JAOTAO's Blogs

Living the Future Now
Tuesday, October 07, 2014      5 comments

In January - I wrote about my plateau and how I would keep focusing on the positive and maintaining if not losing. Well, I've been up and down since then - health issues - but I always come back to SP and tracking .... I wrote this: "I’m also s... Read more
Waited a LONG time ...
Monday, January 20, 2014      11 comments

… To write this blog. Today I celebrate losing a total of 60 pounds! It has taken me since August 2013 to get here … I didn't have setbacks, just plateaued a couple of times and started losing slower than the first year (I rejoined SP 7/1/2012... Read more
Day 1/Week 1 Tasmanian Virtual Trek
Sunday, January 19, 2014      6 comments

After a wonderful meet and greet at the exquisite Hotel Windsor - (chocolate fountains! finger sandwiches! champagne!) in my finest afternoon tea designer clothes ... I had to retire early because of the 16 hour time difference. It looks like th... Read more
Do what you wanna do...
Thursday, August 22, 2013      10 comments

emoticon “Do what you wanna, wanna do Go where you wanna, wanna go…” I think that old Mama & Poppa’s song ... Read more
Sunday, August 11, 2013      13 comments

It's been a long time coming, but a change finally did come when I released a pound to hit that 50 pounds lost goal! I had been on a plateau since May 26 and I could frequently be found asking "How Long, Oh Long" will this thing keep goin' on. ... Read more
Am I Serious?
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      9 comments

While the discussion debates continue online whether Obesity being a disease or not, I am also having discussions with myself on whether the reason I seem to lose 3-4 pounds, and then nothing for 4 - 6 weeks is due to a set point issue. It’s bee... Read more
When I am old ...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      17 comments

There is that wonderful poem by Jenny Joseph which reads in part: When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me, And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sanda... Read more
What a Difference a Year Makes!
Saturday, May 25, 2013      13 comments

What changes a year can bring, indeed. I already mentioned this to my team-mates, but I thought I would record this for posterity to remind me when I hit another plateau, or as I keep losing slowly… I drove to the mall to pick up a birthda... Read more
Spark Solution is Working For Me!
Sunday, May 19, 2013      5 comments

I decided to try the Spark Solution Program because of a couple reasons: #1 – I had been losing very slowly, and had stalled at a 6-week mini-plateau. #2 – The program said it would help reset your metabolism – which is definitely so... Read more
One Size DOES NOT Fit All!
Sunday, March 24, 2013      9 comments

One of our SP blogger’s recently posted (LOLLIE62 – thanks for the idea!) just recently posted about watching TV and how on Design Stars … they consider size 12 to be a plus size!! Probably because in the fashion world it is, and it is a result... Read more
40 lbs. of Toxic Waste ...
Sunday, March 10, 2013      12 comments

GONE!! I am so happy to report that I reached another milestone of releasing 40 lbs! This is something, as I have not been at this weight since 2003 when I first lost all my weight between 2002-2004 (75 lbs), only to gain it all back and more wi... Read more
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      10 comments

Intentions. Flatly means I am going to do everything in my power to make this change happen in my life. I am going to put aside old habits and allow the spirit of God or the Universe to work in my life and the Universe will do its part. I have n... Read more
I Lost a Bag of Dog Food
Thursday, January 03, 2013      9 comments

I've stuck with the Spark Coach Program and just finished one and am starting the Motivation and Consistency module. Today's challenge was to visualize something concrete in the amount recently lost. Well, I checked the huge bag of dog food we ... Read more
Fall Down ... Get Up
Sunday, December 30, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday I took a fall walking up the drive way. I was feeling so good, so strong, that instead of driving to get the mail, I decided to walk. I had boots on and walked in the fresh snow, not the tracks so I wouldn't slip … I walked strongly ... Read more
My Simple Plan for 2013
Wednesday, December 26, 2012      8 comments

S - Set my goals and intentions. I will take deliberate action to apply focus, resources and belief towards an intended result. P - Persevere. I will take it to the limit one more time. I will not back down or give up. A - Adjust plan... Read more

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