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And So Apparently Have March, April and Half of May

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Where does the time go? When I started blogging on SparkPeople, I thought I would post something every day no. Every week then? Um no. So I changed to a monthly blog post, feeling almost certain I could check in at the end of the month. Ha! Seems I cant even keep up with monthly Ive lost track of most of my SparkFriends and have settled into a routine comprised mostly of tracking food and fitness, earning SparkPoints by playing trivia and taking polls, etc. Getting back to blogging has been lost in the shuffle.

While I did NOT reach my ultimate goal of 120 by my 59th birthday, it did not minimize my enthusiasm for my trip to the DC area to visit my DB and his SO. We had such a wonderful time with the two of them, taking in a number of the sights and in so doing, walking my little legs off!!! We were busy doing something every day we were there. I managed to do what all of us hope for I lost weight while on vacation! Yippee!!! My DBs reaction to the 70 lb difference in me since he saw me four years ago was PRICELESS!!!

Now that Im back from that vacation, Im looking forward to my next trip. Were headed to a little town outside Nashville over the 4th of July to visit DHs family. They havent seen me in about 20 months, so they are in for a shock as well. Im much smaller than Ive been during 22 years of marriage. They will likely not know or recognize the new me. LOL!

Im back to my losing ways, albeit slowly. Im into new numbers finally! I saw 139 on the scale earlier this week. It feels so good to be out of the 140s. Time seemed to stand still for a while as I worked through the 140s.

During a recent shopping trip I purchased a couple of size 14 dresses for church services. The weight loss really shows. Dressing up feels amazing and Im so very pleased to be wearing something besides pants and polo shirts for a change. My self-esteem just got a huge kick in the butt from these two new dresses.

Life is good and I consider myself blessed to be enjoying my last year in the 50s before turning 60 next May. My goal of 120 is in sight and Im in the homestretch now. Whenever I make it will be fine with me. Just know that I WILL MAKE IT!

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NANCYPAT1 5/18/2013 9:52AM

    What a WONDERFUL blog. Thank you for coming here and sharing it with us. I think that as our lives change and we start moving toward different goals and such, backing away for a while is NOT A BAD thing - I applaud your continuing to track and to occasionally reach out and update us. Those of us currently in the trenches and relying on the support don't always recognize that TRUE success CAN SOMETIMES mean that stepping back is a healthy part of the process. About 30 years ago a friend was talking to me about a 12-step group she belonged to for many years - she said it was the SECOND most important move she made - the MOST important being when she RECOGNIZED that she no longer NEEDED to identify herself PRIMARILY with that designation. Her point being that TRUE healing came when she could move beyond that. Maybe to a large extent weight loss journeys are a bit like that - you are becoming a butterfly - fly free - come back with such wonderful inspiration and fly on as you need to.

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