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Thursday, September 12, 2013

At first I thought this seemed silly but then, I thought what the heck....I can write a few sentences. Dreaming can be a step towards making it real. I'm going back to school and taking computer technology classes. I'd like to combine skills with my current job in GIS with new programming/computer skills and make at least 20-30K more than I make now. I'd like to live in a different house. I do like my house but it's not my dream home. Not that material things are what will make me happy long term but since I'm creating my future, these are things I aspire toward. And I will have lost the 80 extra pounds I'm carrying. I do know this is possible because I am on my way to achieving my goals. No one can make this happen but me and I am worth it!!! And while I'm dreaming, I'll have my yard person and personal trainer/chef. lol. I can't envision who I will be with because it is really hard to imagine meeting someone. I do imagine I'll be hanging out with my friends enjoying life and laughing because that is what I do now.

  


Why do I want to lose weight?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A few weeks ago I hurt my knee. It had been giving me problems for a while but I generally ignored it. Finally, this was enough to send me to the doctor for some relief. It was a sobering reality to know that the reason I was there was because of "excess body mass" as the report had it worded. I couldn't argue. For a few years the thought of being pre-diabetic was in the back of my mind but not a big concern. Between my knee injury and the nagging idea of being pre-diabetic, I started thinking about the path that my life would start to take. It has really scared me. I'm not that person....but wait, if I don't make lifestyle changes, I AM that person.

Of course, I'd like to look better but more than that is feeling better. At this point I've lost 8 pounds. I'm 31 days into journaling. I have begun taking comfort in my daily journal and view it as a check and balance but also a friend.

It's sad to say that I've never been disciplined enough to take long-term control of weight issues. At 47 years old, it's about time.

  
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POSITVETHINKER 7/12/2013 8:39AM

    Thanks for your encouragement. It made me feel really good this morning to open my email and see your comments on my blogs. I was checking out your page. You are AMAZING!! When I need encouragement, I know where to come.

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BOOKWORM27S 7/12/2013 7:25AM

    Good luck in your weight loss journey!

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How has my body changed in the past 3 weeks?

Monday, July 01, 2013

Hmmmm....good question. I've lost 5 pounds. I have had more energy and not as lethargic. My pants are a tiny bit looser. I feel pretty icky though because my period starts tomorrow and I feel all bloated and blah. Sorry I'm not more positive at the moment. Let's check back in on Friday and see how we feel. All you girls know what I mean, right?

  
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BOOKWORM27S 7/12/2013 7:27AM

    Drinking hot water with fresh lemon juice helps me get rid of the PMS bloat. I also try to eat a lot of asparagus and watermelon around that TOM. They're great natural diuretics.

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PAPA175 7/1/2013 7:48PM

    Great job on the life change.

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recommit

Thursday, March 12, 2009

As I reread my page I find that everything I wrote before is still true. I have made many healthy changes in my life and feel a million times better. I have to admit, I've gotten slack about tracking my food and have become a bit lackadaisical about my commitment. Not that it is bad, it could be better. I love going to yoga and have changed opportunities to eat with friends into other activities. Not that you can't eat later. I still eat pizza if I'm having an attack or a burger once in a blue moon. I am writing this more to myself than anything. Because if I write it down, it makes it true and I'm vested in my commitment to myself. I knew it would be a long road and everyday that I don't do my best, it becomes longer. And it is a lifestyle change. I know these things. I have to relearn them on occasion. I have to keep pushing on and moving ahead. I know I can do it. As long as I keep trying.

  
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4GAYATRI 3/12/2009 8:15PM

    "Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible. "

You can do this!
emoticon emoticon Mary!!

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CHUBERASER 3/12/2009 1:02PM

    Stay the course...that's what we have to do to get to where we want to be! You're doing a good job!

Deb

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Blah day.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

It is a dreary day here in G'ville. We are getting some much needed rain. Thank GOD! It suits my mood though. Don't feel like working. The highlight of my day will be going to the gym tonight. I'm sure a good workout will help my blah mood. I want to be skinny already and it's just not happening as fast as I want it to. I realize it is totally unrealistic to think that, but hey...I can wish. And pizza sure would be good. It's kindof like the AA and NA motto...One day at a time. I'm sure I'll perk up. Tomorrow's Friday!! emoticon

  
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4GAYATRI 11/14/2008 7:33PM

    We could do with some of that rain here. Have a great weekend!!

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