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Thursday, February 28, 2013

I awoke about an hour early, and though I was tempted to roll back over and try to sleep some more, I realized my sciatic was trying to kick my butt, literally.

Reaching into the recesses of my memory, I realized that if I did the a.m. physical therapy stretches, it may make it feel better, if I was careful. So I carefully did them, and actually pushed it to 17 minutes (no weights) this morning.

I weighed. No change.
I measured - hmm, since not measuring since August, there was a one inch increase in two areas. Boo.
No problem.
Now I have my current starting inches, and realize I did not go that far off (weight is currently what it was in May and August of 2012 @ 205, not good, but at least it is not 210.)

Now, I can progress by doing the exercise, and watching the measuring tape, and know that the weeks that loss does not show up on the scale, it can show on that little yellow tape. That in itself is progress. It is reality, accepting it, or rather deciding to at least admit it, and proceed to the next step. Wearing my pedometer again. Focus: drinking my water. I always tend to drink less in the winter, and I need to change that up.

Off to work.
Wow! What a start to the day.
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  • _LINDA
    Sometimes its a real struggle to push through the pain and get the exercise done, but it usually is always worth it and does make you feel better!
    When you are very limited from doing much in the way of physical activity, that will be unfortunately reflected on the slow moving scale. hang in and focus on keeping the food the best you can and yes, water is so critical so you at least don't retain wate weight..
    Good luck with it!!
    1788 days ago
  • FROSTY99
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    1788 days ago
    I have done a challenge I have not lost or gained in ages but today I took in 3 pairs of pants 2 inches. When I ever catch up between e-mails posting and exercise I will reach for my tape and do all the measurements.

    Great you go to gentle exercise for the sciatic nerve, That is the one that does not like sitting too long. I know because that is what is aggravating mine right now.. HUGS Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1788 days ago
    Hey - keep the faith! You're just starting again - like most of us end up doing now and then.

    Yes - those exercises really do help with sciatic nerve stuff, so good for you for getting up and doing them. Positive start to the day!
    1788 days ago
    keep on keeping on!
    1788 days ago
    I have a love hate relationship with my scale but I just love my measuring tape!
    1788 days ago
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