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Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Each and every one of you are my Valentines. You are the ones that are there through THICK and NOT-SO THIN, and who to better celebrate love with than those you really do care about and those that will be with you as you move on to better, and worse, days.

I was only able to get a mile in earlier today as we seem to have gotten stuck with 52 as a high today. Was 80 here yesterday, so the change can be felt all the way through every joint I have, and none of them are happy. But I am going to take my lumps today as you all have been in this crud for months now. It's just strange to see brand new green leaves on trees and now today it is glum and gray like Winter is supposed to be. My plants are truly confused, especially my petunias!

A short one today as I laid in bed in pain all day yesterday, and I really would like to make up for some lost time and get some cycling in. It burns more calories than walking does, but the walking does more for my sanity. LOL. So maybe I can do both.

My dad is taking us, his "ladies", out for dinner tonight for seafood - if we can get in. If not, we will simply opt for chicken and I can pull the skin off and put it on a salad. I am getting fried oysters anyway, so it doesn't matter what I eat tonight. There is no chocolate in the house, but I sure wish I had a box of chocolate so I could stuff my face with them! HAHA!!

Anyway, I am up to a 49.25 inch loss from my body, but gained 2 pounds since Monday already. I am really sick of this scale. So my overall weight loss to date is still 46.6 pounds in 8 months. I was really looking forward to hitting that 50 pounds lost mark, but it's getting to be a struggle. And I know I need to stay OUT of the cereal at night, but I LOVE it!

So that is my Valentine's Day pledge. I will not eat cereal anymore at night and see if that will SPARK more weight loss for me. Otherwise I may just push myself over the edge... or something (can't think of anything big to push myself off of right now)!

Peace, Love, and Valentine's Day Massacres,

PS: I was gonna change my goal to 30 pounds lower, but should I wait until I hit the first goal in 10 more pounds, or it is less painful to just add it and say, "LOSE 40 MORE POUNDS, WOMAN!"? How do you all feel about this?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TINYBUBBA1 2/15/2013 4:19PM

    YOU'RE A HERO!! How were the fried oysters??

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_LINDA 2/15/2013 6:51AM

    Happy Valentine's Day! Don't worry, I ate your chocolate for you :P
I think its better for a smaller goal, the 10 lbs is less stressful to shoot for. Besides, when you hit the big 50 loss, we want to celebrate!!
Hope you got in the fish place and had a great dinner!!
Have a Fantastic Friday and a great weekend!!

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JULIAINLA 2/15/2013 2:56AM

    I need to stay away from the cereal too. And chocolate.. I think just take it 10 pounds at a time..seems less stressful to do lose weight in increments. Happy late Valentine wishes..hope the sea food dinner was good. I think you are doing a great job with everything! U R awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TREYONE 2/14/2013 11:57PM

  Hope you had a great Valentines Day and dinner. As far as changing your goals, only you know what will work best for you. If it will motivate, but not cause any stress, go for it!!! emoticon

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PURSUEJOY 2/14/2013 10:59PM

    Angela - YOU are an amazing woman!!! I hope you get in to the restaurant and have a lovely, wonderful meal!!
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I say go with whatever number 'draws you forward' and makes you feel challenged but not overwhelmed. You are doing a fabulous job! I'm so proud of you - and so happy for you!!!
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Way to go!! Cheering for you all the way! emoticon

Happy V's Day dear heart!
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DIET_FRIEND 2/14/2013 10:07PM

    I say just keep doing what you're's working!

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FORMYDARLINGS 2/14/2013 7:42PM


Hello my friend. How is it going? SLow day here. I say add it on now and get into the mindset of 40 to go. If I get to 10 pounds to lose and spend months getting there I likely wouldn't be able to motivate myself to start again. Just my thoughts.


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LYNNWILK2 2/14/2013 7:21PM

    Happy Valentine's Day Sweetie!
Back away from any chocolate (trust me it's really not
worth the stomach ache).
You've come so far in such a VERY SHORT amount of time.
You're persistence and your ability to push past the pain
and stress that you live with everyday has made you an
incredible inspiration to everyone.
Celebrate your successes and move forward, you've got
a great deal to celebrate everyday, especially with this
weeks news.
Thank you for everything!

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LESLIELENORE 2/14/2013 6:02PM

    Happy Valentines Day to you too. I would wait to change your goal. Success is good for morale!

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SEATTLE58ANEW 2/14/2013 5:23PM

    If I were you, with the plateau and gain at our present time with each other, I think 10# losses at a time are super good, in your eyes and mine and then go from there. From the way that I look now, I want to get back down to 165# and then strive for the 10# loss the next time of down to 155# and go from there. I really want to try to get down to 145# and see how I feel. I was going to try for the 155# originally and by what y dr. told me, but I'm now thinking that 145# would be more right for my size of 5'1.1/2"! Yes a shrimp!! But sister, you just go by what you really think you can do and know you can do, with all your past successes. I know that I have to put more ummph into this program or I will be up in pounds like a balooga whale before I know it! emoticon I know you can! emoticon I know we can and...............

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JEFEIST 2/14/2013 4:14PM

    I have changed my goal a few times, with losses I get encouraged to lower my goal and with gains I am tempted to raise. What I actually did was ignore the charts and what "they" say, and asked my doctor for a healthy range for me... that is now my new goal (between that range)

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