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Old 02-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #1651
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My wish was always to be fit by 40 too, Christine, I feel ya! As you can see I've clearly missed that mark....I've also kinda regressed and act more like a 20yo than my 20yo does I've had a couple years in the making of working on issues that now I realize have kept me from achieving my goals, including weight loss.. tough work, and kinda scary and exhilerating at the same time. Tough road for sure, especially with the acceptance of either no weight loss or extremely slow. But I'm glad I've done/doing the work because it only serves to make me stronger in the long run.

Clearing up the head space will only serve to help you with what your heart desires. Taking that time to work on YOU on the inside will give you so much clarity and strength. Forgive yourself and keep moving forward. You are making more progress than you realize...while it might not necessarily be #'s, but if you can stop and stand still for a little bit and listen, I think you'll see.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:52 PM   #1652
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Age is just a number. I feel so much younger than I am. Losing weight will help, but you need to live now! I spent too many years not because I waited for the weight to drop.....don't waste your youth....yes, your youth! You are still young and so healthy I'm sure after reading your posts!
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Thanks, ladies. I appreciate the perspective! Danielle, yesterday DS was surprised to learn that I'm turning 40. He said he thought I was 22 because I'm "hip and cool." I said that I don't think he knows the real definitions of "hip and cool."

Either that or he's trying to get me to buy him an xbox.

Two days back on the wagon; feeling pretty good. But every day remains a struggle, of course. I doubt that will ever go away.

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Huge salads on tap for me today; I'll be enjoying both lunch and dinner at the cafeteria. Salad with a side of salad!
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:36 AM   #1654
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Christine, its funny after I typed I was turning 45 I was like holy crap, I am getting older, so I was thinking man I just want to be healthy I dont want to be 70 and unable to walk, really it is about keeping active and staying fit, the scale will always tick us off, 40 is going to be fab!!!!! Everyday will be a battle, I say it everyday when I wake up, let me win this fight today, it is so hard but worth it, I want to be around to be a grandma and see my son get older, so we keep plugging!!!
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I hear you!!! I often think about the health ramifications of tomorrow if I don't make good choices today. My own grandmother started using a wheelchair to get around at 45 because she was too tired to walk (also a smoker and heavy Coke drinker!)!!! I cannot imagine. I do not want to be someone who spends the last third of her life wasting away; I always tell DH that I'm going to be the 90 year-old who dies flying down a ski slope or rock climbing with my grandchildren!!! I will not waste away. Keep on plugging is right!!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:47 AM   #1656
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Age is just a number. I feel so much younger than I am. Losing weight will help, but you need to live now! I spent too many years not because I waited for the weight to drop.....don't waste your youth....yes, your youth! You are still young and so healthy I'm sure after reading your posts!
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Christine, its funny after I typed I was turning 45 I was like holy crap, I am getting older, so I was thinking man I just want to be healthy I dont want to be 70 and unable to walk, really it is about keeping active and staying fit, the scale will always tick us off, 40 is going to be fab!!!!! Everyday will be a battle, I say it everyday when I wake up, let me win this fight today, it is so hard but worth it, I want to be around to be a grandma and see my son get older, so we keep plugging!!!
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I hear you!!! I often think about the health ramifications of tomorrow if I don't make good choices today. My own grandmother started using a wheelchair to get around at 45 because she was too tired to walk (also a smoker and heavy Coke drinker!)!!! I cannot imagine. I do not want to be someone who spends the last third of her life wasting away; I always tell DH that I'm going to be the 90 year-old who dies flying down a ski slope or rock climbing with my grandchildren!!! I will not waste away. Keep on plugging is right!!!
You are so smart to see this now (you too Amber). It took me longer to understand that fitting into a bikini isn't as important as being able to take myself to the bathroom. To get in and out of a car unassisted. To push my own grocery cart. Take my own bath. Walk at the park. I don't want my kids or my husband to have to do these things for me. Bless her, my Mom passed at 59. She was a heavy smoker and a daily drinker. A wonderful woman but she destroyed herself through inactivity, and poor choices. She wasn't overweight in the least. In the end she couldn't make her bed or do the shopping. My Dad did it for her. She died very suddenly (in her sleep) a few days after getting test results that showed heart 'atrophy' and occluded vessels. She wouldn't even consider surgery. I was pretty angry for long time and put about 40lbs on in the meantime. We all have choices to make and it's important to make the right ones.

I am now stepping off my soapbox but I wanted to share so you can know you are doing great things for your current self, and your future self. We all are.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:32 AM   #1657
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Such wonderful insight here

Truth of the matter is, like Kitty says, it's only a number..and kinda like the number on the scale, it does not define me. I am a very different person than I was just a few years ago.. finally let go of things in order to celebrate the life I have NOW. What I love? Is that my kids think DH & I are the "cool" parents..(also happen to be the very youngest )..I love that our kids like to go to concerts with us, to hang out doing anything..these are the things I have come to cherish.. We practice making memories and I love that!

