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Progress

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I've been doing my best to maintain my weight loss over the last year. I gain a few pounds and lose a few pounds becoming more certain all the time that I will never go back to being fat and completely losing control.

Tonight was eye opening for me. I had a miserable night at work. It is a new position, my second time working at stocking the floor. I was given one of the more difficult areas with more than a thousand small items to restock. I had a lead who was not encouraging at all.......by the time I clocked out I was close to tears. I knew I not done as well as I could have BUT I didn't resort to eating for comfort. I passed a Dennys and an Ihop , thinking briefly of the wonderful pancakes waiting for me within but I walked on to my car. I ran a lap of the parking lot before heading home. At home I took a walk/run around the block to help lift my mood. It's interesting to me that I never really thought seriously of comfort eating......My thought as I passed the restaurants was that the old me would have gone in to drown her sorrows in syrup, butter and pancakes, I didn't even have to talk the new me out of going in. I guess I've made more progress than I thought.

As for my job......when I work that position again next week I'll be more ready and do a better job.......hopefully I'll have a more understanding lead as well.

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SPARKLISE 9/27/2013 8:53PM

    Great job! emoticon emoticon

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KR7770 4/11/2013 8:26AM

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After all you have accomplished you will be able to overcome any obstacle your new job has to offer. You are an inspiration!

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OLAFGLADANDBIG 3/7/2013 11:44PM

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WIFEALF 12/1/2012 9:17PM

    good for you being strong way to go.

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AELARLEE1 10/1/2012 4:49PM

    So sorry I didn't see this sooner Terry, but congrats on resisting temptation! Old habits die hard, don't they?

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ROCKMAN6797 9/28/2012 1:34PM

    This is awesome news Terry!
So sorry that you had a terrible day at work but you definitely have made immense progress by not giving in to the comfort food trap! I have been extremely busy at work for the last 2-3 months but I am so proud of myself for keeping up with my healthier lifestyle. Honestly, this "me" time has made an immense difference on how I respond to the ton of work I am faced with on a daily basis.
Keep up the great work and keep your chin held high, you are MAINTAINING!!!

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MIKA016 9/28/2012 8:46AM

    Terry emoticon ! emoticon !

I'm so proud of you for lifting yourself up and not falling down! You are amazing!
ML

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 9/27/2012 11:10PM

    Hi, I'm just browsing around trying to get to know some of the other IE team members and stumbled on this great post!! Congrats on not letting the syrup be your comfort!! Great job! Hopefully things go better next shift and get easier as you learn the tasks.

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MSBEKANATOR 9/27/2012 3:45PM

    What a great blog!! It is exciting to see that further on down the road that all these changes I am making will stick, thanks for being so encouraging! :)

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NOREGRET2010 9/26/2012 2:14PM

    I'm so proud of you Terry! Hang in there, the work thing will become easier - there's just a learning curve. :)

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RUNNER12COM 9/26/2012 9:41AM

    Awesome! You're making real changes and finding new ways to deal with stress. Excellent!

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ANNESYLVIA 9/26/2012 7:22AM

    I am so proud of you. It is good to get your feeling out as well. So, the lap last night and the blogging this morning will reenforce all you have accomplished. emoticon

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SUNPANTHER 9/26/2012 4:20AM

    I am so glad you kept on driving! Your strength gets stronger every time it's tested! I hope you have a better time at work next time.


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THINRONNA 9/26/2012 3:58AM

    Whoo hooo! Good for you! I am so sorry that your day was hard but I am soooo cheering for you over here in Norway. Somehow you actually made my day just by your spirit and determination not to slide back to the old ways. I also LOVE your stress releiving techniques of running around the parking lot and running again when you got home. So great. Really. I am sooo impressed!

