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A good week!

Friday, June 22, 2012

It's finally clicked. I have had a really good week in terms of my eating and exercise. I am back in a routine, which for me, is crucial!

I have been eating a very low calorie, balanced diet. Lots and lots of fruits and veggies with a little lean chicken and seafood. I forgot how good I feel when I eat this way.

Even better, I have been back on the treadmill. Even though my foot hasn't completely healed, I still can go for nearly an hour. I may not be going as fast as I did before but at least I'm going! What's even more encouraging is that when I exercise, I feel sooooo much better both physically and mentally. I'm sleeping better and it makes me want to take care of myself even more.

Not sure I lost any weight this week but I am not about to give up. This is so good for me!! Yay!

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BARCINTL 6/27/2012 6:31AM

    That's exactly how to do it! You're on your way!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/23/2012 7:48PM

    Gives me joy to read this since I am stuck in bed with my knee on ice. I am glad someone is enjoying some activity emoticon Enjoy the ride, I know I would. Victoria

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DOROTHYBERO 6/23/2012 6:55AM

    Yay for a good week - glad you are doing much better!

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WALLAHALLA 6/23/2012 1:49AM

    Most excellent! Feeling great is a sign of success. Numbers are not nearly as important as how we look and feel! emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 6/23/2012 12:03AM

    WOW! How AWE~some, Gayl! That's great! I want that, too! That knowing what you're doing is just RIGHT for YOU. Keep up your wonderful progress. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MEXGAL1 6/22/2012 10:30AM

    Good for you having a good week.
Keep up the good work and have a terrific week end.

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The Reunion

Monday, June 11, 2012

I had the BEST time at my high school reunion. It was wonderful seeing friends that I have known for most of my life. I can't tell you how fabulous everyone looked. None of the men had pot bellies and bald heads. They were all in, pretty much, great shape and yes, the hair was grey but wow, they looked fantastic.

The woman looked great too. Some were a little overweight (like me) but that went for everyone. They were truly beautiful women!!

I was voted youngest looking. Isn't that fabulous. Some of my friends looked really amazing, some not so much.

We had a Doctor (Pulmonolgist), business owners, and even a couple that had retired. I learned about those had passed away, and some that had made it big). I had so much fun.

I believe friendships like these last a lifetime!

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NASFKAB 6/29/2012 10:02PM

  great to meet up with old friends

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WALLAHALLA 6/12/2012 12:45AM

    Sounds wonderful. I'm happy your walk down memory lane was a pleasant one, and that you have new wonderful memories to add. Sometimes it is good to look back.

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PHEBESS 6/11/2012 12:03PM

    Glad you had a great time with that!

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DOROTHYBERO 6/11/2012 10:29AM

    So glad you had a good time - I have one coming up this month!

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

On Saturday I am going to my high school reunion. I'm so excited to see some friends I haven't seen in decades. I won't say how many but suffice to say, it's a lot!

I wish I were thinner, wish I looked better but I am not going to let that stop me from going. I am sure not everyone looks fabulous either :)

This is going to be so much fun. I can't wait!

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PHEBESS 6/11/2012 12:05PM

    I went to my 20th HS reunion - and it was funny, I weighed the same as when I graduated HS (which was about 180 lbs) - everyone said I looked great, and there were all these women who had gained weight. I realized that the best part about being chubby in HS was that I was still the same size, but now I looked good in it!

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DOROTHYBERO 6/8/2012 4:50PM

    Hope you hae a wonderful time!

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WALLAHALLA 6/8/2012 1:03AM

    Hope you have a blast!

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ILOVEROSES 6/7/2012 10:28PM

    Have fun catching up with your HS friends. emoticon emoticon

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Ever Feel Like Screaming?????

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I finally feel that I am back on track. I've been eating much healthier and feel more focused. This is good.

I don't take seriously lots of supplements but I was watching Dr. Oz and he was talking about "Green Coffee Extract". What attracted me to this was the fact that it was proven to lower cholesterol. Since my cholesterol is always very high, I decided to try it. It's just a pill, twice a day after meals. It's all natural and now I've heard lots of buzz on this.

Interestingly enough, since I've been taking it, I've had more energy (no, it's not a caffeine fix) and I've been more regular (you know!).

This morning, I felt less bloated and my appetite is very low Yay!

So, I get on the scale which I haven't been on in over a week and guess what.....

Yes, I'm UP 2 lbs!! What the heck is going on here!!!


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DOROTHYBERO 6/1/2012 7:03PM

    I feel your pain!

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WALLAHALLA 5/31/2012 11:58PM

    Have earplugs...will scream. Remember, that scale is just a number, it is not a reflection of your success. If you are focused, eating healthier, feeling more energized, etc. then you are on the pathway to success.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/31/2012 6:40PM

    Yay you! I have noticed I feel better when I make these sort of changes!

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KIMPY225 5/31/2012 9:08AM

    Don't worry - keep it up! Eating healthy helps your inside too - not just a number on the scale!

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TIGRKITTN 5/31/2012 9:06AM

    I just made a post a lot like this one!

I'm telling myself it's just shifting water weight, muscle growth, etc. It will be gone, plus more, next time you weigh in!!

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CINDYB3511 5/31/2012 8:44AM

    feel you pain!!!

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It's been a while...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I'm so happy that I have pretty much finalized my summer vacation with my children. We are flying to Seattle and then taking a cruise to Alaska. We are all kind of excited about this. I haven't heard one person tell me that Alaska wasn't amazing!

My son is in a baseball game today. I love going and watching him play. At the end of the season last year he said he didn't want to play anymore but as the season got closer he decided he still wanted to play. He has been doing great and even hit for the cycle a couple of weeks ago. What an athlete that kid is!!

My daughter will be home from college for summer break by the end of the month. She is coming in late next week to go to the theater with my son and I. One of my clients got me tickets to a show because she likes me :). I work for some very nice people! It's been nearly a year since I've seen a Broadway production. I love the theater so much!

Need to go get dressed for the game. The best way to start a day!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/15/2012 8:56PM

    I have been lazy about going to the theater, I used to go all of the time BC (before chidlren). Do you watch that show Smash?

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DOROTHYBERO 5/14/2012 8:46AM

    Sounds like a wonderful summer vacation and a wonderful day - hope you enjoyed the theater.

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WALLAHALLA 5/12/2012 10:20AM

    You are set to have a fabulous day! Build lots of good memories!

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MSKITYOCAT 5/12/2012 8:59AM

  My goodness you sound positive and up beat. Good for you. Blessings on your day

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