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Feeling fabulous...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The rains are soaking the African bush veld and my garden is doing a happy dance. So am I. Sixteen days and four kilos gone. Happy puppy me.

What a wonderful way to lose weight. Gentle exercise, good food choices and the occasional splurge seems to be working for me. What is really working though, is me being in control of my own diet. I have given myself a framework in which to make my choices, nothing is forbidden, and I feel normal and fabulous for the first time in years.

OK, normal might be pushing it:)

We did a great hour long yoga class instead of Water Babes this morning because the heavy rains kept us out of the pool. Funny isn't it...we didn't want to get wet in the pool :)
Yoga really got me feeling stretched, relaxed and peaceful. At the end of the class we did a golden light relaxation meditation in Corpse Pose and my friend Kathy nearly fell asleep. Wonderful stuff.

On the food front, I have entered foods eaten as well as foods planned using the Spark People Nutritional Tracker. Such a great tool. (I think I have mentioned it before, but it's worth repeating.) It helps me see the bigger picture. One high calorie day does not mean disaster.

My daily goal was a success yesterday, so I am repeating it today - water and herb teas from 1 pm until tomorrow (no wine). The weekly goal is coming on nicely and the painting is almost done so I think I might just repeat that goal next week as well.

Procrastination! - Be gone!

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MECALISFIT 1/16/2013 9:37AM

    I like reading about your success!
My favorite time to go swimming when I was young was when it was raining or snowing.... But it was in glenwood springs, CO. Where there was the biggest natural hot spring pool in the US! It would get all steamy, lots of fun!

I wish we had a bit more rain....

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KOFFEENUT 1/16/2013 12:47AM

    It sounds like you're doing GREAT - hang in there!

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MARLOE 1/15/2013 9:20AM

    Thanks LIS.

Yoga is such a good exercise. Keeps one young because the spine is where age resides - quoting my first yoga teacher - so we need a supple spine and supple body to keep active.

By the way, you look so like a friend of mine it's quite uncanny:)

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LIS193 1/15/2013 9:00AM

    You are doing great! Love yoga to get my day started.
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MARLOE 1/15/2013 8:46AM

    Thank you for the encouragement. Much appreciated:)

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JO28352 1/15/2013 8:40AM

    Wishing you the best!

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