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5/26/20 5:49 P

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Thank you for the feedback about the June Challenge! Christi, your ideas were exactly what I had in mind. I'll get something ready to post by June 1st. Any more ideas, please post them or SparkMail me! My goal is to put something together that everyone can do!

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5/26/20 12:33 P

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Anna 1.4
Christi 2.2
LIfeChangz (2.0)
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Shirley 0.0
Sonia (3.0)
Sparknb (1.8)

Weekly Total: -9.2 lbs
YTD Total: -52.4 lbs

Star of the Week: @MERMAIDLIFE ! Both for her loss and the magnificent support for the rest of us!
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5/26/20 12:01 P

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2020 Week #21
Weigh In: 285
Previous Weigh-In: 285
Change: 0
YTD Change: +1

Hey everyone,

I'm surprised I didn't gain. Still trying to get my eating under control. I'm actually looking forward to going back to work so I can get back into my routine and not be eating all the time. Yesterday I just really overdid it. We were going to grill outside but just as we were getting ready it started pouring rain but the food was just as good cooked inside. By the time we had dinner and dessert I just wanted to roll into bed and I pretty much did.

I'm in for the June challenge if we keep it simple. I'll be going back to work sometime in June so I'm going to have another big adjustment to make. Maybe we can brainstorm several ideas; thanks Christi for your great ideas and then everyone can pick one or however many they want to do.

I had the best time with Destiny. We made cookies, we spent some time on the porch watching mama and daddy bird tending to the eggs. As of Sat. evening there were still eggs. But the parents have been hovering over the nest a lot since then so I'm wondering if they're starting to hatch. I can't wait to watch them grow and leave the nest. Sunday night my ds made dinner and his girlfriend and mom came and we sat on the porch and ate and talked and talked. Her mom and I have a lot in common including birthdays two days apart! I'm still trying to recuperate from the weekend!

My life is truly boring since all of this started. This week it's supposed to rain nearly everyday. As long as I can go sit on the porch without getting drenched I'll be good.

Christi, oh my goodness, your leg looks so painful. I'm so glad it's not broken, hope you heal fast. Take care!



"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

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5/26/20 9:59 A

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2020 Week #21
Weigh In: 291.6
Previous Weigh-In: 290.2
Change: +1.4
YTD Change: -9.6

This was a challenging week for me regarding food at night. My Fitbit tracked 58,000+ steps for the week so getting exercise is not a problem YEAH I’m loving my new knees LOL Now if I could control my night time eating.

Mermaid – thank you for the reality check regarding the weeks still left in 2020. Chang is possible! emoticon

I’m in for a June challenge anything to motivate me to do better, or maybe something geared to evenings and not over eating??

TNCountrylife – OUCH that looks painful, glad you didn’t break anything emoticon

Sonia – great job on this week’s weight loss! emoticon


-Anna
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5/26/20 7:15 A

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2020 Week #21
Weigh In: 298
Previous Weigh-In: 302
Change: -3
YTD Change: +14

Well this week was a little better, but so so stressful!!! I am going to be crazy by the time this house is built emoticon

@MERMAIDLIFE - I will certainly try to keep up with a June challenge. I am hoping to be back to work on a normal schedule on the 8th. Hopefully that will help with the feeding my face all day.

@TNCOUNTRYLIFE - Heal quickly!!!

~Sonia

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5/25/20 10:11 P

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I would try it too Mrs. Mermaid.

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5/25/20 9:36 P

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Mermaid, I like the idea. KISS (keep it simple sister!)

Water challenge: add a twist of citrus to your 8 glasses!
Push up challenge: do 10 wall push ups. or leg lefts or toe taps etc.
Brag book challenge: show a pitcher of something that makes you smile!
(fur baby, grand babies, camper, art work...anything).
Sunset/Sunrise challenge: take a pic of the sun or at least get 10 minutes of sunshine.

Mind- Body- Spirit

Not sure if this is what you had in mind. What ever you want to do I am all about joining in.



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5/25/20 8:40 P

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Christi: I am so sorry about your leg! We just spent the last week building a new porch for that exact reason. I was sure that if we put it off one more week, I was going to fall through it. I'm so glad you weren't seriously injured! And so thankful Jacob was home. Hope the soreness subsides soon! That kind of bruising can be so painful.

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Would anyone be interested in doing a 30 day challenge for June? What kind of things would you like to do for a challenge? Would you like to keep it in this thread or start a new group? Just trying to think of things to help. I could "lead" it myself, and I wouldn't be interested in anything too involved. Like, there are some challenge teams where you have to share your food logs and activity logs and there are a lot of daily things... I don't want to do anything too intense, more just like a three times a week check-in thing... I dunno. Just thinking about it at this point. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated!