Yep, we all keep plodding along.. Together....
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:59 AM   #1658
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Tony is so fit and he always says 90% of people in nursing homes are there because they cant lift themselves off the toilet, so although he has always been super thin, he gets the taking care of yourself, that is why he works out and avoids fat and is the fiber king, LOL But you know its true, looks are the least of it, I dont want to need help to do normal activities, I look at my Gram she is 91 she walked everywhere, gave up driving at 55 cause it scared her, she cleaned houses until she was 75, she was active, her diet is pure sugar though, LOL But hey she is 91 that is a darn good life and she is still walking although slow!!! She is a great motivator!
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:38 AM   #1659
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Gram is my hero, Amber!

Pulled something in my neck in the gym, so it hurts to turn my head today. OW! But I went in and did my usual Thursday stuff, anyway. Ugh.

Food worked out well yesterday: Two big salads, some processed meats (Bacon! Not great, but tasty!), and BPC. Back to the cafeteria today for another big salad:

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Old 02-14-2013, 07:21 AM   #1660
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:00 AM   #1661
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Blonde,

Hope everyone is avoiding the 75% off candy sales! Used to be my favorite day of the year! Seriously.

Another day on plan yesterday; menu was just as I indicated, and the sprouts were TASTY. Have them leftover for lunch today with some shredded chicken. I am looking forward to it!

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D: Tacos, no shells

DS and I are heading to NYC tomorrow, so that should be fun. He has always wanted to go, so we're going to hit he Empire State Building and wax museum, and who knows what else! Maybe that Sony store? I don't know. We'll just play it by ear.

I jumped back on the scale today and omg. I cannot believe how fast the weight comes back when I'm not focused. I really need to get it together for the long haul. Sheesh.

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:25 AM   #1662
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Oh Christine, I'm having scale-mania this morning as well. Boooooo........

I hated brussel sprouts my whole life until I had them roasted! So good. Have a wonderful time in the city tomorrow, it's sounds like so much fun.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:17 PM   #1663
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:14 AM   #1665
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Have fun in NYC, the last 2 days were so nice and sunny I hope it stays like that for you today!!!! Hope your neck feels better
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Blonde, I roasted them before I baked them with the cheese sauce, and when they first came out of the roasting phase, I couldn't stop eating them!! Olive oil and sea salt? YUM!

Looking forward to our trip today! I purchased a discount pass that allows us into 70 events! Clearly we won't have time for all of them, but it was worth the price to skip some of the lines since we have only one day in the city. DS is going to love the Empire State Bld. and Top of the Rock. We'll hit the Harry Potter exhibit in Times Square and the Spy Exhibit. Wax Museum, too, of course. I hope we have time for everything. I packed lunch/snacks so that we won't have to waste too much time eating! Though DH and I would probably relish the NYC dining experiences, DS not so much. He'd rather see Harry Potter.

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Well, right about now I hope you and DS are having the best time ever in the city. Sounds like so much fun!
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:19 AM   #1668
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Had a great time in the city! Eating, not so great this weekend. But back on track today!

Hope everyone has a great president's day! DS is off from school, so we're home hanging out. He's still in bed, of course!
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Hey Christine! I can relate...what is it about weekends that can blow apart good intentions? Mine was a bit up as well but today is a new day! I have work, enjoy your day off for both of us!
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At least you had a good excuse to eat off! Glad your trip was good! I would love to go back to NYC!
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Well, I was back on track as of Monday, and then Tuesday came, so there was lots of birthday nonsense; how can I say no to a room full of people with cake and champagne in my honor? So today is officially back on track day. I feel like Amelia Shepherd on "Private Practice" (a show I catch occasionally on Netflix) when she sat at an AA meeting and said that she was humiliated to be on day one (after a decade of sobriety).

But day one is better than "tomorrow will be day one" right? Right.
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Good morning, ladies. Nothing new to report. Just keeping on. Food yesterday:

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Duh Christine did your B-day come the other day and we were too dumb to say Happy Birthday?? If so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
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Thanks, Amber! I'd just as soon have skipped it, but my colleagues were all about it this year (I think I'm one of the last ones in our immediate group to hit the big 40).

Also, I wanted to tell you that I decided to do a 5k.

It's in April. I figure that I need to do something different to shake things up, so either I'll complete the 5k or I'll die. Both would constitute a change, right?

You know how I hate running......
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A 5K!! Oh girl I am in awe (and envy). When/How do you start training for that?
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