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How We All Doing?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hello Everyone!

I was wondering, how ya all doing out there? It's holiday time, by golly! And I know how there's so much to get done & there's lots going on! I'm not heading up north this year, so no hustle & bustle for me, so much. But I know you're all in the thick of it! Many of you are still working & planning holiday events & meals. It's all added stress! I think sometimes things just get out of hand & more complicated than it has to be, don't you think? My wish for you all is that you're able to take some time just for you, & that you're able to gift yourself a little TLC! And breath, my friends! Breath!

Well, I'm down another 0.2 lbs for a total of 26! When I hopped on that scale & saw that, basically, I maintained this week, well...I was a little disappointed. And then, I got to thinking that maintaining is a GOOD thing, considering I lost 4.6 lbs last week! A body needs time to adjust, right?
And so...my body is adjusting! emoticon

Anyway, I resolved that I will work hard this week, & remain vigilant & mindful of my eating. I am planning a little Thanksgiving feast, just for hubby & I. And I do plan on going to the gym Thanksgiving morning for a spin class! Gotta set my metabolism on HIGH burn for the day!!!
Oh yes, gonna have a slice of pumpkin pie! emoticon

I do have a party to go to this Saturday, but I intend to eat light that day & enJOY! After all, it's about spending time w/friends, not food! And speaking of food, I'll be helping out at the Naples food pantry this Saturday & Monday, putting together packages of holiday fixins for those in need.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! EnJOY your time spent w/family & friends, & let's be thankful for all that we have, & help those that are less fortunate, if we're able! EnJOY!!!

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BAKER1009 11/25/2012 8:06AM

    Rose you sound so very happy, and that is wonderful!
Yes, maintaining is good, and after such a great loss the week before, your body does need to adjust!

We're not too busy with things. Mine and hubby's families are not close (his 4 hours west, mine 4 hours east) so it's really just him and I and the kids through the holidays. Which I really enjoy! My mom will come out for Christmas, and that will be really nice. Otherwise, no parties or other things to worry about. I'll be in this class up until Christmas Eve, so that will be where I am most busy at! Then I'll be down to about 3.5 weeks left in my pregnancy, and then I will breath and just relax!

Keep on doing such a great job! You're a wonderful SP friend!!
Hugs,
Beth

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KJMPEACHES 11/24/2012 11:23PM

    emoticon Rose, you are doing so great. Holidays are quite stressful but fun. We're doing this my friend!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 11/24/2012 8:46PM

    Sounds like you have a good, balanced plan in place for the holidays! EnJOY!!!! Hope you are having a good holiday weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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TUFFYBIRD 11/17/2012 7:03PM

    emoticon Rose. Keep up the good work!

As for me - I'm keeping on ... maintaining is the hardest thing for me so I feel very good that I can say that.

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NORASPAT 11/16/2012 11:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hugs and Hurrying Pat in Maine. (((HUGS)))

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WINFIELD28 11/16/2012 9:18AM

    Hi, Rose! Glad to hear that you saw a loss this week.
You are doing a fantastic job!
Why do we make more stress for ourselves during the holidays???
It is about being with family & friends...but food always plays a role in it for me. So, I have to plan and do the best I can...like allowing for that piece (1 piece!) of pumpkin pie. Planning is key. Love that you have an exercise 'date' on Thanksgiving. What a great 'gift' to you, from you! Have a wonderful week & Thanksgiving. ENJOY your party on Saturday, too!

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SHARONSPARKLE 11/16/2012 8:37AM

    Rose, you are doing terrific! Any of us would love to lose 5 lbs in two weeks. Keep up the good work. It sounds like you have plans in place to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with no guilt.

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CHALLENGER15 11/16/2012 8:18AM

    5 pounds in two weeks is tremendous, Rose!

I am not cooking this year; DH has requested that I rest, and I am abiding by his wishes. We will go to my sister's restaurant, so that is a win/win anyway.



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JUSTA123 11/16/2012 7:34AM

    emoticon and you are doing great, maintaining is definitely good, remember part of the journey is enjoying your life. emoticon also on the helping at food pantry! emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 11/16/2012 5:40AM

    You are doing such a great job. Congratulations on your weight loss!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your party on Saturday!

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STALEYK 11/16/2012 5:39AM

    Good plan in place! Enjoy the time with you family! Those are precious times aren't they! emoticon

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DGFOWLER 11/16/2012 5:33AM

    Good morning my sweet friend. We are going to my daughter's on Friday, day after Thanksgiving and out to eat on Saturday all 19 of us and....surprise!!!!!!!!!!!! Mike's son is coming in from Oklahoma this Saturday morning.. whew has it been hard to keep that a secret. Although 6 am sounds a bit early for a visit they are coming here before they get to their final destination 50 miles from my house.

I know what you mean about mindful eating. We had a Thanksgiving potluck yesterday at work and low and behold the statement was made "Eat what you want the holidays won't matter" Well they do matter don't they. So I'm heeding my menu just a wee bit more this season.

Love you Rose. Have a wonderful weekend. emoticon Donna

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