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Powerful Positive

Monday, August 26, 2013

Doing pretty well. Was hungry last eve and deviated from my plan and had a little extra cottage cheese and cantaloupe. Don't think that hurt much and I believe my body was saying I needed it. Have seen a middle "2" on the scale two days in a row now. Hope it is here to stay!! I'm adding a few more servings of fruits and veggies to the food plan. For the past week I've just been doing 5 a day. I'm going to aim for 8-10 and try not to go back to my routine of 12-16 servings. Also, going to try to stay around 100 grams of protein, not the 120-160 of the Curves plan, but not my usual 60 grams either. Joyinky says it helps reduce her hunger and I think it may work that way for me, too.

Enjoyed my 54th monthly free life time weigh in at Weight Watchers this week. That is 4.5 years of normal weight after 5 decades of obesity. My leader called me up front and had me walk on a red carpet. I was one of three strutting their stuff while the whole group clapped and cheered. You know, I don't think I need the positive strokes as desperately as I did at the beginning of maintenance, but I don't mind it a bit!! : )

I've had 2 active days since my Saturday run, but I'm planning to run Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday this week. Yesterday I had the kids (2 and 6 year old granddaughters) for 8+ hours and hardly sat down all day. Today I've been active cleaning house, but plan to do some low impact aerobics this eve while TV watching.

FlyLady Housecleaning:
I did my second Weekly Home Blessing today, this time without the prompting of the podcast. Setting the timer for 10 minutes per task really helps me stay focused and on task. My house is getting more livable every day. Hubby has even taken an interest, without me doing anything but being happy cleaning house, and done several "honey-do" items I've been wanting for months including putting in a towel rack under the kitchen sink and mounting the bracket for the dust buster in the utility room. I do believe I actually saw him wiping a counter for the first time in our 34 years of marriage! I feel so much happier focused on the positive things I am doing to bless the house and family than focused on the dirt and failures. I can't believe how an attitude that held me down for 40 years has totally changed in two weeks!

Wishing you all the blessings of powerful positive thoughts!!

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NEW-CAZ 8/27/2013 2:40AM

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PMFISH 8/26/2013 11:54PM

    The mind is a powerful thing!!! emoticon on all your accomplishments and you have every right to be proud as you walk down the red carpet. To look at your beautiful smile it is hard to think negative thinking ever entered your mind. emoticon

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MSLZZY 8/26/2013 11:36PM

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TXPATRIOT 8/26/2013 10:52PM

    Lots of great things there! Congrats!!

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/26/2013 9:54PM

    Hooray! Sounds like you are really getting a good pattern going!

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JOYINKY 8/26/2013 9:48PM

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COCK-ROBIN 8/26/2013 9:24PM


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RUNNERRACHEL 8/26/2013 9:21PM

    Great to hear! You're doing so well! Congrats on your success and seeing so many positives! emoticon

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BLUESKY_321 8/26/2013 8:44PM


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ONEKIDSMOM 8/26/2013 8:41PM

    You know, I think just you showing your hubby that you LOVE your home, by example, seems to have had an uplifting influence, don't you think? Happy Mama = Happy Home! If it's true that if mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy, is the reverse true?

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_LINDA 8/26/2013 8:11PM

    Just so wonderful to read this uplifting, inspiring blog! You absolutely have it -attitude is everything!
Now if only I could get off my rear and get it moving like you are doing :P (looking at a large pile of handwashing needing to be done from my trip)
Keep up the fantabulous work!!

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SLIMLILA 8/26/2013 7:49PM

    Awesome.. red carpet and 54 free WW meetings.... and this is the 2nd time today I heard about this really must get over and check that out.

I was just reading about the 5 common walking and running injuries, and worried myself as I did 13 km of walking today... have kind of given up on the running idea as I certainly don't want any injuries.... How did you get started running? I checked around here on SP and none of the plans seems to fit for me, as I am now walking usually 2 hrs. or more a day.... any suggestions....
Take care, Marsha...
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GABY1948 8/26/2013 4:40PM

    Just think of how you are such an inspiration to both Spark and WW! That has to inspire those ladies there like it does me that it CAN be done and maybe, JUST MAYBE I can do it too! emoticon

The housecleaning thing is GREAT...I have always been a fanatic of those things, clutter even makes me NERVOUS and I have been blessed with a hubby that feels the same way! You are doing SO well!

Have a GREAT deserve it, Marsha!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/26/2013 4:24PM

    Sounds awesome! emoticon

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MANDELOVICH 8/26/2013 3:38PM

    Amazing - 4.5 years at goal!!! You are a super star!!

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