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Persistance NOT Perfection! Right?...

Monday, February 06, 2012

Right?!!!!!

Okay, I have to post all things of this journey not just the good. I wasn't planning on blogging again so soon! But decided I needed to write while I'm in the moment.

About One hour ago I started getting cravings! I allowed myself one portion of a carb and told myself, "Now NO more!"

That carb allowance has triggered More INTENSE cravings. My DH just called. He asked how it's going. In panic tone I said, "NOT GOOD! I need you home ASAP and then I'm locking myself up in my room. I can't stay away from the food!!!" (since the little carb allowance I dug into the potato salad, but I did weigh it and took less than a serving AND I ate a hot dog, no bun).

I might be at my calorie count for today. Definitely over on my sodium! Since it's only 5:30 I think I'll eat a green salad with Tuna in an hour then be DONE!

DH won't be home for another hour. Here's to hoping I can keep away from the food! Once the daycare kids are gone my kids might have to fend for themselves while I lock myself upstairs.

I remember having a day like this in January. I might have to see if there is a timing corrolation.

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Krista

  
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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/7/2012 10:15PM

    You have received some great advice here! Good for you for blogging about it and removing yourself from the temptation as best as possible. And good for you for being mindful and measuring. And the title of your blog sums it up beautifully! Hang in there!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 2/7/2012 11:16AM

    Yikes. this is why I don't eat anything starchy anymore. It just makes me want to eat MORE.
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When I think I want starch or sugar, I've found that hitting it with protein helps make the feeling go away. Giving it starch and sugar just makes it stronger. Stupid hormones. Stupid confusing cravings. Leading to stupid binges. Yeah, there was a reason I was the size I was...

Another tactic you could try is to get OUT of the house where the food is. (Assuming you could take the kids with you - which you probably can't when they belong to other people.)

I'm so lucky I only have cats at home, and their food doesn't tempt me. Yet.
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THE_NEW_MELISSA 2/7/2012 10:00AM

    With persistence, comes balance. We have to learn that nothing will ever be "perfect". It's a give and take. So you had some potato salad, get on the treadmilll and give a little more of yourself. Sometimes depriving ourselves can make it even worse. I think your'e strong and doing great! Keep up the good work :)

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SOULWOMAN 2/7/2012 9:57AM

    Good job at reaching for the computer and blogging about your challenge. Not only is it a good distraction it also helps to just put it out there and then move on. Also a good idea to see if their is a timing corrolation to the day in January. I seem to get mine just before TOM hits. Hang in there!

Pam

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KARENDEE4 2/7/2012 9:24AM

    I have had this happen to me before. I just want to eat...not really hungry.

You can do it! Do your best to distract yourself. Maybe even exercise...sometimes that helps me.

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MINIDRIVER63 2/7/2012 8:48AM

    I am exactly the same way. There is no such thing as one slice of bread, one cracker. They are major trigger foods for me, setting off all kinds of activity in the brain (it has very little to do with the stomach or actual hunger). It is much simpler not to eat them at all.



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TAMMYKAY45324 2/6/2012 11:24PM

    With 7 kids girlfriend it ain't no wonder you want to eat! I'd be a nervous wreck! emoticon - I say that but I am a youth leader of about 25+ kids plus 4 of my own. So I know about chaos even if it is a great day it is still chaos. I know when I get nervous but have nothing to do I think more about food. Maybe that is your case? Either way - you and I are about the same weight and close to the same age. I know you can do this - I have to believe that because I have to believe I can too! Keep up the good work and post on here as often as you need to! I think - scratch that - I KNOW it helps me! God Bless!

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DELHSI 2/6/2012 10:29PM

    Way to hang in there! I was just speaking with someone today and she mentioned how she binged yesterday and so did I. We were talking about how hard it is to stick with the journey but it's doable. So, you did it. YES, it's all about perseverance and not perfection.

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/6/2012 10:20PM

    Bravo for your a awareness and perseverance. Did you make it?

