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February 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I was trying to wait to blog until I was in a mood more reflective of the great success I had in January but February is slipping away and the mood is not improving. Thank goodness Spring is just around the corner.

I lost 11.8 pounds last month! Yay!

15.7% of my goal
5.3% of my body weight

The first month is usually the best. My goal sheet worked for half of January, then I lost it and quit making sure I did everything, everyday. I HAVE logged my calories truthfully everyday - that is a first for me. Anytime I have pursued weight-loss I have not tracked every day for a month long stretch. Ever. I am pleased with that.

I have the same amount of determination to complete my goals. I don't have that heightened enthusiasm as that first week. Still going strong though.

Looking forward to spring. I am excited to see how many of the bulbs I planted come up. I am excited to garden, it is our first year. My husband is a little crazy, he is going overboard. I don't think he realizes how much work it is. We were talking though, if we won the lottery both of us would want to buy a big farm and grow a variety of organic produce. I sometimes think I would love to sell produce and jams at a farmer's market. It seems like such a satisfying life, very connected to the earth. Concrete.

I digress because I am trying to think of something worthy of writing about in regards to healthy life styles and weight loss but am coming up blank. I will say, reading the message boards, other people's blogs and the articles on SP has been very inspiring and has helped keep my on track when I would rather eat chips or cake.

I read a neat mantra somewhere, "you never regret eating too little the next day"
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SAILOR64 2/15/2013 5:48PM

  Great Job in January. Can you use it to motivate you to do more in February? I'm willing to be a person as strong as you are can do it.

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PARKSCANADA 2/13/2013 11:13AM

    I think Feb is the toughest month of the year, so how positive of you to focus on spring. I try and do the same thing, but I focus on how each day is a little longer, a little brighter. Just thinking about it puts a "spring" into my step. So here's to continued success, renewed hope because spring is almost here!

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