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Day 12 Keeping On

Friday, September 12, 2014

No blog from me for a few days but I never gave up, I did the healthy thing! emoticon

I was just feeling low, news of a Lady passing, she is a Grandma to Boys who call me Grandma too, the news had me thinking why do I bother? Why do I care if I try to lose weight ? I mean she was 67 , not sick, but in a split minute she was gone. It had me feeling sad.

Then, I got over my pity party, no bad eating--- I remembered my own sister is going to be 80 at the end of the month and I should never give up on me.

I got a week free pass from the Y and off I went to day. Loved the place.
I also walked on the board walk along the lake and I had a nice long swing, they face out over the water, so beautiful. Have I ever told you, I love to swing.

If I get to have a trip south this spring, I want to look good and be healthy


I am happy to night , I know I made the right choice to keep on Keep'en On.







  
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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/15/2014 11:58PM

    Mary, I'm sorry that have had to say a final farewell to someone you cared about. That is never an easy thing to do, and all too often we try to ease our emotions using the wrong methods - food, liquor, drugs, etc - but NOT you!

That is so AWESOME!!!!

It sounds like you have had a great day at the Y as well as on the beach and swings! I used to love swinging, but haven't been one in far too many years.

Hug yourself as you recall your friend, not just with her physical absence, but rather with smiles and laughter as you think of all the good times you shared over the years.

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SHIRLEYX 9/14/2014 7:29PM

    Sorry to hear about your loss. You made a good decision to continue to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

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BARBARAROSE54 9/13/2014 4:40PM

    sorry to hear about your loss, you didn't mention it.

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SPARKFRAN514 9/13/2014 4:31PM

    Sorry about your lose. but i glad you didn't have a long pity party and that it didn't contain food .. Its great that you found something to be thankful in your sadness .
♥-:¦:-♫ ♫´¨¨)) -:¦:-♥ ♫¸.·´ .·´¨¨))“Every dawn, a new beginning, every day, a free gift: live each as if it were your last – fully.”
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KITT52 9/13/2014 10:48AM

    great job Mary....you are worth the effort...and life is so much happier when we are healthy..

Have a healthy week end and swing on my friend

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BABYBARNEY 9/13/2014 7:51AM

    Every day we have is a precious gift...so LIVE it to the fullest & healthiest you can. Each effort we take to improve how we live will reward us with longevity.. I really believe that...I understand missing a dear friend and am so glad you kept to healthy living. Best of luck at the y...it will keep you active during those cold days ahead of us.

I love your beach pic...particularly on a fall am. like today...before you know it you will be celebrating with Winnie...

You just keep on keepin on!
We've got this!!!

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CVRONEK 9/13/2014 6:03AM

    I do understand, Mary, about thoughts of why even bother.
We never know when our time will come, but although we have moments, we do pull out our positive thoughts and it gets us going again.

You sound so good and I love that ! Glad you are enoying the Y and I can just imagine you swinging!
I love to swing, too!

Keep up the good work. We may as well feel as good as we can, with the time that we have.

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GLORYB2014 9/13/2014 5:36AM

    You are so right Mary, we have to keep on keeping on, no matter what goes on around us! We have to take care of our body, take care of US! We're loved and needed.

OMG, I hadn't realized your sister is going to be 80 soon, she is about 10 months older than me!! I know you'll get together for her special birthday!

I think you had a fun day! I'd like that swing too, especially looking over the water while swinging! I'm glad you enjoyed your day at the Y too!

Keep it up Mary . . . we may stumble at times but pick yourself back up and get at it girl! You're doing too good to ever stop!!

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JOYINKY 9/12/2014 11:36PM

    Wonderfu picture! Yes, you made the right choice! When I retired at 60, I thought I'd be lucky if I had 5 years left. This is year 14 and I feel better than ever! History is not destiny! Stay well!

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FLSUNSHINE1931 9/12/2014 10:36PM

    Yes, we have to keep on going, all we can do is take the best we can of our bodies. I love this photo, so peaceful.

Marsha/FL

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LOLAJO54 9/12/2014 10:07PM

    yep Marge did not get her warning sign

we both had a warning to take care of us

Just do it..

health is the best

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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/12/2014 9:55PM

    emoticon keep up the good work

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/12/2014 9:48PM

    Sweet blog.

