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Week Four: One more pound gone!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Today is weigh in day. I have lost one pound this week. This is exciting since Iíve struggled with my exercise this week. So far this month I have lost nine pounds. I am at 253! Almost in the 240s.

Last time I wrote in the Sparkblog was Wednesday. I have been keeping up healthy habits. Food wise I could be doing better but it isnít horrid. My goal was to track better this week but since I have been injured again I have been in pain. So badly have I wanted to buy a bag of Valentine chocolates and eat it all but didnít. I did buy a candy bar and ate it instead of a whole bag of chocolates. I knew this was a craving of emotional eating. I did well with that choice but I did have a little bit of fast food, but didnít go over in my calories. Most of the time I kept healthy choices and ate hummus, veggies, and fruit.

Exercise has been a challenge since Iíve had major back pain. Pain so bad that it makes me feel sick to my stomach and like Iím going to vomit. Even with this pain I have been going to pool every night. Wednesday I didnít do much in class because I hurt so bad but I was there and moving by doing modifications. Thursday I wasnít able to do much in class either but I still moved around by doing modifications. Friday I went to two classes and wasnít able to do much in the first class but was able to do more in the second class. Today, I did a lot in class. I struggled with the water crunches. It was hurting my back to I bicycled instead. Itís nice to have less pain today and be able to do things a little better. I canít wait until I feel better and able to exercise to my ability and more.

This back injury will not cripple me and not keep me down. I understand I have limitations but I will keep going. I told my friend that once Iím feeling better with my back, I will start to bike with her. She signed up for a Bike Ride that is 55 miles. She has to start training for it. Right now she is biking 10 miles on a mostly flat trail. I totally can do it, depending on the speed. Iím excited and am working towards it. I canít wait.


Plans for tomorrow:
Rest but if feeling up to it, 2 miles, walking.


Five things I'm grateful for:
1. Resilience. Itís amazing how our bodies and minds bounce back. It takes works but it happens.
2. Haircuts. I always feel better afterwards, even if they havenít done the best job.
3. Positive People. Itís wonderful to have genuine positive people around me.
4. Day off from work. Itís so nice to only get to focus on myself for the day.
5. Lotion. The pool and weather is just drying out my skin.
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