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Ugh! What a week!! But I've progressed!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I had a super rough day at work yesterday. It's been a rough week, but yesterday was pretty much that little straw, you know? The wall in the ladies room took a pounding yesterday -- I did 200 really good wall push-ups over the course of yesterday to stay away from that ever-beckoning chocolate-laden candy dish.

When I'm upset, I have a hard time shutting down, so I got about 3 hours of sleep last night. I'm so blessed that tomorrow is my day off. If I can just squeak by on caffeine today, I think I'll make it.

I learned a lesson in all this yesterday -- normally I would have turned to food for comfort. Instead, I did something good for my body. Then I came home & watched Amy Grant music videos & hula hooped for 1/2 an hour. emoticon Progress!!!

The Prednisone has me up 4 pounds today, but I've been good. I'm holding steady in the middle of my calorie range, so hopefully the weight from the steroid will melt off quickly once I stop taking it tomorrow.

I choose to continue to make progress & move forward, even though my heart is still stinging.

Blessings to you, my beloved SparkFriends! You are such a blessing & encouragement to me. emoticon emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KONRAD695 7/28/2013 10:08PM

    Nice job on everything. Keep pressing forward. Work, sleep, chocolate, and meds are a deadly combo. You're doing great. Yes, I believe steroid weight come off quite quickly, as most of it is bloat. emoticon emoticon

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VTRICIA 7/28/2013 10:34AM

    Good job! moving on. Too little sleep is always rough on me.

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LJR4HEALTH 7/25/2013 6:43PM

    emoticon for progress and that was progress not turning to food but doing something great for your body

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RANGERFX 7/25/2013 5:51PM

    emoticon !!

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GODS_TEMPLE 7/25/2013 5:26PM

    You are doing all the right things Nilla. Those few pounds will be gone in no time at all. Just keep your eye on the prize...and you wont have any problems. A candy dish will never win over your vacation plans... emoticon
(keep thinking about the pool...keep thinking about the pool...keep thinking about the pool)

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MOM2ACAT 7/25/2013 4:49PM

    emoticon Enjoy your day off!

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KARENLEIGH32 7/25/2013 4:32PM

    Since my vacation I have been struggling, but I'm not giving up!!

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ANHELIC 7/25/2013 3:24PM

    Great blog and inspiration. Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/25/2013 2:36PM

    Good for you!

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FELINEBETTER 7/25/2013 1:19PM

    There you are -- even under stress -- still a champion!!! You GO Girl! I will keep you and this blog in mind the next time I am fighting that urge! Now if I could just learn to hula hoop -- I'll be even better! heheheh emoticon emoticon emoticon

P.S. Glad to see you're on the mend too!

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MATTEROFHEART 7/25/2013 12:40PM

    So sorry you've had a tough week! I know you will bounce back, though, and I'm sure the weight will just melt right back off. Congrats for sticking with it through the tough times!

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MICKEYH 7/25/2013 12:34PM

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AGRAMMIE1 7/25/2013 11:21AM

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BAMAJAM 7/25/2013 11:14AM

  You provide so much encouragement for me, and I want you to know that I truly enjoy your blogs! No matter what life throws at us, we can continue to make healthy choices!


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GIRLINMOTION 7/25/2013 10:08AM

    Great idea about doing your body good and take an exercise break instead of a chocolate break. Way to go!

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AUTUMNHOPE 7/25/2013 9:04AM

    emoticon Nilla !! You are making such healthy choices. Your body has no choice , but to respond positively .

You are leading by example. Showing there's still struggles, you still have the same urges ,but you CHOOSE to respond in a different way.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon tomorrow!

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 7/25/2013 8:59AM

    That is some amazing inner strength! Very well done!

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CINDYAST 7/25/2013 8:35AM

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KIWIANN 7/25/2013 8:31AM

    That cartoon fits perfectly for how I felt getting up this morning!
Good job beating on that bathroom wall - and hula hooping to Amy Grant emoticon what great ways to channel the stress of the day into something worthwhile!!
I hope that your day off from work is rejuvenating for you!!

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TDEMAIO2 7/25/2013 8:19AM

    emoticon your doing GREAT : )

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PEZCATHY 7/25/2013 8:09AM

    Awesome! Great choices, I'm not sure I could have your willpower! Oh that prednisone! But, it will surely heal whatever you are taking it for! Between predisone and croc shoes, I completely got over the tendonitis in the bottom of my foot which made it painful to walk! Hula hoop? I tried and can't do it, awesome that you can! I love your positive outlook today, great encouragement for me! Keeping you in my prayers today my friend!

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NANCYRUBIO 7/25/2013 8:08AM

    Glad you are being so mindful of the Prednisone, it can really play havoc with ones weight. Glad you are doing better and working hard.

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MAMISHELI53 7/25/2013 7:23AM

    Great choices! I gotta get back into my strengthening exercises.
Is there a way you can politely ask them to move the candy dish elsewhere so it won't tempt you?

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NANCYJH64 7/25/2013 6:21AM

    When I meet a temptation today (and I will at our Sales Conference), I will remember this blog.

Thank you

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MARYJOANNA 7/25/2013 5:50AM

  You showed much willpower avoiding the candy dish! emoticon

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NUOVAELLE 7/25/2013 5:25AM

    I hear you loud and clear on the "rough day effects"! Well done on coping with exercise rather than food! And thank you for the wonderful motivational quotes. I really needed them today!
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CRUISEBOUND4EVR 7/25/2013 5:10AM

    What a great way to push through and stay away from the candy dish! emoticon


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    Usually, steroids = fluid retention. Moving past that scale report. You're doing just fine!! Hang in there!!

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