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Hi everyone, I'm new to the team and Jillian Michaels. I'm working out to Ripped in 30 and feel very challenged by it. I'm also reading her new book and learning a lot about myself. I feel I have the husband, family, and job of my dreams, now I'm thinking about other pursuits.

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5/1/11 11:49 A

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Good Morning, Happy May 1st!!

This morning i had the whole family get on the scale to see what each of us weighs. I have the Biggest Loser Calender on my kitchen wall so wrote all our weights in. My goal is to lose 5lbs this mth. My husbands cousin was here and he is going to try for 10lbs. Kids and husband don't need to lose anything...lucky ducks.
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well, that was a short lived loss. The scale went back up today darn it. Still had a loss for the month of April which is good. Starting out may at 163.4 and my goal is to lose 5 lbs this month. Actually it's my goal every month.
I did do 45 min of an OLD taebo workout. Advanced Live vol 1. It's so old it's only in VHS.

Bummed that I thought it was going to be nicer today, and with the wind it's a lot colder to be out there. May have to change my plans and take the kids to a movie this afternoon instead. At least it's the flicks family movies so they are free and I only have to pay $3.50. I was going to do it Sunday cause it was suppose to rain, but now they are predicting only overnight tonight. Time will tell.

Well, Better go.

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Hi everyone, feels like i've been off-line forever. This is the first glimpse i've taken on SP in like a week. Hope everyone is well. Did everyone watch the royal wedding this morning? I woke up at 5am and enjoyed my coffee in bed watching it all. Easter in Ottawa was pretty good. We got alot accomplished. Maria i live 1hr west of Toronto Ontario. I'm sure everyone has heard of the blackberry...well i live in the city where all the magic happens. Actually the CEO's mom is one of my clients. I've still been eating good,but April was a right off as far as exercise:( Sunday is May 1st and i'm going to make myself workout no matter what!! Working tomorrow, but i'll be back on Sunday. have a good week-end everyone. emoticon

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4/29/11 8:18 P

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Just wanted to stop in and say hi! I will catch up later in the weekend.
Long, tiring day and I have a 10K in the morning.
I did get BL watched though - wow. So excited for next week!

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4/29/11 3:03 P

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Thanks for checking Yes I have been better about the calories at least trying to get over 1200 and as close as I can to 1400. And I did finally drop this week so I am now at about a 3 lb loss for the month of April. I will have to try and revamp my food for the day after next week cause I will have to start making dinners again with Hubby coming back home. When he's gone I just make easy stuff for the kids (well I do that every night) and when it's just me, I make a pile of veggies and nothing else for dinner. SO it doesn't add up to much calories. But with him home I will make a full dinner for us again.

Well, it's so nice outside I need to get my son out there and running around.

Talk to you all later.
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Woohooo! I am trying to get in my water as much as I can!

SOKKER- You are studying to become a personal trainer?? Thats awesome! I want to do that to but I have to save up money first to get the packages to study to take the test. Good luck! And yup I am finally caught up! I am very happy for Kaylee, I hope that her and the kid from the white team can continue dating cause they are cute together.

I was so happy to see Sam! LOL I had a HUGE crush on him during season 9, I always loved his attitude from beginning to end! I want that makeover episode already! lol

CANDI - I work at the library and now EVERYTHING is all technology focused. Our branch just got renovated and so now we are a self-check branch, so there are computers where you can search for the item you want, you drop off the items you are returning in a drop box slot, and you check out your own items at the self check machines we have here. I know a couple of patrons who would love the old way! Thats funny that your library still uses the older system! lol

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!

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4/29/11 10:54 A

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Only today & tomorrow to track your 8 glasses of water-------WE ARE SO CLOSE TO HITTING THE GOAL MARK!!!!

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Oh Maria~ I am so glad to hear you FINALLY took a lunch break!!!!! emoticon

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~ PLEASE go to the Challenge section--I have posted a challenge for May! But I will also post a challenge using JM dvds. I am interested in trying this other challenge posted by Coach Nicole. I did join the challenge team!

Maria~ Automation is automating(computerizing) my library. In other words, I will be able to check the books out using a scanner instead of the old fashion way (signing of the cards).

**YES!!! My library stills uses cards & pencils!! YES!!! You still have to search through the actual card catalog instead of typing the title or subject into the computer!! It is a pain in the butt!!

