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Sick and Weak

Friday, March 16, 2012

Still have the second bad cold within weeks. I barely made it through a minimum workout at the gym. I have loads of work and responsibilities that are piling up too; very hard to keep moving.

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CONIFERA 3/17/2012 12:05AM

    Ah, I hear your struggle with the cold, have been there myself. Sounds like you are wondering if it will EVER go away...! And I bet you resent it because it's dragging you down JUST as you are getting going with bearing healthy, figuring out SparkPeople, etc. (Not very fair!)

I can promise that all this good healthy stuff IS still here for you! Even if you feel too yucky to do much now. Just hang on to knowing it's here, and enjoy knowing you DO have these new, healthy habits and connections building.

To quote Gone with the Wind, "Tomorrow is another day..."


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sick again!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I just got over a nasty virus that is doing the rounds here (disrupted my life for almost two weeks) and now I have the identical symptoms again. I hope this won't interfere with my fitness classes that I have started recently and love! The good news is that I do not have my usual burning appetite. I lost a pound the last time I was sick (it happened before I joined Spark). Well I have to try to fall asleep again. I sleep when I can because the sore throat and congestion keep me up a lot.


No sleep last night, but a weekend of big exercise

Saturday, March 03, 2012

I was up most of the night because we had terrible storms and a power outage. It got very cold in the house. Saturdays and Sundays are big gym days for me because of my schedule. I did strength, cardio and stretching today. My brute spin/TRX session is tomorrow. Hope I can sleep tonight! Saturday is the day we reserve for grocery shopping. I try to buy a small quantity of at least one treat per week to keep me happy and motivated. Today I had a craving for spinach dip so I had some with crackers. I bought some new soy burgers to try later in the week. We will have maple syrup salmon sometime this week, with brown rice and veggies. That is something to look forward to!

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MAVERICK59 3/4/2012 12:38AM

    Sounds like a great menu you have planned!
I have those small treats too, helps keep me sane, I just factor them into my calorie count.

Sorry about the storm, but I am delighted it did not derail you from you goals for the day.

Glad we are in for tomorrow too, I need the competition!

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(Sigh) I ate 213 calories over the Maximum

Thursday, March 01, 2012

I did a lot of stress eating when I got home tonight. I am sure those calories will make it tougher to lose any weight in my first week, but I will just go to bed and start anew tomorrow. Lots of stress right now and I am tired; the cure really is to try to fall asleep earlier. I did an hour on the elliptical tonight but didn't feel terribly energetic. When I got home I binged on crackers and cashew butter.

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MAVERICK59 3/1/2012 9:05PM

    Good for you! You exercised even when you didn't feel like it.
That shows you are determined.
Don't sweat the extra calories.
You can easily work them off in the next few days.
Everyone stress eats on occasion.
Sounds like you kept it under control.

Good luck tomorrow, if you are interested, read my blog of 2-25-12. I would love to challenge you to a mini challenge tomorrow!


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family support and non-support

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I had a loving mom who battled weight issues herself; she never criticized me or pushed weight loss things on me (she really didn't have to, I was miserable being one of only three girls in my entire elementary school that was overweight!). I had other relatives, particularly one slim aunt, who constantly lit into me. I felt like telling her "Do you think anyone ENJOYS being fat? I would rather cut off a body part than be fat; I just have an awful time keeping lost weight off!". But I would just take it and feel like dirt. Many very, very hurtful words were said, and she was a person I really looked up to (and still do).

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LITTLEBJANET 3/10/2012 11:10AM

    I'm so sorry you had that feeling growing up. We tend to continue to accept those hurtful words as truth and therefore continue to struggle with them. Anytime my brother says something to me about my weight, I leave the room and cry! I should be over it by now!! Anyway, you are on the right track. Think positive thoughts about yourself.

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MAVERICK59 3/1/2012 9:37PM

    It is amazing how some folks feel humiliation is a form of tough love. As if their words are pearls from Heaven and now that we have been enlightened, we will quickly drop the weight.
Some people just suck at giving support.
Others just suck.

We often have to go outside our families to find the support we need.
It doesn't mean we don't love them, they just can't give us what they need.

Thank goodness we found Spark!

Hang in there,

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