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NSVs Galore and it's only 8 a.m.!!!

Monday, July 07, 2014

Some bad life drama is going on around me, but I am focusing on my positives. emoticon Enough time to whine and vent blog later!

Today I've had at least 4 NSVs (non scale victories) and it's only 8 a.m.!!! emoticon

So it's Monday and I pop awake at 4:45 a.m. thinking DH is gonna be late to work. emoticon He is EXTREMELY punctual about work and commitments. If he isn't 30 min before start time, he considers himself late. Then he is a GRUMPY BEAR the whole day!!! emoticon emoticon Fortunately he's not late. Unfortunately, he's got a stomach bug and called in sick. emoticon

I'm having my HOT tea and HOT skinny mocha routine emoticon browsing SP, trying to clear my cobwebs. Thinking about my 4 day streak of walking/jogging emoticon (Miracle!!!) and dreading the thought of getting out there today. emoticon Didn't walk all weekend and ate freely all weekend, mostly restaurant meals. Made good choices, just felt like I was CONSTANTLY eating emoticon I can see the results on my stomach....Don't want my head to pop off, so stayed away from the scale. emoticon emoticon

Anyway, enough of the dreck back story - on to the NSVs! emoticon

- As I was dreading away, I opened a SP email message that said I got a goodie. While I REALLY APPRECIATE all the goodies sent by my SP friends, this one from CHYNNA brought a smile, a tear and got me to get my rear out the door! She and I started on SP and WLS journeys about the same time and went thru the same challenges together in spirit.
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- I told myself since I didn't walk/jog for 2 days I only 'had' to walk 20 min and no jogging. I ended up walking farther than ever 35 min and jogged 150 steps. emoticon

- At jog step #150, the trail intersects and 3 walking ladies stepped in front of me as I slowed to a sweaty walk emoticon One lady turns and says to me that I can run ahead of her if I want. I felt like I was huffing & puffing like a train and about to collapse into a sweaty heap and pass out. Apparently I LOOKED cool, calm, in control like a 'professional runner' who could easily keep going but only stopped because of them. emoticon emoticon emoticon I was like "WHAT??? She's talking to ME?? WOW!! emoticon and smiled to myself all the way home emoticon .

- Passed neighbor of 20 years who is a 'regular' neighborhood walker. She didn't recognize me at first, then told me I look GREAT! emoticon

Having all these NSVs so early will help me get thru this Monday filled with pesky monthly routine, boring work tasks emoticon

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CLYNNTHOMAS 7/13/2014 9:19AM


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What a wonderful blog, so pleased for you!!

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WOUBBIE 7/7/2014 1:16PM

    NSV's for the win!!

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Teeny But Effective Motivation (Pic)

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Wearing dd#2's college softball work out clothes (and her hand-me-down-team-trainer shoes) for my morning walk!

Haven't walked in MONTHS!, so am proud today is Day 2. Yesterday, walked lap around park (20 min) and jogged 100 steps. Today same route, but jogged 175 steps!!!

Makes my MIND feel like a 20 yr old athlete, even tho my body is WAYYYYYY lagging in this department!! emoticon

Baby Steps....

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RHOOK20047 7/3/2014 2:58PM

    Great job and an inspiration to others as well.

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WOUBBIE 7/2/2014 6:48PM

    LOL! I can totally relate! I fit into one of my DH's hoodies this winter. He's always been smaller than me!

I put my hair up in low pigtails a couple of weeks ago to beat the heat. Ah, felt so much better than a pony tail. And it makes me smile now every time I put them up again! No one would ever mistake me for a young'un, but in my mind I still feel 25!

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2HAMSDIET 7/2/2014 5:31PM

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MJREIMERS 7/2/2014 2:14PM

    You look awesome! Keep at it!

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KNEEMAKER 7/2/2014 11:26AM

  PattyR you should be extremely proud of yourself. You are an inspiration to all of us that are trying so hard to accomplish what you have done. You make me want to keep on keeping on. I know that if I do, I can accomplish what you have done. Great job and thanks for sharing your journey. It feels good to know that I can get there if I just do not give up and be more like PattyR. Thanks and have a Terrific Thursday followed by a Fabulous Friday. emoticon

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Random Victories - 1H 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

At work this is the time of year where we have to self evaluate and write our accomplishments for the 1st half of the year. It is always a tough thing for me to do. emoticon Why? Because I'm NEVER perfect!!! emoticon

In the spirit of 'continuous improvement', I've decided to try to make it fun by brainstorming all my activities and finding the 'good' in each one. I'm also doing it for my personal accomplishments. It's really HARD not to criticize myself for not doing more, but I'm giving it a go:

Here's my first pass:

BASIC Stuff:
- Stayed within my weight range (184-194)
- Fit in Med tops, size 10 pants & shorts, size 12 slim fit (!) capris
- Making better food choices
- Less binging, overeating and throwing up
- 99% success on daily vitamin, calcium and protein intake
- Making a daily effort to move more

WOW Stuff:
- Rode a horse
- Made my own flax seed crackers
- Started painting rooms inside my house
- Did 90% of carpentry repair/replacement work to outside window frames & porch trim on my 2 story house (DH made cuts on power saw)
- Chopped & cleared all shrubbery around my house in prep for painting
- Fearlessly climbed up and down ladder
- Dug out old shower caulking and re-caulked all seams inside & outside

....To Be Continued......


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2HAMSDIET 6/26/2014 7:26PM

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WOUBBIE 6/26/2014 1:04PM


I'd give you a raise!

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Food Reality

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It's a blog 2-fer today!

Wanted to separate my emoticon emoticon stuff from my emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Yesterday's food plan was going well, but somehow my brain got overconfident and 'forgot' what happens when I overeat and when I eat sugar! emoticon emoticon emoticon

In the afternoon talking with DH and dd's, I mindlessly shoveled in cashew nuts (haven't been eating nuts for a week or so). That led to my sneaky hand grabbing a fruit/nut/granola bar that dd's love (yeah, cuz they are PACKED with sugar!)

DUMP CITY!!! emoticon

Had to stay home in bed while the fam went off to pitching/hitting lessons and dinner out without me! emoticon

Today we are going to the county fair emoticon I LOVE to look at the exhibits, vendor booths and go to concert. DH & dd's LOVE the midway & rides & of course the FAIR FOOD!

Maybe last nite's 'adventure' was a blessing in disguise emoticon Just the THOUGHT of a corn dog makes my tummy hurt!!!


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Horse Riding! (pic)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014



AFTER 20 YEARS???? emoticon

At my ~300 lb self, I was always afraid I would hurt the horse. emoticon I wouldn't even ride in horse drawn carriages pulled by draft horses!

Another NSV (non scale victory) and goal met! emoticon emoticon


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2HAMSDIET 6/19/2014 6:01AM

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MJREIMERS 6/18/2014 3:31PM

    That was another reason I lost weight. My horse was getting older and I was overweight. I felt bad for her. It was much easier getting into the saddle after I lost 40 lbs. I'm sure she appreciated it, too!

I sure miss her. It's been almost three years and she was my soul mate for 30+ years. I was blessed to have such a great girl for so long.

emoticon cowgirl!! You may have to start riding more often. It burns LOTS of calories and is a great total body workout!

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MAINEALI 6/18/2014 12:27PM

    emoticon You look happy and fantastic!

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CSYOUNG1952 6/18/2014 12:04PM

    emoticon Your sittin mighty pretty up there. I am afraid of horses, I had one run off with me on him when I was little. My uncle had hard time catchin up with it.

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VALINFOCUS 6/18/2014 11:19AM

    emoticon Way to go! Enjoy your life!

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