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Powerful Positive

Monday, August 26, 2013

Doing pretty well. Was hungry last eve and deviated from my plan and had a little extra cottage cheese and cantaloupe. Don't think that hurt much and I believe my body was saying I needed it. Have seen a middle "2" on the scale two days in a row now. Hope it is here to stay!! I'm adding a few more servings of fruits and veggies to the food plan. For the past week I've just been doing 5 a day. I'm going to aim for 8-10 and try not to go back to my routine of 12-16 servings. Also, going to try to stay around 100 grams of protein, not the 120-160 of the Curves plan, but not my usual 60 grams either. Joyinky says it helps reduce her hunger and I think it may work that way for me, too.

Enjoyed my 54th monthly free life time weigh in at Weight Watchers this week. That is 4.5 years of normal weight after 5 decades of obesity. My leader called me up front and had me walk on a red carpet. I was one of three strutting their stuff while the whole group clapped and cheered. You know, I don't think I need the positive strokes as desperately as I did at the beginning of maintenance, but I don't mind it a bit!! : )

I've had 2 active days since my Saturday run, but I'm planning to run Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday this week. Yesterday I had the kids (2 and 6 year old granddaughters) for 8+ hours and hardly sat down all day. Today I've been active cleaning house, but plan to do some low impact aerobics this eve while TV watching.

FlyLady Housecleaning:
I did my second Weekly Home Blessing today, this time without the prompting of the podcast. Setting the timer for 10 minutes per task really helps me stay focused and on task. My house is getting more livable every day. Hubby has even taken an interest, without me doing anything but being happy cleaning house, and done several "honey-do" items I've been wanting for months including putting in a towel rack under the kitchen sink and mounting the bracket for the dust buster in the utility room. I do believe I actually saw him wiping a counter for the first time in our 34 years of marriage! I feel so much happier focused on the positive things I am doing to bless the house and family than focused on the dirt and failures. I can't believe how an attitude that held me down for 40 years has totally changed in two weeks!

Wishing you all the blessings of powerful positive thoughts!!
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