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3/2/13 12:11 P

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emoticon We have opened a new Chat thread for March - - - see you there!

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�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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3/2/13 12:10 P

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ACLOUDCONNECTED - I agree, this is our year!

Awesome job on your weight loss. Even if it is some beginners water loss, it still has to be lost! Sounds like your SO is enjoying supporting you, by participating with you. I agree about the re-education. I laugh along with you because my DH does the same type of thing when he cooks.

Enjoy a hike! I hope the weather for you is as great as it is here.

~Andi~

�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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3/2/13 2:31 A

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Thought I would check in as well as it has been a few days. I am proud to announce a 5lb weight loss last week!! I am sure it was all water weight. My system has been shocked by the swift diet change and sudden major exercise. Still feeling strong and motivated. (I think I might be a runner... who knew??)

Most of last week I was vigilant about meals and noting my calorie intake, and I prepared at least 5 meals from the SparkRecipes site. Tonight was the boyfriends turn to cook a healthy meal and he decided on fried pork chops, roast potatoes and canned spinach slathered in (I'll give him the heart healthy) margarine... *Sigh!* Me'thinks some reeducation is in order! haha

He has high blood pressure, so while it's not an issue for me, I am also trying to keep our sodium intake to a minimum and he is enjoying the benefits of my heart healthy, low calorie meals, and on weekends we're getting out and hiking together, or taking a few laps at a local school track. Secretly he's on this thing with me, whether he knows it or not! hahah

So good to pop back here and see how well everyone is still doing.2013 is going to be our year 2010'ers! 3rd year's the charm right? lol

Have a great week y'all!

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3/1/13 10:21 A

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I am working on stock for my Etsy store, homeschooling the small person and I upped my walking program a bit by adding a morning walk to my evening walk.

How is everyone else?

~Andi~

�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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2/26/13 12:44 P

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Homeschool with the DS today. 15 bean soup with cornbread for dinner. Planning my daily walk. I am down 1.6 lbs in the last week and feeling good about my choices and my goals.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

~Andi~

�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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2/23/13 1:56 P

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I have had to spend some time remembering why I got really motivated the first time around. I was doing great for a while, when my schedule was regimented. Now the schedule shifts often, so I had to think of ways that I can keep on track WITH a shifting schedule.

the one constant in my day is that my DH oversees my DS's shower, nightime story and bedtime tuck-in. So I have been taking an evening walk while they do that. I am not working right now so cooking a healthy meal each day is COMPLETELY within my control. I am currently focusing on those things I can do consistently despite my schedule. It seems to be working for me.

I love the motivational quotes on SP. Some of the Motivation articles are really great too.

~Andi~

�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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2/23/13 12:50 P

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I've been an absolute lazy slug this past week, and have no good news to post about losing - but could write books on what I've gained - yes, in pounds but also in contentment and joy. But too many weeks of contentment will not be good, so soon I'll get back on track - I really want to be in great shape come spring and summer. Anyone have any ideas you can share about how to get back on track?? I could use some help, here!!

Do it, NOW!


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2/23/13 12:10 P

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I weighed in yesterday and ------ I lost a pound. Not much but it's moving in the right direction!

~Andi~

�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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2/23/13 11:43 A

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Hi, teammates! I'm still around, too, struggling through. I've actually been doing pretty well lately, and I've lost a few pounds. I just got the team sparkmail, and I'm glad to see some people posting here.

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"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."

"Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out." - R. Collier

"Just do it" - Nike


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2/21/13 5:18 P

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Okay - I have made a decision.

So as of today. I will post a daily trivia question. I hope someone besides me reads it, answers it, enjoys it to some small degree.

Edited by: BESTMEPOSSIBLE at: 2/23/2013 (12:09)
~Andi~

�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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2/21/13 12:29 P

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Feeling a bit better today. I am looking forward to being productive indoors today and outdoors tomorrow.

Have a great Thursday!!

~Andi~

�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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2/20/13 10:56 P

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idn't feel so well today. It was cold and rainy here, which I usually enjoy because that doesn't happen much in Arizona. But instead i had an all day headache and mild nausea.... yuk. It seems to be getting better now, but it ruined my day.

~Andi~

�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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2/13/13 12:07 P

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I am with you LilyBelle! Yesterday was a horrible day in my house. I am ready for a change and I am going to make it myself!! Today's Mantra: I am in control of my attitude and I decide the quality of my day!!

As for Chia's - I am just now beginning to read up about them.

Chipee - hope your hip pain goes away. I have hip, knee and right now tennis elbow pain. So hard to get motivated to move when it hurts - but check the exercise video bank. I always find something I can do there!

~Andi~

�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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2/13/13 11:49 A

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Chippee -(and others), Starting over is good, at least it is much better than sitting around moping which i am in danger of doing today. Let's both (all?) defy the odds, and make it a good or even GREAT day!!

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2/13/13 5:17 A

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Starting over yet again today. My hip hurts so much I wonder if it cracked. If this isn't motivation, I don't know what is. So, I'll go to work, try to move around some, take IB, and if it feels better later, I WILL exercise some. This weight has to come off. I need to be healthy.
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2/12/13 8:06 P

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As promised, I followed Scarlett O'Hara's mantra and yesterday thought about doing better today. So far, I've surprised even myself and in fact, the scale even moved a couple of centimeters this a.m.!!

Anybody here know anything about Chia seeds??

