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It's working!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

I got on the scale today for the first time in a few weeks, & my weight is already down a couple of pounds! I'm higher than I was at the end of the last challenge, but not much at all. Considering how badly my inner child was acting out for a while there, I'm very happy to be solidly back on track now.

Periodically I still get sweet cravings, but I just remind myself about saving for travel & it's not hard to ride them out. I have now saved two weeks' worth of vacation rewards, yay! (See my previous blog post if you have no idea what I'm talking about.) emoticon

The weather is helping me out--it's been beautiful here in Chicago & I have gotten TONS of exercise this week compared to my usual level. Today I walked nearly 4 miles on various errands. I also wrote my syllabus for the grammar/punctuation class I'll be teaching in July (whew--big relief to get that done), did all my laundry, changed my bedsheets, made a new batch of muesli, made a simple veggie pizza for supper (pretty cool that I can throw in fresh basil that I'm growing on the porch, plus dried oregano from last year's planting), & put together veggie chili using kidney beans I had cooked & frozen awhile back--that's still simmering on the stove.

Oh, & I impressed & amused myself with my final errand: I lugged a couple of bags (slung on my shoulders) from Dominick's, nearly a mile away, & they were HEAVY! When I got home I set them on the scale & learned that they added up to 27 pounds. No wonder it was a struggle! I had walked as fast as I could & passed most other people on the sidewalks. emoticon

I'm pleased to be going into the upcoming 5% challenge already on a roll! Yay emoticon emoticon emoticon!
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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 6/11/2012 6:16PM

    I love basil!! And great job with all your progress!

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CARLYG8 6/10/2012 5:04PM

    I agree about the fresh basil! I have a pretty good sized herb garden and you can really tell the difference when using fresh!
Oh...and 27 pounds?...You go girl!

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4LEEFCLOVER 6/10/2012 4:01PM

    emoticon emoticon yeah strong woman!

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RUNNERRACHEL 6/10/2012 1:07PM

    emoticon on all you got accomplished and on your loss. Staying on track with the promise of vacation is a great way to stay motivated! Keep up the great work my friend! emoticon emoticon

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BEATLETOT 6/10/2012 12:28PM

    I'm so happy for you! Sounds like lots of wonderful things are going on!

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CZARINA_TV 6/10/2012 10:29AM

    Good to hear that everything's going well!

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SHANSHE 6/10/2012 8:52AM

    GREAT job Ruth! You have found a good reward that WORKS for you! YAY!
Shan

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CTEMPLE 6/10/2012 3:04AM

    Como envidio tu entusiasmo! Felicitaciones!
Xx

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DAIZYSTARLITE 6/9/2012 11:59PM

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HELLODANAE 6/9/2012 11:53PM

    I am so happy that you are so happy!!! emoticon
lo mereces amiga!!!

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