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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I've been slacking a bit on posting. . . sorry sparkies! Hope y'all are doing well. I was at the beach last week with DH and even though it was restaurant week, for the most part I did pretty well with my nutrition. Notice I am not calling it a diet. That sounds like deprivation, where nutrition sounds like being good to yourself. yep.

I have been getting manic amounts of exercise. I have never liked exercising, except for swimming laps, so this is a new feeling. Exhilaration from workouts? Who knew? At the beach we biked for hours. . .and walked. . .and swam. At home I am doing the SP 28 day Bootcamp (ha ha Bootycamp) video. The total Body Challenge one is a killer and put me out of commission for a day--so many squats and lunges! Then there's a fast daily dog walk of 30-60 minutes, then either an hour or more of gardening (ugh our plot is 15 x 40 and the weeds are totally winning). Moving my body feels GOOD for the first time since I was a teenager. Wow.

I am a food addict still. If I don't decide ahead of time what I will eat, I am sunk. So I have a way to go in that dept. Last night I ate at church and there were ice cream sandwiches. So I ate one. BEFORE the rest of my food. Oh well, time to move on!

We are visiting three of our kids this weekend (all 4 are in their 20's). I am looking forward to that! This empty nest business is hard to get used to.

OK; this sounds pretty self-absorbed. Sorry! Maybe I am just obsessed with learning how to take care of myself. And when the school year starts--it'll all change. that's why I want to lose the weight now.

Sparkies, you are a big encouragement to me and I love to read how you're doing. Onward and upward! This is a better life we are creating for ourselves, with God's help. ¡Adelante!
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FARRAH511 6/20/2012 1:26PM

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JENNIFERH625 6/20/2012 12:38PM

    Oopsie posted twice :o)

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JENNIFERH625 6/20/2012 12:37PM

    Enjoy your visits! I found starting this wl during the school year actually helped me out because I could only eat at certain times. When I first went into summer mode it was hard because I actually was starving myself for calories in the morning because I was afraid I would run out. I am pretty much in order now, but once summer school ends it will be anohter adjustment. Continue taking care or your needs - you deserve it!

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SUNRISE14 6/20/2012 11:08AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon i'm having issues with fast food restraunts dh loves them any suggestions ? emoticon emoticon

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JESSICAWALKS 6/20/2012 10:13AM

    You're allowed to be self-absorbed! You are doing something very important to improve not only your life, but the lives of the people who love you. Great job on all of the exercise and nutrition. I have to plan too or I can go into autopilot and derail my hard work. Enjoy your kiddos visit!

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