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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The good news is my shorts from last summer fit. The bad news is my shorts from last summer fit.

People in the outside world would not know what I was talking about but I know you know!

Today I tracked my food and made concious decicions about what I ate and stayed in range.

So I'm back to one step at a time. Or 5 minutes at a time. Either way I got through the day. And I need to get that flat fixed on the bus so I can get back on my comeback tour

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GRACEISENUF 4/11/2014 3:13AM

    I hear ya LOUD AND CLEAR. I have lost almost all the weight I had gained back but I sure wanted to be farther along on the weight ticker journey....oh well, we will get there one day at a time won't we?


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ENDUROVET 4/8/2014 9:05AM

    Yep, I know EXACTLY what you mean! Last weekend I introduced my friend L to my favorite consignment store, bragging about my $15 designer jeans which were ummm, SUPPOSED to be my intermediary fat jeans as I continued to lose...
They're still fitting quite nicely emoticon

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MYOWNHERO 3/24/2014 7:25AM

    Eeeek! Shorts are scary!

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JITZUROE 3/23/2014 12:08PM

    Same here doll. My capris fit from last year. Bad news is that they do too. UGH!!!!
BUT, we can wear the cr@p outta them this year as we work toward getting into newer, SMALLER ones this summer.
Uh huh. REALLY my dear. Really.
This means not giving up the fight. Nope.
No way
Uh uh.
: )

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LILIVW 3/20/2014 12:42PM

    I certainly do know. Best of luck on that come back tour. I've just started mine and am enjoying the ride so far.

We can do it! emoticon

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REMEMBER2BME 3/19/2014 9:50AM

    Great update. I tried on some shorts the other day. It is always a bit scary huh. I was not sure if they would fit. We got this. As you said, one step at a time.

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HGSGUY 3/19/2014 9:09AM

    Sorry to hear, and Congratulations! Get the tire fixed and fins a spare one in case you need it later. We are cheering for the comeback tour!

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DAISY443 3/19/2014 5:23AM

    I solved the problem, stretchy shorts, work through about 4 sizes! Sure glad spring is almost here!

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_RAMONA 3/18/2014 10:57PM

    Yep... I know how you feel... but you're smarter than I am... you're trying yours on in March. I usually wait until May (in my defense, we still have 3 feet of snow).

... and if I am being really honest, I usually just happy if they are not too small (and for three years running that's been the case... yeah!). My body has such a mind of it's own....

How about instead of the bus you and I meet for jammin' at the local watering holes... maybe if we do enough of that it will start to look like a comeback tour?


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COOKWITHME65 3/18/2014 10:18PM

    This just brought me a little chuckle. I so know what you mean. I need to unpack my warmer weather closes soon and see what I have to work with. Tracking is a great start. I'm trying myself to get in the swing of things and track daily. Next comes joining a gym. One step at a time. emoticon emoticon

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PJH2028 3/18/2014 9:50PM

    I sure do. Know.
Jan!!! Sending love and knowing your way.
I'm right there with you. Here with you.
Let's be in touch
Keep these buses on the happy road … ;- emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

love, paula

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MICKEYMAX 3/18/2014 9:44PM

    great to have you back! you will succeed again!

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AAAACK 3/18/2014 9:22PM

    I'm right there with ya, sister. Same here.
And so we dust off and go for another goal.
We're persistent little things, aren't we?

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STEPH-KNEE 3/18/2014 9:21PM

    Glad to hear from you! I completely understand the positive and the slight disappointment in being in the same spot you were last year. That is about where I am headed LOL. Glad that I'm still 80 pounds down, annoyed that I am still 80 pounds down ha ha! ;)

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/18/2014 9:17PM

    Keep pushing! You can do it!!

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Am I OK?

Monday, February 24, 2014

My friend, RAMONA, just sent me a goodie with the simple words that she hopes I am ok.

Thank you for that.


I guess I dont spend a lot of time thinking about that. My days have been soooo busy with work (we have a roofing company that has been super busy and which I am grateful for) and we are doing a lot of work for a solar company (so its practically a merger) and upgrading our internet presence etc. I am still busy with dr's visits, (why am I bleeding if I am in menopause and after having surgery in december, I should NOT be) and will get answers to another biopsy early March.

NOT to mention THE WEDDING extravangaza which is getting closer and closer and my bridal daughter is becoming more and more stressed out.

Then my beloved Stitchy has bad knees now and hip dysplasia so she has been ordered to REST for the last few weeks so no walks for us. We are hoping she will be getting better in the next few weeks.