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Sorry, I was not able to come on here yesterday crazy busy at work. So much so that I TOOK my lunch break (YES, can you believe it me actually leaving for lunch!). Anyway, didnít really go anywhere just went to my truck in the parking garage at work and I thought I would study for my Personal Training Exam, anyway the weather was beautiful I rolled down the window and cool air breezed through and before I knew it I was knocked out and woke up 20 minutes later - POWER NAP I needed I guess. SO HAPPY IT IS FRIDAY! WOOOHOOO

YAMINOKODOMO
You have a wonderful weekend yourself. So where you able to watch BL last night? What did you think?

Candi,
Good luck with the grant. BTW what is Automation?

Beckie,
How is the eating calories going? Staying on track and figured it out? GOOD LUCK.

Well boss just walked in the door, gotta go duty calls.

Have a great and AWESOME FRIDAY and WEEKEND.
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4/28/11 10:26 A

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Yea it rained a little this morning but stopped after a few minutes. Might rain later tonight, not sure. But it has been hot and beautiful the past couple of days! I have been able to take my dog to the park without having to worry about her getting cold! She has hardly any body fat lol, she is a whippet, so I feel bad when I walk her and she is cold, even with a sweater or jacket on lol

Tonight I am going to watch the biggest loser! I heard it was a shocker! Cant wait!

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4/28/11 9:32 A

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it's still raining here too. Hope everyone is safe after the storms last night.


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4/28/11 8:10 A

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Good Morning~
Yesterday was crazy! I'm trying to get a grant for my library to be automated & answering all these questions is frustrating & exhausting!! Automation will be awesome so I am trying to stay postive. Today I will be working on it again, hopefully it will go more smoothly.

Today will finally be a day without rain..... emoticon

Tomorrow no rain & 70...it's not Florida but I guess it will have to do.

My prayers are with anyone who lives in Alabama & Georgia & devasted by these deadly storms. Be safe & take care!!

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Hey guys! Just wanted to sign on real quick to wish you all well and hope you are all doing well! I wont have a chance to read everyones update on here, I will try tomorrow, but I just wanted everyone to know that I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I hope you all have a fantastic week!

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Hello ladies,
It seems like I have been gone away FOREVER even though in reality it has only been a few days! Well last night the pain was not too bad that hubby and I went for a nice easy bike ride (but I really wanted to play tennis, DR SAID NOPE!), my goal was to make it at least 30-35 minutes, that didnít happen. I could only last 20 minutes but hey 20 minutes is better than no minutes right! :) Hope you all had a great Easter. It was very nice visit with MIL in Dallas, I just donít like the drive (5 hours). YAY it's Tuesday BIGGEST LOSER WOO HOO.

Beckie,
WAY2GO on the scale dropping. That is great the you figured out the tracker and that now you can fix the eating too little part. I love the outdoors myself, I wish I could find a job doing something outdoors, I donít like being stuck behind a desk typing 12 hour days. WAY2GO on NOT eating a whole box of mac&cheese. If you eat things in moderation and you can still stay in your calorie range I say you are doing AWESOME! KEEP IT UP. STEP AWAY FROM THE CAKE! :) Not really crazy time to eat that is what time we end up eating at holiday celebrations with my family 2 or 2:30 p.m. HANG IN THERE, U CAN DO IT. Just remember this journey is a marathon not a sprint! And slow and steady wins the race. Sending you rays of sunshine from Texas.

YAMINOKODOMO,
Love your new profile pic! How was the Mexican food? Also, how did you come up with the name for your doggy of Phoenix or was he already named? We are so blessed we live in Texas best Mexican food around.

RHONDALYN10,
Appts were exhausting but it beat being at work! :) WOW running in that rain OMG you have total dedication! How are you feeling? ENJOY KEY WEST!

Candi,
YAYYYY you are back, we missed you. I hear ya, I donít like Mondays and I love my Fridays! :)

Okay have to get back to work duty calls, but had to catch up with everyone and see how you all were doing.

Maria

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I am still pushing myself to eat about 1400 calories a day and have been pretty good this past week. But the scale is STILL at the same. I know I can't give up on my exercise or it will all come back. Just wish it was a bit faster than this.
Today I was a bit lazy and started late, so I only did Ripped in 30 nothing else afterwards.
I am just down today. Maybe it's the rainy weather, upset the scale won't move, wishing my husband was home.

