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sweetpumkinpye

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My main goal at this point is to create awareness of what and how much I'm eating so I can readjust my eating habits to stay within that goal.
This is what I have been doing, mindfulness, awareness. For example, this afternoon I am attending a meet and greet for the new practice. I know that there will be drinks and nibbles. I have eaten a very light breakfast and have planned tuna and salad for dinner. If I over indulge at the meet and greet I should be OK for dinner. If I do OK at the meet and greet it is a bonus.
 

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Jane and Katrina- That is a very sensible and do-able approach!

Annie
 
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Mary, thank you. Good on you for doing so well with your therapy. I think you mentioned starting a section for general health next year. Keen to help set something up.

Michelle, will send a friend request if that is OK, I am very interested in following your journey.

Annie, I love your goal for 2022, consistency is the perfect word. One of my biggest fears is putting the weight back on post wedding so will need a lot of strategies, mindfulness and support for that not to happen. I cannot get back to where I was.
absolutely. I'll be on the lookout.
 
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Hi all.
Wanted to report that since I have been preparing for this stair climb, finally, I feel I am getting somewhere.
Just yesterday I felt my fitness level improving.
I don't want to let that go so I want to still do the stairs a couple of times a week for as long as I can. The town where the stairs are gets snowy and will get dark super early in the winter. But for the next month, at least, I can still do it a couple of times a week.

Also, was thinking, in 2021, it is the most I have exercised in a long time but I'm hit and miss. I'll do it for a month or so, then stop for a couple of months, then start again.

My goal for 2022 is: CONSISTENCY. For eating and exercising.

So glad to see MinnieCo here. Congrats on your health changes!!!

And to everyone who is putting in the work to live a healthy and fit life!

Annie
Consistency is a good start. That will lead to big changes. Making each step a part of your normal routine really is key.
 

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Popping in to say,
Katrina- You looked wonderful in your dress for Tahlee's wedding. You could really see your hard work!

Proud of you and everyone here making changes to better their health.

Annie
 
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Popping in to say,
Katrina- You looked wonderful in your dress for Tahlee's wedding. You could really see your hard work!

Proud of you and everyone here making changes for the better for their health.

Annie
Annie, thank you. I really appreciate everyone’s help and support, it made all the difference.

Now I need to keep my mind on continuing the work and not letting things slide. Got to keep moving and reach that next goal.
 

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Also stopping in to say Hi. I haven't had time to get to the pool with election season being in full swing, so my focus has been on food. Election season makes it hard becuase they have so many snack foods around and I just don't buy those at home. But I did allow some candy here and there and made sure to bring a good supply of my own food, so I don't leave starving and be tempted. So far it's worked. My official number is now 97. 4 lost. I'm 2.6 pounds away from my current goal. I've got a couple more weeks and with halloween and election day this week I'm shooting to simply maintain and then I'll have another 2 weeks to loose those 2.6 pounds which I don't think will be an issue. I really don't want to plan on a loss during december, but being 6 pounds away from being out of the 200's may keep me on the right track to loose more...BUT we'll see. I'll also be back in the pool in a few weeks...which I miss a ton when I'm not. When It's slow at my desk and I'm bored, I've been getting up and doing my stretches. I figure why not...at this point, I don't care what people think. haha
 

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When It's slow at my desk and I'm bored, I've been getting up and doing my stretches. I figure why not...at this point, I don't care what people think. haha
I've had to do physical therapy for the last 3 months. I've had some super busy days when I wondered how could I do the stretches that needed to be done to continue the progress. I started to incorporate it into my daily routine and it became easier. Like waiting for the coffee to brew allows me to do leaning stretches against the counter. Or sitting in a chair waiting for a work response via email, I'm doing stretches or pumping my legs. Anyhow, I could relate to not caring what people think. In my case, my family was concerned that something was wrong because I was leaning on the counter for so long and not moving. :D
 

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Mary, you just reminded me about an incident at work. I was having some spasms from doing a bunch of lifting and I went in my office space and laid down on the floor to do some stretches. well at that exact moment one of the bosses was reviewing the video tapes and seen me laying on the floor. She called my direct boss and they basically ran in to see if I was okay. I'm like yeah...JUST STRETCHING..hahahaha I'm like TIMING is EVERYTHING!
I've had to do physical therapy for the last 3 months. I've had some super busy days when I wondered how could I do the stretches that needed to be done to continue the progress. I started to incorporate it into my daily routine and it became easier. Like waiting for the coffee to brew allows me to do leaning stretches against the counter. Or sitting in a chair waiting for a work response via email, I'm doing stretches or pumping my legs. Anyhow, I could relate to not caring what people think. In my case, my family was concerned that something was wrong because I was leaning on the counter for so long and not moving. :D
 

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She called my direct boss and they basically ran in to see if I was okay. I'm like yeah...JUST STRETCHING..hahahaha I'm like TIMING is EVERYTHING!
ROFLOL! Oh, my, gosh... That is hysterical! I needed that laugh. :D
 
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