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January 12-15, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I have had a very good few days. I've been doing a lot of walking outside with my dog, which I really do enjoy. I've managed to meet and/or exceed all of my goals, including exercising every day so far this year. The January Jump Start Challenge is really helping me. At church this morning I had some compliments on how good I am looking even, which makes me so very happy!

This week I plan to continue with what I am doing. I feel like I am shrinking and getting stronger. I have reached a new low on the scale, 226.0 even =) I spent an hour today sitting in a lounge chair in my back yard. I haven't used it since I started working on getting in shape and I was so thrilled with how much more comfortable it is now and how easy it was for me to get in and out of it without an extra 29 lbs. getting in my way! It's the little things like that which I find to be so encouraging.

Tonight I am going to be eating dinner at my mom's house. I know most of the menu already and I should be able to stick to my calorie range. I just have to try and avoid any snacks she has, because she always has snacks! It's going to be interesting to see how well I pull it off =)

Blogging every day doesn't seem to suit me too well, so I'll just keep doing status updates on a daily basis and then maybe a weekly blog to just kind of give myself something to look back on at all of the milestones along this journey.

I hope that everyone is enjoying their Sunday afternoon as much as I am. Have a very blessed and healthy week!

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    Congratulations! You do whatever works for you. And thank you for your continued support.
    2225 days ago
  • HS1056
    I think it's a great boost when we take notice of the "little things" as you put it, like getting in and out of a chair easier. I was amazed at how quickly my body responded to the exercise and good nutrition I was giving it so soon after I started my journey. I remember how happy I was when I could bend over and tie my shoes while on the floor instead of having them up on a stool or across my leg. Or when I could look down and see my feet. Those little moments kept me excited and enthused to continue and I love to go back and remember them as it helps me to get over the bumps along the way. You are doing great, Barb! Keep on sparking!
    2226 days ago
    Thank you ladies!
    2228 days ago
    I think you are doing great
    Keep up the good work
    2228 days ago
    Keep up the awesome work lady! So proud of you and all the inspiration you are providing me!
    2228 days ago
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