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Wednesday, February 06, 2013




Today is day 40 of my current streak! (Previous streaks; 290 days and 13 days.)

I've been dealing with back pain for a few days and because of that I have not been able to do my regular workouts. Its been very frustrating. I WANT to workout, but I know I have to take it easy right now. I just hate the delay! I am on track and I know where I want to go, and I resent this roadblock that is in my way.



Last September, I wrote a blog called "No Detours." I have to admit, it was a little naive of me! But you know what? I'm a work in progress, and I'm learning as I go along. Now I know that there WILL be detours on my journey, and I need to expect delays.

There are things that I can control. There are detours that I CAN steer clear of. But sometimes, there are detours and delays that you just can't avoid. But that doesn't mean giving up and going back in the wrong direction! It just means that you have to take a new approach, and keep going to the best of your ability.



I've had plenty of detours since I started my journey last March, and now I know that I need to expect them to happen from time to time. I don't like it when it happens, but its not going to make me give up.



Its great when everything is going right and I am moving in the right direction. But things happen along the way. There have been many times since last March when I have had to take a detour. I hurt my knee last summer and was unable to do my DDP Yoga workouts. I dealt with it by staying on track with my eating, and doing chair exercises until my knee healed up.

Also last summer, we were hit with a huge storm called a derecho, which left us without electricity for a week, with temperatures near 100 degrees. That was a detour, and I dealt with it by working out at 4 in the morning when it was cooler! We have a small generator so I had a fan blowing on me while I worked out, but it was still a challenge.

I've had to deal with family emergencies, a bout of the flu, insomnia, stress, and all sorts of things along the way...but I never used those detours as an excuse to give up. They may have slowed me down, but they never stopped me.



So for now, my detour is dealing with back pain. Its frustrating, but I will not let it defeat me. I'm still heading in the direction of my goals. I'm just taking a brief detour, and thats ok.

My theme for the month is to be my own Valentine, and I am going to love myself enough to keep on going!





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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/22/2013 10:42AM

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ROBB1N 2/16/2013 7:59PM

    Sounds like you have a great attitude!

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LADYBLUEZ 2/13/2013 7:30PM

  Words of wisdom.

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AME4IT 2/8/2013 4:41PM

    I'm so glad you emoticon by continuing with healthy eating and modifying exercises while you're not at 100%. You are an inspiration!

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LISAN0415 2/8/2013 2:54AM

    Oh my goodness thank you thank you thank you for sharing that quote about detours, I am going to share it with Sparkfriends, it really perked me up today!

Thanks!
Lisa

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KAYLOU6 2/7/2013 11:15PM

    We must be on the same flight, I get so flustered with delays! emoticon Blog!!

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KARRENLYNN 2/7/2013 11:03PM

    Way to take care of yourself everyday! Thanks for sharing, you are very worth it!

Karen

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JAMER123 2/7/2013 9:51PM

    Detours are to be expected in walks of life. I think we are handed them to challenge ourselves in ways not connected with our weight loss goals. Take care with the back pain & I hope it's not permanent as mine. That tends to derail you not just a detour.
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MSCARCHICK 2/7/2013 9:43PM

    Way to go! Great blog!

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    keep on keeping on

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  good blog

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PATRICIAANN46 2/7/2013 6:13PM

  Hi Pixie..........

Good for YOU!!!!! No matter what comes your way, you find a way to deal with it. That is the formula for success and you will achieve it. emoticon

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SJKENT1 2/7/2013 4:59PM

    The long and winding road will lead us to... awesomeness!

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LIVELYGIRL2 2/7/2013 4:41PM

  I have no doubt you'll do some modification when your able. You still got the good outlook!!! emoticon !

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ROCKYCPA 2/7/2013 1:27PM

    What a wonderful perspective. Just love your blog!

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GCWILLI1 2/7/2013 1:25PM

  Great encouragement!

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NEWCHINELO 2/7/2013 1:21PM

    Yes Pixie,these detours will always come but we will find a way and stay strong.


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AUNTJAM 2/7/2013 1:18PM

    Great way to go, girlfriend. I'm sure you're aware there are stretching exercises you can do for your back. I saw a physical therapist last year for some back and hip pain caused by arthritis in the lower spine. I had some heat and stimulation treatments, but the best help was the sheet of daily exercises they sent home with me. You can probably google them and if your movement allows, try them instead of your DDP. emoticon

On the other hand, rest may be the right thing. You and your body know best. Thanks for your positive spirit and inspiration. Staying strong together!
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DIANNEMT 2/7/2013 12:36PM

    Way to go!!

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KICKINGKILOS 2/7/2013 11:10AM

    Great blog. I know what you mean. I think I excel in detours. My journey is probably the most twisted of all.

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AUSFAM 2/7/2013 11:10AM

    Isn't it funny to look back on our old perspectives and them see how much we've grown? Love this blog!

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CHRISBEM 2/7/2013 10:43AM

    thank you for reminding us that we do not live in a perfect world

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JOANNHUNT 2/7/2013 10:17AM

    YOU ARE AMAZING AND THIS ROAD BLOCK SHALL PASS. YOU WILL FLY ABOVE IT AND CONQUER. ROAR ON TO VICTORY ANYWAY YOU CAN. YES! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEMT 2/7/2013 10:14AM

    Yea you! Hope the back thing clears up real fast! I always enjoy your blogs. The seem to come at just the right time! Keep up the good work!

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SHERYLDS 2/7/2013 9:25AM

    Hope you feel better soon
Loved the blog...inspiring.
Luved the SUCCESS diagram the best

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NEWMOM20121 2/7/2013 9:05AM

    You can do it. Love the success pictures.

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4RASCALS 2/7/2013 8:45AM

    Keep pushing yourself forward despite any set backs. You are one amazing person.


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MIMIDOT 2/7/2013 8:28AM

    You're so right! There are road blocks and detours, but you have to keep on keeping on. Thanks for sharing.

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    emoticon blog!! Just what I needed to hear today! emoticon

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MOMMY445 2/7/2013 8:03AM

    hope that you are feeling better soon,Pixie! have a wonderful day!

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LCRUMLEY81 2/7/2013 7:50AM

  keep working

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