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SparkCoach Assignment for today

Monday, January 07, 2013

Today I am supposed to write a blog and share my weight loss story.

Unfortunately, I am at the beginning of Day 3 of a huge painting project and my house is in shambles. . . .furniture pushed away from the walls, covered with paint cloths, buckets and brushes all over the place. In other words, it is not a good time for this particular assignment. However, I do believe I'm pretty much up to date on my daily blogs which reflect my journey to this point.

So far, I have shed 17 pounds and about 12 inches and am 5 pounds away from my 1st weight loss goal. I've been stuck here for a couple of weeks. Haven't changed anything much in my diet. I'm still tracking my food and fitness. However, the weather has not permitted me to be outside working in the yard and be as active as I'd like to be, but I have been extra busy indoors with the preparations and painting project.

I am ecstatic about the way I'm feeling, physically. Three months ago, there is no way in the world I would have been able to move after painting for 30 minutes . . . . and yet yesterday was the second day that I painted for at least SIX hours . . . . climbing ladders, stretching to paint along the ceiling edge, crawling all around the baseboards painting at the carpet level . . . and everything in between. Even my hubby was exclaiming that he cannot believe how great I"m doing and how happy I am.
Yesterday, he was painting the ceiling (he offered!!) and was in the kitchen painting away. I was painting in one of the other rooms, rocking out to some tunes on my iPod . . . and I heard him laughing hysterically. When I asked what he was laughing at, he said "YOU!!!" Then he explained that he wasn't laughing AT me (for my attempt at singing) but that he is overjoyed that I am doing so well.

So, back to the assignment..... I'm not sure what it's gonna take to break thru this roadblock I've come up against . . . cos I would like to lose those 5 pounds to reach my first goal . . . . but if this is where my body is happy for now, I couldn't be happier. After all, it's not about the number on the scale. It's all about feeling Sparky! And I'm sure feeling Sparky!!!

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