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Troughing Out...?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Hopefully I'm back on the upswing...I've been guarding my sleep jealously! Still not packing in a whopping amount of sleep, but a steady 8 hours / night and I think it's making a difference.

This morning Santana's "Oye Co Voma" got me back into the groove a bit, could feel a smidgen of my old self kicking in.

Backed on my strength-training...still DID it, but only 2 sets of reps instead of 3.

Still doing my daily 'mill work...holding @ 4.2 mph for 35-40 mins. Holding off on the jogging...or, rather I just don't have it IN me to jog @ 5 mph yet...!

One of my clients has been up for "walk 'n talk" sessions over the past few days, which has been helpful having another 30-40 mins. of walking each day.

All in all, I think I've passed my nadir...onward and DOWNWARD!

Despite all my sweating it out with the new incline, my plateau continues this week as well, but I've just started a change that I think will help me start dropping again.

And it's NOT counting calories or MEASURING my portions! Not YET, at least...I realize I may have to do this at some point, but I think I've come up with a solution that my forestall those strategies yet a bit longer...lol, I just BALK so over doing those kind of things!

New Strategy: My old habits have been to always keep a jar of unsalted peanuts and raw sunflower seeds handy in the car to snack on. It's been my breakfast and after work snack. But I think if I look at my car the same way as I look at my house and remove this tempting snack (healthy as it may be, calories are calories!) in the car I'm hoping I will begin to see a difference on the scale.

We'll see!

Don
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PARAMEDIC8 6/8/2008 9:34PM

    Don,

Hey there! Thanks so much for the positive things you said on my most recent Blog. You are such an inspiration and a total Motivator. Without you and other Sparklers challenging me I would not have done as well as I have. I am inspired by the challenges, comments and helpful advise you and others give. Thank you so much. I hope you have as much faith in yourself as others have in you.

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TRAINOF4 6/6/2008 3:02PM

    Hey there you, Oye Coma Va is on my Ipod - I use it as part of my warm-up - well, when I do my "normal" routine. I'm glad you're getting back into the swing of things - I was worried emoticon

Speaking of driving home snacks ... my mom eats a banana or apple on her way home so she's not ravenous at dinner. Pre-op I cooked dinner so she could eat & get her paperwork done without worrying about meals. Just remember - open your window before you toss the peel or core! She forgets w/some regularity & what a mess!!! emoticon

Still trying to figure out how to get the songs I like on my Ipod to send to you ... Duh...

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ADNICUL44 6/4/2008 3:55PM

    The lyrics of the song really hit home. I don't go out much because I'm afraid of getting my feeling hurt. I seem to be so sensitive to little things, because of my weight. I'm hoping some of these things will change if I keep on losing weight.

Thank you for you blog emoticon Lucinda

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PAMIJANE 6/4/2008 12:46PM

    You are doing great! It will be a very long time before I can even think about jogging at all LOL. Santana is one of my most favorite bands and Carlos really revs me up with his fantastic guitar art. Way to go Don! You are an inspiration.

Hugs, Pami xoxo

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ANDALEX 6/4/2008 12:38PM

    santana's always great for inspiring forward motion. such great rhythm! sounds like you've got some good changes in the works. keep up the great work!

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DANDELION_WINGS 6/4/2008 8:54AM

    i think that it is always great when we are able to look our lives and find new positive ways to make changes.

awesome tune to get the groove on with! =)


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