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Thanks to Consistent Cheerleaders on my Blogs!!


Tuesday, January 07, 2014

My second blog was a little off topic. I mean, we are here to achieve health and fitness goals, aren't we? But then everything in our lives affect our mood and our mood affects our ability to follow our health and fitness plans, right? So maybe nothing is off topic?? Second blog, Oct 29, 2009, a true story that had just happened and I loved:

'Yesterday I asked 2 year old Natalie to count the number of legs on a horse we could see in the field behind my house. She started well, "One- Two-Three- Four," but then she went on, "Five-Six-Seven-Eight-Nine." I was already to tell her it was good counting, but.... When she stopped and with a pixie grin looked me straight in the eye and said, "FOUR!" '

Aquagirl enjoyed it. She's still a great SparkFriend online and in person!! She's been there for me from the beginning. Thanks.

Third blog (10/30/09) was definitely on topic, very relevant for me, but not much analysis, just the facts:
"Earlier this week I ran into two people I hadn't seen for a year when I was 40 pounds heavier. One woman (prom queen/cheerleader type) was very complimentary. The other, who fights her own weight problem, said I was too skinny. I just pretended that both of them had given me compliments."

ONEKIDSMOM provided the helpful analysis:
"Good for you, and good attitude about the comments! A reminder I find I have to give myself when someone gives one of those 'change back' messages: you don't have to slide backwards just because someone else struggles or is not doing as well. Being gracious about success does not mean giving up. It's OK to succeed and feel good about it. " Barb has been an important part of my success. Thanks.

My fourth blog 10/31/09 expressed surprise that I weighed 137.2, below my goal weight at the time, and celebrating 6 weeks of averaging 2 hours of cardio per day. I smile that I thought 135 was way too skinny, when now I'm happy at 130 but really like 126 and think that even 122 wouldn't be too skinny. I had to gradually adjust my idea of my ideal weight as I found out what was possible me while choosing meals informed by SparkPeople articles and meal plans. That SP gave points for up to 2 hours of cardio and points for strength training helped me to become consistent. Thanks, SP. And again thanks to Cyndi/Aquagirl for cheering me on!













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DAYLILY1601 1/8/2014 8:23AM

    I am so impressed by your gratitude to others. Could "gratitude" be tool to weight loss? I think so...... I am so enjoying your blogs and just what this "newbie" needs! I am grateful for you! Thank you!

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_LINDA 1/7/2014 11:13PM

    Interesting how our perspectives change as we grow further into our healthy lifestyles and figure out what truly feels right. That is great to have such wonderful friends right from the start that stood by you! I have certainly appreciated your support ever since I 'met' you!


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AQUAGIRL08 1/7/2014 8:38PM

    You are a real inspiration for me Marsha!

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GABY1948 1/7/2014 6:21PM

    You are such a great inspiration! And so many of us benefit from it. Thank you for sharing all your ups and downs along the way! Such a beautiful lady, inside and out! Love your blogs, Marsha!

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WATERMELLEN 1/7/2014 5:44PM

    I am so enjoying this walk down memory lane, reminiscing about where you've been and what you've come from! You've been one of my most consistent cheerleaders here, Marsha, and I'm so grateful for your support always!

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BLUENOSE63 1/7/2014 4:34PM

  I love to read your blogs Marsha!

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BOOKAPHILE 1/7/2014 12:01PM

    The walk down memory lane is fun, but it's also good to see how much you've grown and progressed in your healthy lifestyle.

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CELIAMINER 1/7/2014 12:00PM

    Great reflections! Thanks for your consistent inspiration!

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JOYINKY 1/7/2014 11:07AM

    You do a great job Marsha!

My approach is different; a critical part of MY health in fitness is to keep my mind and body moving on OTHER things. Thus my picture blogs, photography, Sugar and Xena tales, house and garden projects. For me, not spending too much time in the kitchen and keeping things simple is important. I so share on my walking because that is a big part of my fitness. Fun exercises are included. But, I have to focus on a full life that's not just about health and fitness even though that's important. Blogging helps me do that. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed doing the "from the nest" series. Blogging itself has become a healthy activity for me.

Point is we're both long time maintainers and each have our own way of doing it. It's working for each of us. I'm here to maintain health and fitness goals; I'm just doing it differently. We all have to find "what works for us". I love hearing about your girls too!


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JIBBIE49 1/7/2014 10:58AM

    You have done FANTASTIC.

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KLMEIRING 1/7/2014 9:03AM

    emoticon Reflection is good for the soul. Thanks for sharing!

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