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Lift your chin..

Thursday, August 02, 2012

This. This is how I'm feeling today.

I've been on an Aaron Copland kick lately, via Pandora. The WVU Mountaineer Marching Band does an amazing rendition of his Simple Gifts, from Appalachian Spring, and it can easily bring me to tears.

This though.. Fanfare for the Common Man.. it is triumphant. It makes you lift your chin, stand a little straighter, walk a little taller. Take pride in yourself, in who you are.. in what you've done.

That's what I'm feeling today. My friend GayleP67 asked if it's possible to have a two day streak. I say absolutely! We are both at the start of a good streak. Long may it continue!

August 1 nutrition:
4:30 am:
2 cups coffee
4 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. protein powder

6 oz Chobani Peach greek yogurt
1/2 cup Quaker oats, honey, raisin granola
12 strawberries

1 serv Spicy Taco Salad recipes.sparkpeop

20 black grapes

1 Frigo light string cheese
1 peach

5 oz boneless skinless baked chicken breast
1 medium baked potato
topped with plain greek yogurt

7:30 pm
3 Dove dark chocolate squares

Calories in: 1562

3.1 mi walk with Bill, 62 minutes.

Calories out: 390

Daily Deficit:
Eaten 1,562
BMR* 2,175
Exercise 390
Total Burned 2,565
Differential -1,003

Lift your chin. Keep moving forward. Every success starts with the smallest effort, and grows from there.
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  • GAYLEP67
    Wow! Awesome job Candy!! I'm so proud of you...
    How was the spicy taco soup recipe? Is it a keeper?

    3234 days ago
    I haven't listened to Copeland in many years. I look forward to the video when I get home. Yesterday's meal sounds pretty darn good right now. I'm going to pick up some more chicken tomorrow.
    3235 days ago
    I've heard this before but didn't know the story behind it. Wow! Amazing. So glad you posted the link. I'm on a 2 day streak myself. I say keep going and keep counting.

    I'm proud of you!

    3236 days ago
    It begins! Hurray!
    3236 days ago
    Way to go! Every day is a good day to continue a streak or start a new one. WOO HOO for you!
    3236 days ago
  • LISA01605
    Whoo-hoo! Streak on!
    3236 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Great attitude!

    Best of luck on reaching your goal.
    3236 days ago
    Beautiful music!!

    and way to go for the start of a streak! (says another who is starting her own streak):D

    and here's a song that has gotten my blood pumping lately:
    Warrior Song "Hard Corps"

    Its dedicated to the marines. (Warrior song Leviathan is for the Navy..and I like that one too 'cause I'm a Navy baby. lol)
    3236 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/2/2012 11:11:23 AM
    atta girl!

    "Quit" is not in our vocabulary...

    Stay strong!

    3236 days ago
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