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Saturday, February 17, 2007

I'm off to my third spinning class today. I'm not having the best of weeks food-wise so I'm hoping this will help erase my mistakes. Of course there are outside influences at work here cyclically speaking, but that's no excuse. I know the mistakes I've made so I'm hopefully trying to right the ship here. You'd think that at my age I could be done with all of this! I've paid my womanly dues, had 5 kids and certainly experienced enough already! But alas, we all have to deal. So, here's to a better day...

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GOOGLEMENOW 2/17/2007 1:18PM

  Personally I think 3 spinning classes in one day is a bit much.Just kidding,caught your wording and went with it.I still come daily for my dose of inspiration.Don't let people who haven't grown enough to bother you because they are looking for a scapegoat for their shortcomings.You are a strong woman and I know words can sting everyone but consider the source and hope one day they can help themselves by owning their mistakes.You still rock in my book. LOLACAN

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BEECOMINGME 2/17/2007 10:58AM

    Hi, loved your comment yesterday --- " I also understand that being ready to accept life-long change is key to my staying healthy. I can eat good foods and be happy, I can live for the rest of my life without ever eating another greasy, fat-laden fast food item and not feel deprived or neglected. " AMEN! to that. I see this totally as a journey that may take some side roads, but the view inside of ourselves is priceless even on the detours.

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How appropriate!

Friday, February 16, 2007

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

- Albert Ellis

It's interesting that this was the reflection quote today. I've recently found myself the recipiant of some snide remarks from posters on a particular site. While I'm certain this was partly a hightened sesitivity on my part, it was still disturbing. But the correlation of this quote is that I've come to realize that many times people are just looking for someone to relieve their reponsibility for not doing what they need to in order to be successful. I've learned a lot about myself and why I've been able to finally beat this weight thing now. Always before I refused to accept change, and had wanted to be able to blame everything and anything for my being a victim of obesity. But, I now see that in order to be the person I want to be, I have to recognize that my self-"victimization" was the root of the problem. What I mean by that is I always thought I couldn't - couldn't always eat right, couldn't always work-out, couldn't change my life...but sometime between month 9 and month 13 I realized what a strong, capable person I really am. I also understand that being ready to accept life-long change is key to my staying healthy. I can eat good foods and be happy, I can live for the rest of my life without ever eating another greasy, fat-laden fast food item and not feel deprived or neglected.

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ANEWCINDY 2/21/2007 7:37AM

    I'm going to print this quote. It is so true!!!

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ANNIE1962 2/17/2007 1:28AM

    We got ourselves to this weight... so it's our responsibility to get the weight off. Hallelujah!
You are so right... don't let some posters get you down.
Some people just can't handle the truth :)

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Missed an entry yesterday

Thursday, February 15, 2007

but, I did all my workout, concentrating on legs. Today was my second spinning class and I must say I really do enjoy it! I did almost all of the standing today, with the exception of a few "jumps" which was a new thing, and quite fatiguing. But, I can't believe how strong I feel afterward! It totally is cool and I want to buy a gel seat cover so that I can go more than once a week(my butt can't take it!!). The weather here is UGHHH! so I'm thinking about going to another spinning class on Saturday instead of my usual outdoor run(another storm predicted for Sat here).


I conquered the elements!!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Well, today when I got up, I was feeling kind of funky. Light-headed or dizzy, but not quite...can't really explain it, but I thought I give myself the day off. It was snowing pretty hard here so I thought I'd just have my breakfast, sip a cup of tea and watch TV. While sitting there sipping my hot tea, I thought about my decision and realized that a short jaunt in the snow, was better than being a lazy bum, and so I went upstairs, got dressed, threw on my L.L. Bean boots, and took a walk--for 90 minutes! It was awesome, and I really had a blast. I felt like a little kid going out to play in the snow, but I was getting a good work-out. I was even thinking I might like to try sledding...but I didn't. So, my day was really "cool" with my walk in the snow, I went through our apple/peach orchards, and must have walked about 4 or 5 miles...


This is a truism!!!

Monday, February 12, 2007

I probably spelled that wrong....There is no difference between living and is impossible and misleading and harmful to think of them as being separate.

- John Holt

This is so very true and I have found that as I've undertaken this journey 57 weeks ago, I've continued to learn and educate myself on healthy habits, as well as just knowing myself better. If you think you know it all, about anything, than you are really not a very smart person. The minute we stop learning than we will die.

I know my family is probably sick of my constant reading and studying on the subject of nutrition and exercise, but I find it's a great way to stay focused and on task.

As for progress, I'm down 2.4 more pounds for a total of 130.9 and I'm 21 pounds away from my goal. Though, as I've recently learned, that is not as important as my waist size, which I have less than 2 inches to go, before I'm in the healthy zone.

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SHERI1049 2/13/2007 5:10PM

    Wow! I couldn't help but look at your SPage after reading your post on "What was that moment when ..." You are an inspiration - for everyone, but truly for those of us in the 50+ age range. The whole hormone and menopause thing really screws us up! Although I've been doing this since January '05, my loss pace has been glacier-slow. Once I started SP (September '06) it has really gotten better. But I look at it this way, if I hadn't, I'd just be that much bigger today.

Congratulations on your amazing journey and success!

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