Steady Sparking...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My internal spark plugs got all gunked up and were not firing properly. The analogy would be like running a car that the engine needs some work, not all systems are firing properly and it needs a good check up, tune up and replace parts. Well, that is how I felt and then top it off with a few current pictures at an event. There is nothing quite like looking at yourself in a picture next to family and friends to get that "Aha" moment of it is now or never, I had better do something. And especially if you have a sister that has knocked off 40 or so pounds and is as tall as you are. Yikes, I look like two of her. And not in a good twosome sense. Like wider throughout, two times. There is a resolution for me. That would be get back to business of exercising and counting calories. Disc the long very hot (average 95) summer of 5 months, when 5 days of pool exercise was the only desire and get back to "just say no" to: donuts, ice cream, cake, candy, sugar, sugar, refined foods...and yes to all the good foods which have vitamins and minerals sans not gunk in the engine. And back to hiking and biking. The weather is getting a little cooler and easier to do that in. I'll throw in some strength exercises two or three times a week. Friends, all it took was looking at a picture of myself. I can do it, but need to really plan my food and not let it plan for me. It's kind of a take charge of my eating. Once I start the exercise..I just tick in more time, as I have it. I'll look for ways to challenge and take back control of getting pounds off. And I don't factor in age..that's kind of in a person's head and I'm good with not being a nervous nelly over can I do it at this age. Have a Great time sparking steady!
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    Patty, the pictures tell the story. I am really good about deceiving myself into, 'oh, I am really not that big, just fluffy'....that is not the story the picture tells. So far, sticking with the plan to make it work for me, no matter how much discouragement I may face ...such as 'stuck scales'.

    1724 days ago
    I find myself taking the pics because of those "aha" moments. I've got some pics developed this week and my moment slapped me upside the head. Here's to us sparkling.
    1725 days ago
    Good for you. Low Spark, High Spark...its all good!

    1726 days ago
    Thanks...I get on and do well and then off. Once I make up my mind, I'm usually good for a duration.
    1727 days ago
    Good luck
    1727 days ago
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