of me and my hubby in our swimsuits (the same one in my last blog). And maybe mention you are from SparkPeople????

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TKAYSMILES 6/24/2014 4:17PM

    I would love to be friends...but warning I can be obnoxious. Yep when I am bored at work I post a lot. I have a mixture of fitness stuff, politics, and just life stuff. I'm always up for new friends though!!

My name is Terri Martin in Texas. RIght now my profile pic is me hanging on a bar!!

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LORI-K 6/22/2014 8:52AM

    I'll send a request !

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WORTHEYMOM 6/21/2014 3:57PM

    me me me!! LOL - I totally hear ya - I try to hop on SP while I'm at work and check in. But getting busier and busier these days. somehow I always find time for FB though LOL. Sent you a friend request! =)

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KANSASROSE67 6/21/2014 1:58PM

    I have been spending less time on Spark, too. I do check Facebook every day but my group of friends, sadly, don't post about health and fitness so I don't either. I'm glad you've got a group of people around you who are supportive of a healthy lifestyle.

Since you were my very first Spark Friend, and I so appreciated you reaching out to me, I would love to be Facebook friends, too. I'll send you a request. It will be fun to see what you and your family are up to!

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My amazing husband! (pic)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

I could not do this without my husband. I am realizing more and more what a blessing it is to have a husband, life partner, who is willing to make this lifestyle change with me. I hear all to often from friends, acquaintances, co-workers that they "can't" lose weight or change their lifestyle because their spouse is not on board.

He is the one who got me into CrossFit, even though I REALLY did not want to in the beginning. What an amazing thing it has done for both of us! He is 46 yrs old and I think he looks amazing! His body has really changed and I LOVE it! I LOVE that we have this passion in common. It has really brought us closer together. We watch CrossFit videos on YouTube all of the time, LOL! We work with each other on form and technique.

When I decided I wanted to start gravitating towards a Paleo diet, he was totally on board. He doesn't need bread or anything high in carbs. He is not as strict as I am, but he totally respects it when I make dinner and there is no bread, rice, pasta as a side. He is good with the meat and veggies.

As my kids get older (almost 16 and 18 yrs old now) and are out living their own lives and becoming independent... getting girlfriends, getting jobs, etc.... I am so blessed to be married to someone I LIKE being around. In the picture, he and I bought season passes just for us to the local waterpark. We offered it to the kids, but they said they didn't want to come. Fine with us! LOL!

I have still put my scale up and am waiting for July 1st to roll around. My clothes are feeling bigger and my stomach is looking better. And I am feeling pretty awesome. So no matter what the scale says on July 1st, I will still feel pretty victorious.

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JO88BAKO 6/17/2014 11:50PM


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TKAYSMILES 6/17/2014 3:20PM

    It really does help to have a supportive partner who is in the journey with you!! You all look GREAT!!! Keep up the awesome work!!

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KANSASROSE67 6/16/2014 9:53PM

    What a blessing to share your health and fitness goals with your husband. I keep hoping that will happen for us. We have a lot of interests in common but so far that is not one of them!

You both look great! And you're right about spending time together as the kids get older. It can be a lot of fun!

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WORTHEYMOM 6/15/2014 8:36PM

    love this! You guys look great! Have the same goals and common interests are the best!

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HOLLYM48 6/15/2014 8:52AM

    Congrats to you and your hubby! You both look awesome in this pic! It is the best thing in the world to be married to your best friend for life! I am glad you have cross fit in common and you are able to spend time together doing the things you love!

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BERGBA7 6/15/2014 8:51AM

    Great that you are on the same page! This makes it a lot easier! You both look good and if you feel better then the scale should not be a problem!

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Me??? "Small"????

Thursday, June 05, 2014

So it's happened twice this past week. I was referred to as "small".

At CrossFit when we were doing box jumps one of the screws popped out, but it looked like I jumped on it too hard and "broke it". When I showed it to the trainer, I apologized and was told "you're too small to have done that".

Then at the Dr's office today I was in the exam room waiting for the nurse to bring back my prescription. I heard her talking to the Dr about the dosage and he said "she's pretty small, so let's go light".

Those two comments just tickled me! I'm getting used to not being overweight, but being called "small" is not something I am used to!

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JOYFULMOMTO5 6/13/2014 4:43PM

    love it! Must be an AWESOME feeling! :) Glad all your hard work is being noticed!

