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A First? (Day 106)

I’m so NOT a morning person! How in the world did I get up, exercise, and make it to an 8:55 appointment? Is this a first? I am so impressed with the new me! ~Feb. 6, 2013

Real Time Update:

What a crazy few weeks I’ve had! With my only daughter getting married soon, that has been my focus! She is creative and amazing and loves to tackle projects with her hands. My creativity comes out in my books; I’m not so crafty. But I have tried to help. I usually ask for simple tasks. Often I catch her coming behind me and tweaking my work!

My latest project is napkin rings. To rent the dern things was $1 a pop, so we thought we’d make them. I think they are turning out pretty. (Most of the wedding stuff is still under wraps, but I thought maybe I could share these without her wrath!)


It’s a weird season in my weight loss journey. I am now very comfortable with my body and weight. I’d like to firm up a little and maybe shave another 5-10 pounds, but I feel like me again. I constantly question how much I want to work at this now.

What’s hard is I’m close to looking better than I have since I gave birth to my first child! It wouldn’t take much work to be somewhere amazing, somewhere very different than I’ve been for over 20 years. I think about that a lot, but so far I haven’t been willing to really go for it, full speed ahead.My habits have changed, so I’m staying healthy. I exercise more often, eat better (most of the time), eat less (most of the time), and am naturally more active at this weight. But I took a few weeks off of being focused on the weight loss journey.

A few days ago I decided it was worth at least a little work to make another stride forward, so I added some tummy and core work back into my days. It was immediately evident that I’d lost some ground since I quit that sort of thing. I am starting slow again, taking my time and doing less repetitions. But adding crunches and leg lifts into my day at 45 pounds lighter is much different than when I first tried them back in December!

How About You?

How do you balance general satisfaction with “this could be so good” in your journey to health?