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Healing, Dancing, Running and Changing

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gwen (3 year old granddaughter who I keep 4-6 days a week) is much, much better. She's eating and sleeping and wanting to play. Runny nose is about her only complaint now. Relief!

I enjoyed the Senior Dance this morning. My friend who power walked with me Monday showed up with pictures of me in the Senior Games walking events. I didn't even know her boyfriend had taken the pictures. Perhaps I'll scan them so I can post them to a blog, timely or not.

This afternoon I went to the Y and did the SP Intermediate Running Speed Program on the treadmill. It was a challenge although I did finish it. I'm definitely not as fast as I was a year ago, but I'm working on it. Truly it is more important to me to be fit than fast, but I'd like to be both. I know I have to be careful as injury from speed work is not what I want. And as far as fall prevention, I go to the eye doctor tomorrow and hope to get glasses that will help me see where I am running better.

Last thing I want to share today is that I decided to change my attitude about the scale and -- voila! -- I changed my attitude. Haven't weighed in several days despite the fact that I've been eating smart and feeling a bit more slender than last week. I don't have to see it on the scale. I know I'm doing fine!! Hope you are, too.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_LINDA 3/21/2014 7:43PM

    Wow! An incredible success finally freeing yourself from micromanaging the scale! You said it -its how great you feel that is the most important thing!!
So glad you will be getting proper glasses to help you see running!
Keep up the fantabulous work!!

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MSLZZY 3/21/2014 2:59PM


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GABY1948 3/21/2014 8:06AM

    SO glad Gwen is better...that helps you and Mom feel better too!

emoticon on the scale victory....I rarely weigh myself either...I get addicted so totally understand.

Glad you get your new glasses too! emoticon

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TERI-RIFIC 3/21/2014 7:44AM


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NEW-CAZ 3/21/2014 3:55AM

    So good to hear Gwen is well again, bless her.
Love your positive attitude Marsha, a shift in thinking about a healthy lifestyle is to be appauded.

You are such an inspiration- I have followed your blogs over the years and you've come a long way emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 3/21/2014 2:25AM

  I am with you 100 percent on the scale situation....I only weigh myself once a month if that...I prefer measurements instead.

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TRAVELGRRL 3/20/2014 10:21PM

    Agree with Positive 41; you've reached the next level where you are not defined by the scale. That's what naturally fit, trim, and thin people do! Glad Gwen is better.

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HARROWJET 3/20/2014 9:16PM

    I'm glad Gwen is getting better. You are doing great. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 3/20/2014 9:00PM

    Terrific what an effect a change in attitude can have!! Good for you: and so glad little Gwen is feeling better too!!

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POSITIVE41 3/20/2014 8:55PM

    Yay - love that you are not counting on the scale to feel good about what you are doing. That's what a healthy life style is all about! (Still working on that one myself)

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SMITTY4RL 3/20/2014 8:34PM

    Love the fact you're not making the scale a focal point, but living life instead. emoticon !

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MANDELOVICH 3/20/2014 7:57PM

    I love that! Voila!!!

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TINAJANE76 3/20/2014 7:33PM

    This all sounds great! Love that your embracing your new attitude.

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1BEACHWALKER 3/20/2014 7:31PM

    You have made so many strides to a healthy lifestyle since joining SP! You know what you need to do and don't need a scale to prove it! Well done!!!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/20/2014 7:28PM

    Love it: you decided to do something, and you DID it! emoticon

And of course I love that we always want it ALL... not just fit, fit and fast! emoticon

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