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Day Twenty-Three

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Today is another day of pain. I am feeling discouraged because it prevents me from exercising. Yesterday I did manage to stay on track with my eating, though, which contrasted with the day before, so that is one positive thing. I have today's meals planned out in an effort to prevent mishaps.

I hope everyone in the Northeast is staying warm - it sure is frigid here in Maine!!!

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NORASPAT 1/23/2013 8:52PM

    Yesterday was a very bad day for you. I hope you are doing better by now. Driving to NY is a very long drive,is that the city or some place further North. Our son is in Plattsburgh but we can rarely get through the white and green mountains so we have not seen them for a long time. The others are over on the west cost so that too is out of the question.
I hope you are able to get to your exercises I have not done much but I do miss it and i know I will be hurting when I get started. It took all day to get things done for DH.
Tomorrow will have to be my turn. I need to wash my hair and take a long bath. We have to do 3 exercise sessions and make meals and I NEED to spark.
Hopefully by now we are connected HUGS Pat in Maine.

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SAD64PSYCH 1/23/2013 8:48PM

    Thank you, Moxie -I appreciate your wise comments and support. emoticon

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MIDCOASTMOXIE 1/23/2013 11:39AM

    Just do the best you can do at managing the elements that you CAN control. Good for you for staying on track yesterday with the eating element, rooting for you to keep it up today too, that way the fact that you're not able to exercise will be less apt to tip the balance negatively. Keep on keeping on!!

And yes, it is bbbbrrrrrrrrrr cold up here in Maine!!

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Day Twenty-Two

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Yesterday was a very stressful day from an emotional perspective. I am trying to deal with myvery elderly parents' needs, and demands, from far away and it is difficult. We will be traveling to NY this weekend, but have to put some things in place before we get there. Anyway, I ended up eating my frustration; this is not an excuse, just a statement of fact. I am determined to make today a better day....though I already want to just put cookies and M&Ms into my mouth! The pain I have down my arm and leg due to sciatica, arthritis, and cervical bone spurs is just making life more miserable - cannot exercise when I am in this much pain - and exercise helps to reduce stress for me. Enough whining! TODAY IS GOING TO BE A BETTER DAY!!!! emoticon emoticon


Day Twenty

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Today is warmer and better in many ways. I went to the Y and managed 46 minutes on the treadmill. I know my eating will be in better control today, too. I have the menu for the day basically planned out, which always helps me to stay on track. emoticon

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NEWRUNNER2 1/20/2013 6:33PM

    It's good to hear you're doing well. Keep it up!

(I wish I could say it was warmer here today--didn't get up above 5 degrees and let's not talk about the wind chill (y))

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DOWNEASTLASS 1/20/2013 1:24PM

    It is a lot warmer today, isn't it? I just got back from a walk and it was very pleasant outside.

Glad you got so much time on the treadmill - way to go!!


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Day Nineteen

Saturday, January 19, 2013

This has not been a great Sparkpeople day - I did not go to the Y because it was closed for a staff in-service day and I did not exercise at home....went out for dinner and went over my daily calorie limit as a result. Tomorrow is a new day and I will make it a better one. We did have a fun meal, though, because we had our 10 year old grandson with us for dinner and had lots of interesting conversation with him; I'd say that was worth the extra calories. emoticon

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SAD64PSYCH 1/20/2013 12:03PM

    Thanks for all your support - it is much appreciated!

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HOLLYM48 1/19/2013 7:24PM

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ITSMATT 1/19/2013 7:11PM

    Tomorrow's a new day, right?

Absolutely worth it in my opinion.

As a suggestion, having a few different exercises to do - for the days when the Y is closed for whatever reason or other reasons - is a great idea. I think that is particularly useful when you go somewhere for your workouts. Back a few years ago I had a Y membership and a few times it closed due to ice storms and it completely rocked my world. You might be more focused or flexible than I was back then - I was at a point where if I couldn't work out because I was ill, it drove me crazy. Things are very different now, fortunately.

I'm sure your grandson had fun eating with you. Cherish those moments... sure seems like they fly by sometimes!

Make it a great day!

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LATTELEE 1/19/2013 6:43PM

  Every day is different!

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Day Eighteen

Friday, January 18, 2013

Well, the current temperature outside my door is -1 degree, but I am readying myself to go out and get to the Y for my daily exercise. Have I mentioned I hate winter??? This afternoon I am tending to our nearly 3 year old grandson, so that should count as exercise as well! He is an active and enjoyable little boy - we spend a lot of time crawling on the floor driving cars and trucks from one room to another. No other plans in the works for today, if you don't count figuring out how to include some hot chocolate (sugar free, of course) in the menu for today. emoticon

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GAMMY98 1/18/2013 9:46AM

    I love going out in the cold as long as I am dress warm. I go out and get pictures of the ice forms along the creek. Have fun with your grandson

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