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feeling exuberant!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

I was trying to find an adjective for my status yesterday that described how I felt -- and EXUBERANT was it!

For the first time in MANY weekends, I've felt strong and confident that I am in the groove. It's about staying focused IN THE MOMENT, and I've been doing just that!

I need to credit several things, not the least of which is the unwavering support from all of my peeps on Sparkpeople. The support and accountability is SO IMPORTANT TO ME. I love checking in with people every day and having people check in on me. It helps. Whether I'm commiserating, giving advice, giving kudos, celebrating with someone, whatever, IT HELPS.

This week Freelady shared her "Beck cards" with us. They really resonated with me. Her cards are all "in the moment" cards that make me feel good THIS SECOND about making a good choice. For example, "Cravings will go away. I am strong. I don't have to give in to them."

That's a comforting and rational thought where my thoughts regarding food very often are NOT rational. That statement renews my resolve RIGHT NOW, THIS SECOND. My own cards were more negative, futuristic and shame-based: "I will stop comparing myself to everyone in the room." Hey, that's a downer!!

I highly suggest you pop over to Freelady's blogs this week and check them out.

Vandal and I have a challenge not to have any alcohol in February, and Nancy15 and I are challenging each other to get into the 150's. This extra twist is really helping me stay motivated!

Biglittlewoman ALWAYS has good insight and interesting comments (not putting too much pressure on you, now am I?), and she's right -- my weekend did NOT have any fun built in. So I'm going to make a special effort to do that this month. AND, I am going to get those Skinny Cow Truffle bars today! Thanks for looking out for me!

I get the "Team Digests" every Sunday morning and for many weeks I deleted all of them without opening BUT one week I checked out the rankings and found I WAS ON THE LEADERBOARD FOR FITNESS MINUTES! This week I am number 11 in fitness minutes on the Healthier Arkansas team, and on the Beck Diet solution team, NANCY is #2 for fitness minutes, I'm #5, Vandal is #15, and BLW is #21! I THINK THAT IS PRETTY COOL and very motivating!

So YES, I am exuberant and I'm riding this wave and enjoying every second of the ride!

I've got a big day planned but a good day, and I'm wishing the same for each and every one of you. This is a challenging journey we're on, but the rewards are going to be so sweet! Keep up the great work!

TG
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  • BIGLITTLEWOMAN
    What a great summary TG, like a Spark Digest. I am off to read my weeklys. I too have deleted many of them as they are so time consuming; one for every team. There is just something fun about seeing your name in print isn't there? Somehow it is a confirmation that you are doing well, that the world is noticing that you are trying and applying yourself; a validation of sorts.

    Something has clicked and I'm feeling VERY positive about that also. `
    3914 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5454268
    You will LOVE those Skinny Cow Truffle bars! They are wonderful. You sound so POSITIVE today - emoticon
    3914 days ago
  • BAWNEE
    I'm inspired! I was not reading my weekly and checked also to see my name there. Wow what a feeling. I like the idea of the cards and will check them out. Checking in everyday is what I need to do.
    3914 days ago
  • KARENEJ
    What a positive attitude. And the Skinny Cow Truffles are really good!!
    Karen
    3914 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4357551
    Hi TG - Your blog is much better than mine but it sounds like we are both in the same place. I'm feeling good (not exuberant) but very very good and very confident. Sorta an inner peace if you will.

    Keep up your great work and DO ENJOY some time this weekend!

    Great blog - just great.

    Take care!

    Vandal

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    3914 days ago
  • FREELADY
    emoticon for fitness minutes! That definitely inspires me!

    And thanks for the very kind words. You put a big smile on my face. I'm so glad the blog was a help!
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    3914 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Exuberant is a terrific word and you've helped roadmap how we can achieve that state of mind too: thanks!
    3914 days ago
  • no profile photo CONNIE1-11
    EXUBERANT I like it !
    3914 days ago
  • no profile photo CONNIE1-11
    EXUBERANT I like it !
    3914 days ago
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