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Back on track and life is good

Friday, September 25, 2009

I have been on Spark People most every day, lurking in the shadows and reading other people's posts. Last week I found the tread about getting back on track. To find so many people struggling to get on track, constantly working to stay there, picking themselves up and dusting themselves off - I decided I could do it too. If I seriously want to lose weight, I have to be more serious in my efforts.

We did a 7,600 mile road trip in 15 days in August to attend a family reunion in Santa Cruz, CA, and then east to visit Ivy League colleges Michael is interested in applying to. So, we literally drove from coast-to-coast and back again to eastern Washington. Whew!! A lot of time in the car and a lot of restaurant foods. DH and I often split an entree, but I wasn't tracking or exercising, so I gained weight. Big surprise!

It took me over a month to get back on track, but I did it. Even better, I lost 6 pounds this past week! I knew my jeans were fitting loser today than they did last Friday and the scale confirmed why. emoticonI have consistently been walking twice a day with our dogs, just not logging it or paying attention to stretching out after getting home until this week. I have also started to jog part of the morning walks 3X/week. Many years ago, I was running over 3 miles every day and the weight melted away. I'd like to be able to get back to that. Both of our dogs could stand to lose some weight, too.

To make my week even better (did you think it could get any better?!?), I had a one year follow-up MRI done on Saturday morning and got the test results on Wednesday. NO NEW TUMOR GROWTH!! Everything looks as it should, considering surgical scarring. emoticon

Life is good and I am blessed. To top it off, today is my 21st wedding anniversary. It doesn't get much better.
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    Donna- so happy to see you back!
    First- WooHoo!!! I'm jumping up and down celebrating your test results!!! Yippee!!!
    And fantastic job getting back on track! Congrats on your loss!!

    You couldn't be more right- Life is good!
    4319 days ago
    Donna it is so good to see you posting and doing blogs again. Sure have missed you. Great news on your health and congrats on the six pound loss. emoticon Have a great weekend. Sandy
    4321 days ago
    Donna ~ this is GREAT... not only did you loose weight your body is Happy. I love news like this..
    Oh and Happy Aniversary to you.

    Hugs to you
    4321 days ago
    OK where to start... Welcome back and good job on getting back on track emoticon on the 6 pounds lost that is awesome.

    Congrats on the MRI results I figure that must have been kinda weighing heavy on your mind emoticon

    Walking and running the dogs is good and soon if you keep it up you will be running that 3 miles and farther if you want emoticon

    Last but not so least a big big big CONGRATS on the 21st that is way cool emoticon emoticon
    4321 days ago
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