Hope tomorrow is a better day.
Beckie

SW July 2005 - 177
Thanksgiving 2005 - found out pregnant 159
July 2006 - 9 months pregnant - 197
3/19/09 - 177. AGAIN!!!
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Back from vacation & all caught up at home. I DO NOT want to go back to work today, emoticon

I hope everyone is doing well. Have a great Tuesday!!

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Happy Easter!
Good for you - working out today! I didn't. LOL.
My hip/butt is feeling better. I will attempt 4-5 mile run tomorrow and then at o'dark thirty Tues morning I am off to Key West! WOOHOO!
I am sure I will do a lot of walking there and planning on running Wed or Thurs. I come back Fri afternoon and have a 10K on Sat.
Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend!

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HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!! I already finished Kenpo X today. Leaving in a few hours to see family for "dinner" Just a strange time of day to eat (2:30) It's also my dad's and FIL birthday's today, and my son's in 4 days. SO it's cake week. YUCK. Glad after this we have a break until June.
Hope everyone has a great day.
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SW July 2005 - 177
Thanksgiving 2005 - found out pregnant 159
July 2006 - 9 months pregnant - 197
3/19/09 - 177. AGAIN!!!
11/23/09 - 170.6



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4/22/11 2:40 P

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rhonda sorry about your pain. I hate that. I actually have a bad disk in my lower back and have that siatic pain in my hips, and legs a LOT. Try ice and for me at first walking helped.

So I am now at 163.2 which gives me a 1.6 lb loss for the month of April and about 14 lb loss from Jan 1. Best part, I had to move the belt over ANOTHER notch that is 2 in a short time. I hate that everything under the belt line still needs drop so I can get new pants. It seems it's always the last to thin out.
Yesterday I ended up with over 1500 calories for the day which is better range. And only got to that cause I ended up eating about 6 bites of the kids mac and cheese! But I like it so much I had to. At least I don't eat a whole box like I used to.

Another rainy day here. Hope the weather report is right for The weekend so we can get outside for a while. I don't care if it rains during the week when the kids are at school.

have a great day!
Beckie

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Thanksgiving 2005 - found out pregnant 159
July 2006 - 9 months pregnant - 197
3/19/09 - 177. AGAIN!!!
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Maria - hope your appts went well. The water shouldn't have messed with the testing.

Beckie - Way to go on the downward scale movement! WOOHOO!! That is great news. Keep up the awesome work!

YAMINOKODOMO - How was dinner? I LOVE Mexican food! And I am lucky as my hubby is an excellent cook! emoticon

It is a rainy day here. I went out for a 4 mile run at 7 hoping to beat the rain. At mile 3 it started sprinkling and at 3.4 it got heavier and even had some hail in it! I was trying to get home quickly but at mile 1 I had pivoted around a car wrong and had horrible pain in my butt. I continued on hoping it would go away but it hasn't. I felt something pop not bone but muscle or tendon or something. I have been rolling it out and put some great stuff on in and took a hot shower.......we'll see how it feels tomorrow. I also slept crazy so have a pain in my neck too! UGHHHH!

Enjoy your Friday!

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4/21/11 1:49 P

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Its good that you started tracking CUDA since you didnt realize you were eating less calories then you should but i get you! When I go craz working out during the week I eat the same amount of calories and I am fine, but then there are times when I feel like I have a little monster in my tummy saying "feed me!" lol

Wow Maria! Sounds like you have a pretty busy day ahead of ya! I have off tomorrow too, I am looking forward to a three day weekend!

lol RHONDA! You see! Even a little child knows that Jillian beats people up with her workouts! Thats cute tho! But yay! Key West watch it! I know you have to be super excited! I am excited for you lol

Its gorgeous outside today! I cant wait to get out of work! I get out at 6, gonna walk home, which is a 35 minute walk, since I didnt get to get in a workout this morning. Once I get home, gonna feed Phoenix (my doggy) walk her, then get in a few strength moves I have to do before heading out to dinner! Gonna go to my FAVORITE mexican restaurant with my boyfriend his sis and her fiance. Looking forward to it!

