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Quick and Long overdue updates

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hey all! I miss you !

I have been on the site,but only for tracking. Been WAY TOO BUSY to hang out online much.

Work is the same as always. I am really pretty fed up there. The schedule stinks, there is not enough help, and it isn't going to get any better. I have started seriously looking for something else. I have applied for a position with my daughter's company that I would LOVE to have. Weekday hours, closer to home, and with my daughter and grandson on site. It couldn't get much better than that, so cross your fingers for me.

My yard is coming along nicely. I have gotten a lot of fitness minutes in there! I have hit a bit of a snag in that my chainsaw is dead. Luckily, my weed eater is a monster and holding up well. I cleared about a half acre of brier bushes in about 3 days. (I looked like I had done battle with a pride of feral cats for about a week after that, but it was worth it!) If I can figure out how to squeeze a new chainsaw out of my squeeky tight budget, I should be able to meet my goal of reclaiming my yard by the end of the summer. I will probably wait and post new pics then.

My running schedule has not been very consistent, but my pace is holding pretty steady. I am planning on participating in the Coleman 5K in Sidney this Saturday. Hopefully that will jump start me back to progressing towards my 10K this fall. I will post a report afterwards to help get my accountability back.

Nutrition has been a little bit hit and miss. I still track almost every day, but planning ahead has not been happening. Some days I do really well, and other I end up a little high. Nothing too bad though. I will be glad when I have the time to really focus in again so that I can make better progress. This last month I only lost 3 pounds. It is progress, I know, but not the kind I want to be making.
I have, however, made a major milestone:

50 POUNDS GONE!!! (WOOT! WOOT! WOOT!!!!!!) emoticon emoticon emoticon

I still have 25 to go, but just making that level feels REALLY AWESOME! People stop me still and say that I have undergone a major transformation. My SIL joked last night that my son (whom I haven't seen since Christmas) won't even recognize me. He is probably right, as I don't even recognize me most of the time. I have gone from a Sedentary 205 pound woman to an Active 155 pound woman. I am still "Overweight" and in the middle of that range, but I do FEEL SO MUCH BETTER!

I have to work, sometimes, to remember that I am only 2/3 of the way "there". It is hard to do, sometimes. It has been so long since I was at this weight, that it is hard to imagine being at goal.

But I WILL get there. I WILL continue. I WILL still be active here (once I get past the busiest part of the year), because my dear sparkfiends do make all the difference in the world. THANK YOU!

Until next time: Spark on, My friends!
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    WOOOOHOOOO!!! keep up the good work
    2321 days ago
    50 lbs emoticon emoticon You are getting along famously. I am starting to lose weight here with the help of Spark and W.W. It seems I need that weekly weighin in front of someone else. When I get back home in September, I will have to get my DH to weigh me. I have NEVER told him how much I weigh so it would be a big step for me and definitely keep me accountable.
    Yard work is very active and strenuous and you must be burning calories like mad. Great job.
    Here's a wish and a prayer for that job with your DD. How great would that be?
    Talk to you again in September. I am working on my Sparkpage today so perhaps when time permits, take a look and tell me what you think.

    2332 days ago
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    Congrats on passing the 50lb mark! Woot! Woot! That's a big one.

    I understand what you mean about remembering you have another 25lbs to go. I feel the same way. It's hard to imagine reaching that goal... but it was hard to imagine losing 50lbs too.

    BTW, 3lbs in a month is fabulous at this stage of the game. You are doing fantastic!
    2333 days ago
    great job on that milestone!
    2333 days ago
    Congrats on releasing those 50! Well done lady!

    Here's hoping you get the new position. I know it's tough to be stuck somewhere you're not happy.
    2334 days ago
    WOO HOO!!!! so excited for you! Way to go with the work you've put in. Don't sweat the non-posting; there's so many other productive ways to use your time since you're busy conquering the land (LOL)!
    2334 days ago
    Im glad to see you posting and congrats on the 50lbs gone! I look forward to seeing your yard when it is done. Im glad you are keeping busy and wish you success on getting a new job.

    2334 days ago
    Cheers to your successes! Sounds like it's been a productive summer!

    2334 days ago
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