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7/16/09 7:50 A

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HAPPY THURSDAY Beautiful Ladies!!!

Well itís a Brand New Day!!! Donít let your yesterday hinder your today. If you have stumbled some, then get back up & get moving today. Letís make the best of today b/c this day will never return. I hope your eating is going great & that your exercise is going good also.

Yesterday, I went to the store & I had a bit of a blow up with my man & normally I turn to food- chocolate cake. I went to Publix & I did pick up the cake. After walking thru the store, I told myself you really don't want this, you are only going to eat it b/c you are frustrated right now. So I put the cake back!! However, for dinner I did eat some cereal (110 calories), Doritos (280 calories) & Ĺ ice cream sandwich (65 calories) when I got home. It couldíve been worse but hey the cake wouldíve been about 600 calories on top of my dinner. I was very proud of myself for putting the cake back b/c I know how that had a major hold over me before. So I am making progress.

Woke up for my 5:40 a.m. exercise-strength training & the power went out mid-way thru my strength training!! I was like crap but kept on going until the T.V. station was back up, I just improvised exercises..LOL. I will hit the gym this afternoon also. Yesterday, I was able to get into a pair of pants that have been hanging in my closet for probably about a year. Today I also got into a pair of pants that I bought maybe in August & only wore then once b/c I couldnít button them anymore. So I felt soooo great to see that I have gotten back into old clothing! If thatís not motivation for me, then I donít know what is. LOLÖ I am happy to be sharing this journey will everyone on Spark & to be on this journey with all of you!

*DIVA Tip of DAY*

ďThe BEST Motivation always comes from WITHIN and no one can buy you motivation; so dig deep & think of something that inspires you!!!Ē

Keep up the FABULOUS WORK DIVAíS!!!!

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I have been really busy so I have been pretty inactive on here BUT I am still doing good about food and working out I just have not been able to get on the forums and such for support and motivation! I am still very happy with my sucess and plan to keep at it! Next week is going to be slow but after that I plan to hit the gym hard again!!!!!

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MOXIEGIRL101 that story really put a smile on my face. I shared it with my friend she also enjoyed it.

Maria welcome to SparkPeople and the 20 something team. I really think you will find a great deal of support here!

It will get done. It will get done on time. It will be great.







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Hi! My name is Maria and I have recently joined Sparks. I am 21 yrs old and a mommy to 2 beautiful children. I am excited to get my old self back or at the very least feel better about the person I am now. I know that its going to be hard but Im a fighter. emoticon

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MOXIEGIRL101 - Thanks for sharing! That made me LOL. :) It is a good attitude to have sometimes. Especially when confronted with the media's image of a "perfect" woman. :)

Amalia

"Aim for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars."

"You can do anything if you try." - Cats Don't Dance - an animated movie.

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Goal weight for Jun 2016 - 225
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A little something to brighten your day and make you smile!

Recently, in large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said:

THIS SUMMER DO YOU WANT TO BE A MERMAID OR A WHALE?

A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern:

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Barren Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them not to mention how could they have sex? Therefore they don't have kids either. Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me; I want to be a whale.

P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a coffee with my friends. With time we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think,
Good gosh, look how smart I am........


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Hi Everyone!

I'm new to the team and excited to be here! I'm looking forward to having a support team.

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Good morning GORGEOUS Ladies!!!

Itís hump-day & we are mid-way thru the week!! I hope you ladies are having a marvelous week! If your week has not been what you want it to be than make today & the rest of this week what you want it to be!

Donít give into temptation & donít short change yourself by not exercising these last few days. If we want results than we have got to put in the work to get the results!

*DIVA Tip of DAY*

ďHappiness is choice and no one is in control of your Happiness but YOUĒ

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Good Morning All! I hope you're all having a Wonderful Wednesday so far! I'm having an okay morning. I just feel really tired but I know I slept about 8 hours. It wasn't that much less (maybe five minutes less at most) so I don't know why I'm so sleepy. Oh well. I work this morning so I need to get going, but I'll be back this afternoon since I only work a 3 hour shift today. LOL. :) Have a great day everyone!

