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Just a Little

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The scale moved just a little today, down 2.2 pounds. But that move did a lot for me. It means my hard work is paying off. I am getting healthier every week. I am moving again in my stroll down to 135 pounds. And I don't have to wear my workout pants every were. I can fit in my jeans again.

You wonder what I did to make this darn scale move again, well for one thing I quit eating over my allotment for the day. I ate more fruits and vegetables. I am using Spark recipes for some of the things I like to eat. The recipes are lower in calories and fat. Some of them are lower in salt also. And the best of all they are good!!!

I have shaken up my exercise and am doing my strength training again. I am giving myself little challenges to make my work outs more fun. Today I challenged myself to do 100 jumping jacks. I did it, it was hard toward the end but I can do it. This time last year I doubt I could have done 10. I am exercising and getting stronger every day.

The scale is not the only way I measure how well I am doing on this journey to get healthier. Going from a size 20 jeans to a 10 is one sure way to know I am doing some thing right. Getting off both diabetic medicine and blood pressure medicine shows I am getting healthier.

I feel like a winner today and when my Hubby said today I looked good in my jeans I can confidently say he is right.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CARAMELANGEL247 12/17/2012 9:41PM

    emoticon It has to be awesome to go from a size 20 to a size 10 but to not have to be on all the medicine must feel FANTASTIC!!!!! Congrats! Keep up the good work!!!!

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PICTUREME40 12/17/2012 8:27PM

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SHEL_V2 12/17/2012 3:06PM

    Great to hear how much you've accomplished. I gave myself almost 2 months now to just pause and maintain while we bought a house and moved, trying to get myself ready to Spark hard again.


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RAINBOWMF 12/17/2012 12:14AM

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COCK-ROBIN 12/16/2012 12:35AM

    You're doing great!

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PHATPAT18 12/15/2012 9:04PM

    Way to go. You inspire me!

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PENNYSAVER2 12/15/2012 5:51PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing. YOU are doing GREAT!!

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CAMAEL100 12/15/2012 5:47PM

    WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!! well done. Major achievement!

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PINKIE78 12/15/2012 12:58PM

    Wow, you are doing amazing! Thanks for sharing your excitement of how all your hard work is paying off and also the things you did to "move the scale." I needed some encouragement today and you've encouraged me. Awesome job!!! I'm celebrating your good news!!!

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CASEYSAUER 12/15/2012 12:49PM

    OUTSTANDING JOB! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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SUSANS706 12/15/2012 12:47PM

    emoticon The program works when we let it!!

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