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Tooting my own horn... because I can!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The sidewalks were sloppy from half melted snow with more wet snow falling, but... it wasn't rain so Cooper didn't mind. Yay for happy pooch! I walked him 10.85 miles today. I am glad because he only got about 4.5 miles yesterday with the rain. I also did two short SP videos.

So, I thought I would provide a few numbers on the month of February... I tracked 408.8 miles this month. Not bad for a short month! That consisted of just under 100 miles pedaled, just under 55 miles running, and over 250 miles walking, with an extra 3+ miles on the elliptical. I was also checking my sparkpoints today, and on that page it tells you the actual total fitness minutes you have tracked and I noticed that I am over 101,000 minutes. Wow! That makes me feel like I am really putting in a good effort to change things in my life.

I don't always feel comfortable praising myself, but darn it... I have worked really hard to get to this point! I am really starting to like how I look and feel. I am no longer the "big girl" at the gym. In fact a guy came up to me at the gym yesterday and commented on how hard I was working, and wondering if that was a normal workout for me. When I answered in the affirmative he was suitably impressed. I still have days when I feel like I am slogging through mud or molasses, but more often I feel like a dynamo... a smokin' hot dynamo!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRANDMACOO 3/2/2013 12:30PM

    I, like the guy at the gym, am impressed! Good for you!

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NICELYSIMPLE 3/2/2013 11:59AM

    Great job doggie! You are an inspiration emoticon to me.

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FARRAH511 3/1/2013 11:27AM


Since I've been reading your blogs, you work REALY hard every day, that's just emoticon

Have a Marvelous Day!


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KAKAKALI4 3/1/2013 10:39AM

    That is AWESOME!!! Wow .. you are a moving lady! Toot that horn and be proud -- too often we down play ourselves for others. You deserve to be proud! Keep it up!

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MICHIGANLORI 3/1/2013 7:03AM

    emoticon Toot that horn!!!! You have come such a long way and are such an inspiration.

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MNABOY 3/1/2013 6:53AM

    Really impressive mileage! Keep moving.

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    OH Hon !! TOOT THAT HORN FOR SURE !! If we can NOT say "HEY I AM DOING GREAT !!" how can we EXPECT others to do and it NOT BE REAL???? Many FAIL "dieting" because they DO IT FOR OTHERS or to "hear the compliments" of "hey yourrrrrr LQQKINGGGG GOOD !!" and they THRIVE ON HEARING them, but NOT ON SAYING THEM !!!!! So they are NOT REAL to us,,,, than when it comes time for maintaince,,, those are the ones in general from ALL I"VE SEEN,, and I've seen A LOT do this, will NOT make a SUCCESS OF IT !! SOOO WOOHOOOOO !! YOU TOOT AND HOLLAR IT UP !! Make it as REAL as it CAN BE !!

I had gone from 288 down to 224 and THAT WAS REAL ! but, than I LOST my FOCUS and started to DRIFT ! I was just "enjoying" the compliments, and had LOST MY REAONS, went down to 174 on the Dawggie team. LOVED HEARiNG "your doing SO WELL Diane !" but, yeah,,,, it wasn't FOR ME !!! I QUICKLY went BACK to 217 where I just started back out this challenge. I had A LOT of time on the break to think "WHY AM I DOING THIS?" the compliments HAD STOPPED of course. So That's when I realized "I NEED to do this FOR ME ! for MY Health, to make ME feel better,, to reach DEEP INSIDE of Diane, FOR Diane, as I did b4 !" and I AM AGAIN. ALREADY this week,,, there's a change ! WOOHOOOO !! BEST OF ALL ,,, its NOT for ANYONE to make 'their comments" its FOR DIANE to ENJOY HER OWN BODY !

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TRAVELGRRL 3/1/2013 6:44AM

    You need to post a new photo to REALLY toot your own horn! You've done such a great job!!!!

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INCREDIBLYME 3/1/2013 6:36AM

    you sizzle girl- you will be blasting through March in fine form as well

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SLFGOLF 3/1/2013 1:02AM

    Wow, those are some really impressive numbers! You have a lot to be proud of. Keep it up.

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GOING-STRONG 2/28/2013 11:49PM


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COCK-ROBIN 2/28/2013 11:33PM

    And you're doing great!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/28/2013 11:16PM

    You are AMAZING!! I know I say this to you a lot but it is so true. I'm so proud to be your friend.

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2BHEALTHY46 2/28/2013 10:55PM

    good for You! Keep it up!

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DOLLFACEDX 2/28/2013 10:45PM

    Inspiring. . emoticon

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JIACOLO 2/28/2013 10:41PM

    If you don't toot your own horn, who will?! Keep up the great work!

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DAWNESS0404 2/28/2013 10:41PM


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