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If weight loss were easy no one would be overweight who didn't want to be. We all have an assortment of challenges and reasons that don't make it easy but we'll keep going until we get there.

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I'm sure that's one reason for some people. There are others, too. It's tough.

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We lack personal discipline or we not be here. Given that is like a personality trait we are not likely to change dramatically. So now we just have to come to the point where we want to lose weight and be healthy more than we want the food. I know for a fact that once i comfortably fit in the booth at Texas Roadhouse I am having me some pulled pork bbq! If I was dicipline I'd eat a near vegetarian diet for the rest of my life but I am not - I can just hope I live a longer life than I deserve before my eating kills me.

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I know what you mean, but sooner or later, I fall off the wagon. I haven't succeeded, yet, so it's time to try something new.

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I am an all or nothing person - every time I try to ease into it or only give up a little - I do not succeed. I have to eat right and exercise regularly if I want to lose weight. Bummer for me.

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I tend to do that too. Improving IS a victory.

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Thanks, Melissa! I'm trying to build instead of going all or nothing, which I normally do, which ends up being nothing.

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emoticon Cat!

All great goals for the year ahead.

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Happy weekend! emoticon

Yesterday was my birthday. I didn't have time to think about it - too pressed at work. However, I'm trying to live this next year more healthfully. And not just weight. I don't sleep enough. I'm in debt. I work insane hours for no money. I like some romance and fun. Losing weight is a big part of my life improvement, but it's only a piece. I plan to write a very different post on my next birthday. emoticon

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Happy Friday --- Keep Sparking!

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Happy June everyone! I can't believe it's here already. It's going too fast!

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NICOLY - Congrats to your son!

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That's really cool that you inspired your son to achieve so much, and his success inspires you. Keep that momentum going!

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Happy Memorial Day friends! Hope you all enjoy the festivities and thank a veteran today!

I just got back from New York City where I attended my son's graduation from college. He attended an extremely challenging program and some days, he was riding the subway back to his apartment at 3 am or even later after spending the night at college working on projects. Talk about a worried mama!

Since my son never quit despite his issues, it means that I have to persevere and finally beat the obesity demon which has plagued me my entire life. I will use him as inspiration.

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.-- Babe Ruth


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Happy Memorial Day weekend, folks! Have a safe weekend. Have a SPARK weekend. Have a grateful weekend and remember why we celebrate Memorial Day!





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I love this weather! Sunshine, temps in high 70s low 80s and did I mention sunshine!!!!

Cookout weather! My life is so food centric.

I am in a groove - eating under calories and exercising. Next I'll try to eat not just under calories but healthier.

Have a good night all.

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You are all saying it's hot and it is still really quite cool here, let's put it this way... it's been too cold for me to wear capri's... I would love it to be a bit warmer. I think our high today is like 64 degrees??? It's almost June!

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87 here. Expected to be hotter and more humid tomorrow. Ugh.

Just last week had to have the heat on now going to have to flip the AC switch.

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HOT HOT HOT here in MA ~ 87 WOW


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Wonderful sunny day in PA!!!


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Hope all of you are doing well this fine morning! Donna

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Paul, you are doing so well, it feels good to be in control doesn't it. Keep it up!

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Thanks!

Today wife and I went to Chili's and I tried (and like) lighter fare Ancho Salmon dish. Yesterday I had lighter fare Shrimp Scampi at Olive Garden (okay that not a place to go for light fare - lunch/dinner was 1000 calories) and Friday I had steak with broccoli and green beans at Applebees ( less than 400 calories). That how my wife and I spent the weekend - trying out lighter fare dishes at our favorite places.

Worked out today - darn bike for 45 minutes a Y fitness center.

Hope everyone is having more fun this afternoon than I did at the Y :)

Feels good to be under control. If I can keep this up and fit in my old clothes I just might be as happy as this lad.


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5/22/16 7:08 A

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Day 6 - success! 5 day fitness streak

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5/21/16 12:40 P

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You're doing great Paul!

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Day 5 - another good day!

I worked from home today - the weather was really nice so I stayed home so the dogs could enjoy the sunshine. Love my senior dogs.


Had lunch with wife at Applebee's. 6 oz steak, green beans and broccoli - less than 400 calories - how can that be?

Chicken and Rice soup for dinner. Low calorie day. Even if I have (and I will) a small dessert - I'll be under calories.



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5/20/16 11:04 A

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Ha ha! Love your honesty! We've all been there. Just take it one day at a time!

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.-- Babe Ruth


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Still going strong - 4 days - double the length of my last effort.

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Happy Hump Day.

