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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's good to take time to enjoy the little things. Watching my cat explore a new cubbyhole she just found. Listening to 60's music while doing my strength exercises. Stretching without pain. Watching the sun come up on another lovely day. Anticipating a healthy breakfast. Having a job to go to. Looking to see if my friends have posted yet today. Looking forward to the weekend. I could go on and on, but the main thing is when I feel fit and healthy (even though still overweight) life takes on new meaning and I am savoring every moment and praying that this will be the time that I continue to live this way.

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MA2DAPPLES 10/1/2009 1:05AM

    I so agree with you. I give thanks to the Lord every day for the little things in my life that bring such joy to me. It is not the big things that get me through the day but ordinary things are so special like a kiss from my husband, the song of the birds, watching the dogs play, and on and on.

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LOULOUBELLE2 9/30/2009 12:06PM

    Great Idea Daisy, Wonderful blog.
Counting our blessings is always uplifting........
We have so many that we don't even realize. Therefore...
(¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸..•¨¯`-:¦:
*Life is what you make of it...
'*:• Count Your Blessings!•:*'.
-:¦You'll be surprised how many you have.-:¦

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ABERLAINE 9/30/2009 10:53AM

    There are so many little things we can be thankful for, if we only recognize them in our lives. Thanks for the reminder!

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RURAL3 9/30/2009 9:45AM

    I am all with you Nancy....except for the job one. I love retirement. But you have your beautiful weekend home. Life is good.

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BECKYI39 9/30/2009 8:46AM

    I love how positive your blog is. Being positive can make a huge difference, keep it up!!

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All Quiet and Good

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I am feeling good about my slow steady progress. So all is quiet on the calorie front. I am enjoying the beautiful fall weather. emoticon

I even went bike riding when I got home from work yesterday. emoticon

I am trying to decide whether I want to work with the DVD or walk this am. Since this is supposedly the last sunny warm day for a while, I think I'll take Bucky for a walk.

Life is good.

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RURAL3 9/29/2009 8:56PM

    enjoy that weather while you can. It disappears too quickly.

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JUST-AMY 9/29/2009 10:21AM

    Lucky Bucky!

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LKWQUILTER 9/29/2009 8:51AM

    You are certainly doing great. I love this beautiful weather we are having too.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

I like this new lifestyle. Some of the early excitement has worn off, but the deep contentment of living a healthy life is still there. I don't need to impress anyone with great numbers for my weight loss, or present a stunning figure - no one cares about a stunning figure on a 62 year old unless she's a movie star. emoticon What I care about now is the fact that I am not thinking about food all the time and when I do its about what kind of healthy food do I want for this meal. I have found new foods that I never thought I would try - hummus, greek yogurt, spaghetti squash, ... I am exercising - even strength training which I hated when I first started this journey 3 months ago. My clothes are comfortable on me. I was wearing tight 24's and now am getting into my old 20's and they are comfortable. I have new energy and new enthusiasm for life. It may not be exciting but it sure is rewarding.

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DAISYBELL6 9/28/2009 7:42PM

    I'm sorry people thought I was being down on myself or people over 60. I was joking (that's why I used the emoticon emoticon). I am very happy with myself right now and my husband thinks I'm great. I just meant that I'm not worried about attracting men at this time.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/28/2009 3:54PM

    Maybe I am nuts, but I do believe that people (men or women) can still care about 62 year old women. I am 70 years old and I can still attract some men. And my 74 year old husband is still crazy about me. I have been overweight all my life and when I was a single adult, I never had to wait long between dates. Happiness is a choice and I also believe that personality goes a long way. Please don't be so hard on yourself. It gets you nowhere.
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LOULOUBELLE2 9/28/2009 11:06AM

    Don't you dare say that no ones cares about a 62 year old...That's SO NOT TRUE. You are an inspiration to others even if you don't realize it. Besides I care....We young at heart gals need to look as healthy as we can. It shows the younger generation that "healthy" isn't a matter of age!!!

From size 24 to a 20.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRANDMAZ23 9/28/2009 8:49AM

  Good for you! I know exactly how you feel! Eating different but delicious food that I'd never have touched before ... Having more energy through-out the day and sleeping better at night ... And actually feeling comfortable in my clothes, instead of stuffed ... What a difference 3 months have made for both of us!
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Fall Weekend in the Mountains

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another wonderful Fall weekend in the mountains. The weather was beautiful and so were the colors....once again. I'm getting much better at trekking. I can do it without even thinking about it now. I love it!

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RURAL3 9/27/2009 11:44PM

    awesome!!! It has to be so beautiful up there.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Two of the Spark Articles that I read this morning pointed out that just losing 10% of your body weight can affect your health tremendously. One said that losing that much can improve your blood sugar, the other talked about the improvement in your blood pressure. Since I have problems in both areas, my ears perked up. It dawned on me that losing 27 pounds since June 17th is exactly 10 % of my starting body weight.

At my physical my BP was down to 130/80 from 140/90 and my Blood Sugar was 100 down from 112 last year. So, yes indeed, losing 10% of my body weight was great for my health. Also my cholesterol went from 200 last year to 180 this year. I am seeing important results from my efforts.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/26/2009 1:41PM

    I am so glad for the information. I have not reached that goal yet, but I can hardly wait until I get there.
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RURAL3 9/25/2009 12:13PM

    I am excited about this too Nancy. I have lost just shy of 24% since my last visit. I go in for bone density and cholesterol next month. I am actually looking forward to going. Can you believe that? emoticon emoticon You are doing so good.

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LOULOUBELLE2 9/25/2009 10:24AM

    emoticon emoticonSeeing those numbers come down like that makes it all worth well doesn't it.....Nancy, your on your way to a much healthier DaisyBell. emoticongirl, your doing a fantastic job........

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CHAIMANN 9/25/2009 9:40AM

    Good for you!

That's what my doctor has told me, too. "Even taking off 10 or 20 pounds will help." I've done that, and gone past it, so I'm looking forward to seeing the look on his face at my next visit!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/25/2009 8:32AM

    That is great, I also have lost a bit more than 10% of my body weight, I have see increased energy and have to hve my numbers checked in a couple weeks. It is great that you see an improvement

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