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Skinny Way of Thinking

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Yesterday my boss asked me to decorate the front window of herbusiness with hearts for Valentine's Day. I'm not much of an artist but I thought, they're just hearts, even a child can draw a heart. I got my red, pink, and white paints ready and started to make outlines to be colored in later. I went across half of the window before my boss stopped me and said "What are those supposed to be?" "Hearts" I said. She said they were the sickliest hearts she has ever seen. I stepped back to admire my work and I thought they looked great! She drew HER version of a heart on the window and I could see there was a difference. Hers were rounder and fatter and mine were slimmer, shapelier and I thought...SEXIER. Try as I might, I couldn't make them as full as hers, They may have started out fat, but the more I made, the slimmer they got. I guess after over 5 years of maintenance, my life has really "thinned" out.....in every way. I view things differently, which is a good thing for me, not so much for my decorating. I can't wait to see how my St. Patrick Day shamrocks turn out. But then, I don't think my boss will ask me to paint anymore windows!

  
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ALLYTHEATHLETE 2/12/2012 9:05PM

    That's awesome!

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Happy 5 years to........ME!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I have been maintaining for 5 years now. Boy, it feels good to say that! I can tell you it's been a struggle. Family and friends aren't always supportive and a full time job sometimes makes it hard to get in my daily run. It's hard when my family kids me when we eat together. They say, try this, ONE won't hurt you. I know my strengths, and trying one just isn't one of them! I smile, knowing that I have taken control of my life and my body. In these 5 years I have learned that I am responsible for my maintenance and that I shouldn't be swayed by others because they might not always have my best interest at heart. I highly recommend getting into a routine of food and exercise. It makes life so much easier. The best part comes when I meet people that I haven't seen for a while and they comment on the fact that I still look great after all these years. So I give myself a big high five emoticon and know that in another 5 years I can come back here and blog about how great 10 years of maintenance feels!!!!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 11/21/2011 9:24AM

    Great blog! I voted for it. You inspire me to strengthen my maintenance routine. Your comment about not letting others influence negatively is a good one, too. Thanks SO much for sharing! -Marsha


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MARTHAWILL 11/14/2011 8:03PM

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FITFABME 11/13/2011 5:06PM

    That is SOOO impressive! Do you realize how few people succeed at that? You are a true motivator - proof that it CAN be done!

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LIV2RIDE 11/13/2011 4:01PM

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GOOD FOR YOU!!!

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MISSM66 11/13/2011 9:22AM

    emoticon on 5 years maintaing not easy, but you are doing wonderful keep up the good work emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PROJECTLOSEIT 11/13/2011 12:43AM

    Congratulations! I look forward to one day being in that stage and keeping it up just like you have! emoticon

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RUNNER12COM 11/13/2011 12:28AM

    Congrats on 5 years!

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3 Months In

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Can you believe 3 months have gone by in the new year?! Seems impossible. It's been 5 years since I lost my weight and made myself a priority. I'm happy to say that I have been maintaining nicely. Even though I work 40-45 hours a week and have a husband and son at home to take care of, I still find time to get in my weekday running/walking. I record my workouts on a calendar and as I was marking March 31st I noticed that I have not missed a day this year. And believe me, there were some days when I had to squeeeeeeeze them in! I feel better when I'm on track and I can even occasionally go over on my calories and not see a weight gain. BONUS!!!! So here's to the next 3 months of a daily routine and a continued journey to.......ME!!!!!

  
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NEXTDITKA 4/3/2011 10:59PM

    Congrats on the success! That business about trying to find time -- that is always so much of the issue. Glad to see that you have been able to find the time (or MAKE the time) to get your walking. EVERY DAY this year, WOW! That's batting 1.000!!!

Good luck on the 2nd quarter!

