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A Couple of Little Victories

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Two things happened yesterday that I feel pretty good about. The first is that I was "scheduled" to do walking for the 5K Your Way walking plan I'm working on. It was hot. It was humid. I was tired. I didn't want to do it. But...I did do it and I'm glad I did. I can't say I felt any better after I got home. It was still hot. It was still humid. I was even more tired, but the bottom line is that I did it.

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Secondly, we attended my hubby's high school reunion last night. It's a tiny school no longer in existence. They honored the last graduating class of 1961/62 (it's held every two years), but about 130 or so people still come. People live a long time around here! LOL!

The meal was decent and predictable. I knew exactly what to expect so could plan ahead except they changed one thing. Instead of pie and ice cream, they served only a scoop of ice cream with a little bit of syrup. My goodness, it was good!
emoticon I think this emoticon is a bowl of ice cream. Anyway, I love ice cream and can eat lots and lots of it. Alas, it was just a little scoop, but it left me wanting more.

We had to stop at the store to get some milk before heading home. Right there next to the milk cooler sat an open freezer with half gallons (or what passes for a half gallon these days) of yummy ice cream. All kinds of ice cream!! I looked through it and found one for me (peanut butter fudge sundae) and one for Richard (vanilla) and headed for the checkout counter. I think I neglected to mention that this was one of the big box stores--and I'm so happy it was! I passed right by the racks of XXL and XXXL and XXXXL shirts and blouses and thought to myself--sure am glad I wear a one-X now!! (Shedding pounds makes you think things like that!)

A few steps more...wait...it wasn't that long ago I wore those other sizes and I still have a couple in my closet! Now I'm really doing the self-talk and nearly made it to the checkout before I turned my cart around and headed for the ice cream section of the freezer. Now I have more flavors to choose from, but instead I gritted my teeth, opened the freezer door and shoved those two cartons of ice cream into the freezer as fast as I could. I quickly got out of there, took my gallon of milk and 4 bananas and left the store before anything else could call my name!!

Do I need a pat on the back? No...they are really little victories, but I'm hoping they'll be sticky enough that a few more will add on to them before long and often enough that it will lead to real success day after day!

Now...I have a 30 minute walk on the agenda that I really don't want to do...it's hot...it's humid...I'm tired...oh my, here we go again!
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  • DOLLIE6
    Wow, I think you did wonderful. My goodness to turn around and go back that does deserve a pat on the back and a woo hoo. You know usual when you walk away like that it is done, good, bad or whatever but you stopped. That is an inspiration and a half. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2367 days ago
  • MASTERPIECE8
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    Major achievements as I see it. You are inspiring me too. Who woulda thunk I'd be in training for a 5K? ME. That's who. You're doing terrific.

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    2368 days ago
  • HYATTI1
    That a way to go girlfriend. I love ice cream too, but seldom have it anymore. I hate to buy it and have it in the house too tempting. Congratulations on the walking. You encourage me to try a little harder to commit to walking more.

    hip hip horay = hip hip horay there I am your cheering squad.

    Joanna
    2370 days ago
  • JILL313
    Wow, Jeannie, I'm so impressed with your strength to take that ice cream out of your cart as once I do that it's usually a done deal. And, walking when it's miserable outside is a big accomplishment. . .You've earned the right to be proud of yourself as we are. You've changed, for the better, so much since I first met you on Spark! I am so darn proud of you all all your big and small victories!

    Hugs,

    Jill
    2370 days ago
  • TXGRANDMA
    So proud of you Jeannie! It would have been so hard to turn around and walk back to that freezer section and put that ice cream back! I am like you, I love the chocolate and peanuts or peanut butter! I would have been tasting it as I carried it to the checkout (in my mind)

    Yes, it is the hardest thing to ignore the weather and what it is doing outside and go and walk! Congratulations on getting out there and just doing it!
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    2370 days ago
  • BELDONDOG1
    Jeannie, I am so darn proud of you! Yes, you do deserve a pat on the back-in fact you deserve more than that! The 5K walk was amazing, but putting the ice cream back--man!, that was something I know I couldn't do. I love peanut butter ice cream. Good for you!! Now, one dumb question--what's a "box store"? ((hugs)) Noel
    2370 days ago
  • TORTILLAFLATS
    Jeannie, yes you deserve a pat on the back. That wasn't little, Gosh girl, that was a major victory putting that ice cream back.

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    Hugs, Gail
    2370 days ago
  • LINOVER
    Congratulations on both walking and putting the ice cream back! I too love ice cream and that had to be hard! Hope today's walk goes as well as yesterday's!

    Lin
    2370 days ago
  • ESILBO
    OMG JENNIE, YOU CRACK ME UP.
    1ST, emoticon YOU ARE GETTING SO MUCH BETTER AT IT, NO WONDER YOU LOOK SO GREAT. I THINK WE DESERVE A PAT ON THE BACK FOR LITTLE (BIG IN MY MIND) THINGS WE LEARNED TO RESPOND TO.

    emoticon AGAIN AND KEEP GOING MY FRIEND.
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    2370 days ago
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