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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A better day today - first, the scales showed a HUGE loss (customary for the first week, I know!), then my husband rode with me on today's commute - I went one direction (to a family farm waaaaaay down in the corner of the state) while he went to MA to help our Archeologist on a project: using ground penetrating radar to locate a mass grave, site of a 1700's massacre. It was a fun day for him, and he deserved a break in the job hunt. I miss that drive time with him (we always rode together before moving here for my job).

My day started with a present: our Congressman issued, to me, a very impressive-looking proclamation for a recent project. WOW! I'm sure they do that all the time, but still, it made the last 5 months of chaos seem insignificant. Public servants aren't often viewed positively - but this was such a nice gesture. SO....I will commit to also expressing gratitude more freely than I have recently. It might just change an entire day, or week, for someone and costs little.

Food - spot-on, except for a 1/2 slice of shortcake (the farmers wife made it for ME, so I couldn't refuse.) They are strawberry farmers, so of course, the shortcake was topped with FRESH just-picked strawberries (no sugar).

Garmin is strapped on, dog is leashed and we're ready for our 2 miles. Tonight, will be a very hilly course. Glutes will be a-burnin'.

I haven't had time to discover how to easily read blogs and posts....that is tonights project, as I have a ton of replies to catch up with.

Outta here.....


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LORI3679 6/20/2013 10:03AM

    Sounds like a great day!

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SEPTEMBER2014 6/19/2013 7:11PM

  I'm glad today was a better day! Congratulations on the proclamation you received.


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My sweet, gentle Uncle Bernard lost his life in a basement fire. He was 89, has been dealing with health issues for 25 years, but with a smile, never complaining, and despite it all, found energy to attend reunions of his Army buddies, my sons weddings, trips to care for my grandmother, his mother-in-law.

So - a wave of guilt over not being able to make the very expensive last minute trip back to the Midwest for his service - has been hanging over me today. Food was OK until tonight - and I succumbed to a bag of popcorn (no additional butter). For the second day in a row, I skipped my workout. Yesterday started at 6 am, and I pulled back in my drive at 10 pm. I stayed perfectly on the food plan, but skipped cardio yesterday, too.

I miss my Uncle Bernard. I worry about my Aunt who is a tuffie on the outside, and must be crumbling on the inside - lost her partner of 70 years, nearly lost her home of those same 70 years.

Tomorrow, another early day and stacked up meetings. But, it's a new day ,the gym bag and lunch bag is packed, and I've just booked airfares for an August trip. There will be 20 pounds less of me when I board that flight on 8/13.

Peace, and comfort.


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EQUUS123 6/19/2013 6:46PM

    Thanks, team for your support! I am not getting auto-emails when comments are posted, so just seeing this. Means so much, your words truly help. XO emoticon

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SEPTEMBER2014 6/19/2013 11:28AM

  {{{Equus) - I'm so sorry for your loss. Please be gentle with yourself and take good care of yourself.

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LORI3679 6/19/2013 8:35AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. emoticon

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AKATHLEEN54 6/18/2013 10:10PM

    So sorry for you loss. They are a very handsome couple and look very happy. Blessing to you and your Aunt at this difficult time. At least you will be able to visit at a later date. Sometimes those visits are more important to those who are left behind because they are sometimes feeling forgotten after the initial gatherings and expressions of sympathy are done. I'm sure your Aunt will need you then as well.God bless emoticon

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JO88BAKO 6/18/2013 9:59PM

    So sorry for you loss. Hope you can call your Aunt and talk.

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5BADDOGS 6/18/2013 9:55PM

    You, your Aunt, and your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers. My most sincere condolences for your loss. emoticon

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KNITTY_JESS 6/18/2013 9:55PM

    I'm so sorry you lost your uncle. It's hard for anyone to keep a normal routine when things get busy much less when tragedy strikes.

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CTURCOTTE 6/18/2013 9:55PM

    Lose is hard emoticon but dont beat yourself up over what you can not change. Looks like you have good plans for the near future starting with tommorrow! Stay strong and remember to do what is best for you! emoticon

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SOFT_VAL67 6/18/2013 9:52PM

    so very sorry for your loss, its a special kind of tragic when someone lives to be that age and dies not from a old age ailment but accident.
hope your family finds comfort. emoticon

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Big Step Forward!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

No more hiding. No more fear of "what must people think" who haven't seen me since my 2011 temporary transformation. I learned then, that community was key for me, but I also have learned that my obsessive approach was not sustainable. YES, I will take progress photos and YES I will journal my food, and YES I will be transparent about my failures, as well as my successes. So, this may not be the last blog post of the day, but by posting, I am committing to:

1. Shed the guilt. Regain confidence.
2. Resume the healthy, active lifestyle that I created in 2011.
3. Journal, blog, and plan each day.
4. Aim for progress. Nobody is perfect.
5. Food as Fuel.

This is going to be another long hike - as I learned in 2011, it was not about the destination, it was about the journey. So, here we go......

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KEELIE21 6/17/2013 10:06AM

    Great plan, you got this!

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SEPTEMBER2014 6/16/2013 6:24PM

  Great promises to yourself, EQUUS123!

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OTRADIOGIRL 6/16/2013 10:49AM

    I also need to resume my healthy activity I was doing! I can get back on track 1 day at a time! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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MAMAEDDY 6/16/2013 10:44AM

  You have what it takes and have proven that before. Wishing you the best in your journey. emoticon

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KACAR51 6/16/2013 10:37AM

    Awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GYPSYROVER 6/16/2013 10:16AM

    emoticon You are so right! Wishing you every success as you continue on your way! The only thing stopping us is................stopping! And we are NOT going to let that happen, are we? Keep on truckin' emoticon

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