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10% Achievement

Saturday, October 02, 2010

I am happy to report that I received my 10% award at Weight Watchers today. In all the number of times I have joined Weight Watchers I have never achieved that elusive 10%. They say that just losing 10% of your initial weight will lower your blood pressure, take some pressure off your joints and make your clothes fit soooooo much better. I am happy to report that the joints feel better as do my clothes. I actually wore a pair of jeans this week which have been hanging in the closet for sometime as they were too tight. Maybe it is time to try on some the other smaller clothes.

Actually I am going to wait for that one. It will be another celebration.

I am so proud of myself! I went grocery shopping today and thought that I might reward myself with something special. Something that I haven't had in a long time - like a cinnamon bun with lots of icing, or a bag of chips, or a chocolate bar, or some macadamia nut and white chocolate chunk cookies. BUT no! Remembering that food rewards are a bad idea, I bought instead some flowers for myself. How good was that!!!!!

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HONEYBUNCH24 10/2/2010 7:21PM

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CELEBRATELIFE 10/2/2010 6:43PM

    Congratulations on your victory and flowers are a wonderful treat. And another congrats on making your 10% goal!

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LINDALEE14 10/2/2010 6:20PM

    emoticon Losing 10% is a wonderful milestone and I am very excited for you. Getting into a smaller pair of genes is also. My genes are pretty lose but I can't quite zip up the smaller ones. When I can, I will celebrate too! Maybe not flowers...maybe a book, or new CD. That's the great thing. We can come up with other things besides food. Kudos to you!!! emoticon emoticon

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FRANKLYAMUSED 10/2/2010 6:06PM

    Flowers are an excellent choice. They have no calories and can provide pleasure for a week or two!!

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Quitting is not an option

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Everytime I go to a Weight Watcher's meeting and the scales don't budge or as it did today, it only went down .2lbs I feel like giving up on losing weight. But I can't quit. I promised myself that this time was going to be the time I reached my goal. Another reason I can't quit is all the inspiration I have gotten from Sparkpeople. The groups that I post with are amazing. There is so much support, enthusiasm and success there that I would be ashamed to quit.

At my meeting this morning the topic was "Asking for Help". There was lots of discussion in the group and some great ideas on how to get "Help" that I realized I have help all around me. I am very lucky to have a very supportive husband as well. He clipped an article out the of the newspaper today about a journalist who had just lost 22 lbs on Weight Watchers. She wrote about a women's need to feel good about themself and in a comical way about running without that extra fat. He then listened while I showed him how I figured out the WW points in the breakfast we were having and agreed that perhaps we shouldn't have that one any more because it was too high in points. How sweet is that?

How could I every think about quitting when I have this support all around me. No excuses anymore. Back on track!

  
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KIGGANSJ 9/25/2010 3:02PM

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I tell myself that a loss is a loss. At least the scale went emoticon and that is better then emoticon

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TAYLORCRAFTBC65 9/25/2010 2:23PM

    GOOD FOR YOU!!! When the going get's tough, the tough GET GOING!! Try stepping up your exercise intensity a little bit, and see if that works. Brie

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PJMATH 9/25/2010 2:21PM

    Good for you!! Don't forget a 0.2 pound loss is a loss. You didn't put all the pounds on in a week, you can't expect them to fall off that quickly either. You are doing it the slow and sensible way. Keep up the good work!!!

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Sunny day

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What a beautiful day it is here after two days of heavy rain. It is much cooler but sunny. Definitely fall.

I went to the gym yesterday and today at 6:30am and met a friend for a workout. Then yesterday at 6pm I went to my Pilates - De-stress class. Boy that is a good one. It is mostly a stretch class, working on posture improvement. I really need that one as I sit at a computer most days and tend to get that computer slouch. I can feel the muscles screaming.

Food wise, I have been sticking close to my program but not seeing any progress on the scales. That part I don't understand and get frustrated. But I will persevere.

We have six weeks until we go to Mexico and will be staying down there for six weeks. I am planning to take some exercise DVD's along. We do get plenty of long walks on those endless beaches as well.

Company for dinner tonight. We will be having salmon. The run on sockeye has been tremendous this year so the price has been great. I must stock the freezer up with some more.

