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I've lost 20 pounds!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I am jumping for joy today! I hit the landmark 20 pounds. I lost 10% of my total body weight. I have lost 1/3 of what I would like to loose. Whoo Hoo! This makes me want to move, to exercise, to eat even better. Yeah me. Thanks to you--for all the Sparkpeople love and support.

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OKPARROTTHEAD 1/22/2009 10:53PM

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Congrats dear.. Glad to hear thing with you BF are going better.
Things are going great here. Ate pizza last night but other than that things are great. It was 72 degrees here today and tomorrow it will be 30. That is Oklahoma for you...


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RUTHIEBEAR 1/21/2009 2:21PM

    I celebrate with you! emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the great work!
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BETRME100 1/21/2009 8:42AM

    Awesome job!! I'm thrilled for you!!


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If you need a laugh, check out the comments on my sparkpage!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Yesterday I asked for some jokes, and I got 'em! Thanks everybody who sent them. Just check out the comments on my sparkpage to read them.

I still ended the day in a "weak" state, I ate waaaay more than necessary. I am still trying to figure out what to do with my emotions. I knew I needed to deal, but couldn't figure out how. I tried talking to others. That gave some relief, but I still felt "hungry".

Thank goodness we are given new days to make new choices and more wisdom to know what is a good for us! Thanks to everyone who supports me.


Physically and mentally fit

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I am wearing a smaller belt today. It feels really good to post this. I can't believe it myself. Well, I take that back. I can believe it. I did the work. I'm taking things in small steps and being gentle with myself. I am enjoying fitness more than I think I ever have before.

I am in a conflicting time right now with my BF. He is in a bad place in his life and I am struggling with my emotions about the situation. I am hoping that patience is a good thing here. I am also praying for his enlightenment. I really want things to work out, but am finding strength I never knew I had to stand firm in what I believe in. I believe that getting physically fit has been helping me to become mentally and spiritually fit as well. It's really wonderful how that happens. A wise friend told me yesterday that it is because I am dealing with my stuff rather than stuffing my stuff.

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ADAPTABLE_ELLEN 1/14/2009 10:27PM

    A smaller belt is awesome!!! You are doing great!!! Sorry to hear about your BF. I've been married 34 years and my DH still drives me nuts. Men rarely get the help they need. You have to beat them over the head with it. Good luck with BF.

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OKPARROTTHEAD 1/13/2009 1:58PM

    Just remember that you have to take care of yourself..... You are the most important thing in you life (besides children ofcourse).

I am proud that you are standing your ground about things that you believe in. That is so important.

Let me know if i can do anything.

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Monday--school's back in session--I'm working

Monday, January 05, 2009

I can't believe Christmas is over. I already miss my decorations. Although, taking them all down sure did get me some fitness minutes. Taking down a Christmas tree all by yourself is hard work.

I have a full load of kids to watch today. I am looking forward to them being here. It seems weird when there is no one else around. I like to be busy, to have a purpose, to be needed.

My daughter came back from her Dad's yesterday (after being gone since the day after Christmas). I'm so glad to hug her again. She's so glad to get to play Wii. She was not so glad to be off to the bus stop at 6:30 am this morning.

I'm not sure at all where I was going with this blog. I guess I just want to appreciate what I had at Christmas and appreciate what I have now. I am looking forward (with a little trepidation) to getting back to a routine. I am going to work out 5 days this week. I am going to stick to a reasonable diet (or at least get my fruits and veggies in). I am going to be kind to myself and others. That's my goal for now.

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    All the best to you in reaching your goals.

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What I learned during my time off

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I learned: it's okay to take a break-as long as you do come back
it's fun to eat whatever you want--but it is not fun to feel super bloated
exercise has become a part of my life--a necessary part--I get really grouchy when I don't have some physical activity
I can make trades to get what I want--swap more activity for some treats
I don't always want what I think I want--especially after doing stair step-ups (no way am I gonna blow all that hard work)
I am starting to feel more comfortable with the idea of being thin (or at least thinner)
Slow and STEADY really does win the race
it really is okay to eat what you want if you've agreed to the consequences; but if not, don't eat


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