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5/25/20 7:25 P

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2020 Week 21
Weigh In: 338.0
Previous Weigh-In: 339.0
Change: -1.0
YTD Change: -20.6

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Hi all, I have been active, on the food & movement areas of my life, but didn't log onto Spark as much.

Congrats on the moves; it is stressful, & OUCH! on the leg (& it IS every fat person's nightmare; when I was a kid, I broke a chair in class...SUCKED)

Looking forward to make the Roaring 20's the best decade!! Making it happen!!! Motivation into momentum.
My words-of-the-year: *SMART* (goals) & *evolve* (2018 was persist, 2019 was: *eMbody KIND(/ness) &/ =balance= )

My 2020 goal is TRACKING FOOD to result in a loss of 100 pounds (so 111.20 on ticker, started year 11.2 down from summer 2019)
Jan-March fitness goal = PUSH-UPS! Starting with my age (now 57) wall push-ups....


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5/25/20 4:46 P

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2020 Week 21
Weigh In: 318.2
Previous Weigh-In: 320
Change: -1.8
YTD Change: -14.6


Hi everyone. Hope all is well in your life. I have been working hard around the yard. Some of the grass seed is growing, so lots of watering.

Christi, I think your gain is the swelling in your leg. emoticon

Glad to see some losses this week. Keep up the good work.

If you gained keep trying to do your best. We all have faith that you will do it.

Take care friends.

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5/25/20 3:44 P

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Good job ladies!

I spent the night at the camper so I didn't weigh in today. Will do it first thing in the morning.

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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5/25/20 3:33 P

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emoticon such a strange year... missing all the Memorial celebrations... (sighs)

emoticon Ouch Christi!

emoticon Shirley, did you get to visit? how long do you think it will take the birdies to appear... kind of fun!

2020 Week #21
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Previous Weigh-In: 296
Change: -2
YTD Change: - 18

2020 sw 312
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When the world says “Give up,” Hope whispers ‘Try it one more time.'
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5/25/20 2:51 P

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Starting Weight: 4/25 334.5
5/2. 329.8. (-4.7)
5/10 331.0 (+1.2)
5/17 329.5 (-1.5)
5/25 331.7. (+2.2)

Weekly Change: +2.2
YTD: -2.8



So every "fat person" fear. I fell part way through the back deck . I have been putting off fixing it for way to long. Left foot went through board and I dropped through to my knee when my fat thigh stopped me from descending any further. Leg is very black and blue and swollen. Thankful nothing was broken. Thankful Jacob was home and able to pry board next to it up so that I didn't half to call 911 for help and was speared further humiliations.

Have hobbled and basically stayed on the couch for most of the week.

Thankful gain was not worse.

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5/24/20 10:45 A

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Mermaid- so proud of you emoticon

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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5/24/20 10:44 A

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Week 21
Weigh In: 408 lbs
Previous Weigh-In: 414 lbs
Change: -6 lbs
YTD Change: -5 lbs

I started the week off strong and then really struggled the last couple days, so I'm glad to have pulled off such a good weigh-in this week. A reminder that I gained 13 pounds on the previous weigh-in... Just to give this week's six pound loss some perspective.

Hope everyone is doing well! What are you trying, what's working, what's not?

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5/22/20 4:29 P

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Here here Mermaid ! You have said it all.

We can do this !

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5/22/20 2:51 P

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I hope we're all having a better week this week. Last week, I totally reassessed my goals for the rest of the year, and if you're struggling, I'd encourage you to do the same. I know that the whole year has been a mess, one thing after another, and it's tempting to talk about 2020 like it's just a garbage year that we can't even bother with... But we're not even to the half-way point yet! (That's supposed to sound encouraging, lol.) Meaning, you still have more than 30 weeks to pull it out of a tailspin! Look at the scale, and then imagine decorating the Christmas tree about 25 to 35 pounds lighter. When you think of the road ahead, remind yourself why we're called Club 52: we aim for one pound a week! We can still do this, y'all!

