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Here's your sign... (Blog #165)

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Thursday, June 03, 2010

I have a pretty long commute, so I have lots of time to think. Since January, when I started SP, my commute thinking has changed. Rather than be consumed by work, I am consumed by figuring out health. And, I am liking this new thinking. Wednesday's commute was one in which I realized how different my thinking has become. I chuckled as I thought about a few SIGNS of changed thinking... Here are a few. (Sure wish I could twang this list for you!!)

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emoticonYou know you are getting healthy when... emoticon

emoticon.... you start thinking about water in terms of ounces rather than glasses.

emoticon... you start thinking about shorter ways to get to the gym rather than thinking about ways to get around it.

emoticon...you are excited when the doctor FINALLY gives you a green light to exercise rather than dreading he might tell you to get off your butt to exercise.

emoticon... you think twice about eating out rather than eating out twice.

emoticon... grocery shopping actually takes a lot to time because you do a double take on every ingredient label rather than scarcely glancing at anything beyond the price.


emoticonAND... You know you are getting healthy when... emoticon

emoticon...you eye the couch as the most convenient place to store your weights rather than the most convenient place to store the weight of your rear.

emoticon... you curse at the architects of parking places that seem way too close to the front door of the supermarket rather than obnoxiously far away from the closest entrance.

emoticon...you realize there are not enough triathlon magazines at the store rather than thinking that the manager is wasting good book space for magazines only elite athletes will purchase.

emoticon...you take pictures of Starbucks advertising because it just shocks you for its clever, blatant and manipulative fattening of America. (sorry Starbuck's fans...) rather than getting reeled in. (and yes, I really did take two photos last week! and I still go there... but I practice portion control now...)

emoticon... you find yourself salivating over different kinds of running shoes rather than looking for the cheapest tennies after the ones you own get holes in both soles.

emoticon...you relish in the burn of a good workout rather than stop as soon as anything tingles at the slightest!

Those are just a few of my SIGNS! It's kind of fun to make this list! I started off with about 2-3 and ended up thinking of more! Try it!!

emoticonAnd you? What are the signs in your life?




QUOTE: "Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your Soul. " ~Walt Whitman

MANTRA: "Just TRI it!" DBH May 2010

TRI-ing: A total of 99 days to train. Today is Day 6.
Yesterday's Snapshot: Spinning kicked my butt! Strength exercises felt good!



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JTHOMPSON3 10/29/2010 7:35AM

  A really good list, definately something to think about!!!

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LUVNY199 9/12/2010 1:37PM

    This is great!

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GLORRE 8/19/2010 6:54PM

  Hey thanks! This is encouraging. It helps me to see that I, too am getting better!

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SWAN47 8/16/2010 10:36PM

    What a fun blog. Made me smile as I could relate! emoticon

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KELLYTHEFIT0710 8/16/2010 1:17PM

    I enjoyed this(execept I confess that I love Starbucks-just a venti pike, no high calorie drinks)...thank you! emoticon

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JEWELRYCINDY 8/15/2010 1:56PM

    Great big high-five. I love your attitude and sounds like you are on your way big time. Congrats!

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MAYBER 7/19/2010 1:39AM

    Love your signs and thanks for the smiles and sharing them.
One day at a time

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J5LUCAS 7/13/2010 5:09PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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PATJOONWW 7/8/2010 10:26AM

    Good blog - thanks for sharing

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SAMOYA.1972 7/7/2010 4:14PM

    Great blog! I really enjoyed this! A very creative idea... I'll have to give it a try, although I must admit, I have a ways to go!

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EUNIQ3 7/7/2010 1:26PM

    very inspirational. thanks for sharing

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QUILTERLYNN 7/3/2010 1:17PM

    Great description of a 'turn around in the brain!' emoticon

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DYNAMICDEB53 7/3/2010 11:25AM

    Really liked this blog and yes I do see that when your thinking starts to change so much changes and then wow we realize we are changing and for the good. WTG!!! keep up the good work.

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SOOZNMOM 7/2/2010 6:03PM

  My BIGGEST sign was when my body wanted to break into a run when I was out walking. An odd feeling, but only because I had never felt it before. emoticon

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TMCK-40 6/30/2010 1:30PM

  YOU ARE SO RIGHT! I love these signs and have noticed a few myself.

One of my biggies is instead of buying my vegetables and hoping they are safe and good - I planted my own and love nurturing and eating what I KNOW is good and safe.



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AMETHYST_FAIRY 6/29/2010 10:49AM

    Wow. Thanks for sharing. Great blog. :)

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MAZAR123 6/29/2010 9:21AM

  I just loved this blog.

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DEANNAMINIX 6/28/2010 8:49AM

  emoticon Thanks for sharing...I love this and know exactly what you mean!!!

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NETTAMARIE 6/27/2010 3:56PM

  Not as far along as you are in my weight loss/ exercise efforts but enjoyed reading about your achievements and new mindset. emoticon emoticon

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TONIABLAKE 6/27/2010 10:07AM

    Enjoyed reading this. Here's my latest sign: Changed hotels on vacation to one that had a better gym - where my husband and I worked out every day.

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MRSBLENDER 6/26/2010 9:54PM

    Just made my day to read this because it is so me now. It's amazing.

I feel like I'm not alone. :-)

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MMATUS1 6/25/2010 10:27AM

    What great timing,today I cannot work out because of my schedule Colonscopy. I am counting the hours until my next work out.

