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Friday, June 11, 2010

Boy, have I been slacking. I'm usually a very upbeat person and when I blog I try to be as positive as possible. Well..... needless to say, I've been in a funk most of this month and have stayed hidden from the blogging world. I have found this is NOT a good thing. When I don't blog, I keep things to myself rather than putting them out there, seeing them for what they are and moving on with life. So, from here on out, good or bad, I have to blog at least 3 or 4 days each week.

So to address my downbeat reasons and what to do with them!

First, I was frustrated with myself because I lost less than 5 lbs during May. The reason, easy, I slacked up on my exercise. I'm getting back to the swing of things now, but I also realized, HEY I LOST weight in May. I didn't stand still and I didn't gain!!!!!

Second, I still am looking for employment. I'm good at what I do, enjoy doing it and will make some company a great employee. They just need to hire me. I guess my problem here is I've never been out of work since I turned eighteen. The only time off was during maternity leave. However, I've made this time off productive. I've worked on me, improving my health and lifestyle. Also, my husband and I have been able to share not only time but alot of our dreams, hopes, and fears with each other and that has strengthened our marriage.

And last but not least, I turn the big 5-0 next week. I have never before been bothered by a birthday number til now. I was one of those who usually laughed when someone said how much turning a certain age bothered them. I don't really now why it should bother me but it does. So, I've started thinking about all that I've accomplished so far and what all I CAN accomplish after 50. There's alot on both sides. One of the biggest for the 50+ is I'm the healthiest I've ever been and the happiest in my personal life I've experienced.

So, my glass is always half-full, I just think I get a little anxious when it takes longer than what I think it should to get full.
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    I always try to be positive in my blogs too but real life and the journey of weight loss is not that way. There are ups and really BIG downs. Most of us are fighting a nasty beast and positive thinking won't get us there on it's own. You already know I'm rooting for you and I'm so happy that you're back on track! Trust me, any loss during the month is significant no matter how little. It's another step away from a negative lifestyle and you should be proud. I plateaued a couple months ago and while I want to lose 50 more pounds I am so proud of how far I have come, my new healthy lifestyle and exercise plan. Stop beating yourself up and pat yourself on the back. Your weight gain didn't happen in a few months and the loss won't either. I am sending my happy wishes and hugs your way. You have made a big and positive move and I am so happy for you. You go girl!

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    Comment edited on: 6/11/2010 9:20:55 PM
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