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Firsts and Feelings of Foreboding


Friday, May 04, 2012

Firsts
I went grocery shopping on the parameter of the store only
I walked 1.75 miles in 34 minutes
(first this year - last year at 34 minutes I'd walked over 2 miles, but it's not last year anymore - new year, new normal.
I did upper body work outs (seated) with my new 2lb weights
I completed writing 30 poems in 30 days for the first time in 5 years (April goal - met)

It's been a rough week. I felt distinctly different in my spirit this week - weaker, more distracted, not as confident, focused or hopeful. The thing I didít know was why (now I think it was a feeling of foreboding).
I read motivation articles and learned that motivation is sustained by making wise choices, I added to my workout routine (got the mini bike back), ate some yummy baked sweet potatoes and started to feel better, when a blast from my past showed up in my email. Do you ever wonder if some things happen *just* to throw you off track? I didnít expect to become so disconcerted. I didnít like that feeling. It was a former feeling, and I'd like to leave it in the past. No, I plan to leave it there and continue forward. There are just some pieces of luggage that you'll never need on your journey ahead.
I have not given up. Next week will be better. This month, I plan to add some vegan dishes to the menu - that's the goal. Have a great weekend!

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MDBUTTERFLY 5/7/2012 8:23AM

    Benn battling to get past some things myself (including a blast from the past). Praying this week brings a more uplifted spirit and forward view!

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YATMAMA 5/6/2012 9:11PM

    When you are on the right path, opposition will rise. We have a very real enemy and he very definitely wants to steal, kill, and destroy. We, however, do not have to allow it to happen. Just as you said, we make wise choices, despite how we feel. Bravo, my friend! Bravo!!! I am SO proud of you!!

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TIDESONG 5/6/2012 11:13AM

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LOSINGLINNDY 5/5/2012 10:11PM

    You made some wonderful firsts for the year. Keep turning the negatives into positives. The slogan you posted is so true. Thank you.

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IUHRYTR 5/4/2012 11:16PM

    Love the slogan. Just as a ballgame is decided one play at a time and the season one game at a time, so is our success with our weight loss will be one bite, one day at a day. -- Lou

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MEGCJONES 5/4/2012 4:38PM

    i'm in the same boat. try to make little steps towards positivity and you (and me!) can get back on track. emoticon

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