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Friday, March 25, 2011

I bought something yesterday that is in the category of things that I DO NOT generally eat any longer.

Mmmmm-mmmm!! One of my childhood faves!
I rationalized it.....the season, the sale, just one, etc...... (yes, I know there are TWO ~ one is for DH!!LOL)
I pre-plan my food for the day at breakfast. As I was sitting here this morning doing so, I looked up the nutrition information for the Cadbury Creme Egg. Did that just strike anyone as ironic??? It did me when I typed it! As if there is anything NUTRITIOUS about this particular food!! I guess this process really does take some time. My mind is FINALLY catching on! While I don't expect to go the rest of my life (or even WL journey) never indulging in this kind of thing, my new faves really have become

Nutritious and delicious!! AWESOME!

"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels." Some disagree, I do. If thin felt so much better, I would never have gotten fat. BUT the thought does work to keep some motivated and moving toward their goals........SO BE IT!! What works for one......
Incidentally, that made me thing about it and if I change one simple word in that phrase, it actually DOES work for me! NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS FIT FEELS!! TRUTH!! I'm going to lose weight because I've learned it. Through challenging myself and working hard, through watching obese family members sit in a chair and complain about pain and complain about not being able to get around and yet stuff 1500 calories worth of pizza in their face without giving it a second thought! Though knowing what seconds and thirds of mashed potatoes is going to do to their sugar and not caring.............UGH!! Sounds so much better than using a phrase to motivate or help yourself along, huh???

Moving onward, DH and I are on W3D2 of the C25K tomorrow!! I'm in LOVE!! Oh my gosh, how I LOVE running! DH has run before and already knew he did.....BUT I never dreamed I COULD ever love it this much!! I am having some knee pain but not like an injury type of pain.....I've had knee pain since I was a teen and I'm hoping more WL will help that.

I saw a large loss a couple of weeks ago and then a teeny, tiny one and now I'm seeing some very slooooow downward movement. I DON'T care!! I mean sure I'd love for it to happen quicker but I've learned from the past that moving in the right direction is just that!!! My goal is really to be in ONDERLAND by May 15th ~ DH's birthday. That's about 7 weeks to lose about 19 pounds.....It's a stretch but from here on out I'll be setting bigger goals and getting where I get WITHOUT the usual guilt and beating myself up! Continually reaching for the stars, so to speak!! Also, by then I want to be able to run a 5K ~ hopefully...but we'll take that as slow as necessary as well.

Love this, it describes my past attitude about losing LOTS of weight and why I failed so many time:

"Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished." Confucius

Have a great day SparkFriends!!!!

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    I really enjoyed your blog - it spoke to me. Especially about the larger family members sitting and complaining about pain while stuffing themselves with unhealthy food.
    I so agree with you that nothing compares to feeling fit. Feeling your own power, strength, and energy is a wonderful gift that we can give ourselves with some work and commitment.
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    3496 days ago
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    You are doing great. Keep up the great attitude. Congrats on the weightloss!

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    3498 days ago
    Great blog. I'm happy you found running. I used to run when I was in the Army and fell in love with it and I am looking forward to running again one day. Try comparing your small Cadbury Creme Egg to my Reese's Peanut Butter Egg. I wish I didn't crave Reese's all the time. Keep up the good work.

    Take care and stay healthy

    3498 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    I always figured the reason it takes so long to lose weight is so we can have plenty of opportunity to practice the healthy habits it will take to keep it off! All the best...
    3499 days ago
    Love your rewording of that popular phrase! I agree!

    You're doing a emoticon job, and working hard to reach your goals! emoticon
    3499 days ago
  • FRANCO1230
    I totally agree you with you on re-wording that phrase....with daughters, I refuse to emphasize "thin". I believe NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS HEALTHY FEELS!!!

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    3499 days ago
    This was very uplifting! Thank you for posting!!! I have also been experiencing knee pain recently (started running recently) and am hoping it is just my weight. I too hope that as it drops off my knees (and legs) will become stronger! Gave a lovely day!!!!

    3499 days ago
    You can do it!!! Isn't it the best feeling when that light bulb clicks and you just get it? I love that. This was a great blog! I'm glad you are enjoying running, I'm trying to get there!! Hopefully in a few weeks I'll start to love it too!! My goal is to be in ONEderland by June 25, my birthday weekend. We can do this together!!
    3499 days ago
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