Six things I have gained so far in my journey

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My first vlog telling about 6 things I have gained in my weight loss journey so far.
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    Well done! emoticon
    1222 days ago
    emoticon for sharing
    2578 days ago
    What wonderful progress you have made!! emoticon

    Your attitude will take you a long way...and your new energy, too!!

    Best wishes on your journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    2850 days ago
    emoticon Wishing you continued Good luck! hope you reach your goal and God bless!
    2851 days ago
    You ought to be extremely proud of yourself! I really enjoyed seeing how happy you looked when you mentioned how much energy you have gained from your changes, it was a look of such happiness and fulfillment. Best of look on your journey!
    2852 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. Keep up the great work & keep blogging.
    2854 days ago
    I love your positive 'can-do' attitude and that you are willing to try new things! Thank you for sharing your successes with us.
    Already, you've come a long way, baby! Woo-Hoo! emoticon
    2854 days ago
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  • NCOX25
    Awesome! Keep up the great work and wonderful vlog.
    2855 days ago
    Great vlog! Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed your list of benefits. So inspiring! emoticon emoticon
    2855 days ago
    Great vlog! thanks for helping me remember that this is not only about my weight, we are gaining so much more each and every day that we continue on our journeys! Keep up the wonderful job!
    2855 days ago
    Thanks for sharing! I also have only been on my journey for a little over a month. It is amazing that you are recognizing these benefits so early, and I now can see some of those benefits myself, especially the energy and better sleeping. Sometimes we all just want to focus on the numbers on the scale, but there are many non-scale victories to be aware of. Keep thinking positivity and good luck! I look forward to seeing more from you :)
    2855 days ago
    Love it, love it...well done! It is so encouraging to hear your process. I look forward to your future blogs! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2855 days ago
    Great video. I love this. Thanks
    2855 days ago
    Way to go! How wonderful to see all the positive changes you have already received! emoticon
    2855 days ago
    Thank you for sharing. Like your 6 benefits. Keep on the path of sensible eating!
    2856 days ago
    I really loved your vlog. Thank you so much for sharing. I can totally relate to how important the energy & good sleep is. In as much as I'm anxious to lose this weight, I'm excited to reap the other benefits. I am getting good at logging in my food, but getting the exercise on a regular, routine basis is my current focus.

    Best of luck on your journey, your off to a great start!
    2856 days ago
    I listened, good for you.
    2856 days ago
    Way to go keep up your good hard work
    2856 days ago
    This is amazing. I am so happy that you have received so many benefits already!! Sleeping better is a huge deal - no wonder you have more energy. And a clean house? That's gotta feel great too. And trying all these new foods - isn't it fun???

    Congratultions and way to go.
    2856 days ago
    So glad I came over to see your vlog - fantastic that you have found those 6 things on your SparkJourney! Discovered thatwe are both on the Slowest Loser Team! I, too, have found many new foods that I love now. I´ve been on my SparkJourney for 4 yrs and have gained many amazing insights into myself and what I can do.
    So I´m raising my emoticon to you and your continued journey!
    2856 days ago
    What I found most inspirational was the fact that you are celebrating what many would consider not 'big' or important enough. Your vlog reminded me of the article: One Step Closer: A Journey of a Lifetime.

    emoticon for sharing!
    2857 days ago
    Wow! You are doing so well at making all these positive improvements! You are definitely on the right track! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2857 days ago
    I REALLY loved your vlog! I can relate to so much of what you are saying. I also needed thyroid I was severely anemic and Vit. D deficient. Like you, I was so exhausted all the time I could not take care of my house and it was hard to do even small things. The energy after getting the medicine I needed is amazing! And what a relief to find out I wasn't "lazy" like I feared, I had something medically wrong with me.

