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Another Monday Rolls Around

Monday, June 28, 2010

Why are the weekends so short these days? I really love my time off, more now than ever. I suppose it is the general desperation of the work force in this economy. I know I like being home where the stress is just my own and not the entire business world. I am really looking forward to the upcoming three day weekend. I usually do really well on the weekends. I have been exercising 7 days a week. I don't require it on the tracker but as long as it is convenient I am going to do it. I am really starting to notice the extra skin. I knew I would have it but it doesn't make me like it. I hope I can get a total body lift. I will start with the lower since that is where the main issues are. Once I get that all paid off I will look at the upper. My boobs definitely need some help. ;-) It look like when the tire on my car was flat. Some one let the air out! I am only 8.2 pound away from goal. My plan has always been to maintain for a year and see where I am. Then I will have an evaluation and estimate on whatever needs to be done. Sounds like I am planning body work on my car!
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MAKINGIT3 6/28/2010 11:36AM

    I like Mondays. I always think Friday is right around the corner.

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Sunday is a great day for me this week!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wow. I slept late again this morning. It was so nice. I weighed and I was down over a pound. I had been creeping along but still losing until a couple, three days ago and BAM! I am dropping really fast. (I am looking forward to measurements next weekend.) I am positive it is the good work I have done over the last few days or weeks but it reinforces my motivation to continue even if it isn't going as fast as I would like most of the time. I have been dieting all my life so I truly know how my body generally behaves during a reduced calorie period but this weight loss will do a lot toward helping me keep the faith when the road is hard ahead. SP is really helping me focus my time and energy on effective techniques. I am not doing anything that I haven't tried before but with SP I am able to see what works and what is a waste of time and energy. I love it for that (plus a million other reasons)! Well this fast pace won't last long. I will just savor it until I get the last 8.2 pounds off. Here's to a great week of continued healthy life style....even if it doesn't show up all the time on the scale!
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-DYET- 6/27/2010 3:41PM

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Something is working for me and I think it is SP!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

This is my perfect kind of Saturday so far. I slept late. Got up and did 45 minutes on my exercise bike. Fixed breakfast and ate. Now I am watching a little TV. There isn't much on but I'm still a little tired. I am going to do my FF&FU DVD in an hour or so. That will complete my self imposed requirements for Saturday. Depending on the weather I may go for a walk this evening. I had a dramatic drop in weight (for several months in a diet). I usually loose slowly after the first couple, three months but yesterday I was down a full pound and this morning I was down another pound. I realize it is an accumulation of work over the past week or so but I rarely see this kind of loss this deep into a weight loss period. It is pretty cool. That puts me only 9.8 pounds away from my goal weight. I have lost 120 pounds total. My new jeans that I bought for my trip home to visit my Parents are already baggy. The are size 8 and I have only had them 2 weeks. Something I am doing is working. I suspect it is directly related to Spark People. I love this web site and all it includes. I have needed something to help me get there and stay there. Well I am almost there (again) and I believe this is the way to maintain it for the first time in my 50 years. I'm very happy I found it!
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SLIMMERJESSE 6/26/2010 11:42PM

    Wow! Great progress! Congrats, and best wishes for continued success.

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FLAMENM 6/26/2010 3:37PM

    Keep up the good work!

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TUBLADY 6/26/2010 2:53PM

    This is the first blog I read today and how happy I am for you. What a glorious feeling, to find size 8's are too big. Oh, I can only hope that I experience your joy. May this be the last time you have to lose , may you have this wonderful shape and healthy out look for ever. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Good Morning Friday!

Friday, June 25, 2010

This has been some busy week. What is it that makes the week after a couple days off like punishment? I guess you really do have to pay to play. I am so looking forward to sleeping late tomorrow. I am still running on empty as Jackson Browne said. I got behind over the last weekend and although you can't really catch up, I will definitely feel more rested after a good day of sleeping late. We don't have any plans but that doesn't mean we won't do whatever strikes our fancy. That is one of the things I love about my life. I can pretty much be the master of my...whatever most days. (You thought I was going to say destiny.) I better get up and get dressed. I have to finish out this week strong so I can have a great weekend. Maybe I will go for a walk with my hubby this weekend!
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GTOGIRL67 6/25/2010 10:31AM

    i hope you have a fantastic weekend and enjoy woth hubby. i used to have a monday - friday job now i work most weekends , but hubby 's schedule is close to mine so we can spend our time together during the week. emoticon emoticon

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Sleepless in ABQ (my own fault)!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I got my phone and spent way too much time on it. I finally made myself go to bed at midnight. I get up at 5AM so I am a little tired today. The SP app works really well on the new iPhone. It is so fast. It worked fine on y old iPhone but this is a noticeable difference. I was pretty excited that I didn't flake and not exercise. I got up at 5AM and did my hour on Life Cycle and my FF&FU Crunchless Core Challenge. I didn't even give myself time to consider rolling back over. I might have done just that if I had lingered in bed. It looks like a pretty busy day so far. That will help with being tired. We are going to a cool hamburger stand at lunch. I am splitting a burger with a friend since it has 8oz of beef that will be perfect. I have been planning for this for days. It is part of my "figure out how to maintain" plan. I really need to figure that part out as I am getting there. I have never been able to maintain but I am going to this time. I have a secret weapon that I didn't have before....Spark People!!
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