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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Today I got another 25 points for being on the website for another 30 days.
It seems really incredible to be here all the time and reading what others are saying and writing how I feel. I was watching biggest looser last evening. I got the urge to get on the exercise bike that has been sitting in the corner of the family room for at least 10 years collecting dust. Maybe 20 years but not in the family room.....
I rode it for half an hour and fast and I only quit cuz hubby came home and wanted to sit because he has that killer cough and cold that just takes heros down.
So when you are sitting watching TV think of me riding and the calories flee..
Ha Ha Ha HE! I got 139 spark points today also because I got another 100 posts.
It all adds up.

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SHERI1969 3/5/2009 11:56PM

    The points are a wonderful incentive aren't they? I'm happy for you that you are enjoying yourself. I hope you get as addicted to SparkPeople as I am. Hardly a day goes by that I am NOT here! I go through SparkPeople withdrawl!!!!!!!!!!

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11-RENEWAL-20 3/5/2009 8:12AM

    Way to go, Marie...I might be able to ride for 5 minutes, but I know if I would keep it up; I could increase that over time. I have to force myself to exercise...I did get out and pull some weeds from the mud yesterday, rushing the season a bit, but that's where I get most of my "exercise". Keep up the good effort....Sharon emoticon

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VEGEFARMER 3/5/2009 3:05AM

    Well done. it's awesome that you have got the dust of the bike and using it as you should.
i will think of you when I watching tv.
take care & keep on peddling

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What do I do next

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I am spending today trusting the process. When I eat in my calorie range and walk every day at least 30 minutes, I am doing the obvious things to achieve my goal of healthy weight.
But I must also fill my spirit with the things I was trying to fill with food.
it is not just taking my body to Church. It is living in the Spirit.
When I chose the photo I did not know what I was going to write about.
I think what I do next is put one foot in front of the other.

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KARIN:) 3/4/2009 4:03PM

    I love your photos. Let the spirit guide you and you can't go wrong. :)

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SPOOKIEDO 3/4/2009 2:54PM

    When living in the spirit you're living well. Good luck with your goals.

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    I love that you always add photos to your blogs! It makes it so fun to read :)


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What do I say?

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Here I am. I have been here since September. I have been tracking my food and therefore I know exactly why i have not had a weight loss this month. I ate a little too much and did not exercise quite enough. I feel like I have been aiming at a target and did not quite hit the bulls eye. But I know that if I Keep practicing I will get closer to my goals than I will if I get all angry and distressed because I did not do it perfectly this time.
Trying to take pictures of Cats is a challenge. They do not just sit there and smile.
Getting into a healthy lifestyle from eating Detroit and never exercising.... takes time and conscious effort. But I feel in control in a way I never have before. Keep the faith and trust the process.

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    I would count chasing the cats as exercise.

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ESMERELDA55 3/2/2009 2:45PM

    The fact that you're still here speaks volumes! WOO!
You're not on a diet, you're changing your life, and you're doing great!

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VEGEFARMER 3/1/2009 11:07PM

    Yes, that is all you can do.
All good things take time and thankfully time is something we still do have.

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Last day Of February

Saturday, February 28, 2009

So I spent this month thinking I could eat at the top of my calorie range and still loose weight because I was exercising. I have quite a few minutes. And I never exercised much before Spark.
So tomorrow I get another chance to go for the Gold instead of the tin prize.
Yes I feel better. Yes I am changing how and what I eat. Eating less and exercising is the only way to get healthy. Hubby just told me he is going to count calories starting tomorrow.
So If we are both counting, there will be less distracting "stuff" in the house to temp us.

Here is my 200 pound after picture which has become my new before....170 here I come.

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    HI MARIA !! Thats a good picture !! Keep your attitude and you'll do wonderful.... emoticon

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SHERI1969 2/28/2009 11:55PM

    Sounds like things are going great! Keep up the great effort. It's paying off!

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Friday, February 27, 2009

I live in the Sacramento valley and we have drought all summer ( every summer ) but sometimes we have winter drought also. It means we will not have enough water to sustain the population with the rain that will come down by the time the summer cycle comes.
So this winter has been very mild. I have only taken out my heavier coat once or twice.
It has hardly ever gotten to 32 degrees all the extended fall we call winter.
I love it so much. It is so splendid. I can walk, even in the rain. I layer so as it gets warmer i peel off the coat or the sweater. I have a hat and gloves with me. Then as the sun goes down I get to put it all back on. The weather is, the way it is. I want to let you know how grateful I am to be able to live here.
Thank you for listening. I am of the opinion what the universe gives me should be treasured and enjoyed. I am living happy with what I have. Please live happy with what you have.
Find the good things in your life and treasure them and be grateful for them.
Choose Happiness

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    You are so right we should be grateful for what we have.

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