Amalia

"Aim for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars."

"You can do anything if you try." - Cats Don't Dance - an animated movie.

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Goal weight for Jun 2016 - 225
Goal weight for Dec 2016 - 200
Goal weight for Dec 2017 - 175
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Ugh what a day!

The kids were driving me insane today. I really wanted to scream at them. Then I remembered that they are 2-4 and I am an adult. Deep breath soft voice. 3 more days.

It will get done. It will get done on time. It will be great.







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Meh. Today I am trying to change this attitude that I woke up with. I woke up miserable and just wanting to go back to sleep. :( So... I am going to get my bike out and go for a ride! I have found that when I eat healthy (on good days.. i.e.- no ice cream or soda), I don't eat enough calories... and I don't really want to eat another banana or another salad. Any suggestions as to how I can battle this problem?

On my way to hopefully loose 2 pounds one of these weeks! *Really, really need to fit into that dress*

If you have suggestions, please send me a message on here. Thanks.

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Good morning SEXY, VIBRANT DIVAíS!!!!

I hope your week is off to a SPECTACULAR start!!!! Woke up this morning 5:40 and did my strength training & feel fabulous!!! Yesterday, I did my tae-bo since I was fired up & needed to release some tension and it was a GREAT workout!! I lost 3 pounds last week also!

What can you do today to challenge yourself? Can you park a little further away from the gym entrance or can you add an extra serving of vegetables & fruit to your eating plan today? Can you do an extra set of sit ups or 10 extra pushups? Well do something a little extra today!

*DIVA Tip of DAY*

ďToday is a new day & make the most of it no matter what obstacles may arise. You make the choice to be happy & let nothing steal your Joy.Ē

Keep up the great work!!!!
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ZOMMBIE1- Thanks for the encouraging note! I really appreciate your support!


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Good Morning Everyone! I hope you're all having a Terrific Tuesday so far! I'm doing pretty well. :) I am just so glad to be back here and feeling less stressed about it that I cannot wait to get up and do some exercising LOL. :) I just want to check my teams first because I enjoy wishing them all a good day first thing. Anyway, have and awesome day all! Keep on sparking!

Amalia

"Aim for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars."

"You can do anything if you try." - Cats Don't Dance - an animated movie.

Highest Weight - 307
Current Weight - 269
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Goal weight for Jun 2016 - 225
Goal weight for Dec 2016 - 200
Goal weight for Dec 2017 - 175
Goal weight for Dec 2018 - 150
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Cassandra I totally agree with you! It is about being healthy and although gastric bypass might help some (it really helped my cousin after she had tried EVERYTHING else) I think that it is great that you are willing to make positive changes. You keep up the great work!

I want to thank everyone here for the support while my dad was sick. He is getting released from hospital tomorrow. He is still on sick leave indefinitely but he is out of the hospital!!!!

It will get done. It will get done on time. It will be great.







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Thanks AMALIA!!!!

I appreciate your heartfelt words of encouragement & inspiration!!! It is true that some people and sadly sometimes your family can try to steal your joy & rain on your parade but I am a strong woman & I will lead by example. It's up to me live the best life possible.

It hurts most when you want to share with family your struggles or accomplishments b/c they mean the world to you. I am grateful for the wonderful ladies & especially you-who encourage me daily. You & as well as other ladies on here give me so much hope & inspiration, with you I know I am not alone in embarking on this life of being a healthy & active mom.

So I am going to keep on pushing in the right direction & continue to love Cassandra & live for me & not for others b/c at the end of the day, this is My Life, My Health & My Journey!!

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I AM Going To Lose "17 bags of 5-LB BAGS of SUGAR".



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Good Morning Everyone! I hope you're all having a Marvelous Monday so far! I'm off to a pretty good start since this is my first day back in a few weeks. :) I've only gained a pound since I left a few weeks ago which is a good thing LOL. Anyway, keep on sparking and have a great day!