I'M not sure why my life is always so insane with so much packed into one day, every single day! I guess we are just hustling to take advantage of the money when it is here but I am a bit overwhelmed and so is hubby.

THE GOOD NEWS IS, The TOUR BUS is off to have fun with our friends in Arizona and go riding and have fun. We will definatly blow off steam and are leaving tomorrow and will be back Monday. I cant wait. It is such a far drive but sooo worth it!

I am in a stalemate with weight loss, not losing, not gaining so right now, I will take it.

Sorry I have have been distant but I am still here! and thank you for the SPARK, Ramona! I appreciate it!


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_RAMONA 3/12/2014 5:55PM

    GAH! Just like me to show concern and then miss the answer (I do NOT know hwy my blog subscriptions get messed with!!!)... I came over here to ask again, LOL!

Glad it's just life (and that you have doctors attending to the other stuff!). I'll step up with some extra prayers... keep us posted.


(I'm never okay... I'm fabulous, frustrated, chillin', joyous, murderous, clueless.. and so much more... rarely just okay)

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LISALGB 2/25/2014 9:55PM

    You really do have a lot going on! But, it's good to know that you are doing ok. Thanks for the update. I hope everything goes well for you!!
Sending you lots of hugs and prayers.

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LESLIES537 2/25/2014 12:25PM

    Thanks for the update!! I've been wondering! Have tons of fun on your getaway!!

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PJH2028 2/24/2014 7:59PM

    Funny… I was just asking myself that same question. Am I okay?
Glad to hear that where you are is busy with some very good stuff… as well as some irritations or scares.

Hope to catch up sometime.
Enjoy your trip
Know that you are loved


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CANNIE50 2/24/2014 7:40PM

    Poor Stitchy emoticon I hope all the rest really helps. I hope your tests go well. I am glad you are busy at work but I also hope you are getting some help with the increased workload - there is only so much Mama to go around! Wedding stress is a crazy thing - what should be fun and joyous turns stressful and expensive and complicated. Remind your dear bride-to-be - this is all voluntary. That is what I tell myself when I start stressing about something like a big project or a trip. Be well, doll.

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TWESTEN1 2/24/2014 5:10PM

    It made me tired just reading about your life! You are busy, busy - but it sounds like you're in a great place. My weight has stayed the same for a few weeks too. But, it's better than gaining, so we're doing okay!!!

Have a wonderful time with your friends on your vacation :)

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AAAACK 2/24/2014 4:04PM

    Enjoy your trip, and "stick a stick in it" which is my term for the weight-loss break where you don't gain! It's like putting a pin in your progress so you can come back to it when things settle a bit. I'm learning to do that myself right now. It's why I've been stuck at the 5-6 lb mark for the Winter. If I can just stay there...

Have a fun time!

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DAISY443 2/24/2014 3:47PM

    Miss you when you're not around but totally understand! Enjoy your trip! Hugs!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 2/24/2014 3:34PM

    it sounds like all things considered you are doing more than okay! loved reading the update and sending hugs and well wishes your way for your biopsy results! emoticon emoticon

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sunday check in 2-2-14

Sunday, February 02, 2014

hello my people! How was this week for you? Any GOOD news? Tell me one goal for this month?

My goal is to get below 260 and if all works well, below 255.

I had some physical issues this weekend but will call Dr. Monday and see how to deal with that. I also have my mammogram scheduled...Do you or did you recently do that for yourself? You guys? Are you taking care of yourself too?

I am one day at a time right now. Things are a bit unsettled but nothing unmanageable so I count this as a win.


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BIGMAMAT 2/9/2014 10:41PM

    My goal is to get into a routine and keep my head in the game. I am working full time now. and Not liking it by the way. So just want to remember to breathe and enjoy the little things. Bought some crockpot liners today. That was a step to make my life easier. lol. love you bunches. T

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TWESTEN1 2/4/2014 12:54PM

    My Feb goal is to get my hernia repaired! Then I can get back to really working out hard. I want this weight to keep on dropping!!!

Have a fabulous week & thanks for checking in with us :)

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DAISY443 2/3/2014 7:05AM

    February, Exercise, eat well, same old, same old! Had my mammogram in November. Take care of yourself!

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MT-MOONCHASER 2/3/2014 1:21AM

    My goal for February is to continue my exercise and water streaks.

Exercise streak of at least 10 minutes of cardio is at 397 tonight. I almost forgot about doing it tonight -- you'd think that after 13 months it would be automatic...

Water streak is over 13 months.


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COLUMBINE2 2/2/2014 11:39PM

    I have identified the culprit for my yearly weight gain at this time of year. And I know what has to be done.

