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The More I Exercise, The Better I Feel (Imagine that!)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Hey now, I've been at this eating better adventure for about 9 months now, and have made good progress. However, I've only done half-hearted exercise. I've started to crank it up a notch and am just feeling better and better each day as a result. Sure, I've read all of the inspirational things written by folks on this website about their exercise and the great results it produced. But I just wasn't ready. Now I'm ready. Hooray for me!

  
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SILVAJADE 7/5/2009 4:11PM

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Thats great. Only you can decide when your ready to do something. I hope you manage to keep going on your journey right through to your Goal.

Silvajade

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MOCNVW23 7/5/2009 12:18PM

    emoticon 1 more pound down and gone that is great. You are doing it. it's great on how much better we feel once we start to exercise and I think the better we feel the more it helps us to want to do more.

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CAROL_ 7/5/2009 11:54AM

    I know EXACTLY what you mean.

However, I do not feel better yet.

Hooray for you!!

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RICH530 7/5/2009 7:19AM

    Good for you!!!! It is true and the more you stick to it the better you feel!! Thanks for giving me a reminder on this holiday weekend when we all tend to slack a bit!!!!
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KLEE46 7/5/2009 4:49AM

    emoticon hooray for you. I do so much better when I exercise, even if only 30 minutes a day. Thanks for reminding me it is sooo worthwhile. emoticon

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How My Long Walk Reminded Me of My Success on This Food Journey

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Today I walked for nearly two hours. At one point, I pondered how far I had left to go to my destination. But then I looked back and saw the expanse of distance I'd already covered. It was awesome. That made me smile as I continued to walk and I thought about yesterday's cleaning out of old email messages in the outbox. I had come across one I'd sent to a friend in Dec. 08 in which I happily declared that I'd lost 23 lbs. It is 7 months later, and I've lost 34 lbs, and down 3 pant sizes. Looking back gave me perspective and pride at my achievements. Not just the lbs lost, smaller pant sizes, etc., but all of the other benefits we talk about so often. And as I continued to walk and smile, I realized that I was indeed enjoying the journey - both the walk and the healthier lifestyle. Good days along with bad. It's all one big happy trail.

  
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CAROL_ 7/4/2009 7:02PM

    You remind of me one of my favorite sayings: "Enjoy the journey".

You really are!

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1GRL_REVOLUTION 7/4/2009 11:04AM

    Keep up the great work! :)

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MORSAFS 7/4/2009 10:52AM

    You made me smile! Thanks for putting things in perspective for me. Congratulations on everything you've achieved. :)

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RICH530 7/4/2009 8:42AM

    Congratulations!!!! On ALL your accomplishments!! You are right it is not only the physical but also the emotional changes that make the journey a success!! I wish you much more success as you continue on!!
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HICALGAL 7/4/2009 12:44AM

    very inspiring...keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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debbie

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Wishing All A Happy, Safe 4th of July Weekend

Friday, July 03, 2009

To all my sparkfriends, have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  
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MSTELZER 7/3/2009 10:36AM

    Same to you!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Michelle

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MRSLATTING 7/3/2009 10:18AM

    You too! emoticon

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RICH530 7/3/2009 7:20AM

    Thank you, you too!!!
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SCOTTIEGIRL57 7/3/2009 2:50AM

    You too OK?

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Independence Day - Freedom from all of my past bad habits

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Of course, I celebrate July 4th with its special meaning, but it is also symbolic for me. I started my lifestyle change on Oct. 13, '08 - Columbus Day, and viewed it as my voyage into a healthier lifestyle adventure. Now, this 4th of July is the start of the second leg of this adventure when I plan to lose this last 20 lbs. by Dec. 09. Sure, it seems so do-able. But my body has been slow, slow, slow with 34 lbs. so far and 3 pant sizes. I view this Independence Day as my celebration of freedom from so many of my past eating behaviors. It's a fabulous feeling.

  
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HICALGAL 7/4/2009 12:46AM

    great atttitude and perspective....i wish you continued success!! emoticon

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debbie

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S_HANSEN 7/2/2009 4:13PM

    Love it! great attitude. With that attitude you will go far. Keep it up! I wish you much success with the second leg of the journey. emoticonSondra

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SKYEFYR 7/2/2009 9:32AM

  What a FANTASTIC attitude!!!

YOU GO GIRL!!!

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CAROL_ 7/2/2009 2:15AM

    One pound at a time, one healthy habit at a time, one baby step at a time, one day at a time. You're DOING IT!! Congratulations!

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MSTELZER 7/2/2009 1:04AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonWonderful!!!!

Michelle

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Yay-Down A Pound!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Hope it's not just my scale being squirrelly (because it has issues but I changed the batteries), but I'm down a pound after a seemingly endless plateau. I think this is a turning point where my body has finally accepted that I am serious about this lifestyle change being permanent. Have a fun day, sparkfriends.

  
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RICH530 7/1/2009 3:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon A pound gone forever!!! Keep up the great work!!!
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MSTELZER 7/1/2009 12:39PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonWell done! Another lb down!!!! Great job!

Michelle

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SKYEFYR 7/1/2009 9:39AM

  Congratulations on being down a pound!

(Hey, if all it took was changing batteries, I could do that!)

*grins*

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