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Monday, October 03, 2011

So it has been a while since I posted. I had a long month. Good and Bad things have happened.
I finished my tri. Yes I did! I have a second medal. But the bad was that it took me longer to do it. But last time I was thinner and in better shape. But I did finish it. 7 or so did not complete it. And I did not come in last. So I am ok with it. What kind of crazy woman completes a tri after only 7 weeks of training and weighing over 200 lbs? ME!

Bad, I had a bad shopping trip. Good, i found a dress at macy's on line. Bad, it did not come in until I was in Canada for the wedding. Good, I found an adequate dress on Craigslist for 40 dollars with a shawl and purse. Not anything I would have picked out, but for 40 dollars I looked ok. And better news is that I saved a $140 dollars and Macy's credited me the dress and the shipping and handling. Sweet. This is the dress I wanted.....

and this is me at the wedding with the dress I got.

I heard about a challenge that started at the gym for 11 weeks. Group challenge like the one I started nearly 3 years ago... But the bad news is that it is already two weeks into it... But the good news is that Amy Jean is wanting to challenge herself and work out and I can still do this not in a group. Lets face it. We all know we need support and this is the best place to get that. Unconditional love. Most of us have tried this more than once and could probably write our own books by the mishaps and success we have had along the way.... So I am just going to go for it.

On Friday night, my husband brought me out for dinner. It was a lovely night. When we got home no kids were home and we had time for intimacy without kids in the house. The bad was I feel so crappy about myself that even while having a pleasurable time, I was distracted by my own body. Now that was just the boot I needed to put me on the road taking care of me. That was not good how I felt, but it was good because it is making me want to push myself.

Amy came by the house on Saturday October 1st and I gave her my measuring tape. all the measurements and the nasty weight has been done. I can and will do this. And, I do not have to look at those numbers again because i have the power to move forward. We planned a day of errands, manicures and a work out. The good is that we scored great deals at JCPenney's. We have fabulous looking nails. Lunch was healthy. Bad news, we ran out of time for a work out. Heck, we did a great work out yesterday instead and we had enough time to go in the saunna afterwards.
Two weeks ago I was hiking with Amy. While we were climbing up the mountain there was a part of the hill that was really steep. So instead of going in a straight path up the mountain I we zig zagged back and forth on this path up the mountain. It got me to thinking about my weight loss journey. It would be magical just to run up the center of the mountain in a quick sprint. I am sure it would be exhillarating and empowering to just get to my goal. I am not that type of hiker. I take the long way and veer off the path and as I have said before, detours are ok.... But I want to finish this journey and I will be patient but persistant. Some days will be good and some will be not so good. My goal is to have more good days than not.
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    Jeanne, I checked out the link & found that the dress you wanted was quite lovely, BUT, I think you looked absolutely GORGEOUS in the dress you did wear to the wedding!
    I love your comparison of your healthy journey to hiking your mountain, as long as you keep on going, you will get there. For some of us, yours truly included in that "us", it takes a bit longer, but I see GREAT things headed your way as long as you continue to strive forward.
    Keep up the GREAT work, Honey, YOU CAN DO IT!!
    My "granddaughters" also look stunningly beautiful!!
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    Comment edited on: 10/5/2011 6:44:14 AM
  • JLITT62
    I like the dress & your analogy about your journey & hiking. But I also understand the pain of not being able to find the dress you want for that special occasion - at least you didn't go with black!
    3504 days ago
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    I love this blog Jean! Especially the last paragraph. I've been zigzagging right along with you.
    3504 days ago
    Great blog! Good for you for taking the bad and turning it into motivation towards the good.
    And your blog illustrates what I've always said: Nothing is ever 100% good or 100% bad, and even the bad things bring something good.

    Good for you!
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