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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (to habits)

Monday, April 01, 2013

To Life!
To Spark People!
To Changes!

I thrive on change and lack of habits. I live to put spice and spark in my life. So this morning, I'm starting a new habit.

Actually, I was forced into it last week when the hypothyroid diagnosis said, "Take this pill, then wait about an hour and a half to eat."

And while I was wondering what to do while I waited an hour and a half to break my fast, and wondering if I would become a ravenous bear while I waited to eat my berries, yogurt, and nuts, I read about SP April Rise and Shine challenge. The SP Gods were smiling on me then because I get to rise, take that pill, then do my workout before breakfast. I checked with the doctor to be sure that would be ok.

So you get to watch this streak unfold because I will have to report here on my blog since I closed that Facebook account. No, that wasn't a case of spicing up my life. It seems I'm also very opinionated. But I'm happy to report I have survived without it.

So Rise and Shine Day 1 report: Walked a mile. Had a breakfast of strawberries, raspberries, banana, Greek Yogurt, TJ flax seed with blueberries, and raw almonds. To my opinionated mind, it was a delicious awesome sunrise to this rising, shining morning!!

For you inquiring minds, I DID NOT turn into a ravenous bear. Of course you would have had to be here to form your own opinions

  
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JUSTYNA7 4/2/2013 11:12AM

    I have such a conflict with meds and food. I'm diabetic and hypothyroid so on one hand take a pill and wait.. on the other eat every few hours and definitely within a half hour of rising. We are doing a dance.

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CHRISTINASP 4/2/2013 5:13AM

    YOU? Opinionated?! :)

I'm sure you will as usual find your way with this and get all the positive out of the situation.

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PATRICIAAK 4/1/2013 7:10PM

    You are making lemonade out of a lemon.

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POPSY190 4/1/2013 5:15PM

    I saw the April challenge and thought it looked great. You have made a great start to it. emoticon

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NELLIEC 4/1/2013 5:05PM

    Mine say to take 30 minutes before eating. That allows me to feed all my pets after taking the dogs out and then I get to eat.

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LESLIELENORE 4/1/2013 12:28PM

    How great that you found a silver lining!

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MAUITN 4/1/2013 11:44AM

    Don't know what medication you are taking, but mine says wait 30 minutes to an hour. I take it as soon as I wake. It and a glass of water is on my bedside table. I don't like to eat soon after I wake, but even if I did, getting up, bathroom, dressing, making coffee would take 30 minutes or more. Check your medication instructions to make sure you have to wait that long.

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LVSHOPE 4/1/2013 10:27AM

    I take the same daily pill. When I awaken in the middle of the night , I take the pill & when I get up 1-4 hours later I can have breakfast without setting a timer.

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SHARJOPAUL 4/1/2013 10:02AM

    Sounds like a great way to start the day.

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AUGUSTDRAGON 4/1/2013 9:42AM

    Might have been fun to see a ravenous bear playing a harp! Your breakfast sounded perfectly wonderful...for a bear. emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 4/1/2013 8:27AM

    Find strength in weakness, and overcome life issues. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Shake it Up? Who, Me?

Saturday, March 30, 2013

This morning, Coach Nicole sat right there in her video arm chair and told me she wanted me to shake it up. Really. Just when I thought I was doing a pretty good job of doing just that. After all, I'm not spending 13 hours in the recliner anymore.

And the new thyroid med schedule gets me up and out for our morning doggie walk while I wait to be able to eat my healthy breakfast.

And I've switched my pool workout to the evening so I don't get sunburned like I did on Tuesday. And just last night I started doing 5 minutes of intensive water aerobics followed by 5 minutes of treading water alternating for an hour.

But that is quickly settling into a pattern. I don't think I'll get bored with it, but I don't want my body to "settle in" and wind up back on that plateau.

So, I'm going to become the earth shaker. I mean, people in this mobile home development are going to think there's an earthquake under their feet or a sinkhole is forming as I start to do workouts in the house during the sunniest, hottest part of the day. I have an exercise ball, 8 dumbbells (sets of 2, 3, 5, and 10 lb), a jumprope, stretch bands, and a hula hoop; and 5 DVDs waiting for the time the hot sun would drive me indoors. Well the time has come.

