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a victory to celebrate!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

On Fridays for the past 5 years, we've been part of a homeschool high school co-op. I usually teach 1 class and either work in the nursery or do a study hall for another class period, but then go grocery shopping and run errands the rest of the day. Since the co-op is in town and we live 20 minutes away in the country, this keeps me from having to make any other trips into town during the week, which reeks havoc with our homeschooling schedule at home.

ANYWAY.....I've always come home just TOTALLY exhausted and because of my fibro and thyroid and extra weight and lack of exercise, and horrible eating habits, I was also worthless on Saturdays until after a nap and supper.

This year....after nearly 3 1/2 months on SP, losing 41 lbs, getting a lot stronger through walking, gardening, yoga, and 5 lb weight training, and eating much healthier, I was still pretty tired Friday evening, but not as tired as it used to be. The biggest difference.....Saturdays!!! I have my Saturdays back!!! I am full of energy and am getting mega-long To Do lists done, and am in a great mood!


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DRAWNTHISWAY 8/29/2011 9:28AM

    That is incredible news. I am so happy for you! Congratulations of gaining back an extra day in the week!

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the scale

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The scale moved backwards this week. 3 lbs. I gave it the raspberries and jumped off and smiled and got on with my day. I know I had exercised this week. I know I had eaten right this week. I have some great sparkstreaks this week. Most importantly, I have learned this week that those numbers don't define me.....so onwards we go! emoticon It's gonna be a GREAT day!

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DRAWNTHISWAY 8/25/2011 9:52AM

    I dislike my scale monster. I think he exists to infuriate me and undermine my efforts. Good for you for moving on without paying attention to his claims!

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Interesting Bible Verse on restrictive diets

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I Timothy 4:1-5
"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical lairs, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer."

It is wonderful to find that the SparkPeople diet plan is a godly diet plan! Moderation is the key to Biblical and SP eating! emoticon


purged my closet this morning

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This morning, after my walk and gardening, I purged my closet of all 2XL, XXL, 22W, 20W, and 18/20W sized clothes--winter colored, spring colored, summer colored, and fall colored jackets, dress pants, dresses, capris, jeans, sweaters, short-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved shirt, 3/4-sleeved shirts, skirts, sweats, unmentionables, coats, etc. emoticon


I am donating them to a women's crisis center. Gettin' them OUT OF HERE and NEVER to return!!!!!!

Hit the road, Jack, and don't come back no more, no more, no more, no more! Hit the road, Jack, and don't come back noooo more! emoticon

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DRAWNTHISWAY 8/18/2011 9:00AM

    It must have felt wonderful to remove all those clothes from your closet. You are going to nee a new wardrobe this winter!

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12 weeks--time for a reward!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I've been working towards a new healthy me for 12 weeks. So for my 12-week reward, I bought myself a new lavender colored shirt (down 2 sizes!) so I can go out with my Red Hat Ladies group on Wed to a Garden Party Tea!

My life-style strategies email this weekend was about rewarding myself. So I bought some root packets of some wildflowers for my native wildflower flowerbed and each week, I'll reward myself with a new root to plant! emoticon

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HEIDISHOPE 8/14/2011 10:22PM

    These plants grow from roots instead of seed, so they are little plastic bags with a root in each one of either an Indiana native violet and fern. We live in the woods and need to make sure we don't plant plants that could escape into the woods and take over.

Hope you have a great week!

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DRAWNTHISWAY 8/14/2011 9:51PM

    Congrats on 12 wonderful weeks of working towards the you that you want to be! I think it is awesome that you purchased a new blouse and it is 2 sizes smaller! Now I'll admit my confusion... what exactly are root packets?

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