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Page 61 I am changing

Monday, September 29, 2014

6 weeks ago I started a new plan that my work offered. I cannot believe the changes that I have already adopted.

I no longer crave chocolate, cake, pie, etc. In fact it is really easy to turn it down

The thought of a fast food burger upsets my stomach.

I MUST exercise at least once a day or I feel guilty and like I have let myself down.

I sleep like a log!

I lost 3.5 lbs this week and am now officially down 40 lbs. I can truly see me shedding the rest of this. I feel GREAT!!!! I just cannot describe it.

My one craving: I still really want some pizza really, really bad.

I really miss keeping in touch with all of my Spark friends. I know one of these days I will catch up.

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NHES220 9/30/2014 12:29AM

    Woo Hoo! Way to go. Your friends are here and excited to hear this news! Keep us posted on your great success! So happy for you! I think we need a picture!

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 9/29/2014 11:13PM

    Well done - it sounds like you've found the 'magic' combination! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STAY39 9/29/2014 10:31PM

    We will be here! I am so happy to hear of your success! I am so proud of you and inspired by you. I want to no longer crave sweets. Please share what you have learned, tactics, strategies, etc.... I need all the help I can get!

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MSHEL7 9/29/2014 9:01PM

    Wow, all of my friends checking in on the same day. I'm so happy for you, 40 pounds is a huge plus in your life, way to go!! Thanks for letting us know it can be done, now come back here and share how you did it, puhlease.......Yes, that is my attempt at begging. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Page 60 My new plan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

OK, so to let all know what I have been up to...

My work is really focused on health, after all it is a hospital. Anyway some anonymous donor made it possible for 200 employees to enroll in the HMR Healthy Solutions plan for free! We also got a free membership to the Wellness Center with a twice weekly session with a personal trainer. I started last Tuesday and am down 7.25 lbs!

I was 208.25 now I am 201! (I will change my weight ticker to correspond with the center's scale so that I don't confuse my self) My scale was off by a lot, but then again I am wearing nothing on my scale at home!

I am not abandoning Spark people because I want to keep in touch with everyone and share my successes as well. I will not be doing any challenges, tracking food, or fitness since I am doing it with this other program.

Please keep me in your prayers as I begin this new and exciting journey.

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STAY39 8/27/2014 11:00PM

    Awesome! What a great opportunity!! I know you will make the best of it! emoticon emoticon

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MSHEL7 8/27/2014 1:12PM

    I'm so glad you have this opportunity. Keep us posted on how things are going for you though, we all do miss you.

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ICEDEMETER 8/27/2014 12:45PM

    I hope that the new program brings you the joy and success that you deserve! I've been missing you around here, so will look forward to the updates!

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NHES220 8/27/2014 11:36AM

    Congrats! Sounds like a great program. I wish you much success. Keep us posted!

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Page 59 What I have learned on my Summer Vacation

Thursday, August 07, 2014

I became very afraid earlier this week when I stepped on the scale and was at 199.5!
I know how proud I was when I got into onederland and I do not want to leave.

So what have I learned...

A vacation is supposed to be good for me, if junk goes in it is not good for me.
I cannot eat whatever I want for 2 solid months and expect not to gain weight.
Planned exercise is a necessity for my well being.
Drinking my calories is not worth it in the long run.
I must have the support of my Spark friends to continue the journey.
It is much easier to fall off the train than to get back on the track.

No, I was not off of work all of this time on a vacation, but I did unfortunately take a Spark vacation. I had lots of excuses why only one more day which turned into one more week and then almost one more month. If something does come up where I am tempted and fall off again, it is just one meal not a reason to start another vacation.

Learning from my mistakes is just another part of the journey.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

STAY39 8/9/2014 10:46AM

    I am right with you! The lack of routine in the summer has definitely tossed me off the train too. Looking forward to getting back on though. Are we in this together? Let's do it! emoticon emoticon

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MSHEL7 8/7/2014 11:29PM

    You know, they say we keep learning new things until we die. I know that here on this journey I learn new things daily. These are great lessons here. I especially love where you say, it is just one meal not a reason to start another vacation. That is a very good one for me, as I tend to take a break every time I have a meal that is out of my cal range for the day. Yep, not good-the break I mean. Thanks for this insight.

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BLESSED2BEME 8/7/2014 6:52PM

    Amen - learning from our mistakes is just part of the journey. Some of us take longer to learn than others though - I've been taking a long, long time.

Your blog is so true! Welcome back. Lets kick that scale back in gear together. I swore I'd never let myself get to 200 again and I hit 204 before I woke back up.

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MRSP90X 8/7/2014 6:42PM

    So true!! It is only ONE meal. And taking only ONE meal here and there is no big deal! It's the SPARKPEOPLE vacation that is the problem. Come check out my team Eat Clean to help you re-commit to staying IN ONEderland!!!

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Back home again in Indiana

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

OK, so I never really left Indiana.

I have been on a little break from Sparking and my new lifestyle. I have gained almost 10 lbs in the last 6 weeks. I am hoping most of it is water and will come off quickly, but we all know how that story goes.

