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    SARASMILING   85,673
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Day 270: Baby Steps..

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thank you guys so much for your support. It really helps and feels like a great big virtual hug. emoticon :)
Like I said in my last blog I have been kinda on an exercise break. I haven't exercised in a while trying to get my leg to heal. Not sure I will try and start today or tomorrow but I think I'm going to act as if I'm starting exercising for the first time and just take baby steps into it. My leg still hurts and I'm going to continue taking it easy but I want to at least start slow walking on the treadmill. I also need to get new shoes. Good walking/running shoes. I need to go get fitted at one the running stores. From what I read this should help with the shin splint and knee. I'll get there! :)
I tell you one thing. Brain dumping really helps. If you haven't tried it, try it. Wether in a blog or in a notebook, just sit and write it all out. Get it all out of your head. I'm not Miss Peppy yet by any means.. but I'm working on it and getting it all out of my head is a big step. One big baby step in the right direction. :)
All of life wether we want to admit it or not is so full of ups and downs. Up days and down days. Full of mixed emotions. Full of questions. Full of doubts. Wether we want to keep all of that in or share it with the world or in a private notebook, it is up to us. I am thankful I have this outlet to lay all of my mixed bag of emotions out. It helps me sort it all out and figure out what is important. I can sort through it all and figure out what is the next step for me. All of "this" isn't about weight loss. It's about life. It's about living it to the best of my ability. I want to live happy and healthy and make this life the best it can be. I can do my best and today it starts again, it starts anew, with baby steps. :)

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Here is the link to my recipe collection..

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emoticon Baby steps. This week will be all about baby steps. :)

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MAIN CHALLENGE (30 Points or 0 Points): Processed foods are terrible for your body and cannot be digested easily.Among the issues with this type of "food" is the lack nutrient density, causing you to eat a lot of empty calories. In addition, the chemicals that are added to processed foods are known to cause cancer, high cholesterol, and hypertension. For the main challenge this week, cut out one processed food and see how it makes you feel. To do this, simply get rid of one food that you consume that is processed such as something you'd get through fast food, a prepackaged meal, etc. Blog about the experience or share with your team.

BONUS (20 Points or 0 Points): For the bonus this week start a daily gratitude practice. Each day blog or share with your team one thing that you are grateful for.
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This one will be another easy one for me. I already do not eat processed foods. I cut those out a while ago and I must say you do feel SO much better off of them.

emoticon Today I am thankful for family and friends and new beginnings. I am thankful for baby steps. I am thankful for spark friends. I am thankful for the power of words. I am thankful for the ability to try again and the desire and need to never stop trying. I am thankful for trying new things and meeting new people. I am thankful for life and all it has to offer, even it's bag of mixed emotions and ups and downs. I am thankful for love. I am thankful for forgiveness. I am thankful for memories. I am thankful hugs and a warm bed and little boys that sneak in in the middle of the night to cuddle. I am thankful.. I am SO VERY thankful. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHANGINGSAM 11/12/2012 11:12AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your shin splints. While I was training for my 5K, I got them really bad. Icing, stretching, foam rolling, compression sleeves (YES!), and the elliptical really help. Hope they heal soon!

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AFTERMYKIDS 11/10/2012 5:29PM

    Brain dumping never heard it referred to as that but SO TRUE!!! emoticon emoticon

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REFFIE1 11/10/2012 3:24PM

    I am glad you find support here and I am sure lots of people benefit and are inspired by what you write. emoticon

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JCARDINAL 11/10/2012 3:01PM

    One day at a time! Take care of yourself first.

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DIET_FRIEND 11/10/2012 1:31PM

    Nice blog. Covers everything!

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HANDYV 11/10/2012 9:01AM

    Great ideas. Thanks so much. emoticon

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TXTOAD9970 11/10/2012 8:21AM

    Be careful and take it easy with your leg. Don't push yourself too hard. It's not worth it! emoticon

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FITFOODIE806 11/10/2012 8:11AM

    I am thankful of your amazing spirit! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us. I think we all need it on this journey.

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