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Saturday, April 05, 2008

My cold is almost over! I can feel it!
No sore throat, cough is almost completely gone, some slight sniffles but no major nose cloggage. The best is that my chest congestion is gone and I can breathe deeply again! One more day of TLC and I should be good to go! And even then, I'm back to baby steps again so I don't relapse. That would just stink.

Thanks to everyone who gave me well wishes over the last week and a half - it really meant a lot!

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BATHMOM 4/6/2008 12:25PM

    You're welcome! I'm glad you're on the mend. And thank you for the note and the Spark Goodie that you sent to me. That was so thoughtful, & it inspired me to do a little home spa last night. :-)

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Half way to my goal weight

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Today is a great day. I weigh 168. My halfway mark was 168.5 and I punched through!

I'm a little bit in shock. My brain's body image is still in, what I like to call, "fat mode" - but the mirror and clothes say different. It makes me happy and proud that I made it this far.

I can actually see my goal weight as possible. I'm going to just keep doing what I'm doing and keep thinking thin.

Quick note: I'm still sick with this lingering cold. Colors are changing, but it's still hanging on, and now my hubby has it. From what I gather - it's more of a 2 or 2.5 week cold than a 1 week one. I have not worked out in 1 whole week and it is killing me, but I guess my metabolism has changed enough to continue weight loss, and that makes me happy even though right now I am sick.

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IAMLION 4/4/2008 11:04PM

    Great job!!! I am so happy for you! You look great!
Sending get well wishes your way!

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BATHMOM 4/4/2008 2:03PM

    Congratulations on hitting your halfway point! You are doing so well, & your new picture looks great!

Hope you're feeling better soon! We just went through that kind of cold in March. It lasted a good 2 1/2 - 3 weeks. ugh. Take care!

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. It's been nice getting to know you on the P&P team. Isn't it a fun one?

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MKPQ51 4/4/2008 1:16PM

    So sorry you've been sick, but am happy that you continue to see some weight loss. Try to drink extra water and have some tea with lemon! If your family's like mine, that ugly cold is going to go from one member to another (and some will get it more than once), so wash and rinse your dishes well with hot water (if you don't use the dish washer). Believe it or not, my mother used to put a little bleach in the dish water (of course, make sure you rinse well with hot water), and our family (five kids) seemed to avoid getting colds that most of our friends caught. Change the sheets on you bed and towels more often than usual, use drinking glasses only once, and use a disinfectant spray wherever possible; these things will hopefully keep the germs from spreading.

Now, back to your weight loss. It's so exciting when we meet a goal; congratulations on making your halfway mark! I'm glad you're also seeing some encouraging changes in the way you look and in your clothing! I'm sure others have noticed too! (My neighbor, who hadn't seen me in a couple of weeks, got so excited over my weight loss that I thought she was going to do cartwheels. That type of attitude sure does entice one to persevere!) Keep pursuing your goal, as I know you will.


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Phlegm is so, so good!

Monday, March 31, 2008

What I say is true. First thing this morning after my blissful night's sleep last night (thank you Nyquil) was the greeting of the phlegm!

I know - that is SO gross to write about, but the awful truth is that it's a sign! My cold is on its way out!! HOORAY for phlegm!

I'm showered, fully dressed in my workout gear, makeup & hair done, shoes on and ready to start the day!!

Laundry, babysitting, laundry...that's the MO for the day and I am very happy to be doing that! Oh happy day!

Phlegm, I love you!


The cold that won't die.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Gotta love family gatherings. Easter. The whole in-law family got the sniffles/ear infections/upper respiratory infections. A few individuals from each family in complete and utter misery.

We had a Christmas like this one year, except it was the flu!

I've been off my exercise routine since Thursday. I figured a couple days off would be no problem. I feel like I'm missing something now. Who'd have thunk it!!

I've been drinking water, keeping within calorie range - if not on the lower end of the spectrum range most days. Message boarding is at an all time low. My attention span is short because I am so tired. 3 hours of sleep last night.

Hopefully this shall pass this week.

Happy news!!!
The Pop-up is loaded 90% and almost ready to go!!!!!!!!
So much room in this thing!! I can't wait to go!

Today's blessing to be counted:
- The popup is in great condition and closed well
- hubby cleaned out the shed, tossing a couple ancient cabinets
- we got the kids outside for some exercise and air
- the kids fell asleep fast

Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite ;)


Reality check

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I want to delete the previous blogs, but I won't because it's the truth of where I was recently and it shows that I am human

But being human is also showing compassion and empathy for others. I always try to count my blessings, and in reading some blogs and threads tonight, and then meeting a few new people in the last 2 days, I've felt the need to reflect.

I'm counting my blessings right now, and sending well wishes to everyone who needs them. I hope they realize that they are worth something, are loveable, and strong. I hope they find in their hearts the place where they love themselves. I hope they, in turn, count their own blessings and realize that there is always someone else in the world who has it just as bad, or maybe worse.

When you look at the world in the larger scope, even counting your blessings may seem futile...but they are all yours. to cherish and to hold, and sometimes it's the little things that make the day all worth while.

Quick story:
I met a woman today who's in her 40's, with no insurance at all, who has put her family and kids first her entire life. Now that she's at a turning point with her health, she's going to a clinic to get help. I commend her for her courage. She's embarassed about certain things, but she wants to put herself first now because she has to...from head to toe she want to change. A spark was in her - a little pilot light that was glowing steady, but not yet a steady flame. I reached out to that light in her and got a smile. I hestitated at first to do this to a complete stranger, but I think that the wheels were turning in her head already. If I can help her out, I'll try my best. The ball is in her court.

So sometimes, the little things in life are the best blessings to count. Whether it be a smile from a stranger, or a message board response you needed for affirmation. The scale can say all it wants. We are not made up of what the scale says, we are made up of much more.


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