I've not ever done anything with the 10 lb. dumbbells except use them to weight down my EZ UP display tent. Maybe I can work up to them to increase muscle, burn more calories, and bring MY weight DOWN.

And as for that hula hoop, this will be the year when my inner child takes over and reminds me how to make it stay up.

My ankles and feet are very much afraid of the jump rope.

So it seems there'll be a whole lot of shakin' goin' on around here during the day. And in the evening, I think I'll keep going to the gym on Thursday evenings for Aqua Zumba and Water Exercise.

And finally, my sister is a personal trainer. She will be here tomorrow and we're going out for lunch. I'm going to hire her for a while to get a little more specific than the advice she gave on the Trader Joe trip: "Just do Squats!"

In my goals for the year, I promised my inner child that I would put some fun into my fitness plan. I thought I had done that, going to the pool so much because I know she loves the water. But I hear her giggling about this plan already.



I guess I'll have to check the tires on the bike, too. I can ride it to the pool.


  
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JUSTYNA7 4/2/2013 11:15AM

    Hey, you and I have a lot in common! I do pool workouts too and am channeling my inner child... actually she is more like a burlesque diva sometimes with those zumba water routines, lol.

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CHRISTINASP 4/2/2013 5:18AM

    Cute pics! I was thinking about this whole mix-it-up-shake-it-up thing this morning as I went out for my bike ride. Personally I decided to ignore that advice. I happen to love riding my bike and walking in nature, I've been doing that, as opposed to not doing anything at all, for two years or so now and I'm very pleased. It's fine with me for the time being to do the same thing!
I'm just glad that biking has become my habit and that I enjoy it!


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LORT-C 3/31/2013 12:46PM

    You Shake It!

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SHARJOPAUL 3/31/2013 9:26AM

    Sunburn at the pool already, I'm still wearing sweatshirts and waiting for the lake to warm up enough to jump in. Guess I will have to settle for my peddle boat and kayak for my water exercise for the next couple of months.

Put a basket on that bike and take it to the farmers market to get some yummy veggies!

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SAGELADY2 3/31/2013 8:10AM

    I was so tickled to see sunshine and be able to wear a t-shirt outside yesterday and Friday. I don't mind the heat in the middle of summer either. Something about sweating it all out feels good. Can't wait to go swimming again. Sounds like you are having a good time getting your body out there and moving around.

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NELLIEC 3/30/2013 11:26PM

    I think the inner child does need some fun. I'm planning on letting my inner child do some dancing pretty soon.

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PATRICIAAK 3/30/2013 4:24PM

    A day at a time leads to success.

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 3/30/2013 12:10PM

    Excellent! I am impressed that you have so much equipment. I'm just starting to investigate and broad and capacious world of at-home exercise DVD's.

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MATTEROFHEART 3/30/2013 11:30AM

    Good for you!!! I love reading your blogs!!!!
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BRERRABBIT1 3/30/2013 11:17AM

    BRAVELUTE,
:) WTG, girl!

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Now I KNOW why I've been so cold this winter . . .

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

1. I spent a month on a cold mountain.
2. I've been swimming most every day this winter. The ONLY time I EVER did that was when I had to take swimming class in January in high school, outdoor pool, NOT heated, a LOOOOONG time ago.
3. My thyroid quit doing the things it was supposed to do like regulate BMR, normal body temp, keep skin and hair from drying out, keep my energy up, keep me clear headed, and probably a gazillion other things that it dabbled in around my body.

Now don't get me wrong. I'm really glad we've discovered why I was spending a couple of hours bundled up with mittens, gloves, ski cap, and a pile of blankets drinking tea. Or why I'd feel the need to tell the water exercise instructor I felt like I was moving through cement.