Learn from each incident and you will get stronger.

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FITFABJENN 2/6/2012 9:17PM

    Persevere, my Spark friend. I am proud of you for blogging through this. I like Jessica's comment: "Distract, distract, distract until it passes!!" Find an enjoyable activity that can keep your hands busy and your mind off of food.

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JESSICA2140 2/6/2012 9:12PM

    Every day isn't perfection...but WOOHOO for fighting the urge!! Distract, distract, distract until it passes!!

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295lbs and I JOGGED!!!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Still being slightly under the weather I didn't get up at 4:30 to go to the gym. Instead I got up at 5:30 and was able to squeeze in 45 minutes on my treadmill.

While I'm on the treadmill in my garage I usually watch weight loss shows on my laptop. Today I was watching a MTV episode of I Used to be Fat. On this episode the girl's dad was very supportive. At one point he said, To be successful at anything in life takes commitment. So true and something I want my kids to learn but I started thinking about me.

The dad continued by saying, you can come to the gym but are you committed? Are you giving it your all?

I can get up early and walk on my treadmill for 45 minutes. It's a healthy choice but will it give me SUCCESS? The success I want? No. I have to commit, give 100% and that means to give my best. Will my best be the same everyday? NO!

So today I wanted to give it my all, test my body, push it to see what I could truly accomplish, today, NOW.

I was able to jog 1 minute segments seven different times. I walked for four minutes then jogged for one, etc. Total workout was 46 minutes, didn't start my jog segments until the 12th minute.

Can't wait to see what I can do after I'm 100% over this cold.

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Krista

  
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NOTGIVINGUP49 2/6/2012 10:32PM

    emoticon I am so PROUD of you! You are doing FANTASTIC! I haven't even thought about jogging! Keep on moving! emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 2/6/2012 10:15PM

    emoticon emoticon You are doing Awesome!!

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35ANGELS 2/6/2012 8:56PM

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Are you doing the Couch to 5K program? I've started and stopped it several times. lol Keep up the good work! emoticon

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FITMARY 2/6/2012 8:39PM

    You're rocking it!!!
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DSW310 2/6/2012 6:00PM

    Bravo!!

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OPTIMIST1948 2/6/2012 4:46PM

    I think you are WONDERFUL! You can do it!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 2/6/2012 3:59PM

    WOOOOHOOOO! That is fantastic! So proud of you! I slept in today! Kick my butt! I'm going to do something tonight, haven't decided what yet :)

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PATTYS74 2/6/2012 3:05PM

    Wow Krista you are committed..you are doing awesome...did I see that you made it to the 200's woohoo....you Rock....way to go.

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SMILESHINE81 2/6/2012 2:10PM

    Good job! Check out the Couch-to-5K running program if you haven't yet. It's great for working up your jogging endurance!

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YULLABELLE 2/6/2012 2:01PM

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MISSG180 2/6/2012 1:36PM

    Outstanding!!!! You are doing an amazing job!

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SOULWOMAN 2/6/2012 1:25PM

    Whoo hooo!!! Great job!! Keep up the good work.

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HELENTORTOISE 2/6/2012 1:19PM

    Well done Krista! Why don't you take a look at the SP jog/run virtual 5k? I have been doing this (very on and off) since the end of November and I have now reached week 4. It tells you to do such stuff as walk for 3 minutes, jog for 2, and so on and it's all linked through to your fitness tracker. I do the jogging on a mini-trampoline as I am always spraining ankles/breaking toes and I am injured more often than not. I really recommend it. Tomorrow I am on walk 2 minutes, jog 2 minutes for 36 minutes overall, I think.
Good luck!

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PRIMALMICHAEL 2/6/2012 1:18PM

    Nice job! It feels good to see just what we are capable of!

I did the C25K program - it involves intervals much like what you described. Working at it through intervals really works wonders.

