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2/14/11 6:23 P

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I got my first compliment today. A lady I hadn't seen in a few months asked if I'd lost weight and I replied that I'd lost 5 pounds so far. She commented that I looked great. She said I didn't need to lose weight as far as she remembered, but that I looked like I felt really good. It was so nice! I also noticed for the first time that my work clothes are getting a little loose. I love it!

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2/13/11 9:48 P

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Making a lifestyle change is a really hard thing to do so each of you should be so proud of yourselves. You are all making progress and changing even the little things makes a big difference. Keep it up! Remember one step at a time leads to a very long way!!!

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2/11/11 10:30 A

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It really is surprising how I feel about everyone here. I don't even know most of your names, but I feel so proud of you all and somehow connected to all of you. Even those of us who are struggling are still HERE and trying and that's just so amazing.

This isn't (or shouldn't be) about any scale or measurement numbers. It's about cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rate, arteries, aging, being able to be comfortable and healthy and productive...It's about learning how to enjoy LIFE.

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I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. (F. Douglass)


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2/10/11 9:47 A

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Well after a rocky start on the exercise part (came down with a bad cold on New Years day) I got my ST three times weekly and Cardio twice (60mins each) this will be increased over time, doing it slowly so I don't go hell for leather and then quit for another year or two. I do the school run which uphill there and then back twice daily works out at about 300cals.

I being good on the eating front all the time, but I don't want crap TBH - we have popcorn in for about a week and it doesn't bother me, yeah!!!

Anyway I can't weight myself as my scales broke before my first weigh in and I need to buy some more. My first priority is to become fit & healthy so not bothered about no scales - as I find that I was constantly going on them so I'm leaving it a while (April ish) to buy some!

Anyway I can't believe it's been six weeks here's to the next six!



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2/10/11 4:04 A

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Well, I am still struggling with the eating part. The exercise part has been going well except for the a few days when I was under the weather. But, I am going to keep going. I've lost 5 pounds so far, so it is a start!

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2/9/11 10:51 P

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I'm happy with how everything has gone so far. I've lost 7.4 lbs, and while I wish it were more, I've had three different people at work comment on how they can tell I'm losing weight. Last weekend I wore a pair of jeans that I hadn't worn in months because they were too small.

When I think back to the way I was eating before SP, I'm amazed that I don't weigh twice as much as I do now. I had some really bad habits, and didn't realize it.

The change I'm most happy about is my streak for working out. I haven't missed a day since I started on Jan. 1. A couple of days I only did 10 or 15 minutes worth. Other days I worked out for over an hour. Usually it's been 30-45 minutes each day. But regardless of how I feel, I do not want to miss a day.

Congrats to all of us for continuing the journey!

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2/8/11 10:02 P

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I am feeling better too! I noticed I have way more energy. I feel like my old self again. I have not caught any of the colds or viruses rampaging through work. I am exercising more and fitting better in some of the old cloths that were too tight. People are telling me I look good, but cannot seem to pinpoint why! I love this journey we are on! Everyone on Spark is so helpful, caring and nonjudgemental!

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2/7/11 3:38 P

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I also feel better and sleep better. I'm not fitting into smaller clothes, but the clothes I am wearing are getting looser and I know that I will be shifting to a smaller size eventually.

I have discovered that I am "addicted" to SP and to spark points. I get irritated with myself when I can't really get "into" SP on any given day. I think this is a good thing, because it will keep me honest with myself, keep me working, and keep me motivated.

I know working out is making a HUGE difference for me - I can feel it in my butt (although one of the health teachers at work tells me that I'm really describing the hip flexors) - but exercising is becoming almost as addictive as spark points - I just have to get in at least 30 minutes of cardio (some days 60 min) and 10 minutes of pilates every day! Again, this is GOOD!

I'm looking forward to what this month brings!

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2/7/11 12:40 P

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Wow! Almost six weeks?? It hasn't been that bad.....in fact, I'm really enjoying this journey.

I, too, am sleeping better. I'm feeling better (stronger, taller) in general and can already fit into some clothes that I haven't been able to wear for awhile. They're size 14, which means a whole new world of clothes possibilities.

The best part, though, is that my mind is quieter. I'm not sure if it's the exercise, or the focus, but I'm feeling much better about myself. I am feeling less guilty for not taking care of myself and more confident that I can build the skills to have the kind of life I want.

The future is looking very bright!

"A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." -- William Shedd


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2/7/11 12:29 P

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Well we just finished week #5 and are now in #6. Does it seem like a month and a half??

How are you feeling?

I'm amazed at how my sleep has changed (mostly for the good).

I'm a little worried because I can see myself slipping up a little bit, just letting the little things slide...I've been there before and know I have to stop that NOW before it becomes larger and turns into an avalanche. I will probably be blogging about that tomorrow.

My clothes don't really fit well now. They are loose in strange places and slide and shift. Makes me feel slobby..... but also, proud.

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