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Don't Cry Over The Spilled Milk!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

How many times have we heard that cliché? I have some early memories in life, as I was one of three kids and *I* seemed to be the *one* to spill my milk at the table! First, there was the 'deadly silent pause' followed by penetrating icy stares & glares from parents and two brothers .......... and of course the heavy sighs ........ emoticon

Why such a topic? Seems from reading others blogs, it can at times be a Hot topic .......... Setting goals and streaks ....... really making progress and then whammo! Like a ton of unexpected bricks come tumbling down to interrupt the process! emoticon Sometimes disappointment and frustration reigns!

Briefly ......... Here's the scoop that prompted me to share .........
Once again, I re-established my goals on Jan 1 with a clean slate! It felt good and I was on a roll! Had a great plan intact and I was unstoppable! ...........

Until ............. I had been battling an extremely painful condition in both feet ...... (will see Neurologist this week) ........ Anyway, the pain became so unbearable that my Doctor prescribed a "Top Gun" of an anti-inflammatory to go to work on this ...... emoticon ........ However, my pharmacist CAUTIONED me: "You MUST eat LOTS of bready food ........ particularly bagels ....... to protect your stomach or this stuff can/ will eat holes in your stomach ! .......... I knew I had to do this, and in the course of things, I gained back the 3 pounds I initially lost and became extremely nauseated! .............

Things got out of 'sync' overall ............ But this is the viewpoint I reached..........

#1--No crying over spilled milk . (Not of my choice, but will deal wisely with it)
#2--No pity party allowed .........
#3--I will use my energy and concentrate on healing and feeling better.
#4--I do not beat myself up ........ or feel like I *lost* 'something.'
#5--Offer support and encouraging words to 'someone else' .... in their blogs .......

What is the common thing we share as a Spark family? ...... We all are on a fitness journey and we each have our dreams to become 'our best' .......... and to enjoy the wonderful friends we make along the way ...... emoticon

But if ...... at any time you accidentally 'spill the milk' ...... & experience detainments such as: illness, injury, or otherwise ...... sometimes new priorities have to be set so our body can mend .......... emoticon ....(Not that we're planning on it-lol)

So .......... rather than feel bad, I am looking at this ' inconvenience' to my spark plan .......... 'TEMPORARILY interrupted ........... and just like taking any journey, sometimes we have to take a detour ..... which may take us the 'long way' around. Once again .......... Don't give up or throw in the towel ....... Use the towel to clean up the spilled up milk ........ It's only a bump in the road ........ Not to forget ......... There are rest stops along the way to our journey ........ Be kind to yourself ........ emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REXTINE1 1/24/2013 6:24PM

    Taking a break when you are really not well is the only sensible action. Keep smiling.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/23/2013 1:01PM

    You are doing great and have a wonderful attitude! (mind if I borrow it for the day!).

A little bump in the road keeps things interestings - or at least that's what my gramps used to say.

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BERRY4 1/22/2013 11:26PM

    emoticon Way to work through to a healthy perspective!
As I noted earlier this week: "If you drop the ball, pick it up again." And a friend then reminded me that often we need to pick it up "again & again & again"!

That's why this is about a LIFESTYLE because there are so many different "curves" that get thrown our way, and we have to continue to make adjustments.

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DISAPPEARING1 1/21/2013 4:14AM

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    I can't even begin to tell you how refreshing your attitude is! Having seen some sparkers turn into pity partiers that seem to only want to whine about how this or that is preventing them from eating well and working out, I am so glad to see you are not in that group! You WILL prevail! And you are setting a good example for all of us! Life happens, we gotta face our trials and not let it derail our attitudes. FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT!

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DUXGRL1 1/19/2013 8:38PM

    Very true! And I think that the more you beat yourself up, the harder it makes it to get back on track.

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CARRAND 1/19/2013 7:18PM

    Good advice.

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SPARKFRAN514 1/19/2013 6:53PM

    If you got a flat tire, you wouldn't throw a fit and run around the car popping the other three tires. You would do what you had to and get back on the road
seems to me you flat tire is your foot pain you did not go around around popping the tires you accepted the gain didn't beat your self up and are having the issue check out and once the problem is solved your back on the spark trail . so the spilled milk is now moped up as you carry on thanks for the great blog.

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TRESSWANN 1/19/2013 5:30PM

    Sometimes detours can lead you to the best places. Sorry to hear about the pain and wishing you well

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DEBBYFROMMT 1/19/2013 3:38PM

    You're right, You have to be flexible to deal with what life throws at you. I hope you feel better soon so you can get back to 'normal'!

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BLITZEN40 1/19/2013 1:07PM

    Sorry about your feet- hope the meds helped! You are so right about not allowing the speed bumps in life to totally derail us. No matter what happens you have to pick up the pieces and move on sooner or later, so why not do it sooner? Great blog!

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