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Reaching For The Stars!!!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Hello Everyone!

I hope you're all healthy & well! The new year is in full swing & we're anticipating the arrival of Spring!!! Not soon enough for most, I hear!!! Well, let's just put it right out for all to see, shall we?!!

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There, doesn't it feel better already?!! emoticon

Alright...(cue the trumpets, please!!)
I'm down 2.0 lbs this week!!! emoticon
Total of 29.4 so far since I joined WW's!!!

I'm feeling great & the week went well! I'm still struggling w/keeping in range w/carbs & proteins...but overall, I did much better! Honestly, I've been very busy w/packing & volunteering & shopping!!! So, the week just flew by! I'm eating well...& continue to eat healthy & make good choices! I've increased my intake of fruits & veggies & that's working well! It's been chilly here (oh, I know...I'm not complaining!) & I've made chili, veggie soup, & chicken stew this week! Yum!!! All good to the last drop!!!

I'm in training for a 5K in May...& I'm getting my speed up! I continue to enJOY my Spinning class at the Y! I'm LOVIN' the Spin!!! I've incorporated lifting free weights a couple of days in the gym prior to the Spin Class so I can make certain I'm getting my ST in! It's true that when you build & maintain muscle, your body continues to burn more calories, even at rest! Maintaining muscle mass is crucial to weight loss! It also helps maintain a healthy blood sugar! All good!!!

Oh, we bought a new car yesterday! A 2013 Honda CRV! A beautiful car, I must say! And the best part is...
No more car shopping!!! emoticon It's done!!!

Still packing...still moving at the end of the month! Exciting but crazy! And my youngest daughter comes for a visit on the 19th! Oh, I hope the temps improve so we can do the beach while she's here! I haven't seen her since October, so I'm so awaiting her hugs!!!

So, all is well in my world! I hope the same goes for yours, my friends! Plan this week is to remain sane & stay the course!!! I would LOVE to reach that 30 lbs gone, finally!!! WooHoo!!! Now, wouldn't that be nice!!!!

EnJOY a wondrous week all...& stay healthy & warm out there!!! You're all worthy of the best life has to offer, my friends!!! You're all worthy!!!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COMPUCATHY 3/9/2013 11:23PM

    AWESOME! You are KILLING it! Woo hoo! I'm so proud of you. You are really making great progress! I'm "running" at a 4.0 now and not pushing up to the 4.5. It took my knees a week to recover from the last 4.5 runs. But I am wondering if it is because I did not stretch afterwards. Now, I am doing the 6 stretches recommended for runners after the run. (Did you know that it is NOT recommended that you stretch BEFORE a run? I thought that was interesting.) The 6th stretch works on the ligaments around the knee and I think that is the key one that I need after a run. Keep up the good work! Can't wait to do our run together! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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COOKWITHME65 3/8/2013 10:50AM

    Congrats on your loss Rose. You are doing fantastic! Enjoy your visit with your daughter. :)

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ANNIECHLOE 3/7/2013 11:49PM

    Congrats! I think I hear the trumpets out here in California! How awesome that must feel. Good luck on your 5K. emoticon

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NORASPAT 3/7/2013 11:01PM

    Rose you can do iy you are just so determined to get there. I hope you have great plans for your edaughters visit with you, have a splendid time. Spring is still a ways away for us but it is Maine.

So we can't hurry Mother Nature.
HUGS, ROSE you are such an inspiration. HUGS Love you much Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BAKER1009 3/7/2013 11:54AM

    emoticon on all fronts!
I'd love me a new Honda :-)
I love my Civic, but we've outgrown it a bit :-)

You're doing an awesome job Rose! Keep up the great work!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

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TURTLETALK 3/7/2013 11:15AM

    It sounds like the weight loss is going great. Good luck with the move. emoticon

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MEADSBAY 3/7/2013 9:50AM

    You will, you will, I know you will! emoticon
You are so right about maintaining muscle mass while losing weight.
I'm pretty sure the predicament I'm in (very high body fat % and difficulty losing wt) was caused by the 25- 30 years I yo-yo fad- dieted every Jan- April with no emphasis on building muscle. When the wt inevitably came back every June- Dec, it came back as pure fat.
I refuse to give up- I am eating as low calorie and as helathy as I can whilst building muscles every day.

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NELSONCHERYL59 3/7/2013 8:48AM

    Wonderful blog rose, and fantastic stuff u r doing, so very proud of u and inspired by u too. Congrads on the new wheels. Great plans and work on your healthiness, eating, working out, and readiness for 5 k.
And thanks for thoughts and pics of spring.
yea spring!! I hav been hearing spring bird songs in the morning. I know its right around the corner.
Enjoy!! emoticon

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WINFIELD28 3/7/2013 8:11AM

    Great work, Rose! You are a wonderful example for me. How exciting that your youngest daughter is coming to visit this month. Enjoy it all!

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JUSTA123 3/7/2013 6:46AM

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DGFOWLER 3/7/2013 5:52AM

    Sounds once again Rose like you are in control of the situation. What a great place to be. Congrats on the new car and the move you will be making. oh yes...can't forget the daughter, so glad you are going to be seeing her soon too. Love ya... emoticon Donna

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TRYINGHARD54 3/7/2013 5:48AM

    emoticon I joined W/W about 6 weeks ago.. I'm down 10.4 pounds...
but its still a struggle... I still have bad days..but we'll do this

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