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I SURVIVED!!!!!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Well I survived my weekend. I was really not looking forward to what I had to do this weekend, and remarkably, everything went better than I'd anticipated. Hallelujah!!!! Saturday was the worst of it. I got to work, after a particularly hard day on Friday, and none of the power worked at my station. I had to move my station, to my bosses station, all while clients were waiting patiently, staring me down..............it sucked. Then I busted royal booty for the full 3+ hours, non-stop. Then I thought I was going to pass out, but I didn't, I managed to eat lunch and drive the 45 mins into Sacramento to help my friend finish up her moving/cleaning process. I was a zombie, but we made it, not sure how, but it's all done now. I was so happy that I could count my box carrying/cleaning time as fit mins!!! Highlight of the day! Sunday was nice, church was absolutely beautiful, maybe the best service I've ever heard. Dinner was nice, nothing burned, everything turned out good. We did get caught in a hailstorm on the way home from my Mom's house, it was flash flood type rain, and hail, we were sliding around on the road, it was a bit frightening, but I wasn't driving, thank God, and we survived, uninjured.

Yesterday I spent the morning getting the last part of my taxes together, and sitting down with my new camera, the one I got from my client. Well, let's just say, this camera is a few steps above what I was anticipating, quality/capability wise, and I am overwhelmed. I sat crying for 10 mins just realizing how lucky I am to have an oportunity to own such a fine machine. Spent hours reading, and watching a how-to video, now it's on, the bug has bit me, I'm in a photographic fantasy world now. I have some how to books/lesson books I want to pick up. I'm really, really, REALLY excited, humbled and amazed by the whole situation. Also, taxes turned out wonderfully. The tax man was so nice, so understanding, so thoughtful and helpful, and we owe less than $1000.00, for the first time in years. I am soooooooooo happy about that.

I am going to my first water aerobics class at 7pm tonight. I am quite excited. It's been a long time in the works, but tonight is the night. We'll see how it goes, It's an hour long class, so that should be just the right amount for me if I can do it a couple nights a week. They have class 6 days a week, but the weekend classes are early, and I'm either working or at church at those times, so it will be week nights for now.

I do feel a little better having not weighed everyday recently........I did weigh yesterday, just to get a good idea of where I am now. I want to start looking at my weight loss journey in 20 pound increments. I changed my ticker, staring at 20 pounds, instead of 100 is a lot easier to swallow. In reality, I will be happy if I loose 20 and keep it off.........more would be better, but some is better than none. I will have to weigh myself occasionally, to know if I am making any progress, but it will not be everyday, that was just way to hard for me to cope with.

This weight loss/better health journey has been quite odd...............not a ton of success in losing and keeping weight off. BUT, it is a success to me that I have not given up trying, and for today, that is a HUGE win. I don't binge eat very often anymore. I eat TONS more fruit and veg than I used to. Most all of my grain products are whole grain now. I choose lowfat or nonfat dairy when I can, and I turn to water more often than not for my drink of choice all day most days. I've been back to tracking everything that goes into my mouth, which is always the part of the equation that I forget how crucial it is, until I do it religiously and start to see progress. My journey is not perfect, but I'm not perfect, never will be.
So, that's where I am today, we'll see what challenges I overcome, or what I learn when I fall. It's really one day at a time, till the day I die. Some days are A+, some are closer to F, but I must say, I'm having more B/C days, than D/F days, sprinkled with a few A days............not too bad girl, not too bad.

OK, my pep talk for the day is over. Hope you are all doing well in all areas, learning, growing and never giving up.
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RIDMYCOCOON 4/8/2013 2:14PM

    Great News! Enjoy! emoticon

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ME_HERE_NOW 4/4/2013 8:26PM

    i have really learned a lot about myself, and the world around me, from being here on spark, and it's not all weight loss related either, it is just so great to have this safe place to vent and get perspective. have fun with the new cam, sure do wish we were closer so we could go on a photo adventure! maybe one day :D much love! oh, also really glad the weekend came together as well as it did!

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SABLENESS 4/4/2013 7:56PM

    Good pep talk, thank you! Have a wonderful time with your camera!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/2/2013 7:26PM

    Sounds wonderful. Enjoy your camera - we want pictures!!! And I'm certain you're going to start having more A/B days soon!

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