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5/20/20 3:24 P

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emoticon wow, ty Sonia - appreciate all you're doing to wrangle the stats!

emoticon a new camper & adventures sound fun... what a lot there is to moving - and always surprises me, how emotional it gets! we are so gonna love it after we're moved, unpacked and settled into our new homes...

emoticon I hope we'll have a beautiful snow then! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/19/20 2:22 P

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Alley (3.4)
Anna 3.8
Christi (1.5)
LIfeChangz (2.0)
Mermaid 13.0
Shirley 2.0
Sonia 2.0

Weekly Total +13.9 lbs
YTD Total -43.2 lbs

Star of the Week: @ALLEYANNE1 !
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For some of us:



~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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5/19/20 8:58 A

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2020 Week #20
Weigh In: 290.2
Previous Weigh-In: 286.4
Change: +3.8
YTD Change: -11.0

-Anna
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5/19/20 8:31 A

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2020 Week #20
Weigh In: 302
Previous Weigh-In: 300
Change: +2
YTD Change: +17

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That 3 mark has now been passed!!! GRRR (at myself)



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“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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5/19/20 8:28 A

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Catching up post:

I'll do my weigh-in in a separate post, but it was another gain. It's OK. I own it!

Moving update: Got the bf's house all cleaned up and ready to go online (we are selling ourselves) when he gets a couple of legalities straightened out (he is finally getting a divorce after a 10 year separation!). It is at a point he needs to go through things himself to see what he wishes to keep, sell, trash.

I got our camper all cleaned out this weekend. I had a little hostility over doing that LOL. After 15 years of camping and that being my happy place, I am done! It is one more thing for me to have to take care of and I just have kind of lost my joy from there. We are going to sell it and buy a small camper to take other new places on occasion and put the money towards the house. I'm good with it. We will still have the boat docked at the lake which is only a 20 minute drive from the new house so that is my favorite part of camping anyway.

I have been pulling out stuff from my house to sort through. I have been in my house for 24 years so there is a lot of stuff pushed in the backs of closets etc. Time to purge. When I can catch a couple of nice dry days I will do the buildings.

I am so ready and excited for country living. I have lived in town and no real privacy so I am excited. We will have a 23 ft concrete porch on the front and a 48 ft deck on the back. This makes me the happiest person!!! The house will be right beside a softball field that has a walking trail around it, so I am pretty stoked over that as well!

@MERMAIDLIFE : We both did so well last year. We have lost our groove. WE WILL FIND IT AGAIN!! Life has been crazy, but we WILL get back to putting ourselves first!!!

@TNCOUNTRYLIFE - I am so happy you are back, I missed you so much!!! I love that you have Jacob to encourage you and you to encourage him! That is great. I'm sure you have enjoyed having him home and have been cooking all his favorites which is hard not to do. I have been doing that with the BF and that is why my weight has been packing back on. My eating is out of control! You and Jacob both have got this! Teamwork is great!

@LIFECHANGZ - Good luck with your moving. I am dreading the actual move part myself! Thank you for always being so encouraging to everyone and keeping us all pepped up!!!

@ALLEYANNE1 - Great job this week! You always bounce back so well! I hope things are better for you and your love.

@SHIRLA7 - YAY about Destinee!!! I know you have missed her so very much!!! Glad you will be able to see her and I know you are so excited!

Have a great week everyone!!

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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2020 Week 20
Weigh In: 320
Previous Weigh-In: 323.4
Change: -3.4
YTD Change: -12.8

Hi gang, Hope you are doing well. I am feeling real sore lately. I think it is a combination of weather and not moving around much. We must be two peas in a pod Shirley.

Shirley, I'm sorry to hear that you are going to move again. I know how excited you were moving into that house. I hope things turn out better for you and your husband. Glad you will be able to see your grand daughter soon. I hope the chiropractor can help your back.

Lifechangz and Sonia, I hope your moves are great for you. Lots of exercise when you move to a better place. I hope you don't get too sore.

Anna, keep going with your losses. You can do amazing things when you set your mind to it.

Christi, I hope you and Jacob go for walks together. I know you will both lose again. Keep each other in check and you will get that will power going to the max.

Mermaid, Keep on trying to get back on track. I know you can do it. You are the Queen of the sea.

I hope you all have a great week. Let's all be losers this next week.

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5/17/20 8:52 P

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Week 20
Weigh In: 285 lbs
Previous Weigh-In: 283 lbs
Change: +2 lbs
YTD Change: +1 lbs.?

Here I go on this roller coaster ride again. I'm doing the same thing I did last year, up and down, up and down. I'm so tired of it. I'm trying but getting nowhere it seems. I'm having a horrible time with my sciatic nerve again and my legs ache so bad. I know It's because I'm so sedentary. I'm trying to move around more, I tried exercising but after just a few minutes I have to quit. I bought some compression socks, that has helped. I have a Drs. appt. with my chiropractor first thing tomorrow. Thursday night I just laid in bed and cried because I was hurting so bad. I was doing so well before this virus hit and then I quit going and now I'm starting all over again. I really don't want to go into his office but I just don't have a choice.

