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Shopping in my closet

Thursday, May 06, 2010

I have recently noticed the change in how some of my clothing feels. Yesterday, the scale finally registered a break in a long standing plateau. As I make the seasonal clothing changes, I decided to try on some of the clothing hanging in my closet...some still bearing pricetags! I was delighted to find some things FIT this year. Some are close to fitting, but I won't wear them in public even though I can get them on.

It was fun seeing some of the nice things I have waiting in "store" for me...and it shouldn't take too many more pounds to complete the size change. On top of all that, it is good incentive for me to keep things going!

Wonder if I can get into that RED DRESS by my Anniversary! emoticon

  
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JENN154 5/23/2010 9:00AM

    That is awesome!!! It is fun to find out you have lost enough to wear a smaller size! Great job!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/6/2010 1:52PM

    Love it! emoticon emoticon Mnay of what I have been wearing are baggy and need to find a new home. Isn't it emoticon to see a difference?

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Little step is a big one for me!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

I CAN'T believe it...I finally busted through that plateau! I lost three pounds when I first started SP...THEN gained weight! I have lost 11 pounds over the last year..but never moved my "ticker" up or down. (last "ticker" change was 9-7-2007, how embarrassing!) This morning, finally, I show a net loss on the scale....down two pounds today! So technically, I have only lost five pounds since joining SP but I am THRILLED!

WHY this has taken so long I don't know...but I am definitely healthier than when I started. My changes have been gradual. I know more ( have learned a lot!!) and am applying it better, though it is an ongoing process.

I really admire those who have managed to lose literally hundreds of pounds to my tiny 5, YOU have helped me...and I thank you.

  
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BOOKWERME 5/5/2010 6:33PM

    I AGREE!!!! Thanks for your support.

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NCURTIS10 5/5/2010 6:19PM

    It's better to lose it slow than to lose it fast and gain it all back emoticon

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BOOKWERME 5/5/2010 1:48PM

    I agree...of course I have lost 11 lbs in addition to this last two...in the last year! Still a pound a month for a year is not bad considering all the other stuff that has gone on.Just to I ultimately get to where I want to go..that's what counts. I am DEFINITELY much healthier than two yrs ago!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/5/2010 1:33PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I was on a year long plateau that finally broke 6 months ago. They can be so frustrating. Keep up the hard work. Mine is a slow loss to which is better than a quick one that would come back quicker.

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ILOVELIFE2012 5/5/2010 9:07AM

    congrats on your 5 lb. weight loss. I'm of the belief that things happen for a reason and if you lose 5 lbs. in a week or in 2 1/2 years, it's all good ya know? Something kinda motivating if you are interested and may or may not heard of. Head to your local grocery store and pick up a 5 lb. bag of potatoes. That's how much is "off" of your body..... way to go.

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Tennessee Flooding May 3, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

I went out early this morning...it was still very misty...to see what I could get pictures of. I tried some video with my camera (didn't know it could take video) but can't seem to access it which is too bad as it would show the extent of our flooding so well. These are a variety of images taken around our farm.

This is looking east toward the north side of our house (rear) and the garden.

Bruce standing on the road...water behind him is waist deep if you were to walk down the roadway (my son did it yesterday). The roadway is elevated through this area.

debris left by the water when the runoff went over the driveway. Note the culvert in the foreground.

view of the rear of the cow field...looking toward neighbors house and golf course.


view from the road looking up my son's driveway.

  
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MARIE4950 5/4/2010 9:19PM

    I miss you Asta, I have been thinking of you and glad you are ok.
Love the pictures. Keep strong.
Love you,

Marie emoticon

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JCHOATEX2 5/4/2010 6:48PM

    That first picture is absolutely gorgeous, like it should be on a postcard or notecard! I'm glad you're all safe and hopefully, dry!

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BOOKWERME 5/3/2010 4:51PM

    Thanks...we are FINE. Wish I could say the same for all the people I am seeing on TV..homes flooded, rescues continue all day today. At least weather is gorgeous.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/3/2010 4:16PM

    I am so glad you are safe I pray you stay safe.

