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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Well - Last week I was not a happy camper and my attitude reflected it. I had all kinds of issues with my new appliances, had gained a couple pounds, was sad about the demise of my little dog, and was frustrated about successfully maintaining my weight.
And yet - a week later......7 days......a mere 168 hours later....EVERYTHING looks different!
The second new stove came in and this one worked....Best Buy had upgraded the model for our troubles so I got an even better range than I had ordered. Problem solved. The second dishwasher arrived this week too. The man who had accidentally taken my new one to the landfill has purchased a new one for us. I feel terrible that this happened - but it was the right thing for him to have done to replace it. And he will find cards containing gift cards from my husband and I when he comes to pick up my aluminum cans until we have covered half of what the new dishwasher cost him...our way of paying it forward. The man is coming to install this dishwasher today. Again - problem solved.
Also - I have lost the two pounds that I had gained last week and another one to boot!!! AND - I have not cleaned up dog pee from my floor for a solid week. I miss out little one - but she was very ill and she is not in pain now and I am not cleaning up after anyone either.
SO--The moral of my little story is: This is truly a journey~NOT a sprint. If things don't look good for you at any given time, DON'T GIVE UP. Change may be just around the corner! Everything is not going to happen in OUR time frame. Some things are just out of our control - and patience is required!! DO NOT QUIT NO MATTER WHAT!
Oh yeah - and as far a maintaining my weight. Guess what?? Maintenance DOESN'T mean hitting a number and never moving from it...It means staying within a range for the long term. THAT was my my "Aha" moment!!!
Just wanted to share what I have learned with all of you. Thanks for listening!
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    OK, Pam, a blog to vote for for sure! I loved it! Talk about turning negatives around! emoticon emoticon Thank you for keeping in touch with me, too, by the way! You sound like someone I would love to know personally! emoticon
    3875 days ago
    What a great motivating blog emoticon Thank you for sharing and continued success on your journey emoticon
    3888 days ago
    You really have been through so much and I know what you mean when you talk about having to put down your little dog. We have had to do that more than once and I swear I will not have another one although I do have 2 adorable cats.
    You are very special to consider the position the man that took your dishwasher is in and to help him pay for something you have already paid for. May God Bless You.
    It is great that you are back on track. emoticon
    3927 days ago
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    I am glad things are looking up and the kitchen disaster is finally getting worked out for you. You sound so much better!
    You WILL maintain..you have all the tools and the fantastic attitude to go with them!
    3930 days ago
  • JUNEBUG1944
    Sounds like you've had quite a time of it. I'm glad things are better and you lost the weight you found! Finders don't have to be keepers! Losers are not always weepers! Ohhhh, I like that!
    3930 days ago
  • MILNE81
    Thanks for the motivation and inspiration Pam and the reminder that we won't have perfect weeks all the time and things will suck sometimes. But we can get past those bad days/weeks and come out on the other side smarter and happier. You are such a strong and positive example to follow! Thank you!
    3930 days ago
    You're amazing...keep up the good work and the fantastic attitude...
    3930 days ago
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