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Taking life in stride.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Just received a phone call that oldest GS is not coming today. I had been looking forward to seeing him, playing with him, swimming with him, taking him out on the boat. His momma cancels me A LOT so even though I had been looking forward to these things, I knew in the back of my mind that they might not happen. And now I know they won't. So, I'm planning a good day doing other things (or maybe the same things) with other people.

All is well.

Oh yes and the scales say I'm down another pound today, which means I don't expect to be down next Monday...but only time will tell.

Taking life in stride.

  
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ALIIDA 8/27/2014 3:34AM

    I love your positive attitude, too, bouncing back from the disappointment like that. And big CONGRATS on the weight loss!

(But I would be having thoughts like WATERMELLEN'S, too. emoticon )

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CATTUTT 8/26/2014 8:08PM

    Sorry to hear you didn't get to see the GS but it sounds like you have a good attitude about it. And woo hoo for the lost lb!

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WATERMELLEN 8/26/2014 6:27PM

    Well done -- just carrying on and not letting external disappointments derail you!! Of course YOU wouldn't cancel on HER now and then when she's planning a special evening out or weekend away, would you?????? emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 8/26/2014 4:24PM

    Sounds like you take disappointment like a grown-up. Good for you. And you are flexible about your schedule and activities. Another good for you!! Hoping your day is wonderful and that you will soon get your time with your grandson. -Marsha

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ICEDEMETER 8/26/2014 3:41PM

    All is definitely well - with your attitude, it is all better than well!

Hope you have a great day in the pool and on the boat and anywhere that you choose to go!

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RTGRAFF 8/26/2014 11:52AM

    I just wish his mother would understand how much you look forward to seeing your grandson. Hopefully, she'll surprise you one day and say "Here he is!" God Bless you for your attitude and strength.

Keep up the good work on losing! You are on fire! emoticon

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_LINDA 8/26/2014 11:22AM

    Bummer GS couldn't make it :-(( You have a great attitude -nothing to stop you from doing those things anyway!
emoticon on the loss! You are losing like a house on fire!!
Have a fabulous day!

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ROBBIEY 8/26/2014 9:10AM

  emoticon that your GS could not make it. Enjoy your day!!!

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KALIGIRL 8/26/2014 8:35AM

    All indeed is well - enjoy your day and emoticon on that other pound!
May it stay 'lost' forever.
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That Monday Morning Smile

Monday, August 25, 2014

Last night's going to bed with a smile translated to greeting the scale with a smile this morning. Yep, I'm down 2 pounds from last Monday and am now 11 lbs from goal.

Onward I go friends...onward I go....

  
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CATTUTT 8/25/2014 9:36PM

    Congrats!

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WATERMELLEN 8/25/2014 7:53PM

    FANTASTIC!! You are close close close.

And: I'm betting YOUR smile had no teeth at all!!

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ID_VANDAL 8/25/2014 5:51PM

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Not much more I can say!! Really really well done!

Vandal

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MELNJAY3 8/25/2014 1:55PM

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SUSANNAH31 8/25/2014 12:28PM

    What a great way to greet the new week!
Congratulations!

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_LINDA 8/25/2014 11:36AM

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I am down a modest 1 lb for my Monday weigh in

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REGINAROLLINS 8/25/2014 8:15AM

  Onward-not upward. Keep up the good work!!!!

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Another weekend VICTORY!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Yep, tomorrow is weigh in day. Whether I'm up, or whether I'm down, having Monday's as weigh in days is the #1 reason for on-plan weekends.

We had company alllllllllllllllllllllllllllll weekend long! Lots of fun, lots of family, lots of kids, lots of activity and all on-plan eating for me. Why? b/c I could picture the scales between my toes on Monday morning. Yep, all weekend long...when they were eating pasta salad, chips, cookies, ice cream sandwiches...I could picture the scales between my toes on Monday morning and was happy, happy, happy with my "on-plan" healthy food!

I'm going to bed happy tonight...no matter what tomorrow morning brings.....

  
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WATERMELLEN 8/25/2014 7:54PM

    This is really working for you. Nothing tastes as good as feeling slim.

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KALIGIRL 8/25/2014 8:07AM

    emoticon Here's to your "on-plan" healthy food!

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_LINDA 8/25/2014 1:42AM

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BELLA9999 8/25/2014 12:32AM

    Good for you! I love how you chose your happiness and didn't get lost in all the events and company. I like that you are going to bed happy. I think I'll choose that as well!

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KELLIEBEAN 8/24/2014 9:49PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! That is a huge success. No matter what the scale says tomorrow, you rocked the weekend!

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I'm glad you had fun and you're going to bed with a smile!

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OH GOODNESS!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Oh goodness, one VERY VERY VERY BUSY weekend in almost here! I must remember to breathe, eat ON-PLAN, and do some exercise if the company hasn't kept me busy enough!!!

