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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"

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUSANNAH31 6/20/2014 2:47PM

    Being busy is good.
Warm weather is good.
Coming back soon will be good too.

Take care.


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_UMAMI_ 6/3/2014 8:39PM

    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.........

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FRABBIT 5/31/2014 6:03PM

  Missing your wisdom.

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KARENE10 5/26/2014 11:32AM

    Hope to see you soon!

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UUCEEJAY 5/16/2014 11:36AM

    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

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HIPPICHICK1 5/12/2014 9:33AM

    I tend to agree with SLIMMERKIWI
"a) been gaining muscle"

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

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SUZYMOBILE 5/11/2014 10:51AM

    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.

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BETHGILLIGAN 5/11/2014 9:24AM

    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!!

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OLIVIANIGHT 5/11/2014 6:14AM

    You've got to do what you need to do, but I hope you're back soon :)

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    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!

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HIKING-4-ME 5/10/2014 8:49PM


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SLIMLILA 5/10/2014 7:45PM

    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.

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SLIMMERKIWI 5/10/2014 6:46PM

    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!


Comment edited on: 5/12/2014 2:43:19 AM

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LADY_MARIANA 5/10/2014 6:21PM

    Best wishes!

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AJDOVER1 5/10/2014 4:22PM

    You're in my prayers.
I'm going to miss you.
Looking forward to your return. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/10/2014 3:53PM

    How is the elder care thing going? I've thought of it, but never got around to it. Stay well.

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    Either line works as long as it is true. We await your rtetuirn

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