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thanks, Yes I did adjust my fitness tracker a bit earlier this week and it put me at 1400-1700 calories. But just from tracking what I eat for the the last 3 days I never realized I was eating so little. I have been measuring these days as well. First day was under 1100, yesterday ended at 1325 and today after entering what I plan on having is at 1250. SO I will have to see if I can figure out how to eat more. And I am not that hungry. There are days I am and I will raid the cupboards. And after last week with eating pizza, cinn. sticks, popcorn and pop at movies, bagels one morning for breakfast, eating out about 2-3 times..... Would have off set some of this.
Oh, forgot the scale did drop this morning. So that made me feel good. currently I am lower than my April 1 weigh in even after a few gains the past weeks.

it's nicer outside today so the kids should be able to run around outside after school today. YEAH! they need it so bad. They LOVE the outside which is great. Summers quite often we are outside at 9 till 11:30 then in for a few hours, then back out from 2-5 or 6 then dinner and back out again!

Have a great day today.
Beckie

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Candi,
So happy you are enjoying your time in Florida. WAY2GO on getting in your 2 miles at the beach! WOO HOOO

Beckie,
WAY2GO on not buying that Candy. 1200 for burning 4000 calories a week does not sound right. Have you set your Fitness tracker to how many days you work out and for how long. I know when I adjusted mine, which I do a lot b/c some weeks I do less, some days I do more and it ALWAYS adjusts my calorie range. When I am not doing too much it is 1200-1400 and when I do more it is 1300-1600 calories, just something to check into. You can also email coaches on Sparks website to ask them what they think, that is what is so great about Sparks and its FREE TO BOOT canít beat that. Too funny about your son, I love that line JM uses!

YAMINOKODOMO
WAY2GO on getting in your morning workout. Can you send some of your cool weather to Texas please! :) That is funny about your dog.

RHONDALYN10
WAY2GO on getting in your workout too. That was funny about your 6 y/o arenít they the best though. Children say the funniest thing. I wish I had written a book for my boys of things they said or did when they were little so I could have given to them when they got older now they are 25, 22, 18. YOU CANNOT BEAT FOOD IN TEXAS, they are the best BAR NONE. Have fun in Key West.

Well trying to sneek these posts in b4 really starting working, today going to be crazy. Been here since 7 a.m., leaving at 8:15 for dr appt at 8:45 a.m. (Re: cyst), then coming back (have to get filing out to the court today) and then leaving at NOON for all my afternoon dr appts. (Re: blood clot). I was supposed to fast and I totally forgot this morning and had 8 oz of water to take my vitamins, hope that doesnít screw up any testing. I really donítí want to have to go back, if you know what I mean.

Yaíll have a great day, I will be off tomorrow for Good Friday and in Dallas this weekend so donít know if I will be able to Sparks, if not talk to yaíll on Monday.

Maria

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my 4 year old asks me which color I am doing today. And one of her lines from BFBM he said one of his talking trucks says that line "shake what your momma gave you"

Hope all of you enjoy your time on vacations sounds nice.

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July 2006 - 9 months pregnant - 197
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Yeah for workouts!
When I did JM RI30 yesterday my 6 y.o. said - Oh no, Jillian. She beats you up!
I had to laugh.

Wow - that is too few calories Beckie! Eat up! emoticon

This week is flying by......6 more days and I am in Key West. I am ready!

El Paso is crazy but I love the food there. We are really looking forward to the trip in July.

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Ok yea you are obviously doing great switching up your workouts CUDA! lol But yea like what RHONDA said maybe you need to up your calorie intake. But the workouts you seem to be on top of which is great!

Sheesh maria! 100! Thats hot! lol Its still chilly over here... it was supposed to be nice and sunny and warm today and its not.. very disappointed lol

Hey RHONDA! I hope you have a great time at El Paso with the family!

And I am so jealous CANDI! lol Sounds like you are having an amazing time which is great! Enjoy enjoy enjoy!

I got up this morning and did my workout! I havent done a workout in the morning in a while so it was great! I enjoyed every minute of it. Only thing was it was hard to concentrate and do some moves with being scared of getting barrelled over by my dog! lol She had some INSANE energy this morning and kept running back and forth back and forth back and forth, she really didnt care if I was in her way, she would go right into me! Silly pup! lol

Hope everyone has a wonderful wednesday! I keep thinking its thursday for some reason... lol

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after tracking my foods yesterday and most of them today it is possible I am eating too little. I didn't think I was. Yesterday's came out to under 1200! today is about 1200 and I will add at least 1 more snack. And with all the exercise I figure I am close to burning 4,000 calories a week, that SP set my eating low end at 1400. I will keep tracking and hope to get it all figured out. I did put the SP app on my phone and that does help a little.

