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!