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    NORTHWOODSMOM8   51,229
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Losing again...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I'm SO happy that the scales are going down and my desire to eat healthfully and moderately and exercise faithfully are increasing daily. I've lost 3.2#'s in the last 3 weeks and I'm SO tickled! One of my SparkFriends suggested drawing a 'paper graph' and hanging it on the fridge. I have to say that it's QUITE motivating to see that line going in the right direction! emoticon

Last night I put away all my fall/winter/spring stuff and took out my summer clothes. I was DREADING trying on stuff since I'd gained since last summer; however, it wasn't as painful as I was thinking. I still have many capris and shorts that fit! WHEW! There are some favorites that are too tight--but it's just motivating me further to get these pounds off!

THANK YOU for all your support! Maybe by my 2 year SparkVersary, I will be down a couple more pounds. Right now my BMI is 25.7. Four more pounds to be in the normal BMI again. I'd REALLY like to do that before July 12th which is 22 days away. Do you think that's reasonable? 4 pounds in 3 weeks? I think I'll go for it! emoticon

Just so I'll NEVER forget!






Have a GREAT day
P.S. I've decided that one of my trigger foods is ice cream so I'm trying to keep it out of the house. However, I LOVE McDonald's ice cream cones at only 150 calories and 4 grams of fat, and will probably indulge once a week. Well, yesterday I tried their 'dipped in chocolate' cones, and figured it wouldn't add that much to the calories--our McD's didn't have the nutritional info on it yet. I came home and discovered that the LITTLE bit of chocolate added a WHOPPING 180 calories to the cone! Live and learn--I opt for the plain vanilla and saving all those calories!


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DUXGRL1 6/23/2012 2:16PM

    Good for you!

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GETTINGFIT4HIM 6/22/2012 5:06AM

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SAL1512 6/21/2012 11:21PM

    And you know I just love those vanilla cones dipped in chocolate!
You should be able to take off 4 more pounds in the next e weeks.
Sally emoticon

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ICANDOITSUE 6/21/2012 10:17PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You look soooo different! Good going, you will make it. Love all your photos/

Ice cream is my downfall to! This has been a hectic week and I am not doing very well emoticon Had folks in for 3 nights to eat. They are my kids and planting corn & something else to feed the deer. Well we live 1/4 mile from home made ice cream store, and wouldn't you know they go 2 half gallons. We ate one and they left the 2nd to tempt me and drive me crazy, and its working;

Missed my first online class on Monday due to company, I really needed it. Can't get into ThinWithin forum so will have my daughter come over and help me get it figured out.

So glad for you, keep up the good work emoticon

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ZOORHO 6/21/2012 10:05PM

    you are doing a great job. Keep it up.

Ice cream is my weakness too. I started making my own with greek yogurt and frozen fruit, and some low cal sweetner. It was really good and satisifed my cravings.

Your pictures are impressive.

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SWIMLOVER 6/21/2012 2:55PM

  Praise The LORD! emoticon on your Great Weight Loss! Good Job!

GOD BLESS!
Louise

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GAYLLYNNE 6/21/2012 8:15AM

    Great Job!!! Putting the graph on the fridge is a great idea, think I'll steal this one!! Keep up the great work!

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ERIECANALGAL 6/20/2012 9:32PM

    Congrats on the 3+ lbs. lost. How great that the scale is going down.
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Hugs,
Dottee

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KADULAC 6/20/2012 7:53PM

    I know you will make your goal by July 12. I want to be under 200 pounds by my birthday on the 10th. I think we both can do this. emoticon

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EBLOOMING 6/20/2012 6:38PM

    Susan, I am impressed with your progress!!! emoticon 4 pounds to lose in a month sounds reasonable to me. Great BMI ... Thanks for your progress pictures. Elaine

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HSMOM2FOUR 6/20/2012 6:15PM

    Love the graph idea! Think I'll make one for myself tonight!!

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OOLALA53 6/20/2012 5:07PM

    Glad you still have summer clothes you feel comfortable wearing. Keep up good eating and movement habits. It's more important what you weigh six months from now that what you weigh in a few weeks, meaning whatever you lose, you need to keep off, so take your time to learn habits you'll keep beyond July 12.

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TRUE-NESS 6/20/2012 4:27PM

    4 more pounds in 3 weeks is definitely reasonable... 1-2 pounds a week. Sustainable.

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ABETTERSOUL 6/20/2012 3:59PM

    3.2 # great job!!!!
Sounds like you are doing the right things.
I love your after picture with Mary! emoticon

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 6/20/2012 2:38PM

    I'm looking forward to saying the same thing.

While I'm technically within my original goal range, I have sampled life about 5 lbs less and I liked it there, and I'm trying to go back.

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KMICHA 6/20/2012 1:41PM

    You're doing great Susan!!! Keep moving in the right direction!!!

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NISSANGIRL 6/20/2012 12:37PM

    Great job!!! emoticon on the weight loss! keep up the awesome work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BAMAJAM 6/20/2012 11:52AM

  Ohhh Susan.... I love ice cream too----and I love Chocolate DIP cones. So WHY did you have to tell me that the dip topping is 180 calories ???? I am crying crocodile tears!! lol
(Congrats to you on your efforts, Susan!)

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KATHYKIM 6/20/2012 10:12AM

    Susan - good for you - getting back on track! I know it can be SO hard!

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EJOY-EVELYN 6/20/2012 10:12AM

    Congratulations on being on the right track again, dear friend. I'll actually be joining you with this next 5% challenge as I attempt to regain my 5-lb cushion. Whether it be a number on a scale moved slow and steady or an improved fit in an outfit, it's all a victory. It's a tough road to travel, but travel we must in order to achieve the success we desire. Love who you are right now (not in a selfish way, of course) and you'll praise God even greater for the love you're able to show God, others, and yourself later. While this is a priority, you have your ultimate priority of quality relationships working an extra blessing and reward from God that will put the cherry (so to speak) on the top!

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NELLJONES 6/20/2012 9:29AM

    Whatever amount of weight you lose, it's a loss. Slow and steady really does win this race.

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BEAGLEMAMA2 6/20/2012 9:26AM

    Looking Good! You can do it! Great job!

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ELSAT137 6/20/2012 8:30AM

    Wow! What awesome progress!! There is such a difference from when you started to now. Great job. You are very inspiring.

Elsa

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