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Still learning--still growing!!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I can't believe it has been nearly a month since my last blog. So much has happened it seems: my son deployed to Afghanistan, work issues, lost then gained weight, strained my calf muscle running--rested it for two weeks--started running again--re-injured it yesterday, family drama, lost 5 pounds, and the list goes on. I am certain that everyone has a list of their own--those list make up this journey called life.

I have a metal wall hanging that has the quote "Life is a journey not a destination" on it. That is so true!!! My journey has taken me places that I never dreamed of going and would not have visited if I had a choice. But those places, the people, and the lessons learned have shaped me. Maybe that is why I am still working on my weight loss goals. This time with more determination than ever before.

Unfortunately after taking the "What's Your Exercise Personality Quiz" on Sparkpeople today I learned that I have to channel that determination in a better manner. My quiz results said that I am a Hardcore Exerciser--guess that is why I got addicted to running. I do like to push myself physically--unfortunately I think that led to my calf injury a few weeks ago and the re-injury last night.

I have been focused on exercising, but I haven't been focused on my eating and tracking. I know that isn't the formula that is going to help me reach my weight loss goals, but somehow it was the formula that I was working with. Not anymore!!!

I am faithfully tracking my food intake in myfitnesspal on my phone, staying within my daily calories, drinking plenty of water, and planning my meals. Losing 5 pounds in one week is pretty motivating!!!!

I suppose I am truly a work in progress--still learning--still growing--continuing to move forward on my journey.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MICHELELYNN777 8/8/2013 9:32AM

    emoticon on your 5 lb loss! You are making positive changes and continuing to move forward and that's what matters. Hope your calf heals quickly so you can get back to your running.
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CLPURNELL 8/6/2013 11:01PM

    We are all a constant work in progress and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

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MNABOY 8/6/2013 9:49PM

    Weare all work in progress until we die.

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MIDROAD 8/6/2013 2:32PM

    Stay the course, you are rocking this thing!

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BRADMILL2922 8/6/2013 10:57AM

    Yes! We are a work in progress and we are still learning and growing! I love the quote that "Life is a journey, not a destination" because it is so true. We have our ups and downs along the way like you have recently, but we keep pushing! You keep pushing and I am happy to call you my friend and I am happy to be on this ride with you :)

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KNLILLA 8/6/2013 10:56AM

    Sending prayers your and you son's way!!


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