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Changing my Focus

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Am going to change my introduction text - I had thought losing about 25 lbs. was a good place to start this adventure!! However, I am finding other focuses that are so much more important than the number on the bathroom scales - like eating better, exercising more consistently, and just "being" each day the person God created me to be!

I have received so much encouragement - and do so appreciate each of you!!
Thanks so much!!
Barb

  
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THE_SILVER_OWL 2/23/2010 4:03PM

    Barb,

Sometimes our greatest goals can be as wonderfully simple as living our best lives...in all that entails.

Hugs,
~JJ~

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PATSYANN47 2/23/2010 3:40PM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about refocusing. After losing 55 pounds I'm struggling to lose more. I too, have found that eating healthy and being active should be my focus now. If more weight comes off, them I'm that much happier! emoticon

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DOIT4LOVE 2/21/2010 7:19PM

    I've have just done the same thing!! Change is good, re-evaluating is also good.

Hugs
Marj.

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GARDENPEACH 2/21/2010 7:17PM

    Those are wonderful goals!! And if you focus on those, then the weight may drop naturally. . . . which is the best way possible.

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Walking with Hat on!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I have walked about a mile - outside along the riverfront - for 3 days!
Am a little sore, but feeling very good. This morning I had thought about just doing the video walk inside, and then decided to walk outside. It was a little cooler than it has been, so I wore a hat and gloves. I need to knit a cap - the hat is one my daughter made from fleece - very much like one my mother-in-law might have worn. She was such a cutie with her hats - she had very wiry hair so she covered it up with one of her many hats!!

My sister and I DO NOT wear hats. Many years ago we were in Lerner's in downtown Portland and were trying on hats!! We laughed until we were crying. Such fun we had laughing at each other. So, we just each bought a purse instead.

  
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MARTHA-ANN 2/27/2010 11:25AM

    It reminds me of when I was young, my friends dad used to take us into a posh shop in the centre of town so we could try hats on, he used to laugh so much at us and said we made his day!
I always think I look 'a bugger' in a hat.....sorry about that but it's what my old auntie always said and it sums it up nicely!!! emoticon

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THE_SILVER_OWL 2/19/2010 7:23PM

    Hi Barb,

First - I love hats. I love to wear them and I love to see other people in them.

Second - I would have enjoyed being there with you to laugh along. Laughter is one of the best medicines in the world.

Third - Awesome job of getting your walking in and some fresh air at the same time!

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~JJ~

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Walking!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Did my mile with Leslie Sansone yesterday evening. At one point she said that when the more you sit, the more you just want to sit - and the more you move, the more you want to move.
As I was sitting, doing my bible study this morning, I found that I was moving my legs.
And it felt so good!!

I have bought The Spark and am anxious to receive the DVD - I have noticed that a lot of you have numerous work-out DVDs - and maybe that is a good idea - I think variety is good to keep us motivated. I also have some walking tapes that I have used in the past. Mostly it is rainy here in Pendleton - and I do love the rain. So, will get those tapes out and my tape player - I think it will still work; probably will need new batteries tho.

I had a good sleep after my "walk" last evening.

Have a great day!!

  
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THE_SILVER_OWL 2/19/2010 7:25PM

    I too find that when I am exercising that I sleep so much better.

Hugs,
~JJ~

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Don't Want To This Morning

Friday, February 12, 2010

I don't want to "walk" this morning! I want to pout!! Then I read a previous blog - Don't lose heart - don't grow weary. OK ----- I get it - so put that DVD in and just walk - you will feel so much better and the day will be so much brighter.

Have read a couple of blogs this morning from gals who have stuck with it and have lost weight - am sure there were days when they did not want to - whatever was on their schedule for the day - but they did it anyway - and in the end, they have their reward of goals reached and better health and a better life.

So, stop procrastinating and get off the computer and on your feet!!!
All right, all ready - I'm going!!!


AFTERNOON:
Well, did not walk after all - I remembered that I am having my 9 yr. old granddaughter with me at work today - and needed to stop at WalMart and pick up a couple new coloring books for her. She LOVES to color. I also brought Fraggle Rock DVD for her to watch.

  
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THE_SILVER_OWL 2/13/2010 12:58PM

    Today is a fresh new day. Please don't let anyone or anything get in your way of being the best YOU that you can be.

Hugs and much support coming your way...
~JJ~

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Don't Lose Heart

Monday, February 08, 2010

One of the Scriptures in my devotions this morning reads:
"Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.
Galatians 6:9
And, this certainly is an encouragement.
Just don't lose heart - don't grow weary.
Just continue daily and in time we will reap that reward of lost inches, lost pounds, and
healthier lives.

So, DON'T LOSE HEART!!

  
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THE_SILVER_OWL 2/9/2010 11:21AM

    Just don't lose heart - don't grow weary - Love that message. Thanks for sharing it!

Hugs,
~JJ~

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