Lifechangz and Sonia both moving at the same time? We have a lease on this house for two years which means next September we should be moving again! :( The thought of finding someplace new to live, packing, moving and unpacking just totally overwhelms me. Now that dh has lost his job who knows what's going to happen. We were planning on buying a house next year, now who knows? Moving out to the country was good since dh was working from home but all the jobs he's been applying for are back in Atlanta. He commuted for years but boy I'm spoiled and so is he after these last few years. Neither one of us wants to move back to the city. I also found out this weekend that my granddaughter's other grandma and grandpa are moving too, they are moving out here where we live. I have no idea why? Yeah they're not really my favorite people to spend time with. My granddaughter lives 2 hours away with her mom so it's not to be closer to her.

The good news is I am getting my granddaughter next weekend. I can hardly wait! My ds saw her today and told me she's getting really talll. I can't believe she'll be going to kindergarten this fall. She grew up too fast.

I found out my little birdies, I call her Scarlett, haven't figured out a name for the daddy yet - LOL! are house finches. I've never seen any like this before, they are so small. Anyway they have laid eggs in my hanging basket. 5 itty bitty blue eggs. I'm looking forward to the little birdies hatching and the parents taking care of them. I think I'll be spending lots of time sitting on my front porch.

I can feel the anxiety and depression starting up again. I think I just need to go to bed. I have a lot going on this week plus work.




"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

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emoticon oh Sonia! yowser, that's a lot of packing/moving!

emoticon Mermaid! I hear the Spark of fire, desire and determination in your post...!

emoticon Christi - how happy making to have ds home (even if the world is batcrap whack right now!...)

emoticon Shirley - porch, me too... the Glider sounds so wonderful! Happy Birthday! life is so strange & uncertain... hang in and woohoo for the things you're doing!

emoticon Alley - how's it going?

emoticon Sparknb ~ always glad when you post - I also appreciate this team... this is not something I'm doing just to be social or rack up points - I find it profoundly helpful to know other people who get it and who are trying too...

emoticon Anna - so tickled you could see mumsie! and have son home! happy making! Thank you for sharing your story here... it inspires me to keep trying - I am not sure the struggle will ever go away, but it sure will evolve, yes?

emoticon for me, sometimes it is kind of hard to imagine losing bunches more... I am still working/trying to stop the dang gain/yoyo pattern... so, if I ever really do lose and keep it off, I'm quite sure it's going to be different now as a great auntie than it was when I was younger at lower weights, in my childhood/teens/20s!

emoticon I finally get to go see a foot doctor this week - it's the thing that has me off my feet - and it just makes me realize again..... how much I want to be better... I keep reminding myself - I want mobility more than the EXTRA food...



emoticon hang in everyone - these are tuff stuff times... hold onto your reasons why... you are worth all these things we're trying to do!

emoticon ok, scale stuff...

2020 Week #20 (5/18/20 Monday)
Weigh In: 296
Previous Weigh-In: 298
Change: -2
YTD Change: - 16

2020 sw 312
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Edited by: LIFECHANGZ at: 5/17/2020 (16:33)
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Week 20
Weigh In: 414 lbs
Previous Weigh-In: 401 lbs
Change: +13 lbs
YTD Change: +1 lbs

Blogged it out. Not hitting the "re-start" button again, but I did reassess my goals for the year. Trying to shift my focus towards adding quality of life things and not so much "I can't have that" thinking. We'll see.

Love you all. Wishing you a happy week ahead!

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5/10 331.0 (+1.2)
5/17 329.5 (-1.5)

Weekly Change: -1.5
YTD: -5

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5/15/20 1:34 P

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Jewels drop a little emoticon when you can!!!
Moving sounds overwhelming and adventurous at the same time.
emoticon Mermaid just keep swimming in what ever direction that helps you care for YOU!
emoticon Shirley my front porch is !y happy place!!!
emoticon Sonia happy house hunting!!! Good Luck on the next step forward in your relationship!!
emoticon emoticon emoticon Alley do you have sun , rain or snow today?
emoticon Anna hope you are having a good week!!I


Jacob lost 40 lbs when he was at Vanderbilt last fall and has managed to gain it all back since being forced back home due to Covid19. We are doing a 100 day challenge with each other. He wants to loose 50 pounds (18 and male) and I am going to work hard on loosing 25 pounds.
emoticon I know you are all here to cheer us on!!

