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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.



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LIFETIMER54 2/10/2013 10:31AM


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BRASKIN 2/10/2013 10:24AM

  thanks for the "stop and smell the roses" moment. Nice to think about all of the good things and not the weight loss frustration.

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    Thanks for sharing all that you have to be grateful for....

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MARYGOLD5 2/10/2013 9:46AM

    I too am at a standstill. This may be in part because I don't have much further to go, but I realize I am getting heathier as I wait for the weight to come off. Thanks for all the reminders of the things we have to be thankful for. Keep up the good work and it will come in time. emoticon emoticon

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NEEDBU66 2/10/2013 9:30AM

    You reminded me of the new saying, "I wish mosqitoes sucked out fat instead of blood" !

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KANDOLAKER 2/10/2013 8:40AM

    Yes, patience is a virtue. Way to keep with the healthy journey, even when it doesn't appear to be paying attention. All is due time is right! Congrats for sticking with it!!

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TRYINGHARD54 2/10/2013 8:25AM

    lose weight a little faster? wouldnt it be great we go to bed fat and get up

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SLACHETKA103145 2/10/2013 7:42AM

    Great Outlook on life!!


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CAROLINAKIWI 2/10/2013 7:40AM

  God has truely blessed you. The rest comes with time.

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GOODGALLEFT1 2/10/2013 7:20AM

    I haven't lost very much weight myself considering the amount of effort and good decisions I am making. But I just try to keep reminding myself of the weight I would be gaining right now if I was just eating whatever I wanted to (primarily sweets) and not exercising. Hang in there! It will come off. They say it is better to come off slowly anyways because you actually keep it off.

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BESSHAILE 2/10/2013 6:52AM

    LOL Don't we all? Don't we all?

Keep reminding yourself that your body has its own timeline. Maybe that will help - but ... I wonder just how many calories you burn drumming your heels on the floor - you might try that too.

Good luck

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DLBROWN93 2/10/2013 6:41AM

    Congratulations on losing a pound this year. I too am struggling with losing weight since the Christmas holidays. Although I am not back to eating within my calorie range, I have continued to exercise daily and I have not gained any weight. emoticon

I know both the healthy eating and exercise will sync once again, but I will continue with my daily exercise and strength training three times per week, because I know that has kept me from gaining back the weight I have loss. Guess what? I did learn something from all those months of tracking food, exercise, and reading all those articles on Spark People. emoticon

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CORNERKICK 2/10/2013 3:33AM

  Way to go!

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WANRAS 2/9/2013 9:45PM

    We should all take a couple minutes every day to remember all the things we have to be grateful for, just as you did. When I get frustrated because I didn't lose my "one pound" this week, I just need to remember that it will come. I didn't gain this weight over night, it's not going to come off that way either! emoticon emoticon

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GLINDAW 2/9/2013 7:21PM

    You do have a lot to be grateful for. The weightloss will happen. That's what I keep telling myself! emoticon

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 2/9/2013 6:40PM

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