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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

So glad that the holidays are behind us, I had fun, and it shows in the scale readings! I lost two pounds last week, now 4 more and I'll be back to pre-holiday weight. I've been walking, briskly, 2 mile jaunts at a time. Got 6 miles under my belt this weekend. It was cold, so cold I almost slipped on the icey sidewalk because I was talking on the phone while walking instead of watching my path.....so glad I didn't fall! No snow in this town, but it is truly cold.

We head south on Friday for the weekend. My husband's great aunt turns 90 and they are having a mini family reunion to celebrate. I'm really happy we get to go. Tim has very little family in California, most of his relatives are in Georgia. So in 9 years this is only the 2nd time we've had a real family gathering with his family. If this had come up at another time, we wouldn't have been able to afford to go. I'm excited! I also will get to see a few friends, since it's going to be held in the city I started barbering in, and know many people still living there. It's always nice to go back home every once in awhile. Since most of my immediate family has all left the area, I don't go down very often, but it's a good time of year to go. I don't love the desert in the summer, a little too hot, but this time of year it's nice.

Water, tea, smaller portions, some tracking, whole grains, walking, sweating, planning, all these things have been a part of my last weeks, and I am feeling better and have seen a little success on the scale. I have really been enjoying my fit mins lately, I think the new tunes has everything to do with it. I have a couple of apps on my phone that provide me with the perfect calorie burning tunes.........it really makes exercise sooooo wonderful. When I was in high school I exercised often, nearly everday, and was in the best shape of my life. A huge part of the exercising was doing it to great music............it's taken many years to get back into it, but I think this is a big part of what will lead to my success this year. I feel it in my bones, I think I am finally mentally prepared to loose weight. I know it will be work, and I know it's not going to happen overnight. I'm really looking forword to this year being my year of reaching goals, not just making them!!! This is not a New Year's resolution, just a deep seated vision I have for myself that I feel is very attainable this year. The sun is slowly coming back, I noticed last night after work, it was light enough for me to get a good walk in before it got dark, that is really great too! Anyhow, we'll see if all these good intentions amount to anything! Hope all in well in your lives. Spark on!!!
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MPETERSON2311 1/17/2013 3:32PM

    Very inspirational!

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HIPPICHICK1 1/17/2013 12:30PM

    What a wonderfully inspirational blog!
I look forward to walking outside again soon. Last week we had a lot of rain which is incredibly unusual for this time of year in the part of Canada in which I live. It made the roads very icy when the weather got cold again and I have not been out for a walk since. I'm looking forward to the snow that is in the forecast for the next few days so it covers the ice and I can walk outside again.
Congrats on the holiday weight loss and have fun this weekend!!


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ME_HERE_NOW 1/16/2013 9:03PM

    yay for good music, you will have to tell me your current top 5 motivational tunes and i will do the same, maybe we can turn each other onto some new workout tunes. i always find changing up my playlist really helps but i haven't had much new high energy music coming my way lately! keep up the good work, every decision, every day, is a chance to get to that real lasting change you seek! xoxo!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/16/2013 7:43PM

    New tunes are wonderful! Congrats on the time with the family. Enjoy!

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