If it weren't for Spark People, I'd still be sitting in my recliner never knowing I was fatigued or that there was another explanation for freezing or my dry skin, or my brain fog, or my hair falling out besides just getting old, or after effects of chemotherapy.

And the meds just might fix everything.

Day 1 of thyroid meds: I invited Mom to lunch and fixed it myself. Then I asked her if she wanted to go for a walk with me. She's 87 and moves like she's 47. She's always 10 steps ahead of me wherever we go anywhere together. Today I told her that in about 2 months, she wouldn't be able to keep up with me.

There was a time when I believe I was hyperactive. My grandfather bet me once that I couldn't sit still for 5 minutes. Boy, I wanted that quarter!! but I couldn't do it.

I wonder what this new me is going to be able to do this time next year??

  
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FIRECOM 3/28/2013 1:39PM

    I have noticed that my body "thermostat" is confused. I trust that it will adjust as I maintain (I hope) my goal weight.

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LESLIELENORE 3/28/2013 12:52PM

    I get cold faster now that I have lost so much weight. Glad you are taking care of the problem!

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SHARJOPAUL 3/28/2013 11:38AM

    I'm glad you have found a way to correct some of your health problems

Maybe another reason you have been cold this winter is you have had less fat to insulate you.

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BRERRABBIT1 3/28/2013 11:08AM

    :) Keep warm, BRAVELUTE, and prosper!

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PKBOO3 3/28/2013 10:41AM

    So proud for you that your health is doing so well now. You're lucky to be able to swim every day.

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    Sometimes we feel that we were in the right place and in the right time to be able to discover something. I'm glad that you know what was wrong and in the path to recovery. emoticon

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NELLIEC 3/27/2013 10:23PM

    Yes, the thyroid is very important for many of our normal functions. I just finished discussing this with my son since he is supposed to take thyroid and he was thinking he would quit since it is $10 per month. I think I persuaded him to continue taking the medication.

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PATRICIAAK 3/27/2013 9:05PM

    Glad you're on the road to recovery.

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BOSS61 3/27/2013 9:01PM

    OK, swimming in January. Where/ How? Sooo jealous!!!

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LINDA! 3/27/2013 8:50PM

    emoticon Your mother sounds like a lady that is in great shape!!

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Things to Do When You Find Yourself on a Plateau

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Be a tourist. Do touristy things.

1. Check the details of your itinerary. For this journey, be sure your goals, your fitness activity levels and tracking information, food tracking, water consumption, sleep, stress management, are right on time. They are like stamps on your passport for the next train on the next leg of your journey. All of those stamps need to be collected and in order before Customs will let you continue traveling.


2. Take time to get used to your surroundings. Anytime you go on vacation, jet lag takes over until you get used to the newness of the place. So observe the new landscape that is YOU. Take some measurements. Go window shopping and catch sight of that new person in the reflection in the windows and mirrors. The last two weeks, I have been catching myself in the window or mirror, I look again, and actually smile at myself and say, "Hi!" or "Hey, how ya doin?" or "Wow!! Lookin good!"

3. Go shopping for yourself--not to buy anything--but to learn what you like now and what you don't, to learn what fits and what doesn't, to learn what styles look good on you and what styles don't. For me, as I packed up boxes of clothes for the women's shelter, and started shopping for a couple of shirts to wear with pants that still fit me, I learned that the boxy shirts and crew neck t-shirts should now be replaced by fitted shirts and v-neck t-shirts with sleeves that fit. AND I learned that I could find those things that actually fit. In fact I found several things that fit in a range of sizes. I learned I needed to buy for the immediate journey ahead, not for the winter season 9 months away. Who could predict the landscape then?? Certainly not me. That is uncharted territory!!


4. Collect Souvenirs of your visit.
Hand the camera over to another traveler on your journey to get snapshots for your scrapbook page "A Day in My Life on the Plateau" Then create the scrapbook page, or even a Travel Poster with the next plateau off in the distance. You might be close enough to goal so that you even see the Maintenance Station in the hazy distance. But it might also be just another plateau on the journey.


