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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!
    1197 days ago
  • v WENDYJM4
    more positives than negatives. emoticon m emoticon m emoticon mmmmm
    1202 days ago
  • v JACKIE542
    Good for you for getting some extra exercise in and for losing some weight. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1202 days ago
  • v SUSIEPH1
    Great blog and great achievement ... Well done... Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1202 days ago
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