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Friday, March 16, 2012

It's been awhile since I've blogged but it's been an interesting journey these past months. I feel like I've learned more about my body and what I really want more then ever before in my life!
I've realized that I don't want to be a certain weight but that I want to be strong and healthy. I want to treat this amazing machine (my body) well and give it the respect it deserves! I've embraced 'rest' days and have been eating clean 80% of the time. Now I'm so close to my first 'goal' weight that it feels kind of surreal. I've been hovering and going back and forth over the last 5 pounds for the past couple months. I've realized that cardio is not the most important thing and that logging many minutes on the treadmill is not my goal. I've found out that muscle really does weigh more than fat and that even though I weigh a couple more pounds than a month ago that my clothes actually do fit better.
Much revelation. So much more change.
And I've realized that I actually DO like change. Who knew?!

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SARASMILING 3/19/2012 6:16AM

    You have done such a great job just to get where you are now and to still be learning and growing and embracing change is so great! You are doing so great!!
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SOOKGAL66 3/17/2012 12:54AM

    Great blog! So true! Sounds like you're on the right path to reaching your goals! Way to go!

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Thursday, October 06, 2011

...have always scared me. Just to be honest here.
It has been safer to live my life choiceless. The victim. Being controlled by everyone around me or what I think they think of me.
Lately, though, God has been challenging my thinking. My husband and I have been doing this parenting/relationship series that talks about being a powerful person.

Powerful people always have a choice.

Powerful people can't control anyone but themselves.

This thinking has revolutionized my parenting, my marriage, my relationships outside of my family, etc. etc. etc....
I feel like I'm being turned inside out and that's not necessarily a bad thing. The quote from todays Healthy Reflection gives me goose bumps!

"Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made." -Wayne Dyer

It makes me aware of how the little things add up. Calories, minutes, pennies, momentum.
Hmmm....makes me ponder.

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LISAKRISTY 10/20/2011 2:23PM

    Great blog!

So true...I think our society is "encouraging" its members to be choicelss and just float through society, accepting what "it" feeds go with the WRONG...and our families, relationships pay for it! Proud of you and your hubby for making a change, challenging yourselves...for being willing to seek GOD and let HIM deal with change you!

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My sister is having a baby!!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

I can't really tell anyone else in my circles yet but I feel like I'm going to burst!!!
My beautiful sister (two years older than me) is having another baby. They have three kids already 9, 7 and 4. They adopted their four year old from Haiti and picked her up in Ottawa right after the earthquake. My sister always wanted another baby but her husband was done. So done in fact that he had booked his vasectomy. Well, I guess this baby is supposed to be on this earth because...whoopsies! emoticon
I am through the moon excited!!!!! Can you tell?!
My other oldest sister and I were just talking on Friday about how we always saw our other sister with another baby and that we were disappointed that they were done!
I am in shock....but the happiest kind of shock!
Happy weekend to you all!!

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PAISHAR2 10/2/2011 12:14AM

    i am excited with you!!!! Another baby is a blessing!!!!!! God will provide!!!!!! Happy for you my friend!!!!!


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RUBBERSOUL65 10/1/2011 9:09PM

    Congratulations to you and your family! So exciting!!

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JOABEHR 10/1/2011 6:05PM

    Congratulations on the new addition! You sound like a great auntie. emoticon

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LANNIEMANUEL 10/1/2011 5:56PM

    congrats auntie. hope and pray for all to go well.

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I'm confused!? But I'll take it!

Monday, September 26, 2011

After a week of seeing NO movement in the scale or my tape measure I finally saw a drop!
Two pounds!!
The confusion comes in the disappointment I had after a successful eating and fitness week and seeing no change last time I weighed in. In fact I didn't record it but the scale actually jumped up two pounds and then fluctuated all week! I was more than a little discouraged. I kept on but didn't feel near as motivated.
This past weekend I had NO time to work out and we had a lot of celebrations and higher calorie days (though not as high as I would have been in the past emoticon ). I expected to see that same number and maybe plus another pound but wonder of wonders!!! So, I have no idea what my body is doing but like I said....I'll take it!!

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RUBBERSOUL65 9/26/2011 3:21PM

    I have weeks like that too. I have found that if I only stick to my calorie range all week, I either stay the same or gain, but if I indulge one meal a week where I don't worry about calories or health factor (ie fat content) I lose. So, my routine is that one meal a week or sometimes a whole day, I don't log anything I eat. It's works for me.

Congrats on the loss! emoticon

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-LINDA_S 9/26/2011 1:25PM

    I'd take it, too! Sometimes there are just normal fluctuations and it takes a while for things to register. Never pays to panic over a pound or two...

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Interesting weekend....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I went back to my childhood home this weekend for a visit with my family. Could I be anymore self-aware?! It was remarkable to see all the bad habits I'd been raised with and how many changes I've made. They're definitely adding up! :)
I was able to eat smaller portions and exercise even though it seemed to make my family upset.
Small victories! It made me aware that I don't want to go back!
It was incredibly fun to run past my old elementary school with my kids in tow (on their bikes) and check out the old neighborhood. In past visits we would spend so much time sitting and talking and EATING! What a rut!
Coming home my husband commented on how different I am and how much he notices and appreciates the changes I've made. So even though the number on the scale and tape measure are no different this morning, I'm a happy woman!

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HEATHER1969 9/25/2011 1:05AM

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Really shows just how far you've come! GOOD FOR YOU!

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RUBBERSOUL65 9/20/2011 12:26PM

    It is hard to keep up with healthy habits when getting together with family! I will admit that I am not very good at it. Great job staying strong!

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