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Nothing Special Today

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It is too early to tell exactly how the day is going down but I am hopeful it will be a good one. I was down a scoach this morning on the scale. It isn't the defining thing but it does help keep me in line as far as eating goes. I am still doing really well with the exercise part. That is pretty impressive knowing me. I am not sure why I have done this well this time. I suspect it is a perfect storm of things as they say. Turning 50 helped with it. Spark People is huge with the changes I have chosen to make. The threat of moving to a new place has helped. I could start over and no one would know I used to be "morbidly obese" unless I choose to tell them. I think it is a big bowl of all of that and a couple more things too probably. My BMI is normal! Yeah for me!!
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You Can't Get To Friday Without Wednesday

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

So that makes it worth it. I am so busy right now I barely have time to breath. I have to go to the post office today at lunch. I cannot put it off again. I will just eat at my desk after I get back. It is cheaper and I have better control over my calories that way. I keep chanting (to myself) "Eight more pound....eight more pounds...." It has been such a long time since I was this close. I had my yearly physical yesterday and my doctor was thrilled with my weight loss. I am a little confused that my B/P was 150/84 but I am chalking it up to stress and almost being late to the appointment. I have to go get more labs, a bone density study and a mammogram in the next couple of weeks to be finished with my this year's stuff. Woo Hoo! I love getting it all over and done with! Here is to having a tolerable rest of the day. We will be on the downhill side of the work week!
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Tuesday and Counting

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I had another good day diet/healthy lifestyle wise. It is one thing in my life I can control so maybe I am finally taking advantage of it. I am continually amazed when someone Spark emails me to say they think I am an inspiration. If they only know how much trouble I have had over the years with diet, harmful thoughts and exercise, they wouldn't think I was much to brag about. I have been doing much better since I fully committed to SP. That has been the defining factor that has made this attempt successful and long term. They didn't really teach me anything I didn't already know and tried a thousand times before. It just made sense to me this time. Everything clicked. I periodically re-read The Spark for motivation and to get my head in the right frame of mind. That really helps me. I seem to pick up some new concept that I didn't notice in the first couple times i read it. That is always a good thing.
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FLAMENM 8/10/2010 10:02PM

    Sounds like everything is clicking for you!

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SILLYSD1410 8/10/2010 11:59AM

    Sounds to me like you have re-invented your process a couple of times along the way and learned a lot about yourself in the mean time. That is what its all about isnt it? Opening up our own personal stories and rewriting them when we need to?

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AAAANNA 8/10/2010 11:10AM

    It is precisely because you have gone through all that you have that makes you inspiring, you have gone through all of that and turned it around!!! emoticon

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CHARMIN608 8/10/2010 11:05AM

    Good luck to you in your journey. emoticon

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Another weekend bites the dust!

Monday, August 09, 2010

I finally finished cleaning out my main closet this weekend. I am giving all my fat clothes away. I won't need them anymore. I also did the linen closet and some drawers in the master bedroom and bath. I know I am a little late on the "Spring" cleaning concept but I am just now getting to it. I hate that sort of thing but it will be sweeeeeet when it is finished. I need to do shoes and a couple of junk drawers and I will be finished with the master bed/bath rooms. Now if I can just get around to the kitchen. I have plenty of space but it is filled with stuff. I am not even sure what it all is. Apparently if you give me extra space I will fill it with crap. I am going to finish the master area tonight and then on to the kitchen!
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PAT3ONTHEBACK 8/9/2010 12:31PM

    That is amazing what you have done already. I am trying to clean the garage and can't even get a wall done after like five solid days. Over the course of a month, but still.

It does go faster once you get going. It's getting started that takes me so long, LOL

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Sundays are a blessing indeed!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

I am having a nice Sunday. I love the calm that is usually part of Sunday. I ran a bunch of errands yesterday. We are going to finally clean out the garage next weekend so I went and got a push broom and big mop plus cleaning supplies. No excuses next weekend. I already have what I need so we can get up on Saturday and start after breakfast and exercise. It has been 2 years since we worked on it at all so it is dirty and cluttered. I know it won't be fun but it will be great when it is done. That is something I have always kind of done but now that I am a Sparker I truly understand the real value of being prepared for what you have planned. The best laid plans really can be derailed if you didn't plan for them. Hope everyone has a great week! Spread the spark!!
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LSCHULER72 8/8/2010 3:28PM

    Have a wonderful week!

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