You are right you will find it easier to go back to that position next week and you will feel so much better. I believe in you! emoticon emoticon

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Firecracker 10K (with pics)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I had a great time jog/walking the Firecracker 10k from Chinatown in Los Angeles through Elysian Park and Dodger Stadium today. It was lovely weather, in the mid 50's, cloudy & cool. The elevation to the park we ran through was 800 feet and my bottom is feeling those hills this afternoon. There were beautiful views of downtown Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium.......

The race celebrated the year of the dragon with paper dragons and 100,000 firecrackers!




Paper dragons being carried through the crowds.



My hubby, Fred, me and one of our best friends, Richard
It was Richard's first 5k and my hubby's second. I think they had a great time!


A view of downtown LA......you can see runners on the street.


A view of Los Angeles and Dodger Staduim.


Running through the parking lot at Dodger Stadium!


Taiko (I think) drummers helping us to set the pace.......I think they played for at least three hours. They were there when the 5k runners set out at 8AM and were still there when I came in at almost 10:30. I'll bet they worked as hard as we did!

All in all it was a great way to start the week!


  
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HPYGRL2011 5/7/2012 2:20AM

  Good for you, Kudos. I just started this two weeks ago. I don't know if I lost any weight yet. I just trying to feel better about myself and getting healthy. Doing what I am suppose to do, the right way. Did you train first before your 5K? Can you give me advice on how to start one? I have osteoarthritis everywhere in my body lately, all I can do is walk. I sure would like to do a marathon of some kind one day. I am at least 40lbs overweight on a small 5'0" frame.

Thank you,
HPYGRL2011

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MIKA016 3/20/2012 6:39PM

    Terry, wow I'm impressed! You look great! It must have been a great event with the drummers and the runners. My DH would have loved being one of the drummers. That's his thing.

Thanks for sharing. Pictures are beautiful.

ML

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WIFEALF 3/5/2012 7:36PM

    Looks like a great day!Good for you doing the race looks like fun.How long did it take you??I am so proud of you!You rock.

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GREYLOCKES1 2/18/2012 7:53PM

    Nice Picts. In the Midwest all we here about is the smog but that looks like wonderful weather for a race. Glad you were able to share teh event with your Hubby and friend it make them much more memorable.

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ABSOLUTZER0 2/14/2012 12:02PM

    Lovely weather, indeed! Wish I could've been there. Looks like the atmosphere was perfect.

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MALKS_ARIA 2/14/2012 8:55AM

    It looks like you had a healthy good time! I am glad the weather was so nice! I miss that area, thanx for the pictures.

aria

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CBAILEYC 2/13/2012 1:06PM

    Great pictures! Glad you had a good time.
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AELARLEE1 2/13/2012 11:16AM

    Terry, how wonderful!! My hubby is going to run the New York Marathon with me this year. He thinks he can pull out one marathon on his bum knee. He will train differently than me, but we will do a 10K together this year and maybe another race. SO FUN to have him coming along! And so it is great to see you with hubby and friend!! You look amazing, fit, wonderful, happy!!

Thanks for sharing!

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THINRONNA 2/13/2012 4:23AM

    Clearly I should not go through my friend feed backwards! I asked for a blog and pictures before I realized that you had already granted my wish!

What a spectacular day you had for this race! I have never been to LA before and I love your pictures. The dragon is sooooo cool! You look just great and it sounds like youhad a wonderful time. It really was an event wasn't it? I would love to do something like that. Maybe one day.

Thank you so much for the blog with pictures! Love it!

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ROCKMAN6797 2/12/2012 11:10PM

    Very nice pictures Terry! I know the area well so I am very familiar with the hilly nature of the area. Definitely impressed with your running/walking this hilly route! It looks like you had fun and got in a great workout! Congratulations!

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New twist on the Serenity Prayer

Friday, January 20, 2012

I saw this picture on whatwillmatter.com an thought it was great!



  
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SNOWYOGA 4/17/2013 8:02PM

    Thank you!

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MARYJEANSL 4/11/2013 7:02PM

  Very true!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 1/10/2013 3:40PM

    Ohh I love this! I'm copying this for my blog too!!

