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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Biking today felt really good with the 66-degree weather. The air felt cool and refreshing on my skin. I hadn’t been on my bike for 3 weeks and I’m glad I had the urge to take it out. It was a hard workout. The little hills in my area make cruising for a relaxed ride impossible, so taking the bike out always means a good heart pumping time. Walking is the only exercise I’ve had these past weeks, and not very consistently. So it felt great to do something else.

Along with taking the new medicine (been on it for two days now) I made a commitment to myself that I would do my best to get back on target with my workouts and eating. This is to do what I can do to ensure that I will be able to maintain my weight. I will keep tracking everything, which will help me see where any problems lie if I start gaining. If the way I’m doing things is consistent with my maintenance efforts so far (which have been fine) and I end up with weight gain, I will take this issue up with my doctor. I’ve been with him almost 20 years, and he actually seems to care. I trust him and have decided to give this med a try.

I’ve made an effort to be generally on the move more this week. The past two days I have been well within my calorie range. Today is going well, too.

My mom and I had a really nice talk on the phone today. We talked for an hour. No tension and no strange comments that effected my emotions. It was a very satisfying time with her. I think she got back her confidence that I love her.

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I hope all of you who take time to comment on my blogs realize what an impact you are having on my life. I think most of us don’t realize how our reaching out with our blogging can help us along as we grow into stronger people. And we should be aware that what we say is important. Even just offering a hug can aid us in persevering in this journey.
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    Biking is wonderful! It's my 'go to' type of exercise as walking and dancing (I love both) are hard because of foot complaints. It's so nice to be out there and get fresh air.

    I'm glad you feel you can work with your doctor. That's so important.

    Also glad that you had a good talk with your mother. Though it baffles me some that you need to reassure her, if I understand correctly, that you love her. I'd think it's often the other way around!
    1593 days ago
    I'm so happy to hear that things are going better for you.
    1593 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I am glad you had a positive talk with your mom. You sound happy and ready to keep maintaining no matter if there are side effects from the new medications, The bike ride sounds fun. The support at Spark is wonderful.

    1593 days ago
    You are definitely back on a plan. I think it is great to work with your doctor and monitor all the results, then tweak things as needed.
    1594 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    I am delighted you are in a happier place my dear! You do what it is you gotta do and you will achieve your goals.
    1594 days ago
    Good job staying on track and blogging, better biking today and best job trusting your doctor. Thanks for blogging. You have a energetic life. emoticon
    1594 days ago
    emoticon Spark is a safe place. It's great to have one, don't you think?
    1594 days ago
    I'm glad to read you went biking. I think life can be tough...and the little things like biking , exercise, good /healthly eating/habits can make us feel better on a personal, deep level. It helps the positive thought mind-set stay. Keep it going...!
    1594 days ago
    I'm very glad you had a good day. I've been itching to get on my bicycle, it's been a few weeks. That air does feel good!

    You have a good plan in place! I'm so glad you talked to your mom and it went well.

    I agree on how valuable blogging is. It has really helped me get over some humps.

    I hope you have a wonderful evening!

    1594 days ago
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