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Wed Apr 2, 2014, 11:16 AM

 

Congratulate ME

I have lost ten pounds since December. Sorry to toot my own horn but losing weight has always been something I considered a pipe dream. I could just never keep motivated even with the doctors dire warnings. I would just get more and more depressed as I watched the number on the scales climb.

Then in December I got sick, my 12 1/2 year old dog Maxie got sick and food didn't interest me that much. I started to cut way down on portions and found at least my stomach felt better.

Having to say the last good bye to Maxie was hard. Then energetic Marnie puppy burst on the scene. At first I didn't think we were going to work together but now I think she maybe the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. She is forcing me to become more active again because before as Maxie aged and slowed down so did I. Now I'm taking long walks again with Marnie, I'm playing with her, and she keeps me too busy to snack.

The pounds have slowly started to just disappear, and my stomach hurts less, and I can breathe a lot easier. I am starting to feel a little brighter as well as lighter. Thanks Marnie!

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Reply Congratulate ME (Original post)
Liberalynn Apr 2014 OP
Aristus Apr 2014 #1
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #11
Raffi Ella Apr 2014 #2
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #12
Arugula Latte Apr 2014 #3
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #13
fizzgig Apr 2014 #4
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #14
shenmue Apr 2014 #5
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #15
avebury Apr 2014 #6
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #16
Xyzse Apr 2014 #7
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #17
IronLionZion Apr 2014 #8
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #18
DFW Apr 2014 #9
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #19
Phentex Apr 2014 #10
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #20
discntnt_irny_srcsm Apr 2014 #21
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #24
handmade34 Apr 2014 #22
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #25
a kennedy Apr 2014 #23
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #26
Tom_Foolery Apr 2014 #27
Liberalynn Apr 2014 #28

Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM

1. Congratulations!

You must feel wonderful. And you deserve to. Keep up the good work.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:50 PM

11. It does feel great!

 

Thanks!:

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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 11:26 AM

2. YAY!

That's terrific.

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Response to Raffi Ella (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:58 PM

12. Thank You!

 


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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 11:37 AM

3. That is great.

 

One thing that has helped me is a mindset of "exercise is the norm." We humans evolved to be in motion. That is our normal state as a species. The sedentary stuff is quite recent and previously unknown to us, and it is taking a huge toll on our health. So, if I think about being sedentary as the exception and exercise as the norm, it somehow helps reset my brain to the exercise default. I look forward to it every day. Good luck in your journey!

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:01 PM

13. That is a good way to look at it.

 

I kind of thought of exercise as calisthenics or sports, the stuff we did in gym class. Didn't realize that something fun like walking with and playing with a puppy cannot count too.

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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 01:16 PM

4. well done!

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:14 PM

14. Thanks!

 

I couldn't have done it without Marnie!

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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 02:12 PM

5. All right!

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Response to shenmue (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:14 PM

15. Thank You!

 

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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 02:16 PM

6. Congratulations! nt

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Response to avebury (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:15 PM

16. Thanks!

 

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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 02:27 PM

7. Congratulations!

That's always good.

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:16 PM

17. Yes

 

I think the doctor is going to be surprised!

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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:31 PM

8. Good for you!

And good for Marnie. Keep it up

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:17 PM

18. Marnie and I both send our Thanks!

 

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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:46 PM

9. Well done!

Although at first, I thought this was a thread about Maine recalling their POS Governor. Dream on!

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Response to DFW (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:19 PM

19. Thank You

 

and Maine is beautiful they need to loose their POS Governor!

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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:48 PM

10. Congratulations!

and much continued success! I'm glad you feel better.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:21 PM

20. Thank You

 

It really is a lot easier to breathe!

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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:26 PM

21. yay

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 09:44 AM

24. Thanks!

 


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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 09:14 PM

22. a BIG Congratulations!!

good job!!

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 09:44 AM

25. Thank You!

 

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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 09:18 PM

23. OMGosh, the hardest thing after smoking was getting 10 lbs off.....

Good for you, and congratulations. Good for you, and good luck keeping to whatever you did to lose and keep it off.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 09:53 AM

26. Congratulations to you on quitting smoking!

 

That couldn't have been easy. I still have a lot of pounds left to come off but I am trying not to get discouraged about that and just keep walking Marnie and eating less. Then hopefully the number on the scale will keep decreasing bit by bit.

The bad thing now is all my pants are falling of and I am having trouble finding new ones.
My current size seems way too big and the next size down too tight. My sister says it's because I have very skinny legs but too big a tummy. They just don't make pants for people with my shape.

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Response to Liberalynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 10:12 AM

27. Toot that horn as loud as you can...

Congratulations!

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Response to Tom_Foolery (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 12:09 PM

28. Thanks!

 

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