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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

In the 40's....



No, not the 1940's! And nope, not my age either....saw that number 9 years ago! Well, it's my weight! I'm in the 140's! I've been trying to get here and I am finally there!


It took some figuring out again....how to break the plateau I was on, but I did it! Talked to one of my neighbors who happens to be a personal trainer and her advice was to change my routine, so I did. I added running up and down a set of 15 concrete steps at our local middle school. I do this after my 3.2 mile walk in the mornings. I've been running up and down the steps for about 14 days now and I'm up to 16 ups and downs. But the best thing is, I thought I would just get down to 149. Well 149 came and went. Then I thought the scale would read 148. Nope, I am all the way down to 146! Yep! One hundred and forty six! WooHoo! The lightest I've been in about 20 years! For those that have been paying attention and keeping count, that's 36 pounds off this ole body of mine!

I've also been adding more fruits and veggies back into my diet trying to transition to a more normal way of eating and I gotta say that roasted sweet potatoes have never tasted so sweet, nor have crenshaw or honeydew melons! Oh my! They taste just like candy to me! It's amazing what happens when you don't eat refined sugar anymore...fruits and veggies taste sweeter!

Anyway, just had to share with you all. Until next time...


12 comments:

  1. Yeah Dee. so glad you are making progress. Weight loss is something I just started. Maybe I should blog about it so you guys can keep my nose to the grindstone. Good to hear from you again.

    ~Felicia

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  2. good for you Dee, when do we get to see the new you? thanks for the tips..I am back on the treadmill again as its a better work out now that the yard work is done..I get a better work out..have a great day.:)

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  3. Dee
    Congrats girl~WAY-TO-GO~ So happy for you!!!
    hugs to you
    Teresa

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  4. Congrats, girl! I am happy for you, wish I could claim the same thing,(I could but it would be a lie).....

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

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  5. You go girl! Wonderful news when hard work actually pays off.So proud of you for sticking with it.Hugs!~Amy

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  6. Woo Hoo!! Yea for you!! Hope you're doing your skinny dance!! And I see shopping in your future!! (That is one of the best parts of weight loss, isn't it?? Oh yeah...and the feeling better part!) So glad for you Dee....That's truly an achievement to be proud of! Now, just don't go wasting away on us!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  7. That is A W E S O M E!!! Soo happy for you!!
    Big Hug~Stacy :)

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  8. Good for you! Sticking with it...

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  9. You are an inspiration, Dee!! Keep up the good work!

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  10. Way to go!!! I just recently started to run again to relieve stress & get my butt in shape :o) Exercise makes you feel so good!! You don't need that darn sugar...I'm proud of you! ~Kriss~

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  11. Woo Hoo!! You go, girl! That is awesome and I so wish I had your stamina. I really need to get going on this especially now that I finally have some time for ME. I have been buying more fruits and vegetables but I desperately need to get going on the other part. Thanks so much for some much needed inspiration!!!!

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