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Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This week has been one of ups and downs.

First, the negatives -
- a few unmotivated Spark free days
- dining out with friends on Mothers Day and then having a calorie blow-out afterwards
- two totally exercise free days where I did virtually nothing.

Next, the positives -
- I discovered how much I need to stay in touch on Spark People in order to keep my focus on healthy eating and exercise.
- The realisation that one episode of weakness does not mean I'm a failure, that it just serves as a reminder that I need to put in if I'm to achieve results.
- I learned that it IS possible to ignore those cravings and appease them by eating something far healthier, such as a crisp, juicy apple.
- I now know from personal experience that when exercise is the last thing you feel like doing, the hardest part is actually getting started. After that it's a piece of cake.
- I have been taking my dogs for far longer walks lately, weather permitting. Instead of a 20 minute walk, we've been walking for 55 - 65 minutes per day, something I never imagined my arthritic body would ever be able to cope with, let alone enjoying!

Best of all, when I weighed in today, I discovered that instead of having gained weight this week, I had actually lost another kilogram, meaning that I have only 3kg. to go till I reach my goal weight!
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    You are such a champion! Good for you!
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    I am so happy about the 1kg! And about what you are able to do with your body!
    Spark on Girl Friend!
    1254 days ago
    more positives than negatives. emoticon m emoticon m emoticon mmmmm
    1259 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Good for you for getting some extra exercise in and for losing some weight. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1259 days ago
    Great blog and great achievement ... Well done... Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1259 days ago
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