I volunteer as the camp nurse for a Cub Scout camp in Charlestown, IN. Besides my grandsons it is my reason for living. I enjoy my time there so much. I take trips there throughout the year, but the 5 weeks that I live there in the summer fulfill me. It is close enough to home that my family comes and visits, and that I can actually return to my real job for 3 days those final two weeks.

The downside is that I eat basically junk the whole time, get virtually no exercise and feel my clothes get tighter. I had to give up wearing my fitbit, because it picked up the movement of the golf cart I drive around and was giving me way too much credit.

I have decided to start all over, with the basics and get back in the swing of things. I feel horrible. I ache all over. My joints feel like the tin man's and really could use some oil. I have missed my friends here and I feel like I will never get caught up with all of you.

Please check out the facebook page TMR WRC where I have posted hundreds of pictures.

Now back to catching up with you

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ICEDEMETER 7/24/2014 11:16AM


You have been missed!

It sounds like such a great reason to be away, though, that I'm a bit envious...

I'm betting that you'll be back to "normal" in no time, and that those aches and pains will disappear before you know it.

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STAY39 7/24/2014 9:33AM

    I am so glad to see you back! Sounds like a fun place to spend your summer. I can see how easy it would be to get off track. But you are home now and I am sure it will be just as easy for you to get back on track! No worries- you've got this! emoticon

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MOMINE 7/23/2014 11:22PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon We sure have missed you! But what a worthwhile cause! I am so glad you get to do something so wonderful for kids as well as for you!

I TOTALLY, COMPLETELY, 110%, THOROUGHLY, Believe with ALL my emoticon that you have so GOT this!! You WILL get back on track, you WILL get those 10 pounds off quickly, and you WILL stick with it !!!! Besides, there is no other alternative. Else wise, I just may have to nag you into shape! Hahahahahahaha

How about I withhold your Welcome Home Gift for a bit? If you. . . . .. . . . . WHEN you get those first ten pounds off and it has not taken more than 3 weeks, I will send you a luxury goodie. Deal?

Okay, toots! Ready. . . Set . . . GO!!! Tomorrow is Day 1

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MSHEL7 7/23/2014 10:49PM

    I'm so glad you are back. You're Cub Scout work is great, I'm so glad that you enjoy it so much. I wouldn't worry about the 10 pounds too much, they'll come off once you get back to your normal eats and exercise.

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DESIGNSBYM 7/23/2014 9:24PM

    It won't take you long to get back on track and see results.

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Page 57 Together, Stronger, Bolder

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A few years ago I attended a nursing conference in Chicago. The theme was Together, Stronger, Bolder. It was explained that nothing we do is done by ourselves. The speaker was of course talking about our nursing profession.

It is that way in other aspects of our lives as well. If you reflect on the journeys in your lives, can you think of one thing that you do all by yourself? Someone has had a part in everything that we do. Yes, you prepared your meals today, but someone taught you how to do it. Someone grew the food, someone else shipped it to the store, and someone else is making sure that the water you drink is clean. If you can think of something that you have done without any help from anyone, please let me know, because I cannot think of one thing.

It is definitely that way with us here. Together we are stronger and bolder than we are by ourselves. I have been blessed with a great group of friends here on Sparkpeople, but I also realize that it is so much more than just my little group of people that I interact with here. This is a huge community and we help each other in many ways such as posting recipes, sharing nutritional information, asking questions, and motivating each other.

I have come far and have far to go, but I know I can do it with all of you. I only hope that I have helped at least one person along the way.
Thank you.

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MOMINE 4/14/2014 10:42AM

    I am sorry I missed this blog! I absolutely agree with everything not only you said, but also all the responses have shared. You have certainly helped more than one person! And when you figure that each person you have helped has helped someone else, who has helped someone else who has help..... well let's just say that figured exponentially, the number of people you have positively affected is enormous!

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STAY39 4/12/2014 10:37PM

    Awesome blog!! Love this! emoticon emoticon

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emoticon You are absolutely right "together we are stronger and bolder than we are by ourselves!" I've been a member of Spark for a while but I just started interacting with others on the site this year with the 5% challenge. With trying to be more involved and active on the site it keeps me more motivated than just trying to do things on my own.
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ICEDEMETER 4/9/2014 10:42AM

    I can only echo what MSHEL7 said - you and your lovely family are always a spot of brightness in the day.


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BLESSED2BEME 4/9/2014 10:34AM

    I keep meaning to tell you that I love the titles of your blogs - the way you have named them a page # in your 'book' or 'journal'. So cool!

Yes, that is exactly what this site is. I'm so grateful for my little group of friends that inspire, motivate and support me in so many ways.

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    Yay! emoticon emoticon

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MCFITZ2 4/8/2014 11:36PM

    When I work out I always try to have a happy look. And I am. I hope that inspires others to enjoy what they are doing.
I really enjoyed reading your blog and truly we are like threads in a tapestry. Creating a beautiful life pattern. emoticon

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MSHEL7 4/8/2014 11:29PM

    Well, you have for sure helped me. I appreciate you so much. This is a great blog, we can't do it alone, we don't do it alone. I'm so thankful for all my friends and support here. Thanks for writing this. emoticon You're an angel.

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