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Monday, July 23, 2007

Changes aren't easy sometimes, but sometimes they are the most obvious course of action. I've seen that my health issues have been getting in the way of me losing weight. Oh I know to check other ways of seeing if I have progressed; ie, measurements, physical abilities, clothes fitting differently. Yadda Yadda yadda!!.....

Let's get real with it, I want to see the number thingy go lower! That's it, plain and simple. I don't loose weight quickly, in fact I loose it so slowly that it makes a snail look fast. But I have done some things to help change that.

I've got an appointment with an endoconoglist in a week to check over my thyroid situation. I've gotten 2 books to help me examine my eating to see if there are some alterations to be made and to further inform me of my hypothyroidism.

On Sunday the scale showed a weight loss and I am amazed. Finally a number I haven't seen since I was a teenager. I feel very motivated and encouraged. I will practice as much patience as I can. After all I've not given up yet and I don't intend on doing so. No white flag here, no surrender! I am going to see my goals reached.

And on that postive note, 3 more positive things about me:

1. I have a sense of humour
2. I am kind to animals
3. I am a good cook

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KJYOYO 7/23/2007 9:58PM

    Congrats on the lower numbers! It's it amazing how different they look going up than then do going down? :)


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Time for 3 more

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Today has been a good day. Good in the fact that I awoke rested. I had been so tired of running in the rain that I agreed to go to the gym with my husband for a quick treadmill run. I normally prefer running outside, but with all the rain we have been having, keeping dry sounded like a really good idea.

It was a 5k recovery run and after the first 10 minutes it felt easier being on the treadmill. I pushed harder and faster toward the last 10 minutes and felt great getting that done.

I felt good about waht I had prepared to share at this morning'schurch service. It was nice to be asked and I had worked all week on preparing my message.

The rest of the day was relaxing and I did get the ironing finished, watched a movie with hubby and just took it easy. A really nice calm day and it felt great.

So my three things I like about me today are:
1. the ability to speak well infront of people.
2. being able to stay focused to see a task finished to the end
3. being flexible when the need to change something arises.

Yep, it's been another good day.


Another day another 3

Saturday, July 21, 2007

It's raining here again. Seems like that is the look of summer. At least the rain was more like a misting the entire time I was out for today's long run. I knew that I wouldn't be pushing any kind of speed because I had done that yesterday, and my legs were tired.

I got out at 9:10 and wierd stuff...that is the distance I ran today: 9.10 miles. Woahhh....how about that for a cosmic tilt thingy??!! Anyway, I'm pleased to have done that many because it's the longest I've done for a month.
I chose the more rural route for my run and it did my soul good. No high traffic areas for about half the run so I soaked in the rural feel of where I was. The tress, the fields, cows, sheep, the streams on the road! I like being out in that type of environment at times, rather than running along the busy 2 lanes I so often find myself on. It seems I have more time to think and just hear my breathing, look around me, and listen to a bit more relaxing podcasts, than my fast paced music.

Today was to be that kind of day....relax! Geezeee how often I forget to do that. I hurry and rush about with out sometimes taking a breath for ME. Yep, there are so many things that I enjoy doing that I have found have been shelved. Time to look a bit more closely at how I use my time so that I DO make some time for me, not just on the weekend, but every day. A goal worth setting for myself starting today! So that is what that extra extra long hot soak in the tub was about. Not just to soothe my very tired body, but my tired mind, soul and spirit as well. Aaahhh...it felt so good I think I took a nap!!

Now..on to three more things I like about me (for my diva challenge in camp)
1. When I stretch I can touch beyond touching my toes.
2. I am patient even when I don't want to be.
3. I know how to keep a confidence.

It is a good day. And I am glad I am making it so.


Another 3 and 3 more

Friday, July 20, 2007

Oops...seems like Thursday flew past without me putting in three things. I guess that means I'll be doubleing up today.

Six things....gotta think a bit. Ok...
1. I'm a grandmother of two beautiful little girls
2. I don't look like a grandmother of 2 little girls.
3. I like to look on the bright side of things.

that's the three for Thursday..now on to the 3 for 20 July:
1. my fashion sense has steadily improved
2. I drink loads of water
3. I sew very well


3 for me

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What 3 things could I possiby like about me? That would have really been hard for me not too long ago. I have learned to like myself alot better.

It easier to find all those things I don't like but for this week, I'll focus on three things each day that I do like!!

1. my hair...the color is great and it is a very flattering style for me.
2. my legs, they are strong and the muslces are more defined because of my running.
3. my complexion...with all the water I drink it has a great glow about it. Nice and fresh looking.

Not bad for starters!

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ANNE7777 7/19/2007 1:46PM

    15 good things I like about Mary

1. Inspirational!
2. Funny
3. Dedicated
4. Leader
5. great wife & mum
6. English road runner
7. supportive to all
8. cute
9. Fabulous writer
10. Runner's runner
11. althlete's athlete!
12. photographer
13. healthful
14. careful
15. Nice hair, legs & complexion

Not bad for starters! hee hee hee Peace--Anne

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BAYCORNER 7/18/2007 8:04PM

    You silly girl. I look at your webpage and see all sorts of thing you should like about yourself. I bet you have made it a habit to beat yourself up. Well, this is one of your camp mates here to tell you to quit that and finish up the 3 good things aobut yourself all week and be wild and wacky! Hugges and blessings and sparklove.

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