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Day 3 of 100 Days to a New & Healthier ME

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Well here we are at day 3 and let me say that it was a bit more difficult than the other 2 days.

I tracked my food! I was also within calorie range! emoticon

I did 10 minutes of dancing. This was where it was a bit difficult. I had to really push myself to get it done. Frankly, I just didn't want to do it. What helped me get it done was the thought that I was going to have to blog about today and I didn't want to say that I didn't do it! I think I might have to plan to do it every day in order to keep myself on track with what I want to do.

Yesterday I said that I wanted to drink 12 glasses of water. Well as of right now, I have had 10 glasses but I have my next 2 sitting next to me and I will have it done in no time. emoticon

I had an NSV today! I almost forgot. Now this might not mean much to anyone else but it was huge for me! This morning when I got dressed, I was able to put on my pants without having to sit on the bed!

Maybe you have never been in that situation but there were times when I struggled to lift my foot up to put it into the pant leg even when I sat on the bed. I just kept thinking about all the things I wasn't able to do because I gained all this weight. This morning, I started thinking about all the things that were going to get easier because I was losing the weight.

It is so important to notice the things that change along the way. It is easy to just think that they aren't as big a deal as the weight loss itself but that would be wrong. NSVs are an important part of the journey and we need to take the time to notice them and celebrate them - big or small.

Well I better go. My kids are at the Paradiso concert tonight and I am babysitting. Marlie is watching a movie but is wanting to snuggle with grandma so I better pay attention!

Much love!

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  • no profile photo CD14034154
    IM,

    emoticon You NSV was just precious, and I understand because I've been there! I came out of it just like you. However, now I'm back in it for the rest of my life, as I was badly hurt in a car accident, and even though I try from time to time, I start falling and I have to let the pants go, and put my foot on the floor, to keep from toppling over. All is good and in DIVINE ORDER!

    If takes you to blog every day to get you to do your 10 minutes of dancing, then BLOG AWAY!!! Oh if were just that simple for me. Right now, I've been side lined, for medical reasons, and I'm living vicariously through my friends blogs and posts and dreaming of the day when I'm able to start working out again.

    Good for you getting all that water down! It's very important to keep hydrated and it keeps you from being so hungry. The BIGGIE about water is that it washes all the impurities out of your system.

    You're doing FANTASTIC! KEEP IT UP!!!

    Be blessed,

    - Nancy Jean -
    GA
    2234 days ago
  • LIVEDAILY
    emoticon You are SO right about taking the time to acknowledge to yourself all of the NSV's that come your way on this journey!! You had a super one! Doing knee/leg lifts will help with that too!!
    2234 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12704857
    NSV....WOOO WHOO! u just keep doing what your doing...u r def on the right track.
    2234 days ago
  • SUSANELAINE1956
    That is an important NSV. I agree with you that we have to watch for the NSV's. Sometimes they are the most important clues that we are getting healthier. emoticon
    2234 days ago
  • LINTPICKER
    emoticon emoticon one day at a time and victory will happen!
    2234 days ago
  • JENNEINAZ
    Great job!
    2234 days ago
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  • BIGPAWSUP
    That is an awesome NSV!! I'm so happy for you.
    2234 days ago
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  • SUNRISE141
    You are doing awesome my friend ! And just to let you know i am a daily visitor to your blogs and cheering you on with prayers while this is helping me to . I am doing the 100 day challenge went back and logged my food for the 2 days i missed. I hope you don't mind but i am going to blog for the 100 days not to copy from you but it is a great way to be countable to myself and i can go back and read them and see how i am dealing with this challenge. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND !
    2234 days ago
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  • FREELY-LYNN77
    Marlie is so adorable, I can't wait to see her in a video again.
    Friend, you are doing a wonderful job, and I do understand your NSV very much from my mother's point a view. Before her weight loss...she never wore pants because of that very reason. She always wore dresses or skirts to keep from dealing with the different sizes within her thighs and lifting up the right foot to get it into the pants was a challenge. It was so much easier for her to sit in a chair and slide into her skirt or to put a dress over her head and slip in. Sweats was a great deal too, p.j pants 100% cotton were her all day outfit, and she still does this til this day, but now she's in a great head space.

    No more dresses for my mom. She doesn't own 1 or any skirts. That was the first thing she let go when she lost the weight. That was her NSV. My mom could relate to Ruby with the dresses and the skirts, because jeans were the hardest thing to find in a size that would fit -not only that, but the designer my mother said never truly think about a woman's thighs. So I pay close attention to mines now, because "fat" is blind to fashion. LOL

    Oh, and another NSV for my mother was owning a belt that fit her pants. My mother just got a belt last year and it shocked me and started wearing "pants" with a zipper and belt loops.

    I think you are doing a wonderful job. Blogging about today and pushing to do your workout because you had to talk about it...was a great way push forward because you know you have to get it in. This challenge is keeping you accountable --and in the process of this challenge you'll grow into being more accountable without showing us your accountability.

    And here's a motivational tip.
    I'm not sure if you thought about this, but a friend of mines, and my mother suggested this strongly to a family friend who's on a weight loss journey.
    She has pictures of her at 30y/o very small and vibrant looking like a zillion bucks. There are copies of them everywhere, even on the dash board of her car, and in her office with a little note "don't touch the doughnut. I don't know what her other notes says, but my mothers note 1 and only self made note is this.

    I'm not 17...I'm no longer 21, but I would like to feel 17 and 21 at 60 and 60lbs lighter. Maybe this will help you with your workouts and everything else you do. If you see a motivational throwback picture of you -this might help you stay mindful of what you have to do along with your 100 days journey.

    Peace & Blessings, Friend.
    Lynn
    If I want to get to this emoticon , I have to stay away from this emoticon .That's mines.

    P.S. OMG... I didn't mean for my comment to turn into a blog. emoticon I'm so sorry for the long read.
    2234 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/28/2014 3:39:46 AM
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