Cheers for now

  


Can't believe the weekend is almost over

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I missed doing a blog yesterday! I went to my Weight Watchers meeting in the morning and was disappointed at only a 1.2lbs loss. The topic of the meeting was " .2,.4,.6,.8, Why Don't We Appreciate!" What a perfect topic for how I was feeling. I know I worked hard a exercise all week, stayed within my point range and what happens? Only 1.2lbs. I guess the difficult part for me to understand is that at the beginning of the week I was down about 3lbs from my last Saturday weighin and then over the week my weight started creeping back up. In discussing this with some friends we concluded that we women still go thur a "cycle" of hormone fluctuation even thou we are menopausal. I know that last week I was feeling down, teary most of the time and cranky as well. Is that a good excuse? I think so.

I was also of the mind as I only had one coupon left for the meetings that I wouldn't continue going to Weight Watchers. But I changed my mind. I promised myself that this was going to be the time I reached my goal. I am 3lbs away from getting that 10% key chain which in all the other times I have joined weight watchers I haven't achieved. So darn it all anyway I am going to do this. Enough said.

This morning I met with 3 other friends and we did a wonderful walk in the rain. We then went out for brunch. Very enjoyable.

I am going to try a new chicken dish tonight with chicken pieces, taco seasoning and salsa that I heard about here on Sparks. It sounds soooooo good.

I am attaching an email I received the other day about "Pencils". It is something to keep in mind.


A PENCIL MAKER TOLD THE PENCIL 5 IMPORTANT LESSONS JUST BEFORE PUTTING IT IN THE BOX :


1.) EVERYTHING YOU DO WILL ALWAYS LEAVE A MARK.

2.) YOU CAN ALWAYS CORRECT THE MISTAKES YOU MAKE.

3.) WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WHAT IS INSIDE OF YOU.

4.) IN LIFE, YOU WILL UNDERGO PAINFUL SHARPENINGS,
WHICH WILL ONLY MAKE YOU BETTER.

5.) TO BE THE BEST PENCIL, YOU MUST ALLOW YOURSELF
TO BE HELD AND GUIDED BY THE HAND THAT HOLDS YOU.

We all need to be constantly sharpened. This parable may encourage you to know that you are a special person, with unique God-given talents and abilities. Only you can fulfil the purpose which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot be changed and, like the pencil, always remember that the most important part of who you are, is what's inside of you.


Cheers for now

  
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CHASHA1 9/19/2010 6:36PM

  I like this blog. Tried WW myself, but found the people to be very unfriendly. I am trying to loose 25lbs. I gained back when I was laid up with a broken hip and wrist. I had lost 85lbs. before this happened and really liked myself. Now, I am very disgusted with myself. My mom had a stroke on July 2 and I have just forgot myself while trying to help her get through everything she is going through. I know to be any good to anyone I have got to get back to where I was. Any encouraging words will be appreciated.

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CHRIS3874 9/19/2010 6:29PM

    Interesting story . I have never belonged to WW but I did belong a a twelve step programme in the past. I used to get alot from the meetings until the chapter I went to imploded.

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Friday already

Friday, September 17, 2010

I can't believe where the week goes. Friday already. I find the weeks just fly by.

Last night I attended a "Core Ability & Optimal Posture = Injury Prevention" workshop. It was very interesting. Put on by a Physiotherapist who taught us how to find our stomach core muscles and find out how to help them get stronger. This will promote better posture, help with lower back problem, posture and balance. It sure made me realize how weak mine are. Definitely something I will have to work on.

The only exercise I got today was grocery shopping. I am probably one of the few people who really enjoys grocery shopping. I made sure I had lunch before I went and also parked as far from the store as I could to get in those extra steps. I had my list and stuck pretty close to it. I love looking at new products and reading the labels. Didn't buy anything new today.

Tonight we are having Basa Fish Fillets which I lightly bread, corn on the cob (local which is just in season the last few weeks) and a spinach salad. Just writing this is making me hungry. My husband will be out playing poker tonight (every Friday) so I may have some popcorn later while watching a movie.

Not a very exciting day so not much to blog about. Except the sun did shine today. Yeah!

Cheers for today

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JACKIE4019 9/18/2010 7:36AM

    Sounds like you had a great day!!

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SUGARBABY60 9/18/2010 5:11AM

    Hey, I'll join you in the popcorn! yummy

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DIAMORROW1 9/17/2010 8:46PM

    Dinner sounds good to me!!!!!!!!

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