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Sunday, April 01, 2012

I'm a little bamboozled over the cover story on the Editor's Choice page today: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
The government, in its infinite wisdom (cough, cough), has decided to solve our obseity problem through semantics. Yep, instead of actually making real changes in lifestyle, now we just plain weigh less--it's magic. Well, actually it's just numbers. Instead of 1 pound, we now have 1.1 pounds, so we magically lose .1 pounds for every pound we weigh. I'm not sure how that calculates for me, and I'm sticking to my current weight measurements instead of trying to change my scale to reflect the "new" weight measurements, but according to the article a person who previously weighed 167 pounds would now weigh just 152 pounds. Yeah.... why diet? We can just say we're thinner and viola! it happens. LOL

Oh man, I screwed up and deleted half my post by accident. Anyway, the important part I deleted was that I didn't mean to start off this bright Sunday morning with such a post. I meant to come in here and say a big THANK YOU to all of you who commented and gave great support yesterday for my 50 pound loss (and the 1 pound loss on my comment trail) and for all the great support overall over these last four months. I finally made it to my second milestone of 50 pounds!! Yay!! A LONG, LONG way to go still, but it's going!

PS--I just did the math, maybe it isn't so bad, I just magically lost 30 pounds. hahahahaha (no, still sticking with the original 1 pound per 1 pound method.)

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    Congratulations on your amazing weight loss! And I enjoyed your wonderful sense of humour!
    3246 days ago
    Good to see you doing so well !!!! Quite an April Fool's joke! Keep up the good work.Younger dd has Spring Break -sort of. She has dance and play rehersals and is cat sitting for a teacher this week. She is also going through a bunch of clothes as she is outgrowing them again. She's added another inch to her frame and making her sister a bit nervous.They used to be a foot apart in height and are currently an inch apart. Have a wonderful week! emoticon
    3252 days ago
    emoticon emoticon mmmm funy or not such a joke

    LOL Mary
    3252 days ago
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    I didnt realize it was April fools - I was pretty shcoked lol. I dont think there has ever been an aprils fools where someone didnt get me haha
    3253 days ago
    I lost 24 pounds instantly! The best April Fools jokes are the ones that make you say "no way!" then it hits you that it is a joke. This one got me for a minute too!
    3253 days ago
    Now I'll have to go read it. Funny! Congrats on hitting 50 pounds! Fantastic! And that's no April Fool! It's for real!
    3253 days ago
    OMG, I missed that too!!! HAHAHAHAHA Well, they got me!
    3253 days ago
  • CJACK66
    Heh. I was a bit flummoxed myself when I read that. But I, like many people I suspect, didn't read all the way down to the bottom. Upon a second reading (just HAD to vent to the husband about it) found that it was an April Fool's joke.

    Good one, SP!
    3253 days ago
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