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Day 187, Loving Myself Healthy... feeling better

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Today I have felt better than I have in a week. I am still coughing pretty hard, but a friend brought me a home-made cough syrup and it seems to be doing the trick. I stayed home and drank a lot of hot tea again today. Tomorrow I have to go back to work because there is not a substitute for my morning classes. I think it will be okay since I do feel so much better but I am definitely going to take it easy. Thursdays are usually a pretty long day for me so I may just walk the pool while yelling out the exercises for the classes.

I've been thinking about some things today. I was thinking about SparkPeople and the things that I do daily. I always make sure to get 100 Spark points before the day is through. It means taking time to read a lot of articles and watch videos etc... it means Participating in my teams and blogging daily. It means being ACTIVE! Why join a site if you are not going to be active. We have a saying in the rooms of OA... "It works if you work it".... well, the same can be said for SparkPeople. It will work for you if you work for yourself.

I was also thinking about how obsessed I get with the scale when I am unable to exercise much. I swear to you, I have been on the scale more in the past week than I usually am in a month. I need to make a commitment right here & now that I will NOT get back on that scale until Next THURSDAY when I have to post my initial weigh in for the Spring Biggest Loser Challenge. When I get on the scale too much I get all frustrated and then defeated. On a happy note, I have been losing weight.... but if I had NOT or if I were stalled, I'd be unnecessarily freaked out about it. The fact is that I have basically done as little exercise as possible for the past week because it makes me cough so bad. When I am back to exercising like usual (I exercise a LOT) then I will see the scale move in the right direction as long as I continue to do the right things. I KNOW what to do... I just have to do it.

Well, I am going to go lay back down and watch some television before bed. I have to get up early and need to rest well.

My calories were mid-range today. My exercise was low. I am still very satisfied with my program, my food plan, and my plan of action. I am moving in the right direction and learning to love myself healthy more each and every day. Thanks to all of you who have wished me well this past week. I have really appreciated your love & caring.

Bright blessings to you all..... emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    So glad you are feeling better!

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SISSIE21 3/8/2013 12:51AM

    Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Boy, can I relate to the scale and exercise. My knee has been acting up and so I've had to curtail my super long walks which is freaking me out! And I confess, I have been getting on the scale every morning when it is usually once a week. Yikes!!! This is just another blip on the screen of learning how to take care of ourselves no matter what. Have a great and restful weekend! emoticon emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/7/2013 9:00PM

    Glad you are feeling better!

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DONNA_VT 3/7/2013 2:52PM

    Glad you are feeling some better . . . .try not to overdo before you are 100% again.

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    glad you are feeling better and don't EVEN worry about the exercise while sick !! Girl...... STOP that !! I have found in the past that when I was sick my body thanked me for letting it rest !! ..... YOU get better and that is FIRST and foremost !


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WISLNDR 3/7/2013 4:47AM

    You've made some great POINTS about SP! emoticon emoticon

I hope you're feeling even better today than yesterday!


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ROSAMARCELLE 3/7/2013 3:17AM

    Glad you'r feeling better. Enjoy your last day off work. emoticon emoticon

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MT-MOONCHASER 3/6/2013 11:04PM

    I'm glad that you are feeling better. It's no fun to try to keep going with a cold. I sure hope this is the end of it for the rest of the year.


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