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Friday, September 03, 2010

Hi Spark Friends,

I want to give big emoticon to everyone for taking the time to write to me. You really make a difference and inspire me to keep moving. emoticon

I started tracking my food and OMG, I eat a lot. I went way over yesterday and I didn't eat the best food. I love the way the food tracks your vital nutrients and I realize that my tiredness might not just be that I am overweight, but also that I am not eating the right kinds of foods! a I love the way the tracker makes suggestions on what to eat to make me more aware of what I should be eating. I am going to continue to document what I eat and try to make changes.

I am happy to tell everyone that I am still moving every day. I am not going as many miles as I was because I am busier now with school starting and because it is hard for me to go far without music. I went a mile and a half this a.m. and I am excited because I ran part of it and my body feels all stretchy and wonderful! I am happy because I did it by myself. I am glad that I didn't quit when my buddy did. I have recently added yoga back into my routine and I think it is helping my body not to ache so much.

I am feeling so motivated and it is partly because of all of you cheering me on. My boyfriend doesn't understand. He is so skinny no matter what he eats. He says he loves me no matter what size I am. I sat next to him the other day and I glanced down at his skinny leg next to my chubby one and I was kinda horrified. I don't want to get any bigger because we will look totally ridiculous together. People may start to wonder how we do it, him being such a stick and all. Before, I started exercising and really trying to lose weight, I didn't look at my body. I avoided mirrors and now I look and I am seeing improvement, but still, the picture is not pretty. I don't like pictures....

Anyway, I should focus on the positive. I love reading peoples positive blogs and so let me see if I can think of a few positive things to say before I leave you........

1 My jeans are loose!
2. I don't get winded playing frisbee with my kids.
3. I can jog to the mailbox without running out of breath
4. I feel better about myself
5. I feel better every day after I exercise.
6. I am setting goals and meeting them!
7. I see muscle under the flab!!
8. I am doing something for me
9. I am better able to chase my four year old and chase my 10 year old.

I am going to go drink my water and do my yoga now. Have a great day:)

My 10 year old climbed a tree and swung off a rope into the river.
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  • SJC831
    Great Pics and motivation!!!!! emoticon
    3666 days ago

    Stay focused on all of the positives. Each of us gets to our goals no matter how big or how small the same way...one step at a time and in the case of weight loss one pound at a time.

    I am so proud that you have continued to move, it is oh so important. When I first started I had no intention of using the food tracker...I was just going to ease into this by drinking water and eating fruits and veggies which prior to this I never did! I decided just to track my foods to see how what I was eating in a day stacked up so to speak....three days of tracking and being horrified at what I was seeing and I was off to the races in trying to balance all of those essential nutrients! The rest shall we say is history!

    Keep tracking your foods and exercise....it really is the key to success!

    I think it is wonderful that you are keeping in sight all of the non scale victories which are so important to remember as on occasion the scale decides it has moved enough for a while. Sheesh those dreaded plateaus are no fun!

    Wishing you continued success!
    3674 days ago
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