I was good today and talked myself out of stopping at walgreens and getting the $3.99 bag of easter candy that I have a coupon for to get for $.99!!! Something I didn't need anyway, with all the other crud the kids will be getting this weekend.

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Good Morning~

All is going well in the Sunny Hot City of Panama City Beach!!! I have been walking the beach in the mornings, I think yesterday I did about 2 miles! My visit with my BFF went great, it was awesome to see her after 20 years!

It looks like everyone is doing well. Keep up all the great work!
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I am so sorry to hear about your hubbyís grandmother. I am so out of the loop, I am American and I have never even heard of Flatouts, what is it/are they? What part of Canada are you from? Once hubby had work in Edmonton and I flew out the following week for vacation, flew into Calgary and then we went to Banaff and Jasper National Park and we hiked Mt. Helen I think it is called (where they have the Little Tea House and Big Teahouse, something about Six Glaciers). And we went elsewhere but I cannot remember, I do remember that it was BEAUTIFUL there. OMG I thought the same thing about Kaylee going home. I had a glitch with NBC last night on my tv it went BLACK right in the middle of it when they were doing paddling challenge. All other channels fine but NBC just went out. But then hubby found it on like channel 612 in HD I didnít even know our tv went up that high in numbers! Wheewww got to see the rest of it. I thought it was cool what Ken did with his family when he went home. I am rooting for his son Austin and/or Rulon those are my favs so far. Courtney was but she went home, I thought for sure sheíd be there longer.

YAMINOKODOMO
No snow here in Texas only HEAT HEAT HEAT. Yesterday it was 100 degrees around 5 p.m., felt like 110 though. I thought the same thing about Cara too, that was funny. I loved watching Allison bungee jump too. I am a thrill seeker myself and everything they did I wanted to do. My husband said you can have my ticket too! :)

Beckie,
I know you will figure it out and all well work out for you. Donít give up.

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CONGRATS on training for marathon. GOOD LUCK on June 4th, Which marathon are you doing? WOW El Paso that is like in the middle of nowhere. El Paso is long too I know it well from our many drives from Houston to Colorado. Yes, it will be blazing in El Paso, it is already getting really hot in Houston. That is nice that you guys will be seeing family.

Well great news re: WORK my boss called me in yesterday said I would not be working anymore 12/13 hour days. WOO HOOO, he realizes I need to take care of my health first and foremost and for me to take all the time I need for my dr appts and such.

Well I better be getting back to work, duty always interrupting my Sparks fun.
Ya'll have a great, awesome and blessed day,
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Beckie - are you eating enough calories? Just a thought.

I have found that using my IPOD to track food on SP is easier than the computer.

Thanks for all the congrats. I am in training for a 1/2 which is why I ran so far. June 4th is my "big day".

We will be in El Paso - that is where my hubby's family lives and we haven't seen them in a few years so we are excited - even though it will be blazing!

I am ready for tonights BLepisode! Not sure who will go home.....I keep thinking Kaylee but it could be one of the sisters as well......Olivia maybe.

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Thanks everyone. I did start entering foods today so we shall see. I THINK I have been changing up my workouts. For a while I did just BFBM on T, Th, Sa, Su. And NMTZ on M, W, F. Did that for a while. Then I switched and added Kettlebell workout after NMTZ. Then in March when RI30 came out I took out the NMTZ and started doing each week for 2 weeks I am just doing my first week of week 4 (5 days a week, with the kettlebells on MWF, and BFBM on Tu, Th) and now Sat and Sun is taebo or Kenpo X. From spark's fitness tracker it says I am burning about 4000 calories a week. some weeks are more. 10 lbs since Jan 1 seems so slow. And currently for April I am up from the start of the month. At least there are a few more days to go. I am setting a 5 lb goal for each month. I think I have only hit it once. Came close another. So in another week after RI30 is done, I hope to switch it up again. I better decide which one I want to do so I can order it in time to change.

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Good going RHONDA! 11 miles that's great!

CANDI I hope you are having a fantastic time! I of course am jealous LOL Enjoy that wonderful weather!