Best wishes to you!
Michael

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LUTECROY 2/6/2012 11:24AM

  Nice job. I know it can be intimidating to run. I've just started trying to run a little bit myself. Congratulations on stepping out of your comfort zone. This is how progress happens.

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MOM23ES 2/6/2012 11:14AM

    Congrats!! I am so afraid to run. Good for you!

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SRBULLARD1 2/6/2012 11:04AM

    AWESOME! This is how you actually go from the couch to a 5K. One interval at a time. I am so stoked and proud for and of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon I hope you feel 100% soon!

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LINDAKAY228 2/6/2012 10:52AM

    Wow that's fantastic!!! I love some of those shows too and saw that episode. You are doing so amazing!

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LOOZINITNOW 2/6/2012 10:47AM

    That is awesome! Way to push yourself! emoticon

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LISSAKAY77 2/6/2012 10:29AM

    emoticon I need to be more committed too! Thanks for posting!

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Weight is Dropping Too Fast

Sunday, February 05, 2012

My husband thinks I'm being silly to worry but each day I get on the scale, since the beginning of the month, (only 5 days ago), I've lost at least a pound or more. In the past 5 days I've lost 6.8lbs.

I've been eating 100% healthy, due to being sick with a headcold I've had some days with no exercising.

I'm not sure if the extra weight is coming off because I have sped up my metabolism, or because since my body is sick it's using up more calories or a combo of both.

I don't know if I should just relax and let what wil be, be or do I need to make some adjustments like upping my calories? But then maybe my body might decide to quit losing the weight and give me a struggle for a week or so.

My total weight loss since January 3rd is 22.2. My goal for February was 10lbs but I've already lost 6.8. Maybe I should just be thrilled that I'm ahead of my plan but I want to do this the right way, as healthy as possible.

Okay, that's it for now. Just me sharing my thoughts for today. Still sick, hoping to feel better so I can get up at 4:30 for my ST and cardio day at the gym tomorrow.

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Krista

  
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PATTYS74 2/8/2012 11:50AM

    As long s you know you are eating healthy that is how weight loss works. YOu canlose in big amounts at the beginning it will slow down and then it will make you sad. Just keep traqcking your food so you know you are eating healthy the rest will work itsself out. If it keeps up and you are alarmed check with your doctor before you up your calories. YOu dot want to stop a healthy weight loss.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 2/7/2012 11:23AM

    What they said. When you weigh more than 300, when you're 50% or more body fat, pounds sometimes do come off quickly.

You can safely lose about 1-2% of your weight per week, on average. For someone at ~300 lbs that's 3-6 lbs. And I really did lose that fast sometimes in the beginning.

And I've kept it off for 2 years so far, so between my personal experience and the data from NWCR research, that pretty much blows the "slower is better' theory out of the water.

Don't sweat it. But if you start to get insane cravings you might want to bump your daily calorie allotment up by 100 for the week and see if that helps.

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JCDUBEA63 2/6/2012 11:27PM

    Krista the first few months u lose more!! don't worry ur body will adjust and u will beg the scale to move!! LOL

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WOLFKITTY 2/5/2012 9:56PM

    When you're over 300 that kind of stuff happens, I think. Also, I was a little sick last year, dropped a bunch of weight because I wasn't eating much, and was able to maintain it when I got back into the exercise and eating normally (once I wasn't dehydrated).. You may gain some back, or not. Don't sweat it, as long as you're feeling good (relatively).

Also, sometimes when you're going hardcore and are FORCED to take a week off, the weight magically drops really fast like that. It's a mystery to me, but I've experienced that too.

Best of luck! Hope you feel better fast!
Jocelyn

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BABBINA 2/5/2012 9:39PM

    Aww, just keep doing what yr doing, tracking, staying in range, working out when u could & your body will adjust itself out :)

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KRICKET4 2/5/2012 8:54PM

    I"m with everybody else, don't worry about it.
Actually, remember it well so it can carry you through those times when the weight doesn't seem to want to come off at all.
If you're sticking to your program you have nothing to worry about.
Enjoy the feeling :)

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NOTGIVINGUP49 2/5/2012 8:21PM

    Hope you feel better soon Krista! As for the weight loss I would take it a day at a time and not worry. While you are sick is not to make any changes. Once you are recovered then see how you are doing with your weight .