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LIV2RIDE 4/3/2011 6:14PM

    emoticon emoticon I can't believe how quickly this year is slipping by. I'm trying to enjoy every moment. Sounds like you are taking advantage of every waking moment. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Finally proud of myself

Sunday, August 08, 2010

My son got married yesterday. I am so proud of him and his accomplishments. He has come a long way. I can also say that I am proud of me! I can't remember the last time I said that about myself. Some people loose weight for special occasions in life only to gain it back and then some after the event is over. I was already at my goal weight and maintaining before the wedding took place. Trying on dresses was a breeze and I thought I looked good in every one of them. (if you knew me, you would know how hard this was for me to say) On the day of the wedding I splurged and got my hair and makeup done by a professional. The ceremony was outdoors and it was gorgeous! But I have to say that one of the highlights of the day was the compliments I got on how beautiful I looked. My friends and relatives came up to me all night long telling me how much they loved the dress and how great I looked in it. I was on cloud nine! So the next time I'm wondering why I'm going through the tortures of eating right and exercising, I'll look back at my sons wedding and say, Ahhh, that's why I do it. It feels great to finally be proud of myself!

  
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SPIDER16 8/30/2010 3:02PM

    congrats on your son's wedding and the greatest gift of all feeling proud of yourself. It's well deserved emoticon emoticon

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WORKTHEGOAL 8/30/2010 2:01PM

    What a wonderful blog, double celebration! I was smiling as I read.

Congratulations to your Son too - Wishing them a happy future.

Mandy
10,000 Steps a day

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CAROLJEAN64 8/8/2010 4:56PM

    How absolutely wonderful! It is a great thing to finally admit to ourselves that we are proud of our hard work and accomplishments. So glad friends and family noticed. .. you must have been glowing!

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Something bad this way comes!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I have been very constant in my exercising since I began my weight loss journey. 5 days a week at least an hour of walking and/or running. My job in doggie daycare keeps me on my feet all day too. Lately, I have been feeling very unmotivated. This usually doesn't stop me from doing my daily routine, but this past Monday, I just couldn't do it. It was kind of scary. I talked myself out of my morning run! The rest of the week was a struggle. I completed my daily hour, but at a slower and less enthusiastic rate. I don't know what's happening. Tomorrow is Monday, my day off of work, and I have no early appointments, so I'm afraid the same thing will happen. "Why get up early and run if you don't have to be up for anything else"? ARGHHHHH!!! C'mon! 5 years into my journey and I'm wimping out????!!!! This is bad.....very bad.

  
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TRUEINDIGO 6/29/2010 5:53PM

  Maybe you could slow down for a week or two--could be you're burning out. Give your body a rest for a little while, then back to exercise. Also, variety is a great idea.

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CECE0330 6/28/2010 9:47AM

    I think sometimes your body just NEEDS a rest, you know? So it's OK to give it one every once in a while. But if you feel yourself slipping, then sometimes you have to FORCE it back into gear! I had 2 of those days recently, and it set me back a whole week in the Couch to 5K program. I didn't WANT to get up Friday at all to run, but I made myself, and now, i'm back on track. You've come too far to let it go now! Stay strong! emoticon

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LIV2RIDE 6/28/2010 7:06AM

    Sounds like it could be time to mix it up a bit. Find something else to do for your hour workout. Maybe try Tae bo (kickboxing), Yoga, Pilates....go to the local library and check out a couple workout DVDs. Give something new a try.

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FITKAT2010 6/28/2010 6:18AM

    Take a look at what triggered this. I would guess it is emotional. Something happened that isn't being stated here.

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JILLMARI 6/27/2010 10:51PM

    Everybody goes through rough spots, what is important is what you do with it. If your best friend was going through a rough time you would encourage her and love her just the same and tell her that she can do it. So be your own best friend and don't be too hard on yourself. Hang in there, it will get better! Of course you can do this emoticon

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SHERRYK5 6/27/2010 10:46PM

    It hard to keep motivated and if you have done it for five year you should be proud of yourself. I sure you know you need to find a new motivation or a new exercise program. You can do this!

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