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Confession . . .

Friday, March 12, 2010

Somewhere along the course of the last few months of family difficulties my motivation here has just disappeared. Ive been trying to muster some enthusiasm but my absolute preference at the moment is to spend pretty well all my time in bed not even on the couch ;-) - not feeling miserable/depressed but my energy levels are zero and I cant seem to pick up. Ive been pampered on a health farm Ive had a great family birthday celebration the sun is coming out I have no excuse, but there it is.
Whatever - Im giving myself a rest from worrying about anything else this weekend and hoping to focus on calories and gentle strength and cardio. Im just not going to give up but I need to marshal some enthusiasm and motivation from somewhere right now.

  
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MEDDYPEDDY 3/16/2010 8:07AM

    This is so hard - to be a victim to myself... and I can never tell when paralysis strikes and I can be in a great flow of energy and insiration and then suddenly...pooof and Im laying around and nothing is fun. THis is one of those days and I am trying to surrender to it hoping that my acceptance will give me back my flow of yesterday...

Im rooting for you, feel my support all across the ocean!



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TSEWARD 3/13/2010 8:38AM

    I am sorry you are feeling yucky! I don't know exactly how you feel, but boy do I empathize. When I feel as you, no amount of self motivating gets me out of my rut. I agree with NEW-CAZ...sometimes your body just says enough is enough. All of that happy stuff you had is still 'stress' on the body. Be kind to yourself, be patient, let your body and mind have a break. Keep in touch with supportive friends, and try to fit in some protein so your brain can make lots of seratonin and other happy brain chemicals.

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NEW-CAZ 3/12/2010 5:56PM

    Sometimes your body tells you enough is enough!
Have a rest this weekend but if that dragging feeling persists go for a gentle walk- that should lift your spirits.
And don't try to get back to dieting and exercising like a demon- take it slow or you'll burn out again.
Worried about you hun, take care
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Happy - happy - happy :-))

Monday, February 22, 2010

I am so-o happy to be back in my own home this week and in charge of my own habits - even if things go awry I know who to blame! So today I've walked a lot, exercised to Coach Nicole's DVD which is my current favourite and doubly so that I am happy with the opportunity to do one or two 10 minute sections at moments to suit me. I am now with the Quickfire Challenge Team whose challenges also offer the possibility of short bursts of exercise throughout each day. I have the attention span of a gnat where exercise is concerned and all this suits me well. I can plan my food days as I choose. So, assuming that I stick to a reasonable food plan, things could go well this week

  
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TSEWARD 2/24/2010 6:35PM

    So nice to be back in your own home, with your own fridge/schedule/comfy bed/peace and quiet. I am so glad to hear it!

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NEW-CAZ 2/23/2010 7:04AM

    emoticonHi hun
Just bumping your blog to renew my subscription to it.
I closed my SP a/c in error and this is the only way I can think of to make sure I keep abreast of your news.
Look forward to your next blog
Luv ya
Caz
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CRAUDI 2/22/2010 3:42PM

    Yay! :)

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Doing so-o much better

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another week spent trying to keep things straight. As this week was planned - as opposed to a last minute dash to a disastrous time last week - I t armed myself with a refillable water bottle and food for myself for the week - daytime food that is. For some reason my partner objects to my following a food plan for my Spark activities - I know that doesn't stop me but se does know how to make life difficult and I prefer to avoid these difficulties. Anyway - with some tact I am eating my own stuff during the day and cooking what my partner requests in the evenings and just limiting my portions. Seems to be working - and I feel I'm doing well. On top of that I'm running round after my very energetic grandson which is good for me in every way I can think of. I have also been doing a ten minute work out once or twice a day . I feel satisfied that things are as good as they can be. emoticon

  
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TSEWARD 2/19/2010 10:53PM

    Thank you for your get well wishes!

