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Not sleeping

Saturday, April 06, 2013

I should be in bed. I am working the weekend and really need to get my rest. In part I am still awake because I tend to be a night owl. In part I am still awake because I wanted to get a jump start on my SP work before I go to work tomorrow. In part I am still awake because I had such a lovely day at the zoo with my Great Goddaughter and later a lovely dinner and visit with her parent's my Goddaughter and her husband. I sure won't be earning any points today for getting at least 7 hours sleep but I am feeling a bit sleepy now so I will bid you good night. emoticon

  
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BONNIEMARGAY 4/6/2013 3:41AM

    Good night!

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Zoo bound

Friday, April 05, 2013

My 7 year old God-daughter spent the night last night and we have the whole day together today. We made a list of fun things we might to today and finally decided we would head to the zoo in a little while (once it warms up some). The high temperature in the Detroit area today will be a crisp 50 degrees. so we'll layer up, pack a lunch and head off for our zoo adventure. Bonus for me ..... lots of extra walking.

  


Sit up & take notice!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Boy, am I noticing lately just how bad my posture is sometimes! I have a heightened awareness of just how often I am slouching when sitting, slumping when sitting and not standing tall when walking. I guess those realizations are a good thing because when I become aware of them I do sit up straight and stand up taller!

Weird how unnatural it feels to pull up out of my torso, you'd think it would feel better but it actually feels like I have to work consciously to make it happen. A bit like needing to consciously suck in my stomach, it's work! But that's a blog post for another day! Bottom line is that Improved posture helps to release tension, build muscle, and give you energy and an instantly taller, slimmer-looking physique. For the moment I am going to sit up & take notice!

  
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CHANTENAY 4/6/2013 9:03AM

    One good thing about siting up straight is it makes you use your abs. Denise Austin used to say that sucking in your gut for one minute amounts to a belly crunch. I remember she was sitting in a car when she said that on her show. She said you can suck in your belly while driving, working at a desk, just any time! And sitting straight help prevent osteoporosis by the back muscles pressing against the vertebrae, thus strengthening those all-important bones. I think it's helped me through the years.

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feeling good!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Tired tonight after a full day; work, gym, errands, dinner out with friends,recovery meeting. Good tired though knowing that I got done what needed to be done today.

Also put in my status today I posted a NSV, I wore my blouse tucked in to my trousers and a belt. Yeah!

  


Need to check in with this.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Okay so I am three weeks into my SP journey and have been feeling really good about my commitment and my progress, until this morning when I stepped on the scale for my weekly weigh in.

Weighing in can be tricky for me because my mood and attitude can be influenced by the numbers on the scale. First week here I lost four pounds, felt euphoric, full of hope and promise, motivated to focus and be diligent on this journey. Second weigh in last Monday, down 2 more pounds, hoped for more but was pretty much okay with that because I was moving in the right direction. Committed to continue to be diligent and work hard all week.

Great week last week with lot's of exercise, checking in here, getting to my food addiction recovery meetings, meditation and mindfulness, didn't go over my calorie count on any given day. Positive outlook and attitude! Really looked forward to weighing in today after having such stellar week and getting through a holiday clean and committed.

Number on the scale today? Same a last week. I have been telling myself all morning that I am okay with that, that it's reasonable to maintain after losing 6 pounds during the first 2 weeks. Figured I'd better check in though because this is where the path forks. Which direction will I go. Give up and say it's not worth working so hard or stay the course knowing that I won't show a loss every week and that this is the time when I need to redouble my efforts and commitment and keep pushing though?

I am not working today so I can easily get to my lunchtime Zumba class. My food is all planned and committed for the day and I have gotten a start on my water. I just ordered 3 of Coach Nicole's fitness DVD's and I am sharing my feelings here and asking for support. I really want to keep my focus on the positive strides that I can make today and not focus overly much on the numbers on the scale.

  
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CHANTENAY 4/6/2013 9:10AM

    Six pounds in two weeks is a tremendous amount of weight to lose. Actually, it's just fine that you stayed level this week. Just keep doing what you're doing. We are encouraged to lose a pound or two a week. Losing larger amounts is not sustainable week after week. So, with your commitment and organization, you're doing just fine! You have the right idea and ideal approach.

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