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The Days Are Flying By!

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Saturday, July 26, 2014


I noticed that when I'm on track and doing well the days just sort of fly by! I am happy, content, feeling good and they just come and go. When I am off track, doing poorly and gaining weight, it seems like the days go by and just sort of "slip away". That is definitely not a fun feeling! So I'm glad that I'm on the upswing right now. emoticon Whenever I first get back on track, I find it motivating to count the good days. Typically, if I can get 3 good days under my belt, it gets easier after that. Not sure what is so magical about that 3rd day, but it is always the hardest for me.

But today I realized the days are just flying by, I am doing well, and I'm not counting. This is getting back to that nice "happy place" where things are just automatic. I don't have to think about doing them, I just do them. No exceptions. I love when that happens! I don't take it for granted, because I know it can change at any moment. If things were always automatic, I would have been at my goal ages ago! But in a moments notice I can trip and fall right into the pit of despair. But I am not going to talk about that, because I don't want to put those thoughts in my head and jinx it. emoticon

I also reminded myself they won't ALL be good days. There are ups and downs to everything, but it also reminds me to be thankful for the good days, to be thankful for the days that come easy... and to always remember that even when things aren't going so hot, we can ALWAYS turn it back around. That is a good feeling. emoticon

I also think it's a good attitude to have for when I finally get to maintenance! This is a life long journey, and it's all about consistency. In order for me to maintain my weight (just as it is when we are losing), I have to have more good days than bad days... but eventually it'll become a big blur, a way of life and not something that you are necessarily counting or keeping track of. There is already enough to focus on (tracking food, making good choices, exercising, drinking water, getting enough sleep, etc), so I am going to throw my energy into that and not get so caught up on the good days and the bad. I am also going to be more forgiving of myself when those bad days do happen, but still diligent enough that I don't let the bad day turn into a bad week.

emoticon Hopefully the next blog (Wednesday or Thursday) I will be celebrating getting my 90 pounds lost trophy. *Fingers crossed* emoticon


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MCJULIEO 8/16/2014 5:20PM

    This hits the spot! Thank you!

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MRSRIGS1 8/14/2014 6:31PM

    GREAT blog! As always, it was well said and well done!

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HYATTI1 8/3/2014 12:14PM

    Interesting, but the fact that life is flying by scares me. I want it to slow down so I can enjoy it more.

Great blog by the way.

Joanna

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NASFKAB 8/3/2014 2:20AM

  true inspiring blog way to go

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LISAN0415 7/31/2014 1:21AM

    That is a great attitude, and good for you for thinking about maintenence...

I have heard many times that while weight loss is challenging, that maintenence can be more difficult- if we don't plan for it and IF we don't realize and accept that we need to continue on the journey. I think you will do awesome when you reach maintenence- and that's not too far in the future!

Best wishes! Keep up the great work!

Lisa

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MAYBER 7/30/2014 11:22PM

    Thank you for sharing your thought you are an inspiration
One day at a time love prayers peace God Bless
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CYPRIANARTEMIS 7/29/2014 11:54PM

    Thank You ,thank you, thank you! I appreciate so much what you have put into words here!!!

What you are saying is SO TRUE!! This past January i had some really great success and got into that happy place and stayed there for months and for the past 3 months I have been maintaining (also a huge success for me) but I have much more to lose to properly safeguard my health and the past few days I have been starting the countdown to get to the happy place. Again emoticon !

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KIM22211 7/29/2014 10:21PM

    very true. I am hoping day 3 for me will be wonderful and easy breezy.

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THEIS58 7/29/2014 7:14AM

    Great thoughts. Thank you!

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    Good for you! emoticon

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CHEBBA 7/28/2014 6:33PM

    Very good - and so true. Thank you.

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JUDY106 7/28/2014 5:38PM

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AMYBUTLER10 7/28/2014 1:38PM

    You can do it!!!!

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GEMINIGEM6 7/28/2014 1:35PM

    Great attitude. That's where it all starts anyway. :)

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NHES220 7/28/2014 12:39PM

    Fingers crossed for the 90 lbs lost trophy! I know you'll get there!

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KY_RD79 7/28/2014 11:53AM

    emoticon and I LOVE your Disney background!

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BARBARAJ73 7/28/2014 11:06AM

    emoticon that attitude!! emoticon

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PENOWOK 7/28/2014 8:18AM

    You have come so far on this journey!! You never cease to amaze me...your attitude has grown immensely into someone who is ready to tackle this end game of getting the job done with a great mindset! I am looking forward to your 90!!!

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SUSIEMT 7/27/2014 11:27PM

    I'm loving that attitude Stephanie!!! Keep it up!

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KEEPITUP62 7/27/2014 11:11PM

    great BLOG, great thinking. You are doing wonderful so keeo it up kiddo.

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SUGAR0814 7/27/2014 8:59PM

    emoticon emoticon Thank you for sharing!

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TRAILRIDERKJ 7/27/2014 8:36PM

  Great inspiration, what an example that if you stick with it you will reach your goal! Thank you for reminding us!

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NIKKIJ55 7/27/2014 8:32PM

    emoticon You can do this!

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PATRICIAANN46 7/27/2014 8:23PM

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And...........I wish you the VERY emoticon on winning the 90# lost trophy.

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FRABBIT 7/27/2014 7:32PM

  Way to go!

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MARITIMER3 7/27/2014 6:26PM

    That's so true, Stephanie.

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CICELY360 7/27/2014 6:04PM

  good blog

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MAKING-PROGRESS 7/27/2014 5:40PM

    emoticon on the almost/soon to be 90 lbs! emoticon

I agree that it is so much easier when I get in the "groove". I try to only have healthy choices in my kitchen so meals and snacks almost police themselves (my family is getting healthier too). emoticon And I love that I am feeling better and can plan regular activities into my week (walking with friends, take kids to the pool, go out dancing with Hubby, etc.) emoticon

Having all of these good habits will make it easier to maintain when I get to my goal. I am also finding that my tastes/preferences are changing emoticon for the better.

Final thought: When I do indulge in "special foods", I don't feel as well and often think "This wasn't worth it!". Same with exercise, no matter how much I think I don't want to do it, I always feel a little better when its done emoticon

Your blog is an excellent reminder that Consistency is the currency that gets us our rewards! emoticon

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    You've got this!


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    emoticon blog!! You're doing soooooo emoticon and your attitude is INSPIRATIONAL!! emoticon emoticon

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