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Week 81... weigh in...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hi Everyone,

I'm getting giddy from all my ups and downs. Straight into it--- this week I'm down 0.4 kgs so I'm back to 73.8 kgs (162.36 lbs).

My neck and back have been giving me 'gip' (ooo that's an old saying-I feel old this week :) ), I have been really giving the new Zumba dvd's a work out and have been suffering for it. So yesterday I did a couple of hours and then some walking to realign everything.

I found I miss walking, I lost a lot of weight just walking and moved to zumba to up the intensity. I might add back some walking especially if it helps with the soreness.

Have you found that sometimes the losing just takes over all other thoughts and you feel low when you don't have that loss you were working on. my goal of 2kgs per month has ' gone out the window.'

I had a light bulb moment on Thursday--- I had lost some of the fun of working out. It had become a chore instead of a delight. So instead of getting depressed I looked back at the year and also at my Sparkpage where I updated the monthly losses to see at a glance and was nicely surprised that "it wasn't so bad".

So this week I encourage you to look back , take a rest if the journey is becoming a chore and enjoy each day. If you are breathing there are a myriad of possibilites in each day.

PS The peacocks are back but the white one has gone... :( ... the majestic male and the brown female are adding 'some class to the block" !!!! :)

PPS 10 weeks to go for Doctor DD, she is off to Rural practice for 5 weeks then Emergency for 5 weeks and it's all over....!!!

Thanks for so many great encouraging comments I really appreciate and cherish your friendships and caring notes and goodies.

Your friend
Christine

PPS Found this site for Diet rage on Sp :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/res
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CLPURNELL 8/29/2013 7:48PM

    Great advice we all get in a rut and it seems to get old but you are right that is the perfect time to stop and see how far we have come!

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SILVERWITCH59 8/26/2013 9:00PM

    I would love to just get back to walking. I gave up on work out tapes a while back. Have been going to the Dr and chiropractor for back now since May. MRI on Thursday. Maybe I can go to PT after that to learn some moves to help this body be more pain free. Let's just keep pushing. I really need to get motivated again.
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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/26/2013 7:59PM

    Ooh, I totally got to where all I could think about was my weight and exercising enough and trying not to each much. I couldnít enjoy special occasions because I would stress about not having healthy low calorie food options, I would MAJORLY stress if for some reason I didnít have time or the opportunity to get some high-intensity exercise in (drove my family nuts over the holidays last year when I was staying with them, I think), and I totally got to the point where exercise was a chore but I felt like I HAD to do it or I would gain weight and fail and not be healthyÖand it turned into a serious exercise compulsion disorder situation that turned out to have tremendously unhealthy results! So Iím glad to read about you stepping back when exercise seems like a chore and reevaluating what youíre doing. Thatís exactly the right thing to do to stay healthy and happy! :) Thank you for being such a good example. Great job!!!


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1BEACHWALKER 8/25/2013 1:52AM

    I find I am always constantly thinking about eating right, exercise, etc and I do get frustrated at no loss. But, we can't force the body to do what it does not want to do! It is good to switch to different exercise every 6 or so. The body I have read gets bored with the same old exercise and even with the food we eat! Go figure!
That is why I love to go walking, hiking outside...going to new places..it keeps it fun and interesting. Also, with the biking we do...setting a goal to finish this one rails to trails-46 miles of it, bit by bit. Each area has something new to see and it is fun always!
I take vacation time to break from the monotony of it all...eat what I want sometimes and rest up more and be active half as much as normal.
Overall I think you have been doing great!! It always pays to go back and look at before pics and the progress you have made over time!! So keep at it! You don't want to go back to square one right?! Just take it a day at a time and celebrate every day you do good! Whether the scale says so or not!!! emoticon

Oh, and I forgot to mention that it's just awesome to hear about your daughter and her being a Dr.!!! I am going to go check out that article now!

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/24/2013 11:23PM

    I'm all for getting outdoors and walking. There is always so much to see. At least you are down a bit, and not up. Keep it going. You will get there! emoticon

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TEALHAWK 8/24/2013 10:41PM

  Don't despair chin up and you can do this. Glad the peafowls are back

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DALID414 8/24/2013 10:37PM

    Try not to let the scale dictate your mood (easier said than done, I know).
Have a great last week of August!

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KING_SLAYER 8/24/2013 10:16PM

    I hear ya on the "losing the fun" thing. There for a while I found myself going to the gym twice a day for an hour each walking at 10+ degrees incline and 3.6 - 4.4 mph. It was all about burning as many calories as possible. Then I went a month with no going to the gym, just concentrating on keeping my calories in check. Now I'm going to the gym 3-5 times a week walking at 3-4 mph at an incline of 5 degrees. Doing it more for the act than for the calorie burn.

All my best to Bec, I'm sure she will make a great Doctor!

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KIWIANN 8/24/2013 10:07PM

    Hope you manage to get the fun back into the workouts, because that just makes life so much better!!
Congrats to your DD - that is a great achievement!! You must be so proud!! emoticon

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