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maintaining 1 year, 9 months.....

Saturday, November 17, 2012

....and this is the longest I've done that, and it DOES feel great, and I have to be aware of that everyday and not take it for granted! I still do slip and get back into old habits, but I STOP myself. It is my choice! We have choices every single day to make in all areas of our lives. Why not choose to eat healthy? Now, I'm not saying I don't have "treats", M & M's a peanut butter cup, Hershey kisses, but I keep those treats in the basement, where I have time to think about it, and I measure out how many I will have....and I talk out loud to myself, saying I can enjoy 15 M & M's, a small peanut butter cup. I hope you get my point! I believe, you should enjoy the journey to getting rid of the sticks of butta (weight). I like a visual like sticks of butta (butter). Getting rid of 1# is 4 sticks of butta!! Can you see that in your mind? WOW....that's a lot of butta!!

Keep it movin, eat a little less, say, think positive words only and praise Him in all you do!!

Happy and blessed Thanksgiving too!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Good for you, Barb. You always know how to inspire me! Here's to a happy, healthy New Year. mary
    1864 days ago
    Good advise Babara. I am back from Summer and have gained weight. Wrong choices but I am back. Loss 3 pounds already. Doing exercise the best I can and I love to dance so for me that is good and walking with Lesley Sanson's Tapes. Winter is pretty hard in the country now. So in Spring I plan to get myself a HHoop. I see a gal who does the Hoop and she is good. Look her up. Shelii ( Curvy Hoopers Spreading the hooplove.Her video blog.

    Grandchildren of mine are all grown to teen, 17,19. My married grown adults they are all healthy eating keeping slim.

    So no excuse for me. It is real nice that you have kept the weighht off and keeping maintance. I am so proud of you. Your an Inspiration to all of us who read this.

    I joined the DONE Girl Gang. Also the Shutterbugs as I love photography as my hobby.

    1866 days ago
    Enjoyed your post. Congratz on your maintenance. It gives me encouragement.

    From the info on your SparkPage it looks as though we have a lot in common. General age, two grown kids, Joyce Meyer . . . .

    I'm looking forward to your next post.

    1910 days ago
    thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas on how to maintain and still have a treat once in awhile
    One day at a time
    1919 days ago
    First of all my mom's name is Barbara. I have a special place in my heart for people named Barbara. :)

    I found your blog on Catholic Critters. Yes, PRAISE HIM, for he is GOOD in ALL things.

    That is so awesome that you have maintained for 1 year and 9 months. I am so looking forward to maintenance time. I keep taking one day at a time though and one pound (4 sticks of butta) at a time. As long as I am losing or staying the same and not putting on butta that is what matters right? RIGHT!

    Have a FANTASTIC, blessed THANKSGIVING! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1921 days ago
    Your blogs are so smart and helpful!!
    1921 days ago

    Love how you keep your visuals!
    emoticon on maintaining!!
    I have just arrived at maintenance myself ( see blog ) ...and look forward to this wonderful season in my journey!

    .....::::::: emoticon Laura
    1921 days ago
    Wonderful job Barbara!

    How's your mom doing?

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
    1922 days ago
    You are doing so well! I am still on my way down to goal. You are right about controlling the amount of candy you eat but that is hard for most of us to do, but all things are possible with God's help.
    1922 days ago
    1922 days ago
    Way to go! And thank you for always being so positive and encouraging!!!
    1922 days ago
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    Good job! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1922 days ago
    Congratulations! Great job!

    1922 days ago
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