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Week Two

Monday, September 16, 2013

As I enter into week 2 of my renewed efforts to be healthy I feel encouraged. I am doing my weigh ins on the Monday of each week this time. Today I saw I had lost 5 pounds. Better than I had hoped. I am determined to keep up my efforts.

Getting back into the swing of it isn't as hard as I expected, but of course it isn't easy either. I think I am feeling better already though, even knowing that I am putting forth the effort.

I don't feel comfortable telling my family and friends much about my efforts. I don't want people looking at me (waiting for me to fail). I was even told by one friend the last time "don't throw away your fat clothes". I am determined to keep a positive outlook and not care what others think.

Also I gave up last time because I was not seeing any progress and let myself get too discouraged. I know that I am getting healthier just by moving and logging my food even if I don't see much on the scale. I know I was feeling stronger anyway the last time. So no matter what I am not giving up or giving in this time.

I decided with all the activities I have to do on the weekend it isn't practical for me to log, however I am still aware mentally of what and when I am eating. So I don't think I will let anyone (including me) sabotage my efforts.

We made a trip to the apple orchard this weekend. It was hard to pick apples, but it was fun and well worth the effort. I didn't log it, but I know the activity did me good. I was able to get my mother out of the house for the trip. She is mostly shut in and I know it affects her emotionally as well as physically. She couldn't pick apples, but I could tell that she and my dad had fun going. Not to mention how healthy fresh picked apples are. Round trip it took us 7 hours! Then my husband and I had another 2 hour drive home. We were exhausted but it was very much worth it to get my parents out of the house for a day.

Oh yes, we listened to the meeting with them before going to the orchard. So hubby and me didn't get home til about 10 pm.

Well, that's how our weekend went. I hope everyone had a great weekend.
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KNYAGENYA 10/12/2013 1:49PM

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CELEST 9/18/2013 1:04PM

    Well done. I must admit the first time I kept my fat clothes, but this time I have not. I plan on catching myself if I even remotely think Im headed back there. I dont have money for more fat clothes, so Im going to keep it off this time.

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JOYCEATH50 9/17/2013 10:09AM

    Thanks for all the encouragement dear friends. LOVE YOU ALL emoticon

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CINA-MINI 9/17/2013 1:54AM

    Congratulations on your loss! 5 pounds in a week is awesome! As for those that are negative toward your goals, don't include them as your cheerleaders. I am sure there are some in your cong. that will cheer you on. We are always here to cheer you. Even if you have a bad day or two in a week, don't think about the "I should have done..." What's done, is done. Let it be.

Something the Brother that gave our talk on Sunday was a very good way to look at things. He said, when someone says something hurtful, and there will always be someone doing or saying things that they shouldn't. Even if they don't apologize, decide that since you want to be forgiven to just drop it, don't exchange it to the other hand, just let it go. I thought it was a good way of looking at things.

Sending hugs!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 9/17/2013 12:08AM

    Joyce, Susan's right, get rid of those fat clothes. Keeping them gives you permission to not keep trying. Having them on hand makes it too easy to give up on ourselves. After all, who wants to go buy more fat clothes when all it takes to fit better in our thinner clothes is to get back on track. Been there done that emoticon

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GAMOMMY3 9/16/2013 7:27PM

    Well, I say get RID OF THOSE FAT CLOTHES!!! You can do it! Sometimes I think our hardest battle is inside of our own heads. And 5 lbs is amazing!!! Well done! emoticon

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