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Sunday, April 13, 2014

I am thrilled to report that my mother has joined spark people. She was diagnosed with diabetes (not thrilled about that part) but I am happy that it is helping here make some healthy changes to here lifestyle. I am now more motivated to push forward to help her. Most of my family is over weight some extremely so. My aunt KarlaKay917 has already lost 50 + pounds, my uncle has dropped 25 and several others have been on the track to healthier lifestyles as well. Now my mom is on the right track. At this rate we will all be looking and feeling awesome by the holidays. emoticon

Happy day to all!! Hope you are finding your own new motivation everyday. emoticon emoticon

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LESLEE33 4/13/2014 2:00PM

    emoticon It's nice that she joined, now you guys can be each other's biggest cheer leaders.

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FRANCIDB 4/13/2014 11:08AM

  Congratulations! Convincing your mom to join was a big achievement! My mom was diagnosed diabetic about a year ago and she still doesn't seem to understand what it means and is cooking/baking even more!

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STEVEN_D 4/13/2014 11:08AM

    I am glad your Mom decided to make some changes. Type II has definitely been a core motivator for me to lose weight. And Happy Day to YOU! Thanks for your post!

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Sunday, February 09, 2014

Yes, in the middle of the worst cold spell my patch of Oklahoma has had in years .....my heater died. The day of the passing was a bitter High of 19 degrees. The night was around 9 degrees and felt well below 0 degrees. Sooo for the last week we have been having to sleep in the living room near the electric heater because if we plug in any more heaters they flip the breaker. NOt only did the heater die, it can not be fixed, it is old so there are no replacement parts. So it has to be replaced. A whole new heating and air unit. It had to be ordered so hopefully by Tues. we will once again be toasty warm in every room of the house. We are supposed to be getting more sleet, snow and ice on monday and tuesday so I hope the weather man is wrong or the heating man is tough. emoticon BBRRRRRR!! Thank God for good landlords that are trying very hard to get the heat pumping again.

In other news I have discovered that not having heat has kept my busy and I have had less time to "snack" and have actually lost a little. YAH emoticon I also found that getting out of the house even if it isn't exercise helps curb the appetite. Who knew!! I went and helped administer the ACT test yesterday at our local High school it made me 1. thankful that most of the time I get to stay home with my lovely kiddos and 2. appreciative of the fact that my hubby goes to work everyday to make it possible for me to stay home. and 3. aware that I can do something other than laundry and cooking lol
Happy day to all, hope you are keeping warm and succeeding in your goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KITRONA 2/9/2014 5:37PM

    I read an article recently that said that staying a little chilly is a trigger for the body to burn "brown fat", which isn't burned any other way. I guess you're proving that to be true! Although I must say that's a pretty extreme way to prove it. :P (Totally kidding.)

What terrible timing, though! I hope you get your heat back very soon!

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The YUCK!!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

This week has been unpleasant. I started feeling bad monday and progressively felt worse every day to follow. Coughing and coughing and coughing........till my stomach, back head and chest feel much like I have been hit by a truck.....and dragged awhile. I am beginning to feel a little better and now both of my kids are starting.........The YUCK!!! I am sure we will all survive this round of YUCK but it has really put my healthy plans as well as any exercise on hold. Anything that is the slightest bit active sends be into another fit of coughing and I have been mostly living on cough drops. emoticon If I never see another cough drop, it will be to soon. emoticon
On a more positive note.......the kids are taking all of this in stride and so I am sure they will be okay. I have not given up just had to slow down.
Happy day to all. I hope you are avoiding the YUCK and making progress in you effort to reach the goal of happiness and healthiness. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NH_MOM 1/18/2014 3:37PM

    I'd take that over the stomach bug which has hit our house 3 times since November. Feel better soon!

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SUSANNA37 1/18/2014 2:19PM

    Coughs hang on a long time. I managed to avoid it, but my husband's been dealing with one for over a month! Wishing you and yours a speedy get-well!

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AKATHLEEN54 1/18/2014 10:48AM

    Now that's a bummer!! Hope you are all up and feeling better real soon! emoticon

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Yahhhhhh!! weigh in day!!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

5 pounds and 2 inches!!!!! Good progress for the first week!!!! emoticon emoticon
Happy day to all, hope you are all reaching your goals and making progress!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AKATHLEEN54 1/13/2014 8:40AM

    Congratulations!! You are off to a great start for the new year!!

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Nonscale victory....?

Friday, January 10, 2014

I am by my own admission a scale-a-holic. I have been known to step on the scale as many as 10 or 12 times a day. First thing in the morning.........after breakfast.......before and after lunch........before and after supper.......right before bed and before and after any an all workouts. Pretty extreme and not terribly good for the self image. A person can weigh as much as 5 pounds heavier /lighter through out the day. ANNNNNYWAY!!! I have walked away from the scale......for a 5 days now. I am breaking out in a cold sweat even thinking about it! emoticon I am trying to make it till sunday before I weigh or measure. That will be 1 week without getting on the scale. A huge accomplishment for me. I feel like I am making progress but I honestly am trying not to think about it at all. I have said "I will only weigh once a week" before. I meant I will only count the weigh in once a week. I would then proceed to live on or near the scale. I am determined to not weigh till sunday. That will be my NONscale victory. LOL Wish me luck.
Happy day to all, hope you are all pushing yourself toward a healthy lifestyle and healthy outlook on losing the weight. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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