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What's the Matter with Me?

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I started this program at 270 pounds with a shape like a barrel. In the last 10 months I have lost 68 pounds and lots of inches. I now am shaped like a woman and I like it. I have changed my lifestyle and my eating habits and feel comfortable with the amount of food I am eating and exerise I do. ( I think that means I have to eat less and exercise more ) emoticon

Today my DH and his brother are coming back from a hiking trip in Canyonlands Utah. DH's brother hasn't seen me since I lost weight - 68 pounds ago, and I want to "impress" him. So this morning I must have tried on 4 or 5 outfits to find the one that looked best. Not one of them pleased me. When I was heavier I always wore loose fitting clothes to hide my "barrel". As I have been losing, I have been wearing better fitting clothes and it feels good. However, this morning I was obsessed with my "muffin top" . How petty. Now at least I have a shape to show a muffin top.

I vow to be more grateful for what I have accomplished and my health and activity and not worry about little flaws.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 5/5/2010 5:35PM

    congrats on your successes, you look great and I am sure it will be noticed.

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RURAL3 5/5/2010 3:58PM

    We are always our own worst critics. I can identify with you though. You will impress your BIL no matter what you wear. Even your old clothes because they will hang on you and he will see how much you have lost. I am sure he will be amazed at the wonderful job you have done. emoticon emoticonjob

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SKINNYPAT62 5/5/2010 1:14PM

    Hi, Daisy! You look fabulous! I know you will get some nice compliments! I have 60 lbs. but have at least 60 more to go! Someday I will look like you!

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ENUFF81020 5/5/2010 2:55AM

    Hi there,
Your brother will be caught off guard by exactly how awesome that you look--as will your husband, since neither of them hasseen you as you now look. It sounds like you and your vrother havea close relationship--that will take care of everything else. I am so glad that you have family who you can celebrate your "new you" with.
Keep a well-deserved smile on your face!
Gentle hugs,

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AELARLEE1 5/4/2010 8:01PM

    Impressive!! Congrats on the success! I bet you will look great!

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CAROLYNVIL 5/4/2010 3:35PM

    emoticon on losing 68 pounds,no small feat. you have done well. I'm sure your brother in law will notice. carolyn

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JBKSMOM 5/4/2010 2:29PM

    Congrats on your 68 pound loss. Sometimes we worry so much about impressing others that we forget to impress oursleves. Keep up the good work.

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AFERRARI 5/4/2010 2:19PM

    emoticon on the weight loss. And remember you are beautiful, dont be so hard on yourself.

Have a great day

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MTNGRL 5/4/2010 11:56AM

    What a fantastic job. So you have a little muffin top, better than the whole pan! Hugs, keep up the good work.

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BOVEY63 5/4/2010 11:54AM

    Congrats on losing the 68 pounds! You're doing great!

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DOLLGURL 5/4/2010 11:25AM

    emoticon...you are doing great!

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SMILEY_75 5/4/2010 11:13AM

    I know whatever outfit you decided on will be the best.
He will notice how good you look for sure.

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    Way to go on your weight loss

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WELLNESSME09 5/4/2010 11:09AM

    emoticonon your weight lose emoticonit won't matter what outfit you wear I'm sure your DH brother will notice... emoticon emoticon

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MZLADY77 5/4/2010 11:08AM

    Good for you! emoticon

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TGROOMS1 5/4/2010 11:05AM

    Great Attitude.

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Lazy Sunday

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Without DH around, I can do whatever I want. I have been very busy and active this week so today I am going to stay home and do mundane things. I have put the laundry on and am cleaning the fridge one shelf at a time. I cleaned the utility room and watered the plants. I have to finish the bills I started yesterday. The only exercise I think I'll do is to walk my dog, Bucky. Right now, I am going to listen to instrumentals and finish reading a good book I started a couple of days ago. It's very popular right now so I only have a 7 day loan from the library. Its called A RELIABLE WIFE and is written by Robert Goolrick. Boring blog, but relaxing day!

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RURAL3 5/4/2010 1:12AM

    sounds like a great day to me....except the part about cleaning the refrigerator

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AELARLEE1 5/2/2010 11:50PM

    Hope you had a great day...my own day was slow and lazy AFTER I arrived home from a bumpy plane ride. Have a great week!

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KOFFEENUT 5/2/2010 10:26PM

    I read "A Reliable Wife" and it WAS a good book - enjoy!!!

