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I finally watched the scale move!

Monday, October 01, 2012

It's official. I've actually lost two pounds. I started walking about two weeks ago in addition to keeping a food journal and the scale actually gave "weight" this time around. I am very content right now. That warm type of content that starts with a coy smile and a deep breath before feeling relaxed all the way through. There still a long long journey ahead full of pitfalls, bad days, rough times and weak moments. At least I have this feeling to remember and I can't stop smiling.

Just think, it all started with walking around the block everyday. emoticon

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MELLIE1030 10/1/2012 8:31PM

    It is a great feeling. Keep up the great work. emoticon

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 10/1/2012 8:27PM

    Congrats on the loss and the walking!! Keep it up!

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MARYSABEAN 10/1/2012 8:21PM

  Two pounds on the way to many more. Good job. Keep up the good work.

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Walking everyday is really paying off

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My legs are stronger. I breathe easier. And I just walk for an hour with a friend around the park without losing a step! I am going in the right direction this time and I am really excited about it!

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NANAGO1204 9/29/2012 10:27AM

    Wow...an hour is a wonderful accomplishment! I love walking with a friend...the time seems to disappear and I feel better mentally as well as physically. Well done girl! emoticon

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SPARKLENICOLE 9/25/2012 8:48PM


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JAMBABY0 9/25/2012 8:43PM

    congrats and good luck

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SLUNDQUIS 9/25/2012 8:40PM

    It just takes a step in the right direction. It's where I started.

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I actually completed my fitness goal for the week!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hot Damn! Granted my goal for the week was to simply take a 10 minute walk everyday but i did it. I stayed committed throughout this heinous week. I normally fall off the wagon when disaster strikes, except this time! It's probably silly to smile about it.... yet I am really pleased with myself.

Well I am really excited to recommit to this goal for next week. Seven days of at least 20 minute walks. Other goals will eventually pile on but for now slow and steady wins the race. One thing at a time. I can manage that.

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LOYAL_HEART 9/23/2012 12:33PM

    Thank you!

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NANAGO1204 9/22/2012 10:38PM

    ...it is not at all silly to smile...well done! A goal met is always a reason to smile!!
...and 'slow and steady winning the race' is really true!!
...you can do it!! emoticon

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Day 5 and all hell broke loose in my life

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thus far 96 walking minutes since Sunday logged. Only two more days and I will complete my challenge. Honestly if it weren't for the cheering on of anonymous SparkPeople I would have stopped. See, I always get discouraged when other parts of my life are stressed. In this case my work turned into a total nightmare on yesterday. All hell broke loose and I got blamed for not working with the predefined culture of the medical center. A miscommunication (rather no communication) mistake ran all the way up the flag poll to the physician-in-chief and vice president. Now I look incompetent to the senior management. My boss is trying to shield me from the grief but he's not even in the country. I am terrible at hiding my emotions so my coworkers constantly commented on my sullen demeanor all day today. It's a learning experience but definitely a hard lesson. If this happened a year ago I would have given up on the whole walking challenge. I am really skilled at giving up. I just need to make it two more days though. That's it. Then I can move on to another simple challenge to keep the positives in my life going.

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RAPUNZEL53 9/20/2012 10:49PM

  Good Luck!

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Day 3 of the daily 10 min walking challenge

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Well thus far Day 1 turned from walking into raking challenge and Day 2 I got soaked. On Sunday I got twitch to just start raking and it turned into my exercise for the day. Yesterday I started walking and got caught mid route in a rain storm. Walked the rest of the way home in a torrent, soaked to the bone. Today I took a very leisurely walk around the block ..... my goal is to start a habit and not run a marathon. As of now I logged 58 fitness minutes in three days. That's probably more activity than the last three months combined. Four more days and I will accomplish my small goal.

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LOYAL_HEART 9/19/2012 7:50AM

    Thank you both!

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LYNNIERN 9/18/2012 10:49PM

    emoticon Congrats on the progress you're making with the challenge AND logging 58 minutes in 3 days...you are exceeding your plan! Awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AJB121299 9/18/2012 10:47PM

    Good luck

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