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100 Push-Update: Disappointing Day All Around

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Well, I did my exhaustion test for my push-up challenge and failed. Well, you know, failure is subjective.... I didn't reach my 45 minimum which I needed to do to move onto Week 6! I only managed 30 consecutive push-ups. But, in my defense, or is this an excuse? Anyhow, I waited until after my visit to Curves and my water workout to try. So, my body was weakened already. That's OK. I'll repeat Week 5 and try again next week. I'm still stronger than I ever was!

I gained a little weight this week too. I hate that for my 5% challenge and for my firecrackers Team! I hate to mess them up! I think it is mainly water weight as I had a high sodium snack last night. I got weighed and measured at Curves today too and in 4 months haven't lost any inches or weight. You know I don't only do Curves either and should be losing at least some inches, but nah! Part of me wants to give up, but that is just emotions talking! I know a huge problem of mine is my poor eating habits! I need to buckle down. If I weren't exercising I'm sure I wouldn't be able to fit out my door! I am a stress eater. I am a junk food junkie. I am a social eater. I come from a fat family. I know all this stuff, but still eat and eat to extremes. At times I feel so out of control! I have to change.

We had storm after storm here today and my dog is totally stressed! I tried the Thunder shirt again. He hates it. Once on it doesn't calm him. It seems to petrify him even more and he sort of becomes paralyzed all the while panting and trembling. They said they would take it back and ThunderShirt will accept a return and I love that! So, I'll return it and try other things. I feel so bad. I can try to distract him and calm him when I am here, but don't know what to do when I'm not here. The poor boy! It really does break my heart!

Mom is doing well. Medication caused the severe rise in her potassium levels and that should be fixed by her doctors taking her off those meds.

Well, I did a 65 minute workout in the pool and now I am starved! Yes, real hunger. My tummy is growling. I'm going to eat a balanced meal. I'm going to up my protein and fiber and see if I can stop overeating. I can do this, right?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TEDDYBEAR662 7/16/2012 4:22PM

    You can do this Melissa!!! Good luck!

Glad Mom is okay! She's in my prayers.

Hope Jack is doing better, poor little doggie!!!

Don't be so hard on yourself BTW, you do SO much more then me... you just amaze me!!!

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JOANNKW 7/16/2012 3:10PM

    Hugs. You can do it. Are you tracking everything you eat? I know it makes a huge difference. Have you tried eating at the top of your range? As for the challenge. Wow! I can do about 4 very poor push ups. You did 30 after working out! Amazing!

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GETTINGFIT4HIM 7/16/2012 2:29AM

  Of course you can do it!! I really need to get back to my push up challenge. I was doing great till about mid May and then my whole schedule changed when I went back to work full time and blah blah blah. I just need to buckle down and focus.

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MARYDSAN 7/14/2012 9:02PM

    Yes, you can do it! I'm amazed at your progress so far! Keep up the good work.

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LESSOFMOORE 7/14/2012 7:51PM

    I am sorry to hear that the Thundershirt didn't help Jack, but glad they're willing to take it back.

Other than that, keep up the good work, Fitness Fanatic! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 7/14/2012 7:24PM

    I think it was just a bad week all the way around.

You do more exercise than anyone and I'm so proud of everything you do. I can't even imagine all the push ups you've been doing. You are terrific.

You'll get there. I know you can do this!

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