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    LEXIE63   91,594
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It's not the end of the world ... yet! :-)

Saturday, December 01, 2012

One of my spark friends made me think today. She wrote this blog:

What she wrote really got me thinking, and as a result I've had to go back through my blogs to check a few things. I seem to have been what I've been considering 'stuck' at around 12 1/2 stone for well over a year now. I've been telling myself, and others, that I wouldn't say no to losing another stone, but I'm not too worried.

That was the truth of the matter. Another stone lost wouldn't hurt, but I feel very comfortable as I am, so no biggie either way. :-)

Having read Speedy's post, however, I think it may be time to drop the whole, 'another stone wouldn't hurt', and instead realise that my body is happily maintaining at this time. I waver between 12 stone 7lbs and 12 stone 10lbs, and it feels fine to me. I think the only way to lose more would be to switch to low fat spreads, artificial sweeteners, and forgo my little treats, and I don't want to stop enjoying my food.

Besides, in the close to four years since I joined Sparkpeople I've lost 2 stone! That is a terrific achievement, and not to be overshadowed by the attitude that it isn't really enough. I can hear it in my head. “Two stones gone is pretty good, but it could be a lot better!”

The real celebration should be that I have lost two stone, and I've kept it off for over a year now! I am eating more healthily, getting my 5 freggies in most days, and rarely less than 3 or 4 on the rest of the days. I am drinking at least 8 glasses of water 99 days out of a hundred, and only short a glass or two on my off days. I get exercise almost daily, with only occasional rest days, and have recently started a daily streak to keep that going.

And talking of that, my streak is now 8 days. Yesterday I did a little aerobics using Exerbeat, and today, because my head didn't want to be moved much thanks to bunged sinuses, I did a couple of Coach Nicole's Dumbbell upper body exercise videos. :-)

So, here we are in December 2012, the dreaded date is looming...

I'm putting off some stuff until after the 21st. Such as filling in my tax return. Well, I agree that this whole end of the world thing is probably hocum, but just in case, there's no point making the last three weeks of my life miserable, eh? :-) Let's face it, if it's true, I'm not gonna be needing that tax return!

Enjoy your weekend!
Lex xxx
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CARLA-216 12/3/2012 3:31PM

    You've done a wonderful job and are a fine example of how to live and eat and still maintain a substantial loss. So proud of you!


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NOREGRET2010 12/3/2012 8:21AM

    Go you!!! Hope you feel better SOON!!!

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BOVEY63 12/2/2012 9:11PM

    I am planning for a wonderful 2013!

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SENATOR9 12/2/2012 11:00AM

    I'm not buying my New Years party tickets till the 22nd

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DEELB1 12/2/2012 3:05AM

  I would not worry what the Mayans predict. I heard on the History Chanel that they only lasted 100 years. emoticon dee aka deelb1

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LYNNA1968 12/1/2012 6:54PM

    stay happy & have no regrets!

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HOLLYM48 12/1/2012 5:37PM

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CHICCHANTAL 12/1/2012 5:11PM

    Couldn't we make it 20 December rather than 21? I'll be in my favourite place in the world, and if it's going to end, that's where I'd choose to be.

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STONECOT 12/1/2012 4:40PM

    Just in case, I'm staying p*****d from 20-22nd December! I'll come too with a hangover on 22nd.

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SHAWFAN 12/1/2012 3:35PM

    It's great that you are happy where you are and been maintaining for awhile now! Feels great doesn't it?! Hope you are on the mend. Have a great weekend! emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 12/1/2012 3:26PM

    Go for it Lexie! the toning will overcome the numbers on the scale

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LOVESLIFE48 12/1/2012 3:23PM

    Another great blog!!! I can't wait to get to that point where I'm comfortable!!! I know I need to try harder!!

I work with a guy who believes the end is coming on the 21st. No one makes fun of him or anything because he is so scared. Just wanna hug 'em!!!

Hope you and Tara are feeling better!! Hugs!!

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NEW-CAZ 12/1/2012 3:14PM

    Wonderful blog Lex and I'm happy to hear you're happy where you are, me too!
Enjoy your Christmas and I'd clean forgotten about 21/12/12!
Maybe I shouldn't have pre ordered the turkey from Sainsbury's emoticon emoticon
Have a good weekend hun, hope you and Tara are feeling brighter!

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