Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day 8: Zoomin,' Playin,' & Weighin'


Every day
do something
that will inch you closer to
a better tomorrow.

Doug Firebaugh

Inspirational Song


Rascal Flatts

Zoomers Out of the Trunk
I've been carrying my Zoomers--smaller swim fins--in the trunk of my car for a long time. This morning I released them. Hubby & I went to our neighborhood pool ~7:45 and swam and tread and crab walked around the pool for 1/2 hour. We had it all to ourselves. It was glorious. We haven't taken advantage of the pool we pay homeowner's association fees for in the almost 2 years we've lived here. Today we did. I can't wait to go again.

Making Myself Bigger--WHAT??
Today I also had a session just for me and Puppy Yeats with Wendy, the owner of Pups In Progress. (We got a brief walk in with a new head leading leash that Wendy has had a change of heart about me using.)

Our Golden Doodle Yeats behaves Hubby beautifully. Me, not so much. He works from home and is with her more. Plus, I'm not very consistent . . . .

Today Wendy's message was to me that I had to claim more of my space and act bigger than I am. . .moving into Yeat's space to show her I'm the alpha dog. Oh, the irony. . . ! Here I am trying to be LESS big . .. C'est la vie! :)

First Weigh In
This morning was also my first weigh in since I started counting calories on July 4. I lost 6.4 pounds. Yay! Very, very satisfied with that!


  1. I don't have anything nearly as fun lying around in my car waiting to be used. There was a random oar in there once, but I think that qualifies as more of a weapon.

  2. Great "Today's Inspiration!" It just takes a little something, a little effort, to make great changes. Nice reminder.

  3. 6.4? Oh well, don't feel too bad. Even those little losses add up. Be happy with whatever the scale gives up.

  4. Congrats on the weight loss!! That's terrific. Spending time at the pool will be a fun way to work out. By the way, I love your puppy's name:)

  5. Congratulations!!!! That weigh-in rocks so wonderfully!!

    I'm so happy and proud of you, you're awesome!!


  6. Wow! Sandy WOW! What a triumph for your first week. Well done on the 6.4 lb loss. And well done on going to the pool. That is the BEST exercise there is in the world. Oh WOW, girl. I'm so proud of you; I don't know how proud you must be feeling of yourself. Not to put a dampner on things, just remember to keep on in this, your second week. Don't deviate, don't lose your focus. In a word, keep planning with the same enthusiasm you have now and you'll reap a reward at the end of this week as well. I'm routing for you all the way, my friend and cannot wait to read your posts each day. (((BIG Hugs))) Jo xxx

  7. Jack Sh*t said he bought some running shoes, but they must have been defective; he never really felt like running!

  8. I know I'm a little late on this, but... CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss! I'm very, very, VERY proud of you!


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