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Day 7 Challenges

Monday, July 28, 2014

I looked forward to yesterday with a bittersweet attitude. Our oldest grand child turned 9 and we went to her pool party - a Harry Potter theme. Just between us, she has been around the longest and she has a special place in my heart. So the 4 hours in the car yesterday were just a minor annoyance. (That's why God made Ibuprofen.)

I almost didnt go. See, I knew that as soon as we got there someone would shove a plate of goodies in my face and when I demurred they'd say "Aren't you feeling well?" At any rate, you know how the conversation goes........

Everyone has a weight loss strategy. Someone told me yesterday that if I sucked a whole lemon before every meal the weight would just drop off of me. Yeah, okay, that'll work. (Joan says I can be sour enough some mornings without the assistance of a lemon.)

I lingered in the background until DGD said "Pappy, wont you have any cake? I helped mom make it." And I did. Joan sliced it for me. (Can you say "transparent", LOL?) It was more than enough. I hadn't eaten any processed sugar in 7 days and I had a minor headache but other than that I was okay with it.

I passed on the other stuff, had a bottle of water and we went home. Challenge faced, challenge succeeded. I stayed on point and within my calorie limit.

Another reason to be healthy

That's me and the youngest grand child. He'll be a year old next month.

This morning was my weigh in day and I lost 5 pounds in the past week. Thank you for supporting me.

I love you all

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SNOOPYLINKOS 7/29/2014 7:40AM

    Hit the repeat button! Cograts on the 5 pounds, and beautiful grandkids! emoticon

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CARTOONB 7/28/2014 8:47PM

    Awwww! You gotta have a piece of cake if DGD helped make it. Way to plan around it!

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TRAVELGRRL 7/28/2014 7:49PM

    You had a great week! Be accountable!! It really is important and helpful.

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/28/2014 7:28PM

    There is no better reason to take care of your health than to be there to enjoy an upcoming generation! Good job on the cake... not deprived, portion-controlled, and able to tell your GD how good it was. emoticon to her.

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AJDOVER1 7/28/2014 7:24PM

    Congratulations for staying on track! Joan is a keeper, you know!

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KENDRACARROLL 7/28/2014 4:51PM

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Great job!!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/28/2014 3:55PM

    A great week!

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WORLDSERIES11 7/28/2014 1:40PM

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CHARITYAK 7/28/2014 1:40PM

    Social Eating challenge...You rocked it! Good job!

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CHRISTINEBWD 7/28/2014 1:38PM

    emoticon On the weight loss! Your DGS is darling!!!

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DEBRITA01 7/28/2014 1:15PM

    emoticon Perseverance pays off...nice loss! emoticon

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SDEHNKE 7/28/2014 11:02AM

    YAY! on the 5 pound weight loss. The way I look at it is: life is going to happen. There's going to be birthdays and holidays and anniversaries and I will enjoy them. This Sparklife has to be a way of life and as long as there is a downward trend in my weight (hopefully with maintenance someday) I am OK with that.

It looks like you have a lot to live for! emoticon


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BEATLETOT 7/28/2014 10:45AM

    Your grandson is so sweet! Congrats on the weight loss!

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NASFKAB 7/28/2014 10:34AM

  congrats on the weight loss you are doing great not eating too much

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PEGGY11 7/28/2014 10:18AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss John. You worked hard enough for it.
As for the joint pain, with another blogger we have been discussing glucosomine and choindroitin with msm for joint pain. It is really helping me after just a little over a week. Have you tried it?

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EDLEAR 7/28/2014 9:16AM

    Good that you went, and went with a plan, and followed that plan.
Congrats on the 5#. Congrats on the no sugar! emoticon

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DRAGON-CHICK 7/28/2014 9:14AM

    Yay! Congrats! Bravo!!!


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SLIMMERJESSE 7/28/2014 9:13AM

    Woohoo! Good job!

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REGILIEH 7/28/2014 8:45AM


Your grandson is adorable!

5 pounds is a lot! Congrats!


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KELLYFIT123 7/28/2014 8:20AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss!! Nothing like a 5-pounder to set your first week off on a good course.

It's always good to have a plan before going to parties. I often eat healthy before I go somewhere, then I'm not as tempted to graze. A small piece of cake on a 9th birthday celebration is an allowable use of calories, I think!

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SANDRALEET 7/28/2014 8:18AM

    Such a cute and loving little guy You are so lucky to have grand kids

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