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Slump Over!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

"To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution." ~Joe Cordare

Well, after gaining the pound last week I pushed myself and was able to lose that pound plus some. Not only did I lose the weight but I gained a better feeling about myself. I have gone through and revamped my workout schedule and routine, it now seems to be working better. YAY!!

With this slump, though, came the possibility that I may not reach my goal of another 20lbs by July 22, unles by some miracle I am able to lose 10 lbs in one week. Personally I don't think that is realistic for me, so I'm OK with not meeting my next goal. Does that mean I'm going to change them, no. I believe that if i continue to work at the rate I'm going that I'll be able to make of for my lost time eventually. I will leave all the dates the same and set a new goal to catch up. It may be my next dated goal or the one after, but I will get it all back under control so that I may reach my goal weight on my original goal date.....if not sooner. I CAN do it and I WILL do it.

With the help of Sparkpeople and all my sparkfriends it will get done and life will continue to be great. emoticon

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HOTMOMA970 7/19/2009 11:36PM

    you seem to have such a good attitude, i should learn something from that. i have gained 6 pounds and lost an inch. things happen in weird ways so don't let yourself get down about it. emoticon emoticon

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DINY123 7/17/2009 4:19AM

    Good luck with that- and thanks so much for stopping by my page!- My spouse is looking at a job in IOWA- so maybe we can get married too?!!!!

Concrats on all fronts!-Diana

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One Pound=win or lose?

Friday, July 10, 2009

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
~Eleanor Roosevelt

I weighed in on Wednesday and gained a pound. This was my first pound gained since February, now there have been a couple of times when I neither loss nor gained, but never actually gained. It has taken me two days to ponder this. I was really bummed that I had gained b/c I just knew that it would through my goals all off kilter; but by the time I went to bed I started to realize that it was only one pound and I could recover.
These last two days have been spent reflecting on my journey and I have now found where my slips where and what I could do to help balance them back out. I noticed that I have gone two weeks with only one workout session a! I was also feeling sluggish and unmotivated, I'm pretty sure because my body wasn't being energized. After my workout today I feel much better and have become more determined to do better this next week.
I know one pound isn't a lot, but I think I had gotten so use to not gaining any weight that it struck me as a warning; which I will heed and take as useful information to my lifestyle change strategies.


YAY!! for Swimming!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

"The water is your friend. You don't have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move."
~Aleksandr Popov

I love the water and being in it makes me feel so much more relaxed. Swimming is something I have always loved and found out today I can still spend hours out in the water. I find that when I am out there, I have no worries. I swim, I play, I float and relax. I just love it, it is a part of me. It has been a long time since I've been able to swim in just a swimsuit with out shorts over it. I'm so excited about swimming that I think I'm going to start taking my nieces and nephews to the beach (or what can be construed as a beach here in Iowa) at least twice a week.

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DINY123 6/27/2009 10:19PM

    Water---- what a wonderful thing!- I wish I could go too!

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I'm Getting Married!!!!!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

"What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

I am so very excited, my partner and I have been together going on six yrs and to mark that six year mark we are getting married. Yes, on our anniversary which puts it on a Tuesday in August, but who cares. I'm excited that I am finally getting married.
We have decided that we are going to have a small ceremony this year and plan for a big wedding next year. This came about because my brother is also getting married this year and his wedding is creating a lot of chaos and also b/c I want to get married ASAP before the government decides to change the laws again and it will give me 13months to plan my wedding. I have so many ideas that have been going through my head for years and now I need to start making my decisions....boy there are a lot to make. I figured beginning with the minister and place is the best starting spot. I find I come up with a lot of my decisions while I'm doing something where I have a lot of time to think.
I am so excited that I can't even put it into words and I love to talk...hmmm. The ball has started rolling and my weight loss journey just became more determined....I love this feeling of ecstasy.

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NEKOSIMPLY 7/30/2009 5:19PM

    That's wonderful! Congrats!

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KAYDOOMOM 7/12/2009 6:55PM

    My best wishes to you both.

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_MAOMAO_ 6/29/2009 3:13AM

  WOW! YIPPEE! Congratulations! A wedding is the neatest 6th anniversary celebration I can begin to imagine, I'm SO happy for both of you!

I was acquainted with a couple in Seattle, close friends of a friend. Bobby - the girl, and Pat - the boy. They were high school sweethearts, joined at the hips in college and on. They got married for their 10th anniversary.

How romantic, to marry someone with whom you've lived, whom you know very very well - and love each other enough to marry each other!

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DINY123 6/27/2009 10:18PM

    CONDGRATES!- I hope you are very happy-

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CASEYROJAS 6/26/2009 8:08PM

    Congratulations!!!! emoticon

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CALOUSTE 6/26/2009 7:29PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! That is truly wonderful. I wish you two the best. :)

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Curve in the Road

Saturday, May 09, 2009

"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
-Sir Winston Churchill, from the essay 'Painting as a Pastime', published at the end of Thoughts and Adventures.

So, so very true! I like the fact that my journey to a healthy lifestyle will never end. It is forever! Not only that, but it keeps me motivated knowing that there will always be ways I can improve and change what I am doing to make life more wonderful.
Just today I improved my path a little. I realized that I am burning way more calories that I had originally set my goal to, which is awesome, but I needed to reset my goals. It is very invigorating to know that my stamina and excitement is improving and taking me in a new direction. This week I have made many changes to my original plan and it's all due to the fact that I am feeling and knowing that I can do more than I could when I started. Yay Me! and good luck to everyone on carving their own paths. emoticon

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IPANEMAOAKLAND 5/12/2009 12:30PM

    You are doing a great job and are an inspiration to others. Thank you!

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KEEPITMOVING 5/11/2009 9:20AM

    YAY you is right! you know, i find it empowering and fulfilling once i really found myself commited to this as a lifestyle, and diet is now one of my infamous 4-letter words. every day gives us a new opportunity to change, be better, and learn. i'm so proud of and happy for you. do it up! nancy
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