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emoticon good idea Mermaid ~ I remember the 1st time I put away my tracker & stopped weighins ~ it was the 1st time I elevated self-care over weight loss... years later, it has become my go to... weight loss is still my hearts desire, but what's the point if I can't quit gaining... when I realized that ~ the shift began. I hope you find your motivation bubbling up from deep down within soonest.

emoticon we are packing and moving, so my sparktime will be limited for quite awhile... I don't know what this means beyond right now, except I am limiting news/media/input and focusing on rest & non-food tlc to cope...

emoticon be good to yourself & live life happy... hugs

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Just checking in to say hi and get some inspiration!

I am taking a little break from weighing in and tracking in and everything... I'm just feeling very meh. But I still wanted to stop by and get some hugs from my favorite team.
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I'm still around. Missing all my co-workers and even going into the office. Looks like we maybe going back to work in June, but it sounds like we will be working from home some days and in the office the other days. I'll be happy to be able to work from home a few days a week.

Well, I am taking the plunge and going to get my hair done next week, just can't stand it anymore. It sure has gotten long. They told me I don't have to wear a mask but believe me I will be.

I've managed to exercise twice so far this week. Yay me! This morning was bad, I didn't last long because my knee was hurting and so were my feet, I guess I need to wear my workout shoes more often. I've been doing pretty good on WW the last few weeks, today not so good but I'll get back on track tomorrow.

I'm so happy because I think my granddaughter will be coming to visit next weekend. I haven't seen her since the middle of March, I know it was for the best to keep our distance but it's been the hardest thing ever. I even ventured out today, I actually drove my car for the first time since March (hubby is a good chauffeur) and I went and bought her some clothes since her mother won't send any when she sends her to visit.

I'm enjoying my front porch so much, it's huge for one, dh bought me a glider swing for my birthday to put out there and I bought a couple of hanging baskets and put my wind chimes up. The weather has been beautiful so I've been spending time out there everyday. A bird has built a nest in one of my hanging plants, I've loved watching them, she's been out there sitting so I think we might have little birdies soon. I've never seen birds like this before, they're different.
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Alley 0.4
Anna 1.0
Christi 1.2
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Sonia 1.0
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Weekly Total -0.4 pounds
YTD Total -57.1 pounds

Star of the Week: @SPARKNB ! Welcome back and great job on the loss!
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~Sonia

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emoticon Thank you Anna, wow 135 lbs is simply Sparktacular ~ imagine it hasn't been at all easy, but so tickled for you! Thank you for sharing your journey here... your shares Spark me & light the way :)



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2020 Week #19
Weigh In: 286.4
Previous Weigh-In: 285.4
Change: +1.0
YTD Change: -14.8

Happy Belated Mother’s Day ladies! emoticon
It was a great day for me since I actually was able to see my mom and have my son at home. Two truly amazing blessings in my life.

This has been a rollercoaster week for me, the evenings are my biggest challenge. I just want to eat everything and keep looking for a treat *sigh* Working to making better choices this week and starting a knitting project to keep my hands busy at night.

Sonia – WOW congratulations on the big discussion to purchase a house together. What an amazing new adventure for both of you. As to your weight loss, as long as we keep trying is what matters most. We didn’t gain this weight overnight and I think losing it slowly will help us keep it off.

LifeChangz – OMG can I relate to your post regarding being able to tie shoes etc... Know this you WILL get there it is a journey but so well worth it. Since I started in 2011 I have lost about 135 lbs. and the things that I can do today compared to then are just the biggest blessing. Well two new knees also help. Hang in there!!!

Shirley – that is great news that your husband has been approved for unemployment. That will help to alleviate some of the stress.

TNCountrylife - I lost the post, I say that I am “perfectly imperfect”, I will also have to adopt the “beautifully broken”.


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2020 Week #19
Weigh In: 300
Previous Weigh-In: 299
Change: +1
YTD Change: +15

Another week, another gain emoticon

I am so off my "normal" schedule it is crazy. We are working 1 less day, my boyfriend has been off and has been staying with me which means much more cooking and for me so much more eating. I am simply frustrated and sickened with myself!!!

Good news though - after 5 years together, the bf and I have decided to move in together. We are going to build a house in what I thought was next year. However, he got things rolling and it is happening real quick- which stresses me out tremendously. 2 houses to get ready for the market, 2 houses to pack up, shew it is stressful and thrilling all at one time.

I have got to put myself first again and get back into taking care of me before everyone else!

~Sonia

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Previous Weigh-In: 323
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YTD Change: -9.4

Shirley, glad your hubby finally got his unemployment.

Hope you all have a great week.

