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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Here it is, nearly the middle of February already. I don't think I've lost more than 1 pound since the first of the year. But I keep telling myself this doesn't discourage me. I have so much to be grateful for.

1. I have good health - no flu, no real aches or pains, no symptoms from my macular
degeneration, and I have the strength and stamina to work out almost daily even after
working at my job.

2. I have a good job - it is mentally demanding and keeps me moving around during the day, so
time passes quickly; the company seems to like my work so it's as secure as any job can
be these days, and it pays decently.

3, The rest of my life is solid - the house has no major problems or defects, I have friends who
share my interests, and I have the tools of SparkPeople to help me reach my goals.

4. My family members are all doing ok - adult children and their families are all working and
healthy, my husband is recovering from his skiing accident and looking forward to getting
back onto the slopes, and my marriage is steady and solid.

So what more could I ask for? I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT A LITTLE FASTER! ! ! !

My dream is to be able to look back at this time and smile, the way a patient parent does in mid-December after listening to a small child yelling that they want to have Christmas NOW. All in good time we tell them. Well, I'm working hard and I know the weight will come off in time. I just have to keep working at it (I'm being good, Santa) and, like Christmas, I will finally get what I want.

BUT I WANT IT NOW!

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VICKI-BISHOP56 2/18/2013 12:27PM

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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 2/14/2013 3:18PM

    Yes - we should always be mindful of all the things we should be grateful about. Sometimes achieving your goal just isn't easy - but never give up - you are a great example. Keep up the positive attitude - it will make a difference.

Sumayyah

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LYNNJ1976 2/14/2013 1:15PM

    emoticon Great blog.

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MAMAPITTSBURGH 2/13/2013 10:43AM

    I totally feel you on this!! I have the "why doesn't this work faster?" problem too, which is why I've tried sparkpeople 3 times before and quit - because I didn't see results fast enough. It stinks sometimes when you're working so hard and nothing seems to be happening. But it is, on the inside :)
I have to tell myself that too!!

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JOAN926 2/13/2013 9:20AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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BARB4HEALTH 2/13/2013 8:19AM

    I'm with you. I have the "want it now syndrome", too! emoticon

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TUBJUMPER 2/11/2013 10:30PM

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LASARRE 2/11/2013 7:07PM

    I'm right there with you! I want it now too! emoticon

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JIMDAB 2/11/2013 5:51PM

    Wise!

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MZNAYLUV 2/11/2013 3:49PM

  Just hang in there! You can do it!

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MELA1953 2/11/2013 11:39AM

    Thanks for sharing- WE CAN DO IT!!

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KWEEKWEK 2/11/2013 11:31AM

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SHAKESALOT 2/11/2013 9:31AM

    So true!!

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PICKIE98 2/11/2013 8:05AM

    My attitude is gratitude.

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ANGELMPR2 2/11/2013 8:02AM

    You WILL get there, you have the right attitude and perspective. You're not alone!

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123ELAINE456 2/11/2013 6:36AM

  Awesome Blog!!! God has truly Blessed You. You Have a Good Positive Outlook on Life. Be Patient and the Weight Loss will Happen. This soon will Pass. Hang in There. You Can Do It. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Wonderful week. Take Care.

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MSMANDYLEE 2/11/2013 5:47AM

    Hang in there!!!!

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ERIECANALGAL 2/11/2013 12:44AM

    It WILL happen. Just stick to your plan!
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BOPPY_ 2/10/2013 11:43PM

    What's your job?

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RAKRHYME 2/10/2013 11:38PM

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SINGLEGAL3 2/10/2013 11:33PM

    I too want to see results NOW - but keep reminding myself that it's more about a lifechange to eat healthier than seeing the number go down on the scale. Because if I don't do the whole lifechange thing, the number will be on a roller coaster ride forever. You can do this! Be kind to yourself and positive with the little accomplishments you make along the way

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AJB121299 2/10/2013 10:47PM

    Nice

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THEIS58 2/10/2013 9:31PM

    Gratitude-the foundation for everything!

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FISHER011 2/10/2013 9:16PM

    emoticon Thank you for the emoticon smile!
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LILYBELLE12 2/10/2013 8:54PM

    emoticon emoticon And remember you did not gain weight....that is important too!!!!!

