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Monday, October 01, 2012

One of my goals for the month of October is to try and blog a little something everyday. I'm a shy person. Blame that on my childhood and the rejection that I often felt on a daily basis. There is a part of me that is scared to open up to people and risk facing that rejection again. So, when I found this posting:

I thought why not. It's a great way for me to start opening up, being honest with everyone and mostly being honest with myself.

So today's posting is about stats and goals. With the help of Sparkpeople and sheer determination, I managed to lose 76#. I did that over the course of 2 years. I'd like to lose an additional 15#. The way I eat now is such a lifestyle that I truly don't look at it as a diet. I've dieted in the past and stopped. That's when the weight came back, again, again and yet once again. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've lost the same weight. But, for whatever reason this time seems different. It could be that it is a lifestyle. I don't deprive myself of anything. Everything in moderation, I say. The other thing that is/was different this time? I discovered running and exercising. What a difference that has made in my life. I was diagnosed with arthritis in my feet, ankles and hips. Who knew that running would actually help the pain that I was experiencing?

Goals for October:
1) Continue doing a long run of 8-9 miles on the weekend.
2) Track everything
3) Post once a day
4) Connect with my girlfriends at least once a week
5) Work on cleaning out my spices and replacing with fresh

With that I'll end this post with a picture of the fall colors that we are experiencing in Wisconsin.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ONNALEE11 10/1/2012 7:54PM

    Whoo-hoo! 76 lbs is awesome. I hate to run - it hurts my side so badly and I get very winded. It's always been that way, since I was a child. I really wish I could get past those issues, because I would love to be able to run without pain. Good for you!

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WONDERJOLIE 10/1/2012 7:22PM

    Congratulations in the 76lb loss that must have taken a lot of hard work and determination!

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Sunday, 9/30

Sunday, September 30, 2012

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NANAW12001 9/30/2012 10:43AM

  Thanks, this is great.

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Wisdon of Calvin & Hobbes

Friday, September 21, 2012

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BEFIT014 9/30/2012 9:36AM

    SO true!

I love Calvin & Hobbs!

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AZMOMXTWO 9/21/2012 8:08AM

  this one is great thank you

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My goals for today

Thursday, September 20, 2012



Sunday, September 16, 2012

But I am like an olive tree growing in Godís house, and I can count on his love forever and ever. Psalm 52:8

Had an incredible fruitful day. I spent some time worshiping the Lord. It felt wonderful to be back in church. I felt God's loving arms surround me as I walked in, welcoming me back, sinful, imperfections and all. He truly loves me.

After church I went to the store to get some small items and than off to the gym. I did 45 minutes on the recumbent bike and 15 minutes in the pool with the kickboard.

When I got home, I had a basket of tomatoes waiting for me. Oh, what to do with those tomatoes? After 20 quarts of tomato juice and 18 pints of pasta sauce; I'm just about done with tomatoes. Well, 2 1/2 hours later I have 6 pints of plain tomato sauce cooling on my counter. I hate to waste produce so, with more tomatoes just waiting to be picked, I have a feeling my co-workers will be on the receiving end of the rest of my tomatoes.

In between the canning of tomatoes, I got supper in the crockpot (chicken taco soup, yum!) and whipped up a batch of snickerdoodle cookies for the week.

One more load of laundry to do and I'm putting my feet up for the day.


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