Now I must make a daily commitment to do it...just for that day. And then I'll deal with the same challenge the next day. Tomorrow, I will just knock down the challenge for tomorrow. No worrying about how I'll manage on Tuesday. Monday is all I"m going to tackle.

Have a great week! I know you'll reach your goal....a few ounces at a time which will become pounds! And you'll be feelin' sooooo good .....who cares about what the scale says? You'll be up to your ears in NSV! emoticon

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Sunday check in 1-26-14

Sunday, January 26, 2014

So? How was your week? What do you have to look forward to this week? What are you gonna do for YOU?

For my mental health, Franks and I are gonna go play with our friends for a few days down near Mesquite Nevada. It should be a good stress reliever!

On the bad side, my dear sweet Stitchy dog, tore a ligament in her knee. She will be OK with a few weeks of rest and meds, we hope. So she will stay home with my daughter and rest while we are gone. I will be back on Friday, late, then a memorial for an old friend then super bowl Sunday which I'm hoping will not include a party but parties happen at my house. Its the life of a rock star!

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JITZUROE 1/29/2014 11:07AM

    You sound like you are in high spirits. I love that!

I hope your trip was funnnnnnn!!

And I am sending gentle hugs to your puppy. Po po Stitchy!

Keep up the great work beautiful!

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CANNIE50 1/28/2014 11:44PM

    Sorry about your Stitchy. I hope he feels better very soon. I would tell you to have fun on your trip but that would be like reminding you to breathe - you are a natural at "fun-having". I am getting tons of steps (over 85,000 last week!) and food is somewhat good (and sometimes ridiculous). I have been finding some times of peace and quiet, amidst the busyness. The puppy, and Buster, and Payton, are all very sweet and adorable - it helps me to be surrounded by them (even though they are a lot of work!)

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DAISY443 1/27/2014 10:30AM

    emoticon to Stitchy from Daisy dog! She hurt her shoulder a while back, so can understand how he feels! Maybe he can watch the Puppy Bowl on Sunday!
Enjoy your trip!

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HGSGUY 1/27/2014 9:08AM

    Sorry to hear about Stitch, at least he can kick back and watch the big game! Hope you have a fun trip, this come back tour is on the road already?

Safe travels!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 1/27/2014 7:00AM

    You busy lady! Sounds like a very enjoyable week ahead! Poor pooch, I'm sending get well prayers his way!!! I'm looking forward to a Dr's appointment tomorrow and the gym this week!!!

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AAAACK 1/27/2014 4:21AM

    I like the statement "parties happen at my house." What a great life!
Your mood sounds good, your plans sound good. Sounds like you're having a solid January!

My week - well, let's not dwell much on last week. What was good: I ate decently, not stellar, but not shameful. I moved more than I would have if I hadn't been trying (yeah, I do realize this isn't saying much, but this week has been fairly awful with family stuff). I got some things done that would have just sat if I hadn't been pushing to get organized, and accomplish stuff. Oh wait, I had a great wardrobe-changing shopping trip. That was the one GREAT thing this week, can't believe I almost let it get buried by all the other drek.

So that's my Sunday check-in. Ooh, wait, and I didn't GAIN during this challenging week. Yippie.

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COLUMBINE2 1/27/2014 1:34AM

    Oooh, so sorry about Stitchy. Hope the healing is quick. Have a great trip and throw the "stress" out the car window! We'll keep the tour bus runnin' & ready for you to take the helm!

Food is fuel, not entertainment. Friends are the entertainment! emoticon

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life on the road is tough

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A few weeks into my comeback tour and I have of had a hard week. Lesson 1: Failure to plan means setup to fail.

One of the things that has worked well for me is to plan my meals. That went out the window when my 28 year old daughter moved back in for a few weeks. She brings my granddog bulldog, Cortez and her boyfriend whom I like but it is extra chaos. She has happily wanted to cook for us and in that, I am not in control which leads to extra calories. Plus, she got my baking gene so cookies have snuck back in via my offspring.

So, OK I didn't have a stellar week but I did do things that counter balanced it like eating a good breakfast.

So this week...PLAN! no WINGING it! And when life throws curves, make the best of it. Eat less of things that are not smart, drink the water, walk when I can.

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TWESTEN1 1/25/2014 10:36PM

    Sounds like a perfect plan to me! emoticon

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DAISY443 1/25/2014 6:17PM

    Enjoy the daughter visit. You can catch up on the planning now!

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JBARSTOW 1/25/2014 1:03PM

    Hang on in there, MamaD. You're one of the biggest inspirations I've seen on Spark, and I KNOW you can do it!

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