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Mowing off the weight

I posted earlier this week that my daughter got me this little baby for Mother’s Day and that it was going to be my new weight-loss tool!  Well, it really works!!  I spent 40 minutes pushing it around the “very too tall” grass in our yard last night and by the time I was finished I was sweating up a storm.  This morning though, I was not sore!!  Miracle, huh??

Weedeater Lawn Mower from my daughter!

Weedeater Lawn Mower from my daughter!

New toy from my daughter.

New toy from my daughter.

The mower is very lightweight, easy to start and does a great job.  It does cut a bit close to the ground and I can’t raise it off the ground at all but maybe I won’t have to mow as often.  That won’t bode well with weight-loss but it sure does do a great job!  The lawn looks great!

I recommend this little baby for anyone that has a small yard and wants to keep the big machine away from the flower beds!!  Our yard around the house is small but the yard between the house and gazebo is huge.  I’ll use this little jewel around the gazebo, trees and small walkways.



Weight loss update

On the 25th of March I posted about starting over on my weight loss goals. It’s working!! I’ve started keeping my food journal again and though I may not walk everyday, I am walking at least twice a week during my breaks at work and working in the yard or with the animals on the weekends. I went back for a weigh-in on the 9th of April and had lost two + pounds. I’m meeting with my weight coach every two weeks again.  The two new pair of pants that I had bought were size 14 and were starting to feel too tight to wear again.

Gloria Vanderbilt jeans in a size 14.

Gloria Vanderbilt jeans in a size 14.

The size 16’s were feeling very good but knew that wasn’t how I wanted to deal with this and I’m working really hard to get back on track with this weight issue.

My weight coach is wonderful and so encouraging. When I was dealing with my younger brothers health issues the anxiety was unreal and I didn’t want to burden my family with what I was feeling so I ate and didn’t exercise at all.  I guess one excuse is as good as any!!

I also have three friends at work that listen to my troubles, walk with me, and encourage me to keep working at it. Carol, Gwen and Kathryn make me laugh and feel good about myself. You guys are my weekday lifeline and I love all three of you!

My best friend that lives on the eastern shore it my other lifeline. We talk, cry, scream and do all the things that best friends do together, even at a distance, to get through the “bumps” in our lives. I love you Margaret!!

I went back to my weight coach Wednesday and have lost four more pounds in the last two weeks.  I was so excited!

I just wish the weather was more comfortable to walk in.  The wind wreaks havoc on my sinuses and I’ve gone all winter (KNOCK ON WOOD) without getting sick and don’t want to push my luck.  I will continue to take short walks a couple of times a day while taking breaks at work and definitely walk or work at the farm to get the exercise I need to lose more and replace the fat with muscle!

Hubby told me last night he could tell a difference and I know I feel better.  I really think the exercise, the food journal I keep and the not eating after 7:00 p.m. is the results of the weight loss.  My goal for the next 8 weeks is to lose 10 more pounds and I’ll be the happiest girl in the world.

Keep me in your prayers!!