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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

So, today's posting is to be about goal weight. How did I pick my goal weight? Did I know at the beginning of my weight loss what my goal weight was? Did the goal weight change and did I set smaller goals along the way?

In my previous weight loss attempts, I did have a goal weight in the back of my mind that I wanted to achieve. Once I lost that specific amount of weight the magic was supposed to happen. I would be transformed, the birds would always be singing and the sun would always shine. When I would lose that weight amount, the birds had all flown south, the sun would sometimes shine and there was certainly no magic happening. At least not that I could see. It was still my same life; the dishes were still sitting in the sink, the kitty litter still needed to be cleaned and the dust bunnies were still hiding behind the sofa. What the heck? Since my life (and attitude) hadn't changed, the weight came back. And the worse feeling was when I would gain back even more than I had originally lost.

What's different this time is that I don't have a goal weight in mind. My goal weight if you want to call it that is to strive to know that I'm more than a number. My weight will/does not define me. I'm caring, passionate about my marriage and home life, I strive to be honest at work, I adore my grandsons, love being outdoors, discovered that I'm a runner and so much more. I'm that and so much more, regardless of what I weigh. I think that is what is so different this time. Previously I was focused on a number. I wasn't looking at what that 'number' represented. That 'number' was me. If I want to maintain this weight loss I need to focus on that person and really discover who she is.

At this point, that's where I'm at in my weight loss journey.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WONDERWOMAN 10/2/2012 10:18AM

    How wonderful to actually live the cliche "with experience comes wisdom." You have said some very wise things.

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RUNTRILAUGH 10/2/2012 9:43AM

    awesome! there is so much to be found in "off the scale" victories!
you will know it when you reach it! enjoy the journey!


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NUTRON3 10/2/2012 9:19AM

    Keep going, you are doing great

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DMEYER4 10/2/2012 7:55AM

  what an awesome blog. you are inspiring and thank you for reminding me who I really am and all the things I have to be thankful for.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 10/2/2012 7:51AM

    I like your blog! thank you for sharing! have a great Tuesday GF!


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Blog a day?

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


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