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Hangin' in there....

Sunday, April 27, 2014

So, I've been doing fairly well these past couple of weeks. I had a stretch of allergies/cold/whatever. Finally, got through that and things have settled into more of a routine. Back to the regular exercise routine and very happy I'm able to walk outside again! Watching my food intake and consistently tracking. Not seeing any results yet other than I am starting to feel better physically and emotionally. And, that's a great way to start!! I'm feeling a bit conflicted: on one hand I want to lose some of this weight and feel better; on the other hand, I'm not sure I really care that much about the weight. I get so tired of focusing on it. Sometimes I look in the mirror and think "I don't look that bad for my age." And, then there are the times when I look in the mirror and think "hmm, losing 20 pounds would be a good thing!" LOL I will continue on the path and see what happens!
We are finally taking the boat down to the lake for the summer! Actually, we will leave it there permanently. We are very excited! We got a new, bigger motor so now we need to buy some tubes for the kids and grandkids!! So fun!! I'm really eager to get down there and check out the marina, etc. We're taking the dog. This should be good--our unruly, hyperactive beagle!! LOL
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  • BESSHAILE
    Sometimes we just have to have faith that doing the right thing will do the right thing for us.

    and

    oh yeah

    Never Quit. LOL
    2294 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Monday and Tuesday were rough days for me but I am feeling a little better today.

    I look in the mirror and always see someone who needs to lose weight but then I am short and muscular and too much weight looks terrible on me - like a SUMO wrestler. Like you, I don't have to be perfect though. I just want to be better.

    We have not been to the lake yet. I'm ready to go soon when the threat of storms is over.
    2299 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/30/2014 3:10:15 PM
  • JANEDOE12345
    It's so important to FEEL good, not only health and appearance-wise, but in relation to how you feel about yourself.

    Wouldn't it be great if our inner and outer feelings would get synched up? We are all working toward that but often there is this tipsy imbalance, where one week it's all about health, diets & appearance and the next week it is a spiritual journey deep into the why of everything. Disappointing weigh-in's tend to push me into getting spiritual, then after a few rounds of overeating and over-praying, I am back to the superficial health & appearance thing.

    I guess what we really should do is keep trying to achieve a balance somehow. And sometimes, all we can do is get out in a boat and let the sun & water help us stop the focusing on Self. Whether fat or thin, I hope this summer is unfettered and happy for you.

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    2300 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/28/2014 7:45:03 PM
  • VEENAS1
    I think it is important to be at peace with how you and feel rather than just dealing with weight. I am glad the summer seems to be full of fun times for you and your family.
    2300 days ago
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    Sounds like you are in for a fun summer.
    2300 days ago
  • MOM2ACAT
    Weight loss isn't the only benefit of eating right and excising, since you are feeling better, there are good changes taking place on the inside! emoticon
    2301 days ago
  • CARRILU
    Um, you do look great dear!
    I think it's healthy to focus on all the non weight benefits of this lifestyle: happiness, joints free of pain, better sleep, easier digestion, clear skin and eyes etc... especially when for a good reason or not the scale just won't budge. It saves the frustration that leads to despair. It isn't defeat it's CHOOSING to put more stock in and celebrate the other benefits of exercising and tracking. The number on the scale is only ONE of the many things that result from living healthy.

    So fun about the boat! It's going to be a great summer!!!
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    2301 days ago
  • LESLIESENIOR
    Yep!!!!! Hear, hear to feeling fit, flexible, and energetic. Whatever we do, it should be to better our participation in life. The scale is but a tool and should not be our BOSS. It's not the boss of me any more, either.
    Glad you are feeling better and can get outside!!!!!
    Leslie
    2301 days ago
  • NORASPAT
    I have a similar attitude I am 70 years young and I like the way I look. M y goal was to be healthier and feel better. The only time I need the scale is when there is a challenge ln a team and so I have to do it.

    I have been missing my walking staying closer to the house so I can get in and rest it. I have to have it evaluated I thought it was so much better but it came back.
    Time is very important now there is so much going on and Spark takes too much time. DH is not doing well so I have to stay active and the exercise really helps my moods. Pat in Maine.
    It sounds like you will have an Idyllic summer. Great to look forward to.
    SEIZE every minute you can to enjoy your family while it is all very good. Remember the SPARK really does help us all to stay fit and active as long as we can. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2301 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    We truly must have been twins separated at birth-
    my sentiments exactly about my wt- although I have way more to lose than you.
    My dh just bought a 24 ft fixer upper fiberglass boat (he's wanted one for years) and paid a marina for the season. The boat is up in Maine (we're in RI) and he's got a boat hauler bringing it down this week. I'm all for anything that will get him out of the house! He swears it will be in the water by mid-June.
    We shall see.
    Have a good week, sis.
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    2301 days ago
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