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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hello to all my friends in SP. I wanted to finally take some time to sit and write down all the wonderful things that have taken place in the last few weeks. I have not been off the map so to speak but I have been very busy with the holidays and doing some good for others around me who have been in need. I had felt that I had been spending too much time on the computer and not enough time out and moving so I have been going nonstop for almost three weeks. I have been logging my diet and doing my fitness. I have done very well on walking and not so good on my strength training. Seams I just get so busy I forget to get it done. But in saying that in the last few weeks I have helped three families move and haled wood. Plus much more. So in all I have not set on my rear. I must tell you of some amazing things I have seen in myself. I as most of you may understand have a hard time seeing the small changes in myself to notice if my program is truly working. Well with the kindly words of my dear wife I am looking at other parts of my body besides my gut. A week ago I noticed I had more room in my neck when I was in a shirt I would normally consider a little snug in the neck. It was really cool to add to that my dress shirt has a ton of room in the neck now. Did I mention I can really fold my arms like normal without feeling uncomfortable? My pants have a lot of room in them around the butt and legs. I can grab a fist full on fabric on both sides of my jeans. My jeans are looser and I can button up my suit coat!!!!! This is the coolest thing! Beside my wife teasing me she can’t see my butt because of my baggie jeans. I’m down to 1100 - 1400 celeries now and feel really good about it. I just crossed 100 miles walking this year and that was my goal by new years. I am trying to get 5 miles a day walking. Much depends on my pain level for that day. Like today I hurt so dang bad from bowling yesterday... Yes I went bowling! It was such a kick to feel almost athletic again. However I am not ready yet. I need to get in better shape my knee and back are screaming at me all day. So I got 2 miles in walking instead of five but I am ok with that. I got the bow flex set up and working. I will be cleaning more of my basement and hanging a heavy bag also soon. My son started walking with me I think it’s more just so we can talk but imp ok with it. Mostly we have been planning our next pine wood derby car coming up next month. I missed last year because I was working and his mom helped him and he got 2cnd place and now I’m home so we are going to try and take first place. Plus dad gets to race also. I just got back from moving a guy’s fifth wheel for him and listening to my enya. I want to say I feel really good. I am so happy with how things have been going I can’t wait to get on that scale this time. However even if it doesn’t move much I can see the changes and I love it. You all take care and keep on sparking.
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    Glad to know you are keeping moving!
    2010 will be another fabulous year for ya!
    4152 days ago
    Way to go Tugger!

    One of the most amazing things happend to me recently also. I went to buy a couple of shirts...well I always bought the largest thing the store had to sell. I tried it on...it was too big. This is a hard concept for me to grasp though...I've always bought the largest...or had to order clothes online. I can shop...in a store at the mall. Wow what a great year this has been...I can't wait to see what '10 has in store for us.

    Happy New Year, Barb
    4152 days ago
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    The little things really add up. Congratulations on your progress!
    4152 days ago
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