Congratulations to our losers.

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emoticon Shirley - glad hubby's unemployment was approved... big relief!

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emoticon Oooh, Christi, nice! hubby wants an air fryer gadget - the ads for the Ninja have him convinced. How is the cleaning after cooking? that is what has me hesitating... imagine the body can't be run thru the dishwasher. do all the inside cooking surface come out for cleaning?


~ I wish knowing/wanting made it easy... sometimes it is just tough... so, let's do tough!

emoticon well, it is another struggle week and 'maintain' for the win' ~ although the scale did budge downwards... looking forward to when it drops... it is such a different emotion when the scale is going upwards or stuck... however, I was just thinking how slow we lose function as the scale climbs and how slower I am regaining function on the way down this time around because of illness/injuries... but I can tell quite a difference from 50 lbs ago... it was a huge tipping point in my ability to physically take care of myself - and I realized I want to be able to take care of myself. I despise needing help from other people to walk, stand up, do stuff... that is my deep down in the heart reason to keep trying...


~ I can clip my toenails now, but still can't breathe.... yet. Onward!


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sw 312
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Happy Monday everyone,

I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day, mine turned out pretty good. I did absolutely nothing and it was really nice.

2020 Week #19 ?
Weigh In: 283
Previous Weigh-In: 287
Change: -4
YTD Change: +3 ??

I got back on track last week and did really good, I actually exercised two days and you all know how much I hate to exercise. I was very pleased on weigh in day to find such a great loss. Then the weekend came and it all went out the window! It's so easy to get off track.
I've been doing WW but yesterday I went to log in and I couldn't, I think my membership ended, I'm kind of surprised I didn't get a notice, now it looks like I'll have to pay $6 more so I'm trying to figure out what I want to do.

Not much new here in Georgia, the weather has been beautiful but kind of chilly, this is so unusual for us. Usually by March we have the air on 24/7 but this year we are still needing the heat on. I think we turned the air on one day. The sun has been shining and I've been enjoying sitting outside on the porch everyday watching a couple of birds building a nest in my hanging basket. Still no hummingbirds!

DH finally got approved for unemployment. So much confusion but thankfully he got his first deposit last year.

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emoticon Happy Mother's Day!!!
I had a slight gain and I will own it. I did pretty well for most of the week then, I went bust this week end. I am still tracking everyday and I can definitely see when and where I have over indulged!!!

I got a Ninja Foodie pressure cooker/air fryer and have been cooking up a storm. Not sure how I ever lived with out this thing emoticon .
Maybe the newness will wear off soon and I will turn my attention to something else.

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ooh emoticon *yay* u Mermaid! emoticon
hope this will be a good week ahead :)


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LIFECHANGZ, I think maintaining under 300 ~during an actual pandemic~ is pretty amazing! And I love your attitude about it. It's so smart! Choosing recovery over weight loss. I can see where it's almost a scary choice... what if I gain, what if this doesn't work, what if, what if... But by taking the pressure off of yourself, you're prioritizing your mental health, which naturally makes you less likely to dive into overeating. This is pretty genius... And I'm totally going to steal this idea from you and jump on this band-wagon...

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emoticon Sonia for the emoticon
~ it has been a struggle to maintain, so it's a hard-fought win... and seemingly looks weird, like I just don't want to post a gain, but that's not it... it's during those times that I've been struggling with urges to eat more than I need. I'm working on it.... blogged it today, watched a show and the therapist discussion with the person rang a bell with me ~ she essentially said, when stressors hit, addiction struggles are re-ignited... and to work on recovery/relapse prevention... for me, I keep elevating this as a priority over weight loss... and why it's worth taking a maintain for a win...

emoticon ~ it is hard/unusual for all of us. hang in everyone.

emoticon to our Mumsie's, Happy Mothers day...
~ to our friends who miss their Mumsie's, hugs.

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@SPARKNB -
We are so very happy to see you whenever you pop in.
Glad you are doing well on you journey!!

~Sonia

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Hi all, sorry to be MIA again. I actually *do* participate with this team, often choosing it to get some of my 5 chosen teams bonus 'points', specifically because of club52*, and really appreciate the no-pressure way of recording and documenting the weight loss journey I'm, and we're all on, allowing me to be accountable on my own schedule. It was partly why some of the 5% & BLC didn't always work for me, and became another stress even while trying to be a support.

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YTD Change: -19.6

*Tho for me, it's probably more like club13 at this point that I'm only posting monthly and every once in a blue moon too. But I'm still here, just out in my stratosphere, swooping in and out; I'll endeavour to be more present here. Have a great May everyone!