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KARENDEE4 2/5/2012 7:51PM

    Sorry you feel bad.

I drop weight in spurts. I even did a weightloss graph it looks like a zig zag! It helped me realize my body holds on to some weight and then I have a big loss. I have lost 6 pounds in a week before. (When I am doing nothing different)

I posted the graph in the beginning of Jan in a blog...

http://www.sparkpeop
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CLAVINOVA 2/5/2012 6:27PM

    Lucky You!!! Sorry you're not feeling good though! I'm sure the weight will go back to a normal pace when you're feeling better - I always lose weight when sick too. Hope you have a healthier upcoming week and continue to lose at a more normal rate!

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 2/5/2012 6:12PM

    I always lose weight when I'm sick because I eat healthier food and way less food. But I always gain it back as soon as I feel better and start eating "normally" again. So, certainly don't worry about it while you are sick! It's normal. Get better soon! :-)

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FITFABJENN 2/5/2012 6:02PM

    As long as you are eating in range I would not worry either. You are back to tracking after a little break, so it seems normal to drop weight faster. Enjoy it while it lasts, LOL!

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BELLALUCIA 2/5/2012 5:48PM

    I've lost a lot of weight this month too, but I supercharged my lifestyle!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/5/2012 5:39PM

    My doctor Sid the faster weight loss is only a problem because it is not sustainable when one is eating healthy. Keep moving forward and see what happens. Don't you love adventure?

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SCOUTMOM715 2/5/2012 4:00PM

    I agree with the others, if you are using the nutrition tracker and eating within guidelines of SP, I wouldn't worry about. When I started SP, I lost 22lbs the first month and then it tapered off to average about 10lbs a month. emoticon on your weight loss so far & I hope you are feeling better soon!!

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HELENTORTOISE 2/5/2012 3:18PM

    I would agree with Jocepink. The more you have to lose, the quicker it comes off to start with. It won't always be like this, so if you feel well and are eating what SP recommends, if you have plenty of energy then obviously all is well. At my weight I am struggling to lose a pound a week,and often can't do it, and I have over 30 to lose, you will probably catch me right up.

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JOCEPINK 2/5/2012 2:40PM

    I wouldn't worry too much, as long as you don't feel like you're starving yourself. The more people weigh, the more quickly they lose weight; at 300ish lbs, you should be able to lose a lot more weight in the same time period than someone who weighs 150.

Anyway, congratulations on sticking to your diet! Sounds like it's really paying off.

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MICHELLESMILES_ 2/5/2012 2:36PM

    First off I hope you feel better soon!!!

Secondly, that is a lot of weight that you have lost, but go on how you are feeling physically. If you feel like you are not eating enough, than increase your calories by 100 and see how it goes.



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ONE Weight Vest Down, NINE to Go!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

My 15yo son si 6'9". He's a tall skinny thing, not much muscle. In the past year he has grown 8" so he's been having an adjustment period to his body (and, No, he's not done growing).

He's currently on his school's JV basketball team. The varsity coach knows he'll be an assett to them as he keeps growing, getting stronger and improving his skill level. One of his JV coaches took him to our church's gym one night after his school practice. They worked out until 10pm.

The next morning my son said to me, "Mom, look at this weight vest. My coach made me where it while I was working out. You should give it a try." Yeah, RIGHT! "Uh, NO THANKS" I said, "Besides I already have my own weight vest on, it's just under my skin".

The vision of The Biggest Loser episodes when they have to put back on all the weight they've lost flashed through my mind. Wouldn't it be great if I could put 160lbs on my athletic boys so they could understand how much weight their mom lugs around each day.

