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Pacing Myself

Monday, October 14, 2013

I have a long way to go.
I need to grab all the tools available.
If you have any good "tools" to share, I'd welcome them.
Thank you.
Having said that, I know I need to pace myself. With a long journey, we obviously cannot sprint to the finish line. Slow and steady wins the race. Just got to remember, I am IN A RACE. So, time to get myself "into harness".
I expect there to be changes, and I need to allow myself time to adjust. Another reason that Slow and Steady Wins the Race.
I don't want to be to smug about my 52 pound loss...because I have lots more to get off before I am at my goal, but maybe that is another subject

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PATIPAJ 10/15/2013 12:59PM

    Thank you all for your comments. I truly appreciate your taking the time to say something...and Tortise110, you'd have to write a lot more to write longer than me! Thank you for all your help, and encouragement. Truly.

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TATTER3 10/15/2013 8:53AM

    Oh dear...I'm going slow...this is a life diets, no pressure...just day at a time decisions. If I mess up...I go back to the healthy, move and keep Sparkin'!!!

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MSLZZY 10/15/2013 7:30AM

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TORTISE110 10/14/2013 7:18AM

    The most important tools for me have been honesty and patience. I think you have plenty of both! WTG, having lost so much all ready. My "motto" is go slow to go fast. While we lose over time we gain so many skills and make so many mind shifts. I think it makes maintenance easier, because maintenance is just more of the same lovely learning and patience!!

Boy I do write long! LOL I wish you the very best. emoticon

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Patience is a Virtue.....acquire it.

Monday, January 21, 2013

This little quote is from my hubby(told to him by a friend years ago). Now, as I like to do when I don't understand something...I take it apart and look at all it's pieces, and then perhaps, I can begin to understand.
Look up the word... doesn't mean what I always thought it meant. If a woman was virtuous, she was a "good" woman who would never do anything "bad". That, in the strict sense is correct. But my point is, Virtue, in my dictionary means POWER. That's what the word means.
Think about that---that Patience is a POWER? WOW! That's awesome.
Co-incidentally (I jest...), that is exactly what I need to talk about this morning. I stepped on the scale and I have gained... .4 of a pound. :) ! this is where the patience comes in, and this is where in the past, I always got into trouble.
Here is the scenario: I'm getting ready to log in my weight. I start to think about "performance". Panic starts to set in, and I catch myself. "NO. NO......I'm in this regarless of what the scale says...remember?" I must repeat that line often: I'M IN THIS FOR LIFE, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE SCALE SAYS.
Because the fact is, our weight goes up and down. I have a graff to look at that shows my weight going up and down. Even when I was "doing everything according to plan".
So, the moral of this story is: BE PATIENT with yourself. Stick to your plan, and NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up!
Keep Focused. We are in a battle for LIFE, and that's precious, so Keep Focused....that means ME...PJ.

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TATTER3 1/23/2013 6:51AM

    Like this!

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AKELAZ 1/22/2013 3:16AM

    Great blog Patipaj. *Patience is a tool* - LOVE it! An entirely new concept for me and one I need to embed in my mind - as you say, all too easy to fly off track in a panic. I need to learn that lesson - calm down and get on with it regardless of blips - large and small. For the moment what I have done to remind me is use your quote as a screen saver so I see it often.
Thanks so much for sharing all the knowledge you are acquiring along this journey.


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MSLZZY 1/21/2013 8:32PM

    Powerful message!

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PATIPAJ 1/21/2013 1:32PM

    Hi Evie4now,
Yeah, it's easy to say. But the trick is, catching ourselves when we are starting to go "off track". Then, we have to apply the patience. Oh what a glorious thing it is then. Patience is a tool. We must use ALL our tools, to get the job done.

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EVIE4NOW 1/21/2013 12:50PM

  IF I had a dollar for everytime I've said "Patience is a good virtue", I would be a very rich lady lol. Sometimes it's hard to practice but eventually it all works out. Good luck.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

One day at a's all we have. I don't mean to sound morbid, but I could die in my sleep tonight. So, today is all I really have to think about or consider. Are all fat people so "perfectionist"-minded? We must be. Well, I'm finished being that way. It was a waste of time, anyway.
"Effort, well-placed for this moment,
Is worth a lifetime of seeking perfection".......(sigh, well, I guess I'm going to be a perfectionist until I die, but I can definitely pick WHERE!ha)

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TATTER3 11/28/2012 6:33AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!!