CUDA- Maybe switching up your workouts might help? I know tracking helps too but I am on the same boat as you, I obsessed over it TOO much to the point where it started taking up most of my time during the day and when I stopped I was still doing pretty good. Just keep doing your best and that scale will move!

WOW! It seems like everyone is getting snowed on! That's crazy! There is no snow over here, hopefully I dont jinx myself lol, but it is still a little chilly and rainy.


Idk Maria! What I am looking forward to is seeing cara get pushed off the ledge! LOL I thought it was hilarious that they pushed her and one of the other BL contestants said that the way cara was screaming you would have thought someone was murdering her LOL Cant wait to see tonight's episode!


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Rhondalyn & Beckie- i am sooo sick of cold weather too. Put the boys back into winter coats, hats mitts this week. GRRRR

Maria-sorry about MIL:( We are actually going to be helping my MIL pack up her mothers apartment because my husbands grandmother is in her final stages of cancer.

Tracking all your food is sure alot of work. I try to do it on the mornings i'm at home(like today).
OOH i realize that i am probally the only Canadian girl on this thread, so i have to share my excitement. Yesterday we saw my parents now that they are back from Florida from the winter. My mom brought me back some "Flatouts"LOL Last yr when i was doing BLC online the American girls always raved about these flatouts(which i can't get in Canada). So now i finally get to try them. Silly i know, but this is my happy spot this morning!LOL emoticon

As far as BL tonight...i would be fine with Kaylee going home.
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Beckie,
Thanks for your thoughts. Sorry to hear about your MIL. You are right holidays are never the same. My husband is 12 years older than I am (though he does NOT look it!), anyway, I still have my parents here, even my grandmother (my momís mom) who will be 95 this year. I couldnít even begin to think about not having them around. OMG about the snacks, that really is only if you live out in the country, not so much in the city. WOW that is some weather. My friend and office manager here at my work is from Michigan. Have you tried switching up your workouts? We are supposed to change up our workouts every 4-6 weeks so that we donít get bored and our bodies donít get used to them. As far as food, do you plan ahead of schedule? Like either daily or weekly? That might work. My motto is if you bite it write. Though I should not be one to speak I have not been to good about tracking (well at least all of it b/c sometimes I donít know what I am having for lunch or dinner and then the next day I forgot to track it). GOOD LUCK, I have no doubt you will figure it out and be out of that rut in no time.

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WAY2GO on getting in your run. WOW WOW WOW 11 miles a couple more miles you would have completed a Ĺ marathon! That is great news that your son is doing well. I will keep praying for his recovery. OMG Texas in July! Hot HOT HOTTER and even HOTTER! What part of Texas? Are you coming for special reason. The humidity here is awful. It could be 90 degrees but it would feel like 110 degrees.

Well I got to work at 4:30 a.m. this morning but I am taking a little break to catch up on Sparks before boss comes in. I am smoking busy at work. Went to the doctor yesterday for second Ultrasound. I was supposed to call them back yesterday afternoon but got so swamped at work I totally forgot, I need to schedule follow-up so I can get the results of the Ultrasounds to see if cyst has stayed the same, grown, etc. And to get the CA125 (cancer blood work-up) results. I am still in pain and still refuse to take Vicodin, I am sticking to Tylenol its okay but not the best to relief the pain. The doctor said really anti-inflammatory would help BUT since I am on Coumadin I canít take it, go figure.

Well I better get back to work.
Yaíll have an awesome day. I am looking forward to BL tonight? Any predications anyone?
Maria

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Well I got my long run in - 11 miles. Whew! I am tired tonight! It felt good to do something again. Tomorrow I am going to do Week 2 of RI30 again. I just feel that since I missed so many days last week that I don't want to start Week 3 now. Plus I fly out on Tues next week.
My son is doing very well. Mild to moderate pain but that is to be expected.

Definitely track your food - I know it helps me tremendously.

I'll be in TX in July - crazy huh? I know that heat is going to kick my butt however it will be nice to have a break from the humidity at that point.

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sokkernut - my thoughts will be with you during this holiday. My MIL passed 2 years ago and I remember ALL of the holidays were so much different, and hard on my husband and his sister. My husband has cousins and an aunt in Texas. I don't know if I want to deal with all the snakes I hear about around their house though. Have fun at Disney, I hope we can go again in Feb.