CASSANDRA_WYNN - I don't have any children so I cannot relate in that way, but I think you are right. Why shouldn't you want your children to learn to live happy healthy lives? I agree that you should let them have treats every once in awhile but as you said, it has to be the exception and not the rule. Also, your mother is wrong and it is not (completely) in your DNA. Your DNA might leave you predisposed to having large bones, but if you were that size before (after fully growing) then you can be that size again. A lot of people use biology as an excuse for not doing something about it. I'm glad to see/hear you are not one of them. :) Keep up the great work and remember that we are here for you!

Amalia

"Aim for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars."

"You can do anything if you try." - Cats Don't Dance - an animated movie.

Highest Weight - 307
Current Weight - 269
Goal weight for Dec 2015 - 250
Goal weight for Jun 2016 - 225
Goal weight for Dec 2016 - 200
Goal weight for Dec 2017 - 175
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This will be probably my longest blog entry & I donít know if anyone will read it all or any but I really had to get this off my chest today. I couldnít wait to get on the computer this morning & write out my feelings.

Well this weekend started off great & ended with me hurt, upset & frustrated!!! Last night me & my mom got into a serious argument on the phone for 2 hours. Let me start by saying that I love my mother deeply & appreciate her being my mother but after last night I wanted to hang up the phone.
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So my argument was about my mom telling me that I am Obsessed & Overboard with wanting to lose weight & that I am negatively impacting my sonís lives by trying to make them healthy. This really pissed me off and hurt me; I stayed up crying last night until almost midnight. She went on a rant telling me that itís in my DNA to be overweight. That itís not in my DNA to be a size 4 or size 10. Now granted I have never longed or wanted to be a size 4 or 6 but I loved being in a size 10 which is what I was in high school. She argued me on that telling me oh, no you were a size 12. I know that our DNA does control things like what color eyes I will have or the color of my hair but the point is I can change those too if I really wanted- they have contacts & hair color!!! However, I canít change me being anemic that is something thatís in my genetic makeup. However, I am not meant to be a size 20 at 225 pounds being only 5í1 & there is nothing anyone can say that make me think that I have to be there again. I know that I want to lead & live a healthy life. She then told me that I needed to have GASTRIC BYPASS OR LAPBAND surgery if I wanted to live a life of never being overweight again!! This really sent me over the top b/c are you serious!!! I was like weight loss surgery is not the answer & I said even if I had surgery & continued to eat unhealthy & whatever I wanted guess what my stomach would stretch back & I would gain back the weight, so having surgery is not the answer or even an consideration for me. Surgery did not get me up to 225 pounds eating cakes, cookies, fries, chips, eating junk foods anytime I wanted got me here & I am going to lose this weight with determination & perseverance. She said for the rest of your life you are going to deal with having a weight issue. UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I JUST WANT TO SCREAM!!!!

Yes, I know this is going to be a life journey & I know that I have to make this a lifestyle change, thatís why I am not doing just some diet but changing my life. There are lots of great healthy foods that I love to eat & that my sonís love also. Yes, I know I will eat chips or cake but itís in moderation & itís not me eating them every other day anymore. She really hurt me by saying that I am mentally damaging my sonís b/c I wonít let them eat fried chicken daily or eating ice cream whenever they want. I am the parent here for them & thatís why juvenile diabetes is sooo high in America. I am responsible for my 2 sons. She made me feel bad as a parent for wanting my sonís not to live a life that I have lead. I am in tears right now as I am typing. My intent is never make my sonís feel like they donít have a childhood. I buy them ice cream but I opt for the reduced fat & guess what they actually love it. Thatís not to say that when we go out, I am like NO regular ice cream or NO French fries. I do let them eat some foods that they do like but itís not on a regular basis.

Yes, it took me a long time to realize that I am beautiful at being a size 14 or size 10. I have recently learned to love Cassandra unconditionally which is something I can say I have never done. When I used to look in the mirror all I saw was fat & how I needed to be smaller but when I look back at when I was a size 10 & I didnít change within, change my mental thinking, take on an emotional transformation- I thought I was still fat. However, when I look in the mirror I see a beautiful woman, I see a woman that I love despite being overweight & I no longer see the Cassandra who was a size 20 but I just see the woman in the mirror. All I wanted her to see is that I can love myself at 220 pounds or 165 pounds. Just b/c I want to lose weight does not mean that I donít love Cassandra. It means that I want to be a healthier mother for my sons & most of all for myself.