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TKAYSMILES 6/12/2014 4:17PM

    woo hoo!! How much fun is that!!

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EFKLUTZ 6/6/2014 10:46AM

    I love it! I know how you feel....though I haven't been referred to as small, I've had people comment on how strong or fit or I look or how nice my arms look. A friend at work calls me "muscles" and it just makes me wonder and think about how I look to other people....then I also think "wow, I wonder how I looked like to them when I was 30lbs heavier, yikes!" Use those comments to fuel your motivation. Remember them at those times when you feel yucky (usually around that time of the month). Keep up the good work.

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WORTHEYMOM 6/6/2014 9:26AM

    very awesome! hehe - love those giggles!

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KANSASROSE67 6/5/2014 11:46PM

    emoticon I would say, small but mighty!

Comment edited on: 6/5/2014 11:46:27 PM

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SPERRIN2012 6/5/2014 9:53PM

    Cool, I too wouldn't mind getting smaller.


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A week feels like forever!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Ever feel this way? Today will mark one full week where I have been on track. Last week at this time, my weight was up to 142- a high for me, clothes felt tight, I was bloated, not eating right, feeling fat, feeling ugly, etc....

I got frustrated and put my scale up so I could just concentrate and focus on my eating habits. This week has gone amazingly well. I have done 2 a day workouts, I have tracked my food and nailed my nutrition and I am feeling better.

But right now I have to train my mind to remember that it has ONLY been a week. I should NOT expect to be down a pant size or down 10 lbs on the scale or for my belly fat to have disappeared. It has ONLY BEEN A WEEK! It takes longer than that to see significant changes. I know this.... but the childish side of me wants it NOW!

The scale is put up and my next weigh in will be July 1st. We are not planning any vacations this month nor are they any celebrations, so I know I can stick to it. I've got a week under my belt, I got this! My goal for July 1st is 134lbs!

Happy June everyone!

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TKAYSMILES 6/12/2014 4:18PM

    I check the scale more then I should but can really tell just by paying attention to my body where I am at. The whole ring twirl thing is a big indicator if I am gaining or not. Good luck on your goals!! You can do it!!

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HOLLYM48 6/1/2014 10:06AM

    Best of luck to you! Hang in there. Each week will get easier and you are already a pro at this! You are doing awesome!

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Frustrated and Motivated

Monday, May 26, 2014

The past few days I have been eating super clean... almost completely Paleo... no binges, no sweets or cheats. I can usually lose a few pounds in a few days by doing this, but nothing this time! I am still 142-144... way high for me! I have been seeing myself in pics lately and it is all belly.... I hate it! :( Although it *is* that TOM and I am seeing a pattern of this happening every month, LOL!

So I decided to go back to tracking my food. I need to know how much I am actually taking in. I love the food tracker on SparkPeople. It is so easy to use! And it helps me to be accountable.

I am going to start some 2 a day workouts in June on the week days, except for Wednesdays.... This week our CrossFit gym is closed because they are moving into a bigger, nicer building. So excited about that! I am going to go to the gym on base in the mornings and row w/some strength training or a short run with some strength training. And then Cross Fit in the evenings during the week and mornings on weekends!

I am also putting the scale UP! It is frustrating and depressing me... I want to focus on my eating and working out... and NAIL it! I set July 1st as a check in for my weight. I hope to be under 135!

Oh.... I guess I should admit... my other goal---> NO NAPS! For me, naps are a HUGE trigger. Whenever I wake up from a nap I get an uncontrollable urge to binge! And that is not good! Plus, I sleep better at night when I don't nap.

Who else is motivated???? Let's do it!!!

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JOYFULMOMTO5 5/29/2014 7:49PM

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WORTHEYMOM 5/29/2014 2:04PM

    I love this idea! not you and the scale fighting but putting away the scale till July! I think i am game! I'm going to pick the clean eating back up on June 1st! may was/is awful for me. We are going to rock this!

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SKFEREBEE 5/27/2014 11:03PM

    I here ya! I am only going to step on the scale every 3 weeks over the summer. Concentrating more on my dietary habits. That is where I always falter so I am determined to eat healthfully this summer and the rest should fall into place. Let's do this!

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LORI-K 5/26/2014 7:23PM

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Sounds like you know what needs to be done and are doing it! Way to go on eating clean!
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