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Awesome Milestone Met

Friday, March 14, 2014

As of my weigh in last night, I have passed the 25 pounds lost mark. The feeling is so awesome. But more than that, I have the boost from making it this far. It has helped me to change my thinking, I can do this. Each week, I don't care how much my loss is, I just hope it's a loss. I'm rarely disappointed. Only one weigh in so far was an increase, and a small one at that. I know there will be set backs and road blocks. But right now, I feel like they will be hurdles, to be dealt with when they occur, not to be worried about now. Live in the moment, do what it takes. Keep moving. emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 3/16/2014 8:44PM

    Proud of you Dawn! emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 3/15/2014 7:09AM

    Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon
keep up the good work
and we miss you in the chat room

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GREENEYES_42 3/14/2014 4:22PM

    Congratulations!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANE1216 3/14/2014 1:41PM

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WEIGH to go!!!!!! and CONGRATS! you are doing great!

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TRAVELGO 3/14/2014 1:33PM

  What a great attitude you have!! Baby steps!

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Little Triumph

Monday, March 03, 2014

This weekend was one that tried my ability to stay within my point allotment. On Sunday, I went with a friend to Omaha. We were shopping for her wedding flowers. One the way home, we stopped at Applebee's. Although Applebee's is very WW friendly, I opted to choose one of my old favorites, as well as the Queso Blanca Dip. It was delish!! But part way through dinner, my friends daughter said to me, "I thought you were on a diet". Well, she's right. I am. But that does not mean that I have to eat a certain way all of the time. It doesn't mean I can't splurge now and again. It doesn't mean that I'm only going to eat things that are what people normally associate with "dieting". At first I was taken aback by her comments. But, then it started me thinking more. People have a preconceived notion of what "dieting" entails. You can only eat this and this. Or you fail. In my opinion, that is why almost all diets fail. You don't allow for living. For eating and making the higher caloric/points foods work into your life. Like I told that girl last night, I don't eat like this all the time. Most of the time it's a lot of chicken, turkey, and tons and tons of fruits and vegetables. There are times when I don't eat any meat all day. There are times I don't eat bread. It just figures into our chosen meals for the day. I've had days where I ate no meals, just snacks. One thing, though, that HAS changed, and I NEVER thought it would, is cheese. I don't eat nearly as much cheese as I used to. I don't eat it on vegetables anymore. No cheese on burgers or sandwiches. I cut way way back, and before I knew it, I'd really cut back. I still have low cal string cheese, laughing cow cheese. But just a bit at a time. I've noticed a little more energy. It's hard to describe, because it's not like I'm peppy. I'm still tired most of the time. But when I get up to do something, it's not near the chore. And I can jump up instead of limping in. All these changes with only 22.2 pounds lost so far. I'm feeling more positive and confident that I can do this.

Feelings: Empowered, strong, positive, eager
Stephen: I'm coping today.
Diet: It's working
Friends: Things are going good.
Meetings: Only missed one and that was due to work.

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JANE1216 3/3/2014 8:16PM

    I think you're doing great! Keep the focus - it's working and you're working the WW "diet" --- and we know it works! So let's not mess with what's working --- you are, like you said, "empowered, strong, positive, eager" ---- here's a woohoo for you --- no wait! two woohoo for you!!!

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Weighing in

Thursday, February 13, 2014

It's weigh in day again. Seems like that day of the week comes around way too fast. I fell good about tonight's weigh-in. Crossing my fingers!

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DAWNOPFER 2/14/2014 9:59AM

    It totally rocked!! Last week up .4, this week, down by a full 3 pounds...... whew

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JANE1216 2/13/2014 7:12PM

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WORKNPROGRESS49 2/13/2014 3:56PM

    Best Wishes on your weigh in tonight!!! emoticon

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KARUNK 2/13/2014 3:55PM

    It is nice to see you out here struggling with the rest of us. Hope your weigh-in made you smile.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Time has gotten away from me. Last thing I remember, it was June and my son was in an accident. Now it's January. I had to pull myself out of the deepest pit of depression I had ever found myself in. It's time to change things around. It's time to return to the living.

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KARUNK 1/31/2014 12:40PM

    You can do it Dawn - There is nothing like time to take the sting away from our tragedies. God bless you and your efforts. emoticon

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HDHAWK 1/13/2014 9:12PM

    I just joined this team the other day and ran across your blog. I'm sorry for you loss. Your son would want you to be healthy. I see you have several grandchildren too. Sending hugs your way.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 1/12/2014 9:56PM

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LOOZINITNOW 1/12/2014 9:49PM

    It's a fresh year. Time to put your self first and foremost again. This year holds great things for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANE1216 1/12/2014 9:19PM

    So good to read your blog -- it's a blog of hope and I just know that you will move forward and that things will change for you. The other day, I randomly clicked on a pic of Richard Simmons on my homepage news and it was an interview of him talking about his 39 years of being the exercise guru that he is. When asked what he loves most about what he does, he said that he loves to give people hope --- so many struggling with their weight and health have lost their hope. But he went on to say "with hope, we can cope" --- that really hit me and I'm so glad I clicked on that article. Hope really does help us cope.

You are on your way . . . . . . God bless.

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Give your keys to your Designated Driver before you touch your first drink

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

That has become my "cause" now. I keep pushing everyone to drive safe. Call for a ride. Stay. Whatever you must do, just do not drive drunk. But as I was thinking it over. I realized that most of the time, the designated driver doesn't have the keys until its time to go. So, why not give the DD your keys before you even have one drop of anything to drink? That would take away that old argument where you say your not drunk, when it is obvious to everyone around you that you are. My son might still be alive today if he had given his keys to his DD at the beginning of the night. Maybe not, but he sure would have had a lot better odds on making it home safe that night.

So, let it be a lesson to everyone, give your keys to your DD before you even begin. And DD's, don't desert the people who have entrusted you to take care of them. Seriously. Keep an eye on them. You are the one making the sober choices, don't leave them to go do your own thing. Don't desert them because something that sounds more fun comes along. It just might cost that person their life. Can you live with the guilt of knowing that?? Think it thought bevore you bail out on someone.

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KARUNK 9/3/2013 10:35AM

    Those are good words and a lot of people need to hear them. Hope you find some Joy in your day. - emoticon

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JAM2DREW 7/31/2013 10:07PM

    A wonderful cause Dawn. I hope you can spread your message. Hugs!

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