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JEWITCH 5/2/2010 1:14PM

    Where is tthe lazy? emoticon This sounds like a pretty busy Sunday to me. Well anyways have a good one.

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CLCCOOL 5/2/2010 12:28PM

    At what point are you planning to be lazy?

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GABY1948 5/2/2010 11:52AM

    Not boring at all, Nancy. I like my time alone too and always manage to find something to clean to keep busy. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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Wonderful Weekend

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Yesterday I walked for about 4 miles up the Chataqua (sp?) Trail in Boulder with a friend. It was sunny, rainy, snowy and hailed all in the course of our 2 hour hike. We had a great time and came back bubbling.

We met up with 2 other friends and made a nice salad with shrimp, pork and turkey and ate it with a glass of white wine and garlic bread. I was well within my calories.

Today I went to spinning class, went to the Farmer's Market then took Bucky for a 2 mile walk around some lakes. It was sunny and beautiful with a cool breeze. This afternoon I will probably go shopping for some new teflon cookware.

I made some bean and ham soup in my crockpot with a SP recipe...Boy was it good!

I hope the rest of the weekend is as nice as the last 2 days.

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RURAL3 5/4/2010 1:12AM

    I think you are on vacation again emoticon

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ENUFF81020 5/1/2010 10:17PM

    Wow, it sounds like a perfect time and an absolutely great way to spend a weekend with friends. Good for you for mixing activity and fun with your friend and with Bucky too. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 5/1/2010 8:38PM

    Great weekend! Glad you had such a good time. May it just be the start to as wonderul a WEEK!

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HINOTO 5/1/2010 6:07PM

    I"m glad you had a wonderful weekend! Hubby and I went out on a hike yesterday too and it was windy and cold! haha!

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OURELEE1 5/1/2010 6:02PM

  Glad you are enjoying your weekend.

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Moving Forward!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I had 2 high calorie days in a row...Darn it! I was feeling a little discouraged. I haven't slipped 2 days in a row before. But I read a great article on Spark - 1 Step Back, 2 steps Forward. So I will move on today - within my calorie range. I will do my Strength Training, Walk my dog, and go to my Master's class tonight. It would be really stupid to let the slips derail me now. I have been feeling so good, so strong. Now I've had a taste of what my life used to be like and I am NOT going back. My DH is in Utah, hiking with his brother and I am a little lonely, but I won't let that get me down. I have made arrangements with a friend to go hiking together in Boulder on Friday and then make a healthy meal together at her house. I am just going to move on with my healthy life.

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ENUFF81020 5/1/2010 10:20PM

    One slip up--even if it covers two days means little in the course of things. Keep your resolve and get right back with your plan. A bonus is if you come away from the problem with a new bit of insight about yourself. emoticon

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HINOTO 4/29/2010 9:08AM

    I've blown it a couple of times this year, but I always tell myself that tomorrow is another day, and just move on. No use in beating yourself up over it!

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GUCCI-MOMMA 4/29/2010 8:49AM

    emoticon. We have all had slip ups from time to time. The thing to remember is that each day is a new day with new beginnings. It sounds like you have it all under control now. Have your self a wonderful day with lots of great choices.

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AELARLEE1 4/29/2010 8:32AM

    Great perspective! Like you I have days where the calories I burn in exdercise are wasted on a dessert or a large portion. Thsi is a great reminder and a good way for me to start my day.

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GABY1948 4/29/2010 7:44AM

    By all means stay busy and on Spark. emoticon

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Walk at Work Day

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Since today is National Walk at Work Day, I am wearing my grey and lavender Shape Up shoes along with grey pants and a lavender top. I am going to see how many of my co-workers I can get to walk with me. We have a small park near our office which has a nice 1 mile walk.

You can tell I'm near retirement 'cause I'm much more excited about that than the big business meeting at 11 am.

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HINOTO 4/28/2010 11:39AM

    Hehe sounds like you are ready to go! hopefully you can get a lot of your coworkers to go with you :)

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MRE1956 4/28/2010 10:23AM

    Well, even though I'm wearing a fancier-than-usual dress, my footwear count as being "pedestrian-friendly", and the weather is acceptible, so I'll be doing my usual post-lunch walk.....no plans that I know of where I am as far as "National Day" goes.....but that's fine.....not a problem for me.....


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HANGINON 4/28/2010 10:23AM

    Good for you! You're an inspiration to all of us! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 4/28/2010 9:56AM

    Woohoo! I know how close it is getting AND how excited you are...I am excited for you. It really IS going fast!

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