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Sunday November 17 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013


I am the only one who can do this for myself.
I make the choice of what I put in my mouth.
I make the choice to exercise daily.
I make the choice to have a positive frame of mind.
I make the choice to be healthy!

Goals for today:
~ read my mantra
~ 80 oz water
~ 15,000 steps
~ 25 flights of stairs
~ keep an open mind
~ journal every bite
~ weigh and measure food today
~ journal thoughts and feelings surrounding eating today
~ smile at least once an hour
~ learn something new and remember what I learned
~ eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal and as one snack today
~ laugh out loud today
~ focus on this lifestyle I have chosen for myself and don't sweat the small stuff

It's raining this morning, but I chose to take a walk anyway. I only walked 4 miles instead of 6, but still got in a good workout. It's warmer out today, in the 50's, which is part of what pushed me outside in the rain, instead of hopping on the treadmill or elliptical.

I'm thinking about the holidays today, and how they will be different this year than they have in the past. Thanksgiving will be just one day this year, instead of hosting dinner at our house on Wednesday, and then traveling to be with hubby's mom at the nursing home on Thursday. My Dad's birthday is the Saturday before Thanksgiving so we will have dinner at my brother's house that night. Instead of celebrating with the family on Christmas Eve, we are going to celebrate it the Saturday before Christmas, as that is when my sister and her family can come in to town. I haven't talked with my Dad about this yet, but I hope he will be ok with it. I can't host a big dinner Christmas Eve and then another one Christmas Day. I'd like the holidays to be spent with family, but not spend it stressing about food and who is upset with who.

Life is still good, it's just different now.
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  • no profile photo CD14184516
    'focus on this lifestyle I have chosen for myself and don't sweat the small stuff'

    love it!!!!! have a nice weekend!! emoticon
    2384 days ago
    I love your attitude, your commitment to cultivating a sense of peace in your interior life (I don't know if I'm saying that well). I love that you are successful with your weight loss and make an effort not to be drawn into the drama that so many people thrive on.

    I am just amazed at your step count on Fitbit and have joked to other people that I'm going to "unfriend" you because I can NEVER even come close to matching you!! I know you are doing way more than 15,000 steps a day. So do you normally walk 6 miles a day?

    Every time I read your blog I feel peaceful and a sense that "I want to be like her when I grow up!" Thank you for the inspiration, and continued success on your journey. emoticon
    2388 days ago
    great goals
    2389 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5575543
    You will do fine. emoticon
    2389 days ago
    Like your goals
    2389 days ago
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