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MACLACHE 6/25/2010 7:38AM

    How true, How true.... I'm not all the way yet but I do like to put the weights on the couch!!! Now I don't sit down as much!!! Just have to keep moving!! love your blog!! emoticon

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CORNWALLCATE 6/25/2010 7:36AM

    Diane,

You are quite amazing, and an inspiration.

~Cate emoticon

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JJSSPARK 6/24/2010 9:28AM

    I used to sit at my desk, gulp down my morning coffee only to chase it with a Dr Pepper, and a bag of chips for lunch. Now, as I sit here I am looking at my coffee cup which is about half full (or empty, for you pessimistic ones), and I'm about to go pour it out and start on my water intake, and eating whole grain cereal and watermelon. Oh, how times have changed.

Oh, and I agree on the commuting thinking. My drive in to work is my alone time with my thoughts, and they have certainly changed from work related thoughts to getting through the day so I can go to my exercise class!

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SPIDERBEE13 6/23/2010 6:42PM

    Yea it's funny because when you start thinking about yourself and your health and your thinking changes, it seems everyone around you starts seeing how great you look and feel about your progress and they either support you or want to sabotage your progress! I really have experienced some mixed feedback from the people who have known me for quite some time and have discovered just how much of an impact my changes within myself and thinking start effecting other people who have been in my life, for me so far it has been stressful and kind of disappointing to find out just which ones are not really on your side, and just who it is that are apart of your support team! emoticon

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LORIELP 6/23/2010 2:30PM

    Loved your blog. I get cranky if I my plans change and I have to miss my Pilates class. Lorraine emoticon

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GOLDIELOCKSBEAR 6/23/2010 7:47AM

    great list!

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DARLENA05 6/23/2010 2:07AM

  You know you're getting healthy when . . . . you walk past all the single filers waiting to go up the escalator and you walk - or run! - up the stairs!

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CONCHALEA 6/22/2010 11:32PM

    How clever! And how true--when being healthy is a way of life rather than something you're trying out "for now," you get a different perspective on things. Thanks!

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TERRIJ_1 6/22/2010 12:59PM

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Great Blog, I will be making my "you know when" list

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CHELLYBEANS 6/22/2010 11:03AM

    GREAT BLOG!!!

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WATCHMEGO2 6/22/2010 8:06AM

    Love it!!

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RHYNIC 6/22/2010 7:29AM

    surely I am one of hundreds who replied to this blog, but I really did love it and wanted to let you know.

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XRAYLADY65 6/21/2010 10:51PM

    Love your blog.... and your right it is amazing how our thinking changes.... now I wake up and wonder how to fit everything I have to do around my workout instead of working my workout around everything I have to do ... I will sip errands before I skip my workout...

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MISSLOIS 6/21/2010 10:45PM

    Loved your BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SEANSAUNT 6/21/2010 7:29PM

    That was a great list! I can't even imagine looking at triathalons - I don't swim! But you go, girl!

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REBECKY44 6/21/2010 5:47PM

    I saw those flashing signs too. Good Blog!

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NMANDAMARIE 6/21/2010 4:33PM

    What a great way to look at things! Thank-you!!

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IMEMINE1 6/21/2010 4:24PM

    Good Blog.
I enjoyed reading it and found a lot of truth behind your words.

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SYLVESTER691 6/21/2010 3:44PM

    AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME....I LOVE THE WAY YOU SEE THINGS WHAT AN INSPIRATION YOU HAVE CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE ON A FEW ITEMS AND I THOUGHT I WAS DOING WELL.......... emoticon

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SUSANDREW1 6/21/2010 1:55PM

    Awesome way to look at things! Very helpful!!!! I love when people think like this. So very positive!

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BRINA421 6/21/2010 12:23PM

    I can relate to a few of these. Especially the ones about water and parking spots lol.

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AMRITA_T 6/21/2010 11:23AM

  Absolutely true! I am kind of a beginner, but I have noticed few the mentioned signs. After reading these, I feel I am on the right track. Thanks for sharing!

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HAASFESTMOM 6/21/2010 9:06AM

  these are very good!

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K-SHIN 6/20/2010 11:23PM

    hahaha This was great! I love Starbucks too but, fortunately for me, pregnancy and then money forced me to cut back on it almost two years ago. However, that just means it's become a treat for me and, like any treat that goes into my belly, I plan accordingly for it. Instead of Grande Java Chip with whip cream, 2% milk, and that lovely bit of chocolate syrup on top...I now go for a Tall Caramel Macchiato with non-fat milk. There's no whip cream and it's under 150 calories so it's an acceptable treat for the day if my diet has room for it. At least they're not as bad as McDonald's. I looked at a sample Frappe that they were giving away...600 calories! It didn't even look like 8oz! 1200 for the small size however big that is. whoa... emoticon

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KCBRATB 6/20/2010 9:31PM

    Love this..although I LOVE starbucks, I too though have learned to go lite with no fat milk, sugar free fat free and no whip, my friend laughs and ask "why even go then"... emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 6/20/2010 8:09PM

    Love this....I guess you could say you gave me abig flashing sign with this one....
Thankyou

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MINDHORIZON 6/20/2010 7:59PM

    I like your list! Grocery shopping will go faster if you focus on items that DON'T have ingredient lists. They're the healthy ones, anyway.

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