5. Start a travel journal if you haven't yet. Record in pictures and words your nostalgic Visits to the old and familiar places you USED to visit. Then go to a few that you now enjoy. Then visit some new ones, places you felt you'd never go, that you perhaps are a little afraid to venture there.

What are your nostalgic places? For me on this journey, I have two: my recliner and my winter robe. I haven't been sitting in that recliner as much. And during this current cold snap, I was very cold after 90 minute workout in the pool. I put my winter robe on and it wrapped around me twice.

The place I thought I'd never go, let alone enjoy is the gym--the YMCA. Yet as I walk out after Aqua Zumba, I pass the regular Zumba class and think, "I can remember a time when I'd never dream of setting foot in there, because I'm so uncoordinated." And now, while I worry about my ankles and feet being able to do the hour workout, I'm not afraid of trying it.
Perhaps that's what I'll work toward so that when I make it to my next plateau, I'm able to actually do a complete hour of Zumba class.


And while it might seem ludicrous, my food tracker is a nostalgic place. I actually went back to last August and read through the types of things I was eating. And then I compared that to the daily plans of the last week. Wow!! They have REALLY changed. And that made me look at my Groupings and favorite recipes. I spent some time weeding out the things I would probably never again eat or prepare in that way again. Yes, some choices now are for health, but I have developed a new idea of delicious also. So I need to create a scrapbook page with a key then and now picture, measurements, blog, menu plan for the day, fitness tracked for the day . . .

6. Put together A Plateau Cookbook

So while I was on this last plateau, I decided I'd create Bravelute's Plateau Cookbook on SP Recipes, where I start recording my recipes and saving recipes from other Sparkers that fit the current new me. And I will also include favorite groupings from stores and restaurants where I go to sample the work of creative chefs on this vacation. A vacation where I experience new foods, where I'm not afraid of being around those old triggers, where I can find my healthy choices. A vacation where I search out places with like-minded chefs who care about my health. While I'm relaxing on this plateau, I can take some time to consult some Healthy Food travel Guides and plan some new food adventures. I found some delicious, healthy offerings at Trader Joes. Next week, I'm going to check out Whole Foods.

You are welcome to steal recipes from my Plateau Cookbook. It is a work in progress, but available at
recipes.sparkpeople.com/cookbooks.as
p?cookbook=742730


7. Collect memories of NEW in your journal. Especially newness of reactions and relationships. Take time to reflect on the subtle and up in your face differences in your close relationships and the way people respond to you now. Is it them? Is it you? doesn't matter. What does matter is that you stay happy in your close relationships. Have you noticed changes? Are they for the better? Great. Are they for the worse? Do they need some attention here? You have the time while you're on this plateau. Make good use of it so that when the next train comes along, you are ready to hop on board.

8. Take some time to imagine this IS your goal and that you are in training for maintenance, when you get there. Because maintenance really is a plateau, a relatively flat place where you really don't want to fall down, and you certainly can't see anywhere to go that is "UP", at least scale-wise.

9. Enjoy the visit to the Plateau Resort. But be ready at the station when the train pulls out, because there are new landscapes still waiting for you to create.

  
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1ALISSUCCESS 3/27/2014 4:21AM

    I too am stuck on a plateau, maybe there should be a challenge, BREAKING THROUGH THE PLATEAU BARRIER. There seem to be so many of us. I honestly didn't realize so many people on this site also hit plateau's. It is very frustrating to me because I have a damaged heart and need to weigh daily.
It's disheartening to see the same number on the scale and I can't seem to get below that number, no matter what I do!
Anyway, it really lifted my spirits to read your blog and the comments by everyone that followed your story. You truly are an inspiration to me and helped me feel better tonight about being STUCK ON A PLATEAU!

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SAMMI-SAM 11/14/2013 2:27PM

    I got through my plateau by pushing myself harder. I was in a plateau for 3 months and pushed harder, added 300 more calories and started jogging. I got through it! emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 7/6/2013 12:35PM

    AWESOME LADY. WAY TO GO. OH YA! GOOD LUCK ON YOU PLATEAU JOURNEY.

