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A week of surprises, some bad some good

Sunday, March 07, 2010

What an emotional week this has been! The man that I care for suffered several TIA's last Monday. It has effected me in a powerful way and I spent many extra hours with him so that he would not be alone.

The thing that really pleases me is that even though I had many extra hours with him, I didn't throw the exercise out the window. Instead, I didn't go to my normal classes, but did vigorous walk/run intervals while listening to my ipod. Six months ago, I would have easily bagged the exercise, now it's a habit that I must say, I ENJOY!

Another shocking thing this past week has been that my scale has been surprising me! I went months either on a plateau or up one, down two, up, down, etc. The scale has shown me to lose either 3-4 pounds this week. I am very content with a pound loss weekly so this is a great bonus! I hit my 1/2 way mark of weight loss and because of the high emotional things going on it didn't register until the next day!!

I am so thankful that God has provided Spark People with all of it's tremendous tools and especially the great friendships and encouragements from others walking the same path! Thank you, fellow sparkies!! emoticon emoticon
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    Congratulations on both the HALF WAY mark and sticking with the exercise during a tough time. I'm getting to that point where I am also enjoying the exercise.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    2831 days ago
    Congratulations on breaking that plateau. It is a great feeling when the scale starts moving again. I hope things continue for you. I am sorry to hear of the gentleman you care for health issue. He is in my thoughts and prayers.
    2833 days ago
    You obviously have found something that WORKS for you. I too would be content with a pound a week or MONTH, but have been TURTLED for too long. Probably my own fault. But reading your blog is very encouraing to the rest of us emoticon 's!
    2835 days ago
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  • KITTY1970
    emoticon Keep up the good work. emoticon on the 1/2 way point emoticon emoticon
    2835 days ago
    Stress has a great way to de-rail us and I'm glad that you are doing ok! Great news on the 1/2 way mark. You are doing it!

    2836 days ago
    Rita -- CONGRATULATIONS on reaching the halfway mark. It must be a marvelous feeling.
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    Good Luck on your continuing journey to a healthier life.
    2836 days ago
  • CARMEL466
    WTG! I'm proud of you. Keep it going!
    2836 days ago
  • HAPPY1049
    It was nice of you to spend the extra time with that fellow you are caring for. I'm sure he is grateful for it.
    I'm so glad you didn't stop exercising. Even better---now it's fun for you! That's great!
    Congratulations for losing so much weight. You have been doing such a great job of keeping fit and really trying to do the right things. So keep it up!
    2836 days ago
  • CGREEN717
    Great job.
    2836 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! :) Good luck with everything sorry to hear about the stressful week. Hang in there!
    2836 days ago
    emoticon Good for you, Rita! When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Although it was a difficult time for you, you persevered and made the best of it - and got a bonus for your efforts. I'll say a prayer for you and the gentleman you care for.
    2836 days ago
    emoticon Rita, that is awesome!! I hope your Gentleman is doing better. Walking was a great idea, and Obviously it worked!!
    I spent a lot of time in the Hospital walking the halls with a Client last week, too. I am glad that we both stayed on track.
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    2836 days ago
    Hi Ritarose, I'm sorry you're going through such a difficult time with your patient and am offering prayers for both of you. It sounds like you're discovering that sticking to your program actually helps you deal which is a strengthening discovery. Best wishes for his continuing recovery and your continuing success.

    Regards, Debra
    2836 days ago
    Good for you for keeping up with exercise! It is easy for those who are caretakers for others to forget about taking care of themselves. I'm glad you're taking time to care for you too.

    Also, having had some personal experience with caretakers when my husband nearly died this summer, I want to say thank you for what you do. People who care for the ill are angels on earth.
    2836 days ago
    Life shows up, sometimes at unexpected times. I'm sorry about your friend. He is fortunate to have you in his life.

    Congratulations on your progress.
    2836 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    Wow! What a powerful week. You are walking the walk and getting results. How Sparkie is that? Fantastic!
    2836 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    Good for you Rita! Keep up the good work.

    2836 days ago
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