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Well, no wonder! DUH!

Friday, November 11, 2011

I had a long day. Started out really well.
I have lost another pound! WOOHOO!
I had a nice breakfast, everything ready to leave for work. No stress. DH even had car windshield clean and warmed...
I stopped in WallyWorld to get my fruit and an entree for lunch. Healthy Choice Manicotti Frommage(sp?) was chosen, and was quite good, surprisingly! ;)
Work went well. I came home to find DH had done ALL laundry! What a guy! (Or else he is finally getting trained after 34 years...LOL!) We decided to go out for supper. I started having some hip pain, then nerve pain going down my leg. We walked around in WalMart for a bit, trying to see if it would make my hip feel better. Nope.
Came home and thought I would finish my SP tracking. Pain is not letting up. Looked at clock and noticed I should take evening meds. Hobbled to kitchen and picked up my Friday pill case...
DUH! No wonder I hurt!
I have now taken meds. They should kick in in about 20 minutes. At least now I know I haven't done something to myself... I can exercise in the morning whether I hurt or not. It teaches me I HAVE to stick to my routines, especially when I feel great! My RA isn't going away... it is managed. Managed means paying attention and doing what I am supposed to do!
Lesson learned!

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SLIMLILA 11/11/2011 11:47PM

    Glad to hear you figured out what the problem was and how to resolve it. I to have a chronic illness, diabetes and glaucoma. But, I too sometimes think I don't need my drugs or to follow a healthy diet, I think we need to realize we're doing it for ourself and we will ultimately feel better and be healthier if we take the best care of ourselves that we can... emoticon

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ELSCO55 11/11/2011 10:38PM

    emoticon Glad you will be feeling soon.

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Checking in...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I had another long day today. I planned well, and it wasn't so bad at all!
I used my SP app on my phone to keep up with foods I added after I got to work...I keep almonds at work, fruit cups... healthy, low cal snacks for when I work late and need a lift.
I stopped in WalMart on my way in to get a few extra steps on my pedo and pick up a few pieces of fresh fruit. I like to munch on an apple while I'm driving to work. Eases my stress in traffic...LOL!
I decided to treat myself to a Lean Cuisine entree for my lunch today. Mushroom tortelinni. Was a nice change of pace...
Did my WATP again tonight. I am no longer tired... wonderful benefit fo walking!
I'm enjoying a cup of skim milk and my ginger cookies.
Now I am ready to call it a day and get a good night's rest.
Have everything staged and ready to start the day tomorrow.
I'm ready! Bring on a new day! emoticon

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MILLERGIRL719 11/11/2011 6:23AM

    Sounds like a great routine! Keep working it!

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GIGALENA 11/10/2011 9:47PM

    That is good! I love your attitude! Bring it on!

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Exercise made me feel better! WOW!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

I was sore when I got up this morning. Figured it was my RA.
I decided I would wait to do my WATP tonight, after I came home.
My cloud of soreness had lifted during the day.
I was SO tired when I came home tonight!
Prepared everything to take a shower and chill the rest of the evening. I have tracked and had very balanced eating today! Not hungry. emoticon
Why can't I do my walking before I take the shower? The old tape began to play... it is too late...exercise will make you feel lousy...the soreness will come back! You cannot work well tomorrow if you are sore...yada yada. emoticon
I chose to do it anyway! I walked my 15 minutes... one mile. The tiredness LEFT! I am not over energized... I just feel good! I am now ready to take a nice hot shower and enjoy my evening snack of 4 gingersnap cookies and decaf coffee!
Lesson learned: Exercising at night will not keep me up all night, nor will it make me feel worse than I do before I start! IT WILL MAKE ME FEEL BETTER!
What a great gift! Knowledge IS power!

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GRENADAGIRL73 11/10/2011 9:48AM

    Way to go! Those old tapes sure like to keep us stuck in a rut. Good for you for just getting out there and doing it!


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MILLERGIRL719 11/10/2011 6:33AM

    Good for you!! What a great lesson to pass onto us all!

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Such a long day!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I am tired. I am grateful I walked first thing this morning, and tracked my food for the day at the beginning. Because I planned ahead, I stayed within my range of nutrition, and I didn't think about food except when it was time to eat it. I had energy to get through the day.
Will repeat the process tomorrow. Another long day. I am ready!

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GIGALENA 11/9/2011 6:59AM

    You rock! Way to go!

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Benefits so far...a renewed attitude and spirit!

Monday, November 07, 2011

One of the biggest benefits, so far, from becoming part of the SP community is that I have renewed my commitment to becoming healthy.
The support from my Spark Teams has given me the motivation to exercise daily, and enjoy it! I have renewed excitement about my SHE/FLYLADY routines, and it shows in my lovely, orderly house. Everything about me is more ordered...
Becoming part of SP has shaken me out of my comfort zone! My life's journey had gotten stale. I was accepting "just good enough" in a lot of areas in my life. I needed to stretch my wings again, and FLY a bit higher.
My journey is challenging again! It isn't easy. It may not always be fun. In fact, the mundane daily-ness is bound to rear it's head eventually, as the "newness" wears off.
The great thing is, in SP I have all the tools I need to stay the course... fellow travelers who will keep me accountable and encourage me, many sources of information to keep me learning and growing, and a fabulous website that will constantly urge/challenge me to take another step forward.
I can achieve any goal, if I want it bad enough.
The outer ME is starting to match the joyful inner ME... and THAT is the best benefit of all!

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KAYTIE22 11/7/2011 9:07PM

    This is so good to hear! You sound positive, focused and upbeat and you're going to meet your goals and go all the way. emoticon

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 11/7/2011 9:03PM

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JLBRHW 11/7/2011 8:53PM

  I'm finding it difficult to keep excited about the SP way of life because I'm in a community of over-eating party-people!! But your blog inspires me to keep trying - I want MY outer ME to match MY inner ME, too! Thanks!!

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