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SUPERSYLPH 6/28/2013 2:58PM

    Thank you, I'm currently on a plateau!

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GEORGE815 5/12/2013 6:20PM

    What a lot of travel plans!

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OOPSIEDAYZ45 5/6/2013 5:42PM

    Great ideas and a great way to stay positive. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 5/2/2013 5:25AM

    Great blog and info. Thanks.

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MAYBER 4/28/2013 9:08PM

    Have had many plateaus on my journey
Thank you so much for your thoughts and advice
Will certainly apply what you have written
One day at a time
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LAINYC 4/27/2013 1:50PM

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CJYOUCANDOIT 4/24/2013 12:51PM

    Great perspective on plateaus. I have always thought of them as negative. Thank you for showing me a different way.

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CYNTSATIONAL 4/22/2013 3:28PM

    emoticon for this new perspective in this land of Plateau! Fresh ideas for a place we will all stop and visit on our journey. Keep SPARKing!

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LIVIAFEROLLA 4/22/2013 10:46AM

    Thank you for the inspiration! Keep going!

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BLISS_OM 4/22/2013 10:43AM

    You shared a great set of perspectives to hold during what can often feel like a disappointing and frustrating time for most, if not all, dieters. Thanks for giving me another way to look at the experience and to occupy my heat and mind productively in the meantime. Thank you!

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SPARKBJOK 4/22/2013 5:20AM

    Great ideas!

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HAPPYMOM8 4/21/2013 10:47PM

    wow, i have read a lot of wonderful blogs, but this takes the blue ribbon!
so creative and so fun!.
Pat

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IAMERRICA 4/21/2013 9:57PM

    I already do this. Thanks I am getting use to the picture now and I feel the weight loss is still on going just slower. Wish I could speed it back up again :) I love the way you make it a journey to different places as in reference to our bodies transitioning into the new us. Great job and again Thanks.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/21/2013 3:23PM

    Wow, that was awesome!! Thanks for sharing. :)


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223DAISY 4/20/2013 5:38AM

    emoticon This is just what I needed.

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LITTLEIM 4/20/2013 4:22AM

    What a great way to think and feel about reaching a plateau! I want to print this out and post it on my food cupboard door so I can be inspired whenever I see it. In fact - I may just do that. Thank you!

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DEBSTER48 4/19/2013 7:08PM

    Thank you for this very useful resource!

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ISABELLE31 4/19/2013 6:20PM

    Loved this post! Thank you for sharing!

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FLDEEZ 4/19/2013 4:32PM

    What a wonderful post! You are giving so many great ideas to so many people! Thank you. For now my scale is creeping (and I do mean creeping) down fairly steadily, BUT I have been dreading and worrying about the plateau that I know is ahead. Your point of view and great ideas have REALLY helped to calm that fear. I too wish there were an "I LOVED this" button!

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JACKIE542 4/19/2013 3:49PM

    So many great ideas, thank you I do need this now. emoticon

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NANADEE44 4/19/2013 2:56PM

    Not unlike Facebook's famous "Like" button, SparkPeople should have a "Love" button option when you find something as creative and fun to read as your blog was today. I did not just "Like" it, I LOVED it. I smiled all the way through and will never look at my plateaus in the same way.

Thank you so much and I will be visiting your collection of SP recipes.

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WRITINGDIVA1 4/19/2013 2:11PM

    This give me a whole new way of looking at this. I love the way you compare a plateau, something that is usually dreaded, to being a part of the journey. Next time I reach a plateau instead of getting discouraged and fighting harder to break it, I will take some time to accept it and continue doing what I'm doing. Acceptance sounds like the key.

Thanks for your words of wisdom.

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NEWTINK 4/19/2013 1:57PM

    emoticon blog .. emoticon I love the analogy

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SHANNONY84 4/19/2013 1:13PM

    Thank you for sharing! I needed some motivation today!

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SUNSHINE192DAY 4/19/2013 12:41PM

    Amazing blog! I'm also on a plateau right now and this gives me inspiration! Congrats on being the featured blog too!

