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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Just sitting here enjoying Biggest Loser with DD. She came over to do her laundry and is spending the night.

Things have been going good at work lately. I kind of hate to say that...like I'll jinx it. But I'm not really superstitious so...things have been going good at work lately. I'm making my way through a big catch-up project. Getting work done gives me a good feeling of accomplishment and helps with my self-esteem. Yay, good feelings!

I went to the Y this morning and got a little workout in. I started re-reading the Biggest Loser motivational book on my Kindle. Today, I read the summaries on the people who are featured in the book and their weight-loss success stories. It was nice to see their Before and After pictures. I've been thinking a lot about that lately...what will my "after" look like? I'm at 55 lbs down...68 to go. So, I'm approaching the 1/2-way point. I'm very comfortable in my own skin now. I've been wondering if being "skinny" will be awkward. It's like there are some misgivings setting in. Like...do I really want to go there? Because I am going there. As I looked at their after pictures, it really helped me. Yes, I really want to go there. It looks good...it looks healthy...I want that. I should/will continue on.

Watching the Biggest Loser really helps me with that, too. As I look at them, I see them looking better and better, healthier and healthier. While you can see that being part-way there looks great...reaching goal looks AMAZING! So, yes, I want to continue on. I want to smash through the half-way point and move onward!

I've also been thinking about some upcoming challenges and motivators for myself...and DH. Maybe a Disney cruise when we both get to goal. I've been wanting a Kettle Bell and a Dance game for Wii. So I think I will give it some thought and plan something with those "prizes." Also, I would like to plan a trip to the Mall of America. I've been there once with DD. It would be fun to go there with DD and DH...and have DD from Wyoming come and meet up with us there, too. With my 1/2-way point coming up, my one-year Sparkversary in July, my overweight BMI coming up, I will give these things some thought and match up some goals and prizes to spur me on.

Hope you all are having a great week! Spark on! emoticon
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    A Disney Cruise would be fantastic. Of course we would expect pictures. LOL. So does the Mall of America as I have always been curious about it and I so want a wii. Can't wait to see you get those prizes.
    3756 days ago
    You are definitely going there so you'd better get those rewards straightened out. We've been using the Wii Just Dance 2 game in our fitness room and the kids love it. I can say from experience that it is a darn good work out. It's kind of addictive too which is not so bad all things considered. Keep rockin' till the weekend.

    ps - Thanks for the Goodie.
    3757 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/20/2011 1:14:57 PM
  • L1LL1AN_M
    Great blog! You have made emoticon progress. It's important to have goals and rewards to work for. emoticon Never lose sight of your ultimate goal!!! emoticon
    3757 days ago
    I sure hope you get to do that Disney reward! It sounds like so much fun!

    THANK YOU for always being so uplifting and encouraging, in your comments, and your blogs! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3757 days ago
    It's ALL good my friend! Keep up the great work! emoticon
    3757 days ago
    Love your ideas for prizes. It reminds me of a friend that will do just about anything for a prize. Keep up the great work.
    3757 days ago
    It's really great how you've made such awesome progress. I liked reading about your goals and your reward ideas. Woo hoo!
    3757 days ago
    You're going to be awesome in that after photo too! I watch all the weight loss shows to keep me motivated. They're very inspirational.

    Keep up the great work!
    3757 days ago
  • PAULINE1123
    Thanks for sharing.
    3757 days ago
    You're doing such a wonderful job!! I really like the idea of rewarding oneself, because this is a very difficult journey and we learn a lot along the way...celebrating that knowledge is the best thing we can do for ourselves, and those all sound like really fun trips! I hope you continue having a fabulous week! emoticon emoticon
    3757 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your insight. It was interesting to hear someone else wonder about those thoughts too. I also love hearing how your reward yourself. I think that's great! My favorite part of the whole blog? "I want to smash through the half-way point and move onward!" You're doing it Cathy!

    3757 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    3757 days ago
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