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Yellow Jeep Journey
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I will lose 113 pounds. My reward is a Yellow Jeep.
I will lose 113 pounds. My reward is a Yellow Jeep.

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#YellowJeepJourney Report: Back on Track!

It has been a good week ... travel to Charlotte, NC, and Jacksonville, FL, including business dinners and airport food, and I lost five pounds! Feels great!

What helped me achieve this progress?

1. I kept my eye on the goal - almost obsessively.
2. I tracked all the food I ate on MyFitnessPal, and stayed within the limits I set for myself.
3. I exercised every day - mostly by walking further than usual - and tracked all that walking on my Fitbit, which is conveniently linked to MyFitnessPal.
4. I focused on strengthening my faith in God.

Thanks to everyone who has supported and motivated me by sending good photos of Yellow Jeep and kind words of encouragement. I really appreciate it!

http://yellowjeepjourney.com/?p=181
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Thanks to my daughter for sharing this inspirational video about succeeding against all odds.
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I'm starting over ... seen the Yellow Jeep Project facebook page for more details:  http://facebook.com/yellowjeepjourney
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#YellowJeepProject Report: 33 pounds down; 80 to go

Well folks, it has been almost two months since I have checked in. The wheels fell off my Jeep. For a multitude of reasons I won't fully expound here, it has been a terrible two months on the Yellow Jeep front.  I gained back about half the weight I had lost. I had just about lost all hope of reaching my goal. Last weekend, I had almost decided to post a photo of a wrecked Yellow Jeep and call it all off. But four things happened that gave me hope and convinced me to pick up the pieces and restart my efforts.

1.  Dear friends kept sending me photos of Yellow Jeeps and offering encouragement.  I really appreciate the support from so many of you.  I'll post a bunch of those photos this morning.

2.  A close friend sent me this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."

3.  Last Friday, it was my good fortune to meet two inspiring people in the Target parking northeast Mesa.  Kelly Shin and her mother were just getting out of a Yellow Jeep as I drove in the parking lot.  When I asked if I could take a photo of their Jeep and explained this project, they offered words of encouragement that really meant a lot to me.  

4.  On Saturday, a distant acquaintance posted this quote from Albert Schweitzer on Facebook: "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." 

I realized that my chance meeting with the Shin's had offered new life to my Yellow Jeep flame.

So here I am, with new resolve to conquer this beast once and for all. Thank you all for not giving up on me when I had almost given up on myself.
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#YellowJeepProject Report: 56 pounds down; 57 to go

This week I got back on track. A few hiccups, but I did lose three pounds between last Tuesday and this morning. Gotta keep fighting the battle every day!

Thanks to everyone for your your continued support and encouragement! I am so grateful for you all! The word continues to spread. I received a #YellowJeep photo from Oklahoma (State #35) and another from from Spain (country #7)! The number of likes on the Yellow Jeep Project page rose to 268! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

facebook.com/yellowjeepproject
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#YellowJeepProject Report: 53 pounds down; 60 to go

The last 2-1/2 weeks have been pretty discouraging. I got sick during a trip to the midwest and didn't feel good enough to exercise. Then I got really depressed and tried to eat my way out of a dark hole. Of course, that didn't work. Net-net - I gained back 6 pounds. Arrggh!

But there were high points - thanks to all my great #YellowJeep friends. Every day, #YellowJeep encouragement came flowing in. People in 34 states have sent #YellowJeep photos! As of right now, 510 people have viewed the last #YellowJeep map I posted two days ago! With all that support, I am getting back on track. I went to the gym this morning again and feel better than I have in nearly two weeks. Onward and upward (or downward, depending on your point of view)! Thanks so much to you all.

http://facebook.com/yellowjeepproject 
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#YellowJeepProject Report: 59 pounds down; 54 to go

I made some good progress this week, losing another two pounds. It feels good to be back on track. It as fun to receive #YellowJeep photos from three more states, bring the total number of states to 29!

Thanks to you all for your undying support and encouragement. I'm going to conquer this crazy weight thing once and for all.

http://facebook.com/YellowJeepProject
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