Edited by: SPARKNB at: 5/7/2020 (03:15)
Looking forward to make the Roaring 20's the best decade!! Making it happen!!! Motivation into momentum.
My words-of-the-year: *SMART* (goals) & *evolve* (2018 was persist, 2019 was: *eMbody KIND(/ness) &/ =balance= )

My 2020 goal is TRACKING FOOD to result in a loss of 100 pounds (so 111.20 on ticker, started year 11.2 down from summer 2019)
Jan-March fitness goal = PUSH-UPS! Starting with my age (now 57) wall push-ups....


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Christi (4.7)
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Shirley 7.0
Sonia 5.8

Weekly Total: -1.1 pounds
YTD Total: -56.7 pounds

Star of the Week: @TNCOUNTRYLIFE !
Great job Christy on getting back in the game!
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@LIFECHANGZ
Congrats on losing one week and maintaining all the rest of the weeks!!
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2020 Week #18
Weigh In: 285.4
Previous Weigh-In: 289.8
Change: -4.4
YTD Change: -15.8

-Anna
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Happy Cinco de Mayo emoticon emoticon emoticon
Bless it these are really hard times. I think we are all having quarantine stress eating struggles. We are about more then the scales. I am thankful that we are connected not only on this thread but on Facebook. When my depression got to much to do Sparks I still had You All!! I am ready to be back. Have tracked for 10+ days. Ready to add back exercise in a more stable schedule.

Shirley ((hug)) emoticon You need a virtual hug!!!
Sonia emoticon this will be a better week!!
Jules emoticon No gain is a win!!!
Mermaid emoticon I am cheering for You to be in the 3's next week!!!
Alley emoticon Sending you some sunshine! We can do this!!
Anna emoticon Welcome to the team!!! I have been MIA for awhile but happy to be back and see new people in our team!!!
Laura emoticon Catch you on Facebook I know when your ready you will be back!!
Lori emoticon Come on and join us again!!
Richard emoticon Come give us hens an update emoticon
emoticon If I forgot anyone, just know I do care!!! Give me a shout out!!!



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2020 Week 18
Weigh In: 287
Previous Weigh-In: 280
Change: +7
YTD Change: +7

I had started a message but hit a wrong button and poof everything was gone! Now I don't have time to start over again but did want to get my weigh-in reported. I was thinking about taking a break from SP but I need to be accountable and need the support from this team.

I've been really overeating these last 6 weeks. I've felt cruddy from all the sugar and carbs I have loaded my body with. I've been depressed and full of anxiety, I worked through all of that and am doing better. I started over on WW yesterday. If I don't lose 10 pounds before I have to go back to the office I won't have anything to wear and that's not good. I don't know when we're going back; the county I work in has been one of the hardest hit with this pandemic, I know the school district is being very cautious and I'm glad about that.

I need to get dressed and eat breakfast, I have to be logged into work before 9:00 so I best get moving.

I'll try and be more present then absent from now on. LOL!
Have a great day everyone!



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2020 Week #18
Weigh In: 299
Previous Weigh-In: 293.2
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YTD Change: +14

Well now I see why I didn't weigh in yesterday. I am really just angry with myself at this point. Eating is out of control!!! I have got to get my head in this game. Everything I worked so hard for last year is slipping away.

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~Sonia

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Y'all I totally forgot to weigh in this morning. I have been working from home (really just being on call) on Mondays and it totally throws me off!

I'll weigh tomorrow (even though I am dreading it!)

Christy and Mermaid- Look at you girls emoticon

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emoticon Wow! woosh weeks are fun, aren't they! emoticon

emoticon I'll take another 'maintain' for the win'

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Week 18
Weigh In: 401 lbs
Previous Weigh-In: 415 lbs
Change: -14 lbs
YTD Change: -12 lbs

Keep in mind that last week was an 8 pound gain... So this big loss was mostly water, salt and inflammation. Still, feels good to see some progress! I am sure next week won't be nearly as dramatic. Hoping to get back to 399 by next Sunday!

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Weigh In: 323
Previous Weigh-In: 313.8
Change: +9.2
YTD Change: -9.8


This is the last gain for me. I am going to be like Christi and lose again !

Hope you all have a great week.

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5/2 329.8

Weekly Change: -4.7
YTD: -4.7

emoticon I tracked for an entire week.
emoticon I joined the 100 days thread with Jules, Mermaid and Shirley.
emoticon I am feeling more positive about myself.
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emoticon May Day 1 emoticon emoticon
~ a good time to get up, dust off and help ourselves move forward... Choose you.



