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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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