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Happiness is...

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I spent the day with my youngest daughter and my grandbeauties. We had an early breakfast and then went to our planetarium here. They had a great show for kids in the plantetarium. I couldn't get my youngest grand daughter to stop commenting on the show. She was so taken with it.

The planetaruim also has a small museum and our own, "Snooty" the Manatee. All of us were in awe watching him and his mate saunter (can Manatees saunter?) back and forth in their pool. It was a nice day. Lots of walking and a very healthy breakfast. Who could ask for more?

Our challenge starts tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it. I have been overdosing on fruit the last few days. I just can't seem to get enough of it. I have always liked just about any kind of fruit, but it has been a tad ridiculous lately.


Today is the first day...

Monday, July 30, 2007

We have started a challenge in "The Good". It is a walking challenge and weight loss challenge for the month of August. I am very excited about it. The women in that group are spectacular and I cannot think of anything better than a little competitive spirit to help us along on our journey.

Six more pounds. I have been stuck in a weight loss rut. I think part of it is knowing that I have promised to quit smoking when I reach my goal weight. Part of me is so afraid of trying and failing, again. It gets old. But I have to have faith in myself. I am in a different place now. I can do it. I will do it.

Tomorrow is a brand new day and I plan on facing it with a positive attitude and a belief that all things are possible.


At last, rest

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Six days and nights of work last week and four days of school. I was a zombie by the time I walked into work Saturday night. I don't know how I did it, but I did. I missed my Sparkteams terribly. It just didn't seem right to crawl into bed every night without saying hello to everyone.

I love everything about school. I thought I loved photography before I took this class. I am like a child with a new toy. I often wonder why I waited so long. I know my instructor can see the glee in my eyes and I don't even try to hide my exuberance.

I simply feel good. I have made a life change and Sparkpeople is at the root of it all. I take my little walks on the wild side and have treats now and then, but I always manage to return to my proper place at the end of the day.

I have a pair of Levi's that were my favorite jeans three years ago. They fit perfectly. It has been nearly three years since I have tried to put them on. Well, yesterday I pulled them on and swish! the zipper flew closed with no effort whatsoever. I was (and still am) walking on air.

Thanks to everyone for making this journey so rewarding for me.


Summer is here

Monday, April 30, 2007

I know the weather may not be summer like elsewhere, but here in Florida our pool water is cool and refreshing. I worked out on the elliptical today and ventured into twenty minutes of invigorating swimming. It is summer when I can swimm without my teeth chattering. I am so excited that I can add swimming to my exercise routine now.

I slept for most of the day today. I take sleep when I can get it now. I was upset for a bit when I woke and realized that I had slept so late, but when it hit me that I felt revitalized I was okay with it.

I am down another pound. I hope I can continue to lose a pound a week. I will be right on track to reach my goal weight by the third week in June. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I am very excited.

Quitting smoking follows meeting my goal weight. I know it will be hard, but I know I can do it.


Bad day but that's okay

Monday, April 23, 2007

I lost a pound this week. I got up this morning and worked out on the elliptical. I was very happy to get my exercise out of the way.

I have to admit that I just felt like being naughty today. My calories are near two-thousand, but I am not kicking myself. I enjoyed my little trip on the wild side. I think knowing that it was only for today made it all right.

I started wearing my pedometer. I was amazed to see that I walked 22,000 steps yesterday. I do work a double on Sunday, but I had no idea that I lifted my feet and put them down that much. Of course, if I had been listening to my legs and feet I would have known.

I feel pretty good. I can see the changes in my body and that feels good. I just need to get to my goal weight so that I can put these darned cigarettes down for good.


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