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Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's Day 11 and I'm still going strong.

Yesterday was a little stressful for me but I still stayed the course. It was National Miche Party Day and I had a party scheduled at a local coffee house. I was feeling a bit nervous and anxious about it but it went really well. I didn't win one of the grand prizes Miche was handing out to Reps having parties, but my party was a success and everyone had a good time so I was happy.

This is a picture of me (on the left) and my Hostess. The BEST thing about yesterday was that the pants I'm wearing are size 12 - wooohoooo!

I really hope it keeps getting easier. I have to say I went through a very rough time the first 7 days with cravings, withdrawal symptoms, anxiety, mood swings, etc. It's not something that I want to go through again, so I don't ever want to go back to my old ways of eating.

My motivation is good health....not just the absence of aches, pains, and illness, but a feeling of well-being, vibrance, energy, and contentment every single day.

I have a goal to achieve a healthy blood pressure without medication. I am certain I can do it, even by the end of this year. I want to stay out of a doctor's office except for a yearly check-up - I wouldn't even do that, but I only have half a thyroid so I'm on thryoid hormone for the rest of my life.

One of the best things I've done these past 11 days is stay off the scale. I can look back now and see clearly how much it had interfered and messed with my mind in the past. Looser clothes and smaller sizes are all I need as a gague of my progress. Freedom from the scale feels really good to me.

Things have been very busy and hectic the past couple weeks too and I'm proud that I have been able to succeed at this dispite all the hurdles I've jumped. I'm hoping for things to calm down very soon and I want to be sure to carve out an hour a day to use my meditation CDs again. My focus is veering away from my weight and towards the goal of becoming a peaceful person. To me, that's a person who is calm and centered no matter what is going on around them. It's a person who listens more than speaks. It's a person who is never negatively affected by the words or actions of others and who never gossips or judges anyone or any situation. It's a person who knows who they are and is pleased with themselves without being vain (just an inner contentment of unconditional self-love). It's a person who eats nutritionally, exercises regularly, and does everything in balance and moderation. It's a tall order and may take some time and work, but that's what I am striving for.

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SERVINGTHRUPT 8/17/2012 8:59PM

    Mary - you look MARVELOUS! You are radiant, and it's obvious what you're doing is working.

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful blog, I love the updates, and the content had a lot of confirmation in it for me & where I'm at too.

: )

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KTISFOCUSED 8/17/2012 8:33AM

How funny I'd read your blog this morning. After being off program so bad, I feel awful and was just thinking that maybe I need to stay off the scale. It frustrates me to no end and then I read your blog saying that and then I read your other goals and thought, WOW! She is SO right! I think I need to do just what you're doing. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 8/17/2012 6:35AM

    way to go, you look great, hope things continue to go the right way

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HEALTHY4ME 8/16/2012 8:47PM

    Good fro you and must say loving the grey hair, it looks just fine lady!!! lol

As for the 2nd pic... well lI am eating so healthy and taking care, and am now on so many firggin pills. gabapentin for nerve pain in that left leg, prednisone for 10 days YUK amitrypline, and oxycotin for pain! this past 2 .5 wks have been pure hell, in bed, or crying or screaming in pain.
I don't know what my diet can do for a pinched nerve in my back but omg i would eat it. lol I also started chiro and it helped a lot last time so hoping it will again this time and after it works..... I will go monthly even thgough my insurance will be done by then. I have tro find relief.

So yes eating well,e ven though 2 of the meds make yu hungry and gain wt. right after i got to 178 lowest in forever. But i will get it off as it is med mess.
I just want off this stuff but know that i can't function without some right now.

Glad glad for you!!! so happy things are turning around!!! YES emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GETSALONG 8/16/2012 6:07PM

  emoticon sounds gr8 mary :)

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MAZZYR 8/16/2012 5:14PM

    Oh Mary, I hear you. I really needed this blog. As you described your goals I kept thinking "me too."

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