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Thankful for my Spark friends

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I have noticed that some people on Spark make an effort to respond to every comment that's written on their blog. They'll send a goodie, or leave a comment on that user's page. I prefer to do it a different way. I try to keep track of what's going on with my friends, leave comments on their blogs, and send goodies when they're down -- and I expect them to do the same for me. So if I don't acknowledge each comment individually, it's not that I don't care. I just see it as part of the exchange of Spark friendship.

As for me -- I've had a week off of work, so as a consequence I've been having trouble focusing on getting stuff done, even though of course I have a list a mile long of all the little odds and ends that should get done when I have a week off of the urgent stuff. And my knee has been bothering me, so I took yesterday off of running. It's feeling better, and I was able to finish c25k week 5 day 1 today, which was great, but I think I'll make an appointment with the therapist guy because I already have a partial ACL tear and I sure wouldn't want it to get worse. I haven't specifically done therapy or knee strengthening exercises in several years, but now that I'm stepping up my general exercising and running, maybe it's time to take better care of known weak spots.

My last weigh in was disappointing -- exactly the same as the previous weigh in, which was up. So I'm plateauing 2 lbs up from my lowest weight. Very frustrating. But I've been slacking off a little bit in the Spark department, eating slightly less well than I should, and clearly it is time to be conscientious. In NSVs, it's also time to buy new jeans, since mine are sagging, and plumber's crack just isn't a good look.

We had been hoping to go to the snow this weekend, but unfortunately both my son and my husband are sick. So instead we'll be staying here. Fortunately, we do have some Purim-related events and other fun things to keep us interested over the weekend.

Hope you are all well, and rest assured, I am indeed grateful for each and every one of my spark friends. Even if I'm frustrated by my current plateau, I've lost 15 lbs, and I couldn't have done it without all of you. And I'm sure that with your encouragement, I will lose the rest of the weight as well!

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    There are other indicators that you're doing well in your exercise and fitness goals. You said your pants are fitting looser, and that is one wonderful indicator! Also, how are you feeling emotionally and physically? That's another indicator. Do an evaluation of yourself and only you can decide, but the scale can be a downer, so don't let it bother you! YOU ARE DOING GREAT!! emoticon

    Thanks for the blog. It's important that we remember that we're not the only ones in the world, and others may need encouragement more than we do at the time. We only have a fixed number of hours in the day and we have to use them to the best advantage!

    Hope you're doing well, and have a GREAT week! emoticon
    1696 days ago
    Some of us plateau a lot (I'm like that) - others don't.

    And I don't respond to every person who replies to a blog, either - time is limited, you know?
    1698 days ago
  • CARI2012
    This may sound silly, but HOORAY for plumber's crack! You've made a lot of progress, and this plateau will end and you will make MORE progress! Thanks for being such a good source of inspiration and support for me :)
    1698 days ago
    You will break your plateau soon and reach your final goal

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    1699 days ago
    I hope your household feels better soon. And great job about taking care of known weaknesses. So often, we tend to ingore.
    1699 days ago
    Of course you will reach your goal! You WILL succeed!! Have you thought of switching up your workout routine? Oftentimes, that can help break through a plateau. Like you, I am also very thankful for my Spark Friends!
    1699 days ago
    Keep up the good work!
    1699 days ago
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