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Relieved traveler

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I did it. I went on my trip and adapted to my surroundings as well as i could. I walked on the beach, ate fresh produce and fish whenever possible, and kept healthy snacks available. I'm quite proud of myself. I had a 2.2 lb loss on my return which makes it 9.2 total. I've still got a ways to go but I really feel in charge of my journey.

I had a great time renewing friendships from long ago. It was pretty emotional. A lot has changed in the years since we were all so close but it seemed as a day. I think I was so worried about how I looked going there, being overweight and all, but they knew me as being overweight and not as the girl who'd GAINED. And to my delight almost everyone had gained weight. It was definitely a relief. I hope the next time I see them I'm at goal and much more content with myself in general. But they love me anyway.

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JULESGL 2/21/2009 5:35PM

    I'm glad you had a great trip!

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Nervous traveler

Thursday, February 05, 2009

I'm going out of state tomorrow for 5 days. I have nothing packed and so much to do. I don't know if I have clothes that fit for warmer weather. It's freezing here. I'm pretty much a last- minute type girl but I'm very nervous about 1)what I'm going to find to eat while I'm gone, 2) how am I going to get some exercise in, 3)what if I lose my diet MOJO, 4) what if I gain... I'm trying to tell myself there's no use worrying about the future. Stay in the now. Make good choices and do the best I can. Don't beat yourself up. I'm very, very critical of myself. That could be what's behind this extra weight that I am carrying around. I felt so good last week and then had an emotional horrible weekend and I've wanted to eat ever since. Like chocolate chip cookies would make me feel better or something??? I've resisted thus far. I've tried to take my frustrations out at the gym. That's the only thing that's got my mind off my troubles. I'm so thankful for my Sparkfriends who are so ambitious and motivating. It means a lot.



One month down!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Actually 3 weeks down! I'm still going strong so far. 7 pounds in 3 weeks and I'm pleased with that. I think I've done better this time than ever before. I'm eating healthy not just milking the points. I'm feeling stronger and a lot of my aches and pains have diminished. I was able to give blood this month and my iron count has been too low to do so in a long time. I plan to keep up the momentum this month. I'm going out of town and in less of a controlled environment and I know it will be a challenge but one I'm willing to face head on. I'm preparing by taking some healthy snacks with me and I looked up a gym there that I can use since I belong to a nationwide chain. I've got much more work to do. Slow and steady will prevail!

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JULESGL 2/4/2009 8:20PM

    Great job! You're FLYING!!

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I'm pumped!

Friday, January 30, 2009

I am currently 6th in our Biggest Loser competition (out of 27) and I'm pumped. I'm pumped about my pants being loser. I'm pumped about having a goal and a plan to get there. I'm pumped about re-starting my running program. I feel great and I want to remember how great I feel. I hope it will continue to spur me on to doing more for myself. I got out some visual reminders of me at my smallest weight. I looked so good and didn't even know it. That's what's so sad. Even at my smallest, I was not content with the way I looked. I could only see the negative.

I'm trying so hard to embrace turning 40. I love my babies but I don't miss having babies. I'm ready to begin a new chapter. A more active chapter...with my husband and kids. Finding what I'm truly passionate about. Saying 'no' for a change. Not letting my guilt and feelings of inadequacy color my view. I feel like it's time for a change and I'm pumped about it.


LHJ article

Friday, January 23, 2009

I was reading an article that was talking about living in the moment and I realized that's where a lot of my stress lies: dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. Both are futile and if I can just remind myself to stay in the present, I think I'd be a much happier, fulfilled person.

I also read a quote:
Remember: a small step is still a step.
I trivialize my accomplishments and need to acknowledge that I'm not there yet but I'm on my way.

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MOMMA_GRIZZ 1/24/2009 10:55AM

    Welcome to SparkPeople! You made two very good points - living in the now and celebrating your accomplishments. Both are very important on this journey of ours.

Living in the now keeps us focused and puts our energy in the right place. Every step is a step in the right direction. Celebrate each and every of your achievements, no matter how small you may think they are. Enjoy your journey!

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