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Beautiful Day

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Have been able to enjoy the beautiful day outside today. Got my workout done outside and then worked on the yard with hubby. All in all a great day was had. Now going to have a good supper and relax for while.

  
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WILDCARD1 4/2/2010 4:39PM

    Glad you enjoyed the day!

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JOY0921 4/2/2010 8:45AM

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BARBIE66 4/1/2010 8:31PM

    Wow!!! did a lot .. did the same..before was hard for me to do multitask but now feel more energy and lighter and can not think of not multitasking....

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A New Month - Continuing A New Me

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ahh, April - new month - warmer weather - more opportunities, sounds like a winning combination to me. The few warm days during March really got me craving the outdoors for workout time. So with April arriving I'm excited that the outside will be more available than not.

In the past, being outside was not something I necessarily looked forward to each day. Now though I moan if the weather is too bad to be outside. And it's amazing what I now consider not "too" bad. As I wrote about in a blog last week, I went out in the rain rather than workout inside last week. Whether the wind is a gentle breeze or actually adds a little resistance to my walk/run it's ok. Whether the sun's warmth is being felt or just faking me out it's ok. I'm breathing deeper and walking/running farther. I like this new me that's emerging!

  
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WILDCARD1 4/1/2010 3:00PM

    I am so enjoying the warmer weather! Glad you are enjoying being outside! Keep up the great work!

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TRACY180 4/1/2010 8:10AM

    It is sure fun to watch the new person come out slowly but surely. Keep up the good work and enjoying the beautiful weather. emoticon

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SHEENADEE 3/31/2010 11:56PM

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What a fabulous attitude!

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I RELATE

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I don't know if tonight I was just overly emotional or what. I watched the Biggest Loser and cried through a large portion of it. I was watching and they were showing what weight the different ones started at and where they were at now. I just started thinking what an accomplishment this was for each of them. And how emotional this must be for them.

I could so relate to how limited they probably felt at their beginning weights. Whether it was caused by emotional eating, inactivity, ease of fast foods or whatever, the fact is each of them recognized the need to make a change. I began crying, overwhelmed by the changes these people are going through and I could relate to them. Many of them are like me and others here at SP, never really having but maybe a short-term glance at being what is considered a normal weight. I was thinking what dedication it has taken these people to make these changes. Yes, they are able to dedicate pretty much their entire day to working out unlike most of us. But still they are having to learn a new way of life just like us.

Also, I don't know about you, but like me, they have to deal with being able to deal with other people's reactions to their weight loss. Friends acting almost in a jealous way about their achievements. People who before may have treated you as if you didn't exist, now paying more attention to you. And on a positive note, learning to accept complements. And most of all, learning to see yourself as the healthier person you're becoming.

So far since I've started my journey to not only getting to a normal weight, but more to a healthier lifestyle, I've lost 32.9 lbs since 01/09/10. Recently, I put on a shirt I'd gotten back around Thanksgiving last year that wouldn't even come down over my stomach or fit in the upper arms. Now it is loose on me all over. When I showed my husband I about cried, because I knew how much of a change my body had went through in less than three months.

I'm also undertaking activities I have never tried before even though I'd always wanted to do them. I'm learning to run. It's not for everyone, but it gives me such a "high" when I work on this. I did my week 3 of the C25K today. It has 3 minute running intervals. To some this may not sound like much, but to me it's unbelievable I accomplished the whole thing today at a steady pace and felt great afterwards.

All of us, the Biggest Loser contestants and we here on SP, are working toward recreating ourselves into healthy individuals. Hopefully, this in turn will have positive effects on those around us and we, ourselves, will realize we have changed for the better into more healthier individuals.

  
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GOGETTERME 3/31/2010 8:15PM

    I also got a little teary watching the last Biggest Loser. I love that show even more now that I am on my own journey. I love that SparkPeople encourages a lifestyle change and not just the deprivation of the regular "diet". Good for you. The transformation is so gratifying. emoticon

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SEYSARAH 3/31/2010 3:50PM

    Great blog! I likened losing weight like peeling away the layers of an onion..it's not just weight we are losing, it's also emotional baggage and that is what makes Sparks great..there are teams and friends to share and relate to..I sure relate!

Hugs,
Nan

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WILDCARD1 3/31/2010 8:58AM

    It is very emotional. We are making changes and doing things that we never thought that we would before.

WTG on the shirt! Doesn't if feel so good to know that it fits now and is even loose? You have been doing such a great job! Keep up the great work!



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Passover Experience

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tonight I attended with several others from our church, a Passover service and dinner. It was really humbling. No matter how many times I've read or heard sermons dealing with the Passover, experiencing this service was so strong (can't think of a better word to use). I hope all the others in the attendance were as blessed as I was.

God Bless All Of You!

  
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ONTARIOWALKER63 3/30/2010 10:51AM

    We have our Passover dinner, with the service following it, this coming Thursday.

I find it very moving,... as well as Good Friday's service.

I, too, hope that others feel blessed by these services

--Rose


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ANGELFMABV 3/30/2010 8:34AM

    That is just wonderful! So glad to hear you had an enjoyable time! emoticon

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AM_PULICE 3/30/2010 12:49AM

    Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience!

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Just to Blog

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hope everyone's had an enjoyable weekend and are ready for a great week.

  
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SEYSARAH 3/31/2010 3:50PM

    Hope your week is great as well!

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WILDCARD1 3/29/2010 9:52AM

    Hope you have a great week too!

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SUNNY2DAY2 3/29/2010 7:27AM

    Hope you have a great week too ! emoticon

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JOY0921 3/29/2010 5:58AM

    Hope you have a great week!
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