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Yes, I gained 2 pounds and I'm happy! I even have pics to prove it!!!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

For the last two weeks we've been on vacation. We've:

gone to a Red Sox game,






spent a day at the ocean,




watched a few movies, spent time with family, and just relaxed.

Our schedule was abnormal to say the least. We ate at strange times and had no real fitness plan. We were active and I allowed myself to have the treats I wanted. I could have done much worse and I'm not entirely pleased with myself for the "extra" stuff I did eat. For the most part I chose healthy options and stuck to smaller portions. I am learning, which is why I can be happy with a 2 pound gain. I now KNOW that I can maintain. I know I will be able to not track and stay on the right path. If I had kept up with my "normal" fitness plan I probably wouldn't have gained much, if at all. If I had cut back on my "extras" I definately wouldn't have gained.

I also learned that I like my routine. I like having goals and figures to meet. I like walking every day. I love running!!! I went for a walk one evening, all alone, just because I wanted to. It spontaneously erupted into a run and not even the fact that I was wearing a skirt phased me!! I had a need to run, somewhere inside me it clicked. Running is my thing. I love it!! I have a new confidence in myself. I have a sense of accomplishment and ability that I didn't have two weeks ago. I now know I will reach my goals and maintain them!!

Would I have rather had a perfect weight week and not gained? Sure, it would have been nice to stay the same or even lose, but I wouldn't trade the knowledge and insight I gained for anything. I have a renewed strength and desire to achieve my goals.

I'm not there yet, but I will be soon. . .
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MEGS4148 7/16/2011 2:31PM

    Sounds like you did really well for being out of your routine. I hope I feel the same way about running someday that you do!

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KKTODAY 7/15/2011 2:41PM

    That's so great! Love your attitude and seeing the photos made me smile. :) Keep up the great work!

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SOONASKINNYGIRL 7/11/2011 8:10PM

    You have done such a great job. I think you're just plain amazing. I'm sooo happy for you and thrilled with the fact that you chose to see the positives and not to dwell on negatives. You are doing great, and you WILL be able to maintain, you are learning every day and have come so far in 6 short months!! Proud of you.

And look at you cuties in your matching outfits! Love it. And I adore the ocean pictures, so cute!! Glad you had a great vacation and so proud of you for everything, every day!

Pssstt...how weird is it that we both had the weekend that left us feeling renewed and stronger than before? We're so creepy!

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LADYK57 7/10/2011 1:16PM

  Once you get back to routine, those 2 pounds will probably come back off so fast it'll make your head spin! Enjoy that you got the break; got to have fun with family; got to have special treats; got to run (even in a skirt)! This wonderful journey isn't about what we can't do - it's about all the new ways to realize you can.

I am so proud and happy for you. I adore the photo of you and hubby in baseball caps, looking like the happiest 2 people on earth.

You're amazing, Rachel.

Love and blessings,

Karen
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IREMEMBERME 7/10/2011 11:18AM

    You are so awesome :-)

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MRS*RADISH 7/10/2011 11:01AM

  Great job!!!!

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ROJAKHAN 7/10/2011 10:43AM

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VELVETCATT 7/10/2011 10:19AM

    You did GREAT!

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USMAWIFE 7/10/2011 10:18AM

    since you were so physical those 2 pounds could also be muscle weight.

you did good

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