I used to do tumbling and was very good at this one stunt where you ran down a ramp, jumped onto a tiny trampoline then landed in a tumble (head first) and somersaulted across it to your feet off the other side. i was real good at that, then I was pretty good on the full-sized trampoline, but I was best on the rings. I could do the birds nest better and tighter than anyone else. Alas, my back and hips are ruined because there was no good training and I was allowed to fold myself too tight. My stomach muscles were stretched way too far and now I have trouble with those, too.
Anyway - back to real life - I lost 5 pounds this week and I am so happy at myself. I decided to stop using artificial sweeteners as Splenda was reported to stop people from losing weight and I have been stuck here, no matter what I did, for 2 years. Well, now I've lost 5 pounds and that proves to me that that statement (in writing) was true. So now I can get back to my weight loss and really be proud of myself.
I just have to watch the amount of sugar I use and then also pay attention to what I am eating. My biggest challenge right now is to learn how to eat somethings without having them sweetened. Also, I pretty much stopped drinking all my favorite drinks that were made by Splenda, too. That means I am drinking a lot more plane water and liking it (even if I don't) but the water drinking is also helping me a good deal.
We went swimming again this morning and I did my usual 2 miles of water jogging, That will help also. I am very "high" right now and very happy as I'm back on the trail again instead of watching everyone else pass me by.