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10 months.....this is the longest....

Thursday, December 15, 2011

...I've been at maintenance!! I'm continuing my positive mindset and also putting one foot in front of the other with my walking!! I just got back....5:45PM from a walk around my neighborhood admiring the Christmas lights! Did I really want to get out there in the wind and 45 degree temps that felt closer to 35? Not really, but I put it in my mind....this is what I am going to do!! Sometimes you just have to talk yourself in to DOING IT!!

I was out part of the day with my Red Hat friends at Panera for coffee only....for me. Some gals were eating the lovely egg sandwiches and yummy looking muffins, but I made it a point to have my steel cut oatmeal with a few dried cherries thrown in and cinnamon on top....before I went to Panera!! YUM!!! I then came home and baked a healthier version of Christmas bars substituting the 2 eggs for 4 egg whites and using reduced fat margarine, and they are fabulous, but I keep them out in the garage where it gives me time to really think if I want one....or not!!!

There are only 16 days left in 2011!! I hope you are seeing your weight at a decrease....and if you're not....set some logical and realistic goals for 2012....and VISUALIZE that new you!! That is what really helped a lot for me when I set out on my journey to get rid of some pounds.....and butta (butter). I like to use butta cuz one pound gone is equal to 4 sticks of butta, and that's a lot!!!

God's blessings to all and Merry Christmas 10 days early!!! emoticon
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  • v NONIE_C
    That's wonderful news! emoticon
    1619 days ago
  • v VISUALLYRICS
    emoticon Dear Barbara!!...on doing what is hardest to DO!
    ...maitenance is not for the weak hearted....it takes Effort!

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    Merry Christmas ~ Laura
    1621 days ago
  • v GOANNA2
    That's fantastic Barbara.
    Thanks for the tips - especially on visualising.
    You are an inspiration.
    Merry Christmas. emoticon emoticon
    1622 days ago
  • v CODEMAULER
    Way to go!! I love reading about people being successful at the business of being healthy!

    I'm actually losing weight these days - woohoo!
    1622 days ago
  • v SOVTWALKER
    You are really doing well Barbara! I bet you are inspiring others in your chapter too.
    Bev
    1622 days ago
  • v DEBBIEANNE1124
    Congratulations! good for you Barbara! Wish I could go out walking and viewing the neighborhood Christmas lights but i was in the hospital last week with pneumonia. so that's a no no right now. Plus, it's colder than 45 here. It's been in the 20's.

    I've been to Panera twice with Ashley and both times I ahd their delish brocolli cheddar soup. No bread stuff for me.

    Yesterday at the Dr. I learned I ahd lost 14 pounds in one month. but I've been sick.

    Blessings to you.
    Debbie
    1622 days ago
  • v JEEPINRED
    Congratulations on your maintenance. That's fabulous. Before you know it will be a year and then more.

    Merry Christmas!
    1623 days ago
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