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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Reflecking back at the last 6 weeks, I am realizing I have been struggling.
Not only with the weight not coming off, but with stress and sadness.

In May I lost my very best friend to cancer.
that was tough. emoticon

A couple of weeks a go I lost another friend who used to be my neighbor.
these deaths hit me hard.

We have had a lot of illnesses in our family- serious illnesses, but things are looking up.

I decided to go low carb in Dec., and have lost 15 pounds; but went on Atkins and have lost only 4 pounds this 6 weeks.
but I am hanging in there and trying hard.
also, I have not been lifting weights for a long time.
I have this feeling that if I do, I will see the scale move upward.
but yesterday I decided to change my thinking, so I am doing the Now Or Never and for the 2nd day, I have followed the Strength training and I feel good.

Now if the weather would cool off, I could do more.
I still go for my walks and bike riding regardless.
so all in all, I think I am really doing all I can do, but will continue to push a bit harder.

We are what and who we are, and I need to remember that.
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    1192 days ago
    Grief and stress, beyond normal levels, have a way of chipping away at usand wearing us down.
    Maybe to help you grieve, you could do something that would help... Purple was my Mom's favorite color. Whenever I wear purple, I think of her. Maybe something like that?? It's hard, I know.

    I DO like your little stressed out mouse. You DID realize it was a mouse, didn't you??
    1192 days ago
    I have at long last come to the conclusion that I must give myself time to grieve; somehow we get the idea that we have to "recover" soon...why? Instead, I have just concentrated on "the small stuff" in regards to keeping myself healthy as I recover from my losses...

    1192 days ago
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    Donna- I know what it is like to struggle through a BLC round. That was last round for me! Please don't neglect strength training! A lot of times we think that if we lift weights we will weigh more. The opposite is true. Strength training helps our bodies work more efficiently. It is easier to get those bike rides in and walk farther and lift the groceries. When our bodies have more muscle we actually burn more calories at rest! Make sure you give your body a rest if you start to strength train a lot. Don't work the same body part everyday because your muscles need time to recover. You are doing great, Donna! Keep it up and the weight will come off!
    1192 days ago
    Love that last picture!! You've had a lot to deal with over the past year or two - I'm amazed that you are doing as well as you are!! Just keep trying and you WILL succeed!! emoticon
    1192 days ago
    You are doing great, considering all the sadness and stress it would have been easy to eat and stop exercise. You are still loosing. Great stress photo
    Anne x

    1193 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You are a strong person! You can do this. Get those weights out and get busy. I had that mind set but I'm doing ST 3x a week and I can see a difference!! Just keep doing what you know you have to do!!
    1193 days ago
    keep on keeping on
    1193 days ago
    I love your pic at the end Donna!

    Dealing with deaths is tough, especially when there are more than one in a short space of time. Focusing on yourself is a good thing, but taking time for yourself to grieve is important.

    Glad to see you are not beating yourself up! The heat doesn't help does it? We are in the middle of a heat wave so I can empathise.

    Eirlys is great thank you. Ready for school but we have a whole year to wait! Kira is at her dad's for two weeks and we can't wait to have her home already lol

    Lotsa love

    1193 days ago
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