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Sept is a pretty cruel month, too

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hasn't been a great month for me, in a lot of respects. My September goal of losing 5 pounds, which seemed doable on 9/6, now seems unattainable. For some reason I picked up a couple of pounds this month and have been fighting to get back to where I was on 9/1. This despite upping my exercise! I've had more than a few set backs in the "other" part of my life as well, so all in all, Sept has been cruel.

But--I still feel good about where I am in this weight loss/healthy living journey. I have had a few compliments the last couple of days from people finally noticing that I've lost so much weight. I've taken it off so slowly that people I see regularly don't see it. And I feel so good physically! I feel thin as I walk to the gym and work on the treadmill--I'm no where near thin, but boy compared to where I was 2 years ago, I'm a sylph.......

  
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BAYCORNER 9/19/2007 7:02PM

    LOL I know what you mean... I think I am thin too. I am most admiring of my body lately. My pants are loose, my blouses not so tight. Heavenly. Like one of the threads say: Slim Mind, Slim Body. My mind is thinking thin and nutrition tracker.

Just re set your goal for September and instead of punds do something offbeat for you, like set a goal to try a new vegetable or fruit, or explore staying in your protein range. Crazy, but maybe you need a new focus. Best wishes.

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Just feeling like whining a little

Thursday, September 06, 2007

My husband died about 1 1/2 years ago, after several years of increasingly bad health. He left me with a terrible mess and I have no idea when it will be straightened out. Anyway, I have been in one of the valleys of emotion that hit every so often, when the mess is just too much for me, and everything else in my life gets blown out of proportion (in my mind). I was having a good day (thought that I was actually going to get one piece of the aforesaid mess out of the way) but, alas, twas not to be. So I sat in the car in the parking lot and just sobbed into a towel for a few minutes, and then I came home and ATE FRITOS! Yes, the answer to all emotional turmoil. Now I am all Frito-ful, and if I wanted to stay within my calories for the day, I would have to skip dinner (I won't).

OK, I think that ends the whine--going to eat a normal dinner--a little pasta with pesto anyone? And tomorrow is the next day to be back on track again.

And I did one of my Sept goals this week--I did a nice thing for myself and joined a gym, and if I can get myself there tomorrow, I'll accomplish another--going to the gym 4x a week, for my first week.

I'm pleased with myself for all the changes I've made for the better in this year and half--must be a sin cuz it feels soooo good!

  
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SLAYINGDRAGONS 9/6/2007 11:43PM

    Well, I imagine you feel better after that long hard cry and then blogging about your situation! Iīm sorry that you have to deal with hard things that you did not cause. You pretty much know how much you can handle, donīt you? Donīt let yourself believe that emotions are the gauge by which you measure whether or not you are handling your challenges well. Emotions are just emotions and that is all. Yes, emotions can be allowed to take control of us. Yet, emotions also are vents to let off the pressure inside. Being emotional doesnīt necessarily mean that we are falling apart. So, breathe deeply, girl, and keep projecting yourself to the day that all that stuff is finally resolved. One day, you will be able to let the past be the past. You keep proving that you CAN progress and walk forward. Just look at all youīve done! You are amazing!

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September Double Dog Dare Ya Challenges

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Sept Goals for DDD--

1) go to the gym 4 times a week
2) lose 5 pounds (that's a stretch for me--I average 2 a month!)
3) do something nice for myself at least twice this month.

  


Finally--I achieved a goal!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Ok, so it wasn't exactly a stretch, but it is the first time I actually made a goal! I needed the ego boost. But it was an important one to hit--I finally dipped below 200 for the first time in.......maybe 10 years.

I'm going for a second one that is very small--just 3-4 pounds in September--hoping that it will be achievable as well. If I can lose just 2 lbs a month, in a year, I'll weigh 24 pounds less than I do now. Doesn't sound like much, I know, but it is practically Everest to me.

A bigger goal is to try to keep upping my exercise levels, and oddly, I think it's doable.

Meanwhile, I am diggin' the new lifestyle of healthy food and exercise. I feel 20 years younger. And my children actually have started to notice. My son kept commenting on how much stronger I am now, and my daughter noticed how much thinner I am. It felt good hearing them see me in a new light.

  
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PONO-ONE 9/4/2007 5:58PM

    Way to go Barbara! Congratulations.

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JOANIE629 8/31/2007 9:15PM

    Wonderful Under 200 Yeah!!! You have to jumping dancing whatever one does at milestone times Hope to find out in the not too distant future It seems doeable now And with all of you neat models to follow here at SP Bless you

I carre!!!
Joanie

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 8/31/2007 4:02PM

    Good for you!!! WonderWoman watchout!!

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Rebuttal to my previous blog

Saturday, August 25, 2007

So last week I was bragging about having kept inmy calorie range despite the challenge of having to eat on the road. This week, I have to cry mea culpa, mea culpa for exceeding my range 3 of the last 4 days! Sigh, I must be punished.....my son left for school this morning after his week of vacation at home, and I haven't gotten good at food when he's home. It's momma wanting to take care of her little boy (who is taller than I am). We did not go nuts, just a little over, but calories have been something that I have been very successful at since coming on SP, usually having the challenge of going under! Back to the virtuous road this week, starting today.

On the positive side, the purpose of the trip last week was moving his stuff to a different place for the fall, and brining home a lot of stuff he won't be needing. He commented several times that I am much stronger than I was. And he's right. On past trips, I would practically drop with exhaustion, and I was fine this time. I keep seeing the benefits and it is truly amazing!

  


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