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A little overwhelmed today

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I posted my before and after pictures yesterday and boy, did I get feedback! I had over 200 mail notifications when I signed into my email this morning. Wow! You guys are awesome. Everyone was very positive. I appreciate all the support. It inspires me to lose these last 15 pounds to get to my dream weight.

To get there I am going to keep up with all my walking, try and get to the gym regularly once again, eat healthy, and basically maintain all the healthy habits I have been developing for the last 19 months. What I have been doing has been working very well for me, and I don't want to mess too much with what is working so well.

I will continue to aim for a nutrient balance in my diet of 50% carbs/30% fats/20% protein. I get pretty close to those numbers most days. The one thing I still really need to focus on is my sodium intake. I have done pretty well this week, but it is so easy to go over significantly.

I had a great workout at the gym with my niece yesterday. I took it easier today though. That is okay, I have already exceeded my calorie burn goal for the week. lol!!

Through everything my Sparkfriends keep me motivated and moving. Your support means everything to me. Thanks bunches!
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GEMINISUE 12/22/2012 8:44AM

    This is also the time to decide the range you will allow yourself once you meet your goal. TOPS has a 10 lb leeway, if you get over 3 lbs above you have two weeks to take it off, if you get more then seven pounds below,you have either 2 weeks to gain or you bring in a dr statement stating a new weight lost goal.

I've noticed many on sparks give themselves a 5 lb leeway in either direction, but this is something for you to decide.

Also, may want to decide how much exercise you need to do a day and how many days a week Some people love to exercise, others don't so much. Ask yourself: Is the amount of calories I eat a day going to let me stay the same with either one day off a week or hour less exercise a day or will I still be losing one pound a week? Another words you need to find out what the point is where you can maintain.

This is so exciting!
Hugs
Linda

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GEMINIGEM6 12/21/2012 5:03PM

    Yay! Well everyone is so happy for you b/c we all know this is not easy. Isn't Spark the best thing ever? I don't know what I'd do without all the support I get here. Congrats again!

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TWNOMWE 12/21/2012 2:26PM

    Salt is a hidden ingredient in my dishes, keep reading those labels, add avoid adding any at the table. Drink your water. What a great journey!!!
Happy holidays.

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3G1RLS4ME 12/21/2012 12:48PM

    You can do it just keep maintains and you'll get there I've only lost 25 lbs but wow you are an inspiration congrats

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ANGRITTER 12/21/2012 10:43AM

    Have you thought any more about being featuredin the Wall Street Journal article?

I really think they should nominate you from your blog, but there is that one small chance that they won't see it. It's something to look into, yes? Regardless, you will ALWAYS have a huge support group in us, and I am sure we are looking a little more motivated today!!

Thank you for sharing your story with us!

Happy Holidays,
Angela

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MBEEMOM 12/21/2012 7:39AM

    Keep on keeping on! Welcome to your new life! I hope to follow in your footsteps emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/21/2012 7:36AM

    You are amazing! I'm so proud of you and you are such an inspiration!

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LIVINGFREE19 12/21/2012 6:43AM

    You have done SOOOOOOOOOOO well and it is so amazing! I'm so glad you got the notariety you deserve!
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COCK-ROBIN 12/20/2012 11:05PM

    Go for it, Leslie! I'm rooting for you.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/20/2012 11:05PM

    Go for it, Leslie! I'm rooting for you.

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    You are so awesome girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 12/20/2012 10:32PM

    Very cool- all that support for you and your amazing weight loss. Kudos to you!

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LINDAK25 12/20/2012 9:50PM

    Good for you! Saw your blog yesterday, it was awesome!

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_LINDA 12/20/2012 9:47PM

    You look fabulous, its hard to believe you need to lose any more weight! Finding what works for you is great! We must all find that for ourselves and its not the same for each individual. Very well done!!!
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KSNANA2 12/20/2012 9:44PM

    I agree with the person that said you were an inspiration even before we saw your current photo! But that photo was a "WOW'!

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RDGISME 12/20/2012 9:32PM

    You deserve the best and are getting to your ultimate goal in strides that are immeasurable!! emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon You've got what it takes!

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JO88BAKO 12/20/2012 9:17PM

    That's great! Keep up the good work. You can do it!!

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FLORNH 12/20/2012 9:13PM

    You were an inspiration to me even before I saw your recent blog with pictures.
Bravo!

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