For me it has taken me a while to get to where I am at currently- emotionally. I have had a wonderful breakthrough from therapy & from Spark People. I have realized that the Spark ladies have been not only great friends but also therapeutic for me. This is a lifetime journey that I look forward to embarking on! Well I feel much better & really canít wait to blow off some stress at the gym today!!



Name: Cassandra

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Hi! I have been back since Monday from visiting my family in Ohio! I have jumped back on the Spark bandwagon, and have been thinking about planning some meals out for this week to see how it goes! :)

My wedding dress should be done by September 25th, so I am giving myself til then, and even by whenever my first fitting will be to lose the weight. The other program I use says that I should reach my goal by Sept. 2nd, but the rate I am going at now says... yeah... riiiiight. haha.

I am grateful for the wonderful life I am living. I am able to get up usually every morning with a positive outlook. I realize that I will, in time, meet my weight loss goals, and other goals and dreams that I have in my life. Thank you Cassandra for helping me bring those thoughts to the forefront of my head today! :)

125: Chris gets to decide what happens!
120: Healthy Celebration Party
115: Hey! I am at the weight written on my driverís license!
110: 5 more pounds to go! I can do it!
105: I rock!! Letís go get into my goal outfits and take pictures!


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I am grateful for my muscles..... although they mayb e hidden under som fat at the moment i am gratefull that my body has the ability to produce muscle and that my heart muscle is strong and healthy..... My twin brother was born with Duchenne muscular dystophy and he was unable to maintain strong muscles his body slow deteriorated the muscle he did have and he passed away on june 2 1998..... And now he is my motivation to strengthen and maintain the muscles i do have..

" I believe that everything happens for a reason! People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so that you will eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes, good things fall apart so better things can fall together." Marilyn Monroe


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I am grateful that my dad is probably going to get to come home next week. I am grateful that he is doing well. And I am grateful that although he was incredibly sick, him being sick now probably kept him from being even sicker in the future.

My tip for the day: Tell your loved ones you love them every single day.

It will get done. It will get done on time. It will be great.







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Hello!!!! I have been on SP for about a month but tiday is really the first time I am participating in the forums. This is great.

2 things I am happy about:

First-JESUS! He has opened doors in my life that have been amazing. He has given me strength for this journey and continues to guide me!

Second- my husband. He is my hero. I am married to my best friend and I know I could not do this without him. I married the most wonderful man in the world!

AND NOW... to get rid of 40 lbs...HMMMMMM? emoticon

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize."

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Good morning SEXY DIVAíS!!!!!

I hope your week has been FABULOUS!!! Make sure you stay focused & on track this weekend. Donít forget to get in some cardio & strength training. How bout doing something different this weekend, like a bike ride or a jog around the park. Get in touch with nature if the weather permits.

*Diva Tip of Day*

ďName 1 thing that you are grateful for and how you can continue to be appreciative of that thingĒ

I will name 2 things that I am grateful for: I am grateful for my 2 healthy sons & I will try to be a more patient & active mother with them. My 2nd thing is: I am grateful for my legs, yes my legs. I realize that without them I would not be able to do my workouts like the elliptical, stair master & even walking. I know that there is someone who would give anything to be able to walk, so I will be more appreciative for the opportunity to walk & utilize my legs.

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"Looking GOOD Hurts!!! I'm In Pain EVERYDAY!! "
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I AM Going To Lose "17 bags of 5-LB BAGS of SUGAR".



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I had a really great run today. I managed to run for 30 minutes without stopping to walk (I did have to stop for traffic lights twice).

It will get done. It will get done on time. It will be great.