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Day 8 Weigh day

Monday, September 08, 2014

Hi Friends it was a great day even for a Monday !
Hubby, Panda and I walked through the woods to the lake. We crossed the river mouth and went on the north and south side of the lake.

I managed to get 3.9 miles walking today, did 20 minutes on my gazelle.

Drum roll for my weigh in emoticon I removed 2 pounds, this is a big deal with me after going away for 3 nights and 4 days. For months I have been eating NOT so good when I go to London, but I ate well this time. I am very happy.

I credit my accomplishment to my friends that kept me accountable.

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Here is a picture from today of me and Panda at the lake.










  
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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/10/2014 9:19PM

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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/10/2014 12:20AM

    How nice that Jim will go for walks with you and Panda. I imagine that the scenery is beautiful, especially on a nice sunny day with the water sparkling all around you.

Have the leaves started changing colour yet? Everything is still so green around here that it's hard to believe that it's Fall already.

That's a great shot of you and Panda - you look so relaxed and happy together .

Congratulations on the scale heading in the right direction! I know how frustrated you've been about that!

Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Kathy

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LOLAJO54 9/9/2014 5:40PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on your weight removal

did you dip the toes in the lake! Does Panda like the water?? I forget!!
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SHIRLEYX 9/9/2014 9:16AM

    emoticon on the weight loss after a successful week! You are clearly feeling better after deciding to focus on getting back to a healthier you. Way to go girl! Love the photo.

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/9/2014 8:32AM

    Cute pic. Good job.

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KITT52 9/9/2014 8:28AM

    emoticon ....great job

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BARBARAROSE54 9/9/2014 7:59AM

    emoticon on your weight loss. Keep up the good work. It's all about making choices and you made all the right ones. emoticon

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GLORYB2014 9/9/2014 6:42AM

    Mary, what an awesome week you had and this week has started in the same way!

GREAT that you ate healthy while in London, just awesome!!!!

I love this photo of you and Panda, you look so relaxed! How wonderful that you live right by the lake, your walks would be beautiful.

Another good week for you, I'm proud of you every day!!!

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BABYBARNEY 9/9/2014 6:35AM

    It looks so pretty in your "neck of the woods"...Keep up that walking...before you know it, that lake will be covered with snow & ice!

Great job on that 2 lb. weight loss!!!

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MISSLORI5 9/8/2014 11:03PM

    Great walk! You are so lucky to have a hubby who will walk with you! Mine is always too busy, or too tired! You also have wonderful landscape to walk on! I'm envious of your long walk, the longest I've ever put in at one time is about 2 mi.! I congratulate you, too, on your loss as it's totally wonderful to see that scale move on down!! I hope you can keep it happening and have a great time doing it!!!! emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 9/8/2014 10:43PM

    Great Mary! Wonderful picture at the lake. Eight successful days and a good weight loss! emoticon emoticon

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FLSUNSHINE1931 9/8/2014 10:37PM

    Mary, love the picture, and congratulations on the walk you got in today. You are doing great, and 2 pound is 8 sticks of butter gone. :)

Going to hit the sack.

Marsha/FL
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Day 7 woohoo

Sunday, September 07, 2014

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I should be writing about my plans for the up coming week but I am just too beat.

I am happy that I never gave in to any cravings and that I had a successful week.

Weigh day to morrow.

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YOU have the POWER be HAPPY

  
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JACKINAN 9/13/2014 2:46PM

    Loving it! You are doing it.

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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/10/2014 12:11AM

    emoticon A whole week down - 7 days, count them - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7!! You have stayed true to your plans and made it through the first week!!!

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JOYINKY 9/8/2014 8:00AM

    emoticon emoticon Definitely rates as a successful week no matter what the scale reports! emoticon

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CVRONEK 9/8/2014 6:41AM

    emoticon emoticon You look very bright and cheery!

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BABYBARNEY 9/8/2014 6:25AM

    Great job on week 1!

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GLORYB2014 9/8/2014 5:39AM

    What a great week you had Mary! WOW! AWESOME! I'm so happy for you my dear friend!
This week will be even easier!

Love the photo! You're looking wonderful!

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/8/2014 12:24AM

    Good job!

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SHIRLEYX 9/8/2014 12:07AM

    emoticon You did great on the first week! Congrats on a job well done!

