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Snowing *Again*

Thursday, November 30, 2006

We have already had enough snow for the entire winter. Trouble is, it has also been very cold and windy, so we haven't been able to get outside to enjoy it. Soon I want to bring out my cross-country skis.


The Payoff

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"The Payoff: By refusing to be a perfectionist, you can take most of the stress out of weight loss. You’ll see small problems as what they are—very small problems, not major calamities that mean you've blown it. You'll be able to find pleasure and satisfaction in the fact you’re learning as you go and doing a little better all the time. No more making things worse because your perfectionism caused you to write off the rest of the day or week after one little slip."

I found the above in an article on the Sparks resource center under motivation, called: Moderation in All Things. It hits me smack in the forehead, and I've always known myself to be a bit of a perfectionist!! (understatement)

Let me give myself some advise:

Cut yourself some slack girl. You may not make your goal of 150 by year end. However, you will make it. If not December 31st, how about January 31st, or May 31st or August 31st. What difference does it make? You are healthier now than you have been in a really long time. Enjoy the process and be filled with grattitude that you have found this amazing place.

Thank you to all the wonderful people helping me get through each day here. I love you all.

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ATRANSFORMATION 11/30/2006 11:04AM

    Reading your blog reminds me of what I just put in mine....NORMAL people gain weight during the holidays. If we maintain, it means we are about 5 pounds ahead of the game...and like NORMAL folks, start over on New Years...Isn't that what we are all striving for? NORMALCY??? My goal of 200 by New Years is probably not going to happen either, but no wet noodles to flog myself. I look back to where I was a year ago, and stand I know you are doing!

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Back in the saddle

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Well, although I felt drained yesterday morning, I did feel better by evening. I was able to finish another assignment (one more to do by tomorrow), so I could check that off my list. The weather was crappy and dangerous to be out, so nobody had to drive to hockey practice. But no exercise for me, as I did homework. Trying to set a good example for the kids.

Now this morning, I rolled out of be by 5:30 am and got my butt in gear. Jogged 4.33 miles on the treadmill, and I'm feeling good about the day. When I went to have my shower afterwards, I noticed in the mirror that there was white patches (dried salt) on my face. **COOL** I've never noticed that before.

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    Just checkin' in to say hi...can so relate to the sluggish feelings. I truly believe, like all mammals, there is a part of us that needs to hibernate as the seasons change. It REALLY takes effort to keep up the activity that comes more naturally in the warmer seasons.

I hiked all weekend (thank GOD, because I ate enough to compensate for it) but all I want to do is sleep since we have been home! You are still such an inspiration. I love the way you force yourself to DO IT!!!

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How's that???

Monday, November 27, 2006

Today I feel sluggish. Almost to the point of not caring about losing anymore. I have had decent sleep, but a hectic weekend. I'm going to put this down to stress and leave it behind me. I know in my heart that I am not giving up this healthy lifestyle. Just two days ago I was talking to a friend about a sprint tri-athalon that I want to participate in next summer. How do I go from there to here in such a short period of time?

Okay, here is a perfect chance to listen to the advise I dole out to others so easily. *Back to Basics* for me it is. I will drink my water today. I will plan my meals and eat good food for my body. I will walk outdoors for exercise today, and I already walked this morning to work, at minus 25 C and windy. Talk about dedication. But I so want to make this healthy lifestyle work for me.

I know what I need to do. And now I feel better. Thank you journal!


Long Distance Week

Friday, November 24, 2006

Well, after being away from home Monday and Tuesday, I came back to rock some exercise distances. Wednesday evening I ran 4.25 miles. Last night, although I was tired and didn't want to go on the bike, once I got on there, I went farther than I've ever gone before 27km. The bike's tracker said there was 1000 calories burned. I always think that that is high, for whatever amount it gives me. But what are ya gonna do!! Better than no calories burned at all.

Christmas decorations are all up at work now. Looks so festive and pretty. I haven't started any preparations or shopping yet. Maybe this weekend... between hockey games! LOL, as if.


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