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A small loss...and yet a victory!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

It's Friday and for me that means weigh in day... I managed to lose a mere eight tenths of a pound this week. Of course, I wanted more, but I finally realize there is more to getting healthy than a number on the scale and that helps me see the BIGGER picture!!!! So, I've recorded my weight loss and am getting on with my day, which includes spending time with two of my beautiful grandsons and having the energy and mobility to truly enjoy my time with them!!! Oh yes, there are much more important victories than the number on my scale!!!
Everyone have a great week-end!!!

  
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BRDGT262 6/12/2011 3:54PM

    Awesome outlook!!! You definitely have the right attitude to make it on this journey!!! :)

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FITFABJENN 6/10/2011 9:16AM

    You are SO right! You have so many victories to celebrate, and the little move on the scale is only one of them. Way to go!

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BIG_BEAR73 6/10/2011 8:19AM

    whoo hoo way to go! a little movement is better than no movement at all!

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A GOAL MET!!!!

Friday, June 03, 2011

I weighed in this morning and was thrilled to see that I'd lost 3.6 pounds this week, which means I've hit my mini goal of losing 50 pounds!!!!! I'm actually down 50.3 pounds since I started on my weight loss journey in November! (a little under 30 since joining SPARKPEOPLE on February 5th)!!!
I will continue to work on my next mini goal which is to NO longer be considered obese on the BMI scale... but to be overweight... that means I need to lose 17.4 pounds....
For me mini goals are so much more doable than saying I need to lose sixty more pounds..

Everyone have a SPARK-A-RIFFIC week-end!!!!
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CAROLEE1945 6/8/2011 10:27AM

    I am utterly amazed, so I went to your shared food and fitness tracker. Wow, I can see how you did it!!! It is great that Spark has this feature. I am so proud of you. Any secrets to how you were able to eat so wisely???

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NEED-TO-BE-ME 6/5/2011 5:52PM

    Way to go!!! I just set up mini goals for myself, we'll see how it goes. But it does feel less overwhelming.
Your doing great!!
Pam

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DOTTIEJANE1 6/3/2011 2:28PM

    emoticonWhat a way to go after the mini goals .
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CHELLEBO1 6/3/2011 12:00PM

    You are doing awesome! I too like to use the mini-goals. My mini goals are usually monthly because I like short term results ( and I like to reward myself). Keep up the good work.


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IDLETYME 6/3/2011 9:58AM

    Wow! I am so proud of you! emoticon You're doing it like you should - baby steps. A little at a time and it stays off! emoticon emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 6/3/2011 9:30AM

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Keep up the good work!!

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OVERBURDEND 6/3/2011 9:10AM

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Keep up the great job of becoming healthy!
Mini goals work better for me too. It doesn't seem so over whelming.

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ATLTRAINR 6/3/2011 9:00AM

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Best of Luck!

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CAM2438 6/3/2011 8:57AM

    Good for you!!! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Memorial Day Tribute... to my brother....my forever hero!

Monday, May 30, 2011

It was October 3, 1993, when I received the news that the Blackhawk helicopter my brother, Ray was co-piloting was shot down in Mogadishu, Somalia and Ray was listed as MIA, in less than a week he went from MIA to KIA (killed in action) and my world was forever changed! Ray was (and still is) my greatest hero! I can remember when my stepfather (Ray's father) was stationed in Fort-Ord, where Ray was also stationed and Ray would come by in his little car and take us to the airstrip where we were allowed to climb in the cockpit of his helicopter! He was an awesome man and I'm a better person for having had him in my life! So on this Memorial Day I say a special prayer to my number one soldier and hero, CW4 Raymond Alexander Frank! (SOAR 160th)
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LAURELSPARK 5/31/2011 5:42PM

    Thank God for those who serve us and our country!

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Any loss is a loss....

Friday, May 27, 2011

Today is weigh in day and I'm down 6 tenths of a pound!!! I was hoping for more, but when I reflect on my diet over the past week, I realize my small weight loss is a direct reflection of what I ate this past week! Yes, I stayed within in my dietary guidelines, but ate out four different times...as well as attending an anniversary celebration... all in all I'm okay with my small weight loss.. Now I must look toward this three day week-end when I will be eating every meal out.... thanks to this site, I feel confident that I can be successful!!!

  
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HUNTERSGIRL899 6/2/2011 2:34PM

    I know how it is! I feel horrible when the scale doesn't move the way I want it to. But, I guess we have to put on the positive attitude, at least it is a loss - not any gain!!! So great job - keep up the good work - and Keep up a positive attitude! You are doing GREAT!!!!

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CHELLEBO1 5/29/2011 10:47AM

    I too only lost .6 pounds this week. But I am happy with any loss - especially since I know that I didn't exercise as much this week due to a lupus flareup and lots of pain. If you are doing the right things and making healthy changes - the weight will come off.
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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 5/27/2011 8:21PM

    emoticon I've learned to celebrate any and all progress!

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BRDGT262 5/27/2011 6:50PM

    Great job on your weight loss!!! Every little bit definitely counts!!! Good luck this weekend, I know you can make healthy choices!!! You got this!!!

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MOEYFAERIE 5/27/2011 11:38AM

    Little steps make bigger results in the end! Way to go!

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The end is near...again...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One would think after twenty-three years as a classroom teacher, I would relish the ending of another school year, but one would be wrong. Tomorrow is the last day of school for both students and teachers and as always it's going to be bittersweet for me. I love the prospect of summer and all the freedom it brings, yet I know I'll miss ALL the students who bring so much joy and happiness to my life; some of these students will be leaving our school as graduates! Fortunately, we're a fairly small community so I will see many of my students randomly throughout the summer, but its just not quite the same as seeing them everyday... Perhaps, just perhaps... I'll know it's time to retire when I start counting down the days until summer break right after Christmas break; until then I will relish my summers while anticipating my return to the classroom and ALL my terrific kids!!!

  
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SUECHRIS50 5/27/2011 8:55AM

    I take my hat off to you for doing what you love!!

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HANKENSTEIN 5/27/2011 8:39AM

    Sounds like a bunch of lucky kids get sent to you each school year. What a refreshing outlook on work. Enjoy the summer.

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RUNBAREFOOTMAMA 5/26/2011 12:56AM

    You sounds like a fantastic teacher...... emoticon

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CLAYARTIST 5/25/2011 10:34PM

  hang in there...

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CHERYLSBUTT 5/25/2011 10:30PM

    Thank you for teaching!
It is a gift from God to be able to connect with kids and bring their imagination, curiosity and dreams to life!

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