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Day 6--- Walking not enough

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Saturday has been a good day.
I did not get enough walking in today, we have an hour and 20 min. drive home, then by the time I put the clean laundry away, the groceries and unpacked the stuff I took away for 3 days I did not feel like going out walking.

I will double my steps to morrow.

I am proud to say that day 6 was one more good eating day. Salad twice with a boiled egg each time, no meat today, so I ate the eggs. 3 different fruits. Breakfast was not so great, I ate 2 oatmeal cookies with my coffee, I think that is better then a McD sausage muffin, that is what I would normally have when not at home.

Had my fist good nights sleep last night after 5 days with no sugar, I think I have beat the craving. emoticon

I know the cookies have sugar but that is not the same as eating chocolate at night.

I am happy with my Saturday, I will make Sunday even better.

Spark on my little September Winners



  
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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/10/2014 12:09AM

    Well done eating in a healthier way!
Well done working on your " sugar addiction"!
Well done, well done, WELL DONE on keeping to your goals!!

You are doing an awesome job Mary!!!!

Loved the pic of your happy, smiling beautiful self!

Let me know when you're in town again and maybe we can get together for a visit.Hugs,
Kathy

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SPARKFRAN514 9/8/2014 11:56AM

    emoticon on the good week
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good job on not beating your self up over not getting the walk in you got the house
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off we go into Sept and its challenge

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CVRONEK 9/8/2014 6:41AM

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FLSUNSHINE1931 9/7/2014 9:11PM

    I have no doubt that you will succeed. emoticon Mary. Keep on walking and eating healthy food, and I am trying also. emoticon
Marsha

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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/7/2014 8:03PM

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BABYBARNEY 9/7/2014 10:14AM

    Good job today...1 day at a time!

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KITT52 9/7/2014 9:13AM

    good job Mary....do what works for you


have a healthy week

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GLORYB2014 9/7/2014 6:14AM

    emoticon Oh Mary, that was a great day! I'm so proud of you!

One whole week is gone and we're not only doing it but we're doing GREAT! Keep up the good work Mary!

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MISSLORI5 9/6/2014 11:02PM

    Woo-Hoo!! Progress feels good, doesn't it?!!!! emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 9/6/2014 10:48PM

    So glad you had a good day! You are doing great!

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Day 5 Over & a Good Day

Friday, September 05, 2014

Let me add a picture here, it is an old one of me that I made when I reached 132.
I am weighing in at 165 again now but I am going to make sure that all changes in September. I don't know what has taken me so long to get working on me again but I am not going to let that bother me, I am just moving forward. Do it all again , one step at a time.





My day was filled with shopping and visiting. I had a healthy eating day, could have drank more water.

Friday was a great day. I will make sure Saturday is too.


  
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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/10/2014 12:03AM

    Glad to hear that your Friday was such a good day for you!!

Remember, baby steps are easier to deal with than giant strides that often trip us up!

Hope your weekend was a good one my friend!
Hugs,
Kathy

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SPARKFRAN514 9/8/2014 11:52AM

    Not getting message of your blogs so will just pop in and check in since you are doing so emoticon at daily notes. much better then me . thank you for sharing the pictures and you will soon be back to your goal we are working hard on our goals this month we need to get ready for the holiday season its fast approaching . keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/6/2014 4:40PM

    emoticon you are doing emoticon keep up the good work!!!

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LOLAJO54 9/6/2014 10:53AM

    one step at a time
no looking back
you are not going that way.

glad you had a good day

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SHIRLEYX 9/6/2014 9:35AM

    You are doing great on the September challenge! September is your month to shine!

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JOYINKY 9/6/2014 9:06AM

    Wonderful! Great, movitating picture. You can do this for good this time!

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KITT52 9/6/2014 8:41AM

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BABYSOX 9/6/2014 7:43AM

    You are gorgeous and now it is time to get that healthy feeling back.
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GLORYB2014 9/6/2014 4:40AM

    I agree, how great you look in all the pictures Mary! But I also agree with how you feel, having the extra weight on! I am the same way.

September seemed to make things come together for us and we are doing it!!! Way to go my friend!

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BARBARAROSE54 9/6/2014 4:38AM

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FLSUNSHINE1931 9/5/2014 10:40PM

    You can it, you look good in all pictures. We all know the extra pounds are not good. I am trying.
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