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Thursday, May 30, 2013

I've been doing so good lately! The scale has plateaued, but I am noticing changes in my shape and how my clothes fit which is always motivating to me. And my dad is now down 40 lbs! Almost as much as me! (At least some of the latest 8 lbs has been due to being sick with some kind of virus, but still). I am sooo proud of him!

I however have encounter a slight hurdle. I've been rocking the fitness this month. Over 1,100 minutes so far! But I had noticed over the last week and a half or so that the "normal" pain in my left hip from sciatica has been worse than usual. And at my regular chiropractor appointment, I found out why. Apparently, somehow, at some point, I managed to sprain a muscle in my left hip. How the heck does a person manage to do that?! So, I've had to tone back the workouts and was going to sit out on my softball games tonight (which ended up getting rained out anyway). And I feel...well...lazy. Not something that had ever bothered me before, but this 6 week streak of at least 10 minutes of fitness every day apparently has helped make fitness an important and desirable part of my life! I guess that in itself is an accomplishment and a wonderful progression in my weight-loss journey. So yay for that and thank you SparkCoach! Still makes it very frustrating to not be able to do my normal, harder workouts. Back to the chiropractor again today, so we'll see what she says/recommends!
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    It's hard to "rest" once we get used to exercising, but it will pay off in the long run. Hang in there and keep up the great progress!
    1727 days ago
    emoticon on the non scale victory. I have sciatica, too, and have not been to the chiro for awhile. When it is not so good, my thigh goes numb and my foot hurts. Oh, well, such is life. I have been walking a lot, but not messing with too many back exercises.

    1728 days ago
    OMG emoticon for writing this! My scale is stuck, my measurements are even similar, but I could fit into a smaller sweatshirt that I couldn't zip at the same weight a few months ago. I thought maybe someone snuck into my closet and stretched out my sweater! ;) I hope the scale catches up with us soon, but it's so true it doesn't define our success! emoticon emoticon
    1728 days ago
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    1728 days ago
    Don't knock yourself out as something like this happen all the time. A rest will get you better as well as confuse the hell out of you body. This, when you restart exercise will get your body moving.

    Rest it up and you will see the effect when you restart.

    Good luck and well done

    1728 days ago
    It is a true accomplishment, more so than weightloss, when you actually miss exercising.
    I am sorry to hear that you've injured yourself though and hope you have a Quick recovery! Just take it easy and let it heal :)
    1728 days ago
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