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Woohoo, a 5!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Yep, I weighed myself today and there was a 5 in the middle of the number on the scale. I have not been this slender since I was in college. (I am not saying how long ago that was.) I nearly cried. It feels really good to see my reflection and feel comfortable with what I see. I still have excess skin that refuses to go away , especially on my arms, but that is easily camouflaged. Getting to a healthy weight did NOT automatically make me happy, or love myself, but the process of getting fit and healthy slowly has changed the way I view my place in life. Encountering and celebrating my successes has proven to me that I can accomplish more than I thought I could and give myself credit for those successes. I used to doubt myself in everything. I am getting better about that, though I still fall into that trap on occasion. I have to admit I am a happier person these days, but that probably has more to do with all the endorphins coursing through my body, and all the time I spend outside.

I walked Cooper 8.2 miles today, used the rower for 70 minutes and did about 10 minutes of light ST. That isn't really enough ST, since I have been slacking off on the ST lately I need to step it back up again. I like lifting heavy weights. (Of course my idea of what constitutes a heavy weight is probably different from someone else.) My legs are definitely stronger than my upper body, so I need to concentrate more effort where I am weakest. I did not run today. I had to choose between running and the rower, and the rower won. I had an appointment as well. It went fairly well. I have to track my sleep patterns for the next two weeks, as well as my activity level, and a few other things. Hopefully my sleep will straighten itself out soon. I have been battling with insomnia again. I get a lot of reading in, but I don't get enough sleep, which leaves me feeling sluggish and lethargic the next day. Oh well. We will figure it out.

I did not record my weight today, as I weigh in on Saturdays. Today was just a spot check to see if the number had changed. And it had! A 5, imagine that.
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    Congratulations!

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    that's awesome

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MYLIFEMADELITE 5/24/2013 8:56AM

    emoticon So happy for you! It's good that you are in tune with where you are emotionally versus physically. I doubt myself all the time too. Chin up and feet moving forward. You are doing a good thing for yourself! emoticon

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    You are amazing sweetie! I'm so happy for you.

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 5/24/2013 7:21AM

    I'm so happy for you! Isn't it wonderful to see the results of all your hard work? Next time you find yourself 'getting down on yourself' just remember this moment and know that you're a winner!
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DOINITRIGHT2012 5/24/2013 7:20AM

    Good for you for moving, for setting goals and achieving them. Keep going! You are unstoppable.

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SHELLYBABE2 5/24/2013 6:33AM

    New milestones are great! Congratulations & enjoy - hope your sleep settles down, nothing worse than bouts of insomnia.

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GINILEE4 5/24/2013 5:16AM

   

Whoo Hoo , indeed!!!!! You work hard and deserve your success. You inspire and show leadership through your accounts of life. Thank you for your honesty and sharing. Your blogs always make me feel like trying harder.


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    Way to go!

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    Congrats!!

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DARLY55 5/23/2013 9:43PM

    I am so jealous! That is where I want to be! Soon I hope!
Good for you, you have made yourself over, you look great!
Definitely getting the right sleep is important, good luck with that.

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BLUENOSE63 5/23/2013 9:28PM

  Good for you! Sounds like you will figure it out sooner or later

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