After my kids left for school yesterday I noticed that the weight vest and bball gear had been left in my entryway. I decided to clean it up and put it in my boys' room. As I picked up the weight vest it didn't come up as easily as I had first expected. It was HEAVY! So I was curious, How much does this thing weigh?

I went upstairs and weighed myself then stepped back on the scale holding the vest. It weighed 15lbs! Oh, My STARS that's less than I've already lost. As of yesterday I had lost 18.4lbs

What a great visual that was! I couldn't help to share my revelation so I texted my son to let him know. Then I told him I only have 9 more weight vests to lose!

It's an amazing realization that I had been carrying extra fat/water around with me daily that weighed as much as the vest. I'm excited seeing the numbers come down on the scale but I'm more appreciative of the hard work having held weight, that is less than what I"ve lost, in my hands and could actually FEEL my accomplishment!

1 Weight Vest Down, 9 To Go!
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Krista

  
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BOSS61 2/5/2012 9:06PM

    Completely wonderful blog! Good for you!

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MACMOM57 2/5/2012 8:57PM

    Great blog. I like how you put that. You are doing awesome.

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JCDUBEA63 2/4/2012 11:34PM

    emoticon Krista that is awesome!! When I went to metabolic they would show us 5 lbs of fat too look at and realize what we were losing!! It was an ey opener!! Keep pushing through we are doing this!!

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SHIRLEYDILLARD 2/4/2012 3:53PM

    Great perspective!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/4/2012 12:53PM

    That is awesome. Weigh to go.

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BEAUTIFUL_MEGAN 2/4/2012 12:11PM

    Isn't it amazing how heavy this extra weigh really is. Talk about motivating!!

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KARENDEE4 2/4/2012 11:26AM

    Good for you!!!

I love trying to find things that weigh what I have lost.



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Listening to My Body

Friday, February 03, 2012

I think that's the biggest key throughout this journey. Learning to listen to my body. Is it telling me I've overdone it? Then I need to be willing to slow it down a bit. Is it telling me I need more calories? Then that area needs to be adjusted. Is it telling me that I'm really not giving it my all? Then I need to find that point in exercising where I can really push myself.

By listening to my body I will be more successful to my goals...a HEALTHY body!

Well, today my body is telling me something else. "I'm sick and I need a break" I'm listening to the statement it's trying to make. Instead of getting out of bed at 4:30 when my alarm went off, I turned it off, rolled over and went back to bed. Today was my ST plus cardio at the gym. I can't even breath through my nose and my body is just tired. There's no way that workout was going to happen. I decided that what my body needed most was the 2hours extra sleep I could get by not going to the gym.

We'll see how the day goes but for right now I'm just planning on taking today as a rest day and focusing on 100% clean eating with PLENTY of fluids. If I feel like getting some movement in later it will be very low key for a short amount of time. (like walking in place in front of my tv).

Together, my body and I can do Wonders if we listen to each other.

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Krista

  
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JCDUBEA63 2/3/2012 10:35PM

    Hope u feel better Krista!! Good job on listening to ur body!! U are doing this!!

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MACMOM57 2/3/2012 5:53PM

    Its amazing what we can learn from out bodies I just wish I would listen to mine half the time. Love your back ground. What inspirations. You can do it.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 2/3/2012 12:55PM

    Definitely listen to your body. Hope you're on the mend soon!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/3/2012 12:07PM

    I hope you feel better soon. I agree that it is important to find the balance that our bodies need. Maybe even something like yoga would be good today. But if that is too much then rest well. You will get better faster if you rest.

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KARENDEE4 2/3/2012 11:55AM

    Feel better!



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MISSG180 2/3/2012 11:09AM

    That's your best bet. I always remember something I read years ago in a magazine. It talked about the old saying that "the mind is willing but the flesh is weak," and how that is just plain backwards. Our bodies are usually much more willing than our minds, and if we listen to them more, we'd be moving more. I think about that when I'm trying to find excuses to get out of exercise: that my body will be happier if I listen to it instead of my mind!

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