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today was not a great day

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

i've definitely had better. but then i read some very encouraging words from folks i haven't even met ... and it lightened my load. the externals are sometimes harder for me to process than the internals. in the win column: food, exercise, meditation & blogging. in the not so winning column: tracking, energy and water. tomorrow is another day. and i will keep trying to adjust and adapt and grow along this new healthier path.

  
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MCJULIEO 7/3/2013 10:19PM

    We are all in this together, and We can DO this!

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1BEING1 7/3/2013 3:53PM

    You all ROCK! thanks for being there with me!
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DAWNSJOURNEY 7/3/2013 11:02AM

    One Step at a time .. We can't do it all , all the time !! Do what you can and let go of the rest.. Make the best choices you can right now .. Every healthy choice takes you in the right direction..

hugs my friend,
Dawn

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SCOTTK3000 7/3/2013 12:12AM

    keep on moving forward!
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ME_HERE_NOW 7/2/2013 11:57PM

    this too shall past! not every day can be amazeballs, but learning to cope with that and move fwd is what this is all about :) and it still sounds like you did pretty good to me :D

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baby steps

Monday, July 01, 2013

taking it a step at a time. today's weigh-in revealed three pounds lost. doesn't sound like much ... but it could have easily been 5 pounds gained had i not begun this process of making changes in my life. i spent a lot of time thinking about a vision statement. have slowly been putting it together in my mind. in the meantime, i'm meal planning, healthy shopping and moving the bod!

  
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MCJULIEO 7/13/2013 11:34AM

    Baby steps are the way to go!

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ME_HERE_NOW 7/2/2013 11:56PM

    you are building a solid foundation for your journey, which is so important to making it last long term!! i would LOVE to post a 3lb loss, so congrats on getting motivated and really DOING IT! :)

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1BEING1 7/2/2013 10:18PM

    Thanks for the encouraging words. it means much.
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CHRISTASP 7/2/2013 8:51AM

    I like that thought. Indeed every step counts also if it does not show on the scale.

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BOBBI4272 7/1/2013 6:30PM

    Congrats on the weight loss but more importantly on the steps you've taken to get there.

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ok, week one successfully completed

Sunday, June 30, 2013

today i spent lakeside with friends, catching up and enjoying eachothers company. it was a good time. i ate within my parameters, enjoyed fresh brewed iced tea and really felt like it was the perfect topper to an interesting week. tomorrow i weigh myself. it was really challenging to not get on the scale all week. i thought it was important for me to just go through the week, looking at patterns, making adjustments seeing what fit and what didn't fit and NOT have success be defined by numbers on a scale. i was going to skip blogging tonight and wash up and head to bed. as i was going through my evening routines, i saw the scale waiting for me. i wanted the immediate gratification of seeing what story the scale would tell. but i made a promise to myself to not be driven by the story on the scale. this is a story of mindful living, of making lifestyle changes while following through with consistency. i didn't get on that scale. I decided to follow through with my original monday weigh-in plan. Instead, of caving to immediate gratification, i came out here and blogged. and now i will go to bed.

  
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MCJULIEO 7/9/2013 3:08PM

    Well done, one day at a time, one moment at a time....

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MEDDYPEDDY 7/1/2013 1:14AM

    Good job - and now it is monday and you can have your weigh-in!

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SHARONCAPPS 6/30/2013 10:13PM

  Sounds like you have a good plan of what works for you. You had a good day and stayed strong so you know that you can do it. Keep up the good job.

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graduation parties, summer vacations and evenings out ... OH MY!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

WOW! Navigating the social world while changes are in progress can prove very challenging. Doable, but challenging. I had a fantastic evening last night, stuck to my plan of H2O while dancing my little heart out! (although I think the cover of Flogging Molly's Drunken Lullaby a. took on new meaning and b. almost threw me over the edge) Talk about an aerobic outing! What I found was that I had little internal resistance to drinking water, i like to stay stay hydrated and often mix rounds of water in continuously during an evening of cocktails, but those around me had an adverse reaction to me not drinking empty calorie, carb laden cocktails at all. It got to the point where I had my bartending roomie serving me water as "vodka" when folks wanted to buy me a drink, and then telling them it was on the house. I found it took too much energy to explain myself. And I found myself getting frustrated by my "friends" questioning my choices. Especially when I just wanted to kick back and enjoy the flow. My conscious mind understood that folks sometimes look at others choices as a commentary on their own choices. My subconscious mind was like WTF! BACK-OFF! DON'T YUCK MY YUM! And so it goes. There are many social encounters on this summer's calendar where I will have to balance the internal/external factors. Hiding out in my safe haven at home is not an option for me. I am a social creature, by nature, with a tendency toward hermitude when the world seems too needy. So, I recognize the pattern and will try to address it more honestly whilst moving forward. However, this experience leads me to wonder ... what tools or game plans do others employ when trying to blend new habits into previously established social scenes?

  
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ME_HERE_NOW 6/30/2013 9:33AM

    people sometimes look at your success as their failure, when it simply isn't so! keep making your own path girl! you can always tell people you're on antibiotics or something :P

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So what's it gonna be today?

Friday, June 28, 2013

Hot, sticky and tired. That's what I'm feeling right now. It's all good. I'm moving right along, making new supportive friends, eating mindfully and pushing the bod to do more; I'm just pooped. I'm thinking that when you change the foods you are eating, and you change your relation to fitness the body responds with detox ... and I'm finding that can sap the energy flow. So what am I going to do about that? Well, my thinking is that this is the perfect reason to go out, listen to some local music and move the bod some more! Sway to the tunes, laugh with the buds and feel good about today. H2O with lemon and lime is my go to hydrator, seems as good a night as any to make it my evening's cocktail choice. Hope you all find some fun tonight and celebrate all that is YOU!

  
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1BEING1 6/29/2013 1:07PM

    You Gals are the greatest!

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SADIEMAE32 6/28/2013 9:46PM

    Awesome!! That sounds like so much fun!

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ME_HERE_NOW 6/28/2013 8:19PM

    i am hoping to find myself some fun tonite too, i forgot it was friday and neglected to make any plans, not that i usually have weekend plans, but it feels like a nite to celebrate, and not alone for a change ;) keep making those changes, soon you will emerge from fatigue into boundless energy! watch out world!!

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FROMTHEFATDESK 6/28/2013 5:12PM

    Have a great time. Great job with all the changes you are making.

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