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For the past month I have been sticking to my fitness plan and I am really proud of my determination. I haven't been losing much weight but that is okay. I am really seeing a difference in my body and strength. The weight is starting to come off now, which is making me more excited. I am really enjoying getting up every morning to workout. The one part that needs to get better is my cardio. I always seem to run out of time just doing strength training. I think I need to move a little quicker through the weight part so the cardio can become a priority. Just wanted to share with you ladies some great news from me and hopefully some encouragement. emoticon

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ďLearn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.Ē


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Great tip Cassandra!

I am determined to do something constructive today (like exercise) i've been complaining for the last couple of weeks that I haven't been getting enough sleep, but for the past three day's i've gotten at least 7hrs of sleep each day, so no more complaints! More action! hehe



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Good morning all!!!!

I hope everyone is having an awesome week!!! Please keep up the great work & stay focused & motivated to do you best!

*Diva Tip of Day*

"Try to make conscience decisions on whatever you do from eating to exercising to even having a great attitude today"


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Congratulations Blanche!!

I managed to get into a dress for a wedding this past weekend. It was great!

It will get done. It will get done on time. It will be great.







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I've reached a mini goal.. and the main reason I joined Spark People in May...

I fit into the bridesmaids dress I get to wear July 25th! I am so excited! I can stand to lose a few more lbs. before the wedding, but it FITS! :)

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Good morning Vivacious Divaís!!!!

I hope your week is going great and that youíre eating good also!!!! Remember to get active by getting in lots of cardio & some strength training. I know that the eating aspect of this weight loss journey is the hardest part for me.

So I am going to try & change my mental approach this week. So I am telling myself, what if I went in for my annual check up & my doctor says ďCassandra you have diabetes & if you donít change your eating than you will possibly risk having to have your foot amputated or your leg. Itís mandatory you stop eating unhealthy, sugary foods & here is the list of those foodsĒ (fill in the blanks of whatís bad for you).Ē

I am asking myself, do I want to be forced to have to change my lifestyle with eating or would I prefer to learn how to do it on my own before I really risk my life. This may be drastic but I look at those who havenít had a choice and had to go on medications & be forced to change their lifestyle eating, change their health. I do not want to be placed on medications. So I challenge myself to become stronger mentally and I challenge you to do the same.

*Diva Tip of Day*

Eddyís Butter Pecan Ice Cream: Price $3.99
Bag of Doritos: Price $2.99
Having Great Build of Health & Not being placed on Medications- Thatís Priceless!!!

Have a Fabulous day!!


Name: Cassandra

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Thank you Cassandra for that inspirational post! You gave me a lot to think about! emoticon

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Happy July Gorgeous Divas!!!!

Let me start by saying that I missed you guys a bunch!!!! I

Itís a New Month & if June wasnít what you wanted it to be than make July the best you can!!!! June started off great but towards the end it descended for me & I ended up gaining. However, thatís behind me & I look forward to making the most of July!!!

Today is a new day & I go forward in July with Hope & STRONG Determination! So we all can do this!!! I have written out my food & exercise journal for the entire week & will stick with it. I don't want to be disappointed at the end of this month. I need to live the Best Life I can!!! So I need to make myself a priority & put my health first. I was watching Oprah yesterday (it was a rerun) but I needed to really see it. So I realized that I only have this 1 life & this 1 body, so I will embrace & love the body that I have. I will improve this body & learn to love Cassandra at 197 pounds and know that when I get to 165 pounds is not the only time I can love me.

There are 4 questions that they asked on the show & want all of you to answer them in your journal or when you have some free time & really take the time to answer truthfully:

1. Why are you overweight? (Itís not b/c you ate too many donuts but whatís the real emotional reason that made you overweight- something triggered this pattern).

2. What are you really hungry for? (Like are you really hungry for love in your life, balance in your life, living a stress free life, love from a parent or spouse, or having a career. What void are you trying to fill?)

3. Why have you been unable to maintain weight loss before (if this is your 2nd, 3rd etc. time around)?

4. Why do you want to lose weight? (Is your reason for health or b/c you think you will find happiness?) If your answer is to be happy than you must learn to love you b/c no matter at a size 2, 12 or 22 will you be happy if you donít learn to love you unconditionally!