I had the Delight that mimic'd the egg mcmuffin. I was filling - not as tasty as a sausage and egg mcgriddle but overall it is an option for eating on the road.

I really wanted the Delight that had the turkey sausage but I messed up ordering.


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Happy, healthy HUMP DAY ya'll! Here in Conway, Arkansas it is cloudy and a chilly 59-degrees with a stiff breeze. emoticon Last night and today it has felt like one of those cloudy, cold Fall days. emoticon Temps like this just don't happen in Arkansas this time of year....but I'm not complaining. However, the climate change does concern me. emoticon

Here's hoping that your day is pleasant, healthy, and lucky! emoticon

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Wow Paul. I could not sit next to a candy dish for very long without having at least one. I've never had a delight, are they any good?

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Day 2 going good. Got a free coffee at Dunkin Donuts and passed on donut. Got the egg mcmuffin delight at McDonalds (eating on the go obviously). Sat next to candy dish in last meeting and did not eat any. Turkey burgers for lunch and diced pear cup. Graham crackers for afternoon snack but I don't think they are going to last long - still hungry.

Want to go for walk but outside looks a bit iffy.

Hope everyone is having a great day.



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Everyone must be off trying to figure out what bathroom to use. Very quiet here.

Worked from home today. Watched 2 old movies while working Red Tails (Tuskegee Airmen) and Dawns Early Light (Cold War/Nuclear War drama).

Tracked everything and I got 20 calories left!

Day one comes to a close - debating about going for a walk.

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Go Hershey!!!
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Hi Everyone!!!
Where is the Lose To Win Challenge????
Dusty on vacation?
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5/15/16 11:12 A

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LIVINGDEAD_GIRL: did you ever make your own syrup? If so, how did that turn out for you?

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It is also very easy to google recipes for Baileys Irish Cream for those who like liqueurs.



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@Zena- Ya I've seen that in the stores and was really intrigued by it. Still debating if I should pick up a bottle or not. Before I saw it I had researched how to make my own chocolate syrup, believing it's better to make it at home than buy from the store since my version will be free of all the needless crap they put in it and I won't be going the cheapest route that most companies go with their products, like using corn syrup or beet sugar instead of real sugar or honey.

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10% Weight Loss: 294 - 11/09/14
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20% Weight loss: 261
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30% Weight Loss: 229
35% Weight Loss: 212
40% Weight Loss: 196
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45% Weight Loss: 179
Normal weight for my height: 164
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New Hershey's Chocolate syrup, with just 5 simple ingredients


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Triskaidekaphobia: from Greek tris meaning "three", kai meaning "and", deka meaning "10" and phobos meaning "fear" or "morbid fear") is fear of the number 13 and avoidance to use it. It is also a reason for the fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia; Paraskevi, {Greek for Friday) or friggatriskaidekaphobia (after Frigg, the Norse goddess after whom Friday is named in English).

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Happy Mother's Day to moms everywhere...!

MOTHER'S DAY AROUND THE WORLD --

Every year we celebrate and honor our mothers for their unconditional love and support. Celebrated on the second Sunday in May each year, Mother's Day often involves giving flowers, breakfast in bed, cards or gifts, and restaurant reservations treating mothers to a meal. Let's take a look around the world to see how MotherÔs Day is celebrated in other countries.

Australia: Mother's Day includes a tradition of giving flowers. In fact, the wearing of carnations is a big part of this day. Chrysanthemums are often a popular flower choice for moms, as mothers in Australia are called "Mum."

Brazil: Mother's Day includes special children's performances and church gatherings, and often culminates in multigenerational barbecues.

United Kingdom: England was the first country to dedicate a day for mothers as early as the 1600s. At that time, it was known as "Mothering Sunday." Mother's Day in the UK includes the tradition of making "Mothering Cake" or "Simnel Cake" for mothers, which is a rich almond cake. Today, Mothering Sunday traditions have taken the form and name of "Mother's Day" in the United States.

Mexico: Mother's Day is celebrated on the set date of May 10th each year. People often dress colorfully and the day is celebrated with a special mass coordinated by churches across Mexico. The highlight of the event is the orchestra which plays "las ma˝itas," while "tamales" and "atole," the traditional early morning meal, are distributed to all mothers.

Spain: Unlike most other countries, Spain celebrates Mother's Day on December 8th. Spaniards pay tribute not only to their mothers, but also to the Virgin Mary. Religious celebrations are seen everywhere throughout Spain on this day.

Although celebrations may vary, love and respect for mothers are a central theme for Mother's Day celebrations across the world.

Source: http://www.whsv.com/seasonal/ misc/42915822.html

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Dusty has told me she'll be starting a Lose It to Win It challenge soon.

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