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February Results

Thursday, February 28, 2013

February was a strange month. I was doing all the right things up until last weekend when we had a big family celebration. I left feeling a little upset that I had barely lost any weight. I was encouraged, though, that the trip would trick my body into getting out of it's slump.

March is a clean slate. I'll be updating my goals first thing tomorrow. I'm anticipating success!

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DANCINCAJUN1 3/2/2013 10:59PM

    We are doing it !! Let's go GF .... Roc
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COMPUCATHY 3/2/2013 10:05AM

    Atta girl! Anticipating success sounds terrific! You can do it! Leave February behind and make your mark on March! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 3/1/2013 9:50AM

    Sometimes it just takes a new day or a new month to reenergize us to keep pushing forward. You can do this!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/1/2013 8:09AM

    Wishing you a successful March!

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PURPLELVR7 3/1/2013 6:59AM

    no gain, lost some weight emoticon

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HAVEFUN2LOSE 3/1/2013 3:21AM

    "Barely lost any weight"...mmm take it that means you lost a little and didn't gain???
emoticon "Always look on the bright side of life"

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SWANATOPIA 2/28/2013 11:51PM

    I actually gained 6-7 during the month of Feb. and then had a steep loss at the end of the month. I just got over a plateau myself which is one of the reasons I think my weight is flying off so dramatically. I had sat on a plateau (170 pounds) for 4 months and when it broke...it broke!


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TWIDDLYDE 2/28/2013 10:31PM


I like clean slates - the best clean slate is found in scripture - Lam 3:22 - 23 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

New every morning! What a way to start a day!

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DONNACFIT 2/28/2013 9:24PM

    Yeah..March is a clean slate..we can do it!!

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PAULALALALA 2/28/2013 9:15PM

    Bri....I think it WAS a success! I'm facing the same thing at the end of March...my son's wedding on March 30. So anything I can do now can only be helpful for those last few days when I might not have as much control or choice over my activity level or food intake.

In the past I would have thought that I might as well not try to be "good" because I couldn't uphold it at the end of the month. Now that I'm older and wiser I realize that what I do NOW can not only make me feel more on top of things in the present, but also when the family celebrations start.

My vigilance now for exercise and tracking food will keep me grounded even though I know it will only be getting crazier and more stressful with each coming day this month.

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Mid Journey

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I was thinking about how incredible the journey is. I was thinking I feel great being over halfway to my goal. I found myself a little sad that the journey would come to an end. I know, I'll have maintenence. It's sort of the feeling I got when I got out of high school. The "new" world awaits - it took a journey of one class at a time to get there. Yet, a door closes and the feeling of moving ahead is, candidly, intimidating.

I'm glad the journey is a process. If I was suddenly goal weight, where would those milestones be? Those are great moments, not to be missed. I am thankful for where I am, knowing I've accomplished things I never thought I would, met some terrific people along the way, and learned that even when I was next to home bound for long stretches at a time that there is a wonderful world full of people that care.

I'm thankful for the setbacks, too. So far I have proven to myself that they are just setbacks, not pits that gobble me. They make me stronger. Because I've had them I learned that it is ok to reach out for help. In doing so I'm also helping the helper.

I'm liking this journey!

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CINDYCHARLENE 2/25/2013 11:29AM

    Ever heard of the old popular song "Sentimental Journey"? My sister and I used to have fun singing that song in harmony. Harmony hmmmmm. When what we think, say and do are all in harmony, we will have reached the peak of happiness. But we do have to be happy along the way. Great job with your weight loss.

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KATI5668 2/24/2013 1:59PM

    You are doing great & with your positive outlook maintenance won't be that rough..just is an ongoing life change!!

Proud of you...have come a ways...that is super!! emoticon

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CAMSEDGE 2/22/2013 10:04PM

    Congratulations on your success and attitude ...life is a continual journey and sometimes when it is not sunny we just have to make our own sunshine.

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GINGERHAWK 2/21/2013 11:51AM

    How amazing that your half way there - you should be so proud. Also, it's fantastic that you're taking the time to enjoy the journey itself - what a great reminder to us all!

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PEPPYPATTI 2/21/2013 9:37AM

    How awesome! I especially like your take on setbacks. I too have learned how to be stronger. Just coming back from being sick for the last 3 months, I am just now starting back with a renewed determination!
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MOMTOCONNOR2003 2/21/2013 9:26AM

    Congrats on being 1/2 way there. I still have 50 pounds to go.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 2/21/2013 7:31AM

    I'm so glad you're enjoying the journey! I am too. There were times in the past when I just wanted to miraculously wake up in a thin body. But I'm so glad that I had to work to get to where I am now. I still have a long way to go, but the journey is such a beautiful trip! A true learning (about myself) experience.

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Working on it!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I'm waking up some un-used muscles today! It feels great!

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BEATLETOT 2/27/2013 9:02AM

    Hooray! Great job!!!

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PAULALALALA 2/20/2013 7:36PM

    emoticon I know that feeling!

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GINGERHAWK 2/20/2013 9:30AM

    That's fantastic - hooray for you!!!!!!!!!

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CYALE76 2/20/2013 7:12AM

    WooHoo !! emoticon

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Clothes Shopping

Monday, February 18, 2013

emoticon I'm getting closer to getting that little black dress. I used to dread shopping. Being honest, I'm still a little uneasy about shopping for a party dress or outfit. I feel confident and I don't want to break the positive spirit if things still look awkward, bumpy and bulgy.

Tomorrow I hope to find something special. I'll let y'all know how it goes. I may just shoP for a bathing suit, too. The hotel has an indoor pool and I want to take advantage of water aerobic exercise.

This is the test of loving my body no matter what it looks like.

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BARB4HEALTH 2/20/2013 8:13AM

    Hope you pass your test with flying colors! emoticon

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CYALE76 2/19/2013 9:49AM

    Hope you have a great time shopping, this is something I need to do but I still dread it

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GINGERHAWK 2/19/2013 9:42AM

    I hope the shopping trip went well. I find shopping to be somewhat stressful myself but have tried to embrace it (and me) as best I can. I hope you found that perfect LBD!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 2/19/2013 8:46AM

    Have fun shopping!

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NYHARDHAT_1 2/19/2013 7:03AM

    check out CATOS if they have one in your area. It has trendy plus size clothing priced right and wears well. Have fun shopping.

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MAKINGHERPROUD 2/18/2013 11:40PM

    Good luck. I'm sure you will find something you love.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 2/18/2013 11:09PM

    Have fun shopping and enjoy the pool. I know I did last September!

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I Overdid Yesterday

Sunday, February 17, 2013

All the excitement of bidding and winning treasures took it's toll on me. Today I am just blah.

Because I was asked, some of my treasures were lighting fixtures for inside and outside, a matching coffee and end table (I thought I was bidding on just the end table but had to get both. Beautiful but I don't have room in the house for the coffee table), a very heavy lamb and lion table decoration, arts and craft supplies, a baby book, and tools.

Have a great Sonday and week ahead. Thanks for coming by.

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63KEEPONGOING 2/18/2013 10:22PM

  Sounds like you had fun!

Love the "Sonday" That is the best kind to have everyday!

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DAISY443 2/18/2013 11:08AM

    Coffee table will make a great item when you have a garage sale! sounds like you got some bargains!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 2/18/2013 8:20AM

    I hope you have a good week!

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CYALE76 2/17/2013 8:45PM

    Sounds like you got some great items. Hope you feel better soon !

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