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Spring Into Summer Challenge Week 1

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Personal Challenge Goal: (lose 20 LBS)
Start weight: 213.6 lbs
Current Weight 212.2 lbs. (down 1.4 and TOM)

I think I did OK this week with my own goals to start tracking more religiously and not looking daily at the scale. I did still peek, but I wasn't as bad as I used to be. I have to keep reminding myself that I do not need the scale's approval. I need to have my approval. When I have my approval and am happy with the food & workout decisions, I am happy & the weight goes away. I wasn't very motivated this week to do excersise but I did do some everyday. I tried to stay away from sitting on the sofa "vegging" by at least getting out.

This week I had a lot of time at a friend's house watching 2 of her children (and 1 of mine) and even more time with her, and all 6 of our children. Our kids are all the same age and were having a wonderful time playing. We got some housework & stuff done, great conversation, lunches for the crowd (yesterday was a short day at their school), and overall a very fun, relaxing yet exciting day. I realized that a SAHM's job never ends. You don't get respect from the outside world, you rarely get appreciated, and you don't get a financial pay check.... but you do get the opportunities to "visit" your child's field trip and sneak in some pictures, have a "spring party" cause it's an early dismissal, have 9 kids (yeah, we even took on 3 neighbor's kids) at the park (about a block away) for about an hour playing games, and sometimes you get a grateful kid that says "you're the best mommy!" which beats any financial paycheck or bonus I've ever received while working a regular job. So to all the ladies that choose to be a SAHM, way to go..... for all those who "have" to work, I know your pain too (it was less than a year ago I left the work force), but please realize, these SAHM are sacrificing the financial "extra" money to work full time for their kids and husband, and may even slide in some extra volunteer hours to make the world a better place!
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    All right, kiddo ! You lost and it was that TOM besides - You are definitely doing something right, my dear ! emoticon At this rate you will definitely meet your goal !

    We'll have to call you : Sandy and Co.'s Daycare ! Where you get all your energy is anyone's guess ! Never a dull moment for you, my friend ! Always helping someone out ! You are one amazing lady ! ( now don't you blush on me ! ) LOL

    Keep up the emoticon work, dear ! You Will Make Your Goal ! ~ MommaJoani
    4397 days ago
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    Sounds like you are on the right track, and having fun, Great!!
    4397 days ago
    Glad to hear you did okay tracking and with your goals. Congratulations on volunteering, that's a noble job and like you said, it's fun, rewarding, the children appreciate you and
    you feel good about yourself. Carry on!
    4397 days ago
    That's my busy Miss Sandy!! I think I need some of your energy. I can't even imagine taking care of one little one much less up to 9 in the house at a time. You amaze me sometimes girl!! Glad to see that you're not going to become a slave to the evil scale. I'm trying to just weigh in once a week as well and its not easy. But I'm back to 2 pounds to goal and making sure i get those freggies and water in daily as well. Its a pain to get the ST in.....I hate ST! But I'm proud of ya losing and TOM being around. emoticon
    4397 days ago
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