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July rejoicing and august anticipations

Thursday, August 01, 2013

First I give you ...ta-daaa! ... the last meal photo for july – 31:

A salad with avocado and smoked salmon. With that I complete my challenge of photograhing and posting one meal a day to Spark during july with doing 27 of 31 days, that is as perfectly "not perfect" I want to be... emoticon

I was bingefree 30 days. emoticon
I stayed under my calorie limit 28 days. emoticon
I exercised 26 days emoticon
I lost five kilos emoticon

I am beaming with joy!

Goals for august is:
Track my food and exercise.
Continue to work with my swedish supportgroup.
Continue the mental training program I started last week.
Post the assignment for that program in my Spark blog.

The mental training is built in five phases and the first 28 days are assigned for muscular relaxation. I listen do a CD coaching me through relaxation of the body for about 20 minutes and I am also asked to write an episode during the day when my muscles have been too tense. This I haven´t noticed as a task until today so I have nothing to say about the five days I have already done... emoticon

I am also asked to have a vision for what I want to look like:

This is me 1972 at graduation from gymnasium– I sewed that dress myself, designed to hide that my waist was not as curvy as I would prefer...but I think my weight was about 72 kilos in that picture and I will use it as a vision for what I want to achieve in the end...problems are already confusing me - I don´t have those boobs anymore, one is gone and one is made smaller to match the one that is gone... but I will STILL use it as a vision for the future.

But for now I will take it one day at the time and keep on doing what has worked for me in the past month!
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    Wow! Great work! That salad looked delicious. It took some effort to do that the whole month. Good going!
    1721 days ago
    Very well done!!! Truly, great work.
    I love the picture you posted. What a princess you are, and were.

    Or maybe I should say you WERE a princess and are now a Queen. With a special dignity of your own.

    1721 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/2/2013 8:18:52 AM
    I've missed your blogs - forgot to click to stay subscribed. Anyway glad to "see" you again. love the little pic in the corner of your spark page - "It's over!" love it!! emoticon
    1722 days ago
  • _VALEO_
    emoticon achievements! emoticon Congrats on your 5kg loss!

    Love the picture for your vision! You're actually the picture of an Abba girl to me! I am impressed that you actually sew your dress!

    1722 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/2/2013 1:48:18 AM
  • DSJB9999
    emoticon for all your July achievements

    Need to keep on keeping doing the same or similar in August

    Love the photo

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    1722 days ago
    emoticon YOU ARE DOING IT! You are finding your way and what works for you. emoticon

    I love that picture for your vision. Years ago I started listening to a subliminal tape for women, Slim Forever. It was full of good information and a pep talk of sorts, one of the suggestions was "visualize yourself at your ideal weight", among others and relaxing background music. At the time I was well over 200# and really had no hope of most of the suggestions on that tape coming to be. But I continued to listen to it because it was relaxing and they were positive messages. It was a stressful time of life for me (the 80's). I NEVER dreamed that today I would be able to say ALL of the suggestions on that tape have come true! I listened to it at night because it helped me relax and go to sleep!

    I love the path you are taking on this journey! emoticon
    1722 days ago
    July was a stellar month for you - wow!! Congratulations!! ALL THOSE KILOS in one month!?! Astonishing!!

    And what a beautiful young woman, too!
    1722 days ago
    Wow - what terrific achievements you've made during July! Love that graduation photo - you are the very picture of what I think of as Swedish women from my era...
    1723 days ago
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