It is tough to stick to your routine when with loved ones who have different goals. I think you are doing great! It sounds like 3/4 of your meals are your choice/healthy eating. It is very loving of you to let your DIL be in charge of the last 1/4. It's possible she is just trying to be a good hostess and wow you with her cooking, but then there are food pushers too. I feel your pain. You are doing awesome and handling it with such tact! Remarkable balance. I struggle to achieve this. When to act in harmony with my goals, and when to compromise and be reasonable for the sake of good relationships with others.

Sending you hugs and warm fuzzies,



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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 2/18/2010 5:29PM

    Glad to hear you're making the best of it. Hope DIL finally realises what a gem you are!!
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Jackie x

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GRAMMYTINK 2/18/2010 6:20AM

    You can only do so much in some situations, but it sounds like you have it under control and am doing good. Keep it up..

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ERINVOICE 2/18/2010 6:16AM

  I always found it very strange how people around me aren't supportive at all. Keep up the good motivation!

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Changing negative to positive

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Woke up today knowing that my negative mood of the past days has to change. I was lucky to fall over a blog from another Sparker having a really bad time (there must be hundreds of us with difficulties of one sort of another) and determined to be positive and constructive for herself and her family. These were my early morning thoughts that have now been firmed up from reading her blog. There's ALWAYS help on here - how amazing everyone is. So - back to water (rather than alcohol) - back on to the nutrition tracker - back to whatever exercise I can do - and back to makeing a double effort to look after everyone - and myself - in the best and most loving way possible.

  
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TSEWARD 2/17/2010 5:56PM

    Good for you! Seems like no matter what is dragging us down, we never 'feel like' taking positive steps. those first few are very difficult. And you have taken them! thank you for your comment/encouragement! It is my turn to be sick...haven't been on SP because everything makes me feel crappy. Or it could be because I feel crappy that I don't feel like doing anything? Just wanted to check in and let you know I am thinking of you, and always look forward to your comments.

Dr. postponed my surgery because of this cold/flu/fever. Hoping to feel better soon. Sending you lots of warm fuzzies,
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TRENTDREAMER 2/14/2010 5:01PM

    Best of fortune to you on the food tracking, the water and visiting your son.

Cheers!

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JOYCEMARIE9 2/14/2010 7:24AM

    Every day is a new day and we can make of it what we want, put the past in the past and think what you can do to make this a better day. It does not have to be any thing grand just a few small things can make a big difference. Good luck you can do this and have a little fun along the way.

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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 2/14/2010 4:11AM

    You can do it Sonia - we both can!
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The Spark book

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Oh how grateful I am for 'that' book. It has really re-inforced my determination and - as I have said previously in a blog - reminded me what I am doing and why. I'm reading it in the same way I read when I was studying at university so long ago - page markers - notes in the margins and even some accompanying notes on the netbook (not that the technology existed then but it saves a twig or two in paper copies). The other great thing is that when I'm offline and away in my little cottage as I am about to be, I have it, and the various accompanying trackers to print off that will to keep me going until I get back. So - the Spark book, Coach Nicole's accompanying DVD and I - are off for a country break. 'See' you all in a few days, mygood Spark friends. emoticon

  
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TSEWARD 2/3/2010 6:18PM

    Thank you for your wonderful comment and high praise! Your encouragement is just what I need right now. Enjoy your R&R, so important!
Looking forward to your return!


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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 2/3/2010 4:23PM

    Hmmm .... still waiting for Amazon to deliver mine! emoticon

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LINDACHRISTIE 2/3/2010 8:12AM

    The book is very inspirational. I finnished reading the other night. Gave me the K.U.T.B I needed to start again.

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MSBUTTERFLY1976 2/3/2010 4:11AM

    Enjoy. I am considering ordering the book as well.

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SALLYRYCROFT1 2/3/2010 4:11AM

    Thank you an excellent reminder of how good the book is. Today I will read some more

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MEDDYPEDDY 2/3/2010 1:47AM

    Thanks for the inspiration - I got my Spark Book last thursday but due to the turmoil that my life is in I havent opened it so far... maybe now is the time!

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