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CELEST 5/3/2010 3:33PM

    The elements are soooo powerful wow. I love your house, its like something out of a glossy magazine. I miss living on a farm, and once in the paradise, I'm hoping I will be able to live on one again with a whole McDonalds farm of animals.

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KVANCLEAVE 5/3/2010 12:03PM

    I'm glad you are OK. It looks like the house escaped being flooded, that is great. Is there another way to get somewhere that is not underwater or is that the only road?
Sending lots of prayers for all our brothers and sisters, dealing with this old system, and all of it's trials. Take good care, and thanks for letting us know you're OK. emoticon emoticon

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COWBOY49 5/3/2010 10:43AM

    God be with you. A friend of mine sent me several photos she had taken out in there back pasture of a house floating by.

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Tennessee Flooding May 2, 2010

Sunday, May 02, 2010

I am going to try to put up the pictures I took early this morning..before this afternoon's deluge which is ongoing as I write. The water is much higher than when I took the pictures. These were taken around our property here on the farm. The water over the road is now knee deep in more than one place and even the trucks cannot get through any more.

Normally, no water would be standing here..view from house towards the road.
This is from the driveway looking towards the road.

This is looking towards the "spring" where all this water is heading. NO water is normally visible here..the spring is about 15 feet below the surface normally.

This is water over the road...now much deeper. To the left of the road is our field...and the road is about at the level of my shoulder or even head depending upon where you are standing...so this water is deep.

  
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BARETREES130 5/4/2010 8:50AM

    WoW!!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures Asta emoticon
Things like this make me realize my smallness in the world.
How we humans have no control over the elements that is.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/3/2010 4:17PM

    Please be careful.

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RASCALSMOMMA 5/2/2010 6:50PM

    Thank you Asta for keeping us posted. Hope all your neighbors are safe! Hugs Laurie

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Success...sort of.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Well, I just don't know what to say. I had a Dr. app't yesterday. We were discussing blood sugars and food choices. I knew I had lost some weight...but didn't have the exact numbers. He told me I have lost 11 pounds in the last year. Great, right?

Well, yes and no.

I joined SP in Feb. of 2007. Thought I would be getting my nearly 30 lbs off pronto.THAT did not happen. I lost three. Then some health issues and weight gain. SO, that 11 pounds means I have finally gotten the ten off that I had regained...and finally made it down to just under my current marker (not moved yet)

SO, I am thrilled that I seem to finally be breaking the set-point that has held me captive for a long time...but it is embarrassing to have GAINED weight while I am trying to lose it.

I can feel the difference in my clothing now. I am definitely healthier now than I was three years ago. I am my own worst enemy though...hence the slow progress. BUT progress IS progress.

So, the bottom line will be that I continue on from here..and I hope to eventually get where I want to go.

  
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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/3/2010 4:18PM

    It's still emoticon no matter how you look at it.

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BOOKWERME 5/2/2010 4:43PM

    Keeping the T-Tapp going AND mowing is what seems to have finally nudged things along. Especially the huge mow job I took on at my daughter's house just over a week ago..but I seem to be staying down which pleases me no end!

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CELEST 5/2/2010 4:40PM

    That's the way I feel too, progress is progress. I hit a plateau and still am sitting at the same weight. Terrible thing about plateaus is they leave you deviating from the great pattern you had going...well it does me anyway. So tomorrow morning I will have to do my utmost to try and break through the plateau. I know how, just need to stomp on it and get it done.

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OZARKMEL 5/1/2010 8:48PM

  You'll get there...you have a good, positive attitude. This isn't a contest, there won't be any winners nor will there be any losers! One day at a time, sometimes one hour at a time...this is a "long haul" job. Education and getting your mindset to change are key....if you know you can do it you can... "if you think you can you will, if you think you can't you won't"....I think you can!! Hang in there, you ARE making progress and that is fantastic!!

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