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emoticon Christi

-- there have been years in the past that were rough years, I was always glad for them to end and start a fresh new year. I feel that way about April... and already feel that way about 2020!

emoticon the sun is out and it is a glorious spring day... last year, I remember loving this kind of day, so I think I will sit outside on the porch for a bit this afternoon, for a break... hopefully the sun will help me quirk a smile today...

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It is a beautiful spring day in the Tennessee Valley emoticon .
It is day 6 of tracking and even though I have been over my calorie range by a small but each day, I feel like I'm on the road to regaining control.
emoticon goal for the day is to work in the yard a bit.
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LIfeChangz 0.0
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Weekly Total: +10.5 pounds
YTD Total: -55.6 pounds

Star of the Week: @ALLEYANNE1 ! Great week girl!
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~Sonia

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2020 Week #17
Weigh In: 289.8
Previous Weigh-In: 285.4
Change: +4.4
YTD Change: -7.4

Not a good week for me, ironically during the day I do great with portion control, login all my calories but come night time it all goes off the rails. This last Saturday would have been my anniversary and I know that had a lot to do with how I was feeling. I still miss my husband and grieve the loss of him. I also know no matter what I eat will not heal or fix the emotional feelings. I even made one of those cakes in the cup so that it was only one serving. It was OK but it did not fix what I was looking for. I know intellectually this but emotionally I keep seeking the fix in food. Hoping for a better week. I really miss my gym…

Sonia – Thank you for your constant encouragement to the group!

Shirley – I keep hearing about areas that are starting to open up business and worry that it will cause more harm than good. I think you have the right idea to continue to social distance. I’m sorry that you can’t visit with your granddaughter but soon.

Mermaid – I love your positive attitude about your food intake, one day or a few days does not mean we don’t get back on track. Way to go!!!

TNCountryLife – I think on your goal list the most important is to LOVE yourself! The past is the past but today has all the possibilities.


-Anna
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4/27/20 6:03 P

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2020 Week 17
Weigh In: 313.8
Previous Weigh-In: 315.3
Change: -1.5
YTD Change: -19

Hi everyone,

Glad to see everyone is doing well as can be. I did a lot of outside work this weekend and am pretty sore. At least the flower beds look nice. We built a cucumber trellis for the garden. I hope all the time and money spent will be worth a good crop. We also planted grass seed. I hope it rains all week.

Well I hope everyone has a great week.

Love you my friends!

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4/27/20 8:41 A

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2020 Week #17
Weigh In: 293.2
Previous Weigh-In: 293.6
Change: -0.4
YTD Change: +8.2

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~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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Welcome Back Christi!!
We have missed you!!!
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The best part of this team is that no matter what we gain or lose, we are always here for each other. It definitely is not a competition or I would have been out a long time ago LOL

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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4/26/20 10:10 P

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Week 17
Weigh In: 415 lbs
Previous Weigh-In: 407 lbs
Change: +8 lbs
YTD Change: +2 lbs

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Welp... That pretty much takes out whatever anyone lost this week... But I know that's not really what our team is about. And I'm so glad for that! I'm glad our team is about support and not competition.

My week fell apart Wednesday and just kept falling... Oh well. Get up, make some changes, try again. I switched the WW plan that I was following, and I hope it helps. I don't like measuring and counting, and I don't do very well with moderation, so I changed to WW Purple. It's more "zero point" foods but fewer points overall to work with. Kinda reminds me of Whole30, actually, so I think this might be the mental trick that I need. At this point, it can't hurt to try!

Hope everyone had a better week than I did! We're all in this together, good or bad. Just gotta keep moving forward!
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emoticon welcome back Christi ~ missed you! gr8 time for a fresh emoticon

emoticon I'll take another 'maintain' for the win'

2020 Week #17
Weigh In: 298
Previous Weigh-In: 298
Change: -0
YTD Change: - 14

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emoticon some of the funnest times of my life were body surfing off the S. California coast... although once, we did not pay attention to the rising tide and were up to our necks in the waves, before we realized it, out on a sand bar, a little rougher deep water between us and shore... we linked together and made it through...

~ my hope is to find the fun in the day(s) where possible, and find a way through the rougher/deeper parts of this ~ and ~ to simply keep Sparking... we're all going through this... please don't feel like your story is one of failure ~ rather it is about finding a way through waters that threaten to swamp us ~ and 1 way or another, we'll get through this...

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When the world says “Give up,” Hope whispers ‘Try it one more time.'
Food nourishes our body and enjoyable ~ Food does not solve non-food problems.


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