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Sliding down fast

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

It's not what you think. I went to a water park today. My grandson, Donovan, wanted to go on the Tahiti Twister. He did not have anyone to go on it with him. He is 5 and can only go on it if he is accompanied by an adult. Well, I am going to turn 58 next week and I had tried the slide when I was younger. I weighed quite a bit more the last time and had a hard time getting out of the tube at the bottom. Well I, being a great person, climbed up the 5 flights of stairs, sat my butt down in the tube and entered the dark, dark tunnel. After going down this tunnel of terror, I was able to get myself up and out of the tube. Yeah, me. I did not go for seconds as the line was 45 minutes long. All in all a good day. emoticon

  
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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/9/2012 4:22PM

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The idea of the slide doesn't bother me as much (I AM afraid of heights) as the concept of having to wait in a long line for 45 minutes to do it. THAT is fortitude!! Very kewl, Pat!! Way to go!

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MAHGRET 8/8/2012 10:42PM

    He will remember forever that you went down that slide with him!

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NESARIAN 8/8/2012 9:24PM

    OMGosh, Pat! You are my hero! Tunnel of terror is right. The only thing that could get me in one of those would be a grandchild also!
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CHERIONE 8/8/2012 9:20PM

    Yay for you and Donovan! You're a good sport! And I'm glad it wasn't what I thought it was. Had me worried. emoticon

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My personal journal

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

This morning I was in an office supply store. I was making some copies and brought my 5 year old grandson along. After the copies were made, we walked around the store for something for him. He saw some Angry Birds journals and pointed them out to me. I picked out his favorite one for me to start journaling. He settled for a Spongebob marker and picture set. I started writing down my thoughts while he was playing at the park. It was so liberating. A place where I can put my private thoughts. How fun, I recommend it.
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GOING50 8/8/2012 9:32AM

    It is very therapeutic to get it down in writing and look back over it later. I enjoy keeping a personal diary as well. Blogging here at SparkPeople is good too!

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SAFETYSUE 8/7/2012 11:15PM

    I agree with your friends here! Journalist is great to go back an see your progress and also your growth mentally and how you gain strength and confidence in your convictions and ability to overcome adversity. You will be stronger in every aspect of your life!
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NESARIAN 8/7/2012 7:28PM

    How fun! When you go back and re-read what you wrote, you may be quite pleased!

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CHERIONE 8/7/2012 6:50PM

    Good for you! It can be a great way to get things off you chest or just note your successes and everything in between. A history book of your success because you WILL DO IT! (((hugs)))

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VICTORY2XS 8/7/2012 6:08PM

    Yes, I find journaling can be very enlightening.

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Goal # 1 met

Monday, August 06, 2012

As of today, I have met my first goal of losing 10% of my weight in 4 months. My next goal is to lose 17 lbs in 4 months which would put me in the 100's. I am so happy with SP and all my SP friends. Thank you all for your encouragement and positive attitudes. This is the way to do it. No gimmicks, just sensible weight loss. I am one happy person.

  
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SAFETYSUE 8/7/2012 11:08PM

    You are right on track!
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CHRISGETTINGFIT 8/7/2012 5:00PM

    Yes! What a great accomplishment! Congratulations! And best wishes reaching future goals!!

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STHAX10 8/6/2012 10:46AM

    Congrats on your success!!!! Baby steps is the best way to go. There is no fast miracle to get the weight off and keep it off, it is just mind over matter!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My body, my choices

Sunday, August 05, 2012

I have been blessed to have a great family and great friends. How I choose to treat my self, my body and my desire to lose weight is my choice. I have decided that my choice for my body is to treat it like everyone treats me. I have decided that with a positive attitude and by setting attainable goals, that I can choose to be the best person I can be. I WILL meet my goals. I WILL track my foods. I WILL excercise and I WILL be happy. I am hoping for atleast a 1 lbs loss on the scale tomorrow, so that I will have met my first goal. Down 10% of my weight. Go me!

  
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SAFETYSUE 8/7/2012 7:52AM

    You can do this Pat, you have some great support here and with your sister ladybugs! I saw you sparking in the game room in the wee hours like me....so had to drop in and say hi!!
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CHERIONE 8/5/2012 8:18PM

    Great attitude! emoticon

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PLUSSIZEWIFE 8/5/2012 6:12PM

    WHOA you're doing awesome!
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NESARIAN 8/5/2012 4:50PM

    Yes, you can. Yes, you will. Yes, you are!

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MAHGRET 8/5/2012 4:18PM

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DEEJON123 8/5/2012 2:06PM

    THAT'S THE SPIRIT emoticon

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223DAISY 8/5/2012 12:47PM

    You can and will do it!

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Smaller plate-

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Today I am having shells (pasta) for lunch. I carefully measured out 3/4 cup of pasta. I am making it with turkey sausage, peppers, onions and sauce. When everything is done, I'm going to put it on a salad plate. I'm sure this is going to look like a bigger serving than if I had it on a dinner plate..... I've got it on my plate now and the plate is full. Bon apetite!

  
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SAFETYSUE 8/7/2012 11:06PM

    Great plan, it will work! That is what helped me get on track!
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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/6/2012 1:01AM

    You're going GREAT, Pat!!
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ZELDA13 8/4/2012 11:05PM

    Sounds good. What a great idea to use a smaller plate!



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DEBBIELCG 8/4/2012 4:37PM

    great idea about the palte. thanks for sharing

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CHERIONE 8/4/2012 4:24PM

    Great idea! Kudos for measuring...pasta always looks like less than what it is!

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USMAWIFE 8/4/2012 4:11PM

    I eat all my meals off of salad size plates

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LOTUS737 8/4/2012 4:09PM

    i just ran across your post- your pasta sounds good! and the smaller plate thing works so well! now i'm hungry, lol. hope you enjoy it :)

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