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MSLZZY 11/27/2012 8:56PM

    Excellent attitude! Hugs!

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Well, that's what my tracking is...accounting for every bite. Someone said "If you bite it, write it!"
No more worries about being perfect. In over a hundred days...yes 103 to be exact, I have exceeded my limit 2 times. I said to myself "You know what, that is over and done, and you are not going to cry about it. Just forget about it. Go on and do it right tomorrow" Tomorrow was my day to weigh in. I lost weight!!!! So, what would have happened if I had "quit. again. because I'm a failure!" I would not have found out that I was ok, and it's ok to make mistakes...just keep going down this path. MY PATH. MY CHOSEN PATH. It's all mine, and I am the author of my fate...hahahaha! ( I shoulda been an actress...I love the drama!ha)

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KITTY775 11/26/2012 7:18AM

    Words to live by.

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TATTER3 11/26/2012 6:44AM

    Keep Sparkin!

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LALMEIDA 11/25/2012 6:30PM

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MSLZZY 11/25/2012 6:09PM

    You have been choosing wisely. Focus on being
persistent. So much easier than stressing about
being perfect. Hugs!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Have you ever had something on your body that you hated but just couldn't change it for a variety of reasons?
I'm talking about that stubborn FAT that just won't look good no matter what size or style you stick yourself into. I thought I gave it a pretty good fight many times over...but whatever I lost, it always came back, and then some.
If you are like me, and you have a lot of fat to get rid of, it is not going to happen in a few weeks. Finally accepting that the ugly fat is not the problem, it is just a symptom of perhaps a few other more serious problems, was the beginning of the end of some of my fat cells...37+ lbs of them to date.
I am happily humming along now without focusing on how many more I have to lose, or how BIG I am, because I KNOW that if I keep up what I'm doing (and it's not difficult), I will eventually reach my goal weight of 132 pounds.
I was using my old Weight Watchers tracker and filled it up. I created my own tracker then, and find it will probably be modified a few more times before it is perfect for me. The one thing I know is, I will be doing it for the rest of my life, because JUST LIKE MY CHECKBOOK RECORD, it keeps me out of trouble.
Acceptance of the problem, and responsibility to do something about it becomes so huge that I cannot put into words how serious it was for me. I thought I was doing that all those times I went back on my program and then went off and regained all those ugly pounds I had lost. But I wasn't. Just as an Alcoholic must stop drinking....a foodaholic must stop overeating, or we are doomed to be fat forever more. Simple, right? Well, not so simple to accept, but accept we must.
I asked my daughter how long it would take her to get into trouble if she didn't write down all her purchases in her check record. That prompted a big laugh. I have a feeling it would prompt most of us to laugh, because our wants are always bigger than our means. So, understanding that, get comfy with your tracking method, and make it easy to do, cause you are going to be close buddies for a long, long time.
Then there is the KIND of food we eat........well, that's another story......

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TATTER3 11/20/2012 6:33AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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PATIPAJ 11/20/2012 4:29AM

    Hello Tcanno, and Akelaz !
Yes, something has clicked, but I know better than to "live beyond 24 hours". It's one day at a time, and DON'T STOP no matter what. No more excuses for me. I've used them all!ha
I have a lovely friend on Facebook that is a Vegan. Every person I've ever met that was a Vegan or similar, was so adamant about "the way" to eat. My friend told her friend (after the friend had "confessed" to eating a steak the night before) to just go ahead and enjoy her steak if that is what she wanted and it didn't make her feel bad. She stated "We are all different, and must do what is right for us", regardless of what others do, we have to find and live our own path. I believe after I read that, I began my program in earnest.
Keep searching until you find your path. It's worth every bit of effort you put into it, and never give up until you find what clicks for you.
Akelaz, thanks for the prayers and good thoughts. I can really use them. Don't fret about the "back- to- square- one thing". If you had been doing it right for yourself, you would not have come back around, now would you? Keep on searching....keep on trying. You will get there. I will remember you in my prayers as well.

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AKELAZ 11/20/2012 4:16AM

    Really inspiring blog - goes straight to my heart. Today I'm almost back where I started 6 months ago - AGAIN!! so am starting over. The thing with you and I is that we don't really give up and sounds like something has clicked for YOU. Have all my fingers and toes crossed for your success. Rock on PatiP. emoticon emoticon

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TCANNO 11/20/2012 4:12AM

    Your fat sounds like mine, The weight come off but the tape says not here.

I have lost a lot but the tape stays the same on my waist. Like me keep trying, good luck


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