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Day 9 ~ Lost 2 lbs this Week!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

I lost two pounds this week. :)

My long work week without a day off is getting longer as I agreed to work more overtime this weekend. I don't get offered the overtime money very often so when I do, I will take it.

I haven't done any exercise this week, but I'm exhausted from working so much so just trying to make smart food choices instead.

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 10/15/2014 1:51PM

    Great job! :)

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DRPEPPIE121 10/9/2014 3:23PM

    YAY YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep it up girl!!! One pound at a time!

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NYARAMULA 10/9/2014 1:33PM


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Day 4 ~ Random Thoughts & Pictures

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Today is Day 4 of tracking food. I still need to work on cutting calories, but tracking food is a start.

I've been good about exercise since October started. :)

Other random thoughts:

I am in the middle of a 19 work day stretch without a day off (working some overtime). So every other day I'm bringing gym clothes to work as we have a cardio room (especially if I can't make it to Zumba). It seems better than making another trip to the gym when I'm already tired from working so many days in a row.

Our vacation cruise trip in September was wonderful. Here are some pictures.

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 10/15/2014 1:53PM

    Love the pictures! I especially liked the last picture because you had such a huge smile. :)

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DRPEPPIE121 10/6/2014 10:17AM

    First of all: love the pics!!! You're lucky you got a monkey on your shoulder! They're so cute :-)

Keep at it girl!!! You'll see results by the end of the year if you keep fighting to win!!! Just do your very best! It's all we can do! :-) Proud of you!

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BUBBALOOGA123 10/4/2014 4:12PM

    Tracking food has been THE best way for me to lose weight! I really like your pics - you look great!

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Summary of Spark Journey

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Sparkfriends (if any of you are still out there), I'm back. Now I know what you are she really back?

Mini summary:

March 2013 - Went to Universal Studios; had to sit in fat seat on roller coaster; got mad and joined gym.

March - July 2013. Committed to 17 weeks of Zumba.

July - November 2013. Committed to 17 weeks of healthy lifestyle (diet/exercise). Lost ~25 lbs total since March 2013.

November 2013 - March 2014. Stopped counting calories. Continued attending Zumba (for the most part). Maintained weight within 5 lbs of lowest weight. I would come back to Spark every so often, say "I'm back!" and then not follow through.

April 2014. Still not counting calories. Stopped attending Zumba. Still maintained weight. (I stopped going to Zumba for a variety of legitimate reasons vs. just being lazy; out of town, working 16 hour shifts at work, and strep throat).

May-September 2014 - Periodically pop back up on Spark. Still stopped going to Zumba (more legitimate reasons, injuries to knee, wrist, back, sickness, work, and vacation) Gained back another 5 lbs. ~10 lbs higher than my lowest weight.

October 2014 - Hitting the reset button and recommitting to tracking food and Zumba.

25 lbs lighter than my highest weight ever.

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CALLMESALLYG 10/2/2014 8:03PM

    I've had to hit reset multiple times myself! Glad you're back!! :)

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DRPEPPIE121 10/2/2014 1:15PM

    Glad to see you back! It's a JOURNEY! We don't expect perfection out of you...not in the least! You shouldn't expect it of yourself either!

I can't tell you how often I've been where you're at! Just gotta keep fighting! And sometimes it's easier to do it SUPER DUPER SLOW like me... because I feel like when you do it the way I am doing it... although you don't see results as quickly or as often... the results stick longer because I'm slowly changing things.

Just make your baby steps and I think committing to tracking and zumba are great ones! We're here for you!

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JAROL7 10/2/2014 11:08AM

    Work your plan. Soon you will look back and say, "That wasn't so hard." I'm on Day #419 of my journey.

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DDARNZEN 10/2/2014 11:05AM

    Glad to see you're back!

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JAB2010 10/2/2014 11:02AM

    Welcome back! You are here now that's what matters!

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MONTREALESTMOI 10/2/2014 11:00AM

    Consistency is key. You have the foundation and you know what to do. You can get it done!

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Days 130-134 ~ Thanksgiving Photo Before & After

Monday, December 02, 2013

Photo Disclaimer: According to facebook this year especially people have had strong negative opinions about stores being open on Thanksgiving, our photo is from shopping on Thanksgiving. However, my husband has to work a 12+ hour shift on black friday so if we want to have that time together to shop we have to go on Thanksgiving.

Here is a Before (2011) & After (2013) Thanksgiving photo (Edit: I fixed the photo order).

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NAMAARIA 12/2/2013 10:25PM

    Congratulations on your success!! You look great!

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DEEEBEE 12/2/2013 10:09PM

    That's so good! A picture says more than a thousand words true! Sometimes with work schedules being what they are, family time has to be spent shopping in stores. You've done very well! You have a right to be proud of what you've accomplished.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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STARTINGOVER37 12/2/2013 12:55PM

    You look great and happy, congratulations on your loss.

I went shopping with my boyfriend Thanksgiving night as well, but there were some deals we couldn't pass up. Instead of spending close to 300 for one person at Christmas, we only spent 150.

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WALLAHALLA 12/2/2013 12:16PM

    Had me worried for a minute with the switched order. You both look great, and very happy!

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Days 124-126 ~ Met My 2nd Goal!!!!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I met my second weight goal of 183 lbs (by 12/17/13) today!!!!

Weight is now 182.5 lbs down a total of 25.5 lbs since March. (about 35.5 lbs from my highest ever weight).

I didn't quite believe the scale, but I was extra careful with calories this week since I didn't exercise for a couple days to rest my hamstring/glute/hip (whatever was hurting seems to be feeling much better). So after stepping on the scale at least 5 times throughout the first hour this morning and the number stayed the same, I finally believed that I met my second goal!

I'm so proud of myself!

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NPDSLEUTH 11/25/2013 9:16AM

    That is fantastic! Congratulations!!!!!

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DEEEBEE 11/24/2013 11:46PM

    You've got a right to be proud! Congratulations!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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COOP9002 11/24/2013 3:25PM

    Awesome job!!!

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DAWNMC7 11/24/2013 2:48PM

  Congrats! You're an inspiration to the rest of us. Keep up the great work!

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ARNETTELEE 11/24/2013 1:58PM

  Congratulations! Great job on attaining your 2nd goal!

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