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I'm out - for a while anyway.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

This is just stupid and inexplicable, but after ten days of landscaping six hours a day, drinking tons of water, eating salads and very little else, Ive gained seven pounds. I don't understand how this is possible, but it's same scale, same place, same everything except amount of fat I'm lugging around. It's not muscle and it's not water retention - I've played those mind games before.

So I'm bagging the whole SP thing for a little while. I'm extremely busy anyway, what with spring clean-ups during the week and elder care on weekends, but it's mostly that I don't see how I can support other people when I'm such an apparently dismal failure myself.

I'm not quitting entirely, but I've got to take stock of what's going on here.

Not feeling very competent at writing at the moment either, so you may choose the closing line:

1) Gen. Douglas MacArthur: "I shall return"
2) Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator: "I'll be back"
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    Being busy is good.
    Warm weather is good.
    Coming back soon will be good too.

    Take care.

    1274 days ago
  • _UMAMI_
    I missed your grand exit!

    Please leaving me a calling card (on my SP) when you return.

    You shall be missed dearly. I haven't been around a lot myself, obviously!
    Life gets in the way.........

    emoticon emoticon
    1290 days ago
    Missing your wisdom.
    1293 days ago
  • KARENE10
    Hope to see you soon!
    1299 days ago
    I've taken my breaks from SP too and for much the same reasons. I'm back at it for a bit but not doing all that well. See you when you return. emoticon
    1309 days ago
    I tend to agree with SLIMMERKIWI
    "a) been gaining muscle"

    I'll miss you here, but I know where you live.

    1313 days ago
    Well that just sucks! I understand, though. I'm working on 10 pounds myself, and it really sucks when the writing muse abandons you. Everything will come together, though. And Morticia is right. If only the svelte were allowed to give support here, we wouldn't get any.
    1314 days ago
    I hate to hear this! I will miss you and, like MORTICIA said "you don't have to be perfect to hang with me"!! I love you for who you are, 7 pounds up or 7 pounds down, it's all the same. You know from past experience I will keep in touch and will not let you slip away!!
    1314 days ago
    You've got to do what you need to do, but I hope you're back soon :)
    1314 days ago
    You better come back or I'll have to hunt you down. LOL! I hope to see you back soon. You don't have to be perfect to hang with me, GF!
    1314 days ago
    1314 days ago
    I chose ARnold's comment.... he always brings a smile to me!

    That is really weird, all that work and 7 lbs...I've got a broken ankle and am barely moving, so the scale isn't even entering into my reality these days.... just staying on this pity pot and counting down the days. til the cast comes off and then starting all over again. I just pray that I don't need physio and a walker and the whole summer to recover, that will push my patience further than I can handle...

    my silver lining right now is that our weather is still miserable, cuz if it was beaufiful and spring-like out, like it should be, this cast would be hot and annoying and I would be so chomping at the bit to be out walking, this way, I sit and shiver and count down the days.

    Hope you figure out what's going on, and better stil that it's just a little bit of adjust ment and then the pounds start falling off like you deserve and all the work should be earning you.

    Take care and hope to see you 'lighter' and soon.
    1314 days ago
    Quite likely with the work you have been doing you have
    a) been gaining muscle
    and therefore
    b) also been retaining fluid for that muscle.

    It WILL cause weight gain BUT it will sort itself out.

    Being extra busy and obviously on your feet a lot also has a tendency to retain fluid. I found this when I worked every day for a year (except 6 days) as a caregiver, and then had some time off. I dropped loads of weight the first 3 weeks.

    I like your choice of closing lines - LOL!

    1314 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/12/2014 2:43:19 AM
    Best wishes!
    1314 days ago
    You're in my prayers.
    I'm going to miss you.
    Looking forward to your return. emoticon
    1314 days ago
    How is the elder care thing going? I've thought of it, but never got around to it. Stay well.
    1314 days ago
    Either line works as long as it is true. We await your rtetuirn
    1315 days ago
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