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CHERIJ16 4/19/2013 12:26PM

    Thank you for your inspiration. I am on a plateau right now and your blog helps a lot. emoticon

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ODELLANNA 4/19/2013 12:17PM

  Great article! I can see you are a writer, and I wonder if you have been published. If not, you should be. Thanks for the encouraging words. emoticon





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JSEATTLE 4/19/2013 11:22AM

  What a unique way to make my Spark Journey a real journey! Love it! Thank you for the suggestions.

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CAMSEDGE 4/19/2013 10:37AM

    Thank you for all the wonderfull input and creative way of looking at this journey. emoticon

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MARYM1962 4/19/2013 10:22AM

  what a great way of looking at things - makes it seem so much simpler and much easier to do - Thank You

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AUGUSTDRAGON 4/19/2013 9:34AM

    I've been on a plateau for five months now, did I ever think once to just smell the roses and look back at where I'd come from. Time to find the keys, gas the car and drive to the next plateau in the distant horizon so I can enjoy the view there. Thanks for the travel advice. See you on down the road soon.

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CRYSTALS43 4/19/2013 9:33AM

  Thankyou so much for your excelllent suggestions. I am in a TOPS group. And will share your info at our meeting. Blessings and Good Health to you.
Machelle

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CURRAHEE68 4/19/2013 8:10AM

    Thank you. Very interesting on what to do when I am here long enough to hit a plateau.
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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 4/19/2013 7:52AM

    GREAT advise!

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DWSCHUYLER 4/19/2013 6:02AM

    Going to be a good one to remember. Many words of wisdom. While I have just started this 2 weeks ago, I know from past experience that it is going to be slow going, with lots of plateaus along the way. In fact, looking back, plateaus are the number one reason that I have stopped and started so many times!


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WATERDIAMONDS 4/19/2013 6:00AM

    Lovely analogy and great blog. Thank you for making the stop on Plateau Platform less negative!
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ILOVEROSES 4/19/2013 4:19AM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/19/2013 2:17AM

    Fun stuff!

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    Thanks for the great blog. Good for you for not letting the plateau get you down. All those suggestions are great. Keep up the great work. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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We love to travel and do sightseeing when i am able. Thanks for so many different suggestions!

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PUFFYKITTY 4/18/2013 9:40PM

    Great blog. I am inspired. I like the way you see things!

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A cold front will not stop me

Monday, March 25, 2013

I know many of you are still struggling with cold and snow and ice. So when I voice my complaints of 84 degrees yesterday when I went to the pool, and 44 degrees with strong wind this morning, you probably are thinking, "What is she complaining about??" Or those of you who know I was born in Florida might wonder what I did for fitness when it was so cold . . .

Well, I went for a walk in the morning.

Then at 3:30, instead of another walk, I went to the pool for an hour followed by a warm up in the sauna. It was lovely. It had warmed up to 63 but the wind must have been 25 mph. AND the pool was 84 degrees. Supposed to be colder tomorrow but by Friday we should be back to 84 air temp and 84 water temp.

I figure another week of cooler weather, and then it will be summer here. And everyone left in Florida will start complaining about how hot is is. I just tell them to come join me in the pool!!

I see my primary doctor tomorrow for my 6 month check-up and blood work report. Wonder what the scale there will say. I ALWAYS weigh more there than at home!!

  
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LESLIELENORE 3/26/2013 1:00PM

    I am dreaming of warmer weather.... but it is still just a dream.

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SHARJOPAUL 3/26/2013 10:18AM

    Hope your test turn out great! I have learned not to worry about what a scale other than the one I use regularly says I weigh since all scales tend to vary somewhat from each other.

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NELLIEC 3/26/2013 1:51AM

    When I saw my doctor recently, I commented to the nurse that their scale said more than mine. She said that everyone says that. Of course, when I weigh I do it after "going" and before dressing. At the doctor's I have had several hours of having meals and am fully dressed, so that is probably the difference.

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PATRICIAAK 3/26/2013 12:23AM

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