    I also love trying new foods and applaud you for doing that. When I travel, I make a point of finding some kind of food I have never seen before to try. A vegetable I really like that is pretty easy to find anywhere, and that I eat regularly now, is broccoli rabe. It looks sort of like broccoli, but it's in the turnip family so you might like it too. I use this recipe to cook it:

    Good luck in your journey and thanks for your vlog! You really inspired me and cheered me up today.
    2857 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Great video blog. So wonderful that you have the support of your husband and family.
    Keep up the awesome job you are doing so far.
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    2857 days ago
    Keep up the good work!! YAY for trying new things.
    2857 days ago
    thanks for sharing your experience!! Personally, I'm on my way back to healthy choices, after some time of low willpower and a lot of stress.... today I start again with my food and excercise plans, wish me luck!
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    2857 days ago
    how creative! A video blog! great job! emoticon
    2857 days ago
    What a great motivator you are!! Thanks for sharing and being an encouragement to others.
    2857 days ago
  • IOWAGAL1957
    great progress!! awesome vlog!
    2857 days ago
    Congrats on establishing your goals and making great head way with them!! WAY TO GO!!! emoticon
    2857 days ago
    Keep up the good work! Keep trying new foods - there's lots of great tastes out there! emoticon
    2857 days ago
    Yes! SP is wonderful. What would we do without it?!

    I'm with you on the energy. I, too, take thyroid. I can exercise now, too.

    Keep on Sparkin,' gf...we'll get there!

    2858 days ago
    What a wonderful attitude! Thank you for inspiring me! And good luck on your journey!
    2858 days ago
    emoticon Enjoy every moment of your journey. With every step you take you will see even more beauty. You are an inspiration and I hope I can follow on my own journey as well.
    2858 days ago
    Even though you said you were kind of nervous, you put together a terrific presentation. It was as good as watching a guest on one of the morning talk shows reporting about a successful journey to a healthier you. Bravo.... You are an inspiration.
    2858 days ago
  • WANDAC2013
    emoticon Congrats on your success...what an inspiration!!!!! emoticon
    2858 days ago
  • CHIEF2011
    2858 days ago
    Great that you are changing your eating habits for the better,and feeling the benefits. Keep going, good luck.
    2859 days ago
  • COOKI56
    Thank you for sharing! emoticon emoticon
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  • JIBBIE49
    Love seeing your blog featured!!! emoticon
    2859 days ago
    This is a wonderful milestone vlog!

    MsApril, I heard you mention taking thyroid medication. Later on, you mention preferring eating raw turnips to cooked because of your sensory issues. Something that doctors don't educate people with thyroid disease about is how certain foods can interfere with our thyroid. Turnips are part of the brassica family (along with other cabbage family veggies) and contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone. Lightly cooking them destroys that enzyme, so keeping them still crunchy should still keep them acceptable to your senses. I don't think a little here and there would be too awful, but if you eat broccoli, coleslaw, turnips, and brussels sprouts all frequently, it could become an issue.

    You should be able to find threads about it in the Thyroid community. Mostly they talk about broccoli, but turnips are in the same family.
    2859 days ago
    emoticon I enjoyed your vlog. emoticon emoticon
    2859 days ago
    I loved so many things about your blog! First of all, I loved how you kept calling this a journey! It sounds so positive. And I loved how you are placing the emphasis on what you have gained vs. lost. Again, very positive. I loved hearing the foods that you have discovered! Keep trying new, healthy foods. I loved that you listed support from your husband, family, and on-line friends! AND finally, I LOVED how you gave me the biggest smile on my face while I watched and listened to you share what you have gained! You are an inspiration and a success story in the making!!! Good luck on your journey!
    2859 days ago
    I can definitely identify with the texture thing. Trying flash steaming and a super quick stir fry. That way, things are not soggy or mushy.

    Good luck and continued success!

    2859 days ago
    You did a great job on your first vlog. Keep up the good job. I like that you are getting out of your comfort zone by trying new things. I wish you continued success! Thanks for sharing. emoticon
    2859 days ago
    Congratulations on all your positive changes. With your positive attitude I know you will reach all your goals.

    Happy Saturday and Happy Sparking,
    2859 days ago
    I enjoyed your video blog, you did not come across as nervous at all and the sound/picture came in great! Thanks for sharing your accomplishments, you reinforced the need for awareness that there can be so much more to be proud of than what the scale reads as a result of making healthy changes. Not sure if you would like, but frozen grapes are a nice treat ~ esp on a hot day! I have just tried jicama recently, and it is great! It was mixed with fresh corn scraped from the cob, and had a vinagrette dressing ~ delicious!
    2859 days ago
    Wow great blog. You are doing great. Good Luck with the rest of you weight loss journey. emoticon
    2859 days ago
    Great vlog, keep up the good work
    Great to have support of loved ones. Good that you are trying new foods and liking them, try the peppers cut up and roasted with other veggies that way they don't go soggy

    2859 days ago
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