Do it, NOW!


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2/12/13 1:21 P

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LilyBell - send you good wishes. emoticon emoticon emoticon

JeodyEllen57 - You did it once, You CAN do it again! A healthy desert, even a side dish. Bring some of your own veggies to angrily crunch on if the landmines get to you!

My DH and I won't be together this weekend. He has three papers to finish and submit for his Phd program, so even if I were here. I would be giving him space to get is stuff done. We usually just go out for a nice dinner and maybe a movie for the day. pre marriage and child, our first fancy date was on Valentine's and we had a flat tire on the way home. lol

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2/11/13 9:55 P

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I need to stay focused for Valentine's Day. Dinner with the family...emotional landmines! I'm going to try to remember to breathe. Stay away from the dip and take a sugarfree dessert. What's everyone else doing?


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2/11/13 8:09 P

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Today I can honestly say I've done nothing to help my cause! I've got to be my own worst enemy, but if that is true, then - because I know myself better than anyone else ever can, I can surely outsmart myself and do better - right?

well, they say "it ain't over until the Fat Lady Sings" and I don't hear any signing yet - so as Scarlet O'Hara is famous for saying, "I'll think about it tomorrow" - In fact, I'll go one better than Scarlet and do more than think about it - I'll commit to following my plan tomorrow - for sure!

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2/11/13 11:58 A

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emoticon JODYELLEN57 - emoticon That is TERRIFIC! What a triumph for you.

Looking at a rainy and cold day while we homeschool today. We have an appointment later - hope the rain isn't too bad.

Worked in my craft room over the weekend. It always helps to rejuvenate me and inspire.

Keep it in perspective today - Monday is only the first day of the week. Don't let it derail you!


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�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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Thanks everyone! I did not get derailed...I think this is the first weekend ever! I hope everyone has a great week and a wonderful Valentine's Day. emoticon

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2/9/13 1:07 P

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JODYELLEN57 good luck with your healthy-with-guests weekend! Let us know if you need a pep talk.

SONYALATRECE we dont REALLY have the income for me to stay home, but right now this is what I need to do for our son. He was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder. He looks a lot like an ADHD kid, but with behavioral issues that make it wiser to have him at home right now than at school. With OT, meds, and therapy he can develop out of some it and be taught how to handle the rest. I am trying to find a way to make up for not working, I am an RN so I am checking a Pool position and launching an Etsy shop in the near future.

LILYBELLE8 good to hear from you! I was wondering how you were doing. Sorry to hear your bloodwork wasnt great. Sugar addiction is a tough one to get control of. I kicked a daily soda habit over 3 years ago now. It took a while to get over the compulsion of wanting one, but I can even have it in the house for guests now without ANY temptation. Not to get too personal but is diabetes the issue? If so, the suggestions I might make would be different.

My family is heading out the Chocolate Affair today. A Valentine celebration in a historic area of town. I enjoy the day calorie free since I hate chocolate. The good news, it will let me log a lot of steps today!


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�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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2/8/13 12:48 P

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I have weekend visitors. I am really doing everything I can not to get derailed. I'm having a great week with the right foods and workouts. Wish me luck!

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2/8/13 11:56 A

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I'm here, too. Yesterday I tried to do a head-count of our team mates who 'appear' to be still interested in this team...and identified 61 names. How many others might be lurking in the shadows is still a mystery! Would be fun, and helpful, to hear from ALL 61 of us on the same day!!!

Recent blood work results were not so good, so it is more important now that I get my house in order, and really get serious about taking care of myself! It has been a huge revelation to me to realize how often during the day that I want to pop something sweet into my mouth. I honestly had been deceiving myself into the false notion that it wasn't that bad. How easily we can fool ourselves about what matters and what doesn't ! My challenge now is to be honest w/myself AND actually do something about it.

Anybody have any ideas on how to do this.

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2/8/13 12:40 A

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Wish I had enough income to home school my child.

Since I choose to EAT right and DRINK right, I suppose you could say I LIVE right!

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2/7/13 4:27 P

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Awesome job! I have to say my time is still pretty eaten up with my son's schooling and therapy right now. But the good news for me is that I learned enough since joining SP and changed some long-time unhealthy habits so that I haven't GAINED any weight back while dealing with being at home working with my son.

I hope to see you often here on the boards! Maybe we can exchange healthy cooking ideas. Have a great day!

~Andi~

�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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I'll join you BestMePossible!

I too have made a decision to stay home; the first time in over 35 years. I love that I can finally cook meals during the day, have a home routine and do all the crafty stuff I have been putting off for years.

I was going to go back to school to learn medical coding, but I think I would rather cut my spending than increase my time away from home. DH likes this decision, too. It also cuts down on my excuses for skipping workouts.

So far this year I've lost 5 lbs. and I hope to keep it up!

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2/7/13 11:20 A

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Okay - I seem to be the only one here right now, so I am going to create my own daily chat log.

My days are mostly filled with homeschooling the little guy right now. But I am starting to juggle better so I can insert some exercise into his physical breaks between assignements. That is a plus!

i am handling the stress of his condition a bit better than before, but I am sure regular exercise will help a lot more. I need to get the DH involved. He has so much on his plate with his Phd program and keeping us afloat financially that he needs some exercise as well.

The best result of all this time home - - I am cooking healthy dinners each night!

~Andi~

�Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real�. It is possible�. It�s yours. �
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