So I hope this exercise with help someone.

Have a Wonderful, Healthy Day!!


Name: Cassandra

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Happy 4th of July to all Americans

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It will get done. It will get done on time. It will be great.







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Hmm, I will have to think about that. I don't really remember how much I drank. I am going to keep tabs on that and see if that curbs my hunger. I asked my brother in law and he said it may be due to the amount of lifting I am doing. He thinks my body may be burning alot of calories and so it is craving more food. I am going to try the water thing first and see if that has an effect. Thanks for the advice. :)

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ITTYCAT1 how much water did you drink? Sometimes thirst manifests as hunger. If you are not getting a minimum of 8 cups you might want to try to get more water.

It will get done. It will get done on time. It will be great.







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Thanks!

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I wish I had an answer to why this is happening, But congrats on losing the weight and having outstanding will power!!

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I have a question! My husband and I started working out about 3 weeks ago. I lost about 5 pounds. This week I've hit this plateau I guess you can call it. I am constantly hungry. For example, this morning I waited a little longer than usual to eat breakfast. So I had a bagel with low fat cream cheese. After I ate I was still hungry but I refused to cave in. So I went and worked out for about an hour. I lifted weights and could only fit in about 15 minutes of cardio. Afterward I was starving so I had a grilled chicken sandwich. About an hour later I was starving again so I had a cheese stick. Like clockwork every hour or two I am starving again. I don't know why! Now I am about 150 calories over. Any ideas!

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I am glad to hear that ZOMMBIE.

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First off: Dad is out of the ICU!!!!!

I had a pretty good day. I ended up having to go into work for an hour but that was okay because it meant I could pick up my pay check and deposit it before I leave for the wedding. I feel very rich now!

It will get done. It will get done on time. It will be great.







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Hey yall! hope all of yall have a wonderful day! :)

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Good Morning Everyone!! Hope each of you is having a great day so far.

ZOMMBIE1-I am glad to hear your dad is doing better. Many prayers for his speedy recovery.

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My dad is doing much better. Still in the ICU but much better. I had a so so day. One of the kiddies at work is having a bad month and he is getting on everyone's last nerve. But I had a very healthy lunch and a nice walk during lunch so I am good. Plus today was my last day at work before my holiday so...

It will get done. It will get done on time. It will be great.







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Good Afternoon Everyone!! Went to the dr this morning about a bunch of different stuff. He is doing some blood work to find out why I am having such a hard time staying cooled off. Sitting in an air condition house all day and still sweating. And also to see why I have been feeling so run down and tired lately. I have not had the energy to do anything. He says that it may all be linked together and have something to do with my thyroid. Guess will find out in two weeks when I go back. Till then, going to try to keep my energy up so can get the workouts in.

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Hey Yall! I am new at this and I am not sure how or what to do! please help me out! thanks!!
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Where can we find the daily challenges? Or does this team not do them? I didn't get an email even though I joined the goal of completing a challenge daily with the team :) Thanks!

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Well my Sunday was fun...went to the baseball game, watched my home team lose, kept the rest of the day on low key. I weighed myself and lost a total of 8 lbs for the month of June. Boy my body has a mind of it's own..lol. The plan is for this morning is to do a workout on my chest & back, as well as my abs, and then for this evening 45 min cardio. Will be seeing my Trainer this week to change up my program. We shall see what happens.

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Hello!! My name is Valerie. I've been on sparkpeople for a while but I've finally started using it. I'm not sure how much I'm going to be posting as summer quarter starts next week.

I'm getting ready to go run intervals with a friend. Which I'm excited about. I enjoy running.

Hope everyone has had a wonderful Sunday!

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Thank you!

I didn't get my run/walk in tonight, but I hope to the rest of the week! Weigh-in is Friday!

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Happy Birthday! =)

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It's my Birthday today! Thank you SparkPeople for the best wishes!! Today I hope to get in a run/walk down the road again, and that is something I want to do EVERY DAY this entire week. I hope I can!!

I will be at a better health, for myself! :-)

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