Well, This crazy michigan weather struck again. We went from a great warm up 2 weeks ago and hit a record of 85, and now we have SNOW today. be nice mother nature and just keep it a bit more level temp and not such a drastic change.

I really don't know what I should do to get out of this stuck scale. I have never struggled so much to get the pounds off. Usually once I start eating more fruits and veggies (rarely eat any before) and get in some great workouts it used to melt right off. Now I struggle to lose a few pounds. The only thing, I am not doing is tracking food. I did it for so long I was stressing and obessing over it. So I stopped and it helped. maybe I will have to TRY and see if that helps.

Well, better go. Hope everyone is having a good day.
Beckie

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Beckie,
That is awesome new hoop in your driveway. WOO HOO
WAY2GO on getting in your workouts. Come down to Texas you will get all the warm weather you need! :) AND A LOT MORE HOT, HOTTER and HOTTEST! :) Good Luck on cleaning out your fridge today.

RHONDALYN10
How is your son doing? How are you doing? Are you both recouping? Were you able to get in your run?

YAMINOKODOMO
That was hysterical story about your friend and your brother. WAY2GO on resetting your goals. Hereís to being back to your self TODAY (Itís Monday). We are here for you and yes good to post your weight no matter how it is. Accountability baby. With weather being cold/rainy have you tried Leslie Sansoneís Walking DVDs? They are really good and believe it or not you DO get a good workout in.

Candi,
So happy you are having a good and relaxing trip. How was the visit with your BFF?

HAIRZONA this year just seems to be flying by. Why is that every year always goes by faster than the year before? You have fun with your family. We are heading up to Dallas (5 hr drive) to see MIL, since MIL passed away in February of this year, it will be first holiday w/o her husband and my hubby w/o his dad.

WOW seems like a lot of you are heading or have been to Florida! We will be taking the granddaughters to DisneyWorld in August, but we are driving which is 17 hours! We will be stopping midway though. Hubby prefers to drive than fly any day of the week picture opportunities! He loves landscape photography. He has his own website, if you guys would like to check it out. www.fullrangephotos.com/-/fullrangep
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Well due to being in pain from medical testing on Friday, I stayed in bed all weekend long except for few hours on Saturday to go to my BIL and sister's church service and baptism.

Well duty calls so I better get back.
Ya'll have a great Monday and great and awesome blessed week.
Maria

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What great news for the scholarship. I am sure he will get picked up by a 4-yr after that.
PCB huh? Nice. I am heading to Key West on 9 days with my BFF from high school and I cannot wait!

Tired of the cold weather!

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Candi- I am soooo jealous of your beach weather. It is cold and freaking snowing here today. I mean REALLY snowing on April 17th?? My parents are arriving back today after spending the winter in Florida.Ha HA that serves them right eh?

Can't believe its almost Easter. We are heading to Ottawa to spend the long weekend with my husbands family. I live 1hr west of Toronto so it is a 6hr drive to Ottawa. Road Trip!!




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Thank you everyone!! Dalton will be attending Lincoln Land Community College ( a Junior College) it is in Springfield Illinois. We then hope a 4 year school will take him on after this college!

I am in Panama City Beach~ Wow it is beautiful just like always!!! I will post some pics later. I am excited one of my best friends lives 45 minutes away & she is coming to visit me today, we are just going to lay out on the beach all day & catch up! So excited.

I will log in every morning to check it & say "hey! "

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well, I ended up taking a day off of exercise today. And for some reason the food is going with it. We went to movies this afternoon because it's raining (NOW IT"S SNOW!!!) and then the power had gone out (funny exactly when My husband was in the shower and we live in the country so the water goes out too). So a bit of popcorn, but that was only a little bit when the kids were done with their bags, a bit of pop (WHICH I NEVER DRINK!!!) and Now pizza night. OH MY GOOODNESS I will REALLY have to work out tomorrow.

I think the fridge is going to get emptied out too monday night so I don't end up eating all the leftovers the rest of the week.

Have a great day everyone.
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Yea this morning I was planning on jogging around the park but when I woke up it was cold! And then its also rainy, so didnt get to.. Maybe tomorrow!

Hope you have a safe trip home and yea maybe when you get home it will be easier for you to get back into routine.