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HANSBRINK 2/10/2013 8:19PM

  BUT I WANT IT (ALL) NOW!
yes, me too! Congrats on recognizing/acknowledging all the good things happening in your life. A good reminder for me.


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CYND59 2/10/2013 8:16PM

    You have been blessed. The weight will come off. Just keep a good attitude!

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PLUMERIA50 2/10/2013 8:09PM

  I want it now, too, but....more than that, I want to lose it in a healthy way sustainably so it won't ever come back again!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 2/10/2013 8:02PM

    Me too! But I guess we will just have to keep the faith and keep working at reaching our goals. emoticon emoticon

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TWINZMOM7 2/10/2013 7:22PM

  You got it!

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MARYJEANSL 2/10/2013 4:55PM

  I had to chuckle at your blog. I can so relate. I want fast results too, waaaaaa. ;-) I hope you see your results very soon, and I wish you a wonderful (rest of ) February.

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BRENDA_G50 2/10/2013 4:06PM

    I guess I could be categorized as a "spoiled brat" because I want it NOW!!! emoticon

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JACKIE542 2/10/2013 4:04PM

    Great blog, it is good that you appreciate what you have. Keep going the rest will come. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DESERTMOTH 2/10/2013 4:02PM

    You have so many wonderful things in your life. I am struggling in the areas you have covered. Wish I could trade you some of my lost pounds this week :-). You will get there in time. Than you for the share. It reminded me that weight loss is just part of a life well lived emoticon

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LADYKATHLEEN5 2/10/2013 2:50PM

  I enjoyed your post.
You really have your act together. I feel that in time you will accompish your weight loss goals.
With your attitude you cannot fail.
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LOGICALREMEDIES 2/10/2013 1:30PM

  Hello. just finished reading your blog. i like the fact that you appreciate the important things in life. never let those things out of your head. That's right...don't get discouraged. There are millions of beautiful people just like you who jump into a diet by skipping step 1. When you skip step 1 the foundation of your weight loss becomes unbalanced, hence slow results and a decline in your confidence level. In 2011 i lost 70 lbs in less than 5 months with no exercise. There's nothing wrong with you. The only problem is your strategy. i can remote control my own weight anyway i want. i just got finished losing 15 lbs in a week and a half. piece of cake! it's all about awareness. it's about WHAT you are. Who you are, what job you have or what OTHERS are saying and doing is irrelevant. your body doesn't understand that. Age is not a factor either. i helped my 60 year old mother lose 30 pounds like it was nothing...and she cheated like a fiend! YOU are divine! You're naturally designed that way. Your body is a ferrari. don't be afraid to drive it more than 30 mph. BE your own president! Your body is DYING to return to normal or to a better state. It will do amazing things if you understand how to get out of your own way. Love life! Have a glorious, logical day!

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TLG71567 2/10/2013 1:30PM

    Thanks for reminding us to count our blessings. I am trying to look for the positives in this year after an extremely rough year in 2012.

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KBRADFORD88 2/10/2013 1:10PM

    wow...I am feeling this too. It seems silly considering I am maintaining. Isn;t that harder than losing really? Thanks for a good reminder of all I have to be thankful for.

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KKLENNERT809 2/10/2013 12:38PM

    You have so much going for you, try to be patient

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EJENKINSB 2/10/2013 12:26PM

    It's always so frustrating when the weight doesn't come off as quickly as we'd like, but it sounds like you have great perspective. Keep it up!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 2/10/2013 12:05PM

    great post

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BILLETWIFE 2/10/2013 12:01PM

    i so sympathize with your slow loss.....and work hard to keep that same attitude of gratitude.

Have a wonderful week

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FIRECOM 2/10/2013 11:45AM

    Wonderful blog. It works for any facet of our lives, I have lowered my desired goal weight two times and I think that I might have been a little too aggressive dealing with my latest change. I am bouncing around the number 2 or 3 pounds and cant seem to move it. But I know that with patience and perseverance, I will make it.

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RITZYOGAGAL 2/10/2013 10:40AM

    Good for you for reminding us all to count our blessings and not just focus on the scale. There s so much more we get from our positive actions including the energy to exercise. I need to make a list of my own. Thank you emoticon


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