Oh yes and, I'm going to try pressure canning for the first time in my life! I have my new pressure canner still in the box, with instructions waiting for me to read them. Wish me luck!

  
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PATTI_PAL1 8/24/2014 6:39PM

    Sounds like a very busy weekend. I hope things went well with the family AND the pressure canner.

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KANOE10 8/22/2014 11:52AM

    I wish you luck. I do not know how to pressure can. Good luck with being so busy!

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KALIGIRL 8/22/2014 7:44AM

    Canning sounds great - enjoy your productivity and produce!

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BOOKAPHILE 8/21/2014 11:34PM

    You'll love the pressure canner...just try to keep the pressure on your life down to a simmer!

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WATERMELLEN 8/21/2014 8:13PM

    Pressure canning in a pressure-filled week: wow, you are ambitious!! Knowing you, however, you can handle it!!!

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SLENDERELLA61 8/21/2014 7:38PM

    Good luck with the entertaining and the canning. Sounds like it could be lots of fun if you don't let the pressure of the situation get to you!!! -Marsha

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CHRISTIECAT 8/21/2014 7:33PM

    I can all the time - you will love it!

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CATTUTT 8/21/2014 5:04PM

    Good luck this weekend, and good luck with the canning!

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_LINDA 8/21/2014 4:51PM

    I find busyness keeps my mind off food. Be busy being a good host so you can ignore the food. Get your exercise in first thing in the morning before they even get out of bed and you are good to go! You can do this!
Good luck with the canning (standing far back from the screen emoticon )
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Enjoy your weekend!

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ID_VANDAL 8/21/2014 4:51PM

    Well if we don't hear from you I guess we'll know the canning didn't quite go as planned!! emoticon

You'll be fine - although pressure canning is not something I would ever do.

Vandal

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RIDLEYRIDER 8/21/2014 4:03PM

  Good luck with the pressure canner!!

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19 lbs gone, 12 lbs to go.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Yes, it's true. 19 lbs gone...12 lbs to go. The most interesting thing to me about this is I do not feel that the end is 12 lbs away. I'm not looking forward to mowing down on cake, cookies, tarts, breads or any of those other things I tend to "take back too quickly" when I get to goal.

Nope, not this time. I'm not excited about being 12 lbs from goal...this time the future looks seamless. Weight loss phase will blend into maintenance life by adding a bit more volume of the healthy choices I have been making.

This is very different for me...a very good different. Onward I go....

  
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ALIIDA 8/21/2014 9:20AM

    That's great. Congratulations on losing the 19 lbs! "Seamless" is a great word for the transition. At least we can look forward to never having to do all of this again. emoticon

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CAROLISCIOUS 8/19/2014 9:17PM

    Way to go! You are kicking arse!
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_LINDA 8/19/2014 7:31PM

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Sounds like the attitude of a successful, soon to be maintainer to me!

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ID_VANDAL 8/19/2014 6:37PM

    Perfect attitude! You have it right - great job on the 19 pounds.

You are a great example of what can be accomplished if we just get focused on the right things.

Vandal

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CATTUTT 8/19/2014 1:14PM

    Congrats on being so close to goal!

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COACHSANDRAAULT 8/19/2014 11:34AM

    congratulations on the 19 gone! I have about 5 more to go......right around the belly of course. :D
I stick to my workouts and drink my shakeology and eat right....... WE WILL GET THERE!!!

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ICEDEMETER 8/19/2014 10:39AM

    Being 12 lbs from goal is great.

Happily anticipating a seamless transition in to maintenance, knowing that you have found a way of eating and living that you enjoy - now THAT is worth being excited about!

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MELNJAY3 8/19/2014 8:53AM

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NYTEFYRESTORM 8/19/2014 8:26AM

  You just made me feel like there is hope for me. Thanks for making me smile. :D

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KALIGIRL 8/19/2014 8:11AM

    Cool - here's to easing into your new healthy eating patterns!!!!

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WATERMELLEN 8/19/2014 8:03AM

    You'll be back in those clothes in no time: well done!! And then: you'll maintain -- even better!! Thanks for your comments on my page and blog and the pinwheel: yup, life is colourful at the moment for sure!!!

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OHMEMEME 8/19/2014 7:46AM

    Awesome for you! I so enjoy finding friends and members of maintenance experiencing "that feeling!" Hold onto it and use it to fuel yourself...moving forward as you said, "full speed ahead." Congrats on the pounds lost...with a few more to come. emoticon

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NELLJONES 8/19/2014 7:30AM

    You are on the right Team to help you as much as the At Goal Team is helping me!

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WDIPIM 8/19/2014 7:17AM

  Awesome - keep up the good work.

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HMBROWN1 8/19/2014 7:16AM

    Great work! So happy for you!

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