Thanks for including the source site too - they have a lot of useful information!!

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CHRISTINASP 1/10/2013 8:37AM

    Great! thank you.

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WIFEALF 3/5/2012 7:37PM

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THINRONNA 1/31/2012 6:49AM

    This is wonderful! Thank you for the smile...and the wisdom!

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STALEYK 1/26/2012 5:14AM

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MALKS_ARIA 1/26/2012 4:58AM

    Live it and love it!

Just wrote a vent.that got deleted after it was written..... Cuz it was a BIG finger pointer ..... And I know the finger was at me!

aria

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GREYLOCKES1 1/22/2012 2:05PM

    Too funny thank you for the reminder

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    I love it!!! emoticon

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ANNESYLVIA 1/20/2012 8:54PM

    emoticonthanks for sharing.

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BUTEAFULL 1/20/2012 4:51PM

    kewl one

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GORIANA 1/20/2012 4:06PM

    hee hee

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ROCKMAN6797 1/20/2012 1:19PM

    So true!

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MNJONES2 1/20/2012 12:29PM

    So true!! So very very true!! The only one I can change and control is me!! Thank you for the reminder. Have a great day.

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'Most runway models meet the BMI criteria for anorexia'

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I saw a story about this photo shoot on World News Tonight and thought I would share

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/articl
e-2085226/PLUS-Model-Magazines-Katya-Z
harkova-cover-highlights-body-image-fa
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SUSANK16 5/3/2012 5:56AM

  Now that is an interesting story. I once went to an antique clothing fashion show and one of the comments made was they have difficulty finding models small enough for the clothing. This is because of better nutrition not because of obesity. We all need to push for "normal" representations of healthy women rather than plus models.

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WIFEALF 3/5/2012 7:39PM

    Thanks for sharing very interesting!!!!!!!!

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THINRONNA 1/31/2012 6:53AM

    Thank you for the article. I hope I can raise Quintessa well with a positive body image.

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AELARLEE1 1/16/2012 10:06PM

    It does look like that is the case...

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ANNESYLVIA 1/13/2012 9:16PM

    I will check it out Terry, thanks for sharing.

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ROCKMAN6797 1/13/2012 1:39PM

    I saw this story yesterday, the facts they stated were amazing!

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MALKS_ARIA 1/13/2012 8:42AM

    Yes! I posted this story to my facebook page cuz I have a lot of my former high s school students on there.....to.share w them. The other thing that surprises me is the plus-size models are now a size 4 instead of the sizes of the past.....which was 14-16. And thankfully we.consumers are balking! Go consumers!

Aria

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Excellent quote

Monday, November 28, 2011

The YMCA I belong to posted this quote today......I thought I'd share!

"Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours. ~ Swedish Proverb

  
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DDESERTDDAWN 12/1/2011 9:22AM

    Oh Terry that is a teriffic one! Great words to live by.
Thank you for sharing.
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ANNESYLVIA 11/29/2011 6:58PM

    I have heard this one before. Thanks for sharing and reminding me too!

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ONENEL 11/29/2011 7:25AM

    Thank you!

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THINRONNA 11/29/2011 3:57AM

    This is a wonderful quote! Thank you for sharing...I should post it on my fridge. I think I will!

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AELARLEE1 11/28/2011 10:14PM

    What a great quote and something great to remember in the upcoming season!

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MJ7DM33 11/28/2011 7:10PM

  Thx

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ROCKMAN6797 11/28/2011 6:46PM

    This is definitely a mantra that we should all follow....love the portion, "talk less, say more." I wish more would subscribe to this way of thinking! emoticon

Thank you so much for sharing Terry!

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PUNCHILOUIE 11/28/2011 6:05PM

    Great quote! Thanks for sharing!

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MALKS_ARIA 11/28/2011 4:09PM

    Thank You, I needed that!!!

aria

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