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Well, I haven't worked out since Wed.
Yesterday of course was crazy with the surgery. I had every intention of running this morning before I had to drive my son to classes......well, it didn't happen. Then by the time we got back I was tired since we were up late last night and I could hear him every time he got up and would ask if he needed help with anything. So I took a much needed nap! Now it is time to eat dinner so looks like I will put off working out another day. I head home tomorrow so maybe then.....

Hope you are all having a really great Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

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lol Maria! One of my friends said something funny like that once. He was arguing with his brother and then he yells at him "What do you think I'm smart!" when he meant to say "what do you think I'm stupid!" All you heard was his mother CRACKING up from the bathroom lol it was hilarious! I STILL havent had a chance to watch BL.. tomorrow I will I swear! lol And yup got my avon orders done!

Congrats CANDI! You have a lot of things to be very happy/excited about emoticon

Hey RHONDA I am glad your sons surgery went well!

Well I have been having issues with motivation lately and so today was the first time in a long time that I have felt better and have reset my goals and the though of having a fresh start is making me a little more pumped and so hopefully by monday I will be back to my old self! I know I gained weight and I am going to weigh myself tomorrow and suck it up and put it on the ticker. One of my spark friends said that its hard to put on the ticker the weight you've gained but to just do it so you can record the pounds you WILL lose! So that's what I am going to do! I am scared, I know I gained, idk how much and I have a feeling its going to be close to 10 pounds... I HOPE not but that is because my motivation went out the window and I think for the first time ever I went through some emotional eating. But lets see! I am hoping to kick butt starting next week! I need to go food shopping so I can have some healthier choices, and since its starting to get warmer out I can start jogging outside again! woohoo!

Hope you all have a wonderful friday! TGIF!

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Maria - that was hysterical - weigh 50lbs! LOL!

Candi - How awesome for your son! Where will he play?

My day has been spent in the surgery center. I did get some reading done though - no workouts..... : (

My son's surgery went well. His ortho Dr. was so good. Now 6 weeks in a splint.

Hope everyone is doing great. I am hoping to run tomorrow. I am staying with my son until Sat. as he isn't allowed to drive until them so I will be his chauffer to classes tomorrow.

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congrats to your son. I didn't think to many get a full ride anymore, more partials. but that is COOL. We just put up a hoop in the driveway for our boys. They are already loving it, and with their height already off the charts for their ages it will get plenty of use.

The last 2 days have been much better for workouts. Feels great to get back on the right track and not slacking with only 30 min. I love the extra boost.

Still a bit cool here in the north, wish I could have some warmer weather but it will come and then we will be at the beach and in the small pool.

Hope everyone has a great day.
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Candi-WTG for your son. That is awesome!!! Your doing so good with your weight loss. Congrats.
Have spent too much time already online this morning, my hair and make-up need to get done.LOL
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Candi,
WOW, I keep hearing these horror stories about hystercectomies. I need to research it more to be better prepared especially the downtime and recovery period. I didnít know these could be so painful but I am finding out how much. You are a busy person BL is about the only thing I watch on tv other than that, I read a lot. I also like to stay active and not sit in front of the tv. Oh nice Spring Break sounds wonderful! Have fun in Florida. WAY2GO to your son! WOOO HOO, CONGRATS!!! What college will he be attending. I love basketball that was my no. 1 sport but as adult I could not find ANY womenís leagues in Houston, so I had to pick up soccer! :) CONGRATS on your weight loss you are doing AWESOME! Keep it up! U CAN DO IT!

RHONDALYN10 my husband does the same thing with me. I get checked on daily by him, did you take your so and so medication - I have to say CHECK CHECK CHECK! :)

YAMINOKODOMO did you get to see BL? I donít like to put spoilers on the posts in case someone has not watched it yet. Were you able to complete your Avon orders?

HAIRZONA how you doing today?

Well last night when I got home from work I so desperately wanted to go on a leisurely walk hubby said NO since I could barely walk around the house, he said not a good idea. The 1st thing that I blurted was if I donít get back to exercising soon I am going to weigh 50 lbs! He looked at me and said really? That would just be too skinny your bones would be showing! :) When I meant to say I will ďgainĒ 50 lbs! I couldnít laugh that hard b/c it hurt, rough night and I refused to take the pain meds b/c of the way they make me feel the next day. So, I opted for Tylenol PM and I slept good and I feel fine this morning.

Well duty calls ugh that duty always getting in the way of my Spark fun! :(
Yaíll have a great day.
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