Changes in Philosophy

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Changes in Philosophy
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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 5:30pm
I joined the YMCA a couple of weeks ago and with the exception of two days that I was out of town, I have been every day.

I decided that I don't care anymore whether I lose weight or not. Yeah, I have over 100 pounds to go until I'm at a healthy weight, but you know, I am more than a number on a scale. I can't live like this anymore. So I'm going to the gym to relieve stress.

Guess what? I've lost seven and a half pounds.

Hugs,

Ruth

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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 6:35pm
What a great way of thinking..and it's working for you too!!

Congratulations on joining the YMCA! My husband wants to...but right now I don't believe we have the money to do it. Plus with a 4 yr. old at home...I think it would be easier for me to work out at home.

And Way To Go on the weight loss!! See what happens when we shift our priorities (note to self..try that) Maybe I should start exercising to relieve stress...I'll be buff in no time...hehehee

Great Job Ruth...Be Proud!!

Laurie

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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 11:33pm
Way to go Ruth.....keep thinking like that and you'll be AWESOME!!!

cl-JeNN

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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 11:44pm
wait...wait....I worded that wrong............

YOU ALREADY ARE AWESOME!!!! You'll be MORE awesome :o))))))))

You're awesome because you have made a decision to better yourself physically and mentally! YOU are WORTH IT!!!

Let's rock this week!!!

cl-JeNN

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Mon, 04-07-2003 - 10:02am
WOOOOHOOOOOO! That's fantastic, Ruth! Congrats!
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Mon, 04-07-2003 - 11:40am
Ruthie, you go girl!!!! That is fabulous. Sometimes we do get caught up in the weight loss cycle and it can really take its toll. You are focusing on you and feeling better and it is working!!!! Good for you! Hugs, Debra